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Lot 2272

$10

Title: Strictures upon the Doctrine and Discipline, of the Methodist Episcopal Church: or Methodism Exposed, and Shown To Be Inconsistent with Itself and the Word of God in Two Parts
Author: Benjamin Bell
Publisher: Ira Merrell
City: Utica
Year: 1812
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 262/48 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: Subtitle reads "Part I. Containing an Answer to the Rev. W. B. Lacey's Preface and Sermon, on Jeremiah VII. 31." Includes letters regarding Zanchius on predestination and final section (with separate pagination) entitled "The Calvinist's Answer to the Methodist's Question."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. The volume shows external wear with rubbing to covers and scuffing at edges. Binding is firm. Name of library appears at top margin of front pastedown. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Pages 99/100 show loss to lower right side, with some loss of text.

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Lot 2273

$45

Title: The Notorious Ashley Gang: A Saga of the King and Queen of the Everglades
Author: Hix C. Stuart
Publisher: St. Lucie Printing Co., Inc.
City: Stuart, Florida
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 80 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "The author, a resident of the section in which the Ashley Gang operated, for fifteen years began compiling data and information concerning the gang, soon after the beginning of its career of law-breaking. Personally acquainted with John Ashley and his family and a confidante of the bandit king he talked with him on many occasions and once suggested to him that he write a story of his life. This, Ashley refused to do, but gave to the author the statement found herein, which, it is believed, is the only statement ever given by John Ashley other than his testimony in court." (from author's introduction).

John Ashley (March 19, 1888 or 1895 - November 1, 1924) was a 20th century American outlaw, bank robber, bootlegger, and occasional pirate active in southern Florida during the 1910s and 1920s.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with uneven fading to covers. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears at top of front flyleaf. Water marking appears along bottom rim of several pages. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece offering photos of individual members of gang and several additional photographic plates.

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Lot 2274

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the two antique volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain papers presented at the VIth International Inland Navigation Congress held in The Hague in 1894. The majority of these texts are in English. Papers are grouped around the questions papers are addressing (also indicated in the listing below). Contents of volumes is as follows:

VITh International Inland Navigation Congress, The Hague 1894.

CONTAINED IN THE FIRST VOLUME:

- 7th Question
- The Chataracts of the Dnieper by V. E. de Timonoff
- The Regulation of Rivers at Low Water by Herr Seidel
- The Regulation of Rivers at Low Water by Ph. W. Van Der Sleyden & R. J. Castendijk
- The Regulation of Rivers at Low Water by H. Girardon

- 6th Question
- Connection between the Depth of Streams and River Beds by R. Jasmund
- Relation between the Form of River Banks and the Nature of the Channel by P. Mengin-Lecreulx and G. Guiard
- Observations on the Formation of the Bottom of a River Whose Course Is Regulated by Means of Dams and Dikes: Report by Nikolas Maksimovitch
- Relations between the Configuration of Rivers and the Depths of Their Channels by R. J. Castendijk et al.
- The Pannerden Canal, Lower Rhine and Leck by J. G. Ermerins
- Remarks upon the Depth of the Upper Meuse between Mook and Hedel by R. Tutein Nolthenius
- Relations between the Configuration of Rivers and the Depths of Their Channels by C. B. Schuurman and H. L. van Hooff
- Relation between Curves in Rivers and the Depth of Water in Their Channel: The New Meuse and Waterway from Rotterdam to the Sea by D. J. Stein Parve.
- River Currents and the Configuration of River Beds by L. Leliavski
- The New Waterway to Rotterdam: Paper. By W. Gustav Triest

PERMANENT INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NAVIGATION CONGRESSES
X. CONGRESS, Milan, 1905

- Improvement of the Mouths of Rivers Discharging into Tideless Seas: Report. By A. Guerard
- Apercu historique du developpement des voies navigables de l'Empire de Russie. by E. F. Hoerschelmann (Kiev, 1894)

CONTAINED IN SECOND VOLUME

VI INTERNATIONAL INLAND NAVIGATION CONGRESS
- 2th (sic) Question
- The Port of Rotterdam by G. J. de Jongh
- The Port of Amsterdam by J. A. Shuurman
- The Plant of French Inland Navigation Ports: Report. By A. Monet and E. Dardenne

- 3th/3rd/3nd (sic) Question
- Efforts To Clear the Ice on Some of the Dutch Rivers by C. B. Schuurman and A. C. Burgdorffer
- Means for Preventing Ice Blockades by C. F. Cramer
- The Clearing Away of Ice in the Estuaries of Tidal and Non Tidal Rivers by Maurice Dibos
- Means for Preventing Ici (sic) Blockades by Cameree and P. Rigaux
- Various Systems and Methods for Breaking and Clearing Away Ice -- Ice-Breaking Boats -- Explosives etc. -- Results Obtained. -- Cost of Plant Necessary -- Working Expenses: Report. By M. P. Rigaux
- Means for Preventing Ice Blockades by M. Georges Narten
- Means for Preventing Ice Blockades by A. A. Bekaar and J. Nelemans

- 5th Question
- Tolls on Navigable Ways in France: Report. By Maurice Renaud
- Tolls and Taxes on Navigable Ways in Belgium: Report. By M. A. Dufourny
- Tolls on Navigable Ways: Report.. By Hans Hatschek
- Tolls on Navigable Ways by A. Deking Dura

NO LONGER INDICATION OF QUESTION

Ausfuhrung von Unterhaltungs-Arbeiten an Wasserstrassen, insbesondere Maurer- und Zimmer-Arbeiten wahrend des Winters by Schultz (no first name given, only title: "von Sr. Excellenz, dem Wirklichen Geheimen Rath und Ministerialdirector im Koniglich Preussischen Ministerium der Offentlichen Arbeiten, Schultz") A five-page contribution!

1. Frage
- Wasserverbrauch und Speisung, sowie Dichtungsarbeiten am Oder-Spree Kanale von Schultz
- Influence de la forme des bateaux et de l'etat de leur surface sur la resistance a la traction: memoire se rapportant a la 1re question. De J. V. Mendes Guerreiro

- 4th Question
- Traction and Propulsion on Canals, Canalised Rivers and on Free-Current Rivers by J. Hirsch and M. B. de Mas
- Traction and Propulsion upon Canals, Canalized Rivers and Rivers of Natural Flow by E. H. Stieltjes
- The Method To Organize Different Systems of Traction on Rivers, Canals etc. by Mr. A. de Bovet
- Front wrapper with title "Discours de M. Conrad" but no "discours" only plates.
Condition / Notes: Volumes shows significant external wear, with heavy moisture markings and some tears along spines. Binding of one volume is somewhat shaken. Staining appears along top rim of the same. Both volumes are profusely illustrated with intact fold-out plates, maps and charts.


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Lot 2275

$40

Title: Wonder Women in History
Author: Albert Payson Terhune - Albert Payson Terhune was an American author, dog breeder, and journalist. The public knows him best for his novels relating the adventures of his beloved collies and as a breeder of collies at his Sunnybank Kennels, the lines of which still exist in today's Rough Collies.
Publisher: Cassell and Company, Ltd
City: London
Year: 1918
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/312 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Biographical sketches of Marie de Chevreuse, Ninon de l'Enclos, Marie de Brinvilliers, Anna Brudenell, Betty Castlemaine, Nell Gwyn, Adrienne Lecouvreuer, Peg Woffington, Madame de Pompadour, Madame du Barry, "Perdita" Robinson, Jeanne de Lamotte, Josephine Beauharnais, Madame Recamier, Marguerite Power, Geoge Sand, Fanny Elssler, Lola Montez and Elisa Rachel Felix.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. . Book shows moisture markings in upper right corner of front cover and, to a much lesser degree, in lower left corner of rear board. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with 8 photogravures.

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Lot 2276

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of "Skeeter Beaters: Memories of the South Pacific, 1941-1945" (DeForest Press, 2002, softcover), a first printing of Gregory McDonald's "Flynn's World" (Pantheon Books, 2003), and a first printing of "In the Company of Heroes" (New American Library, 2003) by Michael J. Durant.

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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 2277

$10

Title: French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Late Fourteenth Century and the Patronage of the Duke
Author: Millard Meiss - Millard Meiss was a historian of late medieval and early Renaissance art. He taught at Columbia, Harvard and Princeton, where he succeeded Erwin Panofsky as Professor of Art at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Among his publications are "Painting in Florence and Siena after the Black Death"(1951), "The Painting of the Life of St. Francis in Assisi" (1962), "French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry" (1967) and "Great Age of Fresco: Discoveries, Recoveries and Survivals" (1970).
Publisher: Phaidon Press
City: London/New York
Year: 1969
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped gilt fleur-de-lis emblem on front cover. Ex-library books show light shelfwear and have customary library markings and attachments. Interiors are clean and bright. Second volume is a plate volume, with tipped-in color plates and many full-page illustrations in black and white.

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Lot 2278

$10

Book Details: This assortment of vintage and antiquarian books on world history includes a masterful, six-volume biography of Benjamin Disraeli by Moneypenny and Buckle. While the lot covers other aspects of British history, it is not the only subject: German history is studied through the lives of the Great Elector, Friedrich Wilhelm, the pivotal 17th century leader of Brandenburg-Prussia; and of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Other books analyze Napoleon, modern Arab-Israeli relations, and include Henry Adams classic of French and architectural history, "Mont St. Michel and Chartres."

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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 2279

$10

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian and vintage books on the history of higher education, and of some colleges in particular, includes decorative volumes as well as scholarly studies. From the academic side come "The Voice of Liberal Learning: Michael Oakeshott on Education," and a memoir by the former president of Fordham University, Robert I. Gannon, S.J. Accounts of specific schools include Vassar, Rutgers, Oberlin, and Drew Theological Seminary. A biography of Philander Chase recounts his founding of Kenyon and Jubilee Colleges.

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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 2280

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are first printings of Elizabeth Kostova's "The Swan Thieves" (Little, Brown and Company, 2010) and "Children of the Night" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1992).

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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 2281

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Le armi necessarie alla battaglia spirituale, operetta composta da Santa Caterina da Bologna by Catherine of Bologna - Dated 1786 by Unknown - A theological work by Saint Catherine of Bologna (1413 - 1463, canonized 1712), followed by a biography of her by her secretary shortly after her death. St. Catherine was an Italian mystic and writer whose spiritual writings were popular in Italy until the end of the 18th century. This text, her most important work, was originally published in 1483 for female novices. It contains a large part of St. Catherine's counsels and instructions of spiritual faith, together with an account of her own struggles of faith. It appears that she composed this work with the aid of her confessor, shortly before her death. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait. Sister Bembo's work includes the abbess' words, as well as anecdotes about her.

Antique volume is bound in original printed and illustrated wrappers. Book shows external age/wear, with chipped spine displaying loss. Minor soiling is visible on covers. Binding is somewhat shaken. Age-toned pages that show occasional foxing and marginal staining.
- Specchio d'illuminazione sulla vita di S. Caterina da Bologna , composto dalla sua compagna Suor Illuminata Bembo by uncredited author - Dated 1786 by UnknownThis book is bound together with "Le armi necessarie alla battaglia spirituale."


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Lot 2282

$70

Title: We Were Soldiers Once -and Young : Ia Drang, the Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
Author: Harold G. Moore - Harold Gregory "Hal" Moore, Jr. is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Army and author. Moore is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, which is the second highest military decoration of the United States Army, and was the first of his West Point class (1945) to be promoted to brigadier general, major general, and lieutenant general.

He is best known as the Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang, in 1965 during the Vietnam War; today, he is the "honorary colonel" of the Regiment.
, Joseph L. Galloway - Joseph Lee "Joe" Galloway is an American newspaper correspondent and columnist. He is the former Military Affairs consultant for the Knight-Ridder chain of newspapers and was a columnist with McClatchy Newspapers. During the Vietnam War, he often worked alongside the troops he covered and was awarded a Bronze Star for carrying wounded men to safety.
Publisher: The FlatSigned Press
City: Nashville
Year: 2005
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 412 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce deluxe limited edition signed by both authors. This is 1 of 2, 948 copies. Authors' signatures appear on limitation page. Certificate of authenticity and color photos of book signing are laid in.

Volume is bound in full green leather with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. This publication features silk endpapers, gilt edges and and satin ribbon marker. Book is in excellent condition. Illustrated with b&w photos and maps.

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Lot 2283

$175

Title: Men without Women
Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are classics of American literature.

Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school, he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year; his wartime experiences became the basis for his novel "A Farewell to Arms." In 1922, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there, he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation". His first novel, "The Sun Also Rises," was published in 1926.

After divorcing Hadley Richardson in 1927, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced following Hemingway's return from covering the Spanish Civil War, after which he wrote "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. During the war, he was present during the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.

Shortly after the publication of "The Old Man and the Sea" in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 232 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "Men Without Women" is Hemingway's second collection of short stories, one of which is "The Killers," one of Hemingway's most famous and frequently anthologized short stories.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work, with publisher's seal on copyright page.

Antique volume is bound in black cloth with printed labels to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with some discoloration to spine and minor chipping to spine label. Binding is firm. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 2284

$150

Title: The Parker Gun: 1895 Showroom Catalog
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Larry L. Baer
Publisher: Josten's/American Yearbook Company
City: Visalia, California
Year: 1974
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 19.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: "A limited edition for the advanced Parker collector reproduced by Larry L. Baer in it's (sic) original form from the only copy known to exist."
Condition / Notes: Large oblong volume is bound in brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design depicting cocked rifle to front cover. The volume shows mild external wear, with boards slightly warped. The book is solidly bound. Title page exhibits light smudging/soiling at edges. Clean pages show illustrations nicely.

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Lot 2285

$15

Book Details: This collection of art history reference books boasts a comprehensive study and catalog of George Caleb Bingham; a catalog of a show by Mel Bochner, a discussion of the works of Asmundur Sveinsson, and a solidly documented, generously illustrated book on the Nazi's theft and erasure of European art, and its post-war recovery. Two how-to books on watercolor technique are signed by their authors, John Pike and Tom Lynch.

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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 2286

$60

Title: Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Author: William Richard Cutter
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1908
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set has been rebound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Ex-library books show mild external wear. Hinges have been reinforced. Antique bookplate of historical society can be on front pastedown. Library blind-stamp appears on title pages. Minor pencil markings can be seen at the bottom of tile page and its verso. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible. Work contains (tissue-guarded) plates and in-text illustrations. Text is in double columns.

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Lot 2287

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on silver and silversmiths shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Scottish Gold and Silver Work" (Strong Oak Press, 1991, in dust jacket and slipcase) by Ian Finlay, "Paul Storr, 1771-1844: Silversmith and Goldsmith" (Spring Books, 1954, in dust jacket) by N. M. Penzer, and "English Blue and White Porcelain of the 18th Century" (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1947, in dust jacket) by Stanley W. Fisher.

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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 2288

$10

Book Details: This large group of collectible literature is led by a beautiful twelve-volume set of the plays and poetry of William Shakespeare. Other classics include a limited edition of Dante's "Divine Comedy," illustrated by Gustav Dore; and works by George Bernard Shaw and Rabindranath Tagore. More contemporary novels are also included, notably two from which popular movies were made: "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" and "The World of Henry Orient." A prominent 20th century Swedish novelist, Eyvind Johnson, is also included, in English translation.

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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 2289

$60

Book Details: Different states of the Northeast are represented in this collection of vintage and antiquarian high school yearbooks. Ranging in date from the 1930s through the 1960s, towns represented include Summit, NJ; Kennebunk, ME; Maplewood, NJ; Belmont, MA; Laconia, NH; Athens, PA; Aliquippa, PA; and Lock Haven, PA.

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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 2290

$80

Book Details: This group of collectible vintage and antiquarian children's books has an animal theme. Included are three volumes in the much-loved Babar series; Beatrix Potter's "Peter Rabbit" in Italian; a book for Boy Scouts written and illustrated by the noted western artist, Frederic Remington (with original dust jacket); and chapter books about falcons (signed) and dogs. Also included are pocket-sized books from the 1840s.

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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 2291

$200

Title: The Stand
Author: Stephen King - Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella "The Way Station" was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and in 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his whole career, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1978
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 823 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "The Stand" is a post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy novel. "The Stand" was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1979, and was adapted into both a television miniseries for ABC and a graphic novel published by Marvel Comics.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this early novel by Stephen King, with inner margin of pg 823 presenting a date code of "T39."

Thick volume is bound in brown paper-covered boards with gilt-lettered black cloth spine. Book shows light external wear, with upper outside corner of front board slightly bumped. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket displays shelfwear. Jacket is preserved in mylar. This is a first issue jacket with $12.95 price in upper right corner of front flap.

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Lot 2292

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office shown in the corresponding image(s). This is volume VII, containing material from January 5 to June 29, 1875. Each issue contains listings of commissioner's decisions, applications for extension, designs patented, trade-marks registered, as well as index of inventions and pattentees. Section entitled "Titles, Drawings, and Claims of Patents" contains numerous illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in three-quarter cloth over marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has gilt-lettered spine labels. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and edgewear. Binding is firm. Antique institutional bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 2293

$15

Title: Crisis Now
Author: James M. Gavin - James Maurice "Jumpin' Jim" Gavin was a prominent Lieutenant General in the United States Army during World War II. He was also referred to as "The Jumping General", because of his practice of taking part in combat drops with the paratroopers whom he commanded.

Gavin also served as the U.S. Ambassador to France in 1961 and 1962.
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1968
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: On the nature of war and strategy, the Vietnam war, the state of the world in the late sixties, and social problems such as poverty and the need for urban renewal.

Subtitle on front panel of dust jacket reads "Crisis in the cities, Crisit in Vietnam, a commitment to change."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed second printing of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Donald R. Hinkley / with warm regards / James Gavin."

Volume is bound in light blue cloth, with spine displaying light blue letters against black ground and author's initials in stamped silver on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.

Dust jacket is well preserved.

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Lot 2294

$45

Title: Indian Legends of American Scenes
Author: Marion E. Gridley
Publisher: M. A. Donohue & Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1939
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10"
Book Details: Contents:

Indians of Alabama: Chewakla Creek --
Indians of Arizona: Grand Canyon --
Indians of Arkansas: Spring River --
Indians of California: Mt. Shasta, Little Mount Shasta, Bridal Veil Falls, Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley, North and South Domes, Yosemite Park, Death Valley --
Indians of Colorado: Manitou Springs, Hot Sulphur Springs, Garden of the gods --
Indians of Connecticut: Lake Mashapaug --
Indians of Florida: Spanish moss, the land of summer --
Indians of Illinois: Starved Rock --
Indians of Maine: Moosehead Lake --
Indians of Massachusetts: Balanced Rock --
Indians of Michigan: Arch Rock, Mackinac Island, Sugar Loaf Rock, White Lake, Belle Isle, Detroit, Sleeping Bear Point --
Indians of Minnesota: Pipestone Quarry, St. Anthony's Falls, Lake Minnetonka --
Indians of Mississippi --
Mississippi river --
Indians of Montana: Two medicine Lake, Glacier Park --
Indians of New Hampshire: the Merrimac River, the White Mountains, the Great Stone Face --
Indians of New Mexico: Shiprock --
Indians of New York: Niagara Falls --
Indians of North Carolina: the Great Smoky Mountains --
Indians of North Dakota: Devil's Lake, Standing Rock, Fort Yates --
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this collection of Native American folklore. Signature appears on front flyleaf.

Volume is bound in tan cloth with red lettering and decorative designs to spine and front cover. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains color frontispiece photo of Bryce Canyon, 11 full-page illustrations, all but one in color, and numerous textual illustrations.

Well-preserved dust jacket is in mylar cover.

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Lot 2295

$40

Title: The Book of Psalms; Translated from the Hebrew: With Notes, Explanatory and Critical
Author: Samuel Horsley - Samuel Horsley was a British churchman, bishop of Rochester from 1792.

Publisher: F. C. & J. Rivington and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown
City: London
Year: 1815
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered labels and gilt ornamental designs to spines. Ex-library books show external wear, with chipping to spines. Name of library is stamped on edges of text blocks. Second volume displays loss to upper half of spine and minor burn markings to bottom edges of rear board. Bindings exhibit cracking at front of volumes. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedowns. Endpapers are foxed. Name of library is stamped on title pages. Pages are clean and without markings. Plastic bar code and card pocket are attached to rear pastedown of first volume and to blank page at rear of second volume.

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Lot 2296

$10

Book Details: Although they are far from the only topic, biographies of Winston Churchill are featured in this collection of vintage and antiquarian world history. Churchill's biographers include his son Randolph, Lewis Broad, and Ben Tucker. Also included in this group are works on Napoleon, five prominent countries in Africa, a history of violence in China, and a study of China's relationship with the countries of Southeast Asia.

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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 2297

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this collection are "Dartmouth Class of 1929: Twenty Five Year Book" (The John B. Watkins Company, 1954), "The Book of the Yale Pageant" ( Yale U.P., 1916) edited by George Henry Nettleton, "Yale Freshman Blue Book or Who's Who in the Academic and Sheffield Freshman Classes" (Yale Freshman Blue Book Co., 1911), three volumes of the "History of the Class of Nineteen Seventeen Yale College," being volumes 2 (1919), 3 (1928) and 5 (1942), "The Life of Alice Freeman Palmer" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1908) by George Herbert Palmer, and "A Collection of College Words and Customs" (John Bartlett, 1856) by B. H. Hall.

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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 2298

$40

Title: An Historical Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Canal Navigation in Pennsylvania. With an Appendix Containing Abstracts of the Acts of the Legislature since the Year 1790, and Their Grants of Money for Improving Roads and Navigable Waters through the State; To Which Is Annexed , "An Explanatory Map."
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Direction of the President and Mangers of the Shuylkill and Susquehanna, and the Delaware and Schuykill Navigation Companies
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1795
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/80 pages
Width: 7" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled boards. This volume does not contain the Howells map. The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along edges of spine and loss of material at ends and edges of spine. Minor loss of material is also visible at outside corners. Hinges have been reinforced. Age-toned pages show no annotations. Title page and final page of text bear library stamps and annotations. Stamp also appears in bottom margin of page 23.

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Lot 2299

$55

Title: Captain Horatio Hornblower
Author: C. S. Forester - Cecil Scott "C.S." Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of naval warfare. His most notable works were the 12-book Horatio Hornblower series, depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic era, and "The African Queen" (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels "A Ship of the Line" and "Flying Colours" were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1939
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 662 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and gilt emblem to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to top edge. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with color frontispiece and b&w drawings by N. C. Wyeth.

Price-clipped dust jacket displays small tears at edges.

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Lot 2300

$80

Details: There are nine antique and vintage high school yearbooks in this collection, all of them from upstate central New York, ranging from the years 1897-1945. Towns included are Tully, Chittenango, Boonville, Adams Center, and Utica. A yearbook of the KE Society, a high school sorority, includes many towns all over central New York.

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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 2301

$25

Book Details: The earliest item in this collection of antiquarian theology is an 1810 pamphlet, "The Duty of a Christian in a Trying Situation." Other volumes include an exegesis on the Book of Romans, popular sermons, a meditation on the nature of Christ; and, considering the influx of Irish immigrants to Americana very timely 1856 book encouraging a "friendly correspondence" between Catholics and Protestants.

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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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