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Lot 1187

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of juvenile series titles by Edward S. Ellis:

- The Boy Patriot: A Story of Jacke, the Young Friend of Washington - Dated 1900 by A. L. Burt Company, Publishers
- On the Trail of the Moose - Dated 1892 by John C. WInston Co. (Philadelphia) - Wild-Woods Series No. 2
- Storm Mountain - Dated 1889 by John C. Winston Co. - Wyoming Series No. 2
- Fire, Snow and Water or Life in the Low Land - Dated 1908 by John C. Winston Company - Illustrated by Louis R. Dougherty
- The Forest Spy: A Tale of the War of 1812 - Dated 1910 by Hurst & Company Publishers
- A Jaunt through Java: The Story of a Journey to the Sacred Mountain by Two American Boys - Dated 1888 by A. L. Burt, Publisher
- The Young Gold Seekers of the Klondike - Dated 1899 by Penn Publishing Company (Philadelphia) - Illustrated by F. A. Carter

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 1188

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique reference and 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: $22.50
Lot 1189

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on George Washington:

- The Life of George Washington, Written for the Use of Schools by Jobn Marshall - Dated 1839 by James Crissy (Philadelphia) - Watermarkings
- Life of Washington by Washington Irving - Dated 1870 by J. B. Lippincott (Philadelphia) - Volumes 1-4, lacks fifth volume
- The Life of George Washington by Aaron Bancroft - Dated 1847 by Phillips & Sampson (Boston)
- Mary and Martha: The Mother and Wife of George Washington by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1886 by Harper & Brothers

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 1190

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

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

The work is illustrated with many bright color drawings by Wendell Minor. The signatures of Aldrin and the illustrator appear on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Pictorial dustjacket is intact. This unpaginated book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1191

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

- In a Balcony by Robert Browning - Dated 1855 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
- The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell - Dated 1885 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - illustrated, in decorative gilt binding
- The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes - Dated 1891 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - illustrated, in decorative gilt binding
- The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier - Dated 1892 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - illustrated, in decorative gilt binding, front board separating from spine.
- The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Dated 1895 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - well preserved volume in decorative gilt binding.
- The Complete Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning - Dated 1895 by Houghton Mifflin Company - well preserved volume in decorative gilt binding.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1192

$20
Title: The Constitutions of the United States and the State of New York and Articles of Confederation; Together with the Rules and Orders, Standing Committees, List of Members of the Senate and Assembly for 1833, List of Counties, &c. &c. &c.
Publisher: Croswell, Van Benthuysen, and Burt
Printing Year: 1833

Condition/Details: Bound in red leather with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce guide to the political culture of the State of New York in the early 1830s. The work contains two fold-out diagrams on tissue, illustrating the legislative chambers. Both show tears and staining without loss of material. The volume shows external age/wear with chippng and peeling along upper edges. Binding is cracked along rear gutter. Text block is intact with age-toned pages that show dark tanning to lower half. Previous owner's name appears in gilt lettering on front cover. The book measures approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" and contains 224 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1193

$45
Title: A Constitutional View of the Late War between the States: Its Causes, Character, Conduct and Results Presented in a Series of Colloquies at Liberty Hall
Author: Alexander H. Stephens
Publisher: National Publishing Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1868

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and embossed design to covers, this antique volume is a scarce early work on the United States Civil War. The work is two volumes bound together as one and ontains a tissue-guarded frontispiece plates and numerous other such illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. Protective tissues show foxing. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 654 / 827 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1194

$90
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

These posters both feature a vivid bloody hand icon.

Title: The Hun - His Mark. Blot It Out With Liberty Bonds
Artist: J. Allen St. John
Printer: Brett Litho Co.
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 20" by 30" / 28" by 42 1/4"

Condition/Details: Additional margin text includes: 4 B. These bright, vivid posters show beautifully. These posters have never been taped or pinned. The smaller of the two lacks a portion measuring 1/2" by 2 1/2". The larger poster has ruffling that goes down 11", a fold at the bottom right-hand side and that corner is also ruffled and torn. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1195

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- One Syllable Primer for House and School Use - Dated 1878 by McLoughlin Bros. - wrappers, covers and pages have pencil markings
- The Boy Patriot - Dated 1863 by American Tract Society
- The Great Secret Discovered: A Tale for Children by Joseph Alden - Dated 1845 by M. W. Dodd, Publishers
- The Young Revolutionaries by Miss Leslie - Dated 1846 by C. S. Francis & Co
- Filial Duty - Dated 1840 by T. Mason and G. Lane - small-format volume bound in three-quarter leather

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 1196

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

- U.S. Official Pictures of the World War Showing America's Participation by Moore & Russell - Dated 1920 by Pictorial Bureau (Washington, D. C.) - binding splitting from text block, previous owner's name, etc. appears on title page
- Ten Thousand Questions and Answers about the War - Dated 1918 by Review of Reviews Co.
- A Guide to the American Battle Fields in Europe by American Battle Monuments Commission - Dated 1927 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D. C.) - Rear hinge cracked, maps in pocket at rear
- Selective Service Regulations - Dated 1918 by Government Printing Office - 2 copies

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 1197

$110
Title: Memoirs of the Reign of George III to the Session of Parliament Ending A. D. 1793 / To the Commencement of the Year 1799
Author: W. Belsam
Publisher: G. G. and J. Robinson
Printing Year: 1801
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce early history of the relationship of the Crown to its various colonies. Volumes I to IV bear the subtitle "To the Session of Parliament Ending A. D. 1793"; V to VI "To the Commencement of the Year 1799." The volumes show mild external age/wear. Front hinge of first volume is cracked (front flyleaf and preliminary page are loose). Remaining volumes are solidly bound. The set has lightly age toned pages with occasional light foxing. Library markings appear on the front endpaper of volumes 2 to 6. Pencil annotation is visible on first page of contents. No other markings appear to be present. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1198

$90
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the Harper's New Monthly Magazine publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from June, 1865 to May, 1870, including issues from Vol. XXXI, No. CLXXXI through Vol. XL, No. CCXL - Volumes are bound in three-quarter leather. Bindings show significant external wear, individual volumes may lack spine cover or have boards detached. Text blocks are intact with 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: $22.50
Lot 1199

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of books on extraterrestrials and UFO's 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: $21.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $21.50
Lot 1200

$35
Title: A View of the Action of the Federal Government in Behalf of Slavery
Author: William Jay
Publisher: American Anti-Slavery Society
Printing Year: 1839

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce early anti-slavery publication by William Jay (1789–1858), an American reformer and jurist, the son of John Jay (1745–1829). William early became interested in various philanthropic enterprises and reforms and identified himself especially with the temperance, antislavery, and antiwar movements. He was one of the founders (in 1816) of the American Bible Society, which he defended against the vigorous attacks of the High Church party; was judge of common pleas in New York from 1818 to 1820; and was first judge of Westchester County from 1820 to 1842, when he was removed on account of his antislavery views. An enthusiastic member of the American Antislavery Society, whose constitution he drafted, he stood with Birney at the head of the conservative Abolitionists, and by his calm, logical, and judicial writings exerted for many years a powerful influence. From 1835 to 1837 he was the society's corresponding foreign secretary. As a protagonist of the antiwar theories, he was also conspicuous, and was for many years president of the Peace Society. His most valuable publication was the Life and Writings of John Jay (1833), in which the part played by his father in the diplomacy of the Revolution was first adequately pointed out.

The volume shows light external age/wear. Front hinge is cracked. Age-toned pages show foxing throughout. The stamp of Madison County Historical Society appears on front endpaper. Flyleaves appear to have been excised. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 240 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1201

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

- Mount Vernon and Its Associations: Descriptive, Historical and Pictorial by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1883 by John C. Yorston & Company (Cincinnati)
- Mount Vernon: Washington's Home and the Nation's Shrine by Paul Wilstach - Dated 1916 by Doubleday, Page & Company
- Mount Vernon on the Potomac: History of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union by Grace King - Dated 1929 by Macmillan Company
- The Home of Washington; or, Mount Vernon and Its Associations, Historical, Biographical and Pictorial by Benson J. Lossing - Dated 1870 by Virtue & Yorston - front hinge is cracked

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1202

$30
Title: The Meaning of Dreams
Author: Robert Graves
Publisher: Greenberg, Publisher, Inc.
Printing Year: 1925 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with paper spine label, this antique volume is a scarce early work by Robert Ranke Graves (1895 – 1985), an English poet, translator and novelist. During his long life, he produced more than 140 works. He earned his living from writing, particularly popular historical novels such as "I, Claudius," "King Jesus," "The Golden Fleece," and "Count Belisarius." He also was a prominent translator of Classical Latin and Ancient Greek texts; his versions of "The Twelve Caesars" and "The Golden Ass" remain popular today for their clarity and entertaining style. Graves was awarded the 1934 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both "I, Claudius" and "Claudius the God." This book on the meaning of dreams reflects the influence of Freudian ideas experienced by the author during the 1920s, and offers chapters on such topics as the theory of the double self, primitive thought, varieties of dreams, survival of the past, practical benefits of interpretations, and dreams and poetry.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket with small tears to edges is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 167 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1203

$18
Title: Hunted Horses
Author: Glen Rounds
Publisher: Holiday House
Printing Year: 1951 First Edition with Author's Illustrated Inscription

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright black lettering and pictorial design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce work of children's literature illustrated by the author. Author's inscription on front flyleaf reads: "To the / Carrols / Rounds signed / the book" with a hand-drawn picture of the artist sitting at an easel. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Original pictorial dustjacket is intact. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 156 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1204

$20
This lot includes the group of vintage city directories shown in the corresponding image. This is a collection of five issues of "Manning's Oneida Sherrill Ondeida Castle, Wampsville and Kenwood Directory" containing general directions of the citizens, classified business directories, street and house directories, a record of the city and town governments, societies, churches, etc. Issue years are 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, and 1972. These well-preserved volumes have clean, unmarked pages with illustrated advertisements. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1205

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique poetic titles in decorative gilt binding:

- The Poems of Eliza Cook - no date provided by George A. Leavitt - well preserved volume with gilt-edged pages
- Poems by Lydia H. Sigourney - Dated 1841 by George A. Leavitt - well preserved volume with gilt-edged pages
- Poems From the Poetical Works of William Wordsworth - Dated 1841 by George A. Leavitt - gilt-edged pages
- The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore - no date provided by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. - gilt-edged pages
- The Complete Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier - Dated 1875 by James R. Osgood and Company (Boston) - minor wear to top and bottom of spine
- Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant - Dated 1882 by D. Appleton and Company - ex-library volume

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 1206

$20
Title: Freemasonry Illustrated: A Complete Exposition of the First Seven Masonic Degrees / A Historical Sketch of the Institutions and a Critical Analysis of the Character of Each Degree
Authors: Jacob O. Doesburg / J. Blanchard
Publisher: Ezra A. Cook, Publisher (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped black cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce work on freemasonry with texts by Jacob O. Doesburg and J. Blanchard, President of Wheaton College . The work is illustrated with many in-text drawings. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 640 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1207

$10
This lot includes the oil painting signed by Peter Kobayashi shown in the corresponding image. We believe Kobayashi to have been an art instructor in Hawaii. Author's signature appears in the lower right-hand corner together with the date (92). The painting depicts what appears to be a cresting wave offering a multitude of shades of green and blue, seamlessly merging with the colors of the sky above. The painting measures approximately 26" x 20". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 1208

$140
Title: Dearly Devoted Dexter
Author: Jeff Lindsay
Publisher: Doubleday
Printing Year: 2005 Author-signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter black cloth with bright red boards, this antique volume is a scarce autographed copy of the author's second novel in a series about sociopathic vigilante Dexter Morgan. Dexter aired as a 2006 TV series on Showtime with the first season loosely based on "Darkly Dreaming Dexter." The second season aired the following year and the third premiered in September 2008, but both are original storylines that do not follow the plot of the books. On October 21, 2008, Showtime renewed the series for a fourth and fifth season, each consisting of 12 episodes.

The author's signature appears on the title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 292 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1209

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on world 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 1210

$28
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage estate books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $60.50
Lot 1211

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

- Donnelly's Industrial Directory of the Eastern District: The Buyers' Guide - Dated 1929 by Reuben H. Donnelly Corporation Publishers - "A Catalog of Manufacturers and Wholesale Distributors"
- Brock's Reports on the Dry Goods, Clothing, Millinery, Hats, Caps, Carpets, Notions, etc. of the United States and Canada - Dated 1897 by Brock's Commercial Agency Ltd - front hinge cracked
- The Polytechnic Engineer by the Undergraduates of the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn - Dated 1912 by Polytechnic Engineer - Volume XII
- The Stirling Water-Tube Boiler - Dated 1912 by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
- Bevel Gear Tables by D. Ag. Engstrom - Dated 1913 by Norman W. Henley Publishing Company - Illustrated with diagrams and tables
- American Welded Wire Fabric for Concrete Reinforcement - Dated 1948 by American Steel and Wire Company - Profusely illustrated

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 1212

$16
Title: Gazetteer and Business Directory of Madison County, N. Y. for 1868-9
Editor: Hamilton Child
Publisher: NA
Printing Year: 1868

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce 19th-century business directory for this upstate New York county, located in west central New York State, east of Syracuse, north of Binghamton, and slightly north of due west from Albany. Madison County contains the geographic center of the state at Pratts Hollow in the Town of Eaton. Oneida Lake and Oneida Creek define part of the northern boundary. Chittenango Creek defines part of the western boundary.

This work contains a long business directory of the communities of Madison County, an index to advertisements, a history of the county including a section on newspapers, a gazeteer of towns in the county, and brief histories of American states. The work is illustrated with many handsome display ads throughout.

The volume is disbound. Detached boards are soiled. Text block is splitting between pages 166 and 169 (lacks pages 167-168), Bottom fourth of title page has been excised, as have pages 7-10 and the bottom half of page preciding title page. Pages show occasional light foxing. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 235 pages (numerations extending to rear endpaper). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1213

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by James Whitcomb Riley:

- An Old Sweetheart of Mine - Dated 1902 by Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers (Indianapolis) - Drawings by Howard Chandler Christy, decorations by Virginia Keep. Book has elaborate decorative binding
- Pipes O'Pan at Zekesbury - Dated 1888 by Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers
- Poems Here at Home - Dated 1893 by Century Co. - Red stains appear on edges of front endpaper and initial pages
- Old-Fashioned Roses - Dated 1896 by Longmans, Green and Co. (London) - staining to covers
- The Old Swimmin'-Hole and Other Poems - Dated 1912 by Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers - Pictures by Will Vawter

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 1214

$175
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:

- Century Magazine: Illustrated Monthly Magazine edited by NA - Dated from November 1881 to October 1895, including issues from the following volumes: I-IV, XVIII, XXII-XXVIII - Included in this group is also the index covering volumes I to XXX inclusive. Volumes show varying degrees of age/wear.
- Scribner's Monthly: An Illustrated Magazine edited by J. G. Holland - Dated from Nov. 1880 to April 1881, including issues of volume XXI - significant external wear to volume, text block intact
- The Cosmopolitan: A Monthly Illustrated Magazine edited by NA - Dated from May to Cctober, 1902, including issues of volume XXXIII - significant external wear to volume, with taping to spine. Binding is shaken. First pages loose, tearing and excising visible to some 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: $32.50
Lot 1215

$110
Title: Works
Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Publisher: James Miller
Printing Year: 1866
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and decoration to spines and embossed design to covers, this antique set is a scarce early collection of the work of English author Elizabeth Barrett Browning (March 6, 1806 – June 29, 1861), one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. The first volume is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt edges. The books measure approximately 3 3/4" x 5 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1216

$40
Title: History of Brooklyn Jewry
Author: Samuel P. Abelow
Publisher: Scheba Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1937 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with embossed gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce work of American Judaica by Jewish Brooklyn's first chronicler. The work is illustrated with photographic plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, with a small tear at the foot of spine. The book is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. A typed letter addressed to the suscriber is laid in. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 344 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1217

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

- Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack by Elisha Kent Kane - Dated 1916 by Outing Publishing Company
- The Great White North: The Story of Polar Exploration by Helen S. Wright - Dated 1910 by Macmillan Company
- Plain Tales of the North by Captain Thierry Mallet - Dated 1926 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- The Long Arctic Search: The Narrative of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, U. S. A., 1878-1880 by Edouard A. Stackpole - Dated 1965 by Marine Historical Association, Inc. (Mystic, Connecticut) - 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: $8.50
Lot 1218

$16
Title: The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet; Containing an Account of the Cruel Civil Wars between the Houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the Possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; Their Expulsion thence; and of Other Memorable Events that Happened in the Kingdom of France, as well as in Other Countries. A History of Fair Example and of Great Profit to the French
Translator: Thomas Johnes
Publisher: Henry G. Bohn (London)
Printing Year: 1853
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce historical work by French chronicler Enguerrand de Monstrelet. Little else is known about Monstrelet except that he was present, not at the capture of Joan of Arc, but at her subsequent interview with Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy. Continuing the work of Froissart, Monstrelet wrote a Chronique, which extends to two books and covers the period between 1400 and 1444, when, according to another chronicler, Mathieu d'Escouchy, he ceased to write. But following a custom which was by no means uncommon in the Middle Ages, a clumsy sequel, extending to 1516, was formed out of various chronicles and tacked on to his work. Monstrelet's own writings, dealing with the latter part of the Hundred Years' War, are valuable because they contain a large number of documents which are certainly, and reported speeches which are probably, authentic. (Information regarding the author and his work courtesy of Wikipedia)

Translator Thomas Johnes (1748 – 1816), born in Ludlow, Shropshire, England, was a Member of Parliament, landscape architect, farmer, printer, writer and social benefactor. He is best known for his development of the Hafod Estate in Wales. Johnes translated several books from French to English. He established a private press (Hafod Press) in a cottage in the hills away from the main estate in order to publish his works.

The work is illustrated with in-text engravings. First volume has a chromolithograph frontispiece. The volumes show significant external age/wear, with all boards detached and brittle spines. Text blocks are intact. Gilt-edged pages are clean and unmarked. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1219

$35
Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1943 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with paper spine label, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this novel. It relates the coming-of-age story of its main character, Francie Nolan, and her Austrian/Irish-American family struggling against poverty in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City. The novel is set in the first and second decades of the 20th century. The book was an immense success, a nationwide best-seller that was distributed to servicemen overseas. It was also adapted into a popular motion picture, the first feature film directed by Elia Kazan.

The volume shows external age/wear, with staining to spine. Binding is cracked at last page. Pages are clean and unmarked. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 443 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1220

$26
Title: Laws of the State of New York
Publisher: Charles R. & George Webster
Printing Year: 1802 Volume I

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce early nineteenth-century legal reference work containing the texts of the state constitution and a great number of acts passed by the state legislature. The volume shows significant external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing and staining throughout. This book lacks preliminary pages and title page. Previous owner's name has been penned to endpapers and blank page opposite page 35. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 691 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1221

$110
Title: Ozark Folksongs
Editor: Vance Randolph
Publisher: State Historical Society of Missouri (Columbia, Missouri)
Printing Year: 1946
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in tan cloth with bright embossed green lettering, this antique set is a scarce collection of collection of popular music from the region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas. The work is illustrated with photographs of singers and performers, as well as musical notes. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1222

$10
Title: Works of J. Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: P. F. Collier, Publishers
Printing Year: 1891
Number of Volumes: Complete 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with embossed lettering and decorative designs, this antique set is a scarce collection of the writings of James Fenimore Cooper (1789 – 1851), a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century, best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories, historical novels such as the "Leatherstocking Tales" and the Romantic novel "The Last of the Mohicans," often regarded as his masterpiece.

The work contains tissue-guarded frontispiece and full-page illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The first volume shows wear to ends and edges of spine. The binding is cracked at first page of text. The books measure approximately 7" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 1223

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on New York City history:

- Flatbush: Past & Present by Edmund D. Fisher - Dated 1901 by Flatbush Trust Company (Brooklyn) - slight wear to top and bottom of spine.
- Old New York by John W. Francis - Dated 1866 by W.J. Widdleton - decorative gilt binding, front board is separating from spine, front endpapers and title page detached but present.
- Old Roads From the Heart of New York by Sarah Comstock - Dated 1915 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - decorative gilt binding
- Fifth Avenue Events - Dated 1916 by Walton Advertising and Printing Company (Boston) - decorative gilt binding
- Historic Long Island by Rufus Rockwell Wilson - Dated 1902 by The Berkeley Press - decorative gilt binding. spine shows slight tearing on top and bottom.

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 1224

$55
Title: Grimus: A Novel
Author: Salman Rushdie
Publisher: Overlook Press
Printing Year: 1979 Signed First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright embosssed gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of Rushdie's debut novel, a fantasy and science fiction novel. The story loosely follows Flapping Eagle, a young Indian who receives the gift of immortality after drinking a magic fluid. After drinking the fluid, Flapping Eagle wanders the earth for 777 years, 7 months and 7 days, searching for his immortal sister and exploring identities before falling through a hole in the Mediterranean Sea. He arrives in a parallel dimension at the mystical Calf Island where those immortals who have tired of the world but are reluctant to give up their immortality exist in a static community under a subtle and sinister authority.

Published in 1975, Grimus was Salman Rushdie’s first published novel. To a large extent it has been disparaged by academic critics; though Peter Kemp’s comment is particularly vitriolic, it does give an idea of the novel’s initial reception: "His first novel, Grimus (1975), a ramshackle surreal saga based on a 12th-century Sufi poem and copiously encrusted with mythic and literary allusion, nosedived into oblivion amid almost universal critical derision." (Plot summary and comment courtesy of Wikipedia)

The author's signature appears on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket, with photograph of author on rear flap, is in mylar cover. Review copy slip is laid in. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9" and contains 319 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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