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Lot 2301

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "An Impartial and Correct History of the War between the United States of America, and Great Britain: Comprising a Particular Detail of the Naval and Military Operations, and a Faithful Record of the Events Produced during the Contest." (John Low, 1816, "third edition, revised and corrected") and "A Description of New England; or, Observations and Discoveries in the North of America in the Year of Our Lord 1614. With the Success of Six Ships That Went the Next Year, 1615" (William Veazie, 1865) by Captain John Smith. 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. It should be noted that both "A Description of New England" and "An Impartial and Correct History of the War..." have detached front boards and loss to spine covers. The former also has loose preliminary pages.



For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 2302

$175

Title: Romance of American Petroleum and Gas
Author: uncredited author
Editor: A. R. Crum, A. S. Dungan
Publisher: Romance of American Petroleum and Gas Co. Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: "This is not a history, because it omits minutiae inseparable from a continuous record. It is just the romance of petroleum and natural gas, and some account of the human factors who have made the history of the business." (fromt the preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped pebbled black leatherette, with gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Books show light external wear. First volume is tightly bound. Binding of second volume is cracked between pages 240 and 241. Books have floral endpapers. Interiors are clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated with in-text and full-page b&w photographs. Contains many portraits of prominent oil industry figures.

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Lot 2303

$55

Details: This handsome, modern hardwood bench is a useful and versatile size. Measuring 30" x 12" x 18", the construction is skillful and sturdy. The legs feature decorative through-mortise and tenon joints. The top, inner panel of the bench is walnut, and the rest of the piece looks to be made of cherry. In place of a signature, the woodworker left a signature mark in five place on the bench (see photos).

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Condition / Notes: This piece has a few scratches and normal evidence of wear, but is generally in very good condition.

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Lot 2304

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The History of Parliamentary Taxation in England" (Moffat, Yard & Company, 1911), signed and inscribed by author Shepard Ashman Morgan, "Family Holiday: A Little Tour in a Second-Hand Car" (Putnam, 1932), signed and inscribed by author W. R. Calvert, and "York Historic-Pictorial" (Hood & Co. Ltd, The Sanbride Press, 1928) by Harold & Peter Hood.

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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 2305

$20

Title: La vapeur: sa production et son emploi avec catalogue contenant l'histoire, la description et les applications des chaudieres construites
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Cie. Babcock & Wilcox
City: New York
Year: 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first French-language edition of "Steam: Its Generation and Uses" (based on the 27th edition), with catalogue of boiler manufacturer Babcock & Wilcox.

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped lettering to spine and stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Ex-library book shows moderate external wear, with call number written in white at foot of spine. Rear hinge is cracked, with loosening board. Front hinge has been reinforced. Previous owner's name appears on front pastedown. Book has decorative endpapers. Front flyleaf has been excised. Edges of text block are tinted red. Call number in pencil can be seen on copyright page. Pages are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with in-text and full-page illustration.

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Lot 2306

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Robert C. Leslie's "Old Sea Wings, Ways and Words, in the Days of Oak and Hemp" (Chapman and Hall, Limited, 1890, rebacked) and "Merchant Ships 1943" (The Macmillan Company, 1944), edited by E. C. Talbot-Booth. 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 2307

$80

Title: Kreta: Sieg der Kuhnsten. Vom Heldenkampf der Fallschirmjager
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Karl Student
Publisher: Steirische Verlagsanstalt
City: Graz, Austria
Year: 1942
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce German-lanaguage propaganda photo album, with foreword by Hermann Goring and introductory text by Karl Student.

Volume is bound in camouflage-patterned paper-covered boards with black-lettered green cloth spine. Eagle emblem with swastika appears at center of front cover. Book shows mild external wear concentrated at extremities. Binding is cracked at title page. Profusely illustrated with captioned b&w propaganda photos of German paratroopers in action during the invasion of Crete during World War II.

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Lot 2308

$375

Title: The Works of Thomas Paine, Secretary for Foreign Affairs, to the Congress of the United States, in the Late War
Author: Thomas Paine - Thomas Paine was an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary. As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the America Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights. He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination."

Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin and he arrivied in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contributions were the powerful, widely read pamphlet "Common Sense" (1776), the all-time best-selling American book that advocated colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and "The American Crisis" (1776-83), a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series. "Common Sense" was so influential that John Adams said, "Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain."

Paine lived in France for most of the 1790s, becoming deeply involved in the French Revolution. He wrote the "Rights of Man" (1791), in part a defense of the French Revolution against its critics. His attacks on British writer Edmund Burke led to a trial and conviction in absentia in 1792 for the crime of seditious libel. In 1792, despite not speaking French, he was elected to the French National Convention. The Girondists regarded him as an ally. Consequently, the Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him as an enemy. In December 1793, he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris, then released in 1794. He became notorious because of "The Age of Reason" (1793-94), his book that advocates deism, promotes reason and freethinking, and argues against institutionalized religion in general and Christian doctrine in particular. He also wrote the pamphlet "Agrarian Justice" (1795), discussing the origins of property, and introduced the concept of a guaranteed minimum income.

In 1802, he returned to America where he died on June 8, 1809. Only six people attended his funeral as he had been ostracized for his ridicule of Christianity.
Publisher: James Carey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1797
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/391 plus 1 page of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first volume of the works of Thomas Paine.

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and cracking along spine edges. Front board is loosening. Text block is intact. Antique book plate appears on front pastedown. Pages display foxing throughout.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2309

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Bleeding Armenia: Its History and Horrors under the Curse of Islam" (Publishers' Union, 1896) by A. W. Williams, and "Cheerio:The Story of an American Medical Officer at the Fighting Front with the British Army" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1919, in soiled dust jacket), signed and inscribed by author Major Harold M. Hays. Please note that the latter has marginal water markings throughout text.


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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.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 2310

$200

Details: This antique scrapbook was kept by a student at Cornell University, class of 1918. It's full of newspaper clippings, concert, banquet, and other event programs, and a few photographs. Many items in the scrapbook reflect this student's interest in several college sports, membership in Theta Chi fraternity, Glee and Mandolin Club, and Navy ROTC. Among the photographs is a unique, personal photo of former President William Howard Taft and Cornell President Jacob Gould Schurman, accompanied by clippings describing Taft's speech at Cornell. An original etching of Cornell's iconic McGraw Tower is also part of this lot.

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Condition / Notes: This scrapbook is brittle with age and the edges of its pages are chipped. The contents are in generally good condition.


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Lot 2311

$55

Title: Dumont's Darkey Dialect Discourses: A Collection of Comic Monologs
Author: Frank Dumont - Frank Dumont was a popular American minstrel show performer and manager.
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
City: New York
Year: circa 1910
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 36 pages
Width: 5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce example of "amateur minstrel literature," with back of front cover presenting advertisement for "minstrel properties and requisites."

This antique booklet is bound in original stapled illustrated wrappers, with b&w caricatures of African-Americans on covers. Intact wrappers show light soiling and faint water markings. Title page displays noticeable smudging to bottom and fore edges. Pages are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2312

$70

Title: The Somnambulist: Photographs by Ralph Gibson
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Lustrum Press
City: New York
Year: 1970
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: Ralph Gibson (b. January 16, 1939, Los Angeles, California) is an American art photographer best known for his photographic books. His images often incorporate fragments with erotic and mysterious undertones, building narrative meaning through contextualization and surreal juxtaposition.

Ralph Gibson studied photography while in the US Navy and then at the San Francisco Art Institute. He began his professional career as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and went on to work with Robert Frank on two films. Gibson has maintained a lifelong fascination with books and book-making. Since the appearance in 1970 of "The Somnambulist," his work has been steadily impelled towards the printed page. To date he has produced over 40 monographs, his most current projects being "State of the Axe" published by Yale University Press in Fall of 2008 and "NUDE" by Taschen (2009). His photographs are included in over one hundred and fifty museum collections around the world, and have appeared in hundreds of exhibitions.

Gibson has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (1973, 1975, 1986), a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (D.A.A.D.) Exchange, Berlin (1977), a New York State Council of the Arts (C.A.P.S.) fellowship (1977), and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1985). The Rencontres d'Arles festival presented his work in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1989 and 1994. His book "Syntax" received a mention for the Rencontres d'Arles Book Award in 1983. He was decorated as an Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1986) and appointed, Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2005) by the French government.

His awards include: Leica Medal of Excellence Award (1988), "150 Years of Photography" Award, Photographic Society of Japan (1989), a Grande Medaille de la Ville d'Arles (1994) and the Lucie Award for lifetime achievement (2008).

Gibson also received an honorary doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Maryland (1991), and a second honorary doctorate from the Ohio Wesleyan University (1998).

He has worked exclusively with the Leica for almost 50 years.
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in black cloth, with silver lettering to spine and front cover. Ex-library volume shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and outside corners. Faded spine displays traces of removed label at lower portion. Binding is firm. Traces of removal of card pocket are visible on front flyleaf. The word 'discard' appears stamped on rear flyleaf. Light soiling can be seen at edges of title page. A small number of pages have light smudging/spotting to margins. Photographic plates are clean and without markings.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover with creasing to covers and tears to lower portion of fore edge of front cover.

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Lot 2313

$120

Title: Egypt and the Book of Moses, or the Books of Moses Illustrated by the Monuments of Egypt: With an Appendix
Author: E. W. Hengstenberg
Translor: R. D. C. Robbins
Publisher: Robert Carter & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1850
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 300 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine. Binding is tight. Pages display scattered foxing.

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Lot 2314

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American weaponry history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Civil War Chief of Sharpshooters, Hiram Berdan: Military Commander and Firearms Inventor" (Northwood Heritage Press, 1989), signed and inscribed by Roy M. Marcot, "The Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch: Its Contents and Accoutrements as Used by the Frontiersman, Hunter and Indian" (Madison Grant, 1977), signed and inscribed by author Madison Grant, and a first printing of "Colt Revolvers and the U. S. Navy, 1865 to 1889" (Dorrance & Company, Incorporated, 1987), signed and inscribed by author C. Kenneth Moore.

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Condition / Notes: Books are in excellent condition. Dust jackets may show light shelfwear.

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Lot 2315

$10

Title: Modelling Late Victorian Battleships
Author: Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photos, diagrams and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.

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Lot 2316

$30

Title: Hol' Up Yo' Head
Author: Herb Kruckman - New York-born painter, illustrator, cartoonist and author.
Publisher: Pitel Publishing Co.
City: New York
Year: 1936
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Author's inscription on verso of front cover reads "To Julian Harris / Herb Kruckman."

Antique volume has detached front cover. Spine cover shows minor loss of material at ends and small closed tears. Rear and front covers also display loss at edges and corners. Faint staining appears on edges. Text block is intact. Light soiling can be on title page. Small stain is visible in upper right corner, decreasing in size from title page. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

33 texts based on Bible stories, told in dialect from the perspective of the black slave, with all biblical characters, including Jesus Christ, represented as African Americans. B&W Kruckman drawings appear on facing pages.

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Lot 2317

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on philosophy and social issues shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Richard Curle's "Women: An Analytical Study" (Watts & Co., 1947), signed by the author, and a first American edition of "The Future in America: A Search after Realities" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1906) by H. G. Wells. 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 2318

$175

Title: Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler
Author: Adolf Hitler - Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP), commonly referred to as the Nazi Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler is commonly associated with the rise of fascism in Europe, World War II, and the Holocaust.

A decorated veteran of World War I, Hitler joined the German Workers' Party, precursor of the Nazi Party, in 1919, and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923 he attempted a coup d'état, known as the Beer Hall Putsch, in Munich. The failed coup resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he wrote his memoir, "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle). After his release in 1924, Hitler gained support by promoting Pan-Germanism, antisemitism, and anticommunism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. After his appointment as chancellor in 1933, he transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of Nazism. His avowed aim was to establish a New Order of absolute Nazi German hegemony in continental Europe.

Hitler's foreign and domestic policies had the goal of seizing Lebensraum ("living space") for the Germanic people. He oversaw the rearmament of Germany and the invasion of Poland by the Wehrmacht in September 1939, which led to the outbreak of World War II in Europe. Under Hitler's direction, in 1941 German forces and their European allies occupied most of Europe and North Africa. These gains were gradually reversed after 1941, and in 1945 the Allied armies defeated the German army. Hitler's supremacist and racially motivated policies resulted in the systematic murder of eleven million people, including nearly six million Jews.

In the final days of the war, during the Battle of Berlin in 1945, Hitler married his long-time mistress, Eva Braun. On 30 April 1945-less than two days later-the two committed suicide to avoid capture by the Red Army, and their corpses were burned.
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock
City: New York
Year: 1939
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxvi/993 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Mein Kampf" (English: My Struggle or My Battle) is a book by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. It combines elements of autobiography with an exposition of Hitler's political ideology. Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and Volume 2 in 1926.

While Hitler was in power (1933-1945), "Mein Kampf" came to be available in three common editions. The first, the "Volksausgabe" or People's Edition, featured the original cover on the dust jacket and was navy blue underneath with a gold swastika eagle embossed on the cover. The "Hochzeitsausgabe," or Wedding Edition, in a slipcase with the seal of the province embossed in gold onto a parchment-like cover was given free to marrying couples. In 1940, the "Tornister-Ausgabe" was released. This edition was a compact, but unabridged, version in a red cover and was released by the post office available to be sent to loved ones fighting at the front. These three editions combined both volumes into the same book.

A special edition was published in 1939 in honour of Hitler's 50th birthday. This edition was known as the "Jubiläumsausgabe," or Anniversary Issue. It came in both dark blue and bright red boards with a gold sword on the cover. This work contained both volumes one and two. It was considered a deluxe version, relative to the smaller and more common "Volksausgabe."

The book could also be purchased as a two-volume set during Hitler's reign, and was available in soft cover and hardcover. The soft cover edition contained the original cover (as pictured at the top of this article). The hardcover edition had a leather spine with cloth-covered boards. The cover and spine contained an image of three brown oak leaves.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is a scarce American printing of Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf." This is a first printing from Reynal & Hitchcock, with no additional printings listed on the copyright page.

"This is an accurate translation of a book which is likely to remain the most important political tract of our time, and which is now for the first time available in complete form to the American reader. Until now the only version of "Mein Kampf" in English has been a condensation of the complete book, published in 1933, containing less than half of the total text." (opening paragraph of introduction)

Volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with spotting to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece map and facsimiles.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2319

$20

Book Details: This assortment of collectible antique and contemporary children's and adult literature includes venerable classics, such as "The Jungle Book," "Hans Brinker," and Boy Scout stories, as well as more recent hardcover fiction. Several titles apiece by Truman Capote, Robert Coover, and Ellen Gilchrist exemplify that category; multiple copies of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and a set of Shakespeare in a delightfully small size complete the lot.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $50.00
Lot 2320

$55

Title: The Land of Eire: The Irish Land League: Its Origin, Progress and Consequences Preceded by a Concise History of the Various Movements Which Have Culminated in the Last Great Agitation. With a Descriptive and Historical Account of Ireland from the Earliest Period to the Present Day
Author: John Devoy - John Devoy was an Irish rebel leader and exile.
Publisher: Patterson & Neilson
City: New York
Year: 1882
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 220 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and elaborate decorative designs, including numerous pictorial representations on front cover. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at foot of spine.and at outside corners of boards. Staining can be seen at bottom margin of front cover. Hinges are cracked. Rear board is detaching. Front flyleaf is taped to front pastedown. Frontispiece, title page and preface are detached. Gilt-edged pages display foxing that is heavier at ends of text block. Water markings can also be seen on a number of the tissue-guarded plates.

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Lot 2321

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of John Cheever's "Bullet Park: A Novel" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1969, in dust jacket), signed by the author, and Allen Drury's "Decision" (The Franklin Library, 1983), signed by the author.


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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 2322

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Luther G. Jerstad's "Mani-Rimdu: Sherpa Dance-Drama" (University of Washington Press, 1969, in dust jacket), signed and inscribed by the author, a reprint of the 1856 "The Chinese and Their Rebellions, Viewed in Connection with Their National Philosophy, Ethcis, Legislation and Administration. To Which Is Added, an Essay on Civilization and Its Present State in the East and West" (Academic Reprints, n.d., in dust jacket, with intact fold-out frontispiece map) by Thomas Taylor Meadows, and "Concerning the Question of Tibet" (Foreign Languages Press, 1959). 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 2323

$80

Details: This black and white photographic record of a 1938 Labrador cruise consists of about large-format 92 pictures. Each measures 9.5" x 7.75", and is backed with sturdy oilcloth or canvas, all held together with a strong and permanent binding of metal rivets.

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Condition / Notes: This collection is in very good condition.

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Lot 2324

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American naval history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "The Naval Genius of George Washington" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1932) by Dudley W. Knox, and a two-volume "Letter-Books and Order-Book of George Lord Rodney, Admiral of the White Squadron, 1780-1782" (New York Historical Society, 1932), being volumes 65 & 66 of Collections of the New York Historical Society. 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 2325

$175

Details: These two linen handkerchiefs were painted by Irish Republican Army members in Belfast Prison in 1972. Both handkerchiefs are about 16.5" square. In their identical frames, they are 21" square.

The first shows a phoenix rising from flames, and reads "Provisional 4th Belfast Prison Batt." Seven names are written on the handkerchief. They are Billy McKee, Frank McArt, John Joe Magee, Martin Meehan, Gerry O'Hare, Pat Shannon, and Tomas MacDonahill. It is dated 7/10/72.

The second one is titled "Mise Eire," and depicts a hooded, mourning figure holding a sword in a graveyard, surrounded by roses. The style of painting recalls traditional Celtic art. Below it is the motto, "Honour Irelands Dead." It is signed "Brian White (Rem) Belfast Prison" and is not dated.

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Condition / Notes: The frames are nicked or chipped in several places, but these artworks are otherwise in very good condition.

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Lot 2326

$25

Title: The Mississippian Series of Eastern Kentucky: A Regional Interpretation of the Stratigraphic Relations of the Sub-Carboniferous Group Based on New and Detailed Field Examinations
Author: Charles Butts - Charles Butts was an American paleontologist.

Butts was born in 1863. In 1899 He got his bachelor's degree, following by the master's in 1900 from Alfred University. In 1901 he joined the United States Geological Survey for a position as assistant geologist, and then was promoted to paleontologist in 1909, and in 1912 became a geologist. He worked with USGS till his retirement in 1933. Starting from 1933 he was hired by the Virginia Geological Survey, for mapping of the Paleozoic formations of the Appalachian valley. He died in 1946. While being employed, he conducted a lot of geological surveys in states like Alabama, Kentucky, and Virginia.
Publisher: The Kentucky Geological Society
City: Frankfort, Kentucky
Year: 1922
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/188 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work, signed and inscribed by the author. Inscription on front pastedown reads "To Floyd and Essie Lee / with the love and best / wishes of the author / Charles Butts / (Popsie)." This book is a volume seven of series six of The Kentucky Geological Survey.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. State seal of Kentucky can be seen on front cover. Ex-library volume shows light external wear. Paper label with call number is taped at lower end of spine. Tightly-bound book has customary library markings and attachments. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Fold-out plates are well preserved. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs.

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Lot 2327

$25

Title: A Journal of Science and Arts. No. XLI
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1826
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 192 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter cloth, with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has paper labels. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and darkening along edges of boards. Hinges are cracked. Front flyleaf is detached. Armorial bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with intact (fold-out) plates at rear of volume.

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Lot 2328

$35

Title: Rhubarb
Author: H. Allen Smith - Harry Allen Wolfgang Smith was an American journalist and humorist whose books were popular in the 1940s and 1950s, selling millions of copies.
Publisher: Doubleday & Co., Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1946
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 301 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For Martha / with thanks / H. Allen Smith."

Volume is bound in green cloth, with white and red lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with drawings by Leo Hershfield.

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Lot 2329

$80

Title: A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Levi Hanford: A Soldier of the Revolution
Author: Charles I. Bushnell
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: New York
Year: 1863
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 80 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at head of spine and rubbing along its edges and at corners of boards. Binding is tight. Volume has marbled endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait and other plates.

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Lot 2330

$250

Title: Country Outing
Artist: Tibor Polya
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Features: Original
Print Year: circa 1910
Width: 25.0" Height: 29.0"
Art Notes: Depiction of spring country outing, with a gentleman and lady with parasol in foreground, dressed in clothing from circa 1830, walking over hill, with a couple behind and on either side of central figures. Lake appears in the distance, with white building, presumably church, yet further in the background.
Condition: Painting is preserved within gilt wooden frame showing light wear.

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