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Lot 2136

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes an author-signed volume of Milo A. Bloss' "Moonlight Moods," as well as Clinton Scollard's "Odes and Elegies, which is a limited edition printing of 100. 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 to spine and dust jackets and some sunning to boards, among other indications.
 
Lot 2137

$55

Title: Pleasure-Cycling
Author: Henry Clyde
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 186 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: "In this little book, this writer, looking back to his own days of inexperience in cycling, has endeavored to furnish some useful information and advice to those who intend joining the army of wheelmen, or who, in their first season on the road, are beginning to appreciate the healthy pleasure which cycling brings. The book being especially intended to aid the amateur rider of the safety bicycle in the intelligent use of his wheel, the writer has kept that purpose closely in view, and has not included matters aside from it; such, for example as the history of the development of the bicycle, and training for track and road racing." (author's preface)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering and pictorial designs. This ex-library book has call-number stamped to lower portion of spine and otherwise shows only mild external wear. Traces of bookplates removal are visible on front endpaper. Name of library perforated at bottom of title page, at bottom margin of page 49 and last page of index. Stamps appear on first page of preface. No other markings are visible. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with plate and b&w vignettes.
 
Lot 2138

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about geology and paleontology shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the cretaceous and tertiary floras, United States geological surveys of the territories, and the natural history of New York, 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 edge wear. Some volumes show restorative work.
 
Lot 2139

$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: Holly House and Ridges Row, Rice papers, The Ultimate Passion, and Jo's Boys, 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 may have gift inscriptions and/or bookplates on endpapers.
 
Lot 2140

$35

Title: A New Translation of Volney's Ruins; or Meditations on the Revolution of Empires
Author: Constantin François de Chasseboeuf, comte de Volney - Constantin François de Chassebœuf, comte de Volney was a French philosopher, historian, orientalist, and politician. He was at first surnamed Boisgirais after his father's estate, but afterwards assumed the name of Volney (which he had created as a contraction of Voltaire and Ferney).

He was born at Craon, Anjou (today in Mayenne) of a noble family. Initially interested in Law and Medicine, he went on to study Classical languages, and his "Memoire sur la Chronologie d'Herodote" ("on Herodotus") rose to the attention of the Academie des Inscriptions and of the group around Claude Adrien Helvétius. Soon after, Volney befriended Pierre Jean George Cabanis, the Marquis de Condorcet, the Baron d'Holbach, and Benjamin Franklin.

He embarked on his journey to the East in late 1782 and reached Ottoman Egypt were he spent nearly seven months. Thereafter, he lived for nearly two years in Greater Syria in what is today Lebanon and Israel/Palestine in order to learn Arabic. He returned to France in 1785 where he spent the following two years compiling his notes and writing his "Voyage en Egypte et en Syrie," which was published in 1787, and "Considerations sur la guerre des Turcs et de la Russie" in 1788.

He was a member both of the Estates-General and of the National Constituent Assembly after the outbreak of the French Revolution. In 1791 appeared "Les Ruines, ou meditations sur les revolutions des empires," an essay on the philosophy of history, containing a vision which predicts the final union of all religions by the recognition of the common truth underlying them all.

Volney was one of the earliest writers to question the historicity of Jesus. Volney tried to put his politico-economic theories into practice in Corsica, where in 1792 he bought an estate and made an attempt to cultivate colonial produce. Chassebœuf de Volney was thrown into prison during the Jacobin Club triumph, but escaped the guillotine; he was some time professor of history at the newly founded Ecole Normale.

In 1795 he undertook a journey to the United States, where he was accused (1797) by John Adams' administration of being a French spy sent to prepare for the reoccupation of Louisiana by France and briefly to the West Indies. Consequently, he was forced to return to France in 1798. The results of his travels took form in his "Tableau du climat et du sol des Etats-Unis" (1803).

He was not a partisan of Napoleon Bonaparte, but, being a moderate Liberal, was impressed into service by the First French Empire, and Napoleon made him a count and put him into the senate. After the Bourbon Restoration he was made a Peer of France, upon recognition of his hostility towards the Empire. Chassebœuf became a member of the Academie française in 1795. In his later years he helped to found oriental studies in France, learning Sanskrit from the British linguist Alexander Hamilton, who he had helped to protect during the Napoleonic era
Publisher: Hood & Cuthell and 11 others
City: Dublin
Year: 1811
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 289 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: A translation of "Les Ruines, ou meditations sur les revolutions des empires," originally published in 1791. Title page bears the statement "Made under the inspection of the author."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to spine label. Book lacks rear board and shows significant external wear, with detaching front board and loss of material at head of spine. Preliminary pages show foxing and moisture markings. Previous owner's name appears on blank preliminary page. Foxing visible throughout text. Pages also display age toning. Fold-out map between pages 15 and 16 is intact. Celestial map after page 196 only partially present.
 
Lot 2141

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Salaman and Absal, The Life That Now Is, and Sun and Shield, 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 more advanced wear with cracking along front hinge.
 
Lot 2142

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique history and theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an 1851 edition of "Scripture Topography: Being Some Account of Places Mentioned in Holy Scripture. Given Principally in Extracts from the Works of Travellers - Palestine" (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge) , with 3 maps and numerous illustrations, and "The Student Missionary Appeal: Addresses at the Third International Convention of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions Held at Cleveland, Ohio, February, 23-27, 1898" (Student Missionary Campaign Library, 1898). The latter contains a double-page color chart outlining "The Mohammedan Missionary Problem." 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 2143

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about geology and paleontology shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the mesozoic and cenozoic coastlines, Greenland, Southern California, and amphibians, among others. 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 2144

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible stage, screen, theatre, and fashion books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Marlene Dietrich, Glossy, and Myself and the Theatre, 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 2145

$120

Title: The Fully Framed Model: The HMN Swan Class Sloops of 1767-1780: A Guide for Building the Hull of a Fully Framed British Navel Swan Class Ship-Rigged Sloop of the 1770's. Suitably Adapted, the Experienced Reader May Use This Book as Basis for Constructing Models of Most Naval Vessels of the 1760-1800 Period. Volume One
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Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2007
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: New books with in excellent condition. With dust jackets. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 20 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All of these copies are in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 2146

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of American genealogy and books relating to statesmen shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes works by Samuel Smith and Ashael Kendrick, among others. Also included in an author-inscribed volume of Rolla Wells' "Episodes of My Life," which is in a slipcase. 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 cracking along hinges, and may show some restorative work. The slipcase of the Rolla Wells volume shows advanced wear and some loss. One volume in this group is ex-library, and may show stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2147

$25

Title: Adventures of an Attorney in Search of Practice
Author: Samuel Warren
Publisher: James Cockcroft & Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1872
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 422 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering and black decorative designs. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Yellow-aged pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 2148

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage and antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes two author-signed volumes, Norman Nathan's "Though Night Remain" and Reverend Joseph Rusin's "Immigrants of Whites: A People's Town Story," which is a presentation copy. 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 loss.
 
Lot 2149

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of Wyoming, Utah, Montana, and Colorado shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include fossils, erosion, and earliest Wasatchian fauna, 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 2150

$20

Title: Alpha and Omega; or, a Series of Scripture Studies
Author: George Gilfillan
Publisher: Arthur Hall, Virtue and Co.
City: London
Year: 1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in blind-stamped dark cloth with gilt lettering and dots. Ex-library books show light external wear Hinges of first volume have been reinforced, yet cracking appears before title page. Bookplate can be seen on front pastedowns. Customary stamps and attachments are present. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.
 
Lot 2151

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the sculpture of Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Kebana, 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. Dust jackets may show chipping and loss.
 
Lot 2152

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of the Atlantic and Northeast United States locations shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Long Island, the Appalachian Valley, and the Miocene Choptank formation, 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 2153

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about ship modeling shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes all Edward W. Sweetman publications, including the titles: The Cutty Sark, The Art of Rigging, Ship Model Builder's Assistant, and The Built-Up Ship Model. 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 2154

$30

Title: My Friend the Indian
Author: James McLaughlin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1910
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/416 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped white lettering. Color pictorial pastedown to front cover offers portrait of Native American. Book displays light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Bookplate has been removed from front pastedown. Previous owner's name and date of June 1910 can be seen on front flyleaf. Stamped name of historical society in lower half of title page has been blacked out with marker. Numeral sign and the number 513 are written in ink at center of the page. Pages are clean and without markings. Book is illustrated with a tissue-guarded portrait of the author and plates.
 
Lot 2155

$80

Title: The American Agriculturalist. For the Farm, Garden, and Household. Volume Twenty-Eight for the Year 1881
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Orange Judd Company
City: New York
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 550 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is solid. Name of historical society in lower half of title page has been blacked out, leaving number in ink next to marking. No other institutional markings are present. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains many in-text and full-page illustrations, with a large number of illustrated advertisements.
 
Lot 2156

$175

Title: The Colonial Merchantman Susan Constant, 1605
Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 30 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 16 of these are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 2157

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books written by Horatio Alger, Jr. shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: A Young Miner, Hector's Inheritance, Try and Trust, and Shifting for Himself, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Volumes in this lot show more advanced age/wear, such as cracking along hinges, chipping and loss to spine edges, rubbing to boards, and marginalia, among other indications.
 
Lot 2158

$300

Title: The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Author: Portia Takakjian
Publisher: Phoenix Publications, Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 27 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 18 of these books are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 2159

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Aesop's Fables, Frank in the Forecastle, Captain Polly, and Up North in a Whaler, 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 chipping at spine, cracking at hinges, and moisture indications, among other indications.
 
Lot 2160

$90

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of nautical history and ship modeling 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.
 
Lot 2161

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage "Ships and the Sea" magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 37 magazines in this lot, which are primarily dated from the mid-to-late 1950's. The covers of these magazines depict black and white nautical photographs, and they are 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.
 
Lot 2162

$375

Title: The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Francis Trevelyan Miller - Francis Trevelyan Miller was an American writer and filmmaker. He is known for his books about exploration, travel and photography. Notable works from him including several books about the American Civil War, such as "The Photographic History of the Civil War, in Ten Volumes" (New York: The Review of Reviews Co., 1912). He has also made several feature films and wrote the screenplay for the 1919 film "Deliverance" about Helen Keller.
Publisher: The Review of Reviews Co.
City: New York
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: Vol. 1) The Opening Battles; 2) Two Years of Grim War; 3) The Decisive Battles; 4) The Cavalry; 5) Forts and Artillery; 6) The Navies; 7) Prisons and Hospitals; 8) Soldier Life, Secret Service; 9) Poetry and Eloquence of Blue and Gray; 10) Armies and Leaders.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce complete set of the Semi-Centennial Memorial edition preserved in admirable condition.

Antique volumes are bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Embossed pictorial design appears on front covers. Front cover of volume three shows black markings to front cover. Books otherwise show only light shelfwear and are solidly bound, with gilt top edges. Endpapers have decorative pictorial designs displaying capitol dome and portraits of Generals Grant and Lee. Stamped name of historical society appearing along top edge of front pastedowns and title pages of first three volumes has been blacked out, leaving number in ink next to markings (Front pastedown of first volume also displays small antique bookplate). Profusely illustrated interiors are otherwise clean and without markings.
 
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