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Lot 2163

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Documentary History of the State of New York; Arranged under Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State. Volume III - Dated 1850 by Weed, Parsons & Company, Public Printers - 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. Contains numerous fold-out maps and plates.

- The Documentary History of the State of New York. Arranged under the Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State. Volume IV - Edited by E. B. O'Callaghan - Dated 1851 by Charles Van Benthuysen, Public Printer - 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.  Contains numerous fold-out maps and plates.

- The Documentary History of the State of New York; Arranged under Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State. Volume I - Edited by E. B. O'Callaghan - Dated 1849 by Weed, Parsons & Company, Public Printers - First Edition - Antique volume shows significant external wear, with taping to spine. Interior shows foxing and water markings. Contains several fold-out maps and charts.
 
Lot 2164

$70

Title: The Glacial Nightmare and the Flood: A Second Appeal to Common Sense from the Extravagance of Some Recent Geology
Author: Sir Henry H. Howorth
Publisher: Sampson, Low, Marston & Co., Limited
City: London
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in dark green cloth over beveled boards with gilt lettering to spines and front covers. These ex-library books show external wear, with traces of label removal from lower portions of spines and small tear to top of front gutter of first volume. Hinges are cracked. Books display customary library stamps and attachments. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.
 
Lot 2165

$140

Title: History of the Canal System of the State of New York together with Brief Histories of the Canals of the United States and Canada - Noble E. Whitford
Author: Noble E. Whitford
Publisher: Brandow Printing Company, State Legislative Printer
City: Albany
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: "Supplement to the Annual Report of the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 1905"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines. Rear cover of first volume shows two scratches, with small tear to upper half. Volumes otherwise show no external wear. Pages are clean and bright. Books contain numerous well-preserved fold-out plates and maps
 
Lot 2166

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique boys' adventure books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Red Eric, Little By Little, Four Young Explorers, and Young Shipbuilders, 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, cracking at hinges, and some marginalia or bookplates.
 
Lot 2167

$120

Title: The American Agriculturalist. For the Farm, Garden, and Household. Volume Twenty-Eight for the Year 1881
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Orange Judd & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 472 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 external wear, with tearing along edges of spine cover. Lightly bumped outside corners show minor loss. Binding is solid. Traces from bookplate removal visible on front pastedown. 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. Page 120 shows small tears, with loss of text to a small number of advertisements. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains many in-text and full-page illustrations, with a large number of illustrated advertisements.
 
Lot 2168

$25

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 marine climate and environment, botany, and fossils, 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 2169

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible drama shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "A Sleeping Clergyman," "Plays for Pagans," "Don Juan," and "Joan of Lorraine," 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 some edge wear and chipping.
 
Lot 2170

$30

Title: The Story of the Bible Told by Living Writers of Authority
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Wm. H. Wise & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1950
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: "Library Edition in Four Volumes"
Condition / Notes: Handsome set is bound in blindstamped blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spines. Books are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 2171

$200

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of history, theology, and reference books, including many which are antique, 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 2172

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: A Romany of the Snows, A House Boat on the Styx, and The Boy Broker, 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 2173

$100

Title: Map of Adirondack Lands
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: State of New York Forest, Fish and Game Commission
City: Albany
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Four large color folding maps of the Adirondacks, enclosed in printed green cloth hardcover portfolio, with gilt lettering on front.  The four sections when assembled make one complete map of the Adirondack Mountains area.  Maps are all intact, clean with no tape or paper loss, color is bright.
 
Lot 2174

$150

Title: Report on the Select Committee relative to the Soldiers' National Cemetery, together with the Accompanying Documents, as Reported to the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, March 31, 1864
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Singerly & Myers, State Printers
City: Harrisburg
Year: 1864
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 108 pages plus 3 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 10"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design to front cover. This ex-library book is taped at spine, with title written in gold letters on spine. Paper label with call number is taped to lower left corner of front cover. Antique bookplate with withdrawal stamp can be seen on front pastedown. Rear endpaper displays usual library attachments. Name of library is stamped in top and lower margins of title page, with stamped seal in lower right corner. Pages show occasional light foxing and withdrawal stamps. Book contains frontispiece map of Gettysburg Battlefield & Hospitals and a fold-out map of the National Cemetery.
 
Lot 2175

$250

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
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 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.
 
Lot 2176

$110

Title: Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Volume XXVIII. December, 1863, to May, 1864
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 864 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Contains pre-publication in the United States of Charles Dickens's work "Our Mutual Friend" (Book 1, Chapters 1 through 17) in serial form.. There are some wood engravings to accompany the text. This volume was published during the Civil War - there are news updates and maps and Reports from Dixie. Serial articles include: Coolie trade (Chinese slavery) , Native Americans in Arizona, coal mining, diamond mining, homoeopathy, Atlanta, military hospitals, lamps, cruise of the Sassacus, Shakespeare Tercentenary, Lookout Mountain shells.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, concentrated at extremities. Binding is sound. Bookplate has been removed from front pastedown. Name of historical society appearing in lower half of title page has been blacked out, leaving number in ink beside marking. No other institutional markings are present. Pages are clean with only sporadic, very light foxing. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 2177

$25

Title: The School for Scandal: A Comedy
Author: R. B. Sheridan
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: Oxford
Year: 1934
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 143 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of Sheridan's classic comedy of manners, numbered and signed by illustrator Rene Ben Sussan. This is copy 1394 of 1500. The edition was designed, and the printing of it supervised, by Francis Meynell. The production by the Oxford University Press was on a handmade paper. Antique volume is bound in ivory paper-covered boards that are in protective chemise showing external wear concentrated at extremities. Book is tightly bound. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with hand- colored copper etchings.
 
Lot 2178

$140

Title: Photo Etching for Modellers
Author: Azien Watkin, Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 2179

$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 1891, 1900, 1903, 1905, and 1907. Most volumes contain handsome color chromolithograph fruit and botanical plates. 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.
 
Lot 2180

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of the South and Southwestern United States shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include mineralogical journeys in Arizona, Appalachian Tectonics, and the upper Cretaceous deposits, 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 2181

$80

Title: Pastorals, Epistles, Odes and Other Original Poems, with Translations from Pindar, Anacreon, and Sappho
Author: Ambrose Philips - Ambrose Philips was an English poet and politician.

His contemporary reputation rested on his pastorals and epistles, particularly the description of winter addressed by him from Copenhagen (1709) to the Earl of Dorset. In T. H. Ward's English Poets, however, he is represented by two of the simple and charming pieces addressed to the infant children of John Carteret, 2nd Lord Carteret, and of Daniel Pulteney. These were scoffed at by Jonathan Swift, and earned for Philips from Henry Carey the nickname of "Namby-Pamby".

Philips's works include an abridgment of Bishop John Hacket's "Life of John Williams" (1700); "The Thousand and One Days: Persian Tales" (1722), from the French of F Pétis de la Croix; three plays: "The Distrest Mother" (1712), an adaptation of Racine's "Andromaque: The Briton" (1722); "Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester" (1723). Many of his poems, which included some translations from Sappho, Anacreon and Pindar, were published separately, and a collected edition appeared in 1748.
Publisher: J. and R. Tonson
City: London
Year: 1765
Printing Information: Second Edition
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands. Book shows mild external wear, with cracking along edges of spine and light bumping to corners. Binding is firm. Pages show sporadic light foxing.
 
Lot 2182

$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 D. Hardy Jr., Schiller, Oliver Goldsmith, and William Livingston, 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 moisture indications, rubbing to boards, some loosening signatures, and marginalia on endpapers.
 
Lot 2183

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of works of collectible antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Aphrodite in Aulis" (William Heinemann, 1930) signed by George Moore and a Ritten & Loning edition of Heinrich Hoffmann's "Der Struwwelpeter." 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 2184

$50

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.
 
Lot 2185

$25

Title: The Junior Fire Chief
Author: Miriam Rosenthal
Publisher: Sam Gabriel Sons & Company
City: New York
Year: 1934
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 56 unnumbered pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed illustrated paper boards. Book shows mild external wear, concentrated along edges. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with pictures of firehouses, fire trucks, and firemen in action.
 
Lot 2186

$100

Title: History of Baptist Indian Missions: Embracing Remarks on the Former and Present Condition of the Aboriginal Tribes; Their Settlement within the Indian Territory, and Their Future Prospects
Author: Isaac McCoy
Publisher: William M. Morrison
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1840
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 611 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth. Book shows significant external wear, with loss of upper half of spine cover (detached portion is laid in) and loss of material and outside corners. Rear cover displays rubbing. Binding is sound. Front pastedown has had bookplate removed and name of historical society along top edge blacked out. Pages show foxing and/or water markings to first 3/5 of text block and to final pages and rear endpaper.
 
Lot 2187

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique finance, business, and advertising books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Thirty Years of American Finance and Across With the 'Ad-Men,' among others. An author-signed volume of Charles D. Jarvis' "For the 'Common Good' with Man, Money and Materials" is also included. 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 may have bookplates or marginalia on endpapers.
 
Lot 2188

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Selections From Patrick Livingston, Man's Moral History, and History of the Reformation, 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 cracking at hinges and moisture indications. Some volumes have bookplates on the front endpaper.
 
Lot 2189

$300

Title: Crime and Punishment: A Novel in Six Parts and an Epilogue
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky - Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky was a Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays. He is best known for his novels "Crime and Punishment," "The Idiot" and "The Brothers Karamazov." Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russian society. With the embittered voice of the anonymous "underground man", Dostoyevsky wrote "Notes from Underground" (1864), which has been called the "best overture for existentialism ever written" by Walter Kaufmann. He is often acknowledged by critics as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature.
Publisher: The Macmillan Co.
City: New York
Year: 1914
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 493 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "Crime and Punishment" is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It was first published in the literary journal The Russian Messenger in twelve monthly installments during 1866. It was later published in a single volume. This is the second of Dostoyevsky's full-length novels following his return from ten years of exile in Siberia. "Crime and Punishment" is the first great novel of his "mature period" of writing.

"Crime and Punishment" focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless parasite. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of such things, and even have the right to do them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by connecting himself mentally with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose.
Condition / Notes: This is a rare American first edition of this classic work of world literature. The American issue, using first issue British sheets, has its own title page and binding. Only three titles, not including this one, appear on list of books in series of novels of Dostoevsky translated by Garnett, on page facing title page. "Printed in England" can be seen on the reverse of title page. "A" is visible in the bottom margin of the first page of text. Ballantyne printer's slug appears on last page.

This antique volume is bound in gray cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears in pencil along bottom edge of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
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