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Lot 7414

$30
Title: Le manuel d'Epictète et les commentaires de simplicius, traduits en françois avec des remarques.
Author: Epictetus
Publisher: Pissot (Paris)
Printing Year: 1776

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce edition of Enchiridion, or Handbook, by Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus (55 - 135), with Simplicius' commentary, translated into the French by M. Dacier. This is volume I of two volumes. This edition contains Greek text and additional notes at the end of the volume. The volume shows external age/wear, with taping to spine. Binding is splitting at front hinge. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" and contains 423 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7415

$100
This lot includes the large Victorian scrap book shown in the corresponding image(s). Bound in light green/gray embossed cloth with gilt stamping. The album is populated with bright advertising trade cards, fashion cut-out illustrations, Victorian lithographs, bookmarks, floral designs and many other 19th century images. The artwork is pasted to the many bound pages of the album, and a few examples exhibit matter loss. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 16" x 18". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 7416

$60
This lot includes the antique journal shown in the corresponding image(s). This diary chronicles stretches of a train voyage by a mining engineer from New York State to Arizona, culminating at the Grand Canyon. The earliest entry in this diary is dated September 11, 1911, last entry bears the date October 4, 1911. A number of color postcards and newspaper clippings have been pasted into journal. Pasted to the front endpaper is a letter with the letterhead of the American Institute of Mining laying out the itinerary of the stretch of the journey from Chicago (September 30) to San Francisco (October 10). A menu of the luncheon of the Institute held on October 15th is laid in. Rear endpaper has tipped in official program of the San Francisco Meeting, as well as a railroad map of the Santa Fe line. Writing extends of five pages in very legible writing. Book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 10 3/4". Volume lacks spine cover, and is otherwise well preserved. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7417

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- U.S.A. Blue Book of South America by Percy Tinan - Dated 1927 by Douglas Smith - Includes advertising pages
- An English and Welsh Dictionary by Thomas Edwards - Dated 1850 by John Jones - Front board and spine cover detaching
- Catechism of the Locomotive by Matthias Forney - Dated 1882 by The Railroad Gazette - Fold-out illustration at title page
- Complete American and Canadian Sportsman's Encyclopedia by Buzzacott - Dated 1913 by M.A. Donahue
- Where Dark Shadows Play by Harvey Fuller - Dated 1890 by H.A. Fuller
- The Coming Race; The New Utopia by Lord Lytton - Dated 1882 by John W. Lovell - Decorative stamping on cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7418

$45
This lot includes the group of art and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of Better Homes & Gardens house plans, a postcard album with color postcards, brochures, reproductions of paintings from the "instructor picture study series," plus a large number of color reproductions of popular art of different genres. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 7419

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Pictures of Slavery in Church and State by John Dixon - Dated 1857 by Author - substantial wear to binding
- Perils of the Sea - Dated 1839 by Harper & Brothers
- Treatise on Religious Experience by Charles Buck - Dated 1822 by Lincoln & Edmands - Leather binding; foxing throughout
- The Beauties of History by L.M. Stretch - Dated 1840 by Grigg & Elliot - In-text illustrations
- Meditations and Contemplations by Rev. James Hervey - Dated 1830 by S. & D.A. Forbes - Leather bindings; boards detaching

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7420

$250
Title: Living History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Printing Year: 2003 Author-Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in black quarter-cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of the memoirs of Hillary Clinton (b. 1947), the 67th and current Secretary of State, former U.S. Senator from New York, and former First Lady of the United States. The author's signature appears on title page. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 562 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7421

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles in decorative bindings:

- Farm Festivals - Dated 1881 by Harper & Brothers - all books in this lot illustrated with engravings
- City Ballads - Dated 1886 by Harper & Brothers
- Farm Festivals - Dated 1881 by Harper & Brothers
- Farm Legends - Dated 1875 by Harper & Brothers
- City Legends - Dated 1890 by Harper & Brothers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7422

$55
Title: Middlesex
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
Printing Year: 2002 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with red lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by American novelist Jeffrey Eugenides. "Middlesex" won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2003. The narrator and protagonist, Calliope Stephanides (later called "Cal"), an intersexed person of Greek descent, has 5-alpha-reductase deficiency. The bulk of the novel is devoted to telling his coming-of-age story growing up in Detroit, Michigan in the late 20th century. This story, however, is intertwined with elements of a family saga, meditations on the era's zeitgeist and bits of contemporary history.

The author's signature appears on the title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 529 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7423

$12
This shelf lot includes the group of reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 7424

$24
Title: The Cat Whose Whiskers Slipped and Other Stories
Author: Ruth Campbell
Publisher: Wise-Parslow Company
Printing Year: 1938 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with black lettering and pictorial design showing black cat, this antique volume is a scarce autographed work of children's literature. The work is illustrated with bright color drawings by Ve Elizabeth Cadie. The author's inscription appears at the bottom of title page and reads: "For Hugh St. Leger, who is at / three, a gracious host. / Ruth Campbell" The volume shows external age/wear, with soiling to covers and fraying to edges. The book has reenforced hinges. Pages are clean and without marginalia. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 3/4" and contains unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7425

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Bloody Mohawk by T. Wood Clarke - Dated 1940 by Macmillan - Spine cover detaching
- The Library in Colonial New York by Austin Keep - Dated 1909 by The De Vine Press - Soft cover; front detached but present
- The History of Political Parties in the State of New-York by Jabez Hammond - Dated 1845 by H. & E. Phinney - Volume I; leather, boards detached but present
- The Documentary History of the State of New-York by E. B. O'Callaghan - Dated 1850 by Weed, Parsons & Co. - Intact fold-out map at title page; back board detached but present
- A Geographical History of the State of New York by J.H. Mather - Dated 1848 by H.H. Hawley - Text block intact; front board lacking, back board detached

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 7426

$35
Title: The Daughter of the House: A Fleming Stone Story
Author: Carolyn Wells
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1925 In Scarce Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with black lettering, this antique volume is a title in the "Fleming Stone" detective series by American author Carolyn Wells (1862-1942). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Original pictorial dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. Dustjacket shows small tears to bottom edge of spine. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 317 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7427

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 7428

$425
Title: Constantini Lascaris Gramaticae Compendium
Author: Constantine Lascaris
Publisher: Hieronymus Scotus (Venice)
Printing Year: 1546

Condition/Details: Rebound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering on red spine label, this antique volume is a scarce work of Constantine Lascaris (1434 – 1501). Lascaris was a Greek scholar and grammarian, one of the promoters of the revival of Greek learning in the Italian peninsula, born at Constantinople. Texts are in Latin with Greek on facing pages. The work is illustrated with a title page vignette. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show light rippling. The book measures approximately 5" x 7" and contains 408 pages plus unnumbered pages containing biblical texts with interlinear translations. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7429

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Answering Waves by Abraham Carter - Dated 1873 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Gilt stamping on cover
- Life of George W. Henry - Dated 1846 by R.W. Roberts
- The Religious Man's Refuge by John Flavel - Dated 1813 by J. Burditt - Leather; front board detached but present
- The Spirit of Popery - No year stated by American Tract Society - Bright gilt stamping on spine cover
- The Judson Offering by John Dowling - Dated 1847 by L. Colby and Company
- Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan - Date not legible by Lincoln and Gleason
- Mr. Fuller's Letters - Dated 1824 by Phineas Allen - Splitting at gutters
- Gold Dust by E.L.E.B. - No year stated by E. and J.B. Young - Tiny volume with gilt edges, measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7430

$70
This lot includes the two Wayzgoose Anthologies shown in the corresponding image(s). These anthologies are for the years 1997 and 1999. The Wayzgoose is the annual gathering of private press printers, hand bookbinders, hand paper makers and marblers. The anthology is a collection of signatures from private presses participating in this gathering. These books contain original autographs and limited editions. Each hand-bound volume is in excellent condition, with crisp, clean, brightly illustrated pages. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7431

$14
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Song Book of the Y.W.C.A. by Imogene Ireland - Dated 1923 by The Woman's Press
- Report of the Commissioner of General Land Office - Dated 1867 by Government Printing Office
- Autobiography and Personal Recollections of John B. Gough - Dated 1870 by Bill, Nichols & Co. - Illustrated by Cruikshank and others
- East of the Sun and West of the Moon by Theodore & Kermit Roosevelt - Dated 1926 by Blue Ribbon Books
- Prairie and Rocky Mountain Adventures by John C. Van Tramp - Dated 1858 by J. & H. Miller - Volume is disbound
- Ocracoke by Carl Goerch - Dated 1956 by John Blair - In original dustjacket
- Legends of the Outer Banks and Tar Heel Tidewater by Charles Whedbee - Dated 1966 by John Blair - Illustrated; in original dustjacket
- Mobilising America by Arthur Bullard - Dated 1917 by Macmillan


Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 7432

$90
Title: In the Shadow of Gold
Author: Paul Studer
Publisher: Greenberg Publisher
Printing Year: 1934 First Edition in Rare Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce novel by Paul Studer. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Red and black pictorial dustjacket is intact. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 232 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7433

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of books on art and mythology shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $46.50
Lot 7434

$200
Title: Ironweed: A Novel
Author: William Kennedy
Publisher: Viking Press
Printing Year: 1983 First Edition Inscribed by Author

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter gray cloth with black boards, this volume is the winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize and is part of the author's Albany Cycle. "Ironweed" is set during the Great Depression and tells the story of Francis Phelan, an alcoholic vagrant originally from Albany, New York, who left his family after accidentally killing his infant son while drunk. The novel focuses on Francis's return to Albany, and the narrative is complicated by the hallucinations of the three people whom he killed in the past, other than his son, Gerald, who was dropped by accident. This postmodernist novel has the elements of magic realism, the theme of misery, and metaphors, such as that Albany is Purgatory and is frequently being described as burning. A third person limited omniscient POV invades other people's minds to show their misery. The most miserable person in the book is Helen Archer, Francis Phelan's lover who has lived a life of misery. The novel features characters that return in some of Kennedy's other books. Kennedy wrote the screenplay for the 1987 film version directed by Hector Babenco and starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep. Major portions of the film were shot on location in Albany. The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (for Nicholson) and Best Actress in a Leading Role (for Streep).

Author's inscription on title page reads "For Marty Lyden / Tin (?) whistle & friend / Joe (illegible last name), a / whistle of a different / order (illegible) / Bill / Kennedy 1 /22 / 83". The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intimate dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 227 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7435

$12
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 7436

$1050
Title: The American Herbal; or, Materia Medica: Wherein the Virtues of the Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal Productions of North and South America are Laid Open, so Far as They are Known; and Their Uses in the Practice of Physic and Surgery Exhibited
Author: Samuel Stearns
Publisher: David Carlisle for Thomas & Thomas, and the author
Printing Year: 1801 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a rare original edition of this the first American herbal.

Stearns was born in Bolton, Massachusetts, in 1747; he died in Brattleborough, Vermont, August 8, 1819. He became a physician and astronomer, practicing his profession first in Worcester, Massachusetts, then in New York, and finally in Brattleborough, Vermont. For his supposed loyalty to King George III, he suffered greatly from the persistent attacks of the Sons of Liberty, and was confined for nearly three years in a prison in Worcester, Massachusetts. While he was a resident of New York he made the calculations for the first nautical almanac in this country, which he published December 20, 1782. He edited the "Philadelphia Magazine" in 1789, and published "Tour to London and Paris" (London, 1790); "Mystery of Animal Magnetism" (1791); and "American Oracle" (1791).

The thrust of this work is that it featured selections native to America, and included numerous references to usage of domestic specimens and preparations by native American Indians. In addition to declaring its relevance for practicing physicians, Stearns also pleaded the usefulness of this book to the general population, in the early period of our young country when a lack of physicians necessitated self-treatment. Stearns detailed his plans to publish a more extensive "American Dispensatory," and "Columbian Practice of Physic and System Of Surgery," but he never succeeded in completing those ambitious projects.

The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show sporadic foxing. Front flyleaf bears (light) pencil markings. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 360 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7437

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Fire Testament by Willard Maas - Dated 1935 by The Alcestic Press - Inscribed by author on FFEP
- The Poems of Ludwig Uhland by Alexander Platt - Dated 1848 by Friedrich Volckmar - Spine cover has lost matter
- Verses and Poems by De Pontibus - No year stated by Horacwe Carr - Signature of previous owner Alfred Felgate in script on front flyleaf; number 74 of 125 copies printed

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7438

$700
Title: Clementis Alexandrini Omnia Quae Quidem Extant Opera, nunc primum e tenebris eruta Latinitateque donata, Genatioan Herueto Aurelio interprete
Author: Titus Flavius Clemens
Publisher: Lorenzo Torrentino (Florence)
Printing Year: 1551 First Edition

Condition/Details: This antique folio volume is a rare first Latin edition of Titus Flavius Clemens (c.150 - c. 215), known as Clement of Alexandria (to distinguish him from Clement of Rome), a Christian theologian and the head of the noted Catechetical School of Alexandria. Clement is best remembered as the teacher of Origen. He united Greek philosophical traditions with Christian doctrine and valued gnosis that with communion for all people could be held by common Christians specially chosen by God. He used the term "gnostic" for Christians who had attained the deeper teaching of the Logos. He developed a Christian Platonism, and presented the goal of Christian life as deification, identified both as Platonism's assimilation into God and the biblical imitation of God. Like Origen, he arose from Alexandria's Catechetical School and was well versed in pagan literature. Origen succeeded Clement as head of the school. Alexandria had a major Christian community in early Christianity, noted for its scholarship and its high-quality copies of Scripture.

This rare early collection of Clemens' works, edited by Gentiano Herueto Aurelio, is published here in three parts. The volume was brought out by Lawrence Torrentinus, also known as Lorenzo Torrentino, Laurentius Torrentinus, Laurens van den Bleeck (1499-1563), a Dutch-Italian humanist and famous typographer and printer for Cosimo, Duke of Florence. It should be noted that this book is a fine example of the high quality of the work of his company. One cannot but note the fine paper, varied type, sumptuous margins and the generally fine make-up of the page.

The book is in loose parchment covers, with title on spine. The work contains an illustrated title page. Text block is intact with remarkably well-preserved, clean pages. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 14" and contains 47 / 113/ 277 pages plus 50 pages of indices. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7439

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- C. Crispi Sallustii by Carolus Anthon - Dated 1835 by Hilliard, Gray and Co. - Ex-library, full leather binding
- Bibliotheca Patrum Ecclesiasticorum by E.G. Gersdorf - Dated 1839-1841 by Sumtibus Et Typis Bernh. Tauchnitz - Volumes II and VI
- Taith Y Pererin by John Bunyan - No year stated by Y Gymdeithas Draethodawl Americanaidd
- Pregethau by John Parry - Dated 1883 by Cyhoeddwyd Gan T. Gee A'I Fab - Decorative cover
- Taith Y Pererin by John Bunyan - Dated 1895 by Cyhoeddwyd Gan T. Gee A'I Fab - Illustrated frontispiece

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 7440

$26
Title: Musings and Memories
Author: Emmeline B. Wells
Publisher: Desert News (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Printing Year: 1915 Author-Signed Second Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce autographed collection of poetry by Emmeline Blanche Woodward Harris Whitney Wells (February 29, 1828 – April 25, 1921), an American journalist, editor, poet, women's rights advocate and diarist. She served as the fifth general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1910 until her death. This second edition contains "later poems and some hitherto unpublished".

Author's signature appears on front flyleaf under inscription that reads as follows: "To my Sweet Friend / Mrs. E. Q. Leatherwood / from / A. W. G." Date of Christmas 1916 can be seen under inscription and signature. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait. The volume shows external age/wear, with stains to front cover and spine. Hinges are cracking. Clean pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 336 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7441

$35
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 7442

$500
Title: (Greek Titles) / Aristotelis Physicae auscultationis lib. VIII de Caelo IV de Generatione et corruptione II Meteorologicorum IV de Mundo I de Anima III de Sensu et sensibilibus lib. I de Memoria et reminiscentia I de Somno et vigilia I de Insomniis I de Divinatione per sonmum I de Juventute, senectute, Vita et morte I de Respiratione I de Longitudine et brevitate vitae I
Author: Aristotle
Publisher: Apud haeredes Andreae Wecheli (Frankfurt)
Printing Year: 1584

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce early Greek-language edition of Aristotle's works. Titles appear in both Latin and Greek, with Latin-language preface by Frankfurt printer Andreas Wechelus. Indexes also appear in Latin. The volume shows external age/wear. Text block is split between pages 48 - 49 of the Metereologicorum. This ex-library book has antique Harvard College bookplate with withdrawal stamp. Signature of previous owner appears on title page, together with date 1591. The book measures approximately 7" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7443

$150
This shelf lot includes the group of magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older volumes are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 7444

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Opera Singers: Pictorial Souvenir with Biographies of Some of the Most Famous Singers of the Day by Gustav Kobbe - Dated 1901 by R. H. Russell - Well-preserved volume with numerous in-text and full-page illustrations
- Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman - Dated 1931 by Aventine Press - intact dustjacket, in slipcase

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7445

$22
This shelf lot includes the group of books on transportation shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 7446

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Garden at Eichstatt: The Book of Plants by Basilius Besler - Dated 2000 by Taschen - Large-format volume in dustjacket
- Visions of Paradise: Themes and Variations on the Garden by Marina Schinz et al. - Dated 1985 by Steward, Tabori & Chang, Inc. - dustjacket
- Fruit: A Connoisseur's Guide and Cookbook by Davidson & Knox - Dated 1991 by Simon and Schuster - First Printing in dustjacket
- The Gardener's Diary - Dated 1980 by Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The Royal Horticultural Society Diary 1998: Paintings and Drawings of Fruit and Flowers from the Lindley Library by Brent Elliott - Dated 1997 by Frances Lincoln
- A Gardener's Journal by Penelope Hobhouse - Dated 1997 by Willow Creek Press - First Printing
- On Page - No date provided by Ben Page Associates, Landscape Architects - Oblong volume in wrappers offering tissue-guarded photographs of gardens and garden-related objects lying on pages of opened books

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 7447

$35
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
Lot 7448

$120
Title: The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 2006 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter black cloth with orange boards, this volume is a scarce original edition of this novel by Cormac McCarthy (b. 1933). It details the struggles of a man and his young son in a post-apocalyptic world. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 241 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7449

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Corner Stone; Principles of Christian Truth by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1847 by H. & E. Phinney - Volume exhibits extensive wear; boards lacking, spine cover split, last pages lacking
- Memoir of Elder John Peak - Dated 1832 by J. Howe - Original paper boards rebound at spine
- The Christian's Pattern by Thomas Kempis - Dated 1832 by Charles Wells - Boards detached, front board present

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7450

$225
Title: The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
Editor: Charles Welsh
Publisher: Davos Press
Printing Year: 1909
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce edition of the classic epic poem in the translation of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Longfellow spent several years translating Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy." To aid him in perfecting the translation and reviewing proofs, he invited friends to weekly meetings every Wednesday starting in 1864. The "Dante Club," as it was called, regularly included William Dean Howells, James Russell Lowell, Charles Eliot Norton and other occasional guests. The full three-volume translation was published in the spring of 1867, though Longfellow would continue to revise it, and it went through four printings in its first year.

The work contains tissue-guarded frontispiece illustrations and plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7451

$20
This group of 13 volumes include works by Rowling, Sendak, Carroll and others. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 7452

$22
This lot includes the group of cabinet cards shown in the corresponding image(s). These antique photographs provide images of individual young men and women, couples and families. A small number depict children and babies. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7453

$30
This group of 14 volumes includes 13 various printings of the classic tale of "The Rubaiyat," and one copy of "Salaman And Absal." "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" is the title that Edward FitzGerald gave to his translation of a selection of poems, originally written in Persian and of which there are about a thousand, attributed to Omar Khayyám (1048–1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. A Persian ruba'i is a two line stanza with two parts (or hemistechs) per line, hence the word "Rubaiyat" (derived from the Arabic root word for four), meaning "quatrains." (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7454

$1600
Title: The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Viking Press
Printing Year: 1939 First Edition In Dustjacket with First Edition Statement

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial tan cloth stamped in brown, this volume is a scarce original edition of John Steinbeck's classic depression-era novel and basis of the equally famous film. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages and pictorial endpapers with reproduction of sheet music for "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Copyright page statement: "First published in April 1939." Remarkably well-preserved pictorial dustjacket with illustration by Elmer Hader showing brightly is in mylar cover. Spine of dustjacket shows light chipping in the area of the author's name. Dustjacket states "First Edition" on lower right corner of front flap. Price of $2.75 can be seen at the top edge of same flap. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 619 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7455

$110
Title: New Century Atlas of Livingston County New York
Chief Engineer: A.L. Westgard
Publisher: Century Map Co.
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt stamping, this antique volume is an atlas with color maps of the towns and villages of Livingston County, as well as descriptions of many financial, commercial, farming and manufacturing concerns active at the time. In addition to the maps, the volume also contains some photography and advertising matter. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board and initial pages detached, but present. The book measures approximately 17" x 20" and contains 72 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7456

$60
This antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection of ephemera we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Real Photo Postcards Showing Children, Families, Young People; Historical Sites, Landmarks and Cities of Europe and the United States, with a particular emphasis on New York State
Year Range: 1895 - 1960
Number of cards in this group: 60

Condition/Details: These postcards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements. The cards are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7457

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Chicago Faucets - Dated 1930 by The Chicago Faucet Co. - Two-color embossed soft cover with extensive photographic illustrations of faucets for home and industrial use. Also features pictures of famous American buildings that use the products. There is a tear evident on page 13.
- Standard Plumbing Fixtures - c1930 by Standard Plumbing - Lavishly illustrated with color photos of art deco-inspired bathroom fixtures such as sinks, tubs and toilets. Imprinted with name of distributor, Charles Millar and Son, Utica, NY

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7458

$175
Title: Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York for 1858
Author: D. T. Valentine
Publisher: McSpedon & Baker
Printing Year: 1858

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt state seal to covers, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this serial publication compiled by David Thomas Valentine (1801-1869). Valentine's Manuals, each volume officially titled "Manual of the Common Council of the City of New York," are a collector's valued treasure and a historian's basic reference. These books are a source of delight for the eye, containing as they do hundreds of maps, lithographs and woodcuts of New York City and times long past, often of sites long demolished. The Manuals are surely the first illustrated histories of New York City, the first comprehensive portrait of the City, and the first to use prints and maps relating to New York City so extensively and effectively. They are also among the first to organize and present a governmental record of the Corporation of the City of New York, including lists of offices, office holders, election results and financial summaries. In addition, they contain statistics as to numerous social and religious institutions, banks, hospitals, schools and any number of other related materials.

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with chipping at head of spine and cracking at bottom of front gutter. Rear hinge is cracking. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper; discreet withdrawal stamp appears on rear endpaper. Title page and small number of other pages bear library stamp. Text block is intact, with well-preserved maps and bright illustrations (including well-preserved color map of the State of New York). The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 646 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7459

$110
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the Travel publication that includes a wide range of topics (see notation list) and advertisements:

- edited by NA - Dated from November 1929 to October 1930 - "Farewell to Athens," "Living Jewels of Hawaiian Seas," etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1930 to October 1931 - "Off the Beaten Path in California," "Modern Wonders of Ancient Manchuria," etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1934 to October 1935 - "The Heirs of Genghis Khan," "Germany at Play," etc.

Unless otherwise noted, these ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and library markings on endpapers. Front covers have library stamp in small type. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 7460

$60
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of technical booklets and pamphlets, publications relating to equipment, furnishings, etc., as well as advertising catalogues. Among the highlights in this group are a catalogues for the following: Royal Furnaces / Royal Heaters / Royal Boilers by the Hart & Crouse Co. of Utica, N.Y. ( a total of five catalogues from this company); Thacher Bars for Concrete-Steel Construction of the Concrete-Steel Engineering Co. of New York City; A. I. Root Company of Medina, Ohio; Excelso Indirect Water Heaters of the Excelso Products Corporation of Buffalo, New York. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 7461

$400
Title: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Author: Tom Wolfe
Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
Printing Year: 1968 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth with bright multi-colored lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce original edition of this work by best-selling American author and journalist Thomas Kennerly "Tom" Wolfe, Jr. (March 2, 1931), who is considered one of the founders of the New Journalism movement of the 1960s and 1970s. This book is a a work of literary journalism that employs techniques from the genre of hysterical realism and pioneering new journalism. The novel tells the story of Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters. The book follows the Pranksters across the country driving in a psychedelic painted school bus dubbed "Furthur," reaching what they considered to be personal and collective revelations through the use of LSD and other psychedelic drugs. The novel also describes the Acid Tests, early performances by The Grateful Dead, and Kesey's exile to Mexico.(courtesy of Wikipedia).

The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket with bright psychedelic pictorial designs to front cover and spine and author's photograph on rear cover. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 416 pages. It should be noted that this title belongs to a large collection of research material made in connection with the 1993 biography of Hunter S. Thompson. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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