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Lot 2302

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Canadian & Icelandic history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Biography of the Hon. W. H. Merritt, M.P., ..." (E. S. Leavenworth, 1875, lacking most of spine cover) by J. P. Merritt, a first edition of Knut Gjerset's "History of Iceland" (The Macmillan Company, 1924, ex-library), and "Pioneers of Freedom" An Account of the Icelanders and the Icelandic Free State, 874-1262" (The Stratford Company, Publishers, 1930, ex-library).

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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 2303

$350

Title: Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1946-1947
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 11 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: V. 1. Agreement by the United States, France, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union for the prosecution and punishment of the major war criminals of the European Axis. Charter of the International Military Tribunal and protocol of 6 October 1945. International Military Tribunal, indictment no. 1 and statement of reservation filed by U.S. Chief of Counsel. Motions, rulings, and explanatory material relating to certain of the defendants. Opening address for the United States. Organization of the Nazi Party and state. Means used by the Nazi conspirators in gaining control of the German state. Economic aspects of the conspiracy. Launching of wars of aggression. The slave labor program, the illegal use of prisoners of war, and the special responsibility of Sauckel and Speer therefor. Concentration camps. The persecution of the Jews. Germanization and spoliation. The plunder of art treasures --
V. 2. Criminality of groups and organizations. Individual responsibility of defendants --
V. 3. Document number 001-PS through 1406-PS --
V. 4. Document number 1409-PS through 2373-PS --
V. 5. Document number 2374 through PS-3311-PS --
V. 6. Document number 3313-P-3901-PS. Document number C-2- through C-195. Document number D-39 through D-281 --
V. 7. Document number D-283 through D-786. Document number EC-3 through EC-620. Document number ECH-1 through ECH-24. Document number ECR-14 through ECR-197. Document number L-3 through L-361. Document number M-1 --
V. 8. Document number M-2 through M-158. Document number R-36 through R-150. Document number TC-1 through TC-93. Document number UK-20 through UK-81. Affidavit A through J. Statement I through XV. Chart No. 1 through chart No. 13. Index of documents. Chart No. 14 through 19 --

Suppl. A. Rules of the International Military Tribunal. Closing address for United States of America by Robert H. Jackson, Chief of Counsel. Closing address for United Kingdom, Great Britain and Ireland, by Sir Hartley Shawcross. Closing argument for the provisional government of the French Republic by M. Champetier de Ribes and M. Dubost. Closing argument for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic by Lt. Gen. R. A. Rudenko --
Closing statement for United States of America on the indicted organizations by Thomas J. Dodd. Closing arguments for United States of American on general staff and high command by Brig. Gen. Telford Taylor --
Suppl. B. The defense case. Pre-trial interrogations.

Final volume contains "Opinion and Judgment."
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Ex-library books show external wear, with spine exhibiting discoloration and labels. Edges of text blocks are stamped and display blacking out. Bindings are firm. Interiors have customary library markings and attachments at front and end of volumes. Texts are otherwise clean and without markings. Folding charts appear in pocket at rear of volume 8.

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Lot 2304

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction" (Paladin Press, 2000, in dust jacket) and a third, enlarged edition of "Homespun Ceramics: A Study of Spatterware" (Arlene and Paul H. Greaser, 1967) signed by authors Arlene and Paul H. Greaser.

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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 2305

$25

Title: Vicissitudes of Families and Other Essays
Author: Sir Bernard Burke
Publisher: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts
City: London
Year: 1859
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter dark blue leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Spines have stamped gilt lettering and raised bands. Ex-library volumes show external wear, with loss of material to lower portions of spines from removal of library labels. Tape still appears at these areas. Wear to edges, with minor loss of material at outside corners, is visible. Bindings are firm. Name of library is stamped to top and bottom edge of text blocks. Previous owner's name appears written on front pastedowns. Bar code strip and card pocket are attached to rear endpapers. Pages display occasional light marginal smudging.

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Lot 2306

$60

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in original wrappers. Six of the ten are hardcover editions. Books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 2307

$25

Book Details: This large collection of vintage and antiquarian American history is as diverse and wide-ranging as the nation. Included are regionally specific books on Cleveland, the Seattle Yacht Club, the Lewiston-Auburn area of Maine, and the Southern racial politics of Herbert Hoover. Universities are represented by Class books from Harvard (1948) and Yale, and a coffee-table book on Colgate. Topics of conventional historical books include Henry Kissinger's Vietnam policy, the demise of the Penn Central Railroad, the Revolutionary War, Asian immigration and assimilation, and a biography of the radical labor organizer Vera Buch Weisbord.

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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 2308

$45

Book Details: This varied assortment of vintage and antique world history includes political analyses of British statesmen, and a four-volume scholarly work on England during the reign of Henry IV. Other books concern the ancient Etruscans, contemporary Inuits, global change, the etymology of names, and Otto von Bismarck.

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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 2309

$20

Book Details: This group of collectible books on American history features many which are signed by their authors. One is by Jimmy Carter, a paperback copy of "Why Not the Best," the book the laid the foundation for his campaign for President. On the opposite end of the political spectrum is Patrick Buchanan, who signed a hard-cover copy of "A Republic, Not an Empire." Other signed books include William T. Youngs' biography of Eleanor Roosevelt; and "An American Journey," by Jean Kinney, a biography of a nice boy from a prosperous Connecticut family who joined and died with the violent Symbionese Liberation Army in the 1970s.

Two large format, illustrated books trace the history of the Brunswick Company, which has made fine billiard tables since 1845; and the historic Thomas-Jencks-Gladding house in Baltimore.

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


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Lot 2310

$10

Book Details: This collection of five thick antiquarian books recounts the history of Harvard University. All of the books were published between 1920 and 1934. Two of them are general catalogs; two record Harvard's military record and casualties in World War I; and the last volume is a volume on the Law School.

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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 2311

$250

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Washington D.C. newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains 1 large folio volume containing issues of The Daily Globe for the years 1867-1868 (December 4 - July 30), unbound issues of The Globe from 1840, and bound issues of The Daily Critic from 1877 (January 1 to August 11), and of The National Republican from 1922 (January 7 to December 30).

Also included in this lot is a bound compilation of the weekly Liberty for the period from October 6, 1928 to January 5, 1929, with illustrated color illustrations, with initial issue presenting a contribution by P. G. Wodehouse. Please note that front cover of that issue is detached.


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Condition / Notes: These newspapers are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older issues are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some boards may be detached. Library markings may appear on bound issues.

The largest item measures approximately 19.25" x 25.5", the smallest 10.25" x 13.5.

Please note that the binding of the New York Post compilation has nearly separated at halfway point.

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Lot 2312

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage and antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second printing of "Down at the Santa Fe Depot: 20 Fresno Poets" (The Giligia Press, 1970) signed by editor David Kherdian, "A Bermuda Garden of Song" (Marshall Jones Company, 1927) by Bessie Gray, and "Desnudez" (Editorial Libros de Mexico, 1973, ex-library in dj) by German Pardo Garcia.

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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 2313

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the 1935 edition of a Dun & Bradstreet reference work shown in the corresponding image(s). This is "The Mercantile Agency Reference Book No. 5 Containing Ratings of Merchants, Manufacturers and Traders Generally throughout the Following States: Dist. of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia." This volume contains a complete map and skeleton route map for each state. Also preset are a list of banks and bankers and state collection laws, as well as appendix. Date at bottom of title page and volume number are indicated as January 1936 and Vol. 279.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth boards with half-leather. Stamped gilt lettering appears on spine and front cover. This elephant folio volume shows light external wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with some toning. Final page of text displays creasing.

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Lot 2314

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on nature, horticulture and agriculture shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Mechanization of Tropical Crops" (Temple Press Limited, 1957) by W. N. Bates, a first edition of "The Gospel of Nature" (Hazlitt & Reed, 1877) by M. L. Sherman and Wm. F. Lyon, and "Farm Friends and Farm Foes: A Text-Book of Agricultural Science" (D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers, 1910) by Clarence M. Weed.

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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 2315

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the pair of slipcases with miniature books shown in the corresponding image(s). These are books in the Nutshell Library, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, and the Christmas Nutshell Library, containing the following titles:

Nutshell Library: Pierre, A Cautionary Tale; Alligators All Around: An Alphabet; One Was Johnny: A Counting Book; Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months.

Christmas Nutshell Library: The Night before Christmas; A Firefly in a Fir Tree; A Christmas Story; Angels and Berries & Candy Canes.


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Condition / Notes: Books that make up the 1962 Nutshell set are bound in tan cloth with black lettering to spine and decorative designs to front covers. Dust jackets show significant wear, with loss of material to spine. One volume lacks jacket. Books that make up the Christmas edition are well preserved in similar dust jackets. Both slipcases show loss of material to panels. Interiors are clean and without markings. Color illustrations are bright. Slipcases measure approximately 3" x 4.25".

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Lot 2316

$30

Book Details: This group of antiquarian, decorative collectible literature includes "The Luck of Barry Lyndon," the droll novel by William Thackeray made famous by the 1976 Stanley Kubrick movie; an 1840 edition of "William Tell, or Switzerland Delivered," by the Chevalier de Florian (and printed in Ithaca, NY); a beautiful copy of "Schinderhannes, The Robber of the Rhine," by Leitch Ritchie; and, capitalizing on the popularity of "The Mikado" and the exoticism of Japan, an 1889 novel about the downfall of the shogunate.

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


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Lot 2317

$15

Book Details: This eclectic collection of vintage and antiquarian books concerns the history of medicine and the sound practice of science, with one amusing exception. Titles include "The Story of Anna O.," about the origin of Sigmund Freud's theory of psychoanalysis (this book is signed by its author, Lucy Freeman); a biography of Mary Putnam Jacobi; "Life Among the Doctors," by Paul de Kruif, author of "The Microbe Hunters," and also signed; and textbooks on plastic surgery and pharmacology.

The one exception is "The Book of Secrets and Private Medical Adviser. Giving you information which no physician will divulge, such as the mysteries of Love, Courtship and Marriage, a complete sexual science" (1895).

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Lot 2318

$30

Title: National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans: Including Orators, Statesmen, Naval and Military Heroes, Jurists, Authors, Etc. Etc. from Original Full Lengthy Paintings by Alonzo Chappel. With Biographical and Historical Narratives
Author: 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.
Publisher: Johnson, Fry & Company
City: New York
Year: 1861/1864
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in quarter leather over pebbled brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and leather-tipped corners. Front board of first volume is detached. Binding of first volume has separated at front hinge. Rear board of second volume has strip of paper remnants pasted along spine edge. Books show rubbing and minor loss at edges. Text blocks are intact. Gilt-edged pages of first volume are clean and without markings. Faint stain appears in upper right corner of a number of pages in second volume. Similar staining appears along top edge of a number of pages of first volume. Texts appears in double columns. Work is illustrated with numerous handsome portrait plates.

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Lot 2319

$70

Title: Lhasa and Its Mysteries. With a Record of the Expedition of 1903-1904
Author: K, Austine Waddell - Lieutenant Colonel Laurence Austine Waddell was a British explorer, Professor of Tibetan, Professor of Chemistry and Pathology, British army surgeon, collector in Tibet, philologist, amateur archeologist, Doctor of Laws, and author. Waddell was also a philologist and linguist, having studied Sumerian and Sanskrit he made various translations of seals and other inscriptions. His recognition as a Sumerologist gained no recognition and his works on the history of civilization have caused controversy.
Publisher: Methuen & Co.
City: London
Year: 1906
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/530 pages plus 2 pages of press opinions
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This profusely illustrated work features a detailed account of the British invasion of Tibet, as well as thorough account of the people and religion of Lhasa, the Tibetan capital.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full tan cloth, with spine displaying gilt-lettering against red background. Pictorial designs in red appear on both spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to covers and minor chipping to spine label. Binding is sound. Endpapers display discoloration. Bookseller's label can be seen on rear pastedown. This book is from the library of Dale Riepe, with his ownership inscription to front flyleaf. This work is illustrated with 86 pages of photographs, including a color frontispiece, six maps, including three fold-out maps, one chart and one floor plan.

Professor Dale Maurice Riepe (1918-2005) was a major American philosopher and scholar, and was the Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buffalo from 1963 to 1986. His main area of expertise was Eastern Philosopy, and he traveled extensively.

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Lot 2320

$40

Book Details: Five collectible science and technology books comprise this lot, which includes a signed copy of "The Hans Legacy," by Dodge Fernald of Harvard University (1984). This book discusses the fallacy of the mathematical horse "Clever Hans," and the development and application of the scientific method. Also included is "The Future of Science" by the British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1959); "The History of Machine-Wrought Hosier Manufacture" (1967); catalogs of bicycle parts, circa 1960; and from a 1994 physics conference, "Proceedings of the Workshop on Beam Instabilities in Storage Rings." The parts catalog also includes items for Murray pedal cars and other products.

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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 2321

$45

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 II
Author: Peter Force - Peter Force was a 19th-century politician, newspaper editor, archivist, and historian.

Publisher: M. St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1839
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: clii/3-1958 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This is the second 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. This ex-library book shows external wear, with minor loss of material from chipping and cracking to spine. Boards are somewhat loose. Text block is intact. Volume has marbled endpapers. No other institutional markings or attachments are present. Pages display scattered foxing. Text appears in double columns. Pagination is by column.

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Lot 2322

$55

Title: Dangers of the Trail in 1865: A Narrative of Actual Events
Author: Charles E. Young
Publisher: Press of W. P. Humphrey
City: Geneva, New York
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 148 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped black lettering and pictorial design to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. This work is illustrated with frontispiece and plates.

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Lot 2323

$15

Book Details: This assortment of collectible vintage and antique military history covers a range of different conflicts, in different styles and genres. Included is a scholarly study of the Soviet-Finnish winter war of 1939-40, and less formal accounts and memoirs of the Spanish-American War, World War I and II. Also included is a signed volume, "Early Military Forts and Posts in Oklahoma" (1978), and an 1838 report on what Congress owed the veterans of the Revolutionary War.

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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 2324

$4000

Title: 20 hrs. 40 min. Our Flight in the Friendship: The American Girl, First Across the Atlantic by Air, Tells Her Story
Author: Amelia Earhart - When 10-year-old Amelia Mary Earhart saw her first plane at a state fair, she was not impressed. "It was a thing of rusty wire and wood and looked not at all interesting," she said. It wasn't until Earhart attended a stunt-flying exhibition, almost a decade later, that she became seriously interested in aviation. A pilot spotted Earhart and her friend, who were watching from an isolated clearing, and dove at them. "I am sure he said to himself, 'Watch me make them scamper,'" she said. Earhart, who felt a mixture of fear and pleasure, stood her ground. As the plane swooped by, something inside her awakened. "I did not understand it at the time," she said, "but I believe that little red airplane said something to me as it swished by." On December 28, 1920, pilot Frank Hawks gave her a ride that would forever change her life. "By the time I had got two or three hundred feet off the ground," she said, "I knew I had to fly."

Although Earhart's convictions were strong, challenging prejudicial and financial obstacles awaited her. But the former tomboy was no stranger to disapproval or doubt. Defying conventional feminine behavior, the young Earhart climbed trees, "belly-slammed" her sled to start it downhill and hunted rats with a .22 rifle. She also kept a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about successful women in predominantly male-oriented fields, including film direction and production, law, advertising, management, and mechanical engineering.

After graduating from Hyde Park High School in 1915, Earhart attended Ogontz, a girl's finishing school in the suburbs of Philadelphia. She left in the middle of her second year to work as a nurse's aide in a military hospital in Canada during WWI, attended college, and later became a social worker at Denison House, a settlement house in Boston. Earhart took her first flying lesson on January 3, 1921, and in six months managed to save enough money to buy her first plane. The second-hand Kinner Airster was a two-seater biplane painted bright yellow. Earhart named the plane "Canary," and used it to set her first women's record by rising to an altitude of 14,000 feet.

One afternoon in April 1928, a phone call came for Earhart at work. "I'm too busy to answer just now," she said. After hearing that it was important, Earhart relented though at first she thought it was a prank. It wasn't until the caller supplied excellent references that she realized the man was serious. "How would you like to be the first woman to fly the Atlantic?" he asked, to which Earhart promptly replied, "Yes!" After an interview in New York with the project coordinators, including book publisher and publicist George P. Putnam, she was asked to join pilot Wilmer "Bill" Stultz and co-pilot/mechanic Louis E. "Slim" Gordon. The team left Trepassey harbor, Newfoundland, in a Fokker F7 named Friendship on June 17, 1928, and arrived at Burry Port, Wales, approximately 21 hours later. Their landmark flight made headlines worldwide, because three women had died within the year trying to be that first woman. When the crew returned to the United States they were greeted with a ticker-tape parade in New York and a reception held by President Calvin Coolidge at the White House.

From then on, Earhart's life revolved around flying. She placed third at the Cleveland Women's Air Derby, later nicknamed the "Powder Puff Derby" by Will Rogers. As fate would have it, her life also began to include George Putnam. The two developed a friendship during preparation for the Atlantic crossing and were married February 7, 1931. Intent on retaining her independence, she referred to the marriage as a "partnership" with "dual control."

Together they worked on secret plans for Earhart to become the first woman and the second person to solo the Atlantic. On May 20, 1932, five years to the day after Lindbergh, she took off from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to Paris. Strong north winds, icy conditions and mechanical problems plagued the flight and forced her to land in a pasture near Londonderry, Ireland. "After scaring most of the cows in the neighborhood," she said, "I pulled up in a farmer's back yard." As word of her flight spread, the media surrounded her, both overseas and in the United States. President Herbert Hoover presented Earhart with a gold medal from the National Geographic Society. Congress awarded her the Distinguished Flying Cross-the first ever given to a woman. At the ceremony, Vice President Charles Curtis praised her courage, saying she displayed "heroic courage and skill as a navigator at the risk of her life." Earhart felt the flight proved that men and women were equal in "jobs requiring intelligence, coordination, speed, coolness and willpower."

In the years that followed, Earhart continued to break records. She set an altitude record for autogyros of 18,415 feet that stood for years. On January 11, 1935, she became the first person to fly solo across the Pacific from Honolulu to Oakland, California. Chilled during the 2,408-mile flight, she unpacked a thermos of hot chocolate. "Indeed," she said, "that was the most interesting cup of chocolate I have ever had, sitting up eight thousand feet over the middle of the Pacific Ocean, quite alone." Later that year she was the first to solo from Mexico City to Newark. A large crowd "overflowed the field," and rushed Earhart's plane. "I was rescued from my plane by husky policemen," she said, "one of whom in the ensuing melee took possession of my right arm and another of my left leg." The officers headed for a police car, but chose different routes. "The arm-holder started to go one way, while he who clasped my leg set out in the opposite direction. The result provided the victim with a fleeting taste of the tortures of the rack. But, at that," she said good-naturedly, "It was fine to be home again."

In 1937, as Earhart neared her 40th birthday, she was ready for a monumental, and final, challenge. She wanted to be the first woman to fly around the world. Despite a botched attempt in March that severely damaged her plane, a determined Earhart had the twin engine Lockheed Electra rebuilt. "I have a feeling that there is just about one more good flight left in my system, and I hope this trip is it," she said. On June 1st, Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan departed from Miami and began the 29,000-mile journey. By June 29, when they landed in Lae, New Guinea, all but 7,000 miles had been completed. Frequently inaccurate maps had made navigation difficult for Noonan, and their next hop--to Howland Island--was by far the most challenging. Located 2,556 miles from Lae in the mid-Pacific, Howland Island is a mile and a half long and a half mile wide. Every unessential item was removed from the plane to make room for additional fuel, which gave Earhart approximately 274 extra miles. The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Itasca, their radio contact, was stationed just offshore of Howland Island. Two other U.S. ships, ordered to burn every light on board, were positioned along the flight route as markers. "Howland is such a small spot in the Pacific that every aid to locating it must be available," Earhart said.

At 10am local time, zero Greenwich time on July 2, the pair took off. Despite favorable weather reports, they flew into overcast skies and intermittent rain showers. This made Noonan's premier method of tracking, celestial navigation, difficult. As dawn neared, Earhart called the ITASCA, reporting "cloudy, weather cloudy." In later transmissions earhart asked the ITASCA to take bearings on her. The ITASCA sent her a steady stream of transmissions but she could not hear them. Her radio transmissions, irregular through most of the flight, were faint or interrupted with static. At 7:42 A.M. the Itasca picked up the message, "We must be on you, but we cannot see you. Fuel is running low. Been unable to reach you by radio. We are flying at 1,000 feet." The ship tried to reply, but the plane seemed not to hear. At 8:45 Earhart reported, "We are running north and south." Nothing further was heard from Earhart.

A rescue attempt commenced immediately and became the most extensive air and sea search in naval history thus far. On July 19, after spending $4 million and scouring 250,000 square miles of ocean, the United States government reluctantly called off the operation. In 1938, a lighthouse was constructed on Howland Island in her memory. Across the United States there are streets, schools, and airports named after her. Her birthplace, Atchison, Kansas, has been turned into a virtual shrine to her memory. Amelia Earhart awards and scholarships are given out every year.

Today, though many theories exist, there is no proof of her fate. There is no doubt, however, that the world will always remember Amelia Earhart for her courage, vision, and groundbreaking achievements, both in aviation and for women. In a letter to her husband, written in case a dangerous flight proved to be her last, this brave spirit was evident. "Please know I am quite aware of the hazards," she said. "I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others."

(Biography courtesy of www.ameliaearhart.com)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 314 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "20 hrs. 40 min." tells the story of Earhart's experience as a passenger in the Friendship, when she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic.

"Miss Earhart holds the first international pilots license issued by N. A. A. won by a woman and has some 500 hours of solo flying to her credit. In the twenty hours and forty minutes of the flight from Trepassey to Wales, about 19 hours was in or over fog. Much of the flying was of the most difficult kind, requiring piloting by instrument alone. Only a few pilots today can both navigate and fly by instruments, notable among them Wilmer Stultz pilot of the Friendship. So it happened that Miss Earhart took no turn at the controls...This book is the story of the flight itself, of its preparations and purposes and of its delay, heartbreaking and humorous, The intimate detail of the trans-Atlantic hop is reproduced largely from the log-book in which Miss Earhart wrote as the Friendship winged its way from the new to the old world - itself a dramatic document." (text from dust jacket flaps)
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition of this work with signed inscription by Amelia Earhart. Inscription in ink on blank preliminary page reads "To General New / who know so / many stories / herewith / my only one. / Amelia Earhart."

Antique volume is bound in maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. This work is illustrated with 61 b&w illustrations.

Dust jacket displays light shelfwear. Jacket is preserved in mylar.

Letter, dated January 16, 1929, on Hearst's International Cosmopolitan stationery, is addressed to Postmaster General Harry S. New, in response to his letter of January 17, 1929. It reads "Dear Mr. New / It was a great pleasure for me to meet you. / At the Progressive Dinner on the way to / Florida you were a kind host I am / particularly impressed with your inexhaust- /ible supply of stories. So much so, that I / have inscribed one of my books to you and / mentioned this admiration. I hope that you / and your "Willie" had a pleasant trip from / the "balmy" clime of Miami.

Sincerely yours, Amelia Earhart"

Earhart was "aviation editor" at Cosmopolitan.

New's typed letter is stapled to that of Earhart. Both are folded in half, the reply has some chipping and edge-wear.

Henry Stewart New (1858-1937) was an American politician and journalist. He served as a U.S. senator from 1916 to 1922, after which he was appointed Postmaster General in 1923.

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Lot 2325

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Aunt Liza's Hero and Other Stories" (L. C. Page & Company, Publishers, 1909, in dust jacket) by Annie Fellows Johnston, and "Hill Wind: Letters and Poems of Charles Kittredge Abbe" (Association Press, 1936, in dust jacket) edited by George Abbe.

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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 2326

$40

Book Details: There are fifteen volumes in this collection of Beatrix Potter books, and none of them are in English. Stories about Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddleduck, Jeremy Fisher, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and their other friends appear in French, German, Welsh, Swedish, and Latin. Happily, the delightful pictures are the same in every language. All but two of the books come with their original dust jackets.

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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 2327

$30

Title: The Kitchen and the Cotton Patch
Author: Patsie McRee
Publisher: Cullom & Ghertner Co.
City: Atlanta
Year: 1948
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 102 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: " In writing this lettle book of poems I have tried to portray something of the charm, pathos and humor of the Old Southern Negroes as I knew them fifty years ago.

The Negroes on my father's farm were share croppers, but not as most people think of them today. My father saw that they were provided with good shelter, ample food and medical attention. In fact, our interest in their welfare was inseparable from own own lives materially and spiritually.

I hope the reader will catch a fleeting conception of some of the lovable and humourous characteristics of the Southern Negroes who accepted their lot in life with simplicity and devotion." (Author's foreword)
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in green cloth with stamped yellow lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial designs appear on front cover. Small stain appears at top edge of rear flyleaf. Book is otherwise in excellent condition.

Dust jacket shows tears, with loss of lower half of spine panel and portions along top and lower edge of front panel. Jacket is preserved in paper-backed mylar.

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Lot 2328

$30

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian books will be of interest to genealogists; and the inclusion of directories of English nobility may also appeal to truly devoted fans of "Downtown Abbey." "Foster's Peerage" dates from 1881; this edition of "Burke's Peerage" is from 1959.

Also included are genealogies of the Symington, Ninde, and Siegling families.

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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 2329

$10

Title: The Luck of the Laird
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: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 327 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: A young man, sent on a mission to procure a thoroughbred collie in Scotland, encounters dangers and intrigues set up by a ruthless competitor.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped lettering to spine and front cover. Ex-library book shows moderate external wear, with uneven fading to covers. Binding is firm. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown and number is written in ink at top margin of first page of text. Word discard in small print is stamped on rear pastedown, with traces of removal of card pocket also visible. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 2330

$110

Title: The Fortunes of Colonel Torlogh O'Brien; A Tale of the Wars of King James
Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu - Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu was an Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels. He was the leading ghost-story writer of the nineteenth century and was central to the development of the genre in the Victorian era. Three of his best known works are Uncle Silas, Carmilla and The House by the Churchyard.
Publisher: Carey & Hart
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1848
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 192 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume lacks wrappers. Text block is intact, ending at final page. Verso of frontispiece and final page show light soiling and spotting. Last page has small closed tear, without loss of text, and taping along edges. Heavier foxing can be seen at ends of volume, otherwise pages are clean and bright, with occasional marginal spotting. This work is illustrated with plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 2331

$60

Book Details: There are ten volumes in this collection of antique juvenile series books, five of them by Horatio Alger and give by his imitator, Oliver Optic. All are decorative, with inspiring plots, summarized by uplifting titles.

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