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Lot 1239

$50

Title: Egyptian Mummies
Author: G. Elliot Smith, Warren R. Dawson
Publisher: The Dial Press Incorporated
City: New York
Year: 1924
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 189 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design representing mummy appears on front cover. Ex-library book shows mild external wear. Call number label has been taped at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Library markings and/or attachments are visible on endpapers, title and copyright page. Interior is otherwise clean, bright and without markings. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts and photographic plates. Color frontispiece showing ptolemaic mummy in cartonage casing has detached.

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Lot 1240

$110

Title: The Sign on Rosie's Door
Author: Maurice Sendak - Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He was best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.

Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).


Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1960
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 46 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on half title page reads "to the Eddy Collection / Maurice Sendak / Feb. '74."

Volume is bound in blue cloth with white lettering to spine and front cover. Color illustration depicting title character appears on front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright.

The front flap of intact dust jacket is clipped at the lower corner; the cover exhibits a gold Harper Crest label. Dust jacket is preserved in mylar cover.

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Lot 1241

$90

Book Details: American history is the focus of this large collection of vintage and antiquarian books, which includes general surveys and titles on the abolitionist movement, the Amish and the Quakers, farming on the Great Plains, and the American revolution, among other topics. Several regional studies of Pennsylvania and Delaware are present, as biographies of Casimir Pulaski, William Gilpin, and others.

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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 1242

$50

Book Details: This group of collectible books on fishing focuses on the sport in the state of New York, with books on specific regions, e.g., Catskills, Adirondacks, western NY, as well as volumes on particular fish, such as trout, bass, or pike. Other books offer guidance on techniques like fly fishing, casting, and ice fishing.

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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 1243

$35

Book Details: The delights of this group of antiquarian travel and exploration are wide-ranging both in time and in space. The more sedate journeys are accounted for by a Baedeker guide to northern Germany, "My First Visit to Europe," and in the story of a woman's trip from isolated, rural 19th century New Jersey to Paris. On the more adventurous side are Henry Stanley's account of how he tracked down David Livingstone in the jungles of Africa, "The Quaint Corners of Ancient Empires: India, Burma, and Manila," and "The Island of Fire," which recounts 1000 years of Icelandic history beginning with the Vikings.

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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 1244

$40

Title: The Wilderness of the North Pacific Coast Islands: A Hunter's Experiences while Researching for Wapiti, Bears, and Caribou on the Larger Coast Islands of British Columbia and Alaska
Author: Charles Sheldon
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/246 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. Firmly-bound book is in otherwise excellent condition. This works is illustrated with plates and maps, including well-preserved fold-out map.

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Lot 1245

$225

Title: Sian: A Coup d'Etat / A Fortnight in Sian: Extracts from a Diary
Author: Chiang Kai-Shek - Chiang Kai-shek was a 20th-century Chinese political and military leader. He is known as Jiang Jieshi in Mandarin Chinese. Chiang was an influential member of the Kuomintang (KMT), or Nationalist Party, and was a close ally of Sun Yat-sen. He became the Commandant of the Kuomintang's Whampoa Military Academy, and took Sun's place as leader of the KMT when Sun died in 1925. In 1926, Chiang led the Northern Expedition to unify the country, becoming China's nominal leader. He served as Chairman of the National Military Council of the Nationalist government of the Republic of China (ROC) from 1928 to 1948. Chiang led China in the Second Sino-Japanese War, during which the Nationalist government's power severely weakened, but his prominence grew. Unlike Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek was socially conservative, promoting traditional Chinese culture in the New Life Movement and rejecting western democracy and the nationalist democratic socialism that Sun Yat-sen and some other members of the KMT embraced in favor of a nationalist authoritarian government., Soong May-ling - Soong May-ling or Soong Mei-ling, also known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek or Madame Chiang was a First Lady of the Republic of China (ROC), the wife of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek. She was a politician, painter and the chairman of Fu Jen Catholic University. The youngest and the last surviving of the three Soong sisters, she played a prominent role in the politics of the Republic of China and was the sister-in-law of Sun Yat-sen, the leader of the Republic of China preceding her husband.
Publisher: The China Publishing Company
City: Shanghai
Year: 1937
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/119 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Chronicle by Chiang Kai-Shek and his wife of the December 1936 coup in which they were taken hostage by mutinous troops in the city of Sian. The incident ultimately led to the the creation of a united front with the Communists against Japan.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce deluxe Chinese edition of this work.

Volume is bound in red silk covers with ornamental string and red cloth spine. Title appears gilt stamped in English and Chinese on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with small stain visible at lower edge of rear cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Printed on double leaves in Chinese style. Paper wrap-around slip with text is laid in.

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Lot 1246

$70

Title: Voyages to the South Seas, Indian and Pacific Oceans, China Sea, North-West Coast, Feejee Islands, South Shetlands, &c. &c. With an Account of the New Discoveries Made in the Southern Hemisphere, between the Years 1830-1837. Also, the Origin, Authorization, and Progress of the First American National South Sea Exploring Expedition. With Explanatory Notes Relative to the Enterprise
Author: Edmund Fanning - Edmund Fanning was an American explorer and sea captain, known as the "Pathfinder of the Pacific."
Life
Publisher: William H. Vermilye
City: New York
Year: 1838
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 324 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: "The author has, to the best of his judgment, made selections of the most interesting and improving narratives of the voyages in which he has been concerned; and he flatters himself that the matter in these pages will not only be found entertaining, but that much information may be gathered relative to commercial trade, the whale and seal fishery, navigation, &c., and also the different seas, climates, habits and customs of the natives, lans and isles of the ocean."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and small tears at ends and along edges of spine. Binding is separating at title page. Previous owner's name and date of December 1843 appear in ink at top margin of blank preliminary page. Annotations in light pencil are visible on front flyleaf. Interior exhibits foxing throughout. This work is illustrated with frontispiece depicting the attack and massacre of the crew of the ship Tonquin.

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Lot 1247

$60

Title: Colton's Railroad & Township Map of the State of New York: With Parts of the Adjoining States & Canada
Author:
Publisher: G. W. & C. B. Colton & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1872
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Blind-stamped map cover bears title stamped in gilt on front cover. Cover shows light external wear. Well-preserved map is laid in. Well-preserved map measures approximately 28.5" x 25.75" when extended. Map is colored by counties. Statements in small print along bottom edge read "Drawn by Geo. W. Colton" in left corner and "J. M. Atwood, sculpt." Sentence underneath reads "Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1852 by J. H. Colton in the Clerk's Office of the Dist. Court for the Southern Dist. of N. York."

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Lot 1248

$50

Title: Following the Guidon
Author: Elizabeth B. Custer
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1890
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 341 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ruling to spine and front cover. Color pictorial designs depicting U.S. and regimental flags appear at top of front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Very small stain can be seen on fore edge of initial pages. Lightly age-toned pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with frontispiece and plates. Cut-out portrait of Custer and publisher's promotional material are laid in.

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Lot 1249

$140

Details: This lively group of antique advertising ephemera is headline by a gorgeously colorful 1937 program from the Cole Bros. Circus. The collection also included Victorian chromolithograph trade cards, a souvenir postcard book of Winnipeg, and numerous cookbooks promoting food products. An 1897 Jersey Coffee promotion features a story about "The Jolly Chinee" [sic].

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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 1250

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of New York state shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Churches of Rochester: Ecclesiastical History of Rochester, N. Y." (Erastus Darrow, with detaching front board) by F. DeW. Ward, "Report of the Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Rochester, N. Y. , 1888 to 1898" (Union and Advertiser Press, circa 1898), and "The World War: Selective Service in the County of Albany in the State of New York, April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918" (J. B. Lyon Company, Printers, 1922).

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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 1251

$55

Title: Flora Cestrica: An Attempt To Enumerate and Describe the Flowering and Filicoid Plants of Chester County, in the State of Pennsylvania. WIth Brief Notices of Their Properties, and Uses, in Medicine, Domestic and Rural Economy, and the Arts
Author: William Darlington - William Darlington was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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

Darlington was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth Congress. He was again elected to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses. He was appointed canal commissioner in 1825, and served as president of the West Chester Railroad. He established a natural history society in West Chester in 1826 and published several works on botany and natural history. He served as director and president of the National Bank of Chester County from 1830 to 1863.
Publisher: S. Siegfried
City: West-Chester, Pennsylvania
Year: 1837
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/640 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in marbled boards with three quarter leather and stamped gilt lettering. The volume shows external age/wear, with the top portion of the spine rebacked with black cloth and clear tape along the entire spine. Binding is cracked between blank preliminary pages. Book dealer's pencil annotation appears on front flyleaf. Pages display foxing throughout. The work is illustrated with a hand-tinted engraved frontispiece.

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Lot 1252

$90

Details: There are seventeen pieces in this collection of hand-painted Nippon and Japanese porcelain. Items include two vases, sugar shaker, large bowl, plate, hair receiver, nut dish, two tiny and one master salt, five matching sauce or dessert dishes, and two small miscellaneous bowls.

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Condition / Notes: Tthese items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Please note that two hairline cracks are visible at the top of the sugar caster.

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Lot 1253

$25

Title: Dionysii Longini de sublimitate commentarius, quem nova versione donavit, notis illustravit, et partim manuscriptorum ope, partim conjectura emendavit (additis etiam omnibus ejusdem auctoris fragmentis)
Author: Longinus - Longinus is the conventional name of the author of the treatise On the Sublime, a work which focuses on the effect of good writing. Longinus, sometimes referred to as Pseudo-Longinus because his real name is unknown, was a Greek teacher of rhetoric or a literary critic who may have lived in the 1st or 3rd century AD. Longinus is known only for "On the Sublime.", Zacharias Pearce
Publisher: G.G. & J. Robinson, T. Pote, et Jac. Evans
City: London
Year: 1794
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxx/301 pages plus 23 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Front board is detached. Binding is detaching at rear hinge. Covers show rubbing. Minor loss is visible along spine edges and at outside corners. Antique bookplates can be seen on front pastedown. The word "storage" is stamped in upper right corner of title page. Diagonal strip of offsetting. can be seen across lower half of title page. Pages exhibit scattered foxing. Text is bilingual in Greek and Latin.

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Lot 1254

$55

Title: Lake George and Lake Champlain. Maps and Illustrations. With Sketches Descriptive of the Many Points of Interest along the Shores of Each Lake, the Islands, Hotels, and Various Other Matters of Interest to the Tourist
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Chas. H. Possons, Publisher
City: Glen Falls, New York
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 190 pages
Width: 5" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has original printed front wrapper still attached. Booklet lacks spine cover and rear wrapper. Cover shows light external wear. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. Final two pages are no longer present. Guide contains in-text and full-page illustrations, along with two well-preserved fold-out maps.

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Lot 1255

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the manuscript shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a second handwritten copy of I. Frank Moagero's thesis dissertation "Peter B. Porter: Citizen and Statesman." Manuscript shows numerous emendations. Two newspaper clippings are laid in. The smaller of the two has a photograph of the author along with other historians, the second, a Buffalo Evening News clipping dated June 28, 1957 with brief interview with Mogavero. Both indicate that he was at the time a member of the Niagra University history department. Also laid in are three small b&w photographs of a tomb. Mogavero was author of "Brief History of the Diocese of Buffalo' (1954).


Peter Buell Porter (August 14, 1773 – March 20, 1844) was an American lawyer, soldier and politician who served as United States Secretary of War from 1828 to 1829.

Condition / Notes: Manuscript is preserved in paper folder with clip. Printed label appears on front cover. Folder shows mild shelfwear.

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Lot 1256

$55

Book Details: These vintage and antiquarian books document Native American indian history and culture, with volumes on the courageous but ill-fated journey of the Cheyenne back to their homeland in 1878 and the baskets of the Havasupai people of Arizona. The little volume, "Moccasin Tracks," written by a Native American, provides basic information for outsiders on the different groups, languages, religion and customs of native peoples. A very handsome, hardcover edition of "The Indians of the Southwest" was commissioned by the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad, and written by an distinguished anthropologist. "Bridges of the Gods" is historical fiction about the indians of Oregon,.

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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 1257

$70

Title: Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States and British Provinces of North America. Illustrated from Nature by the Author
Author: Henry William Herbert
Publisher: Stringer & Townsend
City: New York
Year: 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 359 pages plus 16 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Pictorial design in gilt appears on front cover. Ex-library book shows external wear, with repair work visible at head of spine and minor loss of material at outside corners. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Name of the library has been perforated at lower part of title page and on final page of index. Library marking is visible at bottom edge.of dedication page. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible. Pages display sporadic light foxing. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece, full-page and textual illustrations, as well as vignettes.

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Lot 1258

$20

Book Details: This lot of collectible, antiquarian legal history is anchored by a handsome. leather-bound edition of "Cowen's Treatise" (Part 2 only). A 1991 volume on copyright law (signed by the author, Harry Henn) is included, as well as one on cryptographic patents -- accompanied by a 1918 booklet on Espionage Act cases. For the do-it-your-selfer there is "Well's Lawyer and United States Form Book" (1849) and "How to Be Your Own Lawyer" (1884).

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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 1259

$110

Title: American Archives: Fifth 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 II
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: 1851
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: cxii/3-1524 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This is the second volume, fifth 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 rubbing to covers and minor chipping at ends of spine. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. Stamp appears on both title pages (each volume has a separate title page), on final page, and elsewhere in text. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Text appears in double columns. Pagination is by column.

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Lot 1260

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on art history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Life of James McNeill Whistler" (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1925) by E. R. and J Pennell, and "Decorative Alphabets for the Chisel, the Brush, the Pen and the Needle with Cyphers, Monograms, and Initial Letters Chiefly Drawn and Engraved by William Gibbs, and Selected from the "Universal Decorator"" (Houlston and Wright, n.d. Volume has detached boards; binding is shaken).

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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 1261

$70

Details: This signed black & white photograph of famed professional golfer Arnold Palmer measures 8" x 10". It is undated, but obviously was taken early in his career. The signature, executed in black ballpoint pen, is clearly authentic.
Condition / Notes: This photograph shows creases at the corners and edges which do not go through to the back. No COA or other documentary material accompany it.

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Lot 1262

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Crofutt's Overland Tours: Consisting of Nearly Five Thousand Miles of Main Tours, and Three Thousand Miles of Side Tours. Also Two Thousand Miles by Stage and Water" (Arthur H. Day & Co., Publishers, 1888, with detached and partially torn fold-out map laid in), a first edition of M. M. Shaw's "Nine Thousand Miles on a Pullman Train: An Account of a Tour of Railroad Conductors from Philadelphia to the Pacific Coast and Return" (Allen, Lane & Scott, Printers and Publishers, 1898), a first edition of "A Sketch of the Life of Com. Robert F. Stockton; with an Appendix Comprising His Correspondence with the Navy Department Respecting His Conquest of California; and Extracts from the Defence of Col. J. C. Fremont, in relation to the Same Subject; Together with His Speeches in the Senate of the United States, and His Political Letters" (Derby & Jackson, 1856), and two volumes the "Eastern Tours" series of the Keystone Automobile Club, published in 1928 and 1930.

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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 1263

$90

Book Details: A majority of these antiquarian and vintage books on hunting skew towards bird- and duck-hunting, with volumes on identification of species, use of dogs and guns, etc. A handsome, limited edition reprint of "The Cabinet of Natural History and Rural Sports" includes information on hunting many mammal species, in addition to birds. From a very different hunting culture comes Anthony Trollope's witty "Hunting Sketches," with chapters titled "The Man Who Hunts and Doesn't Like It" and "The Man Who Hunts and Never Jumps."

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Condition / Notes:

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Lot 1264

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first edition of "John Bird Burnham: Klondiker, Adirondacker and Eminent Conservationist" (Adirondack Yesteryears Inc., 1978, in dj taped to boards) by Maitland C. De Sormo, and "Report of the Board of Commissioners Representing the State of New York at the Cotton States and International Exposition Held at Atlanta, Georgia" (Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1896).

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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 1265

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the antique volume of Meehans' Monthly shown in the corresponding image(s). This is volume 6 of this horticultural magazine, corresponding to the year 1896. This book is illustrated with colored lithographs by L. Prang & Co. and numerous copper and wood engravings. Texts appear in double columns.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with black leather spine and leather tips at corners. Ex-library book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor scuffing at edges. Paper label with call number is taped at foot of spine. Library stamps appear on front pastedown, bar code strip is attached to front flyleaf. Stamps can be seen on title page. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Color botanical plates are well preserved.

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Lot 1266

$300

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 1860-1863. These newspapers contain articles on national and international politics, a feuilleton section, sections entitled "Fait Divers" and "Varietes", 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 1267

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of prints by Francis W. Davis shown in the corresponding image(s). These works, all but one of which is framed, portray wildlife scenes that involve hunting or fishing. Three of pieces are limited editions, signed in pencil, and bear printed titles: "Fishing the Salmon River, Idaho" (108/500), "Junction Pool, Beaverkill & Willowemoc Streams, Roscoe, N. Y." (11/525), both framed, and "Young Racoon and Luna Moth" (183/500). The fourth piece, depicting the head of a wolf, is untitled, yet also a limited edition (592/2550).

These works are from the estate of renowned wildlife artist Francis W. Davis (1920-1999), who spent most of his life in rural Sullivan County, New York, painting and drawing scenes of nature, hunting and fishing. His reputation as an illustrator extended across the United States and his original paintings became much sought after early in his career. He was one of the original Catskill Guardians, a group of dedicated environmental protectionists who were instrumental in saving the Beaverkill and the Willowemoc. He also created the Wildwood Art Gallery, where Catskill artists would exhibit their work.

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Condition / Notes: Framed works are professionally-matted, and well preserved under glass. The largest of these pieces measure approximately 27.75' x 23", the picture of the wolf 20.25" x 22.5", and the unframed piece (of racoon and moth), showing minor rippling on left side, measures 21" x 27.5".

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Lot 1268

$80

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 December, 1851. Book is illustrated with numerous hand-colored lithograph plates of flowers and fruits and many wood engravings.

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

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Lot 1269

$25

Title: The Life and Times of the Rt. Rev. John Timon, D. D. First Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo
Author: Charles G. Deuther
Publisher: Published by the author
City: Buffalo
Year: 1870
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 338 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear with minor wear at ends of spine. Binding is sound. Endpapers display foxing and offsetting. Antique bookplate appears in upper left corner of front pastedown. Newspaper clipping with portrait of John Timon is attached to front flyleaf. Pages exhibit foxing throughout. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded portrait of John Timon.

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Lot 1270

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on husbandry, horticulture and animals shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Vernon L. Kellog's "American Insects" (Henry Holt and Company, 1914), an author-signed edition of "Seal Wars" (Breakwater, 1985)by Janice S. Henke, and "The Bird Study Book" (Doubleday, Page & Company, 1919, in dj) by T. Gilbert Pearson.

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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 1271

$20

Title: Og - Boy of Battle
Author: Irving Crump - Irving Crump is most famous for his prehistoric boy series "Og, Son of Fire" (1922), "Og, Boy of Battle" (1925), "Og of the Cave People" (1935) and "Og, Son of Og" (1965), spanning over 40 years. While most of the stories first appeared in Boys' Life, some of the Boys' Life stories never made it into the books. He also wrote an "American prehistoric" - "Mog, the Mound Builder" (1931), and numerous other books and articles, mainly for young people. "Og, Son of Fire" became a popular radio show in 1934-35.
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
City: New York
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 289 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Blind-stamped pictorial design appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with faded lettering and light soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Book has illustrated endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. This work of juvenile literature is illustrated with plates by Charles Livingston Bull. One plate is detached.

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Lot 1272

$20

Title: American Dis-Union: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? A Reply to Mr. James Spence upon the Question "Is Secession a Constitutional Right?" Discussed in His Recent Work, "The American Union."
Author: Charles Ed. Rawlins
Publisher: Robert Hardwicke
City: London
Year: 1862
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/228 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume lacks spine cover and has detached boards. Half title page is detached. Binding is split between pages 96 and 97. Library stamp appears on title page. Pages are clean and without markings.

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