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Lot 8067

$35

Title: Hydrophobia and Its Cures
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Daniel Sommer
City: Indianapolis
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 224 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "You are hereby introduced to a volume which is intended for the benefit of mankind. I kindly request that you will carefully examine what it declares. The first chapter thereof has been written with the hope of giving comfort to multitudes concerning one of the most mysterious and dreadful of physical diseases. The other chapters thereof are intended to save you from a spiritual ailment that is more common and more dangerous than any physical disease of which mankind has ever been victims." (from author's introduction).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Offsetting can be seen on introductory page. Lightly age-toned pages are otherwise clean and without 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: $4.50
Lot 8068

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Civilization in the United States: An Inquiry by Thirty Americans" (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1922, in dust jacket), edited by Harold E. Stearns, and "Recipes from Hope, Arkansas: Birthplace of Bill Clinton" (uncredited, 1992).

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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: $10.50
Lot 8069

$50

Title: Moscow 850th Anniversary
Author: uncredited author
Editor: V. A. Vinogradov
Publisher: Publishing House AO "Moscow Textbooks"
City: Moscow
Year: 1996
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped decorative designs in gilt appear on spine, front and rear covers. Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent conditions.

This English-language history of Moscow is profusely illustrated with b&w & color photos & 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: $10.50
Lot 8070

$80

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.


Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.

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Lot 8071

$35

Title: Observations on the Religious Peculiarities of the Society of Friends
Author: Joseph John Gurney - Joseph John Gurney was a banker in Norwich, England and a member of the Gurney family. He became an evangelical Minister of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), whose views and actions led, ultimately, to a schism among American Quakers.
Publisher: S. Potter & Co., Benjamin & Thomas Kite, John RIchardson, and Kimber & Sharpless
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1825
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/380 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first American edition of this work by Joseph John Gurney. This was the personal copy of Joseph Hoag. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads "Joseph Hoag / presented by / Stephen Gould / 6 (illegible word) 1829."

Joseph Hoag (1762-1846) was a New York and Vermont Quaker minister who regarded himself as a traditional Friend, opposing both Elias Hicks and Joseph Gurney. He is best known for his "Vision" of 1803 which predicted an American Civil War, and his Journal, the publication of which in 1860 precipitated a schism at Scipio Monthly Meeting into Otisite and Kingite groups.

The author of the inscription is presumably Stephen Wanton Gould, a Rhode Island Quaker, best known for his "Diaries, 1799-1832," concerned largely with meetings of the Society of Friends in and around Newport.

Handsome antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered label and ruling to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate with owner's name and the number 7 printed on to it can be seen on front pastedown. Endpapers and pages are foxed.

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Lot 8072

$80

Title: The Crack Shot: or, Young Rifleman's Complete Guide: Being a Treatise on the Use of the Rifle, with Rudimentary and Finishing Lessons; Including a Full Description of the Latest Improved Breech-Loading Weapons, Illustrated with Numerous Engravings; Rules and Regulations for Target Practice; Directions for Hunting Game Found in the United States and British Provinces, Etc. Etc.
Author: Edward C. Barber
Publisher: The American News Company
City: New York
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 342 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Pictorial design representing rifles also appears on spine. Book shows external wear, with fraying at ends of spine. Covers show white markings and and creasing. Minor loss of material is visible at corners. Binding is cracked between blank preliminary pages. Previous owner's name and date appear in pencil in upper right corner of front flyleaf. Pages display scattered foxing. This work contains in-text and full-page 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 8073

$15

Title: With a Camera in Tiger-Land
Author: F. W. Champion
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
City: London
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii/228 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: "So many books have already been written on the subject of hunting big-game in India that there remains little or no room for another. These books have, however, nearly all been written with the object of describing adventures, which culminate in the climax - or anti-climax, according to one's nature! - of destroying the many and beautiful creatures which form the object of pursuit; and, in almost every case, they have been illustrated with drawings, paintings or photographs of dead animals, which very rarely give a true representation of the denizens of the Indian jungles as they really are. Some are very fine books, with African animals as the subject and illustrated with photographs direct from nature, have been published from time to time; but natural history photography has been sadly neglected in India, and I believe this to be the first book ever published, which is illustrated throughout with photographs of wild animals, just as they live their every-day lives in the great Indian jungles, away from the every-destroying hand of man." (first paragraph of introduction)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped light blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with discoloration and staining at foot of spine. Front and rear covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates of Indian wildlife.

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: $6.50
Lot 8074

$30

Title: Roosevelt as We Knew Him: The Personal Recollections of One Hundred and Fifty of His Friends and Associates
Author: Frederick S. Wood
Publisher: The John C. Winston Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxi/487 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is an author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For my friend / Edward M. Young / Please accept this / book with my personal compliments / Oct. 29 / 30. Fred S. Wood."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition.

Dust jacket is foxed and has small tears along edges.

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 8075

$40

Title: Game Animals of the Sudan: Their Habits and Distributions. A Handbook for Hunters and Naturalists
Author: H. C. Brocklehurst
Publisher: Gurney and Jackson
City: London
Year: 1931
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 170 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Endpapers display light foxing. Previous owner's signature appears on front flyleaf. Pages are lightly foxed. Work is illustrated with color plates with captioned tissue guards, b&w photographic plates, in-text illustrations and fold-out maps.

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 8076

$50

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antiquarian Adirondack history includes a recent travel guide as well as older books recounting the folklore and colonial wars in the region, and its establishment as a popular summer resort. Several books address the area's resources for logging, hunting, and fishing. Also included is a book of wildlife prints from the Adirondack Museum. "Adirondack Profiles," by William L. Wessels, is signed.

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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: $13.50
Lot 8077

$55

Title: History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania
Author: Robert Clemens Smedley - Robert Clemens Smedley was born on April 5, 1832 in Willistown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Smedley was the father of three children and is best known for his history of the Underground Railroad in southeastern Pennsylvania. He died on January 2, 1883, in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Publisher: Self-Published
City: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 407 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name appears in pen on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and additional plates, many of these offering portraits of prominent abolitionists.

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 8078

$90

Book Details: Three antiquarian books relating to the Civil War make up this lot. Two are memorial books, one for General William T. Sherman and the other for General Philip H. Sheridan. The third book is Frank Leslie's popular "Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War," a large format, tabloid-sized volume generously illustrated.

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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: $13.50
Lot 8079

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of Meehans' Monthly shown in the corresponding image(s). This compilation contains volumes 8 and 9 of the antique horticultural magazine, corresponding to the years 1898-1899. 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 mild external wear. Minor loss can be seen at edges and corners. Paper label with call number is taped at foot of spine. Library stamps appear on front pastedown, bar code strip is attached to front flyleaf. Stamps 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.

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: $6.50
Lot 8080

$325

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These new, lavishly illustrated books are still in their original shrink-wrap, and are in excellent condition. (The shrink-wrap has been removed from two books so they could be photographed.)

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: $55.50
Lot 8081

$45

Title: History of Montgomery County within the Schuylkill Valley: Containing Sketches of All the Townships, Boroughs and Villages, in Said Limits, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time; with an Account of the Indians, the Swedes, and Other Early Settlers, and the Local Events of the Revolution; besides Notices of the Progress in Population, Improvements, and Manufactures; Prepared Chiefly from Original Materials
Author: William J. Buck
Publisher: E. L. Acker
City: Norristown, Pennsylvania
Year: 1859
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 124 pages plus 3 pages of index and 1 page of errata
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in bound in marbled red paper with gilt-lettered leather backstrip and leather-tipped corners. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Minor dark markings are visible along bottom edge of endpapers and initial/final pages of text. Pages otherwise display very sporadic light foxing. Text is in double columns.

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 8082

$130

Book Details: This collection of handsome, decorative antique books focuses on Egypt, the Middle East, and North Africa, and includes some notable authors. Titles include "In the Land of Mosques and Minarets: Mediterranean Africa," A Year's Wandering in Bible Lands," "Arts & Crafts of Ancient Egypt," by W.M. Flinders Petrie, a pioneering archaeologist who held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom. Also included is "East of the Jordan," and "Pharoahs, Yellahs, and Explorers," by the remarkable Victorian explorer and Egyptologist, Amelia Edwards.

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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 8083

$140

Title: Proust
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: Chatto & Windus
City: London
Year: 1931
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 72 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cream cloth with stamped brown lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Pictorial designs featuring dolphins appear on front and rear covers. Book shows very light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name, address and date of Mar. 23, 1931 appear on front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

Intact illustrated dust jacket shows darking and minor chipping along top edge. List of "The Dolphin Books" (in which this monograph appears as number 7) appears on rear panel. Jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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 8084

$90

Title: The Rand McNally New Standard Atlas of the World
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Continental Publishing Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 196 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 14.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows external wear, with mild rubbing to covers. Front hinge is cracked. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with bright full- and double page color maps as well as numerous engravings.

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 8085

$35

Title: Pioneer History; or Cortland County and the Border Wars of New York. From the Earliest Period to the Present Time
Author: H. C. Goodwin
Publisher: A. B. Burdick, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1859
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 456 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on front flyleaf and blank preliminary page. Pages display sporadic light foxing. This work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait.

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 8086

$40

Book Details: With one exception, this collection of decorative antique poetry contains the high flowering of Victorian style and taste in popular verse. A large volume is devoted to the works of the now-forgotten Felicia Hemans, and another mid-19th century book contains poems suitable for school or home. The exception is a compilation of ancient English poetry edited by Thomas Percy in 1839. Four of these books have handsome leather or half-leather bindings, and the volumes with cloth bindings are attractively stamped with gold.

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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: $10.50
Lot 8087

$25

Book Details: Three books on decoys are included in this collection of hunting and fishing narratives and references. Other titles concentrate on game much bigger than ducks, including "The Wilderness Hunter," by Theodore Roosevelt, "With Flashlight and Rifle," by C.G. Schillings, and "Tiger Man," by Julian Duguid.

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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 8088

$30

Title: The Life of Harman Blennerhassett. Comprising an Authentic Narrative of the Burr Expedition: and Containing Many Additional Facts Not Heretofore Published
Author: William H. Safford
Publisher: Ely, Allen & Looker
City: Chillicothe, Ohio
Year: 1850
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 239 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering spine and front cover. Book shows small dark spots to fore edge of text block and is otherwise is in excellent condition. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece plate depicting Blennerhassetts Mansion.

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 8089

$80

Title: Over American Jungles: The Record of a Glorious Adventure over the Big Game Country of Africa 60,000 Miles by Airplane
Author: Martin Johnson - Martin Johnson and his wife Osa Johnson (née Leighty, March 14, 1894 - January 7, 1953) were American adventurers and documentary filmmakers.

In 1917, Martin and Osa departed on a nine-month trip through the New Hebrides (Vanuatu) and Solomon Islands. The highlight of the trip was a brief, but harrowing, encounter with a tribe called the Big Nambas of northern Malekula. Once there, the chief was not going to let them leave. The intervention of a British gunboat helped them escape. The footage they got there inspired the feature film "Among the Cannibal Isles of the South Seas" (1918).

The Johnsons returned to Malekula in 1919 to film the Big Nambas once again, this time with an armed escort. The escort proved unnecessary as the Big Nambas were disarmed by watching themselves in Among the Cannibal Isles of the South Seas. Martin and Osa finished their trip in 1920 with visits to British North Borneo (now Sabah) and a sailing expedition up the coast of East Africa. After returning home, they released the features "Jungle Adventures" (1921) and "Headhunters of the South Seas" (1922).

The Johnsons' first Africa expedition, from 1921 to 1922, resulted in their feature film "Trailing Wild African Animals" (1923).

During the second and longest trip, from 1924 to 1927, the Johnsons spent much of their time in northern Kenya by a lake they dubbed Paradise, at Mount Marsabit. The movies Martin's "Safari" (1928), "Osa's Four Years in Paradise" (1941), and the film "Simba: King of the Beasts" (1928) were made with footage of these trips.

In 1925, Osa and Martin met the Duke and Duchess of York, Albert Frederick Arthur George (George VI) and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon while on Safari in Kenya.

The third African safari from 1927 to 1928 was a tour of the Nile with friend and supporter George Eastman (of Eastman Kodak fame). This trip, along with previous footage was one of the first talkies for the Johnsons, "Across the World with Mr. and Mrs. Johnson" (1930) which included Martin's narrative.

From 1929 to 1931, the Johnsons spent a fourth tour in Africa in the Belgian Congo. There they filmed the Mbuti people of the Ituri Forest and the gorillas in the Alumbongo Hills. The 1932 feature movie "Congorilla" was in part a product of this trip, and was the first movie with sound authentically recorded in Africa.


In 1932 the Johnsons learned to fly at the airfield in Osa's hometown of Chanute. Once they had their pilot's licenses, they purchased two Sikorsky amphibious planes, a S-39-CS "Spirit of Africa" and S-38-BS "Osa's Ark". On their fifth African trip, from 1933 to 1934, the Johnsons flew the length of Africa getting now classic aerial scenes of large herds of elephants, giraffes, and other animals moving across the plains of Africa. They were the first pilots to fly over Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya in Africa and film them from the air. The 1935 feature film "Baboona" was made from this footage.

In late 1934 the Johnsons participated in a promotion for "Baboona." Celebrated WWI "Ace of Aces" Eddie Rickenbacker was enlisted to fly an Eastern Air Lines plane round-trip between Newark and Miami. In the process they set a new speed record and Baboona became the first sound movie to be shown during flight. The movie premiered January 22, 1935 at the Rialto Theatre in New York City.

The Johnsons' final trip together took them to British North Borneo again, from 1935 to 1936. They used their smaller amphibious plane, now renamed "The Spirit of Africa and Borneo", and produced footage for the feature Borneo (1937).

Martin Johnson died in the crash of a Western Air Express Boeing 247 commercial flight near Newhall, California in 1937. Osa was severely injured but recovered. By October 1937, the New York Times was publishing dispatches of Osa's latest trip to Africa, in which she described lifestyles and practices of the Maasai and other tribes. She died in New York City of a heart attack in 1953.
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
City: New York
Year: 1935
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/263 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work in deluxe binding.

Antique volume is bound in three-quarter blue leather over blue cloth, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine. Well-preserved volume has marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with photographic plates.

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 8090

$130

Title: The Life and Labors of David Livingstone, LL. D., D. C. L., Covering His Entire Career in Southern and Central Africa. Carefully Prepared from the Most Authentic Sources, viz.: His Own Two Large Volumes, "South Africa" and "The Zambesi Expedition," "His Last Journals" (Edited by Bruce Waller), the Reports of the London Geographic Society, the Works of His Contemporaries, and Various Other Writings, Bearing upon the Subject, a Thrilling Narrative of the Adventures, Discoveries, Experiences and Achievements of the Greatest Explorer of Modern Times in a Wild and Wonderful Country, including His Early Life, for His Life-Work, a Sketch of Africa as Known before His Going There, the Entire Record of His Heroic Undertakings, Hazards, Hardships, Triumphs, His Discovery by H. M. Stanley, His Lonely Death, Faithful Self-Devotion of His Native Servants, Return of the Remains, Burial, Etc.; Concluding with a Clear and Concise Survey of the Continent Touching Its Agricultural, Commercial and Misionary Promise, the Nile Mystery, Etc. as Gathered from the Works of Livingstone, Baker, Speke, Barth, Schweinfurth, Etc., Etc. The Whole Rendered Clear and Plain by a Most Accurate Map of the Whole Region Explored
Author: J. E. Chambliss
Publisher: Hubbard Bros.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 805 pages plus 9 pages of advertisements
Width: 7" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book is exceptionally well preserved. Profusely illustrated, with intact fold-out color map at rear.

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 8091

$55

Title: A Complete History of the Trial of Guiteau, Assassin of President Garfield, to Which Is Added a Graphic Sketch of His Life as Detailed Expressly for This Work by His Former Wife, Mrs. Dunmire; Also, an Autobiography, as Dictated by Himself since the Shooting. This History of the Trial (In Many Respects, the Most Remarkable of the Present Century), Gives All the Most Important and Interesting Portions of the Testimony, the Startling Interruptions by the Prisoner, Incidents, Arguments of Counsel, Charge by the Judge, Sentence, &c, &c.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: C. J. Hayes, H. G. Hayes
Publisher: Hubbard Bros., Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1882
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 523 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design depicting Guiteau looking out from behind black bars. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, plates and in-text illustrations.

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Lot 8092

$50

Book Details: Ancient and modern ethnology is the theme of this collection of vintage and antiquarian books, which includes volumes on archaeological discoveries about the Babylonians and the Maya, and descriptions of the primitive tribes of the Amazon basin and the Moros in the Philippines. American superstitions are reported in an 1896 publication of the American Folklore Society. Some of these books are signed.

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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 8093

$35

Title: First Annual Report of the Forest Commission of the State of New York, for the Year 1885
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Argus Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 362 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with small white markings to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Well-preserved large folding color map is inserted into pocket at front of volume.

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Lot 8094

$45

Title: The Everglades: River of Grass
Author: Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Publisher: Rinehart & Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1947
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 406 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This is the 33rd volume in the Rivers of America series.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on half title page reads "With best wishes, / Marjory Stoneman Douglas."

Volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. This volume contains textual illustrations by Robert Fink.

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Lot 8095

$130

Title: Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings
Author: Joel Chandler Harris - Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution.

Harris led two significant professional lives. As editor and journalist Joe Harris, he ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize children's literature in the process.


Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1915
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 265 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial designs can also be seen on spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's signature can be seen on front flyleaf, with name stamped on front endpaper. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains plates and in-text illustrations by A. B. Frost.

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Lot 8096

$30

Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century during Which He Flourished
Author: James Boswell - James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck, was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is best known for the biography he wrote of one of his contemporaries, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, which the modern Johnsonian critic Harold Bloom has claimed is the greatest biography written in the English language.

Boswell's surname has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer, especially one who records those observations in print. "In A Scandal in Bohemia," Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes affectionately says of Dr. Watson, who narrates the tales, "I am lost without my Boswell."
Editor: Edmond Malone - Edmond Malone was an Irish Shakespearean scholar and editor of the works of William Shakespeare.

Assured of an income after the death of his father in 1774, Malone was able to give up his law practice for at first political and then more congenial literary pursuits. He went to London, where he frequented literary and artistic circles. He regularly visited Samuel Johnson and was of great assistance to James Boswell in revising and proofreading his Life, four of the later editions of which he annotated. He was friendly with Sir Joshua Reynolds, and sat for a portrait now in the National Portrait Gallery.

He was one of Reynolds' executors, and published a posthumous collection of his works (1798) with a memoir. Horace Walpole, Edmund Burke, George Canning, Oliver Goldsmith, Lord Charlemont, and, at first, George Steevens, were among Malone's friends. Encouraged by Charlemont and Steevens, he devoted himself to the study of Shakespearean chronology, and the results of his "An Attempt to Ascertain the Order in Which the Plays Attributed to Shakspeare Were Written" (1778), which finally made it conceivable to try to patch together a biography of Shakespeare through the plays themselves, are still largely accepted. This was followed in 1780 by two supplementary volumes to Steevens's version of "Dr Johnson's Shakespeare," partly consisting of observations on the history of the Elizabethan stage, and of the text of doubtful plays; and this again, in 1783, by an appendix volume. His refusal to alter some of his notes to Isaac Reed's edition of 1785, which disagreed with Steevens's, resulted in a quarrel with the latter.




Publisher: Charles Ewer and Timothy Bedlington
City: Bellows Falls, Vermont
Year: 1824
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with each volume displaying varying degrees of loss of marbled paper. Leather spines occasionally have small tears and/or wormholes to spine edges. Bindings are firm. All five volumes have had the upper edge of title page excised. Lightly age-toned pages show sporadic light foxing. First volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Samuel Johnson, second and third volumes have intact fold-out facsimiles.

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Lot 8097

$400

Title: My Life on the Plains. Or, Personal Experiences with Indians
Author: George Armstrong Custer - officers were needed, and Custer was called to serve with the Union Army.

Custer developed a strong reputation during the Civil War. He fought in the first major engagement, the First Battle of Bull Run. His association with several important officers helped his career, as did his success as a highly effective cavalry commander. Custer was eventually promoted to the temporary rank (brevet) of major general. (At war's end, he reverted to his permanent rank of captain.) At the conclusion of the Appomattox Campaign, in which he and his troops played a decisive role, Custer was on hand at General Robert E. Lee's surrender.

After the Civil War, Custer was dispatched to the west to fight in the Indian Wars. His disastrous final battle overshadowed his prior achievements. Custer and all the men with him were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, fighting against a coalition of Native American tribes in a battle that has come to be popularly known in American history as "Custer's Last Stand."
Publisher: Sheldon and Company
City: New York
Year: 1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with sunning to spine, cracking to lower portion of front spine edge and loss of material at its ends. Minor loss is also visible at corners. Covers display light soiling. Binding is sound. Strip of white paper bearing previous owner's name in bold black letters appears across front pastedown. Name can also be seen stamped on endpapers and blank preliminary pages. Foxing and/or smudging occur throughout. Water markings can be seen along top edge of preliminary pages. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author and a number of other plates relating to Native American life and culture.

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Lot 8098

$325

Details: This lot consists of the antique stacking barrister bookcase shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece of furniture is made of dark finished oak, with the original hardware and brass trim still present. It has five separate, glass-paneled sections with hinged doors that back at the top of each section. Original stickers of manufacture are present at the rear of all of the shelves. Two read "Globe-Wernicke, Size D - 10 ¼ , Grade 299-1/2," and three are marked, "Globe-Wernicke, size D -12 ¼ , Grade 299-1/2. These shelves are finished with a separate base and top piece, and as a whole measures approximately 76" tall, 34" wide, and 12" deep at the widest point. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.

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Condition / Notes: This item generally shows well, with some age/wear such as some scuffing and scratching to the finished wood. The brass knob on one door is missing.

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Lot 8099

$45

Title: Historical Sketches of the Late War, between the United States and Great Britain; Blended with Anecdotes, Ilustrative of the Individual Bravery of the American Sailors, Soldiers & Citizen; Embellished with Portraits of the Most Distinguished Naval & Military Officers; and Accompanied by Views of Several Sieges & Engagements
Author: John Lewis Thomson
Publisher: Thomas Desilver et al.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1816
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 359 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards and leather backstrip and leather-tipped corners. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and tearing to spine cover. Shaken binding is separating at rear of volume. Pages are foxed and water markings.

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