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Lot 8078

$80
This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books were obtained from a historical society library. These titles relate to historical sites in the State of Pennsylvania and/or addresses delivered to commemorate historical events. Among the titles to be found in this collection: "Gettysburg National Military Park Commission Annual Reports, 1893 - 1901" (1902), William S. Baker's "The Camp by Schuylkill Falls" (signed by the author), "The Old Moravian Sun Inn," "A Historical Sketch of the Widows' House at Bethlehem" by John W. Jordan, "Corvell's Ferry" in the Revolution," "The Flight from Wyoming: An Address Delivered by William A. WIlcox" (1887 edition signed by the author), etc. 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 and library markings; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8079

$80
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 8080

$30
Title: The Historical Journal, Volume 1
Author: John F. Meginness
Publisher: Gazette and Bulletin
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt stamping, this antique volume is a scarce description of some of Northwestern Pennsylvania's most important persons and events. The work is illustrated with many engravings of newsmakers, architecture, and the surrounding landscape. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages; the hinges have been reinforced. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 396 pages plus an index. Library stamps are seen on the title page and the last page of the index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8081

$130
Title: The Susquehannah Company Papers
Editor: Julian P. Boyd
Publisher: The Wyoming Historical & Geological Society/Cornell University Press
Printing Year: 1962 (re-issue of a 1930 original)
Number of Volumes: Complete 11 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright silver embossing, this set represents an attempt to gather into a definitive edition the documents relating to the Susquehannah Company (1753-1803), to the migration from Connecticut to northeastern Pennsylvania which it sponsored. Also covered is the resultant boundary dispute between the two states which had many important ramifications during the whole of the last half of the eighteenth century. The work is illustrated with maps, facsimiles and photo-reproductions of paintings and engravings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". The volumes exhibit some indications of their historical society origins such as labels on spine covers and a stamp on the title pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 8082

$28
Title: The Bedford Mineral Springs with an Analysis of Its Waters, together with Extracts from Celebrated Medical Writers
Publisher: J. B. Chandler, Printer (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1857

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a booklet on the medicinal springs of Bedford, Pennsylvania, a borough in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, 102 miles (164 km) west of the State Capital, Harrisburg.

There is a mineral spring, a chalybeate spring, a limestone spring, a sulfur spring and two sweet springs. In 1804, a mechanic from Bedford, Jacob Fletcher, drank some of the water. The rheumatic pains and ulcers he had been suffering from troubled him less that night. From then on he often drank from the spring and soaked his limbs in the water. In a few weeks he was entirely cured. News spread and the "healing springs" quickly became popular.

The finding of the curative springs led Dr. John Anderson to purchase the nearby land and build a spa in 1804. Due to the lack of medicines in that time, people from great distances flocked to the hotel in search of a cure for their illness. The Bedford Springs Hotel was the first place in America to have an Olympic sized pool. President James Buchanan also made it his "summer White House." While Buchanan was there, the first trans-Atlantic cable message was sent to his room from Queen Victoria on August 17, 1858. The hotel, in 1855, also housed the only Supreme Court hearing ever to be held outside of the capital.

This well-preserved volume is in its original wrappers and shows light external age/wear. The book is solidly bound into hardcover binding. Pages are clean and without annotations. Very light pencil markings can be seen on covers. Blind stamping appears on title page and last page of text. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 12 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8083

$100
Title: Charles Dickens' Works
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
Printing Year: No year stated
Number of Volumes: 15

Notes: Olive green cloth binding with decorative gilt and black stamping, with engraved illustrations; very good condition with only minor age indications. Volume titles are as follows: David Copperfield, A Child's History of England, Christmas Books, Sketches By Boz, Great Expectations, Barnaby Rudge, Hard Times, Dombey and Son, Our Mutual Friend, A Tale of Two Cities, Edwin Drood, Oliver Twist, Pictures From Italy, Bleak House, Christmas Stories, The Uncommercial Traveller, Martin Chuzzlewit, The Old Curiosity Shop, Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby, and Little Dorrit. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 8084

$55
This lot includes the group of 59 antique almanacs shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a collection of "The (Old) Farmer's Almanac(k)," dating between 1820 and 1928, with a continuous run of issues from 1866 to 1888. All these booklets are in their original wrappers. 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: $9.50
Lot 8085

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- History of the Town of Plymouth Connecticut by Francis Atwater - Dated 1895 by Journal Publishing - Illustrated with photos
- The California and Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman - No year stated by Hurst & Company
- The Conquest of Florida by Hernando De Soto by Theodore Irving - Dated 1869 by George P. Putnam & Son - Initial pages exhibit evidence of having been folded
- Collections, Historical and Miscellaneous by J. Farmer and J.B. Moore - Dated 1823 by J.B. Moore - Scattered foxing throughout
- A History of the United States of America by Charles Goodrich - Dated 1842 by J. Seymour Brown - Full leather binding with gilt stamping on spine cover

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 8086

$80
Title: Mohammed der Prophet, sein Leben und seine Lehre - Aus handschriftlichen Quellen und dem Koran
Author: Gustav Weil
Publisher: Verlag der J. B. Metzler' schen Buchhandlung (Stuttgart)
Printing Year: 1843 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with spine label, this antique volume is a scarce original German-language edition of this work on Islam and the life of the Prophet, based on manuscript and other original sources.

Gustav Weil (April 25, 1808, Sulzburg, Baden - August 29, 1889, Freiburg-im-Breisgau) was a German orientalist. At Stuttgart in 1837 Weil published "Die Poetische Literatur der Araber," and later issued a translation of the "Thousand and One Nights," the first complete translation from the original text into German (4 vols., 1837-41), which was, however, spoiled in the process of publication. Weil purposed to give a philologically exact version, which would have been highly desirable in many respects; but the Stuttgart publisher authorized August Lewald to change many objectionable passages, and thus made of it a popular and salable work. This perversion caused Weil much vexation.

This volume represents Weil's second great work, "Mohammed, der Prophet" (Stuttgart, 1843), a life of Mohammed, in the compilation of which he was the first to go back to the oldest accessible sources in Europe. It was not in his nature, however, to attempt a psychological reconstruction of the prophet's character, as was done later by Aloys Sprenger and Muir. Washington Irving in his "Life of Mohammed" used Weil's work as a source of information, and acknowledged his indebtedness to that author.

The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. Small antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Stamps appear on reverse side of title page. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 450 pages plus 10 unnumbered supplemental pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8087

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

- History of the Certified Township of Kingston by William Brewster - Dated 1930 by School District of the Borough of Kingston - Front red cloth board and spine cover are detaching
- A Pioneer History of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania by W.J. McKnight - Dated 1898 by J.B. Lippincott - Nicely illustrated with full color plates and in-text black & white engravings
- History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley by U.J. Jones - Dated 1889 by Harrisburg Publishing - Illustrated with black and white engravings; boards and initial pages detached. Spine cover has lost matter.
- The Complete History of Johnstown by Geo. T. Ferris - Dated 1889 by H.S. Goodspeed - Illustrated; title page detaching
- Kensington; A City Within a City - Dated 1891 by Keighton Printing House - Decorative cover exhibits extensive wear; has been repaired with tape.

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: $13.50
Lot 8088

$40
Title: The History and Topography of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams, and Perry Counties: Containing a Brief History of the First Settlers, Notices of the Leading Events, Incidents and Interesting Facts, Both General and Local ...
Compiler: I. Daniel Rupp
Publisher: Gilbert Hills, Proprietor & Publisher
Printing Year: 1846 First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in green library cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce history of a group of southeastern Pennsylvania counties that includes census tables. The work is illustrated with engraved plates. The library binding shows very light external age/wear. Library spine label is clearly visible. Hinges are reinforced. Library spine labels are clearly visible. Text block is intact with lightly age-toned pages with occasional foxing. Title page bears library stamp. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 600 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8089

$26
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on theology 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: $46.50
Lot 8090

$35
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of antique and vintage ribbons from various New York State agricultural fairs and a number of campaign buttons (two of which date back to the 1936 campaign of Alf Landon). There are in addition a number of embroidered bookmarks, as well as several sets of cuff links. There is also a metal figurine depicting the cowboy Gene Autry. These items are contained in two cases, one cardboard and the other wooden. Both have top panels made of glass. Both cases are well preserved. 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: $24.50
Lot 8091

$40
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: North H. Losey
Medium: Photography
Year: 1913
Dimensions: Frame measures 60" by 8"

Details/Condition: This original piece features the 50th anniversary "Peace Reunion Camp" for both North and South combatants by renowned photographer North Losey of Indianapolis, Indiana. Losey was known for his extreme wide angle shots of important events, including the early days of the Indianapolis 500. The works shows external age/wear, including some flaking of the print surface, and areas where the surface has contacted the glass inside the frame. The brown wood frame is intact, but flexing due to age. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 8092

$45
Title: Lancaster County Pennsylvania: A History
Editor: H. M. J. Klein
Publisher: Lewis Historical Society Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1924 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of Lancaster County, a county located in the south-central part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is home to many plain sect residents, known as the Amish or Pennsylvania Dutch. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait, photographic plates and maps. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Discrete library stamps appear on title pages and final pages of texts or index. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 8093

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

- Pat F. Garrett's Authentic Life of Billy The Kid by Maurice Fulton - Dated 1927 by Macmillan - Illustrated
- The Years with Ross by James Thurber - Dated 1959 by Atlantic Monthly/Little Brown - Book from the estate of actress Audrey Meadows of "The Honeymooners." Original dust jacket; book illustrated with Thurber's drawings
- Handbook of American Indians by Frederick Hodge - Dated 1912 by Government Printing Office
- Tarry At Home Travels by Edward Everett Hale - Dated 1906 by Macmillan - Illustrated; gilt stamping on cover
- The Other Side of the Rainbow by Mel Torme - Dated 1970 by William Morrow - Signed by the singer and author, known affectionately as "The Velvet Fog"

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 8094

$80
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books were obtained from a historical society library. All titles relate to Pennsylvania Presbyterian churches or religious organizations. 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: $13.50
Lot 8095

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Anatomy of Victory Battle Tactics 1689-1763 by Brent Nosworthy - Dated 1990 by Hippocrene Books - In original dust jacket
- The British Soldier in America by Sylvia Frey - Dated 1981 by University of Texas Press
- Galloping at Everything by Ian Fletcher - Dated 1999 by Stackpole Books - In original dust jacket
- List of Changes in British War Material by Ian Skennerton - Dated 1977 by Ian Skennerton - Illustrated

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 8096

$22
Title: Over the Hill
Author: Elmer U. Hoenshel
Publisher: McClure Co., Inc. (Stanton, Virginia)
Printing Year: 1919 Author-Inscribed Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers with green lettering and decorative design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this childhood memoir by Elmer U. Hoenshel (b. 1864). The work is illustrated with tipped-in photographs of the author's homes in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Author's inscription appears on front flyleaf and reads "With best wishes / the author / Christmas 1920." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. A miniature brochure entitled "Concerning the Books and Lectures by Elmer U. Hoenshel" is laid in. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" and contains 79 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8097

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

- Outline of the History of Old St. Paul's Church by Norris Stanley Barratt - Dated 1917 by The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania - Red cloth with gilt stamping and illustrated frontispiece. Title page is detaching
- Jesuit Education in Philadelphia St. Joseph's College 1851-1926 by Francis X. Talbot - Dated 1927 by St. Joseph's College
- The St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia 1749-1896 - Dated 1896 by The Society
- The Inscriptions in St. Peter's Church Yard by Rev. William Bronson - Dated 1879 by Sinnickson Chew - Includes fold-out map. Rebound in library boards; detached from text block; title page detached
- Half-Century of Church Life by Rev. Wilbur Paddock - Dated 1873 by M'Calla & Stavely - Full leather binding with raised bands. Front board and initial pages detached
- The Past and the Present of St. Andrew's Church by Rev. Wm. Bacon Stevens - Dated 1858 by Evangelical Book Society

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 8098

$120
Title: Notes on the Mutawwal of Al-Taftazani
Printing Year: 1825

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce ediiton of the Mutawwal, the longer of two commentaries by Sa'ad al-Din Masud ibn Umar ibn Abd Allah al-Taftazani (Persian: سعدالدین مسعودبن عمربن عبداللّه هروی خراسانی تفتازانی) also known as Al-Taftazani and Taftazani (1322 - 1390), a Muslim Persian polymath. He also wrote a commentary on the Qur'an in Persian called "Kashf-al-Asrar" and translated the Persian poetry and prose of Saadi into Turkic. Al-Taftazani made contributions to theology, Islamic jurisprudence, linguistics, rhetoric, logic and literature. His treatises, even the commentaries, are "standard books" for students of Islamic theology and his papers have been called a "compendium of the various views regarding the great doctrines of Islam." (background information courtesy of Wikipedia).

The volume shows significant external age/wear, with front board detached. Remarkably well-preserved pages show no marginalia. The only annotations are in pencil by previous owner and appear on "reverse" of of first printed page (pages of this Arabic text run from right to left). They read as follows: "Ali ibn Muhammad as-Sayyid / ash-Sharif al-Jurjani 740 / 1339 816 / 1413 / Marginal notes to the Mutawwal / of Sa 'du' al - Din Mas ' ud ibn 'Umar / al-Taftazani, / See Browne III, 354 - 355, Sarkis (?), 678 - 9 / 1st ed. acc. to Sarkis. See Haj' ji Khalifce (?) / 1241 / 1825. / The Mutawwal is the longer of two / commentaries written by al - Teftazini / to (Arabic writing) / of Jalalu' al-Din Muh (illlegible word). ibn Abderrahman (?) / al Qazwini known as the / Khalib of Damascus / and al-Jurjani wrote a super-com- / mentary often criticizing al-Taftazani." The book measures approximately 6" x 8" and contain pages in Arabic numerals. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8099

$60
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on and by Mark Twain 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: $52.50
Lot 8100

$55
Title: Annals of Luzerne County: A Record of Interesting Events, Traditions, and Anecdotes from the First Settlement at Wyoming to 1860
Author: Stewart Pearce
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1860

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a rare first edition of this history of Luzerne County in northeastern Pennsylvania. It is located in the northern Anthracite area on Pennsylvania called "The Coal Region," and its county seat is Wilkes-Barre.

The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page engravings. Linen-backed fold-out map is present at front of volume (measuring approximately 24 1/2" x 33" when folded out). The library binding shows very light external age/wear. The hinges have been reinforced. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Library stamp appears on title page. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 554 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8101

$500
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

- Tibbitts - Litho reproduction print of Yosemite Falls - No year stated in a frame that measures approximately 13 " by 37 1/2 " - Very nice vertical photo of the falls in a heavy wood frame with glass. A brass plaque at the bottom of frame identifies the photographer
- Tibbitts - Litho reproduction print of Half Dome from Glacier Point - No year stated in a frame that measures approximately 29 " by 29 1/2 " - Very nice horizontal photo of the Dome in a heavy wood frame with glass. A brass plaque at the bottom of frame identifies the photographer
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $30.50
Lot 8102

$60
Title: History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut, from the First Indian Deed in 1659 to 1854, including the Present Towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlem, Roxbury, and a Part of Oxford and Middlebury
Author: William Cothren
Publishers: Bronson Brothers / William Cothren (Woodbury, Connecticut)
Printing Years: 1854 / 1872
Number of Volumes: 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown /black cloth with (bright) gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the original editions of the first two volumes of this exhaustive history of the Connecticut town of Woodbury. From 1,500 manuscript volumes of church, state, town, and society records, and from many thousands of rare manuscripts consulted during the course of seven years' labor, Mr. Cothren succeeded in developing an exhaustive chronicle of the persons, places, and events which most accurately characterized Woodbury's history. Where the book succeeds to an unusual degree is in the portions devoted to biography and genealogy. The genealogies are a flesh and blood inventory of the families most intimately linked to the rise and progress of the town of Woodbury. They commence with the immigrant ancestor and continue through several generations in the direct line of descent, not uncommonly naming scores upon scores of progeny.

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and engravings. The volumes show (mild) external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages that show heavy foxing in the first volume. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8103

$50
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. There are more than a dozen examples of tinted French Fashion plates as well as several religious images produced by Currier and Ives. 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: $4.50
Lot 8104

$55
Title: Breakfast to the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Academy of Music, September 15, 1887 by the Bar of Philadelphia
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with paper spine label and bright embossed gilt literary lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of essays by Supreme Court Justices as well as a list of other participants. The work is Illustrated with two engravings of Justices. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear. Binding is cracked at title page. Library stamps appear on title page and final page of text. Flyleaves are detached. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8" and contains 61 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8105

$60
Title: The Waverly Novels
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
Printing Year: No year stated
Number of Volumes: 12

Notes: Brown cloth binding with decorative gilt and black stamping, with engraved illustrations; very good condition with only minor age indications. Volume titles are as follows: The Fortunes of Nigel, The Pirate, Kenilworth, The Fair Maid of Perth, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, St. Ronan's Well, The Black Dwarf, A Legend of Montrose, Bride of Lammermoor, The Heart of Midlothian, Woodstock, Peveril of the Peak, The Surgeon's Daughter, Castle Dangerous, Guy Mannering, Red Gauntlet, Quentin Durward, Anne of Geierstein, Ivanhoe, The Talisman, Waverly, The Antiquary, The Monastery, The Abbot, Count Robert of Paris, and The Betrothed. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 8106

$35
Title: History of Franconia Township
Author: John D. Souder
Publisher: Benjamin L. Gehman (Harleysville, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1886 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this history of a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Printed in an edition of 400 copies, this is one of the scarcest of Montgomery County histories. Franconia township is located in the northeastern part of the county. Published when the author was but 21 years of age, Kirke Bryan ("Books on Montgomery County History") refers to this as one of the most interesting books on Montgomery County. Text appears in double columns. The volume shows light external age/wear, front board is detaching. Front flyleaf is detached. Age-toned pages show no annotations. Title page and final page of text bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 102 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8107

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

- The Revolutionary Movement in Pennsylvania by Charles Lincoln - Dated 1901 by Ginn & Co.
- The Liberty Bells of Pennsylvania by Rev. John Stoudt - Dated 1930 by William J. Campbell - Limited edition of 1000, extensively illustrated
- Oration Delivered in Carpenters' Hall by Henry Armitt Brown - Dated 1875; no publisher stated - Initial pages detached
- The Sullivan Road by Garrick M. Harding - Dated 1899 by The Wilkes-Barre Record - Bound in decorative marbled boards; original soft cover detached
- A Bid for Liberty - Dated 1937 by William Penn Association - Soft cover bound with stiff library boards
- Old Westmoreland by Edgar Hassler - Dated 1900 by J.R. Weldin & Co. - Bright gilt stamping on green 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: $9.50
Lot 8108

$60
Title: The Life of John Ledyard, the American Traveller; Comprising Selections from His Journals and Correspondence
Author: Jared Sparks
Publisher: Hilliard and Brown (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Printing Year: 1829 Second Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce biography of American explorer and adventurer John Ledyard (November 1751 – January 10, 1789). This book covers many of the travels of John Ledyard, but is most noted for his account of Captain Cook's third voyage. He recounts many aspects of that voyage and particularly the death of Captain Cook.

The volume shows light external age/wear, with tattered paper spine label. Front hinge is cracked. Age-toned pages show heavy foxing. Remains of library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Names of previous owners have been penciled on front endpaper and title page. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 310 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8109

$45
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on English 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: $67.50
Lot 8110

$24
This lot includes the group of Elbert Hubbard books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection is made up of 13 titles from the series "Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Artists," and "A Message to Garcia" (1899). All issues of the series, except that dedicated to Raphael, contain laid-in portraits. All of these booklets were published by the Roycrofters at their shop in East Aurora, New York. These publications are well preserved in their original wrappers. "A Message to Garcia" bears previous owner's inscription on front cover. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8111

$70
Title: History of That Part of the Susquehanna and Juniata Valleys Embraced in the Counties of Mifflin, Juniata, Perry, Union and Snyder
Author: No author stated
Publisher: Everts, Peck & Richards
Printing Year: 1886
Number of Volumes: 2

Condition/Details: Bound in black and brown leatherette with decorative gilt stamping, these antique volumes are a scarce edition of the history of this multi-county region from the earliest days of Aboriginal occupation up through the date of publication in 1886.

The work contains extensive black and white engravings offering images of prominent citizens and color maps as well as lists and charts. The volume shows light external age/wear; the front board and spine cover on Volume II is detaching. Lightly age-toned pages with full gilt edges 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: $12.50
Lot 8112

$55
Title: History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. From a Period Preceding Its Settlement to Recent Times, including the Annals and Geography of Each Township.
Author: Emily C. Blackman
Publisher: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce history of Susquehanna County in northeastern Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with a large fold-out frontispiece color map, in-text engravings and tissue-guarded plates. The library binding shows light age/wear. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 640 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8113

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

- Notes, Explanatory and Practical, on The Gospels by Albert Barnes - Dated 1869 by Harper & Brothers - Volumes I and II
- A New and Complete Concordance to The Holy Scriptures by John Eadie - Dated 1867 by O. D. Case
- Little Saint Elizabeth by Frances Burnett - Dated 1890 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Decorative 3-color stamping on cover; interior illustrations by Reginald Birch
- Sara Crewe by Frances Burnett - Dated 1888 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Decorative 3-color stamping on cover; interior illustrations by Reginald Birch

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8114

$45
Title: Gregory Abu ' l Faraj: Commonly Called Bar-Hebraeus Commentary on the Gospels from the Horreum Mysteriorum
Editor & Translator: Wilmot Eardley W. Carr
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (London)
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a theological work by Bar-Hebraeus (1226 near Malatya, modern Turkey – July 30, 1286 in Maraga, Persia), a catholicos (bishop) of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the 13th century. He is noted for his works addressing philosophy, poetry, language, history, and theology; he has been called "one of the most learned and versatile men from the Syriac Orthodox Church" (Dr. William Wright).

Bar-Hebraeus was born with the Arabic name Abū'l-Faraj bin Hārūn al-Malaṭī (Arabic: ابو الفرج بن هارون الملطي‎). It appears that he took the Christian name Gregory (Syriac: ܓܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ Grigorios; Arabic: غريغوريوس‎, Ġrīġūriyūs) at his consecration as a bishop. Throughout his life, he was often referred to by the Syriac nickname Bar-‘Ebrāyā (Syriac: ܒܪ ܥܒܪܝܐ, which is pronounced and often transliterated as Bar-‘Ebroyo in the West Syriac dialect of the Syriac Orthodox Church), giving rise to the Latinised name Bar-Hebraeus. This nickname is often thought to imply a Jewish background (taken to mean 'Son of the Hebrew'). However, the evidence for this once popular view is slim. It is more likely that the name refers to the place of his birth, ‘Ebrā, where the old road east of Malatya towards Kharput (modern Elazığ) and Amid (modern Diyarbakır) crossed the Euphrates. He collected in his numerous and elaborate treatises the results of such research in theology, philosophy, science and history as was in his time possible in Syria. Most of his works were written in Syriac. However he also wrote some in Arabic, which had become the common language in his day.

The work contains original Syriac text and English translation. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 169 / 208 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8115

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

- Founders' Week Memorial Volume by Frederick P. Henry - Dated 1909 by City of Philadelphia - Illustrated frontispiece and flyleaf detached, but present
- Centennial Celebration of the Founding of the Pennsylvania Hospital by George B. Wood - Dated 1851 by Collins
- Early Physicians of Philadelphia and Its Vicinity by James Levick - Dated 1886 by Thomas William Stuckey - Decorative marbled boards; half-title page detached
- College of Physicians of Philadelphia by W.S.W. Ruschenberger - Dated 1887 by Wm. J. Dornan
- Historical Pageant Philadelphia - Dated 1912 by Historical Pageant Committee - Soft cover with stiff library binding attached. Additional laid-in color post card from the pageant
- Laying the Corner-Stone of the New Hospital in Belmont by Potter and Dorr - Dated 1856 by E.C. and J. Biddle - Half-title page detached
- History of the Central High School of Philadelphia by Franklin Spencer Edmonds - Dated 1902 by J.B. Lippincott - Bright gilt stamping on red 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: $12.50
Lot 8116

$55
Title: History of the Indian Walk Performed for the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania in 1737; to Which Is Appended a Life of Edward Marshall
Author: William J. Buck
Publisher:uncredited publisher
Printing Year: 1886 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce local Pennsylvania history. This is one of 210 copies. The volume shows external age/wear, with spine cover splitting at front gutter. Front hinge is cracked. Front flyleaf is detached. Age-toned pages show no annotation. Library stamps appear on title page and final page of text. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 269 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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