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Lot 1173

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 34 individual music pieces in this lot, which originate from the years 1928-1929. Some titles included are "The Gold Diggers of Broadway," "Twelve O'Clock Waltz," "Sunny Side Up," and "Fifty Million Frenchmen," among others. Many of these pieces have beautifully illustrated color front covers, some of which feature photographs.

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 generally show well with some age/wear conditions. All covers are present, but may be detached.
 
Lot 1174

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage Cuban ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This collection includes a March 1954 issue of the magazine Bohemia, an undated English-language color brochure published by the Cuban Tourist Commission, and 25 antique postcards. 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 1175

$20

Title: Dresden und die sachsische Schweiz: Nach Originalaquarellen von Paul Preissler-Dresden
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Druck und Verlag von J. J. Weber
City: Leipzig
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 12.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: A small number of plates of Dresden. Most are landscapes of the surrounding area.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is string-bound in original pictorial heavy oblong wrappers that show some spine wear and rear cover lacks tip of lower outside corner. This volume contains sixteen 6.5" x 9" tipped-in color plates plus a larger version of the first plate on the cover.
 
Lot 1176

$15

Title: Lothrohrbuch: Eine Anleitung zum Gebrauch des Lothrohrs sowie zum Studium des Verhaltens der Metalloxyde, der Metalle und der Mineralien vor dem Lothrohre nebst Beschreibung der vorzuglichsten Lothrohrgeblasse. Fur Chemiker, Mineralogen, Metallurgen, Metallarbeiter und andere Techniker; sowie zum Unterrichte auf Berg-, Forst- und landwirtschaftlichen Akademieen, polytechnischen Lehranstalten, Gewerbeschulen u. s. w.
Author: Theodor Scheerer
Publisher: Druck und Verlag von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn
City: Braunschweig, Germany
Year: 1857
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/293 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Second, augmented edition.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt emblematic design to front cover. Former library book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight, with reinforced hinges. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Previous owner's name appears in ink on front flyleaf. Library stamp and pencil annotation visible on copyright page. No other library markings are apparent. Contains tables and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 1177

$35

Title: Life of Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts
Author: Edmund Quincy - Edmond Quincy, author and reformer, was the second son of Josiah Quincy III and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy. He was an abolitionist editor and also the author of a biography of his father, a romance, "Wensley" (1854), and "The Haunted Adjutant and Other Stories" (1885).

His father was US representative (18051813), mayor of Boston (18231828) and president of Harvard University (18291845). His brother, Josiah Quincy, Jr. was also mayor of Boston (18451849). His sister Eliza Susan (17981884) was her father's secretary and the biographer of her mother. In 1833 Quincy married Lucilla P. Parker.

In 1837 Quincy joined the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and was corresponding secretary (18441853). He became a member of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1838 and served as vice-president in 1853 and 1856 - 1859. In 1839 he became an editor of the Abolitionist, one of the organs of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. From 1839 - 1856 he was a contributor to the Liberty Bell (annual), edited by Maria Weston Chapman for the annual anti-slavery fairs. In 1844 he became an editor of the National Anti-Slavery Standard, the organ of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He also edited the Liberator when Garrison was absent (e.g. in 1843, 1846 and 1847).

Quincy was also active in the Non-Resistance Society which condemned the use of force in resisting evil, renounced allegiance to human government, and because of the anti-slavery cause, favored non-union with the American South. He, along with Maria Weston Chapman and William Lloyd Garrison, published the Non-Resistant (18391840), which lasted only two years but was indicative of the millennial character of parts of the reform movement.
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1867
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/560 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce first edition of this work with inscription by the author on front endpaper that reads "Augusta(?) Langel, from his friend, the Author. Oct. 15, 1867."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Books shows external wear, with a portion of rear cover showing water damage. Front hinge is cracked. Lightly age-toned pages show very occasional foxing. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Josiah Quincy and a tissue-guarded plate showing Quincy late in his life.
 
Lot 1178

$60

Title: William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary Development
Author: Antonio Mendez C.
Editor: Scottie Dayton
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos and drawings.

Please note this lot contains 11 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All of these books are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 1179

$40

Title: Views around Ithaca: Being a Description of the Waterfalls and Ravines of This Remarkable Locality
Author: F. W. Clarke
Publisher: Talbothay's Books
City: Aurora, New York
Year: 1995
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 155 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce reprint of first edition, originally published in 1869. Volume is bound in light blue wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

Please note that this lot contains 10 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 1180

$30

Details: This lot contains the 1681 deed from Guilford in Sussex shown in the corresponding image(s). This handwritten document on vellum measures approximately 22.75" x 15.25". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This manuscript shows creasing, with small tear visible at lower right-hand side, and three small perforations at other points along these folds, with slight impact on text. Fading occurring along folds has diminished legibility of text. Exterior shows darkening at several points.
 
Lot 1181

$45

Title: Annual Report of the State Botanist of the State of New York
Author: Charles H. Peck
Publisher: James B. Lyon, Publisher
City: Albany
Year: 1897
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 241 pages plus 43 plates
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in in green cloth boards with beveled edges and gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Seal of the State of New York in gilt appears on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with fraying at ends of spine. Book is tightly bound. Pencil markings in light pencil can be seen on front flyleaf. One preliminary page has name blotted out with marker and the number 353 in pen next to marking. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 44 bright color plates of edible, poisonous and unwholesome fungi.
 
Lot 1182

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story by Horace Walpole - Dated 1823 by Press of C. Whittingham - Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Book shows significant wear along front edge of spine, with cracking and loss of material visible. Traces of taping can be seen across portions of front board. Binding is detaching at rear hinge. Half title illustration and title page display light foxing. Pages are clean and without markings. Please note that this is the first of three works by Walpole bound in this volume.

- Reminiscences by Horace Walpole - Dated 1830 by Thomas Tegg - With title page illustration.  Please note that this is the second work by Walpole of the three bound in this volume.

- Walpoliana by uncredited author, uncredited author, uncredited author - Dated 1830 by Thomas Tegg - With title page illustration.  Please note that this is the third work of three bound in this volume.
 
Lot 1183

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes medical and advertising related material, as well as publications such as "The Philistine," "The Cottage Hearth," and "The Daily Lancet," among other items. 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. Some publications show chipping and edge wear, and may have detached wrappers.
 
Lot 1184

$15

Title: Henry Irving
Author: William Winter - William Winter was an American dramatic critic and author.
Publisher: George J. Coombes
City: New York
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 123 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: "This book is designed to be a Record of Henry Irving's professional career upon the New-York stage and a Study of his Acting. The sketches that compose it and that are now brought together in a condensed and carefully revised form were written by me in the New-York Tribune in the performances of a literary duty, which was also a pleasure." (from author's preface)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce association copy of the first edition of this study of the English actor Henry Irving.

Antique volume is bound in original wrappers. Book shows external wear, with chipping and loss to spine cover and smudging to covers. Binding is sound. Name of J. B. Aldrich (and date of 1885) appears in ink in upper right corner of front cover and half title page. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Irving.
 
Lot 1185

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of chromolitho trading cards shown in the corresponding image. There are over 120 cards from the eighth series of Arm and Hammer cards produced in the early 20th century. 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: Cards are well preserved in detached plastic album sheets.
 
Lot 1186

$120

Title: The Fully Framed Model: The HMN Swan Class Sloops of 1767-1780: A Guide for Building the Hull of a Fully Framed British Navel Swan Class Ship-Rigged Sloop of the 1770's. Suitably Adapted, the Experienced Reader May Use This Book as Basis for Constructing Models of Most Naval Vessels of the 1760-1800 Period. Volume One
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2007
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: New books with in excellent condition. With dust jackets. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 20 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All of these copies are in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 1187

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of geological and paleontological ephemera, magazines, publications, and maps shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes several volumes of "The Condor: A Magazine of Western Ornithology" and reprints of the "Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences," among other items. 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 1188

$35

Title: Albertus Magnus bewahrte und approbirte sympathetische und naturliche egyptische Geheimnisse fur Mensch und Vieh
Author: Albertus Magnus
Publisher: Braband
City: Unknown
Year: 1839-1834-1840-1852
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: Four parts in one, as issued. Part four has the title "Das Buch der Geheimnisse" and was published "im literarischen Central-Bureau (Boston). Parts are paginated as follows: Part 1 67 pages, Part II 80, Part III 69, and part IV 72. Last two pages of fourth part contain a list of medicinal plants (with magical and practical cures for diseases of men and beasts).  This work, falsely attributed to the genius of the Middle Ages, was the basis for the famous "pow-wow" book of magical cures which had great popularity among the Pennsylvania Germans.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and soiling to covers. Hinges are cracked. Book lacks flyleaves. Pages display foxing and faint water markings throughout.
 
Lot 1189

$30

Title: A Souvenir of Boulder County: The Switzerland of America
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Wm. W. Worster
City: Denver
Year: circa 1910
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 32 unnumbered pages plus tissue with listing of distances from Boulder
Width: 9.25" Height: 6.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique oblong volume is in string-bound original wrappers, with gilt titles and photographic pastedown. Book shows light external wear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and fresh.
 
Lot 1190

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about Western exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of the volumes included in this lot are antique. Some topics include the Mississippi River, the Rocky Mountains, and the life of Colonel Fremont, 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.
 
Lot 1191

$15

Title: A History of the Douglas Family of Morton in Nithsdale (Dumfriesshire) and Fingland (Kirchcudbrightshire) & Their Descendants
Author: Percy W. L. Adams
Publisher: The Sidney Press
City: Bedford, England
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/925 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original decorated cloth with gilt lettering. Books shows external wear, with cracking along spine edges and chipping/minor loss at ends of spine. Binding is solid. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with plates, fold-out genealogical charts & in-text illustrations (many of the latter being coat of arms). The genealogical charts also concern the Johnston and Gresley families. The valuable appendices of abstracts, extracts from registers, etc. occupy almost 250 pages.
 
Lot 1192

$70

Title: An Overland Journey, from New York to San Francisco, in the Summer of 1859
Author: Horace Greeley - Horace Greeley was an American newspaper editor, a founder of the Liberal Republican Party, a reformer, a politician, and an outspoken opponent of slavery. The New York Tribune (which he founded and edited) was America's most influential newspaper from the 1840s to the 1870s and established Greeley's reputation as the greatest editor of his day. Greeley used it to promote the Whig and Republican parties, as well as opposition to slavery and a host of reforms ranging from vegetarianism to socialism.

Crusading against the corruption of Ulysses S. Grant's Republican administration, he was the new Liberal Republican Party's candidate in the 1872 U.S. presidential election. Despite having the additional support of the Democratic Party, he lost in a landslide. He is the only presidential candidate to have died prior to the counting of electoral votes.
Publisher: C. M. Saxton, Barker & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1860
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 386 pages plus 10 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with faded lettering and minor loss at foot of spine. Binding is tight. Dealers' stamp and paper strip showing antique listing pasted to front endpaper. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional light foxing.
 
Lot 1193

$15

Details: This lot contains the 1823 signed letter by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Count Karl Nesselrode shown in the corresponding image. This letter, written in French, is addressed to Levett Harris, secretary of the U. S. legation in Saint Petersburg, regarding an American citizen by the name of Middleton.

Count Karl Robert Nesselrode, also known as Karl Vasilyevich Nesselrode, and as Charles de Nesselrode, (December 14, 1780 March 23, 1862) was a Russian diplomat and a leading European conservative statesman of the Holy Alliance.

Condition / Notes: Letter shows small loss of material along top edges, with only minor loss to address and date written along top edge. Text of letter is complete and written in legible handwriting Small pencil annotation in English relating to authorship and content of letter appears at bottom of verso..
 
Lot 1194

$30

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 1195

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of antique French legal documents shown in the corresponding image. This collection consists of a lengthy1773 legal petition with stamps, a 1790 printed tax bill from the Department of the Loire, completed by hand, and a Napoleonic-era document, with seal and tax stamp. 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 1196

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on New York State military history shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains a set of "New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865" (volumes II to V plus index volume), "The Empire State at War: World War II," and "St. Lawrence University in the World War, 1917-1918: A Memorial." 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 1197

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art exhibition catalogues shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are either in German or French. Among the titles in this collection are "Der Akt in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts" (Wienand, 2002) and "Der Torso: Ruhm und Ratsel" (Glypothek Munchen, 1998). 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 1198

$30

Title: On Some Fossil Mammals from Sze-chuan, China/On Some Fossil Mammals fron Ho-nan, China/On Some Fossil Mammals from Tsukinoki, Ugo
Author: Hikoshichiro Matsumoto
Publisher: Unknown
City: Unknown
Year: 1915
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 49 pages plus 19 plates
Width: 10.75" Height: 14.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in stiff wrappers, with original paper wrappers pasted to covers. Book is tightly bound. Interior is clean and fresh. Plates are well preserved.
 
Lot 1199

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique minstrel photos and a minstrel record shown in the corresponding image(s). There are six photographs in this lot, which depict performers in blackface makeup. Two of the photographs have logos for the Honeydew Minstrels painted on or adhered to them. Also included is an envelope with the Honeydew Minstrels manager's information printed at the return address.The record included in this lot is more modern, and features Frank Simms and his Minstrels. Some songs include Polly Wolly Doodle, Short'nin' Bread, and Old Black Joe. This record was produced by RCA Camden. 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. The record sleeve shows some edge wear and is splitting along the sides.
 
Lot 1200

$10

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 the memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences and C. E. Johansson, 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 are ex-library, and may contain stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1201

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include regional tectonics of the Colorado plateau, anortheosite and related rocks along the San Andreas fault, and the Charleston earthquake, 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 books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
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