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Lot 7126

$15

Details: Highlights of this group of vintage and antique estate ephemera include a card with photos of the officers of the Women's Christian Temperance Union circa 1900, the 1901 "Constitution and Discipline" for the Society of Friends (Quakers) in New York state, two almanacs (1884 and 1914) published by the Ithaca (New York) Journal, and two lightly populated children's stamp albums from the mid-1960s.

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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. The lid of the cigar box is detached.


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: $10.50
Lot 7127

$45

Book Details: Audubon was not the first to paint American birds, but he was the first true artist of American birds. In the spirit of Audubon, this collection of bird books explores the art of portraying birds. Reference volumes give the Bald Eagle and two kinds of owl careful attention; coffee-table books illustrate the birds of Indiana and Mexico. The work of the artist Athos Menaboni is featured in another large-format volume. A 1938 bibliography of the ornithological collection at the University of Copenhagen is also included.

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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.


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: $18.50
Lot 7128

$55

Details: This rare Art Nouveau porcelain vase was made by Crownoakware of Teplitz, Austria, and bears the BB stamp of Bernard Bloch. It is signed by the artist Grumbach, and is number 3747. The vase is 13" high and shades from rust to forest green.

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Condition / Notes: Please note the presence of a repair on the lip of the vase.

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: $6.50
Lot 7129

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the following titles: "Insectivorous Plants" (D. Appleton and Company, 1897) by Charles Darwin, "On the Genesis of Species" (D. Appleton and Company, 1871) by St. George Mivart, and "The Theory of Evolution of Living Things and the Application of the Principles of Evolution to Religion Considered as Illustrative of the "Wisdom and Beneficence of the Almighty"" (Macmillan and Co., 1873).

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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: $6.50
Lot 7130

$20

Title: Les Offices de Cicéron, traduits en françois sur l'édition latine de Graevius, avec des notes et des sommaires des chapitres, nouvelle édition, avec le latin a coste
Author: Cicero - Marcus Tullius Cicero (sometimes anglicized as Tully) was a Roman philosopher, statesman, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist. He came from a wealthy municipal family of the equestrian order, and is widely considered one of Rome's greatest orators and prose stylists.
His influence on the Latin language was so immense that the subsequent history of prose in not only Latin but European languages up to the 19th century was said to be either a reaction against or a return to his style. According to Michael Grant, "the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language." Cicero introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary (with neologisms such as humanitas, qualitas, quantitas, and essentia) distinguishing himself as a linguist, translator, and philosopher.
Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. According to Polish historian Tadeusz Zieli?ski, "Renaissance was above all things a revival of Cicero, and only after him and through him of the rest of Classical antiquity." The peak of Cicero's authority and prestige came during the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and his impact on leading Enlightenment thinkers such as John Locke, David Hume, and Montesquieu was substantial. His works rank among the most influential in European culture, and today still constitute one of the most important bodies of primary material for the writing and revision of Roman history, especially the last days of the Roman Republic.

Though he was an accomplished orator and successful lawyer, Cicero believed his political career was his most important achievement. It was during his consulship that the Second Catilinarian Conspiracy attempted the government overthrow through an attack on the city from outside forces, and Cicero suppressed the revolt by executing five conspirators without due process. During the chaotic latter half of the 1st century BC marked by civil wars and the dictatorship of Gaius Julius Caesar, Cicero championed a return to the traditional republican government. Following Julius Caesar's death Cicero became an enemy of Mark Antony in the ensuing power struggle, attacking him in a series of speeches. He was proscribed as an enemy of the state by the Second Triumvirate and subsequently murdered in 43 BC.

Editor: Phlippe Goibaut - Philippe Goibaut des Bois La Grugère, pronounced: , known to his contemporaries as "Monsieur Du Bois," was a translator of St. Augustine, member of the Académie Française and director of Mademoiselle de Guise's musical ensemble. ("Goibaut" is the preferred spelling: that is how he signed his name.)
One of his detractors claimed that Goibaut began his career as dancing master to the young Louis Joseph, Duke of Guise and did not learn Latin until he was thirty, when the Jansenist "Messieurs" of Port-Royal became his spiritual and intellectual mentors. In 1965 Jean Mesnard's research into the circle around Blaise Pascal proved the inaccuracy of this legend.
Publisher: Jean Baptiste Coignard
City: Paris
Year: 1714
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [xxxii] 518 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with red bands. Book shows significant external wear, with cracking at head and foot of spine and rippling to mildly warped front and rear covers. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages have red edges. Ink marks appear on blank page and on blank portion of page 518, with some bleedthrough.

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Lot 7131

$110

Title: Confessions of an English Opium_eater. Being an Extract from the Life of a Scholar. From the Last London Edition
Author: Thomas De Quincey - Thomas Penson De Quincey was an English essayist, best known for his "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" (1821).

Publisher: William D. Ticknor
City: Boston
Year: 1841
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 190 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" (1821) is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) addiction and its effect on his life.

First published anonymously in September and October 1821 in the London Magazine, the Confessions was released in book form in 1822, and again in 1856, in an edition revised by De Quincey.


Condition / Notes: Antique rebacked volume is bound in original paper-covered boards. Spine has new title label. Book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to covers and lightly bumped outside corners. Front cover is creased at top margin. Binding is firm. Previous owner's signature and date of 1846 can be seen on front flyleaf. Water marking appears on both front and rear endpaper. Pages of appendix also display faint water markings. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 7132

$50

Book Details: This history of navies and naval warfare is the focus of this collection of nautical history, with a slight preponderance of titles examining American's naval past. Other books chronicle the development of naval warfare from ancient times to the present, and more specific subjects such as the Spanish Armada and the British Royal Navy, mutinies, and naval activity during the World Wars. A small subset of volumes documents the merchant sailors and fisherman of the New England coast.

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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.


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: $42.50
Lot 7133

$40

Book Details: There are four titles, with multiple copies each, in this group of books on ship modeling. Two of the titles are from the Naval Institute Press' beautifully illustrated "Anatomy of a Ship" series: the "Susan Constant" (five copies) and the "Diana" (one copy). Also included are seven copies of E.W. Hobbs "How to Make Clipper Ship Models," some with dust jackets; and one copy of "Masting and Rigging the Clipper Ship and Ocean Carrier," by Harold A. Underhill.

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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. Please note that the spine of the "Diana" is banged up.


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: $18.50
Lot 7134

$30

Book Details: This assortment of collectible vintage and antiquarian nautical history and reference includes books designed to address the practical problems and concerns of sailors, boat designers, and naval architects. Titles include works on seamanship and navigation, and types of sails, rigging, and cruising designs. A thick, 1873 volume, replete with maps and charts, details the very latest knowledge of oceanography.

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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 7135

$60

Book Details: This large group of collectible nautical reference books includes a wide selection of "How-to" titles. Included are a variety of maritime and naval dictionaries, and books on practical topics such as boat building, maintenance and improvements, knot tying, etc. Considerable discussion of sailing rules and practices, and single-handed sailing, are also included.

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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.


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: $39.50
Lot 7136

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on astronomy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volume I of "Hutchinson's Splendour of the Heavens" (Hutchinson & Co., 1923) and "Memorials of William Cranch Bond, Director of the Harvard College Observatory, 1840-1859, and of His Son George Phillips Bond, Director of the Harvard College Observatory, 1859-1865" (C. A. Murdock & Co., 1897, ex-library).

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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 7137

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the antique London newspaper compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This elephant folio contains issues of The Sun for the year 1808 (Jan 1st, Jan. 4th to Nov. 18th, Nov. 24th to Dec. 12th, Dec. 17th to Dec. 31st). These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in late Georgian England, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events from the ongoing Napoleonic Wars.

These papers contain official notifications, items relating to the British monarch and family, reports on domestic and foreign politics and commerce, as well as on legal and military matters. There are in addition notices on such things as estate sales, recent and forthcoming book publications, advertisements, fashion, theater and opera reviews.

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Condition / Notes: Folio volume, measuring approximately 13.5" x 20.25", is preserved in cloth portfolio that shows wear, with covers displaying soiling. First and last issues are detached, and may show substantial wear, with tears, creasing and soiling. Smaller tears and corresponding minor loss of content may occur elsewhere. The vast majority of these newspapers are intact and well preserved.


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Lot 7138

$35

Details: This oversize poster is the original, 1966 National Periodical Publications issue, produced by G&F Posters. It measures 27" x 40".

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Condition / Notes: This poster has been stored rolled, so it has a distinct curl. It is torn at the top in two places, a 2.5" tear to the left of Superman's head, and a 1.75" tear above the speech balloon. There is scotch tape at the bottom of the poster, which once held a motivational phrase. The phrase can still be read in very faint, ghostly letters.

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: $6.50
Lot 7139

$20

Book Details: This assortment of vintage and antiquarian books on theology contains some signed volumes. Among the more interesting volumes are works on the social psychology of religion, a dictionary of Hindu mythology, and studies of Biblical and Semitic symbolism, Mithraism and Christianity, the Unification Church of Rev. Sung Myung Moon, the Ante-Nicene church fathers, and idea of the messiah in pagan and monotheistic religions.

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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: $39.50
Lot 7140

$40

Book Details: This collection of vintage nautical history comes with its original dust jackets, and a few of the books are first editions. Topics include the history of the British navy, the memoirs of an 18th century Yankee merchant captain, the sinking of the S.S. San Pedro, a biography of a Maine women who went to sea with her husband, more adventures of the infamous Count Luckner by Lowell Thomas, and a memoir by a famous yachtsman.

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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 7141

$25

Book Details: This collection of decorative, antiquarian estate books contains popular, classic fiction for both children and adults. Titles include "Ben Hur," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "The Swiss Family Robinson," several Tarzan installments, "Robin Hood," works by Mark Twain and Charles Dickens, and several picture books for kids.

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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 7142

$225

Title: The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Francis Trevelyan Miller - Francis Trevelyan Miller was an American writer and filmmaker. He is known for his books about exploration, travel and photography. Notable works from him including several books about the American Civil War, such as "The Photographic History of the Civil War, in Ten Volumes" (New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1912). He has also made several feature films and wrote the screenplay for the 1919 film "Deliverance" about Helen Keller.
Publisher: The Review of Reviews Co.
City: New York
Year: 1912
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped light blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Books shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated.

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: $27.50
Lot 7143

$20

Title: History of Inverness County, Nova Scotia
Author: J. L. MacDougall
Publisher: News Pub. Co.,
City: Unknown
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 690 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Blind stamp and faint pencil markings on title page, number in pencil on verso of title page, and blind stamp on final page of text appear to be the only library markings. Pages are clean. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of author.

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Lot 7144

$110

Title: The Life of Andrew Jackson, Major General in the Service of the United States: Comprising a History of the War in the South, from the Commencement of the Creek Campaign, to the Termination of Hostilities before New Orleans
Author: John Henry Eaton, John Reid
Publisher: M. Carey and Son
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1817
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 425 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique leather-bound volume has detached front board. Rear board is taped to spine. Spine displays loss at ends. Covers are rubbed and show traces of taping at spine edges. Minor loss of material can be seen along edges and at corners. Text block is intact. Previous owner's name is written in at top margin of title page. Pages show marginal staining and scattered foxing. This volume lacks portrait plate. 2 of 4 fold-out maps are present. The first map, "Sketch of the Battle of Talledega," has some age toning and tears along two of the bottom folds, with small closed tear from top of one. The second map, "The Battle of the Horse Shoe, 27th March 1814," similarly toned, is intact, with small tear near the location where the map is affixed to the text block. A small portion of a third map is also present, though relevant images are entirely absent.

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Lot 7145

$50

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 1824 and 1825. 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. Please note that volume for the latter half of 1824 lacks front board and rear board is detached.

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Lot 7146

$130

Details: There are 48 antique chromolithograph illustrations from Vanity Fair magazine in this collection, and all are amusing or insightful in some way. Some are straightforward portraits, others have the sarcastic bite of caricature. All depict men, who may be real people or figures representing the cities and counties of the United Kingdom. Each picture is matted and shrink-wrapped, well-preserved and ready for retail.

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Condition / Notes: These illustrations are in excellent condition.

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Lot 7147

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Theodore Roosevelt shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the following titles: "The Rough Riders" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924) and "Through the Brazilian Wilderness" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924), and "Historic Towns: New York" (Longmans, Green, and Co., 1891), all by Theodore Roosevelt, and "State of New York: A Memorial to Theodore Roosevelt" (J. B. Lyon Company, Printers, 1919).

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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 7148

$60

Title: A Geographical Dictionary, or Universal Gazetteer, Ancient and Modern
Author: Joseph Emerson Worcester - Joseph Emerson Worcester was an American lexicographer who was the chief competitor to Noah Webster of Webster's Dictionary in the mid-nineteenth-century. Their rivalry became known as the "dictionary wars." Worcester's dictionaries focused on traditional pronunciation and spelling, unlike Noah Webster's attempts to Americanize words. Worcester was respected by American writers and his dictionary maintained a strong hold on the American marketplace until a later, posthumous version of Webster's book appeared in 1864.
Publisher: Cummings & Hilliard
City: Boston
Year: 1823
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce revised and enlarged edition of this 19th-century reference work.

Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt-lettered spine labels. Books show external wear, with rubbing and minor loss of material at edges and corners. Bindings are sound. Previous owner's antique bookplate appears on front pastedowns. Edges of endpapers and blank pages at front and rear of volumes display darkening. Age-toned pages have occasional light foxing and/or a small amount of faint marginal staining.

Entries appear in double columns.

Both volumes carry the bookplate of John Chalmers DaCosta (1863-1933), a leading Philadelphia surgeon. His papers are held at Jefferson University.

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Lot 7149

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique genealogical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Fragments That Remain" (Multiplex Duplicating, 1950) with lengthy hand-written and signed inscription by author Alex Wilson, "Records of the Cust Family. Series III. Sir John Cust, Third Baronet, P.C. M. P. for Grantham 1742-1770, Speaker of the House of Commons, 1761-1770 (Memoir and Correspondence)" (Mitchell Hughes and Clarke, 1927) by Lionel Cust, "The Ancestry and Posterity of Harry William Hazard III (1918-1989)" (Mary J. Hazard, 1993) compiled by Harry W. Hazard III and edited by Mary Hazard.

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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: $16.50
Lot 7150

$110

Title: The Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 Anno Domini
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Berthold Fernow
Publisher: The Knickerbocker Press
City: New York
Year: 1897
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: No
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine labels. Books show external wear, with cracking and chipping to darkened spines. Covers show light soiling, faint staining and minor scuffing. Bindings are sound. Endpapers display water markings and light foxing. Pages are clean and without 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: $15.50
Lot 7151

$40

Book Details: This group of decorative antiquarian children's literature features some wonderful covers, graphics, and illustrations. Colorful Victorian chromolithograph pictures of animals are featured, along with books by Frances Hodgson Burnett and the tireless G.A. Henty.

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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.


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: $8.50
Lot 7152

$35

Details: This diverse group of antique and vintage estate ephemera contains material from Upstate New York, particularly the Ithaca area. Items date from the 1890s into the late 1940s. Included are a birth certificate and baby records from 1931, advertising materials, high school graduation photos from 1905 in Bristol, a lavish Cornell University fund-raising brochure from 1948, correspondence, including wedding invitations, and postcards. One unique real photo postcard (RPPC) shows a parade in Sidney, NY, sometime before WWI. Also included is a never-used plaque, in its original wrappings, showing the Trumansburg Central School.

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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.


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: $6.50
Lot 7153

$120

Title: Formal Gardens in England and Scotland: Their Planning and Arrangement, Architectural and Ornamental Features
Author: H. Inigo Triggs - Henry Inigo Triggs was an English country house architect and designer of formal gardens, and author.

Triggs designed many formal gardens and later some country houses, mostly in southern England. He specialized in historical research and in re-creating gardens of the past. His books influenced the Italian mode of the Arts and Crafts style in England. He also designed Cooper's Bridge at Bramshott and the War Memorial in Petersfield High Street in 1922.

In 1906 he was awarded the Godwin Bursary, presenting two reports: "The planning of public squares and open spaces" (76 pages), relating to the cities of Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Munich, including public monuments and fountains; "Le Petit Palais, Paris" (20 pages), a detailed description of the Musée des Beaux-Arts building, Avenue Winston Churchill, designed by Charles Girault and built between 1897 and 1900.

In the 1910s Triggs was in partnership with the architect William Frederick Unsworth (1851-1912), and his son Gerald Unsworth (1883-1946), in Petersfield, Hampshire. W. F. Unsworth had previously designed the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1879, which was destroyed by fire in 1926 and replaced in 1932 with the present Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

In the summer of 1919, Mr Inigo Triggs, well-known to the Trustees of The Whiteley Homes Trust Ltd, was engaged to plan and supervise the landscaping of the area surrounding the cottages of Whiteley Village, Walton on Thames, Surrey. The principle being that the four main roads at right angles to the central feature of the Monument, be called Avenues and the transverse ways bisecting these quadrants to be called Walks. All four of the Walks were turfed and this turfing was continued into the areas between the Walks and the Monument within Circle Road. The remaining unturfed areas within the circle were edged with heather, and existing trees and shrubs were left in place. The entire length of the Avenues were lined with trees, which continued in front of the cottages, with Scotch Pines being used along the North and South Avenues and Lime Trees along East and West Avenues. The other areas were designed separately and included the use of Fruiting Trees and Shrubs and Lavender borders.
Publisher: B. T. Batsford
City: London
Year: 1902
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/63 pages plus 125 plates
Width: 12.75" Height: 16"
Book Details: "The present work has been prepared chiefly with the object of showing, by means of a series of studies of some of the most complete and historical gardens now extant in this country, the principle involved in their planning and arrangement in relation to the house, which is the essential element in what it is the custom to call a Formal Garden. It must be matter for regret that very few of these gardens can be correctly described as old; indeed, there are but few throughout the country to which the term can be applied. Gardens, unlike buildings, are never finished; almost each succeeding season seeing some change in the growth of vegetation, and many so-called old gardens have suffered so greatly from the changes of fashion as to have lost all resemblance to their original schemes.
In order, therefore, to supplement the examples of existing gardens the aid of some old prints, contemporary with the subjects they illustrate, has been called in, and a small number of drawings of the most characteristic and interesting of these, made to larger scale than on the originals, has been included. These will be of practical value, as they show the complete schemes, either as they existed at the time or were designed to be carried out." (from preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear. Stamped call number and library label appear at foot of spine. Binding is tight. Volume has new endpapers. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown, date due slip and bar code are attached to front flyleaf. Title page and verso have discreet pencil markings. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Blank page at rear of volume displays moisture markings at edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with 125 plates (numbered to 122 but including two plates of numbers 37, 58, and 93), 72 are from drawings and plans by the author, 53 from photographs by Charles Latham.

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Lot 7154

$150

Title: Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange
Author: John Francis
Publisher: Wm. Crosby and H. P. Nichols
City: Boston
Year: 1850
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/167 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Originally published in London in 1849, the work also appears, probably simultaneously, in the U.S. in the Bankers" Magazine for 1850. This first American edition has added to it "stock tables from 1732 to 1846; dividends on Bank of England stock from 1694 to 1847, &c."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Ex-library book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuffing visible along edges. Spine edges display narrow cracking. Call number in white appears at center of chipped spine cover. Binding is sound. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Blotted out barcode can be seen at top of front flyleaf. Rear flyleaf is lightly soiled. Library stamps are visible on title page. Verso of title page has faint pencil annotations. Interior displays no other library markings or attachments. Pages are clean and bright.

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Lot 7155

$50

Title: The Rod and the Gun: Being Two Treatises on Angling and Shooting
Author: James Wilson
Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1840
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/439 pages plus 1 page of advertising
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and decorative design to covers. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and darkening to spine.. Red staining can be seen on rear cover. Binding is sound. Endpapers display water markings at edges. Staining is visible on preliminary pages, including frontispiece and title page. Pages have scattered light foxing. Tissue-guarded plates show moisture stains. This work is illustrated with the above-mentioned plates and in-text illustrations.

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Lot 7156

$45

Title: The Works of Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens - Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize at that time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility.
Publisher: P. F. Collier & Son
City: New York
Year: 1911
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 15 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce set of the Anniversary edition of the works of Charles Dickens.

Antique set is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are tight. Interiors are clean and bright. This collection is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces.

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Lot 7157

$30

Title: The Sculptor Caught Napping: A Book for the Children's Hour
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co./ E. P. Dutton & Co.
City: London / New York
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10.25" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce collection of silhouette illustrations by Jane E. Cook, with a foreword by Theodore Andrea Cook.

Antique oblong volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped white lettering and pictorial designs to front cover. Binding is firm. Pages display foxing to pages of text and tissue guards. This work contains 2 full-page and 11 double-page silhouette drawings with tissue guards.

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Lot 7158

$10

Title: Notice sur la collection des portraits de Marie Stuart, appartenant au Prince Alexandre Labanoff, precedee d'un resume chronologique
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Imprimerie d'Edouard Pratz
City: Saint Petersburg
Year: 1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/345 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is stated to be a revised, augmented edition.

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with number written in white in lower portion of spine. Front hinge is cracked. Two pages on New York Public Library stationery have been pasted to front endpaper. These bear a handwritten inventory of the books/magazine articles dealing with portraits of Mary, Queen of Scots, held at the Lenox Library. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Pages are clean and without markings. This French-language catalogue is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Mary Stuart.

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Lot 7159

$90

Title: Fifth Annual Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries, Game and Forests of the State of New York
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: James B. Lyon, State Printer
City: Albany
Year: 1900
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 466 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green buckram with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped pictorial design in green and brown depicting forest scene with deer and fishermen can be seen on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is cracked between blank pages at front and rear of volume. Pages are clean and without markings. Page 239 is nearly detached, with long tear along one side and small tears at fore edge (no loss to text). This work is illustrated with 8 color plates by Dentons, 4 color plates of birds by Ridgway, and 3 plates of insects, as well as photographic plates and tables.

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Lot 7160

$60

Title: Cry Wolf
Author: Wilbur Smith - Wilbur Addison Smith is a best-selling novelist. His writings include 16th and 17th century tales about the founding of the southern territories of Africa and the subsequent adventures and international intrigues relevant to these settlements. His books often fall into one of three series. These works of fiction draw on history and help to explain the rise and historical influence of the Dutch and British settlers in southern Africa that eventually claimed this diamond and gold rich and disputed territory as home.
Publisher: Heinemann
City: London
Year: 1976
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 388 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce copy signed by bestselling novelist Wilbur Smith. The volume is signed and inscribed by Smith on the title page, "For Suzy,/ With all best wishes, / Wilbur Smith."

Volume is bound in brown cloth boards with bright gilt embossing. Book shows light external wear. The book shows light external wear, with small white stains to rear cover. Volume is solidly bound with clean pages, with previous owner's name on half title page.

With some edgewear, toning and slight tearing to the dust jacket at ends of spine panel. Jacket is now preserved in mylar.




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Lot 7161

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decoratively bound books on astronomy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are O. M. Mitchel's "Popular Astronomy: A Concise Elementary Treatise on the Sun, Planes, Satellites and Comets" (Oakley & Mason, 1867) and John Brocklesby's "Elements of Meteorology, with Questions for Examination, Designed for Schools and Academies" (Pratt, Woodford & Co., 1849).

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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 7162

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). It should be noted that there are a number of of miniature books in this lot. Among the titles in this collection are "The Blood of Jesus" (Henry Hoyt, n.d.) by William Reid, "Green Pastures, or Daily Food for the Lord's Flock" (Presbyterian Board of Publication, n.d.) by Rev. James Smith, and "Sacred Meditations" (Waite, Peirce, & Co., 1846) by P. L. U.

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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 7163

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on philosophy and culture shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" (Holt & WIlliams, 1873) by James Fitzjames Stephen, "The Masculine Cross and Ancient Sex Worship" (Commonwealth Co., 1904) by Sha Rocco.

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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 7164

$70

Book Details: Some of the most intriguing stories of nautical history are about shipwrecks, disasters at sea, and sunken treasure. This large collection of books covers the topic thoroughly, ranging in time from archaeological explorations of ancient Mediterranean ships through Spanish galleons spilling pieces of eight in the Caribbean on up to the Robert Ballard's famous photographs of the two pieces of the Titanic, 12,000 feet below the surface of the north Atlantic. More prosaic subjects, such as marine salvage and reclamation, are also covered. Dramatic photographs of wrecked ships on the shores of the Scilly Islands complete the lot.

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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 7165

$35

Title: A Century of Printing: The Issues of the Press in Pennsylvania, 1685-1784
Author: Charles R. Hildeburn
Publisher: Press of Matlack & Harvey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, limited to 300 sets. This is copy number 43.

Antique volumes are bound in original pebbled green cloth with gold-stamped spines. Books are well preserved, with tight binding and clean interiors without markings.

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Lot 7166

$200

Title: Botanical Gazette
Author: uncredited author
Editor: John M. Coulter - John Merle Coulter, Ph. D. was an American botanist and educator. In his career in education administration, Coulter is notable for serving as the president of Indiana University and Lake Forest College and the head of the Department of Botany at the University of Chicago.

John M. Coulter held the following positions;

1871-1879 Professor of Natural Sciences at Hanover College
1872-1875 Botanist to the United States Geological Survey in the Rocky Mountains[1]
1879-1891 Professor of Botany at Wabash College
1891-1893 President and Professor of Botany of Indiana University
1893-1896 President of Lake Forest College
1896-1925 Professor and head of the department of Botany at the University of Chicago.
1925-1928 Dean and adviser of the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research in Yonkers, New York, a position he held until his death.

In 1901, Coulter was the general secretary of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and in 1918 served as the Association's president. From 1897-1898, he was the president of the Botanical Society of America.

In 1875, Coulter founded the Botanical Gazette and thereafter continued to be its editor.
Publisher: John M. Coulter
City: Bloomington
Year: 1875-1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce run of the first issues of this antique botanical journal, including the first year numbers that appeared under the name "Botanical Bulletin." This lot contains volumes 1 through 18 (first 5 books contain two volumes each).

Antique set is bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spines display raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss of material to spine covers and along edges of volumes. Library markings and/or attachments are visible on spines, endpapers and titles pages. Pencil markings appear on verso of title pages. Rear and front boards of first volume have damaged corners. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Original wrappers are bound in at rear. Work contains many illustrations. Well-preserved (fold-out) plates appear at rear of volumes.

This lot also contains a bound index for volumes I to X.

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Lot 7167

$100

Title: Jerome Paturot a la recherche de la meilleure des republiques
Author: Louis Reybaud
Publisher: Michel Levy Freres, Libraires-Editeurs
City: Paris
Year: 1848-1849
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half leather with green marbled paper-covered boards and gilt-lettered green/red spine labels. Books show mild external wear, with minor fraying and/or loss at extremities. Bindings are sound. Interiors display scattered foxing. Final volume contains large well-preserved fold-out frontispiece.

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