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Lot 4114

$42
Title: The Jungle Baby
Author: G. E. Farrow
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd (London)
Printing Year: c. 1906

Condition/Details: Bound in original green cloth spine with tan boards and a color pictorial label inset showing a bear hugging a small child, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature. The author tells the story of a little English boy living in India who escapes the watchful eye of his Ayah and encounters a tiger, a bear, an elephant, mongoose and a vicious snake. The work is illustrated with a color title page and 23 full-page chromolithographic plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to corners and edges. The book is solidly bound with clean pages and decorated endpapers (back endpaper has crayon drawing). The book measures approximately 4" x 6.75" and contains 46 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4115

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of children's literature books shown in the corresponding image. 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: $18.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4116

$55
Title: Famous Composers and Their Works
Editors: John Knowles Paine, Theodore Thomas & Karl Klauser
Publisher: J. B. Millet Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1891
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt embossing to spine and front cover, this antique set is a scarce musical reference work. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, in-text illustrations and engraved plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 9" x 11.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4117

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of U.S. Post Office original wrappers:

- United States Official Postal Guide - Dated July, 1921 by Government Printing Office (Washington) - fourth series, vol. 1, no. 1
- United States Official Postal Guide - Dated July, 1925 by Government Printing Office - fourth series, vol. 5, no. 1
- United States Official Postal Guide - Dated July, 1926 by Government Printing Office - fourth series, vol. 6, no. 1
- United States Official Postal Guide - Dated July, 1917 by Post Office Department (Washington) - third series, vol. 10, no. 1
- United States Official Postal Guide - Dated July, 1918 by Post Office Department - third series, vol. 11, no. 1
- United States Official Postal Guide - Dated July, 1943 by Post Office Department - fifth series, vol. 4, no. 1
- United States Official Postal Guide - Dated July, 1916 by Post Office Department - third series, vol. 9, no. 1
- Register of Money-Order Post Offices in the United States - Dated July 1, 1921 by Government Printing Office

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: $16.50
Lot 4118

$12
This lot includes the group of antique lottery tickets shown in the corresponding image. One ticket is labeled "Havana Scheme/ Shelby College Lottery of the State of Kentucky" and dated 1865, the second bears the title "Havana Plan" and is dated 1857. 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: $4.50
Lot 4119

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of books on collectibles/ reference shown in the corresponding image. 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: $25.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4120

$30
Title: Sign of the Four and A Scandal in Bohemia
Author: A. Conan Doyle
Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with elaborate bright gilt embossing, this antique work is a scarce single-volume edition of two landmark works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930). This book combines combines the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes and the first of the Holmes short stories published in the Strand Magazine. Holmes's much publicized drug habit is directly observed in both these texts. The work is illustrated with several plates. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Endpapers have light pencil writing. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 235 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4121

$14
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on "marranos":

- La expulsion de los judios de Espana by Valeriu Marcu - Dated 1945 by M. Gleizer (Buenos Aires)
- The History of Marranos by Cecil Roth - Dated 1932 by Jewish Publication Society of America (Philadelphia) - gilt embossing.
- The Marranos of Spain: From the Late 14th to the Early 16th Century by B. Netanyahu - Dated 1966 by American Academy for Jewish Research - gilt embossing.

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: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4122

$50
Title: Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman; Embracing a Correspondence of Several Years, While President of Wilberforce Colony, London, Canada West
Author: Austin Steward
Publisher: Author (Canandaigua, NY)
Printing Year: 1867

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with embossed decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce slave narrative. The work is illustrated with many engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with soiled covers and spine showing loss to head and foot, and tearing along front gutter. Binding is weak. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 360 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4123

$30
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on Jewish American history and culture shown in the corresponding image. 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: $25.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4124

$200
Title: L'evolution creatrice
Author: Henri Bergson
Publisher: Librairie Felix Alcan (Paris)
Printing Year: 1928 Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter cloth with bright gilt embossing and marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce work by French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941). The book provides an alternate explanation for Darwin's mechanism of evolution, suggesting that evolution is motivated by an Úlan vital, a "vital impetus" that can also be understood as humanity's natural creative impulse. The book was very popular in the early decades of the twentieth century, before the Neodarwinian synthesis was developed. The book is dedicated to French essayist and literary critic Frederic Lefevre (1889 - 1949). The inscription reads: "A Frederic Lefevre / en temoignage de haute estime et de / grande sympathie / H. Bergson." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 403 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4125

$26
This shelf lot includes the group of books on Native Americans shown in the corresponding image. 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: $19.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4126

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Asian photography / photography of Asia:

- Another Asia by Wim Melis - No year provided by Stichting Aurora Borealis / Noorderlicht - Photographs selected from the Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2006
- Zeitgenossische Fotokunst aus der Volksrepublik China - Dated 1997 by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Stadtische Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz / Kunsthalle Darmstadt - exhibition catalogue in wrappers
- Henri Cartier-Bresson en Inde by Cartier-Bresson & Vequaud - Dated 1985 by Centre Nationale de la Photograhie - exhibition catalogue in wrappers
- Milan Pitlach: Fotografie z Indie / Photographs from India - Dated 2000 by Narodni galerie v Praze - exhibition catalogue in wrappers, text in Czech and English
- Zooming into Focus: Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video from the Haudenschild Collection by Tina Yapelli - Dated 2003 by University Art Gallery, San Diego State University - exhibition catalogue in wrappers, rear corner bumped

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4127

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on women:

- The Glory of Woman, or Love, Marriage, and Maternity by Monfort B. Allen & Amelia C. McGregor - Dated 1896 by Monarch Book Company (Chicago) - decorative gilt embossing.
- Golden Thoughts on Mother, Home, and Heaven - Dated 1882 by E.B. Treat - decorative gilt embossing.
- Perfect Womanhood for Maidens, Wives, Mothers by Mary R. Melendy - Dated 1901 by K.T. Boland - decorative gilt embossing. Front cover detaching from spine.

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. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4128

$30
This lot includes the pair of framed autographed photographs of literary celebrities shown in the corresponding image. The photograph of James Michener bears his autograph in the upper right corner; that of Peter Carey is similarly located, and the picture shows the Australian novelist holding up a copy of "Oscar and Lucinda," the book for which he was awarded the Booker Prize in 1988. 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: $4.50
Lot 4129

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of literary titles shown in the corresponding image. 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: $18.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4130

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage Middle Eastern and African maps and atlases shown in the corresponding image. Among the maps being offered are a map of Iraqi State Railways, a map of the Arabian Peninsula showing the area of Arabian American Oild Co. Concession (drawn 1951, revised 1954), and a number of maps of French colonial territories. Some of these maps are in Arabic. Due to the high volume of material 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 material in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older material is more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4131

$45
This group of stamps and albums is part of a large philately collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique and vintage stamp lots. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.

This lot features the following items:

- "The Adventurer Album, Postage Stamps of the World" published in 1946, approximately 60% populated with stamps
- Album: "1941: A World at War" - includes original stamps
- Antique album hand-dated 1944 and hand-labeled inside, includes several dozen stamps from around the world
- "Worldwide Watermarks and Perforations," 1966,
some loose stamps and first day covers including limited edition Elvis

Condition/Details: These items were well cared for and are in pleasing condition, with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4132

$65
Title: The White House Gallery of Official Portraits of the Presidents
Publisher: Bureau of National Literature and Art
Printing Year: 1901

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather and green cloth with leather medallion with presidential seal pasted onto front cover, this antique folio presents the official portraits of the presidents as they hung in the White House, from Washington to McKinley. Each excellent photogravure is faced with tissue-guard. Opposite each illustration is a historical review of the life and administration of the President, written by a leading American. The unique feature of this edition is the color impression sketches, illustrating the historic associations in the life and administration of each president, which are on the pages with the essays. This is a limited edition, with each copy being numbered and registered (the copy number for this volume has been erased). McKinley's last speech is beautifully printed on rag paper, as the rest of the pages are, and is laid-in at the rear of the volume. Both boards of this book are detached. Text block is solidly bound with unmarked, age-toned pages. This unpaginated volume measures approximately 16.5" x 20.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4133

$14
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the Inquisition:

- History of the Inquisition, From its Establishment Till the Present Time by William Sime - Dated 1914 by Presbyterian Board of Publication and Sabbath-School Work - gilt embossing.
- The Spanish Inquisition by Cecil Roth - Dated 1964 by W.W. Norton Company, Inc. - gilt embossing.
- Los judios bajo la inquisicion en Hispanoamerica by Boleslao Lewin - Dated 1960 by Editorial Dedalo (Buenos Aires)
- Los chuetas y la inquisicion: Vida y muerte en el ghetto de Mallorca by Angela Selke - Dated 1972 by Taurus - wrappers.
- Torquemada by Howard Fast - Dated 1966 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. (Garden City) - stated first edition in dustjacket.
- Procesos inquisitoriales contra la familia judia de Juan Luis Vives by Miguel de la Pinta Llorente & Jose Maria de Palacio - Dated 1964 by Instituto Arias Montano (Madrid) - wrappers with folding flaps.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4134

$40
Title: Voices from the Spirit World, Being Communications from Many Spirits
Author: Isaac Post
Publisher: Charles H. McDonell, Printer (Rochester, NY)
Printing Year: 1852

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work of the Spiritualism Movement. The introduction is by Benjamin Franklin who discusses his own continuing experiments in the After World. The volume shows external age/wear, with minor soiling to covers and a 3.5" tear along front gutter. The is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7" and contains 256 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4135

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of Sociology and Anthropology books shown in the corresponding image. 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: $18.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4136

$70
Title: Illustrated Catalog of Pictures 1923
Publisher: Taber-Prang Art Company
Printing Year: 1923

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique oblong volume is a scarce trade catalogue of reproductions of paintings. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows external age/wear, with minor soiling and marginal dampstains to covers. Back cover shows loss of material along rear edge of spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show staining to fold and bottom edge. Letter from the publisher to client in response to order is laid in. The book measures approximately 13.5" x 9.75" and contains 248 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4137

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on world history:

- The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt: Prince of Adventures, and the most indomitable of lovers - Dated 1922, Privately printed for the Navarre Society Limited - complete two volume set with gilt embossing.
- Illustrious Personages of the Nineteenth Century by Henry P. Tappan - Dated 1853 by Stringer & Townsend - gilt embossing and gilt-edged pages. Spine slightly torn at top.
- My Country by Marie, Queen of Rumania - Dated 1916 by Hodder and Stoughton (London) - gilt embossing.
- Picture-Book for the French Red Cross by Edmund Dulac - Undated by Hodder and Stoughton (London)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4138

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

- Colonial Architecture of Antigua Guatemala by Sidney David Markman - Dated 1966 by American Philosophical Society - dustjacket in mylar cover
- In the Nature of Materials: The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright, 1887 - 1941 by Henry-Russell Hitchcock - Dated 1942 by Duell, Sloan and Pearce - Stated first edition in protective plastic cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4139

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of world history books shown in the corresponding image. 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: $20.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4140

$60
Title: Aunt Louisa's Fairy Legends Comprising Puss in Boots, Jack and the Bean Stalk, White Cat, Hare and Tortoise
Publisher: McLoughlin Bros.
Printing Year: c. 1872

Condition/Details: Bound in embossed brown cloth with large, brightly colored circular pastedown, this antique volume is a scarce early children's book. The work is illustrated with 24 full-page lustrous chromolithographs. The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners, minor loss to head and tail of spine, and a three-inch split along back gutter. There is staining to the back cover along the bottom edge. The book is solidly bound with foxed pages. The front endpaper and two text pages have approximately three-inch tears. Also, one color plate has a two-inch tear that enters the picture. One loose page has chipped edges. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 10.5". Each story is individually paginated.. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4141

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Judaica, in volumes bound with gilt embossing:

- Hispanismo de los sefardies levantinos by Mair Jose Benardete - Dated 1963 by Aguilar (Madrid)
- Dona Gracia Mendes: vida de una gran Mujer by Cecil Roth - Dated 1953 by Editorial Israel (Buenos Aires)
- Sinagogas espanolas: Con especial estudio de la de Cordoba y la Toledana de el transito by Francisco Cantera Burgos - Dated 1955 by Instituto Arias Montano (Madrid)
- Historia social politica y religiosa de los judios de Espana y Portugal by Jose Amador de los Rios - Dated 1960 by Aguilar

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4142

$50
Title: More about Teddy B. and Teddy G.: The Roosevelt Bears
Author: Seymour Eaton
Publisher: Edward Stern & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1907

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed boards with color pastedown depicting two bears in uniform playing flute and drum, this antique volume is a scarce sequel to the original book on the Roosevelt Bears. The work is illustrated by R. K. Culver and contains both in-text illustrations and color plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with chipping at the edges of covers and bumped corners. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11.25" and contains 186 pages plus 3 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4143

$30
This vintage collectible stamp group is part of a large philately collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique and vintage stamp lots. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.

Condition/Details: This lot features eight sets of U.S. Postal mini-album souvenir mint sets. Albums from the following years are included: 1971, 1972 (3 copies), 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1977. The stamps are present in each album and are uncirculated. These albums were well cared for and are in pleasing condition, with light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4144

$35
Title: Rochester and the Post Express: A History of the City of Rochester from the Earliest Times. The Pioneers and Their Predecessors - Frontier Life in the Genesee Country - Biographical Sketches - With a Record of the Post Express
Compiler: John Devoy
Publisher: Post Express Printing Company (Rochester, NY)
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of the city of Rochester, New York. The work is illustrated with in-text illustrations of the city and many photographs of its prominent citizens. The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along front gutter and tearing along rear gutter. Bumped corners show loss of material. Hinges are weak. Text block has age-toned pages that very occasionally show minor tears to edges. The name Otis M. Smith appears in the top right-hand corner of title-page. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12.25" and contains 286 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4145

$150
This shelf lot includes the group of books on turn-of-the-century collectibles shown in the corresponding image. 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: $25.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4146

$50
Title: Yonnondio, or Warriors of the Genesee: A Tale of the Seventeenth Century
Author: Wm. H. C. Hosmer
Publisher: Wiley & Putnam (Rochester, NY)
Printing Year: 1844 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, this antique volume is a scarce historical narrative in verse on the Seneca Indians. This work is inscribed by George W. Zorsch to Kay and Arch Merrill. The volume shows significant external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 7.5" and contains 239 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4147

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Pennsylvania:

- Early Philadelphia: Its People, Life and Progress by Horace Mather Lippincott - Dated 1917 by J. B. Lippincott Company - Limited
- Coatesville Steel Tanks and Boilers - No date provided by Coatesville Boiler Works - General Catalogue Number 24
- The Story of Kennett by Bayard Taylor - Dated 1903 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Illustrated, covers show soiling and sunning
- Polk's Coatesville (Pennsylvania) City Directory - Dated 1930 by R. L. Polk & Co. - Vol. 1930 - 31 VI
- Decoys of the Susquehanna Flats and Their Makers by J. Evans McKinney - Dated 1978 by Holly Press - Signed, in dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4148

$35
Title: Album of Views of the Trossachs
Publisher: Brown & Rawcliffe (Liverpool)
Printing Year: c. 1880

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique oblong volume is a scarce viewbook, part of the "Camera View Series." The work is illustrated with 9 photographs depicting scenes in eastern Scotland. The volume shows light external age/wear. Binding is cracking between front board and beginning of text block. Age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 12" x 8.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 4149

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of American Jewish Yearbooks from the first half of the twentieth-century shown in the corresponding image. 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: $19.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 4150

$225
Title: Ship of Fools
Author: Katherine Anne Porter
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press Book
Printing Year: 1962 Inscribed Stated First Edition with two signed 1962 postcards laid in

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow cloth with bright red lettering, this volume is a rare autographed first edition of this best-selling novel by American author Katherine Anne Porter (1890 - 1980). The author's inscription on half-title page reads: "For Mary Rackcliffe / Remembering the battle / of Pigeon Cove, but / We won! / Yours / Katherine Anne Porter / 4th April 1962." The postcard from Paris is addressed to Mrs. M. Douglas Rackcliffe and is dated 8 June 1962. Text reads as follows: "Dear Mary: Everything is as merry and beautiful as I hoped. My niece Ann is with me and we explore together or revisit places where I lived here once, and go to restaurants I knew, or find others for ourselves, and shop for perfume and rose jam and gloves and other delicious 'articles de Paris,' and loll (?) one breakfast in the splendid Old-fashioned Hotel. Off to Rome, Monday, 11 June, on to (illegible word) for a week, and so, too soon back to New York, she to her treadmill in Connecticut, I to mine in Washington. But this is our time! Love, Katherine Anne." Second postcard is dated 14 December 1962 and reads "Dear Mary, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I am joyously in Rome, footloose and fancy free - resting, resting, resting, resting ... ad infinitum. I didn't even expect to catch up on my sleep at the paltry 9 hours in 24 I am belting off, but its fun trying! Haven't called a soul - not even my publisher or translator, am just wandering around in tranced bliss by myself. I'll come to and let you know. Fondly, Katherine Anne." The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 497 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

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