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Lot 5372

$25

Title: The Quaker City; or, the Monks of Monk-Hall. A Romance of Philadelphia Life, Mystery and Crime
Author: George Lippard
Publisher: George Lippard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1847
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 494 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with chipping and small tears at ends of spine. Binding displays stains, particularly visible on front cover. Book is tightly bound. Light foxing can be seen throughout. Contains frontispiece illustrations. Section entitled "Key to the Quaker City" appears at end of volume.

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Lot 5373

$45

Book Details: In addition to the many how-to books on gardening, garden design, and landscape architecture in this extra-large lot, there are also books on the history of gardening. Garden and landscape designs by prominent people in the field, such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Andre Le Notre are discussed, as are gardens in specific settings, such as the tropics, or in Italy, Giverny, or Winterthur. Books by noted garden writers, such as Katherine S. White and Eleanor Perenyi, are also part of this collection.

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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 5374

$20

Book Details: Vintage and antique books on Asian history comprise this lot. While particularly strong on China, a contemporaneous, illustrated account of the Russo-Japanese War is included, as is a 1931 book on "Tea Planting in Ceylon," and a signed first edition of the autobiography of the Dalai Lama's brother, written in collaboration with the famed explorer of Tibet, Heinrich Harrer.

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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. Several of them have dust jackets.


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Lot 5375

$30

Title: History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania
Author: Robert Clemens Smedley - Robert Clemens Smedley was born on April 5, 1832 in Willistown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Smedley was the father of three children and is best known for his history of the Underground Railroad in southeastern Pennsylvania. He died on January 2, 1883, in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Publisher: Self-Published
City: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 407 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor fraying at edges. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on front flyleaf. Pages display foxing and (largely marginal) water markings. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and additional plates, many of these portraits of prominent abolitionists.

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Lot 5376

$25

Book Details: These vintage and antique books address the history of labor relations, forestry science, agricultural economics, protectionism, Texas ranching, and other topics pertaining to finance, commerce, and industry.]]

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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 5377

$25

Title: Jerry of the Islands
Author: Jack London - John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. He is best remembered as the author of "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang," both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.

London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel, "The Iron Heel" and his non-fiction exposé, "The People of the Abyss."


Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1917
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/337 pages plus 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce attractive first printing of this posthumously-published novel, with copyright page reading "Published, April, 1917."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped reddish brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Name of author is stamped in black at bottom of front cover, with pictorial designs depicting running dogs at top of the same. Well-preserved book shows very light external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and address appear in ink on front flyleaf. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a color frontispiece showing title character.

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Lot 5378

$55

Details: Among this varied assortment of vintage and antique ephemera are advertising materials, including tobacciana such as cigarette flags and premiums; a 1916 calendar, a needle book, Calvert whiskey key chains, a wooden ruler from Blickensderfer typewriters, early Knotts Berry Farm souvenirs, a 1979 Matchbox catalog, and a figural novelty perfume bottle with its original paint. Baldwin and Hamilton piano brochures are here, as are materials from many other different sorts of products.

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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.

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: $6.50
Lot 5379

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique collectible children's and adult literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Mary Geisler Phillips' "Honey Bees and Fairy Dust" (D. C. Heath & Company, 1926) and "Spider Webs and Sunflowers" (D. C. Heath & Company, 1928). Also present is a first American edition of J. M. Barrie's "The Little White Bird or Adventures in Kensington Gardens" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902). The latter has moisture markings to covers.

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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 5380

$20

Book Details: The highlight of this collection of antique theology and religious books are the volumes in Welsh, including a leather-bound Bible. A small English Bible, a study entitled "St. Peter in Rome," and a book in German complete the lot.

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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.


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Lot 5381

$110

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

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: $23.50
Lot 5382

$40

Title: Healing Power of Mind: A Treatise on Mind-Cure, with Original Views on the Subject, and Complete Instructions for Practice, and Self-Treatment
Author: Julia Anderson Root
Publisher: Women's Co-Operative Printing Office
City: San Francisco
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/157 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Decorative designs can be seen on front cover. Book shows external wear, with small tear at head of spine and minor loss at corners. Binding is firm. Foxing is visible on endpapers and initial pages. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

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 5383

$25

Title: Ood-Le-Uk the Wanderer
Author: Alice Alison Lide - Alabama author of children's and juvenile literature, Margaret Alison Johansen
Publisher: Junior Literary Guild
City: New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 265 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with white lettering to spine and front cover. Decorative designs appear on front cover. Book shows external wear, with moisture markings to spine. Binding is firm. Volume has illustrated map endpapers. Previous owner's name and date of August 1930 can be seen on blank preliminary page. Pages display occasional marginal foxing. This work is illustrated with plates and vignettes by Raymond Lufkin.

Intact dust jacket shows shelfwear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine panel and at corners.

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 5384

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique science and technology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "History of the Manufacture of Iron in All Ages, and Particularly in the United States from Colonial Times to 1891. Also a Short History of Early Coal Mining in the United States and a Full Account of the Influences Which Long Delayed the Development of All American Manufacturing Industries" (The American Iron and Steel Association, 1892) by James M. Swank, and "Rambles of an Archaeologist among Old Books and in Old Places: Being Papers on Art, in relation to Archaeology, Painting, Art-Decoration, and Art-Manufacture" (Virture and Co., 1871) by Frederick William Fairholt.

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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.

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: $10.50
Lot 5385

$20

Book Details: Some unusual and interesting books make up this lot of collectible vintage and antique poetry. Several of the books are signed, including one by Pennsylvania poet Charles H. Stone whose "Arethusa" is a novel in verse. "The Hanging of the Crane," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, appears in a limited edition. Also included is "Colors of Life," a collection of poems by Max Eastman, one of the early Greenwich Village bohemians usually remembered for his socialist writings and reportage, support of the newborn USSR, and friendships with John Reed and Louise Bryant.

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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: $7.50
Lot 5386

$10

Title: A Private Battle
Author: Cornelius Ryan, Kathryn Morgan Ryan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1979
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 448 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "On November 23, 1974, Cornelius Ryan, the author of "The Longest Day," "The Last Battle" and "A Bridge Too Far," died of cancer. For nearly four and a half years he had kept a meticulous and totally secret account of his private battle against the disease, an account that was discovered only after his death. This hidden work has enabled his wife, Kathryn Morgan Ryan, herself a distinguished novelist and collaborator on his book, to join her words with his and produce an intimate, dramatic, moving and astonishing book." (text from dust jacket flap).
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work signed by Kathryn Morgan Ryan. Inscription on title page reads "For Betty and Abe / With very much love / Kathryn Morgan Ryan."

This book is from the estate of Abraham and Betty Ajay.

Abraham (Abe) Ajay was an artist who was best known for his artistic contributions for New Masses magazine during the late 1930s and early 1940s and also for his creative use of reliefs made of found objects during the 1960s and beyond. Ajay was professor of visual arts at State University College at Purchase, New York from 1978 into the nineties.


Volume is bound in maroon cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Light scattered foxing is visible on top and bottom edges of text block. Interior is clean and bright. Volume has frontispiece photo showing both authors.

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Lot 5387

$50

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.


Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.

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Lot 5388

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Rocking Horse; or the Rollo and Lucy First Book of Poetry by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1863 by George W. Childs - First EditionAntique volume is bound in blind-stamped cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor loss at ends of spine and at corners. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered light foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece and plates.
- The Canary Bird; or, the Rollo and Lucy Third Book of Poetry by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1863 by George W. Childs - First EditionAntique volume is bound in blind-stamped cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered light foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece and plates.


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Lot 5389

$120

Title: Moby-Dick; or, the Whale
Author: Herman Melville - Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel "Moby-Dick" and the posthumous novella "Billy Budd." His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, "Typee," becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially "Moby-Dick," which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
Publisher: University of California Press
City: Berkeley
Year: 1981
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/576 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 13.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Folio volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped silver lettering to spine. Book shows mild shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright.

Cloth-covered slipcase also displays light shelfwear.

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: $10.50
Lot 5390

$30

Title: A Picture of Washington: Giving a Description of All the Public Buildings, Grounds, &c; With All the Chief Officers of the General and City Governments, Members of Congress, Standing Committees of Each House of Congress, Resident Foreign Ministers, &c. &c. To Which Is Added, a Correct Map of the City, Plans of the Floors of Each House of Congress, &c., and a Congressional Directory
Author: George Watterston - George Watterston was the third Librarian of the United States Congress from 1815 to 1829.

Watterston, the son of a builder from Jedburgh, Scotland, was born on board a ship in New York Harbor. When Watterston was eight, his family moved to Washington D.C., his father attracted by the ongoing construction in the capital. He graduated from the Charlotte Hall Military Academy.

Watterston became a lawyer, first practicing in Hagerstown, Maryland, later partnered with Thomas Law in Washington. He became a man of letters, publishing his first novel, "The Lawyer, or Man As He Ought Not to Be," in 1808. Many of his works contained unflattering portrayals of his profession. In 1813, he became editor of the Washington City Gazette.

During the War of 1812, Watterston participated in the failed defense of Washington D.C. The British burned the capital, including the Library of Congress, which was then housed in the Capitol building. After war's end, Watterston was appointed by President James Madison as Librarian of Congress, the third person to hold the position and the first with that as his sole responsibility. (Previous librarians also served as the clerk of the House of Representatives). The Library was replenished by purchasing the collection of former President Thomas Jefferson and Watterston organized it based on Jefferson's basic classification scheme.

Watterston was a Whig and active in politics. He opposed the election of President Andrew Jackson and upon Jackson's election was replaced. Watterston fruitlessly sought reinstatement for years.

After his dismissal, he became editor of the National Journal and published books on many subjects, including biographies and works on agriculture. He was instrumental in the campaign to construct the Washington Monument and was secretary of the Washington National Monument Society.

He was buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.




Publisher: William M. Morrison
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1840
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 137 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green leather, with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at head of spine and discoloration to spine cover. Front and rear covers display rubbing. Binding is sound. Endpapers are foxed. Previous owner's name can be seen at top right corner of title page. Pages show scattered foxing. Illustrated with intact fold-out plan of the House of Representatives and fold-out plan of the Senate (with tears along some folds). This volume lacks map of Washington, D. C.

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 5391

$25

Book Details: Nature study and natural history is the theme of this collection of vintage and antique books, many of which are decorative and beautifully illustrated. Also included are several books on zoos and captive animals. Titles include "Bermuda Trees and Plants," a botany textbook, "Ants, Bees, and Wasps," "Apes, Giants, and Men," "In the Zoo," "Wild Animals in Captivity," and four booklets on outdoor observations and activities in the Philadelphia area.

One treasure of this lot is a 1917 "Guide to the Nature Treasures of New York City," which contains information on the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Zoological Park and Botanical Garden, and the Brooklyn Museum, Botanic Garden and Children's Museum.

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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 5392

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique art history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Donald J. Munro's "Images of Human Nature: A Sung Portrait" (Princeton U. P., 1988, in dust jacket) and Arthur Davison Ficke's "Chats on Japanese Prints" (Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, n.d.).

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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 5393

$150

Title: Through Asia
Author: Sven Hedin - Sven Anders Hedin KNO1kl RVO was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he discovered the Transhimalaya (once named the Hedin Range in his honor) and the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers, Lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. In his book "Från Pol till Pol," Hedin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between the late 1880s and early 1900s. While traveling, Hedin visited Constantinopole (Istanbul), oil-rich Azerbaijan in times of the Nobel Brothers, Teheran, Mesopotamia (Iraq), lands of the Kyrgyz people, India, China, Asiatic Russia and Japan. The posthumous publication of his Central Asia Atlas marked the conclusion of his life's work.
Publisher: Methuen & Co.
City: London
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Gilt pictorial design and ruling appear on front covers. Books show moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to covers. Bindings are firm. Pages display scattered light foxing. Volumes are lavishly illustrated with b&w & color plates, in-text drawings and well-preserved color fold-out maps

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Lot 5394

$90

Book Details: These seven leather-bound volumes of "Harper's Magazine" date from 1850-7. The 1853 edition contains a long, unsigned article about the Mormons, written only thirty years after Joseph Smith's revelations.

Notable contributors include Leigh Hunt, Charles Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Thomas Carlyle, William Thackeray, Robert Southey, and Harriet Martineau.

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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 5395

$110

Book Details: This expansive collection of books covers many aspects of naval history. The growth and development of the U.S. Navy and the Royal Navy are recounted, as is the story of the Spanish Armada and its opponents. Much of the history concerns wooden sailing ships, but Samuel Eliot Morrison's "Two Ocean War" is here, as is a history of the sinking of the Tirpitz. Also included is a biography of Sir Percy Scott, "Father of Modern Naval Gunnery."

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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: $65.50
Lot 5396

$45

Title: Specimens of the Popular Poetry of Persia, as Found in the Adventures and Improvisations of Kurroglou, the Bandit-Minstrel of Northern Persia; and in the Songs of the People Inhabiting the Shores of the Caspian Sea. Orally Collected and Translated, with Philological and Historical Notes
Author: Alexander Chodzko - Aleksander Borejko Chodzko was a Polish poet, Slavist, and Iranologist.

He was born in Krzywicze in Russia and attended the University of Vilnius. He was a member of the Filaret Association and the Institute of Oriental Studies that was attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Empire in Saint Petersburg.
From 1830 until 1844, he worked as a Russian diplomat in Iran. From 1852 until 1855, he worked for French Foreign Ministry in Paris. From 1857 until 1883 he succeeded Adam Mickiewicz in the chair of Slavic languages and literatures in the Collège de France.
He was a member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland and the Société de Linguistique de Paris.

Publisher: The Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland
City: London
Year: 1842
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/592 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with printed paper spine label. Book has taping to spine and shows mild soiling to covers. Spine shows chipping at head of spine and loss of material to label. Binding is detached at front hinge. Text block is separated at several points. Pages display scattered light foxing (heavier foxing can be seen at front of volume). Musical score appears at end of volume.

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Lot 5397

$30

Title: The Operative Mechanic, and British Machinist: Practical Display of the Manufactories and Mechanical Arts of the United Kingdom
Author: John Nicholson
Publisher: H. C. Carey & I. Lea
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1826
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volume set bound as one.

Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and along edges. Binding is firm. Previous owner has written his name and date on title page. Pages display foxing. Volume contains numerous plates, including large fold-out frontispiece and two additional fold-out plates.

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 5398

$25

Book Details: These five antique reference books on animals contain many wonderful color plates and chromolithographs, One book is a 1907 report from the U.S.D.A.'s Bureau of Animal Industry, and contains farming facts and statistics. Another, large volume is an 1859 publication on the reptiles of the western America.

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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. Please note that the reptile book has lost its boards.


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Lot 5399

$15

Book Details: This collectible assortment of literature, philosophy, poetry, social commentary, and early feminist commentary has some real gems: a first edition by Bertrand Russell ("Human Society in Ethics and Politics"), another one by Clifford Odets ("Paradise Lost"), a very early American printing of Virginia Woolf's "A Room of One's Own," a funny, WWII-era book of proto-feminist analysis written by a defense plant worker. Also included is a lovely, 1859 leather-bound copy of Robert Southey's "Poetical Works."

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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 5400

$30

Book Details: Maritime and nautical history is the theme of this collection, which includes a memoir of sperm whaling, "The Cruise of the Cachalot." A leather-bound report of the United States Deep Waterways Commission (1896) contains thirty extensive, fold-out charts and maps. "Green's Marine Directory of the Great Lakes" (1925) lists all kinds of information, including exhaustive facts about vessels, ports and docks, captains, owners, engines, grain elevators, etc. etc. It also contains many advertisements, and an index to advertisers. Also included is the undated antique, "The Book of the Ocean and Life on the Sea," two volumes expertly re-cased in one handsome book.

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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 5401

$30

Details: This eclectic assortment of estate ephemera includes vintage publications on making pottery and a beautifully illustrated 1910 souvenir book on Royal Worcester porcelain; a 1940 guide to San Antonio, TX by Mary Aubrey Keating; educational pamphlets, including a 1913 one on the Panama Canal and a 1962 one on the dolmens of Spain; a 1954 guidebook to South Africa; various other booklets and publications; and original photographs of Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Willkie and Pat Nixon. Also included is a smart, Art Deco-style set of playing cards, and an 1851 handbook with forms for writing different types of letters.

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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 5402

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the antique New York City newspaper compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This elephant folio contains issues of the Shipping and Commercial List for the year 1880. These newspapers contain a wealth of information relating to the New York market, commodities exchange, foreign and domestic sea trade and travel in the first year of the American Civil War, offering detailed lists and a great number of illustrated commercial advertisements.

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Condition / Notes: Newspaper issues were originally bound in quarter-leather with marbled boards (measuring approximately 25.5" x 33.5"). This compilation has detached front and rear boards. Both boards display soiling and wear. Spine cover shows significant wear, with loss of material. Newspapers are largely clean and without markings. Small (closed) tears, creasing or tape repair may occasionally appear.

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Lot 5403

$35

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: The Review of Reviews Company
City: New York
Year: 1904
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with chipping of white lettering and decorative designs on spines and front covers. Scattered faint moisture markings appear along fore edge of front covers. Bindings are tight. Interiors are clean and bright. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plates.

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Lot 5404

$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 November 1 to December 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 a Reichstag election is held (November 12th), with ballot now containing only Nazi-approved candidates, and the formation of the Gestapo, a secret state police force, which is later absorbed into the SS. This particular publication had a illustrated supplement containing literary and art sections.


The Vossische Zeitung (more precisely: "(Koniglich 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 Volkischer Beobachter.

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. Text block is 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 5405

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Civil War history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Capture, the Prison Pen, and the Escape" (United States Publishing Company, 1868) by Willard W. Glazier, and W. G. Brownlow's "Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession; with a Narrative of Personal Adventures among the Rebels" (George W. Childs, 1862).

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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 5406

$300

Title: The Citizen and Countryman's Experienced Farrier. Containing I. The Most Best Approved Method of Ordering, Dieting, Exercising, Purging, Scouring and Cleansing of Horses: Also Choice Restoratives To Clear the Heart, Procure an Appetite, and To Clear the Lung and Pipes, so as To Strengthen Wind, and Give Large Breath to the Running or Race Horse. II. A Certain Sure Method To Know the True State of Any Horse's Body, as to Sickness or Health. III. The True Shape of a Horse Explained: With Choice Directions for Buying. IV An Experienced and Approved Method for Raising of Horses, as to Ordering, Keeping, &c. Also Mares, Colts and Stallions. V. A Sure and Certain Rule To Know the Age of Any Horse, from One Year to Ten, with Good Observations as He Further Advances in Years. VI. The Best and Experienced Way of Keeping the Common Hackney, or Hunting Horse, so as To Keep Him Lively, Cheerful, Free from Colds, Strains, Windgalls, and Gross Humours. VII. An Approved Method of Purging, Bleeding and Feeding Cattle; with Choice Approved Receipts for the Diseases They Are Incident to; with Signs To Know the Disease, and Directions for the Use of Medicines. To Which Is Added, a Valuable and Fine Collection of the Surest and Best Receipts in the Known World for the Cure of All Maladies and Distempers That Are Incident to Horses of What Kind Soever, with Directions To Know What Is the Ailment, or Diseases.
Author: G. Jeffries, J. Markham
Publisher: James Adams
City: Wilmington
Year: 1764
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 364 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in blind-stamped full leather. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is firm. Endpapers are new. Work has facsimile title page and final two pages. Lightly age-toned pages display foxing throughout.

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Lot 5407

$20

Title: The Headless Horseman
Author: Mayne Reid - Thomas Mayne Reid was an Irish-American novelist. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.

Publisher: Carleton, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1871
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 408 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt ornamental designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with separation of spine cover at upper edges and small tears at lowest portions of gutter. Binding is rubbed. Covers display light soiling. Text block is intact. Pages are foxed. Volume is illustrated with frontispiece and plates.

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