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Lot 3094

$225

Title: Loidis and Elmete; or, an Attempt To Illustrate the Districts Described in Those Words by Bede; and Supposed To Embrace the Lower Portions of Aredale and Wharfdale, together with the Entire Vale of Calder, in the County of York
Author: Thomas Dunham Whitaker - Thomas Dunham Whitaker was an English clergyman and topographer.

Publisher: Robinson, Son, and Holdsworth, and John Hurst
City: Leeds / Wakefield, England
Year: 1816
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 404 pages plus 2 pages of directions to the binder
Width: 11.5" Height: 17.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine panels. Book shows external wear, with scuffing and light soiling to covers. Spine labels display chipp8ing and narrow cracking. Minor loss of material is visible at outside corners. Binding is firm, with reinforced hinges. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Antique armorial bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages exhibit scattered (light) foxing. This lavishly illustrated work contains an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, color title vignette, as well as many additional plates, textual illustrations and decorative initial letters. Book also presents a number of double-page and fold-out family trees.

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Lot 3095

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Aunt Louisa's Sunday Picture Book by uncredited author - Dated circa 1870 by uncredited - This book contains illustrations of the "Joseph and His Brethren," "The Story of King David," "The Wonders of Providence" and "The Proverbs of Solomon."

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Elaborate gilt and black ornamental designs are stamped to front cover. Book shows substantial external wear, with black tape along edges of front cover and spine. Covers display light soiling. Hinges have been reinforced. Pastedowns and several versos of plates have pencil markings and doodling. Pages are foxed. One of the plates has loss of lower outside corner and another plate (Joseph Story) has closed tear across lower half. Initial blank page has crude tape repair to tear. Color plates are quite bright.
- Aunt Louisa's Holiday Guest by uncredited author, uncredited author - Dated circa 1880 by uncredited - Contains the stories "Dame Trot and Her Cat," "The Good Children," "Bruin the Bear" and "Home for the Holidays."

Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Elaborate ornamental designs in black and gilt are stamped on front cover, including pictorial design representing girl and boy at center of cover. Book shows significant external wear, with a portion of lower spine cover sewn to front cover and tearing at ends of spine. Covers display light soiling. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners of boards. Boards are detaching. Pages exhibit foxing and occasional pencil markings. Colored engraved plates are bright. This work contains 14 single page and 4 double-page colored engraved plates.


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Lot 3096

$70

Details: This 1915 baseball card was #167 printed for Cracker Jack, and shows Clark Griffith, manager of the Washington Americans.

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Condition / Notes: This card has not been professionally graded. It shows a light crease (below the word "players"), and some overall staining and soiling, particularly on the bottom half of the card.

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Lot 3097

$35

Title: The Lockwood Concern: A Novel
Author: John O'Hara
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 407 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition first printing of this novel. This is copy number 290 of 300. Author's signature appears on limitation page.

Volume is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and facsimile signature to front cover. Book is in excellent condition, preserved in original glassine cover and slightly-shelfworn slipcase.

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Lot 3098

$140

Details: This collection of antique sheet music is as collectible as it is beautifully preserved. Five of the pieces date from the late 19th century, including a "galop" "Dedicated to the Class of 1875 Yale College." Two other notable items in this group are "The Boston Herald Two-Step March" and "Denny Murphy's Daughter Nell," which has a pretty, chromolithograph cover.

Fifteen items date from the first two decades of the twentieth century, and include several popular ragtime pieces. All of these have attractive, often colorful, covers with striking graphics.

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Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in very good condition. Each piece is individually preserved in a clear plastic envelope.

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Lot 3099

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the compilation of issues of the Amateur Press shown in the corresponding image(s). These issues, bound in three quarter leather over blue cloth, contain the first three years of this monthly publication. This magazine is an example of the juvenile literature in late 19th-century America. The seventh issue of the first year (April 1, 1886) presents what purports to be a facsimile of a letter by Horation Alger Jr offering an (tepid?) endorsement of the journal.

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Condition / Notes: Volume displays mild external wear, with rubbing to edges. Well-preserved issues are clean and without markings.

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Lot 3100

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake" shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Concordance to Finnegans Wake" (University Microfilms /University of Minnesota Press, 1963, in wrappers), a first printing of the third edition of Roland McHugh's "Annotations to Finnegans Wake" (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006), a first edition of McHugh's "The Finnegans Wake Experience" (Irish Academic Press, 1981, in dust jacket), and a first printing of "James Joyce's Scribbledehobble: The Ur-Workbook for Finnegans Wake" (Northwestern U. P., 1961, in dust jacket) signed by editor Thomas E. Connolly.

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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 3101

$250

Book Details: These sixteen handsome large format books document the history of British sports cars. Brands covered include Healey, Aston Martin, Triumph, Lagonda, and Austin Healey. All are hardcovers, and most are profusely illustrated with black & white and color photographs. They come with their original dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in very good or excellent condition.

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Lot 3102

$20

Details: This collection of philatelic materials includes vintage domestic and foreign stamps, stamp albums, collecting guides, and equipment. Carefully sorted and organized stamps fill one large shoebox, and a cigar box is filled with stamps in panes and large plates. A hardcover 1955 Minkus stamp album is about 25% full. The Postal Service stamp guide is dated 2006. Also included are pocket stock books, a large assortment of Christmas seals, and some non-postal stamps, including one from 1972 promoting the Republican party as the "Generation of Peace."

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Condition / Notes: This material is all in very good condition.

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Lot 3103

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of painting shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Italian Recollections: Dutch Painters of the Golden Age" (The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1990, in wrappers) by Frederik J. Dupare & Linda L. Graif, "Tropical Renaissance: North American Artists Exploring Latin America, 1839-1879" (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989, in wrappers) by Katherine Emma Manthorne, and "American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885-1915" (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994, 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 3104

$55

Title: Fourscore: An Autobiography
Author: Robert Grant - Robert Grant was an American author and a jurist who participated in a review of the Sacco and Vanzetti trial a few weeks before their executions.

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1934
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 413 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait.

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Lot 3105

$140

Title: The Works of Josephus. With Great Diligence Revised and Amended according to the Excellent French Translation of Monsieur Arnauld D'Andilly. Also the Embassy of Philo Judaeus to the Emperor Caius Caligula. Never Translated before. With the References of the Scripture, a New Map of the Holy Land, and Divers Copper-Plates Serving to Illustrate the History
Author: Flavius Josephus - Titus Flavius Josephus, also called Joseph ben Matityahu, was a 1st-century Romano-Jewish historian and hagiographer who was born in Jerusalem - then part of Roman Judea - to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry.

He initially fought against the Romans during the First Jewish-Roman War as the head of Jewish forces in Galilee, until surrendering in 67 to Roman forces led by Vespasian after the six-week siege of Jotapata. Josephus claims the Jewish Messianic prophecies that initiated the First Roman-Jewish War made reference to Vespasian becoming Emperor of Rome. In response Vespasian decided to keep Josephus as a hostage and interpreter. After Vespasian did become Emperor in 69 he granted Josephus his freedom at which time Josephus assumed the emperor's family name of Flavius.

Flavius Josephus fully defected to the Roman side and was granted Roman citizenship, and became an advisor and friend of Vespasian's son Titus. He served as an advisor and translator to Titus when Titus led the Siege of Jerusalem, and after failing to convince the leaders of the Jewish revolt to surrender, lead to the Siege of Jerusalem which resulted in the city's destruction and the looting and destruction of Herod's Temple (Second Temple) .

Josephus recorded Jewish history, with special emphasis on the 1st century AD and the First Jewish-Roman War, including the Siege of Masada, but the imperial patronage of his work has sometimes caused it to be characterized as pro-Roman propaganda.

His most important works were "The Jewish War" (c. 75) and "Antiquities of the Jews" (c. 94)."The Jewish War" recounts the Jewish revolt against Roman occupation (66-70). "Antiquities of the Jews" recounts the history of the world from a Jewish perspective for an ostensibly Roman audience. These works provide valuable insight into 1st century Judaism and the background of Early Christianity., Philo of Alexandria - Philo of Alexandria, a Hellenized Jew also called Judaeus Philo, is a figure that spans two cultures, the Greek and the Hebrew. When Hebrew mythical thought met Greek philosophical thought in the first century B.C.E. it was only natural that someone would try to develop speculative and philosophical justification for Judaism in terms of Greek philosophy. Thus Philo produced a synthesis of both traditions developing concepts for future Hellenistic interpretation of messianic Hebrew thought, especially by Clement of Alexandria, Christian Apologists like Athenagoras, Theophilus, Justin Martyr, Tertullian, and by Origen. (Courtesy of Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Translor: Arnauld d'Andilly, Thomas Lodge
Publisher: Abel Roper
City: London
Year: 1676
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 854 pages plus 33 unnumbered pages containg table of chapters and index
Width: 9.75" Height: 14.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and stamped lettering to spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to covers. Spine lettering has completely faded. Binding is firm, with reinforced hinges. Pastedowns display darkening to borders. Front pastedown has small stain at lower margin. Volume lacks preliminary pages, with portion of title page pasted onto leaf with backing. Title page lacks printed material relating to publication. Annotations in ink can be seen on lightly-soiled title page. First hundred pages display ever diminishing water marking to fore edge. Pages 783-786 have large stain (text still entirely legible). Pages otherwise show only sporadic light foxing. This work has a small number of in-text and full-page illustrations. This book does not have map.

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Lot 3106

$45

Title: Thirteenth Annual Report of the Department of Public Works to the City Council of the City of Chicago, for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 1888
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Cameron, Amberg & Co., Printers
City: Chicago
Year: 1889
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 541 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume lacks spine cover and has detached boards. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. This work contains a number of well-preserved fold-out plates.

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Lot 3107

$40

Title: Western Words: A Dictionary of the Range, Cow Camp and Trail
Author: Ramon F. Adams
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
City: Norman, Oklahoma
Year: 1944
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/182 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Author's signature appears on front flyleaf.

Volume is bound in gray cloth with gilt lettering against green background and green lettering at foot of spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

Price-clipped dust jacket displays shelfwear, with staining along lower portion of fore edge of rear panel. Light soiling to covers and creasing to front flap are visible.

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Lot 3108

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books on the history of sports and athletics shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of "Lou: Winning at Illinois" (Sagamore Publishing, 1989, in dust jacket) signed by author Lou Henson, "Vitale: Just Your Average Bald, One-Eyed Basketball Wacko Who Beat the Ziggy and Became a PTP'er" (Simon and Schuster, 1988, in dust jacket) by Dick Vitale, and a first printing of "Up Close and in Your Face with the Greats, Near-Greats and Ingrates of Sports" (Hyperion, 1993) by Roy Firestone.

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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 3109

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on books and works on literary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Closing Years of Dean Swift's Life; With Remarks on Stella, and on Some of His Writings Hitherto Unnoticed" (Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1849), a first edition of "The Cap of Youth: Being the Love Romance of Robert Louis Steventson" (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1927, in dust jacket) by John A. Steuart, a first printing of "The Elder Henry James" (The Macmillan Company, 1934, in dust jacket), and a limited edition of "Samuel Butler and His Family Relations" (J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, 1926, in dust jacket) by R. S. Garnett.

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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 3110

$25

Title: The Cartulary of Darley Abbey
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Reginald R. Darlington
Publisher: Printed by Titus Wilson & Son, Ltd.
City: Kendal, England
Year: 1945
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in dark blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show mild external wear, with white spotting to front cover of second volume. Binding is firm. Foxing appears on endpapers. Previous owner's name and date of July, 1999 appear on front flyleaf. Front hinge of first volume displays wormholes. Pages exhibit occasional foxing. A small number of pages have pencil underlining.

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Lot 3111

$140

Details: This collection of pre-World War II toy train cars includes a Lionel #657 caboose, a #655 boxcar with sliding doors, an orange passenger car, a Dorfan Lines Pennsylvania RR boxcar also with sliding doors, and a green Pennsy hopper car.

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Condition / Notes: These cars in generally good working condition, although they show variable evidence of age and enjoyable use.

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Lot 3112

$175

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 Companion to Joyce Studies" (Greenwood Press, 1984, with underlining and highlighting) by Zack Bowen and James F. Carens, "Joyce's Ulysses: The Larger Perspective" (University of Delaware Press, 1987, in dust jacket, small stain to fore edge of text block) and "Gestural Politics: Stereotype and Parody in James Joyce" (State University of New York Press, 2000) by Christy L. Burns.

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Condition / Notes: Unless otherwise noted, books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 3113

$130

Details: There are three antique or vintage items in this lot. Prettiest are the mother-of-pearl opera glasses made by Lemaire (F1) of Paris, in their original, fitted leather case embellished with a small Napoleonic bee on the brass clasp. Most useful is the battery ammeter manufactured by Manhattan Electrical Supply, also in its original leather case. The military medals commemorate U.S. Navy service in the Occupation of Europe after World War II, and are intact in their original box.

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Condition / Notes: These items all appear to be in very good condition. It is not known if the ammeter works.

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Lot 3114

$175

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Eight volumes are hardcover; four have a plastic comb binding, all in original shrnk-wrap. These are new books in excellent condition.

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Lot 3115

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique automobile travel guides shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this collection are "Automobile Green Book, Volume 1" (Scarborough Motor Guide Company, 1924), "Northeastern Offician AAA Tour Book" (American Automobile Association, 1929), and volumes I and II of "Official Automobile Blue Book 1923: Standard Touring Guide of America" (Automobile Blue Books, Inc., 1923).

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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 3116

$140

Book Details: These fourteen handsome large format books document the history of two superb Italian sports car companies, Lamborghini and Ferrari. Particular books focus on the Ferrari 308, the Lamborghini Countach, and the Lamborghini Miura. All volumes are hardcovers, and are profusely illustrated with black & white and color photographs. They come with their original dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in very good or excellent condition.

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Lot 3117

$50

Title: The Courtship of Miles Standish
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", "The Song of Hiawatha," and "Evangeline." He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were "Voices of the Night" (1839) and "Ballads and Other Poems" (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns from her dress catching fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882.

Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers
City: Indianapolis
Year: 1903
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 152 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by American artist and illustrator Howard Chandler Christy on title page.

Antique volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Bright stamped black, red and white decorative design by Christy appears in lower half of front cover. Book show light external wear, with mild soiling to covers. Binding is cracked at half title page. Interior is clean and bright. This work contains numerous full-page color & b&w illustrations.

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Lot 3118

$40

Title: The Crime of Dr. Garine
Author: Boris Sokoloff
Publisher: Covici Friede Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 144 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "Stories that are based on actuality, since the author took part in their thrilling drama. The tales are thoroughly Russian in spirit, yet they differ from those of the other Russian masters. The problems are interpreted by a modern scientific mind, and the vague intuitive method is superseded by a direct incisive treatment. There is a certain brutality throughout, and some of the characters are distinctly pathological, but the horror is quiet and restrained, and human tragedies unfold relentlessly beneath the restless movement of the plot. There is a remarkable combination of action and psychology. Theodore Dreiser has written a sympathetic and finely critical introduction. He says: "To those of philosophical or psychological bent, I strongly recommend the tales. There is something about them that is different and new. Not only that, but they are a very sane and forceful return to the pre-revolutionary psychology of the Russian masters."" (from dust jacket text)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with printed paper spine label. Book shows light external wear, Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with woodcuts by Roger VanGindertael and contains an introduction by Theodore Dreiser.

Intact dust jacket shows minor loss at top of spine panel and to upper corners of front panel. Taping can be seen at outside corners and along bottom edge of rear panel. Jacket is preserved in mylar.

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Lot 3119

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books on philosophy and psychology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Third Force: The Psychology of Abraham Maslow" (Grossman Publishers, 1970, in dust jacket) signed by author Frank G. Goble, a first printing of "Man and His Lifebelts" (The WIlliams & WIlkins Company, 1938, in dust jacket) by E. T. Bell, and "The Phenomenological Philosophy of Merleau-Ponty" (Duquesne University Press, 1963, in soiled dust jacket) by Remy C. Kwant

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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 3120

$175

Details: This baseball card is #581, and shows two "rookie stars" of the New York Mets 1967 season: pitchers Bill Denehy and Tom Seaver, hero of the 1969 World Series.

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Condition / Notes: This card has not been professionally graded, but has been carefully preserved. It is in a hard plastic case, and was not removed for photographing. The card is in overall very good condition. Corners are very crisp, and the card is very clean.

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Lot 3121

$225

Book Details: These fourteen handsome large format books document the history of the classic British sports car, the MG, and Morgan, its parent company. One volume focuses on MG and Austin Healey Spridgets; others on the postwar period when American GIs brought them back to the U.S. and the brand thrived both at home and abroad. All are hardcovers, and most are profusely illustrated with black & white and color photographs. They come with their original dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in very good or excellent condition.

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Lot 3122

$40

Details: This large, handsome, original French recruiting poster for World War I shows a departing soldier waving good-bye to his family. Printed in three colors, it measures 31" x 45". It is dated 1915, and signed "Roulbol."

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Condition / Notes: This poster was folded for many years, and has noticeable creases, some of which have torn.

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Lot 3123

$60

Book Details: Some of the books in this sizable collection of vintage and antiquarian theology are signed. The lot is notable for its Judaica, including (but not limited to) several books on Jews in the Soviet Union. The Catholic Revival of the first half of the twentieth century is explored, and are partnered by Cardinal John Henry Newman's two-volume "The Via Media." Several volumes are dedicated to exegesis of the Bible's Old Testament, while others focus on Christ or St. Paul. One large volume examines the evolving relationship between Christianity and society, from the earliest days of the religion to the present.

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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 3124

$35

Title: Poems
Author: William Cullen Bryant - William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.
Publisher: E. Bliss
City: New York
Year: 1832
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 240 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with blue cloth backstrip. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and loss to printed paper spine label. Binding is firm. Foxing can be seen on endpapers. Neatly written gift inscription and date of 1832 appear on blank preliminary page. Pages display sporadic light foxing.

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