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Lot 4001

$90

Title: Men Without Women
Author: Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 232 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This first edition of Ernest Hemingway's second short story collection "Men Without Women," is bound with black cloth covered boards with the title printed on gilt labels on the front cover and spine.

"Men Without Women" features notable Hemingway short stories including: "The Undefeated"; "Hills Like White Elephants"; "The Killers"; and "Ten Indians."

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Condition / Notes: The boards of this text display moderate signs of rubbing and shelfwear. The labels on the front cover and spine are worn. There is a partial crack to the front and back hinge and the binding is weak in the front and back of the text. A bookplate from a previous owner appears on the front paste-down endpaper with some period handwriting. Common signs of light age toning are visible on the pages though the text remains clear and crisp throughout the book.
Lot 4002

$475

Title: The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, &c. Prose and Poetical. for January, 1788. Vol. III
Author: Uncredited
Editor: Mathew Carey - Mathew Carey was an Irish-born American publisher and economist who lived and worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the publisher of "The Pennsylvania Evening Herald" (1785-1788) and other early American newspapers. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Printed by Mathew Carey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1788
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 603 pages
Width: 5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This antique leatherbound edition of "The American Museum" dates to 1788 and is notable for its accounts of debates across the young American nation about ratifying the Constitution. Because the first conventions about ratifying the Constitution occurred only in December 1787, this volume, published for January 1788, contains some of the earliest reports on these debates. Detailed accounts of State Conventions are reported from Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and New Hampshire.

Additionally, the text features other interesting material including: petitions of Quakers; legal cases, several involving slavery; essays regarding Shay's Rebellion; and a letter from George Washington.

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Condition / Notes: The boards of this volume display moderate signs of rubbing, shelfwear, and toning. The binding and hinges are solid and intact. A bookplate appears on the front paste-down endpaper. Period writing above the bookplate lists the names J. Benjamin and Geo. Davis. These names appear in several places, including on the title page. The pages display moderate to significant age toning and minor soiling though the text remains clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 4003

$15

Title: Adventures in Good Eating: A Directory of Good Eating Places Along the Highways of America
Author: Duncan Hines - Duncan Hines was an American pioneer of restaurant ratings for travelers. He is best known today for the brand of food products that bears his name. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Adventures in Good Eating, Inc.
City: Chicago
Year: 1937
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 197 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Long before he licensed his name as a brand of baking products, Duncan Hines was a traveling salesman on the then new system of American roads. In 1935, Hines compiled a small volume discussing the best places to eat across the country. The text here, printed in 1937, is one of the earliest available printings of the volume that would propel Hines to fame and fortune.

The volume is bound with red paper boards and plastic spiral bindings. The text features a tipped-in photo-illustration of Hines above a facsimile of his signature and a postcard encouraging readers to send Hines information about their favorite restaurants.

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Condition / Notes: This volume has been carefully well-preserved and displays only some typical indications of age and wear including light toning and minor rubbing or chipping high points and edges. Some handwritten notes appear in a "Memorandum" section toward the back of the book. The binding is secure and intact and the text is clear and crisp on clean lightly age-toned pages throughout the book.
Lot 4004

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of five decoratively bound Fiftieth Anniversary Edition Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides, as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles featured in this group include: “Eastern Butterflies”, “Western Butterflies”, "Beetles", "Moths", and "Insects".

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Condition / Notes: These titles show very well with minimal indications of age and wear.
Lot 4005

$200

Title: The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of la Mancha
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. His masterpiece "Don Quixote" has been translated into more languages than any other book except the Bible. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: P.A. Motteux
Publisher: William Paterson & Co.
City: London
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This complete four volume set of "The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of la Mancha" is bound in red cloth with decorative gilt embellishment and lettering.

Each volume is enhanced by a frontispiece and several illustrated plates.

"Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, "Don Quixote" is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published." [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show well with typical indications of age and wear including shelfwear and age toning. Book spines display wear at high points with some tears. There is mild cracking to hinges.
Lot 4006

$10

Title: The Black Athlete, a Shameful Story: The Myth of Integration in American Sport
Author: Jack Olsen - Jack Olsen was an American journalist and author known for his crime reporting. Olsen was Senior Editor-in-Chief for the "Chicago Sun-Times" in 1954. He was Midwest bureau chief for "Time" magazine and a senior editor for "Sports Illustrated" in 1961. He was also a regular contributor to other publications, including "Fortune" and "Vanity Fair." [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Time-Life Books
City: New York
Year: 1968
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 223 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This author signed first edition copy of Jack Olsen's "The Black Athlete, a Shameful Story" is bound with black cloth-covered boards with the title emblazoned in white letters on the front cover and spine. The front free endpaper is signed and warmly inscribed to Donald Garber. The inscription is dated February 1, 1969.

This text discusses the struggle of black athletes through history and during Olsen's own lifetime. Increasingly relevant in today's world, this volume offers Olsen's unique insights on the difficulties faced by black athletes fighting racism in an oppressive American system.

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Condition / Notes: The boards of this text display mild signs of rubbing and shelfwear, particularly on edges and high points. The binding and hinges are solid and intact, the signature and inscription are clear and bright, and the text is crisp on clean pages throughout the volume.
Lot 4007

$70

Title: Pax Britannica
Author: James Morris - Jan Morris is a Welsh historian, author and travel writer. She is known particularly for the "Pax Britannica" trilogy (1968–1978), a history of the British Empire, and for portraits of cities, notably Oxford, Venice, Trieste, Hong Kong, and New York City. A transgender woman, she was published under her birth name, James, until 1972, when she had sex reassignment after transitioning from living as male to living as female. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: The Folio Society
City: London
Year: 1993
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This three-volume box set of James Morris's "Pax Britannica" trilogy is published by The Folio Society and remains in its original shrink-wrap packaging. The three volumes are titled "Heaven's Command"; "Pax Britannica"; and "Farewell the Trumpets." Each text is bound with blue cloth-covered boards with the title gilt-stamped on its spine.

"'The Pax Britannica Trilogy' comprises three books of history written by Jan Morris, formerly James Morris. The books cover the British Empire, from the earliest days of the East India Company to the troubled years of independence and nineteen sixties post-colonialism." [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: This set is brand new in its original packaging.
Lot 4008

$25

Title: The Heart of the Orient: Saunterings Through Georgia, Armenia, Persia, Turkomania, and Turkestan, to the Vale of Paradise
Author: Michael Myers Shoemaker
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York and London
Year: 1904
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 416 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This antique title is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and illustration on the front board, and gilt top edge. A frontispiece, many photographic plates, and maps enhance this work.

From the preface: "The winter of 1902 found me turning once more towards those ever enchanting Eastern lands around the Caspian Sea. From Constantinople I passed though the quaint and curious kingdom of Georgia, now a part of the Russian Empire. Thence through Northern Persia and Central Asia, and then northward to begin the long journey to Peking...The following pages and pictures are descriptive of the heart of the Orient, and of Russia's place therein, from high life at the Persian Court to low life in the tents of the Kirghiz, where the camels whispered bits of gossip from Isphahan and Bactra, and the donkeys still dream of the flight into Egypt."

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Condition / Notes: This title shows well with some indications of age and wear including shelfwear and mild age toning.Rubbing and fading of this spine is evident. The front hinge is cracked.
Lot 4009

$150

Title: Animal Farm
Author: George Orwell - Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by clarity, intelligence and wit, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and belief in democratic socialism.

Considered perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (1949) and the allegorical novella "Animal Farm" (1945), which together have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. His book "Homage to Catalonia" (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, is widely acclaimed, as are his numerous essays on politics, literature, language and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

Orwell's work continues to influence popular and political culture, and the term Orwellian—descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices—has entered the vernacular with several of his neologisms, such as doublethink, thoughtcrime, and thought police. (Courtesy Wikipedia.)
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
City: New York
Year: 1946
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 118 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This first American edition of "Animal Farm" by George Orwell is bound in black cloth with gilt spine lettering. The original dust jacket with artwork by Art Brenner is intact.

""Animal Farm" is an allegorical novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union. Orwell, a democratic socialist, was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow-directed Stalinism, an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War. The Soviet Union, he believed, had become a brutal dictatorship, built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror. In a letter to Yvonne Davet, Orwell described "Animal Farm" as a satirical tale against Stalin ("un conte satirique contre Staline"), and in his essay "Why I Write" (1946), wrote that "Animal Farm" was the first book in which he tried, with full consciousness of what he was doing, "to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole"." [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: This title shows well, with age toning throughout. The original dust jacket shows some chipping to high points and tears to the upper spine.
Lot 4010

$90

Title: Texas and the Texans; or, Advance of the Anglo-Americans to the South-West; Including a History of Leading Events in Mexico, From the Conquest by Fernando Cortes to the Termination of the Texan Revolution
Author: Henry Stuart Foote - Henry Stuart Foote was a United States Senator from Mississippi and the chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations from 1847 to 1852. Foote was a Unionist Governor of Mississippi from 1852 to 1854, and an American Party supporter in California. During the American Civil War, he served in the First and Second Confederate Congresses. A practicing attorney, he published two memoirs related to the Civil War years, as well as a book on Texas prior to its annexation, and a postwar book on the legal profession and courts in the South. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1841
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: No
Pagination: 314 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This antique title retains the original green cloth covered boards with decorative blind stamping to the front and back covers. Gilt lettering and a lone star design are gilt-stamped to the spine.

Volume I includes five chapters on Mexican history, and chapters on Spanish-American relations, the Burr Conspiracy, and James Long. The last four chapters focus on the Fredonian Rebellion.

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume displays some indications of age and wear including shelfwear and rubbing to boards and high points, particularly the upper spine. The hinges are cracked and the book is partially disbound. There is evidence of possible moisture markings to the text block and age toning throughout. Pages 312-314 are loose. However, the text remains clear and legible throughout. Volume one of two only.
Lot 4011

$45

Book Details: A selection of titles featured in this large collection of books on books and book collecting includes: "Great Books and Book Collectors" by Alan G. Thomas; "Leather Bound Books"; "American Periodicals: A Collector's Manual and Reference Guide"; "Publication Design" by Allen Hurlburt; "Collected Books, the Guide to Values" by Allen and Patricia Ahearn; "Bookman's Guide to Americana"; "The Story of Papermaking"; and more.

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Condition / Notes: These books display a range of age and wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and attachments.
Lot 4012

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of nine collectible fiction titles, as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles from this group include: “The Created Legend” by Fyodor Sologub, in three volumes; a first edition of “Disappearances” by Howard Frank Mosher (this was his first book); “The Twilight Saga Collection”, 4 vols., by Stephenie Meyer, new, in publisher's shrink-wrap; and a review copy of “Confessions of a Murderer, Rapist, Fascist, Bomber, Thief: Or a Year in the Journal of an Ordinary American” by Alain Arias-Misson.

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Condition / Notes: These titles may display typical indications of age and wear. “The Twilight Saga" is new, in original shrink-wrap. "Disappearances" and "Confessions of a Murderer" retain the original dust jacket.
Lot 4013

$10

Title: John Groth's World of Sport
Author: John Groth - John Groth was an artist and illustrator known for his work depicting scenes of war. He covered World War II, and was one of the first people in media to view the liberation of Paris. Groth went on to cover five other wars, including the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His work is in collections around the world, including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum; the Dayton Art Institute; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; and the Art Institute of Chicago., Pat Smith
Publisher: Winchester Press
City: New York
Year: 1970
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 152 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "John Groth's World of Sport" is bound in cream cloth with red lettering and retains the original dust jacket.

This copy is signed and inscribed by the author, with an original drawing on the front free endpaper.

From the dust jacket: ""John Groth's World of Sport" extends from the frigid blues and whites of the Arctic to the lush greens and reds of Africa, from the flat plains of India to the craggy highlands of Scotland...In this book there are almost a hundred minor and seventy-five major paintings and drawings, over half of them in full color, that capture the essence of sport all over the world."

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Condition / Notes: This title shows well with mild age toning to the text block and dust jacket.
Lot 4014

$15

Book Details: This lot consists of eight collectible titles on nature and animals, as shown in the corresponding images.

Some titles found in this group include: an author-signed copy of “The Natural History of Staunton, Virginia” by William Alphonso Murrill; a first printing of “The Edge of the Sea” by Rachel Carson; an author-signed copy of “The Naturalist in a Boarding School" by William Alphonso Murrill; a leatherbound, limited edition numbered 404 of 500 of “Wild Beasts & Their Ways: Reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa & America” by Sir Samuel W. Baker; and others.

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Condition / Notes: These titles display typical indications of age and wear including shelfwear and age toning. “Field and Forest Rambles” has a cracked textblock, front hinge, and spine. Titles with original dust jackets show chipping to high points. “Your Cabin In the Woods” has loss to the spine of the dust jacket.
Lot 4015

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of six antique volumes on travel and exploration, as shown in the corresponding images.

Some titles from this group include: “Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia, and Africa” by Edward Daniel Clarke (1814); "Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands” vols. I & II, by Harriet Beecher Stowe; an author-signed and inscribed copy of “White Waters and Black” by Gordon MacCreagh; "The Spell of the Holy Land” by Archie Bell, with many illustrated plates and decorative binding; and "Eastward" by Norman MacLeod.

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Condition / Notes: These titles display typical indications of age and wear including shelfwear and age toning. “Eastward” has a detached cover and pages to chapter one. Volume I of “Sunny Memories” is partially cracked along the spine, and “Travels in Various Countries” has cracked hinges and is partially disbound.
Lot 4016

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the titles on art, artists, and history of art, as shown in the corresponding images.

Some titles found in this group include: “Impressionist Prints", "Monet's Cathedral”, "Manet/Velazquez”, “Japanese Woodblock Prints”, “Ukiyoe”, "Cezanne and American Modernism”, "The Origin of Modern Kimono Design”, "Monet and American Impressionism", "L’Art Japonais”, “Japanese Woodblock Printing”, “A Curious Affair: The Fascination Between East and West”, and more.

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Condition / Notes: These titles may display typical indications of age and wear. Some titles may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 4017

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the titles on art, artists, and the history of art, as shown in the corresponding images.

Some titles found in this group include: “Holland’s Golden Age in America”, “Diabolical Designs”, "Japonisme", "Mary Cassatt: Prints and Drawings from the Artist’s Studio”, "the Art of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema", "Art Nouveau Bing”, "Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty”, "Paragons of Virtue”, “The Lens Within the Heart”, “Jean-Etienne Liotard", "Sex and the Floating World", "Art and Art Industries in Japan”, and more.

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Condition / Notes: These titles may display typical indications of age and wear. Some titles may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 4018

$120

Book Details: This large collection features numerous pamphlets, texts, brochures, and periodicals on books, printing history, typesetting, publication history, and other interesting topics regarding books as works of art and collectibles. Many of these items are vintage and antique texts which were printed in limited runs for collectors or publication industry insiders.

A selection of titles includes: a limited edition pamphlet entitled "In Praise of Books: A Fireside Incursion into Their Making"; "The Sixteenth Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Mercantile Library Association of the City of Brooklyn Presented March 26, 1874"; "The Composing Room, September, 1924"; "Glorious Deeds of Women!: Books, Pamphlets, Autograph Letters, Manuscripts; etc. By, About, or Relating to Women"; a pamphlet celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the Bauer Type Foundry Inc. titled "Human Touch"; a 1914 brochure from the advertising department of the Curtis Publishing Company titled "Obiter Dicta"; several vintage editions of the "Folio Quarterly Magazine" by the Folio Society; the magazine "Printing History" volumes one through eighteen; and more.

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Condition / Notes: The items in this lot have been carefully preserved and show exceptionally well. Some pieces may display minor indications of age and wear.
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