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Lot 1042

$15

Title: Photo Etching for Modellers
Author: Azien Watkin, Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

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: $50.50
Lot 1043

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on naval architecture & ship design shown in the corresponding image(s) The titles in this collection are Carl Olof Cederlund's "Vasa I: The Archaeology of a Swedish Warship of 1628" (National Maritime Museums of Sweden, 2006), with book showing shelfwear; John McKay's "The Hudson's Bay Company's 1835 Steam Ship Beaver" (Vanwell Publishing Limited, 2001), in case with folding outboard profile in shrink wrap; "Deane's Doctrine of Naval Architecture, 1670" (Conway Maritime Press, 1981), edited by Brian Lavery, accompanied by three folding blueprints. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books and accompanying material 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: $15.50
Lot 1044

$25

Book Details: This collection of antique books on theology and religion an 18th century edition of the Psalms, an 1811 French catechism, an 1815 copy of "Pilgrim's Progress," an 1860 collection of sermons and speeches, and the 1885 autobiography of Mark Rutherford.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1045

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of official United States government reports from the 19th century shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains issues from the series of reports of the Secretary of the Navy to Congress from 1867, 1871, and 1877, and "Messages of the President of the United States and Accompanying Documents" from the years 1866, 1868, and 1869. All of these last three contain sections with reports by the Secretary of the Navy. 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: $10.50
Lot 1046

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on naval warfare shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Pocket Battleships of the Deutschland Class" (Greenhill Books/Naval Institute Press, 2000) by Gerhard Koop & Klaus-Peter Schmolke, and Robert Gardiner's "Frigates of the Napoleonic Wars" (Naval Institute Press, 2000). 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: $15.50
Lot 1047

$30

Book Details: These decorative antique books are all a shade of green. With the exception of "The Legends of the Rhine," they are all novels, including works by Olive Schreiner and T.F. Powys.

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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: $9.50
Lot 1048

$40

Book Details: This large collection of books on art and design is more focused on anecdotes and biographies of artists, and discussions of art criticism and theory, than it is on merely showcasing artists' work. The emphasis is slanted toward modern art and design, and English work gets particular attention. Artists considered include Cezanne, Henry Moore, Jean Arp, Franz Kline, Eric Gill, Paul Gauguin, Picasso, and Richard Neutra.

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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: $45.50
Lot 1049

$35

Book Details: These books on nautical history give special consideration to the histories of the navies of the world. The legacy of fighting ships, reaching all the way up to the 20th century, is considered. A few slightly off-topic volumes, e.g., books on U-boats and dive bombers, add piquancy to the lot.

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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: $51.00
Lot 1050

$10

Title: True Legacy
Author: John David Scott
Publisher: Self-published
City: Fort Worth
Year: 1982
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 240 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: A biography of one of the leading business figures in the 20th. century Texas oil industry, W. A. "Monty" Moncrief.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition biography bearing the signatures of both its subject, Texas oilman William Alvin Moncrief, and its author. Mr. Moncrief's authograph appears on limitated page (no number provided) and at the end of inscription on front flyleaf that reads "To Claude & Nadine Wild / War regards & best wishes! / Monty." That of Mr. Scott can be seen on tipped-in typed letter and note at front of volume.


Volume is bound in maroon cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Contains a large section of photo illustrations.

Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear, with two small closed tears along bottom edge of verso that have been repaired.

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 1051

$70

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 a two-volume first edition of "The Last of the Windjammers" (Charles E. Lauriat Company, 1927) by Basil Lubbock, and a first edition of "Some Famous Sailing Ships and Their Builder Donald McKay" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928) by Richard C. McKay. 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: $16.50
Lot 1052

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of the British navy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas' "A History of the Royal Navy from the Earliest Times to the Wars of the French Revolution" (Richard Bentley, 1847) in two volumes, and "Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816" (Navy Records Society, 1905), edited by Julian S. Corbett. 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 1053

$80

Details: This lot of antique metalwork for the fireplace consists of three items. First is a hammered copper log holder or carrier, hand-made in the Arts & Crafts era at the beginning of the 20th century. This is sometimes also known as Mission style. The log holder is 16" long, 15" wide, and with its handle, 16" high. With it comes a traditionally shaped brass ash bucket. Made in England with a swiveling handle and riveted construction, its age is unknown. It about 11" in diameter and 13" high. Last is a pair of antique brass andirons. They are 17-1/2" high and 16" long, and their age is also unknown.
Condition / Notes: These pieces are all in generally good, albeit dirty, condition. Please note that the log carrier has a small hole in the bottom (see photo).

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: $33.50
Lot 1054

$10

Title: Thomas Toomey: The History of an Irish Boy
Author: Miss. H. G. Brittan
Publisher: Thomas Whittaker
City: New York
Year: circa 1890
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 43 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Booklet shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece and plate.

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 1055

$60

Title: the Bible
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: American Bible Society
City: New York
Year: 1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1588
Width: 8" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This fine but relatively plain volume was the family Bible of the missionaries Henry J. Van Lennep and his third wife, Emily Ann Bird. Their marriage and the births and deaths of their children are recorded in it. It contains six bookmarks (in addition to the bound-in one): a cruciform celluloid one with German writing, and five silk ribbon bookmarks, four with die-cut decorations and embroidered embellishments, and the fifth printed with a memorial portrait of President Lincoln.

This Bible is in very good condition, with the usual wear around the edges, but the binding and spine are firm.

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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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 1056

$60

Details: This collection of antique leather horse brasses, harness and bridle components, and miscellaneous tack features some innovative designs and quality workmanship in brass casting. Six individual pieces are present: an unattached, bell-shaped horse brass; a large, 6" x 8" leather-backed farrier's emblem adorned with tools of the horseshoer's trade; a red leather strap with decorative buttons culminating in a rampant lion brass; a wide leather strap with three brasses; a sallong with four brasses; and a well-made, heavy cast bell with a beautifully clear, loud tone. The large, round brasses are about 3.5" in diameter, and the bell is 4.5" tall. The These items appear to date from the latter part of the 19th century.

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Condition / Notes: With the exception of a small piece broken off the left leg of the horseshoe on the farrier's emblem (see photo), the brasswork is all in very good condition. The leather is dry, but intact.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 1057

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on New England nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Old-Time Ships of Salem" (Essex Institute, 1922) and "The Sailing Ships of New England, 1607-1907" (J. William Eckenrode, 1953) by John Robinson and George Francis Dow. 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: $12.50
Lot 1058

$175

Book Details: This large reference lot covers much anthropology and history, with sub-topics including exploration; the Middle East, Judaism, and Islam; naval history, politicians (e.g., Roscoe Conkling, Charles Sumner) railways, and a handful of books on the tantalizing myth of Atlantis.

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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: $56.50
Lot 1059

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique nautical reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited facsimile edition of Darcy Lever's 1819 "The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor; or, a Key to the Leading of Rigging, and to Practical Seamanship" (Charles E. Lauriat Company, 1938), M. F. Maury's "The Physical Geography of the Sea" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1858), with numerous fold-out plates at rear of volume, and J. W. Norie's "A Complete Epitome of Practical Navigation, Containing All Necessary Instruction for Keeping a Ship's Reckoning at Sea" (Charles Wilson, 1864). 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 1060

$60

Details: This lot of first day covers has some unusual items in it. A major theme of this lot is aviation, with many covers celebrating air mail, pilots, airplanes, balloons, zeppelins, or space flight. A complete set of 20 jumbo, stamped postcards from the 1998 "Classic American Aircraft" set is also included. Most are from the 1980s, but there are a number of interesting older envelopes as well, dating from the 1930s, 1940s, or 1950s; and a few foreign ones from Austria, Vatican City, and Belgium. Two FDCs mark the 1977 end of the Railway Post Office which ran between New York City and Washington, D.C. All told, there are about 350 FDCs in this lot.

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Condition / Notes: These covers are in very good to excellent condition. A few are preserved in individual plastic sleeves.

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 1061

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books-on-books and books on literary historyshown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Catalogue of the Private Library of Mr. George S. Davis" (Uncredited, 1890, binding detaching) and "An Index to Periodical Literature" (Charles B. Norton, 1853) by Wm. Fred. Poole. 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 1062

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of the state of New York shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Stewart Mitchell's "Horatio Seymour of New York" (Harvard U. P., 1938) and "Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York 1871 (Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers, 1871), with intact fold-out frontispiece map( with small closed tear). 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 the shelf lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1063

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Edward S. Ellis "The Daughter of the Chieftain: The Story of an Indian Girl" (M. A. Donahue & Company, n.d.), "The China Aster or Youth's Book of Varieties. Volume IV" (S. H. Colesworthy, 1847), and Bob McNagny's "Noah's Nightmare" (The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, 1926, with front board separated from shaken text block). 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: $12.50
Lot 1064

$130

Details: Hand-knotted primarily in soft red, blue, and gold on a dark brown ground, the natural vegetable dyes used to color this antique oriental rug have aged beautifully, tempering the effect of its lively geometric pattern. The rug measures 45" x 86" or roughly, about 4' x 7'.

This rug is part of the Van Lennep family estate, and may have accompanied the family on their return from Turkey in 1869.

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.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This rug is in generally good condition for its age. Please note that it is not perfectly rectangular, and that the larger end is missing a piece and its fringe. There are some threadbare spots along the sides. These conditions are often found in rugs of this age.

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 1065

$60

Title: Qvinnan bland mormonerna. En fran Utah flyktad Mormon-Hustrus anteckningar om denna sekts sociala, administrativa och religiosa forhallanden
Author: Maria Ward
Translor: G. G. Oldenurg
Publisher: Expeditionen af Konversations-Lexikon hos Schuck & Josephson
City: Stockholm
Year: 1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 384 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with leather tips to outside corners of boards. Spine displays gilt lettering and ruling. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and soiling to covers and minor loss at edges. Front hinge is cracked. Light soiling is visible on rear endpaper. Faint water marking appears along top edge of preliminary pages and initial pages of text. Scattered light foxing can be seen on pages. Pages 371 to 374 show loss of upper right corner, without loss of text. Illustrated with double-page frontispiece and one additional plate.

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 1066

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of William Barry Meany's "Commodore John Barry, the Father of the American Navy: A Survey of Extraordinary Episodes in His Naval Career" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1911) and James Barnes's "David G. Farragut" (Small, Maynard & Company, 1899). 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: $8.50
Lot 1067

$15

Title: Ephemerides politiques, litteraires et religieuses, presentant pour chacun des jours de l'annee un tableau des evenemens remarquables qui datent de ce meme jour dans l'histoire de tous les siecles et de tous les pays, et commencant au 1 septembre 1796, pour finir au 1 septembre 1797. Mois de novembre
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: H. Neuville
City: Paris
Year: 1796
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 272 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to spine labels. Book shows significant external wear, with cracking and chipping along front edge of spine, soiling and rubbing to covers. Minor loss of material is visible at lightly bumped outside corners. Hinges are cracked. Front flyleaf of marbled endpaper has been excised. Pages show marginal moisture markings and scattered foxing 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: $4.50
Lot 1068

$120

Title: Bibliotheque physico-economique, instructive et amusante
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Buisson, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1787
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: A scarce French annual covering a variety of topics, such as rural economy, new scientific discoveries, medicine, agriculture, wine making, potato growing, cheese making, veterinary medicine and more. This edition contains contributions from Benjamin Franklin on the use of corn in feeding men and animals and a piece containing conjectures on the weather. In the piece on weather he posits that "the atmosphere contained layers of warmth and cold." He hypothesized "a region high in the air over all countries, where it is always Winter." He believed that cold zone formed hail and snow and counterbalanced warmth from the sun and spoke of the "constant fog over all Europe" in the summer of 1783. This fog occluded Europe and brought on an early winter, a surprise to many but not Franklin. Other contributors included Pitt and Crevecoeur.

Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in the original marbled wrappers with printed paper spine labels. The volumes show external age/wear, with the spine and label of volume one worn. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring untrimmed edges. The work includes five fold-out engravings. The fold-out engravings at the end of volume one show some moisture indications, and there is a small moisture indication on the beginning pages of volume one. An antique ink signature from a previous owner is present on both title pages.



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Lot 1069

$55

Book Details: Studies and expeditions in archaeology and anthropology in many different parts of the world are reported in this collection of books. Areas covered include La Calsada in Mexico, Easter Island, Palenque, Great Britain, India, the Cyclades, the Philippines (complete with large map showing the locations of the different ethnic groups).

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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: $18.50
Lot 1070

$35

Details: Antique desk and filing equipment comprises this lot. Included are two inkwells, a leather desk organizer, and two oak letter file boxes.

The square inkwell is made of ribbed glass which forms an outer shell around a small, conical well for the ink. This has a metal overlay with an Art Nouveau grapevine motif. The round inkwell is cast iron, with a built-in holder for three pens. It has a doughnut-shaped glass insert to weight it, and a separate glass well for the ink. This piece has a patent date of Sept. 1878.

The leather desk organizer could easily have been used for traveling. It measures 12" x 6.5" x has a small blotter, pockets for papers, a portable, spring-lidded inkwell with original insert, pen holder, and a lidded box for stamps.

The letter files were designed to be hung on a wall, to organize papers like a small filing cabinet. They are marked "Tapley's Self-Indexing Letter File," and have a patent date of April 1879. Made of oak, they have brass hardware and hinges, and spring closures. They measure 11" x 12.5" x 3.5" and have pre-drilled holes for hanging.
Condition / Notes: These items are dirty and in need of restoration. The square inkwell is missing its lid, and the cast iron inkwell is thoroughly oxidized. The leather desk set has dried out. The finish on the letter files shows water damage.

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: $19.50
Lot 1071

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Schools and Schoolmasters. From the Writings of Charles Dickens" (A. S. Barnes & Company, 1871), edited by T. J. Chapman, and G. P. R. James's "Dark Scenes of History" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1850). 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 1072

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John Brocklesby's "Elements of Physical Geography, together with a Treatise on the Physical Phenomena of the United States" (E. H. Butler & Co., 1890) and "A Complete Treatise on Practical Arithmetic; and Book-Keeping, Both by SIngle and Double Entry. Applied to the Use of Schools" (J. Johnson et al., 1806). 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 1073

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Une journee d'enfant: compositions inedites" (J. W. Bouton, 1884) by Adrien Marie, with plates by Dujardin, and "The Children's Almanac for 1879-80-81-82-83" (D. Lothrop and Company, 1878), edited by Ella Farman, with original poems by Lonfellow, Whittier, and others. 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 1074

$30

Details: This pristine lot consists of about 160 United States postal first day covers (FDCs) preserved in plastic sleeves. These are all dated 1999 and 2000.

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Condition / Notes: The items in this collection are immaculate.

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Lot 1075

$50

Details: This lot of postal first day covers spans the years 1989-93, and consists of nearly 500 envelopes individually marked by the USPS . Most of these covers have cachets and special postmarks, some pictorial cancellations; and most refer to an American stamp expo or club.

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Condition / Notes: These first day covers are in excellent condition, preserved in individual plastic sleeves.

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Lot 1076

$40

Book Details: Most of these antique children's books are large volumes, which providing space for amusing illustrations. Included among them is "Number Six Joy Street," with pictures by different artists tipped-in; the 1886 "Girl's Own Annual," which schooled young ladies in what was appropriate for them; "Young Folks Travels in Asia and Africa" (1888); "Frank Leslie's Christmas Book" (1888); and a compendium from 1937, "Chatterbox." Two smaller books, one a novel about the War of 1812 and the other a memoir about a monkey fill out the lot.

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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 1077

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Edgar J. March's "Spritsail Barges of Thames and Medway" (David & Charles, 1970) and "Some Recollections by Captain Charles P. Low" (Geo. H. Ellis Co., 1905). 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 1078

$325

Details: Hand-knotted primarily in soft red and gold with blue and dark brown accents, the natural vegetable dyes used to color this antique oriental rug have aged beautifully, tempering the effect of its bold geometric pattern. The rug measures 41-1/2" x 60" or roughly, about 3-1/2' x 5'. Note that the ends of the rug are finished in a flat or kilim-style weave.

This rug is part of the Van Lennep family estate, and may have accompanied the family on their return from Turkey in 1869.

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.

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Condition / Notes: This rug is in good condition for its age. There are no threadbare spots. Please note a small, nickel-sized hole near one end (see photo).

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Lot 1079

$25

Title: Bible Work in Bible Lands; or, Events in the History of the Syria Mission
Author: Isaac Bird - Rev. Isaac Bird was born in Salisbury, Connecticut, on June 19, 1793. He graduated Yale College and Andover Theological Seminary. In 1822 he sailed to the Middle East as a missionary for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and was principally in Malta, Beirut and Smyrna until 1835, when his wife Ann's ill-health brought them back to the United States. Following his return, Rev. Bird taught at theological seminaries in New England and died in Hartford, Connecticut in 1873.
Publisher: Presbyterian Board of Publication
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1872
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 432 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece map and plates, as well as in text illustrations. 1947 newspaper clipping with photo of the garden of Gethsemane is laid in.

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Lot 1080

$175

Book Details: This lot approaches nautical history through model-building. Discussions of models and how-to books range from general guides to model ships and boats to very specific considerations of topics and problems in model-making.

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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 1081

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of colletible vintage & antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection is a scarce edition of "The Bard of the Dimbovitza: Romanian Folk-Songs Collected from the Peasants" (James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1892) by Helen Vacaresco, translated by Carmen Sylva and Alma Strettell, and hand illustrated by David E. Cronin. Also present in this group is a first edition of Alfred Noyes' "Dick Turpin's Ride and Other Poems (Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1927, in dust jacket).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 1082

$425

Details: These whimsical, antique bronze bookends were cast by William F. Boogar (1893-1958), a noted American sculptor whose works include the Pilgrim's Landing tablets in Provincetown, MA and the Children's Fountain in Wawbeck, WI. Depicting the Aesop fable of the fox and the grapes, the bookends measure 6-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 2-3/4". They have a lovely, untouched patina. Both are signed.
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Condition / Notes: These bookends are in very good condition with no damage or repairs. They have not been cleaned. One seems to have a slight curve when seen in profile (see photos).

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Lot 1083

$50

Title: A Voyage round the World
Author: Louis de Bougainville - Louis Antoine, Comte de Bougainville was a French admiral and explorer. A contemporary of James Cook, he took part in the French and Indian War against Britain. He later gained fame for his expeditions to settle the Falklands Islands and his voyages into the Pacific Ocean.
Publisher: N. Israel / Da Capo
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1967
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxviii/476 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce facsimile of a 1772 translation of Louis de Bougainville's "Voyage autour du monde" (1771), the first English-language edition.

This volume, a co-publication of N. Israel and Da Capo Press, appears as number 12 of the series Bibliotheca Australiana.

Volume is bound in imitation vellum, with gilt-lettered inlaid dark blue plates to spine and front cover. Book shows lightly-bumped lower outside corners. Otherwise in excellent condition.
Illustrated with fold-out maps.



Transparent plastic wrapper displays wear, with tears to lower edges and head of spine.



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Lot 1084

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a three-volume "History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror Hernando Cortes" (David McKay, Publisher, 1891) by William H. Prescott, and "The Magic Island" (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929, with water markings to spine and rear cover) by W. B. Seabrook, illustrated with drawings by Alexander King and photographs by the author. 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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