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Lot 8298

$10

Title: Shadow from the Past: A Romantic Mystery Novel
Author: Florence Scott Gabbert
Publisher: Exposition Press
City: New York
Year: 1960
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 71 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To / Leo & Freda / Florence Scott Gabbert."

Volume is bound in light blue cloth with stamped dark lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. First page of text displays small stain in upper inside corner. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.

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Lot 8299

$175

Title: Picasso for Vollard
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Milton S. Fox
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1956
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxii plus 100 plates
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first American edition of this graphic art catalogue, with an introduction by Hans Bolliger and translation by Norbert Guterman.

Volume is bound in black cloth with stamped silver lettering to spine and a Picasso etching to front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to spine and minor loss of material at corners. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. This work contains 100 etchings done by Picasso between 1930 and 1937 for the renowned art critic and dealer Ambroise Vollard, who commissioned and published them.



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Lot 8300

$40

Title: The Mormon Elder's Secret, or a Terrible Temptation
Author: Charles Reade
Publisher: Frank Crouch
City: New York
Year: circa 1896
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 240 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is an uncommon re-edition of Charles Reade's "A Terrible Temptation." No other editions with title "The Mormon Elder's Secret" appear to exist. It is possible that publisher altered name and attached what seems to be an advertisement section entitled "The secret revealed" at end of volume (pages 233-240).


Antique volume is bound in illustrated wrappers. Book shows mild external wear, with minor chipping at edges. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 8301

$35

Title: History of Clinton and Franklin Counties, New York. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Author: Duane Hamilton Hurd
Publisher: J. W. Lewis & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1880
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 508 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth over beveled boards, with gilt-lettered leather spine and embossed lettering with gilt ornamental design to front cover. Book shows external wear, with scuffing/scratching to covers and restoration work visible along fore edge of boards (edges of front and rear board have been re-covered). Hinges have also been repaired, with reinforcing and new flyleaves attached. Original pastedowns display soiling. Detached title page has been pasted onto new leaf. Gilt-edged pages show occasional foxing. This work contains numerous plates offering views and portraits, in-text illustrations, as well as two full-page color maps. Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 8302

$40

Title: History of the Backwoods; or, the Region of the Ohio; Authentic, from the Earliest Accounts, Embracing Many Events, Notices of Prominent Pioneers, Sketches of Early Settlements, Etc. Etc. Etc.
Author: A. W. Patterson
Publisher: Self-published
City: Pittsburgh
Year: 1843
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/6-311 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been recased with original front and rear covers. Spine displays bright stamped gilt lettering. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Endpapers are new. Pages are foxed, with heavier foxing at ends of volume. Small marginal stain appears at top margin of a number pages. Annotations can be seen on final blank page at rear of volume.

Intact frontispiece map is heavily foxed.

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Lot 8303

$30

Title: A Summary View of the Millennial Church or United Society of Believers (Commonly Called Shakers.) Comprising the Rise, Progress and Practical Order of the Society; Together with the General Principles of Their Faith and Testimony
Author: Calvin Green, Seth Youngs Wells
Publisher: Packard & Van Benthuysen
City: Albany
Year: 1823
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/320 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with cracking along upper portion of front spine edge and rubbing along edges. Chipping is visible at head of spine. Binding is sound. Interior displays foxing throughout.

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Lot 8304

$30

Book Details: One interesting volume in this collection of antiquarian decorative poetry is "Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect, with a Dissertation and Glossary," by William Barnes. Another is a two-volume set of the first American edition (1810) of Hoole's translation of "Jerusalem Delivered," by the Italian Renaissance poet Tasso. These are very handsome, half-leather books, as is a collection of the writings of John Trumbull, for whom a college at Yale is named.

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


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Lot 8305

$50

Book Details: There are three seminal titles in this group of antiquarian books on agriculture and farming. The oldest is "Elements of Practical Agriculture," by David Low, a professor at Edinburgh (1843). Horace Greeley, famed editor of the New York Tribune, published his surprisingly well-informed "What I Know of Farming" in 1871. Le Comte de Gasparin, French Minister of Agriculture and Member of the Academy of Sciences, published the third edition of his comnprehensive "Cours D'Agriculture" in six volumes in 1885.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Note that Low's book is in delicate condition, and is wrapped in a box to preserve it. The Gasparin set is in very solid, handsome condition.

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Lot 8306

$325

Title: Savage Sudan: Its Wild Tribes, Big-Game and Bird-Life
Author: Abel Chapman - Abel Chapman was a Sunderland-born hunter-naturalist. He saved the Spanish Ibex from extinction and helped in the establishment of South Africa's first game reserve.

Publisher: Gurney and Jackson
City: London
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/452 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half green leather with raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Stamped pictorial designs in gilt depicting wild animals can be seen on front and rear covers. Book displays mild external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has new endpapers and gilt top edge. Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains photographic plates and numerous in-text drawings. Intact fold-out map at front of volume shows mild foxing at edges and on verso.

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Lot 8307

$55

Book Details: These antiquarian books on travel and exploration venture off the beaten path into more exotic locations: Palestine and the Holy Land, Egypt, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the Congo of central Africa. Some of these books are beautifully decorative, stamped with gold and other colored inks.

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



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Lot 8308

$90

Details: There are about 130 comic books in this collection, which dates from the early 1980s through the mid-1990s. Characters include Spiderman, Batman (vs. Aliens, at one point), the Incredible Hulk, Wolverine, the Fantastic Four, and the first installments of the new Aquaman series.

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Condition / Notes: All of these comic books have all been preserved in individual plastic sleeves and protected from light, and all are in excellent condition.

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Lot 8309

$225

Title: Lessness
Author: Samuel Beckett - Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Strongly influenced by James Joyce, he is considered one of the last modernists. As an inspiration to many later writers, he is also sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists. He is one of the key writers in what Martin Esslin called the "Theatre of the Absurd". His work became increasingly minimalist in his later career.

Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, which—in new forms for the novel and drama—in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation". He was elected Saoi of Aosdana in 1984.


Publisher: Calder & Boyars
City: London
Year: 1970
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 21 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare edition of this work numbered 99 and signed by Samuel Beckett on half title page. This title is part of the Signature Series.

Antique volume is bound in vellum-backed green cloth. Bright stamped gilt lettering and facsimile of author's signature appear on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with browning to spine. Binding is firm. Gilt-edged pages are clean and bright.

Slipcase in green cloth displays light shelfwear.

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Lot 8310

$25

Title: My Log
Author: Robert Barrie
Publisher: The Franklin Press
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1917
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 152 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this memoir. Inscription at top of front flyleaf reads "Good luck to / (illegible name) / from R B."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design depicting anchor appears on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and bright. Illustrated with plates.

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Lot 8311

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of Meehans' Monthly shown in the corresponding image(s). This compilation contains volumes 1 and 2 of the antique horticultural magazine, corresponding to the years 1891-1892. This book is illustrated with colored lithographs by L. Prang & Co. and numerous copper and wood engravings. Texts appear in double columns.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with black leather spine and leather tips at corners. Ex-library book shows external wear, with spine cover detaching at rear spine edge. Minor loss can be seen at edges and corners. Small paper label appears at foot of spine. Library stamps appear on front pastedown, bar code strip is attached to front flyleaf. Stamp and pencil annotations can be seen on title page. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Color botanical plates are well preserved.

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Lot 8312

$225

Title: Five Months on the Yang-Tsze; with a Narrative of the Exploration of Its Waters, and Notices of the Present Rebellions in China
Author: Thomas W. Blakiston - Thomas Wright Blakiston was an English explorer and naturalist.
Born in Lymington, Hampshire, England, Blakiston was the son of Major John Blakiston, second son of Sir Matthew Blakiston, 2nd Baronet (see Blakiston baronets for earlier history of the family). His mother was Jane, daughter of Reverend Thomas Wright, Rector of Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. Blakiston explored western Canada with the Palliser Expedition between 1857 and 1859. In 1861 he traveled up the Yangtze River in China, going further than any Westerner before him. He spent the next part of his life in Japan and became one of the major naturalists in that country. He moved to the United States in 1885. Blakiston died aged 58 of pneumonia in October 1891 while in San Diego, California and is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
Blakiston was the first person to notice that animals in Hokkaido, Japan's northern island, were related to northern Asian species, whereas those on Honshu to the south were related to those from southern Asia. The Tsugaru Strait between the two islands was therefore established as a zoogeographical boundary, and became known as "Blakiston's Line".
Blakiston collected an owl specimen in Hakodate, Japan in 1883. This was later described by Henry Seebohm and named Blakiston's Fish Owl.
Blakiston married Ann Mary in 1885. She was the daughter of James Dunn and the sister of Edwin Dun. They had one daughter and one son. Ann Mary survived him by 46 years and died in England in March 1937.
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1862
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/380 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather over pebbled dark brown cloth. Stamped gilt lettering and ruling appears on spine. Edges and corners display scuffing. Binding is firm. A small number of pages are foxed. Work is illustrated with a frontispiece and plates.

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Lot 8313

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Congorilla: Adventures with Pygmies and Gorillas in Africa by Martin Johnson - Dated 1931 by Brewer, Warren & Putnam - First EditionBook is in excellent condition.
- Lion: African Adventures with the King of the Beasts by Martin Johnson - Dated 1929 by G. P. Putnam's SonsThis is one of two uniformly bound volumes. This is is second printing of this title.

Antique volume is bound in three-quarter red leather with bright gilt stamping and decorative designs. Book is in excellent condition.


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Lot 8314

$90

Title: Brookes's General Gazetteer Improved; or, A New and Compendious Geographical Dictionary; Containing a Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Ports, Seas, Harbours, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Capes, &c. in the Known World; With the Government Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Inhabitants; the Extent, Boundaries and Natural Productions of Each Country; the Trade, Manufactures, and Curiosities of the Cities and Towns; Their Longitude, Latitude, Bearings and Distances in English Miles, from Remarkable Places; and the Various Events by Which They Have Been Distinguished: Including a Detail of the Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Market-Towns, and Principal Villages, in Great Britain and Ireland: Together with a Succinct Account of, at least, One Thousand Cities, Towns, and Villages in the United States, More Than Has Appeared in Any Foreign Edition of the Same Work, in Which the Numerous Mistakes and Deficiencies of European Gazetteers, Respecting This Country, Are Corrected and Supplied.
Author: Richard Brookes
Publisher: Johnson and Warner
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1812
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: "The Second American Edition, from the Latest Europea with Great Additions and Improvements in Every Part."

Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with loss of material visible at head of spine and narrow cracking along spine edges. Boards display rubbing, with minor loss at outside corners. Binding is cracked between black preliminary pages. Pages are foxed throughout. This work contains 10 fold-out maps, including large frontispiece world map. Final map (Middle and Southern U.S.) has tear measuring approximately 4.5", with stitching repair, and crease along one edge. Fold-out maps otherwise intact, showing foxing, with no tears or minimal creasing.

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Lot 8315

$20

Book Details: "Songs in Many Keys" by Oliver Wendell Holmes and "Departmental Ditties, Barrack Room Ballads, and Other Verses" by Rudyard Kipling lead this group of antiquarian decorative poetry. An anthology compiled in 1842 of the works of notable American poets perfectly reflects what was then a young nation's canonical verse -- before it was completely revolutionized by Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson.

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


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Lot 8316

$120

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian literature is anchored by a lovely set of Shakespeare's plays in small volumes, housed in a leather-covered box bearing a patent date of 1875. The palm-sized, leather-bound books are in very good condition.

The lot also includes a two-volume historical romance about the Tower of London; "Gabriel Tolliver, a Story of Reconstruction" by the compiler of the Uncle Remus stories, Joel Chandler Harris; the beautifully decorative, leather-bound "Ladies Wreath;" and two books with very entertaining titles. The first one is "An Antidote to the Miseries of Human Life, in the History of the Widow Placid and Her Daughter Rachel" (1831); and the second in "The Sazerac Lying Club," by an author who wishes to remain anonymous, but who respectfully dedicates the work to "...each and every person who may...pay cash for it."

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Please note that a front piece of the box that holds the Shakespeare set has become detached at the hinge.



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Lot 8317

$45

Title: An Adirondack Cabin: A Family Story Telling of Journeyings by Lake and Mountain, and Idyllic Days in the Heart of the Wilderness
Author: Margaret Sidney
Publisher: D. Lothrop Company
City: Boston
Year: 1890
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 432 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped red lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design in black depicting cabin in forest appears on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is cracked at table of contents. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with full-page and in-text drawings and photographs.

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Lot 8318

$35

Book Details: This collection of art history reference books includes a thick volume on the treasures of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia; inclusive studies of Picasso and the sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, "The Lithographs of Stow Wengenroth," the 19th century Russian painter Ivan Shishkin, "Three Hundred Years of Irish Watercolours and Drawings," and a hardcover catalog from a show entitled "Monet in London."

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


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Lot 8319

$35

Title: Modelling Late Victorian Battleships
Author: Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photos, diagrams and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.

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Lot 8320

$10

Title: The Old Hanging Fork and Other Poems
Author: George W. Doneghy
Publisher: The Editor Publishing Co.
City: Franklin, Ohio
Year: 1897
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 115 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition with the following inscription on front flyleaf: "To Addie / From / G. W. D. / March 11th, 1897."

Handsome antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book is in excellent condition.

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Lot 8321

$25

Title: Essays on the Principles of Morality, and on the Private and Political Rights and Obligations of Mankind
Author: Jonathan Dymond - Jonathan Dymond was an English Quaker and an ethical philosopher who is known for his monograph "An Enquiry into the Accordancy of War with the Principles of Christianity."

Jonathan Dymond was the son of a Quaker linen-draper of Exeter, County Devon in England. Both his parents were 'recorded ministers' of the Society of Friends. He had little formal education but used his time off from working in his father's shop to read and to write essays on religious and moral problems, as well as composing poetry. He determined that he should devote his energies to 'the honour of advocating peace'. In his view war was “an evil before which, in my estimation, slavery sinks into insignificance”. In 1825 he attended the annual meeting of the Peace Society in London and went on to help set up a branch of that society in Exeter. He soon had to withdraw from taking an active part due to his failing health.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1839
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 432 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with mild rubbing and scuffing to covers. Binding is sound. Antique label with previous name of owner appears on front pastedown. Name and address of owner written in ink on blank preliminary page. Pages display foxing throughout. Water markings can be seen on final pages and rear endpaper.

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Lot 8322

$35

Book Details: "Literary history" only hints at the contents of this collection of books on books: "bibliophilia," "bibliomania," and "love of literature" hit closer to the mark. Included is Nicholas Basbanes "...roving chronicle of book people, book places, and book culture" and Charles L,. Blockson's "Memoirs of an African-American Bibliophile." Both of these books are signed.

Biographies of writers and devoted readers are also here, including Ernest Dowson. A signed, 1922 book by Caroline Ticknor provides personal glimpses of famous authors; and "Shakespeare Rediscovered," by Clara Longworth de Chambrun is a first edition.

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


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Lot 8323

$150

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.

Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.


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Lot 8324

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of works by Samuel Beckett shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Dream of Fair to Middling Women" (The Black Cat Press, 1992, dust jacket), a first printing of "Conversations with and about Beckett" (Grove Press, 1996) and "Play and Two Short Pieces for Radio" (Faber & Faber, 1964).

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

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Lot 8325

$25

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian music history and reference includes a biography of Mozart, an anthology of largely forgotten American popular and folk songs, and several compilations of hymns and sacred songs. A Methodist hymnal, "The Harmonist," dates from 1837 and can be used for shape-note singing; and "The Lute of Zion" is dated 1856.

Most notable in this lot is an early history of the Jubilee Singers of Fisk University, an acapella group organized in 1871 to raise funds for the new school whose mission was to educate black Americans. The group became famous for their renditions of spirituals, and toured widely in the U.S. and abroad; and their recordings have been added to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

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


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Lot 8326

$40

Title: Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time; Being a Collection of Memoirs, Anecdote, and Incidents, and of the Earliest Settlements of the Inland Part of Pennsylvania, from the Days of the Founders. Intended To Preserve the Recollections of Olden Time, and To Exhibit Society in Its Changes of Manners and Customs, and the City and Country in Their Local Changes and Improvements
Author: John F. Watson
Publisher: Elijah Thomas
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set has been rebound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spines. Books show mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Volumes have new endpapers. Pages display scattered foxing. Volumes contain tissue-guarded frontispieces and numerous plates.

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Lot 8327

$60

Book Details: Native American history is the focus of this lot, which covers several different aboriginal groups. Indians of the eastern United States are described in George Washington's own eyewitness account of an Iroquois dance he observed at the age of 16. The Seneca nation of the Iroquois is the setting for a young adult novel. signed by its author. Also signed is a volume which concentrates on the natives of Mexico and the American southwest. The Mound-builders of the Midwest are discussed in one early book, and the Osage indians of the Prairies were described by the French traveller Victor Tixier in a 1940 first edition translation.

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


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Lot 8328

$70

Book Details: This assortment of world history books deals mainly with Great Britain and Ireland, and Canada to a lesser extent. Biographies and memoirs are prominent, including two volumes by the ninth Duke of Argyll (John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 1845 – 1914), Samuel Johnson's and James Boswell's accounts of their travels in Scotland, and books on Lady Angela Forbes, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Elizabeth Lady Holland, the Electress Sophia, and the wives of the Prime Ministers. The regions of Sussex, Cornwall, Nova Scotia, and London are given particular attention. A two-volume set documents the history of Great Britain and Ireland between the years 1000 to 1926. A nice four-volume biography of Napoleon is also included.

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



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Lot 8329

$25

Title: 1872: Letters Written by a Gentleman in Boston to His Friend in Paris Describing the Great Fire. With Introductory Chapter and Notes by Harold Murdock
Author: Harold Murdock
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1909
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/160 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is copy 457 of 545.

Antique volume is bound in red cloth with printed paper spine label. Ex-library book has stamped call number in gilt at foot of spine and shows darkening to covers. Binding is firm. Antique institutional bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Number is written in ink at bottom margin of preface. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Pages display occasional smudging at margins. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates offering scenes of the Great Boston Fire of 1872 and of its aftermath.

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Lot 8330

$45

Title: Buffalo Jones' Forty Years of Adventure: A Volume of Facts Gathered from Experience, by Hon. C. J. Jones, Whose Eventful Life Has Been Devoted to the Preservation of the American Bison and Other Wild Animals; Who Survived the Perils of the Frozen North, the Land of the Mid-Night Sun, among Eskimos, Indians, and Ferocious Beasts of North America
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Henry Inman
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Company
City: London
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/469 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first English edition.


Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped gray pictorial designs depicting herd of buffalo appear across spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Hinges are cracked. Name of previous owner is stamped on front flyleaf, blank preliminary page and title page. Pages display light foxing and occasional (faint) marginal smudging. Work is illustrated with photographic plates and in-text drawings.

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