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Lot 7294

$140

Title: The History of Pennsylvania in North America, from the Original Institution and Settlement of That Province, under the First Proprietor and Governor William Penn in 1681, till aftter the Year 1742; with an Introduction, Respecting, the Life of W. Penn, prior to the Grant of the Province, and the Religious Society of the People Called Quaker; - with the First Rife of the Neighbouring Colonies, More Particularly of West-New-Jersey, and the Settlement of the Dutch and Swedes on Delaware. To Which Is Added, a Brief Description of the Said Province, and ot the General State, in Which It Flourished, Principally between the Years 1760 and 1770. The Whole Including a Variety of Things, Useful and Interesting To Be Known, Respecting That Country in Early Time, &cc. With an Appendix. Written Principally between the Years 1776 and 1780
Author: Robert Proud
Publisher: Zachariah Poulson, Junior
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1797
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes:

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Lot 7295

$120

Title: Mars at Its Nearest
Author: George Hall Hamilton - George Hall Hamilton was a U. S. astronomer, educated at Trinity College in Cambridge. He Was appointed Professor of Astronomy at Bellevue College Nebraska in 1910. From 1917 to 1922 he was astronomer at the Lowell Observatory and from 1922 to 1924 he was attached to Harvard Observatory and was at its Jamaica branch. He was reputed to be an enthusiastic observer of Mars and an exponent of the hypothesis that the planet is inhabited by intelligent beings.
Publisher: L'Enseigne de l'Hermine
City: Dinard, France
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 90 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is has been rebound in three-quarter leather over red marbled paper boards. Spine displays raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Volume has marbled endpapers. Original illustrated wrappers are present. Interior is clean and bright. This work is illustrated with 9 plates.

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Lot 7296

$35

Title: The American Fruit Culturist, Containing Practical Directions for the Propagation and Culture of Fruit Trees in the Nursery, Orchard, and Garden. With Descriptions of the Principal American and Foreign Varieties Cultivated in the United States
Author: John J. Thomas
Publisher: William Wood & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 511 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and fraying at head of spine. Binding is firm. Pages display sporadic light foxing. Work contains numerous in-text illustrations.

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Lot 7297

$45

Title: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War: The Most Important Events of the Conflict between the States Graphically Pictured. Stirring Battle Scenes and Grand Naval Engagements. Drawn by Special Artists on the Spot, Portraits of the Principal Participants, Military and Civil: Famous Forts; Pathetic Episodes, Etc. Etc. The Whole Forming an Authentic Pictorial History of the War, by Such Well-Known Artists as Becker, Crane, Beard, Schell, Lumley, Forbes, Wevill, Davis, Simons, Osborn, Wilcox, Weaver, Bosse, Newton, Rawson, Russell, Sartorious, Chamberlain and Others. A Concise History of the Civil War, Being Official Data Secured from the War Records
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Louis Shepheard Moat
Publisher: Mrs. Frank Leslie, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 544 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 17.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth with stamped lettering to spine and front cover. Books shows external wear, with loss of material at head of spine and at lightly bumped outside corners. Binding is sound. Previous owner's inscription appears in lower half of half title page. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is lavishly illustrated, with with impressively detailed full- and double-page plates, as well as a number of in-text illustrations.

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Lot 7298

$10

Title: Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopadie fur die gebildeten Stande. Conversations-Lexikon
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: F. A. Brockhaus
City: Leipzig
Year: 1851-1855
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 16 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce complete 10th, revised and augmented, edition of this 19th-century Brockhaus dictionary and conversation lexicon.


Antique set is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather backstrips. Books show varying degrees of external wear, with some volumes displaying detached boards and/or spine covers. Loss of material to front/rear covers is also visible on some volumes. Text blocks are intact. Pages with marbled edges have light age-toning.


Text is in German.


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Lot 7299

$20

Title: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Dai Sijie - Dai Sijie is a Chinese-French author and filmmaker. Dai Sijie was born in China in 1954. He grew up working in his fathers tailor shop. He himself became a skilled tailor. The Maoist government sent him to a reeducation camp in rural Sichuan from 1971 to 1974, during the Cultural Revolution. After his return, he was able to complete high school and university, where he studied art history.
In 1984, he left China for France on a scholarship. There, he acquired a passion for movies and became a director. Before turning to writing, he made three critically acclaimed feature-length films: "China, My Sorrow" (1989) (original title: "Chine, ma douleur"), "Le mangeur de lune" and "Tang, le onzieme." He also wrote and directed an adaptation of "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress," released in 2002. He lives in Paris and writes in French.
His novel, "Par une nuit ou la lune ne s'est pas levee" ("Once on a moonless night"), was published in 2007. "L'acrobatie aerienne de Confucius" was published in 2008.

Publisher: Chatto & Windus
City: London
Year: 2001
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 172 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress" is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Dai Sijie, and published in 2000 in French and in English in 2001. It is the author's first published novel. Its original French title is similar, "Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise." A film based on his novel was released in 2002, directed by Dai himself.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this debut novel. Author's signature appears on half title page written in Chinese and in transliteration under the word "cordialement."

Antique volume is bound in maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover.

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Lot 7300

$40

Title: A Practical Inquiry Into Disordered Respiration; Distinguishing the Species of Convulsive Asthma, Their Causes and Indications of Cure
Author: Robert Bree
Publisher: J. & A. Y. Humphreys
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1811
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 260 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in leather boards with gilt embossing on red spine label. Front board is detaching. This ex-library volume shows external wear, with scratch marks to rear cover and minor loss at corners. The text block is solidly bound. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Front flyleaf has been excised. Lightly age-toned pages display occasional foxing.

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Lot 7301

$110

Title: The True Amazons: Or, the Monarchy of Bees. Being a New Discovery and Improvement of Those Wonderful Creatures. Wherein Is Experimentally Demonstrated, I. That They Are All Governed by a Queen. II. The Amazing Beauty and Dignity of Her Person. III. Her Extraordinary Authority and Power. IV Their Exceeding Loyalty and Unparallel'd Love to Their Queen. V. Their Sex, Male and Female. VI. Their Manner of Breeding. VII. Their Wars. VIII. Their Enemies; With Directions Plain and Easy, How To Manage Them, Both in Straw-Hives and Transparent Boxes; So That With Laying Out But Four or Five Pounds, in Three or Four Years, If the Summers Are Kind, You May Get Thirty or Forty Pounds per Annum. Also, How To Make the English Wine or Mead, Equal, If Not Superior, to the Best of Other Wines
Author: Joseph Warden
Publisher: T. Longman and T. Astley
City: London
Year: 1749
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 164 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique leather volume has detached front board. Spine has gilt-lettered spine label and ruling. Text block is intact. Endpapers have darkened edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of author. Antique armorial bookplate appears on verso of title page.

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Lot 7302

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique New York history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "S. H. Hadley of Water Street: A Miracle of Grace" (Fleming H. Revell Company, 1906) by J. Wilbur Chapman, and "Statutes of the State of New York Relating to Common Schools" (C. Van Benthuysen, Public Printer, 1847).

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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 7303

$70

Book Details: Civil War history is the focus of this collection of decorative antique books. Titles include "The Great Conspiracy," by John A. Logan, "The Life of Johnny Reb," by Bell Irvin Wiley, and a biography of Abraham Lincoln by J.G. Holland. A biography of U.S. Grant also contains his speeches, and is edited by L.T. Remlap.

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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 Lincoln biography has been rebound.


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Lot 7304

$50

Title: The Standard Formulary: A Collection of over Four Thousand Formulas for Pharmaceutical Preparations, Family Remedies, Toilet Articles, Veterinary Remedies, Soda Fountain Requisites, and Miscellaneous Preparations Especially Adapted to the Requirements of Retail Druggists
Author: A. Emil Hiss, Albert E. Ebert
Publisher: G. P. Engelhard & Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 500 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "The formulary contains a vast collection of formulas, covering everything the pharmacist may desire to make, and every one, it is believed, thoroughly trustworthy. A large proportion have been collected in years past, as the outgrowth of practical experience and are now offered to American pharmacists for the first time. Dietrich's and Hager's celebrated manuals - the great German authorities - are, by discriminating translations and adaptations, for the first time made accessible to the pharmacists of this country." (from introduction)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in illustrated paper-covered boards with cloth spine. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and minor loss at edges and corners. Binding is firm. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 7305

$120

Details: This antique photograph album is labeled "Souvenir of the Black Hills," and the pictures document a car trip to South Dakota in the 1920s. Along with snapshots of splendid scenery and horse-drawn farm equipment are pictures of ranches and rodeos, and even a couple of tornadoes. One interesting shot shows Mount Rushmore when it was still a work in progress, with only the head of George Washington. Another snapshot shows the wrecked hulk of the ship "Morro Castle," which burned spectacularly off Asbury Park, NJ in 1934, killing 137 people.

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Condition / Notes: The covers have detached from this album, and the pages are rippled, with chipped and worn edges.

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Lot 7306

$30

Title: A Treatise on the Making of Palatable Table Wines: Recommended to Gentlemen, Especially in Virginia, for Their Own Use
Author: Bernard Peyton Chamberlain
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: Unknown
Year: 1931
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 97 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition. Author's signature appears on limitation page at rear of volume. This is copy number 403 (sic) of 400 copies. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Dr. George Oberle / September 16, 1948 / Bernard P. Chamberlain."


Antique volume is bound in blue paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine. Printed paper labels appear on spine and front cover. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with minor chipping to spine label and call number written in black at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Bookplate appears on front pastedown. Library stamps can be seen on front pastedown, front flyleaf, title page and rear flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 7307

$35

Title: Hutchinson's Splendour of the Heavans: A Popular Authoritative Astronomy
Author: uncredited author
Editor: T. E. R. Phillips, W. H. Steavenson
Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd.
City: London
Year: circa 1924
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 976 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows very light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated, with numerous color plates.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7308

$20

Title: An Historic Record and Pictorial Description of the Town of Meriden, Connecticut and Men Who Have Made It. From Earliest Settlement to Close of Its First Century of Incorporation. A Century of Meriden "The Silver City" Issued as the Official Souvenir History by Authority of the General Committee at the Centennial Celebration, June 10 to 16, 1906
Author: uncredited author
Editor: C. Bancroft Gillespie
Publisher: Journal Publishing Co.
City: Meriden, Connecticut
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 434/608/184 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with significant water damage to rear cover. Water markings are also visible in varying degrees on fore edge of front cover. Hinges are cracking. Text block is intact. Very minor water damage is present in upper outside corners of final pages, with very marginal loss of text on two pages of index. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with photographic plates containing views of the town, historic sites, and portraits of its prominent citizens. This massive local history also contains numerous in-text illustrations and well-preserved fold-out maps..

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Lot 7309

$35

Book Details: The natural world is the focus of this group of turn of the century reference books, but also included is a useful old volume on antique ivory carvings and sculpture. Two sets of books of two volumes each are publications of the New York State Museum: "Birds of New York" (1910) and "Wildflowers of New York" (1918). Also appearing in two volumes is "Cassell's Popular Gardening." The wildflowers books are illustrated with large color plates. The bird books are not useful for their pictures, but for the extensive tables of data on populations, dates of migration and first appearance, etc.

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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 7310

$20

Book Details: Pioneering ornithologists and the history of ornithology is the theme of this lot, which begins with Nuttall's seminal "Manual of the Ornithology of the U.S. and Canada" (1832). The most recent book is "The Bird Collectors" (Mearns, 1998), which discusses skin collections and their assemblers. In between are works on John Gould, first Curator of the Zoological Society of London; a turn of the century birding guide for the novice; letters from 19th century subarctic ornithologists; and "Ornithologists of the U.S. Army Medical Corps" (Hume, 1942), which contains no fewer than 36 biographies.

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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 7311

$60

Details: This large collection of art prints have dog and bird-hunting themes. Among the breeds pictured are scotties, beagles, golden and labrador retrievers, several different spaniels, dachshunds, poodles, dalmatians, colllies, pugs, basset hounds, rottweilers, greyhounds, bichon frises, pekingese, various terriers, wolfhounds, St. Bernards, setters, pointers, mastiffs, etc. etc. Some are of the prints already matted, and all are ready for framing. Sizes range from 7.5" x 10" to 17.5" x 22". There are approximately 100 pictures in this lot.

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

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Lot 7312

$10

Details: This vintage Monopoly game has all its original components -- not only the gently colored wooden playing pieces, but the original box, cardboard dividers, cards, and dice.

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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 7313

$25

Book Details: Naval history, including sea battles and campaigns, and the rise and development of navies, is the focus of this large collection. Much of the information is technical, with volumes from the Naval Institute Press and from Jane's Fighting Ships. Topics encompass naval aspects of World War II, including submarines, u-boats, and destroyers; recent analysis of the navies of the Far East and of the Soviet Union; and role of the U.S. Navy in establishing global dominance under Theodore Roosevelt after the Spanish-American War. A near-complete set of the 1919 Proceedings of the Naval Institute is 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 7314

$20

Book Details: This group of antiquarian decorative theology boasts at least two distinctive books. The first is an 1828 collection of sermons on intemperance by the Rev. Lyman Beecher, father of famous preacher (and adulterer) Henry Ward Beecher and brother to the famous writer Harriet Beecher Stowe. The second is a handsome book called "The Cupbearer," which is beautifully laid and illustrated.

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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 7315

$80

Book Details: Many copies of "Model Shipwright" magazine ground this group of books on ship modeling, which also includes nautical dictionaries and books on model ship building techniques. Fine details, such as historically accurate rigging and sails, are also covered.

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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 7316

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique U.S. Army regulation manuals shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains volumes for the years 1895 (with appendix volume), 1901 (with appendix volume), 1908 and 1910. These books contain articles on military discipline, rank and precedence of officers and non-commissioned officers, transfer or exchange of officers, furloughs, deserters, discharges, soldiers' homes, regiments and battalions, military education, etc.

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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. It should be noted that these are ex-library volumes with customary markings and attachments.

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Lot 7317

$45

Title: Neue deutsche Exlibris
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Franz Hanfstaengl
City: Munich
Year: 1919
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition second series of this collection of German bookplates.

Antique volume is bound in original quarter vellum with batik boards and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. This work contains 96 plates by Sigmund Lipinsky, Max Klinger, Hans Thoma, Sepp Frank, Willi Geiger, Bruno Heroux, Hans Volkert, Julius Dietz et al., each with captioned paper.

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Lot 7318

$30

Book Details: This large collection of nautical reference books provides comprehensive information on yachts and yachting, especially racing. Many volumes examine the America's Cup races. Yacht design, construction, and operation are also topics; and while sail-powered yachts are the main focus, steam and modern diesel-powered yachts are also considered.

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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: $55.50
Lot 7319

$30

Book Details: All of these antiquarian children's books are small, sized for little hands. All but one of these miniature volumes are inspirational, intended to instruct and encourage children to be good Christians. They are charmingly illustrated.

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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 7320

$55

Title: The Plums of New York
Author:
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/616 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Ex-library book shows external wear, with rubbing and spotting to covers. Library markings appear on foot of spine, front flyleaf and title page. Number in ink appears along bottom edge of title page. This volume is solidly bound with clean pages. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of William Robert Prince and many well-preserved bright color plates.

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Lot 7321

$120

Title: A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States, with Remarks on Their Economy
Author: Frederick Law Olmsted - Frederick Law Olmsted was an American journalist, social critic, public administrator, and landscape designer. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture, although many scholars have bestowed that title upon Andrew Jackson Downing. Olmsted was famous for co-designing many well-known urban parks with his senior partner Calvert Vaux, including Central Park and Prospect Park in New York City.

Other projects that Olmsted was involved in include the country's first and oldest coordinated system of public parks and parkways in Buffalo, New York; the country's oldest state park, the Niagara Reservation in Niagara Falls, New York; one of the first planned communities in the United States, Riverside, Illinois; Mount Royal Park in Montreal, Quebec; the Emerald Necklace in Boston, Massachusetts; Highland Park in Rochester, New York; Belle Isle Park, in the Detroit River for Detroit, Michigan; Presque Isle Park in Marquette, Michigan; the Grand Necklace of Parks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cherokee Park and entire parks and parkway system in Louisville, Kentucky; the 735-acre (297 ha) Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts, featuring America's first public "wading pool"; the George Washington Vanderbilt II Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina; the master plans for the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University near Palo Alto, California; and Montebello Park in St. Catharines, Ontario. In Chicago his projects include: Marquette Park; Jackson Park; Washington Park; the Midway Plaisance for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition; the south portion of Chicago's "emerald necklace" boulevard ring; Cadwalader Park in Trenton, New Jersey; and the University of Chicago campus. In Washington, D.C., he worked on the landscape surrounding the United States Capitol building.

Olmsted had a significant career in journalism. In 1850 he traveled to England to visit public gardens, where he was greatly impressed by Joseph Paxton's Birkenhead Park. He subsequently wrote and published "Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England" in 1852. This supported his getting additional work.

Interested in the slave economy, he was commissioned by the New York Daily Times (now The New York Times) to embark on an extensive research journey through the American South and Texas from 1852 to 1857. His dispatches to the Times were collected into three volumes ("A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States" (1856), "A Journey Through Texas" (1857), "A Journey in the Back Country in the Winter of 1853-4" (1860)) which remain vivid first-person social documents of the pre-war South. A one-volume abridgment, "Journeys and Explorations in the Cotton Kingdom" (1861), was published during the first six months of the American Civil War at the suggestion of Olmsted's English publisher. To this he wrote a new introduction (on "The Present Crisis") in which he stated explicitly his views on the effect of slavery on the economy and social conditions of the southern states.

In 1865 Olmsted co-founded the magazine The Nation.
Publisher: Mason Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1863
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/723 plus 1 page of appendix
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "It was (the author's) disposition, also, to search for the causes and extenuating circumstances, past and present, of those phenomena which are commonly reported to the prejudice of the slaveholding community; and especially those features which are manifestly most to be regretted in the actual condition of the older Slave States." (from Preface).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original textured black cloth with blind borders and gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Small antique bookplate of ministerial library can be seen on front pastedown. No other library markings are visible. Pages display occasional light foxing. This work contains woodcut illustrations.

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Lot 7322

$55

Book Details: This assortment of collectible vintage children's books includes picture books as well as literature for older kids. Several of the books have their original dust jackets with colorful, stylized graphics. One of the books incorporates touch to appeal to young children; and another one has a mechanical "magic window." "Cinnabar, the One O'Clock Fox," is by Marguerite Henry, who wrote "Misty of Chincoteague."

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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 7323

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the second volume of "Modern Machine-Shop Practice" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1888) by Joshua Rose, "Fairmont Supply Company: Mine, Mill, Contractors, Plumbing and Electrical Supplies and Equipment" (Fairmont Supply Company, 1929) and "Kelvinator Domestic Service Manual: A Hand Book for Kelvinator Service Men" (Kalvinator Inc., 1927).

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

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Lot 7324

$30

Title: The Library Companion; or, the Young Man's Guide, and the Old Man's Comfort, in the Choice of a Library
Author: Thomas Frognall Dibdin - Thomas Frognall Dibdin, English bibliographer, born at Calcutta, was the son of Thomas Dibdin, the sailor brother of Charles Dibdin.

Dibdin was orphaned at a young age. His father died in 1778 while returning to England and his mother died one of the following two years, and an elderly maternal aunt eventually assumed responsibility for Dibdin. He was educated at St John's College, Oxford, and studied for a time at Lincoln's Inn. After an unsuccessful attempt to obtain practice as a provincial counsel at Worcester, he was ordained a clergyman at the close of 1804, being appointed to a curacy at Kensington. It was not until 1823 that he received the living of Exning in Sussex. Soon afterwards he was appointed by Lord Liverpool to the rectory of St Mary's, Bryanston Square, which he held until his death.

The first of his numerous bibliographical works was his "Introduction to the Knowledge of Editions of the Classics" (1802), which brought him under the notice of the second Earl Spencer, to whom he owed much important aid in his bibliographical pursuits. The rich library at Althorp was thrown open to him; he spent much of his time in it, and in 1814-1815 published his "Bibliotheca Spenceriana." As the library was not open to the general public, the information given in the Bibliotheca was found very useful, but since its author was unable even to read the characters in which the books he described were written, the work was marred by the errors which more or less characterize all his productions. This fault of inaccuracy however was less obtrusive in his series of playful, discursive works in the form of dialogues on his favourite subject, the first of which, "Bibliomania" (1809), was republished with large additions in 1811, and was very popular, passing through numerous editions.

To the same class belonged the "Bibliographical Decameron," a larger work, which appeared in 1817. In 1810 he began the publication of a new and much extended edition of "Ames's Typographical Antiquities." The first volume was a great success, but the publication was checked by the failure of the fourth volume, and was never completed. In 1818 Dibdin was commissioned by Earl Spencer to purchase books for him on the continent, an expedition described in his sumptuous "Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany" (1821).

In 1824 he made an ambitious venture in his "The Library Companion, or the Young Man's Guide and Old Man's Comfort in the Choice of a Library," intended to point out the best works in all departments of literature. His culture was not broad enough, however, to render him competent for the task, and the work was severely criticized. For some years Dibdin gave himself up chiefly to religious literature. He returned to bibliography in his "Bibliophobia, or Remarks on the Present Depression in the State of Literature and the Book Trade" (1832), and the same subject furnishes the main interest of his "Reminiscences of a Literary Life" (1836), and his "Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in the Northern Counties of England and Scotland" (1838).

Dibdin was the originator and vice-president, Earl Spencer being the president, of the Roxburghe Club, founded in 1812, the first "book club."
Publisher: Harding, Triphook, and Lepard and J. Major
City: London
Year: 1824
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition with "scandelous anecdote" on page 394, concerning Crackerode's father buckskin breeches. This reference was removed in later editions.

Antique set is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards, stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Books show mild external wear, with rubbing to covers, dulled gilt lettering, and some chipping to spines. Bindings are firm. Pages display occasional light foxing. First and last few pages of each volume are a little darkened.

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Lot 7325

$60

Book Details: Literature, biography, and history converge fruitfully in this collection of vintage and antiquarian collectible estate books. Carl Sandburg's six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln is one notable inclusion, countered by a biography of Stonewall Jackson. Insight into the French Revolution is afforded by a biography of Georges Danton by Hillaire Belloc, and one of Marie Antoinette by Stefan Zweig. Perspectives on World War II are provided by Albert Speer's memoir of serving the Third Reich, and Ernie Pyle's "This is Your War." Fiction by Isak Dinesen, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, James Thurber, William Saroyan, and John Steinbeck are also part of this group.

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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 7326

$60

Title: Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks
Author: William H. H. Murray
Publisher: Fields, Osgood, & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1869
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 236 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates.

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Lot 7327

$40

Book Details: In-depth information on the birds of South America is contained in this collection, which includes guides to the birds of Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil, as well as other neo-tropical areas. The volumes on Colombia and Venezuela are illustrated by Guy Tudor and would be helpful to birders of any level; the "Manual of Neotropical Birds" (volume 1 only) is geared more to advanced birders or ornithologists. There are two copies of the two-volume set, "Ornitologia Brasileira," one in hardcover and the other in paperback. These books are written in Portuguese.

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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 7328

$55

Title: Brideshead Revisited: The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder. A Novel
Author:
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1945
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 351 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the 1945 book club edition, predating the 1946 trade edition in the US.

Volume is bound in red cloth with stamped black lettering. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Jacket is preserved in mylar cover.

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Lot 7329

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Fairs, Past and Present: Chapter in the History of Commerce" (Elliot Stock, 1883, ex-library, binding detaching) and "Primitive Property" (Macmillan and Co., 1878, ex-library) by Emile de Laveleye.

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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 7330

$30

Title: The Bee-Keeper's Guide; or Manual of the Apiary
Author: A. J. Cook
Publisher: George W. York & Co., Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1894
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/461 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pebbled dark green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. This work contains numerous in-text and full-page illustrations.

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Lot 7331

$40

Details: The oldest item in this collection of antique newspaper and periodical ephemera was published in London in 1753; the most recent are 20 issues of the magazine of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America, published in the 1950s. In between is a variety of material, including much on teaching and education (dates range from the 1890s into the 1930s). Single issue items of interest include a magazine of the International Grenfell Association, an 1877 New York paper devoted to horse racing, sports, theater, and other entertainments; a 1919 publication on aerial navigation, the marine issue of the General Electric Review (1921), the Masonic Mirror (1859), an 1849 copy of a New Brunswick, NJ, newspaper; and an 1853 issue of The Liberator, the influential newspaper published by the ardent abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison. Also included are two issues of telephone company periodicals from the 1920s.

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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 7332

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain issues of the illustrated Berlin daily Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung from January 1 to March 30, 1940, the Cologne daily Kolnische Zeitung from October 1 to December 31, 1943, and the Prague newspaper Der Neue Tag from January to August 1944. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in Nazi Germany during the Second World War, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events.

Also of note in this volume are numerous battle maps


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

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Lot 7333

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Gems of Religious Thought: Extracts from the Sermons and Addresses of Rev. T. De Witt Talmage" (R. H. Woodward Company, 1895) and "Luther in Rome: or, Corradina, the Last of the Hohenstaufen: A Religio-Historical Romance" (A. M. Thayer & Co., Publishers, 1890) by Levin Shucking, translated by Eudora Lindsay South.

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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 7334

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on American history and genealogy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Pedigree of the Family of Sheppard. See Burke's "Landed Gentry." (Mitchell and Hughes, 1883), "The Berkeleys of Barn Elms" (Privately Printed, 1954) by Frances Berkeley Young, and a first edition of Woodrow Wilson's "The State: Elements of Historical and Practical Politics. A Sketch of Institutional History and Administration" (D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers, 1889).

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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 7335

$40

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 1829 and 1832. Volumes are illustrated with a number of (fold-out) plates.


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

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