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Lot 2190

$130

Title: Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Volume XXIX. June to November, 1864
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 824 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Contains pre-publication in the United States of Charles Dickens's work (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. Page 177 has scribbling in blue crayon. Pages are otherwise clean with only sporadic, very light foxing. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 2191

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes both children's and adult literature, with titles such as "Samantha at the World's Fair," "Fern Leaves," and "The Life Story of the Hero of Manila for our Boys and Girls," among others. An author-signed volume of Joseph Bromley's "Clear the Tracks!" 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 indications such as chipping at spine edges and some tearing and/or loss to dust jackets. These volumes originated from a historical society's collection. Some may contain blacked out stamps or other markings such as remnants of book plates.
 
Lot 2192

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books by G. A. Henty shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: By Sheer Pluck, Captain Bayley's Heir, and By Right of Congress, 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 moisture indications. One volume has lacking front free endpapers.
 
Lot 2193

$30

Title: The American Female Poets: with Biographical and Critical Notices
Author: Caroline May
Publisher: Lindsay & Blakiston
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1849
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 532 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound, with reinforced edges and hinges.  This ex-library book has bar code and antique bookplate on front pastedown. Traces of removed pocket and date slip to rear endpaper. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Pages are foxed. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and half title page with vignette.
 
Lot 2194

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books about philosophy, culture, and society shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Walker on Woman, Principles of Education, and Essay on the creative Imagination, 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 along hinges and rubbing to boards.
 
Lot 2195

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Loom and Spindle," The Pilgrim Fathers," and "Abroad at Home," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books show some age/wear indications such as cracking at hinges and some edge wear. One volume has a detached frontispiece. Some volumes contain bookplates and/or some marginalia on end papers.
 
Lot 2196

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique British history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics included are rivers of Great Britain and education, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Some volumes show more advanced age/wear such as chipping and loss along spine. One volume is ex-library, and may contain stamps, bookplates, or other markings.
 
Lot 2197

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Spiritual Conferences, Virtues and Defects of a Young Girl, and The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life, 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 chipping and loss along spine, and some cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 2198

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed books by Constance Robertson shown in the corresponding image(s). Constance Robertson (September 27, 1897 - March 10, 1985) was well known for her historical fiction and history publications, some of which related to the Oneida community. Titles included in this lot are: The Unterrified, Six Weeks in March, Go and Catch a Falling Star, The Golden Circle, and Fire Bell in the Night. The volume of "The Unterrifed" is inscribed to the Upstate New York author George W. Walter, who wrote "The Loomis Gang." 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 with chipping and some loss to dust jackets. These volumes originated from a historical society, and may contain blacked out stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2199

$80

Title: Danske orlogskibe, 1690-1860
Author: Hans Christian Bjerg, John Erichsen
Publisher: Lademann
City: Copenhagen
Year: 1980
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 12.25" Height: 17"
Book Details: Text is in Danish, with summary in English. Opening paragraph of the English-language summary is as follows.

"The book describes the ships belonging to the navy of the Dual Monarchy of Denmark-Norway (until 1814) and Denmark from 1690-1860, the period when sailing ships were at their zenith. The first part, on the construction of the vessels, was written by Hans Christian Bjerg, naval histoiran and a keeper of the Record Office, Copenhagen. It deals with shipbuilding at Holmen, the Naval Dockyard at Copenhagen, and the chief constructors to the navy and ship designers who worked there. The second part concerns the decoration of the vessels and is by an art historian, John Erichsen, who is a curator of the Copenhagen City Museum. He gives an account of the artists and craftsmen who carried out the decoration and the work which was done in the sculptors' workshop at Holmen. Their research is based on a study of the abundant archives of the Danish navy, which include a very large and valuable collection of drawings dating back to about 1690, and also the collections of the Orlogsmuseet (Naval Museum), Copenhagen, which contains many ornament and other ship models. In both sections of the book comparisons and parallels are drawn between the whole body of material, and reference made to conditions and fashions abroad when they throw light upon what was taking place in Denmark-Norway and Denmark in the field of ship construction and decoration."
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in blue cloth with stamped lettering with bright gilt edges and stamped pictorial design showing the ornamented stern of a ship to front cover. Volumes and slipcase are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.
 
Lot 2200

$200

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of New York state 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 are ex-library and may contain stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2201

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this group are: Slash: An Alligator's Story, Little Fox, Troll Island, and The Diary of Terwilliger Jellico, 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. "The Diary of Terwilliger Jelico" shows more advanced age/wear with chipping and loss at spine and cracking at hinges. "Little Fox" is an ex-library volume, and contains stamps and other markings.
 
Lot 2202

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about geology and paleontology shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Greenland, the development and morphology of teeth, and porphyry coppers, among others. Also included is a volume of "Mineralogical Chemistry" by Arthur Hutchinson, which is inscribed "with the author's compliments" on the front wrapper. 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 2203

$55

Title: The Lusitania's Last Voyage: Being a Narrative of the Torpedoing and Sinking of the R. M. S. Lusitania by a German Submarine off the Irish Coast, May 7, 1915
Author: Charles E. Lauriat, Jr.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1915
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 159 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner, named after the ancient Roman province of Lusitania, which is part of present day Portugal. The ship entered passenger service with the Cunard Line on 26 August 1907 and continued on the line's heavily traveled passenger service between Liverpool, England and New York City, which included a port of call at Queenstown, (now Cobh) Ireland on westbound crossings and Fishguard, Wales on eastbound crossings.

During the First World War, as Germany waged submarine warfare against Britain, the ship was identified and torpedoed by the German U-boat U-20 on 7 May 1915 and sank in 18 minutes. The vessel went down 11 miles (18 km) off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland, killing 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard, leaving 761 survivors. The sinking turned public opinion in many countries against Germany, contributed to the American entry into World War I and became an iconic symbol in military recruiting campaigns of why the war was being fought.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped red lettering to spine and front cover. Decorative design on front cover shows red and black funnels against blue background. Book displays light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plate showing ship, a double-page illustration containing longitudinal elevation and deck plans in line, and a pen sketch of the Lusitania's lifeboats in the slip at Queenstown.
 
Lot 2204

$10

Title: Ethics or Science of Duty
Author: John Bascom
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1870
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 383 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to covers. Binding is cracked at title page. Blank pages at ends of text block display foxing. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 2205

$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 Turning Wheel, Baddeck, and The Hoosier, 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 some chipping and loss along spine and some loosening signatures, among other indications.
 
Lot 2206

$100

Title: Daily Weather Maps with Washington, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans, Louisville, Denver, Portland, Oreg., and San Francisco Forecasts. January 1, 1906, to June 30, 1906
Author:
Publisher: Weather Bureau, U. S. Department of Agriculture
City: Washington, D. C.
Year: 1906
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 at ends of spine and scuffing and minor loss of material to corners. Binding is firm. Front flyleaf shows staining. Pages are clean and without markings. Final ten maps have detached lower left corners, with five previous pages and rear flyleaf showing the same corner folded in.
 
Lot 2207

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an 1877 edition of Edward C. Bruce's "The Century: Its Fruits and Its Festivals" (Lippincott) and Ben Perley Poore's "Congressional Directory" of the same year. 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 2208

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Helps and Hints for Hallowe'en by Laura Rountree Smith - Dated 1920 by March Brothers, Publishers - Antique volume is bound in orange wrappers with black pictorial designs to front cover showing Halloween motifs. Covers are lightly soiled, with small stain to fore edge of rear cover. Book is firmly bound. Interior is clean and without markings.

- The Complete Halloween Book by Elizabeth F. Guptill - Dated 1915 by March Brothers, Publishers - Antique volume is bound in original orange wrappers with black pictorial designs showing Halloween motifs. Book shows light soiling to covers and minor loss at head of spine. Front cover and preliminary page show creasing near upper outside corner. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 2209

$325

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique volumes of the New York State Agricultural Society shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection runs from "Transactions of the New-York State Agricultural Society, together with an Abstract of the Proceedings of the County Agricultural Societies, and the American Institute. Vol. IV." of 1844 to the "Fifty-Ninth Annual Report of the New York State Agricultural Society, and Annual Report of New York Bureau of Farmers' Institutes, for the Year 1899. Including the Transactions of the New York State Dairymen's Association for the Year 1899." (published by James B Lyon in 1900). These books are illustrated with (color) plates, fold-out maps and in-text illustrations. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities 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 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 2210

$100

Title: History of the Indian Archipelago Containing an Account of the Manners, Arts, Languages, Religions, Institutions, and Commerce of Its Inhabitants
Author: John Crawfurd - John Crawfurd FRS was a Scottish physician, colonial administrator and diplomat, and author. He is now best known for his work on Asian languages, his "History of the Indian Archipelago," and his role in founding Singapore.
Publisher: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1967
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: A three-volume facsimile reprint of the 1820 edition published by Archibald Constanble and Co. (Edinburgh).
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines. These ex-library volumes show taping to lower portions of spines and name of library stamped on edges of text block and title pages. Books otherwise show mild external wear and are soundly bound. Pages are clean and bright. Library pocket attached to rear pastedowns. Illustrated with reproductions of plates and well-preserved fold-out map.
 
Lot 2211

$275

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Bible, sin, and wedlock, among others. A rough salesman's sample of the Holy Bible is included in this lot. 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 external rubbing and wear, internal marginalia, and one volume has a lacking front board. These volumes originated from a historical society's collection. Some may contain blacked out stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2212

$110

Title: Henrietta Robinson
Author: David D. Wilson
Publisher: Miller, Orton & Mulligan
City: New York
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/329 plus 8 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: An account of the trial of Henrietta Robinson, indicted for the murder of Timothy Lannagan and Catherine Lubee, by administering poison to them on the 25th day of May, 1853. Trial was held at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Rensselaer County, in New York. Henrietta Robinson was convicted in spite of a defense of insanity, but the governor commuted her sentence of death to imprisonment in Sing Sing. She spent fifty-two years in prison, the last 15 of them in an institution for the criminally insane. Her trial was sensational in the extreme: she was eccentric, she murdered a local shopkeeper and his sister on the slight provocation of a disagreement in their store, and she insisted on wearing a veil throughout her trial. Best of all, she was beautiful and she was known by the community in which she resided to have been the mistress of an "important man from the City." The author writes in his preface:

"The principal design of the author in the compilation of the following pages has been, to preserve, in substantial form, the proceedings of one of the most important criminal trials that has ever taken place in this country. There have been few cases in the history of our jurisprudence, wherein the plea of insanity has been more ably discussed, and none, perhaps, which has left more serious doubts upon the public mind, notwithstanding its rejection by the jury...It must be confessed, these inquiries, in some measure, were the result of a curiosity that generally prevailed, as well as a desire to ascertain whether they might not, possibly, throw some light on the question of her insanity. In these researches he was so fortunate as to obtain the evidence of those who knew her well and intimately in early life, and whose testimony settled the question of her identity beyond any reasonable doubt. Contrary, also, to the determination so long and perseveringly adhered to, Mrs. Robinson herself after her transfer to Sing Sing, disclosed to the author, at the request of some of her friend, the full particulars of her history. These were communicated minutely, without hesitation, and in an earnest and apparently truthful manner." (Author's preface).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound blind-stamped red cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine. Book shows mild wear, with lightly bumped corners and slight rubbing to covers. Binding is tight. Pages show foxing. Illustrated with tissue-guarded portrait of Henrietta Robinson.
 
Lot 2213

$30

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 Charles Kingsley, Frances E. Percival, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 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 at hinges with detached front endpapers, and one has a bookplate on the front endpaper.
 
Lot 2214

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Watchtower publications shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this lot are: Studies in the Scriptures, Let God Be True, and The Kingdom is At Hand, 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 2215

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about geology and paleontology shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Southern California, Greenland, the Upper Cretaceous deposits, and South Dakota, 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 2216

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes works by Tennyson, Campbell, and Lockhart, 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.
 
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