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Lot 5112

$30

Title: Peterson's Magazine
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Peterson
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1878
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 446 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique compilation contains issues for the period from January to December 1878.


Volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has stamped gilt lettering. Book shows significant external wear, with substantial loss of material to spine cover, rubbing to boards and loss at tips of corners. Pages display sporadic foxing. Illustrated with numerous fashion plates, in-text and full-page illustrations, dress patterns and musical scores.

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Lot 5113

$40

Title: Helter Skelter: The True Story of The Manson Murders
Author: Curt Gentry , Vincent Bugliosi - Vincent Bugliosi is an American attorney and author, best known for prosecuting Charles Manson and other defendants accused of the Tate-LaBianca murders, and for defending Stephanie Stearns in the Sea Wind murders of 1974. His most recent books are "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy" (2007), "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder" (2008), and "Divinity of Doubt: The God Question" (2011).
Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1974
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/502 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed early printing of this work, signed by Vincent Bugliosi. Bugliosi has signed the half title page: "My best personal wishes / Vincent Bugliosi."

Volume is bound quarter black cloth with gray paper-covered boards. The volume shows light external wear, with sunning of the spine and light shelfwear. Binding is sound. The edges of the text block show minor age-tone spotting. Pages are clean and without markings. Volume is illustrated with b&w photos.

The dust jacket displays light shelfwear, with small tear at lower left corner of front cover. Jacket is preserved in mylar.

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Lot 5114

$45

Title: A Geological Hand Atlas of the Sixty-Seven Counties of Pennsylvania, Embodying the Results of the Field Work of the Survey, from 1874 to 1884
Author: J. P. Lesley
Publisher: The Board of Commissioners for the Second Geological Survey
City: Harrisburg
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style:
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with leather-tipped corners, raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with narrow cracking along spine edges and scuffing at outside corners. Front hinge is cracked. Occasional foxing is visible on versos of maps. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.Volume contains a frontispiece b&w state map and 62 well-preserved color maps, one for the entire state labeled "X" and 61 County Maps, six of which show two counties each. All called-for maps are present.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and leather-tipped corners. Stamped gilt lettering appears on spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuff marks to edges. Cracks can be seen at upper ends of spine edges. Binding is sound. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Front flyleaf and blank preliminary pages are detaching from top of volume. Occasional foxing is visible. Work is illustrated with a b&w frontispiece map. There are an additional 62 double-paged maps (mostly in color), one for the entire state labeled "X" and 61 county maps, six of which show two counties each.

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Lot 5115

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volume 3 of "Travels of Anacharsis the Younger, of Greece, during the Middle of the Fourth Century, before the Christian Aera" (Jacob Johnson & Co. et al., 1804, with detaching front board) by the Abbe Barthelemy, "C. Julii Caesaris, de bello gallico..." (William F. Farrand and Co., circa 1800), with facing translation by John Mair (new edition, revised by James Ross), and "Historic Doubts: As to the Execution of Marshal Ney, with Numerous Illustrations" (Thomas Whittaker, 1895) by James A. Weston.

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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 5116

$15

Book Details: Four of these handsome antique works of literature are bound in leather. The 1835 edition of Shakespeare (Vol. II only) is particularly charming. Another volume contains the works of Laurence Sterne, including "Tristram Shandy," Sterne's letters, and an autobiography. Two works are in French, a 1932 edition of "Toi et Moi" by Paul Geraldy, and volume 1 (only) of a lovely 1775 copy of "The Henriade," by Voltaire. Last is a cloth-bound biography of Victor Hugo, in English, by Madame Hugo.

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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 5117

$20

Title: Reliques of Robert Burns; Consisting Chiefly of Original Letters, Poems, and Critical Observations on Scottish Songs
Author: Robert Burns - Robert Burns (also known as Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard) was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.
He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish Diaspora around the world. Celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.
As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His poem (and song) "Auld Lang Syne" is often sung at Hogmanay (the last day of the year), and "Scots Wha Hae" served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country. Other poems and songs of Burns that remain well known across the world today include "A Red, Red Rose"; "A Man's A Man for A' That"; "To a Louse"; "To a Mouse"; "The Battle of Sherramuir"; "Tam o' Shanter"; and "Ae Fond Kiss".
Editor: R. H. Cromer
Publisher: Bradford and Inskeep et al.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1809
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/294 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows substantial external wear, with loss of material visible on spine and at edges. Rear hinge is cracked, with board now no longer firmly attached. Front endpaper and blank preliminary pages show ink markings. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages display occasional foxing.

Antique newspaper clipping with extract(s) from Thomas Carlyle's lecture "Heroes and Hero Worship" is laid in.

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Lot 5118

$20

Title: Biography of Andrew Jackson, President of the United States, Formerly Major General in the Army of the United States
Author: Philo A. Goodwin
Publisher: R. Hart Towner
City: New York
Year: 1833
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/456 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a second, enlarged edition of this early biography of Andrew Jackson.

Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows significant external wear, with rubbing and scuff marks to covers. Binding is sound. Pages display scattered foxing. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait and two plates.

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Lot 5119

$30

Title: History of the United States, from Their First Settlement as Colonies, to the Close of the War with Great Britain in 1815
Author: Salma Hale
Publisher: Collins and Hannay
City: New York
Year: 1826
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 281 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label and ruling to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuff marks to covers. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Previous owner's name and annotations appear on front flyleaf. Endpapers have darkened edges. Pages display foxing throughout.

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Lot 5120

$100

Book Details: This assortment of brand-new nautical books includes titles on building model ships, the naval architecture of wooden ships, paddle wheel steamers, a sailor's life in the Royal Navy of old.

"Shipbuilding in Colonial America," by Joseph A. Goldenberg
"Fired by Manly Zeal," by Smith (Peabody Museum of Sale
"Wooden Ship Building," by Charles Desmond
"Jack Tar: A Sailor's Life," by Henderson and Carlisle
"Paddle Wheel Steamers and their Giant Engines," by Bob Whittier
"John Lenthall, Naval Architect," by Farr and Bostwick
and part of the Anatomy of the Ship series,
"The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora, 1779" by McKay and Coleman

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Condition / Notes: These books are all new and unused, and mostly in excellent condition. Some are still in their shrink-wrap. "Wooden Ship Building" is new, but the covers are scuffed and show wear.

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 5121

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are B. B. Crowninshield's "Fore-and-Afters" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1940), a two-volume set of George Granville Putnam's "Salem Vessels and Their Voyages" (The Essex Institute, 1922/1925) and "Old Shipping Days in Oswego" (Self-published, n.d.) signed by author J. Leo Finn.

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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: $15.50
Lot 5122

$225

Book Details: This very large lot is a near-comprehensive collection of books on creating model ships, particularly wooden sailing ships of war, although other types are discussed as well. These books are rich in technical details pertinent to scale modeling.

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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. Many of these books are brand-new and have not been used before.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $65.50
Lot 5123

$45

Details: Four original, vintage programs from entertainments in Europe comprise this lot. Included are two from the Folies Bergere, one featuring Josephine Baker (undated), and the other from 1931. A large souvenir program from the 1940 season of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo features photographs of Leonide Massine, Alicia Markova, and AndreEglevsky, among others, with set designs by Tcheliftcheff and Dali. A 1928 program from the Wintergarten in Berlin completes the lot. This has wonderful photographs of vaudeville-type performers.

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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 5124

$15

Book Details: Dogs figure prominently in this collection of antique and vintage literature, with Albert Payson Terhune's "True Dog Stories," and "Famous Dogs Every Child Should Know;" "Tom Bolton's Self-Denial, or The Faithful Dog;" and "...The More I Admire Dogs: True Tales About Man's Best Friend."

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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: $6.50
Lot 5125

$30

Title: Beauty and the Beast: and Tales of Home
Author: Bayard Taylor - Bayard Taylor was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam & Sons
City: New York
Year: 1872
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 340 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is one of the titles in Putnam"s Library of Choice Reading

Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth over beveled boards, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped black lettering and ruling can be seen on front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers. Antique paper library label appears on front pastedown. Front flyleaf has been excised. Foxing can be seen at front of volume. Occasional light foxing is visible throughout text.

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 5126

$25

Title: More New Arabian Nights: The Dynamiter
Author: Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson - Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped," and "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde."

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1887
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 326 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three quarter red leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and fraying to spine and along edges of boards. Binding is firm. Volume has decoratively patterned endpapers. A small number of pages display 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 5127

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on nautical seafaring and polar exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Memorable Description of the East Indian Voyage, 1618-25" (Robert M. McBride & Company, 1929) by Willem Ysbrantsz Bontekoe, "The China Clippers" (Charles E. Lauriat Co., 1914) by Basil Lubbock, and "The Commodore's Story" (Ives Washburn Publisher, 1930) by Ralph Middleton Munroe and Vincent Gilpin.

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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 5128

$40

Title: And Did You Once See Sidney Plain?: A Random Memoir of S. J. Perelman
Author: Max Wilk - Max Wilk was an American playwright, screenwriter and author of fiction and nonfiction book. Wilk was the author of 19 books, four films, three produced plays as well as many TV shows and magazine articles.
Publisher: Coalition of Publishers for Employment
City: New York
Year: 1985
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 31 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition of this work signed by both the author Max Wilk and illustrator Al Hirschfeld. The latter's signature appears together with the date 5/18/85 in lower half of title page. Author's inscription on final page reads "33. For Abe and Betty / with the best love of / Max Wilk on November 1, 1996."

Volume is bound in printed and illustrated paper-covered boards. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Volume contains in-text drawings by Hirschfeld.

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Lot 5129

$60

Title: Picturesque Europe: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Natural Features and the Picturesque and Historical Places of Great Britain and the Continent . Volume I & II
Author: Bayard Taylor (Editor) - Bayard Taylor was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author.
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1875-1878
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 10.5" Height: 13.25"
Book Details: These are volumes I and II.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather, with raised bands and gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books show mild external wear, with minor loss of material at tips of corners. Bindings are firm. Volumes have marbled endpapers. Gilt-edged pages have light foxing and staining at margins, with both volumes showing more concentrated foxing on versos and margins of plates. In addition to tissue-guarded plates, books have a great many 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: $18.50
Lot 5130

$20

Title: A Visit to the Menagerie
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Lindsay & Blakiston
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1849
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and floral decorative patterns to spine. Stamped pictorial design showing man holding cub with wildcats at his feet. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages display foxing. Profusely illustrated with plates and textual drawings.

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Lot 5131

$15

Title: A Treatise on Fundamental Doctrines of the Christian Religion: In Which Are Illustrated the Profession, Ministry, Worship, and Faith of the Society of Friends
Author: Jesse Kersey
Publisher: Emmor Kimber, Samuel Wood and Samuel Jefferis
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1815
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 118 pages plus 6 pages of advertisments and 1 page of errata
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing along edges and scuff marks to covers. Front cover has small circular loss of material in its upper half. Binding is firm. Pages are foxed. Final pages have water markings.

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Lot 5132

$20

Title: Memoirs of Andrew Jackson, Major-General of the Army of the United States; and Commander in Chielf of the Division of the South
Author: Samuel Putnam Waldo - Samuel Putnam Waldo was author of numerous biographical works, including "The Tour of James Monroe, President of the United States in the year 1817, with a Sketch of his life" (Hartford, 1818); "Memoirs of Gen. Andrew Jackson" (Hartford, 1818); "Life and Character of Stephen Decatur" (2d ed., Middletown, Conn., 1821); "Biographical Sketches of Com. Nicholas Biddle, Paul Jones, Edward Preble and Alexander Murray" (Hartford, 1823). He also prepared for publication Archibald Robbins's "Journal of the Loss of the Brig Commerce upon the Western Coast of Africa."

Publisher: Silas Andrus
City: Hartford
Year: 1818
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 316 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at head of spine (chip is laid in), cracking to lower half of spine, rubbing to covers, and cracking along edges of spine. Minor loss can also be seen at corners of boards. Front pastedown and rear endpapers display staining. Front flyleaf has been excised. Foxing can be seen throughout.

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Lot 5133

$15

Book Details: There are three main themes in this large collection of non-fiction, which is largely history. In addition to biographies of famous men (H.L. Hunt, Henry Clay Frick, Robert Penn Warren, Sir William Hamilton), there are groups of books on the Middle East and Arabs, including one by T.E. Lawrence; and a good selection by and about women, including such authors as Agnes Smedley, Collette, Simone de Beauvoir, Vera Brittain, with several volumes on the history of women's rights and suffrage. In the third category are books about communism in both the Soviet Union and in China, including works by Lenin.

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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 5134

$20

Title: Anti-Suffrage: Ten Good Reasons
Author: Grace Duffield Goodwin
Publisher: Duffield and Company
City: New York
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 141 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Pencil markings appear on front endpaper. Three pages have paragraph circled in pencil. One has pen marginalia. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 5135

$90

Title: Brigham's Destroying Angel: Being the Life, Confession, and Startling Disclosures of the Notorious Bill Hickman, the Danite Chief of Utah. Written by Himself, with Explanatory Notes
Author: William Hickman - William Adams "Wild Bill" Hickman was an American frontiersman. He also served as a representative to the Utah Territorial Legislature.
Hickman was baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1839 by John D. Lee. He later served as a personal bodyguard for Joseph Smith, Jr. and Brigham Young. Hickman was reputedly a member of the Danites.
In April of 1854, Hickman was asked by Brigham Young to go to Green River and establish a ferry under church ownership. Hickman found the area to be overrun by ferries, along with a growing uneasiness between Mormon ferrymen and mountain men. Instead, Hickman established a prosperous trading post at Pacific Springs near South Pass, twenty-six miles east of Green River. Hickman was appointed sheriff and county prosecuting attorney, assessor and collector by Judge Appleby in 1854 at Fort Supply, twelve miles south of Fort Bridger. In August of 1854, Hickman was elected to the Utah Territorial Legislature for the area of Green River.
On 8 February, 1856, Hickman, along with Porter Rockwell, and at the request of Brigham Young, carried the mail from Independence Missouri to Salt Lake City. Porter Rockwell carried the mail from Fort Laramie to Salt Lake, and Hickman from Laramie to Independence. The trip took Hickman nearly four months to complete.
He was an important figure in the Utah War. Hickman torched Fort Bridger and numerous supply trains of the Federal Army.
Hickman, a practicing polygamist, was excommunicated from the LDS Church in 1868. Shortly thereafter, nine of his ten wives left him. According to his autobiography, Hickman's excommunication immediately followed his refusal to commit an assassination at Brigham Young's request.
Around September 1871, while under arrest for the murder of Richard Yates years earlier, Hickman wrote an autobiography in which he confessed to having committed numerous murders. Years later, his autobiography was given to J.H. Beadle, who published it under the sensational title "Brigham's Destroying Angel." It's unclear how much of the account is factual and how much is exaggerated, but in his confessions Hickman implicated Brigham Young as being the one who ordered Yates' murder, as well as most of the other murders to which Hickman had confessed. Federal law enforcement authorities at the time gave Hickman enough credence to hold off charging him with any murders so that he could be a material witness in a case they were attempting to build against Young. During this time, Hickman was held at Fort Douglas, where he was guarded by the military, because federal authorities believed Hickman needed witness protection from a perceived threat by the Danites.
Nothing ever became of the case against Young. Hickman, who had struck a deal with federal law enforcement to testify against Young if he were ever to be brought to trial, was never convicted of the crimes to which he confessed, although he lived the remainder of his life as somewhat of a pariah.

Editor: J. H. Beadle - John Hanson Beadle, journalist and author, was born in Liberty township, Parke County, Indiana, Mar. 14, 1840, son of James Ward and Elizabeth (Bright) Beadle. As a youth of twenty-one he enlisted in the 31st Indiana infantry for the Civil War, serving as a private until 1862, when he was discharged for disability. He then entered the State University of Michigan, where he studied law in addition to his regular subjects, and was graduated in 1867. He was admitted to the bar, but afer practicing in Evansville, Indiana for one year, abandoned that profession for the career of a journalist. His first newspaper work was done for the Cincinnnati Commercial following which he spent eight years in the far West, the first year as editor of the Salt Lake Reporter. His "Life in Utah," "Western Wilds and the Men Who Redeem Them," and "The Undeveloped West" are the results of his experiences in the western states. In the latter years of his life he wrote editorials and historical and political articles for the American Press Association. Subsequently he made an extended tour of Canada and Nova Scotia and in 1890, through Europe. Out of this latter experience came "A Hoosier Abroad." He was married Dec. 25, 1872, to Jennie, daughter of James Cole, of Evansville, Indiana, and had five children: Helen Marjorie; James Ward; Bessie Cole; Mary Eliza; and John Bookwalter Beadle. He died in Washington, D.C., Jan. 15, 1897.

National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 27, pp. 344-345
Publisher: Geo. A. Crofutt, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1872
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 219 pages plus 5 pages of advertisments
Width: 5.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt and black decorative designs to spine and front cover. Stamped gilt pictorial design offering portrait of author appears on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Endpapers and blank pages at front and rear of volume display heavy pencil markings and doodling. Pencil annotations appear over frontispiece portrait of the author. Preface, first page and final pages of text have pencil marginalia. Volume contains numerous full-page illustrations.

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Lot 5136

$20

Title: Letter of the Secretary of State, Transmitting a Report of the Commercial Relations of the United States with Foreign Nations, for the Year Ending September 30, 1861
Author: William H. Seward - William Henry Seward was the 12th Governor of New York, United States Senator and the United States Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a dominant figure in the Republican Party in its formative years, and was widely regarded as the leading contender for the party's presidential nomination in 1860 - yet his very outspokenness may have cost him the nomination. Despite his loss, he became a loyal member of Lincoln's wartime cabinet, and played a role in preventing foreign intervention early in the war. On the night of Lincoln's assassination, he survived an attempt on his life in the conspirators' effort to decapitate the Union government. As Johnson's Secretary of State, he engineered the purchase of Alaska from Russia in an act that was ridiculed at the time as "Seward's Folly", but which somehow exemplified his character. His contemporary Carl Schurz described Seward as "one of those spirits who sometimes will go ahead of public opinion instead of tamely following its footprints."
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1862
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/311 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and leather-tipped corners. Book shows significant external wear, with cracking along spine cover and edges, rubbing to front and rear covers and minor loss of material at outside corners of boards. Boards are loosely attached. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Front flyleaf is detached. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and bright. Work contains a great number of tables and listings offering detailed statistical information on American foreign trade in the first year of the Civil War.

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Lot 5137

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Obituary Addresses of the Occasion of the Death of the Hon. Henry Clay, ..." (Robert Armstrong, 1852), with inscription bearing the signature of W. H. Seward, an author-signed first edition of "Under Your Feet: The Story of American Mound Builders" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1939) by Blanche Busey King, a first edition of "Old Homes of New Americans: The Country and People of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Their Contribution to the New World" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913, in dust jacket) by Francis E. Clark.

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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 5138

$80

Title: Modelling Late Victorian Battleships
Author: Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photos, diagrams and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.

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Lot 5139

$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 January 1st to March 31, 1944. 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. This particular group also contains increasingly shrill propaganda stories and articles on ongoing war in Europe and Asia. Newspapers contain a number of area maps relating to military operations.


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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.

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Lot 5140

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are

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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 5141

$350

Details: These unusual and valuable ephemera lot must be counted by the pound rather than by the piece, as it consists of thousands of antique legal documents, wills, deeds, correspondence, lawsuits, divorce actions, etc. etc. The vast majority of these are from Chemung County in upstate New York, and date from the first decades of the twentieth century, with some earlier. Several handsful of airmail correspondence was written by someone serving in the Navy during WWII. This is priceless original source material for genealogists and other students of history; and there is 33 pounds of it.

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Condition / Notes: This material is in good, intact condition, although it may be dusty.

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Lot 5142

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Picasso and Portraiture: Representation and Transformation" (The Museum of Modern Art, 1996, in dust jacket) and "Chelsea and Other English Porcelain Pottery and Enamel in the Irwin Untermyer Collection" (Harvard U. P., 1957, in dj).

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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 5143

$35

Title: The Works of Charles Lever, (Harry Lorrequer.) Embracing the Following Volumes of His Work: Harry Lorrequer; Charles O'Malley, the Irish Dragoon; Paul Gosslett's Confessions; Jack Hinton, the Guardsman; The O'Donoghue, and Roland Cashel.
Author: Charles Lever - Charles James Lever was an Irish novelist.
Publisher: Will C. Sadlier, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1880
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 542/631 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volumes-in-one edition of the works of Irish writer Charles Lever.

Handsome antique volume is bound in gilt-decorated pictorial brown cloth. Book has minimal cover wear. Hinges are cracked. Gilt-edged pages are clean and without markings. Text appears in double columns.


"Illustrated with Thirty-Two Full-Page Chromo-lithographs from Drawings by H. K. Browne. The Color Designs Engraved Expressly for This Edition"


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Lot 5144

$20

Title: The Letters of Richard Henry Lee
Author: Richard Henry Lee - Richard Henry Lee was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and his famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed. He also served a one-year term as the President of the Continental Congress, and was a U.S. Senator from Virginia from 1789 to 1792, serving during part of that time as one of the first Presidents pro tempore of the United States Senate. He was also related to Confederate general Robert E. Lee.




Editor: James Curtis Ballagh
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: A collection of over 250 letters by Lee, published under the auspices of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Book shows mild external wear, with discoloration to spines. Hinges of second volume are cracked, with front board and a number of preliminary pages beginning to detach. Pages are clean and without markings. First volume is illustrated with frontispiece portrait.

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Lot 5145

$15

Title: The Slopes of Helicon and Other Poems
Author: Lloyd Mifflin
Publisher: Estes and Lauriat
City: Boston
Year: 1898
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 155 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this collection of poetry. Inscription on front pastedown is signed and dated April 1901. Antique newspaper clipping on Lloyd Mifflin's sonnets, dated March 5, 1906, is pasted to front flyleaf.

Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Stamped lettering and decorative floral design can be seen on front cover. Minor wear can be seen at ends of spine. Binding is sound. 4 preliminary pages, including frontispiece, are detached. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author and plates. Frontispiece is detached.

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Lot 5146

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Haiku" (The Hokuseido Press, 1971, in dust jacket) by R. H. Blyth, and "The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1924) by Sir Richard Burton.

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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 5147

$25

Title: A Portraiture of Quakerism: Taken from a View of the Education and Discipline, Social Manners, Civil and Political Economy, Religious Principles and Character of the Society of Friends
Author: Thomas Clarkson - Thomas Clarkson was an English abolitionist, and a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. He helped found The Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade and helped achieve passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, which ended British trade in slaves. In his later years Clarkson campaigned for the abolition of slavery worldwide. In 1840, he was the key speaker at the Anti-Slavery Society (today known as Anti-Slavery International) conference in London, which campaigned to end slavery in other countries.
Publisher: Samuel Stansbury
City: New York
Year: 1806
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine labels and ruling to spines. Books show external wear, with rubbing to covers and narrow cracking along spine edges. Second volume displays minor loss of material at head. Endpapers have darkening and/or moisture markings at edges. Pages show occasional foxing. First volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author.

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Lot 5148

$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 July 1 to August 31, 1933. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in Nazi Germany, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events. This period saw the Nazi party declared the only official political party in Germany, with all other parties banned, the proclamation of the Law To Prevent Hereditarily-Diseased Offspring legalizing compulsory sterilisation and the signing of a concordat with the Vatican which supposedly guarantees Catholic rights in Germany.

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

The Vossische Zeitung (more precisely: "(Koniglich Privilegierte) Berlinische Zeitung von Staats- und Gelehrten Sachen") was the well-known liberal German newspaper that was published in Berlin (1721-1934). Its predecessor was founded in 1704. Among the editors of the "aunt Voss" were Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Willibald Alexis, Theodor Fontane and Kurt Tucholsky.
Until the second year of the Third Reich's reign over Germany, the publication was generally regarded as Germany's national newspaper of record, just as The Times and Le Temps were to Great Britain and France, respectively. At this point, the Vossische Zeitung was dissolved by the official, state-sanctioned political party, the all-powerful NSDAP, which circulated its own nationally distributed newspaper, the Volkischer Beobachter.

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

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