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Lot 3218

$10

Title: Brilliants
Author: Richard E. Enright - Richard Edward Enright was an American law enforcement officer, detective, crime writer and served as NYPD Police Commissioner from 1918 until 1925. He was the first man to rise from the rank-and-file to assume command of the NYPD and, until the appointment of Lewis Joseph Valentine, he was the longest serving commissioner.

Although his eight-year tenure as commissioner received heavy criticism at the time of his resignation, mostly as the result of controversial actions of then Mayor John F. Hylan, his accomplishments and successes were eventually recognized as valued contributions during his near 30-year service on the police force.
Publisher: Siebel Publishing Corporation
City: New York
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 133 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: A compilation made up of extracts from the speeches and writings of Police Commissioner Richard E. Enright.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in suede covers with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Pages are partially uncut. Dedication page displays closed tear.

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Lot 3219

$20

Title: Manuel des jeunes artistes et amateurs en peinture
Author: Pierre Louis Bouvier
Publisher: F. G. Levrault
City: Paris
Year: 1832
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: l/656 pages plus plates
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has detached quarter-leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards. Flyleaves and blank pages at front and rear of volume have also detached. Text block is intact. Pages show foxing throughout. This work is illustrated with 7 intact fold-out plates.

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Lot 3220

$175

Title: Master Humphrey's Clock
Author: Charles Dickens - Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize at that time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility.
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
City: London
Year: 1840-1841
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners. Spines display stamped gilt lettering and raised bands. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss of material to corners. Bindings of first two volumes are firm. Front hinge of third volume is cracked. Volumes have marbled endpapers and edges. Front flyleaf of first volume is detached. Front flyleaf and one of frontispieces of third volume are also detached. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. Work is illustrated with plates by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne. Illustrated title pages from Philadelphia edition of 1842 are tipped in, with that of the "Old Curiosity Shop" appearing between pages 36 and 37 of first volume and the title of "Barnaby Rudge" at the beginning of the text of said novel, between 228 and 229 of second volume. 13 other plates from that edition, all by J. Yeager, are also tipped in.

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Lot 3221

$130

Book Details: These twelve handsome large format books document the history of European automobiles. Brands covered include Sunbeam, Mini, Allard, Land-Rover, Jensen, Hispano Suiza, and Volvo. One American company is also included: Auburn, which also made the Cord. One book chronicles the history of the Brooklands race track, and another provides an overview of Europe's many less expensive makes designed for the ordinary person. All but one of these volumes 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 3222

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible of antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Legends & Romances of Brittany" (Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers, n.d., ex-library), and "Willy Reilly and His Dear Coleen Bawn: A Tale Founded upon Fact" (Hurst & Company, n.d.) by William Carleton.

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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 3223

$15

Book Details: The headliner of this large collection of vintage and antiquarian literary history is the comprehensive, three-volume reference, "Black Literature Criticism," edited by James Draper and published in 1992. Studies of other writers include Cervantes, Disraeli (as novelist), Faulkner, and a Kipling dictionary. More general works focus on early American poetry, bibliographies of 17th and 18th century French literature, and references on plays and film scripts.

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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 3224

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on James Joyce shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "James Joyce's Pauline Vision: A Catholic Exposition" (Southern Illinois University Press, 1978, in dust jacket) by Robert Boyle, "Dreamscheme: Narrative and Voice in Finnegans Wake" (Syracuse U. P., 1988, in dust jacket) by Michael H. Begnal, and a revised edition of "Annotations to Finnegans Wake" (The Johns Hopkins U. P., 1991, paperback) by Roland McHugh. This volume, together with the also present 1980 edition show light shelwear, with earlier edition display small closed tear at top edge of front cover.

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

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Lot 3225

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Chicago public works reports shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes correspond to the years 1905 and 1908. These books contain the mayor's annual message as well as official reports to the City Council of the City of Chicago. These reports are profusely illustrated, containing photos, fold-out charts and maps, and many statistical tables.

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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 are ex-library volumes that may show customary markings and attachments.

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Lot 3226

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "International Poster Annual '51" (Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1951, in dust jacket), "Tessai-Tomioka: Kiyosi-Kojin Collection" (Kiyosi-Kojin, 1955, in wrappers), and "The Uffizi Gallery. With Reproductions in Colour of Its Most Famous Pictures" (T. C. & E.C. Jack, Ltd., n.d.) edited by P. G. Konody.

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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 3227

$140

Title: Portraits of the Noted Physicians of New York, 1750-1900. With a Few Facts in the Life of Each
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Walter Graeme Eliot
Publisher: uncredited
City: New York
Year: 1900
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 200 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce signed limited presentation edition. This is copy 35 of 275. Walter Graeme Eliot's signature appears on limitation page.

Antique volume is bound in white-cloth spine with purple cloth-covered boards. Gilt lettering appears stamped on spine and front board. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers. Rear hinge is cracked. Endpapers display light soiling. Pages are clean and bright. This work contains 199 portraits, most photographic, with brief biography.

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Lot 3228

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "James Joyce's Ulysses: Critical Essays" (University of California Press, 1974, in shelfworn dust jacket) edited by Clive Hart and David Hayman, "James Joyce's Dublin" (The Grey Walls Press, 1950, in mylared jacket with loss to spine) by Patricia Hutchins, volumes I and II of "A Topographical Guide to James Joyce's Ulysses" (A Wake Newslitter Press, 1981, in wrappers) by Clive Hart and Leo Knuth, and volumes for the 7th, 8th and 9th Joyce Symposia.

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

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Lot 3229

$25

Details: This collection of vintage and antique automobile, gasoline, and related ephemera includes a 1957 catalog with swatches; 1948 and '49 repair manuals for Ford or Mercury; owner's manuals for the Winton Six and the 1914 Cadillac; and advertising materials for Volvo, Flying A, Nash, and Datsun. Also included is a 1950s reprint of a 1913 Stanley Steamer brochure.

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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 3230

$750

Details: The graphics in this generous collection of hundreds of New Old Stock (NOS) French perfume and scent labels are outstanding. Dating from the 1920s and 1930s, some feature colorful, striking Art Deco patterns. More traditional ones are classical in style, or show a lingering trace of Art Nouveau design. Happily, there are large numbers of labels, all in superb condition, so they might be used in many different ways: as wallpaper borders, in collages or scrapbooks, decoupage,or other imaginative ornamental uses.


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Condition / Notes: These labels are in like-new condition, sorted and preserved in plastic bags.

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Lot 3231

$55

Title: Letters of James Joyce
Author: James Joyce - James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for "Ulysses" (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. Other major works are the short-story collection "Dubliners" (1914), and the novels "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (1916) and "Finnegans Wake" (1939). His complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters.

Joyce was born to a middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; "Ulysses" in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of "Ulysses" he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying, "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal."
Editor: Stuart Gilbert - Stuart Gilbert was an English literary scholar and translator. Among his translations into English are works by André Malraux, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Georges Simenon, Jean Cocteau, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre. He also assisted in the translation of James Joyce's "Ulysses" into French.
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1966-1967
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Light foxing appears on edges of text blocks. Books are otherwise in excellent condition.

Dust jackets and slipcase display light shelfwear.

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Lot 3232

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide shown in the corresponding image(s). This antique guide is dated July, 1888 and its full title reads "Bradshaw's Continental Railway, Steam Transit, and General Guide for Travellers through Europe; Containing the Official Time Tables of All the Continental Railways, Steam-Boasts, Diligences, Mail Coaches &c.; An Epitomized Description of Each Country, the Cities, Towns, Continental Baths, and Places of Interest." This work contains a great wealth of information relating to European travel in the late nineteenth century, with timetables from major European countries, and numerous illustrated advertisements at rear of volume.


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Condition / Notes: Antique volume lacks spine cover. Book shows mild external wear, with foxing to front cover and final page. Small tears can be seen at bottom corners of final page. Book has 872 pages and measures approximately 5" x 6.75". This volume has no maps.


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Lot 3233

$110

Title: The Life of George Washington
Author: Jared Sparks - Jared Sparks was an American historian, educator, and Unitarian minister. He served as President of Harvard University from 1849 to 1853.
Publisher: Tappan and Dennet
City: Boston
Year: 1843
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix/562 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners. Spine displays gilt lettering and ruling. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards. Cracking appears along spine edges. Minor loss of material can be seen at corners and along edges. Interior exhibits foxing throughout. Work is illustrated with plates and maps. All called-for plates are present.

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Lot 3234

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on American and Mexican history shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this collection are "My Native Land" (The Blair Publishing Co., 1903) by James Cox, "The Mexican War and Its Warriors; Comprising a Complete History of All the Operations of the American Armies In Mexico with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Most Distinguished Officers in the Regular Army and Volunteer Force" (H. Mansfield, 1848) and a five-volume edition of Washington Irving's "Life of Washington" (G. P. Putnam & Co., 1855-1859)

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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 3235

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Black's Guide to England and Wales" (Adam and Charles Black, 1878, with detaching spine cover and detached preliminaries), a third edition of "Handbook to the Mediterranean: Its Cities, Coasts, and Islands for the Use of General Travellers and Yachtsmen" (John Murray, 1892, Part I, ex-library, with numerous well-preserved fold-out maps), and "Darlington's London and Environs" (Darlington & Co., n.d. (circa 1905), ex-library, with numerous well-preserved fold-out maps).

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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 3236

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American history in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Harper's Literary Museum: A Compendium of Instructive, Entertaining and Amusing Matter. Selected from Early American Writings" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1927) compiled by Ola Elizabeth Winslow, a first edition of "New England in the Republic, 1776-1850" (Little, Brown, and Company, 1926) by James Truslow Adams, and a first edition of "Millbrook" (Little, Brown and Company, 1938) by Della T. Lutes, with decorations by Edward Shenton.

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Condition / Notes: "Changing New England" (The Century Co., 1929) shows light mildew markings to spine and bookplate on front pastedown. All other books are in excellent condition, with dust jackets that may show shelfwear, with minor loss at edges.

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Lot 3237

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office shown in the corresponding image(s). This is volume LXIX, containing material from October 2 to December 25, 1894. Volume contains alphabetical lists of patentees, inventions, trade-marks and labels. Volume is profusely illustrated with in-text drawings.

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

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Lot 3238

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office shown in the corresponding image(s). This is volume XLII, containing material from January 3 to March 27, 1888. Volume contains alphabetical lists of patentees, inventions, trade-marks and labels. Volume is profusely illustrated with in-text drawings.

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

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Lot 3239

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible works of literature and literary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "James Shirley Dramatist: A Biographical and Critical Study" (Arthur H. Nason, Publisher, 1915) by Arthur Huntington Nason, "Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1945, in dust jacket) by Richard Wright, and "Contributions to Literature: Historical, Antiquarian, and Metrical" (John Russell Smith, 1854) by Mark Anthony Lower.

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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 3240

$55

Title: Abarth: Catalogue Raisonne, 1949-1986
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Carlo Felice Zampini Salazar
Publisher: Automobilia
City: Milan
Year: 1986
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 245 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in reddish brown cloth with stamped white lettering to spine and white pictorial design depicting scorpion. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos. Dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition.

Slipcase measures approximately 10.25" x 11.75"

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Lot 3241

$40

Title: Deutschland und Oesterreich. 1869. Praktischer kurzgefasster Reisefuhrer. Mit Karten und Planen
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Verlag von Albert Goldschmidt
City: Berlin
Year: 1869
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/288 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This is volume number 1 in the series "Grieben's Reise-Bibliothek."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with printed paper label pasted onto spine and handwritten call number in white underneath. Binding is sound. Preliminary page with attached bookplate is detached. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. This work contains many maps, including a number of fold-out maps of varying sizes and condition. Large maps of Berlin and Hamburg shows tears at folds, map of the Rhine has separated into several parts, as has map of Tyrol. Map of German-speaking countries at rear of volume is well preserved.

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Lot 3242

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first printing of "DuBay: Son-In-Law of Oshkosh" (C. C. Nelson Publishing Company, 1946) by Merton E. Krug, and a first edition of "Good Medicine: The Illustrated Letters of Charles M. Russell" (Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1930)

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Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 3243

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on philosophy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Socialism and Individualism" (John Lane Company, 1911, Fabian Socialist Series, No. 3, ex-library) by Sidney Webb, Bernard Shaw, Sidney Ball, and Sir Oliver Lodge, E. V. Zenker's "Anarchism: A Criticism and History of the Anarchist Theory" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1897), and Thomas Chalmers' "Sketches of Moral and Mental Philosophy" (Robert Carter, 1847).

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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 3244

$20

Book Details: Many different perspectives on war are contained in this diverse lot of books on the two World Wars. From WWI are books on "Women and War Work," "The Letters of a Canadian Stretcher Bearer," "The Defeat in Victory," the American mining operation in the North Sea, and the Lafayette Escadrille. The WWII collection contains a 1941 book of the first official statements and papers on the war, and three interesting personal accounts: "The Road to Stalingrad," by a Nazi survivor; a collection of letters from an officer who served, quite literally, all over the world; and a first edition of "Author in Transit," by a Englishman caught in Oslo during the blitz who made it home by taking the long way around.

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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 3245

$15

Title: Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa
Author: William Steig - William Steig was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an illustrator and writer of popular children's literature. Most noted for the picture books "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" (1969), "Abel's Island" (1976) and "Doctor De Soto" (1982), he was also the creator of "Shrek!" (1990), who inspired the popular movie series of the same name. Steig received acclaim not only for the quality of his illustrations but for the gracefulness of his prose style. The New York Times said Steig was "triumphant in the quality of his prose." (courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1992
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Author's signature appears on paper label pasted to front flyleaf.

Volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with sunning to spine. Small circular white sticker with the handwritten word "signed" appears on front cover. Binding is firm. Child's doodling appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings, with bright color illustrations.

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Lot 3246

$55

Title: The History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven, in the County of York
Author: Thomas Dunham Whitaker - Thomas Dunham Whitaker was an English clergyman and topographer.

Publisher: Nichols and Son
City: London
Year: 1805
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/437 plus 15 pages of appendices and additions/corrections
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Boards and preliminary pages, including title page, are detached. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and chipping along edges. Text block is intact. Pages show occasional foxing and offsetting. This work is lavishly illustrated, with a frontispiece portrait of the author and other well-preserved plates, including a fold-out plate, and fold-out genealogical tables.

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Lot 3247

$35

Book Details: These Victorian children's books were designed to uplift and morally improve the impressionable young. Not all are strictly pious: titles include "Rollo in Paris" and "Frank the Naturalist." "Country Amusements" is simply delightful.

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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 3248

$60

Title: The Maine Woods
Author: Henry D. Thoreau - Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book "Walden," a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience," an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time he advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

He was a lifelong abolitionist, delivering lectures that attacked the Fugitive Slave Law while praising the writings of Wendell Phillips and defending abolitionist John Brown. Thoreau's philosophy of civil disobedience later influenced the political thoughts and actions of such notable figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thoreau is sometimes cited as an individualist anarchist. Though Civil Disobedience seems to call for improving rather than abolishing government - "I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government" - the direction of this improvement points toward anarchism: "'That government is best which governs not at all;' and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have." Richard Drinnon partly blames Thoreau for the ambiguity, noting that Thoreau's "sly satire, his liking for wide margins for his writing, and his fondness for paradox provided ammunition for widely divergent interpretations of 'Civil Disobedience.'"
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1864
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 328 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth. Book has been re-backed, with large printed paper spine label, and shows edgewear with minor loss at outside corners. Front hinge has been reinforced. Rear hinge is cracked. Ex-library volume has bookplates on front endpaper and card pocket at rear. Plastic bar code strip also appears on rear pastedown. Number is stamped in top margin of title page, with blind-stamped library seal to lower half. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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