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Lot 3092

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique novels 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 3093

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

- America's Triumph: Stories of American Jewish Heroes by Dorothy Alofsin - Dated 1949 by The Union of American Hebrew Congregations - Signed Edition - Inscribed and signed by author on front pastedown. Illustrations by Louis Kabrin.
- Art in Palestine by Elias Newman - Dated 1939 by Siebel Company, Publishers - Signed by the author on half title page.
- Brief Jewish Biographies in Biblical, Post-Biblical and Talmudical Times by Max Levy - Dated 1934 by Jewish Printing Company - Signed Edition - Signed by author on half title page. Lacks front flyleaf. Interior clean and without markings.
 
Lot 3094

$10

Title: Viagem pelo fantastico
Author: Boris Kossoy
Publisher: Livraria Kosmos Editora
City: Sao Paulo
Year: 1971
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 12.5"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in laminated boards, with b&w photo to front cover. Book shows shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated.  Text is trilingual in Portuguese, English and French.
 
Lot 3095

$10

Title: Ramon Grau San Martin: Estadista, filantropo, sabio: resena de la contribucion a la unidad panamericana representada en las visitas a los Estados Unidos y a la Republica de Mexico del Honorable Senor Presidente de Cuba, entonces Presidente Electo, en el ano de 1944
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: International Business Machines Corporation
City: Unknown
Year: circa 1944
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black leather with stamped gilt lettering and ruling to front cover. Stamped map outline of the Western Hemisphere in silver also appears on front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is cracked before preface. Gilt-edged pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with photographs of the political leaders of Cuba, the United States, and to a much lesser extent, Mexico, in the mid-forties.
 
Lot 3096

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on early California history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some are limited edition special printings. 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 3097

$425

Title: The Diplomacy of the United States: Being an Account of the Foreign Relations of the Country from the First Treaty with France, in 1778, to the Treaty of Ghent, in 1814, with Great Britain
Author: Theodore Lyman Jr. - Theodore Lyman II was an American philanthropist, politician, and author, born in Boston, the son of Theodore Lyman and Lydia Pickering Williams. He graduated at Harvard in 1810, visited Europe (181214), studied law, and with Edward Everett, revisited Europe in 1817-19. From 1819 to 1822 he was aid-de-camp to the Governor of Massachusetts and became brigadier general of militia in 1823, from 1820 to 1825 he served in the State Legislature,
Publisher: Wells and Lilly
City: Boston
Year: 1826
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/379 plus 2 pages of tables
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: First systematic history of American diplomacy, that made extensive use of available archives.

"It is proper to observe that, in preparing this work, great use has necessarily been made of the collection of American state papers, and of the journals of Congress, both of the confederation, and of the present government, together with the documents, debates, &c. to be found in the Parliamentary History of Great Britain, and other works of that description. The valuable collections of the Ebeling and Warden libraries on American subjects, now in the possession of Harvard University, and the excellent collection of American tracts in the Atheneum in this town, may be consulted to advantage on any topic relative to this country." (Advertisement, Boston, April 10th, 1826)

Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition of this landmark work, considered the first historical study of American diplomacy.  Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Previous owners' names appear on endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages display occasional light foxing.
 
Lot 3098

$20

Title: First Annual Report with the Constitution, By-Laws, and Standing Rules, of the New-York Young Men's Society; Instituted in City of New-York, May, 1831
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: John T. West & Co., Printers
City: New York
Year: 1832
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 25 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique string-bound pamphlet lacks rear wrapper. Bright lime green front wrapper shows soiling and loss of upper right corner. String binding is now largely undone. Pages show foxing throughout. Final page with map of the City of New York (Lower Manhattan) shows soiling.
 
Lot 3099

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s), all of which concern American history. 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 3100

$30

Title: A History of Royal Arch Masonry
Author: Everett R. Turnbull, Ray V. Denslow
Publisher: Turnbull & Denslow
City: Trenton, Missouri
Year: 1956
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in black cloth, with gilt lettering to spines. Books show light shelfwear. Volumes are tightly bound. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaves. Endpapers display light soiling. Pages are clean and bright. Contains numerous in-text and full-page illustrations, including a number of facsimiles.
 
Lot 3101

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material is mostly Navy, including a cabinet card, photos (including the USS Knox), a print of the USS Connecticut, and paperwork signed by Brig. Gen. James L. Stewart. 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. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 3102

$80

Title: Exploration of the Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia. The Sources, Supply, and Overflow of the Nile; the Country, People, Customs, Etc. Interspersed with Many Highly Exciting Adventures of the Author, among Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Hippopotami, Rhinoceros, Antelopes, and Other Great Game of the Country; Accompanied by Expert Native Sword Hunters
Author: Sir Samuel W. Baker - Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRS, FRGS was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's South Sudan and Northern Uganda) between Apr. 1869 - Aug. 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mostly remembered as the discoverer of Lake Albert, as an explorer of the Nile and interior of central Africa, and for his exploits as a big game hunter in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Baker wrote a considerable number of books and published articles. He was a friend of King Edward VII, who as Prince of Wales, visited Baker with Queen Alexandra in Egypt. Other friendships were with explorers Henry Morton Stanley, Roderick Murchison, John H. Speke and James A. Grant, with the ruler of Egypt Pasha Ismail The Magnificent, Major-General Charles George Gordon and Maharaja Duleep Singh.
Publisher: O. D. Case & Co.
City: Hartford
Year: 1868
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 608 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Page shows faint water marking appears along top edge of initial pages. Pages otherwise display very occasional light foxing and faint smudge marks. Contains numerous in-text and full-page illustrations, as well as two well-preserved color maps, one of which is a fold-out map of the Nile tributaries.
 
Lot 3103

$20

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The theme of these antique & vintage books is American history. 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 3104

$100

Details: This lot includes the five copies of Fortune magazine from 1932 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 3105

$25

Title: Adventures in Australia: The Wanderings of Captain Spencer in the Bush and the Wilds. Containing Accurate Descriptions of the Habits of the Natives and the Natural Productions and Features of the Country
Author: Mrs. R. Lee
Publisher: Griffith and Farran
City: London
Year: c1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/336 pages plus 32 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "Sixth edition, revised"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with gilt lettering. Book shows external wear concentrated at extremities, with cracking along edges of spine. Hinges are cracked. Final two pages of table of contents are detaching. Pages show occasional foxing. Contains three plates by J. S. Prout.
 
Lot 3106

$35

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These antique books all deal with theology, the Christian religion, ministry, etc.. 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 3107

$100

Details: This lot includes the five copies of Fortune magazine from 1936 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. The cover of the May issue is heavily soiled. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 3108

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Among it is a vellum indenture from 1856, 1940s automotive and aviation materials, 1964 World's Fair materials, and a 1936 magazine for elementary school teachers. 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.
 
Lot 3109

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). All are books on the history of Cornell University. 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 soft red leather cover of the von Engeln volume has separated from the binding.
 
Lot 3110

$10

Title: And No Birds Sang
Author: Lyle Owerko - Lyle Owerko is a filmmaker and photographer whose work has ranged from Sundance Channel to Time to MTV. His photos are collected by many business, entertainment and celebrity clients, they have been used in several films including Henry Singer's "The Falling Man" and "The Omen" (2006 film), as well as books such as Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." His work is also included in the permanent archive of the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Owerko travels extensively around the world each year shooting assignments and personal work. He resides in New York City.

Publisher: Wonderlust Industries, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This is a scarce limited edition copy of this work. It is number 811 of 2000.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black cloth, with blind-stamped lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with color photographs.
 
Lot 3111

$45

Title: The Arabian NIghts: Tales from the Thousand and One Nights
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1925
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 297 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with impressive mounted color plates.
 
Lot 3112

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on early western and California history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some are signed or are limited edition special printings. 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 3113

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The include works on painting landscapes and aquatints, vaudeville, and Brazilian exploration in English, Italian, and Portuguese. 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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