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Lot 1288

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of antique astrology publications shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes "Raphael's Astronomical Ephemeris of the Planets' Places" and "Zadkiel's Astronomical Ephemeris." There are 27 volumes included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These pieces show more advanced age/wear, with some foxing, chipping and/or loss to pages, lacking wrappers, and some marginalia.
 
Lot 1289

$45

Title: American Gold, 1862-1870. Gold Clearings, 1869. Gold Loans, 1869. Members New York Gold Exchange, New York Stock Exchange
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: J. C. Mersereau
City: New York
Year: 1870
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Tables plus 19 pages
Width: 3.25" Height: 5.25"
Book Details: Provides daily price quotes from the New York Gold Exchange from 1862 through 1871 (including data from the famous gold pool of 1869), plus quarter-hourly quotations for the entire year of 1872, plus information on gold loans and a membership roster of the exchange.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in purple cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. Book show significant external wear, with loss of material to spine cover and light soiling to boards. Binding has separated after title page. Pages are clean and fresh, with no markings.

Stamped text in gilt underneath title on front cover reads "Presented by Humbert Brothers, Bankers & Brokers, No. 18 Wall Street, New York."
 
Lot 1290

$20

Title: The Biography of Our Baby
Author: Edmund Vance Cooke
Publisher: Dodge Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: A baby's book with poems by Edmund Vance Cooke and spaces to insert milestones in baby's life.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light blue cloth with bright gilt and dark blue lettering to front cover. Pictorial design on front cover shows baby carrying bouquet of flowers. Book shows light external wear, with smudging to covers. Endpapers display light spotting. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Color frontispiece illustration and many full page and smaller color illustrations by Bessie Collins Pease (later known as Bessie Pease Gutman)
 
Lot 1291

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about natural history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include animals, nature, and astronomy, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1292

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of British stamps shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains approximately forty items, made up mostly of blocks of four and post office-issued booklets which include stamps, and presents many topics, including the Queen's birthday, railroads, 19th-century mail carriage and 19th-century literature. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Stamps are well preserved in detached album sheets.
 
Lot 1293

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and/or monographs on fossils shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are George Busk's "A Monograph on the Fossil Polyzoa of the Crag" (Palaeontographical Society, 1859), "Fossil Anthopoids of the Yale-Cambridge India Expedition of 1935" (Carnegie Institution, 1938) and Frank Springer's "The Fossil Crinoid Genus Dolato-Crinus and Its Allies" (1921). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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.
 
Lot 1294

$40

Title: Jess
Author: H. Rider Haggard - Sir Henry Rider Haggard, KBE, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire. His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential.
Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co.
City: London
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 336 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: A lesser-known Haggard novel of adventure and romance set in South Africa during the first Boer War.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spien and black lettering and decorative designs to front cover. Covers and spine show light markings. Binding is firm. Volume has floral endpapers. Previous owner's name stamped on front flyleaf. Offsetting appears on the same. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 1295

$90

Title: Observations on Days of Unsual Magnetic Disturbance, Made at the British Colonial Magnetic Observatories, under the Departments of the Ordnance and Admiralty. Part I.-1840-1841
Author: Edward Sabine - General Sir Edward Sabine KCB FRS was an Anglo-Irish astronomer, geophysicist, ornithologist, explorer and the 30th President of the Royal Society.

Two branches of Sabine's work are notable: Determination of the length of the seconds pendulum, a simple pendulum whose time period on the surface of the Earth is two seconds, that is, one second in each direction; and his research on the Earth's magnetic field. He led the effort to establish a system of magnetic observatories in various parts of British territory all over the globe, and much of his life was devoted to their direction, and to analyzing their observations.

While most of his research bears on the subjects just mentioned, other research deals with the birds of Greenland (Sabine's Gull is named for him), ocean temperatures, the Gulf Stream, barometric measurement of heights, arc of the meridian, glacial transport of rocks, the volcanoes of the Hawaiian Islands, and various points of meteorology.
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
City: London
Year: 1843
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/107 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 13"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with rubbing and light spotting to covers. Book is tightly bound. Foxing can be seen on endpapers, title page and initial pages of text. Pages are partially uncut.
 
Lot 1296

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Big Band & jazz discographies shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Frankie Masters and His Orchestra" by Charles Garrod and "Sy Zentner and His Orchestra" by Jurgen Wolfer. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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.
 
Lot 1297

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Park's Mamma's Tales, for Good Children" and "The Child's Cabinet of Stories" (Merriam, Moore & Co., n.d.). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: s with 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.
 
Lot 1298

$20

Title: Time's Telescope for 1818; or, a Complete Guide to the Almanack: Containing an Explanation of Saints' Days and Holidays; with Illustrations of British History and Antiquities, Notices of Obsolete Rites and Customs, and Sketches of Comparative Chronology. Astronomical Occurences in Every Month; Comprising Remarks of the Phenomena of the Celestial Bodies: and the Naturalist's Diary; Explaining the Various Appearances in the Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms. To Which Is Prefixed an Introduction, Containing the Outlines of Geology and Mineralogy
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones
City: London
Year: 1818
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: liv/328 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: This is an early nineteenth-century recasing. Gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows mild external wear. Hinges are cracked. Water markings to endpapers and pages of index. Name of college stamped on front flyleaf. Pages display sporadic light foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece.
 
Lot 1299

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about geology and paleontology shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the San Andreas Fault and Nosoni and Dekkas formations, among others. This group includes some foreign language titles as well as some bulletin-style publications in wrappers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes show some age/wear such as edge wear. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings. Some volumes have been rebound into fresh wrappers or folios.
 
Lot 1300

$30

Title: Sulphurets: What They Are, How Concentrated, How Assayed, and How Worked: with a Chapter on the Blow-Pine Assay of Minerals
Author: William Barstow
Publisher: A. Roman and Company, Booksellers, Publishers and Importers
City: New York
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Statement of provenance stamped on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 1301

$100

Details: This lot includes the signed James Fenimore Cooper check shown in the corresponding image. This check for $50.00, drawn on the Otsego County Bank in Cooperstown, is dated February 28th, 1845, bears a red stamp at its center and the signature of the celebrated American writer at the lower right corner. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved check shows no tears, perforations, creasing or markings other than those of the author and the stamp.
 
Lot 1302

$25

Title: A Marine Vocabulary: An English-French Vocabulary of 18 Century Maritime Words and Phrases/Vocabulaire de marine: vocabulaire francais-anglais de termes et locutions maritimes du 18e siecle
Author: David H. Roberts
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 1994
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 109/123 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in original light-blue stiff wrappers. Books are in excellent condition. Bilingual edition in tete-beche binding.

Please note that this lot contains 24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 1303

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of design and interior decorating books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include apartments, lofts, and kitchens, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear. Many of these volumes have dust jackets.
 
Lot 1304

$175

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes decorative antique literature, including some decorative sets, history and children's books, among others. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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.
 
Lot 1305

$70

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of geology, paleontology, and natural history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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.
 
Lot 1306

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decorative children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Anecdotes of the Superstitions of Bengal for Young Persons" (Carlton & Phillips, 1854), "Teddy White; or, the Little Orange Sellers" (Henry Hoyt, n.d.) and "Rose and Her Pets, in Words of Not Over Five Letters" (American Tract Society, 1869). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with 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.
 
Lot 1307

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about geology and paleontology shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include geologic cartography and the Catoctin belt, among others. This group includes some foreign language titles as well as some bulletin-style publications in wrappers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes show some age/wear such as creasing and/or chipping at the spines and some edge wear. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1308

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about geology and paleontology shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the cretaceous and tertiary floras and sedimentology, among others. This group includes some foreign language titles as well as some bulletin-style publications in wrappers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes show some age/wear such as creasing and/or chipping at the spines and some edge wear. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1309

$80

Title: Greenland by the Polar Sea: The Story of the Thule Expedition from Melville Bay to Cape Morris Jesup
Author: Knud Rasmussen
Translor: Asta Kenney, Rowland Kenney
Publisher: William Heinemann
City: London
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/326 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped silver lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Former library book has been re-backed. Outside corners are lightly bumped, with minor loss of material to one. Exterior otherwise shows mild wear. Hinges has been reinforced. Date of Jan 5 1927 has been stamped at upper right corner of front flyleaf. Withdrawal stamp appears on verso of title page. No other library markings/attachments are visible. Pages are clean and fresh. Illustrated with numerous (color) plates and in-text maps. Color fold-out map at rear of volume is remarkably well preserved.
 
Lot 1310

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Hall Carbine affair, Boston Water Works, and Niagara Falls, among others. Also included is a Farmer's Almanack from 1850. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes in this lot show more advanced age/wear with chipping and/or loss to spines and some edge wear. Some volumes are ex-library and may contain stamps and other markings.
 
Lot 1311

$60

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of geology, paleontology, and natural history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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.
 
Lot 1312

$20

Title: "Bottled Up": The Art of Building an Airplane in a Bottle
Author: William H. Weiser
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 132 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original illustrated wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 26 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All copies are in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 1313

$15

Title: Horae Lyricae and Divine Songs
Author: Isaac Watts - Isaac Watts was an English hymnwriter, theologian and logician. A prolific and popular hymnwriter, he was recognised as the "Father of English Hymnody", credited with some 650 hymns. Many of his hymns remain in use today, and have been translated into many languages.
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1854
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: cvi/348 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7"
Book Details: This is a rare edition of this work, with a memoir by English Romantic poet Robert Southey (12 August 1774 – 21 March 1843).
Condition / Notes:  Antique volume is bound in blindstamped black cloth with stamped gilt lettering and emblem to spine. Book shows wear to extremities and rubbing to boards. Binding is cracked at first page of text. Antique library stamp is visible on front pastedown. Previous owners' names can be see at top of front flyleaf. Foxing appears on frontispiece portrait of author. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 1314

$10

Title: Aus dem westlichen Himalaja: Erlebnisse und Forschungen
Author: Karl Eugen von Ujfalvy - Mezokovesdi Ujfalvy Karoly Jeno, or Karl Eugen Ujfalvy von Mezokovesd, Charles-Eugčne Ujfalvy de Mezokovesd, or Mezo-Kovesd was a Hungarian-Austrian linguist.  He was born at Székelykovesd/Cuieşd, in Transylvania, and died at Florence.

Publisher: F. A. Brockhaus
City: Leipzig
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvi/330 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Book lacks spine cover. Boards show wear to edges and corners. Hinges have been reenforced. Volume has marbled endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings Book contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece, in-text, full- and double-page illustrations, fold-out tables and 5 maps.
 
Lot 1315

$80

Title: The 74-Gun Ship Bellona
Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1989
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This is a title in the series Anatomy of a Ship.
Condition / Notes: New volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 12 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these are in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 1316

$150

Details: This lot includes the group of 1910 one hundred ruble Czarist banknotes shown in the corresponding image. There are 30 bills in this package. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Banknotes are well preserved and show light wear, with no tears, perforations or markings visible.
 
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