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Lot 1231

$50

Title: Practical Dry-Fly Fishing
Author: Emlyn M. Gill
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/216 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering. Book shows little external wear. Binding is tight. This ex-library volume has library stamp on title page and traces of removed attachments at rear. Faint water markings with rippling expand from upper outside corners to outside margins of text block. Illustrated with diagrams.
 
Lot 1232

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an 1880 edition of "Maggie's Dream" (Dodd, Mead & Company) and an English edition of Louis M. Alcott's "Little Women and Little Wives" (Milner and Company, n. d.). 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 1233

$50

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 William O. Stoddard's "Saltillo Boys" (Scribner's, 1882) and John Strange Winter's "That Little French Baby" (Henry Altemus Company, n.d.). 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 1234

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and/or monographs on mollusks, crustaceans and shellfish shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this paleontological collection are "Mollusca of the Tertiary Formations of Northeastern Mexico" by Julia Gardner (Geological Society of America Memoir 11, 1945) and her "The Molluscan Fauna of the Alum Bluff Group of Florida" (1926). 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 1235

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and/or monographs on geology and paleontology of California shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Harry Beal Torrey's "The Hydroida of the Pacific Coast of North America" (Univ. of California, 1902) and Richard Joel Russell's "Basin Range Structure and Stratigraphy of the Warner Range Northeastern California" (University of California Press, 1928). 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 1236

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the Alps shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the structure and glaciation of the Alps, 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.
 
Lot 1237

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Adventures of Silversuit" (Dodge Publishing Company, n.d.), with pictures by Angusine MacGregor and verses by Jessie Pope, and "Aesop's Fables for Children" (Rand McNally & Company, 1919), with pictures by Milo Winter. 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 1238

$325

Title: The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Author: Portia Takakjian
Publisher: Phoenix Publications, Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 27 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 18 of these books are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 1239

$175

Title: Running the Blockade; or, U. S. Secret Service Adventures
Author: W. H. Thomes
Publisher: Lee and Shepard, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1875
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 474 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in green cloth with elaborate ornamental designs depicting sea vessels and figures aboard them. Book shows mild external wear. Spine is slightly cocked. Binding is cracking at front hinge. Annotations in pencil appear on blank preliminary page. Pages are clean and display light spotting/smudges to a very small number of margins. Contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece and full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 1240

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of paleontology and zoology books relating to mammals shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subtopics include extinct mammals, Asia, and Eutherian mammals, 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 1241

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a 1976 issue of the Philadelphia News, which has a headline announcing the death of actor Paul Robeson, a piece of Ringo Starr sheet music titled "Blue, Turning Grey Over You," several volumes of the publication "The Amateur Book Collector from the early 1950's, New York World's fair items such as maps and pamphlets, a print with an excerpt of Salman Rushdie's "The Jaguar Smile," and a program from Pins and Needles, a production of the International Ladies garment Works Union. 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 1242

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of manuscripts and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains a corrected manuscript of "Growth and Development of the Skeleton" by anatomist and physical anthropologist Thomas WingateTodd (1885-1938), with numerous annotations in pencil, as well as a typed text entitled "Eyes, Throats and Noses," dated 1935. Also present are galley proofs of a text entitled "Contributions of T. Wingate Todd to Anatomy and Physical Anthropology" by Wilton Marion Krogman, with a full listing of all publications by T. Wingate Todd.. In addition, a number of antique engravings from the second volume of "Anatomy of the Human Body" by Charles Bell (A. Finley, 1812). 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 1243

$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 Anurans from the early tertiary of Patagonia and deseadan vertebrate fauna, among others. Also included is "Sobre El Tipo de Smilodon Crucians Amegh," which is inscribed by the author Lucas J. Kraglievich on the front wrapper. 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 1244

$55

Title: The Dog by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Frank Forester
Publisher: Geo. E. Woodward, Publisher
City: New York
Year: c1873
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 663 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: A fine translation of Hutchinson's volume on dog-breaking, Dinks' shot and brief compendium on the dog regarding his breeding, conditioning, kennel and field management, and Mayhew's book on canine pathology and treatments.  Compiled, abridged, edited and illustrated by Frank Forester.  Copyright page states 1857 but book was published circa 1873.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Spine and front cover are decoratively stamped, with gilt illustration of a dog at point on front cover and illustration of a dog house to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 1245

$40

Title: Eleventh Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, Embracing Idaho and Wyoming, Being a Report of Progress of the Exploration for the Year 1877
Author: F. V. Hayden
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1879
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxviii/720 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. Gilt lettering to spine is quite faded. Former library book otherwise shows mild external wear. Binding is firm, with reinforced hinges. Antique library stamps appear on front endpaper and title page. No other library markings/attachments are visible. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous (fold-out) plates.
 
Lot 1246

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "St. Lawrence University General Catalogue of the Officers, Graduates and Non-Graduates, 1856-1925" and "Exercises in Commemoration of the Seven Hundredth Anniversary of Magna Carta". 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 1247

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 32 individual music pieces in this lot, which originate from the years 1924-1926. Some titles included are "Honolulu Moon," "Sevilla," "Honeymoon Lane," and "Lonesome and Sorry," 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 1248

$15

Title: Tennyson's Heroes and Heroines
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
City: London
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 12"
Book Details: Handsomely illustrated with pen and ink drawings by J. P. Sunter, and color plates by Marcus Stone, C. C. Kilburne, R. Sauber, I. Wapp, R. Kemmand and F. Bowers.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is string bound in leather with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Front cover of the book is in tatters. Rear cover shows long diagonal crease tearing at one end, with chipping to edges. Text block is intact. Gilt-edged pages are clean and without markings, chromolithographs are fresh and bright.
 
Lot 1249

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of International Geological Congress excursion reports shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 38 publications in this lot, which cover topics such as the paleozoic stratigraphy of New York, the geomorphology of the Central Appalachians, and the Yellowstone region, among others. Many of these volumes contain numerous black and white plates, some of which are real photographs or fold out maps and diagrams. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes are ex-library, and may contain stamps or other markings. Some volumes show chipping and loss along spines, and a few have loose and/or detached wrappers.
 
Lot 1250

$45

Title: The Building of the Alps
Author: T. G. Bonney
Publisher: Charles Scribner;s Sons/T. Fischer Unwin
City: New York/London
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 383 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with faint staining to spine and lightly bumped lower outside corner of rear board. Interior is clean and with light markings in green pencil to a small number of pages. Contains numerous photographic plates and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 1251

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique Tolstoi books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included are: War and Peace, The Invader, and Where Love Is There God Is. 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 1252

$225

Details: This lot includes the group of science-fiction ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is from the collection of nuclear scientist and sci-fi author Milton Rothman (November 30, 1919 October 6, 2001) includes proofs of a Willy Ley book, with hand-written title "Events in Space." 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 1253

$225

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 Fourth 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,XCVI and of the Independence of the United States, the Twenty-First." This volume contains pages 378 to 438.

Condition / Notes: This solidly bound volume rear cover. Pages show occasional foxing.
 
Lot 1254

$60

Title: Catalogue of Books in the Boston Atheneum; to Which Are Added the By-Laws of the Institution. And a List of Its Proprietors and Subscribers
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: William L. Lewis
City: Boston
Year: 1827
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 356 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: An early American library catalogue.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original paper-covered boards, with new cloth spine with paper title label. Boards show rubbing and markings. Book is tightly bound, with new endpapers. Title page bears number in pencil along top edge. Papers show age toning and sporadic foxing.
 
Lot 1255

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the group of 4 antique plays shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up of "The Romp" (Lowndes, n.d.) by Bickerstaff, "Eurydice: A Tragedy" (A. Millar, 1735) by Mr. Mallet , "The Minister and the Mercer" (John Miller, 1834) by Alfred Bunn and "A Hard Case" (Robert M. De Witt, 1874) by Thomas Picton. 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 1256

$40

Details: This lot contains the 1839 letter by French historian Amans-Alexis Montiel shown in the corresponding image(s). This two-page missive is addressed to the publisher Wilfred Coquebert. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This letter is well preserved and shows a small tear to one edge from when opened. Otherwise no tears or perforations are visible. Wax seal still present. Light pencil annotation in English on Montiel at bottom margin of one page (not affecting text).
 
Lot 1257

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of architecture books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Frank Lloyd Wright, Arcadian architecture, and stone houses, 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 in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear. Many of these volumes have dust jackets.
 
Lot 1258

$250

Title: Book of Mercy
Author: Leonard Cohen - Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality, and interpersonal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor.

While giving the speech at Cohen's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 10 March 2008, Lou Reed described Cohen as belonging to the "highest and most influential echelon of songwriters."
Publisher: Villard Books
City: New York
Year: 1984
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 105 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in quarter gray cloth with cream paper-covered boards. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
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