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Lot 1267

$500
Stacking Mahogany Bookcase
Condition/Details: This is the second of several stacking bookcases with front door, produced by Globe-Wernicke Company, as indicated by the paper label. The label indicates that this is the standard D-12 1/4 Unit, Pattern 112 Grade 398. It is a mahogany unit with five sections, and base and top units, with original brass handles. The unit is a good, solid unit that shows beautifully, with some age wear, including some bubbling to the glaze on some sections. The unit measures approximately 34" wide by 11.25" deep by 84.75" tall. See lots 233 and 327 for the other units. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.
Lot 1269

$50
Title: Johnson's (Revised) Universal Cyclopaedia: A Scientific and Popular Treasury of Useful Knowledge
Editor: Frederick A. P. Barnard
Publisher: A. J. Johnson & Co.
Printing Year: 1886
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: This set is bound in dark brown cloth with three quarter leather, gilt embossing, and marbled front endpapers and page edges. This antique set is a scarce early encyclopedia that is heavily illustrated with copper-plate maps and other illustrations. The volumes show some external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7.5" x 11".
Lot 1270

$40
Title: Central Banking, Monetary Theory and Practice: Essays in Honour of Charles Goodhart, Volume One
Editor: Paul Mizen
Publisher: Edward Elgar (Cheltenham, UK)
Printing Year: 2003

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce collection of original papers in honor of economist Charles Goodhart (b. 1936). The work is illustrated with a number of tables and charts. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dust jacket is intact. Marking appears on bottom edge. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 292 pages.
Lot 1272

$70
Title: Moods Cadenced and Declaimed
Author: Theodore Dreiser
Publisher: Boni and Liveright
Printing Year: 1926 Author-Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in half black cloth with veined boards and bright gilt lettering to leather spine label, this antique volume is a scarce autographed limited edition of this work by Theodore Dreiser. This collection of verse was the first of the author's books to be published after "An American Tragedy" (1925), his most successful work. An American writer and committed socialist, Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) was the leading figure in a national literary movement that replaced the observance of Victorian notions of propriety with the unflinching presentation of real-life subject matter.

This is copy 272 of 550. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, uncut pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 328 pages.
Lot 1273

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on American history:

- Three Prize Essays on American Slavery - Dated 1857 by Congregational Board of Publication - Some water markings and wear to spine and boards.
- Lincoln and Slavery by Albert E. Pillsbury - Dated 1913 by Houghton Mifflin Company - In dustjacket. Some wear to jacket.
- In Lincoln's Chair by Ida M. Tarbell - Dated 1920 by The Macmillan Company
- Why Lincoln Laughed by Russell H. Conwell - Dated 1922 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - In dustjacket.
- Oration Delivered Before the City Authorities of Boston on the Fourth of July, 1860 by Edward Everett - Dated 1860 by Ticknor and Fields - Bound in marbled boards. Includes glued-in news article on the orator.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1275

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut history obtained from a historical society library:

- The Battle of the Frogs, at Windham, 1758 by William L. Weaver - Dated 1857 by James Walden - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Historic Gleanings in Windham County, Connecticut by Ellen D. Larned - Dated 1899 by Preston and Rounds Company - Some pages are detached.
- A Memorial Volume of the Bi-Centennial Celebration of the Town of Windham, Connecticut - Dated 1893 by The New England Home Printing Co. - Front board is detached from spine.
- Windham 1800, Tolland 1804 Willington 1805 & Pomfret 1800 - Dated 1961 by The Acorn Club of Connecticut - Original wrappers secured in pamphlet binder.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1277

$80
Title: The Public Laws of the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations
Publisher: Carter and Wilkinson
Printing Year: 1798

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce description of the laws of Rhode Island, as enacted by the General Assembly in January 1798. Included in the book is a genealogical, handwritten record of the Arnold family through 1832. The volume shows significant external age/wear, and the front and rear boards are lacking. The textblock has been crudely taped to the original spine. The textblock contains no marginalia other than the genealogical writings at the beginning and of end of the book. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 652 pages.
Lot 1278

$45
Title:Kahn Foundation for the Foreign Travel of American Teachers
Publisher: Trustees of the Kahn Foundation
Printing Year: 1912-1914
Number of Volumes: 5 volumes

Notes: This group contains the reports of the Kahn Foundation vol. 1 numbers 1 & 2, vol. 2 numbers 1 & 2, and vol. 3 number 2. All are in bound in original gray paper wrappers except vol. 2 #2, which is bound in blue cloth boards with bright gilt embossing. This antique set is a scarce collection from the very early years of this scholarly organization. The volumes show mild external age/wear and chipping, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10.5".
Lot 1279

$80
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage children's books and juvenile series 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 1280

$45
Title: A New Collection of Poems Relating to State Affairs from Oliver Cromwell to the Present Time -- By the Greatest Wits of the Age
Printing Year: 1705

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poetry. The volume shows external age/wear, with front board detached. Lightly age-toned pages show mild foxing. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 591 pages.
Lot 1281

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique books on books:

- The Library by Andrew Lang - Dated 1881by Macmillan & Co. - First edition. Includes tipped-in period news articles.
- The Home Library by Arthur Penn- Dated 1883 by D. Appleton
- The Country Life Press - Dated 1919 by Doubleday, Page & Company - Inscription to former owner.
- Choice and Rare Books in Every Field of English Literature - Dated 1929 by The Brick Row Book Shop, Inc. - In paper wrappers.
- The Bookman's Glossary by John A. Holden - Dated 1925 by R. R. Bowker Company - Spine is detached from textblock.
- Ventures in Book Collecting by William Harris Arnold - Dated 1923 by Charles Scribner's Sons - In dustjacket.
- American Institute of Graphic Arts: Fifty Books Exhibited by the Institute, 1926 - Dated 1927 by The John Day Company - Oversized with gilt lettering on the spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1284

$25
Title: Always on the Same Path: Essays on Foreign Law and Comparative Methodology - Volume II
Author: Basil S. Markesinis
Publisher: Hart Publishing (Oxford and Portland, Oregon)
Printing Year: 2001

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce collection of essays on foreign and comparative law. This volume contains essays on methodology: the horizontal application of human rights; the tortious liability of statutory bodies; the growing impact of human rights law on our law of torts; the differing approaches to problems raised by actions for wrongful life and wrongful birth (recently cited with approval of the French cour de cassation); differing judicial styles and what they can tell us about a foreign system, as well as the growing use of foreign law by British judges in their judicial and extra judicial work.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dust jacket is intact. Marking appears on bottom edge. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 431 pages.
Lot 1285

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on World History:

- The Making of Modern South-East Asia by D.J.M. Tate - Dated 1971 by Oxford University Press - In dustjacket. Volume I: The European Conquest.
- The Philippine Independence Missions to the United States, 1919-1934 by Bernardita Reyes Churchill - Dated 1983 by National Historical Institute (Manila) - In dustjacket.
- An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origin and Migrations and the Ancient History of the Hawaiian People to the Times of Kamehameha I by Abraham Fornander - Dated 1969 by Charles E. Tuttle Company (Rutland, VT) - In dustjacket, with fold-out chart showing genealogy of Nanaulu and Ulu. Ex-library.
- The Bengal Lancers Indian Cookbook by Mohan Chablani & Brahm N. Dixit - Dated 1976 by Henry Regnery Company (Chicago) - In wrappers.
- The New Palestine by W. D. McCrackan, M.A. - Dated 1922 by The Page Company - Decorative, with gilt embossing on spine and front board.
- History of Indian and Eastern Architecture by James Fergusson, D.C.L., F.R.S., M.R.A.S. - Dated 1899 by Dodd, Mead & Company - Two volume set. Former owner's signature. Slight wear to boards.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1286

$90
Title: A Popular Guide to Minerals
Author: L. P. Gratacap
Publisher: D. van Nostrand Company
Printing Year: 1912 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce mineralogical reference work. The work is illustrated with 400 text illustrations and 74 photographic plates. Well-preserved folding map of mineral distribution in the United States is in pocket at rear of volume. Spine cover and adjacent areas show sunning. Hinges are cracked. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 330 pages plus 27 pages of publisher's catalogue.
Lot 1287

$90
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on agriculture, animals, nature and science 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 1291

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles related to New York State:

- Letters About the Hudson River, and Its Vicinity by an unlisted author - Dated 1837 by Freeman Hunt & Co. - Includes three fold-out maps. Lacks frontispiece. Some sunning and water markings.
- The Great Metropolis: A Mirror of New York by Junius Henri Browne - Dated 1869 by American Publishing Company - Bound in leather with gilt embossing. Front board is tearing from the spine. Includes advertisement for new books, including Mark Twain's Pilgrim's Pride and The Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant.
- The Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909 by Edward Hagaman Hall - Dated 1910 by J. B. Lyon Company - Two volume set, bound in green cloth with gilt embossing. Includes former owner's signature.
- In Dairyland, and Foolish History of Horseheads, NY by Zim - No date provided, no publisher noted - In wrappers.
- The Jerry Rescue, 1851 by Earl E. Sperry - Dated 1924 by Onondaga Historical Association - In wrappers. Includes some ink markings.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1292

$10
This auction lot includes a original hand signed photograph and two titles by actress, writer and activist Nadage Doree, a late nineteenth, early twentieth century proponent of woman’s rights and Jewish issues:

- Autographed black & white photograph of Nadage Doree mounted on its original gray matting from F. Newman portrait studios in New York City.
- Jesus' Christianity by Nadage Doree as A Jewess - Dated 1905 by American News Company - Author inscribed first edition, blue cloth boards, clean crisp pages. A plea for Christians to rise up against anti-Semitism.
- Why Girls Go Wrong by Nadage Doree - Dated 1916 by Nadage Doree Society - Original embossed paper wrappers, Speaks out against poverty, prostitution and social evils effecting women of the time.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1294

$90
Title: Report of Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, of the Armies of the United States, 1864-65
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1866 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this report by Ulysses S. Grant providing detailed accounts of some of the significant combats under his command during the Civil War. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded portrait of the author. The volume shows light external age/wear, with small nick at the top edge of front cover. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 77 pages plus 3 pages of publisher's advertisements (including reverse of rear cover).
Lot 1295

$150
Depression-Era Mahogany Rotating Bookcase
Condition/Details: This is the first of two rotating units in the auction. The unit is a decorative, Depression-era mahogany bookcase, with a braided rope pattern around the top edge, and spoon carving and scroll work appointments on the top edge, supported by turned columns. Custom, decorative brass nails were used on the lower sections, and the braided pattern is repeated along the top of the base board. The rotating unit was manufactured by Danner, as indicated by the stamp mark. The unit has two shelves, and shows beautifully, with some age wear including the loss of some of the vertical wood trim pieces. The unit measures approximately 20.5" wide by 20.75" deep by 42" tall. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.
Lot 1297

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of New York maps:

-Title: Gillette's Map of Oneida Co. New York Draughtsman/Cartographer/Surveyor: J. H. French Publisher: John E. Gillette Printing Year: 1858 Dimensions: 64 inches x 68 inches - This large original antique wall map of Oneida County, NY includes two wooden dowels. The map shows some wear concentrated and water markings.
-Title: New Popular Map of the Adirondacks Draughtsman/Cartographer/Surveyor: E. G. Blankman Publisher: Adirondack Map Company Printing Year: 1902 Dimensions: 41.5 inches x 61.5 inches - This large antique wall map includes two wooden dowels. The map shows aging and several sections are separated from the cloth backing. Includes list of the principal mountains in the Adirondacks and their elevations. -Title: Steuben County New York Draughtsman/Cartographer/Surveyor: Frederick Wilcox Publisher: W. B. Thrall Printing Year: 1929 Dimensions: 43 inches x 48 inches - This antique map wall map of Steuben County, NY includes two wooden dowels. The map shows some wear and aging. The map was prepared exclusively for the school districts of Steuben County.
Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1299

$110
This shelf lot includes the very large group of vintage and modern estate 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 1300

$15
Title: The War Plans of the Great Powers, 1880-1914
Editor: Paul Kennedy
Publisher: Allen & Unwin (Boston)
Printing Year: 1985

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this volume is a scarce military history edited and introduced by prominent British historian Paul M. Kennedy (b. 1945). His most famous book, "The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers," has been translated into 23 languages and assesses the interaction between economics and strategy over the past five centuries. This work traces the origins of the First World War, focusing on the role of military planning and militarism. This book contains a foreword by Fritz Fischer, a German historian best known for his analysis of the causes of World War I. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 282 pages.
Lot 1301

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of miniature antique titles on theology:

- The Camp Meeting Hymn Book - Dated 1832 by Marshall and Dean (Rochester) - Used by the Methodist Connexion. Lacking front board.
- A Selection of Hymns by John Rippon, D.D. - Dated 1803 by Thomas Kirk (Brooklyn) - Intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymns. Front board detached. Former owner's signature.
- Psalms Carefully Suited to the Christian Worship in the United States of America: Being an Improvement of the Old Version of the Psalms of David - Dated 1804 by G. & R. Waite
- A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs - Dated 1836 by N. C. Goddard (Windsor, VT) - Wear to boards and spine.
- The New-England Sunday School Hymn Book - Dated 1833 by D. F. Robinson & Co. (Hartford) - Prepared by the Board of Managers of the Hartford County Union. Wear to boards and spine.
- A Treatise on Keeping the Heart by Rev. John Flavel - Dated 1819 by T. Bedlington - Front board detached, wear to boards and spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1302

$375
Title: Modern Woodcutters No. 1 Gwendolen Reverat
Author: Gwendolen Reverat
Publisher: Morland Press Ltd.
Printing Year: 1920 Author-Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed green boards with paper title label to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce autographed collection of fourteen woodcuts. This is copy number 9 of 75 copies. This work contains a foreword by Herbert Furst. In it he writes "Mrs. Raverat's work is distinguished by that rare quality, creative imagination combined with a craftsmanship of originality and unusual skill. Whether she works with knife or graver, on soft or on hard wood, her technique is always in deep and instinctive sympathy with the material. Her cuts are never drawings transferred to wood but seem to have been produced, as Rodin said he produced his sculpture, by merely removing irrelevant matter from the block and so revealing what was already in it. Her imagination ranges from the representation of the beauty of light in nature to the realisation of profound emotion and soaring fantasy."

This work is illustrated with tipped-in plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. This unpaginated book measures approximately 8" x 10 1/4".
Lot 1303

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

- Windham County Conn. Business Directory - Dated 1861 by Windham County Transcript Office - Front free endpaper splitting from spine. Includes period handwritten marginalia.
- Manual of the Congregational Church, Windham, Conn. - Dated 1860 by Manning, Perry & Co. - Rebound, includes original wrappers inside. Some wear to spine.
- Manual of the Congregational Church, Windham Conn. - Dated 1894 by an unnamed publisher - Rebound, includes original wrappers inside. Front wrapper taped, rear wrapper detached.
- Historical Discourse Delivered Before the First Church and Society of Windham, Conn. by John E. Tyler - Dated 1851 by Press of Case, Tiffany and Company - Rebound. Spine shows some wear.
- History of Ancient Windham Connecticut, Genealogical and Miscellaneous Clippings from the Willimantic Journal by William L. Weaver - No dated provided, by an unnamed publisher - Compilation of period news clippings, bound in green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Some pages are detached.
- Records of the Congregational Church in Windham, Conn., 1700-1851 - Dated 1943 by Connecticut Historical Society

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1305

$25
This large shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on Judaica 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 1306

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of Antique Decorative Reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Feature of this group include gilt lettering and designs, vellum and blind stamping. 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 1307

$70
This lot features two bound compilations of Illustrated Christian Weekly issues from the full years of 1872 and 1883. Articles discuss a variety of topics, including nature, fashion, poverty, social issues, bridges, shipping and more.

Condition: The volumes are bound in the cloth 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 1308

$20
Title: A Digest of the Law of Partnership
Author: Frederick Pollock
Publisher: F. H. Thomas and Company (St. Louis)
Printing Year: 1878

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century work on partnership law. The volume shows external age/wear, with taping to spine with cracked gutters. Text block is intact, with clean pages. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 6" and contains 169 pages.
Lot 1309

$90
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage books on U.S. and New York history 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.
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