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Lot 1202

$25

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 brachiopods from Western Canada and nautiloid cephalopods, 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 1203

$30

Details: This lot includes the antique issue of The Mountaineer shown in the corresponding image(s). This magazine is dated November 1909 and is devoted to Mount Rainier in the state of Washington. It contains 82 pages and measures approximately 6.75" x 10". This issue is illustrated with photographic plates and has a fold-out color map, with a duplicate map laid in. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This antique magazine shows red markings at top edge of front cover, with erasure markings. Spine cover shows loss at ends, with taping above and below areas showing loss. Rear cover shows minor stains. Pages display occasional light foxing at margins. Fold-out map is well preserved.
 
Lot 1204

$40

Title: Strong's Astronomical Diary, Calendar, or Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1797: And from the Creation of the World, 5746, and the Twenty-First of American Independence. Being the First after Bissextile or Leap Year. Wherein Are Contained,. All Things Useful in Such a Composition
Author: Andrew Beers, Nehemiah Strong
Publisher: Edward Gray
City: West Springfield, Massachusetts
Year: 1797
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 12 leaves
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Not by Nehemiah Strong, but in fact calculated by Andrew Beers, the calendar pages and eclipse predictions being identical with those in his Beers's almanac and ephemeris for 1797
this almanac is spurious in purporting to be the work of Nehemiah Strong. The actual calculator was Andrew Beers. The calculations and other astronomical material on the calendar pages, and the eclipse predictions, are identical with those in Beers' almanac and ephemeris ... for 1797, by Andrew Beers (Hartford : Hudson & Goodwin), except that the lunations column in Beers' almanac has been merged with the aspects column in the present one
However, the page entitled "Variation of sun and clock," which is characteristic of Strong's almanacs, is not found in Beers, and appears to have been adapted from that in An Astronomical diary, calendar, or almanac for 1797 by Nehemiah Strong (Hartford : Elisha Babcock), most of the calculations being identical. There is no other resemblance to Strong's almanac.

Condition / Notes: Antique pamphlet in original stitched self-wrappers, complete with 12 leaves. Faint signature in ink in margin of title page. Pages show light foxing and occasional pencil markings to margins. Edges display small tears.  Contains one illustration, entitled "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as Governed by the Twelve Constellations."
 
Lot 1205

$40

Title: The American Baptist Magazine and Missionary Intelligeneer. New Series. Volume I
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: James Loring, and Lincoln & Edmands
City: Boston
Year: 1817
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 469 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: First twelve issues of this magazine
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with paper label to spine. Book shows external wear, with cracking and loss at ends of spine. Small holes appear at head and foot of spine and on front and rear covers. Binding is sound. Front pastedown displays remnants of bookplate. Stamp with name of library at bottom of title page is blotted out, with number 389 written next to marking. Number 349 written on verso of title page. Page 404 shows underlining. Lightly age-toned pages otherwise display only sporadic foxing. Illustrated with a portrait of Rev. Adoniram Judson, "Missionary to the East."
 
Lot 1206

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

- Notes on Osteology of Baptanodon with a Description of a New Species by C. W. Gilmore - Dated Unknown by Carnegie Museum - "Extracted from the "Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum," Pittsburg, Pa., Vol. II., No. 9."  Rebound in black cloth with white lettering to spine. Tightly-bound volume is in excellent condition. Name of library stamped at top edge of original front wrapper and of first page of text. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with 3 plates.

- Osteology of Baptanodon (Marsh) by C. W. Gilmore - Dated 1905 by Carnegie Museum - First Edition - "Extracted from the "Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum," Pittsburgh, Pa., Vol. II, No. 2."  Rebound in black cloth with white lettering to spine. Tightly-bound volume is in excellent condition. Name of library stamped at top edge of original front wrapper and of first page of text. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with 6 plates.
 
Lot 1207

$15

Title: The Honeyman Collection of Scientific Books and Manuscripts. Volumes I - VII.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Sotheby Parke Bernet Publications
City: London
Year: 1981
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 7 Complete: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 11"
Book Details: Catalogue of a superb collection, begun in the 1930s and arguably the finest collection on the history of science assembled in the 20th century.
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in original printed wrappers. Letters corresponding to initial letters of titles in each volume have been penciled onto spines and front covers. Firmly-bound books otherwise display light shelfwear. Lot numbers and/or hammer prices appear in pencil (occasionally in pen) on front cover of part VI and on margins of several volumes. Previous owner's bookplate affixed to verso of front covers. Profusely illustrated with facsimile reproductions of covers, title pages and illustrations of rare books.
 
Lot 1208

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about paleontology and botany shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Colorado flora, a United States geological survey, and morphology and taxonomy of fungal spores. 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 may have been rebound into fresh wrappers with the original wrappers mounted on top.
 
Lot 1209

$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 brachiopod morphology and ticholeptinae, 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 1210

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 33 individual music pieces in this lot, which originate from the years 1921-1942. This lot includes several pieces with a war, military, or political theme, such as "The Sidewalks of New York," which is inscribed "Horsefeathers" on the front cover, and "Ev'rybody Ev'ry Payday," which was compliments of the War Savings Staff in Augusta. Some other titles included are "Me and My Shadow," "Barney Google Foxtrot," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," and "Showboat," among others. Many of these pieces have beautifully illustrated color front covers.

Condition / Notes: Some pieces show age/wear conditions such edge wear and light moisture indications. All covers are present, but some may be detached.
 
Lot 1211

$35

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 1212

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of antique theater ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains:

- script for the Broadway premiere of the hit play "Absurd Person Singular" by Alan Ayckbourn,

- first edition of "A Night at an Inn" by Lord Dunsany (Sunwise Turn, 1916),

- 1813 edition of "Lodoiska; an Opera in Three Acts, as Performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane" by J. P. Kemble,

- "The Heiress: A Comedy in Five Acts" by John Burgoyne (circa 1786, by a British general in the American Revolutionary War),

- "The Committee, A Comedy" by Sir Robert Howard, "Americans in Paris; or, A Game of Dominoes: A Comedy, in Two Acts." by William Henry Hurlbert (Samuel French, 1858),

- a check issued by and an engagement contract with the Walnut St. Theatre Co. (the former dated 1908, the latter 1903, engaging an actor by the name of Charles Morton),

- New York Clipper theatrical notice from circa 1878.

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 1213

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about natural disasters shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the mechanics of a cyclone, the great earthquake of 1908, and thunderstorms, among others. An author inscribed copy of J. P. Kemper's "Floods in the Valley of the Mississippi" is also included. 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 1214

$20

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 an extinct species of American lion and birds with teeth, among others. An author-inscribed volume of Birger Bohlin's "Kritische Bermerkungen Uber die Gattung Tragocerus" 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 1215

$10

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 pleistocene of North America and the ground sloth, among others. An author inscribed volume of Giles Ternan Mac Intyre's "The Miacidae (Mammalia, Carnivora), Part I" 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 1216

$225

Title: Modelling Late Victorian Battleships
Author: Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photos, diagrams and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 1217

$40

Title: The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada Which Are Dependent on the Province of New York, and Are a Barrier between the English and the French in That Part of the World
Author: Cadwallader Colden
Publisher: A. S. Barnes and Company
City: New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines. Volumes show mild external wear. Faint traces of former library markings to spine. Name of library stamped on endpapers, with library attachments at rear of volumes. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait in first volume and Intact fold-out map at front of second volume.
 
Lot 1218

$25

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 pleistocene rodents, oligocene flora, and the excavation of the Clactonian Industry, 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. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1219

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about fossils shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include fossil vertebrate types, macropodidae, and the structure of fossil plants, among others. This group includes some foreign language titles, as well as antique volumes which have been rebound into more modern 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. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1220

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the zoology and paleontology, relating to aquatic life shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include oceans, seas, mollusks, and plankton, 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. One volume has been rebound into fresh wrappers with the original wrappers mounted on top.
 
Lot 1221

$25

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 cephalopods of the genus aturia and fossil shells, among others. An author inscribed volume of Gordon R. Hornaday's "Foraminifera from the Sacate Formation South of Refugio Pass Santa Barbara County California" 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.
 
Lot 1222

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of ten original, new-old-stock ballroom band promotional posters shown in the corresponding image(s). These came from Oscar's Palladium in Sargent, Nebraska. These are primarily 1940's and 50's posters, which feature bands such as The Imperials, Norman Reynolds and his orchestra, and Eddie Skeets and his Swiss Boys, among others. The posters vary slightly in size, measuring approximately 14" by 22" on average. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These posters were never used, and have no pin holes. They are shrink wrapped with cardboard panels. One poster shows some sunning to extremities.
 
Lot 1223

$70

Details: This lot contains the Stephen Crane letter printed at Oliphant Press shown in the corresponding image(s). This letter from American author Stephen Crane to American writer and publisher Elbert Hubbard is dated January 29, 1898. It was printed in an edition of 50 copies, of which this is number 36, as a New Year's greeting for the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wertheim in 1984. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Letter on card is stapled-bound in red wrappers. Both letter and wrappers are in excellent condition. Original envelope shows soiling.
 
Lot 1224

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the antique Congressional document shown in the corresponding image. This booklet bears the title "Acts Passed at the First Session of the Fourth Congress of the United States of America, begun and held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday the Seventh of December, in the Year M,DCC,XCV and of the Independence of the United States, the Twentieth." This volume contains pages 236 to 373.

Condition / Notes: This solidly bound volume lacks covers and displays traces of taping to spine. Page margins show occasional foxing and water markings.
 
Lot 1225

$150

Title: Benjamin Franklin: His Autobiography; with a Narrative of His Public Life and Services
Author: Benjamin Franklin - Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become.", H. Hastings Weld
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1848
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/549 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: First issued in monthly parts. Frequently reprinted; the last, New York. 1859.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped full leather with raised bands and spine label. Small stamped gilt profile of Benjamin Franklin appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with scraping and minor loss of material at edges. Front hinge is cracking. Light foxing to blank pages at ends of text block. Gilt-edged pages are clean and unmarked. Frontispiece, illustrated half-title page and numerous in-text illustrations by J. G. Chapman.
 
Lot 1226

$90

Title: Selected Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne
Author: Algenon Charles Swinburne - Algernon Charles Swinburne was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in every year from 1903 to 1907 and again in 1909.
Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head Limited/Dodd, Mead and Company
City: London
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxx/217 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red-violet cloth with bright gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial designs. This ex-library volume shows traces of taping across top and lower margins of covers. Exterior otherwise displays only minor shelfwear, with no labels to spine. Book is solidly bound, with illustrated endpapers and gilt top edge. Name of library stamped at bottom edge of title page, author's name in pencil in upper left corner of the same. Number stamped at top margin of copyright, with call number written in pencil beside it. No other library markings/attachments are visible. Illustrated by Harry Clarke with vignettes and beautiful prints on heavy paper covered with captioned tissue. All called-for illustrations are present.  Black paper dust jacket with green lettering and illustration is well preserved.
 
Lot 1227

$225

Details: This lot includes the group of Palestine-related ephemera from the twenties and thirties shown in the corresponding image. There are 70 town cancels on British Mandate-issued Palestine stamps, many of which are nearly complete in the stamp, and ten aerial photos taken over Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv in 1938. Signed introductory text is in Hebrew and German; initialed captions on versos are in German only. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Stamps and photos on heavy stock are well preserved. Original cloth-covered slipcase has one detached panel and significant edgewear.
 
Lot 1228

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Systemic Theology by Charles Hodge - Dated 1877 by Scribner, Armstrong, and Co. Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
- The Irish Prince and the Hebrew Prophet: A Masonic Tale of the Captive Jews and the Ark of the Covenant. by uncredited author - Dated 1896 by Masonic Publishing Company - First Edition - Exterior shows heavy soiling. Pages are clean and without markings.
- Records of the Bubbleton Parish; or, Papers from the Experience of an American Minister by uncredited author - Dated 1854 by A. Tompkins and B. B. Mussey & Co. - Publisher's inscription to previous owner appears on front flyleaf over antique bookplate.
- Spiritual Torrents by A. E. Ford, J. M. B. de la Mothe Guyon Translated by A. E. Ford - Dated 1853 by Otis Clapp
- Light on the Hidden Way by uncredited author - Dated 1886 by Ticknor and Company
 
Lot 1229

$45

Details: This lot contains the cabinet card and signature of Major General Nelson Miles shown in the corresponding image(s).

Nelson Appleton Miles (August 8, 1839 – May 15, 1925) was a United States soldier who served in the American Civil War, Indian Wars, and the Spanish-American War.

Condition / Notes: Cabinet card is well preserved, with three light spots to picture and mild spotting/light soiling to back. Signature is on square piece of paper measuring approximately 3" x 2" pasted onto heavier paper measuring approximately 3.5" x 2.75", with lower left corner showing indentation and traces of paper clip.
 
Lot 1230

$20

Title: Hillingdon Hall or the Cockney Squire: A Tale of Country Life
Author: Robert Surtees - Robert Smith Surtees was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He was the second son of Anthony Surtees of Hamsterley Hall, a member of an old County Durham family.

He left for London in 1825, intending to practise law in the capital, but had difficulty making his way and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. He launched out on his own with the New Sporting Magazine in 1831, contributing the comic papers which appeared as Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities in 1838. Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer, with his vulgarity and good-natured artfulness, was a great success with the public, and Surtees produced more Jorrocks novels in the same vein, notably Handley Cross and Hillingdon Hall, where the description of the house is very reminiscent of Hamsterley. Another hero, Soapey Sponge, appears in "Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour," possibly Surtees best work. All Surtees' novels were composed at Hamsterley Hall, where he wrote standing up at a desk, like Victor Hugo.

Publisher: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1908
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 519 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine. Front hinge is cracked; rear hinge is cracking. Name of previous owner and date of 1928 boldly written across front flyleaf. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with 12 tissue-guarded plates colored by hand.
 
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