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Lot 1001

$80
Title: Life and Times of Washington: Containing a Particular Account of National Principles and Events, and of the Illustrious Men of the Revolution
Author: John Frederick Schroeder
Publisher: Johnson, Fry, and Company
Printing Year: 1857
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce biography of the first president of the United States. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and plates. The volumes show external age/wear, with cracking to top of front gutter of volume II. Both volumes have reinforced hinges and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges. Volume I shows water markings to upper right-hand corner. The books measure approximately 9 1/4" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1002

$120
Title: National History of the War for the Union, Civil, Military and Naval, Founded on Official and Other Documents
Author: Evert A. Duyckinck
Publisher: Johnson, Fry and Company
Printing Year: 1861 (1865)
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set in First Edition

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine, raised bands and marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this monumental Civil War history by Evert Augustus Duyckinck (1816-1878), a noted American publisher and biographer, associated with the literary side of the "Young America" movement in New York. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and superb steel engravings by Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast. These well-preserved, handsome volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges. Stamp of the Madison County Historical Society appears on a preliminary page in each volume. The books measure approximately 9" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1003

$175
Title: The History of Freemasonry
Author: Robert Freke Gould
Publisher: John C. Yorston & Co., Publishers (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1896
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering and masonic designs, this antique set is a scarce history of Masonic antiquities, symbols, constitutions, customs, etc., derived from official records throughout the world. The work is illustrated with bright engraved plates depicting famous masons, as well as architecture and events. The volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages with red edges. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 1004

$30
Title: Illustrations of Masonry
Author: William Preston
Publisher: Rob. Morris (Lodgeton, Kentucky)
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce work on freemasonry that appears as volume III of "The Universal Masonic Library." This edition contains "copious notes and additions by the Rev. G. Oliver." This work offers the author's reflections on masonry, explanations of its principles, the history of masonry in England, as well as odes, anthems and songs. The volume shows external age/wear. Binding is cracked along gutters. Rear board is detaching. Text block is intact with mildly age-toned pages that are unmarked. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 381 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1005

$60
Title: American Naval and Patriotic Songster: As Sung at Various Places of Amusement, in Honor of Hull, Jones, Decatur, Perry, Bainbridge, Lawrence, &c. &c &c
Publisher: N. A. (Baltimore)
Printing Year: 1834

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a rare compendium of eighteenth and nineteenth-century popular songs. The work is illustrated with a full-page frontispiece plate of the Battle of Lake Erie and 3 other full-page engravings. Among the songs included are "The Star Spangled Banner","Perry's Victory", "Rise, Columbia, Brave and Free", "The True Yank Sailor", "Hornet and Peacock". The volume shows external age/wear. Spine has been rebacked. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. Text lacks final page of index. The book measures approximately 3" x 4 3/4" and contains 254 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1006

$60
Title: Around the World with General Grant: A Narrative of the Visit of General U. S. Grant, Ex-President of the United States to Various Countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, in 1877, 1878, 1879. To Which Are Added Conversations with General Grant on Questions Connected with American Politics and History
Author: John Russell Young
Publisher: The American News Company
Printing Year: 1879
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set in First Edition

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce travel account and collection of the reflections of the 18th President of the United States, shortly after his departure from office. After the end of his second term in the White House, Grant spent over two years traveling the world with his wife. He travelled first to Liverpool, England on board the Pennsylvania class steamship SS Indiana, subsequently visiting Scotland and Ireland; the crowds were enormous. The Grants dined with Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle and with Prince Bismarck in Germany. They also visited Russia, Egypt, the Holy Land, Siam (Thailand), and Burma. In Japan, they were cordially received by Emperor Meiji and Empress Shōken at the Imperial Palace. Today in the Shibakoen section of Tokyo, a tree still stands that Grant planted during his stay.

Volume I is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of General Grant. Both volumes contain plates and numerous in-text illustrations. Second volume has intact fold-out world map showing President Grant's itinerary. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Stamp of the Madison County Historical Society appears on front endpapers. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1007

$40
Title: Bull Market Edition of Where Are the Customers' Yachts? or, A Good Hard Look at Wall Street
Author: Fred Schwed, Jr.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 1955 Stated First Printing in Rare Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with blue paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this classic investment guide still avidly read by traders. According to Jane Bryant Quinn (in "The Washington Post), "Where Are the Customers' Yachts? is one of the funniest books ever written about Wall Street. Writing with a rare mixture of wry cynicism and bonhomie reminiscent of Mark Twain and H. L. Mencken, Fred Schwed, Jr., skewers everyone including himself in his brilliant send-ups of bankers, brokers, traders, investors, analysts, and hapless customers." The work contains full-page illustrations by Peter Arno. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. Advance copy notice is laid in. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 215 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1008

$200
Title: The "Home-Run King"; or, How Pep Pindar Won His Title
Author: "Babe" Ruth (George H. Ruth)
Publisher: A. L. Burt Company
Printing Year: 1920 First Printing in Rare Pictorial Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with an embossed black lettering and illustration of Babe Ruth on the front cover, this antique volume is a scarce first printing of Babe Ruth's famous children's baseball novel. The copyright is by the H.K. Fly Company, but not published by them. A ten-page biographical sketch of the famous baseball player precedes the actual prep school novel. Pictorial dustjacket depicting Babe Ruth swinging bat is present and reads on front cover: "This is the first baseball story by the greatest batter our national game has ever known..."

The work contains a frontispiece illustration. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket, with small tears to ends of spine is in mylar cover. Spine cover of dustjacket also shows rubbing along its middle with a strip of dustjacket surface showing minor loss. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 240 pages plus ten pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1009

$55
Title: The New York of Yesterday: A Descriptive Narrative of Old Bloomingdale
Author: Hopper Striker Mott
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1908 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter blue leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of New York City, through a chronicle of the Church of Harsenville in what was once an area known as Bloomingdale. The work is illustrated with 78 illustrations, diagrams, and maps. The volume shows light external age/wear. Hinges are cracked. Mildly age-toned pages are unmarked. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 595 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1010

$30
Title: General History, Cyclopedia and Dictionary of Freemasonry: Containing an Elaborate Account of the Rise and Progress of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Associations - Ancient and Modern. Also, Definitions of the Technical Terms Used by the Fraternity
Author: Robert Macoy
Publisher: Masonic Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1870

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and decorative masonic design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce reference work of freemasonry by Robert Macoy (1815-1895), prominent freemason and founder of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Order of the Amaranth. He also founded what may be the largest Masonic publishing and supply house currently active. The work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, in-text illustrations and plates The volume shows external age/wear, with staining to front cover and taping to foot of spine. Both hinges are cracked. Text block is intact. Mildly age-toned pages are unmarked. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 700 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1011

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. History:

- A Half-Century of Conflict by Francis Parkman - Dated 1905 by Little, Brown, and Company (Boston) - complete two volume set in decorative gilt binding.
- The Story of the Walloons by William Elliot Griffis - Dated 1923 by Houghton Mifflin Company
- John Serman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman - Dated 1895 by The Werner Company (Chicago) - complete two volume set. Front board of volume I is separating from spine.
- John Brown: 1800-1859, A Biography Fifty Years After by Oswald Garrison Villard - Dated 1910 by Houghton Mifflin Company - decorative gilt binding.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 1012

$40
Title: The Pedigree and History of the Washington Family: Derived from Odin, the Founder of Scandinavia, B.C. 70, Involving a Period of Eighteen Centuries, and Including Fifty-Five Generations Down to General George Washington, First President of the United States
Author: Albert Welles
Publisher: Society Library
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and crest on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce genealogy of the Washington family by the President of the "American College for Genealogical Registry and Heraldry." The work is illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages with gilt edges. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 10" and contains 370 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1013

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Brave Lives and Noble by Clara L. Mateaux - Dated 1883 by Cassell & Company - front hinge cracked
- The Boys of '76: A History of the Battles of the Revolution by Charles Carleton Coffin - Dated 1876 by Harper & Brothers, Publisher
- Mattie's Secret by Emile Desbeaux - Dated 1887 by George Routledge and Sons - binding cracked at title page
- A Little Colonial Dame: A Story of Old Manhattan Island by Agnes Carr Sage - Dated 1898 by Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers - Illustrated by Mabel Humphrey
- The Silver Buckle: A Story of the Revolutionary Days by M. Nataline Crumpton - Dated 1899 by Henry Altemus Company (Philadelphia) - Illustrations by Cornelia E. Bedford
- Little Lady Val by Evelyn Everett Green - Dated 1906 by Henry Altemus Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1014

$18
Title: The Language of Gems, with Their Poetic Sentiments
Author: Miss H. J. Woodman
Publisher: A. Tompkins & B. B. Mussey (Boston)
Printing Year: 1848

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth binding with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poetry. The book gives a description of each gem followed by a poem describing the qualities of the meaning of the gem. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded half title page that is also a frontispiece decorated in red, blue and gilt. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, gilt-edged pages. The book measures approximately 3" x 4 3/4" and contains 160 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1015

$80
Title: History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, from the Discovery of the Territory included within Its Limits to the Present Time, with a Notice of the Geology of the County, and Catalogues of Its Minerals, Plants, Quadrupeds and Birds
Author: George Smith
Publisher: Henry B. Ashmead
Printing Year: 1862

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century local history. The work is illustrated with numerous bright plates (with light foxing to margins) and contains intact fold-out maps (frontispiece map has two tears). The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunned spine and chipping to its head and foot. Corners are bumped and frayed. The book is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains xxx pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1016

$110
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following complete run of the first issues of the Harper's New Monthly Magazine publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from June 1850 to May 1855, including issues from Vol. I, No. I through Vol. X, No. LX - Bound in three-quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine, these volumes show varying degrees of external wear (with some spine covers detached or detaching). Books are tightly bound. Pages show occasional foxing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 1017

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

- Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 by Elisha Kent Kane - Dated 1857 by Childs & Peterson (Philadelphia) - Volume I
- Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 by Elisha Kent Kane - Dated 1856 by S. C. Griggs (Chicago) - Volume II
- Biography of Elisha Kent Kane by William Elder - Dated 1858 by Childs & Peterson
- Dr. Kane: The Arctic Hero by M. Jones - Dated 1878 by T. Nelson and Sons (London)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1018

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Songs of Pi Beta Phi by Alleyne Archibald - Dated 1914 by Penna. Music Litho. Co. (Philadelphia)
- The Second Song Book of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity by Stuart Maclean - Dated 1906 by John Church Company
- The Ideals of the I. C. S. Fraternity of the World: A Commentary upon the Ritual of Initiation in the Matriculate Degree - Dated 1912 by Fraternity Supply Company (Scranton, Pennsylvania)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1019

$40
Title: The Language and Poetry of Flowers with Beautiful Illustrations
Publisher: Geo. A. Leavitt, Publisher
Printing Year: 1867

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of floral-themed poetry with bright color lithographic plates mounted on pages. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, gilt-edged pages. The book measures approximately 3" x 4 3/4" and contains 320 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1020

$55
Title: History of the Grand Army of the Republic
Author: Robert B. Beath
Publisher: Bryan, Taylor & Co.
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing and elaborate decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Grand Army of the Republic, a fraternal organization composed of veterans of the Union Army who served in the American Civil War. The GAR was among the first organized interest groups in American politics.

Robert B. Beath (1839-1914) enlisted in April 1861, as a private in the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers; reenlisted in September 1861, in the 28th Pennsylvania and was promoted sergeant and second lieutenant; was commissioned as captain in the 6th USCT and was wounded at the second Battle of Bull Run. He lost his right let at Chapin's farm in 1864 and was commissioned as Lt. Colonel in 1865. He was a charter member of the first post organized in Pennsylvania in October 1866 and from that moment his interest and activity in the organization never flagged until 48 years later, when he peacefully and painlessly passed from this life to that great beyond. In 1866 he became commander of Post No. 2. In 1867 junior vice department commander, 1869 to 1872 assistant adjutant general, and in 1873 department commander. Under Commanders-in-Chief Burnside, Hartranft and Wagner he served as adjutant general and in 1883 was elected commander-in-chief. When it became imperative that a history of the Grand Army of the Republic should be written it was unanimously conceded that the one man who was eminently fitted for that task was Robert B. Beath. And so that history was written and will always remain a monument and reminder to his comrades of his interest and devotion to their interests. He long served on the committee on rules and regulation and to his untiring labors upon that committee we owe our present system of conducting our affairs. (Biographical data courtesy of the "Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.")

The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, many plates and in-text engravings. This well-preserved, handsome volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's name, together with sticker and stamp of the Madison County Historical Society appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 720 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 1021

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literary titles in decorative gilt binding:

- True Stories from History and Biography by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Dated 1876 by James R. Osgood & Company (Boston) - illustrated
- The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney - Dated 1867 by Sampson Low, Son, & Marston (London) - front board separating from spine
- Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Including a Memoir of the Author, and an Essay on His Writings by Daniel DeFoe - Dated 1880 by John Wurtele Lovell - illustrated. Front board separating from spine.
- War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - Dated 1949 by International Collectors Library American Headquarters (Garden City) - illustrated
- The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell - Dated 1945 by International Collectors Library American Headquarters (Garden City) - illustrated

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1022

$80
Title: DNA: The Secret of Life
Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 2003 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright silver lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of an introductory history of genetics by James D. Watson (b. 1928), an American molecular biologist, and one of the co-discoverers of DNA. The author here not only tells of the discovery of the structure of DNA but also the gives a dazzling picture of the brilliance, ambitions and rivalries within the scientific community.This book is a companion volume to the PBS five-part television series.

Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material." He studied at the University of Chicago and Indiana University and subsequently worked at the University of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory in England where he first met his future collaborator and personal friend Francis Crick.

In 1956 he became a junior member of Harvard University's Biological Laboratories until 1976, but in 1968 served as Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, New York and shifted its research emphasis to the study of cancer. In 1994 he became its President for ten years, and then subsequently served as its Chancellor until 2007, when he was forced into retirement by controversy over several comments about race and intelligence. Between 1988 and 1992 he was associated with the National Institutes of Health, helping to establish the Human Genome Project. He has written many science books, including the seminal textbook "The Molecular Biology of the Gene" (1965) and his bestselling book "The Double Helix" (1968) about the DNA Structure discovery. (Biographical sketch courtesy of Wikipedia)

Signed by Watson in his diminutive hand on the title page. The work is lavishly illustrated with many color photographs, charts and diagrams. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. New dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 446 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1023

$100
Title: American Annals; or, A Chronological History of America from Its Discovery in MCCCCXCII to MDCCCVI
Author: Abiel Holmes
Publisher: Charles Taylor (Cambridge)
Printing Year: 1808
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with raised bands, this antique set is a scarce early history of the New World. The first volume contains an intact fold-out map of North America. The volumes show external age/wear, with sunning to spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Library stamp and bookplate appear on front endpapers (no other library markings appear to be present). The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1024

$40
Title: Masonry and Anti-Masonry: A History of Masonry, as It Has Existed in Pennsylvania since 1772, in Which the True Principles of the Instituion Are Fully Developed, and All Misrepresentations Corrected, Containing the Protests, Speeches, Reports, Etc. Presented before the Inquisitorial Committee at Harrisburg
Author: Alfred Creigh
Publisher: Rob. Morris (Lodgeton, Kentucky)
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce work on freemasonry that appears as volume XXV of "The Universal Masonic Library." This edition also contains, as an appendix, "An Appeal to the Inhabitants of the State of Vermont on the Subject of the Anti-Masonic Excitement, by a Committee Previously Appointed for that Purpose, Made at at Public Convention, Holden at Middlebury, April 7, 1829" by Philip C. Tucker, as well as "An Address Delivered before the Convention" by Jonathan A. Allen. The volume shows external age/wear, with front board detached. Text block is intact. Mildly age-toned pages are unmarked. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 321/25 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1025

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Republican Court; or, American Society in the Days of Washington by Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Dated 1867 by D. Appleton and Company - leather-bound volume with raised bands and blindstamped covers with gilt lettering
- Life and Times of George Washington by Shroeder-Lossng - Dated 1903 by M. M. Belcher Publishing Co. - Revised Edition in two volumes
- Accounts, G. Washington - with the United States, Commencing June 1775, and ending June 1783, Comprehending a Space of 8 Years - Dated c. 1890 by Agar, Hamblin & Co. - Reprint of Washington's account of expenses during the Revolutionary War. Boards are detached.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1026

$24
Title: The Cottage Bible and Family Expositor; Containing the Old and New Testaments, with Practical Expositions and Explanatory Notes. To Which Is Added, the References and Marginal Readings of the Polyglott Bible
Author /Editor: Thomas Williams / Rev. William Patton
Publisher: Case, Tiffany and Company
Printing Year: 1852
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce 19th-century edition of the Bible. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece engravings and plates. Family history pages at center of second volume offer genealogy of the Downing family of New York. The volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. Bookplate of Madison Historical Society appears on front endpapers. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1027

$20
Title: La Sainte Bible, qui contien le vieux et le nouveau testament: Imprimee sur l'edition de Paris, de l'annee 1805
Publisher: Daniel Fanshaw (New York)
Printing Year: 1836

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century French-language bible published in the United States. The volume shows external age/wear, with cracked gutters. Unmarked interior has age-toned pages. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. Boards and endpapers have water markings. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 7" and contains 789 / 207 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1028

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Meditations for the Use of the Secular Clergy by Father Chaignon - Dated 1907 by Benziger Brothers, Inc. - Two volumes
- Pilgrims and Shrines by Eliza Allen Starr - Dated 1897 by the Author - Two volumes in one
- Indulgences: Their Origin, Nature and Development by Rev. Fr. Alexius M. Lepicier - Dated 1906 by Art and Book Company Ld (Westminster) - light spotting to covers, gnawing to edges
- Father Jerome: A Story of the Spanish Inquisition by Hattie Arnold Clark - Dated 1899 by American Tract Society - discoloration to side edges of covers, staining to fore-edge of text block
- The Great Mantle: The Life of Giuseppe Melchiore Sarto Pope Pius X by Katherine Burton - Dated 1950 by Longmans, Green and Co. - light soiling and spotting to covers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1029

$40
Title: Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story
Author: Anne Carroll Moore
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1924

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature. A tale of Nicholas, a little (8") boy from Holland who visits New York City in the twenties. While there he attends parties, visits famous landmarks (Old Trinity Church, Fifth Ave, Chelsea) & learns of the Dutch influence on the city. His first party is at the library, where he meets many book characters.
The work is illustrated with drawings by Jay van Everen. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 7 1/2" and contains 331 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1030

$45
Title: A Dictionary of Practical Surgery, Containing a Complete Exhibition of the Present State of the Principles and Practice of Surgery, Collected from the Best and Most Original Sources of Information and Illustrated by Critical Remarks
Authors: Samuel Cooper & John Syng Dorsey
Publisher: B. & T. Kite, Johnson & Warner, M Carey, I. Pierce, S. W. Conrad, B. C. Buzby, E. Parker, & A. Small
Printing Year: 1816 Volume I

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with gilt lettering to title panel, this antique volume is a scarce reference work of nineteenth-century surgery, covering subjects from letters "A" to "Gut." This well-preserved volume shows light external age/wear, with minor chipping to ends of spine. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional light foxing and marginal toning to preliminary and final blank pages. Previous owner's name is visible in upper right corner of title page. Bookplate and markings appear on front endpaper, together with stamp pf the Madison County Historical Society. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 531 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1031

$35
Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly: A Domestic Drama in Six Acts
Author: George L. Aiken
Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers
Printing Year: 1852

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce original script for a nineteenth-century play-version of Stowe's classic work. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rear cover detached. Defacing has occured to the bottom of front cover (possibly to remove name of publisher). The booklet has internal markings intended to be used as production guidelines. Previous owner's name appears along top margin of front cover. The volume measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 68 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1032

$40
Title: A Candid Disquisition of the Principles and Practices of the Most Antient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons; Together with some Structures on the Origin, Nature, and Design of that Institution / The Masonic Manual; or, Lectures on Freemasonry, Containing the Instructions, Documents, and Discipline of the Masonic Economy
Authors: Wellins Calcott / Rev. Jonathan Ashe
Publisher: Rob. Morris (Lodgeton, Kentucky)
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce collection of works on freemasonry that appears as volume VI of "The Universal Masonic Library." The second text contains annotations and remarks by Rev. Geo. Oliver. The volume shows external age/wear, with binding cracked along gutters. Text block is intact. Mildly age-toned pages are unmarked. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 158 / 208 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1033

$60
Title: The History of Scotland: From Agricola's Invasion to the Extinction of the Last Jacobite Insurrection
Author: John Hill Burton
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1873
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter red leather with raised bands, gilt lettering and marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce historical work by John Hill Burton. These handsome volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. These are ex-library volumes with white library markings to bottom left-hand corner of every front cover. Library labels have been removed from spines, as have card holders at rear. Bookplate still appears on front endpaper. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1034

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of signed literary firsts:

- Terrorist by John Updike - Dated 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf - dustjacket
- Ravelstein by Saul Bellow - Dated 2000 by Viking - First Printing in dustjacket
- Kowloon Tong by Paul Theroux - Dated 1997 by Houghton Mifflin Company - First Printing in dustjacket
- My Secret History by Paul Theroux - Dated 1989 by G. P. Putnam's - First Printing in dustjacket (1 1/4" tear from top edge of front cover, small tear from top edge of spine cover, front flap creased)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 1035

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique poetry titles in decorative gilt binding:

- The Holy Grail, and Other Poems by Alfred Tennyson - Dated 1870 by Fields, Osgood, & Co. (Boston)
- Enoch Arden by Alfred Tennyson - Dated 1864 by Ticknor and Fields (Boston)
- Pomegranates From an English Garden: A Selection From the Poems of Robert Browning Introduction and notes by John Monro Gibson - Dated 1886 by Chautaugua Press - spine slightly worn at top and bottom
- The Complete Poetical Words of Robert Browning - Dated 1930 by The Macmillan Company - New edition with additional poems first published in 1914. Boards separating from spine
- John Greenleaf Whittier Introduction by Edwin Markham - no date provided by The Co-operative Publication Society - front board separating from spine

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 1036

$24
Title: Evolution and Christianity: A Study
Author: J. C. F. Grumbine
Publisher: Charles H. Kerr & Company (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bevelled edges and bright gilt lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce theological work by Jesse Charles Fremont Grumbine (1861-1938), found of "The Order of the White Rose"(an estoric spritualist organization) and author of numerous books on paranormal spirituality. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" and contains 75 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1037

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and modern books on U.S. History shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 1038

$40
This lot includes the antique volume shown in the corresponding image. This is a privately bound collection of 19th-century sheet music that includes a number of pieces with wonderfully illustrated front covers, such as the opening piece, a waltz entitled "Lily of the Valley," a hand-colored "The Five Belles Polka," the "Marche Militaire" by William Vincent Wallace, and "Comin' thro' the Rye," a Scotch ballad, "newly arranged" by William Dressler. Of particular note is the piece ""Minnehaha' or Laughing Walter Polka," dated 1856, that offers a representation of Native Americans in the wilderness. This volume is detached from its red three-quarter leather binding. Boards and spine cover show significant wear. Front cover bears a plate with the name C. M. Hand in gilt lettering. Bookplate of the Madison County Historical Society appears on reverse side of front cover. Pages show occasional (light) foxing. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
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