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Lot 1310

$45
Title: History of Ancient Woodbury Connecticut
Author: William Cothren
Publisher: Bronson Brothers
Printing Year: 1854
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and raised bands, this antique set is a scarce history of the area around Woodbury, Connecticut, including the towns of Washington, Southbury, Bethlehem, Roxbury, Oxford and Middlebury. The work is illustrated throughout with pictures of the town’s prominent people and places. The volumes show external age/wear with some archival taping and repair evident. Volume three includes a detached frontispiece, rear board and final four pages and volume two has a detached front board and loose pages through page 22. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.5".
Lot 1311

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique New York City titles:

- The Story of Manhattan by Charles Hemstreet - Dated 1901 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Decorative illustration in color on front board.
- Manna-Hatin - Dated 1929 by The Manhattan Company - In dustjacket.
- Nooks and Corners of Old New York by Charles Hemstreet - Dated 1899 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Decorative illustration in color on front board.
- A Tribute to the Settlement of Manhattan Island - Dated 1926 by The Consistory of the Collegiate Reformed Dutch Church - In wrappers.
- Fifth Avenue - Dated 1915 by The Fifth Avenue Bank of New York - In green paper wrappers with gilt lettering.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1314

$90
Title: The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a very scarce second American edition of this famous science fiction novella by English author Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 – August 13, 1946). Wells' novel was originally serialized in "Pearson's Magazine" in 1897, and published as a novel the same year. The invisible man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who theorizes that if a person's refractive index is changed to exactly that of air and his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will be invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but cannot become visible again, becoming mentally unstable as a result.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is slightly canted. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 279 pages.
Lot 1315

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on American history:

- The Life of Benjamin Franklin by M. L. Weems - Dated 1835 by Uriah Hunt - Bound in leather boards. Boards are tied to the spine. Former owner's signature.
- American History by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1863 by Gould & Lincoln - Includes maps and engravings. Decorative spine, bound in green cloth with gilt embossing.
- The Life of Francis Marion by W. Gilmore Simms - Dated 1844 by George F. Cooledge & Brother - Decorative spine, bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing. Includes former owner's signature.
- The Exiles of Florida by Joshua R. Giddings - Dated 1858 by Pollett, Foster and Company - Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing on spine.
- The Life of Benjamin Franklin by O. L. Holley - Dated 1856 by John Philbrick - Ex-library book, includes former owner's signature.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1316

$20
Title: The "Colts" of Ambracia
Author: Oscar Ravel
Publisher: American Numismatic Society
Printing Year: 1928

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce study of the coinage of the ancient Corinthian colony of Ambracia by noted numismatist Oscar Ravel. This is publication number 37 of the series "Numismatic Notes and Monographs." The work is illustrated with 19 double-page plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, with front cover beginning to detach at head and foot of spine. Text block is intact, with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" and contains 180 pages.
Lot 1321

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique nautical bookends shown in the corresponding image. The lot includes nine pairs and four single bookends, depicting ships, sea captains, shells, a block and tackle, and anchors. They are made of wood, cast composite, and cast metal. Pieces show beautifully with some aging. These bookends range in height from 4.5" to 7". 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: $39.50. This is one of several lots of bookends. See the rest of the catalog for more details.
Lot 1322

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Great Conspiracy by John A. Logan - Dated 1886 by a R. Hart - Full leather, marbled page edges, clear tape along edge of front board and spine, fold out maps, very tight binding and very clean, bright pages
- McClellan's Own Story by George McClellan - Dated 1887 by Charles L. Webster - Marbled page edges, lacking spine cover
- Reminiscences of Winfield Scott Hancock by Almira Hancock - Dated 1887 by Charles L. Webster - Inscribed by C. J. Chatfield, the first member of Gen. Hancock's Veteran Corps to his son with a period newspaper clipping telling his story. Front board is attached with tape, retains loose ffep and the two following blank pages which include the inscription.
- New York at Gettysburg - Dated 1900 by J. B. Lyon - Vol. two and three with all three fold out maps in front pockets and many photographs

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1323

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

- Catalogue of the Officers and Members of the Congregational Church, Windsor, Conn. - Dated 1843 by Williams, Goodrich & Co. - Rebound, with wrappers inside.
- Manual of the First Congregational Church in Windsor - Dated 1863 by Press of WIlliams, Wiley & Waterman - Rebound, with wrappers inside.
- The First Church of Christ in Windsor Connecticut, 1630-1905 - Dated 1906 by Press of the Hartford Printing Company - Rebound, with wrappers inside.
- Matthew Grant's Old Church Record - No date provided, by an unnamed publisher - From Stiles's History of Ancient Windsor. Rebound, with wrappers inside.
- A Record of the Services Held at the Congregational Church of Windsor, Conn. - Dated 1880 by The Congregational Church -
- Tercentenary of The First Church, Windsor, Connecticut, 1630-1930 - Dated 1930 by B. S. Carter - 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 1324

$15
Title: The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science
Author: T. Troward
Publisher: Stead, Danby and Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of this seminal work by Thomas Troward (1847-1916), an English author whose writings influenced the New Thought Movement (a spiritual movement which developed in the United States during the late 19th century and emphasizes metaphysical beliefs) and mystic Christianity.

After his retirement from the judiciary in 1896, Troward set out to apply logic and a judicial weighing of evidence in the study of matters of cause and effect. The philosopher William James characterized "Troward’s Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science" as "far and away the ablest statement of philosophy I have met, beautiful in its sustained clearness of thought and style, a really classic statement."
According to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) archivist Nell Wing, early AA members were strongly encouraged to read Thomas Troward's "Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science." In the opening of the 2006 film "The Secret" (2006 film), introductory remarks credit Troward's philosophy with inspiring the movie and its production.

This is the third edition of this work, originally published in 1904. The volume shows significant external age/wear, with taped spine, torn and detaching covers. Text block is intact. Pages are clean, without annotations. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 106 pages.
Lot 1325

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

- Architectural Iron and Steel, and Its Application in the Construction of Buildings by Wm. H. Birkmire - Dated 1894 by John Wiley & Sons - Gilt embossing on spine. Former owner's stamp. Slight water markings to front board.
- Architecture in the Shoin Style: Japanese Feudal Residences by Fumio Hashimoto - Dated 1981 by Kodansha International Ltd. and Shibundo (Tokyo) - Stated first edition. Translated and adapted by H. Mack Horton.
- Anglo-Saxon Architecture by H.M. Taylor & Joan Taylor - Dated 1965 by Cambridge University Press (London) - Two volume oversized set, in dustjackets. Ex-library.
- Philip Hooker: A Contribution to the Study of the Renaissance in America by Edward W. Root - Dated 1929 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Oversized, limited edition number 368 of 750. Gilt embossing on spine. Ex-library.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1327

$500
Stacking Mahogany Bookcase
Condition/Details: This is the third 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. The unit measures approximately 34" wide by 11.25" deep by 84.75" tall. See lots 233 and 267 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 1330

$15
Title: Capital and Labour; Including the Results of Machinery
Author: Charles Knight
Publisher: Charles Knight & Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1845 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with title written on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce copy of the first and sole edition of Knight's "Capital and Labour" - based in part on his earlier "Results of Machinery" (1831), but much amplified and with the statistics updated. Charles Knight (March 15, 1791 - March 9, 1873) was an English publisher and author, pioneer of popular and populist publishing, and social reformer, on the mutual dependence of capital and labour, the introduction of mass-production, etc. His little books and pamphlets were said (by Thomas Spring-Rice, Melbourne's Chancellor of the Exchequer) to have "effected more good for the suppression of outrage than a regiment of horse."

This disbound volume shows mild external age/wear. Pages are loose. The book measures approximately 4" x 6" and contains 250 pages.
Lot 1331

$30
Title: Various Titles by Joseph Conrad
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1921
Number of Volumes: Complete 21 volume set

Notes: A decorative antique set is bound in green paper with gilt embossing and paper cameo labels, this set is a collection of Conrad's works. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. Some paper cameo labels are lacking and there are some water markings. The books measure approximately 5.25" x 8.75".
Lot 1332

$275
Title: Rand, McNally & Co.'s Improved Indexed Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
Publisher: Rand, McNally and Company (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century reference work. The work is illustrated with numerous area maps and a complete reference map of the world (with reference index). Full census returns are also included. The volume shows external age/wear, with fraying to spine ends and corners. Hinges are cracked. Title page and initial pages are detached. The book measures approximately 12" x 15" and contains 597 pages.
Lot 1335

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on New York State:

- Miller's New York As It Is - Dated 1872 by James Miller - Includes original advertisements and fold-out map.
- New York of To-day by Henry Collins Brown - Dated 1917 by The Old Colony Press - Notations from former owner.
- Manhattan Historic and Artistic by Cynthia M. Westover Alden - Dated 1897 by The Morse Company
- The Greatest Street in the World by Stephen Jenkins - Dated 1911 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Includes five fold-out maps and illustrations.
- The Story of the Bronx by Stephen Jenkins - Dated 1912 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Includes tipped-in period news related to the Bronx. Includes fold-out map.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1338

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of Drama titles in exceptional condition:

- Body and Soul by Arnold Bennett - Dated 1922 by Chatto & Windus - First edition, original dustjacket
- The First Mrs. Fraser by St. John Ervine - Dated 1929 by Chatto & Windus - Author inscribed, first edition, original dustjacket
- The Ship by St. John Ervine - Dated 1922 by George Allen & Unwin - First edition, original dustjacket
- Paradise Found; or, The Superman Found Out by Allen Upward - Dated 1915 by Houghton Mifflin
- Mary, Mary Quite Contrary by St. John Ervine - Dated 1923 by George Allen & Unwin - First edition, original dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1339

$35
Title: Universal Geography, or a Description of All the Parts of the World
Author: M. Malte Brun
Publisher: Wells and Lilly
Printing Year: 1824
Number of Volumes: Incomplete, includes Volumes II-V

Notes: Bound in leather with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce resource on geography. The volumes included cover America, Africa, Southeast Asia and Asia. The volumes show some external age/wear, and are solidly bound, with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.75".
Lot 1340

$30
Title: The Psalms and Hymns of the Rev. Isaac Watts: To Which Are Added a Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, with Directions for Musical Expression Arranged and Adapted to the Music of the Choir, or Union Collection of Church Music / Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Three Books
Author: "A Teacher of Psalmody" / Isaac Watts
Publisher: L. Dow Pierpont (Sandbornton, New York) /
Printing Year: 1833 /

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce edition of works by Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674 – November 25, 1748), recognized as the "Father of English Hymnody," as he was the first prolific and popular English hymn writer, credited with some 750 hymns. Many of his hymns remain in active use today and have been translated into many languages.

The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. Previous owners' names appear on endpapers. The book measures approximately 2.5" x 3.5" and contains 192 pages.
Lot 1341

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut history obtained from a historical society library:

- Westport, Connecticut: The Making of a Yankee Township by Edward Coley Birge - Dated 1926 by The Writers Publishing Co.
- Celebration of the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Consecration of Memorial Church of the Holy Trinity by Rev. A. N. Lewis - Dated 1888 by Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Front wrapper is detached.
- The Invasion of Connecticut by the British and the Landing at Compo Beach by William Hanford Burr - Dated 1928 by Westport Library Association - Original wrappers secured in pamphlet binder.
- Westport in Connecticut's History - No date provided by an unnamed publisher - Includes the petition of Daniel Nash and 200 citizens presented to the General Assembly of Connecticut in May 1835 for the incorporation of the Town of Westport.
- The Swamp by Edward Coley Birge - Dated 1928 by E. C. Birge - 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 1343

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on theology:

- Hitchcock's New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible by Rev. Roswell D. Hitchcock - Dated 1869 by A. J. Johnson - Decorative, with gilt embossing on spine and front board. Includes color, fold-out map. Former owners' signatures, formerly owned by museum.
- Sermons, Accompanied by Suitable Prayers Edited by Rev. J. R. Beard - Dated 1831 by Leonard C. Bowles - Some wear to spine.
- The Book of Common Prayer - Dated 1821 by E. & E. Hosford
- Royal Words of Grace - No date provided, by American Tract Society - Inscription to former owner.
- A Companion for the Sunday-School Teacher by A Teacher - Dated 1869 by Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger - Some sunning.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1344

$100
Title: Atlas of Steuben County New York
Publisher: D.G. Beers
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: This large folio atlas is bound in black cloth with blind-stamping, this antique volume is a scarce comprehensive survey of the towns and villages of Steuben County, New York as of the publishing date. The work is entirely color illustrated with maps of the United States, New York State, Steuben County as a whole and its individual municipalities, plus a table of local statistics.

Towns included: Addison, Avoca, Bath, Bradford, Cameron, Campbell, Canisteo, Caton, Cohocton, Corning, Dansville, Erwin, Fremont, Greenwood, Hartsville, Hornby, Hornellsville, Howard, Jasper, Lindley, Prattsburgh, Pulteney, Rathbone, Thursten, Troupsburgh, Tuscarora, Urbana, Wayland, Wayne, West Union, Wheeler and Woodhull. Villages include: Addison, Adrian, Almond, Arkport, Avoca, Bath (North Part), Bath (South Part), Bloods, Bluffport, Bradford, Burns, Cameron, Cameron Mills, Campbell Town, Canisteo, Caton Center, Centerville, Coopers Plains, Corning, Curtisville, Erwin Center, Fremont Center, Gang Mills, Gibson, Greenwood, Hammondsport, Harmonyville, Hartsville Center, Haskinville, Hedgesville, Hornby Forks, Hornellsville, Howard, Jasper, Kanona, Knoxville, Liberty, Lindleytown, Merchantville, Mitchellville, North Cohocton, Perkinsville, Prattsburgh, Rathboneville, Rexville, Risingville, Rogersville, Savona, Sonora, South Addison, South Bradford, Towlesville Troupsburgh Center, Wallace, Wayland, Wayne Village, West Cameron, Woodhull and lacking the map of Painted Post.

The volume shows external age/wear with minor museum markings, a detached rear board and absent front board. The interior is solid with clean vibrant pages. The book measures approximately 14" x 16.5" and contains 129 pages.
Lot 1346

$20
Title: The Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Publisher: J. Emory and B. Waugh
Printing Year: 1829

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce early work of Methodist theology. The Methodist Episcopal Church, sometimes referred to as the M.E. Church, was a development of the first expression of Methodism in the United States. It officially began at the Baltimore Christmas Conference in 1784, with Francis Asbury and Thomas Coke as the first bishops.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's name appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" and contains 190 pages.
Lot 1347

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage poetry and literature titles:

- A Breath of Prairie and Other Stories by Will Lillibridge - Dated 1911 by A. C. McClurg & Co. - Color illustrations by J. N. Marchand.
- I, Claudius by Robert Graves - Dated 1934 by Harrison Smith and Robert Haas - Gilt embossing on spine. Some wear to spine.
- Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina by Robert Graves - Dated 1935 by Harrison Smith and Robert Haas - Gilt embossing on spine and front board.
- Leda by Aldous Huxley - No date provided, by George H. Doran Company - Light purple cloth boards, with leather spine.
- Scarlet and Mellow by Alfred Kreymborg - Dated 1926 by Boni & Liveright - Marbled boards, gilt embossing on spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1349

$35
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage history and 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 1350

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the features of this lot are works by George Sand and George Eliot with gilt lettering and ornate designs. 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 1351

$225
Mahogany Rotating Bookcase
Condition/Details: This is the second of two rotating units in the auction. This is a simply designed, sturdy mahogany unit with three shelves. This unit is complete, shows well with some age wear indications. The unit measures approximately 27.75" wide by 27.75" deep by 62.5" tall. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.
Lot 1354

$325
Title: The Curious Republic of Gondour and Other Whimsical Sketches
Author: Samuel L. Clemens
Publisher: Boni and Liveright
Printing Year: 1919 First Edition in rare dust jacket

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed printed orange boards, this antique volume is a scarce posthumously published collection of sketches taken from a series the famous American author Mark Twain wrote under his given name for "The Galaxy" from May 1870 to April 1871; the rest appeared in "The Buffalo Express."

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact scarce dust jacket with small tears at edges is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 140 pages.
Lot 1355

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of miniature antique literature and poetry books:

- The Lighthouse Compiled by Asa Bullard - Dated 1863 by Lee & Shepard
- The Course of Time, A Poem by Robert Pollock - Dated 1833 by Charles Wells - Bound in leather with gilt embossing. Includes former owner's signature.
- The Seasons by James Thomson - Dated 1826 by T. Bedlinton - Bound in leather with gilt embossing.
- The Task, and Other Poems by William Cowper, Esq. - Dated 1831 by J. H. Turney
- Lalla Rookh, An Oriental Romance by Thomas Moore - Dated 1818 by Kirk & Mercein

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1356

$30
Title: The Dominant City (1911-1912)
Author: John Gould Fletcher
Publisher: Max Goschen Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1913

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce early collection of poetry by John Gould Fletcher (January 3, 1886 – May 20, 1950), a Pulitzer Prize winning Imagist poet and author. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to a socially prominent family. Fletcher lived in England for a large portion of his life. While in Europe he associated with Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound, and other Imagist poets, enjoying the vibrant social scene. His early works include Irradiations: "Sand and Spray" (1915), and "Goblins and Pagodas" (1916). In later poetic works Fletcher returned to more traditional forms. These include "The Black Rock" (1928), "Selected Poems" (1938), for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1939, and "The Burning Mountain" (1946).

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 75 pages.
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