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Lot 3187

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on the history of education shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Work: The Soul of Good Fortune. Memoirs of a Love Affair with Belmont College" (Broadman Press, 1989, in dust jacket) signed by author Herbert C. Gabhart, a first edition of "The Memorial Quadrangle: A Book about Yale" (Yale U. P., 1929, in dust jacket) and "Notes on the Harvard Tercentenary" (Harvard U. P., 1936, 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 3188

$150

Title: Historiae celebriores Novi Testamenti iconibus reparaesentatae et Selectis Epigramatibus exornatae in lucem olim datae a Christophoro Weigelio Noribergae Prostin Officina Iohannis Andreae Endteri
Author: Samuel Faber - Samuel Faber was a writer and director of the Aegidianum in Nuremberg, one of the leading Protestant schools in 17th-century Germany.


Publisher: Christoph Weigel
City: Nuremberg
Year: 1712
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 108 plates
Width: 12.5" Height: 16.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume has detached front board and loss of marbled paper to boards and spine cover. Text block is intact. Preliminaries and pages show varying degrees of staining along bottom edge. Stains do not affect either text or plates. Strip of water staining can also be seen along top edge. Pages display light rippling.

This collection of 108 plates. Each plate consists of picture illustrating stated Biblical passage with didactic poem in Latin and German. German quatrains were written by Samuel Faber, but Latin quatrains have also been attributed to Paul Hansiz.

Most plates signed with engraver's name on left, publisher's name on right. Plates are numerated in lower right corner.

24 plates are signed by Caspar Luyken, 41 plates signed by Jan Luyken, 15 by Francis Anton Meloni and one by P. Decker.

"Casper Luyken was the eldest of the five children born to Jan Luyken and Maria de Ouden. Unfortunately, he was the only one to reach adulthood. All the other children died at an early age.

Casper learned the trade of book illustrator from his father. At the age of about sixteen, he was skilled enough to help his father with engravings. His first illustrations appeared in the book "Romeynschen Adelaer" (1689) by Dirck Pietersz. Pers. From that time on, father and son worked together. Once Casper started for himself he preferred working for other clients than his father's. But he made an exception for Jan ten Hoorn, his father's biggest client. Both Casper and Jan Luyken went on working for him.

Casper probably left for Germany in 1699. There he worked mainly for the engraver and art dealer Christoph Weigel in Nürnberg. One of Weigel's major publications is the so-called Ständebuch of 1698, with prints of more than 200 crafts.Many of these were already existing illustrations taken from "Het Menselyk Bedrijf" but the Luykens also made some especially for this publication.

In 1704, Casper returned to the Netherlands, much to his father's delight. In the following year, he married Maria Elisabeth van Aken, with whom he had a son named Jan. Shortly after his son's birth, fate struck the family Luyten again: Casper fell ill and died. On 4th October 1708 he was buried in the Nieuwezijds Chapel in Amsterdam. Father Jan wrote a poem on the death of his only surviving child. This poem can be found in the emblem book "Zedelijke en stichtelyke gezangen" [3e ed., 1709, p. 260]" (courtesy of "Search the Memory of the Netherlands" at www.geheugenvannederland.nl






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Lot 3189

$10

Title: The Speaker of the House: The Romantic Story of John N. Garner
Author: George Rothwell Brown
Publisher: Brewer, Warren & Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1932
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 162 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in tan cloth with dark brown lettering stamped to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. This work is illustrated with a small number of photographic plates.

Intact dust jacket is well preserved.



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Lot 3190

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera" (Paris: P. Didot, 1817, in worn leather binding showing loss), "Sonnets" (Upton Sinclair, n.d., in wrappers) by M. C. S., and "The Works of Ben Jonson. With a Biographical Memoir by William Gifford" (Phillips, Sampson, and Company, 1853).

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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 3191

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first printings shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Kevin Guilfoile's "Cast of Shadows" (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005), "Swimming to Catalina" (HarperCollinsPublishers, 1998) by Stuart Woods, and Cassandra King's "The Sunday Wife" (Hyperion, 2002).`

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Condition / Notes: Books may show light shelfwear. Most are in excellent condition.

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Lot 3192

$50

Details: This 1951 Topps baseball card shows Bob Gibson, pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. It is number 514.

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Condition / Notes: This card has not been professionally graded, but has been carefully preserved. The card has not been removed from a thick lucite case for photographing. There are no creases or tears. Corners are lightly frayed but not bent. Overall appearance is clean and attractive.

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Lot 3193

$225

Details: This truly singular, one-of-a-kind scrapbook is filled with snapshots taken in Colombia around 1910. Measuring 12" x 7" x 1.25", 68 pages are filled with over 200 black & white photographs. Pasted to the inside back cover is an envelope with 15 postcards inside. Most of these are real photo postcards (RPPCs), many of them embossed with the stamp of "J.H. Gomez & Co. Fotografos."

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Condition / Notes: This item is in good condition, showing normal light wear for its age.

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Lot 3194

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Cornell's Intermediate Georgraphy: Forming Part Second of a Systematic Series of School Geographies" (D. Appleton and Company, 1873) by S. S. Cornell, "Rudiments of Public Speaking and Debate; or, Hints on the Application of Logic" (Carlton & Porter, 1861) by G. J. Holyoake. and "All about It: or, the History and Mystery of Common Things" (W. A. Townsend & Company, 1859).

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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 3195

$275

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antiquarian books are all publications of the Jehovah's Witnesses. The earliest is an anthology of "The Watchtower," covering the years 1879-1887. Other volumes date from early in the 20th century, although most are from mid-century.

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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 3196

$100

Title: Placitorum in Domo Capitulari Westmonasteriensi asservatorum abbreviatio. Temporibus regum Ric. I, Johann., Henr. III, Edw. I [et] Edw. II.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: William Illingworth
Publisher: Printed by G. Eyre and A. Strahan
City: London
Year: 1811
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/585 pages
Width: 12" Height: 18.5"
Book Details: A collection of medieval English legal documents, largely records of the courts of Curia Regis and King's Bench.
Condition / Notes: Antique rebacked volume is bound in brown paper-covered boards with printed spine label on white paper spine. Folio shows moderate external wear, with bumped outside corners. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Latin text appears in double columns. This work contains onomastic and analytic indices.

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Lot 3197

$20

Title: This Is a Pair of Levi's Jeans: The Official History of the Levi's Brand
Author: Jill Novack Lynch, Kathleen McDonough, Lynn Downey
Publisher: Levi Strauss & Co. Publishing
City: San Francisco
Year: 1995
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11" Height: 13.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Folio volume is bound in paper-covered boards with black cloth spine. Title appears on spine stamped in white. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated, with numerous fold-outs.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover displaying shelfwear.

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Lot 3198

$175

Book Details: These eleven handsome, large-format books document the history of Porsche cars, with particular volumes devoted to the 911, the 356, and the 944. and the racing cars of the 1970s. One volume contains brochures and sales literature from the postwar period (1948-65). Except for that one, all others are hardcovers, are profusely illustrated with black & white and color photographs, and 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 3199

$90

Book Details: This collection of antique National Cash Register manuals includes illustrated mechanical descriptions, repair guides and price lists for various NCR machines made between 1924 and 1940, with one outlier dating from 1948. Also included are two 8" x 10" glossy black & white publicity stills, probably from 1938. One shows a cash register, and the other wooden shipping crates with foreign destinations stamped on them.

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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 3200

$15

Title: The American Spelling Book, Containing the Rudiments of the English Language for Use of the Schools in the United States
Author: Noah Webster - Noah Webster, Jr. was a lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education." His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, secularizing their education. According to Ellis (1979) he gave Americans "a secular catechism to the nation-state." His name became synonymous with "dictionary," especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as "An American Dictionary of the English Language."
Publisher: Holbrook and Fessenden
City: Brattleborough
Year: 1817
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 168 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards. Book shows significant external wear, with loss of lower fourth of front board. Paper cover has entirely detached from front board and detaching from rear board. Text block is intact. Pages display light foxing. Pages 9-10 exhibit closed tear across lower half. Book is illustrated with vignettes.

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Lot 3201

$15

Book Details: These eight antique books are all parts of different juvenile series, featuring the Hardy Boys, Ralph of the railroad, the Boy Scouts, or the X Bar X Boys. "Over the Rockies with the Airmail" is a Ted Scott Flying Story by the creator of the Hardy Boys, Franklin W. Dixon. Two of the books have their original, colorful dust jackets, one of which is in superb condition.

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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 3202

$90

Title: Exposition Universelle, 1900: The Chefs-D'Oeuvre
Author: Andre Seglio, Victor Champier, William Walton
Publisher: George Barrie & Son, Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1900-1902
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: No
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: Applied art, by V. Champier; Centennial and retrospective, by A. Saglio; Art and architecture, by W. Walton.
Condition / Notes: This is the India Proof Edition, copy number 303 of 1,000. These are volumes 6-10. Volume VI is devoted to the art of Italy, Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Volume VII to the art of Scandinavia and the Low Countries. Volume VIII is on the Retrospective Collections and the Centennial Collection. Volume IX on the decorative arts. Volume X on architecture.

Antique set is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and pictorial design depicting female figure to front covers. Books show varying degrees of external wear, with the front board of volume 10 and preliminary pages (including frontispiece and title page) now detached and spine cover detaching. Fraying appears at ends of spines of volumes and at outside corners. Covers may display discoloration. Bindings may exhibit cracking. Antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedowns. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with plates, a number of which are in color, and textual illustrations.



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Lot 3203

$35

Book Details: There are a dozen vintage pulp fiction novels in this lot, two copies of "Playboy" (1975 and 1984), and a handful of vintage and antique foreign coins. The pulps include four James Bond titles, three by Vladimir Nabokov, "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," by James Joyce; "The Sterile Cuckoo," and books by Dorothy Sayers and Thomas Pynchon. Also included is the infamous, "Naked Came the Stranger." This 1969 novel was a literary hoax created by 24 journalists who conspired to write a bad novel -- but with lots of sex in it -- to demonstrate that American literary culture had become mindlessly vulgar. The point was proven when the book became a best-seller. When the hoax was revealed the book became even more popular.

The coins included in this lot come from all over Europe, Canada, and from Cuba. One of the coins is a German three-mark piece from 1912; another is from Monaco.

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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 3204

$225

Title: The Works of Alexander Hamilton
Author: Alexander Hamilton - Alexander Hamilton was a Founding Father of the United States, chief of staff to General Washington, one of the most influential interpreters and promoters of the Constitution, the founder of the nation's financial system, and the founder of the first American political party.

As Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the primary author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration, especially the funding of the state debts by the Federal government, the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He became the leader of the Federalist Party, created largely in support of his views, and was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party, led by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

Hamilton served in the American Revolutionary War. At the start of the war, he organized an artillery company and was chosen as its captain. He later became the senior aide-de-camp and confidant to General George Washington, the American commander-in-chief. He served again under Washington in the army raised to defeat the Whiskey Rebellion, a tax revolt of western farmers in 1794. In 1798, Hamilton called for mobilization against France after the XYZ Affair and secured an appointment as commander of a new army, which he trained for a war. However, the Quasi-War, although hard-fought at sea, was never officially declared. In the end, President John Adams found a diplomatic solution that avoided war.

Born out of wedlock and raised in the West Indies, Hamilton was effectively orphaned at about the age of 11. Recognized for his abilities and talent, he was sponsored by people from his community to go to the North American mainland for his education. He attended King's College (now Columbia University), in New York City. After the American Revolutionary War, Hamilton was elected to the Continental Congress from New York. He resigned to practice law and founded the Bank of New York.

Hamilton was among those dissatisfied with the Articles of Confederation-the first attempt at a national governing document-because it lacked an executive, courts, and taxing powers. He led the Annapolis Convention, which successfully influenced Congress to issue a call for the Philadelphia Convention in order to create a new constitution. He was an active participant at Philadelphia and helped achieve ratification by writing 51 of the 85 installments of the Federalist Papers, which supported the new constitution and to this day is the single most important source for Constitutional interpretation.

In the new government under President George Washington, Hamilton was appointed the Secretary of the Treasury. An admirer of British political systems, Hamilton was a nationalist who emphasized strong central government and successfully argued that the implied powers of the Constitution could be used to fund the national debt, assume state debts, and create the government-owned Bank of the United States. These programs were funded primarily by a tariff on imports and later also by a highly controversial excise tax on whiskey.

Embarrassed when an extra-marital affair from his past became public, Hamilton resigned from office in 1795 and returned to the practice of law in New York. He kept his hand in politics and was a powerful influence on the cabinet of President Adams (1797-1801). Hamilton's opposition to Adams' re-election helped cause his defeat in the 1800 election. When in the same contest Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr tied for the presidency in the electoral college, Hamilton helped defeat Burr, whom he found unprincipled, and elect Jefferson despite philosophical differences. After failing to support Adams, the Federalist candidate, Hamilton lost some national prominence within the party. Vice President Burr later ran for governor in New York State, but Hamilton's influence in his home state was strong enough to prevent a Burr victory. Taking offense at some of Hamilton's comments, Burr challenged him to a duel and mortally wounded Hamilton, who died within days.

(biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Editor: Henry Cabot Lodge - Henry Cabot "Slim" Lodge was an American Republican Senator and historian from Massachusetts. He had the role (but not the title) of Senate Majority leader. He is best known for his positions on foreign policy, especially his battle with President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 over the Treaty of Versailles. Lodge demanded Congressional control of declarations of war; Wilson refused and the United States Senate never ratified the Treaty nor joined the League of Nations.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1903
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in dark green cloth with gilt-lettered spine labels. Second volume displays light moisture markings. Books otherwise show light external wear. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and without markings. First volume is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.

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Lot 3205

$70

Title: Ferrari: Catalogue Raisonne, 1946-1983
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Augusto Constantino
Publisher: Automobilia
City: Milan
Year: circa 1983
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in red cloth with stamped white lettering to spine and pictorial emblem depicting prancing horse to front covers. Books are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos. Texts are trilingual in Italian, English and French.

Dust jackets and slipcase display light shelfwear. Slipcase measures approximately 10.25" x 11.75".

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Lot 3206

$80

Title: A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy
Author: George F. Chambers
Publisher: Clarendon Press
City: Oxford
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: This work is divided into three parts:

Vol. I: The Sun, Planets, and Comets; Vol. II: Instruments and Practical Astronomy; Vol. III: The Starry Heavens.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with bright gilt lettering stamped to spine. Ex-library books show external wear, with taping to spine, and adjacent areas of front and rear covers. Minor loss of material is visible at head of spines. Name of library is stamped on top and bottom edges of text block. Bindings are firm. Antique bookplates can be seen on front pastedowns. Rear pastedowns bear card pocket and plastic bar code strip. Name of library is stamped at bottom edge of title pages. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated work contains full- and double-page plates as well as numerous textual illustrations

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Lot 3207

$10

Details: This baseball card is #36, from Eddie Murray's rookie year in 1978, when he was a designated hitter and first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles.

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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 the lower left-hand corner has been lightly bent. Other corners are crisp, and the card is clean.

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Lot 3208

$45

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 "History of the Town of Plymouth, from Its First Settlement in 1620, to the Present Time: with a Concise History of the Aborigines of New England, and Their Wars with the English, &c" (Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1835, with detached front board and well-preserved fold-out frontispiece map), "Pilgrim Memorials and Guide for Visitors to Plymouth Village: With a Lithographic Map, and Seven Copperplate Engravings" (Self-Published, 1851, with intact fold-out frontispiece map), "History of Beverly, Civil and Ecclesiastical, from Its Settlement in 1630 to 1842" (James Munroe and Company, 1843, binding separated at several points) by Edwin M. Stone, and a four-volume edition of "The Story of Essex County" (The American Historical Society, Inc., 1935).

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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 3209

$55

Title: Roosevelt as We Knew Him: The Personal Recollections of One Hundred and Fifty of His Friends and Associates
Author: Frederick S. Wood
Publisher: The John C. Winston Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1954
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxi/488 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is an author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For my friend / Ruth De Witt Hanley - / With best wishes - / Fred S. Wood / Christmas / 1954."

Volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.


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Lot 3210

$55

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antiquarian American history includes a new, fancy leather-bound Easton Press edition of William McFeely's biography of Ulysses Grant. Other books about the Civil War era include D.S. Freeman's three-volume set, "Lee's Lieutenants;" and three volumes of the House of Representatives deliberations in the post-war impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. Also included is the illustrated "Lives and Graves of the Presidents."

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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 3211

$40

Title: The Patriot's Manual; Comprising Various Standard and Miscellaneous Subjects, Interesting to Every American Citizen; Proper Also for Seminaries of Learning
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Jesse Hopkins
Publisher: William Williams
City: Utica
Year: 1828
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 220 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: Contents: Patrick Henry's speech in 1775, Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, Amendments, Washington's farewell address, Constitution of the state of New York, Everett's oration in 1824, on the celebration of the landing of the Pilgrims, Webster's oration on laying the corner stone of the Bunker Hill monument, Wirt's discourse on the lives and characters of Jefferson and Adams, Webster's speech in Congress, on the Greek revolution.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to covers. Binding is sound. Annotations in ink can be seen on front endpaper. Library stamp appears at top margin of half title page. No other institutional markings are visible. Pages display extensive water markings and occasional foxing.

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Lot 3212

$225

Details: This ephemera lot is filled with vintage and antique children's books, games, and toys, including colorful paper dolls and chromolithograph items. Many of the books are activity books, or have animal themes. Games and toys include portable Chinese checkers, a large wire bubble wand with original envelope and soap powder, and brain teaser puzzles. A pamphlet from the Metropolitan Life Insurance company urges parents to test their children for diphtheria.

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Condition / Notes: The Chinese checkers and bubble wand sets are in like-new condition. Other 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 3213

$20

Details: This vintage sheet music lot covers over thirty years of American popular song, and changing tastes are clearly reflected in it. There are 32 pieces from the 1930s and 1940s; and sixteen pieces dating from 1952 to 1963. The graphics of earlier sheet music have largely been replaced by photographs of the stars who sang the songs. Among the stars pictured are Kate Smith, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, and Donald O'Connor; Harry James, Irene Dunne, and the entire all-star cast of "Hollywood Canteen;" Gene Autry, Carmen Miranda, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, and (of course), Frank Sinatra.

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Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in good or very good condition. Most pieces are individually preserved in clear plastic envelopes.

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Lot 3214

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of the First World War shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Clarence W. Barron's " War Finance: As Viewed from the Roof of the World in Switzerland" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1919, ex-library) and "Secretary Baker at the Front" (The Century Co., 1918, ex-library) by Ralph A. Hayes.

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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 3215

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed literary works in jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Journey Home" (Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1936) by Harold Sinclair, "Christmas at the Desert's Edge and Other Stories" (Meador Publishing Co., 1933) by Edna G. Cornell, and "The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet" (The Penguin Press, 2009) by Reif Larsen.

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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 3216

$80

Book Details: This large lot might be described as a collection of American meta-history: it is historical material from the first half of the twentieth century illustrating how the American past was being constructed in that time. Included are turn of the century copies of "Scribner's" magazine, and dozens of pristine copies of a 1930 pamphlet, "Manual of the United States: For the Information of Immigrants and Foreigners," published by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Other booklets commemorate significant Revolutionary War battles and events, or reports of historical organizations. A significant amount of material is from or about upstate New York, although New England genealogical items are also present.

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Condition / Notes: These booklets and magazines 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 3217

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique children's literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Claude Lightfoot or How the Problem Was Solved" (Benziger Brothers, Inc., 1893, in dust jacket) by Francis J. Finn, and "Letters of Polly the Pioneer: Written to a Younger Brother and Sister Back East" (The Macmillan Company, 1916) by Stella Humphrey Nida.

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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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