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Lot 5228

$300
This lot includes five prints by Maurice Sendak of The Juniper Tree and other tales from the Brothers Grimm. These prints are from the deluxe limited portfolio edition (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1973) printed on Beckett paper under the supervision of the artist. Each print is signed in pencil in full at lower right, from Mr. Sendak's own duplicates. These prints measure 3 5/8" x 4 1/2" and are on paper measuring 6 5/8" x 8 3/8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5229

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage royal genealogy titles:

- The Dukes of Normandy and Their Origin by R. Hon. Earl of Onslow - Dated 1945 by Hutchinson & Co.
- Statutes of the Baronial Order of Runnemede by uncredited - Dated c1920
- Account of Some of the Lines of the Princes of the Blood of the House of France by Temple Prime - Dated 1890 by uncredited publisher - The original wrappers were bound in marbled boards, front wrapper is detached.
- The Great Governing Families of England by John Langton Sanford and Meredith Townsend - Dated 1865 by William Blackwood and Sons - Fold-out map frontispiece.
- The Ancestry of Her Majesty Queen Victoria and of His Royal Highness Prince Albert by George Russell French - Dated 1841 by William Pickering - The boards are detached and the spine is lacking.
- On the Nobility of the British Gentry by Sir James Lawrence - Dated 1840 by James Fraser - The boards 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: $9.50
Lot 5230

$55
This lot includes the group of United States Military history ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes letters, notices and reports about military activities with a notice regarding battle field maps from 1890 signed by Secretary of War Redfield Proctor, a hand written letter to a "young friend" signed by General John Ellis Wood in 1854, a notice about liquor licenses from 1815 signed James Blake, a memoranda concerning Colonel Goethal's estimate of cost of the Sea level plan by Wm. H Burr and a letter about lime shipments and another from the War Department regarding troops in Virginia both from 1815 . 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: $4.50
Lot 5231

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on heraldry, peerage and genealogy:

- Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage Baronetage & Knightage Edited by L. G. Pine - Dated 1959 by Burke's Peerage Limited - Large, decorative volume.
- The Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of the British Empire by Joseph Foster - Dated 1861 by Nichols and Sons - Large, decorative volume. A portion of the spine cover is lacking.
- Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes 1927 by uncredited - Dated 1927 by Kelly's Directories Limited - Decorative volume.
- Our English Surnames: Their Sources and Significations by Charles Wareing Bardsley - Dated c1900 Chatto and Windus - Spine has been taped to 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: $20.50
Lot 5232

$20
Title: Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
Editors: Robert Underwood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel
Publisher: The Century Co.
Printing Year: 1887
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Rebound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce piece based upon The Century Magazine's "War Papers". The Century Co. also published the "People's Pictorial Edition" (available in lot 5238) of the same title. 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 mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5233

$60
Title: White Hyacinths
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Publisher: Roycrofters
Printing Year: 1907

Condition/Details: Bound in leather wrappers with decorative black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce author-signed work by Elbert Hubbard, founder of the Roycrofters movement, a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the USA. Elbert Hubbard founded the community in 1895 in the village of East Aurora, Erie County, New York, near Buffalo. Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an eccentric American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement who produced not only fine books but furniture in this aesthetic, and was a prolific writer himself (history courtesy of Wikipedia).

This volume is an homage to Elbert Hubbard's wife, Alice, and to all women. The work includes a decorative double-page title page, two frontispiece portraits of Elbert and Alice, and ornamental initials. This volume is signed by Elbert Hubbard on the front free endpaper. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and chipping to the wrappers. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.25" and contains 108 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5234

$60
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include collections of poetry, fairy tales (including Turkish fairy tales and Russian fairy tales), fables, a collection of tales featuring "Little Red Riding Hood", 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: $15.50
Lot 5235

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Civil War titles:

- My Memoirs of the Military History of the State of New York During the War for the Union, 1861-65 by Colonel Silas W. Burt - Dated 1902 by J. B. Lyon Company - Lacking original wrappers, stored in a pamphlet binder.
- Political Manual for 1867 by Edward McPherson - Dated 1867 by Philip & Solomons - Lacking original wrappers.
- Mr. Buchanan's Administration on the Eve of the Rebellion by uncredited - Dated 1866 by D. Appleton and Company - The front board is detached and the spine cover is lacking.
- Memories of Incidents by John Cochrane - Dated 1879 by Rogers & Sherwood - The front board shows sunning and is detached, and the spine cover is lacking.
- Report of the Committee on the Destruction of Churches in the Diocese of South Carolina During the Late War by uncredited - Dated 1868 by Joseph Walker - The pamphlet has been rebound in black cloth boards, with the original teal front wrapper detached.
- Speeches of John Bright on the American Question by Frank Moore - Dated 1865 by Little, Brown, and Company - The front board is detached and the spine cover is tearing.

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 5236

$90
Title: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion
Author: Lieut. Commander Richard Rush and Robert H. Woods
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1894
Number of Volumes: 26-volume set (lacking volumes 27-31)

Notes: Bound in navy cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a rare government publication on the Civil War, with official records from both the Union and Confederate navies. The work is illustrated with photographs throughout. 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, boards may be detached or cracked along the hinge, and boards and spines may show wear, with rubbing or tearing. The text blocks appear to be well bound with lightly age toned pages, with some water markings. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $59.50
Lot 5237

$175
Title: A Narrative of Major General Wool's Campaign in Mexico, in The Years 1846, 1847 & 1848
Author: Francis Baylies
Publisher: Little & Company
Printing Year: 1851

Condition/Details: Rebound in marbled boards with three quarter red cloth, this antique volume is a scarce original version of this account of Wool's Campaign during the Mexican-American War. John Ellis Wool (February 20, 1784 – November 10, 1869) was an officer in the United States Army during three consecutive U.S. wars: the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. By the time of the Mexican-American War, he was widely considered one of the most capable officers in the army and a superb organizer. He was one of the four general officers of the United States Army in 1861, and was the one who saw the most Civil War service. When the war began, Wool, at age 77, a brigadier general for 20 years, commanded the Department of the East. He was the oldest general on either side of the war. (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 age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 9" and contains 78 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5238

$30
Title: Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
Author: uncredited
Publisher: The Century Co.
Printing Year: 1894

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this oblong antique volume is the "People's Pictorial Edition", also known as the The Century War Book, of the four-volume set of the same name. The four-volume set and this pictorial edition were based upon The Century Magazine's "War Papers". This volume contains many illustrations of important people, sceneries and maps from the Civil War. 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 tearing at the bottom of the spine cover and at the corners of the boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 13" x 11" and contains 324 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 5239

$175
Title: The Book of the Thousand Nights and A Night
Author: Richard F. Burton
Publisher: The Burton Club for Private
Printing Year: c1900
Number of Volumes: Complete 17-volume set of 17

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with paper labels and gilt top page edges, this antique set is noted as "A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights," with several "Supplemental Nights" volumes. This set is a limited edition, number 220 of 1,000. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, and black and white engravings throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 5240

$25
This very large shelf lot includes the group of estate 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: $68.50
Lot 5241

$70
This lot includes the group of books on heraldry shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including Ecclesiastical Heraldry, Virginia heraldica, decorative heraldry and a two-volume set on heraldic anomalies, 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: $13.50
Lot 5242

$55
Title: Naval Documents Related to the Quasi-War Between the United States and France
Author: The Honorable Claude A. Swanson
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Printing Year: 1935-1938
Number of Volumes: Complete seven-volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce complete collection of US Navy documents from 1797 through 1801. The work is illustrated with frontispiece illustrations. 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 6.25" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5243

$80
Title: Black's Guide to Norway
Editor: Rev. Robert Bowden
Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
Printing Year: 1867

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff leather wrappers with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce travel book on Norway, with a fold-out map and engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with the front and rear wrappers separated from the text block along the gutters. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The fold-out map has a tear. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 6.5" and contains 138 pages and 48 pages of advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5244

$110
Title: Collection Historique Des Ordres De Chevalerie Civils Et Militaires
Author: A. M. Perrot
Publisher: Chez Aime Andre
Printing Year: 1820

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, this antique volume is a scarce French work on the orders of knighthood and the military. The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece and many color engravings throughout the volume. 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 boards detached and the spine cover lacking. The text block is well bound with some pages at the front detached from the spine. The pages are delicate, with some chipping along the edges. The book measures approximately 9" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5245

$45
Title: Guerre de la Secession
Author: Ferdinand Lecomte
Publisher: Ch. Tanera
Printing Year: 1866
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter black leather and gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce French view of the United States Civil War. 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 some external age/wear, with rubbing to the board and spine edges, and the front board of volume three detached. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5246

$90
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Houston Grand Opera (Madame Butterfly)

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1997
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 22" by 28"

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 Puccini’s famous opera, designed as a generic poster celebrating the new HGO season which featured Mr. Sendak’s own production of Hansel And Gretel. The actual sets and costumes for Butterfly were prepared by a different designer. The work (Hanrahan C29) is in excellent condition, signed to the right, under the 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 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5247

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot feature a collection of manuals, handbooks, fieldbooks, and guides from the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts. 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 5248

$250
Title: A Full and Correct Account of the Military Occurrences of the Late War Between Great Britain and the United States of America; with an Appendix and Plates
Author: William James
Publisher: Privately printed
Printing Year: 1818

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, this antique two-volume set is a scarce description of the War of 1812, written by naval historian William James. The volumes contain four fold-out maps, including both frontispieces. These volumes come from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show external age/wear, with spine covers lacking on both volumes, boards detached and tape on the boards of both volumes. The text blocks are well bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5249

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of American Civil War titles:

- A Political Manual for 1866 by Edward McPherson - Dated 1866 by Philp & Solomons - In original front wrapper, rear wrapper is lacking.
- The Whip, Hoe and Sword: Or, The Gulf-Department in '63 by George H. Hepworth - Dated 1864 by Walker, Wise and Company - Front board is separated along the gutter, spine cover is lacking.
- Political Fallacies: An Examination of the False Assumptions, and Refutation of the Sophistical Reasonings by George Junkin - Dated 1863 by Charles Scribner
- American Dis-Union: Constitutional Or Unconstitutional? by Charles Ed. Rawlins - Dated 1862 by Robert Hardwicke - Front board and front free endpaper are detached, spine cover is lacking.
- The Civil War in America by Goldwin Smith - Dated 1866 by Simpkin, Marshall & Co. - Front and rear boards are detached.
- The True Story of The Barons of The South by E. W. Reynolds - Dated 1862 by Walker, Wise and Company - Front board is separated along the gutter, portions of the spine cover are 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 5250

$30
Title: The Story of Wilbur the Hat, Being a True Account of the Strange Things Which Sometimes Happen in a Part of the World Which Does Not Exist
Author: Hendrik Willem Van Loon
Publisher: Horace B. Liveright
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with a bright colored illustration on the front board, this antique volume is a story by the Dutch-American children's writer, historian, and journalist Hendrik Willem van Loon (1882 – 1944). The work is illustrated throughout with brightly colored illustrations. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing along the board and spine edges. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10" and contains 110 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5251

$40
Title: The Goethe Gallery, From the Original Drawings of Wilhelm von Kaulbach
Author: uncredited
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
Printing Year: 1881

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in forest green cloth with bright gilt and black embossing and gilded page edges, this antique volume is a scarce look at the poetry of German writer Goethe, with drawings by German artist Kaulbach. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and polymath. Goethe is considered by many to be the most important writer in the German language and one of the most important thinkers in Western culture. Goethe's works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, philosophy, and science. His magnum opus, lauded as one of the peaks of world literature, is the two-part drama Faust. Goethe's other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. (courtesy of Wikipedia) Included with the illustrations are tissue-paper protective sheets. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and some sunning to the boards and spine, and a small portion of the spine cover lacking along the bottom. The text block contains clean, age toned pages, with some pages detached. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 11.5" and contains 73 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5252

$25
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include works by Robert Louis Stevenson, R. L. Penney, and Wilma Pitchford Hays, as well as a complete Mother Goose volume, a Sesame Street book of letters, and an early edition of How The Grinch Stole Christmas!. 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 5253

$30
Title: The Mexican War: A History Of Its Origin
Author: Edward D. Mansfield
Publisher: A. S. Barnes & Co.
Printing Year: 1848

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce detailed account of the Mexican-American War, printed the same year as the War's end. The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution. In addition to a naval blockade of the Mexican coast, American forces invaded and conquered New Mexico, California, and parts of northern Mexico. Another American army captured Mexico City, forcing Mexico to agree to the sale of its northern territories to the U.S. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece, engravings and maps throughout. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows some external age/wear, with tape attaching the front board to the spine. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 323 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5254

$250
Title: Manual for the Use of Prospectors on the Lands of the United States
Author: Henry N Copp
Publisher: Published by the Editor
Printing Year: 1892

Condition/Details: Library bound in brown cloth with white lettering on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce description of United States mining laws and regulation of the time. This copy comes from the Montana collection of the Helena library. On the original document there are the following stamps to the front page "Montana Collection" and " For Reference Only, not to be taken from this room" The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with toned pages. Pages 139-146 have a small chip not effecting the text. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 163 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5255

$45
This lot includes the group of antique Cornellian year books shown in the corresponding image(s). The year books are from 1922 through 1926. 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 5256

$45
Title: The History of the 160th Ind. Vo. Infantry in the Spanish-American War
Author: George B. Bowers
Publisher: The Archer Printing Co.
Printing Year: c1900

Condition/Details: Bound in bright blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of the 160th Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the Spanish-American War, with biographies of the officers and enlisted men. The work is illustrated with many photographs of the regiment. 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 rubbing and water markings along the spine and boards, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.75" and contains 224 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5257

$50
Title: Farrow's Military Encyclopedia, A Dictionary of Military Knowledge
Author: Edward S. Farrow
Publisher: Military Naval Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1895
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in the original calf-skin boards with black leather spine labels and gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce illustrated dictionary of military terminology, containing, according to the title page, maps and about three thousand wood engravings. This well-illustrated work covers literally everything from artificial limbs to Zouaves, and much, much more such as the Hotchkiss magazine gun; hygrometer; military medals; mechanics; mining; mountain warfare; ordnance; Parker gun; pneumatic gun carriage; riots; Roman legions; Russian army; saber exercises; Signal Service; Smith and Wesson revolver; sporting arms; steam engine; strategy; submarine drilling; surgery; target practice; telegraph; tents; torpedoes; tunneling; turbines; veterinary science; etc. The work is illustrated with hundreds of small text engravings as well as numerous full-page and folding plates (some in color). These plates show everything from swords, machinery, guns and their parts, helmets, cartridges, machine guns, cannons, sporting arms, mining equipment, telegraphs, water wheels, telescopes, fortifications, foundries, gun-carriages, gun-making machinery, machine guns, ordnance, projectiles, small arms; stone-cutters, tunneling equipment, and more. The books in this set came from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volumes show external age/wear, with detached boards and wear and rubbing to the spine covers, with the spine labels of volume two lacking. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5258

$35
This lot includes the group of 8 Scouting related titles shown in the corresponding image(s) with topics that include camping, Birds, Forest Trees and Mink Farming. 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 5259

$45
Title: Notes on the Rebel Invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania and the Battle of Gettysburg
Author: M. Jacobs
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work on one of the Civil War's most infamous battles at Gettysburg. The work includes an explanatory color fold-out map. 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 detached and most of the spine cover lacking. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 7.25" and contains 47 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5260

$90
This lot includes the group of reports from the Adjutant-Generals of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan shown in the corresponding image(s). The reports from Illinois include those from 1861-1866 (incomplete set); from Indiana include those from 1861-1868; and from Michigan include those from 1863-1866. 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: $32.50
Lot 5261

$25
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot feature the subject of illustrator Randolph Caldecott and collections of his work. Among the various titles is Mrs. Mary Blaize - An Elegy on the Glory of her Sex. 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 5262

$70
This lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including ships, animals, and Sunbonnet Babies, among others. This lot features a volume of Elizabeth Taylor's Nibbles and Me in the original dust jacket and Palmer Cox's Brownie Book. 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 5263

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the Civil War:

- The Military and Naval History of the Rebellion in the United States by W. J. Tenney - Dated 1866 by D. Appleton & Company - Front board is separated along the gutter, front pages are detached, text block is separated.
- The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents in the War of the Rebellion by Frazar Kirkland - Dated 1866 by Hartford Publishing Co. - Front board and free endpaper are detached, spine cover is lacking.
- History of the American Civil War by John William Draper - Dated 1867 by Harper & Brothers - Three-volume set, boards and spine covers are detached, text block is separated in volume three.
- History of the Administration of President Lincoln by Henry J. Raymond - Dated 1864 by J. C. Derby & N.C. Miller

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: $16.50
Lot 5264

$25
Title: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War
Author: The Adjutant General
Publisher: The Norwood Press
Printing Year: 1931-35
Number of Volumes: Complete nine-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in navy cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set provides a complete look into Massachusetts' involvement in the Civil War. 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 7" x 10.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 5265

$55
This large shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include children's stories, fairytales, nursery tales, and fables. 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: $43.50
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