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Lot 1001

$200

Title: Fishing with the Fly: Sketches by Lovers of the Art, with Illustrations of Standard Flies
Author: uncredited author
Editor: A. Nelson Cheney, Charles F. Orvis
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1886
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 325 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering and black pictorial designs on spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Rear hinge is cracked. Previous owner's name and date of Oct. 4, 1989 appear on front flyleaf. A small number of pages display light foxing. Illustrated with color plates of flies.

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Lot 1002

$200

Title: The Elements of Algebra in Ten Books: By Nicholas Saunderson LL. D. Late Lucasian Professor of the Mathematics in the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of the Royal Society. To Which Is Prefixed, an Account of the Author's Life and Character, Collected from His Oldest and Most Intimate Acquaintance
Author: Nicholas Saunderson - Nicholas Saunderson FRS was an English scientist and mathematician, who may have been the earliest discoverer of Bayes theorem.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press UK
City: Cambridge, England
Year: 1740
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: "This Work (says the Author) is chiefly intended for the instruction of young beginners, and for the use of those who have such under their care. It is divided into ten books, with an introduction prefixed concerning vulgar and decimal fractions; the former being absolutely necessary to a thorough knowledge of Algebra...By the account here given it is easy to see, that the author intended, this treatise, not as a course of Algebra only, but also to promote, as far as possible, the study of Geometry, by removing or explaining all those difficulties which, from a long experience, he knows are apt to retard, if not discourage, young students in their progress through the Elements." (from "Advertisement")


Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Bright gilt-stamped emblem appears on front and rear covers. Books show external wear, with narrow cracking along spine edges and minor chipping to covers. Archival repair work can be seen at ends of spines. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners of boards. Hinges are cracked. Endpapers display foxing and darkening to edges. Second volume has small paper-covered stains at edges of pastedowns. Pages exhibit occasional light foxing, concentrated on/around plates. This work is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author and 8 well-preserved engraved fold-out plates. List of subscribers appears at front of first volume.

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Lot 1003

$110

Title: The Tourist in Portugal
Author: W. H. Harrison
Publisher: Robert Jennings
City: London
Year: 1839
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/290 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This title appears as Jenning's Landscape Annual for 1839.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is handsomely bound in blind-stamped dark green leather with raised bands, bright stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine. Book shows minimal external wear. Volume has new marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. This work is lavishly illustrated with color frontispiece, half title page with color vignette and color plates. All called-for plates are present.

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Lot 1004

$175

Title: Northwest Passage
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, Doran and Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1937
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: "Northwest Passage" is a historical novel by Kenneth Roberts, published in 1937. Told through the eyes of primary character Langdon Towne, much of the novel follows the exploits and character of Robert Rogers, the leader of Rogers' Rangers, who were a colonial force fighting with the British during the French and Indian War.

Structurally, "Northwest Passage" is divided into halves. The first half is a carefully researched, day-by-day recreation of the raid by Rogers' Rangers on the Indian village at Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec (or Saint Francis, to the Americans troops), a settlement of the Abenakis, an American Indian tribe. The second half of the novel covers Rogers' later life in London, England, and Fort Michilimackinac, Michigan. Roberts' decision to cover the novel's material in two distinct halves followed the actual trajectory of Rogers' life.

The book later served as the basis for a 1940 movie starring Spencer Tracy and a 1958-59 TV show on NBC starring Buddy Ebsen.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volume limited edition numbered and signed by the author. Signature appears on limitation page. This is copy number 683 of 1050.

Set is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show mild external wear, with darkening to spines. Bindings are sound. First volume has map endpapers. Both volumes have gilt top edges. Large bookplate can be seen on blank preliminary page of first volume and front pastedown of second volume. Interiors are clean and bright. Second volume has a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Major Robert Rogers.

Slipcase displays shelfwear. One side panel is detached from bottom panel.

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Lot 1005

$200

Details: In 1947 the Great Northern Railway Company of St. Paul, MN published this folio, "Blackfeet Indians of Glacier National Park," a collection of 24 full color prints of portraits drawn by Winold Reiss. Accompanying it is "Out of the North," a brief historical sketch of the tribe by Frank Bird Linderman.

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Condition / Notes: This set is complete and intact as originally published, and in very good condition. Please note that the original envelope is torn.

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Lot 1006

$40

Title: A History of the Whig Party, or Some of Its Main Features; With a Hurried Glance at the Formation of Parties in the United States, and the Outlines of the History of the Principal Parties of the Country to the Present Time, Etc. Etc.
Author: R. McKinley Ormsby
Publisher: Crosby, Nichols, & Company
City: Boston
Year: 1859
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 377 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce presentation copy of this first edition. Pencil inscription on front flyleaf reads "Presented to J. H. Peters / By R. Mc K. Ormsby / March 22, 1876."


Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped pebbled green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

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Lot 1007

$225

Title: Walt Disney's Fantasia
Author: Deems Taylor - Joseph Deems Taylor was an American composer, music critic, and promoter of classical music. Nat Benchley, author of The Lost Algonquin Roundtable, referred to him as "the dean of American music." Taylor was a promoter of classical music throughout his life. His journalism career included posts as music critic for the New York World beginning in 1921, and editor of Musical America from 1927 to 1929.

Taylor also worked extensively in broadcasting, and as intermission commentator for the New York Philharmonic. He appeared in Walt Disney's 1940 film "Fantasia" as the film's Master of Ceremonies, and was instrumental in selecting the musical pieces that were used in the film, including the then-controversial "Sacre du Printemps."


Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1940
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 157 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 13.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in tan cloth with stamped blue lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. This work contains numerous color and b&w lithographic illustrations, sixteen of which are tipped in.

Price-clipped dust jacket displays small tears at edges. Front panel offers well-preserved bright color illustration. Jack is preserved in mylar.

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Lot 1008

$110

Title: Report on the Adirondack and State Land Surveys to the Year 1884 with a Description of the Location of the Boundaries of the Great Land Patents and an Account of the Variation of the Magnetic Needle in Northern New York, between the Years 1766 and 1883, with Rainfall and Temperature Tables, and a List of the State Lands
Author: Verplanck Colvin
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 343 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and embossed pictorial design to front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling and discoloration to covers. Binding is sound. Damp stains can be seen to pages and fold-out plates/maps.

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Lot 1009

$70

Title: The House of the Sixty Fathers
Author: Meindert DeJong - Meindert De Jong, sometimes spelled de Jong, DeJong or Dejong was a Dutch-American, award-winning author of children's books.
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: circa 1962
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 189 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Based on the author's own experiences as a military flier in China during the Second World War.

This work was recipient of the of the Josette Frank Award (then named the Children's Book Award of the Child Study Association) in 1956. It was also named a Newbery Honor Book in 1957.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of this work of children's literature signed by renowned illustrated Maurice Sendak. Signature appears on half title page.

Volume is bound in illustrated blue cloth with brown lettering to spine and front cover. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

The front flap of the dust jacket indicates an original price of USD 3.79 and has been clipped at the upper corner.

Front panel of dust jacket bears golden seal with the caption "First American Winner of the International Hans Christian Award," which was awarded to the author in 1962.

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Lot 1010

$130

Title: The Collected Works of George Moore
Author: George Moore - George Augustus Moore was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist.
Publisher: Boni and Liveright, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 21 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of the Carra edition of the collected works of George Moore. Author's signature appears on limitation page at front of first volume. This is copy 40 of 1000.

This antique set is bound in light green paper-covered boards with vellum-backed spines with paper title labels. These books show mild external wear, with browning and faint moisture markings to spines. Books are solidly bound. Antique bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Interiors are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with tipped-in frontispieces with tissue guards.

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Lot 1011

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on Pennsylvania history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Byways and Boulevards in and about Historic Philadelphia" (Corn Exchange National Bank, 1925) signed by author Francis Burke Brandt, a limited edition of "Eighteenth Century Reformed Church Schools" (Norristown Press, 1930, 1 of 200 copies) by Frederick George Livingood, a first edition of "Old Churches and Meeting Houses in and around Philadelphia" (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1926, in dj) by John T. Faris, and "Pennsylvania the Golden" (National Historical Association, Inc., 1933, in dj) by Herman L. Collins.

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

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Lot 1012

$140

Book Details: Included in this lot of collectible literature are books by John McPhee, Boccaccio, Pindar, James Branch Cabell, and Leigh Hunt. Many popular novels from the 1930s and 1940s also appear, with colorful dust jackets protected by Mylar covers.

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


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Lot 1013

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Pleiades Club Year Book" (1910), and an author-signed "Dogtown Common" (Kitty Parsons Recchia, 1936, in original wrappers).

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

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Lot 1014

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "The Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition: A Record Based on Official Data and Departmental Reports" (Current Publications, Inc., 1929, number 160 of original subscription edition), an author-signed first edition of "British Politics and the American Revolution" (University of Oklahoma Press, 1954, in dj), an author-signed first edition of "Abigail Adams" (Little, Brown and Company, 1947, in dj) and a first edition of "George Bourne and "The Book and Slavery Irreconcilable"" (The Historical Society of Delaware & The Presbyterian Historical Society, 1969, in dj) signed by author John W. Christie.

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

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Lot 1015

$70

Title: Roosevelt as We Knew Him: The Personal Recollections of One Hundred and Fifty of His Friends and Associates
Author: Frederick S. Wood
Publisher: The John C. Winston Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1954
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxi/487 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is an author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For my friend / Elbert N. Pusey, Esq. / I hope you enjoy the / reading of this as I did its / preparation / May1, 1958 Fred S. Wood."

Volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with photographic plates.



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Lot 1016

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Quaker history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Memoirs of the Life of Isaac Penington; To Which Is Added a Review of His Writings" (Thomas Kite, 1831) by Joseph Gurney Bevan, "Fruits of a Father's Love; Being the Advice of William Penn to His Children, Relating to Their Civil and Religious Conduct" (Benjamin Johnson, 1792), and George Lippard's "The Quaker City; or, the Monks of Monk-Hall. A Romance of Philadelphia Life, Mystery and Crime" (Self-Published, 1846).

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

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Lot 1017

$50

Title: History of New York, from the First Discovery to the Year M. DCC. XXXII. To Which Is Annexed, a Description of the Country, with a Short Account of the Inhabitants, Their Religion and Political State, and the Constitution of the Courts of Justice in That Colony. With a Continuation, from the Year 1732, to the Commencement of the Year 1814
Author: William Smith
Publisher: Ryer Schermerhorn
City: Albany
Year: 1814
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 511 pages plus 1 page of contents
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label and gilt ruling to spine. Book shows external wear, with narrow cracking along spine edges and mild scuffing along edges. Binding is sound. Endpapers have darkened edges. Previous owners' names can be seen on half title page. Pages with yellow edges exhibit sporadic light foxing.

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Lot 1018

$30

Book Details: These slender books convey the history and spirit of Christian evangelism and missionary zeal in mid- to late 19th America. Missions in Africa and Ceylon are recounted, as well as trips to the Palestine and the Holy Land. One slim pamphlet testifies to the rise of eschatological fervor at the turn of the century in a history of a Rochester church devoted to end-times theology and the Book of Revelation. A book on the African journeys of David Livingstone complements the collection.

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


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Lot 1019

$30

Book Details: Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California is the subject of this group of books, which includes selections by John Muir and photographs by Ansel Adams. One volume, "The Lore and the Lure of Yosemite," is signed by its author, Herbert Earl Wilson.

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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 1020

$55

Book Details: This collection of American circus history is as informative as it is colorful. Titles include "The Directory of American Circuses 1793-2000," "The Circus Moves by Rail," and "Tanbark and Tinsel." Included are two books by P.T. Barnum, one a memoir and the other about animals. Three books have appeal for children: "Buffalo Bill's Boyhood," "Davey's Adventures with the Clyde Beatty Circus," and that classic tale of running away to join the circus, "Toby Tyler."

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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 1021

$175

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.


Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.

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Lot 1022

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on theology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Sermons on the Mode and Subjects of Christian Baptism" (Hampshire Missionary Society, 1803) by Joseph Lathrop, and "The Corner-Stone, or a Familiar Illustrations of the Principles of Christian Truth" (H. & E. Phinney, 1845, with detached front board) by Jacob Abbott.

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

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Lot 1023

$60

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian books promotes an appreciation for nature, whether in the wild or on the farm. Books on agriculture and animal husbandry include a study of the horse and a volume on farming in New England. Wild animals are explored in Ernest Seton Thompson's "Lives of the Hunted," a guidebook to the birds of the Northeast U.S., and an 1890 Bulletin of the U.S. Fish Commission. The subject of John Muir's "Our National Parks" is self-explanatory. All of these books are illustrated with detailed black & white plates, maps, and/or photographs.

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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 1024

$120

Book Details: Many books on strictly physiological topics are present in this large collection, including works on anesthesiology, cardiology, neurology, etc., while histories of psychology and psychiatry remain prominent. Books on the development of theories of the unconscious, the ego, hysteria, infant and child development, and other aspects of psychological inquiry share the lot with works that merge into philosophy and anthropology (e.g., studies of hysteria in Eskimos, or of people who moved to the Southwest for their health). Works by or about the following authors include Suzanne Langer, Otto Rank, Alfred Adler, and Sigmund Freud. One interesting 1910 book concerns the suppression of tuberculosis in Massachusetts factories.

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


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Lot 1025

$25

Title: Pocket Guide to Salem, Mass. 1885
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: H. P. Ives, "Old Corner Bookstore," Publisher
City: Salem, Massachusetts
Year: circa 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 78 pages plus 12 unnumbered pages of advertisement and 50 blank pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique small-format volume is bound in quarter leather over pebbled cloth. Stamped gilt lettering appears on spine. Front board is detached. Spine shows wear. Antique historical society bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Text block is intact. Title page exhibits smudging. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 1026

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Illustrations of Baptismal Fonts" (John Van Voorst, 1844), an author-signed first edition of J. J. Owen's "Spiritual Fragments" (The Rosenthal-Saalburg Co., 1890) and "Meditations and Contemplations on the Sufferings of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ" (Vestry of the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of St. Michael's Church, 1833). by J. Rambach.

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


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Lot 1027

$70

Book Details: This handsome, antiquarian "Booklovers Edition" of the works of William Shakespeare was published by the University Society of New York in 1901. Complete in 40 volumes, these small-size (5" x 7") books are bound in maroon cloth, with gold-stamped leather on the spines. Each volume features a color frontispiece, and a preface with provides historical background on the material. In addition to all of his 37 plays, three additional volumes contain his poems and sonnets, a biography and critical essays, and an index to the works.

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Condition / Notes: This is a beautiful set in good condition.

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Lot 1028

$25

Title: The Hunters' Feast; or, Conversations around the Camp-Fire
Author: Mayne Reid - Thomas Mayne Reid was an Irish-American novelist. "Captain" Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica.

Publisher: De Witt & Davenport, Publishers
City: New York
Year: circa 1856
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 364 pages plus 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at foot of spine and minor loss at corners. Binding is sound. Frontispiece is detaching. Lightly age-toned pages display foxing throughout, with heavier foxing present on/around plates and tissue guards.

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Lot 1029

$50

Details: There are many hundreds of individual pages of vintage or antique magazine advertising in this lot, dating from the turn of the century into the 1930s. Most pages are in black & white, but some printed are in full color. A wide range of products are advertised.

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Condition / Notes: These pages are all in good condition.

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Lot 1030

$25

Title: The Whip, Hoe, and Sword; or, the Gulf-Department in '63
Author: George H. Hepworth
Publisher: Walker, Wise, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1864
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 298 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. Book lacks spine cover. Front board is detaching. Blank preliminary pages are detached. Text block is intact. Small library stamp appears on title page and final page of text. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 1031

$20

Title: Candide
Author: Voltaire - François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate, despite strict censorship laws with harsh penalties for those who broke them.As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.
Publisher: The Literary Guild
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 111 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped silver lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Endpapers display very light foxing. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Illustrated throughout by Rockwell Kent.

Intact dust shows small stain at spine edge of front panel and darkening to top edges. Minute fraying and (closed) tears also appear along top edges.

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Lot 1032

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A History of Armenian Christianity from the Beginning to Our Own Time" (The Armenian Missionary Association of America, Inc., 1946) by Leon Arpee, two hardcover compilations of the Philadelphia periodical "Scattered Seeds" (First School Day Association, 1878 / 1880), and an author-signed edition of "The World in Tune" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1954) by Elizabeth Gray Vining. It should be noted that the leather-bound Kimber and Sharpless' Stereotype bible from the early nineteenth century contains genealogical information relating to the Megil(l)igan and Miller families, which are written in in the section entitled "Family Record" and on laid-in slips of paper.

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

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Lot 1033

$110

Title: Sixth Annual Report of the Forest, Fish and Game Commision of the State of New York
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: James B. Lyon, State Printer
City: Albany
Year: 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 531 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in tan buckram with stamped dark brown lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped pictorial design in green and brown depicting forest scene can be seen on front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Pages and plates display marginal moisture markings at lower right corner. Occasional foxing is also visible. This work is illustrated with 11 color fish plates by Denton, 5 color plates of birds by Ridgway, 6 color plates of insects by Joutel, as well as photographic plates and tables. This volume also contains color maps, including several well-preserved fold-out maps.

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Lot 1034

$100

Title: American Archives: Fourth Series. Containing a Documentary History of the English Colonies in North America, from the King's Message to Parliament, of March 7, 1774, to the Declaration of Independence by the United States Volume II
Author: Peter Force - Peter Force was a 19th-century politician, newspaper editor, archivist, and historian.

Publisher: M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1839
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: clii/3-1958 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This is the second volume, fourth series, of the following:

"American Archives: consisting of a collection of authentick records, state papers, debates, and letters and other notices of publick affairs, the whole forming a documentary history of the origin and progress of the North American colonies; of the causes and accomplishment of the American revolution; and of the Constitution of government for the United States, to the final ratification thereof. In six series. First series. From the discovery and settlement of the North American colonies, to the Revolution in England, in 1688. Second series. From the Revolution in England, in 1688, to the cession of Canada to Great Britain, by the Treaty at Paris, in 1763. Third series. From the cession of Canada, in 1763, to the King's message to Parliament, of March 7th, 1774, on the proceedings in North America. Fourth series. From the King's message, of March 7th, 1774, to the Declaration of Independence, by the United States, in 1776. Fifth series. From the Declaration of Independence, in 1776, to the definitive Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, in 1783. Sixth series. From the Treaty of Peace, in 1783, to the final ratification of the constitution of government for the United States, proposed by the Convention, held at Philadelphia, in 1787."

The 1st, 2d, 3d, and 6th series have never appeared. The 5th series, left unfinished, ends with the year 1776.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine and leather-tipped corners. Stamped gilt lettering appears on spine and paper label of the library of the U.S. House of Representatives can be seen on front and rear board. This ex-library book shows external wear, with chipping and cracking to spine. Call number label is visible at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. Stamp appears at top margin of second title page (each volume has a separate title page). Stamp is also visible on top edge of text block. No other institutional markings or attachments are present. Pages display scattered foxing. Fold-out plate is intact. Text appears in double columns. Pagination is by column.

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