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Lot 2217

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique New York state history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Adirondacks, the Upper Mohawk Valley, and the Hudson River, 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 and/or loss to dust jackets and wrappers and some rubbing along spine and board edges. "The Hudson, From the Wilderness to the Sea" has some binding issues - the textblock has separated from the boards and spine. These volumes originated from a historical society's collection. Some may contain blacked out stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2218

$35

Title: Outlines of Psychology: Based on the Results of Experimental Investigation
Author: Oswald Kuple - Oswald Kulpe was one of the structural psychologists of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lim.
City: London
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/462 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: This is the first English translation of the 1893 German-language edition.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with lightly bumped corners. Previous owner's name stamped on top and bottom edges of text block. Fore edge shows small ink stain. Binding is sound. Several names and annotations in ink appear written on front endpaper. Red and green ink markings are visible in lower half of title page. Lightly age-toned pages display occasional markings.
 
Lot 2219

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Egyptian history books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes a two volume set of Perrot's "History of Art in Ancient Egypt," as well as Warner's "My Winter on the Nile," among other titles. 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 are ex-library, and have stamps, spine labels, or other markings.
 
Lot 2220

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Joseph Tyrone Derry's illustrated Confederate poem "The Strife of Brothers" (Neale Publishing Company, 1906; with large spot worn white on rear cover) and a first edition in original printed dust wrapper of Thomas Hardy's "Winter Words in Various Moods and Metres" (Macmillan and Co., 1928).` 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 2221

$25

Title: Memoirs of a Russian Governor
Author: Serge Dmitriyevich Urussov
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: London
Year: 1908
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/180 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: Translated and edited by Herman Rosenthal.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Minor loss of material is visible at head of spine. Otherwise book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait.
 
Lot 2222

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Pynchon Papers. Volume II: Selections from the Account Books of John Pynchon, 1651-1697 by Juliette Tomlinson, Carl Bridenbaugh, John Pynchon - Dated 1985 by The Colonial Society of Massachusetts - First Edition - Volume is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition.

- The Pynchon Papers. Volume I: Letters of John Pynchon, 1654-1700 by Carl Bridenbaugh, John Pynchon - Dated 1982 by The Colonial Society of Massachusetts - First Edition - Volume is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 2223

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature and poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes works by Shakespeare, Tennyson, Robert Burns, and 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. These volumes may have bookplates on the endpapers.
 
Lot 2224

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique medical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include X-rays, auto-intoxication in disease, and normal histology, among others. An author-signed volume of A. L. Greenfield's "X-Ray Technic and Interpretation of Dental Roentgenograms" is also included. 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 2225

$25

Title: A Marine Vocabulary: An English-French Vocabulary of 18 Century Maritime Words and Phrases/Vocabulaire de marine: vocabulaire francais-anglais de termes et locutions maritimes du 18e siecle
Author: David H. Roberts
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 1994
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 109/123 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in original light-blue stiff wrappers. Books are in excellent condition. Bilingual edition in tete-beche binding.

Please note that this lot contains 24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 2226

$25

Title: The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
Author: Tobias Smollet - Tobias George Smollett was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as "The Adventures of Roderick Random" (1748) and "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle" (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr. O. M. Brack, Jr. to correct variants.

Publisher: J. Walker and Co. and 14 Others
City: London
Year: 1815
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/427 pages
Width: 3" Height: 5.25"
Book Details: "The Expedition of Humphry Clinker" was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, and is considered by many to be his best and funniest work. Published in London on 17 June 1771, it is an epistolary novel, presented in the form of letters written by six different characters: Matthew Bramble, a Welsh Squire; his sister Tabitha; their niece and nephew, Jery and Lydia Melford; Tabitha's maid Winifred Jenkins; and Lydia's suitor, Wilson.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in full leather lacks spine cover. Front board is detached. Book has marbled endpapers and edges. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece and half title page with vignette.
 
Lot 2227

$60

Title: The Final Results of the Triangulation of the New York State Survey, together with a Description of the Methods Employed. Also, the Eleventh Annual Report of the Commissioners of the State Survey
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 214 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with fraying and minor loss at ends of spine and corners. Light spotting can be seen on front cover. Spotting also occurs at bottom edge of text block. Binding is sound. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates of surveying instruments and many sketches throughout text to illustrate and accompany measurements and tables. 5 folding maps are laid in pocket at rear of volume.
 
Lot 2228

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Spectator by Alexander Chalmers - Dated 1806 by T. Bensley Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - Volume VIII only. Front board is detached, spine shows some chipping and loss, some foxing to pages. There is a bookplate on the front endpaper.
- The Letters of the British Spy by William Wirt - Dated 1832 by J. & J. Harper - This volume shows advanced wear, such as a partially detached front board and marginalia on the endpapers.
- Some Recollections of our Antislavery Conflict by Samuel J. May - Dated 1869 by Fields, Osgood, & Co. - This volume shows more advanced wear with some restorative work present. A mylar covered jacket has been adhered to the endpapers. This volume contains ex-library markings such as stamps and bookplates.
- Life Among the Indians; or, Personal Reminiscences and Historical Incidents Illustrative of Indian Life and Character by D. W. Clark - Dated 1857 by Cranston & Curts - This volume shows cracking along hinges and gutters, moisture indications on boards, and marginalia on front endpapers.
- The Gallows, The Prison, and The Poor-House by G. W. Quinby - Dated 1856 by G. W. Quinby - This volume shows some sunning and moisture indications to boards as well as foxing to pages.
 
Lot 2229

$90

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. These volumes were a part of a historical society's collection, and may contain blacked out stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2230

$20

Title: A Winter Jaunt through Historic Lands. Embracing Scotland, England, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Egypt, and the Holy Land, together with Personal Incidents and Observations
Author: Milton H. Stine
Publisher: Lutheran Publication Society
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1890
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 304 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering and elaborate black ornamental designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates.
 
Lot 2231

$45

Title: Trenton Falls, Picturesque and Descriptive: Edited by N. Parker Willis; Embracing the Original Essay of John Sherman, the First Proprietor and Resident
Author: uncredited author
Editor: N. Parker Willis
Publisher: N. Orr & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1865
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 96 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and ornamentation to spine. Front cover has stamped gilt lettering with a pictorial design depicting a man standing at the foot of a waterfall. Book shows mild external wear, with chipping and minor loss at ends of spine and outside corners. Binding is tight. Traces of removal of bookplate from front pastedown. Name of historical society stamped in lower half of title page has been crossed out with marker. "#260" appears next to this marking. Name in light pencil can be seen at upper margin. No other markings and/or attachments are visible. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and beautifully illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates and vignettes.
 
Lot 2232

$20

Title: They Shall Not Want
Author: Maxine Davis
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1937
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 418 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: A survey of unemployment relief by a political journalist. Contains copy of actual case history in the files of the Illinois Emergency Relief Commission, as well as charts and text of the Unemployment Compensation Titles of the Social Security Act.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this work.  Volume is bound in brown covers with black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light soiling to spine. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 2233

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of antique New York state ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes several "Town Topics of the Mohawk Valley" newsletters, public school reports from Oneida, and "The Junior Annual" from Oneida High School, among other items. 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 and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws such as chipping and/or loss to wrappers and pages.
 
Lot 2234

$70

Title: A New Map of the River Thames, from Thames Head to London, (on a Scale of Two Inches to a Mile,) from Entirely New Surveys Made Personally by the Author and Corrected to the Present Time. Combined with Guides Giving Every Information Required by the Tourist, the Oarsman, and the Angler, to the Following Rivers and Canals: The Thames from Thames Head to London, the Wey Navigation, the Basingstoke Canal, the Kennet and Avon Rivers and Canal, the Berks and Wilts Canal, the North Wilts Canal, the Thames and Severn Canal, the Sroudwater Canal, the Berkeley Ship Canal, the Oxford Canal from Thames to Napton Junction, the Warwick Canal from Napton to Kingswood Junction, the Avon Canal from Kingswood to Stratford-On-Avon, the Upper Avon River from Warwick to Tewkesbury, and the Severn from Tewkesbury to Gloucester
Author: Henry W. Taunt - Henry William Taunt was a professional photographer based in Oxford, England. His studio was in Broad Street, Oxford.

Henry Taunt was born in Penson's Gardens in St Ebbe's, Oxford. At the age of 14, Taunt joined Edward Bracher as a member of staff in 1856 at his photographic premises based at 26 High Street, Oxford. In 1868, he set up his own photographic business in Oxford.

Henry Taunt's black-and-white photographs are mainly views of Oxford, Oxfordshire (together with surrounding counties) and the River Thames. He produced the first pocket guide to the River Thames to be illustrated with photographs. In the 1860s, it covered the upper Thames, but it expanded its range over several editions. The wet collodion process, invented by Frederick Scott Archer, was the best means to capture negative images on glass until the end of the 1870s, by which time many of Taunt’s pictures for his ‘Illustrated Map of the Thames’ had been taken. He would row his skiff to a location, set up his dark tent, set up his camera and tripod, sensitise and coat the glass plate, immediately make the two- or three-second exposures, develop and fix the images, wash them in river water, perhaps dry them in the sun and row back to his lodgings or set up camp with his assistants. At the beginning of the 1860s this was an incredible feat of skill. Henry Taunt was at the cutting edge of Victorian location photographic technology.

In 1893, Henry Taunt was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. This was a considerable honour in recognition of the remarkable feat of cartography and accuracy of measurements that featured in the ‘New Map of the Thames’.

Publisher: Taunt & Co.
City: Oxford
Year: 1899
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 227 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Sixth Edition
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial designs. Book shows mild external wear, with narrow cracking to upper portion of front spine edge and lowest portion of back edge. Head of spine displays minor chipping. Trace of removal of label from foot of spine. Binding is detached at front hinge and detaching from rear hinge. Title page bears perforated library name to lower half and markings to following two pages. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates and sectional maps of the Thames. Fold-out sketch map of the Thames (dated 1897) is intact, with one small tear at top of fold. Fold-out table of distances at front of volume shows several tears along folds.
 
Lot 2235

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this group are: Bound Together, Bricks Without Straw, and The Mill on the Floss, 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 2236

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, 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 marginalia on endpapers.
 
Lot 2237

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this group are: Thaddeus of Warsaw, Silas Marner, and Adventures of Forest and Shore, 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 2238

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of rare decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included in this lot are: The Land of Heart's Desire, A Roman Lawyer in Jerusalem, and The Temple, 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 foxing to pages.
 
Lot 2239

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literary history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: Obiter Dicta, The Exemplum in England, Walter Pater, and From My Youth Up, 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. Some volumes may have bookplates or marginalia on endpapers.
 
Lot 2240

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the military and wars, such as the Spanish-American war, battles, and the Indian War of 1890-91, 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 with loose and/or detached pages, and edge wear. These volumes originated from a historical society's collection. Some may contain blacked out stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 2241

$25

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, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Missouri, 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 2242

$650

Title: The Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, from the Institution of the Government, February 8, 1861, to Its Termination, February 18, 1862, Inclusive. Arranged in Chronological Order. Together with the Constitution for the Provisional Government, and the Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States, and the Treaties Concluded by the Confederate States with Indian Tribes
Author: uncredited author
Editor: James M. Matthews
Publisher: R. M. Smith, Printer to Congress
City: Richmond
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: xv/411/xlviii pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has detached front wrapper and lacks other wrapper. Front wrapper shows light soiling. Final twelve pages have detached. Title pages shows faint moisture markings at edges and light spotting. Lightly age-toned pages show sporadic light foxing.
 
Lot 2243

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Herbert E. Hamblen, and Frank Midmay, 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 cracking at hinges, and may contain marginalia or bookplates on endpapers.
 
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