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Lot 2001

$60

Title: An Asylum for Fugitive Pieces in Prose and Verse, Not In Any Other Collection, with Several Pieces Never Before Published. A New Edition, Including Many Pieces Not in the Former Edition, and Several Never Before Printed
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: J. Debrett
City: London
Year: 1785-1793
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: No
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition collection of volumes 1, 2 and 4 of this work.


Antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt decorative designs to spines. Antique volumes show extensive external wear. First volume has detached front board and lacks almost entire spine cover. Hinges of remaining two volumes are weak. Antique armorial bookplate appears on each front flyleaf. Volumes have varying degrees of foxing. Page 115 of fourth volume has two-line annotation to text.

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Lot 2003

$175

Title: The Colonial Merchantman Susan Constant, 1605
Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 30 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 16 of these are still in shrink wrap.

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Lot 2004

$80

Details: Two pairs of traditional wooden snowshoes are in this lot. One pair is in a modified bear paw shape. Bearing the Abercrombie & Fitch label (from the old days, when Hemingway bought his safari jackets at A&F), they measure 26.5" x 12.5". The second pair is from another classic outfitter, L.L. Bean. Their Maine snowshoe is a traditional Huron or beavertail shape, and measures 48" x 14". Both pairs come with their original bindings.

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Condition / Notes: Both pairs are in very good condition, with no damage to either frames or rawhide webbings.

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Lot 2005

$70

Title: Candy
Author: L. M. Alexander
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
City: New York
Year: 1934
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 310 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "Candy is a vivid and moving story of negro life today on a plantation along the Savannah River in South Carolina. Into the simple, carefree lives of the colorful and varied personalities with which the old place teems, comes a visitor from Harlem, sowing the seeds of discontent by holding out glittering promises of ease and plenty in the North." (dust jacket blurb).

L. M. Alexander won Dodd Mead's $10,000 Prize for this first novel.


Condition / Notes: This is a first printing of this novel, in scarce illustrated dust jacket.

Antique volume is bound in red and white polka dot-patterned cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover panels. Book shows light white spotting to red title panel on front cover. Otherwise volume displays only light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are otherwise clean and bright. Dust jacket and endpapers illustrated by Rockwell Kent, who also contributes five b&w plates.

Dust jacket is in excellent condition.

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Lot 2006

$200

Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon - Edward Gibbon was an English historian and member of Parliament. His most important work, "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. "The Decline and Fall" is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion.
Editor: H. H. Milman
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1843-1844
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in pebbled brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show mild external wear. Firmly-bound volumes have green endpapers with floral patterns. Pages display foxing throughout. Volume one contains a frontispiece portrait of the author, volumes one to three have intact fold-out maps.

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Lot 2007

$200

Book Details: Four volumes of the remarkable Imperial Stereoscopic Anatomy series comprise this lot. Published by the Keystone View Co. in 1909, this collection of stereoscopic photographs of dissected cadavers was the state of the art method for supplementing the study of human anatomy for medical students. These four volumes concern the head and neck, focusing on the central nervous system, the internal anatomy of the face, the temporal bone and internal ear, and cranio-cerebral topography. Authors include D.J. Cunningham, David Waterston, M.H. Cryer, and Frederick E. Neres.

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Condition / Notes: The slipcases in this set show shelf and handling wear. The cards they contain are in very good condition. Please see photographs.

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Lot 2008

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "The Best of John Johnson: A Treasury of Twenty Years" (Amwell Press, 1982) signed by Anna M. Jobson, editor Steven F. Schroeder and Jim Rikhoff, President of N. S. F. L., and a special edition of "Guns of the Old West" (1995, Odysseus Editions), privately printed for the Firearms Classics Library.


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Condition / Notes: Books are in new condition.



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Lot 2009

$200

Title: The ABC of Go, The National War-Game of Japan
Author: W. A. de Havilland - Walter Augustus de Havilland was a British patent attorney by profession, spent a number of years in the Orient studying the copyright and patent laws of Japan and Korea (he even wrote a few booklets on the subject). He is best known for "The ABC of Go" (1910) a detailed and comprehensive description of the Oriental board game.


Publisher: Kelly & Walsh, Ltd.
City: Yokohama
Year: 1910
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 75 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with white and orange lettering to front cover. Pictorial design depicting board game appears on front cover. Floral designs can also be seen extending from front cover to back. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Volume has patterned endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with color diagrams representing game moves.


Book is preserved in somewhat tattered transparent plastic cover. Paper label with title is pasted to spine of this cover.

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Lot 2010

$110

Details: This antique, framed collage is composed of old cabinet cards of young men in crew teams. There are thirteen photographs in all, in a walnut frame 36" x 29.5". The photos are from Great Barrington, MA, in the Berkshire Mountains.

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Condition / Notes: This collage shows signs of its age, including white spots on two of the photos (upper left) and water stains on the backing. The gilt edge of the frame is mottled, and the walnut frame is nicked and bruised in several places.

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Lot 2011

$20

Title: Los cuentos de Jack London
Artist: Eduardo Munoz Bachs
Medium: Poster
Features: Original
Print Year: 1973
Width: 19.0" Height: 30.0"
Art Notes: This is a poster for a Czech film, showing a caricature of a bearded figure in broad hat and checkered suit. This figure appears in color the full length of poster. Title and text can be seen in upper right corner. It reads "Los cuentos de Jack London. Film chechoslovaco en colores. Direccion: Zdenok Sikovy. Con: Dusan Irodansky, Hohxmic Brumclek, Bronislav Krizan." Artist's name and date of 1973 are in lower right corner.
Condition: Poster is tightly wrapped against board. Poster shows puncture 4.5" in from left-hand edge and 11.75" from top edge. This work is otherwise displays no tears, creasing or markings.

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Lot 2012

$10

Title: The Legendary Mizners
Author: Alva Johnston - Alva Johnston was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and biographer.
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Young
City: New York
Year: 1953
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 304 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by illustrator Reginald Marsh on the front flylfeaf.

Volume is bound in quarter gray cloth, with red paper-covered boards and red lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with drawings by American artist Reginald Marsh (March 14, 1898 - July 3, 1954).

Intact dust jacket shows light soiling and small tear to upper edge of front panel. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2013

$100

Title: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon - Edward Gibbon was an English historian and member of Parliament. His most important work, "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. "The Decline and Fall" is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion.
Editor: Betty Radice
Publisher: The Folio Society
City: London
Year: 1998
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in faux vellum bindings with red and blue leather spinal labels and gilt lettering. Books are in as new condition and in boxed-sets with stamped gilt lettering.



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Lot 2014

$110

Details: This elegant, sterling silver letter opener was made by Georg Jensen of Denmark in an uncommon overlapping leaf design. It's 6-3/8" long, and is marked 136.

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Condition / Notes: Although tarnished, this letter opener is otherwise in excellent condition.

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Lot 2015

$25

Title: The Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, and the Arts. Volume XIV
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1823
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/468 plus plates
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with paper-covered boards. Book shows extensive external wear, with taping to spine and loss of material at outside corners. Paper slip with typed title is taped to spine. Front board is detaching. Text block is intact. Pages 47 to 50 (including intact fold-out table) are misbound. Lightly age-toned pages are without markings. Intact plates at rear of volume display light foxing.

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Lot 2016

$25

Title: Housing by George A. Fuller Company: Building Construction, 1882-1944
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: George A. Fuller Company
City: New York
Year: 1944
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 13" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: A pictorial record of the George A. Fuller Company's building projects in Brooklyn, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Long Beach, California and other cities in the United States.
Condition / Notes: Oblong volume is bound in gray/blue cloth, with stamped silver lettering and design to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Small dent can be seen to lower edge of rear board. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with drawings, maps and plans.

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Lot 2017

$200

Title: The Naval War of 1812 or the History of the United States Navy during the Last War with Great Britain
Author: Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901-1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1898
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxv/549 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: While at Harvard, Roosevelt began a systematic study of the role played by the nascent US Navy in the War of 1812, largely completing two chapters of a book he would publish after graduation. Helped in part by his two uncles, he did his own research using original source materials and official US Navy records. Roosevelt's carefully researched book was comparable to modern doctoral dissertations, complete with drawings of individual and combined ship maneuvers, charts depicting the differences in iron throw weights of cannon shot between American and British forces, and analyses of the differences between British and American leadership down to the ship-to-ship level. Published after Roosevelt's graduation from college, "The Naval War of 1812" was praised for its scholarship and style. This book established Roosevelt's reputation as a serious historian. One modern naval historian wrote: "Roosevelt's study of the War of 1812 influenced all subsequent scholarship on the naval aspects of the War of 1812 and continues to be reprinted. More than a classic, it remains, after 120 years, a standard study of the war."

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early edition of this landmark work, with a preface from the third edition of 1883.

Antique volume is bound in orange cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design to front cover depicting sailing vessel. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Front flyleaf is detached. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with textual drawings and plates.

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Lot 2018

$35

Title: William H. Webb: Shipbuilder
Author: Edwin L. Dunbaugh, William duBarry Thomas
Publisher: Webb Institute of Naval Architecture
City: Glen Cove, New York
Year: 1989
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/240 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are as new.

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Lot 2019

$70

Title: Friendship Valley
Author: Wolo -
Born of noble birth on July 24, 1902, in Berlin, Germany, Baron Wolff Erhardt Anton George Trutzschler von Falkenstein became known as Wolo, due to his younger sister's difficulty pronouncing his name. He was educated in Switzerland at an agricultural college. From there, he came to the U.S. in 1922 as an exchange student at the University of Wisconsin. In 1927 he moved to Los Angeles and, as a self-taught artist, established a studio on Olvera Street. (One of his customers there was ventriloquist Edgar Bergen, who paid him five dollars to draw a stupid-looking hayseed. This drawing became dummy Mortimer Snerd.) Wolo then moved to San Francisco, where he worked for many years as a caricaturist-columnist for the Chronicle. He wrote and illustrated five children's books, painted murals in the San Francisco Bay area, and was well known as a puppeteer. Wolo passed away on May 8, 1989, in San Francisco.
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
City: New York
Year: 1946
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginted
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this children's book. Author's name appears in crayon on at bottom of page opposite title page.

Volume is bound in illustrated paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material to spine. Minor loss can also be seen at outside corners. Binding is firm. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Color and b&w illustrated pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 2020

$30

Title: Heroes of the Dark Continent and How Stanley Found Emin Pasha. A Complete History of All the Great Explorations and Discoveries in Africa, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, including a Full Authentic and Thrilling Account of Stanley's Relief of Emin Pasha, Replete with Astounding Incidents, Wonderful Adventures, Mysterious Providences, Grand Achievements, and Glorious Deeds, as Represented in the Devoted Lives and Splendid Careers of Such Brilliant Characters as Henry M. Stanley, Emin Pasha, Gen. (Chinese) Gordon, and All the Other Great Travellers, Hunters and Explorers, Who, for More Than One Thousand Years, Have Made Africa a Land of Wonders by Their Heroism and Unparalleled Daring. Covering the Whole History of African Explorations and Discovery. Enlivened with Stories of Marvellous Hunts and Wonderful Adventures among Wild Animals, Ferocious Reptiles, and Curious and Savage Races of People Who Inhabit the Dark Continent
Author: J. W. Buel
Publisher: Historical Publishing Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 580 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in greenish blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Endpapers display traces of tape removal. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with color frontispiece and many textual illustrations and plates.

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Lot 2021

$70

Title: Animal Life in Africa
Author: J. Stevenson-Hamilton
Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 539 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this work, with a foreword by Theodore Roosevelt.

Volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped silver lettering. Book shows light external wear, with fading to spine. Hinges are cracked. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with photographic plates.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2022

$45

Title: Marriage and Genetics: Laws of Human Breeding and Applied Eugenics
Author: Charles A. L. Reed
Publisher: The Galton Press, Publishers
City: Cincinnati
Year: 1913
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 183 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with chipping along rear spine edge and fore edge. Covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and date (10-27-13) can be seen on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 2023

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books in fancy leather bindings shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the classic titles in this collection are "Moby Dick; or, the Whale" (The Easton Press, 1977) and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (The Easton Press, 1981).

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Condition / Notes: As with 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.

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Lot 2024

$130

Book Details: This large lot of books on nautical and naval history includes some classics, such as Alfred Thayer Mahan's "Influence of Sea Power on History." This illustrated, large-format, dust-jacketed edition is in new condition. Other books document the history of Cape Horn sailing ships, "Working Watercraft of the Western World," British colliers or coal ships, the history of navigation, the Niger River and slave mutinies, and naval documents from the American colonies in 1774-5.

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Condition / Notes: 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.


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Lot 2025

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of American education shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Harvard College Class of 1910: Thirtieth Anniversary Report. June 1940- Eighth Report" (Cosmos Press, 1940) and "Russell Sage College: The Second Quarter Century, 1941-1966" (Birkmayer, n.d., in dust jacket). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with 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.

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Lot 2026

$25

Title: Commentaries on the History and Cure of Diseases
Author: William Heberden
Publisher: Wells and Lilly
City: Boston
Year: 1818
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/418 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards. Book has heavy taping to spine. Boards display rubbing. Corners and edges show wear and minor loss. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's name can be seen in top margin of title page. Sporadic foxing appears throughout.

Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2027

$55

Details: There are two Japanese storage jars in this lot, both with lids and about 7" high and 6" in diameter. One has an open network of basketry fibers around it. Both are decorated with a grayish, off-white glaze with rural scenes boats and fishermen in blue. One has an illegible mark on the underside.

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Condition / Notes: These pots are in excellent condition with no damage.

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Lot 2028

$15

Title: Ma Cheuk (Also Called "Mah Jong," "Pung Chow" and "Ma Jung") As Played by the Chinese
Author: Edgar S. Winters
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 161 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design on front cover depicts Mahjong piece. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and darkening to spine. Binding is firm. Top right corner of flyleaf has been excised, with minor loss of text. Blank pages at front and rear of volume show annotations in pencil. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains numerous textual illustrations.


Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2029

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Banks of the Rhone from Lyons to Arles" (J. Rey, Publisher, 1922) by Gabriel Faure, with watercolors by Pierre Vignal, and "I marmi nell'arte ecclesiastica" (Ente per la Propaganda del Marmo, 1959).

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Condition / Notes: As with 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.

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Lot 2030

$50

Title: Monzert's Practical Distiller: An Executive Treatise on the Art of Distilling and Rectifying Spirituous Liquors and Alcohol, Giving Directions for Constructing and Operating the Stills and Their Appurtenances in Present Use: A New Process of Distillation Free from Fusel Oil; The Best Method for Distilling Essential Oils, Extracts, Flavorings, Etc. ; The Most Modern Appliances for the Manufacture of Vinegar; The Formation and Properties of Alcohol, with Other Valuable Information for Distillers, Compounders and Liquor Dealers, Including Tables of Percentage, Specific Gravity, Etc. A Complete Description of the French Apparatus for the Production of Pure Alcohol by Continuous Distillation and Rectification.
Author: Leonard Monzert
City: New York
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 156 oages plus 12 unnumbered pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth over beveled boards, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is cracked at front hinge. Blank preliminary page and title page are detached. Pencil annotations appear at top of front pastedown. Previous owner'sname is signed at top of front flyleaf, with small newspaper clipping entitled "Test for the Presence of Wood Alcohol" pasted to lower half of the same. Several pages display smudging. Contains full-page illustrations.

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