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Lot 3001

$225

Title: Ismailia: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt
Author: Sir Samuel W. Baker - Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRS, FRGS was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's South Sudan and Northern Uganda) between Apr. 1869 - Aug. 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mostly remembered as the discoverer of Lake Albert, as an explorer of the Nile and interior of central Africa, and for his exploits as a big game hunter in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Baker wrote a considerable number of books and published articles. He was a friend of King Edward VII, who as Prince of Wales, visited Baker with Queen Alexandra in Egypt. Other friendships were with explorers Henry Morton Stanley, Roderick Murchison, John H. Speke and James A. Grant, with the ruler of Egypt Pasha Ismail The Magnificent, Major-General Charles George Gordon and Maharaja Duleep Singh.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 542 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The bottom of the spine has pictorial design depicting flora and fauna of Central Africa; the front cover has stamped illustration of caravan of camels traveling across the desert. The book shows moderate external wear, with chipping at the head of the spine and light soiling to the covers.The binding is firm. The volume has chocolate brown endpapers. Library markings appear on the front pastedown and a blank preliminary page. No other institutional markings are apparent. The pages and plates exhibit occasional light foxing. This work is profusely illustrated, presenting numerous tissue-guarded plates and two maps, including a fold-out color map entitled "A Map of The Albert N'Yanza and the Routes of Sir Samuel White Baker, Pacha. To Illustrate Ismailia." The latter shows light foxing and two small closed tears on the left side, very marginally affecting illustration.
Lot 3002

$550

Title: The Works of Benjamin Franklin, Including the Private As Well As the Official and Scientific Correspondence. Together with the Unmutilated and Correct Version of the Autobiography
Author: Benjamin Franklin - Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."
Editor: John Bigelow, Jr. - John Bigelow, Jr. was a United States Army Lieutenant Colonel. He was the subject of many articles on military frontier life in Outing Magazine published by his brother Poultney Bigelow and with sketches drawn in the field by the then young and obscure Frederic Remington. The book Frontier Cavalryman is based on his journals and service with the Buffalo Soldiers. He received a Silver Star and a Purple Heart for his actions in Cuba. He was assigned as a superintendent of Yosemite National Park in early 1904 and retired from the Army the following September. He became a teacher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later an author of several books. He was recalled to active duty in World War I and served in Washington, District of Columbia until 1919. He retired again and died in 1936 at age 81.(Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited "Collector's Federal Edition" of the writings of Benjamin Franklin. This is copy number 78 of 1,000.

This handsome set is bound in three-quarter dark blue leather with raised bands, bright stamped gilt lettering and gilt decoration. These books, with gilt top edge and marbled endpapers, are in excellent condition. The armorial bookplate of Rodman Wanamaker is attached to the front endpapers. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces and a fold-out map.
Lot 3003

$110

Title: The Sun Also Rises
Author: Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1926
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 259 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: "The Sun Also Rises" is a 1926 novel written by American author Ernest Hemingway about a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. An early and enduring modernist novel, it received mixed reviews upon publication. Hemingway biographer Jeffrey Meyers writes that it is "recognized as Hemingway's greatest work," and Hemingway scholar Linda Wagner-Martin calls it his most important novel. The novel was published in the United States in October 1926 by the publishing house Scribner's. A year later, the London publishing house Jonathan Cape published the novel with the title of Fiesta. Since then it has been continuously in print.

Hemingway began writing the novel on his birthday (21 July) in 1925, finishing the draft manuscript barely two months later in September. After setting aside the manuscript for a short period, he worked on revisions during the winter of 1926. The basis for the novel was Hemingway's 1925 trip to Spain. The setting was unique and memorable, showing seedy cafe life in Paris, and the excitement of the Pamplona festival, with a middle section devoted to descriptions of a fishing trip in the Pyrenees. Hemingway's sparse writing style, combined with his restrained use of description to convey characterizations and action, became known as demonstrating the "Iceberg Theory."

The novel is a roman a clef; the characters are based on real people of Hemingway's circle, and the action is based on real events. In the novel, Hemingway presents his notion that the "Lost Generation", considered to have been decadent, dissolute and irretrievably damaged by World War I, was resilient and strong. Additionally, Hemingway investigates the themes of love, death, renewal in nature, and the nature of masculinity. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)





Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, with the title page matching the 1926 on the copyright page. Copyright page has the Scribner's seal, and lacks any mention of subsequent printings.

This antique volume is bound in black cloth with a printed label to the spine and front cover. The book shows external wear, with the spine cover is detached from the upper half of the front spine edge. The covers are rubbed and lightly soiled. The top/bottom of the spine display minor loss of material, as do the outside corners of the boards. The front hinge is cracked. Previous owners' names appear on the front flyleaf. The pages exhibit occasional light spotting.
Lot 3004

$55

Title: Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs
Author: Charles Darwin - Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book "On the Origin of Species," overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of species. By the 1870s the scientific community and much of the general public had accepted evolution as a fact. However, many favoured competing explanations and it was not until the emergence of the modern evolutionary synthesis from the 1930s to the 1950s that a broad consensus developed in which natural selection was the basic mechanism of evolution. In modified form, Darwin's scientific discovery is the unifying theory of the life sciences, explaining the diversity of life.
Darwin's early interest in nature led him to neglect his medical education at the University of Edinburgh; instead, he helped to investigate marine invertebrates. Studies at the University of Cambridge encouraged his passion for natural science. His five-year voyage on HMS Beagle established him as an eminent geologist whose observations and theories supported Charles Lyell's uniformitarian ideas, and publication of his journal of the voyage made him famous as a popular author.
Puzzled by the geographical distribution of wildlife and fossils he collected on the voyage, Darwin began detailed investigations and in 1838 conceived his theory of natural selection. Although he discussed his ideas with several naturalists, he needed time for extensive research and his geological work had priority. He was writing up his theory in 1858 when Alfred Russel Wallace sent him an essay which described the same idea, prompting immediate joint publication of both of their theories. Darwin's work established evolutionary descent with modification as the dominant scientific explanation of diversification in nature. In 1871 he examined human evolution and sexual selection in "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex," followed by "The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals." His research on plants was published in a series of books, and in his final book, he examined earthworms and their effect on soil.
In recognition of Darwin's pre-eminence as a scientist, he was honoured with a major ceremonial funeral and buried in Westminster Abbey, close to John Herschel and Isaac Newton. Darwin has been described as one of the most influential figures in human history. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1897
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/366 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce "authorized edition," as stated on the title page verso. This work contains the preface to the third edition, dated 1889. This is reprint of the 1889 edition without the publisher's advertisements.


This volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth. The spine has bright stamped gilt lettering. A facsimile of Darwin's signature appears in gold in the right corner of the front cover. The book is in excellent condition. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded photogravure of Charles Darwin from a photograph of a plaster cast for a medal by Wyon for the Royal Society, as well as plates, a fold-out color map at the front of volume and three well-preserved fold-out plates appear at the rear of the volume.
Lot 3005

$90

Title: Travels through France and Italy. Containing Observations on Character, Customs, Religion, Government, Police, Commerce, Arts, and Antiquities. With a Particular Description of the Town, Territory, and Climate of Nice: To Which Is Added, a Register of the Weather, Kept during a Residence of Eighteen Months in That City
Author: Tobias Smollett - Tobias George Smollett was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as "The Adventures of Roderick Random" (1748) and "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle" (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr. O. M. Brack, Jr. to correct variants.
Publisher: Printed for R. Baldwin
City: London
Year: 1766
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set is bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered red leather spine labels and ornamental designs in gold. The spines have raised bands. The books show external wear, with rubbing to the covers and narrow cracking at the front and rear spine edges. Minor loss of material is visible at the top/bottom of the spines and at the outside corners of the boards. The bindings are sound. The endpapers have darkened edges. The bookplate of Henry P. Frost appears on the front pastedowns. The half title page of the second volume has noticeable loss along the fore edgeThe pages exhibit occasional light foxing.
Lot 3006

$140

Details: This lot includes the original Japanese woodblock print shown in the corresponding image(s). This work is by Toyohara Kunichika, a Japanese woodblock print artist, whose "deep appreciation and knowledge of kabuki drama led to his production primarily of ukiyo-e actor-prints, which are woodblock prints of kabuki actors and scenes from popular plays of the time."

This work depicts figures in brightly-colored traditional Japanese dress. Both figures are huddled under a large umbrella. A small script in Japanese appears in on left-hand side. The author's name in English and the code MI - 39 are written in pencil at the bottom of the verso.

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Condition / Notes: This print, measuring approximately 9.5" x 14", shows small wormholes at the top margin. This piece is otherwise very well preserved, with no tears, markings, or creasing
Lot 3007

$70

Title: Hell House: The 25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Richard Matheson - Richard Burton Matheson was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He may be known best as the author of "I Am Legend," a 1954 horror novel that has been adapted for the screen four times, although six more of his novels or short stories have been adapted as major motion pictures: "The Shrinking Man," "Hell House," "What Dreams May Come," "Bid Time Return" (filmed as Somewhere in Time), "A Stir of Echoes" and "Button, Button." Matheson also wrote numerous television episodes of "The Twilight Zone" for Rod Serling, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Steel". He later adapted his 1971 short story "Duel" as a screenplay which was promptly directed by a young Steven Spielberg, for the television movie of the same name. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Gauntlet Publications
City: Springfield, Pennsylvania
Year: 1996
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 335 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce special limited edition signed by Richard Matheson, Dean Koontz and Richard Christian Matheson. This is copy number 243 of 600.

This volume is bound in black leather with stamped silver lettering to the spine and a facsimile of the author's signature stamped in silver at the bottom of the front cover. The book is in excellent condition. The slipcase, also in black leather, shows very light shelfwear.
Lot 3008

$175

Title: Works
Author: George Eliot - Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including "Adam Bede" (1859), "The Mill on the Floss" (1860), "Silas Marner" (1861), "Middlemarch" (1871–72), and "Daniel Deronda" (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.

She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years.

Her 1872 work, "Middlemarch," has been described as the greatest novel in the English language by Martin Amis and by Julian Barnes.
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1901
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce "Library Edition" of the works of this 19th-century British novelist.

This handsome antique set is bound in three-quarter dark blue leather with marbled sides, raised bands and stamped gilt ornamentation. The books show light shelfwear. The bindings are firm. The volumes have gilt top edge and marbled endpapers. Traces of the erasure of the name of the previous owner can be seen at the top of blank preliminaries in 5 of the volumes. The fore edge of the text blocks display light foxing. The interiors also exhibit scattered (light) foxing, which is heavier at the ends. This work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces.
Lot 3009

$175

Title: Atlas, Designed To Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens, Comprising the Following Maps or Plates. Plan, Exhibiting the Relative Magnitudes, Distances and Positions of the Different Bodies Which Compose the Solar System. The Visible Heavens in January, Febraury, and March. The Visible Heavens in October, November, and December. The Visible in April, May, and June. The Visible Heavens in July, August, and September. The Visible Heavens in the South Polar Regions for Each Month in the Year. The Visible Heavens in the North Polar Regions for Each Month in the Year. Planisphere of the Whole Heavens on Mercator's Projection
Author: Elijah H. Burritt
Publisher: Published by Huntington and Savage
City: New York
Year: 1835
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 10 leaves of plates
Width: 15.75" Height: 16.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This atlas has been rebound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows light soiling to the covers, with faint stains at the corners and edges. The binding is firm. The volume has new endpapers.The original printed wrappers are bound in. The covers and pages display loss of the bottom outside corner. The covers are lightly soiled. The bottom outside corner of the front cover is creased. The rear cover has several white spots. A previous owner's name and date of 1861 are written in the upper half of the front cover. The versos of covers are light foxed. A stain is visible at the top edge of several maps, growing larger at the end of the volume. The hand-colored celestial maps are bright and offer sharp detail. The "Plan of the Solar System" is one uncolored double plate.
Lot 3010

$325

Title: A History of Magic and Experimental Science
Author: Lynn Thorndike - Lynn Thorndike was an American historian of medieval science and alchemy.

Thorndike studied at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut (Bachelor of Arts, 1902), and then medieval history at Columbia University (Master of Arts 1903, Doctorate 1905). Thorndike's doctoral dissertation (1905) was about "The Place of Magic in the Intellectual History of Europe," which he went on to link with the historical development of experimental science.

He began teaching medieval history at Northwestern University in 1907. He moved to Western Reserve University in 1909 and stayed there until 1924. Columbia University lured him away in fall 1924 and he taught there until he retired from teaching in 1950.

After retiring from teaching, Thorndike continued to publish for an additional ten years and in 1957 received the Sarton Medal from the History of Science Society. He served as the president there in 1929 and also served as president of the American Historical Association.

Counter to Swiss historian Jacob Burckhardt who argued that the Italian Renaissance was a separate phase, Thorndike believed that most of the political, social, moral and religious phenomena which are commonly defined as Renaissance seemed to be almost equally characteristic of Italy at any time from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries.

Among his books on magic and science are: "A History of Magic and Experimental Science" (8 vol., 1923–58), spanning the period from early Christianity through early modern Europe to the end of the 17th century. In that book, he commented about the best way to find historical truth:

Some investigators of manuscripts, like certain anthropologists and archeologists, seem to think that they attain a higher degree of scholarship, if they propound some novel and improbable theory and adduce a certain amount of evidence for it. This is hardly the direct or rapid method of attaining historical truth.

Another book by Thorndike about magic and science is "Science and Thought in the Fifteenth Century" (1929). Thorndike also wrote "The History of Medieval Europe" (1917, 3d ed. 1949) and translated the medieval astronomical textbook "De sphaera mundi" of Johannes de Sacrobosco. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)



Publisher: Columbia University Press
City: New York
Year: 1958
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: Contents:
V. 1-2. The first thirteen centuries of our era.--V. 3-4. Fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.--V. 5-6. The sixteenth century.--V. 7-8. The seventeenth century.


Volumes. 3-6 were originally published as History of Science Society publications, new ser., 4.
Vols. 1-6 are reprint of original 1923-1958 ed., of which v. 1-2 were published by Macmillan, New York.
Condition / Notes: This set is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spines and a blind-stamped emblem to the front covers. The books are in excellent condition. The volumes are preserved in publisher's tissue covers.
Lot 3011

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "Children's Stories from French Fairy Tales", "Sparks from the Nursery Fire", "Storyland", and "Cat's Cradle" (1881).

"Baby Land the Babies Own Magazine" (1894), is fully illustrated, with in-text illustrations, and plates. It also has a chromolithograph frontispiece. "The Gillyflower Garden Book" has a color plate opposite every page of text.

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Condition / Notes: These books show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Color illustrations retain their vividness. "Cats Cradle has cracked hinges, and slight loss to end paper, with a hand drawn square. "Baby Land" is in excellent condition.
Lot 3012

$200

Title: Autour de la table. Album de la chasse & de la peche
Author:
Publisher: Paulin et Lechevalier
City: Paris
Year: circa 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 53 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: Humorous drawings on hunting and fishing, with contributions by such artists as Cham, Daubigny, E. Forest, J.-J. Grandville, Guerard, T. Johannot, Janet Lange, Loubon, Provost, and Valentin. This work is divided into three sections: "La chasse et les chasseurs"; Les grandes chasses; "Les petites miseres de la peche."
Condition / Notes: This antique oblong volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to the front cover. The binding is detached. The book shows external wear, with loss at the top of the spine and the lower rear edge of the spine. The endpapers display light soiling. A previous owner's stamp appears in the upper right corner of the front flyleaf. The number fifty has be written in the upper right corner of the title page. Page 29 has closed tear running from the top edge to the bottom margin, with very marginal loss to the texts. A closed tear also appears on the following leaf, with no loss to text or image. The pages exhibit a small amount of light foxing. This French-language work is illustrated with 140 woodcut caricatures and vignettes, including title-page vignette.
Lot 3013

$130

Book Details: This lot includes the antique collection of photographic views of the UP&G Railway in Colorado shown in the corresponding image(s). These photos are presented in an accordion-style foldout preserved within an encasing fashioned as an antique leather volume. This work presents 16 photos, with an explanatory text on the verso of the final panel. The foldout measures approximately 36" in length. The pastedown on the verso of the front board has title, subtitle and vignette. There are images of Georgetow, Colorado, the Far Famed Loop, Hanging Rock, Rocky Point, Mother Grundy, the High Bridge in the Loop, Green Lake and scenes showing the magnificent scenery of the Rocky Mountains.
Condition / Notes: The case, measuring approximately 3.5" x 5.25", has padded leather covers to the front and rear boards, and stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The title appears stamped in gold on the front cover. The leather covers are detaching at the spine edges, The covers display chipping with loss of material. The accordion fold-out is well preserved, with only minor creasing to some panels.
Lot 3014

$80

Title: The House with the Apricot and Two Other Tales
Author: H. E. Bates - Herbert Ernest Bates, CBE, better known as H. E. Bates, was an English writer and author. His best-known works include "Love for Lydia," "The Darling Buds of May," and "My Uncle Silas."
Publisher: Golden Cockerel Press
City: London
Year: 1933
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 59 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this title. This is copy number 295 of 300. The author's signature appears on the limitation page. This book is the seventh in the Golden Cockerel series of first editions by famous modern authors.

This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and decoratively patterned red and black paper-covered boards. The spine has stamped gilt lettering. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The uncut pages on handmade paper are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a title-page vignette and textual wood engravings by Agnes Miller-Parker. A publisher's printed card with information on this publication is laid in.
Lot 3015

$225

Details: This ephemera lot includes items consigned to us by an Upstate New York public institution. We are including the descriptions that were provided to us by the consignor. We have not verified the content of these descriptions but are confident that they are fully or reasonably reliable. The items in this lot are from the Estate of Mathew Jones and many probably are probably from the Albany, NY. These items are being sold as-is, regardless of the accuracy of the descriptions provided below. Please apply your own expertise to confirm any important details and/or email us with any questions. Here are the descriptions that were provided for the items in this lot:

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Estate of Mathew Jones--handwritten banking document dated October 12, 1803
Handwritten record of the account of Mathew Jones.
Paper in poor condition; yellowed and discolored with age, brown staining; creases from folding; tape used to mend tears.

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Handwritten bank note - undated
“Received from Mr. Matthew Jones two pound ten shillings in full for ferryage.” Signed Geo Ogden.
Paper in good condition, discolored with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten bank note dated April 2, 1786
Isaac Sullinder received money from Matthew Jones for clothing items. Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated Philadelphia, June 7, 1773
Mr. William Jones Bought of Miles Hillborn 1 Barrel Pork, $4.15, June 1773. Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated November 5, 1798
“Received from M. Mathew Jones the sum of two pound ten shillings for one years ferryage”. Signed by Geo. Ogden.
Paper in good condition, discolored with age; creases from folding; staining on back.

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Handwritten delivery note dated April 2, 1803
“Please deliver the Bearer or Mr. Jones the Horse Colt purchased at [illegible] 2 April 1803” “For John M [illegible], auctioneer”.
Paper in fair condition, very faded with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated November 29, 1784
“Received of Matthew Jones November 29th, 1784 five pounds nine shillings in full of the [illegible]…” Signed by Thomas Carrigan.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten recipe for a drink
no date or names; Calls for juniper berries, wild carrot seeds, rum
Paper in poor condition, yellowed and stained with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten purchase receipt dated Philadelphia October 23, 1762
William Jones purchased 2 ½ yards cotton velvet.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; crease from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated June 16, 1796
“Received June 16th 1796 of Matthew Jones eight pound twelve shillings and six pence in full for Tuition”. Signed [illegible].
Paper in poor condition, discolored with age; creases from folding; spotting and staining.

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Handwritten bank note dated August 2, 1760
“Received Philadelphia August 2, 1760 of William Jones the sum of one hundred pounds in part of his share of artillery horses”
“Received Philadelphia August 1760 of William Jones the sum of one hundred pounds two shillings and six pence for 27 Carrolina cattle.”
Signed by James Coultas(?)
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten note to pay dated 1787
“Please to pay Kenneth [illegible] for seventy-four days at public work [illegible]. Matt Jones, Josiah Bunting, Managers.
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten bank note dated April 2, 1761
“Received of William Jones by the hands of John [illegible] the sum of ninety seven pounds six shillings which with eleven pounds six shillings already received in [illegible] and paid by him is in full of one year rent of the Morety of Carpenter Jiland in his hands amounting to one hundred and eight pounds twelve shillings [illegible]”.
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten bank note - date illegible
“Received 10th [illegible] of Mathew Jones Esq., eight pounds 18/9 in full for my part of a lott of sheep.” Signed [illegible] Lloyd.
Paper in fair condition, discolored with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten bank note dated March 24, 1788
“Received 24th March 1788 of Matt Jones twelve shillings 28 in full for [illegible] for his house [illegible] lives in this loft in lower parts of the Town of Darley.”
Signed by John Home.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten bank note dated 1797
“Matthew Jones, 1797, [illegible] of Wayne Sheppard, 194 feet pine [illegible] - 35/L 3.7.10 Received payment.”
Signed by Wayne Sheppard.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten banking ledger page - Wharton & story
list of items bought, calculated sums.
Paper is in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape applied along edges

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Handwritten banking ledger page - 1775 Mr. Mathew Jones
list of items bought/transactions and sums.
Paper is in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape applied along edges

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Handwritten bank note dated August 8, 1775
“Received August 8th, 1775 of Matthew Jones, Collector of the 18th Provincial Tax for [illegible] Township eighty one pounds ten shillings in part of his [illegible]”.
Signed Cornelius Barnes.
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated December 1, 1790
“Received 1st December 1790 of Mr. Mathew Jones fifty four pounds in full.” Signed by [illegible].
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten bank note dated 1789
“We the referees within named report that we have examined the accounts of the within named and heard their allegations
and are of the opinion that there is a balance of one pound nineteen shillings and one penny due from Mathew Jones to Israel Elliott in full of [illegible].”
Signed by Jacob Serrill, Isaac Lloyd, and John Ash.
Below that is then written, “Received the above contents in full of all amounts to allow to the above date.” Signed by Israel Elliot.
Paper in fair condition, discolored with age; creases from folds

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Handwritten banking ledger page - White L. Slapey(?) To Jonis Clement
list of purchases and their sums.
Page in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape applied along edges and center to mend tears and creases.

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Handwritten marriage notice dated September 26, 1796
“26th Sept. 1796- Jonas Morton and May Hambleton were married before me”. No signature.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated November 3rd, 1802
“Received 11mo 3rd 1802 of Mathew Jones thirty five dollars for rent due Jonathan Tysone from Mary Morris”. Signed by John Rively.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten note
“Lawyer Campell [illegible] that you may be at my apartment as soon as convenient on the receipt of this note he is just [illegible] to [illegible].
no date or signature.
Paper is in good condition, yellowed with age; crease from folding

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Handwritten bank note dated December 20, 1785
“Received by the hands of Colon. Mathew Jones eighteen pounds owed of a debt due to the plaintiff this 20th December 1785.”
Signed by Geo. Campbell.
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape applied to top edge to reinforce.

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Handwritten note dated January 3, 1757
“Frankford, January the 3-1757
Frend William Jones, I left you to doo sum briefness be twene me and Samuel Oldman and I went my self and he would do nothing with me and I would not have you”.
Signed by [illegible] Canfield.
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten banking document dated 1762 Schuyhill point, Meadow account 1752. list of transactions.
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape used for mending tears

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Handwritten bank note dated July 5, 1759
“Received Mr. Wrangle to Franklin & Hall for the Gazette from 5 July 1759 to 5 July 1765 - 6 years at 1 pound a year - by cash, Due 1 pound”
“Received July 5th, 1765 the contents in full”. Signed By [illegible] Tillyer.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; crease from folding

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Handwritten bank note dated August 8, 1786
“Received 8th August, 1786 of Matthew Jones 3/9 - in full for road tax for my [illegible] in [illegible]”. Signed John Home.
Paper in fair condition, yellowed from age; crease from folding; tape applied along bottom has discolored the paper.

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Handwritten note dated April 24, 1784
“Neighbour, Benjamin [illegible] Mathew Jones [illegible] me last night that he would find to they house for me the sum of seven pound if he done so please to let my lad have [illegible]. April the 24th, 1784
Signed [illegible]”.
Paper in fair condition, yellowed from age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten banking document dated 1784
written across top - “Managers of the Southern District of Kingfers Medows to James Allen” list of transactions and amounts.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten bank note dated March 28, 1794
“March 28, 94, [illegible] Wiskey 28 ½ galls at Robert Jones Store Saunders”.
“Received 29th March 1794 of Matthew Jones six pounds three shillings and six pence in full for [illegible] wiskey”. Signed Jacob Stricklen.
Paper in good condition, discolored with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten bank note dated March 23, 1789
“Received March 23, 1789 of Matthew Jones four pounds four shillings & seven pence in full of all demands due from said Jones to the Estate of Christopher Elliott”.
Signed Israel Elliott
Paper in good condition, discolored with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten letter to Mathew Jones Esq. - no date
Letter asking Mathew Jones to lend the writer [illegible signature] $20 in exchange for some bushels of corn. Paper in good condition, discolored with age; crease from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated August 23, 1775
“Received August 23, 1775 of Mr. Matthew Jones, Collector of the 18.18. Provincial Tax for Kingsefoin Township forty-seven pounds eight shillings in part of his [illegible] for my [illegible] Barnes”.
Signed Cornelius Barnes
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank ledger page dated March 1791
William Jones to Samuel Bettle, 10 pounds 2 shillings 9 pence paid March 5th, 1791. List of transactions and amounts.
Paper is in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten eviction notice dated November 29, 1783
“Served this notice on William Cristee November 29th, 1783. Witness our hands this 29th of November 1783.” Signed by Joseph [illegible] and [illegible].
“Sir, You are hereby requested to take notice that you must move of my premises from a [illegible] House Barn Stable Orchard and Thirty four acres of land which you are now in possession in Moyamenling Township Philadelphia County on or before the first day of March next otherwise I shall proceed against you under the Landlord and Tennant Law of this State to regain the said possession.”
Signed by William Jones Addressed to Mr. William Cristee November 29th, 1783
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape used to mend tears.

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Handwritten bank note dated February 25, 1802
Note for tuition paid by Mr. Matthew Jones to John Gibson for M. J. Morris.
$4.25 for quills and ink.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten purchase note for cattle dated May 2, 1783
List of expenses for purchase of cattle from John Marshall by William Jones. Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten note to William Jones dated June 23, 1773
“Please to take notice that thou art on the return as Constable for Middle Ward the ensuing year. Thy attendance is therefore required at the State House on the 6th of July next at ten in the morning, being the Mayors court.”
Signed by Constable John Whinney, Henry [illegible], [illegible] Harrmon. Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; crease from folding.

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Handwritten note to William Jones dated June 17, 17[illegible]
“William Jones you are desired to attend at the State at 10 o’clock in the morning on the 5th day of July next to serve as Constable for the ensuing year.”
Signed by Constables [illegible], Moore, Henry [illegible].
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten letter from Stephen Carmleh(?)
Letter inquiring about rights to seize goods due to unpaid rent.
Paper in poor condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape applied to edges.

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Handwritten banking ledger document - no date Mathew Jones Esq. in account with Issai Lloyd List of transactions and amounts.
Paper in good condition, discolored with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated February 15, 1791
“Received February 15th, 1791 of Matthew Jones the above in full.” List of purchases and amounts.
Signed by William Hansell.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age.

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Handwritten bank note dated February 11, 1786
“Received February 11, 1786 of Matthew Jones two pounds in full of all [illegible]”. Signed by Warwick [illegible].
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank note to Matthew Jones dated June 2, 1802
Handwritten note listing purchased items and amounts.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; crease from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated April 27, 1791
“Received April 27th, 1791 of Matthew Jones an order drawn by Nathan Gibson and Benjamin Pasikall Mana given of the Meadow Ground in the Northern District in the Township of [illegible] for 87 pounds 7 shilling 6 pence to be put in trust against him, the order is dated September 2, 1789”
Signed by John Todd Junior
Paper is in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten bank note to Issac Lloyd from Mathew Jones - no date
Mathew Jones Esq. to Issac Lloyd & son payment for goods. Paper in fair condition, discolored from age; brown spotting.

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Handwritten bank note dated 1795
Payment from Matthew Jones to Thomas Parker for silver watch repair, 1 pound 7 shilling 6 pence. Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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small handwritten banking note - no date
signature illegible, list of two sums.
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age.

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Handwritten bank note dated March 12, 1772
Mr. William Jones to Ferdinand [illegible] payment of 7 shillings 6 pence. Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated August 20, 1798
“Received 20th Aug 1798 of Matthew Jones nine dollars in full for 10oz rush bottom 6 hairs.” Signed by John Foreman.
Paper in fair condition, discolored with age; brown spotting; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated August 26, 1768
“Received of Joseph Johnston and William Jones the four pounds seven shillings and 6 pence which I promise to pay to [illegible] Staats August 26th 1768”.
Signed by Abraham A. Staats
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age.

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Handwritten bank note dated July 28, 1787
“Received of Mathew Jones for John Hutchinson the sum of twenty pounds five shillings being in full of a note he gave said Hutchinson received for me.”
Signed Henry [illegible].
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank note dated April 2, 1803
“Received from M. Jones 2 April 1803 forty seven dollars in full for a colt purchased at [illegible]” For John M. Irwin, Auctioneer.
Signed William Henderson.
Paper in good condition, discolored from age; creases from folding.

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Handwritten bank not dated April 17, 1799
“Received April 17th, 1799 of [illegible] Richards one dollar and two cents for road tax for Matthew Jones Estate for 1798”. Signed by Thomas Laycock
Paper in good condition, discolored with age.

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small handwritten note dated October 27, 1794
October 27/1794 John Gooden [illegible] Josefah Crop
Paper in good condition, yellowed with age.

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Handwritten bank note dated July 17, 1798
“Received July 17th, 1798 of Mr. Joseph Durm thirty dollars.” Signed by Matthew Jones.
Paper in good condition, discolored with age.

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Handwritten letter - no date or names
Letter concerning arranging a meeting to discuss money, possibly a mortgage.
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape applied to mend a tear.

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Handwritten letter dated February 7, 1763
“Mr. William Jones please to take notis that the day of appeal for your tax and for Mr. John Knowles estats is at the cort house the 26 day of this month. Your tax is 200 pounds a 3 p pound. Mr. Knowles estate 130 pounds a 3 p pound.” Signed by John Snowden, John Rouke Collstar.
Paper is in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases.

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Handwritten banking ledger page dated Philadelphia March 1791
Mr. Mathew Jones to William Alister. List of transactions and sums.
Paper in fair condition, discolored with age; creases from folding; tape applied to mend tears

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Handwritten banking ledger page dated October 6, 1787
“Received October 6th, 1787 of Matthew Jones” List of items purchased and sums
Paper in poor condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten bank note dated June 22, 1796
list of items purchased and sums Signed by Adam [illegible]
Paper in poor condition, yellowed with age; brown discoloration along left edge

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Handwritten bank note dated May 7, 1796
“Received May 7th 1796 of Matthew Jones 2/6 in full year county tax for 1795” Signed by George Swayne
Paper in fair condition, discolored with age; creases from folding

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Handwritten bank note dated March 8, 1764
“Received of William Jones the sum of five pounds five shillings in full for the boards round the yard and garden bach of the
house as also 68-8-10 in full on account of the new barn as also five pounds eight shillings 3 in full for hinges for the new barn”
Signed by John Smith
Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape applied at bottom to mend tear

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Handwritten bank note dated July 27, 1790 - left half missing Note on July 27th, 1790, money received from Matthew Jones Signed by George Ginthese(?)
Paper in poor condition, yellowed with age; creases from folding; tape applied along edges

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Handwritten note dated 1747
Note from William [illegible] promising to repay twelve shillings to Jonathan Jones. Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age; crease from folding.

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Handwritten note dated September 1781
“Sir please to pay in. price of Lower Marion the sum of two pounds four shillings and six pence. This shall be your discharge for above sum.”
Signed by George Yoeom to John Evans
Paper in fair condition, yellowed from age; creases from folding

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small Handwritten payment note
“Gabriel Longaere Do To John Rudulph 2 pounds 7 shillings 7 pence, Thomas Pear. Paper in fair condition, yellowed with age.

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Handwritten banking ledger page dated 1781 in top left corner
“No. 3 - Middle District Continued Land money” List of dates, transactions, and sums
Paper in good condition, faded with age; creases from folding; tape applies to mend edges and tears

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Lot 3016

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, a Romaunt: And Other Poems by Lord Byron - Dated 1812 by Printed by T. Davison for John Murray, William Blackwood, and J. Ballantine and Co.; and J. Cumming - Other - see description - "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" is a lengthy narrative poem in four parts written by Lord Byron. It was published between 1812 and 1818 and is dedicated to "Ianthe". The poem describes the travels and reflections of a world-weary young man who, disillusioned with a life of pleasure and revelry, looks for distraction in foreign lands. In a wider sense, it is an expression of the melancholy and disillusionment felt by a generation weary of the wars of the post-Revolutionary and Napoleonic eras. The title comes from the term childe, a medieval title for a young man who was a candidate for knighthood. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

This is the first title of a compilation of 5 by Lord Byron. This is a scarce stated fourth edition of this classic work of English poetry.

This antique lacks its boards and has a cracked spine with heavy wear. The detaching title page displays small tears at edges and folded corners. The pages of the entire volume exhibit occasional light foxing. The fold-out at the front of the volume is intact, with creasing and small tears at the edges. The final page of this volume is detached, showing foxing and small holes.
- The Siege of Corinth. A Poem. / Parisina. A Poem by Lord Byron - Dated 1816 by Printed for John Murray - First EditionThese two poems are the final text in this compilation of works by Lord Byron.
- The Bride of Abydos. A Turkish Tale by Lord Byron - Dated 1813 by Printed by T. Davison for John MurrayThis is the fourth text in this compilation of works by Lord Byron. This is a stated third edition.
- The Giaour, a Fragment of a Turkish Tale by Lord Byron, Lord Byron - Dated 1813 by Printed by T. Davison for John Murray - Other - see descriptionThis is the third text in this compilation of works by Lord Byron. This is a stated third edition, "with considerable additions."
- Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: Canto the Third by Lord Byron - Dated 1816 by Printed for John Murray - First EditionThis is the second title in this compilation of texts by Lord Byron.
Lot 3017

$150

Title: Big Game Hunting in Central Africa
Author: William Buckley
Publisher: Cecil Palmer
City: London
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/268 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with faded gilt lettering to the spine. The front cover has a faint, superficial scratch. The book otherwise shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and photographic plates.
Lot 3018

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the Antique Illustrated Children's books shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "100 Short Stories fro Children", "Junior Days" (1914), and "Wanderings In Wonderland" edited by Herbert Hayens.

Large format books include "The Frances Tipton Hunter Picture Book", "The Land of Make-Believe", "The Good-Bye Book of Stories" and "Fables de La Fontaine" illustrated by Felix Lorioux.

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Condition / Notes: These books generally show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Vivid Illustrations are still present with little fading. Some chipping to covers or spines have occurred, but all are otherwise intact. "Tiny Tot's First Book Of All" has loss to top corner of page 13. Some books contain gift inscriptions.
Lot 3019

$150

Details: This lot consists of the early educational school chart shown in the corresponding images. The subject of the chart is "The Whale" from "Johnston's natural History Plates", by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh & London. It is Litho paper on canvas with probable date circa 1800's. Information provided by the consignor indicates that similar examples, or mention of such, are rare.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This vivid item contains cracking/ loss throughout and is about halfway detached from the rod along the bottom.
Lot 3020

$90

Title: Map of the Oklahoma and Indian Territories
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Oklahoma Bond and Trust Co.
City: Guthrie, Oklahoma
Year: circa 1901
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 4" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This small fold-out map is preserved in printed brown stiff wrappers. The front cover has detached and shows chipping at the edges. The rear cover also shows minor chipping. The color map, measuring approximately 20" x 13.75", is very well preserved. A notation in pencil appears in the upper right-hand side of the top edge. The verso of the map presents a top index listing the counties, creeks, mountains, rivers and towns of Oklahoma, and a lower index with the Indian Territory, its nations and reservations, creeks, mountains, rivers and towns. The caption in small print at the bottom edge reads "Rand, McNally & Co., Map Publishers and Engravers, Chicago, 1901."

The statement under the title on the front cover reads "Population is given according to U. S. Census of 1900."
Lot 3021

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique books shown in the corresponding images.

These titles are a uniformly bound set of "Wood's Library of Standard Medical Authors", (1881). Subject matter includes skin, joints, chemistry, fevers, and diseases of the eye and old age.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in admirable condition with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 3022

$100

Title: Medical Inquiries and Observations upon the Diseases of the Mind
Author: Benjamin Rush - Benjamin Rush was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Rush signed the Declaration of Independence and attended the Continental Congress. He served as Surgeon General in the Continental army, and was blamed for criticising George Washington. Later in life, Rush became a professor of chemistry, medical theory, and clinical practice at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rush was a leader of the American Enlightenment, and an enthusiastic supporter of the American Revolution. He signed the Declaration of Independence, and was a leader in Pennsylvania's ratification of the Constitution in 1788. He was prominent in many reforms, especially in the areas of medicine and education. He opposed slavery, advocated free public schools, and sought improved education for women and a more enlightened penal system. As a leading physician, Rush had a major impact on the emerging medical profession. As an Enlightenment intellectual, he was committed to organizing all medical knowledge around explanatory theories, rather than rely on empirical methods. Rush argued that illness was the result of imbalances in the body's physical system and was caused by malfunctions in the brain. His approach prepared the way for later medical research, but Rush himself undertook none of it. He promoted public health by advocating clean environment and stressing the importance of personal and military hygiene. His study of mental disorder made him one of the founders of American psychiatry.
Publisher: John Grigg
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1830
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 365 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated fourth edition of this landmark title.

This antique full-leather volume has a gilt-lettered black spine label and gilt ruling. The book shows external wear, with rubbing to the covers and scuffing at the edges. Some staining is visible on the rear cover. The binding is firm. A portion of the top of the front flyleaf has been excised. Pencil inscriptions can be seen on a blank preliminary page. The name James McDonald is written in pencil at the top of the title page. The pages exhibit scattered foxing.
Lot 3023

$100

Title: In Our Time: Stories
Author: Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/212 pages plus a page entitled "L'Envoi"
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second edition, the first with an introduction by noted literary critic Edmund Wilson.

This antique volume is bound in black cloth with printed paper labels to the spine and front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The label and stamp of the Washington Square Book Shop appear on the rear pastedown, with the year of 1922 written at the top of the rear pastedown. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 3024

$30

Title: Observations of the Distinguishing Symptoms of Three Different Species of Pulmonary Consumption, the Catarrah, the Apostematous, and the Tuberculous; With Some Remarks on the Remedies and Regimen Best Fitted for the Prevention, Removal, or Alleviation of Each Species. The Third Edition. To Which Is Added, an Appendix, on the Preparation and Use of Lactucarium, or Lettuce-Opium, with a Postscript, Containing Additional Observations
Author: Andrew Duncan - Andrew Duncan, the elder FRSE FRCPE FSA(Scot) was a Scottish physician and professor at Edinburgh University.
Publisher: Printed for Archd. Constable & Co. and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown
City: Edinburgh / London
Year: 1820
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxv/200/8 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The spine has stamped gilt lettering and ruling. The book shows external wear, with rubbing to the covers and narrow cracking along the front spine edge. The binding is sound. This volume has marbled endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 3025

$90

Details: This lot of Antique Photographs from a Pennsylvania Estate; shown in the corresponding image, contains many tin types, with and without frames. Some of these tintypes are hand colored to give the women rosy cheeks or golden jewelry. Many appear to be traditional posed portraits, but in one scene a child is riding a saddled bovine. An album of miniatures, presumably from the Philadelphia area appears to have a picture of each family member, including a sketch of a dog.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws. The album's spine is no longer bound, and the two frames have detached sides.
Lot 3026

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the antique S. F. Meyers catalogue & price-list shown in the corresponding image(s). This is catalogue number 38 of the manufacturing and wholesale jewelers, with offices in New York City and Paris. This illustrated work contains sections on a great variety of items, including diamond jewelry, watches, watch cases, various types of necklaces and pins, earrings and cuff buttons, rings, emblem charms, belts and buckles, spectacles, opera glasses, drawing instruments, silver plated ware, gold-head walking canes and various types of clocks. A well-preserved blank order form is laid in.


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Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped purple cloth with stamped lettering to the spine and lettering stamped in gold on the front cover. The rear cover has pictorial design depicting watch below the number 38. The front and rear covers display extensive white spotting and light soiling. The front hinge is cracked. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 3027

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique American History shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "American Portrait Gallery" (vol 2), "American Antiques and Discoveries in the West:..", by Josiah Priest (1833, with intact fold-out), "The Life of George Washington", by Edward Everett (1860), "The Life of Ulysses S. Grant, General United States Army.", by Henry C. Deming (1868), and "Handbook of the United States of America, and Guide to Emigration:...", published by Gaylord Watson (1888).
Condition / Notes: These books show age/wear including spine loss and detached boards.
Lot 3028

$35

Title: For Those Who Love Music
Author: Axel Munthe - Axel Martin Fredrik Munthe was a Swedish physician and psychiatrist, best known as the author of "The Story of San Michele," an autobiographical account of his life and work.

Axel Munthe had a multinational character and spoke several languages (Swedish, English, French, Italian fluently, and German at least passably), growing up in Sweden, attending medical school and opening his first practice in France. He was married to an English aristocrat, and spent most of his adult life in Italy. Munthe had a philanthropic nature, often treating the poor without charge, and risking his life on several occasions to offer medical help in times of war, disaster, or plague. He was a tireless advocate of animal rights, purchasing land to create a bird sanctuary near his home in Italy, advocating bans on painful traps, and keeping pets as diverse as an owl and a baboon, as well as many different types of dog. His writing is light-hearted, being primarily memoirs drawn from his real-life experiences, but often tinged with sadness or tragedy, and often using dramatic license. He primarily wrote about people and their idiosyncrasies, portraying the foibles of both the rich and the poor, but also about animals. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Privately Printed
City: Montreal
Year: 1936
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 27 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: "An odd story, "For Those Who Love Music," came from a writer of genius who first became famous as a doctor of medicine. I chose it for distributions to my friends at this happy season because there is much of the spirit of Christmas." (From author's preface to the 1936 edition).

This story was originally published in 1898 in the author's "Vagaries."
Condition / Notes: This is one of 210 copies.

This volume is bound in black paper-covered boards with red and yellow decorative designs and imitation vellum spine with black lettering. The front cover has a printed orange paper label. The book is in excellent condition. This work contains a frontispiece illustration. The well-preserved slipcase displays the same decorative pattern as the boards.
Lot 3029

$35

Title: Erewhon or Over the Range
Author: Samuel Butler - Samuel Butler was an English author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire "Erewhon" and a semi-autobiographical novel published posthumously, "The Way of All Flesh." He is also known for examining Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history and criticism. Butler also made prose translations of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" which remain in use to this day.
Publisher: Cheshire House
City: New York
Year: 1931
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxiv/361 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this utopian novel, originally published in 1872. This is copy number 50 of 1200. This edition contains an introduction by H. M. Tomlinson and illustrations by H. Charles Tomlinson.

This antique volume is bound in quarter black leather and marbled sides. The spine has stamped gilt lettering. The upper half of the spine cover is detached at the front edge. The spine also has rubbing and chipping at edges. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with bright color plates and ornamental initials.
Lot 3030

$120

Book Details: This lot contains a group of collectible, author-signed first and early printings. These books are being sold as part of a large inventory of author-signed titles which we are offering over several auctions. Please review other lots in this catalog to see additional books from this collection. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent condition with intact dust jackets. The labels on some or all spines, bearing the letter “S,” are affixed to the mylar cover, not the dust jacket itself.
Lot 3031

$45

Title: Merck's 1896 Index: An Encyclopedia for the Physician and the Pharmacist; Stating the Names and Synonyms; Source or Origin; Chemical Nature and Formulas; Physical Form, Appearance, and Properties; Melting and Boiling Points; Solubilities; Gravities and Percentage Strength; Physiological Effects; Therapeutic Uses; Modes of Administration and Application; Regular and Maximum Dosage; Incompatibles; Antidotes; Special Cautions; Hints on Keeping and Handling; Methods of Testing; Market Values, Etc., Etc. Chemicals and Drugs Used in Medicine in Chemistry, and in the Arts
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Merck & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1895
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/ 267a/ 268 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in pebbled black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine, blind-stamped title on the front cover and ornamental borders to the top and rear cover. The book shows moderate external wear. The binding is separating at the title page. The rear hinge is cracked. The pages are clean and without markings. The pages on left include advertisements, pharmaceutical information or are left blank for memoranda; text is printed on right side pages.
Lot 3032

$150

Title: History of the Kingdom of Naples, 1734-1825. With a Supplementary Chapter, 1825-1856
Author: Pietro Colletta - Pietro Colletta was a Neapolitan general and historian, entered the Neapolitan artillery in 1796 and took part in the campaign against the French in 1798.

On the entry of the French into the Kingdom of Naples and the establishment of the Parthenopaean Republic (1799), Colletta adhered to the new government. When the Bourbon king Ferdinand IV reconquered the city, Colletta was thrown into prison and only escaped the death penalty by means of judiciously administered bribes. Turned out of the army, he became a civil engineer. When the Bourbons were expelled a second time in 1806 and Joseph Bonaparte seized the throne of Naples, he was reinstated in his rank and served in the expedition against the brigands and rebels of Calabria.

In 1812, Colletta was promoted to general, and made director of roads and bridges. He served under Joachim Murat and fought the Austrians at the Battle of the Panaro in 1815. On the restoration of Ferdinand, Colletta was permitted to retain his rank in the army, and was given command of the Salerno division. At the outbreak of the revolution of 1820 the king called him to his councils, and, when the constitution had been granted, Colletta was sent to put down the separatist rising in Sicily, which he did with great severity.

He fought in the constitutionalist army against the Austrians at Rieti (March 7, 1821). On the re-establishment of autocracy, he was arrested and imprisoned for three months by order of the Prince of Canosa, the chief of police and his particular enemy. He would have been executed had not the Austrians intervened in his favour, and he was exiled instead to Brünn in Moravia. In 1823, he was permitted to settle in Florence, where he spent the rest of his days engaged on his "Storia del reame di Napoli." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Translor: Susan Horner
Publisher: T. Constable and Co.
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1858
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in rebacked full leather, with blue leather covers and brown leather spines with raised bands and ornamental gilt stamping. The sides have gilt borders. The books show moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and minor scuffing to covers. The bindings are firm. The volumes have marbled edges and endpapers. An old gift inscription appears on a blank preliminary page. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 3033

$130

Title: Discoveries in Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Peninsula of Sinai, in the Years, 1842-1845, during the Mission Sent Out by His Majesty Frederick William IV. of Prussia
Author: Richard Lepsius - Karl (or Carl) Richard Lepsius was a pioneering Prussian Egyptologist and linguist and pioneer of modern archaeology.

Editor: Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie
Publisher: Richard Bentley
City: London
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/455 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first English edition of this work.

This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and marbled sides with leather-tipped corners. The front board is detached. The bottom portion of the spine cover is detaching at the front spine edge. The covers display minor scuffing at the edges. The volume has marbled edges and endpapers. The text block is intact. The pages exhibit light foxing. This work is illustrated with a colored lithographic frontispiece, a fold-out map and a title page vignette. The map has a closed tear to the upper half measuring approximately two inches, with only very minor loss to content.
Lot 3034

$550

Details: This lot includes the antique oil industry ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Decorative Stock certificates include the Johnson Oil Company with jade borders, General Oil Company with rose colored border, and a sepia colored certificate for Atlantic Keystone Petroleum Company. Illustrated certificates include Gatlett-Davis Oil Corporation,Thayer Oil and Gas Cop. of Indiana, The Globe Crude Oil Company, and the Chicago-Texas Oil Syndicate. A Certificate for Morris Farm Oil Company dates to 1865 and bares the image of loading railway cars alongside a river.

Other items include images of oil wells and derricks in Pennsylvania, Ohio and California. These pictures are real photo postcards, chromolithographs and a stereo views. Some of the scenes depicted disasters such as fires and explosions at the wells and derricks.

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Condition / Notes: These attractive original items show some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 3035

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible estate books shown in the corresponding images.

These vintage and antique books include books on art history, politics and literature.
Some titles include "History of American Politics" by Alexander Johnston (1884), "Life Thoughts, Gathered from Extemporaneous Discourses of Henry Ward Beecher" (1859), "Letters of Junius Two Volumes in One", and "Bambi" by Felix Salten (1929), with illustrated plates.

Books related to art and photography include two German books, one of which is inscribed by the Parish Priest of Steinhausen, the church for which the book is about. There is also a Czechoslovakian book by Dr. V. J. Stanek (1956) containing photographs of birds and nature. Other titles include, Frederick Plaut "The Unguarded Moment", "Nature Through Her Eyes" (with dust jacket), "Through the Eyes of Texas", and copy of "Faulkner's Mississippi", (with dust jacket), signed by Willie Morris and the photographer William Eggleston.

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Condition / Notes: These books show well with slight age/wear indications. Dust jackets are intact, the slip cover is not.
Lot 3036

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the Native American anthropological and archeological books shown in the corresponding images.

Topics covered include myths and legends, religion, artifacts, culture, and daily life. Titles include, "The Richey Clovis Cache", "Chaco Canyon", Tribes that Slumber", Pueblos" "Navajo", and "Wisdom's Daughter". Other books include the photography book "Almost Ancestors the First Californians" and the "Ethnological Results of the Point Barrow Strait Expedition". A variety of tribes are represented.

Many of these book contain glossy pictures or illustrations, with decorative covers or dust jackets.
Condition / Notes: These attractive books show well, with slight age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 3037

$50

Details: This lot includes the collectible art and prints shown in the corresponding images.

There are three large signed pieces of art. The first item is a large piece with vivid coloring. Measuring approximately 51" x 36.25" it is a depiction of a river passing a bend in the rocks. Titled "Cliffside Glimmer" it is a limited edition print numbered 90/100 and signed, in pencil, by the artist David Thomas Kessler. The second piece is an original watercolor of buildings by water. The tall houses in pastel shades ranging from baby blue to sunshine yellow, a few sailboats tied to docks. This framed piece measuring approximately 22.75" x 27.75" contains the signature and date Pagnotto '76 on the lower right hand side. The last large painting is an original oil-on-board. It is enclosed in an ornamental wooden frame measuring approximately 33" x 17", and signed on the bottom. Curiously, this painting appears to only contain female figures.

In addition to these larger pieces, there are also a number of antique lithographs depicting mythological, historical and literary subjects including, a picture of George Washington and scenes Shakespeare's The Tempest and A Midsummer Nights Dream. There is a hand tinted, engraved botanical plate circa 1800 and Chromolithographs are also present.

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Condition / Notes: These vivid and original items show some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
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