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Lot 5260

$120

Book Details: Compilations of three different 19th century magazines comprise this lot. The three volumes of "The Atlantic" date from 1857-58 and 1892. Noted contributors include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louis Agassiz, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lydia Maria Child, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lafcadio Hearne, and the most popular poets of the day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, and Julia Ward Howe.

The three volumes of "The Century" contain editions from the years 1883, 1884, and 1887. Memorable contributors include Henry James, Charles W. Eliot, John Burroughs, Emma Lazarus, Christina Rossetti, Edmund Gosse, William Dean Howells, Joel Chandler Harris, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Julia Ward Howe, James Whitcomb Riley, Sidney Lanier, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Lucy Stone, Charles Dudley Warner, and Frances E. Willard. The 1887 collection also includes a special section on "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War," with articles written by Generals Joseph E. Johnston, W.S. Rosecrans, William Tecumseh Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Colonel John S. Mosby, and many others.

Issues of "Scribner's Monthly" date from the 1870s and 1880s, and 1905, containing articles written by Henry James, John Burroughs, John Muir, Edward Bellamy, Bret Harte, Emma Lazarus, Celia Thaxter, Sidney Lanier, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Mary Mapes Dodge, Capt. A.T. Mahan, and Charles Russell. The 1905 volume debuts the first fifteen chapters of "The House of Mirth," by Edith Wharton.

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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 5261

$20

Details: This edition of "Peterson's Ladies National Magazine" dates from September 1869, and features many fashion plates, advertisements, and patterns for sewing and other needle crafts. There are 476 pages.

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Condition / Notes: While the interiors of the pages are intact, the edges are tattered, and the binding is coming apart.

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Lot 5262

$35

Book Details: This group of decorative antique children's literature includes "Robinson Crusoe," generously illustrated by Walter Paget; a beautiful first editon of "Monarch the Big Bear," written and illustrated by Ernest Thompson Seton; and a children's edition of the medieval classic, "Froissart's Chronicles," edited by the poet Sidney Lanier.

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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. Note that some pages of "Little Smoke," by William O. Stoddard, is underlined in pen.


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Lot 5263

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Pennsylvania shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Riviniana: Records and Memoirs of the Rivinus Family. Collected on Both Sides of the Atlantic" (Privately Printed, 1945) with signed card by co-editor Edith Cecilia Florentina Rivinus, and "M. S.: The Story of a Life" (Press of Alfred J. Ferris, 1901) "edited by her sister Frances Sellers Garrett."

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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 5264

$60

Book Details: These vintage and antique books tell the more colorful -- if not lurid -- stories of American history, weighed heavily toward sensationalistic true crime tales. Included is "Alias Billy the Kid" (1955), "The Making of Buffalo Bill" (1928), "Knots Untied: Ways and By-Ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives" (1871), and "Witchcraft in Salem Village" (1892). One book has such a lengthy title it requires its own sentence: "Twice Outlawed: A Personal History of Ed and Lon Maxwell, Alias the Williams Brothers. A Record of Highway Robbery, Horse Stealing, Romance, and Murder, to Which is Added a Detailed and Graphic Account of the Arrest and Lynching of Edward Maxwell at Durance, Wisconsin, November 19, 1881." "Alias Billy the Kid," which investigates whether the outlaw might have survived into the 1950s as "Brushy Bill Roberts," is signed by its authors.

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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 5265

$15

Book Details: A history of any war inevitably becomes a testament to its horrors, and that is true of the books in this lot. Four of them document or explain World War I in forming the politics of Europe and the Balkans; the fifth describes Napoleon's disastrous Russian campaign during the War of 1812. One recounts the involvement of Harvard University and its alumni. Particularly vivid is "Gun Fodder: A Diary of Four Years of War," by Major A. Hamilton Gibbs of the Royal Army.

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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 5266

$60

Book Details: This collection of decorative antique children's books were written by the popular and prolific juvenile author G.A. Henty. Tales of adventure ("With Malay Pirates) abound, some of it historically based ("With Wolfe in Canada," "With "With Clive in India"). Many of the covers are eye-catching and enticing.

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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. Condition is variable.


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Lot 5267

$35

Title: With the Turks in Palestine
Author: Alexander Aaronsohn - Alexander Aaronsohn was an author and activist who wrote about the plight of people living in Palestine in his book "With the Turks in Palestine" (1916).

Aaronsohn was part of the influential Aaronsohn family who were major figures in the Zionist movement; his brother was Aaron Aaronsohn.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1916
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 84 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped orange lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear, with mild sunning to spine. Faint markings appear along edges of back cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Work is illustrated with photographic plates, including frontispiece portrait of Djemal Pasha..

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Lot 5268

$30

Title: Friends' Intelligencer
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Wm. W. Moore
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1853
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 832 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce compilation of issues of the Quaker periodical Friends' Intelligencer. This is volume X, containing numbers 1 to 52, from March 26, 1853 to March 18, 1854. Articles discuss such topics as abolitionism, the death penalty, philanthropy and Native Americans.

Antique volume shows extensive external wear, with loss of material and soiling to covers, and detaching, torn spine cover. Rear board and final two pages of text are also detaching. Large water markings appear at front and back of volume. Pages display faint markings and light foxing. Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 5269

$35

Title: Precedents for the Use of Justices of the Peace: Being a General Collection of Forms of Practice, Adapted to the Existing Laws of Pennsylvania. To Which Is Added a Plain, Practical System of Conveyancing, Sufficiently Copious To Enable a Person Accurately To Draw Any Instrument of Writing, Appertaining to the Business of a Coveyancer, without Having Recourse to Any Other Work
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: George Getz
City: Reading, Pennsylvania
Year: 1822
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/143 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: This legal reference work provides samples of affadavits, warrants, commitments, forms of bail and appeal. as well as various types of bonds, deeds, indentures, leases, letters of attorney, mortgages, petitions, recitals, releases, wills and numerous other legal forms and documents. This work contains a vocabulary of Latin law terms in general use in the early nineteenth century.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and loss of material at outside corners. Rear hinge is cracked. Rear flyleaf has been excised. Front endpaper displays pencil markings; final page, with table, has crayon scribbling. Previous owner's name appears at the top of front flyleaf. Age-toned pages are foxed.

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Lot 5270

$55

Title: Hit
Author: Mary E. Walker - Mary Edwards Walker was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.

Prior to the American Civil War she earned her medical degree, married and started a medical practice. The practice didn't do well and she volunteered with the Union Army at the outbreak of the American Civil War and served as a female surgeon. She was captured by Confederate forces after crossing enemy lines to treat wounded civilians and arrested as a spy. She was sent as a prisoner of war to Richmond, Virginia until released in a prisoner exchange.

After the war she was approved for the United States military's highest decoration for bravery, the Medal of Honor, for her efforts during the war. She is the only woman to receive the medal and one of only eight civilians to receive it. Her medal was later rescinded based on an Army determination and then restored in 1977. After the war she was a writer and lecturer supporting the women's suffrage movement until her death in 1919.


Publisher: The American News Company
City: New York
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 177 plus 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth over beveled boards, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Stamped black lettering appears on front cover, stamped ruling can be seen on front and rear cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and moisture markings to rear cover. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered light foxing. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of author has moisture markings.

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Lot 5271

$30

Title: Naval Prints from the Beverley R. Robinson Collection, Volume I, 1514-1791
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Sigrid Trumpy
Publisher: Beverley R. Robinson Collection, United States Naval Academy Museum
City: Annapolis
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 419 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

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Lot 5272

$90

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

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Lot 5273

$35

Title: Hinter Stacheldraht und Gitter: Erinnerungen aus der englischen Kriegsgefangenschaft
Author: Rudolf Rocker - Johann Rudolf Rocker was an anarcho-syndicalist writer and activist. A self-professed anarchist without adjectives, Rocker believed that anarchist schools of thought represented "only different methods of economy" and that the first objective for anarchists was "to secure the personal and social freedom of men."


Publisher: Verlag Der Syndikalist
City: Berlin
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 422 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this account of the author's experiences as a prisoner of war during the First World War. Inscription on half title page reads "Dem Genossen Steiner / in herzlicher Freundschaft / Rudolf Rocker / Berlin 25/4/25." This title is volume 3 of the series Memoiren und Biographien weltbekannter sozialistischer Personlichkeiten

Antique volume has been rebacked. Boards are covered with patterned paper. Gilt-lettered label appears on front cover. Rear and front boards show edgewear, with minor loss to outside corners. Hinges are reinforced. Pages are clean and without markings.

Text is in German.

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Lot 5274

$70

Title: American Masonick Record, and Albany Saturday Magazine: Being a Periodical Journal, Devoted to Masonry, Arts and Sciences, Biography, Sketches of Character, Manners and Customs, Popular Tales, Miscellany, Poetry, Literary and Political News, &c &c
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: E. B. Child
City: Albany
Year: 1828-1830
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 10.5" Height: 13.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These scarce 19th-century magazine compilations are volumes II and III of this upstate New York periodical, containing issues from February 2, 1828 to January 23, 1830.

Antique volumes are bound in marbled boards with leather backing and tips. Books show mild external wear and are tightly bound. Previous owner's stamp appears on blank preliminary pages. Pages display scattered, at times heavy, foxing. Texts are in triple columns.

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Lot 5276

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on naval architecture & ship modeling by Harold A. Underhill shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Deep-Water Sail" (Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., 1963) and "Masting and Rigging: The Clipper Ship & Ocean Carrier" (Brown, Son, and Ferguson, Ltd., 1965).

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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 5277

$25

Title: Poems
Author: William Cowper - William Cowper was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. He was a nephew of the poet Judith Madan.

While Cowper found refuge in a fervent evangelical Christianity, the inspiration behind his much-loved hymns, he often experienced doubt and feared that he was doomed to eternal damnation. His religious sentiment and association with John Newton (who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace") led to much of the poetry for which he is best remembered. His poem "Light Shining out of Darkness" gave the English language the idiom "God moves in a mysterious way / His wonders to perform."

Publisher: J. Johnson
City: London
Year: 1788
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce fourth edition of this collection of poetry by William Cowper.

Antique set is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine labels. Books show moderate external wear, with cracking along spine edges and very minor loss at outside corners. Bindings are sound. Endpapers display darkening to edges. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 5278

$20

Title: Parrots and Monkeys
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: R. Worthington
City: New York
Year: circa 1879
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/209 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Spine and front cover display elaborate ornamental designs, with four small color pastedowns depicting animals on front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owners' names appear on front flyleaf. Foxing occurs throughout. This work contains numerous in-text and full-page illustrations, as well as vignettes.

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Lot 5279

$25

Book Details: This collection of decorative antique children's literature includes a delightful picture book about Pocahontas by noted authors and illustrators Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, some inspirational biographies, and some adventure fiction.

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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 5280

$15

Book Details: Memoir is one way to approach history, and by this route three of the vintage books in this lot illuminate obscure corners of America. One 1978 book describes fire-fighting; one memoir recalls surviving the Armenian massacre of 1915, emigrating, and becoming a successful American citizen; and the third outlines the life of a gangster and ex-con who reformed and worked with kids in New York City street gang. Also included is a 1937 book, "The Story of the Constitution." All four book have been signed by their authors.

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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 5281

$150

Details: These vintage Halloween decorations are made of thin cardboard and crepe paper, and have retained their color well. There are seven complete figures -- a witch, a black cat, an owl, two skulls, a devil, and a happy face -- with crepe paper skirts. These may have been designed to stand at each place setting on a table. In addition, there are 43 heads without skirts, five loose skirts, and one small paper plate.

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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 5282

$35

Title: Godey's Lady's Book
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Louis A. Godey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Godey's was a most popular magazine for women, most appreciated for its fashion plates. Most issues include literary texts, articles on fashion and needlework, a song (words & music), poetry, literary notices, etc..
Condition / Notes: Antique compilation contains issues for the period January to December 1855. Volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has gilt-lettered panels. Book shows mild external wear. Pages display scattered foxing. Greater foxing appears at ends of volume and versos of plates. Illustrated with numerous hand-colored fashion plates, engraved plates, in-text illustrations, house plans, color dress patterns and musical scores.

Texts appear in double columns.

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Lot 5283

$70

Book Details: This collection of antique books contains five titles by Charles Darwin, and one booklet in appreciation of him. Darwin's books are vol. I of his "Life and Letters," "A Naturalist's Voyage 'Round the World," "English Worthies," "The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals," and "Animalsn and Plants Under Domestication," vols. I and II. The fifth volume is "Charles Darwin: Three Appreciations," by J.M Macfarlane (1909).

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Condition / Notes: These books are all in generally good, intact condition, with the usual age-related signs of wear.

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Lot 5284

$40

Title: Godey's Lady's Book
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Louis A. Godey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1850
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Godey's was a most popular magazine for women, most appreciated for its fashion plates. Most issues include literary texts, articles on fashion and needlework, a song (words & music), poetry, literary notices, etc..
Condition / Notes: Antique compilation contains issues for the period January to December 1850. Volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has gilt-lettered panels. Book shows external wear, with spine cover detaching at head of spine. Peeling to upper portion of spine cover, with visible loss of material to cover. Pages display scattered foxing. Greater foxing appears at ends of volume and versos of plates. Illustrated with numerous hand-colored fashion plates, engraved plates, in-text illustrations, house plans and musical scores.

Texts appear in double columns.

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Lot 5285

$20

Title: Faust: A Tragedy
Author: Johann Wolfgang Goethe - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, artist, and public figure. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles, prose and verse dramas, memoirs, an autobiography, literary and aesthetic criticism, treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour, and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, and over 10,000 letters written by him are extant, as are nearly 3,000 drawings.

A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Carl August in 1782 after first taking up residence there in November of 1775 following the success of his first novel, "The Sorrows of Young Werther." During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe served as a member of the Duke's privy council, sat on the war and highway commissions, oversaw the reopening of silver mines in nearby Ilmenau, and implemented a series of administrative reforms at the University of Jena. He also contributed to the planning of Weimar's botanical park and the rebuilding of its Ducal Palace, which in 1998 were together designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After returning from a tour of Italy in 1788, Goethe published his first major work of a scientific nature, "The Metamorphosis of Plants." In 1791 he was charged with managing the theatre at Weimar, and in 1794 he began a friendship with the dramatist, historian, and philosopher Friedrich Schiller, whose plays he premiered until Schiller's death in 1805. During this period Goethe published his second novel, "Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship," the verse epic "Hermann and Dorothea," and, in 1808, the first part of his most celebrated drama, "Faust." His conversations and various common undertakings throughout the 1790's with Schiller, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Johann Gottfried Herder, Alexander von Humboldt, Wilhelm von Humboldt, and August and Friedrich Schlegel have, in later years, been collectively termed Weimar Classicism.

Arthur Schopenhauer cited Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship as one of the four greatest novels ever written and Ralph Waldo Emerson selected Goethe, along with Plato, Napoleon, and William Shakespeare, as one of six "representative men" in his work of the same name. Goethe's comments and observations form the basis of several biographical works, most notably Johann Peter Eckermann's "Conversations with Goethe." There are frequent references to Goethe's various sayings and maxims throughout the course of Friedrich Nietzsche's work and there are numerous allusions to Goethe in the novels of Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann. Goethe's poems were set to music throughout the nineteenth century by a number of composers, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, and Gustav Mahler.
Translor: Bayard Taylor - Bayard Taylor was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author.
Publisher: Fields, Osgood, & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1871
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first American edition of this classic work of world literature signed by poet and translator Bayard Taylor. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "A. R. Macomongh (?), with the sincere regards / of his friend, / Bayard Taylor / Feb. 1871."


Antique set is bound in blind-stamped green cloth over beveled boards, with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books show external wear, with tears at ends of spine and dent to foot of spine of second volume. Second volume displays rubbing to spine and faint markings to rear cover. Binding is firm. Front hinge of second volume is cracked. Antique library plate appears on front flyleaves. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5286

$25

Title: Poems of the War
Author: George H. Boker - George Henry Boker was an American poet, playwright, and diplomat.

n 1848 his first volume of verse, "The Lessons of Life," and other Poems, was published.
Also, he met Bayard Taylor and Richard Henry Stoddard, who would be long-lasting friends. This group of young men supported and encouraged each other in the face of official journalistic criticism.
Launched in the literary life, Boker began to write assiduously. His first play, "Calaynos," went into two editions during 1848, and the following year was played by Samuel Phelps at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, May 10. This tragedy is notable for its depiction of the racial issues between the Spanish and the Moors.
This was soon followed by other plays. The next to be staged was a comedy, "The Betrothal" (1850). Two other tragedies from this time are "Anne Boleyn" (1850) and "Leonor de Guzman" (1853).
During this time, in correspondence with his friends, Boker was determining to himself the distinction between poetic and dramatic style. But Boker was not wholly wed to theatrical demands; he still approached the stage in the spirit of the poet who was torn between loyalty to poetic indirectness, and necessity for direct dialogue.
"Francesca da Rimini," (1853) is the play he is most well-remembered for. It is a verse tragedy based on the story of Paolo and Francesca from the fifth canto of Dante's Inferno. Boker published the original version, called the reading version, but used an acting version for the stage which had more directness and dramatic flow. This allowed for a compromise between the poet of the reading version and the demands of the theatre.
The American Civil War not only turned Boker's pen to the Union Cause, but changed him politically from a Democrat to a staunch Republican. In fact, his name is closely interwoven with the rehabilitation of the Republican party in Philadelphia. His volume "Poems of the War," was issued in 1864.
In the 1860s, the Union League Club was founded, with Boker as the leading spirit; through his efforts the war earnestness of the city was concentrated here; from 1863-71 he served as its secretary; from 1879-84 as its President. But Boker's thoughts were also concerned with poetry. In 1869, Boker issued "Konigsmark, The Legend of the Hounds and other Poems," and this ended his dramatic career until his return from abroad.
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1864
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 202 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external, with small tears at the head of spine. Binding is firm. Front endpaper displays small loss of material along bottom edge. Previous owner's inscription appears on blank preliminary page.Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 5287

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique Pennsylvania books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The History, Geography and Government of Chester and Delaware Counties" (Chester County Publishing Company, 1893) signed by author Joseph S. Walton, and Burton Alva Konkle's "Thomas Willing and the First American Financial System" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1937).

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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 5288

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on/by Quakers shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volumes 2 and 4 of "The Select Works of William Penn in Five Volumes" (James Phillips, 1782), "Life of Elizabeth Fry. Compiled from Her Journal" (Henry Longstreth, 1853), and the first volume of "The English Martyrology, Abriged from Fox" (Presbyterian Board of Publication, n.d.)

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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. It should be noted that some of the books in this collection have been expertly rebound.

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Lot 5289

$45

Title: The Rhododendron and "American Plants": A Treatise on the Culture, Propagation, and Species of the Rhododendron; with Cultural Notes upon Other Plants Which Thrive under Like Treatment, and Descriptions of Species and Varieties; with a Chapter upon Herbaceous Plants Requiring Similar Culture
Author: Edward Sprague Rand, Jr.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/188 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine and front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with markings at top margin of front cover and mild rubbing to covers. Binding is firm. Antique advertisement appears on front pastedown. Final pages of text and rear endpaper display foxing. Lightly age-toned pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 5290

$45

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 Peter Harvey's "Reminiscences and Anecdotes of Daniel Webster" (Little, Brown, and Company, 1877) and a two-volume edition of Carl Schurz's "Henry Clay" (Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1899).

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Lot 5291

$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 September 1st to 30th, 1914. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle the initial weeks of the First World War, with accounts of the German invasion of Belgium and France and the defense of East Prussia against a Russian invasion. This periodical has tipped-in weekly illustrated supplements with photos of the war, as it was seen by the Germans and articulating a perspective of that nation's war aims and national interests.

This volume contains a number of battle maps.


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 12.5" x 17.75", is bound in cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards. Ex-library book show significant external wear, with detaching front board and light soiling to covers. Text block is intact. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Pages may occasionally show closed tear or small amount of tape repair.

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Lot 5292

$45

Title: The Great Salt Lake Trail
Author: Henry Inman, William F. Cody - William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), in Le Claire but lived several years in Canada before his family moved to the Kansas Territory. Buffalo Bill received the Medal of Honor in 1872 for service to the US Army as a scout. One of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, Buffalo Bill became famous for the shows he organized with cowboy themes, which he toured in Great Britain and Europe as well as the United States.
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 529 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Spine and front cover are decorated with elaborate pictorial designs depicting Native American scenes. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is tight. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates, in-text drawings and a well-preserved fold-out map.

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Lot 5293

$25

Title: Platinotype: Its Preparation and Manipulation
Author: Lyonel Clark, W. de W. Abney
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited
City: London
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 174 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique library is bound in cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear. Faded call number can be seen in lower portion of spine. Binding is firm. Antique library book plates appear on front pastedown and verso of front cover. Original orange wrappers are bound in. Library stamps are visible on front cover and title page. Annotations also appear in upper margin of title page. Pages are clean and without markings. Book has a small number of charts and textual illustrations.

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Lot 5294

$25

Title: The North Pole: Its Discovery in 1909 under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club
Author: Robert E. Peary - Robert Edwin Peary, Sr. was an American explorer who claimed to have led the first expedition, on April 6, 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole. Peary's claim was widely credited for most of the 20th century, rather than the competing claim by Frederick Cook who said he got there a year earlier. Both claims were widely debated in newspapers until 1913; modern historians generally think Cook did not reach the pole, and there are grave doubts that Peary did, though he may have been as close as 5 miles (8 km). The first undisputed explorers to walk on the North Pole ice arrived decades later
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
City: New York
Year: 1910
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxii/373 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this arctic exploration narrative, with an introduction by Theodore Roosevelt and a foreword by Gilbert H. Grosvenor.

Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped white, red, blue and gray pictorial design depicting scene of arctic exploration appears on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with fraying at ends of spine and light soiling to covers. Rear hinge is cracked. A small amount of foxing is visible toward end of volume. Volume contains a tissue-guarded color frontispiece, additional color plates and photographic plates. Large fold-out color map of the Arctic appears at end of volume. Map is intact and has small tears at one edge.



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Lot 5295

$120

Title: A True Story of the Christiana Riot
Author: David R. Forbes
Publisher: The Sun Printing House
City: Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 154 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows light soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Light foxing is visible on a small number of pages. Volume contains full-page illustrations.

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Lot 5296

$35

Book Details: This generous collection of vintage and antique American history includes two books about Theodore Roosevelt and his friendships and correspondence with his cousin Anna Roosevelt Cowles and the writer Owen Wister. Also included are books charting the 100th anniversaries of the Hartford Insurance Co. (1910) and the Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore (1938); and a volume on "The Old Brick Churches of Maryland." Other books document the history of "The Swedes on the Delaware, 1638-1664," "John Norton & Sons, Merchants of Lond and Virginia," and "Wadsworth, or The Charter Oak" (i.e., of Connecticut).

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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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