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Lot 7420

$15

Title: Meritocracy: A Love Story
Author: Jeffrey Lewis
Publisher: Other Press
City: New York
Year: 2004
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 163 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is scarce author-signed first printing of this novel. Author's signature appears on title page.

Volume is bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering stamped to spine. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Dust jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7421

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Rudolf Olden's "Hitler" (Covici Friede Publishers, 1936) and Nan Britton's "The President's Daughter" (Elizabeth Ann Guild, 1927).

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Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 7422

$60

Book Details: The works of the great classical, canonical poets comprise this beautiful set of decorative antique poetry. Authors include Homer, Milton, Schiller, Goldsmith, Heman, and Bryant. These books are bound in brown and green cloth with gold-stamped, Art Nouveau botanical designs.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 7423

$40

Title: The Poetical Works of John Langhorne
Author: John Langhorne - John Langhorne was a British translator, poet and priest. He and his brother, William Langhorne, are best known for their English translation of "Plutarch's Lives."
Publisher: T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt
City: London
Year: 1766
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt-lettered spine labels. Books show significant external wear, with chipping and scuffing to covers and (narrow) cracking along spine edges. Spine label of second volume is detached and laid in. Binding of first volume is cracked between blank preliminary pages. Volumes have marbled endpapers. Front endpaper and preliminary blank pages of first volume display moisture markings. (Faint) Moisture markings and rippling are also visible to lower half of pages. Interior of second volume is clean and without markings. First volume is illustrated with frontispiece.

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Lot 7424

$55

Title: Sermons on Several Occasions
Author: John Wesley - John Wesley was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to George Whitefield's Calvinism, Wesley embraced the Arminian doctrines that were dominant in the 18th-century Church of England. Methodism in both forms was a highly successful evangelical movement in the United Kingdom, which encouraged people to experience Jesus Christ personally.

Wesley's teachings, known as Wesleyanism, provided the seeds for the modern Methodist movement, the Holiness movement, Pentecostalism, the Charismatic Movement, and Neo-charismatic churches, which encompass numerous denominations across the world. In addition, he refined Arminianism with a strong evangelical emphasis on the Reformed doctrine of justification by faith.
Publisher: Lane & Scott
City: New York
Year: 1852
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered labels and gilt ruling to spines. Books show external wear, with mild external wear and chipping visible to one label. Bindings are firm. Interiors display occasional light foxing. First volume is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7425

$10

Details: There are four pairs of vintage and antique adjustable metal roller skates in this lot. The earliest patent date is 1900, on the narrowest pair with the leather straps, which was made by the Samuel Winslow company of Worcester, MA. Other brands include Union, Speed King, and Sears-Roebuck. There are no skate keys.

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Condition / Notes: As the pictures show, these skates show considerable corrosion.

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Lot 7426

$30

Details: This collection of antique photography and film equipment includes two Brownie box cameras, a Keystone 16mm movie camera, a later 1920s-vintage Bell & Howell 8mm film projector, and an uncommon French Pathex camera. The Kodak cameras are the large #3 box and the smaller Six-20 Brownie Jr. The Keystone Criterion movie camera is Model A-9. The projector is #57, Model A. Also included is a Hollywood splicer in its original box, good for either 8mm or 16mm film.

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Condition / Notes: This equipment is assumed not be in working condition. Note that the leather covering on the Pathex is peeling. There is no power cord with the film projector.

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Lot 7427

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Jefferson's Extracts from the Gospels: "The Philosophy of Jesus" and "The Life and Moral of Jesus"" (Princeton U. P., 1983, in dust jacket) and "The Oxford Pamphlets, Leaflets, and Circulars of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson" (University Press of Virginia, 1993).

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Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 7428

$140

Title: Life of Franklin Pierce
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne - Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne) was an American novelist and short story writer.

He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled "Fanshawe," in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as "Twice-Told Tales." The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody. He worked at a Custom House and joined Brook Farm, a transcendentalist community, before marrying Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord. "The Scarlet Letter" was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before their return to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, and was survived by his wife and their three children.

Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce.
Publisher: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 144 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears on front pastedown. Volume displays staining at ends. Lightly age-toned pages are lightly foxed. Book is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7429

$20

Book Details: The juvenile literature in this lot consists of chapter books for older children, with stories about pirate, cowboys, and the Bobbsey Twins; and a classic tale from traditional Irish legend. They all have their original dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 7430

$110

Title: Ravelstein
Author: Saul Bellow - Saul Bellow was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990.

In the words of the Swedish Nobel Committee, his writing exhibited "the mixture of rich picaresque novel and subtle analysis of our culture, of entertaining adventure, drastic and tragic episodes in quick succession interspersed with philosophic conversation, all developed by a commentator with a witty tongue and penetrating insight into the outer and inner complications that drive us to act, or prevent us from acting, and that can be called the dilemma of our age." His best-known works include "The Adventures of Augie March" (1953, National Book Award for Fiction), "Henderson the Rain King" (1959), "Herzog" (1964, National Book Award), "Mr. Sammler's Planet" (1970, National Book Award), "Seize the Day" (1956), "Humboldt's Gift" (1975, 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) and "Ravelstein" (2000). Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest authors, Bellow has had a "huge literary influence."(BBC News, Tuesday, 5 April 2005).


Publisher: Viking
City: New York
Year: 2000
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 233 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: "Ravelstein" is Saul Bellow's final novel. Published in 2000, when Bellow was eighty-five years old, it received widespread critical acclaim. It tells the tale of a friendship between two university professors and the complications that animate their erotic and intellectual attachments in the face of impending death. The novel is a roman à clef, written in memoir-form. The narrator is in Paris with Abe Ravelstein, a renowned professor, and Nikki, his lover. Ravelstein asks him to write a memoir about him after he dies, because he has AIDS. After his death, the narrator and his wife go on holiday to the Caribbean. The narrator catches a tropical disease and flies back to the United States in convalescence. Eventually, on recuperation, he decides to write the memoir.

The title character, Ravelstein, is based on the philosopher Allan Bloom, who taught alongside Bellow at the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought. Remembering Bloom in an interview, Bellow said, "Allan inhaled books and ideas the way the rest of us breathe air... People only want the factual truth. Well, the truth is that Allan was a very superior person, great-souled. When critics proclaim the death of the novel, I sometimes think they are really saying that there are no significant people to write about." But "Allan was certainly one."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this final novel by Saul Bellow. Author's signature appears on title page.

Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

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Lot 7431

$55

Title: The Bowsham Puzzle: A Novel
Author: John Habberton - John Habberton was an American author. He spent nearly twenty years as the literary and drama critic for the New York Herald, but he is best known for his stories about early California life, many of which were collected in his 1880 book "Romance of California Life: Illustrated by Pacific Slope Stories, Thrilling, Pathetic and Humorous" (New York: Baker, Pratt & Co., 1880).

Habberton also wrote "Helen's Babies," published in 1876 by Loring Publisher, Boston; and in the early 20th Century by George Routledge and Sons, London. In most of these copies, Habberton is not listed as the author. The novel is subtitled: "Helen's Babies with some account of their ways...innocent, crafty, angelic, impish, witching and repulsive by THEIR LATEST VICTIM." The book was one of the Ruby Books series for boys and girls. Habberton is acknowledged as the author of the book in an advertisement within the 1903 edition of "Andersen's Fairy Tales" published by Routledge.

Habberton is acknowledged, also, in an inexpensive cardboard-back edition of "Helen's Babies" published by (and copyrighted by!) Whitman Publishing Company of Racine, Wisconsin in 1934. That edition is copiously illustrated by Pauline Adams.

"Helen's Babies" was intended as just a piece of humour and aimed at an adult audience. But the hilarious novel almost instantly became a major juvenile literature success, highly estimated by the youngsters as well as authorities like Rudyard Kipling. It became a classic ranking on par with "Tom Sawyer", "Wind in the Willows", "Winnie-the Pooh" and the like. Popularity dwindled a bit after WW-II (although George Orwell mentions it very favourably in his 1946 essay on early American literature, "Riding Down from Bangor"), but started rising again in the 1980s. Translated into numerous foreign languages, it secured Habberton's modest share of immortality in literature.

Curiously, as being one of the first pieces of an author, so insecure about his abilities, that he omitted his author name resp. wrote under pseudonym for many years.

Habberton was also known under the pseudonym "Smelfungus." (Source: Initials and Pseudonyms: A Dictionary of Literary Disguises by Cushing, William).
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 222 pages plus 1 page of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth over beveled boards. Spine and front cover display elaborate ornamental designs in gilt and black. Book shows external wear, with fraying at head of spine and light soiling to covers. Staining can be seen on rear cover. Minor loss is visible at outside corners of front board. Previous owner's name is written in pencil on front pastedown. Front flyleaf has been excised. Outermost edge of fore edge has been removed. Pages display sporadic light spotting.

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Lot 7432

$90

Details: Brass medallion pocket calendars date back centuries, but this mid-19th century example is unusual for its innovative mechanics: a moving disk allows the days and dates to be aligned in different configurations, so the calendar can be used in perpetuity.

The reverse side bears the shield of the state of New York. Although well-worn, letters around the perimeter of the medallion read "New York [illegible] Square Miles 1855 Population 3 097 094." This item is 1-3/8" in diameter.

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Condition / Notes: Although worn, the calendar still works and can be read.

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Lot 7433

$275

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain issues of the illustrated Cologne daily Kolnische Zeitung from the years 1936 (March & April , September to December) and 1937 (January and February). Also present are issues of the Kolnische Volkszeitung for July through September of 1935. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in Nazi Germany, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events.

There are also a number of interesting features common to all modern periodicals but which here reflect the condition of life in a totalitarian state, as is the case with the illustrated advertisements bearing swastikas or editorials parroting official slogans.

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Condition / Notes: These folio volumes are bound in quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards and cloth-tipped corners. Black lettering and library marking(s) appear on spines. Ex-library books show mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Bindings are firm. Text blocks are intact. Pages are generally clean and without markings. Pages very occasionally show closed tear or a very small amount of tape repair. It should be noted that pages may have library stamps and/or discreet markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $64.00
Lot 7434

$30

Book Details: This wide-ranging assortment of collectible world history includes books on Denmark, ancient Japan, India, South Africa, Finland, Spain, and the strategically important Mediterranean islands of Majorca and Minorca. Several volumes concern aspects of British history, including the customs of Cornwall, the influential Percy family, and crime and the court system. Books on France focus on Normandy, Versailles, Chateaubriand, and Napoleon's Marshal Ney.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 7435

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique compilations of The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle shown in the corresponding image(s). These four volumes contain the issues for 1828 and 1829. Volumes are illustrated with a number of (fold-out) plates.


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Condition / Notes: 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.

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Lot 7436

$50

Book Details: The history of central New York state is chronicled in this collection of books. Two antique books focus on Cortland County (one a modern reprint); while an authoritative four-volume set discusses Oneida, Madison, Onondaga, Cayuga, Tompkins, and Chenango Counties as well as Cortland. An 1848 "Geographical History of NY" describes the natural features of the state and includes maps.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 7437

$130

Title: Memorial de Sainte Helene: Journal of the Private Life and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon at Saint Helena
Author: Emmanuel-Augustin-Dieudonné-Joseph, comte de Las Cases - Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases, was a French atlas-maker and author, famed for an admiring book on Napoleon.
Publisher: Wells and Lilly
City: Boston
Year: 1823
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce eight-volumes-in-two edition.

Antique set is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered labels to spines. Three of four boards are detached. Covers show rubbing, with scuffed edges displaying minor loss at outside corners. Text blocks are intact. Endpapers and blank pages at ends of volumes have darkened edges. Previous owners' names appear on front endpapers. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with well-preserved fold-out maps and plates.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7438

$80

Details: This collection of antique and vintage photographs includes about two dozen glass negatives, 21 tintypes, and some cartes-de-visite; as well as a large number of black & white snapshots, many of which date from World War II and show military personnel or installations. There are two circus photos, one from the Sparks circus with the performers identified on the back, photos of men installing telegraph poles, old cars, etc.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 7439

$15

Title: Husbands and Homes
Author: Marion Harland - Mary Virginia Terhune (née Hawes), also known by her penname Marion Harland, was an American author. She began her career writing articles at the age of 14, using various pennames until 1853, when she settled on Marion Harland. Her first novel Alone was published in 1854 and would go on to sell over 100,000 copies. For fifteen years she was a prolific writer of best-selling women's fiction novels, as well as writing numerous serial works, short stories, and essays for magazines. After marrying Presbyterian minister Edward Payson Terhune in 1856, Terhune had six children, though three died as infants. In the 1870s, shortly after the birth of her last son Albert Payson, she broke from her novel writing and published "Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery," a cookbook and domestic guide for housewives.

Though Terhune continued writing novels, she began to concentrate primarily on non-fiction, publishing additional cookbooks and domestic works, as well as biographies, travel guides, and histories. She also spoke as a public lecturer and was the first woman elected to the Virginia Historical Society. In 1873, the Terhunes relocated to Europe for two years while Mary recovered from tuberculosis. After their return, they continued living in the northeastern United States, moving as her husband's job demanded.

After breaking her wrist in her seventies, Terhune learned to use a typewriter. In her 90s, she went blind, but continued work by dictating to a secretary. Her final work, the novel "The Carringtons of High Hill," was published in 1919. Terhune continued creating articles and essays until she died on June 2, 1922. Over her life, she published 25 novels, 25 non-fiction works on homemaking and cooking, three short story collections, several biographies, travel guides and histories, and numerous essays, articles, and serial works. Two of her children, Christine Terhune Herrick and Albert Payson Terhune, became noted writers as well, with Herrick's following in her mother's footsteps as an authority of domestic matters, and Albert Terhune's becoming notable for his novels featuring collies. Her third child, Virginia Van de Water, also became a writer, though less
Publisher: Sheldon and Company, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1866
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 390 pages plus 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique book is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moderate exterior wear, with minor fraying at head of spine and mild rubbing to covers. Small faint.stains to spine and front cover. Binding is firm. Previous owner's stamps can be seen on front flyleaf. Pages display scattered light foxing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7440

$10

Book Details: Vintage juvenile series fiction constitutes this lot, which features Nancy Drew (7 books), Tom Swift, Jr. (2), the Bobbsey Twins (4), and Honey Bunch (2).

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Condition / Notes: These books are in good, intact condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 7441

$55

Title: Eighteen Sermons on Important Subjects by Matthew Horbery, D. D., Late Fellow of Magdalen College, Rector of Stanlake, Oxfordshire, and Canon Residentiary of Lichfield. Published from the Original Manuscripts by Jeoffry Snelson, M. A., Vicar of Hanbury, Staffordshire
Author: Matthew Horbery
Publisher: Clarendon Press
City: Oxford
Year: 1774
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/452 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and new gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows moderate external wear, with minor loss at ends of spine and outside corners. Hinges have been neatly strengthened. Antique bookplates can be seen on front pastedown, including that of George Harper, Rector of Stepney, and a later institutional bookplate. Harper's name and date of 1784 appear in upper right corner of front flyleaf. Endpapers, preliminary pages and blank pages at end of volume have darkened edges. Red-edged pages display scattered light foxing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7442

$10

Title: The American Lady's System of Cookery. Comprising Every Variety of Information for Ordinary and Holiday Occasions
Author: T. J. Crowen
Publisher: Derby and Miller
City: Auburn, New York
Year: 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 454 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is separated between pages 255 and 315, lacking text between these two pages. Book lacks spine cover and shows significant external wear. Pages display varying degrees of foxing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7443

$20

Book Details: This collection of ornithological bibliographies itemizes books on the birds of the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and Asia. Publishers include the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology (the Davis Collection), the Field Museum of the University of Chicago, Yale University, Grafton & Co. (London), and Dawson & Sons (Folkestone). One volume broadens its scope to include all British natural history books published between 1495 and 1900.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Two of the volumes are unused and still in their shrinkwrap.


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Lot 7444

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books on nautical history & reference shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first printing of "Liners to the Sun" (Macmillan Publishing Company, 1985) by John Maxtone-Graham, and "Sail Ho!: Windjammer Sketches Alow and Aloft" (William Farquhar Payson, 1931) by Gordon Grant.

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Condition / Notes: 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.

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Lot 7445

$25

Book Details: Many of the best writers of 20th century sea-going fiction are represented in this collection of nautical literature. Included are books by Douglas Reeman, C.S. Forester, Farley Mowat, Clive Cussler, Patrick O'Brian, Alan Villiers, and Alastair McLean. Good non-fiction is supplied by Theodore Roosevelt's history of the War of 1812, and an interesting volume on marine folklore.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 7446

$30

Title: The Trial of WIlliam Freeman, for the Murder of John G. Van Nest, Including Evidence and Arguments of Counsel, with the Decision of the Supreme Court Granting a New Trial, and an Account of the Death of the Prisoner, and of the Post-Mortem Examination of His Body by Amariah Brigham, M.D. and Others
Author: Benjamin F. Hall
Publisher: Derby, Miller & Co. Publishers
City: Auburn, New York
Year: 1848
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 508 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: William Freeman was born in Auburn, N.Y., in 1824 to a former slave and a Native American woman. In 1846 Freeman stabbed to death four members of the Van Nest family with no apparent motive. His victims, all of whom were white, included an elderly woman, her pregnant daughter, and her two-year-old grandson. Freeman was quickly apprehended, but his mental health soon became a matter of controversy. Led by the future secretary of state William H. Seward, his counsel entered the first insanity plea in the state's history.

"Seward believed the defendant's sanity should be addressed at the threshold of the criminal proceedings. When he pleaded Freeman "not guilty by virtue of insanity," the battle of the "experts" began. A litany of doctors who worked in New York mental institutions testified, followed by Auburn residents who knew Freeman before and after his incarceration. Others, who interviewed Freeman in jail - including a reverend and a Sunday school teacher - also weighed in on his mental state. The judge left the issue of sanity up to the jury, which returned a verdict that Freeman was "sufficiently sane to stand trial." Over Seward's objection that this verdict was inconclusive, the trial continued.

On the day the murder trial began, Auburn residents burned Seward in effigy. Because of heightened publicity, State Attorney General John Van Buren, son of former President Martin Van Buren, prosecuted the case instead of the local district attorney. During the trial, the prosecution's experts argued that Freeman was perfectly sane and that his slow speech and unemotional behavior was due to his descent from African slaves and savage Native Americans. Seward countered that there was a history of insanity in Freeman's family.

The jury began deliberations on July 6, 1846, while a crowd outside shouted that Freeman should be crucified and Seward stoned. A guilty verdict was returned.

On appeal, the Supreme Court reversed the conviction and ordered a new trial, but Freeman died in his cell Aug. 21, 1847. An autopsy showed that Freeman suffered from advanced brain deterioration." (http://www.nycourts.gov/publications/benchmarks/issue6/Courthouse.shtml)
Condition / Notes: Antique full leather volume is disbound, with only detached front cover present. Text block is intact. Previous owner's name and stamp can be seen on front flyleaf Small blue stamp also appears on title page and first page of text. Heavy foxing is visible at ends of volume. Pages otherwise display scattered spotting.

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Lot 7447

$60

Title: The Pears of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick - Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick was an American botanist and horticulturist who specialized in spermatophytes. His main interest was cultivated fruit trees and he published a number of volumes dealing with such fruits as cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/636 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: A title in the Fruits of New York series.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Ex-library book shows light shelfwear. Library markings appear on foot of spine, front flyleaf and blank preliminary page. Number in ink appears along bottom edge of title page. This volume is solidly bound with clean pages. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Marshall P. Wilder and many well-preserved bright color plates.

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Lot 7448

$10

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antiquarian books revolves around the history of (mostly) American colleges and universities, approached in different ways. A straightforward tactic is applied to Yeshiva University (Klaperman, 1969), while the English public schools are seen through public opinion in the period 1780-1860. Incidental materials include speeches and sermons given at Harvard and Asbury College. Also included is a 1928 collection of "Mount Holyoke College Verse," a 1920 national register of the Alpha Sigma fraternity, and disquisitions on the notable members (of which there were many) of Boston's Saturday ClTo inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 7449

$25

Title: Outlines of the Modern Education in Japan
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Department of Education
City: Tokyo
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 218 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Ex-library book shows external wear, with tearing at head of spine and discoloration to spine cover. Library markings are visible on spine and front cover. Binding is firm. Library attachments can be seen on front endpaper. Title page has library blindstamp and verso displays pencil annotations. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 7450

$55

Book Details: Noted and beloved authors have signed each book in this collection of hardcover children's literature, including Lois Lenski and Meindert DeJong. Titles include "Strawberry Girl" and "Judy's Journey" from Lenski, "Hurry Home, Candy" from DeJong, "Lisa and the Gromper," by Patricia Coombs, and "Folk and Fairy Tales of Far-Off Lands," by Eric and Nancy Protter .

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 7451

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on anthropology and archaeology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a three-volume edition of "A History of the Mental Growth of Mankind in Ancient Times" (Henry Holt and Company, 1893) signed by author John S. Hittel, and the "Thirty-Third Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Instittuion, 1911-1912" (Government Printing Office, 1919), with numerous photographic plates and textual illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: 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.


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Lot 7452

$35

Title: Civil and Military History of Andrew Jackson, Late Major-General in the Army of the United States, and Commander-In-Chief of the Southern Division
Author: Samuel Putnam Waldo - Samuel Putnam Waldo was author of numerous biographical works, including "The Tour of James Monroe, President of the United States in the year 1817, with a Sketch of his life" (Hartford, 1818); "Memoirs of Gen. Andrew Jackson" (Hartford, 1818); "Life and Character of Stephen Decatur" (2d ed., Middletown, Conn., 1821); "Biographical Sketches of Com. Nicholas Biddle, Paul Jones, Edward Preble and Alexander Murray" (Hartford, 1823). He also prepared for publication Archibald Robbins's "Journal of the Loss of the Brig Commerce upon the Western Coast of Africa."

Publisher: P. M. Davis
City: New York
Year: 1825
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 359 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Detached front board is taped to text block. Rear board is detaching. Book shows external wear, with chipping to spine and edges of covers. Covers display mild rubbing. Previous owner's name appears on front endpaper. Foxing, at times heavy, appears throughout. Frontispiece has small tears at fore edge.

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Lot 7453

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printings of "The Lottery Winnter: Alvirah and Willy Stories" (Simon & Schuster, 1994) by Mary Higgins Clark, William Gibson's "Mona Lisa Overdrive" (Bantam Books, 1988), and "Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle" (Bantam Press, 2003) by Manda Scott.

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Condition / Notes: 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.


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Lot 7454

$20

Title: The Life of James McNeill Whistler
Author: Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Joseph Pennell
Publisher: William Heinemann & J. B. Lippincott Company
City: London / Philadelphia
Year: 1908
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in paper-covered boards with yellow cloth spine. Black lettering appears on spines and front covers display stamped gilt lettering. First volume has tear to upper portion of front cover, with minor loss of material affecting title. Books otherwise show moisture markings and small stains to covers. Minor scuff marks are visible at edges. Minor loss can be seen along edges and at outside corners. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with plates with captioned tissue guards.

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Lot 7455

$150

Title: The Wonderful Farm
Author: Marcel Ayme - Marcel Ayme was a French novelist, children's writer, humour writer and also a screenwriter and theater playwright.
Translor: Norman Denny
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1954
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/182 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early printing of this work of children's literature, signed by illustrator Maurice Sendak on half title page. Inscription reads "for the Eddy Collection / Maurice Sendak."

Volume is bound in illustrated full cloth. Book shows light shelfwear. Volume has bright red endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. This work contains full-page and in-text illustrations.

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Lot 7456

$70

Title: The Prussian Officer and Other Stories
Author: D. H. Lawrence - David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialization. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, and instinct.
Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile which he called his "savage pilgrimage." At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as, "The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation." Later, the influential Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence's fiction within the canonical "great tradition" of the English novel. Lawrence is now valued by many as a visionary thinker and significant representative of modernism in English literature.
Publisher: Duckworth & Co.
City: London
Year: 1914
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 810 pages plus 19 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this collection of short stories by D. H. Lawrence. With "Published December 1914" on copyright page.

Handsome antique volume has been rebound in half blue leather with marbled paper covered boards, raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition.

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Lot 7457

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

- Arabella Stuart: A Romance from English History by G. P. R. James - Dated 1844 by Harper & Brothers- Heidelberg: A Romance by G. P. R. James - Dated 1846 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers- Guy Fawkes; or, the Gunpowder Treason: A Historical Romance by William Harrison Ainsworth - Dated 1841 by Lea and Blanchard- The Foster-Brother: A Tale of the War of Chiozza by Leigh Hunt, uncredited author Edited by Leigh Hunt - Dated 1846 by Harper & Brothers, PublishersAntique volume is bound in quarter leather over brown cloth and leather-tipped corners. Stamped gilt-lettering and decorative designs appear on spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor tearing and loss along edges. Binding is separated at between final two pages of text. Pages display foxing. Text appears in double columns.


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Lot 7458

$50

Book Details: All but two of the books in this collection are signed, contemporary literary fiction hardcovers in dust jackets, and the exceptions are signed paperbacks. Authors include noted writers, such as Richard Price, Graham Swift, Meghan Daum, and Barry Unsworth. Quality historical fiction is furnished by Conn Iggulden, Manda Scott, and Valerio Massimo Manfredi.

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Condition / Notes: All of these books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 7459

$10

Title: The Avifauna of Taiwan
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Unknown
City: Unknown
Year: 2010
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 686 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first of three volumes.

Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear. Work is illustrated with many color photos and maps. Text is in Chinese.

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Lot 7460

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antiquarian literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). All books are signed by authors. Among the titles in this collection are Jessie Anderson Chase's "Chan's Wife: A Story" (Marshall Jones Company, 1919, in dust jacket) and Ambrose Elwell's "Down River" (Small, Maynard & Company, Publishers, 1926, in dust jacket).

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Lot 7461

$10

Title: The Holy of Holies, or, World's Tri-Daily Concert of Prayer; To Which Are Added One Hundred Reasons for Personal Worship ; Likewise, Requests for the Several States - North and South; Also, Spiritual Poetry, Entitled, an Hour with God
Author: David Slie
Publisher: Press of A. Strong & Co.
City: Rochester
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 260 / 49 /17 / 21 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with decorative designs in gilt. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's inscription appears on front pastedown. Edges and pages display foxing. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author.

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