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Lot 9262

$45
This lot includes the group of horse prints and portfolios shown in the corresponding image. This material includes seven different portfolios, each containing a variety of western-themed prints, including horses and cowboys. Artists include: Adam Styka, Sam Savitt, Wesley Dennis, C. W. Anderson and Jeanne Mellin. These portfolios feature numerous beautifully colored prints. The prints in this lot range in size, with sizes including 11" x 17", 12" x 16", 13" x 17" and 14" x 12". Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books 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.
 
Lot 9263

$15
Title: Diccionario Literario De Obras Y Personajes De todos Los Tiempos Y De Todos Los Países
Author: González Porto-Bompiani
Publisher: Montaner Y Simón
Printing Year: 1967
Number of Volumes: 12-volumes

Notes: Bound in red and black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt designs across the front boards, and gilt designs and lettering to the spine, this vintage set is a scarce literary dictionary featuring works and characters from all times and countries. The work is profusely illustrated throughout all volumes, with the exception of the index (volume 12). The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The front board of volume two has started to separate from the text block along its hinge. The front board and spine cover of volume eleven are detached from the text block, but remain present. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9".
 
Lot 9264

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Laura Jewel Cochran, Bobbie Ann Mason, Carole Maso, Ian Rankin, David Peace, Helen Knode, Frederick Kohner, Arturo Garcia and Carolina Garcia-Aguilera. 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.
 
Lot 9265

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

- The Way to God and How to Find It by D. L. Moody - Dated 1881 by F. H. Revell - The boards have started to separate from the text block. The front endpapers display signs of exposure to moisture.
- More Short Spiritual Readings for Mary's Children by Madame Cecilia - Dated 1910 by Benziger Brothers
- Missions in the Plan of the Ages: Bible Studies in Missions by William Owen Carver - Dated 1909 by Fleming H. Revell Company
- Lectures on Preaching, Delivered Before the Theological Department of Yale College by Matthew Simpson - Dated 1879 by Eaton and Mains - notation
- Legends of the Patriarchs and Prophets and Other Old Testament Characters From Various Sources by Rev. S. Baring-Gould - Undated by William L. Allison Company
- Milton's Tractate on Education by Oscar Browning - Dated 1905 by Cambridge University Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes bear stamps/inscription of a previous owner on their front endpapers.
 
Lot 9266

$175
Title: The Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides
Author: Roger Tory Peterson, et al
Publisher: The Easton Press
Printing Year: 1983
Number of Volumes: 22-volume set

Notes: Decoratively bound in various color leather stiff wrappers with bright gilt embossing, this collector's lifetime edition shows well, with bright gilt embossing, gilded page edges and silk bookmark matching each color wrapper. This set was sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation. The set covers a variety of topics, from atmosphere to butterflies and birds, with several volumes focusing on portions of the U.S., Europe and Mexico. The work is illustrated with photographs and illustrations, both in color and black and white. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2".
 
Lot 9267

$200
Title: Fujiyama: The Sacred Mountain of Japan
Author: Frederick Starr ("Ofuda Hakushi")
Publisher: Covici-McGee Co.
Printing Year: 1924

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth-covered board with bright gilt lettering and a gilded Mt. Fuji, this antique volume is a very scarce description of the author's travels to Mt. Fuji. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of Mt. Fuji, and the people and places the author encountered during his time in Japan. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 158 pages.
 
Lot 9268

$20
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Ann Ripley, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Barnard, George A. Rubisow, Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Tucker Malarkey and Phillip Margolin. 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.
 
Lot 9269

$25
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Nikki Grimes, Laura Joh Rowland, Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, W. O. Mitchell, Mary Robison, Jack Rowe and Annette Meyers. 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.
 
Lot 9270

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of antique cookbooks:

- Guide for Nut Cookery: Together With a Brief History of Nuts and Their Food Values by Mrs. Almeda Lambert - Dated 1899 by Joseph Lambert and Company - This volume features numerous illustrations. The boards of this volume display some evidence of exposure to moisture.
- Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent by Fannie Merritt Farmer - Dated 1904 by Little, Brown, and Company - This volume features numerous illustrations.
- Family Receipts, or Practical Guide for the Husbandman and Housewife by H. L. Barnum - Dated 1831 by A. B. Roff
- Prohibition Punches: A Book of Beverages by Roxana B. Doran (Mrs. James M. Doran) - Dated 1930 by Dorrance and Company, Inc. - The front board of this volume has started to separate from the text block.
- Physical Culture Cook Book by Mrs. Mary Richardson & Bernarr Macfadden - Dated 1901 by The Physical Culture Publishing Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9271

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of books of Spanish history and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes numerous Spanish-language volumes. The volumes in this lot are from the personal collection of Hispanist Daniel Eisenberg. Eisenberg was the founder, editor, and sometime typesetter of the Journal of Hispanic Philology (1976-1992), and editor of the journal, Cervantes, of the Cervantes Society of America (2000-2007). He is considered one of the most influential Hispanists in the United States today. This collection was used in writing the books Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age (1982), A Study of Don Quixote (1985) and controversial studies such as “Unanswered Questions about Lorca’s Death” (1990), and “Lorca and Censorship: The Gay Artist Made Heterosexual” (1991).

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.
 
Lot 9272

$15
This lot includes the group of author-signed self-help and inspirational books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors include: Brenton and Margaret Yorgason, Criswell Freeman, Judith Trotter Short, Courtney W. Shropshire, Zig Ziglar, Noel M. Tichy and Stratford Sherman, Wilfrid Sheed, Barbara Sher, Henry Dalton and Nancy Davis. 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.
 
Lot 9273

$60
Title: Illustrated Catalogue (For 1861) of Plows, and Other Agricultural Implements and Machines, For Sale at Mapes' Agricultural Implement and Seed Warehouse
Author: various
Publisher: M'Crea & Miller
Printing Year: 1861

Condition/Details: Bound in black wrappers with gold writing and design, this antique catalog provides descriptions of various agricultural equipment used in the mid-nineteenth century. The work is illustrated with many full-page and in the text engravings of the various pieces of equipment. The volume shows light external age/wear, with creasing and chipping to the wrappers. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some moisture indications. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 250 pages.
 
Lot 9274

$100
Title: The Butterfly Collector's Vade Mecum: With a Synoptical Table of British Butterflies
Author: Laetitia Jermyn
Publisher: Lonman, Rees & Co. and G. B. Whittaker
Printing Year: 1827

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper-covered boards with half leather and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce classic work on collecting butterflies, in which the author, Laetitia Jermyn, defends butterfly collecting and provides a table with information on larval food plants, times of appearance and localities, especially in Suffolk and Essex. (history courtesy of The Aurelian Legacy: British Butterflies and Their Collectors)

The work contains hand-colored and outline illustrations of butterflies throughout, including a color frontispiece . The volume shows light external age/wear, with some wear to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some period marginalia and a period inscription on the front free endpaper. The tissue-paper guard sheet of the frontispiece contains a hand-drawn line beginning to trace the butterfly, approximately 2" long. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/2" and contains 169 pages.
 
Lot 9275

$200
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's books:

- Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne - Dated 1927 by E. P. Dutton and Company - This first edition features illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard and is complete with dust jacket. The dust jacket displays rubbing to its edges. There is tape repair to the top and bottom of the spine of the dust jacket, with some pieces no longer present. A piece of the rear of the dust has been replaced.
- Around the World in a Berry Wagon by Unattributed - Dated 1909 by Berry Brothers Incorporated - This volume features the illustrations of W. W. Denslow.
- Fan and Fannie the Baseball Twins by Valrie McMahan - Dated 1928 by Barse and Co. - The spine is covered by a strip blue tape.
- Jack Jingling in Jungleland by E. Hugh Sherwood - Dated 1918 by Rand McNally and Company - The spine of this volume is covered by a strip of green tape.
- Poor Cecco by Margery Williams Bianco - Dated 1925 by George H. Doran - This volume features illustrations by Arthur Rackham. All called-for illustrations are present.
- Aunt Louisa's Home and Country Pets by Unattributed - Undated by Frederick Warne and Co. - This volume features full-page illustrations from original designs. The front board has started to detach from the text block, and the rear board and spine cover have detached from the text block, with all three remaining attached to each other.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9276

$70
This lot includes the group of railroad and train-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a $1,000 stock certificate for the Buffalo Corning and New York Rail Road Company from 1853, photographs of trains and railroad bridges, a volume listing the schedule and rates of fare of trans-Atlantic steamships and railroads (undated and lacking boards), maps of various rail lines, vintage railroad wall calendars, and railroad related magazines, including Train Shed Cyclopedia, Railway Master Mechanic, Loco Profile and more. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books 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.
 
Lot 9277

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of Spanish-language titles:

- Eingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra by Francisco Rodríguez Marín - Dated 1947-1949 by Ediciones Atlas - This 10-volume set is bound in paper wrappers and features a biography of author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
- Cincuenta Cuentos Anecdóticos by Francisco Rodríguez Marín - Dated 1919 by Tipografía de la Revista de Archivos, Bibliotecas y Museos - The boards are detached and no longer present. The signatures of the text block have started to separate, with some being detached but present. Some pages are uncut.
- Clásicos Castellanos: Cervantes Novelas Ejemplares by Francisco Rodríguez Marín - Dated 1969 by Espasa-Calpe - This two-volume set is bound in paper wrappers.
The volumes in this lot are from the personal collection of Hispanist Daniel Eisenberg. Eisenberg was the founder, editor, and sometime typesetter of the Journal of Hispanic Philology (1976-1992), and editor of the journal, Cervantes, of the Cervantes Society of America (2000-2007). He is considered one of the most influential Hispanists in the United States today. This collection was used in writing the books Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age (1982), A Study of Don Quixote (1985) and controversial studies such as “Unanswered Questions about Lorca’s Death” (1990), and “Lorca and Censorship: The Gay Artist Made Heterosexual” (1991).

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9278

$30
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors include: Tom McNamara, Frank Getlein (with GAI COA), Stephen Maitland-Lewis, Cassandra King, Larry Baker, Carlos Baker and Letitia Baldrige. 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.
 
Lot 9279

$50
Title: The Smuggler, A Tale
Author: John Banim
Publisher: J. & J. Harper
Printing Year: 1832
Number of Volumes: Complete 2-volume set

Condition/Details: Bound in half-leather with marbled paper-covered boards and with stamped titles and gilt bands to the spine, this antique two-volume set is a scarce novel from the "Scott of Ireland." John Banim and his brother Michael were known as historical novelists and together were considered 'the Walter Scott of Ireland'. The Banims were the first to depict "...the Irish peasantry with an authenticity of detail that not even the most sympathetic writer of the Ascendancy had been able to provide. The Banims best work came with all the force of a revelation. Modern critics agree that they are the best Irish historical novels ever written" (Wolff). The volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages which display occasional foxing. A previous owner's signature appears on the reverse of each title page. The books measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7", with volume one containing 263 pages and volume two containing 254 pages.
 
Lot 9280

$25
Title: Yanks in Krautainia
Cartoons by: John Brostoski
Publisher: Eichhorn Druckerei
Printing Year: c1948

Condition/Details: Bound in blue-grey cloth with dark blue spine cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of cartoons about service in Germany immediately following World War II. This one-of-a-kind volume contains two hand-drawn caricatures by the author, a U. S. soldier on the lower right corner of the front cover, and a cat going for a fish, stating "That's Felix - To the Feline From the 'Master'" on the front free endpaper. Copyright page state "Printed by Order of Military-Government" (likely a spoof). The cartoons in this volume joke about various aspects of military life in occupied Germany, with some depicting the Germans in less than a favorable light. The volume shows very light external age/wear, with recased spine cover, text block is solidly bound with tanned, clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 109 pages.
 
Lot 9281

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique literature:

- The Bells by Edgar Allen Poe - Dated 1881 by Porter & Coates
- Edgar Allan Poe, A Series of Seventeen Letters by Alfred Russell Wallace - Dated c1915 by Privately Printed - Limited edition. In tissue-paper dust jacket.
- Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell - Dated 1891 by Macmillan and Co. - Decoratively bound, with gilt embossing. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.
- The Orphan Blind Girl by Anna C. Smith - Dated 1865 by J. W. Bond & Co. - Embossed half-title page.
- Pan's Pipes by RLS - Dated 1910 by Houghton Mifflin - Limited Edition, numbered 268 of 550. Tissue-paper dust jacket and crimson slip case.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9282

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles:

- Art by the Way by Timothy Cole - Dated 1925 by William Edwin Rudge - This volume is one of a limited edition of 750, and bears an original signature of the author under the frontispiece illustration.
- Natal Stones: Sentiments and Superstitions Associated with Precious Stones by George Frederick Kunz - Dated 1909 by Tiffany and Co. - This volume bears an original signature of the author on the front flyleaf.
- The Economy of Human Life by Unattributed - Dated 1798 by E. Harding - This volume features many engravings.
- The Miseries of Human Life; or the Groans of Samuel Sensitive, and Timothy Testy by Unattributed - Dated 1807 by E. Duyckinck - This volume is a former library copy and bears corresponding indications, such as stamps.
- A Description of Pitcairn's Island and Its Inhabitants by Unattributed - Dated 1842 by Harper and Brothers - This volume features two frontispiece illustrations.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9283

$100
Title: The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere during the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52
Author: Lieut. J. M. Gillis
Publisher: A. O. P. Nicholson (Washington, D.C.)
Printing Year: 1855
Condition/Details: Bound in blind stamped, full leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, an embossed gilt pictorial design and the name "Charles Morris" to front board, and full gilt to the edge of the text block, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this collection of documents pertaining to an expedition to Chile and Argentina financed by the United States Congress and led by James Melville Gilless, with the assistance of A. MacRae, S.L. Phelps and E.R. Smith. The expedition took back to Washington a large number of scientific observations on Chile's and Argentina's geography, climate, earthquakes, government, social condition, mineral and agricultural resources, commerce, etc. This book is Volume II from a set of four, with the print run of Volume II thought to be 6,000 copies. Volume II contains the following chapters: The Andes and the Pampas; Minerals; Indian Remains; Mammals; Birds; Reptiles, Fishes and Crustacea; Shells; Dried Plants; Living Plants and Seeds; Fossil Mammals; Fossil Shells. It contains contributions by Asa Gray, Thomas Ewbank, A.A. Gould and others. The 37 plates include 14 magnificent chromolithographs of birds, three chromolithographs of Indian artifacts, and numerous lithographs of fossils, reptiles, etc., as well as wood engravings in the text. The volume shows light external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, corners, and surfaces of the boards, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12" and contains 300 pages.
 
Lot 9284

$25
This lot includes the group of signed books by best-selling authors shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature from its respective author. This lot contains volumes by Mary Higgins Clark and James Lee Burke. 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.
 
Lot 9285

$90
This shelf lot includes the group of history books 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.
 
Lot 9286

$35
Title: Fair Women of To-Day
Author: Samuel Minturn Peck
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in flowered paper with cloth spine and corners and with bright gilt and silver embossing, this antique volume contains poetry about women of the late nineteenth century. The work contains many fac-similes of watercolor paintings by Caroline C. Lovell of women. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine and some of the paper separating from the front board. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 9287

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of books of Spanish history and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes numerous Spanish-language volumes. The volumes in this lot are from the personal collection of Hispanist Daniel Eisenberg. Eisenberg was the founder, editor, and sometime typesetter of the Journal of Hispanic Philology (1976-1992), and editor of the journal, Cervantes, of the Cervantes Society of America (2000-2007). He is considered one of the most influential Hispanists in the United States today. This collection was used in writing the books Romances of Chivalry in the Spanish Golden Age (1982), A Study of Don Quixote (1985) and controversial studies such as “Unanswered Questions about Lorca’s Death” (1990), and “Lorca and Censorship: The Gay Artist Made Heterosexual” (1991).

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.
 
Lot 9288

$15
This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Giles Blunt, Robert Barnard, Joseph Wambaugh, Russell Banks, Tim O'Brien and Steve Martini. 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.
 
Lot 9289

$10
This lot includes the group of author-signed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors in this lot include Stuart Woods, Shirley Ann Grau, John Sandford, Kevin Guilfoile, Gregory McDonald, Charles McNair, Stephen Maitland-Lewis and Judith Guest. 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.
 
Lot 9290

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique travel and history titles:

- Quaint Old Norwich by Preston Willins - Dated 1884 by Privately Published - Limited edition, numbered 268 of 500. The text block is unbound. Contains many engravings of buildings and the sites of Norwich.
- Ireland Illustrated, with Pen and Pencil by Richard Lovett - Dated 1891 by Hurst & Company - Decoratively bound in grey with silver, red and black embossing.
- New York in the Revolution as Colony and State Supplement by Erastus C. Knight - Dated 1901 by Oliver A. Quayle -
- Persia and the Persian Question by Hon. George N. Curzon - Dated 1892 by Longmans, Green, and Co. - Includes volume two only. Moisture indications and wear to boards.
- London and Its Environs by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1911 by Karl Baedeker - Includes color frontispiece fold-out map and several other fold-out maps throughout.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9291

$80
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: The American Girl
Issue Dates: 1929-31s
Approximate Number of Issues: 18

Notes: These antique magazines, published by the Girl Scouts, show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. The magazines feature young women in a variety of settings, from gardening to sailing to socializing. The magazines are all intact and whole, and show minor signs of age/wear including some creasing and a few small tears. The previous owner signed most of the issues on the front wrappers, and some of the issues show marginalia, primarily on the game page.
 
Lot 9292

$35
This lot includes the group of signed books by best-selling authors shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Judith Krantz, Nora Roberts, E. L. Doctorow, Jay McInerney and Frank McCourt. 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.
 
Lot 9293

$10
This lot includes the group of author-signed nature and travel books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes books on gardening, dried flowers, Newfoundland, the Vatican, Dublin and the Monterey Peninsula, among other topics. 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.
 
Lot 9294

$10
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage automotive ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes pamphlets, scrapbooks, manuals and guides, among other material. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books 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.
 
Lot 9295

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of decorative poetry titles:

- The Complete Works of Alfred Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson - Dated 1880 by R. Worthington - This volume features many illustrations. The boards of this volume have started to separate from the text block. The endpapers and spine cover remain intact.
- The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns - Undated by Frederick Warne and Co. - This volume, from the "Landsdowne Poets" series, features explanatory glossary notes, memoirs, a portrait and other original illustrations.
- The Poetical Works of Wordsworth by William Wordsworth - Undated by Frederick Warne and Co. - This volume, from the "Landsdowne Poets" series, features explanatory glossary notes, memoirs, a portrait and other original illustrations.
- The Poetical Works of John Keats by John Keats - Undated by Frederick Warne and Co. - This volume, from the "Landsdowne Poets" series, features explanatory glossary notes, memoirs, a portrait and other original illustrations.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. The volumes bear the name of a previous owner on their front flyleaves.
 
Lot 9296

$90
Title: Memoirs of Henry Obookiah, A Native of Owhyhee, and a Member of the Foreign Mission School , and three additional works on the Foreign Mission School bound in one volume
Author: various
Publisher: Edson Hart
Printing Year: 1819

Condition/Details: Bound in calf-skin with gilt embossing on the spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of four works related to the Foreign Mission School and published by Edson Hart of Elizabeth-Town, NJ. The works include the memoirs of Henry Obookiah, as well as a copy of the sermon given at Obookiah's funeral; a sermon given at the inauguration of the school; and an inauguration address from the opening of the school.

The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions established the first Foreign Mission School in the United States in 1817 in Cornwall, Connecticut. The purpose was to prepare “tawny and dusky youth” for missionary work in their native countries. Between 1817 and 1826, the Foreign Mission School (FMS) educated around 100 young men and boys, including students from Hawaii, China, Greece, and the South Pacific, as well as Native Americans. The students brought 24 different native languages to Cornwall. While they were objects of curiosity, admiration and sympathetic interest, they were not coddled. The climate was harsh; strict rules applied for study, labor and behavior.

The first primary group of students were Hawaiians, the most famous of whom was Obookiah. Henry Obookiah was born on the island of Hawaii about 1792; and died in Cornwall, Connecticut, February 1818. He was brought to New Haven, Connecticut, in a merchant vessel in 1809. After he had obtained an excellent English education in the families of friends in Andover, Massachusetts, and Goshen and Cantata, Connecticut, the ministers of Litchfield County, Connecticut, formed the plan of a special school to prepare natives of heathen countries for missionary service. He was active in soliciting money for the proposed mission-school, which was established at Cornwall, Connecticut, in 1817. There were brought into it other Kanakas besides Obookiah, as well as pupils from Hindustan and some North American Indians. While there he was seized with a fatal fever, after nearly completing a Hawaiian dictionary, grammar, and spelling-book, besides translating the book of Genesis into his native language. (history and biography courtesy of famousamericans.net and Cornwall Historical Society)

The work is illustrated with an engraved frontispiece of Obookiah. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages, with some moisture indications. The book measures approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/2".
 
Lot 9297

$275
Title: Art Work of Mohawk River and Valley Its Cities and Towns
Author: Unattributed
Publisher: The Gravure Illustration Co.
Printing Year: 1902
Number of Volumes: Complete 9-volume set

Notes: Bound in blue wrappers with bright gold lettering across the front covers this antique set is a scarce collection of photographic plates depicting cities, falls, the countryside, rivers, towns and schools, among other similar subjects relating to the Mohawk River Valley. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The volumes come in a blue cloth-covered case with green ties. The books measure approximately 11" x 13 1/4".
 
Lot 9298

$25
This lot includes the group of signed books authored by best-selling authors shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Patricia Cornwell, Tom Clancy, Elmore Leonard, William Gibson and Robert B. Parker. 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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