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Lot 2001

$100

Title: Atlas universel de geographie ancienne et moderne dresse par A. M. Perrot
Author: Aristide Michel Perrot - Aristide Michel Perrot was a French geographer active in the early 19th century. Perrot specialized in miniature maps and his work is featured in a number of French themed early 19th century atlases. He was also a noted watercolorist.
Publisher: Audot
City: Paris
Year: 1822
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 7 pages plus maps
Width: 7.5" Height: 5.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume originally bound in leather and marbled boards has detached boards and spine cover with considerable wear. Text block is intact. Half title page and page opposite title page show foxing, as do pages bearing text. Brightly colored maps are clean. Name of library stamped in red to the upper half of title page and to upper right corners of plates (either not affecting or only marginally affecting images/maps). This set lacks map number 4, entitled "Monde connu des anciens."
 
Lot 2002

$225

Title: Report on the Adirondack and State Land Surveys to the Year 1884 with a Description of the Location of the Boundaries of the Great Land Patents and an Account of the Variation of the Magnetic Needle in Northern New York, between the Years 1766 and 1883, with Rainfall and Temperature Tables, and a List of the State Lands
Author: Verplanck Colvin
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 343 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and embossed pictorial design to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is cracked after title page. Traces of removal of bookplate from front pastedown are visible. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and show no markings. Illustrated with five intact fold-out plates and 3 well-preserved fold-out maps.
 
Lot 2003

$80

Title: Bayou Folk
Author: Kate Chopin - Kate Chopin, born Katherine O'Flaherty was an American author of short stories and novels. She is now considered by some to have been a forerunner of feminist authors of the 20th century.

From 1892 to 1895, she wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, The Century Magazine, and The Youth's Companion. Her major works were two short story collections, "Bayou Folk" (1894) and "A Night in Acadie" (1897). Her important short stories included "Desiree's Baby", a tale of miscegenation in antebellum Louisiana (published in 1893), "The Story of an Hour" (1894), and "The Storm "(1898). "The Storm" is a sequel to "The 'Cadian Ball," which appeared in her first collection of short stories, "Bayou Folk." Chopin also wrote two novels: "At Fault" (1890) and "The Awakening" (1899), which are set in New Orleans and Grand Isle, respectively. The people in her stories are usually inhabitants of Louisiana. Many of her works are set in Natchitoches in north central Louisiana.

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 313 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and ornamental design to front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and very light soiling. Ex-library volume has the letter "C" in white to the lower portion of spine. Front hinge displays narrow crack. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Number is written in bottom margin of table of contents. Library date slip is attached to rear flyleaf. Small card tucked into diagonal paper strip pasted across lower right corner of pastedown. Pages are clean and with only very occasional light foxing.
 
Lot 2004

$40

Title: Tender Is the Night
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald - Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: "This Side of Paradise," "The Beautiful and Damned," "Tender is the Night" and his most famous, "The Great Gatsby." A fifth, unfinished novel, "The Love of the Last Tycoon," was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.

Novels such as "The Great Gatsby" and "Tender is the Night" were made into films, and in 1958 his life from 19371940 was dramatized in "Beloved Infidel."
Publisher: The Grey Walls Press
City: London
Year: 1953
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxii/418 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: First British of this new edition with the author's final revisions and a preface by Malcolm Cowley.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in light brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Strip of tanning from offsetting of binding materials at inner margins of flyleaves (endemic to this edition), otherwise book and pictorial dust jacket (designed by Edward Pagram) are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 2005

$80

Title: Sermons Preached in Boston on the Death of Abraham Lincoln, together with the Funeral Services in the East Room of the Executive Mansion in Washington
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: J. E. Tilton and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 379 pages plus 1 page proclamation and 4 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. This ex-library book shows mild external wear, with small tear at top of spine. Name of library appears stamped at bottom margin of title page. Name of library also stamped at top and bottom margins of text block. Call number is written in pencil on copyright page. Lightly age-toned pages are clean. Library pocket and bar code are affixed to rear pastedown.
 
Lot 2006

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Conversation As It Was by the Social Fireside from the Diary of the Cup-Bearer to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth by Mark Twain - Dated 1951 by Privately Printed - Limited Edition - Stapled. In original wrappers. Pages are clean and fresh.

- Supplication of the Black Aberdeen by Rudyard Kipling - Dated 1927 by Medici Society - This is the first separate U. K. edition. In original wrappers, with darkening. Drawings by G. L. Stampa.

- The New Gulliver by Wendell Phillips Garrison - Dated 1898 by The Marion Press - Limited Edition - Handsome antique volume is bound in quarter leather. Partially uncut pages show foxing.

- The Green Pastures: A Fable Suggested by Roark Bradford's Southern Sketches, "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun" by Marc Connelly - Dated 1930 by Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated - Signed Edition - Pulitzer prize winning play based on Roark Bradford's classic of black Americana, "Ol' Man Adam An' His Chillun."  Copy number 537 of a limited edition of 550. Signed by both author and illustrator Robert Edmond Jones. Spine cover and edges show chipping. Tightly bound. Interior clean and bright. Shelfworn black slipcase lacks top panel.
 
Lot 2007

$45

Title: Aeroplane Engines in Theory and Practice including Notes on the Design, Thermodynamic Calculations, and Constructional Details of All Types of Aeronautic Engines and Their Accessories. A Comprehensive Illustrated Manual of Self-Instruction for Designers, Aeroplane Constructors, and Students. Adapted Either for Schools or Home Study Courses. Details and Dimensions of the Liberty Twelve Engine
Author: John B. Rathbun
Publisher: Stanton and Van Vliet Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 464 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with lettering to spine and front cover. Book has a number of stains to front cover and faded lettering to spine. Binding is firm. Endpapers display smudging. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on front flyleaf. Stain can be seen on fore edge of text block. Light smudging to margins of interior. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Contains in-text and full-page illustrations, as well as a number of fold-outs.
 
Lot 2008

$130

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

Please note this lot contains 11 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All of these books are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 2009

$60

Title: Life of Sitting Bull and History of the Indian War of 1890-91: A Graphic Account of the Life of the Great Medicine Man and Chief Sitting Bull; His Tragic Death; Story of the Sioux Nation; Their Manners and Customs, Ghost Dances and Messiah Craze; Also, a Very Complete History of the Sanguinary Indian War of 1890-91
Author: W. Fletcher Johnson
Publisher: Edgewood Publishing Company, Publishers
City: Unknown
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 544 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to covers. Binding is cracked between frontispiece portrait of Sitting Bull and title page, and at rear immediately after last page of text. Pages show occasional light smudging at margins.
 
Lot 2010

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of rare decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Richard Henry Stoddard, Joseph Dana Miller, and E. H. Dewart, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes in this lot show more advanced age/wear such as chipping and loss along spine and cracking at hinges. Some volumes may show restorative work.
 
Lot 2011

$60

Title: The Skilful Housewife's Book, or Complete Guide to Domestic Cookery, Taste, Comfort, and Economy. Embracing 659 Receipts, Pertaining to Household Duties, Gardening, Flowers, Birds, Plants, Etc.
Author: L. G. Abell
Publisher: D. Newell
City: New York
Year: 1846
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 208 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Covers show light soiling, with moisture markings to rear cover. Minor loss of material is visible at upper right corner of front cover. Front endpaper displays foxing and pencil markings. Doodling can also be seen on rear endpaper. Pages have foxing throughout. Illustrated with frontispiece and title page vignette.
 
Lot 2012

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique medical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include stomach cancer, emergency care, and medical chemistry, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Some volumes in this lot show more advanced age/wear with chipping and/or loss along spines, cracking at hinges, and some moisture indications and foxing.
 
Lot 2013

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Bangor Historical Magazine, Volume I, July 1885 - June 1886 by Joseph W. Porter, uncredited author Edited by Joseph W. Porter - Dated 1885 by Benjamin A. Burr Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - This volume was previously from the collection of an antiquarian society, and contains stamps, bookplates, and other markings. There is a gift inscription on the front free endpaper.

- Centennial Celebration: An Account of the Municipal Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Portland, July 4th, 5th and 6th, 1886 - Edited by John T. Hull - Dated 1886 by Owen, Strout & Company - This volume shows some age/wear such as rubbing along spine, a lacking front free endpaper, and cracking at hinges. This volume is ex-library, and contains perforated stamps and other markings.

- Sketches of the Town of Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine, From Its Earliest Settlement, To 1879; With Biographical Sketches by David Norton - Dated 1881 by S. G. Robinson - This volume shows advanced age/wear such as a partially detached front board, cracking at hinges, and some loosening and/or detached pages.
 
Lot 2014

$15

Title: Armed with Courage
Author: Lynd Ward, May McNeer
Publisher: Abingdon Press
City: New York
Year: 1957
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 112 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: The husband-and-wife team of May McNeer and Lynd Ward have spotlighted seven humanitarians, uniting their stories under the title "Armed with Courage." These humanitarians are Florence Nightingale, Father Damien, George Washington Carver, James Addams, Wilfred Grenfell, Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Schweitzer. Each section of the book is introduced with an illustration followed by a caption and the name of the individual. There is also a full-page portrait of each subject; other illustrations are interspersed throughout the text. All the artwork consists of black-and-white drawings.  The text begins with a pivotal, dramatic experience in each persons life; the authors have chosen youthful...

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by both authors on the blank page opposite title page. Inscription reads "To Robert / with every good wish / from / Mary McNeer and / Lynd Ward."

Volume is bound in light blue cloth with stamped silver lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine and front cover. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with numerous in-text and full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 2015

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include pioneers of the West and the times of Washington and John Adams, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes in this group show more advanced age/wear, such as sunning to boards, chipping along spine, and cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 2016

$25

Title: How Natives Think (Les fonctions mentales dans les societes inferieures)
Author: Lucien Levy-Bruhl - Lucien Levy-Bruhl was a French scholar trained in philosophy, who made contributions to the budding fields of sociology and ethnology. His primary field of study involved primitive mentality.

Lvy-Brhl was born in Paris. He was an anthropologist who wrote about the 'primitive mind'. In his work "How Natives Think" (1910), Levy-Bruhl speculated about what he posited as the two basic mindsets of mankind, "primitive" and "Western." The primitive mind does not differentiate the supernatural from reality, but rather uses "mystical participation" to manipulate the world. According to Levy-Bruhl, moreover, the primitive mind doesn't address contradictions. The Western mind, by contrast, uses speculation and logic. Like many theorists of his time, Levy-Bruhl believed in a historical and evolutionary teleology leading from the primitive mind to the Western mind. Sociologist Stanislav Andreski argued that despite its flaws, Levy-Bruhl's "How Natives Think" was an accurate and valuable contribution to anthropology, perhaps even more so than better-known work by Claude Levi-Strauss.

Levy-Bruhl's work, especially the concepts of collective representation and participation mystique, influenced the psychological theory of C. G. Jung.
Translor: Lilian A. Clare
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: circa 1925
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 392 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped lettering to spine. Book shows fading to spine and top margin of front cover. Binding is tight. Partially uncut pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 2017

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique travel and exploration books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: A Wanderer in Florence, Letters of Travel, and The Mediterranean Traveller, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes in this lot show more advanced age/wear indications such as chipping and loss at spine edges, cracking along hinges, and some marginalia on endpapers. Some volumes are ex-library, and may contain stamps, bookplates, or other markings.
 
Lot 2018

$30

Title: A Thousand Miles up the Nile
Author: Amelia B. Edwards
Publisher: L. C. Page and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1897
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/468 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and elaborate ornamental designs. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to covers. Binding is solid. Extensive annotations in ink relating to previous owner's 1901 trip to Egypt, with names of party and sites visited with dates. Name in ink at top of front flyleaf. Underlining appears on page 65. Otherwise lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 2019

$45

Title: In & Around the Grand Canyon: The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona
Author: George Wharton James - George Wharton James was a prolific popular lecturer, photographer and journalist, writing more than 40 books and many articles and pamphlets on California and the American Southwest.

James was born in Lincolnshire, England. He was ordained as a Methodist minister and came to the United States in 1881, serving in parishes in Nevada and southern California. However, in 1889 he was sued for divorce, accused by his wife with committing numerous acts of adultery. He subsequently underwent an ecclesiastical trial, charged with real estate fraud, using faked credentials, and sexual misconduct. He was defrocked, although he was later reinstated.

James' books included "The Wonders of the Colorado Desert" (1906), "Through Ramona's Country" (1909), "In & Out of the Old Missions of California" (1912), and "The Lake of the Sky" (1915). Characteristics of his writing included romanticism, an enthusiasm for natural environments, idealization of aboriginal lifestyles, and health faddism. He had a long-running feud with Charles Fletcher Lummis, another writer with similar regional interests.

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1911
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/352 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Revised and enlarged edition
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth, lettering and cover illustration in pink and brown. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains 23 full-page plates, 77 pictures in text. Fold-out map and panoramic fold-out illustration are well preserved.
 
Lot 2020

$80

Title: State of New York Messages from the Governors Comprising Executive Communications to the Legislature and Other Papers relating to Legislation from the Organization of the First Colonial Assembly in 1683 to and including the Year 1906. With Notes
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Charles Z. Lincoln
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1909
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 11 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to red, black and yellow spine labels. Volumes show light shelfwear. Volume VIII has torn front flyleaf. Interiors are otherwise in excellent condition.
 
Lot 2021

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Mirror of the Soul, Life and Character of Sylvester Judd, Notes on Mark, and Sermons on the Life of Christ, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes in this lot show more advanced age/wear such as chipping and/or loss along spine, cracking at hinges, and some moisture indications. Some volumes may have bookplates or some marginalia on endpapers.
 
Lot 2022

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of first edition antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The Haunts of Men," "The Sound of Water," "Tales of Men and Ghosts," and "Emily's Quest," 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 sunning and some fading to boards and spines, edge wear, and some cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 2023

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of linguistics books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include phonetics, the Siriono kinship system, German phonology, and tone languages, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. One volume shows significant wear to binding.
 
Lot 2024

$90

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of New York state history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These volumes were a part of a historical society's collection, and may contain blacked out stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2025

$50

Title: Wigwam Evenings: Sioux Folk Tales Retold
Author: Charles A. Eastman - Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah and later named Ohye Sa) was a Native American physician, writer, national lecturer, and reformer. He was of Santee Sioux and Anglo-American ancestry. Active in politics and issues on American Indian rights, he worked to improve the lives of youths, and founded 32 Native American chapters of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). He also helped found the Boy Scouts of America. He is considered the first Native American author to write American history from the native point of view., Elaine Goodale Eastman
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1930
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/253 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce autographed edition of this work by Charles A. and Elaine Goodale Eastman, signed by Charles Eastman on the front flyleaf. The name "Ohiyesa" is written in parenthesis underneath his signature.

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with white and black stamped titles, and an elaborate blue, beige and black stamped vignette on the front cover. This former historical society volume shows external wear with markings to mid-section (white smudge) and lower portion of spine. Call number in white appears at foot of spine and stamped name blotted out from front flyleaf and title page. "#199" appears next to marking on front flyleaf and is blotted out on title page. No other institutional marking or attachment is visible. Pages show faint water marking to lower inside corners and occasional light foxing. Illustrated with plates.
 
Lot 2026

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Farm Legends, Farm Ballads, City Ballads, and Echoes from the Sabine Farm, 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 rubbing to boards and some chipping to spine edges. Some volumes have writing on the endpapers.
 
Lot 2027

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include sermons, gospel commentary, and Paley's natural theology, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes in this lot show more advanced age/wear such as chipping at spine edges. One volume is ex-library and may contain stamps, bookplates, or other markings.
 
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