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Lot 1205

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on fly fishingshown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Fly-Fishing for Trout: A Guide for Adult Beginners" (Winchester Press, 1974, in dust jacket) signed by author Richard W. Talleur, "Joe Humphreys's Trout Tactics" (Stackpole Books, 1981) signed by author Joseph B. Humphreys, a limited edition of "New Lines for Flyfishers" (The Derrydale Press, 1936)

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 1206

$175

Title: Combination Atlas Map of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Compiled , Drawn and Published from Personal Eximinations and Surveys
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Everts & Stewart
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 50 pages
Width: 14.75" Height: 17.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth boards with leather backstrip and leather-tipped corners. Stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs appear on front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and minor loss of material at outside corners of boards. Ends of spine also display loss, with cracking and holes along edges. Hinges are cracked. Light soiling is visible on endpapers. Front flyleaf exhibits creasing. A number of pages have small stain to bottom edge that does not affect content. Pages 14 and 15 have small closed tears to upper inside corners and at bottom margin, with content only very marginally affected. Small closed tears may appear on at bottom edges of other pages. Pages show sporadic (light) foxing and occasional smudging at edges. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Full- and double-page maps and illustrations are sharp and bright. All maps are present.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 1207

$100

Title: The Lake Placid Country: A Guide to 60 Walks and Climbs from Lake Placid Including the Most Interesting Trails of the Marcy and Ausable Lakes Regions, with 20 Motor Trips Possible from Lake Placid. Maps and Index
Author: T. Morris Longstreth
Publisher: The Adirondack Camp and Trail Club
City: Lake Placid
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 76 pages plus 12 pages of advertisements
Width: 3.75" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed wrappers. Booklet shows light shelfwear. Binding is sound. Page are clean and without markings. This guide contains four well-preserved fold-out maps.

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 1208

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on World War I history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "To Ruhleben - and Back: A Great Adventure in Three Phases" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916), and "The Resurrected Nations: Short Histories of the Peoples Freed by the Great War and Statements of Their National Claims" (Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers, 1919).

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1209

$55

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antiquarian New York state history includes books on Utica; Oneida, Lewis, and Jefferson counties; the mansions and historic homes of the Hudson Valley; and the 1912 report of the state's Conservation Commission. This last book includes black and white photos.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 1210

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "In Scarlet and Plain Clothes: The History of the Mounted Police" (The Macmillan Company, 1946, in dj) signed by author T. Morris Longstreth, "The Falls of Niagara: Their Evolution and Varying Relations to the Great Lakes; Characteristics of the Power, and the Effects of Its Diversion" (Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey Branch, 1907, with intact fold-out maps) by J. W. Winthrop Spencer, and a first edition of "Dictatorship in the Modern World" (The University of Minnesota Press, 1935) signed by editor Guy Stanton Ford.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 1211

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the German-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain issues of the illustrated Cologne daily Kolnische Zeitung from the years 1935 (April - June), 1937 (July - September), and 1938 (January - April, July - August). These newspapers contain a fascinating day-to-day chronicle of life in Nazi Germany, providing contemporary accounts of significant historical events.

There are also a number of interesting features common to all modern periodicals but which here reflect the condition of life in a totalitarian state, as is the case with the illustrated advertisements bearing swastikas or editorials parroting official slogans.

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Condition / Notes: These folio volumes are bound in quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards and cloth-tipped corners. Black lettering and library marking(s) appear on spines. Ex-library books show mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Bindings are firm. Text blocks are intact. Pages are generally clean and without markings. Pages very occasionally show closed tear or a very small amount of tape repair. It should be noted that pages may have library stamps and/or discreet markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $64.00
Lot 1212

$55

Title: Yama Yama Land: Where Everything Is Different
Author: Grace Duffie Boylan - Grace Duffie Boylan ws an American writer. She wrote many children’s books, often dealing with diverse races and cultures. Titles include: Young Folks, Our Little Eskimo Kiddies: Kids of Many Colors, and Our Little Cuban Kiddies
Publisher: The Reilly & Britton Co., Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: circa 1920
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light blue cloth with illustrated yellow pastedown to front cover. Book shows external age/wear, with light soiling to covers. Water markings and rubbing can be seen at edges. Minor loss of material is visible at outside corners. Child's doodling in pencil appears on pastedown and occasionally throughout. Age toned pages display occasional marginal smudging. Some light foxing can be seen at margins of final pages. This work contains many color and black and white illustrations by illustrator Edgar Keller. One color plate is detached.

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 1213

$120

Title: China, in a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. Drawn from Original and Authentic Sketches, by Thomas Allom, Esq. With Historical and Descriptive Notices by the Rev. G. N. Wright, M. A.
Author: George Newenham Wright - George Newenham Wright was an Irish writer and Anglican clergyman
Publisher: Peter Jackson, Late Fisher, Son, & Co.
City: London
Year: 1843
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 96/72 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This book contains volumes 3 and 4 bound as one.

Antique leather-bound volume lacks upper and lower portions of spine cover. Boards with elaborate stamped gilt ornamentation are detached. Front flyleaf is also detached. Text block is intact. Previous owner's name and date of 1861 appear on front flyleaf and at top margin of initial half title page. Book shows occasional light spotting and marginal staining. Foxing is heavier on versos and margins of steel engraved plates. Stains are confined to lower margin of plates, not affecting images. Half title pages are illustrated with vignette.

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 1214

$140

Book Details: Books on nearly every kind of hunting can be found in this large collection, which includes titles on hunting deer, bear, rabbit, sheep, antelope, woodcock, grouse, ducks, geese, and turkey. Companion volumes offer techniques for training dogs, and guidebooks to the Adirondacks are also included. The collection includes several books on nature by Ernest Thompson Seton, and accounts of trail riding with horses or burros.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $46.50
Lot 1215

$80

Title: Modern Painters
Author: John Ruskin - John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. Ruskin penned essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. The elaborate style that characterized his earliest writing on art was later superseded by a preference for plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasized the connections between nature, art and society. He also made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, plants, birds, landscapes, and architectural structures and ornamentation.

He was hugely influential in the latter half of the 19th century up to the First World War. After a period of relative decline, his reputation has steadily improved since the 1960s with the publication of numerous academic studies of his work. Today, his ideas and concerns are widely recognized as having anticipated interest in environmentalism, sustainability and craft.

Ruskin first came to widespread attention with the first volume of "Modern Painters" (1843), an extended essay in defence of the work of J. M. W. Turner in which he argued that the principal role of the artist is "truth to nature". From the 1850s he championed the Pre-Raphaelites who were influenced by his ideas. His work increasingly focused on social and political issues. "Unto This Last" (1860, 1862) marked the shift in emphasis. In 1869, Ruskin became the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford, where he established the Ruskin School of Drawing. In 1871, he began his monthly "letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain", published under the title "Fors Clavigera" (1871–1884). In the course of this complex and deeply personal work, he developed the principles underlying his ideal society. As a result, he founded the Guild of St George, an organization that endures today.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
City: New York
Year: 1878
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine labels and gilt ruling to front and rear covers. Books show mild external wear, with chipping/rubbing to spines and scuffing along edges. Rear board of first volume is detached. Bindings are otherwise firm. Volumes have marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is lavishly illustrated, with both tissue-guarded plates and textual illustrations.

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: $13.50
Lot 1216

$50

Title: The American Salmon Fisherman
Author: Henry P. Wells
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/166 plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 6" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear, with darkening to spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's annotation appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece and in-text illustrations.

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 1217

$40

Title: Watership Down
Author: Richard Adams - Richard George Adams is an English novelist who is best known as the author of "Watership Down."
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc
City: New York
Year: 1972
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 429 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "Watership Down" is a classic adventure novel, written by English author Richard Adams, published by Rex Collings Ltd of London in 1972. Set in south-central England, the story features a small group of rabbits. Although they live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphized, possessing their own culture, language (Lapine), proverbs, poetry, and mythology.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first U.S. printing of this novel, with full numberline count on copyright page and the number 70003 is stamped at lower margin of rear cover. Volume is bound in half tan cloth over cream-colored paper boards. Title and author's name and publisher are stamped in gilt on spine. Author's facsimile signature is gilt stamped on front cover. Book shows light shelf wear. Top edge of text block displays foxing. Binding is beginning to separate at title page. Interior is clean and without markings. Book is preserved in a first-state dust jacket, with pictorial design depicting rabbit and compass on both front and rear panels, and price of $6.95 indicated at top of front flap. Jacket exhibits soiling and small tears to top and bottom edges of rear panel. Rear dust jacket flap presents photo of author, biography and blurbs from The Methodist Recorder and The Spectator.

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 1218

$60

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

The Times January 1 - March 31 1918

The British American (New York): January 7, 1893 - December 28, 1895

The British American (Philadelphia): January 6, 1900 - December 28, 1901

Also present in this group are singles issues of The Morning Chronicle (London, July 30 & August 1,1836), The Globe and Traveller (April 10, 1838 and July 19, 1845) and The Examiner (Sept. 8, 1816).

Please note that volume count takes the unbound single issues preserved in cardboard portfolio to be one volume.


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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 18.75" x 24.75", the smallest 16.25" x 21.5".




For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 1219

$70

Title: Adirondack Stories
Author: Philander Deming
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1902
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 192 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is tight. Pages have red 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: $4.50
Lot 1220

$130

Details: This collection of vintage and antique New York state ephemera includes pamphlets from illustrious NYC hotels, and an 1889 flyer from the city's Department of Public Parks featuring "Cleopatra's Needle," the ancient Egyptian obelisk recently installed in Central Park.

Additional material features the Adirondacks, including a booklet from the Blue Mountain House, and two large-format periodicals with photographs of Lake George and the Thousand Islands. Histories of Herkimer County and Medina are described in paperbacks. Also included is a pocket-sized, 1959 NYS Trooper's Manual, and a three dollar bill drawn on the Jefferson County Bank, dated 1864.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1221

$30

Book Details: Interesting by-ways of American history are illuminated by this diverse lot, which includes books on the the development of the pocket pistol or derringer, travel on southern antebellum railroads, and the first 75 years of baseball's National League. Also included is a catalog of reproduction colonial furniture in the Sheraton, Hepplewhite, Chippendale, Regency, etc. styles; the speeches of Benjamin Harrison and "Our National Parks" by John Muir; and a delightful 1894 guidebook to popular summer resorts.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1222

$70

Book Details: This large collection of vintage and antiquarian estate books includes a number of decorative sets, as well as classic single volumes. Featured authors in sets include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas Carlyle, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and a history of art by Elie Faure with beautiful blue and gold-stamped bindings. Other handsome volumes, including "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," are in this lot as well; as is a first edition by D.H. Lawrence, "St. Mawr."

These books come with a few interesting ephemera items, including a tiny, original photograph of the tombstone of Tom and Frank McLowrey, and Billie Clanton "...murder on the streets of Tombstone" [AZ]. Another notable item is a bronze watch fob advertising the Kellogg Switchboard and Supply Co., with a picture of a candlestick telephone in relief.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $56.50
Lot 1223

$45

Book Details: The American frontier has been in a lot of places at different times, and these books convey some of its history. Titles include "Boots and Saddles," by Elizabeth Custer (widow of General George Custer); "A Summer in Alaska," "Famous Frontiersmen, Pioneers, and Scouts;" and the memoirs of Luther S. "Yellowstone" Kelly.

Closer to civilization and from the halls of government are an 1854 appendix to the "Congressional Globe," and a "Memorial to Charles Sumner," the abolitionist Congressman who was beaten with a cane on the Senate floor by a pro-slavery colleague.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 1224

$80

Book Details: Most, but not all, of this collection of antiquarian American history books consider the colonial era. These titles include John Burk's two-volume "History of Virginia" (1805), volume one of William Sewel's 1811 history of the Quakers; and two limited editions, one on Sir William Alexander and the other on the Boston silversmith and merchant Jeremiah Dummer.

From the mid-nineteenth century come two books of nature appreciation, one describing western Massachusetts, and the other a meditation on the banks of the Hudson.

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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. Please note that the first volume of the Burk "History of Virginia" is missing its front board, and that the binding of the Quaker history has long been held together with string.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1225

$20

Title: Essays and Letters on the World or the Modern Observator on Various Subjects by a Citizen of Chester County
Author: John Creswell
Publisher: Printed for the Author
City: Unknown
Year: 1826
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 152 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This volume contains 44 letters with assumed signatures: Onghill, Conway, Carden, Willy Markly, Rolday, and J. Ingham. Some letters include comments on American literature, including Charles Brockden Brown (see letter XXXIV).

Title page states this to be a first volume yet no record exists of any others.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with leather backstrip. Book shows external wear, with moisture markings to rear cover and minor loss at outside corners and ends of spine. Binding is sound. Previous owners' names and markings can be seen on endpapers. Faint damp stains also appear on blank pages at rear of volume. Primitive floral drawing can be seen on blank page opposite title page. Pages exhibit occasional 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 1226

$175

Book Details: These antiquarian and vintage books are all about fishing. Included is a signed, limited edition of "Rising Trout," by Charles K. Fox; and two volumes in one by George M.L. La Branche, "The Dry Fly and Fast Water," and "The Salmon and the Dry Fly." "Game Fish of the North" describes species found east of the Mississippi.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1227

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles that make up this collection are E. G. Cattermole's "Famous Frontiersmen, Pioneers and Scouts" (M. A. Donohue & Company, n.d.), "The Life of General William T. Sherman" (Publishers' Union, 1891) by James P. Boyd, "The Outlaw Years: The History of the Land Pirates of the Natchez Trace" (The Macaulay Company, 1930) and "Jim Cummings or the Great Adams Express Robbery" (Laird & Lee Publishers, n.d., frontispiece and preceeding pages detached) by Frank Pinkerton.
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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1228

$50

Title: The Hudson by Daylight: Map Showing the Prominent Residences, Historic Landmarks, Old Reaches of the Hudson, Indian Names, &c. with Descriptive Pages
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Bryant Literary Union
City: New York
Year: 1878
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 5" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique booklet appears in stiff illustrated green wrappers with dark green cloth backstrip. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is detached. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with photographic plates. Large fold-out color map of the is separated in two parts. Small tear appears at fold between panels. Advertisements for St. Denis hotel and Astor House can be seen on outside and inside back cover respectively.

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 1229

$80

Details: This collection of circa 1973 Ideal toys includes an Evel Knievel Scramble Van, accessories, and action figures; and an Evel Knievel dragster, both in their original boxes. There are over twenty individual accessory items that come with the van, such as trailers, gas can and tool box, etc. The two jump-suited, bendable action figures are 7" tall. The removable, soft vinyl sides of the van are printed on the inside to resemble a motor home.

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Note that the dragster box has been opened, and is missing a back panel.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1230

$20

Title: Of Legierdemaine and Diverse Juggling Knacks: Columns from "The Linking Ring," 1949-1966
Author: John Braun
Editor: William L. Broecker
Publisher: Kenneth Klosterman, Publisher
City: Loveland, Ohio
Year: 1999
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxvii/553 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: Collection of articles on magic by John Braun, longtime editor and feature editor of "The Linking Ring," International President of the IBM, and one of the most respected writers on magic. Included in these pieces are anecdotes, discussions and letters about magic from the earliest time, through the days of the great 18th and 19th-century masters. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of magicians and their performances.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book displays light shelfwear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. This work contains a number of textual illustrations.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 1231

$500

Title: Thulia: A Tale of the Antarctic
Author: James C. Palmer
Publisher: Samuel Colman
City: New York
Year: 1843
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 72 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is a scarce lyrical account the Antartic adventures of the United States' Schooner Flying-Fish in 1839.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental design to spine and stamped pictorial design to front cover depicting schooner. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Front endpaper displays faint pencil markings. Pages exhibit scattered light foxing. Illustrated with tissue-guarded textual and full-page engravings by A. T. Agate, as well as sheet music.

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Lot 1232

$375

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique New York newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains large folio volumes with issues of the Albany Evening Journal from the years 1875 (July through December), 1876 (January through June), 1877, 1878 and 1879.

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Condition / Notes: Newspaper issues are bound in folios with marbled boards with taping to spines (taping may show tearing and/or loss). These ex-library volumes display markings to taped spine. New endpapers do not display institutional markings or attachments. Covers may be detached/absent and initial/final pages of text blocks may show soiling. Interiors are largely clean and without markings. Small (closed) tears, minor loss, creasing or tape repair may occasionally appear.

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Lot 1233

$70

Title: Nelson's Guide to Lake George and Lake Champlain. With Oil-Colour Views Drawn from Photographs Taken Expressly for This Work
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons
City: London
Year: 1866
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 48 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique small-format volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is cracked between frontispiece and title page. Cracking is also visible at end of volume, after page 48. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Map is detached. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and 10 additional bright color plates. These well-preserved illustrations include fold-out plate of Lake Champlain.

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Lot 1234

$375

Book Details: This lot includes the antique French-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain issues of Paris paper "Le Nord: Journal International" from the years 1872-1878. These newspapers contain articles on national and international politics, a feuilleton section, a section entitled "High Life," book reviews, bulletins, and illustrated advertisements.
Condition / Notes: These folio volumes, measuring approximately 19" x 27", are bound in leather-backed marbled 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 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) tears or small amount of tape repair.



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Lot 1235

$120

Details: This lot includes the group of 19th-century American newspapers shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the periodicals in this collection are the Essex County Mercury and Weekly Salem Gazette (1868-1871), Republican Democrat (Ohio, late 1870's and early 1880's), The Daily Nation (Washington, D.C., 1877), The Capital (Washington, D.C., 1877), Hartford Daily Courant (1866), The Winsted Herald (1880), The Beverly Citizen (1889) and The Rutland Daily Globe (1877).

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


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Lot 1236

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books on New York state history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Directory of Names for Use with the History of Sullivan County" (Fallsburg Printing Company, 1970, copy number 193 of 1,500), """... in Them Thar Hills: Folk Tales of the Adirondacks" (Helen Escha Tyler, 1968) signed by author Helen Escha Tyler, and a first printing of "The Adirondack Reader" (The Macmillan Company, 1964, 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 1237

$80

Title: Encounter with Tiber
Author: Buzz Aldrin - Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. is an American astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. On July 20, 1969, he set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong. He is also a retired United States Air Force pilot., John Barnes - John Barnes is an American science fiction author.
Publisher: The FlatSigned Press
City: Nashville
Year: 2005
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 563 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work of science fiction signed by co-author Buzz Aldrin. This is copy 1351of 1500. Author's signature appears on limitation page. This work has a foreword by Arthur C. Clarke.

Deluxe edition is bound in blue leather with bright stamped gilt lettering. Spine shows raised bands. Book is in excellent condition.

Flat Signed Press Certificate of Authenticity is laid in together with color photo of author signing book.

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Lot 1238

$30

Title: The Home Bartender's Guide and Song Book
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Charles Roe, Jim Schwenk, Sigmund Spaeth
Publisher: Edward B. Marks Music Co.
City: New York
Year: 1931
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 94 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: Scarce collection of recipes and songs "published in sacred memory of those good old days when bartending was an exact science, and you could forget your troubles on any corner." Recipes and text are by Charles Roe and Jim Schwenk, with drawings by Bob Dean. This work contains recipes for such cocktails as Barcdi Sweet Vermouth, Fifty-Fifty, Manhattan Extra Dry, Pineapple Brox, Simple Simon, Truro Pick-Me Up, Whiskey Punch, and Widow's Kiss.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed spine with bright pictorial paper covers. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and minor loss at edges and corners. The work is illustrated with many in-text drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages.

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