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Lot 6001

$110

Title: A Popular History of the United States, from the First Discovery of the Western Hemisphere By the Northmen, to the End of the Civil War, Preceded By a Sketch of the Pre-Historic Period and the Age of the Mound Builders
Author: William Cullen Bryant - William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1890-1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique decorative set is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering and ornamental designs. Books show light shelfwear and are solidly bound. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with bright engraved in-text illustrations and well-preserved (tissue-guarded) plates.
 
Lot 6002

$400

Details: This lot includes the impressive collection of Native American artifacts and related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). These items were excavated from Rye Hill in Woodbury, Conn. in 1965. This excavation was performed by renowned botanist, author, and educator Edmund W. Sinnott Jr. along with his wife, Ruth G. Sinnott. This material is contained in a cognac-colored vintage suitcase. An inventory of the material included in this lot is as follows:

- The publication “Bulletin of the Archaeological Society of Connecticut”, number 52 from 1989. This publication contains the article “The Susquehanna Horizon as Seen from the Summit of Rye Hill (6LF100), Woodbury, Connecticut” by David H. Thompson. This 34-page article is a detailed account of the Rye Hill excavation, and is illustrated with photographs and drawings of the artifacts found, and maps. The cover of this publication features a drawing of the three flint side-notched drill and side-notched point mentioned below.
- 3 pc. flint side-notched drills, labeled “Rye Hill, Pit I”. These artifacts were used for drilling holes in shell, bone, or stone to make a variety of ornaments, pipes, spear-thrower weights, and other artifacts.
- 1 pc. flint side-notched pint arrowhead, labeled “Rye Hill, Pit I”.
- 33 pc. arrowheads and other stone tools, most labeled with “Rye Hill” or “RH” and which pit the items were excavated from.
- 27 pc. quartz arrowheads and other tools, most labeled with “Rye Hill” or “RH” and which pit the items were excavated from.
- 12 pc. quartz artifacts, in envelope labeled “Fire Pit & Rye Hill”. The artifacts themselves are unlabeled.
- 4 pc. larger stones (abrading stone, pitted stone, and/or sinew stone), labeled with “Rye Hill” and which pit the items were excavated from.
- 11 pc. unlabeled fragments of stone.
- 2 pc. burned bone from excavation pit.
- 2 pc. acorn specimens, one labeled “modern acorn”, one labeled “quericus stellata acorn”. The latter has been burned.
- 10 pc. sealed envelopes, labeled in great detail regarding contents. Some excerpts from the labels include “Rye Hill 6-LF-100, Broken chert blade and three pot lid fracture spalls”, “9 flakes of materials other than chert which have been broken and are missing the striking platforms”, “48 chert chips. These have been broken after they were flaked from the parent material. They have been shaped in half and have vertically broken edges and 8 chert chips which have no evident striking platforms”.
- 15 pc. photo slides which depict the artifacts and the dig site, among others. Some slides are labeled with pencil with notes such as surface points, broken points, drills –green, drills – red, and sinew stone.
- 2 pc. photo negative strips, with some photos of excavation site and artifacts.
- 6 pc. black and white photographs measuring 5” by 3.5”, from dig site, with artifacts laid out in boxes, some have a ruler in the photo for scale.
- 1 pc. panoramic photo of dig site, comprised of four attached photos.
- Collection of correspondence, manuscripts, and other documents. This material includes part of a typed manuscript regarding the Rye Hill excavation with handwritten proofreading edits, a description of illustrations possibly accompanying the manuscript, drawings and diagrams of the dig site and some of the artifacts, a typed letter from Associate Professor Walton C. Galinat of the University of Massachusetts to Ned Sinnott which lends some of his expertise to the acorn finds at the dig site, an excerpt from a publication regarding uses of acorns, index cards labeled with some of the excavation finds, a list of cremation cemeteries in Eater Massachusetts, and a "spec sheet" regarding the excavation at Rye Hill, which lists the contents of the pits, etc.

Condition / Notes: This material generally shows well with some age/wear. The condition of the artifacts varies. Many have been carefully stored in padded boxes, and are remarkably preserved. Some of the artifacts were reassembled after excavation, while others are unearthed fragments. The suitcase housing this inventory has a broken handle and shows some internal wear.
 
Lot 6003

$150

Title: The Walt Disney Annual
Author: Walt Disney Studios
Publisher: Whitman Publishing Co.
City: Racine, Wisconsin
Year: 1937
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 123 pages
Width: 11" Height: 13.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Remarkably well-preserved folio volume is bound in pictorial paper-covered boards showing Mickey Mouse with pickaxe. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Fore edges of fly leaves show spotting. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Contains black and white illustrations throughout as well as numerous glossy pages with bright "Silly Symphony" color illustrations throughout.

Rare pictorial dust jacket is intact, with light soiling and minor chipping. Small tears appear along top edge.
 
Lot 6004

$200

Title: The Prince and the Pauper
Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age," and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature."
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1882
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 411 pages
Width: 7" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early printing of the first edition of this classic work, with the "Franklin Mint" imprint on the copyright page, but the corrected text on page 124 ("state" instead of "estate").

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with bright gilt lettering and pictorial designs showing symbols of monarchical rule. Book shows light external wear. Rear hinge is beginning to crack. Interior is clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 6005

$80

Title: The Temple of Apollo Bassitas
Author: Brian Madigan, Frederick A. Cooper
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
City: Princeton
Year: 1992/1996
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: A four-volume set. Volume I: The Architecture; Volume II: The Sculpture; Volume III: The Architecture: Illustrations. Volume IV: Folio Drawings.
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books show light shelfwear, with second volume presenting spotting to front cover. Previous owner's name written in ink on front endpapers of volumes 1 and 3. Pages are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated.  Dimensions for folio volume are approximately 20.75" x 24".
 
Lot 6006

$80

Title: Examples, Conclusions and Maxims of Modern Naval Tactics
Author: William Bainbridge-Hoff
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 149 pages plus 26 fold-out plates
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: Information from Abroad. General Information Series, No. III. Office of Naval Intelligence, Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in original orange wraps. Book shows minor loss of material at head of spine. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and fresh. Fold-out plates are well preserved.
 
Lot 6007

$25

Title: Indian Basketry and How To Make Indian and Other Baskets
Author: George Wharton James - George Wharton James was a prolific popular lecturer, photographer and journalist, writing more than 40 books and many articles and pamphlets on California and the American Southwest.

James was born in Lincolnshire, England. He was ordained as a Methodist minister and came to the United States in 1881, serving in parishes in Nevada and southern California. However, in 1889 he was sued for divorce, accused by his wife with committing numerous acts of adultery. He subsequently underwent an ecclesiastical trial, charged with real estate fraud, using faked credentials, and sexual misconduct. He was defrocked, although he was later reinstated.

James' books included "The Wonders of the Colorado Desert" (1906), "Through Ramona's Country" (1909), "In & Out of the Old Missions of California" (1912), and "The Lake of the Sky" (1915). Characteristics of his writing included romanticism, an enthusiasm for natural environments, idealization of aboriginal lifestyles, and health faddism. He had a long-running feud with Charles Fletcher Lummis, another writer with similar regional interests.

Publisher: Self-published
City: Pasadena
Year: 1903
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This volumes contains two titles for the first time: the Revised and Enlarged third edition of 'Indian Basketry' with 276pp plus advertisement (359 illustrations) and the second edition of 'How to Make Indian and Other Baskets,' with 136pp plus indices and advertisements (223 illustrations).
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering and decorative design. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 6008

$110

Details: This lot includes the antique oak glass front bookcase shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece has a hinged door, four adjustable shelves, and curved scroll front feet. This piece measures approximately 53" tall, 28.75" wide, and 14" deep at the widest point. This piece of estate furniture is one of several we will be offering at today’s auction. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This item generally shows well, with some age/wear such as scratching and/or scuffing to wood. There are some faint moisture marks on the top surface, as well as some small white paint splatters on the left side.
 
Lot 6009

$60

Title: Almanack for 1884
Author: Kate Greenaway - Catherine Greenaway, known as Kate Greenaway, was an English children's book illustrator and writer.

Greenaway spent much of her childhood at Rolleston, Nottinghamshire. She studied at what is now the Royal College of Art in London, which at that time had a separate section for women, and was headed by Richard Burchett. Her first book, "Under the Window" (1879), a collection of simple, perfectly idyllic verses about children, was a bestseller.

Greenaway's paintings were reproduced by chromoxylography, by which the colors were printed from hand-engraved wood blocks by the firm of Edmund Evans. Through the 1880s and 1890s, her only rivals in popularity in children's book illustration were Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott.

"Kate Greenaway" children, all of them little girls and boys too young to be put in trousers, according to the conventions of the time, were dressed in her own versions of late eighteenth century and Regency fashions: smock-frocks and skeleton suits for boys, high-waisted pinafores and dresses with mobcaps and straw bonnets for girls. The influence of children's clothes in portraits by British painter John Hoppner (1758–1810) may have provided her some inspiration. Liberty of London adapted Kate Greenaway's drawings as designs for actual children's clothes. A full generation of mothers in the liberal-minded "artistic" British circles who called themselves "The Souls" and embraced the Arts and Crafts movement dressed their daughters in Kate Greenaway pantaloons and bonnets in the 1880s and 1890s.

Greenaway was elected to membership of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1889. She lived in an Arts and Crafts style house she commissioned from Richard Norman Shaw in Frognal, London, although she spent summers in Rolleston, near Southwell.

Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
City: London
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 20 unnumbered pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in stiff white card covers with gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Gilt-edged pages are clean. Color illustrations are bright.
 
Lot 6010

$55

Details: This lot includes the Native American stone axe or tomahawk head shown in the corresponding image(s). Shaped from a dark stone and highly polished, this artifact measures approximately 6" long, and is approximately 2.5" at the blade end. This lot is one of several groups of artifacts that we are offering throughout this auction, all which came from the collection of the same archaeologist. Please see our catalog for additional listings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This item generally shows well with some age/wear indications. There are some grooves/indentations where the ax head would have been attached to a handle.
 
Lot 6011

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: The Story of Jesus Christ, The Story of the Salonica Army, A Cousin's Conspiracy, and The Camp Fire Girls in the Woods, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes show chipping at spine and wear to board edges, among other indications.
 
Lot 6012

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Bartleby by Herman Melville - Dated 1969 by De Roos - Limited Edition - "This edition of Bartleby by Herman Melville, 1819-1891, has been composed in Bembo and printed in 175 numbered copies for the members of De Roos, Utrecht, on Hahnemuhle Butten by W. C. de Ouden, Amsterdam. The lithographies have been printed by Piet Clement. Binding by Proost en Brandt, Amsterdam. Layout and lithographies by Jan Bons." Number 6 of 175.

- The Sea: Excerpts from Herman Melville by Herman Melville - Dated 1970 by Turtle's Quill Scriptorium - Limited Edition - Woodcuts by Joyce M. Alexander. Text lettered by Dorsey Alexander. Edition limited to 1000 copies.

- Billy in the Darbies: A facsimile from the Manuscript of Herman Melville's Billy Bud, Sailor by uncredited author - Dated 1991 by Office of the University Publisher, Harvard University - "Printed as a keepsake of an exhibition commemorating the one-hundredth anniversary of the author's death." Exhibition held at the Houghton Library.

- Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville - Dated 1847 by Harper & Brothers - This is the third edition of Melville's second book, the (somewhat) fictionalized account of the mutiny on the Julia and his adventures as a beachcomber in Tahiti. "Omoo" - the Polynesian word for one who roves or wanders - together with the slightly earlier "Typee" (1846) were the first explicit and accurate accounts of Polynesian life to be written (Hill). Pages show heavy water staining.

- Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville - Dated 1850 by George Routledge and Co. Original binding shows soiling.
 
Lot 6013

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique nautical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include American seafaring and sailing history. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6014

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of original correspondence shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes postal cancels, letterheads, and billheads, among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6015

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes catalogs for etching and engravings published by Frederick Keppel & Company, as well as for the Sager Electrical Supply Company, the Armstrong Cork Company, and Bancroft's, among others. There are seven pieces included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6016

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Elmore Leonard, Michael Connelly, and Walter Mosley, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 6017

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique nautical history books by Basil Lubbock shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The China Clippers," "The Log of the Cutty Sark," and "The Arctic Whalers," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. The dust jacket on "The Arctic Whalers" shows some loss and moisture indications.
 
Lot 6018

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of antique "Masters In Art" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). These monthly publications include engravings and plates featuring the works of Durer, Rousseau, Perugino, Phidias, and Rossetti, among many others. There are 41 magazines included in this lot, which are dated from the year 1900 through 1907. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes show more advanced age/wear with some tearing or loss to wrappers, as well as some loss or markings from where labels have been removed.
 
Lot 6019

$60

Title: Maritime International Law
Author: John A. Dahlgren
Editor: Charles Cowley
Publisher: B. B. Russell
City: Boston
Year: 1877
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 147 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: Contains a biographical sketch of the author by his widow. Chapters are as follows: Law of Blockade; Contraband of War; Visitation and Search' Duties of Naval Commanders on Foreign Stations. Also includes addenda by the editor.
Condition / Notes: This is an exceedingly scarce first edition of this nautical work.  Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with fraying at ends of spine and very minor loss of material to lightly bumped corners. Dent with loss of material to fore edge of front board approximately one inch below upper corner. Binding is sound. Bookplate bearing the name and seal of the Bureau of Navigation of the Navy Department appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 6020

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Tom Brown's School-Days," "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There," and "Colonial Days," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes show more advanced age/wear such as chipping along spine, and/or cracking along hinges.
 
Lot 6021

$225

Title: The True Travels Adventure and Observations of Captaine John Smith in Europe Asia Africke and America: Beginning about in the Yeere 1593 and Continued to This Present 1629
Author: John Smith - Captain John Smith, Admiral of New England, was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transylvania and friend Mózes Székely. He is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia, and his brief association with the Virginia Indian girl Pocahontas during an altercation with the Powhatan Confederacy and her father, Chief Powhatan. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown) between September 1608 and August 1609, and led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay.

Smith's books and maps may have been as important as his deeds, as they encouraged more Englishmen and women to follow the trail he had blazed and to colonise the New World. He gave the name New England to that region and encouraged people to migrate with the comment, "Here every man may be master and owner of his owne labour and land...If he have nothing but his hands, he may...by industrie quickly grow rich."
Publisher: Franklin Press
City: Richmond
Year: 1819
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"

Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine labels. Volumes show external wear, with rubbing to boards and edgewear. First volume shows taping to spine and upper portion of rear board. Rear hinge of the same is cracked. Taping also appears on title page Loss of material in diagonal extending from upper outside corner to mid-section of top edge to just beyond mid-section of fore edge, with corresponding loss of text from pages 169 to end of text block. Replacement paper taped in. Second volume shows minor loss of material at upper outside corner of tile page (also with replacement paper and taping). Lightly age-toned pages show mild foxing. First volume illustrated with frontispiece portrait of author; second volume with crest.
 
Lot 6022

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of privately bound vintage poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Poets whose work is included in this lot are Vincent Ferrini, John Godfrey, Lee Crabtree, Curtis Faville, Maureen Owen, Hilton Obenzinger, Michael Umphrey, and Tom Veitch. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6023

$130

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of ship modeling books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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.
 
Lot 6024

$200

Details: This lot includes the antique stacking barrister bookcase shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece of furniture is made of oak which has been darkly stained almost black, with the original hardware still present. It has three glass-paneled hinged sections and a drawer at the base. An original paper label is present at the rear of each shelf, which shows the manufacturer to be the Globe-Wernike Co. Additionally, the label reads "Size C = 9 1/2, Grade 299." This piece measures approximately 46" tall, 34" wide, and 10.5" deep at the widest point. This piece of estate furniture is one of several we will be offering at today’s auction. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This item generally shows well, with some age/wear such as light scuffing to the surface. One of the wood panels on the back had splintered and shows loss to the right side.
 
Lot 6025

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of steam ship history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include American steamships on the Atlantic, ocean steamers, steam yachts, and merchant steam vessels of the United States, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6026

$45

Title: The History of the French Revolution
Author: M. A. Thiers
Publisher: A. Hart
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes

Condition / Notes: This is the third American edition, with four volumes bound into two. There is some wear to exterior, with rubbing to spine edges and marbled boards. Pages show some foxing.
 
Lot 6027

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of modern first and early printing literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "Stuart Little," "The Four Chambered Heart," and "The Second Tree from the Corner." Ernest Hemingway's "Across the River and Into the Trees" is also included, which has a second state dist jacket - it has an orange background and lettering instead of yellow. "The Sweet of Pimlico," author A. N. Wilson's first novel, is also included. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. "Across The River and Into the Trees" has slight wear along top edge of front flap.
 
Lot 6028

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The City of Perfection," "The Golden Piper," and "Social Strugglers." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6029

$40

Details: This lot includes the period photo of Charles Lindbergh with printed autograph shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Photograph offers a clear, bright image of the famous aviator and shows minor creasing at tips of corners. Reverse side of photo has light spotting and markings.
 
Lot 6030

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera and magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes publications of "The Young Women's Banner," "Herald of Health," and "The Mentor," as well as well-preserved postage stamps, Realsilk mending kits, and two large photographs, among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6031

$60

Title: The Herreshof Manufacturing Company: Designers and Builders of Sailing and Power Craft since 1861. Builders of Successful Defenders of the America's Cup since 1893
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Herreshof
City: Bristol, Rhode Island
Year: 1935
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 53 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 12"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is copy number 3757.

Volume is bound in blue paper-covered boards with stamped gilt lettering to front cover bearing the tile "Yachts by Herreshoff." Book shows sunning to boards and spine and wear at edges. Small stains appear in upper outside corner of front cover. Endpapers display map of "The Atlantic Seaboard from Cape May to Cape Cod." Interior is clean and fresh, with intact plans for sailing ships on tissue paper.
 
Lot 6032

$60

Title: California All the Way Back to 1828
Author: Michael C. White
Publisher: Glen Dawson
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1956
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 93 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: Early California Travel Series XXXII. Limited to 300 copies. Introduction & notes by Glen Dawson. Illustrations by Clarence Ellsworth.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author, a color plate, fold-out map and vignettes.
 
Lot 6033

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- History and By-Laws of the Boston Veteran Firemen's Association From 1833 to 1904 by Samuel Abbott, Samuel Abbott - Dated 1903 by Unknown - Wrappers show advanced wear such as creasing, moisture indications, and some tearing.
- A Sermon Delivered At The Ordination of Mr. Lyman Cutler, As Pastor of The Evangelical Congregational Church in Pepperell, Mass., January 22, 1851 by Austin Phelps - Dated 1851 by Warren F. Draper - Author-inscribed on the front cover. Shows some tearing to wrappers and some moisture indications.
- An Oration, Delivered Before the City Council and Citizens of Boston, In Faneuil Hall, On the Sixty-Seventh Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1843 by Charles Francis Adams - Dated 1843 by John H. Eastburn - Wrappers show some creasing.
- Remarks on the Proposed State Constitution by uncredited author - Dated 1853 by Crosby, Nichols, & Company - Wrappers are lacking, shows some moisture indications.
- Register of the Executive and Legislative Departments of the Government of Maine, For the Year 1860 by S. J. Chadbourne - Dated 1860 by Stevens & Sayward - Some loss to wrappers concentrated at corners, some creasing.
- Register of the Executive and Legislative Departments of the Government of Maine - Municipal Register of the City of Springfield, January 1857 by uncredited author - Dated 1857 by Samuel Bowles and Company - Wrappers are lacking. Shows some light moisture indications and age toned pages.
 
Lot 6034

$55

Title: The Ship's Bell
Author: Van-Lear Black - American publisher and civil aviation pioneer
Publisher: The Curwen Press
City: Baltimore
Year: 1927
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: (15) pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 14"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this account of the casting of a ship's bell for Captain David W. Bone of the S.S. "Transylvania," signed by Captain Bone. This is copy number 9 of 100.

Antique volume is bound in original cream-colored cloth with title stamped in bright gilt lettering on front cover. Book shows smudging to mid-sections of fore edge of covers and spine. Book is tightly bound. Pages are clean and fresh. Illustrated with full-page litho. plate by Stanley Anderson, two vignette illustrations to text. Original slipcase has separated at top and bottom edges and shows darkening to top, bottom and rear panels.

The following inscription appears under limitation statement: "To / Louise Schieffelin / with best wishes / Christmas 1927 / David W. Bone / R. M. S. Transylvania."

Two greeting cards from Captain David W. Bone (dated 1932 and 1949 respectively) are laid in.

Captain Sir David William Bone (1874-1959) from Edinburgh began his sea service on windjammers in Australia in 1890 and joined Anchor Line in 1899 where he ended as Commodore and retired in 1946. The records of his WWII services show him as Master of "Cameronia," "Circasia,"and landing ships, on convoy duties and troop carrying. He was involved in the repatriation of Australian soldiers who were former POW's from Changhai. He wrote a novel about training sea officers in the late 1800's which is believed to be based on his own life. (courtesy of www.historicnavalfiction.com)
 
Lot 6035

$100

Title: The Seasons
Author: James Thomson - Thomson was a Scottish poet and playwright loosely associated with the Graveyard School poets, friend and supporter of William Collins and rather well-connected member of the early C18 London literati. Thomson's major work was the long poem "The Seasons" (1726-1730), hugely influential for a generation of poets and writers (including Ann Radcliffe, who, famously, never spelled his name correctly); his sensitive depictions of nature are sometime cited as an important influence on Romanticism. He is, however, only tangentially related to the Graveyard School, largely through his interest in creating strong emotional responses in his readers, including a few almost-gloomy moments in "Winter."

Publisher: W. W. Woodward
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1797
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/200 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with faded gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows significant external wear, with detached rear board and detaching front board. Previous owner's name and annotations in pencil appear on front flyleaf. Lightly age-toned pages show scattered foxing. Text block ends on page 200. Book is illustrated with 4 engraved plates, one for each of the seasons.
 
Lot 6036

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a compilation of "The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review" from 1909, an optician's distant vision test poster, typed correspondence from Pasteur Laboratories of America, and a publication of "Pharmaceutical Review", among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6037

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique nautical history books by E. Keble Chatterton shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The Romance of the Ship," "Ships and Ways of Other Days," and "The Story of the British Navy," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6038

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include history and literature, with topics such as the exploration of the Rocky Mountains, the poetry of John Donne, and the city of Milwaukee. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6039

$50

Title: The Big Ship: The Story of the S. S. United States
Author: Frank O. Braynard - Frank O. Braynard was a prominent American author and maritime historian. Born Francis Osborn Braynard in Glen Cove, New York, he was educated at Duke University (receiving a degree in history in 1939) and later took a master's in maritime history at Columbia University. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Along with Nils Hansell, Braynard launched the world's first "Operation Sail," an extravanganza in which tall ships and naval vessels filled New York harbor, in 1964. He was chief organizer for "OpSail 76," marking the bicentennial of the United States of America.  Braynard was also one of the creators of South Street Seaport, a complex of shops and urban amenities built in several blocks of old waterfront buildings on the East River in New York City.

Publisher: The Mariner's Museum
City: Newport News, Virginia
Year: 1981
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/283 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: Museum Publication No. 40.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
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