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Lot 8001

$225

Details: This lot contains the items shown in the corresponding image(s). This very decorative antique album of cartes de visite includes a beautiful gold embossed album with metal clasps intact. Also included are photographs with one or more tintypes. Of note are the images of Lincoln and his cabinet, as well as an image of General U.S. Grant.

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Condition / Notes: These photographs are in functional or better condition with some age/wear
indications. Note that this decorative album has working and intact claps and shows additional wear around the spine and edges.
Lot 8002

$1250

Title: Les ruines de Palmyre, autrement dite Tedmor, au Desert
Author: Robert Wood - Robert Wood was a British traveller, classical scholar, civil servant and politician.

He was the son of the Rev. James Wood of Summerhill, County Meath and educated at Glasgow University (1732) and the Middle Temple (1736).

In 1750-1751 Wood travelled around the Levant with two wealthy young Oxford scholars James Dawkins and John Bouverie (who died of a fever early in their expedition) and an Italian draftsman Giovanni Battista Borra. Their primary goal was to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. Moving south into Syria, they then took careful measurements and drawings of the ancient Roman ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek. The results of these were published in 1753 and 1757 in both English and French editions and were among the first systematic publications of ancient buildings. Both works were of great influence on neoclassical architecture in Britain, Continental Europe and America. From 1753 to 1756, Wood was the tutor and travelling-companion (or Bear-leader as such men were known at the time) of the young Duke of Bridgewater, the richest peer in England, in making the Grand Tour.

In 1756 he was appointed Under Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Southern Department, who was initially Pitt the Elder. It was to Wood that Granville famously quoted an appropriate passage from Homer's Iliad as he signed the Treaty of Paris on his deathbed in 1763 (Wood published an essay on Homer in 1765, which stated that true knowledge can come only after one has had an opportunity to evaluate one's own society in relation to others). In 1764, following the instructions of Secretary of State Halifax, Wood acted under a general warrant to seize the papers of John Wilkes, who subsequently won damages of £1000 from him for trespass.

In 1761 Wood was elected Member of Parliament for the Duke of Bridgewater's pocket borough of Brackley in Northamptonshire, which he continued to represent until his death. He was also Master of the Revels in Ireland, and at one point it was rumoured that he would be appointed Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, but the Lord Lieutenant objected to Wood's "public and private character" as well as his "mean birth", and the appointment was never made.

After his death on 9 September 1771, Wood was buried near his home in Putney, in a white marble sarcophagus engraved with an epitaph written by Horace Walpole. He had married Ann, the daughter of Thomas Spottowe, with whom he had two sons and a daughter. One son Robert was also an MP.(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Chez A. Millar
City: London
Year: 1753
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style:
Pagination: 50 pages and 57 leaves of plates
Width: 15" Height: 21"
Book Details: "The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor in the Desart," described by Horace Walpole as a noble book, with prints finely engraved and an admirable dissertation (Letters, ed. Cunningham, ii. 364) was published in 1753, with French translations of it in 1753, 1819, and 1829. In 1757 Wood brought out a corresponding volume on ‘The Ruins of Balbec, otherwise Heliopolis in Cœlosyria,’ This was translated into French (1757), and the Abbé Barthélemy gave an account of both works in the ‘Journal des Savants’ (afterwards included in his ‘Œuvres Diverses’). ‘These beautiful editions of Balbec and Palmyra’ were again eulogised by Horace Walpole in the preface to his ‘Anecdotes of Painting’ as ‘standards of writing.’ A new edition of both Palmyra and Balbec was issued by Pickering in 1827, in one folio volume, priced at six guineas. S. Salome of Cheltenham published in 1830 a volume of ‘Palmyrene Inscriptions taken from Wood's “Ruins of Palmyra and Balbec,” transcribed into the Ancient Hebrew Characters and translated into English.’ Louis Francois Cassas, in his ‘Voyage pittoresque de la Syrie’ (1799), pays Wood's ‘Palmyra’ a high compliment. (Courtesy of Wikisource)
Condition / Notes: This antique folio has a handsome19th-century green leather spine with raised bands and bright gilt-lettered red leather spine label. The marbled paper-covered boards show light soiling, faint water markings and minor loss at the edges and corners. The hinges have been reinforced. The endpapers have been replaced. The upper left corner of the front pastedown has an annotation written in pencil and "No. 4374" written in ink. Some darkening/adhesive markings are visible on endpapers. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. Water markings appear in the upper inside corner and/or gutter of plates XXXVIII-XLIX. Faint(er) tide markings are also visible to the final five plates at gutter and along the top edge. This work is richly illustrated with engraved plates offering views of archaeological sites and architectural designs and plans. The fold-out panoramic view of the city of Palmyra is well preserved. All 57 plates are present.
Lot 8003

$80

Title: Books of Blood
Author: Clive Barker - Clive Barker is an English author, film director, video game designer and visual artist best known for his work in both fantasy and horror fiction. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories which established him as a leading young horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably the Hellraiser and Candyman series.
Publisher: Stealth Press
City: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Year: 2001
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/818 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: "In 1984 and 1985, a young and unknown playwright from England published, to little initial fanfare, six small paperback collections of horror stories. Within two years that author and those books had achieved not only spectacular sales and wonderful reviews but an almost iconic status in the field of imaginative literature. Clive Barker was decreed by no less an authority than Stephen King to be "the future of horror" and "The Books of Blood" -- with their stunning combination of literary finesse, metaphysical ambition, and unflinchingly confrontational imagery -- were held up as the new benchmark for writings of the dark fantastic." (Initial paragraph of front flap of dust jacket)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this short story collection. Barker's signature appears on the half title page.

This volume is bound in charcoal gray cloth with bright stamped blue lettering to its spine. The book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. The cover photograph is by Clive Barker, author photo by David Armstrong and the jacket design is by Jeff King. The jacket is preserved in mylar.
Lot 8004

$175

Title: History of Chicago, Illinois
Author: John Moses, Joseph Kirkland
Publisher: Munsell & Co., Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This handsome set has been rebound in half maroon leather and pebbled brown cloth over beveled boards. The spines have raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering. The front covers are decorated with ornamental lettering stamped in gold, with lettering blind stamped on rear covers. The books show light external wear. The bindings are firm. The volumes have gilt edges and endpapers with decorative floral patterns. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is lavishly illustrated, with numerous tissue-guarded plates offering images of historical sites and figures.
Lot 8005

$225

Title: Tom Sawyer Abroad
Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age",[2] and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".[3]
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 219 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: ""Tom Sawyer Abroad" is a novel by Mark Twain published in 1894. It features Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a parody of adventure stories like those of Jules Verne.

n the story, Tom, Huck, and Jim set sail to Africa in a futuristic hot air balloon, where they survive encounters with lions, robbers, and fleas to see some of the world's greatest wonders, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Like "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer, Detective," the story is told using the first-person narrative voice of Huck Finn. It is a sequel, set in the time following the title story of the Tom Sawyer series." (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in original tan cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. Pictorial designs representing title character and companions appear on spine and front cover, with illustration on the latter depicting two boys being chased by a lion. This book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to covers and minor tears to the top/bottom of the spine and its rear gutter. Minor loss of material can also be seen at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is cracked at the last page of advertisements. Lightly age-toned pages exhibit occasional faint smudging. This work contains 25 plates. All called-for plates are present.
Lot 8006

$225

Title: Illustrated Historical Atlas of the County of Chautauqua, New York, from Actual Surveys and Records
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: F. W. Beers & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 137 pages
Width: 15" Height: 17.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio is bound in quarter leather and blind-stamped brown cloth with leather-tipped corners. A bright gilt decorative design displaying book title appears on the front cover. A heavy fabric has been applied to the spine. The front and rear cover exhibit mild rubbing and light soiling. The leather corners exhibit loss of material. The rear hinge is cracked. Previous owner's stamp, with name and address, can be seen in upper left corner of the front pastedown, upper right corner of the title page, rear flyleaf and rear pastedown. The pages exhibit a small amount of light foxing and minor marginal markings. This work contains color maps, including fold-out maps, and numerous plates and textual illustrations with portraits of prominent citizens, buildings, industry, farms, livestock and historical sites. This atlas also offers double-page color maps of both the world and the United States, as well as of the state of New York. There are a total of 62 illustrations/portraits and 64 maps.
Lot 8007

$200

Title: The Builder's Guide. A Practical Treatise on Grecian and Roman Architecture, together with Specimens of the Gothic Style. Also, Practical Treatises on Geometry, Decimal Fractions, Mensuration, Trigonometry, and Carpentry and Joinery. Embracing All the Necessary Details, and Particulary Adapted to the Wants of the Less Experienced. Revised and Improved, with Additions of Villa and School House Architecture
Author: Chester Hills - Chester Hills was author of "The Builder's Guide," an architectural pattern book published in 1846, which, like those of Minard Lafever, influenced architecture in the United States. It is a "practical treatise" on Greek and Roman style architecture.

Two buildings influenced are in Rye, New York: Lounsberry and the 1838 Peter Augustus Jay House within the Boston Post Road Historic District., Henry Austin - Henry Austin was a prominent and prolific American architect based in New Haven, Connecticut. He practiced for more than fifty years and designed many public buildings and homes primarily in the New Haven area. His most significant years of production seem to be the 1840s and 1850s.
Publisher: Printed and published by Case, Tiffany and Burnham
City: Hartford
Year: 1847
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1-16, [xvii]-xx, 17-96 plus leaves of plates
Width: 11.75" Height: 15"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique small folio is bound in full brown leather with a gilt-lettered black leather spine label and gilt ruling to spine. The book shows external wear, with rubbing, scuffing and nicks to the covers. Tearing and minor loss of material can be seen at the top/bottom of the spine. Loss is also visible at the tip of the lower outside corner of the rear cover. The binding is firm. This volume has marbled endpapers. The pages exhibit light foxing and occasional small marginal water markings. This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece offering a view of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartfod, plates and numerous textual illustrations. All 50 numbered plates are present.
Lot 8008

$120

Book Details: This very first issue of "Sports Illustrated" magazine was published August 16, 1954, as the latest entry in the Time-Life empire. Featured columnists included Red Smith, Budd Schulberg, and Grantland Rice, and articles discussed Rocky Marciano, Roger Bannister, baseball trading cards, and the Duke of Edinburgh. Establishing the magazine's image as a catholic celebration of sport in a sophisticated manner, the extra large, 144-page issue features period advertisements, a lavish, double-sided fold-out of baseball cards, and the art of sportsman George Bellows.

This magazine is accompanied by a letter from Sports Illustrated, dated August 16, 1989, stating this to be an original (underlined in letter) issue, presented on occasion of the 35th anniversary of the magazine.


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Condition / Notes: This magazine is in excellent condition and preserved in customized slipcase.
Lot 8009

$120

Title: The Civil, Political, Professional and Ecclesiastical History and Commercial and Industrial Record of the County of Kings and the City of Brooklyn, N. Y. from 1683 to 1884
Author: Henry R. Stiles - Henry Reed Stiles was a physician who wrote a number of highly regarded historical records and genealogical books during the late 18th and early 19th century. As a doctor, he served in various medical positions primarily in New York City, although he spent four years in Dundee, Scotland. He was very interested in genealogical and historical research. His work, including "The Stiles Family in America," "Genealogies of the Connecticut Family" and "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," continue to be widely cited by researchers and remain in print more than 115 years later.
Publisher: W. W. Munsell & Co., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 10" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This scarce antique set is bound in quarter leather and green cloth over beveled boards. The spines and the front covers have stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. The books show external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to the covers. Fraying can be seen at the top/bottom of the spines. Minor loss of material can be seen at the outside corners. The binding of the first volume is firm, that of second volume is cracked at the frontispiece. These volumes have gilt edges and moire endpapers. The previous owner's name and date of June 1884 appear on a blank preliminary page of the first volume and the front flyleaf of the second. The pages are largely clean and bright, with only a small amount of light foxing/offsetting. This impressive work contains frontispieces, including a view of "the New York and Brooklyn (East River) Bridge." Numerous other plates offer views of towns, buildings, industry, businesses, farms, landmarks, as well as many tissue-guarded portraits of prominent citizens and/or historical figures. These volumes also have area maps and a great quantity of textual illustrations. The text appears in double columns.
Lot 8010

$275

Title: Keziah Dane
Author: Sue Grafton - Sue Taylor Grafton is a contemporary American author of detective novels. She is best known as the author of the 'alphabet series' ("A" Is for Alibi, etc.) featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California. The daughter of detective novelist C. W. Grafton, she has said the strongest influence on her crime novels is author Ross Macdonald. Prior to success with this series, she wrote screenplays for television movies. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1967
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 220 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing. Grafton has signed under her printed name on the title page.

The volume is bound in full red cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book is in excellent condition. The price-clipped dust jacket displays light shelfwear. The rear panel of the jacket has photographic portrait of the author. The code number 54499 appears in the lower right corner of the rear cover. The jacket painting is by Andy Virgil.
Lot 8011

$80

Details: This lot contains the items shown in the corresponding image(s). This group is an original signed as 'MP' Maxfield Parrish print (named "Evening") mounted in a period frame. Reinthal and Newman, NY are the publishers.

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Condition / Notes: This item is in functional or better condition with some age/wear
indications. Note the frame shows additional wear around the edges.
Lot 8012

$40

Title: The Last Picture Show
Author: Larry McMurtry - Larry Jeff McMurtry is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the old West or in contemporary Texas. He is known for his 1975 novel "Terms of Endearment," his 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Lonesome Dove," a historical saga that follows ex-Texas Rangers as they drive their cattle from the Rio Grande to a new home in the frontier of Montana, and for co-writing the adapted screenplay for "Brokeback Mountain." "Lonesome Dove" was adapted into a television miniseries and both the films of "Terms of Endearment" and "Brokeback Mountain" won Academy Awards. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Dial Press
City: New York
Year: circa 1971
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "For the people living during the fifties in a small Texas town called Thalia, sex and the movies are the only things that can fill the hot, dusty days and the quiet, empty nights. To Sonny, a high school senior with no plans for the future, sex means a visit to Ruth, his football coach's wife. Ruth has never known true pleasure with a man and is slowly withering away while her husband tries to conceal his liking of young boys. For Duane, Sonny's best friend, sex means his passion for Jacy, a girl anxious to sell her virginity to the highest bidder. Jacy has a lost to learn about men, and, to her surprise, the person most qualified to teach her is her own mother.
And for all the people of Thalia, real life is poignantly and painfully unlike the romantic world on the screen in the town theater, itself about to flicker its last picture show." (Front flap text)


"The Last Picture Show" was made into an award-winning Hollywood film in 1971.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed book club edition of this semi-autobiographical novel by Larry McMurtry. The autograph appears on the title page.

The volume is bound in salmon cloth with stamped black lettering to the spine. The book is in excellent condition. The intact illustrated dust jacket exhibits light shelfwear. The jacket is preserved in mylar with a taped label.
Lot 8013

$130

Title: Two Nudes
Artist: Philip Pearlstein
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Signature
Print Year: circa 1970
Width: 30.0" Height: 22.0"
Art Notes: This piece shows two nude female figures lying side by side, with figure in the foreground lying on her back, drawn from the neck down, without depiction of feet. The second figure is lying on her left side, facing the viewer, with her arm tucked under her head.
Condition: This lithograph is signed in pencil in the upper left corner, preceded by limitation statement 93/120. This piece is well preserved and has no tears, creasing, punctures or markings.
Lot 8014

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique compilations of Harper's Magazine shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains issues from volumes 30 and 34-43 corresponding to the years 1865 to 1872. These well-illustrated periodicals offer articles on a great variety of topics, including the exploration of Alaska, Hawaii, the history of Venice, Marco Polo, Wellesley College, Bermuda, army organization (by George B. McClellan), Negro schools, and the last journals of David Livingstone. George Eliot's novel "Daniel Deronda" also appears in installments in volumes 52 and 53. The articles often contain maps and numerous textual illustrations.


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Condition / Notes: These books show varying degrees of external wear, with a number exhibiting detached boards/spines or loss of material to covers.. It should be noted that some pages have been excised, particularly in the earliest volume, with a number of items relating to the Civil War no longer present. Other early volumes lack first pages and possible others. Loss may occur in later volumes but it is not apparent. Some pages are detached.
Lot 8015

$70

Title: The Modern Architect; Or, Every Carpenter His Own Master. Embracing Plans, Elevations, Specifications, Framing, Etc., for Private Houses, Classic Dwellings, Churches, &c. To Which Is Added the New System of Stair-Building
Author: Edward Shaw
Publisher: Dayton and Wentworth
City: Boston
Year: 1854
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages plus 63 plates
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather volume has detached spine cover. The loosely-attached front board has an attractive gilt pictorial design and ornate embossed decorative designs. The pictorial design duplicates frontispiece drawings and depicts construction with architect and workers in foreground. The front and rear covers show rubbing, with minor loss at edges and corners. The text block has marbled edges and endpapers. The pages display scattered foxing. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and 63 tissue-guarded plates.
Lot 8016

$140

Book Details: This lot contains the books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group of collectible estate author-signed books includes titles by Philip Caputo, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, Brian Haig, John Saul, Mike Gallagher, Barbara Bush, Daniel Silva and others. All books have dust jackets and are perfect for the collectors.

All of these books are first or early printings.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in functional or better condition with little age/wear
indications. All books have dust jackets.
Lot 8017

$20

Title: Bluegate Fields
Author: Anne Perry - Anne Perry (born Juliet Marion Hulme) is an English author of historical detective fiction, best known for her Thomas Pitt series and William Monk series. She was convicted of participating in the murder of her friend's mother in 1954. She changed her name after serving her sentence.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
City: New York
Year: 1984
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 308 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this historical detective novel. The author's signature appears on the title page.

This volume is bound in maroon cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows very light external wear. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and without markings. The intact dust jacket, with price of $13.95 on the front flap, displays light shelfwear. The jacket is preserved in mylar with a taped label.
Lot 8018

$30

Title: American Competitions Published by the T Square Club
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Adin Benedict Lacey
Publisher: T Square Club
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1907
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: xxxiv pages plus plates
Width: 12" Height: 13.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first volume of a three-volume set of this early twentieth-century architecture periodical.

This antique volume is bound in full dark green cloth. The book shows significant external wear, with loss of material at the spine label and light soiling to the covers. The covers also display rubbing and minor loss of material at the outside corners. The cover is beginning to peel at fore edge of front board. The binding is sound. The endpapers and pages exhibit smudging. The plates in this work are numbered 1 to 160. The following plates are not present: 6, 93, 117, 127-129. Plate 148, displaying tattered edges, is detached. Plate 96 has creases, closed tears and minor loss at its edges. A small number of plates have repair to edges, more extensive to the final two plates.
Lot 8019

$90

Book Details: This lot contains the books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group of collectible estate books includes author-signed books by Sue Grafton. All of the books are hardcover with dust jackets included. Titles include the alphabet series "H", "J", "K", "L", "N", "O", "P", "Q", and "R" books. This is a "must have" for any Sue Grafton books collector!!

All of these books are first or early printings.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in functional or better condition with some age/wear
indications. All books have dust jackets.
Lot 8020

$45

Title: Mitchell's Compendium of the Internal Improvements of the United States; Comprising General Notices of All the Most Important Canals and Rail=Roads, throughout the Several States and Territories of the Union: Together with a Brief Notice of Works of Internal Improvement in Canada and Nova Scotia
Author: Samuel Augustus Mitchell - Samuel Augustus Mitchell was born in Connecticut. Mitchell worked as a teacher before turning to publishing geography textbooks and maps. He became involved in geography after teaching and realizing that there were so many poor quality geographical resources available to teachers. He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in either 1829 or 1830. He was in Philadelphia when he founded his company. His son, S. Augustus Mitchell, became owner in 1860. Their publications covered all genres of geography: maps, travel guides, textbooks, and more. Sales of his 24 works reached an annual volume of over 400,000 copies. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Mitchell & Hinman
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1835
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 84 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 4" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume lacks boards and preliminary pages before title page. The text block is intact. The title page have creasing at corners. The pages display occasional light foxing.
Lot 8021

$30

Book Details: This lot contains the items shown in the corresponding image(s). This group of vintage and antique children's books includes such publishers as Disney, Little Golden Books, Random House, and titles such as: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", "Peter Pan", a Nancy Drew mystery story "The Clue in the Crumbling Wall", the Shirley Temple edition of "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm", "The Little Engine that Could", "Bambi", and other children's delights!

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Condition / Notes: These children's books are in functional condition with some age/wear indications. Note that "The Little Engine That Could" and "Bambi" have some stains and markings around the front and edges.
Lot 8022

$30

Book Details: This lot contains the items shown in the corresponding image(s). This group of collectible antique titles of William Faulkner includes 1st, early and limited printings; most with dust jackets. Titles include "The Reivers", (1962), "The Town", (1957), "The Indispensable Faulkner", edited by Malcolm Cowley, (The Books Society, 1950), a limited edition from the Franklin Library of "The Sound and the Fury", in a fancy leather binding, and the 461st copy of an edition of one thousand copies of "Mirrors of Chartres Street", (1953).

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Condition / Notes: These books are in functional or better condition with some age/wear
indications.
Lot 8023

$55

Book Details: This lot contains the books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group of collectible estate books includes author-signed books by Harlen Coben, Jane Cleland, and Peter Clement and includes a fine collection of titles from each author. All books have dust jackets and make a great collection.

All of these books are first or early printings.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in functional or better condition with some age/wear
indications. All books have dust jackets.
Lot 8024

$50

Title: Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction
Author: J. D. Salinger - Jerome David Salinger was an American writer who won acclaim early in life. He led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980.

Salinger was raised in Manhattan and began writing short stories while in secondary school. Several were published in Story magazine in the early 1940s before he began serving in World War II. In 1948, his critically acclaimed story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" appeared in The New Yorker magazine, which became home to much of his later work. In 1951, his novel "The Catcher in the Rye" was an immediate popular success. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers. The novel remains widely read and controversial, selling around 250,000 copies a year.

The success of "The Catcher in the Rye" led to public attention and scrutiny. Salinger became reclusive, publishing new work less frequently. He followed Catcher with a short story collection, "Nine Stories" (1953); a volume containing a novella and a short story, "Franny and Zooey" (1961); and a volume containing two novellas, "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters" and "Seymour: An Introduction" (1963). His last published work, a novella entitled "Hapworth 16, 1924", appeared in The New Yorker on June 19, 1965.

Afterward, Salinger struggled with unwanted attention, including a legal battle in the 1980s with biographer Ian Hamilton and the release in the late 1990s of memoirs written by two people close to him: Joyce Maynard, an ex-lover; and Margaret Salinger, his daughter. In 1996, a small publisher announced a deal with Salinger to publish "Hapworth 16, 1924" in book form, but amid the ensuing publicity the release was indefinitely delayed. He made headlines around the globe in June 2009 when he filed a lawsuit against another writer for copyright infringement resulting from that writer's use of one of the characters from "The Catcher in the Rye." Salinger died of natural causes on January 27, 2010, at his home in Cornish, New Hampshire. In November 2013, three unpublished stories by Salinger were briefly posted online. One of the stories, called "The Ocean Full of Bowling Balls," is said to be a prequel to "The Catcher in the Rye." It is stipulated in Salinger's will that these stories are not to be published until fifty years after his death. (Information courtesy of WIkipedia)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1963
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 248 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to its spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The rear endpaper displays offsetting from material once laid in. The interior of this book is otherwise clean and bright. The intact dust jacket, with price of $4.00 on the front flap, displays light soiling and minor edgewear. The verso of the jacket has foxing. The number 279 has been written in the upper right corner of the front flap, with the price crossed out.
Lot 8025

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the following group of author-signed modern autobiographical poetry and sociological literature, in hardcover and , by Rod McKuen, Al and Tipper Gore, Betty Ford, Ozzy Osborne, David Carradine, and Kirk Douglas

The titles in this group are:

Fields of Wonder
Joined at the Heart
The Times of My Life
I am Ozzy
The Ragman's Son
The Spirit of Family [beautiful and moving photographs]

All of these books are first or early printings.
Condition / Notes: These books are all in good condition with dust jackets. Most appear to have been read no more than a few times.
Lot 8026

$80

Title: History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome, Written by Himself. Barnum's Connection with the Yankee Clock Business
Author: Chauncey Jerome - Chauncey Jerome was a clockmaker in the early 19th century. He made a fortune selling his clocks, and his business became enormous. He was born in Canaan in 1793; Chauncey Jerome was the son of a blacksmith and nail-maker.

Jerome began his career in Waterbury, making dials for long-case clocks. Jerome learned what he could about clocks, particularly clock cases, and then went to New Jersey to make seven-foot cases for clocks.

In 1816 he went to work for Eli Terry making "Patent Shelf Clocks," learning how to make previously handmade cases using machinery. Deciding to go into business for himself, Jerome began to make cases, trading them to Terry for wooden movements.

In 1822 Jerome moved his business to Bristol, opening a small shop with his brother Noble, producing 30 hour and eight-day wooden clocks. The company installed the first circular saw ever seen in Bristol.

By 1837 Jerome's company was selling more clocks than any of his competitors. A one-day wood-cased clock, which sold for six dollars, had helped put the company on the map. A year later his company was selling that same clock for four dollars.

The company sold one line of clocks at a wholesale price of 75 cents.

By 1841 the company was showing an annual profit of a whopping $35,000, primarily from the sale of brass movements.


In 1842 Jerome moved his clock-case manufacturing operation to St. John Street in New Haven. Three years later, following a fire that destroyed the Bristol plant, Jerome relocated the entire operation to the Elm City. Enlarging the plant, the company soon became the largest industrial employer in the city, producing 150,000 clocks annually.

Because of his discovery of a method of stamping rather than using casting gears, Jerome was producing the lowest-priced clocks in the world at the time.

In 1850 Jerome formed the Jerome Manufacturing Co. as a joint-stock company with Benedict & Burnham, brass manufacturers of Waterbury. In 1853 the company became known as the New Haven Clock Co., producing 444,000 clocks and timepieces annually.

Jerome's future should have been secure but in 1855 he bought out a failed Bridgeport clock company controlled by P.T. Barnum, which wiped him out financially, leaving the Jerome Manufacturing Co. bankrupt. Jerome never recovered from the loss. By his own admission, he was a better inventor than businessman.

Traveling from town to town, Jerome took jobs where he could, often working for clock companies that had learned the business of clock making using Jerome's inventions. Returning to New Haven near the end of his life, he died, penniless, in 1868 at age 74.

Nevertheless, Jerome had made a historic contribution to his industry when he substituted brass works for wooden works, said to be "the greatest and most far-reaching contribution to the clock industry."

He made, and lost, a fortune selling his clocks and was perhaps the most influential and creative person associated with the American clock business during the mid-19th century. In addition he served as a legislator in 1834, a Presidential elector in 1852 and mayor of New Haven from 1854 to 1855.

Always humble, of his own life he wrote: "The ticking of a clock is music to me, and although many of my experiences as a business man have been trying and bitter, I have satisfaction of knowing that I have lived the life of an honest man, and have been of some use to my fellow men." (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Published by F. C. Dayton, Jr.
City: New Haven
Year: 1860
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 144 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to the front cover. The book shows light external wear, with sunning to its spine. The binding is sound. Neatly written old inscription in pencil appears on the front flyleaf. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing, heavier on endpapers. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.
Lot 8027

$50

Book Details: This lot contains the books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group of antique United States history includes "A Popular History of the United States from The Aboriginal Times to the Present Day", by John Clark Ridpath, the complete volumes I, II, III of "Life of Andrew Jackson" from 1861, by James Parton, "Laws of the State of New York" volume I, and a very cute small book "Sidewalks of New York", by Bernardine Kiely.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. Note that some of these antique books exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 8028

$225

Title: Practice of Architecture: Containing the Five Orders of Architecture, and an Additional Column and Entablature, with All Their Elements and Details Explained and Illustrated, for the Use of Carpenters and Practical Men. With Sixty Plates
Author: Asher Benjamin
Publisher: Published by the Author; and by Carter, Hendee & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1835
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 116 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering and ruling to its spine. The book shows external wear, with white spotting and light soiling to the covers. Narrow cracking appears along the rear spine edge, with minor loss of material at the top/bottom of the spine. The hinges are cracked. The endpapers have darkened edges. Remnants of a green paper attachment are visible on the front flyleaf. The pages exhibit scattered foxing. Page 71 has annotation in ink in the upper right corner. The plates illustrated columns, pedestals, frontispieces and porticoes, cornices, windows, chimney pieces, and stairs. All called-for plates are present.
Lot 8029

$30

Details: This lot contains the plates shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes beautiful original, antique hand-tinted natural history plates from works by Jardine. A copy of the title page from the book each of these prints was published for is affixed to the back of most plates. All plates are matted and sleeved for retail sale.

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Condition / Notes: These colorful plates are in functional or better condition with some age/wear
indications. All plates are matted and sleeved!
Lot 8030

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique compilations of Harper's Magazine shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains issues from volumes 30 and 34-43 corresponding to the years 1865 to 1872. These well-illustrated periodicals offer articles on the American Civil War and a variety of topics, among which are Du Chaillu's on gorillas and cannibals, explorations in Lower California, Prussia's Frederick the Great, Rupert's Land and its people, the Pitcairn islanders, photograph, naval architecture, and zodiac poetry.


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Condition / Notes: These books show varying degrees of external wear, with a number exhibiting detached boards/spines or loss of material to covers.. It should be noted that some pages have been excised, particularly in the earliest volume, with a number of items relating to the Civil War no longer present. Other early volumes lack first pages and possible others. Loss may occur in later volumes but it is not apparent. Some pages are detached.
Lot 8031

$35

Details: This lot contains the item shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes FRANK SINATRA MEMORABILIA; JILLY RIZZO PHOTOS 11 PHOTOGRAPHS OF JILLY RIZZO and friends taken in Palm Springs, Florida, by a leading Hollywood reporter from the 1950s to '80s named Hal Jacques, with negatives of each plus additional negatives of undeveloped photos for a total of 33 negatives with Jilly appearing in several of the undeveloped ones, black-and white, 5" x 8", caption in the margin of one reads, "Jilly Rizzo + Pals, Palm Springs on Jilly's Birthday, Photo by H. J.," Jilly appears in 3 photos, friends individually or in groups appear in the other 8, the photos and negatives are in a manila envelope marked "Special Delivery" postmarked June 1, 1973, addressed to reporter Hal Jacques in North Hollywood on a National Enquirer mailing label, Jilly Rizzo (1917-92) was one of Frank Sinatra closest friends, in accordance with Sinatra's wishes, Jilly Rizzo is buried in Desert Memorial Park in California near where Sinatra was buried a few years later; CONDITION: all photos well-preserved with negligible wear, negatives well-preserved in slips.

Also included is ENTERTAINMENT MEMORABILIA; PRINCE RANIER LUNCHEON HOLLYWOOD A fancy invitation to an luncheon in honor of H.S.H. Ranier III, Sovereign Prince of Monaco with a "Dynasty" TV series theme supposedly given by the stars of the TV series "Dynasty" at the "Carrington Mansion" at the Warner Hollywood Studio sent to the producer Christopher Morgan at Aaron Spelling Productions, invitation reads, "Mr. and Mrs. Blake Carrington and Mrs. Alexis Carrington Colby Dexter and their families request your company for Luncheon in honor of [names of Rainier and his three children Albert, Caroline, and Stephanie] Monday, the fourth of November, nineteen hundred and eighty-five, twelve o'clock noon, at the Carrington Mansion, Stage 3, Warner Hollywood Studio, 1041 North Formosa Boulevard, Hollywood"; white card with black type with silver border, 5-1/2" x 7-1/2", envelope included addressed to Mr. Christopher Morgan, Aaron Spelling Productions, Incorporated, 1041 North Formosa Avenue, Hollywood, California 90046; CONDITION: tear in flap of envelope repaired with clear tape.

Finally, included is IRA GERSHWIN FACSIMILE VOCAL SCORES IRA GERSHWIN, TWO FACSIMILE VOCAL SCORES for songs from the Broadway musical "Park Avenue," Music by Arthur Schwartz, Words by Ira Gershwin, "Park Avenue" in upper left corner of each, 9-1/2" x 13", vocal scores on one side of multiple pages in long strip accordian-folded, "Tomorrow Is The Time" 8 pages and "Goodbye to All That" 5 pages - both with "Copyright 1946 by Chappell and Co." and bottom of first page, facsimiles of copyist vocal scores from original lyricist's and composer's handwritten scores as usual practice meant as a basis for commercial printed sheet music that apparently was never published as no copies can be found at WorldCat/OCLC or for sale on the market; CONDITION: both copies near fine, negligible faint age-toning.

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Condition / Notes: See descriptions.
Lot 8032

$110

Title: Battle Stations
Artist: Douglas W. Gorsline
Medium: Engraving
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1941
Width: 8.5" Height: 12.5"
Art Notes: This work shows two lovers, a sailor and a young woman, on a park bench. The young woman, dressed in hat and flowing summer dress, has gotten up from bench and is depicted walking away from sailor, who is reaching up to her, with his left hand on her hip. The woman is looking back at him. The woman's fur is thrown over the back of the bench. Her purse lies on the opposite end. Another pair of lovers can clearly be seen in the background, just behind the bench, lying on the grass, while yet another couple is visible in the shade of a tree on the left-hand side.

Condition: This engraving (plate measures approximately 7" x 9") on paper is signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right corner. The date of 1941 follows the name. The title of the work appears in pencil in lower left corner, followed by the word engraving in parenthesis. The piece shows very minor smudging in the lower margin. "DC-1" in pencil appears in the bottom right corner. The upper corners are taped to the back of the window mat. A tissue guard is laid over the engraving. The window mat, measuring approximately 14.25" x 19.25", shows light soiling, with tape residue on the back panel. Numbers in pencil appear in the bottom corners of the same. Details relating the work appear in pencil along the bottom edge of the front panel.
Lot 8033

$25

Title: The Second American Revolution and Other Essays (1976-1982)
Author: Gore Vidal - Gore Vidal (born Eugene Louis Vidal) was an American writer (novels, essays, screenplays, stage plays) and a public intellectual, who was known for his patrician manner, wit, and aphorisms. Vidal was born to a political family; his grandfather was Thomas Gore, U.S. Senator for Oklahoma (1907–21, 1931–37). As a member of the Democratic Party, Vidal twice ran for political office.

As as political commentator, Vidal's subject was the United States, especially the imperialistic foreign policy, which reduced the U.S. to a decaying empire. His essays were published in The Nation, the New Statesman, the New York Review of Books and Esquire. As a public intellectual, Gore Vidal was known for his continual quarrels with other public intellectuals and writers, such as William F. Buckley, Jr., Norman Mailer, and Truman Capote.

Of his fiction, "Myra Breckinridge" (1968) was a widely regarded novel of social mores; in the historical novel genre, "Julian" (1964), "Burr" (1973), and "Lincoln" (1984) are considered his best works. His third novel, "The City and the Pillar" (1948), offended the sensibilities of conservative critics (literary and political), because it featured unambiguous presentations of male homosexuality. Personally, Gore Vidal rejected the terms “homosexual” and “heterosexual” as inherently false labels, because he believed that men and women potentially are pansexual. (Summary courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1982
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 278 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this collection of essays. Vidal's signature appears on the title page.

This volume is bound in black paper-covered boards and a black cloth spine with stamped gilt lettering. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The top edge of the text block displays foxing. The interior of this book is clean and bright. The intact dust jacket, with price of $15.00 on front flap, exhibits light shelfwear. The book is preserved in mylar, with label and price sticker.
Lot 8034

$45

Title: The Early Fears
Author: Robert Bloch - Robert Albert Bloch was a prolific American fiction writer, primarily of crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is best known as the writer of "Psycho," the basis for the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock. He wrote that "Despite my ghoulish reputation, I really have the heart of a small boy. I keep it in a jar on my desk," (a quote borrowed by Stephen King and often misattributed to him). His fondness for a pun is evident in the titles of his story collections such as Tales in a Jugular Vein, Such Stuff as Screams Are Made Of and Out of the Mouths of Graves.

Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over 30 novels. He was one of the youngest members of the Lovecraft Circle. H. P. Lovecraft was Bloch's mentor and one of the first to seriously encourage his talent. However, while Bloch started his career by emulating Lovecraft and his brand of "cosmic horror", he later specialized in crime and horror stories dealing with a more psychological approach.

Bloch was a contributor to pulp magazines such as Weird Tales in his early career, and was also a prolific screenwriter and a major contributor to science fiction fanzines and fandom in general.

He won the Hugo Award (for his story "That Hell-Bound Train"), the Bram Stoker Award, and the World Fantasy Award. He served a term as president of the Mystery Writers of America (1970) and was a member of that organisation and of Science Fiction Writers of America, the Writers Guild of America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Count Dracula Society. In 2008, The Library of America selected Bloch's essay "The Shambles of Ed Gein" (1962) for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American true crime.

His favorites among his own novels were The Kidnapper, The Star Stalker, Psycho, Night-World, and Strange Eons. His work has been extensively adapted for the movies and television, comics and audio books. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Fedogan & Bremer
City: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Year: 1994
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 514 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this anthology of horror stories. The inscription on the front flyleaf reads "All the / best / to / David and / Lynda / from Robert Bloch."

This volume is bound in black cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. The cover art is by Jon Arfstrom and interior illustrations by Rodger Gerberding.
Lot 8035

$80

Title: History of Broome County. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Author: uncredited author
Editor: H. P. Smith
Publisher: D. Mason & Co., Publishers
City: Syracuse
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 630 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter dark brown leather and brown cloth over beveled boards. The spine and the front cover have stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. Decorative designs on the front cover are blind stamped on the rear cover. The book shows external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to the covers. The binding is cracked at the first page of the table of contents. This volume has gilt edges and moire endpapers. The pages are largely clean and bright, with only a small amount of light foxing/offsetting. This work contains numerous plates offering portraits of historical figures and/or prominent citizens. Text appears in double columns.
Lot 8036

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the following group of 7 author-signed and 1 unsigned modern mystery and thriller novels, in hardcover, by: Tom Franklin, Hal Ackerman, Joseph Kanon, Colin Harrison, Thomas H. Cook, Terrill Lee Lankford, William Kent Krueger.

Poachers
Stein, Stoned
Alibi
The Havana Room
Elena [note: Not signed by the author]
Earthquake Weather
Copper River
Red Knife

All of these books are first or early printings.

Condition / Notes: These books are all in like-new condition and all the dust jackets are bright and glistening. Most appear to have been read no more than one time, then shelved in a climate-controlled environment.
Lot 8037

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group of 7 collectable estate books contains vintage and antique books, children's art, and a limited edition with such titles as: author-signed "Voyage; the Discovery of Hawaii", written and illustrated by Herb Kawainui Kane, (Island Heritage, 1976), a limited first edition of "An American Prophet", by Gerald Green, (The Franklin Library, 1977), "Paramount Newsreel Men with Admiral Byrd In Little America", by Wallace West, (Whitman Publishing Company, 1934), "The Artist was a Young Man...The Life Story of Peter Rindisbacher", by Alvin M. Josephy, JR, (Amon Carter Museum, 1961), "The Adventures of Jonathan Corncob Loyal American Refugee", by Jonathan Corncob, (David R. Godine, 1976), a title in an UN-opened box, and more.

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Condition / Notes: All books are in very good condition. The older books exhibit advanced flaws. Note that one title is in an UN-opened box and "Early Marine Artists of the Pacific Northwest Coast" is in shrink-wrap.
Lot 8038

$275

Title: The Black Echo
Author: Michael Connelly - Michael Connelly is an American author of detective novels and other crime fiction, notably those featuring LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller. His books, which have been translated into 36 languages and have garnered him many awards. Connelly was the President of the Mystery Writers of America from 2003 to 2004.
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1992
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 375 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: "The Black Echo" is the 1992 debut novel by American crime author Michael Connelly. This is the first of Connelly's Bosch series. The book won the Mystery Writer's of America Edgar Award in 1992.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this crime novel.

This volume is bound in black cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering stamped to spine. The book is in excellent condition. The intact dust jacket, showing price of $19.95 of front flap, displays light shelfwear. A paper wrap-around blue band is present.
Lot 8039

$70

Title: History of Cattaraugus Co., New York. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Author: E. A. Nash, Franklin Ellis
Publisher: L. H. Everts
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1879
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 512 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter dark brown leather and brown cloth over beveled boards. The spine and the front cover have stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. The decorative designs on the front cover are blind stamped on the rear cover. The binding is detached at its front hinge. The book shows external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to the covers. Small tears can be seen at the top of the spine. Loss of material is visible along the edges and at the outside corners. This volume has gilt edges and moire endpapers. Preliminary pages and text to page 10 are detached.The pages exhibit scattered foxing. There are numerous plates offering views of towns, buildings, residences, industry, farms, landmarks, as well as portraits of prominent citizens and/or historical figures. This volume has many textual illustrations. The text appears in double columns.
Lot 8040

$55

Details: This lot contains the item shown in the corresponding image(s). This item is a beautifully made curved antique mahogany dictionary or bible stand measuring approx. 11" x 22 1/2".

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Condition / Notes: This book stand is in functional or better condition with some age/wear with slight crack on the left side.
Lot 8041

$200

Title: The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Charles A. Dana - Charles Anderson Dana was an American journalist, author, and government official, best known for his association with Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil War and his aggressive political advocacy after the war., George Ripley
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1873-1876
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique set is bound in half leather with marbled sides and raised bands. The spines display bright stamped gilt lettering and stamped ornamental designs in black. The books show moderate external wear, with occasional scuffing at the spine edges, mild rubbing to the covers and minor loss of material at the outside corners of the boards. The bindings are firm. The volumes have marbled edges and endpapers. The interiors are clean and bright. This work contains plates, textual illustrations and color & b&w maps.
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