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Lot 1001

$275

Title: The Old Man and the Sea
Author: Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 140 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This is a scarce first edition of this work, with a first-issue dust jacket bearing the original price of $3.00 on the front flap and the olive-tinted variant of the Hemingway photograph on the back cover.

From Wikipedia:

"The Old Man and the Sea" is a short novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Bimini, Bahamas, and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction by Hemingway that was published during his lifetime. One of his most famous works, it tells the story of Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Florida. In 1953, "The Old Man and the Sea" was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and it was cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to their awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is solidly bound in the publisher's blue cloth. There is notable toning and wear to the exterior, with the silver lettering mostly faded from the spine. The pages show mild toning and very occasional small marginal spots.

The original dust jacket shows light to moderate toning, foxing, and edge wear/loss. The front flap is unclipped, with the original price of $3.00 present. The jacket is preserved in paper-backed mylar.
Lot 1002

$80

Title: Memoires de l'Estat de France, sous Charles Neusiesme
Author: Simon Goulart - Simon Goulart (20 October 1543 – 3 February 1628) was a French Reformed theologian, humanist and poet [courtesy Wikipedia].
Publisher: Henrich Wolf
City: Meidelbourg
Year: 1578
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: 475 leaves plus index
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This is the stated second edition of this first volume of French history and theology, decoratively bound in leather with engraved headpieces, tailpieces, and initials.
Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather volume has cracked hinges and raised bands on the spine, with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation. There is light to moderate external age/wear. The pages show light to moderate toning and occasional moisture marking.
Lot 1003

$140

Title: New York in the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1865
Author: Frederick Phisterer - Frederick Phisterer (October 11, 1836 – July 13, 1909) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Phisterer received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Phisterer's medal was won for actions at the Battle of Stones River at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, now marked by the Stones River National Battlefield. He was honored with the award on December 12, 1894.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1912
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: This set is complete in six volumes (five volumes and an index volume), bound in pebbled blue cloth with gilt lettering and ruling to the spines. This is the Third Edition of this work. The volume are illustrated with color frontispieces and color plates.
Condition / Notes: This antique set displays minor external wear, with small spots of soiling and light rubbing to edges and extremities. Bindings are generally, sound, and interiors generally clean and bright, with very occasional spots of smudging or soiling.
Lot 1004

$110

Title: Atlas of Oneida County New York from Actual Surveys and Official Records
Author: uncredited author
Editor: D. G. Beers & Co.
Publisher: D.G. Beers, W. C. Kewen, W. Upton
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 139 pages
Width: 13.75" Height: 16.75"
Book Details: This large atlas of Oneida Country contains approximately fifty color maps, including a large separated folding map.
Condition / Notes: This antique atlas is firmly bound in pebbled cloth covers with stamped gilt and blind lettering/ornamentation. There is moderate external age/wear concentrated at the edges. The pages show light to moderate toning and foxing. The maps are vividly colored.
Lot 1005

$200

Title: Manual of Bayonet Exercise: Prepared for the Use of the Army of the United States
Author: George McClellan - George Brinton McClellan was a major general during the American Civil War and the Democratic presidential nominee in 1864, who later served as Governor of New Jersey. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. Early in the war, McClellan played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. Although McClellan was meticulous in his planning and preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment. He chronically overestimated the strength of enemy units and was reluctant to apply principles of mass, frequently leaving large portions of his army unengaged at decisive points.

McClellan's Peninsula Campaign in 1862 ended in failure, with retreats away from attacks by General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and an unfulfilled plan to seize the Confederate capital of Richmond. His performance at the bloody Battle of Antietam blunted Lee's invasion of Maryland, but allowed Lee to eke out a precarious tactical draw and avoid destruction, despite being outnumbered. As a result, McClellan's leadership skills during battles were questioned by President Abraham Lincoln, who eventually removed him from command, first as general-in-chief, then from the Army of the Potomac. Lincoln offered this famous evaluation of McClellan: "If he can't fight himself, he excels in making others ready to fight." Indeed, McClellan was the most popular of that army's commanders with its soldiers, who felt that he had their morale and well-being as paramount concerns.

General McClellan also failed to maintain the trust of Lincoln, and proved to be frustratingly derisive of, and insubordinate to, his commander-in-chief. After he was relieved of command, McClellan was the unsuccessful Democratic Party nominee opposing Lincoln in the 1864 presidential election. The effectiveness of his campaign was damaged when he repudiated his party's anti-war platform, which promised to end the war and negotiate with the Confederacy. He served as the 24th Governor of New Jersey from 1878 to 1881. He eventually became a writer, defending his actions during the Peninsula Campaign and the Civil War.

The majority of modern authorities have assessed McClellan as a poor battlefield general. However, a small faction of historians maintain that he was a highly capable commander, whose reputation suffered unfairly at the hands of pro-Lincoln partisans who needed a scapegoat for the Union's setbacks. His legacy therefore defies easy categorization. After the war, Ulysses S. Grant was asked to evaluate McClellan as a general. He replied, "McClellan is to me one of the mysteries of the war." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1852
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 106 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: From the preface:
The Bayonet Exercise presented in the following pages, is chiefly form the French of M. Gomard, an eminent French teacher of the art of fencing.

After an examination of the systems of Selmnitz, Pinette, Muller, &c., the superiority of Gomard's was very evident. It is, in its arrangement, very analogous to the Infantry Tactics, and of such a nature that it can readily be taught by the non-commissioned officers."

This volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with gilt lettering and ruling to the spine. Following the text of the volume is a large section of plates, depicting the various movements in bayonet exercises.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume displays external wear, with slight fading to the cloth, rubbing, and minor bumping to the spine extremities. The text block is cracking between the text and plate sections. The interior displays scattered foxing, appearing more heavily at the front of the volume and on the plates than in the text section.
Lot 1006

$130

Title: The World of Sex
Author: Henry Miller - Henry Valentine Miller was an American writer and painter. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are "Tropic of Cancer" (1934), "Black Spring" (1936), and "Tropic of Capricorn" (1939). He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis.
Publisher: Printed by J. H. N. for Friends of Henry Miller
City: New York
Year: c. 1946
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 88 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This scarce author-inscribed limited edition is one of 1000 copies printed, according to a note on one of the preliminary pages. The volume is inscribed "For Loraine--as a slight token of friendship and remembrance. Henry Miller, (illegible)/16/56." The volume is bound in dark blue unlettered cloth, with title page printed in green and black and an ornamental headpiece present at the start of the text.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume displays minor shelfwear to the exterior. The binding is sound. The endpapers display rippling, and the interior is largely clean and bright, with a few faint smudges to pages.
Lot 1007

$275

Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
Author: Ulysses S. Grant - Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877) following his highly successful role as a war general in the second half of the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; having effectively ended the war and secession with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. As president he led the Radical Republicans in their effort to eliminate all vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery. Upset over uncontrolled violence in the South, President Grant effectively destroyed the Ku Klux Klan in 1871 (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set is bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering and pictorial designs to the covers and spines. Each volume is adorned with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Grant, and the volumes are well-illustrated with additional tissue-guarded plates, maps, and folding facsimile letters written by Grant.
Condition / Notes: These volumes display mild external wear, with light rubbing to the covers and spine extremities. The text block of the first volume displays signs of internal wear, with the pages remaining secure. The interiors are clean and bright. Some folding plates may show edge tears.
Lot 1008

$55

Title: Bristol Past and Present
Author: J. F. Nicholls, John Taylor
Publisher: Published by J. W. Arrowsmith
City: Bristol
Year: 1881-1882
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This decoratively-bound three-volume set contains tissue-guarded frontispieces and textual figures depicting Bristol.
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes are bound in the publisher's green cloth with stamped gilt and black lettering/illustration. The second and third volumes have cracked front hinges. The exteriors show light age/wear. The pages show light toning and occasional very mild marginal spots.
Lot 1009

$175

Title: Berkeley Breathed's Outland: The Complete Library. Sunday Comics 1989-1995
Author: Berkeley Breathed - Guy Berkeley "Berke" Breathed (born June 21, 1957) is an American cartoonist, children's book author/illustrator, director and screenwriter, best known for Bloom County, a 1980s cartoon-comic strip and more recent Internet cartoons that reflect sociopolitical issues as understood by fanciful characters (e.g., Bill the Cat and Opus the Penguin) and through humorous analogies. Bloom County earned Breathed the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1987 [courtesy Wikipedia].
Publisher: IDW Publishing
City: San Diego
Year: 2012
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 299 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: This is a scarce author-signed limited "Remarqued Edition" of this volume (numbered 73 of 100), including an original marker illustration of Opus the Penguin by Breathed.

From Wikipedia:
Outland is a comic strip written and illustrated by Berkeley Breathed from 1989 until 1995. It was a Sunday-only spin-off of Breathed's strip Bloom County, featuring many of the same characters.
Condition / Notes: This collectible author-signed limited edition is well-preserved, with minimal shelfwear. The volume is bound in illustrated paper-covered boards and a red cloth spine bearing stamped gilt lettering. In addition to the complete run of color Sunday "Outland" strips, the volume contains additional illustrated pages and endpapers by Breathed.
Lot 1010

$250

Title: Octopussy and The Living Daylights
Author: Ian Fleming - Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author, journalist and Naval Intelligence Officer. Fleming is best known for creating the fictional spy James Bond and the series of twelve novels and nine short stories about the character. Fleming was from a wealthy family, connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co. and his father was MP for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917. Educated at Eton, the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through a number of jobs before he started writing.

The Bond books are amongst the biggest-selling series of fictional books of all-time, having sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Fleming also wrote the children's story "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and two works of non-fiction. Whilst working in British Naval Intelligence during the Second World War, Fleming was the involved in the planning stages of Operation Mincemeat and Operation Goldeneye, the former of which was successfully carried out. Fleming was also involved in the planning and overseeing of two active service units, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force.

His experiences of the people he met during his wartime service provided much of the background and detail of the Bond novels and his career as a journalist added color and depth to the stories. In 2008, The Times ranked Fleming fourteenth on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".


Publisher: Jonathan Cape
City: London
Year: 1966
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 95 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is the first edition (published posthumously) of Fleming's final entry into the James Bond series. Both "Octopussy" and "The Living Daylights" were adapted into films; the former in 1983 (starring Roger Moore) and the latter in 1987 (starring Timothy Dalton).

The handsome volume features a well-preserved original dust jacket, with a price sticker reading "16s net / IN UK ONLY / 80p net" pasted over the original price.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is solidly bound in the publisher's cloth covers with reflective lettering on the spine and front cover. The book shows very mild shelf wear at the edges, and contains decorative marbled endpapers. The pages are clean with occasional light marginal toning.

The illustrated dust jacket is well preserved, with clipped flaps (the pasted-on price sticker appears on the front flap).
Lot 1011

$70

Title: A Gazetteer of the State of New-York
Author: Horatio Spafford - Horatio Gates Spafford was a prominent American lawyer and Presbyterian church elder. He is best known for penning the Christian hymn "It Is Well With My Soul," following a family tragedy in which his four daughters died aboard the S.S. Ville du Havre on a transatlantic voyage (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Publisher: Printed and Published by H. C. Southwick
City: Albany
Year: 1813
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 334 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This work is described in the subtitle as "Carefully written from original and authentic materials, arranged on a new plan, in three parts: comprising, First--A comprehensive geographical and statistical view of the whole state, conveniently disposed under separate heads: Second--an ample general view of each county, in alphabetical order, with topographical and statistical tables, showing the civil and political divisions, population, post-offices, &c.: Third--a very full and minute topographical description of each town or township, city, borough, village, &c., &c., in the whole state, alphabetically arranged; as also its lakes, rivers, creeks, with every other subject of topographical detail: forming a complete gazetteer or geographical dictionary of the state of New-York. With an accurate map of the state."

The well-preserved folding map serves as a frontispiece for this work, which is bound in full leather with black spine label, and gilt lettering and ruling to the spine.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume displays external wear, with mild rubbing and scuffing to the covers, and vertical cracking to the spine edges. The front hinge of the volume is cracked, and the rear displays some internal strain. An ex-libris bookplate appears on the front pastet-down, and a previous owner's signature on the front flyleaf. The front flyleaf is slightly shaken, with tearing at the inside edge. Significant foxing is visible at the front and rear of the volume, becoming more sporadic toward the center of the volume. Some pages are toned.
Lot 1012

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique agriculture reports with chromolithograph plates shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Special Report on Diseases of the Horse," and copies of "Yearbook of the Department of Agriculture" from 1910 and 1911. The "Yearbook" volumes contain numerous pomological plates of various fruits, including apples, peaches, pears, mangoes, avocados, and persimmons.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including rubbing, moisture markings, and detaching/detached boards/pages. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1013

$50

Title: The Clansman: An Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan
Author: Thomas Dixon, Jr. - Thomas Frederick Dixon Jr. (January 11, 1864 – April 3, 1946) was a Southern Baptist minister, playwright, lecturer, North Carolina state legislator, lawyer, and author. In popular literature, two early 20th-century novels by Dixon—"The Clansman" (1905) and "The Leopard's Spots: A Romance of the White Man's Burden" – 1865–1900 (1902)— romanticized white resistance to Northern/black coercion, hailing vigilante action by the KKK. Film director D. W. Griffith gained fame for his adaptation of "The Clansman" for the screen in "The Birth of a Nation" (1915); the film stimulated the formation of the 20th-century version of the KKK [courtesy Wikipedia].
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
City: Doubleday, Page & Company
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 374 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 5.5"
Book Details: This is the first edition of this work on the Ku Klux Klan, eventually adapted into the 1915 film "The Birth of a Nation." The work contains a frontispiece and illustrations by Arthur I. Keller.

This book contains racist language and stereotypes.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is solidly bound in the publisher's red cloth with light rubbing and scuffing to the exterior. The pages and plates are clean with light toning.
Lot 1014

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique leatherbound history of France shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "The Napoleon Dynasty" by "the Berkeley Men and Another" (complete in two volumes), "Lettres choisies de Madame de Sevigne," "The History of the French Revolution" by M. A. Thiers (complete in four volumes bound as two), and others.

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show well, with light to moderate age/wear indicators. There is some moisture marking to the lower quarters of "History of the French Revolution." Several volumes contain plates and/or other illustrations.
Lot 1015

$130

Title: The Book of the American Indian
Author: Hamlin Garland - Hannibal Hamlin Garland was an American novelist, poet, psychical researcher, essayist, and short story writer. He is best known for his fiction involving hard-working Midwestern farmers.

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: New York / London
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 274 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This is the stated first edition of this folio work of short stories, containing numerous plates (many in full color) after Frederic Remington.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is solidly bound in two-tone cloth with a pictorial pastedown on the front cover. There is light external age/wear, including some heavier rubbing at the edges. The pages show light toning and occasional marginal spotting. The plates are clean and bright, with vivid coloration to many.
Lot 1016

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique history of France shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "The History of the French Revolution" by M. A. Thiers (complete in four volumes bound as two), "Voyages en Amerique et Italie" and "Le Paradis Perdu" by Chateaubriand (from a larger set of his works), "The Secret History of the Cabinet of Bonaparte" by Lewis Goldsmith, and others.

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show well, with light to moderate age/wear indicators. Several volumes contain plates and/or illustrations.
Lot 1017

$80

Title: Green Grow the Lilacs: A Play
Author: Lynn Riggs - Rollie Lynn Riggs was an American author, poet and playwright born on a farm near Claremore, Oklahoma. His mother was 1/8 Cherokee, and when he was two years old, his mother secured his Cherokee allotment for him. He was able to draw on his allotment to help support his writing. Riggs wrote 21 full-length plays, several short stories, poems, and a television script.
Publisher: Printed for the Members of the Limited Editions Club at the University of Oklahoma Press
City: Norman, Oklahoma
Year: 1954
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 145 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Book Details: This vintage volume is a scarce limited edition, being copy number 159 out of 1500 copies signed by famed painter and illustrator Thomas Hart Benton. Benton's signature can be found on the limitation notice at the rear of the volume. The volume is bound in tan blind-stamped buckram, with a glassine dust jacket, and housed in a slipcase. The work is illustrated with black and white plates by Benton, depicting rural scenes.
Condition / Notes: The slipcase for this volume displays a cracked spine panel, as well as minor soiling and fading. The glassine dust jacket displays tearing and loss. The exterior of the volume is clean and bright, and the binding is firm. A small spot of moisture appears on the bottom edge of the text block. The interior is clean and bright.
Lot 1018

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique Confederate Civil War history books shown in the corresponding images.

Notable titles include a signed and inscribed copy of "Campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia;" "South Carolina Women in the Confederacy;" and "Robert E. Lee The Soldier."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 1019

$225

Title: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators David E. Herold, Mary E. Surratt, Lewis Payne, George A. Atzerodt, Edward Spangler, Samuel A. Mudd, Samuel Arnold, Michael O'Laughlin.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Benn Pitman
Publisher: Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin
City: New York
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 421 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This contemporary reference work concerning the trial of John WIlkes Booth's conspirators in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the attempt made on William Seward contains official transcripts from the conspirators' trial, as well as other official documents related to the event. The volume has been rebound in blue cloth covers, and includes maps of Booth's escape route to Virginia, the stage at Ford's Theatre, and the streets outside the theater in Washington.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is firmly rebound in blue cloth, with light shelf wear. The pages, maps, and frontispiece show mild toning with occasional light foxing, generally in the margins.
Lot 1020

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique Union Civil War history books shown in the corresponding images.

Notable titles include "Farragut and Our Naval Commanders;" "Campaigning with Grant;" and "A Chautauqua Boy in '61 and Afterward."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 1021

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique Jewish history and thought volumes shown in the corresponding images.

Notable titles include an author-inscribed "Zionism and World Politics" by Horace Meyer Kallen, "The Truth about the Jews Told by a Gentile" by Walter Hurt, "Jewish Values" by Louis Jacobs (in dust jacket), "Jewish Proselyting in the First Five Centuries of the Common Era" by William G. Braude (in dust jacket), and others.

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Condition / Notes: These vintage and antique volumes show well, with light to moderate age/wear indicators. Dust jackets show some light wear.
Lot 1022

$225

Book Details: This lot consists of the author-signed fiction shown in the corresponding images.

Author-signed titles in dust jackets include "A Month of Sundays" by John Updike, "Tough Guys Don't Dance" by Norman Mailer, "LaBrava" by Elmore Leonard, "G is for Gumshoe" and "O is for Outlaw" by Sue Grafton, and "The Choirboys" by Joseph Wambaugh. Also included is "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by Jean Shepherd.

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Condition / Notes: These collectible author-signed titles are in pleasing condition, with some light shelf wear. Many of the dust jackets are protected by mylar.
Lot 1023

$200

Book Details: This lot consists of the early issue Hardy Boys titles in red cloth bindings shown in the corresponding images.

This group of early Hardy Boys titles by Franklin W. Dixon (for these early issues, the ghost writer was Leslie McFarlane) date from between 1927 and 1959. Notable is an issue of the first novel in the series, "The Tower Treasure."

Also present are early issues of "The Missing Chums," "The Secret of the Old Mill," "The House on the Cliff," "Hunting for Hidden Gold," and "The Mystery of Cabin Island." For further details on identification points, please contact our gallery.

The Hardy Boys, Frank and Joe Hardy, are fictional characters who appear in various mystery series for children and teens. The characters were created by American writer Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging firm, and the books have been written by many different ghostwriters over the years. The books are published under the collective pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon [courtesy Wikipedia].

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Condition / Notes: These vintage and antique volumes show some light to moderate wear, including some foxing and/or moisture marking. One of the two issues of "The Secret of the Caves" is lacking three preliminaries, including the title page and frontispiece.
Lot 1024

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique leather-bound books on art history shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Biographical Dictionary of Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, and Architects"; "Benjamin West"; and "Renoir."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including rubbing, scuffing, and detaching/detached boards/pages. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1025

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the issues of "Derriere Le Miroir" shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in this lot include the following:

Pol Bury 191, featuring seven cinetisations;

Pol Bury 228, featuring two double-page original lithographs in color;

Palazuelo 229, featuring two double-page original lithographs in color;

Rebeyrolle 219, featuring three original double-page lithographs in color, and two in black and white;

Le Yaouanc 188, featuring six original lithographs in color, with one double page;

and Fiedler 211, featuring four original lithographs in color, two double-page, and six color lithographs.

"Derriere le Miroir" (DLM) was a deluxe French periodical published by the gallerist Aime Maeght published without interruption between 1946 and 1982. Its issues were profusely illustrated by original prints, many color stone lithographs, by many leading artists including Braque, Chagall, Calder, Kelly, Leger, Matisse, Miro, and Bacon. Essays were contributed by such literary luminaries as Guillaume Apollinaire and Jacques Prevert.
Condition / Notes: These volumes are well-preserved, with only minor shelfwear and edge wear.
Lot 1026

$140

Title: Scenes in the Indian Country
Author: Augustus Ward Loomis
Publisher: Presbyterian Committee of Publication
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1859
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 283 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: This small missionary volume concerning Native Americans includes a frontispiece illustration and several plates.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is firmly bound in the publisher's cloth covers stamped in gilt and blind. There is some light to moderate age/wear, including chipping at the edges. The pages and plates show scattered light to moderate foxing.
Lot 1027

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding images.

Included are a first edition of "Across the River and Into the Trees" by Ernest Hemingway (in a second state dust jacket with orange lettering), "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders" by Daniel Defoe (Limited Editions Club edition in slipcase), "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" by Howard Pyle, and others.

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Condition / Notes: These vintage and antique volumes show well, with some light to moderate age/wear indicators. Decorative features include color plates/illustrations, slipcases, and dust jackets.
Lot 1028

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique Union Civil War history books shown in the corresponding images.

Notable titles include "First New Hampshire Regiment;" "Report of the Organization and Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac," which features a folding frontispiece map; and "History of the Fighting Fourteenth."

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Condition / Notes: These books show mild to significant signs of age and wear, e.g. one lacking spine board.
Lot 1029

$150

Title: Frank Leslie's Illustrated: Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War. The Most Important Events of the Conflicts between the States Graphically Pictured. Stirring Battle Scenes and Grand Naval Engagements, Drawn by Special Artists on the Spot, Portraits of Principal Participants, Military and Civil: Famous Forts: Pathetic Episodes, Etc., Etc. The Whole Forming an Authentic Pictorial History of the War, by Such Well-Known Artists as Becker, Crane, Beard, Schell, Lumley, Forbes, Wevill, Davis, Simons, Osborn, Wilcox, Weaver, Bosse, Newton, Rawson, Russell, Sartorious, Chamberlain, and Others. A Concise History of the Civil War, Being Official Data Secured from the War Records.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Louis Shepheard Moat
Publisher: Mrs. Frank Leslie, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style:
Pagination: 544 pages
Width: 12.75" Height: 17.75"
Book Details: This work is lavishly illustrated with over 550 black-and-white wood-engraved illustrations from "Frank Leslie's Illustrated," many of which are full page. Portraits include Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and numerous others.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in textured leather with blindstamped floral ornamentation as well as stamped gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. There is moderate external shelf wear, concentrated at the edges and corners. The binding is sound. The text block is adorned with marbled edges and floral endpapers. The pages show mild age toning.
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