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Lot 1225

$80
Title: The Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armies and Late President of the United States of America
Author: John Corry
Publisher: John Low
Printing Year: 1807 Stated First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce early biography of the first president of the United States. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 4 1/4" x 7" and contains 349 pages plus 7 pages of subscribers' names. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1226

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

- The Illustrated Byron - No date provided by D. Appleton & Co. - "With upwards of two hundred engravings from original drawings by Kenny Meadows, Birket Foster, Hablet K. Browne, Gustave Janet and Edward Morin"
- All Aboard for Sunrise Lands: A Trip through California across the Pacific to Japan, China and Australia by Edward A. Rand - Dated 1882 by Donohue, Henneberry & Co. (Chicago) - Illustrated
- Heroes of the Dark Continent and How Stanley Found Emin Pasha by J. W. Buel - Dated 1890 by Hunt & Eaton - profusely illustrated
- Earth, Sea and Sky or Marvels of the Universe by Henry Davenport Nothrop - Dated 1887 by J. R. Jones - Elaborate decorative binding, frontispiece and title page detached
- Charlemagne; or, the Church Delivered: An Epic Poem by Lucien Bonaparte - Dated 1815 by John Conrad and Co. (Philadelphia) - Volume I. Full-leather binding. Age-toned pages with occasional 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: $15.50
Lot 1227

$40
Title: The Complete Works of Mrs Hemans
Author: Felicia Hemans
Publisher: D. Appleton & Company
Printing Year: 1851
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped full leather with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the poetry of English author Felicia Hemans (1793 – 1835). For surviving women poets, like Britons Caroline Norton and Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Americans Lydia Sigourney and Frances Harper, the French Amable Tastu and German Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, and others, she was a valued model, or (for Elizabeth Barrett Browning) a troubling predecessor; and for male poets including Tennyson and Longfellow, an influence less acknowledged. To many readers she offered a woman's voice confiding a woman's trials; to others a lyricism apparently consonant with Victorian chauvinism and sentimentality. Among the works she valued most were the unfinished "Superstition and Revelation" and the pamphlet "The Sceptic," which sought an Anglicanism more attuned to world religions and women's experiences. In her most successful book, "Records of Woman" (1828), she chronicles the lives of women, both famous and anonymous. (Summary courtesy of Wikipedia).

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and plates. The volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. The books measure approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1228

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of author-signed titles on the history of New England:

- New England Legends and Folklore by Samuel Chamberlain - Dated 1967 by Hastings House - dustjacket
- New England Discovery: A Personal View by Nancy Hale - Dated 1963 by Coward-McCann, Inc. - dustjacket
- Green Grows Bar Harbor: Reflections from Kebo Valley by Sargent F. Collier - Dated 1964 by Sargent F. Collier - Signed Limited Edition, Number 222 of 500
- New England by Arthur Griffin - Dated 1962 by Arthur Griffin Publisher - Stated First Edition
- New England Revisited by Arthur Griffin - Dated 1966 by Arthur Griffin Publisher

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 1229

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

- The Seasons by James Thomson - Dated 1836, no publisher provided - title page separated from spine
- The Farmer's Boy: Rural Tales, Ballads and Songs by Robert Bloomfield - Dated 1842 by William Milner (Halifax) - decorative gilt on spine, which is missing top third.
- Hudibras by Samuel Butler - Dated 1821 by Evert Duyckinck - front board separating from spine
- Ballads and Poems by John Masefield - Dated 1913 by Elkin Mathews (London) - bound in three-quarter leather with decorative gilt and marble design.
- The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith - Dated 1794 by D. Walker (Hereford) - bound in three-quarter leather with marble design, boards detached 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: $4.50
Lot 1230

$80
Title: New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865
Editor: Frederick Phisterer
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1890 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt lettering, bevelled edges and decorative design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce history of the participation of the State of New York in the U.S. Civil War by Frederick Phisterer (1836-1909), who was a Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Brevet Major General in the Union Army. He was awarded the CMOH as a First Lieutenant in the 18th U.S. Infantry for action on December 31, 1862 at Stone River, Tennessee. His citation reads "Voluntarily conveyed, under a heavy fire, information to the comander of a battalion of regular troops by which the battalion was saved from capture or annihilation."

"The work is divided in three parts: part I treats of occurences in, and matters affecting, the State; part II of occurences in the field, and part III gives sketches of the organizations in service from this State."

The volume shows external age/wear, with frayed corners and one inch tear along the bottom of front gutter. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Previous owner's name appears on front endpaper, with the name of the Madison County Historical Society stamped at the top edge over librarian's annotations in pencil. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 11" and contains 532 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1231

$45
This lot includes the antique album shown in the corresponding image. This volume, bound in three-quarter black leather with marbled boards, contains a collection of poetry by Judge A. D. Kennedy (leather title label with words in gilt "Poems by A. D. Kennedy" appears on front cover). Poems appear in neat handwriting on every other page. Three letters of thanks to the author appear on the first pages of this volume. The first is signed by Lucy Larcoun (?), the second by John G. Whittier, and the third by Edwin Booth. The first two letters are addressed "Dear Friend," the last is addressed to A. D. Kennedy personally. Binding is tight and shows age/wear. Pages are clean and unmarked. Two newspaper clippings with poems by the author are pasted onto preliminary page. Inscription to Madison County Historical Society appears on front flyleaf. Book measures approximately 10 1/4" x 12 1/2". 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: $4.50
Lot 1232

$150
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 complete run of issues of the Harper's New Monthly Magazine publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from December, 1899 to November, 1905, including issues from Volume C, No. DXCV through Vol. CXI, No. DCLXVI - Three-quarter leather binding. Spine cover of volume 109 is detached. Final three volumes in this run show moisture markings to bottom edges of bindings and text blocks.

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: $39.50
Lot 1233

$60
Title: A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes
Author: Stewart Kyd
Publisher: David West (Boston)
Printing Year: 1798 Stated First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce work on work on eighteenth-century law. It is stated that this is the first American edition from the third London, with "considerable additions." The volume shows external age/wear. Gutters show cracking. Age-toned pages show occasional foxing. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf and at top margin of title page (together with date (July 16, 1798). The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7" and contains 288 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1234

$40
Title: Genes, Girls and Gamow
Author: James D. Watson
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 2002 Signed First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue quarter-cloth with bright embossed red lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce title by James Watson on the amazing aftermath of the DNA breakthrough, picking up where his now classic memoir, "The Double Helix," leaves off. The author's signature appears on the title page. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 259 pages plus unpaginated pages of George Gamow memorabilia. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1235

$22
Title: A Burlesque on "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Author: Harry L. Newton
Publisher: Will Rossiter Publisher
Printing Year: 1903

Condition/Details: Bound in original pictorial wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce script of a burlesque play based on the classic novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This work appears as a title in the series "Will Rossiter's Acts, Plays, Sketches, Etc. for Amateur and Professional." The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 12 pages plus publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1236

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

- Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States - Dated 1927 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D. C.) - House Document No. 398, 69th Congress, 1st Session. Two chewing marks to side edges of boards
- Highway Manual of the State of New York - Dated 1893 by James B. Lyon, Printer (Albany)
- American Academy of Pediatrics, June 1930 to June 1951 by Marshall Carleton Pease - Dated 1951 by American Academy of Pediatrics - dustjacket, rippling to bottom of text block and to large fold-out illustration
- Adventure in Service: The Story of Rotary - Its Origin, Growth and Influence - Dated 1955 by Rotary International
- Horseless Carriage Days by Hiram Percy Maxim - Dated 1937 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - tattered dustjacket
- An Evening with Lincoln - Dated 1907 by Sherwin Cody School of English (Rochester, NY) - small-format volume in 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: $12.50
Lot 1237

$12
Title: The Child of the Ganges: A Tale of the Judson Mission
Author: Rev. Robt. N. Barrett
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Printing Year: 1890

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with embossed lettering and designs, this antique volume is a scarce collection of historically true missionary stories by Robert Nicholas Barret (1868 - 1903). The work is illustrated with many full-page engravings. Detached map and plate are laid in. The volume shows external age/wear with light rippling to sunned covers. Corners are bumped and frayed. Rear hinge is cracked. Mildly age-toned pages show occasional light foxing. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on title page. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 355 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1238

$20
Title: Bibliography of Syracuse History
Author: Franklin H. Chase
Publisher: Onondaga Historical Association
Printing Year: 1920

Condition/Details: Bound in black pebbled cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce reference work for the city of Syracuse, New York, offering not only the customary lists of general histories, biographies and genealogies, and political history, but also listing books on topography, the geology of Onondaga, old buildings, churches, schools, clubs and fraternities, historical association publications, pamphlets, as well as titles relating to the Onondaga Indians. This well-preserved volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 219 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1239

$45
Title: Our Gagarin
Author: Yaroslav Golovanov
Publisher: Progress Publishers (Moscow)
Printing Year: 1978

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce pictorial biography of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (1934 - 1968), the first human in outer space and the first to orbit the Earth. The work is illustrated with many photographs of Gagarin at different times in his life and stages of his career. There are a great number of testimonials by the people who knew him. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Original plastic cover shows soiling and has a very small tear to side edge of front cover. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 13 3/4" and contains 317 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 1240

$50
Title: The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity
Author: Mark Vonnegut
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Printing Year: 2002 First Printing Thus with signatures of Mark and Kurt Vonnegut

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers, this volume is a scarce memoir signed by both the author and his father, who has written a foreword for this volume. "The Eden Express" is Mark Vonnegut's award-winning account of his trip to insanity and back. The book describes his trip to British Columbia to set up a commune with his friends and his personal experiences with schizophrenia, which at that time he attributed to stress, diet and in part, drug use. The book is widely cited as useful for those coping with schizophrenia.

During this period, he lived mainly at the commune at Powell Lake, located 18 kilometers by boat from the nearest road or electricity. On February 14, 1971, he was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia and committed to Hollywood Psychiatric Hospital in Vancouver. Standard psychotherapy did not help him, and most of his doctors said his case was hopeless. Then Vonnegut went to the Brain Bio Center. "They fixed me up with embarrassingly inexpensive, simple, nonprescription pills," he later said. "Vitamins mostly."

Vonnegut first attributed his recovery to orthomolecular megavitamin therapy and then wrote "The Eden Express." He subsequently studied medicine at Harvard Medical School and later came to the conclusion that he actually had bipolar disorder. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

The signatures of Mark and Kurt Vonnegut appear on title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 301 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1241

$16
Title: The Text-Book of the Washington Benevolent Society: Containing, a Biography and Character of George Washington, His Farewell Address to the People of the United States and the Federal Constitution, with the Amendments
Publisher: George Hough (Concord)
Printing Year: 1812

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with bright gilt lettering to spine and marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce early biography of the first president of the United States. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that have water markings to endpaper and blank pages at beginning and end of text block. The book measures approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" and contains 106 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1242

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America and Other Parts of the World by David Benedict - Dated 1848 by Lewis Colby and Company - leather-bound volume with tearing along upper half of front gutter and at ends of spine. Age-toned pages show foxing
- The Dealings of God, Man and the Devil; as Exemplified in the Life, Experience and Travels of Lorenzo Dow,... - Dated 1850 by Nafis & Cornish - Binding shows external wear, front gutter cracked. Brinding cracked between copyright page and first page of introduction.
- The Works of Flavius Josephus, the Learned and Authentic Jewish Historian - Dated 1847 by Otis, Broaders and Company (Boston)
- The Psalmist: A New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches; with a Supplement by Richard Fuller & J. B. Jeter - Dated 1843 by Gould and Lincoln (Boston) - Leather-bound volume with raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative design
- Proverbs by Rev. William Scott Downey - Dated 1855 by J. B. Lippincott & Co., Publishers - Leather-bound volume with gilt lettering and decoration. Pages show occasional water markings and 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: $27.50
Lot 1243

$70
Title: Our Country: A Household History for All Readers, from the Discovery of America to the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
Author: Benson J. Lossing
Publisher: Johnson Wilson & Company
Printing Year: 1875
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce popular historical work by Benson John Lossing (1813 – 1891), a prolific and popular American historian, known best for his illustrated books on the American Revolution and American Civil War and features in "Harper's Magazine." He was a Charter Trustee of Vassar College.

The work is illustrated by Felix O. C. Darley with in-text drawings and plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7 3/4" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1244

$55
This auction lot includes the following series of historical titles published by the University of the State of New York. Front endpaper of each volume bears the stamp of the Madison County Historical Society:

- Minutes of the Court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck, 1652-1656 by A. J. F. van Laer - Dated 1920 - Volume I
- Minutes of the Court of Fort Orange and Beverwyck, 1657-1660 by A. J. F. van Laer - Dated 1923 - Volume II
- Minutes of the Court of Albany, Rensselaerswyck and Schenectady, 1680-1685 by A.J. F. van Laer - Dated 1932 - Volume III
- Minutes of the Court of Rensselaerswyck, 1648-1652 by A. J. F. van Laer - Dated 1922
- Correspondence of Maria van Rensselaer, 16669-1689 by A. J. F. van Laer - Dated 1935 -
- Correspondence of Jeremias van Rennselaer, 1651-1674 by A. J. F. van Laer - Dated 1932

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 1245

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

- The Companion to a Cigar - no date provided by H.J. Gibbs (London) - gilt embossing on spine, last several pages are missing, as are front and rear endpapers.
- Edwin; or, Northumbria's Royal Fugitive Restored by James Everett - Dated 1831 by Hamilton, Adams, and Co. (London) - boards separating from spine, which shows wear at top and bottom.
- Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott - no date provided by DeWolfe, Fiske, & Co. (Boston) - illustrated, decorative gilt binding.
- The Rangers; or, The Tory's Daughter by Daniel P. Thompson - Dated 1851 by Sanborn, Carter, Bazin & Co. (Boston) - two volumes in one. 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: $6.50
Lot 1246

$18
Title: The Life and Death of Jason: A Poem
Author: William Morris
Publisher: Bell and Daldy (London)
Printing Year: 1867

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with paper spine label, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this early publication by William Morris (1834-1896), an English architect, furniture and textile designer, artist, writer, socialist and Marxist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. The volume shows external age/wear,with faded spine. The book is solidly bound with a text that is largely clean and unmarked. Preliminary and final pages show foxing. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 363 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1247

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and modern books on New York State and New York City 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 1248

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of signed books in original dustjacket with mylar cover:

- The One from the Other: A Bernie Gunther Novel by Philip Kerr - Dated 2006 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - First printing
- Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen - Dated 2002 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated First Edition
- The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport by Carl Hiaasen - Dated 2008 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated First Edition
- Gentlemen and Players by Joanne Harris - Dated 2005 by Doubleday - First printing

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 1249

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

- The Voice of the Church: Golden Words from Eminent Prelates - Dated 1897 by Office of Catholic Publications - "Illustrated with numerous engravings"
- The Ave Maria: Magazine Devoted to the Honor of the Blessed Virgin - Dated 1889 by Rev. D. E. Hudson - Vol. 29
- Commentaria in Scripturam Sacram by R. P. Cornelli A. Lapide - Dated 1877 by Apud Ludovicum Vives (Paris) - lacks spine cover
- Antonii Ballerini e Societate Iesu Opus Theologicum Morale in Busembaum Medullam - Dated 1894 by Prati
- Compendium Sacrae Liturgiae by P. Innocentius Wapelhorst - Dated 1905 by Benziger Frates
- Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas - Dated 1870 by Petrus Bruck, Editor - Volume Eight

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: $18.50
Lot 1250

$90
Title: Knapsack and Rifle; or, Life in the Grand Army: War as Seen from the Ranks
Author: One of the Boys
Publisher: Calypso Publishing Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth binding with embossed gilt and black pictorial designs, this antique volume is a scarce Civil War book containing personal reminiscences and narratives with pen pictures and sketches. The work contains many in-text illustrations and plates by E. B. Williams. This book also offers a chronology of the war as well as tables listing casualties state by state. This well-preserved volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Bookplate of the Madison County Historical Society appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 429 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1251

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

- Determination of Orbits of Comets and Asteroids by Russell Tracy Crawford - Dated 1930 by McGraw-Hill Book Company - Stated first edition
- Great Astronomers by Sir Robert S. Ball - Dated 1895 by Isbiter and Company Limited (London)
- The Sphere of Science: A Study of the Nature and Method of Scientific Investigation by Frank Sargent Hoffman - Dated 1898 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- The Nature of Variable Stars by Paul W. Merrill - Dated 1938 by Macmillan Company - dustjacket
- The Depths of the Universe by George Ellery Hale - Dated 1924 by Charles Scribner's Sons - dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1252

$26
Title: The Essays of Philanthropos on Peace and War, Which First Appeared in the Christian Mirror, Printed at Portland, Maine
Author: William Ladd
Publisher: Shirley & Edwards (Portland, Maine)
Printing Year: 1825 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with cloth boards, this antique volume is a scarce theological work by William Ladd (1778 – 1841), one of the earliest American anti-war activists, and the first president of the American Peace Society. In 1823 he wrote the first of "32 Essays on Peace and War," published in the "Christian Mirror" of Portland, Maine, which laid out a Christian case for pacifism. Subsequent essays would criticize the slave trade and the raising of the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown, Massachusetts as a memorial to war.

State and local "peace societies" already existed in the 1820s, but in 1828 the American Peace Society was formed with Ladd as its first president. The first meeting was held in New York City. Ladd wrote and published the society's newspaper, "The Harbinger of Peace" (later "The Calumet") from his house in Minot, Maine. In 1837, due to Ladd's influence and against the arguments of other members, including the president of Bowdoin College, the constitution of the American Peace Society was amended to declare that all war was contrary to the Christian Gospel. (Biographical information appears courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with edgewear and rubbing to covers. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 6" and contains 160 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1253

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

- The Old Post-Road by M.G. McClelland - Dated 1894 by The Merriam Company - title page detached.
- Henry David Thoreau: Representative Selections, with Introduction, Bibliography, and Notes by Bartholow V. Crowford - no date provided by American Book Company - decorative gilt binding, ex-library volume.
- Miminetta by Lucie Lacoste - Dated 1917 by The Avondale Press - decorative gilt binding.
- Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau - Dated 1897 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - decorative gilt binding with slight wear to top and bottom of spine, ex-library volume.
- The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau - Dated 1896 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - 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: $8.50
Lot 1254

$110
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. The bibles in this lot show advanced flaws, some disbound with tearing to the spines.. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 1255

$30
Title: The Rand McNally Standard Atlas of the World
Publisher: Continental Publishing Co. (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique folio volume is a scarce nineteenth-century atlas by the famous mapmaking firm. The work is illustrated with many color maps and in-text engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 11 1/2" x 14 1/4" and contains 192 pages plus 10 pages of publisher's advertisements at the front and rear of volume. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1256

$55
Title: Ridpath's History of the World
Author: John Clark Ridpath
Publisher: Jones Brothers Publishing Company (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Printing Year: 1910
Number of Volumes: Complete 9 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce historical work. The work is lavishly illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plates, numerous in-text and full-page illustrations, and (double-page) color maps. These handsome volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 1257

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and modern 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: $25.50
Lot 1258

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

- Notes on the Episcopal Polity of the Holy Catholic Church: With Some Account of the Development of the Modern Religious Systems by Jonathan M Wainwright - Dated 1844 by D. Appleton & Co.
- Life of Saint Wenefride and Saint Catherine - No date provided by P. J. Kenedy & Sons
- The Tongue of Fire or the True Power of Christianity by William Arthur - Dated 1880 by Harper & Brothers - Ex-library
- The Sacred Heart of Jesus by Rev. Pierre Suau - Dated 1896 by H. L. Kilner & Co. (Philadelphia)
- By the Still Waters: A Meditation on the Twenty-Third Psalm by J. R. Miller - Dated 1897 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Company Publishers - dustjacket with tears

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 1259

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

- Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe - No date provided by M. A. Donohue (Chicago) - Young Folk's Edition
- Around and About Old England by Clara L. Mateaux - No date provided by Cassell & Company, Limited (London)
- The History of the United States, Told in One Syllable Words by Josephine Pollard - No date provided by McLoughlin Brothers, Publishers
- Child's History of the United States for Little Men and Women by John Wesley Hanson, Jr. - Dated 1897 by W. B. Conkey Company (Chicago) - Hinges are cracked
- The White House Gift Book - Dated 1890 by Rockford Publishing Company (Rockford, Illinois)

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 1260

$130
Title: The New Gazetteer; or, Geographical Companion: Containing a General and Concise Account Alphabetically Arranged, of all the Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Seas, Harbours, Bays, Rivers, Lakes and Mountains, in the Known World: And more Precisely in Great-Britain, Ireland and America. Being Intended as a Useful Vade-Mecum for Readers of Public News-papers, and for Young Students in Geography
Author: R. Johnson
Publisher: W. Whitestone et al. (Dublin)
Printing Year: 1776

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce 18th-century geographical reference work. The author's purpose in writing this book is stated in the preface in the following manner: "At a Time when almost every Individual interests himself in Politics, little need be said concerning the Utility of a concise but comprehensive Publication like this. The News-papers are now universally read: In these Mention is frequently made of Places, whose Situation may not be generally be known. To give every necessary Information of this Kind, the following Compendium is principally intended. The Manufactures and Commerce of every Place of Consequence are here noticed, as well as whatever is most distinguishing and important." This still handsome volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along both gutters. Unmarked, age-toned pages show occasional foxing and endpapers have water markings. Previous owner's name is penned in at upper right corner of title page. Stamp of Madison County Historical Society appears on front endpaper. This unpaginated book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1261

$80
Title: The Gardeners Kalendar: Directing What Works are Necessary to be Performed Every Month in the Kitchen, Fruit, and Pleasure Garden, as also in the Conservatory and Nursery
Author: Philip Miller
Publisher: J. and F. Rivington (London)
Printing Year: 1769

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce eighteenth-century gardening book by Philip Miller, a member of the Botanic Academy at Florence and gardener to the Company of Apothecaries in Chelsea. The work contains a list of medicinal plants ("which may be gathered for Use each Month") and a short introduction to the science of Botany. The book is illustrated with fold-out copper plates (several of which are only partially intact). The volume shows external age/wear. Hinges are cracked. Book lacks preliminary pages. Final blank pages (and bottom margin of advertisement page) contain previous owner's annotations. Age-toned pages are unmarked. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 382 pages plus 23 pages of index and publisher's advertisement. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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