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Lot 6154

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Footprints, or Poems, by Amelia, of Western New York with a Short Account of Her Life" (Daily Republican Office, 1860) and "Current Coins Picked Up at a Country Railway Station" (Hann & Adair, Printers and Bookmakers, 1893) signed by author S. Q. Lapius.

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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: $7.50
Lot 6155

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). This folio volume contains issues of the Berlin daily Vossische Zeitung for the entire year of 1931.

The Vossische Zeitung (more precisely: "(Koniglich Privilegierte) Berlinische Zeitung von Staats- und Gelehrten Sachen") was the well-known liberal German newspaper that was published in Berlin (1721-1934). Its predecessor was founded in 1704. Among the editors of the "aunt Voss" were Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Willibald Alexis, Theodor Fontane and Kurt Tucholsky.

Until the second year of the Third Reich's reign over Germany, the publication was generally regarded as Germany's national newspaper of record, just as The Times and Le Temps were to Great Britain and France, respectively. At this point, the Vossische Zeitung was dissolved by the official, state-sanctioned political party, the all-powerful NSDAP, which circulated its own nationally distributed newspaper, the Volkischer Beobachter.



Condition / Notes: This folio volumes, measuring approximately 13.5" x 18.5", are bound in cloth-covered boards. Gilt-lettered label appears on spines. Ex-library books show external wear, with soiling to covers. Bindings are firm. Text blocks are intact. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedowns. Pages are clean and without markings. Pages may occasionally show closed tear or small amount of tape repair.

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: $66.00
Lot 6156

$55

Details: Among other interesting items in this collection of assorted ephemera and books are the works of remarkable woman. Included in this group is an early broadside by the poet, novelist, and activist Marge Piercy; an early bibliography of Edith Wharton, a purse-sized copy of Upton Sinclair's play "The Naturewoman," a 1963 anti-war pamphlet speaking for the women of south Viet Nam, and a signed, limited edition biography of Elizabeth "Auntie" Stone, a pioneer who built and operated the first businesses in Fort Collins, CO. This collection is offset by a couple of pleasingly lurid Victorian pulp novels, "Gilded Vice" and "Tessie's Temptation."

Also included is an 1850 German-American "Songbook for the Young," an equally old Pennsylvania divorce petition, and a scarce, 1789 edition of "The Oeconomy of Human Life" (without plates).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books and 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.


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Lot 6157

$90

Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon - Edward Gibbon was an English historian and member of Parliament. His most important work, "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. "The Decline and Fall" is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion.
Publisher: E. Duyckinck, Collins & Co., E. Bliss & E. White, S. Campbell & Son, and R. & W. A. Bartow
City: New York
Year: 1822
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce complete set of the third American edition of this classical work of history.

Antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine labels and decorative designs to spine. Three of the six volumes have detached a detached board and first volume has both boards detached. Books show external wear, with loss of material to spine, rubbing to covers, scuff marks and loosely attached boards. Text blocks are intact. Lightly age-toned pages display very occasional foxing. First volume contains frontispiece portrait of the author, second volume has a frontispiece fold-out map with very small marginal tear. Volume three also has frontispiece map, though tear at margin is large and extends into map, very slightly affecting content.

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 6158

$100

Title: Our Country: A Household History of the United States for All Readers, from the Discovery of America to the Present Time
Author: Benson J. Lossing
Publisher: Johnson Wilson & Company /Johnson & Miles
City: New York
Year: 1875-1878
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and leather-tipped corners. Spines have raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Books show moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and edgewear. Rear cover of first volume shows some scratching. Bindings are firm. Volumes have marbled endpapers. Interiors are clean and bright. 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: $15.50
Lot 6159

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are David Luthy's "The Amish in America: Settlements That Failed, 1840-1960" (Pathway Publishers, 1986) and "John Humphrey Noyes: The Putney Community" (Self-published, 1931) by George Wallingford Noyes.

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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: $18.50
Lot 6160

$40

Title: Tugby's Guide to Niagara Falls Being a Complete Guide to All the Points of Interest around and in the Immediate Neighborhood. Embellished with Views, Copied from Photographs Made Especially for This Work
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Thomas Tugby
City: Niagara Falls
Year: 1889
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 62 pages
Width: 5" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped black lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows external wear, with crease visible across top half of front cover and discoloration to spine. Text block is loosely held in by string. First and final page show foxing. Accordion-style fold-out with sepia-toned views of Niagara Falls is in two detached parts. Fold-out is nevertheless well preserved, offering clean, bright images.

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Lot 6161

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique German-language children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Herzblattchens Zeitvertrieb: Unterhaltungen fur kleine Knaben und Madchen zur Herzensbildung und Entwickelung der Begriffe" (Carl Flemming, Verlag, n.d., volume 50 of this series) edited by Berta Wegner-Zell, and "Der Schiffsjunge und sein Lebensgang" (Verlag von Ernst Kaufmann, n.d.) by Wilhelm Oertel, with chromolithographs.

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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: $7.50
Lot 6162

$80

Title: The Works of Booth Tarkington
Author: Booth Tarkington - Booth Tarkington was an American novelist and dramatist best known for his novels The Magnificent Ambersons and "Alice Adams." He is one of only three novelists (the others being William Faulkner and John Updike) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once.
Publisher: Doubleday, Page and Company
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1918
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 16 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: The half title of volume one states complete in 12 volumes. Content is distributed as follows:

I. The Gentleman from Indiana.--II. The Two Vanrevels.--III. The Guest of Quesnay.--IV. The Flirt.--V. Penrod.--VI. Penrod and Sam.--VII. In the Arena.--VIII. Harlequin and Columbine, and Other Stories.--IX. Monsieur Beaucaire. The Beautiful Lady. His Own People, and Other Stories.--X. The Turmoil.--XI. The Conqust of Canaan.--XII. Seventeen.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early limited edition of the work of Booth Tarkington, the "Autograph Edition," signed by the author on limitation page of first volume. This is copy 229 of 575 volumes. Originally published in twelve volumes, volumes 13 (containing "The Magnificent Ambersons") and 14 ("Ramsey Milholland") appeared in 1919, with volumes 15 ("Alice Adams") and 16 ("Gentle Julia") showing publication dates of 1922.

Antique set is bound in dark brown paper-covered boards with beige cloth spines. Printed paper labels can be seen on spines and author's embossed initials appear in small circular decorative design on front covers. Books show mild external wear, with a small amount of fraying at head of spines and minor chipping to spine labels. Faint staining is visible on front cover of final volume. A number of hinges show cracking. Pages with top gilt edges display scattered light foxing concentrated at margins. Volumes are illustrated with frontispieces with tissue guards. Foxing appears on guards and occasionally on margins of plates. Volume containing "Ramsey Milholland" also contains 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: $20.50
Lot 6163

$70

Title: The Works of William Hogarth; in a Series of Engravings: with Descriptions, and a Comment on Their Moral Tendency, by the Rev. John Trusler. To Which Are Added, Anecdotes of the Author and His Works
Author: J. Hogarth, J. Nichols, John Trusler
Publisher: Jones and Co.
City: London
Year: 1833
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 116 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is volume 1 only.

Antique leather volume lacks spine cover and has detached edgeworn boards. Text block is intact. Title page displays annotations in ink to top margin. Pages have occasional smudging to margins. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of artist and full-page engraved reproductions of his work. Versos and margins of plates show foxing.

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Lot 6164

$45

Title: The Dispensatory of the United States of America
Author: Franklin Bache, George B. Wood
Publisher: Grigg & Elliot
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1833
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1073 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early edition of this 19th-century medical reference work.

Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine labels. Book shows extensive external wear, with soiling and loss of material to covers. Rear board is loose. Moisture markings are visible at ends of text block and to margins of pages.Antique newspaper clipping has been pasted to front pastedown. Previous owner's name and date of 1834 appear on front flyleaf. Pages also display scattered foxing. Text is entirely legible.

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 6165

$225

Details: There are four vintage or antique German porcelain beer steins in this lot, all with fancy pewter lids. The tallest and most colorful is 11" high, decorated with oak leaves and eidelweiss, and four villagers, one playing a guitar. A motto in German can be roughly translated as, "A song with noble juice gives Frohsin courage and virtue 1896." On the bottom, it is marked 1896 and 3, and .5 L.

The squat, blue, salt-glazed stein is 9.5" tall to the top of its ornate, figural handle, ornamented with the bust of a boy. The pewter lid shows a young woman holding a large stein, with a bunch of hops. There is an long motto in that hard-to-read, old-fashioned Schwabacher script. It holds one liter, and is marked on the side 473A. An illegible mark is on the bottom.

The green and brown stein is decorated with three medallions, two of which show handsome, well-dressed young woman. The hallmark on the bottom looks like a stylized H, with the numbers 1026. It is 8.5" tall.

The smallest, dark blue and cream colored stein is 8.25" tall, and shows peasants dancing and waiting at table. It is marked "Germany" and "G".

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Condition / Notes: The green and brown stein has a chip off the bottom (see photo). All other pieces are in very good condition and undamaged.

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 6166

$20

Book Details: Some of the books in this collection of vintage and antique theology are signed, including "Robert Annys: Poor Priest" by Annie Nathan Meyer (1901), "The Psychology of Orthodoxy," by E.L. House, and "Witnesses for Christ," by Edward Backhouse and Charles Taylor. Other titles include "The Reform Movement in Judaism," "Maccabees, Zealots, and Josephus," and "The Religious Minorities in Transylvania."

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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 6167

$30

Title: Meditations or Considerations upon Christian Truths, Duties and Privileges, for Every Day in the Year
Author: John Stephens
Publisher: B. R. Goakman
City: London
Year: 1813/1814
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine labels. Books show moderate external wear, with light soiling to covers. Bindings are sound. Previous owner's name appears on front pastedown and on first page of text of first volume. Front flyleaf of first volume has been excised. Final blank pages in first volume have moisture markings. Mildly age-toned pages display scattered 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 6168

$45

Title: The Shipmodeler: Official Organ of the Ship Model Makers' Club
Author: uncredited author
Editor: E. Armitage McCann
Publisher: Ship Model Makers' Club
City: New York
Year: 1929-1932
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This a scarce run of this modeling periodical with articles on techniques, specific ships, figure heads, book reviews, club notes, etc. This set contains the first four volumes only.


Antique set bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Volumes show light external wear, and are solidly bound. Third volume displays staining to lower margin of text block. Interiors of remaining volumes are clean and bright. The work is profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings.


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 6169

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Lesbian Images" (Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1975) signed by author Jane Rule, "The Way of the World: The Rushton Lectures for 1952" (George Grady Press, 1953) with inscription by author George H. T. Kimble, and a first edition of "The Dinner Party: A Symbol of Our Heritage" (Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1979) signed by author Judy Chicago.

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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 6170

$140

Title: The German Octopus: Hitler Bids for World Power
Author: Henry C. Wolfe
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/316 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated first edition in scarce intact illustrated dust jacket.

Volume is bound in red cloth with bright gilt decorative designs to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings.

Dust jacket shows mild wear concentrated at edges. Jacket is preserved in mylar cover.

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Lot 6171

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "My Own Four Walls" (Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1941, in dust jacket), and "Mr. Goggles" (E. W. Dodge & Company, 1907) by H. Collins Brown.

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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 6172

$35

Book Details: Some uncommon and unusual books populate this collection of American history, which is focused on the frontier and the setting of the West. In addition to a straight-up history of California, a couple of volumes deal with the Gold Rush of '49, particularly in Death Valley. Two are autobiographical works. "Memoirs of Lawman" tells the story of C.W. "Doc" Shores, sheriff of Gunnison County, CO, and deputy U.S. Marshall in the late 19th century. At the request of the author, "The Autobiography of General Isaac J. Wistar" was suppressed for decades after his death due to its frankness.

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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 6173

$20

Title: Heaven's Magnet for a World Conquest
Author: Melvin E. King
Publisher: Published by the author & Robert Banks & Son
City: Waverly, Massachusetts / London
Year: 1916
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii/316 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with discoloration to spine and very small white stain at lower fore edge of front cover. Binding is tight. About a dozen of the initial pages of text display underlining and marginalia in green ink. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with a frontispiece photo portrait of the author.

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Lot 6174

$55

Details: There are four items of vintage or antique Iroquois indian beadwork in this collection. One is a 1920s, flapper-style belt. This item is 1.25" wide and 26" long (not counting the fringe), and is fastened with hooks and eyes. The oldest piece may be the miniature pink purse, which is 3" long. Also included is a leather pouch with a solidly beaded disk motif, and an adjustable bracelet or wristlet which could fit over a man's hand.

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Condition / Notes: These items are all in generally good condition with intact beading. The miniature pink purse is soiled.

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Lot 6175

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second and enlarged edition of "Man Answers Death: An Anthology of Poetry" (Philosophical Library, 1952, in dust jacket) edited by Corliss Lamont, and a first edition of Gilbert Frankau's "Tid'apa" (What Does It Matter?)" (B. W. Huebsch, 1914).

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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 6176

$250

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain issues of the illustrated Berlin daily Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung from the years 1935-1938. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in Nazi Germany, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events.

These issues contain a number of full-page illustrated reports.

It should be noted that many of the accounts of the official ceremonies attended by Hitler and Nazi and military officials are accompanied by the texts of the speech(es) given.

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 spine. 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: $62.00
Lot 6177

$90

Title: From the Jungle through Europe with Roosevelt
Author: John Callan O'Laughlin
Publisher: Chapple Publishing Company, Ltd.
City: Boston
Year: 1910
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 175 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: An eye-witness account by Chicago Tribune reporter of Theodore Roosevelt's 1909 safari in east and central Africa, and the subsequent trip through Italy, Austro-Hungary, France, Belgium, Holland, Scandinavia, Germany and England.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with printed paper label to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with chipping to spine label. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. A small number of pages display faint marginal staining to top edge. This 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: $4.50
Lot 6178

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on Central New York shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Poems of Mrs. Jane E. D. Conklin" (Press of J. J. Little & Company, 1884, ex-library) with antique newspaper clipping bearing photograph tipped in, and "Memoir and Literary Remains of Mary Esther Wadsworth" (J. Van Valeinburgh, 1854), with detached front board.

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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 6179

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on European history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Helen Clergue's "The Salon: A Study of French Society and Personalities in the Eighteenth Century" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1907) and Boris Todrin's "5 Days: Austria: February 12th to 17th, 1934" (The Black Cat Press, 1936, in tattered dust jacket).

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

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 6180

$30

Title: The Permian of Mongolia: A Report on the Permian Fauna of the Jisu Honguer Limestone of Mongolia and Its Relations to the Permian of Other Parts of the World
Author: Amadeus W. Grabau
Publisher: The American Museum of Natural History
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: xliii/665 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce Volume IV of "Natural History of Central Asia."

Antique volume is bound in cream cloth with stamped black lettering to spine. Ex-library book has customary markings and attachments. Exterior shows light shelfwear. Volume has new endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings. This work contains fold-out tables and tissue-guarded 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: $8.50
Lot 6181

$45

Title: A Biography of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and of Washington and Patrick Henry, with an Appendix, Containing the Constitution of the United States and Other Documents
Author: L. Carroll Judson
Publisher: J. Dobson, and Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1839
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 354 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows significant external wear, with cracking along spine edges and cover. Minor loss of material can be seen at ends of spine and corners of boards. Boards also display staining along edges with spine, rubbing and scuff marks. Front board is somewhat loose. Endpapers have darkening to edges. Front pastedown has antique library bookplates with markings. Front flyleaf shows markings, marginal staining and small tears. Pages are heavily foxed, with staining at bottom margin.

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Lot 6182

$110

Details: This marvelous collection of vintage technical radio-related magazines and periodicals spans the years from 1930-1962. Most of the publications were aimed at the informed, amateur hobbyist, but the "Bell Laboratories Record" was the house organ for the scientists and engineers who worked at that dynamic company that pioneered so many technological innovations of the 20th century. Other titles include "Radio," "Radio News," "Radio-Craft," "Radio World," "CQ: The Radio Amateurs' Journal," and "QST Amateur Radio." Also included are licensing manuals published by the American Radio Relay League.

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Condition / Notes: These publications are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. The covers have come off a few of them.


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Lot 6183

$40

Title: Discourses on the Depravity of the Human Family: Particularly Applied to This Nation and These Times
Author: John Landis
Publisher: R. S. Elliott & Co.
City: Harrisburg
Year: 1839
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxii/177 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-labeled label to spine. Book shows external wear, with loss of bottom fourth of spine cover, narrow cracking at spine edges, rubbing to boards and minor loss of material at corners. Pages display foxing.

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Lot 6184

$175

Title: Civitatis Erffurtensis Historia Critica et Diplomatica, oder vollstandige Alt=, Mittel= und Neue Historie von Erffurth, worinnen von dieser Stadt Ursrpung, wahren Anwachs und Aufnahme, denen allda gehaltenen Synodis und Reichs=Tagen, zugestossenen Glucks= und Unglucks=Fallen gehandelt; Sonst auch viele und grossten Theils ungedruckte Diplomata, Vertrage, Handlungen, errichtete Recesse und dergleichen Piecen mehr beygebracht, und wo es nothig mit Anmerkungen erlautert. Alle Begebenheiten aber in V. Bucher abgehandelt, und mit einem vollstandigem Register versehen werden
Author: Johann Heinrich von Falckenstein
Publisher: Johann Wilhelm Ritschel
City: Erfurt, Germany
Year: 1739
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 674 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This is a scarce German-language history of the German city of Erfurt, with special emphasis on its diplomatic history.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards, with handwritten title on spine. Book shows external age/wear, with bumped corners and fraying to edges of spine. Binding is sound. Light foxing can be seen on endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece engraving.

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Lot 6185

$275

Title: Tales and Novels
Author: Maria Edgeworth - Maria Edgeworth was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe. She held what were for a woman of her time advanced views on estate management, politics and education and corresponded with some of the leading literary and economic writers, including Sir Walter Scott and David Ricardo.


Publisher: Baldwin and Cradock
City: London
Year: 1833
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 18 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsomely bound in marbled paper with three quarter leather, raised spine bands, crimson and green spine labels and intricate gilt tooling, this antique set is a scarce collection of works by Maria Edgeworth.

These volumes feature engraved title pages and frontispieces. These volumes have been professionally rebound in decorative bindings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some rubbing along the extremities and light shelf wear. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, with gilded top edges and marbled endpapers. The previous owner's decorative bookplate is on the front endpapers.

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Lot 6186

$10

Book Details: The books in this group of decorative antique literature are shades of brown and rust, with gold accents; and the wonderful titles hint at a leisured and escapist female readership: "A Conventional Bohemian," "The Sarcasm of Destiny," "How Like a Woman," "My Official Wife," "The Incomplete Amorist," Vara, or the Child of Adoption," and " Courtship and Marriage." The only author remembered today is E. Nesbit ("...Amorist"), but Florence Marryat ("How Like..." was the daughter of Capt. Frederic Marryat, whose pioneering nautical fiction inspired Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester.

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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 6187

$10

Book Details: The history of Ireland is explored in these vintage and antique books, which features a limited edition memoir by novelist Elizabeth Bowen, "Seven Winters." Also included is "The Bronze Age in Ireland," "The National Being: Some Thoughts on an Irish Polity" published in the explosive year 1916 by an author who dared use only his or her initials, A.E.; a slim booklet of fiction, "The Departure of Dermot," by Standish O'Grady; and vol. I of the Irish-American Library, "English Misrule in Ireland," published in reply to Froude in 1873 by the Very Reverend Thomas N. Burke, O.P.

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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 6188

$140

Title: Around the World in the Yacht "Sunbeam": Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months
Author: Annie Allnut Brassey
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
City: New York
Year: 1878
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/470 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has raised bands, gilt-lettered and ornamental panels. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers, cracking at ends of spine edges and minor loss along edges and at corners of boards. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Pages display occasional faint smudge markings. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and well-preserved color fold-out map. Book also contains numerous textual illustrations.

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Lot 6189

$15

Title: Thunder in the North
Author: Creighton Barker
Publisher: The Bull's Head Press
City: Unknown
Year: 1932
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this book of poetry. Inscription at top of front flyleaf reads "To Alice and Charles / with high esteem / Creighton Barker / January 1933."


Antique volume is bound in black paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Book shows external wear, with lower portion of spine detaching and discoloration to spine and edges of front cover. Blank paper label appears on front cover. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright.

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Lot 6190

$35

Title: The King and the Education of the King
Author: Juan de Mariana - Juan de Mariana, also known as Father Mariana, was a Spanish Jesuit priest, Scholastic, historian, and member of the Monarchomachs.

Juan de Mariana was born in Talavera, Toledo, Spain. He studied at the Complutense University of Alcala de Henares, and was admitted at the age of seventeen into the Society of Jesus. In 1561 he went to teach theology in Rome, reckoning among his pupils Robert Bellarmine, afterwards cardinal; then passed into Sicily; and in 1569 he was sent to Paris, where his expositions of the writings of Thomas Aquinas attracted large audiences. In 1574, owing to ill health, he obtained permission to return to Spain; the rest of his life being passed at the Jesuits' house in Toledo in vigorous literary activity. He died in Madrid.

Mariana's great work, "Historiae de rebus Hispaniae," first appeared in twenty books at Toledo in 1592; ten books were subsequently added (1605), bringing the work down to the accession of Charles V in 1519, and in a still later abstract of events the author completed it to the accession of Philip IV in 1621. It was so well received that Mariana was induced to translate it into Spanish (the first part in 1601; completed, 1609; English translation by J. Stevens, 1699).

Mariana's Historiae, though in many parts uncritical, is regarded for its research, accuracy, sagacity and style. Of his other works the most interesting is the treatise "De rege et regis institutione" (Toledo, 1598). In its sixth chapter the question whether it is lawful to overthrow a tyrant is freely discussed and answered in the affirmative, a circumstance which brought much odium upon the Jesuits, especially after the assassination of Henry IV of France, in 1610. A volume entitled "Tractatus VII. theologici et historici" (published by Mariana in Cologne in 1609, containing in particular a tract, "De morte et immortalitate," and another, "De mutatione monetae") was put upon the Index Expurgatorius, and led to the confinement of its author by the Inquisition. It has been suggested that that either the "De rege et regis institutione" or the "De mutatione monetae" influenced Chapter 29 of Part One of Cervantes's Don Quijote. During his confinement there was found among his papers a criticism upon the Jesuits, which was printed after his death as "Discursus de erroribus qui in forma gubernationis societatis Jesu occurrunt" (Bordeaux, 1625), and was reprinted by order of Charles III when he banished the Jesuits from Spain.
Translor: George Albert Moore
Publisher: The Country Dollar Press
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1948
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/440 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: First complete translation into English of "De rege et regis institutione" (1598), a Latin-language work on the origin and nature of the State, that is Juan de Mariana's chief political work.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work signed and numbered by translator George Albert Moore. This is copy number 248. Author's signature appears on limitation/copyright page.

Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Ex-library book shows minimal external wear. Endpapers display traces of taping at top and bottom edges. Library markings can be seen on title and copyright page. Bar code strip can be seen at top of rear flyleaf, with traces of card pocket removal visible underneath. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of author, photograph of author and two facsimiles.

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Lot 6191

$130

Title: Annotations upon the Holy Bible. Wherein the Sacred Text Is Inserted, and Various Readings Annex'd. Together with Parallel Scriptures. The More Difficult Terms in Each Verse Are Explained. Seeming Contradictions Reconciled. Questions and Doubts Resolved. And the Whole Text Opened. Being a Continuation of Mr. Poole's Work by Certain Judicious and Learned Divines
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Edward Veale, Samuel Clark
Publisher: Thomas Parkhurst et al.
City: London
Year: 1696
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10.25" Height: 16"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio volume is bound in calfskin boards. Book shows significant external wear, with portions of the leather surfaces lacking or partially detached. Volume is fairly solidly bound with pages that show foxing, marginal staining and occasional annotations. Early pages may be lacking or show some marginal loss. This work is beautifully typeset and features a decorative frontispiece illustration. The volume also includes a page of intricately calligraphed period inscriptions on the front free endpaper and paste-down.

Text appears in double columns.

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