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Lot 8386

$26
Title: Waynesboro: The History of a Settlement in the County formerly Called Cumberland but later Franklin, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in Its Beginnings; through Its Growth into a Village and Borough, to Its Centennial Period and to the Close of the Present Century: Including a Relation of Pertinent Topics of General State and County History
Author: Benjamin Matthias Nead
Publisher: Harrisburg Publishing Company (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce history of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with many tissue-guarded photographic plates, vignettes and maps. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Title page and final page of index bear library stamp. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 428 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8387

$45
Title: Index of Wills and Administration Records, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Publisher: Richard T. & Mildred C. Williams
Printing Year: 1972
Number of Volumes: 4

Condition/Details: Bound in modern orange library bindings, these vintage volumes are a scarce edition of a listing of wills and administrative records filed in Philadelphia between 1682 and 1850.

The works contain typed listings of the information specified. The volumes show light external age/wear; the spine covers exhibit evidence of library labels. The text blocks are tight and show clean pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8388

$30
Title: A History of Lodge No. 61, F. and A. M., Wilkesbarre, PA.; together with a Collection of Masonic Addresses, an Account of the Anti-Masonic Crusade, and Extended Biographical Sketches of Prominent Members of the Lodge, with Portraits
Author: Oscar Jewell Harvey
Publisher: E. B. Vordy, Printer (Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1897 First Edition

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce description of history of Pennsylvania Masonic lodge. The work is illustrated with many plates, a number of which offer portraits of members. Binding is detached. Preliminary pages and frontispiece are detached. Last two pages of index and final pages are attached to detached rear board. A number of plates have water markings. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Title page and final page of index bear library stamp. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 672 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8389

$90
This shelf lot includes the very large group of literature 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 8390

$26
This lot includes the group of antique (pulp) literature and magazines shown in the corresponding image. This collection of vintage softcovers may include westerns, science fiction, mysteries such as map backs, and other fiction. 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 material in these 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: $24.50
Lot 8391

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society:

- A History of the Lutheran Church in New Hanover by Rev. J.J. Kline - Dated 1910 by The Congregation - Illustrated with engravings, photos and contains fold-out facsimiles of letters
- History of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of East Pennsylvania - Dated 1892 by Lutheran Publication Society - Decorative gilt and black stamping on cover; illustrated with engravings and photos. Rear board and spine cover detached from textblock.
- History of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Trinity by Malcolm Ganser - Dated 1938 by Norristown Herald
- The Lutheran Church in Pottstown by B.M. Schmucker - Dated 1882; no publisher stated - Soft cover bound with decorative marbled boards. Original cover detached
- The History of the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church by Rev. George Goll - Dated 1904 by Wickersham Printing Co.
- A History of the Lutheran Congregations by Rev. D.H. Focht - Dated 1862 by T. Newton Kurtz - Front board 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: $12.50
Lot 8392

$35
Title: Mrs. Royall's Pennsylvania; or, Travels Continued in the United States
Author: Anne Royall
Publisher: Printed for the author
Printing Year: 1829
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with raised bands and marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce early work of travel literature by Anne Royall (June 11, 1769 October 1, 1854), by some accounts the first professional woman journalist in the United States. Anne grew up in the western frontier of Pennsylvania before her family migrated south to the mountains of western Virginia. There she met American Revolution major and freemason William Royall. Anne wed Royall in 1797, who introduced her to the works of Shakespeare and Voltaire. The couple lived comfortably until his death in 1812, which touched off litigation between Anne and Royall's relatives, who claimed his will was a forgery. After seven years, the will was nullified and Anne was left with just a small amount of money. Royall toured New England, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts, all the while taking copious notes and using her Masonic connections to help fund her travels.

. These ex-library volumes have detached boards. Lightly age-toned pages show mild foxing throughout. The books measure approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8393

$40
Title: A Pioneer Outline History of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Author: W.J. McKnight
Publisher: J.B.Lippincott
Printing Year: 1905

Condition/Details: Rebound in green library binding with gilt stamping, this antique volume is a scarce description of the history of the entire northwestern section of Pennsylvania including Tioga, Potter, McKean, Warren, Crawford, Venango, Forest, Clarion, Elk, Jefferson, Cameron, Butler, Lawrence and Mercer Counties. The work is illustrated with many photographs, black and white engravings and color wildlife reproductions, both as full page plates, and in-text illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, full gilt page edges. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" and contains 748 pages. A blind-embossed library stamp is visible on the title page and the final page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8394

$20
<Title: Down the Eastern and up the Black Brandywine
Author: Wilmer W. MacElree
Publisher: F. S. Hickman Printer (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1912 Second Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this collection of reflections on historic Chester County, Pennsylvania by a noted county attorney and historian. The work is profusely illustrated with many in-text drawings and photographic plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with taping to spine. Edges of covers show chipping. Binding is detached at front hinge. Preliminary pages and frontispiece are detached. Title page and final page of text bear library stamps. Antique bookplate on front endpaper states book was presented by the E. I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company to the Long Island Historical Society. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11" and contains 176 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8395

$35
Title: Centennial Anniversary of Lycoming County, PA
Editor: John F. Meginness
Publisher: Gazette and Bulletin
Printing Year: 1896

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with blind stamping. This antique volume is a scarce description of the history of the county and the city of Williamsport from the earliest times (when the county was organized by act of the Legislature in 1795), up to the time of the book's publication in 1896. The work is illustrated with black and white photographs. The volume shows external age/wear; the spine cover is lacking and the text block exhibits several divisions. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 388 pages. A blind-embossed library stamp is visible on the title page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8396

$35
This lot includes the following group of charcoal and pastel drawings by Ernest William Scanes (b. 1909). These nude studies on paper all measure 17" x 22". A certificate of authenticity signed Patrick Drummey, the grandson of the artist, is provided for each. Themes and conditions states are as follows: 1) A partial profile of a seated woman with her back turned to the viewer. This work lacks tip of top left corner. All corners show pin holes.

2) A full-body profile of a woman sitting on a stool. All corners show pin holes.

3) A full-body depiction of a reclining woman. Top corners show pin holes.

4) A depiction of a woman nude from the waist up, sitting in a resting pose. There is a crease along bottom right corner of paper. All corners show pin holes.

5) A full-body depiction of a woman standing slightly at an angle. There are creases to both corners of left side. A tear measuring 2" x 1" is visible on the right-hand side of bottom edge, three inches from corner. All corners show pin holes. 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 8397

$40
Title: History of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania
Editor: J.H. Battle
Publisher: A. Warner & Co.
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Bound 1/2 leather and leatherette with decorative gilt estampinging, this antique volume is a scarce description of the history of Columbia and Montour counties including their townships, villages, schools, and industries, as well as portraits of important persons and significant events of the region. The work is illustrated with many black and white engravings and drawings as well as charts and other statistical data. The volume shows external age/wear; the back board is detached and the spine cover haws lost matter. The text block is tight with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10" and contains 220 pages. A blind-embossed library stamp is visible on the title page and final page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8398

$350
Title: Precis de jurisprudence musulmane suivant le rite malekite, publie par les soins de la societe asiatique
Author: Sidi Khalil
Publisher: Imprimerie Imperiale
Printing Year: 1858

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter green cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce second edition of this Arabic-language work on Islamic law, with a French-language introduction. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8399

$90
This shelf lot includes the very large group of vintage and modern books on science and technology 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
Lot 8400

$250
Title: Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und anderen umliegenden Landern
Author: Karsten Niebuhr
Publisher: uncredited publisher
Printing Year: no date provided

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a work by Karsten Niebuhr (March 17, 1733 April 26, 1815), a German mathematician, cartographer, and explorer that was in the service of the Danish state. The work is illustrated with 22 fold-out plates and maps. The volume shows external age/wear, with taping to spine. Hinges are taped. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 8" x 9 3/4" and contains 479 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8401

$60
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 10 varied media original art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as Motherhood, Chinese village scenes, The Last Supper, and other content. The media include original watercolors, reverse painted glass, as well as prints in the form Victorian lithograph, etc. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications, and all are framed. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $36.50
Lot 8402

$35
Title: History of Warren County Pennsylvania with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Editor: J. S. Schenck
Publisher: D. Mason & Co., Publishers (Syracuse)
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of Warren County, located in northeastern Pennsylvania. It was formed in 1800 from parts of Allegheny and Lycoming counties; attached to Crawford County until 1805 and then to Venango County until Warren was formally organized in 1819. Its county seat is Warren.

The work is illustrated with many tissue-guarded engraved portraits. The volume shows significant external age/wear, taping appears along cracked rear gutter. Hinges have been reinforced. Front flyleaf is detaching. Mildly age-toned pages with gilt edges show no annotations. Title page and final page of index have library stamps. The book measures approximately 8" x 10 1/2" and contains 692 / cxv pages of "Brief Personals" and index.. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8403

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society:

- The Seventeen Townships in the County of Luzerne by Henry Hoyt - Dated 1879 by Lane S. Hart - Soft cover bound with stiff library boards; initial pages detached
- History of the Little Cove by Harry E. Foreman - Dated 196; no publisher stated
- A Brief History of Schaefferstown by A.S. Brendle - Dated 1901 by Dispatch Publishing
- Danville by D. H. B. Brower - Dated 1881 by Lane S. Hart - Gilt stamping on brown cloth; initial pages detached
- Plain Grove by Rev. R. McCaslin - Dated 1884 by Claremont Manufacturing Co. - Decorative gilt on spine cover
- Local History of Dillsburg, PA by A.N. Eslinger - Dated 1902; no publisher stated- Bound in decorative marbled boards

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 8404

$45
Title: Historic Towns of the Connecticut Valley
Author: George S. Roberts
Publisher: Robson & Adee Publishers (Schenectady, New York)
Printing Year: 1906

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering and paste-on photography showing oxen pulling cart, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this work of local New England history by George S. Roberts. The work is illustrated with 110 in-text photographs by W. Earl Weller. The volume shows light external age/wear, with faint markings to spine and front cover. Hinges are cracked. Mildly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 494 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8405

$50
Title: History of Berks County in Pennsylvania
Author: Morton L. Montgomery
Publisher: Everts, Peck & Richards
Printing Year: 1886

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown library binding with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of the important people and events of the county from the times before the arrival of the European pioneers, up to the date of publication in 1886 . There are two tipped-in letters from the author at the front flyleaf. The work is illustrated with many black and white engravings, color maps, and lists, charts and other statistical data.. The volume shows light external age/wear; the text block is separating at several places. The pages are clean and feature full gilt edges. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and contains 1204 pages. A library stamp is visible on the title page and the final page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8406

$130
Title: Letters from the British Settlement in Pennsylvania. To Which Are Added, the Constitutions of the United States and Pennsylvania; and Extracts from the Laws Respecting Aliens and Naturalized Citizens
Author: C. B. Johnson
Publisher: H. Hall (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1819 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a rare original edition of this work of the British Emigrant Society of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. The book takes issue with Mr. Birkbeck and his settlement on the "fever prairies" of Illinois, it also discourages any trans-Allegheny colonies. The work is illustrated with a fold-out map. Volume is disbound. Text block is intact. The book measures approximately 4" x 6" and contains 192 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8407

$35
Title: Along the Western Brandywine
Author: Wilmer W. MacElree
Publisher: published by the author
Printing Year: 1912

Condition/Details: Bound in red leatherette with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is primarily a survey of the natural wonders and small pleasures along the route, rather than a historical study of the area. The work is illustrated with many engravings, maps, facsimiles and photographs. The volume shows external age/wear; the front board and initial pages are detached and the spine cover has lost matter. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 11" and contains 199 pages. A blind-embossed library stamp is visible 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 8408

$60
This group of 11 volumes obtained from a historical society include works regarding the Lutheran Church in 19th and early 20th Century Pennsylvania. 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: $12.50
Lot 8409

$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 8410

$60
Title: Modern Artillery in the Field: A Description of the Artillery of the Field Army, and the Principles and Methods of Its Employment
Author: Colonel H. A. Bethell
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited
Printing Year: 1911 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with black and red lettering and drawing of artillery piece on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this military manual by Colonel H. A. Bethell. The work contains a wide variety of illustrations, with photographic plates, in-text and full-page drawings, as well as a well-preserved fold-out diagram. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages and red edges. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 393 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8411

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society:

- The Massacre of Wyoming by Rev. Horace Hayden - Dated 1895 by Wyoming Historical & Geological Society - Initial pages detached
- The Poetry and History of Wyoming by William Stone - Dated 1864 by J. Munsell - Rebound in modern library binding
- A Sketch of the History of Wyoming by A Gentleman of Wilkes-Barrie - Dated 1830 by Sharp D. Lewis - Rebound in library binding
- Wyoming: Its History, Stirring Incidents, and Romantic Adventures by George Peck - Dated 1858 by Harper & Brothers - Rebound in modern library binding
- The Poets and Poetry of Wyoming Valley by John S. McGroarty - Dated 1886 by R. Lambert - Bright gilt stamping on cover

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: $6.50
Lot 8412

$45
Title: Pennsylvania and the Federal Constitution, 1787 - 1788
Editors: John Bach McMaster & Frederick D. Stone
Publisher: Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Printing Year: 1888 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce documentary history of the process of ratification of the Federal Constitution in the State of Pennsylvania. This work presents both records of debates and a selection of essays, letters, speeches, etc. reflecting popular views. The work is illustrated with many tissue-guarded engraved portraits. The volume shows light external age/wear. Hinges are cracked. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Title page and final page of index bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10" and contains 803 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8413

$40
Title: History of Dauphin County Pennsylvania
Author: Luther Kelker
Publisher: Lewis Publishing
Printing Year: 1907
Number of Volumes: 2

Condition/Details: Bound in 1/2 leather and decorative marbled boards, this antique volume is a survey of the many important happenings of the age with a focus on warfare: The French and Indian War, the Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion and many others. The work is illustrated with engravings, maps (including fold-out,) lists, and charts. The volumes show external age/wear; the back board on Volume I and both boards on Volume II are detached. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The books measures approximately 7" x 10 1/4". A blind-embossed library stamp is visible on the title pages and the final pages of the volumes. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8414

$120
Title: Historia B. Platinae de vitis pontificum romanorum.
Author: Bartolomeo Platina
Publisher: Maternum Cholinum (Cologne)
Printing Year: 1600

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce edition of the "Lives of the Popes" by Bartolomeo Platina (originally named Sacchi, was born at Piadena, near Mantua, in 1421; died at Rome, 1481), a work of no small merit, for it is the first systematic handbook of papal history. The work is illustrated with in-text engravings providing portraits of the popes. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages with foxing throughout. Water markings appear on final pages. Antique bookplate appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 10" and contains 472 pages plus 83 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8415

$130
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of antique scrap books (with a large quantity of holiday greeting cards and newspaper clippings) and material relating to New York State, including a Cornell University publication dating to the late nineteenth century; a 1906 calendar "compiled in the interest of the Women's Missionary Society of Westminster Church, Utica, New York"; publications of the Clinton and Oneida High Schools; an 1888 annual report of the Utica Public Schools; etc. Present also is a pamphlet entitled "Republican Campaign Parodies and Songs." 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: $36.50
Lot 8416

$50
Title: History of the City of Altoona and Blair County, including Sketches of the Shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co.
Editors: Jas. H. Ewing & Harry Slep
Publisher: Harry Slep's Mirror Printing House (Altoona, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1880 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a rare original edition of this Pennsylvania city and county history.

As the railroads reached westward, encountering increasing distances between communities, it became necessary for them to lay foundations for their own cities. Altoona seems to have been the first such, and, with its illustrated section on shops and rolling stock. This book is a most important railroad item.

The work is illustrated with engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear. Hinges are cracked. Front flyleaf is detached. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Title page and last page of index bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 262 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8417

$200
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society:

- Jemen im XI. (XVII) Jahrhundert by F. Wustenfeld - Dated 1884 by Dieterichsche Verlags-Buchhandlung - Spine cover has lost matter
- Gesammelte Abhandlungen by Paul de Lagarde - Dated 1866 by F.A. Brockhaus - Rebound in modern library bindings
- Amrilkais by Friedrich Ruckert - Dated 1843 by J.G. Cottascher Berlag - Original wrappers have lost matter and text block is divided
- Das Leben Muhammed's by Theodor Noldeke - Dated 1863 by Carl Rumpler - Decorative boards

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: $4.50
Lot 8418

$35
Title: Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society
Publisher: Connecticut Historical Society (Hartford)
Printing Year: 1896 Volume V

Condition/Details: Bound in dark brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this work containing "The Talcott Papers" (the correspondence and documents during Joseph Talcott's governorship of the colony of Connecticut, 1724 - 1741). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages, a number of which remain uncut. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 10" and contains 517 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8419

$70
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: $72.50
Lot 8420

$22
Title: Plymouth Meeting: Its Establishment, and the Settlement of the Township. With Historical, Genealogical and Biographical Data from Records of Friends
Author: Ellword Roberts
Publisher: Roberts Publishing Co. (Norristown, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce historical and genealogical study of Plymouth Meeting, a southeastern Pennsylvania village, which lies within Plymouth Township and a smaller portion within Whitemarsh Township. The work is illustrated with many photographs (with tissue guards). The volume shows light external age/wear. Text block is cracked at several points. Pages are clean. Title page and final page of text have discrete library stamps. No other library markings are visible. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 235 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8421

$30
Title: Directory of the Borough of West Chester
Publisher: Wood & James
Printing Year: 1857

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff boards, this antique volume is a scarce description of the inhabitants, their places of business, lists of streets, statistics, and many more categories that could be cataloged in the year 1857. The work is primarily illustrated with charts and lists. Extensive advertising matter is included. The volume shows light external age/wear; the boards and some initial pages are detached. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 160 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8422

$35
Title: The Design and Construction of Dams including Masonry, Earth, Rock-Fill, Timber, and Steel Structures Also the Principal Types of Movable Dams
Author: Edward Wegmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Printing Year: 1908 Fifth Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Condition/Details: Originally bound in red cloth with bright gilt decorative design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this comprehensive standard work on the construction of all types of dams. The work is illustrated with 120 figures in text, 25 tables, and 100 (fold-out) plates. This ex-library volume is disbound; text block is split at several points. No pages appear to be lacking. All called for illustrations are present. Plate LXI shows smudging and circular stain; two final panels of Plate LXXI are almost detached. Plate XCIII is detached. The book measures approximately 10" x 12" and contains 421 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8423

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society:

- Centennial Souvenir with Celebration Proceedings - Dated 1899 by Daily Local News - Gilt stamping on red cloth; book features reprints of newspaper pages. Spine cover has lost matter
- History of the Trinity Presbyterian Church by Rev. Thomas Aiken - Dated 1895; no publisher stated - Original wrappers bound in decorative marbled boards
- History of the Big Spring Presbyterian Church by Gilbert Swope - Dated 1898 by Times Steam Printing House - Spine cover splitting at top
- History of First Presbyterian Church of West Chester by Rev. Washington R. Laird - Dated 1909 by Village Record
- A History of the First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle, PA by Rev. Conway Wing - Dated 1877 by Valley Sentinel
- History of the Presbyterian Church of Wysox by Victor Charles Detty - Dated 1937 by the author - Illustrated with black and white photos

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: $9.50
Lot 8424

$55
Title: Later Biblical Researches in Palestine and the Adjacent Regions: A Journal of Travels in the Year 1852
Authors: Edward Robinson, Eli Smith and Others
Publisher: John Murray (London)
Printing Year: 1856 First Edition

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce description of travels in the Middle East by Edward Robinson (1794-1863), an American biblical scholar, known as the "Father of Biblical Geography." Robinson traveled to Palestine in 1838 in the company of Rev. Eli Smith, leading to the publication of "Biblical Researches in Palestine and Adjacent Countries" for which he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1842. Robinson discovered the tunnel dug by Hezekiah shortly before the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem in 701/02 BCE and the inscription at the tunnel's center. Robinson's Arch in the Old City of Jerusalem is named after him.

The work is illustrated with fold-out maps at rear of volume. The volume lacks boards and most of spine cover. Book is broken into two sections, due to worn, cracked spine. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 664 pages plus 16 pages of publisher's advertisements . Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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