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Lot 5075

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of volumes from the works of George Fox shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volumes III-VI and VIII of "The Works of George Fox" (Marcus T. C. Gould, 1831), containing a complete three-volume "Gospel Truth Demonstrated," "The Great Mystery of the Great Whore Unfolded" and "A Collection of Many Select and Christian Epistles, Letters and Testimonies, Written on Sunday Occasions..."

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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 5076

$35

Title: Various Pieces in Verse and Prose by the Late Nathaniel Cotton, M. D., Many of Which Were Never Before Published
Author: Nathaniel Cotton - Nathaniel Cotton was an English physician and poet.

Cotton is thought to have studied at Leiden University, possibly under Herman Boerhaave. Cotton specialized in the care of patients with mental health issues, maintaining an asylum known as the Collegium Insanorum, at St Albans. William Cowper was one of his patients and held Cotton in high regard.

Cotton was also a published poet, whose poems were described by Cheever as "full of good sense, benevolence, and piety" although not works of genius. He was the author of Visions in Verse, first published in 1751; and a two volume complete collection of his works was published in 1791.
Publisher: J. Dodsley
City: London
Year: 1791
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: viii/246 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is volume I only.

Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label, numeration and ruling. Book shows moderate external wear, with cracking at upper end of front spine edge. Front and rear covers display darkening and minor scuff marks at edges. Binding is tight. Endpapers have darkening to edges. Light foxing can be seen at ends of volume. Previous owner's name and date of 1793 have been written in upper margin of title page. Pages are otherwise 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 5077

$60

Details: This assortment of vintage and antique ephemera includes correspondence, much of it to or from the area of Binghamton, NY; billheads, deeds, trade cards, and a some very charming valentines. Some of these antique valentines are ornate, fold-out, die-cut ones.

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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 5078

$25

Title: England and America: A Comparison of the Social and Political State of Both Nations
Author: Edward Gibbon Wakefield - Edward Gibbon Wakefield was a British politician, the driving force behind much of the early colonization of South Australia, and later New Zealand.

Wakefield, who in 1816 married Eliza Pattle (1799-1820), was the eldest son of Edward Wakefield (1774-1854) and Susanna Crash (1767-1816). He is mentioned and criticized in Chapter 33 of Karl Marx's "Das Kapital" (Volume 1)

He was imprisoned for 3 years in 1827 for his role as a primary protagonist in the Shrigley abduction.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1834
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 370 pages plus 29 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full cloth with paper label to spine. Book shows extensive soiling to covers and heavy chipping to spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and date appear on front flyleaf. Foxing, at times heavy, can be seen on endpapers and throughout text. Author's name, biographical and publication information appear written in on title page. Lengthy pencil annotation can be seen at end of preface (page 3).

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 5079

$45

Details: There are three albums in this collection, two of which hold only postcards. Most of the cards are vintage 1950s-1960s, but some are antique, and some are real photo postcards (RPPC). Many are of Chester County, Brandywine area of Pennsylvania; other scenes are from Maine, western Massachusetts, and Blowing Rock, NC.

The third album is a vintage scrapbook with newspaper clippings, original drawings, dog ephemera, antique photographs, and vintage linen postcards of Gettysburg and Hershey, PA.

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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: $19.50
Lot 5080

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage and antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition "The House of Mirth" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905) by Edith Wharton and a first edition of "The Bridges at Toko-Ri" (Random House, 1953, in dust jacket).

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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: $8.50
Lot 5081

$20

Title: The Fairy Gem: A Choice Collection of Fairy Tales
Author:
Publisher: Charles S. Francis
City: New York
Year: 1853
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 358 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows extensive wear, with spine cover detaching at rear edge and tearing along front edge. Covers display soiling, with staining to top of front cover. Text block is intact. Endpapers and pages are foxed. Previous owner's name and date appear on front flyleaf. Work is illustrated with tissue guarded frontispiece, illustrated half title page and numerous in-text illustrations.

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 5082

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books and periodical on motor boating shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volumes 1-4 of "Motorboat Handbook" (The Motor Boat Publishing Company, 1909-1912) and a second printing of "The Track of the "Typhoon"" (The Motor Boat Publishing Company, 1922). Also present is the April, 1931 issue of Motorboat.

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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: $8.50
Lot 5083

$30

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 March 1 to April 30, 1932. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in the Weimar Republic, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events. This period saw the re-election of Hindenburg to the presidency and the celebration of the Goethe centennial, with front page article by Maz Liebermann entitled "Der Dichter als Maler" on March 20th and four page supplement with contributions by Ernst Barlach, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Bruno Walter, Jean Giraudoux, Leonid Leonov, Miguel de Unamuno and Jose Ortega y Gasset, among others. 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.

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: $15.50
Lot 5084

$475

Title: Official Letters to the Honorable American Congress, Written, during the War between the United Colonies and Great-Britain, by His Excellency George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Forces: Now President of the United States
Author: George Washington - George Washington was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army from 1775 to 1783, and presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. The unanimous choice to serve as the first President of the United States (1789-1797), Washington presided over the creation of a strong, well-financed national government that stayed neutral in the wars raging in Europe, suppressed rebellion and won acceptance among Americans of all types. His leadership style established many forms and rituals of government that have been used since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address. Washington is universally regarded as the "Father of his Country".
Publisher: Samuel Campbell
City: New York
Year: 1796
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set has been rebound in full leather. Original gilt spine lettering is visible. Boards are detaching. Antique library bookplates appear on inside of front boards. Text blocks are intact. Pages display at time heavy foxing. Text is entirely legible. Pages 185-186 of first volume have large closed tear to fore edge, with no loss of text. Pages 181 and 182 are detached.

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 5085

$90

Book Details: This collection of eight bound compilations of "Harper's Magazine" spans the years 1870-1876, with some gaps. One lengthy, detailed article explains the electric light, with numerous illustrations. Among the many writers whose works appear in these pages are George Eliot, Christina Rossetti, Charles Nordhoff, Mary Mapes Dodge, Walt Whitman, Charles Loring Brace, Wilkie Collins, Richard Henry Dana, and Anthony Trollope.

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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: $22.50
Lot 5086

$20

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 May 1 to June 30, 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 banning of trade unions, 'replaced' by the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF), a compulsory workers' union run by the Nazis and a campaign of public book-burnings, targeting "un-German" authors.

This particular publication had a illustrated supplement containing literary and art sections.


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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.

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 5087

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique travel and exploration books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Guide through Europe...Souvenir of the Hamburg-Amerika Linie" (J Hermann Herz, 1912, with detached title page and intact fold-out) and Edward L. Wilson's "In Scripture Lands: New Views of Sacred Places" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890).

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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 5088

$35

Book Details: This collection of antique books on horticulture, botany, and garden features books that are as pretty as they are useful. Three books focus on wild flowers and plants, and another provides a "Natural History of the Garden." Another, more pragmatic volume concerns gardening for profit in cities, suburbs, and farms. Last is an authoritative biography of John Torrey, the pioneering American botanist of the early 19th century.

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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 5089

$10

Title: 200 Were Chosen: A Play in Three Acts
Author: E. P. Conkle - E. P. Conkle was professor of drama at the University of Texas at Austin from 1939 to 1973. Several of his plays, including "200 Were Chosen" (1936) and "Prologue to Glory" (1938), were produced on Broadway. Among Dr. Conkle's students when he taught playwriting at the University of Iowa was Tennessee Williams; at the University of Texas, his students included Pat Hingle, Tommy Tune and Fess Parker.
Publisher: Samuel French
City: New York
Year: 1937
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 149 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in brown cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Date of Nov. 20, 1936 has been written on page listing cast. 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 5090

$50

Book Details: This collection of decorative antique poetry includes works by Chaucer, Tennyson, and Thomas Bailey Aldrich. Three volumes are by Victorian women: Jean Ingelow, Mary Howitt, and an anthology, "Female Poets of America" (ninth edition, 1866).

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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 5091

$20

Book Details: This varied lot of books includes an 1894 astronomy manual, Havelock Ellis' Wold War I-era thoughts on "social hygiene" and the sexual aspects of culture, and two leather-bound volumes of "Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind," by Thomas Brown of the University of Edinburgh (1828).

Also included is a collection of four early stories by Henry James, including "A Landscape Painter," in volume once owned by philanthropist Florence Guggenheim.

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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 5092

$30

Book Details: These vintage and antique books on science and technology roam widely, from the applied -- blacksmithing and industrial/mechanical drawing manuals -- to the academic, with accounts of the first hundred years of the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale University and the early years of the Niels Bohr Institute. Somewhere in the middle is the U.S. Patent Office Report of 1852, and a turn of the century book on chemistry, in German.

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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 5093

$20

Title: Sermons by Samuel Johnson, LL. D. Left for Publication
Author: Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.

Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write miscellaneous pieces for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage, the poems "London" and "The Vanity of Human Wishes", and the play ""Irene."

After nine years of work, Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" was published in 1755; it had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship." This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of William Shakespeare's plays, and the widely read tale Rasselas. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in "A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland." Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential "Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets," a collection of biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets.

Johnson had a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him. Boswell's "Life," along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition not defined or diagnosed in the 18th century. After a series of illnesses he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and even as the only great critic of English literature.

Editor: John Taylor
Publisher: T. Procter
City: Ripon, England
Year: 1835
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 388 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered label to spine. Book shows external wear, with heavy chipping to spine. Front board is detaching. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Text block is intact. Pages are 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 5094

$100

Book Details: This collection of antique books on American history focuses on the revolutionary period. Material in the two-volume "Diary of the American Revolution" was drawn from original documents and Whig and Tory newspapers of the day. One book describes revolutionary battlefields; another book examines "Washington After the Revolution." "The National Calendar and Annals of the United States" from 1836 lists all government officials and their duties, and many other sorts of vital public information. "Taylor's History of the United States" (1938) has been rebound. A limited edition 1893 publication documents the interest that late Victorian Americans had with colonial times.

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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 5095

$55

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antique literature features a generous number of classic authors, who are ably balanced by a half-dozen books by the inimitable P.G. Wodehouse. On the serious literature side are Homer, Dante, Richardson, Sterne, Melville, Tolstoy, Pound, Parker, and Huxley (Elspeth); editions of "The Arabian Nights," and Persian and other "oriental" poets.

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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 5096

$45

Book Details: This collection of antique British history, geography, and travel begins with a pre-WWI Baedeker's guidebook (1910) and concludes with "The Queen's Book of the Red Cross" (1939). Sidetrips include a lengthy tour of Kent, the Lake Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, Mercia, and Cleveland. Two of the books are the memoirs of ministers, including a very pretty book, "Annals of a Quiet Valley in the Wordsworth Country," by John Watson (date unknown).

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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 5097

$110

Title: A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States; Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy: Embracing, Also, Important Topographical, Statistical, and Historical Information, from Recent and Original Sources; Together with the Results of the Census of 1850, and Population and Statistics in Many Cases to 1853
Author: J. Thomas, Thomas Baldwin
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1854
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1364 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered label to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and tearing at ends of spine edges. Spine displays creasing. Binding is firm. Pages are foxed and have (faint) marginal markings. Volume is illustrated with well-preserved color fold-out map at front of volume. Text appears in double columns.

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 5098

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This folio volume contains issues of the illustrated Cologne daily Kolnische Zeitung from April 1st to May 31, 1943. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in Nazi Germany during the Second World War, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events and military developments. This particular group also contains an accounts of Katyn ("Bolschewisticher Massenmord"), the end of the Afrika Korps, and battles on the Russian front.

A number of texts are accompanied by area maps detailing military fronts/operations.

It should be noted that this periodical has illustrated literary and art sections, with articles on Alexander Humboldt in Spain, Carl Spitzweg, Rilke and Rodin, Schiller's theater, Copernicus, contemporary graphic art, etc.

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Condition / Notes: This folio volume, measuring approximately 17" x 23.25", is bound in quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards and cloth-tipped corners. Black lettering and library marking(s) appear on spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with some soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Text block is intact. Pages are generally clean and without markings. Pages very occasionally show closed tear or a very small amount of tape repair. It should be noted that pages may have library stamps and/or discreet 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: $13.50
Lot 5099

$45

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.

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 5100

$50

Book Details: Antique, decorative reference books form this collection, which runs the gamut from a 1797 medical text to an early 20th instruction book on magic. Also included is a U.S. patent report from 1851, an 1875 book of quotations, an 1841 primer, and volumes on archery, puppets, and masks.

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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 5101

$55

Title: Hand Book of Practical Landscape Gardening Designed for City and Suburban Residences, and Country School-Houses, Containing Designs for Lots and Grounds, from a Lot 30 X 100 Feet to a 40 Acre Plot. Each Plan Is Drawn to a Scale, with Schedule to Each, Showing Where Each Tree, Shrub, etc. Should Be Planted. Also, Condensed Instructions of How To Form Lawns, and the Care Thereof; the Building of Roads, Turfing, Protection of Trees, Pruning and Care of, Making Cuttings, Evergreens, Hedges, Screens, etc.; Perennials, Herbaceous Plants, etc. Also, Condensed Descriptions of All the Leading Trees and Shrubs, with Remaks as to Soil and Position in Which They Should Be Grown. Illustrations Not Only of the Ground Plans and Elevations Are Given, but Illustrations of Various Trees, Shrubs, Winter Gardening, etc.
Author: F. R. Elliott
Publisher: D. M. Dewey, Horticultural Books
City: Rochester
Year: 1877
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 96 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped terracotta cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and corners of boards. Light soiling/markings can be seen on covers. Book is firmly bound. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece, plans and textual drawings.

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Lot 5102

$35

Book Details: An important aspect of American industrial history is captured in this collection of four antique books on aspects of cotton and textile manufacturing. Titles include "American Directory of the Kingtting Trade in the U.S. and Canada," (Textile World, 1928); "Cotton Facts," (Alfred B. Shepperson, 1920); (E.A. Posselt, no date); and "American Cotton Handbook," (G.R. Merrill et al., 1941). Advertisements for related industries appear in these books.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in generally good, intact condition with normal wear and age-related indications.

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Lot 5103

$25

Title: Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Charles Kendall Adams
Publisher: A. J. Johnson Company
City: New York
Year: 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique reference work was the copy of Cornell professor of anatomy Simon H. Gage and bears his signature on front flyleaf, as well as a small newspaper clipping containing a letter by him in relation to this encyclopedia.


Antique set is bound in quarter leather with pebbled brown cloth and leather-tipped corners. Stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs appear on spines. Books show varying degrees of external wear, with spine cover of final volume detaching. Bindings are otherwise firm. Books have marbled endpapers and edges. This work is lavishly illustrated, with many textual drawings, plates and maps, including numerous double-page maps and continuous sheet color maps of American cities

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Lot 5104

$55

Book Details: The shadow of T.E. Lawrence falls over two of these antique books on the history of the Middle East, northern Africa and Egypt, and Mediterranean. First are the collected letters of Gertrude Bell (in two volumes), and the other is "The War and the Bagdad [sic] Railway," by Morris Jastrow, Jr. Gertrude Bell was an English writer, traveller, political officer, archaeologist, and spy who explored, mapped, and became highly influential to British imperial policy-making due to her skill and contacts, built up through extensive travels in Greater Syria, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, and Arabia. Bell helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in what is today Jordan as well as in Iraq.

Also included in this lot is another notable woman, Freya Stark, who wrote "The Arab Island" (1945). Stark was an explorer and travel write who was one of the first non-Arabians to travel through the southern Arabian deserts.

The lot is completed by "Our Houseboat on the Nile" (1901; a book on the Sahara by Paul Du Chaillu (1871), also known for his books on animals; and "Rulers of the Mediterranean," by Richard Harding Davis (1894).

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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 5105

$45

Book Details: This assortment of vintage books of history includes three works on ancient civilizations: vol. I of "Scythians and Greeks," by Ellis H. Minns (1965); a book on classical Greek astronomy, "Aristarchus of Samos: The Ancient Copernicus," by Sir Thomas Heath (1913); and "The Samaritans: Their History, Doctrines, and Literature," by Moses Gaster (1923). More recent history is provided by a biography of the early Reformation activist, "Francis Lambert of Avignon," by Roy Lutz Winters (1938; signed by the author); and by a 1933 copy, in German, of "Mein Kampf." The lot is completed by a beautifully illustrated 1930 travel book on Quebec.

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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. The cover has separated from the paperback copy of "Mein Kampf." Three of the hardcover books have dust jackets.


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Lot 5106

$130

Title: Innocents Abroad, or the New Pilgrims' Progress; Being Some Account of the Steamship Quaker City's Pleasure Excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; With Descriptions of Countries, Nations, Incidents and Adventures, as They Appeared to the Author
Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age",[2] and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".[3]
Publisher: American Publishing Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1869
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 651 pages plus 5 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, second or mixed issue of Twain's second book, a travelogue that chronicles his travels abroad with a group of religious pilgrims.


Antique volume is bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Binding is firm. Endpapers and edges are marbled. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. The work contains a double frontispiece with tissue guard, 14 plates and a great number of in-text illustrations. Identification points: Page numbers are given in the "Contents" and last entry on p. xviii reads "Thankless Devotion - A Newspaper Valedictory - Conclusion." This edition has the engraved portrait of Napoleon III on p. 129. Heading on p. 643 is "Chapter LXI". Third publisher's advertisement begins "Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant."

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Lot 5107

$60

Title: Balkan Sketches: An Artist's Wanderings in the Kingdom of the Serbs
Author: Lester G. Hornby - Lester George Hornby was born in Massachusetts and received his early training in fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and The Art Students League in New York. Hornby's graphic output includes about 330 etchings, drypoints, color aquatints, and lithographs, done from 1905 through the 1940's.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/222 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on front flyleaf appears over original drawing by the author/illustrator. It reads "To Harry Sweeny Jr. / from his friend / L. G. Hornby / Rockport / July, 1942" Caption underneath drawing indicates it to be "a bazaar of old Sarajevo."

Antique volume is bound in blue, red & black patterned paper-covered boards with pink cloth spine. Book shows mild external wear, with discoloration to spine and paper label. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Volume has illustrated map endapers, tissue-guarded color frontispiece, textual illustrations, color plates and vignettes.

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Lot 5108

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on philosophy and society in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Pithy Papers on Singular Subjects" (Robert Carter, 1847) by Old Humphrey, and "Plato: His Life, Works, Opinions and Influence" (G. W. Cottrell, 1856) by Enoch Pond.

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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 5109

$90

Title: Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", "The Song of Hiawatha," and "Evangeline." He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were "Voices of the Night" (1839) and "Ballads and Other Poems" (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns from her dress catching fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882.

Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.

Publisher: William D. Ticknor & Company
City: Boston
Year: 1847
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This copy is in the presumed Second State with "Lo" for "Long" in the first line of page 61 and four-page publisher's catalogue dated "October 1, 1847" at front of volume.

Antique volume has been rebound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has new endpapers. A small number of pages have taping to margins. Interior displays very occasional light spotting.

Book is preserved in clamshell with gilt-lettered spine label.

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Lot 5110

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on ship modeling shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "The Ship Model Builder's Assistant" (Marine Research Society, 1926) by Charles G. Davis, and a fist edition of "How To Make Old-Time Ship Models" (Charles E. Lauriat Company, 1929) by Edward W. Hobbs.

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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 5111

$120

Title: Rest for a Wearied Soul; or, the Pilgrim at His Journey's End. Being the Last Legacy of John Bunyan, of Bedfordshire, Left to His Children When He Lay on His Death-Bed
Author: John Bunyan - John Bunyan was an English Christian writer and preacher, who is well known for his book "The Pilgrim's Progress." Though he became a non-conformist and member of an Independent church, and although he has been described both as a Baptist and as a Congregationalist, he himself preferred to be described simply as a Christian. He is remembered in the Church of England with a Lesser Festival on August 30, and on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (US) on August 29. Some other Churches of the Anglican Communion, such as the Anglican Church of Australia, honour him on the day of his death (August 31) together with St Aidan of Lindisfarne.
Publisher: T. Green
City: London
Year: circa 1750
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 23 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This is a scarce, apparently unknown printing of this title, considered by some to be John Bunyan's last writing (listed as such in the Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907-21), Vol. 7 Cavalier and Puritan), although there is speculation that Bunyan did not author this work.
Condition / Notes: This antique pamphlet is bound in wrappers. The volume shows external age/wear, with tears and loss of material that does not affect text. This booklet is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing.

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