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Lot 1273

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Quaker history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Journal of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, and Labour of Love in the Work of the Ministry of That Worthy Elder and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, William Edmundson, Who Departed This Life, the Thirty-First of the Sixth Month, 1712" (Christopher Bentham, 1820), "A Memoir of the Life of Edward Stabler, Late of Alexandria in the District of Columbia; with a Collection of His Letters" (John Richards, 1846), and a first U. S. edition of "The Harmony of Divine and Heavenly Doctrines, Demonstrated in Sundry Declarations on a Variety of Subjects. Preached at the Quakers' Meetings in London" (Refine Weekes, 1822) by William Penn et al.

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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 1274

$600

Details: This collection of antique postcards and photographs include cabinet cards of celebrities, including the early movie cowboy W.S. Hart, two 19th century Popes (Pius IX and Leo XIII), the famous Magri family of dwarfs, the Hanna triplets, and a half-dozen early U.S. presidents. Other notable photographs include three tintypes, one hand-colored; and numerous CDVs.

There are about 65 postcards in this lot, many of them real photo cards (RPPCs). The great majority of these are from New York state, specifically Cortland and Marathon; and several locations in the Adirondacks and Lake George. Many are scenes of logging or show working teams of horses or early farm equipment.

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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: $12.50
Lot 1275

$110

Details: This huge lot of loose, partially sorted vintage and antique foreign and domestic stamps contains all sorts of interesting-looking items. Stamps date from the 1920s to the 1980s (and a few from the 19th century). There are thousands of stamps in this collection, some on loose album pages, many in glassine or paper envelopes or plastic bags. A large shoebox, a wooden wine box, and a cigar box cannot contain them all. This group is skewed toward older stamps, and many were issued by states which no longer exist independently, such as Danzig, Wurtemburg, Palestine, Nyasa, etc. etc.; and it piques the historical imagination to find stamps from tsarist Russia, or the stamps of the Weimar Republic, over-printed to in attempt to keep pace with extraordinary inflation.

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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.


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: $25.50
Lot 1276

$25

Details: This collection of First Day Covers contains special commemorative series as well as more typical FDCs. One large album contains oversize covers from 2007; another, from the Postal Commemorative Society, includes information about United States history as illustrated by the FDCs in its album. Two albums contain golden replicas of U.S. stamps; the covers in the World Wildlife Fund album are particularly beautiful. FDCs from the United Nations are both loose and contained in another album. Along with the loose covers are a number of interesting older ones from the 1950s and 1960s.

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Condition / Notes: These FDCs are in very good or excellent condition.

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: $38.50
Lot 1277

$475

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 1864-1869. 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 tear or small amount of tape repair.



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: $105.50
Lot 1278

$80

Details: Small antiques and vintage miscellany comprise this lot, which includes a large (13") stoneware gin bottle from the Netherlands, a Royal Doulton porcelain bird plate, a painted bone letter opener in the shape of a totem pole, two GAR cemetery markers, an American flag, a whimsical wooden carving of a cat (16" tall), a carved jade Chinese dragon, a hand-dovetailed, antique, lockable mahogany box with a drawer,a set of Japanese steak knives in a wooden box, a hand-embroidered linen roll of silver-plated knives, and an old sterling silver tablespoon from W. Gale & Son, engraved with the name, "H.M. Palmer."

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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.


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: $33.50
Lot 1279

$110

Book Details: This group of 19th century magazine compilations reflects the culture its readers inhabited. Included is an 1858 magazine for children, the 1817-18 "Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal," an 1846 religious periodical, the "Union Magazine of Literature & Art" (1850), and the "Sunday School Advocate" from 1910, which looks invitingly like a pulp publication.

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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

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: $12.50
Lot 1280

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Airdrie and Fugitive Pieces" (George Gebbie, 1872) with inscription by author George Gebbie, and a limited edition of "A Penny Whistle: Together with The Babette Ballads" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1921) by Bert Leston Taylor.

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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 1281

$50

Book Details: This small antiquarian collection of books on the Civil War is fascinating, because it contains several contemporaneous views on the conflict, including one by a noted British historian, Goldwin Smith. Southern apologists are refuted in two works, published in 1862 and 1863, titled "Political Fallacies of the Civil War" and ""The True Story of the Barons of the South" (interestingly, this phrase was coined by John Adams). The two remaining books are more biographical: one on Tad Lincoln and his father, and the other on the U.S. Grant.

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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: $8.50
Lot 1282

$40

Title: Peruvian Pharaohs
Author: Miles Poindexter
Publisher: The Christopher Publishing House
City: Boston
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 348 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without 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: $4.50
Lot 1283

$25

Book Details: Circus and carnival history is told through memoir and first-person accounts in this collection of 20th century popular cultural history. Clowns are a particular focus, with recollections by Emmett Kelly and R.E. Sherwood. F. Beverly Kelly wrote "Pink Lemonade," a 1945 you-are-there account of a trip to the circus illustrated with documentary-style black & white photographs, as well as co-wrote her husband's memoir. Other personal stories are told by a lion tamer, a carny, and an acrobat.

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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 1284

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique military history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed limited edition of Frederick Palmer's "Newton D. Baker: America at War" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1931) in two volumes, an author-signed first edition of ""Same Old Bill, eh Mable!"" (Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers, 1919) by Edward Streeter, and a first edition of "With the Victorious Bulgarians" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1913, ex-library) by Hermenegild Wagner.

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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: $16.50
Lot 1285

$25

Title: Memoirs of the Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry the Great: With the Trial of Francis Ravaillac, for the Murder of Henry the Great; and an Appendix, Containing Refutations of the Abbe de l'Ecluse's Correctional Notes, Exculpatory of the Jesuits
Author: Maximilien de Béthune, Duke of Sully - Maximilien de Béthune, first Duke of Sully, was a French minister, who assisted Henry IV of France in the rule of France.
Publisher: Stirling and Slade, and Archibald Constable and Company
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1819
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: First published in English in 1756, this is the first edition with the appendix.

Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering to spine panels. The volumes show external age/wear, with the front board of the first volume detached, front board of second volume is loose. Bottom edges and portions of volumes exhibit burn markings, most prominent on rear cover and spine of first volume, and on spine of third. Lightly age-toned pages display occasional light foxing and marginal staining. Endpapers and edges are marbled. The work is illustrated with engraved frontispiece portraits.

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 1286

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on books and works of literary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "The Life of Thomas Bailey Aldrich" (The Riverside Press, 1908) by Ferris Greenslet, signed by G. L. Merriam, and a three-volume edition of "The Letters of John Greenleaf Whittier" (Harvard U. P., 1975, ex-library), edited by John B. Pickard.

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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 1287

$55

Title: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Author: Tennesee Williams
Publisher: Secker & Warburg
City: London
Year: 1956
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 197 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first UK printing of this classic drama by Tennessee Williams.

Volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped white lettering to spine. Faint pencil erasures appear on front flyleaf. Book is otherwise in excellent condition. Illustrated with frontispiece "sketch of stage setting for the New York production by Jo Mielziner."



Intact lightly shelfworn dust jacket has small loss of material at lower right corner. Jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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 1288

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on military history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Not All Warriors: Portraits of 19th-Century West Pointers Who Gained Fame in Other Than Military Fields" (Smith & Durell, 1941), "New York and the War with Spain: History of the Empire State Regiments" (The Argus Company, Printers, 1903) and a saleman's sample of "History of Our War with Spain" (People's Publishing Company, 1898).

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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: $12.50
Lot 1289

$35

Title: Fish Facts and Fancies
Author: F. Gray Griswold
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: Norwood, Massachusetts
Year: 1923/1925
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on preliminary page of first volume reads "W. S. Bogart / F. Gray Griswold / 1923." Author's signature appears again in frontispiece photograph of the same volume. Second volume is signed and dated 1925 on preliminary page of second volume as well.

This antique set is bound in red cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books show mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of the author posing next to a catch and a number of photographs of fish and fishing sites.

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 1290

$25

Title: Good Shot! A Book of Rod, Gun, and Camera
Author: Bob Holland, Dan Holland, Ray Holland
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1946
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 150 pages plus photos
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition signed by all three authors. Signatures appear on limitation page. This is copy 354.

Volume is bound in embossed green cloth boards and black linen spine with bright stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs. Book is in excellent condition. This work is illustrated with photographs facing descriptions.

Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear, with darkened spine 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: $4.50
Lot 1291

$25

Title: Das Nibelungenlied
Author: uncredited author
Translor: Karl Simrock - Karl Joseph Simrock was a German poet and writer. He is primarily known for his translation of the Nibelungenlied into modern German.
Publisher: A. Foersters Verlag
City: Leipzig
Year: 1933
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 426 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter vellum with raised bands. Front and rear covers display elaborate stamped ornamental designs. Book shows moderate external wear, with spotting along front gutter and minor loss of material at lower outside corners. Binding is firm. Illustrated with vignettes by Eduard Bendemann, Julius Hubner, Alfred Rethel and C. Stilke.

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 1292

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the first volume of "History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5; Prepared in Compliance with Acts of the Legislature" (B. Singerly, State Printer, 1869, in quarter leather) by Samuel P. Bates, "Revised Report of the Select Committee Relative to the Soldiers' National Cemetery, together with the Accompanying Documents, as Reported to the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (Singerly & Myers, State Printers, 1865) and "Annual Report of the Superintendent of Soldiers' Orphans, of Pennsylvania, for the Year 1877" (Lane S. Hart, State Printer, 1877).

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

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 1293

$475
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Specifications, Schedule, and Drawings: Hoover Dam, Power Plant and Appurtenant Works. Boulder Canyon Project Arizona-California-Nevada by uncredited author - Dated circa 1930 by Government Printing OfficeBound together with "The Construction of Hoover Dam." Fold-out pages are well preserved.
- The Construction of Hoover Dam: Preliminary Investigations, Design of Dam, and Progress of Construction by Ray Lyman Wilbur, Elwood Mead - Dated 1933 by Government Printing Office - First EditionAntique volume is bound in tan cloth with gilt-lettered spine panels. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright.


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 1294

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on music, art, architecture and design shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "House & Gardens Second Book of Interiors" (The Conde Nast Publications, Inc., 1926), David MacGibbon's "The Architecture of Provence and the Riviera" (David Douglas, 1888, in three-quarter green leather), Mortimer Smith's "The Life of Ole Bull" (Princeton U. P., 1943, in dj), with handwritten letter signed by author laid in, and "The History of the Violin and Other Instruments Played on with the Bow from the Remotest Times to the Present" (John Russell Smith, 1864) by William Sandys and Simon Andrew Forster.

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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: $16.50
Lot 1296

$20

Title: History of the Settlement of Steuben County, N. Y. Including Notices of the Old Pioneer Settlers and Their Adventures
Author: Guy H. McMaster
Publisher: R. S. Underhill & Co.
City: Bath, New York
Year: 1853
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/318 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth. This book lacks spine cover. Front and rear covers show external wear, with rippling and soiling. Binding is sound. Previous owner's annotations in pencil appear on front endpaper and blank page opposite title page. Pages exhibit foxing throughout. Pages 307 to 314 pages lack 3/4 inch along bottom edge, with no impact on texts of the advertisements present on those pages.

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 1297

$400

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 1880-1882.


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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.

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: $110
Lot 1298

$35

Details: This large group of mixed and diverse ephemera includes both vintage and antique items. A major component of the lot are non-postal stamps, including many wildlife stamps, and several antique stock transfer and internal revenue stamps. Sheets of Christmas and Easter Seals and stamps from other charitable organizations are also included.

Other items in this group are not stamps, such as the small collection of sports ephemera. This includes a color photograph of basketball stars Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, tickets to professional football and baseball games, and souvenir tickets from other attractions.

Souvenir ephemera from the Soviet Union, dated 1976 and 1980, is also included; as is material from Colombia., including phone cards, dating from the last decade. An 1894 New York City birth certificate for Josephine Norwood also found its way into this lot.

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Condition / Notes: 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: $33.50
Lot 1299

$110

Title: Fishing with Hook and Line: A Manual for Amateur Anglers. Containing Also Descriptions of Popular Fishes, and Their Habits, Preparation of Baits, &c. &c.
Author: Frank Forrester
Publisher: Thomas O'Kane Publishers
City: New York
Year: circa 1870
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 64 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
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 discoloration to spine and light spotting to covers. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages display occasional foxing. Page 17 exhibits small amount of staining to top margin. Book is illustrated with a frontispiece and plates depicting various types of fish.

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 1300

$45

Book Details: "The Story of Aunt Becky's Army Life" is a Civil War memoir by Sarah A. Palmer. Published in 1867, it was an account of the author's service in hospitals for wounded soldiers. Out of print since 1868, it was a scarce book until it was privately reprinted in 1996. This lot contains ten new, hardcover copies of that reprint.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition. Please note that some covers show external spotting.


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 1301

$40

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

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: $23.50
Lot 1302

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Murder Yet To Come" (Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1930) with lengthy inscription signed by author Isabel Briggs Myers, and "The Four Gardens" (J. B. Lippincott Co., 1912) by Handasyde,

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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: $12.50
Lot 1303

$30

Title: The Institutions of the Law of Scotland, by Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, Advocate to Charles II. The Fifth Edition, Revised, Corrected and Augmented. With an Appendix of Notes, in This Edition Is Added a Full and Complete Index Materiarum
Author: Sir George Mackenzie - Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh, Knt., known as Bluidy Mackenzie, was a Scottish lawyer, Lord Advocate, and legal writer.
Publisher: William Brown and Company
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1719
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 253 pages plus 21 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Spine has raised bands. Rear board is detached. Spine is cracked and chipped. Covers show rubbing. Endpapers exhibit darkening to endpapers. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Previous owner's name can be seen at top margin of title page. Annotation is visible on rear flyleaf. Pages display sporadic light foxing.

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Lot 1304

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Wedding of the Seven Dwarfs" (Harry C. Appel, 1952) by Harry C. Appel, with illustrations by Eva Salier, and "William Henry and His Friends" (James R. Osgood and Company, 1871) by Abby Morton Diaz.

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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 1305

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage and antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Rudyard Kipling's "Tales of East and West" (Limited Editions Club, 1973, in slipcase) and a second printing of "Hanged for a Sheep: A Mr. and Mrs. North Mystery" (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1942, in dust jacket) by Frances and Richard Lockridge.

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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 1306

$55

Title: Atlas Shrugged
Author: Ayn Rand - Ayn Rand, born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum, was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.

Born and educated in Russia, Rand moved to the United States in 1926. She worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood and had a play produced on Broadway in 1935–1936. After two initially unsuccessful early novels, she achieved fame with her 1943 novel "The Fountainhead." In 1957, she published her best-known work, the philosophical novel "Atlas Shrugged." Afterward she turned to nonfiction to promote her philosophy, publishing her own magazines and releasing several collections of essays until her death in 1982.

Rand advocated reason as the only means of acquiring knowledge and rejected all forms of faith and religion. She supported rational and ethical egoism, and rejected ethical altruism. In politics, she condemned the initiation of force as immoral and opposed all forms of collectivism and statism, instead supporting laissez-faire capitalism, which she believed was the only social system that protected individual rights. She promoted romantic realism in art. She was sharply critical of most other philosophers and philosophical traditions.

The reception for Rand's fiction from literary critics has historically been mixed and polarizing, with extreme opinions both for and against her work commonly being expressed. Nonetheless, she continues to have a popular following, as well as a growing influence among scholars and academics. Rand's political ideas have been influential among libertarians and conservatives. The Objectivist movement attempts to spread her ideas, both to the public and in academic settings.
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1957
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1168 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce fourth printing of the first edition of Ayn Rand's signature work.

Volume is bound in green cloth with gilt-lettered spine panel and author's initials stamped in gilt on front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Faint stains appear on front cover. Rear hinge is cracked. Interior is clean and bright.

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