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Lot 1074

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage Jehovah's Witness 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 1075

$20
Title: Child's Picture Garden
Publisher: DeWolfe Fiske & Co. (Boston)
Printing Year: circa 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards with bright lithographic illustrations, this antique oblong volume is a scarce work of nineteenth-century children's illustrated literature. This book contains poems with such titles as "Picture Land," "The Baby's Ride," "The Little Gardener," "The Picnic," etc., with bright in-text color lithographs. The volume shows external age/wear, with slight warping to boards. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 18 unnumbered pages (including endpapers). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1076

$18
Title: Visions of the Christ
Author: Levi Gilbert
Publisher: Jennings and Pye
Printing Year: 1903 Inscribed by the author

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and green and white floral designs, this antique volume is a scarce work of Christian theology that explores such topics as "The Magnetism of Christ," "Church and the World's Salvation," and "Christ and Mysticism." The author's inscription appears on front flyleaf and reads as follows: "Ellen G. Reveley / with the cordial regards / of her friend, the Author,/ Levi Gilbert / Easter, 1907." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 284 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1077

$80
Title: The Documentary History of the State of New York; Arranged under the Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan
Author: E. B. O'Callaghan
Publisher: Weed, Parsons & Co., Public Printers (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1849
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with bright gilt lettering to spine label, this antique set is a scarce history of the State of New York. The work contains numerous fold-out illustrations and maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages that show occasional light foxing. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1078

$45
Title: Minutes of the Albany Committee of Correspondence, 1775 - 1778
Editor: James Sullivan
Publisher: University of the State of New York (Albany)
Printing Year: 1923
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of official documents that originated in the work of a local county committee of the Revolutionary War period. The committees of correspondence were bodies organized by the local governments of the Thirteen Colonies before the American Revolution for the purposes of coordinating written communication outside of the colony. These served an important role in the Revolution, by disseminating the colonial interpretation of British actions between the colonies and to foreign governments. The committees of correspondence rallied opposition on common causes and established plans for collective action, and so the group of committees was the beginning of what later became a formal political union among the colonies.

The work is illustrated with reproductions of the manuscripts. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The front endpaper of the first volume is stamped with the name of the Madison County Historical Society, its bookplate appears on the front flyleaf of the second. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1079

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner: With a Biographical Account of Defoe - Dated 1859 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - "Illustrated with Fifty Characteristic Cuts, from Drawings of William Harvey"
- The Beloved Adventurer by Emmett Campbell Hall - Dated 1914 by Lubin Manufacturing Company (Philadelphia)
- Browning Day by Day by Constance M. Spender - Dated 1904 by Thomas Y Crowell Company Publishers - suede binding with embossed gilt lettering and elaborate decorative desings to front cover
- Guests of the Heart by A. Craig - No date provided by E. C. Allen & Co. (Augusta, Maine) - decorative binding
- On the Road to Arcady by Mabel Nelson Thurston - Dated 1903 by Fleming H. Revell Company - Ex-library, decorative binding, illustrated by Samuel M. Palmer
- The Promoters: A Novel without a Woman by William Hawley Smith - Dated 1904 by Rand McNally & Company - decorative design to front cover

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 1080

$70
Title: Jailbird
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence
Printing Year: 1979 Signed First Printiing

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt and silver lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of the celebrated American author's ninth novel. Its plot concerns a man recently released from a low security prison after having served time for a minor role in the Watergate scandal. The novel uses a standard memoir format, revealing Walter F. Starbuck's current situation, then going back to tell the story of his first two days after being released from prison.

Through Walter F. Starbuck and near-rambling biographical sketches of the various characters referenced in the novel, "Jailbird" concerns itself with the history of the American labor movement, while also pointing out flaws in corporate America, the American political system, the American red scare of the late 1950s, and both capitalist and communist theory. "Jailbird" also features a brief appearance of Kilgore Trout, a recurring Vonnegut character who writes science fiction novels and stories. However in this appearance, "Kilgore Trout" is revealed to be the pseudonym of a character in prison, deliberately contradicting the autobiographical details of Trout's life as delineated in both earlier and subsequent Vonnegut novels. (Plot summary courtesy of Wikipedia.)

The author's signature appears on the half title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Original dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 246 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1081

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique early American literary titles:

- The Fudges in England; Being a Sequel to the Fudge Family in Paris by Thomas Brown - Dated 1835 by Carey, Lea, and Blanchard (Philadelphia) - ex-library volume
- Our Cousins in Ohio by Mary Howitt - Dated 1849 by Collins & Brother - decorative gilt binding, boards separating from spine, which shows wear at top and bottom
- A New England Tale, and Miscellanies by Catherine M. Sedgwick - Dated 1852 by George P. Putnam & Co. - decorative gilt binding, boards separating from spine, which shows external wear.
- Merry-Mount: A Romance of the Massachusetts Colony, Volume I - Dated 1859 by James Munroe & Company (Boston) - external wear to spine.
- Horse-Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendency by J.P. Kennedy - Dated 1860 by J.B. Lippincott & Co. (Philadelphia) - external wear to 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: $7.50
Lot 1082

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of antique song books and hymnals:

- Happy Hours: A Collection of Songs for Schools, Academies, and the Home Circle by Rev. Alfred A. Graley - Dated 1868 by Taintor Brothers, Merrill & Co. - spine shows tearing, pages lightly soiled and/or foxed
- Merry Melodies for the School Room and Social Circle by S. C. Hanson - Dated 1895 by C, W, Graham (Cameron, Illinois) - wrappers, 2 copies
- Grange Melodies Published by the National Grange of Patrons of Husbandry for Use in the Granges of the United States by James L. Orr - Dated 1905 by Geo. S. Ferguson Co. (Philadelphia) - binding split at rear hinge
- Hallowed Songs (Newly Revised) by Philip Phillips for Prayer and Social Meetings- Dated 1870 by Hitchcock & Walden - lacks spine cover, hinges 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: $4.50
Lot 1083

$26
Title: The Tom Fletcher Story: 100 Years of the Negro in Show Business
Author: Tom Fletcher
Publisher: Burdge & Company, Ltd.
Printing Year: 1954 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with brown lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce autobiography of an African-American entertainer. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Pictorial dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 337 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1084

$24
Title: The Year Book, or Manual of Every Day Reference: Arranged in Such a Manner that the Memorable Events of Each Day in the Year May Be at Once Ascertained
Editor: B. B. Edwards
Publisher: Herman Hooker (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1838

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century almanac. The work is illustrated with numerous plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along gutters. The binding is holding. Age-toned pages are foxed throughout. Inscription to previous owner and stamp of the Madison County Historical Society appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 498 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1085

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

- The Farmer Boy, and How He Became Commander-In-Chief by Uncle Juvinell - Dated 1866 by Walker, Fuller, and Company (Boston) - Edited by William M. Thayer
- Washington and Seventy-Six by Lucy E. & Clara F. Guernsey - Dated 1876 by American Sunday-School Union (Philadelphia) - bright gilt embossed lettering and decorative designs
- George Washington, the Ideal Patriot by Rev. Edward M. Taylor - Dated 1897 by Eaton & Mains
- The Life of George Washington by David Ramsay - Dated 1828 by Cushing and Jewett (Baltimore) - leather-bound volume, pages show 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: $4.50
Lot 1086

$50
Title: Philosophy of Popular Superstitions and the Effects of Credulity and Imagination upon the Moral, Social, and Intellectual Condition of the Human Race
Author: S. Bullfinch Emmons
Publisher: L. P. Crown & Co.(Boston)
Printing Year: 1853

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped red cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative design, this antique volume is a scarce philosophical work. The author formulates his purpose in writing this work as follows: "The object of this treatise upon Credulity and Imagination, or, in other words, upon Popular Superstitions, is to explain their nature - investigate their origin - describe their injurious effects - and to offer and recommend the necessary measures for their banishment." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8" and contains 288 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1087

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of juvenile series titles by Edward S. Ellis:

- Trailing Geronimo; or, Campaigning with Crook - Dated 1908 by John C. Winston Company (Chicago) - Illustrated by Edwin J. Prittie, title in the Arizona series
- Deerfoot on the Prairies - Dated 1905 by John C. Winston Co. (Philadelphia) - Illustrated with eight engravings by J. Steeple Davis, title in the New Deerfoot Series
- Deerfoot in the Forest - Dated 1905 by John C. Winston - llustrated with eight engravings by J. Steeple Davis, title in the New Deerfoot Series
- The River Fugitives - Dated 1893 by John C. Winston Co. - Binding cracked at title page, rear hinge cracked
- Deerfoot in the Mountains - Dated 1905 by John C. Winston Co. - llustrated with eight engravings by J. Steeple Davis, title in the New Deerfoot Series
- The Cromwell of Virginia: A Story of Bacon's Rebellion - Dated 1904 by Henry T. Coates & Co. (Philadelphia) - Colonial Series No. 2
- Across Texas - Dated 1893 by John C. Winston Co. - cracked hinges

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 1088

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Sacrae Romanae Rotae Decisiones Seu Sententiae - Dated 1947 by Typis Plyglottis Vaticanis - covers show light soiling
- De Matrimonio Rato et Non Consummato by Josephus Casoria - Dated 1959 by Catholic Book Agency
- Processus Matrimonialis by Joannes Torre - Dated 1956 by M. D'Auria, Pontificius Editor - well-preserved volume in soiled dustjacket
- De Potestate a Romanis Pontificibus in Constitutionibus Canonis 1125 Exhibita by P. Ludwinus van Dongen - Dated 1954 by Catholic Book Agency (Rome)
- Historia Iuris Canonici by P. Bertrandus Kurtscheid - Dated 1951 by Catholic Book Agency
- Praxis Processualis ad Normam Codicis et Perculiarius. S. Sedis Instructionum by Felix M. Cappello - Dated 1950 by Domus Editorialis Marietti
- Interpretation Authentica Codicis Iuris Canonici et circa ipsum Sanctae Sedis iurisprudentia, 1916-1917 by P. Matthaeus Conte a Coronata - Dated 1948 by Domus Editorialis Marietti
- De coniugum separatione ac de civil divortio in iure canonico et in iure civili Statuum Foederatorum Americae Septentrionalis by Sac. Vincentius J. Hines - Dated 1949 by Catholic Book Agency - wrappers, front cover shows light soiling, with water markings to edges

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 1089

$40
Title: Journey to Love
Author: William Carlos Williams
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1955 First printing

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright embossed black and green lettering, this volume is a scarce first edition of this collection of poems in triadic stanzas by William Carlos Williams. This book contains the long love poem "Asphodel That Greeny Flower" and was considered by the author to be his best, most important book of poetry. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. Intact dustjacket (with the date 10/55 at the bottom of front flap) is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 87 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1090

$20
Title: Index to Harper's New Monthly Magazine: Alphabetical, Analytical, and Classified - Volumes I. to LX. Inclusive, from June 1850 to June 1880
Compiler: Charles A. Durfee
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1881

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce index to the general-interest magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts, founded in in June 1850, by the New York City publisher Harper & Brothers. The early issues reprinted material already published in England, but the magazine soon was publishing the work of American artists and writers. The volume shows external age/wear, with top 2 1/4" of spine cover detached from front gutter. Spine also shows chipping at both ends. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing to prelminaries, title page and introduction, as well as to final 10 pages of text. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 721 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1091

$35
Title: Gray's Elegy
Publisher: Edward Arnold
Printing Year: 1900 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum with bright lettering in red, green and white to spine and front cover, this antique volume is a scarce limited edition of a lyrical work by Thomas Gray (1716 1771), English poet, classical scholar and professor at Cambridge University. It is believed that Gray wrote his masterpiece, the "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," in the graveyard of the church in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire in 1750. The "Elegy" was recognized immediately for its beauty and skill. It contains many outstanding phrases which have entered the common English lexicon, either on their own or as referenced in other works. A few of these include:

"Far from the madding crowd"
"The paths of glory"
"Celestial fire"
"The unlettered muse"
"Kindred spirit"
"Some mute inglorious Milton"

This work on vellum is illustrated with a color frontispiece by George Thompson showing the tomb of the poet at Stoke Pogis Church. Each stanza begins with a capital letter in decorative design. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Well-preserved slipcase in color matching covers is intact. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 13 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1092

$16
Title: Strictures upon the Doctrine and Discipline, of the Methodist Episcopal Church: or Methodism Exposed, and Shown To Be Inconsistent with Itself and the Word of God in Two Parts
Publisher: Ira Merrell (Utica, NY)
Printing Year: 1812

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce early work of Methodist theology. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" and contains 262 / 48 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1093

$40
Title: Fifth Avenue
Author: Arthur Bartlett Maurice
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
Printing Year: 1918

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering and embossed image of New York City landmark to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce history of Manhattan's most famous avenue, including a chapter on Fifth Avenue in fiction. The work is illustrated with many plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages with pencil markings. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 331 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1094

$45
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on New York State 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 1095

$45
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: $50.50
Lot 1096

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

- The American Universal Geography; or, A View of the Present State of All the Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics in the Known World, and of the United States of America in Particular by Jedidiah Morse - Dated 1796 by Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews - Part II. Leather-bound volume. A number of the maps have had parts excised.
- Lexicon Medicum; or ,Medical Dictionary by Robert Hooper - Dated 1836 by Harper & Brothers - Two volumes bound as one. Leather binding. Pages show occasional foxing.
- A New Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography, Mythology and Geography, ... by William Smith - Dated 1895 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers -Leather binding with raised bands. Front hinge cracked. Unmarked, clean 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: $9.50
Lot 1097

$24
Title: Fables
Author: John Gay
Publisher: Ant. Aug. Renouard (Paris)
Printing Year: 1800

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce early collection of the fables of John Gay (1685 - 1732), an English poet and dramatist. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728). The work contains a biographical sketch of the author's life. The volume shows external age/wear. Front hinge is cracked. A few pages are torn (wihout loss of text). Marginalia is visible throughout. The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 6 1/2" and contains 209 pages plus 3 pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1098

$10
Title: Thoughts Concerning Things Eternal
Author: Chaplain Haines Hallock Lippincott
Publisher: Roxburgh Publishing Company, Inc. (Boston)
Printing Year: 1922

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce collection of sermons and addresses by a young chaplain serving in the United States Navy. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece photo of the chaplain's house flag. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 291 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1099

$20
Title: Red Dusk and the Morrow: Adventures and Investigations in Red Russia
Author: Sir Paul Dukes
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1922

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce memoir by Sir Paul Dukes, who was formerly chief of the Britsh Secret Intelligence Service in Soviet Russia. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece photographic portrait of the author and many photographs taken by him during his travel in the Soviet Union. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 322 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1100

$80
Title: Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
Publisher: House of Representatives (Washington, D. C.)
Printing Year: 1863
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spines and decorative designs to covers, this antique set is a scarce collection of a series of Congressional committee hearings that were held at various times during the Civil War. The work contains important historical testimony and documents. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The stamp of the Madison County Historical Society appears on the front endpaper of each volume. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1101

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Calendar of the Correspondence of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, with the Continental Congress by John C. Fitzpatrick - Dated 1970 by Burt Franklin
- George Washington in New York by Allan Boudreau & Alexander Bleimann - Dated 1987 by American Lodge of Research
- George Washington's Associations with the Irish by Michael J. O'Brien - Dated 1937 by P. J. Kennedy & Sons - dustjacket
- Murder, 1776 and Washington's Policy of Silence by William H. W. Sabine - Dated 1973 by Theo. Gaus' Sons Inc. - 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
Lot 1102

$10
Title: Eglogs, Epytaphes, and Sonettes
Author / Editor: Barnabe Googe / Edward Arber
Publisher: Constable and Company Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1910

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poetry by Barnabe Googe (1540 - 1594) (also spelled Gooche or Barnaby Googe), English poet and translator, one of the earliest English pastoral poets. This book forms part of Edward Arber's "English Reprints" series, by which an accurate text of the works of many English authors, formerly only accessible in more expensive editions, was placed within reach of the general public.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" and contains 128 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1103

$24
Title: The History of Scotland, During the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI until His Accession to the Crown of England with a Review of the Scottish History Previous to that Period and an Appendix Containing Original Papers
Author: William Robertson
Publisher: J. Bioren and T. L. Plowman (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1811
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set Stated First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine labels, this antique set is a scarce first edition of this historical work "with the atuhor's last emendations and additions." The volumes show external age/wear. Front hinges of both volumes are cracked. Age-toned pages show foxing throughout. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" . Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1104

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books on missionary work shown in the corresponding image. Among the title included are: "Institutions Connected with Japan Mission of the American Church," "South of the Himalayas" (1955), "South American Neighbors" (1916), "Grace Triumphant: The Life Storyof a Carpenter, Lawyer, and Missionary in South Africa from 1856 to 1939," etc. 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: $12.50
Lot 1105

$40
Title: Pictorial Life of George Washington: Embracing Anecdotes, Illustrative of His Character and Embellished with Engravings
Publisher: Lindsay and Blakiston (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1846

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated biography of Washington written "for the young people of the nation he founded." The work contains numerous full-page illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 7 1/4" and contains 222 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1106

$20
Title: The Progress of the Empire State: A Work Devoted to the Historical, Financial, Industrial, and Literary Development of New York
Editor: Charles A. Conant
Publisher: Progress of the Empire State Company
Printing Year: 1913
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce historical work whose first volume is dedicated to New York State and City, while the second volume offers a history of Buffalo by J. N. Larned. The scope of the first volume is limited to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century for "events have moved so rapidly within these generations that, from the industrial and financial point of view, out of the old New York have developed a new State and a new city." The work is illustrated with many tissue-guarded photographic plates. The volumes show external age/wear, with splitting along gutters of first volume, edgewear and chipping and peeling to spines of both volumes. The books are solidly bound. Unmarked pages are clean and bright. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1107

$45
Title: The Freemason's Monitor: Containing the Degrees of Freemasonry, Embraced in the Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandery Embellished with Nearly 300 Symbolical Illustrations. Together with Tactics and Drill of Masonic Knighthood. Also, Forms of Masonic Documents, Notes, Songs, Masonic Dates, Installations, Etc.
Editor: Daniel Sickels
Publisher: Masonic Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1869

Condition/Details: Bound in blue leather with bright gilt Masonic design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce work on freemasonry in four parts entitled "The Lodge," "The Chapter," "The Council" and "The Commandery." The work is profusely illustrated with in-text engravings and musical notes. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt edges. Locking strap and fore-edge cover are present, though strap is torn. The book measures approximately 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" and contains 210 / 120 / 19 /94 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1108

$26
Title: The Historical Landmarks and Other Evidences of Freemasonry, Explained in a Series of Practical Lectures, with Copious Notes
Author: Rev. G. Oliver
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 XI of "The Universal Masonic Library." The volume shows external age/wear. Front board is detached; rear board is detaching. Text block is intact with mildly age-toned pages that are unmarked. Stain appears on the outside corner of the last fifty pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 426 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1109

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

- The Witch of Salem; or, Credulity Run Mad by John R. Musick - Dated 1893 by Funk & Wagnalls Company - front board separating from spine.
- The Scudders: A Story of To-Day by Irving Bacheller - Dated 1923 by The Macmillan Company - dustjacket shows wear around the edges.
- Romances of Colonial Days by Geraldine Brooks - Dated 1903 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Company - spine shows very light external wear at top and bottom.
- Tennessee Hazard by Maristan Chapman - Dated 1953 by J.B. Lippincott Company - dustjacket shows wear around the edges.
- In Colonial Days by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Dated 1906 by L.C. Page & Company (Boston) - 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: $9.50
Lot 1110

$40
Title: The Mystery of Pain
Author: James Hinton
Publisher: De Wolfe, Fiske & Co. (Boston)
Printing Year: 1890

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative design to spine, this antique volume is a scarce medical work by James Hinton (1822 1875), an English surgeon and author, whose career as an author started in 1856 with papers on physiological and ethical subjects to the "Christian Spectator"; and in 1859 he published "Man and his Dwellingplace." A series of papers entitled "Physiological Riddles," in the Cornhill Magazine, afterwards published as "Life in Nature" (1862), as well as another series entitled "Thoughts on Health" (1871), proved his aptitude for popular scientific exposition. After being appointed aural surgeon to Guy's Hospital in 1863, he soon acquired a reputation as the most skillful aural surgeon of his day, which was fully borne out by his works, "An Atlas of Diseases of the membrana tympani" (1874), and "Questions of Aural Surgery" (1874). "The Mystery of Pain" was originally published in 1866.

This volume contains an introduction by James R. Nichols. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Endpapers show light markings. Previous owners' names appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8" and contains 121 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1111

$120
Title: Studies on Slavery, In Easy Lessons: Compiled into Eight Studies, and Subdivided into Short Lessons for the Convenience of Readers
Author: John Fletcher
Publisher: Jackson Warner (Natchez, Mississippi)
Printing Year: 1852

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with bright gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce work on slavery by Louisiana author John Fletcher. This is a pro-slavery work in the form of a textbook, drawing on a number of religious sources including the Bible. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. Enpapers and edges are marbled. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 637 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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