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Lot 3001

$325

Title: Memoranda on Poisons
Author: Thomas Hawkes Tanner
Publisher: Lindsay & Blakiston
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1864
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/112 pages
Width: 4" Height: 5.5"
Book Details: "These memoranda are intended to refresh the memory of the practitioner on a subject which is not brought under his notice so frequently as many other departments of medicine. They are especially adopted to show at a glance the treatment to be adopted in each particular instance of poisoning to which a medical man is liable to be summoned.


There seems reason to fear that the crime of slow poisoning is more extensively practised in the present day than is generally believed. The study of the following pages will, it is hoped, put the physician on his guard; and prevent his attributing to natural disease, symptoms due to the villainous administration of deadly drugs.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first American edition, "from the last London edition."



Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering. Book shows light external wear, with minor loss at top/bottom of spine. Binding is firm. Blank pages at front and rear of volume have antique stamp of Philadelphia bookseller Peter Boyle. Pages display occasional light foxing.
Lot 3002

$1700

Title: Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540-1861
Author: Carl E. Wheat
Publisher: The Institute of Historical Cartography
City: San Francisco
Year: 1957
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: Yes
Width: 10.75" Height: 14.75"
Book Details: v. 1. The Spanish Entrada to the Louisiana Purchase, 1540-1804. v. 2. From Lewis and Clark to Fremont, 1804-1845. v. 3. From the Mexican War to the Boundary Surveys, 1846-1854. v. 4. From the Pacific Railroad Surveys to the onset of the Civil War, 1855-1860. v. 5. From the Civil War to the Geological Survey.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, limited to 1,000 copies, with five volumes in 6. First volume was printed at the Grabhorn Press and volumes II through V were printed by Taylor & Tayor & James Printing from the Grabhorn design.



Folio set is bound in original quarter green leatherette with light green buckram-covered boards. Spines display bright stamped gilt lettering. Books are in excellent condition. Work is profusely illustrated throughout with facsimile maps, many of which are fold out. All but last volume have color frontispiece map. Final two volumes are preserved in transparent plastic covers.
Lot 3003

$80

Details: This delightful antique postcard album is filled with Raphael Tuck postcards of the Queen's Dolls' House, which was completed in 1924 and exhibited at the British Empire Exhibition of 1924-5. Designed by famed architect Sir Edward Lutyens at the urging of Princess Marie Louise as a gift for Queen Mary (wife of George V), this extraordinary miniature house was a showcase for the skills and products of the leading artisans and craftsmen of the day. Built on a scale of 1" to 1', the doll house is over three feet tall, and is remarkable for its detail and of the objects within it, many of which are 1/12 replicas of items in Windsor Castle, where it can be viewed today.

A series of 48 postcards of the dollhouse and its furnishings were published to benefit Queen Mary's favorite charities. This nearly complete album contains 45 postcards, all of which are unused and in excellent condition.


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Condition / Notes: This album is in very good condition with only minor rubbing to the corners of the spine.
Lot 3004

$140

Title: Les diners de Gala
Author: Salvador Dali - Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domenech, 1st Marques de Dalí de Pubol, known as Salvador Dali, was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain.



Dali was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, "The Persistence of Memory," was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.



Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.



Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Translor: J. Peter Moore
Publisher: Felicie, Inc. - Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1973
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 322 pages
Width: 9" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in illustrated textured cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover. Publisher's logo is stamped in white onto spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Embossed gold foil dust jacket displays light shelfwear. This cookbook contains numerous full- and double-page illustrations, both in color and b&w, as well as a number of textual illustrations.
Lot 3005

$50

Title: The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Edited by Wm. Cullen Bryant, Assisted by Evert A. Duychinck. Containing One Hundred Photogravure Illustrations from Original Designs by Felix O. C. Darley and Alonzo Chappel, with an Explanatory Page to Each
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon.” His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including “Hamlet”, “King Lear,” “Othello,” and “Macbeth”, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
Editor: Evert A. Duyckinck - Evert Augustus Duyckinck was an American publisher and biographer. He was associated with the literary side of the Young America movement in New York., William Cullen Bryant - William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.
Publisher: Carson & Simpson
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1894
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter dark brown leather with pebbled cloth, raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books show moderate external wear, with minor loss of material at outside corners and to spines. Front board of third volume is somewhat loose. Bindings of other volumes are sound. Volumes have gilt edges. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded plates.
Lot 3006

$120

Title: The Drawings and Engravings of William Blake
Author: Laurence Binyon - Robert Laurence Binyon was an English poet, dramatist and art scholar. His most famous work, "For the Fallen," is well known for being used in Remembrance Sunday services.
Editor: Geoffrey Holme
Publisher: The Studio, Limited
City: London
Year: 1922
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix pages plus 104 plates
Width: 12" Height: 16"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce special edition, limited to 200 copies, of which this is number 97.




Antique folio is bound in full vellum over beveled boards, with front cover displaying stamped gilt lettering with light brown borders. Spine has gilt-lettered black leather label with raised bands and the words "The Studio Magazine" stamped in gold at bottom edge. Binding is firm. Volume has gilt top edge, deckled edges, and marbled dark green endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with b&w and color plates. The colored plates are accompanied by guard sheets with descriptive letterpress. Book is preserved in dark gray cloth-covered portfolio with stamped gilt-lettering to front panel. Front and rear edges of spine panel are cracked. Minor loss is visible at lower right corner of front panel.
Lot 3007

$130

Title: A Breadth from the Veldt
Author: John Guille Millais - John Guille "Johnny" Millais was a British artist, naturalist, gardener and travel writer who specialized in wildlife and flower portraiture. He travelled extensively around the world in the late Victorian period detailing wildlife often for the first time. He is noted for illustrations that are of a particularly exact nature.(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Henry Sotheran and Co.
City: London
Year: 1899
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/345 pages
Width: 10.45" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated second edition, "new and revised."




Antique folio volume is bound in black cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Facsimile of author's signature appears in gold on front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with faint scuff marks to rear cover and lightly bumped lower outside corner. Front hinge is cracked. Small orange sticker appears in lower inside corner of front pastedown reading "Charles E. Lauriat Co. Sporting Books Boston." Front pastedown displays small tears at edges. Pages with gilt top edge exhibit occasional light foxing. Work contains tissue-guarded etched frontispiece, "The Last Treck," by Sir J. E. Millais, title page vignette, plates and numerous textual illustrations. Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover.
Lot 3008

$275

Title: Richard Avedon: Made in France
Author: Richard Avedon - Richard Avedon was an American photographer. An obituary, published in The New York Times following Avedon's death said that, "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century."


Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery
City: San Francisco
Year: 2002
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 56 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 15"
Book Details: Contains original work by Avedon created in the Paris of the 1950's by the celebrated photographer for "Harper's Bazaar, previously unpublished and reproduced to the exact scale of the engraver's prints made for Avedon by the master printer Andre Gemola, uncropped, on their original mounts, with all of the artist's notations on front and back. Includes the photographer's iconographic "Dovima with Elephants, Cirque d'Hiver, 1955."
Condition / Notes: Folio volume is as new and still in shrink wrap.
Lot 3009

$175

Title: A Child's Garden of Verses
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson - Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped," and "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde."

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired by many other writers, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Schwob, Vladimir Nabokov, J. M. Barrie, and G. K. Chesterton, who said of him that he "seemed to pick the right word up on the point of his pen, like a man playing spillikins."
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/124 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and bright color pastedown to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is sound. Volume has gilt top edges and illustrated endpapers. Interior is clean and bright. Work is illustrated with color plates with captioned tissue guards, color vignette on title page, and b&w vignettes throughout.
Lot 3010

$425
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- McClellan's Own Story: The War for the Union. The Soldiers Who Fought It, the Civilians Who Directed It and His Relation to It and to Them by George B. McClellan - Dated 1887 by Charles L. Webster & Company - First EditionAntique volume is bound in dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. "Stars and bars" appear on spine and front cover is decorated with crossed swords in gold over medal in gold and red. Book displays light external wear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait, plates and full-page maps. Work is preserved in transparent plastic cover.



This volume and other books present in this lot are housed in a green-cloth slipcase showing light external wear.
- Memoirs of Gen. W. T. Sherman, Written by Himself, With an Appendix, Bringing His Life Down to Its Closing Scenes, Also a Personal Tribute and Critique of the Memoirs by William Tecumseh Sherman, James G. Blaine - Dated 1892 by Charles L. Webster & Co. Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes This is a revised and corrected edition of this work.



Antique set is bound in dark green cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. "Stars and bars" appear on spines. Books display light external wear, with small stain to front cover of second volume, and minor rubbing to rear cover of the same. Hinges of second volume are cracked. Binding of first volume is firm. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits, plates and full-page maps. Fold-out maps are well preserved.. Books are in transparent plastic covers.



This set and other books present in this lot are housed in a green-cloth slipcase showing light external wear.
- Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan. General United States Army by Philip H. Sheridan - Dated 1888 by Charles L. Webster & Company - First Edition Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes Antique set is bound in dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. "Stars and bars" appear on spines and front cover is decorated with pictorial design in gold depicting General Sheridan on galloping horse. Books display external wear, with spotting to front cover of second volume, and minor rubbing to edges of its spine. Rear hinge of first volume is cracked. Binding of second is firm. Previous owner's name and date of 1888 appear in pencil on blank preliminary page of each volume. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits, plates and full-page maps. Fold-out maps are well preserved.. Books are in transparent plastic covers.



This set and other books present in this lot are housed in a green-cloth slipcase showing light external wear.
- Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant by Ulysses S. Grant - Dated 1885 by Charles L. Webster & Company - First Edition Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes Antique set is bound in dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. "Stars and bars" appear on spines and front cover is decorated with gilt medallion showing Grant in profile. Books display light shelfwear. Rear hinge of second volume is cracked. Binding of first volume is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits, plates and full-page maps. Fold-out facsimile in first volume is intact. Books are preserved in transparent plastic covers.



This set and other books present in this lot are housed in a green-cloth slipcase showing light external wear.
Lot 3011

$40

Title: West Point, or, Information for Those about To Enter the Academy
Author: Edward S. Farrow
Publisher: W. C. & F. P. Church
City: New York
Year: 1878
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 75 pages plus 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped black lettering to front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with faint moisture markings to covers. Light rippling is present on fore edge of rear cover. Binding is firm. Label of Edward G. Stevens is pasted across title page. Pages with marbled edges are clean and without markings. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover. Name of author stamped on front cover is spelled "Farron."
Lot 3012

$100

Title: Blackstone's Secrets of Magic
Author: Harry Blackstone
Publisher: A. L. Burt Company, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1929
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/265 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear, with darkening to bottom edge of front cover. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains numerous in-text illustrations. Intact illustrated dust jacket has light soiling and small (closed) tears at edges.
Lot 3013

$60

Details: This large collection of antique sheet music dates from around 1900 into the 1920s, and features many colorful, decorative covers illustrating popular songs. In addition, this collection features three themed groups: covers with indian or Native American, cowboy or western motifs; music from Hollywood movies, and covers with Japanese motifs.

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Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in generally good condition. Some pieces are detached.
Lot 3014

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include a slip-cased edition of "New England: Indian Summer, 1865-1915," by Van Wyck Brooks; "Phippsburg [Maine]: Fair to the Wind;" "Seventy-Five Years of White House Gossip, From Washington to Lincoln;" "The Editorials of Henry Watterson," "The Life of Charles Thomson" (limited edition); "Random Thoughts," by John Mullin Batten; "From a Diary," by F.W. Barrett; and a salesman's sample of "History of the Johnstown Flood."

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 3015

$130

Title: Tracts Relative to the Aborigines. Published by Direction of the Meeting for Sufferings. From 1838 to 1842
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Edward Marsh
City: London
Year: 1843
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Various paginations
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This compilation contains the following tracts:



no. 1. Information respecting the aborigines in the British colonies. 1838.--no. 2. Effects of the introduction of ardent spirits and implements of war amongst the natives of the South-sea Islands and New South Wales. 2d ed. 1843.--no. 3. Further information respecting the aborigines. 2d ed. 1843.--no. 4. Facts relative to the Canadian Indians. 1839.--no. 5. Report of the Aborigines' committee of the Meeting for sufferings for the year 1840. 1840.--no. 6. An address of Christian counsel and caution to emigrants. 1841.--no. 7. The report of the Meeting for sufferings respecting the aborigines, presented to the yearly meeting, 1841. 2d ed. 1843.--no. 8. Further information respecting the aborigines; containing reports of the Committee on Indian affairs at Philadelphia. 1842.



Each tract except no. 6 has special title page.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor loss visible at front and rear spine edges. Old cloth label appears on spine. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Three purple spots are visible on rear endpaper. Annotation can be seen at top edge of title page. Annotation in pencil has been written in one edge of list of tracts. Pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 3016

$25

Title: Don't Count Your Chicks
Author: Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, Ingri Parin D'Aulaire
Publisher: The Junior Literary Guild and Doublleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1943
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 36 unnumbered pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped white lettering to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Volume has illustrated endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Interior has slightly musty smell. Work contains full-page color & b&w illustrations. Intact dust jacket, displaying code 4293-43 on front flap, exhibits minor loss at head of spine and at upper right corner of front panel. Small closed tear appear at top edge of rear panel.
Lot 3017

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of antique books on the history of Great Britain shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "The Gurneys of Earlham" (complete in two volumes), an official guidebook to Chester, "Deeds That Won the Empire," " 'Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese,' of London City, the Literateurs' Haunt for 300 Years;" "A Land of Romance," and in two, slipcased volumes, "The Fur Trade."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 3018

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage, large-format books of exquisite and/or spectacular nature photography shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "Maui, the Last Hawaiian Place," and two copies of "Kauai and the Park Country of Hawaii," both by Robert Wenkam; "The Grand Canyon: Time and The River Flowing," by Francois Leydet; and "In Wildness is the Preservation of the World," by Eliot Porter. These books are all publications of the Sierra Club or Friends of the Earth.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 3019

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of antique equestrian books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include a volume of cowboy poetry, "Sun and Saddle Leather," "Blooded Horses of Colonial Days," ""Rhubarb, the Diary of a Gentleman's Hunter," "Life With the Trotters," and "Hints to Horse-Keepers: A Complete Manual for Horsemen."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 3020

$140

Title: Julio Gonzalez: catalogo general razonado de las pinturas, esculturas y dibujos
Author: Tomas Llorens Serra
Publisher: IVAM Institut Valencia d'Art Modern
City: Valencia
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 754 pages
Width: 12" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first volume of this catalogue raisonne of the work of Spanish sculptor and painter Julio Gonzalez (21 September 1876 - 27 March 1942), covering the years 1900-1918.



Massive volume is bound in gray cloth with blind-stamped lettering to spine and facsimile of artist's signature. Book is in excellent condition. Work contains color illustrations and b&w photos. Text is bilingual in Spanish and English. Captions are in Spanish only. Dust jacket displays light shelfwear.
Lot 3021

$175

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage books on the history of the American frontier and the opening of the West shown in the corresponding image(s). All of these books were published by the Arthur H. Clark Company. Titles include "Early Western Travels, 1748-1846" (two volumes); "First Explorations of the Trans-Allegheny Region," "The Indiana Company, 1763-1798;" "The Six Turnings: Major Changes in the American West, 1806-1834;" "William Marshall, Frontier Trapper to California Ranchero;" "The Ohio Company of Virginia," "Robert Dinwiddie," "Silver Theatre," "Stagecoach and Tavern Tales of the Old Northwest," "Dr. John McLoughlin," "Commodore John Rodgers," and "Western Panorama, 1849-1875."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 3022

$15

Title: "Father Divine": The World's Chief False Christ
Author: Elam J. Daniels
Publisher: The Biblical Echo Press
City: Winter Garden, Florida
Year: 1940
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 113 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated sixth edition, but no previous copy is to be found in OCLC or in Blockson.



Volume is bound in stapled illustrated wrappers. Book shows light soiling to bottom of front cover. Binding is sound. Text block has a small puncture at top margin and occasional (faint) moisture markings, most visible on plates. Text displays occasional very light pencil underlining.
Lot 3023

$110

Details: This lot consists of antique & vintage fashion-related items. Included are there issues of "Ehrich's Fashion Quarterly," from 1880 and 1882 and "Ridley's Fashion Magazine" from 1883. These periodicals also function as catalogs, with pages devoted all kinds of household goods -- toys, clocks, silver, mechanical banks, desk sets, etc. -- in addition to ladies' and children's clothes. Also included in this lot are antique ladies' gloves, including a pair in soft kid and another in sheer pink nylon; and one gentlemen's and fifteen ladies' hats from the 1950s.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in generally good condition. Plese note that the pink nylon gloves are stained, and the kid gloves are soiled. Some hats may be dented.
Lot 3024

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some of these were published by the American Sunday-School Union and are allegorical; others, more informative. Titles include "Simeon Green; or the Man That Killed His Neighbours;" "The Haunted House," "True Tales From Foreign Lands," "Trust in God, or Three Days in the Life of Gellert;" "The Robins, or Domestic Life Among the Birds;" "Neighbors with Wings and Fins," "The Book of Trades and Professions, or Familiar Objects Described;" and "Berquin's Fireside Book in the Original French."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 3025

$25

Title: Sherman: Soldier, Realist, American
Author: B. H. Liddell Hart - Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart, commonly known throughout most of his career as Captain B. H. Liddell Hart, was an English soldier, military historian and military theorist. He is often credited with greatly influencing the development of armored warfare, although some research casts some doubt on the extent of his influence upon the pre-war German military. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 456 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated second printing of this work.



Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with fading of lettering on spine and minor scuffing at lower margin of front cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with frontispiece photograph of General Sherman and a number of well-preserved fold-out maps.
Lot 3026

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of antique books on Civil War history shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, New York Veterans of Gettysburg, 1863-1913." This copy is inscribed by the State Comptroller at the time, Eugene M. Travis. Another commemorative volume is "Dedication of the New York State Monument on the Battlefield of Antietam."

Other titles are "The Life and General U.S. Grant" (with a photograph of Philip Sheidan pasted on the flyleaf by a previous owner); and the second volumes, only, of the personal memoirs of generals U.S. Grant and P.H. Sheridan.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in very good condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 3027

$50

Title: The Sufferings of the Quakers in Nottinghamshire, 1649-1689
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Percy J. Cropper
Publisher: Printed for Edward Hicks, Jun.
City: London
Year: 1892
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/96 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a special edition of this work, limited to fifty copies, edited with biographical and historical notes by Percy J. Cropper.




Antique volume is bound in black cloth with black archival tape to spine. Original gilt-lettered spine label is present. Book shows external wear, with tears to spine and spine label detaching from one side. Minor loss of material is visible at top/bottom of spine. Endpapers display offsetting. Previous owner's name and and date of 1892 appear on blank preliminary page. Annotation in pencil can be seen along gutter of preface. Check mark in pencil on page 95. Pages exhibit very occasional light foxing. Work is illustrated with a number of facsimiles.
Lot 3028

$90

Title: Zemona hoemao maheon-hoestomohestova : zeenano ninitaehaman na nivostanevstomanehaman Jesus Maheonxostaanasz
Author: uncredited author
Translor: Rodolphe Charles Petter
Publisher: American Bible Society
City: New York
Year: 1934
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 666 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "The New Testament in Cheyenne, translated by Rev. Rodolphe Petter D.D., from the Greek, with careful comparison with the Latin Vulgate, and other versions."
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Three-page pamphlet containing preface in English is laid in.
Lot 3029

$90

Title: Graecae grammaticae institutio compendiaria, in usum scholarum
Author: Edward Wettenhall
Publisher: Impensis Gulielmi Spotswood, Thomae Seddon, Henrici Rice & Soc. & Josephi James
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1789
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 97 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with primitive rebacking. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to covers. Front cover has worm holes. Edges and corners show loss of material. Binding is sound. Previous owner's annotation and date of January 19, 1793 appear on initial blank preliminary page. Rear flyleaf lacks bottom half, with old signatures to top half. Endpapers display markings. Pages exhibit light foxing.
Lot 3030

$90

Details: This lot consists of three large, signed, limited edition, fine art lithographs. Big cats are the subjects of these prints by noted wildlife artist Robert Bateman. Included are "Dispute Over Prey" (774/950; published 1987); with two copies of "Siberian Tiger" (88/450 and 191/450; 1992)."

These lithographs are hand-signed by the artist, and were printed under the auspices of Mill Pond Press. They come with documentation in the printer's original folders. "Siberian Tiger," which is larger than "Dispute," measures 40" x 28".

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Condition / Notes: These prints are in like-new condition.
Lot 3031

$55

Title: A Landlubber's Log of His Voyage around the Cape Horn: Being a Journal Kept during a Four Months' Voyage on an American Merchantman, Bound from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Author: Morton MacMichael
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 150 pages plus 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has edges tinted red and decorative endpapers. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with a frontispiece map and one plate with the plan of a ship.
Lot 3032

$300

Book Details: This lot consists of antique magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "The Casket, or Gems of Literature, Wit, and Sentiment." There is one copy from 1828, two copies from 1829, and three copies from 1834. There are five volumes of "The New Mirror," "a Saturday paper embellished with beautiful steel engravings," which dates from 1843-44; and nine volumes of "The Monthly Anthology and Boston Review," beginning with Vol. 1 from 1804.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 3033

$30

Title: Pageantry of Tropical Birds
Author: Jean Theodore Descourtilz - Jean-Theodore Descourtilz was a French naturalist, painter and illustrator, the son of botanist Michel Étienne Descourtilz (1775-1835). Jean-Theodore was a noted ornithological artist who published "Oiseaux brillans du Bresil" in Paris in 1834, and did the plant illustrations for his father's "Flore Medicale des Antilles" published between 1821 and 1829., Joao Moojen
Publisher: A. Zwemmer Ltd
City: London
Year: 1960
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 23 pages plus 60 leaves of plates
Width: 12" Height: 17.75"
Book Details: A translation of "Oiseaux brillants et remarquables du Bresil," containing color & b&w reproductions of Descourtilz's 60 lithographs.
Condition / Notes: This set of folios contains both a reprint of the French-language text of Decourtilz' landmark publication "Oiseaux brillants et remarquables du Bresil: places pres des vegetaux dont les fruits les nourissent, " and the plate volume. Text is bound in solidly-bound printed paper wrappers, with clean and bright interior. Plate folio is bound in two-tone green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design in gold depicting humming birds on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages of text and plates are clean and bright. Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear. Books are preserved in worn cardboard slipcase with loss of material to bottom panel and splitting at edges.
Lot 3034

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of collectible antique books on American history and on the history of fraternal organizations shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include ""Niles Weekly Register" (1814), "Statistical View of the United States...A Compendium of the Seventh Census" (1854); "The Ahiman Rezon, or Book of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania" (1884); "Odd Fellows Monitor and Guide" (1881); and "The Craftsman and Freemason's Guide" (1859).

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. Please note that the front board is detached from "Niles Weekly," and that the other hinge is weak.
Lot 3035

$80

Title: Custer in Photographs
Author: D. Mark Katz
Publisher: Yo-Mark Productions Co., Inc.
City: Gettysburg
Year: 1985
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 150 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition signed by the author and Charles Armstrong Custer. Colonel U.S. Army retired. This is copy number 48 of 100 a Special Autographed Deluxe Limited Edition.

Volume is bound in full leather with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and facsimile of General Custer's signature in gold on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear, with discoloration visible along top and bottom rims of spine and front cover. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. Interior is clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated with an original mounted photograph portrait of Custer, as well as numerous full- and double-page photographs. Bookplate offering a photograph of Custer and publisher's promotional brochures are laid in. Intact dust jacket is preserved in paper-backed mylar.
Lot 3036

$650

Title: My Life on the Plains. Or, Personal Experiences with Indians
Author: George Armstrong Custer - officers were needed, and Custer was called to serve with the Union Army.

Custer developed a strong reputation during the Civil War. He fought in the first major engagement, the First Battle of Bull Run. His association with several important officers helped his career, as did his success as a highly effective cavalry commander. Custer was eventually promoted to the temporary rank (brevet) of major general. (At war's end, he reverted to his permanent rank of captain.) At the conclusion of the Appomattox Campaign, in which he and his troops played a decisive role, Custer was on hand at General Robert E. Lee's surrender.

After the Civil War, Custer was dispatched to the west to fight in the Indian Wars. His disastrous final battle overshadowed his prior achievements. Custer and all the men with him were killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, fighting against a coalition of Native American tribes in a battle that has come to be popularly known in American history as "Custer's Last Stand."
Publisher: Sheldon and Company
City: New York
Year: 1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped black decorative border can be seen along top and bottom edges of spine and front cover. Pictorial design in gold depicting buffalo appears on front cover. Blind-stamped ornamental design is visible at center of rear cover. Book shows external wear, with staining to rear cover and, much more faintly, to front cover. Spine has blemish at mid-section and nick at top edge. Binding is firm. Title page has repair to upper right corner. Small water markings appear in upper inside corner of plate portraying Custer. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded portrait of the author and other plates, including several offering portraits of Native American leaders. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.
Lot 3037

$70

Details: This antique kerosene railroad signal lantern was manufactured in 1925 by the Armspear Manufacturing Co. for the Pennsylvania Railroad. It has a red globe with a Fresnel lens. Hooked onto the bail handle of the lantern are four brass keys to railroad locks. Two of these are numbered, and one is marked Fraim.

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Condition / Notes: This lantern is dirty, but in otherwise good condition.
Lot 3038

$15

Title: Coaching Days of England. Containing an Account of Whatever Was Most Remarkable for Grandeur, Elegance and Curiosity in the Time of the Coaches of England, Comprehending the Years 1750 until 1850. Together with an Historical Commentary by Anthony Burgess. And in Addition Decorated and Illustrated with a Great Number of Drawings, Prints and Views in Perspective Gathered on Purporse for This Work
Author: Anthony Burgess - John Burgess Wilson – who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess – was an English author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. The dystopian satire "A Clockwork Orange" is Burgess's most famous novel, though he dismissed it as one of his lesser works. It was adapted into a highly controversial 1971 film by Stanley Kubrick, which Burgess said was chiefly responsible for the popularity of the book. Burgess produced numerous other novels, including the Enderby quartet, and "Earthly Powers." He was a prominent critic, writing acclaimed studies of classic writers such as William Shakespeare, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence and Ernest Hemingway. In 2008, The Times placed Burgess number 17 on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Burgess was an accomplished musician and linguist. He composed over 250 musical works, including a first symphony around age 18, wrote a number of libretti, and translated, among other works, Cyrano de Bergerac, Oedipus the King and Carmen.


Publisher: Paul Elek
City: London
Year: 1966
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 96 pages
Width: 20.75" Height: 15.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Oblong folio volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and gilt seal to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Profusely illustrated, with 24 color plates. Intact illustrated dust jacket, with closed tear at bottom edge of both front and rear cover, and smaller tear at top edge of rear cover, is preserved in mylar.
Lot 3039

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of antique books on the history of Philadelphia shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "Our Philadelphia," "The Wissahickon Valley," "Bishop Kenrick's Diary and Visitation Records, 1830-1851;" "A History of the Townships of Byberry and Moreland," "The Life of William Savery,1750-1804;"
"Moorestown and Her Neighbors - Historical Sketches," and "The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Other Collections of Philadelphia."

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 3040

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage and antique books on the history of Pennsylvania shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "History of Upper Octorara Church, 1720-1870; "Memorial Addresses Delivered in Congress in Eulogy of Thomas S. Butler," "The Darlington Seminary for Young Women, 1923-4;" "A Short History of Pennsylvania," "Miscellaneous Writings in Memory of Elizabeth W. Bartram," "Pennsylvania, the Keystone;" and "Home Authors -- Pennsvlvania." Author-signed titles include "The Potters and Potteries of Chester County," by Arthur E. James; "Around the Boundaries of Chester County," by Wilmer
W. MacElree; "The Redemption of the Lower Schuylkill," by John Frederick Lewis; "Methodism: In and Around West Chester," by Howard N. Reeves, Jr.; and "Diown the Eastern and Up the Black Brandywine," by Wilmer W. MacElree.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 3041

$50

Title: The Farmer's Complete Farrier, Compising a Historical Description of All the Varieties of That Noble and Useful Animal, the Horse; Giving Instructions in All Things That Relate to Him; His Bearing, Feeding, Training, Fattening and Treatment; With a Description of All the Diseases To Which He Is Liable, Their Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and the Best Remedies To Be Applied To Restore the Animal to Health; Accompanied with the Annals of the Turf, American Stud Book, Rules for Training, Racing, &c. With a Prize Essay on Mules and Their Comparative Value, Interspersed with Notes; With an Appendix, Containing an Additional Number of Original and Selected Receipts for the Cure of the Various Diseases in Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, Dogs and Poultry, Comprising Every Thing Necessary To Be Known in Relation to Their Rearage and Treatment, and Cures of the Various Diseases to Which They Are Severally Liable. Also: Addenda, Describing One Hundred & Fifty Plants and Medicines. Illustrated with Several Plates. Selected, Compiled and Translated from the Best German and English Works Extant on This Subject, with Numerous Additions, &c. &c.
Author: I. Daniel Rupp
Publisher: Published by Gilbert Hills
City: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Year: 1842
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 416 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in new reddish brown library cloth binding, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book has new endpapers. Pages display light foxing and occasional mild soiling. Work is illustrated plates.
Lot 3042

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage books on the history of medicine shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include the stand-alone first volume of "Sanitary Associations During the Franco-German War, 1870-1." This book, signed by the author, Thomas W. Evens, M.D.,is titled, "History of the American Ambulance Established in Paris During the Siege of 1870-1, Together With the Details of Its Methods and Its Work."

Also included are "Climatology and Mineral Waters of the United States," "My Second Life, An Autobiography;" "Life of Hering," "Old Doc," "Doctor and Patient," and "Health Tracts Prepared for the State Board of Health of Pennsylvania, 1897."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. The boards are detached from the book on the Franco-German War.
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