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Lot 6352

$55

Title: Handboek voor de kennis van den scheepsbow, voornamelijk met het oog op het amerikaansche stelsel , naar de geschriften van John W. Griffiths en andere bronnen
Author: H. W. Schokker
Publisher: Gebroeders Kraay
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 13"
Book Details: "The Dutch Griffiths." A handbook on shipbuilding based on the designs of American naval architect John W. Griffiths (1809-1882). Includes scaled plans on the American clippers Manitowoc, Sylvia, Yacht America, Empire State, Herald of the Morning, Red Jacket and other clippers such as the Great Republic, Lightning and Sea Witch. 69 plans in atlas volume.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in quarter leather with boards in blind-stamped cloth with bright pictorial design showing sailing ship to front covers. Both books show significant wear to spines, with loss of material and chipping. Hinges of text volume are cracked. Front board of atlas volume is detaching. Text blocks are intact. Pages of both volumes show foxing throughout, with heavier foxing in atlas volume.
 
Lot 6353

$140

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes the publication "Pilgrimage to Tomorrow", which relates to the New York World's Fair of 1939, as well as framed photographs, school composition books, and publications such as "Report of the Commission to Investigate Drunkenness in Massachusetts" and "The Development of the New England Dwelling House," 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 6354

$35

Title: The Pictorial History of the World Embracing Full and Authentic Accounts of Every Nation of Ancient and Modern Times. Showing the Cause of Prosperity and Decline, and including a Full and Comprehensive History of the Rise and Fall of the Greek and Roman Empires, the Growth of the Nations of Modern Europe, the Middle Ages, the Crusades, the Feudal System, the Reformation, the Discovery and Settlement of the New World, etc., etc. with Sketches of the Leading Characters in the World's History
Author: Henry Davenport Northrop, James D. McCabe
Publisher: J. R. Jones
City: Unknown
Year: 1907
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: Well preserved antique decorative set bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Volumes show chipping to heads of spines and small dent to upper fore edge of front board of second volume. Books have reinforced binding, marbled endpapers and edges. Interiors are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 6355

$35

Title: Pre-Marshall Gold in California. Volume II (Discoveries and Near-Discoveries, 1840-1848)
Author: Emil T. H. Bunje, James C. Kean
Publisher: Historic California Press
City: Sacramento
Year: 1983
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 70 pages
Width: 8" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: Reprint of 1938 edition.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6356

$80

Title: Battles of the American Revolution, 1775-1781: Historical and Military Criticism, with Topographical Illustration
Author: Henry B. Carrington
Publisher: A. S. Barnes & Company
City: New York
Year: 1877
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/712 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has raised bands and gilt lettering and ornamental designs. Book shows external wear, with cracking and chipping to spine and wear and minor loss at corners. Hinges have been reinforced. Book has marbled endpapers and edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous battle maps.
 
Lot 6357

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a collection of covers from "The Craftsman Magazine", a ticket to the Gorman Bros. Circus with the stub intact, and a photograph of a plane with "Ford" painted on the side. This is the monoplane in which Harry Brooks attempted the non-stop flight across the continent, which was abandoned near Asheville, North Carolina, 700 miles from his start, when his plane was forced down by ice on the wings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This material shows some age/wear. The magazine covers show chipping to the edges. There is a four inch tear to the upper right hand corner of the plane photograph.
 
Lot 6358

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of nautically themed literature and fiction shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Capstan Bars", "The Smoldering Sea", "Traitor's Mountain", and "The Sealers". Also included is William McFee's "Sailor's Bane" which is a limited first edition of 250 copies - this volume is out of series. 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 dust jackets show tearing and/or loss.
 
Lot 6359

$30

Title: Young Folks' Library in Twenty Volumes
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Publisher: Hall and Locke Company Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1901-1902
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 18 Complete: No
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: This rare set contains 18 of 20 volumes plus index volume. Antique set is bound in light green cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial designs with ornamental flourishes. Books show light shelfwear and some darkening to spines. Books are tightly bound and have pictorial endpapers and gilt top edges. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 6360

$25

Title: The Birds of New England and Adjacent States: Containing Descriptions of the Birds of New England, and Adjoining States and Provinces, Arranged by a Long-Approved Classification and Nomenclature; together with a History of Their Habits, Times of Arrival and Departure, Their Distribution, Food, Song, Time of Breeding, and a Careful and Accurate Description of Their Nests and Eggs: with Illustrations of Many Species of the Birds, and Accurate Figures of Their Eggs
Author: Edward A. Samuels
Publisher: Noyes, Holmes, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1875
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 591 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Sixth edition, revised and enlarged.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative pictorial designs representing birds. Book shows external wear, with spine cover detaching at rear gutter and tearing along upper portion of front gutter. Front hinge is cracked. Interior shows light foxing throughout. Illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece and numerous plates.
 
Lot 6361

$25

Title: The Court of Napoleon or Society under the First Empire with Portraits of Its Beauties Wits and Heroines from Authentic Originals
Author: Frank B. Goodrich
Publisher: Derby & Jackson
City: New York
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 416p.
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and decorative designs. Elaborately blind-stamped covers bear bright gilt Napoleonic insignia. Book shows mild external wear. Front hinge is cracked; rear hinge is detaching. Text block is detaching . Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt edges. A few light pencil annotations can be seen on blank preliminary pages. Pages are clean and without markings. (Minimal) Light foxing appears on margins of impressively bright decorative lithographic plates and/or tissue guards.
 
Lot 6362

$20

Title: The Story of the String and How It Grew
Author: Sam Plank
Publisher: Artemas Ward
City: New York
Year: 1916
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 48 unnumbered pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 5.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique oblong volume is bound in quarter cloth over paper-covered boards with pictorial front board. Book shows moderate external wear, with rubbing to boards. Binding is somewhat shaken. Christmas inscription appears on copyright page facing title page. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked, with bright double-page color illustrations. Lacks string meant to run through and connect all pages.
 
Lot 6363

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of personal documents and manuscripts of Edmund W. Sinnott shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes both typed and handwritten works, photographs, and a framed engraving of Yale Collage & State House in New Haven, CT, which was gifted to Mr. Sinnott from a 1929 class.

Edmund Ware Sinnott (February 5, 1888 – January 6, 1968) was an American botanist and prolific textbook author. He is best known for his work in plant morphology. In his teaching, Sinnott stressed the idea of scientific discovery and the importance of making careful measurements and correctly interpreting data. He endeavored to explain the organism as an integrated whole from the sum of its parts, processes and history.

Condition / Notes: This material generally shows well with some age/wear indications. Some pages may show chipping and/or loss.
 
Lot 6364

$30

Details: This lot includes the publication "Dennison's Bogie Book: Suggestions for Halloween" shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a publication of Dennison Manufacturing Co. in Framingham, MA. This booklet is filled with creative Halloween party ideas, from decorations to games, to costumes and food menus. This booklet is profusely illustrated, in tones of grey, black, white, and orange. A few pages are also dedicated to Thanksgiving decor. A price list of Dennison Stock goods for Halloween and Thanksgiving is toward the rear of the booklet. This booklet is 32 pages long, and measures approximately 5.35" by 7.75". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This booklet generally shows well, with light age/wear.
 
Lot 6365

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of American Revolution history books shown in the corresponding image(s). some topics include the Marquis de La Fayette, Naval records, and Revolutionary soldiers, 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 6366

$200

Details: This lot includes the antique stacking barrister bookcase shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece of furniture is made of stained oak, with original hardware. It has three glass-paneled hinged doors and a drawer at the bottom. There is an original paper label present at the rear of each shelf. These pieces were manufactured by the Globe-Wernicke Co., in size D 10 1/4, grade 798 1/2. This piece measures approximately 47" tall, 34" wide, and 12" 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 piece generally shows well with some age/wear such as some scratches and/or scuffing to the wood. The drawer has no pulls, and one pull is lacking on one of the hinged doors.
 
Lot 6367

$35

Title: Cannibal-Land: Adventures with a Camera in the New Hebrides
Author: Martin Johnson - Martin Johnson and his wife Osa Johnson (née Leighty, March 14, 1894 – January 7, 1953) were American adventurers and documentary filmmakers.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/191 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This is a rare author-signed first edition of this book about the South Seas. Author's inscription on front flyleaf reads " New York City / Nov 20th 1928 / To / Mrs. George / (illegible initial) / Holcombe / from / Martin Johnson."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth with reddish brown lettering and pictorial design in silhouette to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is beginning to crack at verso of frontispiece. Two pages show offsetting from laid-in newspaper article on Martin Johnson. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Contains tissue-guarded frontispiece and photographic plates from photographs take by the author. Intact dust jacket shows chipping to top and bottom edges. Rear panel is lightly soiled.
 
Lot 6368

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique Christian history and theory books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the evolution of Christianity, gospel criticism, and freedom and fellowship in religion, 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 6369

$55

Title: The Beautiful Land of Nod
Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Ella Wheeler Wilcox was an American author and poet. Her best-known work was Poems of Passion. Her most enduring work was " Solitude", which contains the lines: "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone". Her autobiography, "The Worlds and I," was published in 1918, a year before her death.
Publisher: Morrill, Higgins & Co., Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1892
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 141 pages
Width: 7" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved antique volume is bound in olive green cloth with bright gilt lettering and pictorial designs. Books shows very little external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated throughout by Louise M. Mears with line drawings and half-tones, including full page plates.
 
Lot 6370

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique estate books, including some mysteries and children's, 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: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6371

$45

Title: Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama
Author: E. Cobham Brewer
Editor: Marior Harland
Publisher: Selmar Hess
City: New York
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No
Condition / Notes: These volumes are profusely illustrated with color frontispieces and black and white plates throughout. This set generally shows well with some age/wear.
 
Lot 6372

$50

Details: This lot includes the two sets of antique bookends shown in the corresponding image(s). One of the sets is a pair of metal ships, which measure approximately 3.5" wide at the base and 4.25" tall. The second set is a pair of striding pilgrims, which are molded with a bronze finish. This pair measures approximately 10.5" tall. They are stamped "RVHL" towards the base on the rear. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These bookends generally show well with some age/wear indications such as some patina and surface scratches.
 
Lot 6373

$120

Title: Confirmation and Restauration: The Necessary Means of Reformation, and Reconciliation; for the Healing of the Corruptions and Divisions of the Churches: Submissively, but Earnestly Tendered to the Consideration of the Soveraigne Powers, Magistrates, Ministers, and People, that They May Awake, and Be Up and Doing in the Execution of So Much, as Appeareth To Be Necessary as They Are True to Christ, His Church and Gospel, and to Their Own and Others Souls, and to the Peace and Wellfare of the Nations; and as They Will Answer the Neglect to Christ, at Their Peril
Author: Richard Baxter - Richard Baxter was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen." After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long and prolific career as theological writer. After the Restoration he refused preferment, while retaining a non-separatist presbyterian approach, and became one of the most influential leaders of the nonconformists, spending time in prison.

Publisher: Nevil Simmons
City: London
Year: 1658
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 272 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Books shows significant external wear, with loss of material to spine and cracking to boards and along edges. Binding is detached at rear. Front hinge is cracked. Front flyleaf shows faded writing. Text block is shaken and ends at page 272 (of 316 pages). Title of book, name of author and date of publication have been written on blank page opposite almost entirely excised title page. Pages 163 and 164 show significant loss of text at lower outside corner. Pages show occasional foxing and staining.
 
Lot 6374

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique Vanity Fair caricature plates shown in the corresponding image(s). These color plates were printed by Vincent Brooks Day & Son, and feature the work of various artists, with initials such as CG, FTD, and WH. There are five individual plates included in this lot, which have the captions "Argon," "Hydrophobia," "Philosophy," "Steel," and "French Warfare." Some of these plates are dated, showing the years 1879, 1887, 1891, and 1899. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These plates generally show well with some age/wear indications. The colors show handsomely. The plate "Philosophy" has a moisture stain along the top edge. Some plates show light edge wear and toning to the paper.
 
Lot 6375

$25

Title: Speeches of General U. S. Grant, Republican Candidate for Eighteenth President of the United States, Being Extracts from Speeches, Letters, Orders, Military and State Papers
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Gibson Brothers
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1868
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 13
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This is a promotional piece for the campaign of General Ulysses S. Grant. This work is complete, and is untrimmed with an unbound signature.
Condition / Notes: There is some age/wear such as creasing and some foxing to pages. There is some marginalia in ink on the upper right hand corner of the front wrapper, which reads "Property of Harry Jenkins." There is a small section of loss along one of the creases on the rear wrapper.
 
Lot 6376

$50

Title: North Star Shining: A Pictorial History of the American Negro
Author: Hildegarde Hoyt Swift
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
City: New York
Year: 1947
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 44 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Illustrated with twenty full-page lithographs by Lynd Ward (ten in color).
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-inscribed first edition of this poetry collection. Author's inscription at top of front flyleaf reads "To Eleanor Ware, Christmas 1947 / From her cousin, the author / Hildegard Hoyt Swift."

Volume is bound in dark blue cloth with bright color pastedown to front cover. Book shows staining to boards. Binding is sound. Previous owner's inscription appears under author's on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Plates show bright color. Dust jacket shows moisture markings to and tears to edges, with loss of material at bottom right-hand corner of front panel.
 
Lot 6377

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique nautical books in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). All of these volumes are authored by Basil Lubbock. Some titles include "The Log of the 'Cutty Sark,'" "The Down Easters," "The Last of the Windjammers" (volumes one and two), and "The Nitrate Clippers," 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. Some dust jackets show chipping and/or loss.
 
Lot 6378

$35

Title: The Aldine, A Typographic Art Journal
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: James Sutton & Company
City: New York
Year: 1873
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 240 pages
Width: 11.75" Height: 16.5"
Book Details: Volume VI.
Condition / Notes: Antique magazine compilation bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Book shows external wear, with tearing at foot of spine. Front hinge is cracked, with a preliminary page detached. Interior is clean and fresh, with numerous bright in-text and full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 6379

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique New York State related magazines and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes publications of the New York Athletic Club's "The Winged Foot", an illustrated catalog from Sidney Shepard & Co., billheads, and letterheads, 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 6380

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of antique journals, diaries, and autograph books shown in the corresponding image(s). There are nine individual pieces in this lot, some of which are dated 1882, 1914, and 1918. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some of these items show more advanced age/wear such as chipping and/or loss to wrappers and spine covers.
 
Lot 6381

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique home, fashion, and ladies' magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "Better Homes and Gardens," "True's Illustrated Magazine and Home Companion," "House Beautiful," "McCall Needlework," "Peterson's Ladies National Magazine," and "American Motherhood," among others. There are 25 magazines in this lot, which are dated from the 1870s through the late 1940s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older magazines are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6382

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Log of a Forty-Niner by Carolyn Hale Russ - Dated 1923 by B. J. Brimmer Company - First Edition

- Seeing the Elephant: Letters of R. R. Taylor, forty-niner by John Walton Caughey, R. R. Taylor Edited by John Walton Caughey - Dated 1951 by The Ward Ritchie Press - Limited Edition - One of 250 copies.

- Personal Sketches of California Pioneers I Have Known by Rockwell D. Hunt - Dated 1962 by University of the Pacific - First Edition - Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

- Narrative of Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson (Overland to California in '41 & '49, and Texas in '51) with an Introduction by Charles L. Camp and Colored Drawings by Arvilla Parker by Nicholas Dawson - Dated 1933 by Grabhorn Press - Number 7 of the Rare Americana Series - Well-preserved volume in similar dust jacket.

- Audubon's Western Journal, 1849-1850: Being the MS. Record of a Trip from New York to Texas, and an Overland Journey through Mexico and Arizona to the Gold-Fields of California by Frank Heywood Hodder, Maria R. Audobon, John W. Audubon Edited by Frank Heywood Hodder - Dated 1906 by The Arthur H. Clark Company - First Edition - Ex-library volume with intact fold-out map at rear.
 
Lot 6383

$90

Title: Cram's Universal Atlas Geographical, Astronomical and Historical Containing a Complete Series of Maps of Modern Geography, Exhibiting the World and Its Various Political Divisions as They Are Today. Also an Elaborate Series of Authentic Historial Maps Showing the World's Progress and Development from the Earliest Times to the Present, to Which Is Added a Brief History of Astronomy and a Description of the Geography of the Heavens. Illustrated by Numerous Views and Charts; the Whole Supplemented with Valuable Statistics, Diagrams and a Complete Gazetteer of the United States
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: George F. Cram, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 632 pages
Width: 12" Height: 15"
Condition / Notes: This antique folio atlas is disbound. Volume lacks spine cover. Clean and unmarked pages are loose. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 6384

$45

Title: The Book of the Lifeboat with a Complete History of the Lifeboat Saturday Movement, Numerous Original Illustrations, and Thrilling Narratives Written by Eyewitnesses of Shipwrecks and Lifeboat Rescues on the Coasts of the British Isles. The Dangers and Excitements Set Forth by Members of the Lifeboat Crews Engaged in the Work
Author: uncredited author
Editor: J. C. Dibdin, John Ayling
Publisher: Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1894
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/270 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in olive green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Black lettering and pictorial design showing lifeboat rescue appear on front cover. Book shows light external wear, with light soiling to margins of front cover. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with in-text, full-page and double-illustrations.
 
Lot 6385

$10

Details: This lot includes the collection of quartz stones excavated from a variety of archeological sites. Some pieces are labeled with "RH", which originate from the excavation at Rye Hill in Woodbury, Connecticut in 1965 by Edmund W. Sinnott Jr. along with his wife, Ruth G. Sinnott. There are 47 pieces of quartz included in this lot, which vary in size and shape. We will be offering several lots of Native American artifacts and archeological discoveries from the same collection throughout this auction. To inspect and to acquire more information about this lot, please attend our preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These pieces of quartz generally show well with some/age wear. Some pieces have remnants of soil on them.
 
Lot 6386

$15

Details: This lot includes the large group of nautical history-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics of these publications include ship modeling, whaling, yachting, the Cutty Sark, shipbuilding, and sailing vessels, among others. 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.
 
Lot 6387

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique shipbuilding and boat design books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Practical Shipbuilding, Practical Principles of Naval Architecture, and Text-Book of Theoretical Naval Architecture, 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 6388

$110

Title: History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America
Author: Charles Botta - Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo Botta was an Italian historian.

He was born at San Giorgio Canavese in Piedmont. He studied medicine at the University of Turin, and obtained his doctors degree when about twenty years of age. Having rendered himself obnoxious to the government during the political commotions that followed the French Revolution, he was imprisoned for over a year; and on his release in 1795 he withdrew to France, only to return to his native country as a surgeon in the French army, whose progress he followed as far as Venice. Here he joined the expedition to Corfu, from which he did not return to Italy till 1798. At first he favored French policy in Italy, contributed to the annexation of Piedmont by France in 1799, and was an admirer of Napoleon; but he afterwards changed his views, realizing the necessity for the union of all Italians and for their freedom from foreign control.

After the separation of Piedmont from France in 1814, he retired into private life, but, fearing persecution at home, became a French citizen. In 1817 he was appointed rector of the University of Rouen, but in 1822 was removed owing to clerical influence. Amid all the vicissitudes of his early manhood Botta had never allowed his pen to be long idle, and in the political quiet that followed 1816 he naturally devoted himself more exclusively to literature. In 1824 he published a history of Italy from 1789 to 1814 (4 vols.), on which his fame principally rests; he himself had been an eyewitness of many of the events described. His continuation of Guicciardini, which he was afterwards encouraged to undertake, is a careful and laborious work, but is not based on original authorities and is of small value.

Though living in Paris, he was in both these works the ardent exponent of that recoil against everything French which took place throughout Europe. A careful exclusion of all Gallicisms, as a reaction against the French influences of the day, is one of the marked features of his style, which is not infrequently impassioned and eloquent, though at the same time cumbrous, involved and ornate. Botta died at Paris on 10 August 1837, in comparative poverty, but in the enjoyment of an extensive and well-earned reputation.

Translator:
George Alexander Otis
Publisher: Printed for the Translator
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1820/1821
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: First edition in English of "Storia della guerra dell' Independenza d'America" (1809).
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands. Volumes show external age/wear, with detached front covers to first and third volumes. Books have marbled endpapers. First volume appears to be lacking title page. Pages 155-156 of the same show closed tear across the mid-section. Lightly age-toned pages show mild and scattered foxing (heavier at ends of text blocks).
 
Lot 6389

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines cover the topics of science, technology, commerce, and trade, and includes publications such as "Popular Science," "Popular Mechanics," "Science and Industry," "Scientific American," "Lumber," and "Super Market Merchandising," among others. There are 38 magazines in this lot, which are primarily from the 1930s to the 1960s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These magazines generally show well, with many having beautiful color front and rear covers. Some volumes may show age/wear such as chipping and/or loss along the spine.
 
Lot 6390

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Encyclopedia of All Nations: Comprising A Complete Physical, Statistical, Civil and Political Description of the World by Elbridge Smith, Hugh Murray Edited by Elbridge Smith - Dated 1859 by Henry Bill Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - These volumes are beautifully illustrated with hand colored engravings throughout. Volume one has a fold-out illustration as well. These volumes show advanced external wear with chipping and/or loss to spine cover, and cracking along both gutters. There is some tearing to the fold-out plate.
- The World Displayed; or, A Curious Collection of Voyages and Travels, Selected and Compiled from the Writers of All Nations by Smart, Goldsmith, & Johnson - Dated 1795 by Dobelbower, Key, and Simpson Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - Volume two only. Shows some external wear to boards, pages are age toned and show some moisture indications.
- Tricolored Sketches in Paris, During the Years 1851-2-3 by uncredited author - Dated 1855 by Harper & Brothers - There is some bleed through from the boards to the front and rear endpapers. There is a book plate on the front endpaper.
- A Geographical View of the British Possessions in North America: Comprehending Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, New Britain, Lower and Upper Canada, With All the Country to the Frozen Sea on the North and Pacific on the West With an Appendix, Containing a Concise History of the War in Canada, To the Date of This Volume by M. Smith - Dated 1814 by P. Mauro - This volume shows some external wear with some rubbing to boards. The front free endpapers are lacking, and this volume contains marginalia written in ink, mostly concentrated on the first few and last few pages.
 
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