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Lot 5001

$130
Title: The Pictorial Battles of the Civil War, Illustrated By Upwards of 1000 Engravings
Editor: Benjamin LaBree
Publisher: The Sherman Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1884
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in original brown cloth with bright gilt and black embossing on the front boards and spines, this antique set is a scarce collection of engravings of the American Civil War, from sketches by Thomas Nast, Colonel Robert B. Beath, Hon. W. C. Carrington, and many other artists. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show well, with some external age/wear. The first volume shows some rubbing to the boards and spine edges. The spine cover of the second volume shows some wear, with the bottom 4-5 inches detached along the front board, and some wear to the top of the spine, and water markings on the front board. The text blocks are well bound with age toned pages and some minor chipping to a few page edges. The books measure approximately 12" x 17". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5002

$1200
This large, like-new portfolio is a limited edition of the Mother Goose Collection by Serigrafia Limited, with six brightly colored un-bound prints portraying the nursery rhymes of Mother Goose. This portfolio is one of 300 limited edition works, with the prints on museum quality Rives BFK paper. Each print is pencil-signed by some of the most well-known artists of the time - Maurice Sendak, Chris Van Allsburg, Barry Moser, Seymour Chwas, Daniel Pelavin and Guy Billout, with short biographies on each. The collection includes prints of Mother Goose, The Tarts, Around the Green Gravel, The Kilkenny Cats, The Cat and the Fiddle, and Three Children on Ice, each with a tissue-paper guard sheet. The portfolio, measuring 22" x 28.5", is half purple and half navy cloth, with a decorative design on front with the title. Mounted inside of the front portfolio board is a raised, thick paper board, listing the rhymes that are illustrated in this collection. This piece shows beautifully, with very minor wear indications, including some slight rubbing to the outside of the portfolio and along the bottom of the mounted paper board, and some slight creasing to the corners of some of the prints. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 5003

$60
Title: Little Soldier Boys
Author: uncredited
Publisher: McLoughlin Bros.
Printing Year: c1900

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff paper pictorial wrappers, this antique volume is a very scarce children's alphabet book mounted on linen in mint condition. This volume comes directly from the archives of McLoughlin Bros. and has never been circulated. The work shows excellently, with brightly colored illustrations and poems describing each letter of the alphabet, each referring to soldiers and the army. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5004

$650
Title: An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties, and Literature of Negroes; Followed With an Account of the Life and Works of Fifteen Negroes & Mulattoes, Distinguished in Science, Literature and the Arts
Author: H. Gregoire
Publisher: Thomas Kirk
Printing Year: 1810

Condition/Details: Bound in the original paper boards, this very scarce antique volume provides an early look into racial relations around the World. The work was written by H. Gregoire in French and translated by D. B. Warden. This is the first translated edition, written in response to Thomas Jefferson's State of Virginia.

Often dubbed the most important American book published before 1800, Notes on the State of Virginia is both a compilation of data and a vigorous and often eloquent argument about the nature of the good society, which Jefferson saw incarnated by his beloved state of Virginia. In Notes we find some of Jefferson's most memorable statements of belief in such political, legal, and constitutional principles as the separation of church and state, constitutional government, checks and balances, and individual liberty.
In Queries 14 and 18 Jefferson writes on emancipation, African Americans, and the demoralizing effects of slavery on society. In Query 14, titled "Laws", Jefferson makes pseudo scientific attempts to explain and justify African American deportation and indirectly American chattel slavery by reference to what he called "the real distinctions which nature has made" between people of Caucasian descent and people of African descent. In Query 18, titled "Manners", Jefferson describes what he believes to be the hostile impact of slavery on people and children. Many of Jefferson’s controversial racial opinions included stereotypes of African Americans. Jefferson used pseudo scientific terminology and derogatory language when describing African Americans in terms of physical beauty and intelligence. According to Jefferson, differences in physical beauty and intelligence in African Americans and Whites was immovable or "fixed in nature", thus making any scientific inaccuracies secondary.
On August 17, 1808, Jefferson was sent a copy of the book, An Enquiry Concerning the Intellectual and Moral Faculties and Literature of Negroes written by Henri-Baptiste Grégoire, Abbé Grégoire, a French Abolitionist. In the book Grégoire systematically refutes all the major arguments for the inferiority of blacks, countering them with examples showing how blacks and black societies possess the same elements of intellect and civilization found in white societies. Its examples of African-American achievement, especially the biographical listings in Chapter VII, remained a standard source for abolitionist writings throughout the nineteenth century.
Jefferson responded openly and favorably to Grégoire on February 25, 1809. While not completely reversing his opinions on African Americans, Jefferson proposed that the Rights of African Americans should not be dependent on intelligence and claimed that Africans had "respectable intelligence." Jefferson, however, did not reverse his opinions that African Americans were inferior in reasoning intelligence and physical beauty to White Americans. (courtesy of wapedia.mobi)

The volume in this lot comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows some age indications, and has been recased. The pages have deckled edges and some handwritten notes from previous owners. Overall, the volume shows wonderfully, with fine patina. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 9" and contains 253 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5005

$55
Title: An Exposition of the Natural System of the Nerves of the Human Body
Author: Charles Bell
Publisher: H. C. Carey & I. Lea
Printing Year: 1825

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards, this antique volume is a scarce early medical work, with three detailed engravings, two of which fold-out. Sir Charles Bell (Born November 1774, in Edinburgh - Died 28 April 1842, in North Hallow, Worcestershire) was a Scottish anatomist, neurologist, surgeon and natural theologian. His father was a clergyman in the Scottish Episcopal Church who died when Bell was a small child. One of his three older brothers was John Bell (1763-1820), also a noted surgeon and writer. From his medical studies, a number of discoveries were named after him: Bell's (external respiratory) nerve (the long thoracic nerve); Bell's palsy (a unilateral idiopathic paralysis of facial muscles due to a lesion of the facial nerve); Bell's phenomenon (an upward movement of the eye and the eyelid which occurs when a person affected with Bell's paralysis tries to close the eye); Bell's spasm (involuntary twitching of the facial muscles); and Bell-Magendie law or Bell's Law (states that the anterior branch of spinal nerve roots contain only motor fibers and the posterior roots contain only sensory fibers). The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine and the front board cracked along the hinge. The text block is well bound with age toned pages. The previous owner's bookplate is inside of the front board and previous owners' signatures and handwriting are on the title page and front board. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.75" and contains 165 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5006

$45
This lot features the following piece of signed artwork: Sendak In Philadelphia museum exhibit

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1995
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 18" by 24"

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

This is an original full-color poster for the installation of an interactive Sendak exhibition at the Please Touch Museum and a joint retrospective of Maurice Sendak’s art with reference to his influences at the Rosenbach. This uncommon poster illustrates a Colonial-stylized Wild Thing “William Penn” standing atop City Hall flanked by Max and another Wild Thing. The work (Hanrahan C25) is in excellent condition, signed on the "dome" inside illustration. It should be noted that all of the Sendak posters in this auction come directly from the artist's own archive. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5007

$750
Title: Notes on The Colours of the National Guard, With Some Incidental Passages of the History of the Regiment
Author: Asher Taylor
Publisher: An Amateur Press
Printing Year: 1864 Limited edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively rebound in red cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce volume on the Seventh New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, dedicated to "Colonel Marshall Lefferts and his officers and men, the gentlemen of the seventh regiment, who, on the 19th of April, 1861, so gallantly rallied around the colours of the National Guard." This volume is a limited edition, numbered 52 of 67. The work is illustrated with many mounted photographs and engravings of important individuals. The volume also comes with several pages of various colors: yellow, brown, light blue, etc. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5008

$175
Title: A Complete Body of Heraldry
Author: Joseph Edmondson
Publisher: The Author
Printing Year: 1780
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: This large antique set, bound in library-issued cloth boards with a leather spine label with gilt embossing, is a scarce history of the heraldry, with a study on the origin of armories; the coats of arms of sovereign princes and states; a catalog of the orders of knighthood; and the arms of counties, cities, boroughs and towns in England and Wales; among other topics. The work is illustrated with frontispieces and engravings throughout. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show external age/wear, with the boards detached from the spine and the top half of the spine cover lacking on volume two. The text blocks are solidly bound with age toned pages. The books measure approximately 11.5" x 18.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5009

$375
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: F. O. C. Darley
Medium: Original drawing
Year: 1840
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 8" by 6"

Details/Condition: This piece features a signed original drawing by renowned artist F. O. C. Darley, portraying a horse next to a wooden cart. The drawing contains various shades of grey watercolor, creating a sense of depth. The work contains Darley's signature in the bottom left corner with the date 1840. The drawing is mounted on a scrap piece of paper, which, according to a handwritten note on the back, was torn from Mr. Darley's scrapbook.

Felix Octavius Carr Darley (1821–1888), often credited as F. O. C. Darley, was an American painter in watercolor and illustrator, known for his illustrations in works by well-known 19th century authors, including: James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Clement Clarke Moore. After being exposed early to the Neo-classical style of John Flaxman, Darley began his career as an illustrator in Philadelphia in 1842. Following a sketching trip west of the Mississippi during the summer of that year, he produced outline drawings that were adapted into lithographs appearing in Scenes in Indian Life (1843). His early book illustrations were published in periodicals such as Democratic Review and Godey's Magazine. Working in line drawing, lithography and wood- and steel-engraving, his first major success was his series of illustrations for John Frost's Pictorial History of the United States (1844). (biography courtesy of Wikipedia and answers.com)

The work shows well, with light age indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5010

$30
This lot includes the pair of unused panels for books shown in the corresponding image(s). We surmise that these panels were meant to be pasted down onto the covers of the books in question. Both provide illustration for titles by Lothar Meggendorfer (November 6, 1847 in Munich – July 7, 1925 in Munich), a German illustrator and writer known for his superb pop-up books. One reads Merry Company, A Funny Movable Toybook and shows a clown banging on a drum, standing with a band, and immediately behind a carnival barker. The other is entitled Comic Actors: A New Movable Toybook and portrays a man wearing 18th-century attire and a large pince-nez playing the violin. These would then have been pictorial cover labels to valuable, early mechanical books. These panels come from the archives of the original German publisher: J. F. Schreiber (of Esslingen, an area just outside of Stuttgart). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5011

$55
Title: The War With the South, A History of The Late Rebellion
Author: Benjamin G. Smith and Robert Tomes
Publisher: Virtue & Yorston, Publishers
Printing Year: 1862
Number of Volumes: Two-volume set (lacking volume three)

Notes: Decoratively bound in maroon cloth with three quarter leather, bright gilt embossing, raised spine bands, and gilded page edges, this antique set is a scarce work on the Civil War published during the War, with biographical sketches of leading statesmen and distinguished naval and military commanders. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show external age/wear, with the rear boards detached and rubbing to the boards, spine and leather. The text blocks are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 9.25" x 11.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5012

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Civil War battles:

- Maine at Gettysburg, Report of Maine Commissioners by The Executive Committee - Dated 1898 by uncredited publisher - This large volume is lacking its spine cover.
- A Narrative of the Campaign in the Valley of the Shenandoah in 1861 by Robert Patterson - Dated 1865 by Sherman & Co. - The front board is detached and spine cover is lacking.
- The Battle of Atlanta and Other Campaigns, Addresses, Etc. by Major-General Grenville M. Dodge - Dated 1910 by The Monarch Printing Company - Bound in original green wrappers.
- Gettysburg Then and Now, The Field of American Valor by John M. Vanderslice - Dated 1899 by G. W. Dillingham Co. - Decoratively bound and includes fold-out color map.
- The Regular Brigade of the Fourteenth Army Corps by Frederick Phisterer - Dated 1883 by uncredited publisher

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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: $10.50
Lot 5013

$275
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War titles on the Confederacy:

- The Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 by John Christopher Schwab - Dated 1901 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- Historical Sketches of the Chatham Artillery by Charles C. Jones, Jr. - Dated 1867 by Joel Munsell - Title page is detached.
- The South Vindicated by Hon. James Williams - Dated 1862 by Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green
- The Partisan Leader by Beverly Tucker - Dated 1861 by Rudd & Carleton - Two-volume set, rebound in marbled boards.

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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: $9.50
Lot 5014

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of children's titles illustrated by Kate Greenaway:

- A Day in a Child's Life Illustrated by Kate Greenaway - Dated c1881 by George Routledge and Sons - Previous owner's signature inside front board.
- Under the Window Pictures & Rhymes for Children by Kate Greenaway - Dated c1880 by McLoughlin Bros. - Some pages are separating from the text block.
- Under the Window Pictures & Rhymes for Children by Kate Greenaway - Dated c1880 by George Routledge - Some pages are separating from the text block and the rear free endpaper is lacking.
- Language of Flowers Illustrated by Kate Greenaway - Dated c1900 by Frederick Warne & Co.
- Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes Illustrated by Kate Greenaway - Dated c1900 by Frederick Warne and Co.
Kate Greenaway (Catherine Greenaway) (London, 17 March 1846 – 6 November 1901) was an English children's book illustrator and writer. Greenaway was the third in the triumvirate of Victorian children's book illustrators who worked with Edmund Evans, who produced Under the Window. Through a costly process that involved the photographing of her dainty water-colors on to wood blocks, Evans was able to present all of the charm of Greenaway's idyllic pastoral scenes and seemingly enchanted children. Against expert publishing advice Evans printed a first edition of 20,000 copies, which immediately sold out. It was a triumph for him as well as for Greenaway. Greenaway became one of the most adored illustrators of her time, though her artwork is not considered as great as Crane or Caldecott, though she was extremely popular. She never developed much understanding of the anatomy of the human figure; the limbs in her drawings are often mere appendages to her clothes. In fact her real genius was for inventing and designing clothes and accessories which inspired not only devoted readers and countless imitators, but also a persistent fashion in children's dress. Her sweet, eighteenth-century children in their quaint costumes made the name Kate Greenaway synonymous with style, catapulting her into fame, and she seems to have been about the only English artist who was ever the fashion in France. (biography courtesy of iupui.edu)


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: $4.50
Lot 5015

$25
This lot includes the original commercial printing plate privately commissioned by the Fuertes family, used to create the family's Christmas cards. This plate portrays a fireplace scene and states "A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year from Mr. and Mrs. Louis Agassiz Fuertes."

This printing plate shows well, mounted on a wooden block. Provided with this description is a photograph of the reverse of the plate. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5016

$130
Title: Hospital Transports. A Memoir of the Embarkation of the Sick and Wounded from the Peninsula of Virginia in the Summer of 1862
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
Printing Year: 1863

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of hospital records, published at the request of the Sanitary Commission. The Peninsula Campaign (also known as the Peninsular Campaign) of the American Civil War was a major Union operation launched in southeastern Virginia from March through July 1862, the first large-scale offensive in the Eastern Theater. The operation, commanded by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, was an amphibious turning movement intended to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond by circumventing the Confederate States Army in Northern Virginia. McClellan was initially successful against the equally cautious General Joseph E. Johnston, but the emergence of the aggressive General Robert E. Lee turned the subsequent Seven Days Battles into a humiliating Union defeat. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages, with slight water marking and rubbing along the page edges. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 7.25" and contains 167 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5017

$30
This lot includes the group of French books on the American Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). The lot includes a three-volume set translated into English, History of the Civil War in America, by the Comte de Paris; a two-volume set La Guerre D'Amerique, by Marius Fontane; the Campagnes de Virginie et de Maryland en 1862, by Ferdinand Lecomte; and Les Etats - Unis en 1861, Un Grand Peuple Qui Se Releve, by Agenor de Gasparin. This lot of books comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain stamps and markings. 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: $18.50
Lot 5018

$40
This lot includes the group of miniature children's books in wrappers shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include The Adventures of Bonzo, Cottontail Twins, Dick Whittington and His Cat, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Uncle Wiggly and the Red Spots, Uncle Wiggly and the Peppermint, Children's Days in Japan (from the Tourist Library) and My Dolly. 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: $4.50
Lot 5019

$120
Title: An Accurate Historical Account of All the Orders of Knighthood at Present Existing in Europe
Author: An Officer of the Chancery
Publisher: J. White
Printing Year: c1800
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in original paper boards with deckled page edges, this antique set is a scarce history of knighthood. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show external age/wear indications. The books have been stored in handmade paper jackets, which show wear and tearing and have left impressions on the front and rear endpapers. The original paper boards show wear, with some tearing, and the spine covers are lacking, with the titles handwritten on the spines. The books are well bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5020

$275
This auction lot includes the following group of antiques titles on the Mexican-American War:

- The Home Squadron Under Commodore Conner in the War with Mexico by Philip Syng Physick Conner - Dated 1896 by uncredited publisher - Bright blue boards show some sunning. The volume includes a tipped-in handwritten note from Conner.
- History of the War Between the United States and Mexico, from the Commencement of Hostilities to the Ratification of the Treaty of Peace by John S. Jenkins - Dated 1853 by Derby and Miller - Rebound in brown cloth boards.
- The Mexican War and its Warriors by J. Frost - Dated 1848 by H. Mansfield - This volume, with color frontispiece, is lacking its spine cover, the front board is detached and the text block is separated into two pieces.
- Our Army at Monterey by T. B. Thorpe - Dated 1847 by Carey and Hart - This volume shows wear, with the front and rear boards and free endpapers detached, and the spine cover lacking.

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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: $7.50
Lot 5021

$40
This lot includes the group of antique college songbooks shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include songbooks from Barnard College, Delta Epsilon, Gamma Phi Beta, Cornell University, Brown University, New York University, Delta, Kappa Epsilon, Wesleyan University, New Jersey College for Women, Williams College, Yale University, and Mount Holyoke. 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 5022

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War titles:

- Rebel Brag and British Bluster by Owls-Glass - Dated 1865 by The American News Company - The front board is detached and the spine cover is lacking.
- The War in the United States by Ferdinand Lecomte - Dated 1863 by D. Van Nostrand - Front board, free endpaper and title page are detached.
- Patriotism in Poetry and Prose by Thomas Buchanan Read, et al - Dated 1865 by J. B. Lippincott - Front board and free endpaper are detached, spine cover is lacking.
- The Yankee Conscript; or, Eighteen Months in Dixie by George Adams Fisher - Dated 1864 by J. W. Daughaday - Rebound in library-issued boards.
- The Light and Dark of the Rebellion by uncredited - Dated 1863 by George W. Childs - Front board and free endpaper are detached.

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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: $4.50
Lot 5023

$40
Title: The Peerage of Ireland: Or, A Genealogical History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom
Author: John Lodge, Revised by: Mervyn Archdall
Publisher: James Moore
Printing Year: 1789

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a history of the genealogy of Ireland's nobility. This book is volume seven of a seven-volume set. The work is illustrated with engravings of the paternal coats of arms, numbered from 7 to 50. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to boards and spine, and the front and rear boards detached. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some pencil drawings on some engravings and the rear endpapers. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.25" and contains 293 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5024

$140
This single issue lot features the following issue:

Title: The Crypt of Terror
Publisher: EC Comics
Issue Number: 19
Issue Date: 1950

Notes:This piece is a great early example of the classic and controversial EC Comics horror line of the 1950's. It is the third and final issue of the series before the title change to Tales From the Crypt. Stories included in this issue are Ghost Ship, art by Al Feldstein; The Hungry Grave art by Graham Ingels, his first work in Crypt; Cave Man, art by Johnny Craig; and Zombie art also by Craig who provided the cover. This piece also includes an introduction by the Crypt-keeper. This comic was very well cared-for and is in impressive, intact condition with a small tear and a small chip out of the front cover and very light age/wear indications. A great candidate for CGC grading. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5025

$250
This shelf lot includes the group of Civil War regimental histories shown in the corresponding image(s), featuring works on Vermont, Michigan, the Hampton Battery, Iowa and Massachusetts regiments. This lot of books comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain stamps and markings. 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 5026

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War titles:

- The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865 by Frank Moore - Dated 1865 by Peter Fenelon Collier
- Report of the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn. by Major Gen. W. S. Rosecrans - Dated 1863 by Government Printing Office - Front and rear boards are detached, water markings are present. The volume includes the two original fold-out maps, showing wear with some tears.
- General Orders of the War Department, Embracing the Years 1861, 1862, & 1863 by Thos. M. O'Brien & Oliver Diefendorf - Dated 1864 by Derby & Miller - Two-volume set, with boards detached and spine covers lacking.
- Thrilling Stories of the Great Rebellion by Charles S. Greene - Dated 1866 by John E. Potter & Co. - Front board and free endpaper are detached and spine cover is lacking.

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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 5027

$30
Title: In Candyland
Author: Elsie Jean
Publisher: The John Church Company
Printing Year: 1921

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff paper wrappers with a decorative illustration on the front, this antique volume is a very scarce collection of children's music, with verses by Elsie Jean, illustrations by Julie and music by Mana Zucca. Listed on the title page is a price of Two Dollars. The volume contains pieces of music about different candies, each preceded by an illustration and the first verse of the song. The volume shows some external age/wear, with some sunning to the wrappers, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.25" x 12" and contains 57 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5028

$15
This lot includes the group of 7 Boy Scouts of America books shown in the corresponding image(s) with a 1942 Air Scout Manual, 1944 Scout Field Book and the Handbook for Boys from 1948, 49, 54 and 57(2). 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: $9.50
Lot 5029

$60
This lot includes the group of books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this cover a variety of topics, including merchant marines, Yankee ships, the War of 1812, the Coast Guard and more. This lot of books comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain stamps and markings. 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 5030

$250
This auction lot includes the following group of Civil War-related titles:

- A Historical Account of the Neutrality of Great Britain During the American Civil War by Montague Bernard - Dated 1870 by Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer - Front free endpaper is detached, front board has been taped inside along the gutter.
- The Genesis of the Civil War, The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861 by Samuel Wylie Crawford - Dated 1887 by Charles L. Webster & Company - Decoratively bound, with bright gilt embossing.
- Gregg's Cavalry Fight at Gettysburg, Historical Address by William Brooke-Rawle - Dated 1884 by uncredited publisher - In original wrappers, protected in pamphlet binder. Front free endpaper is detached.
- Descriptive Key to the Painting of the Repulse of Longstreet's Assault at the Battle of Gettysburg by John B. Bachelder - Dated 1870 by John B. Bachelder - Front board, free endpaper, and fold-out map are detached.
- The Prisoner of State by D. A. Mahony - Dated 1863 by Carleton - Lacking spine cover, front board is splitting along the seam.

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain stamps and markings. 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: $10.50
Lot 5031

$130
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on Jazz shown in the corresponding image(s). Over a series of auctions, we will be offering an inventory of approximately 35,000 books which we are selling on behalf of a bookstore which has been closed due to health reasons. PLEASE NOTE: the books in this lot are not located at our gallery in Ithaca, New York and will be shipped from the bookstore location in Carversville, Pennsylvania. Alternatively, the books can be picked up at that location, in which case the shipping charge will be waived. The books in this shelf lot 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: $240.50
Lot 5032

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include various issues of New World Writing and New American Review. The New World Writing issues in this lot include works from several important contributors, such as E. E. Cummings, Henry Miller, Upton Sinclair and more, as well as several important volumes, such as the seventh issue, which contains the first chapter of Catch-22 (originally named Catch-18). The New American Review featured authors such as Woody Allen, Ralph Ellison and more. 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 5033

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the Civil War:

- The Army of the Potomac: Its Organization, Its Commander and Its Campaign by Prince de Joinville - Dated 1862 by Anson D. F. Randolph - In original wrappers, stored in protective pamphlet binder.
- Iowa and the Rebellion by Lurton Dunham Ingersoll - Dated 1866 by J. B. Lippincott & Co. - Boards are detached and a portion of the spine cover is lacking.
- The First Year of The War in America by Edward A. Pollard - Dated 1863 by George Philip & Son
- The Potomac and the Rapidan by Alonzo H. Quint - Dated 1864 by Crosby and Nichols - Lacking portions of the spine cover, front board and free endpaper are detached.
- The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter by Commander R. Semmes - Dated 1864 by Carleton, Publisher - Spine cover is detached along the front board.

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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: $9.50
Lot 5034

$140
Title: Delaware Archives, Military
Author: uncredited
Publisher: The Public Archives Commission of Delaware
Printing Year: 1911-1916
Number of Volumes: Complete five-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of military and navy records of Delaware, including war rolls from the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Delaware Militia through 1827. The work includes several plates of signatures of the officers. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show external age/wear, with some detached boards and spine covers, and loose hinges. The text blocks are overall well bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8.25" x 11.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 5035

$30
This lot includes the group of books on Ithaca, New York shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include four antique issues of Tattler from Ithaca High School, an antique issue of the Tattlerette, a book on the nature of the Finger Lakes, and two histories of Ithaca. 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 5036

$45
Title: The Tempest
Author: William Shakespeare
Illustrator: Arthur Rackham
Publisher: Doubleday Page
Printing Year: 1926

Condition/Details: Bound in the original black cloth boards with gilt lettering. Shakespeare's final play lustrated with seventeen of twenty color tipped in plates and twenty-five drawings in black and white. The volume shows external age/wear with light foxing, a repaired spine and some spotting on the boards, it is solidly bound with clean plates. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 185 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5037

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on US history:

- Proclamations for Thanksgiving by uncredited - Dated 1858 by Munsell & Rowland - Spine cover is tearing.
- The Hamilton Facsimiles of Manuscripts in the National Archives Relating to American History by uncredited - Dated 1896 by The Public Opinion Company - This volume is part I, "The Monroe Doctrine, Its Origins and Intent."
- Report of a Committee of the Lords of the Privy Council on the Trade of Great Britain with the United States by uncredited - Dated 1888 by Department of State
- Military Records of Schoharie County Veterans of Four Wars by George H. Warner - Dated 1891 by Weed, Parsons and Company - The front board and the several signatures of pages are detached, and the spine cover is lacking.
- English and French Neutrality and The Anglo-French Alliance in Their Relations to the United States & Russia by Rev. C. B. Boynton - Dated 1864 by C. F. Vent & Co. - The volume is lacking its spine cover, the front board has been taped to the spine and the rear board is detached.
- The Intercourse Between the United States and Japan by Inazo (Ota) Nitobe - Dated 1891 by The Johns Hopkins Press

This group of volumes comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. 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 5038

$45
Title: History of the Second War Between the United States of America and Great Britain
Author: Charles J. Ingersoll
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
Printing Year: 1852
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in blind stamped brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce early history of the War of 1812. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show some external age/wear, with rubbing to the spine and board edges, and the boards separating along the gutters. The text block of the second volume is separated into two sections. The first volume is well bound. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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