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Lot 1069

$225

Title: The History of the Colony of Massachusett's Bay, from the First Settlement Thereof in 1628, until Its Incorporation with the Colony of Plimouth, Province of Main, &c. by the Charter of King William and Queen Mary, in 1691
Author: Thomas Hutchinson - Thomas Hutchinson was a businessman, historian, and a prominent Loyalist politician of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in the years before the American Revolution. A successful merchant and politician, Hutchinson was active at high levels of the Massachusetts government for many years, serving as lieutenant governor and then governor from 1758 to 1774. He was a politically polarising figure who, despite initial opposition to Parliamentary tax laws directed at the colonies, came to be identified by John Adams and Samuel Adams as a proponent of hated British taxes. He was blamed by Lord North (the British Prime Minister at the time) for being a significant contributor to the tensions that led the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.
Publisher: M. Richardson
City: London
Year: 1765
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/566 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands. Book shows significant chipping to spine, with narrow cracking along edges. Minor scratching is visible on front and rear covers and minor loss of material can be seen at corners. Binding is sound. Endpapers have darkened edges. Annotation in ink appears at top of front flyleaf. Pages display sporadic light foxing. A number of page exhibit pencil marginalia and underlining.

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Lot 1070

$20

Title: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Artist: Paul Sollman
Medium: Etching
Features: Signature
Print Year: circa 1930
Width: 6.75" Height: 8.75"
Art Notes: These three etchings offer views of landmark sights in the German city of Rotheburg, those by Sollmann show the Markusturm and the Weisser Turm, the third a depiction of a large portal.
Condition: This group contains three original etchings under glass and in wooden frames. Two of these are by Paul Sollman. The measure approximately 6.75" x 8.75". All are signed in pencil by the artist in lower right. Titles appear in pencil in lower left. Limitation is given for piece by unknown artist as 17/100. Small moisture marking appears at bottom edge of one of these etchings.

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Lot 1071

$475

Title: A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Other Crimes and Misdemeanors from the Earliest Period to the Year 1783, with Notes and Other Illustrations: Compiled by T. B. Howell, Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A. Including, in Addition to the Whole of the Matter Contained in the Folio Edition of Hargave, Upwards of Two Hundred Cases Never Before Collected; To Which Is Subjoined a Table of Parallel Reference, Rendering This Edition Applicable to Those Books of Authority in Which References Are Made to the Folio Edition
Author: uncredited author
Editor: T. B. Howell
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown and 10 others
City: London
Year: 1816-1826
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 33 Complete: No
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This collection details the proceedings at trial for those accused of serious crimes in Britain beginning in 1163. This complete set of first edition volumes (numbers 1 through 21 comprise the first set, and numbers 22 through 33 comprise "the Continuation."
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards. Rebacked cloth spines have printed paper labels and small labels with call numbers. Ex-library books show external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss at outside corners. Bindings are firm. Antique bookplates can be seen on front pastedowns. Small card pockets appear on rear pastedowns. TItle pages exhibit discreet library markings. Texts appear in double columns.

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Lot 1072

$40

Title: The Rose: Its History, Poetry Culture, and Classification
Author: S. B. Parsons
Publisher: Wiley & Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1847
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 280 pages plus 1 page of advertisment
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial design depicting rose to front cover. This book has cloth rebacking with original spine cover laid over cloth. Covers show uneven fading and spotting. Ex-library book has small paper label with call number at foot of spine. Hinges have been reinforced. Library stamps appear on endpapers and title page. Blotted out plastic bar code strip can be seen at top margin of front flyleaf. Heavy foxing is visible on title page, first page of preface and color plates. First page of preface also has library markings. Illustrated with two color plates (including frontispiece) and a plate illustrating grafting.

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Lot 1073

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage and antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Samuel Johnson's "The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale" (Francis Bailey, 1791, two volumes bound as one, lacking boards), "Story of Jack Halyard, the Sailor Boy; or the Virtuous Family" (Uriah Hunt, 1832, detaching binding) by Wm. S. Cardell, and volume XXI of "The Nursery: A Monthly Magazine for the Youngest Readers" (John L. Shorey, 1877).

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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 1074

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on books and works of literary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a large-format "A Chart of General Literature, Embracing a Complete Outline of English Literature, with the Prominent Writers of Other Nations. Also, a Chart of Ancient Literature from the Earliest Times" (J. M. Stoddart & Co., n.d., measuring approximately 21.5" x 15") and "Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia Printing, 1728-1766: A Descriptive Bibliography" (American Philosophical Society, 1974, in dust jacket) by C. William Miller.

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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 1075

$50

Details: This collection of antique magazines includes two titles. Twelve issues of "American Forests and Forest Life," a publication of the American Forestry Association, date from 1925 to 1929. Seventeen issues of "Nature," published by the American Nature Association (not by the American Museum of Natural History), span twenty years, from 1927 through 1947. The graphics and colorful chromolithographs in "Nature" are particularly appealing.

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Condition / Notes: These magazines 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 1076

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Modelling Late Victorian Battleships by Brian King - Dated 2001 by Pier Books/Dupont CommunicationsVolumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photos, diagrams and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
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Lot 1077

$60

Book Details: These vintage books document aspects of Native American indian history. Interestingly, one book on "Indians of the Southwest," written by an anthropologist at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, was commissioned by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. Other books concern the treatment of the Pequots, Narragansetts, and other tribes during the settling of Rhode Island; Lewis Henry Morgan's encounters with Plains indians (Sioux, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, etc.) during the years 1859-62; and the Oregon indian wars of 1853, in a limited edition.

Native Americans are only tangential in "Quantrill and the Border Wars," which recounts the history of the pro-slavery terrorist and Civil War Confederate guerrilla William Quantrill and his gang, which included Frank and Jesse James and the Younger brothers.

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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 1078

$250

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

The Press: May 2 - August 31, 1871

Philadelphia Dispatch: January 1 - December 31, 1922

The National Gazette and Literary Register: January 1 - June 30, 1840

The Age: July 1 - December 31, 1868

The Age: January 1 - June 30, 1868




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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 more 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 folio volumes measures approximately 21.5" x 29", the smallest 17.5" x 23".

Please note that most of the issues of The Press have glue residue or small cuts into text at spine 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: $54.00
Lot 1079

$90

Title: The Centennial Book of the Signers: Being Fac-Simile Letters of Each Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Illustrated with One Hundred Engravings of Portraits, Views, Etc. Including Thirteen Original Designs, Colored by Hand: with a Historical Monograph and a History of the Centennial Exhibition
Author: William Brotherhead
Publisher: uncredited
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1875
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/160 pages
Width: 12" Height: 17.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique quarter-leather volume with gilt lettering to spine has detached front board. Spine and corners show scuffing, cracking and minor loss of material. Half title page is also detached. Text block is intact. Initial pages exhibit small closed tears at fore edge. Pages are clean and without markings. Textual illustrations of Independence Hall and Exhibition buildings appear toward rear of volume. No other illustrations are present. Lettering on spine indicates this to be a Volume I, though text appears to be complete.

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Lot 1080

$300

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These new, lavishly illustrated books are still in their original shrink-wrap, and are in excellent condition. (The shrink-wrap has been removed from two books so they could be photographed.)

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Lot 1081

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Shipwreck by William Falconer with a Sketch of His Life by William Falconer - Dated 1811 by Bennett & WaltonLeather-bound volume has detached front board. Pages display light foxing throughout.
- The Triple Wreath: Poems on Various Subjects by Samuel Johnson - Dated 1844 by S. J. & E. M. PaxsonVolume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages display foxing throughout. Illustrated with uncommon frontispiece portrait of the author.

It should be noted that the only institutional markings/attachments are a label at head of spine and bookplates on front pastedown.
- The Complaint; or, Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality. To Which Are Added, the Last Day, a Poem, and a Paraphrase on Part of the Book of Job by Edward Young - Dated 1818 by E. Merriam & Co.Leather-bound volume shows moderate external wear. Binding is sound. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. A small number of pages have underlining.
- The Task, a Poem in Six Books by William Cowper - Dated 1804 by Whiting, Backus & WhitingLeather-bound volume shows external wear, with loss at spine ends. Binding is sound. Pages are foxed. Pages 49 to 52 display loss of material to lower portion, with some loss to text.


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Lot 1082

$650

Title: Florula Cestrica: An Essay towards a Catalogue of the Phaenogamous Plants, Native and Naturalized, Growing in the Vicinity of the Borough of West-Chester, in Chester County, Pennsylvania: With Brief Notices of Their Properties, and Uses, in Medicine, Rural Economy, and the Arts. To Which Is Subjoined an Appendix of the Useful Cultivated Plants of the Same District
Author: William Darlington - William Darlington was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

William Darlington was born in Birmingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He became a botanist at an early age, studied medicine, and graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1804. He went to the East Indies as ship's surgeon in 1806. He returned to West Chester in 1807 and was a practicing physician there for a number of years. He raised a company of volunteers at the beginning of the War of 1812 and was major of a volunteer regiment.
Darlington's office was in this building of the National Bank of Chester County

Darlington was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth Congress. He was again elected to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses. He was appointed canal commissioner in 1825, and served as president of the West Chester Railroad. He established a natural history society in West Chester in 1826 and published several works on botany and natural history. He served as director and president of the National Bank of Chester County from 1830 to 1863.
Publisher: Simeon Siegfried
City: West-Chester, Pennsylvania
Year: 1826
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/152 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition inscribed by the author. Inscription in pencil on front pastedown reads "Miss Isabella Batchelder, / with the respectful compliments / of the Author." Book dealer's annotations, also in pencil, appear above and below inscription.

Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with red leather spine and leather-tipped corners. Spine has stamped gilt lettering and ruling. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss visible at outside corners. Binding is firm. Pages are foxed throughout. This book does not contain plates.

Handwritten poem in ink appears on dedication page, under text. Handwriting seems to indicate to be by author.

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Lot 1083

$55

Title: The Marvellous Adventures and Rare Conceits of Master Tyll Owlglass. Newly Collected, Chronicled and Set Forth, in Our English Tongue
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1860
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxix/255 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: A translation of "Till Eulenspiegel," a series of tales built around the adventures of a German peasant trickster.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth over beveled boards with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Pictorial design of title character is stamped in gilt on front cover. Book shows external wear, with cracking along spine and minor loss at ends of spine. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name and date of October 16, 1862 appears at top margin of front flyleaf. Gilt-edged pages exhibit sporadic light foxing This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded color plates and in-text drawings by Alfred Crowquill.

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Lot 1084

$150

Title: The Adirondacks: Illustrated. Containing Narrative of a Trip through the Wilderness, with Description of the Natural Features of the Region; Hints Concerning Supplies and General Outfit for Camp and Trail; Coast and manner of Reaching the Various Resorts; Hotels, with Capacity, Pice of Bard, Etc.; Tables of Elevation and Distances; Maps, Etc. Etc.
Author: Seneca Ray Stoddard
Publisher: Self-published
City: Glen Falls, New York
Year: 1886
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: viii/257 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed wrappers. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. This work contains in-text and full-page illustrations.

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Lot 1085

$70

Book Details: Nature and outdoor life is explored in this collection of books, which includes many titles by Will James about horses and other aspects of the cowboy experience. Nature topics include moths, birds, flowers, and insects, as well as the wildlife of Alaska and the rituals and religion of the Iroquois indians.

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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 1086

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique hunting books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Wild Fowl Shooting Containing Scientific and Practical Descriptions of Wild Fowl: Their Resorts, Habits, Flights and the Most Successful Method of Hunting Them" (Rand McNally & Co., 1888), "The Best of Nash Buckingham" (Winchester Press, 1973, in dj) edited by George Bird Evans, and "The Sportsman's Gazetteer and General Guide" (Forest and Stream Publishing Company, 1879) by Charles Hallock.

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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 1087

$35

Title: The Salamandrine
Author: Charles Mackay - Charles Mackay was a Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter, remembered mainly for his book "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds."
Publisher: Ingram, Cooke, and Co.
City: London
Year: 1853
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/140 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine and front cover. Small paper label appears at lower portion of spine. Upper half of spine cover is detaching, as are portions at foot of spine. Binding is sound. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Withdrawal stamp is visible on rear pastedown. Small print library markings appear on title page. Gilt-edged pages display light foxing. This work is illustrated with vignettes drawn by John Gilbert, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.

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Lot 1088

$35

Title: History of the Town of Weston, Massachusetts, 1630-1890
Author: Daniel S. Lamson
Publisher: Press of Geo. H. Ellis Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1913
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/214 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate of historical society can be seen on front pastedown. Stamp of society appears in lower right corner of title page and in lower portion of final page. Number in pencil appears on verso of title page. No other institutional markings are visible. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of author and b&w photos.

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Lot 1089

$20

Title: The Helen Alexander Hawaiian Cook Book
Author: Helen Alexander
Publisher: Advertiser Publishing Company, Ltd.
City: Honolulu
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/218 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped red lettering to spine and front cover. Small pictorial design of Hawaiian man appears in lower half of front cover. Front cover shows light soiling. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Two b&w photos can be seen at front of volume. Brief glossary appears at rear on volume.

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Lot 1090

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique dentistry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first edition of "A Textbook of Exodontia: Exodontia, Oral Surgery and Anesthesia" (The C. V. Mosby Company, 1927, signed on detached preliminary) by Leo Winter, and a signed edition of "Fraturas mandibulares: civis e de guerra" (Mario M. Ponzini & Cia., 1944).

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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 1091

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of the U.S. Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Jubal's Raid: General Early's Famous Attack on Washington in 1864" (McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1960, in dj) and "The Un-Civil War: Some Maps & Views of the South during 1861-1865" (The Neo American Church, Inc., 1974).

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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 1092

$70

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 portraits of big horn mountain sheep, a cowboy riding a horse, and a man sitting in front of a cabin fireplace dreaming of deer hunting (cloud with image of deer appears above his head). Picture of deer bears the date 1974. The smallest piece, that of the dreaming man, has the following annotation of front flap of paper cover "Wildwood Studio / About Looking Back / Poem Ill."

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: Two of these works are preserved in transparent plastic covers. The smallest is in brown paper covers.The largest of these pieces (sheep) measures approximately 15.5" x 13.75", the smallest 7.5" x 10.25".

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Lot 1093

$30

Title: Robert Smith's Address to the People of the United States
Author: Robert Smith - Robert Smith was the second United States Secretary of the Navy from 1801 to 1809 and the sixth United States Secretary of State from 1809 to 1811. He was the brother of Senator Samuel Smith.

President James Madison appointed Smith as Secretary of State, an office which he held from March 6, 1809 until his forced resignation on April 1, 1811.
Smith was closely allied with his brother, Maryland Senator Samuel Smith. He bitterly opposed Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin. Madison thought he could be his own Secretary of State, but Smith so often pursued opposite policies that Madison finally demanded his resignation. In Madison's April 1811 "Memorandum on Robert Smith" the president offered a laundry list of Smith's shortcomings: he questioned Smith's loyalty; he found Smith's diplomatic correspondence wanting; he had been indiscreet in conversations with the British; and he had opposed the Administration's efforts to secure concessions from Britain and France by limiting trade. Apparently Smith was bewildered by these and other charges leveled by Madison and published an exoneration of himself, "Robert Smith's Address to the People of the United States," an attack on Madison's foreign policy.
Publisher: uncredited
City: Baltimore
Year: 1811
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 41 pages
Width: 5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique pamphlet is solidly bound, without wrappers. Previous owner's name appears in ink at top margin of title page. Covers and pages display foxing. Initials I. (possibly J.) B. appear in upper margin of page 21, next to printed name of author.

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Lot 1094

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Lakeside Press volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this collection are: "Narratives of Barbary Coast" (3 copies), "Twenty Years before the Mast," "Jailed for Freedom," "The Life of Olaudah Equiano," "Narratives of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906," "Inaugural Addresses," "Narrative of the Coronado Expedition/Relacion de la Jornada de Cibola," "Revolutionary Days," "From the Deep Woods to Civilization," The Americanization of Edward Bok," "Behind the Scenes" and "Fighting the Flying Circus."


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Condition / Notes: These books are as new, still preserved in shrink wrap.

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Lot 1095

$140

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of The Gardeners' Magazine of Botany shown in the corresponding image(s). This antique compilation contains issues from July to December, 1850. Book is illustrated with numerous hand-colored lithograph plates of flowers and fruits and many wood engravings.

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half dark green leather over green cloth boards, with raised gilt bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows external wear, with scuffing at edges and corners. Call number is written in white at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Library bookplates appear on front pastedown, due date slip is attached at top of front flyleaf. Stamps are also visible on title and copyright page. Pages with gilt edges are clean and without markings. Well-preserved chromolithographs are quite bright.

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Lot 1096

$60

Book Details: Sturdy classics are among this group of collectible vintage and antiquarian literature, including a decorative edition of "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam." Another beautiful volume is "The Nigger of the Narcissus," by Joseph Conrad, in a slip-cased, illustrated, limited edition. Also included is an early edition of "Ah, Wilderness," by Eugene O'Neill, and a half-leather volume of stories by the prolific Hannah Moore. A close-printed early novel in marbled covers, "The Prairie Bird," by Charles Augustus Murray, dates from 1844.

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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 1097

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Miss Takuan" (Akiko Masuda, 1989) signed by illustrators Steve Brost and Melissa Reed, an author-signed first printing of "The Boy Who Looked for Spring" (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1993) by Susan Fleischman, and a first edition of "Three Little Animals" (Harper and Brothers, 1956). Also present in this group are an author-signed first edition of "Jewish Legends of the Second Commonwealth" (The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1983) by Judah Nadich, and an author-signed "Piety and Perserverance: Jews from the Carpathian Mountains" (Sepher-Hermon Press, Inc., 1981) by Herman Dicker, with a foreword by Elie Wiesel.

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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 1098

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on theology and philosophy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first edition of Bliss Forbush's "Elias Hicks: Quaker Liberal" (Columbia U. P., 1956, in dj), a first edition of "The World in Tune" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1954, in dj) signed by author Elizabeth Gray Vining, and a two-volume-in-one edition of "The Galaxy of Wit; or Laughing Philosopher: Being a Collection of Choice Anecdotes, Many of Which Originated in or about "The Literary Emporium" (J. Reed, 1827).

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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 1099

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed hunting books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The World of the Red Fox" (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1969. in dj) by Leonard Lee Rue III, "Modern Turkey Hunting" (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1973, in dj) by James F. Brady, and "The Deer of North American" (Outdoor Life Books, 1978, in dj)

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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 1100

$350

Title: A Book of Fifty Drawings
Author: Aubrey Beardsley - Aubrey Vincent Beardsley was an English illustrator and author. His drawings, done in black ink and influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau and poster styles was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis.

Publisher: Leonard Smithers
City: London
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 212 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to spine and lightly bumped corners. Binding is firm. Endpapers display foxing. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Frontispiece portrait of artist shows small red stain at top edge, with tissue guard exhibiting larger stain at top and light foxing. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with well-preserved plates and captioned guards.

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Lot 1101

$40

Title: The Modern Babes in the Wood or Summerings in the Wilderness. To Which Is Added a Reliable and Descriptive Guide to the Adirondacks
Author: E. R. Wallace, H. Perry Smith
Publisher: Columbian Book Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1872
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 444 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped rust-colored cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with spine cover detached at front spine edge. Minor loss of material can be seen at ends of spine and at outside corners of boards. Binding is somewhat shaken, with cracking between blank preliminary pages. Previous owners' names can be seen on front flyleaf. Pages display sporadic light foxing. This work is illustrated with numerous plates.

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Lot 1102

$150

Title: The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates. Comprising a Full and Authentic Account of the Rise and Progress of the Late Southern Confederacy - The Campaigns, Battles, Incidents, and Adventures of the Most Gigantic Struggle of the World's History. Drawn from Official Sources, and Approved by the Most Distinguished Confederate Leaders
Author: Edward A. Pollard - Edward A. Pollard was an American journalist. From 1857 to 1861 he was clerk of the U. S. House Committee on the Judiciary. During the Civil War he was one of the principal editors of the Richmond Examiner.

In 1864 Pollard sailed for England, but the vessel on which he sailed was captured as a blockade runner, and he was confined in Fort Warren in Boston Harbor from 29 May until 12 August, when he was paroled. In December he was placed in close confinement at Fort Monroe by order of the Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, but was soon again paroled by General B. F. Butler, and in January proceeded to Richmond, Virginia to be exchanged there for Albert D. Richardson (1833-1869), a well-known correspondent of the New York Tribune, who, however, had escaped before Pollard arrived. During 1867 to 1869 Pollard edited a weekly paper at Richmond, and he conducted the Political Pamphlet there during the presidential campaign of 1868.
His publications include "Black Diamonds Gathered in the Darkey Homes of the South" (1859), in which he advocated a reopening of the slave trade; "The Southern History of the War" (3 vols.: "First Year of the War," with B. M. DeWitt, 1862; "Second Year of the War," 1864; "Third Year of the War," 1864); "Observations in the North: Eight Months in Prison and on Parole" (1865); "The Lost Cause" (1866); "Lee and His Lieutenants" (1867); "The Lost Cause Regained" (1868), a southern view of Reconstruction urging the necessity of white supremacy; "The Life of Jefferson Davis" (1869), an arraignment of the Confederate president; and "The Virginia Tourist" (1870).

Publisher: E. B. Treat & Co., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1867
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 752 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped pebbled cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design depicting palm tree. Pictorial design also appears on front cover, depicting star within crescent moon set inside olive branches. Book shows minor wear and discoloration at edges. Binding is sound. Previous owner's bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages exhibit foxing and occasional marginal water markings. Foxing is particularly heavy on and around plates and tissue guards. This work has a frontispiece portrait of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and other major historical figures.

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