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Lot 8118

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Churchman Armed Containing Palmer's Ecclesiastical History, and Bishop Hobart's Apology - Dated 1844 by Stanford and Swords - Some external wear, pages show foxing.
- The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described by Adrian Fortescue - Dated 1920 by Burns, Oates, and Washbourne - The text block has separated from the front board and spine cover. The pages are clean.
- The Catholic Movement in the American Episcopal Church by George E. DeMille, George E. DeMille - Dated 1950 by The Church Historical Society - Dust jacket shows some sunning and chipping to edges.
- The Jesuits by J. C. H. Aveling - Dated 1981 by Dorset Press - This volume is in excellent condition with original dust jacket, tight binding, and clean pages.
- Catholicism: Roman and Anglican by A. M. Fairbairn - Dated 1899 by Hodder and Stoughton - Exterior shows moisture indications and sunning, some foxing to pages. Half title page has a tear which has been taped.
- Studies in the History of the Book of Common Prayer by Herbert Mortimer Luckock - Dated 1889 by Rivingtons - Shows some rubbing to edges of spine cover.
- The Early Evangelicals: A Religious and Social Study by L. E. Elliott-Binns - Dated 1955 by The Seabury Press - Name written in ink on front free endpaper.
- The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church by F. L. Cross - Dated 1957 by Oxford University Press - Boards show some sunning, stamp on front free endpaper.
 
Lot 8119

$45

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music from 1911-1919 shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): Robert E. Lee, love, Georgia, Hawaii, and New York, among others. There are approximately 45 individual music pieces in this lot, many of which have beautiful color front covers. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots.
Condition: The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 8120

$20

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of world history books 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 8121

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Slabs of the Sunburnt West by Carl Sandburg - Dated 1922 by Harcourt, Brace and Company - Sunning to spine, name written in ink on front free endpaper, foxing to pages.
- Letters of Travel by Phillips Brooks - Dated 1893 by E. P. Dutton and Company - Some cracking at hinges, title page is present but detached.
- An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America Prior to the Peace of 1783 Together With Notices of Highland Regiments and Biographical Sketches by J. P. MacLean - Dated 1978 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. - Binding is tight, pages are clean.
- The Puritan in Holland, England, and America: An Introduction to American History by Douglas Campbell - Dated 1892 by Harper & Brothers - Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No Spines show some sunning and wear, some cracking at front hinge in volume one.
- The Journals of Francis Parkman by Mason Wade - Dated Unknown by Eyre & Spottiswoode - Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No Dust jackets show some light wear, bindings are tight, pages are clean.
 
Lot 8122

$40

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's 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 8123

$80

Title: The Standard Natural History
Author: uncredited
Editor: John Sterling Kingsley
Publisher: S. E. Cassino and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: lxxii/389/vi/555 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Description: Lavishly illustrated nineteenth-century study of natural history, with first volume devoted to lower invertebrates, and the second to crustacea and insects.
Condition: Handsome antique set bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering on red spine labels. Volumes show moderate shelfwear, with light scraping marks along top edges and to one side of front cover of first volume. Books are solidly bound. Pages with marbled edges are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with over a thousand wood-cuts and 42 full-page plates.
 
Lot 8124

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are: On Our Hill, Boy Donald and His Hero, When I Was A Girl in Iceland, and Henrietta's Heroism, 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.
 
Lot 8125

$30

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Koran of Mohammed, Islam, Pompeii, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean, 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 8126

$30

Title: A Dictionary of the English Language
Author: Joseph E. Worcester
Publisher: Hickling, Swan, and Brewer
City: Boston
Year: 1860
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1786 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of a seminal lexicographical work. It was the first American dictionary to incorporate illustrations throughout the text, and to offer treatment of synonyms, a feature of most major dictionaries since. It also contains a catalogue of English dictionaries from 1499 to 1859.

Competition arrived in the form of Merriam's new edition of Webster's American Dictionary, which appeared in 1864. Worcester's dictionary was posthumously revised in 1886, but was eclipsed by Webster's International and other dictionaries of the 1890s and went out of print before the turn of the century.

Condition: Large-format antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Book shows rubbing to covers and spine, with chipping to covers and heavy edgewear. Binding is tight. Book has marbled endpapers and edges. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. Numerous in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 8127

$40

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of theology books 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 8128

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "A Child of the Age," "In ships of Steel," "The Little Minister," and "A Christmas Carol," 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 8129

$80

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music from the 1930's shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): Josephine Baker, Easter, Mexico, Joan Crawford, and gold diggers, among others. There are approximately 75 individual music pieces in this lot, many of which have beautiful color front covers. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots.
Condition: The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 8130

$10

Title: The New Criticism: A Lecture Delivered at Columbia University, March 9, 1910
Author: J. E. Spingarn
Publisher: Columbia University Press
City: New York
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 35 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this seminal work by J. E. Spingarn, signed by the author's wife.
Condition: Antique volume bound in blindstamped red cloth with faded gilt lettering to spine and bright gilt emblem to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and unmarked. Inscription by author's wife on front flyleaf reads: "To Kate Douglas Wiggin / with delight in Penelope / and love for Rebecca / from / the author's wife. / 16 February 1911." Two antique photograph portraits of a woman are laid in.
 
Lot 8131

$30

Title: Interessante Abenteuer unter den Indianern. Enthaltend Erzahlungen der merkwurdigsten Begebenheiten in den ersten indianischen Kriegen, sowie auch Ereignisse wahrend der neuern indianischen Feindseligkeiten in Mexico und Texas
Author: John Frost
Publisher: J. Kohler
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1853
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 510 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Description: This is a scarce German-language edition of this early work on Native American peoples.
Condition: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Volume shows external wear, with upper right-hand corner of front board chipped away and fraying to remaining outside corners. Hinges are cracked. Text block is intact. Clean and bright pages show occasional marginal spotting. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts.
 
Lot 8132

$60

Description: This lot includes the group of gardening reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include small gardens, gardening tools, and North America's favorite plants, 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 8133

$10

Description: This lot includes the group of French art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Van Gogh, Manet, Henri Rousseau, Redon, and Leger, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These large volumes are in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear. Several of these volumes have handsomely illustrated dust jackets.
 
Lot 8134

$45

Title: The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and Neighbouring Nations, from the Declension of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the Time of Christ
Author: Humphrey Prideaux
Publisher: Middlesex Bookstore
City: Charlestown, Massachusetts
Year: 1815-1816
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Description: This is a rare complete set of the first American edition of this work. Fold-out maps are in remarkable condition.
Condition: Antique set bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine labels. Volumes show external wear, with spotting and sunning to spines and covers. First volume has a small perforation from fore edge of text block affecting top margin of initial pages. Spine cover of second volume has 4 1/2" tear along front gutter. Books are solidly bound. Previous owner's name and date appear on front endpapers of all four volumes. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. This work is illustrated with numerous well-preserved fold-out maps.
 
Lot 8135

$60

Description: This lot includes the group of German books about ocean liner history shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these volumes have 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 generally in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8136

$50

Description: This lot includes the group of books about ship history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include yachts, ocean liners, merchant ships, and steamers, 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 generally in excellent condition, with very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8137

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

- The Episcopate in America: Sketches, Biographical and Bibliographical, of the Bishops of the American Church, with a Preliminary Essay on the Historic Episcopate and Documentary Annals of the Introduction of the Angelical Line of Succession Into America by William Stevens Perry - Dated 1895 by The Christian Literature Co. - Decorative gilt embossing on front board and spine. Rubbing and wear to board and spine edges, stamps on front free endpaper.

- The Semi-Centennial History of the Church of the Advent, York Avenue, near Buttonwood Street, Philadelphia, Prepared from the Official Documents of the Parish by R. Bowden Shepherd - Dated 1890 by Advent - Author-inscribed on the front free endpaper.  Boards show some sunning.

- History of the American Episcopal Church from the Planting of the Colonies to the End of the Civil War by S. D. McConnell - Dated 1890 by Thomas Whittaker - Some chipping and wear to spine cover.

- The Protestant Episcopal Pulpit: A Series of Original Sermons - Dated Unknown by John Moore - This volume shows some advanced wear indications, such as a rubbing to board edges and a partially detached spine cover. Pages show some foxing, with loss to one corner of title page.

- The First Six Bishops of Pennsylvania by S. F. Hotchkin - Dated Unknown by Unknown - The wrappers are loosening, with some chipping and loss. The text block is clean.

- The Jesuit Martyrs of North America by John J. Wynne - Dated 1925 by The Universal Knowledge Foundation - Some cracking at front hinge.

- Reminiscences of a Missionary Bishop by D. S. Tuttle - Dated 1906 by Thomas Whittaker - Boards and spine show sunning and some wear to edges.

- Sermons of Rev. Benjamin Hale, D.D. President of Hobart College, Geneva, NY 1836-1858 by Malcom Douglass - Dated 1883 by The Claremont Manufacturing Company - This ex-library volume shows stamps and other markings, along with several loose and/or detached pages.

- Reminiscences by Thomas M. Clark - Dated 1895 by Thomas Whittaker - This ex-library volume contains stamps and other markings, and some cracking along front hinge.
 
Lot 8138

$90

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of world history books 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 8139

$80

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music from THE 1900's-1910's shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): Jerusalem, Cornell, Chinatown, and love, among others. There are approximately 110 individual music pieces in this lot, many of which have beautiful color front covers. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots.
Condition: The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 8140

$20

Title: Memoirs of General Lafayette. With an Account of His Visit to America, and of His Reception by the People of the United States, from His Arrival, August 15th, to the Celebration at Yorktown, October 19th 1824
Author: Samuel Lorenzo Knapp
Publisher: E. G. House
City: Boston
Year: 1824
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 264 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of this biography and history of the 1824-1825 grand tour of the United States of Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (6 September 1757 - 20 May 1834), often known as simply Lafayette, a French aristocrat and military officer born in Chavaniac, in the province of Auvergne in south central France. Lafayette was a general in the American Revolutionary War and a leader of the Garde nationale during the French Revolution.

During his trip, he visited all 24 American states, traveling more than 6,000 miles (9,656 km). Lafayette arrived from France at Staten Island in New York, on 15 August 1824, to an artillery salute. The towns and cities he visited, including Fayetteville, North Carolina, the first city named in his honor, gave him enthusiastic welcomes. During this tour he recognized and embraced James Armistead Lafayette, a free negro who took his last name to honor him, while in Yorktown, the story of the event was reported by the Richmond Enquirer.  In late August 1825, he returned to Mount Vernon. A military unit decided to adopt the title National Guard, in honor of Lafayette's celebrated Garde Nationale de Paris. This battalion, later the 7th Regiment, was prominent in the line of march when Lafayette passed through New York before returning to France on the frigate USS Brandywine. Late in the trip, he again received honorary citizenship of Maryland. Lafayette was feted at the first commencement ceremony of George Washington University in 1824. He was voted, by the U.S. Congress, the sum of $200,000 and a township of land located in Tallahassee, Florida to be known as the Lafayette Land Grant.

Condition: Antique volume in marbled paper-covered boards shows significant external wear, with detaching front board and cracked spine. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages show very sporadic moderate foxing.
 
Lot 8141

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage pulp shown in the corresponding image(s). Many Westerns are included, as well as volumes with map backs. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books show some age/wear indications, with creasing and/or chipping to some spines.
 
Lot 8142

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Life of William Rollinson Whittingham, Fourth Bishop of Maryland by William Francis Brand - Dated 1883 by E. & J. B. Young & Co. - Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No These volumes show some external wear, both have a bookplate on the front endpaper, some cracking at hinges.
- Life and Letters of Mandell Creighton D. D. Oxon. and Cam. Sometime Bishop of London - Dated 1906 by Longmans, Green, and Co. - Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No These ex-library volumes show stamps and other markings to pages, with some foxing. Some pages show chipping and/or light tears.
- The Life and Times of Edward Bass: First Bishop of Massachusetts by Daniel Dulany Addison - Dated 1897 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - This volume shows some advanced wear indications such as cracking along both hinges, with a loosening text block.
- Francis Paget: Bishop of Oxford, Chancellor of the Order of the Garter, Honorary Student and Sometime Dean of Christ Church by Stephen Paget, J. M. C. Crum - Dated 1913 by Macmillan and Co. - Some light external wear including sunning to spine.
- Life of Robert Machray D. D., LL.D., D.C.L., Archbishop of Rupert's Land Primate of All Canada Prelate of the Order of St. Michael and St. George by Robet Machray - Dated 1909 by Macmillan and Co. - This volume shows some external wear concentrated at edges, several loosening pages.
- A Spiritual Pilgrimage by R. J. Campbell - Dated 1917 by D. Appleton and Company - Gift inscription on front free endpaper, some tearing on first few pages.
 
Lot 8143

$20

Description: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Little Black Sambo," "Traveling With the Birds," "Easy Tricks for Boys and Girls,", and "Hello! Little People!" 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 8144

$15

Description: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Grandma's Attic Treasures," "Mary Gay Stories," "Willy's Trunk," and "Captain January" 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 8145

$50

Title: When Malindy Sings
Author: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Publisher: Dodd Mead and Co.
City: New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 144 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of Paul Laurence Dunbar's classic dialect poem. "When Malindy Sings" quickly became one of Dunbar's most popular poems and has since become perhaps his most anthologized dialect poem.

"When Malindy Sings" was inspired by Dunbar's mother's constant singing of hymns and Negro spirituals. In particular, Dunbar attributes the powerful melody and unmatchable phrasings to particular natural gifts of black singers.

Condition: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs by Margaret Armstrong consisting of red flowers climbing a trellis on front cover & spine. Book shows wear concentrated at corners. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and bright (light markings appear on pages 84 and 85). This collection of poetry is illustrated with photos by Hampton Institute Camera Club.
 
Lot 8146

$25

Description: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Our Little Manchurian Cousin," The Berry Patch," "The Picture Screen," "Shannon," and "The Windmill Tale," 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 8147

$90

Title: Under Sail to Greenland: Being an Account of the Voyage of the Cutter "Direction," Arthur S. Allen, Jr., Captain to Greenland in the Summer of 1929, together with the Log, letters and Other Memoranda. Illustrated with Photographs Taken on the Cruise
Author: Arthur S. Allen, Jr.
Publisher: The Marchbanks Press
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 91 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Description: Scarce first edition of this title, limited to 900 copies. The story of the young captain, who survived the wreck of his cutter in Greenland, only to be killed in an auto accident within two weeks of his return. With him on "Direction" was artist Rockwell Kent, who wrote of the voyage in "N by E." Letter signed by author's father and editor of this account is laid in. Letter, dated December 8, 1937, was written to the previous owner of this book, Ray B. Harris, thanking him for the sending of the Rockwell Kent bookplate that adorns the front endpaper of this copy. The letter also alludes to the reproduction of his son's bookplate (whose image appears under colophon at rear) pasted onto front flyleaf.

Condition: Volume is in excellent condition. Interior is bright and clean, with tipped-in frontispiece photo and intact fold-out map at rear. Author-signed letter with letterhead of Arthur S. Allen dated Dec. 8, 1937 is laid in. Well-preserved slipcase has fraying to points at center of fore edge.
 
Lot 8148

$25

Description: This shelf lot includes the group estate books, including history, design, and garden reference, 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: These volumes are generally in excellent condition, many having beautifully illustrated dust jackets.
 
Lot 8149

$45

Description: This lot includes the group of minstrel show ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes sheet music with titles such as "I'm Done With Ragtime," "Ma Pickaninny Babe," and "Seben Come Eleben." Also included is a record titled "Gentleman, Be Seated (A Complete Minstrel Show)" and program for Dumont's Minstrels at the Eleventh Street Opera House. There are approximately 16 individual pieces included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 8150

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Miles Standish: The Puritan Captain by John. S.C. Abbott - Dated 1872 by Dodd & Mead - Decorative gilt binding, light age/wear to top and bottom of spine.
- The Early Days of Thomas Whittemore: An Auto-biography: Extending From A.D. 1800 to A.D. 1825 by Thomas Whittemore - Dated 1859 by James M. Usher - Decorative gilt embossing covers this volume, spine shows very light age/wear.
- Prison Life and Reflections; or, a Narrative of the Arrest, Trial, Conviction, Imprisonment, Treatment, Observations, Reflections, and Deliverace of Work, Burr, and Thompson by George Thompson - Dated 1855 by A. Work - Gilt embossing has faded, volume shows light age/wear.
- The Constitution of the United States of America, with an Alphabetical Analysis by W. Hickey - Dated 1854 by uncredited - Printed by T.K. & P.G. Collins.  Gilt embossing to spine and front board
- The True American; Containing the Inaugural Addresses, Together with the First Annual Addresses and Messages of all the Presidents of the United States, from 1789 to 1839 by Joseph Coe - Dated 1840 by I. S. Boyd - Lacking spine cover, boards detached.
- Report on Mineral Industries in the United States at the Eleventh Census: 1890 by David T. Day, uncredited Edited by David T. Day - Dated 1892 by Government Printing Office - Large format volume. Spine and boards show moderate age/wear.
 
Lot 8151

$70

Description: This lot includes the group of books on European design 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 excellent condition in original dustjackets, some may show very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8152

$40

Description: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's books 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 8153

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- ...Abe...The War Eagle by uncredited - Dated 1903 by uncredited - The Battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg by Capt. A.H. Nelson - Dated 1899 by Capt. A.H. Nelson - Author signed ex-library volume with gilt embossing.
- Life of Abraham Lincoln, Being a Biography of His Life from His Birth to His Assassination; also a Record of His Ancestors, and a Collection of Anecdotes Attributed to Lincoln by Clifton M. Nichols - Dated 1896 by Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick - Illustrated volume, shows moderate age/wear.
- The Lost Cause; A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates by Edward A. Pollard - Dated 1866 by E. B. Treat & Co. - Numerous steel portraits. Volume shows advanced age/wear, boards and spine cover detached but present.
- The Congressional Globe: Containing the Debates and Proceedings of the Second Session of the Thirty-Eighth Congress by F. & J. Rives, F. & J. Rives, F. & J. Rives - Dated 1865 by Congressional Globe Office - Three quarter leather binding with gilt embossing. Water stain on bottom of front cover, extends approx. 30 pages into the book.
 
Lot 8154

$60

Description: This lot includes the group of books on interior design shown in the corresponding image(s). Topics within this category include history and reference. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: These books are generally in excellent condition, most in original dustjackets, some may show very light shelf wear.
 
Lot 8155

$120

Title: Dr. Karl von Spruner's Historico-Geographical Hand Atlas, from the Destruction of the Western Roman Empire by Odoacher, in the Year 476, Containing Twenty Six Coloured Maps - Twenty Two Devoted to the General History of Europe and Four to the British Isles
Author: Karl von Spruner
Publisher: Trubner and Co.
City: London
Year: 1861
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 12.75" Height: 10"
Description: This is a scarce first edition of the authorized English abridgement of von Spruner's German atlas, featuring 26 historical maps of Europe from Antiquity to the early modern era.
Condition: Antique volume bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with tattered spine cover. Front board is detached. Rear hinge is cracked. Front flyleaf, with name of previous owner and date in pencil at top, is detaching. Small portion of title page at the right hand side of midsection, measuring approximately 3.5" x 1", has been excised, removing the words "the Year 476," from title. A portion of similar dimensions has been cut from final page of text (No. XXVI, The British Isles from the Year 1485), affecting a small section of second paragraph. Lightly age-toned pages show mild foxing throughout. Colored maps are clean and bright, with occasional foxing largely confined to margins.
 
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