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Lot 1317

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique poetry books, including some which are decorative, shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cowper, William Cullen Bryant, and Matthew Arnold, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books show some age/wear such as rubbing to boards, moisture indications, foxing to pages, and loss to some.
 
Lot 1318

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and/or monographs on paleontology and geology of Canada shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Robert Bell's "Report on Explorations on the Churchill and Nelson Rivers and around God's and Island Lakes 1879" (Dawson Brothers, 1880) and Stanley Smith's "Upper Devonian Corals of the Mackenzie River Region Canada" (Geological Society of America, 1945; Special Papers Number 59). 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 1319

$50

Details: This lot includes the antique French legal document shown in the corresponding image. This document consists of 6 string-bound pages and contains four neatly written pages relating to various conditions of payment and mortgages. First page displays handsome first words and stamp, final page of text bears elaborate signature. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Document is well preserved, with no tears or punctures. Document has been folded and presents vertical and horizontal creases. The date 1745 and the words "legal case" are written in pencil at top of first page.
 
Lot 1320

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Description of New Rodents and Discussion of the Origin of Daemonelix by O. A. Peterson - Dated 1906 by Carnegie Museum - First Edition - Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum, Vol. II, No. 4. Rebound in stiff wrappers with paper label to front.
- Description of New Carnivores from the Miocene of Western Nebraska by O. A. Peterson - Dated 1909 by Carnegie Museum - First Edition - Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum, Vol. IV, No. 5.  Rebound in stiff wrappers with paper label to front cover.
- A Revision of the Entelodontidae by O. A. Peterson - Dated 1909 by Carnegie Museum - First Edition - Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum, Vol. IV, No. 3.
 
Lot 1321

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Catalogue of Books and Pamphlets relating to Hawaii and the South Sea Islands by uncredited author - Dated 1918 by C. F. Libbie & Co., Book and Art Auctioneers - Bound in original printed wrappers. Covers show water markings to edges. Pages show water markings to top edges (not affecting text).
- Hawaiian Language Imprints, 1822-1899: A Bibliography by Janet E. Bell, Clare G. Murdoch, Bernice Judd, uncredited author Edited by Bernice Judd, Clare G. Murdoch, Janet E. Bell - Dated 1978 by The Hawaiian Mission Children's Society/The University Press of Hawaii
 
Lot 1322

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of Greenland shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Triassic stratigraphy and non-marine tertiary deposits, among others. 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 1323

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of four volumes of "Jane's Fighting Ships" shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are dated 1967-1968, 1969-70, 1971-72, and 1972-73. Please note that tow of these are ex-library volumes. 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 1324

$10

Details: This lot contains the antique customs document signed by naval officer Edward Langworthy shown in the corresponding image(s). Langworthy
(17381802) was a member of the Continental Congress from Georgia. This document is made up of 4 folio pages and relates to shipments of fabric such as gingham, calico, and thread.

Edward Langworthy was an American teacher who was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Georgia. He signed the Articles of Confederation.

Langworthy began working with Georgia's Committee of Safety, and was their secretary when they became a revolutionary Council of Safety on December 11, 1775. The Georgia assembly sent him to the Continental Congress in 1777, and he arrived just in time to sign the Articles of Confederation. He served in the Congress until 1779.

Edward moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1785. He married a young lady named Wright, and the couple had four children. He also bought a part interest in a newspaper The Maryland Journal & Baltimore Advertiser and became its editor. In 1787 he sold his interest, and became an instructor at the Baltimore Academy.

In 1795 Langworthy was made the clerk of customs for Baltimore, a post he held until his death. He died of Yellow fever on November 2, 1802 and was buried at the Old Episcopal Church. The church was torn down in 1891, and details of any re-interment are unknown.

Condition / Notes: Documents show chipping to edges and creasing, with tearing and taping visible along the latter. Pencil annotation relating to Longworthy appears at bottom of one page (not affecting text).
 
Lot 1325

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- I. Report on Artesian Wells in Southern New Jersey, in Cretaceous, Miocene and Recent Strata, with an Introduction Designating the Principal Water Horizons; Also, Artesian Wells in Cretaceous Strata on Long Island, New York, correlation with the Cretaceous in New Jersey. II. Report on Artesian Wells, Mostly in Northern New Jersey, and in Strata Older Than the Cretaceous by Lewis Woolman - Dated 1897 by MacCrellish & Quigley, Printers - Original wrappers, with repair to spine and lower outside corner of front wrapper.
- Artesian Wells and Water Horizons in Southern New Jersey, with Economical, Geological and Paleontological Notes by Lewis Woolman - Dated 1894 by The John L. Murphy Publishing Company - Spine shows repair.
- Artesian Wells and Water Horizons in Southern New Jersey and Their Relations to an Immense Diatomaceous Clay Bed Having a Maximum Thickness of 300, with a Note on Diatomaceous Clays and Artesian Wells in Maryland and Virginia, Also Special Report on Artesian Wells at Beach Haven, New Jersey by Lewis Woolman - Dated 1891 by The John L. Murphy Publishing Company - Original wrappers and frontispiece show repair work to edges and corners.
- Artesian Wells, Atlantic City, New Jersey by Lewis Woolman - Dated 1889 by The John L. Murphy Publishing Company - Rebound in stiff white wrappers, with original front wrapper pasted to front cover.
 
Lot 1326

$80

Title: Reflections on Death. Corrected and Enlarged with Occasional Notes and Illustrations
Author: William Dodd - William Dodd was an English Anglican clergyman and a man of letters. He lived extravagantly, and was nicknamed the "Macaroni Parson". He dabbled in forgery in an effort to clear his debts, was caught, convicted, and, despite a public campaign for a Royal pardon, became the last person to be hanged at Tyburn for forgery.
Publisher: T. Dickman
City: Springfield, Massachusetts
Year: 1810
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 189 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Advertisement following author's dedication reads:

"These Reflections were first written with a design to be published in a small volume proper to be given away by well-disposed persons at funerals, or on any other solemn occasion. But the editors of the Christian's Magazine, supposing they might be of some service to that useful and well-esteemed work, requested the author first to printer print them there, and afterward to pursue his original design. Accordingly, they were printed in separate chapter, and he hath reason to be satisfied with the reception they met with. His best prayers accompany them in their present form, that they may be found useful to mankind."

First edition of this work was published in 1763. This edition "corrected and enlarged with occasional notes and illustrations" by G. Wright.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows moderate external wear, with cracking to top inch of front edge of spine and minor loss at ends of spine and outside corners. Volume is firmly bound. Endpapers show foxing. Previous owner's inscription in ink appears at top of front flyleaf. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Fore edge shows scattered spotting.  Please note that in spite of title page statement, this book does not contain illustrations.
 
Lot 1327

$10

Title: Mikroskopische Structurbilder der Massengesteine in farbigen Lithographien
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Fritz Berwerth
Publisher: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagshandlung (E. Koch)
City: Stuttgart
Year: 1895-1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Condition / Notes: In printed paper-covered boards, with inner flaps and 8 lithographed plates per volume. Boards show external wear, with light soiling and traces of removal of library attachments from upper left corner of front boards. Plates display marginalia, annotations and underlining to captions in red pencil. Small library stamp appears in upper margin of versos.  Text of laid-in introduction and captions are in German.
 
Lot 1328

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about birds and avian paleontology and zoology shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include owls, raptors, and fossils, among others. 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 toning to the wrappers with some light edge wear. Some volumes are ex-library and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1329

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique geology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include gemstones, crystallography, old red sandstone, and the great diamond hoax, 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 volumes in this group are ex-library.
 
Lot 1330

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Memoires de la Societe Geologique de France. Deuxieme serie. Tome cinquieme - Primiere partie by uncredited author - Dated 1854 by Gide et Baudry, Editeurs - Contains "Description geologique de la province de Constantine" by H. Coquand and "Description des bryozoaires fossiles de la formation jurassique" by Jules Haime.  Antique volume is bound in original printed blue wrappers. Front cover shows chipping. Spine cover displays loss of material at foot. Partially uncut pages show foxing throughout, at times heavy at margins.

- Memoires de la Societe Geologique de France. Deuxieme serie. Tome quatrieme - Deuxieme partie by uncredited author - Dated 1852 by Gide et Baudry, Editeurs - Contains "Catalogue raisonne des fossiles nummilitiques du comte de Nice" by Louis Bellardi and "Recherches sur les roches globuleuses" by M. Delesse.  Antique volume is bound in original printed blue wrappers. Rear cover shows loss of material to lower outside corner and adjacent edges, with chipping to other corners. Binding is separating between pages 309 and 310. Partially uncut pages show foxing throughout, at times heavy at margins (of plates).
 
Lot 1331

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the oil fields, extraction, and petroleum shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subtopics include the Coalinga oil district, the Santa Maria oil district, and petroleum production, among others. 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. Some volumes have been rebound into fresh wrappers with the original wrappers mounted on top.
 
Lot 1332

$45

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of antique estate 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 1333

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 13 individual music pieces in this lot, which are mostly from the World War I era, with a few from World War II. Some titles included are "Praise the Lord and pass the Ammunition!!," "Hats Off to MacArthur and Our Boys Down There," "He's All Shot To Pieces By the French Girls Eyes," and "I Don't Want to Get Well," among others. Many of these pieces have beautifully illustrated black and white or color front covers, some of which feature photographs.

Condition / Notes: These pieces generally show well with some age/wear. Some pieces show edge wear and may have light tearing.
 
Lot 1334

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of Belgium shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include palaeozoic echini and recent Belgian foraminifera, among others. This group includes some foreign language titles. 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 volumes have been rebound with the original wrappers mounted on top of fresh wrappers. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1335

$120

Title: Woodland Portraits
Author: Jeannette Klute
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1954
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated with 50 plates
Width: 12.75" Height: 17"
Book Details: Jeanette Klute, in addition to being a nature lover, was an internationally known photographer and one of the pioneers of color photography. She received her initial training in photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She then entered the Research Laboratories of the Eastman Kodak Company where she became a founding member of the Color Technology Division, eventually rising to Research Photographer in charge of Visual Research Studio at Eastman. Klute became an expert at the color photographic process called dye transfer, which is one of the most permanent and complex forms of color photo printmaking. The prints in this work are reproduced directly from Eastman dye transfer prints made under her direct supervision.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this collection of color photographic plates on botanical subjects.  Elephant folio is bound in brown buckram with gilt lettering. Boards show mild warping. Volume is tightly bound. Interior is clean and fresh. Plates are bright
 
Lot 1336

$35

Details: This lot includes the original legal document from the time of the French Revolution shown in the corresponding image. This handwritten document, with letterhead indicating it to pertain to the department of Aube, in northeastern France, presents a list of people selected to form a jury pool, with profession/occupation given beside the person's name.

Opening paragraph reads "Liste de citoyens choisis par le (illegible word) deu Department de l'Aube pour former le jury speciale de jugement, charge de prononcer dans l'affaire du Jean Lye (illegible last name), accuse."

Annotation in pencil in top right corner of recto reads "French Revolution Jury Pool."

Condition / Notes: Document is well preserved, showing no tears or perforations. Document has been folded and presents vertical and horizontal creases.
 
Lot 1337

$55

Title: The Black Cat: A Monthly Magazine of Original Short Stories - 1897
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Short Story Publishing Company
City: Boston
Year: 1896-1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: The Black Cat (1895-1922) was an American literary magazine published in Boston, Massachusetts. It specialized in short stories of an "unusual" nature. The magazine's first editor was Herman Umbstaetter (1851-1913). It is best-known for publishing the story "A Thousand Deaths" by Jack London in the May 1899 issue. Umbstaetter's magazine also carried material by Rupert Hughes, Susan Glaspell, Ellis Parker Butler, Alice Hegan Rice, Holman Day, Rex Stout and Octavus Roy Cohen. Although most of its fiction was nonfantastic, The Black Cat occasionally published science fiction stories by authors such as Frank L. Pollack, Don Mark Lemon and Harry Stephen Keeler. It also printed the horror story "The Mysterious Card" (1896) by Cleveland Moffett. Clark Ashton Smith contributed two adventure stories to The Black Cat. One noted writer who appeared in the magazine's later years was Henry Miller.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce 19th-century anthology of the literary magazine The Black Cat, containing all issues for the year 1897. Included is the pictorial front cover for the month January, displaying in bright colors a cat dressed in a festive costume of 15th-century Europe.

Volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to spine/edges and rubbing to boards and edges. Outside corners are lightly bumped. Small stain appears at bottom edge of rear cover. Front hinge is cracked. Binding is shaken, with several loose pages. Previous owner's stickers are visible on endpapers. Initial page displays toning. Inside corners of a number of pages stained with green ink (text not affected). Contains vignettes featuring black cats and illustrated advertisements.
 
Lot 1338

$30

Details: This lot includes the antique will shown in the corresponding image. This four-page document presents the last will and testament of Hannah Ogden of Chester, Pennsylvania, and is dated November 27, 1783. It is signed by the register of the County of Chester and has seal affixed to upper left corner. Hannah Ogden's signature and hand-drawn seal can be seen at bottom of third page. It should be noted that early wills by women were uncommon. This particular will contains a wealth of historical detail. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Antique document shows one horizontal and vertical creases, with tears along and small perforations to portions of these. Several of these tears have been taped. Pages also display light foxing. Edges show small tears.
 
Lot 1339

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of exhibition catalogues shown in the corresponding image(s). These catalogues feature the art of ancient civilizations, including Egypt, Korea, and Sri Lanka. 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 1340

$10

Title: Phylogeny of the Echini, with a Revision of Palaeozoic Species
Author: Robert Tracy Jackson
Publisher: Boston Society of Natural History
City: Boston
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 491 pages plus 76 plates
Width: 10.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: Memoirs Read before the Boston Society of Natural History; Being a Series of the Boston Journal of Natural History. Volume VII.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in green stiff wrappers, with original covers pasted on front and back. Book shows light external wear and is soundly bound. Library name stamped in upper right corner of first page. Previous owner's name stamped in upper right of second page. Minor repair work visible along bottom edges of first pages. Partially uncut pages are clean and without markings. Contains in-text illustrations and plates.
 
Lot 1341

$700

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage Chinese stamps shown in the corresponding image. There are over 800 stamps from inception to 1950, with some regional names and early PRC. 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 booklet and sheets with plastic pockets.
 
Lot 1342

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include earthquake prediction techniques, variscan tectonics of the North Atlantic region, and tectonics of southeastern Arizona, 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 1343

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and/or monographs on Alaskan geology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Charles Will Wright's "Geology and Ore Deposits of Copper Mountain and Kasaan Peninsula, Alaska" (1915) and "A Reconnaissance from Pyramid Harbor to Eagle City, Alaska, including a Description of the Copper Deposits of the Upper White and Tanana Rivers" by Alfred Hulse Brooks (1900). 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 1344

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of France shown in the corresponding image(s). This group may includes foreign language. 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. Some volumes have been rebound into fresh wrappers with the original wrappers mounted on top.
 
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