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Lot 1059

$35

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 Cenozoic vertebrates, fossil primates, and mixodetidae, among others. An author-inscribed volume of Walter H. Wheeler's "Revision of the Uintatheres" is also included. 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 1060

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decorative poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Mrs. M. A. Bigelow's "Poems: Containing Songs from the St. Lawrence, Forest Melodies, and Poems for the Children" (Nelson & Phillips, 1873) and "The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood; with a Biographical Sketch" (Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1854)) edited by Epes Sargent. 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 1061

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about geology and paleontology shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes bibliographies and books-on-books, among others, with topics such as research and the fossil vertebrata of North America. 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 some sunning. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1062

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of two original boxing/prize fight broadsides shown in the corresponding image(s). One features Henry Armstrong, boasting him as the greatest prizefighter and the World's Champion featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight. This piece measures 9" by 12". The second broadside advertises a showdown between Joe Louis vs. Tommy Farr. This was from a 1937 heavyweight boxing match held at Yankee Stadium in New York. This piece measures approximately 9" by 12". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These pieces generally show well with light age/wear indications such as age toning and some light edge wear. One of the broadsides has a stamp at the lower edge.
 
Lot 1063

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of Britain shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include fossil mammals of South America and geology of the La Venta Badlands in Columbia, 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 volumes have loose and/or detached wrappers. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1064

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle - Dated 1922 by Cosmopolitan Book Corporation - Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth.
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery - Dated 1943 by Reynal & Hitchcock - Ex-library volume. Covers soiled. Spine cover detached along rear edge.
- The Story of the Red Man by Flora Warren Seymour - Dated 1934 by Tudor Publishing Co.
- The Innocents Abroad, or the New Pilgrims' Progress by Mark Twain - Dated 1869 by The American Publishing Company - First Edition - Volume shows significant external. Front board is detached. Lacks rear board and title page. One preliminary blank page also detached. Text block begins at dedication page. Pages are unmarked.
- A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain - Dated 1880 by American Publishing Company - Significant external wear. Binding shaken.
- Clever Stories of Many Nations. Rendered in Rhyme by John G. Saxe - Dated 1865 by Ticknor and Fields - Stamped "withdrawn" on flyleaves. No other library markings or attachments.
 
Lot 1065

$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 Cenozoic rocks and faunas and the origin and history of the Erinaceinae and Brachyericinae in North America, among others. An author-inscribed volume of Marguerite Hugueney's "A La Faculte des Sciences de L'Universite de Lyon." 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. One volume has been rebound into fresh wrappers.
 
Lot 1066

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of India shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Indian palaeozoic stratigraphy and memoirs of the geological survey of India, among others. Included is a volume of "Prehistoric and Fossil Rhinoceroses from the Malay Archipelago and India" which is inscribed "with the author's compliments" 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 1067

$45

Title: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
Author: Henry Fielding - Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humor and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel "Tom Jones," a comic novel first published on 28 February 1749 and one of the earliest English prose works describable as a novel. The novel, totaling 346,747 words, is divided into 18 smaller books, each preceded by a discursive chapter, often on topics totally unrelated to the book itself.

Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, using his authority as a magistrate.

Publisher: C. Cooke
City: London
Year: circa 1795
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in brown boards backed in leather. Leather titles labels appear on spines (lacking on volume 3). Covers worn and rubbed, spines cracked with some to first volume. Previous owners' signatures visible on blank preliminaries and/or title pages. Pages show occasional foxing and soiling to margins. Two pages of second volume show ink markings to margins. Illustrated with 9 engravings.
 
Lot 1068

$35

Title: On Cephalization
Author: James D. Dana - James Dwight Dana was an American geologist, mineralogist, volcanologist, and zoologist. He made pioneering studies of mountain-building, volcanic activity, and the origin and structure of continents and oceans around the world.

Dana's best known books were his "System of Mineralogy" (1837), his "Manual of Mineralogy" (1848), and his "Manual of Geology" (1863). A bibliographical list of his writings shows 214 titles of books and papers, beginning in 1835 with a paper on the conditions of Vesuvius in 1834. His reports on Zoophytes, on the Geology of the Pacific Area, and on Crustacea, summarizing his work on the Wilkes Expedition, appeared from 1846 onwards. Other works included "Manual of Mineralogy and Lithology" (ed. 4, 1887) and "Corals and Coral Islands" (1872; revised ed. 1890). In 1887, Dana revisited the Hawaiian Islands, and the results of his further investigations were published in a quarto volume entitled "Characteristics of Volcanoes" (1890).

"The Manual of Mineralogy" by J. D. Dana became a standard college text, and has been continuously revised and updated by a succession of editors including W. E. Ford (13th-14th eds., 1912–1929), Cornelius S. Hurlbut (15th-21st eds., 1941–1999), and beginning with the 22nd by Cornelis Klein. The 23rd edition is now in print under the title "Manual of Mineral Science (Manual of Mineralogy)" (2007), revised by Cornelis Klein and Barbara Dutrow.

Dana's "System of Mineralogy" has also been revised, the 6th edition (1892) being edited by his son Edward Salisbury Dana. A 7th edition was published in 1944, and the 8th edition was published in 1997 under the title "Dana's New Mineralogy," edited by R. V. Gaines et al.

Dana published a number of manuscripts in an effort to reconcile scientific findings with the Bible between 1856 and 1857 and which are called "Science and the Bible."
Publisher: The New Englander
City: New Haven
Year: 1863
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Pages 495 to 506
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Article extracted from "The New Englander" for July, 1863.
Condition / Notes: Antique booklet is bound in original wrappers. Covers show light soiling and edge wear. "Department of Geology, Vanderbilt University" is stamped in upper right corner of front cover. Small stain on fore edge of the same also visible on first two pages of text. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings
 
Lot 1069

$30

Title: The Commemoration of Reynolds, in Two Parts, with Notes, and Other Poems
Author: Martin Archer Shee - Sir Martin Archer Shee RA was a British portrait painter and president of the Royal Academy.
Publisher: J. Murray
City: London
Year: 1814
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/149 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume originally bound in quarter leather. Book lacks spine. Front board and blank preliminary page are detached. Paper-covered boards show rubbing and light soiling. Newspaper clipping on author on front pastedown. Sporadic light foxing to pages.
 
Lot 1070

$30

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 the the nautiloidorder ellesmeroceratida and a triassic armored reptile from New Jersey, 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 1071

$30

Title: The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Author: Thornton Wilder - Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and for the two plays "Our Town" and "The Skin of Our Teeth and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel "The Eighth Day."

Publisher: Albert & Charles Boni
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 235 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light brown cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover showing title stamped in black within green pictorial design. Book displays mild external wear, with rubbing along edges and light soiling to covers. Spine is slightly cocked. Volume is tightly bound, with map endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings. Title page is printed in green and black. Contains full-page illustrations by Any Drevenstedt.
 
Lot 1072

$55

Details: This lot includes the 1768 bill of exchange shown in the corresponding image. This antique negotiable instrument presents a partial stamp and the signatures of several parties, including that of Samuel Pleasants, a Philadelphia Quaker and successful merchant. Pleasants had relocated from Hennco County, Virginia, to Pennsylvania in 1762. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This document presents tears at ends of vertical crease across mid-section, with taping to one end of verso (not affecting text).
 
Lot 1073

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the zoology and paleontology of small animals shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include lizards, turtles, amphibians, beavers, sea otters, and rodents, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes show age/wear such as creasing and/or chipping at the spines and some edge wear. Several of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1074

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on paleontology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Earl L. Packard's "Marine Mammals" (Carnegie Institution, 1934) and Friedrich Frhr. von Huene's "Nachtrage zur Kenntnis von Henodus Chelyops aus dem Tubinger Gipskeuper" (Palaeontographnica #110, 1958). 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 1075

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of photography-related and risque booklets shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes the publications "How I Shot the Miranda Ads," "At Home with the Kodak," and "Yashica Pentamic Guide," along with guide books about Graphic 35 and Graflex cameras. 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 and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1076

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and/or monographs on paleontology and zoology of rodents shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John M. Rensberger's "Pleurolicine Rodents (Geomyoidea) of the John Day Formation, Oregon" (Univ. of Calif. Press, 1973) and Philip Hershkovitz' "Evolution of Neotropical Cricetine Rodents (Muridae) with Special Reference to the Phyllotine Group" (Chicago Natural History Museum, 1962). 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 1077

$55

Title: The Santa Fe Trail: Following the Old Historic Pioneer Trails on the Modern Highways
Author: Margaret Long
Publisher: Published by the author
City: Denver
Year: 1954
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/281 plus 29 pages of illustrations
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book displays light external wear. Binding is tight. Endpaper maps showing trail and pages are clean and without marking. Illustrated with photographs and (fold-out) maps.  Intact dust jacket shows chipping at edges and faded spine with stains.
 
Lot 1078

$20

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 R. M. Ballantyne's "Away in the Wilderness; or, Life among the Red Indians and Fur-Traders of North America" (Porter & Coates, 1876) and Madeline Leslie's "Bertie and the Carpenters. or, the Way To Be Happy" (Henry A. Young, 1870), a volume in the "Woodlawn series." 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 1079

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Arthur Conan Doyle's "His Last Bow: A Reminiscence of Sherlock Holmes" (George H. Doran, 1917) and "The Valley of Fear: A Sherlock Holmes Novel" (George H. Doran, 1914) and an April 1917 printing of Jack London's "Jerry of the Islands" (Macmillan). 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 1080

$70

Title: New America
Author: William Hepworth Dixon - William Hepworth Dixon, English historian and traveler, born near Manchester, went to London in 1846, and became connected with the Daily News, for which he wrote articles on social and prison reform.

In 1850, he published John Howard and the Prison World of Europe, which had a wide circulation, and about the same time he wrote a "Life of Peace" (1851), in answer to Macaulay's onslaught. Lives of Admiral Blake and Lord Bacon followed, which received somewhat severe criticisms at the hands of competent authorities. Dixon was editor of The Athenaeum, 1853-69, and wrote many books of travel, including "The Holy Land" (1865), "New America" (1867), and "Free Russia" (1870). He also wrote "British Cyprus" (1879).

His later historical works include "Her Majesty's Tower," and "The History of Two Queens" (Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn). Though a diligent student of original authorities, and sometimes successful in throwing fresh light on his subjects, Dixon was not always accurate, and thus laid himself open to criticism; and his book, "Spiritual Wives," treating of Mormonism, was so adversely criticized as to lead to an action. He wrote, however, in a fresh and interesting style.

He was one of the founders of the Palestine Exploration Fund, and was a member of the first School Board for London (1870). He was called to the Bar in 1854, but never practiced.
Publisher: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers
City: London
Year: 1867
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This fourth, revised edition of Dixon's "New America" was published the same year as the first. It is illustrated with frontispieces and five plates, including the "Shaker Lady" plate, which appears in this edition for the first time here.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter blue leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering and ruling are visible on spines. Books show mild external wear. Spines show repair along edges. Endpapers display foxing, with faint traces of removal of bookplates from front pastedowns. Frontispiece plate and titles page of first volume are also foxed. Pages of first volume are clean and without markings. Pages of second show occasional light foxing, with heavy foxing/staining to plates and light pencil marginalia and underlining to a small number of pages.
 
Lot 1081

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and/or monographs on the geology of India shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India" (Vol. XXIV, Part 2, 1902) and V. J. Gupta's "Upper Palaeozoics of the Himalaya" (Hindustan Publishing, 1979). 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 1082

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the antique set of ten Waverley novels shown in the corresponding image(s). This "illustrated library edition" of the classic work by Sir Walter Scott was published by James R. Osgood and Company (Boston, 1871) in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and marbled edges. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These former library books show mild external wear (no attachments to spines). A number of the volumes have detached bindings. Front pastedowns have small antique bookplate. Rear pastedowns have diagonal paper strips across lower outside corner holding library card. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece plates.
 
Lot 1083

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Merchant Ships 1943 - Edited by E. C. Talbot-Booth - Dated 1944 by The Macmillan Company

- Merchant Ships 1942 - Edited by E. C. Talbot-Booth - Dated 1942 by The Macmillan Company
 
Lot 1084

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Sailing Ships of New England. Series Three by George Francis Dow - Dated 1928 by Marine Research Society

- The Sailing Ships of New England. Series Two by John Robinson, George Francis Dow - Dated 1924 by Marine Research Society - First Edition
 
Lot 1085

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). There are eleven individual music pieces in this lot, which originate from the years 1808-1899. Some titles included are "The Little Ones At Home," "Songs and Quartettes of the Amphions," "Sleeping Beauty Polka," and "Ten Little Rogues," among others. Many of these pieces have beautifully illustrated front covers, some of which are in color.

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 and faint moisture indications. Some pieces show some repair work such as sewing at the spine. All covers are present, but may be detached.
 
Lot 1086

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the antique Congressional document shown in the corresponding image. This booklet bears the title "Acts Passed at the Second Session of the Third Congress of the United States of America, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday the Fifth of December, in the Year M,DCC,XCIV and of the Independence of the United States, the Nineteenth." This volume contains pages 136 to 232.

Condition / Notes: This solidly bound volume lacks wrappers. Pages show occasional foxing.
 
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