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Lot 3063

$225

Title: Errett Lobban Cord: His Empire, His Motor Cars: Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg
Author: Griffith Borgeson
Publisher: Automobile Quarterly Publications
City: Princeton
Year: 1984
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 279 pages
Width: 17.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a deluxe author-signed limited edition of this work. This is copy number 1779 of 2500. Author's signature appears on limitation page.

Oblong volume is bound in full leather over beveled boards, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and armorial design to front cover. Text block has gilt edges. Book is in excellent condition. This work is lavishly illustrated with b&w and color photographs.

Leather-bound clamshell case is also in excellent condition.

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Lot 3064

$45

Title: The Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Alan Sutton
City: Gloucester
Year: 1987
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce complete photographic reproduction in reduced format of the revised and enlarged edition of "The Complete Peerage" published between 1910 and 1959.

Set is bound in dark green wrappers. Books are in excellent condition. Slipcase shows light shelfwear.

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Lot 3065

$20

Title: A Fish Dinner in Memison
Author: E. R. Eddison - Eric Rucker Eddison was an English civil servant and author, writing under the name "E.R. Eddison."

Eddison is best known for the early romance "The Worm Ouroboros" (1922) and for three volumes set in the imaginary world Zimiamvia, known as the Zimiamvian Trilogy: "Mistress of Mistresses" (1935), "A Fish Dinner in Memison" (1941), and "The Mezentian Gate" (1958).
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1941
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 349 pages plus map
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: "A Fish Dinner in Memison" is the second novel in the Zimiamvian Trilogy by Eric Rücker Eddison.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this novel. This is copy number 41 of 998.


Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering against black background on spine label. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with light rubbing to covers and green tape across lower portion of spine. Rear hinge is cracked. Library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Name of library is blindstamped at bottom of title page. Title page also displays pencil annotations. Pages are clean and without markings. Full-page map appears at rear of volume.

This work has an introduction by James Stephens.

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Lot 3066

$45

Title: Manuel de l'amateur de reliures amoriees francaises
Author: Eugene Olivier, Georges Hermal, R. de Roton
Publisher: Ch. Bosse
City: Paris
Year: 1925-1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 12 Complete: No
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: The most elaborate and comprehensive armorial and biographical dictionary of French armigerous book collectors down to the twentieth century. The work is an essential supplement to a French national biography. Plates ("planches") reproduce unidentified arms, though some of these are identified in the preface to the Index, some others reproduce the arms of cities etc., the vast majority the various versions of coats-of-arms used on the bindings of their owners, whose succinct biographies are given in every case. The title of the book, on the binding of which a particular version of the owner's arms is found, is given in full, together with its present or recent whereabouts. The work is arranged according to the fundamental heraldic configurations: bandes & barres (bends and bars), chevrons, croix (saltire), meubles (charges), and made accessible by an elaborate index volume
Condition / Notes: This collection contains volumes 2-10, 12-14.Sheets are loose, as issued, in paper chemises and glassine wraps. Volume 4 lacks chemise.

Content is as follows:

2e série (chevrons). 1re partie: planches 120 à 228. - 1925, planches 120 à 228 ; 3e série (chevrons). 2e partie: planches 229 à 831. - 1925, 13 p., pl. ; 4e série (chevrons). 3e partie: planches 332 à 440. - 1925 ; 5e série (Fasces) 1re partie: planches 441 à 563. - 1925, 146 p. ; 6e série (Fasces) 2e partie: planches 564 à 681. 1926, non pag. 7e série. Fasces (3e partie). Pals. Croix (1re partie). Planches 682 à 781. - , 14 p. et planches. [9310] ; 8e série (Croix (2e partie). - 1926, pl. 782 à 890 ; 9e série Croix (3e parties Sautoirs. - 1926, 12 p., et pl. 891 à 990 ; 10e série. Meubles. 1e partie... - 1927, 12 p., et pl. 991 à 1088 ; 12e série (meubles). Troisième partie. Planches 1188 à 1283. - 1928. (12 mars.) In-4, 14 p. et planches. ; 13e série (meubles). Quatrième partie. Planches 1284 à 1383. - 1928, 13 p., pl. ; 14e série = Meubles = 5e partie Pl. 1384 à 1475

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Lot 3067

$70

Title: LSD: Trip or Trap?
Author: Lindsay R. Curtis
Publisher: Texas Alcohol Narcotics Education, Inc.
City: Dallas
Year: 1971
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 30 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Stapled-bound booklet has wrappers with red and yellow psychedelic designs. Title appears in black lettering on two front sides of white cube that appears on front cover. Front cover has name written in upper left corner and price update in upper right corner. Binding is sound. Underling in blue ink can be seen on most pages. Profusely illustrated with color drawings by Douglas Dillard.

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Lot 3068

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage books on theater and film shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Charlie Chaplin" (Henry Schuman, 1951) inscribed and signed by author Theodore Huff, and "The Strongman: A True Life Pictorial History of the Hercules of the Screen Joe Bonomo" (Bonomo Studios Inc., 1968, in dust jacket) signed by Joe Bonomo.

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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 3069

$120

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian books provides insight into the development of American education, with a large collection of references and textbooks, particularly from the first half of the 19th century. Included are volumes on grammar and rhetoric, history, Latin, geography, "readers," and several branches of mathematics. One 1849 volume offers an alternative to shape-note singing for sight-reading hymns. Other books included one volume of James G. Blaine's memoir of his "Twenty Years in Congress," a history of the Spanish-American War, and a guide to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, 1876.

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

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 3070

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on upstate New York history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The First Hundred Years of the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce" (Foster & Stewart Publishing Corp., 1945) signed by co-author Lloyd Graham, and Arthur Judson Brewster's "Memories of Clinton Square & Other Tales of Syracuse" (Syracuse U.P., 1951, in dust jacket).

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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 3071

$100

Title: Parisian Art and Artists
Author: Henry Bacon -
Henry Bacon was an American painter and author.

Henry A. Bacon was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts in 1839. During the American Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army on 16 July 1861 and acted as a field artist for Frank Leslie's Weekly while he served as a soldier within the 13th Massachusetts Infantry. Badly wounded at Bull Run, he was discharged on 19 December 1862.

In 1864, he went to Paris, with his first wife Elizabeth Lord, to study figure painting. He was admitted to the National School of Fine Arts and was one of Alexandre Cabanel's scholars.

Bacon died in Cairo, Egypt in 1912.(biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 239 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs stamped to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Hinges are cracked. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Numerous textual and full-page illustrations offer reproductions of works by Manet, John Singer Sargent, Henri Gervex, Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, and Madeleine Lemaire.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 3072

$15

Details: There are four vintage football cards dating from the 1970s in this collection, all of them from Topps. Two are for Buffalo Bills running back O.J. Simpson: #260 from 1971, and the large format #24 from 1969.

One card, #162 (1970), shows Larry Csonka, running back for the Miami Dolphins. The last card is #450 (1980), showing Steve Largent, wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks.

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Condition / Notes: The large O.J. Simpson card shows creasing in the middle. The other cards show no creases or tears. Corners on the small cards show light to moderate wear.

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Lot 3073

$110

Title: Tales of a Traveller
Author: Washington Irving - Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." in 1819. He continued to publish regularly-and almost always successfully-throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Francis Jeffrey, and Charles Dickens. As America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession, and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement.
Publisher: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1835
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce third American edition of this work.

Antique set is bound in full leather. Front board of first volume is detached, rear volume is detaching. Second volume has detached rear volume and loose front board. First volume lacks spine label and displays loss to spine cover. Text blocks are intact. Previous owner's name appears at top margin of front flyleaf of first volume. Pages exhibit foxing.

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Lot 3074

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on James Joyce shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of ""Dear, Dirty Dublin": A City in Distress, 1899-1916" (University of California Press, 1982, in price-clipped dust jacket) by Joseph V. O'Brien, "Wake Rites: The Ancient Irish RItuals of Finnegans Wake" (University of Florida Press, 2005, with highlighting) by George Cinclair Gibson, and "Joyce's Book of the Dark: Finnegans Wake" (The University of Wisconsin Press, 1987).

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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. Please note that a number of the books in this lot have highlighting and/or annotations.


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Lot 3075

$15

Title: General Index to the Collection of State Trials Compiled by T. B. Howell, and T. J. Howell, Esqrs.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: David Jardine, T. B. Howell, T. J. Howell
Publisher: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green and 9 others
City: London
Year: 1828
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 345 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: "This Compilation...consists of two Tables, alphabetically arranged; the first being a Table of Names, with a short abstract, under each name, of the contents of the work, so far as they relate to the individual to whom the name belongs, and a reference to the passages in which he is mentioned: the second being a Table of Principal Matters, containing references to the leading subjects, as well as the points of law, arguments, and other circumstances, incidentally mentioned throughout the whole Collection. The heads of reference in both these Tables have been made as numerous and particular as possible, in order to afford a large number of such points as may most probably occur to the memory of the Reader, and by which he may be guided directly to the object of his search. A Table of Parallel Reference has been added, for the purpose of rendering the Index applicable to Hargrave's State Trials, as well as to the Octavo Edition."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is preserved in brown cloth cover with printed spine label. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with small paper label at mid-section. Binding is firm. Library bookplate appears on verso of front cover. Library markings are visible on title page. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 3076

$55

Title: Waiting for Winter
Author: John O'Hara
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1966
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/466 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition first printing of this collection of short stories. This is copy number 85 of 300. Author's signature appears on limitation page.

Volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition and preserved in original glassine dust jacket and slipcase.

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Lot 3077

$50

Book Details: The works of three important American photographers are beautifully reproduced in these large-format books, which locates them in the history of the genre. Titles include Ansel Adams' portrait of the University of California, "Fiat Lux;" Mary Ellen Mark's, "American Odyssey," and the pioneering "Alvin Langdon Coburn: Photographs 1900-1924."

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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 3078

$140

Details: This antique tobacco baseball trading card is a 1909 T206 Sweet Caporal 150 featuring Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie. This card has not been professionally graded, but it has been carefully preserved. It measures 1-7/16" x 2-5/8".

Condition / Notes: This card is in remarkably good condition. The corners are rounded, but it has not been creased, and shows only light soiling and little wear.

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Lot 3079

$60

Details: Nineteenth century ladies' fans are prominent in this lot of antique estate collectibles and ephemera. The smallest of the fans is made of die-cut celluloid threaded with ribbon, with ribs only 5" long. Next in size one made of wood and paper hand-painted in Japan, with ribs 8.5" long. Another hand-painted fan is made of silk mounted on ivory ribs, which are 12" long. This fan is decorated with a lavish amount of ivory silk ribbon. The last one is a plain, black mourning fan, made of bombazine mounted on glossy wooden ribs. It is fitted with a length of black silk ribbon, and is 11.5" long.

Also included in this lot is a pressed glass window pane with a daisy pattern. The pane measures 5" x 4", and has turned the lavender, "sun purple" shade characteristic of manganese glass. With it is a school book on drawing from the 1920s, a pocket-sized New Testament in its original box, and three empty cardboard boxes. One held a bracelet from the Grana Co. in New York City, one held six silver-plated knives made by the William Rogers Co., and the last one was full of The Three Birds Safety Matches, which were made in Sweden.

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Condition / Notes: Please note that three of the fans are damaged in some way. One guardstick is detached on the celluloid fan; two of the sticks are detached (but present) on the ivory fan; and the fabric and ribs have come apart on the mourning fan. The painted paper fan is intact and undamaged.

The other items in this lot are in generally good, intact condition. The drawing book has ink stains on it, and some pages have been painted with watercolors.

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Lot 3080

$90

Details: There are hundreds of First Day Covers (FDCs) in this vintage collection of philately, all of which date from the 1940s, and 1950s. Many of them are Air Mail envelopes and stamps. Each cover is preserved in its own glassine envelope.

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Condition / Notes: These postal covers are all in excellent condition.

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Lot 3081

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Massachusetts history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of "Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Berkshire County, Massachusetts" (The Lewis Publishing Co., 1906, first volume has detached boards, second volume shows taping to spine), "Town of Weston: The Tax Lists, 1757-1827" (Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1897), and "An Historical Discourse on the Fiftieth Anniversary of the First Baptist Church in Worcester, Mass., Dec. 9th, 1862. With an Appendix." (Henry J. Howland, circa 1863). by Isaac Davis.

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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. These volumes may bear historical society stamps, attachments and/or markings.

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Lot 3082

$15

Title: 85 Jahre Berliner Automobil-Ausstellungen, 1897-1982
Author: Rupert Stuhlemmer
Publisher: Dalton Watson Ltd
City: London
Year: 1982
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 286 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book and illustrated dust jacket are in excellent condition. This work contains numerous b&w photos, facsimile illustrations, and drawings.

Text is in German.

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Lot 3083

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed books on the history of sports shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of Gary Sheffield's "Inside Power" (Crown Publishers, 2007, in dust jacket) and "Bullpen, Bullring, and Bull" (The Colt Press, Publishers, 1961, in dust jacket) by Joe Gootter.

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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 3084

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literary works in decorative dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are first editions of "A Star in Love" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1935) by Berta Ruck, Celia's Choice: How One Girl Solved Solved Her Problems" (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1933) by Edith Vezolles Davis, "Benefits Received" (Minton, Balch & Company, 1932) by Alice Grant Rosman, and "Dagger and Jewels: The Gorgeous Adventures of Benvenuto Cellini. A Romantic Novel" (Dodd, Mead and Company, 1931) by William Dana Orcutt.

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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 3085

$60

Details: This group of pre-World War II model train equipment from Lionel includes accessories, track crossings, switches, and plates, transformers, and other odds and ends.

There are five signaling towers or related devices: a warning sign, a crossing light, a semaphore, a double spotlight, and a three-way signal light. There are two transformers and the innards of an Ives locomotive (without housing).

Also included are instructions and parts envelopes, a nifty, vintage keychain with a working, German-made timer; a March, 1948 edition of "Model Builder," a set of small electrical jumper (?) cables marked "Rite Autotronics," and an unidentified piece of early electronic equipment marked "T-30-9 Univ. Micro. Co. Inglewood CA."

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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.


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Lot 3086

$15

Title: Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, Etc.: A Book of Portraits
Author: Edward Gordon Craig - Edward Henry Gordon Craig, sometimes known as Gordon Craig, was an English modernist theatre practitioner; he worked as an actor, director and scenic designer, as well as developing an influential body of theoretical writings.
Publisher: Herbert S. Stone & Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Book Details: Pictorial work containing 19 plates of English stage actors Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905) and Dame Helen Terry (1847-1928) in different roles they played on the stage.


1)Irving at Bournemouth 1899; 2) Miss Terry, 1899; 3) Irving as "Bill Sykes" in "Oliver Twist," Queen's Theatre, London, 1868; 4) Miss Terry in "London Assurance," 1865; 5) Miss Terry as "Mamillius" in "Winter's Tale," Princess Theatre, London, 1856; 6) Irving as "Robert Macaire"; 7) Miss Terry as "Ophelia"; 8) Irving as "Mephisto"; 9) Miss Terry as "Nance Oldfield"; 10 & 11) 2 plates of Irving as "Louis XI"; 12) Miss Terry as "Imogen"; 13 & 14) 2 plates of Irving as "Lesurques" in "The Lyons Mail"; 15) Miss Terry, Private Portrait; 16) Irving as Robespierre; 17) Mr. Laurence Irving as "Tallien" in "Robespierre"; 18) Miss Terry's Dressing-Room at the Lyceum Theatre, London; 19) Irving, private portrait.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown paper-covered boards with reddish brown lettering to front cover. Book shows heavy staining to covers. Chipping can be seen along spine and at outside corners. Hinges are cracked. Staining is visible at upper portions of endpapers and blank pages at front and rear of volume. Pages display age toning at edges. This pictorial work contains an illustrated title page and 19 well-preserved tipped-in plates, with captions on facing page. Plates are of Henry Irving and HelenTerry in different roles they played on the stage.

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Lot 3087

$60

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 XL, containing material from July 5 to September 27, 1887. 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.

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Lot 3088

$80

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These books are hardcover editions in their original shrink-wrap. All are in excellent condition.

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Lot 3089

$15

Title: The Police Recruit (Police Manual of Physical Training)
Author: Arthur W. Wallander
Publisher: Siebel Press
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 143 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "While this book has been written primarily for the enlightenment and instruction of the guardians of communities and cities - the policemen - it also aims to aid those citizens who realize the necessity and value of maintaining a sound body and an alert mind." (from author's foreword)

This work contains sections on breathing, posture, walking, ventilation, baths, "American art of self defense," treatment of bullies, boxing, calisthenics, marching calisthenics and leg excercises, raising and carrying an unconscious person, drill regulations, care of feet, symptoms of flat foof, swimming, and artificial respiration.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and soiling to covers. Hinges are cracked. Pages display sporadic foxing and occasional marginal smudging. Illustrated with photographic portrait of the author and five additional plates (two of which are double-sided).

Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 3090

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique horticulture books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are
"How To Grow Fine Flowers" (Ralph Printing Company, 1929) by E. H. & R. T. Wilson, "The Flower Garden, or Chapters on Flowers" (Dodd & Mead, Publishers, n.d.) by Charlotte Elizabeth, and "Fruit Growing" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925) by William Henry Chandler.

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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 3091

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on Asian history and culture shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "China, Japan and Korea" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921) by J. O. P. Bland, and a first edition of Chiang Kai-Shek's "China's Destiny & Chinese Economic Theory" (Roy Publishers, 1947, dust jacket showing loss at edges) by Chiang Kai-Shek.

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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 3092

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on missionary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the string-bound pictorial work "In and about Mahoba: A Message" (uncredited publisher, circa 1895) and "Diary Letters: A Missionary Trip through the West Indies and to South America" (God's Revivalist Office, circa 1918, in soiled wrappers) by Mrs. M. W. Knapp.

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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 3093

$40

Title: Horae Decanicae Rurales: Being an Attempt To Illustrate by a Series of Notes and Extracts, the Name and Title, the Origin, Appointment, and Functions, Personal and Capitular, of Rural Deans. With a Few Incidental Remarks on the Rise and Decay of Rural Bishops, and on the Incardination of Parochial Clergy. To Which Is Added, an Approach of Documents, Ancient and Modern
Author: uncredited author
Editor: William Dansey
Publisher: J. Bohn, G. & F. Rivington, J. Cochran, J. Bohn
City: London
Year: 1835
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Stamped gilt emblem appears on front covers. Binding of first volume is detached at rear hinge. Books show moderate external wear, with rubbing and minor chipping at edges. This work is illustrated with decorative initial letters and vignettes.

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