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Lot 8100

$15

Title: Lee in the Mountains and Other Poems, Including The Tall Men
Author: Donald Davidson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1938
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/137 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this poetry collection. Inscription on half title page reads "For Will F. Orr, Jr. / Donald Davidson / December, 1938."

Volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt and black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright.

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 8101

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of first printings of works by Samuel Beckett shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "No's Knife: Collected Shorter Prose, 1945-1966" (Calder and Boyars, 1967, dust jacket) and "From an Abandoned Work" (Faber and Faber, 1958, in wrappers)

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Condition / Notes: These books may show light external wear. Interiors are clean and bright. Dust jackets may display light shelfwear.

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Lot 8102

$100

Book Details: This collection of antique theology includes several leather-bound volumes, and a large, rebound, 1831 Bible with genealogical information on the Smedley and Pennell families. Volume II of Lamartine's "Pilgrimage to the Holy Land" is included, as is Volume I of an 1807 Bible dictionary with a fold-out map. Most interesting is the 1816 book "The Pantheon, Representing the Fabulous Histories of the Heathen Gods and Illustrious Heroes." This book of mythology has some delightful illustrations.

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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 8103

$45

Details: Postal stationery and sheets of mint, cancelled First Day of Issue stamps constitute this philatelic lot. These items are still in their original glassine envelopes or cellophane packaging. Much of this material is of recent issue, but some is from the 1950s-1980s.

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Condition / Notes: These items are all in excellent or very good condition, with much of it in mint condition.

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Lot 8104

$60

Title: The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska: Handbook for Travellers
Author: Karl Baedeker - Karl Baedeker was a German publisher whose company Baedeker set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists.

Publisher: Karl Baedeker, Publisher
City: Leipzig
Year: 1900
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: lxii/268 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is blind-stamped red leatherette with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with chipping at ends of spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and address appear in pencil on blank preliminary page. Pages display occasional marginalia. Illustrated with double-page and fold-out color maps.

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Lot 8105

$35

Title: History of the Wheel and Alliance, and the Impending Revolution
Author: W. Scott Morgan
Publisher: Self-published
City: Hardky, Arkansas
Year: 1889
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/2-776 plus 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: History and platform of the Agricultural Wheel, a cooperative alliance of farmers in the United States that sprung up almost spontaneously in 1882. The Agricultural Wheel, like other farm protest organizations--the Southern Farmers' Alliance, the Louisiana Farmers' Union and the Brothers of Freedom--the Agricultural Wheel had been formed to correct the injustices and oppressions done to the small farmers of the United States by merchants, grain elevators and the railroads
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with chipping at ends of spine and light soiling to covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Mild spotting/soiling can be seen on edges. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of author and in-text portraits.

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Lot 8106

$35

Title: The Crimes of Germany: Being an Illustrated Synopsis of the Violations of International Law and of Humanity by the Armed Forces of the German Empire. Based on the Official Enquiries of Great Britain, France, Russia and Belgium
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: American Defense Society, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1918
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/188 pages plus illustrations
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This scarce first American edition of this World War I publication contains a preface by Sir Theodore A. Cook.

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with illustrated brown paper pastedown to front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with photographic plates and numerous propagandistic cartoon illustrations. Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 8107

$45

Book Details: The volumes in this collection of vintage and antique natural history books are quite beautiful. The enjoyment of nature -- hiking through forest and wilderness, observing animals -- is the main theme. Included are books on Crater Lake and the animals of the Canadian Rockies. Authors include Wendell and Lucie Chapman, Stewart Edward White, Dan MacCowan, Charles C. Abbott, William J. Long, and Charles G.D. Roberts.

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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 8108

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the antique volume of Meehans' Monthly shown in the corresponding image(s). This is volume 5 of this horticultural magazine, corresponding to the year 1895. 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. Front hinge is cracked. 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.

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Lot 8109

$25

Title: Reminiscences and Walpoliana
Author: Horace Walpole - Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, south-west London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors, and for his Gothic novel, "The Castle of Otranto." Along with the book, his literary reputation rests on his Letters, which are of significant social and political interest. He was the son of Sir Robert Walpole, and cousin of the 1st Viscount Nelson.





Publisher: Wells and Lilly
City: Boston
Year: 1820
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 224 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.25"
Book Details: Full title of first part of this compilation is "Reminiscences: Written in 1788, for the Amusement of Miss Mary and Miss Agnes B***y."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at head and foot of spine, narrow cracking along front spine edge and minor chipping to covers. Front board is loose. Text block is intact. Previous owner's inscription, with date of April 1823, appears on front flyleaf. Pages display light foxing.

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Lot 8110

$400

Details: This lot includes the antique newspaper issues shown in the corresponding image(s). These bound issues of the London daily The Sun date from January 2 to December 31, 1810. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in late Georgian England, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events from the ongoing Napoleonic Wars. It was also in this year that King George III is recognized as insane.

These papers contain official notifications, items relating to the British monarch and family, reports on domestic and foreign politics and commerce, as well as on legal and military matters. There are in addition notices on such things as estate sales, recent and forthcoming book publications, advertisements, fashion, theater and opera reviews.
Condition / Notes: Folio volume, measuring approximately 13.5" x 20.25", lacks front and rear covers. First and last issues are detached show substantial wear, with tears, creasing and soiling. Smaller tears and corresponding minor loss of content may occur elsewhere. The vast majority of these newspapers are intact and well preserved.

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Lot 8111

$40

Details: This elegant, porcelain Art Nouveau ewer is 5.5" tall and 4.75" in diameter. It has been hand-painted with purple pansies and green foliage, accented with raised gold outlines. The glaze has a satiny, lustrous but diffuse gloss. A row of crenelated ridges, like the edge of stiff, Elizabethan ruff, girdles the bottom of the pitcher. Its ornate, dark green handle is as unusual as the piece's overall shape. There is no hallmark on the bottom, only the numbers 099. It looks like it might be Bohemian or Austrian, and is reminiscent of early 20th century porcelain by the firm of Robert Hanke.

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Condition / Notes: The glaze on this ewer shows overall crazing, which may be intentional. Otherwise it is in very good condition with no damage.

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Lot 8112

$80

Title: The Glory of the Shia World: The Tale of a Pilgrimage. Translated and Edited from a Persian Manuscript
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Khan Bahadur Ahmad Din Khan, P. M. Sykes
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
City: London
Year: 1910
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/279 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been re-cased with original front and rear board cloths. Gilt vignette on front board depicting mosque appears on front cover. Spine has bright stamped gilt lettering. Binding is tight. Book has new endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece and plates, as well as b&w photographic plates and a number of 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 8113

$25

Title: The Story of My Life
Author: Clarence Darrow
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1932
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/495 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this autobiography by Clarence Darrow., with "A" and publisher's seal on copyright page.

Antique volume is bound in dark gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and light foxing can be seen on front endpaper. Pages display occasional light penciling to margins. Illustrated with photographic plates.



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Lot 8114

$90

Title: Travels through Spain and Part of Portugal, with Commercial, Statistical, and Geographical Details
Author: G. D. Whittington
Publisher: White, Burditt, and Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1808
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 261 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows wear, with rubbing to covers and cracking along rear edge. Minor loss is also visible at corners. Antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Annotations in pencil are visible on front endpaper. Fold-out frontispiece displays small tears along folds. Pages are foxed throughout.

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Lot 8115

$150

Book Details: This group of collectible antiquarian books concerns the history and agriculture of New York state. Particular focus is given to the grapes of New York, and three vegetable crops: sweet corn, peas, the curcurbit family (squashes, melons, gourds, cucumbers) and beans. One volume is a study of the tortricidae moth, a pest fond of apples. Also included is the 1909 yearbook for the NYS Department of Agriculture, and a history of the state's Ontario County.

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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 8116

$10

Title: The Rahnghild Edition of Venus in Furs
Author: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch - Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch was an Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term masochism is derived from his name.

During his lifetime, Sacher-Masoch was well known as a man of letters, a utopian thinker who espoused socialist and humanist ideals in his fiction and non-fiction. Most of his works remain untranslated into English. The novel "Venus in Furs" is his only book commonly available in English.
Publisher: Nesor Publishing Co.
City: Unknown
Year: circa 1945
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 240 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in light brown cloth with printed paper spine label. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates by Rahnghild (Leo Liberthson).

Blue dust jacket displays significant loss of material and taping to spine. Jacket is preserved in mylar.

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Lot 8117

$35

Title: Malone Dies
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 and Boyars
City: London
Year: 1968
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is tight. Stamps can be seen on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket displays light soiling.

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Lot 8118

$35

Book Details: The subject of this collection of decorative antiquarian history books is France. It includes volumes on the French Revolution of 1793 and Lamartine's complete study of the Revolution of 1848; travelogues about Paris, the cathedrals of northern France, the Corniche Road of the Riviera, and Hillaire Belloc's biography of Napoleon.

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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 8119

$35

Details: There are seven albums containing First Day Covers in this lot. Two from the Postal Commemorative Society contain FDCs from the 1960s and 1970s. These covers have been used. One, from the First Day Cover Society, contains colorful, unused FDCs from the 1970s and 1980s. Another album contains 16 FDCs from the 1950s (some used, some unused), and a very thick album contains FDCs from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s -- all of which have large, unused ilk cachets. A more recent album contains unused FDCs from 2006. The lot is completed by two dozen unused FDCs from Canada, circa 1983.

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Condition / Notes: These First Day Covers are in excellent condition, carefully curated in adjustable notebooks with plastic sleeves.

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Lot 8120

$70

Book Details: This assortment of collectible history includes vintage and antique literary history, as well as personal accounts from two justly celebrated war heroes. One of these is a signed autobiography of World War I ace and World War II hero, Eddie Rickenbacker, who later went on to General Motors and to head Eastern Airlines. "The Mountains Wait," is the story of the Norwegian resistance during WWII, written by one of its leaders, Theodore Broch. This volume is illustrated by Rockwell Kent. "The Collected Letters of William Thackeray" is beautifully bound in leather. Two Wallace Nutting volumes, one on New York and the other on Massachusetts, complete 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 8121

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

- The Sun: Ruler, Fire, Light, and Life of the Planetary System by Richard A. Proctor - Dated 1876 by Logmans, Green, and Co.Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with light soiling, and staining to spine and front cover. Binding is firm. Book is profusely illustrated.
- American Hero-Myths: A Study in the Native Religions of the Western Continent by Daniel G. Brinton - Dated 1882 by H. C. Watts & Co. - First EditionAntique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is detaching at title page. Lightly age-toned pages display occasional marginalia.
- La case du Pere Tom ou vie des negres en Amerique by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Dated circa 1853 by Gustave Barba, Libraire-EditeurAntique volume is bound in quarter leather over marbled boards. Book shows mild external wear. Pages display scattered light foxing.


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Lot 8122

$55

Details: This collection of First Day Covers and special issue portfolios includes a large group of "Historic Stamps of America" covers with cachets that feature real postage stamps preserved in plastic pockets on the front of the envelopes. These date from the 1970s, and are curated in individual plastic sleeves six to a page. Each cover comes with explanatory historical information on the event each stamp commemorates.

Also included are loose packets or groups of FDCs from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

An added bonus are two portfolios of handsome British FDCs, from the 1982 "Sovereigns of the Sea" series; portfolios of FDCs from the 1981 Knoxville World's Fair, and an FDC portfolio from the inauguration of President Jimmy Carter.

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Condition / Notes: These FDCs and special cachet covers are all in very good or excellent condition.

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Lot 8123

$30

Title: The Huguenots and the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
Author: Henry B. Baird
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Neatly written inscription on front flyleaf of first volume reads "Mis M. D. Halsted, / with the kind regards of / Henry M. Baird / September 21, 1895."

Antique set is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Previous owners' names appear under author's inscription. Previous owner's signature can also be seen at top left corner of front pastedown of second volume. Lightly age-toned pages with gilt top edges are clean and without markings. First volume has intact frontispiece map of France; second volume has tissue-guarded frontispiece entitled "Medal Struck at Rome To Commemorate the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes,"

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Lot 8124

$80

Title: A Brief Sketch of the First Settlement of Deerfield Mass. Together with a Few of the Events Which Took Place There in Early Times. By One of the Descendants of the First Settlers of the Town
Author: Elihu Hoyt
Publisher: John P. Fogg Printer
City: Greenfield, Massachusetts
Year: 1833
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 48 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique small-format volume is bound in three quarter leather over light brown cloth. Spine has raised bands and stamped gilt lettering with decorative designs. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Title page displays light soiling. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 8125

$120

Title: La vie du bienheureux Gregoire Lopez ecrite par Francois Losa Cure de l'Eglise Cathedrale de la Ville de Mexico dans la nouvelle Espagne. De la Traduction de Mr. Arnauld D'Andilly sur l'Exemplaire imprime a Madrid en 1658
Author: Francisco Loza
Publisher: Pierre Le Petit, Imprimeur & Libraire ordinaire du Roy
City: Paris
Year: 1674
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 420 pages
Width: 4" Height: 7"
Book Details: This is a translation into French of a biography originally published in Spanish. Gregorio Lopez was a wandering hermit who lived in 17th-century New Spain (colonial Mexico).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering/decoration to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to covers and stain to upper fore edge of front cover. Binding is sound. Pages with speckled edges are clean and bright.

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Lot 8126

$40

Book Details: This history of specific towns in Massachusetts are documented in this collection of antiquarian books. Focus is on Gardner, Agawam, and Bradford. Several of the books recount the histories of church congregations in those locations.

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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 8127

$60

Title: Business & Slavery: The New York Merchants & the Irrepressible Conflict
Author: Philip S. Foner - Philip Sheldon Foner was an American Marxist labor historian and teacher. Foner was a prolific author and editor of more than 100 books, and wrote extensively on what were at the time academically unpopular themes, such as the role of radicals, blacks, and women in American history. In 1941, Foner became a public figure when he was stripped of his teaching position at City College of New York over his political views. Foner is best remembered for his massive 10-volume "History of the Labor Movement in the United States," published between 1947 and 1994, and for the 5-volume collection "The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass."
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
City: Chapel Hill
Year: 1941
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/356 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of the author's doctoral dissertation. Inscription on front flyleaf reads " To Mac / colleague and friend / Phil / March 1941."

Volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Edges and endpapers display foxing. Pages are clean and bright.

Intact dust jacket shows shelfwear.

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Lot 8128

$80

Details: This is an antique, hand-tinted lithograph of a mid-19th century photograph. It shows a very young man -- a teenager, really -- dressed in a simple blue, unornamented uniform. Perhaps he is a new recruit in one of the Union armies of the Civil War. He appears to be wearing two pistols backward in their holsters, with the butts showing.

The picture is held in wooden oval frame, which has been painted black with gold trim. The glass is curved. Its outside measurements are 23" x 17".

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Condition / Notes: Please note there is some loss of paint around the perimeter of this oval picture.

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Lot 8129

$35

Book Details: Adirondack history is the theme of this collection of relatively recent, mostly paper-bound 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 Edwards township and Big Moose Lake. Photography is a secondary theme, with several books devoted to the photographs of Seneca Ray Stoddard, Henry H. Beach, and others who documented the lavish resort hotels of the area.

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Condition / Notes: These books are all in good, very good, or excellent condition. "Resort Hotels of the Adirondacks" is a new book still in its shrink-wrap.


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Lot 8130

$40

Title: The Planetary and Stellar Worlds: A Popular Exposition of the Great Discoveries and Theories of Modern Astronomy. In a Series of Ten Lectures
Author: Ormsby M. Mitchel - Ormsby MacKnight (or McKnight) Mitchel was an American astronomer and major general in the American Civil War.

A multi-talented man, he was also an attorney, surveyor, professor, and publisher. He is notable for publishing the first magazine in the United States devoted to astronomy. Known in the Union Army as "Old Stars", he is best known for ordering the raid that became famous as the Great Locomotive Chase during the American Civil War.

The U.S. communities of Mitchell, Indiana, Mitchelville, South Carolina, and Fort Mitchell, Kentucky were named for him, as was an impact crater on the planet of Mars.
Publisher: Oakley, Mason and Co.
City: New York
Year: 1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 336 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine. Book shows lexternal wear, with darkening to spine and small stain to fore edge of front cover. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 8131

$70

Book Details: Celebrated naturalists are featured in this group of books on natural history and the appreciation of nature. Thomas Say is perhaps the earliest one, and his biography here was written by Harry B. Weiss and Grace M. Ziegler. Although he was more of an enthusiast than a scientist, Thoreau's "Walden" is also included. Wendell and Lucie Chapman contributed "Wilderness Wanderers." A collection of essays by the 19th century English naturalist Richard Jefferies is also included.

"Rainfall of the Pacific Slope" is purely factual, while the highly decorative and generously illustrated "Scripture Natural History" is more fanciful.

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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 8132

$90

Book Details: Western Americana is the theme of this collection of antiquarian books, which features a booklet of photos of Yosemite National Park by Ansel Adams. Older, decorative books include "California and Alaska," "The Land of the Pueblos," "Lights and Shadows of Yosemite," and "Arizona Sketches," by J.A. Munk. This group contains interesting material on Native American Indians of both California and the Southwest.

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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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