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Lot 2121

$25

Title: A Practical Detail of the Cotton Manufacture of the United States of America; and the State of the Cotton Manufacture of That Country Contrasted and Compared with That of Great Britain; with Comparative Estimates of the Cost of Manufacturing in Both Countries
Author: James Montgomery
Publisher: John Niven
City: Glasgow
Year: 1840
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 219 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear. Boards are detached. Edges of endpapers display darkening. Antique armorial plate of the Maine Historical Society can be seen on front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and 8 intact fold-out plates at rear of volume. Fold-out plates have scattered foxing.

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Lot 2122

$10

Title: Gregorio Vazquez de Arce y Ceballoz. Pintor del la ciudad de Santa Fe de Bogota. Cabeca y corte del Nuevo Reyno de Granada. La narracion de su vida y el recuento de sus obras
Author: Roberto Pizano Restrepo
Publisher: Camilo Bloch, Editor
City: Paris
Year: 1926
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Sewn Binding
Pagination: 186 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers, with color pastedown to front cover. Book shows external wear, with tears and/or loss of material at ends of spine. Binding is shaken. Interior is clean and bright. Contains plates with captioned tissue guards and in-text illustrations.

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Lot 2123

$200

Book Details: This large collection of books on naval architecture, shipbuilding, and ship design includes general works, as well as volumes on Nelson's ships, small craft, rigging, drafting, the materials in wooden boats, and the archaeology of boats.

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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 2124

$140

Details: Four examples of original advertising artwork comprise this lot. Each piece has been preserved in plastic, and measures about 20" x 25". Products featured include Pepsi Cola, Rheingold beer, and Wiedemann beer. Two of the designs are for posters, and the other two are for three-dimensional objects: a clock, and a counter display. The artwork is not dated, but is probably from the early 1970s.

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Condition / Notes: Corners are bumped, and one poster is a little wavy. Some yellowing of the paper has occurred.

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Lot 2125

$25

Title: Andre Kertesz: Sixty Years of Photography, 1912-1972
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Nicolas Ducrot
Publisher: Grossman Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1972
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 224 pages
Width: 11.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in beige cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with small spots to binding and discoloration to edges of covers.Volume is firmly bound. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown and small markings can be seen on edges of flyleaves. Pages are clean and without markings.

Dust jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover that shows shelfwear.

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Lot 2126

$30

Details: Four items are in this lot of antique Confederate currency. First is a $100 bill, dated Feb. 17th, 1864, No. 43368. The signatures are not legible, but one begins "D. Dalm--.)

Also included is a $1 bill, No. 56008 dated Feb. 1864; and a $20 bill dated September 1861. Signatures are illegible on both, which are printed on only one side.

A replica of a CSA $50 completes the lot.

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Condition / Notes: Condition on the antique notes is fair to poor. Both the $1 and $100 bills are torn, and the $1 bill is significantly faded. The $20 bill is in three pieces, but the printing still looks sharp.

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Lot 2127

$20

Title: The Pictorial History of the United States of America, from the Discovery by the Northmen in the Tenth Century to the Present Time
Author: John Frost
Publisher: Simeon Collins
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1844
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped cloth, with gilt lettering to spines and gilt pictorial design to front covers. Books show significant external wear, with partially detached first-volume spine cover and detached second-volume front cover. Upper portion of spine cover of second volume is detached at rear edge and tear appears across upper half. Endpapers display staining. Previous owner's name appears in top margin of blank preliminary page of both volumes. Pages show occasional marginal foxing. This work contains numerous in-text and full-page illustrations.

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Lot 2128

$20

Book Details: There are four books in this lot. First is a large, 1852 Bible with worn, embossed covers, a split binding, and blank family record pages. Next is the third edition (1942) of the Boy Scouts' Sea Scout manual. A 1910 children's book, "A Happy Little Time," by Laura E. Richards is included; and the special 175th anniversary issue of "The Empire State Mason" completes the lot. This 1956 publication contains an outline of the history of the Grand Lodge and a photo gallery of the thirteen Presidents of the United States who have been Masons.

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Condition / Notes: With the exception of the Bible, which is in only fair condition, the other books in this lot are in very good to excellent condition.

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Lot 2129

$20

Title: Half-Safe: Across the Atlantic in an Amphibious Jeep
Author: Ben Carlin - Frederick Benjamin "Ben" Carlin was an Australian mining engineer, soldier, and adventurer who was the first person to circumnavigate the world in an amphibious vehicle.

Born in Northam, Western Australia, Carlin attended Guildford Grammar School in Perth, and later studied engineering at the Kalgoorlie School of Mines. After qualifying as an engineer, he worked in the Western Australian Goldfields before emigrating to Tientsin, China, in 1939 to work in a British coal mine. On the outbreak of the Second World War, Carlin enlisted in the Indian Army, and was posted to the Madras Sappers in the Corps of Engineers, serving in India, Italy, and throughout the Middle East. After his discharge from service in 1946, he emigrated to the United States with his American wife.

Sparked by an idea he had had whilst in the military, Carlin proposed that the couple honeymoon by crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a modified Ford GPA (an amphibious version of the Ford GPW Jeep), which they named the Half-Safe. Beginning their trip in Montreal, Canada, the Carlins finally crossed completely the transatlantic crossing in 1951, after unsuccessful attempts. From there, they travelled to Europe, temporarily settling in Birmingham, England, to raise more money. They departed England in 1954, travelling overland through the Middle East before arriving in Calcutta. After a short fundraising trip to Australia, Carlin's wife left to return to the United States. He resumed the journey with new partners, travelling through South-East Asia and the Far East to the northern tip of Japan, where he then sailed to Alaska. After an extended tour through the United States and Canada, he and Half-Safe finally returned to Montreal, having travelled over 17,000 kilometres (11,000 mi) by sea and 62,000 kilometres (39,000 mi) by land during a ten-year journey. Following Carlin's death in 1981, Half-Safe was acquired by Guildford Grammar, his old school, where it remains on display.
Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1955
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 309 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on title page reads "For John Pflieger / with many thanks for his kindness / Ben Carlin / Elinore Carlin / New York / August '58."

Book is bound in quarter black cloth, with blue lettering to spine and light blue paper-covered boards. Firmly bound volume shows mild external wear. Book has map endpapers. Double-page diagram illustrating the design of the transatlantic amphibious vehicle "Half-Safe" has two pen markings (by author?) correcting details and two others to text correcting typos. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with b&w photos and in-text maps.

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Lot 2130

$20

Title: A Manual of Roman Antiquities with Numerous Illustrations
Author: Charles Anthon - Charles Anthon was an American classical scholar.

After graduating with honors at Columbia College in 1815, Anthon began the study of law, and in 1819 was admitted to the bar, but never practiced. In 1820 he was appointed assistant professor of Greek and Latin in his old college, full professor ten years later, and at the same time headmaster of the grammar school attached to the college, which post he held until 1864.

He produced, for use in colleges and schools, a large number of classical works, which enjoyed great popularity, although his editions of classical authors were by no means in favor with schoolmasters, owing to the large amount of assistance, especially translations, contained in the notes. He also wrote A Manual of Greek Literature from the Earliest Authentic Periods to the Close of Byzantine Era providing a list of all Greek writers in that period, with a summary of their life and works and a bibliography of editions then in use. The overview is still useful today, but outdated. His intention to provide a similar volume for Latin Literature was never fulfilled.
Dr. Anthon's work was carried on by his successor, Henry Drisler.

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1858
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/451 pages plus 3 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt ruling and gilt-lettered spine panel. Book shows cracking along spine edges and rubbing to boards. Binding is cracked between blank preliminary pages. Text block has marbled edges. Pencil annotations appear on front flyleaf. Small markings to text can also be seen on a number of pages. The letter "M" is drawn in pencil on blank page at rear of volume and on rear flyleaf. Pages have varying degrees of foxing. Book contains plates and numerous textual illustrations

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Lot 2131

$20

Title: American Turf Register and Racing Calendar. A Correct Synopsis of Turf Events in the United States and the Dominion of Canada. Embracing Running, Trotting, and Pacing, for 1872. Carefully Compiled from Official Records. And an Appendix, Containing Tables of Winning Horses, Entries and Stakes for 1872 and Thereafter; and Other Matters of Interest Connected with the Turf
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Office of the Turf, Field and Farm
City: New York
Year: 1873
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 313 pages plus 14 unnumbered pages of advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Front board is detaching. Book shows external wear, with tearing along upper half of front gutter and loss of material at head of spine. Minor loss can also be seen at outside corners and along edges of boards. Covers display light soiling. Flyleaves have been excised. Text block is intact. Light foxing is visible on pages at ends of text block. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 2132

$30

Title: The Professor, the Institute and DNA
Author: Rene J. Dubos - Rene Jules Dubos was a French-born American microbiologist, experimental pathologist, environmentalist, humanist, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book "So Human An Animal." He is credited as an author of a maxim, "Think globally, act locally".
Dubos devoted most of his professional life to the empirical study of microbial diseases and to the analysis of the environmental and social factors that affect the welfare of humans. His pioneering research in isolating antibacterial substances from certain soil microorganisms led to the discovery of major antibiotics. He performed groundbreaking research and wrote extensively on a number of subjects, including tuberculosis, pneumonia, and the mechanisms of acquired immunity, natural susceptibility, and resistance to infection. Aside from a period from 1942 to 1944 when he was George Fabyan Professor of Comparative Pathology and professor of tropical medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, his scientific career was spent entirely at The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, later renamed The Rockefeller University.
In later years, Dubos explored the interplay of environmental forces and the physical, mental and spiritual development of mankind. The main tenets of his humanistic philosophy were: global problems are conditioned by local circumstances and choices, social evolution enables us to rethink human actions and change direction to promote an ecologically balanced environment, the future is optimistic since human life and nature are resilient and we have become increasingly aware of the dangers inherent in natural forces and human activities, and we can benefit from our successes and apply the lessons learned to solving other contemporary environmental problems.
René Dubos is an author of a popular maxim "Think Globally, Act Locally" that refers to the argument that global environmental problems can turn into action only by considering ecological, economic, and cultural differences of our local surroundings. This motto appeared for the first time in 1978, six years after Dubos served as advisor to the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. In 1979, Dubos suggested that ecological consciousness should begin at home. He urged creation of a World Order in which "natural and social units maintain or recapture their identity, yet interplay with each other through a rich system of communications". In the 1980s, Dubos held to his thoughts on acting locally, and felt that issues involving the environment must be dealt with in their "unique physical, climatic, and cultural contexts." Dubos' approach to building a resilient and constructive relationship between people and the Earth continues to resonate.
For the academic years 1963-1964 and 1964-1965, he was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies of Wesleyan University. He served as chairman of the trustees of the René Dubos Center for Human Environment, a non-profit education and research organization that was dedicated in his honor in 1980. The mission of the center, which was co-founded by William and Ruth Eblen, is to "assist the general public and decision-makers in formulating policies for the resolution of environmental problems and the creation of environmental values." Dubos remained actively involved with the Center until his death in 1982. He also served on the board of trustees of Science Service, now known as Society for Science & the Public, from 1949 to 1952.
Publisher: The Rockefeller University Press
City: New York
Year: 1976
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 238 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed second printing of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "In memory of good old times / Rene J Dubos." A second inscription appears on half title page. It reads "With warmest wishes / Rene Dubos."

Volume is bound in blue cloth, with stamped silver lettering to spine and facsimile of author's signature on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover, with tear to fore edge.

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Lot 2133

$100

Details: This collection of antique railroad ephemera includes items from the first years of the 20th century through the 1940s. Items from many different railroads, including small, regional lines, are part of the lot. Among the lines mentioned are the Erie Railroad, the Youngstown & Southern Railway, the Michigan Central of the New York Central System, the Pennsylvania RR, the Norfolk Southern, the Reading Lines, the Erie Lackawanna, the NY Consolidated, the NY Central & Hudson River RR Co., the Union Pacific System (with an interesting notice of air mail service), the Buffalo, Rochester, & Pittsburgh Railway, the Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western RR, the Nickel Plate Road of the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis RR, the Great Northern, and the Southern Railway.

Complementing these materials are several billheads and letters from Railway Express and from companies that manufactured locomotives and other railroad supplies; and a 1978 Lionel toy train catalog.

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Condition / Notes: These paper items are all in very good condition, and have been preserved in individual plastic sleeves.

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Lot 2134

$90

Title: Bible Lands: Their Modern Customs and Manners Illustrative of Scripture
Author: Henry J. Van-Lennep - Henry John Van Lennep was a noted nineteenth century minister, missionary, writer, illustrator, and educator. Born in Smyrna (present-day Izmir, Turkey), Van Lennep was educated in the U.S. but returned to Turkey upon ordination, where he served as missionary for 29 years. During this time, he traveled extensively throughout western Asia and Egypt, aided by his proficiency in many languages. A skillful artist, he wrote and illustrated several books based on his travels. Published during a time when public curiosity about "the Orient" was high, these books were very popular, showing the scenery, people, and customs of Asia Minor, and discussing these elements with Biblical and archaeological references. He also illustrated scientific texts with the noted geologist and President of Amherst College, Edward Hitchcock. After losing his sight in 1869, he returned to the U.S., where he spent the last twenty years of his life teaching natural sciences and languages at Ingham University, a women's college in Le Roy, New York, and later serving as co-principal at the Sedgwick Institute in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his son, Edward.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 832 pages plus 8 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth over beveled boards, with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial design to front board depicting tribesman in traditional costume. Book shows light external wear. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and textual illustration. Occasional marginal foxing can be seen on tissue guards. Contains two well-preserved fold-out color maps.

The provenance of this material can be traced directly back to Henry Van Lennep through four generations of his descendants. Inscription in pencil at top of blank preliminary page reads "Alice N. S. Van Lennep from Edward"

The items in this lot came to us directly from the Van Lennep family estate, having passed through four generations since Henry J. Van Lennep.


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Lot 2135

$30

Title: Birds and Nature in Natural Colors: Forty Illustrations by Color Photography. A Guide in the Study of Nature
Author: uncredited author
Editor: William Kerr Higley
Publisher: A. W. Mumford, Publisher
City: Chicago
Year: 1905
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of 4 volumes in 2.

Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather, with gilt-lettered red cloth covered boards. Spines have been taped. Antique spine labels have been pasted to tape and show loss. Hinges of first volume are cracked (with front hinge now taped). Pages with top gilt edges are clean and without markings. Illustrated with full-page color plates.

Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 2136

$15

Title: "From Keel to Truck": A Marine Dictionary in English, French and German Amply Illustrated by Explanatory Diagrams of the Most Important Details for the Use of Ship-Owners, -Builders, -Brokers, Insurance-Societies, Average-staters, Barristers, Solicitors, Translators, Surveyors, Masters, Mates, Engineers, Naval-schools, Nautical Journalists, etc.
Author: Henry Paasch
Publisher: Ratinckx Freres
City: Antwerp
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 206 pages plus civ of index
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: A scarce marine dictionary, with translations in English, French and German. Each page contains three columns of text with each translation. The standard marine polyglot of the period.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Front cover displays elaborate pictorial designs. Book shows external wear, with light rubbing to rear cover and taping at ends of gutters. Binding is sound. Previous owners' names and stamp of the International World's Fair of 1885 appear on front flyleaf. Previous owner's name also appears written on fore edge. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and full-page plates with captions in three languages.

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Lot 2137

$20

Details: Both of the antique railroad lanterns in this lot were most likely manufactured by Dietz. The smaller one was made for the New York Central, has its original red globe, and is marked "New York Dietz Vesta NYCS. It is 10.5" high, 14" to the top of its handle.

The larger lantern is Hot Blast lantern 15" tall (20" with handle).

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Condition / Notes: The Hot Blast lantern is heavily oxidized. The Vesta lantern has only light oxidation.

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Lot 2138

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on photography shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are G. I. Hawkins' "Pigment Printing: The Bromoil Process from the Negative to the Transfer" (Henry Greenwood & Co. Ltd., 1933), Thomas A. Wilson's "The Practice of Collotype" (American Photograpic Publishing Co., 1935) and Emil Mayer's "Bromoil Printing and Bromoil Transfer" (American Photographic Publishing Co., 1923).


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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. It should be noted that "Sunlight and Shadow" shows extensive staining to covers.

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Lot 2139

$150

Title: The Indians of North America. From "The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France, 1610-1791."
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Edna Kenton
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & Company
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with stamped lettering to spines. Antique volumes show moderate shelfwear, with minor tear at lower front spine edge. Binding is cracked at title page of first volume. Binding of second volume is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece maps and map plates.

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Lot 2140

$55

Title: Two Funny Clowns
Author: Berta Hader, Elmer Hader
Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.75" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this children's book, signed by both authors on page opposite title page. The words "for Stuart" has been written under the title.

Antique volume is bound in pictorial paper-covered boards. Book lacks rear board and spine cover. Cover displays light soiling. Front flyleaf has been excised. Text block is intact. Occasional light smudging to bottom margins. Pages are otherwise bright, clean and without markings. Illustrated with silhouettes, red and color drawings.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2141

$110

Title: The Patchwork Girl of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum - Lyman Frank Baum was an American author of children's books, best known for writing "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works predicted such century-later commonplaces as television, laptop computers ("The Master Key"), wireless telephones ("Tik-Tok of Oz"), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations ("Mary Louise in the Country"), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing ("Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work").


Publisher: The Reilly & Britton Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1913
Printing Information: First State
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 340 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first state of the first edition of this classic Oz title, the seventh set in the Land of Oz. Book has following points:
On page 35 the red "CHAP. THREE" is shifted to the left so that the "C" of "CHAP." overlaps the word "to" in the text; publisher's ads at the back begin with a illustrated page showing five Oz books, followed by a five-page presentation of said titles.

Antique volume is bound in light green cloth, with lettering to spine. Red & green lettering and red, green and yellow pictorial design appear on front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and fading of spine lettering. Board edges and corners display minor loss of material. Tearing is also present at ends of front spine edge. Hinges are cracked, with rear board now detaching from text block. Text block is intact. Number 115 and previous owner's name can be seen along top margin of front pastedown. Color pictorial endpapers are otherwise without markings. Previous owner's inscription can be seen on page containing phrase "This book belongs to ..." Pages have occasional marginal spotting and/or smudging. Lavishly illustrated with textual , full- and double page color drawings by John R. Neill.

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Lot 2142

$40

Title: Jean Prouve: Architecture/Industrie
Author: Jean Prouve
Publisher: Klient
City: Paris
Year: circa 1985
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 212 pages
Width: 10" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in original pictorial wrappers. Book shows shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings.

Trilingual in French, German and English.

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Lot 2143

$30

Title: Emergence
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: E. P. Dutton
City: New York
Year: 1977
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this photography collection. Inscription on title page reads "for bab / with love / cynthia."

Volume is bound in original illustrated wrappers. Book shows shelfwear. Binding is firm. Title page and final page display light soiling. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Book is mispaginated pages 95-120 appear between 45 and 46.

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Lot 2144

$70

Title: The Constitutions of the United States, according to the Latest Amendments; To Which Are Prefixed, the Declaration of Independence; and the Federal Constitution, with the Amendments
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Robert Campbell
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1800
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/6-272 pages plus 8 unnumbered pages of advertisements
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume lacks boards. Spine cover shows loss of material at ends and cracking along center. Two paper library labels can be seen on spine. Title page displays heavy staining, with lighter/faint staining visible through page 80. Foxing appears throughout. A few pages have pencil annotations in margins.

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Lot 2145

$100

Title: The Champions of Freedom, or the Mysterious Chief, a Romance of the Nineteenth Century, Founded on the Events of the War, between the United States and Great Britain, Which Terminated in March, 1815
Author: Samuel Woodworth - Samuel Woodworth was an American author, literary journalist, playwright, librettist, and poet.

Publisher: Charles N. Baldwin, Bookseller
City: New York
Year: 1816
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: viii/280 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first volume of this novel only.

Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows substantial external wear, with loss of material to spine cover and lower left corner of front cover. Front and rear cover display rubbing. Front hinge is cracked. Top margin of one of two blank preliminary pages has been excised. Pages have scattered light foxing.

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Lot 2146

$60

Details: This antique cast iron toy fire wagon is drawn by two horses, and boasts two removable ladders and their supports. It is 14" long and 5" high. The horses are supported by a cast iron wheel. Alas, the driver is but half a man.

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Condition / Notes: Paint is original and unrestored, and yellow wheel roll easily. No marks appear on this piece.

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Lot 2147

$25

Book Details: This assortment of works on American history includes a concentration on Native Americans (or indians), and another on famous individuals. Biographies consider Admiral Dewey, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and other signers of the Declaration of Independence, Will Rogers, Charles Lindbergh, Dwight Eisenhower, Daniel Webster, and the Arnolds -- Benedict and Schwarzenegger.

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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.


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Lot 2148

$80

Title: Mirrors of Moscow
Author: Louise Bryant - Louise Bryant was an American journalist and writer. She was best known for her Marxist and anarchist beliefs and her essays on radical political and feminist themes. Bryant published articles in several radical left journals during her life, including Alexander Berkman's "The Blast."

Bryant met journalist John Reed in Portland, Oregon while he was visiting his family after attending Harvard and moving in radical circles of the Village in New York City. Louise moved with him to New York City. Reed and Bryant together traveled to Russia in 1917 where they witnessed the October Revolution. They both attended the first Bolshevik political trial, that of Sofia Panina. Both published books about their experiences in Russia, Reed's "Ten Days that Shook the World" and Bryant's "Six Red Months in Russia." Bryant was with Reed when he died of typhus in 1920. He is the only American to be buried at the Kremlin in Moscow. Their story is told in the 1981 film "Reds", starring Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, and Jack Nicholson.
Publisher: Thomas Seltzer
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/209 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth. Front board is detached. Spine is taped, with tape detaching at front edge. Covers show soiling and minor loss of material at outside corners. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with five full-page portraits by Cesare, with depictions of Lenin, Kalinin, Kollontai, Trotsky and Enver Pasha.

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Lot 2149

$130

Book Details: The history of sail is the concentration of this large book lot, which includes volumes on specific types of ships, such as clippers, schooners, sloops and shallops, windjammers, combination steam engine and sail, etc. Also included is an atlas of maritime history and books on nautical terms and vocabulary.

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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 2150

$45

Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century during Which He Flourished
Author: James Boswell
Publisher: T. Caddell and W. Davies
City: London
Year: 1811
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce complete set of the sixth edition.


Antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered panels and decorative designs. Front board of first volume is detached. Books show external wear, with chipping to spine covers and rubbing to covers. Hinges of volumes 2 to 4 have been reinforced. Previous owner's stamp can be seen on front pastedowns. Interiors display scattered foxing. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Johnson and two intact fold-out plates.

Books are preserved in transparent plastic covers.

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