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Lot 1126

$15

Title: A Life of Matthew Fontaine Maury, U. S. N. and C. S. N. Author of "Physical Geography of the Sea and Its Meteorology"
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Diana Fontaine Maury Corbin
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Limited
City: London
Year: 1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 326 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Matthew Fontaine Maury (January 14, 1806 - February 1, 1873), United States Navy, was an American astronomer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, and educator.

He was nicknamed "Pathfinder of the Seas" and "Father of Modern Oceanography and Naval Meteorology" and later, "Scientist of the Seas," due to the publication of his extensive works in his books, especially "The Physical Geography of the Sea" (1855), the first extensive and comprehensive book on oceanography to be published. Maury made many important new contributions to charting winds and ocean currents, including ocean lanes for passing ships at sea.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book has taped call number panel at foot of spine. Otherwise volume displays light external wear. Binding is tight. Library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Name of library stamped at bottom of title page and on bottom edge of text block. Card pocket and bar code are visible on rear pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait.

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Lot 1127

$15

Details: There are four pieces of antique framed art photographs and prints in this lot, plus a small original watercolor.
1. A photograph of a horse, signed T. Webster (17" x 16").
2. A hand-tinted photograph of Yosemite (10" x 12").
3. A Frederic Remington print of an indian a canoe hunting a moose (19" x 13").
4. A hand-tinted photograph of thatched, Cotswold style house (also called Tudor or storybook style), copyright 1897 by A.W. Elson & Co. of Boston (15.5" x 12.5").
5. A mid-19th c. original watercolor of a deer, painted inside an ornate, commercially printed "lace" border (12" x 9.5").

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Condition / Notes: These pictures are all in good condition, with some of the frames showing wear consistent with age.

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Lot 1128

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on naval battles shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Naval Battles, Ancient and Modern" (J. C. McCurdy & Co., Publishers, 1883) by Edward Shippen, and "Navies and Nations: A Review of Naval Developments since the Great War" (Constable & Company Ltd., 1927) by Hector C. Bywater. 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 1129

$40

Title: The Journals of Ashley Bowen (1728-1813) of Marblehead
Author: Ashley Bowen
Editor: Philip Chadwick Foster Smith
Publisher: The Colonial Society of Massachusetts
City: Boston
Year: 1973
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is 1 of 500 sets published by The Colonial Society of Massachusetts in cooperation with Peabody Museum of Salem.

Volumes are bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to spines. Books are in excellent condition. Illustrated.


Cardboard slipcase displays light wear, with separating along a portion of one edge of top panel.

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Lot 1130

$45

Title: "From Keel to Truck": A Marine Dictionary in English, French and German Amply Illustrated by Explanatory Diagrams of the Most Important Details for the Use of Ship-Owners, -Builders, -Brokers, Insurance-Societies, Average-staters, Barristers, Solicitors, Translators, Surveyors, Masters, Mates, Engineers, Naval-schools, Nautical Journalists, etc.
Author: Henry Paasch
Publisher: Self-published
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 206 pages plus civ of index
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: A scarce marine dictionary, with translations in English, French and German. Each page contains three columns of text with each translation. The standard marine polyglot of the period.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Front cover displays elaborate pictorial designs. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is sound. Previous owners' names and stamp of the International World's Fair of 1885 appear on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and full-page plates with captions in three languages.

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Lot 1131

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage decoratively bound books on Italian history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume "Italy in the Thirteenth Century" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1912) by Henry Dwight Sedgwick, and "Naples: The City of Parthenope and Its Environs" (Dana Estes and Company, 1894) by Clara Erskine Clement. 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: $20.50
Lot 1132

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books in Portuguese and Spanish shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a number by Eca de Queiroz, including a two-volume "Uma campanha alegre" (Lello & Irmao - Editores, 1969) and "Cartas ineditas de Fradique Mendes e mais paginas esquecidas" (Llelo & Irmao - Editores, 1973. Also present are four copies of Humberto Pinera Llera's "Panorama de la filosofia cubana" (Union Panamericana, 1960). 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 1133

$20

Title: The Telluric Manual: A Guide to the Study of Swigert's Lunar Tellurian
Author: B. S. Lobdell
Publisher: Central School Supply House
City: Chicago
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 173 pages plus 3 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: "This little book is designed to serve as a guide to the study of the Tellurian. The language used is simple, and the experiments with the Tellurian will enable the pupil to readily understand some of the phenomena regarding the sun, earth, moon, and the stars that have attracted his attention and become a mystery to him."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth, with stamped silver lettering to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains numerous in-text illustrations.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1134

$500

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique compilations of Harper's Weekly shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain issues from the first half of 1860, issues for the entire year of 1881, and for parts of 1884 and 1888. Profusely illustrated, with full- and double-page illustrations, these magazines deal with issues of particular note, such as those relating to the antecedents of the American Civil War, slavery, African-Americans, as well as the establishment of relations with Japan in the earliest compilation, and, in the remaining volumes, with the development of the political culture of the United States in the 1880's. It should be noted in this regard that a number of these issues contain cartoons by Thomas Nast on political matters. 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: $29.50
Lot 1135

$15

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 "Pilots: The World of Pilotage Under Sail and Oar: Vol. 2 Schooners and Open Boats of the European Pilots and Watermen" and "Les genies de la mer" (Musee du Quebec/Musee National de la Marine). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are as new, with a number still in shrink wrap.

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Lot 1136

$90

Title: The Naval Cutter Alert 1777
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1991
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: This is a title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.

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Lot 1137

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the 1943 issue of Spring, the annual publication of the Analytical Psychology Club of New York shown in the corresponding image(s). This magazine contains the articles "The Psychological Aspects of the Mother Archetype" by C. G. Jung and "Integrating the Evil" by Henry R. Zimmer.

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Condition / Notes: Magazine is bound in original stiff green wrappers. Cloth backstrip shows substantial wear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 1138

$175

Title: The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, &c. Prose and Political
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Matthew Carey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1787
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 576 pages
Width: 5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare compilation of the a very early American magazine, containing issues from January to June of 1787. This collection lacks title page and first 8 pages of first issue.

Antique volume is bound in full leather. Recased book shows extensive wear. Darkened spine label is still attached. Binding is firm. Pages are chipped throughout on fore edge, with text loss.

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 1139

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Some Noted Princes, Authors, and Statesmen of Our Time" (The Henry Bill Publishing Company, 1886) and Carl Justi's "Diego Velazquez and His Times" (H. Grevel & Co., 1889, ex-library volume with taping to spine), translated by A. H. Keane and revised 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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Lot 1140

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the pair of antique compilations of Illustrated Christian Weekly shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines are profusely illustrated, with numerous plates depicting landscapes, such as Yosemite Valley, Niagara Falls, an erupting Mount Etna, and dramatic and religiously-inspired scenes. Advertisements are also well illustrated. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. It should be noted that the 1888 volume shows significant wear to spine and that a small number of pages display excising.

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 1141

$35

Title: The Yachtsman's Annual Guide and Nautical Calendar: An International Encyclopedia of Instructions and Information for Yachtsmen and Motor Boat Owners
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Clarence B. Hogg, Publisher
City: Boston
Year: 1915
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 394 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed yellow wrappers. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and minor tears/creasing along edges. Dealer's stamp is faintly visible in upper right corner of front cover. Binding is solid. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated. Includes a number of well-preserved fold-out maps and broadsides.

Sixteen-page pamphlet with illustrated advertisements is laid in.

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Lot 1142

$60

Book Details: This collection of vintage 20th century literature has some uncommon titles and unusual authors in it. Among them are Olive Schreiner, Bertrand Russell, Ronald Firbank, and La Fontaine. All are in their original dust-jackets, some of which show the characteristic styles of their time.

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Condition / Notes: These books 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 1143

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on U. S. naval history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Life in a Man-Of-War or Scenes in "Old Ironsides" during Her Cruise in the Pacific" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927), a first edition of the autobiography "Yankee Skipper: The Life Story of Joseph A. Gainard, Captain of the City of Flint" (Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1940), inscribed by the author, and "Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute, Volume XVI, No. 2" (1890), with 7 vessel type folding 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.

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Lot 1144

$25

Book Details: Antique natural history, botany, zoology, and general appreciation for nature characterize this lot. Prominent among them is a 1920 publication of the American Museum of Natural History on dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures by Frederic A. Lucas. An 1860 "Lectures on Natural History" attempts to outline a comprehensive approach, through a consideration of nature's relationships to "Intellect, Taste, Wealth, and Religion" (P.A. Chadbourne). Other volumes include "The Story of Animal Life," by B. Lindsay (1902); "Voices of Nature," by Caroline Martineau (1901); "The Intelligence of Animals, with Illustrative Anecdotes," by Ernest Menault (1872); and "Nature's Invitation," by Bradford Torrey (1904).

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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 1145

$20

Title: Le vaisseau de 74 canons: traite pratique d'art naval - Jean Boudriot
Author: Jean Boudriot
Publisher: Editions des 4 Seigneurs
City: Grenoble
Year: 1973-1977
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 10" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: This French-language title appears within the "Collection Archeologie Navale Francaise."

The author, Jean Boudriot, is the world's leading authority on French warships of the sailing era and this work has been written to the highest standards of historical accuracy and research, benefiting from Boudriot's remarkable skill as a draughtsman. The author presents a highly detailed examination of the French 74-gun ship of the 18th century, and a large number of differences emerge from its rival and counterpart built in English yards. The 74-gun ship-of-the-line represents the expression of the art of the naval architect and formed the backbone of the fleets in the latter part of the 18th century. Boudriot has based this work on the 74' of around 1780: the ships that fought in the American War of Independence and later in the French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars from 1793 to 1815 - vessels that would have been very familiar to English admirals from Rodney to Nelson. The first volume, Hull Construction, examines the administration of the ports and dockyards, the work of the surveyors, the work of the shipwrights, materials, dockyard installations, hull timbers, fastenings and caulking. It is illustrated with 16 folding plates and 106 drawings, plus tables and a vocabulary of terms used. The second volume, Fitting Out the Hull, covers hull fittings, internal arrangements, ballast and stowage and the warrant-officers' stores. This volume is illustrated with 26 plates (some folding and some in color), plus 107 drawings. The third volume, Masts - Sails - Rigging, deals with these three areas and their maintenance. Other features include general concepts, cost of building, a list of ships in the French Navy in 1780, and a vocabulary. The volume is illustrated with 13 plates (some folding, some in color) and 134 drawings. The final volume, Manning - Shiphandling, describes the officers and crew, their work, life on board, ship-handling, naval evolutions and operations, navigation, and colors and signals. It is illustrated with 17 plates (some folding, some in color) and 167 drawings. There are also tables, a general vocabulary and a useful bibliography.
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in blue cloth, with stamped white lettering to spines and front covers. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are tight. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated, with numerous fold-out plates. Contains glossary of naval terms.

Dust jackets display light shelfwear.

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Lot 1146

$90

Title: The Voyage of the Jeannette: The Ship and the Ice Journals of George W. DeLong, Lietenant-Commander U.S.N., and Commander of the Polar Expedition of 1879-1881
Author: George W. DeLong
Editor: Emma DeLong
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative pictorial designs to spines and front covers. Books show significant external wear, with water markings to fore edges of front and rear covers. Binding of second volume is separating at title page. Stains can be seen to final pages and rear endpaper of first volume (with faint moisture markings to folding map in pocket at rear of volume). (Faint) staining appears on pages of most of second volume. One folded map entitled "The Lena Delta" is laid in. Profusely illustrated.

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Lot 1147

$40

Book Details: This lot of decorative antique literature includes two volumes of fables by La Fontaine, beautifully bound in red half-leather with marbled covers. Similarly bound is "Joe Miller's Jests: Or, The Wits Vade-Mecum." Originally published in 1793 and dedicated, among others to, Alexander Pope, it describes itself as "A Collection of the most Brilliant Jests; the Politest Repartees; the most Elegant Bons Mots, and most pleasant short Stories in the English Language." This reprint dates from 1862, with the claim, "Only a very few copies of this Humourous Book have been reproduced." Also included is an English translation of the plays of Carlo Goldoni. Other very handsome volumes round 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 1148

$20

Title: Tariff, or Rates of Duties Payable from and after the 30th June, 1828 on All Goods, Wares, and Merchandise, Imported into the United States of America
Author: D. S. Lyon
Publisher: O. Halsted
City: New York
Year: 1828
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: lviii/178 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Paper-covered boards show substantial staining, with cracking/chipping along spine edges and loss at corners of boards. Binding is sound. Pages display foxing throughout.

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Lot 1149

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively bound antique books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). A number of these are scarce titles are by/on Benjamin Franklin. Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume "The Prefaces, Proverbs, and Poems of Benjamin Franklin. Originally Printed in Poor Richard's Almanac for 1733-1758" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1890), collected and edited by Paul Leicester Ford, "Benjamin Franklin Printer" (Doubleday, Page & Company, 1917, with new spine) by John Clyde Oswald, and "Autobiography, Reminiscences and Letters of John Trumbull, from 1756 to 1841" (Wiley and Putnam, 1841), published in one volume with "Catalogue of Paintings by Colonel Trumball; including Eight Subjects of the American Revolution, with near Two Hundred and Fifty Portraits of Persons Distinguished in That Important Period." 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 1150

$25

Book Details: This book lot of literary history is dominated by three sets: "History of English Poetry," "Religious Trends in English Poetry," and "Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama," a set of publications from the 1970s. Other material includes critical studies of writers and a book on European children's books.

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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: $55.50
Lot 1151

$60

Book Details: Histories of important navies are prominent in this collection of nautical history, which includes works on the Spanish Armada, the British Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy, particularly at its inception. Although consideration of the Napoleonic era is significant, volumes on modern battleships, cruisers, submarines, and aircraft carriers are also part of this 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 1152

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique philosophy books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero" (The Colonial Press, 1900), translated by Charles Duke Yonge, with a special introduction by Charles Hermann Ohly, and "Die Reize der Frau und ihre Bedeutung fur den Kulturfortschritt" (Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1909) by Hugo Sellheim. 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 1153

$50

Details: There are fifteen antique bottles in this lot, which includes an ink bottle, bitters bottle, beer bottles, milk bottles, and patent medicine bottles.

Four of the milk bottles are pyro-glazed. Two half-pint bottles are from the Pittsfield Milk Exchange. A pint bottle is from D. Worthington's Birchwood Farm. The fourth, quart-sized bottle is from Hillandale Dairy in Great Barrington, MA.

There are three other milk bottles. The quart and half-pint ones are completely plain, but the pint-size one has raised lettering that reads, "Cloverdale Farms Binghamton, NY."

There are two blob-top beer bottles. One (9.25" tall) is embossed with the name of S. Liebmann's Sons Brewery, and the other is from Philip Zaun of Philadelphia, PA (8" tal). The reverse side says, "This bottle not to be sold."

The lone, slender bitters bottle is 8" tall. The square ink bottle is 3" tall.

The tallest (9") of the patent medicine bottles held Hood's Sarsaparilla, made in Lowell, MA. The one with the laundry sprinkler top held a solution of Citrate Magnesia, from the National Magnesia Co. of Brooklyn. The shortest bottle held Fellows' Syrup of Hypophosphites.

Rounding out the lot is a half-gallon bottle of Chemung Spring Water, which is embossed with the figure of an indian.

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Condition / Notes: Condition of these bottles varies considerably. Note that one pyro-glazed half-pint bottle is cracked, and the hypophosphite bottle is bruised. The citrate magnesia bottle is cloudy, and the sarsaparilla bottle has some light clouding as well. Also clouded are the Cloverdale Farms milk bottle and the Zaun beer bottle.

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Lot 1154

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on nautical exploration and endurance sailing shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an autographed and inscribed second edition of "Jottings from a Cruise" (Alan A. Green, 1944, in dust jacket) by Captain Alfred J. Green, an autographed edition of Jean Lacombe's "A moi 'Atlantique!" (Robert Laffont, 1957), and "The Marion and General Greene Expeditions to Davis Strait and Labrador Sea under Direction of the United States Coast Guard, 1928-1931-1933-1934-1935: Scientific Results, Part 2. Physical Geography (Government Printing Office, 1937). 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 1155

$35

Title: Dictionnaire de marine: Anglais-Francais-Allemand-Espagnol-Italien
Author: Henry Paasch
Editor: August Budde, F. E. Matthiesen, Giuseppe Romairone, Pierre Challamel, P. Montojo
Publisher: Augustin Challamel, Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1908
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 803 pages plus 109 plates and clxxxv of index
Width: 11.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce fourth edition of this maritime reference work. The previous editions (published 1885, 1894 and 1901) contained marine terminology in English, French and German. This edition is enlarged with translations of terms in Italian and Spanish.

Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Minor loss of material is visible at corners. Fore edges of front and rear covers display small dents. Hinges are cracked. Book has marbled endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 109 plates, each with multilingual glossary on facing page.

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Lot 1156

$120

Title: Das neue Gesicht der herrschenden Klasse: 60 neue Zeichnungen
Author:
Publisher: Malik-Verlag
City: Berlin
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed paper wrappers, with pictorial designs by Grosz to covers. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling and tears along edges of paper jacket (with loss of material to rear panel along edge with spine). Binding is sound. Unmarked pages are clean and bright.

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Lot 1157

$10

Book Details: This lot of antique music books has all the charm of pop culture -- a century or more removed. Foremost among them is a delightful volume of songs for children, written by Laura Ledyard and W.T. Peters, and illustrated by D. Clinton Peters (1881). An 1897, large format popular songbook for adults is included; as is a later work, a 1920 songbook for University of Wisconsin students and alumni. Two instructional manuals, one for reed organ and the other for piano, complete 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. Please note that the first two pages of the "Wisconsin Songs" volume are torn, and the cover is detached from the rest of the "School for Reed Organ."


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Lot 1158

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on marine art history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "The Sea: Reproductions of Paintings by Stanley Woodward. With a Biographical Sketch of the Artist & a Distinguished Group of Marine Poems" (Wake-Brook House, 1956) signed by contributing poet Jeanette Chappell, and a reprint of "Collection de toutes les especes de batimens de guerre et de batimens marchands que naviguent sur l"Ocean et dans la Mediterranee/Verzamling van alle soorten oorlogsschepen en koopvaardischepen, die op den Oceaan en in de Middellansche Zee varen." 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 1159

$130

Title: The Voyage of the 'Challenger': The Atlantic. A Preliminary Account of the General Results of the Exploring Voyage of H.M.S. 'Challenger' during the year 1873 and the early part of the year 1876.
Author: Sir Charles Wyville Thomson - Sir Charles Wyville Thomson was a Scottish natural historian and marine zoologist. He served as the chief scientist on the Challenger expedition.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1878
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spines and decorative design to front covers. Small blemish appears on the spine of first volume. Tightly-bound books otherwise show only light external wear. Interiors display light scattered foxing. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author in first volume and an intact fold-out contour map of the Atlantic in the second (with small closed tear on right side). This lavishly illustrated work also contains numerous fold-out color maps, charts, and tissue-guarded plates, as well as a large number of in-text illustrations.

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Lot 1160

$80

Details: Among the publications in this mixed lot of vintage and antique ephemera are advertising cookbooks from 1911, 1917, and 1937 which promote Gold Medal Flour, Royal Baking Powder, Jello (featuring Jack Benny & Mary Livingstone); New York newspapers from the 1930s, including one promoting the 1939 World's Fair; a WWII "Life" magazine; a partial edition of "Puck" magazine from 1880, featuring some amusing, colorful chromolithographed political cartoons; and a folio of 19th c. photographs of classical marble statues.

Also included in this lot are some medallions. One commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of Great Barrington, MA, in 1911; two are from 1912 and 1914 rallies of evangelical Christians, one in the Bronx and the other in Harrisburg; and one is an 1880 pin from the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. An antique Chinese coin, a watch fob, and a 1911 U.S. Army Song Book with a leather ditty bag complete 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. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections. Some of the ribbons on the medallions are tattered.



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Lot 1161

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on nautical exploration and endurance shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Edward Ellsberg's "Under the Red Sea Sun" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1946, in price-clipped dust jacket), Holger Thesleff's "Farewell Windjammer: An Account of the Last Circumnavigation of the Globe by a Sailing Ship and the Last Grain Race from Australia to England" (Thames and Hudson, 1951, in dust jacket) and a two-volume "The North Star and the Southern Cross: Being the Personal Experiences, Impressions and Observations of Margaretha Weppner, in a Two Years' Journey round the World" (Published by the author, 1880). 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 1162

$80

Book Details: The convergence of anthropology and archaeology, with particular interest in myth and early religions, is represented in this lot of books. In addition to a biography of Johan Winckelmann, "the father of archaeology," there are books on pre-literate societies, sacrificial practices in ancient Greece, and the gods and goddesses of Europe 5000 years ago. Polynesian polytheism and paganism is also is covered.

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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 1163

$700

Details: This mid-Victorian era carte des visites photograph album from the Van Lennep family estate contains both unique portraits of family and friends as well as commercially available pictures of famous people of the Civil War era. Included in that group are politicians (Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Washington), Generals Sherman, Sheridan, McClellan, and Admiral Farragut. Also included is a CDV of the remarkable Anna Dickinson, a famously fiery anti-abolitionist, temperance, and women's rights orator, and the first woman to address the U.S. Congress. There are 29 CDVs altogether. The album also contains three tintypes, including one of a dog; and a real-photo postcard of the Sedgwick School (see information below). This deeply embossed, red leather-bound volume measures 4-1/2" x 6" x 2", and has gilt-edged pages and a brass clasp.

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

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

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Condition / Notes: It is in very good condition for its age, with merely some wear around the edges. It is structurally sound, and the photographs are in very good condition.

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Lot 1164

$55

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

Publisher: Sparrow Press
City: New York
Year: 1955
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Some of the poems in this collection appeared in Origin, Four Winds, Contact and the New Mexico Quarterly.
Condition / Notes: This is scarce author-signed limited edition. This is copy number 23 of 250. Inscription on title page reads "Paris / March 24th-1955 / for Jack / who has given New York / much of its stature / for me and so much / this talking - good / time - / Cid."

Volume shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Uncut pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 1165

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of Eastern Europe shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Geoffrey Rhodes's "Dalmatia: The New Riviera" (Stanley Paul & Col. Ltd, 1928) and "Serbia: Her People, History and Aspirations" (George G. Harrap & Company, 1915) by Woislav M. Petrovitch. 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 1166

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on celebrated American seamen and sailors shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a number devoted to John Paul Jones, including "John Paul Jones: Commemoration at Annapolis, April 24, 1906" (Government Printing Office, 1907) and a limited edition of F. A. Golder's "John Paul Jones in Russia" (Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927, in dust jacket and worn slipcase). Also present is an author-signed first edition of "Chatham's Admiral: Charles H. Rockwell, 1840-1908" (Stage Neck Publications, 2002) by Robert D. B. Carlisle. 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 1167

$55

Details: There are five vintage, empty pottery whiskey jugs in this collection. Two jugs of bourbon from Glenmore distillers of Owensboro, Kentucky represent the American whiskey tradition. From the other side of the Atlantic are two jugs of scotch, one from Glengarry of Tobermory and Glasgow, and the other from Donald Fisher of Edinburgh. A jug of Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey completes the collection. These jugs are all between 7.5" and 9" high.

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Condition / Notes: The Tullamore bottle is chipped around the top rim. The rest of the ceramic just are in good condition.

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