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Lot 8232

$20
Title: Centennial Fourth of July Oration, Delivered at Chester Pennsylvania, 1776 - 1876
Author: Isaac T. Coates
Publisher: Press of J. B. Lippincott & Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1876 Author-Inscribed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce commemorative work of local Pennsylvania history. The inscription on front flyleaf reads: "To the Long Island / Historical Society, / Brooklyn, N. Y. / With the respectful compliments / of the Author. / Oct 17th, 1879." The volume shows light external age/wear, with traces of spine label at bottom left-hand corner of front cover. Paper label with handwritten title can be seen on spine. Front flyleaf and title page are detached. Title page and last page of text bear library stamp. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 64 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8233

$40
Title: History of Schuylkill County, PA
Publisher: W.W. Munsell & Co.
Printing Year: 1881

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of the families and important events taking place in Schuylkill County from its inception. The work is populated with many engravings and drawings, both as full plates and in-text illustrations. The page edges are full gilt and the text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The volume shows external age/wear; the boards are detached with some lost matter, and the spine cover is lacking. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12" and contains 392 pages plus a 60 page biographical record of prominent persons. Library stamp on title page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8234

$28
Title: Index to the Names of 30,000 Immigrants - German, Swiss, Dutch and French - into Pennsylvania, 1727 -1776 Supplementing the I. Daniel Rupp, Ship Load Volume
Author: M. V. Koger
Publisher: M. V. Koger
Printing Year: 1935

Condition/Details: Rebound in library card covers, this antique volume is a scarce reference work on immigration to Pennsylvania. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/4" and contains 232 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8235

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of Twain titles:

- The Innocents Abroad; or, The New Pilgrim's Progress by Mark Twain - Dated 1879 by American Publishing - 2 copies of this illustrated printing are included; both bound in full leather. One copy lacks spine cover and boards are detached; second copy has detaching front board
- The Innocents Abroad; or, The New Pilgrim's Progress by Mark Twain- Dated 1884 by American Publishing - 234 engraved illustrations; decorative gilt stamping on cloth cover; boards are detaching

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 8236

$45
Title: An Historical and Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania and of West-New-Jersey in America
Author: Gabriel Thomas
Publisher: Francis Michelin
Printing Year: 1848

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce early account of the colonies of Pennsylvania and West Jersey by a colonist in West Jersey in the late 17th century. This is an 1848 facsimile printing of the rare 1698 London edition of this work. It is noted on the verso of the title page as "Lithographed for Henry Austin Brady, Esquire, Counsellor at Law ... by Francis Michelin. 1848." The work is illustrated with a fold-out map. The volume lacks spine cover. Boards show minor staining. Hinges have been reinforced. Pages are clean and without annotations. The book measures approximately 5" x 8 1/4" and contains 55 /34 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8237

$30
Title: Merion In The Welsh Tract
Author: Thomas Allen Glenn
Printing Year: 1896

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of historical and genealogical collections concerning the Welsh Barony in the Province of Pennsylvania, settled by the Cymric Quakers in 1682. The work is illustrated with many photographs and reproductions of coats-of-arms as well as signature facsimiles. The volume shows significant age/wear; the boards and spine cover are detached, and page signatures are disbound. A blind-embossed library stamp is visible on the title page. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 380 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 8238

$55
Title: Blue and Red Light; or, Light and Its Rays as Medicine: Showing That Light Is the Original and Sole Source of Life, as It Is the Source of All the Physical and Vital Forces of Nature; and That Light Is Nature's Own and Only Remedy for Disease; and Explaining How To Apply the Red and Blue Rays in Curing the Sick and Feeble; together with a Chapter on Light in the Vegetable Kingdom
Author: S. Pancoast
Publisher: J. M. Stoddart & Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1877 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of nineteenth-century quackery. The work is illustrated with in-text diagrams, full-page color plates and intact fold-out chart. Entire text block is printed in blue lettering, with red borders. The volume shows external age/wear, with staining to covers. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 312 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8239

$100
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on U.S. history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $69.50
Lot 8240

$250
Title: Amrulkeisi Moallakah cum Scholiis Zuzenni e Codicibus Parisiensibus Edidit Latine Vertit et Illustravit Ern. Guil. Hengstenberg
Author / Editor: Ḥusayn ibn Aḥmad Zawzanī / Ernest Wilhelm Hengstenberg
Publisher: Typis Regiis in Officina Thormanniana (Bonn)
Printing Year: 1823 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of the Arabic "Moallakat of Amru'lQais" by Ernst Wilhelm Theodor Herrmann Hengstenberg (October 20, 1802 - May 28, 1869), a German Lutheran churchman and neo-Lutheran theologian. This publication gained for him the prize at his graduation in the philosophical faculty.

Text is divided between Latin commentary and Arabic original. The volume is disbound, with taping to spine. Front flyleaf, preliminaries, and title page are detached. Age-toned pages show foxing. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 10 3/4" and contains 63 / 40 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8241

$12
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. This lot includes two varied media original art prints. Included topics are "Park Row," a large early lithographic view of a Manhattan street, and a large scale lithographic print by Ludwig Munthe. The media is commercial lithography. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear, including some foxing and moisture indication on the Munthe print. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $23.50
Lot 8242

$130
Title: Defences of Philadelphia in 1777
Editor: Worthington Chauncey Ford
Publisher: Historical Printing Club (Brooklyn, New Jersey)
Printing Year: 1897 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with paper spine label, this antique volume is an essential documentary history of the defense of Philadelphia as organized and carried out by Washington and his generals. The work consists of more than 220 letters to and from all involved during the year, all recording in detail how Washington, Greene, Wayne, and many others assessed the situation, preparing for a British naval invasion and evaluating how the city might be fortified.

This is one of 100 copies. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece plate. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Title page and final page of index bear library stamp. The book measures approximately 7" x 10 1/4" and contains 300 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8243

$40
Title: Portrait and Biographical Record of Lackawanna County Pennsylvania
Publisher: Chapman Publishing
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in full embossed leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of prominent and leading citizens of the county, as well as biographies and portraits of the U.S. Presidents. The work is illustrated with many photographs, drawings and engravings. The volume shows external age/wear; the spine cover has been secured with black library tape. The gilt-edged text block is solid with clean pages. The title page exhibits a blind-embossed library stamp. The book measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 1076 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8244

$70
Title: A Gazetteer of the State of Pennsylvania. Part First, Contains a General Description of the State, Its Situation and Extent, General Geological Construction, Canals and Rail-Roads, Bridges, Revenue, Expenditures, Public Debt, &c. &c. Part Second, Embraces Ample Descriptions of Its Counties, Towns, Cities, Villages, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Creeks, &c., Alphabetically Arranged, To Which Is Added a Table of All the Post Offices in the State, Their Distances from Washington and Harrisburg, and the Names of the Post Masters with a Map of the State
Author: Thomas F. Gordon
Publisher: T. Belknap (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1832

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce early nineteenth-century reference work containing geographical information on the State of Pennsylvania. Text appears in double columns. The work is illustrated with a hand-colored frontispiece map. The leather-bound volume shows external age/wear, with taping to spine. Binding is detached between frontispiece and title page. Rear hinge has been reinforced. Age-toned pages show no annotations. Previous owner's name and date appear on front endpaper. Title page and final page of text bear stamp. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9" and contains 508 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8245

$35
Title: History of Mifflin County
Author: Joseph Cochran
Publisher: Patriot Publishing
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Bound in brown leatherette, this antique volume is a scarce description of the history of Mifflin County, from its pioneers, townships and churches, to its newspapers, educational entities and manufacturers. The frontispiece is illustrated with a portrait of General J.P. Taylor, and the book also contains advertising matter of the period. The volume shows some external age/wear; the spine cover is detached, the title page exhibits a library stamp. The text block is tight with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 422 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8246

$55
Title: Sepher Hemdat Yamim
Publisher: unknown publisher
Printing Year: 1810

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce edition of a work that has been attributed to Nathan of Gaza (1643–1680), a theologian born in Jerusalem, who became famous as a prophet for the alleged messiah, Sabbatai Zevi. This work, translated into English as "The Choicest Days," is "an immense assemblage of the customs, ceremonies, devotional exercises, poetry, homilies and meditations developed and written by the Jewish mystics settled in Palestine during the 16th and 17th centuries. Often reprinted, especially in Italy, all editions became quite rare, since the work was considered to bear the taint of Sabbatian heresy." It is unclear how complete this work is.

The work is illustrated with vignettes. The volume shows significant wear, with detached boards and disintegrating spine. Title page and initial page lack upper portions (approximately a fifth of page). Remaining pages show heavy staining to upper portions (text remains legible), with occasional tears and loss of material, most of which occurs at margins of pages. This pattern of loss repeats itself on final pages of volume. The book measures approximately 8" x 10 1/2" and contains undetermined number of pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8247

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

- The War Planes of the Third Reich by William Green - Dated 1990 by Galahad Books - Illustrated with color and black & white drawings, plans and schematics
- German Combat Planes by Ray Wagner and Heinz Nowarra - Dated 1971 by Doubleday
- Kurt Tank, Focke Wulf's Designer and Test Pilot by Wolfgang Wagner - Dated 1998 by Schiffer
- U-Boat Emblems of World War II by Georg Hogel - Dated 1999 by Schiffer - Illustrated with drawings and charts; some lost matter at the bottom edge of cover and spine
- The U-Boat: The Evolution and Technical History of German Submarines by Eberhard Rossler - Dated 2001 by Cassell & Co. - dustjacket

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: $15.50
Lot 8248

$35
Title: The Centennial Memorial of the Presbytery of Carlisle: A Series of Papers, Historical and Biographical, Relating to the Origin and Growth of Presbyterianism in the Central and Eastern Part of Southern Pennsylvania
Publisher: Meyers Printing and Publishing House (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1889
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the Presbyterian Church in Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with in-text engravings and plates showing churches and prominent members of clergy. Binding of first volume shows tearing along upper halves of gutters and is cracked at title page. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Discrete library stamps appear on title pages and final pages of text. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8249

$70
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on military history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $67.50
Lot 8250

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

- Old Mercersburg by Woman's Club of Mercersburg - Dated 1912 by Frank Allaben Genealogical Company
- One Hundred Years of Banking: A History of the Origin and Development of the Honesdale National Bank by Marie R. Freund - Dated 1936 by International Textbook Press
- History of the Public Schools of Catasauqua Pennsylvania by Laux & Horn - Dated 1914 by Alumni Association of the Catasauqua High School
- Nazareth Hall: An Historical Sketch and Roster of Principals, Teachers and Pupils by H. H. Hacker - Dated 1910 by Times Publishing Co. (Bethlehem)
- The History of the Old Eagle School Tredyffrin, in Chester County, Pennsylvania by Henry Pleasants - Dated 1909 by John C. Winston Company (Philadelphia)
- Bethlehem and Bethlehem School by C. B. Mortimer - Dated 1858 by Stanford & Delisser
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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: $10.50
Lot 8251

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles obtained from a historical society:

- Pennsylvania in 1800 by John Stemmons - Dated 1972 by John "D" Stemmons - Index to Federal population schedules
- Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania by Sherman Day - Dated 1843 by George W. Gorton - Rebound in modern library bindings
- The Indian Wars of Pennsylvania by C. Hale Sipe - Dated 1929 by The Telegraph Press
- The Pictorial Sketch-Book by Eli Bowen - Dated 1853 by William Bromwell - Extensively illustrated with in-text and full plate engravings; decorative blind and gilt stamping to covers. Light scattered foxing throughout
- History of the Western Insurrection by H. M. Brackenridge - Dated 1859 by W.S. Haven - Decorative blind stamping; spine cover has lost matter

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and some library indications on spines and title pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 8252

$55
Title: General Index to the Colonial Records, in 16 Volumes, and to the Pennsylvania Archives, in 12 Volumes, Prepared and Arrange by Samuel Hazard, under an Act of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania
Publisher: Joseph Severns & Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1860

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce reference work relating to records of the colonial history of Pennsylvania. Text appears in double columns. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Title page and final page show stamps. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 653 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8253

$40
Title: A History of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Author: Joseph Levering
Publisher: Times Publishing
Printing Year: 1903

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce account of the city's founders and their early activity in America. The work is illustrated with many engravings, signature facsimiles and maps. The volume shows light external age/wear; the front board and spine cover are detaching; the text block exhibits one division, but all pages are present. A blind-embossed library stamp is visible on the title page. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 810 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8254

$250
Title: Annales Regum Atque Legatorum Dei ex Codice Manu Sripto Berolinensi Arabice Edidit et in Latinum Transtulit
Author: Joannes Godofredus Ludovicus Kosegarten
Publisher: Ernsti Mauritii Bibliopolae
Printing Year: 1831

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce Latin-language translation of an Arabic text by German Orientalist Johann Gottfried Ludwig Kosegarten (September 10, 1792 - August 18, 1860). From 1817 to 1824 he was a professor of Oriental languages at the University of Jena, and afterwards a professor at Greifswald.

Kosegarten is remembered for translation and edition of Arabic, Persian and Sanskrit poems, songs, fables, etc. Among his better known work involved the Arab song collection Kitab al Aghani (1846), the Hindu poem Nala (1820), the Persian fairy tale collection Tuti Nameh (1822) and the Indian fable collection Pantscha Tantra (1848). He was also a specialist at deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.

The work contains the Arabic original with Latin translation on facing page. The volume shows external age/wear, with chipping at bottom of spine, and spine cover is detached at front cover. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing. Page with notes is laid in. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 268 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8255

$26
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: Theatre Arts Magazine, Theatre Arts Monthly
Issue Dates: 1920s
Approximate Number of Issues: 27

Notes: These magazines cover all areas of theatre production, and include photographic illustrations and advertising matter. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.

Sheldon Warren Cheney (1886-1980) was an American author, born at Berkeley, California, who founded the Theatre Arts Magazine in 1916 and edited it until 1921. Cheney was one of the most significant pro-modernist theatre and art critics of the early twentieth century. He helped introduce European modernist practices in theatre to the United States. His "Theatre Arts Magazine" promoted American little theatre activity, advocated for New Stagecraft design, and nurtured new American playwrights.

After Cheney ceased editorship of "Theatre Arts Magazine" in 1921, he began writing more about modern art. His multiple editions of "A Primer on Modern Art" helped frame the discussion of modernist painting and sculpture until the 1950s. (courtesy of Wikipedia) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8256

$110
Title: Ian Hamilton's March
Author: Winston Spencer Churchill
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Printing Year: 1900 US First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce first American edition of this work by Winston S. Churchill. This book is an account of his experiences accompanying the British army during the Second Boer War, continuing after the events described in "London to Ladysmith via Pretoria."

This edition contains the same 409 pages as the English first edition, but reset pages are not identical. Verso of title page lists four titles by the author. This edition has no publisher's catalogue. Only 1533 copies were printed, so this is rather scarce. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of General Ian Hamilton and in-text and full-page maps. A fold-out map printed in sepia, black and red appears at rear of volume. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 409 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8257

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Sigmund Freud Collected Papers by Alix and James Strachey - Dated 1959 by Basic Books - 5 volume boxed set in brown cloth with gilt stamping on spine
- The Eighth Wonder - Dated 1927 by B.F. Sturtevant Company
- Grand Canyon National Park - Dated 1933 by Government Printing Office - Soft cover pamphlet features color fold-out map
- The Point of View by Walter C. Kerr - Dated 1904 by Walter C. Kerr
- The United States Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1909 by Karl Baedeker - Travel guide with fold-out maps and plans; some splitting at gutters

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 8258

$70
Title: Pioneer and Patriot Families of Bradford County Pennsylvania, 1800 - 1825. Including History (1800 - 1825), Soldiers of the Revolution and War of 1812 and All Matters Relating to Early Times
Author: Clement F. Heverly
Publisher: Bradford Star Print (Towanda, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1913
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes:This antique set is a scarce history of Bradford County in northeastern Pennsylvania. The county was created on February 21, 1810, from parts of Lycoming and Luzerne Counties. Originally called Ontario County, it was reorganized and separated from Lycoming County on October 13, 1812, and renamed Bradford County for William Bradford, who had been a chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and United States Attorney General. Its county seat is Towanda.

The work is illustrated with in-text drawings and photographs. These ex-library volumes lack spine covers. Text blocks are intact, with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Discrete library stamps appear on title pages and final pages of texts. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8259

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of antique 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: $22.50
Lot 8260

$200
Title: Philippi Cluverii Introductionis in Universam Geographiam Tam Veterem Quam Novam Libri VI / Brevarium Totius Orbis Terrarum
Author: Philipp Cluver / Petr. Bertio
Publisher: Hondius (Amsterdam)
Printing Year: 1629

Condition/Details: Bound in parchment, this antique volume contains two scarce early modern titles. The first is a scarce edition of this work by Philipp Clüver (also Klüwer, Cluwer, or Cluvier, Latinized as Philippus Cluverius and Philippi Cluverii) (1580, Danzig – December 31, 1622, Leiden), an early modern German geographer and historian. This work in 6 parts (published from 1624) became a standard geographical textbook. It contains a history and description of various countries. The work is illustrated with three fold-out illustrations.

The second title is by Petrus Bertius (1565-1629), who went to Leyden at the age of twelve and was for a time Librarian of the University. Later he became the official historiographer to Louis XIII of France. His "Breviarum Orbis Terrarum" was separately published, but is usually found attached to Clüver’s Introductionis. Many of Clüver’s maps were etched for him by Bertius.

The volume shows external age/wear, with upper portion of spine cover detached at front gutter. Age-toned pages show occasional marginalia. The book measures approximately 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" and contains 352 / 70 pages plus unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8261

$60
This lot includes the group of book catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s).

These catalogs were prepared to guide bidders at auctions featuring important works of American, European, South American and Asian literature and history. The collections offered for sale in these volumes often represented important and valuable collections from libraries, institutions and individuals. The gallery whose works make up the bulk of this lot is the Anderson Auction Company. The collections that were auctioned contained a wide variety of subjects: fiction, Americana, manuscripts, song books, scientific writings, broadsides and many others.

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 8262

$40
Title: 1795-1895 Lycoming County: Its Organization and Condensed History for One Hundred Years
Author: John F. Meginness
Publisher: Gazette and Bulletin Printing House (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1895 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce history of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with fold-out country maps and a fold-out graph at rear of volume. Top third and bottom edge of spine cover have been chipped away. Original front wrapper with signature of author along top edge is detached. Age-toned pages show no annotations. Title page bears library stamp. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 82 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8263

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of nautical titles:

- English Man of War 1650-1850 by Peter Goodwin - Dated 1987 by Naval Institute Press - Illustrated with photos, models and detail drawings; in original dust jacket
- The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War 1625-1860 by James Lees - Dated 1984 by Naval Institute Press
- Schooners by Basil Greenhill - Dated 1980 by Naval Institute Press - Fully illustrated; color dust jacket
- Built on Honor, Sailed with Skill by Frederick Kaiser - Dated 1989 by Sarah Jennings Press
- The Colonial Schooner 1763-1775 by Harold Hahn - Dated 1981 by Naval Institute Press - Illustrated with engravings, models and detail drawings
- The Merchant Schooners by Basil Greenhill - Dated 1988 by Naval Institute Press

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 8264

$30
Title: History of the Township of Mount Pleasant, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. A Discourse Delivered on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 1855
Author: Rev. Samuel Whaley
Publisher: M. W. Dodd
Printing Year: 1856 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with embossed decorative designs and gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of a work of local Pennsylvania history. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with chipping to ends of spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. Previous owner has pasted handwritten note on life of the author (dated 1903) to front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 96 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8265

$28
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. This lot includes two varied media original art pieces. Included topics are: a sunrise scene over a small village with a church steeple and a charming black-thread needlepoint, "Travel East Travel West...". The media include oil painting and needlepoint. Both are framed. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 8266

$55
Title: Petit dictionnaire arabe - francais et francais - arabe (Idiome d'Alger)
Author: T. Roland de Bussy
Publisher: Imprimerie du Gouvernement (Alger)
Printing Year: 1836

Condition/Details: Rebound in quarter cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce early French-Arabic dictionary. Each page of the dictionary is divided in three columns, with a transcription of the Arabic word reproducing the Algerian pronunciation in the first, the French translation of the word in the second, and the word written in Arabic script in the last. Theodore Roland de Bussy was the director of the government printing house in Algiers.

Author's signature appears on half title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Front flyleaf is detached. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 164 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8267

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

- A History of the Presbytery of Kittanning by Rev. D.H. Sloan - Dated 1888 by Barrows & Osbourne - Boards detaching
- The Manor of Kittanning, Past and Present by Rev. A.A. Lambing - Dated 1898 by Press - Soft cover bound with stiff library boards
- Bi-Centennial of Old Kennett Meeting House - Dated 1910 by Walter H. Jenkins - Illustrated frontispiece; spine cover is lacking matter
- Centennial Celebration - Dated 1907 by United Evangelical Church - Illustrated with photos; leather binding has spine cover repaired with clear tape
- History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church by John McConnell - Dated 1893 by New Era Printing House - Bright silver stamping on blue cloth
- Methodist Episcopal Church Centennial Celebration 1812-1912 by Rev. Albert Clarke - Dated 1912; no publisher stated - Bound in decorative marbled boards
- A Parochial History of St. John's Episcopal Church by J.M.W. Geist - Dated 1901 by New Era Printing House - Tissue-protected frontispiece illustration.

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 8268

$50
Title: Directory of the Buroughs of Norristown and Bridgeport, Montgomery County, PA. for the Years 1860-61; Containing a Concise History of the Buroughs
Publisher: William Whitehead, Publisher
Printing Year: 1860

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce history and directory of the boroughs of Bridgeport and Norristown, focusing on "the eminent advantages of these localities for the various purposes of business and social life. To portray these has been a primary object as they were esteemed of more value to the community than the mere enumeration of matters of small moment. The Statistical portion of the work, however, is believed to be as full as time and circumstances admitted, and there has been an honest endeavor to have it, as also the Directory, correct." The work contains numerous illustrated advertisements. The volume shows external age/wear, with chipping to spine. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing. Title page and final page of text bear library stamp. Pencil markings appear on endpapers, preliminary pages and title page. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 228 pages plus 57 pages of advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8269

$40
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
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