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Lot 3032

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books containing genealogical reference shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volumes I and II of "Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield Historical Society, 1906/1907, first volume shaken, binding of second separated at several points), and "Men of the Reign: A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Persons of British and Colonial Birth Who Have Died during the Reign of Queen Victoria" (George Routledge and Sons, 1885, ex-library) edited by Thomas Humphry Ward.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 3033

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Asmodeus or the Devil upon Two Sticks" (J. C. Nimmo and Bain, n.d.) by Alain Rene Le Sage, the second volume of "Histoire d'un crime (2 decembre)" (Courrier Suisse, 1879, ex-library, with detaching front wrapper and absent rear wrapper), and "Manners and Customs of Ye Englysne, Drawn from Ye Quick by Richard Doyle. To Which Be Added Some Extracts from Mr. Pips Hys Diary" (Bradbury & Evans, n.d., with detaching front board.).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3034

$80

Title: Alfa Romeo: Catalogue Raisonne, 1910-1982
Author:
Publisher: Automobilia
City: Milan
Year: 1982
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in pale red cloth with white lettering to spines and white pictorial design depicting four-leaf clover to front covers. Books are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos. Dust jackets display very light shelfwear. Slipcase is somewhat shelfworn.



Slipcase measures approximately 10.25" x 11.5".

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3035

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are first editions of "Windjammer" (Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1931, in dust jacket) by Ken Attiwill, "Yacht Racing" (Little, Brown, and Company, 1931, in dust jacket) by Edwin A. Boardman, and "The St. Lawrence Navigation and Power Project" (The Brookings Institution, 1929, in dust jacket) by Harold G. Moulton et al.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3036

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Call to the Unconverted To Turn and Live" (American Tract Society, n.d.) by Rev. Richard Baxter, "A Narrative of the Life of Miss Sophia Leece, with a Selection of Her Letters" (James Loring, 1830) by Rev. Hugh Stowell, and compilations containing issues of both the Watertown Monitor (1901) and the Ogdensburg Monitor (1899).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3037

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed or limited editions of the literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a third printing of Lillian Budd's "April Harvest" (Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1959), a limited edition of "Destiny Bay" (Little, Brown and Company, 1928, in heavily worn slipcase) by Donn Byrne, "Whittlings" (The Torch Press, 1928, in dust jacket) by O. J. Laylander, and a first printing of "Trouble" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2007, in dust jacket) by Jesse Kellerman.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 3038

$40

Book Details: In this lot there are 33 vintage pulp novels in a variety of genres: mystery, sci-fi, humor, western, sports, and erotica, as well as a couple of more literary efforts. Authors include Rex Stout, Ellery Queen, Erle Stanley Gardner, John Wyndham, Erskine Caldwell, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Sax Rohmer, Lee Falk, Georges Simenon, and W.J. Stuart. Some of the better-known titles include "Revolt of the Triffids," "Forbidden Planet," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Mad" magazine, and "The Gashouse Gang," featuring such popular characters as The Phantom, The Saint/Simon Templar, Perry Mason, Fu-Manchu, and Alfred E. Neuman. Several of the books are in Spanish.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 3039

$60

Title: A First Draft Version of Finnegans Wake
Author: James Joyce - James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for "Ulysses" (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. 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). His complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters.

Joyce was born to a middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; "Ulysses" in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of "Ulysses" he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying, "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal."
Editor: David Hayman
Publisher: University of Texas Press
City: Austin
Year: 1963
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 330 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in green cloth with gilt-lettered black spine label. Book shows mild shelfwear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name stamped in small print in upper right corner of front flyleaf. A small number of pages display underlining and marginalia in ink. Illustrated with facsimiles.

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Lot 3040

$250

Details: There are over 250 antique and vintage postcards in this collection, which includes unique real photo cards (RPPCs), a coal mining series, ocean liners and steamers, World War I military, cowboys and cowgirls, World's Fair, patriotic, agricultural scenes and equipment, photos of European royalty and scenes from obscure places (e.g. Cuba). One unsettling card shows the scene of President Kennedy's assassination, with captions.

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Condition / Notes: These postcards are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 3041

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of medicine shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Herbal of Rufinus" (University of Chicago Press, 1945) edited by Lynn Thorndike, a signed first edition of "Incredible Perseverance" (Vantage Press, 1969, in dust jacket) by Edna B. Brown, an 1806 Scottish medical dissertation entitled "Dissertation Medica Inauguralis de Imperfecta Saguinis Oxydatione" (In wrappers, front cover detached) inscribed by author, "Light Among the Shadows, or How and Why I Became Blind" (Faith Tract House, 1899) by Rev. Almiron Smith, and "Laura Bridgman: The Story of an Opened Door" (D. Appleton & Company, 1928)

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3042

$60

Title: Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas; A Sequel to "Typee; or, the Marquesas Islanders"
Author: Herman Melville - Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel "Moby-Dick." His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, "Typee," becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially "Moby-Dick," which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/321 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped purple cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with discoloration to spine and white markings along edges of front and rear boards. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Work contains a frontispiece map and a textual illustration.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3043

$80

Title: Winnie the Pooh
Author: A, A, Milne - Alan Alexander Milne was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work.
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company
City: New York
Year: 1926
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/158 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design representing the two main characters appears stamped in gilt on front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers, mild rubbing to back cover, and minor loss of material at outside corners. Spine lettering has completely faded. Ends of spine display small tears. Binding is cracked at half title page. Volume has illustrated endpapers. Previous owner's name and address can be seen at top margin of front pastedown. Pages 47 and 48 have long closed tear down almost entire one side of leaf. Numerous textual and full-page illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.

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Lot 3044

$40

Title: Colloquial Language in Ulysses: A Reference Tool
Author: R. W. Dent
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
City: Newark, Delaware
Year: 1994
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 294 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

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Lot 3045

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office shown in the corresponding image(s). This is volume LXI, containing material from October 4 to December 27, 1892. Volume contains alphabetical lists of patentees, inventions, trade-marks and labels. Volume is profusely illustrated with in-text drawings.

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Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped black lettering to spine.. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and edgewear. Binding is firm. Antique institutional bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 3046

$120

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian, Victorian and early twentieth century salesman's sample books, or "dummies," includes biographies of prominent men of the day; reference works on etiquette, health, and phrenology; a compendium of readings and recitations suitable for public entertainment; and the memoirs of someone who made his living as a popular lecturer. The biographies include Dwight L. Moody, William Gladstone, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Billy Sunday, and Will Rogers.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 3047

$10

Title: Pets: A Complete Handbook on the Care, Understanding, and Appreciation of All Kinds of Animal Pets
Author: Frances N. Chrystie
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1953
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxi/272 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "With love to / Daddy, and / thanks for / starting me out / on my enthusiasm / for animals. / Frances."

Volume is bound in lime green cloth with stamped red lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains numerous textual illustrations by Gillett Good Griffin.

Intact dust jacket displays shelfwear, with sunning to spine and light soiling to panels. Minor loss of material is visible at head of spine.

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Lot 3048

$175

Title: Black's Guide to North and South Wales
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1865
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/407 pages plus 48 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce fourteenth edition of this nineteenth-century travel book.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped leatherette with stamped gilt emblems to spine and front cover. Volume is in excellent condition. Book has map endpapers. Index appears on fore-edge of text block. This work contains textual illustrations, plates and fold-out maps.

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Lot 3049

$35

Title: Documents pratiques d'ameublement: ebenisterie, sculpture, tournage
Author: Louis Bertin
Publisher: Emile Thezard, Editeur
City: Dourdan, France
Year: circa 1905
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 30 loose plates
Width: 13.5" Height: 20"
Book Details: Folio contains plates with representations of ornaments of French Gothic style and architectural/sculptural motifs from various periods of French history beginning with the reign of Louis XIV through the Second Empire.
Condition / Notes: This is a title in the third of the series Bibliotheque de l'Ameublement, containg plates numbered 61 to 90.

Antique folio volume is now disbound, with detached taping at spine. Printed paper-covered boards are soiled and show darkening along edges. Rear board displays loss of material. Boards still have laces at fore edges. Title leaf has small tears at edges. Loose plates exhibit occasional marginal smudging./markings and darkening at edges.

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Lot 3050

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on educations and universities shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "First Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the State Normal School to the New Hampshire Legislature, June Session, 1871" (Orren C. Moore, 1871, ex-library) and volumes II and III of "The Ohio Journal of Education" (State Journal Office, 1853/1854, the former with detaching front board, ex-library)

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 3051

$80

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.

Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.


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Lot 3052

$80

Title: Harrison Fisher Girls
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
City: New York
Year: 1914
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is a rare collection of twelve tipped in color plates by celebrated American illustrator Harrison Fisher (July 27, 1877 - January 19, 1934), appearing opposite poems by Shakespeare, Thomas Moore and other authors. Some of these tipped-in illustrations present female portrait studies, while others show the women in a variety of scenes.

Harrison Fisher was a talented American illustrator; his work began appearing in newspapers when he was only sixteen when the San Francisco Call newspaper began buying his sketches. In 1897, Fisher transferred to New York City, and within weeks became a staff artist for Puck Magazine. Fisher made a name for himself in the history of American illustration due to his talent in painting beautiful women. His "Fisher Girl" and, more specifically, his "American Girl," became the epitome of beauty in America during the first quarter of the 20th century. She was feminine and beautiful but also independent and strong. (courtesy of Victoriana)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper boards with stamped gilt lettering and color pastedown to front cover. The volume shows external wear, with soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Volume has illustrated endpapers. Interior is clean and bright. This work contains tipped-in color plates and decorative drawings by Theodore B. Hapgood. The plates are mounted on leaves which have text on verso.
Line borders; title within ornamental border; decorated lining-papers. Artist's facsimile signature appears on final page.


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Lot 3053

$30

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antique technical aviation and railroad ephemera includes a 1969 Italian magazine with photos of contemporary aircraft in black & white and 16 pages of color photos of World War II ships and planes; a booklet of United Airlines route maps from 1958; a 1931 specification brochure of the Sikorsky Amphibion; and extracts from the 1888 report of the U.S. Pacific Railway Commission.

Also included are booklets on lathe operation, a catalog of pipes and fittings from the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, a booklet on woodworking, and "A Cabinetmaker's Guide to Doll House Furniture."

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Condition / Notes: These materials are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 3054

$140

Book Details: This wonderful, large collection of literary history and reference shows a concentration in Irish writers, foremost among them William Butler Yeats; but others are here too, including Seamus Heaney, Flann O'Brien, George Moore, and Samuel Beckett.

Other authors in English (or translation) include Shakespeare, Nabokov, Hardy, Blake, Dante, and Wallace Stevens. Many of these books are in hardcover with their original dust-jackets. One of the gems in this lot is a complete three-volume set of "The One Thousand and One Arabian Nights," in the original translation by Sir Richard Burton with notes. These handsome books are housed in slip-cases.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Please note that some of the books show underlining or highlighting.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $65.50
Lot 3055

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Pirates' Priest: The Life of Pere Labat in the West Indies, 1693-1705" (Jarrolds, 1965, in dust jacket), "The Gam: Being a Group of Whaling Stories" (Newcomb & Causs, 1913) by Capt. Charles Henry Robbins, and "Eloge de la navigation hollandaise au XVIIe siecle: tableaux, dessins et gravures de la mer et de ses rivages dans la Collection Frits Lugt" (Fondation Custodia, 1989).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 3056

$20

Details: Complete runs of all twelve issues of "Railroad" magazine for both 1950 and 1951 constitute this lot. Featuring colorful covers and period black and white graphics, this magazine appealed to train buffs at a time when railroads were still an essential form of public transportation. Although many articles give technical specifics on locomotives and other operational details, some acknowledge the threat posed by the burgeoning airline industry.

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Condition / Notes: These periodicals are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $19.50
Lot 3057

$25

Title: The Young Lady's Accidence: or, a Short and Easy Introduction to English Grammar. Designed Principally for the Use of Young Learners, More Especially Those of the Fair Sex, Though Proper for Either
Author: Caleb Bingham - Caleb Bingham was a textbook author of late 18th-century New England, whose works were also influential into the 19th and 20th. Among his most influential works were books on oratory, or public speaking. A native of Salisbury, Connecticut, he spent much of his career in Boston, Massachusetts as a publisher and bookseller. Brigham was educated at Dartmouth College and valedictorian of his class of 1782. He also taught at the College.
Publisher: Printed by Samuel T. Armstrong
City: Boston
Year: 1815
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 60 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue paper-covered boards with leather backstrip. Book shows external wear, with loss of paper cover to front board and minor loss of cover to rear board. Binding is sound. Pages display light foxing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3058

$70

Details: This diverse collection of vintage and antique estate ephemera includes many literary pamphlets and booklets, with the writings of Mark Twain, Francis Thompson, Henry James, Edward Arlington Robinson, Ambrose Bierce, Cotton Mather, Robert Burns, and others. Also included is material about the history of Cape Ann in Massachusetts, with booklets on Gloucester and Rockport in particular. Also present are educational materials, highlighting the work of John Dewey, and including works on geology, a history of the New Deal, and "The Agreement of Science and Religion." Miscellaneous items include an antique history of Mitchell, South Dakota; the program from the Yale Glee Club's 1929 Christmas trip; a 1929 Eastern Star directory, and a book of advice for farmers on how to avoid swindles.

Most charming are a pocket-sized, leather-covered "Baby Bird-Finder" and hundreds of pro-union stickers honoring Labor Day. Also included is an undated notice from the IRS about the registration of firearms.

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Condition / Notes: This material is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 3059

$110

Details: These three Ku Klux Klan items date from the 1920s, the era of the Klan's largest membership and greatest influence in American politics. Included in this collection is a 1927 copy of the Constitution and Laws of the Women of the Ku Klux Klan, and a membership application for that organization. Add to this is a piece of sheet music, copyright 1922, titled "Mystic City," a Klan anthem that affirms the organization's tenets.

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Please note the holes in the application, which is preserved in a plastic sleeve.


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Lot 3060

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the antique magazine compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This volume of "Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine" contains issues from January to December, 1869. This work is well illustrated, with a number of well-preserved color fashion plates, as well as in-text and full-page b&w illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Spine cover is detached at front edge and shows significant wear. Covers exhibit light soiling. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings, with numerous fold-out plates, a number displaying bright color illustration.

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Lot 3061

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique literary works in original jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are first editions of "Talk" (Harper & Brothers, 1924) by Emanie N. Sachs, "The Arm-Chair at the Inn" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912) by F. Hopkinson Smith, "The Gilded Chrysalis: A Novel" (Duffield & Company, 1914) by Gertrude Pahlow, and "Where Nothing Ever Happens" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1935) by Lee Shippey.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 3062

$45

Book Details: Antiquarian books on British history constitute this lot, which includes decorative and leather-bound volumes. Included are the "Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey" in a two-volume set; along with historical guides to London, Oxford, and "Cheshire Village Memories." "Here and There in Two Hemispheres," which is signed by the author, James D. Law, contains personal accounts of the famous people and histories of places in Scotland and England. Law also narrates his travels in Lancaster County, PA and other places in the U.S., and meetings with famous Americans.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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