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Lot 7210

$40

Book Details: This group of antiquarian books on botany and horticulture is dominated by four volumes of "The New Flora and Silva" (1928-1932), a periodical aimed at gardeners looking for new varieties of plants. Also included is "The Bulb *Buyer's Guide" (1928), "Practical Floriculture" (1869), "Window Gardening" (1874), the lyrical, limited edition "The Voice of the Garden," and a pretty little floral guide in Dutch with colorful chromolithograph illustrations.

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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 7211

$110

Title: Etruscan Places
Author: D. H. Lawrence - David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialization. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, and instinct.
Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile which he called his "savage pilgrimage." At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as, "The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation." Later, the influential Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence's fiction within the canonical "great tradition" of the English novel. Lawrence is now valued by many as a visionary thinker and significant representative of modernism in English literature.
Publisher: Martin Secker
City: London
Year: 1932
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 198 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather over black cloth, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear, with scratch at head of spine. Volume has decorative endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates.

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Lot 7212

$35

Book Details: Two massive, vintage unabridged dictionaries comprise this lot. Both are "Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition." One was published in 1935, the other in 1952.

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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. In the 1952 edition, the page containing Noah Webster's biography is missing.


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Lot 7213

$40

Title: Eighth and Ninth Reports of the Forest, Fish and Game Commission of the State of New York
Author:
Publisher: James B. Lyon, State Printer
City: Albany
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 456 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 of deer head can be seen on front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding has separated at front hinge. Rear hinge is cracked. Pages are clean and without markings. Text block is shaken. Pages 241-242, 253-254 are detached, with pages in between now lacking. This work is illustrated with 9 color plates of fish by Denton, 4 color plates of birds by Louis Agassiz Fuentes, and 4 color plates of forest animals, as well as photographic plates and tables. Large fold-out color map at rear of volume has long tear across left side of top margin, with much smaller closed tear near bottom margin of the same.

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Lot 7214

$45

Title: Asia Rekishi Jiten
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Heibonsha
City: Tokyo
Year: 1966
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: Historical dictionary on Asian history and culture.
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in original black and gold cloth printed in silver and black. Ex-library books show mild external wear, with light soiling to covers and shelf numbers at foot of spines. Bindings are tight. Institutional bookplates with "withdrawn" stamp appear on front pastedowns, small paper label can be seen on rear endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated throughout, with b&w portraits, maps, and diagrams A number of volumes have an initial full-page color illustration. Text is in Japanese.

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Lot 7215

$60

Book Details: This collection of books about Cornell University covers over a century of history, with the earliest one published in 1893 to commemorate the university's 25th anniversary. Included in this lot are two songbooks (1915 and 1948), the diaries of Andrew Dickson White (first president of Cornell), a 33rd year retrospective on the Class of 1892 (tucked into that volume is an old program from their Class Day way back when), a history of the main student union, Willard Straight Hall, "Cornell in Pictures: The First Century," and "Cornell Geology Through the Years." Also included is a biography of the merchant and financier, Erastus Corning, founder of the city that bears his name.

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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 7216

$10

Title: Washington and Caesar
Author: Christian Cameron - Christian Gordon Cameron is a Canadian novelist, who was educated and trained as both an historian and a former career officer in the US Navy. His best-known work is the ongoing historical fiction series "Tyrant," which by 2009 had sold over 100,000 copies.

Cameron was born in the US, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1962 and grew up in Rochester, NY, and Iowa City, Iowa, as well as Rockport, Massachusetts. He attended high school at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, NY, and got an honors BA in Medieval History at the University of Rochester. After University, Cameron joined the United States Navy as an ensign, serving in VS 31 as an air intelligence officer and gaining his air observer wings before going to spend the rest of his military career as a humint officer, first with NCIS and later with DHS in Washington, DC. Cameron left the US military in 2000 as a lieutenant commander. While still serving in the Navy, Cameron proposed his first novel with his father (Kenneth Cameron, American novelist and playwright) to HarperCollins UK, which was published in 1996 as Night Trap in the UK and Rules of Engagement in the United States. In 2002, Cameron wrote his first solo novel, "Washington and Caesar," published by HarperCollins in the UK and Random House in the US.
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
City: London
Year: 2003
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 565 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this work by Christian Cameron, signed by the author on the title page.

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

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Lot 7217

$0

Book Details: This eye-catching collection contains a subgroup on art history, with books on the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood and the Art Nouveau style, particularly on the works of Aubrey Beardsley. Also included are many decorative sets and singles, including 19 volumes of literature by Louisa Muhlbach. One set of mysteries features irresistible spider-web bindings. Children's book are part of this collection, with picture books and titles by A.A. Milne. Capping the lot is a 1973 "Booklet of General Plans" of the starship Enterprise (NCC-1700, U.S.S. Constitution Class) from the "Star Trek" TV series, still in its original pouch.

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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 7218

$30

Title: The Water-Cure Journal and Herald of Reforms; Devoted to Physiology, Hydropathy, and the Laws of Life
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Fowlers and Wells, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1853
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is an compilation of antique issues of The Water-Cure and Journal and Herald of Reforms, containing a complete run for the year 1853.

Antique volume is bound in pebble brown boards with taped spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at outside corners of boards and peeling of tape at bottom front spine edge. Front board is detaching. Text block is intact. Pages display foxing throughout. Text appears in three columns.

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Lot 7219

$60

Title: Exposicion de la doctrina catolica sobre los dogmas de la religion. Precedida de dos disertaciones: una sobre la doctrina cristiana, considerada en sus excelencias propias, en la necesidad de saberla, y en la obligacion de ensenarla; y otra sobre la fe, la esperanza y la caridad consideradas en si mismas y en sus relaciones con la verdad, el poder y la felicidad
Author: Clemente de Jesus Muguia - Clemente de Jesus Munguia was a Catholic priest, lawyer and academic.
Publisher: Imprenta de Tomas S. Gardida
City: Mexico City
Year: 1856
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/521/viii/536
Width: 8" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volume-work bound as one.

Antique volume is bound in original suede, decoratively stamped in blind, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and gilt flaking from spine. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners. Hinges are cracked. Volume has marbled endpapers. Age-toned pages display occasional light foxing and/or faint marginal staining

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Lot 7220

$80

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.


Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.

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Lot 7221

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antiquarian literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Awdrey-Gore Legacy" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1972, in dust jacket) by Edward Gorey, and "He Rather Enjoyed It" (George H. Doran Company, 1925).

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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 7222

$200

Details: This large collection of antique photographs contains many cartes des visites (CDVs), cabinet cards, tintypes, and real photo postcards (RPPCs), as well as some snapshots. These pictures originated in upstate New York, from Rochester, Utica, Ithaca, Norwich, Newburgh, Newfield, Spencer, and other towns. Most appear to date from the late 19th c., although a few earlier ones (like the CDV of a Civil War corporal from the 109th New York Volunteers) and a few later ones are included as well.

Other notable pictures include one of a train wreck, dated 1911, probably in the vicinity of Ithaca; and another of people gathered outside a burning building in the rain. Several large group photos are in this lot, and subjects include families, school children, and an Odd Fellows lodge, complete with minstrels in blackface.

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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 7223

$325

Details: This collection of vintage and antique estate ephemera includes GI booklets from World War II; the special supplement to the New York Times of June 1927, documenting Charles Lindbergh's effusive welcome in Europe; some missionary tracts translated into the Dakota Native American indian language; an 1820 arrest warrant for debt in Vermont; and a grocer's food rationing poster from WWII. Other items of interest include a wartime YMCA songbook; an 1868 proclamation revoking the court martial of an officer of the U.S. Colored Troops; and many scrapbooks and newspapers from Connecticut College in the early 1930s. A beautifully engineered Keuffel & Esser slide rule is an added bonus.

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Lot 7224

$50

Title: The Story of the Fifteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 1861-1864
Author: Andrew E. Ford
Publisher: Press of W. J. Coulter
City: Clinton, Massachusetts
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 422 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Volume has floral endpapers. Pages display water markings along bottom edge of text block. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Major General Charles Devens, Jr. and a number of well-preserved fold-out maps.

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Lot 7225

$45

Book Details: These antiquarian books are all about bees and beekeeping. Most date from the turn of the last century, and the most recent (about introducing a queen bee to a hive) is dated 1943. These practical manuals display apiculture at its most charming.

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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 7226

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage American history books shown in the corresponding image(s). All volumes are signed by their authors and all are preserved in their original dust jackets. Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of Andy Rooney's "Out of My Mind" (Public Affairs, 2006), William I. Schreiber's "Our Amish Neighbors" (The University of Chicago Press, 1962), also signed by illustrator Sybil Gould, and "Jere C. Hutchins: A Personal Story" (Privately Printed, 1938).

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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 7227

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on books and works of literary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Early Kentucky Literature, 1750-1840" (The Kentucky State Historical Society, 1931) by Williard Rouse Jillson, "A Catalogue of Sixteenth-Century Medical Books in Edinburgh Libraries" (Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 1982, in dust jacket) and "Repertoire des rituels et processionnaux imprimes conserves en France" (Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1984) by Jean-Baptiste Molin and Annik Aussedat-Minvielle.

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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 7228

$70

Title: Utopia: Written in Latine by Syr Thomas More, Knyght, and Translated into Englyshe by Raphe Robynson: Anno m.ccccc.li With Copious Notes and a Biographical and Literary Introduction by the Rev. T. F. Dibdin, F. S.A. Printed from Sir H. Ellis's Copy, with Additional Notes and Corrections
Author: Thomas More - Sir Thomas More, known to Roman Catholics as Saint Thomas More since 1935, was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman, and noted Renaissance humanist. He was an important councillor to Henry VIII of England and was Lord Chancellor from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. He was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1935 as one of the early martyrs of the schism that separated the Church of England from Rome in the 16th century. In 2000, Pope John Paul II declared him patron of Catholic statesmen and politicians.

More was an opponent of the Protestant Reformation, in particular of Martin Luther and William Tyndale. However, since 1980, he is also commemorated by the Church of England as a reformation martyr.

More coined the word "utopia" - a name he gave to the ideal and imaginary island nation, the political system of which he described in "Utopia," published in 1516. He opposed the King's separation from the Roman Catholic Church and refused to accept him as Supreme Head of the Church of England, a title which had been given by parliament through the Act of Supremacy of 1534. He was imprisoned in 1534 for his refusal to take the oath required by the First Succession Act, because the act disparaged Papal Authority and Henry's marriage to Catherine of Aragon. In 1535, he was tried for treason, convicted on perjured testimony, and beheaded.

More also helped to originate the phrase "grasp at straws" to mean "desperately trying even useless things", in his "Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation."

Intellectuals and statesmen across Europe were stunned by More's execution. Erasmus saluted him as one "whose soul was more pure than any snow, whose genius was such that England never had and never again will have its like." There was a more controversial side to More's life, because he advocated the persecution and execution of Protestants who refused to recant their faith. However, the judgement of history has been largely willing to forgive this in light of the times he lived in and his martyrdom in the Roman Catholic cause. Two centuries later Jonathan Swift said More was "the person of the greatest virtue this kingdom ever produced," a sentiment with which Samuel Johnson agreed. Historian Hugh Trevor-Roper said in 1977 that More was "the first great Englishman whom we feel that we know, the most saintly of humanists, the most human of saints, the universal man of our cool northern renaissance."
Editor: T. F. Dibdin
Publisher: Robert Roberts
City: Boston, Lincolnshire, England
Year: 1878
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 472 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition signed by publisher Robert Roberts. His signature appears on limitation page. This is copy number 426 of 475. Also signed on front flyleaf by Edmond Warre, headmaster and provost of Eton, to Reginald Lucas, with Lucas' armorial bookplate underneath inscription.

Antique volume is bound in full vellum with gilt-lettered spine label and stamped gilt decorative designs. Book shows external wear, with mild warping to boards and light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Foxing appears at ends of volumes. Yellow-edged pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of More by Holbein, double-page plate and vignettes.

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Lot 7229

$130

Title: Cottage Economy: Containing Information Relative to the Brewing of Beer, Making of Bread, Keeping of Cows, Pigs, Bees, Ewes, Goats, Poultry and Rabbits, and Relative to Other Matters Deemed Useful in the Conducting of the Affairs of a Labourer's Family
Author: William Cobbett - William Cobbett was an English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm laborers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and "tax-eaters" relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicized the radical movement, which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and to his winning the parliamentary seat of Oldham. Although he was not a Catholic, he became a fiery advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett's life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion, but is best known for his book from 1830, "Rural Rides," which is still in print today.

Publisher: C. Clement
City: London
Year: 1822
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv, 120, [145]-207 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce compilation of this English periodical, containing Seven monthly parts, bound together with general title page & index: each part has its own part-number, date, price, and imprint. Pt 1 is 'stereotype edition'.

Antique volume is bound in dark brown paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with substantial loss of material to spine cover and light soiling to covers. Name is written in ink in upper right corner of front cover. Name of previous owner and date of 1822. Endpapers and papers display light foxing.

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Lot 7230

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antiquarian books on Latin American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Four Keys to Guatemala" (Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1939, in dust jacket) signed by co-author Lilly de Jongh Osborne, "Our Mexican Conflicts, Including a Brief History of Mexico from the Sixth Century to the Present Time" (Hearst's International Library Co., 1914, in dust jacket) and Joseph Hergesheimer's "San Cristobal de la Habana" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1920, in dust jacket).

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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 7231

$60

Book Details: Exploration and discovery plays a big part in this collection of nautical history, which includes biographies of important explorers such as Columbus, Tasman, Magellan, Scott, Cook, and Heyerdahl. The rigors of sailing, particularly endurance sailing, are also key topics. Several books document the challenges posed by Cape Horn for sailors over the centuries.

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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 7232

$50

Book Details: This small group of collectible American history features some handsome, decorative volumes, some leather-bound. Titles include a pictorial history of the Spanish-American War, a handsome, Easton Press biography of Franklin Pierce, an 1841 "Memorials of Deceased Friends [i.e., Quakers] of the New-England Yearly Meeting," an 1845 biography of Patrick Henry, and an 1832 "Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence."

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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. The boards have detached from "Lives of the Signers."


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Lot 7233

$60

Title: Black Mischief
Author: Evelyn Waugh - Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh, known as Evelyn Waugh, was an English writer of novels, biographies and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer. His best-known works include his early satires "Decline and Fall" (1928) and "A Handful of Dust" (1934), his novel "Brideshead Revisited" (1945) and his trilogy of Second World War novels collectively known as "Sword of Honour" (1952-61). Waugh is widely recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the 20th century.

The son of a publisher, Waugh was educated at Lancing and Hertford College, Oxford, and worked briefly as a schoolmaster before becoming a full-time writer. As a young man, he acquired many fashionable and aristocratic friends, and developed a taste for country house society that never left him. In the 1930s he travelled extensively, often as a special newspaper correspondent; he was reporting from Abyssinia at the time of the 1935 Italian invasion. He served in the British armed forces throughout the Second World War, first in the Royal Marines and later in the Royal Horse Guards. All these experiences, and the wide range of people he encountered, were used in Waugh's fiction, generally to humorous effect; even his own mental breakdown in the early 1950s, brought about by misuse of drugs, was fictionalized.

Waugh had converted to Roman Catholicism in 1930, after the failure of his first marriage. His traditionalist stance led him to oppose strongly all attempts to reform the Church; the changes brought about in the wake of the Second Vatican Council of 1962-65, particularly the introduction of the vernacular Mass, greatly disturbed him. This blow, together with a growing dislike for the welfare state culture of the postwar world and a decline in his health, saddened his final years, although he continued to write. To the public at large he generally displayed a mask of indifference, but he was capable of great kindness to those he considered his friends, many of whom remained devoted to him throughout his life. After his death in 1966, he acquired a new following through film and television versions of his work, such as "Brideshead Revisited" in 1981.
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated
City: New York
Year: 1932
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 312 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first U.S. edition of Waugh's third novel, with copyright 1932 and FR colophon at the bottom of colophon page.

Antique volume is bound in lime green cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling/markings to covers. Rear hinge is cracked. Volume has pictorial endpapers in color. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 7234

$70

Title: Atlas of the State of New York Prepared under Direction of Joseph R. Bien, E. M. Civil and Topographical Engineer from Original Surveys and Various Local Surveys Revised and Corrected Based on the Triangulations of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, U.S. Geological Survey, U. S. Lake Survey and the N.Y. State Survey
Author: Joseph R. Bien
Publisher: Julius Bien & Company
City: New York
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 20" Height: 26"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This unbound antique volume is a scarce atlas of the state of New York. This work was prepared under the direction of civil and topographical engineer Joseph R. Bien. The atlas was prepared from "...original surveys and various local surveys..." based on the triangulations of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey, United States Geological Survey, United States Lake Survey and the New York State Survey. The work features 36 color maps, 34 of which are present. This volume lacks map 10, of Ulster County, and map 35, of Buffalo. Notable maps present include those of New York City, Queens, Brooklyn, Albany, Syracuse and Rochester. The title page and page of "Explanations" are present and remain attached to one another, with the maps and index loosely laid in between the two pages. The volume shows age/wear, lacking boards and a spine. The age-toned pages and maps range in condition, with some displaying more advanced wear than others. While some maps minor wear concentrated at their edges, others display chipping, tears and soiling. Map 1, depicting the entire state of New York, displays some tape repair on its reverse.

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Lot 7235

$45

Title: Counties of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland, Illinois. Historical and Biographical
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: F. A. Battey & Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 839 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather over pebbled brown leather, with beveled boards, raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is firm. Marble-edged pages display scattered light foxing. Work is illustrated with full-page portraits and in-text illustrations. This book contains a tipped-in antique photograph.

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Lot 7236

$10

Book Details: This assortment of literary history and books on books includes letters of D.H. Lawrence and George Gissing, Bullfinch's mythology, and studies of Dostoevsky, the romantic movement in Germany, and the making of the English literary canon in the 18th century.

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Condition / Notes:

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Lot 7237

$30

Book Details: This large group of antiquarian history books largely views the cultures of the near and recent past through the lens of personal experience, including memoirs, travelogues, and explorations. Perhaps the earliest writer is Laurence Sterne, recounting his travels in Italy and France. Several other books discuss Paris and the French wine regions. Other authors remember encounters with Asian women, Antarctica, headhunting in the Solomon Islands, the ancient Andes, Mussolini, and the life of the Earl of Oxford & Asquith. Henry Adams chronicles the French revolution, and P.V. Glob describes life in Iron Age Ireland through analyses of 2000 year-old bodies found well preserved by the tannins in peat bogs.

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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 7238

$110

Details: There are many different items in this group of vintage and antique estate ephemera, but some of the most notable relate to transportation and travel. Railroad material includes a 1948 booklet and a 1930s souvenir packet of Colorado which features the Denver & Rio Grande Western RR. A 1934 booklet describes commercial transport planes like the Boeing 247-D, the Lockheed Electra and the Curtiss-Wright Condor. A thick packet of postcards features foreign and domestic scenes from all over (especially Boston), including pictures of exotic locations like Honolulu, Puerto Rico, the harbor in Yantai, China (then called Chefoo), and a photo of some Inuits in Nome. Also included is a unique real photo card of some hurricane or tornado damage. Two colorful chromolithograph cards celebrate Thanksgiving and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Other material in this lot includes several Farmer's Almanacs from the 1880s-90s, a folding lap desk, a colorful antique chromolithograph "Reward of Merit," and an immaculate linen handkerchief with a deep border of hand-made, tatted lace.

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


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Lot 7239

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books on the history of medicine shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "History and Bibliography of Anatomic Illustration" (Hafner Publishing Company, 1962, in dust jacket) by Ludwig Choulant, "Catalog of the Clifford G. Grulee Collection on Pediatrics" (The John Crerar Library, 1959), and "Contributions of Early Jews to American Medicine" (Boston Medical Publishing Company, 1934) by Solomon R. Kagan.

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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 7240

$150

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: Madison
Year: 1884-1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce run of this antique botanical journal. This lot contains volumes 19 through 28.

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 board of volume 28 displays water staining with warping to board (text block only slightly impacted). 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.



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Lot 7241

$30

Book Details: This valuable assortment of books contain reference material for collectors of many kinds of antiques and collectibles: quilts, Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG), Occupied Japan china and porcelain, jewelry, English silver, Stickley furniture, Beretta firearms, U.S. Army weapons, Russian matryoshka nesting dolls, Rockingham and Quimper pottery, and antique technical railroad tables.
Many of these volumes are large format, and illustrated with color photos. A near-complete set (vols. 1-7) of Minnie Watson Kamm's helpful guides to pattern glass and catalog reproductions are 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.


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Lot 7242

$55

Title: A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles; Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected by the Philological Society
Author: uncredited author
Editor: James A. H. Murray - Sir James Augustus Henry Murray was a Scottish lexicographer and philologist. He was the primary editor of the Oxford English Dictionary from 1879 until his death.


Sir James Murray was born in the village of Denholm near Hawick in the Scottish Borders, the eldest son of a draper, Thomas Murray. A precocious child with a voracious appetite for learning, he left school at the age of fourteen because his parents were not able to afford to send him to local fee-paying schools. At the age of seventeen he became a teacher at Hawick Grammar School and three years later was headmaster of the Subscription Academy there. In 1856 he was one of the founders of the Hawick Archaeological Society.

In 1861, Murray met a music teacher, Maggie Scott, whom he married the following year. Two years later, they had a daughter Anna, who shortly after died of tuberculosis. Maggie, too, fell ill with tuberculosis, and on the advice of doctors, the couple moved to London to escape the Scottish winters. Once there, Murray took an administrative job with the Chartered Bank of India, while continuing in his spare time to pursue his many and varied academic interests. Maggie died within a year of arrival in London. A year later Murray was engaged to Ada Agnes Ruthven, and the following year married her.

By this time Murray was primarily interested in languages and etymology. Some idea of the depth and range of his linguistic erudition may be gained from a letter of application he wrote to Thomas Watts, Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum, in which he claimed an 'intimate acquaintance' with Italian, French, Catalan, Spanish and Latin, and 'to a lesser degree' Portuguese, Vaudois, Provençal & various dialects'. In addition, he was 'tolerably familiar' with Dutch, German and Danish. His studies of Anglo-Saxon and Mœso-Gothic had been 'much closer', he knew 'a little of the Celtic' and was at the time 'engaged with the Slavonic, having obtained a useful knowledge of the Russian'. He had 'sufficient knowledge of Hebrew & Syriac to read at sight the Old Testament and Peshito' and to a lesser degree he knew Aramaic, Arabic, Coptic and Phoenician. However, he did not get the job.

By 1869, Murray was on the Council of the Philological Society, and by 1873 had given up his job at the bank and returned to teaching at Mill Hill School in London. He then published "The Dialect of the Southern Counties of Scotland," which served to enhance his reputation in philological circles.

Murray had eleven children with Ada (all having 'Ruthven' in their name, by arrangement with his father-in-law, George Ruthven); the eldest, Harold James Ruthven Murray became a prominent chess historian, and one son Wilfrid George Ruthven Murray wrote an account of his father.

On 26 April 1878, Murray was invited to Oxford to meet the Delegates of the Oxford University Press, with a view to his taking on the job of editor of a new dictionary of the English language, to replace Johnson's and to capture all the words then extant in the English speaking world in all their various shades of meaning. It would be a massive project, which required somebody with Murray's knowledge and single-minded determination.

On 1 March 1879, a formal agreement was put in place to the effect that Murray was to edit a new English Dictionary. It was expected to take ten years to complete and be some 7,000 pages long, in four volumes. In fact, when the final results were published in 1928, it ran to twelve volumes, with 414,825 words defined and 1,827,306 citations employed to illustrate their meanings.

In preparation for the work ahead, Murray built a corrugated-iron shed in the grounds of Mill Hill School, called the Scriptorium, to house his small team of assistants as well as the flood of slips (bearing quotations illustrating the use of words to be defined in the dictionary) which started to flow in as a result of his appeal. As work continued on the early part of the dictionary, Murray gave up his job as a teacher and became a full time lexicographer.

In the summer of 1884, Murray and his family moved to a large house on the Banbury Road in north Oxford. Murray had a second Scriptorium built in its back garden, a larger building than the first, with more storage space for the ever-increasing number of slips being sent to Murray and his team. Anything addressed to 'Mr Murray, Oxford' would always find its way to him, and such was the volume of post sent by Murray and his team that the Post Office erected a special post box outside Murray's house.

Murray continued his work on the dictionary, age and failing health doing nothing to diminish his enthusiasm for the work he had devoted much of his life to. He died of pleurisy on 26 July 1915 and was buried in Oxford.







Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
City: Oxford
Year: 1888-1933
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 13 Complete: Yes
Width: 10.75" Height: 13.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set has been rebound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Ex-library books show varying degrees of external wear, with a number of volumes displaying scratching to covers and loss of material at corners. Traces of removal of library attachments are visible at bottom portions. The only other library markings are a bookplate on front pastedowns and annotation at top edge of title pages. Bindings are firm. Title page of front page and final pages of first volume displays creasing. Pages are clean and without markings.

Also included in this lot are paperback editions of "The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary" by Simon Winchester, and "Caught in the Web of Words: James A. H. Murray and the Oxford English Dictionary" by K. M. Elisabeth Murray.

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Lot 7243

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (James Miller, 1867) and "L'ile deserte" (Societe literaire de France, 1917) by Jacques Cheneviere.

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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 7244

$70

Title: A Treatise of Surgical Anatomy; or the Anatomy of Regions, Considered in Its Relations with Surgery. Illustrated by Plates, Representing the Principal Regions of the Body
Author: Alfred-Armand-Louis-Marie Velpeau - Alfred-Armand-Louis-Marie Velpeau was a French anatomist and surgeon.

A native of Breches, Indre-et-Loire, he was a student and assistant to Pierre Bretonneau. During his early medical career he was a surgeon in several hospitals in Paris. In 1833 Velpeau succeeded Alexis de Boyer as chair of clinical surgery at the University of Paris, a position he maintained until his death in 1867. Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican pro-independence leader, surgeon and Légion d'honneur laureate, was one of Velpeau's prominent students.

Velpeau was a skilled surgeon and renowned for his knowledge of surgical anatomy. He was the author of over 340 titles on surgery, embryology, anatomy, obstetrics, et al. Among his better known writings was an important work on obstetrics, titled "Traite elementaire de l'art des accouchements" (1830). In 1827 Velpeau is credited for providing the first accurate description of leukemia.

The eponymous "Velpeau bandage" which is used for arm support is named after him. There are several other medical terms named after Velpeau, however these terms are now primarily used for historical purposes only; these include: "Velpeau hernia" for the femoral hernia, "Velpeau's disease" for hidradenitis suppurativa, "Velpeau's canal" for the inguinal canal and "Velpeau's fossa" which is the ischiorectal fossa.

Despite being one of the top surgeons in his time, Velpeau believed that pain-free surgery was a fantasy, and that surgery and pain were inseparable. With the advent of anaesthetics such as ether and chloroform in the 1840s, Velpeau was amazed, saying "On the subject of ether, that it is a wonderful and terrible agent, I will say of chloroform, that it is still more wonderful and more terrible".
Translor: John W. Sterling
Publisher: Samuel Wood & Sons
City: New York
Year: 1830
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Translated from the French, with additional notes by John W. Sterling. Velpeau performed the first attempt at an operative treatment for an aneurysm, and was, according to Garrison-Morton, "the leading French surgeon of the first half of the 19th century."
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label to second volume (that of first volume is laid in). Ex-library books show external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to covers. Scuffing is visible at edges of volumes. Hinges are cracked. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedowns. Annotations in pencil appear on verso on title pages. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional foxing. Work is illustrated with 14 (heavily foxed) intact fold-out plates on heavy paper at rear of volumes.

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Lot 7245

$55

Details: This assortment of ephemera is largely vintage, and consists of railroad, automotive, and firearms related paper. Included are instruction manuals and advertising for guns; postcards of locomotives, streetcars, trestles, the railway post office, and stations; and advertising for cars, automobile parts, oil, and paint.

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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 7246

$45

Title: Trial of Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, before the Senate of the United States, on Impeachment by the House of Representatives for High Crimes and Misdemeanors
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in pebbled brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with chipping along edges. First volume displays light soiling. Bindings are sound. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown of second volume. Age-toned pages display scattered light foxing.

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Lot 7247

$60

Details: Many of the pieces in this large collection of original antique lithographs come from the large-format "Harper's Weekly," with subjects including the Civil War and New York City. A number of these prints are matted and ready to frame.

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


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Lot 7248

$55

Details: This collection of antique photographs and negatives spans many decades and generations. Perhaps the earliest are three tintypes; the latest pictures are dated 1955. Included are formal portraits of individuals, families, and groups, as well as snapshots. All are from upstate New York, mostly Tompkins County.

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


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Lot 7249

$40

Title: Trailing the Giant Panda
Author: Kermit Roosevelt - Kermit Roosevelt I MC was a son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. He was an explorer on two continents with his father, a graduate of Harvard University, a soldier serving in two world wars, with both the British and U.S. Armies, a businessman, and a writer. He fought a lifelong battle with depression and alcoholism, and eventually committed suicide., Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901-1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1929
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 278 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and pictorial design depicting face of panda to front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Illustrated with frontispiece plate.

Intact dust jacket with small loss of materal at lower right corner and closed tears and creasing to rear panel is preserved in mylar.

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Lot 7250

$60

Details: In this collection of antique Jim Crow-era, racist Black Americana, there are six postcards, one stereo card, a valentine, two advertisements, four humorous chromolithographs with sports themes by the artist Frank Beard, and a black & white snapshot dated 1955.

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Condition / Notes: Please note that there are two figures in the valentine; one is missing its head. Two of the chromolitho cards are missing corners. Some of the postcards have been used. Otherwise, this material is in generally good condition.

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Lot 7251

$55

Title: Audubon's Birds of America
Author: Roger Tory Peterson, Virginia Marie Peterson
Publisher: Cross River Press, Ltd.
City: New York
Year: 1981
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 12.5" Height: 15.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Baby elephant folio is bound in cream cloth with stamped black lettering and decorative designs. Book is is excellent condition. Dust jacket shows shelfwear. Lavishly illustrated.

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