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Lot 1001

$200

Title: Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
Author: J. M. Barrie - Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in "The Little White Bird"), then to write "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up," a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularizing the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this novel, with statement "Published December, 1906" on copyright page.




Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design depicting infant riding ram appears on front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to covers and minor loss at foot of spine and lower outside corners. Binding is sound. Title page displays foxing. Pages exhibit occasional smudging at margins and sporadic light foxing. Work is illustrated with 50 full-page color plates with captioned tissue guards. Plates and vignettes are by noted English illustrator Arthur Rackham.
Lot 1002

$600

Title: Plan topographique et raisonne de Paris: ouvrage utile au citoyen et a l'etranger. Dedie et presentee a Monseigneur Le Duc de Chevreuse, Gouverneur de Paris
Author: J. J. Pasquier, Louis Denis - Louis Denis was a French engraver, cartographer and publisher.
Publisher: Pasquier
City: Paris
Year: 1765
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 149 + 34 pages plus 2 pages of "approbation"
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce stated second edition of this rare work of 18th-century cartography, considered the first guide to Paris.



Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. Front and rear covers have gilt borders. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and loss of material at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges tinted red. Antique armorial bookplate appears on front pastedown. Front flyleaf and title page have detached lower half. Engraved pages are clean and bright. Work contains numerous well-preserved fold-out maps and is illustrated with a number of vignettes. There are 17 double-page and 6 single-page maps, in addition to a hand-colored geographical map of Paris and its suburbs, a fold-out partially-colored "general map" of the city (dated 1765), with Seine colored blue and major buildings/sites colored red, and a large fold-out map of the archbishopric of Paris (1763), with color outlines. This book also presents alphabetical tables of the main hotels and streets, as well as a table for messengers and coaches. There is also a section intended to aid the reader in the use of the guide, entitled "Methode facile pour faire usage du plan topographique et raisonne de Paris en voulant passer d'un quartier a un autre."
Lot 1003

$110

Title: Les vies des hommes illustres grecs et romains. Comparees l'une avec l'autre par Plutarque de Chaeronee: Translatees par M. Iaques Amyot conseiller du Roy, &c. par lui revues & corrigees. Avec les vies d'Annibal & Scipion l'Africain, traduites de Latin en Francois par Charles de l'Ecluse. Plus les vies d'Epaminodas, de Philippus de Macedonie, de Dionisius l'aisne tyran de Sicile, d'Auguste Caesar, de Plutarque & de Senecque. Item les vies des excellens Chefs de guerre, escrites par Aemylius Probus. Avec amples sommaires sur chacune vie: annotations morales en marge, chronologie, divers indices & les vives effigies des hommes illustres. Le tout recueille & dispose par S. G. S.
Author: Plutarch - Plutarch then named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist, known primarily for his "Parallel Lives and Moralia." He is considered today to be a Middle Platonist.
Editor: Jacques Amyot
Publisher: Pierre Bertault
City: Paris
Year: 1604
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce 17th-century edition of Jacques Amyot's classical translation of "Plutarch's Lives," with translation of the lives of Hannibal and Scipio the African by Charles de l'Ecluse.



Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with rubbing to spines and peeling at top of spine of first volume. Bindings are firm. Pages display sporadic light foxing and faint water markings. Work is illustrated with vignette portraits (medallion profiles).
Lot 1004

$150

Title: Confederate Veteran: Published Monthly in the Interest of Confederate Veterans and Kindred Topics
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The National Historical Society
City: Harrisburg
Year: 1986
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 40 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a reprint of the original monthly publication, published in Nashville, Tenn., between the years 1893-1932.



Volumes are bound in gray cloth with bright gilt-lettered blue spine labels. Books are in excellent condition. Work is profusely illustrated with photos.
Lot 1005

$275

Title: Aesop's Fables with Instructive Morals and Reflections Abstracted from All Party Considerations, Adapted to All Capacities; And Design'd To Promote Religion, Morality, and Universal Benevolance. Containing Two Hundred and Forty Fables with a Cut Engrav'd on Copper to Each Fable. And Life of Aesop Prefixed. By Mr. Richardson
Author: Aesop - Aesop was a Greek writer credited with a number of popular fables. Older spellings of his name have included Esop(e) and Isope. Although his existence remains uncertain and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. In many of the tales, animals speak and have human characteristics.

Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. A later tradition (dating from the Middle Ages) depicts Aesop as a black Ethiopian. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included several works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs.
Editor: Samuel Richardson
Publisher: Printed for J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes, W. Clarke, & R. Collins and 10 others
City: London
Year: circa 1770
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [ii], xxxiii, [3], 192 pages plus 22 leaves of plates
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique full-leather volume lacks rear board and has detached front board. Spine cover displays cracking and loss at top and bottom. Blank preliminary page, with old signatures, is detached. Text block is intact. Verso of frontispiece has faint water markings at outside corners. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. Work is illustrated with title page vignette and 22 leaves of plates with ten vignettes per leaf. This volume includes index.
Lot 1006

$45

Title: Fox in Socks
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel - Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.
Geisel published 46 children's books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat," "The Lorax," "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish," "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins," "Fox in Socks," "The King's Stilts," "Hop on Pop," "Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose," "Horton Hatches the Egg," "Horton Hears a Who!," and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!". His works have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical and four television series. He won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 for "Horton Hatches the Egg" and again in 1961 for "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street." Geisel also worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Flit and Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for PM, a New York City newspaper. During World War II, he worked in an animation department of the United States Army, where he wrote "Design for Death," a film that later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
He was a perfectionist in his work and would sometimes spend up to a year on a book. It was not uncommon for him to throw out 95% of his material until he settled on a theme for his book. For a writer he was unusual in that he preferred to be paid only after he finished his work rather than in advance.
Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

Publisher: Beginner Books / Random House
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 61 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing, with correct list of titles on rear panel of dust jacket. (Younger & Hirsh 24)



Volume is bound in glossy color pictorial boards. Book shows light external wear, with minor bumping and/or loss at bottom of spine and lower right corner of front board. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Price-clipped dust jacket exhibits light shelfwear.
Lot 1007

$80

Title: Navajo Taboos
Author: Ernie Bulow
Publisher: Buffalo Medicine Books
City: Gallup, New Mexico
Year: 1991
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 216 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by both the author, Tony Hillerman (who has contributed a foreword) and illustrator Ernest Franklin. Signatures appear on front flyleaf, under original color drawing of a wolf by Franklin.



Volume and illustrated dust jacket are in excellent condition.
Lot 1008

$600

Book Details: This lot includes the rare Cuban book shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a scarce photo album commemorating the voyage of the ship that was used to transport the fighters of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba in 1956 for the purpose of overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista. The album was published in Cuba and shows pictures of all those that died in the operation, as well as the heroes of the Revolution in a most pictorial fashion. The book begins with 27 pictures of those who died, each one being named a "martir." This edition of the album was distributed among the surviving members. The backgrounds of the pictures show vignettes of the actual conflict that would lead to the eventual overthrow of Batista's government. Following the martyrs are 54 pictures of those who survived, again against similar backgrounds. Included in this last group are pictures of Fidel and Raul Castro, as well as of a very young Ernesto "Che" Guevara. The title page details the particulars of the expedition (points of departure/arrival, number of crew, size of the vessel, length of voyage) that set out from Texpan, Mexico on November 25, 1956. Also imprinted on the title page is the statement that proceeds from this album will go to the building of a vault for the martyrs of the "Granma" (which is today exhibited in the Granma Memorial adjacent to the Museo de la Revolucion in Havana). It is rumored that a copy of this was buried with each deceased revolutionary, leaving few copies still in existence.




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Condition / Notes: This small oblong volume, measuring approximately 6.25" x 4.25", is bound in black leather with four silver metal tips that appear on the outside corners of covers. Book shows external wear, with creasing to covers and minor flaking at edges and at corners. Title page has chipping at edges. Pages exhibit faint water markings to lower outside corner of a number of versos. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.
Lot 1009

$225

Title: Hunting Trips of a Ranchman: Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains
Author: Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1885
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/318 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is copy number 147 of 500 of the Medora edition.



Antique volume is bound in original brown buckram with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers, tear across bottom of spine and small tears to rear spine edge. Minor loss of material can be seen at lightly-bumped outside corners. Binding is firm. Pages display occasional (faint) smudging at margins. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of author, plates with captioned tissue guards, and a number of vignettes. Illustrations are by A. B. Frost, R. Swain Gifford, J.C. Beard, Fannie E. Gifford, and Henry Sandham.
Lot 1010

$140

Title: The Book of Colt Firearms
Author: R. L. Wilson
Publisher: Blue Book Publications, Inc.
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Year: 1993
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: `xv/604 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: "This carefully scoped, no-expense-spared landmark work is a necessary volume for the collector, the researcher, the historian, the curator, the shooter or hunter, the arms dealer, or the interested layman. In one 616-page volume is the fascinating story of the gunmakers and engravers, promoters and industrialists who made and sold the products which have met the needs of the armed forces and peace officers, miners and explorers, gamblers and gunfighters, cowboys and ranchers, and the good, the bad and the ugly from the old West - as well as hunters and target shooters, wild west show performers, and shooters of the silver screen and TV." (from front-flap text)
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in dark gray cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Bright seal in gold appears on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Work is lavishly illustrated with color photos and b&w photos and drawings. This edition contains a bibliography, a historical outline of the Colt Firearms Company, a general index, and an index of models.
Lot 1011

$25

Title: History of Windsor County, Vermont, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Author: Frank R. Holmes, Lewis Cass Aldrich
Publisher: D. Mason & Co., Publishers
City: Syracuse
Year: 1891
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1005 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and discoloration to rear cover. Small dent with loss can be seen to rear fore edge. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with (tissue-guarded) portraits of prominent members of Windsor County.
Lot 1012

$45

Title: Le paradis perdu de Milton: poeme heroique traduit de l'anglois. Avec les remarques de Mr. Addisson
Author: John Milton - John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.

He was a scholarly man of letters, a polemical writer, and an official serving under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval in England, and his poetry and prose reflect deep convictions and address many urgent contemporary issues, such as his treatise condemning licensing (pre-publication censorship), Areopagitica. He wrote in Latin and Italian as well as in English, and had an international reputation during his lifetime. After his death, Milton's critical reception oscillated, a state of affairs that continued through the centuries. At an early stage he became the subject of partisan biographies, such as that of John Toland from the nonconformist perspective, and a hostile account by Anthony à Wood. Samuel Johnson wrote unfavourably of his politics as those of "an acrimonious and surly republican"; but praised Paradise Lost "a poem which, considered with respect to design may claim the first place, and with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind". William Hayley's 1796 biography called him the "greatest English author". He remains generally regarded "as one of the preeminent writers in the English language and as a thinker of world importance."


Publisher: Cailleau; Brunet, Fils; Bordelet; Henry
City: Paris
Year: 1729
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 4" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These are the first two volumes of a three-volume French-language edition of John Milton's "Paradise Lost."



Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering & ornamental designs to spines. Books show external wear, with rubbing to covers and loss at top/bottom of spines. Bindings are firm. Volumes have marbled endpapers. Markings in ink appear on preliminary blank pages. Previous owner's markings appear on title pages. Pages exhibit light foxing. Work is illustrated with vignettes.
Lot 1013

$40

Details: There are five items in this lot of antique collectibles. First is a pair of hand-painted porcelain salt cellars, made at La Porcelaine Limousine Factory in Limoges, France between 1905 and 1930. Another piece ofhand-painted Limoges porcelain is a ewer made by Tressemanes & Vogt in the 1890s. It is 7.25" tall, and decorate with a springtime motif of daffodils and lilacs.

Also included is a child's cup manufactured by Roseville circa 1920s, and a small, nicely framed oil painting of the Staubbach Falls in Switzerland. It measures 11" x 8".

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Condition / Notes: The open salts are in excellent condition. Other items are in generally good condition. Please note that wear is evident on the gold handle of the ewer and on the child's cup. The frame on the painting is missing small pieces of gesso in two places.
Lot 1014

$55

Title: King Leopold's Soliloquy: A Defense of His Congo Rule
Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age",[2] and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".[3]
Publisher: The P. R. Warren Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 49 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed gray wrappers with white lettering to front cover. Pictorial design shows crucifix and butcher's knife in black against yellow circle, with the banner caption underneath reading "By this sign we prosper." Book shows external wear, with loss of material at top/bottom of spine and at upper right corner of front cover. Binding is sound. Interior is clean and without markings. This work has 6 plates and a number of vignettes.
Lot 1015

$55

Title: At the Foot of the Rainbow
Author: Gene Stratton-Porter - Gene Stratton-Porter was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some best-selling novels and well-received columns in national magazines, such as McCalls. Her works were translated into several languages, including Braille, and Stratton-Porter was estimated to have had 50 million readers around the world. She used her position and income as a well-known author to support conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetlands in the state of Indiana.
Publisher: The Outing Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1907
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 258 pages + [4] + 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth with pictorial designs in white, black and lavender depicting landscape under rainbow. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Spotting can be seen at the bottom of pages 172 and 173. Pages are otherwise clean and bright. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded color plates by Oliver Kemp and designs and decorations by Ralph Fletcher Seymour.
Lot 1016

$60

Title: Fahrenheit 451
Author: Ray Bradbury - Ray Douglas Bradbury is an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Best known for his dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" (1953) and for the science fiction stories gathered together as "The Martian Chronicles" (1950) and "The Illustrated Man" (1951), Bradbury is one of the most celebrated among 20th and 21st century American writers of speculative fiction. Many of Bradbury's works have been adapted into television shows or films.

Publisher: Ballantine Books, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1953
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 199 + 3 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the true first edition of this science fiction classic, published a month and a half before Ballantine released the hardbound issue. This is Ballantine #41 and cover price of 35 cents appears on front and rear covers. Photograph portrait of author appears on rear cover.



Volume is bound in original pictorial wrappers. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing along spine edges. Binding is beginning to detach at front hinge. Author's stamp appears at bottom of first preliminary page. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work contains cover art and full-page illustrations by Joe Mugnaini.
Lot 1017

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of recent books with dust jackets on Civil War history shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War: Contemporary Accounts and Illustrations from the Greatest Magazine of the Time," "Campfires and Battlefields: the Pictorial History of the Civil War," "The Civil War Cookbook," "The Civil War Day by Day: An Illustrated Almanac of America's Bloodiest War," "The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans," "Forged in Battle: the Civil War alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers," "Vicksburg: 47 Days of Siege," and "Women at War: Civil War Heroines."

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Condition / Notes: These books are generall in very good condition with a few age/wear indications.
Lot 1018

$25

Book Details: The books in this lot came from the holdings of a reputable book dealer who has closed operations due to a career change. The titles in this lot are themed around author signed poetry and literature. Where possible, we are including the original descriptions from the dealer’s database as listed below:



"Kemal, SIGNED by Lium, Rolf. Printing information: Published by the author, Switzerland. Notes: 173 p.. Multicolored cloth is exceptionally clean and in excellent condition. Paste-on title on front board. Nice tight clean copy. Rare.

"Vanya, a Narrative," SIGNED by Chase, Laura. Printing information: Island Press Cooperative, Inc., NY (1950). Notes: limited to 500 copies. Dust jacket is worn and chipped. Book is very good. 131pp. Very nice example and rare with signature.

"Wanted: An Aristocracy, Some Questions of Today," SIGNED by Morley, Tait. Printing information: A & C Black, London (1928). Notes: inscribed by author on ffep; political ramblings; condition overall good with some scuffing to boards and pasted title on spine. Nice tight copy and scarce with signature.

"The Shores of Home," SIGNED by Doner, Mary Frances. Printing information: Thomas Bouregy and Company, NY (1961). Notes: red cloth cloth in excellent condition overall. Spine very slightly bumped, otherwise very good. Overall, a good clean tight copy. Exceptionally rare with signature.

"Scars and a Dozen & More Poems," SIGNED by Ritchell, Rella. Printing information: Walden Press, NY (1954). Notes: edge wear to dust jacket, limited edition number 657. Gray cloth in excellent condition. Dust jacket is chipped but overall this is a very nice copy.

"Captain's Walk, Poems," SIGNED by Jenkins, Olive. , Printing information: The Caxton printers, Ltd., Caldwell, Idaho (1940). Notes: blue cloth boards are very good with one stain to top edge of front board. Dust jacket is chipped and repaired with tape. A wide array of subject matter in poetry. Very nice copy.

"A Land of Green: Poems for Youth," SIGNED by Cherwinski, Joseph. Printing information: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1960). Notes: 25 pp. Fine condition, no flaws. Rare.





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This lot also includes additional volumes: "Out of Asia and Other Poems," "Shadow Words," "Strange Element," "Past Imperfect," "Reinfalle," and "Fool's White."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 1019

$60

Book Details: This lot consists of antique books on history shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "The Secret Service: the Field, the Dungeon, and the Escape," by Albert D. Richardson (1865, leather-bound). "The Twilight of the Gods," "Life and Death in Rebel Prisons," "The Beloved Captain/The Honor of the Brigade/An Englishman Prays," and "The New-York Expositor," a leather-bound lexicon from 1814.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 1020

$30

Book Details: The books in this lot came from the holdings of a reputable book dealer who has closed operations due to a career change. The titles in this lot are themed around antique reference works. Where possible, we are including the original descriptions from the dealer’s database as listed below:



"An American Dictionary of the English Language, by Webster, Noah LL.D. Printing Information: George and Charles Merriam, Springfield, Mass. (1853). Notes: early 1853 version of Webster's American Dictionary. Cover detached from spine but present, Leather on spine is flaking and very rough. Pages are in good condition and suitable to be rebound.

"The Epicurean, a Complete Treatise of Analytical and Practical Studies on the Culinary Art, by Ranhofer, Charles. Printing Information: Charles Ranhofer, NY (1894). Notes: written by the former chef of Delmonico's, Charles Ranhofer. It contains complete Bills of Fare for Delmonico's 1862 - 1894, with 800 illustrations. "Table and wine service, how to prepare and cook dishes, an index for marketing, a great variety of bills of fare for breakfasts, luncheons and dinners, suppers, ambigus, buffets, etc., and a selection of interesting bills of fare of Delmonico's from 1862 to 1894". Original one-third leather on brown boards; front board detached, very large 4to almost folio size, decorative engraved pre-title page. 1137pp, + index, many pages chipped at edges and several detached or partly detached. Spine leather detached but laid in. Outside board corners rubbed, generally the binding is in poor condition but all pages are present and clean. This is a very scarce original copy of this book and believed to be the first edition, privately published by the author.

"McNally's System Of Geography for Schools, Academies and Seminaries," by Monteith, James; Frost, S.T. Printing Information: American Book Co., New York (1882). Notes: no dust jacket, rubbing and bumping to the corners, rubbing to the edges and spine, previous owner's name on front free paper, highly illustrated in black and white, many maps, very clean text, 138 pp.




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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 1021

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Power-Book-Library volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are all authored by Frank Channing Haddock (1853-1915), an influential "New Thought" and self-help author. Titles in this collection are "Power for Succeess," "Business Power," "The Culture of Courage," "Creative Personality" and "Practical Psychology."



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Condition / Notes: Books are bound in quarter leather with bright stamped gilt lettering to spines. Volume entitled "Power of Success" has detached spine cover laid in. Books are otherwise show light external wear. Bindings are firm. Annotations is ink, with scribbling, appear on front endpapers. Interiors are clean and without markings.
Lot 1022

$20

Book Details: The books in this lot came from the holdings of a reputable book dealer who has closed operations due to a career change. The titles in this lot are themed around antique books on history. Where possible, we are including the original descriptions from the dealer’s database as listed below:



"The History of Greece from the Earliest State of the Death of Alexander the Great," by Goldsmith, Oliver. Printing information: W. Baynes & Son, London (1825). Notes: by the famous literacist, Oliver Goldsmith; brown calf on spine and corners on marbled boards. Front cover is detached. Scuffing and edge wear to extremities. Hinges tender. Binding tight. Moderate foxing to pages. Owner's stamp on ffep; 24pp.; this is the "New Edition, complete in one volume."

"Report of the Departmental Committee Appointed by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries to Inquire Into and Report Whether Preferential Treatment is Given by the Railway Companies in Great Britain to Foreign and Colonial, as Compared with Home, Farm, by Departmental Committee on Railway Rates. Printing Information: His Majesty's Stationary Office, London (1906). One other official report is included in this privately bound volume, conducted by the Board of Trade on the cost of living for the working classes in French towns.
Notes: creasing and rubbing to cover, slight tear in spine in lower left corners, heavy bumping to corners, slight chipping to page edges, no marks in text, good condition overall.



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This lot also includes additional volumes: "Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Reformers," by Elbert Hubbard, in two, suede-bound volumes published by the Roycroft Workshop; and "Story of One Hundred Years: A Comprehensive Review of the Political and Military Events, the Social, Intellectual and Material Progress, and the General State of Mankind in All Lands...from 1801 to 1900, Inclusive."

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 1023

$90

Title: Circus and Allied Arts: A World Bibliography (1500-1970), Based Mainly on Circus Litterature in the British Museum, the Library of Congress, the Bibliothe`que Nationale and on His Own Collection
Author: R. Toole Stott
Publisher: Harpur & Sons (Derby) Ltd
City: Derby, England
Year: 1958-1971
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this bibliographical work. This is copy number 525 of 1,200. Author's signature appears under limitation statement at front of fourth volume.



Volumes are bound in red cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to to spines. Books show light external wear. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and bright. Plates can be seen at rear of each volume. Dust jackets display light shelfwear.
Lot 1024

$20

Book Details: The books in this lot came from the holdings of a reputable book dealer who has closed operations due to a career change. There are a wide variety of vintage and antique titles in this lot, both non-fiction and reference as well as literature. Included are over seventy issues of "The Christian Century" from the mid-1950s; technical, industrial, and engineering works, landscape architecture, history, and anthropology.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 1025

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art books and exhibition catalogues shown in the corresponding image(s). Present in this collection are Duane Michals' 1976 title "Take One and See Mt. Fujiyama and Other Stories," Lucy R. Lippard's "Eva Hesse" (New York U. P., 1976), "New Paintings by JIm Dine" (Sidney Janis, 1963), "New Realists" (Sidney Janis, 1962), "Sharp Focus Realism" (Sidney Janis, 1972), "Bram van Velde" (M. Knoedler & Co., 1962) and Peter Selz' "Mark Rothko" (Museum of Modern Art, 1961, ex-library).


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Lot 1026

$200

Title: Alexandri ab Alexandro, jurisperiti Neapolitani, Genialium dierum libri sex , cum integris commentariis Andreae Tiraquelli, Dionysii Gothofredi, Christophori Coleri & Nic. Merceri. Accessere indices capitum, rerum & verborum locupletissimi
Author: Alessandro Alessandri - Alessandro Alessandri was an Italian jurist. Born in Naples, he studied law and served as an advocate for Naples and Rome. Later, disenfranchised by what he saw as a corrupt administration, he began studying philology and antiquities. He compiled a book called Dies Geniales, constructed after the model of the Noctes Atticae of Aulus Gellius, and the Saturnalia of Macrobius. It comprises a nonsequential listing of items related to philology, antiquities, law, dreams, etc.
Publisher: Ex Officina Hackiana
City: Leiden
Year: 1673
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with handwritten title to spines. Books show external wear, with warping to covers and light soiling to covers. Bindings are firm. Antique volumes have marbled edges and endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Sir H. Ferguson Davie can be seen on front pastedown of first volume, pictorial bookplate of R. Hamilton on front pastedown of second. Stamp reading "From the Private Library of Adolf G. Hoffmann" appears on blank preliminary pages. Pages exhibit occasional light foxing. Work is illustrated with frontispieces. Text is in Latin.
Lot 1027

$30

Book Details: The books in this lot came from the holdings of a reputable book dealer who has closed operations due to a career change. The titles in this lot are themed around author-signed theology and philosophy. Where possible, we are including the original descriptions from the dealer’s database as listed below:


"Sermons on Various Subjects," SIGNED by Parker, Joel, D. D. Printing information: Lippincott, Granbow and Co., Philadelphia (1852). Notes: inscribed to Miss Kellogg in NY, December 25, 1852. Also inscribed and signed on frontispiece. 361 pp., plus extensive and very interesting advertising for Lippincott Granbow books. Frontispiece portrait of author with tissue. Overall very good copy. Rare.

"The Greatest Common Divisor," SIGNED by Barnett, Robert C. Printing information: The Christopher Publishing House, Boston (1953). Notes: inscribed "To Senator A. L. McCawley with the author's compliments, Robert C. Barnett". Blue cloth with gold title. Overall very good condition with only minor soiling to boards. Very nice copy and scarce with this inscription.

"Problems in Pan Americanism," SIGNED by Inman, Samuel Guy. Printing information: George H. Doran Co., NY (1921). Notes: inscribed on ffep "To the Honorable John Barrett, with appreciation of all of his splendid work for Pan American friendship, from S. G. Inman." Front board signed John Barrett. Hinges tender. Wonderful little gem.

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This lot also includes additional volumes: "The Crisis of Cultural Change, "Something for Everybody," "His Perfect Recompense," "Hear the Wind Blow," "Religious Education in the Home," "Discovering Jesus," "Hitler's Short Day (two copies), "The Inner Life of the Soul," "War and Education," "Man's Next Billion Years," and "The Way of Life of Wu Ming Fu."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 1028

$325

Title: The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861-1865)
Author: D. L. Huntington, George A. Otis, Joseph Janvier Woodward
Editor: Joseph K. Barnes
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1870-1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: No
Width: 10" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set contains the following five volumes of a six-voume set: Pt. I, v. I. Medical history. 1870 --
Pt. I, v. II. Surgical history. 1870 --
Pt. II, v. I. Medical history : being the second medical volume. First issue. 1879 --
Pt. II, v. II. Surgical history. First issue. 1876 --
Pt. III, v. II. Surgical history. Second issue. 1883.



Antique set is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library books show varying degrees of external wear, with Part II. v. II having detached front board and reattached spine cover with vertical cracks. All volumes have heavy black taping to spines, with library markings. First volume has extensive cracking to rear spine edge. Covers display rubbing and light soiling. Minor loss of material is visible at corners. Small puncture is visible on one spine cover. Hinges are cracked. Antique library bookplates appear on front pastedowns, card pockets are visible on rear pastedowns. Old signature and library markings are visible on preliminary pages. Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains tissue-guarded plates, a number of which are in color, as well as textual illustrations and maps.
Lot 1029

$35

Title: Oeuvres completes de Moliere. Nouvelle edition. La seule complete en 2 volumes in-12 ornee de 10 portraits en pied colories dessines par MM. Geffroy et H. Allouard
Author:
Publisher: Garnier Freres, Libraires-Editeurs
City: Paris
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in one-third red leather with marbled sides, raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show moderate external wear, with spotting to spines and very minor loss of material at outside corners of boards. Bindings are firm. Volumes have gilt top edges and marbled endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with ten hand-colored plates by Edmond-Aime-Florentin Geffroy and Henri Emile Allouard.
Lot 1030

$60

Title: The Tempest: A Comedy
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon.” His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including “Hamlet”, “King Lear,” “Othello,” and “Macbeth”, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
Publisher: Freemantle & Co.
City: London
Year: 1901
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 106 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue leather with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and elaborate ornamental designs. Book shows moderate external wear, with minor scuffing and light soiling to covers, rubbing to spine edges and bands. Minor loss is visible at outside corners. Binding is sound. Volume has top gilt edge and marbled endpapers. Endpapers display darkening at edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with full-page and in-text color drawings by Robert Anning Bell.
Lot 1031

$55

Book Details: The books in this lot came from the holdings o.f a reputable book dealer who has closed operations due to a career change. The titles in this lot are themed around genealogy. Where possible, we are including the original descriptions from the dealer’s database as listed below:



"Love, Laughter, and Tears; Descendants of Solomon and Gertie Schrock 1866-2002," by Miller, Sandra. Printing information: Sandra Miller, Brooksville, MS (2002). Notes: no dust jacket, book like new, dark blue boards with gilt lettering on the spine and cover, highly illustrated in black and white, 236 pp.

"The Amazing Story of the Dittmers in America," by Taylor, Sharon. Printing information: Halbert's Inc., U.S.A. (1982). Notes: creasing to spine, bumping to corners of book, book contains a Certificate of Authenticity that declares it as #49, and may be signed by author. VG+

"Life and Times in Hopkinton, N.H. in Three Parts, by Lord, C.C. Printing information: Republican Press Association, Concord, N.H. (1890). Notes: ex-library,no dust jacket, creasing and rubbing to cover, text is slightly foxed. Part 1: Descriptive and Historical Part 2: Personal and Biographical Part 3: Statistical and Documentary, 583 pp., good overall.

"Historical Collections of Piscataquis County, Maine Consisting of Papers Read at Meetings of Piscataquis County Historical Society; Also The North Eastern Boundary Controversy and the Aroostook War." Printing Information: Observer Press, Dover, N.H. (1910). Notes: ex-library, creasing and rubbing to cover and spine, bumping to corners of book, gilt lettering on spine, 522 pp., good overall.

"History of Lancaster, New Hampshire by Somers, A.N. Printing information: The Rumford Press, Concord, N.H. (1899). Notes: ex-library, spine is faded and creased with minor chipping, bumping to book corners, no dust jacket, text is foxed, 652 pp., good overall.

"History of Lebanon, N.H., 1761-1887," by Downs, Charles A. Printing information: Rumford Printing Co., Concord, N.H. (1908). Notes: ex-library, creasing and fading to spine, gilt lettering, bumping to corners, text foxed, 459 pp., good overall.

"The Story of the Gibbs From One Generation to Another or A Family Album," by Rae, Lettice Milne. Printing Information: T. & A. Constable Ltd., Edinburgh (1961). Notes: no dust jacket, creasing to spine, bumping to corners of book, text clean, unmarked, signed and inscribed by author on fep, 130 pp., good overall.

"American Ancestors of the Children of Joseph and Daniella Wheller of Whom We Have Records," by Wheeler, Joseph and Wheeler, Daniella. Printing information: Wheeler, Alabama (1896). Notes: ex-library with usual markings, preliminary edition, original wrappers bound into library binding, front wrapper loose but included, some chipping of front wrapper, slight yellowing of pages, text clean, book in fair condition, includes few pictures of grave stones.

"Pedigrees from the Heraldic Journal (The Bright Family)." Printing information: New England Historic Genealogical Society (1902). Notes: library bound, excerpts from the Heraldic Journal listing the Bright Family, Wilkinson Family and Arms, The Chase Family, the Bethune Family, the Copleys and Pelhams and the Eliot Will.

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This lot also includes an additional volume: "Gloucester County (New Jersey) Marriages."

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These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 1032

$200

Title: Histoire de France avant Clovis. L'origine des Francois, & leur establissement dans les Gaules, l'estat de la religion, & la conduite des eglises dans les Gaules, jusqu'au regne de Clovis
Author: Francois Eudes de Mezeray - Francois Eudes de Mezeray was a French historian.
Mézeray was born at Rye near Argentan, where his father was a surgeon. He had two brothers, one of whom, Jean-Eudes, was the founder of the order of the Eudists. Francois studied at the University of Caen, and completed his education at the College of Ste Barbe at Paris. His "Histoire de France depuis Faramond jusqu'au regne de Louis le juste" (3 vols., 1643–1651), is a fairly accurate summary of French and Latin chronicles.
Mezeray was appointed to a committee that supervised La Gazette.
Mezeray won the favor of Pierre Seguier and was given the title "Historiographer to the King of France". In 1649, on the death of Vincent Voiture, he was admitted to the Academie française. His "Abrege chronologique"(3 vols., 1667–1668) went through fifteen editions between 1668 and 1717; and he used it to attack the financiers, with the result that his salary as historiographer was diminished by Colbert.
Mezeray succeeded Valentin Conrart as permanent secretary to the Academie française (1675), and died at Paris. He translated Grotius's "Traite de la religion chretienne" (1640), and a "Histoire des Turcs depuis 1612 jusqu'en 1649" (1650), which is an addition to a continuation of Demetrius Chalcondyles. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Abraham Wolfgang
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1688
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [12], 562, [30] pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: It appears that antique volume has had vellum bound over original boards with original gilt-decorated leather spine reapplied. Book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with title page vignette.
Lot 1033

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the antique fashion magazine compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This volume contains issues of "La Belle Assemblee, Being Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine, Addressed Particularly to the Ladies" for the period January to June,1812. It is stated that this is volume V of "a new and improved series." This monthly London periodical contains numerous hand-colored fashion plates, portrait plates, full-page dress patterns, fold-out music scores, as well as a selection of literary texts, articles and biographical sketches, including pieces on members of the English aristocracy.



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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled sides and leather-tipped corners. Spine has raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss at outside corners. Front and rear spine edges display narrow cracking. Binding is sound. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. Plates may show light foxing. One portrait plate has closed tear across bottom half.Text appears in double columns.
Lot 1034

$15

Title: A Seed Falls on Okinawa
Author: Peter A. Hewett
Publisher: The Christopher Publishing House
City: Boston
Year: 1949
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 58 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Author's signature appears under his printed name on title page.



Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 1035

$40

Details: This richly diverse collection of vintage and antique estate ephemera includes the following materials, as well as many things not itemized:

A 1962 owner's manual for the Ampex Series 1200 tape recorder and related materials on magnetic tape recording;
Nikon F Nikkormat "Handbook of Photography,"
Financial and legal papers, including mortgage payments, insurance policy, U.S. savings bond papers, etc.
Musical and operatic ephemera from the 1950s-1960s;
"The Lady's Almanac for 1857;"
Vintage travel brochures from Switzerland, and a fine Swiss music box on a keychain;
An aluminum First Communion medal dated 1898,
A turn-of-the-century souvenir postcard folder of New York City.

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Condition / Notes: These materials are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 1036

$15

Book Details: The books in this lot came from the holdings of a reputable book dealer who has closed operations due to a career change. The titles in this lot are themed around the history of political theory and labor relations. Where possible, we are including the original descriptions from the dealer’s database as listed below:



"Labor Unions How to: Avert Them, Beat Them, Out-Negotiate Them, Live With Them, Unload Them," SIGNED by Rothenberg, I. Herbert; Silverman, Steven B. Printing Information: Management Relations, Inc., Pennsylvania (1973). Notes: no dust jacket, slight rubbing to edges and corners, tan boards with black lettering on the spine and cover, very clean text, 406 pp.

"Glimpses (Facts and Thoughts, Concerning Property Wages, Money, Taxes, Socialism, Religion, Education, Foreign Relations, Debts, Trade, Farming, Banking, Economic Conference, War Revolution, Etc.," SIGNED by Gabriel, J. Printing Information: published by author, West Bend, WI (1933). Notes: inscribed by author to "Honorable Mayor Mr. Koan (sp?) with best wishes, J. Gabriel". Limp leatherette boards in very good condition with light wear and soiling. The book is arranged in five parts: "Interest is Usury," "Bank or State?", "The Slavic Picnic," "The German Pole," and "The Golden Rule." Illustrated, 116 pp. Contemporary with the Great Depression, this book philosophizes and promotes a socialistic society. Scarce with author's signature.

"Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung." Three Volumes. Printing Information: Foreign Languages Press 1965. Notes: paper-covered boards with dust jacket. Fair condition. Text is very good condition. First edition. Volume 1: 347 pp. Volume 2: 468 pp. Volume 3: 340 pp. Front end page clipped. Size 6" x 9".

"The Goal of Creation: a Constructive Course in Human Progress Within the Temple of Great Achievements," by Shaftesbury, Edmund. Printing Information: Ralston Health Club (1920). Notes: No dust jacket. Very little exterior or interior wear. Minor bumping to corners. Pages edges slightly discolored from age. Pages clean, binding tight.

"The Future of Political Science in America," by Shaw, George Bernard. Printing Information: Dodd, Mead & Company, NY (1933). Notes: creasing to spine and chipping near corners, no dust jacket, gilt lettering and design to cover, text is clean, 43 pp., good overall.

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This lot also includes "Blue Collar Man: Patterns of Dual Allegiance in Industry," signed by Theodore V. Purcell.

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These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 1037

$35

Book Details: The books in this lot came from the holdings of a reputable book dealer who has closed operations due to a career change. The titles in this lot are themed around the history of New York City and Brooklyn. Where possible, we are including the original descriptions from the dealer’s database as listed below:



"Building Brooklyn Bridge," SIGNED by Saunders, F. Wenderoth. Printing Information: Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1965). Notes: very nice children's book profusely illustrated by the author. Exceptional condition, no scribbling, hard to find in this fine condition and especially scarce with signature.

"The Red Book, 1917," by Cathedral College; Senior Class (editors). Printing Information: Cathedral College, New York (1917). Notes: full red leather cover. Minor bumping to edges and corners. Gilt title and design on cover. Pages clean, binding tight.

"A history of the City of Brooklyn Including the Old Town and Village of Brooklyn, the Town of Bushwick, and the Village and City of Williamsburgh," ( Vol. II) by Stiles, Henry R. Printing Information: by subscription, Brooklyn (1896). Notes: volume 2 only, front cover and spine covering is missing, back cover loose but included, binding broken, book four big sections with a number of loose pages, slight yellowing of pages, text clean, includes some maps and pictures protected by tissue, gilt edging on top edges of pages, book in poor condition.

"The Family on Gramercy Park," SIGNED by MacCracken, Henry Noble. Printing Information: Charles Scribner's Sons, NY (1949). Notes: 213 pp. Corners slightly bumped; dust jacket is torn and chipped, else a very good copy in original gilt-stamped blue cloth. A very stylized memoir of a childhood in Gramercy Park in the late nineteenth century. The author was President of Vassar from 1915 to 1947.

"The Way to a Man's Heart Cook Book," by the ladies of First Baptist Church, Amsterdam, NY. Notes: rare or scarce cookbook, cover detached with soiling, writing from previous owner on back cover in pencil (a recipe), yellowed pages, some markings in pencil but text very readable, two pages with soiling spots but text very readable, 12 pp.




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This lot also includes additional volumes: "New York: A Feast of Memories," signed by David Donald Carroll; and "in New York," signed by Sara Boal.

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Lot 1038

$40

Title: Father Goose: His Book
Author: L. Frank Baum - Lyman Frank Baum was an American author of children's books, best known for writing "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works predicted such century-later commonplaces as television, laptop computers ("The Master Key"), wireless telephones ("Tik-Tok of Oz"), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations ("Mary Louise in the Country"), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing ("Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work").


Publisher: Geo. M. Hill Co., Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1899
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 108 unnumbered pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has detaching illustrated boards and no spine cover. Boards display holes at edges of spine for string binding. Covers show soiling and edgewear, with minor loss at corners. Final page, with closed/small tears and loss of upper right corner, is detached. One sheet has closed tear to upper inside corner. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on front pastedown. Pages exhibit light spotting and/or smudging, largely confined to margins. Full-page illustrations by W. W. Denslow are bright.
Lot 1039

$55

Book Details: The books in this lot came from the holdings of a reputable book dealer who has closed operations due to a career change. The titles in this lot are themed around botany, floriculture, and natural history. Where possible, we are including the original descriptions from the dealer’s database as listed below:


"Simples, Superstitions & Solace," SIGNED by Various. Printing information: Connecticut (1970). Notes: Inscribed by a member of the Grounds Committee of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Connecticut. Also contains CS by same person inscribing as a gift; very good in original glassine dust jacket. Dust jacket has some tears at bottom; 146pp.; contains drawings and quotations taken from early herbals. Interesting and unusual with signatures.

"The Floral Kingdom, Its History Sentiment and Poetry: a Dictionary of Plants 2000 Gems of Poetry from Nearly 500 Authors." Printing Information: John Lewis Childs, Floral Park, NY (1893). Notes: no dust jacket, rubbing to the spine, edges, and corners; front hinge is separating, all pages present and undamaged, one color frontispiece pasted in, lavishly decorated covers in silver and black, highly illustrated in black and white and a one full-page color, very clean text, 476 pp.

"In Audubon's Labrador," SIGNED by Townsend, Charles Wendell. Printing information: Houghton Mifflin & Co, Boston and New York (1918). Notes: signed by author on half-title page; some light soiling to covers, hinge starting, previous owner's name on fep, frontispiece protected by tissue, 354 pp., original publishers grey decorated cloth, frontispiece portrait of John James Audubon, black and white illustrations, folding map, index.

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This lot also includes additional volumes: "Wild Nature Wooed and Won," "Botaniker," "Wildflowers At a Glance," signed by its author, Julius King; and "The Brook Book," signed by its author, Mary Rogers Miller.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 1040

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of antique books of decorative literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "The Sword Maker," "A Siberian Garrison," "In Pastures New," "The Home of the Seven Devils," "Trumpeter Fred," "In Friendship's Guise," "Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow: A Book for an Idle Holiday," "Tanglewood Tales," and "Striving for the Mastery."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 1041

$40

Title: Old Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton & Co.
City: London / New York
Year: circa 1910
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 320 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine and front cover. Bright color pastedown can be seen on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding has separated between pages 120 and 121. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Annotation in pencil appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated by E. Stuart Hardy, with color plates, including frontispiece, and numerous vignettes. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.
Lot 1042

$25

Book Details: The books in this lot came from the holdings of a reputable book dealer who has closed operations due to a career change. The titles in this lot are themed around antique scientific and technical books. They include

"The Elements of Bridge Engineering," four-volume set, bound in half-leather;
"The Elements of Locomotive Engineering," two-volume set, bound in half-leather;
"Gage Design and Gage Making,"
"Invertebrates of the Synoptic Collection," (signed)
"Cell Intelligence: The Cause of Evolution," (signed)
"Modern Aladdins and Their Magic," (signed) and
""The Portraiture of the Right Honourable Robert Boyle."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
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