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Lot 1087

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of issues of Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India shown in the corresponding image(s). Present in this collection are Ser. XV, V I, Part 2 (1899), Ser. XV, Vol. I, Part 5 (1903), and New Series Vol. VIII, Memoir No. 3 (1925), Vol. XLII (1975), Vol. XLI (1974). Issues contain contributions by Guy E. Pilgrim, Carl Diener, K. N. Prasad, D. C. Dassarma, N. K. Sinha. 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 1088

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the Extent and Nature of Mortuary Losses in the Union Regiments, with Full and Exhaustive Statistics Compiled from the Official Records on File in the State Military Bureaus and at Washington by William F. Fox - Dated 1889 by Albany Publishing Company - Volume shows significant external wear, with loss of material to spine. Front board is detaching. Interior is clean and without markings.

- Final Report of the Battlefield of Gettysburg by uncredited author - Dated 1900 by J. B. Lyon Company, Printers Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes - Ex-libary volumes. Binding of first volume separated at front hinge. Binding of third volume shows tearing along front edge of spine; binding separating at front hinge. All called-for maps are present.
 
Lot 1089

$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 1090

$15

Title: The Georgics of Virgil
Author: Virgil - Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil or Vergil in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the "Eclogues" (or "Bucolics"), the "Georgics," and the epic "Aeneid." A number of minor poems, collected in the "Appendix Vergiliana," are sometimes attributed to him.

Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets. His "Aeneid" has been considered the national epic of ancient Rome from the time of its composition to the present day. Modeled after Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey," the "Aeneid" follows the Trojan refugee Aeneas as he struggles to fulfill his destiny and arrive on the shores of Italy—in Roman mythology the founding act of Rome. Virgil's work has had wide and deep influence on Western literature, most notably the "Divine Comedy" of Dante, in which Virgil appears as Dante's guide through hell and purgatory.
Translor: John Dryden - John Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John." He was made Poet Laureate in 1668.
Publisher: Cheshire House
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/182 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 14.5"
Book Details: Memorial Edition of "The Georgics," published to coincide with the Bimillenium year of Virgil and the Tercentenary of John Dryden's birth. This edition of "The Georgics" was reprinted from the first folio editoin of Dryden's "Collected Works of Virgil," published by Jacob Tonson, in London, in 1697. The twenty engravings it contains were reproduced from the originals in the first folio edition.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with paper-covered boards. Spine cover is detached and laid in. Book otherwise shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings, with fresh and crisp pages.  Slipcase with edgewear lacks top and bottom panels.
 
Lot 1091

$10

Details: This lot contains the 1876 letter by American author George Cary Eggleston shown in the corresponding image(s). In this letter Eggleston writes publisher William F. Gill regarding the missing manuscript of "Laurel Leaves," a holiday annual for the year 1876. Letter is written on stationery of the Editorial Rooms of New York newspaper The Evening Post. Text of the letter is as follows:

"My dear Sirs :
I have waited before / answering your noted, until I / could make careful inquiry / here, but we can find no / trace whatever of the mis- / sing copies of the Laurel Leaves. / I trust that the duplicate / you so kindly offer to send / will meet with a better / fate and / more conscientious care at the hands of / the Postal authorities. / Very truly yours / Geo Cary Eggleston / Messrs. W. F. Gill (illegible name) / Boston "

George Cary Eggleston (1839 – 1911) is best known for a serialized account of his time as a Confederate soldier published in the The Atlantic Monthly. These serialized articles, which were later collected and expanded upon and published under the title "A Rebel's Recollections."

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved letter shows no tears or perforations. Creasing from folds.
 
Lot 1092

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about geology and paleontology shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include mineralogy, Precambrian geology, and morphology, 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 of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings. One volume has been rebound into fresh wrappers with the original wrappers mounted on top.
 
Lot 1093

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of Nepal, Tibet, and the Himalayas shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the structure of the Himalayas and proceedings of the symposium on Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, 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. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1094

$25

Details: This lot includes the antique folio manuscript with adjoining sheet shown in the corresponding image. This material relates to an 1804 legal proceeding in the Circuit Court of Georgia, namely Enoch Silsby vs Thomas Young, administrator of the estate of Daniel Silsby. The document is a signed report by R. W. Stites on the matter and details the assets in Young's hands and his agreement to turn them over to Enoch Silsby, the heir.

Daniel Silsby was a leader of the ill-fated Quaker migration to Georgia, which foundered on the Quakers' Loyalists sympathies and their inability to compete as farmers with slave labor. By the following year (1805), most of the Quakers had left for other parts. A Thomas Young was among those named in a Bill of Attainder passed in Georgia in 1782. As a fellow royalist he would have been a person Daniel Silsby would have trusted. Stites, an emigrant from New Jersey, was born in 1777 and died in Savannah in 1813. The career of Enoch Silsby (1788-1841), leading New England merchant shipowner with connections in Savannah due to his trade in cotton, is well documented.

Condition / Notes: This antique document measures approximately 15.25" x 12.75". It shows light foxing and one vertical and several horizontal creases. Small punctures can be seen to upper half of vertical crease. Sheet does not show any tears or markings other than the from original writing of text and note.
 
Lot 1095

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of marine art books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Marine Paintings and Drawings in Mystic Seaport Museum" and "Ship, Sea & Sky: The Marine Art of James Edward Buttersworth" (in shrinkwrap). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are well preserved, showing little or no shelfwear.
 
Lot 1096

$10

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume I: Basic Hull Construction
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 1998
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 372 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 1097

$20

Details: This lot contains the original 1801 letter signed by Continental Congressman Richard Smith shown in the corresponding image(s). Richard Smith (1735-1803) was one of the signers of the Olive Branch Petition of 1775. He was born in Burlington, New Jersey and resided in Philadelphia from 1799. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This letter shows chipping and small tears to edges (not affecting text). Outside still bears most of wax seal. Pencil annotation in English providing biographical information on Richard Smith appears on outside of one of folds.
 
Lot 1098

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about mining, precious metals and stones, and crystals shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the metallurgy of silver, the crystal forms of calcite, and the great diamond hoax, 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. A few volumes have been rebound into fresh wrappers with the original wrappers mounted on top.
 
Lot 1099

$60

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.
 
Lot 1100

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about California and the West Coast shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include history and exploration, among others. Also included is a volume of J. Ross Browne's "A Dangerous Journey," which is limited edition number 111 of 600. 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 are ex-library and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1101

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of Australia and New Zealand shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Deonian productiod brachiopod faunas of Queensland and species of Stiracolpus, among others. An author inscribed volume of "Palynology of the Cenomanian of Bathurst Island, Northern Territory, Australia" by M. S. Norvick and D. Burger is also included. 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 1102

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about minerals and ore deposits shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include natural resources of the United States an mineral resources west of the Rocky Mountains, among others. Two author inscribed works are included, "The Optical Characters of Antimonite & The Chemical Composition of Lengenbachite" as well as "Mineralogical chemistry" both by Arthur Huthison. On the front wrappers of these volumes is written "with the author's compliments." 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 1103

$100

Title: The Order of the Coif
Author: Alexander Pulling
Publisher: William Clowes and Sons, Limited
City: London
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvi/288 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial design. Book shows mild external wear, with minor loss at tips of outside corners of boards. Book has been recased. Bindings are reinforced. Floral endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Plates display occasional foxing at margins.
 
Lot 1104

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about paleontology, relating to mollusks, crustaceans, and shellfish shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subtopics include Whiterock cephalopods and studies of the actinoceratida, 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 or folios.
 
Lot 1105

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of early American sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes the following titles: Ocean Wave Quick Step (1843), Chicago Post March, The Rag Picker's Child (1869), The Washing Day: A Ballad For Wet Weather, Buy A Broom: The Bavarian Girl's Song, Cotillions and Country Dances (1816), and Mary's Tears (circa 1817, printed on laid paper). Several of these pieces have handsome lithograph illustrations. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These pieces show some age/wear such as foxing to pages and some edge wear. A few pieces show some restorative work, such as taping along the spines.
 
Lot 1106

$35

Title: Naval Prints from the Beverley R. Robinson Collection, Volume I, 1514-1791
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Sigrid Trumpy
Publisher: Beverley R. Robinson Collection, United States Naval Academy Museum
City: Annapolis
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 419 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Book, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 1107

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and/or monographs on the paleontology and geology of Africa shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Gilbert Castany's "Etude geologique de l'atlas tunisien oriental" (Imprimerie de L'Est, 1951) and "Contribution a l'etude de la geologie, de la petrographie et des ressources hydrauliques et minerales du Fezzan" by Roger Muller-Feuga (Imprimerie Officielle de la Tunisie, 1954). 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 1108

$55

Title: Reports of Explorations and Surveys to Ascertain the Most Practical and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the War, in 1853-4, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854. Volume VII
Author:
Publisher: Beverley Tucker, Printer
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: The Southern California volume, consisting of the report by Lieutenant John G. Parke on the routes from san Francisco to Los Angeles, and also from the Pimas villages on the Gila River to the Rio Grande. Pagination: 42 pages plus 8 colored lithographed plates + 2 maps and 1 profile; 204 pages plus 10 lithographed paleontology plates, plus 14 geological plates; plus 2 folded colored plans/maps; 28 pages plus 8 lithographed plates of plants; 116 pages plus 11 lithographed weather tables; 37 pages and an errata sheet.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Hinges have been reinforced. Pages are clean and without markings. Colored plates show light foxing to margins. Heavier foxing visible on paleontological plates and fold-out geological plan.
 
Lot 1109

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 19 individual music pieces in this lot, which originate from the years 1900-1920. Some titles included are "The Little Ford Rambled Right Along," "My Desert Fantasy," "Edelweiss," and "Rag-Bag Rag," among others. Many of these pieces have beautifully illustrated color front covers.

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: Some pieces show age/wear conditions such as light moisture indications, tearing, and some restorative work at spines such as sewing. All covers are present, but may be detached.
 
Lot 1110

$30

Title: International Exhibition 1876: Official Catalogue
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: John R. Nagle and Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Contains following sections: I. Main Building; II. Department of Machinery; III. Department of Art. ; IV. Departments of Agriculture and Horticulture. Each section is separately paginated.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped black lettering and ruling to front cover. Seal in bright gilt also appears on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing to spine. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains maps, full-page illustrations and numerous illustrated advertisements.
 
Lot 1111

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This collections contains 19th and early 20th-century manuscripts, advertising brochures, and letterheads. Some interesting letters (complaints about the heat, references to work, cholera, business deals). Also present is an 1857 pencil sketch by Hope Durand (measuring approximately 5" x 7", showing a mansion in a valley in the distance. 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: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1112

$70

Title: Mining in the Victorian Era: A Popular Record of Coal Mining Progress, from 1837 to 1897, with Many Useful Appendices of Mining Statistics and Numerous Portraits of Mining Celebrities
Author: C. M. Percy
Publisher: Thomas Wall and Sons
City: Wigan, England
Year: 1897
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 93 plus plus 3 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-signed first edition of this work. Author's inscription to William Turner, owner of Wigan Junction Colliery, appears on front flyleaf.

Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with fading to lettering and small stain to front cover. Binding is sound. Pages display sporadic light foxing. Illustrated with a number of photographic portraits.
 
Lot 1113

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection includes a handsome five-volume set of "History of New York State, 1523-1927" edited by James Sullivan (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1927) and a two-volume "Minutes of the Court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck, 1652-1656" (University of the State of New York , 1920/1923). 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 1114

$55

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes some modern firsts, scholarly titles, and some relating to the beat generation, 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 1115

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Sir Frederick Young's book "A Winter Tour in South Africa" is included in this lot, which contains original photos mounted throughout. The half title page has been inscribed by either the wife or sister of the author. Other topics included in this lot are astronomy, seas, and geography, 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.
 
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