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Lot 8347

$275
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. This lot includes six varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as European street scenes, Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims prints, an original gauche cartoon of an Aeronautics training regimen, and other content. The media include original opaque watercolors, etchings, and photography, etc. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good condition with some age/wear indications; all are framed with glass. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 8348

$35
This group of 8 volumes obtained from a historical society include works about antique Pennsylvania cemeteries and, in some cases, include exhaustive notes on headstone inscriptions. 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: $10.50
Lot 8349

$130
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on military 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: $62.50
Lot 8350

$20
Title: An Authentic History of Donegal Presbyterian Church Located in East Donegal Township, Lancaster Co., Pa.
Author: J. L. Ziegler
Publisher: F. McManus, Jr. & Co. Printers and Publishers
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce Pennsylvania church history. The work is illustrated with photographic plates with tissue guards. This ex-library volume shows mild external age/wear, with paper spine label visible on spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt edges. Preliminary page and title page show light pencil annotations. Title page bears library stamp. No other library markings are visible. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 173 pages plus 12 pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8351

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

- History of Reading by Morton L. Montgomery - Dated 1898 by Times Book Print - Gilt stamping on spine cover; illustrated with photos and engravings
- The First Decade of Printing in Reading, Pennsylvania by J. Bennett Nolan - Dated 1930 by Reading National Bank - Illustrated with facsimiles; soft cover bound with stiff library boards
- Historical Sketch of Reading Artillerists by Morton L. Montgomery - Dated 1897 by James E. Norton
- History of the Reformed Church in Reading, PA by Daniel Miller - Dated 1905 by the author
- The Reading Militia in the Great War by J. Bennett Nolan - No year stated by F.A. Woerner
- A Tale of Reading Town by J. Bennett Nolan - Dated 1930 by Albert & Charles Boni - Two-color stamping on brown cloth

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and some library indications on spines and title pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8352

$50
Title: The History of America
Author: William Robertson
Publisher: Robert Desilver (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1822

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this history of the United States by William Robertson (September 19, 1721 – June 11, 1793), a Scottish historian and Principal of the University of Edinburgh. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages with foxing and marginal staining. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 306 / 293 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8353

$35
Title: Centennial History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Author: Rhamanthus M. Stocker
Publisher: R.T. Peck & Co.
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Bound in 1/2 leather and maroon cloth, this antique volume is a scarce description of the history of the county from its aboriginal beginnings to the 1887 centennial date of publication. The work is illustrated with many engravings and drawings, charts and photographs. The volume shows external age/wear; the front board and spine cover are detached. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and contains 852 pages, with full gilt edges. A blind-embossed library stamp is visible on title page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8354

$45
Title: Ancient and Modern Germantown Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill
Author: Rev. S. F. Hotchkin
Publisher: P. W. Ziegler & Co., Publishers (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Rebound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this local Pennsylvania history. The work is illustrated with numerous full-page plates of historical interest. The volume shows light external age/wear. Hinges have been reinforced. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Title page and final page of index show library stamps. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11" and contains 538 pages plus 10 unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8355

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on world 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: $76.50
Lot 8356

$90
Title: My African Journey
Author: Winston Spencer Churchill
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton (London)
Printing Year: 1908 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of a travelogue from Churchill's investigative visit to East Africa when he was Undersecretary at the Colonial Office. The work is illustrated with "sixty-one illustrations from photographs by the author, and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon, Wilson, and three maps." The volume shows light external age/wear, with some fraying apparent along front gutter. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's name appears on preliminary page. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 226 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8357

$55
This group of 12 ex-library volumes include works regarding many of Philadelphia's Catholic and Episcopal churches of the 19th Century. The dates of these volumes range from 1857 through 1899. 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: $10.50
Lot 8358

$650
Title: An Examination of the Connecticut Claim to Lands in Pennsylvania with an Appendix, Containing Extracts and Copies Taken from Original Papers
Author: William Smith
Publisher: Joseph Crukshank (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1774

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce account of of a conflict during the second half of the 18th century between Pennsylvania and Connecticut settlers in the Wyoming Valley that originated from conflicting charters of those colonies. The ongoing dispute, known as the Pennamite-Yankee Wars, would not be resolved until after the Revolution. "An important and detailed review of the origin of the conflicting claims of Pennsylvania and Connecticut in the Wyoming valley" (Streeter).

The work is illustrated with an intact fold-out map of the areas in dispute. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with original wrappers present (front wrapper is detached). The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show light foxing throughout. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Title page, final page of text and outside margin of map bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 94 pages plus 32 pages of appendix. Evans 13629; Howes S690; Sabin 84605; Streeter Sale 976. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8359

$175
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage estate 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 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
Lot 8360

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

- The Jews in Philadelphia prior to 1800 by Hyman Polock Rosenbach - Dated 1883 by Edward Stern & Co. (Philadelphia) - Volume is disbound, taping to spine.
- The Jews of Philadelphia: Their History from the Earliest Settlements to the Present Time by Henry Samuel Morais - Dated 1894 by Levytype Company (Philadelphia) - First Edition of this landmark work, one of the largest local Jewish histories ever written, and the most significant up to that time. Taping to spine. Binding is detached. Lightly age-toned pages are without annotations. Library stamps to title and final page of text.
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8361

$24
Title: An Authentic History of Lancaster County
Author: J.I. Mombert
Publisher: J.E. Barr & Co.
Printing Year: 1869

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of happenings within the boundaries of the county from pre-revolutionary times through the date of publication in 1869. The work is lightly illustrated with engravings, but also includes a fold-out map at the title page (detached) and a laid-in newspaper notice of the author's death. The volume shows external age/wear; the spine cover is lacking and the text block exhibits one division at page 316. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 175 pages. A library stamp is visible on the title page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8362

$16
This lot includes the large group of antique and vintage sheet music and song books shown in the corresponding image. A number of these pieces have World War I themes and at least one of World War II, entitled "Johnny Zero," with striking front cover illustration featuring fighter pilot flying into combat. This collection also contains issues of the magazine "Etude," "The Quarterly Anthem Folio," and other music periodicals. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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 and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $64.50
Lot 8363

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

- A History of the Tohickon Union Church by Rev. William John Hinke - Dated 1925 by Tribune Publishing - Author signed limited edition; number 43 of 200 copies. Illustrated with photos and facsimiles
- Records of the "Hill" Lutheran Church by E.W.S. Parthemore - Dated 1892 by Harrisburg Publishing
- The Lutheran Church in York by Beale Schmucker - Dated 1888 by J.E. Wible - Original wrappers bound in stiff library boards; front wrapper detached
- History of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Milton by Rev. W. H. Gotwald - Dated 1882 by Lutheran Publication Society - Marbled boards
- Memorial Volume of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Rev. Jno. W. Hassler - Dated 1880 by Geo. H. Ranck - Boards and initial pages detached

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and some library indications on spines and title pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8364

$30
Title: History and Topography of Northumberland, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Centre, Union, Columbia, Juniata and Clinton Counties, Pa. Embracing Local and General Events, Leading Incidents, Descriptions of the Principal Boroughs, Towns, Villages, Etc., Etc. with a Copious Appendix
Compiler: I. D. Rupp
Publisher: G. Hills (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1847

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce edition of important multi-county Pennsylvania history that includes a detailed description of pre-war Gettysburg. The work is illustrated with a number of lithographs offering views of towns. Boards of volume are detached, as are preliminary pages, frontispiece and title page. Spine shows heavy wear. Remaining text block is intact with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 568 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8365

$45
Title: Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania
Author: John W. Jordan
Publisher: Lewis Publishing
Printing Year: 1911
Number of Volumes: 2

Condition/Details: Bound in red 1/2 leather with decorative marbled boards, these antique volumes are a scarce edition of the histories of some of the leading families of early Pennsylvania, up through the date of publication in 1911.

The work contains full-page engravings, featuring images of prominent citizens, and their facsimile signatures. The volumes show external age/wear; the boards and flyleaf are detached on Volume I. Volume II is lacking the spine cover and exhibits one division in the text block. Title pages bear blind-embossed library stamps. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8366

$175
Title: Joh. Nicolai Funcii Marburgensis De Origine Latinae Linguae Tractatus, Quo Germaniae Ceu Matri Primos Italiae Incolas, Ac Proin Romanos, suum & linguam debere, ex utriusque Gentis Antiquitatibus & ipsa Populorum Magratione Demonstratur / Joh. Nicolai Funccii Marburgensis De Pueritia Latinae Linguae Tractatus, Quo Priscus Sermonis Romani, ad Usque Bellum Punicum Fecundum, Examinatur Status, & Diversa Veteris Latii Monumenta Illustrantur
Author: Johannes Nicolai Funccius
Publisher: Apud Joh. Reinh. Vulpii & Eb. Henr. Lammers (Giessen & Frankfurt)
Printing Year: 1720

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum, this antique volume is a scarce one-volume edition of scholarly treatises on the Latin language by Johannes Nicolai Funccius (1693 - 1778), a native of Marburg, and a celebrated critic in the Latin language. He was educated at the university of Rintlen in Westphalia, and was a writer of several philological tracts in Latin. But the most celebrated part of his works consists of several treatises which he published successively on the history of the Latin language, beginning with its original formation, and pursuing it through the several ages, from youth to extreme old age. “De Origine Latinae Linguae” was published with “De Pueritia Latins Linguae” in 1720.

The volume shows external age/wear, with slight warping to boards. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 120 / 138 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8367

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

- If I Lived My Life Again by Sir Winston Churchill - Dated 1974 by W.H. Allen - Original dust jacket
- A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill - Dated 1944 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Original dust jacket protected with Mylar
- Savrola by Winston Churchill - Dated 1956 by Random House - First Printing; ex-library with typical markings; dust jacket exhibits repair with transparent tape
- A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill - Dated 1930 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Modern binding, ex-library exhibits typical markings
- Onwards To Victory by Winston Churchill - Dated 1944 by McClelland and Stewart - Dust jacket protected with Mylar, has lost matter at corners
- London to Ladysmith Via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill - Dated 1900 by Longmans, Green, and Co. - Illustrated with fold-out maps; ex-library with labeling on spine and back board

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: $10.50
Lot 8368

$55
Title: Pittsburgh, Her Advantageous Position and Great Resources, as a Manufacturing and Commercial City, Embraced in a Notice of Sale of Real Estate
Publisher: Johnston & Stockton (Pittsburgh)
Printing Year: 1845

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce promotional pamphlet for the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Among the subjects discussed are manufacturing, banking, railroads and canals, the geographical position of the city, etc. The antique library binding shows light external age/wear. The original wrappers are intact and the pamphlet is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 40 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8369

$100
This shelf lot includes the large group of vintage and modern books on seafaring 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: $62.50
Lot 8370

$90
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of turn-of -the-century correspondence to Thomas M. Costello of Altmar, Oswego County, N.Y., who was a member of New York state assembly from Oswego County 2nd District, 1896-1903. A number of these letters, bills, notices, etc. bear institutional letterhead, originating from such entities as the State of New York Assembly / Senate Chamber, the Game and Fisheries Commission, the Mayor's Office of the City of Oswego, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, banks, railroad companies, etc. The vast majority of these items were written to Assemblyman Costello in his capacity as elected representative and deal with official matters. Most of these letters are intact, well preserved, with letterhead clearly visible. 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: $12.50
Lot 8371

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

- Presbyterians in Colonial Pennsylvania by Guy Klett - Dated 1937 by University of Pennsylvania Press
- Lutheranism Takes Root in the Settlement of Pennsylvania by Morna Huffman - Dated 1982, no publisher stated
- Historical Notes Relating to the Pennsylvania Reformed Church by Henry Dotterer - Dated 1900 by Perkiomen Publishing
- Narrative of a Journey to Shamokin, Penna. by John W. Jordan - Dated 1905 by Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography - Soft cover bound with decorative marbled boards
- History of the Mennonites of the Franconia Conference by John Wenger - Dated 1937 by Franconia Mennonite Historical Society - Gilt stamping on green cloth
- Early Clergy of Pennsylvania and Delaware by Rev. S. F. Hotchkin - Dated 1890 by P.W. Ziegler & Co. - Gilt stamping on spine cover; some splitting at upper edge of gutter

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and some library indications on spines and title pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8372

$22
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: The Connecticut Quarterly
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: January through December 1898
Issue Number Range: Volume IV, No. I through No. IV

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter red leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce compilation of this magazine - "An Illustrated Magazine Devoted to the Literature, history, and Picturesque Features of Connecticut."

The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along gutters. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 11" and contains 432 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 8373

$45
Title: History of Luzerne County Pennsylvania
AEditor: H.C. Bradsby
Publisher: S.B. Nelson & Co.
Printing Year: 1893

Condition/Details: Rebound in modern library binding with gilt stampinging, this antique volume is a scarce description of the history of Luzerne County from the time it was "First Viewed by Civilized Eyes" up to the time of publication in 1893. The topics covered include the early pioneers, townships and boroughs, commerce, education, wars, and many others. The work is illustrated with many black and white photographs of important persons and their facsimile signatures. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 10 1/2" and contains 1509 pages, with full gilt edges. A blind-embossed library stamp is visible on the title page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8374

$22
Title: A History of Uniontown: The County Seat of Fayette County Pennsylvania
Author: James Hadden
Publisher: James Hadden
Printing Year: 1913 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped red cloth with gilt lettering and embossing, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this Pennsylvania city history. The town was popularly known as Beesontown but was founded as "The Town of Union" by Henry Beeson on July 4, 1776, the same date as the United States Declaration of Independence (the timing was coincidental). The National Road, also known as the Cumberland Road, was routed through Uniontown in the early 1800s and the town grew along with the road. Also located within 10 miles of Uniontown is Fort Necessity, built by George Washington during the French and Indian War. Uniontown's role in the Underground Railroad is commemorated by a marker on the corner of East Main Street and Baker Alley.

Uniontown was the site of violent clashes between striking coal miners and guards at the local coke works during the Bituminous Coal Miners' Strike of 1894. 15 guards armed with carbines and machine guns held off an attack by 1500 strikers, killing 5 and wounding 8.

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and many photographic plates. The volume shows light external age/wear. Binding is detached between frontispiece and title page. Binding is cracking at several places. Library stamps appear on title page and last page of text. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 824 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8375

$35
Title: Schuylkill County Pennsylvania
Author: No author stated
Publisher: J.H. Beers & Company
Printing Year: 1916
Number of Volumes: 2

Condition/Details: Bound in 1/2 leather and black cloth with gilt stamping, these antique volumes are a scarce edition of a history regarding the "Old Families" and prominent citizens of Schuylkill County, both past and present (up to the date of publication of 1916).

The work contains full-page engravings and photographs featuring images of important persons, and their facsimile signatures. The volumes show external age/wear; the spine covers are detached on both volumes. The text blocks are tight and show clean pages. Title pages bear blind-embossed library stamps. The books measure approximately 8 1/4" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 8376

$70
Title: Report on the Birds of Pennsylvania with Special References to the Food-Habits, Based on over Four Thousand Stomach Examinations
Author: B. H. Warren
Publisher: E. K. Meyers, State Printer (Harrisburg)
Printing Year: 1890 Second Edition, Revised and Augmented

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce early edition of this important monograph, greatly enlarged in the second edition, together with a double amount of text and plates in regard to the first edition (1888). The work is illustrated with many color plates with slight browning to edges. The volume lacks spine cover, with both boards detaching. Binding is split at several points. Preliminary, title and copyright pages are detached, as are final two pages of index. Card of Lorenzo Whitney, of the House of Representatives, is attached to initial preliminary page. Previous owner's signature appears immediately under card. Taping still attached to reverse of boards. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 434 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8377

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

- Centennial Volume of the First Presbyterian Church by Sylvester F. Scovel - Dated 1884 by Wm. G. Johnston & Co. - Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait
- Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Spirit - Dated 1928 by Chamber of Commerce of Pittsburgh - Illustrated with portraits
- Centennial Celebration of Pittsburgh Methodism by Chas. B. Mitchell - Dated 1888 by East Ender Print
- The Challenge of Pittsburgh by Daniel Marsh - Dated 1917 by Missionary Education Movement - Illustrated with black and white photos
- Social Register Pittsburgh 1924 - Dated 1923 by Social Register Association - Spine cover has lost matter

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and some library indications on spines and title pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8378

$300
Title: Les seances de Hariri publiees en arabe avec un commentaire choisi.
Author / Editor: Muhammad al-Qasim ibn Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Uthman al-Hariri / Silvestre de Sacy
Publisher: Imprimerie Royale (Paris)
Printing Year: 1847 / 1853
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce edition of "Maqamat al-Hariri" (The Assemblies of al-Hariri), a collection of classical Arabic poetry comprising 50 anecdotes written in stylized rhymed prose.

The 10th century author Badī' al-Zaman al-Hamadhāni is said to have invented the form, which was extended by al-Hariri of Basra in the next century. Both authors' maqāmāt center on trickster figures whose wanderings and exploits in speaking to assemblies of the powerful are conveyed by a narrator. The protagonist is a silver-tongued hustler, a rogue drifter who survives by dazzling onlookers with virtuoso displays of rhetorical acrobatics, including mastery of classical Arabic poetry (or of biblical Hebrew poetry and prose in the case of the Hebrew maqāmāt), and classical philosophy. Typically, there are 50 unrelated episodes in which the rogue character, often in disguise, tricks the narrator out of his money and leads him into various straitened, embarrassing, and even violent circumstances. Despite this serial abuse, the narrator-dupe character continues to seek out the trickster, fascinated by his rhetorical flow.

This edition by French linguist and orientalist Antoine Isaac, Baron Silvestre de Sacy (September 21, 1758 – February 21, 1838) has been revised and enlarged with a selection of historical and explanatory notes by M. Reinaud & M. Derenbourg. Texts in French and Hebrew precede the main Arabic texts. The volumes show external age/wear, with heavy chipping and taping to spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8 1/4" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8379

$35
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: $69.50
Lot 8380

$90
Title: All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings
Author: George Bush
Publisher: Scribner
Printing Year: 1999 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in blue quarter-cloth with white paper boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this collection of the correspondence and writings by the 41st President of the United States. The author's signature appears on a plate pasted on front flyleaf. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Illustrated dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 640 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8381

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society:

- Who's Who in Pennsylvania - Dated 1904 by L.R. Hamersly Company - Stated First Edition in light gray cloth with white stamping
- Centennial History of The Pennsylvania Railroad Company by George H. Burgess, et al - Dated 1949 by The Pennsylvania Railroad Company - Illustrated with maps, photos and charts
- The Conestoga Six-Horse Bell Teams by John Omwake - Dated 1930 by Ebbert & Richardson Co. - Illustrated with photos, facsimiles and drawings
- Tenth Industrial Directory Of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by Henry Van Pelt - Dated 1941 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- History of the Pennsylvania Hospital Unit in the Great War by Paul B. Hoeber - Dated 1921 by the author
- An Old Turnpike-Road by Jacob L. Gossler - Dated 1888 by The Baker & Taylor Co. - Tipped-in letter from the author on front flyleaf

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and some library indications on spines and title pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 8382

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society library:

- An Illustrated History of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Civil, Political, and Military... by William H. Egle - Dated 1880 by E. M. Gardner (Philadelphia) - Binding detached.
- The York Road, Old and New by Rev. S. F. Hotchkin - Dated 1892 by Binder & Kelly, Publishers (Philadelphia) - library binding
- The Lives of Eminent Philadelphians, Now Deceased, Collected from Original and Authentic Sources by Henry Simpson - Dated 1859 by William Brotherhead (Philadelphia) - Volume lacks spine. Detached boards
- Charter to William Penn and Laws of the Province of Pennsylvania by John Blair Linn - Dated 1879 by Lane S. Hart, State Printer (Harrisburg) - Binding is detached
- A Supplement to the Indian Wars of Pennsylvania by C. Hale Sipe - Dated 1931 by Telegraph Press (Harrisburg) - library binding
- Minutes of the Board of Property of the Province of Pennsylvania by William Henry Egle - Dated 1893 by E. K. Meyers, State Printer (Harrisburg) - Volume I. Lacks spine cover. 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: $18.50
Lot 8383

$45
Title: History of Delaware County
Author: George Smith
Publisher: Henry B. Ashmead
Printing Year: 1862

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth, this antique volume is a scarce description of the history of the county from the time of discovery by explorers to the time of publication in 1862. In addition to the historical aspects, the volume also includes a geological survey. The work is illustrated with engravings, and drawings including several fold-out maps. The volume shows light external age/wear; there are several interior pages that are detached. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 582 pages. A library stamp is visible on title page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8384

$35
This lot includes the large group of vintage and antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a manuscript of "Aphra Behn: A Playwright: A Play 'Both Ancient and Modern' for Fourteen Women in Three Acts" that is based on the life and times, death and discovery of Mrs. Aphra Behn, 1640-1689, together with samples of her poems, plays and novels by Joanne E. Gates; a manuscript entitled "A Study of Research in Public Administration" by John M. Gaus (dated 1930); a number of series from the "Portfolio of Photographs of the World's Fair" (1893); an antique scrapbook bearing newspaper clippings dating to 1875; vintage car manuals and car specification booklets for such models as Plymouth, Ford, and Mercury; academic brochures; theater and ballet programs; maps, etc. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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 and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 8385

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of Camden Sesquicentennial Souvenir 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 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: $18.50
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