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Lot 2109

$45

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 2110

$45

Title: History of the Late East Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church
Author: F. G. Hibbard
Publisher: Phillips & Hunt
City: New York
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 371 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth,. bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Red-edged pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 2111

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of the Texas and Louisiana shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Llano region of Texas, Edwards Limestone, and the Red River Waterway, among others. Also included is a volume of "Part VI: Geology and Agriculture, A Report on the Geology of Louisiana," which is signed by the geologist-in-charge, Gilbert D. Harris. 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 2112

$35

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 Fair God, Beyond The End, Echoes From Mist-Land, and Handy Andy, 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 loosening signatures.
 
Lot 2113

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "The William W. Clary Oxford Collection" edited by Grace M. Briggs (Oxford U.P., 1956) and Henry Steven's "Bibliotheca Historica" (H. O. Hougton and Company, 1870). 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 2114

$80

Title: The Writings of John Burroughs
Author: John Burroughs - John Burroughs was an American naturalist and essayist important in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. According to biographers at the American Memory project at the Library of Congress, John Burroughs was the most important practitioner after Thoreau of that especially American literary genre, the nature essay. By the turn of the 20th century he had become a virtual cultural institution in his own right: the Grand Old Man of Nature at a time when the American romance with the idea of nature, and the American conservation movement, had come fully into their own. His extraordinary popularity and popular visibility were sustained by a prolific stream of essay collections, beginning with Wake-Robin in 1871.

The Burroughs Medal, the highest award in the United States for writing in natural history, is named after him.

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1904-1912
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 17 Complete: No
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Books show significant external wear, with darkening to spines and occasional moisture markings. Volumes are firmly bound. Endpapers and pages with gilt top edges display foxing and/or water markings, with (extensive) rippling visible in a number of volumes. Handsomely illustrated, with tissue-guarded color and photographic plates.
 
Lot 2115

$90

Title: The Thousand Islands of the River St. Lawrence, with Descriptions of Their Scenery, as Given by Travellers from Different Countries, at Various Periods since Their First Exploration, and Historical Notices of Events with Which They Are Associated
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Franklin B. Hough
Publisher: Davis, Bardeen & Co., Publishers
City: Syracuse
Year: 1880
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 307 pages
Width: 5" Height: 6.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and ornamentation to spine. Front cover shows stamped black lettering and gilt pictorial designs. Former historical society book shows mild external wear, with call number in white to lower half of spine and light markings to front cover. Binding is firm. Traces of removal of bookplate from front pastedown, Stamped name at bottom of title page has been blacked out with marker. A number sign and the number 404 written in ink are visible in the middle of the page. Light markings appear on edges of text block. Book otherwise shows no markings or attachments. Contains frontispiece map and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 2116

$40

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 the Rock Cree, and Owens River Gorges, the San Emigdio formation, and the San Andreas Fault, 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.
 
Lot 2117

$15

Title: Genealogies of the Male Descendants of Daniel Dod, of Branford, Conn., a Native of England, 1646 to 1863
Author: Bethuel L. Dodd, John R. Burnet
Publisher: Daily Advertiser Office
City: Newark, New Jersey
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 221 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Front board is detached. Spine cover shows loss at ends. Covers show rubbing and edge wear. Fold-out frontispiece plate showing genealogical tree is intact, with some light foxing and creasing. Title page shows smudging. Pages of text show foxing and occasional water markings. Illustrated with plates.
 
Lot 2118

$225

Title: The Naval Cutter Alert 1777
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1991
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: This is a title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 2119

$100

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translator: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages. Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.
 
Lot 2120

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique yearbooks shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes mostly yearbooks from New York state, including some from the Irving School in Tarrytown, the Gilman Country School, and the Plattsburger, 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/or loss at spine edges and some cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 2121

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique engineering and architecture books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include English cathedrals, gas power, dynamo electric machines, and hydraulics, 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 edges of spine cover, cracking along hinges, and some marginalia.
 
Lot 2122

$225

Details: This lot includes the antique stacking barrister bookcase shown in the corresponding images. This handsome piece of furniture is made of oak, and is comprised of three glass-paneled sections with hinged doors. This piece was manufactured by Macey, and each shelf has an original sticker of manufacture present. This piece has removable feet on the base, and measures approximately 48" tall, 34" wide, and 11" deep. This item is available for pick up only at our gallery in Ithaca, New York. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This item generally shows well, with some age/wear such as some light scratching and/or scuffing to the wood finish. The knobs are lacking from the doors, and one foot shows some repair.
 
Lot 2123

$60

Title: Memoir of the Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy; Who Was Murdered in Defence of the Liberty of the Press, at Alton, Illinois, Nov. 7, 1837
Author: Joseph C. Lovejoy, Owen Lovejoy
Publisher: John S. Taylor
City: New York
Year: 1838
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 382 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: A defense of the work and an account of the killing of Elijah Parish Lovejoy (November 9, 1802 November 7, 1837) by his brothers. Lovejoy was an American Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor and abolitionist, who was brutally murdered by pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois during their attack on his warehouse to destroy his press and abolitionist materials.

Lovejoy's father was a Congregational minister and his mother a devout Christian. He attended Waterville College (now Colby College) in his home state of Maine. He traveled west and in 1827 settled in St. Louis, Missouri. He worked as an editor of an anti-Jacksonian newspaper, the St. Louis Observer and ran a school. Five years later, he studied at the Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey and became an ordained Presbyterian preacher. Returning to St. Louis, he set up a church and resumed work as editor of the Observer. His editorials criticized slavery and other church denominations.

In May 1836, after anti-abolitionist opponents in St. Louis destroyed his printing press for the third time, Lovejoy left the city and moved across the river to Alton in the free state of Illinois. In 1837 he started the Alton Observer, also an abolitionist paper. On November 7, 1837, a pro-slavery mob attacked the warehouse where Lovejoy had his fourth printing press. Lovejoy and his supporters exchanged gunfire with the mob, which fatally shot him. He died on the spot and was soon hailed as a martyr by abolitionists across the country. After his death, his brother Owen entered politics and became the leader of the Illinois abolitionists.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth . Book shows external wear, with tearing along edges and light soiling to covers. Book is firmly bound. Interior displays foxing and water markings. Pencil markings/doodling can be seen on front pastedown and rear endpaper.
 
Lot 2124

$25

Title: Deerbrook: A Novel
Author: Harriet Martineau - Harriet Martineau (12 June 1802 27 June 1876) was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first female sociologist.

Martineau wrote 35 books and a multitude of essays from a sociological, holistic, religious, domestic, and, perhaps most controversial, a feminine perspective; she also translated various works from Auguste Comte. She earned enough to be supported entirely by her writing, a challenging feat for a woman in the Victorian era. Martineau has said of her approach: "when one studies a society, one must focus on all its aspects, including key political, religious, and social institutions". She believed a thorough societal analysis was necessary to understand woman's status.

The novelist Margaret Oliphant said "as a born lecturer and politician she (Martineau) was less distinctively affected by her sex than perhaps any other, male or female, of her generation." While she was commonly described as having a masculine intellect, Martineau introduced feminist sociological perspectives in her writing on otherwise overlooked issues such as marriage, children, domestic and religious life, and race relations.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1839
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This novel portrays a failed love affair between a physician and his sister-in-law. It was considered the author's most successful novel.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in cloth-backed paper boards, with remnants of paper label to spine of first volume. Books show external wear, with staining to boards and minor loss of material at edges. Binding of first volume nearly detached at front. Previous owner's signature appears at top of front flyleaves. Foxing is visible throughout. Pages 207-214 of second volume are detached.
 
Lot 2125

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of the Southwestern United States shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the San Andres mountains, the Middlegate Basin of Nevada, and Wenlockian and Ludlovian age bracihopods, 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.
 
Lot 2126

$60

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature 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.
 
Lot 2127

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles in this group include: Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Wood Fire in No. 3, and Old Times in Middle Georgia, 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 cracking along front hinge.
 
Lot 2128

$20

Title: Portrait of a Boy
Artist: Heinrich Stegemann
Medium: Painting - watercolor
Features: Signed In Plate
Print Year: 1937
Width: 8.0" Height: 10.5"
Art Notes: Portrait shows boy with blue eyes and blonde hair looking straight at viewer.
Condition: Unevenly cut watercolor is pasted to stiff paper backing measuring approximately 14" x 19.5". Painting and backing show light foxing. Upper right corner of backing is lightly bumped.
 
Lot 2129

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Neighborly Poems, Mother Goose for Grown Folks, and Keats' Poetical Works, 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 cracking at hinges. Some volumes have marginalia on the endpapers.
 
Lot 2130

$15

Title: History for Ready Reference from the Best Historians, Biographers, and Specialists: Their Own Words in a Complete System of History for All Uses, Extending to All Countries and Subjects, and Representing for Both Readers and Students the Better and Newer Literature of History in the English Language
Author: J. N. Larned
Publisher: The C. A. Nichols Co., Publishers
City: Springfield, Massachusetts
Year: 1894-1910
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 7 Complete: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in brown cloth with printed paper labels to spines. Books show mild wear, with rubbing to beveled covers and light sunning to spines. Front hinges of volumes four and five are cracked. Name of historical society at top edge of front pastedowns has been blacked out, leaving number in ink next to marking. Antique bookplates on front pastedowns also have name blotted out. No other institutional markings are present. Interiors are clean. Entries are in double columns. Illustrated with numerous color maps.
 
Lot 2131

$140

Title: Ups and Downs of an Army Officer
Author: George A. Armes
Publisher: uncredited
City: Washington, D. C.
Year: 1900
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix/784 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Author's inscription appears on blank preliminary page: "Compliments / of the / author / Geo. A. Armes / U.S.A."

Antique volume is bound in dark brown cloth with lettering and pictorial designs in white. Book shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Binding is cracked after front flyleaf. Stamps of the American Legion appear under signature. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains numerous in-text illustrations and facsimiles.
 
Lot 2132

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of the Midwest United States shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas, among others. This group includes an author-signed volume of "The Conservation of Fragile Specimens from the Spiro Mound, Le Flore County, Oklahoma" by Joan S. Gardner. 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 2133

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique United States Department of Agriculture yearbooks shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes yearbooks from the years 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, and 1913. Most volumes contain handsome color chromolithograph fruit and botanical plates, with one also containing plates featuring birds of prey. 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/or chipping at spine, loosening boards, and tearing and loss to endpapers. These volumes are ex-library, and may contain stamps, bookplates, or other markings. Some volumes show restorative work, with one having the back board replaced.
 
Lot 2134

$25

Title: Die Lander und Statten der heiligen Schrift
Author: Friedrich Adolph Strauss, Otto Strauss
Publisher: F. A. Brockhaus
City: Leipzig
Year: 1877
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 542 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: Engraved or lithographed plates offer images and views of cities in the Holy Land such as Jerusalem, Jericho, Damascus, Beirut, as well as sites in/monuments of Egypt.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in brown cloth with elaborate gilt lettering and ornamental designs have detached boards and spine covers. Text block is shaken. Gilt-edged pages show light foxing throughout. Illustrated with plates (a number of which are in color) and maps.
 
Lot 2135

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of nautical magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). The publications included in this lot are "Ships and Sailing," "Ships and the Sea," and "The Skipper." These volumes are illustrated throughout, with some having black and white photos or color illustrations on the covers. There are 55 magazines in this lot, which date from the 1950s and 1960s. 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.
 
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