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Lot 6196

$20

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of nautical history and naval exploration 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 6197

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of Time magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 44 issues in this lot, which are dated from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. 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 condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6198

$120

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 John Grisham, Dick Francis, and Lee Child, 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 6199

$200

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of nautically themed literature and fiction shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are first and early printings. 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 6200

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of four vintage airline posters shown in the corresponding image(s). These posters promote international flights on Trans World Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines System and Pakistan International Airlines. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Posters show no tears. There are pin holes at the corners of at least two posters, and minor creasing can be seen at edges. Colors show brightly.
 
Lot 6201

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique Vanity Fair caricature plates shown in the corresponding image(s). These plates were printed by Vincent Brooks Day & Son. The artists of these plates are Spy and Ape. There are six individual plates included in this lot, which have the captions "Spectroscopic Astronomy," "Wires Without Wires," "Steel," "Chemistry," "Astronomy," and "The Science of Language." Some of these plates are dated, showing the years 1875, 1880, and 1903. 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 bright, vivid colors. There are some age/wear indications such as age toning to pages, light creasing to one plate, and some light edge wear.
 
Lot 6202

$70

Title: Classic Tales by Famous Authors. Story Tellers' Edition
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Frederick B. de Berard
Publisher: The Bodleian Society
City: New York
Year: 1905
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 20 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: A collection of stories and tales from the ancient Greeks to the present, from 'The Iliad' to 'The Time Machine'. Each volume has a colored and illustrated title page, a frontispiece plate (sometimes colored) and several other plates (all tissue-protected), a Critical Synopsis of Selections, a Biographical Dictionary of Authors, and sometimes a special Preface. The final volume has indexes of Authors, Subjects, Selections, Synoptical, and Biographical. An edition limited to 6,000.numbered sets
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Books show mild external wear and are solidly bound. Volumes have gilt top edges. Interiors are clean and without markings. Illustrated with bright (color/tissue-guarded) plates.
 
Lot 6203

$70

Title: History of Civilization
Author: E. A. Allen
Publisher: Central Publishing House
City: Cincinnati
Year: 1889/1891
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique decorative set is bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine panels. Books show external wear, with mild creasing to spines and light staining to front cover of third volume. Books have marbled endpapers and edges. Interiors are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plates and many in-text and full- and double-page engraved illustrations.
 
Lot 6204

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of 19th century magazines and newspapers shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are "The American Cultivator," "American Forestry," "The Penny Magazine," "The Midsummer Munsey," and "The Peterson Magazine," among others. There are 25 individual issues included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The condition of these publications varies - some show age/wear such as chipping to edges and wear to spines.
 
Lot 6205

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Life of George Herbert by George L. Duyckinck - Dated 1859 by General Protestant Episcopal Sunday School Union - This volume is ex-library. Shows some foxing to pages and some marginalia on endpapers.
- A Small Boy and Others by Henry James - Dated 1913 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Show sunning to boards, cracking at front hinge, and some foxing.
- Amenities of Literature Consisting of Sketches and Characters of English Literature by Isaac Disraeli - Dated 1864 by Riverside Press Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - Bookplates on both front endpapers. The rear board of volume two is detached.
- The History of Romanism, From the Earliest Corruptions of Christianity to the Present Time; With Full Chronological Table, Indexes, and Glossary by John Dowling - Dated 1853 by Edward Walker - Shows some advanced wear such as cracking along gutters and some edgewear.
- The Flowering of New England by Van Wyck Brooks - Dated 1941 by The Merrymount Press - Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club. Copy 163 of 1500, and signed by the illustrator, Ray J. Holden. Slipcase shows chipping at some edges, glassine dust jacket shows some loss.
 
Lot 6206

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of British nautical history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes some books which are antique and/or decorative, and includes titles such as "British Warship Names," "Samuel Kelly: An Eighteenth Century Seaman," and "East India-men," 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 6207

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of travel-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items relating to fairs and expos, such as the Pan-American Exposition and the St. Louis Exposition, as well as items relating to New Orleans, Virginia, England, Washington D. C., and Atlantic City, 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; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6208

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative nautical history and reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include shipbuilding, the Panama Canal, and Captain Thomas A. Scott, 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 6209

$90

Details: This lot includes the group of antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray a variety of themes, including destinations such as New York City, West Virgina, Florida, and Missouri, as well as holidays such as Easter, Valentine's Day, and Thanksgiving, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 250 postcards included in this lot. These postcards are contained in an album measuring approximately 9" by 14". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These postcards generally show well, and are well preserved in plastic sleeves within an album.
 
Lot 6210

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of advanced reading copies and prospectuses books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included are "The Shipping News," Forrest Gump," "Shank," and "The First Rule." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This material is in excellent condition with light age/wear. Some volumes show very light moisture indications along the top edge.
 
Lot 6211

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique naval history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The Development of Navies," "Ironclad in Action," and "Naval Battles," 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 6212

$70

Title: Brookes' General Gazetteer Abridged. Containing a Geographical Description of the Countries, Cities, Towns, Ports, Seas, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Capes, &C, in the Known World. With Their Longitude and Latitude, Bearings and Distances from Remarkable Places an the Events by Which They Have Been Distinguished
Editor: Richard Brookes - Richard Brookes was an English physician and author of compilations and translations on medicine, surgery, natural history, and geography, most of which went through several editions. His General Gazetteer (1762) filled a gap in the market and went through many editions, up to that of A. G. Findlay in the later nineteenth century.
Publisher: B. Law. C. Dilly et al.
City: London
Year: 1796
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/unpaginated
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in full leather is split in two (separated at entry on Ireland). Front board is detached. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional spotting. 4 of the 6 very scarce fold-out maps are present. Maps are well preserved.
 
Lot 6213

$70

Details: This lot includes the antique folio "100 Crowned Masterpieces of Painting" shown in the corresponding image(s). This folio contains photogravure plates featuring the works of artists such as V. G. Vibert, A. Bierstadt, R. C. Boulanger, and James Alexander Walker, among others. This folio measures approximately 12" by 16". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This folio is lacking the rear board and spine. The front board is lacking two of the ribbon ties. The pages are generally in good condition with some age/wear.
 
Lot 6214

$60

Title: The Wreck of the Hesperus
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", "The Song of Hiawatha," and "Evangeline." He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were "Voices of the Night" (1839) and "Ballads and Other Poems" (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns from her dress catching fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882.

Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.

Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1887
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "The Wreck of the Hesperus" that was first published in "Ballads and Other Poems" in 1842.
Condition / Notes: Antique decorative volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs showing shipwreck amid marine motifs. Book shows light shelfwear, with markings visible along bottom half of rear gutter. Binding is tight. Volume has patterned endpapers and gilt edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece engraving and in-text and full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 6215

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the War of the Revolution, famous actors, and insular possessions, 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 6216

$200

Title: Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution; or, Illustrations by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, Relics, and Traditions of the War for Independence
Author: Benson J. Lossing
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1851/1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettering to spine panels. Books show wear to spines and rubbing to boards. Volumes are solidly bound. Endpapers and blank preliminary pages show foxing. Pages are clean and bright with many engraved illustrations.
 
Lot 6217

$50

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of United States nautical history 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 6218

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique nautical exploration books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The Track of the Typhoon," "Farewell Windjammer," and "Around the World in the Sloop Spray," 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. Dust jackets may show some tearing and/or loss.
 
Lot 6219

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of nine large antique maps shown in the corresponding image(s). These maps depict cement plants and limestone formations in the United States, as well as coal production and salt, sulphur, and pyrite deposits, among others. These maps vary in size, with the smallest measuring approximately 17.5" by 12", and the largest 20" by 33". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These maps generally show well, with light age/wear.
 
Lot 6220

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Complaint and Consolation; or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality, To Which is Added, The Force of Religion by Edward Young - Dated 1832 by C. D. Strong - This volume shows some advanced age/wear such as chipping to spine cover and cracking along front hinges.
- The Saints’ Everlasting Rest; or, A Treatise of the Blessed State of the Saints, In Their Enjoyment of God in Glory by John Wesley, Richard Baxter Edited by John Wesley - Dated 1800 by Henry Tuckniss - This volume shows some advanced age/wear such as rubbing to boards, moisture indications, and some foxing to pages.
- Prayers and Offices of Devotion for Families, and For Particular Persons Upon Most Occasions by Benjamin Jenks - Dated 1833 by L. D. Dewey & Darling - This volume shows significant wear.
- Ratio Disciplinae; or, the Constitution of the Congregational Churches, Examines and Deduced From Early Congregational Writers, and Other Ecclesiastical Authorities, and From Usage by Thomas C. Upham - Dated 1844 by William Hyde - Second Edition - Some chipping and loss to spine and board edges, foxing to pages.
- The Religions of the World, Comprising A General View of the Origin, History, and Condition of the Various Sects of Christians, the Jews, and Mahometans, As Well as the Pagan Forms of Religion Existing in the Different Countries of the Earth With Sketches of the Founders of Various Religious Sects by Vincent L. Milner - Dated 1888 by Hubbard Brothers Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - This volume shows some moisture indications to the boards as well as some foxing to pages.
- The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Together With the Apocrypha: Translated Out of the Original Tongues, and With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By the Special Command of His Majesty King James I. of England by Unknown - Dated 1832 by McCarty & Davis - This large volume shows advanced age/wear with a detached front board, moisture indications, and cracking to the spine cover, among other indications.
 
Lot 6221

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes commencement booklets, school newsletters, namely the Somerville High School Radiator, the publication "As We Were: A Pictorial Remembrance of Old Danbury," and reports of the Lake Michigan Water Commission, 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; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6222

$120

Title: The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise and Development of Nations from the Earliest Times as Recorded by over Two Thousand of the Great Writers of All Ages. Edited with the Assistance of a Distinguished Board of Advisers and Contributors
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Henry Smith Williams
Publisher: Hooper & Jackson, Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1908
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 25 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique decorative set is bound in half leather over green cloth, with gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spines. Volumes show external wear, with rubbing and cracking/chipping to spines. Books are solidly bound. Interiors are clean and without markings (First volume shows water markings to edges of text block). Lavishly illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces and in-text drawings and plates (with printed tissue guards).
 
Lot 6223

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a first day cover for the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution, card games, a Cambridge Business Guide from 1949-1950, and publications relating to casting clay wares, fishing, and presidential biographies, 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 6224

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of whaling history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "Four Months On a Jap Whaler," "Whalers Of the Midnight Sun," and "Whaling and Fishing, 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 6225

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

- Corinth. Results of excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Vol. XVIII, part III. The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore. Topography and Architecture. by Ronald S. Stroud, Nancy Bookidis - Dated 1997 by American School of Classical Studies at Athens - First Edition
- Corinth: Results of Excavations Conducted By the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Vol. XVII. The Great Bath on the Lechaion Road by Jane C. Biers - Dated 1985 by American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
- Corinth: Results of Excavations Conducted By the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Vol. I. Part V. The Southeast Building. The Twin Basilicas. The Mosaic House by Saul S. Weinberg - Dated 1971 by American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
- Corinth: Results of Excavations Conducted By the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Vol. I. Part IV. The South Stoa and Its Roman Successors by Oscar Broneer - Dated 1971 by American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
 
Lot 6226

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Civil War naval history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The Confederate Ironclads", "Confederate Shipbuilding", and "The Sinking of the 'Merrimac'", 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 6227

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of fire fighting magazines and advertisements shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes three issues of "Fire Engineering" magazine from 1958, as well as ads from The Circul Air Corporation and Austin-Western Company. 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 6228

$110

Title: The Fully Framed Model: The HMN Swan Class Sloops of 1767-1780: A Guide for Building the Hull of a Fully Framed British Navel Swan Class Ship-Rigged Sloop of the 1770's. Suitably Adapted, the Experienced Reader May Use This Book as Basis for Constructing Models of Most Naval Vessels of the 1760-1800 Period.
Author: David Antscherl
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: New books in excellent condition. Dust jackets show very light shelfwear.
 
Lot 6229

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Hans Christian Andersen books shown in the corresponding image(s). There are three volumes included in this lot, which include stories such as "The Shoes of Fortune," "The Ugly Duck," and "The Storyteller," 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 6230

$60

Title: Almanack for 1886
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 colours 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: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 24 unnumbered pages
Width: 3.25" Height: 4.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped white cloth with gilt lettering and blue decorative band covers. Book shows light external wear. Book has orange endpapers. Gilt-edged pages are clean. Color illustrations are bright.
 
Lot 6231

$80

Title: Poetical Works of William Cowper
Publisher: John W. Parker and Son
City: London
Year: 1854
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Condition / Notes: This handsome set shows well with little age/wear. There is a small amount of rubbing at the spine edges. The bindings are tight and the text pages are clean.
 
Lot 6232

$40

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of collectible estate 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 6233

$80

Title: William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary Development
Author: Antonio Mendez C.
Editor: Scottie Dayton
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The author tells his journey into scratch building when he was younger & sailing his first ship "The Rebel". From there he describes building "William Frederick" a three masted coastal schooner launched in 1874.
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in illustrated laminated boards. Volume is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 22 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are in original shrink wrap.
 
Lot 6234

$350

Title: A History of Early Chinese Art
Author: Osvald Siren
Publisher: Ernest Benn Limited
City: London
Year: 1929-1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.25" Height: 13"
Book Details: Four volumes: Vol. I: The Prehistoric and Pre-Han Periods; Vol. II: The Han Period; Vol. III: Sculpture; Vol. IV: Architecture.
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Books show light shelfwear. Volumes are solidly bound. Numerals in ink appear in upper margin of front pastedowns of all volumes. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with well-preserved photographic plates with printed tissue guards. Volumes one and four have shelfworn dust jackets.
 
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