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Lot 8040

$35
Title: Gazetteer and Business Directory of Erie County, PA., for 1873 - 4
Compiler: Hamilton Child
Publisher: Hamilton Child
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce Pennsylvania gazetteer containing information concerning the geographical makeup of Erie County as well as the social statistics and physical features.

Erie County was established on March 12, 1800 from part of Allegheny County, which absorbed the lands of the disputed Erie Triangle in 1792. Prior to 1792, the region was claimed by both New York and Pennsylvania, so no county demarcations were made until the federal government intervened. Since Erie County and its newly-established neighboring counties of Crawford, Mercer, Venango, and Warren were initially unable to sustain themselves, a five-county administrative organization was established at Crawford County's Meadville to temporarily manage government affairs in the region. Erie elected its own county officials in 1803.

This ex-library work contains advertisements that often feature illustrations. This volume also has a fold-out map with tears at folds. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional water markings. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 342 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8041

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland by Helmuth Spaeter - Dated 1990 by Schiffer - Illustrated with black and white photography; in original dust jacket
- The 12th SS Armored Division by Herbert Walther - Dated 1989 by Schiffer
- The History of the Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland by Helmuth Spaeter - Dated 1992 by J.J Fedorowicz
- Das Reich I 1934-1939 by Otto Weidinger - Dated 1990 by J.J Fedorowicz
- The History of the Fallschirmpanzerkorps Hermann Goring by Franz Kurowski - Dated 1995 by J.J Fedorowicz - Illustrated with black and white photography

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: $12.50
Lot 8042

$35
Title: History of Old Germantown with a Description of Its Settlement and Some Account of Its Important Persons, Buildings and Places Connected with Its Development
Authors: Dr. Naaman H. Keyser et al.
Publisher: Horace F. McCann, Publisher (Germantown, Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1907 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped red cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this history of a neighborhood in the Northwest section of the city of Philadelphia, about 7-8 miles northwest from the center of the city. Spine states "Vol. 1" (apparently only one volume was published). The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page photographs and drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. An antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Title page and final page of index bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 453 / xxi pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8043

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of nautical history titles, most in original dust jackets:

- John Paul Jones and the Bonhomme Richard by Jean Boudriot - Dated 1987 by Naval Institute Press - Illustrated in color and black & white
- Deane's Doctrine of Naval Architecture, 1670 by Brian Lavery - Dated 1986 by Naval Institute Press
- Sail's Last Century by Robert Gardiner - Dated 1993 by Chartwell Books - Illustrated with black and white photos, and drawings
- FH Chapman by Daniel Harris - Dated 1989 by Naval Institute Press
- The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by C. Nepean Longridge - Dated 1987 by Naval Institute Press
- The Bligh Notebook by John Bach - Dated 1987 by Allen & Unwin - Illustrated in color and black & white with period paintings, fold-out drawings, maps and facsimile notations of the famous Captain's own notes
- The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem by Ralph Paine - Dated 1908 by Outing Publishing - Ex-library volume with typical markings and labels

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 8044

$35
Title: Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County. Together With About Five Hundred and Fifty Biographical Sketches of the Prominent Men and Leading Citizens of the County Carefully Revised and Edited by Henry W. Ruoff.
Author: Samuel T. Wiley
Publisher: Rush, West and Company, Publishers (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1893

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of Schuylkill County, located in Pennsylvania where the Schuylkill River starts. It is located in the heart of the anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania. Schuylkill County was created on March 1, 1811, from parts of Berks and Northampton Counties and named for the Schuylkill River.

The work is illustrated with many photographic plates offering portraits of prominent member of the communities of the county. The volume lacks spine cover, with front board, title page and text to page 18 are detached. Title page and final page of text bear small library stamp. Lightly age-toned pages have gilt edges. The book measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 751 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8045

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- History of the English People by John Richard Grenn - Dated 1891 by Columbian Publishing - Illustrated with black and white engravings
- England and Its Rulers by H. Pomeroy Brewster and George H. Humphrey - Dated 1892 by S.C. Griggs
- The History of England by Thomas Macaulay - No year stated by Belfords, Clarke and Company - Volumes I, II and III

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 8046

$60
Title: The Commission of H. M. S. "Terrible", 1898 - 1902
Author: George Crowe
Publisher: George Newnes, Limited (London)
Printing Year: 1903 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing offering a representation of the ship on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this celebrated Victorian navy title. The work details the four year commission of the 1st class cruiser "Terrible." The first part of the commission was in South African waters during the Boer War, including much on the operations of the Naval Brigade. The second part of the commission brought HMS "Terrible" to the Far East, and describes her involvement in the North China War.

The work is illustrated with many photographic plates and maps. The volume shows external age/wear, with markings to spine and minor denting to edges of front board. Rear board shows crease coming down roughly a quarter of the way from top edge. Corners are bumped. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's stamps appear on front endpaper, a preliminary page and half title page. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 370 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8047

$150
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is primarily made up of popular song lyrics and ballads of the 19th Century, printed on single sheets of newsprint and used as promotionals for printers and publishers. Some of these letterpress sheets have been hand-tinted. 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: $6.50
Lot 8048

$40
Title: History of Northampton, Lehigh, Monroe, Carbon and Schuylkill Counties: Containing a Brief History of the First Settlers, Topography of Townships, Notices of Leading Events, Incidents, and Interesting Facts in the Early History of These Counties: with an Appendix Containing Matters of Deep Interest.
Compiler: I. Daniel Rupp
Publisher: G. Hills, Proprietor (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1845 First Edition

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce original edition of a history of counties in eastern Pennsylvania. Appendix contains journals of James Young, Capt. John Van Etten, and Col. James Burd. The work is illustrated with engraved plates with early views of Easton, Allentown, Pottsville, and Stroudsburg. The volume shows significant external age/wear. Boards are detached. Binding of volume is split at several points. Age-toned pages show foxing. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 566 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8049

$70
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on T.V. and movies 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: $67.50
Lot 8050

$70
Title: The Oil Regions of Pennsylvania. Showing Where Petroleum Is Found; How It Is Obtained, and at What Cost. With Hints for Whom It May Concern
Author: William Wright
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Printing Year: 1865

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce early account of the oil regions of Pennsylvania written by this New York Times correspondent based upon his 1865 tour of the region. This ex-library volume lacks spine cover. Binding is shaken. Library stamp appears on title page. Age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 275 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8051

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

- Fit for Service: The Training of the British Army 1715-1795 by J.A. Houlding - Dated 1981 by Clarendon - In original dust jacket
- Like Hungry Wolves by Stuart Reid - Dated 1994 by Windrow & Greene - Illustrated with maps, engravings, color illustrations and facsimiles
- Galloping at Everything by Ian Fletcher - Dated 1999 by Stackpole Books - In original dust jacket
- The Staffords 1881-1978 by G. Rosignoli and Capt. C.J. Whitehouse - Dated 1978 by Rosignoli - Author signed on title page

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, almost new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8052

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society library:

- Early Friends Families of Upper Bucks with Some Accounts of Their Descendants by Roberts & Ely - Dated 1925 by Clarence V. Roberts (Philadelphia)
- Scotch-Irish Bibliography of Pennsylvania by William Crawford Armor - Dated 1896 by Barbee & Smith, Agents (Nashville, Tennessee)
- Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania by Thomas Allen Glenn - Dated 1911 / 1913 by Fox, Jones and Company (Oxford) - 2 volumes. Binding of first volume is split in two. Second volume lacks spine cover.
- Pennsylvania Genealogies; Scotch-Irish and German by William Henry Egle - Dated 1886 by Lane S. Hart, Printer and Binder (Harrisburg) - Front board is detached. Binding is split at several points.

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 8053

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of nautical art titles, all in original dust jackets:

- The World of Currier & Ives by Roy King and Burke Davis - Dated 1987 by Bonanza Books - Large format color reproductions
- American Maritime Paintings of John Stobart by John Stobart with Robert Davis - Dated 1991 by Dutton - First printing
- Stobart The Rediscovery of America's Maritime Heritage by John Stobart with Robert Davis - Dated 1985 by Dutton - First edition; illustrated in color with large scale reproductions

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 8054

$80
Title: A Hundred Fables of Aesop from the English Version of Sir Roger L'Estrange
Author: Aesop
Publisher: John Lane the Bodley Head (London)
Printing Year: 1899 First Edition with Illustrations by Percy J. Billinghurst

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with pictorial front cover, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this classic work of Aesop with full-page black-and-white drawings by Percy J. Billinghurst. This edition offers an introduction by Kenneth Grahame. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Pages 29-30 show closed tear from bottom edge measuring approximately 3" (tape appears at bottom of tear). Previous owner's name appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 1/2" and contains 201 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8055

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Life of Mrs. Mary Fletcher by Henry Moore - No year stated by Carlton & Porter - Illustrated frontispiece
- The Bible Text-Book - No year stated by American Tract Society - Illustrated with color maps and a "variety of useful tables"
- Commentary on the Gospels by D.D. Whedon - Dated 1866 by Nelson & Phillips - Two volumes: Matthew-Mark and Luke-John; spine covers have lost matter
- Commentary on the New Testament by D.D. Whedon - Volume IV, dated 1875 by Nelson & Phillips

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: $8.50
Lot 8056

$225
Title: Report on the Coal Formation of the Valleys of Wyoming and Lackawanna; to Which Are Added Miscellaneous Remarks and Communications
Author: Benjamin Silliman
Publisher: Hezekiah Howe (New Haven)
Printing Year: 1830

Condition/Details: Rebound in half green cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce geological study written by Benjamin Silliman (August 8, 1779 November 24, 1864), an American chemist, one of the first American professors of science (at Yale University), and the first to distill petroleum. In 1830 he explored Wyoming Valley (Pennsylvania) and its coal-formations, examining about one hundred mines and localities of mines. The work contains in-text illustrations and a very well-preserved fold-out map of Wyoming and Lackawanna Valleys at rear of volume. This document was preserved as part of a historical society library collection and its binding shows light age/wear. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Discrete library stamps appear on title page and final page of text. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 29 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8057

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society:

- Forty Years Full Practice at the Philadelphia Bar by David Paul brown - Dated 1856 by Robert H. Small - Volumes I and II. Decorative blind and gilt stamping; both volumes exhibit splitting at gutters, and light scattered foxing
- The Philadelphia Medical Register and Directory by William Atkinson - Dated 1878 by Collins - Contains advertising matter
- Office of the Recorder of Deeds by Ernest L. Tustin - Dated 1914 by the author - Tipped-in letter from author at front flyleaf
- The Philadelphia Medical Register and Directory by William Atkinson - Dated 1880 by Collins - Spine cover is 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: $9.50
Lot 8058

$22
Title: Historical Sketch of Old Hanover Church with a Notice of Church at Conewago
Authors: Rev. Thomas H. Robinson & A. Boyd Hamilton
Publisher: Dauphin County Historical Society
Printing Year: 1878

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce history of Pennsylvania churches. The work is illustrated with a plan and an in-text engraving. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. Text is in its original wrappers, with front cover detaching. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 59 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8059

$50
This shelf lot includes the very large group of children's 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: $58.50
Lot 8060

$90
This lot includes the large group of antique photographic glass and film negative plates shown in the corresponding image. These plates come in their original "The Stanley Dry Plate" boxes. Among pictures of the turn-of-the-century Central / Upstate New York presented on these plates are portraits of individuals and couples, images of homesteads, school houses, horse-drawn carriages, forests, landscapes, animals/pets, Victorian interiors, and boating / bathing at the beach. These plates are in excellent condition. This work of an early amateur photographer is a rare find that documents a stage in the development of photography and offers insight into life in early twentieth-century New York. 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 boxlot, 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: $20.50
Lot 8061

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

- Abstract of Tombstone Inscriptions - Dated 1938; no publisher stated - Hand-typed volume bound in stiff library binding
- Historical Sketch of the Public Ledger of Philadelphia by Eugene Munday - Dated 1870 by The Proof-Sheet - Newspaper extract in decorative marbled boards
- Gravestone Inscriptions in Ronaldson's Philadelphia Cemetery Company - Dated 1926 by The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania - Original wrappers bound in stiff library boards
- Oration of Henry Armitt Brown - Dated 1874 by The Carpenters' Company - Bound in decorative marbled boards; initial pages detached, including a fold-out facsimile letter and the frontispiece
- Early History of Trinity Church by Edward Buchanan - Dated 1885 by Porter & Coates - Front board 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: $6.50
Lot 8062

$60
Title: A History of the Juniata Valley
Publisher: Publishers National Historical Association, Inc. (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1936
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce history of the Juniata River Valley in Central Pennsylvania. "...the History has been divided into what is, in effect, a group of eight related histories, each independent and complete in itself but forming a definite segment of the broad panorama of the Valley. Part One, 'The Early History of the Juniata Valley,' covers that period during which the small but growing population of early settlers was a unit in a general defense against wilderness and savage. If there was no actual contact between the settlers in the more widely separated sections of the Valley, social and political developments had not conspired to group them under independent governmental units. Part One, therefore, is a review of the years prior to the establishment of the first counties. It includes also a chapter on the transportation facilities and their development - a subject which logically is best presented from the perspective of the entire Valley. Parts Two to Eight, inclusive, contain the histories of the seven counties - Perry, Juniata, Mifflin, Huntingdon, Blair, Bedford and Fulton. While a certain degree of uniformity has been followed in the compilation and presentation of these, latitude has been allowed for variations in emphasis, essential in view of the variations in the nature, events, industries and general activities of the counties themselves." (from the preface). The work is illustrated with fold-out frontispiece photographic plate offering a panoramic view of Juniata Valley. These well-preserved volumes were once part of historical society collection and show only very mild external age/wear, with traces of removed labels visible at lower portions of spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Title pages and final pages of texts bear library stamps. Light pencil markings appear on title and copyright pages. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8063

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Illustrated Popular Biography of Connecticut by J.A. Spalding - Dated 1891 by Spalding - In-text engraved portraits of famous residents of the day
- Connecticut River by Marguerite Allis - Dated 1939 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Illustrated with photos
- Connecticut Past and Present by Odell Shepard - Dated 1939 by Knopf - Author signed on half-title page; original dust jacket has lost matter
- History of Manchester Connecticut by Mathias Spiess and Percy Bidwell - Dated 1925 by Town of Manchester
- A History of Connecticut by Elias Sanford - Dated 1887 by S.S. Scranton and Company - Decorative three-color stamping on cover
- The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut 1647-1697 by John M. Taylor - Dated 1908 by Grafton Press
- In Olde Connecticut by Charles Todd - Dated 1906 by Grafton Press
- The Government of the People in the State of Connecticut by Charles Douglas - Dated 1917 by Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge - Illustrated

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: $13.50
Lot 8064

$50
Title: History of Leigh County Pennsylvania
Author: Charles Rhoads Roberts, et al.
Publisher: Lehigh Valley Publishing
Printing Year: 1914
Number of Volumes: 3

Notes: Bound in 1/2 leather and green cloth, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this three-volume history of the region, its physical characteristics, its important families and persons, and the events that shaped them. Illustrated with engravings, black and white photos and facsimiles. The bindings show varying degrees of external wear: Volume I exhibits detached boards and initial pages and lacks a spine cover; Volumes II and III lack spine covers. Hinges have been reinforced. Clean, lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Library stamps appear on title pages and final pages of text. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 8065

$650
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Willem Witsen, Dutch (1860-1927)
Medium: Etching/aquatint
Year: c1912
Dimensions: Frame measures 24" by 22"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a canal-side urban scene in Amsterdam with a water level view of a boat, pedestrians in front of houses and one of the hundreds of bridges found in the city. The work is by the renowned Dutch painter and photographer Willem Witsen. His best works include serene views on Amsterdams, like those of the Herengracht and Leidsegracht, "Turfschepen in de Oude Schans" and "Gezicht op de oude Waal." In 1911 Witsen purchased a barge in order to again work from a water-level standpoint.

Prices granted to him at the World's Fair in Paris and St. Louis brought him to the attention of an international public. Here Witsen showed prints and paintings of Venice. He experimented with colour etching and has been painting portraits and floral still lifes during his whole career. He visited the Art's Fair of 1915 in San Francisco and traveled to the Dutch East-Indies a few years before his death. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This work is signed by the artist in the lower right corner just outside the image area, in pencil. It also is inscribed with "No. 44" in the lower left corner. The work shows light age, in that the art paper has darkened slightly. The piece is matted and framed with glass; the wood colored frame is is very good condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 8066

$130
Title: Novum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Testamentum Syriace
Publisher: Officina Johannis Holst Sulzbach
Printing Year: 1684

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum, this antique volume is a scarce Syriac version of the New Testament printed in square Hebrew letters. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Flyleaf at rear is inscribed "Samuel G. Loveland's property, 1826." The book measures approximately 3 1/2" x 5 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8067

$350
This lot includes the group of albums shown in the corresponding image(s). The lot includes three albums of 19th Century American photography. Included are subjects: Civil War soldiers, adults and children, pets, twins and other content. Some of the family names of the subjects are Slocum, Wilder, and Smith; the photographers identified include A.O. Reed of Brunswick, Maine, Ulke Bros. of Washington, D.C., and J. Beardsley of Ithaca, New York. The photos are primarily prints on heavy photo paper and heavy board, but they also include a few examples of tintypes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These albums and the photos they contain are in rare/excellent condition; they all have functioning brass clasps and are bound in leather with full gilt page edges. One album has been re-covered in protective cloth. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8068

$30
Title: Reminiscences of Carbondale, Dundaff, and Providence Forty Years Past
Author: J. R. Durfee
Publisher: Miller's Bible Publishing House (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1875

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce history of Carbondale, a city in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Carbondale is located approximately 15 miles NE of the city of Scranton in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Library stamps appear on title page and final page of text. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 150 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8069

$80
This shelf lot includes the very large group of world history books 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 8070

$80
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, 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 8071

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

- Harper's New Monthly Magazine (Extract) - Dated 1882 by Harper's - Bound in stiff library cover
- War Comes to Quaker Pennsylvania by Robert L. D. Davidson - Dated 1957 by Temple University
- History of the Religious Society of Friends by Charles Wetherill - Dated 1894 by The Society - Limited edition of 800, of which this is number of 29.
- Bi-Centennial Anniversary of the Friends' Meeting House - Dated 1895 by Friends' Book Association
- Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia 1682-1750 by Albert Myers - Dated 1902 by Ferris & Leach

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 8072

$45
Title: Early History of the Falls of Schuylkill, Manayunk, Schuylkill and Lehigh Navigation Companies, Fairmount Waterworks, Etc.
Author: Charles V. Hagner
Publisher: Claxton, Remsen, and Heffelfinger (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1869 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of a regional history focusing on the villages of Falls of Schuylkill and Manayunk, Pennsylvania. Author's signature and date (July, 1872) appear on presentation bookplate on front endpaper. The work contains a frontispiece engraving showing Fort St. Davids in 1794 and an engraving depicting Joseph Montelier. The volume is disbound, with binding split in two parts. Text block is intact. Mildly age-toned pages show no annotations. Title page bears library stamp. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 102 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8073

$80
Title: Reading and Berks County Pennsylvania, A History
Editor: Cyrus T. Fox
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing
Printing Year: 1925
Number of Volumes: 3

Condition/Details: Bound in black and green cloth with gilt stamping, these antique volumes are a scarce edition of the history of Berks County and the City of Reading, from the forces that shaped the area's geology to the Native Americans who occupied the territory, early white settlers, up through the date of publication in 1925.

The work contains extensive black and white photography offering images of prominent citizens and landmark buildings and locations. The volume shows very light external age/wear; lightly age-toned pages show no annotations; title pages bear library stamps. The books measures approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 8074

$130
Title: The History of Pennsylvania, in North America, From the Original Institution and Settlement of that Province, under the First Proprietor and Governor William Penn in 1681, Till After the Year 1742; with an Introduction Respecting, the Life of W. Penn ...
Author: Robert Proud
Publisher: Zachariah Poulson, Junior (Philadelphia)
Printing Years: 1797-1798 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Rebound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this the first comprehensive history of Pennsylvania. Volume I contains frontispiece portrait of William Penn; volume II a fold-out frontispiece map of the state (with tears along edges and folds). The library binding of these volumes show very light external age/wear. Hinges have been reinforced. Clean, lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Library stamps appear on title pages and final pages of text. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 8075

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

- The Ancient History Of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, et al. by Charles Rollin - Dated 1832 by Geo. M'Dowell & Son - Volumes I and II, bound in full leather with illustrated frontispieces
- History of the Conquest of Mexico by William H. Prescott - Dated 1886 by John B. Alden - Volumes I and II; illustrated
- The History of the Jews by Henry Hart Milman - Dated 1886 by A.C. Armstrong and Son - Three volumes in two books
- Tropical Africa by Henry Drummond - Dated 1891 by Columbian Publishing - Illustrated with engravings; spine cover is detached but present

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: $12.50
Lot 8076

$30
Title: Winston S. Churchill, 1874 - 1965: A Comprehensive Historiography and Annotated Bibliography
Author: Eugene L. Rasor
Publisher: Greenwood Press (Westport, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 2000 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering on blue panels, this volume is a scarce bibliographic work on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. This historical-bibliographical survey includes an introduction, a biographical essay, an extensive historical narrative section of twenty chapters which is a survey of the literature by and about Churchill, an annotated bibliography section with 3099 individual entries, a chronology, and an index further subdivided into author and subject sections. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 704 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8077

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society:

- A Historical Discourse Delivered Before the Presbytery of Lackawanna by Rev. Adam Miller - Dated 1873 by Benjamin Singerly - Original wrappers bound in decorative marbled boards
- A History of the Presbytery of Westminster by Rev. Robert Clark - Dated 1924 by The Historical Committee - Gilt stamping on red cloth; illustrated with black and white photos
- History of the Big Spring Presbytery - Dated 1879 by Patriot Publishing
- History of the Presbytery of Luzerne by Rev. J. Osmond - Dated 1897 by Presbyterian Historical Society
- History of the Presbytery of Redstone - Dated 1889 by Observer Book and Job Print - Spine cover has lost matter
- History of the Presbytery of Washington - Dated 1889 by Jas. B. Rodgers - Gilt and black stamping on brown cloth; spine cover has lost matter
- History of the Presbytery of Erie by S. J. M. Eaton - Dated 1868 by Hurd and Houghton

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
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