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Lot 1035

$100

Book Details: All of the books in this collection of literary fiction are first or early printings, with their original dust jackets. Titles include "The Reivers" (first printing) by William Faulkner; "Sweet Thursday" (first printing) by John Steinbeck; three first printings by Erskine Caldwell; the book club edition of "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger; and "Death Knocks Three Times" by Anthony Gilbert.

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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: $9.50
Lot 1036

$110

Details: Included in this collection of vintage and antique advertising ephemera are transportation items, such as railroad timetables and tickets, and a folder from Greyhound bus lines. An American Airlines luggage sticker advertises the last major piston-engine powered aircraft, the DC-7 Mercury, which dates from the mid-1950s.

Also included are beautifully preserved instructions for the Empire Turbine Water Wheel, manufactured in the late 19th century by Horton & Veber of Utica, NY; and a cloth feed sack from the 1930s, sewn from enough reusable material to make a Depression-era child's dress. It still bears its label from the Wapsie Valley Feed Co. of Independence, Iowa

Among the advertising miscellany are two turn-of-the-century pocket calendars made from aluminum, business envelopes, trade cards, and pamphlets, many from Binghamton, NY or New York City. One very well-worn card advertises a drug that purportedly cured sexually transmitted diseases, a product advertised as "the drummer's [i.e., traveling salesman's] friend." An antique cigarette card featuring baseball player Charles Phillippe of the Pittsburgh Pirates completes the lot.

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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: $6.50
Lot 1037

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books on Pennsylvania history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Common School Journal of the State of Pennsylvania: Published under the Supervision of the Superintendent of Common Schools of the Commonwealth" (Edward C. Riddle, 1844) edited by John S. Hart, "Station Master on the Underground Railroad: The Life and Letters of Thomas Garrett" (The Whimsie Press, 1977, in dust jacket) by James A. McGowan, and a limited edition of of a modern reprint of "Breou's Official Series of Farm Maps Chester County, Pennsylvania" (Chester County Historical Society, n.d., copy number 379 of 500). Also present in this group is a collection of maps in a large cloth-covered ring binder (measuring approximately 21.75" x 17.25") containing 48 topographic and geologic survey maps of the United States by the Department of Internal Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior (from the first third of the twentieth century).

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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: $22.50
Lot 1038

$20

Title: Contributions to the History of the Lackawanna Valley
Author: Horace Hollister
Publisher: W. H. Tinson, Printer & Sterotyper
City: New York
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 328 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with chipping at ends of spine and discoloration at fore edges. Binding is sound. Previous owner's pencil annotations can be seen on front endpaper. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.

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 1039

$90

Title: American Archives: Fourth Series. Containing a Documentary History of the English Colonies in North America, from the King's Message to Parliament, of March 7, 1774, to the Declaration of Independence by the United States Volume IV
Author:
Publisher: M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1843
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: cxvi/3-1792 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This is the fourth volume, fourth series, of the following:

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

The 1st, 2d, 3d, and 6th series have never appeared. The 5th series, left unfinished, ends with the year 1776.


Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine and leather-tipped corners. Stamped gilt lettering appears on spine. This ex-library book shows external wear, with chipping and cracking to spine. Front hinge is weak, with front board now somewhat loose. Volume has marbled endpapers. No institutional markings or attachments are apparent. Pages are clean and without markings. Text appears in double columns. Pagination is by column.

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 1040

$60

Details: Hundreds of loose, vintage and antique postal covers (i.e., used envelopes with canceled stamps) comprise this lot. These covers are international as well as domestic, and range in date from the 1920s through the 1960s. Some of these envelopes were mailed off the beaten path, e.g., Africa, South America, Cuba, etc. This is a large, varied, and interesting collection, with Airmail and Special Delivery, etc. covers.

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Condition / Notes: 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: $12.50
Lot 1041

$80

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.

Text, plans, binder and jacket are all 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: $7.50
Lot 1042

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Bobbsey Twins books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains numbers 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of this series. All volumes were published by Grosset & Dunlap and all are in dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: All books are well preserved. Dust jackets show varying degrees of wear, with some displaying closed tears and small tears at edges. Dust jacket of first volume shows significant wear, with rear flap nearly detached and faint staining to front and spine 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: $10.50
Lot 1043

$90

Book Details: British political history dominates this lot of antique historical reference, with memoirs and biographies of titled men and women the majority of the volumes. Most of this material documents the late eighteenth through early twentieth centuries. Also included are books on the city of London, an American's perspective on the British, and a history of China.

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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 1044

$35

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 printing of Richard Meryman's "Andrew Wyeth: A Secret Life" (HarperCollins Publishers, 1996) and "Radiant Identities: Photographs by Jock Sturges" (Aperture, 1994).

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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: $16.50
Lot 1045

$45

Title: Chemins de fer de l'Europe centrale
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Andriveau-Goujon, Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1877
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Small volume is bound in blind-stamped dark cloth cover with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and fraying at edges. This volume contains a well-preserved fold-out color map measuring approximately 27.75" x 20.5" when extended. Name of publisher appears along bottom margin. Upper right corner has statement in small print "Atlas Universel No. 16 / Atlas Usuel No. 3." Light foxing appears at margins, otherwise no markings are visible.

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 1046

$175

Details: This collection of vintage and antique photographs includes several different types. There are about 20 black & white stereo cards, about fifteen cabinet cards, a dozen tintypes, about 35 cartes de visite (CDVs), four large photos, and one photo on celluloid. Several of the snapshots are hand-colored, and two show early airplanes or biplanes. Other interesting photos show an autogiro, an early photographer, and a circus menagerie and train. One large photo shows the interior of the old Endicott-Johnson shoe factory, made before the town of Lestershire, NY changed its name to Endicott. Many negatives are also 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.


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 1047

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the group of issues of the antique zoological publication "Animate Creation" shown in the corresponding image(s). Bound in illustrated paper wrappers with black pictorial fronts, this antique set is the serially published edition of this classic work on the natural world. The work is illustrated with many full-page and in-text plates, including brightly colored chromolithographed plates in the odd issues. This lot contains 35 issues between numbers 1 and 60.

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Condition / Notes: Almost all of these periodicals are still solidly bound in their original illustrated paper wrappers. Covers may show light soiling and small tears at edges. Interiors are clean and without markings. Later issues contain bright chromolithograph 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: $18.50
Lot 1048

$40

Title: Medieval Nepal
Author: D. R. Regmi
Publisher: Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay
City: Calcutta
Year: 1965-1966
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Volumes are subtitled as follows: Part I: Early Medieval Period, 750-1530 A. D.; Part II: A History of the Three Kingdoms, 1520 A.D. to 1768 A.D.; Part III: Source Materials for the History and Culture of Nepal, 740-1768 A. D. (Inscription, Chronicles and Diaries, etc.).
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in pink cloth with printed paper title labels to spines. Ex-library books show discoloration to covers and taped call number labels to spines. Name of library is stamped on edges of text blocks. Bindings are firm. Second volume has taping to hinges. Library markings appear on title and/or copyright pages. Library pockets and plastic bar code strip appear on rear pastedowns. First two volumes have b&w illustrations at rear. First two volumes are in English, the final volume has texts in Nepali.

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 1049

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volumes of "The National Poland-China Record" for the years 1907-1908 and 1910-1912, and the Ninth Annual Report of the Agricultural Experiment Station of Cornell University (Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1897).

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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: $20.50
Lot 1050

$50

Details: This collection of collectible estate ephemera consists of vintage magazines, perfume give-aways, sheet music, and miscellaneous pamphlets. Foremost among the periodicals are several issues of "Modern Beauty Shop" from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Also included is a home decorating magazine from 1936.

From the 1950s come two dozen perfume and cologne samples attached to satin hearts, and designed as Christmas tree ornaments. Scents include "White Shoulders" and "Most Precious."

Two copies of "Alone," a song from the Marx Brothers movie, "A Night at the Opera," and a 1916 edition of "The Sphinx," a publication of the Society of American Magicians, are also part of this lot.

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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: $12.50
Lot 1051

$25

Title: A Practical Digest of the Election Laws of Pennsylvania. Together with All the Forms Required by the Election Officers in the Discharge of Their Duties
Author: R. E. Wright
Publisher: A. Blumer and Brothers
City: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Year: 1840
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 168 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "The work is divided in four parts, having in the introduction taken a brief view of the nature, rise, and progress of the elective franchise in Pennsylvania.
The first part treats of the various State, County and Township officers in the Commonwealth, as arranged by the Commissioners, who were selected to revise the civil code.
The second part, contains the law in relation to the various election districts of Pennsylvania, the apportionment Bill &c. &c.
Part third presents the general election law as remodeled in 1838-9, while throughout the volume, whereever it is required, reference is made to the appropriate forms which are collected in part fourth."

(from preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with scraping to edges and covers. Rubbing can be seen on covers. The words "Chester County" are stamped on front cover. Binding is frim. Front flyleaf has been excised. Previous owner's name and markings appear on front pastedown and top margin of title page. Interior is foxed and displays occasional marginal staining. Pages 147 and 148 are torn in two, without loss of text.

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 1052

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Oriental Harp: Poems of the Boston-Bard" (Smith & Parmenter, 1826, disbound) by Robert Stevenson Coffin, a first printing of John Greenleaf Whittier's "In War Time and Other Poems" (Ticknor and Fields, 1864), and "Theodora: A Christmas Pastoral" (J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1882) by Francis Howard Williams.

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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: $7.50
Lot 1053

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of framed prints by Francis W. Davis shown in the corresponding image(s). These works portray wildlife scenes that involve hunting or fishing. The largest of these pieces is entitled "Fishing the Salmon River, Idaho," the oblong picture showing deer hunting "Decision Time," and of the two small pieces bears the title "White-Tailed Deer," while the other, without title, depicts wild turkey. The larger pieces are limited editions, signed in pencil, with the largest bearing the date 1978 in lower left corner. Smaller pieces are dated 1968 and 1977.

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 professionally-matted works are well preserved under glass and in wooden frames. The largest of these pieces measures approximately 27.75' x 23", the two small pieces 16" x 13", and the medium-size work 28" x 18.75".

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: $89.50
Lot 1054

$60

Title: History and Reminiscences, Los Angeles City and County, California
Author: uncredited author
Editor: William A. Spalding
Publisher: J. R. Finnell & Sons, Publishing Company
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1931
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped black pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to spines. These ex-library books show mild external wear, with taped call number labels to spines and library name stamped on edges of text block. Bindings are firm. Volumes have green marbled endpapers. Library markings appear on title pages and on preceding/following page(s). Card pocket and bar code strip can be seen on rear pastedowns. One page of index in first volume has crayon marking. Pages of this set are otherwise clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with b&w photos. Second and third volumes, containing biographical information, are illustrated with tissue-guarded portraits.

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 1055

$60

Details: Most of these small, vintage or antique artworks are nicely framed. Media include a hand-painted skeletal pipal tree leaf, photographs, colored engravings, art prints, and original watercolors and drawings.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the artworks 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 1056

$70

Title: The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln. To Which Is Added a Biographical Sketch of Hon. Hannibal Hamlin
Author: D. W. Bartlett
Publisher: Derby & Jackson, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1860
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 354 pages plus 5 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in dark brown cloth with most of original spine cover reattached. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Endpapers are new. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without 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 1057

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on travel and exploration in the Western U.S. shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed edition of "Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico" (The Macmillan Company, 1940, in dj) by E. L. Kolb, Nathaniel Pitt Langford's "The Discovery of Yellowstone Park, 1870" (J. E. Haynes, Publisher, 1923) by Nathaniel Pitt Langford, and Mary E. Blake's "On the WIng: Rambling Notes of a Trip to the Pacific" (Lee and Shepard, Publishers, 1883).

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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 1058

$200

Title: The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Author: Portia Takakjian
Publisher: Phoenix Publications, Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 27 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 18 of these books are still in shrink wrap.

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: $32.5
Lot 1059

$50

Book Details: This large collection of books on books, literary history, and critical studies is widely international in its scope, including writers from the USSR and Slavic language countries, Italy, France, Germany, and other European countries, as well as Britain and the U.S. One uncommon, although minor, emphasis is on children's books and illustrators.

Included are books on the Lardner family, Nabokov, Goethe, Rimbeau, Yeats, de Stael, Richardson, Bergson, Baudelaire, Crane, and George Bernard Shaw on Charles Dickens. A significant number of books are on English language and French drama, and romantic opera.

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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: $50.50
Lot 1060

$40

Title: Lettres de Monsieur l'Abbe Le Blanc, historiographie des batiments du Roi, Cinquieme Edition de celles qui ont paru sous le titre de Lettres d'un Francois
Author: Jean-Bernard Le Blanc - Jean-Bernard Le Blanc was a clergyman and writer.
Publisher: Aime Delaroche, Imprimeur-Libraire
City: Lyon
Year: 1758
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt decorative designs to spine. Binding of first volume is separated between pages 46 and 47. Front board of third volume is detached. These volumes appear to be lacking spine labels. Books show external wear, with scraping and scuffing to boards. Endpapers display darkening to edges. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with title page vignette and textual vignettes.

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 1061

$30

Title: The Farmer's Boy; A Rural Poem. Rural Tales, &c. &c. With the Life of the Author. To Which Are Added, the Deserted Village: the Traveller; or, Prospect of Society: by Goldsmith. Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard; by Gray. The Hermit by Parnell..The Snow-Storm; by Dr. Trotter
Author: Robert Bloomfield - Robert Bloomfield was an English labouring class poet whose work is appreciated in the context of other self-educated writers such as Stephen Duck, Mary Collier and John Clare.

Publisher: James Wilson
City: Wilmington
Year: 1803
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxvi/251 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green paper-covered boards with leather spine. Book shows external wear, with soiling and rubbing to covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at edges and corners. Front hinge is cracked. Remnants of bookplates are visible on front pastedown. Front flyleaf displays loss of material to upper half. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing.

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Lot 1062

$15

Details: This portfolio of art is from the estate of a Binghamton woman, Josephine Volek, who worked as a designer at IBM for nearly thirty years. Her portfolio consists of charcoal and pen and ink drawings, and technical designs in Mylar. Much of this material consists of letters and corrected assignments from a correspondence course given by the Famous Artists School in Westport, CT, which advertised heavily in magazines in the 1950s and 1960s.

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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 1063

$20

Title: A Pine Mountain Study in Civics
Author: E. K. Wilson
Publisher: Pine Mountain Settlement School
City: Pine Mountain, Kentucky
Year: 1937
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/97 pages
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details: A scarce study of civics at/for Pine Mountain, Kentucky. "There are many civic problems to be solved. The solution of these problems will enrich the life of our communities in days to come. Harlan County needs better roads, better buildings, better sanitation, in some places higher standard of living, everywhere more wholesome recreation, more efficient government and much more work in preventive medicine. To achieve these ends it is necessary for us to recognize our obligation to the future and to realize our ambitions by the use of imagination, knowledge and constructive thought. We must do away with an unthinking satisfaction with the present and exercise our responsibilities as citizens. To that end this little book has been written."
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in dark green cloth with title label to front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers. and is solidly bound with clean pages. The caption "Pine Mountain Study Series No. 1" can be seen at the top of title page. The work contains in-text photographs and drawings by J. A. Spelman III. Map of settlement appears on verso of title page.

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Lot 1064

$450

Title: Of the Advancement and Proficience of Learning or the Partitions of Sciences, IX Bookes
Author: Francis Bacon - Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban, KC was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, lawyer, jurist and author. He is known as the Father of Empiricism and famously died of pneumonia contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Although his political career ended in disgrace, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method and pioneer in the scientific revolution. His works established and popularized deductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method or simply, the scientific method. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today. His dedication probably led to his death so bringing him into a rare historical group of scientists who were killed by their own experiments. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Leon Lichfield
City: Oxford
Year: 1640
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 477 pages
Width: 8" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: This volume was originally written in Latin by Sir Francis Bacon and translated into English by Gilbert Wats.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in leather, rebacked with raised spine bands and stamped gilt lettering. Front board and first signature of pages are detached. The volume shows external wear, with rubbing and chipping to covers. Minos loss of material is visible along edges and at corners. The text block is well bound with age toned pages. The previous owner's signature and inscription are on the front fly leaves.

This work is illustrated with intricately detailed engraved frontispiece and title page, as well as woodcut initials and headpieces



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Lot 1065

$200

Title: The Poetical Works of Mr. William Woty, in Two Volumes. Favete
Author: William Woty
Publisher: W. Flexney
City: London
Year: 1770
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/159/179 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volume-in-one edition of this work.

Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine and leather-tipped corners. Book shows significant external wear, with cracked spine and rubbing to covers. Minor loss of material can be seen along edges of spine and at outside corners. Rear hinge is cracked. Pencil marking is visible on on title page. Pages display sporadic light foxing. List of subscribers appears at front of volume.

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Lot 1066

$55

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian American history has its roots in New England. In addition to a history of Windham County, CT, there is a compilation of the speeches of Daniel Webster. Also from New Hampshire is a volume commemorating the dedication of that state's Historical Society building. Another books documents the governors of Connecticut. "The Lily and the Totem" is the story of the short-lived Huguenot colony in Florida. A pocket-sized "American Text Book" contains the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and Washington's Farewell Address.

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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 1067

$140

Title: H. M. S. Pinafore or, the Lass That Loved A Sailor. An Entirely Original Nautical Comic Opera in Two Acts. Written by W. S. Gilbert. Composed by Arthur Sullivan
Author: Arthur Sullivan - Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan MVO was an English composer. He is best known for his series of 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including such enduring works as H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. Sullivan composed 23 operas, 13 major orchestral works, eight choral works and oratorios, two ballets, incidental music to several plays, and numerous hymns and other church pieces, songs, and piano and chamber pieces. The best known of his hymns and songs include "Onward Christian Soldiers" and "The Lost Chord."
, W. S. Gilbert - Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was an English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as the Savoy operas) produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. The most famous of these include "H.M.S. Pinafore," "The Pirates of Penzance" and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre, "The Mikado."
Publisher: Metzler & Co.
City: London
Year: 1878
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 105 pages plus 3 pages of advertisements
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition, presumably a first, of this celebrated comic opera, with Arthur S. Sullivna's facsimile signature stamped in lower right corner of title page.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped bluish gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering and black ornamental designs to front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and chipping at ends of spine. Binding is sound. Gilt-edged pages are clean and without markings.

Price is given at lower portion of title page as four shillings, price stamped onto lower portion of front cover is six shillings.

Advertisements at rear of volume are for the Gilbert & Sullivan opera "The Sorcerer," Bizet's "Carmen" and Mason & Hamlin's American Cabinet Organs. The last of these has the caption "Only Gold Medal at the Paris Exhibition, 1878" at top of page.

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Lot 1068

$50

Book Details: This group of collectible estate books contains a wide variety of vintage and antiquarian non-fiction and reference works. Subjects include domestic goods, like furniture, salt-glazed stoneware, and sulphide glass objects, such as paperweights and vases. Other material includes a 1928 Chilton automotive parts catalog and a manual on golf; an 1822, leather-bound Spanish grammar; a catalog of art by Winslow Homer, and an 1866 "Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi" by famed explorers David and Charles Livingstone, complete with delightfully exotic engraved plates.

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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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