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Lot 3251

$35

Title: Songs of Bryn Mawr College
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Charles W. Beck, Jr.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1903
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: v/137 pages
Width: 13" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Published for the Students Building Committee of Bryn Mawr College"
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in colored pictorial paper-covered boards with an orange cloth spine. Book shows small dent at upper edge of front board and minor loss of material to inside top edge of rear cover. Rear cover displays very light shelfwear. Otherwise book is in excellent condition. Illustrated with designs by Elizabeth Shippen Green.
 
Lot 3252

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

- Die Pflanze in der mittelalterlichen Tafelmalerei by Lottlisa Behling - Dated 1957 by Herman Bohlaus Nachfolger - Ex-library volume shows external wear. Customary stamps and attachments are present. Pages are clean, with bright illustrations.
- Roses of the World by S. Suzuki - Dated 1956 by Koyo-Shoin - Ex-library volume shows external wear. Text is in Japanese. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 3253

$25

Book Details: 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.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3254

$40

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of these books concern New York State history and politics, particularly during the early 19th century. 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 3255

$10

Title: Atlas des inscriptions antiques et du Moyen Age de Vienne en Dauphine. Reproduites en Fac-Simile
Author: Adrien Allmer, Auguste Allmer
Publisher: Girard, Ancien Libraire, Editeur
City: Vienne, France
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 4 pages plus plates
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows external wear, with chipping and minor loss to spine and at lower outside corner of front cover. Covers show light soiling. Binding is sound. Erased pencil annotation on blank preliminary page. Pencil annotations are visible on title page and on one plate. Very sporadic light foxing to pages that are largely clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with facsimile reproductions of Latin inscriptions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages from the Vienne region of France.
 
Lot 3256

$20

Details: This lot includes the six copies of Fortune magazine from 1941, 1942, 1951, and 1953 shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines feature an extra-large format on thick matte paper and run to about 150 pages each. The graphic design is particularly noteworthy. 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, such as tattered corners or bindings. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 3257

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

- Maine State Year-Book, and Legislative Manual, for the Year 1874-5, from May 1, 1874, to May 1, 1875 by Edmund S. Hoyt - Dated 1874 by Hoyt & Fogg - Contains intact fold-out color map of the state.
- "Drifting About," or What "Jeems Pipes of Pipesville" Saw-And-Did: An Autobiography by Stephen C. Massett - Dated 1863 by Carleton, Publisher - First Edition
- Clarence Hale Memorial by uncredited author - Dated 1935 by The Southworth-Anthoensen Press - First Edition - In shelfworn tissue wrapper.
 
Lot 3258

$80

Title: Journal of the Conversations of Lord Byron: Noted during a Residence with His Lordship at Pisa, in the Years 1821 and 1822
Author: Thomas Medwin - Thomas Medwin was an early 19th century English poet and translator, who is chiefly known for his biographies of his cousin Percy Bysshe Shelley and his recollections of his close friend Lord Byron.

Publisher: Wilder & Campbell
City: New York
Year: 1824
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 304 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to boards. Boards are detaching. Binding is shaken. Pages display at times heavy foxing.
 
Lot 3259

$90

Details: This lot includes the six copies of Fortune magazine from 1935 shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines feature an extra-large format on thick matte paper and run to about 150 pages each. The graphic design is particularly noteworthy. 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, such as tattered corners or bindings. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 3260

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of 13 books from the Famous Regiments series shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the regiments discussed in this collection are the South Wales Borderers, Royal Scots, Dorset, Queen's Royal and the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. 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 3261

$20

Title: Contribution a l'etude du theatre japonais de poupees
Author: Tsunao Miyajima
Publisher: Institut Franco-Japonais du Kansai a Kyoto
City: Kyoto
Year: 1931
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: viii/109 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare autographed entirely revised third edition of this study of Japanese puppet theater. Author's inscription on half title page reads "Monsieur Vanek / souvenir cordial / de l'auteur / T. Miyajima."

Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. One small stain can be seen at bottom of page 10, otherwise interior is clean and without markings. Contains a facsimile reproduction of letter by French writer Paul Claudel to the author, as well as a photograph of Claudel. Illustrated with bright photographic plates showing puppets. Please note that a 1940 postcard addressed to previous owner at his Prague address is laid in.
 
Lot 3262

$50

Title: Psychological Advertising
Author: J. V. Breitwieser
Publisher: Apex Book Company
City: Colorado Springs
Year: 1915
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 167 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: Contains chapters such as "Testing and Recording the Value of Appeals," "Advertising and Habit," "Visual Factors in Advertising," " Advertising and Human Instinct," "Advertising and Suggestions," "Interest and Attention," "Honesty," "The Advertising Man and His Office."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Contains numerous illustrations.
 
Lot 3263

$20

Title: A New and Complete Statistical Gazetteer of the United States of America, Founded on and Compiled from Official Federal and State Returns, and the Seventh National Census
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Richard Swainson Fisher
Publisher: J. H. Colton
City: New York
Year: 1853
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 960 pages plus 1 page of advertisements
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to spine label. Spine cover is detached and laid in. Boards show light scuffing and minor wear at edges. Front board is detaching. Book has marbled endpapers and edges. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages show light foxing. Text is in double columns.
 
Lot 3264

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique popular novels and literature 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.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3265

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on ministry shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 3266

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on genealogy shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 3267

$175

Title: Dictionnaire nouveau et universel des langues francaise et anglaise. Avec la prononciation figuree de chaque mot: contenant plus de cinquante mille termes ou noms qui ne se trouvent point dans Boyer, Perry, Nugent, Tocquot, et les autres lexicographes, et qu'un grand nombre de connaissances utiles distinguent de tous les ouvrages quie on paru dans ce genre / A New and Pronouncing Dictionary of the French and English Languages: Containing above Fifty Thousand Terms and Names Not To Be Found in the Dictionaries of Boyer, Perry, Nugent, Tocquot, or Any Other Lexicographer. To Which Is Added a Vast Fund of Other Information, Equally Beneficial and Instructive, Never before Published in Any Work of This Genre
Author: N. G. Dufief
Publisher: T. & G. Palmer
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1810
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/872 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: Three volumes bound as one. Final section contains "Nomenclature of the Various Sects and Factions That Arose in France in consequence of the French Revolution."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leaterh. Book shows significant external wear. Front board is detached. Spine cover is detached at front edge, with loss of material to head and spine. Boards show rubbing. Pages show age toning. Pages 761 to 764 are detached. Text is in double columns.
 
Lot 3268

$130

Title: The Black Man, His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements
Author: William Wells Brown - William Wells Brown was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born into slavery in the Southern United States, Brown escaped to the North in 1834, where he worked for abolitionist causes and was a prolific writer. His novel "Clotel" (1853) is considered the first novel written by an African American; it was published in London, where he was living at the time. Brown was a pioneer in several different literary genres, including travel writing, fiction, and drama.

Lecturing in England when the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law was passed in the US, which required people in the North to aid in the capture of fugitive slaves, Brown stayed for several years to avoid the risk of capture and re-enslavement. After his freedom was purchased by a British couple in 1854, he and his family returned to the US, where he rejoined the abolitionist lecture circuit. A contemporary of Frederick Douglass, Wells Brown was overshadowed by the charismatic orator and the two feuded publicly.
Publisher: Robert F. Wallcut
City: Boston
Year: 1865
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 312 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This book was originally published in 1863. It sketches the lives of individuals Brown determined had by their "own genius, capacity, and intellectual development, surmounted the many obstacles which slavery and prejudice have thrown in their way, and raised themselves to positions of honor and influence."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce fourth edition of this title.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is solid. Front endpapers display light soiling. Previous owner's name can be seen in top margin of front flyleaf. Rear flyleaf has been excised. Pages show occasional light spotting.
 
Lot 3269

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Philosophical topics include logic, Hegel, Empedocles, ethics, and literature. 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 3270

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). In addition to estate books, included is vintage ephemera on Catskills resorts, Gettysburg, the Shakers, and a handwritten 1930 diary. 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 3271

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on New York state history shown in the corresponding image(s). Included is an 1824 edition of Diedrich Knickerbocker's (nom de plume of Washington Irving) "History of New York." 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 3272

$70

Details: This lot includes the original Civil War conscription bounty letter shown in the corresponding image. This document records a common transaction of the period, in which those who could afford it, paid others to take their place in military service, fighting in the Civil War. Letter reads as follows: "Received of Volunteer Committee of Sangamon County, Illinois, three hundred dollars, bounty for volunteering in said Sangamon County, under the call made by the President of the U. S. in July 1864. Springfield, Ill. Sept 22d 1864. Hugh Mulligan." Document bears seal in upper left corner. It measures approximately 8" x 5.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Antique document shows closed tear measuring approximately 3 inches from top edge. Crease runs from left-hand side to right-hand side across lower half of document. Bottom portion has uneven edge from being torn.
 
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