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Lot 4001

$150

Title: Memoirs of the Private Life of Marie Antoinette to Which Are Added Personal Recollections Illustrative of the Reigns of Louis XIV, XV, XVI
Author: Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan - Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan was a French educator, writer and lady-in-waiting. In the service of Marie Antoinette before and during the French Revolution, she was afterwards headmistress of the first "Maison d'éducation de la Légion d'honneur", as appointed by Napoleon in 1807. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Brentano's Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1917
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Both volumes in this 2 volume set are decoratively bound with red leather and marbled paper boards. The title is emblazoned on each text's spine in gilt letters and intricate gilt patterns are separated by 5 raised bands.

The text itself is the posthumous publication of Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan's memoirs which detail court life in 18th century France. As Marie Antoinette's head chambermaid, Campan had a unique and unfiltered view into the high society world occupied by French royalty of the era.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display nicely despite minor indications of age and wear. There are some signs of rubbing and shelfwear on the boards and high points. The leather is faded in some places. The pages themselves display some age toning though the text and illustrations remain clear and legible throughout.
Lot 4002

$650

Title: Israel: A Personal History
Author: David Ben-Gurion - David Ben-Gurion was the primary national founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1971
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 862
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This limited edition volume of David Ben-Gurion's memoir "Israel: A Personal History" is signed by Ben-Gurion himself and numbered 830 of 2000 copies.

The cover of this leatherbound text is adorned by a gilt star of David and a replica of Ben-Gurion's signature which is identical to the ink signature on the book's frontispiece. The title is written in gilt lettering on the spine and the volume is complete with a protective slipcase.

David Ben-Gurion was an immensely important figure in Israel's short history as a modern state. In this memoir he recounts both his own life and the historic moments he witnessed.

According to Wikipedia:
"Ben-Gurion's passion for Zionism, which began early in life, led him to become a major Zionist leader and Executive Head of the World Zionist Organization in 1946. As head of the Jewish Agency from 1935, and later president of the Jewish Agency Executive, he was the de facto leader of the Jewish community in Palestine, and largely led its struggle for an independent Jewish state in Mandatory Palestine. On 14 May 1948, he formally proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel, and was the first to sign the Israeli Declaration of Independence, which he had helped to write. Ben-Gurion led Israel during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and united the various Jewish militias into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Subsequently, he became known as 'Israel's founding father'."

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Condition / Notes: This volume displays boldly and shows very few indications of age and wear. Most wear is visible on the protective slipcase while the volume itself displays only the slightest signs of rubbing on its high points. One of the front endpapers has a gift inscription.
Lot 4003

$55

Details: This lot comprises one signed "The Beauty Part" typed manuscript & one accompanying "The Beauty Part" playbill.

The manuscript is author signed, by S.J. Perelman, on the title page. The playbill features Bert Lahr on the front cover.

The largest piece measures 9'' x 11''.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces shows a typical range of handle and wear.

The manuscript shows significant signs of edgewear, fraying, cracking and tearing on the cover boards.
Lot 4004

$70

Title: Ancient Egypt: Its Antiquities, Religion, and History, to the Close of the Old Testament Period
Author: George Trevor - George Trevor was an English divine, and writer on divinity matters. Trevor was well known both as an orator and an author. At the Oxford Union he was regarded as Gladstone's successor, and in later life he was famous for his eloquence. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: American Tract Society
City: Boston
Year: c.1863
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 400 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: This volume is bound by black cloth covered boards with the words "Ancient Egypt" adorning its spine cover through a decorative gilt pattern.

The preface describes the text: "This volume is designed to present the Christian reader with all that is really authentic in the antiquities, which are so studiously pressed against the claims of revelation. Feeling the truth of God's Word to be impregnable, we can reciprocate the deep interest attaching to these glimpses of the long-distant past; we can encounter, without shrinking, disclosures by which the enthusiasm of unbelief thinks to crush our defences; we find in them only new confirmations of the Book, which, towing above the fluctuations of earthly knowledge, stands like a rock amidst the surge; and 'though the waves toss themselves yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can the not pass over it.'"

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows some indications of age and wear including minor to moderate rubbing and shelfwear, particularly on the edges and high points. The binding is solid and intact. Some pages have a noticeable moisture marking though legibility is not effected and the text and illustrations are clear throughout.
Lot 4005

$45

Title: The Cultivation of Christmas Trees
Author: T. S. Eliot - Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". He moved from his native United States to England in 1914 at the age of 25, settling, working, and marrying there. He eventually became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, renouncing his American citizenship.

Eliot attracted widespread attention for his poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" (1915), which was seen as a masterpiece of the Modernist movement. It was followed by some of the best-known poems in the English language, including The Waste Land (1922), "The Hollow Men" (1925), "Ash Wednesday" (1930), and Four Quartets (1943). He was also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935) and The Cocktail Party (1949). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry". (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
City: London
Year: 1954
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This vintage volume is bound in original blue paper wrappers with advertisements for other "Ariel Poems" on the rear cover. The volume is adorned with a full page illustration by David Jones. The Christmas poem spans two pages.

Walter David Jones (known as David Jones, 1 November 1895 – 28 October 1974) was both a painter and one of the first-generation British modernist poets. As a painter he worked chiefly in watercolour, painting portraits and animal, landscape, legendary and religious subjects. He was also a wood-engraver and designer of inscriptions. As a writer he was considered by T. S. Eliot to be of major importance, and his work The Anathemata was considered by W. H. Auden to be the best long poem written in English in the 20th century. Help in forming his work came from his Christian beliefs and Welsh heritage. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows well with some light age toning to the wrappers and interior pages.
Lot 4006

$60

Title: Curiosities of Literature
Author: Isaac Disraeli - Isaac D'Israeli was a British writer, scholar and man of letters. He is best known for his essays, his associations with other men of letters, and as the father of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: William Veazie
City: Boston
Year: 1858
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This 4 volume set is uniformly leatherbound with marbled paper boards. The page edges are fully marbled to match the covers. Each volume has decorative gilt patterning on its spine with the title, author name, and volume number in gilt lettering.

The text itself, "Curiosities of Literature," is considered Isaac Disraeli's most popular work. The text contains "myriad anecdotes about historical persons and events, unusual books, and the habits of book-collectors" and "was very popular and sold widely in the 19th century." [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display exceptionally well and show only a minor typical range of age and wear indications. There is some rubbing and shelfwear particularly on high points. The binding is firm and solid on each volume. Only Volume 1 has a partially cracked front hinge. The pages show light age toning and the text is clear and legible throughout. This set is complete.
Lot 4007

$35

Title: Washington Heights Manhattan, Its Beautiful Past
Author: Reginald Pelham Bolton
Publisher: Dykman Institute/Printed for the Author and to be sold by him at the Bolton Building
City: New York
Year: 1924
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 366 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in red cloth covered boards with paper spine label. The work includes the history of the Washington Heights area with photographic plates and frontispiece.

Washington Heights is a neighborhood in the northern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan. The area, with over 150,000 inhabitants as of 2010, is named for Fort Washington, a fortification constructed at the highest point on the island of Manhattan by Continental Army troops during the American Revolutionary War, to defend the area from the British forces.(Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate sign of exterior age/wear with fading and edgewear. The interior hinges are cracked. Interior pages and plates show well with light age toning. The rear pastedown shows possible ex-library treatments.
Lot 4008

$45

Details: This binder features collectible stamps commemorating notable women of color in American History.

These stamps are on postage labeled "first day of issue."

Some of the women featured include: abolitionist Sojourner Truth, 1986; aviator Bessie Coleman, 1995; NAACP co-founder and human rights activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett, 1990; and abolitionist Harriet Tubman, 1978. Tubman was also the first African American woman to be featured on U.S. stamps.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces display nicely with only minor indications of age and wear.
Lot 4009

$250

Title: Giant
Author: Edna Ferber - Edna Ferber was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie) and Ice Palace (1958) filmed in 1960. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 447 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This vintage volume volume is bound in black cloth covered boards with original dust jacket featuring publisher's price of $3.95. The work is well known for its movie adaptation.

Giant is a 1956 American epic Western drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from Edna Ferber's 1952 novel. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows mild to moderate rubbing and edgewear to the dust jacket.
Lot 4010

$20

Title: Subjective Concepts of Humans Source of Spiritistic Manifestations
Author: John J. Donnelly
Publisher: The International Press
City: New York
Year: 1922
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 555 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This volume is bound by red cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned on the front cover and spine in gilt letters.

This volume discusses the supernatural and attempts to grapple with author John J. Donnelly's personal experience of what he calls his "clairaudient condition" which causes him to hear voices. In the introduction to this work, Donnelly explains: "The sole motive I have in writing this treaties is to explain to the normal human being the origin of the spirit world known to man, for no normal man can possibly have any personal experience with the members of the spirit world. I feel confident that when mankind learns how the spirit world comes into existence, of what it is composed, and how it manifests itself, it will better understand the clairaudient's condition, and cease treating him as an irresponsible. The clairaudient, whose brain is normal, is in an abnormal state, but he is not a mental defective. He complains of hearing human voices. The doctors deny that he hears voices because they do not, and assert he has hallucinations. I hope to show in the following pages that the clairaudient is right."

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows some indications of shelfwear and rubbing, particularly on high points. Part of the gilt title on the front cover has worn away as has a part of the title on the spine. There is a partial crack in the back hinge. The pages show some light age toning though they remain clear and legible throughout.
Lot 4011

$25

Book Details: This group features vintage and antique books on books and literary history.

There are 14 volumes in this group, including: an author signed copy of “Deadlines: Being the Quaint, the Amusing, the Tragic, Memoirs of a News-Room” by Henry Justin Smith; an author signed copy of “Josslyn: The Story of an Incorrigible Dreamer” by Henry Justin Smith; and a limited edition copy of “The Round Table” by James Russell Lowell.

Additionally, this group features a box set of modern reprints of the original Eclectic Reader series including "The Eclectic First Reader" to "The Eclectic Fourth Reader" as well as "The Eclectic Pictorial Primer"; "The Eclectic Progressive Speller"; and "The Eclectic Primer."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 4012

$20

Book Details: This group features vintage and antique volumes on American History.

There are 6 volumes in this group, including: “The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism” by Upton Sinclair; “The Strange Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt: A History of the Roosevelt-Delano Dynasty, America's Royal Family” which includes a piece of antique newsprint providing contextual details about the work; and “The Strange Career of Mr. Hoover Under Two Flags” complete with its original dust jacket.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. "The Brass Check" appears to have lost one of its title pages and some publishing information. Additionally, the front hinge is cracked and there are some minor marginal markings in certain sections. Legibility is unaffected.

Lot 4013

$35

Book Details: This group of vintage/antique books features Russian History, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: an inscribed copy of "My Life in Russia's Service - Then and Now" by H.I.H the Grand Duke of Cyril; "Czarism and Revolution" by A. Goulevitch, translated from the French by N.J. Couriss; and "The Soul of the Russian Revolution" by Moissaye J. Olgin.

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Condition / Notes: These books show mild to moderate signs of age and wear.

"My Life in Russia's Service..." reveals a cracked and splitting hinge.
Lot 4014

$110

Book Details: This group features vintage and antique volumes on European History.

There are 7 volumes in this group, including: an author signed copy of “Allenby's Capture of Jerusalem the City of Undying Memories” by Evan Aneiren Watkins, 1933; a first printing of “Correspondent in Spain” by H. Edward Knoblaugh, 1937; and the scandalous text entitled “The Whispering Gallery: Leaves from the Diary of an Ex-Diplomat,” 1926, which has an anonymous author and features a piece of antique newsprint applied to the inside of the front board announcing the cancellation of further sales of this volume because of its salacious claims about world leaders.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.

Lot 4015

$55

Title: Comfort for the Jews
Author: Joseph Franklin Rutherford - Joseph Franklin Rutherford, also known as "Judge" Rutherford, was the second president of the incorporated Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. He played a primary role in the organization and doctrinal development of Jehovah's Witnesses which emerged from the Bible Student movement established by Charles Taze Russell. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: International Bible Students Association
City: Brooklyn, New York
Year: 1925
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This volume is bound by blue cloth boards emblazoned with its title decoratively drawn in gilt lettering. The spine features a gilt image of a star of David radiating light.

The Publishers' Forward to this volume describes the work and its author thus: "Judge Rutherford, known throughout the world as a friend of the Hebrew people, is vigorously supporting the claim of the Jews to the Holy Land. He is opposed to proselyting the Jews, holding that such is not only wrong but contrary to the Scriptures. His lectures to large audiences, which have been broadcast throughout the world, on 'JEWS RETURNING TO PALESTINE', have created an intense interest. There is a great demand for them in printed form. He has amplified these lectures and now presents them in book form. This volume will be of profound interest to Jews and Gentiles alike. It is the first unbiased presentation of the subject from the Scriptural viewpoint published."

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with only minor indications of age and wear including slight soiling and rubbing. The pages show some slight age toning though they remain legible and clear throughout. The back endpaper bears a stamp which reads "Le Service Secret Universel Vehmgericht." This volume lacks the illustrated title page.
Lot 4016

$35

Book Details: This group features vintage and antique books on books and literary history.

There are 9 volumes in this group, including: an author signed copy of “Suspended Judgments: Essays on Books and Sensations” by John Cowper Powys; an author signed copy of “The Publishing Experience” by Cass Canfield; a Limited Editions Club volume entitled "The Ideal Book: Two Essays Jointly Awarded the Prize Offered by the Limited Editions Club for the Best Essay Upon the Subject" which features a prospectus and limitation number; and a first edition set of 2 volumes entitled “Joseph Conrad Life and Letters.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.

Lot 4017

$25

Book Details: This group features decorative antique volumes of literature.

There are 10 volumes in this group, including: “Mosses from an Old Manse” by Nathaniel Hawthorne; “Ora, the Lost Wife” by Bella Z. Spencer; and “Our Mutual Friend” by Charles Dickens featuring Victorian gilt bindings.

Additionally, this group features 4 uniformly half leatherbound volumes of the works of George Elliot with marbled paper boards that include titles such as "Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe"; "Felix Holt, the Radical"; and "The Mill on the Floss."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. Some volumes are partially disbound or have cracked hinges. The texts in this group show moderate to significant signs shelfwear and rubbing. Each volume in the 2 volume set of "The Prose Works of John Milton" bears ex-library indications.

Lot 4018

$25

Title: Love Me Do: The Beatles' Progress
Author: Michael Braun
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
City: Harmondsworth/Middlesex England
Year: 1964
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 140 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: This paperback volume features 32 pages of photographs of The Beatles. Published in 1964 at the height of "Beatlemania," the text chronicles the young rising stars of Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr in their prime.

A note on the back cover mentions that "for copyright reasons this edition is not for sale in the U.S.A. or Canada."

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Condition / Notes: This volume displays nicely despite some indications of age and wear. The high points show moderate signs of shelfwear. One of the photograph pages has come loose thought there are no signs of loss. The pages are age toned though the text remains legible and clear.
Lot 4019

$120

Title: Fantasy Sketches
Author: Maurice Sendak - Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," first published in 1963. Born to Jewish-Polish parents, Sendak's childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Sendak also wrote works such as "In the Night Kitchen" and "Outside Over There." He illustrated many works by other authors including the "Little Bear" books by Else Holmelund Minarik. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: The Philip H. & A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1970
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: This paperback volume of illustrations is signed by its author, the famed illustrator and writer Maurice Sendak.

The first page of the book appears to be inscribed "For Ruthe Rutherford" and bears Sendak's signature.

The colophon page of this text states "This book was first published on the occasion of an exhibition of original drawings and other materials illustrating the art of Maurice Sendak at the Philip H. & A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation."

The book features various illustrations and sketches by Sendak.


Condition / Notes: This volume displays nicely with only minor indications of age and wear. There is some minor toning on the edges of the cover and slight signs of shelf wear on the high points. The illustrations and signature in this volume are clear and legible.
Lot 4020

$60

Book Details: This group of collectible erotica features issues of Penthouse Magazine and Penthouse Variations dating between 1975 and 2017.

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Condition / Notes: These magazines display a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 4021

$35

Title: The Life Work of Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant
Author: Guy de Maupassant - Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents.

"A protégé of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouement. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. The story "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat", 1880) is often accounted his masterpiece. His most unsettling horror story, "Le Horla" (1887), was about madness and suicide." (Courtesy WIkipedia).



, Paul Bourget - Paul Charles Joseph Bourget was a French novelist and critic. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: St. Dunstan Society
City: Akron, Ohio
Year: 1903
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 17 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This antique ten-volume set is bound in blue cloth covered boards with paper labels on the spine cover. Each volume is adorned with a half-title page for the set as well as an individual title page for the corresponding volume/work. Each volume is also adorned with a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Volume 1 features a limited edition plate stating this volume to be number 123 of 1000 copies with stamped signature by the artist, Robert Amos. The set features Guy de Maupassant's short stories for which he is most known, as well as his other writings.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with age toning, rubbing and edgewear to the boards. Volume 6 shows chipping to the spine cover with some lack of material. The interior pages show well with light age toning.
Lot 4022

$15

Title: The Life Work of Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant
Author: Guy de Maupassant - Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents.

"A protégé of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouement. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. The story "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat", 1880) is often accounted his masterpiece. His most unsettling horror story, "Le Horla" (1887), was about madness and suicide." (Courtesy WIkipedia).



, Paul Bourget - Paul Charles Joseph Bourget was a French novelist and critic. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: M Walter Dunne, Publisher
City: New York and London
Year: 1903
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Full Set: No
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: This antique ten-volume set is bound in blue cloth covered boards with paper labels on the spine cover. Each volume is adorned with a half-title page for the set as well as an individual title page for the corresponding volume/work. Each volume is also adorned with a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Volume 1 features a limited edition plate stating this volume to be number 123 of 1000 copies with stamped signature by the artist, Robert Amos. The set features Guy de Maupassant's short stories for which he is most known, as well as his other writings.
Condition / Notes: This antique set features volumes number 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 15, 16, & 17. The exteriors show mild to moderate signs of age/wear with edgewear to the spine cover and rubbing/loss of material to the spine labels. The interior pages show light age toning.
Lot 4023

$30

Book Details: This group of books features history of the Finger Lakes Region, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Forgotten Stories of the Finger Lakes;" "The County Between the Lakes;" "Interlaken Oral History Project: Interviews with residents about life and times of the area 1900-1950 including the history of the Hallstead Canning Company;" "The Peopling of Tompkins County: A Social History;" "Cornell in Pictures: 1868-1954;" and "Jerusalem to Golden: An Historical Novel of the Finger Lake Country of New York"(Frederick H. Hitchcock, New York: 1936).

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates.
Lot 4024

$20

Book Details: This group features antique volumes of Historical Fiction on the American West.

There are 9 volumes in this group, including: a paperback text entitled “Outlaw's End” by Gerald E. Moore; “Old COvered Wagon Show Days as Told by Bob Barton to G. Ernest Thomas” complete with its original dust jacket; and “Brass Commandments” by Charles Alden Seltzer and complete with its original dust jacket.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. Some dust jackets show partial marginal tears and chipping high points.

Lot 4025

$15

Book Details: This group features collectible vintage and antique volumes on the history of England.

There are 8 volumes in this group, including: “The Natural History of Selborne”; “Swakeleys, Ickenham, Being the Thirteenth Monograph of the London Survey Committee”; and “The Big Smoke: A History of Air Pollution in London Since Medieval Times.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. The title "The Natural History of Selborne" has cracked bindings though there are no signs of loss. "Swakeleys, Ickenham" has a cracked front hinge.

Lot 4026

$35

Book Details: This group features decorative antique children's literature.

There are 8 volumes in this group, including: “Little Lord Fauntleroy” by Frances Hodgson Burnett featuring Victorian gilt bindings; “Through a Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll; "Two Little Confederates" by Thomas Nelson Page; "A Child's History of England" by Charles Dickens and “A Child's Garden of Verses” by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.

Lot 4027

$20

Book Details: This group features antique volumes on the history of Maine.

There are 4 volumes in this group: “Maine: A History, Volume 1”; “Maine: A History, Volume 2”; "Maine: A History, Biographical" and “History of the Maine State College and the University of Maine.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. "Maine: A History" is originally in 3 volumes. Available here are Volumes 1 and 2 along with a separate Biographical volume. The third volume is not included in this group.

Lot 4028

$150

Book Details: This group is composed of antique volumes of antisemitic literature.

There are 7 volumes in this group, including: “The American Jew: An Expose of His Career,” 1888; “The Archko Volume; or, The Archeological Writings of the Sanhedrim and Talmuds of the Jews,” 1905; and “A World Problem: Jews-Poland-Humanity, a Psychological and Historical Study,” 1920, which includes a 1935 copy of the vilely antisemitic "Protocols of Zion" affixed to its back board.

Most of these volumes are virulently antisemitic though there are 2 texts in this group written by Jewish authors that are not intended to be antisemitic screeds: "Jewish Influence in Modern Thought" by A.A. Roback, and "Antisemitism: Its History and Causes" by Bernard Lazare.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. Some volumes have partially cracked hinges. "The Archko Volume" bears a stamp on its front endpaper which reads "Le Service Secret Universel Vehmgericht." There are some markings in red pencil in certain passages of "Jewish Influence in Modern Thought."
Lot 4029

$20

Book Details: This group features decorative antique volumes on the history of London.

There are 6 volumes in this group, including: “London's Underworld”; “London Survivals: A Record of the Old Buildings and Associations of the City”; and “Londinium Architecture and the Crafts.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. Some volumes are partially disbound or have cracked hinges.

Lot 4030

$90

Book Details: This group consists of the volumes of literature shown in the corresponding images. Titles and authors include: "The Autocracy of Mr. Parham" by H.G. Wells; "The Last Puritan" by George Santayana; "The Recording Angel" by Corra Harris; "Miss Petticoat" by Dwight Tilton; "The Novels, Tales, and Sketches of J.M. Barrie"; "Christmas Stories" and "Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens; Goethe; "A Border Shepherdess" by Amelia E. Barr; "Roger Ascham's Works"; "Long After Summer" by Robert Nathan; "Her Letter" by Bret Harte; "The Riddle of the Spinning Wheel"; "Bunk" by W.E. Woodward; "If I Were a Girl Again"; "The Moderns"; and more.

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Condition / Notes: These books display a range of age and wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and attachments.
Lot 4031

$45

Title: Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son; with Some Account of His Life
Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope - Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, was a British statesman, diplomat, man of letters, and an acclaimed wit of his time. He was born in London to Philip Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Chesterfield, and Lady Elizabeth Savile, and known as Lord Stanhope until the death of his father, in 1726. Despite having been an accomplished essayist and epigrammatist in his time, Lord Chesterfield's literary reputation today derives almost entirely from "Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman" (1774) and "Letters to His Godson" (1890), books of private correspondence and paternal and avuncular advice, which he never intended for publication. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: C.A. Hinkley
City: New York
Year: 1824
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.75"
Book Details: This leatherbound 3 volume set features the famed letters of Lord Chesterfield to his son.

The text itself, as described by Wikipedia, "comprises a thirty-year correspondence in more than four hundred letters. Begun in the 1737 and continued until the death of his son in 1768, Chesterfield wrote mostly instructive communications about geography, history, and classical literature, - with later letters focusing on politics and diplomacy - and the letters themselves were written in French, English, and Latin, in order to refine his son's grasp of the languages. As a handbook for worldly success in the 18th century, the Letters to His Son give perceptive and nuanced advice for how a gentleman should interpret the social codes that are manners." [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: Each of these volumes has partially cracked front and back hinges and displays moderate signs of shelfwear and rubbing. The spine and binding in each text is intact and solid. The pages of each volume show moderate to significant indications of age toning and foxing. There is a bookplate on the front paste-down and front free endpaper of each volume. There are some pencil markings through all 3 texts though they do not significantly impede legibility. The text itself is legible throughout each volume.
Lot 4032

$130

Title: The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle: The J & J Collection
Author: Hugh Moss - Hugh Moss' father was one of London's leading twentieth-century dealers in Asian art. In the early 1960s Hugh joined his father's company, Sydney L. Moss, Ltd, and in 1968 set up his own London gallery. In 1975 he established himself in Hong Kong, representing some of the best Chinese artists working outside mainland China. He has since become a well-known painter and calligrapher, working under his studio name ('The Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat') within the Chinese contemporary ink movement. He is acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts in Chinese snuff bottle, scholarly works of art and modern paintings. [Courtesy Profile Books], Ka Bo Tsang - Ka Bo Tsang was curator of Chinese pictorial art [in the Royal Ontario Museum], she has published internationally on highlights from the ROM's collections and on symbolism in Chinese art. Her research interests range from Chinese fans, portraits, blue-and-white textiles to Chinese embroideries. She continues her study of the ROM's Chinese collections as a Research Associate. [Courtesy Royal Ontario Museum], Victor Graham
Publisher: Weatherhill, Inc.
City: New York/Tokyo
Year: 1993
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 13.75"
Book Details: Both volumes in this 2 volume set fit comfortably together in their decorative slipcase. Volume 1 is signed and inscribed by co-author and artist Hugh Moss. The texts are bound by black cloth covered boards with the title printed in decorative red ink on the cover and spine.

The text itself catalogues and describes in detail the intricacies of Chinese snuff bottles through history. The accompanying images display the beauty and depth of these works of art.

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Condition / Notes: These 2 volumes display nicely with only minor indications of age and wear. The front hinge of Volume 1 is cracked. The front boards and slipcase display minor signs of rubbing and shelfwear. The glossy pages show boldly and the colors are bright and vivid.
Lot 4033

$35

Book Details: This group of vintage and antique books features Philosophy & Politics, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "American Labor Press Directory" by the Labor Research Department of the Rand School of Social Science; "The Ethical Religion of Zoroaster" by Miles Menander Dawson, with original dust jacket; and "World Corporation" by King Camp Gillette.

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Condition / Notes: These books show mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
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