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Lot 1001

$110

Title: Elements of Chemistry in a New Systematic Order, Containing All the Modern Discoveries
Author: Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier - Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (also Antoine Lavoisier after the French Revolution) was a French nobleman and chemist central to the 18th-century chemical revolution and a large influence on both the history of chemistry and the history of biology. He is widely considered in popular literature as the "father of modern chemistry". This label, however, is more a product of Lavoisier's eminent skill as a self-promoter and underplays his dependence on the instruments, experiments, and ideas of other chemists.

It is generally accepted that Lavoisier's great accomplishments in chemistry largely stem from his changing the science from a qualitative to a quantitative one. Lavoisier is most noted for his discovery of the role oxygen plays in combustion. He recognized and named oxygen (1778) and hydrogen (1783) and opposed the phlogiston theory. Lavoisier helped construct the metric system, wrote the first extensive list of elements, and helped to reform chemical nomenclature. He predicted the existence of silicon (1787) and was also the first to establish that sulfur was an element (1777) rather than a compound. He discovered that, although matter may change its form or shape, its mass always remains the same.

Lavoisier was a powerful member of a number of aristocratic councils, and an administrator of the Ferme Generale. The Ferme generale was one of the most hated components of the Ancien Régime because of the profits it took at the expense of the state, the secrecy of the terms of its contracts, and the violence of its armed agents. All of these political and economic activities enabled him to fund his scientific research. At the height of the French Revolution, he was accused by Jean-Paul Marat of selling adulterated tobacco and of other crimes, and was eventually guillotined a year after Marat's death. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)







Publisher: Printed for W. Creech; and Sold in London by G. & J. Robinson, and T. Kay
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1802
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce fifth edition (Cole 786), translated from the French by Robert Kerr, with a dedication, an advertisement of the translator of this edition, a postscript to the third edition, a letter from the author to the translator, a preface, and a table of contents in each volume. There are fourteen appendices, addenda, and an index at end of the second volume.

This antique set is bound in full leather. The books show external wear, with cracking to the spines and minor loss of material visible at the spine edges. The covers display rubbing, with scuffing at the edges. Minor loss can also be seen at the tips of the outside corners. The hinges of the second volume are cracked, as is the rear hinge of the first volume. The boards are somewhat loose. Previous owners' stamps appear on the front endpapers. he interiors exhibit light foxing, especially on endpapers and title pages. This work contains thirteen fold-out copper plate illustrations.
Lot 1002

$250

Title: The Sea-Wolf
Author: Jack London - John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney) was an American author, journalist, and social activist. He was a pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction and was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone. He is best remembered as the author of "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang," both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.

London was a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers and wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics such as his dystopian novel, "The Iron Heel" and his non-fiction exposé, "The People of the Abyss."


Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 366 plus 3 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: "The Sea-Wolf" is a 1904 psychological adventure novel by American novelist Jack London about a literary critic, survivor of an ocean collision, who comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues him. Its first printing of forty thousand copies was immediately sold out before publication on the strength of London's previous "The Call of the Wild." Ambrose Bierce wrote, "The great thing—and it is among the greatest of things—is that tremendous creation, Wolf Larsen... the hewing out and setting up of such a figure is enough for a man to do in one lifetime... The love element, with its absurd suppressions, and impossible proprieties, is awful." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with stamped white lettering to the spine and front cover. A pictorial design within a box, depicting a seaman on a ship at sea, appears stamped in white, orange and dark blue at the top of the front cover. The book shows shelfwear, with light soiling to the covers. The front hinge is beginning to crack. This volume has a gilt top edge. The fore edge of the text block is lightly foxed. A previous owner's pencil annotation appears on the front flyleaf. A blank preliminary page and the verso of the frontispiece display light foxing. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and five plates. All called-for plates are present.
Lot 1003

$55

Details: This lot consists of the antique ornithological engraving shown in the corresponding images. This antique plate is part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

This hand-tinted engraving is also hand-labeled. "The Ruffe" (p.123), Tringa Pugnace. Linn. From drawing by Peter Paillou (pinx), engraved by Peter Mazell (Sculp). Pennant, 1761 penciled on verso. Watermarked laid paper. Sheet size approximately 13.5" x 19.75".

Thomas Pennant (14 June OS 1726 – 16 December 1798) was a Welsh naturalist, traveler, writer and antiquarian. Peter Paillou (c.1720 – c.1790) was a British artist best known for his paintings of birds, many of which were used as book illustrations. He was employed by Thomas Pennant to paint pictures of birds, many of which were engraved by Peter Mazell for use as plates in Pennant's books. Peter Mazell was an Irish painter and engraver, working in London between c. 1761 and 1797. He is known for his fine engravings of natural history subjects, especially those illustrating books by John Walcott and the Welsh naturalist Thomas Pennant.
- Courtesy of Wikipedia

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Condition / Notes: Thus item exhibits some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This includes toning and closed tears with tape repair to verso. Colors are bright and inking remains legible.
Lot 1004

$35

Title: The Spell of the Turf: The Story of American Racing
Author: James R. Crowell, Samuel C. Hildreth
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1926
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 286 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped black lettering to the spine and front cover. A pictorial design depicting a jockey riding a horse appears stamped in black in the lower outside corner of the front cover. The book shows sunning to the spine and light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. The top edge of the text block is tinted red. A previous owner's name and annotation ("Black Rock") appear in pencil in the upper right corner of the front flyleaf. Endpapers display light foxing. Very sporadic light foxing can be seen on pages/plates. This work is illustrated with photographic plates offering portraits and horse racing scenes.
Lot 1005

$275

Title: Falls at Wilmington Gap - Adirondacks
Artist: Richard Parrott Mallory
Medium: Drawing
Features: Original
Print Year: c1860
Width: 21.5" Height: 26.5"
Art Notes: This work offers a view of a waterfall in the Adirondacks mountains of upstate New York. The cascading water is depicted at the center of this piece, with tall trees and vegetation shown on the craggy banks on either side.
Condition: This charcoal drawing on white paper backing is preserved under glass, within an elegant wooden frame with a gilt interior edge. Minor chipping is visible at the outside corners of the frame.

The statement "Drawn by R. P. Mallory" and the title of the piece appear written in pencil underneath the picture.
Lot 1006

$35

Details: This lot includes the antique European maps shown in the corresponding image(s). These maps are from "The Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England: From the Revolution to the Present Times" by Nicholas Tindal (a translation of Rapin-Thoyras's "Histoire d'Angleterre"), an atlas presenting a history of the military engagements and campaigns of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), as well as a series of maps of Europe and the world at the first half of the 18th century. The first of these three maps is entitled "Plan of the Battle of Eckeren." It offers a bird's eye view of a decisive military encounter that took place on June 30, 1703 between French and Dutch forces. The Sheldt (Escaut) river is depicted on the left-hand side, displaying fortifications and ships. This map has an ornate title cartouche in the lower left. The map was engraved by Isaac Basire (1704-1768), with his name appearing at the bottom of the cartouche. The second map bears the title "Plan of Investiture of Ostend Surrendered, 6 July, 1706." As with the above, this work, also engraved by I. Basire, contains a depiction of a fortified city, with the surronding landscape, waterways, and, at the top of the map, a depiction of the North Sea dotted by small ships. This map has an ornate cartouche in the upper right corner identifying numerous points of interest. The title of the third map is "Battle of Maestricht" An ornate cartouche, with the statement "Plan of the Camp of the Army of the Allies, commanded by Monse. d'Auverquerque, and the manner in which was drawn up the Battle, when the Army of the Two Crowns advanced to Attack It May 14th 1703," appearing in the upper right corner. A number of identification points can be seen under the image. A distance scale can be seen at the top of the map. The name of the engraver, I. Basire, appears at the bottom of the cartouche.


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Condition / Notes: These maps, all measuring approximately 20.5" x 16", are on laid paper, and display light toning and folds. The Eckeren map has a small closed tear in the left bottom edge of the plate, with toning from removed tape. This tear is almost entirely confined to the margin, with only a very small portion affecting the image. The other maps show no punctures, tearing or markings.
Lot 1007

$175

Details: This lot consists of the treasure chest Victorian era tea-caddy with interior lid and marquetry wood inlay as shown in the corresponding images.

This lovely, Victorian era tea-caddy is in good condition with light age wear. A well maintained piece, this tea-caddy has a stunning wood marquetry inlay border around the edges of the base and lid, and features intricate, marquetry floral inlay designs around the lock and on the top. Made of beautiful mahogany, this 19th century piece showcases the original lock and hinges. No key is present for this piece. The interior lid is also bordered with marquetry and has a tiny, hand turned knob for easy removal. The interior foil lining is largely worn away on this piece, but otherwise the interior is in good condition. This rare and well-preserved Victorian tea-caddy measures 5.5” tall and 4.5” wide.

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Condition / Notes: This antique Victorian era mahogany tea-caddy with wood inlay is in good condition. Please see photos.
Lot 1008

$110

Title: Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter
Author: Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1908
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/420 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a "new and enlarged edition."

This antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. The book shows external wear, with faint soiling and tiny white dots to the spine and front cover. Minor loss of material is visible along the fore edge of the rear board. The binding is firm. This volume has a gilt top edge. A very small moisture marking appears at the top edge of a number of pages/plates. The interior is otherwise clean and bright. This work is illustrated with numerous photographic plates.
Lot 1009

$45

Details: This lot includes the antique engraved map shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled "A Map of the Southern Extremity of Africa, Adapted to Lt. Paterson's Travels in the Years 1777, 1778 & 1779," this work of antique cartography was published March 30, 1789 by J. Johnson in London (St. Pauls Church-Yard). It offers a detailed depiction of the Dutch colony of the Cape of Good Hope (with territories shown currently found within South Africa, as well as the southern most portion of Namibia). The map clearly identifies mountain ranges, rivers, and towns, and locates tribal areas. The routes take by British explorer William Paterson and by Swedish naturalist Anders Sparrman are also indicated. An inset map in the lower right corner offers a nautical chart with the depths of the waters in and around the Cape. The name of the engraver is provided as T. Conder.


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Condition / Notes: This antique map is on laid paper, measuring approximately 23" x 13.5", and has two vertical folds and one horizontal fold. Some light foxing is visible and offsetting can be seen at the bottom. The bottom portion of the left-hand margin has been excised.
Lot 1010

$130

Title: The Illustrated Man
Author: Ray Bradbury - Ray Douglas Bradbury is an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Best known for his dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" (1953) and for the science fiction stories gathered together as "The Martian Chronicles" (1950) and "The Illustrated Man" (1951), Bradbury is one of the most celebrated among 20th and 21st century American writers of speculative fiction. Many of Bradbury's works have been adapted into television shows or films.

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1951
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 251 plus 1 page of epilogue
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "The Illustrated Man" is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind. A recurring theme throughout the eighteen stories is the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people. It was nominated for the International Fantasy Award in 1952.

The unrelated stories are tied together by the frame device of "the Illustrated Man", a vagrant former member of a carnival freak show with an extensively tattooed body whom the unnamed narrator meets. The man's tattoos, allegedly created by a time-traveling woman, are animated and each tell a different tale. All but one of the stories had been published previously elsewhere, although Bradbury revised some of the texts for the book's publication.

The book was made into the 1969 film starring Rod Steiger and Claire Bloom, adapted from the stories "The Veldt", "The Long Rain", and "The Last Night of the World".

A number of the stories, including "The Veldt", "The Fox and the Forest" (as "To the Future"), "Marionettes, Inc.", and "Zero Hour" were dramatized for the 1955-57 radio series X Minus One. "The Veldt", "The Concrete Mixer", "The Long Rain", "Zero Hour", and "Marionettes Inc." were adapted for the TV series The Ray Bradbury Theater. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second printing of the first edition of this landmark work of science fiction, with the publication date on the title page but no first printing statement on the copyright page.

This volume is bound in beige cloth, with lettering and insignia stamped in black on the spine. This ex-library book displays darkening at the top and bottom edges of the covers. The binding is firm. "Property of the U.S. Army" is stamped on the edges of the text block. The endpapers have been stamped and bear traces of taping, with the rear flyleaf showing minor surface loss from the removal of the card pocket. A previous owner's name and address can be seen on the half title page. The pages are clean and without markings. The intact illustrated dust jacket, with price of $2.75 on the front flap, displays shelfwear, with sunning to the spine, and minor creasing to the front and rear panels. Faint tape markings can be seen at the top and bottom of the flaps. A b&w photo of the author appears at the top of the rear flap.
Lot 1011

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on travel in the United Kingdom shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are James John Hissey's "The Charm of the Road: England and Wales" (Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1910, with fold-out map), a first edition of "London Alleys, Byways & Courts" (John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, 1924) drawn and described by Alan Stapleton, a first edition of Clive Rouse's "The Old Towns of England" (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1936, in dj), and "Three Weeks in the British Isles" (The Reilly & Britton Co., 1911) by John U. Higinbotham


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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 1012

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique literature in dust jackets shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include a first printing of "A Lion In The Garden" by G.B. Stern, a first edition of "Brief Kingdom" by Gerald Breckenridge, and "Zest" by Charles G. Norris (featuring a dust jacket illustrated by Rockwell Kent). Other titles include "Pilgrim In Manhattan" by Margaret Bell Houston, "The Sleeping Child" by Alice Grant Rosman, "The Prejudices Of Mr. Pennyfeather" by Donald Moffat, and "Rondezvous" by Alec Hudson.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with some soiling and light wear to dust jackets and minor page discoloration.
Lot 1013

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include a limited edition (numbered 614) two-volume set in slip case of "The Ring And The Book" by Robert Browning, signed by illustrator Carl Schultheiss; a first edition of "A Man Could Stand Up" by Ford Madox Ford; a first American edition of "Marriage" by H. G. Wells; and a first edition of "Eyeless In Gaza" by Aldous Huxley, in dust jacket.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with age/wear indicators concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1014

$50

Title: Un marechal ferrant
Artist: Jules Hereau
Medium: Etching
Features: Signed In Plate
Print Year: 1863
Width: 12.25" Height: 12.5"
Art Notes: This work depicts a barn interior with a seated dog at the left, and figures working with horses, with two white horses on the right and a black horse on the left.
Condition: This original etching, published in "Eaux-fortes modernes," with the artist's initials in the lower left of the plate. A caption on the lower left reads "J. Hereau sculp." and "Imp. Delatre, Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris" on the right. Notations in pencil appear along the bottom edge of the sheet ("C.S., 1863, '73-U."). This piece is tipped into a window mat measuring approximately 20.25" x 16.25".
Lot 1015

$60

Details: This lot consists of the vintage Hollywood movie posters shown in the corresponding images.

These full-color, large-format movie posters feature such Hollywood stars as Liza Minnelli, Ingrid Bergman, Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper, Blondie, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Peter O’Toole, Richard Attenborough, Talia Shire, Armand Assante, Robert Duvall, Michael Caine and Mickey Rooney. Films include “Pulp,” The Prophecy,” “Rosebud,” “Rolling Thunder,” “Roadie,” “Rich Kids” and “A Matter of Time.”

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Condition / Notes: These items are well-preserved, with some creasing and other signs of age. Posters are folded into sections.
Lot 1016

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the antique Punch's Pocket Book shown in the corresponding image(s). This volume is for the year 1854 and presents an attractive fold-out hand-colored frontispiece entitled "Topsy Turvey - or Our American Antipodes," a hand-colored title page and six plates. This work bears the subtitle "Containing Ruled Pages for Cash Accounts and Memoranda for Every Day in the Year; An Almanack; and a Variety of Useful Business Information." This work contains information regarding the United Kingdom relating to its political culture, commerce, law, and customs. The illustrations are by John Leech and John Tenniel.

"Punch, or The London Charivari" was a British weekly magazine of humour and satire established in 1841 by Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. Historically, it was most influential in the 1840s and 1850s, when it helped to coin the term "cartoon" in its modern sense as a humorous illustration.


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Condition / Notes: This antique volume, measuring 3.75" x 5", is bound in flexible leather, with folding flap. The book shows external wear, with cracking/tearing to the top and bottom portion of the flap, with minor loss of material. The spine has a very small paper label with the handwritten date of publication. The binding is cracked at the hinges. The endpapers display light soiling and faint moisture markings. The blank pages have occasional pencil notations. Pages 41 and 42 exhibits loss of the top outside corner.
Lot 1017

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique literature in first and early printings shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include a first printing of "The Financier" by Theodore Dreiser and a first edition of "The House Of Mirth" by Edith Wharton. Also present are first and early printings of "Elmer Gantry" by Sinclair Lewis, "Tales Of The Road" by Charles N. Crewdson, "A STtry Teller's Story" by Sherwood Anderson, book II of "The Lark," and others.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition, with age/wear indicators such as chipping, fading, and light soiling concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1018

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique literature shown in the corresponding images.

Notable titles include "Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris (in dust jacket), "Pioneers" by James Fenimore Cooper, "Pennsylvania Stories" by Arthur Hobson Quinn, "Stringtown On The Pike" by John Uri Lloyd, and "The Great K&A Train Robbery" by Paul Leicester Ford.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show well, with some age/wear indicators including chipping, fading, and light soiling to covers and spines. "Stories Of Georgia" features a well-preserved dust jacket, and the two-volume "The Three Musketeers" features gilt design and page edges.
Lot 1019

$40

Details: This lot includes the antique European maps shown in the corresponding image(s). These maps are from "The Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England: From the Revolution to the Present Times" by Nicholas Tindal (a translation of Rapin-Thoyras's "Histoire d'Angleterre"), an atlas presenting a history of the military engagements and campaigns of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), as well as a series of maps of Europe and the world at the first half of the 18th century. The first of these three maps is entitled "Plan of the Works of the City of Messina, one of the strongest and most considerable Cities of Sicily, and a fine Sea Port" It offers a bird's eye view of the Italian city and harbor. A number of ships are depicted. This map has an ornate cartouche in the lower right corner identifying numerous points of interest. The map was engraved by Isaac Basire (1704-1768), with his name appearing at the bottom of the cartouche. The second map bears the title "Cony, a strong city of Piedmont in the States of Savoy." This work, also engraved by I. Basire, contains a depiction of a fortified city, with a landscape with rivers flowing through it. A small distance scale appears at the bottom edge. The title of the third map is "Draught of ye Bay of Bulls between the Town of Rotta and Fort St. Catherine under the Command of his Grace the Duke of Ormond; with the dispostion of the Frigates which were ordered to stand in by the Shore, to favour the Landing; as also the Situation of the Ground and Bay, with that of the Enemy's Batteries & Troops." An ornate cartouche appears in the lower left corner, with twenty points of identification. A distance scale can be seen on the right-hand side. The name of the engraver, I. Basire, appears at the bottom of the cartouche.

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Condition / Notes: Notes: These maps are on laid paper, and display light toning and folds. The Messina map measures 19.75" x 16", that of the town of Cony 20.25" x 16", and the one depicting the Bay of Cadiz 16" x 20.5". The maps show no punctures, tearing or markings.
Lot 1020

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique technology, mining, and architecture books shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include a stated first edition of "Handbook For Prospectors" by M. W. von Bernewitz, a leatherbound collection of "Margett's Longitude Tables," and "Building Construction And Superintendence Part I: Mason's Work" by F. E. Kidder.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear indicators concentrated at the extremities. "Longitude Tables" shows a detached front board. Gilt lettering and design on volumes shows well.
Lot 1021

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique British history shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include "The Year Of Grace: A History Of The Revival In Ireland" by William Gibson, a limited edition (number 68) of "Miscellaneous Writings Of Henry The Eighth," "Queen Victoria: Her Grand Life And Glorious Reign." edited by John Coulter and John Cooper, and "The Life And Times Of William E. Gladstone" by John Clark Ridpath.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes are in pleasing condition with some age/wear indicators. Decorative features such as gilt design and embossing show well.
Lot 1022

$10

Title: The Lost Merbaby
Author: Margaret Baker
Publisher: Duffield & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with stamped black lettering to the spine and front cover. A pictorial design stamped in black, depicting a small fish, appears under the title on the front cover. The book shows external wear, with some soiling and rubbing to the covers. The spine displays discoloration. The binding is sound. This volume has illustrated endpapers. The lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. There are full-page silhouette illustrations, as well as numerous vignetttes, by Mary Baker.
Lot 1023

$30

Details: This lot consists of the steel engravings of Shakespeare's plays shown in the corresponding images.

Title pages include:

"The Doubtful Plays Of Shakespeare Revised from the Original Editions, with Historical And Analytical Introductions And Notes Critical And Explanatory" by Henry Tyrrell, Esq. Engraved by G. Greatbach, from an original drawing by T.D. Scott. Published by John Tallis & Company, London & New York.

"The Complete Works Of Shakespeare Revised from the Original Editions. With Historical Introductions, & Notes Explanatory & Critical; And Life Of The Poet." by J.O. Halliwell, Esq. F.R.S. F.S.A. Member of the Council of the Shakespeare Society, &c. And Other Eminent Commentators. Histories. Engraved by G. Greatbach from an Original Drawing by T.D. Scott. Published by John Tallis & Company. London & New York.

Other engravings include formal portraits of actors along with actors and actresses in costumed roles. Pieces measure approximately 7.5" x 10.75".

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well. Light foxing to some pieces including "Sonnets".
Lot 1024

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the uniformly bound works of Charles Dickens shown in the corresponding images.

These Belford, Clarke & Co. decorative, illustrated editions include "The Pickwick Papers," "Nicholas Nickleby," "Dombey And Son," "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood," "Barnaby Rudge," "American Notes," "Oliver Twist," and others.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition, with minor signs of age wear concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1025

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique photoplay literature in dust jackets shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of film tie-in literature in dust jackets features photographs from their film adaptations. Each volume features a tipped-in text including studio information, release dates, and summary of the film that has been either novelized or adapted from the novel.

Titles in this lot include "General Crack" by George Preedy, "The Sign Of The Cross" by Wilson Barrett, "Night Unto Night" by Philip Wylie, "Keeper Of The Flame" by I.A.R. Wylie, and others.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition with some age/wear indicators. Dust jackets exhibit some edge wear and are protected by mylar. Some page discoloration is evident, and each volume includes addition tipped-in information on its accompanying film.
Lot 1026

$90

Title: Cassell's Natural History
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Peter Martin Duncan - Peter Martin Duncan FRS was an English palaeontologist.

Duncan was born at Twickenham on 20 April 1821, his father, Peter King-Duncan, a descendant of an old Scottish family, being a leather merchant; his mother was daughter of Captain R. Martin, R.N., of Ilford, Essex. He received his earlier education first at the grammar school, Twickenham, next at Nyon, by the lake of Geneva, after which he was apprenticed in 1840 to a medical practitioner in London.

In 1842, Duncan entered on the medical side at King's College, London, passing through it with distinction, and being elected an associate in 1849, after graduating as M.B. at the university of London in 1846. For a time he was assistant to Dr. Martin at Rochester, and in 1848 took a practice at Colchester. Here he was also active in municipal affairs, and in 1857 was elected mayor, holding the office for a second time. The natural history and archaeology of the district also greatly attracted him, and the arrangement of the town museum was largely his work. His first scientific paper, Observations on. the Pollen Tube, was published in 1856 in the Proceedings of the Edinburgh Botanical Society, but it was soon followed by others. In 1860 he removed to Blackheath, thus obtaining more time for science, and devoting himself especially to the study of corals.

More complete freedom was obtained by election to the professorship of geology at King's College in 1870, of which he became a fellow in the following year, and shortly afterwards he was appointed professor of geology at Cooper's Hill College. In 1877 he settled in London near Regent's Park, residing there till 1883, when he removed to Gunnersbury.

Duncan became a Fellow of the Geological Society in 1849, was secretary from 1864 to 1870, and president 1876 to 1878, receiving the Wollaston Medal in 1881. He was president of the geological section of the British Association at the meeting in 1879; was also a fellow of the Zoological and the Linnean Societies, holding office in both, and an active member of the Microscopical Society, being president from 1881 to 1883. He was elected F.R.S. on 4 June 1868.

Duncan's industry was so unflagging that he got through a great amount of work, of both a popular and a scientific character, besides lecturing and examining. He was editor of Cassell's Natural History (6 vols. 1876-82), to which he contributed several important articles. He wrote a Primer of Physical Geography (1882) ; a small volume of biographies of botanists, geologists, and zoologists entitled Heroes of Science (1882) ; another on The Sea-shore (1879); and an Abstract of the Geology of India, 1875, which reached a third edition in 1881; besides contributing to various periodicals, assisting in preparing the third edition of Griffith and Henfrey's Micrographic Dictionary (2 vols. 1875), and revising the fourth edition of Lyell's Student's Elements of Geology (1885).

His separate scientific papers are not less than a hundred in number, and his 'Supplement' to the Tertiary and Secondary Corals forms a volume in the publications of the Palaeontographical Society. The 'Tertiary Echinoidea of India' (of which he was joint author) appeared in Palæontologia Indica, 1882-6.

He made a special study of the corals and echinids, taking also much interest in the ophiurids, sponges, and protozoa, regarding all questions from the point of view not only of the philosophical zoologist, but also of one who applied the distribution of species to elucidate ancient physical geography. He described the fossil coral fauna of Malta, Java, Hindustan, Australia, Tasmania, and the West Indies, the echinids of Sind, and of other countries. The results of these researches were summed up in two very valuable papers, 'Revision of the Madreporaria,' published by the Linnean Society in 1885, and ' Revision of the Genera and Great Groups of the Echinoidea.' Others papers on the 'Physical Geology of Western Europe during Mesozoic and Camozoic Times, elucidated by the Coral Fauna,' on 'The Formation of Land Masses', and the remarkable paper 'On Lakes and their Origin', were also important contributions to science. His work was that of 'a great palaeontologist and a strong and original intellect.' He was also an excellent teacher, a genial companion, and a true friend.

Duncan's health began to fail about two years prior to his death, which closed a painful illness on 28 May 1891. He was buried in Chiswick churchyard. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.
City: London
Year: 1883/1884
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This attractive antique set is bound in green cloth over beveled boards, with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spines. These volumes are adorned with ornamental designs stamped in gold and black. The front cover of the fifth volume displays some moisture markings. The books otherwise show light shelfwear. The bindings are sound. The volume have gilt top edges and chocolate brown endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated, offering numerous plates and textual illustrations.
Lot 1027

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include a first American edition of "From The Hudson To The Neva" by David Ker, and "A Mine Of Faults," translated from the original Hindi by F.W. Bain. Other titles include "Katrinka" by Helen Eggleston Haskell, "The Fall Of Damascus" by Charles Wells Russell, and "Translated From The Hungarian" by Alfred Bendiner (in dust jacket).

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with age/wear indicators concentrated at the extremities. Several titles feature dust jackets in pleasing condition.
Lot 1028

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique European travel books shown in the corresponding images.

A highlights of this lot is a stated first edition of "Down The Tiber And Up To Rome" by Harold Donaldson Eberlein, Geoffrey J. Marks, and Frank A. Wallis. Also present are "Views A-Foot" by Bayard Taylor and "Stained Glass Tours In Spain & Flanders" by Charles H. Sherrill.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1029

$30

Book Details: This shelf lot consists of the collectible literature shown in the corresponding images. Titles, and authors include "The Song Of Hiawatha," "Don Quixote," George Bernard Shaw, Aldous Huxley, Joseph Conrad, and William Shakespeare. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition, with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 1030

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the antique compilation of The Art Journal in the corresponding image(s). This volume contains issues for the year 1860 and offers numerous steel engraved plates with reproductions of major works of European painting and sculpture, with contributions by such artists as Van Dyck, Rubens, Copley, Rafael, and Turner. There are also a large number of textual illustrations

"The Art Journal," published in London, was the most important Victorian magazine on art. It was founded in 1839 by Hodgson & Graves, print publishers, 6 Pall Mall, with the title the Art Union Monthly Journal (or The Art Union), the first issue of 750 copies appearing 15 February 1839. Its final issue came out in 1912.


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Condition / Notes: This handsome antique volume is bound in half brown leather and dark brown pebbled cloth, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing visible at the edges. The binding is firm. The volume is adorned with gilt edges and moire endpapers. This book is in a remarkably well-preserved condition, with clean bright pages and crisp, finely detailed plates and illustrations.
Lot 1031

$130

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique American history books shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include "Indian Horror: Or, Massacres By The Red Men" by Henry Davenport Northrop, "Pioneer Heroes And Daring Deeds" by D. M. Kelsey, and "The San Francisco Calamity By Earthquake And Fire" by Charles Morris. Also present are volumes I and II of "Portrait Gallery Of Eminent Americans" with paintings by Alonzo Chappel and historical notes by Evert A Duyckinck.

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Condition / Notes: These items show some age/wear indicators such as chipping, fading, and soiling. Volume II of "National Portrait Gallery" is lacking its back board. Many texts feature illustrations.
Lot 1032

$50

Book Details: This shelf lot consists of the collectible world history books shown in the corresponding images. Titles and subject matter include "Library Of Original Sources," Tahiti, and Tibet. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition, with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 1033

$45

Title: Undine
Author: Friedrich de la Motte Fouque - Friedrich Heinrich Karl de la Motte, Baron Fouque was a German writer of the romantic style.
Translor: W. L. Courtney
Publisher: William Heinemann / Doubleday Page & Co.
City: London / New York
Year: 1909
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 136 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in quarter gray cloth and green paper-covered boards. The spine has stamped gilt lettering and gilt decorative designs. The front cover has lettering and a pictorial design stamped in dark green. The book shows external wear, the loss along the edges and at corners. Small dents appear at the top edge of the front cover and the fore edge of the rear cover. The binding is sound. The tissue-guarded frontispiece is detached. This work is illustrated with 14 additional tipped-in plates and b&w vignettes by noted English illustrator Arthur Rackham. All called-for illustrations are present.
Condition / Notes:
Lot 1034

$120

Book Details: This shelf lot consists of the vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding images. Titles, authors, and subject matter include Charles Dickens, Daphne Du Maurier, Salome, "Leatherstocking," "The Jazz Singer," "Manslaughter," and Rockwell Kent. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition, with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 1035

$30

Details: This lot consists of the antique ornithological engraving shown in the corresponding images. This antique plate is part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

"Faucon Antarctique. Male. Cresserelle Des Moluques. Fem." (Oiseaux. Pl. 1.), "Voyage Au Pole Sud Et Dans L'Oceanie" by Dumont D'Urville c1841-1854. "Peint par Ouidart. Dirige par Borromee. Grave par Giraud. Gide Editeur. Impie. De Bougeard." Sheet size 14.5" x 21.5". Image size 11" x 16". Both birds have iridescent wings. "Guide Editeur Paris." embossed below engraving.

“Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (23 May 1790 – 8 May 1842) was a French explorer, naval officer and rear admiral, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. As a botanist and cartographer he left his mark, giving his name to several seaweeds, plants and shrubs, and places such as D'Urville Island.”
-Courtesy of Wikipedia

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Condition / Notes: This piece exhibits some age/wear indications and toning. Colors remain vivid.
Lot 1036

$250

Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life among the Lowly
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe - Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote more than 20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential both for her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day.
Publisher: John P. Jewett and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1853
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 560 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce one-volume illustrated edition of this classic work, with "original designs by Billings; engraved by Baker and Smith."

This antique volume is bound in red leather, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to the spine. Pictorial designs in gold on the spine depict a cabin and a girl. The name of the publisher appears at the foot of the spine. The front and rear cover have a pictorial design stamped in gold showing a radiant Christ holding a staff with a cross as he appears over three black slaves. The borders of both covers also have ornamental borders in gold. The book shows rubbing to the covers, concentrated at the extremities, with minor loss visible at the tips of the outside corners. This volume has gilt edges and decoratively patterned endpapers. An period gift inscription appears on a blank preliminary page. Foxing can be seen on blank pages at the front and rear of the volume. The pages are largely clean and without markings. This work contains numerous textual illustrations.
Lot 1037

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique theology shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include "History Of Christianity" by J. S. C. Abbott, "A Taoist Pearl" by A. P. Quentin, "The Spirit Of Christmas" by Henry Van Dyke, and volume I of "A Commentary On The New Testament" by Lucius R. Paige.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with some age/wear concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1038

$45

Details: This lot includes the antique optical print shown in the corresponding image(s). This hand-colored engraving is entitled "Vue de l'Eglise de St. Jean et St. Paul a Venise. Et presentement chez Basset rue St. Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins. Il tient fabrique de papiers." The number 124 precedes the title. This work, published by Huquier circa 1760, offers an image of the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, the principal Dominican church of Venice, with a large square before it, the Scuola Grande di San Marco in the background, and a canal, with gandolas, on the right-hand side. Groups of people are depicted milling about the square.


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Condition / Notes: This antique engraving, measuring approximately 16.75" X 11.25", shows scattered light foxing and toning at the right margin.Taping is visible at the top edge and on the left and ride edges of the verso Faded printed title appears inverted in the top margin.
Lot 1039

$30

Details: This lot consists of the antique hand-tinted botanical engravings shown in the corresponding images. These antique plates are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

These pieces measure approximately 11.5" x 19" (sheet size) with varying image sizes. Each plate contains smaller anatomical depictions They are all presumably by William Curtis.

"Orchis Morio" (174), engraved by Sansom (Sculp). Laid paper with watermark.

"Scilla autumnalis" c1777. Laid paper with watermark.

Drooping Star of Bethlehem "Ornithogalum nutans. Includes corresponding page of text.

Scaly Boletus "Boletus squamosus. var rangiferinus." c1818. Includes corresponding page of text.

"William Curtis (11 January 1746 – 7 July 1799) was an English botanist and entomologist, who was born at Alton, Hampshire. Curtis began as an apothecary, before turning his attention to botany and other natural history. The publications he prepared effectively reached a wider audience than early works on the subject had intended. At the age of 25 he produced Instructions for collecting and preserving insects; particularly moths and butterflies. Curtis was demonstrator of plants and Praefectus Horti at the Chelsea Physic Garden from 1771 to 1777. He established his own London Botanic Garden at Lambeth in 1779, moving to Brompton in 1789. He published Flora Londinensis (6 volumes, 1777–1798), a pioneering work in that it devoted itself to urban nature. Financial success was not found, but he went on the publish The Botanical Magazine in 1787, a work that would also feature hand coloured plates by artists such as James Sowerby, Sydenham Edwards, and William Kilburn. Curtis was to gain wealth from the ventures into publishing, short sales on Londinensis were offset by over 3,000 copies of the magazine. Curtis said they had each brought 'pudding or praise'. The genus Curtisia is named in his honour. His publication was continued as the esteemed botanical publication, Curtis's Botanical Magazine. The noted natural history illustrators, James Sowerby and Sydenham Edwards both found a start with the eminent magazine."
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Condition / Notes: These pieces exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Some pieces have library stamp on verso. Loss to bottom corner of Scaly Boletus.
Lot 1040

$800

Title: Cyaniding for Gold: A Complete, Simple, and Detailed Account of the Process Written Especially for the Working Miner and the Small Syndicate
Author: Ion L. Idriess - Ion Llewellyn Idriess, OBE was a prolific and influential Australian author. He wrote more than 50 books over 43 years between 1927 to 1969 – an average of one book every 10 months, and twice published three books in one year (1932 and 1940). His first book was "Madman's Island," published in 1927 at the age of 38, and his last was written at the age of 79. "Called Challenge of the North," it told of Idriess's ideas for developing the north of Australia.

Two of his works, "The Cattle King" (1936) and "Flynn of the Inland" (1932) had more than forty reprintings.
Publisher: Angus and Robertson
City: Sydney
Year: 1939
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/270 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: This work is one of a series of four titles which were basically "how-to" works, the first being commissioned by the Australian government as a means of opening up of the "outback" during the depression years:

"Prospecting for Gold" (1931),
"Cyaniding for Gold" (1939),
"Fortunes in Minerals" (1941),
"Opals and Sapphires" (1967).

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, with a foreword by A. N. Graham, the undersecretary for mines. This work contains an author's note, appendices, and a glossary.

This volume is bound in salmon cloth, with stamped black lettering to the spine and front cover. The book shows shelfwear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is firm. Minor staining is visible on the fore edge of the text block, with some small markings now visible on pages 114-115. A previous owner's name in red ink appears at the top of the front flyleaf. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with in-text b&w photos, full-page illustrations and fold-out plates. The dust jacket lacks front flap and displays tears and repairs to the spine panel. Some (faint) moisture markings can be seen on the panels. The jacket is now preserved in a paper-backed mylar.
Lot 1041

$25

Details: This lot consists of the antique engraved portraits of French Royal Family and Nobility shown in the corresponding images.

These pieces are from "Memoires De Maximilien De Bethune, Duc De Sully, Principal Ministre De Henry Le Grand. Mis en ordre: avec des Remarques. Par M. L. D. L. D. L. " Tome Primier: (Tome Second.), A Londres. M. DCC. XLV. (1745).

Watermarked laid paper measuring approximately *' x 10.5". Portraits include Marie De Medicis (AP. pinx., Fessard effig. Sculp), Armand Jean Du Plessis (Nanteuil del, D, Sornique Sculp.), Gaspard De Coligni (F.G. Schmidt Sculpsit.), Henry I. De Bourbon (L. E. Pinx., Aubert Sculp), and Maximilien De Bethune (P. Pinx., Gaillard Sculp.)

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Condition / Notes: Portraits are generally well preserved with mild edge wear to some.
Lot 1042

$100

Details: This lot consists of the antique hand-tinted ornithological engraving shown in the corresponding images. This antique plate is part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

"The Short eared Owl."(Tab. XVII.), P. Paillou "pinx.", J. J. Haid "et filius excud. A.V." Pennant 1775 penciled on verso. Finely shaded and detailed. Laid paper. In matted frame measuring approximately 19.5" x 25.5", image size 11" x 15".

“Thomas Pennant (14 June OS 1726 – 16 December 1798) was a Welsh naturalist, traveler, writer and antiquarian. He was born and lived his whole life at his family estate, Downing Hall near Whitford, Flintshire in Wales. As a naturalist he had a great curiosity, observing the geography, geology, plants, animals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish around him and recording what he saw and heard about. He wrote acclaimed books including British Zoology, the History of Quadrupeds, Arctic Zoology and Indian Zoology although he never traveled further afield than continental Europe."
-Courtesy of Wikipedia

“Peter Paillou (c.1720 – c.1790) was a British artist best known for his paintings of birds, many of which were used as book illustrations. Little is known of his early life but it is believed that he came to Britain from France in the early part of the eighteenth century. He was given a commission to paint a gilded pheasant in 1745. He was employed by Thomas Pennant to paint pictures of birds, many of which were engraved by Peter Mazell for use as plates in Pennant's books. He made a number of paintings representing different climate types for Thomas Pennant, probably under commission, and some of these are in the Pennant Collection in the National Library of Wales.”
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Condition / Notes: This piece is well preserved with rich coloration.
Lot 1043

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique crime, policing, and detective books shown in the corresponding images.

A highlight of this lot is a first printing of "The Gang age: A Study Of The Preadolescent Boy And His Recreational Needs" by Paul Hanly Furfey (New York: The MacMIllan Company, 1926). Also present are "The Trail Of The Dead Years" by Earl Ellicott Dudding (in dust jacket), "Life + 99 Years" by Nathan Leopold (in dust jackets), "Great Detectives And Their Methods" by George Dilnot, and "The Recollections Of A Policeman" by Thomas Waters.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with some age/wear indicators. "Life + 99 Years" and "The Trail Of The Dead Years" feature original dust jackets showing wear.
Lot 1044

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique Russian war history books shown in the corresponding images.

Included are "Exciting Experiences In The Russo-Japanese War," Collier's "The Japanese-Russian War," "Nogi" by Stanley Washburn, and "Narrative Of The Campaign In Russia During The Year 1812" by Sir Robert Ker Porter.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with some age/wear indicators concentrated at the extremities. "The Campaign In Russia" is bound in leather.
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