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Lot 4142

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique travel titles:

- Haunted London by Walter Thornbury - Dated 1865 by Hurst and Blackett - This volume is cracked along the front board seam, and the front free endpapers are detached.
- Holiday Haunts by uncredited - Dated 1922 & 1924 by Paddington Station London - Two volumes, in original wrappers, travel guides for England & Wales.
- The Universal Traveller: Designed to Introduce Readers at Home to an Acquaintance with the Arts, Customs and Manners of the Principal Modern Nations on the Globe by Charles Goodrich - Dated 1847 by Gurdon Robins
- Guienne, Notes of an Autumn Tour by Algernon Taylor - Dated 1879 by C. Kegan Paul & Co.
- A Shopping Guide to London by Thelma H. Benjamin - Dated 1930 by Robert M. McBride & Company

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4143

$10
This lot includes the group of non-fiction books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes include works on Lord Macaulay, the early American novel, a two-volume set on the Amberley papers, a two-volume set on Madame De Stael, utopias, and a work by Aldous Huxley on religion and politics, among other works. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 4144

$10
This lot includes the group of antique titles on British history shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include With Kitchener to Khartum, Victorian Days in England, A History of the Chartist Movement and Britain and the Boers. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes, with some age/wear indications. Some of the volumes include original fold-out maps. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 4145

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique US history titles:

- Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War - Dated 1876 by John L. Murphy - This large volume shows wear, with the spine cover, front board and rear board detached from the text block and the first signature of pages detached.
- The War With the South, A History of The Late Rebellion by Robert Tomes - Dated 1862 by Virtue & Yorston - Volumes two and three only.
- Digest of Opinions of the Judge Advocate General of the Army Edited by Major W. Winthrop - Dated 1868 by Government Printing Office - The volume shows water markings and the bottom portion of the spine cover is separating from the spine.
- Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker by John Weiss - Dated 1864 by D. Appleton & Company - Two-volume set. The boards and spine cover of volume one are detached, and the top portion of the spine cover is lacking, and the boards of volume two are beginning to separate.

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4147

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on English history:

- Encyclopedia of the British Empire Edited by C. W. Domville-Fife - Dated c1920 by Rankin Brothers Limited - Three-volume set, decoratively bound in red cloth boards with bright gilt embossing. The first volume is lacking the top half of its spine cover.
- Memoirs of Horace Wallace Edited by Eliot Warburton - Dated 1852 by Colburn & Co. - Two-volume set, bound in library binding, with marbled boards and three quarter leather. The volumes show wear, with the front and rear boards detached and the spine covers lacking.
- Charles the Second in The Channel Islands by S. Elliott Hoskins - Dated 1854 by Richard Bentley - Two-volume set, shows wear, with detached boards and lacking spine covers.
- The Merry Monarch; or, England Under Charles II by W. H. Davenport Adams - Dated 1885 by Remington & Co. - Two-volume set.

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4148

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique biographies and memoirs:

- Albert Brisbane, A Mental Biography by Redelia Brisbane - Dated 1893 by Arena Publishing Company
- Life of Sir Robert Dudley by John Temple Leader - Dated 1895 by G. Barbera
- Memoires du Prince de Talleyrand by Le Duc de Broglie - Dated 1891 by Calmann Levy - Two-volume set in library bindings, boards are splitting or detached.
- Memoir, Letters and Remains of Alexis de Tocqueville - Dated 1862 by Ticknor and Fields - Two-volume set, spine covers are detached, boards are detached or split.

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 4150

$45
This lot includes the vintage, native headdress shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece, likely of Southeast Asian or South American origin, is a primitive beaded headdress, with a decorative hammered metal back, strung beads, beaded on shells, and dyed hair tassels. This piece shows well, with very little wear. . To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

This lot comes from the collection of photographer Fernand Fonssagrives. Fernand Fonssagrives (June 8, 1910 - April 23, 2003), born near Paris, France, was a fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s when he took pictures for Town and Country and Harper's Bazaar magazines known for his 'beauty photography'. The native Frenchman lived the last 30 years of his life in Little Rock, Arkansas. His later pictures featured female nudes with patterns of light on their skin. He was a professional dancer, one of the top photographers in NYC and at one point the highest paid photographer in New York. He was an award winning sculptor working in Bronze, and an avid painter who wrote prolifically. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 4151

$25
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include The Highway and its Vehicles, The Motor Routes of England, My First Summer in the Sierra, My India, Portraits of Places and A Pocket Guide to French Morocco. The books in this lot are ex-library books. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4152

$30
This lot includes the group of decorative antique juvenile series books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes five Western titles by Edward S. Ellis, three titles by Oliver Optic and two miniature volumes, Stories for the Little Ones and The Fireside Angel. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4153

$10
This lot includes the group of catalogs and other ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is mostly related to the artist Carolyn Tyson, including pamphlets of poetry by her, a watercolor signed by her in '69, and catalogs from displays of her artwork, as well as the artwork of many other artists.

This lot comes from the collection of photographer Fernand Fonssagrives. Fernand Fonssagrives (June 8, 1910 - April 23, 2003), born near Paris, France, was a fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s when he took pictures for Town and Country and Harper's Bazaar magazines known for his 'beauty photography'. The native Frenchman lived the last 30 years of his life in Little Rock, Arkansas. His later pictures featured female nudes with patterns of light on their skin. He was a professional dancer, one of the top photographers in NYC and at one point the highest paid photographer in New York. He was an award winning sculptor working in Bronze, and an avid painter who wrote prolifically.

Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 4155

$30
Title: Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College with Annals of the College History
Author: Franklin Bowditch Dexter
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Printing Year: 1885-1911
Number of Volumes: Five-volume set, covering graduates from 1701-1805

Notes: Bound in bright blue cloth with decorative gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce work providing biographical information on the earliest graduates of Yale University, from the year of its founding, 1701, through 1805. The ex-library volumes show some external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 4156

$30
Title: Maryland in the World War, 1917-1919
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Maryland War Records Commission
Printing Year: 1933
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a rare, complete set of military and naval service records from Maryland during World War I, with a folio containing five fold-out maps. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4157

$15
This lot includes the group of books on World history shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include titles on English homes, Westminster Abbey, American soldiers, and the American Red Cross in Europe. The lot also includes three titles from the series "Studies and Documents on the War" on World War One, including How Germany Seeks to Justify Her Atrocities, Germany Theory and Practice of War, and How Austria-Hungary Waged War in Serbia. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 4158

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage science magazine compilations:

- Chemical and Engineering News by various authors - Dated 1940-1942 by Mack Printing Company - Three-volume bound set, printed during World War II, with engineering and chemical news related to the War.
- The New Flora and Silva edited by E. H. M. Cox - Dated 1929-32, 1939-40 by Dulau & Co. Limited - Five-volume bound set, four volumes covering 1929-1932 and one volume from November 1939 through August 1940.

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 4159

$650
Title: To Kill A Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1960

Condition/Details: Bound in brown boards with light green cloth spine and in the original dust jacket, this vintage volume is a rare edition of the classic work signed by Harper Lee on the front free endpaper and inscribed "To Eddy With My Best Wishes, Harper Lee." The volume states it is the 18th impression on the copyright page, with nineteenth impression stated inside of the dust jacket. The volume shows light external age/wear, with slight rubbing to the jacket and extremities of the boards, and a small water stain on the front board. A small portion of the jacket is lacking at the top of the spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean, crisp pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25" and contains 296 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4160

$150
This auction lot includes the following group of antique automobile titles, from the collections of The Henry Ford:

- En Route, A Descriptive Automobile Tour Through Nine Countries & Over Nineteen Great Passes of Europe by Roy Trevor - Dated 1908 by Edward Stanford - Illustrated with 96 illustrations by the author and three maps. The front and rear boards are splitting at the seam.
- Motor Cars and the Application of Mechanical Power to Road Vehicles by Rhys Jenkins - Dated 1902 by T. Fisher Unwin - Includes 100 illustrations of cars.
- Poor Me. The Diary of a Motor Car on a Journey from Durban to the Cape by Vera Friedlander - Dated 1911 by The Argus Printing and Publishing Company
- We Visit Old Inns by Mary Harrod Northend - Dated 1925 by Small, Maynard & Company
- Connecticut Motor Vehicle Register - Dated 1915 by The State Publishing Company - In original wrappers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4161

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

- Sir Robert Peel, from His Private Papers Edited by Charles Stuart Parker - Dated 1891 by John Murray - Three-volume set.
- The Girlhood of Queen Victoria, A Selection From Her Majesty's Diaries Between the Years 1832 and 1840 Edited by Vicount Esher - Dated 1912 by Longmans, Green & Co. - Two-volume set, decoratively bound.
- London Up To Date by George Augustus Sala - Dated 1894 by Adam and Charles Black
- An Historical and Descriptive Guide to Warwick Castle, Beauchamp Chapel, Kenilworth Castle, Guy's Cliff and Stoneleigh Abbey by Henry T. Cooke - Dated 1851 by Henry T. Cooke

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 4162

$70
Title: Men From Earth
Author: Buzz Aldrin
Publisher: Flat Signed Press

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in black leather with gilt page edges, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce work signed by the author and astronaut Buzz Aldrin. This volume has been carefully sealed in plastic with a certificate of authenticity from Flat Signed Press with Buzz Aldrin's signature. The volume shows very well, and is like new in the protective plastic. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4163

$35
This very large shelf lot includes the group of theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.5250
Lot 4164

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on education:

- Wartime Relations of the Federal Government and the Public Schools, 1917-1918 by Lewis Paul Todd - Dated 1945 by Teachers College, Columbia University
- First Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the State Normal School to the New Hampshire Legislature - Dated 1871 by Orren C. Moore
- Stories of the Colleges, Being Tales of Life at the Great American Universities Told by Noted Graduates - Dated 1901 by J. B. Lippincott Company
- Humorous School Dialogues, Suitable for the Schoolroom or the Amateur Stage by - undated by De Witt - Original wrappers stored in protective cover. Text block is detached from wrappers.
- The Alsacian Schoolmaster by MM. Erckmann-Chatrian - undated by Ward, Lock, and Tyler - The spine cover is lacking, boards are splitting along the spine.

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 4165

$10
This lot includes the group of books on World history shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover a variety of topics, including Shakespeare's church, Sir William Temple, London and Britain, as well as a Civil List from New York, among other books. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4166

$25
Title: The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal
Author: Dr. Brewster and Professor Jameson
Publisher: Archibald Constable and Company
Printing Year: 1819

Condition/Details: Bound in light aqua paper boards with three quarter leather, this antique volume is a scarce view of "The progress of discovery in natural philosophy, chemistry, natural history, practical mechanics, geography, statistics and the fine and useful arts, for June....October 1819." The work is illustrated with several plates and fold-out illustrations and charts. The ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with only remnants of the three quarter leather and tape along the spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 8.5" and contains 436 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4167

$25
This lot includes the group of French works on automobiles shown in the corresponding image(s), from the collections of The Henry Ford. The volumes include early manuals from 1907-1917, a piece on trucks and tractors and a manuel on the Delco ignition, among other works. This lot features a 1900 copy of Manuel Theorique et Pratique de L'Automobile Sur Route and an early volume of Du Char Antique a l' Automobile (undated, c1900). Also featured is a 1977 signed copy of La France et L'Automobile by Charles Bishop. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 4168

$15
This shelf lot includes the large group of Lithuanian 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 bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $60.50
Lot 4169

$45
This very large shelf lot includes the group of books on World War I shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $57.50
Lot 4171

$35
This lot features the following group of Autocar antique magazine issues, from the collections of The Henry Ford:

Issue Dates: January 1920 - March 1920
Approximate Number of Issues: 23

Notes: Autocar is a weekly British automobile magazine published by Haymarket Motoring Publications Ltd. It is the oldest surviving car magazine in the world. The publication was launched as The Autocar "in the interests of the mechanically propelled road carriage" on 2 November 1895 when, it is believed, there were only six or seven cars in the United Kingdom. L. J. K. Setright suggests in his book on the social history of the motor car, that the magazine was set up as an organ of propaganda for Harry J. Lawson, who was an early journalist on the magazine, and the founder of the Daimler Motor Company. It claims to have invented the road test in 1928 when it analyzed the Austin 7 Gordon England Sunshine Saloon. It continues publishing weekly. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Overall, the magazines in this lot show very nicely with front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. The magazines contain many original advertisements and pictures of classic automobiles. This is one of several lots of antique Autocar magazines from the 1910s and 1920s in our current catalog, please review the remaining lots for more details. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4172

$15
This lot includes the group of reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are on a variety of topics, including religion, anarchism, education, English, law, and more. The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 4173

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

- The Northern Courts; Containing Original Memoirs of the Sovereigns of Sweden and Denmark by John Brown - Dated 1818 by Archibald Constable and Co. - Volume one only.
- Medieval Popes, Emperors, Kings and Crusaders by Mrs. William Busk - Dated 1854 by Hookham & Sons - Volume one only.
- The River and the Desart by Miss Pardoe - Dated 1838 by Henry Colburn - Volume two only.
- The French Revolution by Hipployte Adolphe Taine - Dated 1897 by Henry Holt and Company - Three-volume set in library binding.

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4174

$200
Title: The Present Peerages: With Plates of Arms and an Introduction to Heraldry
Author: Joseph Edmondson
Publisher: J. Dodsley
Printing Year: 1785

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather and carefully stored in a handmade paper dust jacket with title handwritten on spine, this antique volume is a very rare collection of English, Scottish and Irish arms, with an introduction on arms and a dictionary of terminology. The work is illustrated with 86 pages of plates of arms and three pages of plates in the introduction, all present in this volume. Following the plates of arms are descriptions of each. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society. The volume shows some external age/wear, the hand made paper jacket appears to be adhered to the boards, but has split along the spine cover. The spine has been taped underneath the paper jacket. The book is solidly bound with age toned pages. Many of the pages of plates and text are printed on a slant. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 428 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4175

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

- Leslie's Official History of the Spanish-American War - Dated 1899 by General Marcus J. Wright, War Records Office - This oversized volume is a compilation of photographs and illustrations of the war. The work is "supplemented with fullest information respecting Cuba, Porto Rico, the Philippines and Hawaii. Their commerce, climate, productions, history and people."
- The Vesuvius Eruption of 1906, Study of a Volcanic Cycle by Frank A. Perret - Dated 1924 by Carnegie Institution of Washington - Illustrated with many photographs and engravings.
- The Greatest of Expositions, Completed Illustrated - Dated 1904 by Official Photographic Company of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition - Illustrated with many photographs. The spine cover is detached from the text block, and the text block is split into the separate signatures.
- Private Binding of Engravings - Dated c1880 - This collection of engravings includes many illustrations of important historical figures, including Andrew Jackson, the Emperor and Empress of Austria, Charles IV, Samuel Morse, Cleopatra and many more. The engravings in this collection appear to have been excised from other volumes and privately bound together.

The books in this lot are ex-library volumes. Unless otherwise noted, the books are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
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