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Lot 8001

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage children's titles:

- Winkle, Twinkle and Lollypop by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Norman Jacobsen - Dated 1918 by P. F. Volland Company - This volume features brightly-colored illustrations throughout.
- The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley - Dated 1900 by A. Wessels Co. - This volume features illustrations by G. Wright.
- Twinkie Town Tales by Carlyle Emery - Dated 1932 by Whitman Publishing, Co. - This volume features illustrations by Arthur Henderson. The spine cover of this volume is no longer present, and the front board has started to separate from the text block.
- Pat and Penny by Sheena Morey - Dated 1946 by Wilcox and Follett Co. - This volume features brightly-colored illustrations by Martha Scott.
- Rusty and Al by Susan Olcott - Dated 1945 by Diamondy Publishing Company - This volume features the character of Rusty, Paramount Pictures' star of George Pal's Puppetoons, with illustrations by Laszlo Fodor.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

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 8002

$325
Title: An Institution of General History, or the History of the World Being a Complete Body Thereof
Author: William Howel, LL. D.
Publisher: Henry Herringman, Thomas Bassett, William Crook, William Cademan
Printing Year: 1680

Condition/Details: Professionally restored leather-covered boards with three quarter leather rebacking, this handsome volume features gilt lettering and raised spine bands. Research indicates that this extremely rare volume has only been to market twice in the past decade. This antique volume is a scarce description of "...the beginning of the world till the Monarchy of Constantine the Great...wherein are described the several empires and the contemporaries with them, all distinctly and by themselves, and yet linked together by synchronisms...as also, the forms and models of governments, with the power and nature of their respective magistrates, customs, laws, and antiquities." The text covers a number of empires including Babylonian, Persian, Macedonian and the Roman empires of Vespasian, Augustus, Tiberius, Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Antonius, among others. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges and surfaces of the boards. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. In addition to the leather and re-stitching, the volume contains newer endpapers featuring rolled rag paper, and a re-stitched text block. A panel from the original title page has been professionally excised and affixed to a flyleaf, to serve as the rebound full-title page. The book measures approximately 10" x 15" and contains 960 pages, plus additional tables.

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 8003

$80
Title: Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back
Author: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: Harper and Row
Printing Year: 1963

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow cloth-covered boards, featuring an illustrated front board, this vintage volume is a stated first edition. Complete with its very scarce dust jacket, the work features illustrations by Silverstein. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket is in a removable, protective mylar cover. The jacket is in very good condition, displaying minor wear with some evidence of rubbing, and very slight age toning near the spine. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 9 1/4" and is unpaginated.

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 8004

$150
Title: Gillette's Map of Monroe County New York
Draughtsman/Cartographer/Surveyor: P. J. Browne
Publisher: John E. Gillette
Printing Year: 1858
Dimensions: 60" x 58 1/2"

Condition/Details: This original antique New York wall map is mounted on a cloth backing, and includes an original wooden dowel. The map features cities in Monroe County, including Rochester, Scottsville, Charlotte and Brockport, and contains original illustrations. The map shows well, with some age/wear indications, including toning to the paper, moisture markings, creasing and cracking, with some small portions of the map lacking.

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 8005

$1100
This lot includes the group of Roycrofter ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material comes from the estate of John G. MacNaughton, who was married to the daughter (Ruth Beebe MacNaughton) of Charles Thomas Beebe. Mr. Beebe worked for the Roycroft Shop in East Aurora, New York, from approximately 1905 to circa 1928. Among other possible duties at the famous shops, Mr. Beebe designed some of the unique trademark stampings for book bindings and probably worked as a bookbinder and finisher as well.

Many of the items in the collection are one of a kind designs, from doodles to drafts to blind stamped proofs. There are also a number of stamped book covers and rubbings of book covers as examples of what is presumed to be Mr. Beebe’s work. Many items are signed and/or dated, giving a comprehensive overview of his prominent career as a Roycrofter.

Information derived from the collection suggests that Charles T. Beebe lived on Grove Street in East Aurora, throughout his employment for Elbert Hubbard, author and founder of the Roycroft Shops.

Elbert Hubbard founded the Roycroft community in 1895 in the village of East Aurora, Erie County, New York, near Buffalo. The work and philosophy of the group, often referred to as the Roycroft movement, had a strong influence on the development of American architecture and design in the early 20th century. Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an eccentric American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. He was an influential exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement who produced not only fine books but furniture in this aesthetic, and was a prolific writer himself; he is perhaps most famous for his essay A Message to Garcia.

This lot includes a large number of original color and pencil drawings on art and trace paper by Charles Beebe. This antique, hand-drawn items provide insight into Beebe's role as a Roycrofter bookbinder. This unique collection features a number of items pertaining directly to Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters. This lot also features numerous items related to bookbinding, including rubbings of spines and boards. Also included are copies of photos and illustrations that appeared in a number of Roycroft publications, many of which appeared in volumes written by Elbert Hubbard. There are many photographs, including some of Hubbard himself, included in this lot.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and 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: $11.50
Lot 8006

$60
Title: The Life of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and the Lives of the Apostles and Evangelists
Author: Rev. John Fleetwood
Publisher: Blackie and Son
Printing Year: 1871

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in large leather-covered boards with gilt embossing and a black embossed design on the front and rear boards, this volume is a devotional meditation on the life of Jesus and his apostles. This work was first published in London in 1768; the first U.S. edition was in 1800. This work includes many engravings within the text and a number of full-page steel plate engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing along the board and spine edges. The front board is detached from the text block, remaining bound to the spine cover. The text block is well bound with age toned pages and marbled page edges, with hand-marbled endpapers. The book measures approximately 10" x 12" and contains 764 pages.

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 8007

$1100
Title: American Scenery; or, Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature
Author: Nathaniel Parker Willis
Publisher: George Virtue
Printing Year: 1840
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Condition/Details: "William Henry Bartlett (1809 – 1854) was a British artist, best known for his numerous steel engravings. In 1835, Bartlett first visited the United States in order to draw the buildings, towns and scenery of the northeastern states. The finely detailed steel engravings Bartlett produced were published...with a text by Nathaniel Parker Willis as American Scenery; or Land, Lake, and River: Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. American Scenery was published by George Virtue in London in 30 monthly installments from 1837 to 1839. Bound editions of the work were published from 1840 onward."

(Courtesy of Wikipedia.) Bound in one-quarter red leather with red morocco cloth-covered boards, and decorative spines featuring bright gilt lettering and designs, with five raised bands, this antique set is a scarce collection of hand-colored plates from drawings by W. H. Bartlett, with engravings by R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willimore, Brandard, Adlard and Richardson, among others. The work features an engraved portrait, two engraved titles and two letterpress titles, along with a map & 117 plates after William Henry Bartlett, with all but the map hand-colored (the map features a colored outline). The volumes show mild external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards, and with rubbing to the spine. The top 1.5" of the spine cover of volume one has started to separate from the boards, and 1/4" of the lower portion of the spine cover is detached and no longer present. The spine of volume two is lacking 1/8" from its lower section.

These volumes correspond with bibliographical reference Sabin 3784. Sabin States: "First issued in thirty parts. Some proof copies of the plates were printed in folio without letter-press. This work has been frequently reprinted, without date. The intelligent buyer will get the first edition. It was also issued, with the letter-press, in French and in German." The volume are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages which display light foxing. The incredible hand-colored plates remain bright in this beautiful set describing travels around America and highlighting the artistry of Bartlett. The books measure approximately 8 3/4" x 11".

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: $9.50
Lot 8008

$55
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

Artist: Adriaen van Ostade
Medium: Engravings
Dimensions: Unframed measures 3 1/2" by 4" and 2 1/2" by 3"

Details/Condition: The two small original engravings in this lot feature tavern scenes by renowned artist Adriaen van Ostade (baptized as Adriaen Hendricx December 10, 1610 – buried May 2, 1685). Van Ostade was a Dutch genre painter, the contemporary of David Teniers the Younger and Adriaen Brouwer. Like them, he spent his life in delineation of the homeliest subjects: tavern scenes, village fairs and country quarters (biography courtesy of Wikipedia). The two engravings included in this lot are signed in the plate "A. Ostade." The pieces show light external age/wear, with some age toning to the paper.

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 8009

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

- Uncle Wiggily's Visit to the Farm by Howard R. Garis - Dated 1924 by Charles E. Graham & Co. - This volume features illustrations by Lang Campbell.
- Uncle Wiggily's Woodland Games by Howard R. Garis - Dated 1922 by Charles E. Graham & Co. - This volume features illustrations by Lang Campbell.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

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 8010

$40
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Charles G. Greul
Medium: Silk Screen on Rice Paper
Year: undated
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 22" by 34"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a black silk screen on rice paper by renowned artist Charles G. Greul. This piece is on scrolls. Greul (born 1923) is a Canadian printmaker who produced images in the Northwest Coast First Nations art style. His most popular work was a series of black ink silk screened images on rice paper. These images were also available in a series of postcard booklets.
Greul was not a native himself and adopted the artistic style that he used from the First Nations artists from British Columbia in the Pacific northwest. Some critics have labeled his artwork as “inaccurate representations” of Northwest Coast designs. The different First Nations groups had their own design styles (forms, color schemes etc.) and Greul’s designs are not a match to any of these styles. Greul’s lack of authenticity as a First Nations artist by birth and style has contributed to a somewhat negative view of his work by some members of the art community.
Historically, the first use of silk screening by a Northwest Coast native artist occurred in 1949. Ellen Neel, a Kwakwaka'wakw artist, had her designs screened onto cloth scarves that rapidly became commercially successful. Soon thereafter, Greul began to market his silk screen designs on rice paper. His designs sold well and were mass distributed through the Hudson's Bay Company retail stores in the 1950s. He was one of the first artists to see commercial success with the West-coast art style and can be credited with spurring many native artists to pursue the commercial aspect of their art. It was in part in reaction to Gruel's works that some native artists decided to begin producing silk screened works of their own, hoping to create a better understanding and appreciation of traditional Northwest Coast design. (biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows light external age/wear, with some creasing to the delicate rice paper.

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 8011

$45
Title: The Cricket on the Hearth
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Bradbury and Evans
Printing Year: 1846

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth-covered boards with decorative bright gilt embossing across its front board and along its spine, this volume is Dickens' third, in a series of five, Christmas stories. The work is illustrated with engravings by Thompson, Dalziel, Williams, Swain and Groves, with the artists Maclise, Doyle, Stanfield, Leech and Landseer. This volume contains the following internal flaws (as referenced by Smith): page 10, line 7, "your's"; page 82, line 11, single quote only before "Halloa" ; page 98, 3 lines from the bottom, "faultered"; page 121, line 12, "controul"; page 133, line 3, "stedfast"; page 105, line 3, "i" in "in" large and bold; pages 110-113 battered "1"; page 119, line 9, "her's"; page 121, last "1" in page number battered; page 167, battered last "l" in "comfortable"; page 172, lines 9 and 12, close spacing of words. The rear advertisement states: "NEW EDITION OF OLIVER TWIST," and features three lines of italic text. The volume shows external age/wear, and is bound with lightly age-toned pages. The rear board is missing and the front board is detached but present. The spine displays evidence of chipping. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4" and contains 174 pages (plus two pages of advertisements and rear flyleaf).

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 8012

$35
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are in paper wrappers, with brightly colored pictures. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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: $6.50
Lot 8013

$70
Title: The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Author: Reverend Thomas Stackhouse
Publisher: Daniel Carpenter (Sugar Island, Newry)
Printing Year: c.1760

Condition/Details: Re-bound in one-quarter leather, with brown cloth-covered boards, a marbled-edge text block, and a decorative spine featuring raised bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume on the life of Jesus Christ was authored by Reverend Thomas Stackhouse, late Vicar of Beenham in Berkshire, and author of the History of the Bible. The work was printed by Daniel Carpenter, of Sugar Island, Newry. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the edges and corners of the boards, and is solidly bound with age-tone pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 397 pages.

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 8014

$80
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: unknown, after Rembrandt
Medium: Engraving
Year: c1800
Dimensions: Unframed, in matting, with inside measurements of 8 1/2" by 6 1/2" and outside measurements of 14" by 11"

Details/Condition: This original piece features Jesus Christ preaching to followers, in the style of Rembrandt. The work shows light external age/wear, with some age toning to the paper.

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 8015

$200
Title: Get-A-Way and Háry János
Author: Maud and Miska Petersham
Publisher: The Viking Press
Printing Year: 1933

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards, with brightly-colored illustrations on the front and rear boards, this antique volume is a first edition, complete with dust jacket. The work is illustrated with 16 full-page color lithographs, and many in black and white. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket is in a removable mylar cover and displays light wear with two small tears measuring approximately 1/2" in size, one near the upper left corner of the front cover of the dust jacket, and one near the lower right corner of the rear cover of the dust jacket. The book measures approximately 9 1/4" x 11 1/4" and is unpaginated.

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 8016

$60
This lot includes the group of oversized foreign language art books shown in the corresponding image(s). The pages are loose in each of the four portfolios. This lot includes:
- A decorative French work La Peinture Francaise Les Primitifs by Jean Guiffrey and Pierre Marcel. This volume contains 21 numbered pages of text, followed by pages numbered I through LX of plates portraying various artwork. The volume has been rebacked, and is lacking the original ties, with remnants on three edges of the boards.
- A collection of color plates in a portfolio labeled by hand as The Pearl. The plates portray various pieces of jewelry. This volume is lacking several plates. The portfolio for this volume has been rebacked.
- A German work, Neue Monogramme, Einzelne und Verschlungene Zierbuchstaben, Mit und Ohne Umrahmungen, fur Den Kunstgewerblichen Gebrauch. According to the title page, this volume contains 20 pages of plates. The portfolio for this volume has been rebacked in library style binding.
- A portfolio of "specimen interiors" containing gorgeous images from various architectural styles, including Italian Renaissance, the Renaissance in Spain, Old Hollandish, the Italian Irredenta and Old Belgium-Flemish, according to the title page. This ex-library volume has been rebacked and contains stickers and stamps common to a library.
Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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 8017

$130
This lot includes the group of signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). All of the volumes in this lot have been signed by their respective author. Authors represented in this lot include Randy Wayne White, John Le Carré, James Crumley, Joe R. Lansdale, Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. Some of the volumes in this lot are first editions, and all volumes are complete with dust jackets. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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: $10.50
Lot 8018

$55
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature a variety of tales and stories about animals and children, among other themes. These volumes feature many illustrations, some of which are in color. These volumes also feature brightly colored front and rear boards. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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: $12.50
Lot 8019

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

- Lectures on the History of the Jewish Church by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, D.D. - Dated 1880 by John Murray - This three-volume set features maps and plans, some of which fold out. The front board of volume one has started to separate from the text block along its hinge, and its first two front flyleaves are detached but present. The front board and spine cover of volume two has separated from the text block. The rear board and spine cover of volume three have separated from the text block.
- The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion by Victor Marsden - Undated by Christian Nationalist Crusade - This volume bears an original inscription and signature by an unknown person on the inside of the front cover.
- The Wars of the Jews, of, the History of the Destruction of Jerusalem by Flavius Josephus - Dated 1825 by C. and J. Rivington - This is volume two of a two-volume set.
- Lectures on the Four Last Books of the Pentateuch; Designed to Show the Divine Origin of the Jewish Religion by Rev. Richard Graves, D.D. M.R.I.A. - Dated 1839 by William Curry, Jun. and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

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 8020

$110
Title: Message From the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the First Session the Thirty-Third Congress
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: Rober Armstrong (Washington)
Printing Year: 1853

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the front board and spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of maps to accompany the message from the President. This volume, Part IV of Ex. Doc. No. 1, is dated December 6, 1853, and is labeled as "Maps and Other Illustrations Belonging to Reports Accompanying the Message." The work features numerous illustrations and maps, many of which fold out. Maps include: Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Louisiana, Arkansas and Florida, among others. Illustrations include plans for harbors, piers, and illustrations accompanying a report from a commander's visit to Africa. The volume shows external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards and spine. Both boards have started to separate from the text block along their hinges. The surfaces of the boards and spine show evidence of sunning, with a small hole in the cloth of the rear board. The text block itself remains tightly bound. The pages display light to occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 3/4" and is unpaginated.

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 8021

$55
Title: An Excursion to The Mammoth Cave, and the Barrens of Kentucky, with Some Notices of the Early Settlement of the State
Author: Rev. R. Davidson
Publisher: Thomas, Cowperthwait, and Co.
Printing Year: 1840

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth-covered boards with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a very scarce work originally read before the Society of Adelphi of Transylvania University on January 16, 1840. The volume shows external age/wear with evidence of rubbing to the edges and corners of the boards. The front endpapers and first flyleaf bear some writing in pencil and ink. The leaves displays light to occasional foxing throughout. The rear endpapers display signs of exposure to moisture. The first signature of the book is loose, while the other signatures remain tightly bound. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" and contains 148 pages.

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 8022

$55
This lot includes the group of children's books in paper wrappers shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot were published by a variety of publishers, including Childrens Press, Inc., Western Publishing, Raduga Publishers, Best Books, Samuel Gabriel & Sons, Saalfield Publishing Co., and Charles E. Graham, among other publishers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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: $6.50
Lot 8023

$45
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot feature illustrations on their front boards, some of which are in color. The volumes feature many illustrations depicting animals, children, and a variety of other subjects. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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: $9.50
Lot 8024

$20
This lot includes the group of seven pieces of signed artwork shown in the corresponding images. These pieces are lithograph prints, pencil signed outside the plates. The artist's name is R. Ziegler and the pieces bear German captions in pencil which reference names such as Alice, Wolfgang and Dorothee. The subject matters include tableaus of animated human forms, battle scenes and what appears to be a fallen soldier. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction or call our gallery. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.

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 8025

$25
This lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes five volumes of Kathie's Stories, scientific titles on nitrous oxide and entomology, a catalog from Samuel Sloan & Co. and a volume of The Scottish Chiefs, with illustrations by NC Wyeth. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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: $12.50
Lot 8026

$50
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books feature a variety of fairy tales and stories about animals and children, among other themes. These volumes feature many illustrations, most of which are in color. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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: $10.50
Lot 8027

$200
Title: The Photographic History of The Civil War
Editor-In-Chief: Francis Trevelyan Miller
Publisher: The Review of Reviews Co.
Printing Year: 1911
Number of Volumes: Complete 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards with bright gilt lettering stamped along the spine and gilt to the top edge of the text block, this antique set is a decorative visualization of the Civil War, illustrated with "...thousands of scenes photographed, 1861-65, with text by many special authorities." The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11".

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Lot 8028

$40
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: unknown
Medium: Engraving
Year: c1778
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 6" by 12"

Details/Condition: This piece features an original engraving of "The Tarantula," engraved for Middleton's Complete System of Geography. The engraving features a tarantula at the top, above people playing instruments and dancing. Written underneath the dancers is "The Tarantula, With the method of curing those stung by it, which is effected by Music and Dance." The engraving is tipped on a larger, more modern piece of paper. During ancient times in the area around the Greek colony of Taranto in southern Italy, a type of poisonous spider was so prevalent that it took the name Lycosa tarantula. Its venom caused a hysterical condition known as Tarantism, the symptoms of which were an irresistible need for a wild and rapid whirling motion bringing the victim to the point of exhaustion, also known as Tarantulism. For long time, the local population believed that the only way to suppress the symptoms and to cure the bite was by using a very rhythmic and fast music. The music played for the cure became known as Tarantella. The older documents mentioning the relationship between musical exorcism for the Tarantella are dated around 1100. The tradition is still very present in the area, and is known as "Neo-Tarantism.” (history courtesy of Wikipedia)

This engraving shows well, with some age toning to the paper, some light spotting and a small tear along the bottom edge.

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Lot 8029

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Fitchburg in the War of the Rebellion by Henry A. Willis - Dated 1866 by Stephen Shepley
- Letters and Documents Relating to Slavery in Massachusetts by Charles Deane - Dated 1877 by John Wilson and Son
- A History of Massachusetts in the Civil War by William Schouler - Dated 1868 by E. P. Dutton and Company - This is a two-volume set. Volume one has three detached, but present, signatures.
- Massachusetts in the War 1861-1865 by James L. Bowen - Dated 1889 by Clark W. Bryan and Co. - This antique volume is illustrated with many portraits. The front board of this volume has detached from the text block, but remains attached to the spine cover. The text block has separated between pages 672 and 673.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes come from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

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Lot 8030

$100
Title: The Jungle
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1906 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright embossed white lettering and pictorial design with a heavy industrial theme, this antique volume is a scarce early printing of this novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Upton Sinclair (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968). Sinclair wrote this novel to highlight the plight of the working class and to remove from obscurity the corruption of the American meatpacking industry during the early-20th century. The novel depicts in harsh tones the poverty, absence of social programs, unpleasant living and working conditions, and hopelessness prevalent among the working class, which is contrasted with the deeply-rooted corruption on the part of those in power. Sinclair's observations of the state of turn-of-the-century labor were placed front and center for the American public to see, suggesting that something needed to be changed to get rid of American "wage slavery." The novel is also an important example of the "muckraking" tradition begun by journalists such as Jacob Riis.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Clipping from "The Publishers' Weekly" containing a reproduction of Upton Sinclair letter relating to the first printing of this book is tipped in at front of volume. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8" and contains 413 pages.

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Lot 8031

$60
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and moderns books on the Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 8032

$350
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books in this lot feature brightly-colored illustrations on their boards. The illustrations depict a variety of subjects including animals, nature and children. Some titles include: Only For Very Good Children, Puppy's House, Childhood and Ponyhood Blended and Little Folks' Prize Pictures and Stories for Merry and Wise, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 8033

$45
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The volumes in this lot feature brightly-colored front boards with illustrations of animals, children, and a variety of other subjects. Some titles include: Forgetful Bear, When Grandma Was a Little Girl, When the Beezles Got the Measles, and Flat Stanley, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 8034

$40
Title: The Best American Short Stories
Editors: Stephen King with Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 2007

Condition/Details: Bound in blue and gold wrappers, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of this collection of titles selected and introduced by best-selling author Stephen King. The Best American Series is an annually-published collection of books, published by Houghton Mifflin, each of which features a different genre or theme. Each book includes works published in North America during the previous year, selected by a guest editor who is an established writer within the given field. In this particular collection the stories "examine the turning points in the life when we, as children or parents, lovers or friends or colleagues, must break certain rules in order to remain true to ourselves." King's signature appears on the half-title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 428 pages.

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Lot 8035

$140
Title: The History of the Royal Company of Archers: The Queen's Body-Guard for Scotland
Author: James Balfour Paul
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
Printing Year: 1875

Condition/Details: Bound in full green leather with bright gilt embossing on the front and rear boards, along the spine, with raised spine bands, and with full gilt to the edge of the text block, this handsome antique volume is a scarce presentation copy. The presentation inscription appears on the title page, and is addressed to an officer of the Royal Body Guard, and is presented by the Royal Company of Archers. The work is illustrated with six brightly colored chromolithographed plates and six autotypes. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 393 pages, plus additional reports.

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Lot 8036

$80
Title: Everyman
Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 2006

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the spine, and complete with dust jacket, this first edition bears an original signature of author Philip Roth on the title page. From the dust jacket: "Philip Roth's new novel is a candidly intimate yet universal story of loss, regret, and stoicism. The best-selling author of The Plot Against America now turns his attention from 'one family's harrowing encounter with history' (New York Times) to one man's lifelong skirmish with mortality." The volume shows very little external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 182 pages.

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Lot 8037

$200
Titles: The Army in the Civil War, The Navy in the Civil War
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1885
Number of Volumes: Complete 16 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth-covered boards, this decorative set features bright gilt embossing across its boards and along the spines, and a gilt edge to the top of the text block. This antique set contains an expansive history of the roles of the Army and the Navy in the Civil War. A variety of authors contributed to this series, including: John G. Nicolay, Francis Winthrop Palfrey, Abner Doubleday, George E. Pond, Andrew A. Humphreys, James Soley and A. T. Mahan. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits in each volume. The volumes also feature illustrations throughout, including maps, some of which fold out. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4".

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Lot 8038

$45
Title: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, In the Original Greek with Notes and Introductions
Author: Chr. Wordsworth, D. D.
Publisher: Rivingtons
Printing Year: 1862-1867
Number of Volumes: Complete four-volume set

Notes: Bound in cloth with gilt embossing on the spine, this antique set is a scarce collection on the New Testament in Greek with notes and an introduction in English by Bishop Christopher Wordsworth. The fourth volume of this set includes a notice and two title pages for individuals wishing to bind the four volumes into two volumes. The volumes of this set come from various editions of this work, and were printed in different years. The volumes are as follows:
- Four Gospels - Dated 1863
- The Acts of the Apostles - Dated 1867
- St. Paul's Epistles - Dated 1863
- The General Epistles, Book of Revelation and Indexes - Dated 1862

The volumes show some external age/wear, with wear to the boards and spines, including some cracking and separation along the spine covers. The front board and first few pages of the first volume are detached and the volume is lacking its spine cover. The text blacks are well bound with age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11.5".

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