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Lot 4111

$45

Details: Much of the material in this lot of vintage and antique estate ephemera is political, beginning with an 1857 edition of the New York Herald that recounts public meetings and bread riots. A sheaf of original press photographs includes Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Rockefeller, Harry Truman, Estes Kefauver, and Hubert Humphrey. A thick handful of books and pamphlets are Marxist or socialist in philosophy, including a 1962 issue of "Freedomways: a Quarterly Review of the Negro Freedom Movement." Other political material includes a 1969 book about Cesar Chavez's farm worker movement and a 1940 German calendar.

Other items include materials from the 1933 Chicago, 1937 Paris, 1939 New York, and 1964 World's Fairs; a Boy Scout pennant, and a framed U.S. Navy flag.

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Condition / Notes: This material is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 4112

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of scholarly books on medieval history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Hojo Shigetoki (1198-1261) and His Role in the History of Political and Ethical Ideas in Japan" (Curzon Press, 1979, in wrappers) by Carl Steenstrup, "The Complete Works of Rather of Verona" (Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1991) translated and edited by Peter L. D. Reid, and "Schoolmasters of the Tenth Century" (Archon Books, 1977, in dust jacket) by Cora E. Lutz.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. It should be noted that the title "The Peterborough Chronicle, 1070-1154" (Oxford U.P., 1970), edited by Cecily Clark, shows staining and rippling to pages.


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Lot 4113

$200

Title: Kultur Cartoons
Author: Will Dyson - William (Will) Henry Dyson was an Australian illustrator and political cartoonist.

Publisher: Stanley Paul & Co
City: London
Year: 1915
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11" Height: 14.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition dated February 10, 1915, and signed by both the artist Will Dyson and publisher . This is copy 26 of 500. Signatures appear on limitation page. This edition contains a foreword by H. G. Wells.

Antique volume is bound in light brown cloth over beveled boards. Stamped black lettering can be seen on spine and front cover. Parodic caricature of German eagle appears on front cover. Covers display soiling. Binding is firm. Foxing is visible on front flyleaf, blank preliminary pages, title page and list of cartoons. This book contains 20 tipped-in plates containing World War I anti-German propanganda, offering representations of the enemy nation, its culture and symbols, focusing on the figure of the Kaiser.

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Lot 4114

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the antique private binding shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are The Atlantic Monthly from August 1861, November 1862, March 1863; The Transatlantic Magazine from 1871 (with piece on "An African Hareem"); The Overland Monthly from March 1873; Lippincott's Magazine from December 1876; The Galaxy from November 1877; and The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine from November 1882. A number of these issues are illustrated. Texts appear in double columns.

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Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather over pebbled brown cloth with leather-tipped corners. Spine displays stamped gilt lettering that reads "Miscellaneous Books." Book shows external wear, with loose rear board and minor loss of material at ends of spines and at corners. 1862 issue of Atlantic Monthly exhibits faint water marking to upper half. Pages of this compilation otherwise have varying degrees of foxing, with later issues showing far less spotting.

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Lot 4115

$90

Title: The Nineteenth of April 1775: Exhibiting a Fair and Impartial Account of the Engagement Fought on That Day, Chiefly in the Towns of Concord, Lexington, and Menotomy, between a Detachment of His Brittanick Majesty's Regular Troops and the Militia of the Province of Massachusetts Bay; with Candid Remarks upon Certain Relations of That Sanguinary Event as Set Forth by Other Hands
Author: Harold Murdock
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1923
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/134 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: "Few episodes in American history lend themselves more easily to romanticizing than the stand of the embattled patriots on Lexington Common. It has all the necessary ingredients: good American farmers shot down, virtually on their doorsteps, by bloodthirsty British troops outnumbering them fourteen to one; farrnhouses burned; a civilian population involved. For six generations our desire to think well of ourselves worked on the episode, softening the hard outlines of fact with the haze of romance.

But forty years ago a voice was raised against the chorus of national self-exaltation. It belonged to a Boston banker named Harold Murdoch, a descendant of the original settlers, a man of wit, of insight, of scholarly persistence in tracking down details, and of a judicious temperament. Not an academic historian, Murdoch had collected his own library of books and original manuscripts, which over the years had become particularly rich in early American history and eighteenth-century English history and Johnsoniana. In 1910, then vice-president of the National Shawmut Bank, he was elected to resident membership in the Massachusetts Historical Society-an honor that is conferred upon only 100 living people. Six years later he read his first paper, called "Historic Doubts on Lexington," before the society. Later it was published as the first essay in his book. The Nineteenth of April 1775.

Murdock was the first fully to explore and then explode the traditional version of what had happened on that memorable day, but in the three decades since he wrote, new evidence has come to light which reinforces his skeptical, though tentative, conclusions. The significance of Murdoch's achievement as a triumph of American historiography has been confirmed." (From Arthur Bernon Tourtellot's introduction of a reprinting of Murdoch's text, with commentary, that appeared in the American Heritage of August 1959 (issue 5, volume 10))
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited first edition of this work. This is copy number 330 of 525 pages.

Antique volume is bound in red cloth. Book lacks spine label and shows dent at lower edge of rear cover. Covers display light soiling. Interior is clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded color frontispiece portrait of John Pitcairn and 12 additional plates, including double-page map of Boston at rear of volume.

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Lot 4116

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively bound books on nature and sciences shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a very well-preserved "A Naturalist on the Prowl or in the Jungle" (W. Thacker & Co., 1894) by EHA, "The Sea Fishes of Southern Africa" (Central News Agency, Ltd., 1953) by J. L. B. Smith, and the "New York State Museum Memoir 12: Birds of New York" (University of the State of New York, 1914, shaken binding) by Elon Howard Eton.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 4117

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on history of Islam, Middle East and Israel shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Oral and the Written in Early Islam" (Routledge, 2006) by Gregor Schoeler, signed by editor James E. Montgomery, "Peter the Venerable and Islam" (Princeton U. P., 1964, in dust jacket) by James Kritzeck, and "Laws and Customs of Israel, Compiled from the Codes Chayye Adam and Kizzur Schulchan Arukh" (Shapiro, Vallentine and Co., 1927) translated by Gerald Friedlander.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4118

$70

Title: Raising the Veil; or, Scenes in the Courts
Author: Ball Fenner
Publisher: James French & Company
City: Boston
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: "If the reader, in glancing over the pages of this work, which has been hastily sketched, and imperfectly written, finds amusement sufficient to while away a leisure hour, and, perchance to gain some instructions respecting the Courts, Lawyers, Officers, and other attachees, in the so-called Temples of Justice; and if any, whose proclivities would lead them to involve themselves in litigation, are benefitted by the perusal of these pages, the object of the author will be accomplished. In stating many facts which will be found in this work, the author's aim has been to adhere strictly to the truth, and give a plain, unvarnished tale, especially where the scenes enacted have come under his own personal observation.
A majority of the community have but an indefinite knowledge, and very limited ideas, of the modus operandi of Counsellors, Attornies, Court Officers, Policemen, and others, who hold offices in and about our Court Houses. To give this in detail would fill folio volumes. Happy is the man who avoids litigation, and knows not by personal experience the ramifications of criminal and civil jurisprudence." (Author's preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown volume with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with very minor loss of material at outside corners. Binding is firm. Front endpaper has two pasted labels. Pages display occasional foxing. Moisture markings can be seen on blank at margins of preliminary pages and final pages. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and additional portraits of police, court officers and others.

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Lot 4119

$100

Book Details: Medieval history may be the strongest suit in this generous assortment, but is not the only one. A collection of matching green cloth-bound volumes are dispatches from the K-H Newsletter Service, dating from 1937 through 1949. Also known as the London Newsletter, this series of articles were written by British naval officer, writer, politician and playwright Stephen King-Hall. Known for his ardent support of the spread of parliamentary democracy and non-violence, King-Hall's letters were datelined from all over the world, and address many different topics.

Books on the Middle Ages include volumes on English towns, regions, and their landscapes; the Crusades and Islam; and pre-industrial technology and military engineering in the Renaissance.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 4120

$35

Details: This group of estate books and ephemera includes several antique ledgers, two of which are unused, new old stock (NOS) items bound in leather. The newer one is especially luxurious.

Also included are two books on Japanese arts and culture; archaeological publications on Iraq; an anatomical book and dental pamphlets; and the program from the New York Athletic Club's 1887 Ladies' Day gymnastic exhibition.

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Condition / Notes: This material is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $33.50
Lot 4121

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literary works in decorative dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of "The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne" (The Macmillan Company, 1912, jacket soiled with tears at edges) by Kathleen Norris, "Open Windows: Stories of People and Places" (Ralph Fletcher Seymour, Publisher, 1946) by Louise de Koven Bowen, and "Candle Light" (George H. Doran Company, 1924) by Ruby M. Ayres. This group also has three titles by Philip Gibbs: "Cities of Refuge," "The Reckless Lady" and "Unchanging Quest."

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. All dust jackets are preserved in glassine.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4122

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on sexuality in the Middle Ages shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Sexuality and Medicine in the Middle Ages" (Princeton U. P., 1988, in dust jacket) by Danielle Jacquart & Claude Thomasset, "Sex and Penitentials: The Development of a Sexual Code, 550-1150" (University of Toronto Press, 1984) by Pierre J. Payer, "Images of Lust: Sexual Carvings on Medieval Churches" (Routledge, 2003) by Anthony Weir and James Jerman.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 4123

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decoratively bound books of Riley poetry shown in the corresponding image(s).
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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 4124

$70

Details: Two of these framed artworks are handsome, engraved and colored maps; the third is an antique indenture. The smaller map (12.5" x 11") shows the British Isles; the larger one (17.5" x 16") shows French Algeria, illustrated by vignettes. The indenture is dated December 2, 1776, at the Manor of Great Whelnetham, and names William Cooke.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in generally good condition. Please note that the gilt and plaster frame on the indenture is flaking.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $17.50
Lot 4125

$25

Details: There are five good quality, antique woodworking hand tools in this lot, four of which are block planes. The fifth is a moulding plane. All are made of hardwood with cast steel blades. The three adjustable blades (which fit the coffin-shaped planes and smaller block plane) were made by Buck Brothers. The flat blade, which fits the larger block, is marked H.A. Tillsmans. One of the coffin planes has a brass plate screwed to its bottom.

Also included is a narrow moulding plane, which is marked F. Gaertner in several places -- probably the owner, not the manufacturer.

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Condition / Notes: These tools are in good, intact condition.

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Lot 4126

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of medieval law and crime shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Contracts in the Local Courts of Medieval England" (Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., 1926) by Robert L. Henry, "A Power To Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law, 1509-1625" (The University of Chicago Press, 2008, in dust jacket), "Violence in Medieval Society" (The Boydell Press, 2000) edited by Richard W. Kaeuper, and "Medieval Public Justice" (Catholic University of America, still in shrink wrap).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 4127

$80

Details: While the many pictures of 1960s astronauts in these eight issues of "Life" magazine may be more historically significant, no doubt the photographs of Marilyn Monroe in the 1960 "Photography Annual" will be more sensational. In Richard Avedon's series, Monroe channels iconic Hollywood stars of the previous decades.

Also included in this lot are about fifteen 1950s-60s travel posters from Mexican Airlines, Italy, and the Olympics.

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Condition / Notes: These magazines and posters are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 4128

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on medieval history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Studies on Anglo-Saxon Institutions" (Cambridge U. P., 1905) by H. Munro Chadwick, "Richard of Cornwall" (Basil Blackwell, 1947) by N. Denholm-Young, "Lordship, Knighthood and Locality: A Study in English Society, c. 1180-c.1280" (Cambridge U. P., 1991, in dust jacket) by Peter Coss, and "The Anglo-Saxon Achievement: Archaeology & the Beginnings of English Society" (Cornell U. P., 1989, in dust jacket) by Richard Hodges.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 4129

$55

Title: Dr. Goldsmith's Roman History, Abridged by Himself. For the Use of Schools
Author: Oliver Goldsmith - Oliver Goldsmith was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel "The Vicar of Wakefield" (1766), his pastoral poem "The Deserted Village" (1770), and his plays "The Good-Natur'd Man" (1768) and "She Stoops To Conquer" (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote "An History of the Earth and Animated Nature." He is thought to have written the classic children's tale "The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes," the source of the phrase "goody two-shoes".

Publisher: J. Brambles, A. Meggitt, and J. Waters
City: London
Year: 1806
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 270 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label and ruling. Book shows external wear, with minor loss at foot of spine, narrow cracking along spine edges and minor loss of material along edges and at corners. Binding is sound. Endpapers exhibit darkening to edges. Previous owner's name is written in light pencil on front flyleaf. Pencil marking can be seen on rear pastedown. Pages occasionally display very light foxing.

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Lot 4130

$175

Details: Vintage and antique children's ephemera and collectibles constitute this lot, which includes paper dolls, toy train catalogs and instructions, model airplane plans, TV tie-ins, a 16 mm film on fishing, an 8 mm Mickey Mouse movie, a novelty Christmas record, and many slides from a 1964 Kenner "Give-a-Show" toy projector.

The record, which is in excellent condition with its original paper sleeve, is by county & western child star Jimmy Boyd, and features "Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney" and "I Said a Prayer for Santa Claus." TV and Disney film tie-ins promote "The Flintstones," "The Black Hole," "Mr. Ed," Roy Rogers, and others. There are fifteen packets of cut paper dolls, and an additional five folders of paper dolls. Three of the doll folders are uncut.

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 4131

$30

Details: There are two good quality, antique woodworking hand tools in this lot. The first is an complex, adjustable moulding plane manufactured by Josiah King, of 363 The Bowery, New York; and the second is a block plane made by John Weiss & Sohn of Vienna. The blade from this plane -- which is still sharp enough to use -- has the hallmark of Wilhelm Schmitt, and marked 1858. Also included are two miscellaneous threaded wooden dowels.

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Condition / Notes: These tools are in good, intact condition.

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Lot 4132

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on Massachusetts history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Town of Weston: Records of the Town Clerk, 1804-1826" (Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1894),"Vital Records of Rockport, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849" (The Essex Institute, 1924), and "Vital Records of Stoneham, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849" (The Essex Institute, 1918).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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