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Lot 8199

$20

Title: Hands in Nature and Art
Author: Heidi Lenssen
Publisher: The Studio Publications
City: New York
Year: 1949
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is excellent condition. Work is illustrated with in-text drawings and b&w photos.

Dust jacket shows wear, with minor loss at ends of spine and closed tears along edges.

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Lot 8200

$425

Details: Antique postal ephemera from South Africa and neighboring British colonies is the guiding principle behind this collection, which includes cancellations, postcards, and registered letters. Some are pre-printed, others are almost blank. The items in this collection date from Boer War era at the turn of the 20th century. One of the covers, bearing a censor's stamp, is from the wife of Paul Kruger, the Boer resistance leader.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8201

$20

Book Details: There are two handsome and useful two-volume sets in this collection of antiquarian European history. One traces "The Rise of the Dutch Republic" and the other, neatly slip-cased, is an illustrated work on the Rhine River. Also included in this lot is "The Alps in Nature and History" and "La Femme Suisse."

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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 8202

$30

Book Details: This group of Quaker history contains scholarly works as well as personal journals and spiritual memoirs. "A Short History of Quakerism" by E.B. Emmott is joined by a history of the Society of Friends in Canada. Biographies of Mary Emma Woolley, Timothy Nicholson, and Thomas Story, an 18th century English Quaker, are included; as are the journals of Thomas Scattergood. also included is Lucretia Mott's diary of her 1840 trip to attend a world anti-slavery conference, where she was denied entrance because she was a woman. She then took up "the woman question."

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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 8203

$20

Book Details: This group of collectible, decorative antique poetry includes "The Lost Tales of Miletus," by Edward Bulwer Lytton (famed for that indelible line, "It was a dark and stormy night...."), a poem before Harvard's Phi Beta Kappa society by Bayard Taylor, "The Lord of Misrule," by Alfred Noyes, and books featuring the writings of Lloyd Mifflin (signed), T.B. Reed, and Samuel J. Smith. Also included is lovely illustrated book, "Landscape in American Poetry."

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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 8204

$50

Details: This collection of postal ephemera includes First Day covers, uncommon stamps, and unusual cancellations. Most of these are from the 1930s or 1940s. Notable items include a fifty cent zeppelin stamp (Scott #C18), a Byrd Antarctic Expedition II stamp, and military and historical covers, including one commemorating the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh and another noting the first trip of the Highway Post Office (i.e., a bus) between Albany and Rutland. Two covers from the 1933 Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair is also included, as is one from the 1932 Lake Placid Olympics..

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8205

$70

Details: This varied collection of philately consists of ten albums which contain stamps which mostly date from the mid-twentieth century. One of them contains American plate blocks and is about half populated. Foreign stamps predominate in this collection, with albums from Sweden, the Vatican, the United Nations, Luxembourg, and the United Arab Republic. These albums contain filled pages.

Also included is an album of First Day Covers from the Postal Commemorative Society, containing FDCs from the 1970s; and an international stamp album that holds stamps from earlier in the 20th century, and also some from the 19th century.

The lot also includes a thick, completely filled hardcover stock book, which contains stamps from all over the world, dating largely from the 1960s. The lot is completed by a small number of unused, American postal stationery envelopes of recent vintage.

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Condition / Notes:
This philatelic material is all in very good condition, and has been carefully curated.


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Lot 8206

$40

Details: This collection of 55 uncommon, antique postcards contains some charmingly romantic and racy examples, including one of the femme fatale and alleged (but executed) World War I spy, Mata Hari. Valentine postcards are included, as are gold-embossed scenes, humorous caricatures, and risque photos.

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Condition / Notes: These postcards are all in good condition, and are carefully preserved in a sturdy album with individual plastic sleeves.

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Lot 8207

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the antique volume of Meehans' Monthly shown in the corresponding image(s). This is volume 4 of this horticultural magazine, corresponding to the year 1894. 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. Binding is cracked at front and rear of volume. 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 8208

$40

Title: The Great War of 1870 between France and Germany. Comprising a History of Its Origin and Causes, the Biographies of the King of Prussia, the Ex-Emperor of France, and the Statesmen and Generals of Two Countries; the Financial, Social, and Military Condition of Each, the Weapons in Use, and an Accurate History of All the Military Movements and Battles of the War, the Revolution in France, and the Efforts for Peace
Author: L. P. Brockett
Publisher: Gaylord Watson, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 262 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear, with four small white spots to rear cover. Binding is separating at front hinge. Rear hinge cracked. Text block is intact. Pages display scattered foxing. Well-preserved frontispiece color map has light foxing to verso. This work is illustrated with a small number of plates and full-page battle maps.

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Lot 8209

$10

Title: One Summer's Dream: An Idyl of the Vineyard and Other Poems
Author: E. Norman Gunnison
Publisher: Hiram Young, Publisher
City: York, Pennsylvania
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 176 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs on front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Nicks are visible at ends of front gutter. Very minor loss of material can be seen at corners. Binding is tight. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 8210

$15

Title: Miscellaneous Poems, with Several Specimens from the Author's Manuscript Version of the Poems of Ossian
Author: J. M. Sewall
Publisher: William Treadwell, & Co.
City: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Year: 1801
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 304 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with chipping at head of spine and minor loss at corners. Binding is firm. Endpapers have darkened edges. Pages display scattered light foxing.

Inscription at top of front flyleaf reads "Lucy Sewall / will receive this from / her sincere friend / (?) Cleveland (?)"

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Lot 8211

$35

Details: This piece features a large format of the political cartoon entitled "The Present Organization of the Army," drawn by renowned cartoonist Charles Nelan. This illustration originally made for the New York Herald in 1898, around the time of the Spanish-American War. The piece shows several men fighting in a melee, with the names Sternberg, Alger Shafter and Miles attached to certain individuals, while a man, presumably President McKinley, watches from the top of a staircase in the background. These men presumably portray Brigadier General George Miller Sternberg, U.S. Army Surgeon General; Russell Alexander Alger, U.S. Secretary of War; William Rufus Shafter, a major general in the Spanish-American War; and Nelson A. Miles, Commanding General of the United States Army in 1895, a post he held during the Spanish-American War.
Condition / Notes: The work is mounted on a thin, stiff piece of cardboard and shows some external age/wear. The work is lacking a piece in the top left corner. Along the bottom is a handwritten title of this piece, but the name is cutoff along the bottom edge.

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Lot 8212

$15

Title: The Avifauna of Taiwan
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Unknown
City: Unknown
Year: 2010
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 686 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first of three volumes.

Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear. Work is illustrated with many color photos and maps. Text is in Chinese.

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Lot 8213

$50

Title: The Old Pike: A History of the National Road, with Incidents, Accidents, and Anecdotes Thereon
Author: Thomas B. Searight
Publisher: Self-published
City: Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 384 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: An illustrated history of the the Cumberland Road (National Road), the first major improved highway in the United States to be built by the federal government. The approximately 620-mile (1,000 km) long National Road provided a connection between the Potomac and Ohio Rivers and a gateway to the West for thousands of settlers. When rebuilt in the 1830s, the Cumberland Road became the first road in the U.S. to use the new macadam road surfacing.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Book has new endpapers. A small number of pages display marginal spotting. Volume is otherwise in excellent condition. Illustrated with photographic plates.

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Lot 8214

$70

Title: The American Gazeteer, Exhibiting a Full Account of the Civil Divisions, Rivers. Harbors, Indian Tribes, &c of the American Continent : Also of the West India and Other Appendant Islands: With a Particular Description of Louisiana
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Jedidiah Morse - Jedidiah Morse was a notable geographer whose textbooks became a staple for students in the United States. He was the father of telegraphy pioneer and painter Samuel F. B. Morse, and his textbooks earned him the sobriquet of "father of American geography."
Publisher: Thomas & Andrews
City: Boston
Year: 1810
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at corners and at head of spine. Front hinge is cracked between blank preliminary pages, rear hinge is also cracked. Age-toned pages display scattered foxing. Fold-out frontispiece map of North America is intact, as is map of South America.

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Lot 8215

$25

Title: Sheridan: A Military Narrative
Author: Joseph Hergesheimer - Joseph Hergesheimer was a prominent American writer of the early 20th century known for his naturalistic novels of decadent life amongst the very wealthy.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1931
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 381 pges
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details: This is a biography of Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited first edition of this military biography. This is one of 365 copies. Author's signature appears on limitation page.

Antique volume is bound in half leather over silk boards. Gilt label with embossed brown lettering appears on spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Sheridan and a well-preserved fold-out map.

Slipcase lacking top and rear panels is present.


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Lot 8216

$300

Details: This collection of antique postal ephemera includes items rarely found, such as the signed, quarterly statement from the postmaster of Hendy Creek, NY (a place no longer on the map) of stamps received. Another unusual item are the printer's rolls of uncut penny postcards. There are two rolls, with forty postcards on each.

Most of the lot is composed of advertising envelopes or covers, which date from the last quarter of the 19th century on into the early 20th. Several covers promote the Pan-America Exhibition. Many of these items are from Elmira, NY, but other firms are in big cities like New York and Chicago, or even Helena, MT.

One singularly late cover is postmarked from the U.S. Civil Censors in Munich, Germany, during the occupation after WWII; and another one from 1944 is a splendid air mail cover from Alaska with a real, tiny photograph glued on it.

Also included is a booklet with photographs of the William Wyer Collection of Railroad Covers.

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Condition / Notes: These items are all in remarkably good condition. Note that the uncut postcards have been rolled for a century and have a strong curl.

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Lot 8217

$35

Book Details: This colorful collection of decorative vintage and antiquarian children's books and juvenile series includes two of the "Frank" novels by Harry Castlemon, some illustrated Western stories, Bible stories, and a history of "The American Soldier."

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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 8218

$30

Title: Census of the State of New York for 1875
Author: uncredited author
Editor: C. W. Seaton
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1877
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxiv/465 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather over maroon cloth-covered boards, ,with leather-tipped corners and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows edgewear, some scratching to covers and scuffing at corners. Minor loss of material can be seen at foot of spine and at corners. Binding is sound. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Endpapers and initial pages of text are foxed. Remaining pages are largely clean and without markings, with only very occasional light foxing at margins. This work is made up of a large number of tables relaying information on such topics as population, birthplaces, mortality, gender, marital status, dwellings, churches, agriculture, occupation, public date, Indian reservations. Maps present census results for increase of population, ethnicity, agriculture and value of dwellings.

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Lot 8219

$40

Book Details: Horticulture and gardening is the theme of this collection of antiquarian books; and where there are plants there are insects, so entomology is also a topic in this group. There are two copies of "Marvels of Insect Life," and on focusing on the tortricidae moths that infest apple trees. Bugs that attack trees are the subject of another volume.

Horticulure per se is covered in three books: a large format "Book of Gardens and Gardening," "Practical Tree Repair," and volume 2 (only) of "The Book of the Garden."

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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 8220

$20

Title: Report of Columbia Hospital for Women and Lying-In Asylum, Washington, D. C. With an Appendix
Author: J. Harry Thompson
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1873
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 430 pages plus 1 page of errata
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in mauve cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with cracking along bottom portion of front spine edge and soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Small water markings appear at top edge of preliminary pages, larger markings can be seen along top edge on errata page and blank pages at rear of volume. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Work contains numerous plates and in-text illustrations.

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Lot 8221

$55

Title: The Siege in Peking: China against the World
Author: W. A. P. Martin
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
City: New York
Year: 1900
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 192 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this history of the Boxer Rebellion. Small slip of paper has been tipped in at front of volume. Inscription on it reads Mrs. F. C. Oviatt / from W. A. P. Martin."

Antique volume is dark green cloth with orange lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, large fold-out plate containing two maps of Peking and surrounding area,and a number of photographic plates. Fold-out displays small tears to folds and taping,

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Lot 8222

$25

Title: Sailor Town: Sea Songs and Ballads
Author: C. Fox Smith
Publisher: George H. Doran Company
City: New York
Year: 1919
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 136 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition with what appears to be the author's inscription and signature on front flyleaf.

"T. A. D. / For his birthday, MCMXIX / CT(?) / Blesses are the wheezemakers (sic) / for they shall inherit the earth."

Antique volume is bound in green cloth with illustrated paper labels to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Preliminary pages, including title page, display minor spotting. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 8223

$30

Title: Stories & Texts for Nothing
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: Grove Press, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1967
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 140 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition.

Dust jacket has tear to spine obliterating the "nothing" of title.

Jacket is preserved in mylar.

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Lot 8224

$45

Details: This antique hand-painted wooden decoy resembles a Lesser Scaup, a small, North American diving duck also known as a Little Bluebill. This was formerly a working decoy, and has glass eyes. It is 14" long, 6" wide, and 6" high.

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Condition / Notes: This decoy is structurally sound. A superficial crack can be seen where the neck joins the body. There is an old chip off the right underside of the bill, but this has been painted over. The duck shows evidence of several layers of paint, and there are marks on the underside where the weight used to be.

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Lot 8225

$80

Details: There are about 84 issues of Marvel Comics' "Dr. Who" magazine, dating from Issue #1 in 1992 through 1994.

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Condition / Notes: These comic books have been carefully preserved in individual plastic covers, and are in very good condition.

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Lot 8226

$30

Title: The Journal of Henry D. Thoreau
Author: Henry D. Thoreau - Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book "Walden," a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience," an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time he advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

He was a lifelong abolitionist, delivering lectures that attacked the Fugitive Slave Law while praising the writings of Wendell Phillips and defending abolitionist John Brown. Thoreau's philosophy of civil disobedience later influenced the political thoughts and actions of such notable figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thoreau is sometimes cited as an individualist anarchist. Though Civil Disobedience seems to call for improving rather than abolishing government – "I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government" – the direction of this improvement points toward anarchism: "'That government is best which governs not at all;' and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have." Richard Drinnon partly blames Thoreau for the ambiguity, noting that Thoreau's "sly satire, his liking for wide margins for his writing, and his fondness for paradox provided ammunition for widely divergent interpretations of 'Civil Disobedience.'"
Editor: Bradford Torrey, Francis H. Allen
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1962
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Fourteen volumes bound in two, with four pages on one. First volume contains original volumes 1-7, covering the period from 1837 to 1855, second volume has remaining volumes and covers 1855 to 1861.

Folio set is bound in green cloth with gilt-lettered spine labels. Books are in excellent condition.

Dust jacket of first volume has separated in two at rear edge of spine panel, with loss of head of that panel. Second volume is intact, with minor loss at head of spine panel and small hole to lower half. Intact cardboard slipcase displays light shelfwear.

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Lot 8227

$25

Title: Through South America's Southland with an Account of the Roosevelt Scientific Expedition to South America
Author: J. A. Zahm - Father John Augustine Zahm, CSC was a Holy Cross priest, author, scientist, and South American explorer. He was born at New Lexington, Ohio and died in Munich, Germany.
Zahm was educated at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and upon graduation entered the Congregation of Holy Cross, and was ordained priest in 1875. Zahm became a leader in the drive to pacify the tensions between Roman Catholicism and Darwinian biology. Between 1891 and 1896, Zahm published multiple books and articles on the topic, culminating with "Evolution and Dogma" in 1896. In this text, as in his others, Zahm argued that Roman Catholicism could fully accept an evolutionary view of biological systems, as long as this view was not centered around Darwin's theory of natural selection. After the Vatican decided to censure the book in 1898, Zahm fully accepted this rebuttal and pulled away from any writing concerning the relationship of theology and science.
He filled various positions in the Congregation, at one time being provincial from 1898 to 1906. He was the author (sometimes under the pseudonym of Mozans), of a number of books covering a large variety of subjects. He was an enthusiastic Dante student and assembled at Notre Dame one of the three largest of the Dante libraries in America. He was a scholarly and brilliant writer.
Zahm befriended 26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt, who also loved and read Dante in Italian. It was Father Zahm who talked President Roosevelt into participating in what came to be known as the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition to South America and which would also include Theodore's son, Kermit, and Colonel Da Silva Candido Rondon, to go up the Rio da Dúvida (River of Doubt, now the Roosevelt River). This trip deteriorated into a near disaster and it caused one man to drown, another to be murdered and almost killed Roosevelt, shortening his life by probably ten years from the combined effects of malaria and infection, and almost cost the others their lives as well, as the members lost boats to waterfalls and rapids and almost ran out of food. They barely made it to the first sign of civilization and some certainty that they would survive. The elder Roosevelt had to be carried off his canoe, so weak and ravaged by sickness had he become.
Zahm unwisely delegated planning and provisioning of the trip, and so irritated Roosevelt and Rondon that he was not permitted to go on the expedition itself, but took a side trip instead. Throughout his life he collected maps, photographs, relics, and curios which were added to the valuable collection of fifteen hundred volumes of South American history and research work at Notre Dame.
He planned a book on historical and archaeological study of the Holy Land, but died of bronchial pneumonia in a Munich hospital en route to the Middle East.

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1916
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/525 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To / Major B. Z. Smith / with every good wish / J. A. Zahm."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Spine is faded. Cover has lightly bumped corners. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and additional photographic plates.

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Lot 8228

$50

Book Details: This collection of reference works on the military history of Pennsylvania contains valuable information, beginning with documentation on the frontier forts of the colonial period. Other histories include a volume on the "orphan schools" set up for the children of Pennsylvania soldiers killed in the Civil War; a record of the state's volunteers in the Spanish-American War, and a volume on the participation of the Pennsylvania National Guard in World War I.

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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 8229

$30

Book Details: There are eight books in this collection of antiquarian Roycroft printings, most with suede or leather bindings. Titles include "The Philistine," vol. XXII, "The Myth in Marriage," by Alice Hubbard; "In Memoriam," "Little Journeys to the Hones of Great Americans," "Shreds and Patches of Virginia History," "Eminent Artists," and "Great Musicians."

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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 8230

$30

Book Details: This large group of military history is particularly rich in books on World War I and, to a lesser extent, World War II. Comprehensive explorations of the causes and development of the First World War are given in two sets. Rudyard Kipling contributes a slim volume on the war in France. More specific insight into WWII occurs in a book which follows a single American rifle company.

Other books chronicle the Spanish Civil War, and the War Between the (American) States. One interesting book documents the intervention of the "New Conquistadors," British volunteers who aided South American countries in overthrowing their Spanish and Portuguese overlords. Also included are memoirs of "Jacky" Lord Fisher, who is often regarded as the greatest British admiral after Horatio Nelson.

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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 8231

$25

Title: The Choir Visible
Author: Mary M. Adams
Publisher: Way & Williams
City: Chicago
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs to covers. Book displays mild external wear, with lightly bumped lower outside corners and minor fraying at ends of spine. Binding is sound. Previous owner's antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. signature in pen appears at top edge of the same. Pages are clean and bright.

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