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Lot 8389

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of gardening reference books about borders shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume has a beautifully illustrated dust jacket. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8390

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of "Ocean Liners of the Past" series books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Lusitania, Mauretania, Olympic, Titanic, Queen Mary, and Normandie, among others. Each volume is in a beautifully illustrated dust jacket. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8391

$70

Title: The History of the World: Comprising a General History, Both Ancient and Modern, All the Principal Nations of the Globe, Their Rise, Progress, Present Condition, Etc. Including a Complete History of the United States to the Present Time, Also, the Late War with Mexico, California, Etc.
Author: Samuel Maunder
Editor: John Inman
Publisher: Henry Bill
City: New York
Year: 1855
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 772 plus 1 page of publisher's advertisements/744 plus publisher's advertisements
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Description: This is an early edition of this world history. Contains numerous engravings and an intact, brightly colored fold-out plate illustrating the siege of Sebastopol in first volume. Fold-out with colored maps of the world at front of the same volume is torn, with upper left-hand corner still attached and remaining portion is detached. Colored fold-out plate of San Francisco show tear along bottom center fold, with only a small portion of illustration affected.
Condition: Antique volumes bound in blindstamped leather with gilt lettering to red spine labels. Solidly-bound books show rubbing and some edgewear. Marbled endpapers and edges. Pages show scattered foxing and occasional (faint) damp stains.
 
Lot 8392

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of books about celebrated gardens shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Royal Gardens, the Persian Garden, and the Rothschild Gardens, among others. Each volume has a beautifully illustrated dust jacket. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8393

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of books about the history of gardening shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume has a beautifully illustrated dust jacket. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8394

$20

Title: Leaves from an Artist's Field-Book
Author: Wedworth Wadsworth
Publisher: D. Lothrop Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1891
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 15 unnumbered pages
Width: 13" Height: 9.25"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this poetry collection with illustrations by the author.
Condition: Antique oblong volume bound in green cloth with brown lettering and silver decorative design showing landscape to front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Endpapers have floral design. Pages have very faint water marking along top edge, otherwise clean and bright.
 
Lot 8395

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of books about Spanish and Italian gardens shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Edith Wharton's Italian Gardens, the Agnelli Gardens at Villar Perosa, and the gardens at Filoli, among others. Many of these volumes are in beautifully illustrated dust jackets. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8396

$50

Title: Universal Classics Library Illustrated with Photogravures on Japan Vellum, Hand Painted, Reproductions & Full Page Portraits of the Author. Edition Deluxe
Author:
Publisher: M. Walter Dunne, Publisher
City: Washington, D. C.
Year: 1901
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 17 Complete: Unknown
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Description: This is a scarce well-preserved 17-volume set of the Universal Classics Library. Includes such titles as "Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency" by Saint-Simon, "The Diary of John Evelyn," "Memoirs of Emperor Napoleon" by Laure Permon Junot, "Persian and Chinese Letters" by Montesquieu, "The Dabistan or School of Manners," "Secret Memoirs of Princess Lamballe," "Government of Dependencies," "The Rights of War and Peace" by Grotius.
Condition: Handsome antique set bound in three-quarter pebbled red leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Volumes show very light external wear (second volume of "Memoirs of Napoleon" shows tear at foot of spine). Books are solidly bound. Interiors are clean and bright. Pages have gilt top edges and untrimmed edges. This collection is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates (light/marginal foxing may appear on guard and/or plate and on facing page).
 
Lot 8397

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray patriotic and nautical themes, some of which depict George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, the American flag, ships, and harbor scenes. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 50 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8398

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of books about English gardens shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include formal gardens, cottage gardens, and the English garden through the 20th century, among others. Each volume has a beautifully illustrated dust jacket. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8399

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Annie Maitland; or, The Lesson of Life by D. Richmond - Dated 1861 by Routledge, Warne, & Routledge - Illustrated, sunning to spine.
- Rollo Learning to Talk by uncredited - Dated 1855 by Phillips, Sampson, and Company - Spine shows light wear.
- Rollo at Work by uncredited - Dated 1855 by Phillips, Sampson, and Company - Spine shows light tearing at top and bottom.
- The Lost Key by uncredited - Dated Unknown by Carlton & Porter - Gilt embossing to spine.
- Henry Langdon by Mrs. Louisa Payson Hopkins - Dated 1863 by Henry Hoyt - Gilt embossing.
 
Lot 8400

$25

Description: This auction lot includes the following group of antique United States history titles:

- A Popular History of the United States of America by John Clark Ridpath - Dated 1879 by Nelson & Phillips
- Chicago's Awful Theater Horror by Bishop Fallows, The Survivors and Rescuers - Dated 1904 by Memorial Publishing Co.
- Old Paths and Legends of New England by Katharine M. Abbott - Dated 1903 by G. P. Putnam's Sons
- Dames and Daughters of the Young Republic by Geraldine Brooks - Dated 1901 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
- Dames and Daughters of Colonial Days by Geraldine Brooks - Dated 1900 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
- Count Frosting and New France Under Louis XIV by Francis Parkman - Dated 1885 by Little, Brown & Company
- Pictorial History of the United States of America by R. Thomas - Dated 1847 by House & Brown - Some advanced wear.
Condition: Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8401

$25

Description: This auction lot includes the following group of antique railroad and automobile titles:

- A Textbook on Electric Lighting and Railways by uncredited author - Dated 1901 by International Textbook Company
- Thirteenth Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission by uncredited author - Dated 1900 by Government Printing Office - Contains railway content.
- Seventeenth Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission by uncredited author - Dated 1903 by Government Printing Office - Contains railway content.
- The Modern Motor Car by Harold P. Manly - Dated 1914 by Laird & Lee, Inc.
Condition: Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8402

$140

Title: Drawings of Maps, Bridges, Profiles, Coal Burning, Locomotives, Chairs, Brakes, Splices, &c Accompanying the Report of the Board of Railroad for 1856
Author: uncredited
Publisher: C. van Beenthuysen
City: Albany
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this nineteenth-century work on New York railroads. This volume contains a map of the cities of New York and Brooklyn and numerous illustrations featuring bridges, locomotives, as well as a collection of profiles.
Condition: Antique volume bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with chipping to minor chipping along edges. Small blue stains are visible along spine. Front cover is detached along top 2.75" of front gutter. Text block is intact. Rear endpaper has moisture markings at top margins (this staining carries over to to a lesser degree onto top edges of last fold-outs). Book contains a large number of intact fold-out maps and diagrams. These may show small tears along folds/edges and/or light foxing (mainly on reserve sides).
 
Lot 8403

$20

Description: This lot includes the four volume set of "American History Stories" shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are dated 1888, and were published by the Educational Publishing Company. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes show some age/wear indications such as chipping along board edges and moisture indications to boards. Some restorative work is evident.
 
Lot 8404

$55

Title: The Life of George Washington Studied Anew
Author: Edward Everett Hale
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1889
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 392 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Description: This is a wonderfully well-preserved edition of this work bearing an inscription by the author. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Margaret Adams / on Washington's birthday / the the love of / Edward E. Hale / 1893."
Condition: Antique volume bound in dark green cloth with black lettering and illustrated front cover. Book shows very little external wear, concentrated at tips of outside corners. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait, full-page plates, in-text illustrations and a fold-out map as well as fold-out facsimile document.
 
Lot 8405

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors represented in this lot are Lee Childs, Larry Flynt, Spike Lee, and Frank Rich. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These volumes are in like-new condition with some light shelf wear. All of these volumes include their dust jackets, most of which are protected with mylar.
 
Lot 8406

$40

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots 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.
Condition: 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.
 
Lot 8407

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot portray military themes, some of which depict World War I, World War II, generals, soldiers, and building ruins, among others. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are approximately 125 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8408

$20

Title: Denkmaler der Kunst zur Ubersicht ihres Entwicklungsganges von den ersten Versuchen bis zu den Standpunkten der Gegenwart
Author: uncredited
Editor: Carl von Lutzow, Wilhelm Lubke
Publisher: Verlag von Ebner & Seubert
City: Stuttgart
Year: c1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Unknown
Width: 16.5" Height: 12.5"
Description: This is a scarce two-volume plate collection (bound as one volume), constituting of a large pictorial survey of art history - primarily focusing on architecture and sculpture. Covers many cultures from the earliest times to the early 19th century - including Greek, Persian, Egyptian, Roman, Etruscan, Indian, South American and Mexican, Medieval and Renaissance, Islamic, Italian, French, German, etc.  There is no text present, captions in German only.

Condition: Antique oblong volume is bound in three-quarter leather with pebbled black boards and gilt lettering to spine. Front board is detached. Binding shows external wear, with bumped and frayed corners, minor loss to covers and moisture markings to rear board along edge with spine. Front edge of spine cover shows chipping and loss. Front flyleaf shows (closed) tears. Text block is intact. Illustrated with a small number of bright chromolithographs and over 150 line engraved plates.
 
Lot 8409

$25

Description: This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Canadian history:

- History of the Settlement of Upper Canada by William Canniff - Dated 1869 by Dudley & Burns (Toronto)

- A Cyclopaedia of Canadian Biography edited by George Maclean Rose - Dated 1886 by Rose Publishing Company (Toronto) - Decorative gilt embossing.

- History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario by uncredited author - Dated 1885 by C. Blackett Robinson (Toronto) - Volumes I and II.
Condition: Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot show advanced age/wear indications. These are ex-library volumes.
 
Lot 8410

$70

Title: Rauschenberg: Overseas Culture Interchange
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Prestel-Verlag
City: Munich
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this work on U. S. artist Robert Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925 - May 12, 2008), published in conjunction with the exhibition ROCI held at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C. (May 12-September 2, 1991).
Condition: Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 8411

$45

Description: This lot includes the group of antique Department of Agriculture books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain many beautiful color chromolithograph plates, depicting scenes such as animals and fruit. Some plates are by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Some volumes show advanced external wear, including moisture indications and some chipping and loss.
 
Lot 8412

$25

Title: Picasso Theatre
Author: Douglas Cooper
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1987
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Description:
Condition: Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8413

$35

Description: This lot includes the group of antique Department of Agriculture books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain beautiful color chromolithograph plates, depicting seeds, fruit, and other plants. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Some volumes show some age/wear, including moisture indications, sunning, and other markings to boards, as well as some loose and/or detached pages.
 
Lot 8414

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of English history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Cambridge Colleges, the Prince of Wales, and Durham Cathedral, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8415

$55

Title: Ex Oriente: Studies of Oriental Life and Thought
Author: Edward P. Thwing
Publisher: Hurst & Co.
City: New York
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 119 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Description: This is a scarce well-preserved author-signed limited edition of this work on Asian culture, containing chapters on the historic evolution of Asiatic thought, the anatomy of national life, oriental characteristics, Eastern religions, languages, literature and art, as well as on supernatural factors and "practical problems."
Condition: Antique volume bound in half cloth and printed paper-covered boards. Volume shows external wear, with sunning to spine and boards, small markings to front cover and tiny puncture to upper portion of spine cover. Book is tightly bound. Pages are clean and bright. Paper slip with limitation statement and author's signature appears tipped in at table of contents. This is copy number 108 of 300.
 
Lot 8416

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage Cuba postcards shown in the corresponding image(s). The postcards in this lot depict Morro Castle, Hotel Trotcha, Vedado Residences, and the Senate building in Havana, among other landmarks. This group of postcards includes some which are chromolithographs or real photographs, as well as other handsome design elements. There are 12 postcards included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8417

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on Canadian history and literature shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8418

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A Companion to Seaton's Map of Palestine and Egypt by uncredited - Dated Unknown by Baker, Godwin & Company - This ex-library volume shows advanced wear including a loose front board with chipping and loss to spine.
- World Atlas by uncredited - Dated circa 1890 by Lippincott - This volume shows significant age/wear with loss of both boards and some pages lacking, including title page.
- An Index to the Persons, Places, and Subjects Occurring in the Holy Scriptures by uncredited - Dated 1848 by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode - This ex-library volume shows advanced wear such as a detached front board, with some restorative work and stamps to pages.
- Mitchell's Modern Atlas: A Series of Fourty-Four Copperplate Maps by S. Augustus Mitchell - Dated 1871 by E. H. Butler & Co. - This volume shows some restorative work, with some tearing and loss to title page, and chipping to spine edges.
- A Scripture Atlas: Comprising Thirty Maps: In Which are Exhibited Not Only the Places of Well Defined Situation, But, According to the Supposition of the Best Authors, Other Localities of Historic Interest Mentioned Throughout the Sacred Scriptures by uncredited - Dated Unknown by Samuel Bagster and Sons - This volume shows advanced age/wear, with some loss to title page.
- Mitchell's Ancient Atlas, Classical and Sacred, Containing Maps Illustrating the Geography of the Ancient World, as Described by the Writers of Antiquity by S. Augustus Mitchell - Dated 1880 by J. H. Butler & Co. - This volume shows some chipping and loss at spine, with some loss to segment of title page.
 
Lot 8419

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage books on Western United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8420

$200

Title: Pub. Terentii Comoediae Sex. Ex recensione Heinsiana
Author: Publius Terentius Afer
Publisher: Ex Officina Elzeviriana (Elzevir)
City: Leiden
Year: 1635
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 304 pages plus 8 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 3" Height: 5.25"
Description: This is a scarce Latin-language edition of the works of Terence.
Condition: Antique volume bound in full red morocco with four raised bands and gilt decorative designs. Book shows external wear, with detached front board and front flyleaf. Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate is on front pastedown. Detached front flyleaf bears the names and dates of previous owners (the name Thomas chambers appears on blank pages at front and rear of volume. Text block begins with engraved title page. Interior is remarkably well preserved, with clean, fresh page.
 
Lot 8421

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique Cabinet Library publishings shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "Animal Kingdom," "A Glance at the Sciences," "Curiosities of Human Nature," and "A Glance at Philosophy." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8422

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of author-signed books on United States military history shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8423

$110

Title: M. Acci Plauti quae supersunt Comoediae. Pars prima et altera. Cum commentario ex variorum notis et observationibus ex recensione Joh. Frederici Gronovi accessere ex eiusdem Lectionibus Plautinis notulae asterisco notatae. Cum praefatione Jo. Augusti Ernesti.
Author: Plautus
Publisher: Gotth. Theophil Georg
City: Leipzig
Year: 1760
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 507 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Description: Two-volume Latin-language edition of the works of Plautus by German scholar and librarian Johann Friedrich Gronovius (1611-1671).
Condition: Antique volume bound in white pigskin leather. Book shows light external wear, with spotting visible on front cover. Covers are lifted and concave (apparently from binding shrinking over the years). Volume is solidly bound. Name in ink appears at top of front flyleaf. With the exception of initial and final pages, interior shows light foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece engraving.
 
Lot 8424

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of antique travelogues shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Germany, Corsair, Spanish highways, and Periscope Pond, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: Some volumes show more advanced age/wear indications such as chipping at spine edge, or lost to dust jacket.
 
Lot 8425

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of author-signed books on American history and biography shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8426

$45

Description: This lot includes the group of Charles Dickens ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a sheet of a dozen Charles Dickens Centenary Testimonial stamps, which comes with a protective envelope. These stamps are intended to be affixed as a Centenary Book Plate, to commemorate his memory and raise a fund for the benefit of his descendants. Also included is a posthumous publication of "The Life of Our Lord", which Charles Dickens wrote for his children during the years 1846-1849, and was published in 1934. This volume retains its original dustjacket. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 8427

$25

Title: The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson
Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Description: This antique decorative set is a scarce nineteenth-century edition of the works of Alfred Tennyson.
Condition: Antique volumes bound in blindstamped dark brown cloth show light external wear, with small blemishes to four spines. Books are tightly bound. Unmarked interiors are clean and bright. A tissue-guarded frontispiece accompanies each volume. Top edges are gilt.
 
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