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Lot 5334

$175

Title: Dissertation on First-Principles of Government
Author: Thomas Paine - Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the America Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination."

Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin and he arrivied in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely read pamphlet "Common Sense" (1776), the all-time best-selling American book that advocated colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and "The American Crisis" (1776-83), a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series. "Common Sense" was so influential that John Adams said, "Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain."

Paine lived in France for most of the 1790s, becoming deeply involved in the French Revolution. He wrote the "Rights of Man" (1791), in part a defense of the French Revolution against its critics. His attacks on British writer Edmund Burke led to a trial and conviction in absentia in 1792 for the crime of seditious libel. In 1792, despite not speaking French, he was elected to the French National Convention. The Girondists regarded him as an ally. Consequently, the Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him as an enemy. In December 1793, he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris, then released in 1794. He became notorious because of "The Age of Reason" (1793-94), his book that advocates deism, promotes reason and freethinking, and argues against institutionalized religion in general and Christian doctrine in particular. He also wrote the pamphlet "Agrarian Justice" (1795), discussing the origins of property, and introduced the concept of a guaranteed minimum income.

In 1802, he returned to America where he died on June 8, 1809. Only six people attended his funeral as he had been ostracized for his ridicule of Christianity.
Publisher: The English Press
City: Paris
Year: 1795
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Sewn Binding
Pagination: 40 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, second state printing of this work by Thomas Paine.

Volume appears without covers, with text block beginning with title page and ending with last page of text. Pages are intact and display no tears, creasing or punctures. Foxing appears throughout.

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Lot 5335

$20

Book Details: This collection of antique French and English history includes two two-volume sets, with the memoirs of Frederic Villiers ("His Five Decades of Adventure," 1920) and "The Gurneys of Earlham," by Augustus J.C. Hare (1895). Two books cover some much-contested European ground: "The Spell of Flanders," by Edward Neville Vose (1915) and "Events in France, 1815," which describes the Hundred Days after Napoleon escaped from exile in Elba and his final Battle of Waterloo, in a limited edition published in 1895. Al;so included is "The Story of Nell Gwyn," in a handsome 1882 edition.

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Lot 5336

$35

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antique books of travel and exploration touches nearly every corner of the globe (except Australia and the Antarctic). Particular concentration is on China and different parts of Africa, but several volumes deal with the South Seas and Singapore. Other books narrate trips around the world, or to Arabia, Iraq, and Turkey; or the Arctic, or even Edinburgh. As all of these books are at least fifty years old, they provide intriguing glimpses into the histories of these places.

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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 5337

$55

Book Details: There are three hardcover books about the American space program, exploration, and astronauts in this collection. Two are copies of "Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon," by Alan Shepard and Deke Slayton, who were among the first seven Mercury astronauts. Both these books are signed by Alan Shepherd, who was the very first American ever sent into space and who later landed on the moon with the Apollo 14 crew. Also included is "Encounter with Tiber," by Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes, a science fiction novel about a new space race, and contact with another civilization light years away. This book is signed by Aldrin, who, as part of the Apollo 11 mission, was the second person to walk on the moon.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in very good condition with dust jackets protected by mylar.

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Lot 5338

$90

Book Details: Any student of fashion, textiles or clothing design would be fascinated by this collection of "American Fabrics" magazine, an oversize trade publication for the garment industry. These thirteen issues span the years 1947-1950, and contain many real textile swatches, showcasing the latest in technologies and style.

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Condition / Notes: These periodicals are in generally good, intact, clean condition, although they do show moderate use and wear consistent with age.

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Lot 5339

$20

Title: Memoirs of the Life and Gospel Labours of the Late Daniel Wheeler, a Minister of the Society of Friends
Author: Daniel Wheeler
Publisher: Harvey and Darton
City: London
Year: 1842
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxviii/793 plus page of errata
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Endpapers are new. Pages display scattered foxing. Fold-out map at front of volume (following contents) is intact.

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Lot 5340

$25

Book Details: This generous assortment of collectible estate books includes literature and literary criticism, history, and biography, and other books on books. W.B. Yeats, Joseph Heller, John Updike, Washington Irving, Edmund Wilson, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Henry Roth are each represented by more than one book apiece. Uncorrected proofs for books by M.F.K. Fisher and Annie Dillard are included.

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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 5341

$110

Book Details: This assortment of collectible literature is nicely balanced between serious fiction -- Norman Mailer, Lawrence Durrell, Graham Greene, Bernard Malamud -- and lighter entertainments, such as three books by S.J. Perelman and a splendid, fat, three-volume set of "The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night." This special edition was published in 1934 by the Limited Editions Club, and is the complete, unexpurgated version by the original translator, Victorian explorer, adventurer, and sexual libertarian Sir Richard Francis Burton.

Other writers included are Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Charles Dickens, John Wain, Morley Callaghan, John Barth, Irwin Shaw, and Sean O'Casey. Also included in this lot is issue #11 (2003) of McSweeney's Quarterly in decorative hard covers; page proofs of "The End of the World News" by Anthony Burgess (1982); and "Rapture," a collection of erotic black and white photographs by Ron Raffaelli.

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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 5342

$10

Book Details: Three books in this assortment of antique reference books concern the use and uses of language, beginning with an 1822 English/Latin dictionary. Also present is an 1853 "Rhetoric of Conversation," and a manual of the rules of order for running public meetings and social occasions. A delightful 1899 book published by the Ladies Home Journal explains the novel idea of "kindergarten," or preschool education; and a decorative 1910 volume contains "Half-Hour Talks on Character Building." Instruction in whist is also available.

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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 5343

$40

Title: Gilbert St. Maurice
Author: L. D. Whitson
Publisher: Tavel, Eastman & Howell
City: Nashville
Year: 1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 331 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with detached lower half of spine cover and extensive soiling/spotting to covers. Binding is sound. Pages display sporadic light foxing. Original mounted photo serves as frontispiece portrait. Author's name appears written in pencil under picture.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5344

$45

Book Details: This rich collection of American history approaches the topic by region, and specializes in the West (California, New Mexico, and Arizona) and the Midwest (Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota).

The California Gold Rush of 1849 is the particular topic of two books, including a handsome, slip-cased biography of James Marshall, the discoverer of gold at Sutter's Mill. Another book is a study of the Pueblo indians and their history, and the last book describes the covered bridges of California.

From the upper Midwest comes "Headwaters of the Mississippi" by Willard Glazier and "Tales of Kankakee Land" by Charles Bartlett. Two large volumes are devoted to "Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio," and the State Historical Society of Iowa published a large compilation on the Amana religious community.

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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 5345

$45

Book Details: This large assortment includes many books on nature and ecology, with specialty volumes on birds, spiders, and animals. The interplay of nature and culture is examined, as is the relationship of art and artists to the progress of civilization. A.S. Neill (of "Summerhill" fame) weighs in on pedagogy, and Freud introduces psychoanalysis.

This lot is also rich in antique and vintage literature, with the writings of George Eliot, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Arthur Koestler, and Robinson Jeffers and other modern poets. Also included are novels from Russia and Poland in translation.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $51.50
Lot 5346

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This folio volume contains unbound issues of the illustrated Nazi periodical "Neue Zeit: Kampf- und Werkblatt fur nationalen Sozialismus" published in Troppau, Silesia (today Opava, Czech Republic) by Rudolf Jung. These newspapers are all from the year 1926. This publication, part party organ, part anti-semitic & racist propaganda tabloid, appeared twice a week and contains news items both local and regional, as well as reports on developments in Germany and abroad. Offers rare insight into the early evolution of National Socialism both within Germany and in the Sudetenland. Issues are illustrated with drawings, cartoons, charts, graphs and/or maps.

Rudolf Jung (16 April 1882 - 11 December 1945) was an instrumental force and agitator of German-Czech National Socialism and, later on, became a member of the German Nazi Party.
Rudolf Jung was born in Plasy and went to school in Jihlava, a town fractured by national antagonisms. He was a civil engineer employed by the national railways of the Austro-Hungary. His party work took him from Vienna, to Bohemia. In 1909, he joined the German Workers Party (DAP) (later in Czechoslovakia, DNSAP) and became an ardent party agitator. Because of his party provocations, Jung was fired but his party put him on their payroll and he devoted himself to theoretical work. Along with Dr. Walter Riehl, he drafted the Jihlava party program of 1913 "which contained a more detailed comparison of international Marxism and national socialism and a more pointed attack on capitalism, Democracy, alien peoples, and Jews. Here, anti-semitism ranked behind anti-Slavism, anti-clericalism and anti-capitalism." ³ It is noted that Nazi ideology does not oppose capitalist relations or production, just the supposed excesses of capitalism. In 1919, he completed his theoretical work "Der Nationale Sozialismus." Jung expressed the hope in his introduction that his book would play the same role for national socialism that Das Kapital did for Marxian socialism. It is he that convinced Hitler to use the term "National Socialist" for the DAP's counterpart in Germany; Hitler originally wanted to rename the German DAP into the "Social Revolutionary Party".
Some of the posts and honors he held were; President of the State Labour office in area Middle Germany; Gauleiter ad Honorem (honorary); in 1936, Member of the Reichstag for the district Westfalia South. In 1943, he became the Reich Inspector and Director of the Reich Inspection of Labour Administration.
He committed the suicide in Prague's Pankrác prison before the trial against him started.



Condition / Notes: Antique newspaper issues are largely well preserved. They display age toning and may occasionally show small closed tears and tape repair.

Newspapers are preserved in a portfolio (measuring approximately 13" x 19.25") with cloth-backed paper-covered boards.


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Lot 5347

$20

Book Details: This lot of collectible books includes classic literature by esteemed writers of the 20th century, as well as an artifact of an historic literary project. Authors include William Golding ("The Inheritors"), Charles Jackson ("The Lost Weekend"), James Jones ("The Thin Red Line"), Jerzy Kosinski ("Being There"), William Saroyan ("My Heart's in the Highlands"), and George Bernard Shaw ("Love Among the Artists"). Also included is "These Are Our Lives," a Depression-era WPA project of real-life stories from people in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.

Many of the books in this collection are first editions or early printings.

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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 5348

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique travel and exploration books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Glimpses of Australia: Souvenirs for the United States Navy, August-September, 1908" (William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer, 1908)
and a first edition of "El Jimmy: Outlaw of Patagonia" (J. P. Lippincott Company, 1936, in dust jacket) by Herbert Childs.

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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 5349

$400

Title: Report of the Committee Appointed by the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania To Translate the Inscription on the Rosetta Stone
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania / Philomathean Society
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1859
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages plus 24 pages of catalogue
Width: 8" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Stamped pictorial design depicting sphinx appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and minor loss of material at corners. Blank pages at front and rear of volume display water markings. Markings can are also visible on pages of catalogue. Previous owner's name and date appear on preliminary blank page. A small number of pages are detached. Handsomely illustrated with color plates and drawings, as well as Egyptian-style designs. "Catalogue of Members of the Philomathean Society" appears at rear.

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Lot 5350

$25

Book Details: These five antique books are all about travel through and exploration of the the Canadian and American Rocky Mountains, Alaska, and the polar regions. Titles include "Trailing and Camping in Alaska," "Tramping with a Poet in the Rockies," "Edward Wilson of the Antarctic," The New North," and "The Call of the Mountains.

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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 5351

$35

Title: A Hermit's Wild Friends or Eighteen Years in the Woods
Author: Mason A. Walton
Publisher: Dana Estes & Company, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1903
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 304 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in dark green cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped pictorial design appears on front cover. Light foxing can be seen on preliminary pages, including tissue-guarded frontispiece, and occasionally on versos on plates. Book is otherwise in excellent condition. Volume contains plates, textual illustrations and numerous vignettes.

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Lot 5352

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on domestic animals shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are George Mivat's "The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895) and "Dogs and Their Ways; Illustrated by Numerous Anecdotes Compiled from Authentic Sources" (Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1863) by the Reverend Charles Williams.

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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 5353

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are W. L. L. Peltz's "The Top Flight at Number One La Fayette Street" (Privately Printed, 1939), signed and inscribed by the author, Murray Edward Poole's "A Story Historical of Cornell University with Biographies of Distinguished Cornellians" (The Cayuga Press, 1916), a three-volume "Ecclesiastical Records: State of New York" (James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1901-1902), with tipped-in slip bearing editor Hugh Hastings' autograph in first and final volume, and George U. Wenner's "The Lutherans of New York" (The Petersfield Press, 1918). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5354

$35

Title: What Every Family Wants. The Family Physician; Containing Simple Remedies, Early Obtained, for the Cure of Disease in All Its Forms
Author: Rachel M. Watson
Publisher: J. K. Bukenbrod, Publisher
City: Salem, Ohio
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 208 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather over pebbled brown cloth. Book shows significant wear to spine cover, with cracking and loss of material. Binding is firm. Interior displays light foxing.

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Lot 5355

$35

Book Details: This generous assortment of vintage and antique estate books has a number of real gems. Foremost among them is the complete four-volume set of Winston Churchill's "History of the English Speaking Peoples," with original dust jackets. Lovely decorative copies of novels by Dickens and others are also featured. This lot is rich in biography, documenting the lives of John Marshall, George Washington (by Woodrow Wilson), Marie Curie, Will Rogers, and Benjamin Franklin. Also included is a large, illustrated 1889 manual on home management and domestic economy.

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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 5356

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique philosophy books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed limited edition of "Thoreau" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939) and a two-volume edition of "Vistas from the Stream" (National Publishing Company, 1934) by Algernon Sydney Logan.

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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 5357

$20

Book Details: Philosophy in both its academic and experiential senses is represented in this lot, which includes the works of John Locke, as well as the "Meditations of Marcus Aurelius", an 1879 refutation of Darwinism, and Latin textbook from which students were to translate excerpts from famous classical writers.

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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 5358

$10

Title: Report of the Armor Factory Board, with Accompanying Documents
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1897
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 16 pages plus fold-out architectural drawings
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is disbound. Book lacks spine and rear cover. Front cover and pages of text show staining. One fold out has heavily soiled verso. Remaining plans may show light foxing/soiling.

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Lot 5359

$20

Book Details: Classic Victoriana is the chief characteristic of this collection of antique poetry, which features works by Longfellow, Whittier, Emerson, and Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Also typically Victorian is "Thoughts on the Death of Little Children," an 1866 anthology compiled to comfort bereaved and grieving parents.

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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 5360

$50

Title: Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings - The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation
Author: Joel Chandler Harris - Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution.

Harris led two significant professional lives. As editor and journalist Joe Harris, he ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize children's literature in the process.


Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 231 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in terra-cloth cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Stamped gilt and black pictorial designs on front cover depict hare posing in natural setting. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior displays foxing at front of volume. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, in-text and full-page drawings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5361

$225

Book Details: Before there was Photoshop or LOL cats, there was Harry Whittier Frees, who made amusing pictures of pets dressed up in cute doll clothes. This lot includes four of his books, and one original, framed photograph. Titles are "The Little Folks of Animal Land," "Four Little Kittens," "Four Little Bunnies," and "The Animal Mother Goose." Publication dates range from 1915 to 1935, and the books all bear the following disclaimer: "These unusual photographs of real [pets] were made possible only by patient, unfailing kindness on the part of the photographer at all times." "The Animal Mother Goose" is affectionately inscribed by the author.

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Condition / Notes: These books show ordinary wear consistent with age, but are otherwise intact. Sadly, one corner of the photograph has been torn away.

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Lot 5362

$25

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 September 1 to October 31, 1933. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in Nazi Germany, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events. This period saw the first Nuremberg rally after Hitler's coming to power and issues provide extensive coverage. This particular publication had a illustrated supplement containing literary and art sections.


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Condition / Notes: This folio volume, measuring approximately 13.5" x 18.5", is bound in cloth-covered boards. Gilt-lettered label appears on spine. Ex-library book show external wear, with soiling to covers. Binding is firm. A small number of pages show loss at lower outside corner. Text block is otherwise intact. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Pages may occasionally show closed tear or small amount of tape repair.

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Lot 5363

$35

Title: The Hill-Caves of Yucatan: A Search for Evidence of Man's Antiquity in the Caverns of Central America. Being an Account of the Corwith Expedition of the Department of Archaeology and Palaeontology of the University of Pennsylvania
Author: Henry C. Mercer - Henry Chapman Mercer was an American archeologist, artifact collector, tile-maker and designer of three distinctive poured concrete structures: Fonthill, his home, the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, and the Mercer Museum.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1896
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 183 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Stamped black lettering and pictorial design are visible on front cover. Ex-library book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Library stamp appears on at bottom of title page. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Pages are clean and without markings. Volume is illustrated with photographic plates and textual drawings.

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Lot 5364

$70

Details: This varied group of estate ephemera includes packaged new old stock shirt collars, a handful of cigarette rug premiums, pocket books such as an atlas, diary, and the by-laws of an Odd Fellows chapter, five perfume vials with painted wooden doll heads, antique purses, multiple pamphlets in a Slavic language, possibly Slovak; 1920s Erector set manuals, etc. etc.

Also included are two vintage, primitive pornographic comic books which utilize popular figures from the funnies such as Dagwood and Moon Mullins. One is credited to Zitch Bros. and the other to "Luke Atmine."

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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 5365

$25

Title: Beadle's Dime Chess Instructor, Containing All the Elements of This Fascinating Game; Their Application To Play by Means of the Best Openings; and a Series of Brilliant Games
Author: Miron J. Hazeltine
Publisher: Beadle and Company
City: New York
Year: circa 1865
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 90 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed orange wrappers. Book shows mild external wear, with loss of material to spine. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 5366

$10

Title: The Land of Eire: The Irish Land League: Its Origin, Progress and Consequences Preceded by a Concise History of the Various Movements Which Have Culminated in the Last Great Agitation. With a Descriptive and Historical Account of Ireland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day
Author: John Devoy - John Devoy was an Irish rebel leader and exile.
Publisher: Patterson & Neilson
City: New York
Year: 1882
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 220 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and elaborate decorative designs, including numerous pictorial representations on front cover. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at foot of spine.and at outside corners of boards. Staining can be seen at bottom margin of front cover. Hinges are cracked. Rear board is detaching. Front flyleaf is taped to front pastedown. Frontispiece, title page and preface are detached. Gilt-edged pages display foxing that is heavier at ends of text block. Water markings can also be seen on a number of the tissue-guarded plates.

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Lot 5367

$55

Details: This collection of about 175 antique and vintage postcards has some rare treasures, including 16 unique real photo cards (RPPCs), military cards of army forts, installations, and materiel; foreign cards (one sent from Oran during WWII), embossed patriotic cards, scenes including covered bridges, the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, railroads, several racist, Jim Crow-era Black Americana cards, etc. etc. A number of cards come from north-central and northeast Pennsylvania, including the Shamokin/Elysburg area. One of the real photo postcards was sent from Slovakia/Slovenska, and is printed and handwritten in Slovak. Also included is a postcard folder featuring drawings by the German artist Karl Blossfeld.

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Condition / Notes: This cards are generally in very good condition.

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Lot 5368

$55

Title: A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital
Author: John Beauchamp Jones - John Beauchamp Jones was an American novelist and diarist whose books enjoyed considerable popularity at his time.

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 392 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is volume one only.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss at ends of spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages display occasional (light) foxing.

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Lot 5369

$35

Book Details: Four intriguing vintage and antique volumes of polar and Arctic exploration comprise this lot. Included are "The Red Mountain of Alaska" (1889) and "Uncle Sam's Attic: The Intimate Story of Alaska" (1930).
"Thirty Years in the Golden North" (1932) is a memoir by a Czech who traveled by wagon across Siberia, boarded a whaling ship, and spent decades in a cave on an island in the Arctic Ocean. "The Life of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane" is an 1859 biography of an explorer of Mexico and the Arctic.

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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 5370

$25

Book Details: This is an absorbing collection of non-fiction reference books, strong in architecture and garden design; and with the refreshment of early printings of Kinsey's landmark studies and an explanation for Americans of how the British speak English.

Included in this lot is a biography of I.M. Pei and an attempt to classify types and features of American architecture; books of landscape architecture; Alfred Kinsey's "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" (1948) and "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female" (1953); and "British Self-Taught: With Comments in American" by Norman W. Schur. This last volume is inscribed by the author.

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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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