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Lot 1150

$26
Title: New York District School Journal, Published by the Authority of the Legislature of the State of New York
Printing Year: 1841-1843, Volumes II, No. 2 - III, No. 8

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce compilation of issues of an official state government publication containing statutes, regulations and decisions relating to New York schools, as well as reports of superintendents, correspondence and articles on various aspects of school education. This work also contains designs for school houses and illustrated stories. The work is illustrated with many engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional spotting and water markings. Endpapers bear inscription to previous owner and show significant pencil markings. Pencil annotations are also present on title page. The book measures approximately 9 3/4" x 13 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1151

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

- The Mysterious Stranger: A Romance by Mark Twain - Dated 1916 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - Illustrations by N. C. Wyeth. Covers are in transparent plastic cover
- The Story of Evangeline by Clayton Edwards - Dated 1913 by Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers - illustrated by M. L. Kirk
- The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Dated 1903 by bobbs-Merrill Company - Pictures by W. W. Denslow
- The Story of the Liberty Bell by Wayne Whipple - Dated 1910 by Henry Altemus Company (Philadelphia) - dustjacket
- The Rule of Three by Susan Coolidge - Dated 1904 by Henry Altemus Company - Illustrations by Joseph Johnson Ray

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 1152

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of leather bound antique Bibles 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. These bibles show advanced flaws, some are disbound with tearing to the spines. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 1153

$35
Title: Lights and Shadows of New York Life; or, the Sights and Sensations of a Great City
Author: James D. McCabe, Jr.
Publisher: National Publishing Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century history of New York City. The work contains plates and in-text illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning to spine and bumped, frayed corners. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. It measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 850 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1154

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of crime novels signed by Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason. All books are first printings of the first U.S. editions in original dustjackets with mylar covers:

- Jar City - Dated 2005 by Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Minotaur
- Silence of the Grave - Dated 2006 by Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Minotaur
- Voices - Dated 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Minotaur

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 1155

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

- La distribution d'energie electrique en Allemagne by Charles Bos - Dated 1899 by Masson et Cie, Editeurs - hinges cracked, half-title page and final two pages detached and laid in
- The Chess Digest by Mordecai Morgan - Dated 1902 by Patterson & White Co. (Philadelphia) - Volume II, binding split at front hinge
- Madagascar: Land of the Man-Eating Tree by Chase Salmon Osborn - Dated 1924 by Republic Publishing Company - frontispiece fold-out map and many photographic plates
- Notes on Railroad Construction for Use in the College of Civil Engineering by C. L. Crandall - Dated 1903 by Cornell University - Illustrated
- The Web by Emerson Hough - Dated 1919 by Reilly & Lee Co. (Chicago) - torn dustjacket
- Mississippi: The Closed Society by James W. Silver - Dated 1964 by Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. - Signed, dustjacket
- School for Barbarians by Erika Mann - Dated 1938 by Modern Age Books - 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: $13.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1156

$35
Title: Anthology and Bibliography of Niagara Falls
Author: Charles Mason Dow
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers (Albany)
Printing Year: 1921
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce reference work dedicated to the history of the waterfalls on the Niagara River that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. This work contains chapters on the discovery of the waterfalls, travelers' original accounts, flora and fauna, geology, maps and pictures, industrial Niagara, preservation of the falls, and a final chapter on open road, guides, railroad, canals, and bridges. Volume I is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. Both volumes contain numerous plates offering a great variety of historical views of the falls. Well-preserved fold-out map is intact. The volumes show mild external age/wear (first volume has very small indentation to lower half of spine), and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with no markings. Name of Madison Historical Society has been stamped to front endpaper of both volumes. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 1157

$80
Title: Conspectus of the History of Political Parties and the Federal Government
Author: Walter R. Houghton
Publisher: Granger, Davis & Co., Owners and Publishers (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Printing Year: 1880

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique folio volume is a scarce nineteenth-century work on the political culture of the United States. The work is illustrated with a color map of the United States and two large folding color charts that are at front and rear of book (the former is torn after initial panel, the latter is intact). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that are unmarked. The book measures approximately 11 1/4" x 14" and contains 85 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1158

$80
Title: Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc.
Publisher: Science Press (Ephrata, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1985-89
Number of Volumes: Complete 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this set is a scarce reprint series of this bi-monthly periodical of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC), an American non-profit organization with about 25,000 members. The publication contains both association news and scholarly articles on horology.

The work is illustrated with photographs and drawings. The volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" (first volume is larger, measuring 8 1/2" x 11".). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 1159

$28
Title: "Wayside": The Waking Dream of a Soul before an Open Wood Fire
Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: Sherman, French & Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1914 First Edition Signed by Author

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering and decorative pictorial design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of the author's reverie of life at his old colonial mansion, addressed to an imaginary girl. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Front hinge is cracked. One page shows smudging. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 159 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1160

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of autographed titles by former president Jimmy Carter:

- The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture - Dated 2002 by Simon & Schuster - first printing in dustjacket
- Sharing Good Times - Dated 2004 by Simon & Schuster - first printing in dustjacket
- An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections - Dated 1988 by Bantam Books - first printing in dustjacket
- Palestine Peace Not Apartheid - Dated 2006 by Simon & Schuster - first printing in dustjacket
- 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. Name and address appear stamped on front flyleaf.

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 1161

$70
Title: A History of Long Island from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time
Author: Peter Ross
Publisher: Lewis Publising Company
Printing Year: 1902
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce early history of Long Island, New York. The work is profusely illustrated with in-text illustrations and photographic plates containing portraits of prominent members of the communities of the island, as well as maps. The volumes show external age/wear. Rear hinge of second volume is weak. Age-toned pages are unmarked. The books measure approximately 8 3/4" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $0
Lot 1162

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

- edited by James Russell Lowell / Thomas Fields - Dated from June, 1858 to June, 1863, including issues from Vol. II, No. VIII through Vol. VIII, No. L (June 1858 to December 1861)and from Vol. X, No. LVIII through Vol. XI No. LXVIII (July 1862 to June 1863) - Volumes are in three-quarter leather binding with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Bindings are tight. Mildly age-toned pages show occasional (light) foxing (particularly noticeable on preliminary pages).
Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 1163

$40
Title: History of the City of New York, 1609 - 1909
Author: John William Leonard
Publisher: Journal of Commerce and Commercial Bulletin
Printing Year: 1910

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and gilt seal to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce history of New York City "from the earliest discoveries to the Hudson-Fullton Celebration. This work also presents brief biographies of men representative of the business interests of the city. The work contains in-text and full-page illustrations. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture markings along edge of rear cover (extending to final pages of volume). Hinges are cracked. Binding is shaken. Pages are clean and unmarked. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/4" and contains 954 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1164

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by G. W. Henry:

- Shouting: Genuine and Spurious - Dated 1859 by the author (Oneida, Madison County, NY) - elegantly decorated binding with gilt lettering and designs has detached at rear hinge
- Battles and Shoutings of the Victors - Dated 1861 by the author - front hinge cracked
- Trials and Triumphs in the Life of G. W. Henry, as Experienced while Sejourning Forty Years in Egypt, One Year in the Slogh of Despond, Three Years in Twilight, and Six Years in the Land of Beulah - Dated 1855 by William J. Moses (Auburn, NY) - blindstamped red cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative motifs on covers, illustrated with steel engravings of the author's family
- Trials and Triumphs in the Life of G. W. Henry - Dated 1861 by the author (Oneida) - blindstamped brown cloth binding, steel engravings, book plate of "W. Hector Gale's library"
- Trials and Triumphs in the Life of G. W. Henry - Dated 1853 by the author - stated second edition, binding shows significant wear, lacks spine cover, front board detaching. Text block is intact. Age-toned pages show foxing. No plates.

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 1165

$130
Title: History of Chester County, Pennsylvania with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches
Authors: J. Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope
Publisher: Louis H. Everts (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1881

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century local history. The work is illustrated with many in-text illustrations, full-page plates and color map of the county. The volume shows external age/wear. Top 2 3/4" of spine cover have detached at front gutter. Binding is cracked. Unmarked pages with gilt edges are clean and bright. The book measures approximately 9 1/4" x 12" and contains 872 pages plus 44 pages of appendix and index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1166

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

- A History of Schenectady during the Revolution by Willis T. Hanson - Dated 1916, privately printed - Card pasted to front flyleaf states "To be added to your library with compliments of the author." Name of Madison Historical Society stamped to front endpaper, name of society also written in pen on preliminary page
- Legislative Politics in New York State: A Comparative Analysis by Alan G. Hevesi - Dated 1975 by Praeger Publishers - Inscribed and signed on front flyleaf, presentation inscription to Madison County Historical Society on front endpaper
- Horatio Seymour of New York by Stewart Mitchell - Dated 1938 by Harvard University Press - In dustjacket with taping to edges, presentation inscription to Madison County Historical Society on front endpaper. Unmarked pages are clean and bright. Illustrated, with fold-out map
- The Life and Work of Edward Lamson Henry N. A., 1841 - 1919 by Elizabeth McCausland - Dated 1945 by University of the State of New York - Wrappers, New York State Museum Bulletin Number 339
- Essays on the Genesis of the Empire State - Dated 1979 by New York State Bicentennial Commission

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 1167

$100
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: The Atlantic Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: January through June, 1862
Issue Number Range: Volume IX, Number LI through Volume IX, Number LVI

Notes: This map is in three-quarter leather binding with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Binding is tight. Mildly age-toned pages show occasional (light) foxing (particularly noticeable on preliminary pages). This volume includes the first printing of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," the American abolitionist song, whose lyrics were written by Julia Ward Howe in November 1861 (first published on 1 February 1862), and which became popular during the Civil War. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 1168

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

- Milton's Paradise Lost - No date provided by Thompson & Thomas (Chicago, Illinois) - Illustrated by Gustave Dore, introduction by Robert Vaughan. Decorative binding
- The Story of St. Paul by Canon Farrar - No date provided by Star Publishing Co. (Jersey City, New Jersey) - salesman's sample with embossed covers
- Memorials of the Introduction of Methodism into the Eastern States by Rev. A. Stevens - Dated 1848 by Charles H. Pierce (Boston) - decorative binding
- The New Testament - Dated 1828 by William Williams (Utica, NY)

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 1169

$35
Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin, and The Key
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher: Clarke and Beeton (London)
Printing Year: 1853

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce one-volume English edition of both the classic novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe and "A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin." It is the title page of the latter that bears the publication date of 1853. The volume is disbound. Text block is intact. Age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. Previous owner's name appears penned on front flyleaf and at top of title page. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 351 / 595 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1170

$28
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on Judaica 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 1171

$70
Title: Works
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Chapman and Hall (London)
Printing Year: circa 1890
Number of Volumes: 4 volumes

Notes: These handsome antique volumes are bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Works included in this set are: Oliver Twist, Martin Chuzzlewit, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Little Dorrit, Pickwick Papers, Barnaby Rudge, Tale of Two Cities. All volumes contain frontispieces, in-text and full-page illustrations. Volumes are tightly bound with light external wear. Pages are clean with bright illustrations. Books measure approximately 7 3/4" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1172

$30
Title: Ecclesiastical Records, State of New York
Editor: Hugh Hastings
Publisher: James B. Lyon, State Printer (Albany)
Printing Year: 1901-1916
Number of Volumes: Complete 7 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines and embossed state seal on front covers, this antique set is a scarce collection of records relating to the church history of the State of New York. The purpose and scope of this work are laid out in the preface in the following manner: "The general plan of the work contemplated an ecclesiastical history of New York, embracing every denomination, each secular narrative told by a representative member of the denomination, from the earliest Dutch times. To that end copious extracts from colonial and documentary records have been taken and utilized, and in order to forge missing links to the chain, quotations from standard religious publications have been made." The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 1173

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles by Harriet Beecher Stowe:

- We and Our Neighbors - Dated 1875 by J. B. Ford & Company
- Oldtown Fireside Stories - Dated 1872 by James B. Osgood & Company (Boston)
- House and Home Papers by Christopher Crowfield - Dated 1865 by Ticknor and Fields (Boston) - Written under pseudonym
- Little Foxes by Christopher Crowfield - Dated 1866 by Ticknor and Field (Boston) - Written under pseudonym

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 1174

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and 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: $25.50
Lot 1175

$80
Title: The Christ Child As Told by Matthew and Luke
Authors: Maud and Miska Petersham
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company Inc.
Printing Year: 1931 Autographed Stated First Edition in Rare Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with bright pictorial paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce Gospel picture book for children. The authors state their purpose as "an attempt to reproduce for children today the surroundings in which the little Christ Child 'grew and waxed strong.'" The authors' signatures appear on the half title page. The work is illustrated with many drawings by the authors. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/4" and contains 58 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1176

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

- The Documentary History of the State of New York by E. B. O'Callaghan - Dated 1851 by Charles Van Benthuysen, Public Printer (Albany) - Volume IV. Contains numerous plates, fold-out illustrations torn, foxing throughout.
- The Documentary History of the State of New York by E. B. O'Callaghan - Dated 1850 by Weed, Parsons & Co., Public Printers (Albany) - Volume III. Contains numerous plates, tearing to some fold-out illustrations. Intact reproduction of Champlain's map of New France, 1632. Well-preserved fold-out plate of Aurora, N.Y. shows beautifully. Foxing throughout.
- Documents Relating to the History of the Dutch and Swedish Settlements on the Delaware River by B. Fernow - Dated 1877 by Argus Company, Printers (Albany) - Staining to top and bottom of fore-edge and corresponding margins of text block
- Documents Relating to the History of the Towns on the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers (with Exception to Albany), from 1630 to 1684 by B. Fernow - Dated 1881 by Weed, Parsons and Company (Albany)
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 1177

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literary titles in decorative gilt binding:

- Tales of the Crusaders: The Betrothed, Volume I - Dated 1839 by Samuel H. Parker (Boston) - front and rear endpapers missing
- The Thousand and One Nights; or, the Arabian Nights' Entertainments - Dated 1868 by Porter & Coates - illustrated, front board separating from spine.
- Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott - Dated 1880 by John Wurtele Lovell
- Consuelo by George Sand - no date profided by A.L. Burt
- The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, as Related to Himself by Daniel DeFoe - no date provided by Henry Altemus

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 1178

$20
Title: A System of Intellectual Philosophy
Author: Rev. Asa Mahan
Publisher: A. S. Barnes & Co.
Printing Year: 1855

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with blindstamped cloth boards, this antique volume is a scarce theological work by Asa Mahan (November 9, 1799, Vernon, New York - 1889), a U.S. Congregational clergyman and educator, the first president of Oberlin College and an active advocate of the religious view known as Perfectionism.

Asa Mahan graduated from Hamilton College in 1824, and from Andover theological seminary in 1827. On November 10, 1829, he was ordained pastor of the Congregational church in Pittsford, New York, and in 1831 he was called to the pastorate of a Presbyterian church in Cincinnati, Ohio, named Lane Seminary. He accepted the presidency of the newly founded Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, in 1835, simultaneously serving as the chair of intellectual and moral philosophy and a professor of theology. Mahan's liberal views towards abolitionism and anti-slavery greatly influenced the philosophy of the newly-founded college; likewise, only two years after its founding, the school began admitting students of all races, becoming the first college in the United States to do so.

The faculty of Oberlin College quarreled frequently with the highly religious Mahan, and eventually the faculty voted unanimously to relieve him of his position as president. In his place, famed abolitionist and preacher Charles Finney was made president of Oberlin College. Heartbroken, Mahan moved to Cleveland, Ohio and participated in the founding of Cleveland University, located in the Tremont District of the city, where he was chosen president of the school and also professor of mental and moral philosophy. However, the school had trouble attracting students and went bankrupt after only a few years, and Mahan was forced out. In 1855 he resumed pastoral work, and had charge of Congregational parishes at Jackson in 1855-57 and at Adrian in 1857-60. Mahan moved to England in 1874, where he published frequently until his death in 1899. (Biographical information appears courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along front gutter. Front board is detaching. Text block is intact with age-toned pages. Previous owner's signature appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 476 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1179

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and modern books on U.S. History shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 1180

$16
Title: A Guide for the Doubting and Cordial for the Fainting Saint
Author: Benjamin Wadsworth
Publisher: unknown
Printing Year: c1780

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce 18th century thelological work by Benjamin Wadsworth (1670 - 1737), American clergyman and educator, who was President of Harvard College from 1725 until his death. This work was originally published in 1720. The front board is detached; spine and rear board show chipping and edge wear. Preliminary pages, title page and first pages lacking. Text begins at page 3. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. Final page appears on reverse side of rear board (with stamp of the Madison County Historical Society). The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" and contains pages 3 to 255. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1181

$26
Title: History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent
Author: George Bancroft
Publisher: Charles C. Little and James Brown
Printing Year: 1846
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce early history of the United States. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages that show occasional foxing. Previous owner's name appears on preliminary pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 1182

$26
Title: Elements of the Law of Agency
Author: Ernest W. Huffcut
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century legal work. The purpose of this book is "to set forth the manner in which obligations are incurred through the acts of an agent, and to do this as a natural sequence to a study of the manner in which like obligations here dealt with are mainly contract obligations, or tort obligations springing from contract." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 249 pages plus 12 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1183

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on U.S. History shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 1184

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of antique theological titles in decorative binding:

- Our Home; or, The Key to a Nobler Life by C. E. Sargent - Dated 1884 by W. C. King & Co., Publishers
- The Pathway of Life by Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage - Dated 1894 by Historical Publishing Company (Philadelphia)
- The Way of God and How To Find It by D. L. Moody - Dated 1884 by F. H. Revell (Chicago)
- Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud? by William Knox - Dated 1877 by Lee and Shepard (Boston) - Designs by L. B. Humphrey
- Kept for the Master's Use by Frances Ridley Havergal - Dated c. 1879 by M. A. Donohue & Co. (Chicago)

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 1185

$30
Title: Behind Manhattan Gables: A Story of New Amsterdam, 1663-1664
Author: Edward Augustus Rand
Publisher: Thomas Whittaker
Printing Year: 1896 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering and designs of houses with gables, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this novel. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 382 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1186

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln by Henry J. Raymond - Dated 1865 by Derby and Miller, Publishers
- The Great Conspiracy: Its Origin and History by John A. Logan - Dated 1886 by A. R. Hart & Co., Publishers - blindstamped leather binding with gilt lettering
- The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates by Edward A. Pollard - Dated 1880 by E. B. Treat
- The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865 by Frank Moore - Dated 1889 by P. F. Collier, Publisher - water markings to top edges of text block

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
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