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Lot 4189

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of books on pottery 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 4190

$40
Title: The Animals at the Fair
Author: E. Warde Blaisdell
Publisher: R. H. Russell Publisher
Printing Year: 1902 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth-backed pictorial boards, this antique oblong volume is a scarce work of children's literature. The work is illustrated with many in-text and full-page drawings by the author. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 12" x 9". 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 4191

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on South America:

- Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon by William Lewis Herndon & Lardner Gibbon - Dated 1854 by Robert Armstrong (Washington) - spine slightly torn near top.
- Mexican Frieze by Addison Burbank - Dated 1940 by Coward-McCann, Inc.
- Our Next-Door Neighbor: A Winter in Mexico by Gilbert Haven - Dated 1875 by Harper & Brothers - gilt embossing. front board 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: $8.50. 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 4192

$20
Title: The Mysterious Island
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1925 Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with pictorial pastedown, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this Verne classic. The work contains an illustrated title page and 9 bright full-page color plates by noted illustrator Newell Convers Wyeth. The volume shows external age/wear, with minor soiling and rubbing to covers. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Pictorial endpapers. Stamp appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 7.25" x 9.5" and contains 493 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 4193

$35
This shelf lot includes the very large group of Jewish 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: $30.50. 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 4194

$45
Title: Brainy Berries: A Night in a Crystal Cave
Author / Illustrator: T. Benjamin Faucett
Publisher: A. L. Burt Company Publishers
Printing Year: 1924 First edition in rare dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in beige cloth with pictorial pastedown to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature. The work is illustrated with color frontispiece and numerous black-and-white illustrations (several of which appear on green paper). The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with unmarked mildly age-toned pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket has light soiling, minor chipping and small tears along edges and folds, with one inch tear visible on rear edge of spine. Reverse of dustjacket has three small tape "repairs" in the upper half. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. Both dustjacket and title page bear circular mark indicating this title to be part of the "Moon Queen Series." The book measures approximately 6.25" x 8" and contains 67 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 4195

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of Native American 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: $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 4196

$16
Title: Farewell to Salonica: Portrait of an Era
Author: Leon Sciaky
Publisher: Current Books, Inc. A. A. Wyn, Publisher
Printing Year: 1946

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with black lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autobiography that is also the history of a city and the portrait of Macedonia at the turn of the century. "Leon Sciaky's earliest recollection is of the living room of his home in colorful Salonica, one side of which was proudly furnished with articles imported from England and France, while the other side, where the family instinctively congregated, was a luxurious mass of oriental couches, footstools and hangings. The room was a symbol of the polyglot city in which they lived. They themselves were descendants of Spanish Jews who emigrated to Turkey at the time of the Spanish Inquisition." (dustjacket text). The volume shows light external age/wear, with light soiling and spotting to covers. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. Previous owner's bookplate is on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.25" and contains 241 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 4197

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Jews of the U.K.:

- The Sephardim of England: A History of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Community, 1492-1951 by Albert M. Hyamson - Dated 1951 by Methuen & Co. LTD. (London)
- The Jews of Ireland: From Earliest Times to the Year 1910 by Louis Hyman - Dated 1972 by Irish University Press (Shannon) - dustjacket.
- The Alien Invasion: The Origins of the Aliens Act of 1905 by Bernard Gainer - Dated 1972 by Crane, Russak & Company, Inc. - dustjacket torn 2" down from front top right corner.
- El Libro de los Acuerdos: Being the Records and Accompts of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue of London, From 1663 to 1681 translated by Lionel D. Barnett - Dated 1931 by Oxford University Press - 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: $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 4198

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of history titles dedicated to U. S. Presidents:

- Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years by Carl Sandburg - Dated 1926 by Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. - 2 volumes, private library stamp on title pages
- Abraham Lincoln: The War Years by Carl Sandburg - Dated 1937 by Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. - 4 volumes, private library stamp on title pages
- The President's House: A History by William Seale - Dated 1986 by White House Historical Association/National Geographic Society - 2 volumes in slipcase
- The American Presidents: The Office and the Men by Frank N. Magill - Dated 1986 by Salem Press (Pasadena, CA) - three volumes in slipcase

These volumes are in excellent condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4199

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of Jewish art 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 4200

$55
Title: A Concise System of Instructions and Regulations for the Militia and Volunteers of the United States, Comprehending the Exercises and Movements of the Infantry, Light Infantry, and Riflemen; Cavalry and Artillery: Together with the Manner of Doing Duty in Garrison and in Camp, and the Forms of Parades, Reviews, and Inspections, as Established by Authority for the Government of the Regular Army
Author: Brevet Captain S. Cooper
Publisher: Robert P. Desilver (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1836 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with floral design, this antique volume is a scarce book of military tactics and regulations. The author, Samuel Cooper (1798 – 1876), was a career U.S. Army officer and the highest ranking Confederate general during the American Civil War. The work is divided into four parts that are separately paginated and illustrated with diagrams, charts and musical scores for drilling and other exercises. A preliminary page bears the signature of the Brigade Inspector of Rochester, New York. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Pasted to the front endpaper is a New York State General Order of 1839 noting the purchase of a number of copies of Cooper's work, and their subsequent distribution "...among the field officers and commandants of companies of the New - York militia."  The book measures approximately 4.75" x 7.25" and contains 122 / 44/ 35 / 91 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 4201

$175
This vintage stamp group is part of a large philatelic 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 hundreds of unused antique, vintage and modern stamp sheets. All of the postage in this lot is usable, face value totals approximately $300.00.

Condition/Details: These sheets 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: $8.50
Lot 4202

$30
Title: Nicodemus and the Goose
Author: Inez Hogan
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc.
Printing Year: 1945

Condition/Details: Bound in green, black, red and white pictorial paper-covered boards, this volume is a scarce work of children's literature featuring the adventures of the title character, a young African-American boy, and his family and friends. The work is illustrated with many color drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, with loss of cloth material to bottom of spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 7.75" and contains 42 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 4203

$45
This shelf lot includes the very large group of Jewish 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: $30.50. 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 4204

$110
Title: Woman in Sacred History: A Series of Sketches Drawn from Scriptural, Historical, and Legendary Sources
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher: J. B. Ford and Company
Printing Year: 1873 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt decoration and lettering, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this early text celebrating women. The work is illustrated with "twenty-five chromo-lithographs, after paintings by Raphael, Batoni, Horace, Vernet, Goodall, Landelle, Koehler, Portaels, Vernet-Lecomte, Baader, Merle, and Bounlanger and others; printed by Morocq, from stones executed by Jehenne, Paris." The volume has professionally reinforced spine and hinge and shows external age/wear, with bumped corners and fraying edges. The book is solidly bound and has age-toned pages with gilt edges. This volume also has pictorial endpapers. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12" and contains 400 pages. 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 4205

$130
This shelf lot includes the group of books on 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 4206

$70
Title: American Optical Company, 1833 - 1894: Illustrated Catalogue of Spectacles and Eyeglasses, in 8-K, 10-K and 14-K Gold, Platinum, Silver, Alumnico, Roman Alloy, German Silver, Filled Gold, Steel, Frameless, Etc., Etc.
Publisher: American Optical Company
Printing Year: c. 1894

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing to front cover, this antique volume is a rare nineteenth-century eyewear catalogue. The work is profusely illustrated with images of a great variety of glasses and lenses. The volume shows external age/wear, with frayed corners and chipping to the upper edge of rear board. Hinges are cracked. Text block has age-toned pages that are unmarked and bright. The book measures approximately 7" x 10.25" and contains 96 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 4207

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage titles on philosophy and anthropology:

- Return From Utopia by Richard Law - Dated 1950 by Faber and Faber (London) - signed in dustjacket.
- Ainu Creed and Cult by Neil Gordon Munro - Dated 1963 by Columbia University Press - dustjacket.
- Oriental Magic by Sayed Idries Shah - Dated 1957 by Philosophical Library - dustjacket.
- Fishing for Fish Not in the Pond by Robert W. McLaughlin - Dated 1930 by Commonwealth Press (Worcester) - gilt embossing.
- More Lives than One by Claude Bragdon - Dated 1938 by Alfred A. Knopf - stated first edition with 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: $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 4208

$80
Title: Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings - The Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation
Author: Joel Chandler Harris
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1881 First Edition, Second State

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering and decorative design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of this collection of animal stories, songs, and oral folklore, collected from Southern United States blacks. The work is illustrated by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser, and contains tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners and slightly frayed cover and spine edges. Spine is sunned. Binding is somewhat weak with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.75" and contains 231 pages plus 8 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 4209

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of books on silver 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: $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 4210

$200
Title: Cats in the Isle of Man
Author: Daisy Fellowes
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1929 Signed Limited Edition Inscribed to Mary Pickford

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing and beveled edges, this antique volume is a scarce novel by Daisy Fellowes (1890 - 1962), a celebrated 20th-century society figure, acclaimed beauty, minor novelist and poet, editor in chief of French Harper's Bazaar, fashion icon, and an heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune. It is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait by Marie Laurencin. This is copy 19 of 25 for presentation, from a run of 75 copies. The author's inscription to the famous Hollywood actress appears on half-title page and reads "To Mary Pickford / Sept. 18th 1929." The binding is in excellent condition. Hinge is cracked before half-title. Pages are clean and unmarked.  The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.75" and contains 257 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4211

$100
This large antique and vintage postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.

This lot features approximately 600 cards with real photo content, vintage and antique automobiles, Victorian lithograph finishes and other attractive design elements.

Condition/Details: These cards were well cared for and are in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications, older cards are more likely to exhibit signs of age and wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4212

$50
Title: The Merry Piper or the Magical Trip of the Sugar Bowl Ship
Author / Illustrator: Harold Gaze
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Printing Year: 1925 First U. S. Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brownish yellow cloth with bright red embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature. The work contains tissue-guarded color frontispiece, black-and-white illustrations, is complete with all seven color plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Previous owner's color bookplate is pasted onto preliminary page. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 8.5" and contains 247 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 4213

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

- Wooden Synagogues by Maria & Kazimierz Piechotka - Dated 1959 by Arkady (Warsaw) - dustjacket.
- Miniatures and Silhouettes of Early American Jews by Hannah R. London - Dated 1970 by Charles E. Tuttle Company (Rutland) - in dustjacket and slipcase.
- Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica by Isaiah Shachar - Dated 1981 by Israel Museum (Jerusalem) - wrappers.
- Art in the Jewish Tradition by Silvio G. Cusin - Dated 1963 by Adei-Wizo (Milan) - 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: $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 4214

$50
Title: Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition during the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842
Author: Charles Wilkes
Publisher: Lea and Blanchard
Printing Year: 1845 Volume IV

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine and front cover, this antique volume is a scarce work whose first half is devoted to the Hawaiian islands, while the remaining portion is on the Oregon Territory, with smaller sections on the Willamette Valley, Walla Walla, Puget Sound and the Okanogan, the native tribes of Oregon's interior, and the loss of the Peacock.  The work is illustrated with many in-text drawings and maps, including a frontispiece fold-out "Map of the Hawaiian Group and Sandwich Islands." The volume shows age/wear, with bumped corners, small gash to one edge of back cover and peeling of cloth to head and foot of spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing and occasional staining. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.75" and contains 539 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 4215

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage 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 4216

$8
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literary titles:

- The Works of Laurence Sterne M. A. - Dated 1794 by P. Byrne (Dublin) - Volume VI & VII, bound in leather with gilt embossing to spines. Volume VII lacks spine label
- The Personal History of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens - No date provided by Chapman & Hall, Ld. (London) - Volume I "with the original illustrations." Introduction and notes by Andrew Lang

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
Lot 4217

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on architecture and interior design:

- The Practical Book of Early American Arts and Crafts by Harold Donaldson Eberlein & Abbot McClure - Dated 1916 by J.B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)
- The Practical Book of Furnishing the Small House and Apartment by Edward Stratton Holloway - Dated 1922 by J.B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)
- Manor Houses and Historic Homes of Long Island and Staten Island by Harold Donaldson Eberlein - Dated 1928 by J.B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)
- Colonial Architecture For Those About to Build by Herbert C. Wise & H. Ferdinand Beidleman - Dated 1913 by J.B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)

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: $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 4218

$175
Title: A Warrior Who Fought Custer
Author: Thomas B. Marquis
Publisher: Midwest Company (Minneapolis)
Printing Year: 1931

Condition/Details: Bound in orange cloth with bright yellow lettering, this antique volume is a scarce oral history of the Native Americans involved at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. The "author's" statement reads as follows: "The Indian story of Custer's last battle has never been told, except in a few fragmentary interviews that have been distorted into extravagant fiction. There were no white men survivors of that most thrilling of American frontier tragedies, so the veteran hostile red warriors have exclusive possession of the key to the mystery as to how it happened. The present author, sixty-one years old and a resident of Montana throughout the past forty-one years, decided in 1922 to apply himself at probing into this matter. He served a few months as agency physician for the Northern Cheyennes, a tribe allied with the Sioux in the annihilation of Custer. Since then, the investigator has been in close association with these Indians. He has learned the old-time plains Indian sign-talk to a degree enabling him to dispense with interpreters, except in rare instances. He has held out continual invitation for Custer-battle veteran warriors to visit his home, partake of his food and smoke his tobacco. After a long siege, they began to come. Later, they began to talk, but only a little. Still later, after they found out that this ingratiating white man was not scheming to entrap them into fatal admissions, they told the whole story. Not only did they answer all questions, but they added spontaneous information concerning every detail of the battle and of the entire hostile Indian movements during that eventful summer of 1876. Sixteen hundred of these Montana Cheyennes were with the Sioux horde in the battle camps be side the Little Bighorn river. All of the Sioux were settled soon afterward in the Dakotas, and they stayed there. The Cheyennes were located on a reservation in the heart of the region where had been the conflicts. During the subsequent more than fifty years they have viewed over and over the central historic spots. Thus they have kept their memories fresh or have kept each other prompted into true recollections. This advantageous condition has rendered them the best of first-hand authorities. Up to late 1930, seventeen Cheyennes who were adult warriors at Custer battle were yet alive. Wooden Leg became the author's favorite narrator. It seemed that his lifetime biography should surround his special battle story, so that readers might learn what kind of people were the hostile Indians of that day. Hour after hour, on scores of different occasions in recent years, the elderly white man doctor has sat enthralled by the well-connected and vivid sign-talk recountings of this companion so congenial. Wooden Leg's gestures often were supplemented by his dainty pencil drawings and by his sketched maps papers now treasured as precious documents. A few stray English words from his extremely scant vocabulary of them were besprinkled through the efforts at full expression. The principal story-tellers statements of essential facts have been amalgamated with those of his fellow tribesmen who fought as companions with him. Groups of them, with him as the leader, took the author many times into assemblage. Thus all points of importance have been checked and corroborated or corrected."

The work is illustrated with many photographs and two area maps. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.75" and contains 384 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 4219

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of books on New York State 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: $22.50. 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 4220

$22
Title: Drums
Author: James Boyd
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1928 First Edition Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright pictorial pastedown, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this classic by James Boyd. The work contains an illustrated title page and 9 bright full-page color plates by noted illustrator Newell Convers Wyeth. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Pictorial endpapers offer view of the armed men marching through woods. The book measures approximately 7.25" x 9.5" and contains 409 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 4221

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Jews in Mexico - private oblong binding of several articles related to Jews and Jewish culture in Mexico, gilt embossing.
- Nuevos antecedentes para una historia de los judios en Chile colonial by Gunter Bohm - Dated 1963 by Editorial Universitaria S.A. - gilt embossing.
- The Jews in the New Spain: Faith, Flame, and the Inquisition by Seymour B. Liebman - Dated 1970 by University of Miami Press (Coral Gables) - dustjacket.
- Los israelitas en America Precolombina by George Ypsilanti de Moldavia - Dated 1962 by Managua - gilt embossing.
- Los judios en America: Sus actividades en los Virreinatos de Nueva Castilla y Nueva Granada S. XVII by Lucia Garcia de Proodian - Dated 1966 by Seminario de Estudios Americanistas de la Universidad de Madrid - wrappers with folding flaps.
- La Familia Carvajal by Alfonso Toro - Dated 1944 by Editorial Patria - bound in three-quarter leather with gilt embossing and raised bands.

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 4222

$350
Title: Ben-Hur: A Tale of Christ
Author: Lew. Wallace
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1880 Inscribed

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce signed edition of this classic work of historical fiction by lawyer, governor, Union general, statesman and author Lew Wallace (1827 -1905). The author's inscription appears on the dedication page and reads simply "Very truly, Lew Wallace." The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages and marbled endpapers. The book is preserved in plastic cover. Original slipcase is quite worn and set inside elegant light brown cloth-bound case with maroon spine label presenting title, author and year of publication in gilt lettering. The book measures approximately 5" x 7" and contains 560 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 4223

$24
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on Jewish 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: $30.50. 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 4224

$50
Title: Men Worth While, Series of Cartoons, Rochester
Publisher: Rochester Herald
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Ribbon-bound in suede leather with bright gilt embossing to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of cartoon portraits of prominent businessmen of Rochester, New York. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 9.5" x 12". 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 4225

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of books on collectible rugs 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: $22.50. 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 4226

$35
Title: The Dog Star : A Novel
Author: Donald Windham
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1950 Stated first edition signed by author

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with bright silver lettering, this volume is a scarce edition of an early work by American novelist and memoirist Donald Windham (b. 1920). The novel was completed during the first of Windham’s many trips to Italy, received critical acclaim in Europe and was considered by Thomas Mann as the finest American novel of 1950; however, the novel met with little success in the United States. The author's signature appears on a preliminary page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Mylar-covered illustrated dustjacket is intact and wear and small tears to extremities. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.75" and contains 221 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.

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