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Lot 5417

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

- The War of the Rebellion with a Full and Critical History by Theodore B. Gates - Dated 1884 by P.F. McBreen
- America During and After the War by Robert Ferguson - Dated 1866 by Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer
- Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals by A Citizen Soldier - Dated 1864 by Carleton, Publisher - The boards are detached and the spine cover is lacking.
- The Color-Guard: Being a Corporal's Notes of Military Service in the Nineteenth Army Corps. by James K. Hosmer - Dated 1864 by Walker, Wise and Company - Bound in library-issued boards.
- The Story of the Guard: A Chronicle of the War by Jessie Benton Fremont - Dated 1863 by Ticknor and Fields - The front free endpaper is detached and a portion of the 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: $9.50
Lot 5418

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles:

- Johnny Gruelle's Golden Book by Johnny Gruelle - Dated 1925 by M. A. Donohue & Company
- The Singing Lady's Favorite Stories by Ireene Wicker - Dated 1934 by Whitman Publishing Company - Includes tipped-in illustrations.
- The Shire Colt by Zhenya Gay and Jan Gay - Dated 1931 by Doubleday Doran & Company
- Denslow's Animal Fair - Dated 1904 by W. W. Denslow - Some water markings and spotting.
- The Funny Little Book by Johnny Gruelle - Dated 1917 by M. A. Donohue Company
- Merry Murphy by Lang Campbell - Dated 1929 by Algonquin Publishing Company

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: $6.50
Lot 5419

$30
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are eleven volumes from Laura Lee Hope's The Bobbsey Twins series. These children's books are in excellent condition, all complete with dust jackets. With the exception of Volume 1 displaying more wear, all dust jackets are in impressive condition. 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 5420

$450
Title: Engineer and Artillery Operations Against the Defences of Charleston Harbor in 1863
Author: Q. A. Gillmore
Publisher: D. Van Nostrand
Printing Year: 1865

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in forest green leather with raised spine bands, bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges, this antique volume is a very scarce book, inscribed and signed by author General Q.A. Gillmore, describing his unsuccessful attempt to recapture Fort Sumter in 1863. The volume is illustrated with many engravings, many of which are tinted, and with several fold-out maps at the end of the work. It includes the official reports of his subordinate commanders, and a specially written essay by R. P. Parrot discussing the problems encountered with such large guns and shells.

Quincy Adams Gillmore (February 25, 1825 – April 11, 1888) was an American civil engineer, author, and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was noted for his actions in the Union victory at Fort Pulaski, where his modern rifled artillery readily pounded the fort's exterior stone walls, an action that essentially rendered stone fortifications obsolete. He earned an international reputation as an organizer of siege operations and helped revolutionize the use of naval gunnery. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board and front free endpaper detached and taped to the spine cover. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5" and contains 354 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5421

$45
Title: The History of the Navy During the Rebellion
Author: Charles B. Boynton
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Printing Year: 1868
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce history of the Navy in the Civil War. The work is illustrated with several engravings, . 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 spine cover detached from the front board and text block and the front board detached from volume one, and the spine cover and front boards detached from the text block of volume two. The text blocks of both volumes are separated in several spots, and the first few signatures are detached from volume one and the first few pages of volume two are detached. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5422

$10
This shelf lot includes the large group of literary titles shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are part of a 40,000-volume inventory that we are selling over the last half of 2010. Due to health reasons, an established online book dealer is closing his business and we are handling the marketing of his inventory through our regular auction schedule. PLEASE NOTE: the books offered in this lot are not located at our gallery and will be shipped or made available for pick-up at the consigners place of business in New Hope, Pennsylvania. 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. 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: $75.50
Lot 5423

$90
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover the topic of illustrators and illustrations. Subjects include Maurice Sendak, Kay Nielsen, Edmund Evans, and others. 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 5424

$55
This lot includes the group of Reports from the Adjutant-Generals of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio shown in the corresponding image(s). The reports in this lot include reports from Ohio from 1865 through 1869 reports from Pennsylvania from 1862 through 1867; and from New Jersey from 1861, 1863, 1865 and 1887 through 1892. 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: $16.50
Lot 5425

$35
Title: History of the United States Marine Corps
Author: Major Edwin N. McClellan, US Marines, Officer-in-Charge, Historical Section
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: 1932
Number of Volumes: Collection of six-volumes, with multiple parts per volume

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique collection is a limited edition, typed work on the US Marine Corps, of which only 200 copies were made. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 5426

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles:

- Zauberlinda the Wise Witch by Eva Katharine Gibson - Dated 1901 by Robt. Smith Printing Co. - Pictorial front boards show water marking, sunning and fading.
- The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame - Dated 1921 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Illustrated by Paul Bransom. Previous owner's handwritten note is on the half-title page.
- A Scotch Circus, The Story of Tammas Who Rode the Dragon by Tom Powers - Dated 1934 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Illustrated by Lois Lenski.
- The Dog, The Brownie and the Bramble-Patch by Margaret Baker - Dated 1924 by Duffield & Company - Classic silhouette book.
- Circus January by Elizabeth Billings Stuart - Dated 1916 by Whitman Publishing Co.

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 5427

$175
Title: The Kiltartan Wonder Book
Author: Lady Gregory
Publisher: Maunsel & Co. Ltd.
Printing Year: c1910

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with a decorative brown embossed design on the front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of sixteen Irish stories and folklore for children. The work is illustrated with eight full-page color plates by Margaret Gregory, including the frontispiece. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning and slight water markings on the boards and rubbing to the edges. The text block is solidly bound with clean, crisp pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 8.75" and contains 103 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5428

$10
This shelf lot includes the large group of books on Jazz shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are part of a 40,000-volume inventory that we are selling over the last half of 2010. Due to health reasons, an established online book dealer is closing his business and we are handling the marketing of his inventory through our regular auction schedule. PLEASE NOTE: the books offered in this lot are not located at our gallery and will be shipped or made available for pick-up at the consigners place of business in New Hope, Pennsylvania. 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. 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: $56.50
Lot 5429

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the history of the American flag:

- The National Geographic Magazine - Our Flag Number by various authors - Dated 1917 by National Geographic Society - Original wrappers bound in marbled boards.
- History of the National Flag of the United States of America by Schuyler Hamilton - Dated 1852 by Lippincott, Grambo, and Co. - Rebound in marbled boards.
- History of the Flag of the United States of America by Geo. Henry Preble - Dated 1880 by A. Williams and Company - The front and rear boards are detached from the volume and the text block is separated into sections.
- Our Flag, Origin and Progress of the Flag of the United States of America by Geo. Henry Preble - Dated 1872 by Joel Munsell - The front and rear boards are detached from the volume and the text block has come unbound.

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 5430

$40
This lot includes the group of Civil War Naval History books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include works on the sinking of the Merrimac, histories of naval battles, a handbook of the Navy, a code book for flotilla and boat squadron signals, and a book on the ships of the Navy, among other general histories of the Navy in the War. 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 5431

$225
Title: Visitation of England and Wales
Editor: Frederick Arthur Crisp
Publisher: Privately Printed
Printing Year: 1902-1921 Limited edition
Number of Volumes: Twelve-volume set (lacking volumes one through nine)

Notes: Bound in green cloth with vellum spines, gilt embossing and gilded top page edges, this antique set is a scarce description of English and Welsh genealogy. This collection is part of a limited edition set, limited to 500 copies. The work is illustrated with engravings of portraits and coats of arms of the families. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages, with deckled edges. The books measure approximately 8.5" x 11.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 5432

$50
This lot includes the original commercial printing plate privately commissioned by the Fuertes family, used to create the family's Christmas cards. This plate shows a picture of a bird and states "A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year from Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Fuertes."

A well-known painter and illustrator of birds, Louis Agassiz Fuertes was born on February 7, 1874 in Ithaca, New York. He was named after Louis Agassiz, a Harvard professor and naturalist. Growing up in Ithaca, Fuertes displayed an early interest in depicting birds. At the age of 14, he painted his first bird -- a male Red Crossbill. In 1892, he went on a family trip to Europe, where he was exposed to old master artworks, as well as many new species of birds. His parents' disapproval of painting as a career led him to enroll in Cornell University's Engineering School in 1893, from which institution he would graduate with an architecture degree, and also teach from 1923-1927. Upon graduating from college, he studied art for a year with Abbot H. Thayer, with whom he would remain in contact throughout his life. Another mentor Fuertes regarded highly was Elliot Coues, a leading ornithologist at the time. Fuertes created paintings and illustrations of birds for numerous books and magazines. For Arm & Hammer baking soda, he did a series of bird cards that were inserted into the product boxes, and which children enjoyed collecting. Fuertes was a member of several expeditions, one being the Harriman Alaska expedition in 1899, which allowed him to study and draw birds from around the world. His travels led him to explore Europe, Africa, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas. In his personal life, Fuertes married Margaret F. Sumner in 1904; they had two children. Fuertes did extensive field research, sketching birds in their natural habitats, and collecting specimens for studio resources. He had an innate ability to recreate a bird's coloring, anatomy, and position, as well as a capacity to recall precise detail from memory. Sadly, on August 22, 1927, Fuertes died when a train collided with his and his wife's car at Potter's Crossing, Unadilla, New York. "I still stick out for knowledge; good, sound, deep and appreciative knowledge as the one fundamental basic prerequisite of all art, and particularly of naturalistic art; my simple credo: it's easy, however, to believe in truth, as an abstract conception; quite another thing to discover and crystallize this truth into visible and permanent form." (Quote from: Peck, Robert McCracken. Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927). Southwest Art, Nov. 1983:142). (biography courtesy of National Museum of Wildlife Art) 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 5433

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include the work of George Bernard Shaw, Francis Bacon, Homer, and a variety of other subjects. 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: $27.50
Lot 5434

$110
Title: The Official Correspondence on the Claims of the United States in Respect to the 'Alabama'
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Printing Year: 1867

Condition/Details: Bound in purple cloth, this antique volume is a scarce collection of correspondence on the Alabama. According to the preface, "The misrepresentations of the newspapers, both English and American, of the important questions of International Law involved in the cases of the 'Alabama' and 'Shenandoa,' have rendered it necessary to bring under the notice of the Nation, in one publication, all the official correspondence on this subject." CSS Alabama was a screw sloop-of-war built for the Confederate States Navy at Birkenhead, United Kingdom, in 1862 by John Laird Sons and Company. Alabama served as a commerce raider, attacking Union merchant and naval ships over the course of her two-year career, during which she never laid anchor in a Southern port. She was sunk by the USS Kearsarge in 1864. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows external age/wear, with tape along the spine and sunning to the boards, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The first few pages, from front free endpaper to title page, are detached. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 279 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5435

$70
This lot includes the group of books on military history shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover a variety of topics, including the Insurrections, New Jersey Brigade, the Santiago Campaign, the Rainbow Division, World War I, the First Gas Regiment, and a six-volume set on the Siege of Quebec. 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: $22.50
Lot 5436

$140
Title: The Dormant and Extinct Baronage of England
Author: T. C. Banks, Esq.
Publisher: J. White
Printing Year: 1807
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce historical and genealogical work on English nobility from the Norman Conquest through 1806. The work includes several plates showing family trees, including several on fold-out pages. 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 detached boards and rubbing to the spine covers. The text blocks are solidly bound with age toned pages. The books measure approximately 10" x 12". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5437

$200
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War history titles:

- A History of the Seventy-Third Regiment of Illinois Infantry Volunteers by uncredited - Dated 1890 by Authority of the Regimental Reunion Association
- Dedication of the Monument at Andersonville Georgia, October 23 1907 by uncredited - Dated 1908 by The State
- Colorado Volunteers in the Civil War, The New Mexico Campaign in 1862 by William Clarke Whitford - Dated 1906 by The State Historical and Natural History Society
- Civil War Messages and Proclamation of Wisconsin War Governors Edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites - Dated 1912 by Wisconsin History Commission
- War Memoranda. Cheat River to the Tennessee, 1861-1862 by Colonel Charles Whittlesey - Dated 1884 by William W. Williams - In wrappers.
- The Part We Took in the Great Rebellion, Or Some History 50 Years After by a Buckeye by various - Dated 1914 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 5438

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles:

- Harlequin Eggs by Ismay Thorn - Dated c1890 by W. Swan Connenschein & Co. - Front free endpaper and fly leaf are lacking, front board is separating from the text block, and some pages are detached.
- Afternoon Tea Rhymes for Children by J. G. Sowerby & H. H. Emmerson - Dated c1880 by Thomas Nelson and Son - Some pages are detached.
- Holly Berries by Ida Wauch - Dated 1881 by E. P. Dutton & Co. - Bound in library-issued marbled boards with three quarter cloth. The front board is cracked along the gutter and some pages are detached.
- Abroad by Thomas Crane & Ellen E. Houghton - Dated c1880 by Marcus Ward & Co. - The text block is separating.
- Buds and Flowers of Childish Life Illustrated by Oscar Pletsch - Dated 1870 by George Routledge and Sons - Water markings on the boards and pages detached.
- The Only True Mother Goose Melodies - Dated 1833 by Munroe & Francis
- My Own ABC of Quadrupeds by j. W. Orr - Dated 1850 by Gates, Stedman & Co. - Lacking title page, water markings throughout.

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 5439

$15
This lot includes the group of Technique Yearbooks from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1927-29 shown in the corresponding image(s). These books show well, with decoratively designed boards and tightly bound, crisp pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 5440

$100
Title: The Ordinance of 1787 and the War of 1861
Author: Wager Swayne
Publisher: C. G. Burgoyne
Printing Year: 1892

Condition/Details: Rebound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce copy of Swayne's address, delivered before the New York Commander of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion. The work is inscribed and signed by the author to General Henry W. Slocum, a Union general during the American Civil War and later served in the United States House of Representatives from New York. The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece map of "The Old Northwest, As Now Divided Into States" and several portraits. Wager Swayne (November 10, 1834 – December 18, 1902) was a Union Army general during the American Civil War who received America's highest military decoration the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Siege of Corinth. He was also appointed military Governor of Alabama during the early days of Reconstruction, serving from 1867 to 1868 (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 age toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5" and contains 90 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5441

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on World history:

- The History of the Victoria Cross by Philip A. Wilkins - Dated 1904 by Archibald Constable & Co. - Some sunning to the spine.
- Report on the Training Systems for the Navy and Mercantile Marine of England by Lieutenant Commander F. E. Chadwick - Dated 1880 by Government Printing Office - Rebound in cloth boards. Top section of spine cover is lacking.
- The Republic of North America by Modtibolt - Dated 1868 by John Slater's Book and Job Printing - Original blue pamphlet wrappers rebound in marbled boards.
- Memoir of the Northern Kingdom by Rev. Williamson Jahnsenykes - Dated 1901 - Rebound in marbled boards.
- The American Question, and How to Settle It by uncredited - Dated 1863 by Sampson Low, Son, and Co. - Front and rear boards and front free endpaper are detached, lacking spine cover.
- Fragment and Orderly Book by Capt. Jonathan Eddy, 1755-1759 - Front and rear boards are detached.
- Travels of Canada and the United States in 1816 and 1817 by Lieut. Francis Hall - Dated 1818 by Wells and Lilly - The front board and free endpaper are detached.
- Remarks on the United States of America, With Regard to the Actual State of Europe by Henry Duhring - Dated 1833 by W. Simpkin and R. Marshall - The front and rear boards are detached and the 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: $10.50
Lot 5442

$80
Title: The Adventures of Mickey Mouse, Book Number 2
Author: Staff of the Walt Disney Studios
Publisher: David McKay Company
Printing Year: 1932

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards portraying Mickey Mouse and Pluto on the front board and Minnie Mouse and a cat on the rear board, this antique volume is the second Mickey Mouse book written and illustrated by the staff of Walt Disney Studios. The work is illustrated throughout with brightly colored drawings, and illustrated endpapers showing a map of where Mickey, Pluto and Minnie live. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing along the board and spine edges. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some water markings. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and is unpaginated. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5443

$175
Title: The United States Naval Chronicle
Author: Charles W. Goldsborough
Publisher: James Wilson
Printing Year: 1824

Condition/Details: Bound in with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is an early history of the US Navy, listed on the title page as volume one. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows external age/wear, with the rear board detached and the front board separating along the gutter. The text block is well bound with age toned pages. A portion of the outside top corner of the title page is lacking. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25" and contains 395 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5444

$100
This shelf lot includes the large group of literary titles shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are part of a 40,000-volume inventory that we are selling over the last half of 2010. Due to health reasons, an established online book dealer is closing his business and we are handling the marketing of his inventory through our regular auction schedule. PLEASE NOTE: the books offered in this lot are not located at our gallery and will be shipped or made available for pick-up at the consigners place of business in New Hope, Pennsylvania. 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. 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: $84.50
Lot 5445

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique travel and geography titles:

- New Complete Geography by M. F. Maury - Dated 1907 by University Publishing Company - Large volume, with many plates and color maps.
- The Golden Caribbean by Henry R. Blaney - Dated 1900 by Lee and Shepard
- Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun - Dated 1906 by L. C. Page & Company - Front free flyleaf and frontispiece are detached.
- Shantiniketan, The Bolpur School of Rabindranath Tagore by W. W. Pearson - Dated 1916 by The Macmillan Company - Some sunning to boards.
- The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup - Dated 1873 by Dodd & Mead

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 5446

$55
Title: The History of the Navy of the United States of America
Author: J. Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: Lea & Blanchard
Printing Year: 1839

Condition/Details: Bound in brown pebble-grain cloth with tape along the spines, this antique two-volume set is a scarce first edition of Cooper's work on the US Navy. The work is illustrated with engraved frontispiece maps. These volumes come from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show external age/wear, with tape along the spines, and are solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5447

$60
Title: The War-Ships and Navies of the World
Author: Chief-Engineer J. W. King
Publisher: A. Williams and Company
Printing Year: 1881

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in bright blue cloth with bright gilt embossing on the spine and front board, this antique volume is a scarce description of the navies of the World, with "a complete and concise description of the construction, motive power, and armaments of the modern war-ships of all the navies of the World; naval artillery, marine engines, boilers, torpedoes, and torpedo-boats." The work is illustrated with sixty-six full-page engravings. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to the spine, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 612 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5448

$45
Title: The Campaign of Santiago de Cuba
Author: Herbert H. Sargent
Publisher: A. C. McClurg & Co.
Printing Year: 1907
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce description of the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, fought between Spain and the United States on July 3, 1898. The Battle was the largest naval engagement of the Spanish-American War and resulted in the destruction of Spain's "Caribbean Squadron." (history courtesy of Wikipedia) The work is illustrated with several fold-out maps. 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 mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5449

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of biographical books 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: $28.50
Lot 5450

$50
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 illustrations for The Jolly Uncle 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. The first is an English-language version and the second is in a Slovak-language, both portray children surrounding a happy man. These panels would have been pictorial cover labels to valuable, early 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
Lot 5451

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of modern first editions 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: $28.50
Lot 5452

$25
This lot includes a prohibition-era letter sent from Romeyn Berry to L. S. Fuertes, son of Louis A. Fuertes, which makes reference to “a keg, the contents of which should be nameless.” The typed letter, signed by Berry, is on Cornell University Athletic Association letterhead and is dated April 28, 1926. The letter reads:

Mr. L. S. Fuertes,
201 Wyckoff Avenue
Ithaca, N.Y.

Dear Chub:
As you may recollect Book and Bowl is meeting at the Berr House on Thursday night, May 6th and I want you, if you will be so good, to act as Steward.
I have procured through the good offices of a mutual friend, whose name connotes both the most beautiful woman in the world and collars and cuffs, a keg, the contents of which should be nameless. Although I am very old and have had a vast amount of experience, I never attacked one of these things and I don’t know how. I am told that you are an expert. May I rely upon you to do the tapping and also to procure the necessary implements to that end and also to keep your dammed little mouth shut. Tell you papa so he will be sure to come.
Faithfully yours,
Romeyn Berry

Romeyn Berry was an American sports administrator. Nicknamed "Rym," Berry attended Cornell University, graduating in 1904 and earning a law degree in 1906. During his senior year, Berry was elected to the Sphinx Head Society and editor of the Cornell Widow with George Jean Nathan as business manager. In 1905, Berry composed the lyrics for the Cornell song “The Big Red Team,” thereby dubbing Cornell athletics "The Big Red." Berry later became the Graduate Director of Cornell Athletics from 1919 to 1935. During these years, Berry also served as graduate manager of the Cornell University Glee Club. In 1932, he was president of the Eastern Collegiate Baseball League, and he was named to the American Olympic Committee in 1938. He was inducted into the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame in 1980. Berry was succeeded as athletic director by James Lynah.
Well-known among Cornell alumni for his wit, Berry contributed to the Cornell Alumni News, The Ithaca Journal, The New Yorker, The American Agriculturalist, and Cornell football game programs. He also authored Dirt Roads to Stoneposts (1949), Stoneposts in the Sunset (1950), and Behind the Ivy (1950).

The letter shows some age indications, with the top left corner slightly folded under and some sunning to the paper. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5453

$30
This lot offers an original, antique Mickey Mouse ceramic planter produced by Walt Disney Productions The piece features Mickey himself, in cowboy garb, standing next to a group of cacti. The back side of the planter bears impressed text which reads, " (c) ." This piece is in admirable condition with some age/wear indications, the colors show very well with little or no fading, some areas of the glaze show crazing. The piece stands approximately 6.75" tall and is approximately 6.5" long. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
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