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Lot 8331

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the antique volume of Meehans' Monthly shown in the corresponding image(s). This is volume 6 of this horticultural magazine, corresponding to the year 1896. 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 has been rebound in pebbled brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with call number label taped to foot of spine. Binding is cracked at preface, with first plate and first two pages now detached. Library stamps appear on front pastedown, bar code strip is attached to front flyleaf. Stamp 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 8332

$45

Book Details: This assortment of vintage collectible books of philosophy and personal, philosophical writings includes some antiquarian and signed volumes. Some are beautifully decorative, such as the suede-covered edition of Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Culture," which has a handsome title page printed in gold ink.

Other notable titles include a copy of "The Heart Is a Little to the Left," which is signed by the author, former Yale University chaplain William Sloan Coffin. Two other, late 1960s-vintage Elis have also signed the title page: former roommates Rev. Scotty McLennan and Doonesbury cartoonist Gary Trudeau. William Sloane Coffin was McLennan's mentor, and together they inspired the Doonesbury character Reverend Scot Sloan.

Also included are works comparing St. Paul with Seneca, Henry Ward Beecher on "experiences of art and nature," and other essays. The copy of "My Beliefs" by botanist Luther Burbank is a limited 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 8333

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain issues of the illustrated Cologne daily Kolnische Zeitung from the years 1939 and 1940. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in Nazi Germany before and during the Second World War, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events. This particular group also contains stories and articles on military campaigns in Europe, as well as by U-Boats and the Luftwaffe.

There are also a number of interesting features common to all modern periodicals but which here reflect the condition of life in a totalitarian state, as is the case with the illustrated advertisements bearing swastikas or editorials parroting official slogans.

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Condition / Notes: These folio volumes are bound in quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards and cloth-tipped corners. Black lettering and library marking(s) appear on spines. Ex-library books show mild external wear, with some soiling to covers. Bindings are firm. Text blocks are intact. Pages are generally clean and without markings. Pages very occasionally show closed tear or a very small amount of tape repair. It should be noted that pages may have library stamps and/or discreet markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $54.00
Lot 8334

$60

Book Details: Agriculture is the focus of this large group of antiquarian books, with particular emphasis on fruticulture. However, most other aspects of farming and horticulture are also touched upon, including insect pests and diseases, weeds, soils, and drainage and irrigation. Several volumes deal with forestry and the care of trees and shrubs. The collection is grounded by primary textbooks in botany, particularly the work of the pioneering Asa Gray.

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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 8335

$80

Book Details: The volumes in this collection of antiquarian Quaker history are almost all leather-bound, and all date from the first half of the nineteenth century. Several of these books take the form of spiritual memoirs. Authors of these include Phinehas Price, Samuel Scott, and William Williams. Also included are two 1828 copies of Thomas Evans' "Exposition of the Faith of the Religious Society of Friends," and "The Doctrines of the Friends," by Elisha Bates (1831).

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8336

$55

Title: The Bobwhite Quail: Its Habits, Preservation and Increase
Author: Herbert L. Stoddard - "Herbert Stoddard, one of the most important southern conservationists of the twentieth century, developed a method of forest management in the longleaf-wiregrass region of Georgia that is still widely practiced today. Also known as an authority on the bobwhite quail, Stoddard advocated the reintroduction of fire as a land management tool, at a time when powerful forest interests considered burns to be a plague on the land. Along with his friend and colleague Aldo Leopold, Stoddard also helped to establish the profession of wildlife management, and he was among the first to critique from an ecological perspective the nation's move toward industrialized agriculture." (www.georgiaencyclopedia.org)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1932
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxix/559 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in rust cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece, plates, diagrams, maps and in-text drawings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8337

$30

Title: Choice Receipts from Delaware Co. Households
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Dickson & Gilling, Printers and Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/128 pages plus 9 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Text block appears to lack first two pages of index. Book is otherwise in excellent condition.

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Lot 8338

$55

Book Details: General histories of the United States are accompanied by books on specific topics in this large collection of antiquarian American history. Subjects include cities, principal rivers and lakes, the causes of the Revolutionary War and the participation of the Marquis de Lafayette, the Civil War in the West and Bozeman, MT trail. Biographies of important Americans, like Mary Todd Lincoln, join the leather-bound memoirs of Chief Justice Roger Taney, who authored the infamous Dred Scott decision.

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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 8339

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first edition of "The Mystery of the Singing Walls" (D. Appleton and Company, 1925) by William Averill Stowell, and a first printing of "Poor Man's Gold" (Little, Brown, and Company, 1936, in dust jacket) by Courtney Ryley Cooper.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8340

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the antique magazine compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This is volume VI of "The Lady's Friend" and contains issues from January to December, 1869. This work is well illustrated, with a number of fold-out color fashion plates, as well as in-text and full-page b&w illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in black cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Endpapers are new. Pages display sporadic light foxing. Book is otherwise in excellent condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8341

$110

Details: This collection of antique glass pharmacy bottles includes five square ones and two round ones. All have ground glass stoppers. The square bottles are indented to accept a rectangular label, and there are labels for all the bottles (although two have come off). A conical Erlenmeyer lab flask with a rubber stopper completes the lot.

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Condition / Notes: These bottles are in generally good condition. Several have tiny nicks on the rims of the bottles or stopper edges. These items have been cleaned, but residues of their contents persist in some bottles.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $17.50
Lot 8342

$100

Title: The Pictorial Sunday Book
Author: John Kitto
Publisher: The London Printing and Publishing Company
City: London
Year: circa 1855
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 516 pages
Width: 10.75" Height: 14"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio is bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine displays gilt-lettered spine label and raised bands. Book shows external wear, with minor scratches to front and rear covers. Hinges are cracked. Front flyleaf is detaching. Faint marginal staining appears on frontispiece and a number of plates. Title page displays small stains at edges and light soiling. Pages of text are largely clean, though a number have scattered light foxing. Text is in double columns. Lavishly illustrated with engravings and color maps.

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Lot 8343

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of The Gardeners' Magazine of Botany shown in the corresponding image(s). This antique compilation contains issues from January to December, 1851. Book is illustrated with numerous hand-colored lithograph plates of flowers and fruits and many wood engravings.

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half dark green leather over green cloth boards, with raised gilt bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows external wear, with scuffing at edges and corners. Paper label with call number is taped to foot of spine. Binding is firm. Library stamp appears at top margin of front pastedown, bar code strip is attached at top of front flyleaf. Stamp is also visible on a blank preliminary page and title page. Pages with gilt edges are clean and without markings. Well-preserved chromolithographs are quite bright.

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Lot 8344

$45

Book Details: Three books in this lot document the history of the Adirondacks: "The Story of a Wilderness," by Joseph F. Grady; "The Heydays of the Adirondacks," by Maitland C. Desormo; and "A Treasury of Adirondack Stories," by John Vinton.

"The Annals of Binghamton" (1840) narrates the history of that small city in the Southern Tier of New York; and the last book in the lot is a reprint of "Bosworth on the Rifle," or more properly," A Treatise on the Rifle, Musket, Pistol, and Fowling-Piece [etc.]" by N. Bosworth, which was originally published in 1846.

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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 8345

$30

Title: Variety; or, Selections and Essays, Consisting of Anecdotes, Curious Facts, Interesting Narratives, with Occasional Reflections
Author: Priscilla Wakefield - Priscilla Wakefield, nee Priscilla Bell was an English Quaker, educational and feminist economics writer, and philanthropist.


Wakefield wrote books on a range of subjects, including natural science, feminism, and children's literature consisting of moral tales.
Wakefield published a book on feminism in 1778, "Reflection on the Present Condition of the Female Sex; with Suggestions for its Improvement," which was published by the radical publisher Joseph Johnson. Wakefield examined women's prospects for employment in the modern world in light of Adam Smith's writings, and supported broader education for women.
Mrs. Wakefield was widely known as a writer of children's literature. Her early publication, "Juvenile Anecdotes, founded on Facts," was successful, and she went on to publish other books of the same nature, and of a more advanced character, dealing with science and travel.
Wakefield had considerable knowledge of botany and natural history, and in 1796 she published "An Introduction to Botany, in a Series of Familiar Letters," London, 12mo, which was translated into French in 1801, and reached an eleventh edition in 1841. It was followed by "An Introduction to the Natural History and Classification of Insects, in a Series of Letters," London, 1816.

Publisher: James P. Parke
City: London
Year: 1809
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/207 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with cracking along spine edges and loss of material at ends spine cover. Scuff markings appear at edges of covers. Binding is beginning to separate at title page. Age-toned pages display foxing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8346

$25

Title: Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife
Author: Ellen McGowan Biddle
Publisher: Press of J. B. Lyon Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1907
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Author's signature appears on half title page.

Antique volume was gray cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Stamped gilt pictorial military emblem appears over stamped black lettering on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with faint moisture markings to spine cover. Binding is firm. This work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait and plates.

Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 8347

$10

Title: The Farmer's Boy; A Rural Poem
Author: Robert Bloomfield
Publisher: James Humphreys
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1801
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 141 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with stamped lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at head of spine and cracking along spine edges. Boards show rubbing and minor loss at corners. Binding is cracked between blank preliminary pages and at rear hinge. Endpapers have darkened edges. Pencil annotations can be seen on front pastedown. Previous owner's name appears in ink at top margin of blank preliminary page. Pages display foxing throughout.

This volume contains notes and appendix.

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Lot 8348

$40

Title: History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley: Embracing an Account of the Early Pioneers, and the Trials and Privations Incident to the Settlement of the Valley, Predatory Incursions, Massacres, and Abductions by the Indians during the French and Indian Wars, and the War of Revolution, &c.
Author: U. J. Jones
Publisher: Henry B. Ashmead
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 380 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. Lightly age-toned pages display sporadic light foxing. Illustrated with 14 tissue-guarded engraved plates with tissue guards.

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Lot 8349

$40

Book Details: Genealogical information can be derived from this collection of Massachusetts history, which includes the vital records of the towns of Topsfield, Bradford, Gardner, West Springfield, Truro, and Weymouth. Records from Truro were assembled in 1933 by the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendents, and go back to the early colonial, pilgrim era.

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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 8350

$150

Title: The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Author: Portia Takakjian
Publisher: Phoenix Publications, Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 27 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 18 of these books are still in shrink wrap.

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Lot 8351

$70

Title: Fifty Years in the Magic Circle; Being an Account of the Author's Professional Life; His Wonderful Tricks and Feats; With Laughable Incidents, and Adventures as a Magician, Necromancer, and Ventriloquist
Author: Antonio Blitz
Publisher: A. L. Bancroft & Co. / Belknap & Bliss
City: San Francisco / Hartford
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 432 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and ornamental designs in black to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing to covers and loss at corner tips. Front hinge is cracked. Binding is somewhat shaken. Pages display scattered foxing. Work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, additional plates and in-text illustrations.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 8352

$25

Book Details: Several biographies populate this collection which illumines the history of the Society of Friends, or Quakers. Included are George Fox, Lorenzo Dow, John Darlington Carter, and Elizabeth Powell Bond, Dean of Swarthmore College. Quaker beliefs and the history of Welsh Quakers is described in two other books, while the remaining book expounds the philosophy of Quaker contemplative and mystic Rufus M. Jones.

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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 8353

$55

Details: Neatly curated and preserved in a plastic-sleeved album is this collection of 31 patriotic postal covers or envelopes, which date from the Spanish American War, World War I, or World War II. The air mail covers are particularly striking, and on one envelope the stamps have been pasted in the shape of a V for Victory.

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Condition / Notes: All of these covers are in very good condition, as is the album.

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Lot 8354

$25

Book Details: The history of Italy, both ancient and modern, is explored in this collection of antiquarian books. Titles include "Ancient Rome in Light of Recent Excavations," "The Golden Age of the Medici," the rollicking "Life of Benvenuto Cellini," and "Garibaldi and the Making of Italy." "Ave Roma" is a two-volume history of that vital city.

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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 8355

$30

Book Details: These vintage and antique books all concern the Society of Friends (Quakers), their meetings and the education institutions. Titles include "Friends in Wilmington 1738-1938" (still in its original mailing box); a biography of William Penn signed by its author, Oliver Huckel; a history of the Darby Meeting, a booklet on the Westtown School, and two books on Haverford College.

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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 8356

$30

Book Details: Aspects of the history of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, are described in this collection of books. Included is an historical novel, as well as biographies and writings of notable Quakers, including William Penn,James and Lucretia Mott, Isaac T. Hopper, Elizabeth Newport, Lady Guion, and several others.

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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 8357

$550

Title: A General System of Surgery in Three Parts, Containing the Doctrine and Management: I. Of Wounds, Fractures, Luxations, Tumors, and Ulcers of All Kinds. II. Of the Several Operations Performed on All Parts of the Body. III: Of the Several Bandages Applied in all Operations and Disorders. To Which Is Prefixed, an Introduction Concerning the Nature, Origin, Progress, and Improvements of Surgery; With Such Other Preliminaries as Are Necessary To Be Known by the Younger Surgeons. Being a Work of Thirty Years Experience. Illustrated with Forty Copper-Plates, Exhibiting All the Operations, Instruments, Bandages and Improvments, According to the Modern and Most Approved Practice
Author: Laurence Heister - Lorenz Heister was an eminent anatomist, surgeon and physician, born in Frankfurt am Main, who studied under Frederik Ruysch. He was professor of medicine, surgery and botany at the university of Helmstadt. His works "Compendium Anatomieuai” and "Institutes of Surgery" soon became the standard works in the field after their publication in 1717 and 1718 respectively.
Publisher: J. Whiston and 12 others
City: London
Year: 1768
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/456/414 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce 18th-century edition of this medical work, stated to be the eight edition, "revised and corrected."

Handsome antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered label to spine. Book shows external wear, with cracking and scratch marks to covers. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. This work displays only occasional light marginal foxing and fold-out plates are remarkably well preserved.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 8358

$10

Details: This large collection of First Day Covers consists of three thick albums, three special commemorative portfolios, and over a hundred loose FDCs. One album contains FDCs from 2010 and 2011, all unused and pristine. The other two albums are from the Mystic Stamp Company's "First Day Cover Society," and contain FDCs from 2006, 2008, and 2011.

One special portfolio contains an FDC and sheet of mint stamps from the 1981 United Nations flags issue. Another one, from the Postal Commemorative Society, remembers Charles Lindbergh's historic flight from New York to Paris on its 50th anniversary. The last portfolio preserves the 1994 "Legends of Country Music" FDCs.

Loose FDCs include the large or oversize envelopes issued with the "Cowboys of the Silver Screen," Latin music, and "Legends of Hollywood" series issued in 2009, 2010, or 2011. One large FDC commemorates the joint Apollo-Soyuz space mission in 1975. A three-inch tall bundle is composed of FDCs from the 1970s and 1980s, and one two-inch high bundle is composed entirely of a 1960 FDC honoring the 350th anniversary of the founding of Santa Fe, NM and showing the Palace of the Governors on a 1.25 cent stamp.

The lot is completed by a handful of FDCs from Canada.

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Condition / Notes: These FDCs range from good to pristine condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $33.50
Lot 8359

$25

Book Details: Vintage and antiquarian nautical literature and non-fiction populate this lot, which includes W. Clark Russell's classic "The Wreck of the Grosvenor." Other books document Cape Cod fishermen, the sustained efforts to construct a canal across the Central American isthmus (signed by the author), freight ships, and sea-going physicians.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 8360

$20

Book Details: This handsome collection of decorative antiquarian children's literature includes poetry around the seasons, "Romantic Stories from History," fiction about animals in nature, bedtime stories, a novel set in Pennsylvania, and a slim booklet about Aladdin with colorful Art Nouveau chromolithograph pictures.

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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 8361

$90

Title: Sixth Annual Report of the Forest, Fish and Game Commision of the State of New York
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: James B. Lyon, State Printer
City: Albany
Year: 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 531 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in tan buckram with stamped dark brown lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped pictorial design in green and brown depicting forest scene can be seen on front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is hinges are cracked, with taping visible on endpapers and between blank preliminary pages. Pages and plates display occasional marginal smudging. This work is illustrated with 10 color fish plates by Denton, 5 color plates of birds by Ridgway, 6 color plates of insects by Joutel, as well as photographic plates and tables. It should be noted that first plate (of Sunfish) shows light soiling and foxing and plate illustrating Sheepshead fish displays taping at margins (2 preceding pages are heavily taped, pages following taped to lesser degree, without loss of text).

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Lot 8362

$10

Book Details: These antiquarian estate reference books provide information on all kinds of subjects: geography, pottery and porcelain hallmarks, the history of greeting cards (signed by its author), advertising, grammar and rhetoric, and caring for children. The atlas contains statistics from the 1860 census.

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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 8363

$25

Book Details: Locations in Central and South America are most of the destinations in this collection of vintage and antiquarian travel books. Guides and travelogues describe Mexico, Peru and the Andes, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Puerto Rico and the island in the Caribbean purported to Robinson Crusoe's, Honduras, and Costa Rica.

One book narrates adventures in Africa, and takes place in Ethiopia, Somalia, the Comoros Islands, Kenya, and Madagascar.

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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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