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Lot 7001

$275

Title: THe Hunt for Red October
Author: Tom Clancy - An American novelist and video game designer best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science story lines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print. His name was also used on movie scripts written by ghost writers, nonfiction books on military subjects, and video games. He was a part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles and vice-chairman of their community activities and public affairs committees.

Clancy's literary career began in 1984 when he sold The Hunt for Red October for $5,000.[1][2] His works, The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987), Clear and Present Danger (1989), and The Sum of All Fears (1991), have been turned into commercially successful films. Actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine have played Clancy's most famous fictional character, Jack Ryan; his second-most famous character, John Clark, has been played by actors Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber. Clancy died on October 1, 2013, of an undisclosed illness (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis, Maryland
Year: 1984
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 387
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This first edition of, "The Hunt for Red October," Tom Clancy's first novel, is hardbound in cloth covered boards, accompanied with dust jacket.

Important identification points: 1. No number code. 2. No price on dust jacket. 3. Full red cloth binding covering. 4. Six commentaries on back panel of dust jacket.

The Hunt for Red October is Tom Clancy's 1984 debut novel. The story follows a CIA analyst who leads a group of US Navy officers to take possession of a cutting-edge Soviet nuclear submarine from 26 defecting Soviet officers, and the intertwined adventures of Soviet submarine captain Marko Aleksandrovich Ramius and Jack Ryan, a Marine turned CIA analyst. It was loosely inspired by the mutiny on the Soviet frigate Storozhevoy in 1975. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows well with mild signs of age and wear, some age toning on the dust jacket, and light scuffing to the the edges of the dust jacket.
Lot 7002

$475

Title: Tarzan the Magnificent
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs - Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.

The first title in the Tarzan series, "Tarzan of the Apes," was published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October 1912. The first book edition was published in 1914.

Tarzan was a cultural sensation when introduced. Burroughs was determined to capitalize on Tarzan's popularity in every way possible. He planned to exploit Tarzan through several different media including a syndicated Tarzan comic strip, movies and merchandise. Experts in the field advised against this course of action, stating that the different media would just end up competing against each other. Burroughs went ahead, however, and proved the experts wrong—the public wanted Tarzan in whatever fashion he was offered. Tarzan remains one of the most successful fictional characters to this day and is a cultural icon.
Publisher: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Publishers
City: Tarzana/California
Year: 1939
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 318 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This first edition comes bound in blue cloth with the title and author engraved in red on the front cover board.

Tarzan the Magnificent is a book by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-first in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was originally published as two separate stories serialized in different pulp magazines; "Tarzan and the Magic Men" in Argosy from September to October, 1936, and "Tarzan and the Elephant Men" in Blue Book from November 1937 to January 1938. The two stories were combined under the title Tarzan the Magnificent in the first book edition, published in 1939 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. In order of writing, the book follows Tarzan's Quest and precedes Tarzan and the Forbidden City. In order of book publication it falls between the latter and Tarzan and the Foreign Legion. The novel's plot bears no relation to that of the 1960 film of the same title. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild signs of age and wear.

Lot 7003

$80

Title: The Chess Player's Instructor; or, Guide to Beginners; Containing all the Information Necessary to Acquire a Knowledge of the Game: with Diagrams Illustrative of the Various Movements of the Pieces
Author: Charles Henry Stanley - Charles Henry Stanley was the first chess champion of the United States. When the first U.S. championship match took place in 1845, Stanley defeated Eugène Rousseau of New Orleans, and claimed the title. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Robert M. De Witt, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1859
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 72 pages plus advertisments
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: This antique chess instructional volume is bound in paper covered boards with cloth spine cover. The work is adorned with strategics game boards. The rear board shows advertisements for "Webster's Practical Letter Writer" and "Ready Reckoner, [Sweets]."


Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows rubbed boards as well as edgewear. The interior pages show light age toning. The front interior hinge is cracked.
Lot 7004

$225

Book Details: This group of deluxe leather bound books features Easton Press published titles, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: an author signed first edition of "The Pleasure of My Company" by Steve Martin. Included in this volume is a Certificate of Authenticity and a note about the author.

An author signed first edition of "A Life on the Road" by Charles Kuralt. This volume includes a note about the author.

An author signed first edition of "Messages from My Father" by Calvin Trillin.

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Condition / Notes: These books show very nicely with mild signs of age and wear and show like new.

Each leather bound volume has gilt gold lettering and decoration on the cover boards.
Lot 7005

$175

Title: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel - Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.
Geisel published 46 children's books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat," "The Lorax," "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish," "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins," "Fox in Socks," "The King's Stilts," "Hop on Pop," "Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose," "Horton Hatches the Egg," "Horton Hears a Who!," and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!". (Courtesy Wikipedia)



Publisher: The Vanguard Press
City: New York
Year: Copyright 1938, renewed 1965
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This author signed children's volume comes bound in illustrated paper, with original illustrated dust jacket.

This volume is author signed by Dr. Seuss on an illustrated page in a middle of the book. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included with this volume.

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins is a children's book, written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and published by Vanguard Press in 1938. Unlike the majority of Geisel's books, it is written in prose rather than rhyming and metered verse. Geisel, who collected hats, got the idea for the story on a commuter train from New York to New England while he was sitting behind a businessman wearing a hat; the passenger was so stiff and formal that Geisel idly wondered what would happen if Geisel took his hat and threw it out the window. Geisel concluded that the man was so "stuffy" he would just grow a new one. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows well with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

The dust jacket shows signs of edgewear, light ripping and rubbing. The pages throughout the book show light signs of soiling and rubbing.

Lot 7006

$20

Title: Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue of the Manufactures of N.E. James & Co.
Author: David H. James, Louis G. Dalby, Walter M. Aikman
Publisher: H.P. Lowry, Stationer
City: New York
Year: 1871
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 329 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This volume is bound in red brown cloth with the title, address and city on the cover board, in gold.

This volume is signed by N.E. James, the person about which the volume describes. Several illustrations appear throughout the volume.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

The cover boards show signs of light edgewear, rubbing and soiling.

Light soiling and rubbing appears throughout the pages of the volume.
Lot 7007

$55

Title: Doctor Dolittle's Post Office
Author: Hugh Lofting - Hugh John Lofting was a British author, trained as a civil engineer, who created the character of Doctor Dolittle, one of the classics of children's literature. Doctor Dolittle first appeared in the author's illustrated letters to his children, written from the trenches while serving in the British Army during World War I. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: F. A. Stokes Co.
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 359 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This first edition (second printing before publication) is signed by Lofting on the recto of the tissue-guarded frontispiece. The volume is bound in decorative cloth covered boards with in-laid image. The work is profusely illustrated with images by Lofting.

Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting starting with the 1920 The Story of Doctor Dolittle. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear with rubbing to the boards as well as age toning to the spine cover. The interior hinges are cracked. The interior pages show mild age toning. The textblock is cracked.
Lot 7008

$25

Title: Down the Islands: A Voyage of the Caribbes - William Agnew Paton
Author: William Agnew Paton
Publisher: Charles Scibner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1887
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 301 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This volume comes bound in illustrated tan cloth, featuring the title and author in gold lettering.

A tissue-guarded plate is featured at the start of this volume along with illustrations and drawings by M.J. Burns.

This volume chronicles a journey to the caribbees.
Condition / Notes: This book shows mild signs of age and wear.

The cover boards show signs of soiling and the spine shows light signs of edgewear.
Lot 7009

$10

Title: The Oldest and the Newest Empire: China and the United States
Author: William Speer
Publisher: S.S. Scranton and Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1870
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 681 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: This volume comes bound in brown leather with decorative cover boards.

"Who does not see that henceforth every year, European commerce, European politics, European thoughts and European activity, although actually gaining greater force, and European connections, although actually booming more intimate, will nevertheless ultimately sink in importance; while the Pacific Ocean, its shores, its islands, and the vast regions beyond, will become the chief theatre of events in the world's great hereafter?" - William Seward's introduction
Condition / Notes: This volume shows mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

The spine shows severe signs of cracking, partial separation and tearing. The cover boards show signs of cracking and partial tearing.

Lot 7010

$20

Title: Hitty: Her First Hundred Years
Author: Dorothy P. Lathrop - Dorothy Pulis Lathrop was an American writer and illustrator of children's books. She was born in Albany, New York. During a prolific career spanning from 1919 to 1967, she used her artistic skills as an illustrator of other authors’ children's fictional literature: more than 38 books were published with her illustrations. Lathrop wrote and illustrated nine children's books and several topical nonfiction books. She was also an accomplished printmaker. Much of her work was devoted to the beauty and importance of animals.
Lathrop's career began around 1919, when her first published suite of illustrations appeared in Walter de la Mare's book for children, "The Three Mulla-Mulgars." Lathrop developed a friendship with de la Mare, and thereafter illustrated five more of his books for children: "Down-Adown-Derry" (1922), "Crossings" (1923), "The Dutch Cheese" (1931), "Mr. Bumps and His Monkey" (1942) and "Bells and Grass" (1942).
In 1929, Lathrop illustrated Rachel Field's successful children's novel, "Hitty, Her First Hundred Years," the fictional story of a doll, which won the Newbery Medal, awarded by the American Library Association for the best children's novel of the year. In 1931, Lathrop wrote "The Fairy Circus," which was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal. In 1938, Lathrop’s illustrations for "Animals of the Bible," written by Helen Dean Fish, won her the inaugural Caldecott Medal, awarded for the year's "most distinguished American picture book for children". (Courtesy Wikipedia)

, Rachel Field - Rachel Lyman Field was an American novelist, poet, and children's fiction writer. She is best known for the Newbery Award-winning Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Field also won a National Book Award, Newbery Honor award and two of her books are on the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award list. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 207 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in decorative cloth covered boards with paper label on the front board. The work is inscribed and signed by the illustrator, Dorothy P. Lathrop, on the front free endpaper.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with light edgewear and rubbing to the boards. The interior pages show previous owner inscriptions and occasional creases. A signature has been reinforced.
Lot 7011

$50

Book Details: This lot comprises of 6 decorative antique volumes of literature.

Titles include: “Life On The Mississippi” (Mark Twain, James R. Osgood & Co., 1883, Early Printing); “The Life & Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe Vol. 1 & 2;” and “Kavanagh: A Tale.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. Some volumes are partially disbound or have cracked hinges. The volumes display mild to moderate signs of aging and foxing. Some books have gilded page edges and decorative covers.
Lot 7012

$70

Book Details: This lot comprises 11 volumes of vintage and antique children's books.

Titles include: “The Land of Oz;” “Drawing A Cat;” and “A Child's Christmas In Wales.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.




Lot 7013

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the literature shown in the corresponding images. Titles, authors, and subject matter include: "Gone With The Wind;" "The Divine Comedy;" "Ragged Lady;" Margaret Mitchell; Dante Alighieri; Joseph Conrad; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Ethel Sidgewick; John Steinbeck; Fiction; Classic Literature; and Drama.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and attachments.
Lot 7014

$10

Title: L'Aventure de Therese Beauchamps
Author: Francis De Miomandre - Francis de Miomandre (born 22 May 1880 in Tours – 1 August 1959 in Saint-Brieuc) was a French novelist and well-known translator from Spanish into French. He was born in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, the son of a salesman Gilbert Durand and of Thérèse de Miomandre. He kept his mother's name as his nome de plume. In 1888 he moved with his parents to Marseille and stayed there until 1898, studying at the Jesuit College of St. Ignatius in Marseille. At the same time he befriended a group of young writers. In 1894 they founded a magazine la Revue Méditerranéenne in which he published his early work. In 1900 he met Camille Mockler in Saint-Leu-La-Forêt. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Artheme Fayard, Libraire-Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1913
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 124 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This author signed is paper bound with title, author and illustrations on the front cover board.

This book is author signed by Francis De Miomandre on the half-title page.

Original illustrations, by Roger Grillon, are included in this book.

Francis de Miomandre (born 22 May 1880 in Tours – 1 August 1959 in Saint-Brieuc) was a French novelist and well-known translator from Spanish into French.

He was born in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, the son of a salesman Gilbert Durand and of Thérèse de Miomandre. He kept his mother's name as his nome de plume. In 1888 he moved with his parents to Marseille and stayed there until 1898, studying at the Jesuit College of St. Ignatius in Marseille. At the same time he befriended a group of young writers. In 1894 they founded a magazine la Revue Méditerranéenne in which he published his early work. In 1900 he met Camille Mockler in Saint-Leu-La-Forêt. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows moderate signs of age and wear.

The paper cover boards show signs of edgewear and tearing. The spine has been reinforced.

Light fading appears throughout the pages of the volume as well as pen markings.
Lot 7015

$350

Title: The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly "Vanity Fair," a panoramic portrait of English society.

Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co.
City: London
Year: 1869
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 22 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This antique set of twenty-two volumes is bound in half leather with marbled paper covered boards and each volume is adorned with an illustrated title page and frontispiece.

Titles featured include: "Vanity Fair;" "Phillip;" "The Virginians;" "Roundabout Papers;" and "Henry Esmond."
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows moderate signs of age/wear with rubbing and edgewear to the boards as well as moisture damage/markings in many volumes. Some volumes show tearing to the marbled papers as well as some adhered paper from other volumes. The interior pages show age toning.
Lot 7016

$15

Title: A History of Fine Art in India and Ceylon: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Author: Vincent A. Smith - Vincent Arthur Smith, (1848–1920) was a British Indologist and art historian. Smith was born in Dublin on 3 June 1848 which was then part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. His father was Dr Aquilla Smith, well known in medical and numismatic circles in Dublin and London. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press
City: Oxford
Year: 1911
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 484
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This volume comes bound in red cloth with gold decorative gilt markings.

This volume contains tissue-guarded plates in the beginning and end of the book. Many other illustrations and photographs appear throughout the volume.

Additionally, a page from a Turkish newspaper is included in this volume.

Vincent Arthur Smith, (1848–1920) was a British Indologist and art historian. Smith was born in Dublin on 3 June 1848 which was then part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. His father was Dr Aquilla Smith, well known in medical and numismatic circles in Dublin and London. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

This material comes to us directly from the personal library of James Hurley, a former Vice Consul at the United States Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, and most notably a member of the 1960 International Saltoro Expedition which made the first attempt on the unclimbed K12 Peak, the 24,370-foot mountain in the Karakoram range of the Himalayas near the Line of Control between India and Pakistan. Their expedition was sponsored by the Royal Society and the Royal Geographic Society and Hurley was trained in the elements of climbing by the famous explorer Eric Shipton, who made the first reconnaissance visit to K12 in 1957. Aside from the historic ascent attempt, Hurley's objective in the region was an ethnographic study of the Epic of King Gesar. The Rajah of Khaplu arranged for a scribe to take down the Baltistan/Kashmir version of this important Central Asian epic poem from the bard Abdur Rahim. Sadly this fascinating manuscript has been lost to time. Please attend our live sale to inspect this and numerous other fascinating lots from the Hurley collection of South and Central Asian books and ephemera.


Condition / Notes: This book shows mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

The cover boards show signs of soiling, wormholes, rubbing and foxing, as do the inner pages throughout the volume.

Lot 7017

$120

Title: Works of Charles Dickens, Househould Edition.
Author: Charles Dickens - "Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters." (Courtesy Wikipedia.)
Publisher: Shledon and Company
City: New York
Year: 1861-1871
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 39 Full Set: No
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This antique set of thirty-nine volumes is bound in blue cloth covered boards. This household edition is illustrated and includes tissue-guarded frontispieces for the volumes.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear with light rubbing, age toning and moisture markings to the boards. The interior pages show light age toning.
Lot 7018

$35

Title: Little Toot on the Mississippi
Author: Hardie Gramatky - Bernhard August "Hardie" Gramatky, Jr. was an American painter, author, and illustrator. In a 2006 article in Watercolor Magazine, Andrew Wyeth named him as one of America's 20 greatest watercolorists. He wrote and illustrated several children's books, most notably "Little Toot." (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1973
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 7.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This vintage volume is signed on the half-title page and includes a small toot sketch by Gramatky. The volume is bound in red cloth covered boards and featuring original dust jacket. The work is black & white as well as color.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows mild to moderate exterior age/wear with chipping and rubbing to the dust jacket. The boards and interior pages show well with occasional light soiling. The dust jacket has been clipped.
Lot 7019

$25

Book Details: This lot comprises 4 decorative antique volumes of poetry.

Titles include: “The Land Of Burns: A Series Of Landscapes & Portraits, Illustrative Of The Life & Writings Of The Scottish Poet Vol. 1 & 2” (Professor Wilson & Robert Chambers, Blackie & Son, 1840); "Pictures & Poems" (Dante Gabriel Rossetti, R. H. Russell Pub., 1899, Large format featuring tipped in plates); and “Leaves Of Grass: A Facsimile Of The First Edition 1855 As Issued By Whitman & Received By Emerson.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a range of age and wear indications. Some volumes have partially cracked hinges.




Lot 7020

$275

Book Details: This lot comprises 11 volumes of "The Studio" magazine compilations.

"The Studio: An Illustrated Magazine Of Fine & Applied Art;" Volumes cover a range of years including: 1898, 1907, 1909, and 1911.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.




Lot 7021

$110

Title: Goethes Samtliche Werte
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him exist. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung
City: Stuttgart und Berlin
Year: c. 1920
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 41 Full Set: No
Width: 6.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: This antique forty-one volume set is bound in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt tooling and decoration. The first volume is adorned with a tissue-guarded frontispiece. The volumes are numbered 1-40 with a final register being the 41st volume. The set contains the works of Goethe in German.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with some age toning, rubbing and edgewear to the exteriors. The interior pages show some age toning.
Lot 7022

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of volumes on English and Irish folk music, world history and U.S. history shown in the corresponding images. Titles, authors, and subject matter include: "The Irish Songbook;" "Folksongs Of Britain & Ireland;" "50 Great Irish Drinking Songs;" "History Of England" (William Grimshaw, 1843); Conquest Of Mexico Vol. 1 & 2" (William H. Prescott, 1855-56); "The Forgotten Crafts;" "The First Civilization: The Legacy Of The Sumer;" "Handwriting Of The Famous & Infamous;" "The Robot That Helped Make A President: A Reconnaissance Into The Mysteries Of John F. Kennedy's Signature;" and "Washington: A Biography Vol. 1-3" (Benson J. Lossing, 1914).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and attachments.
Lot 7023

$60

Book Details: This lot comprises 11 volumes of author signed children's picture books.

Titles include: “A River Of Words” (Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet); “Golem” (David Wisniewski); and “Tuesday” (David Wiesner).

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.




Lot 7024

$40

Title: An Impartial Narrative of the Most Important Engagements Which Took Place Between His Majesty's Forces and the Insurgents, During the Irish Rebellion, in 1798; Including Very Interesting Information Not Before Published. Carefully Collected from Authentic Letters.
Author: John Jones
Publisher: Levi Harris
City: South New Berlin, New York
Year: 1834
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 227 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: This Second US Edition volume comes bound in brown leather.

The Irish Rebellion of 1798 (Irish: Éirí Amach 1798), also known as the United Irishmen Rebellion (Irish: Éirí Amach na nÉireannach Aontaithe), was an uprising against British rule in Ireland lasting from May to September, 1798. The United Irishmen, a republican revolutionary group influenced by the ideas of the American and French revolutions, were the main organizing force behind the rebellion. (Courtesy Wikipedia)


Condition / Notes: This volume shows mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

The cover boards show signs of rubbing, edgewear and foxing.

Foxing, soiling and exposure to moisture appear throughout the pages of the volume.
Lot 7025

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible military and historical collecting books shown in the corresponding images. Subject matter includes weaponry, handguns, US military and army, New England uniforms, medals, decorations, auction catalogs, and Civil War & the Confederacy, among others.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 7026

$45

Book Details: This group of antique books features Niles' Weekly registers, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Niles' Weekly Register; March 1832 to September 1832" and "Niles' Weekly Register; September 1815 to March 1816."

Hezekiah Niles (October 10, 1777 – April 2, 1839), was an American editor and publisher of the Baltimore-based national weekly news magazine, Niles' Weekly Register (aka Niles' Register) and the Weekly Register.

Niles was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, to a Quaker family, although his father quit the church to fight in the American Revolutionary War. In 1777, the family fled from Wilmington, Delaware, ahead of the British army to the home of James Jefferis on the east side of the Brandywine Creek near Jefferis' Ford. Niles later asserted in the Weekly Register that a Hessian mercenary threatened to bayonet his mother while pregnant with him. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

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Condition / Notes: These books show mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

Both volumes show signs of light cracking in the spine. Foxing, rubbing, soiling, rubbing and exposure to moisture appear throughout both volumes.
Lot 7027

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the volumes on world and military history shown in the corresponding images. Titles, authors, and subject matter include: "Henry & Navarre;" "Art, Science, & History In The Renaissance;" "The New World Atlas & Gazetter 1922 Edition;" "Why Not Victory;" Barry M. Goldwater; Richard Harding Davis; Philip Gibbs; Henry Dwight Sedgwick; Leonardo Da Vinci; China; Foreign Language; French; German; and Art.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and attachments.
Lot 7028

$25

Book Details: This group features vintage/antique children's books, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: a first edition copy of "King of the Wind: The Story of Godolphin Arabian" by Marguerite Henry, with Illustrations by Wesley Dennis; "The Wheel on the School" by Meindert DeJong, with Illustrations by Maurice Sendak; and "Mr. Revere and I" set down and illustrated by Robert Lawson.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

Lot 7029

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the literature shown in the corresponding images. Titles, authors, and subject matter include: "Les Miserables;" "The Holy Sinner;" "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold;" "Lost Plays Of Eugene O'Neill;" "The Lively Lady;" "The Trouble With Lazy Ethel;" "First Love;" Victor Hugo; Thomas Mann; John Le Carre; Jack London; Kenneth Roberts; Ernest K. Gann; Richard Harding Davis; Classic Literature; Fiction; Vintage; Antique; Adventure; and more.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age and wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and attachments.
Lot 7030

$70

Book Details: This lot comprises 7 antique volumes on philosophy and theology.

Titles include: “An Apology For The True Christian Divinity” (Robert Barclay, printed by Mary Fuller, 1737) “Sermons Preach'd Upon Several Occasions Before King William & Queen Anne” (Sir William Dawes, printed by H. Hills, 1709); and “Twelve Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions & Never Before Printed” (Edward Stillingfleet, printed by F. H., 1701).

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. Some volumes are partially or entirely disbound or have cracked hinges. The volumes display mild to moderate signs of aging and foxing. Some books are part of larger sets that are not included in this lot.




Lot 7031

$100

Book Details: This lot consists of the Tasha Tudor volumes shown in the corresponding images. Titles, authors, and subject matter include Tasha Tudor, "Kitchen Gardens;" "Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts;" and some illustrated children's books.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.

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