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Lot 1336

$25

Book Details: This assortment of vintage collectible literature has a concentration on poetry, although novels and a few other works are also present. There are many anthologies and magazines, and individual volumes by Amy Lowell, Walt Whitman, Vita Sackville-West, Petronius, and others. Novelists include A.E. Coppard, Willa Cather, Virginia Woolf, Edna Ferber, and many others.

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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: $36.50
Lot 1337

$120

Details: This lot is composed of two identical Turkish, possibly Ottoman, ceremonial battle axes. Each is 30" long, with steel blades measuring about 5" x 5". The handles are mahogany with delicate, decorative ivory-colored celluloid inlay. The age of these battle axes is unknown, but they come from the family of Henry J. Van Lennep, who was born in Turkey and served as a missionary there from 1840 to 1869.

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

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: Please note the presence of light oxidation on the axe heads. Otherwise, they are in excellent condition.

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Lot 1338

$100

Details: Four antique stoneware ceramic jugs make up this lot. First is a classic buff and brown, straight-sided handled jug which is 12" tall and 6.5" in diameter.

Next is a plain brown, rounded jug with a pour spout. This is 9.5" tall and 8" in diameter, and has a brass-framed paper tag attached to its handle. The paper is illegible, but the embossed letters on the frame read, "Sovereign Japan Tea Uniform Grades."

Third is a jug unusual in size and shape. Clearly hand-made, it is 7" high and 6.25" in diameter, and has a circular, combed pattern on its underside.

Last is a classic, salt-glazed stoneware jug stamped with the words, "Andrew J. Lovell 62 & 64 Cambridge St Boston." It is 12" high and 7" in diameter, with a similarly combed, circular base.

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Condition / Notes: All four of these jugs are in remarkably good condition. Note that the two-tone jug has a 1" chip near its base. The smaller brown jug shows some unevenness in its glazed, with some missed spots. The Lovell jug also is missing glaze on its handle.

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Lot 1339

$40

Details: This lot of first day covers (FDCs) extends from the mid-1960s to 2000, and includes interesting cachets and unusual postmarks, including slogan and pictorial cancellations. Some envelopes and stamps are foreign. there are about 200 pieces in this collection.

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Condition / Notes: These covers are clean, well preserved, and in good condition.

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Lot 1340

$10

Title: The Life of the Rev. John W. de la Flechere, Compiled from the Narratives of the Reverend Mr. Wesley; the Biographical Notes of the Reverend Mr. Gilpin; from His Own Letters; and Other Authentic Documents, Many of Which Were Never before Published
Author: Joseph Benson
Publisher: Daniel Hitt
City: New York
Year: 1812
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 370 pages plus 1 page of contents and 1 page of advertisements
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with fading to lettering. Binding is firm. Water markings can be seen on preliminary pages, including title page, and on last pages of text block. Age-toned pages display occasional light foxing throughout.

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Lot 1341

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books on the metaphysical, mystical and the occult shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Cheiro's Language of the Hand: A Complete Practical Work on the Sciences of Cheirognomy and Cheiromancy, Containing the System, Rules and Experience of Cheiro." (Nichols & Co., 1900, with binding separated at title page), "The Proof Palpable of Immortality; Being an Account of the Materialization Phenomena of Modern Spiritualism. With Remarks on the Relations of the Facts to Theology, Morals and Religion" (Colby and Rich, 1876) by Epes Sargent, and " Supplement to "Six Months in a Convent," Confirming the Narrative of Rebecca Theresa Reed, by the Testimony of More Than One Hundred Witnesses,..." (Russell Odiorne, & Co., 1835). 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 1342

$15

Book Details: This lot of collectible poetry, much of which is inspirational, includes books that are signed by their authors or editor (Edgar Guest, Winston Abbott, George Moore), or are special, limited printings. Authors of these are Alice Meynell and Melanchton Woolsey Striker.

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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 1343

$15

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 Alexander Bain's "James Mill: A Biography" (Henry Holt and Company, 1882) and "Artemus Ward's Panorama (As Exhibited at the Egyptian Hall, London)" (G. W. Carleton, Publisher, 1869). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1344

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "The Seamen's Friend: A Sketch of the American Seamen's Friend Society by Its Secretary George Sidney Webster, D.D." (The American Seamen's Friend Society, 1932) signed and inscribed by Webster, and "A Most Fortunate Ship: A Narrative History of "Old Ironsides"" (The Easton Press, 1990) by Tyrone G. Martin. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.



For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 1345

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on United States naval history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are A. T. Mahan's "Types of Naval Offiers Drawn from the British Navy" (Little, Brown, and Company, 1901), John Frost's "The Book of the Navy; Comprising a General History of the American Marine; and Particular Accounts of All the Most Celebrated Naval Battles, from the Declaration of Independence to the Present Time" (D. Appleton & Co., 1846), and J. Fenimore Cooper's "The History of the Navy of the United States of America" (Thomas Cowperthwait & Co., 1847). 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 1346

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on English history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Philip V. Smith's "History of English Institutions" (J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1874) and Cyril Ransome's "Rise of Constitutional Government in England" (Rivingtons, 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 in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.



For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 1347

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of bibliographical works relating to nautical literature and history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "An Annotated Bibliography of Submarine Technical Literature, 1557 to 1953" (Office of Naval Research, 1954) and "Catalogue of the Valuable and Extensive Library of the Late John Scott, Esq. C.B., Halkshill, Larg., Ayrshire" (Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1905). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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 1348

$70

Details: This lot consists of four pieces of antique copper and/or brass. Three of items are Middle Eastern in origin, possibly Turkish. They include a large, splendid polychrome copper pot with intricate filigree work and embossing (8" x 9.25"); a small, steeply tapered brass pot with Islamic designs and Arabic writing (7" x 4.5"); and a crescent-shaped filigree item that looks like a purse (8" x 6" x 2"). Both the filigreed pieces are decorated with the figures of deer or sheep.

Also in this lot is a large, traditionally styled vintage copper porringer manufactured by the Reading Tube Corp. (12" x 3"), and a Victorian silver-plated basket (#1393, 5.5" x 6.5") made by the Meriden Company.

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Condition / Notes: These metal items are free of dents, and boast a patina that took decades to acquire. Note that the some of the coloring in the polychrome areas of the large pot are flaking.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $17.50
Lot 1349

$55

Details: Two classic figures from the golden age of television comprise this lot: Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, and Art Carney as Ed Norton from "The Honeymooners." These polychromed chalkware (or plaster) caricature statues were produced in 1985 by Esco, and stand 18" on bases 6" in diameter.

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Condition / Notes: These statues are in generally good condition. There is a small chip off the front of Ed Norton's hat (see photo).

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $33.50
Lot 1350

$30

Book Details: This lot of limited edition collectible literature contains some unusual items. Among them is a copy of "The Songs of Bilitis" by Pierre Louys, which is bound with vellum boards. An A.E. Coppard novel has a leather binding. Also included is "Les Chevaliers de Fortune," by J. von Eichendorff, "The Legend of the Hounds," by George Henry Boker, and "The Steel Flea," by Nikolai Lyeskoff.

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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: $7.50
Lot 1351

$70

Details: This fine antique Chinese camphor wood calling card case is hand-carved with scenes that depict sages sitting in a garden and talking. The detail of the buildings and different types of trees is exquisite, and the case has an interesting shape. It dates from the mid-19th century, and measures 3.75" x 2.5" x .5".

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Condition / Notes: This item is in very good condition. Please note in the photos a small nick on one edge.

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 1352

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique biographical works on/by political leaders and statesmen shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Biography of President von Hindenburg" (The Macmillan Company, 1930, in dust jacket) by Weterstetten and Watson, and a two-volume "Memories" (E. P. Dutton and Company, n.d.) by Lord Redesdale. 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 1353

$20

Title: Resume et application des principes elementaires de la perspective
Author: C. Farcy
Publisher: L'Imprimerie de A. Bobee
City: Paris
Year: 1822
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 22 pages plus 17 plates
Width: 12" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards. Book displays wear to edges. Spine cover shows heavy chipping, with loss of material. Hinges are cracked. Scattered foxing is visible on pages. Numbered engraved plates have tissues.

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Lot 1354

$60

Details: This curious lot of estate ephemera ranges from antique, turn-of-the-century pulp fiction to vintage academic bulletins in four different languages. Buffalo Bill stars in two of the pulp novels. Among the ephemera are two bulletins dated 1969 and 1970 in Polish about aspects of traditional dress in Poland. Eight magazine-formatted pictorial surveys cover New Zealand in the late 1920s, and a vintage publication of unknown date considers arts and crafts in India. A print folio of paintings by Max Beckmann has text in German. Scholarly treatises in French narrate an ornithological expedition to Madagascar in 1932 and a 1939 bulletin on dynamic symmetry in architecture. In English, an 1820 pamphlet reports on the state of religion and literature in Spain, a 1946 treatise analyzes Zapotec dialects, and a 1956 article explains the contemporary reaction to the massive, highly destructive earthquake in Lisbon in 1755. Lastly, a booklet by Rudolf Steiner discourses on the balance in the world between Lucifer and Ahriman.

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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.

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Lot 1355

$250

Title: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Compared with the Former Editions, and Many Valuable MSS. out of which, Three Tales Are Added Which Were Never Before Printed; by John Urry, student of Christ-Church, Oxon. Deceased: together with a Glossary by a Student of the Same College. To the Whole Is Prefixed the Author's Life, Newly Written, and a Preface, Giving an Account of this Edition
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer - Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Among his many works, which include "The Book of the Duchess," the "House of Fame," the "Legend of Good Women" and "Troilus and Criseyde," he is best known today for "The Canterbury Tales." Chaucer is a crucial figure in developing the legitimacy of the vernacular, Middle English, at a time when the dominant literary languages in England were French and Latin.
Editor: John Urry - John Urry was a noted literary editor and medieval scholar of Scottish family.

Matriculating from Christ Church, Oxford on June 30, 1682, he was elected to a studentship. He graduated B.A. in 1686. However (his father William was a major of the royal guards in Scotland at the Restoration, and his elder brother John fought on the Royalist side in the Civil War), the younger John Urry fought against Monmouth, and would not swear the oath of allegiance to William III on his accession, thereby losing his studentship.

At the end of 1711, Christ Church's dean Francis Atterbury convinced a reluctant Urry to edit a proposed new edition of the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Though the work was incomplete on Urry's death 4 years later (he is buried at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford) and had to be completed and revised by Timothy and William Thomas, Urry's work on it - the first edition of Chaucer to be entirely in Roman type - posthumously made his name.
Publisher: Bernard Lintot
City: London
Year: 1721
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [52], 626 pages plus 78 pages of glossary
Width: 10" Height: 15.75"
Book Details: A collection of Geoffrey Chaucer's work, compiled by John Urry, with a biography of the author's life and a preface giving an account of this edition. This volume contains the first appearance of three previously unpublished Canterbury Tales: "The Pardoner," "The Merchant's Second Tale" and the "Coke's Tale of Gamelyn."
Condition / Notes: Antique elephant folio is bound in quarter leather and brown pebbled cloth, with gilt embossing and raised spine bands. The volume has been rebound, with later boards and spine. The front and rear boards are detached. Professional restoration is apparent, with the frontispiece of Urry having been mounted on later paper. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages with scattered light foxing. Illustrated with full-page engraved frontispiece portrait of Urry by Pigue, title page vignette of Chaucer's tomb, portrait of Chaucer by Virtue, head and tail pieces and decorated initial letters, and 27 fine engravings.

Text appears in double column.

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Lot 1356

$10

Book Details: Not surprisingly, this lot of antique, collectible books on medicine, anatomy, and psychology contains one which the passage of time and the advancement of science has rendered amusing: "The Physical Basis of Personality," published in 1931 by a professor of anatomy at the Cornell Medical College. On a more serious note, early printings of three books by Carl Jung are also here. Two are in German, as is another work of psychology, "Charakterologic," by Emil Utitz. Modern essays on Vesalius' ground-breaking anatomical illustrations are included, as is "The Natural History of a Savant," by Charles Richet.

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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 1357

$30

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.

Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.


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Lot 1358

$350

Title: Mitchell's Modern Atlas: A Series of Forty-Four Copperplate Maps, Compiled from the Great Atlases of Keith Johnston, Kiepert, the Geograpical Institute of Weimar, from the United States Coast Survey, the Surveys of the War Department and of the Several States, and from Other Reliable Authorities, Drawn and Engraved Expressly To Illustrate Mitchell's New School Geography. With Important Geographical Tables, and an Extensive Vocabulary on Nearly Ten Thousand Names
Author:
Publisher: E. H. Butler & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1865
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Map plates plus 24 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed/illustrated paper-covered boards. Spine is covered in blue tape. Boards show rubbing and staining appears at lower portion of front cover. Previous owner's antique bookplate can be seen on inside cover. Left-hand side of title page is taped to inside cover, with portion of bottom margin displaying taped tear. A small amount of foxing can be seen on otherwise well-preserved hand-colored map plates. All called-for maps are present.

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Lot 1359

$1250

Details: This very large collection of mostly 19th century photographs includes many cabinet cards, as well as some beautifully framed portraits, real photo postcards, cartes des visite, a few tintypes, and a number of ambrotypes in cases. A handful of very early 20th century photos are included. There are hundreds of pictures in this lot, including some post-mortem photos. One 7" reel of 16mm film, in a case labeled "Horses May-June 1930" is also part of the lot.

In addition to this treasure trove of photographic material, there is a sheaf of 19th correspondence, some with domestic or foreign stamps. A tailor's bill from 1816 is here, along with a hand-written sermon dated 1817.

This material is from the Van Lennep family estate.

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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $33.50
Lot 1360

$15

Book Details: The books in this lot fall into two categories, and both are interesting in their way. In the first category are some early self-help books, a group of eight volumes (out of an original twelve) published in the 1920s with the theme of personal power, e.g., "Reasoning Power," "Character Power," etc. The second group of four books are literary essays by J.G.Priestley and Thomas Bailey Aldrich, and two more philosophical works by C.S. Lewis and Charles Brockden Brown. The Lewis book, "Beyond the Bright Blur," is a limited edition (see photo). "Alcuin" dates from the 1790s, and argues for the rights of women. Brown was remarkable not only for his feminism, but is also notable for being the first American to write novels.

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 1361

$20

Book Details: These three decorative, antique volumes of children's literature have wonderful covers. All of them were written by Edward S. Ellis. Included is "The Last War Trail" (1887), "Shod With Silence" (1896), and "Lost in the Rockies" (1898).

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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 1362

$25

Title: World War Service Record of Rochester and Monroe County, New York
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Edward R. Foreman
Publisher: City of Rochester
City: Rochester
Year: 1924-1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: Volumes are subtitled "Those Who Died for Us," "Those Who Went Forth To Serve" and "Those Who Supported the Service."
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped leatherette, with gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Spine cover of second volume is detached and laid in. Books otherwise show mild external wear. Volumes are firmly bound. Interior of second volume displays occasional foxing and smudging, with markings to endpapers. Pages of other volumes are clean and without markings. Set contains photographs and fold-outs.

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Lot 1363

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on naval architecture shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a reprint of the 1718 "L'art de batir les vaisseaux" (Editions Omega, 1990), with fold-out plates, SIr Westcott Abell's "The Shipwright's Trade" (Caravan Book Service, 1962), and a reprint of the 1894 "A Treatise on Naval Architecture" (Conway Maritime Press, 1970, in shelfworn dust jacket) by William Hutchinson. 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 1364

$900

Details: This magnificent antique 19th century panoramic photograph is eleven feet long (!) and 16-1/4" wide, and shows the city of Constantinople (now Istanbul), with its mosques and minarets, harbor teeming with international shipping, and the Bosporus leading to the Black Sea beyond. Judging from the seams on the panorama, it was pieced together from ten separate photographs. The panorama is difficult to date: the ships are mostly combination steam and sail ships, and there are no telephone wires or other artifacts which might help locate it in time more exactly. However, this item comes from the Van Lennep family estate, and Henry J. Van Lennep left Turkey in 1869.

With the exception of the very first picture, the attached photographs show the panorama from left to right, with each photo showing one panel. If you look closely, you can see the seams.

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: As documented in the pictures, five of the ten photographic panels show damage, which ranges from very slight to severe. This panorama has been stored loosely rolled, and will curl up if not held down.

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Lot 1365

$20

Title: Souvenirs de marine: collection de plans ou dessins de navires et de bateaux anciens ou modernes existants ou disparus avec les elements numeriques necessaires a leur construction
Author: Edmond Paris
Publisher: Editions des 4 Seigneurs
City: Grenoble
Year: 1975-1976
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 17.5" Height: 13.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These are volumes 2 and 3 only.

Oblong volumes are bound in blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books shows light shelfwear. A small number of pages at front of volume are taped together over binding. Bindings are otherwise tight. Previous owner's bookplate can be seen on front pastedowns. Interiors are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated.

Dust jackets shows shelfwear and light soiling, with small tears (taping) at edges.

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Lot 1366

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Talks on Graphology: The Art of Knowing Character through Handwriting" (Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1900), "Tokology: A Book for Every Woman" (Stockham Publishing Co., 1905) by Alice B. Stockham, and "The Symbolism of the Order of the Eastern Star" (1927) written and published by Mary Anna Slipper. 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 1367

$20

Title: Present-Day Shipbuilding: A Manual for Students and Ships' Officers for Their Respective Examinations, Ship-Superintendents, Surveyors, Engineers, Shipowners, and Shipbuilders
Author: Thomas Walton
Publisher: Charles Griffin & Company, Limited
City: London
Year: 1921
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/266 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated. Contains numerous intact fold-out plates, including body plans and cross-sections.

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Lot 1368

$1050

Details: Although not often remembered today, Upton Sinclair was a noted writer and political activist who had a long, remarkable, and idiosyncratic career in the first half of the 20th century. The 56 original, signed letters in this collection were written between 1933 and 1958 to the working class poet Melville Kress, and have been preserved in the blue binder shown in the photographs.

Upton Sinclair first made his reputation in 1906 with the publication of "The Jungle," a muck-raking novel which exposed the appalling working conditions and disgusting, dangerously unsanitary practices of the meat packing industry. Sinclair researched the book by working in a packing plant, and his observations resulted in the passage of the Pure Food and Drug and the Meat Inspection Acts. A committed democratic socialist, Sinclair went on to advocate for free speech, workers' and union rights, and to found the California chapter of the ACLU. He ran for Governor in 1934, garnering over 800,000 votes. A staunch opponent of authoritarianism and facism in any form, he also published over 100 books in many different genres, including the popular Lanny Budd series of 11 novels.

Melville Kress admired Sinclair both for his political and for his literary achievements. A self-educated factory worker and aspiring writer, Kress began corresponding with Sinclair, who invited him to review chapters of the Lanny Budd novels as they were written. Many of the letters in this lot respond to Kress's suggestions for the manuscripts. The books sold well, and the third volume in the series, "Dragon's Teeth," which chronicles the rise of Nazi Germany, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1942.

These letters refer to other topics as well. Sinclair writes on a variety of subjects, including his meetings with H.G. Wells in 1906 and Wells's reaction to his biography; and with Peter Kropotkin at Bernarr Mcfadden's sanitarium in 1913. He recalls prominent members of the Fabian Society, including "the Shaws." Sinclair wonders if his acquaintance with magazine editor Fulton Oursler and with another working-class socialist, James Fuchs, might help Kress. He responds to Thomas Mann's novel, "The Magic Mountain," and denounces Sergei Eisenstein (recruited by Charlie Chaplin, Sinclair and his wife produced one of Eisenstein's movies). Sinclair's reactions to the Nazi-Soviet Pact, the Soviet invasion of Finland, and to the events of the Second World War are also recorded. At different times Sinclair reflects on the principles, purpose, and nature of socialism, particularly in relation to developments in the Soviet Union. The last letter in this collection articulates the author's bitter disappointment at recent revelations made by Krushchev about the role of the USSR during the 1940s and 1950s, and its policies and oppression of Hungary and of Russian Jews.

Upton Sinclair died in 1968 at the age of ninety. Long before his death, Mel Kress began a political biography of Sinclair, which remained incomplete and unpublished until 2005, when it was posthumously published by AuthorHouse under the title, "Mightier Than the Sword."

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Condition / Notes: Well-preserved letters are contained in dark blue binder that itself shows very little wear.

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Lot 1369

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique travel books and guides shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Appleton's General Guide to the United States and Canada" (D. Appleton and Company, 1879) and Jules Petit's "Pontoise. Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone Maubuisson" (Librairie Alexandre Seyes, n.d.) with color 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 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 1370

$200

Title: Prognosticon Grosse Practica / mit Warhaffter und eigentlicher beschreibunge des zustandes der Welt / nach den sieben Himmelschen oder Firmamentischen Fursten Inluentz undd zunegung / Als dar sein mit Namen: ...Auff das Jar Christi / M. D. LXXXX.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Henricus Winandus
City: Colln, Germany
Year: 1590
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 14 unnumbered pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique pamphlet is string-bound in printed paper wrappers. Book shows mild external wear, with light foxing and marginal staining to covers and pages. Light pencil markings appear at bottom margin of front cover and final page of text.

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Lot 1371

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decoratively bound volumes of poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Fireside Encyclopaedia of Poetry" (Porter & Coates, 1878) and "The Poetical Works of John Keats" (DeWolfe, Fiske & Company, 1884). 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 1372

$130

Book Details: The publication dates on this lot of antique engineering, mechanics', machinists', and automotive books ranges from 1910 to 1957. On the engineering side is a set of seven manuals from 1921 covering aspects of building maintenance, such as boilers, plumbing and pipe fitting, elevators and refrigeration, etc. and mechanical guides to engines and motors in cars, locomotives, planes, etc. Practical engineering guides for mechanics, machinists, and other maintenance personnel are also part of this lot.

The automotive side is represented by classic magazines published from 1944-1950 about antique and "ancient" automobiles. Called "Floyd Clymer's Historical Motor Scrapbook," these paperbacks reprinted advertisements and information about old cars. Also included is a 1952 (the second issue) Member's Directory of the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club. Completing this lot is a 1957 edition of "Rodding and Restyling," a guide to souping up your old jalopy into a real hot rod.

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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 1373

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Life and Letters of Mr. Endymion Porter: Sometime Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King Charles the First" (T. Fisher Unwin, 1897) by Dorothea Townshend, and "Les associations ouvrieres en Angleterre (Trades-Unions)" (Germer Bailliere, Libraire-Editeur, 1869). 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 1374

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of Turkey shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Edson L. Clark's "The Races of European Turkey: Their History, Condition and Prospects. In Three Parts" (Dodd, Mead & Company, Publishers, 1878) and "Histoire de Turquie depuis les temps les plus recules jusqu'a nos jours" (Ad Mame et Cie, Imprimeurs-Libraires, 1859). by Ch. Barthelemy. 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 1375

$15

Title: Schepen die voorbijgaan: een verzameling afbeeldingen en beschrijvingen van schepen die de nederlandsche binnenwateren bevaren
Author: H. C. A. Van Kampen , H. Kersken
Publisher: A. N. W. B., Toeristenbond voor Nederland
City: Unknown
Year: circa 1930
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 351 pages
Width: 10" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Mounted b&w photograph of sail boats appears on front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is cracked at front (between pages 2 and 3) and rear (350-351). Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with photographs and body plans.

Text is in Dutch.

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Lot 1376

$80

Details: This vintage silver-plated cigarette box was a trophy won at a horse show in Great Barrington, MA in 1932. With a cedar lining, it functions as a humidor to keep tobacco moist and flavorful. Its four compartments, helpfully labeled with the names of popular brands, are sized for the shorter, filterless cigarettes of the time. The box is marked "The Preference Chest" by Old Colony Distributing Co. of Boston, and is 10" long, 3-1/4" wide, and 2-1/4" high.
Condition / Notes: It looks like the box has lost its silver-plating on the bottom and the ends.

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Lot 1377

$30

Title: Modelling Late Victorian Battleships
Author: Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photos, diagrams and drawings.

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

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