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Lot 3373

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique French literary titles in decorative, uniform binding:

- Lettres Choisies de Madame de Sevigne by M. Sainte-Beuve - no date provided by Garnier Freres (Paris)
- Les Confessions de J.J. Rousseau - no date provided by Garnier Freres (Paris) - Front board detached from spine, which shows slight chipping at top.
- Theatre Complet de J. Racine by M. Felix Lemaistre - no date provided by Garnier Freres (Paris) - Ex-library duplicate also present in this lot.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications All four books are bound in three-quarter leather with marble boards, raised bands, and gilt embossing. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3374

$35
Title: A Visit from Santa Claus
Author: Clement C. Moore
Publisher: James Miller
Printing Year: circa 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial wrappers with bright color illustrations to covers, this antique volume is a scarce early Christmas story by Clement C. Moore (1779 -1863), U.S. scholar remembered for this well-known poem, which begins " 'Twas the night before Christmas." Moore co-founded General Theological Seminary and taught Oriental and Greek literature there (1821 – 50). He is said to have composed "A Visit to St. Nicholas" to amuse his children on Christmas 1822, and it was published anonymously in the Troy (N.Y.) Sentinel, on Dec. 23, 1823.

The work contains illustrations by Scattergood. The volume shows external age/wear, with both outside corners of rear cover chipped away. Front and rear covers are taped together. Title page is almost entirely detached (with top corner still attached to binding). Binding is splitting from top. Previous owner's name is visible at top of front cover. The book measures approximately 8" x 9 3/4" and contains 6 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3375

$55
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage 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: $36.50
Lot 3376

$24
This lot includes the group of ephemera relating to New York State shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up of brochures, pamphlets, booklets containing advertisements, community announcements, studies of local agriculture, education, etc. The towns of Rome, Camden, Canisteo and Oneida figure prominently in this collection. Present in this group are "Journals of Proceedings of the Board of Supervisors" of both Oswego and Chenango counties (dated 1885 and 1882 respectively). 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: $18.50
Lot 3377

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of antique poetic titles:

- The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell: Including Theodric, and Many Other Pieces not Contained in any Former Edition - Dated 1841 by J. Crissy, and J. Grigg (Philadelphia)
- Serving the King by Cecilia Havergal et al. - no date provided by T. Nelson & Sons
- At Sundown by John Greenleaf Whittier - Dated 1894 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company (Boston) - decorative gilt binding.
- Heart's Ease by Phillip Brooks - Dated 1909 by Cupples & Leon Company - slipcase.
- "Toot Yer Horn" and Other Poems by Ullie Akerstrom - Dated 1888 by Ullie Akerstrom
- Water Lillies and Other Poems by Clara B. Heath - Dated 1881 by John B. Clarke (Manchester) - decorative gilt binding.
- Riley Songs of Friendship by James Whitcomb Riley - Dated 1915 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company (Indianapolis) - decorative gilt binding.
- A Bundle of Poems by Mrs. Harrington Austin - Dated 1894 by Charles Wells Moulton (Buffalo) - decorative gilt binding.
- George Elliot's Poetry and Other Studies by Rose Elizabeth Cleveland - Dated 1885 by Funk & Wagnalls - decorative gilt binding.
- The Ninety and Nine by Elizabeth C. Clephane - Dated 1877 by D. Lothrop & Company (Boston) - decorative 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: $10.50
Lot 3378

$55
Title: The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860 - 1861
Author: Samuel Wylie Crawford
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
Printing Year: 1887

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt seal with profile of Robert Anderson on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce history of the famous coastal fortification located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, where the United States Civil War began. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded steel engraving of the commander of the fort, Major Anderson, and his officers (serving as frontispiece portrait), as well as many in-text and full-page engravings. The volume shows significant external age/wear, as it lacks most of spine material and has corners that show bumping and loss of material. Front board is attached but loose. Lightly age-toned pages have no markings. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 486 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3379

$28
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage children's 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 3380

$50
Title: The Brontes Went to Woolworth's
Author: Rachel Ferguson
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc.
Printing Year: 1932 Stated First Edition In Rare Dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of this novel by Rachel Ethelreda Ferguson (1892–1957), English author, journalist and novelist.

"A droll and eccentric novel, it is a deranged version of the classic middle class family romance. Instead of a love plot, the novel centres around a family's semi-insane but wondrous curiosity and imagination which transforms their everyday environment into its whimsical double, where they invent alternative lives for pierrots and high court judges (whom they eventually meet in real life). Mainly narrated by the elder daughter, Deirdre; her narration is piercingly intercalated by sections from the point of view of the family governesses, excluded from their games and language. The novel is not simply droll for drollery's sake (not a bad thing in itself), it is also a perceptive study of the power, seductions and pitfalls of the childish imagination." (From review by Maria Alhambra on librarything.com)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Well-preserved pictorial dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 255 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3381

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of antique medical titles:

- Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing by George Barton Cutten - Dated 1911 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Ex-library.
- Use of Electricity on the Face and Scalp by Emily Lloyd - Dated 1924 by Marinello Company
- The American Dispensatory by John Redman Coxe - Dated 1827 by H.C. Carey & I. Lea (Philadelphia) - Leather bound with gilt embossing. Front hinge cracking.
- Solar Biology: A Scientific Method by Hiram E. Butler - Dated 1922 by Esoteric Publishing Co. (Applegate) - Decorative gilt binding.
- Specielle Diagnose der Inneren Krankheiten by Wilhelm Leube - Dated 1889 by F.C.W. Vogel (Leipzig) - German text, three-quarter leather binding 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: $12.50
Lot 3382

$20
This lot includes the group of photographic negatives shown in the corresponding image. This material features images of Cuba taken by Lamont Sexsnuth (?), offering images of people, buildings and landscapes. 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 3383

$18
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of trading cards, stamps, lithos, and engravings. 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 3384

$80
Title: The Works of Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: P. F. Collier and Son
Printing Year: 1902
Number of Volumes: Complete 30 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Alexandre Dumas, père, born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie (24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Many of his novels, including The "Count of Monte Cristo," "The Three Musketeers," "Twenty Years After," and "The Vicomte de Bragelonne" were serialized. He also wrote plays and magazine articles and was a prolific correspondent.

The work is illustrated with frontispiece plates. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages with gilt top edges. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 3385

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of modern signed advance reading copies of novels shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3386

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

- Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems by Thomas Babington Macaulay - Dated 1888 by Belford, Clarke & Co. (Chicago) - 3 volumes
- History of the English People by John Richard Green - Dated 1885 by Belford, Clarke & Co. - 4 volumes

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 3387

$45
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 3388

$14
Title: Electric Lighting and the Underwriters' Standard Requirements in reference thereto, with Instructions for the Proper Inspection of Electric Light Equipments, Illustrated, Prepared by Request of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, and the United Fire Underwriters in America
Authors: Henry Morton & Wm. A. Anderson
Publisher: Uncredited Publisher
Printing Year: 1882

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled black cloth with beveled boards and bright gilt lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce early work on electrical technology, with instructions for the proper inspection of equipment. The work is illustrated with numerous bright in-text illustrations of lamps, conductors, shunts, etc. The volume shows light external age/wear, with wear concentrated to ends of spine, corners and front gutter. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 65 pages plus 4 pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3389

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

- Tommy Tingle Tangle by Sarah Addington - Dated 1927 by The P.F. Volland Company (Joliet)
- The Jolly Old Shadow Man by Gertrude Alice Kay - Dated 1920 by The P.F. Volland Company - Illustrated by author, chipping to spine.
- The Six Who Were Left in a Show by Padraic Colum - Dated 1923 by The P.F. Volland Company - Illustrated by Dugald Stewart Walker.
- Treasure Things by Annette Wynne - Dated 1922 by The P.F. Volland Company - Illustrated by Edna Merritt. Front hinge cracked.
- Minnie: The Little Fish Who Lived in a Shoe by Ethel Clere Chamberlin - Dated 1928 by Charles E. Graham & Co. (Newark) - Illustrated by Nell Witters.
- Bird Children: The Little Playmates of the Flower Children by Elizabeth Gordon - Dated 1912 by The P.F. Volland Company - Illustrated by M.T. Ross.
- Winkle Twinkle and Lollypop by Nina Wilcox Putnam & Norman Jacobsen - Dated 1918 by The P.F. Volland Company - Illustrated by Katharine Sturges Dodge. Lacks bottom half of spine 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 3390

$35
Title: A History of the People Called Quakers: From Their First Rise to the Present Time
Author: John Gough
Publisher: Robert Jackson (Dublin)
Printing Year: 1790 Volume IV

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce work of Quaker theology. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with mildly age-toned pages that show occasional (faint) water markings. Long handwritten annotation by previous owner appears over top half of title page. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 573 pages plus 6 pages of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3391

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

- Tyre: Its Rise, Glory, and Desolation - no date provided by Carlton & Porter - front board cracking.
- Fred, and Maria, and Me - Dated 1870 by Charles Scribner & Company - illustrated by W. Magrath.
- Jottings From the Diary of the Sun by M.H. - no date provided by Henry Hoyt (Boston) - gilt embossing.
- The Pearls, and Other Tales by Olga Eschenbach & Agnes Franz - Dated 1859 by Crosby, Nichols, & Co. (Boston) - translated to English from German.
- Wayside Thoughts by Phebe Haines - Dated 1883 by Thomas Wm. Stuckey (Philadelphia) - gilt embossing.
- Nothing to Do: An Accompaniment to "Nothing to Wear" - Dated 1857 by Wiley & Halsted
- The Rural Wreath by Laura Greenwood - Dated 1858 by Wentworth, Hewes & Co. (Boston) - decorative gilt binding.
- Poets and Poetry of Vermont edited by Abby Maria Hemenway - Dated 1858 by George A. Tuttle & Company (Rutland) - front board separating from spine.
- Ivy Leaves by Mary Ellen Atkinson - Dated 1870 by J.B. Lippincott & Co. (Philadelphia) - 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: $8.50
Lot 3392

$16
Title: The Governors of Connecticut: Biographies of the Chief Executives of the Commonwealth That Gave to the World the First Written Constitution Known to History
Author: Frederick Calvin Norton
Publisher: Connecticut Magazine
Printing Year: 1905 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled brown cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce work on the political history of the State of Connecticut. This is copy number 262 of 1000. The work is illustrated with many tissue-covered plates. The volume shows external age/wear, with spine cover with moisture markings detached from front gutter. Markings from spine carry over to one edge of front cover. Front hinge is weak. Pages with gilt top edge are clean and unmarked. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 10" and contains 385 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3393

$24
This shelf lot includes the group of 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: $18.50
Lot 3394

$18
This lot includes the group of historical ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up of a series of color postcards from "Roosevelt and Africa" (five cards in original red box), two copies of the booklet "The Forest Park" (1962), blue ribbon awards in frame with picture from the Central School of Tuftonsboro, N.H. (1941), and a oblong ledger entitled "Western Assessment Roll, 1896." 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 3395

$22
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage decorative 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: $29.50
Lot 3396

$26
Title: Works
Author: S. Weir Mitchell
Publisher: Century Co.
Printing Year: 1909
Number of Volumes: 13 volume set

Notes: Bound in pebbled green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of S. Weir Mitchell in the author's definitive edition.

Silas Weir Mitchell (January 15, 1829–January 4, 1914) was an American physician and writer. In 1863 he wrote a clever short story, combining physiological and psychological problems, entitled "The Case of George Dedlow," in the Atlantic Monthly. Thenceforward, Mitchell, as a writer, divided his attention between professional and literary pursuits. In the former field, he produced monographs on rattlesnake poison, intellectual hygiene, injuries to the nerves, neurasthenia, nervous diseases of women, the effects of gunshot wounds upon the nervous system, and the relations between nurse, physician, and patient. As a literary author, he wrote juvenile stories, several volumes of respectable verse, and prose fiction of varying merit, which, however, gave him a leading place among the American authors of the close of the 19th century. His historical novels, "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker" (1897), "The Adventures of François" (1898) and "The Red City" (1909), take high rank in this branch of fiction. He was also Charlotte Perkins Gilman's doctor and his use of a rest cure on her provided the idea for "The Yellow Wallpaper," a short story in which the narrator is driven insane by her rest cure. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 3397

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

- Nightwing by Martin Cruz Smith - Dated 1977 by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. - Signed stated first edition, first printing in dustjacket.
- Wormwood by G.P. Taylor - Dated 2004 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Stated first impression. Softcover advance reading copy.
- Shaman's Crossing: Book One of the Soldier Son Trilogy by Robin Hobb - Dated 2005 by HarperCollins - Signed stated first edition, first printing, softcover advance reading copy with COA present.
- Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin & John Barnes - FlatSigned edition sealed in plastic with a grade of 10 by BGS ACO12021.
- Lost City by Clive Cussler - Dated 2004 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Signed first printing in dustjacket.
- Polar Shift by Clive Cussler - Dated 2005 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Signed first printing in dustjacket.
- Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor - Dated 2003 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Stated first impression.

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 3398

$28
Title: Police Training Manual
Publisher: Police Division Michigan State University Vietnam Advisory Group (Saigon)
Printing Year: 1959

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with embossed gilt lettering, this volume is a rare illustrated police training manual used by the program run by the Michigan State University Group (begun in September 1955). "This volume contains thirty-seven lectures in police subjects and is intended to present a basic but comprehensive treatment of the field of police work. All of the lectures were given once or a number of times to groups of Vietnamese police officers, and have been revised on the basis of this experience in order to improve their usefulness. The lectures are for the use of police instructors of the various Vietnamese police services, and for students undertaking training courses" (from introduction). The work is illustrated with photographs, drawings and diagrams. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 529 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3399

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of modern signed mystery titles in dustjackets:

- Limited Time by Robert Greer - Dated 2000 by Warner Books - stated first printing.
- 10 lb. Penalty by Dick Francis - Dated 1997 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - first printing.
- Playland by John Gregory Dunne - Dated 1994 by Random House
- The Bone Vault by Linda Fairstein - Dated 2003 by Scribner - first printing.
- Flood Tide by Clive Cussler - Dated 1997 by Simon & Schuster - first printing.
- The Tower by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz - Dated 1999 by Simon & Schuster - first printing.
- The Two Minute Rule by Robert Crais - Dated 2006 by Simon & Schuster - first printing.
- Good Morning, Killer by April Smith - Dated 2003 by Alfred A. Knopf - stated first edition.

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 3400

$275
This lot includes the framed antique newspaper shown in the corresponding image. This original issue of the "Pittsburgh Commercial" appeared on the morning of Sunday, April 16, 1865 and carries news of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln had been shot on the night of Friday, April 14, while attending a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre with his wife and two guests. This is an extremely rare antique newspaper, with few examples of this date and title in existence. The front page of this edition has been professionally framed and matted with archival materials, including mounting and backing. The entire front page is dedicated to news of the assassination, with columns dedicated to information about the "capture of Booth," the conspirators, the attempt of Secretary of State Seward, etc. 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: $49.50
Lot 3401

$90
This lot includes two 1800's, large-format privately-bound volumes of sheet music. These antique volumes are a unique compilation of early sheet music. As was often an aristocratic custom during the 1800's, this book was created at the specific request of the owner, by a private bindery. Favorite selections were presented to the binder who created the handsome, custom volume. This compilation includes decorative title pages and interesting pre-Civil War pieces: "Uncle Tom's Lament for You" composed by I. B. Woodbury, dated 1852, and "The Dying Boy" with illustrated cover. The volumes show significant external age/wear, with both volumes lacking (portions of) spine covers. Boards are detached. Text blocks are intact with bright pages. The books measure approximately 10 1/2" x 13 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3402

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Poetical Works of John Milton - Dated 1884 by R. Worthington - "With biographical notice, etc."
- The Red Eric; or, the Whaler's Last Cruise: A Tale by R. M. Ballantyne - No date provided by Belford, Clarke & Company (Chicago)
- The Children of the Abbey: A Tale by Regina Maria Roche - Dated 1886 by Belford, Clarke & Co.
- Half-Hours with the Best Authors by Charles Knight - No date provided by Frederick Warne and Co. (London) - notation
- Felix Holt: The Radical by George Eliot - No date provided by Frank F. Lovell and Company
- Willis the Pilot: A Sequel to the Swiss Family Robinson - No date provided by Lee and Shepard Publishers (Boston)
- David Lloyd's Last Will- No date provided by Dodd, Mead & Company - Front hinge is 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: $9.50
Lot 3403

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Quakers:

- Some Account of the Life and Religious Labours of Sarah Grubb - Dated 1837 by William Robinson (Belfast) - gilt embossing.
- Memoirs of the Life of David Ferris, an Approved Minister of the Society of Friends - Dated 1825 by John Simmons (Philadelphia) - wrappers.
- Letters of the Late John Thorp, of Manchester - Dated 1828 by Henry Smith (Manchester) - three-quarter leather binding with marble boards. Spine tearing along front board.
- The Principles of Religion, as Professed by the Society of Christians, Usually Called Quakers by Henry Tuke - Dated 1837 by New-York Yearly Meeting of Friends - gilt embossing.
- Journal of the Life and Gospel Labors of David Sands, with Extract From His Correspondence - Dated 1848 by Charles Gilpin (London) - gilt embossing. Spine tearing from textblock and boards.
- A Journal of the Life, Gospel Labours, and Christian Experiences of That Faithful Minister of Jesus Christ, John Woolman - Dated 1840 by Thomas Hurst (Warrington)
- The Life and Correspondence of William and Alice Ellis, of Airton by James Backhouse - Dated 1850 by Henry Longstreth (Philadelphia) - gilt embossing. Spine tearing from front board.
- A Selection From the Letters of the Late Sarah Grubb (Formerly Sarah Lynes) - Dated 1848 by J. Wright (Sudbury) - gilt embossing. spine and front board tearing from textblock.

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 3404

$35
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues:

- The Four-Track News edited by NA - Dated from July to December 1905, including issues Vol. IX, No. 1 through No. 6
- St. Nicholas: An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks edited by Mary Mapes Dodge - Dated from November, 1892 to October, 1893 including all issues of Volume XX, parts I and II - 2 volumes, hinges of both volumes cracked
- Harper's Monthly Magazine edited by NA - Dated from December 1885 to May 1886, including issues of volume LXXII
- The Bay View Magazine edited by NA - Dated from October 1905 to May 1906, including issues Volume 13, No. 1 through No. 8
- The Chautauquan edited by NA - Dated from April to September 1898, including issues Vol. XXVII, No. 1 through No. 6
- Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science and Art edited by NA - Dated from January to June 1854, including issues of Volume III - Volume lacks rear board, front board detached. Text block is 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: $20.50
Lot 3405

$18
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: $36.50
Lot 3406

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of vintage adult softcover 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: $12.50
Lot 3407

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Will Carleton titles in decorative gilt binding:

- City Legends - Dated 1890 by Harper & Brothers
- City Ballads - Dated 1885 by Harper & Brothers
- Farm Festivals - Dated 1881 by Harper & Brothers
- Farm Ballads - Dated 1882 by Harper & Brothers
- Farm Legends - Dated 1875 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 3408

$20
Title: Oeuvres de Voltaire: Theatre
Publisher: Garnery, Librairie (Paris)
Printing Year: 1821
Number of Volumes: Complete 9 volume set

Notes: Bound in leather spines with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce collection of the theatrical works of François-Marie Arouet (November 21, 1694 – May 30, 1778), better known by the pen name Voltaire, a French Enlightenment writer, essayist, and philosopher known for his wit and his defense of civil liberties, including both freedom of religion and free trade.

These former library volumes show mild external age/wear, with traces of removed library labels to spine. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages that show foxing. Library stamp and date due sheet appear on front endpapers. Number is written on title pages. The books measure approximately 4" x 6 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3409

$22
This shelf lot includes the group of antique Alice B. Emerson 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: $12.50
Lot 3410

$24
Title: The Wandering Jew
Author: Eugene Sue
Publisher: Chapman and Hall (London)
Printing Year: 1844 /1845
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce first English-language edition of Sue's serially-published 1844 novel "Le juif errant," a serially published novel, which attained great popularity in Paris, and beyond. Its publication, and that of its predecessor "Les Mystères de Paris," greatly increased the circulation of the magazines in which they were published; in addition they are held to have influenced legislation on the Jesuits, and caused a general "jesuitophobie."
The work is illustrated with numerous engraved plates. The volumes show external age/wear, with cracking along gutters and chipping to ends of spines. Hinges are cracked. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 3411

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of the vintage Florida Poets series:

- Florida Poets and Poets Visiting Florida in 1940 by Vivian Yeiser Laramore - Dated 1940 by Manfred, Van Nort & Co. (Dallas)
- Florida Poets and Poets Visiting Florida in 1941 by Vivian Yeiser Laramore - Dated 1941 by Manfred, Van Nort & Co.
- Florida Poets - 1934 by Vivian Yeiser Laramore - Dated 1934 by The Galleon Press - Gilt embossing.
- Florida Poets and Poets Visiting Florida in 1936 by Vivian Yeiser Laramore - Dated 1936 by The Galleon Press - Two copies present in this lot. Gilt embossing.
- Florida Poets and Poets Visiting Florida in 1937 by Vivian Yeiser Laramore - Dated 1937 by Henry Harrison - Slight chipping to top of spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3412

$35
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Titles: Two Tales, Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Household, Frank Leslie's Illustrated, Success, Scientific American
Issue Date Range: 1871 -1902
Number of Issues: 17

Notes: Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, light soiling, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3413

$10
This lot includes the group of N. O. S. tobacco labels and packaging shown in the corresponding image. The following brands are present: La Mira, Laredo, and Union Workman. 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 3414

$700
Title: Cartas del presidio: Anticipo de una biografia de Fidel Castro
Editor: Luis Conte Aguero
Publisher: Editorial Lex (Havana)
Printing Year: 1959 First Edition Signed by Fidel Castro

Condition/Details: Bound in red and white wrappers with prison mug shot of Fidel Castro on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce autographed collection of letters written by the Cuban leader while he was serving the two-year prison sentence that resulted from the 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks.
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926) is a Cuban politician, one of the primary leaders of the Cuban Revolution, the Prime Minister of Cuba from February 1959 to December 1976, and then the President of the Council of State of Cuba until his resignation from the office in February 2008. He is currently the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.
The Moncada Barracks was a military barracks in Santiago de Cuba, named after General Guillermon Moncada, a hero of the War of Independence. On July 26, 1953, the barracks was the site of an armed attack by a small group of revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro. This armed attack is widely accepted as the beginning of the Cuban Revolution. The date on which the attack took place, July 26, was adopted by Castro as the name for his revolutionary movement (Movimiento 26 Julio or M 26-7) which eventually toppled the government of Fulgencio Batista in 1959. The attack on the barracks did not, however, succeed, and a handful of rebels, including Fidel Castro, escaped into the nearby countryside but were apprehended shortly thereafter.
The trial in the Santiago de Cuba Palace of Justice began on Sept. 21, 1953 and ended on Oct. 6, 1953, after eleven sessions. The Cuban Civil Code of Justice, based on the Napoleonic Code practiced in Europe and Latin America, has the verdict determined by a panel of three judges instead of a jury of peers under "common law" in the U.S. and Great Britain. In accordance, after the accused heard the charges against them, they were called to testify on their own behalf. The defendants were represented by 24 attorneys. Fidel Castro assumed his own defense and lied under oath to avoid implicating rebels on trial. During the questioning of rebel witnesses, Castro raised accusations of the murder of prisoners by the military. In consequence, Moncada chief Col. Alberto del Rio Chaviano, impeded Castro from returning to court by claiming that he could not attend due to illness. The tribunal then separated Castro from the proceedings and granted him a separate trial. Nineteen rebels were found not guilty based on lack of evidence and their false testimony. Confessed leaders Raul Castro, Oscar Alcalde, Pedro Miret, and Ernesto Tizol received 13-year prison sentences. Twenty other rebels received 10-year sentences. Rebels Manuel Lorenzo, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Orlando Cortez Gallardo, who refused to participate in the attack at the last moment, got 3-year sentences. Melba Hernandez and Haydee Santamaria were given seven-month sentences since it was never proven that they handled weapons.
Castro, a lawyer, later published as a speech and titled "History Will Absolve Me," was written in his cell and smuggled to a friend from the 26th of July attack, Haydée Santamaria, page by page. It became the platform of the 26th of July Movement, detailing plans for reform in Cuba, and was later frequently used in Castro's speeches. on the Isle of Pines (now known as the Isle of Youth).
Two years later, in 1955, a group of prisoners' mothers launched a campaign to free Castro and the other rebels imprisoned with him. As popular support for the rebels and opposition to Batista's rule mounted, a group of political leaders, editors, and intellectuals signed a public appeal demanding "liberty for the political prisoners". That year, the Cuban Congress passed a bill granting general amnesty to political prisoners. After being signed by Batista, the thirty imprisoned rebels were freed. They served 22 months in prison.(background information courtesy of Wikipedia)
There are twenty-one letters (nine to Conte Aguero, six to his late sister and close collaborator, Lidia, one to his wife Mirta, one to his comrade in combat, Melba Hernandez, and one to the great scholar Jorge Manach). These letters are regarded as the single most valuable and revelatory document regarding Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution.

Castro's signature appears on the front flyleaf, together with the date 3/ 05/ 59. They both appear over a stamp reading "Operacion cultura organizada por la F. E. U. en la Universidad de La Habana - Feria del Libro, 19-30 de Mayo de 1959. Anyo de la Liberacion. Editorial Lex - Obispo 461." The work contains a title page illustration showing Fidel Castro inside the prison of Isla de Pinos, as well as a photostatic image of one of the letters. This lot is accompanied by provenance to establish authenticity, in the form of copies of a letter signed by Manresa’s son and and the original export certificate issued by the Cuban government. The volume shows light external age/wear. The binding has detached at front hinge. Mildly age-toned pages are otherwise clean. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 93 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3415

$35
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is related to business and advertising. 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 3416

$55
This lot includes the group of antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of plates, excised illustrations, and three framed color fashion plates. 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: $14.50
Lot 3417

$55
This shelf lot includes the two framed limited edition wildlife prints shown in the corresponding image. The smaller of these pieces is by well-known Canadian naturalist and painter Robert Bateman (b. 1930) and depicts a small bird perched on a branch during snow storm. This is copy 161 of 1250. Artist's signature appears in pencil underneath print. Print is matted. Frame measures approximately 19 3/4" x 13". The second piece shows a family of polar bears looking up from a blanket of snow on which they lay. Picture is also signed in pencil by artist. Name appears to be C. Brend (or Brends, see image). Limitation ration is 36/5000. This framed and matted work measures approximately 39" x 30 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $59.50
Lot 3418

$24
Title: Works
Author: Isaac Disraeli
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell
Printing Year: 1881
Number of Volumes: 6

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this set brings together the works of Isaac D'Israeli (11 May 1766 – 19 January 1848), British writer, scholar and man of letters. He is best known for his essays, his associations with other men of letters, and for being the father of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Included in this set are "Curiosities of Literature" (3 volumes), "The Calamities and Quarrels of Authors," "Amenities of Literature," and "The Literary Character." All volumes show external age/wear (with last volume listed showing tearing along top of front gutter). Interiors are clean and unmarked. Books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
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