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Lot 2001

$100

Title: The Horse together with a General History of the Horse; a Dissertation on the American Trotting Horse, How Trained and Jockeyed, an Account of His Remarkable Performances; and an Essay on the Ass and the Mule
Author: J. S. Skinner, William Youatt - William Youatt was an English veterinary surgeon.

Youatt was the son of a surgeon residing at Exeter. He was educated for the nonconformist ministry. In 1810 he left Devonshire, and undertook ministerial and scholastic duties in London. At some uncertain date, in 1812 or 1813, he joined Delabere Pritchett Blaine (17681848) in conducting a veterinary infirmary in Wells Street, Oxford Street. This partnership continued for a little more than twelve years, when the business passed into Youatt's hands.

In 1828 Youatt began to deliver a series of lectures and demonstrations to veterinary students at his private residence and infirmary in Nassau Street. These were independent of, and to some extent designed to supplement, the teaching of the London Veterinary College. From the end of 1830 these lectures were delivered at University College London. In 1835 they were abandoned, but instead Youatt continued for four years to print a monthly series of written lectures in the Veterinarian, a professional monthly which he had started in 1828. In this venture he was soon joined by William Percivall, veterinary surgeon to the 1st life guards. This journal, which was still in existence in 1900, was kept alive in the early years only by Youatt's dogged perseverance, at a time when even his co-editor, Percivall, wished to abandon the venture.

In 1838 the Royal Agricultural Society of England had been founded under the title of the English Agricultural Society. Youatt was one of the original members, and was placed on the committee of management. Here he obtained the appointment of a veterinary committee, of which he was appointed chairman, and attempted with considerable success to draw closer the connection between the Society and the Royal Veterinary College.

Owing partly to his extensive literary work, partly to attacks of gout, Youatt's practice had devolved more and more on his assistant, Ainsley, on whose death in 1844 the establishment in Nassau Street was broken up. Youatt, though now standing at the head of his profession, was not a registered member of it; he objected to the constitution of the examining body of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, which consisted chiefly of physicians and surgeons. When, however, in 1844, this body was remodelled, and composed chiefly of veterinarians, Youatt, being then nearly seventy years old, presented himself for examination. The difficulty occasioned by his refusal to answer a professional question rather impertinently put to him was overruled by the chairman, who handed him his diploma on the spot.

Youatt died suddenly on 5 February 1847 in his seventy-first year, and was buried in the churchyard of Old St. Pancras. He had four daughters, but no sons.



Publisher: Porter & Coates
City: Philadelphia
Year: c. 1843
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 448 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is "a new edition" of this work, with additional American horse history by J. S. Skinner and "numerous illustrations." The volume is bound in decorative brown cloth showing a stamped gilt illustration of a mother horse and a foal on the front cover. There is light to moderate external spotting and wear. There is some internal strain to the hinges. The text block is solid. The tissue-guarded frontispiece depicts thorough-bred brood mares.
Lot 2002

$500
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Elements and Practice of Rigging, Seamanship, and Naval Tactics. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings. In Four Volumes: Accompanied by a Separate Volume of Large and Accurate Delineations of Masts, Yards, &c. Containing in Vol. I. -- The Art of Making Masts, Yards, Gaffs, Books, Blocks, and Oars. Vol. II. -- The Art of Sailmaking. Vol. II. -- The Art of Rigging. Vol. IV. -- The Theory and Practice of Seamanship and Naval Tactics by David Steel - Dated 1800/1807 by Printed, for David Steel, at the Navigation-Warehouse - Other - see description Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes This is a scarce complete set of this work. The first three volumes are dated 1800 and the final volume is a second edition, dated 1807. The title of the latter varies from that given on the title page of the 1800 edition, now being "Seamanship; Both in Theory and Practice."

The first three volumes have been rebound in quarter maroon leather and marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners. The spines have gilt lettering. The front and rear covers have gilt borders. The books show external wear, with rubbing to the covers. The second volume has particularly heavy rubbing with significant loss of material. The bindings are firm, with a cracked front hinge on the fourth volume. The volumes have marbled endpapers. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. The final 27 pages of the third volume, corresponding to the section entitled "Dimensions of the Standing and Running Rigging of Merchant Shipping; With the Species, Size, and Number, of Blocks, Hearts, Dead-Eyes, &c. have tiny to very small wormholes to the fore edge, marginally affecting the statistical tables therein presented. This work contains frontispieces, numerous tables, textual illustrations and a number of well-preserved fold-out plates.

The fourth volume has been rebacked, with bright stamped gilt lettering to new leather. The old leather boards show rubbing and have repair at the outside corners. The binding is cracked at the title page. The pages exhibit occasional foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece and fold-out plates.

These volumes are preserved in a portfolio case of blue paper-covered boards with reinforced hinges.
- A System of Naval Tactics; Combining the Established Theory with General Practice, and Particularly with the Present Practice of the British Navy. Illustrated by Colored Figues, Distinguishing the Different Columns or Squadrons in Every Evolution by David Steel - Dated 1797 by Printed for David Steel, at his Navigation Warehouse - First EditionThis work is bound together with "The Elements and Practice of Rigging Seamanship, and Naval Tactics."

The pages display occasional light foxing. This work contains a frontispiece with allegory showing Britannia in the foreground and sinking ships on fire in the background. There are numerous hand-colored textual illustrations.
Lot 2003

$90

Title: Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers.
Author: William H. Emory - William Hemsley Emory (September 7, 1811 December 1, 1887) was a United States Army officer and surveyor of Texas. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Printers
City: Washington
Year: 1848
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 416 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This is Senate Executive Document No. 7, 30th Congress, 1st Session, 1848.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition, first printing of this work. The antique volume is bound in brown cloth covers with the original printed paper label on the spine. There is light age/wear to the exterior, heaviest at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. The pages show moderate age toning and intermittent foxing. The work is profusely illustrated with 43 lithographed plates, depicting views, Native Americans, and natural history by Edward Weber, many after drawings by John Mix Stanley. The large fold-out map is lacking. There are also 14 botanical images by Endicott (and two others), and 3 (of 4) full-page maps.
Lot 2004

$140

Title: The Wars in England, Scotland and Ireland. Or an Impartial Account of All the Battels, Sieges, and Other Remarkable Transactions, Revolutions and Accidents, Which Have Happened from the Beginning of the Reign of King Charles I, in 1625, to His Majesties Happy Restauration, 1660. Illustrated with Pictures of Some Considerable Matters Curiously Ingraven on Copper Plates
Author: Nathaniel Crouch (Richard Burton) - Nathaniel Crouch was a publisher and author, writing under pseudonyms or initials.
Publisher: Printed for Nat. Crouch
City: London
Year: 1683
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 231 pages plus 3 pages of advertisements
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Book Details: This is an account of the reign of Charles I and the English Civil War up to the Restoration.
Condition / Notes: This is a stated fourth edition, "very much enlarged."

This antique volume is bound in full leather. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. The binding is sound. The text block has marbled edges. The armorial bookplate of I. G. Schorsch is attached to the front pastedown, with the antique armorial bookplate of Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale is affixed (upside down) to the rear pastedown. Annotations in ink can be seen on the front flyleaf. The pages exhibit light foxing and insect damage, with a small hole appearing around page 100 and extending through the end of the text, growing to obscure the inside edge of the first two lines of text around page 180. This work is illustrated with three engraved plates, including a frontispiece depicting meetings of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
Lot 2005

$375

Title: Tropic of Cancer
Author: Henry Miller - Henry Valentine Miller was an American writer and painter. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are "Tropic of Cancer" (1934), "Black Spring" (1936), and "Tropic of Capricorn" (1939). He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis.
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1961
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxiii/318 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Tropic of Cancer" is a novel by Henry Miller which has been described as "notorious for its candid sexuality" and as responsible for the "free speech that we now take for granted in literature." It was first published in 1934 by the Obelisk Press in Paris, France, but this edition was banned in the United States. Its publication in 1961 in the U.S. by Grove Press led to obscenity trials that tested American laws on pornography in the early 1960s. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the book non-obscene. It is widely regarded as an important masterpiece of 20th century literature.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed early printing of this Grove Press edition of this important literary work. Henry Miller's signature appears on the title page over the date "1/12/67." This edition has an introduction by American poet Karl Shapiro. This volume is bound in blue and black faux marbled boards with black cloth spine, with silver lettering on spine and facsimile signature on front board. The volume shows light external age/wear, with light edgewear and light shelf bumping along the edges. The text block is solidly bound with clean, crisp pages, with a thin spot of soiling on the outer page edge. Laid in to the front of this volume is a certificate of authenticity from GAI certifying the signature, with a number of GV46886.

The original intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear and a small closed tear at the top edge of front panel. The price on front flap has been obscured. The jacket is now preserved in mylar.



Lot 2006

$70

Title: A History of Our Own Times from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880
Author: Justin McCarthy - Justin McCarthy (22 November 1830 - 24 April 1912) was an Irish nationalist and Liberal historian, novelist and politician. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1879 to 1900, taking his seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
City: New York
Year: 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique 24mo set is bound in half-leather with marbled paper covers and stamped gilt lettering as well as raised bands on the spines. There is moderate rubbing and wear to the extremities. The bindings are sound. The volumes have marbled endpapers, with the front flyleaf loose in the first volume. The title pages each feature a vignette showing a scholar looking into a book. The pages are clean with mild marginal toning.
Lot 2007

$150

Details: This original Walter Hagen Hole-in-One Club certificate is signed in ink by Hagen and bears the golf legend's "Perfection" coat of arms.

Amateur golfers in the 1940s and 1950s could have their prime achievement commemorated with certificates like these, bearing what is now a prized authentic signature among autograph collectors and sports enthusiasts. This particular recipient was Maryan H. Miller, who played hole 7 on the Berwick Golf Club in one stroke on April 23, 1955.

Walter Charles Hagen (1892-1969) was an American professional golfer and a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. His tally of 11 professional majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (14). Hagen won the U.S. Open twice, and in 1922 he became the first native-born American to win the British Open, and won the Claret Jug three more times. He also won the PGA Championship a record-tying five times (all in match play), and the Western Open five times when it had near-major championship status. Hagen totaled 45 PGA wins in his career, and was a six-time Ryder Cup captain. The Masters Tournament, the newest major, was established in 1934, after his prime.

The certificate is mounted with photo corners and framed to approx. 14"x17".
Condition / Notes: The certificate shows several areas of toning as well as some creasing. Hagen's signature is slightly faded but is highly legible.
Lot 2008

$55

Title: The French Revolution
Author: George Henry Allen
Publisher: Printed and Published by George Barrie's Sons
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1922
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in red cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spines and front covers. There is light external wear concentrated at the extremities, with some moisture marking at the rear of the first volume. The bindings are solid. The volumes are adorned with red endpapers, gilt top edges, and deckled bottom and fore edges. Each volume contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait with letterpress description. The pages are clean with occasional light marginal toning. The work is lavishly illustrated with tissue-guarded plates depicting scenes from the French Revolution.
Lot 2009

$300

Title: The Temples of Kawa
Author: Miles Frederick Laming Macadam
Publisher: Published on behalf of The Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press
City: London
Year: 1955
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: No
Width: 10.75" Height: 14.5"
Book Details: This work contains chapters by Francis Llewellyn Griffith and Laurence Patrick Kirwan. Contents include the following chapters, among others: "The Site of Kawa," "History of the Excavations 1929-31," "Nubia and Kawa in Early Times," and "The Avenue."
Condition / Notes: This lot includes the second part of this four-volume set, "History and Archaeology of the Site," in two volumes: text and plates.

These vintage volumes are bound in tan cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the front covers and spines. The exteriors are largely well preserved, with some bumping at the edges. The bindings are sound. The pages exhibit light age toning.

The plates in the second volume comprise site plans, illustrations, maps, and photographs.

These books retain their tattered original paper dust jackets, separated along their creases and with some loss.
Lot 2010

$90

Title: The Club. Or, a Grey-Cap, for a Green-Head, in a Dialogue between Father and Son.
Author: James Puckle - James Puckle (16671724) was an English inventor, lawyer and writer from London chiefly remembered for his invention of the "Defence Gun," better known as the Puckle gun, a multi-shot gun mounted on a stand capable of (depending on which version) firing up to nine rounds per minute. The Puckle gun is one of the first weapons referred to as a machine gun (though its operation does not match the modern definition of the term) and resembles a large revolver.

Puckle's best-known literary work (reprinted as recently as 1900) was The Club, a moral dialogue between a father and son. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Printed for Edward Symon
City: London
Year: 1723
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 12/179 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: Puckle's best-known literary work (reprinted as recently as 1900) was "The Club," a moral dialogue between a father and son. There are 1060 sayings.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has been rebound in quarter-leather with marbled paper-covered boards. There is light external age/wear. The binding is solid. The frontispiece engraving depicts the author. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered foxing.
Lot 2011

$30

Title: The Man of the World in Two Parts.
Author: Henry Mackenzie - Henry Mackenzie FRSE was a Scottish lawyer, novelist and writer. He was also known by the sobriquet "Addison of the North." Though largely remembered as an author his principal income came from his numerous legal roles, ending in (1804-1831) his post as Comptroller of Taxes for Scotland, a well-paid role which allowed him to indulge his interest in writing. MacKenzie was the editor and chief contributor to "The Mirror." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell
City: London
Year: 1773
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4" Height: 7"
Book Details: The Hero is a hard-hearted squire, Sir Thomas Sindall, who proves to be a rogue and a seducer on the pattern of Richardson's villains. Sensibility is rendered through the suffering of his victims, although retribution finally overtakes him when the heroines brother, originally exiled through Sindalls villainy, returns from life with the Cherokee Indians. Much space is devoted to contrasting portraits of home with the life of noble savages. (Courtesy of the consignor)
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes are bound in full leather, with raised bands on the spine and faded spine labels. The exteriors show some rubbing, edge wear, and scattered spots of soiling. The front boards of both volumes are detached. The rear hinges of both volumes are separating. The front flyleaf of each volume is detached. There is a bookplate from Bibliotheque Schorsch affixed to the front flyleaf of each volume, as well as a bookplate from the library of Patrick Douney, Esq. affixed to each front pastedown. The pages exhibit age toning and scattered foxing.
Lot 2012

$130

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible archaeology monographs and periodicals shown in the corresponding images. Present are numerous titles on Egyptian, Near Eastern, Ancient Greek/Roman, and American archaeology, including issues of "French Biographical Digest: Archaeology, Oxford's "Greece and Rome," and "The Christian Scholar." There are also several author-signed pamphlets and monographs, including one by celebrated archaeologist David Gordon Mitten.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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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 2013

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique books on railroads, automotive, and nautical history shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Everyman's Guide to Motor Efficiency," "Roper's Hand-Book of the Loco-Motive," and "Brown's Flags and Funnels."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including detaching/detached boards, moisture markings, and chipping . We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.

Lot 2014

$10

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique works of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury shown in the corresponding images.

The single volume by the Earl of Shaftesbury (1671 - 1713) contains "A Notion of the Historical Draught or Tablature of the Judgment of Hercules, According to Prodicus, Lib. II. Xen. de Mem. Soc;" "Letter concerning Design;" "Letters;" "Letters from the Right Honourable the Late Earl of Shaftesbury to Robert Molesworth;" and "Preface to Dr. Whichcots Select Sermons." The initial essay is an art historical rumination on a theoretical painting of Hercules choosing between virtue and vice.

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury Bt (26 February 1671 16 February 1713) was an English politician, philosopher and writer. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume, measuring approximately 4.25" by 6.75", lacks its boards. The text block is solid. The pages show light to moderate toning and/or foxing. The work contains 162 pages, plus an index of 71 pages. The date of publication appears on the title page to the Letters section.
Lot 2015

$35

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

Among the titles in this lot are "The History of Prostitution," "In the Shadow of Death: Martinique and the World's Great Disasters," and "Lectures on the Early History of Institutions."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including pencil markings, moisture markings, and detaching/detached boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2016

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage Penguin, Bantam, and Pony pocket paperback mystery novels shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of approximately 39 pulp paperbacks published by Penguin, Pony, and Bantam includes titles by Eleanor Blake, Graham Greene, Leslie Ford, Agatha Christie, and others. Titles include "The Dead Ringer," "Murder in Trinidad," "The Big Bet," and "The Singing Corpse." The books all feature colorfully illustrated covers.

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Condition / Notes: These vintage titles are in pleasing condition, with light age/wear indications such as toning and edge wear. The illustrated covers are intact. Each volume measures approximately 4.5" by 6.5".
Lot 2017

$40

Title: Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times
Author: Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury - Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury Bt (26 February 1671 16 February 1713) was an English politician, philosopher and writer. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Uncredited publisher
City: Unknown
Year: 1732
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This was Cooper's only work, first published in 1711. It became popular in philosophic circles throughout Europe.
Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather set has separated boards and blindstamped ornamentation on the covers and spines. There is moderate external rubbing and scuffing. Some preliminaries are loose. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light to moderate foxing, mostly in the margins. The work includes several engraved plates and illustrations.
Lot 2018

$80

Title: Mr. Dide: His Vacation in Colorado and Other Sketches
Author: L. B. France
Publisher: Bromfield and Company
City: New York
Year: 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 259 pages plus advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Tales of fishing by a Colorado judge.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in gray cloth covers with stamped gilt illustration on the front cover. There is light age/wear at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. The frontispiece illustration depicts "the old, old story." The pages are clean with mild age toning. The work contains several plates depicting views of nature in Colorado.
Lot 2019

$25

Title: Natural Theology; or, Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity, Collected From the Appearances of Nature
Author: William Paley - William Paley (July 1743 25 May 1805) was an English clergyman, Christian apologist, philosopher, and utilitarian. He is best known for his natural theology exposition of the teleological argument for the existence of God in his work "Natural Theology or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity," which made use of the watchmaker analogy. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Published by John F. Watson
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1814
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/349 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: Paley is best known for his natural theology exposition of the teleological argument for the existence of God in his work "Natural Theology or Evidences of the Existence and Attributes of the Deity," which made use of the watchmaker analogy.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with stamped gilt lettering on a red spine label. The exterior shows rubbing, edge wear, scuffing, and loss at the foot of the spine. The hinges are cracked. The volume is adorned with marbled endpapers. The pages display age toning, foxing, and scattered soiling. Some preliminary and terminal pages contain previous owner's markings in ink and pencil.
Lot 2020

$30

Details: This lot comprises the eight (8) pieces of vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Items include a 1976 Jimmy Carter poster, a 1962 Valiant owners manual, and several pamphlets on communism.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces of ephemera show mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 2021

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible archaeology monographs and periodicals shown in the corresponding images. Present are numerous titles on Egyptian, Near Eastern, Ancient Greek/Roman, and American archaeology, including issues of "American Journal of Archaeology," "Journal of Field Archaeology," "The Antiquaries Journal," and "Records of the Past."

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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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 2022

$70

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

Among the titles in this lot are "The Wild Tribes of the Soudan" by F. L. James (London: John Murray, 1884); Volumes I ("North") and II ("South") of "Stanford's Compendium of Geography and Travel: Africa" by A. H. Keane (London: Edward Stanford, 1895), which are profusely illustrated with plates, textual illustrations, and fold-out maps; and "Myths and Legends of the Bantu."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including detaching/detached boards, foxing, and moisture markings. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2023

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the volumes on philosophy, theology and spiritualism shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Uparishads", 'The Hindu Art Of Love", and "War-What For." Volumes in decorative covers and dusty jackets are included.

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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 2024

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique western-themed children's books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Mysterious Trail," "The Trail of the Seneca," and "The River Fugitives."

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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 2025

$40

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

Titles include "The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland (1924), "The Zincali, or an Account of the Gypsies of Spain" by George Borrow (c. 1890), and a stated first edition "Castles of Chateau of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces" by Francis Miltoun (1907), among others.

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show well, with light age/wear indicators such as fading, fraying, and light soiling. Several volumes contain plates, including some color plates in the Miltoun volume.
Lot 2026

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique philosophy, theology, culture, and etiquette texts shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing" by Thomas Hillgrove (1864), "The Underground World or Life below the Surface" by Thomas W. Knox, and a first edition of "Around the Tea-Table" by T. De Whit Talmage (1874), among others.

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show well, with decorative covers and some light age/wear indicators. Some volumes contain plates and/or illustrations.
Lot 2027

$40

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

Among the titles in this lot are Volumes I-III of "The Five Great Monarchies of the Ancient Eastern World," "A View of the Life, Travels, and Philanthropic Labours of the Late John Howard," and "Volney's Ruins; or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including detaching/detached boards, ink annotations, foxing, and moisture markings. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2028

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the contemporary, vintage and antique books on polar and arctic exploration shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "A Tale of Iceland," "Etah and Beyond," and "The Loneliest Continent."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show typical signs of age and handling, including some mild to moderate toning, shelf wear, and occasional markings.
Lot 2029

$90

Book Details: Included in this lot are two sets in dust jackets from the Hakluyt Society Second Series. These sets are:

"Missions to the Niger" Volumes I-IV, Edited by E. W. Bovill (Cambridge: 1964).

"The Letters of F. W. Ludwig Leichhardt," Volumes I-III (1967).

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Condition / Notes: These vintage volumes in dust jackets are bound in blue cloth with gilt decoration to the front covers and spines. The dust jackets are preserved in mylar. The volumes display light shelf wear and fading to the exteriors. The "Missions to the Niger" volumes are former library, with stamps, pinhole stamps to title pages, and remnants of adhesive on some rear paste-downs. Volume I shows a library number written on the spine panel of the dust jacket. These volumes are well-preserved, with firm bindings and clean, bright interiors. A number of these volumes contain vivid plates and fold-out maps.
Lot 2030

$20

Details: This original 19th century medical log, bound in black rawhide with silver embossing and page edges was kept by Dr. J.L. Alders of Livermore Falls, Maine.

The first sixteen (16) pages of this "Medical Record Visiting List or Physicians' Diary Perpetual" published by William Wood & Company contain printed information on common conditions and treatments. The remainder of the book is given over to handwritten entries with patient names and fees charged.

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Condition / Notes: This booklet measures approx. 4"x7" and shows typical signs of age and wear, including external rubbing, mild toning, and loose endpages.
Lot 2031

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique American west history and literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Ziba Foote; or, 'Foote's Grave Pond,' and other stories:', "kit Carson, The Pioneer Of The West.", and "Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands." Also included is the temperance title "The Story of a Dark Plot; or, Tyranny on the Frontier."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including fraying of cover or gift inscriptions.
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