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Lot 7036

$100

Title: The Clergyman's Vade-Mecum; or, An Account of the Ancient and Present Church of England; The Duties and Right of the Clergy; and of Their Privileges and Hardships. Containing Full Directions relating to Ordination, Institution, Induction, and Most of the Difficulties Which They Commonly Meet with in the Discharge of Their Office
Author:
Publisher: Robert Knaplock and Sam Ballard
City: London
Year: 1731

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 378 pages plus 46 pages of addenda and index
Width: 4" Height: 6.75"
Description: This is a rare edition of this 18th-century theological work.
Condition: Leather-bound antique volume has binding split at several points. Front endpaper bears library stamps and previous owner's signature at the top of front flyleaf. Title page is detached, with word "withdrawn" stamped at bottom margin. Short text in pencil appears on blank page opposite title page. Lightly age-toned pages show only mild spotting.
 
Lot 7037

$1400

Description: This lot includes the group of estate books, art, and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes items such as tobacco trading cards, chromolithographs, postcards, advertising, and original artwork. Also included are several examples of 20th century Native American beading, comprised of plastic beads. There are also several original unused vegetable can labels, for Rowley's Fancy Quality. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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.
 
Lot 7038

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of art exhibit catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Some artists represented in this lot are Jack Tworkov, Varujan Boghosian, Thomas Eakins, and Van Gough. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7039

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The History of Malden Massachusetts 1633-1785 by Deloraine Pendre Corey - Dated 1899 by Deloraine Pendre Corey - This ex-library volume shows advanced age/wear.
- The Fifth Half Century of the Landing of John Endicott at Salem, Massachusetts - Dated 1879 by The Essex Institute - This ex-library volume shows advanced age/wear.
- The History of Reynard the Fox Edited by Edward Arber Translated by William Caxton - Dated 1878 by uncredited - The gilt on the spine is handsome and bright. This ex-library volume shows some restorative work, and stamps and other markings on some pages.
- Woodstock: An Historical Sketch by Clarence Winthrop Bowen - Dated 1886 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - The boards show some wear and chipping concentrated at the extremities. This ex-library volume shows stamps and other markings to the pages. There is some foxing to the pages, and the rear free endpaper is lacking.
- Randolph Old and New: Its Ways and Its By-ways by George N. Cross - Dated 1924 by Town of Randolph, N. H. - This ex-library volume shows perforated stamps and other markings to the interior. There is some cracking and loosening to binding.
 
Lot 7040

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of erotic and manga comics shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are from the early 1990's, and include titles such as: Silky Whip, The Dung Boys, Valkyr, and Bondage Fairies. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7041

$100

Title: The Eternity of Hell Torments Vindicated, from Scripture and Reason against the Subtle Arts of the Devil and His Emissaries; Wherein Mr. Winchester's Errors, Deceptions, and Evasions on That Subject, (In Defence of Universal Restoration), Are Detected and Clearly Refuted
Author: R. Thomson
Publisher: W. Justins
City: London
Year: 1788

Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 74 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Description: Scarce edition of this theological work.
Condition: Antique volume lacks boards. Spine is heavily worn, with chipping. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 7042

$120

Description: This lot includes the group of antique valentines shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes some Victorian chromolithographs, die-cut pieces, as well as some with mechanical or pop-up features. There are approximately 60 pieces in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These valentines show well with vivid colors and intricate detail. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7043

$40

Description: This lot includes the group of art exhibit catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Some artists represented in this lot are Matisse, Van Gough, Max Ernst, and Juan Gris. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7044

$90

Title: A Short History of Popery; Setting Forth the Time, and Occasion of Introducing Its Peculiar Doctrines
Author:
Publisher: M. Cooper
City: London
Year: 1750
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Description: This is a rare first edition of this theological work.
Condition: This antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards, showing significant edgwear. Front board, half title page, title page and two-page preface are detached. Pages are remarkably well preserved, with no markings except at corners of endpapers. Pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 7045

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of antique tobacco silks shown in the corresponding image(s). These silk trading cards depict starlets such as Helen Holmes, Valli Valli, Alberta Gallatin, and Marietta Olly. Some show the company name Old Mill Cigarettes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These silks show well with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7046

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A Comprehensive Medical Dictionary: Containing the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Signification of the Terms Made Use of In Medicine and the Kindred Sciences by J. Thomas - Dated 1867 by J. B. Lippincott Company - This ex-library volume shows some moisture indications and sunning to boards and spine, as well as cracking along hinges. There are some perforated stamps and other markings to the pages, as well as remnants of a bookplate.

- The Quest of the Holy Grail by Ferris Greenslet - Dated 1902 by Curtis & Cameron - Profusely illustrated from the Frieze Decoration in the Boston Public Library by Edwin Austin Abbey, R. A. Printed at the press of Geo. H. Ellis Co. in Boston, Massachusetts.
This ex-library volume shows some external wear, and has some stamps and other markings to the pages.

- Catalogue of 1098 Standard Clock and Zodiacal Stars by Simon Newcomb, uncredited, Simon Newcomb, uncredited, Simon Newcomb, uncredited Edited by Simon Newcomb - Dated circa 1880 by uncredited - This ex-library volume has some stamps and other markings to the pages, as well as a label on the spine.

- North American Fauna Edited by C. Hart Merriam - Dated 1889 by Government Printing Office - Contains a beautiful color fold-out map.
This ex-library volume shows some rubbing to board corners and spine edges, and has some stamps and other markings to the pages.

- Wound Treatment by Louis A. Merillat, E. Wallis Hoare - Dated 1915 by American Journal of Veterinary Medicine
 
Lot 7047

$80

Title: An Account of the Gospel Labours, and Experiences of a Faithful Minister of Christ, John Churchman, Late of Nottingham in Pennsylvania, Deceased. To Which Is Added a Short Memorial of the Life and Death of a Fellow Labourer in the Church, Our Valuable Friend Joseph White, Late of Bucks County
Author:
Publisher: Joseph Crukshank
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1774

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Description: This is a scarce edition of this work of 18th-century theology.
Condition: Antique volume in full-leather binding with raised bands shows significant external wear, with tears and loss of material to binding. Book is tightly bound. Front endpaper shows loss of material to upper left-hand corner. Several names have been written on front flyleaf. Flyleaf also has taping. Rear flyleaf also bears names. Faint watermarking is visible at bottom portion of title page and blank page opposite. Lightly age-toned pages show mild spotting. Five pages have marginalia.
 
Lot 7048

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of Scottish church history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the ruined abbeys of Scotland, the Celtic church, the Oxford movement, and the history of worship. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7049

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes vintage and antique correspondence, billheads, and letterheads among other material. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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.
 
Lot 7050

$40

Description: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes items such as antique photographs, chromolithographs, trade cards, and vintage and antique postcards, featuring such motifs as pin-ups and real photographs, among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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.
 
Lot 7051

$110

Title: A Dictionary of the World: or, A Geographical Description of the Earth; with an Historical and Biographical Account of Its Principal Inhabitants, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time. Including Whatever Is Most Useful in Geography, and Most Interesting in Sacred and Profane History. Containing a Description of the Continents, Islands, Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Mountains, Cities, Principal Towns, Seas, Lakes, Rivers, &c. Together with an Account of the Lives of the Patriarchs, Primitive Fathers, Emperors, Kings, Popes, Legislators, Great Generals, Admirals, Painters, Statuaries, Historians, Divines, Orators, Poets, Philosophers, Lawyers, Physicians, Learned Women, &c. With Their Principal Works and Best Editions. The Geographical Part by R. Brookes, M. D. and the Historical and Biographical Part by Joseph Collyer.
Author: Joseph Collyer, R. Brookes
Publisher: T. Carnan and F. Newbery Junior
City: London
Year: 1772
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: iv, 582/ii, 592 unnumbered pages
Width: 10.75" Height: 17"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this eighteenth-century reference work.
Condition: Antique quarter-leather volumes with raised bands and marbled paper-covered boards. Books show significant external wear, with detached boards and heavy edgewear. Loss of paper visible at corners of boards and along edges. Rear board of second volume shows significant loss of paper. Reverse sides of boards show foxing and loss of paper. Preliminary pages of volume one are detached, preliminary pages of volume two have been excised. Text blocks are intact. Pages show occasional light spotting. Text appears in double columns.
 
Lot 7052

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of English history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: "John Knox and the Reformation," "English Country House Life," and "England In the Days of Old." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7053

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes chromolithographs, die-cuts, holiday and seasonal greeting cards, and postcards among other items. Several postcards in this lot depict real photographs from World War I. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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.
 
Lot 7054

$50

Title: Atlas geographique dresse pour l'histoire universelle de l'eglise catholique
Author: A. H. Dufour
Publisher: Gaume Freres et J. Duprey, Editeurs
City: Paris
Year: 1864
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 100 unpaginated pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 17"
Description: The atlas contains 24 colored double-paged engraved plates of maps that are blank on back sides. These uncommonly large maps, are the state of the art for the time, and convey a strong sense of the French aesthetic at the time, with a wealth of detail shown in a clean, articulate and ornate fashion. These are unique maps with a large stately presentation, and rich original hand color. These very detailed maps show cities and towns, lakes and rivers, topographical features, as well as numerous other details.

Condition: Rebacked antique volume with original marbled boards shows significant external wear, with front board detached. Visible edgewear, most noticeable at corners. Text block is intact. Marbled endpapers, with traces of bookplate removal on front endpaper. Foxing appears on half title page and title page. Title page has small portion measuring approximately 2 1/2" x 1" has been cut out. Occasional (repaired) closed tears to margins. Water markings appear at bottom edge of one map. Otherwise pages are clean and without markings. Hand-colored maps show brightly.
 
Lot 7055

$80

Title: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55
Author: Elisha Kent Kane
Publisher: Childs & Peterson
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 464/467
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Description: A scarce account of the second search party sent after Sir John Franklin's party, led by U.S. naval physician Elisha Kane. This was one of the last of the expeditions in search of Sir John Franklin and the Northwest Passage, the second such search and rescue financed by American philanthropist Henry Grinnell. These expeditions had "...no parallel in maritime annals, and which, while prosecuting the main object of the voyages, turned the map of the Arctic regions north of America from a blank void into a grim but distinct representation of islands, straits, and seas" (DNB). "Kane was a far better writer than explorer.  It was Kane's graphic tale that fired the imagination of others and served as the impetus for the continuing polar quest" (Pierre Berton). "Arctic Explorations lay for a decade with the Bible on almost literally every parlor table in America" (DAB).

Condition: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume shows external wear with chipping and small tears to extremities, including tears to upper portion of rear gutter of first volume. Books are soundly bound. Clean, bright pages show occasional light foxing. Volumes contain many (tissue-covered) plates and in-text illustrations. Fold-out map at front of first volume is intact; fold-out plate with weather charts at rear of second volume shows tear from left-hand side to center.
 
Lot 7056

$55

Description: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes items such as railroad ephemera, books, holiday and seasonal vintage greeting cards, advertising ephemera, and an autograph book, among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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.
 
Lot 7057

$45

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theological history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include theologians such as Bishop Hare, Reverend Alfred A. Curtis, and Dean Wickham, as well as spiritual reformers in the 16th and 17th centuries and the bishops of Bath and Wells. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7058

$110

Description: This lot includes the group of miscellaneous ephemera and estate items shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes Hemmingway first day covers, a Los Angeles Dodgers Don Zimmer baseball card, and original 1970s Elvis trading cards, published by Boxcar Enterprises, among other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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.
 
Lot 7059

$30

Title: Two Hundred Pictorial Illustrations of the Holy Bible, and Views in the Holy Land, together with Many of the Remarkable Objects Mentioned in the Old and New Testaments; Representing Sacred Historical Events, Copied from Celebrated Pictures, Principally by the Old Masters: The Landscape Scenes Made from Original Sketches, Taken on the Spot, with Interesting Letter-Press Descriptions, Chiefly Explanatory of the Engravings, and of Numerous Passages Connected with the History, Geography, Natural History, and Antiquities of the Sacred Scriptures
Author: Robert Sears
Publisher: Robert Sears
City: New York
Year: 1841

Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Unknown
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Description: Scarce early edition of this theological work.
Condition: Bound in blindstamped -brown cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative design showing angel opening a large bible. One volume lacks spine cover, front board is nearly detached. Spine cover of second volume is detaching. Text blocks are intact. Gilt-edged pages are clean and bright. In-text and full-page illustrations show nicely.
 
Lot 7060

$130

Description: This lot includes the group of Limited Edition Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a two volume set of "Decameron of Giovanni Baccacio," which is copy 766 of 1500 and signed by designer T. M. Cleveland, an out of series volume of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" signed by the illustrator Edward A. Wilson, and an out of series volume of "Madame Bovary", signed by illustrator Pierre Bissaud. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7061

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of elaborate antique valentines shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes beautiful Victorian chromolithographs, die-cuts, and some handmade valentines. There are six valentines in this lot, as well as one piece of unused Christmas stationary. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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.
 
Lot 7062

$100

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of literature, history, and architecture books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: 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.
 
Lot 7063

$950

Description: This auction lot is for an original certificate, signed by President Herbert Hoover. This document appoints Jessie H. Cox to be Postmaster in Washington, Virginia, in the county of Rappahannock, with her four-year term commencing on April 28, 1930. This document is dated May 26, 1930. This document also bears the signature of the Postmaster General. The raised seal of the Post Office Department of the United States of America is on the lower left side of the paper. This document measures approximately 17" x 14", and is printed on a heavy paper.
Condition: This document shows some moisture indications concentrated at the left edge. The upper right and upper left corners show some adhesive remnants. The right and left sides of this document have been folded back between .25 and .5 inches on each side, likely for framing purposes.
 
Lot 7064

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Westtown Through the Years 1799-1942 by Helen G. Hole - Dated 1942 by Westtown Alumni Association - This volume has a bookplate on the front endpaper.
- Two Hundred Years of Church History: The History of St. John's, Pequea Protestant Episcopal Church Located at Compass, Chester County, PA. by R. Chester Ross - Dated 1929 by The Intelligencer Printing Co.
- A History of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania 1871-1909 and the Diocese of Harrisburg 1904 - 1909 by Jonathan W. Miller - Dated 1909 by August Knecht - Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No These volumes show advanced age/wear indications including some loss to boards and spine covers.
- A History of the Diocese of Pennsylvania of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. 1784-1968 by J. Wesley Twelves - Dated Unknown by Unknown - The dust jacket shows some wear, the text block is bright and clean.
- Chronicles of Christ Church Parish, Williamsport, PA 1840 - 1896 by Edward Henry Eckel - Dated 1910 by Press of Gazette and Bulletin - This volume shows some moisture indications.
- St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal Church at Frankford - Dated Unknown by The John C. Winston Company - This handsome volume has gilt tooling and marbled endpapers.
 
Lot 7065

$55

Title: Looking Back: An Autobiographical Excursion
Author: Norman Douglas
Publisher: Chatto and Windus
City: London
Year: 1933
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 527 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Description: This is a first edition, limited to 535 numbered copies, signed by Norman Douglas (of which 500 are for sale) .
Condition: Well-preserved volumes bound in publisher's original patterned orange paper covered boards, brick-colored cloth spines with gilt titles. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with 8 collotype plates. Elegant bookplates pasted to front endpapers.
 
Lot 7066

$30

Description: This lot includes the antique postcard album shown in the corresponding image(s). This album contains postcards depicting Eskimos, Native Americans, and Yellowstone, along with many landmarks in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Montreal, and other cities and states. There are approximately 150 postcards in this album, which have been tipped in.
Condition: The postcards show well, many with vivid colors. Many of the album pages have become detached from the string binding. Pages may show chipping and/or loss concentrated at extremities. Some postcards have become detached from the pages and are loose within the album.
 
Lot 7067

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 7068

$80

Description: This lot includes the three antique Asian clay tiles with an erotic motif shown in the corresponding image(s). Each tile depicts a man and woman making love. These pieces were handmade and hand-painted. They each measure approximately 6.5" by 9.5".
Condition: These pieces show signs of having been buried underground, and show age/wear indications such as rubbing or chipping and/or loss at edges.
 
Lot 7069

$100

Description: This lot includes the group of antique mechanical valentines shown in the corresponding image(s). Several pieces in this lot have nautical themes. Many others depict children, animals, and floral themes. There are 19 pieces in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These valentines show well with vivid colors and intricate detail. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7070

$475

Title: The History of the Troubles and Tryal of the Most Reverend Father in God, and Blessed Martyr, William Laud, Lond Arch-Bishop of Canterbury. Wrote by Himself, during His Imprisonment in the Tower. To Which Is Prefixed the Diary of His Own Life Faithfully and Entirely Published from the Original Copy: and Subjoined a Supplement to the Preceding History: The Arch-Bishop's Last Will; His Large Answer to the Lord Say's Speech concerning Liturgies; His Annual Accounts of His Province Delivered to the King; and Some Other Things relating to the History
Author: William Laud
Publisher: Richard Chiswell
City: London
Year: 1695

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/616 plus 2 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 8.75" Height: 13"
Description: This is a rare edition of this antique theological work and clerical autobiography.
Condition: Rebound antique volume in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and chipping at extremities. Volume is solidly bound. Antique bookplate and previous owner's signature with date appear on front endpaper. Edges with red decorative patterns. Contains bright frontispiece portrait and clean, unmarked pages. Title page bears elegantly handwritten name at bottom margin.
 
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