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Auction Description for National Book Auctions: Books and Ephemera - Americana, Quaker, Africa, Slavery, etc
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In addition to bidding over the Artfact Live platform, absentee and phone bidding is available by contacting National Book Auctions directly either by email at mail@nationalbookauctions.com or calling 1-607-269-0101. Preview open from 10:00am until noon on auction day, or by appointment. Our gallery is located at 1429 Danby Road (Route 96B) in Ithaca, NY, 14850.
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This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of art and ephemera. Featured is an impressive array of rare books dating back to the 1500s, led by the first book published in America on the subject of metallurgy. We will also offer a quantity of new and antique nautical titles, focused on seafaring history and ship modeling. Many of the books in this catalog are special and limited editions by publishers such as The Limited Editions Club and The Roycrofters, and signatures by prominent authors are also offered. Featured artwork includes original pieces, prints and etchings by Norman Ackroyd, Peter Rockwell (son of Norman Rockwell), Ken Westhaver, Frederic Remington and many others.

Antique and rare books in this catalog feature numerous important titles. Among the early examples are the 1594 printing of Heinrich Bunting's "Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae," William Walton's 1790 writing, "A Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Benjamin Gilbert and His Family," and "The Botanic Garden: A Poem in Two Parts with Philosophical Notes," published in 1807 with copper plate engravings. Highlighted among these early titles is Alvaro Alonso Barba's "Grundlicher Unterricht von den Metallen." Published in 1763, this is the first American imprint on the subjects of mining and geology and this copy retains the original full-page woodcut plate. Other important Americana pieces include the first edition of Francis Parkman's "The California and Oregon Trail," published in1849.

This catalog also includes several interesting small collections. These include pleasing antique works, many in decorative and leather bindings, on the subjects of African exploration, American Civil War, slavery (including original slave trading documents from New York City and New Orleans) and Quakers. The group of antique Quaker titles is led by the 1747 first edition of "A Journal of the Life of Thomas Story." Additionally offered is a substantial personal library of antique pulp literature including western, mystery, romance and juvenile series. More modern collections include titles from genres such as railroad history, art history and reference, military, history, and many others.

Also found throughout this catalog are pleasing groups of antique engravings and lithographs, ephemera and art.

Books and Ephemera - Americana, Quaker, Africa, Slavery, etc

(456 Lots)

by National Book Auctions

Platinum House

456 lots with images

January 6, 2013

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8V Antique JESSE JAMES SERIES Western Dime Novels Pulp Fiction William Ward Westbrook Co.

Lot 3201: 8V Antique JESSE JAMES SERIES Western Dime Novels Pulp Fiction William Ward Westbrook Co.

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Description: Book Details: The eight antique dime novels all feature stories from the Jesse James western series, in which the notorious outlaw has metamorphosed into a hero of sorts. Like all pulp fiction, the colorful, dramatic covers are the best part. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. All books have both covers attached, and spines are intact.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 Steinberg Labyrinth Passport

Lot 3202: 6V Steinberg Labyrinth Passport "All In Line" DRAWING & CARICATURE Sulamith Wulfing Arthur Murray's Picture Story Social Dancing Conrad Nixon

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on drawing and caricature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The King and Us: Editorial Cartoons by Conrad" (Clymer Publications, 1974, in dust jacket) signed by author Conrad, and a first edition of "The Passport" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1954), signed and dated by author Steinberg. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.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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Lodowick Muggleton THE ACTS OF THE WITNESSES OF THE SPIRIT IN FIVE PARTS 1764 Antique Theology 17th-Century Religious Thinker's Autobiography

Lot 3203: Lodowick Muggleton THE ACTS OF THE WITNESSES OF THE SPIRIT IN FIVE PARTS 1764 Antique Theology 17th-Century Religious Thinker's Autobiography

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Description: Title: The Acts of the Witnesses of the Spirit, in Five PartsAuthor: Lodowick Muggleton - Lodowicke Muggleton was an English plebeian religious thinker, who gave his name to Muggletonianism. He spent his working life as a journeyman tailor in the City of London and was imprisoned twice for his beliefs. He held opinions hostile to all forms of philosophical reason. He encouraged quietism and free-thought amongst his followers whose beliefs were predestinarian in a manner that was distinct from Calvinism. Near the close of his long life, Muggleton wrote his spiritual autobiography which was published posthumously.Publisher: uncreditedCity: LondonYear: 1764Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: vii/179 pagesWidth: 7" Height: 8.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue paper-covered boards, with beige-colored paper backing over raised bands. Book shows light external wear, with mild soiling to covers. Five-page dedicatory is heavily foxed, with minor loss at upper outside corners (text is entirely legible). Interior otherwise displays occasional light foxing.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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William Still THE UNDERGROUND RAIL ROAD SALEMAN'S SAMPLE c.1872 Antique African-American Literature Slave Narratives

Lot 3204: William Still THE UNDERGROUND RAIL ROAD SALEMAN'S SAMPLE c.1872 Antique African-American Literature Slave Narratives

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the salesman's sample of William Still's "The Underground Rail Road" shown in the corresponding image(s). Volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with gilt decorative design to front cover and stamped gilt lettering to rear cover. Binding is firm. Sample spine covers are pasted to verso of front cover. Interior contains samples of this publication. Lined pages at the back where subscribers would be listed have been cut out. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: This book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages show occasional light foxing.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Richard McCormick A VISIT TO THE CAMP BEFORE SEVASTOPOL 1855 First Edition Crimean War Antique Military History Fold-Out Frontispiece Map Plates

Lot 3205: Richard McCormick A VISIT TO THE CAMP BEFORE SEVASTOPOL 1855 First Edition Crimean War Antique Military History Fold-Out Frontispiece Map Plates

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Description: Title: A Visit to the Camp before SevastopolAuthor: Richard McCormick - Richard Cunningham McCormick, Jr. was an American politician, businessman, and journalist. He served as the second Governor of Arizona Territory, three time Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona Territory, and as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York. McCormick's other accomplishments include service as a war correspondent during two different conflicts and creation of two Arizonan newspapers.Publisher: D. Appleton and CompanyCity: New YorkYear: 1855Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 212 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's catalogueWidth: 5.25" Height: 7.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine. Book shows moderate exterior wear, with sunning to spine. Covers display mild rubbing. Binding is firm. Markings appear on brown endpapers. Previous owner's inscription can be seen on blank preliminary page. Interior has scattered light foxing. Fold-out frontispiece map is intact. All call-for plates, including double-page plate, are present.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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18V Peter Goodwin THE 20-GUN SHIP BLANDFORD 1988 British Naval History 18th-Century Warship Anatomy Of The Ship Series

Lot 3206: 18V Peter Goodwin THE 20-GUN SHIP BLANDFORD 1988 British Naval History 18th-Century Warship Anatomy Of The Ship Series

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Description: Title: The 20-Gun Ship BlandfordAuthor: Peter GoodwinPublisher: Naval Institute PressCity: AnnapolisYear: 1988Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 199 pagesWidth: 10.25" Height: 9.75"Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $29.50

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22V Antonio Mendez C. WILLIAM FREDERICK'S (1874) SCALE JOURNEY 2005 First Edition Sailing Ship Model Scratch Building

Lot 3207: 22V Antonio Mendez C. WILLIAM FREDERICK'S (1874) SCALE JOURNEY 2005 First Edition Sailing Ship Model Scratch Building

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Description: Title: William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary DevelopmentAuthor: Antonio Mendez C.Editor: Scottie DaytonPublisher: Pier Books/Dupont CommunicationsCity: Piermont, New YorkYear: 2005Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 266 pagesWidth: 9" Height: 11.5"Book Details: The author tells his journey into scratch building when he was younger & sailing his first ship "The Rebel". From there he describes building "William Frederick" a three masted coastal schooner launched in 1874. Condition / Notes: Book is bound in illustrated laminated boards. Volume is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos.Please note that this lot contains 22 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are in original shrink wrap.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: $39.50

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Herbert Bedford THE HEROINES OF GEORGE MEREDITH c1914 Author-Signed Limited Edition Decorative Vellum Binding Tipped-In Color Plates

Lot 3208: Herbert Bedford THE HEROINES OF GEORGE MEREDITH c1914 Author-Signed Limited Edition Decorative Vellum Binding Tipped-In Color Plates

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Description: Title: The Heroines of George Meredith with Twenty Miniatures in ColoursAuthor: Herbert BedfordPublisher: Hodder and StoughtonCity: LondonYear: circa 1914Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 166 pagesWidth: 9" Height: 11"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition. Author's signature appears on limitation page. This is copy 23 of 100.Antique volume is bound in full vellum, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Small circular color pastedown appears in gilt ornamental design on front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Front board displays slight warping. Ties are gone. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and bright. Illustrated with 20 tipped-in color plates with tissue guards.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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5V Signed Knapp Racing Mandeville's Travels VINTAGE & ANTIQUE NAUTICAL HISTORY & REFERENCE Keely Arctic Seas Goodrich History Of Sea

Lot 3209: 5V Signed Knapp Racing Mandeville's Travels VINTAGE & ANTIQUE NAUTICAL HISTORY & REFERENCE Keely Arctic Seas Goodrich History Of Sea

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique nautical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume set of "Mandeville's Travels: Texts and Translations" (The Hakluyt Society, 1953) by Malcolm Letts, and a first edition of "Race Your Boat Right" (D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1952, in dust jacket), signed by author Arthur Knapp, Jr. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.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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A JOURNAL OF THE LIFE OF THOMAS STORY 1747 First Edition Antique English Quaker Theology Decorative Leather Binding

Lot 3210: A JOURNAL OF THE LIFE OF THOMAS STORY 1747 First Edition Antique English Quaker Theology Decorative Leather Binding

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Description: Title: A Journal of the Life of Thomas Story: Containing, an Account of His Remarkable Convincement of, and Embracing the Principles of Truth, as Held by the People Called Quakers; and Also, of His Travels and Labours in the Service of the Gospel: with Many Other Occurences and ObservationsAuthor: Thomas Story - Thomas Story was an English Quaker convert and friend of William Penn, whose writings were very influential to Quakers. In 1698, he visited colonial America, lectured to Quakers there, and held positions in the Pennsylvania colony.Publisher: Isaac Thompson and CompanyCity: Newcastle upon TyneYear: 1747Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: iv/768 pages plus 8 pages of indexWidth: 9" Height: 13.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been handsomely rebound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt-lettered label and ornamental designs. Binding is in excellent condition. Book has new front frlyleaf and preliminar page, as well as rear endpaper. Hinges have been reinforced. Front pastedown bears the handwritten statement "Bought by Stephen Pasehall / at M. Brumais sale / 1852." Annotation in ink appears on upper half of title page. Occasional light foxing can be seen.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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2V Thurstan Shaw IGBO-UKWU 1970 First Edition Archaeology Africa Eastern Nigeria Excavations Reconstructions Color Plates Fold-Out Tables

Lot 3211: 2V Thurstan Shaw IGBO-UKWU 1970 First Edition Archaeology Africa Eastern Nigeria Excavations Reconstructions Color Plates Fold-Out Tables

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Description: Title: Igbo-Ukwu: An Account of Archaeological Discoveries in Eastern NigeriaAuthor: Thurstan Shaw - Charles Thurstan Shaw is an English archaeologist.Born in Plymouth, England, the second son of Reverend John Herbert Shaw and Grace Irene Woolart, Thurstan Shaw was educated at Blundell's School in Tiverton, then at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University. He received a B.A in 1936 and was awarded an M.A. in 1941. On 15 September 1937, he arrived at the British colony of Gold Coast (later Ghana), where he became a tutor. He was appointed Curator of the Anthropology Museum at Achimota College and held that post until 1945. During this time he made the first archaeological digs in this country at Dawu.[4] He then served with the Cambridge Education Committee before becoming a tutor for the Cambridge Institute of Education 1951-1964.During the 1950s, he helped found the Ghana National Museum and the archaeology department at the University of Ghana. In 1959, he was invited by the antiquities department of Nigeria to perform an excavation at Igbo-Ukwu. Bronze pieces unearthed during the excavation provided evidence of an Igbo civilization from the ninth century. He became Research Professor of Archaeology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria from 1963-1974 and was awarded the C.B.E. He was appointed Director of Studies in Archaeology and Anthropology at Magdalene College, Cambridge from 1976-1979.Based on an assessment of his published work, Thurstan Shaw was awarded a Ph.D. in 1968 from Cambridge. From 1964-1970, he was founder and editor of the West African Archaeological Newsletter. He edited the West African Journal of Archaeology, 1971-1975. He writes under the name Thurstan Shaw and the pen name of Peter Woods.Publisher: Northwestern University PressCity: Evanston, IllinoisYear: 1970Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 9.25" Height: 11.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Set is bound in dark gray cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with moisture markings to covers. Bindings are tight. Previous owner's stamp appears on half title pages. Edges of text block display spotting. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with bright (color) plates and textual illustrations. Fold-out plates at rear of first volume are well preserved. Second volume contains 514 monochrome plates.Intact dust jackets show light soiling and edgewear. 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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Antique SHEET MUSIC Engraved Flute Piano Violin Popular Opera Themes Beethoven Bach

Lot 3212: Antique SHEET MUSIC Engraved Flute Piano Violin Popular Opera Themes Beethoven Bach

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Description: Details: Some of this enormous collection of 19th century sheet music is very beautifully engraved. Much of this material was the latest in popular music, adapting themes from latest operas by composers such as Bellini, Meyerbeer, and Rossini. The preponderance is scored for flute and piano, but works including violin also appear.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $23.50

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7V Stevenson Uncle Pogo Kipling Jungle Book VINTAGE & ANTIQUE CHILDREN'S Rambles Perrin's Fables Greenaway Mother Goose Little Pigs

Lot 3213: 7V Stevenson Uncle Pogo Kipling Jungle Book VINTAGE & ANTIQUE CHILDREN'S Rambles Perrin's Fables Greenaway Mother Goose Little Pigs

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Child's Garden of Verses" (Henry Altemus Company, n.d.), a first printing of Walt Kelly's "Uncle Pogo: So-So Stories" (Simon and Schuster, 1953) and Rudyard Kipling's "The Second Jungle Book" (The Century Co., 1895). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.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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F. A. Leo WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S CORIOLANUS 1864 First Edition Antique Philology Facsimile Of Tragedy Extracts From North's Plutarch

Lot 3214: F. A. Leo WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S CORIOLANUS 1864 First Edition Antique Philology Facsimile Of Tragedy Extracts From North's Plutarch

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Description: Title: William Shakespeare's Coriolanus with a Quarto-Facsimile of the Tragedy of Coriolanus from the Folio of 1623. Photolithographed by A. Burchard and with Extracts from North's PlutarchAuthor: 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: F. A. LeoPublisher: John Russell SmithCity: LondonYear: 1864Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: ix/127 plus 30 pages of facsimile and 10 pages of Plutarch textWidth: 8.25" Height: 11.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with gilt stamped lettering to spine and gilt coat of arms stamped to front cover. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at ends of spine and cracking to detaching spine cover. Hinges are beginning to loosen. Title page is printed in red and black. The following note appears in red lettering under title: "The proceeds of the sale will be appropriated by the editor towards the Shakespeare Monument."Pages display scattered foxing that is more pronounced at ends of volume. Illustrated with facsimiles of title pages of Shakespeare folio and Bonham Norton 1595 edition of Plutarch's "The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romanes, ..."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 Samuel Orcutt A HISTORY OF THE OLD TOWN OF STRATFORD AND THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICUT 1886 First Edition Plates

Lot 3215: 2V Samuel Orcutt A HISTORY OF THE OLD TOWN OF STRATFORD AND THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT CONNECTICUT 1886 First Edition Plates

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Description: Title: A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, ConnecticutAuthor: Samuel OrcuttPublisher: Fairfield County Historical SocietyCity: New HavenYear: 1886Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 7" Height: 10.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half red leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing to spine covers and scraping with minor loss of material at outside corners. Rear hinge of first volume is cracked. Binding of second volume is firm. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional light foxing and pencil marginalia. Profusely illustrated with (tissue-guarded) plates and vignettes.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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Antique 18th CENTURY LEGAL DOCUMENT New York Debt Arrest Warrant Bogardus Wolfe Blagge

Lot 3216: Antique 18th CENTURY LEGAL DOCUMENT New York Debt Arrest Warrant Bogardus Wolfe Blagge

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Description: Details: This antique warrant is dated November 28, 1786, and authorizes the constables and marshalls of New York to arrest Henry Wolfe for debt and "convey him to the common goal of the city." The debt was owed to Gerardus (?) Bogardus. The warrant was issued by Benjamin Blagge, Alderman, and served by John Fleming. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: This 18th century document shows wear consistent with its age, including minor tears. Due to the high rag content of the paper, it is in comparatively 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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Pacifico Burlamacchi LA VITA CON ALCUNI SCRITTI DEL PADRE FRA GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA 1847 Antique Biography Dominican Renaissance

Lot 3217: Pacifico Burlamacchi LA VITA CON ALCUNI SCRITTI DEL PADRE FRA GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA 1847 Antique Biography Dominican Renaissance

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Description: Title: La vita con alcuni scritti del padre F. Girolamo Savonarola, arso in Firenze l'anno 1498, scritta dal Padre Fra Pacifico Burlamacchi, lucchese domenicano suo familiareAuthor: Pacifico BurlamacchiPublisher: Tipografia di Giovanni SilvestriCity: MilanYear: 1847Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 240 pagesWidth: 4.5" Height: 6.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Narrow cracking is visible along front spine edge. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana appears on front endpaper. Pages display scattered foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait of Savonarola.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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Hildegarde Hawthorne ARABIAN NIGHTS 1928 Antique Decorative Binding World Literature Classic Illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett

Lot 3218: Hildegarde Hawthorne ARABIAN NIGHTS 1928 Antique Decorative Binding World Literature Classic Illustrations by Virginia Frances Sterrett

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Description: Title: Arabian NightsAuthor: uncredited authorEditor: Hildegarde HawthornePublisher: The Penn Publishing CompanyCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1928Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 308 pagesWidth: 9.25" Height: 11.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Color pastedown on front cover is well preserved. Book shows light external wear, with rear gutter displays tearing. Binding is firm. Book has pictorial endpapers. Illustrated with tissue-covered color frontispiece, color plates and in-text drawings by Virginia Frances Sterrett.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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11V Antique FRANK MERRIWELL SERIES Pulp Fiction Yale Dime Novels Burt Standish

Lot 3219: 11V Antique FRANK MERRIWELL SERIES Pulp Fiction Yale Dime Novels Burt Standish

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Description: Book Details: These eleven pulp novels from the Frank Merriwell series by Burt L. Standish date from the early 20th century, and have spectacular graphics on their covers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Both covers are attached on all books, and the spines are sound.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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Wiggin / Smith THE ARABIAN NIGHTS 1925 Color Pastedown & Full-Page Plates By Maxfield Parrish World Literature Classic

Lot 3220: Wiggin / Smith THE ARABIAN NIGHTS 1925 Color Pastedown & Full-Page Plates By Maxfield Parrish World Literature Classic

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Description: Title: The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known TalesAuthor: uncredited authorEditor: Kate Douglas Wiggin - Kate Douglas Wiggin was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." She started the first free kindergarten in San Francisco in 1878 (the Silver Street Free Kindergarten). With her sister during the 1880s, she also established a training school for kindergarten teachers. Kate Wiggin devoted her adult life to the welfare of children in an era when children were commonly thought of as cheap labor., Nora A. Smith - Nora Archibald Smith was an American children's author of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and sister of Kate Douglas Wiggin. Nora and Kate co-authored and co-edited a series of children's books.Both sisters were active in the kindergarten movement that was developing at the turn of the twentieth century, and wrote repeatedly on the subject. They were admirers of Friedrich Fröbel and promoted his theories on early childhood education.Publisher: Charles Scribner's SonsCity: New YorkYear: 1925Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: xii/339 pagesWidth: 7.5" Height: 9.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and color pastedown to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with a few minor chips to pictorial plate by noted American illustrator Maxfield Parrish. Binding is firm. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with 9 additional full-page color plates by Parrish. 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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George Thompson LECTURES ON BRITISH INDIA 1840 First Edition Antique Quaker Theology Lectures Abolitionism Preface By Wm. Lloyd Garrison

Lot 3221: George Thompson LECTURES ON BRITISH INDIA 1840 First Edition Antique Quaker Theology Lectures Abolitionism Preface By Wm. Lloyd Garrison

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Description: Title: Lectures on British India, Delivered in the Friends' Meeting-House, Manchester, England, in October, 1839Author: George Thompson - George Donisthorpe Thompson was a British antislavery orator and activist who worked towards the abolition of slavery through lecture tours and legislation while serving as a Member of Parliament. He was arguably one of the most important abolitionists and human rights lecturers in the United Kingdom and the United States.Publisher: William and Robert AdamsCity: Pawtucket, Rhode IslandYear: 1840Printing Information: First US EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 206 pagesWidth: 5" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first American edition of this work, with a preface by prominent American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison.Antique volume is bound in green cloth. Book shows external wear, with extensive moisture markings to spine and adjacent areas of covers. Binding is tight. Pages display light foxing throughout. There is occasional light pencil marginalia. Annotations in pencil appear on rear pastedown.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 SLAVE BILL OF SALE New Orleans 1851 Mulatto Woman & Children Louisiana Slavery

Lot 3222: Antique SLAVE BILL OF SALE New Orleans 1851 Mulatto Woman & Children Louisiana Slavery

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Description: Details: These mid-19th century legal documents pertain to the sale in Louisiana of a slave and her three children. Angeline, aged 28 and described as a "mulatress," Alvine, aged 7, Marguerite, aged 2, and Marie, aged 1, were the property of Josephine Mascias, widow of Raimon Otero, and Marie Mascias, widow of Charles Beaulieu. For $900, Angeline and her three children became the property of Joseph de Fuentes. The legal bill of sale was sworn before Antoine Doriocourt, Notary Public, of New Orleans on the 29th of May, 1851. A separate, informal note also records the sale.Attached to the larger document is a second page in which Corinne Fitzgerald, wife of Pierre Mascias, assents to the sale. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: Both documents show wear consistent with their age and have frayed 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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7V Antique Decorative Binding German Literature GOETHE'S WORKS 1872-1874 Autobiography Novels Poetry Faust Conversations With Eckermann & Soret

Lot 3223: 7V Antique Decorative Binding German Literature GOETHE'S WORKS 1872-1874 Autobiography Novels Poetry Faust Conversations With Eckermann & Soret

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Description: Title: Goethe's WorksAuthor: Johann Wolfgang Goethe - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, artist, and public figure. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles, prose and verse dramas, memoirs, an autobiography, literary and aesthetic criticism, treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour, and four novels. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, and over 10,000 letters written by him are extant, as are nearly 3,000 drawings.A literary celebrity by the age of 25, Goethe was ennobled by the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Carl August in 1782 after first taking up residence there in November of 1775 following the success of his first novel, "The Sorrows of Young Werther." During his first ten years in Weimar, Goethe served as a member of the Duke's privy council, sat on the war and highway commissions, oversaw the reopening of silver mines in nearby Ilmenau, and implemented a series of administrative reforms at the University of Jena. He also contributed to the planning of Weimar's botanical park and the rebuilding of its Ducal Palace, which in 1998 were together designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site.After returning from a tour of Italy in 1788, Goethe published his first major work of a scientific nature, "The Metamorphosis of Plants." In 1791 he was charged with managing the theatre at Weimar, and in 1794 he began a friendship with the dramatist, historian, and philosopher Friedrich Schiller, whose plays he premiered until Schiller's death in 1805. During this period Goethe published his second novel, "Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship," the verse epic "Hermann and Dorothea," and, in 1808, the first part of his most celebrated drama, "Faust." His conversations and various common undertakings throughout the 1790's with Schiller, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Johann Gottfried Herder, Alexander von Humboldt, Wilhelm von Humboldt, and August and Friedrich Schlegel have, in later years, been collectively termed Weimar Classicism.Arthur Schopenhauer cited Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship as one of the four greatest novels ever written and Ralph Waldo Emerson selected Goethe, along with Plato, Napoleon, and William Shakespeare, as one of six "representative men" in his work of the same name. Goethe's comments and observations form the basis of several biographical works, most notably Johann Peter Eckermann's "Conversations with Goethe." There are frequent references to Goethe's various sayings and maxims throughout the course of Friedrich Nietzsche's work and there are numerous allusions to Goethe in the novels of Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann. Goethe's poems were set to music throughout the nineteenth century by a number of composers, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, and Gustav Mahler.Publisher: Bell & DaldyCity: LondonYear: 1872-1874Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 7 Complete: NoWidth: 5.25" Height: 7.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped mauve cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show mild external wear, with sunning to spines and markings to covers. Bindings are firm. Volumes display minor staining to fore edges. Pages are clean and without markings.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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5V Verne Mysterious Island Stevenson Treasure Island Black Arrow ANTIQUE WYETH-ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Fenimore Cooper Mohicans Deerslayer

Lot 3224: 5V Verne Mysterious Island Stevenson Treasure Island Black Arrow ANTIQUE WYETH-ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Fenimore Cooper Mohicans Deerslayer

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books illustrated by N. C. Wyeth shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are James Fenimore Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924) and Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.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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5V Thomas More Works Hows Forest Scenes COLLECTIBLE ANTIQUE LEATHER-BOUND POETRY Gray Elegy Read Wagoner Alleghanies Virgil

Lot 3225: 5V Thomas More Works Hows Forest Scenes COLLECTIBLE ANTIQUE LEATHER-BOUND POETRY Gray Elegy Read Wagoner Alleghanies Virgil

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique leather-bound poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore" (D. Appleton & Co., 1857) and "Forest Scenes by William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Alfred E. Street" (Hurd and Houghton, 1864), illustrated by John A. Hows.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.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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Richard Hildreth DESPOTISM IN AMERICA 1854 First Edition Anti-Slavery Literature Economic Development Legal Framework Political Culture

Lot 3226: Richard Hildreth DESPOTISM IN AMERICA 1854 First Edition Anti-Slavery Literature Economic Development Legal Framework Political Culture

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Description: Title: Despotism in America: An Inquiry into the Nature, Results, and Legal Basis of the Slave-Holding System in the United StatesAuthor: Richard Hildreth - Richard Hildreth was an American journalist, author and historian. He is best known for writing his six-volume "History of the United States of America, 1849-1853."In 1834, he wrote a popular anti-slavery novel "The Slave: or Memoir of Archy Moore" (1836; enlarged edition, 1852, The White Slave).In 1837 he wrote for the Atlas a series of articles vigorously opposing the annexation of Texas. In the same year he published "Banks, Banking, and Paper Currencies," a work which helped to promote the growth of the free banking system in America.In 1838 he resumed his editorial duties on the Atlas, but in 1840 removed, on account of his health, to British Guiana, where he lived for three years and was editor of two weekly newspapers in succession at Georgetown. He published in this year (1840) a volume in opposition to slavery, "Despotism in America" (2nd ed., 1854).In 1849 he published the first three volumes of his "History of the United States," two more volumes of which were published in 1851 and the sixth and last in 1852. The first three volumes of this history, his most important work, deal with the period 1492-1789, and the second three with the period 1789-1821. The history is notable for its painstaking accuracy and candor, as they are based on very careful analysis of the primary sources. The later volumes favor the Federalists. In dealing with the Jeffersonians, Hildreth calls them both "Republicans" and "Democrats" on the same page, but never "Democratic Republicans."Hildreth's "Japan as It Was and Is" (1855) was at the time a valuable digest of the information contained in other works on that country (new ed., 1906). He also wrote a campaign biography of "William Henry Harrison" (1839); "Theory of Morals" (1844); and "Theory of Politics" (1853), as well as "Lives of Atrocious Judges" (1856), compiled from Lord Campbell's two works.Between 1857 and 1860 Hildreth worked for the New York Tribune and during the same period he wrote several anti-slavery tracts for the fledgling Republican party under various pseudonyms. Poor health forced him to retire from his writing career in 1860. As a meed Massachusetts Governor Nathaniel Prentiss Banks and Senator Charles Sumner successfully lobbied for Hildreth's appointment as the United States consul at Trieste in 1861. In 1865 he resigned from that position and moved to Florence, where he died on the 11th of July 1865. He is buried near Theodore Parker in the English Cemetery, FlorencePublisher: John P. Jewett and CompanyCity: BostonYear: 1854Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 306 pagesWidth: 5.25" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's signature and bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Lightly age-toned pages display foxing.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Vintage & Antique ESTATE EPHEMERA Sex Education Gilbert Manual Clip Art Nouveau Catholicism

Lot 3227: Vintage & Antique ESTATE EPHEMERA Sex Education Gilbert Manual Clip Art Nouveau Catholicism

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Description: Details: This assortment of vintage estate ephemera has some real gems: a fascinating collection of booklets from the 1930s on sex and sexuality, a 1936 manual for Gilbert Chemistry sets, an antique book of clip art with Art Nouveau designs, eleven iron-on tissue paper transfers of 1950s movie stars, an unusual WWII Christmas greeting card and children's coloring book for Roman Catholics, a 1909 booklet on astrology, phrenology, palm reading and other arcana written in German, and a blank 1950s "TV Star Diary."Also included are a number of more utilitarian booklets and brochures, many technical or how-to.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $17.50

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10Pc Norman Ackroyd ORIGINAL SIGNED LIMITED AQUATINT ETCHINGS 1983 English Art Book Illustrations From

Lot 3228: 10Pc Norman Ackroyd ORIGINAL SIGNED LIMITED AQUATINT ETCHINGS 1983 English Art Book Illustrations From "Travels With Copper & Zinc"

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Description: Title: VariousArtist: Norman AckroydMedium: LithographFeatures: SignaturePrint Year: 1983Width: 10.0" Height: 12.25"Art Notes: This collection is made up of Condition: Litographs are in pristine 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: $16.50

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Madame Chiang Kai-Shek WAR MESSAGES AND OTHER SELECTIONS 1938 First Edition With Complimentary Slip Nationalist China Articles Interviews

Lot 3229: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek WAR MESSAGES AND OTHER SELECTIONS 1938 First Edition With Complimentary Slip Nationalist China Articles Interviews

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Description: Title: War Messages and Other SelectionsAuthor: May-Ling Soong Chiang - Soong May-ling or Soong Mei-ling, also known as Madame Chiang Kai-shek or Madame Chiang was a First Lady of the Republic of China (ROC), the wife of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek. She was a politician, painter and the chairman of Fu Jen Catholic University. The youngest and the last surviving of the three Soong sisters, she played a prominent role in the politics of the Republic of China and was the sister-in-law of Sun Yat-sen, the leader of the Republic of China preceding her husband.Publisher: The China Information CommitteeCity: Hankou, ChinaYear: 1938Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: iv/381 pagesWidth: 7" Height: 10.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth, with embroidered silk spine. Printed paper label is pasted to front cover. Book shows external wear, with faint moisture markings to rear cover. Fraying can be seen along top and bottom edges of rear cover, and to a lesser extent, along all edges of front cover. Minor loss of material is also visible on spine. Binding is tight. Library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Pages are clean and bright. Typed complimentary slip from The China Information Committee is laid in.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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80V John H. Harland CAPSTANS AND WINDLASSES 2003 Illustrated Naval History Photographs Diagrams

Lot 3230: 80V John H. Harland CAPSTANS AND WINDLASSES 2003 Illustrated Naval History Photographs Diagrams

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Description: Title: Capstans and Windlasses: An Illustrated History of Their Use at SeaAuthor: John H. HarlandPublisher: Pier Books/Dupont CommunicationsCity: Piermont, New YorkYear: 2003Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: 130 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 9"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $27.50

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Henry Green CAUGHT: A NOVEL 1950 First U. S. Edition World War II Novel English Literature

Lot 3231: Henry Green CAUGHT: A NOVEL 1950 First U. S. Edition World War II Novel English Literature

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Description: Title: Caught: A NovelAuthor: Henry Green - Henry Green was the nom de plume of Henry Vincent Yorke an English author best remembered for the novels "Nothing" and "Loving."Publisher: The Viking PressCity: New YorkYear: 1950Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 196 pagesWidth: 5.5" Height: 7.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blind-stamped tan cloth with gilt-lettered red-cloth backing. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Spotting can be seen on fore edge of text block. Pages are clean and without markings.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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6V French Literature Claudine Classics COLLECTIBLE LITERATURE Sir Walter Scott Christmas Goldsmith Comedy Gay Beggar's Opera Italian Theater

Lot 3232: 6V French Literature Claudine Classics COLLECTIBLE LITERATURE Sir Walter Scott Christmas Goldsmith Comedy Gay Beggar's Opera Italian Theater

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible works of literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of "The Iliad of Homer" (The University of Chicago Press, 1962, in dust jacket) and "Christmas in the Olden Time" (Cassell Publishing Company, 1886, in decorative binding) by Sir Walter Scott. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50

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7Pc Clarence P. Hornung PORTRAITS OF ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILES 1951-1952 Hand-Colored Lithographs Vintage Automotive Designs

Lot 3233: 7Pc Clarence P. Hornung PORTRAITS OF ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILES 1951-1952 Hand-Colored Lithographs Vintage Automotive Designs

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Description: Title: Portraits of Antique AutomobilesArtist: Medium: LithographFeatures: OriginalPrint Year: 1951-1952Width: 22.0" Height: 14.0"Art Notes: These lithographs represent automotive designs for the following models: Ford Model "T" Touring Car - 1909; Ford Model "T" Sedan - 1915; Ford Model "B" Touring Car - 1905; Studebaker Electric - 1903; Studebaker Touring Car - 1904; Ford Model "T" Torpedo - 1911; Studebaker Suburban "A" - 1909; Condition: These seven hand-colored lithographs are in pristine condition, prserved in a cardboard box that shows staining, taping and edgewear. 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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10V William J. Romero THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR MODELING WARRIOR (74) 1781 VOLUME IV 2005 Galleries Stern Head Rails Forecastle

Lot 3234: 10V William J. Romero THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR MODELING WARRIOR (74) 1781 VOLUME IV 2005 Galleries Stern Head Rails Forecastle

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Description: Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume IV: Galleries, Stern Completion, Head Rails, Main Deck Detailing, Forecastle, Quarterdeck, Poop DeckAuthor: William J. RomeroPublisher: Pier Books/Dupont CommunicationsCity: Piermont, New YorkYear: 2005Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: Spiral BindingNumber of Volumes: 1 Complete: NoPagination: 554 pagesWidth: 9.5" Height: 11.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book 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: $29.50

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Bishop / Whiting NEW ENGLAND JUDGED / TRUTH AND INNOCENCY DEFENDED 1703/1702 Antique Quaker Theology Cotton Mather

Lot 3235: Bishop / Whiting NEW ENGLAND JUDGED / TRUTH AND INNOCENCY DEFENDED 1703/1702 Antique Quaker Theology Cotton Mather

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Description: This auction lot includes the following group of titles:- Truth and Innocency Defended; Against Falshood and Envy: and the Martyrs of Jesus, and Sufferers for His Sake, Vindicated. In Answer to Cotton Mather (a Priest of Boston) His Calumnies, Lyes and Abuses of the People Called Quakers, in His Late Church-History of New England. With Remarks and Observations on Several Passages in the Same, and His Confessions to the Just Judgments God on Them by John Whiting - Dated 1702 by T. Sowle. Bound together with "New-England Judged."- New England Judged by the Spirit of the Lord : in Two Parts : Part First, Containing a Brief Relation of the Sufferings of the People Called Quakers in New England, from the Time of Their First Arrival There in the Year 1656 to the Year 1660 ... in Answer to the Declaration of Their Persecutors Apologizing for the Same, 1659 : Second Part, Being a Further Relation of the Cruel and Bloody Sufferings of the People Called Quakers in New England, Continued from Anno 1660 to Anno 1665, Beginning with the Sufferings of William Leddra, Whom They Put to Death : Formerly Published by George Bishop, and Now Somewhat Abbreviated : with an Appendix Containing the Writings of Several of the Sufferers ... - Dated 1703 by T. Sowle - "New England Judged" runs to 498 pages, with an additional six-page introduction. "Truth and Innocency" is 212 pages long, followed by a twelve-page index, a page of errata, and a dozen more pages cataloging books printed by T. Sowle. First Edition Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped full leather with raised bands. Book shows external wear, with tearing along top portion of front spine edge and bottom portion of rear spine edge. Minor loss of material is visible at outside corners of boards. Covers show minor rubbing and scuff marks. Spine display narrow cracks. Front hinge is cracked. Blank preliminary pages are detached. Previous owner's antique bookplate appears on front pastedown below another's inscription in ink. Pages show staining and foxing.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Vintage & Antique COLLECTIBLE ESTATE BOOKS Popular Fiction & Non-Fiction Children's

Lot 3236: Vintage & Antique COLLECTIBLE ESTATE BOOKS Popular Fiction & Non-Fiction Children's

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Description: Book Details: This eclectic group of vintage and antique books includes children's books, and popular fiction and non-fiction reflecting American culture in the first half of the 20th century. Authors include Horatio Alger, Margaret Mitcherll, and H. Rider Haggard; a biography of Mack Sennett is part of the lot.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $42.50

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23V Antique BOYS' PULP FICTION Juvenile Novels Alger Merriwell Series Stratemeyer Standish

Lot 3237: 23V Antique BOYS' PULP FICTION Juvenile Novels Alger Merriwell Series Stratemeyer Standish

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Description: Book Details: This collection of antique pulp fiction illustrates what boys were reading a hundred years ago. There are ten novels featuring Frank Merriwell (who famously became a Yale man), one Horatio Alger, and a half-dozen by Edward Stratemeyer, written before he successfully syndicated the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series that were pumped out by a stable of anonymous scribes. Altogether, there are 24 books, many with very attractive covers.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: These books show their age, and have worn accordingly. Some have detached or missing covers, or exposed spines.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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Vintage HORSE RACING EPHEMERA Kentucky Derby Secretariat C.W. Anderson Prints

Lot 3238: Vintage HORSE RACING EPHEMERA Kentucky Derby Secretariat C.W. Anderson Prints

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Description: Details: Vintage material on horse racing comprises this lot, which features an original photo of the 1937 Kentucky Derby, a program from an awards dinner honoring the Triple Crown winner Secretariat, and a lovely portfolio of 15 horse prints by C.W. Anderson published in 1949. Also included are two copies of a 1961 photo featuring the horse "Royal Vision," ridden by J. Aitcheson.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 at least good condition. The prints in the portfolio are intact and in very good condition, but the covers on the folio itself are detached and frayed.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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Sidney Owen INDIA ON THE EVE OF THE BRITISH CONQUEST 1872 First Edition Antique History Oxford Lectures Moguls Hindostan Maratha Paniput

Lot 3239: Sidney Owen INDIA ON THE EVE OF THE BRITISH CONQUEST 1872 First Edition Antique History Oxford Lectures Moguls Hindostan Maratha Paniput

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Description: Title: India on he Eve of the British Conquest: A Historical SketchAuthor: Sidney OwenPublisher: Wm. H. Allen & Co.City: LondonYear: 1872Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: viii/419 pagesWidth: 5.75" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Author's middle name penciled in on title page. Pages are clean and without markings.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Randhawa / Galbraith INDIAN PAINTING: THE SCENE, THEMES & LEGENDS 1968 First Printing With Signed Letter By Galbraith Laid In Tipped-In Plates

Lot 3240: Randhawa / Galbraith INDIAN PAINTING: THE SCENE, THEMES & LEGENDS 1968 First Printing With Signed Letter By Galbraith Laid In Tipped-In Plates

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Description: Title: Indian Painting: The Scene, Themes and LegendsAuthor: John Kenneth Galbraith - John Kenneth "Ken" Galbraith, OC was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian, an institutionalist, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s and he filled the role of public intellectual from the 1950s to the 1970s on matters of economics.Galbraith was a prolific author who produced four dozen books and over a thousand articles on various subjects. Among his most famous works was a popular trilogy on economics, "American Capitalism" (1952), "The Affluent Society" (1958), and "The New Industrial State" (1967). He taught at Harvard University for many years. Galbraith was active in Democratic Party politics, serving in the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson; he served as United States Ambassador to India under Kennedy. Due to his prodigious literary output he was arguably the best known economist in the world during his lifetime and was one of a select few people to be awarded the Medal of Freedom, in 1946, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in 2000, for services to economics. The government of France made him a Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur., Mohinder Singh Randhawa - Mohinder Singh Randhawa, known as M. S. Randhawa, was a Punjabi civil servant. He played major roles in the Green Revolution in India, resettling Punjabis uprooted by Partition, establishing the city of Chandigarh and documenting the arts of Punjab.Publisher: Houghton Mifflin CompanyCity: BostonYear: 1968Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 140 pagesWidth: 9" Height: 12.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this work of art history, with a signed and inscribed handwritten letter by John Kenneth Galbraith laid in. Letter, on stationery from Galbraith's office at Harvard University, reads "With all good Christmas wishes / John Kenneth Galbraith / 1964." Volume is bound in light brown cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent collection. Illustrated with tipped-in color plates and b&w photos.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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11V Antique Colorful PULP FICTION Dime Novels Lurid Covers Conan Doyle Stratemeyer Norma Shearer

Lot 3241: 11V Antique Colorful PULP FICTION Dime Novels Lurid Covers Conan Doyle Stratemeyer Norma Shearer

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Description: Book Details: Eleven antique examples of pulp fiction constitute this lot, whose authors include the creators of Sherlock Holmes and Nancy Drew. "A Case of Identity," the Arthur Conan Doyle story included here, has a delightfully melodramatic cover. Edward Stratemeyer is represented by three dime novels, and the remainder of the books include a movie tie-in featuring Norma Shearer, some westerns, a pirate yarn, a gentleman bank robber, and other tales of adventure. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. All of these books have both covers still attached, and intact spines.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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Ernest Hemingway A FAREWELL TO ARMS 1929 Early Printing World War I Novel American Literature

Lot 3242: Ernest Hemingway A FAREWELL TO ARMS 1929 Early Printing World War I Novel American Literature

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Description: Title: A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Miller HemingwayAuthor: Ernest Miller Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are classics of American literature.Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school, he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year; his wartime experiences became the basis for his novel "A Farewell to Arms." In 1922, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there, he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation". His first novel, "The Sun Also Rises," was published in 1926.After divorcing Hadley Richardson in 1927, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced following Hemingway's return from covering the Spanish Civil War, after which he wrote "For Whom the Bell Tolls." Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. During the war, he was present during the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.Shortly after the publication of "The Old Man and the Sea" in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.Publisher: Charles Scribner's SonsCity: New YorkYear: 1929Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 355 pagesWidth: 5.75" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early printing of this work by Hemingway. Scribner's seal is present on copyright page without "A". No disclaimer follows dedication page. Volume is bound in black cloth, with printed paper labels to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers. Narrow crack is visible down spine label. White scuff marks appear in lower half of front cover. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name and date can be seen at top of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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THE MISSIONARY 1829 First Edition Antique Periodical  Foreign Missions Hawaii Native Americans India Greece Syria Middle East

Lot 3243: THE MISSIONARY 1829 First Edition Antique Periodical Foreign Missions Hawaii Native Americans India Greece Syria Middle East

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Description: Title: The Missionary Herald, Containing the Proceedings at Large of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; with a General View of Other Benevolent Operations. For the Year 1829. Vol. XXVAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: Crocker & BrewsterCity: BostonYear: 1829Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 400 pagesWidth: 5.75" Height: 9.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce compilation of an early missionary periodical, presenting texts on Native Americans, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), as well as on missionary work in other parts of the world, such as Greece, Syria, Middle Eastern and India. Antique volume has detached boards and lacks spine cover. Boards show heavy chipping, with loss of material at edges, staining and soiling. Preliminary pages and text to page 8 are also detached. Pages display occasional foxing.Texts is in double columns.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Thornton Wilder THE ANGEL THAT TROUBLED THE WATERS AND OTHER PLAYS 1928 Signed & Inscribed By Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Drama

Lot 3244: Thornton Wilder THE ANGEL THAT TROUBLED THE WATERS AND OTHER PLAYS 1928 Signed & Inscribed By Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Drama

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Description: Title: The Angel That Troubled the Waters and Other PlaysAuthor: Thornton Wilder - Thornton Niven Wilder was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes-for the novel "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" and for the two plays "Our Town" and "The Skin of Our Teeth and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel "The Eighth Day."Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc.City: New YorkYear: 1928Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 149 pagesWidth: 5.75" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second printing of this work, signed and inscribed by Thornton Wilder. Inscription in ink on title page reads "For Ira (?) Griffin / with the regards of / Thornton Wilder / June 1935." Inscription in pencil appears on blank preliminary page opposite title page. It reads "N. B. / The last six are the / one's I wish to / offer you. The rest I wish to / have discarded / before publication / Cordial regards. / T. W."Antique volume is bound in two-tone blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Interior is clean and without markings.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Daniel Jay Browne THE SYLVA AMERICANA 1832 First Edition Antique Botany Forest Trees Lithograph Frontispiece & 112 Text Woodcuts

Lot 3245: Daniel Jay Browne THE SYLVA AMERICANA 1832 First Edition Antique Botany Forest Trees Lithograph Frontispiece & 112 Text Woodcuts

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Description: Title: The Sylva Americana; or a Description of Forest Trees Indigenous to the United States, Practically and Botanically ConsideredAuthor: Daniel Jay BrownePublisher: William Hyde & Co.City: BostonYear: 1832Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 408 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 9"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Binding is in excellent condition. Book has new marbled endpapers. Small paper label tipped in at front of volume contains the following statement: Dr. John Philip Hiester, whose autograph appears in this book was b. June 9, 1803. d. Sept. 15-1854. He was a practicing physician of Berks Co. Pa. and is said to have been "a most scholarly man." J. a R." Frontispiece, title page and initial pages are stained in upper left corner, with diminishing stain extending along side and upper edge. Foxing can bee seen throughout. Book is illustrated with a lithograph frontispiece and 112 text woodcuts.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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6V Decorative Binding Goldsmith Stoops Hiram Rich COLLECTIBLE ANTIQUE POETRY Answering Voice Miller Songs Of The Sierras Tennyson Whittier

Lot 3246: 6V Decorative Binding Goldsmith Stoops Hiram Rich COLLECTIBLE ANTIQUE POETRY Answering Voice Miller Songs Of The Sierras Tennyson Whittier

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique books of poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917), selected by Sara Teasdale, and "Songs of the Sierras" (Roberts Brothers, 1871) by Joaquin Miller. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.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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ODES OF ANACREON TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH VERSES 1804 Antique Greek Poetry Thomas Moore Translation Leather Binding

Lot 3247: ODES OF ANACREON TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH VERSES 1804 Antique Greek Poetry Thomas Moore Translation Leather Binding

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Description: Title: Odes of Anacreon, Translated into English Verses, with NotesAuthor: Anacreon - Anacreon was a Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets.Translor: Thomas Moore - Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer." He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore.Publisher: Hugh MaxwellCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1804Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 301 pagesWidth: 5.25" Height: 8.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is has been rebound, with new leather spine and tips. Gilt lettering can be seen to spine and minor scuff marks to leather covers. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Names of former owners appear on blank preliminary page. Pages display occasional light foxing. Book is illustrated with engraved portraits of author and translator.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 Indian Painting Rituals Konarak Japan  ASIAN AFRICAN & MIDDLE EASTERN ART Nachum Gutman Bezalel School Jerusalem Levanon Crafts

Lot 3248: 9V Indian Painting Rituals Konarak Japan ASIAN AFRICAN & MIDDLE EASTERN ART Nachum Gutman Bezalel School Jerusalem Levanon Crafts

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Unknown India: Ritual Art in Tribe and Village" (Philadelphia Museum Art, 1968), signed and inscribed by author Stella Kramrisch, and "Bezalel, 1906-1929" (The Israel Museum, 1983). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $27.50

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5 Pc. Antique Brass BELLS, PRESSURE GAUGE, RAILROAD LOCK Desk Bells PRR Pennsylvania

Lot 3249: 5 Pc. Antique Brass BELLS, PRESSURE GAUGE, RAILROAD LOCK Desk Bells PRR Pennsylvania

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Description: Details: This collection of antique metalware includes three bells, a railroad lock, and a pressure gauge.The pressure gauge is 4.75" in diameter, with a brass rim over its housing. It was manufactured by the Marshalltown Manufacturing Co. of Iowa, and has a real steampunk look. The railroad lock measures 3.25" x 2.375". The keyhole cover is marked with a keystone shape and the letter F, so this lock was probably used by the Pennsylvania Railroad.Two of the bells are desk models of the sort used in hotels and stores, and one has a pleasantly archaic mechanism. The bell with the side clapper is solid brass, and is 4" tall. The shorter desk bell is 3.5" in diameter and 3" tall, and looks like it originally had a nickel finish which at some point was painted over. The last bell is solid brass with a cast iron clapper, and is 4" high. None of the bells are marked. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: The two solid brass bells are tarnished but in good working order. The lock, pressure gauge, and squat desk bell all show oxidation to some extent. The pressure gauge lacks glass.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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5V Prescott Holmes Grogan Cape Cairo South Africa Travels ANTIQUE AFRICAN EXPLORATION Zambesi Expedition Baker Ismailia Maps

Lot 3250: 5V Prescott Holmes Grogan Cape Cairo South Africa Travels ANTIQUE AFRICAN EXPLORATION Zambesi Expedition Baker Ismailia Maps

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on African exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Ismailia: A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppression of the Slave Trade Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1875) by Sir Samuel W. Baker (lacking fold-out map), and "Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries; and of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa, 1858-1864" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1866) by David and Charles Livingstone. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.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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