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Lot 1357

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut theology obtained from a historical society library:

- Catalogue of the Congregational Church in Windsor Locks, Conn. - Dated 1871 by Case, Lockwood & Brainard - Rebound, original wrappers inside.
- Manual of the Congregational Church, Windsor Locks, Conn. by Jabez H. Hayden - Dated 1880 by Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company - Rebound, original wrappers inside.
- Manual of the Congregational Church in Windsor Locks, Conn. - Dated 1854 by Press of Case, Tiffany and Company - Rebound, original wrappers inside.
- Manual of the First Congregational Church in Windsor, Conn. - Dated 1879 by Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company - Rebound, title page is detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1360

$110
Title: The Conquest of Florida by Hernando de Soto
Author: Theodore Irving
Publisher: Carey, Lea and Blanchard (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1835 First American Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce original U.S. edition of an account of the explorations of Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto (c.1496/1497 - 1542), who, while leading the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States, was the first European documented to have discovered the Mississippi River. Author Theodore Irving was the nephew of famed American writer Washington Irving.

The volumes show significant external age/wear, with soiling to spines. Binding of first volume is split at front hinge. Age-toned pages show foxing throughout. The books measure approximately 5" x 8".
Lot 1361

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature titles:

- The Ants of Timothy Thummel by Arpad Ferenczy - No date provided by Harcourt, Brace & Company - Notations from former owner. Spine is detached from textblock.
- The Riddle and Other Stories by Walter De La Mare - Dated 1923 by Selwyn & Blount Limited - In dustjacket. Includes tipped-in news article announcing author's death.
- Robert Annys: Poor Priest, A Tale of the Great Uprising by Annie Nathan Meyer - Dated 1901 by Macmillan Company - Includes original letter and envelope and inscription from the author.
- A Latin-Quarter Courtship and Other Stories by Sidney Luska - Dated 1889 by Cassell & Company - In wrapper.
- The Departure of Dermot by Standish O'Grady - Dated 1917 by The Talbot Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1362

$55
Title: The Town and City of Waterbury Connecticut
Editor: Joseph Anderson
Publisher: Price & Lee
Printing Year: 1896
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce description of the history of Waterbury, Conn. The work has many illustrations and portraits of the prominent people and places of Waterbury. The volumes show external age/wear. Title pages and frontispieces are loose and included in all volumes but volume three, which lacks the frontispiece All are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.75" x 9.5".
Lot 1365

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles:

- Physiognomy Illustrated; or, Nature's Revelations of Character by Joseph Simms, M.D. - Dated 1887 by Murray Hill Publishing Company - Former owner's signature and scribbling. Gilt embossing on spine and front board. Rear board detached, some wear to spine and boards.
- Consumption: Its Early and Remediable Stages by Edward Smith, M.D., LL.B., F.R.S. - Dated 1865 by Blanchard and Lea (Philadelphia) - Gilt embossing on spine, marble boards, with half binding. Spine and corners shows some wear. Former owner's signature.
- The Mary Frances Sewing Book; or, Adventures Among the Thimble People by Jane Eayre Fryer - Dated 1913 by The John C. Winston Company (Philadelphia) - Gilt embossing on spine and colorful illustration on front board. Includes a membership certificate to The Mary Frances Sewing Circle. Many of the patterns are still intact, some are cut or removed.
- The Compleat Angler; or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation by Izaak Walton - No date provided, by Hodder & Stoughton (New York) - Decorative, with gilt embossing on spine and front board. Illustrations by James Thorpe. Ex-library. Some wear to spine.
- Shepp's World's Fair Photographed: Being a Collection of Original Copyrighted Photographs by James W. Shepp and Daniel B. Shepp - Dated 1893 by Globe Bible Publishing Co. (Chicago) - Former owner's signature. Decorative, with gilt embossing on spine and front board. Some wear to spine and boards.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1366

$40
Title: Poirot Investigates
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
Printing Year: 1925 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in orange cloth with bright embossed black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of the 5th Agatha Christie mystery, a collection of stories featuring Hercule Poirot, one of Christie's most famous and long-lived characters, appearing in 33 novels and 51 short stories that were published between 1920 and 1975 and set in the same era. The volume shows light external age/wear, with mild soiling to covers. Front hinge is cracked. Volume lacks front flyleaf. Pages are clean. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 282 pages.
Lot 1367

$60
This very large shelf lot includes the group of antique, decorative literary 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 1370

$90
Title: The Caged Eagle and Other Poems
Author: George Sterling
Publisher: A. M. Robertson (San Francisco)
Printing Year: 1916 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poetry by George Sterling (December 1, 1869 – November 17, 1926) was an American poet based in California who, during his time, was celebrated in Northern California as one of the greatest American poets, although he never gained much fame in the rest of the United States.

Sterling was born in Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, the eldest of nine children. His father was Dr. George A. Sterling, a physician who determined to make a priest of one of his sons, and George was selected to attend, for three years, St. Charles College in Maryland. He was instructed in English by John Bannister Tabb, an unpublished poet. His mother Mary was a member of the Havens family, prominent in Sag Harbor and the Shelter Island area. Her brother, Frank C. Havens, Sterling's uncle, went to San Francisco in the late 19th century and established himself as a prominent lawyer and real estate developer. Sterling eventually followed him to the Bay Area in 1890 and worked for eighteen years as a real estate broker.

A poet who called his works "pomes," Sterling became a significant figure in Bohemian literary circles in northern California in the first quarter of the 20th century, and in the development of the artists' colony in Carmel, he was mentored by a much older Ambrose Bierce, and became close friends with Jack London, and Clark Ashton Smith, and later mentor to Robinson Jeffers. His association with Charles Rollo Peters may have led to his move to Carmel. The hamlet had been discovered by Charles Warren Stoddard and others, but Sterling made the place world famous. His aunt Missus Havens purchased a home for him in Carmel Pines where he lived for six years.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dust jacket with chipping to edges is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 168 pages.
Lot 1371

$60
Title: Chamber Music
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: The Cornhill Company
Printing Year: 1918

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering on the front board, this antique volume is a scarce, unauthorized edition of James Joyce's first published book, containing 36 love poems. This pirated edition was published in America prior to the authorized edition.

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (February 2, 1882 – January 13, 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Along with Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, and others, Joyce was a key figure in the development of the modernist novel. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922). Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Chamber Music is a collection of poems, published by Elkin Matthews in May 1907. The collection originally comprised 34 love poems, but two further poems were added before publication ("All day I hear the noise of waters" and "I hear an army charging upon the land"). Although the poems did not sell well (fewer than half of the original print run of 500 had been sold in the first year), they received some critical acclaim. Ezra Pound admired the "delicate temperament" of these early poems, while Yeats described "I hear an army charging upon the land" as "a technical and emotional masterpiece." In 1909, Joyce wrote to his wife, "When I wrote [Chamber Music], I was a lonely boy, walking about by myself at night and thinking that one day a girl would love me."

Today, although the individual poems of Chamber Music are less frequently anthologized than the later Pomes Penyeach, they continue to have - as Joyce hoped - an accessible lyricism which has led to a wide-ranging number of musical adaptations, including pieces by Samuel Barber, Luciano Berio, Aleksandar Simić, Ivan Božičević, Israel Citkowitz, Robin Williamson, Syd Barrett, Martyn Bates of Eyeless in Gaza, and Jim O'Rourke and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth.

The volume shows light external age/wear, is solidly bound with clean pages, and there are no inscriptions or marginalia. There are tape stains at the corners of the inside front and rear boards. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 6.25" and is un-paginated.
Lot 1374

$80
Title: The True History of the Zoa, the Beautiful Indian (Daughter of Henrietta de Belgrave); and of Rodomond, an East India Merchant, Whom Zoa Releases from Confinement, and Intended Death, and with Him Escapes to England. To Which Is Added, the Unfortunate Lovers; or, the Affecting History of Selim and Almena, a Turkish Tale; from "The Bride of Abydos," of Lord Byron
Author: J. W. H. Payne
Publisher: Freeman Scott (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1828

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce collection of Oriental tales. The volume shows external age/wear. Binding is cracked at title page and at rear hinge. Preliminary pages show pencil markings. The book measures approximately 3 1/2" x 5 3/4" and contains 72 pages.
Lot 1375

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut theology and history obtained from a historical society library:

- Manual of the First Church in Wallingford, Conn. - Dated 1893 by Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Front free endpapers detached.
- A History of the Rise and Progress of Catholicism in Wallingford From the Exiled Acadians of 1756 by John G. Phelan - Dated 1887 by unnamed publisher - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- History of the Wallingford Disaster by John B. Kendrick - Dated 1878 by The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Wallingford in 1811-12 by George Washington Stanley - Dated 1961 by The Acorn Club of Connecticut - Original wrappers secured in pamphlet binder.
- A History of Wallingford, Conn. by Charles Henry Stanley Davis - Dated 1870, Published by the Author - Spine is lacking and boards have been taped together. Textblock is splitting.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1377

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique bookends shown in the corresponding image. This lot includes eight pairs of cast composite bookends, featuring books and other decorative sets depicting scenes, floral patterns, and designs.
Pieces show beautifully with some aging. These bookends range in height from 5.5" 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: $29.50. This is one of several lots of bookends. See the rest of the catalog for more details.
Lot 1378

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of Antique Fiction titles:

- The Student's Dream by Raymond S. Perrin as "The Author" - Dated 1881 by Jansen, McClurg - Inscribed by "The Author"
- Little Laughs Over the Lives of Musicians by Marcus - Dated 1907 by Howard Marcus Strong - Author signed limited edition, 123 of 500
- The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson - Dated 1888 by Charles Scribner's Sons - This American edition was printed about six weeks before the British. Illustrated, gilt lettering.
- The Interpreters by A.E. - Dated 1922 by MacMillan - First edition, Original Dustjacket, uncut pages throughout.
- Judith Trachtenberg by Karl Emil Franzos - Dated 1891 by Harper & Brothers - Includes original front wrapper tipped in to front end paper of new cover.
- Casanovas Heimfahrt by Arthur Schnitzler - Dated 1921 by S Fischer - German language, decorative boards, gilt lettering, slip case

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in very good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1381

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique leather bound family Bibles:

- Dated 1853 by Thomas, Cowperthwait, & Co. - Gilt embossing and gilted spine edges. Front board is taped. Family names include Vanzile, Christian, Lencery and Mills; 1814-1916.
- Dated 1869 by Bradley, Garretson & Co. - Gilt embossing and marbled front and rear endpapers. No family names included.
- Dated 1823 by G. M. Davison - The Savory Family Bible; 1814-1935.
- Dated 1848 by Merriam, Moore & Co. - Family names include Moulthrop, Baker, Chift, and Stickler, 1812-1897.

Unless otherwise noted, the Bibles in this lot are in good, intact condition with significant age/wear indications. Some are former museum volumes.
Lot 1382

$130
Title: Service for the Two First Nights of Passover; in Hebrew and English; According to the Custom of the German and Polish Jews: Translated into English by the Late David Levi
Publisher: Hyam Barnett (London)
Printing Year: 1833

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce bilingual edition of this theological work translated by David Levi (1742, London – 1801), an English-Jewish writer, Hebraist, Jewish apologist, translator, and poet. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the Rev. Solomon Hirschell and many engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with loss of material apparent on spine. Taping appears on intact portion of spine cover. Front hinge shows cracking. Age-toned pages show foxing. The book measures approximately 6" x 9".
Lot 1386

$40
Title: Charismatic Spiritual Gifts: A Phenomenological Analysis
Author: William Joseph Sneck
Publisher: University Press of America
Printing Year: 1981 Author-Signed Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this volume is a scarce autographed edition of this work by William Joseph Sneck. "For Alisa + Ed / May this book both / enlighten and delight you! / Warmest regards / Bill Sneck (two letters) 1982 (written in different color ink)." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 298 pages.
Lot 1387

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique philosophical and social commentary titles:

- Dreams by Henri Bergon - Dated 1914 by B. W. Huebsch - Some water markings.
- Proverbial Philosophy: A Book of Thoughts and Arguments by Martin Farquhar Tupper - Dated 1850 by E. H. Butler & Co. - Some wear to spine. Includes inscription to former owner.
- Tales of Firenzuola by Benedictine Monk of Vvallombrosa - Dated 1889 by Isidore Liseux
- Leviathan; or, The Matter, Form and Power of a Commonwealth, Ecclesiastical and Civil by Thomas Hobbes - Dated 1886 by George Routledge and Sons - Includes tipped-in period news article with notes from the former owner.
- Lucretius on Life and Death by W. H. Mallock- Dated 1900 by John Lane

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1389

$375
Mahogany Bookcase With Glass Door
Condition/Details: This mahogany bookcase has brass fittings and a single hinged glass door. The unit has a scroll work design band around the top and has ball feet. The four mahogany shelves have a shaped front lip and are adjustable. This unit has new glass. The unit is a good, solid unit that shows beautifully. The unit measures approximately 39.25" wide by 14.25" deep by 59.75" tall. This unit is the first of two twin bookcases. See lot 393 for the other unit. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.
Lot 1390

$45
Title: The Discipline of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America
Publisher: O. Scott (Boston)
Printing Year: 1843 1st Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original theological work documenting the formation of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection, officially formed in 1843 at an organizing conference in Utica, New York, by a group of ministers and laymen splitting from the Methodist Episcopal Church. The split was primarily over their objections to slavery, though they had secondary issues as well. Orange Scott presided as the meeting formed a federation of churches at first calling themselves the Wesleyan Methodist Connection, a name chosen to distinguish themselves from the British Wesleyan Methodists. Other leaders at the organizing conference were LaRoy Sunderland, who had been tried and defrocked for his antislavery writings, Lucious C. Matlack, and Luther Lee, a minister who later operated an Underground Railroad station in Syracuse, New York.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. Previous owners' names appear on endpapers. The book measures approximately 3 1/4" x 5" and contains 94 pages.
Lot 1391

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique American history titles:

- The Patriot's Manual: Comprising Various Standard and Miscellaneous Subjects Compiled by Jesse Hopkins - Dated 1828 by William Williams - Bound in leather with gilt lettering on spine. Front board is breaking off from spine. Former owner's notations inside front board.
- A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States by Joseph Story- Dated 1840 by Marsh, Capen, Lyon and Webb - Former owner's signature and notations.
- Histoire De La Republique by J. F. Astie - Dated 1865 by Grassart, Libraire, Editeur - Two volume set in French. In original wrappers, with some wear and aging.
- The Social Evil in Chicago - Dated 1911 by Gunthorp-Warren Printing Company - Written by a municipal body appointed by the mayor and the city council of the City of Chicago.
- Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States - Dated 1927 by Government Printing Office

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1393

$275
Mahogany Bookcase With Glass Door
Condition/Details: This mahogany bookcase has brass fittings and a single hinged glass door. The unit has a scroll work design band around the top and has ball feet. The four mahogany shelves have a shaped front lip and are adjustable. The unit is a good, solid unit that shows beautifully. The unit measures approximately 39.25" wide by 14.25" deep by 59.75" tall. This unit is the second of two twin bookcases. See lot 389 for the other unit. PLEASE NOTE: Shipping is not available for this lot but it can be picked up at our gallery in Ithaca, New York.
Lot 1394

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

- A Half Century Sermon, Delivered at West-Hartford by Nathan Perkins - Dated 1823 by Rev. Joseph Patterson - Rebound, with original wrappers inside.
- Manual of the Congregational Church in West Hartford, Conn. - Dated 1866 by an unnamed publisher - Rebound, with original wrappers inside.
- Manual of the Members of the Congregational Church in Wolcott, Connecticut - Dated 1866 by E. B. Cooke & Company - Rebound, with original wrappers inside.
- The Story of Saint James's Episcopal Church, West Hartford, Connecticut by Nelson R. Burr - Dated 1943 by Church Missions Publishing Company - Original wrappers secured in pamphlet binder.
- Two Discourses Delivered March 8th and 15th, 1863, on the Completion of a Century and a Half from the Congregational Church in West Hartford, Conn. by Myron N. Morris - Dated 1863 by William Storer - Rebound, with original wrappers inside.
- History of the Town of Wolcott (Connecticut) From 1731 to 1874 by Rev. Samuel Orcutt - Dated 1874 by Press of the American Printing Company - Rebound, with original wrappers inside. Spine and boards show wear. Some pages are detached from the textblock.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1395

$850
Title: Pomes Penyeach
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Shakespeare and Company (Paris)
Printing Year: 1927

Condition/Details: Bound in paper boards with the original, impossible-to-find, delicate tissue dustjacket with spiderweb pattern, this antique volume is a rare early edition of James Joyce's collection of poetry.

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (February 2, 1882 – January 13, 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Along with Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, and others, Joyce was a key figure in the development of the modernist novel. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses (1922). Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake (1939). (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Pomes Penyeach is a collection of thirteen short poems. It was written over a twenty-year period from 1904 to 1924 and originally published on July 7, 1927 by Shakespeare and Co. for the price of one shilling (twelve pennies) or twelve francs. The title is a play on "poems" and “pommes” (the French word for apples) which are here offered at "a penny each" in either currency. It was the custom for Irish tradespeople of the time to offer their customers a "tilly" (in Irish, tuilleadh) or extra serving – just as English bakers had developed the tradition of the "Baker's dozen," offering thirteen loaves instead of twelve. The first poem of Pomes Penyeach is entitled Tilly and represents the bonus offering of this penny-a-poem collection. (The poem was originally entitled Cabra, after the district of Dublin where Joyce was living at the time of his mother’s death.)

The poems were initially rejected for publication by Ezra Pound. Although paid scant attention on its initial publication, this slender volume (the collection contains fewer than 1,000 words in total) has proven surprisingly durable, and a number of its poems (particularly Tilly, A Flower Given to My Daughter, On the Beach at Fontana, and Bahnhofstrasse) continue to appear in anthologies to this day. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with crisp pages. The bookplate of Sylvia Beach of Shakespeare and Company, the publisher, is affixed to the inside of the front board and a period book catalog entry is tipped-in after the front endpaper. An errata slip is tipped-in before the rear free endpaper. The book measures approximately 3.75" x 4.75" and is un-paginated.
Lot 1396

$35
Title: Elements of Chemistry, Illustrated by More than One Hundred Engravings. Designed for the Use of Schools and Academies
Author: L. D. Gale
Publisher: Wiley, Long and Co.
Printing Year: 1837

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this early instruction manual. The work is illustrated with many in-text engravings. The volume shows mild external age/wear. Binding is cracked at several points, with covers nearly detached. Lightly age-toned pages show mild rippling throughout. Antique owner's name and inscription appear on rear flyleaf. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" and contains 294 pages.
Lot 1397

$90
This very large shelf lot includes the antique and vintage group of books on U.S. history and New York State 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.
Lot 1399

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Connecticut history obtained from a historical society library:

- The Military History of Waterbury by Charles W. Burpee - Dated 1891 by The Price, Lee & Adkins Co. - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards. Front wrapper is detached.
- A Complete Roster of Colonel David Waterbuy Jr.'s Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers by A. H. Clark - Dated 1897 by A. S. Clark - Rebound, with original wrappers inside of the boards.
- Waterbury and Her Industries: Fifty Attractive and Carefully Selected View by Homer F. Bassett - No date provided, by Lithotype Printing and Publishing Co. - Front board states: "Compliments of the Waterbury Farrel Foundry and Machine Co."
- Proprietors' Records of the Town of Waterbury Connecticut Transcribed and Edited by Katharine A. Prichard - Dated 1911 by Mattatuck Historical Society - Two volume set, bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1400

$55
Title: Classic Bamboo Rodmakers Past and Present
Author: Dick Spurr
Publisher: Centennial Publications (Grand Junction, Colorado)
Printing Year: 1992 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon wrappers with bright gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce original edition of a collection of brief sketches and photographs of "a diverse selection of American bamboo rodmakers who have practiced their craft and honed their skills during the modern era of cane rod production. The goal is to combine a visual image of these rodmakers with background information about the men and their work so that fly fishermen and aficionados of classic rods can gain deeper appreciation of who these men were and the historical significance of their craft." The work is illustrated with many full-page photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 10" and contains 96 pages.
Lot 1401

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on New York State:

- A Brief History of the Lotos Club by John Elderkin - Dated 1895 by Club House - Notations from former owner inside front board. Gilt lettering.
- Commercialized Prostitution in New York City by George J. Kneeland - Dated 1913 by The Century Co. - Gilt lettering on spine.
- The Palisades of the Hudson by Arthur C. Mack - Dated 1909 by The Palisade Press
- The History of Public Welfare in New York State, 1867-1940 by David M. Schneider and Albert Deutsch - Dated 1941 by The University of Chicago Press - Two volume set. In dustjacket. Inscription to former owner. Notes from former owner claiming author did not write the book.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
Lot 1402

$110
Title: The Great Indian Chief of the West; or, Life and Adventures of Black Hawk
Publisher: H. M. Rulison (Cincinnati)
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a biography of Black Hawk or Black Sparrow Hawk (Sauk Makataimeshekiakiak (Mahkate:wi-meši-ke:hke:hkwa), "be a large black hawk") (spring 1767 – October 3, 1838), a leader and warrior of the Sauk American Indian tribe in what is now the United States. Although he had inherited an important historic medicine bundle, he was not a hereditary civil chief of the Sauk, but was an appointed war chief. He was generally known in English as Black Hawk.

During the War of 1812, Black Hawk fought on the side of the British. Later he led a band of Sauk and Fox warriors against settlers in Illinois and present-day Wisconsin in the 1832 Black Hawk War. After the war he was captured and taken to the eastern U.S. where he and other British Band leaders toured several cities. Black Hawk died in 1838 in what is now southeastern Iowa. He left behind an enduring legacy through many eponyms, and other tributes.

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and full-page engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 288 pages.
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