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Lot 1137

$35

Title: The Genius of Universal Emancipation, a Monthly Periodical Work, Containing Original Essays, Documents, and Facts, relative to the Subject of African Slavery
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Benjamin Lundy - Benjamin Lundy was an American Quaker abolitionist from New Jersey who established several anti-slavery newspapers and worked for many others. He traveled widely seeking to limit the expansion of slavery, and in seeking to establish a colony to which freed slaves might be located, outside of the United States.

Lundy was also a leading voice in denouncing the Texas Revolution as a method to perpetuate slavery in Texas in defiance of the laws of Mexico banning slavery.
Publisher: Benjamin Lundy
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1834
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 124 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume contains issues of the periodical from January to July 1834 and the issue for November 1835.

Antique volume is disbound. Title page displays soiling and small tears at edges, with previous owner's name written across top edge. Pages exhibit foxing throughout.

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Lot 1138

$200

Details: This collection of vintage and estate ephemera is wide-ranging, with an original photograph of Amelia Earhart, and a photographic copy of the famous picture of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, George Washington Carver, and Herbert Hoover all together. There are natural history journals, 1930 "Farm Wife" magazines with great graphics, an antique ledger, souvenir folders from a late 19th - early 20th century European tour, and a pair of instant ancestor photos printed on canvas. Topping it off is a copy of "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" with a eye-catching pulp cover. Also included is a fine antique graduation diploma on parchment, with handwritten signatures, a wide blue silk ribbon and seal.

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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 1139

$55

Details: This philatelic lot consists of seven specialized stamp collections. Included are two albums of stamps from the USSR/Russian Federation (1984-94), two albums of Princess Diana stamps, one celebrating the great masters of Italian painting, one of United Nations stamps, and the last one of stamps featuring Disney cartoon characters.

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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 1140

$350

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

Boston Post: March 2 - June 29, 1875

Daily Eastern Argus (Portland, Maine): January to June, 1869

Washington Sentinel: July 2, 1892 - November 9, 1895

The New York Herald: July 3, 1880 - September 26, 1880

New York Spectator: 1858

The Washington Critic: January 1 - June 30, 1887

Daily Morning Chronicle (Washington, D.C.): January 6 - April 19, 1866

The Critic-Record (Washington, D.C.: April 29 - May 14, 1891




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

The largest of these compilations measures approximately 25.5" x 33", the smallest 16.5" x 23".

Please note that issues of the New York Spectator are preserved in worn portfolio folder.



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Lot 1141

$60

Title: Fourth Annual Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries, Game and Forests of the State of New York
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., Printers
City: New York
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 441 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in tan buckram with stamped dark brown lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped pictorial design in green and brown depicting forest scene can be seen on front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to covers. Binding has separated at copyright page. Text block is shaken. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with 7 color plates of acuatic life by Denton, including 2 of lobster, 4 color plates of birds by Ridgway, 3 plates of insects by Joutel, as well as photographic plates and tables.

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Lot 1142

$110

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 III
Author: Peter Force - Peter Force was a 19th-century politician, newspaper editor, archivist, and historian.

Publisher: M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1840
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: cxxxii/3-2010 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This is the third 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. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. Stamp appears at top margin of first title page (each volume has a separate title page). Stamp is also visible on top edge of text block. No other institutional markings or attachments are present. Pages display scattered foxing. This work has a small number of maps and facsimiles. Text appears in double columns. Pagination is by column.

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Lot 1143

$45

Book Details: Frontier history and the pioneers of the American west are the themes of this group of vintage books, which include works on the California Gold Rush of 1849, and draw on diaries and journals. Also present are signed, limited edition copies of the "History and Legal Proceedings of Buckskin Joe," which document an early Colorado mining camp. These two volumes are both signed by their author, Nolie Mumey. "Prairie Schooner Pirates" tells the story of the Comancheros, renegade traders in New Mexico who attacked and robbed wagon trains, sometimes selling women and children as slaves, and then framed Native American indians for their crimes. This book is signed by its author, Herman H. Moncus.

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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 1144

$90

Book Details: This large group of military history tracks the movements of navies as well as armies. Many books consider aspects of World War II, including volumes on the warships of the United States Navy, the Royal Navy, and naval forces of imperial Japan. Another book analyzes naval action in the Mediterranean during World War I. Not all the action is afloat, as a significant number of books examine the Civil War, particularly Gettysburg. Biographies or studies of commanders include Patton, von Moltke, Wellington, and J.E.B. Stuart. Other books recount specific campaigns during wartime.

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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 1145

$225

Details: This lot of about 200 antique postcards and postcard folders contains many interesting sub-collections, including real photo postcards (RPPCs), pictures of ocean liners, novelty cards, etc. Many of the cards are from the England, Scotland, and Ireland, with scenes of castles, Brighton pier, and other places. Another antique collection shows black & white photo scenes of Paris.

Also included are three interesting postcard folders. One shows an Army post during the World War I era. The other two are evidence of French colonial aspirations in Africa: one is from Dakar, the capital of Senegal; and the other shows the French protectorate of Morocco in the 1920s.

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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 1146

$70

Book Details: This handsome, vintage collection of classic western novels feature their original, colorful dust jackets. Authors include George M. Johnson, Charles Alden Seltzer, Joseph Montague, Ernest Haycox, and B.M. Bower. Horses and cowboys are ubiquitous.

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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 1147

$100

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 V
Author: Peter Force - Peter Force was a 19th-century politician, newspaper editor, archivist, and historian.

Publisher: M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1844
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: cxi/3-1760 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This is the fifth 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 and paper label of the library of the U.S. House of Representatives can be seen on front and rear board. This ex-library book shows external wear, with chipping and cracking to spine. Call number label is visible at foot of spine. Front hinge is cracked. Volume has marbled endpapers. Stamp appears at top margin of second title page (each volume has a separate title page). Stamp is also visible at top edge of text block. No other institutional markings or attachments are present. Pages display scattered foxing. Text appears in double columns. Pagination is by column. Illustrated with facsimile of George Washington letter dated April 18, 1776.

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Lot 1148

$150

Details: Greeting cards and postcards make up this collection of ephemera, which dates from the first half of the twentieth century. There are about 300 pieces all told. There are many real photo cards (RPPCs), most of them showing English towns. One real photo card is of a missionary to Japan and his family. Also included are beautiful chromolithograph cards. A half-dozen antique photographs are scattered in with this lot, along with a couple of exquisite, die-cut lace and gold-trimmed valentines.

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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 1149

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of uniformly bound, decorative books from the Cabinet Library, published by Rand and Mann in 1849 shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including philosophy Indians, world history, literature, nature, and science, among others, and are illustrated with engravings.
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: $15.50
Lot 1150

$110

Details: There are twenty items in this rich collection of art prints, which features pieces by notables such as Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Joan Miro, Philippe Halsman, and Gregory Perillo. Other artists include Maurice Esteve, Candy Lucas, Tom Williams, Geoffrey Aaron Harris, and J. Major. The artworks are photographs, lithographs, linocuts, cyanotypes, collage, silkscreen, and pencil drawing. Almost all are mounted on foam-core boards.

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Condition / Notes: These artworks are all in excellent condition.

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Lot 1151

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the antique magazine compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This volume of "Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine" contains issues from January to December, 1857. This work is well illustrated, with a number of well-preserved color fashion plates, as well as in-text and full-page b&w illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is disbound. Binding displays significant external wear. A number of preliminary pages are still attached to detached front cover. Initial pages of text are detached. Pages display sporadic light foxing.

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Lot 1152

$25

Book Details: This group of antiquarian books on books includes a biography of Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes; and the literary histories of "Punch" magazine, 18th century English essayists, the Oxford Movement, and Charles Dickens. Harriet Beecher Stowe wades into the Byron scandals with "Lady Byron Vindicated."

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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 1153

$25

Title: Life Of Abby Hopper Gibbons. Told Chiefly through Her Correspondence
Author: Abby Hopper Gibbons - Abigail Hopper Gibbons was an American abolitionist, schoolteacher, and social welfare activist. She assisted in founding and led several nationally known societies for social reform during and following the Civil War.

Editor: Sarah Hopper Emerson
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: viii/395 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is volume 1 of a two-volume set. This book contains a lengthy inscription by the daughter of Abby Hopper Gibbons and editor of this work. Inscription on blank preliminary pages. Inscription, dated July 7, 1897, is written in response to a review of this book.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is sound. Foxing appears along top rim of plates. Small stamp of Barker Publishing Co. can be seen on rear flyleaf. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Abby Hopper Gibbons.

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Lot 1154

$25

Book Details: Leading off the collection of World War I history is a volume by a scholar turned President, Woodrow Wilson, "In Our First Year of War." Comparable perspectives are offered by British and French writers, traces the causes of the war and its prosecution. The high point of the lot is a volume by the witty Ring Lardner, "Treat 'em Rough: Letters from Jack the Kaiser Killer." The lot is completed by a history of the involvement of central Massachusetts towns in the war.

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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 1155

$90

Details: This large group of antique and vintage photographs includes eleven tintypes, more than thirty cabinet cards, many snapshots, some CDVs, and eight large photographs. One large photograph, in a beautiful antique oak frame, shows a street in Catasauqua, PA, decorated for Old Home Week. An odd group photo from Binghamton, NY shows very serious looking people, some dressed in Russian costume, with all of the men wearing the same false goatees and/or mustaches. A formal portrait shows a 1950s hipster teen, all dressed up for the prom. One large, round celluloid portrait 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. Some of the tintypes show damage.


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Lot 1156

$45

Details: This international stamp collection is preserved in ten albums or stock books of varying thickness. The albums are alphabetized: for example,one stock book contains stamps from Caledonia, Cambodia, Cameroun, etc. on through the C and D countries, ending with the Dutch Indies. These stamps are largely of recent vintage, issued in the last several decades.

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


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Lot 1157

$140

Details: This original, 48-star American flag is new, never used, in its original box. The flag is linen, measures 5' x 3', and is on a wooden pole with brass fittings. The pole is in two parts, each 5' long.

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Condition / Notes: This is New Old Stock (NOS), and is in perfect condition.

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Lot 1158

$20

Title: The Holy of Holies, or, World's Tri-Daily Concert of Prayer; To Which Are Added One Hundred Reasons for Personal Worship ; Likewise, Requests for the Several States - North and South; Also, Spiritual Poetry, Entitled, an Hour with God
Author: David Slie
Publisher: Press of A. Strong & Co.
City: Rochester
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 260 / 49 /17 / 21 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with decorative designs in gilt. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's inscription appears on front pastedown. Edges and pages display foxing. Work is illustrated with 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 1159

$25

Title: How To Bag the Biggest Buck of Your Life
Author: Larry Benoit, Peter Miller
Publisher: The Whitetail Press
City: Duxbury, Vermont
Year: 1974
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 158 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this work. Author's signature appears on blank preliminary page. Inscription reads "Larry Benoit / & son."

Volume is bound in printed and illustrated wrappers. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrations are by Ed Vebell, photographs by Peter Miller and John Randolph.

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Lot 1160

$70

Details: This collection of vintage ephemera includes magazines, pamphlets and booklets, and advertising materials. One interesting item is a July, 1941 War Department basic "Soldier's Handbook. Also included is a large, 1935 Stanley Tool Guide, a 1958 New York City subway map published by the Union Dime Savings Bank, a 1946 western calendar, a 1940s Texas road map, a color program for the 1951 Hollywood epic, "Quo Vadis," a souvenir book from the Dachau concentration camp, the 1977 special edition of Marvel Comics adaptation of "Star Wars," and a 1940 songbook for the aspiring singing cowboy, among other things.

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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 1161

$80

Title: The Constitution of the State of Massachusetts, and That of the United States; the Declaration of Independence, with President Washington's Farewell Address. Recommended by the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to the Inhabitants of the Several Towns, To Be Read as a School-Book in Common Schools
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Isaac Adams
City: Portland, Maine
Year: 1807
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 119 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light blue paper-covered boards with leather backing. Book shows external wear, with chipping at foot of spine and along edges of boards. Covers display light soiling. Binding has separated at front hinge. Antique bookplate of The New Hampshire Historical Society can be seen on front pastedown. Front flyleaf (with loss at top), title page and first four pages of text are detached. Number is stamped at top margin of first page of text. Annotations in ink appear on verso to title page for Washington's final address and on final page of address. Lightly age-toned pages exhibit sporadic light foxing.

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 1162

$70

Title: Appleton's Handbook of American Travel. Northern and Eastern Tour. Including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and the British Dominions. Being a Guide to Niagara, the White Mountains, the Alleghanies, the Catskills, the Adirondacks, the Berkshire Hills, the St. Lawrence, Lake Champlain, Lake George, Lake Memphremagog, Saratoga, Newport, Cape May, the Hudson, and Other Famous Localities; With Full Descriptive Sketches of the Cities, Towns, Rivers, Lakes, Waterfalls, Mountains, Hunting and Fishing Grounds, Watering-Places, Sea-Side Resorts, and All Scenes and Objects of Importance and Interest within the Districts Named. With Map, and Various Skeleton Tours, Revised for Summer of 1872, with Appendix
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1872
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 291 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and stains along bottom edge of rear cover and fore edge of front cover Binding is firm. Dark stains can be seen at bottom margin of rear endpaper. Small stamp appears in upper margin of title page. Pages are clean and without markings. Frontispiece color map exhibits tears and repairs along folds, with taping to verso. Other fold-out maps also display tears along folds. Text appears in double columns.

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 1163

$80

Title: Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks
Author: William H. H. Murray
Publisher: Fields, Osgood, & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1869
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 236 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in burgundy cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design to spine. Stamped pictorial design to front cover shows hunter with rifle. Book displays external wear, with loss of material at head of spine and fraying at foot. Hinges are beginning to crack. Previous owner's personal blind-stamp appears on front flyleaf and blank preliminary page. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates. All-called for illustrations are present. Light foxing may appear on plate tissue guards.

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Lot 1164

$40

Title: Seventh Annual Report on the Progress of the Topographical Survey of the Adirondack Region of New York, to the Year 1879, Containing the Condensed Reports for the Years 1874-75-76-77 and '78, with Late Results in Geodetic and Trigonometrical Measurements, Magnetic Variation, Hydrography, River Surveys, Leveling and Barometric-Hypsometry, Meteorology, Rain-Fall, Botany, Zoology and Geology
Author: Verplanck Colvin - Verplanck Colvin was a lawyer, author, illustrator and topographical engineer whose understanding and appreciation for the environment of the Adirondack Mountains led to the creation of New York's Forest Preserve and the Adirondack Park.
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1880
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 536 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows external wear, with spine cover detached at rear spine edge and sunning to spine. Small paper label can be seen foot of spine. Hinges are cracked. Binding is shaken. Small antique label can be seen in upper left corner of front pastedown. Previous owner's name and date of 1956 appear on detached front flyleaf. Frontispiece and title page are also detached. This work contains numerous well-preserved fold-out plates and maps.

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Lot 1165

$140

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Stories of Inventors and Discoveries in the Science and Useful Arts" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860) by John Timbs, "Practical Mineralogy, Assaying and Mining; with a Description of the Useful Minerals, and Instructions for Assaying and Mining According to the Simplest Methods" (Lindsay & Blakiston, 1879) by Frederick Overman, "The Practical Gauger" (Owen, Printer, 1880, relating to barrels and casks, the wine-making industry) compiled by A. Robinette. Present as well are titles relating to crime, such as "Report of the Trial of Edward Williams for the Murder of His Wife" (Hannum & Hemphill, 1830, with detached boards), and a pamphlet entitled "The Goss-Udderzook Tragedy: Being a History of a Strange Case of Deception and Murder, including the Great Life Insurance Case, and the Trial of William E. Udderzook for the Murder of W. S. Goss" (Baltimore Gazette, Printers, 1873).

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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 1166

$110

Book Details: This is a fascinating and rich collection of military history, with volumes on some lesser-known conflicts as well as a trove of information on wars that may be more familiar. Books on the American Civil War and World War II predominate, but other topics include the Punic Wars, medieval warfare, the late 16th century invasion of Korea by Japan (during which the Koreans invented the armored battleship), the Napoleonic wars, the conquest of Mexico, the Russo-Japanese War, and the Falklands war. Navies and naval battles are examined as well as the clash of armies.

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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 1167

$70

Title: The K. C. G. A. Caddie Book: A Complete Caddie System with Information for Golfers. "Caddychism," Rule of Golf Simplified, 400 Golf Terms Defined, Historical Data, First Aid Hints
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Kansas City Golf Association
City: Kansas City
Year: 1923
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is staple-bound in printed and illustrated wrappers. Booklet shows middle external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with b&w photos.

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Lot 1168

$80

Details: This lot includes the antique map of New York City shown in the corresponding image(s). This work of antique cartography is entitled "Map of City of New York, 1842" and shows a variety of delimitations within the area of Lower Manhattan. Map displays boundaries of wards, fire districts, congressional districts, watch districts and fire limits. Congressional districts are shown in color. Printed statement in small print at lower right corner reads "Lith. G. Hayward 1 Platt St. for D. T. Valentine."

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Condition / Notes: This map measures approximately 18.5" x 14.25". It shows mild creasing and one small tear at fold. Foxing can be seen on left-hand side.

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Lot 1169

$120

Details: This collection of philately or postal ephemera includes First Day Covers, vintage foreign postcards, and ordinary, stamped covers or used envelopes.
The FDCs occupy two albums, and a generous pile of loose one. One album, dating from 1976, commemorates the U.S. presidents. The other album holds general FDCs from the 1960s and 1970s. The loose FDCs are foreign as well as domestic, and date from the 1930s through the 1970s. About 22 postcards from Europe are in this lot, all sent from Germany in the 1930s.

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Condition / Notes: These First Day Covers are all in very good, or excellent condition.

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Lot 1170

$20

Title: Wallace's Year-Book of Trotting and Pacing in 1895. 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:
Publisher: Wallace Trotting Register Company
City: New York
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 505 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This is volume 11 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. Remnants of small paper labels appear on spine. Binding is firm. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Title page is stamped and displays annotations. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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