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Lot 5186

$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, 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 passing of the Enabling Act, which effectively allows Hitler to pass laws without the Reichstag, as well as the opening of a concentration camp in Dachau, the Nazi-organized April 1st boycott of Jewish stores and businesses, the promulgation of the Law for the Restoration of the Civil Service, through which Jews are banned from many government jobs, and the Law To Prevent Overcrowding in German Schools, in which strict quotas placed on Jewish students.

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.

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Lot 5187

$15

Book Details: All of the 1960s vintage novels in this collection are by Edwin Gilbert, and all are signed.

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.


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Lot 5188

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Pennsylvania history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of "Report of the Commission To Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania" (Clarence M. Busch, 1896), "Record of Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, 1898" (Wm. Stanley Ray, 1901), and "Annual Report of the Secretary of Internal Affairs of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Part III, Industrial Statistics, Vol. X, 1881-1882 (Lane S. Hart, 1883).

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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 5189

$25

Book Details: Included in this assortment of collectible antique poetry are the works of Thomas Hood, Elizabeth Smart Le Noir, Oliver Goldsmith, A.V. Bourne, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. "Mrs. Browning's" book lovely gold-stamped, Art Nouveau-style suede covers. Mr. Bourne's 1853 book is in Latin.

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Condition / Notes:

Most of these books are in very good condition with dust jackets. Some have age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. The front cover is detached from Bourne's volume.


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Lot 5190

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Thomas Dick's "The Christian Philosopher; or, the Connection of Science and Philosophy with Religion" (G. & C. Carvill, 1827) and a salesman's sample of "The Bible Looking Glass" (Bradley & Co., 1866).

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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 5191

$25

Book Details: Some very handsome books can be found in this collection of decorative antique literature, which includes beautiful copies of Dante's "La Vita Nova," and Saint-Pierre's "Paul and Virginia." Two famous Victorian writers are represented, Edward Bulwer Lytton ("Godolphin") and Leigh Hunt ("Treasure House of Tales"). Also included is a children's edition of the "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and "Gulliver's Travels."

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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 5192

$150

Details: This collection of vintage and antique estate ephemera includes decorative sheet music, advertising, and culinary, travel, and entertainment-related materials. Among the notable items are celebrity paper dolls from the 1930s (Edgar Bergen, Nelson Eddy, Don Ameche, Dorothy Lamour, etc.) and sheet music commemorating "The Wreck of the Shenandoah" zeppelin.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 5193

$80

Details: Vintage and antique automotive and railroad ephemera constitute this lot, with advertising materials and billheads from products and companies related to these industries. Railroads mentioned include the Southern Pacific, the Erie, Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western, Delaware & Hudson, etc. Oil and gasoline materials are here, as well as the programs from Gran Prix racing at Watkins Glen from 1962-4. Two souvenirs, a guidebook and a menu, come from Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections.


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Lot 5194

$60

Title: George Washington
Author: Worthington Chauncey Ford
Publisher: Gilpert & Co., of Paris/ Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1900
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is copy 1163 of 1250.

Handsome antique set is bound in three-quarter red leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spines. Books show minor loss of material at ends of spines and wear along edges of boards. Bindings are firm. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with color frontispiece portraits of George and Martha Washington, tissue-guarded engraved plates and vignettes.

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Lot 5195

$70

Title: The Standard Masonic Monitor of the Degrees of Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason, as Exemplified under Sanction of the Grand Lodges of the United States; Together with the Installation of Lodge Officers, and the Service for the Burial of the Dead of the Fraternity
Author: George E. Simons
Publisher: Macoy, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 223 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black leather with closing fold-over flap. Book shows light external wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt edges. Binding is firm. interior is clean and bright. The work contains a frontispiece and many in-text illustrations.

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Lot 5196

$20

Title: The American Legend: A Poem before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard University, July 18, 1850
Author: Bayard Taylor - Bayard Taylor was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author.
Publisher: John Bartlett
City: Cambridge
Year: 1850
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 27 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this pamphlet, with author's handwritten inscription on stationary bearing his initials laid in. Inscription reads "Illegible name / Very truly yours / Baryard Taylor / Jan. 14, 1871."

Antique booklet is bound in original printed wrappers. Covers show light external wear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 5197

$150

Title: History of Redemption, on a Plan Entirely Original: Exhibiting the Gradual Discovery and Accomplishment of the Divine Purposes in the Salvation of Man; Including a Comprehensive View of Church History, and the Fulfilment of Scripture Prophecies. By the Late Revered Jonathan Edwards, President of the College of New Jersey, to Which Are Now Added Notes, Historical, Critical, and Theological with the Life and Experience of the Author
Author: Jonathan Edwards - Jonathan Edwards was a Christian preacher and theologian. Edwards "is widely acknowledged to be America's most important and original philosophical theologian," and one of America's greatest intellectuals. Edwards's theological work is broad in scope, but he was rooted in Reformed theology, the metaphysics of theological determinism, and the Puritan heritage. Recent studies have emphasized how thoroughly Edwards grounded his life's work on conceptions of beauty, harmony, and ethical fittingness, and how central the Enlightenment was to his mindset. Edwards played a critical role in shaping the First Great Awakening, and oversaw some of the first revivals in 1733-35 at his church in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Edwards delivered the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God", a classic of early American literature, during another revival in 1741, following George Whitefield's tour of the Thirteen Colonies. Edwards is well known for his many books, The End For Which God Created the World, The Life of David Brainerd, which served to inspire thousands of missionaries throughout the 19th century, and Religious Affections, which many Reformed Evangelicals still read today. Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation shortly after beginning the presidency at the College of New Jersey (Princeton). He was the grandfather of Aaron Burr, 3rd Vice President of the United States.

Publisher: T. and J. Swords
City: New York
Year: 1793
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/3-573 pages plus 17 pages of index and table of texts and 2 pages of advertisementsf
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with scuffing at edges of front board and creasing to spine cover. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and date of 1806 appear at top of front flyleaf. Pages display scattered light foxing. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of author.

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Lot 5198

$225

Title: Death in the Making
Author: Robert Capa - Robert Capa (born Endre Ern? Friedmann) was a Jewish-Hungarian combat photographer and photojournalist who covered five different wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris. His action photographs, such as those taken during the 1944 Normandy invasion, uniquely portray the violence of war.
In 1947, Capa co-founded Magnum Photos in Paris with David "Chim" Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and William Vandivert. The organization was the first cooperative agency for worldwide freelance photographers.
Editor: Andre Kertesz - André Kertész, born Kertész Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early years of his career, his then-unorthodox camera angles and style prevented his work from gaining wider recognition. Kertész never felt that he had gained the worldwide recognition he deserved. Today he is considered one of the seminal figures of photojournalism.

Expected by his family to work as a stock broker, Kertész pursued photography independently as an autodidact, and his early work was published primarily in magazines, a major market in those years. This continued until much later in his life, when Kertész stopped accepting commissions. He served briefly in World War I and moved to Paris in 1925, then the artistic capital of the world, against the wishes of his family. In Paris he worked for France's first illustrated magazine called VU. Involved with many young immigrant artists and the Dada movement, he achieved critical and commercial success.

Due to German persecution of the Jews and the threat of World War II, Kertész decided to emigrate to the United States in 1936, where he had to rebuild his reputation through commissioned work. In the 1940s and 1950s, he stopped working for magazines and began to achieve greater international success. His career is generally divided into four periods, based on where he was working and his work was most prominently known. They are called the Hungarian period, the French period, the American period and, toward the end of his life, the International period.




Translor: Jay Allen - Between 1925 and 1934, he was a correspondent for the Chicago Tribune in France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Poland and the Balkans. In 1930 he met important leaders of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE): Juan Negrín, Luis Araquistáin, Julio Álvarez del Vayo, Rodolfo Llopis in Spain. He also knew important leaders of the Spanish right such as José Calvo Sotelo and José Antonio Primo de Rivera. In 1934 he covered the uprising in Asturias for the Chicago Tribune. He was briefly imprisoned because he helped to hide some socialist leaders from the police. After his release he went to live in Torremolinos and over the next two years traveled across Spain to gather information for a book about the agrarian problem in Spain.

When the Spanish Civil War started, he covered the conflict for the Chicago Tribune. In July 1936 he interviewed general Francisco Franco (leader of the rebels and future dictator of Spain).
Allen was the first American journalist to report on the massacre of Badajoz. On 23 August 1936, nine days after the fall of the city, he entered Badajoz and saw the executions taking place. On 30 August the Chicago Tribune published its report on the massacre: "Slaughter of 4,000 at Badajoz, city of horrors", the first report about it in the United States. As a result, the nationals put a price on his head and the supporters of the Nationals in the States started a campaign against Allen. In November 1936 he interviewed the chief of Spanish falange José Antonio Primo de Rivera who was imprisoned in Valencia. It was the last interview before his execution. After that, Allen returned to the United States.

In 1940 he went to France as a correspondent for the North American Newspaper Alliance. There he helped to organize a group to help French artists to flee the country. Because of this the Gestapo arrested him in 1941, although he was later freed. In 1942 he took part in the campaign of north África. After that, he returned to America and worked for various newspapers until his death in 1972.

Publisher: Covici Friede Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: This landmark work of photography features pictures by Robert Capa and Gerda Taro. Captions are by Capa, translations and preface are by Jay Allen, and arrangement is by Andre Kertesz.

"Death in the Making" is the first book by Magnum photographer Robert Capa, published in 1938. The book contains photographs of the Spanish Civil War taken by Capa and his lover and fellow photographer, Gerda Taro.

The book started as a collaboration between Capa and Taro, until Taro was badly wounded in a tank accident and later died. When the book was published, Capa dedicated it to her with this message, 'For Gerda Taro, who spent one year at the Spanish front, and who stayed on. RC'.

In order to photograph the war, Robert Capa and Gerda Taro followed the Republican battalions into action and risked their lives daily. The result was a collection of 145 stunning photographs.

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in gray cloth with black and white lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows soiling to covers, particularly heavy on spine. Binding is firm. Interior displays scattered light foxing and/or smudging. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs by Robert Capa and Gerda Taro.

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Lot 5199

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of signed first editions of the work of Joseph Hergesheimer shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this collection are "The Dark Fleece" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1922), "Tampico" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1926), "Wild Oranges" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1922) and "Cytherea" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1922). Also present is H. L. R. Swire's "A Bibliography of the Works of Joseph Hergesheimer" (The Centaur Book Shop, 1922), signed by Hergesheimer on title page.

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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 5200

$20

Title: The Monument of Patriotism, Being a Collection of Biographical Sketches of the Lives and Characters of Some of Those Men Who Signed the Independence of America; and Brief Sketches of Many Other Eminent Statesmen, Also, Generals and Heroes Who Fought and Bled in the Revolutionary War, and Also, the Most Prominent Characters of the Late War with Great Britain. To Which Is Annexed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and George Washington's Farewell Address. An Eulogium on the Character of General George Washington
Author: uncredited author
Editor: John Royer
Publisher: John Royer
City: Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Year: 1825
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii275 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label. Front board and front endpaper are detached. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and rubbing to covers. Rear cover has small circular hole to leather. Previous owner's name appears in ink on front flyleaf and on rear endpaper. Name in pencil can also be seen at top of title page. Pages display foxing. Staining can be seen in lower inside corner of initial pages.

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Lot 5201

$40

Book Details: All of these vintage books of history are first editions signed by their authors, and four of the five titles concern New York State history. Included is the autobiography of Frank Gannett, founder of the newspaper syndicate, and a book about Welsh-Americans. Two books cover colonial history.

The fifth book, by Walter Prichard Eaton, is about the natural history of the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts.

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Condition / Notes:
Most of these books are in very good condition with dust jackets. Some have age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5202

$40

Title: How To Use the Forceps. With an Introductory Account of the Female Pelvis and of the Mechanism of Delivery
Author: Henry G. Landis
Publisher: E. B. Treat, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1880
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 168 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Also appearing on spine is a pictorial design representing hand holding up forceps. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Preliminary pages, including title page, display heaving foxing. Text has foxing concentrated along page edges. Work is illustrated with frontispiece and textual diagrams.

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Lot 5203

$450

Title: Historical Account of Discoveries and Travels in North America; Including the United States, Canada, the Shores of the Polar Sea, and the Voyages in Search of a North-West Passage; with Observations on Emigration
Author: Hugh Murray
Publisher: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, & Green
City: London
Year: 1829
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with leather-tipped corners, gilt lettered labels and ornamental designs to spine. Rebacked books show external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spines and rubbing to covers. Wear to edges is also visible. Bindings are firm. Antique pictorial bookplate appears on front pastedowns. Pages are clean and bright. Fold-out map at front of first volume is well preserved.

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Lot 5204

$40

Book Details: This collection of literary history, criticism, and biography largely concerns 20th century writers, but a study of William Blake's "Job" and letters of Walt Whitman are also present. Other authors included are Upton Sinclair, Ford Madox Ford, D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Mark Twain, Charles Olson, and Robert Creeley. There are eleven volumes of these "books on books."

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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 5205

$20

Title: Importation of Jersey Cattle. Per Steamer "Mississippi" to New York, December 18, 1922, together with Selections from Other Importations. Also Some Home-Bred Cattle, Bred from the Very Choicest Imported and "Linden Grove" parents. The Property of T. S. Cooper & Sons, "Linden Grove," Coopersburg, PA. Coopersburg is on the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, 43 miles north of Philadelphia; 98 miles west of New York City; 11 miles south of Bethlehem, Pa., and 8 miles south of Allentown, Pa.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: T. S. Cooper & Sons
City: Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce exhaustive auction catalogue.

Antique volume is bound in original illustrated wrappers, with color pictorial designs to front and rear cover. Book shows external wear, with detached rear cover, loss of material to spine, frayed cover edges and light soiling to covers. Pages display occasional light finger smudging at margins. Catalogue is illustrated with numerous b&w photos.

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Lot 5206

$225

Title: The Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Carefully Compared with the Originals. And an Appendix, Containing the Laws Now in Force, Passed between the 30th Day of September 1775, and the Revolution. Together with the Declaration of Independence; the Constitution of the State of Pennsylvania; and the Articles of Confederation of the United States of America. Published by Order of the General Assembly
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Francis Bailey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1782
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxx/526 pages and vi pages of index
Width: 8.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands. Front board is detaching. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and loss of material to covers. Soiling is visible on title page with chipping to fore edge. Pages display foxing and marginal staining. A small number of pages have ink marginalia.

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Lot 5207

$35

Title: Guide-Book to Mohonk Lake, Ulster County, N. Y.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Mohonk Lake House
City: Unknown
Year: circa 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 86 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering and black pictorial designs to front cover. Stamped pictorial design on rear cover depicts easel, palette and fold-out stool. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and mild soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and pencil annotations appears on blank preliminary page. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Volume contains numerous illustrations by E. J. Whitney, showing forest paths and views of such sites as Lake Minnewaska and Table Rock.

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Lot 5208

$110

Title: Midwifery Illustrated
Author: Jacques Pierre Maygrier - French physician who was a student of Antoine Dubois, practiced at l'Hopital Cochin and l'Hotel Dieu. He was considered one of the best practitioners of midwifery.
Translor: A. Sidney Doane
Publisher: J. K. Moore
City: New York
Year: 1833
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 186 pages plus 2 pages of recommendations
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Black cloth has been superimposed onto front cover. Ex-library book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Endpapers are new. First blank page of text block displays repair. Previous owner's name appears there and on title page. Foxing occurs throughout volume. Illustrated with numerous plates, including fold-out.

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Lot 5209

$300

Details: This fancy carte de visite features mounted original photographs of President and Mrs. Lincoln, in heavily embossed frames decorated with stars, flags, olive branches, and an American eagle. A.E. Alden, of Providence, RI, was the photographer. It measures 2.5" x 4".

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Condition / Notes: This CDV is lightly soiled, but is in otherwise good condition.

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Lot 5210

$25

Title: The Knockabout Club in the Woods: The Adventures of Six Young Men in the Wilds of Maine and Canada
Author: C. A. Stephens
Publisher: Estes and Lauriat
City: Boston
Year: 1881
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 239 pages
Width: 7" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth, with stamped silver and black lettering and ornamental designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages display light foxing. Profusely illustrated.

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Lot 5211

$20

Book Details: This collection of antique children's books on adventure and exploration roams all over the world, including Australia and the South Seas, Africa, and China. The earliest volume is "Dick Boldhero; or, A Tale of Adventures in South America," by the author of Peter Parley's Tales (1859). Bravery and heroism are conspicuously celebrated.

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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 5212

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on Pennsylvania history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Automobile Tourist: Motor Car Journeys from Philadelphia" (Ferris & Leach Publishers, 1905, professionally rebound) by Phebe Westcott Humphreys, and "A History of the Rise, Progress, and Present Condition of the Bethlehem Female Seminary. With a Catalogue of Its Pupils, 1785-1858" (J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1858, rebound) by William C. Reichel.

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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 5213

$80

Details: The assortment of Victorian postcards, chromolitho advertisements, trade, and greeting cards in this scrapbook is colorful and enticing. Many of the cards are decorated with silk fringe. There are well over 200 individual pieces in this collection.

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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. Most items have been glued on to loose scrapbook pages.


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Lot 5214

$25

Title: Hieroglyphic or Greek Method of Life Drawing
Author: Adolphe Armand Braun
Publisher: The Postal University
City: London
Year: 1923
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages plus 3 pages of advertisements
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed illustrated paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with fraying along edges of spine and wear at edges of boards. Binding is cracked between blank preliminary pages. Previous owner's name is written on front pastedown. Occasional smudging and/or light foxing can be seen on pages. Profusely illustrated work has small color plate pasted to half title page as well as a mounted original photograph on blank preliminary page. Numerous drawings and photographs of the (nude) female body appear throughout.

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Lot 5215

$120

Details: This large collection of vintage and antique photographs and photography-related ephemera originated largely in New York state, and contains pictures of World War I and WWII. Some negatives, cabinet cards, CDVs, and stereoscope cards are included.

Also part of this lot are four 5" x 7" glass negatives, three of which show railroad boxcars and a switching tower. Four vintage fountain pens complete the lot.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 5216

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Remarks Occasioned by Some Passages in Doctor Milner's Tour in Ireland by uncredited author - Dated 1808 by J. Shea - First EditionBound together with "An Inquiry into Certain Vulgar Opinions..."
- An Inquiry into Certain Vulgar Opinions Concerning the Catholic Inhabitants and the Antiquities of Ireland in a Series of Letters, from Thence, Addressed to a Protestant Gentleman in England by John Milner - Dated 1808 by Keating, Brown, and Co. - First EditionAntique leather volume is now preserved in primitive cloth recovering that secures detached boards. Antique armorial bookplate appears on front pastedown. Front flyleaf shows stain and foxing. Pages show occasional light foxing. Pencil marginalia, often just long vertical lines, appear throughout.


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Lot 5217

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the Japanese-language catalogue of family crests shown in the corresponding image(s). This book contains 341 pages with b&w reproductions of hundreds of images of oriental heraldry.

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Condition / Notes: String-bound volume is in original illustrated wrappers. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Preserved in slipcase that shows mild external wear.

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Lot 5218

$375

Title: The Artificial Clock-Maker: A Treatise of Watch & Clock-Work, Wherein the Art of Calculating Numbers for Most Sorts of Movements Is Explained, to the Capacity of the Unlearned. Also, the History of Watch and Clock-Work, both Antient and Modern. With Other Useful Matters Never before Published. The Second Edition Enlarged. To Which Is Added a Supplement, Containing, 1 The Anatomy of a Watch and Clock. 2. Monsieur Romer's Satellite-Instrument, with Observations concerning the Calculation of the Eclipses of Jupiter's Satelites, and To Find the Longitude by Them. 3. A Nice Way To Correct Pendulum Watches. 4. Mr. Flamsteed's Equation Tables. 5. To Find a Meridian-Line, for the Governing of Watches and Other Uses. 6. To Make a Telescope To Keep a Watch by the Fixed Stars
Author: William Derham - William Derham was an English clergyman and natural philosopher. He produced the earliest, reasonably accurate estimate of the speed of sound.

In 1696, he published his "Artificial Clockmaker," which went through several editions. The best known of his subsequent works are "Physico-Theology," published in 1713; "Astro-Theology," 1714; and "Christo-Theology," 1730. All three of these books are teleological arguments for the being and attributes of God, and were used by William Paley nearly a century later. However, these books also include quantities of original scientific observations. For example, "Physico-Theology" contains his recognition of natural variation within species and that he knew that Didelphis virginialis (the Virginia opossum) was the only marsupial in North America. Similarly, "Astro-Theology" includes several newly identified nebulae (this was the name used at the time for all extended astronomical objects: some of his nebulae are what we would now call star clusters). His 16-feet long telescope (also used when measuring the velocity of sound) was at the top of the tower of St Laurence's Church, where the necessary doors are still in place.

On 3 February 1703, Derham was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He was Boyle lecturer in 1711-1712. His last known work, entitled "A Defence of the Church's Right in Leasehold Estates," appeared as early as 1731. But besides the works published in his own name, Derham contributed a variety of papers to the "Transactions of the Royal Society," revised the "Miscellanea Curiosa," edited the correspondence, and wrote a biography, of John Ray and Eleazar Albin's "Natural History," and published some of the manuscripts of Robert Hooke, the natural philosopher. His meteorological observations Upminster (in the "Transactions of the Royal Society") are amongst the earliest series in England.

Publisher: James Knapton
City: London
Year: 1700
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 119 pages plus 28 pages of supplement and 2 pages of publisher's advertisments
Width: 4" Height: 6.6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Volume has been rebacked, with gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Spine is chipped at head and front edge. Covers also show wear and minor loss at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Book has new endpapers. Previous owner's name appears at top of title page, with small stain in mid-section. Final page of supplement shows marginalia. Age-toned pages are otherwise clean and without markings. This work contains textual illustrations, including a number of charts, and intact fold-out plates.

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Lot 5219

$30

Book Details: Much of this large assortment of vintage books approaches American history through the lens of biography, with volumes on the lives of such notable individuals as Alexander Hamilton, Ethan Allen, Thomas Gage, Benhamin Franklin, and both George Pattons. Carl Sandberg's two-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln is here; as are a number of books on remarkable women, such as Emily Dickinson (in Richard Sewall's authoritative two-volume study), M. Carey Thomas, and the Quaker Elizabeth Fry.

Military history is covered in books on the Spanish-American war, Shelby Foote's account of the Civil War, and a volume on a secret WWII mission to free survivors of the Bataan Death March.

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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 5220

$25

Title: A Short Account of the Life and Writings of Robert Barclay
Author: Robert Barclay - Robert Barclay was a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was also governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s, although he himself never resided in the colony.
Publisher: Benjamin Johnson
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1805
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 132 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered label to spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss at foot of spine and at corners. Binding is firm. Endpapers and blank pages at ends of volume display moisture markings. Pages are foxed and stained.

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Lot 5221

$30

Title: Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time; Being a Collection of Memoirs, Anecdote, and Incidents, and of the Earliest Settlements of the Inland Part of Pennsylvania, from the Days of the Founders. Intended To Preserve the Recollections of Olden Time, and To Exhibit Society in Its Changes of Manners and Customs, and the City and Country in Their Local Changes and Improvements
Author: John F. Watson
Publisher: Elijah Thomas
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spines. Books show external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and at outside corners of boards. Bindings are firm. Previous owner's name appears on blank preliminary page of first volume. Pages are clean and without markings. Volumes contains frontispieces and numerous plates.

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Lot 5222

$40

Title: The Lankavatara Sutra: A Mahayana Text
Author: Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons, Ltd
City: London
Year: 1932
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xlix/300 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: The Lankavatara Sutra is a sutra of Mahayana Buddhism. The sutra recounts a teaching primarily between the Buddha and a bodhisattva named Mahamati ("Great Wisdom"). The sutra is set in Lanka, the island fortress capital of Ravana, the king of raksasas. The title of this text roughly translates as, "Scripture of the Descent into Lanka."

The Lankavatara Sutra figured prominently in the development of Chinese, Tibetan and Japanese Buddhism. It is notably an important sutra in Chinese Chan and its Japanese version, Zen.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of the first English translation of this ancient Buddhist work.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped light blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear, with some darkening to spine. Binding is cracked between blank preliminary pages. Endpapers display light foxing. Previous owner's name appears at top of front flyleaf. (Light) Foxing is also visible on initial and final pages of text. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece.

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