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Lot 8270

$200
Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company
Printing Year: 1929 First Edition Thus with Illustrations by Willy Pogany In Intact Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in purple cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this illustrated version of Lewis Carroll's classic work, with drawings of William Andrew ("Willy") Pogany (1882–1955), a Hungarian illustrator of children's and adult books. Pogany's best known works consist of illustrations of classic myths and legends done in the Art Nouveau style. He also worked as an art director on several Hollywood films, including "Fashions of 1934" and "Dames."

The Alice in this book appears with a definite twenties look (bobbed hair, short skirt, languid poses, etc.). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages and full-color Pogany endpapers with the tableau of characters from the book. Intact pictorial dustjacket (duplicating endpaper illustration) with chipping to ends of spine is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 192 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8271

$40
Title: History of Erie County Pennsylvania
Author: John Miller
Publisher: Lewis Publishing
Printing Year: 1909

Number of Volumes: 2

Condition/Details: Bound in 1/2 leather with raised bands and gilt stamping, this antique volume is a narrative account of the county's historical progress and the principal interests of its peoples. The work is illustrated with full plate and in-text photographs. The volume shows external age/wear; both volumes exhibit splitting at the gutters, Volume II lacks spine cover. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean pages. A blind-embossed library stamp is visible on title page. The books measure approximately 8" x 11" and contain 898 and 712 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8272

$50
Title: Venango County Pennsylvania: Her Pioneers and People. Embracing a General History of the County and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families
Author: Charles A. Babcock
Publisher: J. H. Beers & Company (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1919
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce history of Venango County in northeastern Pennsylvania. Venango County was created on March 12, 1800 from parts of Allegheny and Lycoming Counties. The origination of the name "Venango" comes from as it was known to Native Americans of the region as Onenge, meaning Otter. This was corrupted into English as the Venango River. The settlement at its mouth was likewise called Venango, and is the site of present-day Franklin, Pennsylvania. Venango County was home to an oil boom in the years following discovery of natural oil (petroleum) in the mid 1850s.

The work is illustrated with many photographic plates offering portraits of prominent members of the communities of Venango County. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with cracking along gutters of first volume. Text blocks are intact with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges. 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 8 1/4" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8273

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

- The Radio Boys' First Wireless by Allen Chapman - Dated 1922 by Grosset & Dunlap - Full color illustrated dust jacket
- The Man Who Became a Savage by William Hornaday - Dated 1896 by Peter Paul Book Co. - Boards and spine cover detaching from text block
- The Shadow of the Bottle - Dated 1915 by Review and Herald Publishing
- Statutes of the State of New York Relating to Common Schools - Dated 1847 by C. Van Benthuysen
- Laws of New York Relating to Common Schools by Victor Rice - Dated 1868 by Weed, Parsons and Company - Full leather binding
- Instruction and Amusement for the Young - Dated 1841 by S. Babcock - In original wrappers; tattered. Detached but present back 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: $8.50
Lot 8274

$30
This group of six volumes obtained from a historical society include works regarding Wills and Administrative Records, "Enterys of Orphans Court," and others. The volume of "Early Wills and Administrations of Northumberland County" is bound in corrugated cardboard. 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: $10.50
Lot 8275

$50
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: $72.50
Lot 8276

$300
Title: Lexicon Syriacum Ex Eius Lexico Heptaglotto Seorsim Typis Describi Curavit Atque Sua Adnotata Adiecit Joannes David Michaelis
Author: Edmund Castell
Publisher: Sumtibus Jo. Christ. Dieterich (Gottingen)
Printing Year: 1788

Condition/Details:Rebound in quarter cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this work by English orientalist Edmund Castell (1606 - 1685). This great work, the "Lexicon Heptaglotton Hebraicum, Chaldaicum, Syriacum, Samaritanum, Aethiopicum, Arabicum, et Persicum" (1669) took him eighteen years to complete, working (according to his own account) from sixteen to eighteen hours a day. He employed fourteen assistants on the project, and spent £12,000, ruining himself in the process as there was little demand for his finished lexicon. This the Syriac section of the Lexicon was issued separately at Göttingen in 1788 by German biblical scholar and teacher J.D. Michaelis (1717 - 1791), who made a tribute to Castell's learning and industry.

The two parts of this Syriac-Latin dictionary are bound in one volume. This volume shows external age/wear. Rear board and final 9 pages are detached. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. Inscription to previous owner appears on front endpaper, as does small plate in top left-hand corner. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 980 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8277

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

- The Charlemagne Tower Collection of American Colonial Laws - Dated 1890 by Historical Society of Pennsylvania - Front board and initial pages detached, but present; spine cover has lost matter
- Chronicles of Pennsylvania by Charles P. Keith - Dated 1917 by Patterson & White - Volumes I and II
- Minutes and Letters of The Coetus of the German Reformed Congregations - Dated 1903 by Reformed Church Publication Board
- Good Order Established in Pennsylvania and New-Jersey by Thomas Budd - Dated 1865 by William Gowans - Gilt stamping on cover; front board detaching, initial pages detached

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and some library indications on spines and title pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 8278

$35
Title: Biographical Annals of Deceased Residents of the West Branch Valley of the Susquehanna from the Earliest Times to the Present
Compiler: J. F. Meginness
Publisher: Gazette and Bulletin Printing House (Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1889 First Edition With Author-Signed Letter Tipped In

Condition/Details: Bound in half red leather with pebbled red cloth, this antique volume is a scarce compilation of biographical sketches relating to inhabitants of the valley of the West Branch of the Susquehanna in the State of Pennsylvania. A letter written and signed by the author has been tipped in at front of volume (please view image). Text appears in double columns. The work contains in-text illustrations, a number of which offer portraits of prominent members of the communities. The boards of this volume are detached. Text block is intact, with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 10" and contains 272 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8279

$140
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: $60.50
Lot 8280

$80
Title: The History of Concord, from Its First Grant in 1725, to the Organization of the City Government in 1853, with a History of the Ancient Peacocks. The Whole Interspersed with Numerous Interesting Incidents and Anecdotes, Down to the Present Period, 1855; Embelished with Maps; with Portraits of Distinguished Citizens, and Views of Ancient and Modern Residences
Author: Nathaniel Bouton
Publisher: Benning W. Sanborn (Concord, New Hampshire)
Printing Year: 1856 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossed lettering to spine and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce history of Concord, New Hampshire by clergyman Nathaniel Bouton (1797 - 1878). He was president of the New Hampshire historical society from 1842 to 1844, trustee of Dartmouth College from 1840 to 1877, secretary of the board of trustees from 1845 to 1873, and president of the New Hampshire missionary society from 1852 to 1858. He also served as vice-president of the American home missionary society and director of the New Hampshire Bible society, and was a corporate member of the New England historical and genealogical society, and of the Maine, the Wisconsin, and the Pennsylvania historical societies. In 1867 he gave up his pastorate and became editor of the provincial records of the state of New Hampshire, receiving the honorary appointment of state historian. Besides numerous sermons, addresses, and articles in periodicals, he published "Help to Prayer" (1832); "Sinners Directed," abridged from Baxter (1832): "History of Education in New Hampshire," a discourse (June 12, 1833); "Memoir of Mrs. Elizabeth Macfarland" (1839); "The Fathers of the New Hampshire Ministry," a discourse (August 22, 1848) ; "Historical Discourse on the 200th Anniversary of the Settlement of Norwalk, Connecticut" (July 9, 1851); "Collections of New Hampshire Historical Society," vols. vii. and viii. (1850-'6); an annotated edition of Rev. Thomas Symmes's "Account of Captain John Lovewell's Great Fight with the Indians at Pequawket, May 8, 1725" (1861); "Discourse Commemorative of a Forty Years' Ministry" (Concord, March 23, 1865); and ten volumes of the "Provincial Records."

The work is illustrated with engraved portraits with tissue guards and maps. Large folding map of the city of Concord is laid in. The volume shows light external age/wear, with tearing along front gutter. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Previous owner's bookplate and signature appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 786 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8281

$35
Title: History of Crawford County, Pennsylvania
Publisher: Warner, Beers & Co.
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with marbled flypapers, this antique volume is a scarce description of the townships, churches, industries, settlers and prominent citizens of the county, as well as containing biographies and statistical matter. The work is illustrated with many full page engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound; light scattered foxing throughout. The front board is detached; a blind-embossed library stamp is visible on the title page. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10" and contains 1186 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8282

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

- Warbirds of the Sea: A History of Aircraft Carriers and Carrier-Based Aircraft by Walter A. Musciano - Dated 1994 by Schiffer Military / Aviation History (Atglen, PA) - text block is inverted with regard to binding
- American PT Boats in World War II: A Pictorial History by Victor Chun - Dated 1997 by Schiffer Military / Aviation History - dustjacket
- The Eagle: An American Brig on Lake Champlain during the War of 1812 by Kevin J. Crisman - Dated 1987 by New England Press / Naval Institute Press - dustjacket
- Under the Red Sea Sun by Commander Edward Ellsberg - Dated 1946 by Dodd, Mead & Company - First Edition in dustjacket
- Q-Ships and Their Story by E. Kerbie Chatterton - Dated 1923 by Charles E. Lauriat (Boston)

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 8283

$175
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 seven black and white photographic prints, six of which have been tinted. Included are images of gorges, waterfalls, mountains geysers and other subjects. Most of the images appear to be of subjects located in the western United States. 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. All of the prints are framed, most behind glass. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 8284

$110
Title: Kleinere Schriften
Author: H. L. Fleischer
Publisher: Verlag von S. Hirzel
Printing Years: 1885 / 1888
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with gilt letterubg to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the minor works of German Orientalist Heinrich Leberecht Fleischer (1801 - 1888). In 1836 he was appointed Professor of Oriental languages at Leipzig University and retained this post till his death. His most important works were editions of Abulfeda's "Historia ante-Islamics" (1831 - 1834) and of Beidhawi's "Commentary of the Koran" (1846-1848). He compiled a catalogue of the oriental MSS in the royal library at Dresden (1831); published an edition and German translation of Ali's Hundred Sayings (1837); the continuation of Babicht's edition of "The Thousand and One Nights" (vols. ix.- xii., 1842-1843); and an edition of Mahommed Ibrihim's "Persian Grammar" (1847). He also wrote an account of the Arabic, Turkish and Persian MSS. at the town library in Leipzig. Fleischer was one of the eight members of the French Academy of Inscriptions and a Knight of the German Order pour le Merite.

The volumes show mild external age/wear, with sunning to spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8285

$40
This shelf lot includes the very large group of nautical titles shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $72.50
Lot 8286

$45
Title: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania
Author: John Blair Linn
Publisher: Louis H. Everts (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce history of two central Pennsylvania counties. The work is illustrated with full-page engravings with tissue guards and (color) maps. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt edges Title page and final page of text bear library stamps. No other library markings are visable. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and contains 672 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8287

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

- Model Boats for Juniors by Claude William Horst - Dated 1936 by Bruce Publishing - Illustrated with photography and fold-out plans
- The Art of Ship Modeling by A. Richard Mansir - Dated 1982 by Van Nostrand Reinhold - Color and black & white illustrations
- S.S. Great Britain by William Mowill - Dated 1982 by Naval Institute Press
- Ships of The American Revolution and Their Models by Harold Hahn - Dated 1988 by Conway Maritime Press - Original color dust jacket
- Model Shipwright by John Bowen - Dated 1984 by Conway Maritime Press
- The Model Shipbuilder's Manual of Fittings and Guns by Capt. A.P. Isard - No year stated by David McKay Company - Original dust jacket exhibits wear and some chipping

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 8288

$28
Title: Address Delivered at Laying of Corner-Stone of the Bucks County Courthouse, October 3, 1877
Author: W. W. H. Davis
Publisher: uncredited publisher
Printing Year: 1877 Author-Inscribed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in half cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of a public address by W. W. H. Davis. With the rank of Captain, Davis led Co I of the 25th Pa Regiment, a company he raised in the 24 hours following the bombardment of Fort Sumter. The 25th was also known as the "First Defenders." They were a 3-month unit with the distinction of being the first troops to pass through Baltimore following the riots. Previously rioters in Baltimore, who were Southern sympathizers, violently vented their displeasure on the Union troops marching through town while answering President Lincoln's call for the defense of Washington D.C. The deadly confrontation prompted the army to begin shuttling troops through Baltimore in the middle of the night to avoid anymore-possible bloodshed of civilians or military personnel. The 25th's journey through Baltimore passed without incident. After service on the Upper Potomac, Captain Davis was mustered out of the 25th in July of 1861. Upon his return home Davis began raising the 104th Pa Vol. Regiment composed primarily of Bucks County residents.
Davis became the Colonel of the 104th in a way that was, according to the Doylestown Democrat, "unique among commanders of the Civil War." Davis was not mustered in as Colonel in the usual way; instead he mustered himself in by "taking the oath of allegiance before Squire John B. Pugh, of Doylestown." Be that as it may, Colonel Davis quickly gathered and trained the troops he would soon lead into battle. Davis and the 104th were bivouacked in Washington D.C. where Davis was put in command of a Provisional Brigade consisting of the 52nd Pa, 56th NY, and his own 104th Pa. Davis was given the title of Provisional Brigadier General although still officially a Colonel. This would start a trend in which Colonel Davis served as Brigade or Divisional Commander without actually being promoted to Brigadier or Major General. He remained a Colonel throughout his service in the war despite letter campaigns by his superiors to have him promoted to Brigadier General. It wasn't until March of 1865, after his military service ended, that Colonel Davis was Brevetted to Brigadier General.
On Saturday, May 31st 1862 Colonel Davis and the 104th experienced their deadliest encounter of the war. Positioned at the front of George McClellan's Army near the outskirts of Richmond Virginia, the 104th became engaged in a fierce struggle against the counterattacking defenders of that Southern city. Facing overwhelming odds and lacking support, the104th was driven back across the casualty-strewn field. In the confusion the regimental colors were left behind. Colonel Davis seeing this, organized a squad to retrieve the flags before they could fall into enemy hands. A mad dash followed by close combat yielded the colors to the men of the 104th , but not before Davis and others were wounded. A severe wound to the left elbow forced Colonel Davis away from the front for a short period of recuperation. This heroic struggle led to the decoration of Hiram Purcell with the Medal of Honor.

Davis rejoined the 104th in time to be transported with them to Charleston S.C. While assigned to this area of operation, Colonel Davis was stationed on Morris Island, Folly Island, and James Island just some of the many islands that ring the Charleston Harbor. In this theater, Davis would take command of Brigades, Divisions, and at times entire Union forces. One assignment given to Davis and the 104th by General Gilmore, the commander of the Dept. of the South, was to have cut, four hundred 11-1/2 ft long by 5-inch dia poles for the mounting of a gun to be used to bombard the City of Charleston. Known as the "Swamp Angle" this 200 lb Parrot Rifle was to be located in an impenetrable marsh near Morris Island. The poles supplied were driven into the bottomless swamp and became the foundation for the battery that would eventually lob shells into the city. In one of Davis' lectures he tells a funny story concerning the daunting task of working in the muck and mire. "The active work, of building the battery, was assigned to a Lieutenant of the New York Engineers, and when the place was pointed out to him, by his Colonel, he said it was impossible, to which the Colonel replied, "there is no such word as impossible" and said the battery must be built there. This settled the question, and, to encourage the doubting Lieutenant the Colonel authorized him to call for anything he might need; whereupon the Lieutenant made requisition for "one hundred men, eighteen feet tall to wade through mud twelve feet deep." This little bit of pleasantry cost the Lieutenant his arrest, but he was soon released and the battery was built by men of ordinary stature." On Morris Island, he took part in the final and successful assault of Fort Wagner site of the earlier defeat of the 54th Mass Colored Inf. A portion of the 104th which he designated "Boat Infantry" were later tasked with "prowling around the harbor of Charleston trying to intercept the enemy's relief for Sumter." On one instance the men brought back to Davis a brick from the demolished walls of the still Confederate occupied fort. General Davis was later put in sole command of Morris Island and it's nearly 10,000-man detachment. From this post he was transferred to command of the Middle District, a large sector, which included Hilton Head Island and the crucially important Fort Pulaski.

....Following a leave of absence, Colonel Davis returned again to command troops stationed around the Charleston Harbor area. While on reconnaissance during the siege of Charleston, Davis was struck in the hand by fragments of an exploding shell. The fingers on his right hand were carried away by the blast. Again he was sent home to recuperate from his wounds. Following his recovery, Davis was ordered to Philadelphia to sit on the General Court Martial board, an assignment he would continue until being mustered out of service.

Following the cessation of hostilities, General Davis' opinions on reconstruction paralleled those of the late President Lincoln. In a letter to the city of Harrisburg's 4th of July celebration committee in 1865 he wrote, "Let conciliation and generosity be the ruling policy; let the people of the South be treated as erring citizens and not as implacable foes. Let there be neither confiscation nor hanging for political offenses; let justice everywhere be largely tempered with mercy." In the years following the war Davis was instrumental in gathering funds for the erection of the 104th Monument in the center of Doylestown. He was also active in the organization of his regiment's reunions. These gatherings were held at various locations around Bucks County; from Quakertown to Bristol and from Hartsville to Frenchtown. As the years marched on and the veterans passed away, the celebrations grew smaller and smaller. General William Watts Hart Davis eventually joined his fallen comrades on December 26, 1910. (biographical information courtesy of buckscivilwar.com)

The 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 6 1/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 8 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8289

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of antique books on Philadelphia history 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 8290

$120
Title: The Frigate Essex Papers: Building the Salem Frigate 1798 - 1799
Author: Philip Chadwick Foster Smith
Publisher: Peabody Museum of Salem
Printing Year: 1974 Limited Edition in glassine jacket

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this volume is a scarce limited edition of this history of the first United States warship to double the Cape of Good Hope as well as Cape Horn. Before her capture by the British in 1814, she had been commanded by many of the most famous American naval officers of her day - Edward Preble, William Bainbridge, James Barron, George Cox, Charles Stewart, Hugh G. Campbell, John Rodgers, John Smith and David Porter. "This book is a narrative history of the logistics of her construction and of the people who built her. A final chapter summarizes her career from the time she left Salem Harbor in December 1799 to the time she was broken up in 1837. Also included are detailed appendices reproducing contemporary dimensions, inventories of equipment, itemized construction bills, and four sheets of plans. - William Hackett's own line plan and three others (Lines, deck plans, and spar plan) especially prepared for this volume from contemporary manuscripts by naval architect-historian, William Avery-Baker." The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page photographs. Folding plans in pocket are present at rear of volume. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" and contains 334 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8291

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

- Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania by Charles Browning - Dated 1912 by William J. Campbell
- Historical Collections Relating To Gwynedd by Howard Jenkins - Dated 1884 by Ferris Bros. - Gilt stamping on spine
- A Collection of Thirty Thousand Names by I. Daniel Rupp - Dated 1965 by Genealogical Publishing.
- A Tribute Irish and Scotch Early Settlers - Dated 1871 by M.A. Foltz - Original soft cover in modern library binding
- The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania by Wayland Dunaway - Dated 1944 by University of North Carloina Press

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 8292

$300
Title: Die Academien der Araber und ihre Lehrer. Nach Auszugen aus Ibn Schohba's Klassen der Schafeiten
Editor: Ferdinand Wustenfeld
Publisher: Vendenhoeck und Ruprecht (Gottingen)
Printing Year: 1837

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce German-language work providing an overview of Arabic literary institutions and the academics who worked in them.

Heinrich Ferdinand Wüstenfeld (1808-1899) was a German orientalist, known as a literary historian of Arabic literature, born at Münden, Hanover. He studied theology and oriental languages at Göttingen and Berlin. He taught at Göttingen, becoming a professor there (1842-90). He published many important Arabic texts and valuable works on Arabic history.

The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 136 pages plus 20 pages of Arabic text. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8293

$50
Title: History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Author: H.C. Bradsby
Publisher: S.B. Nelson & Co.
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with gilt stamping, this antique volume is a scarce description of the settling of the area, from the earliest pioneers up to the date of publication in 1891. The work is illustrated with engravings, photographs and drawings. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mostly clean lightly toned pages; spine cover is lacking The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 1320 pages, with full gilt edges. A blind-embossed library stamp is visible on title page. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8294

$30
Title: Historical Discourse of the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church, Delivered September 5, 1869, by the Pastor Rev. D. Craft
Publisher: Bradford Reporter (Towanda, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1870

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with gilt lettering and marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce local Pennsylvania history. The work contains a half title illustration. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show water markings. Library stamps appear on title page and last page of text. Half title page is detaching. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 127 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8295

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

- How to Identify Prints by Bamber Gascoine - Dated 1986 by Thames and Hudson - Color and black & white illustrations in original dust jacket
- Oriental Carpets by Volkmar Gantzhorn - Dated 1998 by Taschen - Extensively illustrated in color
- Metal Candlesticks by Veronika Baur - Dated 1996 by Schiffer - Original dust jacket; some pages exhibit minor indication of moisture
- New England Breweriana by Cushman, Hammer, et al - Dated 2001 by Schiffer - Soft cover
- Flexible Flyer and Other Great Sleds for Collectors by Joan Palicia - Dated 1997 by Schiffer - Soft cover
- Gold Leaf by Ellen Becker - Dated 1998 by Schiffer - Soft cover
- Chats on Cottage and Farmhouse Furniture by Arthur Hayden - No year stated by Frederick A. Stokes - Brown cloth cover with bright gilt stamping; frontispiece detached, but present
- Yachting With Models by John Black - Dated 1939 by Whittlesey House

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 8296

$40
Title: The Bristol Pike
Author: Rev. S. F. Hotchkin
Publisher: George W. Jacobs & Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1893 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce history of people, places and houses of Frankford and the Bristol Pike between Frankford and Morrisville in Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with many photographic plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, with chipping at ends of spine cover. Binding is detached at front hinge. Mildly age-toned pages show no annotations. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Title page and final page of index bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 8" x 10 3/4" and contains 410 pages plus 15 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8297

$150
Title: World's Best Histories
Author: John Richard Green, Edward Gibbon, et al
Publisher: The Co-operative Publication Society
Printing Year: c1900
Number of Volumes: 62

Notes: Countries include Japan, England, India, Greece, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, Germany and many others. Black binding with two-color stamping. The books are generally in very good condition with tight text blocks; single volumes regarding Turkey and Greece exhibit some matter loss on spine covers. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
Lot 8298

$40
Title: The Modern Conjurer and Drawing-Room Entertainer
Author: C. Lang Neil
Publisher: David Kemp & Company
Printing Year: 1937 First Edition Thus

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow cloth with black lettering, this volume is a scarce original edition of this work by C. Lang Neil that explains and illustrates tricks by J.N. Maskelyne, Trewey, Charles Bertram, T. Nelson Downs, Mddle. Patrice, Paul Valadon, H. de Manche, L. Graham Lewis, Frank Kennard, and Ellis Stanyon. This is the first Kemp edition; the first edition appeared in 1902.

The work is profusely illustrated with in-text photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, with spotting that appears on preliminary and title pages, as well as final page of text. Intact dustjacket with tearing along top edges is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 386 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8299

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on World War I 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: $60.50
Lot 8300

$250
Title: Anthologie grammaticale arabe, ou morceaux choisis de divers grammariens et scholiastes arabes, avec une traduction francaise et des notes; pouvant faire suite a la chrestomatie arabe
Author: M. le Baron Silvestre de Sacy
Publisher: Imprimerie Royale (Paris)
Printing Year: 1829 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a rare original edition of this landmark anthology of Arabic grammar by noted French linguist and Orientalist Antoine Isaac, Baron Silvestre de Sacy (September 21, 1758 – February 21, 1838). Sacy is regarded as the founder of Arabic study in France. Rector of the University of Paris, he was created peer of France in 1832.

Binding (and attached front flyleaf and half title page) is detached at title page. The volume shows taping to spine. Lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges show mild foxing. Previous owner's signature appears on preliminary page. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 519 pages plus numeration in Arabic. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8301

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of well-preserved titles that were part of a historical society collection:

- Historical Sketch of the Lower Dublin (or Pennepek) Baptist Church by Horatio Jones - Dated 1869; no publisher stated
- The Bi-Centennial Celebration of the Founding of the First Baptist Church by William Keen - Dated 1899 by American Baptist Publication Society - Gilt stamping on blue cloth
- History of the Roxborough Baptist Church by James W. Willmarth - Dated 1890 by National Baptist - Decorative gilt and black stamping on brown cloth
- The Chestnut Hill Baptist Church by Robert Hunsicker - Dated 1897 by Commercial Publishing
- Memorial Sermons by Rev. Edgar Levy - No year stated by McDonald, Gill & Co. - Illustrated frontispiece autographed by author

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and some library indications on spines and title pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8302

$50
Title: Encyclopedia of Philadelphia
Author: Joseph Jackson
Publisher: National Historical Association (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Printing Years: 1931 - 1933
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce comprehensive collection of articles relating to the history of Philadelphia. The work is profusely illustrated with in-text and full-page illustrations. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with spine labels clearly visible on spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Title pages and final pages of texts bear library stamps. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8303

$110
Title: The City of Scranton and Vicinity and Their Resources
Author: H.J. Sutherland
Publisher: Scranton Tribune Publishing
Printing Year: 1894

Condition/Details: Rebound in modern brown library cloth, this antique volume is a scarce description of the city of Scranton, the surrounding areas, and their commercial resources. The work is extensively illustrated with many photographs of residential and commercial architecture. The book also contains substantial advertising matter of the period. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 14" x 10 1/2" and contains 278 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8304

$50
Title: Report of the Commission To Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania
Publisher: Clarence M. Busch, State Printer of Pennsylvania
Printing Year: 1896 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce military history. The work is profusely illustrated with plates, one- , double-, and fold-out (color) maps. The volumes show external age/wear, with chipping to ends of spines. Volume I shows loss of material to lower half of spine. Bindings are quite shaken, with loose pages. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8305

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

- Savrola by Winston Churchill - Dated 1956 by Random House - First Printing with original dust jacket protected by Mylar; jacket has some chipping at extremities
- A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill - Dated 1951 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- The Unrelenting Struggle by Winston Churchill - Dated 1942 by Little, Brown - Original dust jacket exhibits repair with transparent tape
- The End of the Beginning by Winston Churchill - Dated 1943 by Little, Brown - Dust Jacket has lost matter
- The Dawn of Liberation by Winston Churchill - Dated 1945 by Little, Brown - Dust Jacket has lost matter

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 8306

$225
Title: Titi Livii Historiarum Quod Extat. Ex recensione I. F. Gronovii.
Author: Titus Livius
Publisher: Daniel Elzevir (Amsterdam)
Printing Year: 1678

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum with spine label, this antique volume is a scarce edition of Livy's Roman history. Titus Livius (59 BC – AD 17), known as Livy in English, was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people, Ab Urbe Condita Libri, "Chapters from the Foundation of the City," covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome well before the traditional foundation in 753 BC through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time.

This is the first issue of the reformatted edition in one volume (instead of the original four volumes), printed in two columns in small and delicate type. Latin text appears in double columns. The work contains a title page engraving and vignettes. Title illustration features figures of Africa, Asia, Neptune, etc. offering tribute to a figure representing Rome.

The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 6" and contains 788 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8307

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

- Christmas Stories by Washington Irving - Dated 1875 by J.B. Lippincott & Co. - Illustrated with engravings; green cloth binding with bright gilt stamping
- The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope - Dated 1926 by G. Bell and Sons - Volumes I and II
- The Temple Shakespeare by William Shakespeare - c1900 by J.M. Dent and Co. - 30 volumes each with a single work; illustrated frontispieces and red leatherette with gilt stamping
- The Poems of John Godfrey Saxe - Dated 1873 by James R. Osgood - Full leather biding with raised bands and gilt and blind stamping
- The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Dated 1875 by James R. Osgood - Full leather biding with raised bands and gilt and blind stamping
- The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier - Dated 1868 by Ticknor and Fields - Full leather binding with raised bands and gilt and blind stamping

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 8308

$45
Title: History of Allegheny County Pennsylvania including Its Early Settlement and Progress to the Present Time; a Description of Its Historic and Interesting Localities; Its Cities, Towns and Villages; Religious, Educational, Social and Military History; Mining, Manufacturing and Commercial Interests; Improvements, Resources, Statistics, Etc. Also Portraits of Some of Its Prominent Men, and Biographies of Many of Its Representative Citizens
Publisher: J. Warner & Co., Publishers (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1889 First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this history of Allegheny county in the southwestern part of Pennsylvania. Two parts bound in one volume. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates, fold-out charts and a fold-out color county map. The library binding of the volume shows light external age/wear. Binding is detached at front hinge. Lightly age-toned pages with gilt edges show no annotations. Title page and final page of index bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 790 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
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