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Lot 5152

$650
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: F. O. C. Darley
Medium: Original drawing
Year: c1870
Dimensions: Frame measures 24" by 19"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a pen and sepia ink drawn book illustration from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter by renowned artist F. O. C. Darley, titled "Hester Prynne and Daughter at Water's Edge." The work contains Darley's signature in the bottom left corner.

Felix Octavius Carr Darley (18211888), 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)

According to a handwritten note on the back of the frame, this drawing contains a note written in hand, not in Darley's handwriting, "This design was, I think, the first one Mr. Darley made for 'The Scarlet Letter' - he decided to make a series to be published in portfolios and for reproduction made the designs larger than this one. Not quite such delicate work." This note is not evident on the front of the drawing. The work shows beautifully in the frame, with light age indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $19.50
Lot 5153

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

- History of the Confederate States Navy by J. Tomas Scharf - Dated 1887 by Rogers & Sherwood - The front and rear boards are detached, and the spine cover is lacking.
- The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe by James D. Bulloch - Dated 1884 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Two-volume set. The boards are separating along the gutters or are detached.
- A Rebel War Clerk's Diary of the Confederate States Capital by J. B. Jones - Dated 1866 by J. B. Lippincott & Co. - Two-volume set. The boards are separating along the gutters or are detached.
- Life in the South: From the Commencement of the War by A. Blockaded British Subject - Dated 1863 by Chapman and Hall - Two-volume set. The boards are separating along the gutters or are detached, and one of the spine covers 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: $15.50
Lot 5154

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

- History of the Second Army Corps in the Army of the Potomac by Francis A. Walker - Dated 1886 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865 by Edward P. Tobie - Dated 1887 by Press of Emery & Hughes
- History of the First Regiment of Heavy Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers by Alfred Seelye Roe and Charles Nutt - Dated 1917 by The Regimental Association - Some water markings are present.
- History of the First New Hampshire Regiment in the War of the Revolution by Frederic Kidder - Dated 1868 by Joel Munsell - The spine cover is splitting from the boards.
- First Reunion of the Army of the Tennessee and Its Four Corps by uncredited - Dated 1892 by Wilsons, Humphrey & Co. - Original rust wrappers bound in black cloth boards, front wrapper is detached. Spine cover is split from 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: $13.50
Lot 5155

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features decorative, antique and vintage children's 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: $27.50
Lot 5156

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage toys:

- Tin Typewriter model 175 by Simplex - In original box
- Easy-Bake Oven by Kenner - Aqua blue with three metal pans
- Suzy Homemaker Standing MixerbyDe Luxe Topper- Dated 1968 includes plastic bowl and wooden rolling pin
- Toy Metal Cash Register by Tom Thumb - Includes drawer full of card board coins
- Trim Dotty's Dresses Stand Up Doll byWhitman- Include original doll, several outfits, some unused, one spool of green thread, a plastic ring with four pegs and an extra paper doll from a different set.

Unless otherwise noted, the items in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, electronics untested. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5157

$120
Title: The Photographic History of the Civil War
Editors: Francis Trevelyan Miller and Robert S. Lanier
Publisher: The Review of Reviews Co.
Printing Year: 1912
Number of Volumes: Complete ten-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue-grey paper boards, with three quarter black cloth, this antique set is a scarce complete set of the Civil War in photographs. The work is illustrated with many photographs of soldiers, battle scenes, ships, buildings, and more, with descriptive writing. 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: $29.50
Lot 5158

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of first edition Edgar Rice Boroughs titles:

- The Girl From Hollywood - Dated 1923 by The Macaulay Company - The spine cover shows wear, with a portion tearing, front and rear boards are separating along the gutters.
- Pirates of Venus - Dated 1934 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. - Previous owner's signatures on title page and front free endpaper.
- Lost on Venus - Dated 1935 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. - Previous owner's signatures on title page and front free endpaper.
- Tanar of Pellucidar - Dated 1920 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. - Previous owner's signatures on title page and front free endpaper.
- Carson of Venus - Dated 1939 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. - In original dust jacket. Previous owner's signatures on title page and front free endpaper.

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 5159

$15
This lot includes the group of yearbooks New York State Organization of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, books shown in the corresponding image(s). The lot includes volumes from 1919-1940 and from 1955-1959. Additionally, this lot includes The Constitution of the General Society of the Sons of the Revolution, and the Constitution and By-Laws of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, with the Membership Roll of the New York Society, March 10, 1891. 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 5160

$130
This lot features the following piece of signed artwork: Really Rosie

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1980
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 14" by 22"

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).

Chelsea Theater Center Poster for the live stage production of this musical "Nutshell Library". The design itself is among the artist's most famous images, reproduced in Mr Sendak's 1986 collection of POSTERS (page 19). The work (Hanrahan C8a, ranked "uncommon") is in excellent condition; very faint wrinkle at bottom outside image area. Signed at right, under the red dress of Rosie. This poster has an area at the bottom left blank to include the name of the theater and running dates for the show; it is from the original 1980 printing and either intended for use at the Chelsea Theatre (original production, New York City) or with the thought it could be used if this musical play went touring. 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 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5161

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on genealogy:

- Nederlandsche Gemeentewapens of Wapenboek by W. J. Baron D'Ablaing van Giessenburg - Dated 1862 by Martinus Nijhoff - Large volume, with several pages detached. Full of engravings of plate of arms.
- The First Book of the Marriage, Baptismal, and Burial Registers of Ecclesfield Parish Church, Yorkshire by Alfred Scott Gatty - Dated 1878 by Bell & Sons - Large, decorative volume.
- Marriage Licence Bonds in the Suffolk Archdeaconry Registry at Ipswich by uncredited - Dated 1900, privately printed - Limited edition, number 52 of 100.
- Atlas Universel D'Histoire et de Geographie by M. N. Bouillet - Dated 1865 by Librairie de L. Hachette - Lacking front board and spine cover, rear board is detached.
- Homes of Family Names in Great Britain by Henry Brougham Guppy - Dated 1890 by Harrison and Sons - Front and rear boards are detached, spine cover is lacking and text block is separated.
- A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages by John Burke - Dated 1840 by Henry Colburn Publisher - Spine cover is lacking, front and rear boards are detached.
- Peerages of Ireland, Extinct, Dormant & Attainted by uncredited - Lacking title page.

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: $15.50
Lot 5162

$140
Title: Biographical Sketches of Illinois Officers Engaged in the War Against the Rebellion of 1861
Author: James Grant Wilson
Publisher: James Barnet
Printing Year: 1862

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter forest green cloth, this antique volume is a scarce collection of biographies of Illinois officers during the Civil War, including General Grant and General McArthur. The work is illustrated with many engravings of the officers. 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 106 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5163

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- African Game Trails, An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Naturalist by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1910 by Charles Scribner's - Decoratively bound. Contains previous owner's signature.
- In Darkest Africa, or the Quest, Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria by Henry M. Stanley - Dated 1890 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Two-volume set, decoratively bound in marbled boards, three quarter leather, gilt embossing and gilded page edges. Contains fold-out maps.
- Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1923 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1926 by Charles Scribner's Sons

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: $15.50
Lot 5164

$10
This large shelf lot includes the group of World History 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: $29.50
Lot 5165

$175
Title: History of "Old Abe" The Live War Eagle of the Eighth Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers
Author: Joseph O. Barrett
Publisher: Dunlop, Sewell & Spalding
Printing Year: 1865

Condition/Details: Original yellow wrappers bound in marbled boards with three quarter light green cloth, this antique volume is a very rare work on Old Abe, who served the Union Army from 1861 to 1864. He led his comrades into battle at least 16 times, according to one tally. If the government had awarded Purple Hearts, then Abe would have earned two of them since he was wounded at Vicksburg and Corinth. Although Abe was battle scarred, he lived to become a veteran, which made him more fortunate than many of the soldiers from his Eagle Regiment who died from wounds or disease. (history courtesy of Soldier's Story)

The work is illustrated with two color engravings of "A-GE-MAH-WE-GE-ZHIG" and an American Eagle on a flag and a map of Wisconsin. 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 some wear to the original wrappers, including a handwritten note. The pages are solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9" and contains 71 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5166

$20
This lot includes the group of reports from the Adjutant-Generals of Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut shown in the corresponding image(s). The reports from Connecticut include those from 1863 through 1869; from New Hampshire from 1865 and 1866; and from Vermont from 1864-1866. 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: $59.50
Lot 5167

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's titles:

- The Runaway Boy by James Whitcomb Riley - Dated 1906 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company
- The Second Brownie Book by N. Moore Banta and Alpha Banta Benson - Dated 1911 by A. Flanagan Company
- The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack by Thornton W. Burgess - Dated 1919 by Little, Brown, and Company - In original dust jacket.
- John's Adventures; or, The Little Knight-Errant by Miss A. A. Gray - Dated 1848 by Edward Livermore

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 5168

$30
This lot includes the group of antique children's annuals shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include a Chatterbox from 1930, two issues of The Children's Annual Pitter Patter Book from 1927 and 1928, and the Little Folks Annual from 1901. 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: $8.50
Lot 5169

$140
Title: Portraits of Union Officers in the Civil War
Engraver: J. C. Buttre
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: c1870

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards with black embossing, raised spine bands and gilded page edges, this antique volume is a scarce collection of portraits by steel-plate engraver John Chester Buttre. This collection of engravings includes approximately fifty engravings that show beautifully, with tissue-paper guard sheets.

Buttre (10 June 1821 - 2 December 1893) was an American steel-plate engraver and lithographer, responsible for some 3,000 engraved portraits of American political, naval and military personalities. He published The American Portrait Gallery in 3 volumes (1880-81) with text by his daughter, Lillian C. Buttre. Arriving in New York in 1841, he devoted himself to steel-plate engraving, at which he soon became successful, his work appearing in many magazines and newspapers. He produced a widely acclaimed full-length portrait of President James Buchanan in 1858, together with a full-length portrait of Martha Washington. His Civil War work included sentimental images such as "The Empty Sleeve," "Only a Little Brook" and "Prayer in Camp," all of which sold well. (biography 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. The volume is lacking its title page, with the title and engraver handwritten on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5170

$100
Title: A Compendious Account of the Most Important Battles of the Late War, to Which is Added the Curious Adventures of Corporal Samuel Stubbs
Author: Samuel Stubbs
Publisher: Chas, Fred, Heartman
Printing Year: 1817 Limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue and white marbled boards with white label on the front board, this antique volume is a scarce limited edition account of the War of 1812, number 54 of 91 volumes. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows slight external age/wear, with some sunning, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 30 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5171

$70
Title: One Man Wallopem
Author: Margaret Gibbs
Publisher: Hollis and Carter
Printing Year: 1943

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards with a cloth spine, this very scarce children's volume tells the adventures of Kip the goblin and One Man Wallopen. The work is illustrated by Lorna Adamson with color drawings throughout. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the board edges and extremities, and is solidly bound with occasional spotting to the pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10" and contains 94 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5172

$40
Title: Woodsy Neighbours of Tan and Teckle
Author: Charles Lee Bryson
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Printing Year: 1911

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a classic children's tale of animals in the forest. This volume is inscribed and signed by the author on the title page and inscribed and signed by Minnetta, to whom the book was dedicated, on the dedication page. The work contains color and black and white illustrations. The volume shows some external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and rubbing along the spine and board edges, with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8" and contains 285 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5173

$55
This lot includes the group of books on crests and coats of arms shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including a two-volume set of family crests of Great Britain and Ireland, royal arms, a two-volume set on American Amoury and Feudal coats of arms, among others. 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: $27.50
Lot 5174

$100
Title: title
Author: author
Publisher: Little Brown
Printing Year: 1935

Condition/Details: Bound in deep red cloth with stamped map of the U.S.A., this antique volume is a state by state description of the country illustrated with a cartoon map for each state including the territories of Alaska and Hawaii. The volume shows some external age/wear with bumped corners and lightly discolored boards, it is solidly bound with clean pages and vibrant maps. The book measures approximately 13" x 9.5" and contains 113 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5175

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage US military titles:

- Extracts Relating to the Origin of the American Navy by Henry E. Waite - Dated 1890 by The New England Historic Genealogical Society - Rebound in marbled boards, front free endpaper and title page are detached.
- The United States Marine Corps in the World War by Edwin N. McClellan - Dated 1920 by Government Printing Office - Original wrapper secured in pamphlet binder, top pamphlet is detached.
- History of the United States Marine Corps. by Richard S. Collum - Dated 1890 by L. R. Hamersly & Co.
- Reading Men in the Early Colonial Wars by Loea Parker Howard - Dated 1934 by uncredited publisher - Discusses involvement of Reading, Massachusetts men in the military.
- History of the United States Cavalry by Albert G. Brackett - Dated 1865 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - Lacking spine cover and front/rear boards are detached.
- A History of the United States Marine Corps by Clyde H. Metcalf - Dated 1939 by G. P. Putnam's Sons

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 5176

$90
Title: Johnson's Guide to Government Land of the United States
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Wm. H. Johnson
Printing Year: 1905

Condition/Details: Bound in library-issued marbled boards and leather along the spine with gilt embossing, this antique volume provides information on laws related to land. The original wrappers are bound in the marbled boards. The work covers topics such as the right to homestead, the right to file a mining claim, descriptions of public laws in many western states, and more. The work is illustrated with many photographs of life in the Western United States. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with some rubbing tot he boards and spine, and is solidly bound with age toned pages. There is some pencil writing on the original front wrapper. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 10.5" and contains 152 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5177

$20
Title: Resolutions, Laws, and Ordinances Relating to the Pay, Half Pay, Commutation of Half Pay, Bounty Lands and Other Promises Made by Congress to the Officers and Soldiers of the Revolution
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Thomas Allen
Printing Year: 1838

Condition/Details: Bound in brown paper boards with three quarter leather, this antique volume is a scarce description of resolutions and laws pertaining to soldiers of the Revolutionary War, written nearly 40 years following the War. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows external age/wear, the front and rear boards are detached and the spine cover is lacking. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 9" and contains 506 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5178

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War titles:

- The Rebellion in the United States; or, The War of 1861 by Mrs. J. Blakeslee Frost - Dated 1862 by Degen, Estes and Priest - The spine cover is lacking.
- History of the Rebellion: Its Authors and Causes by Joshua R. Giddings - Dated 1864 by Follett, Foster & Co. - The front board is separated along the gutter and the spine cover is detached from the front board.
- Annals of the Army of the Cumberland by John Fitch - Dated 1864 by J. B. Lippincott & Co. - The front and rear boards are detached and the spine cover is lacking.
- The Bivouac and the Battle-Field; or, Campaign Sketches in Virginia and Maryland by George F. Noyes - Dated 1864 by Harper & Brothers - The front board and free endpapers 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: $10.50
Lot 5179

$45
Title:Father and Glorious Descendant
Author: Pardee Lowe
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1943, Author-signed with letter

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with , this antique volume is a scarce autobiography by Pardee Lowe, and the first published book-length literary piece to come out of Chinese America and become a mainstream success. This volume includes an author-signed inscription on the front free endpaper, "To Doctor and Mrs. Morris Young in remembrance of Aron days, Sincerely, Pardee Lowe," and an envelope with three pieces in it, a letter from Pardee Lowe, "69th Station Hospital, Somewhere in North Africa, April 3, 1944, To Major Morris N. Young - In appreciation of some very effective E.E.N.T. treatments, and with all best wishes. Sincerely, Pardee Lowe," as well as a letter from Lowe's assistant and a paper bill, which says on the back "The Central Bank of China, Ten Cents, 1940, Chung Hwa Book Co., Ltd." On the bill is an inscription to Morris Young, but the handwriting is illegible.

Pardee Lowe was born in 1905. The success of Father and Glorious Descendant coincides with America's sudden wave of affection for the heroic Chinese people, America's allies, who had been fighting off our mutual enemy, the Japanese, since the mid 1930s. Henry Luce, the uniquely powerful publisher of TIME and LIFE was China's greatest cheerleader (before television, LlFE's weekly photospreads were how ordinary Americans got their pictures of the world). Luce was a personal friend of Generalissimo and Madame Chiang Kai-shek.
Contemporary critics like Elaine Kim and Sau-ling Cynthia Wong argue that Lowe's story reveals his need for acceptance by the white society, an acceptance contemporary Asian writers are in a position to do without. Kim thinks Lowe's autobiography's importance for modern times is only as a record of the psychological responses" Lowe had to make to "race discrimination." (history courtesy of www.georgeleonard.com)

The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25" and contains 322 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5180

$175
Title: Fairy Tales
Author: Hans Andersen
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Printing Year: c1925

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in dark green cloth with a bright, intricate gilt embossed design on the front board, this antique volume is a beautiful edition of Hans Andersen's classic Fairy Tales, with illustrations by Kay Nielsen. Kay Nielsen (whose first name is pronounced "kigh"), (1886-1957) was a Danish illustrator who was popular in the early 20th century, the "golden age of illustration" which lasted from when Daniel Vierge and other pioneers developed printing technology to the point that drawings and paintings could be reproduced with reasonable facility, He joined the ranks of Arthur Rackham and Edmund Dulac in enjoying the success of the gift books of the early 20th century. This fad lasted until roughly the end of World War I when economic changes made it more difficult to make a profit from elaborately illustrated books. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume work is illustrated with twelve tipped-in color plates, each protected by a tissue-paper guard sheet. Each color plate has been accounted for in this volume. Additionally, the work contains many black and white illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing along the edges of the boards and spine. The text block is well bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11.25" and contains 197 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5181

$45
This lot includes the group of history books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including the American Union, the US 324th Field Artillery, the High Court of Admirality Examinations, Quebec, and lectures on the Civil War, among other topics. 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 5182

$650
Title: Two Tracts: Information to Those Who Would Remove to America and Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Publisher: John Stockdale
Printing Year: 1784

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with leather spine, this antique volume is a scarce early edition of an essay by Benjamin Franklin on America, with a section on the "Savages of North-America." The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board detached, and is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.75" and contains 39 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5183

$40
This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include works on home care, two volumes by Louisa May Alcott, and two children's 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: $10.50
Lot 5184

$10
This lot includes the group of 6 Boy Scouts of America books shown in the corresponding image(s) with a 1945 hard cover edition of Adventuring for Senior Scouts, 1948 Scout Field Book and the Handbook for Boys from 1942, 43(2) and 45, the last three with a Norman Rockwell illustrations. 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 5185

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on the history of the Navy:

- Naval Records of the American Revolution 1775-1788 by Charles Henry Lincoln - Dated 1906 by Government Printing Office
- O. N. I. 54-R U. S. Naval Ships and Aircraft by H. C. Train, Rear Admiral, US Navy - Dated 1943 by uncredited publisher - In original wrappers, with "Restricted" written on front cover.
- A Brief History of an Existing Controversy on the Subject of Assimilated Rank in the Navy of the United States by Wm. S. W. R. - Dated 1850 by C. Sherman - Rebound in boards, with original wrappers inside. Front wrapper is detached.
- The Navy of the United States, an Exposure of its Condition, and the Causes of its Failure by Edward N. Dickerson - Dated 1864 by John A. Gray & Green - Original wrappers are lacking, bound in protective pamphlet binder.
- The Navy of the American Revolution by Charles Oscar Paullin - Dated 1906 by uncredited publisher - Rebound, with original wrappers inside, front wrapper is detached.
- Naval Gunnery, A Description and History of the Fighting Equipment of a Man-of-War by Captain H. Garbett - Dated 1897 by George Bell and Sons

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 5186

$30
This lot includes the group of ornithology books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include oversized volumes on John James Audubon, the birds of America and the birds of the World, as well as works on the life of birds and birds of New York City, among other works. 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: $25.50
Lot 5187

$130
Title: Old King Cole's Book of Nursery Rhymes
Author: various authors
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Printing Year: c1901, First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards and cloth spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition collection of well-known nursery rhymes, with full-page, color engravings by Edmund Evans. The work is printed on one side of the paper. The volume shows some light external age/wear, with some rubbing and chipping along the boards and spine, and the rear board separated along the gutter. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8.75" x 11.25" and contains 99 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5188

$175
This lot includes the group of American Civil War related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of an antique photo of a Confederate soldier with S.A. Cooley photographer, 10th Army Corps, Beaufort S.C. printed on the back, a antique photo of a group of union soldiers with a dog, marked Brooks & Howard on the back, an antique program titled "Souvenir Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg" from Boston circa 1885, an antique engraving of Jefferson Davis, two issues of Confederate Veteran magazine from Apr. 1915 and Nov. 1924, a copy of Harper's Weekly from June 28th 1862 with engravings of the naval engagement at Memphis on the front page and a copy of the Boston Semi-Weekly Advertiser newspaper from Sept. 3 1862 with a front page story about the second battle near Bull Run. 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 5189

$60
Title: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War
Author: Secretary of the Commonwealth
Publisher: Wright & Potter Printing Co.
Printing Year: 1896
Number of Volumes: Complete seventeen-volume set

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set provides a complete history of soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War from Massachusetts. 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, some are rebound in library bindings, some have detached or separating boards, or separating spine covers. Overall, the text blocks are well bound, with some detached pages, and clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
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