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Lot 2298

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

- Appraisal of the Physical Property of the New York State Railways as of December 31, 1929 for the Receivers by uncredited author - Dated circa 1929 by Daily Record Company - Volume is bound in pebbled leatherette, with faded lettering to front cover. Book is tightly bound. Text is clean and without markings.

- Physical and Corporate History. New York State Railways and Subsidiary Companies as of December 30, 1929 - Edited by H. E. Bean - Dated circa 1929 by Daily Record Company - Volume is bound in pebbled leatherette, with faded lettering to front cover. Book is tightly bound. Text is clean and without markings. Contains fold-out charts, maps and tables. Long annotation in ink (dated 10/21/1980) by previous owner James I. Barstow appears on rear pastedown, Annotation relates to the demise of trolley service in Canandaigua.

- General Statements, Results of Operation, Statistics: New York State Railways as of May 31, 1930 by uncredited author - Dated circa 1930 by Daily Record Company - Volume is bound in pebbled leatherette, with faded lettering to front cover. Book is tightly bound. Text is clean and without markings. Contains fold-out charts and tables.
 
Lot 2299

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique technology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include electric power transmission, smelting, refining, and thermodynamics, 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 cracking along hinges, loosening text blocks, and moisture indications. Some volumes are ex-library, and may contain stamps and other markings.
 
Lot 2300

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology and church history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Greek and Eastern churches, ancient versions of the Bible, and the law of the church, 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 some chipping and loss along spine edges. Some volumes are ex-library, and may contain stamps, labels, or other markings.
 
Lot 2301

$15

Title: The Science of Law and Lawmaking, Being an Introduction to Law, a General View of Its Forms and Substance, and a Discussion of the Question of Codification
Author: R. Floyd Clarke
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/478 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: "This book is an attempt to make clear to the average reader some of the truths of Law and Jurisprudence. The object is to introduce Laymen to a true conception of the system of law under which they live, a system whose rules constitute bonds restraining their activities, less palpable, yet no less effective, than the iron bars of the captive's cage. It is a curious fact that no work exists in which the general outline of legal systems are explained in popular terms so as to be intelligible to the ordinary mind not versed in the technicalities of the subject. And it is especially strange that no work exists which explains to such readers, and to the law student just beginning his course, the fundamental truths contained in the two forms of expression in which it is possible to embody a system of law. Yet a complete knowledge of these fundamental truths lies at the base of the correct decision of a question of great importance now agitating the legal world. And this question - the question of Codification - is one whose decision will rest more in the hands of laymen than in the hands of lawyers. These facts suggested to the writer the idea of a book which, in the first instance, should be an introduction to the study of the law; and, in the second instance, should use this introduction as a groundwork on which to build up an argument on codification intelligible to the lay mind." (Author's preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows soiling to rear cover and small indentations along edges. Small abrasions appear along front gutter. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name and date can be seen on front flyleaf. Title page and initial pages of text show water marking to upper left corner and to lower right corner. Pages with gilt top edges are otherwise clean and without markings.
 
Lot 2302

$45

Title: Delkeskamp's neues Panorama des Rheins von Mainz bis Coeln
Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp - Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp was a German painter and engraver.
Publisher: Verlag des Herausgebers Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp
City: Frankfurt am Main
Year: 1839
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original cloth-backed boards with printed paper covers. Book shows external wear, with soiling and rubbing to boards and minor loss at ends of spine. Boards contain engraved folding panorama of the Rhine from Mainz to Cologne, offering views of the right and left banks. Panels show foxing. Panorama measures approximately 80" when fully extended. An English-language 1838 booklet entitled "Notes to the New Panorama of the Rhine from Mentz to Cologne" is laid in. This 29-page booklet is well preserved and pages show only light marginal foxing. It measures approximately 6.75" x 9.75".
 
Lot 2303

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique New York state regional history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some sub-topics include Schenectady, Oneida, Cherry Valley, and Cortland. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes in this lot show age/wear, with indicators such as cracking along hinges and some loose and/or detached pages. These volumes originated from a historical society's collection. Some may contain blacked out stamps or other markings such as the remains of bookplates.
 
Lot 2304

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "The Lonesomest Doll," "The Swiss Family Robinson," and "The Story of Rome," 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 volumes in this lot is ex-library.
 
Lot 2305

$130

Title: The Papers of Sir William Johnson
Author: Sir William Johnson - Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet was an Anglo-Irish official of the British Empire. As a young man, Johnson moved to the Province of New York to manage an estate purchased by his uncle, Admiral Peter Warren, which was located amidst the Mohawk, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. Johnson learned the Mohawk language and Iroquois customs, and was appointed the British agent to the Iroquois. Because of his success, he was appointed in 1756 as British Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the northern colonies. Throughout his career as a British official among the Iroquois, Johnson combined personal business with official diplomacy, acquiring tens of thousands of acres of Native land and becoming very wealthy.

Johnson commanded Iroquois and colonial militia forces during the French and Indian War, the North American theater of the Seven Years War (1754-1763) in Europe. His role in the British victory at the Battle of Lake George in 1755 earned him a baronetcy; his capture of Fort Niagara from the French in 1759 brought him additional renown. Serving as the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1756 until his death more than 20 years later, Johnson worked to keep American Indians attached to the British interest.
Publisher: The University of the State of New York
City: Albany
Year: 1921-1939
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: No
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: This scarce set contains 8 volumes of this 14-volume work that was created over the span of 44 years. This set offers volumes I-V and VII-IX.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines. Tightly-bound volumes show light shelfwear. Stamped/written name of historical society on front endpaper has been blacked out or society bookplate has been removed. No other institutional markings are present. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with many (fold-out) plates.
 
Lot 2306

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of James Thurber's "Further Fables for Our Time" (Simon & Schuster, 1956) in original color-printed dust jacket and illustrated with the author's line drawings, and a first edition of Thomas Hardy's "The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall at Titagel in Lyonnesse" (Macmillan, 1923) in two dust jackets (facsimiles of Hardy's ms title page), with text also illustrated by the author. 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 2307

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Mill on the Floss, Jonathan and His Continent, and Dumas' Novels, 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/or loss at spine edges, cracking at hinges, and some loose or detached pages.
 
Lot 2308

$30

Title: Calked Shoes: Life in Adirondack Lumber Camps
Author: Barbara Kephant Bird
Publisher: Prospect Books
City: Prospect, New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/141 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows very light shelfwear. This former historical society volume has traces of bookplate on front pastedown, small stamp on blank page opposite title page crossed with marker and the number 59 written in ink in lower half of title page. No other markings or attachments are visible. Illustrated with photographic plates by Royal G. Bird. Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 2309

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Connecticut history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a directory of Waterbury, Naugatuck, and Watertown from 1932, as well as publications about New Haven, Woodbury, and the Connecticut Trail. 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 2310

$650

Book Details: This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include art, works of Hirschfeld, and some children's books, among others. Also included is a volume of "Anna Karenina," which was printed for the Limited Editions Club. It is number 397 of 1500, and has been signed by the illustrator and designer, Nikolai Piskariov. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some dust jackets may show chipping and/or loss to edges.
 
Lot 2311

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible Asian books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes "Weisheiten Der Alten Chinesen," which is a German text in a paper slipcase. 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 2312

$30

Details: This lot includes the pair of vintage original Indian Brave and Maiden dolls shown in the corresponding image(s). These dolls are dressed in wool blanket wraps, with beaded necklaces, leather headbands, and hand-painted leather moccasins. They are Skookum brand, and have original paper labels attached to their feet. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These dolls are in excellent condition with light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2313

$400

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Chagall art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Daphnis & Chloe, ceramics, and sculptures. This group includes several volumes with dust jackets, as well as "The Ballet," which is in a slipcover. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some dust jackets show chipping and/or loss.
 
Lot 2314

$25

Title: Leonidas: A Poem
Author: R. Glover
Publisher: H. Saunders
City: Dublin
Year: 1763
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 299 pages plus 1 page of publisher's advertisements
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: Sixth Edition, Revised, corrected, and amended from the last Edition printed in London"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt ornamentation to spine panels. Book shows external wear, with narrow cracking along front edge of spine and lightly bumped corners. Book is soundly bound, with marbled endpapers and red edges. Previous owners' names appear on blank preliminary page and at top margin of title page. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 2315

$90

Title: Journal des Demoiselles. Quatorzieme Annee
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Journal des Demoiselles
City: Paris
Year: 1846
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 384 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Antique compilation of French magazine issues for the year 1846.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering and ornamental designs appear on cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and edgewear. Binding is firm. Pages display occasional foxing. Contains engraved plates numerous fold-out tissue plates containing patterns.
 
Lot 2316

$25

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 2317

$20

Title: Naval Prints from the Beverley R. Robinson Collection, Volume I, 1514-1791
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Sigrid Trumpy
Publisher: Beverley R. Robinson Collection, United States Naval Academy Museum
City: Annapolis
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 419 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Book, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 2318

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes relate to Asia and the Orient, with titles such as "Village Life in China," "Kardoo, the Hindoo Girl," and "By Waysides in India," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes show age/wear such as rubbing to boards, foxing to pages, and some cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 2319

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles included in this lot are: Let's Write a Story, Clean Peter and the Children of Grubylea, Healthyland, Children of the Arctic, and Finger Plays. 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 rubbing to boards, edge wear, loss to dust jacket, and loosening bindings, among other indications.
 
Lot 2320

$175

Title: The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora, 1779
Author: John McKay, Ron Coleman
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1992
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title is the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photographs.

Please note that this lot contains24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. Half of these books still in shrink wrap
 
Lot 2321

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes some volumes which are decorative, and include topics such as Irish American history, the Great Lakes, and the Northeast, 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 indications such as chipping and some loss along spine covers. These volumes originated from a historical society's collection. Some may contain blacked out stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2322

$175

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of United States 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: Some volumes in this lot show more advanced wear, such as chipping and/or loss to the spines. Some volumes in this group are ex-library, and may contain stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2323

$30

Title: L'escrime pratique au XIXe siecle
Author: Ambroise Baudry
Publisher: Published by the author
City: Paris
Year: circa 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 150 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details: With prefaces by D. Cloutier and Max Doumic. The text is split into two sections, the first on "l'escrime actuelle", the second dealing with "l'étude de l'escrime pratique".
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is in library binding, with stamped white lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Endpapers are new. Name of library perforated at lower margin of title page and other pages. Pages 83 to 94 are detached. Occasional light smudging/darkening can be seen at edges. Contains a number of plates depicting fencing positions.
 
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