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Lot 2182

$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 XXVII, containing material from April 1 to June 24,1884. Volume contains alphabetical lists of patentees, inventions, designs, trade-marks and labels. Volume is profusely illustrated with in-text drawings.

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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. Front hinge is cracked. Initial signature is detached. Antique institutional bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 2183

$15

Title: Dalardia; or, the Days of King Milcho
Author: William Collins
Publisher: P. J. Kenedy
City: New York
Year: 1882
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 209 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and with elaborate pictorial designs stamped in black to front cover. "An Irish Historical Story" appears stamped on gilt background in upper right corner of front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with mild soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Antique bookplate of the Utica Catholic Academy Library appears on front pastedown, with no other institutional markings or attachments. Age-toned pages very occasionally display light smudging. Work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author. Frontispiece and tissue guard exhibit foxing.

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Lot 2184

$60

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 1803 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 fold-out facsimile of an original letter of Henry IV of France, an Indian deity, 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. It should be noted that the volume containing 1805 issues exhibits more substantial wear, with rubbing to covers, cracking and chipping to spine., with minor loss at ends. Edges of text block of this latter volume are not marbled.

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Lot 2185

$90

Title: A History of California and an Extended History of Los Angeles and Environs
Author: J. M. Guinn
Publisher: Historic Record Company
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1915
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: "The subject matter is presented by topic and much of it in monographic form. I have deemed it better to treat fully important topics even if by so doing some minor events be excluded. The plan of the work includes first, a general history of California from its discovery by Cabrillo in the year 1542 and second, the history of Los Angeles and its Environs down to the year 1915. In gathering material for this work I have examined the collections in a number of libraries public and private, have consulted state, country and city archives and have scanned thousands of pages of newspapers and magazines." (from author's preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather over red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative design to spines. Ex-library books show taping to spines and edgewear. Volumes display customary library markings and attachments. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded portraits and photographic plates. Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 2186

$35

Book Details: This group of antiquarian and vintage world history includes several decorative sets, including two volumes of the letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and a two-volume biography of the first prime minister of Italy, Count Cavour (Camillo Benso). Other works include James Boswell's classic "A Tour of the Hebrides," and a biography of two modern heroes, Sonja and Dr. Albert Haas, who fought the Nazis in the French Underground and, after they were caught, provided medical care in and managed to survive the death camps. Also included are eleven volumes of the World Peace Foundation's works on the League of Nations (from the 1920s), and more contemporary works on China, Berlin, and the diplomacy of John Foster Dulles.

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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 2187

$35

Book Details: This large group of collectible, antiquarian philosophy and social commentary exhibits a definite interest in utopian communities, both in theory and in historical practice. Descriptions of the Amana, Hutterite, and other societies are included. Other books explore theories of economics, education, and the political organization of societies. One book is titled, "A History of Orgies."

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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 2188

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the First World War shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Friends of France: The Field Service of the American Ambulance Described by Its Members" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916), "The Story of the 91st Division" (91st Division Publication Committee, 1919, ex-library, minor loss to title page, with gift inscription by Major Henry Clay Jewett and well-preserved fold-out maps), and "Lettres de mon soldat, 1915-1916" (Oeuvre "Mon Soldat 1915," 1916)

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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 2189

$110

Book Details: There are four antique automobile travel guides in this lot: a 1937 AAA service station directory, a 1940 Northeastern Tour Book also from AAA, with a large folding road map in a pocket; a 1924 guide to the Lincoln Highway, and a 1946 official guide to Quebec.

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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 2190

$40

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian Massachusetts history includes volumes on the histories of the town of Winchester and the Harvard church in Charlestown. The bulk of the lot is made up of reports on the condition and whereabouts of public records in the many towns and counties of Massachusetts. Brief information on the nature of the records, e.g., itemizing births and deaths, is also included. These reports span the years 1890 through 1930.

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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 2191

$80

Details: There are four antique fashion catalogs in this group, which includes the Fall-Winter 1914-15 Sears, Roebuck catalog. Also included is the Pictorial Review of Crocheting and Knitting, Fall 1915 Styles from the John M. Smith Merchandise Company, also of Chicago, and Spring and Summer 1915 fashions from Bellas Hess & Co. of New York City.

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Condition / Notes: These catalogs are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Please note that the covers of the knitting and crocheting catalog are detached.

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Lot 2192

$60

Title: The Maltese Cat: A Polo Game of the 'Nineties
Author: Rudyard Kipling - Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), "Just So Stories" (1902) (1894), "Kim" (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If-" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age and the resulting contrasting views about him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell called him a "prophet of British imperialism." Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "He [Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1936
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 91 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "The Maltese Cat is one of the most famous of all stories about horses. This is a special edition with four plates in full color, and many black and white illustrations, by the famous painter of horses, Lionel Edwards, R. I. For Kipling readers and collectors, for sportsmen and all men and women interested in horses, this will be the ideal gift-book of the season.
This classic and exciting story concerns an epic polo match between the Skidars, the team composed of poor but hard-playing infantry officers, and the fabulous Arch-angels, who had half-a-dozen ponies apiece. The Maltese Cat was one of the Skidar's ponies."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in reddish orange cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and blind-stamped pictorial design depicting polo game to front cover. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is firm. Darkening is visible at hinges. Minor penciling can be seen at top of front flyleaf and rear pastedown. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. This work contains bright color illustrations by Lionel Edwards.

Price-clipped dust jacket is well preserved, displaying only light foxing to rear panel. Slipcase exhibits mild soiling and taping to bottom panel.

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Lot 2193

$30

Book Details: This large collection of "Science & Society: An Independent Journal of Marxism" (New York: Science and Society, Incorporated; Guilford Press), covers 45 years of its publication, from 1945-1990. There are 112 octavo volumes in the lot: 110 issues of the journal, plus two indexes -- one in paperback (1936-19061) and one in hardcover (1962-1987).

"Science & Society," published quarterly since 1936, is the longest continuously published journal of Marxist scholarship in the world. It publishes original studies and articles on political economy; social and political theory; history, labor, ethnic and women's studies; aesthetics, literature and the arts, and more. Notable contributors include Herbert Aptheker, M. F. Ashley Montagu, W. E. B. Du Bois, Philip S. Foner, Irving Louis Horowitz, Corliss Lamont, Robert K. Merton, and William Appleman Williams, among many others.

These journals are from the library of Dale Riepe, and have his signature in a few volumes. Professor Dale Maurice Riepe (1918-2006) was a major American philosopher and scholar. Riepe held the post of Professor of Philosophy at the University of Buffalo from 1963-1986, and taught at many other schools. A prolific author, he published over seventy articles and several books over the course of his career. The issues in this set include four reviews Riepe contributed to the journal, as well as a review of one of Riepe's own books, "The Philosophy of India and Its Impact on American Thought."

Included are vol. 9, no.2; vol. 11, nos. 3&4; vol. 12, nos. 1&4; vol. 13, nos. 3&4; vol. 14, nos. 1&4; vol. 15, nos. 1, 2, 4; vols. 16&17, nos. 1-4; vol. 18, nos. 1, 2, 4; vol. 19, nos. 1-3; vol. 20, nos. 1,2,4; vols. 21-25, nos. 1-4; vol. 26, nos. 1-4 (two copies of #2); vols. 28-29, nos. 1-4; vol. 30, nos. 2-4; vols. 32-33, nos. 1-4; vol. 34, 2-4; vol. 35, nos. 1,3,4; vol. 36, 1-4; vol. 37, nos. 1,3,4; vol. 38, nos. 1&3; vol. 39, no. 1; vol. 40, no. 2; vol. 41, no. 2; vol. 43, no. 4; vol. 44, nos. 3&4; vol. 50, nos. 1-3; vol. 51, no. 1; vol. 52, nos. 2&3; vol. 54, no. 1. These are the original printed wraps.




Condition / Notes: Some rubbing and light soiling to most volumes, occasional annotations and underlining to a few volumes. Overall a very good set, with an interesting association.

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Lot 2194

$50

Title: The Hustler's Handbook
Author: Bill Veeck - William Louis "Bill" Veeck, Jr., also known as "Sport Shirt Bill", was a native of Chicago, Illinois, and a franchise owner and promoter in Major League Baseball. Veeck was at various times the owner of the Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox. As owner and team president of the Indians in 1947, Veeck signed Larry Doby and thus successfully integrated the American League. Veeck was the last owner to purchase a baseball franchise without an independent fortune, and is responsible for many innovations and contributions to baseball. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 344 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Bill Veeck, hustler par excellence, has a seemingly bottomless well of stories and anecdotes, theories and attitudes, and he is never afraid to speak his mind. "The Hustler's Handbook" is a rich, hilarious, flagrantly outspoken lesson on how to operate as a hustler in the corporate jungle of modern baseball..." (from dust jacket blurb)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Signature appears at bottom of blank preliminary page.

Volume is bound in black cloth with red lettering to spine and facsimile of author's signature to front cover. Several small white markings appear at fore edge of front cover. Book otherwise displays only light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's signature can be seen at top of front flyleaf. Interior is otherwise clean and bright.

Intact dust jacket shows shelfwear, with occasional small tears at edges. Jacket is preserved in mylar cover.

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Lot 2195

$20

Title: Reality versus Romance in South Central Africa. An Account of a Journey across the Continent from Benguella on the West, through Bihe, Ganguella, Barotse, the Kalihari Desert, Mashonaland, Manica, Gorongoza, Nyasa, the Shire Highlands, to the Mouth of the Zambesi on the East Coast
Author: James Johnston
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
City: New York
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 353 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: "The author of this narrative of African exploration has been governed by two considerations only in his work: first, the obtaining of absolutely correct information concerning that portion of the "Dark Continent" which was the field of his investigation; second, the presentation of that knowledge in these pages with rigid adherence to the truth. In every instance where disputed questions, whether commercial, political, or religious, are touched upon, he has endeavored to verify his statements by quoting from the writings or sayings of men well known to the reading world. Entirely independent of all denominational, political, or party influences, with no interests to conciliate or ends to serve beyond the acquisition of indubitable facts that would be of value to the world, he has naturally reached results in some regards conflicting with representations made by certain preceding travelers, who have either been less painstaking in the attainment of precise knowledge or - for various reasons - more unable or disinclined to make known, with accuracy, what they had learned. It is not his province or desire to criticise either the methods or motives of others, but he is morally convinced that where the results of his observations differ from the conclusions at which they have arrived, he is right."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped black lettering to front cover. Pictorial designs appear on spine and front cover. Ex-library book shows external wear, with tearing to spine edges and at head of spine. Small white label with call number can be seen at foot of spine. Hinges have been reinforced. Name of library has been stamped on edges of text block and at top of title page. Card pocket and bar code appear on rear pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of author and full-page photogravure illustrations from photographs by the author. Intact color map at rear of volume, measuring approximately 26" x 18.5" when folded out, has tear measuring approximately 5.5" at mid-section of left side (only marginally affecting content).

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Lot 2196

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on missionary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Memorial Volume of the First Fifty Years of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions" (American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1861, with detaching front board), "American Missionary Memorial Including Biographical and Historical Sketches" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1853) edited by H. W. Pierson, and "Heaven Below" (Prentice Hall, Inc., 1944) inscribed and signed by author E. H. Clayton.

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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 2197

$60

Details: This large lot of vintage and antique collectible estate ephemera is rich and varied, filled with uncommon and unusual things -- such as a 1967 postcard from East Germany (the DDR), possibly written in Esperanto. Other interesting items include three fine-quality prints of Albrecht Durer etchings, including "St. Jerome in His Study;" an 1892 catalog of the mammals in the American Museum of Natural History; publications from the 1893 Columbian Exhibition and the 1940 New York World's Fair; a 1917 instruction book for the ukelele; a 1942 catalog of radio equipment; a 1915 Sears, Roebuck bargain catalog; a 1917 directory of Phi Kappa Alpha fraternity alumni from Syracuse University; a Schweppes coaster of Wedgwood china; a collection of 1950s vintage postcards of airliners; two Maureen O'Hara fan club magazines, complete with photos; rare booklets of Tennessee and Bohemian folk songs; a 1921 postcard folder from Westfield, NJ; a 1944 employee award for war-time production; and a booklet commemorating a town that no longer exists because of a century-old, still-burning underground col mine fire: Centralia, PA (signed by the mayor).

Also included are children's books, including Little Golden Books, and book on Robert Ingersoll by Elbert Hubbard of the Roycroft workshop.

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Condition / Notes: 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 2198

$120

Title: The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade, Ancient and Modern. The Forms of Slavery That Prevailed in Ancient Nations, Particularly in Greece and Rome. The African Slave Trade and the Political History of Slavery in the United States
Author: uncredited author
Editor: W. G. Blake
Publisher: H. Miller
City: Columbus, Ohio
Year: 1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 866 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is backed in blind-stamped black cloth covers with gilt-lettered leather spine. Book shows external wear, with cracking at top of rear edge of spine and mild rubbing to spine cover. Front board is detached, otherwise binding is sound. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Pages display scattered foxing. Illustrated with plates.

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Lot 2199

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the antique W. S. Tyler Company catalog shown in the corresponding image(s). This is catalog number 35, published in 1913, with the following statement appearing on title page under company name "Manufacturers of Ton-Cap Screens Made from Iron, Steel, Brass, Copper, and Phosphor Bronze for All Uses; Also Makers of Tyler Double Crimped Cloth and Mining Screens." This catalogue of the Cleveland-based company contains images of a variety of screens, as well as lists of standard numbers and measurements.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with pictorial design to front cover. Stamped black lettering appears at top of the same. Spine cover is separated into two parts and detached at front edge. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners. Binding is sound. Small stain appears at top of inner margins. Pages are otherwise clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with color drawings, b&w photos, and samples of screens.

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Lot 2200

$55

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 year 1802. Texts are in double column. Title pages are illustrated. These volumes contain numerous engraved plates, including one of "Uniform Dresses of the Calcutta Militia Cavalry Commanded by Major Willm. Farquharson" and "Ruins of Hardington/Phoenix Tower & City Wall, Chester."

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 green cloth with gilt-stamped spine labels. Books show mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Bindings are firm. Pages display very occasional light foxing.

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Lot 2201

$70

Title: Alfijjah Carmen Didacticum Grammaticum Auctore Ibn Malik et In Alfijjam Commentarius Quem Conscripsit Ibn 'Akl. Ex Libris Impressis Orientalibus et Manu Scriptis Edidit Fr. Dieterici
Author: Muhammad Ibn-Abdallah Ibn-Malik - Ibn M?lik, Abu ?Abd Allah Djamal Al-Din Muhammad was an Arab grammarian born in Jaen, Spain. After leaving Spain for the Near East, he became a Shafi?, and taught Arabic language and literature in Aleppo and Hamat, before eventually settled in Damascus, where he began the most productive period of his life. He was a senior master at the Adiliyya Madrasa. His reputation in Arabic literature was cemented by his "al-Khulasa al-alfiyya" (known also as simply "Alfiya"), a versification of Arabic grammar, for which at least 43 commentaries have been written.
Editor: Friedrich Dieterici - Friedrich Heinrich Dieterici was a German orientalist and historian.

He studied at the universities of Halle and Berlin, traveled extensively in the East, and in 1856 was appointed professor of Semitic literature in the University of Berlin. He won particular distinction by his researches in the Arabic language and literature. The long list of his published works include: "Alfiyyah Carmen Grammaticum Auctore Ibn Malik cum Commentario Ibn Akil" (1851); "Mutanabii Carmina cum Commentario Wahidii" (1858); "Die Philosophie der Araber im neunten und zehnten Jahrhundert nach Christus" (1876); and "Die Abhandlungen der Ichwan Es-Safa in Auswahl" (1883-1886).
Publisher: Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann
City: Leipzig
Year: 1851
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 7.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: The volume shows advanced external age/wear with crude tape covering on spine and loss to rear board. Binding is shaken. The text block is complete with some separations. Pages display scattered foxing.

Text and page numeration are in Arabic.

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Lot 2202

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the antique newspaper compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection of elephant folios contains issues of the Shipping and Commercial List for 1859, 1872, 1877, 1881. These newspapers contain a wealth of information relating to the New York market, commodities exchange, foreign and domestic sea trade and travel in the mid-nineteenth century, offering detailed lists and a great number of illustrated commercial advertisements.

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Condition / Notes: Newspaper issues are bound and unbound, with some preserved in quarter-leather with marbled boards and others in paper portfolios. Covers and initial/final pages of text blocks may show soiling. Interiors are largely clean and without markings. Small (closed) tears, creasing or tape repair may occasionally appear.

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Lot 2203

$15

Book Details: This group of handsome, leather-bound antiquarian poetry includes a beautiful decorative volume by Robert Browning, the humorous "Fables for the Frivolous (with Apologies to La Fontaine)" by Guy Wetmore Carryl, a signed book of poems by Wilbur Nesbit, and three charming pocket-sized volumes, one an anthology of British poets.

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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 2204

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volume 5 of "Proceedings of the Rabbinical Assembly of America" (The Rabbinical Assembly of America, 1939) and Solomon Berger's "The Jewish Commonwealth of Zborow" (Regsol Publishing Co., 1967, in dust jacket).

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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 2205

$150

Book Details: The theme of this antiquarian collection is the history of fraternal orders, including the Masons, the Patrons of Husbandry (the Grange), the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, and the Phelons. Three of the books are Masonic, including a clasped pocket volume in code. The Odd Fellows report was compiled for their convention at the 1939 World's Fair in 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 2206

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique horse racing periodicals shown in the corresponding image(s). These are volumes 26 to 30 of Wallace's Year-Book of Trotting and Pacing, published by the American Trotting Register Association, covering the years from 1910 to 1914. They contain full summaries of all the performances of the year and offering a comprehensive series of tables.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine. Ex-library books show light external wear. Remnants of small paper labels appear on spine. Bindings are sound. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Title page is stamped and displays annotations. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.


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Lot 2207

$70

Book Details: This collection of colorful, antique children's picture books features an adaptation of two Wizard of Oz books for younger children, yet with illustrations by L. Frank Baum's collaborator, the artist John R. Neill. Six traditional stories complete the lot, all on heavy canvas-like paper. They are "Little Black Sambo," "Three Blind Mice," "The Three Kittens," "The Little Red Hen," "The Gingerbread Boy," and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

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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 2208

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively-bound antique juvenile books shown in the corresponding image(s). These works are all written by G. A. Henty. Among the titles in this collection are "In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce" (Hurst & Company, Publishers, n.d.) and "Orange and Green: A Tale of the Boyne and Limerick" (M. A. Donohue & Co., n.d.).

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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 2209

$45

Title: The Seven Wonders of the New World
Author: J. K. Peck
Publisher: Phillips & Hunt
City: New York
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 320 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: Contains chapters on Niagara Falls, Yellowstone Park, the Mammoth Cave, the Canyons and Garde of the Gods in Colorado, the giant trees of California, the Natural Bridge in Virginia, and Yosemite Valley.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Stamped pictorial designs representing branches and leaves extend over spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with white spot to the left of mid-section of front cover and faint staining to covers. Binding is firm. Pages exhibit sporadic foxing and marginal smudging. Small red stain appears along bottom rim of pages 284 to 287. All called-for plates are present.

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Lot 2210

$70

Title: Yale University Illustrated
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Joseph Oudinot More, Orrin Melville Clark
Publisher: The O. A. Dorman Company
City: New Haven
Year: circa 1897
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce late nineteenth-century picture album with 66 photographic plates offering views of Yale University.

Antique oblong volume is bound in blue cloth with the word "Yale" stamped in gilt on front cover. Book shows external wear, with loss of material along upper edge of rear cover and darkening to spine and edges. Binding is cracked at final page. Spotting appears along hinges. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 2211

$55

Title: The Text-Book of the Washington Benevolent Society: Containing a Biography and Character of George Washington, His Farewell Address to the People of the United States, and the Federal Constitution, with the Amendments
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: George Hough
City: Concord, New Hampshire
Year: 1812
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 106 pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.5"
Book Details: "The Washington Benevolent Societies (the "WBS") were grass-roots political clubs set up 1808-1816 by the Federalist Party in the U.S. to electioneer for votes. As shown on the membership certificates printed within copies of "Washington's Farewell Address" that were issued to members, the first of these societies was "instituted in the City of New York, on the 12th day of July, 1808." The President of that first WBS was Isaac Sebring [perhaps the Federalist merchant described in "The Old Merchants of New York City]. and Secretary was G. C. Verplanck (perhaps Guilan Crommelin Verplanck, Sr.). Societies were also formed in Rhode Island in 1810, as the threat of warfare loomed. Citing a July 6, 1812 edition of the "Federalist" newspaper in New Jersey, it has been reported that: "Coinciding with the first state peace convention, the initial public appearance of the Washington Benevolent Society in New Jersey occurred in Trenton on July 4, 1812."
The WBS helped pioneer electioneering techniques in a democracy. "The promise of participation in the parade and receipt of the badge of the Society had been used as part of the Trenton Society's membership drive, for the Federalists were interested in gaining as many members as possible." Ribbon badges with George Washington's portrait and the words "Pro Patria" ("For Country") printed on silk or vellum were issued to members of the Societies. "Silk ribbons bearing Washington's portrait issued by the society are among the earliest mass-produced partisan objects in American political history."
Into the Age of Jackson, an oration on Washington's birthday, February 22, was commonly delivered before the Washington Benevolent Societies in various states, and sometimes it would be printed. " (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with leather spine. Stamped gilt lettering and ruling can be seen on spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and edgewear. Binding is firm. Previous owners' names appear in ink of front flyleaf. Blank pages at front and rear of volume display water markings. Age-toned pages exhibit foxing.

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