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Lot 2061

$35

Title: Walden or Life in the Woods
Author: Henry David Thoreau - Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time he advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

He was a lifelong abolitionist, delivering lectures that attacked the Fugitive Slave Law while praising the writings of Wendell Phillips and defending abolitionist John Brown. Thoreau's philosophy of civil disobedience influenced the political thoughts and actions of such later figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Publisher: The Lakeside Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/355 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this classic title. This is one of 1,000 copies.

Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed decorated blue paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and along edges of boards. Minor loss is visible at outside corners. Binding is firm. Partially uncut pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with vignettes and full-page illustrations by Rudolph Ruzicka.

Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover.



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 2062

$60

Title: Las pinturas murales romanicas de Cataluna
Author: Jose Guidol Ricart, Jose Pijoan
Publisher: Editorial Alpha
City: Barcelona
Year: 1948
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 175 pages plus 120 plates
Width: 10.5" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this scholarly study of the mural paintings of Catalonia. This is number 266 of 475 and volume number IV of the series Monumenta Cataloniae.

Antique volume is bound in gray cloth, with stamped lettering to spine and front cloth. Book shows external wear, mild rubbing and light soiling to covers. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with b&w and color plates.

Volume is partially covered by transparent plastic.

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 2063

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Howard Fast books signed by the author shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this collection are "The American: A Middle Western Legend" (Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946), "The Children" (Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1947), "Silas Timberman" (Blue Heron Press, Inc., 1954), "Conceived in Liberty: A Novel of Valley Forge" (Simon and Schuster, 1939) and "The Proud and the Free" (Little, Brown and Company, 1950). All these books are first printings.


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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: $8.50
Lot 2064

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively-bound antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "everlasting Love: A Selection of Poems" (E. P. Dutton & Co., n.d.) by Cecilia Havergal and J. Denham Smith, and a two-volume set of "The Cloister and the Hearth: A Tale of the Middle Ages" (De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., n.d.) by Charles Reade.


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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 2065

$40

Title: Drago Trsar
Author: Zoran Krzisnik
Publisher: Drzavna Zalozba Slovenije
City: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Year: 1975
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this monograph on Slovenian sculptor Drago Trsar, signed and inscribed by the artist. Inscription appears on title page.


Volume is bound in blind-stamped orange cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine. Book shows very light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with full- and double-page illustrations of the artist's sculptural works.

Intact dust jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2066

$90

Title: A Treatise on Money
Author: John Maynard Keynes - John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes of Tilton in the County of Sussex CB, FBA was a British economist whose ideas have profoundly affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, and informed the economic policies of governments. He built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles, and is widely considered to be one of the founders of modern macroeconomics and the most influential economist of the 20th century. His ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics, as well as its various offshoots.

In the 1930s, Keynes spearheaded a revolution in economic thinking, overturning the older ideas of neoclassical economics that held that free markets would, in the short to medium term, automatically provide full employment, as long as workers were flexible in their wage demands. Keynes instead argued that aggregate demand determined the overall level of economic activity, and that inadequate aggregate demand could lead to prolonged periods of high unemployment. He advocated the use of fiscal and monetary measures to mitigate the adverse effects of economic recessions and depressions. Following the outbreak of World War II, Keynes's ideas concerning economic policy were adopted by leading Western economies. During the 1950s and 1960s, the success of Keynesian economics resulted in almost all capitalist governments adopting its policy recommendations.

Keynes's influence waned in the 1970s, partly as a result of problems that began to afflict the Anglo-American economies from the start of the decade, and partly because of critiques from Milton Friedman and other economists who were pessimistic about the ability of governments to regulate the business cycle with fiscal policy. However, the advent of the global financial crisis in 2007 caused a resurgence in Keynesian thought. Keynesian economics provided the theoretical underpinning for economic policies undertaken in response to the crisis by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama of the United States, Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom, and other heads of governments.

In 1999, Time magazine included Keynes in their list of the 100 most important and influential people of the 20th century, commenting that: "His radical idea that governments should spend money they don't have may have saved capitalism." In addition to being an economist, Keynes was also a civil servant, a director of the British Eugenics Society, a director of the Bank of England, a patron of the arts and an art collector, a part of the Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals, an advisor to several charitable trusts, a writer, a philosopher, a private investor, and a farmer.
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
City: New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/363 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "A Treatise on Money" is a work on economics by English economist John Maynard Keynes. In the Treatise Keynes drew a distinction between savings and investment, arguing that where saving exceeded investment, recession would occur. Thus, Keynes reasoned that during a depression the best course of action would be to promote spending and to discourage saving.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of "The Pure Theory of Money," the first volume of "A Treatise on Money."

Antique volume is bound in light brown cloth, with stamped lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear, with fading to spine. Hinges are cracked. Lightly age-toned 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 2067

$40

Title: Rolls of the Soldiers in the Revolutionary War, 1775 to 1783
Author: uncredited author
Editor: John E. Goodrich
Publisher: The Tuttle Company
City: Rutland, Vermont
Year: 1904
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 927 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear, minor loss of material is visible at foot of spine. Front cover is detaching. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's bookplate appear on front pastedown. Lightly age-toned 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: $7.50
Lot 2068

$200

Details: This lot of sports and athletic ephemera includes baseball, football, and track-related material dating from the 1920s through the early 1950s.

Baseball items include a framed, signed 1956 color photo of Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller; 1949 and 1951 schedules for baseball's American and National Leagues; and schedules, rosters, and a newsletter about the Philadelphia Athletics.

Football items include a program with terrific graphics from the Princeton vs. Yale game of 1933, and tickets from the Princeton vs. Navy, Columbia, and Pennsylvania games of the early '30s.

Track items include Princeton tickets and a special press ticket from the University of Pennsylvania. A 1928-9 student's ticket from Phillips Andover Academy completes the lot.

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Condition / Notes: Generally, these paper items are in very good condition. Note that the Yale vs. Princeton program as a bite out of the upper right-hand corner.

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: $8.50
Lot 2069

$45

Title: The Women of New York or Social Life in the Great City
Author: George Ellington
Publisher: The New York Book Company
City: New York
Year: 1870
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 650 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to covers. Hinges are cracked. Rear board is detaching. Pages display foxing throughout. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and numerous plates.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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 2070

$40

Title: Historical Review of the Administration of Mr. Necker. Written by Himself
Author: Jacques Necker - Jacques Necker was a French statesman of Swiss birth and finance minister of Louis XVI, a post he held in the lead-up to the French Revolution in 1789.
Publisher: G. G. J. and J. Robinson
City: London
Year: 1791
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 423 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in green cloth, with gilt lettering. Library binding shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Previous owner's names appear at top margin of title page. Scattered light foxing, with final two pages displaying heavier foxing.

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 2071

$35

Title: Philippe Halsman's Jump Book
Author: Philippe Halsman - Philippe Halsman was a Latvian-born American portrait photographer.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1959
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 54 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: Halsman commented, "When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears." The photographer developed a philosophy of jump photography, which he called jumpology. He published "Philippe Halsman's Jump Book" in 1959, which contained a tongue-in-cheek discussion of jumpology and 178 photographs of celebrity jumpers.

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in quarter orange cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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 2072

$10

Title: Primitivism in Modern Painting
Author: Robert J. Goldwater - Robert Goldwater was an art historian, African arts scholar and the first director of the Museum of Primitive Art, New York, from 1957 to 1973. He was married to the French-born American artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/210 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows soiling along fore edge of front cover. Firmly-bound volume has clean and bright interior. Illustrated with b&w plates.

Intact dust jacket displays small tears and water markings at lower flap edges. Head of verso of spine cover is taped.

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: $6.50
Lot 2073

$10

Title: The Life and Public Services of Dr. Lewis F. Linn, for Ten Years a Senator of the United States from the State of Missouri
Author: E. A. Linn, N. Sargent
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 441 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. Book shows mild external wear, with chipping at ends and along edges of spine, and rubbing to covers. Binding is sound. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Lewis F. Linn. Frontispiece displays heavy foxing.

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 2074

$30

Title: Some Basic Problems of the Mathematical Theory of Elasticity: Fundamental Equations, Plane Theory of Elasticity, Torsion and Bending
Author: N. I. Muskhelishvili - Nikoloz (Niko) Muskhelishvili was a Soviet Georgian mathematician who was one of the founders and first President (1941-1972) of the Georgian SSR Academy of Sciences (now Georgian Academy of Sciences) (then ), Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (1934), Professor (1922). He is often referred by the Russian version of his name, Nikolay Ivanovich Muskhelisvili.

Muskhelishvili was author of outstanding scientific works in the fields of singular integral equations, mathematical physics, theory of elasticity.
Translor: J. R. M. Radok
Publisher: P. Noordhoff Ltd.
City: Groningen, The Netherlands
Year: 1953
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxi/704 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in blind-stamped red leatherette, with gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition.

Dust jacket shows numerous tears to top and bottom edges.

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 2075

$15

Title: An Abridgment of the Laws of Pennsylvania, from the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred, to the Second Day of April, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Eleven. With References to Reports of Judicial Decisions in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Author: John Purdon
Publisher: Farrand, Hopkins, Zantzinger, and Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1811
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxi/637 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear, with heavy chipping and loss of material to spine cover. Tape markings can be seen at edges of spine. Darkening can be seen along edges of covers. Hinges have been taped. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. Annotations are visible on final blank pages at rear of volume. Antique newspaper clipping from 1825 is attached at rear. Age-toned pages display foxing. A small number of pages have ink marginalia.

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Lot 2076

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on technology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Practical Course in Modern Locksmithing" (Nelson-Hall Co., Publishers, 1945) by Whitcomb Crichton, and a second edition of "The Electric Vehicle Hand-Book" (H. C. Cushing, Jr., 1914) by H. C. Cushing, Jr. and Frank W. Smith.


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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 2077

$25

Details: Both of these antique railroad lanterns were manufactured by Dietz, the shorter, Vesta model for the New York Central System. The taller lantern is a Hot Blast model with an embossed Fitall globe. It is 13.5" tall, which the Vesta is 10" tall.

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Condition / Notes: The Hot Blast lantern is oxidized, while the Vesta model is not.

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Lot 2078

$50

Title: The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America
Author: John Fiske - John Fiske was an American philosopher and historian.
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spines have raised bands and gilt lettering. and ruling. Books show mild external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to along edges. Ends and edges of spine show minor chipping. Front hinges are cracked. Volumes have marbled endpapers and gilt top edges. Pages are clean and without markings. Double-page frontispiece map in volume 1 is detached, as is title page of volume 2. Pages 97 to 116 of second volume show small tear to top margin. Page 344 of the same has pencil markings in margins. Illustrated with a number of double-page maps.

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: $6.50
Lot 2079

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Lies and Libels of Frank Harris" (Antigone Press, 1929), signed by Kate Stephens, and Verne Dyson's "Whitmanland: West Hills Memories of the Poet & His Ancestors" (Verne Dyson Publisher, 1960), signed and inscribed by Verne Dyson.

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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 2080

$50

Title: Lehrbuch der systematischen Anatomie
Author: Julius Tandler - Julius Tandler was a physician and Social Democratic politician in Vienna, Austria. He is considered a leading personality of Red Vienna.
Born in Jihlava, Moravia, Tandler spent his schoolyears in Vienna. Later, his anatomical research secured him a lasting place in the history of anatomy. His main claim to fame, however, was his ambition to introduce a comprehensive system of health and social services in the Vienna municipality in the interwar years. On the other hand, he vehemently advocated euthanasia and proposed the sterilisation or extermination of "unworthy life" ("unwertes Leben").
After the Februarkämpfe of 1934, Tandler had to quit his job. In 1936, he followed a call to Moscow to be an advisor in the Soviet hospital reform, but died there the same year.
The square in front of Vienna Franz Josef Station is named "Julius-Tandler-Platz", and a student residence in the Döbling district is named "Julius-Tandler-Heim".

Publisher: Verlag von F. C. W. Vogel
City: Leipzig
Year: 1923-1929
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half cloth with marbled paper-covered boards, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Books show external wear. lower portion of spine cover of first volume is detached at front edge. Chipping and tearing can be seen at head of spines. Front board of first volume is detaching at front hinge. Various hinges are cracked. Front flyleaf of first volume is detached. Red underling appears in first volume, underlining is also visible in other three volumes. Marginalia is also present.


Text is in German.

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Lot 2081

$35

Title: Clinical Gonioscopy: A Text and Stereoscopic Atlas
Author: Stanley C. Becker
Publisher: The C. V. Mosby Company
City: Saint Louis
Year: 1972
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original dark gray/red cloth, with silver lettering to spine and gilt lettering to black front cover label. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. With 240 illustrations and all 112 stereoscopic views in full color on 16 View-Master reels and a View-Master compact viewer.

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: $6.50
Lot 2082

$15

Title: Brave Little Holland, and What She Taught Us
Author: William Elliot Griffis
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/252 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work, signed and inscribed by author. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads as follows:

Ithaca N. Y. / May 28, 1894 / My dear Mr. Jourgensen / Our trip to Brave Little / Holland was on the Maasdam / (pp. 12-18) and I want to tell / you how much pleasanter / to me that ocean passage was / because you and your wife / and daughter were on board. / Accept my best wishes for / your future. / Faithfully / Wm Elliot Griffis."

Handsome antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Edges of spine cover and boards show rubbing. Binding is sound. Book has marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates.

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Lot 2083

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are


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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 2084

$130

Details: This antique lithograph is a modern aluminum frame shows Great Barrington, MA, in 1884. Drawn by L.R. Burleigh of Troy, NY, it measures 39" x 24". Details of the town, such as churches, schools, the railroad depot, the post office, etc. are labeled in this charming picture, which depicts the mountains of the Berkshires looming beyond.

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Condition / Notes: This lithograph is in good condition with signs of aging (see photos) . Please note that the glass in the lower left-hand corner is broken.

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: $21.50
Lot 2085

$15

Details: This vintage Underwood Standard Portable Typewriter has a four-bank keyboard with glass keys. The carriage is 11.5" long, and the striated brown finish on it simulates wood-grain. The latest patent date on it is 1926, and the serial number is 4B137198. The case is complete.

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Condition / Notes: The typewriter is in pretty good working order, although some of the keys are a little sticky. Note the wear to the finish on the most exposed surfaces.

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: $23.50
Lot 2087

$110

Title: Uncommon Places: Photographs by Stephen Shore
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Aperture
City: New York
Year: 1982
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11.45" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of the first published collection of photography by noted American photographer Stephen Shore (b. October 8, 1947), known for his deadpan images of banal scenes and objects in the United States. This is a selection of forty-nine photographs taken between 1973 and 1981.

Volume is bound in dark brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with bright color photographs.

Price-clipped dust jacket displays very light shelfwear.

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 2088

$35

Title: Madame Curie: A Biography
Author: Eve Curie - Eve Denise Curie Labouisse was a French writer, journalist and pianist. Eve Curie was the younger daughter of Marie Curie and Pierre Curie. Her sister was Irene Joliot-Curie and her brother-in-law Frederic Joliot-Curie. Eve was the only member of her family who did not choose a career as a scientist and did not win a Nobel Prize, although her husband Henry Richardson Labouisse, Jr. did collect the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 on behalf of UNICEF. She worked as a journalist and authored her mother's biography "Madame Curie" and a book of war reportage, "Journey Among Warriors." From the 1960s she committed herself to work for UNICEF, providing help to children and mothers in developing countries.
Translor: Vincent Sheean
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1939
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 412 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in brown cloth, with gilt-stamped spine panel and the stamped initials to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Book is firmly bound. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and photographic plates.

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Lot 2089

$275

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.

Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.


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Lot 2090

$200

Details: This handsome antique shelf clock dates from the 1830s, in a style referred to as Transitional because it was made between the distinctive Pillar & Scroll and Ogee styles. Manufactured by Samuel Terry of Bristol, CT, it has its original wooden movement with heavy iron weights, brass pendulum, and winding key. Note the gilt highlights on the painted and embossed face, the Federal-style gold stenciling on the pillars and the bonnet, and the carved, animal paw front legs. The clock is 29" tall, 16.5" wide, and 5" deep. A little of the enamel on the pretty reverse-painted glass door has come off, but not much. As is common in this type of old clock, some of the walnut veneer on the door is missing (see photos). This clock is all original and has not been restored, so its working condition is not known.

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Condition / Notes: With the exception of the missing veneer, this clock is in good condition.

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