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Lot 1262

$16
Title: The Select Remains of Mr. James Meikle, Late Surgeon in Carnwath; or, Extracts from Manuscripts Found among His Papers
Publisher: R. Patterson & Lambdin (Pittsburgh)
Printing Year: 1819

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped red leather with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce work of devotional literature. The preface to the first edition states the following: "The Author of the Volume now presented to the Public, cannot be better described, than in the following account of him, extracted from the Christian Magazine for February 1800: 'On Saturday, December 7, 1799, died, at Carnworth, Mr. James Meikle, Surgeon there, aged 69 years. For many years he was a respectable member of the Associate Session and Congregation of Biggar, under the pastoral care of Rev. John Low. In prudence, meekness, modesty, and resignation to the disposals of Providence, he was exemplary. For at least forty years and upwards, he supported a character and had a conversation, highly ornamental to the Christian name. Through his great modesty, however, his eminency as a Chistian was little known during his life-time; but by his writings left behind him, it appears his life has been spent in intimate fellowship with God, in habitual serious consideration of his latter end, and often times rejoicing in hope of the glory of God. For upwards of thirty years, it was his custom to spend one day each month, or if that was not in his power, part of a day, in solemn meditation on morality and the great world to come. His reflections on these occasions he has committed to writing, which gradually swelled into a volume. This he called his 'Monthly Interview with the King of Terrors.' His religious experience he has likewise recorded in another small volume, entitled, 'A Survey into the State of the Soul.'"

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages with occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" and contains 299 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1263

$14
Title: Souvenir Photo Album Sold for the Benefit of Sir Wilfred Grenfell's Labrador Work
Publisher: Tuck & Sons Limited
Printing Year: circa 1910

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce souvenir album in stapled wrappers showing a front cover image that was used for a five-cent postage stamp in Newfoundland when Grendell died in 1940. The work is illustrated with many photographs Front cover of this album is detached. Unmarked pages are clean and bright. This unpaginated book measures approximately 8" x 6 1/2" Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1264

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Lewis Carroll titles in decorative binding:

- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - No date provided by M. A. Donohue & Co. (Chicago) - "With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel"
- Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll - No date provided by A. L. Burt, Publisher - "With fifty illustrations by John Tenniell"

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 1265

$55
Title: The Penguin Pool Murder
Author: Stuart Palmer
Publisher: Brentano's Publishers
Printing Year: 1931

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with black lettering and pictorial design of penguin on front cover, this antique volume is a rare first edition of the author's first mystery introducing amateur sleuth Hildegarde Withers. The volume shows external age/wear, with water markings to spine and top edge of text block. There is also staining to edge of rear cover and fore-edge. The book is solidly bound with clean pages that show small marginal staining resulting from stains to fore-edge. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 304 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1266

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

- The Heyday of the Adirondacks by Maitland C. De Sormo - Dated 1974 by Adirondack Yesteryears Inc. - dustjacket, previous owner's label affixed to top edge of front cover and front endpaper
- The Great and the Gracious of Millionaires' Row by Kathryn E. O'Brien - Dated 1978 by North Country Books (Sylvan Beach, NY) - Stated First Edition in dustjacket
- The Adirondack Letters of George Washington Sears, Whose Pen Name Was "Nessmuk" by Dan Brenan - Dated 1962 by Adirondack Museum - dustjacket, gift inscription on front endpaper
- Lake George: Facts and Anecdotes by Wallace E. Lamb - Dated 1934 by Wallace E. Lamb (Bolton Landing, NY) - wrappers
- The Summer Paradise in History: A Compilation of Fact and Tradition Covering Lake George, Lake Champlain, the Adirondack Mountains, and Other Sections Reached by the Rail and Steamer Lines of the Delaware and Hudson Company by Warwick Stevens Carpenter - Dated 1914 by Delaware and Hudson 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: $8.50
Lot 1267

$20
Title: The Berol System of Memory Training
Author: Felix Berol
Publisher: William Berol
Printing Year: 1918

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover, this antique volume is a scarce "mnemotechnical dictionary" that claims to be "a guide to mental efficiency." This work has been revised and supplemented by William Berol, the "director of the Berol course." The volume shows light external age/wear. Front hinge is cracked. Mildly age-toned pages are unmarked. Previous owner's name appears on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" and contains 323 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1268

$22
Title: The Winslow Tables: Diagrams for Calculating the Strength of Wood, Steel and Cast Iron Beams and Columns
Author: Benjamin E. Winslow
Publisher: Engineering News Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with embossed gilt lettering, this antique oblong volume is a scarce engineering manual. The author states in the preface that "It is believed that this work is the first publication of its kind which has aimed to cover the whole ground so as to include all ordinary cases that are likely to occur in building construction." The work is illustrated with many graphical tables. The volume shows light external age/wear. Front hinge is cracked. Pages are clean and unmarked. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12" and contains 14 pages plus 19 plates. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1269

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern literary titles shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 1270

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on science and technology 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 1271

$12
Title: The Great Society Comic Book
Authors: D. J. Arneson and Tony Tallarico
Publisher: Parallax Comic Books
Printing Year: 1968 Signed by D. J. Arneson

Condition/Details: Bound in bright pictorial wrappers, this volume is a scarce parody of the Johnson Administration and the greater political world of the time. Arneson was an American comic book writer also did work on such classics as the "Road Runner" and "Tweety and Sylvester." The work is illustrated with superhero images of members of the Johnson Administration, with President Johnson as a version of Superman ("Super LBJ"), Hubert Humphry as "The Shadower," Lady Bird Johnson as "Wonder Woman" figure ("Wonderbird"), and Ted Kennedy as a version of Robin ("Teddy"), with Charles De Gaulle as the archvillain "Gaullefinger."

Inscription on reverse side of front cover reads: "Jim and Louise Clarke / associate with a / guy who writes / COMIC BOOKS! / Love, / DJA". The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 32 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1272

$35
Title: How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York
Author: Jacob A. Riis
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1894

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this legendary late 19th-century treatise on American urban poverty and despair, a pioneering work of photojournalism that documented the squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s.

Jacob August Riis (1849 - 1914), was a Danish-American social reformer, muckraking journalist and photographer. He is known for his dedication to using his photographic and journalistic talents to help the impoverished in New York City, which was the subject of most of his prolific writings and photography. He helped with the implementation of "model tenements" in New York with the help of humanitarian Lawrence Veiller. As one of the most prominent exponents of the newly practicable flash, he is considered a pioneer in photography. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work contains in-text and full-page illustrations chiefly from photographs taken by the author. This ex-library volume shows significant external age/wear, with black taping to spine. The book has taped hinges. Pages are clean and unmarked.The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 304 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1273

$24
This shelf lot includes the group of pulp fiction softcovers 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: $4.50
Lot 1274

$26
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage literary titles shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 1275

$60
Title: A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times
Author: M. Guizot
Publisher: Dana Estes and Charles Lauriat (Boston)
Printing Year: circa 1880
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands, marbled boards and bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce edition of this classic work by French historian François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787 - 1874), a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, actively opposing as a liberal the reactionary King Charles X before his overthrow in the July Revolution of 1830, then in government service to the "citizen king" Louis Philippe, as the Minister of Education, 1832 –1837, ambassador to London, Foreign Minister 1840 –1847, and finally Prime Minister of France from September 19, 1847 to February 23, 1848. (Biographical sketch courtesy of Wikipedia.)

The work is illustrated with full-page (tissue-guarded) plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 1276

$35
Title: In the Assembly of the State of New York in the Matter of the Investigation of the Accusations against Warren B. Hooker, a Justice in the Supreme Court: Proceedings Had and Evidence Taken before the Committee on Judiciary of the Assembly - Sessions of 1905
Publisher: Brandow Printing Company (Albany)
Printing Year: 1905
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in gray cloth with paper title labels to spine and front cover, this antique set is a scarce documentation of the fraud proceedings and conviction of Justice Warren B. Hooker. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The name of the Madison County Historical Society has been stamped to front endpapers. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1277

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles by Harriet Beecher Stowe:

- Oldtown Folks - Dated 1869 by Fields, Osgood, & Co. (Boston)
- The Chimney-Corner by Christopher Crowfield - Dated 1868 by Ticknor and Fields (Boston) - Published under pseudonym
- The Minister's Wooing - Dated 1859 by Derby and Jackson
- The American Woman's Home; or, Principles of Domestic Science: Being a Guide to the Formation and Maintenance of Economical, Healthful, Beautiful, and Christian Homes by Catharine Beecher & Harriet Beecher Stowe - Dated 1869 by J. B. Ford and Company - Hinges are cracked, chipping to ends of 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: $8.50
Lot 1278

$20
Title: The Use and Abuse of Free-Masonry: A Work of the Greatest Utility to the Brethren of the Society, to Mankind in General and to the Ladies in Particular
Author: Capt. George Smith
Publisher: Jno. W. Leonard & Co., Masonic Publishers
Printing Year: 1856

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce work on freemasonry that appears as volume XXIII of "The Universal Masonic Library." The volume shows external age/wear. Front board is detached. Text block is intact with mildly age-toned pages that are unmarked. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 191 /170 /41 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1279

$10
This shelf lot includes the 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: $20.50
Lot 1280

$16
This shelf lot includes the large group of vintage and modern books on 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: $60.50
Lot 1281

$26
Title: The Fruit Garden: A Treatise Intended To Explain and Illustrate the Physiology of Fruit Trees, the Theory and Practice of All Operations Connected with the Propagation, Transplanting, Pruning and Training of Orchard and Garden Trees, as Standards, Dwarfs, Pyramids, Espaliers, Etc.
Author: P. Barry
Publisher: Alden, Beardsley & Co. (Auburn, NY)
Printing Year: 1854

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work of nineteenth-century pomology. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece illustration and numerous in-text drawings. The volume shows significant external age/wear,spine cover is detached at rear gutter, rear board and final pages lacking (pagination ends on page 396). Binding cracked at title page. Age-toned pages show occasional spotting. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 396 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1282

$20
Title: Ryan & Burkhart's Directory of the City of Oneida for 1903-4 Including Oneida Castle, Durhamville and Sylvan Beach
Publisher: Ryan & Burkhart (Oneida, NY)
Printing Year: 1903

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter cloth with paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce early twentieth-century city directory offering a record of city governments, institutions, societies, incorporated communities, etc. and a revised map of the city. Oneida is a city in Madison County located east of Canastota, New York. The volume shows edgewear. Binding is shaken. Several pages of the map at front are loose and laid in. Pages are clean and unmarked. Endpapers bear stamp of Madison County Historical Society. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 238 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1283

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of medallions shown in the corresponding image. This collection is made up of 25 medals produced by the Medallic Art Company of New York as part of the series "The Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University." In addition to the medal, each box contains a brochure offering a biographical sketch of the person depicted on the obverse and an explanation of the greater significance of the collection. Also included in this lot a pair of medallions with Civil War commemorations: one of Stonewall Jackson, with a detailed and a pronounced bust of the general on the obverse and a depiction of him mounted and leading charge on the reverse; the second is the official Civil War Centennial Commission Commemorative Medallion (showing Lee and Grant on obverse). Both Civil War pieces are in their original boxes. Also present are a medal commemorating the official launching of the U.S.S. Enterprise, and a medallion celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the founding of First National City Bank of New York. This lot is part of a large collection of minted medallions that we are selling during the course of today's auction. 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: $14.50 Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 1284

$100
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 June, 1892 to November, 1899, including issues from Vol. LXXXV, No. DV through Vol. XCIX, No. DXCIV - three-quarter leather binding with raised bands and gilt lettering. Volumes show varying degree of external wear. 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: $50.50
Lot 1285

$50
Title: A Popular History of England from the Earliest Times to the Accession of Victoria
Author: M. Guizot
Publisher: Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat (Boston)
Printing Year: 1876
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands, marbled boards and bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce edition of this classic work by French historian M. Guizot. The work is illustrated with full-page (tissue-guarded) plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 1286

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

- United States History with Synchronic Charts Maps and Statistical Diagrams by George E. Croscup - Dated 1911 by Windsor Publishing Company - Chronological text by Ernest D. Lewis
- State Papers and Correspondence Bearing upon the Purchase of the Territory of Louisiana - Dated 1903 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D. C.)
- Civil Government of Iowa by Geo. Chandler - Dated 1898 by A. Flanagan, Publisher (Chicago)
- The Greeley Monument Unveiled at Greenwood, December 4, 1876- Dated 1877 by Francis Hart & Company - wrappers,
- The Life of Horace Greeley, Editor of the New York Tribune by J. Parton - Dated 1855 by Mason Brothers - Binding shows age/wear, age-toned pages have foxing throughout

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 1287

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

- Lost in the Wilds - Dated 1886 by Mershon Company - bright decorative binding
- A Young Hero; or, Fighting To Win - Dated 1888 by A. L. Burt Co.
- The River Fugitives - Dated 1893 by Henry T. Coates (Philadelphia)
- The Young Ranchers; or, Fighting the Sioux - Dated 1895 by Henry T. Coates - Forest and Prairies Series No. 2, former owner's stamp on title page
- Footprints in the Forest - Dated 1886 by Porter & Coates (Philadelphia) - Log Cabin Series No. 8
- Campfire and Wigwam - Dated 1885 by Porter & Coates - Log Cabin Series No. 2
- Ned on the River - Dated 1884 by Porter & Coates - Boy Pioneer Series No. 3
- The Camp in the Mountains - Dated 1887 by Porter & Coates - Deerfoot Series No. 2, hinges are 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: $10.50
Lot 1288

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

- The Life of the Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by Rev. John Fleetwood - No date provided by Geo. G. Evans - Blindstamped cloth binding. Engravings. Foxed pages.
- The Life of Christ, in the Words of the Evangelists - No date provided by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - Blindstamped cloth binding. Engravings. Gilt-edged pages.
- The Manliness of Christ by Thomas Hughes - Dated 1895 by Henry Altemus (Philadelphia) - decorative binding
- Discourses on the Temptation of Christ by Seth Williston - Dated 1837 by Press of William Williams (Utica, NY) - Significant wear to exterior.Interior clean and unmarked.
- "That Sweet Story of Old"; or, the History of Jesus - No date provided by American Tract Society - Ribbon-bound wrappers. Light soiling to covers. Pages show foxing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1289

$40
Title: Annals of the Reign of King George the Third; From Its Commencement in the Year 1760, to the Death of His Majesty in 1820
Author: John Aikin
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown (London)
Printing Year: 1820
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in paper boards with spine labels, this antique set is a scarce history of the reign of George III of the United Kingdom. His long reign was marked by a series of military conflicts involving his kingdoms, much of the rest of Europe, and places farther afield in Africa, the Americas and Asia. Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War, becoming the dominant European power in North America and India. However, many of its American colonies were soon lost in the American Revolutionary War, which led to the establishment of the United States. A series of wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France, over a twenty-year period, finally concluded in the defeat of Napoleon in 1815.

The volumes show external age/wear, with chipping to spines, and are solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. Previous owner's name appears on front endpapers. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1290

$70
Title: My Life
Author: Bill Clinton
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 2004 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of the memoirs of the 42nd President of the United States. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. Small stain appears on dustjacket at the top of spine and upper left cover of front cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 957 / xlii pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1291

$40
Title: A Popular History of France, from the First Revolution to the Present Time
Author: Henri Martin
Publisher: Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat
Printing Year: 1878
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands, marbled boards and bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce edition of this classic work by French historian Henri Martin. The work is illustrated with full-page (tissue-guarded) wood and steel plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Endpapers and edges are marbled. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1292

$40
Title: Tales Told in Palestine
Collector/Editor: J. E. Hanauer/ H. G. Mitchell
Publisher: Jennings and Graham (Cincinnati)
Printing Year: 1904 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright pastedown and gilt lettering and designs, this antique volume is a scarce collection of anecdotes, legends, stories, tales of superstitions, short pieces of wit and wisdom of Palestine, together with photos of scenes and people, especially of Jerusalem but also of Haifa, Nazareth, etc., including places of interest to all three major religions. The text was edited by H.G. Mitchell from the texts collected by Hanauer, a long-time resident of the Middle East.

The work is illustrated with 40 black and white photographic plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8" and contains 221 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1293

$16
Title: Hot Summer
Author: Oscar Graeve
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.
Printing Year: 1933

Condition/Details: Bound in orange cloth with bright black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce novel by the editor of "The Delineator." "'Hot Summer' is the story of Claire and Wilfred and Daisy, who live in Mr. Montello's house on West 12th Street in New York City, and of what happened to them during one hot summer. It is a simple, realistic love story that will remind you of Frank Swinnerton's 'Nocturne' and Vina Delmar's 'Bad Girl'" (Dustjacket text). This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Stamps of "Amity Book Store Lending Library" appear on front endpaper. Library bookplate with renewal stamps is pasted to rear endpaper. Pictorial dustjacket shows tears to edges. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 281 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1294

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

- The Household Book of Poetry by Charles A. Dana - Dated 1863 by D. Appleton and Company - leather binding with raised bands and gilt lettering and decorative design to front cover. Gilt edges, marbled endpapers.
- The Last Tournament by Alfred Tennyson - Dated 1872 by James R. Osgood & Company - front hinge cracked
- Old Friends and Other Bits of Verse by James D'Wolf Lovett - Dated 1928, Privately Printed
- Poems by Mary Irene Brown - Dated 1906 by Riverside Press (Cambridge)
- Daisies Dear by Bessie Gray - Dated 1897 by L. Prang & Co. (Boston) - oblong ribbon-bound wrappers with color floral illustrations to front cover and pages. Front cover has faint water markings. Unmarked pages are clean and bright.

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 1295

$55
Title: In Morocco
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1920 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and pictorial designs to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of the author's last travel book. The work is illustrated with photographic plates and a map of her itinerary. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 290 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1296

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literary titles in decorative binding:

- Katerfelto: A Story of Exmoor by G. J. Whyte-Melville - No date provided by Porter & Coates (Philadelphia)
- The Wolf Boy of China by William Dalton - No date provided by J. B. Lippincott Company - occasional foxing
- When Knighthood Was in Flower by Edwin Caskoden - Dated 1899 by Bowen Merrill Company - full-page illustrations
- A Violin Obligato and Other Stories by Margaret Crosby - Dated 1891 by Roberts Brothers (Boston)
- The Making of Zimri Bunker: A Story of Nantucket in the Early Days by William J. Long - Dated 1899 by L.C. Page and Company (Boston) - Illustrated by B. Rosenmeyer
- By the Still Waters: A Meditation on the Twenty-Third Psalm by J. R. Miller - Dated 1898 by T. Y. Crowell & Co.

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 1297

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

- Fur Trade Review - Dated 1929 by Julian C. Austrain Corp. - Ex-library, No. 4
- Fur Trade Review - Dated 1926 by Julian C. Austrain Corp. - Ex-library, No. 10
- Twentieth Annual Report of the Bureau of Animal Industry for the Year 1903 - Dated 1904 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D. C.)
- Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1897 - Dated 1898 by Publisher - Government Printing Office (Washington, D. C.)
- The Story of the Glenwood Girls - Dated 1930 by Henry W. Leeds
- Report of Farmers' Institutes - Dated 1910 by Department of Agriculture, State of New York - No. 25
- Leaves and Flowers; or, Object Lessons in Botany with a Flora by Alphonso Wood - Dated 1869 by A. S. Barnes & Co. - "with 695 illustrations"
- Flowers and Their Pedigrees by Grant Allen - Dated 1884 by D. Appleton and Company - In-text illustrations, map

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 1298

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of antique leather bound books on theology shown in the corresponding image, including six Bibles. 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. Of the six bibles, four are disbound with damage to the spines. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 1299

$18
Title: NTM Collected
Author: Jean Lorrah
Publisher: Empire Books
Printing Year: 1982
Number of Volumes: Inscribed complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in original pictorial wrappers, this set is a scarce autographed collection of stories and essays by celebrated science fiction writer Jean Lorrah. Each volume bears the author's inscription on the title page. The work is illustrated by Signe Landon, Amy Harlib and Laurraine Tutihasi. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with first volume showing mild soiling to front cover. Books are solidly bound with clean, unmaked pages. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 11". 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
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