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Lot 8001

$425

Title: Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages
Author: Henry Shaw - Henry Shaw was an English architectural draughtsman, engraver, illuminator, and antiquary.
Publisher: William Pickering
City: London
Year: 1843
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: A work on the dresses and decorations of the Middle Ages from the seventh to the seventeenth centuries.

Condition / Notes: This handsome antique set is bound in half red leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The spines have raised bands and gilt-lettered spine labels, as well as elaborate ornamental designs stamped in gold. The books show light shelfwear. The bindings are firm. The volumes have gilt top edges and marbled endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is opulently illustrated, with hand-colored engravings and decorations, including initial letters and textual ornamentation. The title is printed in red and black, with the publisher's device depicting Aldine anchor and dolphin.
Lot 8002

$425

Title: The Resources of the Rocky Mountains, being a brief description of the mineral, grazing, agricultural and timber resources of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Dakota.
Author: E. J. Farmer
Publisher: Leader Printing Company
City: Cleveland
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 196 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a presentation copy of this volume, with a tipped-in leaflet reading "With the Compliments of the Author" on the front flyleaf. This antique volume is bound in cloth-covered wrappers with blindstamped lettering and ornamentation on the covers. There is a small (approximately one inch) separation of the front cover from the spine at the bottom. The exterior shows mild shelf wear. There is an ex-library label in the upper left corner of the front cover. The binding is solid.

Institutional notations appear in the upper corners of the endpapers. The pages show mild age toning. This volume is complete with all 20 illustrations accounted for. There are 19 plates, including the frontispiece, and one full-page illustration (“Indians Hunting Buffalo”).

Lot 8003

$650

Title: Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, during the years 1850, '51, '52, and '53.
Author: John Russell Bartlett - John Russell Bartlett (October 23, 1805 – May 28, 1886) was an American historian and linguist.

Bartlett was born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 23, 1805. In 1819 he was a student at the Lowville Academy in Lowville, New York, which he attended for two years. From 1807 to 1824 he lived in Kingston, Canada. From 1824 to 1836 he lived in Providence where he worked first as a clerk in his uncle's dry goods store (1824-1828), then as a bookkeeper and acting teller at the Bank of North America (1828-1831), and finally as the first cashier of the Globe Bank (1831-1836).

In 1831, he was one of the founders of the Providence Athenaeum, and was elected its first treasurer. That year he was also elected to membership in the Rhode Island Historical Society. The following year he was ordering books for the newly founded Providence Franklin Society, an early lyceum. Over the course of his life he became involved with a number of other organizations including the American Antiquarian Society and the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Bartlett moved to New York City in 1836, where he became a partner in the dry goods commission house of Jesup, Swift and Company. In 1840 he and his friend Charles Welford started the bookselling and publishing firm of Bartlett and Welford which was located in the Astor House hotel on the west side of Broadway between Vesey and Barclay streets. The firm, which was known for its large stock of foreign books, issued five catalogs between 1840 and 1848. While in New York, he became friends with a number of leading intellectuals, including the ethnologist and public servant Albert Gallatin. In 1842, he helped Gallatin found the American Ethnological Society. Bartlett later served as the Foreign Corresponding Secretary of the organization.

Bartlett is known in the field of lexicography for his Dictionary of Americanisms (1848), a pioneering work that, although supplanted by later dialect studies, is still of value to students of language and remains a valuable contribution to the subject. Later editions were published in 1859, 1860, and 1877. The first edition was translated into Dutch and published in 1854. The third edition of 1860 was translated into German and published in 1866. The work is referenced frequently by the Oxford English Dictionary in which it is given the abbreviation "BARTLETT Dict. Amer."

Bartlett returned to Providence in 1850. From 1850–1853 he was the United States Boundary Commissioner responsible for surveying the boundary between the United States and Mexico. During this time he traveled with Henry Cheever Pratt throughout the Southwest. The autoethnonym of the Seri people of northwestern Mexico, Comcaac (which he wrote as "komkak"), was first recorded by Bartlett during a short visit to the area in early 1852. The word was included in the list of approximately 180 words that Bartlett archived in the Bureau of American Ethnology (now part of the National Anthropological Archives, housed at the Smithsonian).

After being superseded by another commissioner upon the accession of President Franklin Pierce, he published "A Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora and Chihuahua" (2 vols, 1854), which contains much valuable scientific and historical material concerning the area.

From 1855 to 1872 Bartlett was Secretary of State of Rhode Island, and while serving in this capacity thoroughly re-arranged and classified the state records and prepared various bibliographies and compilations, relating chiefly to the history of the state. In the later years of his life he became the librarian for the John Carter Brown Library and collated an exhaustive catalog of the collection that was published in four volumes. He died in Providence on May 28, 1886.

[Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: D. Appleton & Company
City: New York
Year: 1854
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in blindstamped cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spines. These books show light external wear, with mild rubbing to the covers as well as some chipping and fraying at the top/bottom of the spine covers and the corners and edges of the covers. The bindings are solid.

The bookplate of a former owner is affixed to the front pastedown and the verso of the flyleaf in each volume. A fold-out frontispiece is present in both volumes. Volume I also features a fold-out map with a tear that extends approximately two inches into the image. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered foxing.
Lot 8004

$300

Title: The Winning of the West
Author: Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the Alleghany edition of this work.

This attractive antique set is bound in three-quarter pebbled leather and marbled sides. The spines have bright stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs. These volumes display minor loss at the top/bottom of the spines and at the outside corners of the boards. The bindings are firm. The text blocks have a gilt top edge. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with numerous plates with captioned tissue guards, including a frontispiece portrait of the author in the first volume.
Lot 8005

$200

Title: Books on Egypt & Chaldaea
Author: E. A. Wallis Budge - Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East. He made numerous trips to Egypt and the Sudan on behalf of the British Museum to buy antiquities, and helped it build its collection of cuneiform tablets, manuscripts, and papyri. He published many books on Egyptology, helping to bring the findings to larger audiences. In 1920 he was knighted for his service to Egyptology and the British Museum. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Henry Frowde / Oxford University Press
City: New York
Year: 1902
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in tan cloth covers with stamped black lettering and ornamentation. The books are in pleasing condition with light shelf wear. Volume I's binding is split between pages 16 and 17. Other volumes' bindings are solid.

The pages are clean with mild to moderate age toning. Examples of hieroglyphic passages are present. Volume VIII includes an index.
Lot 8006

$250

Title: A Guide to the City of New-York: containing an alphabetical List of Streets, &c. Accompanied by a new and correct Map.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Tanner & Disturnell
City: New York
Year: 1840
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 16 pages
Width: 3.25" Height: 5.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique pocket-sized volume is bound in brown cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the front cover. The exterior shows signs of rubbing, scuffing, and light soiling, concentrated at the edges and corners. The binding is solid.

The pages show light foxing/spotting. There is a complete fold-out map of New York City at the end of the volume, with separation along the creases.
Lot 8007

$225

Title: Siam on the Meinam from the Gulf to Ayuthia together with Three Romances Illustrative of Siamese Life and Customs
Author: Maxwell Sommerville
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 237 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first American edition of this work. This antique volume is bound in yellow cloth covers with colorful illustration on the front cover and stamped gilt lettering on the spine. The exterior shows moderate smudging and soiling. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with a gilt top edge and deckled bottom and fore edge. Light institutional markings in pencil appear in the upper left corner of the front pastedown. This work contains a fold-out frontispiece map of Siam, numerous photographic plates, and an index.
Lot 8008

$140

Title: The Pears of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick - Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick was an American botanist and horticulturist who specialized in spermatophytes. His main interest was cultivated fruit trees and he published a number of volumes dealing with such fruits as cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/636 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: This is the sixth in the series of fruit publications by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. "The Pears of New York" offers a comprehensive survey of major and minor varieties grown in the state, and chapters on the species and their characters, as well as pear culture. The volume is justly celebrated for its detailed color illustrations. The work is illustrated with attractive full-color plates.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to the covers and small stains to the front cover. This volume is solidly bound with clean pages. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Marshall P. Wilder and many bright color plates.
Lot 8009

$225

Title: Hawaii's Story
Author: Liliuokalani - Liliuokalani, born Lydia Lili?u Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamaka?eha, was the last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii. She was also known as Lydia Kamakaeha Paki, with the chosen royal name of Liliuokalani, and her married name was Lydia K. Dominis.
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/409 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in light blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to the spine and front cover. The book shows external wear, with darkening to the spine and light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound.This volume has a gilt top edge. Museum ink stamps appear on the front flyleaf. Previous owners' names are written in pencil on the front flyleaf and on a blank preliminary page. The pages are largely clean and without markings, with a few pages displaying spotting at the margins. This work is illustrated with photographic plates, including a double frontispiece portrait of Queen Liliukalani and Prince Consort John Owen Dominis. Appendices contain texts by the Queen relating to her dethronement and the annexation of Hawaii by the United States, as well as the text of the Treaty of Annexation.
Lot 8010

$550

Title: Italian Villas and Their Gardens
Author: Edith Wharton - Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 270 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 11"
Book Details: A tribute to Italian architecture and gardens, illustrated by American painter and illustrator Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966) and with contemporary photographs.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work. This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with elaborate gilt and color decorative designs. The book shows very mild external wear. The binding is firm.

The text block is adorned with a gilt top edge and deckled bottom and fore-edges. The previous owner's signature appears in ink at the top of the front flyleaf. The interior is clean and bright. This work is lavishly illustrated with a colorful tissue-guarded frontispiece and pictures by Maxfield Parrish, as well as photographic plates.
Lot 8011

$30

Title: The Marvellous Adventures of Sir John Maundevile Kt.: Being His Voyage and Travel Which Treateth of the Way to Jerusalem and of the Marvels of Ind with Other Islands and Countries Edited and Profusely Illustrated by Arthur Layard
Author: Sir John Mandeville
Editor: Arthur Layard
Publisher: Archibald Constable & Co.
City: Westminster, London
Year: 1895
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxx/414 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: Sir John Mandeville is the supposed author of "The Travels of Sir John Mandeville," a travel memoir which first circulated between 1357 and 1371.

By aid of translations into many other languages, the work acquired extraordinary popularity. Despite the extremely unreliable and often fantastical nature of the travels it describes, it was used as a work of reference—Christopher Columbus, for example, was heavily influenced by both this work and Marco Polo's earlier Il Milione (Adams 1988, p. 53). (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition, being copy number 56 of 100. The preface is by John Cameron Grant.

This antique volume is bound in light green paper-covered boards, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. A pictorial design depicting galleons in a harbor appears stamped in gold on the front cover. The book shows external wear, with cracking along the front spine edge and light soiling to the covers. Minor loss of material is visible at the top/bottom of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The title page is printed in red and black. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece and 25 full-page wood-engraved plates on Japon, illustrated throughout with red and black vignettes and initials, all by Arthur Layard.
Lot 8012

$200

Title: Hawkins's Picture of Quebec; With Historical Recollections
Author: Alfred Hawkins
Publisher: Printed for the Proprietor by Neilson & Cowan
City: Quebec
Year: 1834
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 477 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: A history of Quebec City.
Condition / Notes: This full-cloth volume lacks its spine cover and has detached boards. The text block has separated between pages 168 and 169. Preliminary pages, including frontispiece, additional illustrated title page and title page, are detached from the text block. A previous owner's name and the year 1855 appear in the upper right corner of the title page. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with 13 plates in addition to the engraved title page.
Lot 8013

$30

Title: Journals of the Rev. James Frederick Schon and Mr. Samuel Crowther, who, with the Sanction of Her Majesty's Government, accompanied the Expedition up the Niger, in 1841, in behalf of the Church Missionary Society. With Appendices, and Map.
Author: James Frederick Schon, Samuel Crowther
Publisher: Hatchard and Son / Nisbet and Co. / Seeleys
City: London
Year: 1842
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 393 pages plus advertisement leaf
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine. There is moderate external wear, including chipping and some loss to the top and bottom of the spine cover, and the remnants of a library label on the spine. There is also light rubbing and scuffing to the covers. Some chipping is also evident at the corners.

The binding is split between the table of contents and the first page of the preface. The bulk of the text block is detached from the spine cover and front board. The rear board is partially detached.

This work includes a two-page continuous-sheet map of the expedition. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal marks.
Lot 8014

$30

Details: This lot consists of the over 100 pieces of antique estate correspondence & ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Finance related ephemera includes cancelled checks, billheads, and a bankbook from "The Carthage National Bank". Some of the pieces of correspondence are in their original envelopes. Other items include a photographs, letterheads, and a deed.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8015

$35

Title: Chief of the Pilgrims: or The Life and Time of William Brewster, Ruling Elder of the Pilgrim Company That Founded New Plymouth, the Parent Colony of New England, in 1620.
Author: Ashbel Steele
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott and Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxviii / 416 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: William Brewster (c. 1566–10 April 1644) was an English official and Mayflower passenger in 1620. In Plymouth Colony, by virtue of his education and existing stature with those immigrating from the Netherlands, Brewster, a separatist, became a regular preacher and the leader of the community. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. This antique volume is bound in dark gray cloth with blindstamped ornamentation on the covers and stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is chipping and small losses to the top and bottom of the spine cover. A library label is affixed to the bottom of the spine. The binding is sound.

A Griswold College Library bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. A frontispiece portrait depicts the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower. The pages show light age toning. This work includes several maps and illustrations.
Lot 8016

$30

Details: This lot consists of the vintage original baseball jersey with varsity letter shown in the corresponding images.

This bright red, size 34, button-down jersey is made of rayon satin with a cotton back. It has a varsity "R" on the front and the number 1 on the back.

This item came to us from the Van Lennep family estate, which includes famous nineteenth century minister Henry Van Lennep and his grandson, Brown University baseball pitcher Henry John Van Lennep.

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Condition / Notes: This jersey is well-preserved with some age toning to cloth. The original tags are intact.
Lot 8017

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the bound messages from the President of the United States and accompanying executive documents shown in the corresponding images.

These antique volumes contain Presidential messages and government documents from the 1820s through the 1850s, and include information on the statehood of California, an annual report from Joel Poinsett (Secretary of War under James Buchanan), and various fold-out maps and charts.

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Condition / Notes: Many of these volumes are disbound or show detached boards. Pages show moderate age toning and some foxing.
Lot 8018

$60

Title: Historic Ornament: Treatise on Decorative Art and Architectural Ornament
Author: James Ward
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1897
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in cloth covers, with stamped black lettering and ornamentation on the front covers, as well as stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spines. The books show light shelf wear, with some rubbing and bumping evident at the top/bottom of the spines and at the corners. The front hinge of the first volume is cracked; the binding of the second is sound.

The text blocks are adorned with deckled edges. Institutional markings in pencil appear on the endpapers. The pages are clean with mild age toning. Numerous diagrams and illustrations are included.
Lot 8019

$55

Title: A Bibliography of Fishes
Author: Bashford Dean - Bashford Dean (October 28, 1867 – December 6, 1928) was an American zoologist, specializing in ichthyology, and at the same time an expert in medieval armor. He is the only person to have held concurrent positions at the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was Honorary Curator of Arms and Armor; the Metropolitan Museum purchased his collection of arms and armor after his death, which his friend Daniel Chester French commemorated with a plaque. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Editor: Charles Rochester Eastman
City: New York
Year: 1916-1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Softcover
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This landmark study of fishes and fisheries literature includes every known publication at the time of the bibliography's printing, in all languages.
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes are bound in paper wrappers with black lettering stamped on the spine and front cover. The seal of the American Museum of Natural History is stamped on the front cover. The covers show some edge wear and minor loss as well as light soiling. The bindings are solid.

The text blocks are adorned with deckled edges. Faded ink stamps on the front covers and title pages are the only institutional markings. The pages show moderate age toning.
Lot 8020

$175

Title: China in Convulsion
Author: Arthur Henderson Smith - Arthur Henderson Smith was a missionary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions noted for spending 54 years as a missionary in China and writing books which presented China to foreign readers. These books include "Chinese Characteristics," "Village Life in China" and "The Uplift of China." In the 1920s, "Chinese Characteristics" was still the most widely read book on China among foreign residents there.
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
City: New York
Year: 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spines and front covers. Elaborately designed ornamentation, with Chinese scenes and motifs, appear on the spines and front covers. The books show moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers and sunning to the spines. The bindings are firm. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with plates, including tissue-guarded frontispieces, and a well-preserved fold-out map at the rear of the first volume.
Lot 8021

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique American military history shown in the corresponding image(s).

Sample titles include "General Lee," "The Robert Lucas Journal," and "Dedication of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park." Engravings, photographs, maps, and facsimile letters are present.

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Condition / Notes: The items constituting this lot may display signs of age/wear including chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities. Some volumes display absent or severely distressed spine covers. One volume is in a dust jacket.
Lot 8022

$100

Book Details: The items in this lot consist of the antique archaeological journals shown in the corresponding image(s).

The lot comprises approximately 90 volumes of "El Palacio" from 1918 to 1929. Typical content includes descriptions of mostly southwestern Native American Indian history, ceremonies, architecture, pottery, arts and crafts, and exhibitions. These items are in original wrappers, each with a black and white image.

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Condition / Notes: The volumes in this lot may display signs of age/wear such as chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8023

$110

Book Details: The items in this lot consist of the decorative antique Japanese history shown in the corresponding image(s).

Representative titles include "An Introduction to Japan," "Notes in Japan," and "A Daughter of the Samurai." The historical period covered extends from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. Tables and engravings are present.

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Condition / Notes: The items comprising this lot may display signs of age/wear including chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8024

$80

Title: The Indians of Pecos Pueblo: A Study of Their Skeletal Remains
Author: Earnest Albert Hooton - Earnest Albert Hooton (November 20, 1887 – May 3, 1954) was a U.S. physical anthropologist known for his work on racial classification and his popular writings such as the book Up From The Ape. Hooton sat on the Committee on the Negro, a group that "focused on the anatomy of blacks and reflected the racism of the time. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Published for the Department of Arachaeology Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, by the Yale University Press
City: New Haven
Year: 1930
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 391 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in plain cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine. The exterior shows light shelfwear, with some bumping at the edges of the covers. The binding is solid.

A museum rubber stamp appears in the upper right corner of the front flyleaf. The pages are clean. This work contains numerous full-page photographic illustrations and diagrams. Several stand-alone plates are stored in a pocket on the rear pastedown. There is a bibliography at the end of the volume.
Lot 8025

$250

Title: The Writings & Speeches of Edmund Burke
Author: Edmund Burke - Edmund Burke PC was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.
He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. The latter led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro–French Revolution "New Whigs," led by Charles James Fox.
Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the 19th century. Since the 20th century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism, as well as a representative of classical liberalism.
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1901
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, with each volume numbered 193 on the verso of the half-title page. This antique set is bound in tan cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spines and front covers. These books show light to moderate external wear, with some rubbing and moisture marking evident to the covers. The bindings are sound.

The text blocks are adorned with gilt top edges and deckled bottom and fore-edges. There are small institutional notations in the upper left corner of the front pastedowns. All but the final volume have faint tide markings to the lower margins of the text blocks. This occurs most noticeably in volume I, around page 343. This work includes frontispieces.

Lot 8026

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the American history titles shown in the corresponding image(s).

Representative works include "Conversations with Lincoln," "The Truth about Hoover," and "Life of P.T. Barnum." "Such Is Life" is a limited edition.

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Condition / Notes: The items constituting this lot may display signs of age/wear including chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities. Some volumes may be ex-library and display the customary markings and insertions. Many items are in dust jackets, some showing mild distress.
Lot 8027

$325

Title: An Essay on the Best System of Liberal Education, Adapted to the Genius of the Government of the United States. Comprehending Also, an Uniform, General Plan for Instituting and Conducting Public Schools in This Country, on Principles of the Most Extensive Utility. To Which Is Prefixed, an Address to the Legislature of Maryland on That Subject
Author: Samuel Knox - Knox served as a pastor at Bladensburg (1795–1797) and Frederick, Maryland (1797–1803), and also as a schoolteacher, beginning his teaching career at Bladensburg Grammar School in 1788. From 1797 to 1803 he served as principal of the Frederick Academy, and from 1808 to 1820 he was principal of Baltimore College. In addition to his religious and educational duties, Knox engaged in the political debates of the day, writing pamphlets in 1798 on Joseph Priestley’s “avowed Religious Principles” and in 1800 A Vindication of the Religion of Mr. Jefferson and a Statement of his Services in the Cause of Religious Liberty. Knox approved of Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom and also of Jefferson’s proposed system of education for Virginia. Knox proposed a similar system for Maryland, with the same lack of success Jefferson had across the Potomac. Jefferson may have been influenced by Knox’s essay when he designed the University of Virginia in 1816. One year later Knox was offered a professorship in languages and belles lettres at the University of Virginia, but the plans fell through. A dedicated reformer with visionary plans for America’s future, Knox was also a despotic teacher and unable to bring his grandest schemes to fruition. He died on 31 August 1832 in Frederick. (Information courtesy of www.encyclopedia.com)


Publisher: Printed by Warner & Hanna
City: Baltimore
Year: 1799
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 173 pages plus4 pages of a list of subscribers
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: In 1796 the American Philosophical Society held a contest to design the best system of education for the United States. Samuel Knox entered, proposing a system of national instruction particularly designed for this “wide extent of territory, inhabited by citizens blending together almost all the various manners and customs of every country in Europe.” Providing elementary education for both girls and boys, uniform training and salaries for teachers, standard textbooks produced by a national university press, with a college in every state each charging the same fees and tuition, and at “the fountain head of science” a national university, Knox’s ambitious plan won second prize.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The spine has a gilt-lettered red leather label. The book shows external wear, with cracking along the front spine edge.and rubbing to the covers. Minor loss of material is visible at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The endpapers display light foxing. A previous owner's signature and the year 1883 are penciled on the front flyleaf. The top edge of the endpapers and pages exhibit a very faint moisture marking. The pages are lightly foxed. George Washington figures among the subscribers.
Lot 8028

$35

Title: Improvements in Naval Engineering in Great Britain
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Published by HR 47th Congress, 2d session, Ex Doc 48, Jan 8, 1883
City: Washington
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering on the cover. There is light rubbing to the surface of the covers, and rubbing, chipping, and chewing is evident along the spine on the rear of the volume. The binding shows some internal weakness between plates 30 and 31.

An ex-library bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. The pages show mild age toning. Numerous diagrams, plates, and fold-out charts are included.
Lot 8029

$175

Title: The American Bicycler: A Manual for the Observer, the Learner, and the Expert.
Author: Charles E. Pratt - Charles E. Pratt was elected as the first president of the League of American Wheelmen, which is now the League of American Bicyclists. He wrote a handbook titled "The American Bicycler" which contained the first set of road signals in use in the U.S. During his era, he was considered the highest American authority on cycling matters.

[Information courtesy the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame]
Publisher: Houghton, Osgood and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1879
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 211 pages plus publisher's catalog
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown leather-covered boards with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the front cover. The spine cover is lacking. There is some rubbing and scuffing to the covers, particularly at the edges and corners. the binding is sound.

There is an ex-library stamp on the front pastedown. There is moisture marking to the first 36 pages. Other pages show mild age toning. There is one plate, as well as numerous textual illustrations and diagrams. This work contains an index.
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