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Lot 1103

$20

Title: Cornwall
Author: Lewis Beach
Publisher: E. M. Ruttenber & Son, Printers
City: Newburgh, New York
Year: 1873
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 200 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with fraying at ends of spine and light soiling to covers. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's annotations appear on front endpaper. Pages exhibit scattered foxing. Water markings appear along bottom edge of text block through page 31. Illustrated with textual illustrations. Antique newspaper clipping with poem by Leavenworth Macnab entitled "Old Friends" is laid in, with offsetting to front endpaper.

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Lot 1104

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the American Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a three-volume edition of "The Campaign for Vicksburg" (Morningside House, Inc., 1985-1986) by Edwin Cole Bearss, and "Bloody Valverde: A Civil War Battle on the Rio Grande, February 21, 1862" (University of New Mexico, 1995, in dj) by John Taylor.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 1105

$55

Title: Travels in Egypt and Palestine
Author: John Thomas
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo, and Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1853
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 173 pages plus 1 page note and 24 unnumbered pages of advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "It is, however, proper to state, that although the regions visited by him may have been already described by others, who have had more time and ampler opportunities for observation; it has, nevertheless, been his fortune to be among the first to witness some recent discoveries, as yet almost unknown in the United States, among which may be mentioned the singular ruins of Hadjar Khem, in Malta, and the vast subterranean halls near the site of ancient Memphis, in Egypt. He regards himself, moreover, as peculiarly fortunate in having enjoyed the privilege of visiting Palestine at that particular season of the year, when the beauties both of the country and of the climate, were probably exhibited to the greatest advantage. It is, perhaps, the more important to call attention to this circumstance; since it may serve to explain why his representations of the Holy Land, are more favorable than those drawn by the generality of travellers." (from author's preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Head of spine displays small loss of material. Book otherwise shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Front endpaper, preliminary pages and advertisements exhibit foxing. Pages are otherwise lightly foxed. This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece offering view of Gibraltar, and a textual and a full-page illustration.

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Lot 1106

$20

Book Details: The decorative volumes in this mixed lot of antiquarian and vintage books and ephemera include one of the Waverley novels, a children's novel and some nature stories, and a history of the New York frontier, the Revolution, and the Native Americans who were displaced by it. Most charming is a pocket map and guide of London. Also included is a Victorian scrapbook of newspaper clippings, "Anecdotes of the Rebellion" (1894), and two colorful relics of the '50s, a Lafayette Radio catalog and a 1953 issue of "TV World."

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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 1107

$130

Title: A History of The United States for Families and Libraries
Author: Benson J. Lossing - Benson John Lossing was a prolific and popular American historian, known best for his illustrated books on the American Revolution and American Civil War and features in Harper's Magazine. He was a charter trustee of Vassar College.
Publisher: Mason Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 672 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Pages display occasional foxing. This work is illustrated with bright tissue-guarded chromolitho frontispiece and b&w plates, as well as numerous in-text illustrations.

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Lot 1108

$50

Book Details: These decorative, 19th century antiquarian books on hunting and fishing cover a variety of game. Partridge (or quail) and pheasant are the focus of one 1877 volume. "The American Sportsman" deals with a greater variety of bird hunting. Two books provide accounts of hunting the far northern border area along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain, between New York and Canada. "The Perils and Pleasures of a Hunter's Life" roams further afield, with descriptions of big game hunting safaris in Africa and South America, as well as grizzly bear hunts in the U.S. Many of these books are illustrated.


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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 1109

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain issues of the Frankfurt daily Frankfurter Zeitung und Handelsblatt for the first five months of 1914. These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of the months preceding the outbreak of the First World War, offering insight into the social order and culture of pre-war Europe. Issues also contain illustrated advertisements.


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



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Lot 1110

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second American edition of Thomas Sheridan's "Course of Lectures on Elocution" (Troy, New York: Obadiah Penniman & Co., 1803), "The Saga of Billy the Kid" (Grosset & Dunlap, c. 1926, in dj) by Walter Noble Burns, John Tyndall's "Lectures on Light. Delivered in the United States in 1872-'73" (D. Appleton and Company, 1873), and a first edition of "Rollei Photography: Handbook of the Rolleiflex and Rolleicord Cameras" (Camera Craft Publishing Company, 1952, in dj) by Jacob Deschin.

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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 1111

$150

Title: A Letter to His Countrymen
Author: James Fenimore Cooper - James Fenimore Cooper was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the "Leatherstocking Tales," featuring frontiersman Natty Bumppo. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel "The Last of the Mohicans," often regarded as his masterpiece.
Publisher: John Wiley
City: New York
Year: 1834
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 116 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with cloth backstrip. Book shows external wear, with moisture markings to rear cover and spine. Front cover exhibits minor chipping. Outside corners are lightly bumped. Binding is firm. Interior displays foxing throughout. Final 20 pages of text and rear endpaper have a small amount of marginal staining.

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Lot 1112

$130

Title: Mein Kampf: An Historic Document Describing the Aims and Development of the National Socialist Movement. Unexpurgated
Author: Adolf Hitler - Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP), commonly referred to as the Nazi Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler is commonly associated with the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II, and the Holocaust.

A decorated veteran of World War I, Hitler joined the German Workers' Party, precursor of the Nazi Party, in 1919, and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923 he attempted a coup d'état, known as the Beer Hall Putsch, in Munich. The failed coup resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he wrote his memoir, "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle). After his release in 1924, Hitler gained support by promoting Pan-Germanism, antisemitism, and anticommunism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. After his appointment as chancellor in 1933, he transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of Nazism. His avowed aim was to establish a New Order of absolute Nazi German hegemony in continental Europe.

Hitler's foreign and domestic policies had the goal of seizing Lebensraum ("living space") for the Germanic people. He oversaw the rearmament of Germany and the invasion of Poland by the Wehrmacht in September 1939, which led to the outbreak of World War II in Europe. Under Hitler's direction, in 1941 German forces and their European allies occupied most of Europe and North Africa. These gains were gradually reversed after 1941, and in 1945 the Allied armies defeated the German army. Hitler's supremacist and racially motivated policies resulted in the systematic murder of eleven million people, including nearly six million Jews.

In the final days of the war, during the Battle of Berlin in 1945, Hitler married his long-time mistress, Eva Braun. On 30 April 1945—less than two days later—the two committed suicide to avoid capture by the Red Army, and their corpses were burned.
Translor: James Murphy
Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers), Ltd. in Association with Hurst & Blackett, Ltd. Publishers
City: London
Year: circa 1940
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 583 pages
Width: 8" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This is the first illustrated edition in book form. This work first appeared in 18 weekly installments.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blind-stamped blown cloth with stamped lettering and nazi eagle emblem on spine and front cover. Book shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Binding is firm. Endpapers display foxing. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with "more than two hundred exclusive and specially selected illustrations." This book contains many full-page b&w photographs. Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 1113

$35

Title: Ximena; or, the Battle of the Sierra Morena, and Other Poems
Author: Bayard Taylor - Bayard Taylor was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author.
Publisher: Herman Hooker
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1844
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 84 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of the author's first book.

Antique volume is bound in brown paper-covered boards with printed paper label to spine. Book shows external wear, with loss of material to spine and mild rubbing to covers. Front board and first two blank preliminary pages are detaching. Pages are foxed.

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Lot 1114

$20

Book Details: Three of these antiquarian books are references for the home and hearth, but they focus more on leisure time, amusements, and enhancing one's general knowledge than on domestic chores. A 1923 cookbook, "Pot Luck," provides insight into British home cooking in that era. From the same period comes a manual for commercial bakers and millers, and also included is a guide to basket-making and basketry.

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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 1115

$425

Details: In 1940, Keith Fox, an executive of the Utica (New York) National Bank, contacted the architect Frank Lloyd Wright about a possible commission. This lot contains Wright's concise reply, on Taliesin stationery. Also included is a book with excerpts from Wright's writings and drawings.

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Condition / Notes: This material is in generally good condition. Both letter and envelope have been folded, and the stamp has been removed from the envelope.

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Lot 1116

$20

Title: Wallace's Year-Book of Trotting and Pacing in 1889. Containing Complete Summaries of All the Performances of the Year in Which Any Heat Was Trotted or Pace in 2:40 or Less, Carefully Compared with and Corrected from the Official Reports of the National Trotting Association, and the American Trotting Association; Also Best Records of All Slower Performers. Also a Most Comprehensive and Complete System of Tables, Embracing All Past Experiences in Fast Trotting and Pacing.
Author: J. H. Wallace
Publisher: Wallace Trotting Register Company
City: New York
Year: 1890
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 505 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This is volume 5 in the series.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind stamped dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine. Ex-library book shows light external wear. Small paper labels appears on spine. Binding is cracked after copyright page. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Title page is stamped and displays annotations. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 1117

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on hunting, fishing, nature and wildlife shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Elements of Agricultural Chemistry, in a Course of Lectures for the Board of Agriculture" (B. Warner, M. Carey, and Bennett & Walton, 1821) by Sir Humphry Davy, the first volume of "National Chester White Record" (Swine Breeders' Journal Print, 1884), and a first edition of "Radnor Reminiscences: A Foxhunting Journal" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921) by J. Stanley Reeve.

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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 1118

$110

Title: Dream Blocks
Author: Aileen Cleveland Higgins
Publisher: Duffield & Company
City: New York
Year: 1908
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 47 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and color pastedown to front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and chipping and minor scratching to illustration. Binding is sound. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Previous owner's stamp appears at top of front pastedown, inscription in ink can be seen along upper margin of front flyleaf. Name in ink is also visible at top of rear pastedown. Interior displays minor spotting and smudging at margins. This work contains color plates and vignettes by Jessie Willcox Smith. Two plates exhibit creasing.

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Lot 1119

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second edition of "The Antediluvian History and Narrative of the Flood..." (F. Pitman, n.d.) by E. D. Rendell, "The Primitive Doctrine of Regeneration: Sought for in Holy Scripture; and Investigated through the Medium of the Written Documents of Ecclesiastical Antiquity" (R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside, 1840) by George Stanley Faber, "The Conversion of the Northern Nations: The Boyle Lectures for the Year 1865, Delivered at the Chapel Royal, Whitehall" (D. Appleton and Company, 1866) by Charles Merivale, and a second edition of "A Summary View of the Millennial Church, or United Society of Believers, Commonly Called Shakers" (C. Van Benthuysen, 1848).

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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 1120

$90

Details: There are about 100 antique magazine advertisements in this lot, all clean and packaged for retail protective plastic with cardboard backing. Products include household goods, such as Atwater Kent radios and Ralston cereal. Just over half of the pages are in black & white, with the rest printed in full color. One page shows early stars on the ABC television network.

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Condition / Notes: These advertising pages are all in good or very good condition.

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Lot 1121

$150

Title: The Works of Anatole France
Author: Anatole France - Anatole France was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Academie francaise, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in recognition of his literary achievements.
Publisher: Gabriel Wells
City: New York
Year: 1924
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of the works of Nobel Prize-winning French author Anatole France. Signature appears on limitation page at front of first volume. This is copy 369 of 1075. This work contains an introduction by Lafcadio Hearn.

Antique set is bound in beige paper-covered boards with red cloth spines. Spines have printed paper label. Labels display minor amount of chipping. Books are otherwise in excellent condition.

First volume is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.



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Lot 1122

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique travel books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Aristocratic Journey: Being Outspoken Letters of Mrs. Basil Hall Written during a Fourteen Months' Sojourn in America, 1827-1828" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1931, in dust jacket), an author-signed private printing of "Vacation Journeys" by John Holbrook Shaw, and a first printing of a two-volume edition of "Incidents of Travel in Yucatan" (University of Oklahoma Press, 1962, in slipcase) by John Lloyd Stephens.

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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 1123

$50

Details: There are three large scrapbooks in this lot, all of which document World War II -- one each for 1942, 1943, and 1944. These scrapbooks are filled with newspaper clippings of important events in the war, and with personal interest stories from the war. The 1944 scrapbook is a repurposed wallpaper sample book -- the wallpaper can be seen and felt behind the clippings.

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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 1124

$25

Title: Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time; Being a Collection of Memoirs, Anecdotes, and Incidents of the City and Its Inhabitants, and of the Earliest Settlements of the Inland Part of Pennsylvania, from the Days of the Founders: Intended To Preserve the Recollectionsof Olden Time, and To Exhibit Society in Its Changes of Manners and Customs, and the City and Country in Their Local Changes and Improvements
Author:
Publisher: Carey and Hart
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1845
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set has been rebound in blind-stamped black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Volumes have new endpapers. Previous owner's signature appears across title pages. Pages display scattered foxing and occasional marginal staining.

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Lot 1125

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on European history shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this collection: John Gifford's "The Reign of Louis the Sixteenth; and Complete History of the Revolution. With Notes, Critical and Explanatory" (C. Lowndes, 1794, lacking boards/spine cover), a three-volume edition of "Unpublished Correspondence of Napoleon I Preserved in the War Archives" (Duffield & Company, 1913, ex-library), L. Muhlbach's "Frederick the Great and His Court: A Historical Romance" (D. Appleton and Company, 1867), and a two-volume edition of Edward Walford's "Londoniana" (Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 1879, ex-library).

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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 1126

$30

Title: Kemlo's Watch-Repairer's Hand-Book; Being a Complete Guide to the Young Beginner in Taking Apart, Putting Together, and Thoroughly Cleaning the English Lever and Other Foreign Watches, and All American Watches
Author: F. Kemlo
Publisher: Henry Carey Baird & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1906
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 92 pages plus page of table and 32 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: Contains sections on the English lever watch, the Swiss watch, the history of American watch-making, the United States Watch Company, as well as extensive commentary on repair, mending, tempering and cleaning of watches.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains full-page and in-textual illustrations.

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Lot 1127

$130

Details: Colorful children's books and magazines with lively graphics lead this lot of antique estate ephemera. A charming Victorian chromolithograph nursery rhyme book is cut in the shape of Mother Goose herself. The "Tip Top Weekly" features Burt Standish's Frank Merriwell stories, with covers a little less lurid than the one on "The Jesse James Stories." Also included is a salesman's catalog from Dent Toys, with photos of diminutive iron and aluminum vehicles, guns, vacuum cleaners, and stoves.

The lot includes a 1903 publication on Native American baskets, an original pencil drawing from 1868, and a transcription of the Declaration of Independence written in Pitman shorthand by "C.B. Harvey, Phonographer."

Other material includes a 1919 souvenir program from a tour by John Philip Sousa's band, some antique chromolithographs of the four seasons suitable for framing, and a blank autograph album with pictorial celluloid cover.

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Condition / Notes: This material is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 1128

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "American Politics (Non-Partisan) from the Beginning to Date" (Fireside Publishing Company, 1882) by Thomas V. Cooper and Hector T. Fenton, "The Blennerhassett Papers, Embodying the Private Journal of Harman Blennerhassett, ..." (Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1861), "The Great Conflagration. Chicago: Its Past, Present and Future" (Union Publishing Co., 1872) and "Harvard and Its Surrounding" (Moses King, Publisher, 1882) by Moses King.

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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 1129

$25

Book Details: A distinguished heritage is represented by this collection of books on books, which features some of the best writers in the English canon. A four-volume set covers the literary history of the English poets from Chaucer to Tennyson. Influential authors at either end of the 19th century are studied in volumes on Sir Walter Scott and George Bernard Shaw. This last book is by another significant figure, G. K. Chesterton. Last is a book on the German poet Friedrich Schiller, by the prominent English historian Thomas Carlyle.

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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 1130

$120

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 January to June, 1850. Book is illustrated with a tissue-guarded tinted lithograph half title page, a numerous hand-colored lithograph plates 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. Library stamps are visible on title and copyright page. Gilt-edged pages of text are clean and without markings. This work contains color plates and in-text illustrations. Handsome chromolithographs are quite bright.

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Lot 1131

$35

Title: Voyage of the Paper Canoe: A Geographical Journey of 2500 miles, from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico, during the Years 1874-5
Author: Nathaniel H. Bishop
Publisher: Lee and Shepard, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1878
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/351 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and chipping to spine. Minor loss can be seen at edges and corners of boards, as well as at head of spine. Rear hinge is cracked. A small number of pages display light foxing. This work contains well-preserved plates and full-page maps.

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Lot 1132

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are various signed first editions, including "Modern Tackle Craft" (Lyons & Burford, Publishers, 1993, in dj) by C. Boyd Pfeiffer, "Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead: An Advanced Look at an Emerging Fishery" (West River Publishing, 1999, in dj) by R. and J. Kustich, "Kuyahoora: Discovering West Canada Valley" (North Country Books, 1999) by M. Paul Keesler, "Fishing the Headwaters of the Missouri" (Mountain Press Publishing Company, 1980) by Norman Strung, and "Why Fish Bite and Why They Don't" (Bonanza Books, 1961, 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 1133

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of works on, or relating to, American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a compilation of the first issues of the periodical "The Remarker" (1893-1894, with detaching front board) published in Mount Vernon, Iowa, the first volume of the two-volume first edition of the "Memoirs of Aaron Burr. With Miscellaneous Selections from His Correspondence" (Harper & Brothers, 1837), the fourth volume of "The Historical Register of the United States. Part II for 1814" (G. Palmer, 1816) edited by T. H. Palmer, "Clovercroft Chronicles, 1314-1893" by Mary Rhoads Haines (Press of J. B. Lippincott Company, n.d.) and "Records of Friends' Burial Ground at Colthouse, near Hawkshead, Lancashire" (The St. Oswald Press, 1914).

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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 1134

$30

Title: Aldornere: A Pennsylvania Idyll
Author: Howard Worcester Gilbert
Publisher: John Penington & Son
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1872
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 27 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition inscribed by illustrator Lloyd Mifflin. Inscription in ink on blank preliminary page reads "To my poet. friend, Cousin Lila, / with the sincere esteem of / the artist. / Norwood, April 19, 1845 /.Columbia, Pa."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with faint moisture markings to covers and fraying at ends of spine. Binding is firm. Pages display occasional light foxing. This work is "illustrated with nine original etchings."

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Lot 1135

$50

Title: The Life of Colonel Paul Revere
Author: Elbridge Henry Goss
Publisher: Joseph George Cupples
City: Boston
Year: 1891
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volume limited edition of this biography, signed by both the author and the publisher on limitation page. This is copy number 68 of 100.

Antique set is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spines and front covers. Books show mild external wear, with small tear visible at top of rear gutter of first volume. Bindings of both volumes are cracked. Antique bookplate of D. Appleton appear on front pastedowns. Interiors are clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with tissue-guarded plates, a number in color, facsimiles, textual illustrations and vignettes.

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Lot 1136

$40

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antiquarian children's books features some wonderfully colorful, decorative covers. Titles include such classics as "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz," "Black Beauty" (in original wrappers), "The Birds' Christmas Carol," by Kate Douglas Wiggin, and "Robinson Crusoe."

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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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