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Lot 2031

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively bound books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain works of poetry and children's and adult literature. Among the titles in this collection are Juliana Horatia Ewing's "Jackanapes" (E. P. Dutton & Company, 1893), Will Carleton's "Farm Ballads" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1878) and Mark Twain's "The American Claimant" (Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892). 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 2032

$35

Title: Naval Prints from the Beverley R. Robinson Collection, Volume I, 1514-1791
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Sigrid Trumpy
Publisher: Beverley R. Robinson Collection, United States Naval Academy Museum
City: Annapolis
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 419 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

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Lot 2033

$60

Title: A Complete Body of Husbandry Collected from the Practice and Experience of the Most Considerable Farmers in Britain. Particularly Setting Forth the Various Ways of Improving Land, by Hollow Ditching, Dreining, Double Plowing, Grasing, Enclosing, Watering and Manureing. With Particular Directions for Fertilising of Broom-Ground, Heath-Ground, Furze, Bushey, and Chilturn-Ground: Also the Method of Improvement, by Afforting Proper Plants to Lands, and of Shifting of Crops. To Which Is Added Several Particulars Relating to the Preservation of the Games and Stated Accounts of the Expence and Profits of Arable, Pasture; Meadow and Wood Lands
Author: Richard Bradley - Richard Bradley was an English naturalist specializing in botany.

Little is known about his childhood aside from an early interest in gardening. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1712, at the age of 24. In 1714 he visited the Netherlands where he took an interest in horticulture. Back in England, he worked at Cannons, Middlesex, the estate of James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, FRS. Bradley's employer was a wealthy man with an interest in exotic plants such as the pineapple. Bradley's responsibilities at Cannons included the hot-house and the "physic garden" (i.e. a botanical garden). He was dismissed for financial mismanagement.

In 1724 he was appointed the first Professor of Botany, Cambridge University. He indicated that he would work to establish a botanical garden in Cambridge, but died in office without the project having made any progress.

Bradley was a prolific writer. His works include "A General Treatise of Husbandry & Gardening," which was published in a monthly version, making Bradley a pioneering gardening journalist. He also wrote about cookery and was the first to publish a pineapple recipe in English.
Publisher: James Woodman and David Lyon
City: London
Year: 1727
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/372 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered labels. Front board is detached. Boards show rubbing. Spine is cracked. Outside corners display minor loss of material. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 2 of 4 fold-out plates. Plates are intact.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2034

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on cooking and domestic pursuits shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are William Jago's "The Technology of Bread-Making including the Chemistry and Analytical and Practical Testing of Wheat, Flour and Other Materials Employed in Bread-Making and Confectionary" (Baker's Helper Company, n.d., ex-library with taping) and "The Orange Judd Cook Book: A Practical Collection of Tested Recipes for Practical Housekeepers" (Orange Judd Company, 1914) by Adeline O. Goessling. 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 2035

$40

Title: The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is To Come
Author: John Bunyan - John Bunyan was an English Christian writer and preacher, who is well known for his book "The Pilgrim's Progress." Though he became a non-conformist and member of an Independent church, and although he has been described both as a Baptist and as a Congregationalist, he himself preferred to be described simply as a Christian. He is remembered in the Church of England with a Lesser Festival on August 30, and on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (US) on August 29. Some other Churches of the Anglican Communion, such as the Anglican Church of Australia, honour him on the day of his death (August 31) together with St Aidan of Lindisfarne.
Publisher: John C Nimmo
City: London
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/379 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Book shows external wear, with chipping and minor loss at ends of spine. Both hinges have been reinforced. Front hinge is nevertheless cracked. Front flyleaf displays tears at edges. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece and tissue-guarded plates by William Strang.

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Lot 2036

$100

Title: Baby Bear
Author: Hamilton Williamson
Publisher: Doubleday
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 7.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work of children's literature, signed by illustrators Berta and Elmer Hader. Signatures appear on preliminary page bearing phrase "This book belongs to...", together with what appear to be original drawings offering portraits (of illustrators?).


Antique volume is bound in printed & illustrated green paper covers. Book lacks spine cover. Covers show light soiling, with minor loss of material along edges and at corners. Back cover has separated from binding. Pictorial endpapers are clean and without markings. Occasional light foxing is visible at margins. Illustrated with full-page b&w and color drawings.

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Lot 2037

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Fenner's Pocket Atlas Classical by uncredited author - Dated 1828 by Robert JenningsAntique volume is bound in quarter leather, with gilt lettering to spine and marbled paper-covered boards. Book shows wear and minor loss of material to spine cover and at outside corners. Covers display rubbing. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's name and date of Oct. 1857 can be seen on front pastedown. Versos of maps have light foxing.
- Fenner's Pocket Atlas of Modern & Ancient Geography: The First Series Shewing the Different States of Europe, Asia, Africa & America, Divided according to the General Treaty of Peace, by Congresss in 1815 & Exhibiting Parry, Ross & Franklin's Discoveries to the Present Period: The Second Series or Classical To Illustrate Ancient History. Every Map Is Engraved from Original Drawings, with a Plate of the Heights of Mountains & the Lengths of Rivers by uncredited author, uncredited author - Dated circa 1830 by Robert JenningsAntique volume lacks spine cover. Boards are detached. Binding is separated at several points. Previous owner's name and date of Oct. 1857 can be seen on rear pastedown. Interior shows few instances of light foxing and very occasional pencil marginalia. Well-preserved maps with outline coloring are clean and bright.


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Lot 2038

$150

Details: This Revolutionary War-era seventy dollar bill is dated 14th January, 1779, and is signed. Printed in two colors by Hall and Sellers, it measures 3-5/8" x 2-3/4".

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Condition / Notes: This note is legible although somewhat faded, and in relatively good condition for its age.

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Lot 2039

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on hunting and fishing shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John Alden Knight's "The Modern Angler: Including the Solunar Theory" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941, in dust jacket) and a two-volume set containing bulletins1 to 85 of the Sport Fishing Institute (ex-library volumes with stamping). 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 2040

$225

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on U. S. history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Joseph Fort Newton's "Lincoln and Herndon" (The Torch Press, 1910) and J. H. Beadle's "Western Wilds, and the Men Who Redeem Them" (Jones Brothers & Company, 1881).

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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 2041

$60

Title: Magner's Standard Horse and Stock Book: A Complete Pictorial Encyclopedia of Practical Reference for Horse and Stock Owners, Comprising All Secrets of Taming, Controlling, and Educating Unbroken and Vicious Horses, with the Details of Breaking Up All Habits to Which Horses Are Subject; Their Abuses, Diseases, and Remedies.
Author: D. Magner
Publisher: The Saalfield Publishing Co.
City: Aaron, Ohio
Year: 1903
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1181 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pebbled brown cloth, with stamped black and gilt lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and creasing to upper outside corner of front cover. Binding is detaching at front hinge. Frontispiece portrait of author is torn in two parts. Lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated, with textual and (tinted) full-page illustrations.

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Lot 2042

$15

Title: Comtoir Lexicon in neun Sprachen fur Handelsleute, Rechtsgelehrte und sonstige Geschaftsmanner
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Philipp Andreas Nemnich - Philipp Andreas Nemnich was a German encyclopaedist, lexicographer and travel writer


Nemnich was born at Dillenburg in Nassau, Germany on 3 January 1764. He became a Licentiate in Law (I.U.L. or J.U.L. = Juris Utriusque Licentiatus) at the University of Giessen in 1786 and shortly afterwards took up residence in Hamburg where he remained for the rest of his life. He was a prolific writer in the contemporary press, but is best remembered for a number of encyclopaedic dictionaries and travel reports which he wrote and published over the following thirty years.
The first of these was his "Allgemeines Polyglotten-Lexicon der Natur-Geschichte" ("Universal polyglot dictionary of natural history"). It takes the form of a list of German terms in all branches of natural history with their corresponding terms in eight other European languages. It was published in parts, comprising in all about 2,400 pages, between 1793 and 1798. With the exception of the first part, all were published by Nemnich himself, a practice that he was frequently to adopt with subsequent publications. This was followed by a commercial dictionary in twelve languages, the "Waaren-Lexicon" ("Dictionary of Wares") of 1797-1802. In parallel with the German edition an English version (for which subscriptions were solicited in the press in 1796[1]) was also prepared for the British market and published in December 1798.
In 1799 Nemnich undertook the first of his two visits to Britain during both of which he was particularly concerned with its trade and industries. His original object had been to collect material for a series of articles in the Allgemeine Zeitung, the newspaper that had been started the previous year by the Tübingen printer and publisher, Johann Friedrich Cotta. As it turned out, however, his visit provided him with enough material for a book of over 500 pages. It was published by Cotta in 1800 as "Beschreibung einer im Sommer 1799 von Hamburg nach u. durch England geschehenen Reise" ("Description of a journey made in the summer of 1799 from Hamburg to and through England").
Two further polyglot dictionaries followed, the "Lexicon nosologicum polyglotton omnium morborum … ," a medical dictionary in ten languages, published by Nemnich himself in 1801, and the "Comtoir-Lexicon in Neun Sprachen" of 1803. Again, an English version of the latter was prepared; it was printed in Hamburg and published in 1803 as "Counting house lexicon in nine languages."
Nemnich paid a second visit to Britain in 1805-06. He was better prepared this time with 1,200 letters of introduction and had publicly invited the submission of questions on matters which could usefully be investigated. This visit resulted in his "Neueste Reise durch England, Schottland, und Ireland, hauptsächlich in Bezug auf Produkte, Fabriken, und Handlung" ("Recent journeys through England Scotland and Ireland, especially in connection with products, works and commerce"). Despite the title of the book, Nemnich also took in Wales where he was obviously fascinated by the Welsh language. Like the earlier account of his British travels, this too was published by Cotta in 1807.
In 1808 he made the first of several similar journeys during the course of which he investigated the industries of the Netherlands, France, Italy and Switzerland. His findings appeared in a series of eight volumes as "Tagebuch einer der Kultur und Industrie gewidmeten Reise" ("Diary of a journey devoted to culture and industry") with publication by Cotta spread over the years 1809-11.
Nemnich continued to produce several more dictionaries including his "Britische Waaren-Encyklopädie" which also appeared in an English version as "Encyclopaedia of Merchandise : Comprising All the Exports and Imports of Great-Britain, Her Colonies and America," both published by Nemnich himself in Hamburg in 1815. This was followed by a "German-English/English-German dictionary of commercial correspondence", "Universal-Lexicon der Englischen und Deutschen Handlungs-Correspondenz", which also appeared in both German and English versions and was published in 1816. In 1820 a new edition of his "Waaren-Lexicon" appeared, the "Neues Waaren-Lexicon in zwölf Sprachen."
In 1819 Nemnich was appointed to a post in Hamburg as censor of literature intended for children and women and this seems to have brought an end to his prolific writing career. He is known to have produced only one further work which was a translation published in 1820 of Sir John Ross's "Voyage of discovery ... in H.M.S. Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage" (originally published, London, 1819). He died in Hamburg in 1822.
Nemnich was a compulsive observer and collector of facts but he lacked depth and originality and the ability to analyse his facts. His visits to Britain and other European countries reveal him in this light rather than as an industrial spy or as a political economist. He was obviously a natural linguist, a gift which he put to good use in his various polyglot dictionaries.

Publisher: Self-published
City: Hamburg
Year: 1803
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/768 pages plus 1 page of errata
Width: 5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume shows taping to spine and adjacent portions of boards. Boards display edgewear, with minor loss at corners. Binding is cracked is front hinge and between 750 and 751 pages. Annotation in pencil appears on front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages have very occasional annotation to text.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2043

$150

Title: Happy Story Land: A Volume of Stories and Verses
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Ernest Nister / E. P. Dutton & Co.
City: London / New York
Year: circa 1914
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 7.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce work of children's literature published by Ernest Nister and numbered 3221. Contains contributions by Olive Molesworth, M. A. Hoyer, E. Nesbit, F. E. Weatherly et al.


Antique volume is bound in illustrated paper-covered boards with gray cloth backstrip. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers and minor loss of material at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Endpapers display light smudging. Previous owner's inscription in pencil appears on blank preliminary page. Pages are clean and without markings, with bright full-page color & b&w illustrations, as well as a number of textual illustrations.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2044

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are several author-signed publications including "Return with Honor" (Doubleday, 1995, dust jacket) by Captain Scott O'Grady, and "The Amazing Benjamin Franklin" (Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1929), inscribed by contributor Russell Duane. Also present is a limited edtion of "Kirk Douglas Writes to Gary Cooper: A Letter - May 4, 1961" (Santa Teresa Press, 1992)


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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 2045

$35

Title: Monastic and Baronial Remains, with Other Interesting Fragments of Antiquity, in England, Wales, and Scotland
Author: G. J. Parkyns
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
City: London
Year: 1816
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 119 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first volume of a two-volume set devoted to monastic and manorial ruins of England, Wales and Scotland.

Antique volume is bound in half leather, with blue cloth-covered boards. Book shows extensive external wear, with loss of nearly entire spine cover, detached rear board and nearly detached front board and upper spine cover. Wear and minor loss can be seen at outside corners. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 51 plates.

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Lot 2046

$30

Title: Dictionnaire de la ceramique: faiences - gres - poteries
Author: Edouard Garnier
Publisher: Librairie de l'Art
City: Paris
Year: 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: lxiii/258 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled-paper covered boards and gilt lettering to spine. Book has been professionally rebacked. Wear and minor loss of material can be seen along edges and at outside corners of boards. Hinges have tape reinforcement. Volume possesses marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Previous owner's name and date of 1900 are visible on blank preliminary page. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Contains in-text illustrations and bright color plates with captioned tissues.

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Lot 2047

$35

Title: Bound for Blue Water: Contemporary American Marine Art
Author: J. Russell Jinishian
Publisher: The Greenwich Workshop Press
City: Seymour, Connecticut
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages
Width: 14.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are as new. Preserved in cardboard box.

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Lot 2048

$40

Details: This lot includes the large antique wall map shown in the corresponding image. This map is entitled, "Gillette's Map of Madison County, New York, from Actual Surveys under the Direction of J. H. French," and is dated 1859 by publisher Jno. E. French of Syracuse. This map measures approximately 63" by 60", and is attached to wooden top and bottom dowels The map features color highlighting of borders and inset tables, lithographs of engravings of landmarks and buildings, and maps of towns including DeRuyter, West Eaton, Lebanon, East Hamilton, Earlville, Eaton, Solsville, Poolville, Quality Hill, North Brookfield, Hubbard's Ville, Oneida Valley, South Brookfield, Chittenango, Canastota, Oneida, Hamilton, Morrisville, Cazenovia, Wamp'sville, Leonard's Ville, Clarksville, Stockbridge, Peterboro, Madison Village, Siloam, Bouckville, Bridgeport, Merrill's Ville, Bennet's Corners, Nelson Flats, Lakeport, Munnsville, Clockville, Perryville, New Woodstock, Erieville, Pierceville, Pratt's Hollow and Georgetown. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This map shows well with fine patina, border coloring and some age/wear including some scattered marks and overall darkening, the side edges are intact with the piping still attached, the bottom dowel is lacking and there are some more advanced age indications along the bottom portion including fraying, flaking, etc..

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Lot 2049

$90

Title: Seldom and Golden Cheese
Author: Joseph Schrank
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
City: New York
Year: 1933
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "The central theme of a bit of gold growing to mountainous proportions and destroying its owners is developed with a fairy-tale sense of wonder and dramatic irony. Satirizations of the old stock characters are done with a subtle and penetrating humor. The many-headed Dragon becomes a tired, anxious individual only too glad to be rid of his rather ill-tempered Princess, who refuses to give up her unique position in literature by allowing herself to be rescued. Kings, Witches, Magicians, Merchants, Evil Spirits and Good, are portrayed with their all-too human failings." (dust jacket text)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design depicting giant holding young person in his hand appears in lower right corner of front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Contains a color frontispiece, b&w full-page plates and in-text illustrations by Swedish-American illustrator Gustaf Adolf Tenggren (1896-1970), chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company in the late 1930s, known for his Arthur Rackham-influenced fairy-tale style and use of silhouetted figures with caricatured faces..

Pictorial dust jacket has tear along front spine edge and small holes to mid-section of spine panel. Minor loss of material also appears at lower right corner of front panel.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2050

$60

Title: Thorium Production Technology
Author: F. L. Cuthbert
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
City: Reading, Massachusetts
Year: 1958
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/303 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: "The first and second chapters contain background information on uses, physical and chemical properties of thorium metal and compounds. The third chapter is concerned with thorium-bearing ores and their concentration. Succeeding chapters describe the various steps for extracting and purifying the ore, and reducing it to the metal, and methods for casting and fabricating the metal. Other chapters deal with the health and safety aspects of thorium production and with the chemical and physical methods of testing thorium." (author's preface)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of a source book prepared under contract with the United States Atomic Energy Commission.

Volume is bound in gray cloth, with gilt-lettered red spine panels. Previous owner's name appears at top margin of front flyleaf. Book is otherwise without marking and in excellent condition. Illustrated with b&w photos and tables.

Intact dust jacket shows shelfwear. Foxing can be seen on verso of jacket.

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Lot 2051

$90

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop Deck
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 554 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

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Lot 2052

$20

Title: Dumbo: The Flying Elephant
Author: Harold Pearl, Helen Aberson
Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company
City: Racine, Wisconsin
Year: 1941
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique booklet is in original stapled illustrated wrappers. Intact covers show soiling. Tearing can be seen along most of spine. Text block is intact. Illustrations display occasional coloring, done neatly and confined to small areas of overall illustration. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 2053

$120

Book Details: This collection of books on nautical history and exploration includes works on ships famous for their battles and other exploits; different types of ships, such as training ships, prison ships, Polynesian boats and canoes, and the last legal slave ship to leave England in 1808. Also included are a couple of volumes of naval terms and quotations.

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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 2054

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on sculpture shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Murray Marlowe: Sculptures, 1961-1975" (Aldrich Publications, Inc., n.d.), signed by Murray Marlowe, and a first edition of "Embrace of Life: The Sculpture of Gustav Vigeland" (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1968, in dust jacket), with text by Nathan Cabot Hale and photographs by David Finn.

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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 2055

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Gilles Rieu: Devoir de memoire" (Grafinter, 1999), signed and inscribed by the artist, and a four-volume "Geschichte der deutschen Kunst" (Walter De Gruyter, 1930-1931) by Georg Dehio. 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 2056

$90

Title: Propaganda Technique in the World War
Author: Harold D. Lasswell - Harold Dwight Lasswell was a leading American political scientist and communications theorist. He was a member of the Chicago school of sociology and was a professor at Yale University in law. He was a President of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS). According to a biographical memorial written by Gabriel Almond at the time of Lasswell's death and published by the National Academies of Sciences in 1987, Lasswell "ranked among the half dozen creative innovators in the social sciences in the twentieth century." At the time, Almond asserted that "few would question that he was the most original and productive political scientist of his time." Areas of research in which Lasswell worked included the importance of personality, social structure, and culture in the explanation of political phenomena. He was noted to be ahead of his time in employing a variety of methodological approaches that later became standards across a variety of intellectual traditions including interviewing techniques, content analysis, para-experimental techniques, and statistical measurement.


Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 233 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: Chapters on "propaganda organization," "war guilt and war aims," "satanism," "the illustion of victory" and "conditions and methods of propaganda," among others.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce presentation copy of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Jan. 15, 1928 / A gift of the author."

Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and decorative design to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and address can be seen in top margin of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover

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Lot 2057

$40

Title: Violations of the Child Marilyn Monroe
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Bridgehead Books
City: New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 159 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Though concerned bodily with out-rages wantonly perpetrated on the future Queen of Hollywood between her 6th and 11th years, this book throws a far-reaching light over the movie-star's whole life, and over the lives of several people of importance whose lower case names become capitalized for a bigger world than they knew of." (from dust jacket blurb)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this most uncommon book on the Hollywood star, with authorship attributed to "Her Psychiatrist-Friend."

Volume is bound in black cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Contains photographic endpapers showing Marilyn Monroe and 15 full-page drawings by Veno.

Dust jacket shows shelfwear, with (closed} tears and light soiling.

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Lot 2058

$70

Details: Whether this antique cabinet was originally used as a shaving stand or lingerie chest is unknown, but its uncommon size and dimensions make it a useful storage piece. Made of solid wood (possibly maple) stained to look like cherry, this piece stands 48" tall, is 20" wide, and 13.5" deep. The drawers feature an unusual, rounded form of box or finger joints strengthened with pegs (see photo). Manufactured by the Williamsport Furniture Co. of Williamsport, PA, this item probably dates from the early years of the 20th century. Note that the knob on the cabinet door is not original.

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Condition / Notes: This cabinet chest of drawers is in good, sturdy condition, with a few small, shallow nicks on the corners and minor staining on the top surface. Please see photos.

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Lot 2059

$120

Title: Twice-Told Tales
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne - Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne) was an American novelist and short story writer.

He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled "Fanshawe," in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as "Twice-Told Tales." The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody. He worked at a Custom House and joined Brook Farm, a transcendentalist community, before marrying Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord. "The Scarlet Letter" was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before their return to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, and was survived by his wife and their three children.

Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce.
Publisher: James Munroe and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1845
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 331 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering and ornamental design to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is detached at front hinge. Text block is intact. Pages display foxing throughout.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2060

$325

Details: The outer diameter of this vintage Chelsea Ship's Bell or navy clock is 7-1/8" with a brushed metal face.

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Condition / Notes: There is no key for it, so it is not known if it is in working order. This clock is in excellent condition with light age wear and a fine patina.

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