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Lot 7042

$30

Book Details: This interesting and unusual group of collectible theatrical history and reference books includes technical guides as well as information on theater in other cultures. Titles include "The Art of Make-up," "The Theatre of the Weimar Republic," and "Stage Lighting." A volume on shadow plays describes their forms in different countries, such as Turkey, China, and Indonesia, as well as adapting shadow plays for children. "Around the World with Yiddish Theatre" by Herman Yablokoff is written in Hebrew, and is signed by its author.

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Condition / Notes: These books are all in good or very good condition.

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Lot 7043

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique Mars-related astronomy books & academic reprints shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Edward S. Morse's "Mars and Its Mystery" (Little, Brown, and Company, 1907) and Percival Lowell's "Mars et ses canaux: ses conditions de vie" (Mercure de France, 1909). A number of the articles included in this lot were authored by George H. Hamilton.

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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 7044

$100

Title: Shadrach
Author: Meindert DeJong - Meindert De Jong, sometimes spelled de Jong, DeJong or Dejong was a Dutch-American, award-winning author of children's books.
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: circa 1962
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 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 "to the Eddy Collection / Maurice Sendak."

Volume is bound in illustrated greenish blue cloth, with black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and tight. Work contains numerous in-text illustrations.

Price-clipped dust jacket is well preserved in mylar cover. Small stickers appear on front panel, one bearing the name Harper Crest, the other is dated 1962 and indicates title to be "First American Winner of the International Hans Christian Andersen Award."

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Lot 7045

$225

Details: This large collection of antique, glass plate photographic negatives is unusual for its subject matter. Most are pictures of aboriginal people, natives of Africa or perhaps South America, in their tribal village, with palm trees in the background. These photographs were made by missionaries, who also appear in the pictures. A sizable number of negatives show a white woman, dressed in the clothes of the early 20th c., holding a baby or pushing a wicker perambulator, or of the growing child. The great majority of these negatives measure 3.25" x 4.25". although a few are larger. Several film negatives are also included in the lot, which is topped off by a 1933 "Little America Aviation & Exploration Club" (Little America, Antarctica) membership card.

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Condition / Notes: These negatives are in generally good condition, although perhaps 10% show some kind of damage.

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Lot 7046

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique press books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Stanley Waterloo's "A Man and a Woman" (Way & Williams, 1897) and Elsworth Lawson "Euphrosyne and Her "Golden Book"" (H. S. Stone & Company, 1901)

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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 7047

$100

Details: Most of this lot of antique and vintage ephemera consists of advertising and other chromolithographs, valentines, and other colorful material, much of it related to children. Many of the valentines have moving parts. They contrast with a collection of nine mounted postcards with scenes of Scranton, PA and the nearby coal mines. Also included are a few lacy-edge German holy cards, a mask of the 1933 cartoon character Smitty, and a romantic story in a booklet with attractive Edwardian graphics which advertised a tailor.

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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. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections.



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Lot 7048

$60

Title: Modelling Late Victorian Battleships
Author: Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photos, diagrams and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.

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Lot 7049

$25

Book Details: Each book in this collection of ornithology books focuses on a different family of birds, and details their particular characteristics and habits. Species covered include the different varieties of hummingbirds, cranes, and bower birds. One book, "Cuckoos, Cowbirds and Other Cheats," addresses the deceptive but highly successful breeding strategies of those common birds.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in very good or excellent condition.

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Lot 7050

$20

Book Details: Nothing exemplifies classic, popular American fiction than the many Horatio Alger novels. Written around the turn of the century, each one tells the story of a poor boy who works his way up to fame and fortune. There are five Alger titles in this collection: "Paul the Peddler," "Luke Walton," "Bob Burton," "Strong and Steady," and "Strive and Succeed." All feature colorfully embossed, decorative covers.

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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 7051

$110

Title: The American Farrier: Containing a Minute Account of the Formation of Every Part of the Horse, from the Extremity of the Head to the Hoof. With a Description of All the Diseases to Which Each Part Is Liable, the Best Remedies To Be Applied in Effecting a Cure, and the Most Approved Mode of Treatment for Preventing Disorders: Accompanied with a Copious Alphabetical List of Medicines, Describing Their Qualities and Effects When Applied in Different Cases; and a Complete Treatise on Rearing and Managing the Horse from the Foal to the Full Grown Active Laborer. Compiled Chiefly from the Celebrated "Library of Useful Knowledge," Just Published by a Committee of One Hundred and Fity Eminent Agriculturists, Who Have Used Every Means in Their Power, in Investigating This Useful Branch of Agricutlure. The "American Farrier" contains the result of Their Experiments and Researches, with Many Additions, Adapting the Whole to the Present State of Farriery in the United States.
Author: H. I. Barnum - Barnum was editor of "The Farmer's Reporter." He was also author of "The Spy Unmasked," "Family Receipts," and other works.
Publisher: Uriah Hunt
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1832
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 286 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with narrow cracking to spine edges, minor loss of material at ends of spine and small hole to mid-section of rear cover. Scuff marks and minor loss can be seen at edges and corners. Binding is beginning to crack at title page. Endpapers display darkened edges. Moisture markings appear on interior edges of preliminary pages. Pages otherwise show scattered foxing. Work contains a frontispiece, two full-page illustrations and in-text illustrations

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Lot 7052

$20

Title: Swords into Ploughshares: An Account of The American Friends Service Committee, 1917-1937
Author: Mary Hoxie Jones
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1937
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix/374 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) affiliated organization which works for peace and social justice in the United States and around the world. AFSC was founded in 1917 as a combined effort by American members of the Religious Society of Friends to assist civilian victims of World War I.

Quakers traditionally oppose violence in all of its forms and therefore many refuse to serve in the military, including when drafted. AFSC's original mission grew from the need to provide conscientious objectors (COs) with a constructive alternative to military service. In 1947 AFSC received the Nobel Peace Prize along with the British Friends Service Council (now called Quaker Peace and Social Witness) on behalf of all Quakers worldwide.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Illustrated with photographic plates. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

Dust jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 7053

$60

Title: Die Myriopoden der osterreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie: Mit Bestimmungs-Tabellen aller bisher aufgestellten Myriopoden-Gattungen und zahlreichen, die morphologischen Verhaltnisse dieser Thiere illustrirenden Abbildungen
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Robert Latzel - Robert Latzel was an Austrian zoologist.
Publisher: Alfred Holder
City: Vienna
Year: 1880
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/228 plus plates xii/384 pages plus plates
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This study is divided in two parts: "Die Chilopoden" and "Die Symphylen, Pauropoden und Diplopoden, nebst Bemerkungen uber exotische und fossile Myriopoden-Genera und einem Verzeichnis der gesamten Myriopoden-Literatur."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition inscribed by author on bound-in front wrappers of both parts. Inscriptions read as follows: "Herrn Carl Koelbel / zur freundlichen Erinnerung gewidmet / vom / Verfasser" and "Wohlgeborenen Herrn C. Koelbel, Assistenten / am kk. zoolog. Hofmuseum in Wien zur freund / lichen Erinnerung gewidmet vom Verfasser."

Antique volume has been bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Ex-library book shows external wear, with chipping and loss to fragile spine cover. Front and rear covers display scratching and edgewear. Volume shows customary library markings and attachments. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous plates.

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Lot 7054

$40

Book Details: This collection of new and nearly-new nautical history consists of part of two excellent pictorial series, Conway's "History of the Ship" and Caxton's Pictorial Histories. Naval history is prominent, particularly the sea battles of the American Revolution and during the "Age of the Galley," and one volume is titled, "The Advent of Steam." Other titles include "The Tea Clippers," "The Heyday of Sail," and "Herzogin Cecilie."

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Condition / Notes: These books are in generally excellent condition. Please note that the tops of the spines of a couple of books are bumped.

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Lot 7055

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the Slavic-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain unbound issues of . periodicals from the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, Poland and Czechoslovakia. These publications date from the late nineteenth century through the mid-forties. There are newspapers from Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Tobolsk, Tiflis, and Poznan.
Condition / Notes: Antique newspaper issues are largely well preserved. They display age toning and may occasionally show (small) closed tears, brittle edges and tape repair.




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Lot 7056

$80

Details: These antique commemorative booklets about the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg were issued in 1913 for the 50th anniversary of the event. As this year marks the 150th anniversary of that pivotal and costly engagement, this lot seems doubly historic. Both were issued by local organizations in Gettysburg. One has an interesting group photo of generals from both sides who participated in the battle, taken thirty years later.

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Condition / Notes: These booklets are in generally good, intact condition, with light soiling and wear to their covers.

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Lot 7057

$25

Title: The American Volunteer Motor-Ambulance Corps in France: A Letter to the Editor of an American Journal
Author: Henry James - Henry James was an American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr. and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James.

James alternated between America and Europe for the first 20 years of his life, after which he settled in England, becoming a British subject in 1915, one year before his death. He is primarily known for the series of novels in which he portrays the encounter of Americans with Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from the point of view of a character within a tale allows him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting.

James contributed significantly to literary criticism, particularly in his insistence that writers be allowed the greatest possible freedom in presenting their view of the world. James claimed that a text must first and foremost be realistic and contain a representation of life that is recognisable to its readers. Good novels, to James, show life in action and are, most importantly, interesting. The concept of a good or bad novel is judged solely upon whether the author is good or bad. His imaginative use of point of view, interior monologue and possibly unreliable narrators in his own novels and tales brought a new depth and interest to narrative fiction. An extraordinarily productive writer, in addition to his voluminous works of fiction he published articles and books of travel, biography, autobiography, and criticism, and wrote plays, some of which were performed during his lifetime with moderate success. His theatrical work is thought to have profoundly influenced his later novels and tales.
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited
City: London
Year: 1914
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 12 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: A 12-page 'letter' that later appeared in abbreviated and edited form in the New York World under James's by-line in January, 1915, and was reprinted in full, posthumously, in Within the Rim and Other Essays 1914-15 in 1919.
Condition / Notes: Antique booklet is bound in printed gray wrappers, showing light external wear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 7058

$60

Book Details: This group of collectible vintage and antiquarian estate books includes literary history and literary firsts. Authors include Rainier Rilke, R.P. Blackmur, Toni Morrison, Ronald Firbank, and C. Northcote Parkinson; topics include poetry, folklore, science fiction, and biography. Also included are non-fiction works on the lyrebirds of Australia and the 1930 complete Harvard catalog of its officers and graduates.

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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 7059

$80

Title: Das entdeckte Geheimniss der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen von Christian Konrad Sprengel (1793)
Author: Christian Konrad Sprengel - Christian Konrad Sprengel was a German theologian, teacher and, most importantly, a naturalist. He is most famously known for his research into plant sexuality.

Sprengel was born in Brandenburg an der Havel in the Margraviate of Brandenburg. He studied theology in Halle. In 1774 he became a teacher in Berlin. After 1787, Sprengel did considerable research on the pollination of plants and the interaction between flowers and their insect visitors in what was later called a pollination syndrome. With his work "Das entdeckte Geheimnis der Natur im Bau und in der Befruchtung der Blumen" (Berlin 1793), he was one of the founders of pollination ecology as a scientific discipline. Together with one of his predecessors, Josef G. Kohlreuter, he is still the classic author in this field.

During his lifetime, his work was neglected, not only because it seemed to a lot of his contemporaries as obscene that flowers had something to do with sexual functions, but also because the immanent importance of his findings on the aspects of selection and evolution was not recognized. Until Charles Darwin's book On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilized by insects, and on the good effects of intercrossing (London 1862), floral ecology was not considered a 'proper science'.

Important successors like Paul Knuth, Fritz Knoll and Hans Kugler were inspired by Sprengel and brought great advances to the field of pollination ecology. After the second World War, their work was continued by Stefan Vogel, Knut Faegri, Leendert van der Pijl, Amos Dafni, G. Ledyard Stebbins as well as Herbert Baker and Irene Baker.

Sprengel is buried at the Invalidenfriedhof in Berlin.
The standard author abbreviation C.K.Spreng. is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name.

Editor: Paul Knuth - Paul Knuth was a German Knuth.
Publisher: Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann
City: Leipzig
Year: 1894
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume contains four volumes in one, each with its own pagination. Fourth volume largely consists of 25 unnumbered plates.

Antique volume has been rebound in gray cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Ex-library book shows light shelfwear and has customary library markings and attachments. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 7060

$55

Title: Registres des baptesmes et sepultures qui se sont faits au Fort Duquesne pendant les annees 1753, 1754, 1755 & 1756
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: De la Presse Cramoisy de Jean-Marie Shea
City: New York
Year: 1859
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 51 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This work offers a record of baptisms and burials that occured at Fort Duquesne during the mid-eighteenth century.

Fort Duquesne (originally called Fort Du Quesne) was a fort established by the French in 1754, at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in what is now downtown Pittsburgh.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this French-language work, signed by publisher Jean-Marie Shea on limitation page. This is copy number 92 of 100.

Antique volume is bound in full brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with upper half of spine cover detaching from front gutter and small stain in upper right corner of front cover. Binding is cracked at title page. Stamps of historical society appear on front flyleaf and title page. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 7061

$15

Title: Grande dizionario italiano ed inglese di Giuseppe Baretti. Edizione fatta su quella di livorno ed accresciuta di numerose aggiunte e correzioni
Author: Giuseppe Baretti - Giuseppe Marc'Antonio Baretti was an Italian-born English literary critic and author of two influential language-translation dictionaries. During his England years he was often known as Joseph Baretti.

Baretti's first notable work was the "Italian Library" (1757), a useful catalogue of the lives and works of several Italian authors. The "Lettere famigliari," giving an account of his travels through Spain, Portugal and France during the years 1761-1765, were well received, and when afterwards published in English (4 vols., 1770), were highly commended by Johnson.

While in Italy on his travels Baretti established a journal of literary criticism, titled "Frusta letteraria" (Literary Scourge). It was published under considerable difficulties and was soon discontinued. Among his other numerous works may be mentioned a useful Dictionary and Grammar of the Italian Language, a similar Dictionary of the Spanish Language, and dissertations on Shakespeare and Voltaire. His collected works were published at Milan in 1838.

The recantation of Galileo "eppur si muove" ("It does move" or "nevertheless it moves") is first recorded by Baretti in his "Italian Library." This recording was made some 125 years after Galileo is purported to have made the statement sotto voce.
Publisher: Dalla Tipografia Cardinali
City: Florence
Year: 1832
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set has been rebound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library books have customary markings and attachments. Volumes show minimal external wear. Bindings are firm. Pages display occasional foxing. Entries appear in three columns.

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Lot 7062

$130

Title: Lives of Game Animals: An Account of Those Land Animals in America, North of the Mexican Border, Which Are Considered "Game," Either Because They Have Held the Attention of Sportsmen, or Received the Protection of Law
Author: Ernest Thompson Seton - Ernest Thompson Seton was a Scots-Canadian (and naturalized U.S. citizen) who became a noted author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians, and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Seton also influenced Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. His notable books related to Scouting include The Birch Bark Roll and The Boy Scout Handbook. He is responsible for the appropriation and incorporation of what he believed to be American Indian elements into the traditions of the BSA.
Publisher: Charles T. Branford, Company
City: Boston
Year: 1953
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in green cloth with stamped lettering to spines and front covers. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated full-page illustrations and maps.

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Lot 7063

$80

Details: About half of this collection of vintage and antique postcards originated in various parts of Canada. Other significant categories in this lot include a half-dozen racist, Jim Crow-era Black Americana cards, a larger group of cards showing scenes pertinent to the life of Oklahoma humorist Will Rogers, and cards from Cuba. Real photo postcards (RPPCs) appear in both the Cuba and Will Rogers groups.

Single postcards of note include a picture of the Confederate dead taken after the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg, a card showing South African natives of the Transvaal, and one of America's very first astronaut, Scott Carpenter. Two cards show arty, erotic photographs of turn of the century women. Also included in this lot is an empty but structurally intact postcard album.

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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


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Lot 7064

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Maxwell Sommerville's "A Wanderer's Legend" (Drexel, Biddle, Publisher, 1902), "Prayers for the Quiet Hour" (United Society of Christian Endeavor, 1910) by Floyd W. Tomkins, and "The Glories of Mary" (P. O'Shea, Publisher, 1874) by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, revised by Robert A. Coffin.

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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 7065

$25

Title: A Popular Treatise on Venereal Diseases, in All Their Forms, Embracing Their History and Probable Origin; Their Consequences, Both to Individuals and Society; and the Best Modes of Treating Them
Author: Frederick Hollick
Publisher: Excelsior Publishing House
City: New York
Year: 1881
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 407 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has new endpapers. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with woodcuts and colored plates.

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Lot 7066

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John Rhey Thompson's "Christian Manliness and Other Sermons" (Hunt & Eaton, 1889), Arthur T. Pierson's "Knowing the Scriptures: Rules and Methods of Bible Study" ((Gospel Publishing House, 1910) and "In the Holy Land" (A. D. F. Randolph and Co., n.d.) by Andrew Thomson.

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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 7067

$35

Title: The Memorial History of Boston, Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630-1880
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Justin Winsor - Justin Winsor was a prominent American writer, librarian, and historian.

Winsor was one of the creators of the librarian profession, a strong proponent of the ability of libraries to uplift, and a leader in the effort to make libraries the center of universities. He started his library career as Trustee (1867-1868), then Superintendent (1868-1877) of the Boston Public Library. As a member of the Boston Brahmins, Winsor found an opportunity to engage in social reform while pursuing intellectual interests. He reflected the Brahmins' strong belief in self-help, uplift, and social progress. They espoused the Socratic idea that knowledge creates virtue and Winsor saw the public library as a way to educate common people so that the traditional order of the republic would be maintained.

At Boston Public Library, Winsor undertook many projects used to track and help library use. He employed innovative statistical analysis of the library's use and used the finding to promote the idea that libraries were not just institutions and repositories of books, but were a process. He also dedicated a great deal of attention to the compilation of bibliographies and guides to public reading. Also, Winsor annotated the catalog to give it an education character. In an effort to increase book use, he worked for the establishment of branch libraries, extended hours, and relaxed restrictions on use.

In 1877, following a struggle with Alderman Hugh O'Brien over the professionalism of library management, Winsor left Boston Public Library to become Librarian of Harvard University, where he served until his death. In his dual career as librarian-historian, he was a prototype of the ideal academic librarian.

Winsor came to Harvard at a time when research was gaining emphasis. Faculty and students assumed ready access to large collections. Winsor wanted to make the library the center of the university. In this effort, he pushed for more books and greater accessibility, improved the catalog, informed faculty of new acquisitions, liberalized the library use policy, instituted a reserve system, and wrangled with administration over the installation of electric lights for extended hours. During this time, he also influenced the field though reports when library literature was scarce.

Winsor was also a founder of the American Library Association and the Library Journal, serving as president of the ALA from 1876 through 1885. In this position, he emphasized the need for trained professionals and provided a rationale for the need for libraries in combating attacks on American morals and social standards. The Library History Round Table of the ALA awards the "Justin Winsor Prize", established in 1978, for exceptional library history essays.


Publisher: Ticknor and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in black pebbled cloth with gilt lettering, The volumes show external wear, with detached and detaching boards. Gutters of several volumes show worm holes. First volume displays staining and discoloration.The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The work is illustrated with frontispiece illustrations, including a two-page color map frontispiece in volume one, and many plates throughout, including several full-page illustrations. There are also a number of facsimiles.


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Lot 7068

$90

Details: A trio of beautiful, framed antique colored engravings lead this rich collection of artwork, which includes lithographs, original prints, and Japanese woodblocks. Other gems include an ingenious 1833 diagram of Versailles, colored lithographs of parrots, fruit, and a giraffe; lacy, antique French holy cards; prints by Ernest Haskell, and a set of original silkscreen (?) prints signed "LK."

Another highlight of this group is a collection of political cartoons. Subjects encompass caricatures of Prohibition, anti-semitism, the Dreyfus affair, foreign policy under Teddy Roosevelt, the defeat of Japan in WWII, etc. A large colored supplement from a German newspaper skewers the participants in the Boer War.

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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 7069

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on European history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed edition of "The Enigma of Hastings" (St. Martin's Press, Inc., 1974, in dust jacket) by Edwin Tetlow, and a first edition of "These Be Your Gods" (The Musson Book Company Ltd., 1929, in dust jacket) signed by author Leslie Roberts. Also present in this group is the initial portion of the third volume "Histoire militaire de Flandres, depuis l'annee 1690 jusqu'en 1694..." (Roch-Joseph Julien / Antoine Boudet, 1776).

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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 7070

$20

Title: The Warfare of Science
Author: Andrew Dickson White - Andrew Dickson White was a U.S. diplomat, historian, and educator, who was the co-founder of Cornell University
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 151 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: "My thesis, which, by an historical study of this warfare, I expect to develop, is the following: In all modern history, interference with science in the supposed interest of religion, no matter how conscientious, such interference may have been, has resulted in the direst evils both to religion and to science - and invariably. And, on the other hand, all untrammeled scientific investigation, no matter how dangerous to religion some of its stages may have seemed, for the time, to be, has invariably resulted in the highest good of religion and science." (page 8)
Condition / Notes: Small antique volume is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with minor loss at head of spine an drubbing along edges. Binding is sound. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 7071

$70

Details: There are around 90 original, vintage and antique automotive magazine advertisements in this collection, all carefully preserved and packaged for retail. Examples date from 1906 into the mid-1950s, and include ads from oil companies as well as car manufacturers. Studebaker and Stutz are just some of the classic firms named. On subset of ads promotes motorcycles: Harley-Davidson, Honda, Ducati, Indian. Others feature specialty vehicles such as the Tucker or the Willys Jeep. Some of these ads feature art by noted artists, such as Norman Rockwell.

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Condition / Notes: These large-format advertisements are all in very good condition.

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Lot 7072

$150

Title: The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Author: Portia Takakjian
Publisher: Phoenix Publications, Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 27 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 18 of these books are still in shrink wrap.

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Lot 7073

$80

Title: Glances and Glimpses; or Fifty Years Social, Including Twenty Years Professional Life
Author: Harriot K. Hunt - Harriot Kezia Hunt was an early female physician.

Hunt was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1805, the daughter of Joab Hunt and Kezia Wentworth Hunt. She and her sister, Sarah Hunt, studied medicine under Elizabeth Mott and Richard Dixon Mott. She was the first woman to apply to Harvard Medical School, but was denied entrance in both 1847 and 1850. She worked practicing and as an advocate for the right for women to learn and practice medicine. Much of her career is described in her memoirs, "Glances and Glimpses; Or, Fifty Years' Social, Including Twenty Years' Professional Life" (Boston: J.P. Jewett and Company, 1856). Her office was at 32 Green Street.

She is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, near Boston. Her grave marker includes a statue of the Greek goddess of health, Hygeia, carved by the African American sculptor, Edmonia Lewis.
Publisher: John P. Jewett and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/418 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition, with the following note in pencil by previous owner: "Received this book from cousin / Mary Angeline Wright, / niece of the author. / (two illegible words) Oct. 18th 1875."


Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with chipping and loss of material at head of spine. Loss is also visible at outside corners. Binding is firm. Lightly age-toned pages display moisture markings along top edges of initial and final pages.

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Lot 7074

$40

Book Details: This collection of antique travelogues and travel writings includes historic books of real charm. These begin in 1833, with "a German prince" narrating his tour of England, Ireland, and France. The romantic poet Leigh Hunt, friend to Shelley and Byron, contributes "A Saunter Through the West End." An 1847 "Universal Traveller" attempts to describe the nations and peoples of every continent. More recent titles include "Three Normany Inns," (1929) "From Pluckemin [NJ] to Paris," (1908; limited edition signed by the author, Grace Carew Sheldon) and "So You're Going to England" (1926).

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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 7075

$55

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 two volumes contain the issues for the year 1826. Volumes are bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and illustrated with a number of (fold-out) plates.


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Condition / Notes: Volumes show mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Books have marbled endpapers and edges. Armorial bookplates appear on front pastedown. Pages are clean and bright.

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Lot 7076

$20

Details: This vintage vacuum tube voltmeter was made by Hewlett-Packard, and used by General Electric in their laboratories. It measures 19" x 10.5" x 7". The tubes inside glow when plugged in, and the needle moves on the dial.

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Condition / Notes: This piece of equipment is in generally good condition, but we are not qualified to say if it works properly. Please note that the power cord is damaged and unsafe for use.

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Lot 7077

$45

Details: This vintage and antique collection of tobacciana contains a varied and unusual assortment of materials, ranging from a 1931 memoir about the author's 35 years in the international tobacco trade to smart-alecky Sweet Caporal cigarettes pin-backs from the 1920s. Also included are eight different chewing tobacco foil wrappers, a PA state dealer's license, an NRA rationing stamp, a leather pocket cigar pouch, eight cigarette silks, and a booklet published by Cope Cigars of Liverpool (1889).

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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


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Lot 7078

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Canadian history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are George S. Brown's "Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: A Sequel to Campbell's History" (Rand Avery Company, Printers, 1888) and J. F. Pringle's "Lunenburgh or the Old Eastern District" (The Standard Printing House, 1890).

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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 7079

$50

Title: New History of the Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, Its Purpose, Conduct, and Result
Author: William W. Wheildon
Publisher: Lee and Shepard
City: Boston
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 56 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed second edition (revised and enlarged) of this work. Inscription at top of front cover reads "Hon. Samuel C. Cobb / with respects of W. W. Wheildon."


Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Spine cover shows significant loss of material. Front and rear covers have small tears at corners. Binding is shaken. Signatures are detaching. Pages are clean and without markings. Fold-out map at rear of volume is well preserved. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 7080

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Lessons from the World of Matter and the World of Man" (Charles W. Slack, 1865) by Theodore Parker, "The Last Days of Jesus; or, the Appearances of Our Lord during the Forty Days between Resurrection and Ascension" (Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1858) by T. V. Moore, and "The Metropolitan Pulpit; or Sketches of the Most Popular Preachers in London" (D. Appleton & Co., 1839)

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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 7081

$175

Title: A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennesee Williams - Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III was an American writer who worked principally as a playwright in the American theater. He also wrote short stories, novels, poetry, essays, screenplays and a volume of memoirs. His professional career lasted from the mid-1930s until his death in 1983, and saw the creation of many plays that are regarded as classics of the American stage. Williams adapted much of his best known work for the cinema.
Publisher: New Directions
City: New York
Year: 1947
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 171 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this landmark work by American playwright Tennessee Williams He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this play in 1948.

Volume is bound in original lavender boards (changed for later printings), with black and white lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial black and white design by noted artist Alvin Lustig appears on front cover. The volume shows light external wear, with mild discoloration visible along top edges. The book is solidly bound with clean pages.

Dust jacket reproduces designs visible on covers of volume. Mylar-covered dust jacket has chipping and (small) tears along top edge. Chipping is also present along edges of faded dust jacket spine. A large diagonal tear appears at the center of the front panel. Loss of material can be seen along top edge of front cover from the upper right corner of that panel.

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Lot 7082

$90

Title: Encounter with Tiber
Author: Buzz Aldrin - Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. is an American astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. On July 20, 1969, he set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong. He is also a retired United States Air Force pilot., John Barnes - John Barnes is an American science fiction author.
Publisher: The FlatSigned Press
City: Nashville
Year: 2005
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 563 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work of science fiction signed by co-author Buzz Aldrin. This is copy 1428 of 1500. This work has a foreword by Arthur C. Clarke. Author's signature appears on limitation page.

Deluxe edition is bound in blue leather with bright stamped gilt lettering. Spine shows raised bands. Book is in excellent condition.

Color photograph of author signing book is laid in.

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Lot 7083

$130

Title: Authentic Trial at Large of Marie Antoinette, Late Queen of France, before the Revolutionary Tribunal at Paris, on Tuesday, October 15, 1793, on a Charge of Having Been Accessary to, and Having Co-Operated in Divers Manoeuvres against the Liberties of France, Entertained a Correspondence with the Enemies of the Republic, and Participated in a Plot Tending To Kindle Civil War in the Interior of the Republic by Arming Citizens against Each Other. To Which Are Prefixed, Her Life and a Verbal Copy of Her Private Examination Previous to Her Public Trial. With a Supplement, Containing the Particulars of Her Execution
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Chapman & Co.
City: London
Year: 1793
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 92 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in leather boards. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear and is lacking its spine cover. Front board is loosely attached. The text block remains solidly bound with age-toned pages. Antique bookplates can be seen on front pastedown. Name of library is stamped on frontispiece, title page, first page of text, final page of text, and in top margin of a small number of pages. Traces of removal of library attachments can be seen on rear endpaper. Previous owner's name and date of 1794 appear handwritten at top margin of first page of text.

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