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Lot 2082

$20

Title: Bibliothek der Unterhaltung und des Wissens: Mit Original-Beitragen der hervorragendsten Schrifteller und Gelehrten, sowie zahlreichen Illustrationen
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft
City: Stuttgart
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 13 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: An anthology of poems and stories by writers such as Jo Hanns Rosler, Heinz Steguweit, Johannes Kastner, and Fred Nelius.
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and black ornamental designs to spine and black lettering and pictorial designs to front cover. Books show light shelfwear and are solidly bound. Fourth volume displays water markings along top edges of text block. Volumes are otherwise clean and without markings. Books contain in-text and full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 2083

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage issues of "The Pan-American Magazine" shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 15 magazines in this lot, which date from the early 1900's. 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 wrappers and chipping, tearing, and/or loss to pages. Some volumes have a historical society label on the front wrapper.
 
Lot 2084

$55

Title: An Atlas of Antient Geography
Author: Samuel Butler
Publisher: Carey & Lea
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1831
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 21 maps plus 32 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume lacks front board and spine cover. Rear board is detached. Text block is intact. All twenty-one maps are present. Well-preserved maps show bright coloring.
 
Lot 2085

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of first and early printings of antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include "The Tramp and His Woman," "The Lonely Road," "Swinging Tide," and Sun Brothers," 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 chipping and edge wear.
 
Lot 2086

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique travel and exploration books, including some which are decorative, shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Captain Cook's Voyages, the autobiography of Henry M. Stanley, and Admirals of the Caribbean, 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 in this lot shows significant age/wear.
 
Lot 2087

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Tristram Shandy, Pictures in Umbria, and Widow Guthrie, 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 cracking along hinges and marginalia on endpapers, such as gift inscriptions.
 
Lot 2088

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the life of Roger Williams, Walter Weyl, and Girard College, 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 marginalia on endpapers.
 
Lot 2089

$110

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of theology 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 2090

$15

Title: Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel with Supplementary Extracts from the Others
Author: uncredited author
Editor: John Earle - John Earle was a British Anglo-Saxon language scholar. He was twice Rawlinsonian Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Oxford.
Earle wrote more than a dozen scholarly books. He is perhaps best known as the author of "Two Saxon Chronicles Parallel" (1865), and "Anglo-Saxon Literature." Charles Plummer edited Earle's "Two Saxon Chronicles Parallel," producing a "Revised Text" with notes, appendices, and glossary in 1892.
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
City: Oxford
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: lxxiv/457 pages plus 36 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blindstamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Transparent tape appears along entire rear edge of spine and adjacent areas. Outside corners are lightly bumped. Binding is tight. Antique armorial bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Previous owner's name appears at top of half title page. Pages show marginalia and underlining. Illustrated with two red & black facsimile plates.
 
Lot 2091

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Discourse, Delivered at Plymouth, December 22, 1820. In Commemoration of the First Settlement of New England by Daniel Webster - Dated 1821 by Wells and Lilly - Lacks boards. Initial preliminary page soiled. Title page and initial pages of text show foxing.
- The Governor and Administration, State of Nevada: An Abstract of a Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University by Albert Gorvine - Dated Unknown by Privately Printed - Stapled wrappers.
- The Pennsylvania German Society: Proceedings and Addresses at Fifty-First Anniversary, Reading, Pa., October 23, 1942. Vol. LI by uncredited author - Dated 1945 by The Pennsylvania German Society
- Love and Revolution: My Journey through an Epoch by Max Eastman - Dated 1964 by Random House - Signed Edition - First printing inscribed and signed by author. In dust jacket.
- Check List of Texas Imprints, 1861-1876 by Llerena Friend, Ernest W. Winkler - Dated 1963 by The Texas State Historical Association - In intact dust jacket.
 
Lot 2092

$90

Title: The Indian of the Battle-Field and in the Wigwam
Author: John Frost
Publisher: Thayer & Eldridge
City: Boston
Year: 1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 400 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with faded gilt lettering to spine. Cloth is detaching from front board. and torn along front edge of spine. Both cloth and boards show soiling. Front board is nearly detached, as are two blank preliminary pages. Initial pages are no longer firmly bound. Text block is otherwise intact. Title page shows finger smudging. Pages display foxing throughout. Illustrated with colored frontispiece and in-text and full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 2093

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique travel and exploration books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Rovings by Land & Sea, Across the Atlantic, and The Eleven Eaglets of the West, 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 chipping at spine edges and some marginalia or darkening to endpapers.
 
Lot 2094

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of three original, antique early 1800's American maps shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes a map of the village of Buffalo, which is likely engraved, possibly a lithograph. Additionally included are engraved maps of the northern and southern parts of New England, compiled for President Dwight's Travels by George Gilley Esq., dated 1821.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These maps are generally well preserved with some light wear at edges. There is some creasing to the pages.
 
Lot 2095

$50

Title: My Life and Experiences among Our Hostile Indians: A Record of Personal Observations, Adventures, and Campaigns among the Indians of the Great West with Some Account of Their Life, Habits, Traits, Religion, Ceremonies, Dress, Savage Instincts, and Customs in Peace and War

Author: O. O. Howard - Oliver Otis Howard was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was a corps commander noted for suffering two humiliating defeats, at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, but he recovered from the setbacks while posted in the Western Theater, and served there successfully as a corps and army commander.

Known as the "Christian general" because he tried to base his policy decisions on his deep religious piety, he was given charge of the Freedmen's Bureau in mid 1865, with the mission of integrating the freed slaves into Southern society and politics during the second phase of the Reconstruction Era. Howard took charge of labor policy, setting up a system that required free slaves to work on former plantation land under pay scales fixed by the Bureau, on terms negotiated by the Bureau with white land owners. Howard's Bureau was primarily responsible for the legal affairs of the Freedmen. He attempted to protect the Negros from hostile conditions, but lacked adequate power, and was repeatedly frustrated by President Andrew Johnson. Howard's allies, the Radical Republicans, won control of Congress in the 1866 elections and imposed Radical Reconstruction in, with the result that Freedmen were given the vote. With the help and advice of the Bureau, they joined Republican coalitions along with Carpetbaggers and Scalawags to take political control of most of the southern states. Howard was also a leader in promoting higher education for Freedmen, most notably in the founding of Howard University in Washington and serving as its president 186773.

After 1874, Howard commanded troops in the West, conducting a famous campaign against the Nez Perce tribe. Utley (1987) concludes that his leadership against the Apaches in 1872, against the Nez Perce in 1877, the Bannocks and Paiutes in 1878, and against the Sheepeaters in 1879 all add up to an impressive record, although he was outshone by George Custer and Nelson Miles.
Publisher: A. D. Worthington & Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1907
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 570 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and facsimile of author's signature to front cover. Spine cover shows significant loss of material at head and foot. Both hinges are cracked. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author and plates. Plates depicting Native American clothing, instruments, weapons, etc. are in color.
 
Lot 2096

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of exhibit portfolios shown in the corresponding image(s). Published by New York State Council on the Arts for the New York Museums Collaborative, this collection includes the titles "Farm Life Today," with photographs by Joseph Consentino, "Open Space in the Inner City: Ecology and the Urban Environment," with photographs by Arthur Tress, "Neighbors on the Block: Life in Single Room Occupancy Hotels," with photographs by Laurence Salzman, "Growing Up Black," with photographs by Leroy Lucas, and "The Lower East Side: Immigrant Portal to America from 1875 to 1925," with photographs by various artists. Portfolios measure approximately 11.25" x 14.5" To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Portfolios and photographic plates are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 2097

$70

Title: Daily Weather Maps with Washington, Boston, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, Portland, Oreg., and San Francisco Forecasts. January 1, 1905, to June 30, 1905
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Weather Bureau, U. S. Department of Agriculture
City: Washington, D. C.
Year: 1905
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 pebbled black cloth cover. Book shows wear concentrated at ends of spine and corners. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 2098

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are Oliver Goldsmith, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Alfred Lord Tennyson, 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 some moisture indications, marginalia on endpapers, and one volume with a detached front free endpaper.
 
Lot 2099

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about geology and paleontology shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Greenland, porphyry coppers, and cranial morphology, among others. An author-signed volume of Files Ternan Mac Intyre's "The Miacidae (Mammalia, Carnivora): Part I" is also included. This group includes some foreign language titles as well as some bulletin-style publications in wrappers. 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.
 
Lot 2100

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: The Gospel Story in Art, History of the Christian Church, and The Light of the World, 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 and some moisture indications. Some volumes are ex-library, and may contain stamps, bookplates, or other markings.
 
Lot 2101

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique New York state history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes some books which are bound in leather, and includes topics such as politics and leaders, 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 foxing to pages and some moisture indications. These volumes originated from a historical society's collection. Some may contain blacked out stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2102

$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: The Red Badge of Courage, Under Two Flags, and Through John's Eyes, 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 and wear to boards, cracking at hinges, and some marginalia or stamping to endpapers.
 
Lot 2103

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique history sets shown in the corresponding image(s). Included is a complete five volume set of Thomas Babington Macaulay's "The history of England from the Accession of James II," as well as a two volume set about Paris, a part of The Library of Entertaining Knowledge. 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 spines, moisture indications to boards, and some foxing to pages. The two volume set is ex-library.
 
Lot 2104

$55

Title: Capstans and Windlasses: An Illustrated History of Their Use at Sea
Author: John H. Harland
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 130 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 2105

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of California shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include paleozoic eruptive rocks, limestone, and pleistocene soboba flora, among others. Also included is an author-inscribed volume of "Tales of Old Calaveras" by Richard Coke Wood. 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.
 
Lot 2106

$80

Title: Military Journal of the American Revolution, from the Commencement to the Disbanding of the American Army; Comprising a Detailed Account of the Principal Events and Battles of the Revolution, with Their Exact Dates, and a Biographical Sketch of the Most Prominent Generals. To Which Is Added the Life of Washington, His Farewell Address, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Hurlbut, Williams & Company, American Subscription Publishing House
City: Hartford
Year: 1862
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/618 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and elaborate ornamental design. Book shows mild external wear, with small tear to lower portion of front gutter and lightly bumped corners with minor loss to corners and edges. Hinges have been reinforced. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Marbled-edged pages display occasional light foxing. Illustrated with numerous plates, including portraits and a number of colored plates..
 
Lot 2107

$50

Title: The History of Our Country from the Discovery of America to the Present Time
Author: Edward S. Ellis - Edward Sylvester Ellis was an American author who was born in Ohio and died at Cliff Island, Maine.

Ellis was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of publications that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Huge Hunter, or the Steam Man of the Prairies" and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his "Deerhunter" novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.

During the mid-1880s, after a fiction-writing career of some thirty years, Ellis eventually began composing more serious works of biography, history, and persuasive writing. Of note was "The Life of Colonel David Crockett", which had the story of Davy Crockett giving a speech usually called "Not Yours To Give". It was a speech in opposition to awarding money to a Navy widow on the grounds that Congress had no Constitutional mandate to give charity. It was said to have been inspired by Crockett's meeting with a Horatio Bunce, a much quoted man in Libertarian circles, but one for whom historical evidence of is non-existent.

Publisher: The History Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: This remarkably well-preserved antique set is bound in three-quarter pebbled leatherette with bright gilt lettering to spine. Volumes show light shelfwear. Books are solidly bound, with decoratively patterned endpapers. Interiors are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with color frontispiece plates, double-page chromolithographs, color maps and full- and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 2108

$45

Title: Clair de lune and Other Troubadour Romances
Author: Michael West
Publisher: Brentano's
City: New York
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 137 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Contains several romances of the troubadours, rendered into English by Michael West.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Front cover shows a series of stylized gilt lettering and decorative designs to top and bottom margins depicting a jumping deer. Book displays light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Decorative endpapers are clean. Crisp pages are without markings. Illustrated with bright reproductions of illuminations taken from old manuscripts, color tipped-in color plates and vignettes.
 
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