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Lot 8001

$90
Title: Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from the Fourteenth Day of October One Thousand Seven Hundred, to the Sixth Day of April, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Two
Publisher: M. Carey and J. Bioren
Printing Year: 1803
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set

Notes: Rebound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce comprehensive edition of the laws of Pennsylvania, from 1700 to April, 1802. This collection contains volume II to VI of a six-volume set. The library bindings show mild external age/wear. Traces of detached library labels can be seen on spines. The books are solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8002

$150
Title: Marlborough: His Life and Times
Author: Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Years: 1933 - 1938 First U.S. Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce first American edition of this massive biography of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (May 26, 1650 – June 16, 1722) by his descendant Winston S. Churchill (November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965), noted statesman and British Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

Marlborough was a prominent English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs throughout the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Rising from a lowly page at the court of the House of Stuart, he loyally served the Duke of York through the 1670s and early 1680s, earning military and political advancement through his courage and diplomatic skill. Churchill's role in defeating the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685 helped secure James on the throne, yet just three years later he abandoned his Catholic mentor for the Protestant Dutchman, William of Orange. Honoured for his services at William's coronation with the earldom of Marlborough, he served with further distinction in the early years of the Nine Years' War, but persistent charges of Jacobitism brought about his fall from office and temporary imprisonment in the Tower. It was not until the accession of Queen Anne in 1702, however, that Marlborough reached the zenith of his powers, and secured his fame and fortune.

Churchill had conceived the idea of writing the book by 1929, when the conservative defeat in the general election meant that he was no longer a government minister, giving him both spare time and the loss of his ministerial salary. His first act in preparing the book was to employ Maurice Ashley part-time for a salary of £300 per year to carry out research about Marlborough. Ashley later produced his own biography of Marlborough, in 1939. Churchill, with other assistants, worked on and published a number of different historical books while work on Marlborough was proceeding. Churchill turned seriously to writing Marlborough after Easter 1932, following pressure from his publishers. His initial draft was passed to Edward Marsh, who had been his private secretary while a government minister, with instructions to look out for repetitions, boring passages or clumsy sentences. He wrote over 300 letters requesting information or opinions about the work in progress.

All volumes in this set bear the letter "A" and publisher's seal on copyright page. The American edition of this work was produced in 6 volumes rather than the 4 of the British. The setting, illustrations, and maps are identical to the English 4 volume work, including a number of fold-out maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly-age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 8003

$175
Title: The Cornell Navy: A Review
Author: C. V. P. Young
Publisher: Taylor and Carpenter (Ithaca, New York)
Printing Year: 1907 First Editoin Inscribed by Publishers to Judge Frank Irvine

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with embossed chipped white lettering and decorative designs representing two crossed oars, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated history of the Cornell rowing team from the years 1871 thru 1906. This work is inscribed to Judge Frank Irvine (1858 - 1931), a noted jurist who served as dean of the Cornell Law School from 1907 to 1916. The inscription is on a preliminary page and reads as follows: "Hon. Frank Irvine / Presented by the Publishers / Taylor & Carpenter / April 25th 1907." The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear. The book is beginning to show signs of cracking at preliminary pages. It is bound with clean pages with red silk endpapers with gelded decoration. The book measures approximately 8" x 10 1/2" and contains 71 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8004

$80
Title: History of Northampton County (Pennsylvania) and the Grand Valley of the Lehigh
Editors: William J. Heller & Advisory Board
Publisher: American Historical Society
Printing Year: 1920 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in pebbled black /dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of a county and region in eastern Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with photographic plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8005

$1900
Title: The Religious Experience of Norris Stearns, Written by Command Shewing the Marvellous Dealings of God to his Soul, and the Miraculous Manner in which He Was Delivered from the Jaws of Death and Hell; and His Soul Set at Liberty.---Likewise His Appointment to the Ministry; and Commission from on High, To Preach the Gospel to Every Creature. Shewing the Marvellous Dealings of God to his Soul, and the Miraculous Manner in which He Was Delivered from the Jaws of Death and Hell; and His Soul Set at Liberty.---Likewise His Appointment to the Ministry; and Commission from on High, To Preach the Gospel to Every Creature.Shewing the Marvellous Dealings of God to his Soul, and the Miraculous Manner in which He Was Delivered from the Jaws of Death and Hell; and His Soul Set at Liberty.---Likewise His Appointment to the Ministry; and Commission from on High, To Preach the Gospel to Every Creature. Shewing the Marvellous Dealings of God to his Soul, and the Miraculous Manner in which He Was Delivered from the Jaws of Death and Hell; and His Soul Set at Liberty.---Likewise His Appointment to the Ministry; and Commission from on High, To Preach the Gospel to Every Creature. Shewing the Marvellous Dealings of God to his Soul, and the Miraculous Manner in which He Was Delivered from the Jaws of Death and Hell; and His Soul Set at Liberty.---Likewise His Appointment to the Ministry; and Commission from on High, To Preach the Gospel to Every Creature. Shewing the Marvellous Dealings of God to His Soul, and the Miraculous Manner in which He Was Delivered from the Jaws of Death and Hell; and His Soul Set at Liberty,—Likewise His Appointment to the Ministry; and Commision from on High, to Preach the Gospel to Every Creature,
Author: Norris Stearns
Publisher: David Campbell
Printing Year: 1820 Second Edition Corrected

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with paper-covered boards bearing decorative drawings, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this seminal text by Norris Stearns.

This book, with its account of a religious vision, is considered to have inspired Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism. Smith wrote that in the spring of 1820, when he was fourteen years old, there was a significant revival in his neighborhood. He recounted that "Some were contending for the Methodist faith, some for the Presbyterian, and some for the Baptist." His mother, two brothers and his sister joined the Presbyterian Church. Then Smith went out into the woods to pray for wisdom concerning which church he should join. In answer to this prayer God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him as two separate, distinct beings. They told him not to join any of the churches "for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt" (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith-History 1:5-19). This "First Vision" is considered the founding event surrounding the organization of the Latter Day Saints' Church, and established God and Jesus Christ as separate beings. Stearns's account of his vision is similar to Smith's "First Vision" Norris Stearns's book was originally published in 1815. He writes "I saw two spirits, which I knew at the first sight. But if I had the tongue of an Angel I could not describe their glory, for they brought the joys of heaven with them. One was God, my Maker, almost in bodily shape like a man. His face was, as it were a flame of Fire, and his body, as it had been a Pillar and a cloud. In looking steadfastly to discern features, I could see none, but a small glimpse would appear in some other place. Below him stood Jesus Christ my Redeemer, in perfect shape like a man---His face was not ablaze, but had the countenance of fire, being bright and shining. His Father's will appeared to be his! All was condescension, peace, and love." Critics differ in their evaluation of the significance of this text for Joseph Smith's formulation of his own vision, with some stating he used Stearns' phrasing to describe his own religious experience, and others claiming that Smith simply borrowed the whole vision from Stearns, and not just the description.

The volume shows light external age/wear. Hinges are cracked. Mildly age-toned pages show light foxing.. The book measures approximately 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" and contains 96 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8006

$200
Title: Travels through Arabia, and Other Countries in the East, Performed by M. Niebuhr, Now a Captain of Engineers in the Service of the King of Denmark
Publisher: R. Morison and Son (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1792 First Edition Volume II

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine panels, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of the famous account of the Royal Danish expedition (1761-1767) to the Arabian Peninsula, sent out by Frederick V of Denmark in 1761. Of the five partaking scientists, Carsten Niebuhr (1713 -1815) was the sole survivor, returning with notes and many drawings and annotations. His map of the Arab Gulf is the earliest map to mention Kuwait, and Niebuhr is also one of the first to call the country Yemen instead of Arabia Felix. His work still forms one of the most authoritative descriptions of Arabia and Yemen in particular.

This edition appears in the translation of Robert Heron, with notes by the translator. The work is illustrated with fold-out steel engraved maps. The volume shows external age/wear, with taping to spine. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 439 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8007

$70
Title: Pennsylvania Colonial and Federal, A History 1608-1903
Editor: Howard M. Jenkins
Publisher: Pennsylvania Historical Publishing
Printing Year: 1903
Number of Volumes: 3

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt stamping, these antique volumes are a scarce edition of the well respected three volume history by Howard Jenkins. The subjects covered include: the Indians of Pennsylvania, the pioneer "Whites," The Swedes, the Dutch Settlement of 1638, The beginning of Penn's Colony and many others.

The work contains extensive full-page portrait engravings, black and white photography, and facsimiles. The volumes show some external age/wear; bumping at the extremities and some lost matter at the spine covers. The front board and spine cover are detaching on Volume I. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations; title pages bear library stamps. The books measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 8008

$80
Title: The German Pietists of Provincial Pennsylvania
Author: Julius Friedrich Sachse
Publisher: P. C. Stockhausen (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1895 Limited Edition with Author-Signed Letter

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering and gilt stars of David on spine and front cover, this antique volume is a scarce history of early German settlers in Pennsylvania. This is copy number 38 of 500 copies. The work is profusely illustrated with many in-text drawings and (color) plates.

Letter dated 12 / 13 / 95, written and signed by Julius Friedrich Sachse, presenting volume to historical society, is tipped in at front of volume. The volume shows light external age/wear, with chipping at ends and along upper portions of gutters of spine. Boards are detaching. Front flyleaf is detached. Age-toned pages show no annotations. Title page and final page of text bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 7" x 10 1/2" and contains 504 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 8009

$40
Title: History of Beaver County Pennsylvania
Author: Rev. Joseph H. Bausman
Publisher: The Knickerbocker Press
Printing Year: 1904
Number of Volumes: 2

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt stamping, these antique volumes are a scarce edition of the story of the settlers and their lives, legal, medical and educational histories of the region, as well as many other topics.

The work contains extensive full-page portrait engravings, black and white photography, charts and graphs as well as maps, including a color fold-out in Volume I. The volumes show minor external age/wear; a light stain is evident on the front board, and the title page is detached in Volume I. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations; title pages bear library stamps. The books measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8010

$120
Title: Some Account of the Pennsylvania Hospital; From Its First Rise to the Beginning of the Fifth Month, Called May, 1754
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: Office of the United States Gazette
Printing Year: 1817 First Complete Edition

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce first publication in one volume of both parts of the history. Includes the 1761 "Continuation of the Account ..." written by a committee chaired by Samuel Rhoads (from page 71 on). Franklin was instrumental in establishing the hospital, incorporated in 1751 as the first American permanent hospital. Franklin's history included the texts of most of the founding documents.

Front board is detached. Age-toned pages show light foxing. Title pages and last page bear library stamps. No other library markings are visible. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9" and contains 145 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8011

$55
Title: Biographical Annals of Montgomery County Pennsylvania
Editor: Ellwood Roberts
Publisher: Lewis Publishing
Printing Year: 1904
Number of Volumes: 2

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, these antique volumes are a scarce edition of the biographical history of Montgomery County, beginning with the immigration of large numbers of Swedes in the early seventeenth century, up to the date of publication in 1904.

The work contains extensive full-page portrait engravings, and black and white photography offering images of prominent citizens. Page edges are gilt; the volume shows external age/wear. The boards are detached on Volume I and the front board is detached on Volume II. Both spine covers have lost matter. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations; title pages bear library stamps. The books measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 8012

$45
Title: Men of Mark of Cumberland Valley
Author: Alfred Nevin
Publisher: Fulton Publishing
Printing Year: 1875

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt and blind decorative stamping, this antique volume is a scarce description of the early days of the Valley and the scores of important men connected with its development. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded black and white engravings of many of the subjects; there are also facsimiles of their signatures. The volume shows external age/wear; the boards and spine cover are detaching, there are splits in the text block. The page edges are full gilt. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 450 pages. Library stamps are present on the title page and the final page of the volume. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8013

$35
Title: Old Redstone
Author: Joseph Smith
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
Printing Year: 1854

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt stamping and blind embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of frontier Presbyterianism, its early ministers, and the perilous conditions in which they labored. The work is illustrated with portraits of the individuals discussed, as well as drawings of the landscape as it existed in those times. The volume shows external age/wear; the boards are detaching. The text block exhibits several divisions. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 460 pages. Library stamps are visible on the title page and occasionally throughout. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8014

$60
Title: Symbolism: A Treatise on the Soul of Things; How the Natural World is but a Symbol of the Real World; the Modern Church, with Its Spire and Cross, and the Bible Account of Noah's Ark Symbols of the Phalic Religion
Author: Milton Alberto Pottenger
Publisher: Symbol Publishing Company (Sacramento)
Printing Year: 1905 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this Masonic title by Milton Alberto Pottenger. The work contains a frontispiece portrait of the author and in-text illustrations showing playing cards ("each card a symbol of universal law") and various other symbols. Title page offers the following summary of contents: "The Ten Digits constituting our Mathematical System--Why they are Made in the Manner they are--Why there are but Ten--They and the Ten Spot Cards Reveal the same Psychic Laws--The Lost Word Revealed--Many Masonic Symbols and Bible Expressions given a New and Natural Explanation."

The volume shows external age/wear, with fraying to head of spine and light markings to binding. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that show occasional spotting. Traces of plates can be seen on endpapers. Small library plate appears at the top of front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 7" x 10 1/4" and contains 275 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8015

$45
This lot includes the antique book shown in the corresponding image(s). This publication brings together a number of titles relating to the American Revolutionary War in the State of Pennsylvania. Embossed gilt title on spine of leather binding reads: "Papers Relating to the Revolution in Pennsylvania." The greatest portion of this volume is made up of a series of texts entitled "Papers Relating to the War of Revolution," with each title page bearing a year between 1777 and 1781. Initial text in this collection bears the title "Names of Persons Who Took the Oath of Allegiance in the State of Pennsylvania between the Years 1776 and 1794." Final three texts bear the following titles: "Resolves of the Committee for the Province with the Instructions to Their Representatives in Assembly, and an Essay on the Constitutional Power of Great Britain, 1774"; "Proceedings of the Confrence of Committees of the Province of Pennsylvania, Hall at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, from June 18 to June 25, 1776"; "Officers of the State of Pennsylvania in the Revolution and under the Constitution of 1776."

The volume shows light external age/wear. Hinges have been reenforced. Pages are clean and without annotation. Official correspondence from the Pennsylvania State Library is tipped in at the rear of the volume. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 716 pages. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8016

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society:

- 1714 - 1914, Two-Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of London Grove Meeting by the Society of Friends at London Grove, Pennsylvania- Dated 1914 by uncredited publisher
- 1715 - 1915, Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Establishment of the Friends Meeting at New Garden, Chester County, Pennsylvania - Dated 1915 by uncredited publisher
- Two Hundred Fifty Years of Quakerism at Birmingham, 1690 - 1940 - Dated 1940 by Birmingham Friends (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
- A History of the Quaker Government in Pennsylvania by Isaac Sharpless - Dated 1898 by T. S. Leach & Company (Philadelphia) - 2 volumes
- Old Richmond Families by Ellwood Roberts - Dated 1898 by Morgan R. Wills (Norristown, Pennsylvania)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and library indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8017

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Works of Flavius Josephus by William Whiston - No year stated by World Publishing - Bright gilt and black stamping on green cloth
- The Poetical Works of Owen Meredith by Robert, Lord Lytton - Dated 1878 by James R. Osgood - Bright gilt stamping on cover and spine
- Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy - No year stated by Hurst & Co.
- Knickerbocker's History of New York by Washington Irving - No year stated by Hurst & Co. - Very decorative black and gilt stamping
- Willy Reilly by William Carleton - Dated 1899 by Donohue, Henneberry & Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8018

$90
Title: Life of Captain Nathan Hale, Martyr-Spy of the American Revolution
Author: I. W. Stuart
Publisher: F. A. Brown (Hartford, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 1856 Second Edition, Enlarged and Improved

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with embossed silver lettering, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a biography of Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776), a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Widely considered America's first spy, he volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission, but was captured by the British. He is best remembered for his speech before being hanged following the Battle of Long Island, in which he said, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country." Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.

The work is illustrated with bright full-page engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages with light foxing. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 271 pages plus 12 pages of contemporary newspaper reviews. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8019

$80
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on nautical transportation shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $60.50
Lot 8020

$90
Title: Father Damien: A Journey from Cashmere to His Home in Hawaii
Author: Edward Clifford
Publisher: Macmillan and Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with red lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of an account undertaken by English artist and author Edward Clifford (1844 - 1907) to Hawaii in 1888. He was a member of the Church Army, which evangelized for the Church of England. During his stay in Hawaii he visited the leper colony in Kalaupapa, where he met Father Damien.

Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai (January 3, 1840 – April 15, 1889), born Jozef De Veuster, was a Roman Catholic priest from Belgium and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious order. He won recognition for his ministry to people with leprosy (also known as Hansen's disease), who had been placed under a government-sanctioned medical quarantine on the island of Molokai in the Kingdom of Hawaii.

After sixteen years caring for the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of those in the leper colony, he eventually contracted and died of the disease, and is widely considered a "martyr of charity". He is the ninth person recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church to have lived, worked, and died in what is now the United States. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia.)

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Father Damien by Edward Clifford. The volume shows light external age/wear. Front hinge is beginning to crack. Lightly age-toned pages do not bear annotations. Top 1 1/2" of front flyleaf have been excised. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 176 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8021

$45
Title: History of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Editor: Theodore W. Bean
Publisher: Everts & Peck
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Bound in 1/2 leather with gilt stamping, this antique volume is a scarce description of the topography and geology of the area, as well as coverage of native peoples, early explorers, the Revolution and many other subjects of the first century of the republic. The work is illustrated with many full page and in-text engravings, facsimiles and maps, some of which fold out. The volume shows external age/wear; front and back boards and the title page are detached. Remainder of text block is tight with clean, lightly toned pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and contains 1198 pages, plus appendix. Library stamp is visible on title page and in a limited number of other locations. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8022

$45
Title: History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men
Authors: Franklin Ellis & Samuel Evans
Publisher: Everts & Peck (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1883 First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this massive history of Lancaster County, located in the south-central part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with many engraved portraits with tissue guards and maps. Fold-out map of the Conestoga navigation is well preserved. Folding color map of the county with chipping to edges is laid in. The library binding shows very light external age/wear. Hinges have been reinforced. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Page 767 and preceding double-page engraving show chipping to right side with minor loss of text / image. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Library stamps appear on title page and final page of text. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10 3/4" and contains 1101 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8023

$45
Title: Historical Sketches of Plymouth, Luzerne, Co., Penna.
Author: Hendrick B. Wright
Publisher: T. B. Peterson & Brothers (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1873 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstmped pebbled black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this history of Plymouth, Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with 25 original mounted albumen photographs of some of the early settlers and present residents of the town; old landmarks; family residences; and places of special note.

Spine cover is laid in. Text block is intact, with mildly age-toned pages. Title page bears library stamp. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 419 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8024

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society:

- Chester (and Its Vicinity), Delaware County, in Pennsylvania; with Genealogical Sketches of Some Old Families by John Hill Martin - Dated 1877 by Wm. H. Pile & Sons (Philadelphia) - Hinges are cracked. Loose pages.
- Records of the Courts of Quarter Sessions and Common Pleas of Bucks County Pennsylvania, 1684 - 1700 - Dated 1943 by Tribune Publishing Company (Meadvile, Pennsylvania) - Limited Edition
- In French Creek Valley by John Earle Reynolds - Dated 1938 by Crawford County Historical Society (Meadville)
- Centennial Discourse: A Sketch of the History of Venango County, Pennsylvania by S. J. M. Eaton - Dated 1876 by Venango Spectator Job Office
- Families in the County of Dauphin in 1790: The First U.S. Census - Dated 1890 by Harrisburg Publishing Company
- History of Montgomery County within the Schuylkill Valley by William J. Buck - Dated 1859 by E. L. Acker (Norristown, Pennsylvania) - Binding shaken, pages coming loose

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8025

$50
Title: Annals of Phoenixville and Its Vicinity
Author: Samuel Pennypacker
Publisher: Bavis & Pennypacker
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details: Bound in brown leatherette, this antique volume is a scarce description of the origin and growth of the borough of Phoenixville, with information regarding adjacent townships of Chester and Montgomery Counties. A personal, hand-written letter from the author is laid-in at the front flypaper. The work is illustrated with charts, signature facsimiles and maps. Map located at title page folds out; the map is detached as is the title page. The volume shows external age/wear, the boards are detached, and the spine cover has lost matter. Initial pages, and some at the end of the volume are detached. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 285 pages, plus index. Library stamp is visible on title page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8026

$35
Title: The Vosburg Tunnel: A Description of Its Construction
Publisher: Leo von Rosenberg
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Bound in half cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce history of the construction of the Vosburg tunnel, located on the line of the Pennsylvania and New York Canal and Railroad, which forms one of the links in the route of the Lehigh Valley Railroad from New York and Philadelphia to Buffalo. The tunnel was completed and opened for service on July 25, 1886.

The work is illustrated with engraved plates and in-text illustrations, diagrams, fold-out maps and a color folding map showing the Lehigh Valley Railroad system (map has tears along folds, with one panel nearly detached). Initial pages, including title page and contents, are detached. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" and contains 56 pages plus 32 unnumbered pages of publisher's and Lehigh Valley Railroad illustrated advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8027

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

- Stained Glass by Lawrence Lee, George Seddon, Francis Stephens - Dated 1992 by Longmeadow Press - Extensively illustrated with color photography; original dust jacket has wear at edges
- The Art of the Renaissance in Northern Europe by Otto Benesch - Dated 1945 by Harvard - 1/2 leather binding with raised bands
- Photography History of an Art by Jean-Luc Daval - Dated 1982 by Rizzoli
- Gerhard Richter: The Daily Practice of Painting by Hans-Ulrich Obrist - Dated 1995 by MIT Press
- History of Lace by Mrs. Bury Palliser - Dated 1902 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Ex-library volume illustrated with photos and engravings
- Shaker Life, Art, and Architecture by Scott Swank - No year stated by Abbeville - Beautifully illustrated with color photography; dust jacket protected with Mylar

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 8028

$30
Title: A History of Bristol Borough in the County of Bucks, State of Pensylvania Anciently Known as "Buckingham"; Being the Third Oldest Town and Second Chartered Borough in Pennsylvania from Its Earliest Times to the Present Year 1911
Author: Doron Green
Publisher: C. S. Magrath (Camden, New Jersey)
Printing Year: 1911

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with embossed gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce history of the borough Bristol in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 23 miles (37 km) northeast of Philadelphia opposite Burlington, N.J. on the Delaware River. Bristol was first incorporated in 1720. Although its charter was revised in 1905, the original charter remains in effect, making Bristol one of the older boroughs in Pennsylvania.

The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page photographs, including of a number of portraits. The volume shows light external age/wear. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. Frontispiece portrait is detaching. Title page and final page of text bear discreet library stamps. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 370 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8029

$80
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on nature and animals shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 8030

$80
Title: The Seven Great Monarchies of the Eastern World; or, the History, Geography and Antiquities of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, and Sassanian or New Persian Empire
Author: George Rawlinson
Publisher: John B. Alden, Publisher
Printing Year: 1885
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce edition of this historical study of the ancient Near East by English scholar and historian George Rawlinson (November 23, 1812 – October 7, 1902). The work is profusely illustrated with plates and seven intact fold-out maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with bottom edge of the front cover of third volume showing chewing marks. The are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8031

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society library:

- Minutes of the Common Council of the City of Philadelphia, 1704 to 1776 - Dated 1847 by Crissy & Markley, Printers (Philadelphia) - Taping to spine. Boards are detaching, spine is split at several points.
- Annals of Buffalo Valley, Pennsylvania, 1755 - 1855 by John Blair Linn - Dated 1877 by Lanes S. Hart, Printer and Binder (Harrisburg) - Taping to spine, boards detaching. Binding is shaken.
- Carpenters' Hall: The Meeting Place of the First Continental Congress. Full Sketch of Its History from 1724; with VIews and Sketches of Carpenter's Hall, Clarke's Hall, Benezet's House, and Chestnut Bridge, Duche's House, &c., &c. by Casper Souder, Jr. - Dated 1865 by King & Baird, Printers (Philadelphia)
- Catalogue of Papers relating to Pennsylvania and Delaware, Deposited at the State Paper Office, London - Dated 1850 by C, Sherman, Printer (Philadelphia) - Original wrappers bound in half cloth binding with marbled boards. Front wrapper is detached.
- Union Services at the Old Forty Fort Church Forty Fort, Luzerne County, PA. on June 15th, 1888 - Dated 1888 by Press of the Wilkes-Barre Record - Original wrappers bound in black cloth boards. Boards are detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and library markings Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8032

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of generally well-preserved titles that were part of a historical society collection:

- The Picturesque Quality of the Pennsylvania German by William H. Richardson - Dated 1904 by Pennsylvania-German Society - Author-Signed First Edition. Original wrappers in library binding. Front cover and frontispiece are detached. Illustrated.
- In Pennsylvania - German Land, 1928 - 29 by Jesse Leonard Rosenberger - Dated 1929 by University of Chicago Press - Author's signature appears on tipped in slip bearing message "With the Compliments of the Author"
- The Pennsylvania Germans: A Sketch of Their History and Life, of the Mennonites, and of Side Lights from the Rosenberger Family by Jesse Leonard Rosenberger - Dated 1923 by University of Chicago Press
- The Story of the Pennsylvania Germans by William Beidelman - Dated 1898 by Express Book Print (Easton, Pennsylvania) - Author-Signed First Edition, front flyleaf detached

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8033

$60
Title: History of the Counties of Berks and Lebanon
Author: I. Daniel Rupp
Publisher: G. Hills
Printing Year: 1844

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce description of life in the early days of the region, including "a brief account of the Indians who inhabited this region of the country, and the numerous Murders by them." The work is lightly illustrated with drawings, but is amply populated with lists and charts. The volume shows external age/wear; the boards have been repaired with library tape and the title page is detached. Otherwise, the text block is tightly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 512 pages. A library stamp is visible on the title page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8034

$50
Title: History of Clarion County Pennsylvania
Editor: A.J. Davis
Publisher: D. Mason & Co.
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Rebound in green cloth with gilt stamping, this antique volume is a scarce description of the topography, geography and history of the county from the time of Aboriginal domination, to the first European settlers, wars and commercial development, through to the time of publication in 1887. The work is illustrated with engravings of prominent men and their facsimile signatures, maps and lists/charts showing significant statistical data. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10" and contains 664 pages, plus a section of "Brief Personals" and an index with pages i through lxxii. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8035

$200
This lot features the following piece of framed artwork:

Artist: Thomas Hicks (American)
Medium: Engraving
Year: 1866
Dimensions: Frame measures 42" by 27"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a large-scale engraving by A.H. Ritchie after an original oil painting by artist Thomas Hicks, and is a dramatic portrait of the most renowned American writers up to that time. Included in the portrait are such authors as Irving, Longfellow, Poe, Cooper, Hawthorne and many others. Hicks was born in 1823 in Newtown, PA, and died in 1890 in Trenton Falls, NY. The artist was primarily known for his landscapes and portraits; his work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of New York, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Smithsonian, among others. The work shows some external age/wear, some light indication of moisture primarily outside the image area. The frame is gold tone stock, that is intact and tight, with minor chipping. The art is framed behind glass. The large engraving comes with a small-scale (10 1/4" x 8 1/4") framed key to identify each person in the portrait. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 8036

$40
Title: Abhandlung uber die Sprache und Schrift der Uiguren
Author: J. v. Klaproth
Publisher: uncredited publisher
Printing Year: 1812

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of a scientific work by Julius Heinrich Klaproth (1783-1835), German linguist, historian, ethnographer, author, Orientalist and explorer. As scholar, he is credited along with Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat, with being instrumental in turning East Asian Studies into scientific disciplines with critical methods. This study, "Dissertation on Language and Script of the Uighurs," was disputed by Isaak Jakob Schmidt, who is considered the founder of Mongolian Studies. Klaproth asserted that Uighur was a Turkic language, while Schmidt was persuaded that Uighur should be classified as a "Tangut" language. The work contains numerous in-text illustrations and an intact fold-out plate at rear of volume. The volume has taping to spine and chipping along edges. Text block is intact with lightly age-toned pages The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 96 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8037

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Railway A.B.C. by A.E. Kennedy - Dated 1911 by Gabriel Sons & Co. - First Edition illustrated with chromolithograph on cover of train emerging from tunnel; interior pictures in color and black & white
- A Dozen and One by Mary D. Brine - Dated 1887 by Cassell & Company
- The History of Birds by Rev. W. Bingley - No year stated by Donohue & Co. - Illustrated with engravings; cover is decoratively stamped in blue and black
- Sunshine for Our Darlings by O.M. Dunham - Dated 1885 by Cassell & Company - Full color cover; front board and spine cover is detaching, but present
- Twelve Wild Animals - Dated 1915 by United Art Publishing - A "Stampkraft" book that features color stamps pasted in place as illustrations

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8038

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society library:

- The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania by Charles P. Keith - Dated 1883 by W. S. Sharp Printing Co. (Trenton, N.J.) - Binding is detached. Loose pages.
- Correspondence between William Penn and James Logan by Edward Armstrong - Dated 1870 by J. B. Lippincott & Co. - Volume I. Front board is detached. Taping to spine.
- Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania: Genealogical and Personal Memoirs by John W. Jordan - Dated 1911 by Lewis Publishing Company - Volume shows taping to spine
- Minutes of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania, from the Organization to the Termination of the Proprietary Government - Dated 1852 by Jo. Severns & Co. (Philadelphia) - Two-volume set. Both volumes show taping to spine. Binding of first volume is detached at front hinge.
- The Delaware Water Gap: Its Legends and Early History by L. W. Brodhead - Dated 1870 by Sherman & Co., Printers (Philadelphia) - Cracked binding. Loose pages (including frontispiece and title page)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8039

$55
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on U.S. history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $65.50
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