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Lot 4001

$130

Title: The Polar Regions of the Western Continent Explored; Embracing a Geographical Account of Iceland, Greenland, the Islands of the Frozen Sea, and the Northern Parts of the American Continent, Including a Particular Description of the Countries, the Seas, Inhabitants, and Animals of Those Parts of the World; Also, a Minute Account of the Whale Fisheries, and the Dangers Attending Them; with Remarkable Adventures of Some of the Whale Fishers, Descriptions of Mount Hecla, and the Other Volcanoes of Iceland; Together with the Adventures, Discoveries, Dangers and Trials of Parry, Franklin, Lyon, and Other Navigators, in Those Regions.
Author: W. J. Snelling
Publisher: Printed for W. W. Reed
City: Boston
Year: 1831
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii / 501 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work, with the publication notice mounted to the verso of the title page. This antique volume is bound in brown leather with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine. There is wear at the corners and the spine edges. Some chipping appears at the top of the spine.

The text block is solid. A frontispiece map of the North Pole faces an illustrated half-title page. The pages show moderate spotting/foxing and age toning. A closed tear crosses the width of the lower third of the first page; no text is lost. This work includes eight woodcut plates depicting Arctic wildlife and scenery. This work contains an appendix.
Lot 4002

$400

Title: The Whole Genuine and Complete Works of Flavius Josephus the Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian, and Celebrated Warrior. Containing I. The Antiquities of the Jews, in Twenty Books; With Their Wars, Memorable Transactions, Remarkable Occurrences, Their Various Turns of Glory and Misery, Prosperity and Adversity, from the Creation of the World. II. The Wars of the Jews with the Romans, from Their Commencement to the Final Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus in the Reign of Vespasian. In Seven Books. III. The Book of Josephus against Apion in Defence of the Jewish antiquities. In Two Parts, IV. The Martyrdoms of the Maccabees. V. The Embassy of Philo from the Jews of Alexandria, to the Emperor Caius Caligula. VI. The Life of Flavius Josephus, Written by Himself. VII. Testimonies of Josephus Concerning Our Blessed Saviour, St. John the Baptist, &c. Clearly Vindicated. Translated from the Original in the Greek Language. And Diligently Revised and Compared with the Writings of Cotemporary Authors, of Different Nations, on the Subject. All Tending To Prove the Authenticity of the Work. To Which Is Added, Various Useful Indexes, Particularly of the Countries, Cities, Towns, Villages, Seas, Rivers, Mountains, Lakes, &c. Which Are Related in the History. Also a Continuation of the History of the Jews, from Josephus down to the Present Time, Including a Period of More Than One Thousand Seven Hundred Years. Containing an Account of Their Dispersion into the Various Parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America; Their Different Persecutions, Transactions, Various Occurrences, and Present State throughout the Known World. With a Great Variety of Other Interesting and Authentic Particulars Collected from Various Valuable Works, Recording the Principal Transactions of the Jews since the Time of Josephus. By George Henry Maynard, LL. D. Illustrated with Marginal References and Notes, Historical, Biographical, Classical, Critical, Geographical, and Explanatory. By the Rev. Edward Kimpton, Author of the Complet Universal History of the Holy Bible. Embellished with Upwards of Sixty Beautiful Engravings, Taken from Original Drawings of Messrs. Metz, Stothard, and Corbould, Members of the Royal Academy, and Engraved by American Artists
Author: Flavius Josephus - Titus Flavius Josephus, also called Joseph ben Matityahu, was a 1st-century Romano-Jewish historian and hagiographer who was born in Jerusalem - then part of Roman Judea - to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry.

He initially fought against the Romans during the First Jewish–Roman War as the head of Jewish forces in Galilee, until surrendering in 67 to Roman forces led by Vespasian after the six-week siege of Jotapata. Josephus claims the Jewish Messianic prophecies that initiated the First Roman-Jewish War made reference to Vespasian becoming Emperor of Rome. In response Vespasian decided to keep Josephus as a hostage and interpreter. After Vespasian did become Emperor in 69 he granted Josephus his freedom at which time Josephus assumed the emperor's family name of Flavius.

Flavius Josephus fully defected to the Roman side and was granted Roman citizenship, and became an advisor and friend of Vespasian's son Titus. He served as an advisor and translator to Titus when Titus led the Siege of Jerusalem, and after failing to convince the leaders of the Jewish revolt to surrender, lead to the Siege of Jerusalem which resulted in the city's destruction and the looting and destruction of Herod's Temple (Second Temple) .

Josephus recorded Jewish history, with special emphasis on the 1st century AD and the First Jewish–Roman War, including the Siege of Masada, but the imperial patronage of his work has sometimes caused it to be characterized as pro-Roman propaganda.

His most important works were "The Jewish War" (c. 75) and "Antiquities of the Jews" (c. 94)."The Jewish War" recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66–70). "Antiquities of the Jews" recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for an ostensibly Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into 1st century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity.
Editor: Edward Kimpton, George Henry Maynard
Publisher: Printed and Sold by William Durrell
City: New York
Year: 1792
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 723 pages plus 1 page of directions to the binder and a two-page list of subscribers
Width: 11" Height: 16.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio is bound in full leather, with raised bands and a gilt-lettered red leather spine label. The book shows external wear, with mild rubbing to the covers. The binding is firm, with hinges reinforced. The new bookplate of Derek Basil Garwood is attached to the front pastedown. The front flyleaf and the frontispiece display archival repair at the edges. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing, with heavier spotting occasionally appearing on the margins of the plates. Offsetting is visible on pages opposite the plates. The text is in double columns. This volume is preserved in a rudimentary plastic cover, with taping across its mid-section.

This volume has been collated. It begins with four unnumbered pages, then the count begins at 8. There are pagination anomalies as follows: Page 273 is printed as 279, 357 is printed as 363, 499 is printed as 491, 538 is printed as 536, and 596 is printed as 496. Page numbers skip from 264 to 269, and from 700 to 703. In all of these instances, the text appears continuous. There are 720 numbered pages.

There were found to be 58 plates in addition to the frontispiece. There is also one foldout map on page 326, which exhibits closed tears along each of its vertical folds, ranging in size from approximately 1” to 10”.
Lot 4003

$120

Title: China in Convulsion
Author: Arthur Henderson Smith - Arthur Henderson Smith was a missionary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions noted for spending 54 years as a missionary in China and writing books which presented China to foreign readers. These books include "Chinese Characteristics," "Village Life in China" and "The Uplift of China." In the 1920s, "Chinese Characteristics" was still the most widely read book on China among foreign residents there.
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
City: New York
Year: 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spines and front covers. Elaborately designed ornamentation, with Chinese scenes and motifs, appear on the spines and front covers. The books show moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers and sunning to the spines. The bindings are firm. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with plates, including tissue-guarded frontispieces, and a well-preserved fold-out map at the rear of the first volume.
Lot 4004

$90

Title: A Spanish Voyage to Vancouver and the North-West Coast of America: Being the Narrative of the Voyage Made in the Year 1792 by the Schooners Sutil and Mexicana to Explore the Strait of Fuca.
Author: Jose Espinosa y Tello - Jose de Espinosa y Tello de Portugal began his career in the Spanish Royal Navy in 1778, and took part in the capture of Pensacola and the naval battle off Cape Espartel, later working as cartographer in the service of Vicente Tofino y Sanmiguel at the observatory in Cadiz. In 1787, he prepared, with three other young officers, a plan for a scientific voyage, to which, however, the one drawn up by Malaspina and Bustamante the following year was preferred. Espinosa was assigned to the Expedition of the latter and collaborated actively in the preparatory phase, but in July 1789 reasons of health prevented him from embarking with his colleagues, though he caught up with the Expedition in Acapulco. Following this enterprise, Espinosa became the aide-de-camp of Admiral Jose de Mazarredo, and in 1797 was named Director of the Hydrographic Office in Madrid; under his guidance, the Office began to publish charts and accounts of voyages. Subsequently he was also nominated to the position of Secretary to the Council of the Admiralty, until, in 1808, not wishing to recognize the authority of King Giuseppe Bonaparte, he abandoned all his offices and went to Seville, where the Patriotic Government entrusted him with moving to England in order to continue the cartographic work that had become impossible in a Spain which had been to his own country until 1815, and immediately reassumed the Directorship of the Hydrographic Office, only to die a few months later. (Information courtesy of Vancouver Island University at https://web.viu.ca/black/amrc/index.htm?Biographies/espinosa.htm&2)
Translor: Cecil Jane
Publisher: The Argonaut Press
City: London
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv / 142 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, numbered 220 of 525 copies. This vintage volume is bound in orange cloth covers with a cream leather backstrip. There is stamped gilt ornamentation to the front cover as well as stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light external wear, with some toning to the leather and rubbing at the corners. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with deckled bottom and fore-edges. An orange silk bookmark is bound in. The endpapers show moderate toning. A fold-out frontispiece depicts an Native American coming-of-age ceremony.The pages are clean with mild age toning. This work contains with six full-page illustrations.
Lot 4005

$110

Title: Greenwich Village: Today and Yesterday
Author: Berenice Abbott - Berenice Abbott born Bernice Abbott, was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s., Henry Wysham Lanier
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1949
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/161 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in black cloth, with pale green lettering to the spine and front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. A previous owner's small sticker appears in the lower right corner of the front pastedown and in the lower left corner of the rear pastedown. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with four sections of b&w photographs. The dust jacket, with original price of $5.00 appears on the front flap, displays shelfwear, with light soiling to the covers and very minor tearing at the top of the spine panel.
Lot 4006

$130

Title: The Assault on Mount Everest 1922
Author: Charles Granville Bruce - Brigadier-General The Honourable Charles Granville Bruce, CB, MVO (7 April 1866 – 12 July 1939) was a Himalayan veteran and leader of the second and third British expeditions to Mount Everest in 1922 and 1924.[Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Edward Arnold & Co.
City: London
Year: 1924
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 339 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This volume provides an account of the 1922 British Mount Everest expedition, "the first mountaineering expedition with the express aim of making the first ascent of Mount Everest. This was also the first expedition that attempted to climb Everest using bottled oxygen. The expedition would attempt to climb Everest from the northern side out of Tibet. At the time, Everest could not be attempted from the south out of Nepal as the country was closed to Western foreigners." (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is the stated second state of this work.

This antique volume is bound in pebbled cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. There is light rubbing at the edges and corners. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with deckled edges. The frontispiece depicts the Second Climbing Party's ascent. The pages show mild age toning. This volume is copiously illustrated with many photographic plates depicting the expedition. Two color fold-out maps are also present.
Lot 4007

$70

Title: Practical Pharmacy: The Arrangements, Apparatus, and Manipulations, of the Pharmaceutical Shop and Laboratory
Author: Francis Mohr, Theophilus Redwood - Theophilus Redwood was a Welsh pharmacist who was one of the founding members of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. He was born in Boverton, Llantwit Major.

In 1820 he was apprenticed to his brother-in-law, Charles Vachell, a surgeon-apothecary in Cardiff. Vachell had married Redwood's eldest half-sister Margaret in 1811.

He was also secretary of the Cavendish Society (1846–72) and vice-president of the Chemical Society.

Theophilius Redwood was never President of the Pharmaceutical Society, but was President of the British Pharmaceutical Conferences in Glasgow and Plymouth, 1876 and 77. He was also President of the International Pharmaceutical conference held in London in 1881.

After his retirement in 1885, he received the title of Emeritus Professor by unanimous vote of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society. He moved back to the family home in Boverton, which he had inherited, but still continued to lecture. His last public appearance was appropriately at the Pharmaceutical Conference in Cardiff in 1891, as he himself remarked, a very different Cardiff from the one he had left in 1823. He died at home on 5 March 1892 and is buried in Llantwit Major churchyard.
Theophilus Redwood Award medal (2014)

The Theophilus Redwood Award is given by Royal Society of Chemistry to a leading analytical chemistry scientist who is also an outstanding communicator. The Redwood Building of Cardiff University, home to the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is named in his honour. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Editor: William Procter, Jr.
Publisher: Lea and Blanchard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1849
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 576 pages plus 32 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full brown leather and a gilt-lettered black leather spine label. This former library book shows external wear, with mild rubbing, chipping and scuffing to the covers. The binding is firm. The edges of the endpapers are darkened. Notations in ink of the Atheneum Library of Geneseo, New York appear at the top of the front flyleaf and the title page. The title page has a blind stamp at its center. The pages display occasional light foxing. This work is profusely illustrated, with numerous textual illustrations.
Lot 4008

$45

Title: Pioneer Life in Kentucky. A Series of Reminiscentia Letters from Daniel Drake, M. D., of Cincinnati, to His Children.
Author: Daniel Drake - Daniel Drake (October 20, 1785 – November 5, 1852) was a pioneering American physician and prolific writer. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Editor: Charles D. Drake
City:
Year:
Binding Style:
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the sixth entry in the "Ohio Valley Historical Series." This antique volume is bound in green pebbled cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine. There is rubbing and marking to the covers, concentrated at the corners and spine edges. The volume is protected by a clear mylar dust jacket. The front hinge is partially cracked at the top.

The text block is adorned with brown endpapers. A blank preliminary is loose. A frontispiece portrait depicts Daniel Drake. The pages show mild to moderate age toning, heavier in the margins.
Lot 4009

$250

Title: Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan. General United States Army
Author: Philip Sheridan - Philip Henry Sheridan was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with General-in-chief Ulysses S. Grant, who transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox.

Sheridan fought in later years in the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. In 1883 Sheridan was appointed general-in-chief of the U.S. Army, and in 1888 he was promoted to the rank of General of the Army during the term of President Grover Cleveland. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1888
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to its spines and front covers. A stamped pictorial design featuring General Sheridan mounted on galloping horse appears stamped in gold on the front covers. These ex-library books show light shelfwear. The volumes are solidly bound. Library attachments appear on the rear endpapers. This work contains tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and additional plates, as well as a variety of maps, including well-preserved fold-out maps.
Lot 4010

$325

Title: Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania, from the Year 1763 until the Year 1783 Inclusive. Together with a View of the State of Society, and Manners of the First Settlers of the Western Country. - Joseph Doddridge
Author: Joseph Doddridge
Publisher: Printed at the Office of the Gazette
City: Wellsburgh, Virginia
Year: 1824
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii / 316 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 7"
Book Details: "A work of primary importance for [its] information... [on] the early history of the Ohio Valley" (Church). Doddrige was born in frontier country on the western Pennsylvania border and gives a vivid picture of the manners and life of the first settlers beyond the Alleghenies. He also provides accounts of Dunmore's war, the campaigns of Crawford and of the Wappatomica, and the war of 1763. Wellsburgh is in present-day West Virginia. Field 437; Howes D390; Streeter Sale 3:1334; Church 1327; Sabin 20490.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work. This antique volume is bound in leather with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is rubbing and chipping at the corners and the top/bottom of the spine, as well as light rubbing to the surfaces of the covers. The binding is solid.

A former owner's ink inscription, dated 1944, is visible on the front pastedown. The pages are heavily toned with moderate spotting/foxing, mostly in the margins.

This volume has been collated. It begins with seven unnumbered pages (“To the Reader”), then numbering begins with vi at the Preface. There are pagination anomalies as follows: Page 125 is printed as 132, page 132 is printed as 123, page 234 is printed twice (once instead of 235), and page 256 is printed as 156. In all of these instances, the text appears continuous. There are 316 numbered pages.
Lot 4011

$80

Title: Hunting Camps in Wood and Wilderness
Author: H. Hesketh Prichard - Major Hesketh Vernon Prichard, later Hesketh-Prichard, DSO, MC, FRGS, FZS (17 November 1876 – 14 June 1922) was an explorer, adventurer, big-game hunter and marksman who made a significant contribution to sniping practice within the British Army during the First World War. Concerned not only with improving the quality of marksmanship, the measures he introduced to counter the threat of German snipers were credited by a contemporary with saving the lives of over 3,500 Allied soldiers. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: William Heinemann
City: London
Year: 1910
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 274 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: From the foreword by F. C. Selous:

"No one can fail to be impressed with the fact that Mr. Prichard has worked very hard for and well deserved all the fine trophies which have fallen to his rifle. He has never killed, wantonly, but on the contrary over and over again ahs spared the life of a thoroughly warrantable stag, in the hope -- which was as often as not disappointed -- of meeting with a better. Whether in Patagonia, Norway, Newfoundland, or here on our Worplesdon cricket ground, Mr. Prichard has always played the game as a true sportsman should."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in red cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine and front cover. There is light rubbing to the exterior, concentrated at the edges of the spine. There is bumping to the corners. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with deckled edges. A frontispiece portrait depicts Prichard. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered light foxing. This work is copiously illustrated with many plates.
Lot 4012

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique European history volumes shown in the corresponding images. Among the titles in this lot are "Universal History, Ancient and Modern from the Earliest Records of Time to the General Peace of 1801" (vol.4 only, 1804 Hopkins, lacks spine label), "Rome in the Nineteenth Century; Containing a Complete Account of the Ruins of the Ancient City, the Remains of the Middle Ages, and the Monuments of Modern Times" (2 vols, 1852, Bohn, front board of vol.1 detached) and "The History of Italy," (vols.1-3 only, 1763, Stuart, vol.1: boards detached, errata page separated, vol.2: rear board detached, vol.3: boards detached).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 4013

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the bound compilation of "The Guardian" shown in the corresponding images.

“The Guardian is a weekly journal of Politics, Literature, Education, and the Fine Arts, for Churchmen and Churchwomen, dealing with the Ecclesiastical and many of the secular sides of social and industrial activity. Whilst Ecclesiastical and Political subjects are treated from a definite Church standpoint, its Correspondences columns are open to all shades of opinion. Special reports are given of all important matters connected with the Church and Education.” – from an advert in the Newspaper Press Directory, Volume 60, 1905.

This compilation (Volume XVII, 1862), measuring approximately 12" x 16 1/2", contains reporting on the American Civil War, as well as articles on Australia, Borneo, France, Italy, and Turkey.

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Condition / Notes: This volume displays some age/wear indications, including wear along the extremities of the boards and spine cover, minor foxing and age toning, as well as minimal library markings and attachments consistent with use by a reserve (non-circulating) branch.
Lot 4014

$30

Details: This lot consists of the large vintage stamp collection shown in the corresponding images.

This collection holds over 500 pieces and contains stamps from around the world including the United States, the United Nations, Niger, Italy, Senegal, Dahomey, Cameroon, Mali, Bolivia, India, Argentina, The Maldives, and Czechoslovakia.Many of these stamps are loose or excised from envelopes. Also included are international series stamps for Music, Apollo missions, the Olympics and other international events or organizations.

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Well preserved and mint condition pieces are also included.
Lot 4015

$30

Details: This lot consists of the 29 vintage magazines (1940s-1950s) shown in the corresponding images.

There are 20 issues of "Woman's Day," which feature full-page color ads for Spam, Crisco, and Tide laundry detergent; and nine issues of "Family Circle," which feature full-page color ads for Coca-Cola, a Ford Sedan sweepstakes, and a public service announcement to save and turn in cooking fat to be reused to make soaps and other products.

Both titles contain articles on food, fashion, marriage, gardening, recipes, and family life.

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Condition / Notes: These magazines display some age/wear indications, including wear and minor loss at the extremities, and minor age toning.
Lot 4016

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique art & architecture books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Bloxam's "The Principles of Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture," (C. Tilt, 1838, front board detached, contains numerous illustrations), "The Seven Lamps of Architecture," (spine taped, contains some notation in pencil and multiple illustrations), "A Memorial of Horatio Greenough," (1st edition, 1853), "A Musical Grammar in Four Parts," (spine shows degradation, contains numerous illustrations), Richter's "The Literary Works of Leonardo Da Vinci Compiled and Edited from the Original Manuscripts," (1883, spine absent, boards detaching, contains numerous illustrations), and "Sculpture Illustrations. With a Dessertation on Sculpture and Sculptors," (boards detached, front fly leaf shows large tear, contains numerous illustrations).


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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.

Some of these volumes may have library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 4017

$175

Details: This lot consists of the 1784 printing of "Articles Of Confederation and perpetual Union between the states of New-Hampshire, Massachusetts-Bay, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North-Carolina, South-Carolina and Georgia." shown in the corresponding images.

The Articles of Confederation, drafted by John Dickinson of Delaware, was completed on November 15. 1777, in York Pennsylvania after long debate and revision. After the Continental Congress finished the revision, they considered this the Constitution of the new states. The revision was then sent out to the states for their ratification, (review and approval).

The Articles empowered a national legislation, but also granted sovereignty to the states. This eventually lead to a confusion that resulted in a new Constitutional Convention in 1787, to form a more "perfect union."

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Condition / Notes: This document exhibits some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities including, toning or spots of discoloration, and edge wear. First page has closed tear in right border.
Lot 4018

$325

Title: The Flower Princess
Author: Abbie Farwell Brown - Miss Brown had a reputation in literary circles before leaving college. She had published in magazines many of her poems and short stories. In 1898 and 1899 a series of articles under the heading of "Girl Gossip" were published in the St. Louis Globe Democrat, and signed with the pseudonym, Jean Neal. The first trip to Europe in 1899 provides the stimulus and inspiration for her first, published, children's book, "The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts", in 1900. Frequently Miss Brown was asked to lecture. Usually her talks were about the writing of books for children, a subject upon which she held decided views. Her club memberships included the Saturday Morning Club, Folk Lore Society, Author's League, Poetry Club of America, and the New England Poetry Club of which she was president at one time.

Abby Farwell Brown was a prolific writer. There is here a very complete chronological collection of her stories, poems, and plays, beginning with her contributions to the "Catkin" in 1879, and continuing to the end of her life. Many of her poems were set to music and appear in collections of songs for school use. Most of her stories were written for children and it was in the field of children's books, perhaps, that she achieved her greatest success.





Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press
City: Cambridge
Year: 1904
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this story collection. An inscription on a blank preliminary page reads "To my dear Mabel: / And may they live happy ever after! / June / 1905 / AFB / Abbie Farwell Brown." The author has also written out a five-stanza poem on the verso of the half title page. This poem, entitled "Fleurette's Wedding Song," is dated June 1905 and initialed at the bottom left.

This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with dark green lettering and ornamental floral designs. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The endpapers have pictorial designs depicting mermaids and sea life. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and five other plates.
Lot 4019

$90

Title: The Works of Benjamin Franklin; Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in Any Former Edition, and Many Letters Official and Private Not Hitherto Published; With Notes and a Life of the Author
Author: Benjamin Franklin - Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."
Editor: Jared Sparks - Jared Sparks was an American historian, educator, and Unitarian minister. He served as President of Harvard University from 1849 to 1853.
Publisher: Hilliard, Gray, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1840
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound full leather, with the exception of the third volume, which is bound in dark brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine.

These former library volumes display significant external wear, with a number of volumes with detached/detaching boards as well as loss of their gilt-lettered black leather spine labels. The antique library bookplate of The Wadsworth Library, Geneseo, New York is affixed to the front pastedowns; library attachments are visible on the rear endpapers. The preliminary pages have library markings in ink, including the blind-stamped title pages (the notation presented by M. Brimmer appears at the top of each). The pages exhibit sporadic (light) foxing. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces and plates, including a number in the sixth volume (presenting letters and papers on philosophical subjects). A supplement, indices, and a general index appear at the end of the tenth volume.
Lot 4020

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique art history books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Needlework as Art," "The Origin, Progress, and Present Condition of the Fine Arts in Great Britain and Ireland" (two volumes; volume I has a detached front board and cracked spine cover), and "A Familiar Treatise on the Fine Arts" (boards are detached; lacking spine cover).

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Lot 4021

$70

Title: The Study of Medicine
Author: John Mason Good - John Mason Good, English writer on medical, religious and classical subjects, was born at Epping, Essex.

John Good's parents were the Nonconformist minister Revd Peter Good and Sarah Good, the daughter of another Nonconformist minister, Revd Henry Peyto of Great Coggeshall. John Mason Good was named after the Puritan clergyman and hymn writer John Mason (1645-1694), of whom his mother Sarah was a descendant.

Good attended a school at Romsey kept by his father. At about the age of 15 John Good was apprenticed to a surgeon-apothecary at Gosport. In 1783 he went to London to practice his medical studies. In the autumn of 1784, he began to practice as a surgeon at Sudbury in Suffolk. There he was an acquaintance of Nathan Drake, a fellow writer and student of Shakespeare.

In 1793 Good removed to London, where he entered into partnership with a surgeon and apothecary. But the partnership was soon dissolved, and to increase his income, he began to devote attention to literary pursuits. Besides contributing both in prose and verse to the Analytical and Critical Reviews and the British and Monthly Magazines, and other periodicals, he wrote a large number of works relating chiefly to medical and religious subjects.

In 1794 John Good became a member of the British Pharmaceutical Society, and in that connection, and especially by the publication of his work, "A History of Medicine" (1795), he did much to effect a greatly needed reform in the profession of the apothecary. In 1795 the London Medical Society awarded him their Fothergillian gold medal. In 1820, he took the diploma of M.D. at Marischal College, University of Aberdeen. He died at Shepperton, Middlesex, on 2 January 1827.

Good was not only well versed in classical literature, but was acquainted with the principal European languages, and also with Persian, Arabic and Hebrew. His prose works display wide erudition, but their style is dull and tedious. His poetry never rises above pleasant and well-versified commonplace. His translation of Lucretius, "The Nature of Things" (1805-1807), contains elaborate philological and explanatory notes, together with parallel passages and quotations from European and Asiatic authors. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Published by Collins and Hannay
City: New York
Year: 1827
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated fifth American edition, "reprinted from the last London edition, greatly improved and enlarged."

This antique set is bound in full brown leather, with a gilt-lettered red leather spine labels. These former library books show external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to the covers, cracking along the spine edges, and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. A pair of spine labels are detaching. The bindings are firm. The antique bookplate of The Wadsworth Library of Geneseo, New York is affixed to the front pastedowns; library attachments appear on the rear endpapers. The title pages have blind stamps and library notations in ink. The pages are foxed.
Lot 4022

$20

Title: Makers of History: Gaspard de Coligny (Marquis de Chatillon) Admiral of France; Colonel of French Infantry; Governor of Picardy, Ile de France, Paris, and Havre
Author: Walter Besant - Sir Walter Besant (14 August 1836 – 9 June 1901), was a novelist and historian. William Henry Besant was his brother, and another brother, Frank, was the husband of Annie Besant.

The son of a merchant, he was born at Portsmouth, Hampshire and attended school at St Paul's, Southsea, Stockwell Grammar, London and King's College London. In 1855, he was admitted as a pensioner to Christ's College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1859 as 18th wrangler. After a year as Mathematical Master at Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire and a year at Leamington College, he spent 6 years as professor of mathematics at the Royal College, Mauritius. A decline in health compelled him to resign, and he returned to England and settled in London in 1867. From 1868 to 1885 he held the position of Secretary to the Palestine Exploration Fund. In 1871, he was admitted to Lincoln's Inn.

In 1868 he published Studies in French Poetry. Three years later he began his collaboration with writer James Rice. Among their joint productions are Ready-money Mortiboy (1872), and the Golden Butterfly (1876), both, especially the latter, very successful. This association was ended by the death of Rice in 1882. Thereafter Besant continued to write voluminously by himself, his main novels being All in a Garden Fair (which Rudyard Kipling credited in Something of Myself with inspiring him to leave India and make a career as a writer), Dorothy Forster (his own favorite), Children of Gibeon, and All Sorts and Conditions of Men. The two latter belonged to a series in which he endeavored to arouse the public conscience to the hardship among the poorest classes of cities. In this crusade Besant had considerable success, the establishment of The People's Palace in the East of London being one result. In addition to his fiction, Besant wrote largely on the history and topography of London. His plans for this topic were left unfinished: among his books on this subject is London in the 18th Century.

Besant was a freemason, joining the Lodge of Harmony in Mauritius in 1862. He became Master of Marquis of Dalhousie Lodge, London in 1873, having joined in 1869. He was one of the founders of the first Masonic research lodge, Quatuor Coronati Lodge No 2076, of which he was the first treasurer from 1886.

He was treasurer of the 'Atlantic Union', an association which sought to improve social relations between Britons and Americans. He died in Frognal in London on 9 June 1901, aged 64.

[Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Merrill and Baker
City: New York
Year: 1879
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 232 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: Gaspard de Coligny, Seigneur de Châtillon (16 February 1519 – 24 August 1572) was a French nobleman and admiral, best remembered as a disciplined Huguenot leader in the French Wars of Religion.

[Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in red cloth covers with darker stamped red ornamentation and stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. There is some rubbing and sunning concentrated at the corners and edges. The binding is solid.

The endpapers are lightly soiled. The bookplate of Hale Library in South Groveland, Massachusetts is affixed to the front pastedown. The pages are clean with mild age toning. This work includes two genealogical appendices.
Lot 4023

$35

Title: The Character and Blessedness of a diligent and faithful Servant: A Sermon Delivered at Brookfield, October 19, 1779, at the Funeral of the Honorable Jedediah Foster, Esquire, One of the Justices of the Superior Court in the State of Massachusetts; Who died October 17, 1779, Aetat. 53.
Author: Nathan Fiske
Publisher: Printed by Bennett Wheeler
City: Providence, Rhode Island
Year: c. 1779
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 30 pages plus appendix
Width: 4.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique pamphlet is disbound. The half-title page and final appendix page are detached; both show edge wear/loss not affecting the text. The sewn binding is weakened along the lower half of the spine. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered light spotting/foxing, mostly in the margins.
Lot 4024

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique English history volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Granger's "A Biographical History of England, from the Revolution to the End of George I's Reign," (1806, vols.1-3, first volume has tear to title page, second has loose front board, third has loose front board and detached title page), "Select Speeches of the Right Honorable William Windham, and the Right Honorable William Huskisson: with Preliminary Biographical Sketches," (lacks spine, boards detached), "Memoirs of the Court of King Charles the First," (front board loose, spine separating), and "Letters written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Standhope, Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden," (vols. 1-2,4 present. v.1: boards detached, multiple separations of text block, appears to lack frontispiece, v.2: front board detached, title pages detached, vol.4: front board detached, multiple separations of text block).


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Lot 4025

$40

Title: The Law-Dictionary: Explaining the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Law, in Theory and Practice; Defining and Interpreting the Terms of Words of Art; And Comprising Copious Information, Historical, Political, and Commercial, on the Subjects of Our Law, Trade, and Government. Originally Compiled by Giles Jacob; And Continued by Him, and Other Editors, through Ten Editions; Now Greatly Enlarged and Improved, by Many Material Corrections, and Additions, from the Latest Statutes, Reports, and Other Accurate Publications
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Giles Jacob - Giles Jacob was a British legal writer whose works included a well-received law dictionary that became the most popular and widespread law dictionary in the newly independent United States. Jacob was the leading legal writer of his era, according to the Yale Law Library.

The literary works of Giles Jacob did not fare as well as his legal ones, and he feuded with the poet Alexander Pope both publicly and in literary form. Pope named Jacob as one of the dunces in his 1728 Dunciad, referring to Jacob as "the blunderbuss of the law". Jacob is remembered well for his legal writing, though not so much for his poetry and plays. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
, Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins - Sir Thomas Edlyne Tomlins was an English legal writer.


Born in London on 4 January 1762, he was the eldest son of Thomas Tomlins (d. 1815), solicitor and clerk to the Company of Painter-Stainers, descended from the family of Tomlins in the neighbourhood of Ledbury in Herefordshire and of Hereford. Thomas Edlyne was admitted a scholar at St Paul's School, London on 21 September 1769. He matriculated at The Queen's College, Oxford, on 27 October 1778, and was called to the bar by the society of the Inner Temple in the Hilary term of 1783.

For some years Tomlins was editor of the St. James's Chronicle, a daily newspaper, and on 30 May 1801 he was appointed counsel to the chief secretary for Ireland. In the same year he became parliamentary counsel to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for Ireland, a post which he retained until the union of the British and Irish treasuries in 1816. He was knighted at Wanstead House on 29 June 1814, on the recommendation of the Duke of Wellington, and in 1818 was appointed assistant counsel to the treasury. In Hilary term 1823 he was elected a bencher of the Inner Temple, and in 1827 he filled the office of treasurer to the society. In January 1831, on the Whigs coming into office, he retired from his post in the treasury.

Tomlins died on 1 July 1841 at St. Mary Castlegate, York. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed by Andrew Strahan, Law Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, for T. Longman and 25 others
City: London
Year: 1797
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather set has detached boards (front board of the first volume, rear board of the second volume) and shows minor loss at the edges and corners of the rubbed/scuffed covers. The spines have raised bands and gilt-lettered red and black leather labels, with an antique paper library label at the center of each spine. The antique library bookplate of The Wadsworth Library, Geneseo, New York is affixed to the front pastedowns. "Atheneum Library" is written in ink over a number (also in ink) on the blank page opposite each blind-stamped title page. The title page of the first volume is attached to the detached front board, the final three pages of the second (including addenda and corrigenda) are attached to its rear board. The pages are clean and without markings. The entries appear in double columns.
Lot 4026

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the bound compilations of "The Guardian" shown in the corresponding images.

“The Guardian is a weekly journal of Politics, Literature, Education, and the Fine Arts, for Churchmen and Churchwomen, dealing with the Ecclesiastical and many of the secular sides of social and industrial activity. Whilst Ecclesiastical and Political subjects are treated from a definite Church standpoint, its Correspondences columns are open to all shades of opinion. Special reports are given of all important matters connected with the Church and Education.” – from an advert in the Newspaper Press Directory, Volume 60, 1905.

These volumes (1875-1878), each measuring approximately 12" x 16 1/2", include reporting on a mission trip to Uganda, Ottoman history, and a railway accident at Shipton.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display some age/wear indications, including wear along the extremities of the boards and spine cover, minor foxing and age toning, as well as minimal library markings and attachments consistent with use by a reserve (non-circulating) branch. In addition, the 1878 volume has detached boards.
Lot 4027

$90

Title: The Landscape Gardening and Landscape Architecture of the Late Humphry Repton, Esq. Being His Entire Works on These Subjects. A New Edition: With an Histocial and Scientific Introduction, a Systematic Analysis, a Biographical Notice, Notes, and a Copious Alphabetical Index.
Author: J. C. Loudon - John Claudius Loudon was a Scottish botanist, garden designer and cemetery designer, author and garden magazine editor.
Publisher: Printed for the Editor, and Sold by Longman & Co., and A. & C. Black
City: London
Year: 1840
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxi/619 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter black leather and marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners. This former library book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to the covers, and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. Narrow cracking can be seen along the front spine edge. The hinges are cracked. The antique bookplate of The Wadsworth Library of Geneseo, New York is affixed to the front pastedown; library attachments can be seen on the rear endpaper. The title page has a blind stamp and library notations in ink. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Humphry Repton and numerous textual illustrations.
Lot 4028

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique history volumes shown in the corresponding images. Among the titles in this lot are "A Visit to Europe in 1851" (1854, vol. 2 only, some spotting to exterior), and "The Present State of All Nations. Containing a Geographical, Natural, Commercial, and Political History of All the Countries in the Known World" (1768, 2nd edition, volumes 1-4, contains fold-out maps, spine on volume 1 is partially separated).


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Lot 4029

$60

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique theology books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are a first edition of "The Pleiad" by Francis Wrangham (Constable & Co., 1828), a first American edition of "lectures on the Catechism of the Protestant Episcopal Church" by Thomas Secker (Isaac N. Whiting, 1835), a first U.S. edition of "Elements of Dogmatic History" by William Muenscher (A.H. Maltby, 1830), and "A Practical Treatise on the Ordinary Operations of The Holy Spirit" by Rev. G.S. Faber. It should be noted that many of these volumes exhibit detached/detaching spine covers and boards, in addition to foxing.

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Lot 4030

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique essays & literary history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Tupper's "Complete Works, volume II: An Author's Mind, Miscellaneous Essays, Probabilities," (Butler, 1851) and "The Miscellaneous Works of William Hazlitt," (Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1845-1848 , first American edition, complete in five volumes).


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Some of these volumes may have library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 4031

$35

Details: This lot consists of the antique photographs and estate ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Present are over 75 pieces, including illustrations of Brussels, Milan, Chicago, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Constantinople, and other international cities; a ciphering book from 1803; postcards and greeting cards; a small diary from 1936 that is partially complete with entries; loose pages from a scrapbook; a movie still from 1943 of Grabaldi and Rosen; and an aerial photograph from 1936 depicting the collision of two freight trains in Danville, Illinois.

The numerous photographs in this lot depict wildlife, farms and gardens, automobiles, industrial subjects, people in period dress, European cities, and what appear to be villages in the Alps. Photos range in size from 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" to 10" x 8 1/4". Some older photographs are mounted on cardboard. Most of these pieces date from the 1930s and 1940s, but some are from the nineteenth century. Of particular note are a photo of a woman ("Fannie Wallace," as written on the back) in a nineteenth century factory and a photo of an all-female class or sports team, also from the nineteenth century. The women in the front row of this photograph are holding what appear to be wooden pins.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces display some age/wear indications, which may include fading, curling, tide markings, creasing, and minor loss at the extremities.
Lot 4032

$30

Title: Incidents and Events in the Life of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard. Collected from Personal Narrations and Other Sources and Arranged by His Nephew, Henry E. Hamilton.
Author: Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard - Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (August 22, 1802 in Windsor, Vermont – September 14, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American fur trader, insurance underwriter and land speculator. Hubbard first arrived in Chicago on October 1, 1818 as a voyageur. He went on to build Chicago's first stockyard and help foment a land boom for Chicago in the East. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Editor: Henry E. Hamilton
Publisher: Rand McNally
City: Chicago
Year: 1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 189 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine and front cover. There is rubbing and spotting to the external corners and edges. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with brown endpapers. The armorial bookplate of George Merryweather is affixed to the front pastedown. Another former owner's bookplate is affixed to the verso of the front flyleaf. A frontispiece portrait depicts Hubbard. The pages are clean with mild age toning, heaviest in the margins. An Underwriter's Memorial is included at the end of the text.
Lot 4033

$35

Title: The Theory and Practice of Surveying; Containing All the Instructions Requisite for the Skillful Practice of This Art. With a New Set of Accurate Mathematical Tables
Author: Robert Gibson
Editor: James Ryan
Publisher: Published by Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1834
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 248/16/62/100 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is stated to be an edition "newly arranged, improved, and enlarged, with useful selections by James Ryan."

This antique full-leather volume shows significant loss to its spine cover. The front and rear covers display mild rubbing and minor loss at the corners of the boards. The front hinge is weak, with board beginning to detach. The antique bookplate of The Wadsworth Library of Geneseo, New York appears on the front pastedown; library attachments can be seen on the rear endpaper. One blank preliminary is detached. The title page is blind stamped. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece offering depictions of surveying instruments and offers a great number of tables. There are fourteen fold-out engraved plates at the rear of the volume.
Lot 4034

$35

Title: The Blessedness of a fixed Heart grounded upon truly religious Principles: Illustrated in a Discourse On P S A L. cxii. 7. Delivered Feb 24. 1760. The Lord's-Day after the Funeral of Henry Flynt, Esq; Who deceased Feb. 13. AEtatis 85. Having been a Tutor 55, and a Fellow of the Corporation of Harvard-College 60 Years.
Author: Nathaniel Appleton - Nathaniel Appleton (9 December 1693 – 9 February 1784) was a Congregational minister.

Appleton was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts. He was educated at Harvard, taking his degree in 1712, studied theology, and was ordained on 9 October 1717, succeeding William Brattle as Congregational minister. From 1717 to 1779 he was one of the corporation of Harvard University. He published sermons and occasional discourses. He died, aged 90, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

[Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Printed and Sold by Fowle & Draper
City: Boston
Year: 1760
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 25 pages
Width: 5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique pamphlet is disbound. The sewn binding is weakened along the lower third of the spine. There is moisture marking and scattered spotting to the half-title page, as well as institutional notation in pencil. The text pages show moderate age toning.
Lot 4035

$10

Book Details: This lot consists of the bound compilations of "The Guardian" shown in the corresponding images.

“The Guardian is a weekly journal of Politics, Literature, Education, and the Fine Arts, for Churchmen and Churchwomen, dealing with the Ecclesiastical and many of the secular sides of social and industrial activity. Whilst Ecclesiastical and Political subjects are treated from a definite Church standpoint, its Correspondences columns are open to all shades of opinion. Special reports are given of all important matters connected with the Church and Education.” – from an advert in the Newspaper Press Directory, Volume 60, 1905.

These volumes (January-June, 1879; 1880 in two parts; and July-December, 1883), each measuring approximately 12" x 16 1/2", include reporting on the Anglo-Zulu War in Africa, Midland Railway Guard Strike, and an accident of the HMS Thunderer.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display some age/wear indications, including wear along the extremities of the boards and spine cover, minor foxing and age toning, as well as minimal library markings and attachments consistent with use by a reserve (non-circulating) branch.
Lot 4036

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique European history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the following two volume sets: Durbin's "Observations in Europe, Principally in France and Great Britain" (Harper & Brothers, 1844, with fold out frontispiece map with close tear to one side), Stone's "Chronicles of Fashion, from the Time of Elizabeth to the Early Part of the Nineteenth Century, in Manners, Amusements, Banquets, Costume, &c." (Richard Bently, 1845, includes plates, front board of second volume is detached), Potter's "Archaeologia Graeca: or the Antiquities of Greece" (Printed for G. G. & J. Robinson, 1795, front board of first volume is taped, front board of second volume is detached).


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Lot 4037

$120

Title: Travels in Siberia: Including Excursions Northwards, Down the Obi, to the Polar Circle, and, Southwards, to the Chinese Frontier
Author: Georg Adolf Erman - Georg Adolf Erman was a German physicist.

Erman was born in Berlin as the son of Paul Erman. He studied natural science at the universities of Berlin and Königsberg, spent from 1828 to 1830 in a journey round the world, an account of which he published in "Reise um die Erde durch Nordasien und die beiden Ozeane" (1833-1848). The magnetic observations he made during his travels were utilized by Carl Friedrich Gauss in his theory of terrestrial magnetism. He was appointed professor of physics at Berlin in 1839, and died there in 1877. From 1841 to 1865 he edited the "Archiv für wissenschaftliche Kunde von Russland," and in 1874 he published, with H. J. R. Petersen, "Die Grundlagen der Gauss'schen Theorie und die Erscheinungen des Erdmagnetismus im Jahre 1829." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Translor: William Desborough Cooley - William Desborough Cooley was an Irish geographer. Discoveries by European explorers gradually showed that a number of his theories about Central Africa, though strongly held, were incorrect. In other controversies his position is now considered to have had some justification. His major contributions are now seen as relating to source criticism of historical records, the understanding of West Africa, and as a perceptive historian of globalisation. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Lea & Blanchard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1850
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This is a partial translation of Erman's "Reise um die Erde durch Nordasien und die beiden Ozeane" (1833-1848). The preface makes clear that the translated title, which indicates a travel around the world, was thought fitting as "the portion of it hitherto published does not extend beyond Siberia, and it may be assumed that the author would not have left his narrative so long unfinished, if he were not sensible that what he presented to the public was complete in itself, and lost none of its value by the suspension of his labors." It is furthermore stated that "In the earlier portion of this work -- the journey across Europe from Berlin to Tobolsk -- we have ventured to abrige the original, and have thus been enabled to give, within the limits of two volumes of moderate size, and without curtailment, the more novel and interesting part of our author's narrative."
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spines. These former library volumes show external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at the outside corners of the boards. An antique paper label can be seen in the upper half of the spines. The bindings are sound. The antique library bookplate of The Wadsworth Library of Geneseo, New York is affixed to the front pastedown; library attachments are visible on the rear endpaper. "Atheneum Library, Geneseo" and a number are written in ink on each front flyleaf. The title page is blind stamped. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing.
Lot 4038

$30

Title: Message of the Governor of North Carolina, to the General Assembly of the State, at the Commencement of the Session, November 16, 1835.
Author: David L. Swain - David Lowry Swain (January 4, 1801 – August 27, 1868) was the 26th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1832 to 1835. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Philo White, Printer to the State
City: Raleigh
Year: 1835
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 8 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Refers on p. 6 to the agitation in favor of a connection by railroad between the Ohio and the tide waters of the Carolinas and Georgia, and the effect its accomplishment would have on the state. Also refers to the report from the Petersburg Rail Road Company on the part of the line lying within the state.

Copies: NN, Streeter.
Condition / Notes: This antique pamphlet's sewn binding is solid. The original wrappers are present. The pages and wrappers show moderate age toning and light spotting, heaviest in the margins.
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