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Lot 6078

$60

Book Details: This collection of new and nearly-new nautical history consists of part of two excellent pictorial series, Conway's "History of the Ship" and Caxton's Pictorial Histories. Naval history is prominent, particularly the sea battles of the American Revolution and the Napoleonic era, although one volume is titled, "The Advent of Steam." One book, still in its original box, reproduces Chapman's seminal work on ship building, "Architectura Navalis Mercatoria."

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Condition / Notes: These books are in generally excellent condition. Please note that the top of the spine of "Herzogin Cecilie" is bumped.

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Lot 6079

$90

Title: Four Years of Fighting: A Volume of Personal Observation with the Army and Navy, from the First Battle of Bull Run to the Fall of Richmond
Author: Charles Carleton Coffin - Coffin was one of the best-known newspaper correspondents of the American Civil War. He has been called "the Ernie Pyle of his era," and a biographer, W.E. Griffis, referred to him as "a soldier of the pen and knight of the truth." Yet he remains little known to the present day generation.
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/558 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is sound. Frontispiece and tissue guard display light foxing. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with plates and battle maps.

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Lot 6080

$30

Details: This set of heavy, antique French silver-plated flatware was made by Armand Frenais of Paris in a luxuriant, botanical Art Nouveau pattern. This collection includes eight teaspoons, six forks, and six tablespoons. Each piece is monogrammed on the back with the initials M and G.

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Condition / Notes: This flatware is in very good condition with minor discoloration, and little or no loss of silver.

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Lot 6081

$15

Details: This collection of vintage dental ephemera includes bulletins and journals from professional societies and programs from conventions. The material dates from the 1930s and 1940s. Several of the publications are still in their original envelopes.

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Condition / Notes: This material is all in very good condition.

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Lot 6082

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Trattato di Galvanoplastia" (Stabilimento Tipografico di Francesco Azzolino, 1850, with repaired fold-out plate) by Carlo V. Walker, and "Memoires de la Societe des Naturelles du Maroc" (1924) signed by author Rene Maire.

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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 6083

$30

Book Details: Among the books in this collection of antique theology are surveys of important churches and cathedrals in England and in Mexico; discussions of Irish, English, and German Roman Catholic novelists; histories of Methodism and Protestant Non-conformists in Wales; and works of serious scholarship on the Gospel of John and the writings of Tertullian and St. Augustine.

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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 6084

$10

Book Details: These antique books of New York state history concentrate on the commercial, industrial, and financial aspects of the state in the 19th century, with considerations of the social, public health, and tax policies that would be affected. Titles include "New York at the Cotton States and International Exhibition in Atlanta, GA" (1895), "Report on Banks of Deposit and Discount" (1895), the annual report of the New York Chamber of Commerce 1895-6, "Transactions of the NYS Medical Society" (1869), an 1856 volume on tax law, and "Reports of the Home for the Homeless for the Relief of Respectable, Aged, Indigent Females" (Utica, 1868-91).

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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 6085

$450

Title: My Battle (Mein Kampf)
Author: Adolf Hitler - Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP), commonly referred to as the Nazi Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler is commonly associated with the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II, and the Holocaust.

A decorated veteran of World War I, Hitler joined the German Workers' Party, precursor of the Nazi Party, in 1919, and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923 he attempted a coup d'état, known as the Beer Hall Putsch, in Munich. The failed coup resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he wrote his memoir, "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle). After his release in 1924, Hitler gained support by promoting Pan-Germanism, antisemitism, and anticommunism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. After his appointment as chancellor in 1933, he transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of Nazism. His avowed aim was to establish a New Order of absolute Nazi German hegemony in continental Europe.

Hitler's foreign and domestic policies had the goal of seizing Lebensraum ("living space") for the Germanic people. He oversaw the rearmament of Germany and the invasion of Poland by the Wehrmacht in September 1939, which led to the outbreak of World War II in Europe. Under Hitler's direction, in 1941 German forces and their European allies occupied most of Europe and North Africa. These gains were gradually reversed after 1941, and in 1945 the Allied armies defeated the German army. Hitler's supremacist and racially motivated policies resulted in the systematic murder of eleven million people, including nearly six million Jews.

In the final days of the war, during the Battle of Berlin in 1945, Hitler married his long-time mistress, Eva Braun. On 30 April 1945-less than two days later-the two committed suicide to avoid capture by the Red Army, and their corpses were burned.
Translor: E. T. S. Dugdale
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1937
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/297 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This is the first English translation of "Mein Kampf," an abridgment by Edgar Dugdale, who started work on it in 1931, at the prompting of his wife, Blanche. When he learned that the London publishing firm of Hurst & Blackett had secured the rights to publish an abridgment in the United Kingdom, he offered it for free in April 1933. However, a local Nazi representative insisted that the translation be further abridged before publication, so it was held back from the public until October 13, 1933, although excerpts were allowed to run in The Times in late July. It was published by Hurst & Blackett as part of "The Paternoster Library."

In America, Houghton Mifflin secured the rights to the Dugdale abridgment on July 29, 1933. The only differences between the American and British versions are that the title was translated "My Struggle" in the UK and "My Battle" in America; and that Dugdale is credited as translator in the U.S. edition, while the British version withheld his name. Both Dugdale and his wife were active in the Zionist movement; Blanche was the niece of Lord Balfour, and they wished to avoid publicity.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second printing of this first English translation (abridged) of this work.

Volume is bound in orange cloth with stamped red lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with discoloration and spotting to spine. Covers display light soiling. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with frontispiece photograph of the Nazi dictator speaking at Nuremberg rally.

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Lot 6086

$120

Title: Letters from the British Settlement in Pennsylvania. To Which Are Added, the Constitutions of the United States and Pennsylvania; and Extracts from the Laws Respecting Aliens and Naturalized Citizens
Author: C. B. Johnson
Publisher: H. Hall
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1819
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/26-192 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: This is a rare original edition of this work of the British Emigrant Society of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. The book takes issue with Mr. Birkbeck and his settlement on the "fever prairies" of Illinois, it also discourages any trans-Allegheny colonies.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. This ex-library book is disbound. Covers mild external wear. Text block is intact. Pages and verso of map have historical society stamps. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Fold-out map of roads leading to the town of Britania in the British settlement, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania is well preserved.

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Lot 6087

$20

Book Details:
This collection of vintage and antique books on yachts and yachting includes volumes on basic seamanship, cruising, and racing and historic races, including the America's Cup and the King's Cup.

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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 6088

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique science-related books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Thomas Dick's "The Practical Astronomer" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1846) and "The Sidereal Heavens and Other Subjects Connected with Astronomy" (Harper & Brothers, 1840, shaken, lacking spine cover). Also present is a two-volume edition of "The Principles of Biology" (Williams and Norgate, 1864, ex-library) by Herbert Spencer.

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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 6089

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Our Agreeable Friends" (W. R. Chambers, Limited, n.d.) edited by F. G. Aflalo, and a first edition of "Dorothy Dainty at Home" (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1907) by Amy Brooks.

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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 6090

$150

Title: The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Author: Portia Takakjian
Publisher: Phoenix Publications, Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 27 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 18 of these books are still in shrink wrap.

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Lot 6091

$20

Book Details: Some intriguing people are profiled in this collection of music history and reference, which is particularly strong in jazz. Biographies and autobiographies of musicians and related artists include Benny Goodman, Yves Montand, David Mannes, John Levy, and the Coulson Family Jazz Band. Also included is a catalog for the Columbia Series 13/14000-D recordings, and a complete list of all the songs on "Your Hit Parade" from 1935 to 1958. The books about violinist Mannes, jazz manager Levy, and the Coulson family are signed.

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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 6092

$70

Title: The Works of Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens - Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize at that time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
City: New York
Year: 1905-1907
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 16 Complete: No
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a 15-volume set of the New Century Library edition.

This leather-bound set with gilt lettering and decorative designs show external wear, with chipping to spines and minor scuff marks at edges. Volume containing "A Tale of Two Cities" has detaching binding. Remaining volumes are otherwise firmly bound. Edges of text blocks and ends of volume may show light foxing. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces.

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Lot 6093

$55

Details: This large, antique dark brown stoneware jug holds two gallons, and is stamped "H.M. Whitman Havana, N.Y." (Havana is in Schuyler County, south of Watkins Glen.) Other than some horizontal lines, this spouted jug is plain. It is 12" tall and about 10" in diameter.

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Condition / Notes: Please note that there are three old chips on the spout (see photos).

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Lot 6094

$50

Book Details: This collection of New York state history is grounded in sober statistics, beginning with an 1897 summary from the state Labor Bureau, five volumes of 1918 reports from the Commissioner of Agriculture and the Department of Farms & Markets, and a handbook of the 1955 Highway Law. Also included is a book on the Revolutionary War in NY, several early 1970s yearbooks from South Turin (on the edge of the Adirondacks), and histories of Oneida and Broome counties, Oswego, the Bronx Zoo, and the NYS Fair. A two-volume autobiography of Andrew Dickson White, first president of Cornell University, complements the four volumes of the CU Law Quarterly, 1942-46.

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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 6095

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A New Gazetteer of the United States of America" (Edward Hopkins, 1833, detached boards) by William Darby and Theodore Dwight, Jr., and "The Great Conflagration: Chicago: Its Past, Present and Future" (Union Publishing Co., 1871) by James W. Sheahan and George P. Upton.

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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 6096

$60

Book Details: This generous assortment of antique children's literature includes many classic juvenile authors, such as the pre-syndication Edward Stratemeyer, Horatio Alger, P.L. Travers ("Mary Poppins"), Howard Garis ("Uncle Wiggly"), John Burroughs, and H. Rider Haggard. Technology and adventure are principal themes, as exemplified by the Automobile Girls series, and books featuring the Pony Express, electricity, rockets, and the Flying Wildcats.

Many of the volumes have decorative covers, of which the child's version of Herodotus is one excellent example. Also included are some delightful antique picture books, particularly those published by the McLoughlin Brothers.

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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 6097

$15

Title: First Book of Chemistry and Allied Sciences, Including an Outline of Agricultural Chemistry
Author: John A. Porter
Publisher: A. S. Barnes
City: New York
Year: 1866
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 202 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with leather spine. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers and minor chipping to spine. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered light foxing. This work contains a number of in-text illustrations.

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Lot 6098

$90

Title: The Crimes of Germany: Being an Illustrated Synopsis of the Violations of International Law and of Humanity by the Armed Forces of the German Empire. Based on the Official Enquiries of Great Britain, France, Russia and Belgium
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: American Defense Society, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1918
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/188 pages plus illustrations
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This scarce first American edition of this World War I publication contains a preface by Sir Theodore A. Cook.

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with illustrated brown paper pastedown to front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with photographic plates and numerous propagandistic cartoon illustrations. Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 6099

$45

Book Details: This assortment of vintage and antique literature features two sets: one is an eight-volume collection of Alexandre Dumas, the other is seven leather-bound books from Robert Louis Stevenson. The pearl of this assortment is a beautiful little copy of "Wuthering Heights." Also included are early novels by Susan Sontag and Ruth Rendell.

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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 6100

$10

Title: Abbildungen der Menschlichen Organe des Geruches / des menschlichen H÷rorganes / der menschlichen Organe des Geschmackes und der Stimme
Author: Samuel Thomas Soemmerring
Publisher: Editions Medicina Rara Ltd.
City: Unknown
Year: 1977
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 11.25" Height: 15.75"
Book Details: A facsimile edition of "Abbildungen des menschlichen Hoerorganes" (1806), "Abbildungen der menschlichen Organe des Geschmackes und der Stimme" (1806), and "Abbildungen der menschlichen Organe des Geruches" (1809). These volumes contain Soemmerring's sketches of human auditory organs, human taste and vocal organs, and olfactory organs.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce numbered limited edition of 2800 copies.

Volumes are bound in blue/gray wrappers. Books are in excellent condition and preserved in cardboard slipcase that shows staining to one panel.

Texts are in German.


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Lot 6101

$50

Title: The Way of the Gods in Japan
Author: Hope Huntly
Publisher: Richard G. Badger
City: Boston
Year: 1911
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/339 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows soiling to covers. Lettering is faded. Hinges are cracked. Preliminary pages show small blue stains/annotations and soiling at borders. Pages display scattered light foxing. This work is illustrated with a small number of plates.

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Lot 6102

$70

Title: Souvenir Album of the Great West
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Ward Brothers
City: Columbus, Ohio
Year: circa 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.75" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique oblong volume is bound in string-bound brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover and black ornamental designs to front and rear covers. Binding is sound. This work contains 100 lithographic illustrations offering views of cities, sites and landmarks in the Western United States, including panoramas of Denver, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Oakland, train travel through mountain passes and over bridges, a bull fight at Paso del Norte (Ciudad Juarez), Yosemite Valley, and the Golden Gate without the bridge.

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Lot 6103

$10

Details: This rugged, 1950s-vintage, industrial-modern design 16mm film projector could show silent or sound movies. It was made by the Victor Animatograph Corporation of Davenport, Iowa. A hand-drawn diagram for threading the film is enclosed in the case.

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Condition / Notes: This projector has not been tested. Its appearance is clean with no visible damage.

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Lot 6104

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of East Asian books shown in the corresponding image(s). These four books are string bound, in printed wrappers and contain illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: These books show external wear, with light soiling and/or staining to covers. Bindings are firm. One book displays marginal staining to pages, interiors of remaining volumes are clean and without markings. Books measure approximately 5" x 8".

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Lot 6105

$60

Book Details: This collection of books is all about ship building and design, from the fundamentals of naval architecture to specific details on timbers, sails and tackle for rigging, etc. Most of the focus is on wooden ships, but modern steel vessels are considered as well. The most venerable tome here is a reprint of Chapman's classic "Architectura Navalis Mercatoria," new in its original box.

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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 6106

$130

Title: The Seaweed Hat
Author: Louis Slobodkin - Louis Slobodkin was an American sculptor, writer, and illustrator of numerous children's books.
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1947
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: "A hilarious and fanciful tale told in pictures and nonsense verse. Here is an undersea adventure which Patty and the jolly sea captain have when they go "Down-Down-Down" in the captain's submarine. They pick up Robert and Jean, two sea kittens, as passengers and explore the bottom of the sea." (dustjacket text).
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in illustrated paper-covered boards. Book shows light external wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket is in mylar cover. The work is profusely illustrated with color drawings by the author.

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Lot 6107

$60

Details: Most of this lot is made up of several handfuls of vintage American and foreign coins, with the balance composed of vintage tokens and medallions. Included are transit and bridge toll tokens, a Hawaii souvenir token, medallions from the 1893 and1933 Chicago and 1939 New York World's Fairs, reproductions of early American, Revolutionary War-era coins, a1913 medal commemorating the Commodore Perry centennial, a beautiful bronze medal honoring Moses Maimonides, "physician and philosopher," and a coin in support of the Sons and Daughters of Israel home for the aged.

Also included is a metal dye or stamp from the Utica, NY Plumbers Union, dated 1928.

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Condition / Notes: The condition of these coins, tokens, and medallions is highly variable.

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Lot 6108

$45

Details: This is an original diamond-shaped serigraph on paper signed in pencil by the artist in pencil in lower right corner and numbered 149/180. Paper size is approximately 31.5" x 30".
Condition / Notes: This work shows no tears, creases, punctures. Faint marginal staining appears along bottom margin.

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Lot 6109

$45

Title: The Patriot's Manuel: Comprising Various Standard and Miscellaneous Subjects, Interesting to Every American Citizen; Proper Also for Seminaries of Learning
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Jesse Hopkins
Publisher: William Williams
City: Utica
Year: 1828
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 220 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This book contains the texts of Patrick Henry's speech in 1775, the American Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, Its Amendments, Washington's Farewell Address, the Constitution of the State of New York, Everett's oration in 1824 on the celebration of the landing of the pilgrims on Plymouth Rock, Webster's oration on laying the corner stone of the Bunker Hill Monument, Wirt's discourse on the lives and characters of Jefferson and Adams, and Webster's speech in Congress on the Greek Revolution.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label and gilt ruling to spine. Front board is detaching. Rear cover has two circular impressions at mid-section. Outside corners of boards display minor loss. Text block is intact. Endpapers have browning at edges. Previous owner's name appears stamped at top of half title page. Pages are foxed.

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Lot 6110

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique shadow-themed children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection is made up of the following three titles: "The Book of Shadows" (W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., n.d.), "Shadows of the People" (A. Williams, n.d.) and "In Shadow-Town" (The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1907) by Leigh Gross Day.

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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 6111

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literary criticism, books on books and literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the Inclusive Edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" (Doubleday, Page & Company, 1926) edited by Emory Holloway, volumes 1 and 2 of "Oeuvres de Monsieur Regnard" (Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1760, and "Specimens of the British Critics" (Carey and Hart, 1846) by Christopher North (John Wilson).

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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 6112

$55

Details: This antique, hand-made wooden clock was made out of thin panels of unfinished hardwood, carved into ornate filigree patterns. The dummy pendulum holds a small beveled mirror. The clock works are contained in a small metal cylinder, and is wound with an attached key mechanism at the back. The clock has a very attractive enameled face. The clock is attached to its wooden, velvet-covered base, and is 16" high, on a base 13" x 9.5".

The clock has a large, oval glass dome, which is broken. The clock may have been a wedding present in 1904. It comes with a tiny, printed gift card from Mrs. & Mrs. Ernest Whitley of Bradford.

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Condition / Notes: Although the clock can be wound, it ticks only irregularly. The decorative wooden structure of the clock is in very good condition.

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Lot 6113

$400

Title: Outer Dark
Author: Cormac McCarthy - Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has written ten novels, spanning the Southern Gothic, Western, and modernist genres. He received the Pulitzer Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction for "The Road." His 2005 novel "No Country for Old Men" was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He received a National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award for his 1992 novel, "All the Pretty Horses." "All the Pretty Horses" and "The Road" were also made into major motion pictures.

"Blood Meridian" (1985) was among Time magazine's list of 100 best English-language books published between 1923 and 2005 and placed joint runner-up in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years. Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, alongside Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon and Philip Roth, and called "Blood Meridian" "the greatest single book since Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying"." In 2010 The Times ranked "The Road" first on its list of the 100 best fiction and non-fiction books of the past 10 years. He is frequently compared by modern reviewers to William Faulkner. McCarthy has been increasingly mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1968
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 242 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "Outer Dark" is the second novel by U.S. writer Cormac McCarthy, published in 1968. The time and setting are nebulous, but can be assumed to be somewhere in the Southern United States, sometime around the turn of the twentieth century. The novel tells of a woman (Rinthy) who bears her brother's baby. The brother, Culla, leaves the nameless infant in the woods to die, but he tells his sister that the newborn died of natural causes and had to be buried. Rinthy discovers this lie, and decides to set out and find the baby for herself.

Meanwhile, the baby has been discovered in the woods and taken by a nameless tinker.

Culla strikes out aimlessly across the country attempting to escape the circumstances that have enshrouded him and forget his sins. Rinthy, despite her post-labor state, tries in vain to track down the Tinker. The siblings' personalities and modes of behavior are very similar but their experiences differ greatly.

"Outer Dark" was made into an independent film directed by Stephen Imwalle with Azel James playing the role of Culla and Jamie Dunne playing Rinthy.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of McCarthy's uncommon second book.

Volume is bound in gray paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine. Title appears in stamped silver lettering on spine above author's name over black background. The same presentation of author can be seen on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with discoloration to edges of covers (fainter on rear cover) and small spot at lower outside corner of rear cover. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears at top of front flyleaf. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket shows minor edgewear and closed tear along upper portion of rear spine edge. Dust Jacket is priced $4.95 on front flap and photograph of the author appears on rear flap.


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Lot 6114

$15

Title: The Illustrated History of Rome (From the Founding of the City of Romulus, 753 B. C. to the Capture of Constantinople by the Turks, 1456 A. D.)
Author: uncredited author
Editor: George A. Smith
Publisher: Gebbie & Co., Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1884
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: Yes
Pagination: vi/514 pages
Width: 11.25" Height: 14.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is volume one only.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows light external wear. White paper label with call number is taped at foot of spine. Volume has new endpapers and blank preliminary pages. Card pocket and bar code are attached to rear pastedown. Title page has small library stamp at bottom edge and pencil markings on copyright page. Title page and initial pages of text (to page 65) show decreasing marginal staining. Final few pages and index have light soiling in upper outside corner. Pages are otherwise clean and bright, with only a very small amount of (faint) smudging. Volume is lavishly illustrated with plates and in-text engravings. Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 6115

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique illustrated children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933) illustrated by Maxfield Parrish, and "The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935) illustrated by N. C. Wyeth.

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