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Books and Ephemera - Autographs, Civil War, Mags, etc.

by National Book Auctions

Platinum House

388 lots with images

November 24, 2013

Live Auction

1429 Danby Rd

Ithaca, NY, 14850-6071 USA

Phone: 877-266-5070

Fax: 607-256-4400

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Ernest Hemingway FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS 1940 First Edition Spanish Civil War Novel American Literary Classic In Scarce Dust Jacket

Lot 3001: Ernest Hemingway FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS 1940 First Edition Spanish Civil War Novel American Literary Classic In Scarce Dust Jacket

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Description: Title: For Whom the Bell TollsAuthor: Ernest Miller Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are classics of American literature.Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school, he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year; his wartime experiences became the basis for his novel "A Farewell to Arms." In 1922, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there, he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation". His first novel, "The Sun Also Rises," was published in 1926.After divorcing Hadley Richardson in 1927, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced following Hemingway's return from covering the Spanish Civil War, after which he wrote "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. During the war, he was present during the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.Shortly after the publication of "The Old Man and the Sea" in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.Publisher: Charles Scribner's SonsCity: New YorkYear: 1940Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 471 pagesWidth: 6.25" Height: 8.75"Book Details: "For Whom the Bell Tolls" is a novel by Ernest Hemingway published in 1940. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia. Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of Hemingway's Spanish Civil War novel, with letter "A" on copyright page. Volume is bound in publisher's full oatmeal boards, with black lettering on red panels on spine and author's stamped facsimile signature on cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's small sticker appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Intact dust jacket displays very light shelfwear. Jacket is preserved in mylar.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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T. W. Bowler / W. R. Thomson THE KAFIR & THE BRITISH SETTLERS IN SOUTH AFRICA 1865 Antique History Frontier Wars Eastern Cape Color Plates

Lot 3002: T. W. Bowler / W. R. Thomson THE KAFIR & THE BRITISH SETTLERS IN SOUTH AFRICA 1865 Antique History Frontier Wars Eastern Cape Color Plates

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Description: Title: The Kafir Wars and the British Settlers in South Africa. A Series of Picturesque Views from Original Sketches by T. W. Bowler. WIth Descriptive Letterpress by W. R. ThomsonAuthor: Thomas William Bowler, W. R. ThomsonPublisher: Day and Son, LimitedCity: LondonYear: 1865Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: UnpaginatedWidth: 11.5" Height: 15.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover and decorative blind-stamped margins to front and rear covers. Spine cover lacks top 4 inches and displays cracking/chipping along edges. Lower outside corner of rear board is bumped. Binding is detached at front hinge.Text block is somewhat shaken. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Annotation in ink with date of 1911 appears at top margin. Tissue-guarded plates exhibit foxing. This volume contains all called-for twenty tinted lithographs with tissue-guards and accompanying letterpressFor lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50

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Augustus Woodbury MAJOR GENERAL AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE & THE 9TH ARMY CORPS 1867 First Edition Antique Military History Civil War Plates Maps

Lot 3003: Augustus Woodbury MAJOR GENERAL AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE & THE 9TH ARMY CORPS 1867 First Edition Antique Military History Civil War Plates Maps

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Description: Title: Major General Ambrose E. Burnside and the Ninth Army Corps: A Narrative of Campaigns in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, during the War for the Preservation of the RepublicAuthor: Augustus WoodburyPublisher: Sidney S. Rider & BrotherCity: ProvidenceYear: 1867Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: viii/554 pagesWidth: 6.5" Height: 9.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with tears at head of spine and discoloration and minor stains to spine cover. Binding is firm. Previous owner's sticker and old signature appear on front endpaper. Pages exhibit scattered light foxing. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Burnside and a number of plates, including several battle 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: $4.50

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Rudyard Kipling SEA AND SUSSEX FROM RUDYARD KIPLING'S VERSE 1926 Author-Signed Limited Edition Antique Poetry Tipped-In Color Plates By Donald Maxwell

Lot 3004: Rudyard Kipling SEA AND SUSSEX FROM RUDYARD KIPLING'S VERSE 1926 Author-Signed Limited Edition Antique Poetry Tipped-In Color Plates By Donald Maxwell

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Description: Title: Sea and Sussex from Rudyard Kipling's Verse. Illustrated by Donald Maxwell. With an Introductory Poem by Rudyard KiplingAuthor: Rudyard Kipling - Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), "Just So Stories" (1902) (1894), "Kim" (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If-" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age and the resulting contrasting views about him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell called him a "prophet of British imperialism." Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "He [Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."Publisher: Doubleday, Page & CompanyCity: Garden City, New YorkYear: 1926Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 94 pagesWidth: 9.5" Height: 11.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work. This is copy number 48 of 150. Author's signature appears on limitation page.Volume is bound in original paper-covered boards backed with Japanese vellum. Book shows mild external wear, with slight soiling and just minimal spine wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Photo of Norfolk Hotel is glued onto front pastedown. Work is llustrated with twenty-four tipped-in color plates by Donald Maxwell.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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DE LAURENCE'S CATALOG OF BOOKS FOR MYSTICS 1947 Vintage Occultism Bibliography Magic Charms Talismans Books Of Initiation Palmistry

Lot 3005: DE LAURENCE'S CATALOG OF BOOKS FOR MYSTICS 1947 Vintage Occultism Bibliography Magic Charms Talismans Books Of Initiation Palmistry

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Description: Title: De Laurence's Catalog of Books for Mystics: Together with a Complete "Cabinet" of Materials Accessory to the Pursuit of Mystic StudyAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: The de Laurence Co. Inc.City: ChicagoYear: 1947Binding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: 576 pagesWidth: 6.5" Height: 9.75"Book Details: Catalogue contains lists of/extracts frombooks and essays by L. W. de Laurence, books publishedby The de Laurence Co. Inc., a general catalogue of books, illustrated sections of premiums, symbolic and talismanic jewelry, incense, candles, perfumes, devotional materials for "The Mystic," Scroll Sets, "Important Notices," and Instructions for ordering.Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original illustrated wrappers. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers, closed tears to mid-section of front cover and edges of rear cover. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated advertisements throughout.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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2V PICTURESQUE PALESTINE SINAI & EGYPT 1881/1883 First Edition Antique Middle East Decorative Leather Plates

Lot 3006: 2V PICTURESQUE PALESTINE SINAI & EGYPT 1881/1883 First Edition Antique Middle East Decorative Leather Plates

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Description: Title: Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and EgyptAuthor: Sir Charles William WilsonPublisher: D. Appleton and CompanyCity: New YorkYear: 1881 / 1883Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 11" Height: 13.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half leather with raised bands, pebbled red cloth, stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. Books show moderate external wear, with cracking to lower spine edge of front cover of second volume and rubbing along edges of both. Bindings are firm. Volumes have gilt edges and marbled green endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. This lavishly-illustrated work contains tissue-guarded frontispieces, as well as numerous in-text and full-pages illustrations.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: $20.50

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16V Kriegstein 17TH & 18TH CENTURY SHIP MODELS FROM THE KRIEGSTEIN COLLECTION 2007 First Printing British Naval Artwork

Lot 3007: 16V Kriegstein 17TH & 18TH CENTURY SHIP MODELS FROM THE KRIEGSTEIN COLLECTION 2007 First Printing British Naval Artwork

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Description: Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein CollectionAuthor: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry KriegsteinPublisher: Pier Books/Dupont CommunicationsCity: Florence, OregonYear: 2007Printing Information: First PrintingBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 215 pagesWidth: 12.5" Height: 10.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: These new, lavishly illustrated books are still in their original shrink-wrap, and are in excellent condition. (The shrink-wrap has been removed from two books so they could be photographed.)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: $36.50

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Thomas Jefferson NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA WITH AN APPENDIX RELATIVE TO THE MURDER OF LOGAN'S FAMILY 1803 First Edition Antique Americana Fold-Out Table

Lot 3008: Thomas Jefferson NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA WITH AN APPENDIX RELATIVE TO THE MURDER OF LOGAN'S FAMILY 1803 First Edition Antique Americana Fold-Out Table

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Description: Title: Notes on the State of Virginia, with an Appendix Relative to the Murder of Logan's FamilyAuthor: Thomas Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801-1809). At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779-1781). Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France.Jefferson was the first United States Secretary of State (1790-1793) serving under President George Washington. With his close friend James Madison he organized the Democratic-Republican Party, and subsequently resigned from Washington's cabinet. Elected Vice President in 1796, when he came in second to John Adams of the Federalists, Jefferson opposed Adams and with Madison secretly wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which attempted to nullify the Alien and Sedition Acts.Elected president in what Jefferson called the Revolution of 1800, he oversaw the purchase of the vast Louisiana Territory from France (1803), and sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) to explore the new west. His second term was beset with troubles at home, such as the failed treason trial of his former Vice President Aaron Burr. With escalating trouble with Britain who was challenging American neutrality and threatening shipping at sea, he tried economic warfare with his embargo laws which only damaged American trade. In 1803, President Jefferson initiated a process of Indian tribal removal and relocation to the Louisiana Territory west of the Mississippi River, in order to open lands for eventual American settlers.A leader in the Enlightenment, Jefferson was a polymath who spoke five languages fluently and was deeply interested in science, invention, architecture, religion and philosophy, interests that led him to the founding of the University of Virginia after his presidency. He designed his own large mansion on a 5,000 acre plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia, which he named Monticello. While not a notable orator, Jefferson was a skilled writer and corresponded with many influential people in America and Europe throughout his adult life.Jefferson owned hundreds of slaves, yet he was opposed to the ultimate continuation of the institution of slavery throughout his life and privately struggled with the dilemma of slavery and freedom and its compatibility with the ideals of the American Revolution. Historians are in disagreement with how much Jefferson was committed to the anti-slavery cause. After Martha Jefferson, his wife of eleven years, died in 1782, Jefferson remained a widower for the rest of his life; their marriage produced six children, of whom two survived to adulthood. According to many historians, Jefferson had a relationship with his slave Sally Hemings after his wife's death and fathered at least one and likely all of her six children, four of whom survived to adulthood, while various historians note that some evidence can also support other possible fathers. In 1807, President Jefferson signed into law a bill that banned the importation of slaves into the United States. Though Jefferson has been criticized by many modern day scholars over the issue of slavery he remains rated as one of the greatest U.S. presidents.Publisher: Printed by Wilson & BlackwellCity: TrentonYear: 1803Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 363 pagesWidth: 4.75" Height: 7.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique full-leather volume has been rebacked with gilt-lettered new leather. Old leather covers display wear at edges and minor loss at corners. Book has new endpapers. Title page and index have darkened edges. Old signature of Jos. Kent appears on title page. Dark markings with some bleedthrough are also visible on title page. Pages exhibit a small amount of light foxing. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Intact fold-out table has some creasing.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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Theodore Roosevelt RANCH LIFE AND THE HUNTING-TRAIL 1899 Antique Western Americana Decorative Binding Frederic Remington Illustrations

Lot 3009: Theodore Roosevelt RANCH LIFE AND THE HUNTING-TRAIL 1899 Antique Western Americana Decorative Binding Frederic Remington Illustrations

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Description: Title: Ranch Life and the Hunting-TrailAuthor: Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901-1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.Publisher: The Century Co.City: New YorkYear: 1899Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 186 pagesWidth: 7.75" Height: 11"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in greenish gray cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Cover bears embossed figure over gilt depicting bronco-riding, with figure reproduced in blind on rear cover. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is firm. Old signature of Hungerford with date of Nov. 1900 appears on front pastedown. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. Work contains numerous textual and full-page illustrations by Frederic Remington.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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F. C. H. I. Pouqueville TRAVELS THROUGH THE MOREA ALBANIA & SEVERAL OTHER PARTS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE 1806 Antique Turkey History Travel Fold-Out Plates

Lot 3010: F. C. H. I. Pouqueville TRAVELS THROUGH THE MOREA ALBANIA & SEVERAL OTHER PARTS OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE 1806 Antique Turkey History Travel Fold-Out Plates

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Description: Title: Travels through the Morea, Albania, and Several Parts of the Ottoman Empire, to Constantinople during the Years 1798, 1799, 1800, and 1801. Comprising a Description of Those Countries, of the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, &c. &c. Author: Francois Charles Hugues Laurent Pouqueville - Francois Charles Hugues Laurent Pouqueville was a French diplomat, writer, explorer, physician and historian, member of the Institut de France.First as the Turkish Sultan's hostage, then as Napoleon Bonaparte's general consul at the court of Ali Pasha of Ioannina, he travelled extensively throughout Ottoman occupied Greece from 1798 to 1820.With his far reaching diplomacy and with his writings, he became a prominent architect of the Philhellenism movement throughout Europe, and contributed eminently to the liberation of the Greeks, and to the rebirth of the Greek Nation. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Printed for Richard Phillips by Barnard & SultzerCity: LondonYear: 1806Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 192 + [4] pagesWidth: 5.75" Height: 8.5"Book Details: Published as part of "A Collection of Modern and Contemporary Voyages & Travels: Containing, I. Translations from Foreign Languages, of Voyages and Travels Never Before Published. II. Original Voyages and Travels Never Before Published. III. Analyses of New Voyages and Travels Published in England"Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled boards, later leather spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Plates and adjacent pages display light foxing. Work is illustrated with frontispiece and well-preserved fold-out plates. Ilustrated with one fold-out plate ("Castle of the Seven Towers at Constantinople"), one full-page plate (depicting native soldier attire), a fold-out map ("Plain of the Tripolitza"), and a fold-out table. Contains index.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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Sir Walter Gilbey SPORT IN THE OLDEN TIME 1912 First Edition Antique English Cock-Fighting Plates Decorative Binding

Lot 3011: Sir Walter Gilbey SPORT IN THE OLDEN TIME 1912 First Edition Antique English Cock-Fighting Plates Decorative Binding

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Description: Title: Sport in the Olden TimeAuthor: Sir Walter Gilbey - Sir Walter Gilbey, 1st Baronet DL was an English wine-merchant and philanthropist.Sir Walter Gilbey also became well known as a breeder of shire horses, and he did much to improve the breed of English horses (other than race-horses) generally, and wrote extensively on the subject, including the encyclopedic ''Animal Painters of England From the Year 1650: A brief history of their lives and works. He became president of the Shire Horse Society, of the Hackney Horse Society, and of the Hunters Improvement Society, and he was the founder and chairman of the London Cart Horse Parade Society. He was also a practical agriculturist, and president of the Royal Agricultural Society. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Essex in 1906.Publisher: Vinton & Co. City: LondonYear: 1912Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: [8] + 117 pages plus 2 pages of advertisementsWidth: 6" Height: 8.75"Book Details: The first sentence in the introduction reads "No pastime has ever held in England the position which was held for centuries by cock-fighting." Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cloth. Pictorial design in gilt depicting rooster appears on front cover. Book shows milt external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Work is illustrated with plates.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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2V Jean-Francois Marmontel LES INCAS OU LA DESTRUCTION DE L'EMPIRE DU PEROU 1777 First Edition Antique Historical Novel Las Casas

Lot 3012: 2V Jean-Francois Marmontel LES INCAS OU LA DESTRUCTION DE L'EMPIRE DU PEROU 1777 First Edition Antique Historical Novel Las Casas

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Description: Title: Les incas, ou la destruction de l'empire du Perou; Historiographie de France, l'un des Quarante de l'Academie FrancoiseAuthor: Jean-Francois Marmontel - Jean-François Marmontel was a French historian and writer, a member of the Encyclopediste movement.He was born of poor parents at Bort, Limousin (today in Corrèze). After studying with the Jesuits at Mauriac, Cantal, he taught in their colleges at Clermont and Toulouse; and in 1745, acting on the advice of Voltaire, he set out for Paris to try for literary success. From 1748 to 1753 he wrote a succession of tragedies (Denys le Tyran (1748); "Aristomene" (1749); "Cleopâtre" (1750); "Heraclides" (1752); "Egyptus" (1753)), which, though only moderately successful on the stage, secured Marmontel's introduction into literary and fashionable circles. He wrote a series of articles for the Encyclopédie evincing considerable critical power and insight, which in their collected form, under the title "Eléments de Littérature," still rank among the French classics. He also wrote several comic operas, the two best of which probably are "Sylvain" (1770) and "Zémire et Azore" (1771). In the Gluck-Piccinni controversy he was an eager partisan of Piccinni with whom he collaborated in "Didon" (1783) and "Penelope" (1785). In 1758 he gained the patronage of Madame de Pompadour, who obtained for him a place as a civil servant, and the management of the official journal Le Mercure, in which he had already begun the famous series of "Contes moraux." The merit of these tales lies partly in the delicate finish of the style, but mainly in the graphic and charming pictures of French society under King Louis XV. The author was elected to the Académie française in 1763. In 1767 he published "Bélisaire," now remarkable in part because of a chapter on religious toleration which incurred the censure of the Sorbonne and the archbishop of Paris. Marmontel retorted in "Les Incas" (1777) by tracing the cruelties in Spanish America to the religious fanaticism of the invaders. He was appointed historiographer of France (1771), secretary to the Academy (1783), and professor of history in the Lycée (1786). As a historiographer, Marmontel wrote a history of the regency (1788). Reduced to poverty by the French Revolution, Marmontel retired during the Reign of Terror to Evreux, and soon afterwards to a cottage at Abloville in the département of Eure. There he wrote "Memoires d'un pere" (4 vols., 1804), including a picturesque review of his life, a literary history of two important reigns, a great gallery of portraits extending from the venerable Jean Baptiste Massillon, whom more than half a century previously he had seen at Clermont, to Honoré Mirabeau. The book was nominally written for the instruction of his children. It contains an exquisite picture of his own childhood in the Limousin; its value for the literary historian is great. Marmontel lived for some time under the roof of Mme Geoffrin, and was present at her famous dinners given to artists; he was welcomed into most of the houses where the encyclopaedists met. He thus had at his command the best material for his portraits, and made good use of his opportunities. After a short stay in Paris when elected in 1797 to the Conseil des Anciens, he died at Abloville. See Sainte-Beuve, Causeries du lundi, iv.; Morellet, Eloge (1805). He was a member of the Masonic lodge Les Neuf Saeurs. John Ruskin named him as one of the three people in history who were the most influential for him.Publisher: Lacombe LibraireCity: ParisYear: 1777Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 5.75" Height: 8.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, the first of many editions listed by Sabin, 44652 (The first edition was followed by one with the same imprint, but smaller format and no plates). Antique set is bound in old mottled leather with gilt borders (worn away in places), nicely rebacked with leather. Spines have bright stamped gilt lettering and ruling. Bindings are firm. Volume has all edges gilt and marbled endpapers. Signature of N. Ziboulsky appears at the top of title pages. Books have no half title pages, otherwise set is complete with frontispiece and 10 engraved plates after Moreau. Errata slip for both volumes is attached at the rear of first volume. This is Philip Stanhope's copy, with his armorial bookplate in each volume.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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29V Vintage POPULAR MECHANICS MAGAZINE 1934-7 Technology Invention Aviation Airplanes Military Television Treasure Hunting Chicago World's Fair

Lot 3013: 29V Vintage POPULAR MECHANICS MAGAZINE 1934-7 Technology Invention Aviation Airplanes Military Television Treasure Hunting Chicago World's Fair

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Description: Details: There are 29 issues of "Popular Mechanics" magazine in this lot, dating from the years 1934 through 1936. Each has a colorful, dramatic cover showcasing the latest technology -- or in some cases, imagining the next technology, sometimes with amusing results. Aviation is a big theme, along with other modes of transportation -- railroads, shipping, etc. Lee DeForest, an inventor of radio, promises television "soon." One 1934 issue features color photos from the Century of Progress world's fair in Chicago.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These magazines are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $38.50

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Thomas Balch THE JOURNAL OF CLAUDE BLANCHARD 1876 First Edition Antique US History War Of Independence Commissary Of French Auxiliary Army

Lot 3014: Thomas Balch THE JOURNAL OF CLAUDE BLANCHARD 1876 First Edition Antique US History War Of Independence Commissary Of French Auxiliary Army

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Description: Title: The Journal of Claude Blanchard, Commissary of the French Auxiliary Army Sent to the United States during the American Revolution. 1780-1783. Translated from a French ManuscriptAuthor: Claude Blanchard - Blanchard was commissary of the French Auxiliary Army sent to the U.S. during the American Revolution.Editor: Thomas BalchPublisher: J. MunsellCity: AlbanyYear: 1876Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xvi/207 pagesWidth: 7.25" Height: 9.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition in English.Antique volume has been nicely rebound in light blue cloth with brown cloth spine. Spine has gilt-lettered leather label. Book shows no external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Original wrappers are bound in. Wrapper and 2 blanks are chipped at edges. Library stamped appears on verso on title page, with 2 other small library notations. New USiana.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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HARPER'S WEEKLY 1865 Antique Civil War Magazine Compilation Lincoln Assassination Full- & Double-Page Battle Scenes Portraits Maps Suez Canal

Lot 3015: HARPER'S WEEKLY 1865 Antique Civil War Magazine Compilation Lincoln Assassination Full- & Double-Page Battle Scenes Portraits Maps Suez Canal

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the antique compilation of Civil War-era issues of Harper's Weekly shown in the corresponding image(s). This volume contains issues from January to December of 1865. These magazines contain full- and double page illustrations, as well as a great number of textual illustrations, maps and illustrated advertisements. This weekly offered depictions of battle scenes, portraits of military and political leaders, views of the war on land and at sea, as well as a variety of representations of the United States in the last year of its civil war. Of particular note is the coverage of, and illustrations relating to, the assassination of President Lincoln.Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with red leather spine and tips. Spine displays stamped gilt lettering and ruling. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss at top and fore edge of rear cover. Binding is separated between pages 446 and 447. A number of pages have detached or are detaching. Numerous pages have been excised, including illustration by Winslow Homer in issue of August 26. A small number of pages have had sections clipped out. Pages are generally clean and without markings.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50

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38V Vintage PENCIL POINTS MAGAZINE Late 1920s Architecture Drafting Building Plans Products Construction Architectural History

Lot 3016: 38V Vintage PENCIL POINTS MAGAZINE Late 1920s Architecture Drafting Building Plans Products Construction Architectural History

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Description: Details: There are about 38 copies of "Pencil Points" magazine in this lot, all dating from the late 1920s. This publication for architects and draftsmen is filled with articles about architecture and design, discussions of construction techniques, and advertisements for various building products To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These magazines 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: $45.50

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10V Antique DECORATIVE LITERATURE Children Adult Bret Harte Frederic Schiller Gift Book City Ballads Photo Applique

Lot 3017: 10V Antique DECORATIVE LITERATURE Children Adult Bret Harte Frederic Schiller Gift Book City Ballads Photo Applique

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Description: Book Details: Books for both children and adults are in this collection of decorative antique volumes. One of the most beautiful is a handsomely illustrated edition of Schiller's "Song of the Bell." Among the other titles are "City Ballads," by Will Carleton; "Her Letter," by Bret Harte; an ornate gift book, "Be Strong," which is illuminated with much gold ink; and "The Doings of the Bodley Family." A child's pocket-sized Sunday school book, printed in large type, is also included.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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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8V Antique HISTORY OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS County Prominent Citizens Memoirs Genealogy Natural History National Bank Lutheran Cookbook

Lot 3018: 8V Antique HISTORY OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS County Prominent Citizens Memoirs Genealogy Natural History National Bank Lutheran Cookbook

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Description: Book Details: The history of Worcester, Massachusetts, and some of its most important institutions and prominent people, are documented in this collection of antique books. Several of these books are parts of sets. Titles include "The History of Worcester County...With Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men" (1889, vol. 1 only); "Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and personal Memoirs of Worcester County: (1907, vols. 2 and 3); "History of Worcester and Its People" (1919, vol. 2 only); "Through Glade and Mead, A Local Contribution to Natural History" (1894); a 1930 cookbook compiled by the ladies of Emanuel Lutheran church, a history of the Worcester National Bank, 1804-1904; and the "North" volume of "Picturesque Worcester" (1895).To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $22.50

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Vintage & Antique COLLECTIBLE LITERATURE Decorative Historical Fiction Dust Jackets Colonial Western Pioneers Zane Grey Hemingway Verne WWI

Lot 3019: Vintage & Antique COLLECTIBLE LITERATURE Decorative Historical Fiction Dust Jackets Colonial Western Pioneers Zane Grey Hemingway Verne WWI

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Description: Book Details: Historical fiction predominates in this large collection of vintage and antique literature, which leans toward novels about American pioneers, and the western stories of Zane Grey and others. Other authors include Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Jules Verne, and the anonymous writer of "Wine, Women, and War: A Diary of Disillusionment." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $52.50

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260 Pc. Antique & Vintage AMERICAN CITIES & TOWNS POSTCARDS States Landmarks Scenic Views State Capitol Series Gold Ink

Lot 3020: 260 Pc. Antique & Vintage AMERICAN CITIES & TOWNS POSTCARDS States Landmarks Scenic Views State Capitol Series Gold Ink

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Description: Details: There are about 260 postcards in this lot, all of which display scenes of cities, towns, and landmarks in the United States. These postcards have been carefully curated alphabetically by state and protected by individual plastic sleeves. The states represented in this collection Alabama, Arkansas, and Arizona; California, Colorado, and Connecticut; Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, and Iowa; Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts; Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, and Montana; Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and North Dakota; Oklahoma and Oregon; Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas; Virginia, Utah, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. Of special interest is a large subgroup of postcards in the state capitol buildings series. There are 23 of these cards, which are lavishly enhanced with gold ink, and embellished with the state seals.The labeled dividers will remain with this lot to preserve its organization.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These postcards are in generally good condition; most have been used.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: $19.50

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Francis Glass A LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON IN LATIN PROSE 1835 First Edition Antique Biography American History First President

Lot 3021: Francis Glass A LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON IN LATIN PROSE 1835 First Edition Antique Biography American History First President

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Description: Title: A Life of George Washington, in Latin Prose: By Francis Glass, A.M., of OhioAuthor: Francis GlassEditor: J. N. ReynoldsPublisher: Harper & BrothersCity: New YorkYear: 1835Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 245 pages plus 1 page of advertisementsWidth: 5.25" Height: 8.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and eagle to spine. Top of spine is detaching and corners show minor loss of material. Rear hinge is cracked. Rear endpaper displays soiling. Pages exhibit scattered light foxing. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece of Washington.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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Sidney Hayden WASHINGTON AND HIS MASONIC COMPEERS 1866  Antique Biography Freemasons American History Portrait Fold-Out

Lot 3022: Sidney Hayden WASHINGTON AND HIS MASONIC COMPEERS 1866 Antique Biography Freemasons American History Portrait Fold-Out

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Description: Title: Washington and His Masonic Compeers, Illustrated with a Copy of a Masonic Portrait of Washington, Painted from Life, Never Before Published. With Numerous Other EngravingsAuthor: Sidney HaydenPublisher: Masonic Publishing and Manufacturing Co.City: New YorkYear: 1866Printing Information: Second EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 407 pagesWidth: 5.75" Height: 8"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Washington portrait appears stamped in gilt on spine; coat of arms can be seen in gilt on front cover and stamped in blind on rear. Book shows external wear, with large circular black marking to front cover (presumably from small plate or saucer). Small black markings are also visible on spine and bottom edge of text block. Closed tear is visible along top portion of rear gutter. Binding is firm. Previous owner's inscriptions appear on front flyleaf. Old signature of J. Doak is visible at center of title page. Faint damp staining occurs along margins of frontispiece and title page, as well as along edges of rear endpaper. A small number of pages exhibit light foxing. Work is illustrated with frontispiece, intact fold-out facsimile of Washington letter (with wrinkling), and numerous in-text illustrations.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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200 Pc. Antique HOLIDAY & BIRTHDAY SPECIALTY POSTCARDS Easter Christmas New Year's Thanksgiving Patriotic Humorous Calendar

Lot 3023: 200 Pc. Antique HOLIDAY & BIRTHDAY SPECIALTY POSTCARDS Easter Christmas New Year's Thanksgiving Patriotic Humorous Calendar

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Description: Details: There are about 200 antique specialty postcards in this collection, all of which have been carefully curated, sorted by subject matter and preserved in plastic sleeves. Greeting cards included are for the New Year, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthdays. Other themes included are patriotic cards, humorous or comic cards, and cards with little calendars attached to them. The labeled dividers will are part of this lot to preserve its organization.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These cards are in generally good condition, with some indications of their age and wear. Most have been used.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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THE BRITISH BURMA GAZETTEER 1880 First Edition Antique Travel Guide Geography History Ornithology Pronunciation Guide Sepia Photo Frontispiece Decorative Leather Binding

Lot 3024: THE BRITISH BURMA GAZETTEER 1880 First Edition Antique Travel Guide Geography History Ornithology Pronunciation Guide Sepia Photo Frontispiece Decorative Leather Binding

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Description: Title: The British Burma Gazetteer in Two VolumesAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: Government PressCity: RangoonYear: 1880Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 11 + 716 + 35 pagesWidth: 7.5" Height: 10"Book Details: An in-depth 19th-century guide to Burma, with chapters on geography, history, ornithology, and numerous other subjects, as well as a pronunciation guide.Condition / Notes: This is the first volume of a two-volume edition of this work. Antique volume is bound in original light brown leather boards with gilt stamped red leather and brown leather spine labels, spine bands. Book shows mild wear to covers and minor edgewear. Binding is firm, with hinges professionally reinforced. Volume has marbled endpapers. Pages exhibit slight toning, occasional minor pencil marginalia and spotted edges. Work is illustrated with a sepia photograph of a Buddha statue as frontispiece, with intact tissue guard.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50

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10V Decorative Antique NATURE, HORTICULTURE, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY Oceanography Darwin Thoreau Huxley Parks Gardens Dogs Poultry

Lot 3025: 10V Decorative Antique NATURE, HORTICULTURE, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY Oceanography Darwin Thoreau Huxley Parks Gardens Dogs Poultry

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Description: Book Details: This collection of antique decorative books is filled with information on the natural world and its denizens, with scientific theory and philosophical digressions sparked by experiences in nature. Included are works by Darwin, Thoreau, and Thomas Huxley, as well as "Poultry Guide Post" and "Singular Creatures." Other titles are "The Famous Parks and Gardens of the World," "The Ocean World," "The Water World," and "Beautiful Joe." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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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175 Pc. Vintage & Antique ADVERTISING EPHEMERA Food Jello Kool-Aid Coffee Tea Postum Ovaltine Cookies Crackers Uneeda Nabisco Horses

Lot 3026: 175 Pc. Vintage & Antique ADVERTISING EPHEMERA Food Jello Kool-Aid Coffee Tea Postum Ovaltine Cookies Crackers Uneeda Nabisco Horses

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Description: Details: This mixed and miscellaneous collection of antique and vintage advertising ephemera includes several different types of food and grocery products. Items include beverages such as coffee, tea, cocoa, Ovaltine, and Postum; biscuits, crackers, and cookies; fruits, juices, walnuts, coconut, Kool-Aid, and Jello. Some of the ads feature pictures of farm animals and horses, such as the flying red horse that represented Mobil gasoline. There are about 175 advertisements all together, most in color, and each one is protected by cardboard and wrapped in plastic.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: $38.50

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9V Antique DECORATIVE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Hans Christian Andersen Tales from Shakespeare Rollo & Lucy Pussy Tip-Toes Poetry George Washington Illustrated

Lot 3027: 9V Antique DECORATIVE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Hans Christian Andersen Tales from Shakespeare Rollo & Lucy Pussy Tip-Toes Poetry George Washington Illustrated

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Description: Book Details: Classic stories from Shakespeare and Hans Christian Andersen highlight this collection of decorative antique children's literature, which features attractively bound volumes. Other titles include "The Rollo and Lucy First Book of Poetry," Jack in the Bush," "The Pussy Tip-Toes Family," "Chimes for Childhood," "The Asbury Twins," and an illustrated "Life of Washington."To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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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40V Vintage 1947 LIFE MAGAZINE World War II Aftermath Occupation Germany Gregory Peck Bathing Suits GI Bill Student Veterans Teenagers

Lot 3028: 40V Vintage 1947 LIFE MAGAZINE World War II Aftermath Occupation Germany Gregory Peck Bathing Suits GI Bill Student Veterans Teenagers

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Description: Details: The group of issues of "Life" magazine dates from 1947, and continues to reflect the changes in American society in the aftermath of World War II. Stories on trends in fashion and pop culture and the more dignified forms of celebrity gossip predominate, but don't completely preclude coverage of more poltiical developments worldwide. The content of "Life" generally followed the same template for the next four decades: short, entertaining, articles of no more than two pages, most of which were taken up by eye-catching photography. The ratio of serious news content to entertaining "life-style" and fashion puff pieces stayed at about 1/3.5, and the covers of the magazines reflected that as well. Among the articles in this collection of issues are pieces on Gregory Peck, the U.S. occupation of Germany, the challenges of re-integrating veterans back into society and the G.I. Bill, with many ex-soldiers now in college; the growing social importance of teenagers, and lots of tasteful, slightly risque girly pictures.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These magazines are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $54.50

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9V Decorative Antique LITERATURE & POETRY Gilded Age Mark Twain Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson Dark Gentleman G.B. Stern Gates Between Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Lot 3029: 9V Decorative Antique LITERATURE & POETRY Gilded Age Mark Twain Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson Dark Gentleman G.B. Stern Gates Between Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

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Description: Book Details: Handsome, gold-stamped bindings decorate this collection of antique literature and poetry, which includes "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today" by Mark Twain & Charles Dudley Warner; and "The Gates Between" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. Other titles include two books about dogs, "Greyfriars Bobby," by Eleanor Atkinson; and "The Dark Gentleman," by G.B. Stern, described by Heywood Broun as "one of the few sophisticated stories ever written about dogs. "Flirtations in Fashionable Life," by Catherine Sinclair bridges the gap between Jane Austen and Edith Wharton.Also included in this lot is a gift annual with a very pretty gilt cover. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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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Gilbert K. Chesterton THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILL 1904 First Edition Philosophical Novel Dystopian Future 1984 London Decorative Binding

Lot 3030: Gilbert K. Chesterton THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILL 1904 First Edition Philosophical Novel Dystopian Future 1984 London Decorative Binding

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Description: Title: The Napoleon of Notting HillAuthor: Gilbert K. Chesterton - Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KCSG better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox." Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories-first carefully turning them inside out."Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective Father Brown, and for his reasoned apologetics. Even some of those who disagree with him have recognized the universal appeal of such works as Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man. Chesterton, as a political thinker, cast aspersions on both Progressivism and Conservatism, saying, "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an "orthodox" Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to Roman Catholicism from High Church Anglicanism. George Bernard Shaw, Chesterton's "friendly enemy" according to Time, said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius." Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, John Henry Cardinal Newman, and John Ruskin. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: John LaneCity: London / New YorkYear: 1904Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 300 pagesWidth: 5.5" Height: 7.75"Book Details: "The Napoleon of Notting Hill" is a novel written by G. K. Chesterton in 1904, set in a nearly unchanged London in 1984.Although the novel is set in the future, it is, in effect, set in an alternative reality of Chesterton's own period, with no advances in technology or changes in the class system or attitudes. It postulates an impersonal government, not described in any detail, but apparently content to operate through a figurehead king, randomly chosen. (Summary courtesy of Wikipedia)Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this novel. Book is in a first binding. Antique volume is bound in original cloth stamped in black and red, with pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Covers show light soiling, with small black spots to upper half of front cover. Edges of spine are lightly rubbed. Binding is firm. Pages display light foxing. This work has "seven Full-Page Illustrations by W. Graham Robertson and a Map of the Seat of War."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 Goldsmith AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD GOD MCCXCV c1795 Antique Calendar List Of Authors Remarkable Events Finance

Lot 3031: John Goldsmith AN ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD GOD MCCXCV c1795 Antique Calendar List Of Authors Remarkable Events Finance

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Description: Title: An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord God M.DCC.XCV. Being the Third after Bissextile or Leap-Year, Wherein Are Contained Necessary Rules, and Useful Tables, with a New Chronology of Remarkable Events; Also, the Proper Days and Hours for Transferring Stocks and Receiving Dividends; and a List of Holidays Kept at the Publick Offices, &c. Calculated by John GoldsmithAuthor: John GoldsmithPublisher: Printed for the Company of Stationers; and Sold by Robert HorsfieldCity: LondonYear: circa 1795Binding Style: Other - see descriptionPagination: 48 pagesWidth: 2.5" Height: 4.5"Book Details: Contains lists of authors, remarkable events, financial information, etc.Condition / Notes: Antique booklet is bound in limp leather. Small black stain appears at center of front cover. Binding is sound. Old name is written on blank preliminary page. Title page and calendar are printed in black and red. Pages are clean and without markings.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Ferdinand Gislain DES CONFLITS ENTRE CHASSEURS FERMIERS & PROPRIETAIRES 1865/1866 First Edition Antique European History Hunting Farmers Vignette By Felicien Rops

Lot 3032: Ferdinand Gislain DES CONFLITS ENTRE CHASSEURS FERMIERS & PROPRIETAIRES 1865/1866 First Edition Antique European History Hunting Farmers Vignette By Felicien Rops

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Description: Title: Des conflits entre chasseurs fermiers & proprietaires Author: Ferdinand GislainPublisher: Adolphe Wesmael, fils, Imprimeur-EditeurCity: Namur, BelgiumYear: 1865Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: vii/240 pages plus 11 pages of supplementWidth: 5.5" Height: 8"Book Details: An account of conflict between French hunters, farmers and landowners.Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in later cloth-backed marbled endpapers. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and fraying to spine. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. Front flyleaf is detached. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with an attractive extra vignette title page by Felicien Rops. Last 11 pages are a postscript dated 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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24V Antique HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE 1852, 1861, 1866-9 History Literature Politics Current Events Cultural Social Criticism

Lot 3033: 24V Antique HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE 1852, 1861, 1866-9 History Literature Politics Current Events Cultural Social Criticism

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Description: Details: Twenty-four issues of "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" from 1852, 1861, and 1866-9 comprise this lot of antique ephemera. History, literature, politics and other current events are discussed in these pages by some of the leading lights of the day.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $21.50

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250 Pc. Antique & Vintage CANADA CITIES & TOWNS POSTCARDS Ottawa Toronto Quebec Montreal Halifax Nova Scotia Landmarks Scenic Views

Lot 3034: 250 Pc. Antique & Vintage CANADA CITIES & TOWNS POSTCARDS Ottawa Toronto Quebec Montreal Halifax Nova Scotia Landmarks Scenic Views

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Description: Details: There are about 250 postcards in this lot, all of which display scenes of the cities, towns, and landmarks of Canada. The postcards have all been preserved in individual plastic sleeves. Twenty-two souvenir postcard folders are also included in the collection. Major cities like Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Vancouver, and Halifax are represented, as are smaller communities from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These postcards are in generally good condition; most have been used.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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4V Charles Nutt HISTORY OF WORCESTER AND ITS PEOPLE 1919 First Edition Antique Massachusetts Biography Photographic Plates Portraits

Lot 3035: 4V Charles Nutt HISTORY OF WORCESTER AND ITS PEOPLE 1919 First Edition Antique Massachusetts Biography Photographic Plates Portraits

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Description: Title: History of Worcester and Its PeopleAuthor: Charles NuttPublisher: Lewis Historical Publishing CompanyCity: New YorkYear: 1919Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 4 Complete: YesWidth: 7.75" Height: 10.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter black leather over dark green cloth. Spines have stamped gilt lettering. Books show moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to covers. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and bright. This work contains numerous illustrations, including plates depicting historical sites and landmarks, as well as portraits of major figures and prominent citizens.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $18.50

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Vintage & Antique COLLECTIBLE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, POETRY Juvenile Series Fiction Oz  L. Frank Baum Air Service Musket Boys G.A. Henty Pirates Amy Lowell Tennyson Milton Wordsworth Decorative Longfellow

Lot 3036: Vintage & Antique COLLECTIBLE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, POETRY Juvenile Series Fiction Oz L. Frank Baum Air Service Musket Boys G.A. Henty Pirates Amy Lowell Tennyson Milton Wordsworth Decorative Longfellow

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Description: Book Details: Decorative children's and juvenile literature predominates in this group of vintage and antique collectible books, which also includes poetry. Many of these are installments in series fiction, some by G.A. Henty, involving adventures with pirates, Inca treasure, airplanes, service in the Revolutionary War, and a trip to the land of Oz. More mature literature is found in the poetry of Amy Lowell, Tennyson, Milton, Wordsworth, and Longfellow. Also included is volume one of a handsome "Shakespeare Lexicon."To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $33.50

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Benson J. Lossing A HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN SIXTEEN SECTIONS 1912 Antique Military Brady Photographs Color Plates Great Battlefield Series

Lot 3037: Benson J. Lossing A HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN SIXTEEN SECTIONS 1912 Antique Military Brady Photographs Color Plates Great Battlefield Series

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Description: Title: A History of the Civil War, 1861-65, and the Causes That Led Up to the Great Conflict. And a Chronological Summary and Record of Every Engagement between the Troops of the Union and of the Confederacy and Showing the Total Losses and Casaulties together with War Maps of Localities Compiled from the Official Records of the War Department. Illustrated with Fac-Simile Photographic Reproductions of the Official War Photographs Taken at the Time by Mathew B. Brady under the Authority of President Lincoln and Now in the Possession of the War Department, Washington, D. C. from Whom Special Permission Has Been Grated To Reproduce the Same To Illustrate This Work. From the Famous and Authentic Brady War Photograph Collection There Has Been Selected Portraits of the Great Commanders and Leaders of Both the Union and Confederate Armies and Navies, and Many Scenes of Great Historical Interest, Taken Fifty Years Ago and Making a Marvellous Fac-Simile Reproduction of the Battlegrounds, Fortifications, the Dead and Wounded, Hospitals, and Incidents of the Greatest Conflict This Country Has Ever Known and Fittingly Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Great National Struggle the Entire Work, Issued in Sixteen Sections, with Sixteen Separate Color Plates of Great Commanders in Action and Famous Battle Scenes fromt he Painting of H. A. Ogden and Other Famous Artists of Military SubjectsAuthor: Benson J. Lossing - Benson John Lossing was a prolific and popular American historian, known best for his illustrated books on the American Revolution and American Civil War and features in Harper's Magazine. He was a charter trustee of Vassar College.Publisher: The War Memorial AssociationCity: New YorkYear: 1912Binding Style: Other - see descriptionWidth: 9.5" Height: 12.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This antique work consists of sixteen sections, each in individual stapled blue pictorial wrappers, contained in blue cloth-covered case. Case with intact ties displays soiling and tears along upper spine panel edges. Wrappers show light wear and have previous owner's name stamped in small (faded) print at center of each front cover. Interiors are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with one full-page color plate per section with numerous reproductions of Brady photographs.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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Ward Moore LOT & LOT'S DAUGHTER WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL SWANWICK 1996 First Printing Limited Edition Signed By Swanwick Short Stories American Literature

Lot 3038: Ward Moore LOT & LOT'S DAUGHTER WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL SWANWICK 1996 First Printing Limited Edition Signed By Swanwick Short Stories American Literature

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Description: Title: Lot & Lot's Daughter. With a New Introduction by Michael SwanwickAuthor: Ward Moore - Ward Moore was the working name of American author Joseph Ward Moore. Moore grew up in New York City, and later moved to Chicago, and then to California.Moore began publishing with the novel, "Breathe the Air Again" (1942), about the onset of the Great Depression. The story is told from multiple viewpoints, and Ward Moore himself appears briefly as a character in the novel.His most famous work is the alternate history novel "Bring the Jubilee" (1953). This novel, narrated by Hodge Backmaker, tells of a world in which the South won the American Civil War, leaving the North in ruins.Moore's other novels include "Cloud By Day," in which a brush fire threatens a town in Topanga Canyon; "Greener Than You Think," a novel about unstoppable Bermuda Grass; "Joyleg" (co-authored with Avram Davidson), about the purported survival of the State of Franklin; Caduceus Wild (co-authored with Robert Bradford), about a medarchy, a nation governed by physicians.Moore is also known for the two short stories (since collected) "Lot" (1953) and "Lot's Daughter" (1954) which are postapocalyptic tales with parallels to the Bible. The film "Panic in Year Zero!" (1962) was (without giving credit) based on "Lot and Lot's Daughter." His short story "Adjustment", in which an "ordinary" man adjusts to a never-never land in which his wishes are fulfilled, and makes the environment adjust to him as well, has been reprinted several times. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: A Tachyon PublicationCity: San FranciscoYear: 1996Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: ix/72 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 8.75"Book Details: These stories were written during Moore's heyday, following the publication of his fantasy classic, "Bring the Jubilee." "These are savage unromantic tales ... describing nuclear holocaust and its consequences ... featuring a great motorized exodus from a doomed Los Angeles, seen through Biblical parallelism as the city of Sodom." (dust jacket text)Condition / Notes: This is one of only 100 specially leather bound copies signed by Swanwick, the rest of the edition consisting of 300 paper-bound copies. Signature appears on title page.Volume is bound in black leather with stamped red lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket by designed by William Reid is preserved in mylar.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 Vintage COLLECTIBLE ESTATE BOOKS Facsimile Vinland Map First Encyclopedia Britannica Aviation Smithsonian Pratt & Whitney California Railroad History Hats Signed Woman Traveler Lake District 1925 Cookbook

Lot 3039: 12V Vintage COLLECTIBLE ESTATE BOOKS Facsimile Vinland Map First Encyclopedia Britannica Aviation Smithsonian Pratt & Whitney California Railroad History Hats Signed Woman Traveler Lake District 1925 Cookbook

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Description: Book Details: Unusual reference and facsimile books make this group of vintage collectible estate books intriguing. Included are works of history, such as the facsimile reproductions of the first Encyclopedia Britannica, published in 1771 and the Vinland map; a book on the hats of the world; volumes on aviation (e.g., "The Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Story"), and a photo tour of England's Lake District. Signed books include "The Intelligent Woman Traveler" (1967) by Frances Koltun, and "A Pageant of Hats, Ancient and Modern" (1958) by Ruth Edwards Kilgour. "Mrs. Caldwell's Cook Book" (1925) has a delightful period dust jacket.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $27.50

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T. Marshall Smith LEGENDS OF THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE & OF THE EARLIER SETTLEMENTS IN THE WEST 1855 First Edition Antique Americana History Biographical Sketches

Lot 3040: T. Marshall Smith LEGENDS OF THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE & OF THE EARLIER SETTLEMENTS IN THE WEST 1855 First Edition Antique Americana History Biographical Sketches

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Description: Title: Legends of the War of Independence, and of the Earlier Settlements in the WestAuthor: T. Marshall SmithPublisher: J. F. BrennanCity: Louisville, KentuckyYear: 1855Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: Pagination: 397 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 8.75"Book Details: Contains much information on the conflict between Patriots (here called Whigs) & Tories, the Whig women of North Carolina, with "a few touching biographical sketches of them during the war", the murder of Capt. John Wood by twelve Tories, , the abduction of Susan and Maria Davidson by Tories and Indians, and so on. Basically, a series of biographical accounts of life on the old Southern frontier in the midst of a bitterly fought war.Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original blind-stamped dark green cloth. Book shows external wear, with wear to spine extremities and tips, some wrinkling of and light soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Front pastedown displays light soiling and loss of material. Front flyleaf has been excised. Previous owner's name can be seen in top margin of title page. Title page displays light soiling. Pages exhibit foxing and (faint) water markings throughoutFor 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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2V Evert A. Duyckinck NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT AMERICANS c1864 Antique US History Biography Steel Engravings Plates

Lot 3041: 2V Evert A. Duyckinck NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY OF EMINENT AMERICANS c1864 Antique US History Biography Steel Engravings Plates

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Description: Title: National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans: Including Orators, Statesmen, Naval and Military Heroes, Jurists, Authors, Etc. Etc. from Original Full Lengthy Paintings by Alonzo Chappel. With Biographical and Historical Narratives - Evert A. DuyckinckAuthor: Evert A. Duyckinck - Evert Augustus Duyckinck was an American publisher and biographer. He was associated with the literary side of the Young America movement in New York.Publisher: Johnson, Fry & CompanyCity: New YorkYear: circa 1864Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 9" Height: 11.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines and front/rear covers. Volumes display extensive ornamental designs. Books show external wear, with rubbing to covers and loss of material at edges. Bindings are firm. Interiors exhibit scattered foxing. This work contains tissue-guarded frontispieces and plates offering portraits of major figures of early U. S. history.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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Marshall Everett WRECK AND SINKING OF THE TITANIC 1912 Antique Maritime Disaster Graphic Account Photographic Plates Drawings

Lot 3042: Marshall Everett WRECK AND SINKING OF THE TITANIC 1912 Antique Maritime Disaster Graphic Account Photographic Plates Drawings

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Description: Title: Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic: The Ocean's Greatest Disaster. A Graphic and Thrilling Account of the Sinking of the Greatest Floating Palace Ever Built, Carry Down to Watery Graves More Than 1,500 Souls. Giving Exciting Escapes from Death and Acts of Heroism Not Equaled in Ancient or Modern Times Told by THE SURVIVORS, Including History of Icebergs, the Terror of the Seas; Wireless Telegraphy and Modern ShipbuildingAuthor: uncredited authorEditor: Marshall EverettPublisher: L. H. WalterCity: UnknownYear: 1912Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 320 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 8.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Pastedown depicting sinking of the Titanic appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers, moisture markings to rear cover, and lettering almost entirely faded. Binding is firm. Previous owner's sticker appears at center of front pastedown. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with full-page and in-text drawings, as well as photographic plates, including frontispiece portrait of Captain E. J. Smith. 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 Collectible Vintage & Antique CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Animal Stories Dogs Horses Alice in Wonderland Arabian Nights Maxfield Parrish Black Beauty Albert Payson Terhune St. Bernard Shipwreck Castaways Adventure

Lot 3043: 9V Collectible Vintage & Antique CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Animal Stories Dogs Horses Alice in Wonderland Arabian Nights Maxfield Parrish Black Beauty Albert Payson Terhune St. Bernard Shipwreck Castaways Adventure

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Description: Book Details: Animal stories are a strong theme in this group of collectible vintage and antique children's literature, with some notable departures. Included is a 1945 edition of "The Arabian Nights," with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish; and "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass" with a colorful, 1930s dust jacket but the beloved John Tenniel illustrations. Dogs are the heroes of "Prince Jan, St. Bernard," Albert Payson Terhune's "The Way of a Dog," and a Little Golden book about Lassie. Horses appear in an early edition of "Black Beauty" and a movie tie-in book about Misty of Chincoteague. Both animals, and more, populate "Little Pilgrim's Pets." "The Conquest of the Savages," by Roger T. Finlay, is the second installment in a boys' adventure series about castaways shipwrecked on a South Seas island.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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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Charles Whitehead SKETCH OF ANTONIO BISHALLANY c1850 Antique Biography Protestant Convert Lebanon

Lot 3044: Charles Whitehead SKETCH OF ANTONIO BISHALLANY c1850 Antique Biography Protestant Convert Lebanon

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Description: Title: Sketch of Antonio Bishallany, A Syrian of Mount LebanonAuthor: Charles WhiteheadPublisher: American Tract SocietyCity: New YorkYear: circa 1850Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 232 pagesWidth: 4.25" Height: 6.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt decoration to spine. Book lacks lower half and has tears along edges of upper portion. Front and rear covers display mild rubbing. Binding is sound. Previous owner's sticker appears on front pastedown.and old signatures are visible on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of portrait of Bishallany.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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11V Antique THE CENTURY MAGAZINE COMPILATIONS Civil War Native Americans Science Dinosaurs Art Journalism

Lot 3045: 11V Antique THE CENTURY MAGAZINE COMPILATIONS Civil War Native Americans Science Dinosaurs Art Journalism

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Description: Book Details: Eleven bound, antique compilations of the magazine "The Century" constitute this lot. These date from 1887 through 1892. Articles in these volumes contain stories and historical accounts of the Civil War, a piece on indian reservations written and illustrated by Frederic Remington, an excerpt from "an impending novel" by Mark Twain ("A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"), an explanation of Taoism by artist John LaFarge, and many more articles of continuing interest.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $29.50

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JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U.S. AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SEVENTH CONGRESS 1803 First Edition Jefferson Messages Barbary Powers Pickering Impeachment Native Americans

Lot 3046: JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE U.S. AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE SEVENTH CONGRESS 1803 First Edition Jefferson Messages Barbary Powers Pickering Impeachment Native Americans

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Description: Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States at the Second Session of the Seventh Congress, in the Twenty-Seventh Year of the Independence of the United StatesAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: Printed by Samuel Harrison SmithCity: Washington, D.C.Year: 1803Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 384 pages plus 72 unnumbered pages of indexWidth: 5.5" Height: 8.5"Book Details: Documents from the session convened in December, 1802. Volume contains Thomas Jefferson's message of December 15, noting Spain's cession of Louisiana to France and discussing the status of Georgia's negotiations with the Creeks is printed in full. Also present is material on relations with France and England, the Barbary Powers, the impeachment of Judge Pickering, Native Americans, and reviews of judiciary and additional issues.Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter brown leather with marbled boards, leather-tipped corners and gilt-lettered red leather spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and dark markings to spine. Minor loss of material is visible at corners and edges of boards. 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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11V Vintage & Antique COLLECTIBLE LITERATURE Ernest Hemingway Wallace Stegner Historical Fiction Civil War Limited Edition Poetry Dust Jackets

Lot 3047: 11V Vintage & Antique COLLECTIBLE LITERATURE Ernest Hemingway Wallace Stegner Historical Fiction Civil War Limited Edition Poetry Dust Jackets

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Description: Book Details: The oldest volume in this group of collectible vintage and antique literature and poetry is a pocket-sized, leather-bound edition of the works of Samuel Johnson and William Falconer, published around 1820. Most recent is a 1955 special student's edition of "The Old Man and the Sea," which retains its original dust jacket. Also by Ernest Hemingway is an early printing of "For Whom the Bell Tolls," also with dust jacket. Two books of poetry are limited editions: "North of the Nulhegan," by A.W. Stone; and "Flowers of Song From Many Lands," by Frederic Rowland Marvin. Another notable title is "The Big Rock Candy Mountain," by Wallace Stegner.Historical fiction is set during the Revolutionary War ("Trumpets at Dawn," by Cyril Harris) and in the aftermath of the Civil War ("Home to Tennessee," by Alfred Leland Crabb. These too, have their original dust jackets.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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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6V Antique TRAVEL & EXPLORATION Africa Stanley & Livingstone Borneo Around the World Circumnavigation Ancient Mediterranean Philippines Cuba

Lot 3048: 6V Antique TRAVEL & EXPLORATION Africa Stanley & Livingstone Borneo Around the World Circumnavigation Ancient Mediterranean Philippines Cuba

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Description: Book Details: Intriguing covers decorate some of the books in this collection of antique travel and exploration, which explores unbeaten paths as well as more familiar landscapes. Titles include Henry Stanley's popular "Lost and Found, or Africa and Its Explorers" (1872), with its biographical sketch of Dr. David Livingstone; "The Lives and Travels of Livingstone and Stanley" (1881) by J.E. Chambliss; "Our Journey Around the World" (1895), by Francis E. Clark and Harriet E. Clark; "Twenty Years in Borneo (1924) by Charles Bruce; "The Classic Mediterranean (1910), by John Bancroft Devins; and "Neely's Panorama of Our New Possessions" (1898).To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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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Robert T. Conrad BIBLE BREATHINGS CONTAINING SINAI AND OTHER DEVOTIONAL POEMS c1862 Antique Manuscript Leather Binding

Lot 3049: Robert T. Conrad BIBLE BREATHINGS CONTAINING SINAI AND OTHER DEVOTIONAL POEMS c1862 Antique Manuscript Leather Binding

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the bound antique manuscript shown in the corresponding image(s). A unique collection of devotional poems written by Robert T. Conrad, mayor of Philadelphia and author of the tragedy "Aylmere," with a handwritten dedication in poetry form by George H. Boker, the Philadelphian diplomat and poet. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: This antique volume, measuring approximately 7" x 8.5", is bound in contemporary gilt-stamped brown leather with metal clasps. Book shows moderate external wear, with gilt mostly faded, spine label missing, and some wear to top/bottom of spine and hinges. Binding is solid. All edges are gilt, marbled end-papers, edges lightly toned, most pages written only on recto with some exceptions; small hole affecting text in one page near the end, another page mostly cut out with fragments of several lines remaining along the edge. 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 1890s MAGAZINES & PERIODICALS McClure's Godey's Munsey's Monist Outlook R.L. Stevenson Ida Tarbell Kipling Burroughs

Lot 3050: Antique 1890s MAGAZINES & PERIODICALS McClure's Godey's Munsey's Monist Outlook R.L. Stevenson Ida Tarbell Kipling Burroughs

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Description: Details: The magazines in this lot largely date from the 1890s, with Robert Louis Stevenson, Ida Tarbell, Rudyard Kipling, Stephen Crane, Hamlin Garland, John Burroughs and many others as featured authors. Titles include "McClure's," "Godey's Lady's Book," "The Outlook," "The Mentor," "Munsey's Magazine," "The Scrapbook," "The Order of the Helping Hand Magazine," "The Monist," and "Short Stories," with one by Prosper Merimee.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These magazines are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.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: $33.50

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