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Lot 3187

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage historical reference titles:

- American History by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1860 by Sheldon & Company
- Wells's Lawyer, and United States Form-Book - Dated 1847 by John C. Wells - volume shows wear.
- A Traveler in War-Time with an Essay on the American Contribution and the Democratic Idea by Winston Churchill - Dated 1918 by The Macmillan Company - gilt embossing.
- Report on the Commissioner of Patents for the Year 1861 - Dated 1862 by Government Printing Office (Washington)
- House of Representatives Annual Report on the Commissioner of Patents, for the Year 1847 - Dated 1848 by Government Printing Office (Washington)
- The Glass Giant of Palomar by David O. Woodbury - Dated 1939 by Dodd, Mead & Company - gilt embossing.
- History of Indiana - Dated 1886 - front board, endpapers, and title page missing, rear board detached.
- History of the 89th Division, U.S.A. by George H. English, Jr. - Dated 1920 by The War Society of the 89th Division - boards have been detached and taped.

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 3188

$18
Title: Religious Emblems: Being a Series of Emblematic Engravings, with Written Explanations, Miscellaneous Observations, and Religious Reflections, Designed To Illustrate Divine Truth, in Accordance with the Cardinal Principles of Christianity / Religious Allegories / Directions for Getting and Keeping Spiritual Peace and Comfort
Authors: William Holmes & John Barber / Richard Baxter
Publisher: Chas. Tuttle (Cincinnati)
Printing Year: 1864

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of three theological texts. The first two authored by William Holmes and John Barber are dedicated to religious emblems and allegories. The third is an abridgement of the work by Richard Baxter. The work is illustrated with a fold-out colored frontispiece illustration and many in-text engravings. The frontispiece is intact and its colors show brightly. The volume shows external age/wear, with chipping and minor markings. The book is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 321 / 164 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3189

$22
This shelf lot includes the group of antique, vintage and modern 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: $25.50
Lot 3190

$30
Title: In Old Roseau: Reminiscences of Life as I Found It in the Island of Dominicana, and among the Carib Indians
Author: William S. Birge
Publisher: Isaac H. Blanchard Co., Publisher
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with black lettering and pictorial design to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce book of travel relating the author's experiences in the Caribbean at the end of the nineteenth century. The work is illustrated with three plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with soiling and water markings to covers. The book is solidly bound with clean pages (smudging visible on plates and adjacent pages). The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/4" and contains 105 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3191

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique historical biographies:

- Jonathan and His Continent (Rambles Through American Society) by Max O'Rell - Dated 1889 by Cassell & Company, Limited - decorative gilt binding.
- The Life of Rufus Choate by Samuel Gilman Brown - Dated 1881 by Little, Brown, and Company (Boston)
- Addresses and Orations of Rufus Choate - Dated 1879 by Little, Brown, and Company (Boston) - stated third edition.
- Reminiscences of the Eulogy of Rufus Choate on Daniel Webster by Charles Caverno - Dated 1914 by Sherman, French and Company (Boston) - decorative gilt binding.
- Addresses on the Death of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, Delivered in the Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 9, 1861 - Dated 1861 by Government Printing Office (Washington) - wrappers.
- The Life of Gouverneur Morris, with Selections From His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers by Jared Sparks - Dated 1832 by Gray & Brown (Boston) - spine tearing from boards.
- Autobiography of Seventy Years by George F. Hoar - Dated 1905 by Charles Scribner's Sons - two volume set.

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 3192

$24
This lot includes the group of farm equipment ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are the Sixteenth Edition of "The Operation, Care, and Repair of Farm Machinery" published by John Deere, as well as its operator's manual for the No. 594LW side delivery rake. A number of International Harvester's operator manuals are also present. 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: $11.50
Lot 3193

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage and modern estate books:

- Fourteen Weeks in Botany by Alphonso Wood & J. Dorman Steele - Dated 1879 by A.S. Barnes & Company - Gilt embossing, water marks on rear board.
- Don't Grow Old - Grow Up! by Dorothy Carnegie - Dated 1956 by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. - Signed stated first edition in dustjacket.
- Millions on Wheels: How to Buy, Drive, and Save Money on Your Automobile by Dewey H. Palmer & Laurence E. Crooks - Dated 1938 by The Vanguard Press
- The Ice Cream Maker: An Inspiring Tale About Making Quality the Key Ingredient in Everything You Do by Subir Chowdhury - Dated 2005 by Currency Doubleday - Signed stated first edition in dustjacket.
- Hansi's New Life by Maria Anne Hirschmann - Dated 1975 by Fleming H. Revell Company (Old Tappan) - Signed in dustjacket.
- Charter Revision in the Empire State: The Politics of New York's 1967 Constitutional Convention by Henrik N. Dullea - Dated 1967 by The Rockefeller Institute Press (Albany) - Signed and dedicated, wrappers.
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing: An Operations Manual for the Prevention of Traumatic Stress Among Emergency Services and Disaster Workers by Jeffrey T. Mitchell & George S. Everly, Jr. - Dated 1995 by Chevron Publishing Corporation (Ellicott City) - Signed by Jeffrey Mitchell only, wrappers.
- Insight: University of Illinois - photographs by Don Hamerman - Dated 2001 by DH Books (Stamford) - Stated first edition in dustjacket. Contains forward by Roger Ebert '64.

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 3194

$60
Title: The Cambridge World History of Food
Editors: Kenneth F. Kiple & Kriemhild Conee Ornelas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Printing Year: 2000
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this set is a scarce collection of scholarly essays on the history of food and nutrition. "Ranging from the eating habits of our prehistoric ancestors to food-related policy issues of today, 'The Cambridge World History of Food' covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated and domesticated. Every chapter is accompanied by bibliographical references." (dustjacket text). The second volume also contains a historical dictionary of the world's plant foods. The volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Both volumes have intact dustjackets. The books measure approximately 8 1/2" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3195

$24
This shelf lot includes the group of modern advance reading copies of thrillers 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 3196

$16
This shelf lot includes the group of antique French-language serial publications shown in the corresponding image. Present in this collection are parts of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" (1862), Dumas' "Souvenirs d'une Favorite" and "Les Louves de Machecoul." Also included is "Bouche de Fer" (1859) by Paul Feval, "La Maison du Baigneur" (1856) by Auguste Maquet, and "La Comtesse de Charny" (lacks (title page and pages up to page 5). All or most of these titles were published by Charles Lasalle of New York. In addition to the above a French-language translation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and "Mid-Summer Night's Dream" ( no date, Editions Nilsson) with illustrations by Maurice Berty. 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: $10.50
Lot 3197

$70
This antique trade card group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping.

Theme: Daisy Soap, Ladies Perfumed Calendar, Ricksecker's Perfumes, Hoyt's German Cologne, Celluloid Eye-Glasses, Lautz Bros. & Co.'s Marseilles White Soap, A. B. Chase Piano, The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., John D. Cutter & Co. Pure Silk Threads & Fabrics
Year: c1870 - 1900
Number of cards in this group: 68

Condition/Details: These trade cards include photographic content, Victorian lithograph finishes, exaggerated features of several of the characters and/or products depicted, and other attractive design elements. This collection of well-preserved trade cards shows beautifully with nice patina and little to no external age/wear. The pages and cards are in very good condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3198

$20
Title: The Face
Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam Books
Printing Year: 2003 Author-Signed Advance Reading Copy in Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers with illustrated front cover, this volume is a scarce autographed novel by bestselling mystery writer Dean Koontz. Author's signature appears on a preliminary page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. New cardboard slipcase shows one minor crease from top edge of one of its covers. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3199

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of modern signed crime novels in dustjackets:

- Acid Lullaby by Ed O'Connor - Dated 2003 by Constable (London)
- The Last Pope by David Osborn - Dated 2004 by Sourcebooks Inc. (Naperville) - first printing.
- Bad Men: A Thriller by John Connolly - Dated 2004 by Atria Books - first printing.
- A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva - Dated 2004 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - first printing.
- Everyone Dies: A Kevin Kerney Novel by Michael McGarrity - Dated 2003 by Dutton - stated first printing.
- Cadillac Jukebox by James Lee Burke - Dated 1996 by Hyperion - stated first edition, first printing.
- Last Car to Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke - Dated 2003 by Simon & Schuster - first printing.
- Beach Music by Pat Conroy - Dated 1995 by Nan A. Talese - stated first edition, first printing.

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: $13.50
Lot 3200

$35
Title: The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of Essays, Humurous, Moral, and Literary: with His Life
Publisher: J. and E. Williams (Exeter)
Printing Year: 1837

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of essays by Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, soldier, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. He was an early proponent of colonial unity, and as a political writer and activist, he supported the idea of an American nation. As a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence of the United States possible.

The work is illustrated with engraved portrait of the author on title page. The volume shows external age/wear, with front board detached and rear board detaching. Age-toned pages show foxing on preliminary pages, title pages and initial pages of text. The book measures approximately 3" x 5" and contains 224 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3201

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of antique decorative children's literary titles:

- The White Kitten - no date provided by William Wood & Co. - Small format volume. Front hinge cracked.
- Winter Evening Tales by Peter Parley - Dated 1855 by Cowperthwait, Desilver, & Butler (Philadelphia)
- Rich and Humble; or, the Mission of Bertha Grant by Oliver Optic - Dated 1871 by Lee and Shapard (Boston) - Gilt embossing.
- Strangers From the South, and Other Stories by Ella Farman & Laurie Loring - no date provided by D. Lothrop and Company (Boston)
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - Dated 1975 by The Franklin Library (Franklin Center) - Limited edition reprint in decorative gilt binding.
- St. Nicholas: An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks by Mary Mapes Dodge - Dated 1890 by The Century Co. - Volume XVII; November, 1889 to April, 1890. Decorative gilt binding, front hinge cracking. Water stain on rear board

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 3202

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

- The Steel Horse or the Rambles of a Bicycle by Harry Castlemon - Dated 1883 by Porter & Coates (Philadelphia) - frontispiece and title page detaching
- A Life for a Life or the Detective's Triumph by A. F. Pinkerton - No date provided by Laird & Lee, Publishers (Chicago) - Front flyleaf has been excised
- The Earth Trembled by Edward P. Roe - Dated 1887 by Dodd, Mead, and Company
- The Poetical Works of Owen Meredith - No date provided by Belford, Clarke & Company (Chicago) - Front hinge cracked
- Buckskin Mose; or, Life from the Lakes to the Pacific by C. G. Rosenberg - No date provided by Worthington 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: $9.50
Lot 3203

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of antique decorative titles on literature and language:

- Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language, Abridged by Thomas Smith - Dated 1828 by H.E. Phinney (Cooperstown) - square-format volume.
- A Collection of Pieces for Public Declamation by Parsons E. Day - Dated 1845 by D.D. & A. & S. Spencer (Ithaca) - half-leather binding.
- A New and Practical System of the Culture of Voice and Action by J.E. Frobisher - Dated 1867 by Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman, & Co.
- Voltaire by John Morley - Dated 1919 by Macmillan and Co., Limited (London)
- Words: Their Use and Abuse by William Mathews - Dated 1876 by S.C. Griggs and Company (Chicago)
- Wit and Humor: Their Use and Abuse by William Mathews - Dated 1888 by S.C. Griggs and Company (Chicago)
- Oratory and Orators by William Mathews - Dated 1879 by S.C. Griggs and Company (Chicago)
- Orations and After-Dinner Speeches of Chauncey M. Depew - Dated 1890 by Cassell Publishing Company
- Select British Eloquence by Chauncey A. Goodrich - Dated 1882 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: $13.50
Lot 3204

$70
Title: A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times
Author: M. Guizot
Publisher: Aldine Book Publishing Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1886
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce edition of this classic work by French historian M. Guizot. The work is illustrated with engraved plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3205

$35
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage literary titles 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: $32.50
Lot 3206

$16
Title: Dissertation Medica Inauguralis de Imperfecta Sanguinis Oydatione, caum, Annuente Summo Numine, ex Auctoritate Dignissimi Vice-Cancellarii Guliemi Taylor, S. S. T. P. P. et Collgii Clasg. Praefecti: nec non Amplissimi Senatus Academici Nonsensu, et Boblissimae Facultatis Medicae Decreto, Pro Gradu Doctoris, summisque in Medicina Honoribus ac Privilegiis Riet et Legitime Consequendis, in Comitiis Universitatis Glasguensis, Eruditorum Examini Subjicit Gilbertus Ogilvie Gardner, Scotus
Publisher: J. & J. Scrymgeour (Glasgow)
Printing Year: 1806 Author-Inscribed Dissertation

Condition/Details: Bound in stiff marbled wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce Latin-language medical dissertation on oxydation of blood. The author's inscription on blank page opposite title page reads: "To Mr. Russell / with the best wishes of his sincere / friend the / Author." The volume shows external age/wear. Volume lacks spine cover. Pages are clean and without markings. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 43 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3207

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

- The Plants and Trees of Scripture - no date provided by American Sunday-School Union (Philadelphia) - Marble boards.
- The Old Mountaineer and his Grandson: 21 Short Story for the Confirmed Youth translated by John H. Spielman - no date provided by The Lutheran Book Concern (Columbus) - Gilt embossing.
- Shadowy Hand; or, Life-Struggles - Dated 1874 by Rev. Henry Morgan (Boston) - Gilt embossing.
- Phillips Brooks Year Book by H.L.S. & L.H.S. - Dated 1894 by E.P. Dutton & Company - Decorative gilt binding.
- A Good Investment and Other Stories by G.W. Lose - no date provided by Christian Book and Art Pub. Co. (Constance)
- Nearer, My God, to Thee by Sarah Flower Adams - Dated 1882 by Lee and Shepard (Boston) - Decorative gilt binding.
- Standard Works Adapted to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States, Volume I by W.R. Whittingham - Dated 1830 by New York Protestant Episcopal Press - Privately bound, front board detached from spine.
- The Angelic Hosts by Geoffrey Hodson - Dated 1928 by The Theosophical Publishing House Ltd. (London)

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 3208

$175
Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Printing Year: 1999 Advance Reading Copy

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers, this volume is a scarce uncorrected proof of the second installment in the Harry Potter series written by J. K. Rowling. The plot follows Harry's second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which a series of messages on the walls on the school's corridors warn that the "Chamber of Secrets" has been opened and that the "heir of Slytherin" will kill all pupils who do not come from all-magical families. These threats are followed by attacks which leave residents of the school "petrified" (that is, frozen). Throughout the year, Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger investigate the attacks, and Harry is confronted by Lord Voldemort, who is attempting to regain full power.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 341 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3209

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on medicine 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 3210

$70
Title: Works
Author: Washington Irving
Publisher: G. P. Putnam
Printing Year: 1860-1861
Number of Volumes: 20 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine and front cover, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of American author Washington Irving. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded double-frontispiece plates. This collection contains the following volume titles: Life of Washington (5 volumes), The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (3 volumes), Granada, Alhambra, Astoria, Traveller, Knickerbocker, Bracebridge, Bonneville, Crayon, Wolfert's Roost, Goldsmith, Sketch Book, Mahomet (volume II only). The volumes show mild external age/wear, with chipping at ends of spines and occasional small perforations along gutters. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 3211

$40
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 pertaining to the First World War. There are 35 individual music pieces in this lot. Also included in this lot is a piece of a material from an observation balloon that was attacked by a German airplane (from text written on fabric). 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 substantial 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 3212

$18
Title: Uncle Tom's Kindred, or the Wrongs of the Lowly; Exhibited in a Series of Sketches and Narratives in Ten Volumes
Compiler: E. Smith
Publisher: E. Smith
Printing Year: 1853 Volume I

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with decorative designs to covers, this antique volume is a scarce abolitionist text intended for use in Sabbath Schools and was published for the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. The author states the following purpose in the preface: "The compiler has been induced to undertake this work from the fact, that the great Sabbath School Unions of this nation who have the religious literature for the young in their hands, and almost entirely under their control, have excluded every particle of Anti-Slavery sentiment from their Sabbath School books that was in them; and publish nothing on the sin of Slavery. And we ought to learn while young, what we ought to practice when we grow old. Children ought to learn to hate slavery; for this will be their duty when they become men and women; and they cannot hate it without knowing what it is. The object of these compilations is to give the youth of our country correct information of Slavery - the sin of sins." The work is illustrated a single in-text illustration. The boards of this volume are nearly detached. Age-toned pages show foxing. The book measures approximately 4" x 6" and contains 144 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3213

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of antique decorative children's literary titles:

- The General's Ring by Selma Lagerlof - Dated 1928 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. (Garden City) - Stated first edition in dustjacket.
- Among the Brigands, and Other Tales of Adventure by C.E. Bowen - no date provided by Griffith and Farran - Gilt embossing..
- Right and Wrong: The History of Rosa and Agnes - no date provided by Griffith, Farran & Co. - Gilt embossing. Front hinge cracking.
- Haste and Waste; or, the Young Pilot of Lake Champlain by Oliver Optic - Dated 1894 by Lee and Shepard (Boston) - Gilt embossing.
- Half Round the World by Oliver Optic - Dated 1896 by Lee and Shepard - Slight cracking to rear hinge.
- Children of All Nations: Their Homes, Their Schools, Their Playgrounds illustrated by G. Clausen et al. - no date provided by Cassell & Company, Limited (London) - Gilt embossing, cracking to front hinge.
- The Boy Travellers in South America by Thomas W. Knox - Dated 1885 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: $10.50
Lot 3214

$40
This lot includes the group of pulp science fiction and mystery magazines shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up of titles such as "Manhunt," "The Hitchcock Mystery Magazine," "Worlds of If," "Galaxy Magazine," and "Infinity Science Fiction." 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 3215

$30
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage 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: $32.50
Lot 3216

$90
This lot includes the group of erotica shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of racy (antique) magazines in excellent condition, and antique postcards with (artistic) representations of the female nude. 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: $7.50
Lot 3217

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

- Bessie on Her Travels by Joanna H. Matthews - Dated 1868 by H.M. Caldwell Company - Decorative gilt binding.
- Grit, the Young Boatman by Horatio Alger - no date provided by M.A. Donohue & Co. (Chicago) - Front hinge cracked.
- Grasshopper Green and the Meadow-Mice by John Rae - Dated 1922 by P.F. Volland Company (Joliet) - Illustrated by author.
- Mother Nature's Cheerful Children by David Cory - Dated 1914 by Grosset & Dunlap
- The Overall Boys by Eulalie Osgood Crover - Dated 1905 by Rand, McNally & Company - Illustrated by Bertha L. Corbett. Front hinge cracked.
- Peeps Into Picture Land illustrated by J. Pauline Sunter - no date provided by Raphael Tuck & Sons (London) - Oblong volume, hinges cracked.
- Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751 by Robert Louis Stevenson - Dated 1913 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Illustrated by N.C. Wyeth.
- East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon illustrated by Frances Brundage - Dated 1924 by The Saalfield Publishing Co. (Akron) - Gilt embossing, front hinge cracked.

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 3218

$90
Title: Letters
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Viking
Printing Year: 1966
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this set is a scarce collection of the correspondence of the famous Irish writer. Volume I was originally edited in 1957 by Stuart Gilbert and reissued with corrections in 1966. Volumes II & III are edited by Joyce biographer Richard Ellmann. Volume I contains a chronology of Joyce's life in addition to Stuart Gilbert's introduction and memoir. For Volumes II and III Richard Ellmann has supplied a long and illuminating introduction. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and photographs. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Slipcase is intact with staining and tears to rear panel. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3219

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on New York State:

- Highway Manual of the State of New York - Dated 1893 by James B. Lyon (Albany)
- Talks on the Engravings in the Sunday-School Rooms of the Delaware-Avenue Methodist-Episcopal Church of Buffalo, N.Y. - Dated 1886 by Matthews, Northrup & Co. (Buffalo)
- Sterber's Rome (Oneida County, N.Y.) City Directory, 1953 - Dated 1953 by R.L. Polk & Co., Inc. (Boston)
- Sterber's Rome (Oneida County, N.Y.) City Directory, 1938 - Dated 1938 by R.L. Polk & Co., Inc. (Boston)
- A History of the Parish of Trinity Church in the City of New York edited by Morgan Dir - Dated 1905 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - decorative gilt binding. water stains to rear board.
- Minutes of the Executive Council of the Province of New York edited by Victor Hugo Paltsits - Dated 1910 by The State of New York (Albany) - volume one.

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 3220

$16
Title: Thoughts, Critical and Practical, on the Book of Revelation
Author: Uriah Smith
Publisher: Steam Press of the Seventh-Day Adventist Publishing Association (Battle Creek, Michigan)
Printing Year: 1865

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce scholarly commentary on this book of the New Testament. The volume shows external age/wear. Front hinge is cracked. Age-toned pages show light foxing with marginal staining to final 5 pages. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" and contains 328 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3221

$18
This shelf lot includes the two pieces shown in the corresponding image. This lot consists of an antique illustrated advertisement for Shire, Percheron, Belgian, Suffolk Hackney Stallions published by Trumans' Pioneer Stud Farm of Bushnell, Illinois, with two images of stallions and a group portrait of the company officials. This piece is intact with small tear to upper left corner and tearing along a fold. The other item is a spiral bound 1955 calendar bound in leatherette issued to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Graham Paper Company of St. Louis. The calendar is well preserved. Interior shows 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: $6.50
Lot 3222

$16
This shelf lot includes the group of antique photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of tin and daguerreotypes as well as cabinet cards. Among the images presented in this collection are portraits of individuals, families and children. Due to the high volume of books and ephemera 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 material in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older material is more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3223

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on World's Fairs and expositions:

- Official Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition by John J. Flinn - Dated 1893 by The Columbian Guide Company (Chicago) - Wrappers, bottom half of front cover tearing from spine.
- New York World's Fair Cook Book: The American Kitchen by Crosby Gaige - Dated 1939 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
- Samantha at the World's Fair by Josiah Allen's Wife - Dated 1893 by Funk & Wagnalls Company - Decorative gilt binding. Front board separating from spine.
- World's Fair Album of Chicago, 1893 - Dated 1893 by uncredited publisher - Decorative gilt binding.
- The Congress of Women edited by Mary Kavanaugh Oldham Eagle - Dated 1894 by John E. Hoham & Co. (Chicago)
- Report of the Board of Commissioners Representing the State of New York at the Cotton States and International Exposition - Dated 1896 by Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. (Albany) - Decorative gilt binding. Front board separating from spine, front endpapers present but detached.
- Shepp's World's Fair Photographed by James W. & Daniel B. Shepp - Dated 1893 by Globe Bible Publishing Co. (Chicago) - Oblong salesman's sample with gilt embossing.
- The Columbian Exposition Album - Dated 1893 by Rand, McNally & Company (Chicago) - Oblong volume 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 3224

$90
Title: The Berol System of Memory Training and Mental Efficiency
Author: William Berol
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Company Publishers
Printing Year: 1913
Number of Volumes: 15 volume set consisting of lessons 1-15

Notes: Bound in original wrappers with black lettering, this antique set is a scarce memory training method authored by William Berol, listed on front covers as "Instructor in Memory Training at the West Side Y.M.C.A., New York City; Centray Y.M.C.A., and Beford Branch, Brooklyn, New York, and other educational institutions." The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The booklets measure approximately 4" x 6 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3225

$28
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage 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: $20.50
Lot 3226

$12
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: The Forum, The Outlook, The Living Age, The New England Magazine, Liberty Magazine, The American Monthly, The N. C. R.
Issue Dates: 1892 to 1931
Approximate Number of Issues: 18

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, etc. Issues of the New England Magazine are soiled green binder (soiling does not affect magazine issues). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3227

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

- Royal Helps for Loyal Living by Martha Wallace Richardson - Dated 1893 by Thomas Whittaker
- A Little Pilgrim - Dated 1882 by Roberts Brothers (Boston)
- The Sunlit Way by Ernest C. Wilson - Dated 1928 by Unity School of Christianity (Kansas City) - signed by author.
- The Lives, Sentiments and Sufferings of Some of the Reformers and Martyrs Before, Since, and Independent of the Lutheran Reformation by William Hodgson - Dated 1867 by J.B. Lippincott & Co.
- Compendium Sacrae Liturgiae by P. Innocentus Wapelhorst - Dated 1887 by Benziger Fratres (Einsidlae)
- Studies in the Apostolic Church by Charles Herbert Morgan et al. - Dated 1902 by Jennings & Pye (Cincinnati) - gilt embossing.
- Studies in the Life of Christ by Thomas Eddy Taylor et al. - Dated 1901 by Jennings & Pye (Cincinnati) - 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: $10.50
Lot 3228

$26
Title: Silverhair
Author: Stephen Baxter
Publisher: Easton Press (Norwalk, Connecticut)
Printing Year: 1999 Author-Signed Limited First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering and decorative designs, this volume is a scarce autographed edition of this work of science fiction by Stephen Baxter (b. 1957), a prolific British hard science fiction author. This work is the first book of "The Mammoth Trilogy." This is copy number 941 of 1175. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece by Jill Bauman. Laid in are a certificate of authenticity (signed and dated by the author), an Easton Press Science Fiction sticker, and a small card containing "A Note about Silverhair." The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt edges and silk endpapers. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 212 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3229

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique decorative literary titles with gilt embossing:

- The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages by Mark Twain - Dated 1882 by James R. Osgood and Company (Boston) - Front endpapers present but detached from spine.
- The Poems and Dramas of Lord Byron - Dated 1879 by The Arundel Printing and Publishing Co. - Illustrated.
- The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore by Jno. Francis Waller - Dated 1884 by P.F. Collier - Front board and endpapers separating from spine.
- The Illustrated Family Burns, with an Original Memoir - no date provided by P.F. Collier
- The Poetical Works of Lord Byron edited by Thomas Moore et al. - no date provided by P.F. Collier - Front endpapers present but detached from spine.
- The Complete Works of Shakespeare: Comedies by Charles Knight - no date provided by Johnson, Fry and Company - Three-quarter leather binding with raised bands.

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 3230

$45
Title: The Book of Puka-Puka
Author: Robert Dean Frisbie
Publisher: The Century Co.
Printing Year: 1929 First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in decorated paper boards with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce first printing of the first edition of a classic twentieth century account of beachcombing life. Robert Frisbie (1896-1948) was born in Cleveland, Ohio and traveled to the South Pacific after the First World War for tuberculosis treatment. Here began a remarkable and eccentric beachcomber existence: "After going native for several years near Papeete he began twelve years of drifting about the islands. Ropati, as he was called, in 1924 became resident trader on Puka-Puka or Danger Island in the northern Cook group. He stayed for four years, married twice, and by his second wife Nga had five children. He had always been an omnivorous reader. In the midst of an active life he wrote his first and best book, undoubtedly one of the most delightful accounts of a white man living on a distant atoll." (from A. Grove "Day Pacific Islands Literature", page 86.)

The work is illustrated with many vignettes, in-text and full-page drawing by Mahlon Blaine. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and wear to edges. The book is solidly bound with endpaper maps and pages that show occasional light foxing. Previous owners' names and date appear on preliminary page. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 356 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3231

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of modern signed science fiction titles:

- Gloria by Ann Chamberlin - Dated 2005 by High Country Publishers (Boone, NC) - stated first edition, wrappers.
- Gentle Sinners by W.D. Valgardson - Dated 1980 by Oberon Press (Canada) - wrappers.
- The Dragon Qunitet edited by Marvin Kaye - Dated 2004 by Tom Doherty Associates - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket. Collection of five original short novels by Orson Scott Card, Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Moon, and Michael Swanwick.
- Bolo by David Weber - Dated 2005 by Baen Books (Riverdale) - stated first edition, first printing, softcover advance reading copy with COA present.
- Angelmass by Timothy Zahn - Dated 2001 by Tom Doherty Associates - stated first edition, first printing softcover advance reading copy. Paper printout of original cover art pasted to front cover.
- The Maquisarde by Louise Marley - Dated 2002 by Ace Books - stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter - Dated 2000 by HarperCollins (London) - first printing in dustjacket. Duplicate softcover also present in this lot. Both copies signed by Stephen Baxter only.

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 3232

$50
Title: The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakespeare
Editor: Charles Knight
Publisher: Collier
Printing Year: circa 1865
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of William Shakespeare edited by Charles Knight (1791 - 1873). The work is lavishly illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plates and many in-text and full-page engravings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
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