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Lot 1168

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively bound Lakeside Classics books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Autobiography of an English Soldier in the United States Army" (R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1986) by George Ballentine and "Three Years among the Indians and Mexicans" (R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1953) by General Thomas James.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These handsomely bound volumes are well preserved.

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 1169

$50

Details: This antique mahogany box is divided into six compartments, and is filled with antique clay & shellac and vintage heavy plastic poker chips. The box has been dove-tailed by hand, and has a heavy wrought-iron handle at each end. With its lid, the box measures 9-1/2" x 6-1/4" x 4-1/2". There are approximately 86 ivory-colored clay chips, 52 maroon clay chips, and 32 navy clay chips, plus five royal blue clay chips; or about 175 clay chips all told . There are about 24 white plastic chips, 16 blue plastic chips, and 13 maroon plastic chips; or 53 plastic ones altogether.

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Condition / Notes: No doubt due to the heavy weight of the chips, the bottom of the box is loose. Otherwise, the box shows scratches and wear consistent with age, but no other damage.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1170

$20

Title: England in the Mediterranean: A Study of the Rise and Influence of British Power within the Straits, 1603-1713
Author: Julian S. Corbett
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
City: London
Year: 1904
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in dark blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spines. Volumes show mild external wear, with previous owner's name on front flyleaves. Bindings are firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Volume one is illustrated with fold-out color frontispiece map. Volume two has a tissue-guarded frontispiece plate showing Tangier in 1669.

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 1171

$325

Title: Subluna: Songs by Cid. Twelve Poems Written during 1943-1944
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: Self-published
City: Dorchester, Massachusetts
Year: 1944
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 15 unnumbered pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-signed first edition of this early collection of poetry by Cid Corman. Inscription in pencil on dedication page reads "for / Mr. X Mrs / J. H. Berkowitz / Cid / New York / April 23rd, 1949"

Stapled booklet shows light external wear. 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 1172

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on literary history and celebrated authors shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Recollections of Aubrey de Vere" (Edward Arnold, 1897) and "The Letters of Katherine Mansfield" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1929), edited by J. Middleton Murry, in two volumes. 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 1173

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on New York City shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Valentine's Manual of Old New York 1926" (Valentine's Manual Inc., 1925, in dust jacket with taped tear), signed by editor Henry Collins Brown, and Anna Katherine Green's "The Sword of Damocles: A Story of New York Life" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1881). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in the shelf lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 1174

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on nautical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Old Naval Prints Selected from the Macpherson Collection" (The Grieves and the Arlington Galleries, 1924) and "The Cruising Association Library Catalogue: A Collection of Books for Seamen & Students of Nautical Literature, Atlases and Charts" (1954). 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 1175

$35

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $23.50
Lot 1176

$10

Book Details: Musicology is the subject of about half of these books, with forays into music theory, psychology, and history, with a side trip into songs and ballads. Twentieth century literature is the subject of most of the other books in this collection, with titles by Stephen Spender, Stephen Vincent Benet, Eudora Welty, Booth Tarjkington, Carl Sandburg, and Aldous Huxley. A handful of books are concerned with myth, a couple around the topic of giants, and others on Native American stories.

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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: $48.50
Lot 1177

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on history of navies and war at sea shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Brian Tunstall's "Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail: The Evolution of Fighting Tactics, 1650-1815" (Naval Institute Press, 1990) and John F. Guilmartin, Jr.'s "Galleons and Galleys" (Cassell & Co., 2002). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: All books are as new. Dust jackets may show light shelfwear.

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 1178

$10

Book Details: This large lot of reference books covers many different topics, and ranges in age from recent to distinctly antique. Starting with pre-Civil War primers, subjects include scientific works in medicine, psychoanalysis and the interpretation of dreams (with particular attention to Harry Stack Sullivan), horology and the history of technology, astronomy, ornithology, apiology, spontaneous combustion, and the history of the house cat.

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: $56.50
Lot 1179

$20

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 "Architectura Navalis Mercatoria" (Verlag Delius, Klasing & Co., 1984, in dust jacket) by Fredrik Henrik af Chapman, and Robert Putman's "Early Sea Charts" (Abbeville Press Publishers, 1983, in dust jacket). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with 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: $22.50
Lot 1180

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique electronics books and wireless reference shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Central Electrical Stations: Their Design, Organisation, and Management" (Charles Griffin and Company, Limited, 1901) by Charles Henry Wordingham, and "Report of the Commission Appointed To investigate the Different Electro-Thermic Processes for the Smelting of Iron Ores and Making of Steel in Operation in Europe" (Department of the Interior, c. 1904). 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 1181

$30

Title: Sahara und Sudan: Ergebnisse sechsjahriger Reisen in Afrika. Zweiter Theil
Author: Gustav Nachtigal - Gustav Nachtigal was a German explorer of Central and West Africa. He is further known as the German Empire's consul-general for Tunisia and Commissioner for West Africa. His mission as commissioner resulted in Togoland and Kamerun becoming the first colonies of a German colonial empire. The Gustav-Nachtigal-Medal, awarded by the Berlin Geographical Society, is named after him.
Publisher: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung Verlagshandlung Paul Parey
City: Berlin
Year: 1881
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: xxiv/790 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative design to front cover. Pictorial design on front cover shows African native. Spine cover is detached and torn in two vertical parts. Front board is detaching. Rear hinge is cracked. Library stamp can be seen on title page and a small number of pages of text. Contains numerous plates and in-text illustrations (lacks plate 33). Four pages of facsimile letters appear at rear (two pages are detached). Four folding color maps are laid in pocket at rear of volume. One map shows tear at its center, with a small loss of material.

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 1182

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of 3 antique leaves shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a leaf from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, a leaf from the 1776 "Gun-Wad" Bible, and an 1831 New Hampshire political piece (pro Andrew Jackson). 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.

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 1183

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on philosophy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are W. C. Larrabee's "Rosabower: A Collection of Essays and Miscellanies" (R. P. Thompson, 1855) and Julia Ward Howe's "Is Polite Society Polite? and Other Essays" (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899, ex-library volume with taping to spine). 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: $7.50
Lot 1184

$80

Details: This large lot of estate ephemera falls roughly into five categories: philatelic, entertainment, baseball, upstate NY, and optical. A great many uncut sheets of stamps, domestic and foreign, are in this collection, as are special canceled postcards. Many of the stamps and postcards are aeronautical in nature and feature airplanes, astronauts, rockets, or zeppelins. In the entertainment category is a signed glossy photograph of the '80s rock and roll band Duran Duran, a program from Bruce Springsteen's 1984 "Born in the U.S.A." tour, a tour program of a band called Triumph, a Siegfriend & Roy program, a vintage "TV Guide" and other publications. Baseball items included a mint in box official Roger Clemens/N.Y. Yankees limited edition model truck (#848 of 1500), and a 1972 baseball magazine featuring Hank Aaron with articles about Leo Durocher and Charlie Finlay. New York state ephemera focuses on Oswego, but items from the Thousand Islands and Canada are also present. Optical equipment includes a pair of binoculars and two movie camers, a Kodak Super 8 model XL33, and a crank-wound Keystone 8 mm.

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, such as tattered corners or bindings.

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 1185

$50

Title: An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage Performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke in His Majesty's Ships Resolution and Discovery during the Years 1776 to 1780 in Search of a North-West Passage between the Continents of Asia and America
Author: William Ellis
Publisher: N. Israel / Da Capo
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1969
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce facsimile edition of the 1782 London edition. It is number 55 is the series Bibliotheca Australiana.

Set is bound in simulated vellum covers with inset gilt-lettered blue labels on spines and front covers. Books are in excellent condition. Volume 1 contains an intact fold-out frontispiece map. Set has numerous full-page illustrations.

Volumes are preserved in transparent plastic covers.

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 1186

$35

Details: Two antique stereoscopes (also known as stereopticons or stereo viewers) comprise this lot. One, manufactured by Underwood & Underwood of New York, bears a patent date of June 11, 1901. It has a pretty decorative tin eyepiece cushioned with brown plush. The other, plainer one is solid wood, also with plush around the eyepiece. Both have folding handles and a slide to hold and focus the stereo cards.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The stereo viewer with the tin eyepiece is missing the wire rack that holds the stereo cards. Otherwise, both of these instruments are very attractive and in excellent condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1187

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on travel and exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Nicholas Roerich's "Altai-Himalaya" (Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1929) and "Oceanie: les iles des pins, Loyalty et Tahiti" by Jules Garnier (Henri Plon, 1871, lacking rear wrapper), 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: $12.50
Lot 1188

$25

Details: The first day covers in this lot are conveniently sorted and preserved in four albums. Dating from the 1980s and 1990s, the categories cover presidents of the U.S., and three "fifty states" themed collections: birds and garden flowers, flags, and wildflowers. Two special, individual items commemorating space flight are also included..

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These philatelic materials are all beautifully preserved and in pristine condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $21.50
Lot 1189

$10

Title: Rand McNally Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Rand McNally & Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1965
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 508 pages plus 65 pages
Width: 16" Height: 21"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Folio volume is bound in light green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with edgewear and scuffing to covers. The word "discard" is stamped several times on front cover. No other institutional markings are visible. Interior is 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: $20.50
Lot 1190

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on ship modeling shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are volume I of Harold A. Underhill's "Plank-On-Frame Models and Scale Masting and Rigging" (Brown, Son and Ferguson, Ltd. , 1962) E. Keble Chatterton's "Ship-Models" (The Studio Limited, 1923, in shelfworn dust jacket).To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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



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 1191

$20

Book Details: This diverse collection of books of nautical history includes volumes on important merchant fleets, including those of Venice, the Vikings, and the Chinese; and of the ships that made those voyages, notably schooners. A useful Atlas of Maritime History is a highlight this lot.

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: $51.00
Lot 1192

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Frank C. Bowen's "The Sea: Its History and Romance" (B. F. Stevens & Brown, n.d.) in four volumes, and W. L. A. Derby's "The Tall Ships Pass" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937). 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: $22.50
Lot 1193

$45

Book Details: This collection of specially printed books is headed by a facsimile edition of the very first Encyclopaedia Brittanica, which was issued serially in sections from 1768 to 1771. Subtitled "A Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences," the three volumes contained 2459 pages and 160 copperplate engravings by Andrew Bell. Other special printings in this lot, all in slipcases, are journals by Samuel Johnson and James Boswell; prose selections from John Donne; and stories and short pieces by James Thurber, with his illustrations. These last three volumes are publications of the Folio Society.

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: $20.50
Lot 1194

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on early nautical exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Wonders of the Arctic World: A History of All the Researches and Discoveries in the Frozen Regions of the North, ..." (Philadelphia Book Company, 1873) and "Pacific Explorer: The Life of Jean Francis de La Perouse, 1741-1788" (Naval Institute Press, 1985, in dust jacket). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with 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 1195

$30

Title: Millions for Defense: A Pictorial History of the Races for the America's Cup
Author: Alfred F. Loomis, Herbert L. Stone
Publisher: The Derrydale Press
City: New York
Year: 1934
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 98 pages plus record of cup races
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this Derrydale Press publication. This is number 62 of 950.


Antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering and pictorial design featuring gilt anchor and multi-colored flags to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to front cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without marking. Illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece showing the "America" schooner yacht," as well as numerous b&w 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 1196

$15

Title: Marine Diesel Oil Engines: A Manual of Marine Oil Engine Practice
Author: J. W. M. Sothern
Publisher: The Technical Press Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1938
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set is bound in blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books show light external wear. Bindings are firm. Stamped on front endpapers. Interiors are otherwise clean and bright. Contains many in-text and full-page illustrations as well as numerous fold-out 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: $9.50
Lot 1197

$70

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume I: Basic Hull Construction
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 1998
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 372 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 1198

$45

Details: This lot consists of four beer steins, all with pewter lids, and all are marked "Germany." The largest is 14" tall and holds 1.5 liters. The next two are 12" and tall, and the smallest is 7" tall.

Also included in this lot is a 14.5" stein with a broken handle.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The base of the 12" tall stein has been broken and been repaired. The other three steins are undamaged and in very good condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 1199

$25

Details: While this antique wooden bench looks primitive, it is actually very skilfully constructed. Made of walnut and held together with pegs rather than nails, the joinery is well done, and the care taken in the finishing details (such as the heart-shaped cut-outs in the legs and the way the edges and corners are rounded throughout) is testament to real craftsmanship. The bench is 36" long, 13" wide, and 17" high.

This bench is only available for pick-up from our Ithaca, NY location, and cannot be shipped.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: While this bench is quite sturdy, the top shows dry rot. Please see photos.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. This lot will be available for pickup only.
Lot 1200

$25

Title: 1916 Topping Brothers, 122 Chambers Street, New York: Ship Chandlery, Marine Hardware, Yacht, and Motor Boat Fittings. Catalogue No. 11
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Topping Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1916
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 367 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of a Topping Brothers illustrated price catalogue. This catalogue, number 11, includes a selection of items from the Heavy Hardware Departments, those of "such styles and sizes of Heavy Hardware as we judged from our experience would be of interest to the ship chandlery trade" (from preface). Among the products depicted are steering wheels, chains, oars, port lights, compasses, lanterns, calking irons, hooks, blocks, propellers, fittings, rivets, and bearings.

Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild wear, with fading to spine, light soiling and minor loss at corners. Binding is sound. A number of pages in latter half of book show light rippling. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated.

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Lot 1201

$550

Title: Up from Slavery: An Autobiography
Author: Booker T. Washington - Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to Republican presidents. He was the dominant leader in the African-American community in the United States from 1890 to 1915. Representative of the last generation of black American leaders born in slavery, he spoke on behalf of the large majority of blacks who lived in the South but had lost their ability to vote through disfranchisement by southern legislatures. Historians note that Washington, "advised, networked, cut deals, made threats, pressured, punished enemies, rewarded friends, greased palms, manipulated the media, signed autographs, read minds with the skill of a master psychologist, strategized, raised money, always knew where the camera was pointing, traveled with an entourage, waved the flag with patriotic speeches, and claimed to have no interest in partisan politics. In other words, he was an artful politician." While his opponents called his powerful network of supporters the "Tuskegee Machine," Washington maintained control because of his ability to gain support of numerous groups including influential whites and the black business, educational and religious communities nationwide. He advised on financial donations from philanthropists, and avoided antagonizing white Southerners with his accommodation to the political realities of the age of Jim Crow segregation.

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 330 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "This volume is the outgrowth of a series of articles, dealing with incidents in my life, which were published consecutively in the Outlook." (author's preface)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Author's name appears on slip of paper pasted to front flyleaf.


Antique volume is bound in maroon cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Faint spotting can be seen on rear cover and at head of spine. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait.

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Lot 1202

$10

Book Details: This lot consists of four books in the Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon. Long a standard of children's literature, three of these books have publication dates from the late 1920s, and one is dated 1957. These editions date from the 1950s.

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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 1203

$45

Title: Sermam em a primeira dominga da quaresma na cappella real, offerecido a el Rey N. S. Dom Pedro II.
Author:
Publisher: Manoel Lopes Ferreyra
City: Lisbon
Year: 1693
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 21 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique string-bound pamphlet shows faint staining throughout.

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Lot 1204

$45

Details: This collection of antique boxes, tins, and display items features colorful advertising material, including food stuffs and tobacciana, and some thoroughly charming, home-made wooden pieces.

There are three advertising tins: one still full of Droste cocoa (3.5" x 3.5" x 6"), an oblong container that held "Our Business Reputation" tobacco (6.25" x 5.5" x 4.25"), and a beautifully patterned one with a metal hook and eye clasp made for Uneeda Biscuits (5.5" x 4.75" x 4.5"). Also included is a 12" wooden thermometer advertising Thomas & Palmer building materials of Great Barrington, MA. It's so old that the telephone number is only two digits!

Someone cut down an old oak library card file drawer, trimmed it with brass, and turned it into a stepped basket for a loved one whose initial was "B." With its handle, it measures 7.5" x 6" x 4.75." Also in this lot is a divided spice box (9" x 7.75" x 2.25"). Made of walnut, it has lost its sliding lid, but a hole in the bottom suggests that it was once hung up and used to display small things. The one machine-made wooden item is a dove-tailed shipping box which has been painted yellow on three sides. It originated at Walter Baker's chocolate factory in Dorchester, MA, and measures 10.75" x 9.5" 4.75". Lastly, an old shipping crate from John & Robert Harvey's scotch distillery in Glasgow has been turned into a knick knack shelf, trimmed with brass nails, and stained to look like mahogany. It measures 16" x 11.5" x 4".

Two other boxes complete this lot: an oblong tin with a red and black Chinese motif (5" x 4" x 3.5"), and a decoupaged, hinged wooden box full of rusty keys (4.5" x 3.25" x 2").

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Condition / Notes: Please note that the brass handle on the hand-made oak basket is broken, and that the boxes and other items show wear consistent with their age.

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Lot 1205

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Dr. Goldsmith's Roman History, Abridged by Himself, for the Use of Schools" (Leigh and Sotheby et al., 1796, detaching boards show taping) and W. D. McCrackan's "The RIse of the Swiss Republic: A History" (Arena Publishing Company, 1892). 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 1206

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on world history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a well-preserved three-volume edition of William H. Prescott's "History of the Conquest of Mexico" (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1873), in decorative binding, and "I Li: ceremonial de la Chine antique avec des meilleurs commentaires" (Jean Maisonneuve Editeur, 1890), translated by C. de Harlez. 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 1207

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the issues of the magazine Spring shown in the corresponding image(s). These issues date from 1945 to 1949, and include a issue for Spring 1946 inscribed to an Ellen Thayer and signed by contributors Hildegard Nagel, M. Esther Harding and Eleanor Bertine, as well as by Helen B. Beckett and Jane Pratt. Every issue begins with a piece by C. G. Jung, and contains articles by the above-mentioned authors, as well as H. G. Baynes, Grace H. Childs, Rivkah Schaerf, and Victor White, among others. There are four copies of the Spring 1949 issue. 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 1208

$25

Details: Scrapbooks are a very personal aspect of Victoriana, in that they can be so revealing of the aspirations and concerns of their maker. This scrapbook, from the family estate of Henry J. Van Lennep, is filled with exquisite steel-cut engravings from the mid-19th century. Including are scenes from Crimean War and many pictures of foreign cities, particularly in the Baltic and Italy, as well sentimental and religious images.

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: This scrapbook shows wear around the edges, and the spine is in poor condition. The interior pages and pictures are in good condition.

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Lot 1209

$20

Title: Firecrackers: A Realistic Novel
Author: Carl Van Vechten
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1925
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 246 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this novel. Inscription on front flyleaf reads " Victor! / "The worst of life is nearly / everybody marches to a different / tune" from Carlo! / October 1925"

Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth, with red lettering and decorative designs. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine, light soiling to covers and staining to lower inside corner of rear cover. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings.

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