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Lot 5149

$110

Title: History of the Army of the Cumberland, Its Organization, Campaigns and Battles, Written at the Request of Major-General George H. Thomas, Chiefly from His Private Military Journal and Official and Other Documents Furnished by Him
Author: Thomas B. Van Horne
Publisher: Robert Clarke & Co.
City: Cincinnati
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare association copy of this work, as indicated by previous owner's inscription on each front flyleaf: "George H. Wood / Aug. 31 40 / Bought to replace set lost in the /the Dayton Flood 1913 which / belonged to my Father Gen. Thomas J. / Wood, who served in the / Army of the Cumberland from 1861-1865."

Antique set is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and single star to front covers. Borders of covers have black taping, with red taping at ends of spines. Books show faint moisture markings to covers. Bindings are firm, with taping to hinges. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaves. Pages are clean and without markings. Third volume contains 22 colored campaign and battle maps. Maps have occasional tape repair/small tears at folds. Map 11 is 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: $8.50
Lot 5150

$35

Book Details: Four of these five antique religious books date from the early years of the 19th century, including an 1806 book by John Wesley, founder of Methodism; an 1808 edition of the New Testament, and an 1813 book synthesizing the Bible with ancient history. (This book is missing pages.) An 1839 edition of the Hebrew Bible comes with an introduction in Latin. Also included is a later Victorian devotional book.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 5151

$15

Book Details: This collection of author-signed first editions consists of vintage and recent novels, memoir, and non-fiction. Authors include Justin Scott, Jerome Weidman, Audrey Wood, Violet Weingarten, Blake Cabot, and Dorothy Potter Benedict.

These books are from the estate of Abraham and Betty Ajay. Abraham (Abe) Ajay was an artist who was best known for his artistic contributions for New Masses magazine during the late 1930s and early 1940s and also for his creative use of reliefs made of found objects during the 1960s and beyond. Ajay was professor of visual arts at State University College at Purchase, New York from 1978 into the '90s.

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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 5152

$40

Book Details: This collection consists of eleven author-signed books by the prolific poet and distinguished anthologist Louis Untermeyer; and one orphan, a work of classic anthropology, also distinguished, and signed.

Aside from the volumes of his own poetry and memoirs, the themes of the Untermeyer compilations in this lot are poetry, both its appreciation and an explanation of its mechanics; erotic poetry, humor, erotic humor, limericks, culturally influential people of the 20th century, and his correspondence with Robert Frost.

The distinguished anthropological orphan is Colin M. Turnbull's classic about the Kenge of central Africa, "The Forest People."

These books are from the estate of Abraham and Betty Ajay. Abraham (Abe) Ajay was an artist who was best known for his artistic contributions for New Masses magazine during the late 1930s and early 1940s and also for his creative use of reliefs made of found objects during the 1960s and beyond. Ajay was professor of visual arts at State University College at Purchase, New York from 1978 into the '90s.

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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: $16.50
Lot 5153

$70

Title: Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, during a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas; the Revised Edition, with a Sequel
Author: Herman Melville - Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel "Moby-Dick" and the posthumous novella "Billy Budd." His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, "Typee," becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially "Moby-Dick," which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1849
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/307 pages plus 7 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Front board is detached. Rubbing can be seen along edges and corners of covers. Text block is intact. Previous owner's name appears in upper margin of title page. Pages 23 to 26 display loss of lower right corner, with final two sentences affected. Pages have sporadic foxing. Illustrated with map.

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Lot 5154

$35

Title: The Last Running: A Story
Author: John Graves - John Graves is a Texas writer best known for his book "Goodbye to a River" (1960).
Publisher: The Encino Press
City: Austin
Year: 1974
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 47 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition signed by both author and artist. Inscription on front flyleaf appears over original drawing and reads "To / Abe Ajay / fellow artist and / dear friend / John Groth / New York / May 20, 1976." Author's signature can be seen on blank preliminary page.

Oblong volume is bound in quarter black cloth, with brown paper-covered boards and bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Printed and illustrated paper label is affixed to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with textual, full- and double-page drawings by John Groth.

Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover. Rear panel displays soiling.

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Lot 5155

$35

Book Details: This group of collectible antique poetry includes some signed volumes by P.F. DuPont, John Kendrick Bangs, and Anna Estes Strawbridge. Other poets represented include Tennyson.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 5156

$50

Book Details: Three items comprise this lot of antique estate ephemera. First is a Memoir of the Centennial Exhibition (Philadelphia, 1876) with autographs and colored lithographs. Next is an 1881 book of days, in which the owner noted birthdays and dates of death.

A group of four identical paperback ledgers from 1882 are the third item. These belonged to Bella C. Dorlan, who recorded transactions in Boston, New York, and Brooklyn of trade in textiles, clothing, and furniture, involving considerable sums.

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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: $6.50
Lot 5157

$40

Book Details: Most of the volumes in this collection of antique medical books date from around 1890, but the report from the Columbia Hospital for Women is dated 1873. Other titles include "Essentials of Minor Surgery, Bandaging, and Venereal Diseases," "Diseases of the Nervous System," "Minor Gynecological Operations," and "The Yearbook of Treatment."

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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 5158

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This folio volume contains issues of the illustrated Berlin daily Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung from July 1 to December 31, 1942. 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 such the battle for Stalingrad, the battles of El Alamein and the Allied bombing of Germany. This particular group also contains well-illustrated stories and articles on military campaigns in Russia and Africa, as well as by U-Boats and the Luftwaffe. The majority of these issues ends with a section containing illustrations relating to the war.

These issues contain a number of full-page illustrated reports on such topics as foreign volunteers serving on the Eastern Front, the the mobilization of German youth and another on the use of dogs in military operations.

It should be noted that many of the accounts of the official ceremonies attended by Hitler and Nazi and military officials are accompanied by the texts of the speech(es) given.

Also of note in this volume are numerous battle maps

There are also a number of interesting features common to all modern periodicals but which here reflect the condition of life in a totalitarian state, as is the case with the illustrated advertisements bearing swastikas or editorials parroting official slogans.

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Condition / Notes: This folio volume 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. Two pages have been excised, as have sections of another page. 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: $18.50
Lot 5159

$15

Book Details: This assortment of vintage first editions includes three novels by Lael Tucker Wertenbaker; "A Single Pebble," by John Hersey; an anti-war novel signed by its author, Alexander Crosby; meditative prose from poet May Sarton, and a Violet Weingarten novel.

These books are from the estate of Abraham and Betty Ajay. Abraham (Abe) Ajay was an artist who was best known for his artistic contributions for New Masses magazine during the late 1930s and early 1940s and also for his creative use of reliefs made of found objects during the 1960s and beyond. Ajay was professor of visual arts at State University College at Purchase, New York from 1978 into the '90s.

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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 5160

$45

Book Details: Natural history is the focus of this large collection of books, which predominantly concern both wild animals, although farm animals are also considered. Several antique Department of Agriculture reports are included. Other volumes discuss birds, shells, insects, and glaciation. Special attention is given to the naturalists' observations, especially as artists, with Ernest Thompson Seton and Alexander Calder weighing in. While North America is the primary location of study, other sites include Africa, Trinidad, and the Solomon Islands.

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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: $48.50
Lot 5161

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This folio volume contains issues of the illustrated Berlin daily Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung from April 1 to June 30, 1936. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in Nazi Germany, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events such as the election of the Popular Front government in France and the Italian invasion of Ethiopia . This particular group also contains well-illustrated stories and reports on preparations for the Berlin Summer Olympics, including articles on the construction of the stadium, the Olympic Village and a two-page supplement on German literary and cultural references to the Greek games. This collection also has uncommon reports on developments considered of relevance by the Nazi regime, among which are the May Day rally held in Berlin, the official naming of H. Himmler to head the Gestapo, Hitler's congratulatory message to Max Schmeling and an obituary for Hitler's chauffeur Julius Schreck. It should be noted that many of the accounts of the official ceremonies attended by Hitler and Nazi and military officials are accompanied by the texts of the speech(es) given.

Also of note in this volume are a number of pieces on political developments in Europe, such as the election of the Popular Front government of Leon Blum and the activities of the Communist government in the Soviet Union and elsewhere.

There are also a number of interesting features common to all modern periodicals but which here reflect the condition of life in a totalitarian state, as is the case with the illustrated advertisements bearing swastikas or editorials parroting official slogans.

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Condition / Notes: This folio volume, measuring approximately 16.5" x 22", 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 clean and without markings. Pages very occasionally show closed tear or a very 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 5162

$15

Title: Lafayette in America, in 1824 and 1825; or, Journal of Travels, in the United States
Author: Auguste Levasseur
Publisher: White, Gallaher & White and 6 others
City: New York
Year: 1829
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second American edition of this translation of Lafayette en Amerique, en 1824 et 1825 ou journal d'un voyage aux Etats-Unis," written by his secretary. The two volume are bound as one.

Antique leather volume lacks front board. Rear board and spine show rubbing, with cracking along spine edge. Text block is intact. Pages display occasional spotting.

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Lot 5163

$35

Title: Pictorial Life of George Washington: Embracing Anecdotes, Illustrative of His Character. And Embellished with Engravings. For the Young People of the Nation He Founded
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Lindsay & Blakiston
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1846
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 222 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs. Stamped pictorial design depicting Washington crossing the Alleghany appears on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers and very small holes at ends of spine. Binding is sound. Volume has decorative endpapers. Pages display foxing. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait and plates.

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Lot 5164

$90

Book Details: These two large, handsome, antique hardcover anthologies of Punch magazine date from 1843-1847. With beautifully embossed covers and the witty political cartoons for which the English magazine was famous, the books are as attractive for their appearance as they are for their witty, droll entertainments.

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Condition / Notes:

These books are generally in very good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Light foxing on the end papers.

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Lot 5165

$55

Book Details: The novels included in this group of collectible special edition books are "The Woman in White," by Wilkie Colins; "Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship," by Wolfgang Goethe; and "The Daughter of the Stars," by Mary Crary. A collection of three plays by Christopher Marlowe fill another large volume: "Tamburlaine," Parts I & II; "Dr. Faustus," and "Edward the Second." All four books are publications of the Limited Editions Club. These high quality books are elegantly bound, and come in slipcases.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in very good condition. Slipcases show some shelf wear and some sun damage.

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Lot 5166

$55

Title: Memoirs of the Life of Anthony Benezet
Author: Roberts Vaux - Roberts Vaux was an American jurist, abolitionist, and philanthropist.

He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a well-known Quaker family and connected by marriage to another such family, the Wistars. He received his education at private schools of Philadelphia, was admitted to the bar in 1808, and rose rapidly to prominence in his profession.

In 1835 he became judge of the court of common pleas of Philadelphia. He was one of the originators of the public-school system of Pennsylvania, and for fourteen years held the first presidency of the board of public schools of Philadelphia.

He was helped found the Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, the School for the Blind and asylum, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and other benevolent societies of Pennsylvania. He had a part in the creation of the Frankford Asylum for the Insane (now known as Friends Hospital).

Early in life Vaux became interested in prison matters, and as a penologist he acquired his greatest distinction. He served as Secretary and Commissioner of the Philadelphia Prison Society. He was one of the commissioners to adapt the law of Pennsylvania to the separate system of imprisonment, and also to build the Eastern State Penitentiary, and labored zealously in the cause of prison reform. He was a member of scientific societies in Europe, and of the Philosophical Society of Pennsylvania.

He refused several public posts offered by President Andrew Jackson, among which was the mission to St. Petersburg. He published "Eulogium on Benjamin Ridgway Smith" (Philadelphia, 1809); "Memoirs of the Lives of Benjamin Lay and Ralph Sandiford" (1815); "Memoirs of the Life of Anthony Benezet" (1817; with alterations, York, 1817; French translation, Paris, 1821); and "Notices of the Original and Successive Efforts to improve the Discipline of the Prison at Philadelphia" (1826).

His son, Richard Vaux, was mayor of Philadelphia and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
Publisher: James P. Parke
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1817
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 136 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear, with chipping to spine cover and rubbing to covers. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered light foxing and faint marginal staining. Illustrated with frontispiece showing 1757 Indian Medal and Benezet facsimile autograph.

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Lot 5167

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the antique New York City newspaper compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This elephant folio contains issues of the Shipping and Commercial List for the year 1861. These newspapers contain a wealth of information relating to the New York market, commodities exchange, foreign and domestic sea trade and travel in the first year of the American Civil War, offering detailed lists and a great number of illustrated commercial advertisements.

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Condition / Notes: Newspaper issues were originally bound in quarter-leather with marbled boards (measuring approximately 24.75" x 31"). This compilation lacks front board, rear board is detached and spine cover shows significant wear, with loss of material. First issue (January 2nd) has become soiled, torn and crumpled. Other newspapers are largely clean and without markings. Small (closed) tears, creasing or tape repair may occasionally appear.

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Lot 5168

$30

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 March 1 to April 30, 1941. 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 stories and articles on military campaigns in Russia and Africa, as well as by U-Boats and the Luftwaffe.

In addition, issues contain illustrated pieces on such topics as the "German protectorate" established in Czechoslovakia, Ohm Kruger and various cities in Europe.

There are also a number of interesting features common to all modern periodicals but which here reflect the condition of life in a totalitarian state, as is the case with the illustrated advertisements bearing swastikas or editorials parroting official slogans.

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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 5169

$20

Book Details: Upstate New York is the focus of this collection of vintage history. Two of the books are about Catholicism in Buffalo. One is a history of the Roman Catholic diocese (1929), the other commemorates the Eucharistic Congress Centennial of 1947. A history of Syracuse University from 1942-1969 is included, as is an autobiography of the Oneida Community and a little book about the cemetery in Cooperstown where James Fenimore Cooper is buried

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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 5170

$25

Title: The Knowledge of Christ Glorified, Open and Applied; in Twelve Sermons, on Christ's Resurrection, Ascension, Sitting at God's Right Hand, Intercession, and Judging the World. Preached at Merchants-Lecture, in Penner's Hall
Author: John Hurrion
Publisher: William Smith
City: Glasgow
Year: 1776
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 244 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Binding is in excellent condition. Book has new endpapers. Title page shows professional repair. Age-toned pages display scattered light foxing.

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 5171

$140

Book Details: This group of nautical history is focused on the U.S., particularly on American port cities such as Baltimore, Newport News, the Great Lakes, and New England fishing ports such as Gloucester and places in Maine. Also included in this lot are books on pirates and privateers, clipper ships, and steamboats.

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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 5172

$45

Book Details: This colorful lot of vintage and antique children's books contains amusing classics from many different decades, with characteristically styled illustrations. Included are books by Charles Dickens, Dr. Seuss, Howard Garis, and Lillian Baker Sturges; with topics ranging from Beowulf to Bartholomew Cubbins, Uncle Wiggily, and Houdini.

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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 5173

$325
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Register of Officer Personnel United States Navy and Marine Corps and Ships' Data, 1801-1807 by uncredited author - Dated 1945 by Government Printing OfficeVolume is bound in pebbled brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owners' annotations appear on front flyleaf. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Numerous folded maps are contained in pocket at rear of volume.
- Naval Documents related to the United States Wars with the Barbary Powers by uncredited author - Dated 1942 by Government Printing OfficeThis is volume IV of this work, subtitled "Naval Operations, including Diplomatic Background from April to September 6, 1804."

Volume is bound in pebbled brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.


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Lot 5174

$40

Title: The Gateless Gate
Author: Nyogen Senzaki - Nyogen Senzaki was a Rinzai Zen monk who was one of the 20th century's leading proponents of Zen Buddhism in the United States., Saladin Reps
Publisher: John Murray
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1934
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 70 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this translation of the "Mu-Mon-Kwan" signed by translator Nyogen Senzaki. Signature appears in bottom margin of title page.

Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed paper-covered boards. Chipped spine is covered in transparent tape. Covers show light soiling. Binding is sound. Previous owner's inscription can be seen on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 5175

$30

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

This particular lot also features books about the private gardens of Germany, written by persons with impressive royal titles; books on garden ornament, small gardens, and the noted 20th century gardeners, Russell Page, Lanning Roper, and Rosemary Verey.

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Condition / Notes: All of the books in this lot are in excellent to nearly-new condition.

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Lot 5176

$60

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 "Hunting in the Great West (Rustling in the Rockies): Hunting and Fishing by Mountain and Stream" (Belford, Clarke & Co., 1881) by G. O. Shields, and "Down the Great River; Embracing an Account of the Discovery of the True Source of the Mississippi,..." (Hubbard Brothers, 1887) by Captain Willard Glazier.

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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 5177

$35

Book Details: A detailed examination of the history of Philadelphia is offered in this collection of vintage and antique books. Three of them were published to coincide with the city's Sesquicentennial in 1926. One is a history of Christ Church, and another is a catalog of the paintings in Independence Hall. A handsome edition of "Literary Landmarks of Philadelphia" is housed in a slip-case. Lastly, "Bring Out Your Dead" by J.H. Powell (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1949) is a history of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793, which virtually shut down the city, then the nation's capital. This book is of interest to historians of medicine and public health policy as well. "Happenings in Ye Olde Philadelphia," by Rudolph Walther (1925) is signed by the author.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5178

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the antique volume of engravings shown in the corresponding image(s). This is presumably a sample book containing works by engraver Benjamin Tanner (1775-1848), active in New York and Philadelphia, Christian Gobrecht (1785-1844), who later became Chief Engraver of the U. S. Mint, G. Murray, et al. This collection of pictorial Americana includes images of machinery, canals, castrametation, cannons, as well as a number of botanical plates.

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Condition / Notes: Antique plate volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather backing. Printed paper label appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with chipping to spine, soiling to covers and loss of leather tips at corners. Binding is sound. First two pages have been excised. Pages display foxing and light soiling.

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Lot 5179

$60

Book Details: Four early, fascinating magazine compilations are collected in this lot. "Niles Weekly Register" was published in Baltimore in 1830 and 1831, and includes news of a murder in Salem, another revolution in France, and a speech by Henry Clay. "The Western Literary Magazine" was published in Columbus in 1853, and contains many contributions from ladies. "The American Pioneer" was published in Cincinnati in 1843 by a local historical society. Last is "The New Mirror," published in New York in 1843, a general interest magazine with lovely engravings, including one of an early Santa Claus drawn 20 years after Clement Moore's famous poem, "The Night Before Christmas".

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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 American Pioneer" is missing its front cover. "Niles Weekly Register" is water-stained.


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Lot 5180

$45

Book Details: Four of the six books in this lot of Quaker history are leather-bound antiques from as early as 1833. Included is William Sewel's two-volume general history of the Society of Friends; "Memoirs of Samuel Fothergill," and the "Diary of Alexander Jaffray," which focuses on Quakerism in Scotland. Also included are "Biographical Sketches of Friends" from 1871, and the "Diary and Letters of Phebe Irish" (1876).

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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 5181

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This folio volume contains issues of the Berlin daily Vossische Zeitung from November 1 to December 31, 1932. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in the final weeks of the Weimar Republic, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events. This period saw the last free election in Germany until and power struggle that would ultimately lead to the Nazi dictatorship. These pages contain testimony of the rich cultural life that would come to an end over the following months. Among the texts in this compilation are article by H. von Hofmannsthal, letter to Kurt Weill by Paul Bekker, ad featuring Leni Riefenstahl, on a lecture by Heinrich Mann, etc. Also of note is a series entitled "Hitlers Kometenbahn" by Konrad Heiden. 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. A number of pages show closed tears at bottom inside corner.

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Lot 5182

$100

Details: This lot includes the Japanese crepe paper illustrated song shown in the corresponding image. This Silk thread-bound book has bright color woodblock-printed covers and color plates, all showing traditional Japanese motifs and/or landscapes. Musical score appears at front of volume. Final two pages contain publisher's catalogue , including "Japanese Fairy Tale Series." Book comes with silk bag in which it was originally stored. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Book shows mild external wear, with detaching rear cover and two ink markings to rear cover. Interior is clean and bright, with vivid full- and double-page woodblock color prints.

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Lot 5183

$40

Book Details: This assortment of collectible American and international history and art history includes a large-format, pictorial book on Islamic art; a comprehensive, slip-cased study of the graveyard monuments of Puritan New England; a biographical and critical study of Izaak Walton, author of "The Compleat Angler;" Joseph Stalin's history of the USSR in WWII (published with the cooperation of the U.S. government); a history of political bosses in America; a 1942 book ridiculing the isolationists in Congress by quoting them; and a 1934 travel memoir of driving cross-country in a Model A Ford. The book on Izaak Walton is signed by its authors, J. Lawrence and Angeline J. Pool.

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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 5184

$25

Book Details: Western adventure is the theme of this group of antique children's books, with most books including native Americans, or cowboys and indians. Some of these volumes are parts of series. Authors include G.A. Henty, Elijah Kellogg, Edward Eggleston, Anne Bowman, and Mary Hazelton Wade. "The Red Indian Fairy Book," by Frances Jenkins Olcott, is a particular highlight of this lot.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in generally good, intact condition, with normal signs of age, use, and wear.

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Lot 5185

$60

Book Details: This large, eclectic estate group has a great many books on theology and religion -- but also a significant number on English literature, with interesting old odds and ends comprising the rest. Books on religion range from scholarly Biblical commentary and exegesis to works by Emanuel Swedenborg or by the Rosicrucians. Included with these are histories of world religions and books on missionaries.

Several of the volumes on English literature are concerned with the medieval period, especially Chaucer. Miscellany includes books on household management, magic tricks, Gothic architecture in Spain, and the rights of children.

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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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