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Lot 3156

$30

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 a first edition of "Home in These Hills: Being a Pictorial Essay and Commentary on Time and Living in the Valley and Hills of the Chemung Country of New York State" (Self-Published, 1949, in shelf-worn slipcase) signed by author Carleton Burke, "One Day in Ithaca: May 17, 1988" (Ithaca Centennial, Inc., 1989, in wrappers) signed by editor Carol Kammen, and "Forgotten Stories of the Finger Lakes: Dramatic Tales of Fact and Legend" (Self-Published, 1954). Also present are 5 titles by Arch Merrill, all 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.

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 3157

$300

Title: The Works of Shakspere
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including "Hamlet", "King Lear," "Othello," and "Macbeth", considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
Editor: Charles Knight - Charles Knight was an English publisher, editor and author.

The son of a bookseller and printer at Windsor, he was apprenticed to his father. On completion of his indentures he took up journalism and had an interest in several newspaper speculations, including the Windsor, Slough and Eton Express.

In 1823, in conjunction with friends he had made as publisher (1820-1821) of The Etonian, he started Knight's Quarterly Magazine, to which Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Derwent Coleridge and Thomas Macaulay contributed. It lasted for only six issues, but it made Knight's name as publisher and author, beginning a career which lasted over forty years. One of his early publications was the diary of the naval chaplain Henry Teonge (c. 1620-1690).

In 1827 Knight was forced to give up publishing, and became the superintendent of the publications of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, for which he projected and edited The British Almanack and Companion, begun in 1828. In 1829 he resumed business on his own account with the publication of The Library of Entertaining Knowledge, writing several volumes of the series himself. In 1832 and 1833 he started The Penny Magazine and The Penny Cyclopaedia, both of which had a large circulation. The Penny Cyclopaedia, as a result of the heavy excise duty, was only completed in 1844 at a financial loss.

Besides many illustrated editions of standard works, including in 1842 an edition of the works of William Shakespeare entitled "The Pictorial Shakspere," which had appeared in parts (1838-1841), Knight published a variety of illustrated works, such as "Old England and The Land we Live in" and "The Pictorial Gallery of Arts - Useful Arts," the latter based on the Great Exhibition of 1851. He also undertook the series known as Weekly Volumes, himself contributing the first volume, a biography of William Caxton. Many famous books, Harriet Martineau's "Tales," Anna Brownell Jameson's "Early Italian Painters" and G. H. Lewes's "Biographical History of Philosophy," appeared for the first time in this series.

In 1853 Knight became editor of The English Cyclopaedia, essentially a revision of The Penny Cyclopaedia. Knight also launched the Local Government Chronicle in 1855, and at about the same time he began his "Popular History of England" (8 vols., 1856-1862).

In addition to being the editor and author of Penny Magazine and Penny Cyclopedia, and other popular works, Knight wrote "The Results of Machinery" (1831) and "Knowledge is Power," which was published in 1855. In 1864 he withdrew from the business of publishing, but he continued to write nearly to the close of his long life, authoring "The Shadows of the Old Booksellers" (1865), an autobiography under the title "Passages of a Working Life during Half a Century" (2 vols., 1864-1865), and an historical novel, "Begg'd at Court" (1867)



Publisher: Virtue & Co., Limited
City: London
Year: circa 1875
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 11.5" Height: 15"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio set is bound in red leather with raised bands and elaborate gilt ornamentation. Books show moderate external wear, with minor rubbing and chipping to covers. Minor loss of material appears at foot of second volume. Bindings are firm, with reinforced hinges. Endpapers display darkening and/or spotting to edges. Gilt-edged pages are clean and without markings. Plates may exhibit foxing to margins and/or versos. Tissue guards may also show (more substantial) foxing. Text appears in double columns. Handsomely illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and plates depicting scenes from the dramatic works

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Lot 3158

$55

Book Details: This rich trove of collectible estate books features many recent hardcovers in very good condition with their dust jackets. Among them are works on the Erie Canal and books on Ireland; histories of American cities and regions, such as Washington, D.C., Charleston, Poughkeepsie, and the James River; biographies of Napoleon and Wellington, an edition of "A Christmas Carol" illustrated by Arthur Rackham, and a children's collaboration between the poet Randall Jarrell and illustrator Maurice Sendak. Other excellent books which may not have dust jackets include two on the 16th century Italian skeptic Giordano Bruno, Robert Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy," one by James Joyce's friend, Oliver St. John Gogarty.

Also included is a complete set of the classic 1960s TV series, "The Avengers," on DVD.

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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 3159

$55

Details: This antique sheet music lot is as collectible as it is beautifully preserved. There are 27 pieces in this group, all dating from the 1920s. All of these have attractive, often colorful, covers with striking graphics; and as the '20s progress the styles change from more traditionally romantic to a more modern, Art Deco look. Several items are movie tie-ins, including "The Moon is Low" (1930) which features a young Joan Crawford. Broadway is represented by a number from the Fannie Brice musical, "Sweet and Low." Several pieces have a collegiate theme, and the fox trot has clearly replaced earlier musical styles.

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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 3160

$175

Title: Atlante di anatomia dell'uomo
Author: Arnold Bass, C. E. Bock, Giovanni Antonelli
Publisher: Riccardo Marghieri di Gius
City: Naples
Year: 1891
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/147 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is scarce Italian re-edition of the 7th German edition (1890) of C. E. Bock's work, revised and enlarged by Arnold Bass. This edition contains explanatory text by Giovanni Antonelli.

Antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with green cloth spine. Rear board is detached. Spine cover has detached from rear edge. Covers display light staining, rubbing and peeling. Binding is shaken. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with well-preserved color anatomical plates, with names given in Latin.

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Lot 3161

$45

Title: The Ghosts of Slave Driver's Bend
Author: Harry Harrison Kroll - Harry Harrison Kroll was a novelist, short story author, illustrator and professor. Kroll taught English composition and literature at the University of Tennessee at Martin between 1935 and 1958, and at Lincoln Memorial University between 1926 and 1928. At the latter he was a literary catalyst for Appalachian writers Jesse Stuart, Don West, and James Still.
Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company
City: Indianapolis
Year: 1937
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 332 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in pebbled blue cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Endpapers display light foxing. Pages are clean and without markings. Intact illustrated dust jacket exhibits light soiling, with minor staining and creasing to edges of rear panel. Jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 3162

$130

Title: Twice-Told Tales
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne - Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne) was an American novelist and short story writer.

He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled "Fanshawe," in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as "Twice-Told Tales." The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody. He worked at a Custom House and joined Brook Farm, a transcendentalist community, before marrying Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord. "The Scarlet Letter" was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before their return to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, and was survived by his wife and their three children.

Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce.
Publisher: James Munroe and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1845
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/331 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with chipping at ends of spine and very minor loss at corners of front and rear covers. Binding is sound. Text block is intact. Pages display foxing throughout.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 3163

$30

Book Details: This large group of collectible vintage and antiquarian world history is as intriguing as it is wide-ranging. Beginning with a lengthy dissertation on the Bronze Age in Cyprus, the collection's byways include an account of Napoleon's reign and an appreciation of Venice. Memoirs of growing up in Australia are provided by Joan Colebrook and Jill Ker Conway. Books on New Zealand include one on the Maori. Janet Flanner's articles, long a celebrated staple of the "New Yorker," are collected in "An American in Paris." Also included in this lot are books on the Polish labor union Solidarity, the "Peaceful Revolution" in India during the 1950s, studies of post-apartheid South Africa, and the involvement of influential Americans in the cultural and political life of Honduras.

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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 3164

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on pottery shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam House, Leeds: A Catalogue of the Leeds Collection" (Manningham Press, 1976, in dust jacket) by Peter Walton, "The Ceramics of WIlliam H. Grueby: The Spirit of the New Idea in Artistic Handicraft" (Arts & Crafts Quaterly Press, 1993, in dust jacket) by Susan Montgomery, and "The Maiolica of Mexico" (Museum Memorial Hall, 1908) by Edwin Atlee Barber.

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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 3165

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a five-volume set of Washington Iriving's "Life of George Washington" (G. P. Putnam, 1855-1859, with detached boards, lacking spine covers) and "The Romance of History. Spain. Subjects: The Gothick King, the Cavern of Covadonga" (Knowlton & Rice, 1830) by Don T. de Trueba.

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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 3166

$20

Details: Perhaps the most entertaining item in this collection of vintage and antique medical and dental ephemera is the 1931 "Alka-Seltzer Song Book." Other booklets include guides to the use of novocain, the restorative spa and mineral springs at Watkins Glen, and plastic surgery. Also included is "Lydia E. Pinkham's Private Text-Book Upon Ailments Peculiar to Women." Several pamphlets are from the Rochester Dental Study Club.

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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 3167

$90

Book Details: With the exception of several books on Egypt, this large collection of vintage and antiquarian books on world history concentrates on Europe. Studies of nineteenth century England are prominent, particularly biographies of prominent men such as Disraeli and Sir Robert Peel. Also included are works on English towns and landmarks. A two-volume set recounts the struggle toward German unification, and other books trace the events leading to World War I.

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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 3168

$15

Title: An Illustrated History of English Plate Ecclesiastical and Secular in Which the Development of Form and Decoration in the Silver and Gold Work of the British Isles from the Earliest Known Examples to the Latest of the Georgian Period Is Delineated and Described
Author: Charles James Jackson
Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1969
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in dark gray cloth with stamped silver lettering to spines. Books show smudging to endpapers and are otherwise in excellent condition. This work is profusely illustrated, presenting full-page and in-text b&w photographs and drawings.

Price-clipped dust jackets display shelfwear, with small tears at head of spines.

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Lot 3169

$15

Details: Thirty issues of "Railroad" magazine constitute this lot. Included are all twelve issues from 1952, ten issues from 1953, and eight from 1954. 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.


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Lot 3170

$70

Book Details: This group of collectible world history include two volumes from the comprehensive series, "The British Empire Before the American Revolution." These two hardcover, dust-jacketed books cover the years 1748-54. Also in two volumes is "Beatrice Cenci," by Corrado Ricci, in a translation by Morris Bishop. Other interesting or helpful volumes include a biographical encyclopedia of Japan, guides to old London and Paris, an account of life in pre-revolutionary France, works on the race to the North Pole and life among the Inuit, the rivalry between Napoleon and Marie Louise, and an absorbing account of the 200 years the Trevelyan and Macaulay families served in India, during which they accomplished many notable things, and caused or were caught up in crucial events.

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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 3171

$25

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 "Opening Argument of Fred H. Williams and Closing Argument of Hon. Geo. M. Stearns, before the Legislative Committee on Towns, 1888, in favor of the Incorporation of the Town of Beverly Farms" (Press of Stanley & Usher, 1888, with detached front board), "The Mission and Authority of Christ: A Discourse, Delivered at the Dedication of the Universalist Meeting House in Beverly, June 18, 1846" (Christian Freeman Office, 1846) by Sylvanus Cobb, "Reminiscences of the Original Associates and Past Members of the Worcester Fire Society, Begun in an Address by Hon. Levi Lincoln, at the Quarterly Meeting, April 1862, and Continued in an Address by Hon. Isaac Davis, at the Annual Meeting, January 1870. With the Roll of Members from the Commencement to the Present Day" (Chas. Hamilton, 1870), "The Progress of Technical Education including a Quarter-Century Review of the Work of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. An Address" (Press of Charles Hamilton, 1894) Homer T. Fuller, and a two-volume edition of "The Ministry of Taunton, with Incidental Notices of Other Professions" (John P. Jewett & Co., 1853) by Samuel Hopkins Emery.

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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 3172

$15

Details: This baseball card is #8, from Don Mattingly's rookie year in 1984, when he played first base for the New York Yankees.

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Condition / Notes: This card has not been professionally graded, but has been carefully preserved. It is in overall very good condition. Please note that there is a light vertical crease through the brim of Mattingly's cap . Corners are very crisp, and the card is very clean.

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Lot 3173

$50

Title: Children of the Frost
Author: Jack London - John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. He is best remembered as the author of "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang," both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.

London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel, "The Iron Heel" and his non-fiction exposť, "The People of the Abyss."


Publisher: Mills & Boon, Limited
City: London
Year: circa 1915
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 157 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is blue cloth with black lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with discoloration at head of spine. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Book is preserved in rare dust jacket that shows creasing to front panel.

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Lot 3174

$250

Book Details: These fourteen handsome large format books document the history of a superb Italian maker of racing and road cars, Ferrari. Particular books focus on the Ferrari Daytona, the Testa rossa, the GTO, the Dino, the 328 GTB/GTS, the 412, and the 250 LM. One particularly elegant volume ("Beauty & Detail") is hand-numbered 382 out of a limited edition of 2500. 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 3175

$35

Title: The Garden of Paradise and Other Stories
Author: Hans Christian Andersen - Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Ugly Duckling."

During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1923
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of this work of children's literature, a title in the Fairy Ring Series.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth with orange lettering to spine and front cover. Bright color pastedown appears on front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with small abrasion and tear at lower outside corner of rear cover and small white stain to spine. Binding is firm. Annotations in pencil can be seen on front pastedown. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. Work contains color and b&w plates, as well as vignettes, by noted American illustrator Dugald Stewart Walker (1883-1937).

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Lot 3176

$20

Book Details: There are two handsome and useful two-volume sets in this collection of antiquarian European history. One traces "The Rise of the Dutch Republic" and the other, neatly slip-cased, is an illustrated work on the Rhine River. Also included in this lot is "The Alps in Nature and History" and "La Femme Suisse."

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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 3177

$60

Title: The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Benjamin E. Smith, William Dwight Whitney
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1914
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 7046 pages plus unpaginated supplement
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Massive reference work is bound in corduroy covered boards. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is cracked at front and rear of volume, with several pages now detached. A small number of pages show tears at edges. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains numerous in-text illustrations.

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Lot 3178

$45

Details: By quantity alone, this varied lot of vintage and antique estate ephemera is dominated by a Victorian art publication. "The Art Amateur" from the 1880s-90s contains patterns and pictures to copy, as well as instructional articles. Also included in this lot are sheet music, greeting cards, and military paper from both World Wars. Most poignant were copies of correspondence informing a woman of the death of her son in France, 1916.

Other interesting materials are a book on Hanukkah lamps, a 1942 General Electric pamphlet on Charles Steinmetz, an early 20th article on the most popular illustrators of the day, literary magazines including the "New Yorker" (Sept. 9, 1939), an unidentified message on old Japanese rice paper, and a beautifully framed antique print of Sir Thomas Elyot, or "Th. Eliott Knight," taken from a painting by Hans Holbein. An instructional booklet on designing and sewing women's clothing dates from the turn of the century, and contains much information on styles and tailoring.

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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 3179

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique railroad books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Railway Electrification: A Complete Survey of the Economics of the DIfferent Systems of Railway Electrification from the Engineering and Financial Points of View" ((Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd., 1924) by H. F. Trewman, "Railroad Freight Rates in relation to the Industry and Commerce of the United States" (Henry Holt and Company, 1909) by Logan G. McPherson, and "Boston and Maine Railroad: Revised Rules Governing the Use and Care of Air-Brake Equipment and Air-Signal Equipment. Superseding All Previous Rules and Instructions Inconsistent Therewith." (General Superintendent's Office, 1913). Also present are four booklets by the Westinghouse Air Brake Co. from the period 1919-1922

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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 3180

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this collection are "The Riddle of the Sphinx: A Key to the Mysteries and a Synthesis of Philosophy" (David McKay, Publisher, 1915) by J. Munsell Chase, "Reincarnation: A Study of Forgotten Truth" (Theosophical Publishing House, 1921) by E. D. Walker, "The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception or Mystic Christianity" (The Rosirucian Fellowship, 1929) by Max Heindel, "Echoes of the Universe: From the World of Matter and the World of the Spirit" (A. Hart, 1850) by Rev. Henry Christmas, and "Outlines of Metaphysic: Dictated Portions of the Lectures of Hermann Lotze" (Ginn & Company, 1886) translated and edited by George T. Ladd.

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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 3181

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the antique illustrated patent medicine title shown in the corresponding image(s). "Life and scenes among the Kickapoo Indians, their manners, habits and customs ..." was published by Healy & Bigelow of New Haven, circa 1895. This publication contains 175 numbered pages plus a final page entitled "Concluding Remarks." Text presents stories relating to Native American history and culture intermingled with illustrated advertisements that market medicines using Indian names and imagery, presenting lore about herbal and natural cures. This book can be seen as part of an effort at the end of the nineteenth century to capitalize on a nostalgia for "the Wild West" and its native inhabitants living in harmony with nature, who, as the above mentioned conclusion would have it, "can boast of that health which we civilized white men envy. Their medical knowledge is so profound that we look to them for guidance in case of sickness."

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Condition / Notes: Antique staple-bound volume lacks wrappers and first two pages. Text block begins on page 3 and ends with page entitled "Concluding Remarks." Initial and final page display taping (only very marginally affecting text). Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated.

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Lot 3182

$45

Details: This lot features antique and vintage graphics, with the largest one a sentimental Victorian chromolithograph of a young girl (17.5" x 25"). Chromolithographs and other colorful picture also adorn a collection of about 50 antique holiday postcards. Also included are children's material, a 1956 Christmas magazine in mint condition, a book of silhouettes, photographs booklets on modern Danish and Swedish design (one from the 1939 New York World's Fair), and a colored lithograph of a Victorian-era National Chess Congress.

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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 3183

$20

Details: Antique and vintage dolls and toys comprise this lot, which includes two porcelain Frozen Charlotte dolls. The small, 19th century one is 3" tall with jointed arms; and the larger, early 20th century one is 4.25" tall. She is nicely detailed, with blonde hair, blue bow, rosebud mouth, elaborate eyelashes, and blue-flowered chemise; but she is missing her jointed left arm. With them is a painted plaster head (1.5") from a black girl doll.

Also included are three toy dogs. One is a pot metal charm (1.25") from Ideal Dog Food, one is a 1966 Snoopy Pez dispenser, and the last is a 1930s vintage mechanical tin litho wind-up toy from Japan (3.5" long, 3" tall).

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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. The wind-up dog is missing its key, but it is doubtful that it works.


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Lot 3184

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of photography shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Photo-Secession: Photography as a Fine Art" (The George Eastman House, 1960) by Robert Doty, in dust jacket) and "Philipp Scholz Rittermann: Navigating by Light" (Museum of Photographic Arts, 2001, 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 3185

$130

Title: Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatises on the Principles of Science with Their Applications to Practical Pursuits
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Houlston and Stoneman
City: London
Year: 1854-1856
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: No
Width: 6" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This lot contains six volumes of a nine-volume edition. Each volume treats a particular branch(es) of science. This group has the following subjects: Mechanical Philosophy; Astronomy, Navigation, and Meteorology; Inorganic Nature; Practical Chemistry; Elementary Chemistry; The Mathematical Sciences.

Antique set is bound in quarter leather over marbled-paper boards with leather-tipped corners. Spines have gilt-lettered spine labels and gilt ornamental designs. Books show external wear, with rubbing to front and rear covers. One of the upper spine labels displays loss of right-hand side. Volumes otherwise small amounts of chipping and minor loss at outside corners. One book has detaching front board. All other bindings are sound. Volumes have marbled endpapers and edges. Interiors are clean and bright. This work contains numerous textual illustrations.

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Lot 3186

$175

Title: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Author: Thornton Wilder - Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes-for the novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and for the two plays "Our Town" and "The Skin of Our Teeth and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel "The Eighth Day."






Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 139 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first UK edition, with 1927 appearing at the bottom of the title page and no references to subsequent impressions on the copyright page or the title page. This edition by Longmans is thought to precede the U.S. edition by a few days.

Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition.

Intact dust jacket is well preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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