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Lot 8309

$22
This shelf lot includes the very large group of vintage and modern literary 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: $60.50
Lot 8310

$45
Title: Gopsill's Pennsylvania State Business Directory: Containing the Names and Addresses of Merchants, Manufacturers, Professional Men, and over 70,000 Farmers. With an Appendix Giving a Complete List of Banks, Insurance Companies, Railroads, Corporations, Newspapers, and Other Useful Information
Compiler: Isaac Costa
Publisher: James Gopsill, Publisher (Jersey City, New Jersey)
Printing Year: 1865

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with paper-covered boards showing illustrated advertisements, this antique volume is a scarce Pennsylvania business directory. The work contains numerous advertisements with in-text engravings. The volume shows significant external wear to spine. Rear board and final section of advertisements are detached. Mildly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 935 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8311

$150
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, and Asian literature and history. The collections offered for sale in these volumes often represented important and valuable collections from individuals and institutions. The galleries whose works make up the bulk of this lot are Parke-Bernet and Henkels. The collections that were auctioned contained a wide variety of subjects: Americana, autographs, philosophy, medical writings, law, architecture 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: $79.50
Lot 8312

$45
This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books were obtained from a historical society library. They all relate to Pennsylvania monuments or historical sites and/or their dedication ceremonies. Included in this collection are titles dedicated to the Barnard Statues, Jenkins Fort, Enoch Brown, the Brady Monument, the Wyoming Monument, Hatborough Monument, etc. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications and library markings; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8313

$26
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this group are a number of scrapbooks relating to the Dionne quintuplets of Canada, antique and vintage agricultural and veterinary periodicals, and various antique newspapers. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $38.50
Lot 8314

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of Bunny Brown titles in their original pictorial dust jackets:

- Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods by Laura Lee Hope - Dated 1917 by Grosset & Dunlap Publishers - Illustrated by Florence England Nosworthy. Dust jacket shows chipping and small tears along top edges
- Bunny Brown and His Sister Keeping Store by Laura Lee Hope - Dated 1922 by Grosset & Dunlap Publishers - Dust jacket shows various tears to top edge and spine and rear cover.
- Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on the Rolling Sea by Laura Lee Hope - Dated 1925 by Grosett & Dunlap Publishers - Jacket shows tears at extremities with loss of material at corners
- Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on Grandpa's Farm by Laura Lee Hope - Dated 1916 by Grosset & Dunlap Publishers - dust jacket shows tears at top of spine and loss of material to right corners of rear 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: $6.50
Lot 8315

$50
Title: History of the Counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter
Publisher: J.H. Beers and Co.
Printing Year: 1890

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt stamping and marbled flypapers, this antique volume is a scarce description of the four county area, their settlement and development, and descriptions of their historic importance to the state of Pennsylvania. The work is illustrated with many full page engraved portraits of important persons. The volume shows external age/wear; the front board and initial pages are detached. The spine cover has lost matter. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages which feature full gilt edges. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/4" and contains 1262 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 8316

$100
Title: Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia from 1727 to 1808
Author / Editor: Ralph Beaver Strassburger / William John Hinke
Publisher: Pennsylvania German Society
Printing Year: 1934 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this work on Pennsylvania Germans written by Ralph Beaver Strassburger (March 26, 1883 - March 5, 1959), an American businessman born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, who was also a prominent Thoroughbred racehorse owner and breeder. In 1921, Strassburger entered the newspaper business in his hometown, acquiring the Herald then the following year the other local, the Times. He merged the papers to create the Norristown Times Herald which still operates to this day.

This work is considered an essential source for German immigration researchers. Its three volumes contain the verbatim passenger lists, including the original signatures, of virtually all of the 30,000 heads of German-speaking families who arrived in the port of Philadelphia during the fifty years prior to the American Revolution. The total of 65,000 passengers covered in these lists represent roughly two-thirds of all German-speaking immigrants who arrived in American during the almost one hundred years 1683-1775.

The work is illustrated with 25 maps and portraits. A color map of the Palatinate and color etching depicting the harbor of Philadelphia in 1754 are reproduced in double-page format (in volumes I and II respectively). These well-preserved volumes were part a historical society collection and show mild external age/wear. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Title pages and final pages of text bear discrete library stamps. Previous owner's bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. The books measure approximately 7" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8317

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

- History of the First Moravian Church by Paul Warner - Dated 1942 by Moravian Historical Society - Soft cover with stiff library binding added
- History of the Moravian Church in Philadelphia by Count Nicholas Von Zinzendorff - Dated 1857 by Hays & Zell - Boards and some text pages detaching; spine cover is lacking
- The Moravian Church in Philadelphia by Rev. Herman Jacobson - Dated 1877 by Moravian Publication Office - Decorative marbled boards; initial pages detached
- Fortieth Anniversary Sermon by Rev. John Chambers - Dated 1865 by James Challen and Son
- Sermons, Addreseses and Essays: The First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia - Dated 1896 by The Society - Gilt stamping on green cloth
- The History of the Fourth Reformed Church by Rev. Frank S. Fry - Dated 1927; no publisher stated
- A History of the Reformed Church in Philadelphia by Rev. David Van Horne - Dated 1876 by Reformed Church Publication Board

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and minor library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 8318

$60
This group of 10 volumes obtained from a historical society, include works regarding Seventh Day Baptists as well as several histories of specific congregations, such as Blooming Grove, Great Valley, Montgomery and 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. 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: $8.50
Lot 8319

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on World War II 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 8320

$80
Title: Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1999 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black quarter cloth with white boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this title by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007), an American novelist who wrote works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction. The book contains previously published, but uncollected short fiction that did not appear in Vonnegut's previous collection, "Welcome to the Monkey House." Though almost all the stories were initially written and published in the 1950s, for this collection, Vonnegut re-wrote three stories with which he had been dissatisfied. These rewritten stories include "The Powder Blue Dragon" and "Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp."

The author's signature appears on title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is well preserved in mylar cover. "Borders News and Events" brochure announcing Vonnegut reading is laid in. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 295 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8321

$175
This auction lot includes multiple volumes of each of the following titles; therefore, please refer to accompanying images to determine particulars:

- Seeing Europe with Famous Authors by Francis Halsey - Dated 1914 by Funk & Wagnalls - 10 volumes in blue cloth
- Great Epochs in American History by Francis Halsey - Dated 1912 by Funk & Wagnalls - 9 volumes in tan cloth
- The Swedenborg Library by B.F. Barrett - Dated 1875 by E. Claxton & Co. - 11 volumes in decorative binding with gilt and black stamping
- The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Dated 1902 by Frank F. Lovell - 10 volumes
- Shakespeare's Works by William J. Rolfe - Dated 1891 by Harper & Brothers - 12 volumes in red cloth with gilt stamping
- Short Story Classics by William Patten - Dated 1907 by P.F. Collier & Son - 8 volumes including index
- The Works of Edgar Allan Poe - Dated 1903 by P.F. Collier & Son - 5 volumes in black cloth

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: $32.50
Lot 8322

$60
This group of 11 volumes include works regarding Methodist, Presbyterian and Moravian faiths, as well as a volume on a Philadelphia Masonic Lodge. 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 8323

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

- Banquet Given by the Learned Societies of Philadelphia - Dated 1888; no publisher stated - Boards detached, back lacking. Initial pages detached
- Historical Sketch of the Welsh Society by Horatio Gates Jones - Dated 1880; no publisher stated - Author inscribed on title page
- An Address Delivered Before the Academy by George Sharswood - Dated 1883 by Kay & Brother - Decorative marbled boards; title page detached
- Address Athenaeum of Philadelphia by Thomas Wharton - Dated 1847 by John C. Clark
- The Story of a Woman's Municipal Campaign by Mrs. Talcott Williams - Dated 1895 by American Academy of Political and Social Science
- Benevolent Institutions of the City of Philadelphia by Isaac Collins and John Powell - Dated 1859 by Henry B. Ashmead - Front decorative marbled board detached
- History of the Five O'Clock Club of Philadelphia by J. Hampton Moore - Dated 1891; no publisher stated - Illustrated frontispiece
- Rittenhouse Club - Dated 1896 by Allen, Lane & Scott

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and typical library markings and labels Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8324

$60
Title: History of Perry County, Pennsylvania: Including Descriptions of Indian and Pioneer Life From the Time of Earliest Settlement, Sketches of its Noted Men and Women and Many Professional Men
Author: H. H. Hain
Publisher: Hain-Moore Company, Publishers (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1922 First Edition with Author-Signed Letter Tipped In

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce history of Perry County in south central Pennsylvania. Letter from the author to historical society is tipped in at front of volume. The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page photographs, including a frontispiece portrait of the author. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with chipping at ends of spine and minor chipping to gutters. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper; library stamps appear on title page and final page of text. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 1088 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8325

$55
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on the Luftwaffe 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: $53.50
Lot 8326

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

- History of Wyoming, in a Series of Letters, from Charles Miner to His Son William Penn Miner - Dated 1845 by J. Crissy (Philadelphia) - Intact linen-backed county map at front of volume
- Blue Book of Schuylkill County by Ella Zerbey Elliot - Dated 1916 by Republican
- Snyder County Annals by Geo. W. Wagenseller - Dated 1919 by Middlebrugh Post - 2 volumes
- The Village of Sewickley by Franklin Taylor Nevin - Dated 1929 by Sewickley Printing Shop
- A Trip into the "Swatara" Region of Lebanon County, Penna. by E. W. S. Parthemore - Dated 1895 by Harrisburg Publishing House - Original wrappers in stiff boards. 2 volumes (second being "No. 2," with subtitle "Among the "Bethel Moravian" Settlement of Bethel Township, Lebanon County, Penna.")

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8327

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

- Conserving Pennsylvania's Historic Past - Dated 1939 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission - Original wrappers bound by stiff library boards
- Philadelphia 1681-1887 by Edward Allinson, et al. - Dated 1887 by Allen, Lane & Scott - Gilt stamping on green cloth
- The Philadelphia Assemblies by Thomas Willing Balch - Dated 1916 by Allen, Lane and Scott - First Edition
- One Hundredth Anniversary of the Introduction and Adoption of the "Resolutions Respecting Independency"- Dated 1876 by The Committee - Original wrappers bound by decorative marbled boards; initial pages detached
- A Review of the Case of the Bank of Kentucky against the Schuylkill Bank by C.J. Jack - Dated 1846 by T.K. & P.G. Collins
- History of Independence Hall by D.W. Belisle- Dated 1859 by James Challen & Son - Gilt stamping on cover. Front board and initial pages detached; spine cover is lacking

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and typical library markings and labels Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8328

$45
Title: L. Annaei Senecae Epistolae Naturalium Questionum Libri VII, Apocolocyntosis divi Claudii
Author: Seneca
Publisher: unknown publisher
Printing Year: unknown

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this collection of works by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (often known simply as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger) (c. 4 BC – AD 65), a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and in one work humorist, of the Silver Age of Latin literature. He was tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero. He was later forced to commit suicide for complicity in the Pisonian conspiracy to assassinate this last of the Julio-Claudian emperors; however, he may have been innocent.

This edition brings together "Epistulae morales ad Lucilium" (a collection of 124 letters dealing with moral issues written to Lucilius Junior), "Naturales quaestiones" (reflections in seven books on theories of cosmology, metereology, etc.); "Apocolocyntosis divi Claudii" (The Pumpkinification of the Divine Claudius), a satirical work.

Volume is nearly disbound. The text block of this volume is split at several points. Volume lacks title page (text begins on page 3). The book measures approximately 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" and contains 718 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8329

$55
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: $62.50
Lot 8330

$35
Title: Historical Sketch of Bethlehem in Pennsylvania, with Some Account of the Moravian Church
Author: John Hill Martin
Publisher: John L. Pile (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped pebbled brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce early history of the city of Bethlehem in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Text appears in double columns. The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page engravings with tissue guards, including frontispiece portrait of the author. The volume shows external age/wear, with substantial chipping to spine. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Discreet library stamps appear on title page and final page of text. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 191 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8331

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

- Bibliography on German Settlements in Colonial North America by Emil Meynen - Dated 1937 by Otto Harrassowitz
- Scripta Mathematica (Extract) by A. Day Bradley - Dated 1938 by Scripta Mathematica - Soft cover bound with stiff library boards
- Hex Signs by Prreston A. Barba - Dated 1945 by R.W. Cummings - Soft cover bound with stiff library boards
- Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Settlers by H. Frank Eshleman - Dated 1917; no publisher stated
- The Schwenkfelders in Pennsylvania by Howard Kriebel - Dated 1904 by Pennsylvania German Society - Illustrated with engravings, maps and photos
- The German and Swiss Settlements of Colonial Pennsylvania by Oscar Kuhns - Dated 1901 by Henry Holt
- An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants by Benjamin Rush - Dated 1875 by Samuel P. Town - Small leather volume exhibits significant wear to binding

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 8332

$20
Title: A Digest of the Laws of Pennsylvania. From the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred, to the Seventh Day of April, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty
Author: John W. Purdon
Publisher: M'Carty & Davis (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1831

Condition/Details:Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce early compilation of the laws of the State of Pennsylvania. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional spotting. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 976 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8334

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

- The Centennial History of Kutztown Pennsylvania by Historical Committee of the Kutztown Centennial Association - Dated 1915 by Press of the Kutztown Publishing Company - Cracked hinges, soiled boards
- Illustrated Souvenir History of Philipsburg Pennsylvania - Dated 1909 by Grit Publishing Co. (Williamsport) - Original wrappers bound in half cloth marbled boards
- The First Hundred Years of Townvillle and Vicinity by Mary Ann Bidwell Higby - Dated 1924 by Tuttle Company (Rutland, Vermont)
- A Half Century in Scranton by Benjamin H. Throop - Dated 1895 by Press of the Scranton Republican - Hinges are cracked
- Historical Notes Appropriate to the Visit of the U S. Scout Cruiser Chester to the City of Chester, Penna. - Dated 1909 by Press of Chester Times - Original wrappers bound in half-cloth marbled boards
- Reminiscences of the Early History of Scranton, PA by J. C. Platt - Dated 1889 by Republican (Scranton) - Author's signature appears on preliminary page. Binding is splitting.
- Semi-Centennial of the Borough of Media, May 19th, 1900 - Dated 1900 by uncredited publisher - Original wrappers bound in half-cloth marbled boards. Original front wrapper is detached.
- Historical Sketch of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania by George Chambers - Dated 1876 by Standard Publishing Company Print (Pottsville) - Original wrappers bound in half-cloth marbled boards.

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 8335

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

- Germantown 1683-1933 by Edward Hocker - Dated 1933 by the author
- History of Trinity Lutheran Church by Edward Hocker - Dated 1936 by Trinity Lutheran Church - Gilt stamping on purple cloth
- The Church at Market Square by Henry S. Dotterer - Dated 1899 by Perkiomen Publishing
- Centennial of the Foundation of Germantown Academy - Dated 1860 by C. Sherman & Son - Original wrappers bound with stiff library boards in black cloth
- The Religious History and the Significance of the Founding of Germantown by R.P.D. Bennett - Dated 1908; no publisher stated - Original wrappers bound with decorative marbled boards
- Phil-Ellena by George Carpenter - Dated 1844 by Barrington and Haswell - Illustrated at frontispiece; original wrappers bound with decorative marbled boards

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: $7.50
Lot 8336

$120
Title: C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi Epistolae et Panegyricus Recensuit ac nouis Commentariis Illustrauit Etiam Indicibus Plenioribus tam Rerum, quam Latinitatis & Tabulis Geographicis Auxit Christophorus Cellarius
Author: Plinius Caecilius
Publisher: Ap, Christoph. Gottfr. Eckard (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1737

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum, this antique volume is a scarce edition of Pliny the Younger's letters and a panegyric to the Emperor Trajan.

Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, born Gaius Caecilius or Gaius Caecilius Cilo (61 AD - ca. 112 AD), better known as Pliny the Younger, was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome. Pliny is known for his hundreds of surviving letters, which are an invaluable historical source for the period. Many are to reigning emperors or to notables such as the historian Tacitus. Pliny himself was a notable figure, serving as an imperial magistrate under Trajan. These letters are a unique testimony of Roman administrative history and everyday life in the 1st century AD. The style is very different from that in the Panegyricus and some commentators affirm that Pliny was the initiator of a new particular genre: the letter written for publication.

This work is illustrated with several (fold-out) maps. The volume shows substantial external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show underlining and marginalia throughout. Extensive handwritten notes appear on final leaves and inside back cover. Age-toned pages with red edges show occasional foxing. Antique pictorial bookplate appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" and contains 780 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8337

$60
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 eight varied media art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as a portfolio of famous paintings of Land and Sea, hand tinted river landscape, a boy and girl in Spanish costume, and other content. The media include photographs, Victorian lithograph, full-color modern lithograph, etc. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good condition with some light age/wear indications; The "Legend of the Lake" exhibits extensive moisture indications, and the unidentified portrait of a man has slipped inside the frame. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $34.50
Lot 8338

$175
Title: An Historical Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Canal Navigation in Pennsylvania with an Appendix, Containing Abstracts of the Acts of the Legislature since the Year 1790, and Their Grants of Money for Improving Roads and Navigable Waters throughout the State; to Which Is Annexed "An Explanatory Map"
Publisher: Zachariah Poulson Jr. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1795 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce history of canal navigation in Pennsylvania. This volume does not contain the Howells map. The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along edges of spine. Hinges have been reinforced. Age-toned pages show no annotations. Title page and final page of text bear library stamps. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 80 pages. Evans 29474; Howes S692; Rink 4532; Sabin 84620; Streeter Sale 981; Wheat & Brun 443. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8339

$110
This shelf lot includes the very large group of vintage and modern books on Winston Churchill shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of approximately 10,000 books which we will be offering this spring, all coming from a single book dealer who has closed his store due to medical reasons. His stock is heavy in history, military, aviation and other scholarly non-fiction genres. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 8340

$35
This lot includes the pair of nineteenth-century scrapbooks shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain selections from Volume I of the "American Weekly Messenger" The majority of these articles appear to be from the 1830s and 1840s. One volume presents a number of biographical sketches with engraved portraits of the following subjects: John Hancock, Josiah Bartlett, Robert Treat Paine, Roger Sherman, Oliver Wolcott, Philip Livingston, Abraham Clark, Richard Stockton, Benjamin Franklin, Francis Hopkins, James Wilson, Charles Carrollton, George Wythe, Arthur Middleton, Edward Rutledge, Simon Bolivar, George Canning, Kosciusko, Paganini, and Talleyrand. Among the topics presented are cannibalism, the "Plague of Bagdad," "Russia in 1841," the boa constrictor, as well as a number of poems and ballads. Volumes have quarter leather binding and marbled boards. They measure approximately 10 1/4" x 12". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8341

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

- Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania - Dated 1896 by Edward Stern & Co. - Soft cover bound in stiff library boards
- Annals of the Carnegie Museum (Extract) by Boyd Crumrine - Dated 1902 by Carnegie Museum - Illustrated with maps
- A Discourse on the Early History of Pennsylvania by Peter S. Du Ponceau - Dated 1821 by Abraham Small - Soft cover bound in stiff library boards

- Annals of Pennsylvania by Samuel Hazard - Dated 1850 by Hazard and Mitchell
- The History of Pennsylvania by Thomas Gordon - Dated 1829 by Carey, Lea & Carey - Rebound in modern library binding
- The Trail of the Black Walnut by G. Elmore Reaman - Dated 1957 by McClelland & Stewart
- Peace Principles Exemplified in the Early History of Pennsylvania by Samuel Janney - Dated 1876 by Friends' Book Association - Gilt stamping on green cloth; title page detached, but present

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 8342

$55
Title: History of the Lehigh Valley, Containing a Copious Selection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, Etc. Etc., Relating to Its History and Antiquities. With a Complete History of All Its Internal Improvements, Progress of the Coal and Iron Trade, Manufactures, Etc.
Author: M. S. Henry
Publisher: Bixler & Corwin (Easton, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1860 First Edition

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce original edition of this regional Pennsylvania history. The work is illustrated with many tissue-guarded engraved portraits and (fold-out) plates depicting towns, sites, industries, etc. Very large folded lithograph map at front is not intact. The volume is disbound, with rear board split from spine. Text block is split at several points. Library stamps can be seen on title page and final page of index. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 436 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8343

$150
Title: History of Philadelphia 1609-1884
Author: J. Thomas Scharf and Thompson Westcott
Publisher: L.H. Everts & Co.
Printing Year: 1884
Number of Volumes: 3

Condition/Details: Bound in 1/2 leather with raised bands and decorative marbled boards, these antique volumes are a scarce edition of the history of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The works cover the time from the earliest days in 1609 up to the publication date of 1884.

The work contains extensive full-page engravings of prominent citizens, city scenes, and charts. The volumes shows external age/wear. The front boards, and some initial pages are detached on Volume I and are detaching on Volumes II. Volume III exhibits a detached spine cover. Lightly age-toned show no annotations; title pages bear library stamps. The books measures approximately 8" x 11 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 8344

$55
Title: Early Indian History of the Susquehanna
Author: Abraham L. Guss
Publisher: Lane S. Hart, Printer (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Rebound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce study of Native American culture in central Pennsylvania based on the narrative of John Smith of his expedition to the Susquehanna river. The volume contains a fold-out reproduction of Captain John Smith's map of Virginia. The binding shows mild age/wear. Original wrappers are intact. Text block is solidly bound with clean pages. Front wrapper and final page of text bear library stamp. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 10" and contains 32 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8345

$30
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: $62.50
Lot 8346

$130
Title: The Works of Virgil Translated into English Prose, as near the Original as the Different Idioms of Latin and English Languages Will Allow, with the Latin Text and Order of Construction on the Same Page; and Critical, Historical, Geographical and Classical Notes, in English from the Best Commentators both Ancient and Modern, beside a very Great Number of Notes Entirely New
Author: Virgil
Publisher: T. Longman, B. Law, et al. (London)
Printing Year: 1794

Condition/Details: Rebound in black leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of the works of Publius Vergilius Maro (also known by the Anglicised forms of his name as Virgil or Vergil) (October 15, 70 BCE – September 21, 19 BCE), a classical Roman poet, best known for three major works—the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the Aeneid. The book is made up of two volumes bound as one and contains a frontispiece illustration. This edition contains the Latin text and commentary, with English translation and notes (appearing on same page as original text), as well as a "Life of Virgil" (v - xi).

The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional spotting and water markings to margins. Previous owner's inscription and doodling appear on preliminary page. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 353 / 470 pages plus 10 unnumbered pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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