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Lot 8034

$30

Title: Franz: A Dog of the Police
Author: S. P. Meek
Publisher: The Penn Publishing Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1935
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 319 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Franz is the story of a Dobermann Pinscher who was trained for police work in the famous C. A. Roy kennels of Berkeley, California. He is pruchased by the Berkeley police department and soon gains a state-wide reputation for the excellence of his work. Later on, when officers from the Berkeley police force are sent to Honolulu to reorganize the department there, Franz goes with them and in the tropical city of Honolulu adds to his already great reputation and gathers fresh laurels for himself and his master." (from front dust jacket flap)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in textured light blue cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with sunning to spine and adjacent areas of front and rear covers. Binding is separating at rare hinge. Text block is intact. Volume has illustrated endapers. A small number of plates are detached. Illustrated color dust jacket is separated in two parts, with minor loss of material at edges and taping to spine.

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Lot 8035

$30

Title: William Lloyd Garrison and His Times: or, Sketches of the Anti-Slavery Movement in America, and of the Man Who Was Its Founder and Moral Leader
Author: Oliver Johnson
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1881
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvi/20-490
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition with inscription by author. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads "Charles Storrs, Esq. / With the Author's regards / Dec. 20, 1881."


Antique volume is bound blue cloth over beveled boards with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor loss at head of spine and light soiling to front cover. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's annotation in pencil appears under author's inscription. Pages have pencil marginalia and underlining. Lower margin of text block displays water markings. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of W. Lloyd Garrison.


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Lot 8036

$80

Book Details: American journeys are the focus of this group of antiquarian travelogues, which includes explorations of Alaska, the Black Hills of South Dakota (with colored, fold-out geological map), Utah and the Rocky Mountains (with colored fold-out map), and the far West and Pacific coast. One volume recounts travels in the eastern half of the U.S., both north and south. A biography of Sheldon Jackson missionary and prospector in the Rockies and in Alaska, completes the lot.

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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 8037

$55

Details: This lot is composed of three volumes (I, III, and IV) of the Master Global Stamp Album produced in 1967 by Minkus Publications. These albums aimed compile a comprehensive collection of stamps world-wide. The albums are sparsely populated, perhaps 10% over all. The heavy-duty albums are well made, and conserved inside slip-cases.

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Condition / Notes:
These albums are in very good condition.

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Lot 8038

$55

Details: There are approximately 265 comic books in this lot, which date from the 1980s and 1990s. This is very diverse with a wide range of characters, including several different Batman-themed titles, such as Detective Comics and the Dark Knight. A few manga are included from the Warrior Nun series. Other comics are Dr. Who, Battlestar Galactica, Predator, Aliens, New Titans, and an AC/DC Rock & Roll mag put out by Revolutionary Comics.

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

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Lot 8039

$70

Title: The Great War of the East! Between Russia and Turkey, and the Western Allies, England and France: Containing a Minute and Thrilling Description of the Terrible Battles of Silistria, ALma, Balak-Lava, Inkerman, and Others
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: American Family Publication Establishment
City: New York
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 109 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. Book lacks spine cover and rear board is detached. Front and rear covers show soiling and minor loss at corners. Text block is intact. Endpapers and blank preliminary pages have pencil annotations. Pages display scattered foxing (heaviest at front of volume) and marginal staining. Work contains a small number of full-page illustrations

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Lot 8040

$20

Book Details: The Romantic poets predominate in this collection of decorative antiquarian poetry. Include is a complete, two-volume edition of Goethe's "Faust;" an anthology of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats; another compilation also featuring Keats, an 1839 anthology of British poets beginning with Ben Jonson, and an 1852 volume by an American poetess. Two of these books are nicely bound in leather.

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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 8041

$110

Book Details: The complete diary of Samuel Pepys is one prize in this large group of antiquarian world history, which also includes biographical works on Philip II of Spain, Charles "Chinese" Gordon, T.E. Lawrence, and the log of Christopher Columbus. Other topics include the Russian Revolution and its aftermath, the French Gothic landmarks of Chartres and Mont St. Michel, World War I, and the cultures of India, Spain, Scandinavia, and Mexico.

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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 8042

$15

Title: Bram Van Velde
Author: Georges Duthuit, Jacques Putnam, 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: La Musee de Poche
City: Paris
Year: 1958
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 59 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this French-language monograph on Dutch modernist painter Bram van Velde, with introduction and the first of the three texts by Samuel Beckett.

Volume is bound in original illustrated wrappers. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with color plates.

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Lot 8043

$50

Title: First Love
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: 1973
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 62 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in pink cloth with bright stamped silver lettering to spine. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

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Lot 8044

$50

Title: Adirondack Tales
Author: W. H. H. Murray
Publisher: The Murray Lyceum Bureau
City: Burlington, Vermont
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 295 pages plus 5 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Gilt pictorial design depicting deer also appears stamped on spine and front cover. Black illustration can be seen in upper half of front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Front hinge is beginning to crack. Pages display sporadic light foxing. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, with foxing along fore edge, and a plate representing John Norton the Trapper.

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Lot 8045

$30

Title: The Use of the Blowpipe in Chemical Analysis, and in the Examination of Minerals. With a Sketch of Berzelius's System of Mineralogy; a Synoptic Table of the Principal Characters of the Pure Earths and Metallic Oxides before the Blowpipe, and Numerous Notes and Additions by the Translator
Author: Jons Jacob Berzelius - Jons Jacob Berzelius was a Swedish chemist. He worked out the modern technique of chemical formula notation, and is together with John Dalton, Antoine Lavoisier, and Robert Boyle considered a father of modern chemistry. He began his career as a physician but his researches in physical chemistry were of lasting significance in the development of the subject. He achieved much in later life as secretary of the Swedish Academy. He is known in Sweden as the Father of Swedish Chemistry. Berzelius Day is celebrated on 20 August in honor of him.
Translor: J. G. Children - John George Children was a British chemist, mineralogist and zoologist., M. Fresnel
Publisher: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy
City: London
Year: 1822
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxix/343 plus page of errata
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown paper-covered boards with dark brown cloth spine. Ex-library book shows external wear, with tearing at edges of spine and scuffing at edges of boards. The number 773 appears written in ink in upper right corner of front cover. Peeling can be seen in the lower right corner. Binding is sound. Antique library stamp can be seen on title page and on plates and table. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. This work contains 3 plates and 1 intact fold-out table.

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Lot 8046

$25

Title: Don: His Recollections
Author: Willard A. Paul
Publisher: The American Humane Education Society
City: Boston
Year: 1914
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/274 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on half title page reads "Yours Truly / Willard A. Paul / July 22nd 1922 / Weston Mass / "Holiday House"."

Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Front cover is illustrated with color pastedown. Book shows moisture markings along bottom margin of front cover and mild rubbing to rear cover. Fore edge displays small stain. Front hinge is beginning to crack. Binding also cracked at final page of text. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with photographic plates.

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Lot 8047

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique collectible books on athletics shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a number of author-signed editions including a limited edition of "The Fight: An Essay" (The Elm Tree Press, 1929) by publisher Marjorie Barlow, a first American edition of "Courting Triumph" (Mayflower Books, Inc., 1978, in dust jacket), and "The Trail of the Sharp Cup: The Story of the Fifth Oldest Trophy in International Sports" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1974, in dust jacket).

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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 8048

$30

Title: Hephzibah Guinness; Thee and You; and a Draft on the Bank of Spain
Author: S. Weir Mitchell - Silas Weir Mitchell was an American physician and writer known for his discovery of causalgia.


He was son of a physician, John Kearsley Mitchell (1798-1858), and was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He studied at the University of Pennsylvania in that city, and received the degree of M.D. at Jefferson Medical College in 1850. During the Civil War he had charge of nervous injuries and maladies at Turners Lane Hospital, Philadelphia, and at the close of the war became a specialist in neurology. In this field Weir Mitchell's name became prominently associated with his introduction of the rest cure, subsequently taken up by the medical world, for nervous diseases, particularly neurasthenia and hysteria. The treatment consisted primarily in isolation, confinement to bed, dieting, electrotherapy and massage; and was popularly know as 'Dr Diet and Dr Quiet'. His medical texts include "Injuries of Nerves and Their Consequences" (1872) and "Fat and Blood" (1877). Mitchell's disease (erythromelalgia) is named after him. He also coined the term Phantom Limb during his study of an amputee.
In 1863 he wrote a clever short story, combining physiological and psychological problems, entitled "The Case of George Dedlow," in the Atlantic Monthly. Thenceforward, Mitchell, as a writer, divided his attention between professional and literary pursuits. In the former field, he produced monographs on rattlesnake venom, on intellectual hygiene, on injuries to the nerves, on neurasthenia, on nervous diseases of women, on the effects of gunshot wounds upon the nervous system, and on the relations between nurse, physician, and patient; while in the latter, he wrote juvenile stories, several volumes of respectable verse, and prose fiction of varying merit, which, however, gave him a leading place among the American authors of the close of the 19th century. His historical novels, "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker" (1897), "The Adventures of François" (1898) and "The Red City" (1909), take high rank in this branch of fiction.
He was Charlotte Perkins Gilman's doctor and his use of a rest cure on her provided the idea for "The Yellow Wallpaper," a short story in which the narrator is driven insane by her rest cure.
His treatment was also used on Virginia Woolf, who wrote a savage satire of it: "you invoke proportion; order rest in bed; rest in solitude; silence and rest; rest without friends, without books, without messages; six months rest; until a man who went in weighing seven stone six comes out weighing twelve".

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1880
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth over beveled boards with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is sound. Lightly age-toned pages show sporadic foxing.

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Lot 8049

$130

Title: I Married Adventure: The Lives and Adventures of Martin and Osa Johnson
Author: Osa Johnson - Osa Helen Johnson and her husband Martin Elmer Johnson (1884-1937) were American adventurers and explorers.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1940
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 376 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Osa Johnson's autobiography "I Married Adventure" (IMA) was the best-selling non-fiction book of 1940. The continued popularity of IMA with its zebra-striped cover has generated interest in collecting first editions.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed early printing. Inscription on preliminary page reads "To Betty and / Pete. / Best African / wishes. / Osa Johnson."

Volume has been rebound in three-quarter dark green leather over green cloth. with stamped green lettering and pictorial designs to spine. Well-preserved volume has marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with numerous photographs.

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Lot 8050

$300

Details: This large collection of antique postcards is populated with a half-dozen subgroups. These categories encompass military postcards, including cards from the Mexican Expedition of 1916, Guantanamo Bay, World War I, and World War II; holiday cards, including a large selection from St. Patrick's Day and smaller, choice items for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Halloween; humorous and novelty cards, including chromolithographs, embossed, and embroidered cards;some unusual real photo cards; and two uncommon German postcards, one from the 1936 Olympics with a photo of Jesse Owens.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the 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.


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Lot 8051

$15

Book Details: This generous lot of art history and reference includes books on sculpture and photography as well as painting. In addition to a large volume on the art of pre-Hispanic Mexico, there are books on Canada's Group of Seven, Impressionist and early Modern art in Russia, 19th century American hunting prints, the drawings of Rube Goldberg, the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the flower photos of Dennis Stock. Six volumes give biographical listings of American artists for the years 1924-1930.

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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 8052

$30

Title: Seeing the Eastern States
Author: John T. Faris
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1922
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 244 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: "For the fortunate traveler who plans to journey through the Eastern States by train, by automobile, or on foot, this volume is designed as an aid in mapping out routes, a companion on the way, a reminder of historic associations from Portland to Pittsburgh and from Niagara Falls to New York, New Jersey and Delaware."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by publisher J. B. Lippincott. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Allen B. Clement / with best wishes of / J. Bertram Lippincott / Dec. 1922."

Antique volume is bound in light brown cloth with stamped black lettering spine and front cover. Blue and white pictorial designs appear on spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages display scattered light foxing. Illustrated with photographic plates.

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Lot 8053

$30

Title: A History of the Townships of Byberry and Moreland, in Philadelphia, PA., from Their Earliest Settlement by the Whites to the Present Time
Author: Joseph C. Martindale
Publisher: T. Ellwood Zell
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 379 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this local Pennsylvania history, with presentation by the author on blank preliminary page reading "Cynthia G. Cowly / Presented by the / author."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with very minor loss of material at spine edges and at outside corners. Covers are lightly soiled. Binding is sound. Pages display scattered foxing. Pages 243 to 250 are detached.

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Lot 8054

$15

Title: Key to a Selection of M. Perrin's Fables
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Anthony Bolmar
Publisher: P. M. Lafourcade
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1827
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 227 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at ends of spine and at outside corners of boards. Spine edges display cracking. Front board is loosely attached. Previous owner's name has been emblazoned onto front cover. Name and annotations can also be seen on endpapers. Annotations in ink appear on copyright page and first page of introduction. Pages are foxed throughout. A small number of pages have small black spots.

Anthology is bilingual in French and English.

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Lot 8055

$35

Title: The Adirondack Spruce: A Study of the Forest in Ne-Ha-Sa-Ne Park. With Tables of Volume and Yield and a Working-Plan for Conservative Lumbering
Author: Gifford Pinchot
Publisher: The Critic Co.
City: New York
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: v/157 pages
Width: 5" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Stamp in upper right corner of front flyleaf reads "Compliments of Mr. Pinchot to Membership of American Paper and Pulp Association C. W. Lyman Secretary." Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with photographic plates. This work contains numerous tables and index.

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Lot 8056

$15

Title: Lumberjack
Author: Stephen W. Meader - Stephen W. Meader was the author of over forty novels for young readers. His optimistic stories generally tended to either concern young men developing independent businesses in the face of adversity, or else young men caught up in adventures during different periods in American history.

Meader graduated from Haverford College in Philadelphia in 1913, and initially worked in Newark, New Jersey as a cruelty officer with the Essex County Children's Aid Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and by 1915 was working for the Big Brother Movement. After working for a Chicago publishing house in 1916, he took a position with the Circulation Department of the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, eventually reaching the position of Editor of the Sales Division publications. His first novel, The "Black Buccaneer" (1920), was the first juvenile publication of the newly founded Harcourt, Brace and Howe. Today all (or nearly all) of his novels are available in reprint from Southern Skies.

He moved his family to Moorestown Township, New Jersey in 1922.
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
City: New York
Year: 1939
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/277 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this 1934 novel. Inscription on half title page reads "For Girard College / in memory of a / very pleasant morning / Stephen W. Meader."

Volume is bound in green cloth with black lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows external wear, with minor loss at head of spine and rubbing to rear cover and along edges. Words "fine edition" are written in white at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Volume has illustrated endpapers. Date due slip and card pocket are attached to rear endpaper. Name of library is stamped at bottom of title page. Library markings appear on first page of foreword. Work is illustrated with full-page and in-text drawings by Henry C. Pitz.

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Lot 8057

$35

Title: Land of Legendary Lore: Sketches of Romance and Reality on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake
Author: Prentiss Ingraham
Publisher: The Gazette Publishing House
City: Easton, Maryland
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 308 pages plus index, three-page text, and advertisements
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light green cloth with stamped black lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening and white markings to spine. Binding is firm. Pages are clean. A small number of pages display red marginalia in pen. Book is illustrated with b&w photos, vignettes and a well-preserved double-page map of Talbot County, Maryland. Book has a number of tipped-in pictures and newspaper clips. Neatly hand-drawn genealogical table relating to the Benson family is pasted to blank preliminary page. Pennsylvania railroad ephemera (including map) are pasted to rear endpaper.

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Lot 8058

$60

Title: Ravelstein
Author: Saul Bellow - Saul Bellow was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990.

In the words of the Swedish Nobel Committee, his writing exhibited "the mixture of rich picaresque novel and subtle analysis of our culture, of entertaining adventure, drastic and tragic episodes in quick succession interspersed with philosophic conversation, all developed by a commentator with a witty tongue and penetrating insight into the outer and inner complications that drive us to act, or prevent us from acting, and that can be called the dilemma of our age." His best-known works include "The Adventures of Augie March" (1953, National Book Award for Fiction), "Henderson the Rain King" (1959), "Herzog" (1964, National Book Award), "Mr. Sammler's Planet" (1970, National Book Award), "Seize the Day" (1956), "Humboldt's Gift" (1975, 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) and "Ravelstein" (2000). Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest authors, Bellow has had a "huge literary influence."(BBC News, Tuesday, 5 April 2005).


Publisher: Viking
City: New York
Year: 2000
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 233 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: "Ravelstein" is Saul Bellow's final novel. Published in 2000, when Bellow was eighty-five years old, it received widespread critical acclaim. It tells the tale of a friendship between two university professors and the complications that animate their erotic and intellectual attachments in the face of impending death. The novel is a roman à clef, written in memoir-form. The narrator is in Paris with Abe Ravelstein, a renowned professor, and Nikki, his lover. Ravelstein asks him to write a memoir about him after he dies, because he has AIDS. After his death, the narrator and his wife go on holiday to the Caribbean. The narrator catches a tropical disease and flies back to the United States in convalescence. Eventually, on recuperation, he decides to write the memoir.

The title character, Ravelstein, is based on the philosopher Allan Bloom, who taught alongside Bellow at the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought. Remembering Bloom in an interview, Bellow said, "Allan inhaled books and ideas the way the rest of us breathe air... People only want the factual truth. Well, the truth is that Allan was a very superior person, great-souled. When critics proclaim the death of the novel, I sometimes think they are really saying that there are no significant people to write about." But "Allan was certainly one."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this final novel by Saul Bellow. Author's signature appears on title page.

Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

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Lot 8059

$55

Book Details: Alongside with straightforward nautical history, this group of antiquarian books contains some fanciful speculation. Solid factual documentation grounds "The Grand Fleet, 1914-1916," by Admiral Viscount Jellicoe of Scapa, "Down to the Sea in Ships," a general maritime history, and "The Commodore's Story," about Capt. Ralph Middleton Monroe. "There She Blows!" is the lightly fictionalized log of the whaling ship "Arethusa." An account of the mysterious "Mary Celeste" attempt to separate fact from fiction. But "Atlantis: the Antediluvian World," is a misguided attempt at Victorian archaeology. Some of these books are decoratively 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 8060

$10

Title: Danger Zone
Author: Raoul Whitfield - Raoul Falconia Whitfield was an American writer of hardboiled crime fiction.

Whitfield was born in New York in 1896. He spent part of his childhood in the Philippines with his father, the civil servant William H. Whitfield. In 1916, Whitfield fell ill and was returned to the U.S. for treatment. After recovering, Whitfield travelled to Hollywood and worked as a silent-film actor. Later, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served in the Flying Cadets in the last months of World War I.


Whitfield began writing for pulp magazines in 1924, and first appeared in Black Mask in 1926. Black Mask would become Whitfield's main market; the magazine's editor Joseph Shaw described Whitfield as a "hard, patient, determined worker." Whitfield became best known in the magazine for his stories about Jo Gar, a Filipino detective. These stories, set in the cosmopolitan boiling pot of inter-war Manila, were published collectively in 2002 as "Jo Gar's Casebook."

Whitfield befriended Dashiell Hammett during his tenure on the magazine.

In addition to Black Mask, Whitfield also wrote fiction for Adventure, Air Trails, War Stories, Battle Stories, Blue Book, Everybody's Magazine, Boys' Life and Breezy Stories.

Whitfield's debut novel, "Green Ice," was published in 1930. In the New York Evening Post, Hammett praised Green Ice: "Here are 280 pages of naked action pounded into tough compactness by staccato, hammerlike writing."

Whitfield ceased writing fiction and moved to Hollywood in the late 1930s. Although he was fairly wealthy, by the 1940s he had lost most of his money. Later, Whitfield contracted tuberculosis and had to be hospitalized. He died from the disease in January 1945.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 209 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with red lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows wear with minor loss at edges and soiling to lower front cover. Binding is firm. Two-line annotation in ink appears along top edge of front flyleaf. Pages display very occasional light foxing and/or smudging. Book contains illustrations by Frank Dobias in red, black and white.

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Lot 8061

$55

Book Details: Adirondack history is the theme of this collection of books; with a focus evenly divided between the region as natural habitat and resource, and as a place for recreation. Specific locations are explored, including Old Forge, Big Moose Lake, and other lakes. "Fairy Tale Railroad" documents the history of the Mohawk and Malone Railway, "The Golden Chariot Route." "Adirondack Country" tells the early and recent history of the area as part of the "American Folkways" series edited by Erskine Caldwell. The "grand camps" of the Durant family are explored in one book, and another volume is a story of life in the lumber camps of the deep woods.

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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 8062

$110

Book Details: This lot of collectible vintage and antique poetry contains some beautifully illustrated decorative volumes, and an interesting, limited edition small press anthology on the theme of the harlequin Pierrot, which is signed by its editor, Kendall Banning. Authors and illustrators include Maxfield Parrish, Daniel Berrigan (signed), George Wharton Edwards, Sidney Lanier, Sara Teasdale, Ernest Dowson, Paul Verlaine, and many 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 8063

$25

Title: Doubt and Other Things
Author: Elihu Vedder - Elihu Vedder was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City.

He is best known for his fifty-five illustrations for Edward FitzGerald's translation of "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam."

Elihu Vedder was born February 26, 1836 in New York City, the son of Dr. Elihu Vedder Sr. and Elizabeth Vedder. His parents were cousins. His father, a dentist, decided to try his luck in Cuba, and this had a profound impact on Elihu Jr.'s childhood. The remainder of his childhood was spent between his maternal grandfather Alexander Vedder's house in Schenectady and a boarding school. His mother supported his goals to be an artist while his father reluctantly assented, convinced that his son should try a different occupation. His brother, Dr. Alexander Madison Vedder, was a Navy surgeon who witnessed the transformation of Japan into a modern culture while he was stationed there.

Vedder trained in New York City with Tompkins H. Matteson, then in Paris with François-Édouard Picot. Finally, he completed his studies in Italy - where he was strongly influenced not only by Italian Renaissance work but also by the modern Macchiaioli painters and the living Italian landscape. He first visited Italy from 1858 until 1860, becoming deeply emotionally attached to fellow painter Giovanni Costa. Their idyllic trips through the Italian countryside were cut short because Vedder's father cut off his financial allowance.


Vedder returned to the USA, penniless, during the American Civil War, and made a small living by undertaking commercial illustrations. He was involved in the bohemian 'Pfaff's' coffee house group, and painted some of his most memorable paintings notable for their visionary nature, romantic imagery and often Oriental influences. Paintings of this time include 'The Roc's Egg', 'The Fisherman and the Genii' and one of his most famous works, 'Lair of the Sea Serpent.' In the USA he sought out and became friends with Walt Whitman, Herman Melville and William Morris Hunt. Vedder became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1865.

At the end of the Civil War, he left America to live in Italy. He married Caroline Rosekrans on July 13, 1869 in Glen Falls, New York. Elihu Vedder and his wife had four children, only two of whom survived. His daughter Anita Herriman Vedder played a vital role in handling the business of her father, who was notorious for his general aloofness towards details. Elihu's son Enoch Rosekrans Vedder was a promising architect who married jewelry designer Angela Reston. Enoch died while visiting his parents in Italy on April 2, 1916. Elihu had a home in Rome and - after the financial success of his 1884 Rubaiyat work - on the Isle of Capri, then a haven for male aesthetes.

Vedder visited England many times, and was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, and was a friend of Simeon Solomon. He was also influenced by the work of English and Irish mystics such as William Blake and William Butler Yeats. In 1890 Vedder helped establish the In Arte Libertas group in Italy.

Tiffany commissioned him to design glassware, mosaics and statuettes for the company. He decorated the hallway of the Reading Room of the Washington Library of Congress, and his mural paintings can still be seen there.

Vedder occasionally returned to the United States, but lived only in Italy from 1906 until his death on January 29, 1923. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery, Rome.
Publisher: Porter Sargent
City: Boston
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 289 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cream-colored paper boards with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and scuffing to spine. Light soiling is visible. Binding is firm. Antique bookplates can be seen on front pastedown. Small faint water marking, ever diminishing is size, appears at top margin of first 90 pages. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated with color frontispiece, tipped-in plates and vignettes by the artist.

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Lot 8064

$130

Title: Fetichism in West Africa: Forty Years' Observation of Native Customs and Superstitions
Author:
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/389 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition inscribed by author. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Hugh H. Hamill Esp. / With the affectionate regards of / the Author / Sept. 1 1904."

Antique volume is bound in dark brown cloth with stamped red lettering to spine and front cover. Gilt vignette is stamped to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with moderate discoloration to spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown and name with date are written on front flyleaf under inscription. Pages display marginal foxing. Final pages have faint marginal water markings. Book is illustrated with photographic plates and a map.

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Lot 8065

$250

Title: Combination Atlas Map of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Compiled , Drawn and Published from Personal Eximinations and Surveys
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Everts & Stewart
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 50 pages
Width: 14.75" Height: 17.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth boards with leather backstrip and leather-tipped corners. Stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs appear on front cover. Book shows external wear, with scuffing and minor loss of material at edges of spine and at corners. Ends of spine display fraying. Hinges are cracked. Light soiling is visible on front endpaper. Previous owner's name can be seen on front pastedown. A number of pages have small closed tears to bottom edge that do not affect content or do so only negligibly. Pages show occasional smudging at edges. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Full- and double-page maps are sharp and bright.

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Lot 8066

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of signed first editions of the work of Joseph Hergesheimer shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this collection are "two copies of The Dark Fleece" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1922), "The Happy End" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1919), "Wild Oranges" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1922) and "Cytherea" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1922).

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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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