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Lot 4237

$20

Title: History of Art in Primitive Greece: Mycenian Art
Author: Charles Chipiez - Charles Chipiez was an influential French architect, Egyptologist, Iranologist, and an avid historian of the ancient world's architecture. He was a teacher at École Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, France and helped build the "École Nationale Professionnelle d'Armentières" or the National Professional building of Armentières in 1887.

Chipiez with the help of architect, hellenist, and architectural historian Georges Perrot wrote some of the most detailed description of the architectural achievements of the ancient world in such places as Egypt, Greece, Persia, Lydia, Lycia and Assyria. Chipiez would also create some of the most detailed virtual architectural drawings of the ancient monuments that once stood erect, bringing them to life.

Publisher: Chapman and Hall, Limited
City: London
Year: 1894
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. These ex-library volumes show mild shelfwear and customary library attachments and markings. Hinges are beginning to crack. Pages are clean and unmarked. Lavishly illustrated with in-text drawings, plates and numerous well-preserved fold outs.
 
Lot 4238

$20

Title: Choix d'inscriptions de Palmyre traduites et commentees par J. B. Chabot
Author: J.-B. Chabot
Publisher: Imprimerie Nationale
City: Paris
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 147 plus 32 plates
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original wrappers. Books shows mild external wear. Binding is sound. Previous owner's signature and note appear in upper outside corner of title page. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked. Contains in-text illustrations in addition to well-preserved (fold-out) plates at rear of volume.
 
Lot 4239

$15

Title: Vindiciae Christianae: A Comparative Estimate of the Genius and Temper of the Greek, the Roman, the Hindu, the Mahometan, and the Christian Religions
Author: Jerome Alley - Rev. Jerome Alley was an Irish poet and author. After being educated at, and taking his degree from, Trinity College, Dublin, he became Rector of Drumcar in diocese of Armagh. A Compendium of Irish Biography states that "He ... was the author of several poems and pamphlets. In 1826, shortly before his death, he published a work upon the various religions of the world."
Publisher: T. Cadell
City: London
Year: 1826
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 682 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique ex-library volume shows taping to spine and reinforced hinges. Interior shows library bookplate on front endpaper and markings on title page. Number appears stamped at bottom margin of first page of dedication. Card pocket and bar code are visible on rear endpaper. Name of library is stamped to edges of text block. No other markings or attachments are apparent. Pages show sporadic light foxing.
 
Lot 4240

$10

Title: History of the Town of Dunbarton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, from the Grant by Mason's Assigns, in 1751, to the Year 1860
Author: Caleb Stark
Publisher: G. Parker Lyon
City: Concord, New Hampshire
Year: 1860
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 272 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Historical sketch that provides a review of militia trainings, lease of town lands, the grave-yard, physicians, magistrates, religious associations, revolutionary soldiers, ecclesiastical statistics, post offices, traders, etc., as well as individual notices.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. Book shows significant external wear, with detached upper half of spine cover (laid in book) and bumped corners with minor loss of material. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on front endpaper. Pages show sporadic foxing.
 
Lot 4241

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the books on World War naval history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this collection are Theodore Roscoe's "United States Destroyer Operations in World War II" (Naval Press Institute, 1986) and "FIPS: Legendary U-Boat Commander, 1915-1918" by Werner Furbringer (Naval Institute Press, 1999). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with 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.
 
Lot 4242

$20

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of nautical history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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.
 
Lot 4243

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the Adjoining Countries, From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV. by Thomas Johnes, Sir John Froissart Translated by Thomas Johnes - Dated Unknown by New World Press - Original Introductory Essay on the Character and Society of the Middle Ages by Rev. John Lord. Half leather binding with cat's paw design on boards. Front board, endpapers, and title paged detached but present.

- History of the Late Polish Revolution, and the Events of the Campaign by Joseph Hordynski - Dated 1833 by uncredited - Boards detached, lacking spine cover, book remains solidly bound.

- Foot-Prints of Travel; or, Journeyings in Many Lands by Maturin M. Ballou - Dated 1888 by Ginn & Company - Solidly bound, pages clean and bright. Very slight wear to edges of spine.

- Historical Notes on Lincoln's Inn Fields by Arthur Houlton Marks - Dated 1922 by Hertford Record Co. Ltd. - Decorative gilt embossing.

- The Persian Flower: A Memoir of Judith Grant Perkins of Oroomiah, Persia by uncredited author - Dated 1853 by John P. Jewett and Company - Decorative gilt embossing, light foxing to some pages.
 
Lot 4244

$15

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection includes works of children's literature as well as antique novels. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
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.
 
Lot 4245

$150

Details: This lot includes the intact dust jacket of Cormac McCarthy's "The Orchard Keeper" (1965) shown in the corresponding image(s). Jacket is well preserved, showing only light markings to bottom of front flap and outside edge of rear panel. Among the titles in this collection are To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 4246

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of mid-19th century Maine and Massachusetts history shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes annual reports relating to schools, bank commissioners, and the board of agriculture, among other topics. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes show chipping and/or loss to wrappers, concentrated at the spine, as well as some moisture indications.
 
Lot 4247

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Wooden Boat and Ship Building: The Fundamental Principles and Practical Methods Described in Detail Especially Written for Carpenters and Other Woodworkers Who Desire To Engage in Boat or Ship Building, as a a Text-Book for Schools by Richard M. Van Gaasbeek - Dated 1941 by Frederick J. Drake & Company, Publishers

- Small Boat Engines: Operation and Care of Marine Gasoline Engines by Conrad Miller - Dated 1942 by The Rudder Publishing Company - "Illustrated by Nels J. Gerlufsen" - In dust jacket

- Ten Small Yachts and Others by Maurice Griffiths - Dated 1933 by Edward Arnold & Co. - First Edition - "With illustrations by the author" - In dust jacket.

- Ancient Ships by Cecil Torr - Dated 1895 by Cambridge University Press UK - Fold-out plates at rear of volume.

- Ancient and Modern Ships. Part I: Wooden Sailing-Ships by George C. V. Holmes, George C. V. Holmes - Dated 1900 by Chapman & Hall, LD. Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No "With seventy-four woodcuts"

- The Marine Motor by Frank W. Sterling - Dated 1929 by The Macmillan Company - New revised edition. In dust jacket.

- The Common Sense of Yacht Design by L. Francis Herreshoff - Dated 1946 by The Rudder Publishing Company - First Printing - Boards show heavy moisture staining. Interior is clean and bright.
 
Lot 4248

$50

Title: Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe - Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote more than 20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential both for her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day.
Publisher: Phillips, Sampson and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: "Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp" is the second novel from American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was first published in two volumes by Phillips, Sampson and Company in 1856. Although it enjoyed better initial sales than her previous, and more famous, novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," it was ultimately less popular. "Dred" was of a more documentary nature than "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and thus lacked a character like Uncle Tom to evoke strong emotion from readers.
Condition / Notes: This is a a rare second printing of the first edition of this work, with "d" in "dictatorial" very slightly to the right of terminal "r" in "rather" on p. 88 of volume 1 and both Dicksons and Ruskins on final page of Volume 2. Volume 1 contains author's preface.

Antique volumes are bound in blind-stamped brown/black cloth with gilt lettering to spines. First volume is slightly cocked and shows fraying at ends of spine. Front board of second volume shows bumped lower outside corner with cracking beginning to appear near that corner. Otherwise book shows only very light shelfwear. Books are tightly bound. Foxing is visible throughout both volumes.
 
Lot 4249

$90

Title: Excavations at Olynthus, Part III: The Coins Found at Olynthus in 1928
Author: David M. Robinson - David Moore Robinson was an American classical archaeologist credited with the discovery of the city of Olynthus.

Robinson earned his A.B. (1898) and Ph.D. (1904) at the University of Chicago. He served on the faculty of many institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Mississippi.  Among his students (he is credited with training 75 Ph.D. recipients and 41 M.A. recipients) were George M.A. Hanfmann, Allan Chester Johnson, George E. Mylonas, Paul A. Clement, Jr., James Walter Graham, and William A. McDonald.

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press
City: Baltimore
Year: 1931
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/129 pages plus 28 plates
Width: 8.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Archaeology No. 11.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound and is now preserved in brown cloth library binding with gilt lettering to spine. This well-preserved book shows no library markings or attachments. Pages are clean and fresh. Work is illustrated with numerous photographic plates.
 
Lot 4250

$175

Title: The Palace of Nestor at Pylos in Western Messenia
Author: Carl W. Blegen, Marion Rawson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
City: Princeton
Year: 1966-1973
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved set. Volumes have very little shelfwear. Edges of second volume shows light spotting, otherwise books show no external markings. Except for light browning to edges of endpapers of second volume, profusely-illustrated interiors are clean and bright.
 
Lot 4251

$55

Title: The Nationalist Crusade in Syria
Author: Elizabeth P. MacCallum
Publisher: The Foreign Policy Association
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/299 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This well -preserved antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Books shows very little external wear and is tightly bound. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with a frontispiece map and three additional maps.
 
Lot 4252

$30

Details: This lot includes the vintage circus poster shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This poster measures approximately 17" x 22" and shows no tears, punctures or creasing. Colors are quite bright.
 
Lot 4253

$80

Title: Greenwich Village Gourmet: Favorite Recipes of 100 Village Artists, Writers, Musicians, and Theatre People
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Clementene Wheeler
Publisher: The Bryan Publications, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1949
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Contributors include Milton Avery, Henry Seidel Canby, Clement Greenberg, Alfred Kreymborg, James Michener, Walter Pach, Eleanor Roosevelt, Isaac Rosenfeld, Peter Seeger.
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition signed by writer Florence von Wien and artist William Auerbach-Levy on blank preliminary page. Volume is bound in cardboard wrappers with red lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows light soiling to edges of wrappers. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains numerous in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 4254

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities by Harry Thurston Peck, uncredited author Edited by Harry Thurston Peck - Dated Unknown by American Book Company Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes

- Herculaneum: Past, Present & Future by Leonard Shoobridge, Charles Waldstein - Dated 1908 by Macmillan and Co. Limited

- History of Ancient Pottery: Greek, Etruscan, and Roman by H. B. Walters - Dated 1905 by John Murray Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - Hinges of first volume are cracked. Both volumes show water markings to margins of endpapers. Interiors are clean and unmarked.

- Greek Vase-Painting by Ernst Buschor - Dated 1921 by Chatto & Windus
 
Lot 4255

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the decorative antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this collection are Captain William Kidd and Others of the Pirates or Buccaneers Who Ravaged the Seas, the Islands, and the Continents of America Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott (Dodd & Mead, 1874) and "Ship and Shore, in Madeira, Lisbon, and the Mediterranean" by Rev. Walter Colton (D. W. Evans & Co., 1860). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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.
 
Lot 4256

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Republican Court or American Society in the Days of Washington by Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Dated 1856 by D. Appleton and Company - Leather-bound volume with front board detaching and peeling at ends of spine cover. Front flyleaf is detached. Text block is intact, with numerous tissue-guarded plates.

- Carmen: Opera in Four Acts by Th. Baker, L. Halevy, H. Melhac, Georges Bizet Translated by Th. Baker - Dated 1895 by G. Schirmer - Title in "G. Schirmer's Collection of Operas." Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and marbled paper-covered boards.

- Celebrated Crimes by Alexandre Dumas - Dated 1902 by L. C. Page & Company Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes Volumes show light external wear. Front board of second volume shows mild staining.

- Histoire de la litterature anglaise by Hippolyte Taine - Dated 1921 by Librairie Hachette Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 5. Well-preserved antique set bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards.

- Histoire de France, depuis l'etablissement de la monarchie jusqu'au regne de Louis XIV by Claude Villaret - Dated 1769 by Saillant & Desaint Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - This is volume 8 only. Antique volume bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt decorative designs. Books shows external wear. Pages have moisture markings.
 
Lot 4257

$120

Title: Excavations at Olynthus, Part XIII: Vases Found in 1934 and 1938
Author: David M. Robinson - David Moore Robinson was an American classical archaeologist credited with the discovery of the city of Olynthus.

Robinson earned his A.B. (1898) and Ph.D. (1904) at the University of Chicago. He served on the faculty of many institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Mississippi.  Among his students (he is credited with training 75 Ph.D. recipients and 41 M.A. recipients) were George M.A. Hanfmann, Allan Chester Johnson, George E. Mylonas, Paul A. Clement, Jr., James Walter Graham, and William A. McDonald.

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press
City: Baltimore
Year: 1950
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix/463 pages plus 267 plates
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Archaeology No. 38.
Condition / Notes: Volume has been rebound and is now preserved in brown cloth library binding with gilt lettering to spine. This well-preserved book shows no library markings or attachments. Pages are clean and fresh. Work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded color frontispiece plate and numerous photographic plates at rear of volume.
 
Lot 4258

$250

Title: The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History
Author: Ibn Khaldun - Ibn Khaldūn or Ibn Khaldoun was an Arab Tunisian historiographer and historian who is often viewed as one of the forerunners of modern historiography, sociology, and economics.  He is best known for his Muqaddimah (known as Prolegomenon in English), which was discovered, evaluated and fully appreciated first by 19th century European scholarship, although it has also had considerable influence on 17th-century Ottoman historians like Ḥajjī Khalīfa and Mustafa Naima who relied on his theories to analyze the growth and decline of the Ottoman empire. Later in the 19th century, Western scholars recognized him as one of the greatest philosophers to come out of the Muslim world.

Translator: Franz Rosenthal - Franz Rosenthal was the Louis M. Rabinowitz professor of Semitic languages at Yale from 1956 to 1967 and Sterling Professor Emeritus of Arabic, scholar of Arabic literature and Islam at Yale from 1967 to 1985.
Publisher: Pantheon Books
City: New York
Year: 1958
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: "The Muqaddimah," also known as the Muqaddimah of Ibn Khaldun or the Prolegomena (Greek: Προλεγόμενα), is a book written by the Tunisian Muslim historian Ibn Khaldun in 1377 which records an early view of universal history. Some modern thinkers view it as the first work dealing with the philosophy of history or the social sciences of sociology, demography, historiography or cultural history and economics. "The Muqaddimah" also deals with Islamic theology, political theory and the natural sciences of biology and chemistry. Ibn Khaldun wrote the work in 1377 as the preface or first book of his planned world history, the "Kitab al-Ibar," but already in his lifetime it became regarded as an independent work.  Published as Bollingen Series XLIII.

Condition / Notes: Complete three-volume set in slipcase. Books are in excellent condition. Dust jackets show light shelfwear. Intact slipcase shows splitting along upper side and top edges of rear panel.
 
Lot 4259

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books, journals and monographs relating to archaeology and anthropology shown in the corresponding image(s). The majority of these titles relate to the ancient civilizations of Greece and the Middle East. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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.
 
Lot 4260

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of scholarly books on classical antiquity shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Adcock's "Roman Political Ideas and Practice" and Vogt's "The Decline of the Roman Empire." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with 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.
 
Lot 4261

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). There are three volumes in this lot, which includes "The New York Mirror" from 1834, "Blackwood's Monthly Advertiser" from 1844, and "Littell's Living Age" from 1845. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some of these volumes show advanced age/wear - "The New York Mirror" has become disbound, and shows chipping and loss to marbled boards and some moisture indications.
 
Lot 4262

$20

Title: Wrinkles in Practical Navigation
Author: S. T. S. Lecky
Publisher: George Philip & Son, Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1908
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxii/814 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details: Fifteenth edition, revised and enlarged by William Allingham.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with a small number of stains to front and rear covers. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. Foxing is visible at front and rear of volume. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Book is illustrated with diagrams, (fold-out) maps, tables and plates.
 
Lot 4263

$175

Title: The New America and the Far East: A Picturesque and Historic Description of These Lands and Peoples
Author: G. Waldo Browne - George Waldo Browne was a novelist, poet, historian, lecturer, and public speaker. He began to write when he was 16, and sold his first story when he was 21. His first long story for Beadle was written in 1877, and for it he received fifty dollars. In 1881 he removed to Manchester, New Hampshire, where he purchased Girls and Boys of New Hampshire and published it as a monthly until January 1, 1883, when he bought the American Young Folks, of Topeka, Kansas. He consolidated the two under the latter name and published it as a semimonthly for three years. Being very successful in writing, he disposed of the magazine to the Youth's Companion in 1886, and devoted all of his time to literature. He wrote over 100 serials and books, and more than 1000 short stories and articles, which were published in the Saturday Journal, the Banner Weekly, Golden Days, Argosy, Good News, Golden Hours, Young People, and elsewhere. He also contributed thirteen stories to the Nickel Library. About 1900 he began writing historical and descriptive works, for here lay Mr. Browne's choice. Among the more important are "The Far East and the New America," in six volumes; "The History of Hillsborough, N. H., 1735 to 1921" (1921), "Early Records of Londonderry, Windham and Derry, N. H." in three volumes (1908-14), "Green Mountain Pioneers" (1927), "Indian Nights" (1927), "Japan, the Place and the People" (1904), and "The St. Lawrence River" (1905).

Publisher: Marshall Jones Company
City: Boston
Year: 1907-1910
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 9 Complete: No
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather and maroon cloth. This set lacks final volume (number ten). Volumes show external wear, with (light) markings to covers of several volumes, cracking along spine edges of volumes I and boards of volume nine detached. Books have marbled endpapers and gilt top edges. Interiors are clean and bright. Illustrated with b&w photos, color plates and (fold-out) maps.
 
Lot 4264

$60

Title: Toodles and Her Friends
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Rand McNally & Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1936
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 62 unnumbered pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 5.5"
Book Details: This book is illustrated by Harry Whittier Frees (1879–1953), an American photographer who created novelty postcards and children's books based on his photographs of animals. He dressed the animals and posed them in human situations with props. Frees was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1879, after which his family moved to Oaks, Pennsylvania, where he did his famous works. In the 1940s, he moved to Florida, where he died in 1953.

Condition / Notes: Small book is bound in pictorial paper-covered boards showing animal figures. Volume shows external wear, with bumping and minor loss at corners. Covers show light soiling and rubbing. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name appears in ink at top of front flylfeaf. Pages are unmarked, with sporadic light finger smudging.
 
Lot 4265

$15

Title: New Neighbors at Bird-a-Lea
Author: Clementia - Clementia was the pseudonym of Agnes Feehan, a.k.a Sister Mary Edward.

Publisher: The Bookery
City: Chicago
Year: 1932
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: Third book in the Mary Selwyn series, set in the country home of the Selwyn family. In this Roman Catholic oriented novel, "we meet, in addition to Mary Selwyn, Berta and Beth, Wilhelmina, Bab, and all our other old friends, a number of new ones. Of these, Gladys Wallace proves to be a most disturbing element in the hitherto happy life of the D. O. M.'s. One of her brothers, Malcolm, whose own life is shadowed by great sorrow, is really the most prominent character in the story. His desire to repair the grave injury which his sister's selfishness inflicts upon the Selwyn family, leads him to more than one act of real heroism. Amusing incidents, thrilling incidents, tragic incidents hold the reader in breathless suspense throughout the story."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with black lettering and decorative designs. Book shows mild shelfwear. Binding is tight. Gift inscription appears in upper inside corner of front flyleaf. Very small perforations appear in upper outside corner of several pages (not affecting text in any way). Age-toned pages are unmarked. Panels and flaps of dust jacket are laid in.
 
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