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Lot 3094

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique French-language books bound in quarter leather with raised bands and marbled boards:

- Oeuvres completes de P. Corneille - Dated 1903 by Librairie Hachette - Volumes 1, 3-7
- Oeuvres completes de J. J. Rousseau - Dated 1898 by Librairie Hachette - Volumes 1-3
- Oeuvres completes de Racine - Dated 1889 by Librairie Hachette - Volume 3

These ex-library books are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and the customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3095

$24
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage books on world history 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: $36.50
Lot 3096

$26
This shelf lot includes the group of books on World War I shown in the corresponding image. Among the titles present in this collection are "Leslie's Photographic Review of the Great War" (1920), Lord Northcliffe's "At the War" (1916), Cramb's "Germany and England" (1914), Albert Rhys Williams' "In the Claws of the German Eagle" (1917), and "The German Army from Within" (1914, with soiled covers). 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: $12.50
Lot 3097

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage literary titles:

- A Sea Queen by W. Clark Russell - no date provided by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. - Half-leather binding. Lacks spine, hinges cracked.
- The District Attorney by William Sage - Dated 1906 by Little, Brown, and Company (Boston) - Front hinge cracking.
- Idle Island by Ethel Hueston - Dated 1927 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company (Indianapolis)
- By the Blue River by I. Clarke - Dated 1913 by Benziger Brothers - Gilt embossing, hinges cracking.
- The Singing Wind by Marjorie Kahl Lawrence - Dated 1954 by Vantage Press, Inc. - Signed by author.
- The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Volume III, 1826-1832 edited by William H. Gilman & Alfred R. Ferguson - Dated 1963 by The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (Cambridge)

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 3098

$100
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of scrap and autograph books dating back to the mid-19th century and early twentieth century. The earliest scrapbook has clippings pasted into "The Utica Directory No. 4 of 1833." One scrapbook features color comic strip clippings, while another has holiday cards (Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc.) pasted in. 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: $10.50
Lot 3099

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Quakers:

- The Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers by William Penn - no date provided by Friends' Book Store (Philadelphia) - gilt embossing.
- The Works of the Long Mournful and Sorely Distressed Isaac Pennington, Volume I - no date provided by uncredited publisher - gilt embossing. Front board detached, spine torn at top, top of boards warped.
- A Further Testimony to Truth, Revived Out of the Ruins of the Apostasy by Isaac Pennington - no date provided by uncredited publisher - gilt embossing.
- Discipline of the Yearly Meeting of Friends, Held in New-York, for the State of New-York, and Parts Adjacent - Dated 1836 by Mahlon Day - leather bound.
- Discipline of the Yearly Meeting of Friends, Held in New-York, for the State of New-York, and Parts Adjacent - Dated 1836 by Mahlon Day - leather bound. Slight chipping to spine.
- Memorials of Deceased Friends, of New-England Yearly Meeting - Dated 1841 by Knowles & Vose (Providence)
- Letters of the Late John Thorp, of Manchester - Dated 1820 by James and Jonathan Smith (Liverpool) - spine missing.
- The History of the Rise, Increase and Progress of the Christian People Called Quakers by William Sewel - Dated 1844 by Baker & Crane - leather bound with gilt embossing and raised bands. Spine shows sunning.

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 3100

$650
Title: The Grapes of Wrath
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Viking Press
Printing Year: 1939 First Edition in Rare Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial light brown cloth, this volume is a scarce first edition of this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic of an Oklahoma family's migration to California during the Depression. The novel served as the basis for the John Ford film featuring Henry Fonda as Tom Joad. Steinbeck's masterpiece and literature's lasting testament to the Great Depression, it was singled-out in his citation for the Nobel Prize decades later.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. A number of newspaper clippings relating to the Oklahoma migrants have been pasted to preliminary pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket by Elmer Hader (priced $2.75 and with the first edition statement on front flap) shows small tears to edges and corners. Tape appears at bottom of front flap and at bottom and top of rear flap. Water marking appears on upper left-hand side of front cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 619 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3101

$24
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles:Good Stories, Tip Top Weekly, The Mentor, The Home Magazine, Radio Digest, Household Magazine, Woman's World, American Boy
Issue Date Range: 1899 - 1939
Number of Issues: 17

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. These magazines have been preserved in plastic covers and are intact and whole. Some issues may show signs of age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $11.50
Lot 3102

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray - Dated 1849 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - Spine shows chipping at ends, front gutter is cracked. Rubbing to covers.
- The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer / The Battle of the Frogs and Mice by William Cowper - Dated 1814 by Joseph T. Buckingham (Boston) - This leather-bound volume contains the Cowper translation of the Odyssey in its entirety. Tearing along front gutter.
- The Works of Lord Byron, Including the Suppressed Poems. Also a Sketch of His Life by J. W. Lane - Dated 1836 by Grigg & Elliot (Philadelphia) - leather-bound volume with soiling to front cover
- The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens - Dated 1840 by Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia) - volume is disbound. Boards still present. Most of spine cover laid in.

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 3103

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on transportation:

- Motor-Car Principles: The Gasoline Automobile by Roger B. Whitman - Dated 1915 by D. Appleton and Company
- Youth at the Wheel: A Reference Book on Safe Driving by John C. Floherty - Dated 1937 by J.B. Lippincott Company - dustjacket torn along bottom.
- The Road Book of England and Wales - no date provided by Cassell and Company Ltd. (London) - gilt embossing.
- Airplanes and Safety - Dated 1921 by The Travelers Insurance Company (Hartford) - wrappers. Spine has been taped, front cover and spine detached from textblock.
- Motorboat Handbook - Dated 1909 by The Motor Boat Publishing Company
- Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics Powerplant Handbook - Dated 1971 by U.S. Government Printing Office (Washington) - wrappers.
- Every Pilot's Guide to Aviation Electronics: Comm, Nav, & Pulse Systems and Equipment; A Practical User's and Buyer's Guide to Avoinics by John M. Ferrara - Dated 1976 by El-Jac Publishing Corp. (Hightstown) - wrappers.

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 3104

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

- The Holy Bible - Dated 1871 by William W. Harding (Philadelphia) - Volume shows significant external wear, with badly chipped spine cover and detaching boards. This Bible contains genealogical information regarding the Sartwell family from Camden, New York. Marriage certificate dated 1876, note with list of births dated 1796, and other documents are laid in.
- The Holy Bible by Rev. Ingram Cobbin - Dated 1867 by Case, Lockwood and Company - cracking along gutters
- The Holy Bible - No date provided by Alden and Beardsley (Auburn) - lacks spine cover
- The Holy Bible - Dated 1873 by A. J. Holman & Co. (Philadelphia) - boards are detached, spine cover has tears to ends. Fold-out illustration intact.

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: $22.50
Lot 3105

$14
This shelf lot includes the group of antique Juvenile Series books 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: $13.50
Lot 3106

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles from the series "The World's Great Collections":

- Oriental Ceramics: National Museum of Korea, Seoul by Sunu Choi - Dated 1982 by Kodansha International Ltd. (Tokyo) - folio in slipcase
- Oriental Ceramics: Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm by Bo Gyllensvard - Dated 1982 by Kodansha International Ltd. (Tokyo) - folio in slipcase
- Oriental Ceramics: Museum Pusat, Jakarta by Abu RIdho - Dated 1982 by Kodansha International Ltd. (Tokyo) - folio in slipcase

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: $20.50
Lot 3107

$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.

- Conservatives Without Conscience by John W. Dean - Published by Viking Press - Signed first edition in dustjacket, sealed in plastic with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO11862.
- Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption by Christopher Kennedy Lawford - Published by William Morrow - Signed first edition in dustjacket, sealed in plastic with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12029.
- Turn Away Thy Son: Little Rock, the Crisis that Shocked the Nation by Elizabeth Jacoway - Published by Free Press - Signed first edition in dustjacket with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO11953. Plastic sealing torn along bottom and right edges.
- Bridging the Divide: My Life by Edward W. Brooke - Signed first edition in dustjacket with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO11957. Plastic sealing torn along bottom edge.
- What a Party! My Life Among Democrats: Presidents, Candidates, Donors, Activists, Alligators, and Other Wild Animals by Terry McAuliffe - Published by Thomas Dunne Books - Signed first edition in dustjacket, sealed in plastic with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO11959.
- The Mighty and The Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs by Madeleine Albright - Published by Harper Collins - Signed first edition in dustjacket, sealed in plastic with COA and a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12017.
- A Time to Run by Barbara Boxer - Dated 2005 by Chronicle Books (San Francisco) - First printing in wrappers, advance reading copy.
- Betty: A Glad Awakening by Betty Ford - Dated 1987 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. (Garden City) - Stated first edition in dustjacket.

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 3108

$425
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 Sorcerer's Stone
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Printing Year: 1997 Advance Reading Copy in Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers, this volume is a scarce uncorrected proof of the first novel in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling and featuring Harry Potter, a young wizard. It describes how Harry discovers he is a wizard, makes close friends and a few enemies at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and with the help of his friends thwarts an attempted comeback by the evil wizard Voldemort, who killed Harry's parents and tried to kill Harry when he was one year old.

Plastic cover in which the volume was contained has been opened. Book is in excellent condition with plastic protective covers. This volume has been given a grade of 6 (near fine) on the Book Grading Service certificate visible on rear cover (number AC012027). 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 3109

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of modern signed estate books 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: $22.50
Lot 3110

$80
Title: The Constitutional and Political History of the United States
Author: H. von Holst
Publisher: Callaghan and Company (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1877 - 1982
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with beveled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce scholarly study of the political and legal cultures of the United States by Hermann Eduard von Holst (1841 – 1904), a German-American historian.
Holst was a Baltic German born at Fellin (Viljandi) in Russian Livonia. He was educated at the universities of Dorpat (Tartu) and Heidelberg, receiving his doctor's degree from the latter in 1865. He immigrated to the United States in 1867, remaining there until 1872. Upon his return to Germany von Holst was professor of history in the newly reorganized University of Strasbourg from 1872 to 1874 and at University of Freiburg in Baden from 1874 to 1892. Their son Hermann V. von Holst, the future architect, was born in Freiburg in 1874. For ten years he was a member of the Baden Herrenhaus, and vice-president for four. He revisited the United States in 1878-79 and in 1884, and in 1892 he became head of the department of history at the University of Chicago. Retiring on account of ill-health in 1900, he returned to Germany and died at Freiburg in January 1904.
Both through his books and through his lectures at the University of Chicago, Holst exerted a powerful influence in encouraging American students to follow more closely the German methods of historical research. This study, his principal work, originally appeared as "Verfassung und Democratie der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika" (subsequently entitled "Verfassungsgeschichte der Vereinigten Staaten seit der Administration Johnson"). This work has been translated by John J. Lalor. These well-preserved volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 3111

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of modern signed Ben Bova titles and proofs:

- Death Dream - Dated 1994 by Bantam Books - first printing in dustjacket. Duplicate softcover advance reading copy also present in this lot, contains signature laid in.
- Millennium: A Novel About People and Politics in the Year 1999 - Dated 1976 by Random House - stated first edition in dustjacket.
- The Silent War: Book III of The Asteroid Wars - Dated 2004 by Tom Doherty Associates - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket. Duplicate softcover advance reading copy also present in this lot.
- Tales of the Grand Tour - Dated 2004 by Tom Doherty Associates - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- The Rock Rats: Book II of The Asteroid Wars - Dated 2002 by Tom Doherty Associates - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- The Precipice: Book I of The Asteroid Wars - Dated 2001 by Tom Doherty Associates - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- Cyberbooks - Dated 1989 by Tom Doherty Associates - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- Titan - Dated 2006 by Tom Doherty Associates - stated first edition, first printing. Softcover advance reading copy.
- Viewpoint - Dated 1977 by Boskone (Cambridge) - copy number 286 of 800 in dustjacket.
- The Astral Mirror - Dated 1985 by Tom Doherty Associates - stated first printing, wrappers.

The books in this lot are in once-read condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 3112

$24
Title: Poppy: The Adventures of a Fairy
Author: Anne Perez-Guerra
Publisher: Rand McNally & Company (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1942

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper-covered boards, this volume is a scarce work of children's literature. The work contains in-text and full-page black-and-white and color illustrations by Betty Barclay. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Previous owner's name appears on front and rear endpapers. This unpaginated book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 6 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3113

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

- Cunning-Cunning and His Merry Comrades (A "Really True Story" of City Birds) by Mary Irving Husted - Dated 1932 by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. (Boston) - Oblong volume.
- Baby Animals by Ruth Newton - Dated 1949 by Whitman Publishing Company (Racine) - Spine shows wear.
- Number Men by Louise True - Dated 1948 by Children's Press, Inc. (Chicago) - Illustrated by Lillian Owens. Oblong volume, dustjacket shows wear and slight tearing to bottom of spine.
- Bread & Cheese by George & Doris Hauman - Dated 1934 by The Macmillan Company - Oblong format first edition in dustjacket with light tears and soiling.
- Foxie by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire - Dated 1949 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. (Garden City) - Oblong format stated first edition. Dustjacket shows wear and lacks bottom corner of front cover.

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: $6.50
Lot 3114

$10
This lot includes the group of Utica Club coasters shown in the corresponding image. Utica Club is a brand of naturally-aged pilsner beer from Utica, New York. Coasters feature Utica Club's most famous campaign icons: a pair of talking beer steins, Schultz and Dooley, who appeared in several popular television commercials that ran from 1959 to 1964. DDB (Doyle Dane Bernbach) copywriter David Reider created the characters, and comedian Jonathan Winters supplied the voices of Schultz, Dooley, and the other beer steins that appeared in the commercials. Many Utica Club commercials depicted two characters ending the argument abruptly on ordering a Utica Club beer, leading to the jingle "It's tough to argue over a Utica Club, 'cause they put too much love into it!"

These N. O. S. coasters are intact and well-preserved. 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: $6.50
Lot 3115

$35
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique books on U.S. history 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: $36.50
Lot 3116

$26
This shelf lot includes the signed framed print by Ruth Carroll shown in the corresponding image. Ruth Carroll, born in 1899, graduated from Vassar College and thereafter established roots in New York City, where she pursued training at the Art Students League under Cecilia Beaux, Charles Bridgman, and Andrew Dasburg, the last of whom probably influenced her Cézannesque approach to painting. Bold color and patterned brush strokes were a trade-mark of her earlier work. She had a strong interest in color values and geometry, noticeable in the play of shadows within her compositions. In the 1920s her work was exhibited at the Newark Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She later changed course within the art field, developing a career as an author-illustrator of children's books. Carroll took over the weekly 'Pussycat Princess' comics after the death of the creator Grace Drayton in 1936. She continued the strip with scripts by Ed Anthony until 1947. She illustrated several children's books from the 1930s throughout the 1970s.

The portrait shows a young man (perhaps husband and fellow author Latrobe Carroll?) facing the viewer, with hand raised to the side of his face. The picture measures approximately 8 1/2" x 10 1/2". 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: $8.50
Lot 3117

$14
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes antique advertising and correspondence. 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: $8.50
Lot 3118

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of literary titles in excellent condition. All books are preserved in slipcases:

- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - Dated 1968 by Heritage Press - Illustrated by Norman Rockwell
- Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau - Dated 1981 by Heritage Press - Wood engravings by Thomas W. Nason
- Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman - Dated 1940 by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. - Selected and with an introduction by Christopher Morley. Illustrations by Lewis C. Daniel
- Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Dated 1966 by Heritage Press - Selected and introduced by Wallace Stegner. Illustrated by Valenti Angelo
- The Call of the Wild by Jack London - Dated 1960 by Heritage Press - With an introduction by Pierre Berton and illustrations by Henry Varnum Poor
- The Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Dated 1943 by Heritage Press - Selected, and edited with commentary, by Louis Untermeyer. Illustrated with wood engravings by Boyd Hanna

Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 3119

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. history:

- Following the Greek Cross; or, Memories of the Sixth Army Corps by Thomas W. Hyde - Dated 1894 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company (Boston) - decorative gilt binding. Water stains to top of boards.
- Washington and His Generals by J.T. Headley - Dated 1847 by Baker and Scribner - two volume set. Gilt embossing.
- An Account of the Pilgrimage to the Tomb of General Grant by C.A.P. - Dated 1900 by The De Vinne Press - decorative binding. Spine almost completely missing.
- The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln by Ida M. Tarbell - Dated 1896 by S.S. McClure, Limited

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 3120

$12
Title: Religion of the Bible in Select Discourses
Author: Thomas H. Skinner
Publisher: John S. Taylor
Printing Year: 1839

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped black cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative design to spine, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century theological work. The volume shows external age/wear, with tears and chipping to spine cover. Corners are bumped. Binding is shaken. Text block is intact with pages that show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 323 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3121

$24
This lot includes the group of vintage sheet music with decorative color front covers shown in the corresponding image. This group contains covers and music pertaining to Hollywood films and Broadway productions There are several dozen 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 3122

$12
This lot includes the group of glass slides shown in the corresponding image. This material contains images of New York City (Central Park, Bronx, Flatiron Building), of a Japanese garden in Mountain, N.J., and of the Seine in Paris, and the Brunswick Monument in Geneva, Switzerland. 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: $6.50
Lot 3123

$14
This auction lot includes the following group of modern signed literature:

- Shadowfires by Leigh Nichols - Dated 1987 by Avon - first printing in wrappers. Signed by Dean Koontz.
- The Eyes of Darkness by Leigh Nichols - Dated 1981 by Pocket Books - First printing in wrappers. Signed by Dean Koontz.
- The Key to Midnight by Leigh Nichols - Dated 1979 by Pocket Books - First printing in wrappers. Signed by Dean Koontz.
- By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz - Dated 2002 by Headline Book Publishing (London) - First printing in dustjacket.

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 3124

$26
Title: The Tranquility Wars
Author: Gentry Lee
Publisher: Easton Press (Norwalk, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 2000 Author-Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering and decorative designs, this volume is a scarce autographed first edition of this work of science fiction by Gentry Lee (b. 1942), the chief engineer for the Planetary Flight Systems Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and noted science fiction writer. This is copy number 52 of 1075. This volume has a frontispiece illustration by Debbie Hughes. Laid in are a certificate of authenticity (signed and dated by Gentry Lee), an Easton Press ex libris sticker, and a small card offering "A Note about the Tranquility Wars." The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt edges and silk endpapers. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 481 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3125

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on nature and animals 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: $22.50
Lot 3126

$80
Title: Works
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Current Literature Publishing Co.
Printing Year: 1909
Number of Volumes: 9 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce Medallion edition of the works of the English author. Volume titles in this collection are as follows: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Merry Men; The New Arabian Nights; Master of Ballantrae; Treasure Island; Travels with a Donkey / An Inland Voyage; Child's Garden of Verse / Underwoods; Familiar Studies; Kidnapped; Virginibus Puerisque. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3127

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on world history:

- Through Five Republics on Horseback: Being an Account of Many Wanderings in South America by G. Whitfield Ray - Dated 1925 by G. Hauser (Cleveland) - signed and dedicated by author, decorative gilt binding.
- A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter - Dated 1954 by E.P. Dutton & Company
- Bahamas: Isles of June by H. MacLachlan Bell - Dated 1934 by Robert M. McBride & Company
- The West Indies and Caribbean Year Book, 1955-56 - Dated 1956 by Thomas Skinner & Co., Limited (London)
- Shepp's World's Fair Photographed by James W. & Daniel B. Shepp - Dated 1893 by Globe Bible Publishing Co. (Chicago) - oblong volume, faded 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: $15.50
Lot 3128

$22
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: I Still Miss Someone: Friends and Family Remember Johnny Cash
Editor: Hugh Waddell
Publisher: Cumberland House
Printing Year: 2004 First Edition Signed by Hugh Waddell

Condition/Details: This volume is a scarce autographed first edition of this memoir about Johnny Cash (1932 - 2003) compiled by Hugh Waddell, a man who spent eight years with the country music artist as publicist and personal aide. More than forty people offer their remembrances of "the Man in Black" and provide an insider's view of the heart and soul of the friend they knew simply as John. Featuring contributions from a broad spectrum of persons from all eras of Cash's life, including his children John Carter Cash, Cindy Cash, and Tara Cash Schwoebel; grandson Dustin Tittle; siblings Tommy Cash and Joanne Cash Yates; early bandmate W. S. Holland; and country music icons Merle Kilgore, Johnny Western, and 'Cowboy' Jack Clement.

The work is illustrated with hundreds of photographs. The volume is sealed in plastic cover and has been given the highest grade of 10 on the Book Grading Service certificate visible on rear cover (number AC012024). A COA accompanies this volume. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 8 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3129

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. history:

- Laws of the United States Governing and Granting of Army and Navy Pensions and Bounty Land edited by Thomas P. Randolph - Dated 1905 by Government Printing Office (Washington) - Three-quarter leather binding with gilt embossing.
- Report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, on the Memorial of Porter C. Bliss and George F. Masterman, in Relation to Their Imprisonment in Paraguay - Dated 1870 by Government Printing Office - Presented to the House of Representatives May 5, 1870.
- Official Congressional Directory for the Use of the United States Congress by W.H. Michael - Dated 1892 by Government Printing Office - Gilt embossing.
- Financial Statistics of Cities Having a Population of Over 30,000: 1909 - Dated 1913 by Government Printing Office
- Oh Skin-nay!: The Days of Real Sport by Wilbur D. Nesbit - Dated 1913 by P.F. Volland & Co. (Chicago) - Oblong format. Front hinge cracked.
- The Story of the Spanish-American War and the Revolt in the Philippines by W. Nephew King - Dated 1900 by Peter Fenelon Collier & Son - Large format oblong volume.

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 3130

$18
Title: Sketches of the Lives, Times and Judicial Services of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States: Jay, Rutledge, Ellsworth, Taney, Chase and Waite
Author: George Van Santvoord
Publisher: Weare C. Little & Co. (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1882

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with bright gilt lettering to spine panel, this antique volume is a scarce collection of nineteenth-century biographical sketches of the most prominent members of the highest judicial body of the United States. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. A tissue-guarded portrait of Justice Taney has been placed at the beginning of section dedicated to him. Antique newspaper clipping dated "3 / 14 ' 85" is also laid in. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 740 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3131

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage cook books:

- Cook Book edited by Julia M. Ellison - Dated 1915 by Journal Printing Company (Kirksville)
- The Southern Cookbook of Fine Old Recipes edited by Lillie S. Lustig - Dated 1969 by Culinary Arts Press, Inc. (Reading) - Spiral-bound wrappers inside decorative wooden boards.
- The Southern Cookbook of Fine Old Recipes edited by Lillie S. Lustig et al. - Dated 1960 by Culinary Arts Press - Spiral-bound wrappers inside decorative wooden boards.

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 3132

$22
Title: The Dream City: A Portfolio of Photographic Views of the World's Columbian Exposition Combining Its Marvelous Architectural, Sculptural, Artistic, Mechanical, Agricultural, Industrial, Archaeological, Ethnological, Historical and Scenic Attractions
Publisher: N. D. Thompson Publishing Co. (St. Louis)
Printing Year: 1893-1894

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce collection of a series of photo albums in pictorial wraps of the Columbian Exposition. This collection contains Nos. 1-17, with 16 b/w full page photographs in each issue (except first which contains 14). The set is encased in a green-cloth portfolio with flaps and strings that shows embossed lettering and decorative designs to front cover. This portfolio shows external age/wear. The albums show occasional taping to spines. Volume 13 has detached covers. Pages and illustrations are clean and bright. The albums measure approximately 14" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3133

$14
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on theology:

- Sacred Melodeon: A Selection of Revival Hymns by Rev. R.M. Dalbey - Dated 1866 by Applegate & Co. (Cincinnati) - Boards separating from spine.
- Eine Sammlung von Geistreichen Gserb und Begraubniss Liedern - Dated 1831 by Heinrich Rubn (Chambersburg) - German text. Gilt embossing with slight chipping to spine.
- Short Account of the Experience of Mrs. Hester Ann Rogers by Mrs. Hester Ann Rogers - Dated 1820 by Nathan Bangs & Thomas Mason
- The Believer's Golden Chain: Embracing the Substance of Some Dissertations on Christ's Famous Titles by Isaac Watts - Dated 1849 by John B. Wolff (Wheeling) - Leather bound.
- The Prince of the House of David; or, Three Years in the Holy City edited by J.H. Ingraham - Dated 1857 by Pudney & Russell - Decorative gilt embossing to 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 3134

$10
Title: The Universalist Register
Editors: A. B. Grosh et al.
Publishers: Abel Tompkins (Boston) / Universalist Publishing House
Printing Years: 1856 - 1917
Number of Volumes: 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the periodical publication of the Universalist Church, giving statistics and other denominational information. The volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, the binding of volume 1903-1907 is slanted. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3135

$28
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage literature 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: $25.50
Lot 3136

$24
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of two volumes containing railroad legislation (original bound in leather): "The Broadway Surface Railroad Company before the Senate Committee on Railroads: Arguments of Clarence A. Seward and Roscoe Conkling in Support of the Bills Introduced by the Committee" (March, 1886), lacking / detached boards. Also present in this collection are railroad company publications in their original illustrated wrappers: "The Maine Woods 1928" by Bangor & Aroostock (with fold-out color map) and "The Challenge of the Mountains" by The Canadian Pacific Railway ("Illustrated by the Lumiere Process of Direct Color Photography," soiling and staining to covers). There are also booklets and pamphlets on technology and agriculture, as well as equipment manuals and issues of "The Home Craftsman" from the 1930s. 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 3137

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on New York State:

- Letters From New York by L. Maria Child - Dated 1848 by C.S. Francis & Co. - gilt embossing. Water staining to rear board.
- Housing of Women Students at the Normal Schools and Teachers Colleges in New York State by Lynn E. Brown - Dated 1933 by H.L. Hedrick (Columbus) - wrappers.
- The Cornellian: Volume XXVI - Dated 1894 by Cornell University (Ithaca) - gilt embossing.
- Historical Pageant of Mexico: Official Program - Dated 1926 by Independent Press (Mexico) - wrappers.
- The Celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Founding of Mexico Academy by Fred E. Sweetland et al. - Dated 1927 by Alumni Association (Mexico) - gilt embossing.
- The Centennial Celebrations of the State of New York by Allen C. Beach - Dated 1879 by Weed, Parsons & Co. (Albany) - decorative gilt binding.

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 3138

$100
Title: Contact: A Novel
Author: Carl Sagan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 1985 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black boards with black cloth spine with bright gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed first edition of this work of science fiction by Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996), American astronomer, astrochemist, author, and highly successful popularizer of astronomy, astrophysics and other natural sciences. A film adaptation of the novel starring Jodie Foster was released in 1997.

The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Well-preserved dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 432 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3139

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on European history and culture:

- Northern Germany by Karl Baedeker - Dated 1900 by Karl Baedeker (Leipsig) - Gilt embossing, front endpapers detached.
- Popular Tales of the West Highlands by J.F. Campbell - Dated 1862 by Edmonston and Douglass (Edinburgh) - Metal gilt on front cover. Ex-library volume, spine has been taped.
- The History of Charles the Twelfth, King of Sweden by M. De Voltaire - Dated 1857 by Derby & Jackson
- Some Noted Princes, Authors, and Statesmen of Our Time by Canon Farrar et al. - Dated 1885 by Thomas Y. Crowell - Decorative gilt binding.
- The Life of Bismarck, Private and Political by John George Louis Hesekiel - Dated 1870 by Harper & Brothers - Gilt embossing. Chipping to spine at top of gutters.
- Europe Illustrated edited by F.K. Warren - Dated 1888 by Aldine Book Publishing Co. (Boston) - Decorative gilt binding.

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
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