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Lot 6001

$275

Title: Little Bear's Visit
Author: Else Holmelund Minarik
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1961
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early edition of this work signed by illustrator Maurice Sendak. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To the Eddy Collection - / Maurice Sendak." This title is part of the "I Can Read" book series.

Volume has laminated illustrated boards. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

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Lot 6002

$375

Title: Daily Resolves
Author: Booker T. Washington - Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Republican presidents. He was the dominant leader in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. Representative of the last generation of black American leaders born in slavery, he spoke on behalf of the large majority of blacks who lived in the South but had lost their ability to vote through disfranchisement by southern legislatures. Historians note that Washington, "advised, networked, cut deals, made threats, pressured, punished enemies, rewarded friends, greased palms, manipulated the media, signed autographs, read minds with the skill of a master psychologist, strategized, raised money, always knew where the camera was pointing, traveled with an entourage, waved the flag with patriotic speeches, and claimed to have no interest in partisan politics. In other words, he was an artful politician." While his opponents called his powerful network of supporters the "Tuskegee Machine," Washington maintained control because of his ability to gain support of numerous groups including influential whites and the black business, educational and religious communities nationwide. He advised on financial donations from philanthropists, and avoided antagonizing white Southerners with his accommodation to the political realities of the age of Jim Crow segregation.

Publisher: Ernest Nister
City: London / New York
Year: 1896
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 15 unnumbered pages (including frontispiece and title page)
Width: 4" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of Washington's very rare and fragile first book, a compilation of life- affirming aphorisms. Author's signature appears on a slip of paper attached to front endpaper. This paper was probably trimmed from a letter on Tuskegee school letterhead (signature appears over typed word "Principal"). his title appears as part of the "Gem Series".

Antique volume is bound in half white pebbled cloth stamped in gilt with chromolithograph on other half showing maple leaf and hour glass. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This handsome, delicate work is illustrated with 7 chromolithographs that show brightly.

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Lot 6003

$120

Title: Slavery and the Domestic Slave-Trade in the United States. In a Series of Letters Addressed to the Executive Committee of the American Union for the Relief and Improvement of the Colored Race
Author: E. A. Andrews
Publisher: Light & Stearns
City: Boston
Year: 1836
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 201 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with printed paper spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and soiling to covers. Upper half of front spine edge is cracked. Binding is solid. Endpapers are foxed. Pages display occasional light foxing.

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Lot 6004

$70

Title: Tropic of Cancer
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: Grove Press, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1961
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxiii/318 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Tropic of Cancer" is a novel by Henry Miller which has been described as "notorious for its candid sexuality" and as responsible for the "free speech that we now take for granted in literature." It was first published in 1934 by the Obelisk Press in Paris, France, but this edition was banned in the United States. Its publication in 1961 in the U.S. by Grove Press led to obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography in the early 1960s. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the book non-obscene. It is widely regarded as an important masterpiece of 20th century literature.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed early printing of this Grove Press edition of this important literary work. Henry Miller's signature appears on title page over the date "1/12/67." This edition has an introduction by American poet Karl Shapiro.

Volume is bound in blue and black faux marbled boards with black cloth spine, with silver lettering on spine and facsimile signature on front board. The volume shows light external age/wear, with moderate edgewear and light shelf bumping along the book edges. The text block is solidly bound with clean, crisp pages, with a thin water marking on the page edges, approximately one inch long.

Original intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear and small closed tear at top edge of front panel. Price on front flap has been obscured. Jacket is now preserved in mylar.

Included with this volume is a certificate of authenticity from GAI certifying the signature, with a number of GV46886.



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Lot 6005

$60

Title: Lives of the Presidents of the United States; with Biographical Notices of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence; Sketches of the Most Remarkable Events in the History of the Country, from Its Discovery to the Present Time; and a General View of Its Present Condition. Embellished with a Portrait of Each of the Presidents and Forty-Five Engravings
Author: Robert W. Lincoln
Publisher: A. K. White, & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1833
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/500 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering and decorative design to spine and borders of covers. Book shows external wear, with chipping to spine and minor loss at edges and corners. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. Title page has closed tear to lower left corner. Foxing and (faint) marginal staining can be seen throughout.

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Lot 6006

$120

Title: My Life
Author: Bill Clinton - William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation. Clinton has been described as a New Democrat. Many of his policies have been attributed to a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance.

Born and raised in Arkansas, Clinton became both a student leader and a skilled musician. He is an alumnus of Georgetown University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Kappa Psi and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. He is married to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 and who was a Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. Both Clintons received law degrees from Yale Law School, where they met and began dating. As Governor of Arkansas, Clinton overhauled the state's education system, and served as Chair of the National Governors Association.

Clinton was elected president in 1992, defeating incumbent president George H. W. Bush. As president, Clinton presided over the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in American history. He signed into law the North American Free Trade Agreement. He implemented Don't ask, don't tell, a controversial intermediate step to full gay military integration. After the failed Clinton health care plan attempt, the Republican Party won control of the Congress in 1994 for the first time in 40 years. Two years later, the re-elected Clinton became the first member of the Democratic Party since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a second full term as president. He successfully passed welfare reform and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, providing health coverage for millions of children. Later, he was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice in a scandal involving a White House intern, but was acquitted by the U.S. Senate and served his complete term of office. The Congressional Budget Office reported a budget surplus between the years 1998 and 2000, the last three years of Clinton's presidency.

Clinton left office with the highest end-of-office approval rating of any U.S. president since World War II. Since then, he has been involved in public speaking and humanitarian work. Based on his philanthropic worldview, Clinton created the William J. Clinton Foundation to promote and address international causes such as prevention of AIDS and global warming. In 2004, he released his autobiography "My Life." He has remained active in politics by campaigning for Democratic candidates, most notably for his wife's campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, and then Barack Obama's presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012. In 2009, he was named United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti, and after the 2010 Haiti earthquake he teamed with George W. Bush to form the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Since leaving office, Clinton has been rated highly in public opinion polls of U.S. presidents.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 2004
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 957/xlii
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "My Life" is a 2004 autobiography written by former President of the United States Bill Clinton, who left office on January 20, 2001. It was released on June 22, 2004. The book was published by the Knopf Publishing Group; the book sold in excess of 2,250,000 copies. Clinton had received what was at the time the world's highest book advance fee, believed to have been worth US$12 million; at the announcement of media personality Oprah Winfrey's future weight loss book, it was said that her undisclosed advance fee had broken this record. In April 2008, the Clintons' tax records confirmed that the advance for My Life was actually $15 million.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by author Bill Clinton. Autograph appears on title page.

Book is in excellent condition.

Dust jacket is in mylar cover.

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Lot 6007

$50

Title: The World's Rail Way: Historical, Descriptive, Illustrative
Author: J. G. Pangborn
Publisher: Winchell Printing Company
City: New York
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 164 pages plus 9 pages of index
Width: 11.75" Height: 14.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light brown suede with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design depicting train on front cover. Book shows significant external wear, with cracking to spine edges, scuffing and staining at edges. Binding is sound. Interior is clean and bright. Handsomely illustrated with (color) vignettes at margins depicting various steam locomotives and portraits of men who played major roles in the development of train travel.

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Lot 6008

$90

Title: The Christopher Robin Verses: Being"When We Were Very Young" and "Now We Are Six" with a Preface for Parents
Author: A. A. Milne - Alan Alexander Milne was a British author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work.
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1932
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 210 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and a pictorial design depicting boy carrying fishing rod. Book shows mild external wear, with discoloration to spine and edges of covers. Binding is firm. Endpapers display browning. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated, containing color plates, in-text and full-page drawings by English artist and book illustrator Ernest H. Shepard.

Intact pictorial dust jacket has small tears at ends of spine and edges.

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Lot 6009

$140

Details: Every page of this ephemera album holds some item of interest, whether it is an antique or vintage photo, antique engravings, original watercolors, or autographs.

Of particular interest are the old photographs: an 1879 U.S. Army artillery captain stationed at Fort Hamilton, NY; a beautiful, large, hand-colored Victorian portrait of a lady in 1860s dress; a 1920s picture of an automobile repair shop; a glamour shot of ladies (flappers?) vamping it up in the '20s; firemen and their antique fire engines; a grocer's delivery van from Rochester; an old-fashioned country hardware store, complete with geezers warming themselves at the wood stove; a WWI war bond rally; three Victorian young ladies dressed for "The Mikado," and a cabinet card showing a Native American woman in traditional indian dress -- with U.S. flags.

Also included are signed pictures of Fess "Davy Crockett" Parker, child star Bobby Benson, and the actor Douglass Montgomery. Also present is a portrait signed by the photographer Ned Hungerford.

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Condition / Notes: The material in this album is in very good condition; and the album itself is excellent.

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Lot 6010

$35

Details: These matching lidded brass Chinese cloisonne urns or ginger jars are a lovely medium blue with pink and yellow flowers, butterflies, and green foliage. They show first quality workmanship, and are about 10" tall and 9.5" in diameter.

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Condition / Notes: These urns are in excellent condition with no damage whatsoever.


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Lot 6011

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Comprehensive Goegraphy" (A. S. Barnes & Company, Publishers, 1882) by James Monteith, and "Cobb's Expositor, or Sequel to the Spelling-Book" (Chapman & Flagler, 1833) by Lyman Cobb.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 6012

$90

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.


Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.

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Lot 6013

$35

Title: The Annals of Roger de Hoveden. Comprising the History of England and Other Countries of Europe from A.D. 732 to A.D. 1201
Author: Roger of Hoveden
Translor: Henry T. Riley
Publisher: H. G. Bohn
City: London
Year: 1853
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt-lettered labels and decorative designs to spine. Ex-library books show external wear, with minor loss of material to spine covers and edges and at outside corners of boards. Some minor scrape marks appear at edges. Bindings are tight. Library stamps are visible on title pages and edges of text block, with pencil markings to versos and the customary attachments at rear of volumes. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and without markings.

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Lot 6014

$20

Details: This is an original serigraph on paper, entitled "Erie," signed in pencil by the artist in pencil in bottom margin and numbered 73/160. Paper size is approximately 30" x 42.5". This work is accompanied by certificate of authenticity.
Condition / Notes: This work shows a small closed tear at lower right corner. No creases, punctures or markings are visible.

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Lot 6015

$140

Book Details: The seven vintage National Cash Register manuals in this lot were designed to help troubleshoot and repair cash registers. The manuals feature large, clear illustrations of the internal parts and workings of the machines, with written explanations. These manuals were published between 1928 and 1941. The longest of these slim volumes runs to 176 pages; the shortest is 52.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books 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. A couple of these manuals have suffered water damage and have pages stuck together. With careful handling, these can be separated without further damage to the pages.


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Lot 6016

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of "The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century" (Smith, Elder, & Co., 1869) and "Golden Thoughts on Mother, Home and Heaven from Poetic and Prose Literature of Ages and All Lands" (A. T. Hubbard, 1882), with an introduction by Rev. Theo. L. Cuyler.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 6017

$20

Details: There are ten empty, vintage Chase & Sanborn coffee cans in this lot. Six are 6.5" tall, 2 lb. cans, and four are 3.5" tall, 1 lb. cans.

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Condition / Notes: These cans show some oxidation, especially on the lids, but are otherwise in very good condition with no paint loss. One 1 lb. is dented toward the bottom (see photo), but the others are fine.

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Lot 6018

$55

Title: Money in Motion: The Social Function of Banking
Author: Arthur C. Holden
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1940
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/242 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in bue cloth with stamped silver lettering to spine. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name appears on top edge of text block. A small number of pages display faint pencil underlining. Pages are otherwise clean and bright. This work contains tables, a chart and appendices.

Intact dust jacket shows mild soiling and previous owner's name in pencil at top margin of front cover. Jacket is now in mylar cover.

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Lot 6019

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Philadelphia history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "The Jews of Philadelphia: Their History from the Earliest Settlements to the Present Time" (The Levytype Company, 1894) by Henry Samuel Morais, and "History of St. Matthew's Church, Francisville, Philadelphia, 1822-1925" (St. Matthew's Church, 1925).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 6020

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of literary works in antique decorative binding shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Remarks by Bill Nye" (A. L. Bancroft & Co., 1887) and "Flute and Violin and Other Kentucky Tales and Romances" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1899).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 6021

$35

Book Details: This lively assortment of collectible vintage and antique literature includes poetry and fiction, some of it decorative. Noted authors include Marianne Moore, the indefatigable Marie Corelli, and a rare first edition of the scarce first book by Robert Ruark. "Mary Seaham," by Elizabeth Caroline Grey, appears in an attractive modern binding. "Silver Lining," by Ruth Wolfe Fuller, narrates the experiences of a WWI war bride. "Rosecroft" (1881) is signed by its author, William M.F. Round.

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


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Lot 6022

$110

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.

Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.


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Lot 6023

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Pennsylvania history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Portrait and Biographical Record of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania" (Chapman Publishing Co., 1897, ex-library), "Centennial Fourth of July Oration, Delivered at Chester, Penna." (J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1876, ex-library, with detached pages) signed by author Isaac T. Coates, and "Address Delivered at Laying of Corner-Stone of the Bucks County Courthouse, October 3, 1877" (uncredited publisher, n.d., ex-library) signed by author W. W. H. Davis.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 6024

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art reference and history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Michelcomte: Twenty Years, 1979-1999" (te Neues Publishing Company, 1999, dust jacket) and a first edition of "Jack Bilbo: An Autobiography" (The Modern Art Gallery Ltd., 1948, dust jacket).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 6025

$25

Title: Burke's Descriptive Guide; or, the Visitor's Companion to Niagara Falls: Its Strange and Wonderful Localities
Author:
Publisher: Andrew Burke
City: Buffalo
Year: circa 1855
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 5.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique string-bound volume has front wrapper showing loss of upper fourth and lower right corner. Rear wrapper has small tears at corners and along spine edge. Both wrappers display soiling and/or staining. Title page and initial pages of text are also stained. Final two pages have small tears and faint staining. Remaining pages are lightly foxed with occasional marginal markings. This book contains three intact fold-out plates offering panoramic views of Niagara Falls. This work also has numerous in-text and full-page illustrations, as well as a small number of vignettes.

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Lot 6026

$40

Book Details: Most of this assortment of art history and reference books are large format or coffee table books, and while the masters of painting (Giotto, van Gogh, Delacroix, Modigliani, etc.) are covered in some volumes, this collection is strongest in coverage of graphic arts and prints, cinema, and American art.

Volumes include works on the engravings of Paul Revere, the paintings of Albert Bierstadt, Ray Bradbury on the art of Playboy, Broadways musicals, and the art of Saul Steinberg and Rube Goldberg.

Graphic arts and prints are covered in volumes on the etchings of Goya and the drawings of Escher, as well as many others.

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


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Lot 6027

$20

Details: Three interesting old coins comprise this lot. The oldest is a two kopek coin from Russia, issued in 1811 by Tsar Alexander I, complete with double-headed eagle. Next is an 1827 capped bust half-dollar, still in fairly decent shape but with a curious scratch on it. The third coin is a 1934 silver Washington quarter.

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Condition / Notes: All three coins show wear, but are in good condition.

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Lot 6028

$80

Details: There are 26 Kennedy half-dollars in this lot, including two 1964 silver ones in protective sleeves. These half-dollars are from the 1960s and 1960s. Some are composite; some are silver.
Condition / Notes: These coins are generally in very good or excellent condition.

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Lot 6029

$120

Details: Two unusual pairs of antique eyeglasses highlight this group of collectible estate items. One is a pince-nez on a chain; the other an odd, 19th pair with 14K gold frames and tiny trapezoidal lenses.

Other items in this lot include a smart, Deco-style yellow celluloid pencil sharpener, a box different pen nibs, an unusual painted, cast metal, cedar-lined humidor from Japan, and a brass menorah made in Israel.

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Condition / Notes: These items are all intact and in generally good condition, with some normal signs of age.

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Lot 6030

$25

Title: Works
Author: Robert Browning - Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1898
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in leatherette with stamped gilt lettering to spines. With detached front cover to volume containing "Pauline, Paracelsus, Pippa Passes, King Victor and Charles" and to volume offering texts of "Men and Women," "In a Balcony," and "Dramatis Personae." Books otherwise generally show mild external wear. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 6031

$15

Title: Lessings Werke
Author: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg.

Editor: Richard Gosche
Publisher: G. Grotes'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
City: Berlin
Year: 1880
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half leatherette with marbled paper-covered boards, raised spines and gilt-lettered spine labels. Books shows external wear, with loss of material at head and visible vertical cracking along the mid-section spine of second volume. Remaining volumes display mild edgewear, with occasional scuffing. Books have marbled endpapers and edges. Bindings are tight. Previous owner's name appears on blank preliminary page of each volume. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains full-page and in-text illustrations.

Texts are in German.

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Lot 6032

$20

Title: History of Hudson River Lodge, No. 607, Free and Accepted Masons, Newburgh, N. Y., from January 11, 1866, to June 19, 1896, with an Appendix Containing a List of the Officers; the Names, Occupation, Date of Initiation, Affiliation, or Dimission of Members, and Other Changes in Membership; a List of Honorary Members; Names of Deceased Members; Catalogue of Books, Pictures, Relics, etc. with the Names of the Donors
Author: Charles H. Halstead
Publisher: Order of the Lodge
City: Newburgh, New York
Year: 1896
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/392 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth over beveled boards, with gilt lettering to spine and gilt masonic seal to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers and some light edgewear. Binding is firm. A small amount of foxing can be seen on frontispiece portrait and tissue guard. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 6033

$300

Details: The most recent coins in this vintage collection are from 1976, but the great majority of coins are decades older. There are about 100 Washington quarters, about 48 Mercury and Eisenhower dimes, about 68 buffalo nickels and 128 Jefferson ones, and 6.5 rolls of pennies. There are also about 100 Canadian coins of all denominations.

In addition, there is a complete framed collection of "U.S. 20th Century Type Coins," and a 1967 Jerusalem specimen set of coins from Israel.

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Condition / Notes: These coins run the gamut in condition, all the way from poor to uncirculated with every grade in between.

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Lot 6034

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Philadelphia history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of David Paul Brown's "The Forum; or Forty Years Full Practice at the Philadelphia Bar" (Robert H. Small, 1856) and "The Philadelphia Medical Register and Directory, with a List of the Physicians in Camden County" (Collins, Printer, 1878).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. It should be noted that volumes of "The Forum" lack spine covers.

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Lot 6035

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on American military history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume first edition of John J. Pershing's "My Experiences in the World War" (Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1931) and W. G. Brownlow's "Sketches of the Rise, Progress and Decline of Secession; with a Narrative of Personal Adventures among the Rebels" (George W. Childs, 1862).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 6036

$130

Title: Modelling Late Victorian Battleships
Author: Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photos, diagrams and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.

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Lot 6037

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on the history of finance, commerce, and industry shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "How To Train Works for War Industries: A Manual of Tested Training Procedures" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1942, in dust jacket) edited by Alvin E. Dodd & James O. Rice, "The Modern Grocery Store" (The Progressive Grocer, 1931) edited by Carl W. Dipman, and a first edition of "Money: Gold, Silver and Paper" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934) by Francis W. Hirst.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 6038

$50

Book Details: With one exception, this books in this collection of early Connecticut history are themselves antique. All will be useful to genealogists as well as to those interested in the colonial period, old Yankee cemeteries and gravestones, Congregational parishes, and local histories. Titles include "Biographical Record of Tolland & Windham Counties, Conn.," and "The Face the Rising Sun," about the Unity Burial Ground in Trumbull, CT. Two other books about Trumbull concern the history of the First Congregational Church. The history of the First Congregational Church of Suffield, CT is referenced in two volumes; and the remaining book, dated 1898, concerns the bicentennial celebration and statistics of the church in Preston, CT.

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


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Lot 6039

$10

Book Details: Each of these antique books of theology and religion is charmingly small, little enough to fit in a pocket. One is a solemn instruction book for teachers in Baptist Sunday schools, but most are meant for personal study and edification. One is in German, for Catholics. All date from the first half of the 19th century.

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