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Lot 2001

$200

Title: Catch-22
Author: Joseph Heller - Joseph Heller was an American satirical novelist, short story writer, and playwright. The title of one of his works, "Catch-22" (1961), entered the English lexicon to refer to a vicious circle wherein an absurd, no-win choice, particularly in situations in which the desired outcome of the choice is an impossibility, and regardless of choice, a same negative outcome is a certainty. Although he is remembered primarily for "Catch-22," his other works center on the lives of various members of the middle class and remain examples of modern satire. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Franklin Library
City: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania
Year: 1978
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 551 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed Franklin Library limited edition of this landmark novel. Author's signature appears on blank preliminary page. Heller has written a "special message for the subscribers" of this edition.



Volume is bound in dark blue leather with stamped gilt lettering to spine and decorative designs to covers. Book, with gilt edges and endpapers of moire fabric, is in excellent condition. Satin marker is present. This edition is illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker.
Lot 2002

$225

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J. K. Rowling - Joanne "Jo" Rowling OBE FRSL, best known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British novelist, best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history, and been the basis for a series of films which has become the highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment.
Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period that followed entailed the death of her mother, divorce from her first husband and poverty until Rowling finished the first novel in the series, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" (1997). Rowling subsequently published 6 sequels—the last, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (2007)—as well as 3 supplements to the series. Since, Rowling has parted with her agency and resumed writing for adult readership, releasing the tragicomedy "The Casual Vacancy" (2012) and—using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith—the crime fiction novel "The Cuckoo's Calling" (2013) which, according to Rowling, is the first of a series.
Rowling has led a "rags to riches" life story, in which she progressed from living on state benefits to multi-millionaire status within five years. She is the United Kingdom's best-selling author since records began, with sales in excess of £238m. The 2008 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling's fortune at £560 million ($798 million), ranking her as the twelfth richest woman in the United Kingdom. Forbes ranked Rowling as the forty-eighth most powerful celebrity of 2007, and TIME magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year, noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given her fans. In October 2010, Rowling was named the "Most Influential Woman in Britain" by leading magazine editors. She has become a notable philanthropist, supporting such charities as Comic Relief, One Parent Families, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain and Lumos (formerly the Children's High Level Group). (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Scholastic Press
City: New York
Year: 1999
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/435 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-signed third printing of the first American edition of the third novel in the Harry Potter series. Author's signature appears on title page.



Volume is bound in purple cloth spine with green boards with diagonal pattern. Spine has bright stamped green lettering. Book is in excellent condition. Work is illustrated with vignettes by Mary Grandpre. Pictorial dust jacket is in excellent condition and preserved in mylar.
Lot 2003

$100

Title: Reports of the Secretary of War: With Reconnaissance of Routes from San Antonio to El Paso
Author: J. E. Johnson
Publisher: Printed at the Union Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1850
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 3-250 pages plus 64 plates
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Includes "The report of Capt. R.B. Marcy's route from Fort Smith to Sante Fe ; and the report of Lieut. J.H. Simpson of an expedition into the Navajo country ; and the report of Lieut. W.H.C. Whiting's reconnaissances of the western frontier of Texas.
Spine title: Reconnaissance in New Mexico and Texas.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with tears and peeling to outside corners and top/bottom of spine. Binding is sound. Markings in pencil appear on front pastedown and rear endpaper. Pencil annotations can be seen of first page of text block (page 3). Pages exhibit foxing and faint water markings. The plates, a number of which are in color, offer views of Southwestern landscape, and of Native American culture, with full-page portraits of important Indian tribal members, ancient ruins, pottery shards, petrified wood, and markings on "Inscription Rock."
Lot 2004

$225

Title: Coming of Age in Samoa: A Psychological Study of Primitive Youth for Western Civilization
Author: Margaret Mead - Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist, who was frequently a featured author and speaker in the mass media throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor degree at Barnard College in New York City, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University.



She was both a popularizer of the insights of anthropology into modern American and Western culture and a respected, sometimes controversial, academic anthropologist. Her reports about the attitudes towards sex in South Pacific and Southeast Asian traditional cultures amply informed the 1960s sexual revolution. Mead was a champion of broadened sexual mores within a context of traditional western religious life.



An Anglican Christian, she played a considerable part in the drafting of the 1979 American Episcopal Book of Common Prayer.(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/297 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed early edition of this landmark work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Eloise Hettinger / from / Margaret Mead / September 1929."



Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped silver lettering to spine and pictorial design depicting palm trees in lower right corner of front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Work is illustrated with photographic plates. Dust jacket, with price of $3.00 on front flap, has vertical tear across front cover, along upper half of front spine edge, creasing covers and flaps, and minor tears at edges. Jacket is now preserved in paper-backed mylar.
Lot 2005

$80

Title: Gass's Journal of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. By Sergeant Patrick Gass, One of the Persons Employed in the Expedition. Reprinted from the Edition of 1811, with Facsimiles of the Original Title-Page and the Five Original Illustrations, a Reproduction of a Rare Portrait of Gass, and a Map of the Lewis and Clark Route. With an Analytical Index, and an Introduction
Author: Patrick Gass - Patrick Gass served as sergeant in the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1801-1806). He was important to the expedition because of his service as a carpenter, and he published the first journal of the expedition in 1807, seven years before the first publication based on Lewis and Clark's journals.
Editor: James Kendall Hosmer
Publisher: A. C. McClurg & Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: liii/298 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in two-toned brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows a few faint spots to front cover. Binding is firm. Offsetting is visible on front endpaper, and to pages 134 & 135 from laid-in newspaper clipping containing review of book. Very faint water marking appears at top inside corners of text block. Pages with top gilt edge are otherwise clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author and six other plates. Called-for map was not present in this 1904 reprint and is not included in the list of Illustrations.
Lot 2006

$225

Title: Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque
Author: Georg Ebers - Georg Moritz Ebers, German Egyptologist and novelist, discovered the Egyptian medical papyrus, of ca. 1550 BCE, named for him (see Ebers Papyrus) at Luxor (Thebes) in the winter of 1873–74. Now in the Library of the University of Leipzig, the Ebers Papyrus is among the most important ancient Egyptian medical papyri. It is one of two of the oldest preserved medical documents anywhere—the other being the Edwin Smith Papyrus (ca. 1600 BCE). (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Translor: Clara Bell - Clara Bell, nee Poynter, was an English translator fluent in French, German, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, and Spanish, noted for her translations of works by Henrik Ibsen, Balzac, Georg Ebers, Huysmans, Maupassant, and others. She was educated in France, where she became fluent in French and German; she did not acquire her knowledge of the other languages until after her fortieth birthday. She spent most of her life in London.



Bell was born in Westminster to architect Ambrose Poynter and Emma Forster; her brother was Sir Edward Poynter, a director of the National Gallery. She was a distant relation of Edward Burne-Jones and Rudyard Kipling. She was married to banker Robert Courtenay Bell (1816–1896) with whom she had six children, one of whom was Charles Francis Bell, who oversaw the Fine Art Department of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.



Under the direction of George Saintsbury, Bell, Ellen Marriage, and Rachel Scott were responsible for translating the vast majority of Balzac's Human Comedy into English, superseding earlier translations that had generally been regarded as stilted. The low pay that translators received at that time required Bell and her colleagues to complete work quickly, but her translations have nonetheless been noted for their close adherence to the source texts, and their high degree of readability.(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited / Cassell Publishing Company, New York
City: London / New York
Year: 1898
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 12.5" Height: 15.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth over beveled boards, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial designs offering Egyptian motifs. Books show light external wear, with minor loss at outside corners and top/bottom of spines. Bindings are firm. Volumes have gilt edges and silk endpapers. Antique bookplate of Julia S. Hutchins can be seen at top margin of front pastedowns. Antique gift inscription (dated 1898) appears on blank preliminary page of both volumes. Interiors are clean and bright. This work is lavishly illustrated with full-page and in-text illustrations. Books have transparent plastic covers.
Lot 2007

$275

Title: Don: The Story of a Lion Dog
Author: Zane Grey - Pearl Zane Grey was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that presented an idealized image of the American frontier. "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the success of his printed works, they later had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. As of 2012, 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, "Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater," had been made that were based loosely on his novels and short stories
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: v/69 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: "The true adventures of the author with mountain lions and the part played in these adventures by the strangely human dog who proved himself a true friend."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early printing of the first edition, with same date for copyright and on title page, coding K-C under copyright notice, no. 1123 at bottom of jacket front flap.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design depicting dog and lion appears on front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with 5 plates, including color frontispiece, and in-text drawings by Kurt Wiese. Intact illustrated dust jacket shows creasing and small tear, with loss, at bottom of front panel. Some limited fading/light rubbing to covers is visible. Jacket has no price, apparently as issued. Jacket is now preserved in mylar.
Lot 2008

$70

Title: Manual of the Railroads of the United States for 1884, Showing Their Route and Mileage, Stocks, Bonds, Debts, Costs, Traffic, Earnings, Expenses & Dividends; Their Organizations, Directors, Officers, Etc.
Author: Henry V. Poor
Publisher: H.V. & H.W. Poor
City: New York
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1035 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to covers and minor loss at outside corners. Small tear is visible at top of front spine edge. Text block is separated between pages 430 and 431. Pages 431 -434, with loss of material and marginal loss of text. Hinges are cracked. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with full- and double-page color state maps. There are a great many tables and also a number of illustrated advertisements.
Lot 2009

$700

Title: Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana
Author: Solomon Northup - Solomon Northup was a free-born African American from New York, the son of a freed slave and a free woman of color. A farmer and violinist, Northup owned land in Hebron, New York. In 1841 he was kidnapped by slave traders, having been enticed to Washington, D.C. (where slavery was legal) with a job offer as a violinist with traveling entertainers. Shortly after he and his employers arrived in DC, they sold him as a slave, apparently having drugged him into unconsciousness to effect the kidnapping. He was shipped to New Orleans where he was sold to a planter in Louisiana. He was held in the Red River region of Louisiana by several different owners for 12 years, mostly in Avoyelles Parish. Aside from a brief communication when he was first kidnapped, his family and friends had no knowledge of him. He attempted to get word to them and to regain his freedom, but the systems guarding slaves were too pervasive to allow it. Eventually, he confided in a Canadian working on his plantation, who opposed slavery and was willing to risk contacting Northup's family and friends. They enlisted the help of the Governor of New York, Washington Hunt, to his cause, since state law provided for aid to free New York citizens kidnapped into slavery. Northup regained his freedom on January 3, 1853 and returned to his family in New York.



Northup had the slave trader in Washington, DC (James H. Birch) arrested and tried, but he was acquitted because District of Columbia law prohibited him as a black man from testifying against white people. Later, in New York State, Northup's northern kidnappers were located and charged, but the case was tied up in court for two years due to jurisdictional challenges and finally dropped by the State of New York when DC was found to have jurisdiction. Washington DC did not pursue the case. Those who had kidnapped and enslaved Northup received no punishment.



In his first year of freedom, Northup wrote and published a memoir, "Twelve Years a Slave" (1853). He lectured on behalf of the abolitionist movement, giving more than two dozen speeches throughout the Northeast about his experiences, to build momentum against slavery. He disappeared in 1857 (although a later letter reported him alive in early 1863); some commentators thought he had been kidnapped again, but historians believe it unlikely, as he would have been considered too old to bring a good price. The details of his death have never been documented.



Northup's memoir was adapted and produced as the 1984 PBS television movie "Solomon Northup's Odyssey," and the 2013 feature film "12 Years a Slave." The latter won an Academy Award in 2014 for Best Picture. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Derby and Miller / Derby, Orton and Mulligan / Sampson Lowq, Son & Company
City: Auburn / Buffalo / London
Year: 1854
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 336 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early edition of this famous slave narrative, with twenty thousand notation at top of title page.



Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with tears at top/bottom of spine, mild rubbing and light soiling to covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at edges and outside corners. Rear hinge is cracked. Flyleaves have been excised. Name of previous owner and date of 1856 are written in pencil on blank preliminary page. Pages display foxing. Neatly written annotation in pencil appears on page 207. Work is illustrated with 7 plates, including frontispiece. All called-for illustrations are present.
Lot 2010

$90

Title: The Adirondacks
Author: T. Morris Longstreth
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1917
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/370 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this work, inscribed by the author to his mother. Inscription at top of front flyleaf reads "With love to Mother / from the author."



Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped gold, blue and two-tone green pictorial designs depicting landscapes appear on spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with numerous photographic plates and intact fold-out map. Map has small closed tear on left-hand side.

Lot 2011

$120

Book Details:
This lot consists of decorative antique and vintage books of children's and adult literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include Walt Disney and Little Golden Books, "Winnie the Pooh," "Little Men," and installments from juvenile series, such as "Stratosphere Jim and His Flying Fortress." Older readers may enjoy an eight-volume set of the works of William Shakespeare, and volumes by Sinclair Lewis, Sir Walter Scott, Margaret Mitchell. Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Emile Zola.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 2012

$90

Book Details: There are three 19th century bound magazine compilations in this lot. These are large folios, 11.5" x 16.5". Included are "Gleasons Pictorial," Vol. III, from 1852; and two volumes of "Frank Leslie's Magazine," from 1874 and 1876. These issues of "Leslie's" were published in German, presumably for the immigrant population. The text is in the old blackletter or gothic font, while the ads are in both German and English.

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Condition / Notes: "Gleason's Pictorial" is in generally good condition. Note that "Leslie's" have damage to both spines.
Lot 2013

$110

Title: Daniel Boone, and the Hunters of Kentucky
Author: William Henry Bogart - William Henry Bogart was born 1810 in Albany, New York and died 1888 in Aurora, Cayuga County, New York. He was a lawyer, legislator, journalist, historian and one of the first trustees of Wells College.



In 1840 Mr. Bogart was elected to the New York State Assembly to represent Tompkins County; he served one term. Additionally he was a clerk for the New York State Senate.



Mr. Bogart was a correspondent for New York Courier and Enquirer and the New York World newspapers, but he was also an historian and author. He most well known for his book on Daniel Boone, Daniel Boone and the Hunters of Kentucky (1854) which Bogart wrote in an attempt to rescue Daniel Boone from becoming entirely myth and legend. Bogart also wrote poetry and books on more general American history.

Publisher: Miller, Orton & Mulligan
City: Auburn and Buffalo
Year: 1854
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 390 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, with "fifth thousand" statement at top margin of title page.




Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine. Small label appears above title. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and date of 1855 appear on front pastedown. Pages display light foxing. Work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Daniel Boone, four additional plates, and numerous in-text illustrations.
Lot 2014

$120

Title: Frontiers and Wars: His Four Early Books Covering His Life as Soldier and War Correspondent Edited into One Volume
Author: Winston S. Churchill - Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS, Hon. RA was a British Conservative politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the century, he served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55). A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer, and an artist. He is the only British prime minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an Honorary Citizen of the United States.

Churchill was born into the aristocratic family of the Dukes of Marlborough. His father, Lord Randolph Churchill, was a charismatic politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer; his mother, Jenny Jerome, was an American socialite. As a young army officer, he saw action in British India, the Sudan, and the Second Boer War. He gained fame as a war correspondent and wrote books about his campaigns.

At the forefront of politics for fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. Before the First World War, he served as President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, and First Lord of the Admiralty as part of the Asquith Liberal government. During the war, he continued as First Lord of the Admiralty until the disastrous Gallipoli Campaign, which he had sponsored, caused his departure from government.He then briefly resumed active army service on the Western Front as commander of the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. He returned to government as Minister of Munitions, Secretary of State for War, and Secretary of State for Air. After the War, Churchill served as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Conservative (Baldwin) government of 1924–29, controversially returning the pound sterling in 1925 to the gold standard at its pre-war parity, a move widely seen as creating deflationary pressure on the UK economy. Also controversial were Churchill's opposition to increased home rule for India and his resistance to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII.

Out of office and politically "in the wilderness" during the 1930s, Churchill took the lead in warning about Nazi Germany and in campaigning for rearmament. On the outbreak of the Second World War, he was again appointed First Lord of the Admiralty. Following the resignation of Neville Chamberlain on 10 May 1940, Churchill became Prime Minister. His steadfast refusal to consider defeat, surrender, or a compromise peace helped inspire British resistance, especially during the difficult early days of the War when Britain stood alone in its active opposition to Hitler. Churchill was particularly noted for his speeches and radio broadcasts, which helped inspire the British people. He led Britain as Prime Minister until victory over Nazi Germany had been secured.

After the Conservative Party lost the 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition. In 1951, he again became Prime Minister, before retiring in 1955. Upon his death, Elizabeth II granted him the honor of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of world statesmen in history. Named the Greatest Briton of all time in a 2002 poll, Churchill is widely regarded as being among the most influential persons in British history.
Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode
City: London
Year: 1962
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 567 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in fancy deluxe red leather binding with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine, and gilt borders to covers. Book shows some sunning to spine and top edge of front cover. Previous owners' names appear at the top margin of blank preliminary page. Book, with gilt edges and marbled endpapers, is otherwise in excellent condition. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author, plates, maps and plans.
Lot 2015

$55

Details: This group of antique and vintage estate ephemera includesa large quantity of stamp collecting supplies and materials; a collection of over 350 pages of classic typographic ornaments and decorations, printed on good quality, ivory rag paper; about 100 pages of antique illustrations and lithographs, including fashion fold-outs; over 250 vintage magazine advertisements dating from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, including automobiles, Coca-Cola, watches, etc.; and a copy of "Frye's Complete Geography," from 1901.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in generally good condition, with typical signs of age and wear. Typographic pages are in excellent condition. Philatelic supplies are mostly new.
Lot 2016

$175

Title: The Garden Vade Mecum, or Compendium of General Gardening; And Descriptive Display of the Plants, Flowers, Shrubs, Trees and Fruits, And General Culture: Comprising a Systematic Display and Description of the Several Districts of Gardening and Plantations, under Separate Heads; Giving Intimations of the Utility, General or Particular Plans, Dimensions, Soil and Situation, &c. and of the Various Respective Plants, Flowers, Shrubs, Trees and Fruits, Proper for, and Arranged in Each District; With General Descriptions of Their Nature of Growth, Temperature, Principal and Particular Uses, Methods of Propagation and General Culture, in Their Respective Garden Departments: Consisting of the Flower Garden, Pleasure Ground, Shrubbery and Plantations, Fruit-Garden and Kitchen-Garden, Green-House and Hot-House. By John Abercrombie, Upwards of Forty Years Practical Gardener, and Author of "Every Man His Own Gardener."
Author: John Abercrombie - John Abercrombie was a Scottish horticulturist important to renovating garden techniques. He is noted for the book "Every Man His Own Gardener" (1767), which he co-wrote with Thomas Mawe. He also taught botany at the University of Cambridge.



As a young man Abercrombie was employed at the Royal Gardens at Kew, and at Leicester House; and later set up a successful market gardening business in Hackney and later at Tottenham. He rote a number of other works on gardening
Publisher: Printed for John Stockdale
City: London
Year: 1789
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 585 plus 9 pages of advertisements
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is disbound. Text block is intact. Frontispiece, with light soiling and pencil markings, is detaching. Pages display occasional age toning and light foxing.
Lot 2017

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage books on literary history and other books on books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include the illustrated "Lilies and Related Flowers," by Pierre-Joseph Redoute, along with a Sotheby's catalog from an auction of his works; "Manuscrits et Livres Precieux," "Edward Lear, 1812-1888;" "Mark Catesby's 'Natural History of America' Watercolors;" "Speak! Children's Book Illustrators Brag About Their Dogs," "The Life of Sir Walter Scott,"
a signed, limited edition of "The Gigantick Histories of Thomas Boreman;" and an 1865 re-printing of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" re-described and cataloged in a signed, limited edition by Justin G. Schiller. The volume on Sir Walter Scott is privately printed, with a fancy binding and its original tissue wrappers.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 2018

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage books on theater and film history shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "The Mirror of Gesture," ""Footlights," "The Musical Film," "Foot Lights and Spot Lights," ""Henry Irving," "Films, Facts and Forecasts," and "The Great Chicago Theater Disaster." Also included are titles which are signed by their authors: "My Movie Business," by John Irving; and "Let It Ride," by Samuel F. Pickering, Jr.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 2019

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of antique magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include, "The Riverside Magazine for Young People," 1868-9; "Oliver Optics Magazine," 1874; and "Harper's Young People," from the 1880s.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. Front cover is detached from one "Harper's."
Lot 2020

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of antique magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include four large volumes of "Arts & Letters" from the 1880s, a large format magazine distinguished by many high-quality engravings, and contributions from notable authors such as Oscar Wilde. Also included is "The Quarterly Illustrator," from 1893; "Poet-Lore, A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Shakespeare, Browning, and the Comparative Study of Literature," Vol. I, from 1889; and "The Theatre," Vol. I from 1886.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. Two volumes of "Arts & Letters" have detached boards.
Lot 2021

$150

Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage books on travel and exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Signed titles include "Six Years in the Malay Jungle," by Carveth Wells; "Leaves From My Diary," by Mary B. Barbour; "Straight Down a Crooked Lane," by Martha Byrd Porter; "Odd Bits of Travel With Brush and Camera," by Charles M. Taylor; and "Letters of Robert Stroock." Also included is
"Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, Part I," by William Lewis Herndon and Lardner Gibbon.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 2022

$225

Title: Noodle
Author: Munro Leaf - Wilbur Monroe Leaf (aka Munro Leaf), was an American author of children's literature who wrote and illustrated nearly 40 books during his 40-year career. He is best known for "The Story of Ferdinand" (1936), a children's classic which he wrote on a yellow legal-length pad in less than an hour. Labeled as subversive, it stirred an international controversy.
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
City: New York
Year: 1937
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 48 unnumbered pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: The adventures of Noodle, a very long dog, who is offered a wish by a dog fairy. Issued the year after Munro Leaf's "The Story of Ferdinand" and two years before Ludwig Bemelmans' "Madeline,"
Condition / Notes: Oblong volume is bound in light brown cloth pictorially stamped in black and brown. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Book has two-color pictorial endpapers. There is a lengthy inscription on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and bright. Work contains two-color illustrations (mostly full-page) by Ludwig Bemelmans on every other page. Intact color pictorial dust jacket, with price of $1.00 on rear flap, has a few clean tears and some small chips, light soiling, and note in ink at top of front flap.
Lot 2023

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage children's books from Walt Disney shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "The Life of Donald Duck," "Pinocchio," "Ferdinand the Bull," "Cinderella," "Lady and the Tramp," and sheet music for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." "Cinderella" includes a pop-up pumpkin made out of honeycomb crepe paper.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. The black and white illustrations in a few pages of "Ferdinand" have been colored with crayons.
Lot 2024

$110

Title: History of the Town of Newburgh
Author: Edward Manning Ruttenber
Publisher: E. M. Ruttenber & Co., Printers
City: Newburgh, New York
Year: 1859
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 322 + [2] + viii + xi pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has green library cloth binding with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm, with reinforced hinges. Volume has new endpapers and original half title page with portraits of author, artist and engraver. Pages exhibit foxing and occasional smudging at margins. Work is illustrated with plates and vignettes by Chas. W. Tice.
Lot 2025

$30

Title: A la Rector: A Miscellany of Cooking Recipes Assembled with Great Diligence and Faithfully Described Herein
Author: George Rector - George Rector was a restaurateur, raconteur and food authority who wrote several cookbooks in the 1920s and 1930s. He appeared on radio on the Columbia Broadcasting System in "Dine with George Rector" and played himself in at least one movie, "Every Day's a Holiday" (1937), with Mae West.

In the introduction to his 1939 book, Home on the Range, Rector described himself as "a sort of food representative at large", as well as an "author of several books, of a series of Saturday Evening Post articles, and of a column published by 22 newspapers—been filmed—talked to the national radio audience".(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.
City: New York
Year: 1933
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 110 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this cook book. Inscription on half title page reads "With best wishes / George Rector."



Antique volume is bound in pictorial paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and loss at top of spine. Binding is sound. Volume has decorative endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with vignettes. Two folded newspaper pages from 1943 (with recipes) are laid in, with offsetting visible on pages 30 and 31.
Lot 2026

$60

Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage books on Pennsylvania history shown in the corresponding image(s). Three are signed. Titles include "Two Hundred Years of Church History: St. John's, Pequea, Episcopal Church;" "early Narratives of Berks County," "The Harmonists: A Personal History," ""Israfel in Berkshire: Edgar Allan Poe's Visit to Reading, 1844;" "The First Decade of Printing in Reading," "The Irish Journal of William Penn, 1669-1670;" "The Battle of Bushy Run," "The Rib and Adam," "Chester County Clocks and Their Makers," and "Westtown in Trust."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 2027

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of decorative, collectible antique and vintage books of literature and poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "Moby-Dick," with illustrations by Rockwell Kent; "The Shrinking of Treehorn" and "The Awdrey-Gore Legacy, both with illustrations by Edward Gorey; a fancy, limited edition of the fables of Jean La Fontaine (in French); an inscribed copy of a 1943 mystery, "The Smell of Money" by Matthew Head; from the Limited Editions Club, an edition of "Snow-Bound," by John Greenleaf Whittier; and "Gawpy,"

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 2028

$55

Title: The Yorkshireman, a Religious and Literary Journal by a Friend
Author: Luke Howard - Luke Howard, FRS was a British manufacturing chemist and an amateur meteorologist with broad interests in science. His lasting contribution to science is a nomenclature system for clouds, which he proposed in an 1802 presentation to the Askesian Society.
Publisher: C. Elcock; Longman and Co.; Leeds, Baines and Newsome; York, W. Alexander
City: Pontefract, England
Year: 1833
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 386 pages plus 9 pages of index
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of the first volume of this five-volume publication. Author's inscription appears at top margin of title page and reads "To Alfred Cape with the / Author's kind regards / 27/ix/34." This volume contains the first 24 issues of this Quaker publication, covering the period July 1832 to June 1833.



Antique volume is bound in brown cloth-covered boards with archival taping to spine. The number one has been written at top of spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to covers and spotting at head of spine. Minor loss is visible at outside corners of boards. Binding is beginning to crack between pages 122 and 123. Pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 2029

$50

Details: There are nineteen antique or vintage periodicals in this lot. Titles include Life, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Esquire, Liberty, the Delineator, McCall's, and the Literary Digest; with publication dates ranging from 1913 to 1943. Full-color covers feature eye-catching period graphics; black and white and full-color ads are plentiful.

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Condition / Notes: These magazines are in generally good condition with some age and wear indications.
Lot 2030

$40

Title: Investigation of Certain Trusts: Report in Relation to the Sugar Trust and Standard Oil Trust by the Committee of Manufactures, House of Representatives
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1889
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 210/956 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with stamped lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and very small holes to upper spine edges. Binding is firm. Fore edges display light soiling. Pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 2031

$50

Details: This group of collectible estate ephemera includes hundreds of vintage front strike matchbooks from all over the United States (and Mexico); hundreds of colorful, unsorted, vintage foreign stamps; and a 1945 vintage card game, "Cities," complete with original box and instructions. Many of the matchbooks are from Las Vegas and Reno casinos, many other nightspots in Los Angeles and New York, or are advertisements for products.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in generally good condition. Please note wear on the game box.
Lot 2032

$25

Details: Titles in this collection of vintage and antique estate books and ephemera include the following (not all items are listed):
"Warner's Calendar of Medical History" for 1942
magazine compilation of "The Trumpeter", the house organ of the American Stores Corporation, 1923
pocket-size pulp edition of the stories of Guy de Maupassant, 1943
a slipcase full of maps from the International Correspondence Schools, 1906
"Dodge Reports Year Book," 1921
Hudson Hydra-Matic Drive manual, 1951
Gettysburg souvenir pictorial, 1913 (50th anniversary) edition
"Moslem Women," missionary book, 1926
"The Primary Christmas Book," 1922
"Dr.D. Jayne's Medical Almanac and guide to Health," 1934
"The Song of Our Syrian Guest," 1906
"The Royal Arch Mason," 1955
Radio station WWVA (Wheeling, West Virginia) 1950 "Family Album".

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Condition / Notes: These items are in generally good condition.
Lot 2033

$200

Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage books of theology and of general non-fiction reference shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include books on nutrition and health, education, medicine, etiquette, business, industry, and economics, and other topics. In addition to volumes on spirituality and devotional practice, there are several antique hymnals of different sizes, formats, and denominations.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 2034

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of deorative antique books of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "Trumps: A Novel," "The Cavaliers of the Cross: A Historical Romance," "Hugh Worthington," "Roman Traitor: or, the Days of Cicero, Cato and Cataline, a True Tale of the Republic" (complete), "Paul and Virginia," "Legends of the Province-House," by Nathaniel Hawthorne; and "Jeames's Diary, a Legend of the Rhine, and Rebecca and Rowena," by William Makepeace Thackeray.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 2035

$10

Details: There are about 55 pieces of sheet music in this vintage and antique assortment, which includes many exemplars of the cowboy, country and western themes of the 1940s and 1950s. Earlier covers showcase film and movie star tie-ins, Christmas novelty hits, and other popular songs of the 1920s through 1950s. One notable inclusion is "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down," better known as the Looney Tunes theme song ("That's all, folks!").

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Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in generally good condition. One or two pieces have detached covers.
Lot 2036

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the antique yearbook shown in the corresponding image(s). This is the volume for 1914 published by the United States Army's Mounted Service School in Fort Riley, Kansas. Includes description of the school and its training activities, the various units attending the school, rosters of graduates and general articles on horsemanship. This profusely-illustrated volume contains a series of articles on types of the saddle horse and allied types, the army in the horse shows for 1913, construction and selection of jumps, polo in the army, National Guard horsemanship, as well as notes on the training of a colt and army racing and records for 1913, among other texts.


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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth over beveled boards with stamped gilt lettering and logo to front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and fraying at lower edge of front cover. Binding is cracked between preliminary pages. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and well-preserved fold-out tables.
Lot 2037

$175

Book Details: This lot consists of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include three "Uncle Wiggily" books, "The Wizard of Oz," "Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks With a Circus;" "The Boy's Story of Lindbergh, the Lone Eagle;" "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," ""Andersen's Fairy Tales," and Lorna Doone." "Uncle Wiggily's Picture Book" comes with 32 color plates which fit into a pocket on the inside back cover, but which can also be inserted into stiff paper frames bound into the text.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 2038

$80

Title: Reminiscences of the Early Bench and Bar of Illinois
Author: Usher F. Linder
Publisher: The Chicago Legal News Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1879
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 406 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work, with an introduction and appendix by Joseph Gillespie. A number of the texts relate to the life and career of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.



Antique volume is bound in terracotta brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and stamped black ornamental designs to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 2039

$225

Title: Works
Author: Benjamin Disraeli - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government for three decades, twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Although his father had him baptised to Anglicanism at age 12, he was nonetheless Britain's first and thus far only Prime Minister who was born into a Jewish family—originally from Portugal. He played an instrumental role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846.

Although he was a major figure in the protectionist wing of the Conservative Party after 1844, Disraeli's relations with the other leading figures in the party, particularly Lord Derby, the overall leader, were often strained. Not until the 1860s would Derby and Disraeli be on easy terms, and the latter's succession of the former assured. From 1852 onwards, Disraeli's career would also be marked by his often intense rivalry with William Ewart Gladstone, who eventually rose to become leader of the Liberal Party. In this feud, Disraeli was aided by his warm friendship with Queen Victoria, who came to detest Gladstone during the latter's first premiership in the 1870s. In 1876 Disraeli was raised to the peerage as the Earl of Beaconsfield, capping nearly four decades in the House of Commons.

Before and during his political career, Disraeli was well known as a literary and social figure, although his novels are not generally regarded as a part of the Victorian literary canon. He mainly wrote romances, of which Sybil and Vivian Grey are perhaps the best-known today. He is exceptional among British Prime Ministers for having gained equal social and political renown. He was twice successful as the Glasgow University Conservative Association's candidate for Rector of the University, holding the post for two full terms between 1871 and 1877.
Publisher: Bernhard Tauchnitz
City: Leipzig
Year: 1844-1880
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 15 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This edition of the "Collection of British Authors" contains the following titles: "Henrietta Temple," "Coningsby," "Contarini Fleming," "Alroy," "Sybil," as well as two-volume editions of "Tancred," "Endymion," "Venetia," "Lothair" and "Vivian Grey."
Condition / Notes: Antique set, apparently privately bound, has quarter red leather with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Books show light external wear, with mild rubbing to covers. Bindings are firm. Volumes have gilt top edges and marbled endpapers. Antique bookplates of Charles E. Hatfield can be seen on front pastedowns. Pages are clean and without markings. Volume containing "Contarini Fleming" is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait depicting a young Disraeli.
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