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Lot 1307

$30

Book Details: This group of vintage and antiquarian children's books includes volumes from classic juvenile series with their original dust jackets. These books feature Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton, and Tarzan. Also included are two stand-alone novels, the classic "Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates," by Mary Mapes Dodge; and "The Pilot," by James Fenimore Cooper.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1308

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain issues of the Frankfurt daily Frankfurter Zeitung und Handelsblatt from the years 1914 (Nov. 15th to December 31st ) and 1915 (July 1st to December 31st.). These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of the First World War, as it was seen and experienced from a German perspective. These newspapers have maps showing major fronts of the war and/or combat areas. Issues also contain illustrated advertisements that provide insight into home front conditions.


Condition / Notes: These folio volumes, measuring approximately 16" x 22.25", are bound in cloth-backed paper-covered boards. Ex-library books show varying degrees of external wear, with some soiling to covers. Boards may be detached, with initial or final pages exhibiting heavy condition wear or altogether lacking. Text blocks are intact. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Pages may occasionally show closed tear or small amount of tape repair.

It should be noted that staining is visible on edges of text block of some volumes.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 1309

$350

Title: Breou's Official Series of Farm Maps: Chester County, Pennsylvania. Compiled, Drawn and Published from Personal Examinations and Surveys
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: W. H. Kirk & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 265 pages
Width: 16" Height: 21"
Book Details: This antique atlas has full- and double-page color maps printed on one side of leaf only. This title is part of Breou"s Official series of farm maps.
Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in gray cloth with gilt-lettered dark brown label to front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers. Binding is separating at title page. Front flyleaf has long closed tear across mid-section. Initial pages, including title page, are detaching. Initial pages exhibit minor chipping, small closed tears and darkening at edges. Final 14 pages have chipped and stained upper outside corner tips, with no loss to content. Versos of maps are numbered in red pencil in upper outside corner. Smudging may appear on edges of maps. Occasional light pencil markings to maps. Full- and double-page color maps are otherwise well preserved.

All maps are present.

Laid in is an antique untitled manuscript map, drafted in the 19th century, showing property divisions, with names of property owners, size of property and dates listed within each division. The abbreviations pat. war. and sur. often accompany dates. This map, measuring approximately 23.25" x 18", presumably relating to one of the areas covered by atlas, shows faint staining and small tears at edges. Closed tear measuring approximately 6.5" advances into center from right-hand edge. Tape repair can be seen along one edge of verso.

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Lot 1310

$30

Book Details: This collection of upstate New York history includes diverse perspectives. Some provide a traditional historical approach "View of Old Rochester," "Chronicles of Lake George," the Town of Dryden "Centennial History" -- and others take a more focused or personal perspective. These include the diaries of Cornell University's first president, Andrew Dickson White, "A History of Masonry in Monroe County," an account of labor relations at the Revere Copper company in Rome, and a memoir of the natural world of western NY's Allegany County.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books and 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 1311

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the antique magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These are volumes XXV and XXXI of "Harper's New Monthly Magazine," containing issues from June to November, 1862, and June to November, 1865. These Civil War-era periodicals offer pieces by Benson J. Lossing, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, W. M. Thackeray, et al. These magazines are well illustrated, and include a number of full-page fashion illustrations

Among the articles gathered in these volumes are James Wayne's "Louis Agassiz," W. Parker Snow's "Arctic Exploratins," J. T. Headley's "About Cannon," A. H. Guernsey's "The Last of the Dandies" in the earlier volume, and W. F. G. Peck's "Four Years under Fire at Charleston," Thomas Jordan's "Jefferson Davis," W. F. G. Shanks's "Recollections of General Grant," B. S. Calef's "Prison Life in the Confederacy" and Samuel Osgood's "Garden Philosophy."

Also included is Noah Brooks's "Recollections of Abraham Lincoln," with a portrait entitled "Abraham Lincoln at Home."

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Condition / Notes: Antique folio volumes are bound in quarter leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Books show moderate external wear, with minor loss at edge and corners. Bindings are firm. Pages exhibit sporadic foxing.



For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 1312

$90

Title: The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans with Biographical Sketches
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: D. Rice & A. N. Hart
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1856
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped full leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Front and rear boards display elaborate ornamental designs. Books show external wear, with rubbing and chipping to spines and along edges. Minor loss of material is visible at outside corners of boards. First volume has white stain to lower half of front cover. Front hinge of first volume is cracked. Other bindings are firm. Endpapers display light soiling and/or smudging. Previous owner's name can be seen on front flyleaves. Gilt-edged pages exhibit occasional foxing and age toning. Foxing is most apparent on/around tissue guards. This work is illustrated with many engraved plates offering portraits of key figures in American history to the mid-nineteenth century.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 1313

$35

Details: There are seven original antique engravings or lithographs in this handsome collection of mounted art. The two smallest (3.5" x 2.5") date from the 16th century. One shows Moses dividing the Red Sea, with the Israelites safe on dry land while Pharaoh's troops founder. Also included is a colorful scene from Froissart's chronicles of a medieval army besieging a town (8.5" x 6.5"); three 19th century steel engravings, one of them hand-colored;and a 19th century original ink drawing. All of these items are matted or mounted on foam-core. (Dimensions indicate the size of the art, not the mat.)

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1314

$80

Details: This diverse collection of antique estate ephemera dates mostly from the 1880-1930 era, with some later additions. Included are Victorian calling and holiday cards, a lacy 1930 valentine, grammar and Sunday school keepsakes and awards; legal materials, including a will, car registrations, farm inventory, etc.; a 1930s map of Ethiopia, a 1940 pedigree for a Scottish Terrier, an 1880s autograph album, a 1930s greeting card with a dirty joke; and a 1905 souvenir photograph booklet of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Much of the lot consists of postal covers -- envelopes, stamps, and correspondence.

The jewel of the lot may be the 1822 appointment certificate from the Masonic lodge in Burlington, KY. Engraved on vellum, with blue silk ribbon and seal, it is a striking artifact.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books and 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1315

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of New York state shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Transactions of the New York State Agricultural Society, with an Abstract of the Proceedings of the County Agricultural Societies" (Van Benthuysen & Sons Steam Printing House, 1867, Volume XXVI, with fold-out plates), and "The Real Diary of a Rochester Boy, 1864" (Rochester Herald , 1917).

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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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1316

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are A. E. Grantham's "Porcelain Pagodas and Palaces of Jade: Musings of an Old Collector" (E. P. Dutton and Company Inc., Publishers, n.d.), and "Chats on Old Coins" (Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers, circa 1913) by Fred W. Burgess.

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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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 1317

$30

Title: Reminiscences of Saratoga and Ballston
Author: William L. Stone
Publisher: Virtue & Yorston
City: New York
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 451 pages plus 4 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 to spine and black lettering to front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's annotation appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains tissue-guarded plates and textual illustrations.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1318

$110

Details: There are 47 issues of the "Imperial Shakspere" in this collection. Serially produced in the 1870s, these 11" x 15" paper-bound folios reprint Shakespeare's plays illustrated by superb lithograph plates.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books and 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 1319

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of compilations of antique English periodical shown in the corresponding image(s). These bound issues of The St. James's Gazette: An Evening Review and Record of News date from the 1880's.

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Condition / Notes: These massive volumes, measuring approximately 11" x 15.25", are either disbound or have detached boards. Text blocks are intact. Initial and final pages may show significant soiling and/or tearing. Pages are otherwise well preserved.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $67.00
Lot 1320

$20

Book Details: This collection of literary history is rich with books by and about important, canonical writers, roughly covering the period 1750-1980. The one exception is a beautiful, illustrated book containing the meditations of Hildegard of Bingen. Other authors include Henry Miller, in a book on the history of the censorship of "Tropic of Cancer;" the letters of Washington Irving in a four-volume set; Tobias Smollett, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Herman Melville, John Donne, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Anton Chekhov, Madame de Stael, and Boccaccio. Anthologies cover the history of British poetry, and twentieth century American writers between Ernest Hemingway and Norman Mailer.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $42.50
Lot 1321

$110

Book Details: This collection of antique National Cash Register manuals includes illustrated mechanical descriptions, repair guides and price lists for various NCR machines made between 1923 and 1938, with one outlier dating from 1948.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1322

$110

Title: In & Around the Grand Canyon: The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona
Author: George Whaton James - George Wharton James was a prolific popular lecturer, photographer and journalist, writing more than 40 books and many articles and pamphlets on California and the American Southwest.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1900
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/341 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work. This is the Pasadena Edition, limited to 500 copies, of which this is copy number 18. Author's signature appears on limitation page.

Antique re-backed volume is bound in three-quarter leather. Printed paper label appears at head of spine. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and heavy chipping to outside corners. Hinges are cracked. Volume has marbled endpapers that show darkening at edges. Interior is clean and without markings. This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece, as well as full-page and in-text illustrations.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 1323

$30

Title: Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley: With the Original Narratives of Marquette, Allouez, Membre, Hennepin, and Anastase Douay
Author: John Gilmary Shea
Publisher: Redfield
City: Clinton Hall, New York
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: lxxx/267 pages plus 1 page containing "comparative table"
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in green cloth with stamped black lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows sunning to spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Endpapers are new . Pencil annotations on front endpaper display erasure. Book dealer's pencil annotations can be seen on blank preliminary page. Faded library stamp is visible on copyright page. Remnants of card pocket appear on rear pastedown. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. Facsimile fold-out map at rear of volume has tears along folds.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1324

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of Massachusetts shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "History of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, Mass." (Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers, 1889, ex-library, detaching binding) by Charles H. Farnam, "The Commemorative Services of the First Church in Newton, Massachusetts, on the Occasion of the Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Its Foundation" (Press of Rockwell and Churchill, 1890), and "King's Handbook of Newton, Massachusetts" (Moses King, Corporation, 1889) by M. F. Sweetser.

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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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1325

$150

Details: This lot includes the group of 3 original pieces of artwork from the Francis W. Davis estate shown in the corresponding image(s). Present are a large unsigned painting, perhaps by Davis, measuring approximately 30.25" x 25", showing a group of birds in flight over a body of water, with wetlands in the background, an undated painting (approximately 24" x 18") by author Susan E. Harris depicting a saddled horse on green pasture, with fences and hills in background, and a pencil sketch by Roy M. Mason entitled "Wrightestown Guides" signed and dated 1954 by artist in lower left corner of plate and inscribed "To Frank from Roy / Aug 26/56" on label attached to verso of paper matting frame.

These works are from the estate of renowned wildlife artist Francis W. Davis (1920-1999), who spent most of his life in rural Sullivan County, New York, painting and drawing scenes of nature, hunting and fishing. His reputation as an illustrator extended across the United States and his original paintings became much sought after early in his career. He was one of the original Catskill Guardians, a group of dedicated environmental protectionists who were instrumental in saving the Beaverkill and the Willowemoc. He also created the Wildwood Art Gallery, where Catskill artists would exhibit their work.

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Condition / Notes: All items are well preserved.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $49.50
Lot 1326

$80

Details: This large group of vintage philately includes generous supplies of loose stamps and used covers, as well sub-collections of mint sheet and plate blocks, unusual cancellations, etc. Some items are sorted into envelopes or pages, and some are at large.

Also included is a 1910 stock certificate from the Tidewater Portland Cement Company of Delaware, complete with stock transfer stamps.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $21.50
Lot 1327

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "History of Weymouth, Massachusetts in Four Volumes. Vol. 2: Historical" (Weymouth Historical Society, 1923), "The Centennial Celebrations of the City of Newton on the Seventeenth of June and the Fourth of July, 1776-1876" (Newton City Council, 1876) and "Two Centuries of Travel in Essex County, Massachusetts: A Collection of Narratives and Observations by Travellers, 1605-1799" (The Topsfield Historical Society, 1921) compiled by George Francis Dow.

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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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1328

$110

Title: Pawnee Bill (Major Gordon W. Lillie): His Experience and Adventures on the Western Plains or from the Saddle of a "Cowboy and Ranger" to the Chair of a "Bank President"
Author: J. H. DeWolff
Publisher: Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West Company
City: Unknown
Year: 1902
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 108 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: An account of Wild West showman and performer Gordon William Lillie (1860-1942), which contains chapters on Pawnee Bill's buffalo ranch, Apache chief Geronimo, the Western Pony Express, the American cowboy, the Mountain Meadow massacre, and General Custer.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover. Color pictorial designs appear on front and rear covers, with back cover offering a portrait of Major Gordon W. Lillie, "Pawnee Biill." Book shows moderate external wear, with faint stain to a portion of lower half of front cover and mild rubbing to covers. Lettering on spine faded and obscured by narrow cracking. Front hinge is cracked. Binding also cracked between frontispiece and title page. Age-toned pages are clean and without marking. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Pawnee Bill and plates, including portrait of George A. Custer.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1329

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Joyous Stories from Music's Wonderland. Third Series. Music Talks to Children" (Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1944) by G. Kirkham Jones, and "The Boy's King Arthur" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923) edited by SIdney Lanier, with illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.

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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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 1330

$15

Title: Ten Fac-simile Reproductions Relating to Various Subjects
Author: Samuel Abbott Green - Samuel Abbott Green was an American physician-turned-politician from Massachusetts who served as a medical officer during the American Civil War and as mayor of Boston in 1882.

Green gave much time to historical studies, and for some years was been librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society. He published a large number of papers on scientific and historical subjects
Publisher: Self-Published
City: Boston
Year: 1903
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 36 pages plus plates
Width: 11" Height: 14.75"
Book Details: Chapters are entitled as follows:

I. Some Engraved Portraits of the Mather Family.

II. The South and North Batteries

II An Early Boston Imprint, 1681

IV. The Boston News-Letter, 1704

V. Reprints of Early Boston Newspapers

VI. Panorama of Boston, 1775

VII. The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

VIII. The Battle of Bunker Hill

IX. The Crossed Swords

X. Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this privately published collection of reproductions. This is one of 125 copies.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth over beveled boards, with bright stamped gilt lettering on front cover and paper spine label. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and at outside corners of boards. Spine label displays chipping. Darkening is visible on borders of covers. Binding is sound. Antique bookplate of the Long Island Historical Society can be seen on front pastedown. Library blind-stamping occurs on title page and in margin of final plate. No other institutional markings or attachments are present. Pages are clean and bright. Numerous full- and double-page illustrations.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1331

$60

Book Details: This valuable lot of genealogical history includes information on the following individuals or families: George Rapp and the Harmony Society of Pennsylvania; John, Richard, and Henry Townsend; John Graham Brooks & Helen Lawrence Brooks; the Mean family (new in box); John Stack of Liscarroll, County Cork, Ireland, who settled in Maryland; and the Hazard family. Also included is a compilation of photographs and the transcriptions of grave markers from the military cemetery at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, which are largely composed of 19th century burials.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 1332

$25

Book Details: This group of highly collectible vintage and antiquarian estate books is largely history, of which the preponderance concerns World War II and the Holocaust. Other historical topics include the American Civil War, historic house in the early United States, biographies of Andrew Jackson and Marie Curie, and two volumes of memoirs by Henry Kissinger. Also included is a novel by John Philip Sousa, better known as the March King. This first edition copy of "The Fifth String" is in superior condition, with a bright gold-stamped Art Nouveau-style decorative cover and spine, and illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $53.50
Lot 1333

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Manual of Rank and Nobility; or, Key to the Peerage" (Saunders and Otley, 1832), "Allgemeiner, besonders Frankfurter Handlungsbriefsteller, oder Anleitung zum kaufmannischen Briefwechsel,..." (Jagersche Buch-, Papier- und Landkartenhandlung, 1808, with fold-out table), "A Brief Course in Geography" (Cowperthwait & Co., 1886, with color maps) and "An Elementary Treatise on Physical Geography, to Which Is Added a Brief Description of the Physical Phenomena of the United States" (Cowperthwait & Co., c.1873) by D. M. Warren, revised by A. von Steinwehr.

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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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1334

$150

Title: The Pirates Own Book; or, Authentic Narratives of the Lives, Exploits, and Executions of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers with Historical Sketches of the Ioassamee, Spanish, Ladrone, West India, Malay and Algerine Pirates
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Francis Blake
City: Portland, Maine
Year: 1859
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 432 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This is a scarce history of piracy based on actual documents, recounts in lurid detail the life, atrocities and bloody death of the infamous Black Beard as well as the cold-blooded exploits of Jean Lafitte, Robert Kidd, Edward Low, Thomas White, Anne Bonney, Mary Read and scores of other maritime marauders.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blindstamped green cloth with bright stamped silver lettering to spine. The work is illustrated with in-text and full-page wood engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages.

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Lot 1335

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique agriculture books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Queen Vashti: The Autobiography of a Guersney Cow" (A. J. Philips, n.d.) by A. J. Philips, an author-signed edition of "Our Farm in Cedar Valley" (The Chemical Publishing Co., 1923) and a two-volume edition of John E. Rouse's
World Cattle" (University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, in slipcase).

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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 1336

$80

Title: Peter Pilgrim: or a Rambler's Recollections
Author: Robert Montgomery Bird
Publisher: Lea & Blanchard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1838
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Two volumes have following content:

V. 1. Chapter introductory. Merry the miner. Tale of a snag. My friends in the madhouse. The extra lodger. Arkansas emigrants. Fascinating power of reptiles.

V. 2. A night on the Terrapin rocks. The Mammoth cave. The bloody broad-horn.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in paper-covered boards with cloth spines. Chipped paper spine labels appear on spines. Front board and preliminary pages of first volume are detached. Covers show light soiling. Interiors display foxing and offsetting.

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Lot 1337

$15

Details: Pair of Antique Framed Prints
Condition / Notes:

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Lot 1338

$140

Details: There are four thick, matching stamp albums in this lot, all from the Scott Publishing Company. As part of their Specialty Series, two albums hold stamps from Central America, and two are devoted to South America. Volume II of the Central America album was published in 1972. The South America albums have a publication date of 1969, and they are Vols. I and III. About 30% of the album pages have stamps on them.

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Condition / Notes: These albums are in very good condition, with their pages in excellent condition.


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Lot 1339

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of compilations of antique English periodical shown in the corresponding image(s). These bound issues of The St. James's Gazette: An Evening Review and Record of News date from the 1880's.

St James's Gazette was a London evening newspaper published from 1880 to 1905.

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Condition / Notes: These massive volumes, measuring approximately 11" x 15.25", are either disbound or have detached boards. Text blocks are intact. Initial and final pages may show significant soiling and/or tearing. Pages are otherwise well preserved.

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Lot 1340

$55

Book Details: This assortment of collectible literature includes author-signed volumes and special editions. Titles include "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe," by Douglas Adams (signed); "Bad Men," by John Connolly (signed); "Cadillac Jukebox," by James Lee Burke (signed); and "Moby-Dick," by Herman Melville, in a deluxe leather-bound, Easton Press edition.

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

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