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Lot 5001

$550

Title: The Laws of the United States of America. In Three Volumes
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Richard Folwell
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1796
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set has been rebound in attractive full leather, with gilt-lettered labels and ruling to spines. Small amount of tape residue appears at top margins of volumes, with a very small dent, with minor loss of material, at top of rear cover of first volume. Books otherwise show minimal external wear. Bindings are tight. Volumes have new endpapers. Bookplates appear on front pastedowns. Previous owner's name can be seen on preliminary pages. Original endpapers have darkening along edges. Narrow strip of white paper is pasted at top margin of first page of texts. Lightly age-toned pages display scattered foxing.

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Lot 5002

$900

Title: Mother with Child
Artist: Ida Waugh
Medium: Painting - watercolor
Features: Signature
Print Year: circa 1890
Width: 21.75" Height: 25.75"
Art Notes: This work depicts a young mother standing at center of image, dressed in purple dress, holding baby boy in light blue clothing. Both are turning to face viewer. Author's signature appears in lower right corner.
Condition: This painting is well preserved under glass and matting in gilt wooden frame.

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Lot 5003

$140

Title: The Magician's Own Book, or the Whole Art of Conjuring: Being a Complete Hand-Book of Parlor Magic, and Containing over One Thousand Optical, Chemical, Mechanical, Magnetical, and Magical Experiments, Amusing Transmutations, Astonishing Sleights and Subtleties, Celebrated Card Deceptions, Ingenious Tricks with Numbers, Curious and Etertaining Puzzles, together with All the Most Noted Tricks of Modern Performers, the Whole Illustrated with over 500 Wood Cuts, and Intended as a Source of Amusements for One Thousand and One Evenings
Author:
Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald
City: New York
Year: 1866
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 362 pages plus 10 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering and elaborate ornamental designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated.

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Lot 5004

$40

Title: Our World: or, the Slaveholder's Daughter
Author: F. C. Adams
Publisher: Miller, Orton & Mulligan
City: New York
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 597 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been professionally rebound in green cloth, with gilt-lettered label to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Volume has new endpapers. Pages display sporadic foxing and marginal staining. Book contains tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates and textual illustrations.

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Lot 5005

$110

Title: A Vision of Thoreau. With His 1849 essay: Civil Disobedience. Woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi
Author: Henry David Thoreau - Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time he advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

He was a lifelong abolitionist, delivering lectures that attacked the Fugitive Slave Law while praising the writings of Wendell Phillips and defending abolitionist John Brown. Thoreau's philosophy of civil disobedience influenced the political thoughts and actions of such later figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Publisher: Self-published
City: South Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: 1965
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of Thoreau's work illustrated and signed by recently-deceased prize-winning woodcut artist Antonio Frasconi. This is an unnumbered artist's copy, with the artist's signature on limitation page.

Volume is bound in illustrated green paper-covered boards. Book is in excellent condition. Title page has woodcut illustration. Volume contains eleven full-page woodcut portraits of Thoreau. Text appears in double columns.



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Lot 5006

$200

Title: Six Crises
Author: Richard M. Nixon - Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Publisher: Doubleday
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 460
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This is an author-signed first edition of a book written following Nixon's 1960 presidential defeat to John F. Kennedy, this memoir includes the six major professional crises of Nixon's life to that point, including--in addition to the campaign against Kennedy--the Alger Hiss trial, the Checkers speech, and the Kitchen Debate with Kruschev.


Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Nixon's signature appears on blank preliminary page.

Solidly-bound volume is in excellent condition.

Dust jacket shows shelfwear, with light soiling and small closed tear to rear cover.

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Lot 5007

$25

Title: The Columbian Plutarch; or, an Exemplification of Several Distinguished American Characters
Author: Thomas Woodward
Publisher: Clark & Rascr.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1819
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 311 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: "The object of this publication is to extend some information respecting several of the most eminent and distinguished men in North America, from its first discovery to the present time. For the biographical memoirs contained in this collection, the author is principally indebted to Dr. Rees' Cyclopaedia, Allen's Biographical Dictionary, and Delaplaine's Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished American Characters." (from author's introduction).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows significant external wear, with cracking along spine, chipping at edges and rubbing to covers. Minor loss can be seen at corners. Binding is separating at title page and at rear of volume. Blank pages at front and rear of volume display extensive annotation and markings. Previous owner's name appears in top margin of title page. Pencil annotations are visible on a number of pages. Pages of text have staining throughout.

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Lot 5008

$35

Title: More about Teddy B and Teddy G, the Roosevelt Bears: Being Volume Two Depicting Their Further Travels and Adventures
Author: Seymor Eaton
Publisher: Edward Stern & Company, Inc.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1907
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 186 pages plus 3 pages of publisher's advertisesments
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This work is a scarce sequel to the original book on the Roosevelt Bears.

Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed boards with color pastedown depicting two bears in uniform playing flute and drum. Book shows external age/wear, with chipping at the edges of covers and bumped corners. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The work is illustrated by R. K. Culver and contains both in-text illustrations and bright color plates.


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Lot 5009

$200

Title: The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Author: Portia Takakjian
Publisher: Phoenix Publications, Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 27 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 18 of these books are still in shrink wrap.

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Lot 5010

$70

Details: This assortment of vintage and antique postcards includes linen, embossed, unique real photo, and chrome postcards. Subjects include railroads, trolleys, and airplanes; portraits, humorous, patriotic, the Grand Coulee Dam, Native American indians, the 1933 Chicago and 1939 New York World's Fairs, the San Francisco earthquake, foreign scenes, the building of the Panama Canal, etc. etc. There are over 150 postcards in this lot, and one is a folding panorama card.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 5011

$200

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.

Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.


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Lot 5012

$80

Book Details: The Civil War years are covered in these three bound, compilation volumes of "Harper's" and "The Atlantic" magazines. Contributors to 1863 "The Atlantic" include Louisa May Alcott, Charles Sumner, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert Dale Owen, Louis Agassiz, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry David Thoreau, Francis Parkman, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

"Harper's" vol. 22, which covers 1860-1861, includes Anthony Trollope, John Ruskin, Charlotte Bronte, and William Thackeray; and a long, informative, illustrated article about the Croton Aqueduct that supplies water to New York City. Vol. 31, which spans the second half of 1865, contains articles about the Civil War, and anticipates its finish. It includes installments of Charles Dickens' last completed novel, "Our Mutual Friend," an article about Oxford University by Goldwin Smith, who became one of the first professors at the new Cornell University, and a disquisition on women's work by Catherine Beecher.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Both boards are missing from "The Atlantic."


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Lot 5013

$200

Title: Some Gospel Treasures, or the Holiest of All Unvailing; Discovering Yet More the Riches of Grace and Glory to the Vesels of Mercy, unto Whom It Is Given To Know the Mysteries of That Kingdom and the Excellency of Spirit, Power, Truth above Letters, Forms, Shadows in Several Sermons, Preached at Kensington and Elsewhere
Author: John Everard - John Everard was an English preacher and author. He was also a Familist, hermetic thinker, Neoplatonist, and alchemist. He is known for his translations of mystical and hermetic literature.

Publisher: Christopher Sower
City: Germantown
Year: 1757
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/268/280 pages
Width: 7" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first American printing from the first edition issued from London in 1653.

Antique volume is bound in full hand-tooled leather, with raised bands and spine label. Book shows external wear, with cracking to spine and minor chipping at its head. Minor loss of material can also be seen along edges. Binding is firm. Front endpaper displays darkening to edges. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Previous owner's inscription and date of 1758 are written in top margin of title page. Lightly age-toned pages show scattered foxing.

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Lot 5014

$60

Details: Domestic items populate this assortment of estate ephemera, which includes informational booklets, and souvenir publications from the Philadelphia Zoo, the 1964 World's Fair, the Corning Glass Museum, and Girard College. Included is a 1927 publication on the history of Brooklyn Heights, with maritime art of the Navy Yard.

Also included is a collection of 15 vintage matchbooks, all dating from the early 1960s or before. The covers are intact with strikers on the front. Businesses advertised include the Norfolk & Western Railroad, a military installation, Chevron and Imperial gas stations, etc. Most still have their matches, and are in very good condition.

A 1930s eight-page newsprint supplement from J.B. van Sciver, Inc., a Camden, NJ furniture company completes the lot.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 5015

$35

Title: Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science, and Art
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Dix & Edwards
City: New York
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 668 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce compilation of issues of Putnam's Monthly Magazine, Volume VII, January to July, 1856, with a first appearance in print of two Herman Melville stories "The Apple-Tree Table; or, Original Spiritual Manifestations" (465-475) and "I and My Chimney" (269-283).

Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with pebbled dark brown cloth and stamped gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Spine cover has detached at front edge. Front board is detaching. Text block is intact. Previous owner's name appears stamped on front flyleaf, title page and initial page of table of contents. Pages display occasional light foxing. Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 5016

$140

Book Details: This generous group of vintage and antique children's books is rich with treasures, particularly in the number of volumes of fairy tales, myths, and folklore, many of which are centered in northern Europe. In addition to fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen and Andrew Lang ("The Orange Fairy Book"), other books cover the stories found in Wagner's operas, other Norse and German legends, and tales from France, Japan, China, Belgium, Russia, and Holland.

Among the many other charming volumes is an antique picture book with vocabulary captions in both English and German; classic fiction such as "Tom Brown's School Days," Dr. Dolittle, and a Father Tuck's Annual. "A Child's Garden of Verses" is well-represented. Also present is a story by Kenneth Grahame with pictures by Ernest Shepherd (better known as the author of "The Wind in the Willows" and the illustrator of the Winnie-the-Pooh books); and a Boy Scout Handbook from 1938.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5017

$130

Details: This variety of vintage and antique ephemera from New York City and Upstate includes books, photographs, advertising, billheads, Masonic material, a 1904 manual of NY state highway law, pristine linen postcards from the 1939 World's Fair (and a souvenir book from the 1915 Pan-American Exposition), a 1910 souvenir book of NYC, two programs from events at Auburn Prison, an account of Generals Abner Doubleday and John C. Robinson in the Civil War, high school football programs from Binghamton, Johnson City, Port Jervis, and Middletown, and three celluloid medallion portraits, etc. etc.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections.


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Lot 5018

$55

Book Details: This assortment of collectible, decorative antique poetry is composed of forgotten poets, many of whom were women. The one notable exception is the slim volume by our sixth president, John Quincy Adams. Published in 1854, his book his titled, "Poems of Religion and Society," and includes "Notices of His Life and Character" by John Davis and T.H. Benton. Adams was a highly principled man celebrated for his anti-slavery activism, including his defense of the slaves of the ship "Amistad."

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5019

$80

Book Details: This group of antique American history materials includes a fascinating collection of reproduction colonial and Revolutionary-era maps in a binder marked "Penn Archives." There are about 15 items in all, including very large maps (40" x 65") of Quebec, Pennsylvania and other American colonies, plus numerous surveys of individual land-holdings. These reproductions are not dated, but are themselves vintage.

Also included in this lot is a contemporaneous, two-volume biography of Theodore Roosevelt by Joseph B. Bishop (1920), a "Preliminary Report on the 1860 Census" (1862), and an 1872 book on "Men of Our Day," i.e., politicians, generals, financiers, etc.

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Condition / Notes:

Most of these books are in good condition. Some have age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Please note that the maps are intact, but are on brittle paper and are fragile. Some have tears along the creases.


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Lot 5020

$25

Title: Toward Sunset, and Other Poems
Author: Frank H. Stauffer
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 123 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth over beveled boards, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with faint moisture markings to front cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Volume contains frontispiece, full-page and in-text illustrations.

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Lot 5021

$20

Title: Hagar: The Singing Maiden, with Other Stories and Rhymes
Author: T. T. Purvis
Publisher: Walton & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/3-288 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Small stain appears in upper margin of pages 13-14. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 5022

$80

Title: Godey's Lady's Book
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Louis A. Godey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1851
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Godey's was a most popular magazine for women, most appreciated for its fashion plates. Most issues include literary texts, articles on fashion and needlework, a song (words & music), poetry, literary notices, etc..
Condition / Notes: Antique compilation contains issues for the period January to June 1851. Volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Book shows mild external wear. Pages display scattered foxing. Illustrated with numerous hand-colored fashion plates, engraved plates, in-text illustrations, house plans, color dress patterns and musical scores.

Texts appear in double columns.

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Lot 5023

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the five-volume set containing Henry Fieldings's "The History of Tom Jones" . This is a mixed edition, with volumes published at different times and by different publishers. Editions are as follows:

Volume I of a three volume edition is publsihed by P. Wogan (Dublin, 1801), second volume is published by A. Millar (London, 1763), third and fourth volumes are earlier publications by the same (1750).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 5024

$70

Book Details: This handsome collection of vintage and antique books is all about gardening, garden design, and other aspects of landscape architecture. Among the authors is Sir Osbert Sitwell. All of these books are illustrated; "Royal Gardens" by Cyril Ward (1912) has particularly nice, large color plates, and "Garden Design" by Marjorie S. Cautley (1935) has special colored, cut-out pages and charts to support a scientific understanding of color in a garden.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5025

$70

Book Details: The oldest volume in this assortment of bound, 19th century magazine compilations, is an 1821 collection of "The Monthly Magazine; or, British Register." The most recent are two volumes of "Popular Science Monthly," from 1883-4 and 1875-76. In between are three volumes of "The Ladies Repository," from 1851, 1859, and 1860; and Braithwaite's "The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery" from 1859, which is bound in leather. "The Ladies Repository" was "a monthly periodical of literature and religion," two copies are stamped with the names Lucinda Edwards and Marcia G. Kinney.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5026

$60

Book Details: Four compilations of antique magazines are collected in this hard-bound lot. One consists of "Westminster" magazine from 1784, with an account of the death of Captain James Cook in fight with native people in Hawaii; the "Columbian" magazine of 1787 has a partial account of "The Wandering Jew."

Two volumes contain "The Little Pilgrim," a magazine for children, with editions published in 1859-1863. A large folio holds a collection of Moore's "Rural New Yorker," a weekly from 1872. This illustrated periodical claimed to a "rural, literary, and family newspaper dedicated to the home interests of both country and town residents, embracing departments devoted to agriculture, horticulture, sheep and dairy husbandry, domestic economy, science, literature, education, general intelligence, the markets, etc. etc."

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5027

$90

Book Details: "Exotic" travel and exploration is the theme of this collection of vintage and antique travel books, which visits Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Titles include "Bushwhacking" (about Malaysia), "Over African Jungles," and "A Fantasy of Mediterranean Travel." Anna Leonowens, the Victorian travel writer, educator, and social reformer whose writing inspired "The King and I," contributes an 1884 book on India.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5028

$70

Details: All of the vintage and antique estate ephemera in this lot is related to travel, mostly European. A collection of postcard-size souvenir books contains items from Italy, France, Norway, and Germany; while a whole sheaf of booklets and guidebooks cover England. In addition, there are guidebooks from many principal Italian cities. One 1949 folder of photo postcards hails from Leningrad. Two more exotic places are described in a 1939 yearbook from Manila, Philippines; and in a booklet from the world's highest railroad in Peru.
Original photographs from the 1900 Paris Exposition appear in a guidebook from that World's Fair.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections.


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Lot 5029

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on naval architecture, ship design, and shipbuilding shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "No. 100 Illustrated Catalogue and Price List of McMillan Tackle Blocks, Sheaves, Hooks, Shackles, Marine and Structural Fittings" (W. H. McMillan's Sons, Manufacturers, n.d.) and Fredrik Henrik af Chapman's "Architectura Navalis Mercatoria" (Praeger Publishers, 1971).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 5030

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This folio volume contains issues of the Berlin daily Vossische Zeitung from August 1st to 30th, 1914. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle the initial month of the First World War, with headlines breaking news of the German ultimatum to Russia, announcement and initial measures of mobilization, declarations of war, the German invasion of Belgium, the beginning of the U-Boat war, and coverage of the battle of Tannenberg. Of particular note are the publication of train time tables on August 2nd, the business section of the same day with articles on "financial mobilization" and "War and the Bank of England," full-page announcemente of "war measures" taken by the Reichsbank on August 4th, the parliament session of August 5th and early accounts of military campaigns in both the West and the East. This periodical has tipped-in weekly illustrated supplements with photos of the war, as it was seen by the Germans, and texts articulating a perspective of that nation's war aims and national interests.

This volume contains a number of battle maps.

The Vossische Zeitung (more precisely: "(Königlich Privilegierte) Berlinische Zeitung von Staats- und Gelehrten Sachen") was the well-known liberal German newspaper that was published in Berlin (1721-1934). Its predecessor was founded in 1704. Among the editors of the "aunt Voss" were Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Willibald Alexis, Theodor Fontane and Kurt Tucholsky.
Until the second year of the Third Reich's reign over Germany, the publication was generally regarded as Germany's national newspaper of record, just as The Times and Le Temps were to Great Britain and France, respectively. At this point, the Vossische Zeitung was dissolved by the official, state-sanctioned political party, the all-powerful NSDAP, which circulated its own nationally distributed newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter.
Condition / Notes: This folio volume, measuring approximately 12.5" x 17.75", is bound in cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards. Ex-library book show significant external wear, with detached rear board and light soiling to covers. Final two pages of text block are also detached.Text block is otherwise intact. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Pages may occasionally show closed tear or small amount of tape repair.

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Lot 5031

$50

Book Details: This collection of art history is largely devoted to contemporary art, with two outstanding exceptions. One is a massive volume on Hieronymous Bosch, and the other is a slip-cased work on traditional Persian art.

The modern artists considered include Robert Gwathmey, Jacob Lawencek, Wiull Barnet, a memoir by William Cumming, Nicholas de Stael, and Carl Chiarenza. Slip-cased catalogs from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum highlight the works of Younger European and Younger American painters in 1953-54.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5032

$20

Book Details: This collection of art history is strong in its consideration of drawing, and shines in its concentration on pre-World War Two German cartoons and caricatures. In particular, the work of Wilhelm Busch and Heinrich Zille is studied, along with others. Another book examines the cartoons of American Saul Steinberg. Drawings by Jean Dubuffet, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Betty Goodwin, Bryan Hunt, A.R. Penck, Mia Westeerlund Roosen, Judith Shea, John Walker, Lajos Vada, and Philip Grausman are also examined. The lot also includes catalogs from exhibitions of paintings by Helen Frankenthaler and Will Barnet.

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Condition / Notes:

These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5033

$35

Title: Sunset City
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: uncredited
City: Unknown
Year: 1894
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 14.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This is a rare photo book covering the California midwinter exposition. Most photos were taken by famed photographer Isaiah West Taber; corners of each photo read "Taber Photo" or "H. S. Crocker Co., S. F." Each page features a brilliant b&w photograph of buildings and sites at the expo and/or a California sight from the period. Among the fair sites/views featured are Mechanical Arts Building, the Palace of Liberal Arts, the Great Lick Telescope, the Oriental theater, an illuminated Machinery Hall, a bird's eye view of the Mid-Winter Fair. This work also contains a panorama of Strawberry Hill, a double page view of Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, a portrait of Samoans at the fair and lumberjacks posing on a felled redwood.
Condition / Notes: Antique oblong volume is bound in quarter cloth with leather-tipped corners, pebbled brown cloth, stamped gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Book shows mild wear at extremities. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with full-page b&w photos.

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Lot 5034

$175

Book Details: "Britain in Pictures" was a series of slim, illustrated books that were published shortly after World War II, which described aspects of life and culture in the U.K. Prominent people were invited to author a volume, and writers represented in this collection include Vita Sackville-West, Sean O'Faolain, Rose Macaulay, Red Warner, and the Earl of Portsmouth. The books in this collection come with their original dust jackets. A couple of the titles are repeated.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5035

$45

Title: Godey's Lady's Book
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Louis A. Godey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1858
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 574 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Godey's was a most popular magazine for women, most appreciated for its fashion plates. Most issues include literary texts, articles on fashion and needlework, a song (words & music), poetry, literary notices, etc..
Condition / Notes: Antique compilation contains issues for the period January to June 1858. Volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with rubbing of boards and cracking visible along front edge of spine. Lightly age-toned pages show scattered foxing. Illustrated with fashion plates, engraved plates, in-text illustrations, house plans and musical scores. Contains a number of color dress patterns.

Texts appear in double columns.

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Lot 5036

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This folio volume contains issues of the Frankfurt daily Frankfurter Zeitung und Handelsblatt from July 1st to 31st, 1914. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle the critical weeks leading up to the First World War, with coverage of the repercussions of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the break out of hostilities in the Balkans.

This volume contains a number of area maps relating to the developing conflict in the Balkans.
Condition / Notes: This folio volume, measuring approximately 16" x 23", is bound in cloth-backed paper-covered boards. Ex-library book show significant external wear, with soiling to covers. Text block is intact. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Pages may occasionally show closed tear or small amount of tape repair.

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Lot 5037

$25

Title: Some Remarkable Passages in the Life of the Honorable Col. James Gardiner, Who Was Slain at the Battle of Prestonpans, September 21, 1745. With an Appendix Relating to the Ancient Family of the Monro's of Fowlis
Author: Philip Doddridge
Publisher: Mundell,, Doig, and Stevenson
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1807
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 268 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering and ornamentation can be seen on spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and cracking to spine. Minor loss of material can be seen at ends and along edges of spine. Binding is sound. Previous owners' signatures appear in top margin of title page and on page opposite. Age-toned pages display foxing throughout.

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