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Lot 1030

$80

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 1031

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and/or monographs on geology and paleontology of California shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The California Chaparral: Paradigms Reexamined" (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 1989) and "Additions to the Tertiary History of the Pelagic Mammals on the Pacific Coast of North America" (Carnegie Institution, 1925) by Remington Kellog . 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 1032

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of paleontology and zoology books about dinosaurs, animals, and fossils shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subtopics include North American lagomorpha and the Judith River Beds, 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. Some volumes have been rebound into fresh wrappers or folios.
 
Lot 1033

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of four volumes of "Jane's Fighting Ships" shown in the corresponding image(s). One of these volumes dates to 1942, two are reprints (1905/6, 1944-5) and final volume is a reprint entitled "Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I" (Military Press, 1990, originally published 1919). 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 1034

$70

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage, antique, and collectible literature 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. Some volumes are ex-library and may have stamps and other markings.
 
Lot 1035

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of paleontology and zoology books relating to mammals shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subtopics include osteology of the mammalia, extinct mammals, and small mammal fossils, among others. The publication "Mammals Living and Extinct" has a handwritten letter bound into the center of the text block, with a small illustration. 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 1036

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and/or monographs on the paleontology and geology of Canada shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are George M. Dawson's "Report on the Queen Charlotte Islands 1878" (Dawson Brothers, 1880) and E. M. Kindle's "Notes on the Geology and Palaeontology of the Lower Saskatchewan River Valley" (Government Printing Bureau, 1915). 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 1037

$110

Title: Treatise on the Steam Engine
Author: James Renwick
Publisher: G. & C. & H. Carvill
City: New York
Year: 1830
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 328 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: "The treatise which is now submitted to the public does not pretend to the merit of originality. All that has been attempted is to exhibit in a succinct, and as far as possible, popular form, the present state of our knowledge on the interesting subject of which it treats. From this the sole exceptions are the theories of the expansive action of the steam engine, and of steam-boats. To the former has been added the consideration of the physical circumstances that wear left out of view in the investigations of Watt and Robinson; and the latter has been examined upon principles, that, so far as the author is aware, although of frequent application in other branches of practical mechanics, have never been taken into account in this particular case." (from author's preface).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter cloth over paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with tearing and minor loss of material along edges and ends of spine. Rubbing to covers. Three small black spots visible on front cover. Front hinge is cracked. Traces of removal of bookplate apparent on front pastedown. Previous owners' names appear on front flyleaf and at top of title page (the latter with the date November 10, 1836 written in). Stamp with name of library has been blotted out. The number 367 appears beside marking. The same number also can be seen in blank space of preface. Pages are clean and without markings. Book contains numerous well-preserved fold-out plates and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 1038

$175

Title: The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora, 1779
Author: John McKay, Ron Coleman
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1992
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title is the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photographs.

Please note that this lot contains24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. Half of these books still in shrink wrap
 
Lot 1039

$100

Title: Capstans and Windlasses: An Illustrated History of Their Use at Sea
Author: John H. Harland
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 130 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 1040

$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 1041

$130

Title: The Worship of Augustus Caesar: Derived from a Study of Coins, Monuments, Calendars, Aeras, and Astronomical and Astrological Cycles, the Whole Establishing a New Chronology and Survey of History and Religion
Author: Alexander Del Mar - Alexander del Mar, also Alex Delmar, was an American political economist, historian, numismatist and author. He was the first director of the Bureau of Statistics at the U.S. Treasury Department from 186669.

Del Mar was a rigorous historian who made important contributions to the history of money. He was distinctly hostile to a central monetary role for gold as a commodity money, championing the cause of silver and its re-monetization as a prerogative of the state. He believed strongly in the legal function of money. Del Mar dedicated much of his free time to original research in the great libraries and coin collections of Europe on the history of monetary systems and finance.
Publisher: The Cambridge Encyclopedia Co.
City: New York
Year: 1900
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: `xxiv/346 plus one page of "corrigenda" and 2 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped gray-brown cloth with black lettering to spine. Books shows external wear, with heavy spotting to covers and minor loss of material at ends of spine and outside corners. Front flyleaf displays offsetting from newspaper clippings attached to front pastedown. Annotation in light pencil appears along top edge of title page. Pencil markings and marginalia are visible on a small number of pages. Smudging to lower outside corner of a number of pages.
 
Lot 1042

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of Africa shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the evolution of the African suidae, the Congo Basin, and the Eocene of Egypt, 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. Some volumes have been rebound into fresh wrappers with the original wrappers mounted on top.
 
Lot 1043

$45

Details: This lot includes the hand-tinted lithograph shown in the corresponding image. Entitled "L'Amerique/La America," this large color print shows an elegantly-dressed armed planter parlaying with Indians in feather headdresses, with family to the right, behind him, and slaves in the background, on the left, walking up a path set in tropical vegetation. Statement in small print on the left below image reads "Paris, L. Turgis Jne. Impr. Editeur des Ecole, 60." Continued on the right side "et Maison a New York." The number 27 appears in upper right corner. This piece measures approximately 14" x 11". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Lithograph shows darkening and light spotting to margins. Colors are quite bright. Shows no perforations or tears. Minor creases at margins.
 
Lot 1044

$55

Details: This lot includes the original antique Explorer II bookmark shown in the corresponding image(s). This bookmark, which was produced in 1936 by National Geographic, was cut from the balloon used on the historic 1935 Explorer II stratosphere flight. On November 11, 1935, after taking off from the Black Hills of rapid City, South Dakota, the Explorer II balloon floated to a height of 72,395 feet, a record that stood for 21 years. The balloon bookmark is made of rubberized fabric and measures 2.25" by 7". The bookmark is double sided - the front bears a photograph of the balloon, and flight information appears on the back. The bookmark is housed in a glass paneled frame which measures 8" by 10". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: The bookmark shows some age/wear with creasing to the fabric and some age toning. There is some tape residue at the upper edge of the bookmark.
 
Lot 1045

$40

Title: Physiography (Robertson Bay and Terra Nova Bay Regions)
Author: R. E. Priestley - Sir Raymond Edward Priestley was a British geologist and early Antarctic explorer.
Publisher: Harrison and Sons, Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: x/87 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: Published for the Committee of the Captain Scott Antarctic Fund. "The four chapters of this small paper embody the physiographical results of the explorations of the Northern Party of Scott's Last Expedition." (from foreword)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original green wrappers. Book shows external wear, with staining to rear cover and taping to spine. Binding is detaching from rear hinge. Pages are clean, fresh and bright. Illustrations and panoramas from photographs. Contains 3 intact folding maps in rear pocket.
 
Lot 1046

$10

Title: Les roches et leurs elements mineralogiques: descriptions, analyses microscopiques, structures, gisements. 3e edition, entierement revue et augmentee avec 2 cartes geologiques, 21 planches chromolithographiques et 322 figures
Author: Ed. Jannettaz
Publisher: J. Rothschild, Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1900
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 704 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: A French mineralogist, Jannettaz was an assistant at the Sorbonne and made numerous contributions to the mineral sciences. This study provides a general description of rocks and their mineral constituents, the physical and chemical properties of the minerals, the use of the microscope, and the optical properties of minerals.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial designs. Book shows external wear, with tearing at ends of spine and narrow cracking at top end of front spine edge. Binding is firm. Light stain on lower outer block edge. Antique bookplate of the Engineering Societies Library appears on front pastedown. Previous owner's signature can be seen at top of half-title page. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with (fold-out) color plates and in-text illustrations.

This volume is from the library of noted American geologist Horace Vaughan Winchell (his is the signature referenced above).
 
Lot 1047

$30

Title: Peterson's Magazine 1883
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Peterson's Magazine
City: New York
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique leather-backed volume has detached front board. Spine cover is detached at front hinge. Boards and spine cover show soiling and moisture markings. Text block is intact. Pages display occasional light foxing. Text appears in double columns. Numerous fold-out color fashion plates are well preserved.
 
Lot 1048

$20

Title: A Description of the Strata Which Occur in Ascending from the Plains of Kincardineshire to the Summit of Mount Battoc, One of the Most Elevated Points in the Eastern District of the Grampian Mountains
Author: Ninian Imrie
Publisher: Royal Society of Edinburgh
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1806
Binding Style: Sewn Binding
Pagination: 19 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 12"
Book Details: Paper read March 5, 1804. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Vol. VI, Part I.
Condition / Notes: Antique journal article has been sewn into modern protective boards with cloth backing. Paper label appears on front board. Boards show lightly bumped outside corners. Pages show sporadic foxing. Contains in-text illustrations and large fold-out plate that measures approximately 38" x 10.5"
 
Lot 1049

$60

Details: This lot includes the original antique cabinet card shown in the corresponding image(s). This cabinet card is dated circa 1890, and depicts an African American man, woman, and boy in proper Victorian dress. The man is seated, with the woman and boy standing on either side of him. This card measures approximately 6" by 8". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This piece generally shows well with light age/wear. There is one small pin hole at the top center of the card.
 
Lot 1050

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Cogs, Caravels and Galleons: The Sailing Ship, 1000-1650 - Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc. - Books and dust jackets are as new. Profusely illustrated.
- The Heyday of Sail: The Merchant Ship, 1650-1830 -Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.
- The Line of Battle: The Sailing Warship, 1650-1840 - Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.
- The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared Vessels since Pre-Classical Times by uncredited author - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.
 
Lot 1051

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique geological surveys shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volumes II and III of "Report of the Geological Survey of Ohio" (Nevins Y Myers, 1874/1878) and "Preliminary Report of the United States Geological Survey of Wyoming and Portions of Contiguous Territories" by F. V. Hayden (1872). Also present is the "Seventh Report on the Oil and Gas Fields of Western Pennsylvania for 1887, 1888." (with folding plates 2-5 in rear pocket). 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 1052

$25

Title: The Mystery and Other Poems
Author: Ralph Hodgson - Ralph Hodgson was an English poet, very popular in his lifetime on the strength of a small number of anthology pieces, such as "The Bull." He was one of the more 'pastoral' of the Georgian poets. In 1954, he was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

He seems to have covered his tracks in relation to much of his life; he was averse to publicity. This has led to claims that he was reticent. Far from that being the case, his friend Walter De La Mare found him an almost exhausting talker; but he made a point of personal privacy. He kept up a copious correspondence with other poets and literary figures, including those he met in his time in Japan such as Takeshi Saito.

Publisher: A. T. Stevens
City: London
Year: 1913
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 20 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Ralph Hodgson: A Bibliography," Sweetser A12.b.  The "Flying Fame," mentioned on the inside of back cover, was a private press run by Hodgson, Lovat Fraser and Holbrook Jackson.
Condition / Notes: This is a large paper edition of this title, in original light gray wrappers that are a little darkened at edges. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name appears in blue ink at top of title page. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated by Lovat Fraser with b&w vignettes.
 
Lot 1053

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the history of science and engineering shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include analysis with the blowpipe and the Russel process, 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 books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws such as chipping and edge wear. Some volumes are ex-library, and may contain stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1054

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique Rudy Vallee sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). Rudy Vallee (July 28, 1901 July 3, 1986) was an American singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. There are nine individual music pieces in this lot, which originate from the years 1929-1931. Some titles included are "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes," "Good Night Sweetheart," "Old New England Moon," and two copies of "99 Out of a Hundred Wanna Be Loved," among others. Many of these pieces have beautifully illustrated front covers, some with photographs of Rudy Vallee himself.

This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. To inspect and acquire more information about this lot, please attend our preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These pieces show some age/wear such as light creasing or some separating along the spine. Some covers have stamps or have some writing on them. All covers are present, but some may be detached.
 
Lot 1055

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of Europe shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes some foreign language titles. The publication "Palaontologische Abhandlungen" is inscribed "with compliments of the author" on the front wrapper. 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 1056

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about ethnology shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Indigenous peoples, American Indians, and ancient civilizations, 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 edge wear and may show some restorative work such as taping along the spine. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1057

$150

Title: Elements et pratique de l'architecture navale, 1805
Author: David Steel
Publisher: Le Chasse-Maree/ArMen
City: Unknown
Year: 2001
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 19.5" Height: 20"
Condition / Notes: Gray-cloth clamshell folio folder contains full-sized reproduction of 38 folded plates, with English-language text on plates. Folder and plates are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 1058

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of the Orient, China, Malaysia, and the Middle East shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Messinian events in the Mediterranean and tectonic and geologic evolution of Southeast Asian seas and islands, 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.
 
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