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Lot 6306

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Over My Shoulder: Reflections on a Science Fiction Era" (Oswald Train: Publisher, 1983, in dust jacket) signed by author Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, a copy of the pamphlet "Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia Type" (A Reprint from Studies in Bibliography, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginian, Volume Eleven, 1958) signed by C. William Miller, a limited edition of "A Bibliography of the Works of F. Anstey (Thomas Anstey Guthrie)" (Privately Printed, 1931) and "Impresos del siglo XVII: bibliografia selectiva por materias de 3.500 ediciones principes en lengua castellana" (Instituto "Miguel de Cervantes," 1972) by Jose Simon Diaz.

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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 6307

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on botany, horticulture and gardening shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Trees and Tree-Planting" (Harper & Brothers, 1888) by Gen. James S. Brisbin, "The Larch: A Practical Treatise on Its Culture and General Management" (William Blackwood and Sons, 1885) by Christopher Young Michie and "English Walnuts" (Self-Published, 1912) compiled by Walter Fox Allen.

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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 6308

$40

Details: There are thirty antique and vintage nautical magazines and periodicals in this collection, with seven different titles represented. Eighteen issues of "The Mariner's Mirror" are present, with publication dates ranging from 1914 to 1966. Most, however, are from the 1920s.

There are five issues of "Marine Engineering & Shipping Review" from the 1920s and 19302. There are two issues apiece of "Motor Boating" (1953-4) and "U.S. Nautical Magazine (1855-6); and one issue each of "Power Boating" (1931), "Shipping Wonders of the World" (1936), and "Popular Boating" (1958).

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Condition / Notes: These magazines 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: $33.50
Lot 6309

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on books and works of literary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Washington Irving's "Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography" (George P. Putnam, 1848) and "The Golden Verses of Pythagoras: Explained and Translated into French and Preceded by a Discourse upon the Essence and Form of Poetry among the Principal Peoples of the Earth" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1917) by Fabre d'Olivet (translated by Nayan Louise Redfield).

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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 6310

$50

Title: A Feast of Mist and Flowers: The Gay Quarters of Nanking at the End of the Ming
Author: Huai Yu
Translor: Howard S. Levy
Publisher: Self-published
City: Yokohama
Year: 1966
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 171 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This typed manuscript contains an annotated translation of Huai Yu's "Diverse Records of Wooden Bridge" by Huai Yu and offers a study of the same.

Text is is preserved in metal-clasp folder with paper spine label. Pages are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6311

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique railroad books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "History of the City of Altoona and Blair County, including Sketches of Shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co." (Harry Slep's Mirror Printing House, 1880) edited by Jas. H. Ewing and Harry Slep, and "With Cinder in My Eye: A Layman's Memories and Sketches of American Trains" (Privately Published, 1951, in well-preserved original wrappers) by Kenneth Wentworth Downing.

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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 6312

$55

Details: This rich and varied lot of estate ephemera contains many items of historical interest -- some consequential, and some simply amusing. The more serious publications include original German language editions of pamphlets by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1933) and Oswald Spengler (1925), and a school booklet (in English) by the American historian Francis Parkman. A program recording the very first Opening Day Exercise of the Leland Stanford Junior University (Oct. 1, 1891) is also included, as are publications from other colleges such as a 1913 Cornell University directory, a 1920 University of Vermont bulletin, and the Sigma Chi magazine from May 1947. Early publications from the National [Smithsonian] Museum, the Natural History Society of Portland, ME, a 1976 ornithology booklet from Gambia, and 19th century German language calendars from Pennsylvania are also part of this collection.

On the more entertaining side are personal diaries from 1925 and 1941; and the sketchbook of one Samuel Froelick, a student at Phillips Exeter Academy in the 1930s, whose amateur pencil sketches are filled with adolescent psycho-sexual tension. "The Flowers of Cynicism," a 1958 collection of epigrams by Armand Petrecca, is one of only 94 copies.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $21.50
Lot 6313

$100

Title: Battles of the United States, by Sea and Land: Embracing Those of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War; with Important Official Documents
Author: Henry B. Dawson
Publisher: Johnson, Fry, and Company
City: New York
Year: 1858
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spines and covers. Boos show significant external wear, with front board of second volume detached, and spine cover detaching, as well as narrow cracking along front spine edge of first volume. Staining can also be seen on front cover of first volume. Both volumes display edgewear. Frontispieces are detached. Occasional smudging is visible. Gilt-edge pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated by Alonzo Chappel with tissue-guarded plates depicting battle scenes and portraits of military officers. Text appears in double columns.

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 6314

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "History of Upton, Maine" (Charles Errol Heywood, 1973) compiled by Charles Errol Heywood, and "The Webster, West Gardiner, Litchfield and Mounmouth Register 1909" (The Mitchell Pub. Company, 1909), with well-preserved folding map laid in

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


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 6315

$200

Title: From Everglade to Canon with the Second Dragoons, (Second United States Cavalry): An Authentic Account of Service in Florida, Mexico, Virginia, and the Indian Country, Including the Personal Recollections of Prominent Officers. With an Appendix Containing Orders, Reports and Correspondence, Military Records, etc. etc. etc., 1836-1875
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Theophilus Francis Rodenbough - Theophilus Francis Rodenbough was born in Easton, Pennsylvania and was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War. He received America's highest military decoration the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Gettysburg Campaign at the Battle of Trevilian Station. After his retirement from the U.S. Army in 1870, he wrote several books about military history.
Publisher: D. Van Nostrand, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 561 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Discreet library stamp and pencil annotations appear on title page. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. This work contains tissue-guarded color plates, drawings and a well-preserved fold-out map.

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 6316

$20

Title: The Final Results of the Triangulation of the New York State Survey, together with a Description of the Methods Employed. Also, the Eleventh Annual Report of the Commissioners of the State Survey
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 214 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with fraying and minor loss at ends of spine and corners. Faint staining can be seen on front cover. Spotting also occurs at bottom edge of text block. Binding is sound. Endpapers and ends of text block display foxing. Lightly age-toned pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates of surveying instruments and many sketches throughout text to illustrate and accompany measurements and tables. 5 folding maps are laid in pocket at rear of volume.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6317

$15

Title: The Christian Comforter. Being a Compilation of Forms of Prayers and Thanksgivings, for Christians of All Denominations - In Two Parts. Part I. Contains Fifty-Six Forms of Morning and Evening Prayers: To Which Are Added Devout Exercises of the Mind for Communicants, before and after Partaking of Our Lord's Supper. Part II. Comprehends Forms of Prayers and Thanskgiving Adapted for Christians in Different Conditions of Their Mortal Pilgrimage
Author: John Tappen
Publisher: John Tappen
City: Kingston, New York
Year: 1820
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 322 pages plus 8 pages of index
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Leather volume shows loss at edges of covers, most noticeable at head of spine. Book displays light soiling and cracking to covers. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's name appears on pastedown. Rear endpaper is torn and heavily ink marked. Title page has loss of lower right corner (affecting the publisher's address only slightly and not affecting text on verso). Damp staining is visible at ends of volume, foxing can be seen throughout.

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 6318

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Practical Carpentry: Being a Guide to the Correct Working and Laying Out of All Kinds of Carpernters' and Joiners' Work" (Palliser, Palliser & Co., 1883) by Fred T. Hodgson, and "Stones of Glory-Stones of France: A Pictorial Sequence of French Architectural Monuments" (International University Press, 1944, ex-library) by Alexander Frenkley.

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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 6319

$40

Title: Cosmos: A General Survey of the Physical Phenomena of the Universe
Author: Alexander von Humboldt - Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767-1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography.

Between 1799 and 1804, Humboldt travelled extensively in Latin America, exploring and describing it for the first time in a manner generally considered to be a modern scientific point of view. His description of the journey was written up and published in an enormous set of volumes over 21 years. He was one of the first to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic Ocean were once joined (South America and Africa in particular). Later, his five-volume work, "Kosmos" (1845), attempted to unify the various branches of scientific knowledge. Humboldt supported and worked with other scientists, including Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac, Justus von Liebig, Louis Agassiz, Matthew Fontaine Maury and, most notably, Aimé Bonpland, with whom he conducted much of his scientific exploration.

Publisher: Hippolyte Bailliere, Publisher
City: London
Year: 1845/1848
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This antique is a scarce work of cosmography by the famous German naturalist and explorer. Alexander von Humboldt (1769 - 1859) had been intending to write a comprehensive work about different facets of geography and the natural sciences for decades. The writing first took shape in a set of lectures he delivered before the University of Berlin in the winter of 1827-28. In the words of one study of this work, these lectures would form "the cartoon for the great fresco of the [K]osmos" ("The Making of Geography" by Dickinson & Howarth, 1933. Page 145). The scope of this work may be described as the representation of the unity amidst the complexity of nature. Humboldt's work was by and large a synthesis of Kantian views of unity of natural phenomena. Drawing together the methods and instrumentation of the discrete sciences and with inspiration from German Romanticism, Humboldt sought to create a compendium of the world's environment. The book was written for an educated audience and contains much contemporaneous scientific data.



Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and decorative design to front cover. First volume lacks spine cover. Second volume has minor loss and/or tearing at ends of spine. Minor loss is also visible at outside corners of boards. Antique library markings are visible on spine of second volume. Interiors display no other library markings or attachments. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's name appears on front pastedowns. A very small number of pages in first volume has light pencil markings. Books otherwise have clean, lightly age-toned pages. Page containing the "Synoptical Table of Contents" has detached and is laid in.

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 6320

$15

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 a two-volume edition of Edward A. Freeman's "The Reign of William Rufus and the Acession of Henry the First" (Clarendon Press, 1882) and a two-volume edition of "Speeches of Henry Lord Brougham, upon Questions Relating to Public Rights, Duties, and Interests; with Historical Introductions" (Lea and Blanchard, 1841).

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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 6321

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second edition of "The Prose-Poetry of Su Tung-P'O" (Paragon Book Reprint Corp., 1964) and "Thoughts and After-Thoughts" (Cassell and Company, Limited, 1915) by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.

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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 6322

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on missionary history and indigenous peoples shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Wild Scenes in South America; or, Life in the Llanos of Venezuela" (Charles Scribner, 1863, rebound ex-library) by Ramon Paez, and "A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro, with an Account of the Native Tribes, and Observations on the Climate, Geology, and Natural History of the Amazon Valley" (Ward, Lock, and Co., 1889, shaken binding) by Alfred Russel Wallace.

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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 6323

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on medical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Doctors Jared of Connecticut: Jared Eliot, Jared Poter, Jared Kirtland" (The Shoe String Press, 1958, in shelfworn dust jacket) signed by author Herbert Thomas, "A History of Urology in Egypt" (Privately Printed at the Riverside Press, 1956) signed by author M. Leopold Brodny, and "GIMP: Gusty Imperfect Maximizing Potential" (Al Mann Associates, 1985) signed by author Al Mann.

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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 6324

$30

Book Details: Three of the books in this assortment of antique and vintage estate books were for children, and these are truly charming. From the very early 19th century comes "My Uncle Timothy," published in Troy, NY. "Merry Legs" must be 100 years younger, and "Nobody's Girl" by the French writer Hector Malot was translated and published in 1922.

Also included is a book on sailboat racing, and vol. IV of a leather-bound 1815 edition "Don Quixote," translated by Tobias Smollett, in very tiny print.

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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 6325

$80

Title: The American Book of the Dog: The Origin, Development, Special Characteristics, Utility, Breeding, Training, Points of Judging, Diseases and Kennel Management of All Breeds of Dogs
Author: uncredited author
Editor: G. O. Shields
Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company, Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1891
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 702 plus 18 pages of advertisements
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth over beveled boards, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design depicting two dogs facing each other appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and date appear on blank preliminary page. Title page and frontispiece display light foxing and smudging. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated. It contains numerous plates and in-text 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: $8.50
Lot 6326

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed vintage & antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection consists of the following titles:
"The Reductionists: Volume I in a Trilogy" (Soledad Productions, 1999) by Jonathan Jackson, Jr., a first printing of "The Story of B" (Bantam Books, 1996, in dust jacket) by Daniel Quinn, a first edition of "Emma Blue" (Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1978, in dust jacket) by Beverly Lowry, and a first edition of "The Asking Price" (Coward-McCann, 1930).

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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 6327

$40

Book Details: These vintage and antique books concern the British nautical history, and recount the stories of individual vessels as well as larger topics. Included is the "History of the Liverpool Privateers with an Account of the Liverpool Slave Trade" and "The Old East Indiamen;" as well as books on the ships "Worcester," "Grosvenor," and "Wanderer."

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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 6328

$40

Book Details: This assortment of vintage and antique literature has includes classic authors in English and in German. Two handsome old leather volumes contain works by Robert Burns, and other English language writers include E.B. White, the science fiction author Andre Norton, John P. Marquand, Sinclair Lewis, and George Eliot, among others. Also in English are two interesting collections of stories, one by contemporary Indian writers, the other traditional tales from Native American indian cultures.

Writing (or translated into) German are Heinrich Boll, Knut Hamsun, Shakespeare, Fontane, Keller, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. French languages volumes by Balzac and Bossuet are also included in this lot.

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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: $45.50
Lot 6329

$70

Details: This group of antique milk bottle caps includes nine, never opened, new old stock (NOS) rolls of crimped and waxed bottle tops, each 2.25" in diameter. These were manufactured for Lechtenberger's Dairy in Geneva, NE, back when they had a three-digit telephone number. Estimated conservatively, there are over 700 of these.

Also included are 15 cardboard milk bottle tops that would have fit under the waxed caps, sealing the glass bottles. These must have been the original Pogs.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in excellent, well-preserved condition.

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 6330

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the antique Philadelphia and Chicago newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These elephant folios contain issues of the Philadelphia Age for the years 1866-1870 and one collection of issues of the Chicago Republican from July to December 1869. These newspapers contain a wealth of information relating to political developments, both national and international, including editorials on issues relating to Reconstruction, "negro suffrage" and various military conflicts around the world, as well as samples of urban life in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Condition / Notes: Unbound newspaper issues are contained in cloth boards (measuring approximately 21" x 29.5"). Boards display some soiling and wear. Newspapers are largely clean and without markings. Small (closed) tears, creasing or tape repair may occasionally appear.

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: $68.00
Lot 6331

$10

Book Details: All of these books tell stories of New York state, but only one is fiction. The exception is the campus novel "Halfway Down the Stairs," by Charles Thompson, which takes place at Cornell University. One title in this lot is genealogical, and charts the descendants of David Morton of Eaton, NY. A slim memorial volume eulogizes nine year-old Dannie Wager of Rome, a handsome and obviously much-loved only child. Another biography documents the life of Thomas Mott Osborne, former warden of Sing Sing who went undercover as an inmate at Auburn Prison in his effort to reform the penitentiary. "The Other Side of the Hill" narrates life on the Tug Hill plateau in the 1930s, and the "Tryon County Minute Book of the Committee of Safety" is a reprint of the pre-Revolutionary War era Committee of Correspondence in western New York.

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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 6332

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique bibles shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain both genealogical information and bright color plates.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. It should be noted that the largest of these volumes displays significant external wear, with detached front board, and has heavy soiling at ends of text block.


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Lot 6333

$50

Details: This colorful assortment of Victorian and Edwardian chromolithographs includes greeting and holiday cards, including valentines; Roman Catholic and Protestant religious material, advertising, and anatomical pictures (manikins). Full-color, educational illustrations from late 19th century Bibles are included.

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


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Lot 6334

$45

Title: Habits That Handicap: The Menace of Opium, Alcohol, and Tobacco, and the Remedy
Author: Charles B. Towns
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1915
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/289 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: This work contains such chapters as "The Drug-Taker and the Physician," "Psychology and Drugs," "Classification of Alcoholics" "Tobacco and the Future of the Race" and "Classification of Habit-Forming Drugs."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

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Lot 6335

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique collectible books in scarce dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Stephen Leacock's "There Are My Lectures and Stories" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1937) and "The Riddle and Other Stories" (Selwyn & Blunt Limited, 1923) by Walter de la Mare.

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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 6336

$80

Title: The Gobbly Wobblyn Series. Book 1
Author: H. S. Wittmaak
Publisher: The Gobbly Wobblyn Publishing Co.
City: Erie
Year: 1924
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 287 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first volume of only two numbers published in the Gobbly Wobblyn series.

Antique volume is bound in red cloth with full color pastedown illustration on front cover. The volume shows external wear, with moisture markings to back cover and soiling to both front and rear cover. Front hinge displays cracking. Binding is also cracked between pages 286 and 287. Preliminary page or pages have been excised. A small number of pages have marginal staining and/or pen markings.and red dye stains to borders of endpapers/title page/copyright page that do not affect either text or illustrations. The work is illustrated with many b/w and color plates. as well as in-text drawings. Illustrations are by Vogele & Zefers. A small number of the pictures have been colored by child.

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Lot 6337

$20

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antique books of theology contains volumes on various religions, such as Judaism, Buddhism, and Roman Catholicism. Biblical and church history is also explored, particularly during the Renaissance and the Middle Ages.

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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 6338

$80

Details: This rich assortment of nautical ephemera includes many maritime exhibit catalogs from a variety of museums in the U.S. and abroad. Marine is one, although not the only, focus of this material, and also included are two collections of prints. One matted, 14-piece set was a pharmaceutical company promotion sent to doctors; the other group is from a Dutch museum, and has many naval pictures, maps, and portraits. Both groups of prints are in excellent condition, ready for display.

In addition to catalogs, there are booklets on shipbuilding terms, casting bronze cannon, model making, boat building, marine facts, and historical information.

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


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Lot 6339

$60

Details: This collection of plain antique postcards is from Sweden, and date from the 1890s. They are much thinner than American postcards, so there are over 300 cards in this lot, with a variety of types of correspondence. A few are addressed to Swedish nobility. These cards are postmarked rather than stamped.

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Condition / Notes: These cards are in good condition and quite legible, if you read Swedish.

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Lot 6340

$700

Title: Narrative of Voyage of Discovery to Africa and Arabia, Performed in His Majesty's Ships Leven and Barracouta, from 1821 to 1826. Under the Command of Capt. F. W. Owen, R. N.
Author: Thomas Boteler
Publisher: Richard Bentley
City: London
Year: 1835
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
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 and decorative designs. Books show external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss at ends of spines and outside corners. Bindings are firm. Endpapers display foxing and darkening at edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with frontispieces and one additional plates (lacking plate entitled "Hippopatamus Trap").

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Lot 6341

$425

Title: The Norwegian North Polar Expedition, 1893-1896: Scientific Results
Author: Fridtjof Nansen - Fridtjof Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, and won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14? during his North Pole expedition of 1893-96. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

Nansen studied zoology at the Royal Frederick University, and later worked as a curator at the Bergen Museum where his research on the central nervous system of lower marine creatures earned him a doctorate and helped establish modern theories of neurology. After 1896 his main scientific interest switched to oceanography; in the course of his research he made many scientific cruises, mainly in the North Atlantic, and contributed to the development of modern oceanographic equipment. As one of his country's leading citizens, in 1905 Nansen spoke out for the ending of Norway's union with Sweden, and was instrumental in persuading Prince Charles of Denmark to accept the throne of the newly independent Norway. Between 1906 and 1908 he served as the Norwegian representative in London, where he helped negotiate the Integrity Treaty that guaranteed Norway's independent status.

In the final decade of his life Nansen devoted himself primarily to the League of Nations, following his appointment in 1921 as the League's High Commissioner for Refugees. In 1922 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of the displaced victims of the First World War and related conflicts. Among the initiatives he introduced was the "Nansen passport" for stateless persons, a certificate recognised by more than 50 countries. He worked on behalf of refugees until his sudden death in 1930, after which the League established the Nansen International Office for Refugees to ensure that his work continued. This office received the Nobel Peace Prize for 1938. Nansen was honoured by many nations, and his name is commemorated in numerous geographical features, particularly in the polar regions.

Publisher: Fridtjof Nansen Fund for the Advancement of Science / Longmans, Green, and Co.
City: London
Year: 1900-1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: In 1890 Nansen presented before the Norwegian Geographical Society a plan for an even more hazardous expedition. Having collected evidence showing that the ice of the polar sea drifted from Siberia toward Spitsbergen, he proposed to build a ship of such a shape that it would be lifted but not crushed when caught by the ice. He proposed to let this ship freeze in off eastern Siberia in order to be carried from there across the Arctic Ocean to Spitsbergen by the currents. Though his plan was severely criticized by contemporary Arctic explorers, the Norwegian Parliament granted two-thirds of the estimated expenses, and the rest was raised by subscriptions from King Oscar II and private individuals. His ship, Fram (i.e., "Forward"; now preserved outside Oslo), was built according to his ideas.

With a complement of 13 men, the Fram sailed from Kristiania on June 24, 1893. On September 22 it was enclosed by the ice; it froze in, and the long drift began. It bore the pressure of the ice perfectly. On March 14, 1895, Nansen, being satisfied that the Fram would continue to drift safely, left it and started northward with dogsleds and kayaks, accompanied by F.H. Johansen. On April 8 they turned back from 86°14? N, the highest latitude then yet reached by man, and headed toward Franz Josef Land. As they approached the northern islands, progress was hampered by open water and, because of the advanced season, they wintered on Frederick Jackson Island (named by Nansen after the British Arctic explorer), where they stayed from Aug. 26, 1895, to May 19, 1896. They built a hut of stone and covered it with a roof of walrus hides and lived during the winter mainly on polar bear and walrus meat, using the blubber as fuel. On their way to Spitsbergen they encountered Frederick Jackson and his party of the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition, on June 17, and returned to Norway in his ship Windward, reaching Vardø on August 13. The Fram also reached Norway safely, having drifted north to 85°57?. Nansen and his companions on board the Fram were given a rousing welcome, which reached its climax on their arrival in Kristiania on September 9.

These six volumes not only describe the journey to the upper reaches of the sub-Arctic regions of Norway but also provide the body of scientific work performed during the lengthy expedition. The work is illustrated with a great number of tables, charts, plates and (fold-out) maps.
Condition / Notes: This is a rare original edition of the multi-volume report of the scientific results of Fridtjof Nansen's polar expedition (edited by Nansen himself).

Antique set is bound in green cloth with beveled edges and bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. These ex-library volumes show significant external age/wear, with detaching spine covers, chipping to ends of spines and along gutters. Library labels are visible on spines. Hinges are cracked. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers; due date slips and card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages with gilt top edges are clean and without markings.


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Lot 6342

$60

Details: This collection of United States coin proof and uncirculated sets includes the following years and quantities: 1968 (1), 1972 (1), 1976 (3), plus one silver set in a commemorative folder; two complete, uncirculated full mint sets of Bicentennial coins preserved in cellophane; 1977 (2 proof, 2 uncirculated); and 1978 (2 proof, 2 uncirculated).

Also included in this collection is one 1964 JFK Memorial half-dollar proof and a 1971 uncirculated Eisenhower half-dollar.

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Condition / Notes: These proof and uncirculated sets and coins are still in their original packaging and are in perfect condition.

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Lot 6343

$70

Book Details: These four thick volumes of reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture were published in the years 1879, 1886, 1890, and 1908. They feature many black & white and colored plates, not only of crops and fields, but also of birds and animals.

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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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