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Lot 8166

$250

Title: H. L. Mencken
Author: Ernest Boyd
Publisher: Robert M. McBride & Company
City: New York
Year: 1925
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 89 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this biography dated 1925 and inscribed to Joseph Hergesheimer by H. L. Mencken on front flyleaf. Inscription reads "Joseph Hergesheimer (underlined) / as ever / 1925 Mencken (underlined)."

Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with white markings to front cover and faded lettering to spine. Binding is firm. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Mencken.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 8167

$475

Details: This collection of 19th century sheet music was privately bound into two large, handsome volumes for its owner. One volume is filled with popular songs, many performed by minstrel shows, such as the Christy Minstrels or the Ethiopian Minstrels. The Civil War looms in other songs, such as "The Soldier's Farewell," or "Where are the Friends of My Youth?" "Eliza's Flight" reflects the cultural ubiquity of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

The second volume is a compilation of marches and dance music, with titles like "The Herculean Quick-Step," "The Allegheny Valley Railroad March," and "The Last Waltz of a Lunatic."

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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 8168

$20

Title: Innocence Abroad
Author: Emily Clark - Emily Tapscott Clark was a writer and the founding editor of The Reviewer, a Richmond-based literary magazine that helped spark the Southern Literary Renaissance—a movement in southern letters that turned away from glorifying the Old South in sentimental narratives (by such writers as Thomas Nelson Page) and instead moved toward writing about themes of race, gender, identity, and the burden of history in the South. While Clark caused some uproar in Richmond society with the publication of "Stuffed Peacocks "(1927), a set of thirteen satirical character sketches with a biting introduction about the city of Richmond itself, she is known primarily for her contributions to and nurturing of the evolution of southern literature in the 1920s and 1930s.

(courtesy of http://encyclopediavirginia.org)

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 270 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For Joseph Hergesheimer - this / incredible story which he already / knows, and of which he is so / vital a chapter - from / Emily Clark. March 1931."

Antique volume is bound in green cloth with black lettering to spine. Decorative designs in black appear on spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with spine discoloration and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with photographic portraits of such figures of American literature and culture as Joseph Hergesheimer, H. L. Mencken, Carl Van Vechten, Elinor Wylie, Julia Peterkin, Dubose Heyward, Paul Green, and Gerald W. Johnson.

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Lot 8169

$110

Title: Life of Franklin Pierce
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne - Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne) was an American novelist and short story writer.

He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled "Fanshawe," in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as "Twice-Told Tales." The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody. He worked at a Custom House and joined Brook Farm, a transcendentalist community, before marrying Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord. "The Scarlet Letter" was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before their return to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, and was survived by his wife and their three children.

Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce.
Publisher: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 144 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is string bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows external wear, with loss of lower portion of rear cover, chipping along fore edge of front cover, soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Mildly age-toned pages have stain at fore edge, with marginal staining and light foxing. Book is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait.

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Lot 8170

$50

Book Details: This collection of books on the War Between the States is anchored by the comprehensive "Photographic History of the Civil War," reprinted with an introduction by noted historian Henry Steele Commager and protected by a slip-case. Other titles in this group include the personal memoirs, "My Days and Nights on the Battlefield" and "The Secret Service: The Field, The Dungeon, and the Escape." More scholarly works are a biography of the very important Pennsylvania Congressman Thaddeus Stevens (signed by its author, Alphonse B. Miller), and one of Colonel George B. Sanford, "Fighting Rebels and Redskins." Stephen Vincent Benet's epic poem, "John Brown's Body" completes the lot.

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


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Lot 8171

$70

Book Details: This collection of author-signed American history includes works on Lewis & Clark, the Potomac River, and the state of New Hampshire. There are biographies of James Bowen Everhart, mid-19th century Congressman from Pennsylvania; a notable couple, Mariam and Ward Canaday; and Francis Lieber, a jurist and political philosopher who, during the Civil War, drew up one of the first codes of conduct for troops during wartime. "Crowded Hours" is the memoir of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of the first President Roosevelt, wife of an influential Speaker of the House, and famous Washington hostess, gossip, and raconteur. All 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 8172

$55

Book Details: This is a very pretty group of decorative antiquarian poetry. Two volumes are given to John Greenleaf Whittier and one to "Christian poets, ancient and modern." One anthology contains many canonical, popular poets, selected for a time when people not only read but frequently memorized their favorite verses. Two volumes are geographically specific: "The Passing of the Illini and Other Poems," by W.W. Willeford; and "Lower Merion Lilies," by Margaret B. Harvey.

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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 8173

$20

Book Details: By-ways of American history are explored in this collection of antiquarian books, which includes biographies of Bronson Alcott, Elias Boudinot, and James Bowen Everhart. In addition, the fortunes of the Bonapartes in United States are also documented. Other volumes provide histories of Boston, Lake Erie, and the first years of Vassar College. Three 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 8174

$130

Title: My Life
Author: Bill Clinton - William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Inaugurated at age 46, he was the third-youngest president. He took office at the end of the Cold War, and was the first president of the baby boomer generation. Clinton has been described as a New Democrat. Many of his policies have been attributed to a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance.

Born and raised in Arkansas, Clinton became both a student leader and a skilled musician. He is an alumnus of Georgetown University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Kappa Psi and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. He is married to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 and who was a Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009. Both Clintons received law degrees from Yale Law School, where they met and began dating. As Governor of Arkansas, Clinton overhauled the state's education system, and served as Chair of the National Governors Association.

Clinton was elected president in 1992, defeating incumbent president George H. W. Bush. As president, Clinton presided over the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in American history. He signed into law the North American Free Trade Agreement. He implemented Don't ask, don't tell, a controversial intermediate step to full gay military integration. After the failed Clinton health care plan attempt, the Republican Party won control of the Congress in 1994 for the first time in 40 years. Two years later, the re-elected Clinton became the first member of the Democratic Party since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win a second full term as president. He successfully passed welfare reform and the State Children's Health Insurance Program, providing health coverage for millions of children. Later, he was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice in a scandal involving a White House intern, but was acquitted by the U.S. Senate and served his complete term of office. The Congressional Budget Office reported a budget surplus between the years 1998 and 2000, the last three years of Clinton's presidency.

Clinton left office with the highest end-of-office approval rating of any U.S. president since World War II. Since then, he has been involved in public speaking and humanitarian work. Based on his philanthropic worldview, Clinton created the William J. Clinton Foundation to promote and address international causes such as prevention of AIDS and global warming. In 2004, he released his autobiography "My Life." He has remained active in politics by campaigning for Democratic candidates, most notably for his wife's campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, and then Barack Obama's presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012. In 2009, he was named United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti, and after the 2010 Haiti earthquake he teamed with George W. Bush to form the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Since leaving office, Clinton has been rated highly in public opinion polls of U.S. presidents.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 2004
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 957/xlii
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "My Life" is a 2004 autobiography written by former President of the United States Bill Clinton, who left office on January 20, 2001. It was released on June 22, 2004. The book was published by the Knopf Publishing Group; the book sold in excess of 2,250,000 copies. Clinton had received what was at the time the world's highest book advance fee, believed to have been worth US$12 million; at the announcement of media personality Oprah Winfrey's future weight loss book, it was said that her undisclosed advance fee had broken this record. In April 2008, the Clintons' tax records confirmed that the advance for My Life was actually $15 million.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by author Bill Clinton. Autograph appears on title page.

Book is in excellent condition.

Dust jacket is in mylar cover.

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Lot 8175

$25

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antiquarian Quaker history begins with a reprint of the earliest documents chronicling the growth of the Society of Friends in England and Wales. Another volume is devoted to the Keithian controversy in colonial Pennsylvania. Later events,,such as the founding of Earlham College, are narrated in Allen Jay's autobiography; and the abolitionist and early feminist movements can be traced in Lucretia Mott's 1840 diary. "Quaker Service in Modern War" considers the involvements of Friends in the events in Spain and France in 1939-40.

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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 8176

$60

Title: The Book of the Presidents with Biographical Sketches
Author: Charles H. Grosvenor - Charles Henry Grosvenor was a multiple-term U.S. Representative from Ohio, as well as a brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Publisher: The Continental Press
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 193 pages
Width: 12.75" Height: 16.5"
Book Details: Tis a scarce collection of illustrated biographies of American Presidents. From George Washington to Theodore Roosevelt, each United States President is featured with biographical information and detailed illustrations.

Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in crimson morocco with elaborate gilt designs to the front board featuring the official seal of the American presidency, with eagle, shield and arrows, at its center. The front board and first two illustrations are detached. Covers show light external wear with rubbing to the corners and edges of the boards, and to the surface of the spine. Book has gilt to the top edge of the text block, and gilt lettering and designs and thick raised bands to the spine. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. The portrait plates with captioned tissue guards display well, remaining clean and bright. Several pages feature remarkably well-preserved hand-colored initial-letter vignettes. Numerous facsimiles of letters bearing presidents' signatures appear at rear of volume together with an illustrated section on coats of arms relating to the families of the presidents.

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Lot 8177

$45

Title: Four Years in Paradise
Author: Osa Johnson - Osa Helen Johnson and her husband Martin Elmer Johnson (1884-1937) were American adventurers and explorers.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1941
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 345 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition in deluxe binding.

Volume has been rebound in three-quarter blue leather over blue cloth, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine. Well-preserved volume has marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Interior is clean and without markings. Work contains numerous full-page illustrations.

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Lot 8178

$20

Book Details: Antiquarian books on British history constitute this lot, which includes decorative and leather-bound volumes. Included are the "Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey" in a two-volume set; along with historical guides to London, Oxford, and "Cheshire Village Memories." "Here and There in Two Hemispheres," which is signed by the author, James D. Law, contains personal accounts of the famous people and histories of places in Scotland and England. Law also narrates his travels in Lancaster County, PA and other places in the U.S., and meetings with famous Americans.

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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 8179

$30

Book Details: Several of the books in this assortment of vintage and antique Pennsylvania history are signed. They are "Creatures and Contentments" and "The Green Year," by Barbara Webster; and "The Upper Uwchlan: A Place Betwixt and Between," by Estelle Cremers and Pamela Shenk. The other books in this lot examine the colonial and Revolutionary years in the state. Included are a signed biography of the composer Joseph Hopkinson, a biography of Benjamin Chew, and a book on the early years of the Commonwealth, "Meeting House and Counting House."
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 8180

$60

Title: Local Sketches and Legends Pertaining to Bucks and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania
Author: William J. Buck
Publisher: Self-published
City: Unknown
Year: 1887
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 340 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this regional history. This is one of 200 copies.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Volume has decoratively patterned endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 8181

$50

Title: Annual Reports of the Forest, Fish and Game Commissioner of the State of New York for 1907-1908-1909
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Press of J. B. Lyon Company
City: Albany
Year: 1910
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 407 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with bright gilt lettering. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is tight. Volume has marbled endpapers. Small stamp at bottom of title page reads "Compliments of Hon. Seth G. Heacock, Senator, 32nd District." Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with numerous plates, including color plates of fish and fowl.

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Lot 8182

$120

Details: There are about 160 comic books in this collection. Characters and titles include Spiderman, Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman," the Punisher, Iron Man, Dr. Who, Indiana Jones, Judge Dredd, Ghost Rider, the Simpsons, the Silver Surfer, Robin (sans Batman), the Predator and (best of all) She-Hulk. These comics date from the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Condition / Notes: These comic books have all been preserved in individual plastic sleeves and protected from light, and all are in excellent condition.

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Lot 8183

$20

Title: Harbor Jim of Newfoundland
Author: A. Eugene Bartlett
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
City: New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 119 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Rudy / Wishing you many / Big and Little Joys / A. Eugene Bartlett / May 6, 1948."


Antique volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped green and brown pictorial design depicting coastal landscape appears over title on front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece photograph of Signal Hill, harbor of St. Johns.

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Lot 8184

$20

Book Details: This collection of decorative antiquarian poetry is grounded by an illustrated edition of Dante's "Divine Comedy." It includes James Whitcomb Riley's a very pretty, illustrated edition of "Child Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures, " complete with his famous poem about "Little Orphant Annie." The book "Golden Grains" bears an original signature beneath the picture of its author, Rev. F.C. Pearson. The useful "Poetical Concordance" is alphabetized according to the first lines of famous poems, a reminder of a time when everyone memorized poetry, but might forget by whom it was written. Also included is a delightful little book of poems, illustrated with photographs, about Buck Hill Falls, PA.

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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 8185

$25

Book Details: These highly decorative antiquarian books cover some popular topics in mid- and late-nineteenth century America. One volume is devoted to "The Great Fires in Chicago and the West," and another one provides a history of the Centennial Exhibition of 1876. A biography of Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton is included, as is a U.S. government-sponsored history of the Louisiana Purchase, perhaps commissioned in consideration of its upcoming centennial in 1904.

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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 8186

$100

Title: The History and Geography of the Mississippi Valley. To Which Is Appended a Condensed Physical Geography of the Atlantic United States and the Whole American Continent / The United States and the Other Divisions of the American Continent
Author: Timothy Flint
Publisher: E. H. Flint
City: Cincinnati
Year: 1833
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 469/310 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce third edition of this work , with two volumes bound as one.

Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine panel. Book shows external wear, with cracking at spine edges, mild rubbing to covers and scuffing at edges. Front hinge is weak. Previous owner's name and date of 1836 is written on front flyleaf. Age-toned pages display sporadic light foxing.

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Lot 8187

$100

Title: Oliver Wiswell
Author: Kenneth Roberts - Kenneth Lewis Roberts was an American author of historical novels. Roberts worked first as a journalist, becoming nationally known for his work with the Saturday Evening Post from 1919 to 1928, and then as a popular novelist. Born in Kennebunk, Maine, Roberts specialized in Regionalist historical fiction. He often wrote about his native state and its terrain, also depicting other upper New England states and scenes. For example, the heroes of "Arundel" and "Rabble in Arms" are from Kennebunk (then called Arundel), while Langdon Towne, the chief character of Roberts's "Northwest Passage," is depicted as being from Kittery, Maine with friends in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Roberts was born in Kennebunk, Maine. He graduated in 1908 from Cornell University, where he wrote the lyrics for two Cornell fight songs, including "Fight for Cornell." He was also a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He was later awarded honorary doctorates from three New England universities: Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Colby College in Maine and Middlebury College in Vermont.
Publisher: Doubleday
City: New York
Year: 1940
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited first edition in slipcase. This is copy number 1047 of 1050. Author's signature appears on limitation page.

Set is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books are in excellent condition.

Slipcase shows shelfwear, with light soiling.

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Lot 8188

$45

Book Details: This collection of leather-bound Quaker history includes one volume rebound in black cloth. Included is William Sewel's two-volume history of the Society of Friends (1856). All the other books date from the 1820s, and include sermons, essays, theological and doctrinal writings, and spiritual memoirs.

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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 8189

$60

Title: Longmans' New Atlas, Political and Physical, Consisting of 39 Quarto and 14 Octavo Maps and Diagrams
Author:
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
City: New York
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 16 pages of index
Width: 12.25" Height: 14.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering and decorative design to front cover. Book lacks spine cover and shows wear with minor loss of material at borders and edges. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name appears in pencil at top edge of half title page. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Bright color maps, including fold-out maps of the United States, are well preserved. Maps and diagrams were engraved by Edward Stanford and lithography by Stanford and F. S. Weller.

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Lot 8190

$40

Title: Encounter with Tiber
Author: Buzz Aldrin - Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. is an American astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. On July 20, 1969, he set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong. He is also a retired United States Air Force pilot., John Barnes - John Barnes is an American science fiction author.
Publisher: The FlatSigned Press
City: Nashville
Year: 2005
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 563 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work of science fiction signed by co-author Buzz Aldrin. This is copy 1478 of 1500. This work has a foreword by Arthur C. Clarke. Author's signature appears on limitation page.

Deluxe edition is bound in blue leather with bright stamped gilt lettering. Spine shows raised bands. Book is in excellent condition.

Flat Signed Press Certificate of Authenticity is laid in.

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Lot 8191

$35

Title: The Log of the Snark
Author: Charmian Kittredge London - Charmian London authored three major autobiographical works about her life with "Jack London: The Log of the Snark" (1915), "Our Hawaii" (1917), and "The Book of Jack London" (1921). She also wrote prefaces to his writings that were published posthumously, including "Dutch Courage and Other Stories."
Her writings about London are considered by scholars to be an important but sometimes flawed source of biographical information. Clarice Stasz, author of a recent book about their relationship, calls it "an uneven account that omits Jack's illegitimacy, yet has surprisingly frank information nonetheless concerning his personality."
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1915
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/487 pages
Width: 6" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and embossed lettering and pictorial design to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings Illustrated with photographic plates

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Lot 8192

$55

Title: Shing-King. Kau San Yeuk. Ts'uen Shue. Loh-Ma-Tsz. Kwong-Tung Wa
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: British and Foreign Bible Society
City: Shanghai
Year: 1915
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 312 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and red lettering to front cover. Book shows wear, with rubbing visible along edges. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with color maps that may show light marginal foxing and foxing to versos. Text appears in double columns.

Text is in Chinese.

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Lot 8193

$25

Book Details: Some very interesting and insightful items populate this collection of vintage & antiquarian European history. Several of the volumes were written shortly after (or even during) revolutions: a history of France , including the 1830 revolution, published in 1848 (rebound); a history of Russia published in 1932, the first year of Stalin's Great Famine; and a history of Lajos Kossuth and the Hungarian revolution, published in 1851. Also included is "The Lion and the Throne", a biography of the great Elizabethan jurist Sir Edward Coke, signed by the author, Catherine Drinker Bowen. "King Albert's Book," published in December of 1914, is a tribute to him and the Belgium people in recognition of their valor in the first months of World War I. This book has beautiful, tipped-in illustrations by some of the best known artists of the day: Maxfield Parrish, Kay Nielsen, Arthur Rackham, Harrison Fisher, Edmund Dulac, Howard Chandler Christy, and many others. The lot is completed by a 1779 pamphlet which contains the text of a speech King George III made to the Houses of Parliament.

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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 8194

$600

Title: Up from Slavery: An Autobiography
Author: Booker T. Washington - Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Republican presidents. He was the dominant leader in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. Representative of the last generation of black American leaders born in slavery, he spoke on behalf of the large majority of blacks who lived in the South but had lost their ability to vote through disfranchisement by southern legislatures. Historians note that Washington, "advised, networked, cut deals, made threats, pressured, punished enemies, rewarded friends, greased palms, manipulated the media, signed autographs, read minds with the skill of a master psychologist, strategized, raised money, always knew where the camera was pointing, traveled with an entourage, waved the flag with patriotic speeches, and claimed to have no interest in partisan politics. In other words, he was an artful politician." While his opponents called his powerful network of supporters the "Tuskegee Machine," Washington maintained control because of his ability to gain support of numerous groups including influential whites and the black business, educational and religious communities nationwide. He advised on financial donations from philanthropists, and avoided antagonizing white Southerners with his accommodation to the political realities of the age of Jim Crow segregation.

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 330 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "This volume is the outgrowth of a series of articles, dealing with incidents in my life, which were published consecutively in the Outlook." (author's preface)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work, including the author's signature. The autograph appears on a slip of paper mounted on the front free endpaper. This example of the author's signature is likely trimmed from a letter on Tuskegee Institute letterhead or from a plain letter written during his term serving as head of that institution.


Antique volume is bound in maroon cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Faint spotting can be seen on rear cover and at head of spine. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait.

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Lot 8195

$90

Title: The Shepherd's Dream. Translated from Grimm's Fairy Tales
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: L. Prang & Company
City: Boston
Year: 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 18 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pictorial gray cloth. Book shows wear and fain staining to spine. Covers show light shelf wear. Binding is tight. Book has new endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with color frontispiece and two additional plates, as well as textual drawings. Illustrations are by Rose Mueller Sprague.

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Lot 8196

$90

Title: Dr. L. Rabenhorst's Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Oesterreich und der Schweiz. Erster Band: Pilze
Author: Georg Winter
Publisher: Verlag von Eduard Kummer
City: Leipzig
Year: 1884-1910
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: No
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce German-language work devoted to the study of mushrooms. This set contains 8 of 9 volumes (lacking volume 5).

Antique set is bound in half leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Spines have raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. These ex-library books have customary institutional markings/attachments and show external wear, with rubbing to covers. Bindings are firm. Pages with marbled edge display light age toning. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings. Volumes contain numerous textual illustrations.

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Lot 8197

$110

Title: Mars at Its Nearest
Author: George Hall Hamilton - George Hall Hamilton was a U. S. astronomer, educated at Trinity College in Cambridge. He Was appointed Professor of Astronomy at Bellevue College Nebraska in 1910. From 1917 to 1922 he was astronomer at the Lowell Observatory and from 1922 to 1924 he was attached to Harvard Observatory and was at its Jamaica branch. He was reputed to be an enthusiastic observer of Mars and an exponent of the hypothesis that the planet is inhabited by intelligent beings.
Publisher: L'Enseigne de l'Hermine
City: Dinard, France
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 90 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is string bound in stiff printed wrappers, with color plate depicting Mars pasted to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Interior is clean and bright. This work is illustrated with 9 plates (plates 5 and 6 have been bound in upside down).

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Lot 8198

$50

Book Details: Fruticulture in general, and pomology in particular, is the focus of this group of antiquarian books on agriculture. These references cover not only different types of fruit and how to grow them, but also provide comprehensive information on the insects, particularly moths, that threaten these crops. Included are two volumes documenting the proceedings of the American Pomological Society in the 1870s.

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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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