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Lot 5303

$40
This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include About Children: What Men and Women Have Said, The Vicar of Wakefield, The Doyle Diary, Beowulf, A Young Girl's Diary featuring a preface by Sigmund Freud, and Baby Birds & Beasts featuring illustrations by E. Yarrow Jones and R.B. Brook-Greaves. 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 5304

$45
Title: Now We Are Six
Author: A. A. Milne, Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company
Printing Year: 1927 First US edition

Condition/Details: Bound in bright orange boards with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of children's poetry by acclaimed writer A. A. Milne. Alan Alexander Milne (18 January 1882 –31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia) The work contains many illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing to the board and spine edges. The text block is well bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.75" and contains 103 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5305

$70
Title: History of the First Regiment (Massachusetts Infantry)
Author: Warren H. Cudworth
Publisher: Walker, Fuller and Company
Printing Year: 1866

Condition/Details: Bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of the first regiment Massachusetts infantry during the Civil War, published the year after the War ended. The work is illustrated with many engravings 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 sunning to the spine and rubbing to the boards. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with a large water marking to the top right hand of the first 200 pages and along the page edges. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.75" and contains 528 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5306

$70
This lot includes the group of regimental histories shown in the corresponding image(s). The histories cover regiments from various wars, from Ohio, New Haven, Minnesota, and Connecticut. 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: $10.50
Lot 5307

$10
This lot includes the group of antique Ithaca High School year books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include year books from 1926-7 and 1930-1933. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5308

$850
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: F. O. C. Darley
Medium: Original drawing
Year: 1840
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 9" by 11"

Details/Condition: This piece features a signed original drawing by renowned artist F. O. C. Darley, portraying Oliver from Oliver Twist, with a note at the bottom "Oliver encounters 'The Artful Dodger'". This piece is signed by Darley in the bottom left corner, with the date 1882. The piece includes publisher's notations, including the number 376 at the bottom left corner and a 6 on the right edge of the paper.

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

The work shows well. There is a water marking covering the top width of the drawing, which goes down approximately 2.5" from the top edge. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5309

$300
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Civil War battles and campaigns in the South:

- The Siege of Savannah by Charles C. Jones - Dated 1874 by Joel Munsell - Author-inscribed and signed. Original light green wrappers rebound in marbled boards.
- Hood's Tennessee Campaign by Thomas Robson Hay - Dated 1929 by Walter Neale - Includes fold-out map.
- Official Report to the United Sates Engineer Department, of the Siege and Reduction of Fort Pulaski by Brig. Gen. Q. A. Gillmore - Dated 1862 by D. Van Nostrand - Includes color tinted engraved frontispiece.
- Antietam and the Maryland and Virginia Campaigns of 1862 by Capt. Isaac W. Heysinger - Dated 1912 by The Neale Publishing Company
- The Mountain Campaigns in Georgia or War Scenes on the W. & A. by Joseph M. Brown - Dated 1886, privately printed - Author-signed. Original brown wrappers bound in protect black cloth boards. Several pages 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: $8.50
Lot 5310

$110
Title: History of the Second Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers: Its Camps, Marches and Battles
Author: Martin A. Haynes
Publisher: Charles F. Livingston
Printing Year: 1865

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce description of the Second Volunteer Regiment of New Hampshire, the longest-serving volunteer regiment of the State of New Hampshire in the American Civil War. The 2nd New Hampshire was organized in early 1861 and mustered in June 4, 1861. The 2nd NH fought from First Bull Run until the occupation of Richmond approximately four years later. The regiment was led by Colonel Gilman Marston, a future United States congressman who represented the state in the 51st Congress (1889-1891). (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.75" and contains 223 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5311

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

- The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by John Fleetwood - Dated 1834 by Nathan Whiting
- Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors by Elbert Hubbard - Dated 1900 by Roycrofters - Limited edition volume signed by Hubbard. Boards are detached and spine cover lacking.
- The Huguenot Exiles; or, The Times of Louis XIV by uncredited - Dated 1856 by Harper & Brothers
- Our Charley, and What to do With Him by Mrs. H. B. Stowe - Dated 1858 by Phillips, Sampson & Company
- Paradise Lost by John Milton - Dated 1844 by D. Appleton & Co.
- Travels and Adventures in the Interior of Africa by Mungo Park - Dated c1880 by Knight and Son

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 5312

$20
This lot includes the group of antique books on genealogy and heraldry shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a variety of topics, including Scottish and English surnames, singular surnames, a two-volume history of names, a two-volume set on Christian names, verbal nominalia, sirenames , 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: $15.50
Lot 5313

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the Civil War:

- A History of the Civil War by Benson J. Lossing - Undated by The War Memorial Association - Decoratively bound, front board is separated along the gutter, small portion of the spine cover is detached. Contains many photographs of the War. Also included is the same piece, printed in 16 volumes, each individually bound in light blue wrappers, only 15 volumes are present.
- The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion by Horace Greeley - Dated 1866 by O. D. Case & Company - Two-volume set, with some boards separating along the gutter or detached.
- The History of the Civil War in America by John S. C. Abbott - Dated 1866 by Henry Bill - Two-volume set, rebound.
- Official Reports of Battles by uncredited author - Dated 1862 by Order of Congress - Boards and spine cover 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: $22.50
Lot 5314

$30
This lot includes the group of books on the Spanish American War shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include a photographic history of the War, a record of Pennsylvania volunteers, a regimental history from New Jersey and a volume on the Santiago Campaign. 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 5315

$40
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover a number of children's illustrators including Sir John Tenniel, George Barbier, and a variety of others dating back to 1744. 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 5316

$130
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include a title Pinocchio, Gulliver's Travels and Rip Van Winkle, among 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: $13.50
Lot 5317

$45
This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include poetry by William Cullen Bryant, Matthew Arnold, Edgar Allen Poe, and S. T. Coleridge, among other poets and collections of poetry. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5318

$20
Title: The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great Rebellion
Author: Edward McPherson
Publisher: Philip & Solomons
Printing Year: 1865

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Civil War, including "a classified summary of the legislation of the second session fo the 36th Congress, the three sessions of the 37th congress, the first session of the 38th congress, with the votes thereon, and the important executive, judicial and polico-military facts of that eventful period; together with the organization, legislation, and general proceedings of the rebel administration." Edward McPherson (July 31, 1830 – December 14, 1895) was a prominent Pennsylvania newspaperman, attorney, and United States Congressman. A significant part of the Battle of Gettysburg's first day fighting occurred on property owned by McPherson, known thereafter as McPherson's Ridge (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, lacking a small portion of the spine cover and the front board separating along the gutter. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5" and contains 653 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5319

$30
Title: Historical Sketches of the Late War Between the United States and Great Britain
Author: John Lewis Thomson
Publisher: Thomas Desilver
Printing Year: 1818

Condition/Details: Bound in leather boards, this antique volume is a scarce early description of the War of 1812, published just three years after the War ended. This volume includes an engraved frontispiece portrait of Major General Brown, and several engravings throughout.

The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between the forces of the United States of America and those of the British Empire. It was fought between 1812 and 1815, and started over a multitude of reasons, including trade restrictions, impressments of United States Navy personnel into the Royal Navy, alleged British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, and the humiliation of American honor. (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 signs of restoration and tape along the spine. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 7" and contains 367 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5320

$45
This very large shelf lot includes the group of poetry 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: $59.50
Lot 5321

$20
This lot includes the group of antique decorative books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include titles by Otis, Ellis and Prentice. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5322

$25
This lot includes the group of books on World War I shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover a variety of topics, including the 99th Observation squadron, a four-volume set on the attack on France, the field artillery central officers training school, the aftermath of the war and national defense. 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 5323

$35
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 volume three of Berry's dictionary of heraldry, the heraldry of fish, genealogy of Great Britain and Ireland, and the antiquities of heraldry, 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: $16.50
Lot 5324

$650
Title: The Publications of the Harleian Society
Author: various
Publisher: The Society
Printing Year: 1869-1959
Number of Volumes: 108-volume set

Notes: Bound in original maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing on front board and spine, this antique set is a scarce publication of works from the Harleian Society, with publications from the year of the Society's establishment. The Harleian Society was founded in 1869 for the purpose of publishing manuscripts of the heraldic visitations of the counties of England and Wales, and other unpublished manuscripts relating to genealogy, armory, and heraldry in its widest sense. Since its inception, the Harleian Society has published more than ninety volumes of parish registers, fifty four volumes of heraldic visitations, and seventy volumes drawn from other sources. The collection available in this lot include 108 volumes covering visitations, obituaries, pedigrees, and more. (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

The books in this set came 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 the spine covers may be lacking, separating or show other wear. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. Some volumes may be rebound in library-issued boards. The books measure approximately 7" x 10.75". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $149.50
Lot 5325

$60
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot are a collection of children's books featuring prominent illustrators. Illustrators include Arthur Rackman, Nast & Darley, Maxfield Parrish, Noel Pocock, M.M. Rudge, D.E. Braham, M.T. Ross, Katherine Cameron, Miss Mulock, Thomas Fogarty, Uldene Trippe, and H. Willebeek Le Mair. 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 5326

$90
Title: The Conspiracy Trial for the Murder of the President, and the Attempt to Overthrow the Government by the Assassination of Its Principal Officers
Editor: Ben Perley Poore
Publisher: J. E. Tilton and Company
Printing Year: 1865

Condition/Details: Bound in dark chocolate cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce account of the trial following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the plan to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward, printed the year of the assassination. The work contains an introduction by Poore, followed by the trial, in question and answer format. 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 and rear boards detached. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.75" and contains 480 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5327

$110
Title: History of the Knights of Malta or the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
Author: Major Whitworth Porter
Publisher: Longman, Browns, Green, Longmans & Roberts
Printing Year: 1858
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce history of the Knights of Malta by Whitworth Porter (1827 - 1892). Also known as the Knights Hospitaller (and as the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Order of St. John, Knights of Malta, and Chevaliers of Malta), the Knights of Malta were a Christian organization that began as an Amalfitan hospital founded in Jerusalem in approximately 1080 to provide care for poor, sick or injured pilgrims to the Holy Land. After the Western Christian conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, it became a religious/military order under its own charter, and was charged with the care and defense of the Holy Land. Following the conquest of the Holy Land by Islamic forces, the Order operated from Rhodes, over which it was sovereign, and later from Malta where it administered a vassal state under the Spanish viceroy of Sicily. This two-volume set includes volume one, Palestine to Rhodes; and volume two, Malta.

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 some sunning and tearing to the spine covers. The text blocks are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5328

$10
Title: Beacon Lights of History
Author: John Lord
Publisher: James Clarke and Co.
Printing Year: 1888-1902
Number of Volumes: 13-volume set, lacking volumes 11 and 12

Notes: Decoratively bound in cloth boards with three quarter leather, gilt embossing along the spine and raised spine bands, this antique set provides a history of the world's heroes and masterminds, from the old Pagan civilizations through the New Era of 1902. The work includes several illustrations throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with some water markings and rubbing to the board and spine edges, and one volume having tape along the spine and front board. The text blocks are well bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 5329

$30
Title: Poems to Wu
Author: Emma Service Lester
Publisher: The Commercial Press, Limited (Shanghai)
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative blue cloth boards with gilt embossing and floral design, this rare volume is a collection of poems by Miss Emma S. Lester. This volume contains a tipped-in, blue-tinted, roughly-cut photograph of the author before the frontispiece, presumably not part of the original work. The work contains illustrations by C. Bockisch, including frontispiece and plates throughout. The volume shows some external age/wear, with tape on the spine and some of the cloth rubbing off of the boards at the corners. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 79 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5330

$45
Condition/Details: This lot includes two volumes, one bound in grey cloth the other in tan both with black embossing, these antique volumes are scarce collections of the best calendars by The Thos. D. Murphy Co. for 1907 & 1910. The works are illustrated with many calendar covers, depicting nature scenery, animals, women, children and more. They show some external age/wear, with some pages lacking, both solidly bound with clean pages, with a small tear to the inside bottom corner on some of the pages and lacking the corner to one end paper. Inside of the front board, a sticker remains stating this is the property of The Thos. D. Murphy Co., and that it has been loaned to the recipient, who is requested to send it back. The books measures approximately 12.5" x 19". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5331

$50
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot cover the subjects of children's books and their illustrators. Represented books and illustrators include Uncle Remus, Edmund Dulac, and Jessie King. 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 5332

$70
This lot includes the group of decorative books from the reunions of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland shown in the corresponding image(s). The books cover the third through ninth reunions, printed from 1870 through 1876. 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: $12.50
Lot 5333

$110
Title: The Story of the Twenty-First Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, During the Civil War, 1861-1865
Author: Members of the Regiment
Publisher: Press of the Stewart Printing Co.
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in bright blue cloth with intricate gilt embossing on the front board and spine, this antique regimental history tells the role of the 21st regiment of Connecticut volunteers in the Civil War. The work includes a frontispiece portrait, several portraits throughout and two fold-out maps. This volume comes from the collection of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows well, with light external age/wear, with slight sunning to the boards and spine, and is well bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 448 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5334

$15
This lot includes two vintage sporting rackets, a wooden Wilson Strata-Bow Top Notch squash racket with leather grip in like new condition, still in original paper wrapper and a wooden Wright & Ditson Columbia tennis racket in good condition with some indications of age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5335

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812:

- Brief Sketches of the Officers Who Were in the Battle of Lake Erie by Usher Parsons - Dated 1862 by J. Munsell - The original wrappers are bound in marbled boards.
- Oration, on the Occasion of Celebrating the Fortieth Anniversary of The Battle of Lake Erie by George H. Calvert - Dated 1853 by Metcalf and Company - The original wrappers are bound in cloth boards. The front wrapper is detached.
- An Account of the Organization & Proceedings of the Battle of Lake Erie Monument Association by uncredited - Dated 1858 by Henry D. Cooke & Co. - The original wrappers are bound in marbled boards.
- History of the Battle of Lake Erie by Capt. W. W. Dobbins - Dated 1913 by Ashby Printing Company
- History of the Battle of Lake Erie and Miscellaneous Papers by Hon. George Bancroft - Dated 1891 by Robert Bonner'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: $4.50
Lot 5336

$25
Title: History of the Second War Between the United States of America and Great Britain
Author: Charles J. Ingersoll
Publisher: Lea and Blanchard
Printing Year: 1849

Notes: Bound in the original paper wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce early history of the War of 1812, with two volumes in one. The books in this set come from the library of a historical society and may contain typical stamps and markings. The volume shows some external age/wear, with chipping to the wrappers and pages. The rear wrapper and rear signatures are detached. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5337

$35
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot include children's books with collected stories of Christmas, animals, the Iroquois, and other subjects. Most display illustrated front boards. 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 5338

$25
This lot includes the untrimmed press sheet of Maurice Sendak illustrations shown in the corresponding image(s). This is the complete series of 12 full-page illustrations to Heinrich von Kleist’s tragedy "Penthesilea," printed in full color and published in book form 1998 by Harper Collins.

This full sheet is printed on one side and measures 19 x 25 inches, with each design measuring 4-5/8 x 3-1/4 inch. The designs are arranged in four columns of three, with a vertical color-strip at the right fore-edge for accurate reproduction of the artist’s original pencil and watercolor images. Whether this was intended for binding into book format with the printed text or for use in creating a separate suite of images (for a deluxe edition, which was never produced) is unknown, but it comes directly from the artist and is a wonderful curiosity filled with powerfully charged images as only Mr Sendak can create.

The story is about an army of Amazons who set out to conquer Greek heroes for the purpose of impregnating themselves to bring forth new females to inhabit their all-woman state. They arrive in the midst of the Trojan War and totally confuse both Greeks and Trojans as to their intended mission, briefly forcing their enemies into an alliance for self-preservation. Then Achilles the Greek meets Penthesilea, Queen of the Amazons, and traditional roles reverse as Achilles is now the intended victim in a tragedy of love and war. This would be a great addition to any Sendak collection, though please be aware that these pictures show nudity and adult situations and are not intended for children.

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Lot 5339

$50
Title: Revised Regulations for the Army of the United States 1861
Author: uncredited
Publisher: J. G. L. Brown
Printing Year: 1861

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a rare revision of army regulations at the beginning of the Civil War, with an introduction from Simon Cameron, Secretary of 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 rubbing to the boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.5" and contains 559 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5340

$15
Title: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865
Author: Brigadier-General Elisha Dyer
Publisher: E. L. Freeman & Son
Printing Year: 1893
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in black pebbled cloth with three quarter leather and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce complete report from the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations describing the state's 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 some external age/wear. The boards of Volume I show wear at the hinges and rubbing to boards and spine edges. The boards of Volume II are detached from the text block, and the spine cover is separated from the front board. The text blocks are well bound with lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7.25" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
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