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Lot 2211

$120

Title: Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly "Vanity Fair," a panoramic portrait of English society.

Publisher: Bradbury and Evans
City: London
Year: 1848
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/624 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this classic 19th-century historical novel. This is an early issue, with the "Marquis of Steyne" woodcut on page 336 (suppressed in later states), rustic heading on page 1, and "Mr. Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453.

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with taped spine and scuffing to covers. Minor loss of material is visible at edges. Binding is nearly entirely detached. Text bloc is intact. Pages with gilt edges are clean and without markings. Book contains numerous in-text illustrations and full-page illustrations by the author

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 2212

$30

Title: Banjo the Crow
Author: Theodora DuBois
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1943
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 141 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in green cloth, with black lettering to spine and pictorial design depicting crow in lower right corner of front cover. Book shows light external wear, with faint stain to upper left corner of front cover. Binding is firm. Volume has pictorial yellow endpapers representing crow performing a variety of activities. Previous owner's gift inscription appears in upper right corner of front flyleaf. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Contains full-page b&w illustrations by Helen Torrey.

Intact dust jacket has small closed tears at top edges. Price on front flap is $2.00. Jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2213

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition "Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1941), signed and inscribed by author William L. Shirer, and "Freemasonry: When, Where How?" (Central Printing Co., 1923) by George Thornburgh.

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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: $15.50
Lot 2214

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique collectible medical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Morton I. Berkowitz' "A Primer on School Mental Health Consultation" (Charles C. Thomas Publisher, 1975), signed and inscribed by the author, and handwritten signed letter by publisher laid in. Also present in this group is G. Griffin Lewis' "The Ophthalmic Nurse" (W. B. Saunders Company, 1920). 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 2215

$15

Title: I Built a Bridge and Other Poems
Author: David B. Steinman - David Bernard Steinman was an American structural engineer. He was the designer of the Mackinac Bridge and many other notable bridges, and a published author. He grew up in New York City's lower Manhattan, and lived with the ambition of making his mark on the Brooklyn Bridge that he lived under. In 1906 he earned a bachelor's degree from City College and in 1909, a Master of Arts from Columbia University and a Doctorate in 1911. He was awarded the Franklin Institute's Louis E. Levy Medal in 1957.
David Steinman built bridges in the United States, Thailand, England, Italy, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Canada, Korea, and Iraq. He had a literary bent, and was a published author with several books, articles in advancement of his craft, and even had children's books and poetry to his credit.
Publisher: The Davidson Press Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1955
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 38 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "In this modest volume, however, David B. Steinman has sought another another form of creative outlet. For him poetry has proved a delightful avocation, a rewarding pursuit. It has given him the opportunity to express his philosophy of life, to reveal his sentiments, to note his many impressions of man and nature. Where he deals with bridges as spiritual and social symbols of a new and higher level of civilization, or with love and the bitter-sweet of its many manifestations, he does so with unquestioning sincerity." (from introduction by Elias Liberman)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this poetry collection. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To / Henry Mc Kenzie /With sincere compliments / D. B. Steinman / 1956."

Volume is bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design representing bridge. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Rear pastedown displays minor smudging. Pages are clean and bright.

Intact dust jacket has light soiling, water markings and small tears at foot of spine.

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Lot 2216

$50

Title: The World as Will and Idea
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer - Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher best known for his book, "The World as Will and Representation," in which he claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will, continually seeking satisfaction. Influenced by Eastern thought, he maintained that the "truth was recognized by the sages of India"; consequently, his solutions to suffering were similar to those of Vedantic and Buddhist thinkers; his faith in "transcendental ideality" led him to accept atheism and learn from Christian philosophy.

At age 25, he published his doctoral dissertation, "On the Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason," which examined the four distinct aspects of experience in the phenomenal world; consequently, he has been influential in the history of phenomenology. He has influenced a long list of thinkers.
Translor: J. Kemp, R. B. Haldane
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1948-1950
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spines. Books are in excellent condition.

Dust jackets show tearing. Jacket for third volume lacks upper fourth of spine panel.

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 2217

$10

Title: The Electrical Handling of Materials: A Manual, in Four Volumes, on the Design, Construction and Application of Cranes, Conveyors, Hoists and Elevators
Author: H. H. Broughton
Publisher: Van Nostrand Company
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: xvi/336 pages
Width: 9" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce third volume of this work, subtitled "Electric Cranes."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with staining to portions of upper half of spine and light soiling to covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners of boards. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and date of 1923 appear on front flyleaf. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and (fold-out) plates.

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 2218

$15

Title: Andy Williams Portrait
Artist: Bernard Fuchs
Medium: Mixed Media
Features: Original
Print Year: circa 1970
Width: 20.5" Height: 22.0"
Art Notes: A depiction of American popular music singer Andy Williams (December 3, 1927 - September 25, 2012)
Condition: Original painting and drawing on board is preserved under transparent plastic cover. Board shows minor chipping at right-hand side and lightly bumped corners. Colors are bright.

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: $29.50
Lot 2219

$0

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of steam-powered vessels shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Erik Hofman's "The Steam Yachts: An Era of Elegance" (John De Graff, Inc., 1970, in price-clipped dust jacket) and a second edition of E. C. B. Thornton's "South Coast Pleasure Steamers" (T. Stephenson & Sons Ltd., 1969, in price-clipped dust jacket). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 2220

$70

Title: The Sensitive Plant
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley - Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Considered too radical in his poetry and his political and social views to achieve fame during his lifetime, recognition of his significance grew steadily following his death. Percy Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of "Frankenstein."
Publisher: William Heinemann
City: London
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with black lettering and pictorial designs. Book shows moderate external wear, with instances of discoloration to spine cover. Binding is sound. Volume has b&w pictorial endpapers. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with eighteen tipped-in color plates by Charles Robinson as well as many tinted vignettes.

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Lot 2221

$35

Title: Tales from Shakespeare by Charles & Mary Lamb
Author: Charles Lamb - Charles Lamb was an English essayist, best known for his "Essays of Elia" and for the children's book "Tales from Shakespeare," which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764-1847). Lamb has been referred to by E.V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as "the most lovable figure in English literature"., Mary Lamb - Mary Ann Lamb was an English writer, the sister and collaborator of Charles Lamb. She is best known today for her collaboration with Charles on the collection "Tales from Shakespeare." Mary suffered from mental illness, and in 1796 she stabbed her mother to death during a mental breakdown. She was confined to mental facilities off and on for most of her life. She and Charles presided over a literary circle in London that included the poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, among others.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: circa 1905
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 323 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early twentieth-century edition of this classic work in fine decorative binding and rare intact dust jacket.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering and elaborate ornate decoration. Book shows light external wear. Tightly-bound volume has decoratively patterned endpapers and gilt top edges. Previous owner's signature and date of 1905 appear on blank preliminary page. Pages display scattered foxing. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded double frontispiece portrait and bright color plates by Norman M. Price.

Well-preserved dust jacket is in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2222

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Gebogenes Holz: Konstruktive Entwurfe, Wien, 1840-1910" (Kunstlerhaus, 1979), "Scherenschnitte aus Hundert Jahren: Johann Jakob Hauswirth, Louis Saugy und Christian Schwizgebel. Ein Beitrag zur schweizerischen Volkskunstforschung" (Verlag Hans Huber, 1959, in dust jacket) by Christian Rubi, and "Handbuch der Musikwissenschaft" (Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, 1931), with nine issues in original wrappers laid into green cloth-covered portfolio.


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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 2223

$10

Title: Taschenbuch der arztlichen Rezeptirkunst und der Arzneyformeln, nach den Methoden der beruhmtesten Arzte
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Karl Sundelin
Publisher: Verlag von Th. Chr. Fr. Enslin
City: Berlin
Year: 1828
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 278 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 3" Height: 5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first volume of a two-volume work edited by Karl Sundelin.

Antique volume is bound in quarter leather. Front board is detached. Spine cover is detaching. Covers show soiling. Text block is intact. Foxing appears throughout volume.

Text is in German.

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Lot 2224

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume first American edition of Sir Walter Scott's "Chronicles of the Canongate" (Haper, 1827) and Fanny Burney "Evelina or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World" (MacMillan & Co. Limited, 1925).


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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 2225

$25

Details: One of these antique railroad lanterns was manufactured by Dietz, the other by Handlan. The taller of the two is a Dietz Wizard hot blast lantern just under 12" high (16" with handle). It has the letters NYNH & HRR (New York, New Haven, & Hartford Railroad) stamped on its globe. The Handlan lantern has a ridged red globe, and was made in St. Louis for the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR). It is 9.5" high, 15" with its handle.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Two other lots of railroad lanterns also appear in this auction.
Condition / Notes: The Dietz lantern is well oxidized. The Handlan is in good condition with a minor dent or two.

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Lot 2226

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books with nautical themes shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John D. Morgan's "Old Ironsides: The United States Frigate Constitution, Terror of the High Seas, Captain Isaac Hull Commanding" (McLoughlin Bros., 1908), and "The Wonder Book of the Navy" (Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, n.d.). 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 2227

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of new books on ship modeling shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are David White's "The Frigate Diana" (Naval Institute Press, 1987, in dust jacket) and "David Antscherl's "The Fully Framed Model: The HMN Swan Class Sloops of 1767-1780. Volume One" (Pier Books/DuPont Communications, 2005, in dust jacket). It should be noted that there are two copies of the former and four of the latter in this lot, as well as multiple copies of other titles. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Books are as new.

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: $18.50
Lot 2228

$140

Title: History of the Rebellion in Bradley County, East Tennessee
Author: J. S. Hurlburt
Publisher: Self-published
City: Indianapolis
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 280 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss of material at extremities. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered foxing. Contains intact fold-out map and in-text and full-page illustrations.

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 2229

$10

Title: In Defense of Modern Youth: A Series of Essays Describing the Spiritual Life, the Social Movements and the Cultural Achievements of Modern Youth
Author: Ellis Chadbourne
Publisher: The Tenny Press
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 320 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on title page reads "To Hattie (illegible last name) / A Lovely Little Child of Nature / Ellis Chadbourne / Dec. 19, 1935."

Antique volume is bound in light green cloth, with stamped orange lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with photographic plates and in-text illustrations.

Intact dust jacket shows loss of material to top of spine and rear panel. Small tears are visible along bottom edge and chipping along fore edges. Light soiling can also be seen on covers.

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 2230

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique ornithology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Chester A. Reed's "North American Birds Eggs" (Doubleday, Page & Company, 1904) and H. D. Minot's "The Land-Birds and Game-Birds of New England with Descriptions of the Birds, Their Nests and Eggs, Their Habits and Notes" (Naturalist's Agency, 1877). 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 2231

$20

Title: The Journal of Science and the Arts. Volume I
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1817
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/326 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce collection of scientific papers, including "On Some Phenomena Attending the Process of Solution, and on Their Application to the Laws of Crystallization" by John Frederic Daniell, "Conjectures respecting the Original Formation of Arabic Digits, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0." by John Disney, and "Some Remarks on the Arts of India, with Miscellaneous Observations on Various Subjects" by H. Scott.

Antique volume has taped spine with attached paper label bearing typed title. Paper-covered boards show light soiling. Leather corners of boards display wear and minor loss of material. Hinges are cracked. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings. Pages 195 and 196 have detached lower outside corner. Illustrated with 12 plates, including 3 fold-out plates. Plates and blank pages at rear of volume have spotting.

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Lot 2232

$80

Title: Great Modern Painters - English, French, German, etc. Medallists of Successive Universal Expositions Steel - Plates in Colors . Text by the Principal Art Critics
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Goupil & Co.
City: Paris
Year: 1884
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 7 Complete: No
Width: 13.75" Height: 19.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of art reproductions. This is copy number 53 of 100 of the Bibliophilists' Edition.

Large folio volumes with full-page photogravures, with smaller gravures and figures in the text by each featured artist. All covers show wear and/or light soiling/staining. Interiors are generally clean and without markings.

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Lot 2233

$45

Title: How Long Prosperity?
Author: Charles G. Dawes - Charles Gates Dawes was an American banker and politician who was the 30th Vice President of the United States (1925-29). For his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations he was a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1925. Dawes served in the First World War, was the Comptroller of the Currency, the first director of the Bureau of the Budget, and, in later life, the Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Publisher: The A. N. Marquis Company Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1937
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 45 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work by Vice-President Charles G. Dawes. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Rachel Winget / Best regards / Charles G. Dawes / Chicago / Oct. 30th 1937."


Antique volume is bound in pebbled black cloth, with gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with well-preserved fold-out tables.

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 2234

$10

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage catalogs of plumbing, heating, and mechanical equipment, references that were intended for use by tradesmen including architects, contractors, and mechanical engineers. The Crane catalog dates from the later 1950s, mechanical equipment catalog is dated 1925-6, and the James Robertson Co. catalog is undated.

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Condition / Notes: These catalogs are in good condition, showing evidence of normal use and wear for their ages.

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Lot 2235

$90

Title: The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora, 1779
Author: John McKay, Ron Coleman
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1992
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title is the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photographs.

Please note that this lot contains24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. Half of these books still in shrink wrap



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Lot 2236

$35

Title: The Story of the Mikado Told by Sir W. S. Gilbert
Author: W. S. Gilbert
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1924
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 114 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with yellow lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design depicting three Japanese ladies holding lanterns. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Book has pictorial endpapers and edges tinted yellow. Interior is clean and without markings. Contains in-text illustrations and 6 bright color plates (including frontispiece) by Alice B. Woodward.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 2237

$80

Details: The only markings on this uncommon, antique cast iron toy wagon are the words "City Delivery" which appear on the side. Overall, the horse and wagon are 11" long and 5.5" high. This toy is unrestored and has its original paint, driver, and reins. The horse pivots between its shafts, and the wheels move freely.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Please check the other lots in this auction for four more antique cast iron toys.

Condition / Notes: This toy is in remarkably good condition.

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Lot 2238

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of new books on American nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Diana A. Story's "The Shipbuilders of Essex: A Chronicle of Yankee Endeavor" (Ten Pound Island Book Company, 1995), signed by the author, and "Captain Joseph Peabody, East India Merchant of Salem (1757-1844): A Record of His Ships and of His Family" (Peabody Museum, 1962), compiled by William Crowninshield Endicott and edited by Walter Muir Whitehall, To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Books are as new.

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Lot 2239

$300

Title: Proceedings of a General Court Martial for the Trial of Major General Arnold
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: New York
Year: 1865
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style:
Width: 0" Height: 0"
Book Details: This is a scarce limited edition reprint of this work, signed by Francis Suydam Hoffman. This is copy number 26 of 100. Signature appears on limitation page.


Antique volume is in original wrappers. Binding is shaken, with front cover and preliminary pages (including frontispiece portrait) detached. Foxing can be seen on frontispiece and tissue guard. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

Book is preserved in brown cloth-covered chemise and handsome leather-backed slipcase with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine.
Condition / Notes:

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Lot 2240

$200

Book Details: Everything you ever wanted to know about building model ships is contained in this large collection, which offers information ranging from the general to the very specific. Topics covered include making specific types of ships, e.g. four-masted barques or power boats; and building them from kits or from scratch; techniques involved, including wood carving and fashioning rigging; or making them in bottles. Special publications include six issues of the English magazine "Model Shipwright," dating from 1972-1977; and a history of the ship modeling society of Philadelphia.

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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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