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Lot 2028

$10

Title: Genealogy of the Graves Family in America. Volume I: Sketch of the Family in England. Genealogy of the Family of Thomas Graves, of Hatfield, Mass.
Author: John Card Graves
Publisher: Baker, Jones & Co.
City: Buffalo
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxv/521 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth over beveled boards, with gilt lettering to spine. Front and spine covers show heavy staining. Binding is tight. Faint water markings are visible along edges of rear endpaper. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author and plates. Newspaper clipping with group photo relating to the author is laid in at rear of volume.
 
Lot 2029

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of New England history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include New Haven, currency of the Massachusetts Bay, and houses, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes in this group may show moisture indications, or are ex-library.
 
Lot 2030

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique biographies shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Lord Byron, Mrs. Margaret Prior, and Mrs. Mary Fletcher, 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 loosening bindings, cracking at hinges, moisture indications, and chipping and loss along spine, among other indications.
 
Lot 2031

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique history and reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include gardening, grammar, the Pullman car, and Napoleon, among others. "The Publications of the Champlain Society: Lord Selkirk's Diary 1803-1804" is limited edition number 366 of 600.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 lacking spine covers, cracking at hinges, loose and/or detached boards, and some moisture indications. These volumes originated from a historical society's collection. Some may contain blacked out stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2032

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the 1943 Annual Report of the Boy Scouts of America shown in the corresponding image(s). This World War II-era material pertains to activities in Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton counties of New York State and contains the reports of various officers, committees and commissioners. It contains 11 typed pages and measures approximately 8.5 x 11". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This stapled booklet with bright color illustration of boy scout on front cover is in excellent condition. Front cover and pages are not torn, perforated or creased. Light pencil markings can be seen to box containing membership figures at the top of one page and in one margin of final page that also shows faint markings.
 
Lot 2033

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books by Horatio Alger, Jr. shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: In A New World, Chester Rand, Andy Grant's Pluck, and Slow and Sure, 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 rubbing to boards, cracking at hinges, moisture indications, and some marginalia.
 
Lot 2034

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the antique Asian-language book shown in the corresponding image(s). This work is string bound, with blue wrappers and text on laid rice paper. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Covers of this book are detached. Text block is intact, with clean pages that show no markings or tears.
 
Lot 2035

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the White Mountains, revolutionary incidents, and the War of 1812, 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 loss along spine cover, moisture indications, and some torn pages.
 
Lot 2036

$40

Title: Sparks from the Camp Fire: Thrilling Adventures of Heroism, Adventure, Daring and Suffering, Re-Told by the Boys Who Were There. Hair-Breadth Escapes and Thrilling Adventures of Soldiers, Scouts, Spies, and Refugees; Daring Exploits of Guerrillas, Desperadoes, and Smugglers. Brilliant Deeds of the U. S. Secret Service Officers, Etc. Etc. with Incidents of Mirth and Merriment in Camp and Field. A Truthful Account of the Prison Press of Dixie and the Fortitude and Suffering of Our Brave Soldier Boys.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Charles S. Greene
Publisher: Pennsylvania Publishing Co.
City: Harrisburg
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 528 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial designs in black to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with spotting to top margin of front cover. Front hinge is cracked. Volume has decorative endpapers and marbled edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with a double frontispiece and plates. Fold-out after page 223 is well preserved.
 
Lot 2037

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage "Motor Boat" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 37 magazines in this lot, which are primarily dated from the early 1950's. Each volume has a black and white photograph on the cover and is profusely illustrated throughout. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These magazines generally show well with some age/wear indications such as creasing and some chipping along spines.
 
Lot 2038

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared Vessels since Pre-Classical Times by uncredited author - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.
- The Line of Battle: The Sailing Warship, 1650-1840 - Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.
- The Heyday of Sail: The Merchant Ship, 1650-1830 - Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.
- Cogs, Caravels and Galleons: The Sailing Ship, 1000-1650 - Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.
Books and dust jackets are as new. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 2039

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Ben Gilbert's Victory, The Patty Pats, Stephen Mitchell's Journey, and Being A Boy, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: The volumes in this lot show some age/wear such as rubbing to boards, edge wear, and some marginalia on endpapers.
 
Lot 2040

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Civil War, democracy in the United States, and the Declaration of Independence, 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 and some chipping to spine edges as well as some sunning. These volumes originated from a historical society's collection, and may contain blacked out stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2041

$375

Details: This lot includes the original art work by book artist and calligrapher Eva Aschoff shown in the corresponding image(s). Eva Aschoff (1900-1969) created this memorial piece in reaction to the assassination of Martin Luther King. It displays segments of a poem merging with an abstract design. It measures approximately 25" x 14". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Mixed media work appears on rag paper. Colors are bright. Sheet is well preserved, with no tears, punctures or creasing.
 
Lot 2042

$35

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 W. J. Hardy's "Book-Plates" (Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1893), the 1911 auction catalogues for the sale of "The Library of Robert Hoe" (two volumes in original wrappers rebound as one) and the two-volume limited edition of "Catalogue of the Richard C. Jenkinson Collection (Newark Public Library, 1925). 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 2043

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of special printings of classic literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes some publications which were printed especially for the Limited Editions Club. "The Nibelungenlied" is limited edition number 1190 of 1500, and is signed by the illustrator, Edy Legrand. Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain" is limited edition 788 of 1500, and is signed by the illustrator, Felix Hoffman. 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 volumes in this lot are ex-library, and may contain stamps or other indications.
 
Lot 2044

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Middle East, Asia, the Orient, and Russia, 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 board edges, a loosening binding, and some marginalia.
 
Lot 2045

$45

Title: The Middle Kingdom: A Survey of the Geography, Government, Literature, Social Life, Arts and History of the Chinese Empire and Its Inhabitants
Author: S. Wells Williams
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: "Revised edition, with illustrations and a new map of the empire"
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines and small gilt seal on front covers. Books show mild external wear, with faint markings to covers of first volume. Front hinge of first volume and rear hinge of second are cracked. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedowns, with offsetting to opposite pages. Interiors are clean and without markings. First volume is illustrated with intact bright color fold-out frontispiece plate, second volume has intact fold-out frontispiece in black and white. Both volumes also contain plates and numerous in-text illustrations. Well-preserved folding map is inserted in pouch at rear of second volume.
 
Lot 2046

$175

Title: Walker's Universal Atlas for the Use of Schools
Author: Juan Pedro Walker
Publisher: F. C. and J. Rivington and and 24 others
City: London
Year: 1813
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 26 fold-out maps plus advertisements
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique originally bound in quarter leather and marbled boards has detached boards with extensive chipping and loss of material. Binding is separated at several points, with title page and first map now detached. The former shows foxing along edges and faded blue library stamp to upper portion. Maps have a double-page format, with several needing to be folded out. Margins of maps show occasional foxing and/or minor water markings. Brightly-colored maps are intact.
 
Lot 2047

$15

Title: Selected Writings of Otto Jespersen
Author: Otto Jespersen - Jens Otto Harry Jespersen or Otto Jespersen was a Danish linguist who specialized in the grammar of the English language.

Jespersen was a professor of English at the University of Copenhagen from 1893 to 1925, and served as Rector of the university in 1920-21. His early work focused primarily on language teaching reform and on phonetics, but he is best known for his later work on syntax and on language development. He was a vocal supporter and active developer of international auxiliary languages. He was involved in the 1907 delegation that created the auxiliary language Ido, and in 1928, he developed the Novial language, which he considered an improvement over Ido. Jespersen collaborated with Alice Vanderbilt Morris to develop the research program of the International Auxiliary Language Association (IALA), which in 1951 presented Interlingua to the general public. Edward Sapir and William Edward Collinson also collaborated with Morris.

He advanced the theories of Rank and Nexus in Danish in two papers: "Sprogets logik" (1913) and "De to hovedarter af grammatiske forbindelser" (1921). Jespersen in this theory of ranks removes the parts of speech from the syntax, and differentiates between primaries, secondaries, and tertiaries; e.g. in "well honed phrase," "phrase" is a primary, this being defined by a secondary, "honed", which again is defined by a tertiary "well". The term Nexus is applied to sentences, structures similar to sentences and sentences in formation, in which two concepts are expressed in one unit; e.g., it rained, he ran indoors. This term is qualified by a further concept called a junction which represents one idea, expressed by means of two or more elements, whereas a nexus combines two ideas. Junction and nexus proved valuable in bringing the concept of context to the forefront of the attention of the world of linguistics.

He was most widely recognized for some of his books. "Language: Its Nature, Development and Origin" (1922) is considered by many to be his masterpiece. "Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles" (1909–1949), concentrated on morphology and syntax, and "Growth and Structure of the English Language" (1905) is a comprehensive view of English by someone with another native language, and still in print, over 60 years after his death and more than 100 years after publication. Late in his life he published "Analytic Syntax" (1937), in which he presents his views on syntactic structure using an idiosyncratic shorthand notation. In "The Philosophy of Grammar" (1924) he challenged the accepted views of common concepts in Grammar and proposed corrections to the basic definitions of grammatical case, pronoun, object, voice etc., and developed further his notions of Rank and Nexus. In the 21st century this book is still used as one of the basic texts in modern "Structural linguistics. Mankind, Nation and Individual: from a linguistic point of view" (1925) is one of the pioneering works on Sociolinguistics.

Jespersen was a proponent of phonosemanticism and wrote: “Is there really much more logic in the opposite extreme which denies any kind of sound symbolism (apart from the small class of evident echoisms and ‘onomatopoeia’) and sees in our words only a collection of accidental and irrational associations of sound and meaning? ...There is no denying that there are words which we feel instinctively to be adequate to express the ideas they stand for.”

Jespersen received honorary degrees from Columbia University in New York (1910), St. Andrews University in Scotland (1925), and the Sorbonne in Paris (1927). He was one of the first six international scholars to be elected as honorary members of the Linguistic Society of America.

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.
City: London
Year: circa 1960
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 849 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Published in association with Senjo Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Previous owner's name appears in pen on front pastedown, book is otherwise in excellent condition, with clean, bright and unmarked pages. Book is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait.  Intact dust jacket displays light soiling.
 
Lot 2048

$20

Title: Vital, Social and Economic Statistics of the City of Glasgow, 1885-1891. With Observations Thereon
Author: James Nicol
Publisher: James Maclehose & Sons, Publishers to the University
City: Glasgow
Year: 1891
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/447 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Contains census information and statistics on a wide variety of aspects of life in late nineteenth-century Glasgow.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and coat of arms to front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Title page and first page of preface display pencil annotations. Pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 2049

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes works by Alice Cary, Oliver Goldsmith, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 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. Some volumes have bookplates on the endpapers.
 
Lot 2050

$10

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature and children's 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 2051

$225

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are a card bearing the signature of American novelist and Whig politician John Pendleton Kennedy (October 25, 1795 – August 18, 1870), a pamphlet by Massachusetts senator Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) entitled "Security and Reconciliation for the Future: Propositions and Arguments on the Reorganization of the Rebel States" (Geo. C. Rand & Avery, 1865), and an 1852 piece of sheet music entitled "Little Eva; Uncle Tom's Guardian Angel," with poetry by John G. Whittier and music by Manuel Emilio. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2052

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera and magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes advertising related material, publications with topics such as quilts, ferns, and Stockbridge, and volumes of "The Saturday Evening Post," "Harper's New Monthly Magazine," "The Magazine of Old Glass," and "Needlecraft," among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some publications in this lot show some edge wear, chipping, and loss.
 
Lot 2053

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique biographies shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Eminent Divines," "New England Bygones," and "The Life of Alfred Cookman," 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 moisture indications. Some volumes in this group are ex-library and may contain stamps, bookplates, and other markings.
 
Lot 2054

$15

Title: Badische Landes: Geschichte von den altesten bis auf unsere Zeiten
Author: Josef Bader
Publisher: Herder'sche Kunst- und Buchhandlung
City: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Year: 1834
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxx/618 pages plus 6 pages of index and 2 pages of advertisement
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows significant external wear, with heavy rubbing to covers and cracking along edges of spine cover. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name appears on front pastedown. Heavy foxing to title page and varying degrees of foxing to text. Water markings can be seen at top edges of title page and initial pages of text. Fold-out genealogical tables are intact. Illustrated with 7 fold-out maps with color outlining. First map has tear in upper left corner (just underneath title). Final map is also torn and quite creased. Final fold-out presents chart illustrating heights of cities and landmarks in relation to sea level.
 
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