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Lot 2001

$350

Title: The Vinegar Works: Three Volumes of Moral Instruction
Author: Edward Gorey - Edward St. John Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his macabre illustrated books.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1963
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: This work contains the following three volumes:

[1.] The Gashlycrumb tinies.
[2.] The insect god.
[3.] The west wing.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed three-volume collection of first printings. Gorey has crossed out his name on title page of each book and replaced it with his signature. Title is taken from case in which these books were issued.

Books are bound in illustrated paper-covered boards. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and bright.

Intact slipcase shows edgewear.

This item is accompanied by a Vintage 429 Certificate of Authenticity.

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Lot 2002

$150

Title: Eyes over Africa
Author: Michael Poliza - Michael Poliza is a nature & wildlife photographer and entrepreneur. Poliza has published a number of books on Africa, including "The Essential Africa: Die besten Fotografien aus dem gefeierten AFRICA" (2007), "Eyes Over Africa" (2007), "Classic Africa" (2010) and "Kenya" (2011). His book on the Antarctic appeared in 2009 under the title "Antarctic - Life in the Polar Regions."

Publisher: teNeues
City: Kempen, Germany
Year: 2007
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 504 pages
Width: 18" Height: 22.25"
Book Details: This is a collection of aerial photographs chronicling a helicopter journey across the African continent. This work was first place "Nature Book" winner in the 2008 International Photography Awards
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce signed limited edition of this work. Author's signature appears in lower half of half title page. This is copy number 433 of 2,000 of the XXL Collector's Edition.

Massive folio is bound in publisher's ultra-suede covered boards, with original matching clam-shell box. Outside of a small mark to title page, this is a fine copy, with both book and case in excellent condition.

Location index booklet is laid in.

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Lot 2003

$80

Title: Our Wild Indians: Thirty-Three Years' Personal Experience among the Red Men of the Great West. A Popular Account of Their Social Life, Religion, Habits, Traits, Customs, Exploits, Etc. With Thrilling Adventures and Experiences on the Great Plains and in the Mountains of Our Wide Frontier
Author: Richard Irving Dodge - Richard Irving Dodge was a colonel in the United States Army. Dodge was born in North Carolina and died after a long and successful career in the U.S. Army. He began as a cadet in 1844 and retired as a Colonel May 19, 1891
Publisher: A. D. Worthington and Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1882
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 650 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, with a five-page introduction by General William Tecumseh Sherman

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is cracking at title page and rear hinge. Pages exhibit occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, and "portraits on steel, full-page engravings on wood, and fine chromo-lithograph plates." All six color plates are present.

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Lot 2004

$275

Title: Memoir, Historical and Political, on the Northwest Coast of North America, and the Adjacent Territories
Author: Robert Greenhow
Publisher: Blair and Rives, Printers
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1840
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/228 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume has been rebound in quarter red leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Bright stamped gilt lettering and floral motif appear on spine, with publication date at bottom edge. Book shows light edgewear. Binding is tight. Volume has new marbled endpaper. Pages are clean and without markings. Well-preserved map measures approximately 24" x 19" when folded out.

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Lot 2005

$250

Title: Franny and Zooey
Author: J. D. Salinger
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1961
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 201 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "Franny and Zooey" is made up of a short story "Franny" and novella Zooey. The two works were published together as a book in 1961; the two stories originally appeared in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1957, respectively. Franny and Zooey, a sister and brother both in their twenties, are the two youngest members of the Glass family, which was a frequent focus of Salinger's writings.

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in dark gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor rubbing to cloth and sunning to top edge. Front board is slightly bowed. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright.

Intact original dust jacket is rubbed and lightly soiled, with minor wear to spine, one small tear to edge of front cover, and damp-staining to top and bottom.

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Lot 2006

$40

Title: Report of the Quartermaster of the United States Army to the Secretary of War for the Year Ending June 30, 1865
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 810 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped pebbled brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with sunning to spine and mild rubbing to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains numerous tables.

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Lot 2007

$50

Title: The Peaches of New York
Author:
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1917
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/541 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with staining along top edge of spine and minor scuffing to covers. Small indentation appears at top of front gutter. Binding is firm. Previous owners; names can be seen on front pastedown. Rear endpaper exhibits foxing. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of A. J. Downing and many well-preserved bright color plates, as well as color map of New York.

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Lot 2008

$175

Title: Italian Villas and Their Gardens
Author: Edith Wharton - Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 270 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 11"
Book Details: A tribute to Italian architecture and gardens, illustrated by American painter and illustrator Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 - March 30, 1966) and with contemporary photographs.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with elaborate gilt and color decorative designs. Book shows mild external wear, with some edgewear and soiling at extremities. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Some soiling to pages 242 and 243. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece, fourteen color plates, thiry duotone plates and six b&w text illustrations by Maxfield Parrish.

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Lot 2009

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the engraved map shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a Revolutionary War map of New York by renowned mapmaker Claude Joseph Sauthier, depicting the Hudson River Valley & Long Island, showing land grants, property ownership, towns, roads & other details.This work of antique cartography was originally produced in 1779 by William Fadden of London under the title "A Chorographical Map of the Province of New York in North America: Divided into Counties, Manors Patents and Townships. Exhibiting likewise All the Private Grants of Land Made and Located in That Province. Compiled from Actual Surveys Deposited in the Patent Office in New York." This map is a reproduction that appeared in 1849, engraved on stone, by Richd. M. Pease of Albany, New York. It is further stated to be "reduced from the original large London map by David Vaughn 1849." Both statements of attribution appear under the dedication in lower left corner reading "To His Excellency Major General William Tryon, Governor of the Province of New York and the Islands thereunto belong. Colonel of His Majesty's 70th Regiment of Foot. This Map undertaken by His Order is with His Permission Most Humbly Inscribed by His Excellencys most obliged devoted and obedient Servant, Claude Joseph Sauthier."

Claude Joseph Sauthier (1736-1802) was an illustrator, draftsman, surveyor, and mapmaker. He was employed by the British colonial government in the American colonies prior to and during the American Revolutionary War.

Sauthier migrated to America in 1767 at the request of British royal Governor of North Carolina William Tryon. Sauthier accompanied Governor Tryon throughout the Province of North Carolina from 1768 to 1771, mapping towns that were deemed militarily important to Tryon. Sauthier surveyed and created maps of Bath, Beaufort, Brunswick Town, Cross Creek (now Fayetteville), Edenton, Halifax, Hillsborough, New Bern, Salisbury, Wilmington, and the Camp and Battlefield of Alamance. He was also involved in the design of the gardens of the governor's house (now known as Tryon Palace) in New Bern. Original copies of Sauthier's maps are archived in the King George III's Topographical Collection at the British Library in London, the Public Record Office in London, the North Carolina Division of Archives and History in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Clinton Collection at the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan.

When Tryon left North Carolina in mid-1771 to assume the position of British royal governor of New York, Sauthier accompanied him there, and was appointed surveyor for the Province of New York by Tryon. During this period, Sauthier was also instrumental in surveying the boundary between New York and Quebec.

In 1776, Sauthier surveyed and mapped Staten Island, New York, for British General William Howe, and surveyed and mapped Fort Washington on Manhattan Island after troops under the command of General Hugh Percy attacked and captured it. General Percy retained Sauthier on his staff when he commanded the British forces holding Rhode Island.

In May 1777, when General Percy returned to his familial home at Alnwick Castle in England, Sauthier accompanied him, and was employed as Percy's secretary.

(Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)


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Condition / Notes: This map measures approximately 32" x 41". It shows foxing, most concentrated in area of lower left corner, and creasing from folding. No tears or perforations are visible. Texts are clearly legible. Map details are quite sharp.

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Lot 2010

$375

Book Details: This lot includes the antique French-language newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). These folio volumes contain issues of Paris paper "Le Nord: Journal International" from the years 1870-1881. 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 and/or water markings 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 2011

$40

Title: The Koran; Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed. Translated into English Immediately from the Original Arabic. To Which Is Prefixed the Life of Mohammed: of the History of That Doctrine Which Was Begun, Carried On, and Finally Established by Him in Arabia, and Which Has Subjugated Nearly as Large a Portion of the Glode as the Relion of Jesus Has Set at Liberty
Author: uncredited author
Translor: George Sale - George Sale was an Orientalist and practising solicitor, best known for his 1734 translation of the "Qur'an" into English. He was also author of The General Dictionary, in ten volumes, folio.
Publisher: T. O. H. P. Burnham
City: Boston
Year: 1870
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 472 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and sunning to spine. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's name and address appear on front pastedown. Preliminary pages and blank pages at rear of volume display foxing. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Fold-out catalogue of Blanchard's Publication is tipped in at rear.

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Lot 2012

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Creation or the Biblical Cosmogony in the Light of Modern Science" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1893) by Arnold Guyot, and "The Life of Dwight L. Moody" (Fleming H. Revell Company, 1900) by William R. Moody, with a pair of pamphlets on D. L. Moody laid in.

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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 2013

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a six-volume set of Thackeray's works published by The American News Company (no date provided), a booklet in printed wrappers entitled "The Mystery of Muller Hill" (Gleaner Prss, 1899), Leo Tolstoy's "Work While Ye Have the Light: A Tale of the Early Christians" (Hurst & Company, Publishers, n.d., in printed wrappers), and "The Peacemaker, and Other Stories" (Sheldon & Company, Publishers, 1869) by T. S. Arthur.

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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 2014

$25

Title: The Elm Tree Murder
Author: Cecil Street (John Rhode) - Cecil John Charles Street, MC, OBE, who was known to his colleagues, family and friends as John Street, began his military career as an artillery officer in the British army. During the course of World War I, he became a propagandist for MI7, in which role he held the rank of Major. After the armistice, he alternated between Dublin and London during the Irish War of Independence as Information Officer for Dublin Castle, working closely with Lionel Curtis. He later earned his living as a prolific writer of detective novels.
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
City: New York
Year: 1939
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 303 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "When complaints of forged checks, deeds and other documents began to accumulate, together with hints that a blackmailer was at work, Inspector Hanslet of Scotland Yard and his assistant, Jimmy Waghorn, were faced with a problem. The farther their investigations carried them, the more clearly they understood that the central figure of the criminal ring was shrewd, cunning, and cold-bloodedly unscrupulous. After coming up against several blank walls, they gradually begin to pick up the threads of the evidence, but it remained for the dispassionate reasoning of Dr. Priestly to discover the final solution."
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in orange cloth with black lettering and pictorial design to spine. The book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Endpapers display library stamps and annotations. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible. Pages with tinted yellow edge are clean.

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Lot 2015

$40

Title: Three Girls and Especially One
Author: Marion Ames Taggart
Publisher: Benziger Brothers, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 150 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with black lettering and ornamental designs to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's annotation appears at top of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece.

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Lot 2016

$25

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian British history includes a three-volume set of "The Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland During the Middle Ages" (1857), which includes events up to the year 1431; and two volumes of autobiographical material by William Gladstone. Also included is "The Correspondence of the Reverence Joseph Greene, 1712-1790;" "The Letters of the British Spy" (1875), by William Wirt; and the Victorian-era book, "England Illustrated" (no date).

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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 2017

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on music (history) shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Carmina Collegensia: A Complete Collection of the Songs of the American Colleges, with Selections from the Student Songs of the English and German Universities and Popular Songs Adapted to College Singing" (Oliver Ditson & Co., 1876) edited by Henry Randall Waite, "Choral Worship: A Collection of New Sacred and Secular Music, for Choirs, Singing Schools, Conventions, and the Home Circle" (Oliver Ditson & Co., 1884) by L. O. Emerson, and "The Footprints of Music: The Tangible and Visible in the Art, Treated in the Socratic Method. Supplemented by a Dictionary of 800 Terms of Direction" (Clement B. Shaw, 1896) by Clement B. Shaw.

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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 2018

$300

Book Details: This book contains the following 20 titles by E. W. Skeats, written between 1905 and 1924. Caption "With the Author's compliments" appears in upper right corner of front wrapper of these booklets, with author's name written in ink underneath.

1. Origin of the Dolomites of Southern Tyrol

2. The Volcanic Rocks of Victoria

3. The Geological and Petrological Character of Those Materials Locally Employed for Road Construction.

4. The Occurrence of Nepheline in the Phonolite Dykes at Omeo.

5. The Geology and Petrology of the Macedon District.

6. On the Tetiary Alkali Rocks of Victoria

7. On a Volcanic Agglomerate, Containing Glaciated Pebbles, at Kangaroo Gully, near Bendigo.

8. Notes on the So-Called Obsidian from Geelong and from Taradale, and on Australites.

9. The Teaching of Geography.

10 Descriptions of Three Unusual Forms of Australites from Western Victoria.

11. Reports of Research Committees.

12. On the Age of the Alkali Rocks of Fort Cygnet and the d'Entrecasteaux Channel in Tasmania.

13. The Coral-Reef Problem and the Evidence of the Funafuti Borings.

14. A New Phosphate Deposit in the Howqua District, new Mansfield, Victoria.

15. Evidences of Past Volcanic Action in Australia.

16. The Alkaline Rocks of Australasia Committee.

17. On the Cambrian (Heathcotian) and Loawer Ordovician Rocks of the Lancefield and Romsey Districts.

18. Post-Mexozoic Volcanic Actions within the Pacific Region

19. The Evidence of Post-Lower Caboniferous Plutonic and Hypabyssal Instrusions into the Grampian Sandstones of Western Victoria.

20. Some Applications to Geology to Mining and Metallurgy.


The work is illustrated with many photographs, maps and other illustrations.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter cloth over marbled paper-covered boards. Name of author is written at head of spine and call number appears at top left corner of front cover. Ex-library book shows moderate external wear. Binding is firm. Intact covers and pages are clean and with occasional library notations.

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Lot 2019

$50

Book Details: There are over 50 vintage photography magazines in this ephemera lot, all dating from the 1940s and 1950s. Titles include "Industrial Photography," the "National Photographic Dealer," the "Commercial Photographer," and the "Professional Photographer."

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


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Lot 2020

$80

Title: American Archives: Fourth Series. Containing a Documentary History of the English Colonies in North America, from the King's Message to Parliament, of March 7, 1774, to the Declaration of Independence by the United States Volume IV
Author:
Publisher: M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1843
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: cxvi/3-1792 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This is the fourth volume, fourth series, of the following:

"American Archives: consisting of a collection of authentick records, state papers, debates, and letters and other notices of publick affairs, the whole forming a documentary history of the origin and progress of the North American colonies; of the causes and accomplishment of the American revolution; and of the Constitution of government for the United States, to the final ratification thereof. In six series. First series. From the discovery and settlement of the North American colonies, to the Revolution in England, in 1688. Second series. From the Revolution in England, in 1688, to the cession of Canada to Great Britain, by the Treaty at Paris, in 1763. Third series. From the cession of Canada, in 1763, to the King's message to Parliament, of March 7th, 1774, on the proceedings in North America. Fourth series. From the King's message, of March 7th, 1774, to the Declaration of Independence, by the United States, in 1776. Fifth series. From the Declaration of Independence, in 1776, to the definitive Treaty of Peace with Great Britain, in 1783. Sixth series. From the Treaty of Peace, in 1783, to the final ratification of the constitution of government for the United States, proposed by the Convention, held at Philadelphia, in 1787."

The 1st, 2d, 3d, and 6th series have never appeared. The 5th series, left unfinished, ends with the year 1776.


Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine and leather-tipped corners. Stamped gilt lettering appears on spine. Paper labels of the library of the U.S. House of Representatives appear on front and rear covers. This ex-library book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and loss of material from chipping and cracking to spine. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. No additional institutional markings or attachments are apparent. Pages are clean and without markings. Text appears in double columns. Pagination is by column.

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Lot 2021

$20

Book Details: Genre fiction populates this collection of vintage and antiquarian books, with mysteries and cowboy stories prominent. Westerns are supplied by Frederic Remington and Robert W. Service; mysteries by John Dickson Carr and William Irish. Witchcraft is the subject of "The Coach Draws Near," by Mary Savage. Remington illustrated as well as wrote his novel, "John Ermine of the Yellowstone."

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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 2022

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Scottish and Irish history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Scotland in Early Christian Times: The Rhind Lectures in Archaeology - 1879" (David Douglas, 1881) by Joseph Anderson, "Memories of Father Healy of Little Bray" (Richard Bentley and Son, 1898), "The Life of the Right Hon. J. P. Curran / A Memoir of the Life of the Right Hon. Henry Grattan" (James Duffy, 1846, front board detached) by Thomas Davis and D. O. Madden.

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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 2023

$20

Book Details: This generous lot of collectible vintage and antique reference books covers a wide range of interests. Topics include cooking and the cuisines of different cultures, and food-related travel; gun collecting, particularly Remington arms; Korean and related language books, and volumes on linguistics; and child development and education. A subset of books on world-wide travel and adventure, particularly back-country and off the beaten path, are signed by their authors. Also, the two-volume, shorter Oxford English Dictionary is part of this lot.

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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 2024

$55

Title: The Iroquois and the Jesuits: The Story of the Labors of Catholic Missionaries among These Indians
Author: Thomas Donohoe
Publisher: Buffalo Catholic Publication Co.
City: Buffalo
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/276 pages
Width: 6" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pebbled maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with black mark at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Date due slip is pasted to rear flyleaf, and card pocket to rear pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains full-page illustrations and well-preserved fold-out map of "Sulpitian and Jesuit Missions among the Iroquois from 1656 to 1684."

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Lot 2025

$20

Title: A History of the Rise, Progress, and Present Condition of the Bethlehem Female Seminary. With a Catalogue of Its Pupils, 1785 - 1858
Author: William C. Reichel
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1858
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/18-408 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental design to spine and covers. Book shows moderate external wear, with edgewear and minor loss at outside corners. Binding is firm. Inscription of seminary pupil appears on half title page. Small moisture marking can be seen in upper inside corner of pages. Gilt-edged pages otherwise display sporadic light foxing. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates.

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Lot 2026

$25

Details: Four 1955 Topps baseball cards featuring players on the Brooklyn Dodgers or the Washington Nationals are in this lot. All cards have been professionally graded by either Beckett Grading Services or GMA, and are protected in sealed plastic cases.

Included are Jim Gilliam (#5), graded 4 in Very Good to Excellent condition; Clem Labine (#180), graded 5 in Excellent condition; Roy Sievers (#16), graded 4.5 in Very Good to Excellent condition; and Chuck Stobbs (#41), also graded 4.5 in Very Good to Excellent condition .

Please note that the photos of the cards outside of their cases were taken prior to grading. After grading, the cases were sealed and have not been opened since.


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Condition / Notes: These cards are all in Very Good to Excellent or in Excellent condition, in unopened plastic cases.

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Lot 2027

$40

Title: Annouchka: A Tale
Author: Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev - Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright.
Translor: Franklin Abbott
Publisher: Cupples, Upham and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 111 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first U. S. edition translated from the French of the author's own translation.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and gilt facsimile of handwritten title to front cover. Book shows mild external age/wear, with some darkening to spine. Binding is firm. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 2028

$50

Book Details: This handsome collection of decorative antique history books includes a two-volume, slip-cased set, "Holland," by Edmondo De Amicis; two books on Napoleon, including a half-leather one by Lord Rosebery; and a copy of "Stanley and Livingstone in Africa," by J.T. Headley.

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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 2029

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique horse racing periodicals shown in the corresponding image(s). These are volumes 10 and 12-15 of Wallace's Year-Book of Trotting and Pacing, published by the American Trotting Register Association, covering the years 1894 and 1896-1899. They contain full summaries of all the performances of the year and offering a comprehensive series of tables.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine. Ex-library books show light external wear. Remnants of small paper labels appear on spine. Binding of volume for the year 1894 has binding detached at front hinge. Other volumes may have cracked hinges. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Title page is stamped and displays annotations. Writing may appear on title pages. Lightly age-toned pages are otherwise clean and without markings.


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Lot 2030

$200

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Chicago public works reports shown in the corresponding image(s). These are volumes 27, 31, 32 and 34 corresponding to the years 1902, 1906, 1907 and 1909. These books contain the mayor's annual message as well as official reports to the City Council of the City of Chicago. These reports are profusely illustrated, containing photos, fold-out charts and maps, and many statistical tables.

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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. These are ex-library volumes that may show customary markings and attachments.

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