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Lot 3249

$15

Title: New Hampshire: Resources, Attractions and Its People. A History
Author: Hobart Pillsbury
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Col, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set bound in three-quarter pebbled green leather binding with gilt lettering to spines. First volume shows moisture markings to spine, otherwise this and remaining volumes show only light shelfwear. Books are tightly bound. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with photographic plates.

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Lot 3250

$25

Book Details: Art in various applied forms is the theme of this lot, and the forms are as varied as architecture, furniture design, and books. A comprehensive guide is supplied by the two-volume, slip-cased set, "A Pictorial History of Architecture in America," published by American Heritage magazine. A biography of William Strickland (1788-1854) provides information on one of the country's very first architects and engineers. "Colonial Furniture of New England" is an illustrated, handsomely bound volume.

The book arts are represented by two very different volumes, one of which is on the English poet, painter, printer, and mystic, William Blake. The other book is a collaboration between the painter Hubert Shuptrine and the poet James Dickey, and celebrates southern American culture .

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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 3251

$10

Title: Mirages de Paris: Roman. Suivi des Rythmes du Khalam (Poemes)
Author: Ousmane Soce - Ousmane Diop Soce was a writer, politician, and one of the first Senegalese novelists. He attended a Qur'anic school, and later entered into the colonial school system, from which he would become one of the first African students to receive a scholarship to study at a French university. He studied veterinary medicine, during which time he would have two novels published in "Paris-Karin" (1935) and "Mirages de Paris" (1937). The former expressed a concern of Socé's where young Africans would face problems moving from rural to urban areas, while the in latter he incorporated his own experiences in writing about the tragic love story of a Senegalese student and a French woman. Like that of other early Senegalese novelists, his writing was heavily influenced by his French counterparts-inventing a plot and leading their characters into various sorts of adventures. They also borrowed techniques such as dialogue, flashbacks, and stream of consciousness.

Soce later wrote a number of animal and historical tales in his "Contes et légendes d'Afrique noire" (1942; "Stories and Legends of Black Africa") which he drew from Senegalese oral tradition. He founded the magazine Bingo in 1953, and in 1956 had "Rythmes du Khalam," a volume of poetry, published. He also served as Senegal's ambassador to the United States and delegate to the United Nations. However, he was forced to retire in 1968 due to increasing blindness. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Nouvelles Editions Latines
City: Paris
Year: 1955
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 285 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this multi-genre literary work. Soce's inscription on first blank page reads "(Illegible name) / Respectueux / hommages de /l'auteur / Neo (sic)-York le 22/(illegible month and year) / Ousmane Soce."

Volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows moderate external wear, with tearing at ends of spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is detached at front edge of text block. Binding is sound. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. First few pages, including title page, are uncut.

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Lot 3252

$25

Details: Most of the items in this group of vintage and antique estate ephemera is from Upstate New York: photographs, chromolithographs, original correspondence, billheads, etc. Also included is a 1935 yearbook from the State Normal School at Oswego (now part of the SUNY system); ration books, draft cards, and enlistment forms from World War II; savings and life insurance passbooks; and antique postcards.

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Condition / Notes: This material is in generally good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 3253

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the 1861 "Gazetteer of the State of New York: Embracing a Comprehensive View of the Geography, Geology, and General History of the State" (with tissue-guarded steel engravings), Edgar A. Werner's "Civil List and Constitutional History of the Colony and State of New York" (Weed, Parsons & Co., Publishers, 1888), and two volumes of "The New-York Civil List, Containing the Names and Origins of the Civil Divisions, and the Names and Dates of Election or Appointment of the Principal State and County Officers, from the Revolution to the Present Time" (Weed, Parsons & Co., Publishers, 1855 and 1858).

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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 3254

$55

Details: There are about 150 antique and vintage postcards in this collection, of which 85 are Christmas or New Year's cards dating from 1900 to 1930. Also included are 52 cards showing towns or other places. These date from 1907 to 1952. Of the fourteen miscellaneous cards, five are photochrome cards from 1950 showing scenes from nursery rhymes, two are advertising cards (one with Borden's Elsie the cow), and three are antique birthday cards.

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Condition / Notes: These cards are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Each of the Christmas and New Year's cards is in its own plastic sleeve.



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Lot 3255

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on history shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this collection are "Year books of Edward II. / Vol. V, Eyre of Kent 6 & 7 Edward II, A.D. 1313-1314. Vol. I" (Bernard Quaritch, 1910, laid-in spine cover, detaching front board) edited for the Selden Society by Frederic WIlliam Maitland, Leveson William Vernon Harcourt and William Craddock Bolland, "Lenin: A Biography" (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1934, in dust jacket) by Ralph Fox, a first edition of "The Tiger: Georges Clemenceau, 1841-1929" (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1930, in dust jacket) by George Adam, a second edition of "Some Historical Antiquities, Chiefly Ecclesiastical, Connected with the North, the East, and the Centre of Fife" (William Robertson, 1868) and a first printing of "Strange Destiny: A Biography of Warren Hastings" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1935, in dust jacket) by A. Mervyn Davies.

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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 3256

$45

Details: There are hundreds of envelopes in this collection of vintage and antique postal covers, which date from around 1915 to the mid-1950s. Stamps are still attached to the envelopes, and these are mostly domestic, although a significant number of foreign stamps appear as well. Airmail covers and stamps are part of this lot. Also included are three handwritten antique deeds or indentures dated 1810, 1833, and 1850.

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


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Lot 3257

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are full-leather volumes two through five of a five-volume edition of Cervantes' "Don Quixote" (Dublin: T. Hernshall, n.d., Smollett translation, significant external wear, loss), "The Percy Family / Through Scotland and England" (Andrew F. Graves, 1863) and Fenelon's "Les aventures de Telemaque, fils d'Ulysse" (Philadelphia: Hogan & Thompson, 1833) edited by Charles Le Brun.

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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 3258

$55

Details: This collection of vintage and antique ephemera has a number of travel-related items, including some nice train and trolley photographs, postcards, and other items. The vintage trolley photographs are from the Shepherd-Niles factory in Montour Falls, NY. Pictures of airplanes and a bike appear on Shredded Wheat premiums from the late 1930s. A 1931 German publication has great pictures of the Graf Zeppelin.

Other travel ephemera concentrates on destinations, including Egypt, Switzerland, Italy, and Monte Carlo; with hotel papers from Amsterdam, Florida, and San Francisco. A small collection of currency from Italy and Luxembourg is included.

The remainder of the lot consists of children's ephemera, including colorful storybooks, chromolithograph cards, and school awards.

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


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Lot 3259

$35

Title: Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers
Author: Elizabeth E. Lea
Publisher: Cushings and Bailey
City: Baltimore
Year: 1856
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 310 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Provides simple instructions for household tasks, from cooking and baking to flower cultivation and home remedies.

Elizabeth Ellicott Lea was born in Ellicott City, Maryland, the daughter of George Ellicott and Elizabeth Brooke, two of Maryland's leading Quaker families. Lea published her cookbook, Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers in 1845, at her own expense. Unlike other cookbook writers of her day, Lea had no desire to preach scientific cookery, to make her Quaker heritage the focus of her writing, or to compete with literary writers, like Sarah Josepha Hale or Lydia Maria Child, who waxed philosophic in their domestic advice books. Her simple recipes and instructions emphasized economy and self-sufficiency, yet the tone is one of quiet helpfulness, not haughty judgment. Her directions, even to a modern reader, sound easy to follow and at times quite inviting: one may have never made a colored dye for clothing, but the idea of standing in the autumn air, adding peach tree leaves to tint the mixture yellow, does sound appealing. Lea had revised Domestic Cookery in 1846 and 1851, enlarging the work with each revision. The 1851 edition became the standard, reprinted until the book went out of print in 1879, after nineteen editions. (biographical information courtesy of Feeding America: The Historic American Cookbook Project, Michigan State University)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to cover. Circular marks, presumably from bottom of cups/glasses, can be seen on front cover. Front hinge is cracked. The pages show wear from use that is typical of antique cookbooks, with moisture indications, creased pages and age toning.


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Lot 3260

$45

Title: Lamborghini: Catalogue Raisonne, 1963-1984
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Stefano Pasini
Publisher: Automobilia
City: Milan
Year: 1984
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 196 pages
Width: 10" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in red cloth with stamped white lettering to spine and white pictorial design depicting bull to front cover. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated. Slipcase displays light shelfwear.

Slipcase measures approximately 10.25" x 11.75".

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Lot 3261

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on ethnology and anthropology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Mesnevi (Usually Known as the Mesneviyi Sherif, or Holy Mesnevi) of Mevlana (Our Lord) Jelalu-'d-Din, Muhammed, er-Rumi. Book the First" (Trubner & Co., 1881, ex-library, showing significant external wear), "The Sultanate of Bornu. Translated from the German of Dr. A. Schultze with Additions and Appendices" (Frank Cass & Co. Ltd, 1968) by P. A. Benton, a two-volume edition of R. G. Latham's "The Ethology of Europe" (John Van Voorst, 1852, ex-library, with taping to spines) and "The Greek and Latin Inscriptions of the Obelisk-Crab in the Metropolitan Museum, New York: A Monograph" (Harper & Brothers, 1883, ex-library, boards detached, binding shaken) by Augustus C. Merriam.

One notable volume is "The Relation of the Alabama-Georgia Dialect to the Provincial Dialects of Great Britain," an early publication of the influential literary critic Cleanth Brooks. Brooks was instrumental in creating the formalist New Criticism, wrote classic studies of William Faulkner, and co-founded "The Southern Review" with Robert Penn Warren.

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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 3262

$70

Title: Historical and Descriptive Account of Persia, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time: With a Detailed View of Its Resources, Government, Population, Natural History, and the Character of Its Inhabitants, Particularly of the Wandering Tribes: Including a Description of Afghanistan and Beloochistan
Author: James B. Fraser - James Baillie Fraser was a Scottish travel writer and artist who illustrated and wrote about Asia Minor and India. Some of his watercolours made in the picturesque style represent early views of India and Persia.

Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1834
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 345 pages plus 12 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards. Spine cover is detached at front edge. Covers show light soiling. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. Water marking appears at top edge of preliminary pages, fold-out map and first thirty pages of text. Pages display foxing throughout. All called-for engraved plates are present. Fold-out map of Persia and Afghanistan is intact, with no tears or markings other than noted above.

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Lot 3263

$300

Book Details: These fourteen handsome, large-format books describe the pinnacle of the British automotive industry: Rolls-Royce, and its near-identical twin, Bentley. Individual volumes focus on the early or later years of the company, the sports cars of the 1930s, the elegant coachwork, and in particular, the Phantom II Continental. All the books 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 3264

$30

Title: The Psalms of Krishna
Author: Richard Carlyle
Publisher: The Phoenix Press
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1933
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work inscribed and signed by author on front flyleaf. Inscription reads "What truly is ours / we truly get / Richard (illegible letter) Carlyle / Aug. 24, 1940 / to Edward M. Welsh."

Antique volume is bound in original gilt-lettered cloth-backed marble boards. Book shows mild edgewear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's stamp appears under inscription and at bottom of title page. Verso of frontispiece and facing page show light foxing. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Color frontispiece shows nicely.

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Lot 3265

$110

Title: Poems, 1965-1975
Author: Seamus Heaney - Seamus Heaney is an Irish poet, playwright, translator, lecturer and recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born at Mossbawn farmhouse between Castledawson and Toomebridge, he now resides in Dublin.

Other awards that Heaney has received include the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize (1968), the E. M. Forster Award (1975), the PEN Translation Prize (1985), the Golden Wreath of Poetry (2001), T. S. Eliot Prize (2006) and two Whitbread Prizes (1996 and 1999). He has been a member of Aosdána since its foundation and has been Saoi since 1997. He was both the Harvard and the Oxford Professor of Poetry and was made a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres in 1996. Heaney's literary papers are held by the National Library of Ireland. On 6 June 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Recognition Award from the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry.

Robert Pinsky observes of Heaney, "with his wonderful gift of eye and ear Heaney has the gift of the story-teller". Robert Lowell called him "the most important Irish poet since Yeats" and many others, including the academic John Sutherland, have echoed the sentiment that he is "the greatest poet of our age". (courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
City: New York
Year: 1980
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 227 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "Selected Poems 1965-1975" is a poetry collection by Seamus Heaney, who received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. It was published in 1980 by Faber and Faber (and published in the United States as Poems 1965-1975 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1981). It includes selections from Heaney's first four volumes of verse:
"Death of a Naturalist" (1966), "Door into the Dark" (1969), "Wintering Out" (1972), and "North" (1975).

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first U.S. printing of this poetry collection signed and dated 12th March 1981 by author Seamus Heaney. Signature and date appear on front flyleaf.

Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear. Jacket is now preserved in mylar.

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Lot 3266

$50

Details: This wonderful collection of vintage and antique travel ephemera contains handsomely illustrated guides to the chateaus of the Loire valley, Paris, Versailles, the Louvre, and other places in France; England and Wales, Vienna, and Ireland. Closer to home, there are brochures touting the geysers of Yellowstone (with 16 chromolithograph illustrations), the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C.; several cities in California, including San Francisco, San Diego, and Pomona; and Tampa, Florida. Perhaps the most distinctive item in the lot is a souvenir program from the Tropicana Hotel in Havana, Cuba, darting from the 1950s, whose covers are black flocked material. Also included is an early twentieth century menu from a restaurant in Nantes.

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Condition / Notes: These booklets 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 3267

$110

Title: The Characters of Charles Dickens: Pourtrayed in a Series of Original Water Colour Sketches by "Kyd"
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
City: London
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: Twenty four full page colour illustrations, each preceded by a leaf of descriptive text.
Condition / Notes: This book was sold as a portfolio of loose plates. Brown cloth-covered boards are present, with mild wear and light soiling. Spine cover shows significant wear. Front cover presents elaborate pictorial design in stamped gilt depicting the author and his characters. Blank pages at front at rear of volume are foxed. Pages exhibit age toning and occasional smudging at margins, but are otherwise clean and without markings, with brightly colored sketches. All 24 plates by the British artist Joseph Clayton Clarke (1856-1937) are present, as is the pictorial title page. Illustration for Weller Senior lacks leaf with descriptive text.

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Lot 3268

$80

Details: This collection of pre-World War II toy train cars includes a Lionel Shell oil tank car, a Dorfan Lines Pennsylvania RR boxcar with sliding door, an Atlanta pullman car, an unmarked flat car, and a Lionel passenger car painted orange.

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

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Lot 3269

$90

Details: Included in this collection of antique baseball cards is the 1935 Goudey 4-in-1 card with Piet, Comorosky, Bottomley, and Adams of the Cincinnati Reds; a 1935 National Chicle Co. card showing #69, Earl Grace of the Pittsburgh Pirates; and two Big League Chewing Gum cards from 1933, #93 showing John Welch of the Boston Red Sox and #25 with Paul Waner of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Condition / Notes: These cards have not been professionally graded, but have been carefully preserved and are in remarkably good condition for their age. There are no tears or creases, and only light soiling. Corners are fairly good; note the wear on the bottom corners of the 4-in-1.

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Lot 3270

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of works of literary criticism shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of Dante's "Paradiso" (Doubleday, 2007, in dust jacket, some highlighting) in a verse translation by Robert & Jean Hollander, "A Companion to The Cantos of Ezra Pound" (University of California Press, 1993, paperback) by Carroll F. Terrell, and a fifth printing of Ezra Pound's (Personae: The Collected Shorter Poems" (New Directions, n.d., in dust jacket). "Samuel Beckett Now" (University of Chicago Press, 1970) has underlining to final essay. "Understanding Dante" (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004, paperback) also shows a small amount of highlighting and marginalia.

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

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Lot 3271

$50

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

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

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

Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1871
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No
Width: 5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is stated to be a revised edition.

Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Books shows scuffing to spines and at edges. Bindings are firm. Volumes have marbled endpapers and edges. Pages are clean and without markings. First volume is adorned with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.

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Lot 3272

$40

Title: Chants Communal
Author: Horace Traubel - Horace L. Traubel was an American essayist, poet, magazine publisher, and author. Traubel was closely associated with the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States and published a monthly literary magazine called The Conservator from 1890 until the time of his death. Although a poet of note in his own right, Traubel is best remembered as the literary executor and biographer of his friend, poet Walt Whitman, about whom he compiled nine volumes entitled Walt Whitman in Camden.

Publisher: Small, Maynard & Company
City: Boston
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 194 pages plus 3 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: Collection of essays originally published in the New York socialist weekly "The Worker."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this essay collection with a handwritten author-signed letter dated June 11, 1915 laid in. This personal letter is addressed to a young man who is about to enter into a new stage of life, presumably entering an institution of higher learning, and the author offers counsel and guidance.

Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with cloth backstrip with stamped lettering. Book shows mild external wear, with faint staining to front cover. Hinges are cracked. Brief inscription in ink, dated June 11, 1915, appears on front pastedown (presumably written by author). Offsetting can be seen on half title page from laid-in letter. Pages are clean and without markings. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 3273

$40

Title: Mosses from an Old Manse
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: Ticknor and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1854
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 286/297 plus 8 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: The collection included several previously-published short stories and was named in honor of The Old Manse where Hawthorne and his wife lived for the first three years of their marriage. The first edition was published in 1846.

Added to second edition in 1854 were the stories "Feathertop" (1852), "Passages from a Relinquished Work" (1834) and "Sketches from Memory" (1835).

Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with minor chipping at head of spines. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners of boards. Bindings are firm. Water markings, ever fainter and diminishing in size, are visible on front endpaper, preliminary pages and initial pages of text of second volume. Name of previous owner is stamped at top margin of front flyleaves. Interiors exhibit light foxing.

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Lot 3274

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the 1897 Report of Armor Factory Board shown in the corresponding image(s). This antique U.S. government report contains 37 fold-out plates and b&w photographs.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in wrappers, with title written by hand on front cover. Book shows light external wear. Rear cover and final pages are detaching. Pages are clean and without markings. Fold-out plates are well preserved.

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Lot 3275

$40

Title: Les perfectionnements automobiles en 1907: etude de tous les perfectionnements interessants presentes par les Constructeurs au Salon de decembre 1906 et realises dans la construction de 1907
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: La Librairie Desforges
City: Paris
Year: circa 1907
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 190 pages
Width: 10" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with green cloth backstrip. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is detached at front hinge. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. This French-language work is profusely illustrated with b&w photos and diagrams of automobiles and automobile components.

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Lot 3276

$55

Details: This large stamp collection is distinguished by its beautiful organization. The thousands of loose stamps are all clean and in good condition, and have been carefully sorted into envelopes or bags marked with the Scott identification number(s) of the stamps within. These are largely mid-twentieth century stamps, with outliers dating both earlier and later. Both foreign and domestic stamps are in the collection, which includes examples from more obscure places.

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Condition / Notes: These stamps are in very good condition.

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Lot 3277

$15

Title: What's Your Name?
Author: Louis Adamic - Louis Adamic was a Slovene-American author and translator, mostly known for writing about and advocating for ethnic diversity of America.
Publisher: Harper and Brothers Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1942
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 248 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "Funny, heart-breaking and utterly absorbing all at once, crammed with hundreds of poignant, personal, warmly human stories, it brings home forcefully the desperate importance and seriousness of the problems which face those millions of Americans who bear foreign-sounding names." (from front-flap text)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Author's signature and date of 1942 appear on front flyleaf.

Antique volume is bound in red cloth with gilt-lettered black spine label. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket displays shelfwear, with light soiling to rear panel. Jacket is preseved in paper-backed mylar.

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Lot 3278

$30

Title: Essays Offered to G. H. Luce by His Colleagues and Friends in Honour of His Seventy-Fifth Birthday: Papers on Asian History, Religion, Languages, Literature, Music Folklore, and Anthropology/Papers on Asian Art and Archaeology
Author: uncredited author
Editor: A. B. Griswold, Ba Shin, Jean Boisselier
Publisher: Artibus Asiae Publishers
City: Ascona, Switzerland
Year: 1966
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spines and decorative design to front covers. Ex-library volumes show light shelfwear. Books present customary library markings and attachments. Pages are clean and bright. Contains numerous full-page and in-text illustrations.

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Lot 3279

$40

Title: Cottage Economy; Containing Information Relative to the Brewing of Beer, Making of Bread, Keeping of Cows, Pigs, Bees, Ewes, Goats, Poultry, and Rabbits, and relative to Other Matters Deemed Useful in the Conducting of the Affairs of a Labourer's Family; To Which Are Added, Instructions relative to the Selecting, the Cutting and the Bleaching of the Plants of English Grass and Grain, for the Purpose of Making Hats and Bonnets; and also Instructions for Erecting and Using Ice-Houses, after the Virginian Manner. To Which Is Added "The Poor Man's Friend"; a Defence of the Rights of Those Who Do the Work, and Fight the Battles
Author: William Cobbett - William Cobbett was an English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm laborers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and "tax-eaters" relentlessly. He was also against the Corn Laws, a tax on imported grain. Early in his career, he was a loyalist supporter of King and Country: but later he joined and successfully publicized the radical movement, which led to the Reform Bill of 1832, and to his winning the parliamentary seat of Oldham. Although he was not a Catholic, he became a fiery advocate of Catholic Emancipation in Britain. Through the seeming contradictions in Cobbett's life, his opposition to authority stayed constant. He wrote many polemics, on subjects from political reform to religion, but is best known for his book from 1830, "Rural Rides," which is still in print today.

Publisher: John Doyle
City: New York
Year: 1833
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 158/68 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth. Book shows external wear, with tears to spine cover and soiling to covers. Front and rear covers are detaching. Text block is intact. Ink markings can be seen on front pastedown and preliminary pages. Pages display occasional foxing.

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