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Lot 7336

$110

Details: There are over 200 antique and vintage postcards in this lot, and many of them are unusual. Along with typical Main Street views of American towns in the South, there are postcards from Cuba, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Natal, and Hong Kong. A small collection of cards, some of them real photo postcards (RPPCs), are from Poland in the 1920s, and contain genealogical information. RPPCs from France and Switzerland are also included. Some of the foreign postcards have stamps on them.

Other types of postcards include many novelty and humorous ones, scenes from Boy Scout camps, photos of the aftermath of disasters, including San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire, a 1907 earthquake in Jamaica, and a large, burning oil tank. One card shows the Spindletop oil field in Texas -- unharmed.

A number of the postcards show military scenes, from both World War I and World War II, and two from Fort Dix between the wars. Other interesting subjects include railroad trestles and tunnels, big ships, Native Americans, San Francisco's Chinatown, Jewish Welfare Camps, and the slave auction block in New Orleans.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7337

$90

Title: Round Fairyland with Alice
Author: Brenda Girvin - Brenda Girvin is best known as the author of children's books. Born in Catford, S.E. London, Gertrude Annette Brenda Girvin was the daughter of Robert Girvin, and his wife Gertrude. Educated at The Beehive School in Windsor, and at Wycombe Abbey, she was editing her own magazine by the time she was twenty-one. Girvin served in the WRNS (Women's Royal Naval Service) during the Second World War, and engaged in charitable work for the League of Mercy. She lived in London and Croyde, North Devon, with her lifelong companion, Monica Cosens, with whom she wrote a number of plays.
Publisher: Wells Gardner, Darnton & Co., Ltd.
City: Redhill, Surrey, England
Year: 1948
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/186 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a first edition of this work in scarce illustrated dust jacket.

Volume is bound in light blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear with white moisture markings to front and rear cover. Binding is sound. Volume has illustrated red endpapers. Previous owner's name and address are written in upper margin of front flyleaf. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. This work contains numerous in-text and full-page illustrations by W. Lindsay Cable.

Dust jacket shows minor loss of material and rubbing at edges. Color illustrations on front and rear panels are bright and sharp. Jacket is preserved in mylar cover.



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Lot 7338

$120

Book Details: This large group of collectible vintage and antiquarian non-fiction and reference books covers many subjects, including mathematics and probability; the histories of such biological fields as embryology and parasitology; and many topics related to botany, agriculture and farming, like horticulture and plant breeding, animal husbandry, and agricultural economics. Also included is a volume on weather, and one on the early history of the Bank of England. Foreign language books are also part of this lot.

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


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: $58.50
Lot 7339

$15

Book Details: Collectible hunting and fishing books comprise this lot, which features some vintage and/or signed volumes. Fishing titles include "The Compleat Brown Trout," and "Iowa Fish and Fishing;" "The Right to Hunt" and "White Tales" (signed) are hunting titles, and two inclusive titles are "Wings, Fur, & Shot" and the "Field & Stream Treasury" (also signed).

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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: $10.50
Lot 7340

$20

Book Details: This collectible antiquarian lot is as eclectic as it is decorative, ranging from works of an ancient historian to a vintage Jim Crow-era children's story book. Included are five novels from a George Eliot set, two hardcover compilations of "The Strand" mystery magazine from 1894, and three volumes of the works of Flavius Josephus.

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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 7341

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books of philately & numismatic reference shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Rocket Mail Flights of the World to 1986" (American Air Mail Society, 1986) by Max Kronstein, and volumes 21 (1910) and 22 & 23 (1911/1912) of The Philatelic Journal of America.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 7342

$100

Details: These sixteen issues of the "Red Cross" magazine, the official periodical of that organization, cover the years 1918-1919, with colorful chromolithograph covers devoted to themes and illustrations of World War I by such noted artists as N.C. Wyeth, Norman Rockwell, James Montgomery Flagg, Jessie Willcox Smith, and Coles Phillips.

Interestingly, one Rockwell cover attests to how very conscious, fifty years later, Americans still were of the Civil War.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $17.50
Lot 7343

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books theology and philosophy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first U. S. edition of "The Individual and Society or Psychology and Sociology" (Richard G. Badger, 1911) by James Mark Baldwin, and "Recueil des lettres des eveques et des missionaires des mission des deux mondes, publie par l'Association de la Propagation de la Foir; faisant suite a toutes les editions des lettres edifiantes" (Vanlinthout et Vandenzande, 1825), with Certificate of Merit from Oudenbosch tipped in front. Oudenbosh is a Dutch village in North Brabant and site of a noted basilica. This work contains a great deal of information on Asian and American missions, especially Indochina, Louisiana and Kentucky. Contents include discourse of a native chief, negroes, Indian languages, customs of the Osages, the spirit of independence among Native Americans. The American material occupies 148 pages.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7344

$20

Title: Days Serene: Illustrated from the Original Designs of Margaret MacDonald Pullman
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Lee and Shepard Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 14.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce collection of original designs by Margaret MacDonald Pullman, engraved and printed under the direction of George T. Andrew.

Antique oblong folio is bound in gray cloth over beveled edges, with stamped black & silver lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front board. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and light rippling to upper margin of rear cover. Binding is firm. Antique illustrated bookplate can be seen in upper outside corner of front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. B&w landscapes illustrate poems by Spenser, Tennyson, Wordsworth, Goethe et al.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7345

$25

Title: Odd People: Being a Popular Description of Singular Races of Man
Author: Mayne Reid - Thomas Mayne Reid was an Irish-American novelist. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 461 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with chipping at ends of spine. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners. Annotations in pencil appear on endpapers. Pages show occasional foxing. Illustrated with plates.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7346

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Skizze zu einer Topographie der Producte des Chinesischen Reiches by Wilhelm Schott - Dated 1842 by Unknown- Ueber ein chinesisches Mengwerk, nebst einem Anhang linguistischer Verbesserungen zu zwei Banden der Erdkunde Ritters by Wilhelm Schott - Dated 1881 by Verlag der Koniglichen Akademie der Wissenschaften- Zur chinesischen Sprachlehre. Aus den Abhandlungen der kgl. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, 1867 by uncredited author - Dated 1868 by Buchdruckerei der konigl. Akademie der Wissenschaften- Chinesische Sprachlehre: Zum Gebrauche bei Vorlesungen und zur Selbstunterweisung by Wilhelm Schott - Dated 1857 by Ferd. Dummlers VerlagsbuchhandlungThis is a scarce antique compilation of German-language works of Sinology by Wilhelm Schott. Four titles are bound together in this volume. Last title has caption title only.

Antique volume is attractively bound in batiked boards decorated with Chines characters, with gilt-lettered leather spine and leather-tipped corners. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Interior shows occasional foxing and occasional marginal staining. A few pages are rippled.


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Lot 7347

$30

Title: Cyclopedia of Hardy Fruits
Author: U. P. Hedrick - Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick was an American botanist and horticulturist who specialized in spermatophytes. His main interest was cultivated fruit trees and he published a number of volumes dealing with such fruits as cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches.
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers of both volumes. Binding is firm. Front flyleaf of first volume has been excised. Previous owner's name and address has been stamped on front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with color frontispiece, b&w plates and in-text drawings. Entries appear in double columns.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7348

$140

Details: This lot includes the group of 19th-century New England newspapers shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the periodicals in this collection are the Providence Daily Journal (1840's and late 1860's), the Boston Daily Advertiser (early 1880's), and the Essex County Mercury (1860's and 1870's).

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Condition / Notes: These periodicals are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older newspapers 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: $54.50
Lot 7349

$140

Title: Combination Atlas Map of Broome County, New York. Compiled, Drawn and Published from Personal Examinations and Surveys
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Everts, Ensign & Everts
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 116 pages
Width: 14.75" Height: 17.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with taping to spine and and corners. Book shows external wear, moisture markings to front cover and peeling of tape at front spine edge. Bindings have been reenforced. Endpapers display soiling. Pages may have smudging and occasional closed tears at margins. Final page has taping. This work is illustrated with full-page engravings and color maps.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7350

$100

Details: There are about 70 colorful Victorian chormolithographs in this collection, including trade and calling cards. The lot is completed by a beautiful theater program from 1915, filled with advertising, which features the works of Granville Barker and his first wife, Lillah McCarthy.

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Condition / Notes: All of the items in this collection are in good or very condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7351

$50

Book Details: This group of collectible antiquarian literature includes some signed material. Plays are in abundance, including a complete Shakespeare and many of the classic Greek dramas, including those by Sophocles. Novels and stories include some by Guy de Maupassant and James Branch Cabell. Two volumes contain collections of legends native to the Outer Banks and Cajun culture. Two beautiful sets are in German, containing the works of Gottfried Keller (eight volumes) and Theodor Fontane (five volumes). Some of the books are signed.

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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: $48.50
Lot 7352

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique philosophy books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a three-volume edition in two books (in half leather with marbled boards) of the works of Thomas Dick, published by E. C. & J. Biddle in 1845, and "Biographical, Literary, and Philosophical Essays: Contributed to the Eclectic Review" (D. Appleton & Company, 1844) by John Foster.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7353

$35

Title: The Placenta, the Organic Nervous System, the Blood, the Oxygen, and the Animal Nervous System, Physiologically Examined
Author: John O'Reilly
Publisher: S. S. & W. Wood & John Churchill
City: New York / London
Year: 1861
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 204 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the second edition, "altogether changed." This book is from the library of James Aitken Meigs, M.D.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with darkening to spine and paper label at head of spine. Antique Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia bookplate appears on front pastedown. Previous owner's name and pencil annotations can be seen on front flyleaf. Name of library is stamped on title page. No other library markings or attachments are visible. This work is illustrated with frontispiece. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7354

$90

Title: Humanity to Honey Bees: or, Practical Directions for the Management of Honey Bees upon an Improved and Humane Plan, by Which the Lives of Bees May Be Preserved, and Advance of Honey of a Superior Quality May Be Obtained
Author: Thomas Nutt
Publisher: H. and J. Leach
City: Wisbech, England
Year: 1832
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/240 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green paper-covered boards and brown paper spine with stamped black lettering. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name appears on title page. Pages display occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with frontispiece and plates.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7355

$30

Book Details: This history of steam-powered ships is explored in this collection of books, both in the U.S. and abroad. Topics include trans-Atlantic vessels as well as Mississippi (and other) riverboats. Merchant steam and sail combination ships are covered as well as paddle-wheel vessels.

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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 7356

$100

Title: American Fishes: A Popular Treatise upon the Game and Food Fishes of North America, with Especial Reference to Habits and Methods of Capture
Author: G. Brown Goode
Publisher: Standard Book Co.
City: New York
Year: 1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/494 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth over beveled edges, with stamped gilt and white lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design in stamped gilt depicts sailboat on rough seas. Book shows mild wear. Hinges are cracked. Fly leaves have been excised. Tissue-guarded frontispiece is detaching. Name of previous owner appears in top margin of title page. Lightly age-toned pages with gilt edges are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with photographic plates and numerous in-text drawings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7357

$25

Title: Service with the French Troops in Africa
Author: John Watts de Peyster, Philip Kearney
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: Unknown
Year: circa 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iii/100 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This book is often miscatalogued because of the misleading date on the title page, which incorrectly states 1844. Only the first piece in this collection was published in 1844, the actual printing of the volume was much later. The contents include "Service with the French Troops in Africa," a biography of Kearney by J. W. De Peyster, a poem by E. C. Stedman and "A Dashing Dragoon" by Captain Mayne Reid.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with a small amount of fraying at ends of spine and outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Endpapers, preliminary and blank pages at rear of volume display foxing. Occasional light spotting can be seen throughout pages of text. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait taken from the bronze on the monument to the First New Jersey Brigade at Gettysburg.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7358

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art history & reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second printing of "Home to Jericho: Herbert Shuptine" (Oxmoor House, 1978, in dust jacket) signed by the artist, and "Marine Painting in Oil and Watercolor" (Watson-Guptill Publications, 1967, in dust jacket) inscribed and signed by author Stanley Woodward.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 7359

$55

Book Details: The bird books in this group are geared to the professional ornithologist, or the more advanced birder. Specific regions are examined, such as Morocco, Britain and Ireland. Also included are the American Ornithologists' Union "Checklist of North American Birds," "The Flamingos on Bonaire," and "Estimating Numbers of Terrestrial Birds" by Ralph and Scott (1981).

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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 7360

$425

Title: The Gardener's and Botanist's Dictionary; Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, and Flower Garden; and Nursery; of Performing the Practical Parts of Agriculture; of Managing Vineyards, and of Propagating All Sorts of Timber Trees. To Which Are Now First Added; A Complete Enumeration and Description of All Plants Hitherto Known, with Their Generic and Specific Characters, Places of Growth, Times of Flowering, and Uses Both Medicinal and Economical. The Whole Corrected and Newly Arranged with the Addition of All the Modern Improvements in Landscape Gardening, and in the Culture of Trees, Plants and Fruits, Particularly in the Various Kinds of Hot Houses and Forcing Frames: With Plates Explanatory Both of Them, and the Principles of Botany
Author: Philip Miller - Philip Miller FRS was a Scottish botanist.

Miller was chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden from 1722 until he was pressured to retire shortly before his death. According to the botanist Peter Collinson, who visited the physic garden in July 1764 and recorded his observation in his commonplace books, Miller "has raised the reputation of the Chelsea Garden so much that it excels all the gardens of Europe for its amazing variety of plants of all orders and classes and from all climates..." He wrote The "Gardener's and Florists Dictionary or a Complete System of Horticulture" (1724) and "The Gardener's Dictionary containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen Fruit and Flower Garden," which first appeared in 1731 in an impressive folio and passed through eight expanding editions in his lifetime and was translated to Dutch by Job Baster.

Miller corresponded with other botanists, and obtained plants from all over the world, many of which he cultivated for the first time in England and is credited as their introducer. His knowledge of living plants, for which he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, was unsurpassed in breadth in his lifetime. He trained William Aiton, who later became head gardener at Kew, and William Forsyth, after whom Forsythia was named. The fourth Duke of Bedford contracted him to supervising the pruning of fruit trees at Woburn Abbey and the care of his prized collection of American trees, especially evergreens, which were grown from seeds that, on Miller's suggestion, had been sent in barrels from Pennsylvania, where they had been collected by John Bartram. Through a consortium of sixty subscribers, 1733-66, the contents of Bartram's boxes introduced such American trees as Abies balsamea and Pinus rigida into English gardens.

Miller was reluctant to use the new binomial nomenclature of Carolus Linnaeus, preferring the classifications of Joseph Pitton de Tournefort and John Ray at first. Linnaeus, nevertheless, applauded Miller's "Gardeners Dictionary," The conservative Scot actually retained a number of pre-Linnaean binomial signifiers discarded by Linnaeus but which have been retained by modern botantists. He only fully changed to the Linnaean system in the edition of "The Gardeners Dictionary" of 1768, though he had already described some genera, such as Larix and Vanilla, validly under the Linnaean system earlier, in the fourth edition (1754).

Miller sent the first long-strand cotton seeds, which he had developed, to the new British colony of Georgia in 1733. They were first planted on Sea Island, off the coast of Georgia, and hence derived the name of the finest cotton, Sea Island Cotton. The presumed portrait, engraved by C.J. Maillet and affixed to the posthumous French edition of Miller's "Gardeners Dictionary," 1787, shows the wrong Miller, John Miller, son of the London-based Nuremberg artist Johann Sebastian Muller. No authentic portrait is known.

Miller's two sons worked under him, one, Charles, became the first head of the Cambridge Botanic Garden.
The standard author abbreviation Mill. is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name., Thomas Martyn
Publisher: F. C. and J. Rivington and others
City: London
Year: 1807
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 11" Height: 17"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with rebacked maroon spines. Books show external wear, with chipping and scuffing to boards. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners. Hinges are cracked. First pages of Volume II, Part I are detached. Endpapers and preliminary pages display (heavy) staining. Moisture markings are also visible on pages. Text appears in double columns. Two volumes have botanical 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: $27.50
Lot 7361

$30

Details: There are nineteen original, 18th engravings in this collection, some hand-tinted. All are good quality, and are printed on high rag content paper. The portraits are particularly interesting, conveying a vivid sense of the individual characters of those depicted. Some of the hand-colored pictures portray characters from Shakespeare.

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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 7362

$20

Book Details: This diverse group of vintage and antiquarian automotive repair and owner's manuals begins with four early 1920s technical works for mechanics by the American Bureau of Engineering, and ends with the overdue expiration of the infamous Chevy Corvair in 1969. "Popular Mechanics" contributes a hardcover Chevrolet guide from 1958, and the Cities Service Company (now Citgo) produced a slim book on "Service Station Salesmanship" in 1930. The lot is completed by a 1937 book on Henry Ford and the labor disputes at Ford Motors by noted socialist Upton Sinclair.

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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 7363

$375

Title: Mushrooms in Their Natural Habitats
Author: Alexander H. Smith
Publisher: Sawyer's Inc.
City: Portland, Oregon
Year: 1949
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/626 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This rare work consists of volume and a velvet-lined box (disguised as the second volume of a set), with the latter containing 33 reels of color stereo-photographs and a View-Master.

This "set" is bound in blind-stamped pebbled red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Ex-library books show light shelfwear. Customary library markings and attachments are present. Pages of first volume are otherwise clean and without markings. View-Master and reels are well preserved.

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Lot 7364

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Memoirs of the Foreign Legion by Maurice Magnus - Dated 1925 by Alfred A. Knopf - First EditionThis is a scarce decoratively rebound first edition of this work, with an introduction by D. H. Lawrence.


Volume is bound in three quarter leather over black cloth, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows foxing to edges of text block and occasionally along rims of pages. Interior is otherwise clean and bright.
- Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence - Dated 1928 by Martin SeckerVolume is bound in three quarter leather over black cloth, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows faint moisture markings to covers. Interior is clean and without markings.
- The Lovely Lady by D. H. Lawrence - Dated 1933 by The Viking Press - First US EditionVolume is bound in three quarter leather over black cloth, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moisture markings to covers, text block edges and pages.


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Lot 7365

$200

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

John M. Coulter held the following positions;

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

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

In 1875, Coulter founded the Botanical Gazette and thereafter continued to be its editor.
Publisher: University of Chicago
City: Chicago
Year: 1900-1904
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 29-38.

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. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Original wrappers are bound in at rear. Work contains many illustrations, including well-preserved (fold-out) plates.



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Lot 7366

$35

Details: The state of the art of late 19th century ophthamology is documented in this collection of 20 reprints of scientific papers published between 1879 and 1893. These are from the collection of George M. Gould, MD, who was ophthalmologist to journalist Lafcadio Hearn. Several were written by Gould, and one bears his signature.

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Lot 7367

$200

Title: Ludovici Petri Giovanni, oder vielmehr Johann Peters von Ludewig, Weyland Koniglich-Preussischen Canzlers, und Geheimden Raths, etc. etc. Erlauterte Germania Princeps, Das ist, historisch-genealogisch-politisch- und rechtliche Anmerckungen uber desselben deutsche Fursten-Staaten, die, sowohl aus seinem mundlichen Vortrage, und eigenen Schriften, als auch aus andern bewahrten Publicisten, zusammengesucht, und zur Beforderung der Wahrheit gegen einander gehalten worden. Das Buch, vom ganzen bayerischen Hause, und dessen samtlichen Staaten, alles bis auf den heutigen Tag fortgesetzt, und nebst einem Register ans Licht gestellt durch D. H. von Finsterwald
Author: Johann Peter von Ludewig - Johann Peter von Ludewig (born Ludwig) was a German jurist and historian.
Publisher: D. H. von Finsterwald
City: Frankfurt am Main
Year: 1747
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in green paper-covered boards with gilt-lettered spine labels. Books show external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to covers, darkening to spines and minor loss at edges and corners. Bindings are firm. All edges are red. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. This work includes a number of fold-out charts and tables.

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Lot 7368

$90

Title: A History of The United States for Families and Libraries
Author: Benson J. Lossing - Benson John Lossing was a prolific and popular American historian, known best for his illustrated books on the American Revolution and American Civil War and features in Harper's Magazine. He was a charter trustee of Vassar College.
Publisher: Mason Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 672 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Pages display occasional foxing. This work is illustrated with bright tissue-guarded chromolitho frontispiece and b&w plates, as well as numerous in-text illustrations.

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Lot 7369

$40

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.

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Lot 7370

$30

Title: Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera: Interpretatione et Notis Illustravit Ludovicus Desprez, Cardinalitius Socius ac Rhetor Emeritus, Jussu Christianissimi Regis, in Usum Serenissimi Delphini, ac Serenissimorum Principum Burgundiae, Andium & Biturigum. Haic Editioni Accessere Vita Horatii cum Dacerii Notis, Ejusdem Chronologia Horatiana, & Prefastio de Satira Romana
Author: Horace - Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. The rhetorician Quintillian regarded his Odes as almost the only Latin lyrics worth reading, justifying his estimate with the words: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words."


Horace also crafted elegant hexameter verses (Sermones and Epistles) and scurrilous iambic poetry (Epodes). The hexameters are playful and yet serious works, leading the ancient satirist Persius to comment: "as his friend laughs, Horace slyly puts his finger on his every fault; once let in, he plays about the heartstrings". Some of his iambic poetry, however, can seem wantonly repulsive.

His career coincided with Rome's momentous change from Republic to Empire. An officer in the republican army that was crushed at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, he was befriended by Octavian's right-hand man in civil affairs, Maecenas, and became something of a spokesman for the new regime. For some commentators, his association with the regime was a delicate balance in which he maintained a strong measure of independence (he was "a master of the graceful sidestep") but for others he was, in John Dryden's phrase, but for others he was, in John Dryden's phrase, "a well-mannered court slave."


His poetry became "the common currency of civilization", and he still retains a devoted following, despite some stigmatization after World War I (perhaps due to popular mistrust of old-fashioned patriotism and imperial glory, with which he was identified, fairly or unfairly). Horatian studies have become so diverse and intensive in recent years that it is probably no longer possible for any one scholar to command the whole range of arguments and issues.
Publisher: Venales Prostant apud Bibliopolas
City: London
Year: circa 1755
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 631 plus unnumbered pages of index
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with dark brown cloth-covered boards and leather-tipped corners. Spine has raised band and stamped gilt lettering. Book shows external wear. Front spine edge displays narrow cracking. Minor loss can be seen edges and corners. Hinges are cracked. Age-toned pages are foxed.

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Lot 7371

$200

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

John M. Coulter held the following positions;

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

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

In 1875, Coulter founded the Botanical Gazette and thereafter continued to be its editor.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1905-1910
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 39-49.

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. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Original wrappers are bound in at rear. Work contains many illustrations, including well-preserved (fold-out) plates.



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Lot 7372

$35

Book Details: These collectible vintage and antiquarian books include volumes on fish and game, and on economic management of farms and agriculture. "Game Birds & Waterfowl of Southern Africa" is a handsome, large-format, slip-cased book featuring 68 watercolor plates. An 1862 book describes the game fish of the northern U.S. and Canada.

Agricultural economics is addressed in a discussion of rural credit and cooperatives, and "Prices of Farm Products in New York State 1841-1935" uses many tables to present its information. Also included is a large volume on entomology written in French.

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Lot 7373

$55

Title: An Encyclopaedia of Gardening; Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-Gardening, Including All the Latest Improvements; A General History of Gardening in All Countries; and a Statistical View of Its Present State; with Suggestions for Its Future Progress, in the British Isles
Author: J. C. Loudon - John Claudius Loudon was a Scottish botanist, garden designer and cemetery designer, author and garden magazine editor.
Publisher: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans
City: London
Year: 1834
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xl/1270 pages plus 1 page of errata and additions and 32 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Endpapers display foxing. Previous owner's bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Previous owners' names have been written in top margin of blank preliminary page. Discreet pencil markings appear on title page. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is profusely illustrated with in-text engravings on wood by Branston.

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Lot 7374

$10

Title: Ecce Ecclesia: Showing a Natural Church with a Sensible Religion
Author: Richard Abbey - Richard Abbey was born in Genesee County, New York. He became minister in the Episcopal church in 1844 and was identified with the movement separating the denominated northern and southern braches. He published "Letters to Bishop Green on Apostolic Succesion" and "End of the Apostolic Succession" (1853), "Creed of All Men" (1855), "Church and Ministry" (1859), "Diuturnity" (1866) and "The City of God and Church-Makers" (1872). In 1858 he was elected first secretary of the Southern Methodist publishing house.
Publisher: Geo. S. Wilcox
City: New York
Year: 1869
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 576 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and gilt stamped publisher's emblem to front cover. Book shows external wear, with fraying at head of spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 7375

$30

Book Details: These decorative antiquarian reference books provide a wealth of information on antique rugs and carpet history. While most of the volumes describe the many kinds of hand-knotted oriental rugs, such as Persian, bokhara, or tribal varieties from Turkey, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, one book focuses on European and American floor coverings.

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

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Lot 7376

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Acts of the Elders: Commonly Called the Book of Abraham" (Published for the Purchaser, 1847) and "Atheos; or, the Tragedies of Unbelief" (Sheldon & Company, Publishers, 1862).

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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 7377

$55

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

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