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Lot 3001

$26
This lot includes the group of rare antique bookends shown in the corresponding image. This lot consists of three pairs and one single bookend without its mate. The first of this group is a cast iron Liberty Bell with the name of the manufacturer Tiffin O. appearing along the bottom edge of each end. The second pair show busts of Shakespeare within an elaborately decorated frame. These bookends appear to be in bronze (or bronze-copper mix), and are marked with a "K" on the back side. The third item is a tall set of galleons at sail, made of copper or bronze, with traces of the original paint still visible. The last piece is the single bookend in a deco style by the Pompeyan Bronze Co. showing President Lincoln writing at a desk with a winged angel hovering to one side holding a wreath over his head. The title "The Emancipator" is to be found on the reverse side. The date 1925 appears there. These bookends range in height from 5 1/2" to 8". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 3002

$110
Title: Some Account of the Vampires of Onset, Past and Present
Publisher: The New England News Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1892

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce collection of articles by several newspaper reporters exposing fakery in the a spiritualist world tied to the town of Onset, Massachusetts. Onset was developed in the 1880s as a summer camp meeting for Spiritualists. Many of the cottages still standing in Onset were built as second homes for individuals from Boston and other northeastern cities who gathered to hear mediums communicate with the dead. While it was run by the Spiritualists, the village was known as Onset Bay Grove.

In its early years, Spiritualism and beauty became synonymous with Onset. It became a well-known vacation spot, an ideal place for families. It was and is still today, a village that puts a great deal of resources into maintaining its aura of spiritualism and its desirability as a vacation place. The first urban renewal effort that was undertaken in Onset was in order to revive their Spiritualism theme and image.

This effort began because the businessmen of Onset believe its image had been tarnished by the publication of this book. According an article by Geraldine Vallier Pearle, "In 1891 a book was published by the New England News Co. of Boston; its title The Vampires of Onset was made up of a series of articles by several newspaper reporters exposing fakery in the Spiritualist world. No incident in the entire booklet took place in Onset. Nevertheless it had an effect on the religion." After the book was published this group of men formed the Onset Bay Grove Camp Meeting Co. Workers and decided to build a wigwam dedicated to the Wampanog Indians to give the area an image of natural, holistic spirituality. It would and did help revitalize Onset's image of spirituality. (last two paragraphs courtesy of hollyhurstcottageinn.com)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Previous owner's name and date (1892) appear at the top of title page. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 80 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3003

$130
Title: The Loss of the S. S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons
Author: Lawrence Beesley
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1912 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early memoir by a survivor of the April 15, 1912 sinking of the famous passenger steamship, published just nine weeks after the disaster. The work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece photograph of the ship, pictures and two double-page plates showing diagrams of the vessel. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 302 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3004

$90
Title: Pensamiento politico, economico y social de Fidel Castro
Author: Fidel Castro
Publisher: Editorial Lex (Havana)
Printing Year: 1959 Second Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red, black and white wrappers with drawing of Fidel Castro on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce early collection of three key political texts by Fidel Castro: "La historia me absolvera," "Tesis economica del movimiento del 26 de julio," and "La cuestion obrera: La reforma agraria consigna de la Revolucion."
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban politician, one of the primary leaders of the Cuban Revolution, the Prime Minister of Cuba from February 1959 to December 1976, and then the President of the Council of State of Cuba until his resignation from the office in February 2008. He is currently the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.
The work is accompanied by a red and black silk bookmark with an original black and white photo of Fidel Castro pasted at its center. The bookmark was likely issued together with book as it was inside when originally purchased. The material in this lot is accompanied by provenance to establish authenticity, in the form of copies of a letter signed by Manresa’s son and and the original export certificate issued by the Cuban government. The volume shows external age/wear, with both covers detached. Text block is intact. Age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 132 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3005

$60
Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: New American Library
Printing Year: 1999 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black boards with black cloth spine with bright silver lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed first printing of the reissue of the science fiction classic by Arthur C. Clarke. The novel was developed concurrently with Stanley Kubrick's film version and published after the release of the 1968 film. The story is based in part on various short stories by Clarke, most notably "The Sentinel" (written in 1948 for a BBC competition but first published in 1951 under the title "Sentinel of Eternity").This edition contains a new introduction by the author. Clarke's signature appears on title page. A certificate of authenticity has been laid in. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Well-preserved dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 236 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3006

$70
Title: The Market Place: Reminiscences of a Financial Editor
Author: Alexander Dana Noyes
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1938 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright embossed yellow lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce autobiography by Alexander Dana Noyes, a Wall Street financial editor and writer. His account of his life covers Wall Street from the 1880s through to the Bank Panic of 1933. The work is illustrated with 16 plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 384 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3007

$35
This lot includes the group of cigar label samples shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of well-preserved new old stock cigar labels such as "Merchant's Queen," "Rolamo," "Silver Prince," "Little Cousins," "Cambridge," "Calsetta," Spana Leo," "Belvedere," "Havana Rope," "Mi Lola," "Prudential," etc. The embossed, bright color images on these labels show quite beautifully. Also present in this group is an illustrated cigar box lid of the "Principe de Gales" brand, with a representation of the Prince of Wales (Edward VII?) on horseback. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this shelf lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3008

$175
The books offered in this lot are from a private collection of signed first printings and/or advanced reading copies of works of modern literature. Many include certificates of authenticity (COA) for the signatures. Condition grade certificates are also present in the case of a number of books sealed in plastic. The grading in these books can be confirmed by going to bookgradingservice.com (BGS), clicking on "Authentication," and entering the code that is on the hologram of the certificate. For lots including single titles and small groups (fewer than 10 volumes in a lot), we have included this code in our listing descriptions. This collection of books has been very well cared for, and most of the volumes are in mint condition.

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Press
Printing Year: 1999 Advance Reading Copy in Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers, this volume is a scarce uncorrected proof of the third installment in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. The novel won the 1999 Whitbread Book Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the 2000 Locus Award, and was short-listed for other awards, including the Hugo. This placed the novel among the most-honored works of fantasy in recent history. A film based on the novel was released on May 31, 2004, in the United Kingdom and June 4, 2004 in the U.S. and many other countries. This is the only novel in the series that does not feature Lord Voldemort in some form.

The volume is sealed in plastic cover and has been given a grade of 10 on the Book Grading Service certificate visible on rear cover (number AC012010). The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3009

$10
Title: The Stricken City
Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Publisher: Chicago Sunday American
Printing Year: 1906

Condition/Details:This piece of antique sheet music is a scarce edition of a song written by Ella Wheeler Wilcox "expressly for the Hearst San Francisco Relief Fund" that came into existence as a result of the great earthquake of April 18, 1906. The most striking front cover of this work shows an angel with its hands covering its face as it towers over the silhouette of a city lying underneath a wall of bright orange flames. The music to this piece is by F. Fanciulli. This particular edition appeared in the music section of the Chicago Sunday American on May 20, 1906.

The two sheets that make up this piece are still attached though nearly half of the bottom portion of fold has been chipped away. Chipping along edges does not affect any portion of text or illustration. The piece measures approximately 10 3/4" x 14". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3010

$16
Title: A Memorial of Hon. John Crouse of Syracuse, N.Y. Who Died June 25th, 1889, Aged Eighty-Seven Years
Publisher: Uncredited
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with name of John Crouse in bright embossed gilt lettering on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce memorial book still in its original cloth-bound wooden encasing. This edition was "intended for private circulation only." John Crouse was prominent in the wholesale grocery business and banking, and also a great benefactor to what would become Syracuse University. The book includes a detailed description of the funeral services: "The casket was of cedar, copper-lined, with an inner lining of tufted velvet." The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, gilt-edged pages. Covers of case are beginning to peel. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 48 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3011

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of modern signed science-fiction novels in dustjackets:

- Cradle by Arthur C. Clarke & Gentry Lee - Dated 1988 by Warner Books - two copies, both stated first printings. Copy one features raised gilt letters of title on dustjacket and is signed and dedicated by Gentry Lee. Copy two signed by Arthur C. Clarke.

These books are in once-read condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3012

$35
Title: Nutshell Library: Pierre, A Cautionary Tale; Alligators All Around: An Alphabet; One Was Johnny: A Counting Book; Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months.
Author: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
Printing Year: 1962
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set First Edition

Notes: Bound in pink cloth with black lettering to spine and decorative designs to front covers, this antique set is a scarce first edition of this wonderfully illustrated little set of classics for children by Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928), American writer and illustrator of children's literature. Each of these small books has a lesson to teach: Pierre is the cautionary tale of a little boy who says only "I don't care!" The others delightfully illustrate the alphabet, counting to ten, and the months of the year. These books "show Sendak at the height of his powers as a comic illustrator" (Carpenter & Prichard, 476). Some of the characters, like Pierre and Johnny, were later incorporated into the 1974 television special.

The volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Dustjackets generally show mild wear,.with particularly noticeable wear at the heads of some spines. There is light wear to the extremities of a well-preserved pictorial slipcase. The books measure approximately 2 3/4" x 3 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3013

$20
This lot includes the three pieces of antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image. These pieces have bright front cover illustrations offering striking images of air flight as it existed in the early part of the twentieth century. The first of these pieces depicts the famous aviator Glenn H. Curtiss piloting a biplane over a large urban area. The piece by Julius K. Johnson is entitled "King of the Air: March and Two Step" (1910). The second is from the time of the First World War and offers a gruesome depiction of air combat, with a plane crashing into a dirigible, airplanes ablaze, and (flaming) bodies falling out of the sky. The piece by J. Luxton is entitled "Battle in the Sky" (1915). The final piece bears the title "Take Me Up with You Dearie" and features a couple flying in a carriage underneath what appears to be a dirigible. Words of this song are by Junie McCree and the music by Albert von Tilzer. The pages of the first are all detached from one another, edges show wear that does not affect illustration or text. Second piece is intact with minor edge wear (top right corner of front cover has been chipped off). The third piece is intact with minor edgewear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3014

$120
Title: Aunt Sally; or, The Cross the Way of Freedom: A Narrative of the Slave-Life and Purchase of the Mother of Rev. Isaac Williams, of Detroit, Michigan
Publisher: American Reform Tract and Book Society (Cincinnati)
Printing Year: 1859

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine, this antique volume is a scarce memoir of the subject's life of bondage in North Carolina and Alabama. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, plates and in-text illustrations. The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking and chipping along gutters, wear to edges and corners. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show foxing. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6" and contains 216 pages plus 7 page of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3015

$22
Titles: The Post Apostolic Age; Age of the Renascence; The Apostolic Age; Age of the Crusades; The Great Western Schism; Age of Hildebrand; Age of Charlemagne; The Anglican Reformation; The Reformation; The Ecumenical Councils
Authors: Lucius Waterman; Paul Van Dyke; James Vernon Bartlet; James M. Ludlow; Clinton Locke; Marvin R. Vincent; Charles L. Wells; William Clark; Williston Walker; William P. Du Bose
Publisher: The Christian Literature Company
Printing Year: 1896
Number of Volumes: 10

Notes: This set is bound in three-quarter leather with marble boards, raised bands, and gilt embossing. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 3016

$110
Title: Works
Author: Victor Hugo
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
Printing Year: 1887-1888
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century edition of the works of the French novelist. The work is illustrated with frontispiece plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3017

$45
The books offered in this lot are from a private collection of signed first printings and/or advanced reading copies of works of modern literature. Many include certificates of authenticity (COA) for the signatures. Condition grade certificates are also present in the case of a number of books sealed in plastic. The grading in these books can be confirmed by going to bookgradingservice.com (BGS), clicking on "Authentication," and entering the code that is on the hologram of the certificate. For lots including single titles and small groups (fewer than 10 volumes in a lot), we have included this code in our listing descriptions. This collection of books has been very well cared for, and most of the volumes are in mint condition.

- Breakpoint by Richard A. Clarke - Published by Putnam - Signed first edition in dustjacket, sealed in plastic, with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO11956.
- Act of Treason by Vince Flynn - Published by Atria - Signed first edition in dustjacket, sealed in plastic, with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12074.
- Echo Park by Michael Connelly - Published by Little & Brown - Signed first edition in dustjacket with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12072. Plastic sealing open along bottom and right side.
- Fear by Jeff Abbott - Published by Dutton - Signed first edition in dustjacket with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO11861. Plastic sealing has small hole along bottom edge.
- The Innocent Man by John Grisham - Published by Doubleday - Signed first edition in dustjacket with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12049. Plastic sealing has tear about halfway up right edge.
- Pegasus Descending by James Lee Burke - Published by Simon & Schuster - Signed first edition sealed in plastic with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO11860.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3018

$30
The books offered in this lot are from a private collection of signed first printings and/or advanced reading copies of works of modern literature. Many include certificates of authenticity (COA) for the signatures. Condition grade certificates are also present in the case of a number of books sealed in plastic. The grading in these books can be confirmed by going to bookgradingservice.com (BGS), clicking on "Authentication," and entering the code that is on the hologram of the certificate. For lots including single titles and small groups (fewer than 10 volumes in a lot), we have included this code in our listing descriptions. This collection of books has been very well cared for, and most of the volumes are in mint condition.

Title: Here, There, and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles
Authors: Geoff Emerick & Howard Massey
Publisher: Gotham Books
Printing Year: 2006 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: This volume is a scarce autographed first edition of this memoir by Geoff Emerick, the recording studio audio engineer, who is best known for his work with the Beatles' albums "Revolver," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," ' and "Abbey Road." The volume is sealed in plastic with certificate of authenticity on rear cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3019

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on philosophy:

- War Abolition: The Convictions of a Business Man by Harry P. Gibson - Dated 1925 by Robson & Adee (Schenectady) - gilt embossing.
- The Inexcusable Lie by Harold R. Peat - Dated 1923 by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (Chicago) - signed and dedicated by author. Dustjacket shows wear.
- Elements of Deductive Logic by Noah K. Davis - Dated 1893 by Harper & Brothers
- Introductory Course of Natural Philosophy for the Use of High Schools and Academies by William G. Peck - Dated 1875 by A.S. Barnes and Company - decorative gilt binding. Front endpapers missing.
- Other Tongues - Other Flesh by George Hunt Williamson - Dated 1953 by George Hunt Williamson - dustjacket shows wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3020

$24
Title: Swedish Movements or Medical Gymnastics
Author: T. J. Hartelius
Publisher: Modern Medicine Pub. Co. (Battle Creek, Michigan)
Printing Year: 1896 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with (faded) gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this manual of medical gymnastics. This work has been translated by A. B. Olsen and contains introduction and notes by J. H. Kellogg, the noted doctor who ran a sanitarium using holistic methods, with a particular focus on nutrition, enemas and exercise. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and in-text and full-page drawings illustrating body positions and movements. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 162 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3021

$35
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains cover illustrations and music either pertaining to the cultures of the Middle East and India, or with associated themes. There are 40 individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edgewear. It should be noted that the majority of these pieces have been preserved in plastic covers and are in very good condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3022

$175
This lot includes the group of antique photographic glass and film negative plates shown in the corresponding image. These plates come in their original boxes (labeled "Eastman's Kodoid Plates," "Eastman Dry Plates," and "The Stanley Dry Plate"). Among pictures of the turn-of-the-century Central / Upstate New York presented on these plates are images of homesteads, early automobiles, horse-drawn carriages, waterfalls, downtown squares, animals/pets, floral-decorated carts / bicycles / strollers (for parade?), elaborately furnished Victorian rooms, and boating / bathing at the beach. These plates are in excellent condition. This work of an early amateur photographer (presumably the personal collection of prosperous Carthage optometrist Frederick H. Mills - one of the glass plates shows the interior of optometrist's store) is a rare find that documents a stage in the development of photography and offers insight into life in early twentieth-century New York. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 3023

$60
Title: The Prairie (1872), The Pioneers (1872), The Pathfinder (1873), The Last of the Mohicans (1873)
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Number of Volumes: 4

Notes: This set is bound in maroon cloth with decorative gilt embossing to spine. "Last of the Mohicans" and "The Pathfinder" show slight tearing to spine. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3024

$40
Title: The Prince of Tides
Author: Pat Conroy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1986 Author-Signed Advance Uncorrected Proof

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial wrappers, this volume is a scarce autographed pre-publication printing of this novel by best-selling author Pat Conroy (b. 1945). The book tells the story of Tom Wingo, an unemployed South Carolina teacher who goes to New York City to help his sister, Savannah, a poet who has attempted suicide, to come to terms with their past. This novel was the basis for the 1991 film by Barbra Streisand, starring herself and Nick Nolte.

The author's signature appears on the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, with blurred publisher's stamp on top edge of text. Sticker of the "Houghton Mifflin's Network of Booksellers" appears on front cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 578 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3025

$12
This shelf lot includes the group of modern advance reading copies of novels shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3026

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Red Randall in the Aleutians by R. Sidney Bowen - Dated 1945 by Grosset & Dunlap Publishers - spine of dustjacket shows small tears
- Rand Starr Leading the Air Circus; or, The Sky Flyers in a Daring Stunt by Eugene Martin - Dated 1932 by Saalfield Publishing Company - dustjacket shows triangular tear to bottom of spine
- Daring Wings by Graham M. Dean - Dated 1931 by Goldsmith Publishing Co. (Chicago) - small tears to ends of spine and bottom right-hand corner of front cover of dustjacket
- The Bird Boys or The Young Sky Pilot's First Air Voyage by John Luther Langworthy - Dated 1914 by M. A. Donohue & Company (Chicago) - dustjacket with small tears to ends of spine and top right-hand corner of front cover
- Airplane Boys Discover the Secrets of Cuzco by E. J. Craine - Dated 1930 by World Syndicate Publishing Co. (Cleveland) - dustjacket has small tears to ends of spine

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3027

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on world history:

- Remarkable Trials of All Countries - Dated 1882 by S.S. Pelboubet & Company - volume two.
- The Literature of All Nations and All Ages edited by Julian Hawthorne - Dated 1897 by William Finley & Co. (Philadelphia) - volume one of ten in decorative gilt binding.
- The Literature of All Nations and All Ages edited by Julian Hawthorne - Dated 1897 by William Finley & Co. (Philadelphia) - volume two of ten in decorative gilt binding.
- The Earth Girdled by T. DeWitt Talmage - Dated 1896 by Hunt & Eaton - three-quarter leather binding with gilt embossing.
- A History of All Nations by S.G. Goodrich - Dated 1853 by Derby and Miller (Auburn) - two volume set with gilt embossing.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3028

$14
Title: Souls for Sale: The Diary of an Ex-Colored Man: Conflict and Compromise of Second-Generation Advocacy in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Author: Anthony Asadullah Samad
Publisher: Kabili Press (Los Angeles)
Printing Year: 2002 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed first edition of this memoir by scholar and columnist Anthony Asadullah Samad. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket is intact. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 664 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3029

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique children's literary titles:

- The Motion Picture Comrades Aboard a Submarine by Elmer Tracey Barnes - Dated 1917 by The Saalfield Publishing Company (Chicago) - Slight chipping to top of spine.
- The Boy Allies with the Submarine D-32 by Robert L. Drake - Dated 1918 by A.L. Burt Company - Dustjacket shows wear and slight tearing.
- Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge - Dated 1922 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Illustrated by George Wharton Edwards. Dustjacket shows wear and slight tearing.
- The Tarzan Twins by Edgar Rice Burroughs - Dated 1927 by P.F. Volland Company (Joliet)
- Tales From Grimm - no date provided by M.A. Donohue & Company (Chicago) - Ex-library.
- Simples Notions de Francais by Paul Bercy - Dated 1894 by Brentano's

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3030

$50
Title: The Secret Adversary
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
Printing Year: 1922 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in orange cloth with embossed black lettering, this antique volume is a rare first U.S. edition of Christie's second book, the first starring Tommy and Tuppence, two fictional detectives, recurring characters in the author's work. This well-preserved volume shows external age/wear, with soiling to covers and spine. The front hinge is cracked. Mildly age-toned pages appear without annotations. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 330 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3031

$24
This lot includes the group of farm ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of issues of the "Farmer's Pocket Ledger," an issue of "Burpee's Blue List" (1925), a softcover edition of "Fodder Crops for Australia" (1922), and issues of periodicals such as "Electricity of the Farm," "Successful Farming," "Comfort," "Rural Progress," etc. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3032

$18
Title: Sole Survivor
Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Headline (London)
Printing Year: circa 1997 Author-Signed Uncorrected Proof

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers with bright multi-color front cover, this volume is a rare "bound typescript for advance reading only" of this novel by best-selling author Dean Koontz (b. 1945), best known for his novels which could be described broadly as suspense thrillers. This work is about a woman named Rose, who is being pursued by a company called Teknologik.

There is no mention of the title "Sole Survivor" anywhere (this book has no title page). The front cover of this book though has the same illustration as the first edition. Publication details and blurbs appear on rear cover. This volume is signed by the author on the inside of the front cover. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 448 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3033

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of antique decorative literary titles:

- Rollo on the Rhine by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1858 by Hurst & Company
- Rollo in Holland by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1858 by Hurst & Company
- Rollo on the Atlantic by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1858 by Hurst & Company
- Rollo in Naples by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1858 by Hurst & Company
- Rollo in Rome by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1858 by Hurst & Company
- Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1858 by Hurst & Company
- The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table: Every Man His Own Boswell by Oliver Wendell Holmes - Dated 1858 by Hurst & Company
- The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Dated 1898 by Thompson & Thomas (Chicago)
- Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Dated 1895 by Thompson & Thomas (Chicago)
- The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson - Dated 1873 by Harper & Brothers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3034

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Wire & Wire Products: Directory, Index & Buyers Guide - Dated 1930 by Quinn-Brown Publishing Corp.
- The Bagley & Sewall Company, Watertown, New York, U.S.A. : Builders of Paper Making Machines - No date provided by The Bagley & Sewall Company - spiral-bound oblong softcover general catalogue, with bright illustrations
- Hardware Age Verified List by Walter D. Gregory - No date provided by Hardware Age - Eleventh Edition
- National Electric Light Association: Thirty-Third Convention - Dated circa 1910 by Executive Committee - Volume I: General Sessions: Papers, Reports and Discussions. Front hinge is cracked.
- Simplified Fire Department Hydraulics by Fred Shepperd - Dated 1928 by Case-Shepperd-Mann Publishing Corp., Publishers of Fire Engineering - name of NYFD officer Wm. P. Donnelly appears on front cover, front endpaper and title page and throughout text block
- Tackling Tech: Suggestions for the Undergraduate in Technical School or College by Lawrence Wickes Conant - Dated 1922 by Ronald Press Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3035

$28
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage mystery and crime novels shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 3036

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of autographed titles:

- Ravelstein by Saul Bellow - Dated 2000 by Viking - First Printing in dustjacket
- Reaching the Moon by Buzz Aldrin - Dated 2005 by Harper Collins Publishers - Stated First Edition in dustjacket. Illustrated by Wendell Minor (whose signature also appears on front flyleaf).
- The New Yorker Book of Technology Cartoons by Robert Mankoff - Dated 2000 by Bloomberg Press - First Printing in dustjacket
- Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow et al. - Dated 2007 by Sterling Publishing Co. - First printing in dustjacket. CD attached at rear of volume. Signed by Peter Yarrow.
- The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore - Dated 2002 by Little Simon - Pop-Up Book illustrated and signed by Robert Sabuda

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3037

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique decorative titles on European history:

- History of Madame Roland by John C. Abbott - Dated 1856 by Harper & Brothers
- Caesar: A Sketch by James Anthony Froude - no date provided by Harper & Brothers
- Life of Adrienne d'Ayen, Marquise de Lafayette by Marquerite Guilbou - Dated 1918 by Ralph Fletcher Seymour (Chicago) - gilt embossing.
- The Road in Tuscany: A Commentary by Maurice Hewlett - Dated 1904 by The Macmillan Company - two volume set. Frontispiece detached from volume one. Gilt embossing to both volumes.
- Florence, as Described by Great Writers edited by Esther Singleton - Dated 1910 by Dodd, Mead and Company - gilt embossing
- The Story of the Gypsies by Konrad Bercovici - Dated 1928 by Cosmopolitan Book Corporation
- The Story of the Irish Race: A Popular History of Ireland by Seumas MacManus - Dated 1921 by The Irish Publishing Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 3038

$26
Title: Typhoon
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright orange lettering on spine and under pictorial design on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce second printing of this classic sea yarn by the Polish-born British novelist. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece illustration and several plates illustrated by Maurice Greiffenhagen. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 205 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3039

$55
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains bright color cover illustrations and music composed by E. T. Paul. There are 15 individual music pieces in this lot. Included in this collection is "E. T. Paul's Military March Folio No. 3" (1937, with detached front cover). This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. A number of these pieces have been preserved in plastic covers and are in very good condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3040

$60
Title: Wrought Iron Railings and Entrance Gates
Publisher: Anchor Post Iron Works
Printing Year: 1913 (Catalogue No. 50 - Section Three)

Condition/Details: Bound in original brown wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce catalogue for a New York City company specializing in the manufacturing and building of fences for all purposes. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of gates, railings and lamps, with a number of illustrations depicting entrances to grand private estates. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 3/4" and contains 68 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3041

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on theology:

- The Ecclesiastical Class Book by Charles A. Goodrich - Dated 1839 by F.J. Huntington and Co.
- Memoirs of Rev. N. Fessenden, with an Appendix - Dated 1863 by uncredited publisher
- The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul by Philip Doddridge - no date provided by Presbyterian Board of Publication (Philadelphia)
- Immortality: Four Sermons Preached Before the University of Cambridge by J.J. Stewart Perowne - no date provided by Anson D.F. Randolph & Company
- Christian Daily Life by Hetty Bowman - Dated 1860 by T. Nelson and Sons
- The Highest Law by D.M. Hodge - Dated 1870 by Henry H. Peck (New Haven) - decorative gilt binding.
- The Lenten Lectures of Thomas Maguire - no date provided by Christian Press Association Publishing Co.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 3042

$20
Title: The Maxims of Methuselah
Author: Gelett Burgess
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers
Printing Year: 1907 Author-Signed First Edition in Scarce Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth spine with bright pictorial paper front cover, this antique volume is a scarce autographed first edition of this work by Frank Gelett Burgess. Burgess (January 30, 1866 – September 18, 1951) was an artist, art critic, poet, author, and humorist, who achieved fame with his nonsense verse. This collection of humorous maxims is illustrated with four color plates, decorations and cover design by Louis D. Fancher. Author's inscription appears on half title page over a (presumably the author's) hand-drawn caricature and reads "With the compliments of / Gelett Burgess / 1907." The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact, mylar-covered dustjacket shows one-inch tear to the bottom of spine and small tears to edges. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" and contains 108 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3043

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage estate books:

- Five Minute Biographies by Dale Carnegie - Dated 1937 by Southern Publishers, Inc. - Illustrated.
- Just Looking by Walter O'Meara - Dated 1956 by Sullivan, Stauffer, Colwell & Bayles, Inc. - Slipcase.
- Alice's Restaurant Cookbook by Alice May Brock - Dated 1969 by Random House - Dustjacket shows wear.
- Joseph Israels: An Address Delivered at the Opening of the Exhibition of Josef Israels' Paintings, Toledo Museum of Art by Frank Wakely Gunsaulus - Dated 1912 by Edward Drummond Libbey - Gilt embossing.
- The Art of the Plasterer: An Account of the Decorative Development of the Craft by George P. Bankart - Dated 1909 by B.T. Batsford (London) - Decorative gilt binding. Spine shows wear and is torn from gutters.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3044

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of 31 Shakespeare volumes shown in the corresponding image. This set was published by J. M. Dent & Sons Ld. (London). Each volume is bound in red leatherette, with bright gilt lettering to spine, and measures approximately 4" x 5 1/4". These books are well preserved and show no markings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3045

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on Jehovah's Witnesses shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3046

$80
This lot features the following group of antique women's magazine issues:

Title: The Ladies' Monthly Museum, Good Housekeeping, American Home, The American, Woman's World, Mademoiselle
Issue Dates: 1823 (one issue of Ladies' Monthly Museum), 1920s and 1940s
Approximate Number of Issues: 25

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, light soiling, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
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