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Lot 8193

$35
Title: Our County and Its People: A Historical and Memorial Record of Crawford County Pennsylvania
Author: Samuel P. Bates
Publisher: W.A. Ferguson
Printing Year: 1899

Condition/Details: Bound in embossed leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of the people and history of Crawford County from its founding to the date of publication, 1899. The work is illustrated with many engravings, document facsimiles, maps and charts. The volume shows external age/wear; the text block is tight with clean gilt-edged pages, the boards are detached. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11" and contains 972 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8194

$200
Title: Sidelights on Relativity
Author: Albert Einstein
Publisher: Methuen & Co., Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1922 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in library binding with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce original English-language edition of this work by Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955), a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential scientists and intellectuals of all time. This work contains two lectures: I. Ether and Relativity. Delivered on May 5th, 1920, in the University of Leyden; II.Geopmetry and Experience. An expanded form of an Address to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin on January 27th, 1921. The work has been translated G. B. Jeffrey & W. Perrett. The work is illustrated with two in-text diagrams. Name of publisher "E. P. Dutton and Company, Inc." appears on strip of paper laid in over name of Methuen & Co. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional pencil markings. Library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper; rear endpaper shows traces of due date slip and bar code strip. Pencil markings appear on copyright page. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 56 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8195

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles in the Anatomy of the Ship series:

- The Colonial Merchantman Susan Constant 1605 by Brian Lavery - Dated 1988 by Naval Institute Press - Illustrated with engravings and detail drawings
- The 74-gun ship Bellona by Brian Lavery - Dated 1985 by Conway Maritime Press
- The Frigate Diana by David White - Dated 1987 by Naval Institute Press - Illustrated with models and detail drawings
- The 100-gun ship Victory by John McKay - Dated 1987 by Naval Institute Press
- The 20-gun ship Blandford by Peter Goodwin - Dated 1988 by Naval Institute Press - Illustrated with models and detail drawings

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 8196

$40
Title: The History of of Easton, Penn'a from the Earliest Times to the Present, 1739 - 1885.
Author: Rev. Uzal W. Condit
Publisher: George W. West
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Rebound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of a history of the town of Easton, Pennsylvania. Easton is located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, and along with Allentown and Bethlehem, is one of the primary cities that comprise the Lehigh Valley. Easton is the easternmost city of the Lehigh Valley, sitting on the confluence of the Delaware River and the Lehigh River, for which the Lehigh Valley is named.

The work contains in-text, full- and double-page engravings offering images of the city, its landmarks and its prominent citizens. The volume shows light external age/wear. Title page and following page are detached. Lightly age-toned show no annotations. Title page and final page of index bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/4" and contains 501 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8197

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

- Germany's Panzers in World War II by Thomas Jentz & Hilary Doyle - Dated 2001 by Schiffer - Illustrated with full page and double page spread photos
- Kursk The Vital 24 Hours by Will Fowler - Dated 2005 by Amber Books
- The Cruel Hunters by French MacLean - Dated 1998 by Schiffer - In original dust jacket
- Army Group Center by Werner Haupt - Dated 1997 by Schiffer - In original dust jacket

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: $9.50
Lot 8198

$40
Title: Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County, together with nearly Four Hundred Biographical Sketches of the Prominent Men and Families of the County
Author: Samuel T. Wiley
Publisher: Gresham Publishing Company (Richmond, Indiana)
Printing Year: 1894

Condition/Details: Rebound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of historical reference work relating to Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with many photographic plates offering images of local landmarks and portraits of prominent members of the community. The volume shows light external age/wear. Hinges are reinforced. Lightly age-toned pages have gilt edges. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper. Title page and last page of text bear library stamp. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11" and contains 500 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8199

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of books on guns and ammunitions 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: $27.50
Lot 8200

$90
Title: Travels in the Years 1791 and 1792 in Pennsylvania, New York and Vermont: Journals of John Lincklaen, Agent of the Holland Land Company with Biographical Sketch and Notes
Author: John Lincklaen
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1897 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a collection of travel accounts in the newly-formed United States by Colonel John Lincklaen (1768 - 1822), an agent of the Holland Land Company and a land owner. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and fold-out maps. An intact folding map is present in rear pocket. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Title page and final page of index bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 162 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8201

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

- Our Church and Our Village by George Birch - Dated 1899 by Ward & Drummond - Gilt stamping on brown cloth; tissue-guarded illustrated frontispiece
- A History of the Neshannock Presbyterian Church by Hubert Rex Johnson - Dated 1925 by National Capital Press
- History of the Presbyterian Church of Rome, Pennsylvania by Victor Detty - Dated 1942 by the author - Illustrated with black and white photos
- History of the Middle Spring Presbyterian Church by Belle Swope - Dated 1900 by Times Steam Printing House - Two original letters from Mrs. Swope tipped in on front detached flyleaf
- History of the Rocky Spring Church by Rev. S.S. Wylie and S. Pomeroy - Dated 1895 by Franklin Repository Press
- History of the Long Run Presbyterian Church by C.W. Maus - Dated 1931; no publisher stated

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, some library indications on spines and title pages, and some library indications on spines and title pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8202

$275
Title: Horae Hebraicae et Talmudicae in Quatuor Evangelistas cum Tractatibus Chorographicis, Singulis suo Evangelistae Praemissis. Nunc primum in Germania junctim, cum Indicibus locorum Scripturae, rerumque ac verborum necessariis editae e Museo Jo. Benedicti Carpzovi.
Author: John Lightfoot
Publisher: Sumptibus Haeredum Friderici Lanckifii (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1684

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum with raised bands and handwritten black lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of this excellent work on the talmudic influences on the New Testament. John Lightfoot (March 29, 1602 – December 6, 1675) was an English churchman, rabbinical scholar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. This work is edited by Johann Benedict Carpzov II (1639–1699), a German Christian theologian and Hebraist.

This work is illustrated with a frontispiece engraving and a title page printed in red and black. This well-preserved volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. Marginalia can be seen on a number of pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 8 3/4" and contains 1152 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8203

$40
This group of 14 volumes include works on history of the Reformation, native Americans, African adventure, works of fiction and other subjects. 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 8204

$45
Title: Families of the Wyoming Valley: Biographical, Genealogical and Historical Sketches of the Bench and Bar of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Author: Geo. B. Kulp
Publisher: E. B. Yordy, Printer (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania)
Printing Years: 1885 / 1889 / 1890
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce genealogical and historical relating to Wyoming Valley, a region in northeastern Pennsylvania. The valley is a crescent-shaped depression, a part of the ridge-and-valley or folded Appalachians. The valley includes and is generally centered on the metropolitan area of Pittston and Wilkes-Barre. The Susquehanna River occupies the southern part of the valley.

The volumes show mild external age/wear. Binding of first volume is detaching, with loose pages. Binding of volume II shows cracking after copyright page. Volumes have lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8205

$70
This shelf lot includes the very large group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $50.50
Lot 8206

$30
Title: Seymour, Past and Present
Authors: Rev. Hollis A. Campbell, William C. Sharpe & Frank G. Bassett
Publisher: W. C. Sharpe, Publishers (Seymour, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing and decorative design, this antique volume is a scarce history of Seymour, Connecticut. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear. Binding is cracked between frontispiece and title page. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 7" x 9 1/2" and contains 613 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8207

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

- A People's History of the American Revolution by Ray Raphael - Dated 2001 by The New Press - First Edition in original color dust jacket
- The Life of George Rogers Clark by James Alton James - Dated 1928 by University of Chicago Press - Ex-library in red cloth with gilt stamping
- General Greene by Francis Vinton Greene - Dated 1897 by D. Appleton and Company - Ex-library
- Washington and His Generals by J.T. Headley - Dated 1875 by Scribner, Armstrong - Decorative gilt and black stamping on cover
- Captive Americans: Prisoners During the American Revolution by Larry Bowman - Dated 1976 by Ohio University Press
- The American Revolution and the British Press by Solomon Lutnick - Dated 1967 by University of Missouri Press
- Bunker-Hill by John Burk - Dated 1970 by Burt Franklin - Reprint of 1891 volume

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 8208

$90
Title: Roughing It
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: American Publishing Company (Hartford, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 1872 First Edition First State

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this work by Mark Twain, a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by the famous American humorist. It was written during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book "Innocents Abroad." The following points identify it as a first state of this edition: a perfect "My" line 3 on page xi and on page 19; on page 242 lines 20-21 read "premises-said he/was occupying his." A capital "E" in Eastern page 330; a capital "T" in trees appears on page 156; "thirteenth" is also on page 156. -xviii, publisher's advertisement appears on final page.

Binding is shaken. Double frontispiece illustrations and title page are detached. The volume lacks spine cover. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 591 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8209

$70
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 8210

$35
Title: Fighter General: The Life of Adolf Galland
Authors: Colonel Raymond F. Toliver & Trevor J. Constable
Publisher: AmPress Publishing (Zephyr Cove, Nevada)
Printing Year: 1990 Photo signed by Toliver, Constable and Galland laid in.

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed edition of this biography of Adolf Galland (March 19, 1912 – February 9, 1996), a World War II German fighter pilot and commander of Germany's fighter force (General der Jagdflieger) from 1941 to 1945. The work is illustrated with numerous photographs. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with bright, clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 355 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8211

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

- In Old Pennsylvania Towns by Anne Wharton - Dated 1920 by J.B. Lippincott - Illustrated with photographs; three-color stamping on cover
- Historical and Biographical Sketches by Samuel W. Pennypacker - Dated 1883 by Robert A. Tripple - Book exhibits significant wear; boards detached, spine cover lacking, text block separating
- A History of the Origin of the Appellation Keystone State - Dated 1874 by Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger - Decorative gilt stamping on spine cover; initial pages detaching
- Following the Connecticut Trail by S. Flethcher Weyburn - Dated 1932 by The Anthracite Press
- A Geography of Pennsylvania by Charles Trego - Dated 1843 by Edward C. Biddle - Illustrated with engravings and charts; Front board, frontispiece and spine cover detached
- Our Own Pioneers by Florence Miller - Dated 1929 by Tribune Publishing

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 8212

$40
Title: The History of Pittsburgh with a Brief Notice of Its Facilities of Communication, and Other Advantages for Commercial and Manufacturing Purposes with Two Maps
Author: Neville B. Craig
Publisher: John H. Mellor, Bookseller & Stationer (Pittsburgh)
Printing Year: 1851 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce early history of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with three intact fold-out maps. Two fold-out maps serve as frontispieces: "Braddock's Route A.D. 1755," "Map of Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Birmingham & Manchester," and a third fold-out map, following Introduction, shows the waterways and railroads in the Pittsburgh region. (Map entitled "Braddock's Route" is detached). The volume lacks spine cover. Text block is intact with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 312 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8213

$55
This lot includes the group of art catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s).

These catalogs were prepared to guide bidders at auctions featuring important works of Asian, European and American art and objects. The collections offered for sale in these volumes often represented important and valuable collections from individuals and institutions. The featured collections were wide and varied: paintings, prints, furniture, Egyptian antiquities, glass, oriental rugs, weapons and armor, coins and many other categories. The galleries represented are primarily Anderson and American Art Association.

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. These volumes are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older volumes are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $146.50
Lot 8214

$30
Title: History of the Presbyterian Church in the Forks of Brandywine, Chester County, PA., (Brandywine Manor Presbyterian Church,) from A.D. 1735 to A.D. 1885, with Biographical Sketches of the Deceased Pastors of the Church, and of Those Who Prepared for the Christian Ministry under the Direction of the Rev. Nathan Grier
Author: James M'Clune
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1885 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce church and regional Pennsylvania history. The author's signature appears on preliminary page over the words and date "Labora et Proderit tibi. / Nov. 23 / 86." The volume shows light external age/wear, with chipping at head of spine. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Title page and last page of text bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 273 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8215

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles in primarily red bindings:

- Churchill's Indian Summer by Anthony Seldon - Dated 1981 by Hodder and Stoughton - Original dust jacket
- The Great War by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill - Dated 1933 by George Newnes - Volumes I, II and III; illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps
- Winston Churchill's Last Campaign by John W. Young - Dated 1996 by Clarendon
- Winston Churchill by Ephesian - Dated 1928 by Robert M. McBride Red cloth binding; contains 11 illustrations
- Churchill's Literary Allusions by Darrell Holley - Dated 1987 by McFarland & Company

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: $18.50
Lot 8216

$200
Title: Arnobii Disputationum Adversus Gentes Libri Septem M. Minucii Felicis Octavius. Romana editio posterior & emendatior
Author: Arnobius
Publisher: Ex Typographia Dominici Basae
Printing Year: 1583

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a work of Christian theology by Arnobius of Sicca (died c. 330), an Early Christian apologist, during the reign of Diocletian (284 – 305). According to Jerome's Chronicle, Arnobius, before his conversion, was a distinguished rhetorician at Sicca Veneria (Le Kef, Tunisia), a major Christian center in Proconsular Africa, and owed his conversion to a premonitory dream. Arnobius writes dismissively of dreams in his surviving book, so perhaps Jerome was projecting his own respect for the content of dreams. According to Jerome, to overcome the doubts of the local bishop as to the earnestness of his Christian belief he wrote (ca 303, from evidence in IV:36) an apologetic work in seven books that St. Jerome calls Adversus Gentes but which is entitled Adversus Nationes in the only (9th-century) manuscript that has survived. Jerome's reference, his remark that Lactantius was a pupil of Arnobius and the surviving treatise are all that we know about Arnobius.

This volume contains 4 sheets of note paper with handwritten notes in Latin dating to unknown period. The volume shows substantial tearing to spine. Binding is nearly detached. Text block is intact with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 6" x 8" and contains 255 pages plus unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8217

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles and additional laid-in papers regarding Sibley College, aerial campus photography and Willard Straight Hall:

- Cornell University A Book of Pictures - No year stated by Cornell University - Soft cover with black and white photography
- The '97 Class Book of Cornell University - Dated 1897 by Cornell University - Yearbook bound in tan cloth with gilt stamping
- The Cornell Chime by Andrew Dickson White - Dated 1908 by Cornell University - Soft cover has minor staining and lost matter at lower right page corners
- Franklin Cuthbert Cornell - Dated 1939 by James T. White & Co. - Inscribed by Eunice Cornell Taylor
- Our Cornell by Raymond F. Howes, et al. - Dated 1939 by The Cayuga Press - Author signed on front flyleaf; illustrated with black & white photos by Margaret Bourke-White and Barrett Gallagher

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: $7.50
Lot 8218

$45
Title: The Wyoming Valley, Upper Waters of the Susquehanna, and the Lackawanna Coal-Region, Views of the Natural Scenery of Northern Pennsylvania - From the Indian Occupancy to the Year 1875
Editor: J. A. Clark
Publisher: J. A. Clark, Publisher (Scranton, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1875 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with raised bands and marbled boards, this antique volume is a rare history of a region of central Pennsylvania. This volume is largely a compilation from the histories of Chapman, Miner, Pearce, Hollister, &c., with a few original biographical sketches. It was first published by subscription, to be issued in 15 parts, at 50 cents a part. But only about 10 parts were issued, when the work ceased, and about 100 copies were bound. The work is illustrated with 25 mounted photos of men and views. The volume is disbound. Age-toned pages show no annotations. Title page and final page of text bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 7" x 10 1/4" and contains 236 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8219

$140
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on nautical transportation shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $99.50
Lot 8220

$45
Title: History of Berks County, Pennsylvania in the Revolution, from 1774 to 1783
Author: Morton L. Montgomery
Publisher: Chas. F. Haage, Printer (Reading, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1894 First Edition with Author-Signed Letter

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped black cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce local history of the Revolutionary War. Author-signed letter is tipped in at front of volume (see image). This work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author. The volume shows light external age/wear. Binding is shaken, with loose pages. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Library stamps can be seen on title page and final page of index. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 295 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8221

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

- A History of the Churches of Orwell, Pennsylvania by Victor Detty - Dated 1955 by the author - Illustrated with maps and black and white photos
- The Church of Saint Peter in the Great Valley by Harold Eberlein and Cortlandt Hubbard - Dated 1944 by August Dietz
- History of the Sesqui-Centennial of Paxtang Church by Mathias McAlarney - Dated 1890 by Harrisburg Publishing - Rebound in modern library bindings
- Country Clergy of Pennsylvania by Rev. S.F. Hotchkin - Dated 1890 by P.W. Ziegler & Co. - Gilt stamping on brown cloth; text block separating
- The New Goschenhoppen and Great Swamp Reformed Charge by C.Z. Weiser - Dated 1882 by Daniel Miller
- A History of the Reformed Church Within the Bounds of the Westmoreland Classis - Dated 1877 by Reformed Church Publication Board

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 8222

$225
Title: The World Crisis
Author: Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Years: 1924 - 1931
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce edition of Winston S. Churchill's history of the First World War. Except for first and fifth volumes, these are first U.S. editions of this work. There is considerable emphasis on naval matters and the Dardanelles, where his role was key. The first American edition appeared from 1923-27 as 3 volumes published in 4 by Scribner’s: Vol I: 1911-1914; Vol II: 1915; Vols III, IV: 1916-1918 in two parts. Subsequently in 1929, a further volume (4 or 5) appeared as "The Aftermath." Then still later in 1931 a final supplementary volume was published "The Unknown War" ( "The Eastern Front").

Final volume is illustrated with photographic plates. Numerous plans and (fold-out / color) maps appear throughout the work. Volumes I through V show mild external age/wear. Volume VI shows sunning to spine and adjacent areas of covers. All volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Final two volumes are ex-library with customary stamps and markings (only last volume shows markings on spine). A water marking is visible across top of fore-edge of last volume. Volume II shows bump to top right-hand corner of front cover and previous owner's inscription on front flyleaf. Previous owners' bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 8223

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles about German aircraft of the 1940s:

- Planes of the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces by Bernd Barbas - Dated 1985 by Kookaburra Technical Publications - Volumes I and II; illustrated with color and black & white photos
- Luftwaffe Codes, Markings and Units 1939-1945 by Barry Rosch - Dated 1995 by Schiffer - Illustrated with photography, drawings and charts
- Markings and Camouflage Systems of Luftwaffe Aircraft in World War II by Karl Ries, Jr. - Dated 1963, 1965 and 1967 - Illustrated by the author; the dust jackets on these volumes exhibit some age/wear

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, close to new condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 8224

$250
Title: The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius in Syriac Edited from the Manuscripts with a Collection of the Ancient Armenian Version
Editors: William Wright, Norman McLean & Adalbert Merx
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Printing Year: 1898 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce theological work by Eusebius of Caesarea, c. 263–339, called Eusebius Pamphili, who became the Bishop of Caesarea, in Palestine, about the year 314. He flourished during the time of Constantine the Great and Constantius. His surname Pamphilus came from his relationship with Pamphilus the martyr. Eusebius, historian, exegete and polemicist is one of the more renowned Church Fathers. He (with Pamphilus) was a most diligent investigator of the Canon. Demonstrations of the Gospel, Preparations for the Gospel, and On Discrepancies between the Gospels were among his scholarly works. As "Father of Church History" he produced this ecclesiastical history, as well as "On the Life of Pamphilus," "Chronicle of Universal History" and "On the Martyrs."

Text appears in the Syriac language, with preface in English. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 10 1/2" and contains xvii / 418 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8225

$80
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on Nazi Germany shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $69.50
Lot 8226

$70
Title: Otzinachson: A History of the West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna: Its First Settlement, Privations Endured by the Early Pioneers, Indian Wars, Predatory Incursions, Abductions and Massacres, together with an Account of the Fair Play System and the Trying Scenes of the Big Runaway; Copies of the Curious Old Documents, Biographical Sketches of the Leading Settlers, together with Anecdotes, Statistics, and Much Valuable Matter Entirely New
Author: J. F. Meginness
Publisher: Gazette and Bulletin Printing House (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1889 Revised Edition Volume I

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce local Pennsylvania history. The work contains illustrations, charts and maps. Fold-out map at rear is torn in two. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Title page and final page of text bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 702 pages plus 5 pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8227

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

- The Ship of the Line by Brian Lavery - Dated 1983 by Naval Institute Press - Volumes I and II; illustrated with photos, engravings, models and detail drawings
- The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War by James Lees - Dated 1979 by Naval Institute Press
- U.S. Armored Cruisers by Ivan Musicant - Dated 1985 by Naval Institute Press - Photo illustrations
- The Coast Guard Under Sail by Irving King - Dated 1989 by Naval Institute Press
- The Baltimore Clipper by Howard Irving Chapelle - Dated 1968 by Edward Sweetman

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: $15.50
Lot 8228

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

- Side Lights on the Bench and Bar of Chester County by Wilmer W. MacElree - Dated 1918 by Wilmer W. MacElree (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
- Fort Loudon Sidelights by Harry E. Foreman - Dated 1970 by Kerr Printing Co. (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania)
- Cambria County Pioneers by James M. Swank - Dated 1910 by Allen, Lane & Scott (Philadelphia) - newspaper clipping on death of J. M. Swank tipped in
- The Annals of Bedford County, Pennsylvania by William P. Schell - Dated 1907 by Gazette Pub. Co. Print - original wrappers bound in half cloth marbled boards. Original front cover detached.
- Local Sketches and Legends Pertaining to Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania by William J. Buck - Dated 1887 by uncredited publisher - Limited Edition
- Patriotism of Carbon County, PA., and What Her People Contributed during the War for the Preservation of the Union by J. B. Lyciar - Dated 1867 by uncredited publisher (Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8229

$225
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on erotica 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: $72.530
Lot 8230

$45
Title: The Exercise of Arms in the Continental Army: Being a Study of the Manual of the Firelock as Set Forth by Major-General von Steuben; To Which Is Added the Motions for the Manual of the Non-Commissioned Officer, the Espontoon and the Sword as Prescribed by Contemporary Authorities and Explained in the Minutiae through the Utilization of a Live Model Displayed in 1,000 Photographic and Artistic Plates
Author: Capt. Ernest W. Peterkin
Publisher: Museum Restoration Service
Printing Year: 1989 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in leatherette with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce limited edition of this work of military history by Capt. Ernest Wilson Peterkin, USNR (Ret.) (1920-1985). Captain Peterkin was the country's foremost 17th and 18th century military manual expert in the United States, having trained the U.S. Army's Commander-In-Chief's Guard of the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard); Sergeant Major of the 1st Maryland Regiment during the American Revolution Bicentennial at Yorktown and Paris.

This is copy number 372 of 650. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings. The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking to upper half of front gutter. Pages are clean and bright. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/2" and contains 284 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8231

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

- A Bibliography of the Wyoming Valley by Rev. Horace Hayden - Dated 1885 by E.B. Yordy - Original wrappers bound in decorative marbled boards; front wrapper page detached
- Pioneer Women of Wyoming by Frederick Johnson - Dated 1901; no publisher stated - Hand-written letter by author tipped in on front flyleaf; also signed on title page
- Schools in Wyoming Valley Seventy-five Years Ago by Mrs. M.L.T. Hartman - Dated 1893 by The Wilkes-Barre Record - Text runs four pages only
- Poets and Poetry of the Wyoming Valley by Will S. Monroe - Dated 1887 by The Saturday Argus - Original wrappers bound in stiff library boards
- Historical Address by Eben Greenough Scott - Dated 1893 by Wyoming Commemorative Associations - Original wrappers bound in stiff library boards; front wrapper 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: $4.50
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