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Lot 5223

$20

Title: Reaching for the Moon
Author: Buzz Aldrin - Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. is an American astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. On July 20, 1969, he set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong. He is also a retired United States Air Force pilot.
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
City: New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed fifth printing of the first edition of this work of children's literature. Author's signature appears at top of title page.

Volume is bound in color illustrated paper-covered boards in original matching dust jacket. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

Illustrated by Wendell Minor.

Three certificates of authenticity are laid in.



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Lot 5224

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Civil War books in decorative binding shown in the corresponding image(s). This series, entitled "A Youth's History of the Rebellion," by William M. Thayer was written specifically for young readers and published by John W. Lovell Company. Subtitles are as follows: "From the Bombardment of Fort Sumter to the Capture of Roanoke Island," "From the Capture of Roanoke Island to the Battle of Murfreesboro," "From the Battle of Murfreesboro to the Massacre at Fort Pillow" and "From the Massacre at Fort Pillow to the End."

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Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in brown cloth with elaborate gilt and black decorative designs. Books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 5225

$90

Title: Memoirs of an Unfortunate Young Nobleman, Return'd from a Thirteen Years Slavery in America, Where He Had Been Sent by the Wicked Contrivances of His Cruel Uncle. A Story Founded on Truth, and Address'd Equally to the Head and Heart
Author: James Annesley
Publisher: J. Freeman
City: London
Year: 1743
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 277 pages plus 7 pages of advertisements
Width: 4" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: A rare novel based on the story of James Annesley, claimant to the earldom of Anglesey, who had been sent by his uncle to America to be sold as a slave.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners. Gilt-lettered label and raised bands can be seen on spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and very minor loss of material at corners. Binding is firm. Antique armorial bookplate appears on front pastedown. Previous owner's signature and date of 1844 can be seen on front flyleaf. Lengthy summary written in pencil is visible on the same. Age-toned pages show foxing throughout.

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Lot 5226

$40

Book Details: As Herman Melville wrote, "... I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." And he wasn't alone: these five charming, decorative antique books prove that even when travel was difficult, the desire burned. Titles include "A Journey Around the World...With Glimpses of Life in Far-Off Lands As Seen Through a Woman's Eyes," "From Wall Street to Cashmere," "From Cairo to the Cataracts," and "Views A-Foot" (an account of a walking trip through Europe). Closer to home is "Among the Isles of Shoals," by poet and short story writer Celia Thaxter, who lived on those picturesque islands off the coasts of New Hampshire and Maine. The book on circumnavigation includes a large, colorful, fold-out map.

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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 5227

$60

Title: The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe: Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28, 1999
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Christie's
City: New York
Year: 1999
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 415 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped facsimile signature and publisher's name to front cover. Book is in excellent condition.

Illustrated dust jacket shows light shelfwear.

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Lot 5228

$15

Book Details: This collection of author-signed vintage and contemporary poetry and fiction includes a novel by Theodore H. White, a journalist whose books on the presidential elections of 1960 and 1964 are still regarded as seminal. Other writers in this lot are Michael Erlanger, Kathryn Morgan Ryan, Violet Weingarten, Nancy Cardozo, Robert Anderson, and Ruth Krauss.

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 5229

$275

Title: Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas
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: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1847
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/321 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This is Melville's second book, the (somewhat) fictionalized account of the mutiny on the Julia and his adventures as a beachcomber in Tahiti. "Omoo" - the Polynesian word for one who roves or wanders - together with the slightly earlier "Typee" (1846) were the first explicit and accurate accounts of Polynesian life to be written (Hill).
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work by Herman Melville in antique decorative binding. This is a state A printing with signature mark "P" clearly printed in the bottom margin of page 209.

Volume is bound in quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners. Spine has gilt-lettered label and raised bands. Book shows mild external wear, with minor chipping to spine and minor loss to lower outside corners of boards. Binding is tight, with marbled endpapers. Unmarked pages show scattered light foxing. Work is illustrated with a frontispiece map of the South Seas and one in-text illustration on page 78.

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Lot 5230

$20

Title: Chinese Lyrics from the Book of Jade
Author: Judith Gautier
Translor: James Whitall
Publisher: B. W. Huebsch
City: New York
Year: 1918
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 53 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of this collection of poetry, signed by translator James Whitall. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For / (illegible names) / with love from / Jim Whitall / April 1919."


Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering and printed title label on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to edges of boards. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket displays light soiling and small tears at edges.

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Lot 5231

$35

Title: Paris: Photographs by Mario V. Bucovich
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with staining visible on spine and covers. Boards are slightly warped. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos of Parisian landmarks and views of everyday life in the French capital. Captions in French, German, English and Spanish. This work contains double-page map of the city. Tattered dust jacket has been folded and laid in.

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Lot 5232

$10

Book Details: The history of education is addressed in this vintage and antique lot, both in overview and in the very particular. Broad outlines, both of education in general and in the British Isles in particular, are given in volumes from 1897 and 1898. A 1948 book recounts the "Evolution of Algebra as a Secondary School Subject," and "A History of Georgia College" (1979) is signed by its authors. The 1931 Columbia University Alumni Register is included, as is the 1927 Newton, MA high school yearbook.

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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 5233

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique U.S. government reports on commerce and navigation shown in the corresponding image(s). These books contain a wealth of information on foreign and domestic imports in the years prior to the American Civil War.


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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 5234

$25

Book Details: The history of commercial fishing is documented in this collection of vintage books. American fisheries out of Boston and Gloucester are documented, as are European fleets from France, Scotland, the north of England, and Tasmania.

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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 5235

$25

Title: Iowa As It Is in 1856; a Gazetter for Citizens, and a Hand-Book for Immigrants, Embracing a Full Description of the State of Iowa: Her Agricultural, Mineralogical, and Geological Character; Her Water Courses, Timber Lands, Soil and Climate; the Various Railroad Lines Being Built and Those Projected, with the Distances of Each; the Number and Condition of Churches and Schools in Each County; Population and Business Statistics of the Most Important Cities and Towns. Information for the Immigrant respecting the Selection, Entry, and Cultivation of Prairie Soil; a List of Unentered Lands in the State, &c
Author: N. Howe Parker
Publisher: Keen and Lee
City: Chicago
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 264 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with tears at head of spine and fraying at foot. Covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Rear endpaper has pencil markings. Pages are foxed. Frontispiece and title page have faint water staining to lower margin. Illustrated with plates.

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Lot 5236

$35

Details: This antique bank note was issued by the Second Municipality Branch of the Louisiana State Bank. It is dated Feb. 18, 1857, in the amount of $401.70, and is No. 3181. It is payable to Isaac Bird and addressed to the Cashier of the Union Bank of New York. This bill is also printed in blue on one side, and measures 7-3/8" x 3-/14". This note was printed by Rawdon, Wright, Hatch, & Edson of New Orleans.

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Condition / Notes: The Louisiana bank note is in very good condition.

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Lot 5237

$10

Book Details: Two volumes in this collection of antique and vintage poetry stand out. First is "A Feast of Lanterns," a charming 1916 compilation of traditional Chinese verse, then new and unfamiliar to the American audience. Second is a curiously intriguing anthology of poems, prose, anecdotes, quotations, and notes about bells. Naturally, it begins with Edgar Allen Poe's memorable poem, and goes on from there. This collection is signed by its author, Mary J. Taber, and a booklet containing a children's story she wrote is included.

Several of the remaining books contains devotional poetry. Who knew that "Michigan Methodist Poets" could fill a 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.


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Lot 5238

$80

Title: A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia
Author: Fred Burnaby - Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby was an English traveller and soldier.

He was born in Bedford, the son of the Rev. Gustavus Andrew Burnaby of Somerby Hall, Leicestershire, and canon of Middleham in Yorkshire († 15 July 1872), by Harriet, sister of Henry Villebois of Marham House, Norfolk († 1883). His sister Mary married John Manners-Sutton. He was educated at Bedford School, Harrow, Oswestry School (where he was a contemporary with William Archibald Spooner), and in Germany. He entered the Royal Horse Guards in 1859. Finding no chance for active service, his spirit of adventure sought outlets in balloon-ascents and in travels through Spain and Russia. In the summer of 1874 he accompanied the Carlist forces as correspondent of The Times, but before the end of the war he was transferred to Africa to report on Gordon's expedition to the Sudan. This took Burnaby as far as Khartoum. Returning to England in March 1875, he matured his plans for a journey on horseback to the Khanate of Khiva through Russian Asia, which had just been closed to travellers. His accomplishment of this task, in the winter of 1875-1876, described in his book "A Ride to Khiva," brought him immediate fame. His next leave of absence was spent in another adventurous journey on horseback, through Asia Minor, from Scutari to Erzerum, with the object of observing the Russian frontier, an account of which he afterwards published. In the Russo-Turkish War of 1877, Burnaby (who soon afterwards became lieutenant-colonel) acted as travelling agent to the Stafford House (Red Cross) Committee, but had to return to England before the campaign was over.

In 1879 he married Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed, who had inherited her father's lands at Greystones, Ireland. The previously-named Hawkins-Whitshed estate at Greystones is known as The Burnaby to this day. At this point began his active interest in politics, and in 1880 he unsuccessfully contested Birmingham in the Tory-Democrat interest. In 1882 he crossed the English Channel in a hot air balloon. Having been disappointed in his hope of seeing active service in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882, he participated in the Suakin campaign of 1884 without official leave, and was wounded at El Teb when acting as an intelligence officer under General Valentine Baker. This did not deter him from a similar course when a fresh expedition started up the Nile. He was given a post by Lord Wolseley, and met his death in the hand-to-hand fighting of the Battle of Abu Klea. Henry Newbolt's poem "Vitaï Lampada" is often quoted as referring to Burnaby's death at Abu Klea; "The Gatling's jammed and the Colonel's dead...", although it was a Gardner machine gun which jammed.
Publisher: Cassell Petter & Galpin
City: London
Year: 1877
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 487 pages plus 12 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and black decorative designs to spine and front cover. Stamped gilt pictorial design in upper half of front cover depicts Asian fort. Books shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Verso of intact color fold-out frontispiece map displays light foxing. Two intact folding maps are present in pocket at rear of volume.

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Lot 5239

$60

Book Details: These antique children's books are, by today's standards, amusing for their heavy-handed, didactic moralism, and their earnest attempts to inspire children to emulate Great Men. Most books have a charming frontispiece. The biography of Franklin features delightful hand-painted plates. A miniature book (2.25" x 3") is a biography of George Washington.

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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 5240

$20

Book Details: The theme of this collection of decorative antique literature is travel, exploration, and adventure, so it includes classic writers and titles such as Herman Melville's "Typee," Rudyard Kipling's "Abaft the Funnel," Joseph Conrad's "Under Western Eyes, Mark Twain's "Roughing It," and a copy of Harper's Monthly from 1853 with an account of a journey to the Holy Land.

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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. Please note that Harper's magazine lacks covers.


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Lot 5241

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Seven Months' Run, up, and down, and around the World" (D. Appleton & Company, 1872) by James Brooks, and "John Manjiro: The Castaway, His Life and Adventures" (The Anglo-Japanese Cultural Corp. Ltd., n.d., softcover in illustrated wrappers (stained)) by M. Ibuse (translated by H. Kaneko).

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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 5242

$40

Book Details: This generous assortment of vintage and antique collectible literature includes many classics. Books by Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, and John Milton appear in limited editions in slip-cases; works by Turgenev, Hawthorne, and Flaubert are in a matched set. Other authors included are the classic French playwrights Corneille, Racine, and Moliere; as well as Goethe, D.H. Lawrence, Kipling, Thomas Wolfe, and Isak Dinesen. More recent authors include William Saroyan, Booth Tarkington, and James Jones.

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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 5243

$35

Title: The Holy Bible. Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised with Marginal Notes and References. To Which Are Added, an Index: an Alphabetical Table of All the Names in the Old and New Testaments, with Their Significations; Brown's Concordance: and, What Has Never Before Been Added, an Account of the Lives and Martyrdome of the Apostles and Evangelists
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: J. Holbrook
City: Brattleborough
Year: 1817
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 919 pages plus index, tables and 56 pages of concordance
Width: 9.25" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce fourth edition of this work, with genealogical information from the 18th and 19th century pertaining to the Williams family of Carteret County, North Carolina.

Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands. Book shows external wear, with cracking along spine edges and rubbing to covers. Loss of material can be seen along edges and at corners of boards. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's annotation appears on front pastedown. Pages display foxing. Text is in double columns.

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Lot 5244

$120

Details: Two items of antique Quaker history comprise this lot. The first is a pamphlet, dated 1798,the transcription of a letter from Elizabeth Webb, an American Quaker minister. It was addressed to Anthony William Boehm, a German who was chaplain to the Prince of Denmark and "...the comfort of Ann, queen of England."

The second item is a 112 page, hand-written notebook which "...is the substance of a treatise written by that eminent and experienced servant of the Lord, Samuel Baconas." Filled with small, elegant, legible writing in sepia ink, the notebook was made by John S. Kote (?). No date is given but it appears to be circa late 1700s - early 1800s.

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Condition / Notes: Both items are in remarkably good condition for their age. Note that the cover of the printed tract is worn, and corners and edges on both pieces show normal wear.

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Lot 5245

$120

Book Details: Two of the titles in this lot belong to the series "Anatomy of the Ship" published by the Naval Institute Press. "The Colonial Merchantman 'Susan Constant', 1605" by Brian Lavery; and "The Frigate 'Diana,'" by David White. Also included are two copies of "The Illustrated Guide for Modeling the Royal Yacht 'Fubbs,' 1724," by William J. Romero.

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Condition / Notes: These books are new and unused, and are in excellent condition. The Fubbs books are still in their shrink-wrap.

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Lot 5246

$45

Title: Second Annual Report of the Governor of Porto Rico, Covering the Period from May 1, 1901, to July 1, 1902
Author: William H. Hunt
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1902
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 351 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Volume is largely made up of appendix with a number of tables containing a wealth of rare early statistical information on the island ceded to the United States by Spain as a result of the Spanish-American War of 1898.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped mauve cloth. Book shows significant external wear, with discoloration to spine and most of front cover. Covers are soiled. Three small wormholes can be seen in front gutter. Small gilt-lettered leather strip with previous owner's name has been affixed to lower portion of front cover. Binding is firm. Previous owner's stamp appears on front pastedown. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with a color frontispiece depicting the arms of Puerto Rico and numerous photographic plates

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Lot 5247

$25

Book Details: This collection of antique Department of Agriculture reports contain numerous, beautifully accurate and detailed color plates and black & white photographs of food crops, animals, and farm equipment and technology, including depictions of disease and pathology specimens. When these volumes were published (1883, 1888, 1898, 1899, 1903), a separate Bureau of Animal Industry was part of the Department, and two of these books are dedicated to facts pertinent to raising cattle, pigs, and other farm animals.

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

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Lot 5248

$50

Book Details: Nine volumes of "Harper's Magazine" collections from the 1870s and 1880s comprise this lot. The years covered are 1870-3, 1876-7, 1882, 1886.

The 1872 volume includes pieces by Richard Henry Dana, Anthony Trollope, and Wilkie Collins. Thomas Hardy's "The Return of the Native" is serialized in the 1877-8 volume, which also contains a poem by Christina Rossetti. Henry James criticizes the paintings of John Singer Sargent in the 1887 book, and the 1886 collection features a lengthy and thorough review of "The United States Navy in Transition" by Admiral Edward Simpson.

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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 5249

$55

Title: The Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes
Author: Washington Irving - Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." in 1819. He continued to publish regularly-and almost always successfully-throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Francis Jeffrey, and Charles Dickens. As America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession, and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1881
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Stamped black decorative designs can be seen on spines and front covers. Volumes show light shelfwear. Bindings are tight. Rear endpaper in volume 9 is torn along hinge. Books have antique armorial bookplates appear on front pastedown. Previous owner's inscription is visible on blank preliminary page. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plates.

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Lot 5250

$175

Title: An Account of the European Settlements in America in Six Parts
Author: Edmund Burke - Edmund Burke PC was an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great Britain as a member of the Whig party.
He is mainly remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries, and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. The latter led to his becoming the leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro-French Revolution "New Whigs," led by Charles James Fox.
Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals in the 19th century. Since the 20th century, he has generally been viewed as the philosophical founder of modern conservatism, as well as a representative of classical liberalism.
Publisher: J. Dodsley
City: London
Year: 1777
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce sixth edition, "with improvements."

Antique leather set has gilt-lettered spine labels. Front boards are detached. Books show external wear, with chipping to spines. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedowns. Fold-out maps at front of volumes are intact. Pages display scattered light foxing that appears more concentrated at ends of volumes.

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Lot 5251

$55

Details: The material in this rich lot of estate ephemera all relates to natural history in some way. There are prints of animals and plants, real pressed flowers,. hand-colored lithographs, and farming and agricultural publications. Prize-winning horses and cows appear in one set of plates; and a thick packet of postcards (more than 50) features zoo and other animals, particularly equines of all varieties. These include a series of English fox hunting cards, and some real photo postcards (RPPCs). Colorful Victorian chromolithographs show exotic jungle animals, and spare, scientific prints illustrate botanical specimens.

One interesting item does not concern natural history: it is a postcard from Japan, from a student wishing her English teacher a happy New Year, 1910.

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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 5252

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of sixteen volumes of bound compilations of "The Golden Book" magazine spanning the years 1927 through 1935. This middlebrow magazine charted a steady course between the more sensational pulps and serious literary magazines, entertaining readers with both classic fiction from Dickens, Conrad, Wilkie Collins, etc., as well as noted contemporary writers, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Aldous Huxley.

Eleven of the volumes are 6.5" x 9", black & white collections, but five of them are larger, 9" x 11.5" books with colorful illustrations and advertisements, many of which are for railroads and other travel opportunities.

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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 5253

$130

Title: Karl Marx' 'Capital' in Lithographs
Author: Hugo Gellert - Hugo Gellert was a Hungarian-American illustrator and muralist. A committed radical, much of Gellert's work is agitational in nature and distinctive in style, considered by some art critics as among the best political work of the first half of the 20th Century, Karl Marx - Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His ideas played a significant role in the establishment of the social sciences and the development of the socialist movement. He is also considered one of the greatest economists in history. He published numerous books during his lifetime, the most notable being "The Communist Manifesto" (1848) and "Capital" (1867-1894). He worked closely with his friend and fellow revolutionary socialist, Friedrich Engels.
Born into a wealthy middle-class family in Trier in the Prussian Rhineland, Marx studied at the University of Bonn and the University of Berlin, where he became interested in the philosophical ideas of the Young Hegelians. In 1836 he became engaged to Jenny von Westphalen, whom he married in 1843. After his studies, he wrote for a radical newspaper in Cologne, and began to work out his theory of dialectical materialism. After moving to Paris in 1843, he began writing for other radical newspapers. He met Engels in Paris, and the two men worked together on a series of books. Exiled to Brussels, he became a leading figure of the Communist League, before moving back to Cologne and founding his own newspaper. In 1849 he was exiled again and moved to London together with his wife and children. In London, where the family was reduced to poverty, Marx continued writing and formulating his theories about the nature of society and how he believed it could be improved, and also campaigned for socialism-he became a significant figure in the International Workingmen's Association.
Marx's theories about society, economics and politics-collectively known as Marxism-hold that all societies progress through the dialectic of class struggle: a conflict between an ownership class which controls production and a lower class which produces the labor for goods. Heavily critical of the current socio-economic form of society, capitalism, he called it the "dictatorship of the bourgeoisie," believing it to be run by the wealthy classes purely for their own benefit; and he predicted that, like previous socioeconomic systems, capitalism would inevitably produce internal tensions which would lead to its self-destruction and replacement by a new system: socialism. He argued that under socialism society would be governed by the working class in what he called the "dictatorship of the proletariat", the "workers' state" or "workers' democracy". He believed that socialism would, in its turn, eventually be replaced by a stateless, classless society called communism. Along with believing in the inevitability of socialism and communism, Marx actively fought for the former's implementation, arguing that social theorists and underprivileged people alike should carry out organised revolutionary action to topple capitalism and bring about socio-economic change.
Revolutionary socialist governments espousing Marxist concepts took power in a variety of countries in the 20th century, leading to the formation of such socialist states as the Soviet Union in 1922 and the People's Republic of China in 1949. Many labor unions and workers' parties worldwide were also influenced by Marxist ideas, while various theoretical variants, such as Leninism, Stalinism, Trotskyism, and Maoism, were developed from them. Marx is typically cited, with Émile Durkheim and Max Weber, as one of the three principal architects of modern social science. Marx has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history.
Publisher: Ray Long & Richard R. Smith, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1934
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 60 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in burlap with black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has illustrated endpapers. A small number of pages display light foxing. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Work contains 60 full-page illustrations by Gellert.

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Lot 5254

$35

Book Details: This collection of books on books and literary history has a powerful concentration of recent biographies and biographical material on writers. The impressive list includes Graham Greene, H.G. Wells, Will Rogers, Enid Bagnold, Christina Rossetti, August Strindberg, T.S. Eliot, Joseph Conrad, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Benjamin Disraeli, Rudyard Kipling, Jonathan Swift, Edgar Allen Poe, Elizabeth Bishop, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann, Tennessee Williams, Rachel Carson, James Agee, Walt Whitman, Daphne du Maurier, and Michael Holroyd. Two books examine literary marriages, between the Tolstoys and the Twains; and a couple of books examine the culture of the New Yorker magazine and the New York Times.

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


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Lot 5255

$45

Title: The Illustrated Carpenter and Builder
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: John Dicks
City: London
Year: 1879
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 9.25" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce lavishly-illustrated antique magazine compilation, containing issues from March 7, 1879 to December 26, 1879.

Antique volume is bound in leather-backed marbled boards. Spine cover lacks uppermost fifth, with remaining portions torn and detaching from edges. Mildly rubbed boards are detaching. Text block is intact. Pages display very occasional spotting. Work contains full-page and in-text illustrations as well as illustrated advertisements. Texts appear in triple columns.

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Lot 5256

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Report of the Secretary of the Treasury on the Commerce and Navigation of the United States, for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1863 by uncredited author - Dated 1865 by Government Printing Office - First EditionAntique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine. Paper label with call number appears at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Endpapers display light soiling. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Call number is written in pencil on copyright page. No other library markings are visible. Pages are clean and bright. Work consists of statistical tables.
- Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, Transmitting a Report from the Register of the Treasury, of the Commerce and Navigation of the United States for the Year Ending June 30, 1861 by S. P. Chase - Dated 1862 by Government Printing Office - First EditionAntique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine. Paper label with call number appears at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Endpapers display light soiling. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Call number is written in pencil on copyright page. No other library markings are visible. Pages are clean and bright. Work consists of statistical tables.


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Lot 5257

$130

Title: Bill, the Conqueror: His Invasion of England in the Springtime
Author: P. G. Wodehouse - Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, was an English humorist, whose body of work includes novels, short stories, plays, poems, song lyrics, and numerous pieces of journalism. He enjoyed enormous popular success during a career that lasted more than seventy years and his many writings continue to be widely read. Despite the political and social upheavals that occurred during his life, much of which was spent in France and the United States, Wodehouse's main canvas remained that of pre-war English upper-class society, reflecting his birth, education, and youthful writing career.


Publisher: George H. Doran Company
City: New York
Year: 1924
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 323 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in orange cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition.

Intact dust jacket shows clipped top edge of spine and minor (closed) tears at edges.

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Lot 5258

$35

Title: Essays and Letters on the World, or the Modern Observator, on Various Subjects. By a Citizen of Chester County
Author: John Creswell
Publisher: Self-published
City: Unknown
Year: 1826
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 152 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is volume 1 of this work.

Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with leather backstrip. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and staining to covers. Upper portion of spine cover displays two small holes. Binding is firm. Foxed interior has occasional marginal staining.

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Lot 5259

$15

Title: Wissahickon and Other Poems
Author: Henry Jones
Publisher: Alfred J. Ferris
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1898
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/232 pages with one page of corrections
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with faint water staining to front cover and rubbing to spine and rear cover. Binding is firm. Previous owner's inscription appears on blank preliminary page. Gilt-lettered pages are clean and without markings.Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates.

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