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Lot 2152

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of the First World War shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are two-volume edition of "The First World War, 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of Lieut. Col. C. a Court Repington" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921), "After the War...A Diary" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1922) by Charles a Court Repington, and "Education by Violence: Essays on the War and the Future" (The Macmillan Company, 1919, ex-library) by Henry Seidel Canby

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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 2153

$100

Title: Origine de tous les cultes, ou religion universelle. Avec une notice biographique sur la vie et les ecrits de Dupuis
Author: Charles-Francois Dupuis - ChCharles François Dupuis was a French savant, a professor (from 1766) of rhetoric at the Collège de Lisieux, Paris, who studied for the law in his spare time and was received as avocat in 1770. He also ventured into the field of mathematics.

Dupuis was born in Trie-Chateau (in present-day Oise), the son of a schoolmaster.
His precocious talents were recognized by the duc de La Rochefoucauld who sent him to the College d'Harcourt. In 1778, he invented a telegraph with which he was able to correspond with his friend Fortin de Bagneux, and must be considered among the first inventors of the telegraph that was perfected by Claude Chappe.
Dupuis devoted himself to the study of astronomy (his tutor was Lalande) in connection with mythology, the result of which was his magnum opus: "Origine de tous les Cultes, ou la Religion Universelle." It appeared in 1795 in quarto or octavo format, profusely illustrated (in 12 volumes); an abridgement (1798) spread his system more widely among the reading public. In "Origine" he advocated the unity of the astronomical and religious myths of all nations, an aspect of the Enlightenment's confidence in the universality of human nature. In his "Memoire explicatif du Zodiaque, chronologique et mythologique" (1806) he similarly maintains a common origin for the astronomical and religious opinions of the Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese, Persians, and Arabians. He contributed to the Journal des savants a memoire on the origin of the constellations and on the explication of myth through astronomy, which was published as a separate fascicle in 1781. He came to the attention of Frederick the Great, who appointed him secretary but died before Dupuis could take up duties in Berlin.
Teaching Latin eloquence at the Collège de France, he was elected to the Academie des inscriptions et belles-lettres.
After the start of the Revolution, Dupuis fled Paris, appalled by the massacres of September 1792, only to return when he discovered he had been elected to the National Convention, where he sat on the Council of Five Hundred, and was President of the Legislative Body after the coup d'etat of 18 Brumaire. He left political life in 1802. In April 1806 he received the Legion of Honor. (biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia), Pierre-Rene Auguis
Publisher: Librairie Historique d'Emile Babeuf
City: Paris
Year: 1822
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 7 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped pebbled dark brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Ex-library books show moderate external wear. Volumes have the customary library markings and attachments. Bindings are firm. Ends of text block display spotting. Interiors exhibit varying degrees of foxing. Sixth volume has moisture markings to rear cover and staining to fore edge and pages.

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Lot 2154

$40

Title: Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp, 1882-1892 from the Original Manuscripts of Father Joseph Ohrwalder, Late Priest of the Austrian Mission Station at Delen, In Kordofan
Author:
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Company
City: London
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/460 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in tan cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design representing indigenous figure appears on spine and on front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine. Covers display light soiling. Hinges are cracked. Foxing appears on blank pages at front and rear of volume. Cracking is also visible at tile page. Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains full-page and numerous textual illustrations. Three well-preserved fold-out maps appear at rear of volume.

Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2155

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are

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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 2156

$25

Title: Zoology of New-York, or, the New-York fauna. / Part I, Mammalia
Author: James E. De Kay
Publisher: W. & A. White & J. Visscher
City: Albany
Year: 1842
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 188/146 pages plus plates
Width: 10" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial design to front cover. Ex-library book shows repair and taping to spine. Edges of boards display wear and minor loss of material. Binding is firm. Library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Plates exhibit occasional foxing. All 33 plates of mammals are present plus 2 plates of Croton aqueduct.

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Lot 2157

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique children's literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Sanford Tousey's "Stagecoach Sam" (Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1940), "The Century Book of the American Revolution: The Story of the Pilgrimage of a Party of Young People to the Battlefields of the American Revolution" (The Century Co., 1897) by Elbridge S. Brooks, and the "Easy Painting Book" McLoughlin Bros., 1901, in stiff wrappers), with child's coloring to images.

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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 2158

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique technology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the second volume of "Modern Machine-Shop Practice" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918, with detached front board and lacking spine cover) by Joshua Rose, a first edition of "Mechanisms and Mechanical Movements" (The Industrial Press, 1918) by Franklin D. Jones, and "Simplified Fire Department Hydraulics" (Case-Shepperd-Mann Publishing Corp., 1928) by Fred. Shepperd.

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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 2159

$110

Title: The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui: A Manual of Arabian Erotology (XVI. Century)
Author: uncredited author
Translor: Richard Burton - Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages.

Burton's best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of "One Thousand and One Nights" (also commonly called "The Arabian Nights" in English after Andrew Lang's abridgement), bringing the "Kama Sutra" to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behaviour, travel, falconry, fencing, sexual practices and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information.

He was a captain in the army of the East India Company serving in India (and later, briefly, in the Crimean War). Following this he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and led an expedition guided by the locals and was the first European to see Lake Tanganyika. In later life he served as British consul in Fernando Po, Santos, Damascus and, finally, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood (KCMG) in 1886.
Publisher: Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares
City: London
Year: 1886
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/236 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Praised by Burton as springing 'from the pen of a man of great erudition, who had a better knowledge in general of literature and medicine than is commonly found with Arabs'. He places the original date of the work in the early sixth century. It was first translated into French in 1850, and subsequently revised and corrected for reissue based on fuller knowledge of Algeria - Burton's translation is derived from the latter, and is the first appearance of the work in English. It is notable for its extensive footnotes, some of which quote similar passages from Rabelais. The content of the work is extensive, drawing from several other historical Arabian and Indian sources.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce revised and corrected translation by Richard Burton intended for private circulation only.

Antique volume is bound in three-quarter blue cloth over colorfully illustrated paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial to cloth of front cover. Book shows significant external wear, with markings and loss of material to covers. Binding is sound. Endpapers have same color designs as covers. Pages display occasional foxing.

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Lot 2160

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique compilations of The Gentleman's Magazine: and Historical Chronicle shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain the issues of this periodical corresponding to the years 1801 and 1805 (Second Part, July to December). Texts are in double column. Title pages are illustrated. These volumes contain numerous engraved plates, including images of exteriors and interiors of English churches, a portrait of the Duchess of Suffolk, and Birmingham Church medals.

The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London, England, by Edward Cave in January 1731. It ran uninterrupted for almost 200 years, until 1922. It was the first to use the term "magazine" (from the French magazine, meaning "storehouse") for a periodical. Samuel Johnson's first regular employment as a writer was with The Gentleman's Magazine.

Cave's innovation was to create a monthly digest of news and commentary on any topic the educated public might be interested in, from commodity prices to Latin poetry. It carried original content from a stable of regular contributors, as well as extensive quotes and extracts from other periodicals and books. Cave, who edited The Gentleman's Magazine under the pen name "Sylvanus Urban", was the first to use the term "magazine" (meaning "storehouse") for a periodical. Contributions to the magazine frequently took the form of letters, addressed to "Mr. Urban". The iconic illustration of St John's Gate on the front of each issue (occasionally updated over the years) depicted Cave's home, in effect, the magazine's "office".

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Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners and gilt-lettered leather spines .Books show external wear, with edgewear and light soiling to covers. Bindings are firm. Antique bookplate appear on front pastedowns. Pages with marbled edges display very occasional light foxing.

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Lot 2161

$250

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Chicago public works reports shown in the corresponding image(s). These are volumes 35, 36, 43, 45 and 47 corresponding to the years 1910, 1911, 1918, 1920 and 1922. 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. Two most recent volumes are bound in original printed wrappers.

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Lot 2162

$30

Title: Pasquinade
Author: Earl Walker
Publisher: Futura Press
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1931
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work of fiction signed by author on front flyleaf. Inscription reads "Dick (illegible last name) / Very best regards / Earl Walker." This is one of 100 copies.

Antique volume is bound in black cloth with white lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design representing cockroach appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with woodcuts by Jassial Rostow that appear at the beginning of every chapter. Woodcuts have captioned tissue guards.

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Lot 2163

$20

Title: The Price of Prohibition
Author: Malvern Hall Tillitt
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
City: New York
Year: 1932
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/156 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "About ten years ago, the writer made an extended survey of economic, industrial, and social conditions under National Prohibition and, with knowledge of such conditions that had been obtained by him in previous surveys of large and representative areas serving as basis for comparison, he reached a highly favorable conclusion as to the effect of the Eighteenth Amendment as applied in the Volstead Act. For that was early in the Dry era, when the Law was comparatively effective and before bootleg had become rampant.
But, with the passing of time, knowledge of current conditions acquired in newspaper service and in subsequent surveys raised doubts as to the earlier conclusion. And those doubts prompted this latest investigation - with complete reversal of opinion as a result." (Author's foreword)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped black lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear, with faint spotting to spine. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and date of Sept. 1932 appear on front flyleaf. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 2164

$10

Book Details: This collection of upstate New York history includes volumes on the Roman Catholic Sisters of St. Joseph in Rochester; the development of the State University at Potsdam; Trinity Church in Utica; a memoir of a childhood in Malone; and an 1899 history of the Utica Trades and Labor Assembly. Two books on Cornell University are also included: the 1916-17 report of the NYS Veterinary College, and "Concerning Cornell," published on 50th anniversary of the school's first graduating class.

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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 2165

$45

Title: The Light in the Mill
Author: Helen Girvan
Publisher: Rinehart & Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1946
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 246 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this juvenile mystery. Author's signature appears on title page. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Dear (illegible name), If you / ride a few weeks / north from Santa Clara / House perhaps you will / find this mill. If you / didn't find it ride back / through Lime Rock. / Always afffectionately / Helen."

Volume is bound in green cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket displays small tear across head of spine, with minor loss of material at ends and chipping along edges. Minor loss is also visible at corners. Jacket is preserved in mylar cover.

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Lot 2166

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Tale of Benjamin Bunny by Beatrix Potter - Dated 1904 by Frederick Warne & Co.Antique volume is bound in brown paper-covered boards with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Color pastedown with depiction of title character appears on front cover. Book shows substantial wear to spine and some staining to rear and front covers. Binding is separating at several points. Pages display occasional light foxing. Color illustrations are generally clean and bright.
- The Farmer's Guide and Western Agriculturalist by uncredited author - Dated 1832 by Buckley, Deforest and Co. - First Edition - The following annotation appears printed under title:

"By Several Eminent Practical Farmers of the West. And Published under the Patronage of the Hamilton County Agricultural Society."

Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear. Hinges are cracked. Pencil markings are visible on front pastedown, title page and final blank page. Preliminary pages preceding title page have been excised. Pages are foxed. Illustrated with plate depicting "Improved DUrham Short Horn."
- The Traveller's Guide: Through the Middle and Northern States, and the Provinces of Canada by uncredited author - Dated 1834 by G. M. Davison and G. C. & H. Carvill - "The oppressive heat of summer in the southern sections of the United States, and the consequent exposure to illness, have long induced the wealthy part of the population to seek, at that season of the year, the more salubrious climate of the north. But the recent gigantic internal improvements in the northern and middle states, and the development of new and highly interesting natural scenery, together with the increased facilities for travelling, have greatly augmented the number of tourists within a short period. The rail roads, canals, coal mines, the Springs, the Falls, the Lakes, the fortifications of Quebec, the sublime mountain scenery in New York and New England, with the various attractions presented in the large commercial cities, cannot fail of insuring to a traveller a rich compensation for the toils incident to a journey.
This work is designed as a pocket manual and guide to travellers visiting these places. Our limits forbid that we should indulge in elaborate descriptions or minute geographical and statistical details. We have therefore confined ourselves to subjects of more immediate interest to the tourist; directing him in his course, and pointing out, as he passes, objects which most deserve his notice and regard.
The Guide, it will be perceived, commences at Savannah, Georgia, though a rapid glance of the country merely is taken until reaching Washington City. The travelling from south to north being more generally by water than otherwise, a minute description of the country between Savannah and Washington would be uninteresting and unimportant to a great proportion of the readers of these pages. We therefore briefly notice some of the prominent cities and towns, and pass on to those sections embraced within what has been usually denominated the Fashionable or Northern Tour."

(text of Introduction)

Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with red leather spine and leather-tipped outside corners. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards. Binding is sound. Pages 121 to 124 display tear at fore edge, with some loss of text. Pages are foxed. Illustrated with plates.


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Lot 2167

$80

Details: The great home run slugger Hank Aaron is featured on this 1955 Topps baseball card, which has been graded by Beckett Grading Services as a 5.5, in Excellent + condition.

Please note that the photos of the card outside of its case were taken prior to grading. After grading, the case was sealed and has not been opened since.

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Condition / Notes: This baseball card is in Excellent Plus condition, in an unopened plastic case.

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Lot 2168

$10

Details: Three vintage western atmospheric and space-related prints comprise this lot, all of them signed by the artists. Two of them are by the photographer Josh Vaughan. One shows a spectacular lightning storm over Sedona, Arizona; and the other is time-lapse exposure in which the stars wheel dramatic circles over the silhouettes of saguaro cactus.

The large, matted limited-edition print by popular and prolific space artist Kim Poor is titled "View From a Distant Canyon." It shows the planet Saturn from its moon Dione. Poor's work can be found in textbooks, encyclopedias, planetarium shows, and scientific presentations; and has been commissioned by the National Air & Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

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Condition / Notes: The photograph of the lightning storm shows light wear along the bottom edge. The print of the stars and cactus is torn at the top. The astronomical print is in good condition, but the mat has two holes along the top edge.

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Lot 2169

$200

Title: Andreas Gursky
Author: Peter Galassi
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
City: New York
Year: 2001
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 196 pages
Width: 14" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: Catalogue of an exhibition held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 4-May 15, 2001.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in gray cloth with black lettering to spine and blind-stamped artist's name on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Numerous full- and double page color photos.

Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear.

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Lot 2170

$30

Title: The Science of Law and Lawmaking, Being an Introduction to Law, a General VIew of Its Forms and Substance, and a Discussion of the Question of Codification
Author: R. Floyd Clarke
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/478 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: "This book is an attempt to make clear to the average reader some of the truths of Law and Jurisprudence. The object is to introduce Laymen to a true conception of the system of law under which they live, a system whose rules constitute bonds restraining their activities, less palpable, yet no less effective, than the iron bars of the captive's cage. It is a curious fact that no work exists in which the general outline of legal systems are explained in popular terms so as to be intelligible to the ordinary mind not versed in the technicalities of the subject. And it is especially strange that no work exists which explains to such readers, and to the law student just beginning his course, the fundamental truths contained in the two forms of expression in which it is possible to embody a system of law. Yet a complete knowledge of these fundamental truths lies at the base of the correct decision of a question of great importance now agitating the legal world. And this question - the question of Codification - is one whose decision will rest more in the hands of laymen than in the hands of lawyers. These facts suggested to the writer the idea of a book which, in the first instance, should be an introduction to the study of the law; and, in the second instance, should use this introduction as a groundwork on which to build up an argument on codification intelligible to the lay mind." (Author's preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows wear along edges, with small tears along spine edges and small library label to mid-section of spine. Hinges are cracked. Front flyleaf and half title page are detached. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Name of library has been perforated onto title page. Remnant of slip and card pocket appear on rear endpaper. Pages 207 and 208 are detached. Table of contents exhibit marginalia and spotting. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.


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Lot 2171

$15

Title: Her Majesty the King: A Romance of the Harem. Done into the American from the Arabic
Author:
Publisher: R. H. Russell
City: New York
Year: 1902
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 149 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is contains color plates and b&w textual illustrations by Oliver Herford.

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Lot 2172

$15

Title: Modern Arms and Free Men: A Discussion of the Role of Science in Preserving Democracy
Author: Vannevar Bush - Vannevar Bush was an American engineer, inventor and science administrator, whose most important contribution was as head of the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) during World War II, through which almost all wartime military R&D was carried out, including initiation and early administration of the Manhattan Project. His office was considered one of the key factors in winning the war. He is also known in engineering for his work on analog computers, for founding Raytheon, and for the memex, an adjustable microfilm viewer with a structure analogous to that of the World Wide Web. (Courtesy of WIkipedia)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1949
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 273 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on preliminary page reads "To Ralph and Lillian (illegible last name) / who have always been for me / a bright light in an otherwise / sometimes dark world. / Vanevar Bush."

Volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering on black backgrounds visible on spine and front cover. Book shows moderate exteranl wear, with mild rubbing and uneven discoloration to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings newspaper photos of the author are pasted to both sides of front flyleaf. Advance copy card is laid in.

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Lot 2173

$35

Details: The great Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks is featured on this 1955 Topps baseball card, which has been graded by Beckett Grading Services as a 4.5, Very Good to Excellent.

Please note that the photos of the card outside of its case were taken prior to grading. After grading, the case was sealed and has not been opened since.

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Condition / Notes: This baseball card is in Very Good to Excellent condition, in an unopened plastic case.

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Lot 2174

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books relating to Cornell University shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains Cornell yearbooks for 1924, 1925 and 1942 (with booklets laid in), "Songs of Cornell" (Cornell Alumni Association, 1940), "Our Cornell" (The Cayuga Press, 1939), "Songs: Cornell Semi-Centennial Celebration" (Cornell University, 1919, in wrappers, shaken), and the program for the 73rd Commencement (1941), bound in leatherette.

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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 2175

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literary works for both children & adults shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Dorothy Vernon of Haddon Hall" (The Macmillan Company, 1902) by Charles Major, with illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy, and a first American edition of "The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley" (Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1853).

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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 2176

$300

Title: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth. Extracted Textually from the Gospels in Greek, Latin, French and English
Author: Thomas Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801-1809). At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779-1781). Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France.
Jefferson was the first United States Secretary of State (1790-1793) serving under President George Washington. With his close friend James Madison he organized the Democratic-Republican Party, and subsequently resigned from Washington's cabinet. Elected Vice President in 1796, when he came in second to John Adams of the Federalists, Jefferson opposed Adams and with Madison secretly wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which attempted to nullify the Alien and Sedition Acts.
Elected president in what Jefferson called the Revolution of 1800, he oversaw the purchase of the vast Louisiana Territory from France (1803), and sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) to explore the new west. His second term was beset with troubles at home, such as the failed treason trial of his former Vice President Aaron Burr. With escalating trouble with Britain who was challenging American neutrality and threatening shipping at sea, he tried economic warfare with his embargo laws which only damaged American trade. In 1803, President Jefferson initiated a process of Indian tribal removal and relocation to the Louisiana Territory west of the Mississippi River, in order to open lands for eventual American settlers.
A leader in the Enlightenment, Jefferson was a polymath who spoke five languages fluently and was deeply interested in science, invention, architecture, religion and philosophy, interests that led him to the founding of the University of Virginia after his presidency. He designed his own large mansion on a 5,000 acre plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia, which he named Monticello. While not a notable orator, Jefferson was a skilled writer and corresponded with many influential people in America and Europe throughout his adult life.
Jefferson owned hundreds of slaves, yet he was opposed to the ultimate continuation of the institution of slavery throughout his life and privately struggled with the dilemma of slavery and freedom and its compatibility with the ideals of the American Revolution. Historians are in disagreement with how much Jefferson was committed to the anti-slavery cause. After Martha Jefferson, his wife of eleven years, died in 1782, Jefferson remained a widower for the rest of his life; their marriage produced six children, of whom two survived to adulthood. According to many historians, Jefferson had a relationship with his slave Sally Hemings after his wife's death and fathered at least one and likely all of her six children, four of whom survived to adulthood, while various historians note that some evidence can also support other possible fathers. In 1807, President Jefferson signed into law a bill that banned the importation of slaves into the United States. Though Jefferson has been criticized by many modern day scholars over the issue of slavery he remains rated as one of the greatest U.S. presidents.
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 18 pages plus 84 leaves of plate
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this facsimile of the Jefferson Bible. This book bears an inscription signed by James Brown Scott, an American authority on international law. Inscription is dated 1906. This book contains an introduction by Cyrus Adler, Librarian of the Smithsonian Institution.

Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Boards are detached. Spine cover displays heavy rubbing, with minor loss at ends of spine. Front flyleaf is detached. Text block is intact. Above-mentioned inscription appears at top of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains two well-preserved fold-out maps on blue paper.

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Lot 2177

$2600

Title: Untitled
Artist: Childe Hassam
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Features: Signature
Print Year: Unknown
Width: 39.0" Height: 33.0"
Art Notes: This draft or study, with some indication of being a work in progress, offers a view of what are presumably the pyramids of Giza from a scene of water and palm trees in the foreground. The faint outline of additional pyramid appears in pencil on the left-hand side of the painting. Although a most uncommon topic for Hassam, the treatment of the water in the foreground bears resemblance to such representations in other of his works.
Condition: This painting shows rubbing with perforation at mid-section measuring approximately .5" x 2". Small stains are visible at top edge as well as along left edge. Name of artist appears in lower right corner. Large gilt wooden frame displays chipping and wear at edges.

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Lot 2178

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literary works in decorative binding shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are 10 volumes of Shakespeare's works in a small-format edition published by Henry Altemus Company (undated edition, circa 1900) and the Kaaterskill edition of "Life and Works of Washington Iriving" (Pollard & Moss, Publishers, 1889), with tissue-guarded frontispiece plate.

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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 2179

$50

Title: Find the Feathered Serpent
Author: Evan Hunter - Evan Hunter was a prolific American author and screenwriter. Though he was a successful and well-known writer using the Evan Hunter name, he was perhaps even better known as Ed McBain, a name he used for most of his crime fiction beginning in 1956.
Publisher: The John C. Winston Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 207 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of the author's debut novel.

Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped black lettering to spine. Pages display age toning. Book is otherwise in excellent condition. Illustrated endpapers were designed by Alex Schomburg. Price-clipped dust jacket designed by Henry Enoch Sharp is intact.

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Lot 2180

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique on Irish poetry and literature books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of James Liddy's "In a Blue Smoke" (Dufour Editions, 1964, in dust jacket), Thomas Davis' "National and Other Poems" (M. H. Gill & Son, Ltd., n.d.), and "Moore's Irish Melodies: Lalla Rookh, National Airs, Legendary Ballads, Songs, &c." (William Mackenzie, n.d, in leather binding, front board detached).

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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 2181

$60

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

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