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Books and Ephemera - Morley, Whistler, Obama, Art, etc.

by National Book Auctions

Platinum House

500 lots with images

January 26, 2014

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Ithaca, NY, 14850-6071 USA

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2V THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 1936 Limited Edition Signed By Illustrator Rockwell Kent Preface By Christopher Morley Plates

Lot 6001: 2V THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE 1936 Limited Edition Signed By Illustrator Rockwell Kent Preface By Christopher Morley Plates

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Description: Title: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Cambridge Edition Text, as Edited by William Aldis Wright. Including the Temple NotesAuthor: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including "Hamlet", "King Lear," "Othello," and "Macbeth", considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's.Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.Editor: William Aldis WrightPublisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.City: Garden City, New YorkYear: 1936Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 10" Height: 13"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition signed by illustrator Rockwell Kent on limitation page at front of first volume. This is copy 404 of 750. This edition contains a preface by Christopher Morley.Folio set is bound in dark blue cloth over beveled boards. Spines have gilt-lettered vellum label. Label of first volume is peeling at one corner. Books show mild rubbing to covers. Bindings are firm. Light foxing is visible on endpapers and preliminary pages. Pages are otherwise clean and bright. Plates may show light foxing. Work is complete with 38 plates and 2 color frontispieces. Volumes are preserved in slipcase showing shelfwear.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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Barack Obama DREAMS FROM MY FATHER 2004 Author-Signed Memoir 44th U.S President African-American History Culture

Lot 6002: Barack Obama DREAMS FROM MY FATHER 2004 Author-Signed Memoir 44th U.S President African-American History Culture

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Description: Title: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and InheritanceAuthor: Barack Obama - Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was the president of the Harvard Law Review. He was a community organizer in Chicago before earning his law degree. He worked as a civil rights attorney in Chicago and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School from 1992 to 2004. He served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004.Following an unsuccessful bid against the Democratic incumbent for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 2000, Obama ran for the United States Senate in 2004. Several events brought him to national attention during the campaign, including his victory in the March 2004 Illinois Democratic primary for the Senate election and his keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in July 2004. He won election to the U.S. Senate in Illinois in November 2004. His presidential campaign began in February 2007, and after a close campaign in the 2008 Democratic Party presidential primaries against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he won his party's nomination. In the 2008 presidential election, he defeated Republican nominee John McCain, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. In October 2009, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.As president, Obama signed economic stimulus legislation in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. Other domestic policy initiatives include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 and the Budget Control Act of 2011. In foreign policy, he ended the war in Iraq, increased troop levels in Afghanistan, signed the New START arms control treaty with Russia, ordered US involvement in the 2011 Libya military intervention, and ordered the military operation that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. In April 2011, Obama declared his intention to seek re-election in the 2012 presidential election.Publisher: Three Rivers PressCity: New YorkYear: 2004Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: xvii/453 pagesWidth: 5.5" Height: 8.25"Book Details: A memoir by United States President Barack Obama. It was first published in July 1995 as he was preparing to launch his political career,[1] five years after being elected the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990. The autobiographical narrative tells the story of the life of Obama up to his entry in Harvard Law School. Condition / Notes: This is a scarce later printing of this revised edition of this memoir, signed by President Obama on title page. Certificate of Authenticity by G. & G. Buys is laid in.Book is in excellent condition.This lot is one of several in this auction that were consigned to us by a long-standing member of the American Political Items Collectors. The consignor collected most of these signatures by personally attending author events, signings, and political rallies/events, while others were purchased from respectable booksellers who hosted author signings. When provided, flyers from events, receipts and other documents are included to corroborate the authenticity of the signatures in this collection.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Cristopher Morley THE POWDER OF SYMPATHY 1923 First Edition Antique Essay Collection With Author-Signed Handwritten Letter To Illustrator Walter Jack Duncan

Lot 6003: Cristopher Morley THE POWDER OF SYMPATHY 1923 First Edition Antique Essay Collection With Author-Signed Handwritten Letter To Illustrator Walter Jack Duncan

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Description: Title: The Powder of SympathyAuthor: Christopher Morley - Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.Christopher Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank Morley, was a mathematics professor at Haverford College; his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a violinist who provided Christopher with much of his later love for literature and poetry.In 1900 the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1906 Christopher entered Haverford College, graduating in 1910 as valedictorian. He then went to New College, Oxford, for three years on a Rhodes scholarship, studying modern history.In 1913 Morley completed his Oxford studies and moved to New York City, New York. On 14 June 1914, he married Helen Booth Fairchild, with whom he would have four children, including Louise Morley Cochrane. They first lived in Hempstead, and then in Queens Village. They then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1920 they made their final move, to a house they called "Green Escape" in Roslyn Estates, New York. They remained there for the rest of his life. In 1936 he built a cabin at the rear of the property (The Knothole), which he maintained as his writing study from then on.In 1951 Morley suffered a series of strokes, which greatly reduced his voluminous literary output. He died on March 28, 1957, and was buried in the Roslyn Cemetery in Nassau County, New York. After his death, two New York newspapers published his last message to his friends:"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."Morley began writing while still in college. He edited The Haverfordian and contributed articles to that college publication. He provided scripts for and acted in the college's drama program. He played on the cricket and soccer teams.In Oxford a volume of his poems, "The Eighth Sin" (1912), was published. After graduating from Oxford, Morley began his literary career at Doubleday, working as publicist and publisher's reader. In 1917 he got his start as an editor for Ladies' Home Journal (1917-1918), then as a newspaper reporter and newspaper columnist in Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger.Morley's first novel, "Parnassus on Wheels," appeared in 1917. The protagonist, traveling bookseller Roger Mifflin, appeared again in his second novel, "The Haunted Bookshop" in 1919.In 1920 he returned to New York City to write a column (The Bowling Green) for the New York Evening Post.He was one of the founders and a longtime contributing editor of the Saturday Review of Literature. A highly gregarious man, he was the mainstay of what he dubbed the "Three Hours for Lunch Club." Out of enthusiasm for the Sherlock Holmes stories, he helped to found the Baker Street Irregulars and wrote the introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote an introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Works of Shakespeare in 1936, although Morley called it an "Introduction to Yourself as a Reader of Shakespeare." That year, he was appointed to revise and enlarge "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" (11th edition in 1937 and 12th edition in 1948). He was one of the first judges for the Book of the Month Club, serving in that position until the early 1950s.Author of more than 100 novels, books of essays, and volumes of poetry, Morley is probably best known for his 1939 novel "Kitty Foyle," which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie. Another well-known work is "Thunder on the Left" (1925).From 1928 to 1930, Morley co-produced theater productions (dramas) at his theaters in Hoboken, New Jersey, which he had "deemed the last seacoast in Bohemia."For most of his life, he lived in Roslyn Estates, Nassau County, Long Island, commuting to the city on the Long Island Rail Road, about which he wrote affectionately. In 1961, a 98-acre (40-hectare) park was named in his honor on Searingtown Road in Nassau County. This park preserves as a publicly available point of interest his studio, the "Knothole" (which was moved to the site after his death), along with his furniture and bookcases. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Doubleday, Page & CompanyCity: Garden City, New YorkYear: 1923Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xii/304 pagesWidth: 5.5" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction's catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage. This is a scarce first edition of this collection of essays with a handwritten letter, dated April 20th, 1923, signed by Morley to illustrator Walter Jack Duncan thanking him for his illustrations. Original envelope is included. Text of letter is as follows: "Dear Dunc., I have just seen / proofs of the Powder of Sympathy / drawings: I think they are glorious -- as delightful and as simpatico / as anything could be, and / full & richly crammed with your / own particular humor and / oddity x Blessings on you! / Hope to have a chance soon / to tell you all about the / Tusitala (underlined), which will astound / you. / Chris.Antique volume is bound in light salmon paper with gilt-lettered brown cloth spine and green paper label to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains a number of vignettes by Walter Jack Duncan. 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 Sinclair Hamilton EARLY AMERICAN BOOK ILLUSTRATORS AND WOOD ENGRAVERS 1670-1870 1958/1968 First Editions Vintage Bibliography With Author-Signed Handwritten Letters

Lot 6004: 2V Sinclair Hamilton EARLY AMERICAN BOOK ILLUSTRATORS AND WOOD ENGRAVERS 1670-1870 1958/1968 First Editions Vintage Bibliography With Author-Signed Handwritten Letters

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Description: Title: Early American Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers, 1670-1870: A Catalogue of a Collection of American Books Illustrated for the Most Part with Woodcuts and Wood Engravings in the Princeton University Library. With an Introductory Sketch of the Development of Early American Book IllustrationAuthor: Sinclair HamiltonPublisher: Princeton University PressCity: PrincetonYear: 1958/1968Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 9" Height: 11.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce set of first editions of this bibliographical work, with handwritten letter signed by author attached to each of the pastedowns.These volumes are bound in original cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and gilt device to front covers. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Pages display occasional light pencil marginalia. Interiors are otherwise clean and bright. Set has the following inserts: the above-mentioned letters (A. L.S. on his nautical Edgartown letterhead regarding Anderson's Academy Certificate and questioning the Secy, a 1970 A. L. S. on his N.Y.C. letterhead regarding purchases), clipped A.A.S. obituary of Hamilton, faded invoice with impressively low prices, another letter from Edgartown, and one more letter in which Hamilton mentions his health, and an advertisement for second volume. Work is profusely illustrated and indexed.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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Hamlin Garland THE MYSTERY OF THE BURIED CROSSES A NARRATIVE OF PSYCHIC EXPLORATION 1939 Author-Signed First Edition Mediums Illustrations

Lot 6005: Hamlin Garland THE MYSTERY OF THE BURIED CROSSES A NARRATIVE OF PSYCHIC EXPLORATION 1939 Author-Signed First Edition Mediums Illustrations

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Description: Title: The Mystery of the Buried Crosses: A Narrative of Psychic ExplorationAuthor: Hamlin Garland - Hannibal Hamlin Garland was an American novelist, poet, psychical researcher, essayist, and short story writer. He is best known for his fiction involving hard-working Midwestern farmers.Publisher: E. P. Dutton and CompanyCity: New YorkYear: 1939Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 351 pages plus 1 page of appendixWidth: 6.25" Height: 9"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Very sincerely yours / Hamlin Garland," with the recipient's name underneath. Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Work contains map and illustrations. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Raymond S. Spears THE CABIN BOAT PRIMER 1913 First Edition Antique Navigation Houseboats Descriptions Diagrams Photographs

Lot 6006: Raymond S. Spears THE CABIN BOAT PRIMER 1913 First Edition Antique Navigation Houseboats Descriptions Diagrams Photographs

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Description: Title: The Cabin Boat Primer: Containing Descriptions and Diagrams, Photographs and Chapters on the Construction, Navigation and Use of House-Boats for Pleasure and ProfitAuthor: Raymond S. Spears - Raymond S. Spears was an author of western and adventure stories. He was born in Belleview, Ohio in 1876. The son of John R. Spears, a naval historian and Celestia Colette Smiley Spears, a teacher. Raymond was educated in Philadelphia. A move to the Adirondack Mountains to recuperate from a throat ailment lead to a great love of the outdoors.Raymond eventually moved to New York City to work as a reporter for the New York Sun. He worked there for five years before moving back to the countryside and doing free lance reporting. He took several cross-country trips and wrote about them in Forest and Stream. These trips provided the background information for many of his fiction and non-fiction writings.Raymond used up to eight pseudonyms for his writings, the most used of which was Jim Smiley.He was the president of the American Trappers' Association during the 1930s. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: A. R. HardingCity: Columbus, OhioYear: 1913Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 267 plus 9 pages of advertisementsWidth: 5.5" Height: 7"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with white lettering and pictorial design of cabin to front cover. Lettering and design have lost almost all white coloring. Book otherwise shows only light external wear. Binding is sound. Work is illustrated with full-page and in-text photographs and diagrams.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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Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant ROBERT FROST THE TRIAL BY EXISTENCE 1960 First Edition Signed By Author Frost & 24 Members Of Grolier Club

Lot 6007: Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant ROBERT FROST THE TRIAL BY EXISTENCE 1960 First Edition Signed By Author Frost & 24 Members Of Grolier Club

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Description: Title: Robert Frost: The Trial by ExistenceAuthor: Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant - Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant was an American journalist and writer.Sergeant's work includes non-fiction works ("French Perspectives," 1916, and her best known work "Shadow-Shapes: Journal of a Wounded Woman," 1920) and one novel ("Short as Any Dream," 1929). She was also a biographer and author of a study about Willa Cather.Sergeant was a war correspondent for The New Republic at the western front, where she was wounded in 1918. After 1920, she was living in Taos, New Mexico, following her doctor's advice. She wrote about the Pueblo Indians and New Mexico itself until the mid-1930s. She spent some time in New York and studied under the analyst Carl Jung. She spent some time writing at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.She also wrote "Robert Frost: The Trial by Existence" (1960).(Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and WinstonCity: New YorkYear: 1960Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xxvii/451 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 8.75"Book Details: "Robert Frost: The Trial by Existence" is a poetic book about America's beloved poet. In part a biography, in part a critical analysis, the book is an interpretation of Frost's life and poetry, which have been inextricably intermingled."Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this literary biography, signed by Robert Frost, the author and 24 members of the Grolier Club, including Clifton Waller Barrett, Marianne Moore, Mark & Dorothy Van Doren, Louis Untermeyer, Glenway Wescott, and Gwen and Edgar T. Rigg. Signatures appear on front flyleaf. Inscription at foot of title page reads "Copy given me on June 1, 1960, Grolier Club, book party for E.S.S. author, and Robert Frost -- being given by C. Waller Barrett."Volume is bound in original light blue cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Book shows mild external wear, with slight fading at edges of covers. Remnants of removed label can be seen on front pastedown. Gutter of title page is opened slightly with a little mull showing. A few pencilled notes can be seen on page margins and rear pastedown. Work is illustrated with photographs. Original dust jacket, with photo-portrait of Front on front panel and of the author on rear panel, displays 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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Vintage Original EDUARDO MUNOZ BACHS POSTER Los Cuentos de Jack London 1973 Film Cuban Artist Silkscreen

Lot 6008: Vintage Original EDUARDO MUNOZ BACHS POSTER Los Cuentos de Jack London 1973 Film Cuban Artist Silkscreen

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Description: Title: Los Cuentos de Jack London film posterArtist: Medium: PosterFeatures: OriginalPrint Year: 1973Width: 21.5" Height: 30.5"Art Notes: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling some personal effects of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. Mr. Kane assembled a collection of original artworks, including some working artists of the 20th century. This was among them.Eduardo Munoz Bachs, a noted Cuban artist, created this original silkscreened poster for a film based on the stories of Jack London.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition: This poster is in generally good, unfaded condition without creases. Note that there is a puncture just above the figure's right shoulder. This can be repaired with proper curation.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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D. W. Griffith THE BIRTH OF A NATION c1915 Antique Film Souvenir Original Embossed Wrappers Essays Summary Sepia Illustrations

Lot 6009: D. W. Griffith THE BIRTH OF A NATION c1915 Antique Film Souvenir Original Embossed Wrappers Essays Summary Sepia Illustrations

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Description: Title: The Birth of a Nation. The Most Stupendous and Fascinating Motion Picture Drama Created in the United States. Founded on Thomas Dixon's Story "The Clansman" Produced under the Personal Direction of D. W. GriffithAuthor: D. W. Griffith - David Llewelyn Wark "D. W." Griffith was an American film director, mostly remembered as the director of the 1915 film "The Birth of a Nation" and the subsequent film Intolerance (1916). He is closely associated with his frequent leading lady, Lillian Gish.Griffith began making short films in 1908, and released his first feature, Judith of Bethulia, in 1913. His film "The Birth of a Nation" made pioneering use of advanced camera and narrative techniques, and its immense popularity set the stage for the dominance of the feature-length film in the United States. The film has been extremely controversial for its negative depiction of African-Americans, White Unionists, the Reconstruction, and its positive portrayal of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan. The film was widely criticized and subject to boycotts by the NAACP. Griffith responded to his critics with "Intolerance," intended to show the history of prejudiced thought and behavior. The film was not a financial success but was praised by critics.Several of Griffith's later films, including "Broken Blossoms" (1919), "Way Down East" (1920) and "Orphans of the Storm" (1921) were also successful, but his high production, promotional, and roadshow costs often made his ventures commercial failures. By the time of his final feature, "The Struggle" (1931), he had made roughly 500 films. For his pioneering techniques and early understanding of cinema, Griffith is considered among the most important figures in the history of the medium. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Epoch Producing Co.City: New YorkYear: circa 1915Binding Style: Other - see descriptionPagination: 9 pages of text, 5 pages of blurbs and 7 platesWidth: 9.75" Height: 12.5"Book Details: Contains essays and reviews of the classic film. Summary of the film begins with a tipped-in color plate of the American flag.Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this film souvenir.This work is bound in original wrappers with embossed lettering and pictorial design depicting Capitol dome in turquoise and gold. Wrappers are in protective patterned tissue. Small light stain appears on front wrapper, slight ear to bottom edges, tissue slightly darkened at spine and edges, with small chips on front wrapper and a closed tear at the spine on the rear wrapper. Interior is clean, bright and without markings, with a small closed tear in one page. Work is illustrated with portraits of Griffith and cast, as well as full-page illustrations containing scenes from the film. Also present is a tipped-in decorative initial letter, with elaborately designed color illustration of American flag.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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7 Pc. Antique 18th C. FRENCH DOCUMENTS Vellum Manuscript Louis XV Port au Prince Haiti Passport 1788 Paris Police Department Courier de L'Amerique Newspaper Alphonse Daudet Burial Invitation

Lot 6010: 7 Pc. Antique 18th C. FRENCH DOCUMENTS Vellum Manuscript Louis XV Port au Prince Haiti Passport 1788 Paris Police Department Courier de L'Amerique Newspaper Alphonse Daudet Burial Invitation

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Description: Details: The documents in this antique ephemera lot are in French and, with one exception, date from the eighteenth century. Leading the group is a manuscript on vellum, an unsigned copy of a document issued by Louis XV in 1732. This ms. is preserved in an attractive, presentation case.Other 18th century documents include a four-page Philadelphia newspaper in French, "Courier de L'Amerique," No. IX, dated September 21, 1784, with datelines also from Hartford and Richmond. Dated 1788 are a series of letters from Port au Prince (Haiti, or as it was known at the time, Saint-Domingue) printed on pale blue laid paper. One of the letters has a red wax seal. They are accompanied by a document giving travel permission from Saint-Marc to Port au Prince. Last is a 1791 letter on the stationery of the Departement de Police, Municipalite de Paris.Also included is an invitation to the burial service for novelist Alphonse Daudet, who died in 1897.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These documents are generally in very good condition. Please note that the vellum manuscript has several tears and holes, and irregular edges.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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James M. Edmonson AMERICAN SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 1997 First Edition Illustrated History Of Manufacture Directory Of Instrument Makers Photos

Lot 6011: James M. Edmonson AMERICAN SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS 1997 First Edition Illustrated History Of Manufacture Directory Of Instrument Makers Photos

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Description: Title: American Surgical Instruments: An Illustrated History of Their Manufacture and a Directory of Instrument Makers to 1900Author: James M. EdmonsonPublisher: Norman PublishingCity: San FranciscoYear: 1997Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xi/352 pagesWidth: 9" Height: 11.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped light green lettering to spine. Book is in excellent edition. Work is profusely illustrated with b&w photos. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.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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Christopher Morley AN APOLOGY FOR BOCCACCIO 1923 Author-Signed Limited Edition With Tipped In Documents Signed By Morley & James Shields

Lot 6012: Christopher Morley AN APOLOGY FOR BOCCACCIO 1923 Author-Signed Limited Edition With Tipped In Documents Signed By Morley & James Shields

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Description: Title: An Apology for BoccaccioAuthor: Christopher Morley - Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.Christopher Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank Morley, was a mathematics professor at Haverford College; his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a violinist who provided Christopher with much of his later love for literature and poetry.In 1900 the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1906 Christopher entered Haverford College, graduating in 1910 as valedictorian. He then went to New College, Oxford, for three years on a Rhodes scholarship, studying modern history.In 1913 Morley completed his Oxford studies and moved to New York City, New York. On 14 June 1914, he married Helen Booth Fairchild, with whom he would have four children, including Louise Morley Cochrane. They first lived in Hempstead, and then in Queens Village. They then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1920 they made their final move, to a house they called "Green Escape" in Roslyn Estates, New York. They remained there for the rest of his life. In 1936 he built a cabin at the rear of the property (The Knothole), which he maintained as his writing study from then on.In 1951 Morley suffered a series of strokes, which greatly reduced his voluminous literary output. He died on March 28, 1957, and was buried in the Roslyn Cemetery in Nassau County, New York. After his death, two New York newspapers published his last message to his friends:"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."Morley began writing while still in college. He edited The Haverfordian and contributed articles to that college publication. He provided scripts for and acted in the college's drama program. He played on the cricket and soccer teams.In Oxford a volume of his poems, "The Eighth Sin" (1912), was published. After graduating from Oxford, Morley began his literary career at Doubleday, working as publicist and publisher's reader. In 1917 he got his start as an editor for Ladies' Home Journal (1917-1918), then as a newspaper reporter and newspaper columnist in Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger.Morley's first novel, "Parnassus on Wheels," appeared in 1917. The protagonist, traveling bookseller Roger Mifflin, appeared again in his second novel, "The Haunted Bookshop" in 1919.In 1920 he returned to New York City to write a column (The Bowling Green) for the New York Evening Post.He was one of the founders and a longtime contributing editor of the Saturday Review of Literature. A highly gregarious man, he was the mainstay of what he dubbed the "Three Hours for Lunch Club." Out of enthusiasm for the Sherlock Holmes stories, he helped to found the Baker Street Irregulars and wrote the introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote an introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Works of Shakespeare in 1936, although Morley called it an "Introduction to Yourself as a Reader of Shakespeare." That year, he was appointed to revise and enlarge "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" (11th edition in 1937 and 12th edition in 1948). He was one of the first judges for the Book of the Month Club, serving in that position until the early 1950s.Author of more than 100 novels, books of essays, and volumes of poetry, Morley is probably best known for his 1939 novel "Kitty Foyle," which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie. Another well-known work is "Thunder on the Left" (1925).From 1928 to 1930, Morley co-produced theater productions (dramas) at his theaters in Hoboken, New Jersey, which he had "deemed the last seacoast in Bohemia."For most of his life, he lived in Roslyn Estates, Nassau County, Long Island, commuting to the city on the Long Island Rail Road, about which he wrote affectionately. In 1961, a 98-acre (40-hectare) park was named in his honor on Searingtown Road in Nassau County. This park preserves as a publicly available point of interest his studio, the "Knothole" (which was moved to the site after his death), along with his furniture and bookcases. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Privately PrintedCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1923Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 32 leavesWidth: 5.75" Height: 8.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction's catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage. This is a scarce limited edition signed by Morley and James Shields. This is copy number 12 of 18. Illuminated letters appear on title page and first page of text by Frances S. Howe. Lengthy typed letter, dated June 30, 1924, signed by James Shields, is laid in.Antique volume has been rebound in blue cloth with printed label to front cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Two handwritten documents (dated July 1919) addressed to Shields and signed by Morley are tipped in at front of volume, together with a four-page typed pamphlet authored by Shields.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. 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Vintage & Antique AIRCRAFT EPHEMERA Advertising 1915-1950 Military Private Commercial Airplanes Rocket Ships Airlines Float Planes Seaplanes Dirigibles Zeppelins

Lot 6013: Vintage & Antique AIRCRAFT EPHEMERA Advertising 1915-1950 Military Private Commercial Airplanes Rocket Ships Airlines Float Planes Seaplanes Dirigibles Zeppelins

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Description: Details: This lot of vintage and antique air travel ephemera consists of excised magazine pages, articles, and advertisements for airplanes (including military and private planes), airlines, different kinds air ships (blimps, dirigibles), and rocket ships. Materials in this lot date from around 1915 into the 1940s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These loose pages are in generally good condition.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $23.50

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John Gay THE BEGGAR'S OPERA 1822 First American Edition Antique English Drama Marked With Stage Business & Directions As Performed At The Theatres Royale

Lot 6014: John Gay THE BEGGAR'S OPERA 1822 First American Edition Antique English Drama Marked With Stage Business & Directions As Performed At The Theatres Royale

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Description: Title: The Beggar's Opera. The Only Edition Existing Which Is Faithfully Marked with the Stage Business and Stage Directions as It Is Performed at the Theatres RoyaleAuthor: John Gay - John Gay was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for "The Beggar's Opera" (1728), a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.Publisher: Wells and LillyCity: BostonYear: 1822Printing Information: First US EditionBinding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: 71 pagesWidth: 3.75" Height: 5.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first American edition of this famous work. (Evans 6673 is apparently a ghost. This printing is presumably Amer. Imprints 8805 (MeB only), and is not in OCLA, which lists only a printing with an added N.Y. imprint & "Oxberry's New English Drama No. 8" on the title page).Antique volume has been removed from a bound volume and housed in a new dark blue cloth protective folder with printed green label to front cover. Pages are clean and without markings. Diagram on the last page showing the disposition of the actors as the curtain falls.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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A. Conan Doyle A STUDY IN SCARLET AND THE SIGN OF THE FOUR WITH A NOTE ON SHERLOCK HOLMES BY JOSEPH BELL 1902 Antique Classical Detective Literature

Lot 6015: A. Conan Doyle A STUDY IN SCARLET AND THE SIGN OF THE FOUR WITH A NOTE ON SHERLOCK HOLMES BY JOSEPH BELL 1902 Antique Classical Detective Literature

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Description: Title: A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of the Four. With a Note on Sherlock Holmes by Dr. Joseph BellAuthor: Arthur Conan Doyle - Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle DL was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, historical novels and humours ('Exploits of Brigadier E.Gerard').Publisher: D. Appleton and CompanyCity: New YorkYear: 1902Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: xx/210 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 8.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This title is from the "Author's Edition of the Works of Conan Doyle."Antique volume is bound in red cloth with printed paper spine label. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Work has tissue-guarded frontispiece.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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5V + 1pc Vintage & Antique POETRY BY T.A. DALY Signed Canzoni Selected Poems Little Book of American Humorous Verse Herself and the Houseful

Lot 6016: 5V + 1pc Vintage & Antique POETRY BY T.A. DALY Signed Canzoni Selected Poems Little Book of American Humorous Verse Herself and the Houseful

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Description: Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage books of poetry by T.A. Daly, all but one of which is signed. These are shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "Herself and the Houseful," "Selected Poems of T.A. Daly," "Canzoni," and "A Little Book of American Humorous Verse." Also included is a handwritten letter signed by Daly, written on the letterhead of the Philadelphia "Evening Bulletin" and dated 1937.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: $8.50

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Antique MILITARY EPHEMERA Boer War Discharge 1814 U.S. Senate Legislation Personal Correspondence Armstrong Gun Capt. M.P. Mix Lord Raglan

Lot 6017: Antique MILITARY EPHEMERA Boer War Discharge 1814 U.S. Senate Legislation Personal Correspondence Armstrong Gun Capt. M.P. Mix Lord Raglan

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Description: Details: This collection of assorted military ephemera includes a discharge certificate for George Ernest Taylor from the Boer War; printed copies of several motions introduced into the U.S. Senate 1814-15 regarding military matters, and an 1840 report regarding the indian war in Florida. Also present are fifteen pieces of personal correspondence, including an 1824 letter from Captain Marvin P. Mix aboard the U.S.S. Hudson; two letters from W.G. Armstrong, inventor of the breech-loading Armstrong gun; a letter from Henry Gorringe, the naval officer who engineered the removal of the Cleopatra's Needle obelish from Egypt to Central Park in New York; and a letter from the first Lord Raglan who died in the Crimea, among other items.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These items are all well-preserved and in generally good condition. Many of them are protected by plastic sleeves.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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11V Vintage & Antique COLLECTIBLE PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL COMMENTARY Evolution Eugenics Social Darwinism Anti-Feminism Political Theory Social Protest Justice British Labour Party

Lot 6018: 11V Vintage & Antique COLLECTIBLE PHILOSOPHY & SOCIAL COMMENTARY Evolution Eugenics Social Darwinism Anti-Feminism Political Theory Social Protest Justice British Labour Party

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Description: Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane's considerable holdings and feature titles themed around philosophy and social commentary. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below: DIE SAGEN VON MERLIN. . . . DER PROPHETIA MERLINI DES GOTTTFRIED VON MONMOUTH ... by SAN-MARTE, [PSEUD. OF ALBERT SCHULZ.] ,EDITOR, Printing Information: Waisenhaus, Halle (1853) - Notes: First edition, original ? boards, edge-rubbed but quite sound, signature at top of title. 6, 351, [3] pages.THE CRY FOR JUSTICE, AN ANTHOLOGY OF THE LITERATURE OF SOCIAL PROTEST. INTRODUCTION BY JACK LONDON by SINCLAIR, UPTON, Editor, Printing Information: Winston, (1915), Phila. Notes: First edition. BAL 11961. Original cloth, extremities of spine rubbed, a few scratches on spine, inner joint opening but tight, bookplate of Randolph G. Adams. Lengthy poem on end paper dated 1916 to "Helen from Bob," (Robt. Spiller ? - Adams was married to Helen Newbold Spiller.) EVOLUTION AND OPTIMISM. PREFACE BY NICHOLAS MURRAY BUTLER by STEIN, DR. LUDWIG, Printing Information: Thomas Seltzer, N. Y. (1926). Notes: First edition. Original cloth with paper title label, very good. PROBLEMS OF MEN, MIND AND MORALS by BAX, ERNEST BELFORT, Printing Information: Small , Maynard, & Co., (1912), Boston. Notes: First U. S. edition. Original cloth, spine stamped in gold, top edge gilt, very good. (Socialism, [anti]-Feminism, &c.) EUGENIQUE ET SELECTION by APART, E., CUENOT, L., LE MAJOR [LEONARD] DARWIN ... [ET AL]., Printing Information: Algan, Paris (1922) - Notes: Original marbled boards with cloth spine, lightly rubbed. [6], 247, [1] pages. The Avertissement refers to Francis Galton, who coined the word Eugenics. Galton was Chas. Darwin's cousin; Leonard Darwin, who wrote the chapter on practical eugenics, was Chas. Darwin's son. Chapters include: Le Selection Humaine, Eugenique et Sante Nationale, Natalite et Eugenique, Consequences psycho-sociales de la derniere guerre au point de vue eugenique, Eugenique et mariage, &c. ("As a social movement eugenics reached its height of popularity in the early decades of the 20th century. By the end of World War II eugenics had been largely abandoned, though current trends in genetics have raised questions amongst critical academics concerning parallels between pre-war attitudes about eugenics and current "utilitarian" and social darwinistic theories. At its pre-war zenith, the movement often pursued pseudoscientific notions of racial supremacy and purity.") PLATO AND SOCRATES by CLASSICS], Printing Information: Arthur L. Humphries, London (1907) - Notes: The translation is by Wm. Whewell (1860). Full gilt-stamped vellum, approx. 7 X 5 inches, original wrapper bound in, a very good copy. Nicely printed, uncut, with good marginsLIBERTY THROUGH IMPERSONAL SERVICE by SCHROEDER, THEODORE, Printing Information: Hillacre, Riverside, Conn. (1915) - Notes: Original printed wrappers, very good copy. 7 X 3 3/4 inches; [15] pages. (From Schroeder's "Psychic Factors of Social Evolution." ) An elusive pamphlet from a small, idealistic press. OCLC records only three copies. ESSAYS ON MEN AND MANNERS IN ONE VOLUME by SHENSTONE, WM., Printing Information: Wm. W. Morse for Saml. F. Bradford & John Conrad, Phila. (1804) - Notes: Old calf, rubbed, label gone, old names of R. Oakford & Jos. L. OakfordWe are providing the above descriptions as written by Mr. Kane when he prepared these books for sale. We have not confirmed nor updated the content but naturally, have considerable confidence in Mr. Kane's cataloging prowess. Please apply your own expertise to verify the information in these descriptions and email us with any questions. This lot also includes additional volumes:"Untimely Papers," by Randolph Bourne"The British Revolution and the American Democracy: An Interpretation of British Labour Programmes," by Norman Angell"A Defence of Ignorance," by L.A.G. Strong. This is a special first edition, marked number 5 out of 200. It contains a personal inscription to Ernest Hemingway and his second wife, Pauline, from Marguerite A. Cohn and Louis Henry Cohn.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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Christopher Morley GOODBYE TO SPRING 1937 Author-Signed First Edition Briefcase Breviaries Decorative Binding

Lot 6019: Christopher Morley GOODBYE TO SPRING 1937 Author-Signed First Edition Briefcase Breviaries Decorative Binding

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Description: Title: Goodbye to SpringAuthor: Christopher Morley - Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.Christopher Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank Morley, was a mathematics professor at Haverford College; his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a violinist who provided Christopher with much of his later love for literature and poetry.In 1900 the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1906 Christopher entered Haverford College, graduating in 1910 as valedictorian. He then went to New College, Oxford, for three years on a Rhodes scholarship, studying modern history.In 1913 Morley completed his Oxford studies and moved to New York City, New York. On 14 June 1914, he married Helen Booth Fairchild, with whom he would have four children, including Louise Morley Cochrane. They first lived in Hempstead, and then in Queens Village. They then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1920 they made their final move, to a house they called "Green Escape" in Roslyn Estates, New York. They remained there for the rest of his life. In 1936 he built a cabin at the rear of the property (The Knothole), which he maintained as his writing study from then on.In 1951 Morley suffered a series of strokes, which greatly reduced his voluminous literary output. He died on March 28, 1957, and was buried in the Roslyn Cemetery in Nassau County, New York. After his death, two New York newspapers published his last message to his friends:"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."Morley began writing while still in college. He edited The Haverfordian and contributed articles to that college publication. He provided scripts for and acted in the college's drama program. He played on the cricket and soccer teams.In Oxford a volume of his poems, "The Eighth Sin" (1912), was published. After graduating from Oxford, Morley began his literary career at Doubleday, working as publicist and publisher's reader. In 1917 he got his start as an editor for Ladies' Home Journal (1917-1918), then as a newspaper reporter and newspaper columnist in Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger.Morley's first novel, "Parnassus on Wheels," appeared in 1917. The protagonist, traveling bookseller Roger Mifflin, appeared again in his second novel, "The Haunted Bookshop" in 1919.In 1920 he returned to New York City to write a column (The Bowling Green) for the New York Evening Post.He was one of the founders and a longtime contributing editor of the Saturday Review of Literature. A highly gregarious man, he was the mainstay of what he dubbed the "Three Hours for Lunch Club." Out of enthusiasm for the Sherlock Holmes stories, he helped to found the Baker Street Irregulars and wrote the introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote an introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Works of Shakespeare in 1936, although Morley called it an "Introduction to Yourself as a Reader of Shakespeare." That year, he was appointed to revise and enlarge "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" (11th edition in 1937 and 12th edition in 1948). He was one of the first judges for the Book of the Month Club, serving in that position until the early 1950s.Author of more than 100 novels, books of essays, and volumes of poetry, Morley is probably best known for his 1939 novel "Kitty Foyle," which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie. Another well-known work is "Thunder on the Left" (1925).From 1928 to 1930, Morley co-produced theater productions (dramas) at his theaters in Hoboken, New Jersey, which he had "deemed the last seacoast in Bohemia."For most of his life, he lived in Roslyn Estates, Nassau County, Long Island, commuting to the city on the Long Island Rail Road, about which he wrote affectionately. In 1961, a 98-acre (40-hectare) park was named in his honor on Searingtown Road in Nassau County. This park preserves as a publicly available point of interest his studio, the "Knothole" (which was moved to the site after his death), along with his furniture and bookcases. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: J. B. Lippincott CompanyCity: New YorkYear: 1937Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 15 pagesWidth: 4.75" Height: 7.5"Book Details: "First printed in The Saturday Review of Literature, May 29, 1937."Condition / Notes: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction's catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage. This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "F. P. F. --- / Christmas -- / 1937 -- / Chris --". This is only one of only 15 copies with erroneous New York imprint. This title is number 4 of the Briefcase Breviaries series.Antique volume is bound in decoratively-patterned green paper-covered boards with printed paper label to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Marking in pencil appears in margin of page 13.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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14V Cuomo Bradley Edwards McAuliffe AUTHOR-SIGNED CONTEMPORARY US POLITICS Rahm Emanuel Jesse L. Jackson, Jr Dennis Kucinich Van Hollen

Lot 6020: 14V Cuomo Bradley Edwards McAuliffe AUTHOR-SIGNED CONTEMPORARY US POLITICS Rahm Emanuel Jesse L. Jackson, Jr Dennis Kucinich Van Hollen

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Description: Book Details: This lot is one of several in this auction that were consigned to us by a long-standing member of the American Political Items Collectors. The consignor collected most of these signatures by personally attending author events, signings, and political rallies/events, while others were purchased from respectable booksellers who hosted author signings. When provided, flyers from events, receipts and other documents are included to corroborate the authenticity of the signatures in this collection.This lot includes the group of autographed books on American politics shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of "Four Trials" (Simon & Schuster, 2004, in dj) by John Edwards, a first printing of "Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers" (Broadway Books, 2006, in dj) by Elizabeth Edwards, a first printing of "The New American Story" (Random House, 2007, in dj), and a first printing of "What a Party!: My Life among Democrats: Presidents, Candidates, Donors, Activists, Alligators, and Other Wild Animals" (St. Martin's Press, 2007) signed by Terry McAuliffe.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These volumes are in excellent condition. Dust jackets may show light shelfwear.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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Christopher Morley FRIENDS ROMANS 1940 Limited Edition Ampersand Club Imprint Prospectus Review & Letter Laid In Scarce Dust Jacket

Lot 6021: Christopher Morley FRIENDS ROMANS 1940 Limited Edition Ampersand Club Imprint Prospectus Review & Letter Laid In Scarce Dust Jacket

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Description: Title: Friends, Romans...Author: Christopher Morley - Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.Christopher Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank Morley, was a mathematics professor at Haverford College; his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a violinist who provided Christopher with much of his later love for literature and poetry.In 1900 the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1906 Christopher entered Haverford College, graduating in 1910 as valedictorian. He then went to New College, Oxford, for three years on a Rhodes scholarship, studying modern history.In 1913 Morley completed his Oxford studies and moved to New York City, New York. On 14 June 1914, he married Helen Booth Fairchild, with whom he would have four children, including Louise Morley Cochrane. They first lived in Hempstead, and then in Queens Village. They then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1920 they made their final move, to a house they called "Green Escape" in Roslyn Estates, New York. They remained there for the rest of his life. In 1936 he built a cabin at the rear of the property (The Knothole), which he maintained as his writing study from then on.In 1951 Morley suffered a series of strokes, which greatly reduced his voluminous literary output. He died on March 28, 1957, and was buried in the Roslyn Cemetery in Nassau County, New York. After his death, two New York newspapers published his last message to his friends:"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."Morley began writing while still in college. He edited The Haverfordian and contributed articles to that college publication. He provided scripts for and acted in the college's drama program. He played on the cricket and soccer teams.In Oxford a volume of his poems, "The Eighth Sin" (1912), was published. After graduating from Oxford, Morley began his literary career at Doubleday, working as publicist and publisher's reader. In 1917 he got his start as an editor for Ladies' Home Journal (1917-1918), then as a newspaper reporter and newspaper columnist in Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger.Morley's first novel, "Parnassus on Wheels," appeared in 1917. The protagonist, traveling bookseller Roger Mifflin, appeared again in his second novel, "The Haunted Bookshop" in 1919.In 1920 he returned to New York City to write a column (The Bowling Green) for the New York Evening Post.He was one of the founders and a longtime contributing editor of the Saturday Review of Literature. A highly gregarious man, he was the mainstay of what he dubbed the "Three Hours for Lunch Club." Out of enthusiasm for the Sherlock Holmes stories, he helped to found the Baker Street Irregulars and wrote the introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote an introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Works of Shakespeare in 1936, although Morley called it an "Introduction to Yourself as a Reader of Shakespeare." That year, he was appointed to revise and enlarge "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" (11th edition in 1937 and 12th edition in 1948). He was one of the first judges for the Book of the Month Club, serving in that position until the early 1950s.Author of more than 100 novels, books of essays, and volumes of poetry, Morley is probably best known for his 1939 novel "Kitty Foyle," which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie. Another well-known work is "Thunder on the Left" (1925).From 1928 to 1930, Morley co-produced theater productions (dramas) at his theaters in Hoboken, New Jersey, which he had "deemed the last seacoast in Bohemia."For most of his life, he lived in Roslyn Estates, Nassau County, Long Island, commuting to the city on the Long Island Rail Road, about which he wrote affectionately. In 1961, a 98-acre (40-hectare) park was named in his honor on Searingtown Road in Nassau County. This park preserves as a publicly available point of interest his studio, the "Knothole" (which was moved to the site after his death), along with his furniture and bookcases. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: The Ampersand ClubCity: Minneapolis and St. Paul, MinnesotaYear: 1940Printing Information: Limited EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 21 pagesWidth: 5.25" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction's catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage. This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is one of 535 copies, with prospectus, review, and facsimile of autograph letter dated May 7, 1940 and signed by Christopher Morley laid in.Volume is bound in blue cloth with labels with red lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Antique bookplate of Lee Edmond Grove appears on front pastedown and his name can be seen at top margin of front flyleaf. Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear.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 Victorian SNYDER FAMILY BIBLE Leather-Bound Fancy Embossed Photographs Carte de Visite

Lot 6022: Antique Victorian SNYDER FAMILY BIBLE Leather-Bound Fancy Embossed Photographs Carte de Visite

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Description: Book Details: This large, fancy, leather-bound, antique Bible was published in 1871 by William Harding & Co. of Philadelphia. It is stamped with the names A. & M.G. Snyder, and includes illustrative plates and a few family records from the early 19th century. Laid in are telegrams, clippings, and seven antique photographs, most of which are from the 1920s, and including a Victorian carte de visite. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: This book is 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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Frances E. Clarke POETRY'S PLEA FOR ANIMALS 1927 First Edition Antique Animals In Literature W. F. Stecher Illustrations Scarce Dust Jacket

Lot 6023: Frances E. Clarke POETRY'S PLEA FOR ANIMALS 1927 First Edition Antique Animals In Literature W. F. Stecher Illustrations Scarce Dust Jacket

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Description: Title: Poetry's Plea for Animals: An Anthology of Justice and Mercy for Our Kindred in Fur and FeathersAuthor: uncredited authorEditor: Frances E. ClarkePublisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.City: BostonYear: 1927Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xxxiv/426 pagesWidth: 5.75" Height: 8.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with black lettering to spine and front covers. Spine also has pictorial design. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with vignettes. Intact dust jacket shows light soiling and small tears with loss along top edges.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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6V Antique & Vintage CHRISTOPHER MORLEY NOVELS The Trojan Horse John Mistletoe Human Being Rudolph & Amina Romany Stain Powder of Sympathy Signed

Lot 6024: 6V Antique & Vintage CHRISTOPHER MORLEY NOVELS The Trojan Horse John Mistletoe Human Being Rudolph & Amina Romany Stain Powder of Sympathy Signed

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Description: Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he ultimately intended to create one or more large collections from this material which he would offer intact; or perhaps this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed, and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible, including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction's catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage. This Christopher Morley lot includes his fiction. Titles are "The Romany Stain," a signed limited edition, 259/365; "The Powder of Sympathy," "The Trojan Horse" (signed), "Human Being," "Rudolph & Amina," and "John Mistletoe" (signed)..To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auctionCondition / 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: $10.50

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Antique Magazine Issue THE LITTLE REVIEW QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ART AND LETTERS 1926 Hemingway Banal Story Williams Crane Tzara Arp

Lot 6025: Antique Magazine Issue THE LITTLE REVIEW QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ART AND LETTERS 1926 Hemingway Banal Story Williams Crane Tzara Arp

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the antique issue of The Little Review Quarterly shown in the corresponding image(s). This number, for the Spring/Summer 1926, includes Hemingway's "A Banal Story" [Hanneman C170, collected the new year in "Men without Women"]. The editor says of him, "The indications are that Hemingway has been elected to be the big man in American letters." Other contributors include William Carlos Williams, Hart Crance, Tristan Tzara, and Hans Arp. Illustrations are by Miro, Roy, Masson et al.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: Antique magazine is bound in original printed wraps, with outer edge of front wrapper chipped, affecting some words on the cover. This is otherwise a good copy of an exceptionally desirable issue of this famous little mag.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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Silas Casey INFANTRY TACTICS FOR THE INSTRUCTION EXERCISE AND MANOEUVRES OF THE SOLDIER...CORPS D'ARMEE 1862 Antique Military History Plates

Lot 6026: Silas Casey INFANTRY TACTICS FOR THE INSTRUCTION EXERCISE AND MANOEUVRES OF THE SOLDIER...CORPS D'ARMEE 1862 Antique Military History Plates

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Description: Title: Infantry Tactics, for the Instruction, Exercise, and Manoeuvres of the Soldier, a Company, Line of Skirmishes, Battalion, Brigade, or Corps d'ArmeeAuthor: Silas Casey - Silas Casey was a career United States Army officer who rose to the rank of Major General during the American Civil War.Publisher: D. Van NostrandCity: New YorkYear: 1862Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 1 Complete: NoPagination: 279 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's catalogueWidth: 3.75" Height: 5.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is the second volume of a two-volume edition of this military manual.Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with narrow cracking to lower half of front gutter, and nick to upper half of fore edge of front cover. Minor loss of material is visible at corners. Binding is sound. Signature of Captain Charles H. Bliven of Company H, 13th N. J. Infantry appears twice on front endpaper (Bliven was promoted to Captain in Nov., 1862). Book contains numerous plates, including several fold-out plates. Catalogue of "D. Van Nostrand's Military Publications" appears at rear of 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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9V Vintage & Antique CHRISTOPHER MORLEY ESSAYS Shakespeare and Hawaii Signed History of an Autumn Religio Journalitici The House of Dooner It's a Kind of Memorabilia Kettel Hall

Lot 6027: 9V Vintage & Antique CHRISTOPHER MORLEY ESSAYS Shakespeare and Hawaii Signed History of an Autumn Religio Journalitici The House of Dooner It's a Kind of Memorabilia Kettel Hall

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Description: Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he ultimately intended to create one or more large collections from this material which he would offer intact; or perhaps this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed, and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible, including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction's catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage. This Christopher Morley lot is themed around his essays. Signed volumes include "Essays," "History of an Autumn," "Religio Journalistici," and one of the two copies of "The House of Dooner." Other titles are "Kettel Hall: Christmas 1873," "Conrad and the Reporters," and "It's a Kind of Memorabilia."To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auctionCondition / 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: $8.50

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2V William Murrell A HISTORY OF AMERICAN GRAPHIC HUMOR 1933/1939 First Edition Pictorial Satire U.S. Society Foreword By Christopher Morley

Lot 6028: 2V William Murrell A HISTORY OF AMERICAN GRAPHIC HUMOR 1933/1939 First Edition Pictorial Satire U.S. Society Foreword By Christopher Morley

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Description: Title: A History of American Graphic HumorAuthor: William MurrellPublisher: Whitney Museum of American Art / The Macmillan CompanyCity: New YorkYear: 1933/1938Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 8.75" Height: 11.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction's catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage. This set is bound in yellow cloth with white paper spines with stamped red lettering to spines and front covers. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated with, in-text, full- and double-page illustrations. First volume has introduction by Christopher Morley.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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9V Antique U.S. HISTORY Houseboat Van Wyck Brooks Leadership King Noanett Old Virginia Massachusetts Bay English in America Pioneers Sheppard Lee Dishonest Constitution

Lot 6029: 9V Antique U.S. HISTORY Houseboat Van Wyck Brooks Leadership King Noanett Old Virginia Massachusetts Bay English in America Pioneers Sheppard Lee Dishonest Constitution

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Description: Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane's considerable holdings and feature titles themed around antique U.S. history. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below: KING NOANETT, A STORY OF OLD VIRGINIA AND THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY by STIMSON, F[REDERIC] J. (J. S. OF DALE), Printing Information: Lamson Wolffe & Co., Boston, &c (1896). Notes: Wright III #5219. First edition. Original decorated cloth stamped in silver, inner hinge opening, otherwise very good. Complete with 12 plates. SIGNED presentation inscription by the publisher, Lamson, Boston, Aug. 5, 1896. THE ENGLISH IN AMERICA. BY THE AUTHOR OF "SAM SLICK..." IN TWO VOLUMES by HALIBURTON, THOS. CHANDLER], Printing Information: Colburn & Co., London (1851). Notes: First edition, first issue (later issue titled "Rule & Misrule.") Original cloth, Vol. One with a short tear at top of spine, light wear, a little shaken; Vol. Two with top cover bowed and faded, spine wear, bottom 1.5" at foot of spine wrinkled. End papers with printed advts. 26 pages of advts at rear of Vol. Two. HUTCHINS, Frank and Cortelle. HOUSEBOATING ON A COLONIAL WATERWAY. Boston: L. C. Page, 1910. Illustrated. Pictorial cloth. Pictorial end papers. Near fine.WRIGHT, Mrs. J. McNair. WESTWARD: A TALE OF AMERICAN EMIGRANT LIFE. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, [cop. 1870]. Red cloth. Illustrated. Very good. We are providing the above descriptions as written by Mr. Kane when he prepared these books for sale. We have not confirmed nor updated the content but naturally, have considerable confidence in Mr. Kane's cataloging prowess. Please apply your own expertise to verify the information in these descriptions and email us with any questions. This lot also includes additional volumes:"Sheppard Lee. Written by Himself," by Robert M. Bird. Volume two only."Leaders and Leadership," by Van Wyck Brooks."Our Dishonest Constitution," and "Inviting War to America," by Allan L. BensonTo 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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5 Pc. Antique GERMAN WAR CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS Franco-Prussian 1870 Wilhelm I Napoleon III Leopold Hohenzollern Battle Scenes

Lot 6030: 5 Pc. Antique GERMAN WAR CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS Franco-Prussian 1870 Wilhelm I Napoleon III Leopold Hohenzollern Battle Scenes

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Description: Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling some personal effects of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. Mr. Kane assembled this collection of five antique, German chromolithographs, which date from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. They are headed by a joint portrait of the three monarchs involved in the conflict: Wilhelm II, King of Prussia and the first Emperor of the newly united Germany; Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern; and Napoleon III, first President of the French Republic. Other pictures in this group show the Battle of Orleans, with the colorful uniforms of zouaves; the Storming of Weikenburg, a fight between farmers and Bavarian troops, and horses and soldiers quartered in an abandoned castle. These prints are attributed to Munchmeyer of Dresden.These identically framed pictures measure 10.5" x 8.25". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These pictures are in generally good condition, and are ready to hang.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $14.50

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Antique & Vintage COLLECTIBLE EPHEMERA Ivy League Yale 1874 Timothy Dwight Maps Harvard 1794, 1823 Commencement 1894 Crimson Dartmouth Robert Frost Bryn Mawr College Theology South Pacific Missionary Melanesian

Lot 6031: Antique & Vintage COLLECTIBLE EPHEMERA Ivy League Yale 1874 Timothy Dwight Maps Harvard 1794, 1823 Commencement 1894 Crimson Dartmouth Robert Frost Bryn Mawr College Theology South Pacific Missionary Melanesian

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Description: Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The ephemera in this lot came from Mr. Kane's considerable holdings and feature items themed around Ivy League colleges and universities, and around Christian theology and missions. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below: A MAP OF THE NORTHERN PART OF NEW ENGLAND COMPILED FOR PRES. DWIGHT'S TRAVELS by GILLET, GEORGE, Printing Information: Timothy Dwight, New-Haven (1821) - Notes: Approx. 11 x 15 inches, folding, very good. Appropriate for framing. East of Lake Champlain and North of Mass. The longitudes are calculated from Yale. MAP OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ENGRAVED FOR PRES. DWIGHT'S TRAVELS 1822 by N. Y. STATE MAP], Printing Information: Timothy Dwight, New-Haven (1822) - Notes: Approx 12 x 12 inches, folded. Suitable for framing. Shows mountains, lakes, counties, cities. THE HARVARD CRIMSON by LOWELL, James Russell, Printing Information: (1894) - Notes: Supplement, Containing Unpublished Fragments, Furnished by Charles Eliot Norton, from the College Lectures of James Russell Lowell. Quarto, original self-wraps, six numbers -- complete. For a full description see Livingston, p.125. Spine a little chipped and edges darkening. SCARCE! TE ALAA HAKATULOU IAHO KATOA TE VEISILI TALATALA MA TE HAKATULOU MEA KANAKANA ITE KAITAPU (PRIVATE AND DAILY PRAYERS, THE CATECHISM, [&c.]) by GUADALCANAL, SOLOMON ISLANDS IMPRINT.] CHURCH OF ENGLAND, DIOCESE OF MELANESIA, Printing Information: Melanesian Mission Press, Guadalcanar (i.e., Guadalcanal) (1932) - Notes: Original printed wrappers, 32 pages, several words written on cover and title, otherwise a very good plus copy. Armorial bookplate of Peter Antony Lanyon-Orgill showing native fishermen, (author of "The Language of Eddystone Island (Western Solomon Islands)" & "Captain Cook's South Sea Island Vocabularies.") RARE: OCLC locates only one copy in the U.S. (NYPL), two in Australia, one in New Zealand, and one at Cambridge. (After what happened on Guadalcanal a decade later, one wonders if there are any copies remaining there ?)We are providing the above descriptions as written by Mr. Kane when he prepared these books for sale. We have not confirmed nor updated the content but naturally, have considerable confidence in Mr. Kane's cataloging prowess. Please apply your own expertise to verify the information in these descriptions and email us with any questions. Also included are the following: The program from the Harvard College commencement of August, 1823, which includes a speech by George Ripley, who became a leading Transcendentalist, social reformer, and member of the short-lived Brook Farm utopian community.An 1843 edition of a 1794 poem which mentions the members of the Harvard Class of 1794 by name.A handwritten letter signed "D. Gooden" and dated Dartmouth College, 1835.Two handwritten letters from Dartmouth College, dated 1864, and a keepsake issued by the Dartmouth College Library on the occasion of the opening of its Robert Frost Room. A humorous satire, "The Seventh Book of Genesis, Otherwise Known as the Gospel According to Scrohleankee," dedicated to the Yale College Class of 1874.A turn of the century literary magazine published by the elementary laboratory school affiliated with Bryn Mawr College.Numerous antique pamphlets on theology, one of which bears the stamp, "Library of Hannibal Hamlin" (Abraham Lincoln's first Vice President). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These items are all in generally good to very good condition.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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THE AMERICAN BOOK COLLECTOR 1932 Antique Periodical Poe Harte Human Skin Binding Indian Captivity Twain Shakespeare McMurtrie Muir

Lot 6032: THE AMERICAN BOOK COLLECTOR 1932 Antique Periodical Poe Harte Human Skin Binding Indian Captivity Twain Shakespeare McMurtrie Muir

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of issues of the antique monthly magazine The American Book Collector shown in the corresponding image(s). These are the first 12 issues of this periodical, running from January to December 1932. These magazines contain much on Poe; A Lost Bret Harte Item; Chapbooks; An Amy Lowell Visit; A Perfect Pickwick; Chained Books; Books Bound in Human Skin; Indian Captivity; Mark Twain; Shakespeare; &c; &c. Authors include Douglas C. McMurtrie, Wilbur Macy Stone, R. W. G. Vail, "Temple Scott", Zaehnsdorf, Barton Currie, P. H. Muir, J. Christian Bay, Clarence Brigham, & others.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: Magazines, measuring approximately 10" X 7", are in original wraps. A burn hole appears on front cover & advt. leaf of Feb. 1932 issue, otherwise issues are in very good copies.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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3V Christopher Morley A RIDE IN THE CAB OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED 1928 Limited Edition Antique Railroad With Miniatures Broadway Limited

Lot 6033: 3V Christopher Morley A RIDE IN THE CAB OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY LIMITED 1928 Limited Edition Antique Railroad With Miniatures Broadway Limited

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Description: Title: A Ride in the Cab of the Twentieth Century LimitedAuthor: Christopher Morley - Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.Christopher Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank Morley, was a mathematics professor at Haverford College; his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a violinist who provided Christopher with much of his later love for literature and poetry.In 1900 the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1906 Christopher entered Haverford College, graduating in 1910 as valedictorian. He then went to New College, Oxford, for three years on a Rhodes scholarship, studying modern history.In 1913 Morley completed his Oxford studies and moved to New York City, New York. On 14 June 1914, he married Helen Booth Fairchild, with whom he would have four children, including Louise Morley Cochrane. They first lived in Hempstead, and then in Queens Village. They then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1920 they made their final move, to a house they called "Green Escape" in Roslyn Estates, New York. They remained there for the rest of his life. In 1936 he built a cabin at the rear of the property (The Knothole), which he maintained as his writing study from then on.In 1951 Morley suffered a series of strokes, which greatly reduced his voluminous literary output. He died on March 28, 1957, and was buried in the Roslyn Cemetery in Nassau County, New York. After his death, two New York newspapers published his last message to his friends:"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."Morley began writing while still in college. He edited The Haverfordian and contributed articles to that college publication. He provided scripts for and acted in the college's drama program. He played on the cricket and soccer teams.In Oxford a volume of his poems, "The Eighth Sin" (1912), was published. After graduating from Oxford, Morley began his literary career at Doubleday, working as publicist and publisher's reader. In 1917 he got his start as an editor for Ladies' Home Journal (1917-1918), then as a newspaper reporter and newspaper columnist in Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger.Morley's first novel, "Parnassus on Wheels," appeared in 1917. The protagonist, traveling bookseller Roger Mifflin, appeared again in his second novel, "The Haunted Bookshop" in 1919.In 1920 he returned to New York City to write a column (The Bowling Green) for the New York Evening Post.He was one of the founders and a longtime contributing editor of the Saturday Review of Literature. A highly gregarious man, he was the mainstay of what he dubbed the "Three Hours for Lunch Club." Out of enthusiasm for the Sherlock Holmes stories, he helped to found the Baker Street Irregulars and wrote the introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote an introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Works of Shakespeare in 1936, although Morley called it an "Introduction to Yourself as a Reader of Shakespeare." That year, he was appointed to revise and enlarge "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" (11th edition in 1937 and 12th edition in 1948). He was one of the first judges for the Book of the Month Club, serving in that position until the early 1950s.Author of more than 100 novels, books of essays, and volumes of poetry, Morley is probably best known for his 1939 novel "Kitty Foyle," which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie. Another well-known work is "Thunder on the Left" (1925).From 1928 to 1930, Morley co-produced theater productions (dramas) at his theaters in Hoboken, New Jersey, which he had "deemed the last seacoast in Bohemia."For most of his life, he lived in Roslyn Estates, Nassau County, Long Island, commuting to the city on the Long Island Rail Road, about which he wrote affectionately. In 1961, a 98-acre (40-hectare) park was named in his honor on Searingtown Road in Nassau County. This park preserves as a publicly available point of interest his studio, the "Knothole" (which was moved to the site after his death), along with his furniture and bookcases. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Privately PrintedCity: Lancaster, PennsylvaniaYear: 1928Printing Information: Limited EditionBinding Style: Other - see descriptionPagination: 20 pagesWidth: 5" Height: 7"Book Details: Condition / Notes: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction's catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage. This is a scarce limited edition of this railroad-related publication. This is copy number 97 of 150.Antique volume is bound in original light brown wrappers, with green label to front cover. Booklet is in excellent condition. This work is illustrated with 7 tipped-in captioned photos, including portrait of the author.Also present in this lot are a second printing of the same title, in smaller format, 3.5" x 5.25", published the same year by The Hamilton Watch Company, accompanied by Nichols' "A Ride in the Car of the Broadway Limited" (Hamilton Watch Co., 1928, also with photos) from the same series.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. 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Christopher Morley PAUMANOK 1926 Limited Edition Signed By Author & Publishers Henry & Longwell Scarce Dust Jacket Briefcase Breviaries Series

Lot 6034: Christopher Morley PAUMANOK 1926 Limited Edition Signed By Author & Publishers Henry & Longwell Scarce Dust Jacket Briefcase Breviaries Series

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Description: Title: PaumanokAuthor: Christopher Morley - Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.Christopher Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank Morley, was a mathematics professor at Haverford College; his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a violinist who provided Christopher with much of his later love for literature and poetry.In 1900 the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1906 Christopher entered Haverford College, graduating in 1910 as valedictorian. He then went to New College, Oxford, for three years on a Rhodes scholarship, studying modern history.In 1913 Morley completed his Oxford studies and moved to New York City, New York. On 14 June 1914, he married Helen Booth Fairchild, with whom he would have four children, including Louise Morley Cochrane. They first lived in Hempstead, and then in Queens Village. They then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1920 they made their final move, to a house they called "Green Escape" in Roslyn Estates, New York. They remained there for the rest of his life. In 1936 he built a cabin at the rear of the property (The Knothole), which he maintained as his writing study from then on.In 1951 Morley suffered a series of strokes, which greatly reduced his voluminous literary output. He died on March 28, 1957, and was buried in the Roslyn Cemetery in Nassau County, New York. After his death, two New York newspapers published his last message to his friends:"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."Morley began writing while still in college. He edited The Haverfordian and contributed articles to that college publication. He provided scripts for and acted in the college's drama program. He played on the cricket and soccer teams.In Oxford a volume of his poems, "The Eighth Sin" (1912), was published. After graduating from Oxford, Morley began his literary career at Doubleday, working as publicist and publisher's reader. In 1917 he got his start as an editor for Ladies' Home Journal (1917-1918), then as a newspaper reporter and newspaper columnist in Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger.Morley's first novel, "Parnassus on Wheels," appeared in 1917. The protagonist, traveling bookseller Roger Mifflin, appeared again in his second novel, "The Haunted Bookshop" in 1919.In 1920 he returned to New York City to write a column (The Bowling Green) for the New York Evening Post.He was one of the founders and a longtime contributing editor of the Saturday Review of Literature. A highly gregarious man, he was the mainstay of what he dubbed the "Three Hours for Lunch Club." Out of enthusiasm for the Sherlock Holmes stories, he helped to found the Baker Street Irregulars and wrote the introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote an introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Works of Shakespeare in 1936, although Morley called it an "Introduction to Yourself as a Reader of Shakespeare." That year, he was appointed to revise and enlarge "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" (11th edition in 1937 and 12th edition in 1948). He was one of the first judges for the Book of the Month Club, serving in that position until the early 1950s.Author of more than 100 novels, books of essays, and volumes of poetry, Morley is probably best known for his 1939 novel "Kitty Foyle," which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie. Another well-known work is "Thunder on the Left" (1925).From 1928 to 1930, Morley co-produced theater productions (dramas) at his theaters in Hoboken, New Jersey, which he had "deemed the last seacoast in Bohemia."For most of his life, he lived in Roslyn Estates, Nassau County, Long Island, commuting to the city on the Long Island Rail Road, about which he wrote affectionately. In 1961, a 98-acre (40-hectare) park was named in his honor on Searingtown Road in Nassau County. This park preserves as a publicly available point of interest his studio, the "Knothole" (which was moved to the site after his death), along with his furniture and bookcases. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Henry and Longwell, PublishersCity: Garden City, New YorkYear: 1926Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 13 pagesWidth: 5.5" Height: 6.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction's catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage. This is a scarce limited edition signed by Christopher Morley and publishers Frank C. Henry and Ben Longwill. This is copy number 58 of 100. This is number 1 of the Briefcase Breviaries series.Antique volume is bound in gray paper-covered boards with printed paper label to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered light foxing. Intact dust jacket exhibits light wear. Jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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11V Books on Books BIBLIOGRAPHIC AND PRINTING HISTORY Herman Melville Letters Quakeriana Auction Catalogs Incunabula XVIth C. Books Einstein Southern Periodicals Aubrey Beardsley

Lot 6035: 11V Books on Books BIBLIOGRAPHIC AND PRINTING HISTORY Herman Melville Letters Quakeriana Auction Catalogs Incunabula XVIth C. Books Einstein Southern Periodicals Aubrey Beardsley

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Description: Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane's considerable holdings and feature titles themed around bibliography, printing history, and other books on books. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below: BIBLIOTHECA QUAKERIANA, THE PRIVATE LIBRARY OF THE LATE CHAS. ROBERTS OF PHILADELPHIA. [COVER TITLE THUS.] by QUAKERS]. AMERICAN ART ASSOCIATION (Auctioneers) , Printing Information: , N. Y. (1918) - Notes: Original wrappers, in somewhat worn pamphlet-binder, libr. bookplate on inside of pamphlet-binder cover with "withdrawn" stamp. Annotated catalog of 556 items, many early and quite rare. SOME PERSONAL LETTERS OF HERMAN MELVILLE & A BIBLIOGRAPHY by MELVILLE]. MINNIGERODE, MEADE, Editor, Printing Information: Brick Row Book Shop, N. Y., &c (1922) - Notes: First edition, 1 OF 1500 COPIES ONLY. Original linen-backed boards, label rubbed, otherwise very good. Portrait & facsimiles. We are providing the above descriptions as written by Mr. Kane when he prepared these books for sale. We have not confirmed nor updated the content but naturally, have considerable confidence in Mr. Kane's cataloging prowess. Please apply your own expertise to verify the information in these descriptions and email us with any questions. This lot also includes additional volumes:"Appendices ad Hainii-Copingeri Repertorium Bibliographicum," by Dietericus Reichling (two volumes)"Index to Southern Periodicals," by Sam G. Riley"A Selective Checklist of the Published Work of Aubrey Beardsley," by Mark Samuels LasnerCatalogue 220, "Bibliotheca Mediiaevi: A Fine Collection of Three Hundred and Twenty Early Printed Books, 1465-1500," Gilhofer & RanschburgCatalogue 180, "Incunabula, Rare and Valuable books," Gilhofer & RanschburgCatalogue 193, "The XVIth Century: a large Collection of valuable Books on all subjects printed from 1501 up to 1600, mostly in their Original Bindings," Part I: Alchemy-History, Gilhofer & Ranschburg"An Essay Towards an Indian Bibliography: Being a Catalogue of Books Relating to the History, Antiquities, Languages, Customs, Religion, Wars, Literature, and Origin of the American Indians, in the Library of Thomas W. Field," reprinted by Long's College Book Co.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: $20.50

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7V Antique & Vintage GENEALOGICAL REFERENCE Colonial Dames American Emigrants Continental Army Officers William Wood Penn Family Burke's Peerage

Lot 6036: 7V Antique & Vintage GENEALOGICAL REFERENCE Colonial Dames American Emigrants Continental Army Officers William Wood Penn Family Burke's Peerage

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Description: Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane's considerable holdings and feature titles themed around genealogical reference. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below: KELLY'S HANDBOOK OF THE UPPER 10,000, FOR 1879 ... 20,000 NAMES OF THE TITLED, LANDED & OFFICIAL CLASSES ... by WEALTH]., Printing Information: Kelley & Co.; &c, London (1879) - Notes: Original cloth stamped in gilt and blind, a few small scrapes, extremities of spine chipped, otherwise very good. Xxii, 735 pp. + advts (some illustrated) for chandeliers, pottery, guns, "jet works", granite concrete pavements, horse troughs, tiles, furs, &c, &c. A wonderful resource for the genealogist, economist, sociologist, &c. CATALOGUE OF THE GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL LIBRARY by COLONIAL DAMES OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, Printing Information: Gryphon, Ann Arbor (1971) - Notes: Original cloth with paper title label, covers lightly spotted. 8 1/2 X 5 inches, 518 pages. (Reprint)GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS . . . OF THE FAMILY OF PENN by LEA, J. HENRY, Printing Information: Press of David Clapp & Son, 1900 ?, Boston. Notes: Offprint, in later ad hoc chipped wrappers. Folding chart. [4], 51, xlvi pages We are providing the above descriptions as written by Mr. Kane when he prepared these books for sale. We have not confirmed nor updated the content but naturally, have considerable confidence in Mr. Kane's cataloging prowess. Please apply your own expertise to verify the information in these descriptions and email us with any questions. This lot also includes additional volumes:Burke's Peerage, 102nd edition.The Complete Book of emigrants, 1700-1750, by Peter Wilson ColdhamHistorical Register of the Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution, by Francis B. HeitmanWilliam Wood (born 1656) of Earlsferry, Scotland, and Some of His Descendants, by J. Walter woodTo 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: $18.50

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Seba Smith JOHN SMITH'S LETTERS WITH

Lot 6037: Seba Smith JOHN SMITH'S LETTERS WITH "PICTERS" TO MATCH 1839 First Edition Antique Americana Maine Border Brunswick Humor Plates

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Description: Title: John Smith's Letters, with "Picters" to Match. Containing Reasons Why John Smith Should Not Change His Name, Miss Debby Smith's Juvenile Spirit; Together with the Only Authentic History Extant of the Late War in Our Disputed TerritoryAuthor: Seba SmithPublisher: Published by Samuel ColmanCity: New YorkYear: 1839Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 139 pagesWidth: 5" Height: 7.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in plain paper-covered boards with green cloth spine. Printed paper label appears on front board. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and some staining to covers. Hinges are cracked. Antique bookplate of C. P. Miller Rumford appears on front pastedown. Endpapers and blanks display annotations in pencil and ink. Lengthy inscription in ink can be seen on verso on frontispiece. Last page is defective, with tear along fore edge causing loss to text. Pages exhibit foxing. Work contains numerous 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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S. F. Cary THE NATIONAL TEMPERANCE OFFERING & SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE GIFT 1850 Antique History Engraved Plates

Lot 6038: S. F. Cary THE NATIONAL TEMPERANCE OFFERING & SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF TEMPERANCE GIFT 1850 Antique History Engraved Plates

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Description: Title: The National Temperance Offering, and Sons and Daughters of Temperance GiftAuthor: uncredited authorEditor: S. F. CaryPublisher: Published by R. VandienCity: New YorkYear: 1850Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 320 pagesWidth: 6.75" Height: 9.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in nice modern red leather spine with raised bands. Front and rear covers display bright with a very elaborate decoration in gold. Spine has bright stamped gilt lettering, including date 1851, and gilt ruling. Book shows mild rubbing to covers. Binding is firm. Volume has gilt edges and new endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is complete with 16 plates engraved by John Sartain et al., including "The Story of the Bottle," "The Drunkard's Home," "Lyman Beecher," "The Widow and Her Son," etc. Authors include Alice & Phoebe Carey, George Cheever, T. S. Arthur, and Mrs. Sigourney.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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5 Pc. Vintage & Antique ART FOLIOS, BOOKS, & PRINTS J.M.W. Turner Charles Dana Gibson Form Quarterly Royal Navy Steam Warships Lincoln Jigsaw Puzzle

Lot 6039: 5 Pc. Vintage & Antique ART FOLIOS, BOOKS, & PRINTS J.M.W. Turner Charles Dana Gibson Form Quarterly Royal Navy Steam Warships Lincoln Jigsaw Puzzle

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Description: Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The items in this lot came from Mr. Kane's considerable holdings and personal effects, and feature art folios and other items. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below: ALBERTINA-FACSIMILE AQUARELLE VON J. M. WILLIAM TURNER MIT EINTER EINLEITUNG VON CAMPBELL DODGSON, M.A., C.B.E by TURNER, J. M. W.] and Campbell Dodgson, Printing Information: Anton Schroll n. d. [1937?], Wien (Vienna). Notes: Slipcase of blue paper boards with white cloth spine printed in red and black, edges darkened, some wear, good overall. Approx. 18.75" x 13.75", [4] pp. title page and introduction + 5 watercolor prints (of 6) with matte frames (unattached). Lacking one print, but otherwise a fine set of reproductions.DRAWINGS by GIBSON, CHARLES DANA, Printing Information: Russell; John Lane, N. Y.; London (1898) - Notes: Oblong folio, original cloth-backed pictorial boards with areas of dust-soiling, edges rubbed, interior clean. Consists largely of satiric drawings with accompanying captions, many portraying American beauties married to dull, titled Englishmen, or the marriage market in general. But he also weighs in on artists, jurors, Parisian street scenes, &c. The sketch book of a clever, perceptive artist whose work came to epitomize the American society belle of the period. WARSHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY: SECOND SERIES, STEAM by HOLBROOK, MARTIN, Printing Information: Hugh Evelyn, (1971), London. Notes: First edition. Large atlas folio, original boards. Excellent copy of this heavily illustrated work.We are providing the above descriptions as written by Mr. Kane when he prepared these books for sale. We have not confirmed nor updated the content but naturally, have considerable confidence in Mr. Kane's cataloging prowess. Please apply your own expertise to verify the information in these descriptions and email us with any questions. Also included in this lot are the April 1916 and April 1917 issues of "Form: A Quarterly of the Arts," whose loose pages include striking illustrations, articles, and eight poems by William Butler Yeats. A large, framed antique jigsaw puzzle of Abraham Lincoln completes the lot.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: The covers of "Form" show considerable wear, while the interior pages are in good condition. All other items are in generally good condition.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $33.50

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375 Pc. Antique & Vintage POSTCARDS White Border Linen 1905-1950 U.S. Cities Towns Technology World's Fairs Novelty Birthday Holiday Factory

Lot 6040: 375 Pc. Antique & Vintage POSTCARDS White Border Linen 1905-1950 U.S. Cities Towns Technology World's Fairs Novelty Birthday Holiday Factory

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Description: Details: There are about 375 antique and vintage postcards in this lot, most showing scenes from towns and cities all over the United States. The oldest cards date from the first decade of the twentieth century, and the newest ones are linen-textured from the late 1940s. Both used and unused cards are present in the lot. Some of these cards have military themes, and were used for correspondence during the World War II. Of particular note are cards from Peru, the Panama Canal, and Bethlehem (Palestine) circa 1908; antique novelty, birthday, and holiday cards; cards showing bridges, canals, trains, airplanes, etc.; and cards from the 1939 NY World's Fair, the Golden Gate International Exposition, and the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, WA.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These postcards 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: $10.50

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James Rees THE DRAMATIC AUTHORS OF AMERICA 1845 First Edition Antique American Drama & Dramatists Stage History

Lot 6041: James Rees THE DRAMATIC AUTHORS OF AMERICA 1845 First Edition Antique American Drama & Dramatists Stage History

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Description: Title: The Dramatic Authors of AmericaAuthor: James Rees - James Rees was an American author, playwright, and editor. He also worked as a salesman, and as a clerk for the United States Post Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Rees was co-editor of the Mechanics' Free Press, 1831; and editor of The Dramatic Mirror, 1842; and of The Philanthropist, 1854. He was closely involved with the Home Missionary Society of the City and County of Philadelphia, a Christian evangelist organization.Among his principal works are "The Beauties of the Hon. Daniel Webster; Selected and arranged, with a critical essay on his genius and writings" (1839), "The Dramatic Authors of America" (1842), "Foot-Prints from a Letter Carrier; or, A History of the World's Correspondence" (1866), and "Shakespeare and the Bible" (1875).Publisher: G. B. Zieber & Co.City: PhiladelphiaYear: 1845Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 144 pagesWidth: 4.75" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Contains a virtual mine of information about the early American drama and dramatists, stage history, etc.Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in later library cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Volume has new endpapers. Half title page bears stamp "Of the Barney Hoffman Private Dramatic Collection, 11 East 106th Street, New York," with lengthy handwritten comment in lower half of page. Handwritten comment also appears in mid-section of title page. Pages display occasional light foxing and a few light pencil markings. 7 lines in faint ink appear on half title page and 1 line in ink on title page concerning author.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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John Brougham PO-CA-HONT-TAS OR THE GENTLE SAVAGE IN TWO ACTS c1856 Antique American Drama Acting Edition Native American History

Lot 6042: John Brougham PO-CA-HONT-TAS OR THE GENTLE SAVAGE IN TWO ACTS c1856 Antique American Drama Acting Edition Native American History

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Description: Title: An Original Aboriginal Erratic Operatic Semi-Civilized and Demi-Savage Extravaganza, Being a Per-Version of Ye Trewe and Wonderrefulle Historie of Ye Renowned Princesse, Po-Ca-Hont-Tas: Or, the Gentle Savage. In Two ActsAuthor: John BroughamPublisher: Samuel FrenchCity: New YorkYear: circa 1856Binding Style: Other - see descriptionPagination: 32 pagesWidth: 4.5" Height: 7"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This edition contains the annotation "French American Drama. The Acting Edition. No. XXVIII" at head of title page.Antique volume is disbound. Book has one short, marginal tear, with small, light spot to two leaves. Text includes dramatis personae, listing Mr. Walcot in the role of John Smith, Miss Hodson as Pocahontas, and Brougham himself as Powatan. The play premiered on Christmas Eve, 1855, at Wallack's in New York. "This burlesque continued in the repertory, for many years, with Brougham playing Pow-ha-tan through 1876." ANB. Brougham (1810-1880) was an Irish-American actor, dramatist, and theater manager. Sabin 8421.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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Books on Books BIBLIOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA Antiquarian Book Collecting Journal Firsts Pamphlets Articles Auction Catalogs Lincoln Civil War Faulkner

Lot 6043: Books on Books BIBLIOGRAPHIC EPHEMERA Antiquarian Book Collecting Journal Firsts Pamphlets Articles Auction Catalogs Lincoln Civil War Faulkner

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Description: Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books, journals, pamphlets, and papers in this lot came from Mr. Kane's personal office, and feature bibliographic materials, books and articles on books, and other items of professional interest to an antiquarian and collectible bookseller. Included are descriptive catalogs from book auctions (e.g., sales of Civil War, Lincoln, and Faulkner first editions at Swann Galleries), issues of "Firsts," the book collectors' magazine, etc. \To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These materials 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: $43.50

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Vintage & Antique TRUCK ADVERTISING EPHEMERA Dodge Chevy Autocar Caterpillar American LaFrance Fire Engines Brockway History & Development Diesel British

Lot 6044: Vintage & Antique TRUCK ADVERTISING EPHEMERA Dodge Chevy Autocar Caterpillar American LaFrance Fire Engines Brockway History & Development Diesel British

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Description: Details: This advertising ephemera lot tracks the history and development of different truck brands for about 60 years, from 1916 through 1976. Among the manufacturers included are Dodge, Brockway, Chevy, Autocar, American LaFrance, Caterpillar, and many more, including some British makes.These excised, curated magazine pages are printed both in black & white and in color, are backed with cardboard (but not attached), and protected with plastic. There are about 200 pieces altogether.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These advertisements are superficially dirty, but can be cleaned and are otherwise in good condition.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $43.50

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3 Pc. Original ANTIQUE LITHOGRAPHS Frames Mourning Memorial Currier & Ives Victory Doubtful Man's Portrait Oval

Lot 6045: 3 Pc. Original ANTIQUE LITHOGRAPHS Frames Mourning Memorial Currier & Ives Victory Doubtful Man's Portrait Oval

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Description: Details: There are three antique lithographs in this lot. The first is a memorial print by Thomas Sinclair of Philadelphia, which has been personalized in memory of Sarah Kramer, who died in 1867 at the age of 33. It in is a 13" x 11.5" frame. The second lithograph is by Currier & Ives, and is titled "Victory Doubtful." In its original veneer frame, it measures 12" x 16.5". The last lithograph is a portrait of a man done in profile, in its original deep wooden oval, 13" x 15" frame.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: The mourning print has numerous small tears around the perimeter and show staining. The Currier & Ives print is also stained, with a small tear at the top left, a small hole at the middle right, and spots of pigment loss. The frame is missing pieces of veneer. The portrait also shows some surface loss, and the painted finish on the frame is chipped.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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5V Antique HAVERFORD COLLEGE HISTORY Centenary Observation 1933 Yearbooks 1908 1910 Rufus Jones

Lot 6046: 5V Antique HAVERFORD COLLEGE HISTORY Centenary Observation 1933 Yearbooks 1908 1910 Rufus Jones

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Description: Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage books on Haverford College shown in the corresponding image(s). Included is a volume issued in commemoration of the College's centenary in 1933; the yearbooks of the classes of 1908 and 1910, and two copies of "Haverford College" A History and An Interpretation," by Rufus Jones.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: $10.50

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Christopher Morley

Lot 6047: Christopher Morley "RARE" BOOKS 1935 Author-Signed Limited Edition Antique Essay On Book Collecting "Press Of The Booklet" Imprint

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Description: Title: "Rare" BooksAuthor: Christopher Morley - Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.Christopher Morley was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. His father, Frank Morley, was a mathematics professor at Haverford College; his mother, Lilian Janet Bird, was a violinist who provided Christopher with much of his later love for literature and poetry.In 1900 the family moved to Baltimore, Maryland. In 1906 Christopher entered Haverford College, graduating in 1910 as valedictorian. He then went to New College, Oxford, for three years on a Rhodes scholarship, studying modern history.In 1913 Morley completed his Oxford studies and moved to New York City, New York. On 14 June 1914, he married Helen Booth Fairchild, with whom he would have four children, including Louise Morley Cochrane. They first lived in Hempstead, and then in Queens Village. They then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1920 they made their final move, to a house they called "Green Escape" in Roslyn Estates, New York. They remained there for the rest of his life. In 1936 he built a cabin at the rear of the property (The Knothole), which he maintained as his writing study from then on.In 1951 Morley suffered a series of strokes, which greatly reduced his voluminous literary output. He died on March 28, 1957, and was buried in the Roslyn Cemetery in Nassau County, New York. After his death, two New York newspapers published his last message to his friends:"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."Morley began writing while still in college. He edited The Haverfordian and contributed articles to that college publication. He provided scripts for and acted in the college's drama program. He played on the cricket and soccer teams.In Oxford a volume of his poems, "The Eighth Sin" (1912), was published. After graduating from Oxford, Morley began his literary career at Doubleday, working as publicist and publisher's reader. In 1917 he got his start as an editor for Ladies' Home Journal (1917-1918), then as a newspaper reporter and newspaper columnist in Philadelphia for the Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger.Morley's first novel, "Parnassus on Wheels," appeared in 1917. The protagonist, traveling bookseller Roger Mifflin, appeared again in his second novel, "The Haunted Bookshop" in 1919.In 1920 he returned to New York City to write a column (The Bowling Green) for the New York Evening Post.He was one of the founders and a longtime contributing editor of the Saturday Review of Literature. A highly gregarious man, he was the mainstay of what he dubbed the "Three Hours for Lunch Club." Out of enthusiasm for the Sherlock Holmes stories, he helped to found the Baker Street Irregulars and wrote the introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote an introduction to the standard omnibus edition of The Complete Works of Shakespeare in 1936, although Morley called it an "Introduction to Yourself as a Reader of Shakespeare." That year, he was appointed to revise and enlarge "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations" (11th edition in 1937 and 12th edition in 1948). He was one of the first judges for the Book of the Month Club, serving in that position until the early 1950s.Author of more than 100 novels, books of essays, and volumes of poetry, Morley is probably best known for his 1939 novel "Kitty Foyle," which was made into an Academy Award-winning movie. Another well-known work is "Thunder on the Left" (1925).From 1928 to 1930, Morley co-produced theater productions (dramas) at his theaters in Hoboken, New Jersey, which he had "deemed the last seacoast in Bohemia."For most of his life, he lived in Roslyn Estates, Nassau County, Long Island, commuting to the city on the Long Island Rail Road, about which he wrote affectionately. In 1961, a 98-acre (40-hectare) park was named in his honor on Searingtown Road in Nassau County. This park preserves as a publicly available point of interest his studio, the "Knothole" (which was moved to the site after his death), along with his furniture and bookcases. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: The Press of the BookletCity: New YorkYear: 1935Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: Other - see descriptionPagination: 9 pagesWidth: 5.5" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction's catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage. This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this essay on book collecting. This is one of 75 copies. Author's signature appears on title page.Pamphlet in string-bound original wrappers is in excellent condition.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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9V Antique Decorative CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Signed Kate Douglas Wiggin Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm John Ruskin Arthur Rackham Gulliver's Travels Make Believe Kate Greenaway Under the Window Kris Kringle

Lot 6048: 9V Antique Decorative CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Signed Kate Douglas Wiggin Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm John Ruskin Arthur Rackham Gulliver's Travels Make Believe Kate Greenaway Under the Window Kris Kringle

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Description: Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane's considerable holdings and feature titles themed around antique children's literature. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below: GULLIVER'S TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE REGIONS OF THE WORLD by SWIFT, Jonathan, Printing Information: Cassell, Petter, & Galpin n.d. [post-1866], London () - Notes: Unknown edition and undated like most Cassell books, blue cloth black- and gilt-stamped boards, back board blind-stamped, light wearing to edges, corners, and top/base of spine, some rubbing to spine, gilt clean and bright, scattered small stains. Approx. 10.5" x 8", 352 pp. + 4 pp. of other publications by the company. End-papers somewhat foxed, pages generally clean with occasional pencil marginalia, color frontispiece, numerous B&W illustrations by T. Morten. UNDER THE WINDOW. PICTURES AND RHYMES FOR CHILDREN by GREENAWAY, KATE, Printing Information: Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd, n.d., London & N. Y. () - Notes: A bright copy of this later edition. Small 4to, original cloth-backed pictorial boards Delightful color illustrations throughout. 55, [2] pages. Pictorial end papers MAKE-BELIEVE. ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES ROBINSON by LOWRY, H[ENRY] D[AWSON], Printing Information: John Lane, London & N. Y. (1896) - Notes: First N. Y.edition [sic]. Original gilt-stamped green pictorial cloth, top edge gilt, several light marginal soil spots, otherwise very good. Advs. dated 1897 with prices in dollars. Cover, title page, frontispiece, plates, &c by Robinson. (Adventures of a girl named Doris.) REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM (one volume only) PAY-OFF PITCH by BEE, CLAIR [FRANCIS], Printing Information: Grosset & Dunlap, (1958), N.Y. Notes: Original cloth, very good, SIGNED inscription by Bee. Illustrated. (Juvenile baseball fiction) . BARRY WYNN OR THE ADVENTURES OF A PAGE BOY IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS. ILLUSTRATED BY JOHN HUYBERS. by BARTON, GEORGE, Printing Information: Small , Maynard, (1912), Boston () - Notes: First edition. Octavo, original pictorial cloth portraying the youngster with his suitcase approaching the U. S. Capitol, very good copy, complete with 4 plates. OCLC records only two copies in the U.S. (Library of Congress and Univ. of Washington) and one in the U.K. (the British Library.) VOEUX DE BONNE ANNEE by BRUCHESI, PAUL], ("LOUIS DES LYS"), Printing Information: Leger Brousseau, Quebec (1883) - Notes: First edition. At top of title: "Petites Etrennes Canadiennes." 12mo, original plain cloth, 69, [3] pages. Nice copy. (Religion, patriotism, family, friends.) OCLC locates NO COPIES IN THE U.S. & 6 in Canada. WIGGIN, Kate Douglas. REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM. NEW CHRONICLES OF REBECCA. [two volumes.]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1903/1907, Both titles SIGNED and inscribed by the author. 8vo's in original green cloth with printed illustrations laid on front covers. Covers a bit worn and soiled; spines faded. "Rebecca" was the role of a lifetime for 17-year-old actress Edith Taliaferro when it opened on Broadway in 1910; she was active on the stage until 1935. Inserted printed photo (signed by the actress?) on front end-paper of the "New Chronicles."We are providing the above descriptions as written by Mr. Kane when he prepared these books for sale. We have not confirmed nor updated the content but naturally, have considerable confidence in Mr. Kane's cataloging prowess. Please apply your own expertise to verify the information in these descriptions and email us with any questions. This lot also includes additional volumes:"Mr. Kris Kringle," by S. Weir Mitchell"The King of the Golden River," by John Ruskin, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Mr. Kane's handwritten note reads, "An interesting copy, with numerous notes indicating which additional illustrations should be executed and just what text they should illustrate, presumably for a later edition."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 Mowinckel Psalms Lehmann-Haupt Epistle To Hebrews VINTAGE & ANTIQUE JUDAICA Baghdad Hilgenfeld Old Testament Maimonides Cannan Sembal

Lot 6049: 8V Mowinckel Psalms Lehmann-Haupt Epistle To Hebrews VINTAGE & ANTIQUE JUDAICA Baghdad Hilgenfeld Old Testament Maimonides Cannan Sembal

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Description: Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane's considerable holdings and feature titles themed around vintage and antique Judaica. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below: THE PSALMS IN ISRAEL'S WORSHIP by MOWINCKEL, Sigmund and D. R. Ap-Thomas [trans.], Printing Information: Abingdon n. d. [1977-1979], Nashville () - Notes: Two volumes in one. Gilt-stamped brown leather boards in fine condition; in slightly toned, unclipped dust jacket, light edgewear, some holes around hinges and edges, good overall. 10" x 6.5", 24 + 246 + blank + 303 pp. Clean, bright, and generally unmarked; "Dr. Reilly Hammond" stamped on front pastedown. A very nice copy.THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS A PRACTICAL TREATISE FOR PLAIN AND SERIOUS READERS by BIBLE]. LANG, G., Printing Information: The Paternoster Press, London (1951) - Notes: Olive-green cloth boards with minor bubbling to cloth around hinges, binding tight, fine overall. 8.75" x 5.75", 301 pp. + [1] p. advertisements. Very faint foxing to a couple of pages, generally clean and bright, handwritten sheet of lined paper labeled "Study Questions" laid in; pictorial bookplate of G. Terry Jarvis, previous owners' stamps on front free end-paper, otherwise unmarked. A nice copy of this difficult-to-find book.JOSEPHOS ZEUGNIS UBER JESUS IN NEUER BELEUCHTUNG DARGESTELLT by LEHMANN-HAUPT, C[ARL] F., Printing Information: Mainzer Presse, (1931), Mainz () - Notes: First edition. 4to, original wrappers, a little soiled & edge-chipped, 25, [2] pages. Printed in 2 colors. SIGNED inscription "To Mr. Howard Goodhart in memory of his father by the author's son, Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt, 1938." SCARCE. (Flavius Josephus)THE EXODUS FROM BAGHDAD by RABEEYA (RABI), DR. DAVID, Printing Information: , (1992) - Notes: Original pictorial wrappers, very good. SIGNED. Illustrated. In Hebrew.DIE JUDISCHE APOKALYPTIK IN IHRER GESCHICHTLICHEN ENTWICKELUNG by HILGENFELD, A., Printing Information: Friedrich Mauke, Jena (1857) - Notes: First edition, somewhat worn marbled paper covers with chipped green title-box on spine, binding good. Marbled paper edges, pages clean. Ink inscription on front flyleaf, book labels from Dr. A. Vogel, a professor in Vienna, and Howard Lehman Goodhart. A good copy of a rare German text.BOUND VOLUME OF OFFPRINTS OF JUDAIC INTEREST by FINKELSTEIN, LOUIS, Printing Information: Various publishers, 1931-35, () - Notes: Includes: Maimonides & the Tannaitic Midrashim; Studies in the Tannaitic Midrashim; Prolegomena to an Edition of the Sifre on Deuteronomy; Is Philo Mentioned in Rabbinic Literature?; La Kedouscha et les Benedictions du Schema; &c. Bound togather in one cloth volume, wraps bound in, very good. SEMBAL by CANNAN, GILBERT, Printing Information: Thomas Seltzer, N. Y. (1924) - Notes: First US edition. Original cloth, very good. ( A novel about a Jewish intellectual; antisemitism, &c.)We are providing the above descriptions as written by Mr. Kane when he prepared these books for sale. We have not confirmed nor updated the content but naturally, have considerable confidence in Mr. Kane's cataloging prowess. Please apply your own expertise to verify the information in these descriptions and email us with any questions. This lot also includes H. I. Hester's "The Heart of History: A Study of the Old Testament" (The Quality Press, Inc., 1979). 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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14V Collectible VINTAGE & ANTIQUE POETRY Laurence Housman Ford Madox Hueffer Signed Anre Josset Mario Albano G.J. Roberts Stephen Hurlbut Thedore Weiss

Lot 6050: 14V Collectible VINTAGE & ANTIQUE POETRY Laurence Housman Ford Madox Hueffer Signed Anre Josset Mario Albano G.J. Roberts Stephen Hurlbut Thedore Weiss

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Description: Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane's considerable holdings and feature titles themed around collectible vintage and antique poetry. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below: THE MEDIUM: POEMS by WEISS, THEODORE, Printing Information: Macmillan, (1965), N. Y. Notes: First printing. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, nice copy in the original dust wrapper. SIGNED inscription by Weiss to Henry [M'Ilheny], "A man most dedicated to the arts, President of the Settlement Music School, a leading spirit in the great community of Philadelphia." THE SONG OF S. PETER DAMIANI ON THE JOYES & GLORY OF PARADISE by HURLBUT, STEPHEN A., Editor & Translator, Printing Information: St. Albans Press, Mount St. Alban, Washington, D. C. (1928) - Notes: I OF 125 COPIES (whole edition, 150.) Edited from the Vatican MS. with a new translation. Original printed boards, cloth spine, nice copy. [2], 26 pp. English & Latin on opposite pages. (Dante devoted the 21st Canto of "Paradiso" to this 11th Century reformer, ascetic and saint.) COED CELYDDON, A CHERDDI ERAILL by ROBERTS, G[RIFFITH] J[OHN], Printing Information: Gwasg Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth (1945) - Notes: First edition. Original printed wrappers, 31, [1] pages, a few tiny spots on the back wrapper, otherwise a very good SIGNED copy. OCLC locates only three copies in the US & two in the UK. (Welsh poetry) POEMAS SIN RESPUESTA. XILOGRAFIA DE DANIEL ZELAYA. by DANIEL USET, RENE, Printing Information: Falbo, (1964), Buenos Aires. Notes: first edition. Original pictorial wraps, excellent copy, with SIGNED inscription by the author to the noted Uruguayan/American scholar, Rodriguez Monegal. (Zelaya was born in Buenos Aires in 1938. His work is in museums in Argentina, Brazil & Columbia.) HABITANTES by ALBANO, MARIO, Printing Information: Cuarta Vigilia, (1950), Buenos Aires. Notes: 1st edition. Original printed wraps, tiny notations on rear blank, author's name lightly hand-printed on spine, just slight wear. SIGNED author's inscription to the noted Uruguayan/American scholar Rodriguez Monegal. (Poetry) LES NOYES by JOSSET, ANDRE, Printing Information: Messein, Paris (1935) - Notes: First edition. "The Drowned." Original printed wrappers, very good. SIGNED inscription by Josset, "For Lyla Tyng dearest friend in the world ... 1975." The pages are opened, suggesting that Lyla read the poems. She was the first wife of Henry Luce, and a famous centenarian. Her papers are at the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University. GREEN ARRAS by HOUSMAN, Laurence, Printing Information: John Lane; Way and Williams, London & Chicago (1896) - Notes: First edition. Original decorated cloth with an overall gilt design on front cover and spine, a very good copy. Frontispiece & vignette title page (with tissue}, initial letters & five plates by the author. Largely unopened. 10 pages of advts. A very attractive book. Listed in the Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection although not in Warde, Haas or "The Work of Bruce Rogers." ON HEAVEN AND POEMS WRITTEN ON ACTIVE SERVICE. by FORD], FORD MADOX HUEFFER, Printing Information: John Lane, London & N. Y. (1918) - Notes: First edition. Original blue cloth, spine dull, tiny worn spot at foot of spine, crease in end paper, half title on a stub. WITH A TANTALIZING STATEMENT on the free end paper, "Bought to replace copy given me by Amelia Earhart in 1920. M. S." (Earhart's friend, Marian Stabler ??) SOUL by KING, JUNE JAMISON, Printing Information: Printed by the Knickerbocker Press for June Jamison King, Publisher, (1920), N. Y. Notes: At top of title: "Verse Without Punctuation." First edition. Original white cloth stamped in gold, a nice copy in a nice crisp dust wrapper. Not only are the verses without punctuation, but all the words have a first capital letter. The dust wrapper is important, as it is only there that the 14-line very favorable comment by poet and novelist James Oppenheimer appears: "This is a book of simple and genuine poetry ... America is still lacking in the simple lyric ... This volume adds to our small anthology and should have a wide reading ..." We are providing the above descriptions as written by Mr. Kane when he prepared these books for sale. We have not confirmed nor updated the content but naturally, have considerable confidence in Mr. Kane's cataloging prowess. Please apply your own expertise to verify the information in these descriptions and email us with any questions. This lot also includes additional volumes:"Growing Pains," by Louis Untermeyer"Borestone Mountain Poetry Awards, 1954.""The Solitary," by James Oppenheim"Songs to Save a Soul," by Irene Rutherford McLeodTo 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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