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Lot 7257

$45

Details: This group of classic, 1950s-vintage Hummels includes a large "Goose Girl" figurine (47/II, 7" tall), "Little Tooter" (marked 214/4, 1962; 3-1/2" tall), and "The Lost Sheep" (68/210, 1957; 4-1/4" tall). All of these are marked with the impressed signature and the words "W. Goebel W. Germany" on the bottom.
Condition / Notes: All of the Hummels are in perfect condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7258

$15

Title: Deep-Water Sail
Author: Harold A. Underhill
Publisher: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd. Nautical Publishers
City: Glasgow
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxix/302 pages plus 100 plates
Width: 7.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is in excellent condition. Illustrated with full-page plates, including a number of fold-outs.

Intact dust jacket shows small closed tears and light foxing to spine.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7259

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on European history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a large-format edition of "A Civic Survey & Plan for the City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh" (Oliver and Boyd, 1949) and "Krakowski Kazimierz: Dzielnica zydowska, 1870-1988/Karimierz: The Jewish Quarter of Cracow, 1870-1988" (Wydawnictwo Arka, 1992) by Stanislaw Markowski.

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Condition / Notes: 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 7260

$25

Book Details: This collection of decorative antique books consists of essays and criticism by John Ruskin, and a copy of "Ruskin: Rossetti: Preraphaelitism" by William Michael Rossetti (brother of Dante Gabriel and Christina Rossetti. Ruskin's works include "Mornings in Florence," "Seven Lamps of Architecture," Praeterita," Elements of Drawing," "Art of England," "Val d'Arno," etc.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in very good condition with some shelf wear.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 7261

$10

Title: Katalog over Marine, Nautisk, Teknisk Litteratur/Navel, Nautical, Technical Litteratur:
Author: H. A. O. Bistrup
Publisher: I Kommission Hos Levin & Munksgaard
City: Copenhagen
Year: 1936
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/532 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed printed paper-covered boards. Boards show faint water markings and minor wear at edges. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.

Text is in Danish, with multilingual bibliographical entries on literature relating to naval and nautical history.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7262

$35

Title: The Lively Lady: A Chronicle of Arundel, of Privateering and of the Circular Prison on Dartmoor
Author: Kenneth Roberts - Kenneth Lewis Roberts was an American author of historical novels. Roberts worked first as a journalist, becoming nationally known for his work with the Saturday Evening Post from 1919 to 1928, and then as a popular novelist. Born in Kennebunk, Maine, Roberts specialized in Regionalist historical fiction. He often wrote about his native state and its terrain, also depicting other upper New England states and scenes. For example, the heroes of "Arundel" and "Rabble in Arms" are from Kennebunk (then called Arundel), while Langdon Towne, the chief character of Roberts's "Northwest Passage," is depicted as being from Kittery, Maine with friends in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Roberts was born in Kennebunk, Maine. He graduated in 1908 from Cornell University, where he wrote the lyrics for two Cornell fight songs, including "Fight for Cornell." He was also a member of the Quill and Dagger society. He was later awarded honorary doctorates from three New England universities: Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Colby College in Maine and Middlebury College in Vermont.
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1953
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this historical novel. Inscription on title page reads "For Charles Collingwood / with high regard / and a hint, on page 236, / that jazz came from a jar / more island shore than / the bayous of Louisiana - / Kenneth Roberts."

Volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover representing an eagle with outstretched wings. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings.

Price-clipped dust jacket shows shelfwear.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7263

$45

Book Details: Discussions of English history, particularly of the medieval, renaissance, and Restoration periods, are dominant in this lot of world history, but other topics are also considered. Venetian piracy is one such subject.

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Condition / Notes: 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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $54.50
Lot 7264

$150

Title: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan," as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence, via Emerson, on American transcendentalism.

Throughout his adult life, Coleridge suffered from crippling bouts of anxiety and depression; it has been speculated by some that he suffered from bipolar disorder, a condition as yet unidentified during his lifetime. Coleridge suffered from poor health that may have stemmed from a bout of rheumatic fever and other childhood illnesses. He was treated for these concerns with laudanum, which fostered a lifelong opium addiction.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 12 pages plus 38 plates
Width: 15.5" Height: 18.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio is bound in red cloth over beveled boards, with stamped lettering to spine and stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Gilt pictorial design representing a bird in flight appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with partial loss of bottom fourth (portion has been laid in). Chipping is visible at head of spine and along its rear edge. Covers display darkening to edges, with minor loss of material at outside corners. Front hinge is cracked. Faint minor water marking can be seen in the area of lower left corner of pages that are otherwise clean and without marking. Illustrated with bright full-page plates by Gustave Dore. 12 of the tissue guards show creasing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7265

$25

Title: Snowman
Author: Rutherford Montgomery - Rutherford George Montgomery was an American children's author who won various awards for his books, including a Newbery Award. He also wrote under the names of A.A. Avery, Al Avery, Art Elder, E.P. Marshall, and Everitt Proctor.

Born in North Dakota, Montgomery studied at the Western State College of Colorado. He served in the United States Air Corps from 1917 to 1918. He served as a judge in Gunnison County, Colorado from 1932 to 1937, and became a freelance writer in 1938. While still at school, he began writing stories about the wild animals that lived around his family's farm. He went on to write books about aviation and the people, landscapes and animals of the American West, particularly horses. During his career, he worked as a script writer for Walt Disney Studios. In all, he authored over 100 books.
Publisher: Meredith Press
City: New York
Year: 1962
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 131 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in light brown cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages display rippling that is mostly mild. Only faint water markings are visible. Illustrated with in-text and full-page photographs.

Dust jacket has small tears at edges, faint staining and mild rippling to rear cover.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7266

$30

Book Details: Beautiful stamped bindings decorate these antique children's books, which include the fables of La Fontaine and popular novels of the mid- to late-Victorian era. Also included is "The Flag of Truce," an unattributed novel "By the Author of 'The Wide Wide World,'" i.e. Susan Warner.

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Condition / Notes: 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7267

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

- ELEMENTS ET PRATIQUE DE L'ARCHITECTURE NAVALE 1805 2001 by David Steel This is a new book.
- Elements et pratique de l'architecture navale, 1805 by David Steel, David Steel - Dated 2001 by Le Chasse-Maree/ArMen - First EditionGray-cloth clamshell folio folder contains full-sized reproduction of 38 folded plates, with English-language text on plates. Folder and plates are in excellent condition.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 7268

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

- Hilhaven Lodge: The Photo Booth Pictures by Brett Ratner - Dated 2003 by powerHouse Books - Signed EditionFirst printing with author's signed inscription
- Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film by Peter Biskind - Dated 2004 by Simon & Schuster - Signed EditionAuthor-signed first printing
- Micho Ito: The Dancer and His Dances by Helen Caldwell - Dated 1977 by University of California Press - Signed EditionAuthor-signed first printing.
- L. A. Confidential by James Ellroy - Dated 1990 by The Mysterious Press - First PrintingSeveral of last pages show faint rippling, mostly at upper and lower margins.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7269

$45

Details: This lot of New York state and Manhattan ephemera is a veritable treasure trove. Among its many items are political posters (the Keating one is signed on the back by contemporary office holders), stock certificates, including ones still attached in a book; 19th c. newspapers, legal documents, including mortgages, warrants, and bonds dating back to 1829, and a china souvenir dish showing the Geneseo Normal School. Other places mentioned include Binghamton, Watertown, Homer, the Roycroft workshop, Poughkeepsie, etc. etc.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $17.50
Lot 7270

$45

Title: Complete Works
Author: George Eliot - Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including "Adam Bede" (1859), "The Mill on the Floss" (1860), "Silas Marner" (1861), "Middlemarch" (1871-72), and "Daniel Deronda" (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.

She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years.

Her 1872 work, "Middlemarch," has been described as the greatest novel in the English language by Martin Amis and by Julian Barnes.
Publisher: Estes and Lauriat
City: Boston
Year: 1887
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 11 Complete: No
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: The Sterling Edition of George Eliot's Complete Works.
Condition / Notes: This handsome set is bound in dark blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. These tightly-volumes show light external wear and are in pleasing condition. Illustrated with full-page plates with tissue guards.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 7271

$40

Title: The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793-1812
Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan - Alfred Thayer Mahan was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century." His concept of "sea power" was based on the idea that countries with greater naval power will have greater worldwide impact; it was most famously presented in The "Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" (1890). The concept had an enormous influence in shaping the strategic thought of navies across the world, especially in the United States, Germany, Japan and Britain, ultimately causing a European naval arms race in the 1890s, which included the United States. His ideas still permeate the U.S. Navy Doctrine.

Several ships have been named USS Mahan, including the lead vessel of a class of destroyers.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1898
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in dark blue cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spines and gilt pictorial design representing warship on front covers. Books show light external wear. Front hinge of first volume is cracked. Second volume is tightly bound. Interiors are clean and bright. Illustrated with plates containing maps and diagrams.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7272

$20

Book Details: Colorful, large-format picture books dominate this lot of collectible vintage and antique children's books, although there is a generous amount of chapter books for older children, too. A Horatio Alger title is included, as well as "Jo's Boys" by Louis May Alcott.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 7273

$150

Details: This lot includes the group of antique post and greeting cards contained in the albums shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes holiday and birthday greetings, as well as some which are chromolithographs, or display other handsome design elements. Post cards real photo illustrations, offering portraits of couples, families, children, and in one instance, American soldiers posing before a tent. Other cards provide views of historic sites and landmarks (many in the state of New York). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Albums show considerable external wear. Leaves are often detaching. Cards are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 7274

$20

Title: A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Children
Author: John Buchanan - John Buchanan was professor of surgery and "institutes of medicine, and clinical lecturer on diseases of women and children in the Eclectic Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia."
Publisher: Self-published
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 104 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a very rare nineteenth-century medical guide.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with decorative gilt designs to front cover. Book shows external wear, with large dark stain to front cover and smaller stains to rear. Minor loss of material is visible at ends of spine. Binding is solid. Pages display sporadic light foxing and faint water markings to margins. Pages 29 and 30 have minor tear at fore edge.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7275

$140

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on French art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Patrick Raynaud" Sculpture" (Jacques Damase Editeur, 1989), signed by the artist, "Topor: Toxicologie. Dessins." (Diogenes Verlag, 1970), also signed by the artist, and Francois-Marc Gagnon's "Paul-Emile Borduas" (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1988) To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 7276

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique ledgers shown in the corresponding image(s). These contain school roll and property tax rolls for Slocum township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania between the years 1872 and 1903. These volumes contain handwritten entries with the names of taxables and owners, description of real estate, value and other relative information. The largest of these books contains "Teacher's Monthly Reports" for the Lower School in Slocum and provides the names of pupils, attendance, miscellaneous statistics, books used and other information.
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Condition / Notes: 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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 7277

$15

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on the work of Cluade Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Renoir: A Retrospective" (Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 1987) and a first printing of "Water Lilies" (Park Lane, 1991). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with 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.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 7278

$60

Title: The Book of Khalid
Author: Ameen Rihani - Ameen Rihani was a Lebanese Arab-American writer, intellectual and political activist. He was also a major figure in the mahjar literary movement developed by Arab emigrants in North America, and an early theorist of Arab nationalism. He became an American citizen in 1901.
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
City: New York
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/349 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce landmark publication in Arab-American literature, being the first English-languge novel by a Lebanese/Arab.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped rose-colored cloth, with white lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with darkened spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is cracked between blank preliminary pages. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with vignettes by the Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer Kahlil Gibran.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7279

$175

Title: Vite di tutti gl'imperadori romani, composte in lingua spagnuola da Pietro Messia, et da M. Lodovico Dolce Nnon Amente. Tradotte & ampliate. Alle quali da Girolamo Bardi Fiorentino sono state in questa sesta impressione aggiunte le Vite di Ferdinando Primo, & di Massimiliano Secondo, & di Ridolfo Secondo Imperadori. Con una copiosissima tavola di tutte le cose notabili, che si contengono in questo libro
Author: Pedro Mexia - Pedro Mexa (sometimes spelled Pedro Mejia in Spanish), was a Spanish Renaissance writer, humanist and historian.

He was born and died in Seville, where he lived for the majority of his life and for which there is always a special affection in his writings .

He studied humanities and law at Seville and Salamanca universities . He maintained correspondence with Erasmus of Rotterdam, Luis Vives and Juan Gines de Sepulveda . In 1548, he was appointed official chronicler of the court of Emperor Charles V.

His major work is "Silva de varia leccion" (A Miscellany of Several Lessons) (1540), which became an early best seller across Europe. It was reprinted 17 times in the sixteenth century and was translated into Italian (1542), French (1552) and English (1571). Within a century, Silva reached 31 editions in Spanish, and 75 in foreign languages. It is an encyclopedic miscellany or mixture of subjects of interest across the diverse repertoire of humanistic knowledge of the time. The work takes material from the "Attic Nights" by Aulus Gellius, the "Banquet of the Sophists" by Ateneo, the "Saturnalia" of Macrobius, the "Memorable deeds and Sayings" of Valerius Maximus, the "Inventor of all things" by Polidoro Virgilio, the "Moralia" and "Parallel Lives" of Plutarch and, above all, the "Natural History" of Pliny the Elder. It also contains work by Erasmus of Rotterdam . Traces of this miscellany can be found in works by Mateo Aleman, Miguel de Cervantes, Shakespeare and Montaigne, to mention only a few of the authors he influenced.

Other major works by Mexia are "Historia imperial y cesarea" (1545), "Historia del Emperador Carlos V" (unfinished and unpublished) and "Coloquios y dialogos" (1547).
Publisher: uncredited
City: Venice
Year: 1583
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 547 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in marbled paper-covered boards and vellum backstrip with gilt-lettered label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and light soiling to spine. Minor loss of material occurs at outside corners. Name has been written on top edge of text block. Small paper library labels are visible on spine. No other institutional markings are apparent. Binding is tight. Pages show scattered foxing throughout. Illustrated with title page vignette and pictorial designs to initial letters of preliminary texts and chapters.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7280

$15

Book Details: This of children's books features both recent and vintage classics. On the newer side is a Babar book and a large-format, four-volume boxed set by Richard Scarry; and on the tried-and-true side is "The Boxcar Children" (Gertrude Chandler Warner), tales by Rudyard Kipling, "The Story of a Bad Boy" (Thomas Bailey Aldrich), and one of Albert Bigelow Paine's "Hollow Tree Stories."

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 7281

$25

Details: This amusing, vintage ephemera lot consists of a dozen underground comic books, 1970s-era Las Vegas advertising and show programs, and a new linen souvenir tea towel from the Soviet Union.

Two of the comic books date from 1973: "Armageddon 3" and "Middle Class Fantasies." The others (all but one #1 issues) date from the 1980s: "Ravens & Rainbows," "Ms. Mystic," "Grendel," "Pathways to Fantasy," "Sybil Danning is Black Diamond," and "Prime Slime Tales."

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Condition / Notes: All of this material is in excellent, new or like-new, condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7282

$100

Details: This lot of vintage and antique ephemera contains railroad materials, medical and health items, a Schenectady boxing program, old farm equipment manuals (McCormick, International Harvester), and magazines dating from the the 1900s up into the 1960s.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections.



For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 7283

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books in fancy leather bindings shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this collection are from the Legal Classics Library. Titles are "The Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts," "The Common Law & Other Writings" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and "De Laudibu Legum Angliae: A Treatise in Commendation of the Laws of England" by Sir John Fortescue.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7284

$25

Title: The Race for the Emperor's Cup
Author: Paul Eve Stevenson
Publisher: The Rudder Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1907
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 211 pages plus 12 plates
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: History of the 1905 transatlantic cup race (suggested by the German emperor Wilhelm II), providing a short history of each boat, with summary of the race, as well as position and daily runs.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial designs on covers offer images of sailing ships. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Wilhelm II, double-page map and plates.

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Lot 7285

$40

Title: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gentn.
Author: Washington Irving - Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." in 1819. He continued to publish regularly-and almost always successfully-throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Francis Jeffrey, and Charles Dickens. As America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession, and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement.
Publisher: George P. Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1850
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 465 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.," commonly referred to as "The Sketch Book," is a collection of 34 essays and short stories written by American author Washington Irving. It was published serially throughout 1819 and 1820. The collection includes two of Irving's best-known stories, attributed to the fictional Dutch historian Diedrich Knickerbocker, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle." It also marks Irving's first use of the pseudonym "Geoffrey Crayon," which he would continue to employ throughout his literary career.

"The Sketch Book," along with James Fenimore Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales" (1823-1841), was the first widely read work of American literature in Britain and Europe. It also helped advance the reputation of American writers with an international audience.
Condition / Notes: This is the author's revised edition, with a foreword by the author detailing his friendship with Sir Walter Scott and his aid in curtailing un-authorized publication in Europe of stories from the Sketch Book.

Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornamental design to spine. Decorative designs are also visible on covers. Book shows light external wear, with narrow cracking along front spine edge and small scuff marks to binding. Front hinge is cracked. Front flyleaf displays markings. Blank preliminary pages are lightly foxed. Scattered spotting and smudging can be seen on a small number of pages of text. Illustrated with frontispiece, illustrated half title page, portrait of the author and full-page plates.

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Lot 7286

$15

Book Details: Five souvenir books of Britain produced during the late Victorian era comprise this lot. Filled with large black and white photographs, four of them run about 16 pages, but the largest, "West of England Pictorial Guide," runs to 188 pages. The other areas covered are Devonshire, Cornwall and the Scilly Isles, Plymouth, and Belfast and County Down in Ireland. The albums are interspersed throughout with period advertising pages.

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Condition / Notes: The "West of England" book has a soft cover that feels like oilcloth. The other volumes have stamped and gilded cardboard covers. All show wear around the edges and some damage to the spines, but are still intact.

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Lot 7287

$120

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Rufino Tamayo" (Ediciones Poligrafa, 1982), with texts by Octavio Paz and Jacques Lassaigne, Jean Cau's "Fernando Botero: Bullfight" (Archer Fields, 1990), and "El mundo de Jose Luis Cuevas" (Tudor Publishing Company, 1969), with bilingual text in Spanish and English by Carlos Fuentes.

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Condition / Notes: As with 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.

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