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Lot 6344

$100

Details: This group of antique and vintage ephemera offers a wide variety of art, art prints, maps, and needlework. Included are silhouettes, engravings, plates from 19th century fashion magazines like Godey's and Graham's, original, colored fashion design sketches from 1947, and a portfolio of black & white photographs of different Nigerian peoples by G.D. Schneider.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6345

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique boys' adventure books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "The Airship Boys Due North or By Balloon to the Pole" (The Reilly & Britton Co., Publishers, 1910) and "The Wreck of the Circus" (Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, 1897, ex-library) by James Otis.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6346

$30

Book Details: Several of the handsome books in this collection of antique American history are half-leather, and/or marbleized, and quite decorative. Titles include "The Discovery of America" by John Fiske (1893), an illustrated, 1891 "Handbook of the U.S." with maps; and vol. II of the 1859 report of the Commissioner of Patents, a book which is as intriguing as it is good-looking.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6347

$90

Details: There are around 90 copies of vintage ship modeling magazines in this lot, and all but one date from the early 1930s. One copy of "Model Make & Model Boats" was issued in 1965, and about a half-dozen copies are issues of "Marine Models;" but the overwhelming majority of titles are either "The Shipmodeler" or "Ships and Ship Models."

"The Shipmodeler" was an American periodical; the other three were published in Great Britain.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 6348

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on travel and exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Tramp Trip: How To See Europe on Fifty Cents a Day" (Harper & Brothers, 1887) by Lee Meriwether, and "Town and Country; or, Life at Home and Abroad, without and within Us" (J. Buffum, 1856).

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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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6349

$10

Title: The Reign of Causality: A Vindication of the Scientific Principle of Telic Causal Efficiency
Author: Robert Watts
Publisher: T. & T. Clark
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/414 plus 6 pages of publisher's advertisments
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth. Ex-library book shows external wear, with fraying at ends and along edges of spine. Paper label with call number is taped at lower portion of spine. Very minor loss is visible at outside corners of boards. Name of library is stamped to bottom edge of text block. Rear hinge is cracked. Antique bookplate is visible on front pastedown. Library stamp appears on title page. Card pock, due date slip and bar code are attached to rear pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6350

$110

Book Details: The earliest of these antique automotive tour books is King's Official Route Guide, a 1912 volume on the Midwest, New York, and Ontario. The AAA gets into the act with a 1915 guide to New England. The other two books date from the early 1920s, and cover the New England and East Coast. One is an ALA Guide; the other is "Mixer's Motor Maps and Tours."

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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 6351

$20

Title: English Literature: An Illustrated Record in Four Volumes
Author: Edmund Gosse - Sir Edmund William Gosse CB was an English poet, author and critic; the son of Philip Henry Gosse and Emily Bowes, Richard Garnett - Richard Garnett C.B. was a scholar, librarian, biographer and poet. He was son of Richard Garnett, an author, philologist (historical linguist) and assistant keeper of printed books in the British Museum.

Born at Lichfield in England, and educated at a school in Bloomsbury, he entered the British Museum in 1851 (the year following his father's death) as an assistant librarian. In 1875, he became superintendent of the Reading Room, in 1881, editor of the General Catalogue of Printed Books, and in 1890 until his retirement in 1899, Keeper of Printed Books.

His literary works include numerous translations from the Greek, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese; several books of verse; the book of short stories "The Twilight of the Gods" (1888, 16 stories; 12 stories added in the 1903 edition); biographies of Thomas Carlyle, John Milton, William Blake, and others; "The Age of Dryden" (1895); a "History of Italian Literature"; "English Literature: An Illustrated Record" (with Edmund Gosse); and many articles for encyclopaedias and the Dictionary of National Biography. He also discovered and edited some unpublished poems of Shelley ("Relics of Shelley," 1862) and edited the republication of the newly discovered poetry collection "Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire" in 1898. His poem "Where Corals Lie" was set to music by Sir Edward Elgar as part of Sea Pictures and was first performed in 1899. Long interested in astrology, in 1880 he published a monograph on the subject, "The Soul and the Stars," in the University Magazine under the peusdonym "A.G. Trent"; ill health prevented him from writing more on the subject.

The writer, critic and editor Edward Garnett was his son, the translator Constance Garnett was his daughter-in-law, and the Bloomsbury Group writer David (Bunny) Garnett was his grandson.

Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1903-1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with printed paper labels to spine. Books show moderate external wear, with light soiling to covers and minor chipping to labels. Binding of first volume is cracked at last page of text. Bindings of remaining volumes are firm. Pencil annotations can be seen on front flyleaves. Interiors are clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated with plates, including numerous facsimiles (including fold-out reproductions of letters and texts), and a great number of in-text illustrations. Frontispiece of second volume is detached.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 6352

$45

Title: Denslow's Tom Thumb
Author: W. W. Denslow - William Wallace Denslow, usually credited as W. W. Denslow, was an illustrator and caricaturist remembered for his work in collaboration with author L. Frank Baum, especially his illustrations of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Denslow was an editorial cartoonist with a strong interest in politics, which has fueled political interpretations of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

Publisher: G. W. Dillingham Co., Publishers
City: New York
Year: circa 1915
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce work by noted Oz illustrator William Wallace Denslow (May 5, 1856 - May 27, 1915). First issued by Dillingham in 1903, this is a nice reprint edition with bright chromolithographs.

Antique volume is bound in stiff pictorial wrappers showing large mouse and harlequin figure. Detached covers show chipping and/or creasing at corners. First page of text shows light soiling along margins. Final page of text has tear at top right-hand corner. The book contains 12 unnumbered pages.



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Lot 6353

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art, architecture and photography books shown in the corresponding image(s).. This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Ancient Greek art:

- Greek Vases in the National Museum of National History Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C. by Shirley J. Schwarz - Dated 1996 by "L'Erma" di Bretschneider (Rome) - dustjacket
- Fourth-Century Styles in Greek Sculpture by Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway - Dated 1997 by University of Wisconsin Press - dustjacket
- Athens: The City beneath the City: Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations by Parlama & Stampolidis - Dated 2001 by N. P. Goulandris Foundation / Museum of Cycladic Art - exhibition catalogue in dustjacket, front hinge cracked
- Die Antikensammlung in Pergamonmuseum und in Charlottenburg - Dated 1992 by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Philipp von Zabern (Mainz)
- L'altare di Pergamo: il fregio di Telefo - Dated 1996 by Leonardo Arte - exhibition catalogue in wrappers
- Il Tesoro di Hera: Scoperte nel santuario di Hera Lacinia a capo colonna di Crotone by Roberto Spadea - Dated 1996 by Museo Barracco - exhibition catalogue in wrappers

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Condition / Notes: These books are well preserved.

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Lot 6354

$10

Book Details: Many classic authors appear in this lot of vintage and antique literature, including Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, and John Masefield. Early twentieth century modern authors, such as Ford Madox Ford and Djuna Barnes, are also included.

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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 6355

$25

Title: Surge Phenomena: Seven Years' Research for the Central Electricity Board (1933-1940)
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The British Electrical and Allied Industries Research Association
City: London
Year: 1941
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/426 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped gilt seal at center of front cover. Book shows external wear, with small tears along gutters and lightly bumped corners. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name is stamped at top edge of front flyleaf. Interior is clean and bright. This work contains many photographic illustrations, charts and diagrams.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6356

$100

Title: Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle - Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, historical novels and humours ('Exploits of Brigadier E.Gerard').
Publisher: A. L. Burt Company, Publishers
City: New York
Year: circa 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 307 pages plus 8 pages of advertisement
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light green cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design in black and red depicting tow guns appears on front cover. Book shows mild wear. Binding is tight. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without marking.

Intact dust jacket shows light soiling and small tears at edges.

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Lot 6357

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Tillie: A Mennonite Maid. A Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch" (The Century Co., 1904) by Helen R. Martin, "Lives and Letters of Abelard and Heloise" (M. Doolady, 1861) by O. W. Wight, "The Potiphar Papers" (Hurst and Company, Publishers, n.d.) by George William Curtis.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6358

$15

Title: Gynecological and Obstetrical Monographs
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1931
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 16 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show varying degrees of shelfwear. Bindings are tight. Interiors are clean and bright. This work contains a large number of b&w illustrations,

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 6359

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literary works in English and French shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Works of William Shakspeare, Comprising His Dramatic and Poetical Works, Complete; Accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected Copy Left by the Late George Stevens, Esq. with a Glossary and Notes, and a Memoir, by Alexander Chalmers" (Phillips, Sampson, and Company7, 1854) , a two volume edition of "Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers" (Ticknor and Fields, 1854/1865) by Thomas De Quincey, and "Contes d'Hamilton" (P. Didot l'Aine, 1815, three volumes bound as one).

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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 6360

$70

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

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Lot 6361

$275

Details: This large and varied collection of vintage postcards largely dates from a world cruise in the 1930s. Along with linen cards, a great many black & white real photo postcards (RPPCs) are in this lot.

These cards come from all over the world, including various places in the Pacific and Indian oceans, such as Java, India, Japan, Australia, and Hawaii. South Africa is strongly represented in this collection, with cards from Rhodesia, too. A small number of cards show European scenes, and other cards are from many places in the U.S., Bermuda, Cuba, the Bahamas, and Brazil.

One group of ten colored photographic postcards from Japan features charmingly sedate, tasteful girlie poses. Another group of six Japanese cards are hand-painted on thin wood panels. Other pictures include ocean liners, homes of famous Hollywood movie stars, unusual stops, such as the Seychelles Islands, native Africans in tribal dress, etc. There are hundreds of cards in this lot, with some wonderful finds.

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Condition / Notes: Most of the cards are unused, but a few bear messages and postage stamps. Some of the photo cards are curled. All postcards are clean and intact, without tears.

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Lot 6362

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the antique American newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These elephant folios contain issues of the British American, official organ for the association of the same name, published in New York City and Philadelphia (later issues only for the latter) for the years 1887-1899. These newspapers contain a wealth of information relating to political developments, both national and international, including editorials and reports on issues relating to the lives of British subjects in the United States, as well as urban life in the late-nineteenth century.

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Condition / Notes: Newspaper issues are contained in cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards (measuring approximately 16" x 21.5") and, in the case of earliest compilation, quarter-leather over cloth. Boards display some soiling and wear. Newspapers are largely clean and without markings. Later issues show greater amount of tearing, with some loss of material visible.

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Lot 6363

$10

Book Details: The oldest of these four vintage industrial tool and machinery catalogs is just under 100 years old; the youngest is 73 years old. They advertise twist drills and Link-Belt power chains made in Chicago, valves and pipe fittings from New York, and material handling machinery from Columbus, OH.

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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 6364

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Felix Riesenberg's "Cape Horn" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1939), "A Private Journal of John Glendy Sporston, U.S.N." (Sophia University & Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1968) edited by Shio Sakanishi, and "Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Works on the Canals of the State, for the Year Ending September 30, 1896, and on the Trade and Tonnage of the Canals for the Year 1896" (Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1897).

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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 6365

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume first edition of "The Poetical Works of John Skelton: With Notes, and Some Account of the Author and His Writings" (Thomas Rodd, 1843) and "The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell: Including Theodric, and Many Other Pieces Not Contained in Any Former Edition" (J. Crissy, 1837).

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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 the Skelton set has detached/detaching binding.

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Lot 6366

$25

Details: There are two vintage or antique electric fans in this lot. The older was made by Robbins & Myers, and has 8" brass blades and a heavy, cast iron base. The younger was is a Vornado, Jr. made by General Electric in a streamlined industrial, mid-century modern style.

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Condition / Notes: The R&M fan is dirty, with corrosion on the base. It is not known if it works. The Vornado fan works, and is dented on the top. Some of its paint is chipped.

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Lot 6367

$80

Title: A Call to Service
Author: John Kerry - John Forbes Kerry is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Kerry was the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2004 Presidential Election, who lost to incumbent President George W. Bush.

The son of an Army Air Corps veteran, Kerry was born in Aurora, Colorado. He attended boarding school in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and went on to graduate from Yale University class of 1966, where he majored in political science and became a member of the influential Skull and Bones secret society. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1966, and during 1968-1969 served an abbreviated four-month tour of duty in South Vietnam as officer-in-charge (OIC) of a Swift Boat. For that service, he was awarded combat medals that include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. Securing an early return to the United States, Kerry joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War in which he served as a nationally recognized spokesman and as an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War. He appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs where he deemed United States war policy in Vietnam to be the cause of "war crimes."

After receiving his J.D. from Boston College Law School, Kerry worked as an Assistant District Attorney and co-founded a private firm. He served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis from 1983 to 1985, where he worked on an early forerunner to the national Clean Air Act. He won a tight Democratic primary in 1984 for the U.S. Senate and was sworn in the following January. On the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he led a series of hearings from 1987 to 1989 which were a precursor to the Iran-Contra affair. He was an early backer of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but became a strong opponent of the subsequent war.

Kerry based his 2004 presidential campaign on opposition to the Iraq War. He and his running mate Senator John Edwards lost the race, finishing 35 electoral votes behind the Republican ticket headed by President George W. Bush (just 19 short of the 270 required for election). Subsequently he established the Keeping America's Promise PAC. Kerry became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2009, and in 2011 he was appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Having been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 94-3 on January 29, 2013, Kerry assumed the office on February 1, 2013.
Publisher: The Easton Press
City: Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: 2003
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/202 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is a scarce, signed limited first edition. In this book, Kerry "...presents his vision for America. Combining autobiography with policy, the Senator explains his views on international affairs, the economy, environmental and social issues, and national security." Kerry's signature appears on the limitation page, which denotes that this volume is number 249 of 1,550.

Volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, bright stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright, gilt-edged pages.

This volume comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Easton Press.





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Lot 6368

$30

Title: The Commercial Agency Register for July, 1874
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: McKillop & Sprague Co.
City: New York
Year: 1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 11" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce directory of businesses organized by state within the U.S., intended to provide financial information about the companies. The information about these countless firms include credit and capital rating, as well as their industry (tailor, tobacco, saloon, wagons). The Subscriber's Conditions notice indicates that the contents of the book are "Strictly Confidential".
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brick red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. The volume shows significant external wear, with loose boards and cracked gutters, and soiling and scuffing to covers. Edges of text block display light soiling and faint staining. The book has lightly toned pages. Some of the prelims are creased.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6369

$60

Title: Electrical Coronas: Their Basic Physical Mechanisms
Author: Leonard B. Loeb
Publisher: University of California Press
City: Berkley, CA
Year: 1965
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix/694 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in light blue cloth with stamped white lettering to spine. Previous owner's signature is stamped at top of front flyleaf. Book is otherwise in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Intact dust jacket shows light soiling and small tear at top of front panel.

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Lot 6370

$10

Book Details: Along with a number of books on Christian life and practice, this large collection of vintage and antique theology contains more scholarly works, such as a history of the early church before the Council of Nicea, a study of Origen, and titles such as "Religion and the Rise of Capitalism" and "Agnosticism."

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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 6371

$225

Details: This collection of antique photographs includes tintypes, ambrotypes, daguerreotypes, and more modern photos. Three of these come in elegant, plush-lined cases, two pictures are in matching wood frames, and two in small, gold metal frames.

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Condition / Notes: These photographs are in generally good condition.

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Lot 6372

$45

Details: This selection of antique and vintage collectible estate items is wide-ranging. Included are two Art Deco celluloid dress buckles, an ornate mate straw from Argentina, several fancy letter openers, including one with a snakeskin sheath, a rivet tool, a collection of World's Fair souvenirs, and a crystal insert and prisms for a candle holder.

Among the World's Fair souvenirs are six items from New York, 1939-40, including a Trylon and Perisphere thermometer, miniature salt & pepper shakers, two brooches, a tie clasp, and a tiny hinged cover from something. From the 1933-4 Chicago Century of Progress exhibition is an oval copper medallion embossed with a picture of the Sky Ride, and a silver-colored pendant. Also included is a tie clasp from the 1964 World's Fair with the New York State pavilion on it, and a copper letter opener from the 1936 Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland.

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Condition / Notes: These items are all in generally good condition.

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Lot 6373

$175

Title: The Present State of All Nations. Containing a Geographical, Natural, Commercial, and Political History of All the Countries in the Known World
Author: Tobias Smollett - Tobias George Smollett was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as "The Adventures of Roderick Random" (1748) and "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle" (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr. O. M. Brack, Jr. to correct variants.
Publisher: R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, and Robinson and Roberts
City: London
Year: 1768-1769
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: No
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce 18th-century work by Tobias Smollett, consisting of the first five volumes of an eight-volume set.

Antique set has leather rebacking to all volumes. Books has marbled paper-covered boards, with rubbing to covers and loss of material along edges and at corners. Lower margin of front covers are marked with annotations in ink. Bindings are firm. Antique bookplates appear on front pastedowns. Antique library markings are visible on verso of title pages. Previous owner's name can be seen on title pages. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with engraved plates offering views of major English and European cities and centers of culture and commerce, together with well-preserved fold-out maps of Ireland, Scotland, England, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia, Russia, Europe and the world.

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Lot 6374

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique collectible books on athletics shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a number of author-signed editions including a limited edition of "The Fight: An Essay" (The Elm Tree Press, 1929) by publisher Marjorie Barlow, a first American edition of "Courting Triumph" (Mayflower Books, Inc., 1978, in dust jacket), and "The Trail of the Sharp Cup: The Story of the Fifth Oldest Trophy in International Sports" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1974, in 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 6375

$175

Title: Mission Pavie Indo-Chine, 1879-1895: Etudes diverses 1. Recherches sur la litterature du Cambodge, du Laos et du Siam. 2. Recherches sur l'histoire du Cambodge, du Laos et du Siam
Author:
Publisher: Ernst Leroux, Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Width: 9.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set has been rebound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine.. Ex-library books present the customary markings and attachments. Second volume has small dent to fore edge of rear cover. Set otherwise shows mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedowns. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains in-text photographs and illustrations, as well as a number of attractive color & b&w plates depicting various aspects of the culture of Indochina.

Main text is in French, with a number of sample texts in Cambodian, Thai and/or Laotian.

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Lot 6376

$110

Title: Translations from the Chinese and Armenian, with Notes and Illustrations
Author: Charles Fried Neumann
Publisher: Oriental Translation Fund
City: London
Year: 1831
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This scarce antique compilation contains the following texts: "History of the Pirates Who Infested the China Sea. From 1807 and 1810"; "The Catechism of the Shamans; or the Laws and Regulations of the Priesthood of Buddha, in China"; "Vahram's Chronicle or the Armenian Kingdom in Ciclicia, during the Time of the Crusades."


Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with taping and residue at foot of spine and adjacent areas. Binding is cracked at title page and at final page. Library card pocket and bar code are attached to rear pastedown. Title page has library name stamped at top margin. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 6377

$30

Title: The Great War of the East! Between Russia and Turkey, and the Western Allies, England and France: Containing a Minute and Thrilling Description of the Terrible Battles of Silistria, ALma, Balak-Lava, Inkerman, and Others
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: American Family Publication Establishment
City: New York
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 109 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. Book lacks spine cover and rear board is detached. Front and rear covers show soiling and minor loss at corners. Text block is intact. Endpapers and blank preliminary pages have pencil annotations. Pages display scattered foxing (heaviest at front of volume) and marginal staining. Work contains a small number of full-page illustrations

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Lot 6378

$10

Book Details: The comprehensive, six-volume "Oxford Medicine" (1920) sets the tone for this collection of vintage and antique books, which also contains volumes on gynecology, internal medicine, ear, nose, and throat, and home health, as well as several early books on psychology. A 1912 directory for medical directors in NY, NJ, and CT is included. Published in England in 1919, the "Re-education of the Maimed" reflects the horrible costs of World War I.

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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 6379

$25

Title: Mrs. Norton's Story Book: Compiled for the Amusement of Her Children. To Which Are Added, Instructions for the Proper Application of the Stories
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: John Harris
City: London
Year: 1830
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 59 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in stiff illustrated paper wrappers with green leather backstrip. Book shows light sheflwear. Binding is sound. Inscription to previous owner appears on front flyleaf. Title page displays creasing and wrinkling. Pages are lightly foxed, with one of two plates showing heavier foxing at margins.

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Lot 6380

$80

Details: This early electrocardiogram (EKG) machine was manufactured by the Sanborn Co. of Cambridge, MA, and sold as their Viso Cardiette Model 51. It features an elegant mahogany case, large dials, and sleek Art Deco styling. The Cardiette comes with a heavy canvas cover and all its power cords.

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Condition / Notes: This machine has a beautiful appearance. It is not known if it works, but it looks as if it should.

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Lot 6381

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on silhouettes shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the following three titles: "Costume Silhouettes" (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1923) by Mary Evans, "The History of Silhouettes" (The Connoisseur, 1911) by E. Nevill Jackson, and "100 Silhouetten: Schattenrisse von einem anonymen Wiener Meister des XVIII. Jahrhunderts nebst einigen neueren Stucken" (Ed. Beyer's Nachfolger Gesellschaft m. b. H., 1913).

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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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