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Lot 1172

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of first editions by John Drinkwater in exceptional condition:

- Poems 1908-1919 by John Drinkwater - Dated 1919 by Houghton Mifflin
- Loyalties by John Drinkwater - Dated 1919 by Sidgwick & Jackson - Extra spine label intact in rear of book
- Abraham Lincoln by John Drinkwater - Dated 1919 by Houghton Mifflin - Includes two copies of the original dustjacket
- Robert E. Lee by John Drinkwater - Dated 1923 by Sidgwick & Jackson - In original dustjacket
- Preludes 1921-1922 by John Drinkwater - Dated 1922 by Sidgwick & Jackson - In original dustjacket with extra spine label intact in rear of book.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in exceptional condition with little age/wear indications.
Lot 1175

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage poetry titles:

- The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes - Dated 1945 by Alfred A Knopf - In dustjacket. Former owner's signature.
- Counter-Attack and Other Poems by Siegfried Sassoon - Dated 1918 by E. P. Dutton & Company - In dustjacket. Title handwritten on spine of jacket by former owner.
- Roads by Grace Fallow Norton - Dated 1916 by Houghton Mifflin Company - In dustjacket. Jacket shows wear.
- Songs of the Dead End by Patrick MacGill - Dated 1912 by Mitchell Kennerley
- The Thresher's Wife by Harry Kemp - Dated 1914 by Albert and Charles Boni
- Gay But Wistful by Newman Levy - Dated 1925 by Alfred A. Knopf - Inscription to former owner.
- Right Royal by John Masefield - Dated 1920 by William Heinemann - Limited edition, number 494 of 500, signed by author.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1176

$110
Title: Tamburlaine and Other Verses
Author: John Reed
Publisher: Hillacre
Printing Year: 1917 Limited First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in plain card covers with elegant blue paper wrappers with paper tile label on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this collection of poetry by John Reed. John Silas "Jack" Reed (1887 – 1920), often referred to by his nickname, was an American journalist, poet, and communist activist, best remembered for his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days that Shook the World. Reed was the subject of the 1981 Academy Award winning Warren Beatty film Reds. He was married to writer and feminist Louise Bryant.

This is one of fifty copies on Nordeling hand-made paper. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, uncut pages. Article on John Reed ("a revolutionary Tamburlaine") from "Call Magazine" is laid in. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 41 pages.
Lot 1177

$20
This large shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage nonfiction books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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.
Lot 1179

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles Connecticut history and theology obtained from a historical society library:

- Sermon, Preached in Thompson, CT., at the Dedication of the New Congregational Church by Rev. A. Dunning - Dated 1856 by Henry J. Howland - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- A Historical Discourse, Preached in Thompson, CT. by Rev. A. Dunning - Dated 1855 by Henry J. Howland - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Some water markings.
- A Discourse Delivered at the One-Hundredth Anniversary of the Organization of the Baptist Church, Thompson, Conn. by Rev. N. J. Pinkham - Dated 1874 by Putnam - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Records of the Parish of Amity (Now Woodbridge) Connecticut Arranged by Louise Tracy - No date provided, by unnamed publisher - Part I. Original wrappers secured in pamphlet binder.
- The One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Sermon Delivered in the Woodbridge Congregational Church by Rev. S. P. Marvin - Dated 1894 by Hoggson & Robinson - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Front wrapper is detached.
- Anniversary Sermon Preached by Rev. S. P. Marvin in the Congregational Church of Woodbridge by Rev. S. P. Marvin - Dated 1890 by Tuttle Morehouse & Taylor - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Front wrapper is detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1180

$110
Title: The Cage
Author: Arturo Giovannitti
Publisher: Hillacre (Riverside, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 1914 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce limited edition of a poetic work by Arturo M. Giovannitti (1884 - 1959) was an Italian-American union leader, socialist political activist, and poet. He is best remembered as one of the principle organizers of the 1912 Lawrence Textile Strike and as a defendant in a celebrated trial ensuing from that event.

This is one of 25 copies on Tuscany hand-made paper. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 10" and contains 8 unnumbered pages of text and limitation page.
Lot 1181

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and modern titles on stamp collecting:

- The South African Provisional War Stamps: A Complete History by Bertram W. H. Poole - Dated 1901 by R. T. Morgan & Co. (London) - Previous owner's bookplate.
- The Postal Markings of Natal by W. R. Hart, B. A. Kantey and A. Leslie Leon - Dated 1977 by uncredited publisher - Fold-out map and two fold-out inserts in Appendix. Library stamp in top right-hand corner of first page.
- The Stamps of the Orange Free State by G. D. Buckley and W. B. Marriott - No date provided by The Orange Free State Study Circle - Two volume set with gilt embossing. Volume II includes fold-out illustration/page reference index.
- The Orange Free State: Its Postal Offices and Their Markings by A.G.M. Batten F.R.P.S.L.- Dated 1976, Published privately by the author - Two part set, spiral bound in wrappers. Part I has fold-out map.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1182

$50
Title: Peter Pan and Wendy
Author: J. M. Barrie
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Limited (London)
Printing Year: circa 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in orange cloth with embossed black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of this classic children's tale by Sir James Matthew Barrie (May 9, 1860 – June 19, 1937), a Scottish author and dramatist. He is best remembered for creating Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up, whom he based on his friends, the Llewellyn Davies boys.

The work contains both in-text black-and-white drawings and tipped-in 12 color plates by Mabel Lucie Attwell (final two plates have been excised). The volume shows light external age/wear, with light staining to front cover. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Torn front cover of pictorial dust jacket is laid in. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 320 pages.
Lot 1184

$110
Title: CPLY Ballads
Author: William Copley
Publisher: Alexandre Iolas (Paris)
Printing Year: 1967 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in bright pictorial wrappers, this volume is a scarce original edition of a work by William Nelson Copley (January 24, 1919 – May 7, 1996) an American artist who lived in New York. He signed his Surrealist style paintings CPLY. He directed the "Copley Gallery" with John Ployardt in 1947-1948, but did not gain much attention for his works until moving to Paris in 1951. In the following 12 years his works would be displayed in Italy, France and New York. He returned to New York in 1963. In his final years he lived in Key West, Florida.

This book accompanied a 1967 Paris exhibition entitled "American Ballads" at the Galerie Alexandre Iolas. The work is illustrated with many sepia-color illustrations presented on an accordion-style fold out (measuring approximately 52" in length when folded out). Illustrations are accompanied by musical notes and lyrics in English. Biographical information (in French) appears on verso of two final panels. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 8 3/4" and contains 3 initial pages plus a fourth that folds out.
Lot 1185

$25
This large shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on art shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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.
Lot 1188

$55
Title: Biographical Record of New Haven County Connecticut
Publisher: J. H. Beers
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in brown leather with gilt stamping and page edges, this large antique volume is a scarce history of New Haven County with biographical sketches of its prominent citizens and many of the early settled families. The work is illustrated with photographs and drawings of many important figures from the county's history. The volume shows external age/wear with some taping to the cover and retains much of the original leather along the spine. It is solidly bound with clean, crisp pages. The first and last page bare the pressed seal of a historical society. The book measures approximately 9" x 11.25" and contains 1563 pages.
Lot 1189

$225
This lot features a bound compilation of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper issues from the years 1861 and 1862. The Civil War-era issues included in this lot are originals and feature many important articles and illustrations. Articles primarily discuss various aspects of the Civil War, including battle-related news, the life of soldiers, and more.

Condition: This volume is bound in the original marbled boards with gilt embossing on the spine. The spine and corners shows some wear. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete.
Lot 1191

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique American history titles:

- The Wisdom of Woodrow Wilson Compiled by Charles J. Herold - Dated 1919 by Brentano's - Miniature, decorative book, with gilt embossing and gilted page edges.
- Whigs and Whiggism by Benjamin Disraeli - Dated 1914 by The Macmillan Company
- The Pacific Tourist: WIlliams' Illustrated Guide to Pacific R. R. and California Edited by Henry T. Williams- Dated 1879 by Henry T. WIlliams - Some water markings and sunning to boards and spine, front free endpapers detached.
- The Evanescent City by George Sterling- Dated 1916 by Francis Bruguiere - In dustjacket, with gilt lettering and design, and color illustration.
- Yosemite: An Ode by George Sterling - Dated 1915 by A. M. Robertson - In dustjacket, with gilt lettering and design, and color illustration.
- American Indian Life Edited by Elsie Clews Parsons - Dated 1922 by B. W. Huebsch, Inc.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1192

$225
Title: New Epistles by Mounseur du Balzack, or The Letters of Mounsieur De Balzac
Author: Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac
Translator: Sir Richard Baker
Publisher: Fran Egliffield
Printing Year: 1638

Condition/Details: Bound with original brown leather spine strip, lacking boards, this antique volume is a scarce collection of three volumes of the letters of Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac with original engraved portrait frontispiece. Guez de Balzac was born at Angoulême circa 1595 to a well-off bourgeois family who had acquired noble titles. His letters to his acquaintances and to important courtiers gained him a great reputation. His letters show a real mastery of style, introducing a new clearness and precision into French prose and encouraging the development of the language on national lines by emphasizing its most idiomatic elements. Balzac has thus the credit of executing in French prose a reform parallel to Francois de Malherbe's in verse. (Courtesy of Wikipedia) The volume shows significant age/wear, and is solidly bound with some discoloration to the pages concentrated at the extremities. The book measures approximately 4" x 6.5".
Lot 1195

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut theology and history obtained from a historical society library:

- Report of the Centennial Celebration of the Anniversary of Our Independence at Windsor, Conn. - Dated 1876 by Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- "Up Neck" in 1825 by Gurdon W. Russell - Dated 1890 by The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Includes fold-out map. Front board is detached.
- Historical Address of J. H. Hayden - Dated 1876 by Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Historical Sketches by Jabez H. Hayden - Dated 1900 by The Windsor Locks Journal - Signed. Gilt lettering.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1196

$30
Title: My Flesh and Blood: A Lyric Autobiography with Indiscreet Annotations
Author: George Sylvester Viereck
Publisher: Horace Liveright
Printing Year: 1931 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in tan-colored cloth with bright embossed lettering, this antique volume is a scarce uniquely personal autobiographical work by George Sylvester Viereck (December 31, 1884 in Munich – March 18, 1962), a German-American poet, writer, and propagandist. "With passionate candor George Sylvester Viereck has made this emotional and factual self-revelation in which each episode becomes the fountainhead for one of his poems. Not only does Viereck tell the experience and passion that evoked each poem; he also subjects himself to an analysis of his own psychology, as objectively as though Dr. Freud were studying his history." (dust jacket text). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dust jacket show small tears to edges. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 395 pages.
Lot 1197

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage reference titles:

- Toasts and Tributes Edited by Arthur Gray - Dated 1904 by Rohde and Haskins - Decorative, with gilt embossing on spine and front board. Spine shows some wear.
- Sin and Redemption: A Series of Sermons, to Which is Added an Oration on Moral Freedom by D. N. Sheldon, D.D. - Dated 1856 by Crosby, Nichols, and Company (Boston) - Gilt embossing on spine. Slight water markings.
- Eschatology; or, the Scripture Doctrine of the Coming of the Lord, the Judgment, and the Resurrection by Samuel Lee - Dated 1859 by J. E. Tilton and Company (Boston) - Gilt embossing on spine. Some water markings.
- The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin, M.A. - Dated 1874 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. - Decorative, with gilt embossing on spine and front board.
- John Keats by Amy Lowell - Dated 1925 by Houghton Mifflin Company (Boston) - Two volume set with gilt embossing on spines.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1198

$60
Title: The Constitution: A Pro-Slavery Compact; or, Extracts from the Madison Papers, etc., Selected by Wendell Phillips
Publisher: American Anti-Slavery Society
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in original stiff wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce mid-nineteenth century anti-slavery publication. This is the third, revised edition of this work.

Due to escalating tension relating to slavery, this edition is notably larger than the 123-page first edition (1844) and 131-page second edition (1845). Phillips, a leading abolitionist, reviews the constitutional debates for the earliest national expressions of this tension, which he finds in the debates concerning the Three-Fifths and Fugitive Slave clauses, participation in the international slave trade and the conflict of natural-right doctrine with slavery. He concludes that the Constitution is a pro-slavery instrument and that abolition would require a constitutional amendment.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 208 pages.
Lot 1201

$40
Two Modern Oak Bookcases
Condition/Details: This lot includes two functional, solid, modern oak bookcases, with mixed wood, adjustable shelves. These are good, solid pieces that show well, with some age wear indications. The first unit measures approximately 36.25" wide by 11.5" deep by 60" tall. The second unit measures approximately 36" wide by 11.5" deep by 72" tall. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.
Lot 1204

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry and literature volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the items in this group are works by Hawthorne, Du Maurier and Milton with such attractive features as Vellum and leather bindings, gilt lettering and page edges, limited editions and hand made paper. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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.
Lot 1205

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and modern titles on European history:

- The War Romance of the Salvation Army by Evangeline Booth & Grace Livingston Hill - Dated 1919 by J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia) - Signed. Spine and boards show slight wear.
- Balden-Powell: The Two Lives of a Hero by William Hillcourt, with Olave, Lady Baden-Powell - Dated 1985 by Boy Scouts of America - 80th birthday edition.
- The Alps by W. Martin Conway - Dated 1904 by Adam and Charles Black (London) - Decorative, with color frontispiece. Former owner's bookplate.
- Hitler's Spanish Legion: The Blue Division in Russia by Gerald R. Kleinfeld & Lewis A. Tambs - Dated 1979 by Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale) - In dustjacket.
- Holding Juno: Canada's Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches: June 7-12, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke - Dated 2005 by Douglas & McIntyre (Vancouver) - In dustjacket.
- The Influence of Sea Power Upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793-1812 by Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N. - Dated 1894 by Little, Brown, and Company - Two volume set. Volume II has fold-out map. Ex-Library.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1206

$400
Title: The Jungle
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1906 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright embossed white lettering and pictorial design showing factories, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Upton Sinclair (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968). Sinclair wrote this novel to highlight the plight of the working class and to remove from obscurity the corruption of the American meatpacking industry during the early-20th century. The novel depicts in harsh tones the poverty, absence of social programs, unpleasant living and working conditions, and hopelessness prevalent among the working class, which is contrasted with the deeply-rooted corruption on the part of those in power. Sinclair's observations of the state of turn-of-the-century labor were placed front and center for the American public to see, suggesting that something needed to be changed to get rid of American "wage slavery." The novel is also an important example of the "muckraking" tradition begun by journalists such as Jacob Riis.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Clipping from "The Publishers' Weekly" containing a reproduction of Upton Sinclair letter relating to the first printing of this book is tipped in at front of volume. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 413 pages.
Lot 1209

$40
This very large shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage literary reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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.
Lot 1210

$375
Title: Monday or Tuesday
Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
Printing Year: 1921 Rare Printing in Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative paper-covered boards with cloth spine and with rare original dustjacket, this antique volume is a scarce copy of one of Woolf's early, important works. This is one of three rare Virginia Woolf books we are offering during this auction - also see lots 9006 and 9404.

Adeline Virginia Woolf (January 25, 1882 – March 28, 1941) was an English novelist, essayist, diarist, epistler, publisher, feminist, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a member of the Bloomsbury Group. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs. Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Monday or Tuesday is the only collection of short stories published by Virginia Woolf in her life, while several other works of short fiction appeared separately in magazines and were collected in volumes only after her death. The collection came out in 1921, presenting eight stories which varied in themes and narrative but which clearly showed the nucleus and style of her new directions in writing. It contains the stories "A Haunted House," "A Society," "Monday or Tuesday," "An Unwritten Novel," "The String Quartet," "Blue and Green," "Kew Gardens" and "The Mark on the Wall." (courtesy of the Literary Encyclopedia)

The book is in exceptional condition, it shows very light external age/wear with attractive paper covering the boards and a green cloth spine with a crisp unblemished label, the dustjacket has advertisements for Seeing Things at Night by Heywood Broun and More Trivia by Logan Pearsall Smith inside the front and rear flaps respectively. The dustjacket itself shows well with some edge wear/chipping at the extremities. It is very solidly bound with clean, bright pages with no inscriptions. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.75" and contains 116 pages.
Lot 1212

$110
Title: The Floral Art of Japan: Being a Second and Revised Edition of The Flowers of Japan and the Art of Floral Arrangement
Author: Joseph Conder
Publisher: Kelly and Walsh, Limited (Yokohama)
Printing Year: 1899

Condition/Details: Bound in pale green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique folio volume is a scarce early publication on Japanese floral arrangement by British architect Josiah Conder (September 28, 1852 – June 21, 1920) who educated many Japanese architects of distinction, notably Tatsuno Kingo, and hence Japanese called him the "father of Japanese modern architecture." He was invited to Japan by the government to design Western-style buildings in the capital. He arrived in 1852 and remained until his death. Conder's love of the country's culture inspired him to undertake the study of Japanese painting and flower arrangement.

The work is illustrated with many full-page plates and in-text illustrations. Although listed, there are no color plates. This well-preserved ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with mild smudging to borders of covers. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Library label and tape appear at bottom of spine. Front endpaper has antique library label; rear endpaper shows markings and traces of library additions, as well as two small discard stamps. The book measures approximately 11 1/4" x 14 1/2" and contains 142 / VIII pages.
Lot 1213

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on New York State:

- Annual Report of the New York Forest Commission for the Year Ending December 31, 1890 - Dated 1891 by James B. Lyon - Includes a map inside front board. Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing.
- Minutes of the Albany Committee of Correspondence, 1775-1778 by James Sullivan - Dated 1923 by University of the State of New York - Two volume set, bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing.
- Documents of the Senate of the State of New York, 1896 - Dated 1896 by Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. - Includes many fold-out maps. Leather boards are taped to spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1214

$70
Title: History of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut
Author: Henry R. Stiles
Publisher: Grafton Press
Printing Year: 1904
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Blue cloth library binding with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce history of Wethersfield, Connecticut, comprising the towns of Rocky Hill, Newington and Glastonbury from the date of earliest settlement to publication including genealogies and biographies. The work is illustrated with photographs, maps and drawings of many important figures and places from the towns history. The volumes show light external age/wear. Volume one includes the title page and two photo plates in the front plus pages 247-276 and 983-995 all of which are loose, all other pages in both volumes are intact. The first and last page bare the pressed seal of a historical society. The books measures approximately 6.5" x 10.25"
Lot 1215

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut theology and history obtained from a historical society library:

- The Ancient Historical Records of Norwalk, Conn. compiled by Edwin Hall - Dated 1847 by James Mallory & Co. - Rebound. Front pages are detached from textblock, textblock is detached from the spine. Includes fold-out maps and illustrations.
- The History, Confession of Faith, and Covenant of the Congregational Church in Terryville, Conn. - Dated 1879 by Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Front wrapper is detached.
- Articles of Faith, and Covenant, Adopted by the Congregational Church in Torringford - Dated 1843 by an unnamed publisher - Rebound.
- A Discourse by William H. Moore- Dated 1854 by Andrew Stark - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Torringford: In Connection with the Centennial of the Settlement of the First Pastor by Rev. Samuel J. Mills - Dated 1870 by Case, Lockwood & Brainard - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1216

$10
Title: The Maxims of Francis Guicciardini
Translator: Emma Martin
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman (London)
Printing Year: 1845

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with black lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of this collection of maxims by Italian historian and statesman Francesco Guicciardini (March 6, 1483 - May 22, 1540). A friend and critic of Niccoḷ Machiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. Guicciardini is considered as the Father of Modern History, due to his use of government documents to verify his "History of Italy."

Title page indicates that Guicciardini text appears "with parallel passages from the works of Machiavelli, Lord Bacon, Pascal, Rochefoucault, Montesquieu, Mr. Burke, Prince Talleyrand, M. Guizot, and Others."

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Guicciardini. The volume is disbound, spine shows taping. Initial pages are detached. The book measures approximately 5" x 6" and contains 158 pages.
Lot 1217

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique equine bookends shown in the corresponding image. There are three pairs and one single glass and brass bookends. The two sets of glass bookends are clear glass, one set depicting a full horse with its legs raised and the other set depicting a horse's head, while the single bookend depicts a full horse with its legs raised in blue glass. The brass bookends depict a horse's head.
Pieces show beautifully with some aging. These bookends range in height from approximately 6" to 8". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $36.50. This is one of several lots of bookends. See the rest of the catalog for more details.
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