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Lot 2038

$55
This lot includes the group of author-signed poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors included in this lot are: Toyohiko Kagawa, Daniel B. Kaiper, John J. Phelan Sr., John Drinkwater, Bruce Jackson, Henry Harrison, David Lyttle, Michael H. Arve, and Elsie Northrup Chaney. This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of lots such as this one during the course of this auction. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 2039

$10
This auction lot includes the following pair of Steuben Glass titles:

- Modern Glass by Sidney Waugh - Dated 1939 by Steuben Glass, Inc. - Spiral bound in green pictorial paper wrappers.
- Five Masterworks by uncredited author - by Steuben Glass - In clear plastic dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2040

$20
Title: Rubens
Author: Max Rooses
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1904
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with leather corners, this antique set provides a history of the life and work of Flemish Baroque painter Sir Peter Paul Rubens. The work is illustrated with over 250 reproductions of Rubens' works, including heliogravure and facsimile illustrations. These are ex-library volumes with stamps on the title pages, bookplates on the front endpapers, a pocket on the front free endpapers and writing on the spines. Green cloth tape is along both spines. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities and the internal hinges are cracked. The pages are clean and lightly age-toned. The books measure approximately 10" x 14".
 
Lot 2041

$110
This lot includes a rare group of approximately 100 large maps which came from the private holdings of the Smithsonian Museum. These maps are a rare find as these examples were never circulated to subscribers. Published by National Geographic Magazine from the 1940s through the 1970s, each map was issued to the Smithsonian prior to the typical folding to fit inside the magazine, and have been stored flat. Hence, the condition of each map is excellent with no pinholes, standard grid fold-lines, etc.. These classic maps, familiar to almost everyone, are most pleasing to find in this condition. Some of the geographic regions and titles featured in this lot include The World, The United States, Canada, The Far East, The British Isles, The Caribbean and The Earth's Dynamic Crust.

This is one of several lots containing these maps, please review the rest of the catalog for information on other groups being offered during this auction.  These maps range in size and are as large as approximately 42" x 33". This lot includes some duplication and some pieces have minor edge wear/creasing from storage and handling.
 
Lot 2042

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of books contributed to or written by Anne and Henry Paolucci 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. 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 come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 2043

$275
This lot features a bound early newspaper compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual newspaper issues were bound together in a single hard cover volume. The book featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Editor: NA
Publisher: Frank Leslie
Issue Date Range: January 12, 1861 through January 4, 1862
Issue Number Range: 268 through 319

Notes: This volume is bound in oversized marbled paper-covered boards with half-leather. These Civil War newspapers are profusely illustrated with in-text and full-page engravings, as well as several fold-out engravings. The stories and engravings are primarily related to the Civil War. The volume shows some age/wear, with the rear board detached and loss to the leather spine and extremities. Several of the fold-outs show wear and chipping along the edges. The front free endpaper is lacking. The volume measures approximately 11.5" x 16".
 
Lot 2044

$50
Title: The Adventures of Gil Blas, of Santillane
Author: Le Sage
Publisher: Vernor and Hood, Poultry and Cuthell and Marin, Holborn
Printing Year: 1802
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in leather with dark gray spine labels and bright gilt tooling and lettering, this antique set is an early English translation of Gil Blas, a picaresque French novel by noted author Alain-Rene Lesage. This volume was translated by T. Smollett. The work contains elegant, full-page engravings. The volumes feature half-title pages. The volumes have been professionally recased with modern, decorative leather spines, new endpapers and the original or period leather boards with gilt ruling. The volumes show light external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities of the boards. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The volumes have a decorative bookplate on the front endpaper. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.25".
 
Lot 2045

$100
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are crimson and deeper shades of red in color, preview other lots to see the full range of rich colors used by the binder in building this collection. The books are bound in quality leather with desirable features such as gilt tooling, raised bands, deep pattern blind-stamp tooling to the boards, and were executed with a high degree of competence. The quality of the leather and the workmanship shows beautifully, this was clearly a labor of love. The books have the appearance one would expect of important seventeenth or eighteenth century bindings, when they were new.

The contents of the books range widely; we've shown the spines with the titles, in the corresponding images. There are approximately 600 books in this collection; preview other lots to see additional offerings during this auction. These books are in excellent condition, like new externally with some mild age indications to the text blocks.
 
Lot 2046

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Who's Who in Thoroughbred Racing by Ned Welch - Dated 1946 by Who's Who In Thoroughbred Racing, Inc.
- Who's Who in Thoroughbred Racing by Ned Welch - Dated 1947 by Who's Who In Thoroughbred Racing, Inc. - volume two
- Lettering ... Containing 42 Complete Alphabets - Dated circa 1900 by G.W. Bacon & Co. - some wear and chipping to boards and spine cover
- Wing Shooting and Angling by Eugene V. Connett - Dated 1922 by Charles Scribner's Sons - some foxing to pages
- More Foxhunting in England by Charles D. Lanier - Dated 1927 by Charles D. Lanier - author-inscribed on the front free endpaper, boards show some sunning and moisture indications, some foxing to pages
- Allemagne du Sud et Autriche by K. Baedeker - Dated 1896 by Paul Ollendorff - contains numerous fold out maps, some chipping and loss to pages

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2047

$55
Title: Collected Works of Mu Shik Jhon
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Printing Year: 1992

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright gilt embossing and in the original slipcase, this volume is a scarce collection of works from Korean scientist Mu Shik Jhon, called "the most productive and creative chemist of his age in Korea" in the Preface. This special commemorative issue was published for the scientist's 60th birthday. This book is volume two only. The volume shows very minor external age/wear, with some wear along the edges of the slipcase, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 10.5".
 
Lot 2048

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Manual of the Churches of Seneca County with Sketches of Their Pastors 1895-96 - Dated 1896 by Courier Printing Company - shows some moisture indications and foxing
- History of the Seneca Baptist Association with Sketches of Churches and Pastors by Lewis Halsey - Dated 1879 by Journal Association Book and Job Printing House - shows some moisture indications
- Discussion of the Doctrine of the State of the Dead and Punishment of the Wicked by Fred L. Manning - Dated 1860 by Thomas G. Newman - shows some moisture indications, pencil scribbles, and tearing and loss to some pages
- A Living Church: The First Hundred Years of the Brick Church in Rochester by G. B. F. Hallock and Maude Motley - Dated 1925 by Henry Conolly Company

This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of lots such as this one during the course of this auction. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 2049

$70
This lot includes the group of antique leather-bound books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes six volumes of The Spectator, lacking volumes one and eight. This set was published in 1737. Also included are volumes one and two of three of The Pirate, printed in 1822, and volume four of six of The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, printed in 1811. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Several of these volumes show some advanced wear, with detached boards, and loss to the leather of the spines and boards.
 
Lot 2051

$15
This lot includes the group of antique German books shown in the corresponding image(s). The title pages for these volumes are included in the images. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. These large volumes show some advanced wear, with detached boards, detached and lacking spine covers, age-toned/foxed pages and other age/wear.
 
Lot 2052

$45
This original piece is a hand-written mathematics book, dated from 1823-1825. This volume is bound in oblong stiff paper wrappers. This antique, unique item features ink lessons and mathematical work in gorgeous handwriting. The volume shows external age/wear, with some loss, creasing and moisture indications to the wrappers. The volume is securely bound along the top edge. The string from the binding is loose from the bottom three inches of the spine. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 14" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 2053

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of children's 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. 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 2054

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of 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. 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 2055

$20
This lot includes the group of decorative, antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2056

$55
This lot includes the group of books about publishing history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Ballantine Books, McGraw-Hill Books, and the first one hundred and fifty years of publishing at John Wiley & Sons, Inc. This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of lots such as this one during the course of this auction. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 2057

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of art reference 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. 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 2058

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, & Sonnets - Dated 1896 by Eyre & Spottiswoode
- Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swap by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Dated 1856 by Phillips, Sampson, and Company - complete two volume set, shows some wear to board edges and foxing to pages
- English Elegies edited by J. C. Bailey - Dated 1900 by John Lane - some wear and sunning to spine cover and boards
- The Waif of the Wreck and Joe Gains by C. M. Van Curen - Dated 1919 by George W. King Printing Co.
- Oliver and the Jew Fagin from the Oliver Twist of Charles Dickens - Dated 1861 by Clark, Austin, Maynard, & Co. - shows some moisture indications, wear and sunning to spine cover and boards

This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of lots such as this one during the course of this auction. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 2059

$70
Title: Colton's Common School Geography
Author: Joseph Hutchins Colton
Publisher: Sheldon and Company
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: Bound in light green pictorial paper-covered boards with black spine, this antique volume is a scarce atlas, with handsome color maps. The work is illustrated with thirty six maps from the United States and around the World. Also included are two full-page railroad maps, showing travel across the United States. The volume shows light external age/wear, with moisture indications and some light loss to the paper along the extremities. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 10" x 12" and contains 130 pages.
 
Lot 2060

$80
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Astounding Stories
Issue Dates: 1939-1941
Approximate Number of Issues: 13

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 2061

$10
This lot includes the group of decoratively bound literary classics shown in the corresponding image(s). These books include ten volumes from the Fine Editions Press and seven volumes from Avenel Books. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2062

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Illustrated Life of Washington by Hon. J. T. Headley - Dated 1860 by G. & F. Bill - shows some wear to boards and some moisture indications
- The Home of Washington; or, Mount Vernon and Its Associations by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1870 by A. S. Hale & Company - shows some moisture indications and wear to boards
- Narrative of the Texan Santa Fe Expedition by Geo. Wilkins Kendall - Dated 1844 by Harper & Brothers - only volume two, shows some moisture indications and foxing, some signatures are loosening from text block
- Memorials of William Lord Noyes and Mrs. Sarah Luther Martial by Thomas W. Bicknell - Dated 1869 by Sidney S. Rider & Bro. - front free endpaper is inscribed by Mr. & Mrs. H. B. Noyes, shows some advanced wear indicators such as cracking along hinges and some tearing and wear to board edges
- Extracts from the Records of Colchester by Charles M. Taintor - Dated 1864 by Case, Lockwood, and Company - spine cover is loosening, boards show some sunning, foxing
- Finding the Worth While in California by Charles Francis Saunders - Dated 1926 by Robert M. McBride & Company - notation

This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of lots such as this one during the course of this auction. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 2063

$45
This lot includes the group of large framed ornithological prints shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork 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. Each of these five pieces are matted and framed. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2064

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Grand Fleet 1914-1916: Its Creation, Development, and Work by Admiral Viscount Jellicoe - Dated 1919 by George H. Doran Company - shows some foxing and wear to spine
- History of British Columbia by Alexander Begg - Dated 1894 by William Briggs - ex-library volume, shows some moisture indications, some loose and/or detached pages
- Observations in the Orient by Reverend James A. Walsh - Dated 1919 by Catholic Foreign Mission Society - author-signed on the dedication page
- Holland and Its People by Edmondo De Amicis - Dated 1887 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - some moisture indications and wear to spine cover
- The Battle Summer by Ik. Marvel - Dated 1850 by Baker and Scribner - some foxing and moisture indications, some signatures loosening from the binding
- Memorials of a Tour on the Continent by Robert Snow - Dated 1845 by William Pickering - ex-library volume, boards show some wear and sunning

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2065

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of Scandinavian language books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are handsomely bound, most with full or partial leather bindings, and come from a large, impressive collection we are selling over the course of this auction. The majority of the books in this collection are written in Swedish and/or Danish, with perhaps other Scandinavian languages represented. These books show beautifully and are in pleasing condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2066

$55
Title: On the Plantation: A Story of a Georgia Boy's Adventures During the War
Author: Joel Chandler Harris
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1892

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and a pictorial design of a rabbit on the front board, this antique volume is a first edition of a novel by American author Joel Chandler Harris. The work contains a frontispiece portrait of the author and occasional in-text illustrations throughout the text. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light shelf wear and light moisture indications. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The spine is slightly cocked. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 233 pages, with the publisher's catalog at the end of the text.
 
Lot 2067

$15
This lot includes the group of Horatio Alger children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles in this lot include Bob Burton, Grit, The Young Boatman, Strive and Succeed, Helping Himself and Strong and Steady. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 2068

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- South by Frederick Wight - Dated 1935 by Farrar & Rinehard, Inc.
- Cartwheels by Roger Burlingame - Dated 1935 by Doubleday, Doran, & Company, Inc.
- Dance Out The Answer by David McCloud - Dated 1932 by Longman's, Green and Co.
- Nightly She Sings by Alfred A. Knopf - Dated 1937 by Alfred A. Knopf
- It Won't Be Flowers by Judith Kelly - Dated 1936 by Harper & Brothers Publishers
- Interval Ashore by Horton Giddy - Dated 1936 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- The Ruling Passion: Tales of Human Nature & Human Desire by Henry Van Dyke - Dated 1901 by Charles Scribner's Sons

These books are carefully stored in handmade boxes with handwritten titles. This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring and summer, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications, including some wear and tearing to the dust jackets; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 2069

$80
This lot includes a dozen titles from a large personal collection of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are navy and deeper shades of blue in color, preview other lots to see the full range of rich colors used by the binder in building this collection. The books are bound in quality leather with desirable features such as gilt tooling, raised bands, deep pattern blind-stamp tooling to the boards, and were executed with a high degree of competence. The quality of the leather and the workmanship shows beautifully, this was clearly a labor of love. The books have the appearance one would expect of important seventeenth or eighteenth century bindings, when they were new.

The contents of the books range widely; we've shown the spines with the titles, in the corresponding images. There are approximately 600 books in this collection; preview other lots to see additional offerings during this auction. These books are in excellent condition, like new externally with some mild age indications to the text blocks.
 
Lot 2070

$70
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues:

- Harper's Bazaar edited by NA - Dated from January 1870 to December 1870
- Saturday Night edited by NA - Dated from October 1867 to September 1868

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 2071

$70
Title: A-Going to the Westward
Author: Lois Lenski
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
Printing Year: 1937

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a scarce author-signed children’s book from noted children’s author and illustrator Lois Lenski. Lenski signed the volume in blue ink on the half-title page.

Lois Lenski (October 14, 1893 Springfield, Ohio - September 11, 1974) was a popular and prolific American writer of children's and young adult fiction. One of her projects was a collection of regional novels about children across the United States. Titles in this series include her most famous work, Strawberry Girl, about a girl in Florida; Blue Ridge Billy, about a North Carolina youth living in rural Appalachia; and Bayou Suzette, among other titles. In 1946 she was awarded the Newbery Medal for Strawberry Girl.
For over fifty years Lois Lenski pursued her professional career as an illustrator and author of books for children. During that time she illustrated some fifty books for other authors, and wrote and illustrated nearly 100 of her own books. Lenski's writing included picture books and stories for very young children as well as intermediate works for older children and young adults. Although she wrote primarily prose, Lenski also published books of poetry, songs and plays for children. Lois Lenski's life is a unique balance of family and career. Her close family and small town upbringing provided a personal foundation and served as a strong influence in her writing and career. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume is part of a collection of signed and unsigned Lois Lenski books throughout this catalog. Please review the catalog for other titles.

The work contains in-text illustrations throughout. This is an ex-library volume, with a label on the spine, stamp on the front free endpaper, pocket on the rear free endpaper and embossed stamp on the title page. The volume shows external age/wear, with shelf wear and rubbing to the cloth boards. The jacket is torn along the bottom edge of the front, and is in a proactive mylar cover. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 369 pages.
 
Lot 2072

$60
Title: The Naturalist's Library: Ichthyology
Author: Sir William Jardine, Bart.
Publisher: W. H. Lizars, and Sterling & Kenney (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1835

Condition/Details: Bound in brown pebbled cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce work on the Perch family. This is volume one only. This work features 32 of the 34 called-for engravings of perch, each of which is hand-colored. The volume is lacking plates numbered 31 and 32. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and sunning to the boards and spine. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7" and contains 177 pages, followed by the publisher's catalog.
 
Lot 2073

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

- Ironclads In Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare, Volume I by H. W. Wilson - Dated 1896 by Little, Brown and Company - has some moisture indications
- Ironclads In Action: A Sketch of Naval Warfare, Volume II by H. W. Wilson - Dated 1896 by Little, Brown and Company
- The History of the Navy During the Rebellion, Volume I by Charles B. Boynton - Dated 1870 by D. Appleton and Company
- The History of the Navy During the Rebellion, Volume II by Charles B. Boynton - Dated 1869 by D. Appleton and Company

These books are from a large collection of antique and vintage nautical volumes. Some of these volumes may show more advanced indications of wear, including moisture indications, rubbing and tearing to the bindings, detached pages and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction or contact our gallery.
 
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