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Lot 7282

$200

Title: Visio Willi de Petro Plouhman, Item Visiones ejusdem de Dwel, Dobet , et Dobest. The Vision of William concerning Peirs Plouhman, The Vision of the Same concerning the Origin, Progress, and Perfection of the Christian Life. Ascribed to Robert Langland, a Secular Priest of the County of Salop: and Written in, or Immediately after, the Year MCCCLXII. Printed from a Ms. Contemporary with the Author, Collated with Two Others of Great Antiquity, and Exhibiting the Original Text; Together with an Introductory Discourse, a Perpetual Commentary, Annotations and a Glossary
Author: Thomas Dunham Whitaker
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1813

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xlviii/(4)/412/31
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Description: This is a the rare first edition by Thomas Dunham Whitaker of "Piers Plowman" (written ca. 1360-1387), the Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William Langland. It is written in unrhymed alliterative verse divided into sections called "passus" (Latin for "step"). Piers is considered by many critics to be one of the early great works of English literature along with Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight during the Middle Ages. This 1813 edition appeared with annotations and glossary, inaugurating a modern editorial treatment of this work.
Condition: Late nineteenth-century deluxe three-quarter leather binding, raised bands and gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Volume is in very good condition, with only minor shelfwear that includes rubbing to marbled boards. Binding is tight. Book has marbled endpapers. Pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 7283

$250

Description: This lot includes the album of trade cards shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes Coca Cola trade cards from the 1930s, which depict nature and animals, as well as cards from Chocolaterie D'Aiguebelle, depicting marine life and history. Some of these trade cards are handsome chromolithographs. There are approximately 60 cards included in the album. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These cards are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. They are carefully stored in plastic sleeves within the album.
 
Lot 7284

$30

Title: A Shakespeare Commentary
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1939
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 8.75" Height: 13"
Description: This is the companion volume to the 37-volume folio limited printing of the Works of Shakespeare published by the Limited Editions Club and also is uniform with the separately printed 2-volume collection of the poems. Special to this copy is a tipped-in letter on Limited Editions Club letterhead to Emily Connor of Marchbanks Press, inviting her to add this companion volume to the set of the folios which she had acquired. This letter is attached behind the prospectus leaf for the set, bound in at the end of the primary text.
Condition: This volume shows light external age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The binding is tight and secure, the pages are bright and clean.
 
Lot 7285

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of New York history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Broadway, Shelter Island, Centennial celebrations, and legends and poetry of the Hudson. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Some volumes in this lot show more advanced age/wear.
 
Lot 7286

$250

Description: This lot includes the album of Victorian trade cards depicting children shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes handsome chromolithographs with vibrant colors. There are approximately 55 cards included in the album. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These cards are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. They are carefully stored in plastic sleeves within the album.
 
Lot 7287

$100

Title: Devil of a State
Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Heinemann
City: London
Year: 1961
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 282 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Description: This novel is based on the author's experience living and working in Bandar Seri Begawan in the Southeast Asian sultanate of Brunei, on the island of Borneo, in 1958-59.
It is the fourth of what have been classed as Burgess's "exotic novels", the others being "Time for a Tiger," "The Enemy in the Blanket" and "Beds in the East."

Condition: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Dust jacket is in mylar cover.
 
Lot 7288

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes original photographs, patriotic sheet music, the German publication "Stereoskopische Blitzaufnahmen," as well as a German star atlas from 1895, 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.
 
Lot 7289

$140

Title: England's Bloody Tribunal: or, Popish Cruelty Displayed. Containing a Compleat Account of the Live, Religious Principles, Cruel Perfections, Sufferings, Tortures, and Triumphant Deaths, of the Most Pious Martyrs, Who Have Sealed the Faith of Our Holy Religion with Their Blood. Exhibiting a Full View of Popery, with All Its Superstitious and Horrid Practices; and Tending To Promote the Protestant Religion, by Displaying the Errors of Popish Idolatry, and Confirming the True Believer in the Faith of Our Blessed Redeemer, Who Was Crucified for Our Sins, and Rose Again for Our Justification, and Now Sitteth at the Right Hand of God, Making Intercession for Us. To Which Is Added, a Faithful Narrative of Many Horrid Cruelties and Persecutions That Have Been Inflicted by the Roman Catholics on the Protestants of Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany. With a Paticular Description of the Various Tortures and Barbarities, That Are Practiced by the Inquisition in Different Parts of the World. Also the Lives of Primitive Reformers, Whose Effigies Are Given in the Frontispiece to This Work. Together with a Full and Plain Refutation of the Errors of the Romish Church, Laid Down in Such a Manner as To Enable Even the Unlearned Protestants To Confuse the Chief Arguments of the Most Artful Popish Priests and Their Emmissaries
Author: Matthew Taylor
Publisher: J. Cooke
City: London
Year: 1773

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 491 pages plus "Directions to the Binder" and 4 pages of list of subscribers
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Description: Scarce edition of this lavishly illustrated theological work, with numerous scenes of martyrdom.
Condition: Rebound ex-library volume with gilt lettering to spine. Volume shows external wear concentrated at extremities. Has antique library spine label. Binding is tight. Neatly set antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Preliminary pages are detached. Red library stamp can be seen on title page and elsewhere in book, otherwise pages are clean and bright. Engraved plates show nicely.
 
Lot 7290

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of New York history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Madison County, Troy, Saratoga, and Lakes George and Champlain. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Some volumes in this lot show more advanced age/wear including chipping and loss to spine cover and some loose bindings.
 
Lot 7291

$140

Description: Antique map entitled "Map of United States Military Rail Roads," dated 1866. The title continues, "Showing the Rail Roads operated during the War from 1862-1866, as Military Lines, under the Direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen. D. C. McCallum, Director and General Manager." The map measures approximately 41" by 28" and features color outlining of some rail lines.
Condition: The piece shows beautifully with bright paper that shows some light toning around the edges, there is some wear and separation along some fold lines. There are some modest clear tape repairs to the back side of one fold.
 
Lot 7292

$150

Title: Nouveau guide du voyageur en Italie
Author:
Publisher: Artaria
City: Milan
Year: 1842

Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 565 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Description: Rare early edition of this French-language travel guide that presents detailed information on geography and culture through a series of itineraries to and within Italy. Contains practical information regarding such things as postal service, diligences and public institutions in the cities and towns of Italy.

This set has a number of fold-out maps, 14 in volume I and 11 in volume II, 2 of which are colored. Maps are intact and generally in very good condition (please view images). Map entitled "Carte routiere des differents passages des alpes et du Piemont" is nearly detached, with stains and tape repair to side attached to binding and to reverse side of map.
Condition: Bound in three-quarter vellum with marbled-paper-covered boards. Volumes show light external wear, with chipping to lower spine labels bearing volume numbers. Books are tightly bound. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers. Previous owner's name and date "1845" are visible in upper margin of half title page. Pages have light foxing. Page 299 has two lines from one column underlined in ink. Reverse side of rear flyleaf has short annotation in ink. Fold-out maps with engraved illustrations are intact and show nicely.
 
Lot 7293

$250

Description: This lot includes the album of Victorian trade cards shown in the corresponding image(s). These trade cards, some of which are beautiful chromolithographs, include themes of animals, children, women, fashion, and industries, among others. There are approximately 50 cards included in the album. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These cards are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. They are carefully stored in plastic sleeves within the album.
 
Lot 7294

$100

Title: Six Crises
Author: Richard M. Nixon
Publisher: Doubleday
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 460
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Description: This is an author-signed first edition of a book written following Nixon's 1960 presidential defeat to John F. Kennedy, this memoir includes the six major professional crises of Nixon's life to that point, including--in addition to the campaign against Kennedy--the Alger Hiss trial, the Checkers speech, and the Kitchen Debate with Kruschev.

Condition: Solidly-bound volume is in excellent condition. Well-preserved dust jacket shows light shelfwear to rear cover. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Best to / Douglas Wiseman / from / Dick Nixon."
 
Lot 7295

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of Native American Cree language books shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these texts are related to religion, and include translations of Bible excerpts, prayers, and hymns. 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. Some volumes have bookplates or writing on endpapers.
 
Lot 7296

$25

Description: This lot features the following original engraving:

Artist: Piranesi
Medium: original engraving
Era: 18th century
Dimensions: measures 14.75" by 21.5"

Details: This original piece features the relics of the Triumphalis. The text amidst the images reads "Reliquiae Pontis Triumphalis seu Vaticani, Vide indicem riunar." This engraving is on a heavy laid paper.

Condition: This engraving shows well with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7297

$45

Title: Bye O Baby Ballads
Author: Charles Stuart Pratt
Publisher: D. Lothrop & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 61 unpaginated pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.75"
Description: Scarce work of children's literature illustrated by leading American impressionist F. Childe Hassam (1859-1935), who illustrated several works for children during the 1880s and 1890s.
Condition: Original decorative boards by F. Childe Hassam is slightly rubbed, with visible edgewear. Binding is sound. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional mild spotting. Color frontispiece and plates show nicely.
 
Lot 7298

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A Sermon on the Character, the Commission, and the Message of the Gospel Ministry: Delivered at the Opening of a General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in St. Paul's Church, in the City of Baltimore, on the 18th Day of May, A.D. 1808 by William White - Dated 1808 by T. & J. Edwards - This is a scarce compilation of antique theological texts. Volume has detached boards. Initial text is also detached. Lightly age-toned pages show foxing.

- A Sermon of the Epiphany. Delivered before the Society for the Advancement of Christianity in Pennsylvania, at Their First Annual Meeting, in Christ Church, on the 6th of January, 1813 - Dated 1813 by William Fry - First Edition

- A Sermon Delivered at the Consecration of St. James's Church in the City of Philadelphia, on Monday the First of May, 1809, Being the Festival of St. Philip and St. James: Published in the Desire of the Church Wardens and Vestrymen of the United Churches of Christ Church, St. Peter's and St. James's - Dated 1810 by Office of the United States' Gazette - First Edition
 
Lot 7299

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of Native American Cree language books shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these texts are related to religion, and include translations of Bible excerpts, sermons, and prayers. Also included is a Cree language dictionary and a grammar book. 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 light age/wear indications. Some books have marginalia or writing on endpapers. "The Pathway to Safety" shows some advanced wear including moisture indications and cracking at hinges.
 
Lot 7300

$50

Description: This lot features the following original engraving:

Artist: Piranesi
Medium: original engraving
Era: 18th century
Dimensions: measures 14.75" by 21.5"

Details: This original piece features a three architectural landmarks: the Theater of Balbus, the Pantheon, and Anfiteatro di Statilio Tauro. Each image has a passage of text in Latin below it. This engraving is on a heavy laid paper.
Condition: This engraving shows well with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7301

$35

Description: This lot features the following original engraving:

Artist: Ernest D. Roth
Medium: original engraving
Year: 1921
Dimensions: measures 14.5" by 9.25"

Details: This original piece features a view of San Lorenzo in Segovia, Spain by renowned artist Ernest D. Roth. The engraving is signed and dated by the artist in pencil. Other pencil marginalia reads "San Lorenzo, Segovia, Spain 1921, Ernest D. Roth, SE 14th St. NY City."

Ernest D. Roth was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1879 and immigrated with his parents to the United States at the age of five. Roth's work records the architecture of America as well as that of the many European countries, which he visited. Roth studied painting at the National Academy of Design under Edgar Ward and George Maynard and at the New York School of Art under F. Luis Mora. He began as a landscape painter and was a regular contributor to the shows at the National Academy and at the Pennsylvania Academy. His geometric and colorful paintings usually depict views of such European towns as Seville, Segovia and Venice. As in his etching, Roth concentrated on painting simple architectural views, people rarely were included in his scenes. (biography courtesy of http://www.childsgallery.com).
Condition: This work shows some age/wear indications including some chipping and tearing concentrated at extremities. Some remnants of mounting tape are present.
 
Lot 7302

$15

Title: The Glory and Shame of England
Author: C. Edwards Lester
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1841
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 253 pages plus 3 pages of publisher's catalogue/293 pages plus 29 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Description: Early work by C. Edwards Lester.
Condition: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spines, these antique volumes show light external wear, with mild spotting and rubbing. Volumes are solidly bound. Watermarking appears across bottom half of front endpaper, frontispiece plate, half title page and title page of first volume. Both frontispiece plates are present with tissue guards. Pages show varying degrees of spotting.
 
Lot 7303

$25

Title: L'histoire, la vie, les moeurs et la curiosite par l'image, le pamphlet et le document , 1450-1900
Author: John Grand-Carteret
Publisher: Librairie de la Curiosite et des Beaux-Arts
City: Paris
Year: 1927-1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.25"
Description:
Condition: Well-preserved set in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Books are in library binding. Original illustrated wrappers are present. Bindings are tight. Interiors are clean, fresh and bright with a great quantity of double- and full-page, as well as fold-out and in-text illustrations in both color and black and white. The only library markings are call numbers in gilt stamped on spine and name of the library stamped to bottom edges. Please note that volume 4 does show very occasional light spotting to margins.
 
Lot 7304

$150

Description: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are in the language of Native Americans and native peoples, such as Cree, Eskimo, and Ojibbewa. Many of these texts are related to religion, and include translations of the Bible, Psalms, and hymns. 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 light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 7305

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of two antique original 18th century engravings shown in the corresponding images. These engravings show elaborate aerial depictions of estate gardens, excised from Henry Hulsbergh's "Vitruvius Brittanicus" series, circa 1731. The fold-out engravings measure approximately 22" by 18.5".

The first of the two engravings reads "Plan of the Gardens, Plantations &c: of Boughton in Northampton Shire, The Seat of his Grace the Duke of Montague &c: Containing in all 100 acres & 130 sqr. Perches." A French translation below reads "Les Jardins &c de Boutton dans le Comte de Northhampon Maison de Duc de Montague &c." Ca: Campbell Delin: H: Hulsbergh Sculp.

The second engraving reads "The Geometrical Plan of the House Gardens and adjacent parts of Cholmondley in Cheshire, the Seat of the Right Honourable the Earl of Cholmondley." A French translation reads "Plan Geometrical de le Maison Jardins et part contigu de Cholmondley dans Cheshire Maison de Earl de Cholmondley." Ca: Campbell Delin: H: Hulsbergh Sculp.

Condition: These engravings show well with some age/wear indications. Both engravings have vertical folds and show two symmetrical piercings toward lower edges. The Boughton engraving has a tear approximately 1" long at the top of the vertical fold, as well as some creasing on the upper right  corner.
 
Lot 7306

$40

Title: Gainsborough and His Place in English Art
Author: Sir Walter Armstrong
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1906

Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 297 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Description: A biography of English portrait and landscape painter Thomas Gainsborough (christened 14 May 1727 - 2 August 1788).
Condition: Handsome volume bound in three-quarter red leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Tightly bound with marbled boards and endpapers. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Partially uncut pages show varying degrees of foxing. 48 photogravure plates, a number of which have guard sheets with descriptive captions.
 
Lot 7307

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of three original 18th century engravings shown in the corresponding images. These engravings depict scenes such as cityscapes and architecture.

This lot includes a panoramic fold-out engraving by V. M. Picot after J. H. Grimm. Text in the margin reads "Publish'd as the Act directs, March 30, 1775." This piece measures 27" x 10.75". The scene is of a cityscape, possibly Middle-Eastern.

The text on the second engraving reads "Musaei, cum Regiae Familiae Sculptis, Gestorumque pictis Imaginibus, Bibliotheca, Et Statuarum veterum Ornamentis, Vulgo La Galleria, Prospectus interior, Ex exterior". This piece measures approximately 24" x 21"

A third engraving contains Latin text corresponding to numbers in the engraving. One such passage reads "Scenographia operis includenis specum aquae virginis". This piece measures approximately 21.5" x 15".

Condition: These engravings show well with some age/wear indications. The engraving of La Galleria shows more advanced wear including chipping and/or loss to edges and some creasing.
 
Lot 7308

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

- Hitler: Abseits vom Alltag by Heinrich Hoffmann, uncredited  Edited by Heinrich Hoffmann - Dated 1937 by Zeitgeschichte-Verlag - Picture book intending to show the German dictator "outside of everyday life," presenting him chatting with admirers, children, old party members, as well as in moments of solitude, walks in the mountains. Bound in stiff paper boards.

- Ein Volk ehrt seine Fuhrer: Der 20. April 1939 im Bild - Dated 1939 by Zeitgeschichte-Verlag - Picture book dedicated to chronicling the military parade and ceremonies in Berlin celebrating the German dictator's 50th birthday. Numerous figures from the Nazi hierarchy appear in rare photographs. Contains foreword by Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front.  Bound in stiff paper boards, this volume shows little external age/wear. Edgeworn dust jacket is present, with flaps pasted to insides of boards. Front flyleaf shows marginal foxing. Pages are clean and bright, without markings.

- Hitler holt die Saar heim - Dated 1938 by Verlag Heinrich Hoffmann - Picture book dedicated to chronicling events surrounding the plebiscite held in the Saarland on 13 January 1935, in which 90.3% of those voting favored rejoining Germany. Pictures of landscapes, political rallies, events attended by Hitler. Contains foreword by Josef Burckel, the Gauleiter, or Nazi Party regional leader. Bound in stiff paper boards, this volume shows little external age/wear. Edgeworn dust jacket is present, with front flap pasted to inside of board. Title page shows two faint smudges. Pages are clean and bright, without markings.
 
Lot 7309

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes some New York State history, as well as works on the American Revolution, embryology, and literature, among others. 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 7310

$25

Description: This lot includes the five original 17th and/or 18th century engravings and manuscript leaf shown in the corresponding images. The engravings depict biblical scenes, agriculture, and royal dress, among others. These engravings range in size from approximately 8.5" x 11.5" to 11" x 17".

A biblical engraving on laid paper included in this lot credits G. Freman as the artist with J. Kip as the engraver. Some of the text reads "106) The Queen of Sheba comes to see Solomon. 1 Kings 10." A second biblical engraving depicts the Nativity, with text in multiple languages reading "offerings made by the wise men from the East." Another engraving in this lot originates from "Payne's System of Geography", and depicts a bridge in Moscow, as well as two people in noble dress.

The double-sided manuscript leaf contains Latin text and two illustrations, with the headers "Tertiae Decadis" and "Liber Decimus."

Condition: These engravings show well with some age/wear indications, including some edgewear.
 
Lot 7311

$140

Title: The New Test of the Church of England Loyalty Examined by the Old Test of Truth and Honesty
Author:
Publisher: R. G.
City: London
Year: 1687
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 10 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 7.5"
Description: Scarce edition of this antique theological text.
Condition: Rebound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Volume shows external wear, with pealing of paper at edges. Front hinge is cracked. Pages are clean. Previous owners' stamp appears on front endpaper and in upper margin of title page. Inscription to previous owner is visible on front flyleaf. Numbers have been written on blank page facing title page. Pages have been irregularly cut at edges, with the final letter of the word "England" on title page partially clipped. Final page of text bears three elegantly handwritten lines and letters in space below final sentence.
 
Lot 7312

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes World War II G.I. correspondence, postcards, Japanese currency, and a La Guardia field cocktain menu, 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 7313

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Candid Reasons, For Renouncing the Principles of Antipaedobaptism by Peter Edwards - Dated 1801 by T. Gillet - Second Edition - This volume shows significant age/wear indications.
- Dissertations on the Prophecies, Which Have Remarkably Been Fulfilled, and at This Time Are Fulfilling in the World by Thomas Newton - Dated Unknown by J. F. Dove - This volume shows significant age/wear indications, including detached front board.
- The Supper Institution by Frederic Denison - Dated Unknown by American Baptist Publication Society - This volume shows some foxing to pages, pencil marginalia on front free endpaper.
- The Testimony of the Rocks; or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed by Hugh Miller - Dated 1857 by Gould and Lincoln - This volume shows significant age/wear indications.
- The Christian Baptist by Alexander Campbell Edited by Alexander Campbell - Dated 1852 by D. S. Burnet - This volume shows significant age/wear indications, with some visible restoration work.
 
Lot 7314

$140

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique church history books with leather bindings shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the life of B.P. Wilberforce, the Clergyman's Companion, sermons, and a complete three-volume set of "The Works of Thomas Paine." 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 7315

$175

Description: This lot includes the group of twelve original Civil War-related documents shown in the corresponding images. This material all pertains to John Winfield Wallace (December 20, 1818 - June 24, 1889) who served as paymaster in the Union Army and served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives as a member of the 37th and 44th Congresses. He was born, raised, educated and worked as a physician in Pennsylvania. All of the documents bear Wallace's signature and pertain to financial transactions, principally soldier's pay. Dates on the documents are from 1863, 1864 and 1865 and record sizeable transactions, up to $250,000.00. Each document is 8.5" by 11", some are double-sheet, folded 11" by 17".

John Winfield Wallace was born near Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. He attended Darlington Academy in Darlington, Pennsylvania, where he afterward taught. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia in 1846 and commenced the practice of medicine in Darlington. He moved to New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1850, and held several local offices. (courtesy of wikipedia)

Condition: These documents show well with some age/wear indications. The handwriting is easily readable and the paper is bright with some marks.
 
Lot 7316

$80

Title: The Little Nugget
Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Publisher: W. J. Watt & Company Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1914
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 300 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Description: This is a first U. S. edition of this Wodehouse novel, containing illustrations by Will Grefe.
The "Little Nugget" of the title is one Ogden Ford, a spoilt, unpleasant child of overindulgent, wealthy parents; he is so dubbed due to his immense ransom value, being a prime target for kidnappers. The novel revolves around numerous schemes to kidnap the boy, for various ends. It is essentially a comic romance, whose hero, Peter Burns, leaves behind a comfortable lifestyle to become a master at the boy's school, thanks to his scheming fiancee, and finds the change of lifestyle invigorating.
Condition: Covers show very light wear. Book is solidly bound. Moisture markings are visible at edges of text block. Endpapers, preliminary pages and plates show water markings along edges (affecting neither text nor illustrations). Pages are otherwise bright and clean.
 
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