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Lot 1412

$26
Title: The Self-Interpreting Bible with an Evangelical Commentary by the late Rev. John Brown, Minister of the Gospel at Haddington
Publisher: Tho. Kelly (London)
Printing Year: 1824

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering and raised bands, this antique folio volume is a scarce edition of this bible by Scottish theologian John Brown (1722-1787). "The Self Interpreting Bible" (originally published in 1778) was Brown's most significant work, and it remained in print (edited by others), until well into the twentieth century. The objective of providing a commentary for ordinary people was very successful. The idea that the Bible was "self-interpreting" involved copious marginal references, especially comparing one scriptural statement with another. Brown also provided a substantial introduction to the Bible, and added an explication and "reflections" for each chapter. (Summary courtesy of Wikipedia)
The work contains a frontispiece portrait and numerous full-page plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with detached front board and peeling to both front and rear boards. Preliminary pages and frontispiece are also detached. Text block is intact with pages that show very occasional foxing and marginal staining. This unpaginated book measures approximately 11 1/4" x 17 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 1413

$16
Title: Historical, Poetical and Pictorial American Scenes; Principally Moral and Religious; Being a Selection of Interesting Incidents in American History; to Which Is Added a Historical Sketch, of Each of the United States
Author: John W. & Elizabeth G. Barber
Publisher: J. W. Barber
Printing Year: 1850

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century theological work seeking to convey knowledge of the history of the United States. Authors' purpose is stated succintly: "We have aimed to give prominence to men who practised the virtues of Christianity." The authors provide a brief history of each state in the Union and an overview of key historical events, conveyed in both verse and prose. The work is illustrated with a bright double frontispiece and vignettes. The volume shows external age/wear, with tearing at head and foot of spine. Corners are bumped and frayed. The book is solidly bound with pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 180 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1414

$18
Title: Constitutions of the Antient Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons, Containing the Charges, Regulations, Etc., Etc.
Author: William Henry White
Publisher: Rob. Morris (Lodgeton, Kentucky)
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce work on freemasonry that appears as volume IX of "The Universal Masonic Library".This is a "Book of Constitutions", containing, in addition to "The Charges of a Freemason", "The Constituion of Freemasonry; or Ahiman Rezon" published by the Grand Lodge of Ireland, as well as "The Laws and Constitutions of the Grand Lodge of the Ancient and Honourable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland". The volume shows external age/wear, with both boards detached. 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 1415

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

- Proceedings of teh Twenty-Sixth Annual Session of the International Hahnemannian Association Held at Chicago, Illinois, June 22, 23, 24, 1905 by Author - Dated 1905 by International Hahnemannian Association
- A Gentle Heart by J. R. Miller - Dated 1896 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Company Publishers - decorative floral design to front cover
- Incentives to the Cultivation of the Science of Geology: Designed for the Use of the Young by S. S. Randall - Dated 1846 by Greeley & McElrath
- Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant: Improved and Enlarged, Being a Plain Practical System of Arithmetic: Adapted to the United States by Nathan Daboll - Dated 1819 by Russell Hubbard - leather-bound volume with cracked front hinge
- An Essay on the Law of Bailments by John Balmanno - Dated circa 1797 by N. A. - leather-bound volume lacks front board and preliminary pages. Title page lacks bottom half.

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 1416

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

- Zionism by Richard J. H. Gottheil - Dated 1914 by Jewish Publication Society of America (Philadelphia) - title in the series "Movements in Judaism"
- By-Paths in Hebraic Bookland by Israel Abrahams - Dated 1920 by Jewish Publication Society of America
- Hebrew Literature - Dated 1901 by Colonial Press
- Jewish Contributions to Civilization: An Estimate by Joseph Jacobs - Dated 1919 by Jewish Publication Society of America
- The Jews among the Greeks and Romans by Max Radin - Dated 1915 by Jewish Publication Society of America - Hinges cracked
- A History of the Jewish People by Margolis & Marx - Dated 1927 by Jewish Publication Society of America
- A History of the Jews in Modern Times by Max Raisin - Dated 1919 by Hebrew Publishing 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: $13.50
Lot 1417

$70
Title: A Child's History of the United States
Author: John Gilmary Shea
Publisher: McMenamy, Hess & Co.
Printing Year: 1872
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce historical work for children The work is illustrated with (tissue-guarded) plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages that show occasional foxing and marginal water markings. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1418

$100
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 complete run of the issues of the Scribner's Monthly: An Illustrated Magazine for the People :

- edited by NA - Dated from November, 1870 to October 1881, including issues Volume I, No. 1 through Volume XXII, No. 6 - volumes are bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering, Bindings are tight. Pages are clean and unmarked. Name of Madison County Historical Society is stamped to front endpaper of each volume. In-text and full-page illustrations.

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: $52.50
Lot 1419

$120
Title: The South: A Tour of Its Battlefields and Ruined Cities, A Journey through the Desolated States, and Talks with the People
Author: J. T. Trowbridge
Publisher: L. Stebbins
Printing Year: 1866

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of the United States Civil War and Reconstruction. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages that show occaisional foxing. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 590 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1420

$14
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique & vintage books on theology 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: $60.50
Lot 1421

$35
Title: Tales of a Grandfather: History of Scotland
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Printing Year: circa 1861
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set (six volumes in three)

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of this work by the English author. The work contains tissue-guarded frontispieces and plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 1422

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Nixie Bunny in Faraway Lands by Joseph C. Sindelar - Dated 1917 by Beckley-Cardy Company - Illustrations by Helen Geraldine Hodge, pencil markings over frontispiece illustration, smudging to two pages
- The Very Little Person by Mary Heaton Vorse - Dated 1911 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Illustrations by Rose O'Neill. Front hinge is cracked.
- Six Steps to Honor; or, the Great Truths Illustrated by Rev. H. P. Andrews - Dated 1856 by Carlton & Porter - Engravings, foxing throughout
- Rollo at School by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1855 by Phillips, Sampson, and Company (Boston) - Title in the "Rollo Series", Engravings
- Preston Papers by Miss Preston's Assistant - Dated 1890 by William H. Briggs (Rochester, NY)
- Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel De Foe - No date provided by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. - engraved illustrations, decorative binding
- Little Therese: The Life of Soeur Therese of Lisieux for Children by Pere J. Carbonel - Dated 1918 by Benziger Brothers - Frontispiece and in-text illustrations

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 1423

$120
Title: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55
Author: Elisha Kent Kane
Publisher: Childs and Peterson (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1857
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands, bright gilt embossing and marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce account of artic exploration The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and plates, as well as in-text illustrations and a very well-preserved fold-out map. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. Both endpapers and edges are marbled. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1424

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of autographed titles:

- First Lady from Plains by Rosalynn Carter - Dated 1984 by Houghton Mifflin Company - First Printing in dustjacket. Signed on bookplate with RC monogram on front endpaper.
- Everything To Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life by Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter - Dated 1987 by Random House - First Printing in dustjacket. Signed by both authors
- The Blood of Abraham by Jimmy Carter - Dated 1985 by Houghton Mifflin Company - Inscribed by author
- Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President by Jimmy Carter - Dated 1982 by Bantam Books - Signed limited edition in slipcase

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 1425

$24
Title: Audubon's Birds of America: The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio
Authors: Roger Tory Peterson & Virginia Marie Peterson
Publisher: Artabras
Printing Year: 1993

Condition/Details: Bound in cream cloth with bright embossed green lettering and decorative designs to spine, this folio is a scarce revised edition of this classic ornithological work by John James Audubon (1785, originally published between 1827 and 1838. In this edition, the plates are organized phylogenetically, from the most primitive to the most recently evolved, i.e. from loons to sparrows and buntings; numbering follow the taxonomical sequence of orders, families and species in the "Check-List of North American Birds." The appendix relates the numbering to that in the original Elephant Folio. Includes an illustrated survey of the other major painters of North American birds. 917 illustrations, 482 in full-color.
The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Pictorial dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 12 1/4" x 15 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1426

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles signed by James D. Watson:

- A Passion for DNA: Genes, Genomes, and Society - Dated 2000 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press - dustjacket
- The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA - Dated 2001 by Simon & Schuster - wrappers
- The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA- Dated 1980 by W. W. Norton & Company - Norton Critical Edition

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1427

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique volumes in decorative binding:

- The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Dated 1903 by Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers - With illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. Volume is in transparent plastic cover
- Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Dated 1905 by Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers
- The Girl I Loved by James Whitcomb Riley - Dated 1910 by Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers
- An Old Sweetheart of Mine by James Whitcomb Riley - Dated 1902 by Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers - binding 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 1428

$40
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800's 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: Godey's Lady's Book
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range:Volumes XL & XLI
Issue Number Range: January through December 1850

Notes: Both volumes are bound as one. Detached boards, lacks spine cover. Color title page and initial plates detaching. Includes numerous color fashion plates and (tissue-guarded) engravings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 1429

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage & modern 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: $18.50
Lot 1430

$110
Title: New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861 - 1865
Editor: Frederick Phisterer
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1909
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set plus index

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this well-preserved antique set is a scarce history of the participation of the State of New York in the U.S. Civil War. The work contains tissue-guarded frontispiece illustrations and plates, as well as color maps. These handsome volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Stamp of the Madison County Historical Society appears on front endpaper of each volume. The books measure approximately 8" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 1431

$30
Title: The Life of Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence and Third President of the United States
Author: William Linn
Publisher: Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff (Ithaca)
Printing Year: 1839

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a rare early presidential biography. Extremely popular, this book went through several editions.Linn (1790-1867), was the son of the eminent Presbyterian Divine Dr. William Linn (1752-1808). His father had wanted him to follow in his footsteps and train for the pulpit, but he instead chose to become a lawyer, later building a lucrative practice in Ithaca. Besides the present work, he also wrote The Legal and Commercial Commonplace Book: Containing the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Jefferson by Gimber.
The volume shows significant external age/wear, boards and text block show moisture markings and warping. Text block is intact with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 267 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1432

$130
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 June, 1870 to November, 1873, including issues from Vol. XLI, No. CCXLI through Vol. XLVII, No. CCLXXXII - three-quarter leather binding, volumes show varying degree of significant external wear. Text blocks are intact. Pages are clean and unmarked.
- edited by NA - Dated from June, 1876 to May, 1877, including issues from Vol. LIII, No. CCCXIII through Vol. LIV, No. CCCXXIV - three-quarter leather binding. Volume LIII lacks spine cover and boards are detaching. Volume LIV also also lacks spine cover. Boards detached. Text 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: $22.50
Lot 1433

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of antique poetic titles in decorative gilt binding:

- Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie by Henry W. Longfellow - Dated 1868 by Ticknor & Fields (Boston) - illustrated by F.O.C. Darley, gilt-edged pages.
- At Sunset by Julia Ward Howe - Dated 1910 by Houghton Mifflin Company
- Hold the Fort by P.P. Bliss - Dated 1877 by William F. Gill and Company (Boston); John Church and Company (Cincinnati) - gilt-edged pages. front board separating from spine.
- Winter Poems by William Shakespeare et al. - Dated 1871 by Fields, Osgood, & Co. (Boston) - gilt-edged pages. front board separating from spine.
- The Garland of Poetry and Prose - Dated 1874 by William P. Nimmo (London) - gilt-edged pages.

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 1434

$200
Title: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in Raised Letters for the Use of the Blind
Editor: Samuel Gridley Howe
Publisher: American and Massachusetts Bible Societies
Printing Year: 1836 Third Volume of Four-Volume Set

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter-leather with raised bands and marbled boards, this antique folio volume is a rare copy of the first Bible printed in the United States for the blind. This work was carried out under the direction of Samuel Gridley Howe (1801 - 1876), a prominent 19th century United States physician, abolitionist, and an advocate of education for the blind.
In 1833, schools for the blind in Philadelphia and Boston began printing with alphabets that enabled the sightless to read through touch. Samuel Gridley Howe, M.D., director of the Perkins Institution for the Education of the Blind in Boston, purchased type and a press in 1835 to attempt a printing of the Scriptures. The type was imprinted inkless from the rare of the sheet, die-stamped into dampened paper into a receptive mould, creating right reading, raised letters on the surface of the paper when dried that could be felt by the finger of blind persons, yet could be easily read form their shadows by people with sight. He first issued an edition of one hundred copies of Acts. The Gospel of St. Mark had been printed in 1832 at the Pennsylvania School for the instruction of the Blind in Philadelphia under the direction of Julius Friedlander. Under the supervision of Dr. Howe the entire New Testament was published by the American Bible Society in 1836 and the first complete Bible was published in 1842 in eleven volumes. The "Line Letter" system, as this was called, was not superceded by the Braille system until the end of the nineteenth century. The first American Braille Bible was published in 1911.
The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages.Title page shows smudging to upper right corner. Endpapers and preliminary pages show water markings. The book measures approximately 11" x 12 3/4" and contains 156 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1435

$50
Title: The History of Our Country from the Discovery of ...America to the Present Time
Author: Edward S. Ellis
Publisher: J. H. Woolling & Company (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Printing Year: 1905
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands, bright gilt lettering to spine and marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce limited deluxe edition of this classic historical work. The work is profusely illustrated with in-text drawings, (color) plates and maps. The volumes show external age/wear, with significant edgewear to all volumes. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with red edges.First volume shows gnawing to top edge and loss of material to color frontispiece. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 1436

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

- William H. Seward's Travels around the World by Olive Risley Seward - Dated 1873 by D. Appleton and Company
- The Illustrated History of the Centennial Exhibition Held in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of American Independence by James D. McCabe - Dated 1876 by National Publishing Company - Front hinge is cracked, frontispiece and title page are loose
- American Antiquities and Discoveries in the West by Josiah Priest - Dated 1833 by Hoffman and White (Albany, NY) - Leather binding shows significant wear to extremities, hinges are splitting. Water markings are visible to bottom half of text block.
- A Journal Comprising an Account of the Loss of the Brig Commerce, of Hartford, (Con.) James Riley, Master, upon the Western Coast of Africa, August 28th, 1815; Also of the Slavery and Suffering of the Author and the Rest of the Crew, upon the Desert of Zahara, ... by Archibald Robbins - Dated 1818 by E. Peck, and Company (Rochester, NY) - leather binding is detached, preliminary pages are loose. Text block is intact
- The Year-Book of Facts in Science and Art by John Timbs - Dated 1849 by David Bogue (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: $10.50
Lot 1437

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Sunlight and Shadow or, Gleanings from My Life Work by John B. Gough - Dated 1882 by A. D. Worthington and Comapny (Hartford, Connecticut) - decorative binding
- Women's Work for Jesus by Annie Wittenmyer - Dated 1873 by Nelson & Phillips
- Our Place among Infinities: A Series of Essays by Richd. A. Proctor - Dated 1876 by D. Appleton and Company
- A Concise Account of the Religious Society of Friends, Commonly Called Quakers by Thomas Evans - No date provided by Friends' Book Store (Philadelphia)
- Memorial Volume To Commemorate the Semi-Centennial Anniversary of the Hartwick Lutheran Synod, of the State of New York, Containing the Historical Address, ... by Rev. P. A. Strobel - Dated 1881 by Lutheran Publication Society
- He Will Come by Stephen H. Tyng, Jr. - Dated 1877 by Mucklow & Simon, Publishers
- Scotch Sermons, 1880 - Dated 1881 by D. Appleton and Company
- Starlight through the Shadows and Other Gleams from the King's Word by Frances Ridley Havergal - Dated 1889 by E. P. Dutton & 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 1438

$14
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The English Polyglott Bible - Dated 1837 by Brattleboro Typographic Company (Brattleboro, Vermont) - Leather-bound volume with wear to exterior. Critical Introductions by Rev. Joseph A. Warne. Contains history of the Leach family. Two pages torn.
- The Holy Bible - Dated 1884 by Oxford University Press - Leather-bound volume with gilt edges. Lacks spine cover. Bright engravings.
- The Christian's Complete Family Bible; or, Universal Library of Divine Knowledge; Containing the Whole of the Sacred Texts of the Old and New Testament with the Apocrypha at Large - Dated 1810 by John Fowler - Leather-bound volume with detached front board and significant wear to spine. Rear hinge is cracked. Age-toned pages show foxing throughout.

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: $32.50
Lot 1439

$40
Title: The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio
Translator: J. M. Rigg
Publisher: Navarre Society Limited
Printing Year: circa 1910
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce edition of this classic work. The work contains an illustrated introduction and fifteen photogravures from original drawings by Louis Chalon. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. Previous owner's inscriptions appear on front flyleaves of both volumes. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 1440

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- History of the Administration of President Lincoln by Henry J. Raymond - Dated 1864 by J. C. Derby & N. C. Miller - Well-preserved volume in blindstamped green cloth binding with gilt lettering to spine. Markings from stain on front cover run through front endpaper, title page, etc. to page 29
- Life of President Garfield by Wm. Ralston Balch - Dated 1882 by Cottage Library Publishing House (Philadelphia) - decorative binding
- "Detroit Is My Own Home Town" by Malcolm W. Bingay - Dated 1946 by Bobbs-Merrill Company - Tiger Town Edition. Beautifully bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands, gilt lettering and marbled boards
- Battles for the Union by Captain Williard Glazier - Dated 1877 by Dustin, Gilman & Co. (Hartford, Connecticut) - Ex-library volume with taped spine. Front hinge is cracked and splitting. Frontispiece and title page attaced by a string.
- The Class Book of 1905 S. of Yale University by L. M. Clucas et al. - Dated 1905 by Yale University - Binding 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 1441

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by Edith Wharton:

- A Motor-Flight through France - Dated 1908 by Charles Scribner's Sons - First Edition
- The Fruit of the Tree - Dated 1907 by Macmillan and Co., Limited (London)
- The Gods Arrive - Dated 1932 by D. Appleton and Company - First Edition, front hinge cracked
- Madame de Treymes - Dated 1907 by Charles Scribner's Sons - First Edition

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 1442

$30
Title: The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature
Publisher: Samuel L. Hall
Printing Year: 1878-1888 (1889)
Number of Volumes: 24 volume set plus 4 volumes of supplement

Notes: Bound in full leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of this the 9th edition of this classical reference work. Volume 24 is from the R. S. Peale reprint of 1892. The work is lavishly illustrated with plates, in-text illustrations and color maps. The volumes show a greatly varying degree of external age/wear. Some volumes show significant wear. Mildly age-toned pages with marbled edges are clean and unmarked. The books measure approximately 8 1/4" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $78.50
Lot 1443

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of books on inventors, scientists, and artists 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 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 1444

$18
Title: The Antiquities of Freemasonry, Comprising Illustrations of the Five Grand Periods of Masonry from the Creation of the World to the Dedication of King Solomon's Temple / Discourses, Delivered on Public Occasions, Illustrating the Principles, Displaying the Tendency, and Vindicating the Design, of Freemasonry
Authors: Rev. G. Oliver / Thaddeus Mason Harris
Publisher: Rob. Morris (Lodgeton, Kentucky)
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a compilation of two scarce works on freemasonry that appear together as volume IV of "The Universal Masonic Library". The first of these texts is stated to be a revised edition, "with large additions and improvements by the author." The volume shows external age/wear, lacks front board and 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 242 / 164 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1445

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative antique European literary titles:

- Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, Also the Lives of Shakespeare and Goethe by Thomas De Quincey - Dated 1886 by George Routledge and Sons (London)
- Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo - no date provided by Estes and Lauriat (Boston) - two volumes in one, decorative gilt binding.
- The Works of William Shakespeare, From the Text of Clark and Wright no date provided by T.Y. Crowell - stated American Edition with decorative gilt binding. slight tearing to bottom of spine.
- Windsor Castle: An Historical Romance by Harrison Ainsworth - no date provided by George Routledge and Sons - illustrated by George Cruikshank and Tony Jahannot, decorative gilt binding. spine slightly torn at top and bottom.
- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens - Dated 1842 by Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia) - bound in three-quarter leather with gilt embossing a raised bands. 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: $12.50
Lot 1446

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

- In the Workshop of St. Joseph by Rev. Herman J. Heuser - Dated 1925 by Benziger Brothers
- Rose of Canada by Reverend Pierre Duchaussois - Dated 1934 by Mother House of the Sisters of the Holy Names (Outrement, Montreal) - wrappers, covers show light soiling
- The Third Spiritual Alphabet by Fray Francisco de Osuna - Dated 1948 by Newman Bookshop (Westminster, Maryland)
- Tributes of Protestant Writers to the Truth and Beauty of Catholicity by James J. Treacy - Dated 1885 by Fr. Pustet & Co.
- Convent Life: The Meaning of a Religious Vocation by Martin J. Scott - Dated 1924 by P. J. Kennedy & Sons - wrappers, small tears to extremities

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 1447

$45
Title: The Sacred Beetle: A Popular Treatise of Egyptian Scarabs in Art and History
Author: John Ward
Publisher: John Murray (London)
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce work of egyptology. The work is illustrated with five hundred examples of scarabs and cylinders, with translations by F. Llewellyn Griffith. The volume shows light external age/wear. Front hinge is cracked. Mildly age-toned pages are unmarked. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 122 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1448

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles autographed by Jeff Lindsay:

- Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Dated 2004 by Doubleday - First printing, dustjacket in mylar cover
- Dexter in the Dark - Dated 2007 by Doubleday - First printing, dustjacket in mylar cover. Bookmarker showing title character of epynomous HBO series laid in

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1449

$200
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Our Lost Explorers: The Narrative of the Jeanette Arctic Expedition by Raymond Lee Newcomb - Dated 1882 by American Publishing Company (Hartford, Connecticut)
- Biography of Elisha Kent Kane by William Elder - Dated 1858 by Childs & Peterson (Philadelphia)
- From Franklin to Nansen: Tales of Arctic Adventure by G. Firth Scott - Dated 1904 by J. B. Lippincott Company - Front hinge is cracked
- A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions by Captain M'Clintock - Dated 1850 by Ticknor and Fields (Boston)
- Sir John Franklin by A. H. Beesly - Dated c1881 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Ex-library volume, small tears to title page and preface

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 1450

$40
Title: England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the Social History of the Times
Author: William Connor Sydney
Publisher: Ward & Downey (London)
Printing Year: 1891
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce historical work. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1451

$22
Title: My Resolutions Buster Brown
Author: R. F. Outcault
Publisher: R. F. Outcault
Printing Year: 1910

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright embossed white and black lettering and illustration featuring title character on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature featuring the well-known comic strip character. The work is illustrated with many vignettes featuring the boy (and his dog). This handsome volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 6 1/4" and pages are unnumbered. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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