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Lot 1341

$55

Title: The Adirondacks: Illustrated
Author: Seneca Ray Stoddard
Publisher: Weed, Parsons & Co., Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 204 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows significant external wear, with fraying at ends of spine, soiling to covers and minor loss of material at outside corners. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered foxing. This work contains in-text and full-page illustrations, including a number of maps.

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 1342

$250

Book Details: This lot includes the antique New York City newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These elephant folios contain issues of the Shipping and Commercial List for the years 1866. 1868, 1874, 1875, and 1876. These newspapers offer a wealth of information relating to the New York market, commodities exchange, foreign and domestic sea trade and travel in the first years after the American Civil War and in the first decade of the industrialization of the United States, providing detailed lists and a great number of illustrated commercial advertisements.

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Condition / Notes: Newspaper issues were originally bound in quarter-leather with marbled boards. These volumes show soiling to exterior. They measure approximately 24.75" x 31". These compilations may lack boards, lack boards or display significant wear, with loss of material, to initial and final issues. Interiors of newspapers are largely clean and without markings. Small (closed) tears, creasing or tape repair may occasionally appear.

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: $70
Lot 1343

$25

Title: Reminiscences; Personal and Other Incidents; Early Settlement of Otsego County; Notices and Anecdotes of Public Men; Judicial, Legal and Legislative Matters; Field Sports; Dissertations and Discussions
Author: Levi Beardsley - Levi Beardsley was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
Publisher: Charles Vinten
City: New York
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/575 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with soiling along fore edge of covers and small tears at ends of spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's inscription and date of November 15, 1852 appear on front flyleaf. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. This work presents a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.

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Lot 1344

$120

Details: This international and domestic stamp collection is preserved in nine albums or stock books of varying thickness. The albums are alphabetized: for example,one stock book contains stamps from the Saar, Sahara, El Salvador, etc. on through the S counties, ending with Switzerland. These stamps are largely of recent vintage, issued in the last several decades.

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


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Lot 1345

$20

Title: Wallace's Year-Book of Trotting and Pacing in 1888. Containing Complete Summaries of All the Performances of the Year in Which Any Heat Was Trotted or Pace in 2:40 or Less, Carefully Compared with and Corrected from the Official Reports of the National Trotting Association, and the American Trotting Association; Also Best Records of All Slower Performers. Also, a Complete 2:30 List of Trotters and Pacers from the Earliest Dates to the Close of 1888, with Pedigrees; The Great Table of Performers and Producers under Their Sires; Table of SIres of Dams of Performers; Table of Great Brood-Mares; List of 2:20 Performers, and Table of Fastest Records. These Tables Embrace All Past Trotting Experiences , and Are Altogether More Exhaustive and Complete Than Anything of the Kind Ever Heretofore Produced
Author: J. H. Wallace
Publisher: Wallace's Monthly
City: New York
Year: 1889
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 484 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This is volume 4 in the series.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind stamped dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine. Ex-library book shows light external wear. Small paper label appears on spine. Binding is firm. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Title page is stamped and displays annotations. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 1346

$150

Details: This lot includes the group of three original pastel drawings by Francis W. Davis shown in the corresponding image(s). These works offer portraits of animals: a red setter, a big horn Rocky Mountain sheep and a horse. All three are signed by the artist.

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: These works are preserved in transparent plastic covers. The largest of these pieces (horse) measure approximately 20' x 22", the smallest 18" x 18.25".

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Lot 1347

$35

Title: Directory of the Borough of West Chester, for 1857, Containing a Complete History of the Borough from Its First Settlement to the Present Time, the Names of All the Inhabitants, Alphabetically Arranged, Their Occupations, Places of Business, and Dwelling Houses; Also, a List of the Streets, Lanes, and Alleys of the Borough; Statistics of Public and Private Schools; the Location and Time of Holding Service in the Churches; the Time of Arrival and Departure of the Different Stages; the Time and Place of Meeting of the Various Societies and Associations. Also, the Cards of the Principal Merchants, Artizans and Professional Men of the Borough
Author:
Publisher: Wood & James Publishers
City: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with black leather spine. Ex-library shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and rubbing and chipping to spine. Name of historical society is written in ink across the top of front cover. Hinges are cracked. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front pastedown. Faint small library stamps appear on title page and elsewhere in text. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Pages 113 to 160 contain advertisements, a number of which are illustrated.

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 1348

$45

Title: A Holy, Sacred and Divine Roll and Book; from the Lord God of Heaven, to the Inhabitants of Earth: Revealed in the United Society at New Lebanon, County of Columbia, State of New York, United States of America
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: United Society
City: Canterbury, New Hampshire
Year: 1843
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 402 pages plus 2 pages of corrections and 2 of index
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, binding two volumes in one.

Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with narrow cracking along spine edges and moisture markings along bottom edges of covers. Minor spotting can be seen on spine. Binding is sound. Endpapers, initial and final pages exhibit darkening to edges. Pages are otherwise clean and bright.

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 1349

$25

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antique books on travel and exploration includes personal accounts, and the preponderance of them recount journeys through Asia -- remote places as well as cities --in the 1920s and 1930s. Two of them are signed by their authors: "Letters from Abroad," by William Sloan of Rochester, NY; and "Sketches of Oriental Cities," by Genevieve Teter Williams of Brattleboro, VT. "China to Chitral" is the account of a later trip, taken in 1949 by H. W. Tilman.

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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.

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: $10.50
Lot 1350

$375

Title: Four Years in Europe: The Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth in the Old World
Author: Harvey L. Watkins
Publisher: Self-published
City: Unknown
Year: circa 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 105 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 11"
Book Details: This publication contains an illustrated account of European tours by the Barnum and Bailey circus between 1897 and 1901 by a member of the staff. The book records the principal events of the four seasons in travels through Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Belgium.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Title page with color flags and blank page opposite display light foxing. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated, with photographs of chairman James A. Bailey, directors, agents, staff, and performers. Well-preserved fold-out maps offer yearly itinerary for each of the years discussed in this book.

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 1351

$70

Details: This collection of vintage and antique estate ephemera consists of magazines, catalogs, and pamphlets about hunting, fishing, and trapping. Advertising material includes information about archery and bow hunting, boating, tying flies, training bird dogs, and related topics. Material dates from the late 1930s into the early 1960s, and includes a new 1962 calendar from Remington. Other notable items include a 1959 L.L. Bean catalog, and a 1960 catalog for the Shakespeare Company of Kalamazoo, manufacturers of archery equipment.

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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.

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: $19.50
Lot 1352

$375

Book Details: This lot includes the scarce German-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection of folio volume contains issues from 1914 to 1918, covering major military and political developments of the conflict from a German perspective. These periodicals offer maps of the fronts, areas of combat and regions relating to the war. The newspapers by and large retain the customary sections, with reports on finance and commerce (largely war-related), travel & leisure, reviews, and illustrated advertisements.

The Vossische Zeitung (more precisely: "(Koniglich Privilegierte) Berlinische Zeitung von Staats- und Gelehrten Sachen") was the well-known liberal German newspaper that was published in Berlin (1721–1934). Its predecessor was founded in 1704. Among the editors of the "aunt Voss" were Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Willibald Alexis, Theodor Fontane and Kurt Tucholsky.


Condition / Notes: This folio volumes, measuring approximately 12.25" x 18", are bound in cloth-backed marbled boards. Ex-library books show external wear, with soiling to covers and splitting along spine edges. Boards may be detached, with initial or final pages exhibiting heavy wear or altogether lacking. Text blocks are intact. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedowns. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Pages may occasionally show closed tear or small amount of tape repair. Some volumes may exhibit greater wear/loss at edges.

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: $133.50
Lot 1353

$55

Book Details: These antiquarian, 19th century travel books include guides to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Taconic and the Catskills of New York, and the eastern seacoast from Newport, RI to Bar Harbor, ME.

Other titles describe exploratory expeditions in the northwestern U.S.; a cruise to California (with stops in South America and Hawaii); and the search for Sir John Franklin in the Arctic, led by Henry Grinnell.

Some of these books have folding maps and other illustrations.

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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 1354

$15

Title: Lettres choisies de Mmes de Sevigne, de Grignan, de Simiane, et de Maintenon; precedees des reflexions de M. l'Abbe de Vauxcelles, et accompagnees des notes historiques de M. Grouvelle
Author: Marie de Rabutin-Chantal Sevigne - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter.
Publisher: Sange et Masson
City: Paris
Year: 1817
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Boards display ornamental borders. First volume lacks front board. Front board of second volume is detaching. Spines show loss of material of at ends and edges of spine. Minor loss of material is also visible at outside corners. Paper label with handwritten inscription appears on front pastedowns. Books have marbled endpapers and edges. Edges of endpapers exhibit some darkening. Pages display light foxing and faint moisture markings.

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 1355

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible fishing and hunting books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. The Lives of the Authors, and Variorium Notes, Historical and Practical" (George Bell and Sons, 1876, in library binding) edited by Edward Jesse, and an author-signed first edition of "Complete Fishing Handbook for New York State's Fabulous Finger Lakes Trout" (Outdoor Sports Press, 1962, in dust jacket) by Earl Holdren, together with an author-signed second edition paperback (Outdoor Sports Pres, 1975) with a signed typed letter (dated March 24, 1975) laid in.

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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: $12.50
Lot 1356

$70

Title: I'll Be You and You Be Me
Author: Ruth Krauss - Ruth Krauss was an American author of children's books, one of the most well known being "The Carrot Seed" (1945), and an author of theatrical poems for an adult audience
Publisher: The Bookstore Press
City: Lenox, Massachusetts
Year: 1973
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce re-publication of this 1954 title, signed by renowned illustrator Maurice Sendak. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads "To the Eddy Collection / Maurice Sendak."

Volume is bound in illustrated wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

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 1357

$110

Title: Proceedings in the Case of the United States versus William Christy on a Charge of Having Set on Foot a Military Expedition, in New Orleans, against the Territory of Mexico, in November, 1835; Containing the Evidence Taken on the Examination before Judge Rawle, and Other Documents Connected with the Accusation
Author: William Christy - William H. Christy was a soldier, lawyer, merchant, and friend of the Texas Revolution.

Christy was admitted to the bar and from 1823 until 1833 served as a member of the New Orleans board of aldermen. In 1826 he completed a digest of the decisions of the Louisiana Supreme Court. By September 1835 he was chairman and treasurer of a New Orleans committee to aid Texas. He was reportedly sought out by numerous individuals interested in going there, many of whom he helped equip. On October 13, 1835, he chaired a meeting that raised money for the Texas cause. Adolphus Sterne made a plea at this meeting for volunteers, and the men who responded were organized as the New Orleans Greys. In January 1836 Christy was instrumental in helping Stephen F. Austin, Branch T. Archer, and William H. Wharton, commissioners from Texas, to secure two loans totaling $250,000. Early in 1836 the United States government charged Christy with violating the neutrality law, alleging that he had aided José Antonio Mexía's Tampico expedition in November 1835. He was acquitted by the presiding judge.(biographical background courtesy of the "Handbook of Texas Online")
Publisher: Benjamin Levy
City: New Orleans
Year: 1836
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 55 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This antique pamphlet is a scarce account of an "examination" by E. Rawle, associate judge of the City Court of New Orleans, late in February, 1836, of charges by the U. S. District Attorney that Christy had violated the neutrality laws of the U. S. in providing for the Mexican expedition.

Condition / Notes: This antique pamphlet is bound in what appear to be the original blue wrappers (held together with modern metal clasps), and shows external age/wear, with light soiling, as well as minor tearing and folding to edges. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing and light pencil underlining. The name of James Brown Esq. appears over the name of Oswego in the top margin of front cover.

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 1358

$225

Title: Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country
Author: uncredited author
Editor: William Cullen Bryant - William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1872/1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Front covers show stamped gilt lettering and design, with gilt ornamental borders to front and rear covers. Volumes show moderate external wear, with minor chipping to spines and loss at outside corners. Hinges are cracked. Gilt-edged pages occasionally exhibit marginal foxing, staining and/or smudging

The work features many illustrations on wood and steel by eminent American artists and engravers, including: Harry Fenn, R. Swain Gifford, Granville Perkins, Alfred R. Waud, F. D. Woodward, W. H. Gibson, William Hart, R. Hinshelwood, S. V. Hunt, F. Holl and E. P. Brandard, among others.

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: $20.50
Lot 1359

$90

Title: Report on the Topographical Survey of the Adirondack Wilderness of New York, for the Year 1873
Author: Verplanck Colvin - Verplanck Colvin was a lawyer, author, illustrator and topographical engineer whose understanding and appreciation for the environment of the Adirondack Mountains led to the creation of New York's Forest Preserve and the Adirondack Park.
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 306 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with fraying at ends of spine. Binding is cracked between pages 48 and 49.. Foxing can be seen on endpapers. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "J. Warren Lawton, Esq. / Compliments of / (Illegible name) M. Schieffelin / October, 12th 1875." Foxing is visible at margins and versos of plates and maps. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains fold-out maps, a number of which have small closed tears and/or 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 1360

$100

Title: History of Schoharie County, and Border Wars of New York; Containing Also a Sketch of the Causes Which Led to the American Revolution; and Interesting Memoranda of the Mohawk Valley; Together with Much Other Historical and Miscellaneous Matter, Never Before Published
Author: Jephta R. Simms
Publisher: Munsell & Tanner, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1845
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 672 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine and leather-tipped corners. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers, cracking along spine edges and chipping/cracking to spine cover. Pages display scattered foxing. This work contains tissue-guarded engraved plates and in-text illustrations. Well-preserved fold-out facsimile of letter from Gen. Washington to Brigadier Gen. Knox is present.

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 1361

$80

Book Details: The focus of this lot of antiquarian and vintage world history is on Great Britain, specifically its political life. Two sets about Queen Victoria set the tone, with two volumes on her girlhood, and three volumes of Greville's journal on her reign. Several books are collections of portraits and profiles of influential politicians, such as Wraxall's "Historical and Posthumous Memoirs." Subjects occupying an entire volume include Lord Palmerston, William Gladstone, Sir Robert Peel, and the English Jacobins. Just for fun, a book called "Haunted London" is also included.

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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: $48.50
Lot 1362

$150

Title: Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings; The Folk-Lore of the Old Folk Plantation
Author: Joel Chandler Harris - Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent the majority of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution.

Harris led two significant professional lives. As editor and journalist Joe Harris, he ushered in the New South alongside Henry W. Grady, stressing regional and racial reconciliation during and after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he recorded many Brer Rabbit stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize children's literature in the process.


Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 231 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a very scarce first edition of Harris' famous collection of Southern Black American moral stories and oral folklore. Bottom line on page 9 includes an early error - "presumptive" instead of "presumptuous," indicating the book's early state.


Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth with gilt lettering to spine and stamped gilt pictorial design depicting rabbit on front cover. Volume is disbound and shows advanced wear, with a detached binding, some loss of the spine, and shaken signatures. The book appears to be complete. Lightly age-toned pages display sporadic foxing. This work contains textual and full-page illustrations by Frederick S. Church and James H. Moser.

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 1363

$30

Title: A Short Sketch of the Lives of Francis and William Light: The Founders of Penang and Adelaide. With Extracts from Their Journals
Author: A. Francis Steuart
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Company
City: London
Year: 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/146 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce decoratively bound first edition with the following interesting printed gift inscription bound in preceding title page: "To / Alice Salmon / From her / Affectionate Nephew / Charles Edward Thornton / Lt. Colonel and late Commandant / 16th Cavalry, Indian Army. / April, 1920"

Handsome antique volume has been rebound in three-quarter leather over reddish brown cloth, with raised bands, gilt-lettered panels and ornamental designs. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Tipped-in photograph of author appears on verso of title page. A number of pages are heavily foxed. Work is illustrated with three well-preserved plates.

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 1364

$200

Title: A Collection of the Several Books and Writings. Given Forth by That Faithful Servant of God and His People, George Fox, the Younger. Unto Which Is Added Two Epistles to Friends, Not in the Former Collection; as Also Two Letters of Publick Concern, Never Before Printed
Author: George Fox - George Fox was an English Dissenter and a founder of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers or Friends.

The son of a Leicestershire weaver, Fox lived in a time of great social upheaval and war. He rebelled against the religious and political authorities by proposing an unusual and uncompromising approach to the Christian faith. He travelled throughout Britain as a dissenting preacher, for which he was often persecuted by the authorities who disapproved of his beliefs.

Fox married Margaret Fell, the widow of one of his wealthier supporters; she was a leading Friend. His ministry expanded and he undertook tours of North America and the Low Countries, between which he was imprisoned for over a year. He spent the final decade of his life working in London to organize the expanding Quaker movement.

Though his movement attracted disdain from some, others such as William Penn and Oliver Cromwell viewed Fox with respect. His journal, first published after his death, is known even among non-Quakers for its vivid account of his personal journey.


Publisher: Unknown
City: London
Year: 1665
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 267 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Front board is detached. Small paper label with handwritten number appears on spine. Covers display light soiling and edgewear. Text block is intact. Antique bookplate is attached to verso of front board. Previous owner's name and date of 1682 appear on front flyleaf. Preliminary pages, including title page, exhibit darkening to edges. Pages show scattered foxing and occasional pencil marginalia.

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Lot 1365

$375

Title: The Indians' Book: An Offering by the American Indians of Indian Lore, Musical and Narrative, To Form a Record of the Songs and Legends of Their Race
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Natalie Curtis - Natalie Curtis was an American ethnomusicologist. Curtis, along with Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Frances Densmore, was one of a small group of women doing important ethnological studies in North America at the beginning of the 20th century. She is remembered for her transcriptions and publication of traditional music of Native American tribes as well as for having published "Negro Folk-Songs" (1918-1919), a four-volume collection of African-American music.
Publisher: Harper and Brothers Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1907
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxx/572 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this important work of ethnology. Inscription on half title page reads "For the Indian students / of the Pine Ridge Boy School / from / Natalie Curtis / April 1911."

Pine Ridge School is located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Oglala Lakota Nation, in the southwest corner of South Dakota. The Oglala Indian Trading School, as named at the turn of the century, was established at noon on February 8, 1879, by the United States Government and is one of the few remaining reservation dormitory schools for Native American students in this country.

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with multi-colored decorative designs to covers. Printed paper label appears on spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor loss of material at corners of spine and outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Title page exhibits two small stains in upper right corner. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. This work contains (tissue-guarded) full-page illustrations "from photographs and from original drawings by Indians."

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Lot 1366

$90

Details: This large lot of nineteenth century ephemera includes items from every decade. The earliest things are a number of small books, booklets, and hand-written notebooks. Victorian chromolithographs are evident in two booklets about the Civil War, in trade cards, and in die-cut paper ornaments.
The lot includes three nice photographs, one of which is of a noted Quaker. another is a well-preserved, hand-colored tintype. items from the last decade of the century include an 1894 newspaper, "The Telegraph," printed in Hebrew; a ticket for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition, and pictures from the Spanish-American War.

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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.


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Lot 1367

$45

Book Details: This large group of collectible vintage and antiquarian literature includes many works by both popular and critically acclaimed authors, including Michel Leiris, William Thackeray, Ivan Turgenev, George Bernard Shaw, J.M. Barrie, Voltaire, Paul Valery, Ignazio Silone, Sir Walter Scott, John Galsworthy, George Eliot, Arthur Miller, and George Du Maurier. Some of these books are attractive special editions, housed in slip cases.

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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 1368

$55

Book Details: Aspects of New York state history can be explored through this collection of vintage and antiquarian books. Three books explored the histories of Cortland, Oneida, and Jefferson counties; and one 1922 book chronicles the founding and development of the New York State Troopers. Vacation spots of New York, including the Adirondacks, Catskills, Lake George, Hudson River, and Trenton and Niagara Falls are the focus of other books. One special volume documents the history of Yaddo, the artists' colony at Saratoga Springs. Some of these books are illustrated.

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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 1369

$55

Details: This lot includes the large antique wall map shown in the corresponding image. This map is entitled, “Map of Ontario County, New York, from Actual Surveys S.N. Beers, Assisted by D.G. Beers,” and is dated 1859 by publisher A.R.Z. Dawson of Philadelphia. This map measures approximately 60" by 63", and is attached to a wooden top dowel. The map features color highlighting of borders and inset tables, lithographs of engravings of landmarks and buildings, and maps of towns including North Bloomfield, East Bloomfield, West Bloomfield, East Victor, New Salem, Victor, Centerfield, Flint Creek, Unionville, Port Gibson, Cheshire, Honeoye, Baptist Hill, Canandaigua, Reeds Corners, Shortsville, Naples, Gorham, Seneca Castle, Chapinville, Bristol Center, Manchester, Clifton Springs, Oaks Corners, Orleans, Rushville, Phelps, and Geneva. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This map shows well with fine patina, border coloring and some age/wear including scattered crazing/cracking and overall darkening, the side edges are largely intact with the piping still attached, the bottom dowel is lacking and there are some more advanced age indications along the bottom portion including fraying, flaking, etc..

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Lot 1370

$30

Details: These vintage jazz and blues magazines date from the 1950s through the 1970s, and chronicle the evolution of the form in those years. Jazz titles include "Downbeat," "Up Beat," "Jazz Index," and "Mecca;" blues titles include "Living Blues," "Juke Blues," "Blues Unlimited," and "Beale Street USA." There are 30 periodicals in this collection.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the magazines 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 1371

$30

Title: History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Author: James R. Pringle
Publisher: Self-published
City: Gloucester, Massachusetts
Year: 1892
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 340 pages plus 16 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Endpapers display light foxing. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with numerous plates.

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Lot 1372

$90

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antiquarian theology includes many books of Judaica. Included is a history of the ghetto and of Jews in Italy, one on the prophet Joel, and a picture book for learning Hebrew. Other topics include volumes on New Testament Greek, the life of Jesus, and the Pentateuch. Some of the books are bound in leather.

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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 1373

$35

Book Details: These antiquarian books are about evenly divided between hunting and fishing, with an emphasis on fish and game found in the northeastern U.S. Titles include "Sport with Gun and Rod" (vol. 2 only), "The American Angler," "Hunting Adventures in the Northern Wilds," and "The Game Fish of the North." "A Creelful of Fishing Stories," by Henry Van Dyke, is a first edition.

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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 1374

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains folio volumes with issues of the following periodicals:

The Jewish News: A Weekly Review of Jewish Events (Detroit): January 5 - December 28, 1951

The Jewish News: A Weekly Review of Jewish Events (Detroit): January 4, 1952 - December 26 1952

The Daily Journal (Colorado): January 2 - May 21, 1923

Pomeroy's Democrat (Chicago): December 30, 1876 - December 22, 1877

Iowa State Register (DeMoine): May 11 - September 18, 1877

The Macon Telegraph January - June, 1903 (Initial papers tattered and taped)





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Condition / Notes: These newspapers are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older issues are more likely to have advanced flaws. These bound and unbound compilations are contained in portfolios that show varying degrees of external wear. Boards may be lacking or detached. Library markings may appear on issues.

The largest of these compilations measures approximately 23" x 29", the smallest 12" x 17.5".

Please note that initial issues of the Macon paper are quite tattered and show taping.



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