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Lot 7189

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Dene Hollow by Mrs. Henry Wood - Dated 1871 by T.B. Peterson - Light scattered foxing throughout, small tear to spine cover
- Stories of the Sea by James Fenimore Cooper - Dated 1863 by James G. Gregory - Embossed bindings; damage to upper spine cover
- Gala-Days by Gail Hamilton - Dated 1863 by Ticknor and Fields
- John Godrey's Fortunes by Bayard Taylor - Dated 1865 by G.P. Putnam
- Rollo in Holland by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1861 by Brown & Taggard - Gilt stamping and embossed cover
- Paul and Virginia by J.H. De St. Pierre - Dated 1867 by Hurd and Houghton - 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: $9.50
Lot 7190

$40
Title: The Novels and Stories of Frank R. Stockton
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Years: 1899 - 1904
Number of Volumes: 15 volumes

Notes: The volumes in this set have the following titles: Afield and Afloat; A Bicycle of Cathay; Pomon's Travels; The Late Mrs. Null; The Associate Hermit; Kate Bonnet; The Captain's Toll Gate; The Hundredth Man; The House of Martha; The Great Stone of Sardis; Mrs. Cliff's Yacht' John Gayther's Garden; The Great War Syndicate, Etc.; and volumes III and IV of his stories. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 7191

$35
Title: Report of the 82nd-87th Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1912-1919
Number of Volumes: 7 volume set

The British Association for the Advancement of Science or the British Science Association, formerly known as the BA, is a learned society with the object of promoting science, directing general attention to scientific matters, and facilitating interaction between scientific workers. Membership is open to all. It was founded in 1831 and modelled on the German Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte. The prime mover was William Vernon Harcourt, following a suggestion by Sir David Brewster, who was disillusioned with the elitist and conservative attitude of the Royal Society.

The Association was parodied by English novelist Charles Dickens as 'The Mudfog Society for the Advancement of Everything' in The Mudfog Papers (1837 – 38). (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Notes: Bound in brown leatherette with gilt stamping. The work is illustrated with charts, graphs and maps, some of which fold out. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 7192

$175
Title: The Stone Diaries
Author: Carol Shields
Publisher: Random House of Canada
Printing Year: 1993 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this volume is a scarce signed copy of the Canadian author's prize-winning novel. It was given both the Governor General's Award and the Pulitzer for Fiction in 1995. It is the fictional autobiography about the life of Daisy Goodwill Flett, a seemingly ordinary woman whose life is marked by death and loss from the beginning, when her mother dies during childbirth. Through marriage and motherhood, Daisy struggles to find contentment, never truly understanding her life's true purpose.

Author's signature appears on title page. The book is illustrated with 8 pages of black and white reproductions of old "family" photographs. The volume is in fine condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 361 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7193

$350
Title: Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: The Bodley Head (London)
Printing Year: 1967 Author-Signed First British Edition

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

The author has signed the book on the half-title page and has included an additional drawing of Hector above his signature. This work appears in its original dustjacket with price of 21s on the front inside jacket flap (referenced in Hanrahan A65b). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7194

$24
This lot includes the group of early issues of "The Year's Art" shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume is "a concise epitome of all matters relating to the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture" occurring during the years of issues. Issue years in this lot cover the period 1917 - 1928. These volumes are published by Hutchinson and Co. (London). All volumes contain full-page illustrations and illustrated advertisements. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear. Antique library spine labels are clearly visible, as are traces of removal of library stamps from front covers. A number of volumes show cracked hinges. Books have lightly age toned pages with customary library markings and attachments. 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: $9.50
Lot 7195

$35
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Four pieces taken from "In The Night Kitchen"

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1970
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 15" by 20 1/2"

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

The works are in very good condition, showing mild examples of handling, all outside image areas. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7196

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

- The Roots of Miro by Pere Gimferrer - Dated 1993 by Ediciones Poligrafa (Barcelona) - Limited Edition, large-format volume in dustjacket
- Joan Miro by Carolyn Lanchner - Dated 1993 by Museum of Modern Art - Large-format volume in dustjacket
- The Art of Paul Gauguin by Richard Brettell et al. - Dated 1988 by National Gallery of Art (Washington, D. C.) - wrappers
- Gauguin's Woodcuts by Libuse Sykorova - Dated 1963 by Paul Hamlyn (London) - dustjacket
- The Diary of Frida Kahlo - Dated 1995 by Harry N. Abrams - Introduction by Carlos Fuentes

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 7197

$28
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique estate 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 7198

$40
Title: The Rural Library: A Publication of Standard Works (Entire, Compiled, Abridged, and Original) on Agriculture, Gardening, and Domestic Economy
Compiler: S. Fleet
Publisher: Agricultural Warehouse and Seed Store (New York)
Printing Year: 1838 Volume I

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce first volume of a compilation of agricultural titles that include Cobb's "Manual of the Mulberry Tree," Fleet's "Treatise on the Culture of the Sugar Beet," Lindley's "Outline of the First Principles of Horticulture," "Adventures of a Gentleman in Search of a Horse" by 'Caveat Emptor,' and Stephen's "Practical Drainer." At least two original works appear, Fleet's "The Vegetable Garden, or Catalogue of Culinary Vegetables" (not published elsewhere, and an early separate work on the subject), and Ames' "Cottage Comforts." In all, sixteen separate works are represented.

Texts are printed in double columns. The work is illustrated with many engraved illustrations. The volume shows external age/wear, with splitting to upper portions of front and rear gutters. Text block is intact, with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing throughout and occasional staining. The book measures approximately 7" x 10 3/4" and contains 384 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7199

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

- The Way of the World and Love for Love by William Congreve - Dated 1929 by John Lane - Illustrated; bright gilt stamping on cover
- The Amatory Adventures of Sheik Mansour by Hector France - Dated 1932 by Jul-Mar Press
- The Pillow-Book of Sei Shonagon by Arthur Waley - Dated 1928 by George Allen & Unwin - First edition, red cloth cover
- The Promised Land by Mary Antin - Dated 1912 by Houghton Mifflin - Signed by author; frontispiece detached but present
- The Palgrave Mummy by F.M. Pettee - Dated 1929 by Payson & Clarke
- The Mountebank by William Locke - Dated 1920 by John Lane - In original dustjacket

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 7200

$50
This lot includes the group of vintage and antique photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of cabinet cards, snapshots, and large-format photos offering portraits of children, families, couples, army units, as well as images of artistic performances, etc. In addition, there is a small number of antique stereo view cards providing views of disasters and wrecks. 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: $14.50
Lot 7201

$12
Title: Annual Report of the American Historical Association
Publisher: Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.)
Printing Year: 1910-1937 Volume I only, 1938-1946
Number of Volumes: 48 volume set

Notes: The American Historical Association (AHA) is the oldest and largest society of historians and teachers of history in the United States. Founded in 1884, the association promotes historical studies, the teaching of history, and the preservation of and access to historical materials. It publishes The American Historical Review five times a year, with scholarly articles and book reviews. The AHA is the major organization for historians working in the United States. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt stamping, this antique set is a collection of the association's annual reports. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and exhibit the typical library markings. They are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $53.50
Lot 7202

$16
This shelf lot includes the group of Roycroft and Elbert Hubbard 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: $15.50
Lot 7203

$225
Title: Seven Little Monsters
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper and Row
Printing Year: 1977 Author-Signed First US Edition

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author. which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

The author has signed the book on the title page. Originally published in German in 1975, this is the first English translation and the First American Edition. The work (Hanrahan A101) is in original dustjacket (with price of $3.95 on the inside front flap of the dustjacket). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 4 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7204

$60
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers
Publisher: Institute of Mining Engineers (Easton, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1884 - 1893
Number of Volumes: 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of papers and proceedings of the Institute of Mining Engineers. These are volumes XIII, XIV, XV, XVIII, XIX, XXII. These books are profusely illustrated with in-text and fold-out diagrams, illustrations and maps. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear. Volume XIX lacks spine cover and has detached boards; volume XXII lacks front board and has detached rear board. Volumes show chipping to (detaching) spine covers. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers, labels are visible on rear endpapers. Withdrawal stamps in small type can be seen on rear flyleaves. Lightly age-toned pages are without library markings. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 7205

$20
Title: Report of the 60th-61st and 65th-70th Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1890-1891, 1895-1900
Number of Volumes: 8 volume set

The British Association for the Advancement of Science or the British Science Association, formerly known as the BA, is a learned society with the object of promoting science, directing general attention to scientific matters, and facilitating interaction between scientific workers. Membership is open to all. It was founded in 1831 and modelled on the German Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte. The prime mover was William Vernon Harcourt, following a suggestion by Sir David Brewster, who was disillusioned with the elitist and conservative attitude of the Royal Society.

The Association was parodied by English novelist Charles Dickens as 'The Mudfog Society for the Advancement of Everything' in The Mudfog Papers (1837 – 38). (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Notes: Bound in brown leatherette with gilt stamping. The work is illustrated with charts, graphs and maps, some of which fold out. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 7206

$20
Title: Crybaby Calf
Authors: Helen & Alf Evers
Publisher: Rand McNally & Company
Printing Year: 1942 In Scarce Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards showing title character, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature. The work contains color illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages and illustrated endpapers. Front flyleaf has small tear along fore edge. Two other pages show small tears at their fore edges. Intact dustjacket shows small tears along bottom edge of front cover. This unpaginated book measures approximately 7" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7207

$300
Title: Higgelti Piggelti Pop! oder es muss im Leben mehr als alles geben: Geschichte und Bilder von Maurice Sendak
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag (Zurich)
Printing Year: 1969 Author-Signed First German Edition of "Higglety Pigglety Pop!"

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

It should be noted that this title belongs to a group of autographed Sendak books, often containing original ink sketches by the author, which are being offered in this auction. These volumes were part of the personal collection of Dr. Donald Davis Eddy, who had for many years a joint appointment in the English Department and the Department of Rare Books at Cornell University.

This elegiac fantasy traces the journey of a terrier, Jennie, to a wider world of artistic experience, including a climactic performance in the Mother Goose World Theater. The author has signed the book on the front flyleaf and has included an additional drawing of a piglet with a sign saying hello above his signature. In original dustjacket. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7208

$70
Title: Roughing It
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: American Publishing Company (Hartford, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 1872 First Edition First State

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work by Mark Twain, a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by the famous American humorist. It was written during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book "Innocents Abroad." The following points identify it as a first state of this edition: a perfect "My" line 3 on page xi and on page 19; on page 242 lines 20-21 read "premises-said he/was occupying his." A capital "E" in Eastern page 330; a capital "T" in trees appears on page 156; "thirteenth" is also on page 156. -xviii, publisher's advertisement appears on final page.

Binding is shaken. Double frontispiece illustrations and title page are detached. The volume lacks spine cover. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 591 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7209

$150
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Four drawings taken from these titles: "Hector Protector," "Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present," and "Lullabies and Night Songs"

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1965, 1962
Dimensions: Unframed, prints measure approximately 13" x 17 1/2", 10 1/2" x 14" and 18 1/2" x 10"

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are,"published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

The works are in very good condition, showing mild examples of handling, all outside image areas. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7210

$50
Title: History of Madison County, State of New York
Author: Mrs. L. M. Hammond
Publisher: Truair, Smith, & Co., Book and Job Printers (Syracuse)
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details:This antique volume is a scarce history of Madison County, New York, that is today part of the Syracuse metropolitan area. The work is illustrated with portraits and full-page engravings. The volume shows significant external age/wear, with chipped spine cover detached at front gutter. Pages are clean. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 774 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7211

$60
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique children's 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: $32.50
Lot 7212

$200
Title: Horae Hebraicae Et Talmudicae In Acta Apostolorum, Partem Aliquam Epistolae Ad Romanos, et Priorem Ad Corinthios. Cum Indicibus Locorum Scripturae, Rerumque Ac Verborum Necessariis Editat Juxta Exemplar e Museo Jo. Benedecti Carpzovi
Author: John Lightfoot
Publisher: Apud Viduam Johannis a Someren (Amsterdam)
Printing Year: 1679

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum with handwritten black lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of this excellent work on the talmudic influences on the New Testament. John Lightfoot (March 29, 1602 – December 6, 1675) was an English churchman, rabbinical scholar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. The first part of this work deals with the gospels, the second with the stories of the apostles and the letters to the Romans and Corinthians. This work is edited by Johann Benedict Carpzov II (1639–1699), a German Christian theologian and Hebraist.

This well-preserved volume shows mild external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 124 / 135 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7213

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Recollections of Italy, England and America by Chateaubriand - Dated 1816 - Likely first U.S. edition; lacks preliminary pages and title page
- Les Crusoes Rivaux by Clementina Nolte - Dated 1854 by M. Constant - Illustrated frontispiece; leather binding lacks spine cover
- Barbara Blomberg by Georg Ebers - Dated 1897 by D. Appleton - Volumes I and II; gilt stamping
- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - Dated 1888 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Decorative gilt stamping and floral patterned boards
- The Fishermen of Gamp's Island by Miss C. Cheesbro - Dated 1865 by Carlton & Porter

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 7214

$110
Title: Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Author: Edgar Allen Poe
Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1933 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial label to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. The work contains plates and tipped-in color illustrations by Harry Clarke. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11" and contains 412 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7215

$10
This group of 12 volumes include titles that deal exclusively with the beliefs of the Jehovah's Witnesses. 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: $10.50
Lot 7216

$24
This shelf lot includes the group of children's 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: $36.50
Lot 7217

$26
Title: Report of the 55th, 57th-59th, 76th-80th Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Publisher: John Murray
Printing Year: 1885, 1887-1889, 1906-1910
Number of Volumes: 9 volume set

The British Association for the Advancement of Science or the British Science Association, formerly known as the BA, is a learned society with the object of promoting science, directing general attention to scientific matters, and facilitating interaction between scientific workers. Membership is open to all. It was founded in 1831 and modelled on the German Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte. The prime mover was William Vernon Harcourt, following a suggestion by Sir David Brewster, who was disillusioned with the elitist and conservative attitude of the Royal Society.

The Association was parodied by English novelist Charles Dickens as 'The Mudfog Society for the Advancement of Everything' in The Mudfog Papers (1837 – 38). (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Notes: Bound in brown leatherette with gilt stamping. The work is illustrated with charts, graphs and maps, some of which fold out. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 7218

$110
Title: A Grammar of the Persian Language
Author: Sir William Jones
Publisher: J. Murray & S. Highley (London)
Printing Year: 1797 Fourth Edition with Index

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce edition of a work long recognized as a classic of Orientalism. Sir William Jones (September 28, 1746 – April 27, 1794) was an English philologist and scholar of ancient India, particularly known for his proposition of the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages. He was also the founder of the Asiatic Society. The grammar was first printed in 1771, marking one highlight of a long and distinguished career in Arabic and Asiatic scholarship, during the course of which Sir William became the first English scholar to master Sanskrit. This grammar of the Persian language is still considered one of the best text-books on the subject.

Volume is disbound. The binding of the volume is split at front hinge. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional light foxing. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 148 pages plus 3 pages of advertisement and 38 unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7219

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

- Source Records of the Great War by Charles F. Horne - Dated 1930 by American Legion - Volumes I through VII complete set; illustrated with drawings, photos maps and charts with bright gilt stamping on covers

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: $16.50
Lot 7220

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of facsimile titles by the Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, followed at the end by a study / reference work relating to antique children's literature. All items are in excellent condition:

- A Singular Story by "H. Retrac" - Dated 1981 by Toronto Public Library - bound in brown pictorial cloth measuring 8"x 10". Handwritten with beautiful B&W illustrations by the author.
- The Story of Lionbruno by Beatrice Corrigan - Dated 1976 by Toronto Public Library
- Beatrice Crane Her Book (The 2nd) June 1st 1879 by Walter Crane - Dated 1983 by Toronto Public Library
- The History of Gog and Magog, the Champions of London by John Galt - Dated 1985 by Toronto Public Library
- Ministering Angels: A Study of Nineteenth-century Evangelical Writings for Children by Margaret Nancy Cutt - Dated 1979 by Five Owl Press - volume is in protective plastic cover

Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7221

$24
This auction lot includes the following title:

- Our Country by Benson Lossing - Dated 1876 by Johnson & Miles - Volumes I and II; leather binding with engraved illustrations throughout

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: $13.50
Lot 7222

$110
Title: The Collected Stories
Author: Jean Stafford
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Printing Year: 1969 First Printing Inscribed by Author

Condition/Details: Bound in purple cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce copy of a collection of the stories that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1970. The author was best known for her short fiction, that often appeared in such literary magazines as "The New Yorker." Author's inscription to actress Barbara Hale on front flyleaf reads "For dear Barbara / from Jean with Love." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. It appears in its original dustjacket, in a mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 463 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7223

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell - Dated 1885 by Houghton Mifflin - Gilt and black stamping on cover; illustrated frontispiece
- Poems by Rev. Dwight Williams - Dated 1876 by Citizen Steam Press
- Songs from the Southland by S.F. Price - Dated 1890 by D. Lothrop - Illustrated frontispiece
- High Falcon and Other Poems by Leonie Adams - Dated 1929 by John Day
- The Earthly Paradise by William Morris - Dated 1870 by Roberts Brothers - Ex-library; leather with raised bands, front board detached, lacking back board
- Vandyke-Brown Poems by Marc Cook - Dated 1883 by Lee and Shepard

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 7224

$200
Title: The Bar-Tender's Guide; or, How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks Containing Clear and Reliable Directions for Mixing All the Beverages Used in the United States, together with the Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes; Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, Etc., Etc., in Endless Variety
Author: Jerry Thomas
Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce bartender's guide. Front cover bears statement that this work is "an entirely new and enlarged edition." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Pages 77 to 82 show tears and folds to edges, several other pages show dog ears. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 130 pages plus 46 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7225

$35
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on U.S. 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: $46.50
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