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Lot 1420

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique medical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second edition of Louis Gershenfeld's "Bacteriology and Sanitary Science for Students in Pharmacy, Chemistry and Allied Sciences" (Lea & Febiger, 1933), signed and inscribed by the author, and Calvin M. Fitch's "The Invalid's Guide, and Consumptive's Manual: or, Suggestions for the Prevention and Relief of Consumption, Asthma, Catarrh, Laryngitis, Bronchitis, Dyspepsia, and Female Complaints" (C. M. Fitch & Co., 1857) To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.



For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1421

$35

Details: This lot contains ten pieces of antique china and glass:

1. A blue transfer ware dinner plate in the Priory Pattern by John Alcock (9.5").
2. A blue transfer ware dinner plate by Ashworth Bros. in an "oriental" pattern with phoenixes (9.5").
3. A large, pointed or conical glass lid for an apothecary or pharmacy jar (8" tall, fits 3.25" opening).
4. A child's green divided Depression-era dish in a nursery rhyme design by Tiara Glass (8.25").
5. A tankard-style beer pitcher marked Made in Japan (8.5" x 5.5").
6 & 7. Two Dresden china souvenir plates from Pittsfield, MA with romantic decals based on Howard Chandler Christy illustrations (6.75").
8. A child's warming or feeding dish illustrated with "Cinderella and the fairy Godmother" by B. Purday, manufactured by Excello, marked 1915 (7.5").
9 & 10. Two colorful, early 19th century English china plates with classical borders (7.25").
Condition / Notes: Only condition problems will be described. Otherwise, items are in good condition.
The Priory plate has an old, tiny rim chip at the 11 o'clock position.
The tankard pitcher is heavily crazed.
One of the English colored plates has a crack at the 4 o'clock position; the other is chipped at the 9:30 position .

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: $21.50
Lot 1422

$35

Title: An Account of the Construction, and Embellishment of Old Time Ships
Author: John R. Stevens
Publisher: John R. Stevens
City: Toronto
Year: 1949
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: ix/176 plus 39 plates
Width: 13" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is number 7 of 500.


Spiral-bound volume in black, pebbled flexible covers shows light external wear. Front cover is detached from top and bottom of spiral. Rear cover is detached from lower half. Final page displays water stains to bottom edge. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with in-text & full-page b&w drawings, photographic plates and 4 fold-outs.

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 1423

$80

Title: A Thanksgiving Eclogue from Theocritus
Author: Cid Corman - Cid (Sidney) Corman was an American poet, translator and editor, most notably of Origin, who was a key figure in the history of American poetry in the second half of the 20th century.

Publisher: The Sparrow Magazine
City: New York
Year: 1954
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 8
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this poem. This is Vagrom Chapbook 2. Inscription on inside of front wrapper reads "for Jack / for continual pleasure / of the City of / New York / Cid / Sept. 21st 1954."

Stapled booklet is in original printed light blue wrappers. Covers display light wear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Publication list of Vagram Chapbooks is laid in, as is a slip of paper with pencil annotations identifying some of the historical and mythological figures who appear in the poem.

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 1424

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Sven Nilsson's "The Primitive Inhabitants of Scandinavia" (Longmans, Green, and Co., 1868) and a two-volume set of Henry Dwight Sedgwick's "Italy in the Thirteenth Century" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. It should be noted that the book "The Primitive Inhabitants of Scandinavia" shows loss of material at head of spine.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 1425

$200

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique compilations of English magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are The Illustrated London News (issues from 1859 & 1869) and The Illustrated News of the World (issues from the latter half of 1890). These volumes are lavishly illustrated, often with full- and double-page plates, and one large fold-out plate. These issues provide articles and images reflecting, and providing insight into, the growth of the British Empire and views of the world in the England of the latter half of the 19th century. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 1426

$900

Title: The Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, with the Scripture Proofs at Large. Together with the Sum of Saving Knowledge (Contain'd in the Holy Scriptures, and Held Forth in the Said Confession and Catechisms) and Practical Use Thereof; Covenants National and Solemn League, Acknowledgement of Sins and Engagement to Duties, Directories, Form of Church-Government, &c. Of Public-Authority in the Church of Scotland. With Acts of Assembly and Parliament, Relative to, and Approbative of the Same
Author: Benjamin Franklin - Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."
Publisher: Benjamin Franklin
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1745
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 567 pages plus 23 unnumbered pages of table
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Franklin printing of the Westminster Confession of Faith

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full black leather, with raised bands. Book shows external wear, with cracking to spine and minor loss at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Faint stains are visible to fore and bottom edge. Previous owners' names can be seen on front flyleaf. Pages show foxing and water markings. Final two pages of the table show soiling and/or tearing, with minor loss of text to penultimate page and more serious loss to upper outside corner of final page.

It should be noted that this book contains genealogical information relating to Richard Van Pelt and Elizabeth Myers, with hand-written annotation stating the date of their marriage in 1793 and the birth of their daughter later the same year.

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 1427

$55

Title: Gleason's Pictorial
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: F. Gleason Publisher
City: Boston
Year: 1853
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 12" Height: 15.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a compilation of issues of Gleason's Pictorial magazine, with issues from January 1, 1853 (Vol. IV No. 1) to June 25, 1853 (Vol. IV No. 26).

Antique volume is bound in half leather, with gilt lettering, raised bands and decorative designs to spine. Book shows substantial extensive wear, with cracking along edges of spine and loss of lowest panel. Boards show light soiling, with a small amount of staining. Leather-tipped corners display (minor) loss of material. Binding is detached at front hinge. Book has marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Foxing can be seen throughout.

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 1428

$100

Title: Mountain City: A Novel
Author: Upton Sinclair - Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. was an American author and one-time candidate for governor of California who wrote close to one hundred books in many genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, acquiring particular fame for his classic muckraking novel, "The Jungle" (1906). It exposed conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act.
Publisher: Published by the author
City: Pasadena
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 399 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this self-published work by Upton Sinclair. Author's signature appears on front flyleaf. The words "Long Beach" at bottom of title page has been crossed out (presumably by SInclair) and replaced with "Pasadena."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brownish red cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and black lettering to front cover. Book is in excellent condition.

Intact dust jacket shows shelf wear, with light soiling, small tears at edges and tape repair at corners of rear panel.

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 1429

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on aviation and railroad history shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains "A Treatise on Vibrations in Railway Bridges" (Cambridge U. P., 1934) by C. E. Inglis, "Peter Anthony Dey: Integrity in Public Service" (The State Historical Society of Iowa, 1939) by Jack T. Johnson, and "The Air Craft Year Book for 1930" (D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1930). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1430

$70

Details: There are four pieces of antique framed original art and prints in this lot.
1. Original watercolor of a winter scene. This picture measures 7" x 5.5", and is in a 12.5" x 11" wooden frame.
2. Print of children reading by Jessie Willcox Smith. Framed, it measures 10" x 12".
3. A drawing of the composer and Metropolitan Opera vocal coach Victor Harris (1869-1943), inscribed by him to a friend (11" x 14").
4. An oil on board landscape in a handsome oak frame (19.5" x 16.5").

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These artworks are all in very good condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $17.50
Lot 1431

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on U. S. history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Theodate Geoffrey's "Suckanesset, Wherein May Be Read a History of Falmouth, Massachusetts" (The Falmouth Publishing Co., Inc., 1930), signed and inscribed by the author, and "Lee: The Centennial Celebration and Centennial History of the Town of Lee, Mass." (Clark W. Bryan & Company, Printers, 1878, ex-library volume), compiled by Rev. C. M. Hyde and Alexander Hyde. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 1432

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the metaphysical, mystical and occult shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Sir Oliver Lodge's "The Survival of Man: A Study in Unrecognised Human Faculty" (Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1916, in dust jacket), Philippe de Felice's "Essai sure quelques formes inferieures de la mystique" (Editions Albin Michel, 1936) and "La revelation d'Hermes Trismegiste I: l'astrologie et les sciences occultes" (J. Gabalda et Cie., Editeurs, 1944) by Festugiere (lacking rear wrapper & possiblly leaves from table list; final page of text block is 422). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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 1433

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on European nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Jon Sorensen's "The Saga of Fridtjof Nansen" (George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. 1932) and "The Trial of Gustav Rau, Otto Monsson and Willem Smith: THe "Veronica" Trial" ((William Hodge and Company, Limited, 1952, in dust jacket), edited by G. W. Keeton and John Cameron. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1434

$15

Title: Capstans and Windlasses: An Illustrated History of Their Use at Sea
Author: John H. Harland
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 130 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.


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 1435

$110

Title: Portraits of American Protestant Missionaries to Hawaii
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Hawaiian Mission Children's Society
City: Honolulu
Year: 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 105 pages
Width: 12" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pebbled black cloth, with gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling and minor chipping to covers. Binding is beginning to crack between blank preliminary pages. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs/illustrations accompanied by short biographical texts. A number of related booklets and newspaper clippings are laid in, including "The Story of the Three Old Buildings in Honolulu Which Originally Housed the First Christian Mission to the Sandwich Islands" (Hawaiian Mission Society, 1926), a well-preserved illustrated supplement of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin entitled "Punahou Seventy-fifth Anniversary Edition, 1841-1916" and a biography of Hiram Bingham published in The Congregationalist and Christian World entitled "A Man Who "Does Things": Hiram Bingham's Remarkable Career as a Kingdom Builder" (Sept. 5, 1908). It should be noted that this album, much like any other, has some blank spaces in which photos were meant to be attached. This occurs in a small number of instances with the above-mentioned newspaper clippings.

The provenance of this material can be traced directly back to Henry Van Lennep through four generations of his descendants.

The items in this lot came to us directly from the Van Lennep family estate, having passed through four generations since Henry J. Van Lennep.




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Lot 1436

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of the Middle East and Africa shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of George Agnew Chamberlain's "African Hunting among the Thongas" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1923) and "Madagascar: Studien, Schilderungen und Erlebnisse von Hauptgraf zu Pappenheim" (Verlag Dietrich Reimer, 1906, with loss of material to spine), with well-preserved fold-out maps. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1437

$60

Title: Naval Documents Related to the Quasi-War between the United States and France: Naval Operations
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Dudley W. Knox
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1935-1938
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: No
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set is made up of volumes Feb. 1797-Oct. 1798, Nov. 1798-Mar. 1799, Apr. 1799-July 1799, June 1800-Nov. 1800, Dec. 1800-Dec. 1801.

Volumes are bound in black cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spines. One volume shows small white spots near top edge, otherwise tightly-bound books display only light shelfwear. Interiors are clean and without markings. Volumes contain plates and fold-out maps.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 1438

$50

Book Details: Antique children's books offer one way to understand how our society's idea of childhood and related concepts have changed, and these books provide some insight into that. Included in this handsome lot of decorative, mid- to late-19th century volumes are books by Mary Mapes Dodge ("Hans Brinker") and the prolific Christian children's author, Julia Horatia Ewing. An 1865 frontispiece shows boys serving as Civil War drummers; an 1864 illustration shows how Santa Claus has evolved (this one is closer to Clement Moore's "right jolly old elf" than our contemporary Claus). Also included are two in the Rollo Books series, and lovely volume in English of fables by La Fontaine.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 1439

$20

Book Details: Important works of nautical and naval history comprise this lot. Studies include a book on the mystery of the location of Sir Francis Drake's California anchorage (Warren Hanna, 1979); another on "Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World," by Lionel Casson (1971); a chronicle of Vasco da Gama's first voyage, in Portuguese; a 1972 bibliography of naval and maritime history; and three classic volumes, "The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem," by Ralph Paine (1912); a book on the shipbuilder Donald McKay, by Richard McKay (1928); and the 1918 "Sea Power and Freedom," by Gerard Fiennes.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


Condition / Notes: These books 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: $16.50
Lot 1440

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are R. H. M. Robinson's "Naval Construction Prepared for the Use of the Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy" (The United States Naval Institute, 1909), "The Art of Rigging" (Marine Research Society, 1925) by George Biddlecombe and Ernest H. Pentecost, and "Shipyard Practice as Applied to Warship Construction" (Longmans, Green and Co., 1918) by Neil J. McDermaid. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1441

$70

Title: Picturesque Europe: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Natural Features and the Picturesque and Historical Places of Great Britain and the Continent . Volume I & II
Author: Bayard Taylor (Editor) - Bayard Taylor was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author.
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1875-1878
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 10.5" Height: 13.25"
Book Details: These are volumes I and II.
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in three-quarter leather, with raised bands and gilt lettering to spines and front covers. First volume shows light soiling to front cover, with small circular tear to lower half. Raised bands of volume I display rubbing. Milder wear can be seen on volume 2. Minor loss of material is visible at outside corners of second volume. Binding is firm. Gilt-edged pages have foxing to margins (to a greater extent in first), with both volumes showing more concentrated foxing on versos and margins of plates. Noticeable water markings appear on fore edges of latter half of text block of first volume. In addition to tissue-guarded plates, books have a great many in-text illustrations.

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: $18.50
Lot 1442

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively bound antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Vara; or, The Child of Adoption" (Robert Carter & Brothers, 1854) by Jane Elizabeth Roscoe Hornblower, and "The Mammon of Unrighteousness" (John W. Lovell Company, 1891) by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyeson. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1443

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of new books shown in the corresponding image(s). These are 10 reprint copies of S. A. Palmer's "The Story of Aunt Becky's Army-Life" (originally published in 1867). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Books are as new.

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 1444

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

- The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared Vessels since Pre-Classical Times by uncredited author - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.- The Line of Battle: The Sailing Warship, 1650-1840 by Robert Gardiner, uncredited author Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.- The Heyday of Sail: The Merchant Ship, 1650-1830 by Robert Gardiner, uncredited author Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.- Cogs, Caravels and Galleons: The Sailing Ship, 1000-1650 by Robert Gardiner, uncredited author Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.Books and dust jackets are as new. Profusely illustrated.




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Lot 1445

$40

Details: This lot of antique wood and metal estate items includes some handsome and interesting things:
1. Hexagonal, paneled metal humidor with a mottled green finish and brass insert (8" tall on a base 6" in diameter). Lid comes apart to hold a moist pad.
2. Silver-plated swimming trophy, First Prize, Labor Day 1931, Ladies FreeStyle, Manursing Island Club (Rye, NY. 8" tall).
3 & 4. Two woven wicker carpet or rug beaters, 33" x 9.5". One has a taped handle.
5. A small cast iron stand, purpose unknown (4" x 3.5").
6. A wooden cane with briar handle and metal (possibly silver-plated) ferrules, 34.25" long.
7. A metal stirrup, marked "Solid Nickel" (5" x 6").
8. A primitive, hand-hewn bent wood yoke. Flat bar is made of oak (12" x 16").
9. A round, brass bulb-type automobile horn, marked "Made in Pakistan." Thirteen inches long, 7.5" in diameter.
10. A buffalo (?) horn, 7.5" long, pierced with two holes at the wide end.
11. A small cast iron door knocker in the shape of a medieval archer. A man armed with sword and shield is in the background. Probably of English manufacture, the knocker is 5" long and 2" wide.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Unless otherwise specified, the items are in good condition. Here are the exceptions:
1. Some loss of finish can be seen on the top of the humidor. The iron bottom is rusted.
2. The trophy is dented.
3. One piece of wicker has come loss from the head of the carpet beater with the taped handle.
5. Some oxidation can be seen on the base of the stand.
8. Yoke is splitting at the curved part.
9. Rubber bulb is dried out and no longer functional. Brass tubing has a small dent.
11. Door knocker has traces of green paint on it, and the back is rusted.



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Lot 1446

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively bound antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Joseph Allen's "Life of Nelson" (George Routledge and Sons, n.d.), Charles Nordhoff's "Sailor Life on Man of War and Merchant Vessel" (Dodd, Mead & Company Publishers, 1884) and Frank Goodrich's "The History of the Sea: A Graphic Description of Maritime Adventures, Achievements, Explorations, Discoveries and Inventions" (Hubbard Bros., n. d.). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


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

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Lot 1447

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Melvin H. Jackson's "Privateers in Charleston, 1793-1796: An Account of a French Palatinate in South Carolina" (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1969) signed and inscribed by the author, and a first edition of Samuel Eliot Morison's "The Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1783-1860" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 1448

$40

Book Details: This lot of decorative antique literature contains some volumes which are as uncommon as they are handsome. Included is a very small, charming book of poetry; a covetable copy of an Arthurian romance, a tidy little book of 19th c. literary reminiscences, a Bret Harte novel, and a novel with a beautiful Art Nouveau cover. Perhaps most interesting, however, is a little book which is completely plain. Published in 1853, "The Russian Sketch-Book" by Ivan Golovine attempts to explain that exotic and little-known country to westerners.

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


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Lot 1449

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on ship modeling shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Colonial Vessels: Some Seventeenth-Century Sailing Craft" (Barre Publishing Company, 1962, in dust jacket) by William A. Baker, with 3 well-preserved plans in rear pocket, and a first edition of "Model Power Boats" (Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1956) by Norman G. Taylor. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


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

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Lot 1450

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique science books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Richard W. Lodge's "Notes on Assaying and Metallurgical Laboratory Experiments" (John Wiley & Sons, 1911) and Alfred I. Cohn's "Tests and Reagents: Chemical and Microscopical" (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1916). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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

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Lot 1451

$60

Details: This lot of Victorian-era stereo view cards includes 32 that show Niagara Falls and environs in great detail. Winter pictures, with dramatic ice formations, are particularly striking. Eight stereo photographs of Watkins Glen and nearby Havana Glen are also included. With one exception, the Niagara Falls cards are all the standard 7" x 3-3/8". One card, and all the Watkins Glen cards, measure 7" x 4-3/8".

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Condition / Notes: These cards are all in very good condition. There is little fading, and the cards are still mostly flat, not curled.

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Lot 1452

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique compilations of Country Life in America shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection is made up of volumes I to V, containing issues from 1901-1904, with articles on, and illustrations of, such topics as yachting, country clubs, golf, suburban houses, lawn tennis, horses, gardening, automobiles, All issues have intact original color front covers. Each issue also contains a great many illustrated advertisements. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. It should be noted that these volumes bear markings on spine marking volume number and year(s) but show no other institutional markings.

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Lot 1453

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of the American navy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of "Gallant John Barry, 1745-1803: The Story of a Naval Hero of Two Wars" (The Macmillan Company, 1938, in worn dust jacket) by William Bell Clark, and "Pearl Harbor: Why, How, Fleet Salvage and Final Appraisal" (U.S. Government Printing Office, Naval History Division, 1968), and volumes 2, 6, and 9 of "Naval Documents of the American Revolution" (U. S. Government Printing Office, 1966-1986). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 1454

$10

Book Details: Works of anthropology and archaeology make up this lot. Several books are included on Egyptology: one is a collection of black & white photographs from the Cairo Museum with a text in French, and two volumes on Hellenistic Egypt are in German. Also included is Vol. III of a study of the Palace of Nestor at Pylos, and the report of an ethnographic expedition to central Africa in the early 1920s.

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


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Lot 1455

$275

Details: These 46 antique stereo cards offer views of what the Victorian era considered exotic. One of them showing a man riding a camel is even labeled, "Scenes in the Orient." Included are many other views of the Holy Land (or Palestine), Egypt, and panoramic views of Beirut and Odessa (showing the aftermath of the Crimean War). On some of the cards, places mentioned in the Bible are shown, and Biblical stories or parables acted out. Many sites in Jerusalem are pictured, including a marvelous one of a contemporary market. These stereo cards came from the Van Lennep family estate (see below), and Interestingly, the cards were sold by a New York firm, "A.O. Van Lennep Sunday School Teachers' Agency." Presumably, the non-missionary members of that family found other ways to use their connections in the Near East.

Henry J. Van Lennep (1815-1889) was a noted nineteenth century minister, missionary, writer, illustrator, and educator. Born in Smyrna, Van Lennep was educated in the U.S. but returned to Turkey upon ordination, where he served as missionary for 29 years. During this time, he traveled extensively throughout western Asia and Egypt, aided by his proficiency in many languages. A skillful artist, he wrote and illustrated several books based on his travels. Published during a time when public curiosity about "the Orient" was high, these books were very popular, showing the scenery, people, and customs of Asia Minor, and discussing these elements with Biblical and archaeological references. He also illustrated scientific texts with the noted geologist and President of Amherst College, Edward Hitchcock. After losing his sight in 1869, he returned to the U.S., where he spent the last twenty years of his life teaching natural sciences and languages at Ingham University, a women's college in Le Roy, New York, and later serving as co-principal at the Sedgwick Institute in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his son, Edward.

The provenance of this material can be traced directly back to Henry Van Lennep through four generations of his descendants.

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Condition / Notes: These cards in generally good condition. Some show a little fading.

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Lot 1456

$90

Details: This lot of first day covers spans the late 1980s and 1990s. Included are many envelopes with cachets and special postmarks, such as pictorial cancellations and slogan postmarks. There are over 400 individual FDCs in this lot.

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Condition / Notes: These FDCs are all in excellent condition and individual protected in plastic sleeves.

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Lot 1457

$10

Title: The Realization of the Verbal Composition of Speech by Preschool Children
Author: Sof'ja Nikolaevna Karpova
Publisher: Mouton & Co. B. V., Publishers
City: The Hague
Year: 1977
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/275 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, with a typed author-signed letter taped to front endpaper.

Volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Firmly-bound book shows light shelfwear. Three pages have minor ink marginalia. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

Dust jacket shows staining to rear panel and small closed tears to front panel. Previous owner's name is written in upper margin of front panel.

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Lot 1458

$70

Title: Secrets of Polar Travel
Author: Robert E. Peary
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1917
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/313 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design showing polar ship appears on spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates.

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Lot 1459

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). These are 19th-century publisher's leaves and signatures from multiple publications, including a number from the series "Force's Collection of Historical Tracts." Among the titles in this collection are "A Brief Relation of the State of New England, from the Beginning of That Plantation to This Present Year, 1689," "SImplicities Defence against Seven-Headed Policy," "The Revolution in New-England Justified, and the People There Vindicated from the Aspersions Cast upon Them by Mr. John Palmer," and "Samuel Gorton's Letter to Nathaniel Morton." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 1460

$5250

Title: The Oriental Album: Twenty Illustrations in Oil Colors, of the People and Scenery of Turkey, with Explanatory and Descriptive Text.
Author: Henry J. Van-Lennep - Henry John Van Lennep was a noted nineteenth century minister, missionary, writer, illustrator, and educator. Born in Smyrna (present-day Izmir, Turkey), Van Lennep was educated in the U.S. but returned to Turkey upon ordination, where he served as missionary for 29 years. During this time, he traveled extensively throughout western Asia and Egypt, aided by his proficiency in many languages. A skillful artist, he wrote and illustrated several books based on his travels. Published during a time when public curiosity about "the Orient" was high, these books were very popular, showing the scenery, people, and customs of Asia Minor, and discussing these elements with Biblical and archaeological references. He also illustrated scientific texts with the noted geologist and President of Amherst College, Edward Hitchcock. After losing his sight in 1869, he returned to the U.S., where he spent the last twenty years of his life teaching natural sciences and languages at Ingham University, a women's college in Le Roy, New York, and later serving as co-principal at the Sedgwick Institute in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his son, Edward.
Publisher: Anson D. F. Randolph
City: New York
Year: 1862
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 48 pages plus 20 plates
Width: 14.25" Height: 18.5"
Book Details: First and apparently only edition of this scarce 19th-century costume book, a fine example of American lithography and the product of the author's years of missionary work, mainly among the Armenians. Plates by Charles Parsons after drawings by Van-Lennep are accompanied by descriptive text.

"Whatever may be the artistic merit of these "Illustrations," we claim for them that of fidelity and truthfulness. The sketches are all portraits, and every picture has been drawn directly from nature. But we should probably have failed in the attempt to reproduce them for the amusement and instruction of the public, had we not been able to avail ourselves of the valuable experience of Mr. Charles Parsons, of New York, connected with the well-known establishment of Messrs. Endicott & Co., who has patiently overcome the difficulties inherent, especially in this country, to a work of such magnitude and novelty.
We have endeavored, in the descriptive portion of this work, to ignore all that has already been written upon Turkey, and have confined ourselves to the results of our own personal observation. Our space has not allowed us to do more than touch lightly on many important matters, still it is believed that the information contained in these pages will throw considerable light upon Oriental character and social life." (from author's introduction).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pebbled brown cloth, with gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover showing desert travelers and camel. Book shows external wear, with backstrip peeling at head and foot, with minor loss of material. Covers show light soiling. Minor loss also visible at outside corners. Front hinge is cracked. Additional lithographed title page shows foxing at margins. Scattered light foxing can also be seen to versos and margins of plates (heavier on final two plates). Illustrated with 20 well-preserved tissue-guarded chromolithographic costume plates that show bright colors and sharp detail. These include "portraits" of a Turkish effendi, an Armenian piper, a Baghdad merchant, a Jewish merchant, a Circassian warrior and a Druse girl.

The provenance of this material can be traced directly back to Henry Van Lennep through four generations of his descendants.

The items in this lot came to us directly from the Van Lennep family estate, having passed through four generations since Henry J. Van Lennep.




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Lot 1461

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books of theology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Notes on Mediaeval Services in England, with an Index of Lincoln Ceremonies" (Thomas Baker, 1898) by Chr. Wordsworth, and "The Escaped Nun: or, Disclosures of Convent Life; and the Confessions of a Charity. Giving a More Minute Detail of Their Inner Life, and a Bolder Revelation of the Mysteries and Secrets of Nunneries, Than Have Ever Before Been Submitted to the American Public" (De Witt & Davenport, Publishers, 1855). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


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

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