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Lot 6382

$60

Book Details: The diversity of the United States and of American history is reflected in this assortment of non-fiction reference, with books on places (Alaska, Nevada, northwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, Swarthmore College); people (Theodore Roosevelt, John Owen, Joseph Eastman, William McKinley, the inhabitants of Brook Farm); and significant phenomena (the development of photography, the Native American Blackfoot indians, the institution of slavery, small Southern towns, and Congress).

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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 6383

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the vintage and antique group of books on travel and exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Sunny Lands of the Eastern Continent" (The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1903, binding detached at front hinge) by John L. Stoddard, and "Forty Years for Labrador" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932) signed by author Sir Wilfred Grenfell.

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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 6384

$10

Title: Dream
Author: Henri Bergson - Henri-Louis Bergson was a major French philosopher, influential especially in the first half of the 20th century. Bergson convinced many thinkers that immediate experience and intuition are more significant than rationalism and science for understanding reality.
He was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented". In 1930, France awarded him its highest honour, the Grand-Croix de la Legion d'honneur.

Translor: Edwin E. Slosson - Edwin Emery Slosson was an American editor, author and chemist.
Publisher: B. W. Huebsch
City: New York
Year: 1914
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 57 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with printed paper label to spine. Book shows minor external wear, with chipping at head of spine and staining to label. Outside corners display minor loss of material. Binding is firm. 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 6385

$15

Details: There are four vintage items in this lot. One is a tall glass bell jar or display dome, about 13.5" high and 5.75" in diameter at the base. The other is a whimsical, figural porcelain animal whiskey decanter by Goebel in the shape of a giraffe. It is 7" high, and comes with two matching shot glasses 1.88" high. The underside is marked "Germany 5267."

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Condition / Notes: All of these items are in very good condition with no damage or repairs.

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Lot 6386

$10

Title: The Indiana Survey of Religious Education
Author: Walter S. Athearn
Publisher: George H. Doran Company
City: New York
Year: 1923/1924
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: No
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Ex-library books show mild external wear, with antique paper labels at foot of spines. Bindings are firm. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front pastedowns. Card pockets with large "Discarded" stamp appear on rear pastedowns. Pencil annotations are visible on first page of each table of contents. Pages are clean and without markings.



It should be noted that the third volume is larger than first two. It measures approximately 9.25" x 12.5"

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Lot 6387

$80

Title: The Bantu Tribes of South Africa: Reproductions of Photographic Studies
Author: A. M. Duggan-Cronin
Publisher: Deighton, Bell & Co., Ltd.
City: Cambridge, England
Year: 1929-1936
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No
Width: 8.5" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These are volumes II (sections I and III) and IV (sections I and II), containing material on the Suto-Chuana tribes and the Thonga-Shangaan people.

Antique volumes are bound in original printed wrappers. Books show external wear, with soiling and (faint) staining to covers. Bindings are sound. Interiors are clean and bright. Plates have captioned tissue guards.

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Lot 6388

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique philosophy books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed fifth printing of "Peace" (E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1929) by S. Parkes Cadman, a four-volume edition of "A History of European Thought in the Nineteenth Century" (William Blackwood and Sons, 1896) by John Theodore Merz, and Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Nature: Addresses and Lectures" (Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., Publishers, n.d.) in suede binding.

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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 6389

$55

Book Details: Different aspects of non-military nautical history are explored in this assortment of books, including yachting, building model ships, histories of steam packets and stern wheelers, naval architecture, and rigging a tall wooden ship.

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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: $16.50
Lot 6390

$40

Title: History of the Wheel and Alliance, and the Impending Revolution
Author: W. Scott Morgan
Publisher: Self-published
City: Hardky, Arkansas
Year: 1889
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/2-776 plus 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: History and platform of the Agricultural Wheel, a cooperative alliance of farmers in the United States that sprung up almost spontaneously in 1882. The Agricultural Wheel, like other farm protest organizations--the Southern Farmers' Alliance, the Louisiana Farmers' Union and the Brothers of Freedom--the Agricultural Wheel had been formed to correct the injustices and oppressions done to the small farmers of the United States by merchants, grain elevators and the railroads
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with chipping at ends of spine and light soiling to covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Mild spotting/soiling can be seen on edges. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of author and in-text portraits.

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 6391

$175

Title: The Book of the Presidents with Biographical Sketches
Author: Charles H. Grosvenor - Charles Henry Grosvenor was a multiple-term U.S. Representative from Ohio, as well as a brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Publisher: The Continental Press
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 193 pages
Width: 12.75" Height: 16.5"
Book Details: Tis a scarce collection of illustrated biographies of American Presidents. From George Washington to Theodore Roosevelt, each United States President is featured with biographical information and detailed illustrations.

Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in crimson morocco with elaborate gilt designs to the front board featuring the official seal of the American presidency, with eagle, shield and arrows, at its center. The front board and first two illustrations are detached. Covers show light external wear with rubbing to the corners and edges of the boards, and to the surface of the spine. Book has gilt to the top edge of the text block, and gilt lettering and designs and thick raised bands to the spine. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. The portrait plates with captioned tissue guards display well, remaining clean and bright. Several pages feature remarkably well-preserved hand-colored initial-letter vignettes. Numerous facsimiles of letters bearing presidents' signatures appear at rear of volume together with an illustrated section on coats of arms relating to the families of the presidents.

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 6392

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on missionary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Cross in the Land of the Trident" (Fleming H. Revell Company, 1895) by Harlan P. Beach, and "A Mission Doctor Sees the Wind of Change" (Archer House Inc., 1963, in dust jacket) by E. W. Doell.

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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 6393

$80

Details: There are four antique, 19th century Iroquois indian beaded articles in this collection. Included are two pin cushions and two wall pockets. The red pin cushion is a folding model, secured with a hook and eye. The beige wall pocket is the largest item, and is 7.5" long.

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Condition / Notes: The beading is intact on all these items, although other signs of age, such as fading, are visible.

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Lot 6394

$140

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain issues of the illustrated Cologne daily Kolnische Zeitung from the years 1939 and 1940. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in Nazi Germany before and during the Second World War, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events. This particular group also contains stories and articles on military campaigns in Europe, as well as by U-Boats and the Luftwaffe.

There are also a number of interesting features common to all modern periodicals but which here reflect the condition of life in a totalitarian state, as is the case with the illustrated advertisements bearing swastikas or editorials parroting official slogans.

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Condition / Notes: These folio volumes are bound in quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards and cloth-tipped corners. Black lettering and library marking(s) appear on spines. Ex-library books show mild external wear, with some soiling to covers. Bindings are firm. Text blocks are intact. Pages are generally clean and without markings. Pages very occasionally show closed tear or a very small amount of tape repair. It should be noted that pages may have library stamps and/or discreet 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: $54.00
Lot 6395

$20

Title: The Obliging Elephant
Author: Brian Grimshaw
Publisher: Hammond, Hammond & Company, Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1943
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in illustrated red paper-covered boards with yellow cloth spine. Book shows external wear, with slightly bumped corners display minor loss of material and light creasing to rear cover. Binding is sound. Volume has illustrated endpapers. Interior is clean and bright. This work contains textual color illustrations by Leslie S. Haywood.

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Lot 6396

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on books and works of literary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Barefoot in Arcadia: Memories of a More Innocent Era" (University of South Carolina Press, 1974, in dust jacket) signed by author Louis B. Wright, a limited edition of "The Amazing Mr. Longfellow: Little Known Facts about a Well-Known Poet" (The Longfellow Press, 1957), and a salesman's sample of "Henry J. Raymond and the New York Press, for Thirty Years: Progress of American Journalism from 1840 to 1870" (A. S. Hale and Company, 1870).

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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: $12.50
Lot 6397

$70

Details: This fascinating assortment of vintage and antique technical nautical ephemera includes magazines and advertising, an 1849 Ready Reckoner and Log Book, travel brochures and information on Atlantic ports and harbors, pamphlets on famous ships, catalogs of historic documents, prints, and ships, military publications, etc., and two copies of "Popular Science" from the 1930s on marine matters. Also included are two volumes of a personal journal from a 1930s U.S. naval reservist of world steamship companies. It is a rich and varied assortment.

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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: $17.50
Lot 6398

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are H. G. W. Woodhead's "Adventures in Far Eastern Journalism: A Record of Thirty-Three Years' Experience" (The Hokuseido Press, 1935) and a two-volume edition of "The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism" (Haldeman Julius Publications, n.d., in yellow wrappers) by Upton Sinclair.

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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: $12.50
Lot 6399

$45

Book Details: This very large lot of collectible estate non-fiction reference books is made up of handsome large format volumes, many with dust jackets. The focus is on practical arts and crafts, particularly ceramics and pottery. Many aspects of working with clay are explored, including sculpting, throwing, hand-building, and creating tableware and teapots. In addition, 14 VHS tapes are included, which cover just about all clay and pottery techniques, and also document the work of Acoma Pueblo potters who draw on centuries of Ansazi traditions.

Not all the books are about pottery. Also included are attractive volumes on art quilts, woodworking, masonry, interior decorating, and many on gardening.

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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: $55.50
Lot 6400

$35

Title: An Inglorious Columbus; or, Evidence That Hwui Shan and a Party of Buddhist Monks from Afghanistan Discovered America in the Fifth Century, A. D.
Author: Edward P. Vining
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/788 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine and front cover. Ex-library book shows taping to head and foot of spine. Exterior shows wear concentrated at edges and corners. Hinges also show taping. Customary library markings and attachments can be seen. Pages display narrow strip of water marking along top edge of initial pages (through table of contents) and to small area at fore edge of final pages of index. Lightly age-toned pages otherwise show only scattered light foxing. This work contains a frontispiece map, as well as a small number of in-text and full-page 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: $4.50
Lot 6401

$90

Title: Men Like Gods
Author: H. G. Wells - Herbert George "H.G." Wells was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books and rules for war games. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".

Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as the beginning of the First World War) sympathizing with pacifist views. His later works became increasingly political and didactic, and he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of "Journalist." Many of his novels, particularly those of his middle period (1900-1920), had nothing to do with science fiction. They described lower-middle class life (Kipps; The History of Mr Polly), and this work sometimes led Wells to be touted as a worthy successor to Charles Dickens. Wells also wrote abundantly about the "New Woman" and the Suffragettes


Publisher: Cassell and Company, Ltd
City: London
Year: 1923
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/304 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique is a rare edition of this Wells novel of a utopian parallel universe. The copyright page of this volume states "First published 1903" and "CASSELL" is in black print at the bottom of the spine. This volume is in an early cream dust jacket from Macmillan, with black and red designs and lettering.

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with black lettering and designs. The volume shows light external age/wear, with mild rubbing to the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages.

The mylar-covered dust jacket shows wear, with minor chipping along the edges.


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Lot 6402

$50

Book Details: These antique books on nautical history include two volumes on "Salem [Massachusetts] Vessels and Their Voyages;" a history of sailing that begins with the earliest civilizations, a volume on the American merchant marine, and a book of excerpts and narratives from 18th and 19th century ships' logs.

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Lot 6403

$45

Details: This is an original serigraph on paper, entitled "Starting Over," signed in pencil by the artist in pencil in bottom margin and numbered 12/180. Paper size is approximately 30" x 42.5".
Condition / Notes: This work shows no tears, creases, punctures or 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: $13.50
Lot 6404

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on art history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Art in Flight: The Sculpture of John Safer" (Hudson Hill Press, 1991, in dust jacket) signed by John Safer, and "See for Yourself" (Harper & Row, Publishers, 1971, in dust jacket) signed by author Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis.

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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 6405

$15

Book Details: All of the volumes in this group of decorative antique literature are some shade of green, all but one with gold trim. The authors have largely been forgotten, but at least one book promises an exotic and adventurous yarn: "Ruhainah: A Story of Afghan Life;" and one can only wonder what will happen to the "Strangers at Lisonnel."

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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 6406

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique poetry books in decorative binding shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Lays of the Holy Land from Ancient and Modern Poets" (James Nisbet and Co., 1858, with binding detaching at front hinge) and a limited edition of Claude Joseph Dorat's "The Kisses (Les Baisers) Preceded by the Month of May" (Vizetelly & Co., n.d.).

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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: $13.50
Lot 6407

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed vintage and antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "The Satyricon" (The Panurge Press, 1930) by Petronius, translated by Alfred R. Allinson, "L'homme qui fuit" (Librairie Larousse, 1934), inscribed and signed by author Ludovic Boutinon, and "Cupid Intelligent" (Press of J. J. Little & Ives Co., 1910), with author's dated presentation card and brochure entitled "Press Comments on Cupid Intelligent" laid in.

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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 6408

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Civilization in the United States: An Inquiry by Thirty Americans" (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922, in dust jacket), edited by Harold E. Stearns, and "Recipes from Hope, Arkansas: Birthplace of Bill Clinton" (uncredited, 1992).

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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 6409

$55

Details: There are four vintage toys in this lot. Two are classic tin litho vehicles in their original boxes. The Cragston police dept. friction helicopter was their #11620, and is 10" long with three detachable rotors. The San Francisco cable car is also a friction toy made in Japan, but is unmarked. Its little bell rings when played with. The helicopter rotors turn when the toy is pushed.

Also included is a rubber squeeze toy, perhaps a tiger, manufactured by Hirsch Plastics. The toy is 6" tall, and still soft with a working squeaker. The jumping jack circus clown toy is in its original wrapper.

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Condition / Notes: The lid of the tin litho helicopter toy is in rough shape. The SF cable car has never been played with. All toys are in very good condition with no damage.

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: $6.50
Lot 6410

$25

Book Details: Specific aspects of nautical history are covered in this diverse assortment of vintage and antique books. Oldest is "The Water World" (1885), a decorative,oceanographic compendium wide-ranging enough to have delighted Herman Melville. "Black Men of the Sea" is signed by one of its authors, Michael Cohn. "Castaway Boats" examines the history of trans-oceanic voyages by small boats. Also included are books on square-rigged wooden sailing ships and the history of Quebec.

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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: $10.50
Lot 6411

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a folio edition of "Souvenir Volume Illustrated: Three Great Events in the History of the Catholic Church in the United States" (William H. Hughes, Publisher, 1889), "A New Harmony and Expostion of the Gospels..."(Lane & Scott, 1852) by James Strong, and Rev. T. F. Randolph Mercein's "Natural Goodness: or, Honour to Whom Honour Is Due" (Carlton & Phillips, 1855)

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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 6412

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on history and exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are J. P. Fitzpatrick's "The Transvaal from within: A Private Record of Public Affairs" (William Briggs, 1900) and "The Land of the Kangaroo and the Boomerang" (Hurst & Co., Publishers, n.d.)

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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 6413

$225

Book Details: These four decorative antique books are about slavery and the Civil War. Included is an 1835 edition of "An Inquiry into the Character and Tendency of the American Colonization, and American Anti-Slavery Societies," by William Jay. Also from 1835 is a lovely first edition of "Slavery," by the influential Unitarian minister, theologian, and activist William Ellery Channing, complete with original floral silk boards and spine.

Notable is "Life and Death in Rebel Prisons" (1866) by Robert H. Kellogg, which gives an account of the barbaric conditions at Andersonville and Florence. Willard W. Glazier gives another account of Confederate prisons in "The Capture, the Prison Pen, and the Escape," published in 1869.

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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. Please note that the spine on the Channing volume (brown in the photograph) shows some damage.


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Lot 6414

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on Pablo Picasso shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the second volume of "Musee Picasso: catalogue sommaire des collections" (Editions de la Reunion des musees nationaux, 1987) , "Picasso. Anthology, 1895-1971" (Museo Picasso, 2004) and "Pablo Picasso: Akrobater och harlekiner, familj och kvinnor" (Goteborgs kunstmuseum, 2006).

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Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 6415

$70

Book Details: This group of book on the history of the United States Navy concentrates on its birth during the American Revolution, and the early decades thereafter: the Barbary Wars with pirates, the War of 1812, the Seminole War, and the Civil War. Biographies of some heroic and important naval figures are recounted, including William Bainbridge, Stephen Decatur, and Rear Admiral John Rodgers. The book of ship's data for the Barbary Wars features twenty individual fold-out plans in a back pocket. Two volumes by noted historians H. & M. Sprout are included, and two thick volumes of "Naval Documents of the American Revolution" anchor the collection.

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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 6416

$30

Book Details: This lot of non-fiction contains works of philosophy, sociology, economics, and political theory. Among the books are volumes on education, Taoism, the roles of women in different societies and feminism, and ethics in politics and sex.

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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 6417

$25

Book Details: An assortment of books pertinent to civilian nautical history comprise this diverse lot, which includes two copies (one of them signed) of the limited edition "Hail Columbia! The Rise and Fall of a Schooner;" the letters of Moses Colman, a Yankee clipper ship captain; Nathaniel Philbrick's history of Nantucket, passenger lists of American colonial era ships, and "The Voyage of Robert Dudley to the West Indies, 1954-5."

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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 6418

$100

Title: The Star Song Book
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: R. Marsh
City: New York
Year: circa 1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 189 pages plus 3 pages of contents
Width: 3.25" Height: 4.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique pocket-sized volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with soiling and moisture markings to covers. Binding is firm. Interior displays (faint) moisture markings throughout. Title page is illustrated. This work contains the lyrics of a number of American songs including the "Star-Spangled Banner," "The Battle of Plattsburgh," "Burning of the Steamer Lexington," "Banks of the Schuykill," and "The American Star."


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Lot 6419

$175

Details: A large collection of antique, genuine ivory crochet hooks, bodkins, awls, and one button hook has been carefully stored in a tooled leather case with a pink satin lining. Some of the tools have beautifully turned or carved handles -- one looks like a totem pole.

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Condition / Notes: The tools are in generally good condition with signs of age. The exterior of the leather case is in very good condition; the satin lining is frayed at one end.

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