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Lot 2055

$70

Title: The House of Mirth
Author: Edith Wharton - Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 532 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "The House of Mirth" (1905), is a novel by Edith Wharton. First published in 1905, the novel is Wharton's first important work of fiction, sold 140,000 copies between October and the end of December, and added to Wharton's existing fortune.

Although "The House of Mirth" is written in the style of a novel of manners, set against the backdrop of the 1890s New York ruling class, it is a text considered to be part of American literary Naturalism. Wharton places her tragic heroine, Lily Bart, in a society that she describes as a "hot-house of traditions and conventions."

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this Wharton novel.  MDCCCCV appears on title page, 1905 on copyright page, with Scribner's colophon, and no additional printings are listed.  It is bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows moisture markings and minor loss of material to bottom half of spine cover. Covers display light soiling. Rear hinge is cracked. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates by A. B. Wenzell.
 
Lot 2056

$25

Title: The Frontiersmen of New York, Showing Customs of the Indians, Vicissitudes of the Pioneer White Settlers. And Border Strife in Two Wars. With a Great Variety of Romantic and Thrilling Stories Never Before Published
Author: Jeptha R. Simms
Publisher: Geo. C. Riggs, Publisher
City: Albany
Year: 1882
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to spine labels. Both boards of first volume are detached, as is front board of second. First volume lacks spine cover in its entirety, second volume has upper third remaining. Boards show taping, rubbing and staining. Preliminary pages of first volume are detached, with text block beginning at dedication page. Name of historical society at bottom portion of that page has been blacked out, leaving number in ink next to marking. This pattern is repeated on title page of second volume, with number also appearing on its dedication page. No other institutional markings are visible. Lightly age-toned pages are clean. Contains tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, in-text illustrations and maps.
 
Lot 2057

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Little Golden Books in Hebrew shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes the Disney stories Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio, as well as Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. 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 light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2058

$15

Title: The Lover's Companion. Dedicated to All Who Love To Love. A Compilation of the World's Literary Love Gems
Author: Charles Noel Douglas
Publisher: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1906
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 153 pages
Width: 5" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: Printed by the J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company. Charles Noel Douglas was popularly known as "Uncle Charlie" (so noted on title page) and was author of children's stories, songs and novelty works such as this. Among the authors contributing to this compilation are Longfellow, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Byron, Wordsworth, Wittier, Milton, Webster, Shaw, Shelley and Homer.

Condition / Notes: A rare compilation of love poetry, as well as sayings and quotations relating to love. Antique volume is bound in purple cloth with bright white lettering and ornamental designs to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Illustrated with frontispiece.
 
Lot 2059

$20

Title: History of Monmouth and Wales
Author: Harry H. Cochrane
Publisher: Bunkhouse Books and the Monmouth Historical Society
City: Monmouth, Maine
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Facsimile of the 1894 edition published by Banner Co., East Winthrop.
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in brownish orange cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines. Books show light smudging to edges, otherwise volumes are in excellent condition. Contains indexes and fold-out maps.
 
Lot 2060

$20

Title: German Universities: A Narrative of Personal Experience, together with Recent Statistical Information, Practical Suggestions, and a Comparison of the German English and American Systems of Higher Education
Author: James Morgan Hart
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 398 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and lightly bumped corners. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's name is penciled in on front pastedown. Pages display foxing and light pencil markings. Faint water marking appears along top edge.
 
Lot 2061

$275

Title: The Frigate Diana
Author: David White
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1987
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series "Anatomy of the Ship." The DIANA was one of the few Royal Navy frigates for which nearly all records and drawings have survived, from its launching in 1794 to its decommissioning and sale to the Dutch in 1815. This volume offers close photographic studies of the several models that have survived, plus several score reconstructed detailed architectural drawings of her hull, deck plans, sail plan, stowage, armament, and outfitting.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All of these books are still in plastic wrapping.
 
Lot 2062

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains all first and early printings, with titles such as "The Vertical City," "The Air Pirate," "The Shawl with the Silver Bells," and "The Secret of the Lodge." A volume of "Swamp Boy" is inscribed by one of the authors, Maribelle Cormack. 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 contain some marginalia, mostly on the endpapers.
 
Lot 2063

$30

Title: The Dispensatory of the United States of America
Author: Franklin Bache, George B. Wood
Publisher: Grigg & Elliot
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1836
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1171 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This is the third edition, "enlarged and carefully revised."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands. Book shows external wear, with chipping to spine cover and minor loss of material at outside corners. Front hinge is cracked. Stamped name of historical society to which this volume belonged has been blacked out. Number sign and number 420 can be seen next to marking. Heavy foxing at ends of text block and to margins of pages. Moisture markings at front of volume and to bottom outside corner of first pages.
 
Lot 2064

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: The Giant's Robe, Outre mer, The Holly Rover, and Sealed Orders, among others. The volume of "Outre Mer" is a Traveler's Sample volume, which has a price list adhered to the front endpaper. 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 2065

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of the Pacific Northwest shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Columbia basin, Oregon, Idaho, and California, 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 creasing and/or chipping at the spines and some edge wear. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings. Some volumes have been rebound into fresh wrappers or folios.
 
Lot 2066

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of bibliographies shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of Herman Schauinger's "A Bibliography of Trovillion Private Press Operated by Violet & Hal W. Trovillion at the Sign of the Silver Horse" (Trovillion Private Press, 1943) signed by Hal and Violet Travillion and "A Bibliography of the Writings of Walter H. Pater" (Garland Publishing, 1975) by Samuel Wright. 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 2067

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: A Full Surrender, Being A Boy, and Black Cato, 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; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes have gift inscriptions on the endpapers.
 
Lot 2068

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include genealogy and public figures, among others. Two author-signed volumes are included in this lot, namely volumes one and two of D. L. Jacobus' "Index to Genealogical Periodicals." 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 loss along spine.
 
Lot 2069

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Elsie Venner, A Norseman's Pilgrimage, and Tiger Prince, 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 loosening or lacking pages.
 
Lot 2070

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique New York state and New York City history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes some volumes which are decorative. Some topics include agriculture and genealogical records, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes originated from a historical society's collection. Some may contain blacked out stamps or other markings such as the remains of bookplates. One volume in this group has become disbound - the text block is in several segments, having split at the spine.
 
Lot 2071

$120

Title: Daily Weather Maps with Washington, Boston, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, Portland, Oreg., and San Francisco Forecasts. January 1, 1902, to June 30, 1902
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Weather Bureau, U. S. Department of Agriculture
City: Washington, D. C.
Year: 1902
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 20" Height: 24"
Condition / Notes: Antique elephant folio bound in quarter red leather with bright gilt lettering to spine and printed red label to pebbled black cloth cover. Book shows wear at ends of spine and scuffing and minor loss of material to corners. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 2072

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique masonic books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: The Poetry of Freemasonry, A General History of Freemasonry in Europe, and The Masonic Harp. 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 indications such as cracking at hinges, a partially detached text block, and some internal stamps and/or marginalia.
 
Lot 2073

$25

Title: Intermarrriage; or the Mode in Which, and the Causes Why Beauty, Health and Intellect, Result from Certain Unions, and Deformity, Disease and Insanity from Others: Demonstrated by Delineations of the Structure and Forms, and Descriptions of the Functions and Capacities, Which Each Parent, in Every Pair, Bestows on Children, in Conformity with Certain Natural Laws, and by an Account of Corresponding Effects in the Breeding of Animals
Author: Alexander Walker
Publisher: Lindsay & Blakiston
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1839
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 384 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. Book shows mild external wear. Rear hinge is cracked. Title page is detached. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with a frontispiece and plates with drawings offering front views and profiles of human heads
 
Lot 2074

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes all first and early printings, with titles such as "The Blood of Kings," "Cat O'Mountain," "Another Mexico," and "A Study In Shadows," 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 to boards, and some foxing and edge wear. Some volumes may contain marginalia or bookplates.
 
Lot 2075

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Several author-signed volumes are included, such as Clayton Knight's "Hitch Your Wagon," Katharine Anthony's "Queen Elizabeth," Emmet John Hughes' "The ordeal of Power: A Political memoir of the Eisenhower Years,' and Nicholas Halasz's "Nobel: A Biography of Alfred Nobel." 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 2076

$30

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of world 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. Some volumes in this lot are ex-library.
 
Lot 2077

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Little Lord Fauntler, Tales of a Grandfather, and A Friend of the Seminole, 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 edgewear to boards and spine and some cracking along the hinges. "The True Story of George Washington" is lacking the front free endpaper..
 
Lot 2078

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this lot are: Amos Judd, Wilkie Collins, Bride of Lammermoor, and The Guardian Angel, 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.
 
Lot 2079

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this group are: The Gold Hunters in Europe, Judith Shakespeare, and Jane Eyre, 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 has a detached title page.
 
Lot 2080

$20

Title: Des ehrwurdigen P. M. von Cochem Leben und Leiden unseres lieben Herrn und Heilandes Jesu Christi und seiner gottlichen jungfraulichen Mutter Maria
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Michael Sintzel
Publisher: Papier, Druck und Verlag von Friedrich Pustet
City: Regensburg, Germany
Year: 1869
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1582 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: Revised edition.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Bright gilt lettering and pictorial designs appear on spine. Books shows light external wear. Boards have metal-tipped outside corners. Binding is tight. Pages show occasional light foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece plate, large fold-out map and numerous in-text illustrations. German-language text appears in double columns.
 
Lot 2081

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of two antique family bibles shown in the corresponding image(s). One of the bibles contains a handwritten family genealogy. The other contains a handsomely illustrated color plate, which is a family temperance pledge. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes show advanced age/wear such as detached boards, lacking spine covers, some loose and/or detached pages, and some moisture indications.
 
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