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Lot 1375

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles by Harriet Beecher Stowe. All are bound in blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine:

- Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp - Dated 1856 by Phillips, Sampson and Company (Boston) - 2 volumes
- Sunny Memories of Foreign Lands - Dated 1854 by Phillips, Sampson, and Company - Volume I only
- Old Town Folks - Dated 1874 by James R. Osgood and Company (Boston) - Rear board detaching, page from table of contents loose

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 1376

$14
Title: A Description of the Qualifications Necessary to a Gospel Minister, Containing Advice to Ministers and Elders, How To Conduct Themselves in Their Conversations and Various Services, According to Their Gifts in the Church of Christ, with Valuable Suggestions as to the Relative Duty of All the Living Members of the Church in Reference to these Important Offices
Author: Samuel Bownas
Publisher: W. & F. G. Cash (London)
Printing Year: 1853

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff boards with bright embossed gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce edition of an important Quaker essay by Samuel Bownas (1676-1753), originally published in 1750. This theological work is based on the author's 50 years of experience as a travelling minister. Bownas, second-generation Quaker who lived in the Lancaster and Dover area of England, made two substantial trips to America, the first in 1702, and the second in 1726; he died in 1753, at the age of 77.

The volume shows external age/wear, with small holes appearing on spine cover and small blemishes to covers. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that have occasional foxing. Previous owner's stamp appears on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4" and contains 110 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1377

$50
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Peterson's
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: January through December 1861
Issue Number Range: Volume XXXIX, No. 1 through Volume XL No. 6

Notes: Leather-bound volume with raised bands and gilt lettering (inverted) shows external wear, with cracking along upper portion of front gutter. Age-toned pages are clean. Tissue-guarded color fashion plates are present and show brightly. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 1378

$35
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 issues of the Graham's Magazine publication:

- edited by George H. Graham - Dated from July 1850 to January 1851, including issues of the 37th volume - Significant wear to exterior, front board detached, several pages and portions of pages have been excised. Color fashion plates are present.
- edited by- Dated from January to June 1852, including issues of the 40th volume - Significant wear to binding, hinges are cracked. Engravings
- edited by NA - Dated from January to June 1854, including issues of the 44th volume - Three-quarter leather binding with raised bands, water markings to preliminary pages, frontispiece and title page. Staining also appears to corners of engraved plates. Pages show occasional (light) 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: $9.50
Lot 1379

$22
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage masonic books shown in the corresponding image. Among the titles present in this collection are volume I of "The Jubilee Year of the Supreme Council of Sovereign Grand Inspectors-General of the Thirty-Third and Last Degree of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry..." (1918), "The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in Thirty-Third Degree" by Robert B. Folger (1881), "The Authorized Standard Ritual of the Order of the Eastern State, State of New York" (1916) and various other histories and reference works. 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: $20.50
Lot 1380

$55
Title: A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House
Author: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company /The Riverside Press
Printing Year: 1965 Signed by author Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and red title panels to spine and front cover, this volume is a scarce copy of this classic presidential history signed by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (1917 - 2007), who served as special assistant to President Kenneday and became the "court historian" of his administration. This book is a detailed account of the Kennedy presidency, from the transition period to the president's state funeral.

The author's signature appears on the title page. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned, unmarked pages. Shelfworn dustjacket is in mylar cover. This is a Book of the Month Club title. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 1087 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1381

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on seafaring and piracy:

- My Early Days by Walter Ferguson - Dated 1831 by Leonard C. Bowles (Boston) - front board detached from spine.
- Songs and Poems of the Sea edited by Mrs. William Sharp - Dated c1885 by The Walter Scott Publishing Co., LTD - decorative gilt binding
- The Pirates' Who's Who by Philip Gosse - Dated 1924 by Dulau & Company, Ltd (London) - illustrated, decorative gilt binding
- The Compleat Smuggler by Jefferson Farjeon - Dated 1938 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company (Indianapolis) - decorative gilt binding.
- Lafitte the Pirate by Lyle Saxon - Dated 1950 by Robert L. Crager & Company (New Orleans) - dustjacket shows several small tears and wear

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 1382

$22
Title: Kimball's Watertown City Directory for 1917
Publisher: R. L. Polk & Co., Publishers
Printing Year: 1916

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter cloth with paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce city directory for Watertown, New York, the county seat of Jefferson County. It is situated near the Canadian border and the Thousand Islands. Named after the many falls located on the Black River, the city developed early in the 19th century as a manufacturing center. From years of generating industrial wealth, in the early 20th century the city was said to have more millionaires per capita than any other city in the nation. Residents of Watertown built a rich public and private architectural legacy. It is the smallest city to have a park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the celebrated landscape architect who created Central Park in New York City. Geographically, Watertown is located in the central part of Jefferson County. It lies 72.0 miles north of Syracuse, New York and 31 miles south of the Canadian border. (City history courtesy of Wikipedia.)

This work contains an alphabetical residence directory, a comprehensive street directory, a miscellaneous directory of the city government, its institutions, societies, corporations and a complete classified business guide. The volume shows edgewear and rubbing. Front hinge is cracked. Pages are clean and unmarked. Cloth ribbon holder at upper spine tip for hanging the book on a peg is still intact. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 702 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1383

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

- A Brief History of the Piatt Lodge, No. 194 by R. W. Brother Ossian Lang - Dated circa 1923 by Piatt Lodge No. 194
- Odd Fellowship: History of the Order in Oneida by William H. Farnham - Dated 1907 by Ryan & Burkhart (Oneida, NY)
- Constitution By-Laws and List of Officers and Members of the Century Club of Syracuse - Dated circa 1945 by Club House (Syracuse, NY)
- Boonville and Its Neighbors: The Chronicle of an American Community by Tharratt Gilbert Best - Dated 1961 by Boonville Herald- Willard Press
- Albany's Historic Street: A Collection of some of the Historic Facts and Interesting Traditions relating to State Street and Its Neighborhood - Dated 1918 by National Savings Bank of the City of Albany - "Published In Commemoration of its Fiftieth Anniversary"
- Manning's Ogdensburg (New York) Directory for the Year Beginning 1941 - Dated 1941 by H. A. Manning Co. - Well-preserved fold-out map at rear
- Statuto e regolamento della Societa' di Mutuo Soccorso Aviglianesi Corona d'Italia - Dated 1914 by "La Vita" (Rome, NY) - wrappers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 1384

$140
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 issues of the Harper's New Monthly Magazine publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from June 1877 to May, 1883, including issues from Vol. LV, No. CCCXXV through Vol. LXVI, No. CCCXCVI - three-quarter leather binding with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Volumes show varying degree of external wear. Texts blocks are intact. Pages are clean and unmarked.
- edited by NA - Dated from December, 1883 to November, 1884, including issues from Vol. LXVIII, No. CCCCIII through Vol. LXIX, No. CCCCXIV - three-quarter leather binding with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Volumes show varying degree of external wear (volume 68 lacks spine cover). Texts blocks are intact. Pages are clean and unmarked.

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: $36.50
Lot 1385

$20
Title: The Douglas Register: Being a Detailed Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths together with Other Interesting Notes, as Kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797
Editor: W. Mac. Jones
Publisher: J. W. Fergusson & Sons
Printing Year: 1928

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of a landmark genealogical work. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 412 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1386

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-'65 by Horace Greeley - Dated 1867 by O. D. Case & Company - 2 volumes, significant exterior wear. First volume lacks spine cover. All hinges cracked. Text blocks are intact with clean, unmarked pages.
- Grant as Soldier and Statesman by Edward Howland - Dated 1868 by J. B. Burr & Company (Hartford) - Leather binding. Front hinge is cracked.
- The Life of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan by Frank A. Burr - Dated 1888 by J. A. & R. A. Reid, Publishers (Providence, R.I.)
- Proceedings of the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York on the Life and Services of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, Held at the Capitol, April 9, 1889 - Dated 1890 by James B. Lyon, State Printer (Albany) - Front hinge is cracked
- Proceedings in the Congress on the Occasion of the Reception and Acceptance of the Statue of Ulysses S. Grant Presented by the Grand Army of the Republic, May 19, 1900 - Dated 1901 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D. C.)
- The Pictorial Book of Anecdotes and Incidents of the War of the Rebellion by Frazar Kirkland - Dated 1866 by Hartford Publishing Company (Hartford, Connecticut) - Front board is nearly detached, Unmarked pages are clean and bright with "over 300 engravings"

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 1387

$140
Title: The History of America
Author: William Robertson
Publisher: A. Strahan & T. Cadell (London)
Printing Year: 1792
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with gilt embossing to spine labels, this antique set is a scarce early history of Latin America. The volumes show external age/wear, cracking to gutters of the third volume. The books are solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 1388

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of nineteenth-century theological titles in blindstamped brown cloth bindings:

- The End of Religious Controversy in a Friendly Correspondence between a Religious Society of Protestants and a Catholic Divine by Rev. John Milner - Dated 1856 by Edward Dunigan & Brother
- The Fountain of Life; or, a Display of Christ in His Essential and Mediatorial Glory by Rev. John Flavel - No date provided by American Tract Society - covers show soiling
- The Thursday Penny Pulpit: Sermons by Eminent Living Ministers - Dated 1847 by "the Pulpit" Office (London) - hinges cracked
- The Triumph of Truth; or, The Vindication of Divine Providence: A Poem by Rev. Charles Giles - Dated 1838 by Harper & Brothers - spine cover shows significant wear
- A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live... by Rev. Richard Baxter - Dated 1837 by Religious Tract Society (London) - Head of spine is chipped

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 1389

$20
Title: Salmagundi; or, the Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq. and Others
Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: David Longworth
Printing Year: 1814
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather, this antique set is a scarce edition of 19th century satirical periodical created and written by American writer Washington Irving. Written in collaboration with Irving's oldest brother, William, and James Kirke Paulding, Irving produced twenty issues at irregular intervals between January 24, 1807 and January 15, 1808.

Salmagundi lampooned New York culture and politics in a manner much like today's Mad magazine. It was in the November 11, 1807 issue that Irving first attached the name "Gotham" to New York City. Irving and his collaborators published the periodical using a wide variety of pseudonyms, including Will Wizard, Launcelot Langstaff, Pindar Cockloft, and Mustapha Rub-a-Dub Keli Khan. Irving and Paulding discontinued Salmagundi in January 1808, following a disagreement with publisher David Longworth over profits. (History of this title courtesy of Wikipedia.)

Volumes are illustrated with plates and vignettes.The volumes show external age/wear. Front gutter of first volume is cracked. Boards of second volume are detaching. Text blocks are intact. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. The books measure approximately 4" x 6". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1390

$50
Title: Reaching for the Moon
Author / Illustrator: Buzz Aldrin / Wendell Minor
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Printing Year: 2005 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in glossy pictorial paper covers with red white and blue lettering to spine and front cover, this volume is a scarce illustrated children's history of the Apollo lunar mission as told by Buzz Aldrin (b. 1930), an American aviator and astronaut who was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing, and the second person to set foot on the Moon. His mission commander Neil Armstrong was the first.

The work is illustrated with many bright color drawings by Wendell Minor. The signatures of Aldrin and the illustrator appear on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Pictorial dustjacket is intact. This unpaginated book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1391

$40
Title: A Journey through France in War Time
Author: Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
Publisher: Penton Press (Cleveland, Ohio)
Printing Year: 1917 Inscribed and Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce history of World War I by Joseph G. Butler, Jr. (1840 - 1927), an American industrialist, philanthropist, and popular historian. This is number 41 of 100 copies. The work is illustrated with (tissue-guarded color) plates. Author's inscription on half title page reads "For Mr. + Mrs. Henry M. Garlick / with kind regards of / J. G. Buttler, Jr." The volume shows significant external age/wear, with water markings and warping to covers. The book is solidly bound with pages that show water markings and rippling. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 278 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1392

$10
This shelf lot includes the collection of "Manuals for the Use of the Legislature of New York" shown in the corresponding image. These well-preserved antique volumes are bound in red cloth with gilt decorative designs. Volumes include fold-out diagrams of legislative chambers. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 1393

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage literary titles 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: $20.50
Lot 1394

$60
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 issues of the Harper's New Monthly Magazine publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from June 1859 to November 1883, including issues from the following volumes: 19-21, 28, 35, 44 (two copies), 61, 62, 67 - Volumes are bound in three-quarter leather. Binding shows significant wear, with a number of boards detached or lacking. Text blocks are intact.

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: $25.50
Lot 1395

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of modern mystery and crime literature 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: $63.50
Lot 1396

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Alpha Gamma Delta Song Book - Dated 1924 by Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity - Small tear to lower portion of spine
- The Art of Conversation with Directions for Self Education - Dated 1865 by Carleton, Publisher
- The American Cotton Spinner, and Manager's and Carder's Guide: A Practical Treatise on Cotton Spinning by Robert H. Baird - Dated 1854 by Phillips, Sampson, and Company
- The Theory of the Modern Scientific Game of Whist by William Pole - Dated c.1873 by John W. Lovell Company - front hinge cracked
- The American Fruit-Book by S. W. Cole - Dated 1849 by Orange Judd and Company - Premium of Farmers' & Mechanics' Association pasted to front endpaper
- The American Lady by Charles Butler - Dated 1836 by Hogan & Thompson (Philadelphia) - Front board 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: $7.50
Lot 1397

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Honour Among Thieves by Jeffrey Archer - Dated 1993 by Harper Collins - signed in dustjacket
- Geyser Life by Edward Hardy - Dated 1996 by Bridge Works Publishing Company (Bridgehampton, NY) - signed first printing in dustjacket
- Children of the End by Mark A. Clements - Dated 1993 by Donald I. Fine, Inc. - signed in dustjacket
- Beyond Black Bear Lake by Anne LaBastille - Dated 1987 by W. W. Norton & Company - signed first printing in dustjacket
- Sita by Kate Millet - Dated 1977 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux - signed first printing in dustjacket

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 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1398

$18
This particular volume is a compilation of several Masonic titles. The individual titles included in this volume are:
  • A System of Speculative Masonry, in Its Origin, Patronage, Dissemination, Principles, Duties and Ultimate Designs, Laid Open for the Examination of the Serious and Candid: Being a Course of Lectures, Delivered before the Grand Chapter of the State of New York at Their Annual Meetings, Held in Temple Chapter Room, in the City of Albany by Salem Town, A. M., Grand Chaplain, Principal of Granville Academy - Third edtion, revised and ammended by the author
  • The Early History of Freemasonry in England by James Orchard Halliwell - with notes and commentary by Rob. Morris, compiler of "The Universal Masonic Library"
  • The By-Laws of the Lodge of Antiquity of Free and Accepted Masons, Acting by Immemorable Constitution, Now Held at Freemasons' Tavern, Green Queen Streed, Lincoln's-Inn-Fileds, London -The following annotation appears on title page: "Printed by J. More, No. 134 Drury Lane, A. L. 5795; A. D. 1791"
  • A Comparison of Egyptian Symbols with those of the Hebrews by Frederic Portal - Translated from the French by John W. Simmons, Past Master, Past Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge, Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of the State of New York
  • A Sketch of the Origin and Progress of the Publication of the Universal Masonic Library; with a Catalogue of the Chief Patrons and Aids in the Undertaking

  • Publisher: Rob. Morris (Lodgeton, Kentucky)
    Printing Year: 1857

    Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce compilation of texts for the thirtieth and final volume of "The Universal Masonic Library." The work on Egyptian symbols contains many in-text illustrations. The volume shows external age/wear, with rear board detached. Text block is intact with clean pages and marbled endpapers. An agent's four-page pamphlet containing a list of books of the "Bureau of Masonic Literature" and a catalogue of the Universal Masonic Library is laid in. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 155 / 88 / 11 / 85 / 12 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1399

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage estate books 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: $18.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 1400

$90
Title: Memoir of Nathaniel Bowditch by His Son, Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch
Publisher: Charles C. Little and James Brown, Publishers (Boston)
Printing Year: 1840

Condition/Details: Bound in faded blue cloth with paper title label on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce biography of Nathaniel Bowditch (1773 1838), an early American mathematician remembered for his work on ocean navigation. He is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation; his book "The New American Practical Navigator," first published in 1802, is still carried on board every commissioned U.S. Naval vessel.

Inscription "Basil D. Miller / from / J. I. Bowditch / Boston / 1884" appears on front flyleaf. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits of Bowditch and his wife Mary. The volume shows external age/wear, with loss of approximately half an inch of top of spine cover. The book is solidly bound with unmarked pages that show, with the exception of portrait of Mary Bowditch and guarding tissue, very mild foxing. Stamps of the Madison County Historical Society appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 9 3/4" x 11 3/4" and contains 172 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1401

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Sulgrave Manor and the Washingtons: A History and Guide to the Tudor Home of George Washington's Ancestors by H. Clifford Smith - Dated 1933 by Macmillan Company - profusely illustrated
- The Home of Washington by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1871 by Virtue & Yorston - Front hinge is cracked
- Wakefield: Birthplace of George Washington by Charles Moore - Dated 1932 by Wakefield National Memorial Association
- The Washington Manor House: England's Gift to the World by Ethel Armes - Dated 1922 by Women's Committee, the Sulgrave Institution - wrappers
- Mount Vernon, the Home of Washington: Descriptive, Historical and Pictorial by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1882 by John C. Yorston & Company- Front hinge is cracked

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 1402

$14
Title: The History of Daniel, the Prophet, the Son of Josiah, King of Judah
Author: Mishael Smith
Publisher: E. Thayer and W. P. Bason (Charleston, South Carolina)
Printing Year: 1822

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce theological work "designed for the amusement and imitation of young people". The volume shows light external age/wear. Front hinge is cracked and detaching. Preliminary page is loose. Age-toned pages show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" and contains 310 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1403

$35
Title: The Smuggler's Sloop
Author: Robb White, III
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1937 With Illustrations by Andrew Wyeth

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with embossed blue lettering and decorative design of ship to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce early printing of this children's tale of the sea. The work contains four full-page illustrations in black and white by renowned artist Andrew Wyeth. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket is in mylar cover. Previous owner's inscription on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 249 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1404

$100
Title: The Best American Short Stories
Editors: Stephen King with Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 2007 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of this collection of titles selected and introduced by best-selling author Stephen King. "The Best American Series" is an annually-published collection of books, published by Houghton Mifflin, each of which features a different genre or theme. Each book selects from works published in North America during the previous year, selected by a guest editor who is an established writer within the given field. In this particular collection the stories "examine the turning points in the life when we, as children or parents, lovers or friends or colleagues, must break certain rules in order to remain true to ourselves."
The author's signature appears on half title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. New dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 428 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1405

$50
Title: Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley: With the Original Narratives of Marquette, Allouez, Membre, Hennepin, and Anastase Douay
Author: John Gilmary Shea
Publisher: Redfield
Printing Year: 1853

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce account of early exploration in North America. The work is illustrated with a fold-out map at rear that is a facsimile of the map of Marquette (measuring approximately 14 1/2" x 20", with a 2 1/2" tear on the upper left-hand side). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 267 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Advertising booklet is tipped in at front. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1406

$55
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800's and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the Harper's New Monthly Magazine publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from December, 1861, to May, 1862, including issues of volume XXIV - three-quarter leather binding, name of Madison County Historical Society is stamped on title page
- edited by NA - Dated from June to November, 1862, including issues of volume XXV - three-quarter leather binding, name of Madison County Historical Society is stamped on title page. Binding cracked at title page. Title page detaching.
- edited by NA - Dated from December, 1862, to May, 1863, including issues of volume XXVI - three-quarter leather binding, name of Madison County Historical Society is stamped on title page. Binding cracked after title page.

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 1407

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by James Whitcomb Riley. All these volumes were published by Bobbs-Merrill Company and are uniformly bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design. Illustrations by Will Vawter adorn each volume:

- Riley Farm-Rhymes - Dated 1905
- Riley Songs of Summer - Dated 1908
- Riley Love-Lyrics - Dated 1905
- Riley Songs of Friendship - Dated 1915
- Riley Songs O'Cheer - Dated 1905

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 1408

$26
Title: The Masonic Manual: A Pocket Companion For The Initiated - Containing The Rules Of Freemasonry Embraced In The Degrees Of The Lodge, Chapter And Encampment
Editor: Robert Macoy
Publisher: Clark & Maynard
Printing Year: circa 1861

Condition/Details: Bound in black leather with bright embossed gilt lettering to t-shaped locking strap with fore-edge guard, this antique volume is a scarce work on freemasonry compiled and arranged 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 is illustrated with "upwards of three hundred engravings", including a full-page frontispiece illustration. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt edges. The name Seabury Aurora Tuller appears in pencil on front endpaper. Front flyleaf bears the name S. A. Tuller over the name of the town of Mexico, followed by a square and the number 186, Oswego County (New York). A newspaper photograph clipped from Tuller's obituary is laid in (caption reads "A Well Known Resident of Syracuse Who Died Suddently Last Week (no date provided)). The book measures approximately 3" x 4 1/2" and contains 299 numbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1409

$55
Title: History of the American Field Service in France: "Friends of France", 1914-1917 - Told by Its Members
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1920
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce history of the American Field Service. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces and photographic plates. Maps are present in text and separately laid into pocket at the rear of the first volume. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1410

$140
Title: The Libby Chronicle: Devoted to Facts and Fun. A True Copy of the Libby Chronicle as Written by the Prisoners of Libby in 1863
Editor: Louis N. Beaudry
Publisher: Louis N. Beaudry (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1889 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt letttering to front cover, this antique volume is a rare compilation of a Civil War publication. The editor was a chaplain for the 5th NY Volunteer Cavalry and a prisoner at the Libby, a Confederate Prison at Richmond, Virginia that acquired an infamous reputation for the harsh conditions under which prisoners from the Union Army were kept. Each week the prisoners would compile the newspaper and then they would be read each Friday at the prison. Beaudry, who was the first editor and reader, retained the original manuscripts and published these seven issues for the first time in this scarce volume.
This book is illustrated with a frontis portrait of Beaudry, one engraved plate depicting the prison, and an in-text illustration. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Stamp of the Madison County Historical Society appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 51 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1411

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

- The Adventures of Captain Benneville, U.S.A. in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West by Washington Irving - Dated 1868 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
- Astoria; or Anecdotes of an Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains by Washington Irving - Dated 1883 by John B. Alden
- The Circuit Rider: A Tale of the Heroic Age by Edward Eggleston - Dated 1874 by J.B. Ford & Company - ex-library volume.
- The Fur Country; or Seventy Degrees North Latitude Translated from the French of Jules Verne by N. D'Anvers - Dated 1873 by John W. Lovell - 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: $7.50
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