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Lot 6040

$25

Title: Naval Prints from the Beverley R. Robinson Collection, Volume I, 1514-1791
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Sigrid Trumpy
Publisher: Beverley R. Robinson Collection, United States Naval Academy Museum
City: Annapolis
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 419 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

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: $8.50
Lot 6041

$90

Book Details: The vintage and antique books in this collection are all in Syriac. The earliest dates from 1850, the most recent from 1953. A few have notes in English. Included are works of Christian theology, including a New Testament and the Psalms, and volumes of literature and poetry.

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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: $4.50
Lot 6042

$200

Details: This lot includes the antique newspaper issues shown in the corresponding image(s). These bound issues of the London daily The Sun date from January 2 to December 31, 1810. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in late Georgian England, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events from the ongoing Napoleonic Wars. It was also in this year that King George III is recognized as insane.

These papers contain official notifications, items relating to the British monarch and family, reports on domestic and foreign politics and commerce, as well as on legal and military matters. There are in addition notices on such things as estate sales, recent and forthcoming book publications, advertisements, fashion, theater and opera reviews.
Condition / Notes: Folio volume, measuring approximately 13.5" x 20.25", lacks front and rear covers. First and last issues are detached show substantial wear, with tears, creasing and soiling. Smaller tears and corresponding minor loss of content may occur elsewhere. The vast majority of these newspapers are intact and well preserved.

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: $18.50
Lot 6043

$55

Title: History of Northampton County (Pennsylvania) and The Grand Valley of the Lehigh
Author: uncredited author
Editor: William Jacob Heller
Publisher: The American Historical Society
City: New York
Year: 1920
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 11"
Book Details: This is a scarce history of a county and region in eastern Pennsylvania.


Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter pebbled black cloth over dark green cloth-covered boards, with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. These books show mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Library stamp and markings can be seen on title page, copyright page and final page of each volume. No other markings or attachments are visible. Pages display light age toning. The work is illustrated with photographic plates.

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 6044

$10

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 "An Authentic History of Donegal Presbytarian Church Located in East Donegal Township, Lancaster Co., Pa." (F. McManus, Jr. & Co., 1902), with inscription on title page by author J. L. Ziegler, "A History of Brookly, Susquehanna Co., Penna: Its Homes and Its People" (W. A. Squier, Printer, 1889), and volume one of "The Historical Journal: A Monthly Record of Local History and Biography, Devoted Principally to Northwestern Pennsylvania" (Gazette and Bulletin Printing House, 1888) by John F. Meginness.

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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: $16.50
Lot 6045

$150

Details: Asia is the focus of this superb collection of new old stock (NOS) vintage luggage labels, although several other countries are also represented. A great many of the labels come from hotels in different cities of Java. Other countries with multiple labels are China and Japan, with single labels from Thailand, Bali, Ceylon, Hawaii, and one from the famed Raffles Hotel in Singapore.

Labels are also from Europe, including the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, and the Shakespeare Hotel in Stratford-on-Avon, England. One label from Rhodesia in Africa, and another from Rio de Janeiro in South America, are also present.

The remaining labels and luggage tags from the "Arandora Star" ocean liner of the Blue Star Line.

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Condition / Notes: The overwhelmingly majority of labels in this wonderful collection is in perfect condition. A few are damaged from sticking together.

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Lot 6046

$20

Book Details: This is a diverse lot of collectible vintage and antique poetry, with some surprising specimens and unexpected humor. Authors include George Reavey, Alfred Noyes, George Jester, and Hannah Draper Townshend (this last book is a Yale University Press limited edition).

Also included is "Blue Law Ballads: A Purge for Puritans," a Prohibition-era publication from "The Sinners Club" of Cincinnati; and "The Devil's Tea-Table," by Lu B. Cake (1898) which purports to be "For friends, fun and children." The surprise is "Officina Ferraria: a Polish poem of 1612 describing the noble craft of ironwork."

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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: $8.50
Lot 6047

$35

Title: Egypt Illustrated with Pen and Pencil
Author: E. P. Thwing, Samuel Manning
Publisher: Hurst & Company, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1891
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a E. P. Thwing's revised "and partly re-written" edition of Samuel Manning's original.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial designs to front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Decorative endpapers display a small amount of writing/doodling. Gilt-edged pages are clean and without markings. Work contains numerous plates and textual 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 6048

$110

Title: With Lawrence in Arabia
Author: Lowell Thomas - Lowell Jackson Thomas was an American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous. So varied were Thomas's activities that when it came time for the Library of Congress to catalog his memoirs they were forced to put them in "CT" ("biographies of subjects who do not fit into any other category") in their classification.
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1924
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii/408 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a first edition of this work in scarce intact dust jacket.

Antique volume is bound in orange cloth, with stamped black lettering and stamped pictorial designs in black and blue to spine and front cover. Front cover shows rider on camel crossing desert with outline of village in background. Book displays light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name is written at top of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait and numerous photographic plates.

Dust jacket shows tears along folds. Small closed tears, sunning and faint staining are visible on spine. Jacket is preserved in mylar cover.

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 6049

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Hillside Thoughts" (Meador Publishing Company, 1932) signed by author Myrtle A. McDaniel, and a first printing of "Father Paul of Graymoor" (The Macmillan Company, 1951) signed by author Reverend David Gannon.

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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 6050

$110

Details: This lot of vintage computer gaming equipment is grounded by three Atari 2600 consoles, and includes six joysticks, eight paddles, and two video touch pads for them. Two of the consoles have four levers; one has two additional controls for level of difficulty. About 100 compatible game cartridges come with the hardware, along with power cords, electrical converters, etc.

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Condition / Notes: These estate items have been in storage and are presumed to work, although they have not been tested.

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: $43.50
Lot 6051

$80

Title: An Inland Voyage
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson - Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped," and "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde."

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/211 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped design to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers and faint discoloration to spine. Binding is tight. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pencil annotations can be seen on rear pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages display scattered foxing. This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece.

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 6052

$20

Title: A History of Political Theories
Author: William Archibald Dunning - William Archibald Dunning was an American historian who founded the Dunning School of Reconstruction historiography at Columbia University, where he had graduated in 1881. Between 1886 and 1903 he taught history at Columbia, and was named a professor in 1904. Born in Plainfield, N. J., Dunning was among the founders of the American Historical Association and AHA president in 1913.
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1927/1928
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: These works are subtitled "Ancient and Mediaeval" (1927), "From Luther to Montesquieu" (1927), and "From Rousseau to Spencer" (1928).
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped light brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are tight. Previous owner's name, address and date can be seen on each front flyleaf. Owner's initials appear in ink at bottom edge of text block of one volume. Interiors 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 6053

$175

Details: This lot includes the antique newspaper issues shown in the corresponding image(s). These bound issues of the London daily The Courier date from January 1 to December 29, 1810. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in late Georgian England, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events from the ongoing Napoleonic Wars. It was also in this year that King George III is recognized as insane.

These papers contain official notifications, items relating to the British monarch and family, reports on domestic and foreign politics and commerce, as well as on legal and military matters. There are in addition notices on such things as want ads, recent and forthcoming book publications, advertisements, fashion, theater and opera reviews.
Condition / Notes: Folio volume, measuring approximately 13.5" x 20.25", lacks front, rear and spine covers. First and last issues are detached show substantial wear, with tears, creasing and soiling. Smaller tears and corresponding minor loss of content may occur elsewhere. A number of pages show faint staining. The vast majority of these newspapers are intact and well preserved.

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: $18.50
Lot 6054

$40

Details: There are two vintage carnival glass bowls in this lot. One is a marigold compote or pedestal bowl, 3.5" high and 7.5" wide, with an abstract pattern in inside and flowers in high relief on the outside.

The other is a 7.5" bowl in the Captive Rose pattern by pattern. This bowl is made of purple glass with a pleated or ruffled edge, and is 2.5" high.

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Condition / Notes: Both bowls are in excellent 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: $8.50
Lot 6055

$50

Title: The Shepherd's Dream. Translated from Grimm's Fairy Tales
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: L. Prang & Company
City: Boston
Year: 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 18 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pictorial gray cloth. Book shows wear and fain staining to spine. Covers show light shelf wear. Binding is tight. Book has new endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with color frontispiece and two additional plates, as well as textual drawings. Illustrations are by Rose Mueller Sprague.

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 6056

$30

Title: The Scripture Lexicon; or a Dictionary of above Four Thousand Proper Names and Persons and Places, Mentioned in the Old and New Testament: Divided into Syllables, with Their Proper Accents; with the Description of the Greater Part of Them. And the Explanation of Many Words and Things in the Bible, Which Are Generally Not Understood
Author:
Publisher: J. Parker and R. Bliss and Messrs. Rivington
City: Oxford
Year: 1818
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 280 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has spine taped in blue with white lettering. Ex-library volume shows external wear, with rubbing to marbled paper-covered boards and minor loss at corners. Volume display customary library markings and attachments. Binding is cracked between blank preliminary pages. Previous owner's inscription appears on blank preliminary page. Foxing is visible at end blank pages at ends of volume. Pages otherwise display occasional light foxing.

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 6057

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique art reference & history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "British Painters. With Eighty Examples of Their Work Engraved on Wood" (D.Appleton and Company, 1881) and a folio edition of "The Great Painters of Christendom from Cimabue to Wilkie" (Cassell Petter & Galpin, n.d., binding separated at front hinge) by John Forbes-Robertson.

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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: $20.50
Lot 6058

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique fraternal books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Strange Disappearance of William Morgan" (Self-Published, 1932) by Thomas A. Knight, "Ritual of the Independent Order of Foresters for Subordinate Courts" (W. F. Hall Printing Company, 1906) and "Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York: One Hundred Seventy-Fifth Anniversary, 1781-1956" in spiral binding with suede covers.

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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: $6.50
Lot 6059

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on Asia and Africa shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Secrets of Japan: Reveals the Real Secrets of Japan's Phenomenal Rise To Power. A Book Entirely Free from Political Prejudices or Controversies" (Kyodo Printing Co., 1937) signed by author Chaman Lal, "Dragon in the Dust" (The Marcel Rodd Company, 1946) signed by author Post Wheeler, and "Japan: The New World-Power. Being a Detailed Account of the Progress and Rise of the Japanese Empire" (Oxford University Press, 1915) by Robert P. Porter.

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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 6060

$70

Title: Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: William Manning
City: Worcester
Year: 1820
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 456 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has taped spine. Ex-library book shows rubbing/scuffing to marbled paper-covered boards and leather-tipped corners. Paper label appears at center of front cover. Binding is cracked at title page and at end of volume. Volume has marbled endpapers. Title page and blank page opposite have library markings, as does verso of title page. Bar code is attached to final blank page. Lightly age-toned pages display occasional light foxing. This work contains in-text and full--page illustrations as well as numerous intact fold-out plates

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 6061

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "The Quatrains of Abu'l-Ala" (Doubleday, Page & Company, 1903) by Ameen F. Rihani, and "The Coast of Bohemia" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906) by Thomas Nelson Page.

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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 6062

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on New York state history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Markers Speak: An Informal History of the Schenectady Area" (The Schenectady County Historical Society, 1962, in dust jacket) signed by author John J. Birch, a limited first edition of "Salisbury's Book of Historic Orange County Pictorial" (Salisbury Historical Books, n.d.) and an author-signed "The Susquehanna" (Rinehart & Co., Inc., 1955. in dust jacket) by Carl Carmer.

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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 6063

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Pocket Companion; or, Every Man His Own Lawyer.." (S. Parmele, 1818), volume I of William Biglow's "The Youth's Library: A Selection of Lessons in Reading. Intended as a Sequel to "The Child's Library."" (Joshua Cushing, 1808) and "The Papal Conspiracy Exposed, and Protestantism Defended, in the Light of Reason, History and Scripture" (Stearns & Co., 1855) by Rev. Edward Beecher.

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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 6064

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on the history of science and mathematics shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed edition of "Relational and Functional Thinking in Mathematics" (Teachers College, Columbia University, 1934) by Herbert Russell Hamley, and an author-signed limited edition of "Newton on Blackstone" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1937) by Edward A. Newton.

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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 6065

$60

Title: History of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647
Author: William Bradford
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with fading of lettering and light soiling to covers. Moisture markings can be seen on rear cover of first volume and front cover of second. Hinges are beginning to crack. Double-page facsimile frontispiece of first volume is detached. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. This work contains numerous illustrations, including color plate that serves as frontispiece for second volume, well-preserved fold-out map, full- and double-page plates, and a folded map in pocket at end of each volume

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 6066

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Twinkling Star" (American Sunday School Union, n.d.), "Thoughtless Rosa and Other Interesting Stories for Boys and Girls" (Carlton & Porter, n. d.) and "The Sunny Hours of Childhood, a New Story Book for Children" (George S. Appleton, 1848), with hand-colored plates.

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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: $4.50
Lot 6067

$25

Title: The Monumental Brasses of England: A Series of Engravings upon Wood, from Every Variety of These Interesting and Valuable Memorials, Accompanied with Brief Descriptive Notices
Author: Charles Boutell - The Reverend Charles Boutell was a Norfolk archaeologist, antiquary and clergyman, publishing books on brasses, arms and armour and heraldry, often illustrated by his own drawings.

Publisher: George Bell
City: London
Year: 1849
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/53 pages plus indexes and plates
Width: 12.25" Height: 18.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in half leather with raised bands and gilt embossing. Book shows mild external age/wear, with bumped corners and rubbing to covers. Binding has separated at half title page. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages show foxing throughout. The work is illustrated with many engraved plates by R. B. Utting. These plates depict brasses and slabs of medieval England, as well as costumes and armor of the period. The work contains both a classified list of brasses, chronologically arranged, and a topographical list of brasses.

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 6068

$25

Details: The focus of this group of estate items is very specific: it is a collection of antique and vintage prize ribbons from various animal husbandry contests in Upstate NY. Included are awards for poultry, American Kennel Club (AKC) dog shows, and 4-H fairs and flower shows (some of these are from Eustis, FL). Ribbons are dated from 1913 through 1925; the 4-H ones look more recent. There are about 55 ribbons all together.

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Condition / Notes: These awards are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.


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 6069

$70

Title: William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary Development
Author: Antonio Mendez C.
Editor: Scottie Dayton
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The author tells his journey into scratch building when he was younger & sailing his first ship "The Rebel". From there he describes building "William Frederick" a three masted coastal schooner launched in 1874.
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in illustrated laminated boards. Volume is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 22 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are in original shrink wrap.

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Lot 6070

$175

Details: This lot includes the antique newspaper issues shown in the corresponding image(s). These unbound issues of the London daily The Sun date from January 2 to December 31, 1804. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in late Georgian England, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events such as the proclamation of Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of the French, and the beginning of William Pitt the Younger's second term as Prime Minister.

These papers contain official notifications, items relating to the British monarch and family, reports on domestic and foreign politics and commerce, as well as on legal and military matters. There are in addition notices on such things as estate sales, recent and forthcoming book publications, advertisements, fashion, theater and opera reviews.
Condition / Notes: These issues, measuring approximately 13.5" x 20.25", show varying degrees of wear, with initial number displaying tears and soiling. Smaller tears and corresponding minor loss of content may occur elsewhere. The vast majority of these newspapers are intact, without loss, though occasional staining, creasing and some foxing are occasionally present. This collection has not been collated but the number of issues indicates that, if not entirely complete, a most representative quantity is present.

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Lot 6071

$60

Details: This collection of antique and vintage thimbles features fancy, engraved silver ones as well as more modest aluminum or pot metal ones. Two advertise the Prudential Insurance Co. and Lauer's Furniture. Two very small ones are marked "For a good girl." Some of the thimbles are English or German. The lone needle case (or etui, as the crossword puzzles remind us) advertises West's, a roadhouse near Bemus Point, NY. There are 18 items all together; at least half are silver.

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Condition / Notes: These antique and vintage items are in generally good condition.

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Lot 6072

$35

Title: The Temple of the Andes
Author: Richard Inwards
Publisher: Vincent Brooks, Day & Son
City: London
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 32 pages plus plate
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: "To give an account of the ruins of an interesting ancient temple in Bolivia, and to show their connection with the history and traditions of the Peruvian people are the objects of this little book." (Preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in yellow cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine. Ex-library volume has taped call-number label at foot of spine. Binding is tight. Card pocket and bar code are attached to rear pastedown. Library stamp appears at bottom edge of title page and other pages. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. This work contains a number of plates.

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Lot 6073

$35

Title: United States, European, and West Virginia Land and Mining Company and Mexico: Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting, in Compliance of the House of the 8th July, 1867, a Report of the Secretary of State concerning the United States, European, and West Virginia Land and Mining Company and the Republic of Mexico
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 250 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards and bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition.

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Lot 6074

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on anthropology and art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Antiquities of the New England Indians with Notes on the Ancient Cultures of the Adjacent Territory" (AMS Press, Inc., 1973) by Charles C. Willoughby, with a new introduction by Stephen Williams, and a first edition of "The Golden Stool: An Account of the Ashanti War of 1900" (William Kimber, 1966, in dust jacket) by Frederick Myatt.

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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 6075

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Youth of Frederick the Great" (S. C. Griggs and Company, 1892) by Ernest Lavisse, and "Decorative Heraldry: A Practical Handbook of Its Artistic Treatment" (George Bell and Sons, 1908).

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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 6076

$200

Title: Selected Poems
Author: Robert Frost - Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of his generation, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 143 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition, second printing (December 1924 appears on copyright page) of this collection of poems. Inscription by Robert Frost on blank page following table of contents reads as follows "For Helen Hall / from / Robert Frost." This book contains what appear to be names of attendees of and notes taken at a July 1929 lecture given by Frost at Bread Loaf School of English in Middlebury, Vermont. List of twelve signatures appears on half title page. Two pages of notes on thin paper are tipped in at rear of volume. These contain a list of the poems that were presumably discussed and a listing of comments, definitions, and anecdotes by Frost.

Antique volume is bound in dark green paper with gilt garland pattern over boards backed with black cloth with gilt lettering. Spine also has stamped gilt pictorial design depicting owl perched on an open book. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name appears neatly written at top of front flyleaf. A small amount of marginalia in both pen and pencil is visible (presumably reflecting remarks by poet at seminar). Pages are otherwise clean and bright. Detached panels of green dust jacket with taping to versos are laid in.

The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference is a writers' conference held every summer at the Bread Loaf Inn, near Bread Loaf Mountain, east of Middlebury, Vermont. Founded in 1926, it has been called by The New Yorker "the oldest and most prestigious writers' conference in the country." Bread Loaf is sponsored by Middlebury College and at its inception was closely associated with Robert Frost, who attended a total of 29 sessions. (Frost lived in nearby Ripton.)


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Lot 6077

$150

Title: The Witnesses to Christianity; or, the Certainty of Our Faith and Hope: in a Discourse upon I S. John v. 7, 8
Author: Simon Patrick - Simon Patrick was an English theologian and bishop.

He was born at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, on 8 September 1626, and attended Boston Grammar School. He entered Queens College, Cambridge, in 1644, and after taking orders in 1651 became successively chaplain to Sir Walter St. John and vicar of Battersea, Surrey. He was afterwards (1662) preferred to the rectory of St. Paul's, Covent Garden, London, where he continued to labor during the plague.

He was appointed dean of Peterborough in 1679, and Bishop of Chichester in 1689, in which year he was employed, along with others of the new bishops, to settle the affairs of the Church in Ireland. In 1691 he was translated to the see of Ely, which he held until his death on the 31st of May 1707.

His sermons and devotional writings, which are very numerous, were long held in high estimation, and his "Commentary on the Historical and Poetical Books of the Old Testament," in 10 vols., brought down as far as the Song of Solomon, was reprinted as recently as 1853. His "Friendly Debate between a Conformist and a Nonconformist" was a controversial tract which excited considerable feeling at the time of its publication in 1668, but he lived long enough to soothe by his moderation and candour the exasperation it had caused. He also contributed to a volume of "Poems upon Divine and Moral Subjects" (1719).

The first collected edition of his works appeared at Oxford in 1859 (9 vols., 8 vo); a small "Autobiography" was published also at Oxford in 1839.
Publisher: R. Royston
City: London
Year: 1675
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 662 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering. Rebacked book shows external wear, with a 2" tear from the top of front gutter and rubbing to edges of boards. Hinges have been reinforced. Previous owner's antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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