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Lot 1375

$60

Details: This lot of antique and vintage estate ephemera has several travel-related items, including an interesting late 19th century photograph of Constantinople, as it was then known. Vintage road maps and pamphlets accompany it.

Also included is a thick 19th century scrapbook filling with clippings, antique photographs. Two used billheads, dated 1900, from the Minnesota State Prison are here, one with a stamp from the Internal Revenue. Also present are chromolithograph and other valentines, greeting cards, and food labels. A large original, official U.S. Navy photograph of a jet plane completes the lot.

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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. Please note that the poster of the Navy plane is creased.


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Lot 1376

$130

Title: Born Free and Equal: Photographs of the Loyal Japanese-Americans at Manzanar Relocation Center, Inyo County, California
Author: Ansel Adams - Ansel Easton Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist best known for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially of Yosemite National Park.
Publisher: U. S. Camera
City: New York
Year: 1944
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 112 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Book Details: "This book in no way attempts a sociological analysis of the people and their problem. It is addressed to the average American citizen, and is conceived on a human, emotional basis, accenting the realities of the individual and his environment rather than considering the loyal Japanese-Americans as an abstract, amorphous, minority group. This impersonal grouping, while essential to the factual study of racial and sociological problems, frequently submerges the individual, who is of greatest importance. Throughout this book I want the reader to feel he has been with me in Manzanar, has met some of the people, and has known the mood of the Center and its environment - thereby drawing his own conclusions - rather than impose upon him any doctrine or advocate sociological action. I have intentionally avoided the sponsorship of governmental or civil organizations, not because I have doubts of their sincerely and effectiveness, but because I wish to make this work a strictly personal concept and expression.
I trust the content and message of this book will suggest that the broad concepts of American citizenship, and of liberal, democratic life the world over, must be protected in the prosecution of the war, and sustained in the building of the peace to come.

(from author's foreword)
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear. Call number in white appears at lower left corner of front cover. Hinges have been reinforced. Name of library is stamped at head of pastedowns. Discretely stamped library name also can be seen on title page. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains numerous b&w pictures, including full- and double-page photos.

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Lot 1377

$100

Title: The Book of the Homeless (Le Livre des Sans-Foyer)
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Edith Wharton - Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1916
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxv/154 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce collection of original articles in verse and prose, with illustrations reproduced from original paintings and drawings. The book was sold for the benefit of the American Hostels for Refugees (with the Foyer Franco-Belge) and of the Children of Flanders Rescue Committee.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with gilt-lettered cloth-back spine. The work is illustrated with many (color) plates and musical notes. This well-preserved volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners (abrasion particularly visible at top outside corner of rear board) and is solidly bound with clean pages.

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Lot 1378

$20

Title: Deadline Delayed
Author: Members of the Overseas Press Club of America
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1947
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 311 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: A collection of unpublished and never reported news stories by foreign correspondents. The articles were selected by the Editorial Committee of the Overseas Press Club of America
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by contributors Pierre J. Huss, Temple Fielding, Bob Considine, Julian Bach, Jr., Stanley Ross, and Gerold Frank on half title page.

Volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with fading to spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 1379

$110

Title: Local Color
Author: Truman Capote - Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1958) and the true crime novel "In Cold Blood" (1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel." At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.

Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother and multiple migrations. He had discovered his calling as a writer by the age of 11, and for the rest of his childhood he honed his writing ability. Capote began his professional career writing short stories. The critical success of one story, "Miriam" (1945), attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf, resulting in a contract to write "Other Voices, Other Rooms" (1948). Capote earned the most fame with "In Cold Blood" (1966), a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home, a book Capote spent four years writing, with much help from Harper Lee, who wrote the famous "To Kill a Mockingbird." A milestone in popular culture, "In Cold Blood" was the peak of his literary career, though it was not his final book. In the 1970s, he maintained his celebrity status by appearing on television talk shows.
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1950
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 92 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: "Notes and sketches about persons and places. The result of rather special journal-keeping by the young author of "Other Voices, Other Rooms" and "A Tree of Night," it is a particularly individual record of where Truman Capote has lived and traveled: New Orleans, New York, Brooklyn, Hollywood, Haiti, Italy, North Africa and Spain. Nine distinguished photographers have contributed the accompanying illustrations."
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black & white decorated paper-covered with half black cloth. Spine is stamped with white lettering. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages with red top edges are clean and without markings. Book is illustrated with b&w photos by Cecil Beaton, Kark Bissinger, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Clifford Coffin, Louis Farrer, Harold Halma, George Hoynigen-Huene, and Alexander Liberman.

Intact dust jacket is price clipped and displays small tears to edges.

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Lot 1380

$35

Title: Art and Science of Window Dressing
Author: S. W. Roth
Publisher: S. W. Roth Publisher The Retailers' Journal
City: Chicago
Year: 1907
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 46 pages plus 18 pages of advertisements
Width: 9.25" Height: 12"
Book Details: Presentation of the techniques of window dressing current at the beginning of the twentieth century. The work is illustrated with 25 plates illustrating the elaborate style of window dressing preferred in 1907, as well as text explaining details of construction, and exploring both the art and science that go into constructing the displays. Plates include Sprague, Warner & Co.'s Richelieu display, "Pillsbury's Best" flour display, Dr. Price's Extract and Baking Powder, McLaughlin & Company Coffee, Egg-O-See, Peters Chocolate, Kneipp Malt Coffee, Price Cereal Food Company, X-Ray Stove Polish, McNeil & Higgins, E.C. Corn Flakes, Walter M. Lowney Company, a Thanksgiving display, Steele-Wedeles Company, Minute Tapioca, Jell-O, Rumford, etc. Chapters include the Value of Window Dressing, the Show Window, Expressions of Genius, Art and Ethics, Effective Displays, Technique of Window Dressing, Sweating Windows, Handling Decorations, Trimming a Plain Window, Trick Windows, Show Cards and Bulletins, Sidewalk Bulletin, Vegetable Displays, and Timely Hints.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume shows external age/wear, with loss of material at top of spine. The binding is shaken. Pages are clean and unmarked. Previous owner has pasted in clippings showing window displays contemporary to those displayed in book. These include images of displays in the store of H. Reisenweber, Baltimore, Maryland; a store in Crescent Grocery Co., Beford, Indiana; the first prize display of Chas. F. Muller, Memphis, Tennessee; a window display in the store of E. W. Petty; and the second prize display of M. G. Rogers of Dalton, Georgia.

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Lot 1381

$20

Title: Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles
Author: Geoff Emerick - Geoffrey Emerick is an English recording studio audio engineer, who is best known for his work with The Beatles' albums "Revolver," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "The Beatles" and "Abbey Road.", Howard Massey
Publisher: Gotham Books
City: New York
Year: 2006
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/387 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this memoir. Geoff Emerick's signature appears on blank preliminary page.

Volume is bound in gray paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

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Lot 1382

$425

Title: Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. From the Text of Thomas Newton D.D. Birmingham
Author: John Milton - John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.

He was a scholarly man of letters, a polemical writer, and an official serving under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval in England, and his poetry and prose reflect deep convictions and address many urgent contemporary issues, such as his treatise condemning licensing (pre-publication censorship), Areopagitica. He wrote in Latin and Italian as well as in English, and had an international reputation during his lifetime. After his death, Milton's critical reception oscillated, a state of affairs that continued through the centuries. At an early stage he became the subject of partisan biographies, such as that of John Toland from the nonconformist perspective, and a hostile account by Anthony Wood. Samuel Johnson wrote unfavourably of his politics as those of "an acrimonious and surly republican"; but praised Paradise Lost "a poem which, considered with respect to design may claim the first place, and with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind". William Hayley's 1796 biography called him the "greatest English author". He remains generally regarded "as one of the preeminent writers in the English language and as a thinker of world importance."


Publisher: J. and R. Tonson
City: London
Year: 1758
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 416 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce landmark 18th-century edition of this classic work of English literature, which originally appeared in 1667. This volume was printed by the influential and inventive typographer and printer John Baskerville (28 January 1706 8 January 1775).

Antique volume has been privately rebound in pebbled leather with stamped gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor abrasions at edges. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Previous owner's name appears on blank page opposite title page. Inscription in ink has been interspersed with words of title page. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. This work contains a preface by John Baskerville and an 18-page list of subscribers at front of volume.

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Lot 1383

$100

Details: This diverse lot of vintage and antique estate ephemera include two original circus posters, five collectible U.S. Navy historical posters, packs of railroad history and North American bird cards, a packet of vintage party games, ten or so serially produced illustrated art pictures of the 1893 Columbia Exposition, a pretty chromolithograph still life with flowers, and three books on wild animals.

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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 1384

$120

Title: A Charge To Keep
Author: George W. Bush - George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1999
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/253 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this memoir signed by the 43rd President of the United States. Mr. Bush's signature appears on half title page.

Small black marker marking can be seen at bottom edge of text block. Book and dust jacket are otherwise in excellent condition.

Flat Signed Press Certificate of Authenticity is laid in, as is small white card with the words "With the Compliments of The President" embossed under a gilt presidential seal.

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Lot 1385

$45

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

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Lot 1386

$45

Details: There are hundreds of vintage political buttons, bumper stickers, and pamphlets in this collection, most dating from the 1968 presidential election, but some from as late as 1980. Prominently represented are George Wallace, Hubert Humphrey, Edmund Muskie, Ted Kennedy, Richard Schweiker, Richard Nixon, and Spiro Agnew. Many of the materials are designed to elicit the support of organized labor.

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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 1387

$35

Title: Historical Sketches of Northern New York and the Adirondack Wilderness: Including Traditions of the Indians, Early Explorers, Hermit Hunters, &c.
Author: Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester
Publisher: William H. Young
City: Troy, New York
Year: 1877
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 316 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Stamped black bands of ornamental design appear at top and bottom margins of covers. Stamped decorative design in black is also visible at center of front and rear covers. Book shows external wear, with cracking and loss of material to lower half of spine cover. Small stain can be seen at fore edge of front cover. Binding is cracked at frontispiece and between pages 314 and 315. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Samuel de Champlain and one additional portrait plate.

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Lot 1388

$35

Title: A Woman Rice Planter
Author: Patience Pennington
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/447 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and blue and black pictorial design offering landscape scene. Book shows light external wear. Binding is beginning to crack at half title page. Interior is clean and without markings. This work contains an introduction by Owen Wister and illustrations by Alice R. H. Smith.

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Lot 1389

$110

Title: The History of Cape Cod: The Annals of Barnstable County, Including the District of Mashpee
Author: Frederick Freeman
Publisher: Printed for the Author
City: Boston
Year: 1858-1862
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in library-issued dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show mild external age/wear. Binding of first volume is separating at several points. Second volume is firmly bound. Initial preliminary pages of first volume, including title page, are detached. A small number of text pages are also detached. Title page of second volume bears small library stamp and number is written in ink on rear pastedowns. No other institutional markings are apparent. Lightly age toned pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded portrait plates.



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Lot 1390

$110

Title: The Works of Charles Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens - Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize at that time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility.
Publisher: P. F. Collier & Son
City: New York
Year: 1911
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 15 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce set of the Anniversary edition of the works of Charles Dickens.

Antique set is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are tight. Interiors are clean and bright. This collection is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces.

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Lot 1391

$35

Title: Appleton's Illustrated Hand-Book of American Travel: A Full and Reliable Guide by Railway, Steamboat, and Stage, to the Cities, Towns, Waterfalls, Battle-Fields, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Hunting and Fishing Grounds, Watering Places, Summer Resorts, and All Scenes and Objects of Importance and Interest in the United States and the British Provinces
Author: T. Addison Richards
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 420 pages plus 24 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows loss of upper half of spine and soiling/staining to covers. Front cover is detaching. Text block is intact. Endpapers exhibit soiling. Color frontispiece map is separated into two parts, with some tearing along folds. Half title page is detached. Preliminary pages, including title page, and pages of text to page 59 display damp stain, ever diminishing in size. Small stains are also visible at bottom margin of text block. Most fold-out maps exhibit separation of panels. This work has a numerous textual illustrations.

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Lot 1392

$5

Details: Group of Prints ANIMALS FISHING WILDLIFE HORSES Framed Matted
Condition / Notes:

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Lot 1393

$110

Title: Poems Written and Published during the American Revolutionary War, and Now Republished from the Original Manuscripts: Interspersed with Translations from the Ancients, and Other Pieces Not Heretofore in Print
Author: Philip Freneau - Philip Morin Freneau was an American poet, nationalist, polemicist, sea captain and newspaper editor sometimes called the "Poet of the American Revolution".
Publisher: Press of Lydia R. Bailey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1809
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 302 pages plus xii
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is volume 2 of a two-volume set.

Antique volume is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor fraying at ends of spine. Binding is firm. Endpapers display darkening to edges and very light foxing. Antique bookplate of Wilmer Worthington appears on front pastedown, and his signature and date of February 3, 1831 can be seen at top of blank preliminary page. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a copper plate engraving as frontispiece and numerous vignettes. List of subscribers that begins with Presidents Madison and Jefferson appears at rear of volume.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 1394

$140

Details: There are 27 pictures in this group of collectible art -- engravings, lithographs, art prints, and two small tempera (?) paintings. Artists include Alexander Calder, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Antonio Petracca, Susan Booth Titus, Talia Lempert, Anthony Ulinski, Ellen Wheeler, and others.

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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 1395

$175

Details: The mixed lot of collectible estate ephemera contains many small, interesting items. Along with a NOS, boxed set of "Evening in Paris" perfume and political campaign buttons from the 1968 presidential election is a box of vintage and antique jewelry, buttons, military insignia, pocket tools, toy soldiers, a horse bridle rosette, and a Cracker Jack prize. Other items in this collection include the registration for a 1956 farm tractor, a celluloid fan, and a primitive wooden game with marbles.

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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. Please note that the fan has become unthreaded.


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Lot 1396

$35

Title: Official Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the State Convention, Assembled May 4th, 1853, To Revise and Amend the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: White & Potter, Printers to the Convention
City: Boston
Year: 1853
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These are the first two volumes of this collection.

Antique set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. Ex-library books are preserved in brown paper covers, with library annotations and call number label to spines. Front board of first volume is detached. Binding of first volume has separated at several points. Binding of second volume is firm. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front pastedowns. Library stamps are visible on title pages and final pages of text. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Texts are in double columns.

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Lot 1397

$50

Book Details: Two predominant themes in American history hold sway in this large lot: regionalism and religion. Included are reports from Pennsylvania and Philadelphia schools, accounts of the Texas Republic and prominent figures like the Earps of Tombstone, AZ; and books on New England history, including its maritime reach into the South Seas. Handsome slip-cased books by Eric Sloane are a part of the New England group. Irish immigration is recounted in another volume. A critical period in Hawaiian history, the revolution and counter-revolution of 1893-5, is also documented.

Religion is explored in books on the Amish and Quaker women, the Puritans, and contemporary Muslim Americans. Utopian communities and their founders, e.g., George Rapp and Robert Owen, are a part of this theme.

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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 1398

$35

Details: This original, signed note, dated January 6, 1852, was sent to a Professor Baird at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington by Peter Force (1790-1868), an important politician, newspaper editor, archivist, and historian. The son of a Revolutionary War soldier, Force served in the Army during the War of 1812, and afterward became editor of the "National Journal." He collected and edited important, primary historical documents, and published "Tracts and Other Papers, Relating Principally to the Origin, Settlement, and Progress of the Colonies in North America" (four volumes, Washington, 1836-46). The most important documents of the American Revolution were collected in his "American Archives," published in nine volumes between 1837 and 1853. His own collection of original documents became part of the original acquisitions of the Library of Congress.

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Condition / Notes: This note is in generally good condition. Although it shows signs of having been creased and has a small rip below the middle of the signature, it is legible and well preserved in archival materials.

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Lot 1399

$35

Details: This mixed lot of vintage and antique estate ephemera includes pulps, nature, men's, and other magazines from the 1930s, '40s, and '50s; as well as black & white military recreation photos from 1960-1, and camera equipment. Magazine titles include "Nature," "American Forestry," "Popular Science," "Sports Illustrated," "Argosy," "Wild West Weekly," "Western Story," and the "Blue Book of Fiction and Adventure."

The Army photographs, which were taken at the Seneca Army Depot in Romulus, NY, show men at leisure, doing woodworking or playing sports. Included with them are schedules of the recreational activities available to the troops.

There are two items of photographic equipment. One is a Kodak pocket camera with a bellows and a leather case, with a last patent date of 1913. The other is a flash outfit from the German company Rollei, which comes with a vinyl case.

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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 1400

$70

Title: The Traveller's Guide: Through the Middle and Northern States, and the Provinces of Canada
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: G. M. Davison
City: Saratoga Springs, New York
Year: 1833
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 448 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: "The oppressive heat of summer in the southern sections of the United States, and the consequent exposure to illness, have long induced the wealthy part of the population to seek, at that season of the year, the more salubrious climate of the north. But the recent gigantic internal improvements in the northern and middle states, and the development of new and highly interesting natural scenery, together with the increased facilities for travelling, have greatly augmented the number of tourists within a short period. The rail roads, canals, coal mines, the Springs, the Falls, the Lakes, the fortifications of Quebec, the sublime mountain scenery in New York and New England, with the various attractions presented in the large commercial cities, cannot fail of insuring to a traveller a rich compensation for the toils incident to a journey.
This work is designed as a pocket manual and guide to travellers visiting these places. Our limits forbid that we should indulge in elaborate descriptions or minute geographical and statistical details. We have therefore confined ourselves to subjects of more immediate interest to the tourist; directing him in his course, and pointing out, as he passes, objects which most deserve his notice and regard.
The Guide, it will be perceived, commences at Savannah, Georgia, though a rapid glance of the country merely is taken until reaching Washington City. The travelling from south to north being more generally by water than otherwise, a minute description of the country between Savannah and Washington would be uninteresting and unimportant to a great proportion of the readers of these pages. We therefore briefly notice some of the prominent cities and towns, and pass on to those sections embraced within what has been usually denominated the Fashionable or Northern Tour."

(text of Introduction)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce fifth edition, "enlarged and improved."

Antique small-format volume is bound in three-quarter leather over marbled-paper covered boards. Spine has stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs. Book shows moderate external wear, despite loss of paper on front board. Binding is firm. Endpapers are foxed. Annotations in ink appear at top of front flyleaf. First half of book exhibits damp stain at upper outside corner extending into upper portion of text (diminishing and fading as it reaches halfway point). This volume lacks frontispiece. All other called-for engraved plates are present.

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Lot 1401

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on travel and exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of Henry M. Stanley's "In Darkest Africa" (Charles Scribner's Sons, with first volume showing publication date of 1891, and second volume 1890) and a first edition of E. M. Newman's "Seeing Egypt and the Holy Land" (Funk & Wagnalls, 1928)

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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 1402

$25

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antiquarian Massachusetts and Connecticut history contains volumes on Boston, the 1892 "Centennial Gazette" of Greenfield, MA, and the "Blue Laws" of Hartford, Windsor, Wethersfield, and New Haven circa 1650. Also included is a history of Deerfield, MA, and Margaret Smith's journal from the years 1678-9.

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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 1403

$10

Book Details: This generous collection of antique theology is anchored by the twelve volume set, the "Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge." Other books in the group deal with 19th century rationalism versus faith, the history of the Baptists, and a biography of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science.

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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 1404

$30

Title: Richfield Springs and Vicinity. Historical, Biographical, and Descriptive
Author: W. T. Bailey
Publisher: A. S. Barnes
City: New York
Year: 1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 227 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Covers also display stamped black ornamental designs. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name, address and date of 1884 appear on front flyleaf. Offsetting also visible on same. Rear flyleaf has tear across top of rear flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains full-page illustrations.

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Lot 1405

$90

Details: Pop culture artifacts from the second half the twentieth century comprise about half of this lot, and maps of various kinds make up the other. The pop culture collection begins with a 1945 recap of the year's news, marking the end of WWII; and continues to 1958 with a Steuben Glass catalog. From the early 1960s (?) comes a Philadelphia Eagles football card; and from the 1970s come three eight-track tapes (Kiss, Patti Smith), a second printing of the paperback "The Happy Hooker;" and VW Rabbit advertising. The 1980s are represented by a birthday greeting signed by President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy.

The map collection includes road maps from the 1930s and 1940s; a beautiful 1916 map of eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware from John Wanamaker (the Philadelphia department stores); a dozen or so topographic maps from 1907, and maps of Chester County, PA from 1950.

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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 1406

$30

Details: This lot includes the antique map of Long Island Sound shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled "Plum Island to Stratford Shoal," this is coastal chart no. 115, with statement under title indicating first date of publication to be 1848. It contains charts relating to lights and weather stations. The number 115 appears in lower right corner, following the letters "U.S.C. & G.S."

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Condition / Notes: This map measures approximately 43.5" x 31". It shows a small tear at overlapping folds at center. Some foxing is visible at margins and to lower right panels.

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Lot 1407

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique technology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the second volume of "Modern Machine-Shop Practice" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912) by Joshua Rose, and "The Cutter's Manual Revised and Re-Written, a Work Teaching the Art of Cutting, with Practical Suggestions Invaluable to Every Cutter" (C. B. Smith, 1882).

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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 1408

$140

Details: There are over 200 antique postcards in this collection, which features some unusual and uncommon ones, including quite a few real photo cards (RPPCs). Holiday and novelty cards, including valentines, are also featured. Some cards are from Europe, in German or Italian. A number of cards show steamships and factories. Many include scenes from towns in upstate NY. One small tintype is included.

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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 1409

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first edition of "The Boy George Washington, Aged 16: His Own Account of an Iroquois Indian Dance, 1748" (Albert Cook Myers, 1932) by Albert Cook Myers, a first edition of "Four Faces of Siva: The Detective Story of a Vanished Race" (The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Publishers, 1929) and a first edition of "The Quiche Mayas of Utatlan: The Evolution of a Highland Guatemala Kingdom" (University of Oklahoma Press, 1981, in dj) by Robert M. Carmack.

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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 1410

$90

Title: The Female of the Species: A Study in Natural History
Author: Rudyard Kipling - Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), "Just So Stories" (1902) (1894), "Kim" (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age and the resulting contrasting views about him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell called him a "prophet of British imperialism." Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "He [Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 6.75" Height: 4.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This miniature, fragile book is a scarce edition of Kipling's poem that states "For the female species is more deadly than the male."

Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with green and black design and lettering. Book shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Poem is printed on one side of leaf only. Previous bookstore's bookplate remains inside of the rear board.




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Lot 1411

$130

Book Details: With one exception, these antiquarian books are about the history of the Adirondacks, with volumes on hunting and fishing the region (and adjacent streams). One 1971 volume concerns trapping in the area. Other titles focus on the Old Forge area or West Canada Creek in Herkimer and Oneida counties.

The one exception is "Plain Tales of the North," by Capt. Thierry Mallet, a book commissioned by Revillon Freres, a fur company founded in 1723 with offices in Paris, London, and New York. and includes a card from. The book contains stories of trapping and trading for valuable furs in Canada, and includes a card conveying compliments from the company.

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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 1412

$225

Details: This lot includes the group of three original charcoal/pencil drawings by Francis W. Davis shown in the corresponding image(s). These works, which may have been used as illustrations in "Woodland Ecology," offer landscape scenes with deer, and an image of fishermen catching a freshwater fish. The largest of these pieces has a dark wooden frame and is under glass.

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. He and his wife Dolly's family were known as "royalty in the fly fishing world." Davis also loved horses and authored, among other books, "Horsepacking in Pictures." He and his wife were active members of the New York State Horse Council and strong promoters of the development of horse trails. Because of their efforts, horse trails were established throughout New York in areas such as the Catskill and Adirondack Parks. His reputation as an illustrator extended across the United States and his original paintings are sought after by collectors. 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: Top portion of frame is detaching.Two of these works are preserved in transparent plastic covers. The smallest is in brown paper covers.The framed piece is the largest and measures approximately 33.75" x 22.75", the smallest 19" x 23.75".

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