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Lot 2001

$325

Title: Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization. Volume VIII, for the Year 1864. - Various
Author: Various
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 848 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is a compilation of Harper's Weekly magazines including issues from January 2, 1864 to December 31, 1864. This compilation volume from the third year of the Civil War featuring illustrations from prominent artists of the time. Includes many folding plates. The volume is bound in cloth boards with leather spine cover and stamped gilt lettering on the spine.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The front board is separating. The interior pages show mild age toning. The plates are clean and bright. Mild to moderate signs of rubbing.
Lot 2002

$600

Title: Cabinet Maker's Album of Furniture; Comprising a Collection of Designs for the Newest and Most Elegant Styles of Furniture.
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Henry Carey Baird, Industrial Publisher
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1868
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 48 plates
Width: 10.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: This antique volume features wood-working. Illustrated with forty-eight large and beautifully engraved plates of tables, bed frames, mirror frames, and cabinets. Bound in cloth boards with blindstamped designs with gilt lettering on the front.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear. Signs of rubbing to the exterior. The binding is sound and the plates are clean.

This volume has been collated and contains 48 plates, following the title page and table of contents.
Lot 2003

$130

Title: Following the Equator A Journey Around the World
Author: Mark Twain - Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel". (Courtesy Wikipedia)

Publisher: The American Publishing Company
City: Hartford, Connecticut
Year: 1897
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 712 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This decorative antique volume features literature. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Bound in cloth boards with stamped designs and gilt lettering.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear. Signs of library labeling. The boards are clean and the designs shows brightly. The binding is sound.
Lot 2004

$200

Title: Atlas of Frederick County Maryland. From actual Surveys by and Under the Directions of D.J. Lake, C. E.
Author: D. J. Lake []
Publisher: C.O. Titus & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1873
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 73 maps, plus 2 folding maps and advertisements
Width: 13.75" Height: 15.5"
Book Details: This antique volume features geography. Illustrated with colored maps. Two folding maps located in the rear of the book. Bound in cloth boards with gilt stamped lettering.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows moderate signs of wear and age. The boards are separating and present. The color maps are clean and clear. Laid in antique newspaper clippings. Front board is separated and present.
Lot 2005

$45

Title: Dans les Tenebres de l'Afrique: Recherche, Delivrance et Retraite d'Emin Pacha
Author: Henry M. Stanley - Sir Henry Morton Stanley, GCB, born John Rowlands, was a Welsh journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. Upon finding Livingstone, Stanley allegedly uttered the now-famous greeting, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Stanley is also known for his search for the source of the Nile, his work in and development of the Congo Basin region in association with King Leopold II of Belgium, and commanding the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. He was knighted in 1899.
Publisher: Librairie Hachette et Cie.
City: Paris
Year: 1890
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: 518; 482
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details: 2V This set of two decorative French-language antique volumes is bound in half leather red morocco with gilt tooling on the marbled paper hardboards and gilt tooling and lettering on the raised bands spines. The fore- and bottom page edges are deckled. The pastedowns are of marbled paper.

This stated 3rd edition set contains 150 engravings and 3 large color maps and 1 folding table. Each volume has a frontispiece with tissue guard.

These volumes contain Stanley's account as the leader of the controversial Emin Pasha Relief Expedition of 1886-1889.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show very nicely with mild signs of age and handling which include slight soiling, scratches, scuffing and edgewear to the covers and foxing and toning to pages. The page blocks are firmly bound. Inner hinges are cracked but not separated. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2006

$55

Title: Speedy in Oz
Author: John Rea Neill - John Rea Neill was a magazine and children's book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baum's, Ruth Plumly Thompson's, and three of his own.[1] His pen-and-ink drawings have become identified almost exclusively with the Oz series. He did a great deal of magazine and newspaper illustration work which is not as well known today., Ruth Plumly Thompson - Ruth Plumly Thompson was an American writer of children's stories.

She had already published her first children's book, The Perhappsy Chaps, and her second, The Princess of Cozytown, was pending publication when William Lee, vice president of Baum's publisher Reilly & Lee, solicited Thompson to continue the Oz series...Between 1921 and 1939, she wrote one Oz book a year.

Thompson's contributions to the Oz series are lively and imaginative, featuring a wide range of colorful and unusual characters.
Publisher: The Reilly & Lee Co.
City: Chicago
Year: c. 1934
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 298
Width: 7" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in cloth with a paper inlay cover image and black stamping on the spine. There is illustration on the pastedown and flyleaf.

The volume is adorned with 12 color plates including the frontispiece, along with numerous full and double page illustrations and ornaments by John R. Neill.

"Speedy in Oz (1934) is the twenty-eighth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the fourteenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson.

"This book features yet another island which floats in the sky: Umbrella Island, which flies by virtue of a huge umbrella with lifting and shielding powers.

"Speedy (from The Yellow Knight of Oz) returns for another adventure. While inspecting a dinosaur skeleton, Speedy is blown by a geyser into the air. The skeleton comes magically to life and becomes Terrybubble, a live dinosaur skeleton. Terrybubble and Speedy land on Umbrella Island." (Courtesy Wikipedia).

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows nicely with a typical range of moderate signs of age and wear. The cover shows edgewear, scuffs and scratches and very slight soiling. The front inner hinge is cracked and the page block is separated from the spine cover but intact. The pages show slight toning and very occasional foxing. The color plates are clean and bright. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2007

$35

Title: The Sporting Dictionary, and Rural Repository of General Inormation upon Every Subject Appertaining to The Sports of the Field.
Author: William Taplin
Publisher: For Vernor and Hood, Longman and Rees, J. Scatcherd, J. Walker, and J. Harris
City: London
Year: 1803
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set is bound in later cloth covered boards with leather spine labels. The work on sporting and hunting with terms needed for the activity. The work is adorned with illustrated plates, mostly of horses. Both volumes feature sportsman on their horses with hound dogs on the frontispiece.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows mild to moderate age and wear to the exterior boards with soiling and rubbing. This volume has been rebound. The interior pages and plates show mild to moderate age toning with occasional foxing.
Lot 2008

$35

Title: From Tee to Cup By Four Masters
Author: Denny Shute , Gene Sarazen , Johnny Revolta , Ralph Guldahl
Publisher: Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
City: Unknown
Year: September 1937
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This antique volume features First Signed Edition sports. Signed by "Ralph Guldahl." This is a review of golf with photographs and definitions.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear. The binding is sound and the boards are clean. The pages are unmarked.
Lot 2009

$30

Details: This lot consists of an antique map of Brabant, by De Wit, circa 1680.

This engraved map features hand coloring and colored outlines. The map is from "Atlas Universel", possibly a Delamarche edition.

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Size in frame: 29.5 x 25.75".
Condition / Notes: This 17th century map is in remarkable condition for its age and shows a typical range of signs of age and handling which includes toning and creases. Map has not been seen out of frame. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2010

$225

Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
Author: Ulysses S. Grant - Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877) following his highly successful role as a war general in the second half of the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; having effectively ended the war and secession with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. As president he led the Radical Republicans in their effort to eliminate all vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery. Upset over uncontrolled violence in the South, President Grant effectively destroyed the Ku Klux Klan in 1871 (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This antique set of two volumes features American history. Includes a facsimile folding letter, issue guarded frontispieces, and maps. Bound in cloth boards with gilt designs and lettering.
Condition / Notes: These volume show nicely with moderate signs of wear and age. The facsimile letter is complete. The bindings are sound.
Lot 2011

$80

Title: Historiarum Ab Urbe Condita Libri
Author: Titi Livii Patavini - Titus Livius—known as Livy in English—was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people – Ab Urbe Condita Libri (Books from the Foundation of the City) – covering the period from the earliest legends of Rome before the traditional foundation in 753 BC through the reign of Augustus in Livy's own time. He was on familiar terms with the Julio-Claudian dynasty, advising Augustus's grandnephew, the future emperor Claudius, as a young man not long before 14 AD in a letter to take up the writing of history. (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: Iansonium
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1635
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1052
Width: 3.25" Height: 5.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in parchment covered boards and hand-titled on the spine "Historiae Romanorum".

This volume features an engraved title page and a lovely tailpiece on the last page. The book has a commentary section starting on page 1024 which is entitled "L.Flori: Breviaria in Titi Livii Patravini Libros qui defiderantur."

Livy's History of Rome, sometimes referred to as Ab Urbe Condita, is a monumental history of ancient Rome, written in Latin, between 27 and 9 BC. by the historian Titus Livius...The work covers the period from the legends concerning the arrival of Aeneas and the refugees from the fall of Troy, to the city's founding in 753 BC, the expulsion of the Kings in 509 BC, and down to Livy's own time, during the reign of the emperor Augustus. The last event covered by Livy is the death of Drusus in 9 BC. About 25% of the work survives. (Courtesy Wikipedia).

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows very nicely with typical age-toning. The front board on the parchment cover is very clean, with some scuffs and soiling on the rear, and the lettering on the spine is highly visible. There are small pencil marks on the front endpapers as well as an ink inscription on the verso of the endpaper flyleaf. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2012

$1900

Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade): Scene, the Mississippi Valley; Time, Forty to Fifty Years Ago
Author: Mark Twain - Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "The Great American Novel". (Courtesy Wikipedia)

Publisher: Dawson Brothers, Publishers
City: Montreal
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 366 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique volume features First Canadian Edition literature. This copy of "Huckleberry Finn" is adorned with one-hundred and seventy-four illustrations.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The hinges are brittle and separating. The binding is sound. The illustrations are clean and clear.
Lot 2013

$55

Details: This lot consists of an antique viewbook of Genoa.

The volume is titled "Souvenir de Genes" in French. It was produced in Milan by A. Berterelli & Co., c. 1900. This volume contains 15 vibrant chromolithographic plates of the environs, plazas, ports, castles and monuments of Genoa, Italy. The plates are captioned with the Italian names. The volume is bound with a twisted red and white cord with tassel. The pictorial front wrapper shows a seaside tower and is signed "Stab. Armanino. Genova".

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Sheets: 12.25 x 9". Images: 9.25 x 6.25" (both portrait and landscape).
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows very nicely for its age with vibrant illustrations on remarkably clean sheets and only mild toning on pages and cover. There are light fingering marks in the margins of some plates which do not protrude into the image, with mild bumps to the corners of some pages. The upper corner of the front wrapper has a diagonal crease and previous owner marks or initials. The lower corner has a small chip which does not protrude into the image. The volume has been protected with a clear plastic dust jacket. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2014

$200

Title: Histoire des Juifs, depuis Jesus-Christ Jusqu'a Present
Author: Jacques Basnage - "Jacques Basnage De Beauval was a celebrated French Protestant divine, preacher, linguist, writer and man of affairs. He wrote a History of the Reformed Churches and on Jewish Antiquities." (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: Henri Scheurleer
City: The Hague
Year: 1716
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 15 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: 15V This decorative antique set is leatherbound in contemporary calf. There is gilt tooling all around the edges of the boards. The spines feature ornate gilt tooling and lettering in each panel and on the bands, with morocco labels. The volumes also feature red page edges marbled paper pastedowns.

The text is accompanied by 9 engraved vignettes and 6 foldout tables and illustrations, including the Sefirot. There is an author table and table of contents at the start of the first volume, and an index at the end of the last.

History of the Jews, from Jesus-Christ to 1716.

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show very well for their age. They show mild signs of age and wear which include toning and foxing to the pages and scuffs and edgewear to the covers. A few volumes have cracked inner hinges, and several show a partial crack on the outer hinge with slight rubbing. Inscribed on each title page, on either side of the word "des", is the phrase "Parfait Nuefville". The first volume contains dealer marking on the endpaper, and other volumes may contain marking or annotations from previous owners. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2015

$140

Book Details: This group of seven books feature bookbinding history and reference, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group includes: Bodleian Library, Oxford "Fine Bindings 1500-1700 from Oxford Libraries" C.1968; Edith Diehl "Bookbinding Its Background and Technique" Volumes 1&2; and Guild of Book Workers C.1988 "Bound to Vary, A Guild of Book Workers Exhibition of Unique Fine Bindings on the Married Mettle Press Limited Edition of Billy Budd, Sailor".

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2016

$90

Title: Pavli Comitoli Pervsini Societatis Iesv Theologi, Responsa Moralia, in VII Libros digesta; quibus, que in Christiani Officy rationibus videntur ardua as difficilia, enucleantur.
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Sumptibus Horatij Cardon
City: Lvgdvni (London)
Year: 1609
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 846 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This antique volume features theology. The title roughly translates to: "Pauli Comitoli Pervsini Company lesv theologians Answers moral digested with 7 books; Of these reasons, it seems that the Christian officy as too steep, enucleantur." Seven books are bound in to this one large volume. Bound in full vellum boards with hand written spine label.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The spine cover is torn. The pages are clean and unmarked.
Lot 2017

$70

Book Details: This group of three antique books feature theology, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group includes: "La Covronne De L'Anne'E Ou Meditations" C.1678; Richard Steele "The Romifh Ecclefiaftical History of Late Years" C.1714; and "Histoire De L'Institvtion Et Dv Progrez" C.1647.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with significant signs of age and/or wear.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2018

$80

Book Details: This group of six books feature British history, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group includes: John Jorrocks "Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jollities" C.1924; John Timbs "Clubs and Club Life in London" C.1872; and Walter Besant "London" C. 1892.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2019

$70

Book Details: This group of decorative antique books feature theology, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and of His Virgin Mother Mary" (Richard Brennan); "The Holy Bible, Containing The Authorized Edition of the New Testament, A.D. 1611...;" and "New Devotional and Explanatory Pictorial Family Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments..." Two volumes include genealogies.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear. "The Life of Our Lord and Saviour..." boards are separated and present. Signs of moderate rubbing. The chormolithographic plates show vibrantly.
Lot 2020

$40

Book Details: This group of six volumes feature collectible vintage and antique estate books, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group includes: John Bunyan "The Pilgrims Progress" C. 1856, re-cased; William Osler, M.D. "The Principles and Practice of Medicine" C.1892, Special edition; and Edward W. Hobbs "How to Make Old-Time Ship Models" C.1936.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear. "Pilgrim's Progress" is re-cased.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2021

$50

Title: The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.
Author:
Publisher: Published by William Durell and Co.
City: New York
Year: 1809
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This antique set five volumes features literature. Bound in full leather boards with stamped designs to the extremities. Marbled endpapers.
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The front hinges are hyperextended. The pages are age toned. The bindings are sound.
Lot 2022

$10

Book Details: This lot consists of the books shown in the corresponding images. Titles, authors, and subject matter include: Theology; "Go To Heaven" Fulton Sheen; The Soul Of Jesus; Evangelism; The Antichrist; "What of To-Day?" Vaughn; Mysticism; Prophecies; The Way of Divine Love; and more.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2023

$20

Title: The Correspondence of the Late John Wilkes with his Friends: Printed from the Original Manuscripts in which are Introduced Memoirs of his Life
Author: John Almon - "John Almon was an English journalist and writer on political subjects, notable for his efforts to secure the right to publish reports on the debates in Parliament.

He was born in Liverpool and came to London, where in 1761 he was a reporter for the Gazetteer, and published "A Review of Mr. Pitt's Administration," which was popular with the opposition. In 1770 he reprinted a letter of "Junius", for which he was put on trial and by a jury found guilty, although it is unclear what, if anything, what his punishment.

During the American Revolution, he published a monthly series of papers entitled "The Remembrancer on events in America." In 1784 he established a newspaper, the General Advertiser, but it was unsuccessful. He published "Biographical, Literary, and Political Anecdotes" in 1797, and his Correspondence with friend John Wilkes appeared posthumously." (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Burt Franklin
City: New York
Year: 1970
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: 5V This vintage set features cloth bindings with gilt lettering on the spines and a gilt-stamped image of a guillotine. The first volume is adorned with a frontispiece.

These volumes are a facsimile printing of the 1804-5 originals.

From the preface:
"The editor's acquaintance with Mt. Wilkes began in...1761...and was continue on the most friendly, affectionate, and confidential terms, till his death, in December, 1791. During that period no material circumstance occurred in the condition of either that was not mutually known."

"John Wilkes (17 October 1725 – 26 December 1797) was an English radical, journalist, and politician...In 1771, he was instrumental in obliging the government to concede the right of printers to publish verbatim accounts of parliamentary debates. In 1776, he introduced the first bill for parliamentary reform in the British Parliament.
During the American War of Independence, he was a supporter of the American rebels, adding further to his popularity with American Whigs. In 1780, however, he commanded militia forces which helped put down the Gordon Riots, damaging his popularity with many radicals. This marked a turning point, leading him to embrace increasingly conservative policies which caused dissatisfaction among the progressive-radical low-to-middle income landowners. This was instrumental in the loss of his Middlesex parliamentary seat in the 1790 general election. At the age of 65, Wilkes retired from politics and took part in progressive social reforms such as Catholic Emancipation in the 1790s following the French Revolution. During his life, he earned a reputation as a libertine." (Courtesy Wikipedia).

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Condition / Notes: These vintage volumes show nicely. The block edges show some toning. There are some scuffs on covers, as well as library/dealer markings on front endpapers. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2024

$80

Book Details: 3V This group of antique books features fraternal brotherhood reference & history as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in this group include: "The Odd-Fellows Manual" (1858); and "Mackey's Revised Encyclopedia of Freemasonry" Vols. I & II.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear including toning and foxing, cracked hinges, scuffs and scratches, edgewear, slight soiling, previous owners' signatures, annotations and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2025

$90

Title: Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country
Author:
Editor: William Cullen Bryant - William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1872
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.5" Height: 13"
Book Details: This antique decorative set of two volumes features American natural history. Illustrated with many full page tissue guarded plates. Bound in full leather boards with gilt lettering on the covers. Raised band spines.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show nicely with mid to moderate signs of wear and age. Signs of rubbing to the exterior. The plates are clean and unmarked.
Lot 2026

$800

Title: I Sarcofagi Cristiani Antichi
Author: Giuseppe Wilpert - Joseph Wilpert, born in Eiglau near Bauerwitz, Silesia, died in Rome, was a German Christian archaeologist. (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana
City: Roma
Year: 1929-1936
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 14.25" Height: 19.25"
Book Details: 5V These antique Italian language folios, 3 volumes bound into five, feature cloth binding with lettering to front covers and to the spines, with an artistic font. Each title page bears the Papal arms of Pope Pius XI.

The text is accompanied by black and white photographic reproductions which show Christian sarcophagi from the mid-second century through the sixth century with stunning images and symbols carved into marble or stone. These volumes feature hundreds of figures and full page plates.

Wilpert's monumental and comprehensive study of early Christian sarcophagi and funerary art was published as a fitting sequel to his earlier work: "Die Malereien der Katacomben Roms*" (The Paintings in the Catacombs of Rome). The author traces the development of early Christian art and demonstrates that Christian images arose from their Greco-Roman environment. The images and symbols splendidly reproduced in the plates show how art and imagery conveyed theological concepts and reflected historical circumstances pertinent to the growth of Christianity. (Courtesy Eric Chaim Kline ABAA ILAB).

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show very nicely with mild signs of age and handling which include light toning and foxing, occasional bending to folio cover corners, and marking or bookplates from previous owners/dealers. There are some creases and slight distortion to the front pages of the second part of Vol. I. Some pages may be excised. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2027

$100

Title: The Works of James Fenimore Cooper
Author: James Fenimore Cooper [September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851]
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1896
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 18 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This antique set of eighteen volumes features literature. Each volume includes frontispieces. Uniformly bound in maroon cloth, with top edges gilt.
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The bindings are firm and sound. The tissue guarded frontispieces are clean. The boards are clean.
Lot 2028

$35

Book Details: This group of five antique books feature theology, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Holy Bible"c.1826; Henry Hunter "Sacred Biography vol 5" C.1803; and "Bunyan's Complete Works" c.1862.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. Significant foxing "The Works of John Bunyan"

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2029

$90

Book Details: This group of eleven vintage and antique books features children's literature, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group includes: Isabel Wyatt "King Beetle-Tamer" C.1963; John Farrar "Songs for Johnny Jump Up" C.1930; and Adaptation from Juliana Horatia Ewing "The Brownies" C.1946.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2030

$45

Title: The Flatey Book and Recently Discovered Vatican Manuscripts Concerning America as Early as the Tenth Century.
Author:
Editor: Papal Secretary of State , Royal Danish Sanction
Publisher: Norrcena Society
City: London
Year: 1908
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 176 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: This antique volume features history. From the title page: "Documents now published for the first time, which establish beyond controversy the claim that North America was settled by Noresmen five hundred years before the time of Columbus." This volume presents a facsimile of each page of the original manuscript with Icelandic text and Danish and English translations following.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild signs of wear and age. The pages are clean and the text is clear. The binding is firm. Mild signs of rubbing.
Lot 2031

$40

Title: Le Philosophe Chretien, ou Discours Moraux
Author: Mr. Formey
Publisher: Chez les Freres Bruyset
City: A Lyon
Year: 1752
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 463 pages
Width: 4" Height: 7"
Book Details: This antique volume features French philosophy. The title roughly translates to: "The Christian Philosopher, or Moral Discourse." Bound in full leather with decorative gilt spine and raised bands.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The binding is sound. Mild age toning. The marbled endpapers are clean.
Lot 2032

$40

Book Details: This group of three antique books features French theology, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group includes: R.P. Alexandr E. Piny "Loraison De Coeur" C.1688; "Retraitte Pour Les Religieux Et Les Religieuses" C1694; and "Introduction A La Vie Devote De Saint Francois"


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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with moderate to significant signs of age and/or wear. This includes toning, edge wear and rubbing/worn leather bindings.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2033

$40

Title: La Vie de Monsieur de la Salle, Pretre, Docteur en Theologie, ancien Chanoine de l'Eglise Metropolitaine de Rheims, & Instituteur des Freres des Ecoles Chretiennes
Author: P. J. Cl. Garreau - Father Jean-Claude Garreau
Publisher: Chez Laurent Dumesnil Imprimeur Libraire, rue de l'Ecureuil
City: A Rouen
Year: 1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 606 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in full leather featuring raised bands on the spine cover with gilt tooling and leather spine label on the panels. The work contains two volumes bound as one, containing approbations and "Permission du Roi" at the rear of the volume. The title loosely translates to English as "The Life of Monsieur de la Salle, Priest, Doctor of Theology, former Canon of the Metropolitan Church of Rheims, and Teacher of the Brothers of the Christian Schools".

John Baptist de La Salle (April 30, 1651 – April 7, 1719) was a French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church and the patron saint of teachers. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume show mild to moderate signs of age/wear with edgewear and cracking to the boards as well as light soiling. The interior hinges are slightly cracked and the title page shows signs of previous repair. The interior pages show nicely with milf age toning.
Lot 2034

$225

Title: New York Tribune
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Greeley & McElrath
City: New York
Year: 1855
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 16.5" Height: 21.5"
Book Details: This antique volume, which consists of issues of the New-York Daily Tribune from 1855 bound into a single volume, features a leather spine and marbled paper boards.

"The New-York Tribune was an American newspaper, first established by Horace Greeley in 1841. Between 1842 and 1866, the newspaper bore the name New-York Daily Tribune.[1] From the 1840s through the 1860s it was the dominant Whig Party and then Republican newspaper in the U.S. The paper achieved a circulation of approximately 200,000 during the decade of the 1850s, making it the largest in New York City and perhaps the nation. The Tribune's editorials were widely read and helped shape national opinion.
In 1924 it was merged with the New York Herald to form the New York Herald Tribune, which in turn ceased publication in 1966." (Courtesy Wikipedia).

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Condition / Notes: The antique newspapers in this volume have survived nicely and show a typical range of toning, foxing, and edgewear to some pages. The binding shows considerable wear and the leather spine cover is heavily worn and separated from the bands. There are some small pencil markings. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2035

$35

Details: This lot comprises a large collection of antique and vintage estate ephemera and books.

Approximately 60+ pieces, consisting of materials such as:

Vintage National Geographic maps; vintage travel books and pamphlets; cards; vintage mini-cookbooks; Charles F. Adams "Thoughts of Other Men" (signed); antique periodicals; Joys of Jell-O; annotated antique railroad photograph; and more.

Individual material in this lot vary in size, ranging up to: 10" by 13".
Condition / Notes: These materials show well, with mild to significant age and wear. Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes and ephemera in person. Conditions such as creasing, and mild soiling occasionally visible.
Lot 2036

$60

Book Details: 6V This group of antique books features children's literature as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group includes: "In The Miz" (1904) by Grace Ward; "Marcella: A Raggedy Ann Story" (c. 1929) by Johnny Gruelle; and "Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass" (Hurst & Co.) by Lewis Carroll with illustrations by John Tenniel.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear including toning and foxing, cracked spines or hinges, partially separated pages, scuffs and scratches, edgewear, small losses to binding opr spine covers, slight soiling, previous owners' signatures, annotations and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2037

$10

Title: Pocket Library of the World's Essential Knowledge
Author: Various Authors
Editor: Henry Cook Hathaway, A.B.
Publisher: Funk and Wagnalls Company
City: New York and London
Year: 1929
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: 10V This decorative antique set, complete in 10 volumes, is bound in red cloth with gilt tooling and lettering on the spines.

The set features volumes on History, Science, Philosophy, Literature and Business.

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show very nicely with mild signs of age and wear which include toning to the pages and scuffs, edgewear and very slight soiling to the covers. These volumes may contain light annotations and previous owner markings. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 2038

$80

Book Details: This group of twelve antique books features literature and children's literature, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: Lord Macaulay "Critical and Historical Essays" C 1875; Robert Louis Stevenson "St. Ives" C.1908; John Bunyan "The Pilgrim's Progress"; Anna M. Scott "The Flower Babies Book" C.1914 Illustrated by M.T. Penny Ross; and Margaret Mitchell "Gone With The Wind" C.1936.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2039

$110

Title: The History of The United States, From Their Colonization to the End of the Twenty-Sixth Congress, in 1841.
Author: George Tucker
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1856
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: This antique decorative set of four volumes features history. Covering notable subjects such as "Pocahontas," "African Slaves Introduced," and "Monroe in France" just to name a few. Bound in marbled boards with leather spines and raised bands.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show nicely with mild signs of wear and age. Signs of rubbing to the exterior. Volume II and III spine tops are moderately tearing. The bindings are sound.
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