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Lot 8133

$55

Title: Mein Kampf
Author: Adolf Hitler - Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP), commonly referred to as the Nazi Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler is commonly associated with the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II, and the Holocaust.

A decorated veteran of World War I, Hitler joined the German Workers' Party, precursor of the Nazi Party, in 1919, and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923 he attempted a coup d'état, known as the Beer Hall Putsch, in Munich. The failed coup resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he wrote his memoir, "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle). After his release in 1924, Hitler gained support by promoting Pan-Germanism, antisemitism, and anticommunism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. After his appointment as chancellor in 1933, he transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of Nazism. His avowed aim was to establish a New Order of absolute Nazi German hegemony in continental Europe.

Hitler's foreign and domestic policies had the goal of seizing Lebensraum ("living space") for the Germanic people. He oversaw the rearmament of Germany and the invasion of Poland by the Wehrmacht in September 1939, which led to the outbreak of World War II in Europe. Under Hitler's direction, in 1941 German forces and their European allies occupied most of Europe and North Africa. These gains were gradually reversed after 1941, and in 1945 the Allied armies defeated the German army. Hitler's supremacist and racially motivated policies resulted in the systematic murder of eleven million people, including nearly six million Jews.

In the final days of the war, during the Battle of Berlin in 1945, Hitler married his long-time mistress, Eva Braun. On 30 April 1945—less than two days later—the two committed suicide to avoid capture by the Red Army, and their corpses were burned.
Publisher: Zentralverlag der NSDAP
City: Munich
Year: 1935
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvi/781 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt Nazi emblem to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Rear hinge is cracked. Interior is clean and bright. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the Nazi dictator is detached.

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Lot 8134

$80

Title: Crofutt's New Overland Tourist, and Pacific Coast Guide. Containing a Condensed and Authentic Description of over One Thousand Three Hundred Cities, Towns, Villages, Stations, Government Fort and Camps, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Sulphur, Soda and Hot Springs, Scenery, Watering Places, and Summer Resorts, Where To Look For and Hunt the Buffalo, Antelope, Deer and Other Game; Trout Fishing, Etc. Etc. In Fact, To Tell You What Is Worth Seeing - Where To See It - Where To Go - How To Go - and Whom To Stop with while Passing over the Union, Kansas, Central and Southern Pacific Railroads, Their Branches and Connections, by Rail, Water, and Stage, from Sunrise to Sunset , and Part the Way Back; through Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montanan, Idaho, Nevada, California and Arizona
Author: George A. Crofutt
Publisher: The Overland Publishing Company
City: Omaha, Nebraska
Year: 1880
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 281 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume shows faded blind-stamped purple covers with stamped black lettering and ornamental designs. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with green fold-out plates (occasionally with advertisements on versos), numerous textual illustrations and maps.

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Lot 8135

$35

Book Details: The focus of this collection of antique books is on early American history. Some titles are political, such as "Story of the Constitution," "Formation of the Union," and "Biographical Directory of the American Congress 1774-1927;" and some are biographical, e.g., George Washington and Oliver Wendell Holmes. "Johnson's Wonder-Working Providence 1628-1651" is part of the "Original Narratives of Early American History."

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books 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 8136

$60

Book Details: The histories of Massachusetts towns and church congregations are documented in this group of antiquarian books, specifically Plymouth, Boston, Clinton, and Topsfield. Several titles are devoted Weymouth, with a general history as well as supplementary books on the town's churches, Revolutionary War soldiers, etc. A large volume contains a history of Bristol 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 8137

$45

Details: This collection of antique toys and children's games includes checkers and lotto, a set of "Falcon" Bildmor Blox in their original box, a child's wristwatch, copyright 1952, featuring Lucy from the "Peanuts" comic strip, a painted lead indian, and two metal game pieces or tokens. One is a car from an old Monopoly game, but the origin of the zeppelin is unknown. Or perhaps they are both old Cracker Jack toys. The wooden blocks were made in Jamestown, New York (also famous as the birthplace of Lucille Ball).

The checkers and lotto game have been kept in an old wooden cigar box from Ithaca, NY.

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Condition / Notes: The cardboard lid of the wooden box holding the building blocks is in rough shape. The lead indian is in good condition with minimal paint loss. The wind-up wristwatch does not work.

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Lot 8138

$50

Details: There are nine albums filled with various First Day Covers in this lot, and a large bundle of unused postal stationery, some of also bearing a cancellation on the first day of issue. These albums are largely sorted by year. These include an album of ordinary used FDCs from the 1970s; and albums of metallic FDCs from 1971, 1972, and 1973. However, while the envelopes are present, all of the medallions are missing.

Also Included is a colorful, 1985 album of 48 FDCs with pictures of "Epic Events in American History," with art by Mort Kunstler and an introduction from the respected historian Henry Steele Commager.

A chronologically mixed album contains FDCS from 1959 through 1985. Pristine, unused FDCs populate albums from the years 2006, 2007, and 2009. The 2007 album contains the different Stars Wars commemorative FDCs, and also ones celebrating classic comic books.

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

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Lot 8139

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the antique magazine compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This volume of "Peterson's Magazine" contains issues from January to December, 1852. This work is well illustrated, with a number of color fashion plates, as well as in-text and full-page b&w illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with bright stamped gilt lettering and designs. Book is disbound. Text block is intact. Gilt-edged pages display sporadic light foxing.

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Lot 8140

$80

Title: Rainbow Bridge: Circling Navajo Mountain and Explorations in the "Bad Lands" of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona
Author: Charles L. Bernheimer
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1924
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/182 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To my friend Colby Davies Esq. / with warmest regards / Charles L. Bernheimer / New York / July 22nd 1925."

Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with discoloration to spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Interior displays occasional light marginal foxing. Book is illustrated with photographic plates.

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Lot 8141

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of The Gardeners' Magazine of Botany shown in the corresponding image(s). This antique compilation contains issues from July to December, 1850. Book is illustrated with numerous hand-colored lithograph plates of flowers and fruits and many wood engravings.

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

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Lot 8142

$25

Title: The Quaker Soldier; or, the British in Philadelphia. A Romance of the Revolution
Author: J. Richter Jones
Publisher: T. B. Peterson & Brothers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1866
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 569 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Title and author's name also appear stamped in gilt in upper right corner of front cover. Front hinge is cracked. Interior is clean and bright.

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Lot 8143

$80

Title: Lives of the Presidents of the United States; with Biographical Notices of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence; Sketches of the Most Remarkable Events in the History of the Country, from Its Discovery to the Present Time; and a General View of Its Present Condition. Embellished with a Portrait of Each of the Presidents and Forty-Five Engravings
Author: Robert W. Lincoln
Publisher: A. K. White, & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1833
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/500 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering and decorative design to spine and borders of covers. Book shows external wear, with chipping to spine and minor loss at edges and corners. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. Title page has closed tear to lower left corner. Foxing and (faint) marginal staining can be seen throughout.

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Lot 8144

$40

Book Details: These antiquarian book on New York state history include a first edition of Herbert Asbury's classic "Gangs of New York;" a biography of Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycroft workshop; "Saranac," a lovely half-leather novel about Lake Champlain; a signed memoir about Vassar College and poems from Hamilton College; and a history of the town of Kirkland.

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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 8145

$25

Title: Gleanings for the Memory
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Kimber, Conrad, & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1808
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 114 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to covers. Minor loss can be seen at edges and corners. Previous owner's name appears on front pastedown and at top margin of title page. Faint water markings can be seen on front pastedown (front flyleaf appears to have been excised) and on rear endpaper. Edges of title page are darkened. Pages display foxing throughout.

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Lot 8146

$70

Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings are “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and its sequel “Through the Looking-Glass”, as well as the poems “The Hunting of the Snark” and “Jabberwocky. He is noted for his facility at word play, logic, and fantasy.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 240 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering. Color pastedown appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling and moisture markings to covers. Binding is sound. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Interior has occasional faint smudgings. This work contains illustrations by Gertrude A. Kay with the original drawings by John Tenniel. All called-for color plates are present.

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Lot 8147

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on Civil War history and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Noble and the Defiant" (Carlton Press, 1971) signed by author Mark B. Hester, "The Great Conspiracy: Its Origin and History" (A. R. Hart & Co., Publishers, 1886) by John A. Logan, and "Rebels of the New South" (Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1905) by Walter Marion Raymond.

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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 8148

$110

Details: There are five antique, mid-19th century official military documents in this ephemera lot, of which four date from the Civil War. Three are records of stores or ammunition used. One is from a regiment of New York State Volunteers, dated second quarter of 1863 and signed by Lt. R.B. Hathaway, notes the expenditure of cartridges and percussion caps at the Battle of Chancellorsville. another is dated October 17, 1864, and tersely attests to the receipt of equipment at Providence, RI, by Brigadier General Dewitt Remington. The last one is dated July 1865 and signed by Capt. John Hynes, and itemizes the distribution of clothing, blankets, and other goods near Alexandria, VA .

Also included in this collection is the muster-in roll of Second Lt. Robert B. Hathaway of the 102nd NYS Volunteers, commanded by Col. James C. Lane, dated March 28th, 1863.

The last document predates the Civil War, and records the troop strength and disposition at Fort Constitution in Portsmouth, NH in August, 1849, commanded by Lt. Col. R.D.A. Wade of the Third Artillery. This record notes transfers of officers, the hiring of a physician, an inspection of the post, grants of leave, etc.

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Condition / Notes: These documents are in generally good condition.

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Lot 8149

$55

Title: The Martyrs, or a History of Persecution, from the Commencement of Christianity to the Present Time: Including an Account of the Trials, Tortures, and Triumphant Deaths of Many Who Have Sufferred Martyrdom. Compiled from the Works of Fox and Others
Author: Martin Ruter -
Rev. Martin Henry Ruter, D.D. was a prominent Methodist minister, missionary and educator of the early 19th century.

The son of a blacksmith, Ruter was born in Massachusetts but moved with his family to Vermont at an early age. Largely self-educated, he read English literature and taught himself Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and French. After being called into the ministry, he joined the New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1801 and received his elder’s orders from Bishop Francis Asbury in 1805.
Publisher: Hubbard, Edmands & Co.
City: Indianapolis
Year: 1834
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 561 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full-leather with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine. Book shows cracking along front spine edge and minor wear at edges. Front hinge is cracked. Small stain is visible at lower margin of preliminary pages, including frontispiece and title page. Age-toned pages display sporadic foxing and occasional marginal staining. This work is illustrated with numerous engravings depicting a variety of torture devices in use.

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Lot 8150

$35

Title: Old Time Notes of Pennsylvania: A Connected and Chronological Record of the Commercial, Industrial and Educational Advancement of Pennsylvania, and the Inner History of All Political Movements since the Adoption of the Constitution of 1838,,,
Author: A K. McClure
Publisher: The John C. Winston Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1905
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce autograph edition of this work. This is number 43 of 1000. Author's signature appears on limitation page at front of first volume.

Attractive antique set is bound in dark green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Embossed gilt and red crest can be seen on front covers. Covers of first volume display faint markings along edges. Firmly-bound volumes are otherwise in excellent condition. This work is illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded plates.

Books are preserved in green cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Covers display small white markings. Scuffing can be seen at top margin of front panel of second volume.

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Lot 8151

$45

Book Details: This assortment of vintage and antique American history includes original source material, such as a very early account of the settling of New England, "Johnson's Wonder-Working Providence 1628-1651; and a genealogy of the Haines family going back to 1314. Other interesting items include a signed, limited edition, hand-drawn history of Hockessin, DE; Theodore Dreiser's "A Hoosier Holiday," and a biography of William Gilpin (1815-1894), who was a prime mover in the exploration and settlement of the West. 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 8152

$50

Book Details: This highly entertaining collection of antiquarian American travelogues acknowledges Mark Twain with "The Tramp at Home" (1889), which contains chapters on such irresistible subjects as opium dens, Shaker worship, and "hula-hula" girls. "Father Takes Us to Boston" is somewhat more sedate. "Crest of the Continent" is a beautifully decorative Victorian trip to the Rockies, and "Over the Range" goes all the way to the Golden Gate. The Native American indians of the Northwest are the subject of "The Canoe and the Saddle," which contains many colored illustrations. Counter-intuitively, "A Florida Sketchbook" has no pictures.

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


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Lot 8153

$35

Details: There are about 500 glassine envelopes filled with American postage stamps in this lot, divided among four archival storage boxes. Each envelope is labeled with identifying numbers and brief description. Stamps are both used and unused, some in strips, but most single stamps. The stamps date from the mid- to late 20th century.

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Condition / Notes: These stamps are all in good to excellent condition.

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Lot 8154

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on Ithaca and upstate New York shown in the corresponding image(s). There are several author-signed titles in this collection, including Zelle Middaugh Pritchard's "Ellis Hollow Lore: Pioneer Days, Yesteryear, Today" (DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins County, Inc., 1962), Henry W. Clune's "I Always Liked it Here: Reminiscences of a Rochesterian" (Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries, 1983) and a first printing of Philip Dorf's "The Builder: A Biography of Ezra Cornell" (The Macmillan Company, 1952, 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 8155

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of Meehans' Monthly shown in the corresponding image(s). This compilation contains volumes 10-12 of the antique horticultural magazine, corresponding to the years 1900-1902. This book is illustrated with colored lithographs by L. Prang & Co. and numerous copper and wood engravings. Texts appear in double columns.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with black leather spine and leather tips at corners. Ex-library book shows external wear, with scraping at head of spine. 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 and pencil annotations can be seen on title page. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Color botanical plates are well preserved.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 8156

$25

Title: Nineteen Fourteen
Author: Wilmer Siter Kirk
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: Unknown
Year: 1935
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 137 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on front pastedown reads "To / Col. Frank K. Hyatt / Thine Truly / Wilmer S. Kirk. / The man / Who attended church with / Dolly Dyer / 1935."

Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition.

Intact dust jacket shows wear, with light soiling and small tears. A small amount of taping can be seen on verso of jacket.

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Lot 8157

$45

Details: This large philatelic lot contains hundreds of loose, vintage foreign and domestic stamps, as well as hundreds of old, used postcards and covers (envelopes) from the 1930s and 1940s.

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Condition / Notes: These items are all in good or very good condition.

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Lot 8158

$150

Title: Manual of Bayonet Exercise: Prepared for the Use of the Army of the United States
Author: George B. McClellan - George Brinton McClellan was a major general during the American Civil War and the Democratic presidential nominee in 1864. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. Early in the war, McClellan played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. Although McClellan was meticulous in his planning and preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment. He chronically overestimated the strength of enemy units and was reluctant to apply principles of mass, frequently leaving large portions of his army unengaged at decisive points.
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 106 pages plus 24 plates
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
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 firm. Pencil annotation on front flyleaf reads "Capt. Hank Davies / 16th Inf. U.S.A." Pages display foxing, with greater concentration appearing on plates.

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Lot 8159

$55

Book Details: Most of the books in this group of hardcover collectible vintage and antique literature are signed. Among them are "Life with Father," by Clarence Day; "Copper Beeches," by Arthur H. Lewis; "The Lost Adventurer," by Walter Gilkyson; "The Gray Beginning," by Edward Shenton; "Mars' Butterfly," by Henry Pleasants, Jr.; "Sawdust in Your Eyes," by W.E. Blackhurst'; and "Another Place, Another Spring," by Adrienne Jones. Also included is "St. Mawr" by D.H. Lawrence.

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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 8160

$120

Book Details: Interesting and attractive books populate this lot of collectible vintage and antiquarian literature. Included is a first edition of "The Clansman," by Thomas Dixon, Jr., which inspired D.W. Griffith's ground-breaking (and notorious) film, "Birth of a Nation." Also included is a handsome, privately printed limited edition of Theophile Gautier's "Mademoiselle de Maupin," with twelve color plates by Clara Tice. Another handsome book contains stories by Edgar Allen Poe, with illustrations by Harry Clarke.

Three works of popular, sensational fiction are also included.

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Lot 8161

$25

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian children's books is about evenly divided between stories intended specifically for boys or for girls. Horatio Alger novels dominate the first category; and other series, such as ones about the Brownie Girl Scouts or the Graper Girls, fill the second. Stand-alone volumes include "Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with the Circus," and the authors Robert Louis Stevenson, Albert Bigelow Paine, and G.A. Henty.

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Lot 8162

$45

Title: The Monumental Brasses of England: A Series of Engravings upon Wood, from Every Variety of These Interesting and Valuable Memorials, Accompanied with Brief Descriptive Notices
Author: Charles Boutell - The Reverend Charles Boutell was a Norfolk archaeologist, antiquary and clergyman, publishing books on brasses, arms and armour and heraldry, often illustrated by his own drawings.

Publisher: George Bell
City: London
Year: 1849
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/53 pages plus indexes and plates
Width: 12.25" Height: 18.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in half leather with raised bands and gilt embossing. Book shows mild external age/wear, with bumped corners and rubbing to covers. Binding has separated at half title page. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages show foxing throughout. The work is illustrated with many engraved plates by R. B. Utting. These plates depict brasses and slabs of medieval England, as well as costumes and armor of the period. The work contains both a classified list of brasses, chronologically arranged, and a topographical list of brasses.

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Lot 8163

$70

Title: A Call to Service
Author: John Kerry - John Forbes Kerry is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1985 to 2013, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Kerry was the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party in the 2004 Presidential Election, who lost to incumbent President George W. Bush.

The son of an Army Air Corps veteran, Kerry was born in Aurora, Colorado. He attended boarding school in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and went on to graduate from Yale University class of 1966, where he majored in political science and became a member of the influential Skull and Bones secret society. He enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1966, and during 1968–1969 served an abbreviated four-month tour of duty in South Vietnam as officer-in-charge (OIC) of a Swift Boat. For that service, he was awarded combat medals that include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts. Securing an early return to the United States, Kerry joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War in which he served as a nationally recognized spokesman and as an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War. He appeared before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs where he deemed United States war policy in Vietnam to be the cause of "war crimes."

After receiving his J.D. from Boston College Law School, Kerry worked as an Assistant District Attorney and co-founded a private firm. He served as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts under Michael Dukakis from 1983 to 1985, where he worked on an early forerunner to the national Clean Air Act. He won a tight Democratic primary in 1984 for the U.S. Senate and was sworn in the following January. On the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he led a series of hearings from 1987 to 1989 which were a precursor to the Iran–Contra affair. He was an early backer of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but became a strong opponent of the subsequent war.

Kerry based his 2004 presidential campaign on opposition to the Iraq War. He and his running mate Senator John Edwards lost the race, finishing 35 electoral votes behind the Republican ticket headed by President George W. Bush (just 19 short of the 270 required for election). Subsequently he established the Keeping America's Promise PAC. Kerry became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2009, and in 2011 he was appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Having been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and then confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 94–3 on January 29, 2013, Kerry assumed the office on February 1, 2013.
Publisher: The Easton Press
City: Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: 2003
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/202 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is a scarce, signed limited first edition. In this book, Kerry "...presents his vision for America. Combining autobiography with policy, the Senator explains his views on international affairs, the economy, environmental and social issues, and national security." Kerry's signature appears on the limitation page, which denotes that this volume is number 249 of 1,550.

Volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, bright stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright, gilt-edged pages.

This volume comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Easton Press.





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Lot 8164

$25

Book Details: This large collection of vintage and antiquarian history books largely concerns Great Britain. Biographies are plentiful, and include the lives of William Pitt the Elder, Queen Anne, Lucius Cary (Viscount Falkland), and three comprehensive volumes on William Gladstone. Regions of England are explored, including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Devon, and Sussex. Three volumes of L.H. Gipson's thorough history of the British Empire before the American Revolution are also included.

A small minority of volumes explore aspects of German history, including a biography of Paul von Hindenburg and a exploration of Germany's foreign policy in the years 1890-1912.

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Lot 8165

$35

Book Details: Two of the books in this collection of antique, decorative theology are signed. One is a little biography of St. Francis by Laurence Housman (brother to the poet A.E. Housman), and the other is the autobiography of John J. Cornell (b. 1826), "containing an account of his religious experiences and travels in the ministry." Approaching the sensational is "Tell It All: A Woman's Life in [Mormon] Polygamy," by Mrs. T.B.H. Stenhouse, with an introduction by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Memoir and the narration of one's spiritual journey is a major theme of this collection, which also includes the autobiography of Stephen Collins, M.D.

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