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Auction Description for National Book Auctions: Books and Ephemera - Civil War, Ephemera, Signed, etc.
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In addition to bidding over the Artfact Live platform, absentee and phone bidding is available by contacting National Book Auctions directly either by email at mail@nationalbookauctions.com or calling 1-607-269-0101. Preview open from 10:00am until noon on auction day, or by appointment. Our gallery is located at 1429 Danby Road (Route 96B) in Ithaca, NY, 14850.
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This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select ephemera and collectibles. Highlighted is a quantity of desirable books dating back to the 16th century. We will also sell a sizable personal library of art history and reference works. Ephemera pieces are led by a broad selection of rare antique sheet music and photographs, including numerous tintypes and albums.

Antique and rare books and sets in this catalog feature numerous titles, many in fancy and decorative bindings. Among the earliest examples are the 1552 printing of Raffaello Maffei's "Commentatorum Urbanorum Raphaelis Volaterrani ," bound in vellum and including woodcuts, a 1542 edition of Pliny's "Caecilii Secundi Novocomensis Epistolarum Libri Decem," and a 1527 French printing of the landmark medical work, "Les Aphorismes D'hyppocrate," bound in vellum. Numerous other specimens from the 17th through 19th centuries are also included in the catalog. Other rare titles include the 1740 first edition of Antonio Zanetti's "Delle Antiche Statue Greche e Romane" with engraved plates, and J. B. Bourguignon d'Anville's 1815 printing of the "Atlas and Geography of the Antients," featuring color fold-out maps. Modern first editions and signed works include titles by celebrated authors such as Aldous Huxley, Michener, Pearl S. Buck, Bukowski, Upton Sinclair, Asimov, Nabakov and Joyce, to name a few.

Pleasing estate collections include a sizable group of art reference & history titles, along with a variety of books, magazines and ephemera items published during or about, the American Civil War, led by bound compilations of "Harper's Weekly" and "Leslie's." Additional offerings include antique medical, Americana, Civil War, Quaker history, books-on-books, vintage and antique children's and many other subjects.

Found throughout this catalog are worthy lots of ephemera and collectibles. Ephemera is highlighted by antique sheet music including Gilbert and Sullivan first printings and vivid themes such as the Civil War and black Americana. Other ephemera lots include antique maps & atlases, scrapbooks, postcards, Victorian chromolithographs, advertising, travel-related, original antique correspondence, antique photographs, magazines, pin-up art, and other genres. Collectibles include antique lighting, printing plate blocks, a Victorian walnut hall stand, a glass beaded purse, an 1834 embroidered sampler and a variety of other select offerings.

Books and Ephemera - Civil War, Ephemera, Signed, etc.

by National Book Auctions

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475 lots | 474 with images

October 13, 2013

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2V S. C. Carpenter MEMOIRS OF THE HON. THOMAS JEFFERSON 1809 First Edition Antique US History Federalist Views Diatribe 3rd US President

Lot 1001: 2V S. C. Carpenter MEMOIRS OF THE HON. THOMAS JEFFERSON 1809 First Edition Antique US History Federalist Views Diatribe 3rd US President

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Description: Title: Memoirs of the Hon. Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, Vice-President, and President of the United States of America: Containing a Concise History of Those States, from the Acknowledgment of Their Independence. With a View of the Rise and Progress of French Influence and French Principles in That CountryAuthor: Stephen Cullen CarpenterPublisher: Printed for the PurchasersCity: New YorkYear: 1809Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 6" Height: 8.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in quarter green leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Dark green cloth boards show rubbing. Spines display edgewear and minor chipping. Boards also have wear to edge and lightly bumped corners minor loss of material. Bindings are firm. Age-toned pages exhibit foxing and occasional water markings at margins.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

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John D. Fisher DESCRIPTION OF THE DISTINCT CONFLUENT & INOCULATED SMALL POX 1829 First Edition Antique Medicine Hand-Colored Engraved Plates

Lot 1002: John D. Fisher DESCRIPTION OF THE DISTINCT CONFLUENT & INOCULATED SMALL POX 1829 First Edition Antique Medicine Hand-Colored Engraved Plates

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Description: Title: Description of the Distinct, Confluent, and Inoculated Small Pox, Varioloid Disease, Cow Pox, and Chicken PoxAuthor: John D. FisherPublisher: Wells and LillyCity: BostonYear: 1829Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: iv/73 pagesWidth: 11.5" Height: 13.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebacked. Book has new light brown cloth spine with printed paper spine label. Original paper-covered boards show soiling and staining, with rubbing to covers and edges of boards. Outside corners display minor loss of material. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Pages exhibit a few minor spots and faint smudging at margins. Work is illustrated with 13 tissue-guarded hand-colored engraved. plates depicting the progression of small pox. All called-for illustrations are present.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

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Vladimir Nabokov BEND SINISTER 1947 First Printing In Scarce Dust Jacket Dystopian Novel American Literature

Lot 1003: Vladimir Nabokov BEND SINISTER 1947 First Printing In Scarce Dust Jacket Dystopian Novel American Literature

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Description: Title: Bend SinisterAuthor: Vladimir Nabokov - Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist. Nabokov's first nine novels were in Russian. He then rose to international prominence as a writer of English prose. He also made serious contributions as a lepidopterist and chess composer.Nabokov's "Lolita" (1955) is his most famous novel, and often considered his finest work in English. It exhibits the love of intricate word play and synesthetic detail that characterised all his works. The novel was ranked at No. 4 in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels. "Pale Fire" (1962) was ranked at No. 53 on the same list. His memoir, "Speak, Memory," was listed No. 8 on the Modern Library nonfiction list. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times, but never won it.ContentsPublisher: Henry Holt and CompanyCity: New YorkYear: 1947Printing Information: First PrintingBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 242 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 8.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this dystopian novel.Volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear, with minor white spotting to top edge of front cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear, with very small circular stain at lower left corner of front panel. Rear panel of jacket has photograph of 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

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Edward Dicey SIX MONTHS IN THE FEDERAL STATES 1863 First Edition English Journalist's Account Of American Civil War & Political Culture Decorative Leather Binding

Lot 1004: Edward Dicey SIX MONTHS IN THE FEDERAL STATES 1863 First Edition English Journalist's Account Of American Civil War & Political Culture Decorative Leather Binding

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Description: Title: Six Months in the Federal StatesAuthor: Edward Dicey - Edward James Stephen Dicey was an English writer, journalist, and editor.Born at Claybrook Hall, Leicestershire, Dicey was the son of Thomas Edward Dicey, owner of the Northampton Mercury, and Anne Mary, née Stephen. He was the brother of Albert Venn Dicey.He spent two years at King's College, London, before attending Trinity College, Cambridge; during his time there he was President of the Cambridge Union during Michaelmas term 1853, and took mathematical and classical honours. After a brief but unsuccessful period as a businessman, he gravitated towards writing and became an active journalist, specializing in foreign affairs. Starting in 1860 he was a regular contributor to The Spectator, and in 1862 he became a member of the staff of the Daily Telegraph. During the 1860s he traveled extensively throughout Europe, and he journeyed to the United States and the Near East; these experiences were not only the source of his reporting, but served as the basis of a number of books as well.After three months in 1870 as editor of the Daily News, Dicey was named editor of the Sunday weekly The Observer. He served as the editor of The Observer for nearly two decades, giving the newspaper a scholarly tone but doing little to boost its small circulation. He maintained his interest in international affairs and continued his travels abroad, particularly to Eastern Europe and Egypt. A Liberal from his early years, he broke with the party over the issue of Home Rule in the mid-1880s and became a Liberal Unionist. He was created CB in 1886.After leaving the editorship of The Observer in 1889, Dicey continued contributing occasional pieces to the newspaper, as well as to other publications. He was a major contributor to the Empire Review, for which monthly magazine he wrote some of the shrewdest foreign affairs commentary of the first decade of the new century. In particular, Dicey was strongly critical of the anti-German currents of the day. A great admirer of the progress the German Empire had made under the rule of Wilhelm II, Dicey saw Germany as England's natural ally and argued in favour of an alliance between the two countries.The brother of noted jurist A. V. Dicey, he was called to the bar himself in 1875, and became a bencher of Gray's Inn in 1896, serving as its treasurer from 1903 until 1904. Dicey died at Gray's Inn, London in 1911 and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, LondonPublisher: Macmillan & Co.City: LondonYear: 1863Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 5.25" Height: 7.5"Book Details: "In the early part of last year I went out to America as special correspondetn of Macmillan's Magazine and the Spectator newspaper, and returned last autumn, after the failure of the Peninsular expedition. Accidental circumstances have delayed the appearance of this work; but the course of events since I left America has only confirmed the views which I formed during my residence there. The facts and reasons on which these views were formed I have endeavoured to relate in these volumes." (from author's preface).Chapter headings: The American Press, The Free Negro, State Constitutions, Wendell Phillips, The Proclamation & The Border States, Stanton, Glimpses of Slavery, Western Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Chicago, Boston, The New England Abolitionists, Concord, The Defeat at Chickahominy, etc.Condition / Notes: Antique set is nicely bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered red leather spine labels and elaborate gilt ornamental designs. Books show mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Edges and endpapers are marbled. This set has no half titles or advertisements. First volume has the following inscription on blank page opposite title page: "James G. Montgomery / from / John Leake / On his leaving Eton / Election 1866."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

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4V N. Hooke THE ROMAN HISTORY FROM THE BUILDING OF ROME TO THE RUIN OF THE COMMONWEALTH 1737-1771 Plates Fold-Out Maps

Lot 1005: 4V N. Hooke THE ROMAN HISTORY FROM THE BUILDING OF ROME TO THE RUIN OF THE COMMONWEALTH 1737-1771 Plates Fold-Out Maps

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Description: Title: The Roman History from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the CommonweathAuthor: Nathaniel Hooke - Nathaniel Hooke was an English historian.He was the eldest son of John Hooke, serjeant-at-law, and nephew of Nathaniel Hooke the Jacobite politician. He is thought by John Kirk to have studied with Alexander Pope at Twyford School, and to have formed a lifelong friendship there.He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn 6 February 1702. Caught up in the South Sea Bubble, he sought patronage. He dedicated to the Earl of Oxford a translation from the French of Andrew Michael Ramsay's "Life of Fenelon" (published in 1723), London. Other patrons were Hugh Hume-Campbell, 3rd Earl of Marchmont, Richard Onslow, 1st Baron Onslow, Francois Fenelon, Pope, George Cheyne, and William King, principal of St. Mary Hall, Oxford.When Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough required help with her memoirs, Hooke was recommended to her. He accordingly waited upon the aged duchess while she was still in bed; on his arrival she caused herself to be lifted up, and continued speaking for six hours without notes. Hooke resided in the house until the completion of the work, which appeared in 1742 under the title of "An Account of the Conduct of the Dowager Duchess of Marlborough from her first coming to Court to the year 1710." Hooke received from the duchess £5,000. During his time with her she commissioned him to negotiate with Pope for the suppression, for payment of £3,000, of the character of "Atossa" in his "Epistles." Owen Ruffhead stated ("Life of Pope") that the duchess took a sudden dislike to Hooke because he attempted to convert her to Catholicism. John Whiston, however, asserted that at her death she left £500 a year to Hooke and David Mallet to write the history of the late Duke.It was Hooke who brought a Catholic priest to take Pope's confession on his deathbed. Hooke was also friendly with Martha Blount, who left a legacy to Miss Elizabeth Hooke. Hooke died at Cookham, Berkshire, on 19 July 1763, and was buried in Hedsor churchyard, where a tablet with a Latin inscription to his memory was put up at the expense of his friend Frederick Irby, 2nd Baron Boston, in 1801.William Warburton described Hooke as "a mystic and quietist, and a warm disciple of Fenelon." Pope suggested that Hooke and Conyers Middleton were the only two contemporary prose-writers whose works were worth consulting by an English lexicographer.Hooke's "Roman History, from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth" (4 vols., London, 1738-1771, 4to), suggested itself to him while he was preparing an index to the English translation of Francois Catrou and Pierre Julien Rouille's "Roman History." The first volume was dedicated to Pope, and introduced by "Remarks on the History of the Seven Roman Kings, occasioned by Sir Isaac Newton's Objections to the supposed 244 years of the Royal State of Rome." The second volume is dedicated to the Earl of Marchmont, and to it are annexed the Capitoline marbles, or consular calendars, discovered at Rome during the pontificate of Pope Paul III in 1545. The third volume was printed under Hooke's inspection, but was not published until 1764, after his death. The fourth volume was published in 1771, edited by Gilbert Stuart. The whole work was frequently reprinted; the latest edition, in 6 vols. appeared in 1830. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Printed by James Bettenham and Sold by A. Bettesworith and C. Hitch and G. Hawkins / Printed by James Bettenham and Sold by C. Hitch and G. Hawkins / Printed by James Bettenham for J. and R. Tonson, G Hawkins and T. Longman / Printed for G. Hawkins and 6 othersCity: LondonYear: 1737/1745/1764/1771Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 4 Complete: YesWidth: 8.25" Height: 10"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt stamped spine labels and compartments with stamped gilt ornamentation. Rear board of first volume is detached. Spine edges display cracking. Covers show light soiling, scuffing and rubbing. Minor loss of material can be seen at ends of spine and outside corners of boards. Hinges are cracked. Endpapers and blank pages at front and rear of volumes have darkened edges. Pages may show a small amount of light foxing, but are otherwise clean and bright. This work has 14 engraved plates (including the four frontispieces) and 17 well-preserved fold-out maps.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $16.50

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3V Michael Ruse THE DARWIN COLLECTION 2003 First Edition Bibliography Works By/On Charles Darwin & Evolution Autograph Letters Color Photos

Lot 1006: 3V Michael Ruse THE DARWIN COLLECTION 2003 First Edition Bibliography Works By/On Charles Darwin & Evolution Autograph Letters Color Photos

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Description: Title: The Darwin CollectionAuthor: Michael RusePublisher: Heritage Bookshop Inc. / Maggs Bros. Ltd. / Bernard Quaritch Ltd.City: Los Angeles / LondonYear: 2003Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 3 Complete: YesWidth: 8.5" Height: 12"Book Details: This set documents the exhaustive collection formed by Chris and Michele Kohler. It is here fully described and illustrated in color. Michael Ruse has written the introduction to this edition. First volume contains a listing of works by Darwin. Second volume contains works on Darwin and evolution, with a title index. Third volume contains 152 autograph letters by Darwin and his circle.Condition / Notes: This is a scarce work recording probably the finest Darwin collection ever assembled.This set is bound in original green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spines and facsimile signature in gilt on front covers. Books are in excellent condition. There are a number of bright color photographic plates presenting items from the collection.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: $10.50

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John Rutty A METHODICAL SYNOPSIS OF MINERAL WATERS 1757 First Edition Antique Medicine Hydrotherapy Tables Abstracts Leather Binding

Lot 1007: John Rutty A METHODICAL SYNOPSIS OF MINERAL WATERS 1757 First Edition Antique Medicine Hydrotherapy Tables Abstracts Leather Binding

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Description: Title: A Methodical Synopsis of Mineral Waters, Comprehending the Most Celebrated Medicinal Waters, Both Cold and Hot, of Great-Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, and Italy, and Several Other Parts of the World. Wherein Their Several Impregnating Minerals Being Previously Described, and Their Characteristics Investigated, Each Water Is Reduced to Its Proper Genus; and, beside the Particular Analysis, the Virtues, Uses, and Abuses of the Water Are Described, in a Method Entirely New. Interspersed with Tables, Tending To Throw a Light upon This Indicate Subject; and Abstracts of the Principal Authors Who Have Treated of Mineral Waters; and the Accounts, Dispersed in the Acts of Most of the Learned Societies in Europe, Are Collected and Properly DigestedAuthor: John Rutty - John Rutty was a Dublin Quaker physician and naturalist born in Melksham. He was the author of many texts including "A methodical synopsis of the Mineral Waters of Ireland" (1757) and "An Essay towards the Natural History of the County of Dublin" (1772). After his death his spiritual diary was published and the botanist William Henry Harvey named the genus Acanthaceae Ruttya after him.Publisher: Printed for William JohnstonCity: LondonYear: 1757Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xv, [49],104, [8],105-200, [8],201-310, [4],311-312, [4],313-386, [12],387-460, [12],461-484, [4],485-586, [8],587-658, [4],659-660, [8] p. ..Width: 9" Height: 10.75"Book Details: A major public study by John Rutty, a Dublin physician who received his medical education at Leiden.Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in old leather with raised bands, gilt ruling and gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with with rubbing to covers and and narrow cracking along front spine edge.Small dark area is visible near bottom of front cover. Spine joints and extremities display professional repairs. Binding is sound. Endpapers have darkened edges. Title page is printed in red and black. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. Errata page appears on verso on the title page. This work has numerous tables (of hard & soft waters, residua & salts, hard waters, salts and residua in Dublin, nitrous waters, salt springs, acid waters, alkaline waters, foreign baths, etc.). The final four leaves contain two indices. This book contains attractive head- and tail-pieces and rubricated initials. Clear signature of John McKinly, Wilmington [Delaware] can be seen on the title page.( Doctor McKinly was a veteran of the French and Indian War and was the first elected President of Delaware. He held various offices including Brigdier General of the Delaware Militia and Speaker of the Assembly. He was captured by the British and eventually exchanged for Wm. Franklin (Franklin's son.) He helped found the Delaware Medical Society and the Academy, which became the University of Delaware).For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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Charles Godfrey Leland GYPSY SORCERY AND FORTUNE-TELLING 1891 Author-Signed Limited Edition Antique Magic Romani Vignettes Decorative Binding

Lot 1008: Charles Godfrey Leland GYPSY SORCERY AND FORTUNE-TELLING 1891 Author-Signed Limited Edition Antique Magic Romani Vignettes Decorative Binding

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Description: Title: Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune-Telling: Illustrated by Numerous Incantations, Specimens of Medical Magic, Anecdotes and TalesAuthor: Charles Godfrey Leland - Charles Godfrey Leland was an American humorist and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Princeton University and in Europe.Leland worked in journalism, travelled extensively, and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics, publishing books and articles on American and European languages and folk traditions. Leland worked in a wide variety of trades, achieved recognition as the author of the comic "Hans Breitmann's Ballads," fought in two conflicts, and wrote what was to become a primary source text for Neopaganism half a century later, "Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches."Publisher: T. Fisher UnwinCity: LondonYear: 1891Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xvi//271 pagesWidth: 9.5" Height: 12"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition. This is copy number 50 of 150. Author's signature appears on limitation page. "Copiously illustrated by the author."Antique volume is bound in publisher's decorated vellum in black and red. Spine edges display narrow cracking. Outside corners are lightly bumped with minor loss of material. Binding is firm. Endpapers show foxing Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with frontispiece, decorative initial letters, textual illustrations and vignettes.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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William Shakespeare THE TRAGEDIE OF MACBETH 1952 Limited Edition Signed By Illustrator Mary Grabhorn Colored Woodcuts Decorative Binding

Lot 1009: William Shakespeare THE TRAGEDIE OF MACBETH 1952 Limited Edition Signed By Illustrator Mary Grabhorn Colored Woodcuts Decorative Binding

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Description: Title: The Tragedie of Macbeth with Portraits of the Players by Mary GrabhornAuthor: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including "Hamlet", "King Lear," "Othello," and "Macbeth", considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's.Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.Publisher: The Grabhorn PressCity: San FranciscoYear: 1952Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 85 pagesWidth: 10.25" Height: 14.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce artist-signed limited edition of this classic work. This is one of 180 copies. Mary Grabhorn's signature appears at bottom margin of first plate after title illustration. This volume is bound in quarter black leather over decoratively patterned green paper-covered boards. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Endpapers display darkening along hinges. Book dealer's pencil annotations can be seen at top of front flyleaf. Work is illustrated with 6 colored woodcuts. 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

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Valerius Maximus VALERII MAXIMI DICTORUM  FACTORUMQUE MEMORABILIUM LIBRI IX 1671 Antique Roman History Leather Binding

Lot 1010: Valerius Maximus VALERII MAXIMI DICTORUM FACTORUMQUE MEMORABILIUM LIBRI IX 1671 Antique Roman History Leather Binding

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Description: Title: Valerii Maximi dictorum factorumque memorabilium, libri IX.: Annotationibus, in usum studiosae juventutis, instar commentarii illustrati. Opera & Industria. Johannis Min-elliAuthor: Valerius Maximus - Valerius Maximus was a Latin writer and author of a collection of historical anecdotes. He worked during the reign of Tiberius (14 AD to 37 AD).Nothing is known of his life except that his family was poor and undistinguished, and that he owed everything to Sextus Pompeius (consul AD 14), proconsul of Asia, whom he accompanied to the East in 27. Pompeius was the center of a literary circle to which Ovid belonged; he was also an intimate friend of the most literary prince of the imperial family, Germanicus.His attitude towards the imperial household has often been misunderstood, and he has been represented as a mean flatterer of the same type as Martial. But, if the references to the imperial administration are carefully scanned, they will be seen to be extravagant neither in kind nor in number. Few will now grudge Tiberius, when his whole action as a ruler is taken into account, such a title as salutaris princeps, which seemed to a former generation a specimen of shameless adulation. The few allusions to Caesar's murderers and to Augustus hardly pass beyond the conventional style of the writer's day. The only passage which can fairly be called fulsome is the violently rhetorical tirade against Sejanus.The style of Valerius's writings seems to indicate that he was a professional rhetorician. In his preface he intimates that his work is intended as a commonplace book of historical anecdotes for use in the schools of rhetoric, where the pupils were trained in the art of embellishing speeches by references to history. According to the manuscripts, its title is Nine Books of Memorable Deeds and Sayings. The stories are loosely and irregularly arranged, each book being divided into sections, and each section bearing as its title the topic, most commonly some virtue or vice, or some merit or demerit, which the stories in the section are intended to illustrate.Most of the tales are from Roman history, but each section has an appendix consisting of extracts from the annals of other peoples, principally the Greeks. The exposition exhibits strongly the two currents of feeling which are intermingled by almost every Roman writer of the Empire-the feeling that the Romans of the writer's own day are degenerate creatures when confronted with their own republican predecessors, and the feeling that, however degenerate, the latter-day Romans still tower above the other peoples of the world, and in particular are morally superior to the Greeks.The author's chief sources are Cicero, Livy, Sallust and Pompeius Trogus, especially the first two. Valerius's treatment of his material is careless and unintelligent in the extreme; but in spite of his contusions, contradictions and anachronisms, the excerpts are apt illustrations, from the rhetorician's point of view, of the circumstance or quality they were intended to illustrate. And even on the historical side we owe something to Valerius. He often used sources now lost, and where he touches on his own time he affords us some glimpses of the much debated and very imperfectly recorded reign of Tiberius.He is also a typical example of Silver Latin, a literary period often criticized for poor writers. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)Editor: Johann MinelliPublisher: Arnold LeersCity: RotterdamYear: 1671Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 20 + 554 pages + 26 pages of indexWidth: 3.5" Height: 5.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in contemporary stamped reddish leather boards, spine bands and elaborate borders on boards. Leather is somewhat dried with minor closed vertical crack to front board, corners and edges are somewhat rubbed, spine is worn with one small wormhole. Binding is firm. Text block has gilt edges with minor wear. Endpapers display darkening to edges. Previous owner's name and date of 1864 appear at top margin of front flyleaf. Pages are lightly toned, with scattered light foxing, occasional light smudging of text not affecting legibility, and faint liquid staining to upper corners of pages 493-504. Pages 235, 259, and 350 are misprinted as 135, 159, and 250, not affecting pagination. Ink underlining can be seen on page 64. Johann Minelli's commentary is printed in smaller type around the main text. Work is illustrated with engraved second title page and hand-colored title page vignette. Text is decorated with ornamental initial letters.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

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John Henry Eaton MEMOIRS OF ANDREW JACKSON 1828 First Edition Antique Americana Military History Creek War Campaigns 7th US President

Lot 1011: John Henry Eaton MEMOIRS OF ANDREW JACKSON 1828 First Edition Antique Americana Military History Creek War Campaigns 7th US President

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Description: Title: Memoirs of Andrew Jackson, Late Major-General and Commander in Chief of the Southern Division of the Army of the United StatesAuthor: John Henry Eaton - John Henry Eaton was an American politician and diplomat from Tennessee who served as U.S. Senator and as Secretary of War in the administration of Andrew Jackson. He was the youngest U.S. Senator in history, as he was 28 years old when he took his oath of office.Publisher: Charles EwerCity: BostonYear: 1828Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 334 pagesWidth: 3.75" Height: 6"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in brown cloth with stamped gilt library lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows minimal external war. Binding is tight. Fore edge has very small ink stain. Volume has new endpapers. Pages display scattered light foxing. Title page exhibits offsetting from frontispiece portrait of Andrew Jackson. 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

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9V Antique CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Black Beauty Gulliver's Travels Elizabeth S. Phelps Juliana H. Ewing Johnny Gruelle Raggedy Ann Andy

Lot 1012: 9V Antique CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Black Beauty Gulliver's Travels Elizabeth S. Phelps Juliana H. Ewing Johnny Gruelle Raggedy Ann Andy

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Description: Book Details: Sturdy classics form the backbone of this collection of antique children's literature, including three separate editions of "Black Beauty," "Gulliver's Travels," and two "Raggedy Ann" books. Other titles include "Baby Animals," "The Madonna of the Tubs," and "Jackanapes."To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items 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: $12.50

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Fritz Hoeber PETER BEHRENS 1913 First Edition Antique German Architecture & Design Max Liebermann Portrait B&W; Photos Plans

Lot 1013: Fritz Hoeber PETER BEHRENS 1913 First Edition Antique German Architecture & Design Max Liebermann Portrait B&W; Photos Plans

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Description: Title: Peter Behrens. Mit zweihunderfunfzig Abbildungen und einem Portrat des Kunstlers von Max LiebermannAuthor: Fritz HoeberPublisher: Georg Muller und Eugen RentschCity: MunichYear: 1913Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 249 pagesWidth: 10.75" Height: 13"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray paper-covered boards with green cloth spine with stamped gilt lettering. Bright stamped gilt lettering and ruling can be seen on front cover. Covers display uneven discoloration. Binding is detaching at title page. Title page and first page of foreword are detached. Initial signatures are detaching. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and plans.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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Marcel Gimond SCULPTURE 1935 Limited Edition Signed By Artist French Art Portraits Unbound Folios 10 Plates

Lot 1014: Marcel Gimond SCULPTURE 1935 Limited Edition Signed By Artist French Art Portraits Unbound Folios 10 Plates

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Description: Title: SculptureAuthor: Marcel Gimond - Marcel Gimond was a French sculptor born in the Ardeche region of France.Gimond first studied at the Beaux-Arts Academy in Lyon and was the student in turn of both Aristide Maillol and Auguste Rodin. Gimond was an influential Professor at the Paris Beaux -Arts until 1960. He was uniquely invited to exhibit his modelled busts at both the salon and with the surrealists.Garlanded with the Grand Prix National des Arts in 1957, Gimond, who was the son of a metal-worker is considered to be France's last great portraitist or sculptor of the bust. The possessor of a vast sculptural knowledge, Gimond was famed for his purified style which sought the permanence of forms beneath his subjects' individuality .Marcel Gimond maintained a concise critique of sculpture, and taught that monumentality in sculpture was universal throughout the civilizations of the world, in recognition of the varied sculptural achievements of Egyptian, Khmer, Sumerian or pre-Columbian art; holding that "Art is a language, the sole which has the privilege to be universal, and which, across frontiers, can unite all that which is not alien to humanity." .Gimond is known for his many Heads and Portraits of Political and Artistic figures and his distinctive bronze busts are to be seen in numerous museums in France, Luxembourg and in the National Portrait Gallery, London.Gimond's students include William McVey (Courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: PigeonnierCity: Saint Felicien-En-Vivarais, FranceYear: 1935Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: Other - see descriptionPagination: 72 pagesWidth: 11.75" Height: 15.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work signed by the renowned French sculptor. This is copy 31 of 110. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads " A mes amis (illegible name) / en souvenir de 25 ans / de fidele amitie / Gimond / le 5 octobre 1937."These are unbound folios in paper wrappers, with two glassine strips at top and bottom of inner spine. Wraps are somewhat toned at spine edges, with foxing to covers, and a coupled of closed tears to spine. Text introduction is printed in black and red. Edges of text block are rough. Leaves display foxing. Contains 10 plates, including portrait of the artist. Text is in French.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

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OFFICE DE SAINCTE MARIE MAGDELEINE 1645 Antique Liturgical Text In Elaborate Leather Binding Archbishop Of Paris Gondi Family Catherine De Boniface

Lot 1015: OFFICE DE SAINCTE MARIE MAGDELEINE 1645 Antique Liturgical Text In Elaborate Leather Binding Archbishop Of Paris Gondi Family Catherine De Boniface

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Description: Title: Office de Saincte Marie MagdeleineAuthor: Publisher: Pierre RocoletCity: ParisYear: 1645Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 79 pagesWidth: 5.25" Height: 7.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original elaborately gilt-stamped red leather by Rocolet with light brown leather flourishes, spine bands with patterned panels, pattern stamped on edges; somewhat darkened with a few scratches, corners somewhat rubbed, hinges partially cracked with some cracking to joints. Binding is sound. Book has marbled end-papers, all edges gilt, mounted woodcut frontispiece with minor wear, uneven light toning but clean, small light liquid stain on lower corner of first unnumbered pages, hand-ruled in light brown ink; small ink inscription on first page of dedicatory letter, small sticker on front paste-down labeled "12." Approbation on final page from the archbishop of Paris Jean Francois de Gondy [sic], of the Gondi family, who were financial partners of the Medici. No title page is present. Opens with a dedication letter to Madame Catherine de Boniface, "Baronne de la Pierre en Normandie, Dame de S. Maclou la riuiere, de Franconuille la Garenne, & d'autres lieux," with ink inscription describing her as the spouse of a Louis de Giffard, whom she had married in 1626. A unique and apparently unrecorded liturgical text, not listed in OCLC, with a beautiful binding. Text is in Latin.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

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Antique ESTATE EPHEMERA Jim Crow Black Americana Decorative Covers 1908 Hudson River Railroad Tunnels Chromolithograph Trade Cards Postcards Decorative Autograph Book Primer 1814 Byron

Lot 1016: Antique ESTATE EPHEMERA Jim Crow Black Americana Decorative Covers 1908 Hudson River Railroad Tunnels Chromolithograph Trade Cards Postcards Decorative Autograph Book Primer 1814 Byron

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Description: Details: Among the items in this collection of assort antique estate ephemera is a piece of Jim Crow Black Americana from 1897, sheet music called "Do Your Honey Do," written by Theodore Metz, composer of "It'll Be A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight." Also included are colorful Victorian chromolithograph trade cards and decorative postcards, and an advertising pen blotter with a celluloid cover printed with the likeness of an indian chief. A group of little books includes an 1814 pocket-sized edition of the poems of Lord Byron; an 1832 reading primer; a booklet illustrated with a ghost horse advertising mechanical farm equipment; and a 1908 pamphlet describing the newly completed railroad tunnels linking Manhattan and New Jersey, complete with photographs. An autograph book and a pad of lined paper have pretty covers but blank pages; and another pretty cover decorates an 1887 booklet on etiquette.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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Vintage Franklin Mint GUNS THAT WON THE WEST Historic Pewter Miniature Model Set Display Case

Lot 1017: Vintage Franklin Mint GUNS THAT WON THE WEST Historic Pewter Miniature Model Set Display Case

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Description: Details: In 1985, the Franklin Mint issued a series of miniature pewter replicas in their "The Guns That Won the West" collection. Here is the complete set, along with a handsome brass-trimmed mahogany fitted display case. Twenty-four rifles and pistols are modeled, and a booklet describes the history of each piece.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: This set is in excellent condition, but there is no key for the display case. The plexiglas on the case is scratched.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: $17.50

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500 Pc. Vintage & Antique POSTCARDS Christmas Birthday Valentines Greetings Novelty 1900s 1982 World's Fair Linen Midwest

Lot 1018: 500 Pc. Vintage & Antique POSTCARDS Christmas Birthday Valentines Greetings Novelty 1900s 1982 World's Fair Linen Midwest

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Description: Details: There are about 500 vintage and antique postcards in this lot. The lot is almost evenly split between antique cards from the first decade of the 20th century, and vintage linen-textured cards. A significant number of antique cards are Christmas, birthday, valentines, and other holiday greetings. About a dozen different cards show scenes from the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, TN. Some unusual scenes, such as cards from 1909 showing lion hunters in Africa and another showing a dramatic, nighttime view of the Battery in New York City, are part of this lot. Many cards are from Michigan (especially the Detroit area) and Ohio (especially Cleveland and Cincinnati)To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These cards are in fair to good condition. The edges on most are worn, and some are soiled. 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: $14.50

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3V Antique MEDICAL BOOKS Leather-Bound Human Physiology Dalton Carpenter Watson's Practice of Physic Mid-19th C.

Lot 1019: 3V Antique MEDICAL BOOKS Leather-Bound Human Physiology Dalton Carpenter Watson's Practice of Physic Mid-19th C.

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Description: Book Details: Three titles are in this lot of handsome, antique leather-bound medical books: "Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Physic," by Thomas Watson, MD (1851);"A Treatise on Human Physiology," by John C. Dalton, MD (1882); and "Principles of Human Physiology," by William D. Carpenter, MD (1853).To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are in generally good condition, with all pages intact and bindings firm. The leather is not dried out.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: $13.50

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William Combe THE SECOND TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX 1822 First US Edition Antique English Poetry Moralizing Verse Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates After Rowlandson

Lot 1020: William Combe THE SECOND TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX 1822 First US Edition Antique English Poetry Moralizing Verse Hand-Colored Aquatint Plates After Rowlandson

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Description: Title: The Second Tour of Doctor Syntaz, in Search of Consolation; A PoemAuthor: William Combe - William Combe was a British miscellaneous writer. His early life was that of an adventurer, his later was passed chiefly within the "rules" of the King's Bench Prison. He is chiefly remembered as the author of "The Three Tours of Dr. Syntax," a comic poem. His cleverest piece of work was a series of imaginary letters, supposed to have been written by the second, or "wicked" Lord Lyttelton. Of a similar kind were his letters between Swift and "Stella". He also wrote the letterpress for various illustrated books, and was a general hack.(Courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: H. C. Carey & I. LeaCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1822Printing Information: First US EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 1 Complete: NoPagination: 277 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 9.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first American edition. This book is practically unknown. Reese#9 lists the 1819 Philadelphia edition of the First Tour, and merely mentions this Second Tour. Bennett & Ebert list only the First Tour. This book is not listed in OCLC.Antique volume is bound in old leather, which has been nicely rebacked and now has bright gilt-stamped leather spine label. Original boards display moderate wear. Binding is firm. Endpapers have darkened edges. Pages exhibit foxing. Illustrated with 22 color plates by Rowlandson and 2 plates supplied in b&w facsimile.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

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James Joyce DUBLINERS 1925 Short Stories Modernist Prose Sketches Irish Literature

Lot 1021: James Joyce DUBLINERS 1925 Short Stories Modernist Prose Sketches Irish Literature

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Description: Title: DublinersAuthor: James Joyce - James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for "Ulysses" (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. Other major works are the short-story collection "Dubliners" (1914), and the novels "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (1916) and "Finnegans Wake" (1939). His complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters. Joyce was born to a middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; "Ulysses" in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of "Ulysses" he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying, "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal."Publisher: B. W. Huebsch, Inc.City: New YorkYear: 1925Printing Information: Other - see descriptionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 288 pagesWidth: 5.25" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a fourth printing, dated Feb. 1925. Antique volume is bound in original light green cloth with stamped dark green lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to spine cover and faint spotting to front and rear covers. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered foxing.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Antique ENGRAVED SHEET MUSIC Colored Decorative Robert Burns William Tell John Braham Historical Seward Battle of Trenton Portuguese Christmas Carol Napoleon Edwin Booth Patriotic

Lot 1022: Antique ENGRAVED SHEET MUSIC Colored Decorative Robert Burns William Tell John Braham Historical Seward Battle of Trenton Portuguese Christmas Carol Napoleon Edwin Booth Patriotic

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Description: Details: All of the antique sheet music in this collection dates from the early- to mid-19th century, and is engraved. Individual pieces include the anonymously published "Bonaparte's Coronation March," "The Newport Artillery's Grand Quick Step," by Richard B. Taylor; and "William Tell," by John Braham, an English tenor who had a long and successful career in the opera houses of Europe. Other notable inclusions are the incongruously titled "Hamlet Galop!," an "homage" to famed and wildly popular actor Edwin Booth; "The Greek Amazon," quite a few historical and patriotic pieces. One of these was dedicated to William Seward in 1860, probably in an effort to boost his chances for that year's Republican presidential nomination. Several of these have colorful, decorative covers.A sizable collection of piano pieces bound together includes a Christmas carol titled, "The Portuguese Hymn on the Nativity," with words in both Latin and English, which is known today as "O Come All Ye Faithful." Other selections include "The Battle of Prague Sonata" by Franz Kotzwara and "Bonnie Doon," a song anonymously set to a Robert Burns poem.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: This sheet music is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Note edge wear.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: $14.50

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2 Pc. Antique Large CIVIL WAR LITHOGRAPHS Winslow Homer Harper's Weekly Cavalry Infantry Battle Charge Union Army

Lot 1023: 2 Pc. Antique Large CIVIL WAR LITHOGRAPHS Winslow Homer Harper's Weekly Cavalry Infantry Battle Charge Union Army

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Description: Details: This lot contains two antique, Civil War lithographs based on drawings by Winslow Homer, most likely originally published in "Harper's Weekly." One depicts a cavalry charge, the other an infantry charge, and both date from 1862. These lithographs are mounted on foam core, matted, and protected by shrink wrap, so they are ready for framing or for retail. Matted size is 25.5" x 18.5".To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These pictures are in very good condition.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: $10.50

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4 Pc. Antique LARGE SHAKESPEARE ENGRAVINGS Boydell 1795 Tempest Measure for Measure Much Ado About Nothing Taming of the Shrew

Lot 1024: 4 Pc. Antique LARGE SHAKESPEARE ENGRAVINGS Boydell 1795 Tempest Measure for Measure Much Ado About Nothing Taming of the Shrew

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Description: Details: This lot contains four large, handsome engravings which illustrated Boydell's 1795 edition of Shakespeare's plays. The scenes depicted are from "The Tempest," "Measure for Measure," "Much Ado About Nothing," and "The Taming of the Shrew." These prints are matted, and are protected by foam board and shrink wrap. The largest print measures 29" x 24".To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These prints are in excellent condition.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: $14.50

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WASHINGTON'S POLITICAL LEGACIES 1800 First Edition Antique Americana Collection Of Primary Source Materials History Politics Biography

Lot 1025: WASHINGTON'S POLITICAL LEGACIES 1800 First Edition Antique Americana Collection Of Primary Source Materials History Politics Biography

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Description: Title: Washington's Political Legacies. To Which Is Annexed an Appendix Containing an Account of His Illness Death and the National Tributes of Respect Paid to His Memory. With a Biographical Outline of His Life and Character. - uncredited authorAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: Printed for John Russell and John WestCity: BostonYear: 1800Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 108 pages plus 14-page list of subscribersWidth: 5.25" Height: 8.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered black leather spine label and gilt ruling to spine. Front board is detaching. Rear spine edge is cracked, with string from binding showing. Minor loss of material is visible at head and foot as well as at corners.Text block is intact. Endpapers display darkening at edges. Previous owners' name are written on front pastedown. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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8V Collectible HISTORY, ART, PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY Dreams 18th C. Morocco 14th C. Europe Pre-Raphaelites Unamuno Aesthetics Karl Bitter Casaubon Enthusiasme

Lot 1026: 8V Collectible HISTORY, ART, PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY Dreams 18th C. Morocco 14th C. Europe Pre-Raphaelites Unamuno Aesthetics Karl Bitter Casaubon Enthusiasme

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Description: Book Details: Works of history, art, psychology, and philosophy are part of this group of collectible vintage non-fiction. Included is an outline of the history of aesthetics, a retrospective of the works of sculptor Karl Bitter, a history of the 14th century great famine in Europe, and a study of the Spanish philosopher Miguel de Unamuno. "Ruskin: Rossetti: Preraphaelitism" was written by the son of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and "Travail in an Arab Land" is a classic of Hebrew literature, the narrative of an 18th century Jew stranded in Morocco."A Treatise Concerning Enthusiasme," by Meric Casaubon, is a modern reprint of the 1656 second edition, and discusses five kinds of divine inspiration or supernatural power. "Dreams 1900-2000: Science, Art, and the Unconscious Mind" is also part of this lot.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items 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

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PROPHECIES OF ROBERT NIXON THE CELEBRATED CHESIRE PROPHET FROM LADY COWPER'S CORRECT COPY c1825 G. Cruickshank Color Frontispiece Leather Binding

Lot 1027: PROPHECIES OF ROBERT NIXON THE CELEBRATED CHESIRE PROPHET FROM LADY COWPER'S CORRECT COPY c1825 G. Cruickshank Color Frontispiece Leather Binding

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Description: Title: Prophecies of Robert Nixon, the Celebrated Cheshire Prophet from Lady Cowper's Correct Copy, in the Reign of Queen Anne. Also an Account of HIs Life and DeathAuthor: Robert Nixon - "Robert Nixon was a legendary prophet of Cheshire. Many accounts about him appear to be in conflict with each other.At least one account has Robert Nixon being born in c. 1467. In this account, he is the son of John Nixon during the time of Edward IV, who leased a farm in the parish of Over from Vale Royal Abbey. Another account of Nixon states that he was born during the reign of James I (1603-25) and that he was for some time in the service of Thomas Cholmondeley, master of Vale Royal after 1625.There are also two claimed homes for Robert Nixon: one says he was an illiterate boy who was born in Bark House on a hill between Over and Whitegate. Alternatively, another source claims Robert Nixon lived at Bridge House near the Forest of Delamere.He is the claimed source of various prophecies circulating in the early 18th Century and published in leaflet form.Some of his prophecies relate to Vale Royal Abbey." (Courtesay of Wikipedia)Publisher: Dean and MundayCity: LondonYear: circa 1825Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: [2], [7]-28 pagesWidth: 4.25" Height: 7"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is attractively bound in three-quarter leather by Riviere & Son, with marbled boards and endpapers. Book shows no external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled edges and endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a color frontispiece by George Cruikshank with caption "Nixon found starved at Death in the Palace, as he has foretold." Cohn 604 notes only one state, but there are two, priority unknown; this copy is the state with "Robert Nixon" on page [7] in solid type, &c. 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

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12V Antiquarian & Vintage THE SPECTATOR, AMERICAN HISTORY Addison & Steele Civil War Prisons Colonial Crafts Pioneers Andrew Jackson 1933 World's Fair

Lot 1028: 12V Antiquarian & Vintage THE SPECTATOR, AMERICAN HISTORY Addison & Steele Civil War Prisons Colonial Crafts Pioneers Andrew Jackson 1933 World's Fair

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Description: Book Details: Seven of the books in this antiquarian group are an 1819 reissue of "The Spectator," the daily published early in the 18th century, and famous for its incisive and influential essays Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. The rest of the lot presents aspects of American history: an early biography of Andrew Jackson, colonial arts and crafts in New England; "Prairie Vikings," documenting settlers and pioneers; and an 1867 Civil War account, "Life and Death in Rebel Prisons." Also included is the catalog to the exhibition of paintings and sculpture at the 1933 Century of Progress Chicago World's Fair.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Volume 8 of "The Spectator" is missing.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

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32 Pc. Vintage & Antique BOTANICAL PRINTS Hand-Colored Lithographs Fruit Garden Wild Flowers Pomology Victorian Chromolithographs

Lot 1029: 32 Pc. Vintage & Antique BOTANICAL PRINTS Hand-Colored Lithographs Fruit Garden Wild Flowers Pomology Victorian Chromolithographs

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Description: Details: Vintage and antique botanical pictures comprise this lot, all of them nicely matted on foam board and in shrink wrap, ready for framing or for retail. The pictures, which range in age, reflect different printing processes and pictorial styles, and include hand-colored lithographs and Victorian chromolithographs, as well as more modern techniques. Some of these prints were excised from antiquarian books. The pictures range in size from 12.5" x 14.5" to 6.25" x 9.5".This lot features several decorative sets of pictures similar in style, subject, or technique; for example, pictures of fruit or wildflowers.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These pictures are clean and in excellent condition.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: $14.50

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Antique POPULAR & CLASSIC COMPOSERS SHEET MUSIC 19th & Early 20th C. Black Americana L.M. Gottschalk P.G. Wodehouse Maceo Pinkard Jerome Kern Henry Creamer

Lot 1030: Antique POPULAR & CLASSIC COMPOSERS SHEET MUSIC 19th & Early 20th C. Black Americana L.M. Gottschalk P.G. Wodehouse Maceo Pinkard Jerome Kern Henry Creamer

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Description: Details: This collection of antique sheet music is organized around a small group of composers and/or lyricists, and most of it dates from period 1895-1927. The one exception is Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869), one of the first important American composers trained and writing in the classical tradition, whose works became very popular and a source of patriotic pride.Later artists include P.G. Wodehouse, Jerome Kern, and George Ade, and some of the early, breakthrough black popular composers, Maceo Pinkard, Henry Creamer, Bob Cole & James Johnson, and Benny Benjemen. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: This sheet music is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.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: $12.50

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2V William J. Robinson WOMAN: HER SEX & LOVE LIFE / BIRTH CONTROL 1936 Antique Eugenics

Lot 1031: 2V William J. Robinson WOMAN: HER SEX & LOVE LIFE / BIRTH CONTROL 1936 Antique Eugenics "Porfolio Of Illustrations" Dust Jackets Box

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Description: This auction lot includes the following group of titles:- Woman: Her Sex and Love Life by William J. Robinson - Dated 1936 by Eugenics Publishing CompanyAntique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped black lettering to covers. Book shows light external wear. Binding is cracked between pages 30 and 31 of the illustration section at rear of volume. Pages are clean and without markings. In addition to b&w illustrations at rear of volume, there are a small number of textual and full-page illustrations. Intact dust jacket displays mild shelfwear, with small tear at top of rear panel. This book and the second one in this lot are preserved in cardboard box.- Birth Control or the Limitation of Offspring by Prevenception by William J. Robinson - Dated 1936 by Eugenics Publishing Co., Inc.Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped black lettering to covers. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Dust jacket displays small tear at top right corner of front 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

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Vintage & Antique TRAVEL EPHEMERA Railroad Photograph Timetable Postcards RPPCs Souvenirs Las Vegas Adirondacks Palisades Park Mexico

Lot 1032: Vintage & Antique TRAVEL EPHEMERA Railroad Photograph Timetable Postcards RPPCs Souvenirs Las Vegas Adirondacks Palisades Park Mexico

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Description: Details: This collection of vintage and antique travel-related ephemera includes railroad material, including a large photograph of a locomotive and a restaurant menu from Mexico. Other souvenirs are from the Delaware Water Gap, the old Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, the Jungle Cruise in Silver Spring, Florida; the Adirondacks and Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey. Most of the 20-odd postcards are are also travel-related, but a few are handsome antique holiday or valentine cards, or real photo postcards (RPPCs). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items 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: $6.50

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106 Pc. Antique VICTORIAN TRADE CARDS Chromolithographs Jokes Children Flowers Jim Crow Black Americana Household Products

Lot 1033: 106 Pc. Antique VICTORIAN TRADE CARDS Chromolithographs Jokes Children Flowers Jim Crow Black Americana Household Products

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Description: Details: Colorful chromolithographs, bad jokes and puns, cute kids, and Jim Crow stereotypes are just some of the features of this collection of antique Victorian trade cards. Many different types of products are advertised, and some card sets are included.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: Most of these trade cards are in good or very good condition.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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5 Pc. Antique BLACK AMERICANA SHEET MUSIC Minstrel Show Blackface Jim Crow Era Civil War Colored Regiments Slavery Abolition Darkies Shew Fly

Lot 1034: 5 Pc. Antique BLACK AMERICANA SHEET MUSIC Minstrel Show Blackface Jim Crow Era Civil War Colored Regiments Slavery Abolition Darkies Shew Fly

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Description: Details: This collection of antique Black Americana sheet music reflects the racist stereotypes and tropes popular when it was published. Minstrel shows, sentimental songs about slavery, blackface, grotesque caricatures, and other Jim Crow conventions are in evidence. Songs include "Shew Fly!", arranged by Rollin Howard; "In the Bright Morning Light," by James M. Bland (who also wrote "Dem Golden Slippers"); "Jim Crow Jubilee," and a song in the character of a slave lamenting "Babolition." Several pieces describe "darky" experience. One piece, dated 1862, lampoons the newly-formed, all-volunteer colored regiments of the Union Army. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: This sheet music is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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4V Garnett / Gosse ENGLISH LITERATURE 1903-1904 First Edition Antique Literary History Color Plates Portraits Fold-Out Facsimiles Fancy Binding

Lot 1035: 4V Garnett / Gosse ENGLISH LITERATURE 1903-1904 First Edition Antique Literary History Color Plates Portraits Fold-Out Facsimiles Fancy Binding

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Description: Title: English Literature: An Illustrated Record in Four Volumes Author: Edmund Gosse - Sir Edmund William Gosse CB was an English poet, author and critic; the son of Philip Henry Gosse and Emily Bowes, Richard Garnett - Richard Garnett C.B. was a scholar, librarian, biographer and poet. He was son of Richard Garnett, an author, philologist (historical linguist) and assistant keeper of printed books in the British Museum.Born at Lichfield in England, and educated at a school in Bloomsbury, he entered the British Museum in 1851 (the year following his father's death) as an assistant librarian. In 1875, he became superintendent of the Reading Room, in 1881, editor of the General Catalogue of Printed Books, and in 1890 until his retirement in 1899, Keeper of Printed Books.His literary works include numerous translations from the Greek, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese; several books of verse; the book of short stories "The Twilight of the Gods" (1888, 16 stories; 12 stories added in the 1903 edition); biographies of Thomas Carlyle, John Milton, William Blake, and others; "The Age of Dryden" (1895); a "History of Italian Literature"; "English Literature: An Illustrated Record" (with Edmund Gosse); and many articles for encyclopaedias and the Dictionary of National Biography. He also discovered and edited some unpublished poems of Shelley ("Relics of Shelley," 1862) and edited the republication of the newly discovered poetry collection "Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire" in 1898. His poem "Where Corals Lie" was set to music by Sir Edward Elgar as part of Sea Pictures and was first performed in 1899. Long interested in astrology, in 1880 he published a monograph on the subject, "The Soul and the Stars," in the University Magazine under the peusdonym "A.G. Trent"; ill health prevented him from writing more on the subject. The writer, critic and editor Edward Garnett was his son, the translator Constance Garnett was his daughter-in-law, and the Bloomsbury Group writer David (Bunny) Garnett was his grandson.Publisher: The Macmillan CompanyCity: New YorkYear: 1903-1904Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 4 Complete: YesWidth: 8.25" Height: 11"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter dark blue leather with marbled blue paper-covered boards and bright stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Books shows light external wear, with small closed tear at head of spine of first volume and light wear at edges. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and bright. Richly illustrated with plates and in-text illustrations, which include facsimiles and portraits. A number of plates are in color, and there are several fold-out reproductions of manuscripts.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: $25.50

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Stephen Crisp SCRIPTURE TRUTHS DEMONSTRATED 1787 Antique Theology Society Of Friends English Quaker Doctrine Sermons Controversial Works

Lot 1036: Stephen Crisp SCRIPTURE TRUTHS DEMONSTRATED 1787 Antique Theology Society Of Friends English Quaker Doctrine Sermons Controversial Works

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Description: Title: Scripture Truths Demonstrated, in Thirty-Two Sermons, or Declarations of Stephen Crisp, Late of Colchester, in Essex, Deceased. Carefully Taken in Characters or Short-Hand, as They Were Delivered by Him at the Public Meeting-Houses of the People Called Quakers, in and about London. Faithfully transcribed and Published, together with His Prayers after SermonsAuthor: Stephen Crisp - Stephen Crisp, of Colchester, was a Quaker activist, "traveller in the Ministry" and prolific writer. He is credited with establishing the Quaker faith in the Low Countries (Holland). There was a Dutch expatriate community in Colchester and his mother and`second wife were Dutch. In 1683 he bought the ancient St. Helen's Chapel and gave it to Colchester QuakersPublisher: Printed and Sold by Joseph JamesCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1787Printing Information: First US EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 385 plus 1 page of table of contentsWidth: 5.25" Height: 8.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered red leather label and ruling to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and minor loss at extremities. Binding is firm. Blank preliminary pages are partially detached. Pages display sporadic light foxing. Very small wormhole(s) visible from page 275 on, with text marginally affected from page 375.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

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Edward Howe Forbush OUR AMERICAN GAME BIRDS c1917 Antique Hunting Color Plates From Paintings By Lynn Bogue Hunt Standard Loads

Lot 1037: Edward Howe Forbush OUR AMERICAN GAME BIRDS c1917 Antique Hunting Color Plates From Paintings By Lynn Bogue Hunt Standard Loads

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Description: Title: Our American Game BirdsAuthor: Edward Howe Forbush - Edward Howe Forbush was a noted Massachusetts ornithologist and a prolific writer, best known for his book Birds of New England.Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1858, he was a precocious naturalist. His family moved to West Roxbury, when he was seven. As an older child, he conducted field studies of area wildlife and also studied taxidermy. Once again, his family moved to Worcester, where he became a member of the Worcester Natural History Society, and began to publish the results of his studies. At the age of sixteen he was appointed Curator of Ornithology of the Society's museum.When he was nineteen, he mounted an expedition to Florida - this would be the first of many trips he took around the United States to study birds.In 1893, Forbush was appointed Ornithologist to the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture. His primary studies at this time were "economic ornithology" - that is, determining whether a given species of bird was beneficial or detrimental to agriculture.In 1908 he became the Massachusetts State Ornithologist.He was a founder of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He was also first president of the Northeastern Bird-Banding Association (now the Association of Field Ornithologists).His work "Birds of Massachusetts (and Other New England States)" is a three-volume set of books published 1925-1929 by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture. Title notwithstanding, it was and remains a valuable reference regarding not just New England birds but also in regard to ornithology of the Northeast and farther afield.He was also known for his studies of the Heath Hen and his attempts to save the species.He died in Westborough in 1929. His wife donated a glass case containing artistically arranged ornithological specimens to the Westborough Public Library, with a plaque reading: "Presented by Etta L. Forbush in memory of her husband Edward Howe Forbush. All specimens collected prepared and mounted by Mr. Forbush at the age of eighteen." In 1931, The Forbush Bird Club of Worcester, Mass., was established in his memory. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.,, Inc.City: WilmingtonYear: circa 1917Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 36 pagesWidth: 13.25" Height: 14.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and spotting to front cover. Binding is firm. Hinges have been reinforced. Very light foxing is visible on margins of initial plates. Small repair can be seen at bottom edge of verso of one plate. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with 18 bright color plates reproducing paintings by Lynn Bogue Hunt, with a descriptive text on versos by Edward Howe Forbush. Each text includes table entitled "Standard Loads of Du Pont Shotgun Powders."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

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Antique & Vintage ESTATE EPHEMERA Correspondence Envelopes Air Mail Postage Covers Bridge Tallies  Dance Card WWI & II Military Letters

Lot 1038: Antique & Vintage ESTATE EPHEMERA Correspondence Envelopes Air Mail Postage Covers Bridge Tallies Dance Card WWI & II Military Letters

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Description: Details: Many interesting items are part of this group of collectible vintage and antique ephemera, which includes correspondence, greeting cards, an art student's notebook, and many colorful, decorative bridge tallies.The correspondence, which is still in its original envelopes, dates from around 1902 through the 1940s. Many of the covers bear air mail stamps, and are from hotels in different western cities. At least one of the correspondents was in the Navy during World War II; and another letter is written on YMCA stationery from the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: This material is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items 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: $17.50

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2V Ernest T. De Wald THE ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE MANUSCRIPTS OF SEPTUAGINT 1941/1942 First Edition Byzantine Miniature Painting Plates

Lot 1039: 2V Ernest T. De Wald THE ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE MANUSCRIPTS OF SEPTUAGINT 1941/1942 First Edition Byzantine Miniature Painting Plates

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Description: Title: The Illustrations in the Manuscripts of the SeptuagintAuthor: Ernest T. De WaldPublisher: Princeton University PressCity: PrincetonYear: 1941/1942Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: NoPagination: 56 pages plus73 plates / 53 pages plus 58 platesWidth: 12.75" Height: 15.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volume edition of volume III of this work. This third volume bears the title "Psalms and Odes," with part I subtitled "Vaticanus Graecus 1927," and part II "Vaticanus Graecus 752."Antique set is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and pictorial design in gilt to front cover. Books are in excellent condition. Each volume contains plate section. Intact dust jackets show tears and minor foxing/smudging at edges.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50

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2V Antique Bound OPERATIC SCORES Sheet Music Jacques Offenbach La Grande-Duchesse La Perichole Comic Opera Bouffe

Lot 1040: 2V Antique Bound OPERATIC SCORES Sheet Music Jacques Offenbach La Grande-Duchesse La Perichole Comic Opera Bouffe

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Description: Book Details: There are two volumes of privately bound, antique sheet music in this lot. Dating from 1861 and 1868, these books are somewhat smaller than most sheet music compilations, and measure 7.75" x 11". They are bound in buckram and half-leather, and personalized with the name Cornelia D. Busteed. Both volumes contain the scores of comic operas by Jacques Offenbach: "La Grande-Duchesse" and "La Perichole."To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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FRANCISCI JUNII FRANCISCI FILII ETYMOLOGICUM ANGLICANUM 1743 Antique Landmark Etymological Study Of English Language Biography

Lot 1041: FRANCISCI JUNII FRANCISCI FILII ETYMOLOGICUM ANGLICANUM 1743 Antique Landmark Etymological Study Of English Language Biography

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Description: Title: Francisci Junii Francisci filii Etymologicum anglicanum. Ex autographo descripsit & accessionibus permultis auctum edidit Edwardus Lye A. M. Ecclesiae Parochialis de Yardley-Hastings in agro Northhamptoniensi Rector. Præmittuntur vita auctoris et Grammatica anglo-saxonicaAuthor: Franciscus Junius - Franciscus Junius, also known as François du Jon, was a pioneer of Germanic philology. As a collector of ancient manuscripts, he published the first modern editions of a number of important texts.Editor: Edward LyePublisher: E Theatro SheldonianoCity: OxfordYear: 1743Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: [20] + [20] + [532] pp., A2-[E2], a2-e2, A2-Ssssss2Width: 9.5" Height: 14.25"Book Details: First systematic etymological study of the English language. This posthumous work includes a life of Junius and George Hickes's Anglo-Saxon grammar.Condition / Notes: Antique volume is in modern rebinding with original worn board leather backed by new brown blind-stamped calf. Spine has raised bands and gilt-stamped black leather label. "423 qJ95" is written on rear board. Binding is firm. Text block has edges with faded red speckling. Endpapers display darkening at edges. Extensive light liquid staining to edges, including along spine, with repairs to verso of first A2 not affecting text, small ink blotch on recto of Dddd affecting a small portion of text. Pages exhibit some very light foxing, and are overall bright and without markings. Ex-library stamp of Bryn Mawr College Library on title page, "69290" stamped in blue on A2 recto, Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown with motto and seal of the Baron North family, which included Frederick North, Prime Minister of Great Britain during the Revolutionary War. Work is illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by G. Vertu and engraved headpiece. Latin-language text is in double columns.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: $9.50

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4 Pc. Antique Picture Frames ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING Reproduction Victorian Print Gilt Gesso 17th C. Gentleman Portrait

Lot 1042: 4 Pc. Antique Picture Frames ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING Reproduction Victorian Print Gilt Gesso 17th C. Gentleman Portrait

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Description: Details: This lot consists of two antique, empty picture frames, a framed print, and unframed oil painting on boards. The portrait of a 17th century Dutch or English gentleman measures 24" by 34", and shows several areas of paint loss and the gesso beneath. The Victorian-style chromolithograph is a reproduction, in a 23" x 27" frame. The empty frames are gesso over wood, and have been repainted. One is 27.5" x 31.5", and the other is 22" x 44".To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: Please note the damaged areas on the oil painting. The print and its frame are in very good condition. The gold frames are in generally good condition, with some loss of gesso.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: $44.50

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Jeremias Drexel AURIFODINA ARTIUM ET SCIENTIARUM OMNIUM EXCERPENDI SOLERTIA 1642 Antique Literature Latin Epigrams

Lot 1043: Jeremias Drexel AURIFODINA ARTIUM ET SCIENTIARUM OMNIUM EXCERPENDI SOLERTIA 1642 Antique Literature Latin Epigrams

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Description: Title: Aurifodina Artium et scientiarum omnium: excerpendi sollertia, omnibus litterarum amantibus monstrataAuthor: Jeremias Drexel - Jeremias Drexel S.J. (also known as Hieremias Drexelius or Drechsel) was a Jesuit writer of devotional literature and a professor of the humanities and rhetoric. He served for 23 years as court preacher in Munich to Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria and his wife Elizabeth of Lorraine.Jeremias Drexel was born in Augsburg and was raised as Lutheran. However, he was converted to Catholicism in his youth and educated by the Jesuits before entering the Jesuit Order. He taught the Jesuit seminarians at Dillingen as professor of rhetoric, and then for 23 years he was a court preacher to Maximilian I, the prince-elector of Bavaria in the Holy Roman Empire. It is said that his voice was strong enough to be heard in every corner of the church and that his sermons were such that an hour would seem like a few minutes. During this period he accompanied Maximilian on his Bohemian campaign.Drexel gave up preaching in 1621 and devoted himself to writing a biography of the Duchess and composing theological works redolent of his baroque preaching fervour. Drexel was fond of pictorial symbols to make his teachings concrete and thus most of his books are elegantly illustrated. Jeremias is the author of some 20 works that were widely read and translated. His writings on the eternal truth, the virtues and the Christian exemplar were popular; hundreds of thousands of copies of his works were printed. By 1642 in Munich alone, 170,700 copies of his works had appeared. His first work, De aeternitate considerationes, concerned various representations of eternity. Another of his works, "Heliotropism," discussed man's recognition of the divine will and conformity to it.He died in Munich. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Cornelius LeyserCity: MunichYear: 1642Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: [28] + 470 pagesWidth: 2.25" Height: 4"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in contemporary vellum. Book shows external wear, with vellum heavily browned and dried, corners and top/bottom of spine worn, traces of handwritten spine label, and partial crack in rear hinge. Binding is firm. With both covers spread open, the inner spine is visible, revealing strips of vellum at top and bottom with a partial decorative initial (base) and Gothic formata letters (top). Previous owners' names in ink on front flyleaf and verso of title page. Pages display light toning, scattered faint foxing, some dark ink stains to fore edge not affecting text. Work is illustrated with title page vignette.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

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6V Antique DECORATIVE LITERATURE Homer Iliad Commentary G.A. Henty William Carey Campbell Signed Harper's Magazine Ann Stephens

Lot 1044: 6V Antique DECORATIVE LITERATURE Homer Iliad Commentary G.A. Henty William Carey Campbell Signed Harper's Magazine Ann Stephens

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Description: Book Details: This collection of decorative antique literature includes a commentary on "The Iliad," a poetry anthology, and a compilation of "Harper's" magazine as well as fiction by the prolific G.A. Henty. "A Colorado Colonel and Other Sketches" by William Carey Campbell is signed.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items 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: $12.50

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6V Antique GILBERT & SULLIVAN MUSICAL SCORES Light Opera Iolanthe Trial by Jury Mikado Ruddigore Pirates of Penzance Arthur Souvenir

Lot 1045: 6V Antique GILBERT & SULLIVAN MUSICAL SCORES Light Opera Iolanthe Trial by Jury Mikado Ruddigore Pirates of Penzance Arthur Souvenir

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Description: Book Details: Early and unusual antique musical scores of light operas by Gilbert & Sullivan constitute this lot, which contains some of their most popular works. Included are "Trial by Jury," "The Mikado," and "The Pirates of Penzance." Privately bound in stamped, buckram covers are "Iolanthe" and "Ruddygore" [sic]. Also included is the 1901 "Souvenir of Sir Arthur Sullivan."To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items 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: $9.50

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8V Antique & Vintage ADULT & CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan Hand-Sewn 18th C. Periodical Marguerite Henry Lipizzaner First Edition Dust Jacket

Lot 1046: 8V Antique & Vintage ADULT & CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan Hand-Sewn 18th C. Periodical Marguerite Henry Lipizzaner First Edition Dust Jacket

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Description: Book Details: Books for children keep company with adult titles in this collection of vintage and antique literature. Included are two by Edgar Rice Burroughs: "Tarzan and the Lost Empire" and "Tarzan the Terrible." Marguerite Henry, author of books about the horses of Chincoteague Island, also wrote one in this lot, "The White Stallions of Lipizza," which is a first printing (with dust jacket). The oldest books in this lot are two volumes of "The Mirror," a periodical published in Edinburgh; and a little hand-sewn book of poetry by Rev. Thomas Browne, published in 1801. The newest is a 1950 booklet about fire engines.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items 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: $9.50

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Luke Scrafton REFLECTIONS ON THE GOVERNMENT, &C; OF INDOSTAN 1763 Antique History East India Company Bengal Decorative Leather Binding

Lot 1047: Luke Scrafton REFLECTIONS ON THE GOVERNMENT, &C; OF INDOSTAN 1763 Antique History East India Company Bengal Decorative Leather Binding

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Description: Title: Reflections on the Government, &c. of Indostan; With a Short Sketch of the History of Bengal, from the Year 1739 to 1756; and an Account of the English Affairs to 1758Author: Publisher: Printed by W. Richard and S. ClarkCity: LondonYear: 1763Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 127 pagesWidth: 4.75" Height: 7.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This book lacks its title page. Full title and publication information used to create this listing was taken from a scan of a title page from a digitized copy whose text precisely matches that of this book. A photocopy of the missing title page is included with this book.Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt-lettered label to spine. Book shows external wear, with narrow cracking along front spine edge and faint staining to covers. Minor wear is visible along edges and at corners. Binding is sound. Endpapers display foxing and darkening at edges. Antique armorial bookplate of Ham Court appears on front pastedown. "K. e. 5" is written in ink at top of front pastedown. Light scattered foxing can be seen throughout, which is heavier at Initial and final pages 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

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Walter Crane QUEEN SUMMER OR THE JOURNEY OF THE LILY & THE ROSE 1891 First Edition Antique Author-Illustrated Poetry Decorative Binding

Lot 1048: Walter Crane QUEEN SUMMER OR THE JOURNEY OF THE LILY & THE ROSE 1891 First Edition Antique Author-Illustrated Poetry Decorative Binding

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Description: Title: Queen Summer or the Journey of the Lily & the Rose Penned & Portrayed by Walter CraneAuthor: Walter Crane - Walter Crane was an English artist and book illustrator. He is considered to be the most prolific and influential children's book creator of his generation and, along with Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway, one of the strongest contributors to the child's nursery motif that the genre of English children's illustrated literature would exhibit in its developmental stages in the latter 19th century. His work featured some of the more colourful and detailed beginnings of the child-in-the-garden motifs that would characterize many nursery rhymes and children's stories for decades to come. He was part of the Arts and Crafts movement and produced an array of paintings, illustrations, children's books, ceramic tiles and other decorative arts.Publisher: Cassell & Co.City: LondonYear: 1891Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 40 pagesWidth: 8.5" Height: 11.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green paper-covered boards with black lettering and red and white ornamental script and designs. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers and minor loss of material at corners. Binding is sound. Volume has decorative orange endpapers. Bookplate of The Toledo Museum of Art Reference Library, with withdrawal stamp, appears on the front pastedown. Interior is clean and without markings. The forty pages of text are printed in black and red on French-folded sheets. Each page has bright color illustration to accompany text. Book is now 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

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Charles Godfrey Leland ETRUSCAN ROMAN REMAINS IN POPULAR TRADITION 1892 First Edition Antique Folklore Italy Antiquities Superstition Plates

Lot 1049: Charles Godfrey Leland ETRUSCAN ROMAN REMAINS IN POPULAR TRADITION 1892 First Edition Antique Folklore Italy Antiquities Superstition Plates

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Description: Title: Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular TraditionAuthor: Charles Godfrey Leland - Charles Godfrey Leland was an American humorist and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Princeton University and in Europe.Leland worked in journalism, travelled extensively, and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics, publishing books and articles on American and European languages and folk traditions. Leland worked in a wide variety of trades, achieved recognition as the author of the comic "Hans Breitmann's Ballads," fought in two conflicts, and wrote what was to become a primary source text for Neopaganism half a century later, "Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches."Publisher: T. Fisher UnwinCity: LondonYear: 1892Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: viii/385 pagesWidth: 8.5" Height: 11"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with elaborate stamped pictorial and ornamental designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear, with minor fraying at lightly bumped corners of front board and spotting to spine. Binding is firm. Flyleaves display darkening and annotations in pencil. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains color frontispiece, b&w plates and numerous textual illustrations, as well as index of "subjects and authorities." Tissue-guarded frontispiece is detached.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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Vintage & Antique ESTATE EPHEMERA Billheads Stock Certificates Business Correspondence Travel Historical Booklets Pamphlets Civil War WWI

Lot 1050: Vintage & Antique ESTATE EPHEMERA Billheads Stock Certificates Business Correspondence Travel Historical Booklets Pamphlets Civil War WWI

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Description: Details: There are three main components to this lot of vintage and antique estate ephemera: travel-related pamphlets and brochures, historical material, and business correspondence, billheads, and stock certificates. Several blueprints and treasurer's deeds from Westmoreland County, PA are also part of this collection. The original certificate book from the Colorado Gold Dredging Company is nearly full, with only a few pages missing. It is dated 1904. Also represented are the Brownfield Coal & Coke Company, from 1907; and Rainbow Lines, Inc. 1921.Correspondence appears on the letterhead of the H.K. Porter Co., which built locomotives, and billheads are from all sorts of heavy and light industries and manufacturers -- iron and bridge works, lumber yards, railroads, electric power and machines, etc.Aspects of history are recounted in booklets on the Mason-Dixon line, the Civil War and World War I. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some items have a musty odor.Condition / Notes: These materials are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some items may have a musty odor.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: $14.50

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