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Lot 6268

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of genealogical reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths, 1736-1809. First Church, Springfield, Mass." (Self-Published, 1938), "The Ancestry and Posterity of Harry Williams Hazard III (1918-1989)" (Mary J. Hazard, 1993) compiled by Harry W. Hazard III and edited by Mary J. Hazard, and "Thomas Reeves and His Descendants" (Privately Mimeographed, n.d.) compiled by Emma M. Reeves.

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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 6269

$25

Book Details: This small assortment of collectible vintage and antique estate books, some decorative, contains a wide variety of adult and children's books, literature and non-fiction; including philosophy and theology, travel, and the financial history of the United States.

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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 6270

$15

Book Details: A number of museum catalogs grace this lot of art history and reference books, along with large format, generously illustrated volumes on prehistoric and primitive art, fakes and forgeries, and Swiss painting. The complete graphic oeuvre of Toulouse-Lautrec is contained in one large tome. Other painters given an in-depth look are Velasquez, El Greco, Grandma Moses, and Andrew Wyeth. Also included are technical reference works on photography.

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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: $48.50
Lot 6271

$350

Details: There are eight vintage Whitman coin folders in this lot. The Canadian Large Cent folder (1858-1920) has 18 out of 32 coins; the Buffalo Nickel folder (1913-1938) has 34 out of 64 coins; the Liberty Standing Half-Dollar folder (#2, 1937-1947) has 14 out of 30 coins; and the Liberty Head Quarters (1892-1916) has 43 coins. The 1941-1975 folder of Lincoln cents is completely full range from mostly full to one-quarter full.

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Condition / Notes: The condition of the coins in this folder collection ranges from fair or, in a few cases, even poor, to very good. Older items are more likely to have age and 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: $14.50
Lot 6272

$15

Book Details: This collection of world history takes a few side trips into economics and anthropology as well. Roles of women are examined in Egypt, the USSR, and India; with individual biographies or critical studies of Gerda Lerner, Olive Schreiner, Bessie Head, and Kate Field.

Economic aspects of Latin America, Malaysia, Japan, and India are studied. English history is examined through the perspective of sex, the transportation of criminals to the colonies, and through biographies of David Lloyd George and Cecil Rhodes.

A number of books are in German or French. One is in Swedish.

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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 6273

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Federalist, on the New Constitution, Written in 1788" (Masters, Smith & Co., 1857) and "Party Leaders; Sketches of Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John Randolph, of Roanoke, including Notices of Many Other Distinguished American Statesmen" (D. Appleton and Company, 1861) by Jo. G. Baldwin.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. It should be noted that "The Federalist" has detached front board.

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Lot 6274

$15

Title: A Hebrew Grammar with a Copious Syntax and Praxis
Author: Moses Stuart - Moses B. Stuart, an American biblical scholar, was born in Wilton, Connecticut.

He graduated with highest honours at Yale in 1799; in 1802 he was admitted to the Connecticut bar and was appointed as a tutor at Yale, where he remained for two years. In 1806 Stuart became the pastor of the Centre (Congregational) Church of New Haven, being appointed professor of sacred literature in the Andover Theological Seminary in 1809.

Here he succeeded Eliphalet Pearson (1752-1826), the first preceptor of the Phillips (Andover) Academy and in 1786-1806 professor of Hebrew and Oriental languages at Harvard. At this time he knew hardly more than elementary Hebrew and not much more Greek; in 1801-12 he prepared for the use of his students a Hebrew grammar which they copied day by day from his manuscript; in 1813 he printed his Grammar, which appeared in an enlarged form, with a copious syntax and praxis, in 1821, and was republished in England by Dr Pusey in 1831.

He gradually made the acquaintance of German works in hermeneutics, first Johann Friedrich Schleusner, Seiler and Gesenius, and taught himself German, arousing much suspicion and distrust among his colleagues by his unusual studies. However, recognition soon followed, partly as a result of his Letter to Dr Channing on the Subject of Religious Liberty (1830), but more largely through the growing favour shown to German philology and critical methods. In 1848 he resigned his chair at Andover. Stuart died in Andover on January 4th, 1852.

Stuart has been called the father of exegetical studies in America. He contributed largely by his teaching to the renewal of foreign missionary zeal-of his 1500 students more than 100 became foreign missionaries, among them such skilled translators as Adoniram Judson, Elias Riggs and William G Schauffler.

Stuart's 1850 book "Conscience and the Constitution" took the position that slavery is an institution allowed by the Bible, but that, as it was actually practiced in the United States, slavery was morally wrong. Therefore there should be a voluntary emancipation of slaves by the Southern slave owners.

Publisher: Flagg and Gould, Printers
City: Andover
Year: 1821
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/386 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce work of linguistics that contains a short introductory section with a historical sketch of the Hebrew language.

Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed boards. Book shows significant external age/wear, with cloth spine almost completely absent. Detaching boards show soiling and have bumped corners. Text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages displaying marginal foxing. Previous owner's name appears at top of title page.

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 6275

$10

Title: Records of the Synod of Pittsburgh, from Its First Organization, September 29, 1802, to October, 1832, inclusive
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Luke Loomis, Agent
City: Pittsburgh
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 392 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is a scarce collection of documents relating to the history of the Presbyterian Church in western Pennsylvania.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering. The front board of this volume is detached. Spine cover is chipped at ends of spine. Text block is intact. Title page shows light pencil annotations. Mildly age-toned pages otherwise show no 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 6276

$80

Book Details: This large assortment of vintage and antique literature is notable for its number of sets, particularly those with attractive leather bindings. Chief among these are twelve volumes of the works of Alexandre Dumas, three volumes of the stories of O. Henry, and five volumes of the Complete Works of John Keats. A leather-bound copy of the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" heads up the single volumes by notable authors, which include Sarah Orne Jewett, Ivan Turgenev, Jules Verne, Edmund Gosse, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Rudyard Kipling, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Christopher Morley, and John P. Marquand.

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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: $48.50
Lot 6277

$60

Title: Hill-Billy
Author: Rose Wilder Lane - Rose Wilder Lane was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, and political theorist. She is noted-with Ayn Rand and Isabel Paterson-as one of the founding mothers of the American libertarian movement.

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1926
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 286 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This novel contains a scarce description of the old ways of the hill-folk of the Ozarks written by the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped blue labels on front and spine. Very small white stain appears in upper left corner of front cover. Book otherwise shows light external wear and is solidly bound with clean lightly toned pages.

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Lot 6278

$15

Book Details: This collection of literary history and books on books contains both works of literature and works of analysis. Among the authors considered are Gustav Flaubert, John Berryman, Thomas More, Oliver Goldsmith, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Gray, Wolfgang Goethe, Joseph Campbell, and Robert Frost. Russian poetry is considered; as is the American poetry of the 17th century.

Two major foreign language sets are included: two large volumes on the history of French literature in French; and six, dual-language, German-Dutch books on the history of Dutch literature.

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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 6279

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Canals and Inland Waterways of Maine" (Maine Historical Society, 1982) by Hayden L. V. Anderson, and "Wharf Management: Stevedoring and Storage" (D. Appleton and Company, 1921) by Roy S. MacElwee and Thomas R. Taylor.

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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 6280

$15

Title: Saab Service Manual: Saab 99
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Saab Aktiebolag
City: Linkoping, Sweden
Year: 1969
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10.75" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a detailed shop service manual for the Saab model 99, 1969-1974. Includes specifications, tools, service, engine, transmission, brakes, electrical system, suspension, front assembly steering, body, accessories, etc. Texts appear in spiral binder. Title page/table of contents is lightly soiled. Clean and bright pages of text are without markings. Manual is illustrated with numerous b&w photos and diagrams.

Plastic covers of binder show soiling.

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Lot 6281

$10

Title: Institutes of the Christian Religion
Author: John Calvin - John Calvin (French: Jean Calvin, born Jehan Cauvin) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he broke from the Roman Catholic Church around 1530. After religious tensions provoked a violent uprising against Protestants in France, Calvin fled to Basel, Switzerland, where he published the first edition of his seminal work "The Institutes of the Christian Religion" in 1536.

In that year, Calvin was recruited by William Farel to help reform the church in Geneva. The city council resisted the implementation of Calvin's and Farel's ideas, and both men were expelled. At the invitation of Martin Bucer, Calvin proceeded to Strasbourg, where he became the minister of a church of French refugees. He continued to support the reform movement in Geneva, and was eventually invited back to lead its church.

Following his return, Calvin introduced new forms of church government and liturgy, despite the opposition of several powerful families in the city who tried to curb his authority. During this period, Michael Servetus, a Spaniard known for his heretical views, arrived in Geneva. He was denounced by Calvin and executed by the city council. Following an influx of supportive refugees and new elections to the city council, Calvin's opponents were forced out. Calvin spent his final years promoting the Reformation both in Geneva and throughout Europe.

Calvin was a tireless polemic and apologetic writer who generated much controversy. He also exchanged cordial and supportive letters with many reformers, including Philipp Melanchthon and Heinrich Bullinger. In addition to the Institutes, he wrote commentaries on most books of the Bible, as well as theological treatises and confessional documents. He regularly preached sermons throughout the week in Geneva. Calvin was influenced by the Augustinian tradition, which led him to expound the doctrine of predestination and the absolute sovereignty of God in salvation of the human soul from death and eternal damnation.

Calvin's writing and preachings provided the seeds for the branch of theology that bears his name. The Reformed and Presbyterian churches, which look to Calvin as a chief expositor of their beliefs, have spread throughout the world.
Translor: Henry Beveridge
Publisher: T. & T. Clark
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes have been rebound in maroon cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. These tightly-bound ex-library books show light external wear and display the customary library markings and attachments. Both volumes have pencil marginalia and underlining, as well as, much more infrequent markings in pen. Pages have scattered light foxing.

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Lot 6282

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The World and Its Peoples Photographed and Described" (Rand, McNally & Company, 1906), "War and Peace Aims of the United Nations, September 1, 1939 - December 31, 1942" (World Peace Foundation, 1943) signed by editor Louise W. Holborn, and a first edition of "On Two Continents: Memories of Half a Century" (Doubleday, Page & Company, 1905) by Marie Hansen Taylor.

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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 6283

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique yearbooks shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a number of issues of "Empire Forester" from the fifties and sixties, the 1927 issue of "The Mirror" for the Little Valley High School class of 1928 (with large photo laid in), and two issues of Kingston High School's "The Maroon" (1924/1925).

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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 6284

$50

Details: This vintage foreign philatelic collection consists of four stamp albums and a number of loose stamps and envelope covers. Three of the albums are empty or nearly so. They date from 1935, 1965, and 1953; with the last one in German from Austria. The fourth album, the "International Junior," is a Scott publication copyrighted 1930, and is only about 10% populated. Also included is a folder from the 1960s, a gift of Wolfgang Schwabe of Frankfurt, with single stamps from Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Hungary, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Liechtenstein, Spain, Portugal, and England.

The handful of postmarked envelopes are from South Africa in the 1960s. The loose stamps in glassine packets are largely mid-twentieth century, with a minority being decades older.

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

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Lot 6285

$100

Title: The Floral Art of Japan: Being a Second and Revised Edition of The Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement
Author: Josiah Conder - Josiah Conder was a British architect who worked as a foreign advisor to the government of Meiji period Japan. He designed numerous public buildings in Tokyo, including the Rokumeikan, and educated many Japanese architects who later won distinction (notably Tatsuno Kingo and Katayama T?kuma), and hence Japanese called him the "father of Japanese modern architecture".
Publisher: Kelly and Walsh, Limited
City: Yokohama
Year: 1899
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 142 pages plus 8 pages of appendix
Width: 11.5" Height: 14.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in pale green cloth over beveled boards, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. This well-preserved ex-library volume shows light external wear, with mild smudging to borders of covers and minor loss of material at corners. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Library label and tape appear at bottom of spine. Front endpaper has antique library label; rear endpaper shows markings and traces of library additions, as well as two small discard stamps. The work is illustrated with many full-page plates and in-text illustrations. Although listed, there are no color 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: $7.50
Lot 6286

$70

Title: The Vosburg Tunnel: A Description of Its Construction
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Leo von Rosenberg
City: New York
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 88 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled blue paper-covered boards with cloth backing and corners. Ex-library book shows external wear, with cracking to spine, minor loss along edges and at corners. Binding is shaken. Several pages are detached. Library stamp appears on title page. No other markings or attachments are visible. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated, with in-text and full-page drawings, as well as maps and fold-outs. Large folding color map entitled "Map Showing the Lehigh Valley Railroad System in the Anthracite Coal Fields of Pennsylvania" is laid in, with numerous tears along folds (upper portion nearly detached). Double-page fold out offering cross sections also displays numerous tears to folds and minor loss of content.

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Lot 6287

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on the history of universities shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Irving Babbitt: Man and Teacher" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1941, in tattered and taped dust jacket) with handwritten signed two-page letter by editor Frederick Manchester laid in, and "The Builder: A Biography of Ezra Cornell" (The Macmillan Company, 1952) signed by author Philip Dorf.

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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 6288

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Mia I. Gerhardt's "The Art of Story-Telling: A Literary Study of the Thousand and One Nights" (E. J. Brill, 1963), and a first edition of "Teutonic Legends in the Nibelungen Lied and the Nibelungen Ring" (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1904) by W. C. Sawyer.

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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 6289

$25

Book Details: Nautical literature is the focus of this lot of vintage and antique books, which also includes volumes on marine art and reference. Works for both children and adults are included, picture books as well as bibliographies of naval history and historical fiction.

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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 6290

$120

Title: Partisan Life with Col. John S. Mosby
Author: John Scott
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 492 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and faint moisture markings to covers. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name appears on front endpaper. Lightly age-toned pages display occasional pencil marginalia and faint moisture markings along top edge of final pages of text. This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of John Singleton Mosby, an intact fold-out map and numerous in-text and full-page illustrations.

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Lot 6291

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Dust: A Novel" (Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, 1883) by Julian Hawthorne, and "Loveliness: A Story" (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900) by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, with pastedown on front cover showing dog.

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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 6292

$15

Book Details: The different songbooks in this collection of antique music reference and history were compiled for various uses, at schools, glee clubs, and the piano in the front parlor. Favorite songs are advertised, including operatics and negro spirituals.

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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 6293

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Pennsylvania (church) history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Daniel L. Marsh's "The Challenge of Pittsburgh" (Missionary Education Movement of the United States and Canada, 1917) and "Centennial Volume of the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, Pa." (Wm. G. Johnston & Co., 1884).

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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 6294

$15

Book Details: Upstate New York history is the focus of this group of antique books. Included is a are two thick volumes of the "History of Syracuse and Onondaga County" (1908) and the Binghamton City Charter (1917), a "Survey of Commerce, Port of Oswego" (1925), a 1938 Regents report into "the character and cost of Public Education" in the state, and a 1916 volume on the equestrian statue of General Philip H. Sheridan at Albany.

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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: $20.50
Lot 6295

$300

Details: This assortment of vintage travel ephemera comes from all over the world. Souvenir packets of real photos or bound postcards are from Venice, Rome, London, France, Canada, Cape Town, and even Oregon (signed "Gifford"). Pamphlets from China date from the 1930s, and advertise railroads and the Great Wall. Luggage tags and programs from the White Star and Blue Star ocean liners are included, and menus and a tag from an Italian line. Greeting cards from Japan bear a collection of beautiful, original wood block prints. Tourist brochures tout Algeria, the Peiping Suiyuan Railway, Delhi, the Riviera, Hawaii, the Rhine, Hong Kong, Durban, and Nagasaki.

Perhaps most of the diversity of locales is explained by several items from the RMS Franconia world cruise of 1937, which lasted almost five months. Ship's manifests from this cruise, and from a cruise of the Queen Mary in 1936, are among the material, and contains lists of all the passengers and crew on board both vessels.

The lot is completed by letters of introduction for a Miss Lucy Gilligan of Olean, NY, to American Express agents in many different cities.

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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 6296

$15

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 "Tecumseh and the Shawnee Prophet" (Dodd, Mead and Company, Publishers, 1878) by Edward Eggleston, and "Sammy and Silverband: A Tale of the African Jungle" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931) by Janet Miller, with full-page illustrations by Erick Berry.

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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 6297

$375

Title: Hector Protector and as I Went over the Water: Two Nursery Rhymes with Pictures
Author: Maurice Sendak - Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He was best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.

Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).


Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. The author has signed the book on the half-title page and has included an additional drawing of Hector above his signature. Inscription reads "To the Eddy Collection."


Volume is in excellent condition.


Intact illustrated dust jacket shows light shelfwear to rear panel. Jacket is preserved in mylar.


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Lot 6298

$275

Title: What Can You Do with a Shoe?
Author: Beatrice Schenk de Regniers
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1955
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11.5" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work signed by both author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Author's signature appears above her name on title page, that of Mr. Sendak can be seen on front flyleaf.


Oblong volume is bound in with cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover, with pink and black illustrations to front and rear cover. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

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Lot 6299

$20

Title: Mamma's Microscope; or, Two Days with Lily and Grace / Speak Out; or, the Story of the Cut Curtain
Author:
Publisher: Gen. Prot. Episcopal S. S. Union and Church Book Society
City: New York
Year: 1863
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 62 pages
Width: 3" Height: 4.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Flyleaves have marginal staining. Pages display occasional foxing. This work contains a frontispiece illustration.

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Lot 6300

$120

Details: This collection of vintage and antique foreign currency consists of bills from many different countries, including China (1920s-1940s), France (1930s and WWII eras), Germany (pre-WWI, WWI, Weimar Republic, and WWII eras), the Netherlands (1938), Japan (including military currency from the Occupation era), the Bahamas (1950s), England (1930s and WWII era), Italy (1935 and Allied military currency from 1943), and a 1969, Vietnam-era one dollar military payment certificate. There are 51 pieces in all.

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Condition / Notes: Condition of these bills ranges from worn to excellent, with most in very good condition. None are torn or mended.

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Lot 6301

$25

Title: The Fatherland (1450-1700): Showing the Part It Bore in the Discovery, Exploration and Development of the Western Continent, with Special Reference to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Part I. of a Narrative and Critical History, Prepared at the Request of the Pennsylvania-German Society
Author: Julius Friedrich Sachse
Publisher: The Pennsylvania-German Society
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/234 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: "The following monograph was prepared at the request of the Pennsylvania-Geman Society, as an introduction to the Narrative and Critical History, now being published by the Society, under the general title "Pennsylvania: the German Influence on Its Settlement and Development," which is designed to bring out in the fullest manner all information attainable, incidental to the subject." (Prefatory note).

This work contains chapters on German contributions to early cartography, exploration and colonization of the Western Hemisphere.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this history of the role and contributions of Germans to the exploration and settlement of the Americas. It is copy number 109 of 150 copies.

Antique volume has been rebound in green cloth with stamped black lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with paper library label at foot of spine. Binding is tight. Endpapers are new. Library card pocket and bar code are attached at rear pastedown. Library stamp and markings can be seen on title page, copyright page and final page of index. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with plates and full and double-page maps, including a large number numerous facsimiles.

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Lot 6302

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique collectible literary works in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Joseph and His Brethren" (Henry Holt and Company, 1929) by H. W. Freeman, and "The Star-Wagon: A Play in Three Acts" (Anderson House, 1937) by Maxwell Anderson.

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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 6303

$50

Title: The Debates, Resolutions, and Other Proceedings, in Convention, of the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, on the 17th of September, 1787: with the Yeas and Nays on the Decision of the Main Question
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Jonathan Elliot
Publisher: Jonathan Elliot
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1827
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/358 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of the first volume of this work detailing the debates by the states, emphasizing New York and Massachusetts, on the adoption of the Federal Constitution, with proposed changes and approvals.


Antique volume is bound in quarter cloth and paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and staining to boards. Spine has wear and cracking. Front board is loose. Rear hinge is cracked. Front endpaper display loss and foxing, with previous owner's name in pencil on front flyleaf. Rear endpaper is also foxed. Detached title page has antique red library stamp in top margin. Pages shows scattered light foxing.

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Lot 6304

$50

Title: The Theological, Miscellaneous, and Poetical Works of Thomas Paine, Secretary to the Committee of Foreign Affairs in the American Revolution. Also, a Letter to George Washington, and Letters to the Citizens of the United States, after an Absence of Fifteen Years. By the Same Author. To Which Is Added, the Will of Thomas Paine
Author: Thomas Paine - Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the America Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination."

Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin and he arrivied in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely read pamphlet "Common Sense" (1776), the all-time best-selling American book that advocated colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and "The American Crisis" (1776-83), a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series. "Common Sense" was so influential that John Adams said, "Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain."

Paine lived in France for most of the 1790s, becoming deeply involved in the French Revolution. He wrote the "Rights of Man" (1791), in part a defense of the French Revolution against its critics. His attacks on British writer Edmund Burke led to a trial and conviction in absentia in 1792 for the crime of seditious libel. In 1792, despite not speaking French, he was elected to the French National Convention. The Girondists regarded him as an ally. Consequently, the Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him as an enemy. In December 1793, he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris, then released in 1794. He became notorious because of "The Age of Reason" (1793-94), his book that advocates deism, promotes reason and freethinking, and argues against institutionalized religion in general and Christian doctrine in particular. He also wrote the pamphlet "Agrarian Justice" (1795), discussing the origins of property, and introduced the concept of a guaranteed minimum income.

In 1802, he returned to America where he died on June 8, 1809. Only six people attended his funeral as he had been ostracized for his ridicule of Christianity.
Publisher: George H. Evans
City: Granville, Middletown, New Jersey
Year: 1844
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce compilation of works by Thomas Paine, all published by George H. Evans, containing the 1835 edition of "The Theological Works" (xiv/384 pages), "Miscellaneous Letters and Essays on Various Subjects" (1844; 86 pages) and "The Miscellaneous Poems, &c." (1844; 95 pages plus one page with a poem entitled "Epitaph for the Tomb of Thomas Paine" and four page's of publisher's advertisements.

Antique volume has been rebound in beige cloth. Book shows no external markings. Binding is tight. Endpapers are new. Pages display foxing and water markings throughout. Texts are entirely legible.

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Lot 6305

$15

Title: Capital and Labour; Including the Results of Machinery
Author: Charles Knight - Charles Knight was an English publisher, editor and author.

The son of a bookseller and printer at Windsor, he was apprenticed to his father. On completion of his indentures he took up journalism and had an interest in several newspaper speculations, including the Windsor, Slough and Eton Express.

In 1823, in conjunction with friends he had made as publisher (1820-1821) of The Etonian, he started Knight's Quarterly Magazine, to which Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Derwent Coleridge and Thomas Macaulay contributed. It lasted for only six issues, but it made Knight's name as publisher and author, beginning a career which lasted over forty years. One of his early publications was the diary of the naval chaplain Henry Teonge (c. 1620-1690).

In 1827 Knight was forced to give up publishing, and became the superintendent of the publications of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, for which he projected and edited The British Almanack and Companion, begun in 1828. In 1829 he resumed business on his own account with the publication of The Library of Entertaining Knowledge, writing several volumes of the series himself. In 1832 and 1833 he started The Penny Magazine and The Penny Cyclopaedia, both of which had a large circulation. The Penny Cyclopaedia, as a result of the heavy excise duty, was only completed in 1844 at a financial loss.

Besides many illustrated editions of standard works, including in 1842 an edition of the works of William Shakespeare entitled "The Pictorial Shakspere," which had appeared in parts (1838-1841), Knight published a variety of illustrated works, such as "Old England and The Land we Live in" and "The Pictorial Gallery of Arts - Useful Arts," the latter based on the Great Exhibition of 1851. He also undertook the series known as Weekly Volumes, himself contributing the first volume, a biography of William Caxton. Many famous books, Harriet Martineau's "Tales," Anna Brownell Jameson's "Early Italian Painters" and G. H. Lewes's "Biographical History of Philosophy," appeared for the first time in this series.

In 1853 Knight became editor of The English Cyclopaedia, essentially a revision of The Penny Cyclopaedia. Knight also launched the Local Government Chronicle in 1855, and at about the same time he began his "Popular History of England" (8 vols., 1856-1862).

In addition to being the editor and author of Penny Magazine and Penny Cyclopedia, and other popular works, Knight wrote "The Results of Machinery" (1831) and "Knowledge is Power," which was published in 1855. In 1864 he withdrew from the business of publishing, but he continued to write nearly to the close of his long life, authoring "The Shadows of the Old Booksellers" (1865), an autobiography under the title "Passages of a Working Life during Half a Century" (2 vols., 1864-1865), and an historical novel, "Begg'd at Court" (1867)



Publisher: Charles Knight & Co.
City: London
Year: 1845
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 250 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in stiff cloth wrappers with black lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with soiling and creasing to covers. Binding has separated at front hinge. Title page and initial pages (up to page 10) are detached. Pages are clean and without markings.

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