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Lot 5038

$60

Title: How To Know New York City: A Serviceable and Trustworthy Guide, Having Its Starting Point at the Grand Union Hotel, Just across the Street from the Grand Central Depot
Author: M. F. Sweetser, Simeon Ford
Publisher: Press of J. J. Little & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 136 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed and illustrated wrappers. Color pictorial designs featuring New York landmarks appear on front cover. Book shows chipping and minor loss at corners of covers. Minor loss also visible at head of spine. Interior is clean and without markings. Work contains in-text and full-page illustrations. Fold-out map at front of volume is well preserved.

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 5039

$120

Details: This group of vintage and antique photographs is distinguished by the number of formal, posed, group photographs in it. It also includes an album full of snapshots, and many single formal portraits. Of particular note is a post-mortem photo, and one funeral flowers and tributes. Two stereo cards complete the lot, one an example of Black Americana.

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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.


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: $14.50
Lot 5040

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on U.S. nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Hand-Book of Marine Insurance and Average" (Henry Spear, 1866) by Francis B. Dixon, "Protocols of Proceedings of the International Marine Conference Held in Washington, D.C., United States of America, October 16 to December 31, 1889. Volume II. (Government Printing Office, 1890) and a compilation of documents from the U. S. House of Representatives, beginning with "The Covode Investigation"

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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: $20.50
Lot 5041

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Mark Twain's "Tramp Abroad" (American Publishing Company, 1880, with detached frontispiece and title page), Justin Winsor's "Christopher Columbus and How He Received and Imparted the Spirit of Discovery" (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1892) and a two-volume set of "The Cottage Bible, and Family Expositor; Containing the Old and New Testaments, with Practical Expositions and Explanatory Notes" (D. F. Robinson and H. F. Sumner, 1835), with genealogical information relating to the Payne family of New York.

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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: $16.50
Lot 5042

$50

Book Details: This is one of three lavish collections of beautiful, large-format books on gardening, garden design, and landscape architecture in this auction. The volumes in each of these generous lots consider gardens and gardening in a range of ways, from the historically or romantically appreciative to the creatively practical and instructive.

This particular lot also features books by or about noted gardeners and writers, such as Michael Pollan, Frederick Law Olmsted, Beatrix Farrand, and Edward Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. Also included is a book on American landscape painting signed by its author, John Driscoll.

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Condition / Notes: All of the books in this lot are in excellent to nearly-new 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: $29.50
Lot 5043

$15

Title: A Confession of Faith, Put Forth by the Elders and Brethren of Many Congregations of Christians (Baptised upon Profession of Their Faith,) in London and the Country. Adopted by the Baptist Association, Met at Philadelphia, September 25, 1742. With Two Additional Articles, viz. of Imposition of Hands, and Singing of Psalms in Public Worship
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Simeon Siegfried
City: West-Chester, Pennsylvania
Year: 1827
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 108 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book lacks front board. Rear board displays crack along spine edge and rubbing. Pages are lightly foxed. Writing in ink appears on page 69.

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 5044

$20

Book Details: This collection of antique books focuses on the lives of celebrated Americans. In addition to the usual suspects (Franklin, Washington, other Presidents), biographies and memoirs of other notable people are also present. One is Richard Somers Smith, a consul to Sweden in the 1870s given prominent honors by King Oscar. "The Lives and Graves of the Presidents" is a salesman's sample, and the 1855 "Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" has been expertly re-cased.

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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: $9.50
Lot 5045

$200

Book Details: This wonderful series of antique books was published in 1909-1910, and conveyed to its readers what life was like in many different countries

Before foreign travel was relatively easy and cheap, this wonderful series of decorative books addressed the curiosity readers had about other places in the world. Published by Adam and Charles Black of London in 1909-1910, there are 46 books in this lot. Each book has a different author(s) and illustrator, and each features a handsome cover picture and twelve color illustrations inside. When these books were new, some of the places described must have been incredibly exotic to the public -- and in many of them, the charm of novelty, of the unknown, remains.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in very good or excellent, intact condition. Minor edge wear can be seen on some, bindings are firm on them all.

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: $27.50
Lot 5046

$100

Title: The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade, Ancient and Modern. The Forms of Slavery That Prevailed in Ancient Nations, Particularly in Greece and Rome. The African Slave Trade and the Political History of Slavery in the United States
Author: uncredited author
Editor: W. G. Blake
Publisher: H. Miller
City: Columbus, Ohio
Year: 1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 866 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is backed in blind-stamped black cloth covers with gilt-lettered leather spine. Book shows external wear, with cracking at top of rear edge of spine and mild rubbing to spine cover. Binding is sound. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Pages display scattered foxing. Illustrated with 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: $7.50
Lot 5047

$70

Book Details: This group of books on artists and art history and features recent biographies Joseph Cornell, Duncan Grant, and Mary Pickford, as well as the letters of artists such as film director Jean Renoir and classic painters. Specific attention is paid to Native American and Arab art, the art of Egypt, ancient art, the work of Honore Daumier, and to antique icons.

A considerable portion of this lot is devoted to architecture, and interior design and decoration.

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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 5048

$60

Book Details: A few unusual items grace this collection of decorative antique poetry."The National Ode," written by Bayard Taylor on the centennial of the United States, is reproduced in facsimile by the heliotype process. "The Fleeing Nymph and Other Verse," by Lloyd Mifflin, is inscribed by his brother Houston. The large-size edition of "Evangeline" was illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy.

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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: $10.50
Lot 5049

$50

Title: The Life of William Penn, Compiled from the Usual Authorities and Also Many Original Manuscripts
Author: William Penn - William Penn was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, the English North American colony and the future Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was an early champion of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Indians. Under his direction, the city of Philadelphia was planned and developed.
In 1681, King Charles II handed over a large piece of his American land holdings to William Penn to satisfy a debt the king owed to Penn's father. This land included present-day Pennsylvania and Delaware. Penn immediately sailed to America and his first step on American soil took place in New Castle in 1682. On this occasion, the colonists pledged allegiance to Penn as their new Proprietor, and the first general assembly was held in the colony. Afterwards, Penn journeyed up river and founded Philadelphia. However, Penn's Quaker government was not viewed favorably by the Dutch, Swedish, and English settlers in what is now Delaware. They had no "historical" allegiance to Pennsylvania, so they almost immediately began petitioning for their own Assembly. In 1704 they achieved their goal when the three southernmost counties of Pennsylvania were permitted to split off and become the new semi-autonomous colony of Lower Delaware. As the most prominent, prosperous and influential "city" in the new colony, New Castle became the capital.
As one of the earlier supporters of colonial unification, Penn wrote and urged for a Union of all the English colonies in what was to become the United States of America. The democratic principles that he set forth in the Pennsylvania Frame of Government served as an inspiration for the United States Constitution. As a pacifist Quaker, Penn considered the problems of war and peace deeply, and included a plan for a United States of Europe ("European Dyet, Parliament or Estates") in his voluminous writings.



Editor: Mary Hughs
Publisher: Carey, Lea & Carey, and 8 others
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1828
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 224 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and edges of boards. Mild rubbing is visible on covers. Binding is sound. Previous owners' inscription appears at top of half title page. Book dealer's pencil annotations and price also can be seen on the same. Title page has small closed tear at lower inside edge. Pages are foxed.

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 5050

$50

Title: The Masonic Token: A Gift Book
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Masonic Publishing & Furnishing Co.
City: New York
Year: 1878
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 289 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This is a rare collection of Masonic texts intended as an "Annual Offering," or gift book. This book offers both articles on Freemasonry as well as lyrical productions.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and stamped gilt emblem to front cover. The volume shows light external wear. Front hinge is cracked. Pages with gilt edges are clean and without markings. The work contains in-text illustrations and vignettes.

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 5051

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of "Holland" (The John C. Winston Co., 1894) by Edmondo De Amicis and "The Influence of the Mind on the Body" (Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1908) by Paul Dubois.

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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: $13.50
Lot 5052

$140

Book Details: Seven of these delightful antique books are for children; the eighth is about early childhood education. Children's titles include "Alice in Wonderland," Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince and Other Fairy Tales," "Shakespeare's Sweetheart" and "A Lady of King Arthur's Court," Sara Hawks Sterling, and two anthologies of poetry. One is Robert Louis Stevenson popular contribution, the other is a later collection featuring some of the most popular English writers of 1924. This book has lovely, tipped-in color illustrations by prominent artists.

The last book is the very first treatise on the concept of kindergarten ever published, in a later (1894) deluxe edition which includes a biography of the early childhood education pioneer, Friedrich Froebel. This profusely illustrated edition was edited and published by Milton Bradley.

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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: $12.50
Lot 5053

$90

Details: This collection of estate ephemera is wonderfully eclectic, with advertising materials, maps and atlases, correspondence, pamphlets and booklets, old foreign stamps, photographs, magazines, etc.

Highlights include several pulp novels from the 1920s in Russian, materials from the Society of Friends (Quakers), the Johnstown Flood issue of Frank Leslie's Newspaper (June 8, 1889), Harper's Monthly from August, 1850, and a number of items from West Chester, PA, including a map of the town and its landowners in 1800.

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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.


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 5054

$10

Title: The Siege
Author: Jay Williams - Jay Williams was an American author born in Buffalo, New York.


Williams may be best known for his young adult "Danny Dunn" science fiction/fantasy series which he co-authored with Raymond Abrashkin. Though Abrashkin died in 1960, he is listed as co-author of all 15 books of this series, which continued from 1956 until 1977. Jay Williams also wrote mysteries for young adults, such as "The Stolen Oracle," "The Counterfeit African," and "The Roman Moon Mystery."

Williams also wrote adult crime fiction using the pseudonym Michael Delving. This may be a reference to Michel Delving, a large hobbit-populated town in The Lord of the Rings. One of his series of mysteries feature the American rare book and manuscript collector, Dave Cannon, and take place in Britain.

Jay Williams also wrote a number of successful historical novels for adults, including "The Witches," a look at the eradication of the healing women in Scotland; "Solomon and Sheba"; "The Siege," a tale of the 13th century wars initiated by the Pope against the Albigensian heresy; and "The Rogue" from Padua, a novel that takes place in the Renaissance.

And he was interested in the future in his many speculative science fiction tales, often published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction; eight of these stories were published under the title, "Unearthly Beasts." His novel "Uniad" sees a world in which individuality has shrunk.

Jay Williams' novel "The Forger" examines commercialism and art, and the relation of art to real life.

His interest in history is reflected in the non-fiction books he wrote: "The Middle Ages," "Knights of the Crusades," "The Spanish Armada," and "Joan of Arc," as well as his young adult Landmark book on World War II, "The Battle for the North Atlantic."

Williams moreover wrote about the environment, in his "Fall of the Sparrow," where he describes the loss of numerous animal and bird species, often due to man; and a travel book, "A Change of Climate," a European trip with his son, Chris.


Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1955
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 294 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work by Jay Williams. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For Abe and Betty / with all my thanks / Jay / authentic autograph: / Jay Williams (value 87c)."

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 black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright.

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 5055

$30

Title: A Guide to Homoeopathic Practice; Designed for the Use of Families and Private Individuals
Author: I. D. Johnson
Publisher: Boericke & Tafel
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1904
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 494 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Front cover displays elaborate gilt and black ornamental designs. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Preliminary pages have scattered light foxing. Interior is 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 5056

$120

Book Details: This collection of antique, bound periodicals includes five volumes of "Harpers Magazine" from 1853-54,1867-68, 1871, 1898, and 1899, with stories and non-fiction articles about current events. Also included are five volumes of "Scribner's Magazine." Issues from 1876-77 feature contributions from John Burroughs, George McClellan, Howard Pyle, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Bret Harte, and many others. The 1890 edition contains the work of Robert Louis Stevenson and Emily Dickinson; and the two volumes from 1891 include articles from Andrew Lang, Henry Stanley, Edith Wharton, George Catlin, Jacob Riis, J.W. Powell, Sarah Orne Jewett, Josiah Royce, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Notable names in the 1904 anthology are Eleanor Porter, Edith Wharton, Howard Chandler Christy, and Capt. A.T. Mahan.

All of these bound periodicals contain numerous contributions from many other, less famous, writers and illustrators on topics of interest to their time.

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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: $27.50
Lot 5057

$25

Title: Flowers from the Battle-Field, and Other Poems
Author:
Publisher: Henry B. Ashmead, Book & Job Printer
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1864
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 36 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in stiff cloth-covered green wrappers with gilt ornamentation to front cover. Book shows small tears to mid-section of rear edge of spine. Binding is sound. Pages display a small amount of marginal spotting/smudging.

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 5058

$45

Title: William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary Development
Author: Antonio Mendez C.
Editor: Scottie Dayton
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The author tells his journey into scratch building when he was younger & sailing his first ship "The Rebel". From there he describes building "William Frederick" a three masted coastal schooner launched in 1874.
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in illustrated laminated boards. Volume is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 22 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are in original shrink wrap.

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: $39.50
Lot 5059

$15

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 October 1st to 31st, 1914. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle the initial weeks of the First World War, with accounts of the German invasion of Belgium and France and the defense of East Prussia against a Russian invasion. This periodical has tipped-in weekly illustrated supplements with photos of the war, as it was seen by the Germans and 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: "(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 12.5" x 17.75", is bound in cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards. Ex-library book show significant external wear, with detached front board, detaching rear board and light soiling to covers. Initial pages of text block are detaching. Text block is loosening. A couple of the supplements are detached and laid in. 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.

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 5060

$35

Book Details: Literary history and criticism is the domain of this collection of books, which includes works on Shakespeare, Dante, Gertrude Stein, and Rudolf Steiner.
Included are the autobiography of Leigh Hunt, a history of Indian literature, and a guide to the illuminated manuscripts of the Grenville Library of the British 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.


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 5061

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of "Mariners of Brittany" (J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., 1931, in dust jacket) by Peter F. Anson, "10,000 Leagues over the Sea" (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1944. in dust jacket) by William Albert Robinson, and J. W. Wray's "South Sea Vagabonds" (Appleton-Century Company, 1941).

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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: $12.50
Lot 5062

$10

Title: Men Who Are Making America
Author: Bertie Charles Forbes
Publisher: B. C. Forbes Publishing Co.
City: New York
Year: 1916-1917
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/442 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and facsimile of author's signature to front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and mild sunning to spine. Binding is cracked at half title page. Pages display foxing and occasional marginalia. Volume contains frontispiece photograph of author and photographic plates offering portraits of such notable figures of industry as Andrew Carnegie, George Eastman, Henry C. Frick, Daniel Guggenheim, John D. Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt III.

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 5063

$40

Book Details: This collection of early Quaker texts may be of interest to genealogists as well as to historians or Friends. Included are two books by William Penn, "No Cross No Crown" and "Some Fruits of Solitude;" and two biographical works, one a memoir by Hannah Price of Fallston, MD, and the about John M. Whitall of Philadelphia and New Jersey. Both persons moved around the Philadelphia suburbs on both sides of the Delaware, and genealogical information is included in the books. The last book is an 1872 "Rules of Discipline" accepted at the Yearly Meeting of Friends in New England.

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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 5064

$25

Title: Around the World. Sketches of Travel through Many Lands and over Many Seas
Author: John Vanderslice
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1876
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 327 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on blank preliminary page opposite title page reads "Presented / to H. U. Lafferty / Sept. 8. 1876 / By John Vanderslice / Age 76 Years." Vanderslice, a Chester County native, was an attorney, historian and world traveller.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with light moisture markings to covers. Binding is firm. Original photo of the author is mounted on front endpaper. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 5065

$55

Book Details: The theme of this collection of vintage and antique books is travel and exploration, with forays to the Antarctic with Shackelton and Scott, to Central Asia and China with Chiang Kai-Shek, the heart of Africa with Stanley, to England and Wales with Daniel Defoe, and to Old Surrey with Gertrude Jekyll. Other writers go to Bermuda and the West Indies, Japan, Arabia, and the South Seas islands of Bali and Tahiti. Historian Francis Parkman recounts the indian wars before the Revolution.

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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 5066

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Robert C. Leslie's "Old Sea Wings, Ways and Words, in the Days of Oak and Hemp" (Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1890, rebacked) and "Merchant Ships 1943" (The Macmillan Company, 1944), edited by E. C. Talbot-Booth. 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.

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Lot 5067

$25

Title: A Treatise on Church Government. Formerly Called Anarchy of the Ranters, &c. Being a Two-Fold Apology for the Church and People of God, Called in Derision Quakers. Wherein They Are Vindicated from Those That Accuse Them of Disorder and Confusion on the One Hand, and from, Such as Calumniate Them with Tyranny and Imposition on the Other, Shewing, That as the True and Pure Principles of the Gospel Are Restored by Their Testimony ; So Is Also the Ancient Apostolic Order of the Church of Christ Re-Established among Them, and Settled upon Its Right Basis and Foundation. To Which Is Added an Epistle to the National Meeting of Friends in Dublin; Concerning Good Order and Discipline in the Church
Author: Joseph Pike, Robert Barclay - Robert Barclay was a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was also governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s, although he himself never resided in the colony.
Publisher: Solomon W. Conrad
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1822
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 124 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt ruling to spine. Front board with attached flyleaf are detaching. Covers show mild rubbing and scuff marks at edges. Text block is intact. Neatly written note in ink appears at top of front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages display foxed preliminaries and marginal foxing through most of text.

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Lot 5068

$45

Title: A True History of the Charge of the Eighth Pennsylvania Cavalry at Chancellorsville. With Addenda
Author: Pennock Huey - Pennock Huey was an officer and cavalry brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Huey was the son of Jacob Huey, a farmer in Chester County, Pennsylvania known locally as "The Squire of Kennett Square". He pursued a career as a merchant before war broke out in 1861.
In September 1861, he became captain of Company D of the 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry (89th Pennsylvania Volunteers), serving under the regiment's colonel, David McMurtrie Gregg. Huey was promoted to major in January 1862. When Gregg became a brigade commander, Huey took command of the regiment and subsequently led it at the Battle of Chancellorsville, serving in the brigade of Thomas Devin. The brigade, including the 8th Pennsylvania, remained with the main body of the army, missing the futile raid George Stoneman led into south central Virginia. Huey's command became involved in a collision with Confederate infantry, from which it was only possible to extricate his troops by giving the order to; "Draw sabre and charge." This encounter on a back road, which cost the regiment substantial losses, later was magnified into a full-scale charge for which Cavalry commander Alfred Pleasonton took credit, claiming he had explicitly ordered Major Peter Keenan to go head to head with Jackson's troops. The charge, during which Keenan was killed, was completely inadvertent; the only way to extricate a column of cavalry from a narrow road thick with Confederate infantry.
Later on the evening of the charge, "Stonewall" Jackson, while out scouting the area for the presence of Union troops, was inadvertently shot by South Carolina troops having mistaken him and his party for Union soldiers.
After his failed raid, Stoneman was removed from command of the Cavalry Corps in the Army of the Potomac, being succeeded by Pleasonton. When the corps was reorganized later that month, Gregg took command of the new second division, mostly composed of his old division, the third. This new organization included the 8th Pennsylvania. Huey, meanwhile, had been promoted to colonel of the regiment on June 25, 1863. Huey took command of a brigade under Gregg in time for the Gettysburg Campaign. He was on detached duty during the Battle of Gettysburg protecting supply trains in Maryland, but he participated in the pursuit of the Confederate army. The brigade served under Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, not Gregg, during the pursuit.
Huey returned to regimental command for most of the remainder of 1863. He led his regiment under Philip Sheridan in the opening campaigns of 1864. Huey commanded Gregg's rear guard during part of the retreat from Trevilian Station. He was captured at the Battle of Saint Mary's Church, June 24, 1864. Paroled on December 9, 1864 at Camp Asylum, Columbia, South Carolina, after imprisonment in that state, Huey resumed his command. He was made a brevet brigadier general in March 1865 and was mustered out with his regiment at Richmond, Virginia, on August 11, 1865.
After the war, Huey married Elizabeth Waln Wistar, daughter of Joseph Wistar of Philadelphia, worked as a merchant and in the canal industry. He wrote his account of the charge at Chancellorsville to reclaim the credit he thought his due, contradicting Pleasonton's account of the action. Huey died on his farm at the age of 75 and was buried in Philadelphia.
Publisher: Porter & Coates
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1885
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 114 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce presentation copy of the first edition of this work. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads "Compliments of the author."

Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Binding shows mild external wear. Front hinge is cracked. Front flyleaf is detached. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with three battle maps.


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Lot 5069

$40

Details: Visual arts are the theme of this assortment of vintage and antique estate ephemera, which has a large number of loose cards with plates illustrating ornate architectural moldings and decoration. Also included are several catalogs of art: a 1917 guidebook to the oriental section of the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, illustrated with black & white photographs; a 1928 Sotheby's (London) catalog for a sale of Persian and Indian drawings; a 927 catalog of art in Paris (in French); and a 1959 Museum of Modern Art catalog for a show on packaging. Original layout artwork for the Ladies Home Journal completes the lot.

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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 5070

$20

Book Details: This collection of antique books provide insight into Pennsylvania history, particularly of the eastern part of the state. One thick 1880 tome is a report on the state's agriculture; and another is an account of the geography of the state, written by a geologist (this volume does not have a map). An 1859 "History of Montgomery County" begins with discussion of the Native American indians of the region; and an 1831 book summarizes the laws of Pennsylvania for the layman. Two books chronicle the lives of individuals: an 1854 memoir by John Binns of Philadelphia, and an 1852 memorial on the life of William B. Kimber, a pious, sickly boy who died at the age of 13, and was much mourned.

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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 5071

$90

Details: Two beautiful, original engraved maps highlight this lot of antique ephemera, one of South America circa 1826, and the other of Europe, circa 1800. Most of the lot consists of chromolithograph trade and advertising cards, cut-outs, etc. A couple of lovely, die-cut valentines and other fancy greeting cards are included, as are turn of the century views of Washington, D.C. landmarks, some Black Americana, and pages from an antique children's book.

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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 5072

$225

Title: Sion's Travellers Comforted, and the Disobedient Warned. In a Collection of Books and Epistles of That Faithful Minister of Christ Jesus, Charles Marshal
Author: Charles Marshall - Charles Marshall was an early Quaker mystic, medical practitioner, and author who devoted his life to preaching throughout England.
Marshall lived in Wiltshire, England. He was frequently imprisoned, fined, and prosecuted for non-payment of tithes, whoch was required by the general church. However, he worked hard to counteract divisions among various elements of the Quaker faith. As an author, he published "The Way of Life Revealed" (1674), "A Plain and Candid Account of... certain experienced Medicines" (c. 1681), a journal, and other works.
Publisher: T. Sowle
City: London
Year: 1704
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 230 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique leather volume has primative rebacking and hand-tooled covers. The letters "C. M." appear in white/blue at top of spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material visible at outside corners and fore edges of boards. Binding is tight. Volume has new endpapers. Age-toned pages display foxing and extensive neatly written ink marginalia as well as underlining.

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Lot 5073

$300

Title: The History of North America, Containing a Review of the Customs and Manners of the Original Inhabitants; The First Settlement of the British Colonies, Their Rise and Progress, from the Earliest Period to the Time of Their Becoming United, Free and Independent States
Author: William Cooper
Publisher: Thomas Spencer
City: Albany
Year: 1793
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather and paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at foot of spine and to boards. Binding is sound. Previous owners' names on front endpaper and in top margin of title page. Pages display varying degrees of foxing. There is occasional light pencil marginalia. Volume is illustrated with frontispiece and five copper plate engravings. Plate following page 126 shows loss at lower right corner with minor loss to image and loss of final portion of caption. Plate preceding facing page 71 is quite faded. Captions of plates are as follows:

Frontispiece: "America Trampling on Oppression"

facing page 60: "Americans Throwing the Cargoes of the Tea Ships into the River at Boston"

facing page 71: "Battle of Bunker Hill"

facing page 82: "Death of General Montgomery"

facing page 126: "Destruction of the Ra(ndolph)"

facing page 181: "Defeat of Degrasse"





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Lot 5074

$275

Title: La Tentation de Saint-Antoine: Feerie a grand spectacle en 2 actes et 40 tableaux
Author: Henri Riviere - Henri Riviere was a French artist and designer best known for his creation of a form of shadow play at the Chat Noir cabaret, and for his post-Impressionist illustrations of Breton landscapes and the Eiffel Tower.
Publisher: E. Plon et Cie, Imprimeurs-Editeurs
City: Paris
Year: circa 1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 87 pages
Width: 13" Height: 10"
Book Details: Illustrations for a dramatic work staged for the first time on December 28, 188t at the Chat Noir, with musical arrangements by Albert Tinchant and Georges Fragerolle.
Condition / Notes: Antique oblong volume is bound in cream cloth with blue lettering and color pictorial design to front cover. Book has been rebacked and shows external wear, with soiling to covers and and minor loss at outside corners. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. This work is lavishly illustrated with full-page lithographs, mostly in color, by Riviere, with musical notations on pages facing illustrations. A number of these contain silhouettes.

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