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Lot 1085

$10

Title: Hermaia: A Study in Comparative Esthetics
Author: Colin McAlpin - Colin McAlpin was an English composer, organist and writer of critical essays on music.
Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons Limited
City: London
Year: 1915
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/429 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Two pages display pencil marginalia. Pages are otherwise clean and bright.

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 1086

$50

Title: State of New York, No. 130. In Senate, March 13, 1857. Report of the Secretary of State on the Criminal Statistics of the State of New-York
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: uncredited
City: Albany
Year: 1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 227 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Report consists almost entirely of tables with detailed information and statistics presented by state county.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering on front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers. Previous owner's name can be seen on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.



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Lot 1087

$20

Book Details: This lot contains literature by and about Jews and the Jewish experience. Traditional stories are included, as are poems by Jewish men and women, including Karl Shapiro. "Tales from Seven Ghettos," by Egon Erwin Kisch, is a 1948 first edition. A collectible copy of the Book of Ecclesiastes, illustrated by Ben Shahn, is the highlight of the collection.

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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: $12.50
Lot 1088

$35

Title: William H. Webb: Shipbuilder
Author: Edwin L. Dunbaugh, William duBarry Thomas
Publisher: Webb Institute of Naval Architecture
City: Glen Cove, New York
Year: 1989
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/240 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket 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: $4.50
Lot 1089

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Bibliography of Discographies. Volume 2: Jazz" (R. R. Bowker Company, 1981) signed by author Daniel Allen, Mars Breslow and Dan Guaraldi's "Jazzography: Profiles of Regional Jazz Musicians Who Perform in San Francisco" (Larkdale Press, 2000), signed by Breslow, and "The Guitars of Charlie Christian, Robert Normann, Oscar Aleman (In Europe)" (Jazz Solography Series, Vol. 4, n.d., in original wrappers). 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 1090

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of travel narratives and histories of exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Le Voyage" (Heron Press, Inc., 1930) and a first edition of Rosita Forbes's "Appointment with Destiny" (E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1946). 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: $10.50
Lot 1091

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Tomaso Gropallo's "Navi a vapore ed armamenti italiani dal 1818 ai giorni nostri" (Istituto Grafico Bertello, 1958), "Alandska skeppsportratt i ord och bild: portraits of Aland Sailingships" (Lars Gronstrand. 1978), and a limited edition facsimile reproduction of "Llibre del Consolat de Mar" (Graficas Marinas, 1953, in slipcase). 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: $18.50
Lot 1092

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on history and celebrated theologians shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Jeremiah Bell Jeter's "The Recollections of a Long Life" (The Religious Herald Co., 1891) and Frank C. Haddock's "The Life of George C. Haddock" (Funk & Wagnalls, Publishers, 1887). 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 1093

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of first editions of works by Bret Harte shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the titles "East and West Poems" (James R. Osgood and Company, 1871), "Echoes of the Foot-Hills" (James R. Osgood and Company, 1875), "A Millionaire of Rough-And-Ready and Devil's Ford" ((Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1887), and "The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh and Other Tales" (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889). 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: $6.50
Lot 1094

$35

Title: Bound for Blue Water: Contemporary American Marine Art
Author: J. Russell Jinishian
Publisher: The Greenwich Workshop Press
City: Seymour, Connecticut
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages
Width: 14.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are as new. Preserved in cardboard box.

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 1095

$45

Book Details: While a few books consider naval warfare in earlier centuries, the main thrust of this collection is 20th century sea battles, strategy, navies, and vessels. Battleships and their guns and armaments, submarines, minesweepers and other ships of several eras and nationalities (American, British, German) are considered.

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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 1096

$70

Book Details: Discovery and exploration are featured in this collection of nautical history. Types of boats and ships, descriptions of harbors and cruises, and a useful atlas are all included.

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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 1097

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume limited edition of Tobias Smollet's "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle" (The John Day Company, 1929), with illustrations by Alexander King, and "Chimney-Pot Papers" (Yale U. P., 1919) by Charles S. Brooks, with woodcuts by Fritz Endell. 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 1098

$50

Book Details: Theology and religion is the theme of this lot of books, which has an emphasis on Judaism. Also included are volumes on the religions of the Greeks, the ancient Middle East, the Japanese, the Church of England, and Buddhism. Historically speaking, the Middle Ages is also a sub-topic.

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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: $32.50
Lot 1099

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on ship modeling shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Denis R. H. Browne's "Model Racing Yachts" (John de Graff, Inc., 1950) and George S. Parker's "Five Historic Ships from Plan to Model" (Cornell Maritime Press, 1980, in dust jacket), with fold-out plans. 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 1100

$50

Title: On Horseback through Asia Minor
Author: Fred Burnaby - Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby was an English traveller and soldier.

He was born in Bedford, the son of the Rev. Gustavus Andrew Burnaby of Somerby Hall, Leicestershire, and canon of Middleham in Yorkshire († 15 July 1872), by Harriet, sister of Henry Villebois of Marham House, Norfolk († 1883). His sister Mary married John Manners-Sutton. He was educated at Bedford School, Harrow, Oswestry School (where he was a contemporary with William Archibald Spooner), and in Germany. He entered the Royal Horse Guards in 1859. Finding no chance for active service, his spirit of adventure sought outlets in balloon-ascents and in travels through Spain and Russia. In the summer of 1874 he accompanied the Carlist forces as correspondent of The Times, but before the end of the war he was transferred to Africa to report on Gordon's expedition to the Sudan. This took Burnaby as far as Khartoum. Returning to England in March 1875, he matured his plans for a journey on horseback to the Khanate of Khiva through Russian Asia, which had just been closed to travellers. His accomplishment of this task, in the winter of 1875-1876, described in his book "A Ride to Khiva," brought him immediate fame. His next leave of absence was spent in another adventurous journey on horseback, through Asia Minor, from Scutari to Erzerum, with the object of observing the Russian frontier, an account of which he afterwards published. In the Russo-Turkish War of 1877, Burnaby (who soon afterwards became lieutenant-colonel) acted as travelling agent to the Stafford House (Red Cross) Committee, but had to return to England before the campaign was over.

In 1879 he married Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed, who had inherited her father's lands at Greystones, Ireland. The previously-named Hawkins-Whitshed estate at Greystones is known as The Burnaby to this day. At this point began his active interest in politics, and in 1880 he unsuccessfully contested Birmingham in the Tory-Democrat interest. In 1882 he crossed the English Channel in a hot air balloon. Having been disappointed in his hope of seeing active service in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882, he participated in the Suakin campaign of 1884 without official leave, and was wounded at El Teb when acting as an intelligence officer under General Valentine Baker. This did not deter him from a similar course when a fresh expedition started up the Nile. He was given a post by Lord Wolseley, and met his death in the hand-to-hand fighting of the Battle of Abu Klea. Henry Newbolt's poem "Vitaï Lampada" is often quoted as referring to Burnaby's death at Abu Klea; "The Gatling's jammed and the Colonel's dead...", although it was a Gardner machine gun which jammed.
Publisher: George Munro, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 290 pages plus 18 pages of advertisements
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original wrappers, with front cover showing loss and fragmentation. Text block is firmly bound. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Pages 191 to end of volume show small perforation at lower inside corners.

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 1101

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 1102

$25

Title: Memoir of Mrs. Mary E. Van Lennep, Only Daughter of the Rev. Joel Hawes, D. D., Wife of the Rev. Henry J. Van Lennep, Missionary in Turkey
Author: Louisa Fisher Hawes
Publisher: Wm. Jas. Hamersley
City: Hartford
Year: 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 382 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with gilt lettering and ornamental designs. Book shows external wear, with cracking along lower half of front edge of spine and chipping at its ends. Minor loss of material is also visible at lightly-bumped outside corners. Gilt-edged pages display very sporadic light foxing. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait.

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 1103

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decorative books on art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "French Portrait Engraving of the XVIIth and XVIIIth Centuries" (G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1930) and "The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters and Sculptors" (Harper & Brothers, 1846, numbers 17-19/66-67 of The Family Library) in five volumes.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: $16.50
Lot 1104

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique maps shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a map of Santa Barbara Channel from the early twentieth century, of Yosemite Vally from 1938, a nineteenth-century school map of Palestine (with detached upper portion and tearing to one edge of map), four relief maps of the United States and the United Kingdom from 1888, and an antique wall map with the title "Railway and Highway Map of the Famous Berkshire Hills Region, Showing Villages and Also Points of Interest, from Official Records and Other Information." This map was published by Walter Waston C. E. for the Berkshire Life Insurance Col. of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1883. 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 and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. It should be noted that Berkshire Hills map shows tearing along folds and has small tears at edges, with large closed tear to bottom margin.

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 1105

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on fraternal organizations shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Historical Record of Sagamore Lodge No. 371. Free and Accepted Masons, 1855-1930 (Sagamore Lodge, No. 371, 1930), "The Pennsylvania Digest Containing the Legislation and Decisions of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, and Approved Decisions of the Grand Master Thereof, as well as the General Laws of the Order relating to the Grand Lodge, Subordinate Lodges, Rebekah Lodges and Homes of the Order in Pennsylvania" (Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, 1907), and "History of the Independent Order of Foresters" (Hunter, Rose & Company, 1895) by Oronhyatekha. 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 1106

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Italian and French books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "L'oeuvre libertine des conteurs italiens. Deuxième Partie: Les conteurs du xve siècle: Cornazzano, Masuccio, Le gros Menuisier." (Bibliotheque des Curieux, 1921), with introduction, notes and essay by Guillaume Apollinaire, and "Il pianto de cigni in morte della Fenice de' musici. Il Cavalier Baldassarre Ferri. Dedicato all'eminentiss. Principe Federrico Cardinale Colonna (Stampa Camerale, per il Zecchini, 1680). 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 1107

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on Turkish history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of William Elroy Curtis' "The Turk and His Lost Provinces: Greece, Bulgaria, Servia, Bosnia" (Fleming H. Revell Company, 1903) and Eliot Grinnell Mears's "Modern Turkey: A Politico-Economic Interpretation, 1908-1923, inclusive, with Selected Chapters by Representative Authorities" (The Macmillan Company, 1924), with intact fold-out map. 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: $13.50
Lot 1108

$10

Title: Papers on the Therapeutic Value of Localized Movements
Author: Chas. Fayette Taylor, Wm. R. Fisher
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 39 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique pamphlet is bound in original sewn printed wrappers. Booklet shows soiling and faint staining to covers. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings.

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 1109

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively bound antique books containing American biographies shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Seventeen Golden Years: A Life Sketch of Seth Cook Rees, Junior" (God's Bible School and Revivalist, n.d., in original wrappers) by Paul S. Rees, and "A Memorial of a True Life: A Biography of .... Hugh McAllister Beaver" (The International Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations, 1898). 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 1110

$55

Title: The Naval War of 1812 or the History of the United States Navy during the Last War with Great Britain
Author: Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901-1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1882
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii/498 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: While at Harvard, Roosevelt began a systematic study of the role played by the nascent US Navy in the War of 1812, largely completing two chapters of a book he would publish after graduation. Helped in part by his two uncles, he did his own research using original source materials and official US Navy records. Roosevelt's carefully researched book was comparable to modern doctoral dissertations, complete with drawings of individual and combined ship maneuvers, charts depicting the differences in iron throw weights of cannon shot between American and British forces, and analyses of the differences between British and American leadership down to the ship-to-ship level. Published after Roosevelt's graduation from college, "The Naval War of 1812" was praised for its scholarship and style. This book established Roosevelt's reputation as a serious historian. One modern naval historian wrote: "Roosevelt's study of the War of 1812 influenced all subsequent scholarship on the naval aspects of the War of 1812 and continues to be reprinted. More than a classic, it remains, after 120 years, a standard study of the war."

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in orange cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design to front cover depicting sailing vessel. Ex-library book shows mild external wear, with very minor loss of material at extremities and small abrasions to spine. Call number is written in black at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Front pastedown displays a small tear at each corner. Title page is stamped with previous owner's name and name of library. Call number is written in pencil under author's name. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Scattered foxing can be seen throughout, heavier at ends of text. Illustrated with textual drawings and plates.

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 1111

$35

Title: A Collection of Memorials concerning Divers Deceased Ministers and Others of the People Called Quakers, in Pennsylvania, New-Jersey, and Parts Adjacent, from Nearly the First Settlement Thereof to the Year 1787. With Some of the Last Expressions and Exhortations of Many of Them
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Joseph Crukshank
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1787
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/439 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: History of the earliest Quakers in America, in the form of summaries of the lives of over 120 individual ministers and elders, including both men and women.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing, scuffing and minor loss at extremities. Binding is tight. "Preparative meeting of New Bedford" is neatly written on front flyleaf. Endpapers and preliminary pages display darkening to edges. Scattered light foxing is visible on pages of text.

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 1112

$15

Title: Historia antigua de Mexico
Author: Francisco Javier Clavijero - Francisco Javier Clavijero Echegaray (sometimes Francesco Saverio Clavigero) was a Novohispano Jesuit teacher, scholar and historian. After the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spanish colonies (1767), he went to Italy, where he wrote a valuable work on the pre-Columbian history and civilizations of Mesoamerica and the central Mexican altiplano.

Editor: R. P. Mariano Cuevas
Publisher: Editorial Porrua
City: Mexico City
Year: 1958-1959
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This second edition, revised and enlarged. A title in the series Coleccion de Escritores Mexicanos.

"La Historia Antigua de Mexico" begins with a description of Anahuac, and continues with the story of the Aztec wanderings. It treats of the politics, warfare, religion, customs, social organization and culture of the Aztecs. It establishes for the first time the chronology of the Indian peoples, and concludes with the history of the Conquest up to the imprisonment of Cuauhtémoc.

In contrast to many of his contemporaries, Clavigero promoted a view of the Indigenous as peaceful and good, while heavily criticizing the actions of the Spanish conquistadors. Clavigero's work is seen today as overly sentimental and unreliable, but it is still read by many historians who seek detailed information about early American daily life.
Condition / Notes: Four volumes are bound in original printed wrappers. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Partially uncut pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates.

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 1113

$25

Book Details: This lot of books covers many aspects of religion, including ecclesiastical history, archaeology, Kierkegaard's "Attack Upon Christendom," biographies of Saint Bernardino, Joanna Southcott, and Mary Elizabeth Towneley (Sister Marie des Saint Anges), and literary criticism of medieval religious lyrics. One book, "Magie et Religion" by Raoul Allier, is in French; another, on Vasco da Gama, is in Portuguese.

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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 1114

$90

Details: This ephemera lot is notable for its variety, which ranges from Edgar Allan Poe to David Bowie. Poe is represented by a 1939 facsimile edition of his 1827 poem, "Tamerlane." Bowie appears in two newsprint fan publications, one from his 1978 concert tour and the other undated. An old Paul McCartney poster keeps him company. Other materials in the lot include Ted Williams memorabilia, including a Jackie Robinson first day cover, an 8" x 10" glossy photographs, and large baseball cards. A packet of Vatican stamps, papal ephemera of recent popes (including the short-lived John Paul I)covers and FDCs and Actas is in the lot, as is Bicentennial ephemera, and a postcard from Sonny Bono's reelection campaign for mayor of Palm Springs. A handful a Victorian trade cards in good condition in included, as well as some political ephemera from the Nixon-Eisenhower inauguration and the Libertarian Party. Copies of Mad magazine anthologies from 1964-5, 1978, 1980, and 1981 round out of the lot.

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

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Lot 1115

$110

Details: This antique tool is a lighter for gas lamps and chandeliers, or "gasoliers." It is 34" long, with a brass-trimmed mahogany handle and brass fittings. Note the richly textured relief spiral patterning on the shaft. A pair of slotted, clasping hands worked to turn the key to control the flow of gas, and the wick would have projected from the curved tube.

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Condition / Notes: This item is in good condition, with an intact handle. Note that some of the finish on the brass trim has worn off, and that a fitting to hold the wick is missing.

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Lot 1116

$55

Title: Theoretical Naval Architecture: A Treatise on the Calculations Involved in Naval Design
Author: Samuel J. P. Thearle
Publisher: William Collins, Sons, and Co., Limited
City: London
Year: 1877
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set consisting of a text volume (whose measurements are given elsewhere) and a plate volume (measuring approximately 8.75" x 10.5"). Both volumes are bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Both books show moderate external wear. First volume (containing text) has cracked rear hinge. Second volume is soundly bound. Interiors are clean and without markings.

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Lot 1117

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the booklet containing a Civil War regiment roster shown in the corresponding image(s). No compiler or publisher is indicated. Text reads as follows:

Several members of the 157th Regiment N. Y. Vols. met at Syracuse, N. Y., January 31, 1866, and perfected a permanent organization of the survivors of the regiment, to be known as the "157th N. Y. V. Regimental Association," the object of which was to hold an annual meeting or reunion, to continue as long as a single member is left, and all books and papers belonging to the association falling into his hands to be turned over by him to the Bureau of Military Statistics, at Albany, N. Y. Any former member of the regiment whose record was honorable is eligible to membership.


This small volume has 14 unnumbered pages, of which 9 contain an alphabetical listing of those men who served in the regiment. No publication date is provided. One of the officers listed has date of his passing given as April 8, 1881, being the latest date to appear in the roster.


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Condition / Notes: Small book is bound in leatherette. Covers show light soiling. Soundly bound volume measures approximately 4.25" x 5.75".

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Lot 1118

$45

Title: Benjamin Franklin: His Autobiography; with a Narrative of His Public Life and Services
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.", H. Hastings Weld
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1848
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/549 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: First issued in monthly parts. Frequently reprinted; the last, New York. 1859.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather, with gray cloth-covered boards and gilt-lettered spine with raised bands and decorative designs. Book shows external wear, with staining and rubbing to covers and minor chipping to spine. Small stain is visible on upper portion of fore edge of final pages and rear endpaper. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Previous owner's inscription can be seen on blank preliminary page. Pages display occasional foxing. Contains frontispiece, illustrated half-title page, plates and numerous in-text illustrations by J. G. Chapman.

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Lot 1119

$60

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 "Square-Riggers on Schedule: The New York Sailing Packets to England, France, and the Cotton Ports" (Princeton U.P., 1938) by Robert Greenhalgh Albion, and "The East India Marine Society and the Peabody Museum of Salem: A Sesquicentennial History" (Peabody Museum, 1949). 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 1120

$100

Details: This collection of antique ephemera and sheet music includes some unexpected wooden items. Prominent in this lot are two folding fans, including one made of carved Japanese sandalwood. When folded, this fan is 8" long. The other fan has a leaf of bronze-tone metallic paper, backed with ivory moire satin. The ribs and outside guards are light and glossy, and resemble satinwood. This fan is 10" long when folded.

Two other antique, wooden items are included in this lot: a mid-19th century olive wood souvenir box from Palestine, with a Hebrew inscription; and a hand-carved letter opener, Asian in origin, with a decorative handle that could be a fish or a dragon. The box measures 10" x 3.5" x 2.25", and the letter opener is 9" long. A vintage humidor, not antique, is also part of this lot (11" x 8" x 3.5").

Paper material in this lot includes a collection of songs by the Victorian-era American composer, H. Martyn Van Lennep, some antique high school study guides, and a letter in Arabic, written on laid paper, and likely dating from the 1700s or early 1800s. Some tiny books books of literature round out the lot.

This lot is part of the Lennep family estate, and other items from this remarkable family appear in this auction. H. Martyn Van Lennep was the son of Henry J. Van Lennep (1815-1889), a noted missionary, writer, illustrator, and educator.

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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Condition / Notes: The satinwood fan is in very good condition with no damage, and the wooden box and humidor are also in good condition. Most of the sheet music is in excellent condition. As with all the ephemera in these lots, other items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 1121

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of the Middle East shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are E. Alexander Powell's "In Barbary: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and the Sahara" (Century Co., 1926), with intact fold-out color maps, and Harry Charles Lukach's "The Fringe of the East: A Journey through Past and Present Provinces of Turkey" (Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913). 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.


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Lot 1122

$250

Title: Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life Written by Himself, together with Essays, Humorous, Moral & Literary, Chiefly in the Manner of the Spectator
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: G. G. J. and J. Robinson
City: London
Year: 1794
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce stated third edition of this work.

Antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine labels. Books show external wear, with cracking/chipping and minor loss to spines. Loss also visible at ends of spines. Small drop stains can be seen on rear covers. Edges also present wear, with minor scuffing and loss. Bindings are sound. Endpapers and blank preliminary pages display darkening at edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Each volume has engraved title page with portrait of Franklin in fur cap.

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Lot 1123

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on celebrated seamen, sailors and explorers shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Colon y la historia postuma" (Imprenta y Fundicion de M. Tello, 1885) by Cesareo Fernandez Duro, a limited edition of "John Paul Jones in Russia" (Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927, in dust jacket) by F. A. Golder, and a limited edition of "The Papers of Francis Gregory Dallas, United States Navy, Correspondence and Journal, 1837-1859" (The De Vinne Press, 1917). 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 1124

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are N. Davis' "Carthage and Her Remains: Being an Account of the Excavations and Researches on the Site of the Phoenician Metropolis in Africa, and Other Adjacent Places (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1861, with significant external wear) and "Life of Prince Talleyrand, with Extracts from His Speeches and Writings" (C. Scribner, 1857) by Charles K. McHarg. 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 1125

$35

Title: Camp Fires of the Twenty-Third: Sketches of the Camp Life, Marches, and Battles of the Twenty-Third Regiment, N. Y. V. , during the Term of Two Years in the Service of the United States; Statistics of the Enlistments, Elections, Promotions, Sick, Discharged, Killed and Wounded, and All Valuable Information connected with the Regiment
Author: Pound Sterling
Publisher: Davies & Kent, Printers
City: New York
Year: 1863
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 196 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "That is always most dear to us in which we have acted a part or borne a hand. So the incidents of our camp - the picket - the excitement and suffering of the march - the stories around the camp fires - the wild excitement of the battle-field - have a deep, stirring interest to us who have acted our part in the drama; who have stood shoulder to shoulder through all their terrors, in victory and defeat, in hope or fear. No outsider can tell us of our own peculiar interest in them - none can feel for us the joy or sorrow, the dejection or exultation, as unitedly we have toiled and fought against the enemy.
It is with this conviction that your companion-in-arms has heaped together these familiar incidents, that when we have laid aside the musket and "harness of war" -stripped off the blue - donned the citizen - returned to our peaceful homes, and joyfully, thankfully joined the circle of loved ones around the old hearth-stone, we can bring up the past years of absence and peril, and make the present brighter and happier.
To the Twenty-third Regiment, then, this little book is affectionately dedicated." (Preface, dated April 25th, 1863).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with soiling and small black stains to covers. Binding is firm. Front endpaper shows markings. Inscription in pencil appears on front flyleaf. Lightly age-toned pages display sporadic foxing.

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