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Auction Description for National Book Auctions: Books and Ephemera - Burman, PA Dutch, Ornithology, 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, ephemera and collectibles. Highlighted is a large quantity of desirable antique books dating back to the 16th century. We will also sell a sizable personal library of ornithological reference and history. Art pieces are led by an original watercolor painting by renowned Indian artist, Sakti Burman, while the antiques and collectibles include an original 1892 signed Pennsylvania Dutch blanket chest.

Antique and rare books in this catalog feature numerous titles. Among the earliest examples are Flaccus' "Iunii Juvenalis et A. Persii Flacci Satyrae," printed in 1567, the 1652 printing of "Les Essais de Montaigne," and Eduard Sandifort's "Museum Anatomicum Academiae Lugduno-Bavatae," published in two folio volumes in 1793 and incorporating a quantity of engraved plates. Numerous other specimens from the 18th and 19th centuries are also included in the catalog. Other rare titles include the 1792 first American edition of Mary Woolstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," "Oppian's Halieuticks of the Nature of Fishes and Fishing of the Antients," printed in 1722, and the 1927 first edition of Edith Sitwell's "Rustic Elegies," bearing the author's signature and a possibly original poem on the front endpaper, also in the author's hand. Several other antique titles relating to the history of the American frontier and West, Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon will also be offered.

Pleasing estate collections will be included. A sizable group of reference and historical titles relating to ornithology is led by Salim Ali & S. Dillon Ripley's "Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan," published in ten volumes. Another collection that includes many author-inscribed volumes, features holdings from the personal library of John S. Mayfield. Additional fine offerings come from collections themed around early Americana, travel & exploration, Quaker history, Pennsylvania history, horticulture & agriculture, books-on-books, vintage and antique children's and many other subjects.

Found throughout this catalog are worthy lots of art and ephemera. Ephemera lots are highlighted by a pair of 18th century American maps while others include a variety of themes such as scrapbooks, postcards, Victorian chromolithographs, advertising, travel-related, original antique correspondence, antique photographs, and other genres.

Books and Ephemera - Burman, PA Dutch, Ornithology, etc.

(365 Lots)

by National Book Auctions

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365 lots with images

September 15, 2013

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THE CASE OF THE SENECA INDIANS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK 1840 First Edition Antique Native American History Society Of Friends Genesee

Lot 8001: THE CASE OF THE SENECA INDIANS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK 1840 First Edition Antique Native American History Society Of Friends Genesee

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Description: Title: The Case of the Seneca Indians in the State of New York, Illustrated by Facts: Printed for the Information of the Society of Friends, by the Direction of the Joint Committees on Indian affairs, of the Four Yearly Meetings of Friends, of Genesee, New York, Philadelphia, and BaltimoreAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: Merrihew and Thompson, PrintersCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1840Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 256 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 9.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Gift inscription and date of 1900 appear at top of front flyleaf. Pages through scattered foxing throughout.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Antique PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BLANKET CHEST Two-Drawer Hand-Painted Faux Wood Grain Finish M.B. Stauffer 1892 Hand-Dovetailed Joints

Lot 8002: Antique PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH BLANKET CHEST Two-Drawer Hand-Painted Faux Wood Grain Finish M.B. Stauffer 1892 Hand-Dovetailed Joints

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Description: Details: This splendid, antique Pennsylvania Dutch blanket chest is a superb example of traditional form and craftsmanship. Constructed out of softwood, possibly poplar, it was constructed with wide planks and meticulous, hand-dovetailed joints. Two drawers with their original porcelain knobs are below the chest, which features a separate, built-in little box for small accessories. The chest has a hand-painted, faux wood grain finish, and the original owner's name was written into the finish while it was still wet. The chest is 44" long, 23" wide, and 27.5" high, and is dated 1892. The chest was documented in an authoritative reference on this type of furniture, "The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest," by Monroe H. Fabian (The Main Street Press, 1978), and a photograph of this item appears in the book. The book notes that the chest belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kane, and this item comes directly from Mr. Kane's estate. A copy of the book accompanies the chest.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: The chest is in generally good condition, showing normal wear for its age and utility. The lid is cracked in two places, but still fills structurally sturdy and works easily. Please note the surface imperfections which are documented in the photographs.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. This lot will be available for pickup only.

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J. N. Reynolds VOYAGE OF THE UNITED STATES FRIGATE POTOMAC 1835 First Edition Antique Travel Circumnavigation Plates Fold-Out Map Of Lima

Lot 8003: J. N. Reynolds VOYAGE OF THE UNITED STATES FRIGATE POTOMAC 1835 First Edition Antique Travel Circumnavigation Plates Fold-Out Map Of Lima

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Description: Title: Voyage of the United States Frigate Potomac, under the Command of Commodore John Downes, during the Circumnavigation of the Globe, in the Years 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1834; Including a Particular Account of the Engagement at Quallah-Battoo, on the Coast of Sumatra; With All the Official Documents relating to the SameAuthor: J. N. ReynoldsPublisher: Harper & BrothersCity: New YorkYear: 1835Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 560 pagesWidth: 6.25" Height: 9.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Exterior of antique volume is now completely covered in brown tape that shows rubbing. Binding is cracked at title page. Pages display occasional light foxing and marginal staining. A small number of pages have marginalia. Work is illustrated with full-page plates with tissue guards, as well as a number of fold-out plates, including frontispiece. The majority of the fold-out plates have either separated at folds and/or lack panels. Fold-out plate offering view of Rio de Janeiro is intact, with 2.75" closed tear at mid-section; fold-out plate of Lima, also intact, with 3.25" closed tear at mid-section. This volume also has large intact fold-out map of Lima "before its destruction by the great Earthquake of 1746." Folded-out map measures approximately 21" x 15.75".For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Charles Bukowski CRUCIFIX IN A DEATHHAND: NEW POEMS 1965 Author-Signed Limited Edition Lujon Press Award With Etchings By Noel Rockmore

Lot 8004: Charles Bukowski CRUCIFIX IN A DEATHHAND: NEW POEMS 1965 Author-Signed Limited Edition Lujon Press Award With Etchings By Noel Rockmore

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Description: Title: Crucifix in a Deathhand: New Poems, 1963-65Author: Charles Bukowski - Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski) was a German-born American poet, novelist and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books. In 1986 Time called Bukowski a "laureate of American lowlife". Regarding Bukowski's enduring popular appeal, Adam Kirsch of The New Yorker wrote, "the secret of Bukowski's appeal. . . [is that] he combines the confessional poet's promise of intimacy with the larger-than-life aplomb of a pulp-fiction hero." (Courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Lyle StuartCity: New YorkYear: 1965Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: Other - see descriptionPagination: 101 pagesWidth: 8.75" Height: 12.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of a work which was distinguished as "A Loujon Press award book."Volume is bound in cream paper boards with wrap-around illustrated paper jacket. Printed paper wrap-around band is well preserved. Work is in excellent condition."Thirty-one hundred copies of this first edition of Crucifix in a deathhand, handset in Bulmer, Roman, American Unical & others, have been printed, handfed in single page impressions, on Linweave Spectra paper in shades of ivory, white, peacock, gobelin, bayberry, bittersweet & saffron, on an 18 by 12 C. & P. letterpress in New Orleans La. The book was edited, designed, printed and handbound by Loujon Press editors Louise and Jon Webb, with delivery begun in April 1965 of books as they were completed to publisher Lyle Stuart, Inc., N.Y.C."--Colophon.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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Samuel Sloan SLOAN'S HOMESTEAD ARCHITECTURE 1861 Author-Signed First Edition Designs For Villas Cottages Farm Houses Engravings

Lot 8005: Samuel Sloan SLOAN'S HOMESTEAD ARCHITECTURE 1861 Author-Signed First Edition Designs For Villas Cottages Farm Houses Engravings

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Description: Title: Sloan's Homestead Architecture, Containing Forty Designs for Villas, Cottages, and Farm Houses, with Essays on Style, Construction, Landscape Gardening, Furniture, Etc. Etc. Author: Samuel Sloan - Samuel Sloan was a Philadelphia-based architect and best-selling author of architecture books in the mid-19th century. He specialized in Italianate villas and country houses, churches, and institutional buildings. His most famous building-the octagonal mansion "Longwood" in Natchez, Mississippi-is unfinished; construction was abandoned during the American Civil War.Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.City: PhiladelphiaYear: 1861Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 354 pagesWidth: 6.5" Height: 9.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Miss Elizabeth Robinson / With compliments / of Samuel Sloan / May 19th 1863."Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped purple cloth with stamped lettering to spine. Book shows significant external wear, soiling to covers and markings to covers. Small tears can be seen at ends of spine. Covers are faded. Binding is cracked at half title page. Interior displays sporadic light foxing. Profusely illustrated with full-page and textual engravings.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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F. Scott Fitzgerald THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED 1922 First Printing Author's Second Novel Jazz Age New York Cafe Society American Literature

Lot 8006: F. Scott Fitzgerald THE BEAUTIFUL AND DAMNED 1922 First Printing Author's Second Novel Jazz Age New York Cafe Society American Literature

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Description: Title: The Beautiful and Damned Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald - Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: "This Side of Paradise," "The Beautiful and Damned," "Tender is the Night" and his most famous, "The Great Gatsby." A fifth, unfinished novel, "The Love of the Last Tycoon," was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.Novels such as "The Great Gatsby" and "Tender is the Night" were made into films, and in 1958 his life from 1937-1940 was dramatized in "Beloved Infidel."Publisher: Charles Scribner's SonsCity: New YorkYear: 1922Printing Information: First PrintingBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 449 pagesWidth: 5.5" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this novel with copyright of March 1922 and no seal on copyright page.Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is sound. Previous owner's annotation appears 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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2V James Joyce ULYSSES 1930 First Edition Of Author-Revised Translation Into German In Decorative Leather Binding Georg Goyert Translation

Lot 8007: 2V James Joyce ULYSSES 1930 First Edition Of Author-Revised Translation Into German In Decorative Leather Binding Georg Goyert Translation

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Description: Title: UlyssesAuthor: James Joyce - James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for "Ulysses" (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. Other major works are the short-story collection "Dubliners" (1914), and the novels "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (1916) and "Finnegans Wake" (1939). His complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters. Joyce was born to a middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; "Ulysses" in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of "Ulysses" he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying, "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal."Translor: Georg GoyertPublisher: Rhein VerlagCity: ZurichYear: 1930Printing Information: Second EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 5.5" Height: 7.75"Book Details: "On 24 August 1926 Joyce received a typescript of the German translation of "Ulysses."The German translator, Georg Goyert, sent the typescript of his translation to Joyce and then arrived in Ostend, where Joyce was on holidays, to work with him on the translation.Goyert had been chosen in a competition to find a translator for Ulysses. His translation of "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" ("Jugendbildnis: Roman") had been published in April 1926 by Rhein-Verlag, the Swiss-based German publishing house owned by Daniel Brody.Joyce spent four days working through the translation with Goyert in Ostend, but they only managed to cover 88 pages. With the translation due to be published in October, Joyce felt things were being rushed, and claimed that it was full of the most absurd errors and gaps. He even threatened to write a disclaimer to the German press if the publisher didn't allow more time. Brody agreed to push back the deadline, and Joyce and Goyert met again in Paris to continue the revision. By March 1927 Joyce was working through the proofs of the translation.The publication of the translation was heralded in Germany with an article by Ivan Goll, Rhein-Verlag's Paris agent, in the Literarische Welt magazine in June 1927 in which Joyce was declared 'the Homer of our time'! Only 1000 copies of the luxury three-volume translation were published in the middle of October 1927, with another 100 copies distributed to the press. The publishers had concerns about a possible ban on the book, so the book was available only by subscription and subscriptions were limited to people over twenty-five years of age with a serious interest in literature. Artists, lawyers and doctors, however, could subscribe without restriction!In November, Joyce wrote to thank Brody for sending him a copy of the book, and told him that it was very handsome and very tastefully done. Despite these congratulations, Joyce was not happy with the translation. The first edition sold out within three weeks and plans were made for a second edition with more revisions to the text. The second edition of three thousand copies was published in 1930 and was subject to the same subscription rules as the first edition.In addition to "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and "Ulysses," Goyert also translated "Dubliners" ("Dublin: Novellen," published in 1928) and "Anna Livia Plurabelle" (published in 1946)." (Courtesy of The James Joyce Centre Dublin (jamesjoyce.ie/tag/georg-goyert/))Condition / Notes: This is a scarce German-language edition of James Joyce's modernist novel, translated by Georg Goyert.Antique set is bound in quarter leather with marbled boards and leather-tipped corners. Spines have raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering. Books show light external wear. Bindings are firm. Interiors with gilt top edges 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: $6.50

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Juvenal & Aulus Persius Flaccus IUNII JUVENALIS ET A. PERSII FLACCI SATYRAE 1567 Antique Roman Poetry In Decorative Leather Binding

Lot 8008: Juvenal & Aulus Persius Flaccus IUNII JUVENALIS ET A. PERSII FLACCI SATYRAE 1567 Antique Roman Poetry In Decorative Leather Binding

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Description: Title: Iunii Iuvanalis et A. Persii Flacci Satyrae, cum Uetustissimus, IIsque Manuscripts Codicibus Nunc Denuo Collatae, & Annotationnibus Aliquot Virorum Doctorum Perquam Utilibus LocupletaeAuthor: Aulus Persius Flaccus - Persius, in full Aulus Persius Flaccus was a Roman poet and satirist of Etruscan origin. In his works, poems and satires, he shows a stoic wisdom and a strong criticism for the abuses of his contemporaries. His works, which became very popular in the Middle Ages, were published after his death by his friend and mentor the stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Cornutus., Juvenal - Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD, author of the "Satires." The details of the author's life are unclear, although references within his text to known persons of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD fix his "terminus post quem" (earliest date of composition).In accord with the manner of Lucilius-the originator of the genre of Roman satire-and within a poetic tradition that also included Horace and Persius, Juvenal wrote at least 16 poems in dactylic hexameter covering an encyclopedic range of topics across the Roman world. While the "Satires" are a vital source for the study of ancient Rome from a vast number of perspectives, their hyperbolic, comedic mode of expression makes the use of statements found within them as simple fact problematic. At first glance the "Satires" could be read as a critique of pagan Rome, perhaps ensuring their survival in Christian monastic scriptoria, a bottleneck in preservation when the large majority of ancient texts were lost.Publisher: Antonius GryphiusCity: LyonYear: 1567Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 192 pagesWidth: 3.25" Height: 5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in gilt-stamped black leather boards with blind-stamped rectangular panels, spine bands, and gilt ornamental designs. Book has light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Edges of text block are stained red. Previous owners' names appear on title page and final page. Title page displays smudging at margins. Faded library stamp from Harvard appears on verso of title page. Signature can be seen at bottom margin of the same. Pages display light toning, occasional light foxing, some light staining to edges and corners. Page 192 is heavily toned, page 161 misprinted as 160. Pages have ink underlining and occasional pencil marginalia. Some pages slightly trimmed during rebinding not affecting text block.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 MASONIC PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM Fultonville NY Lodge Masons 1862-1893 Fraternal Order

Lot 8009: Antique MASONIC PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM Fultonville NY Lodge Masons 1862-1893 Fraternal Order

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Description: Book Details: This antique Masonic albums is filled with portraits of the members of the Fultonville (NY) Lodge, No. 531, from the founding of the lodge in 1862 until 1893, when the album was compiled. Each page shows 28 pictures of named individuals, whose cartes de visite were placed side by side and then photographed.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: This album has 17 pages. The pegs which originally held the album together are missing, so it is not known if any pages are missing. The pages are in good condition, and the exterior of the album shows wear consistent with age and use.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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Joseph Henry Taylor SKETCHES OF FRONTIER & INDIAN LIFE OF THE UPPER MISSOURI & GREAT PLAINS 1897 Antique Western Americana Native American Photos

Lot 8010: Joseph Henry Taylor SKETCHES OF FRONTIER & INDIAN LIFE OF THE UPPER MISSOURI & GREAT PLAINS 1897 Antique Western Americana Native American Photos

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Description: Title: Sketches of Frontier and Indian life on the Upper Missouri & Great Plains. Embracing the Author's Personal Recollections of Noted Frontier Characters, and Some studies and Observations of Wild Indian Life, during a Continuous Residence in the Dakotas and Adjoining States and Territories between the Years 1863 and 1889, Corrected up to 1897Author: Joseph Henry Taylor - "Joseph Henry Taylor, frontier author, died here (Washburn, N.D.) last night of heart disease. Taylor reached the Platte River in 1864 and worked north along the Missouri River. He was among the first white men to take up his abode in these parts. He was author and publisher of "Beavers and Their Ways," "Frontier and Indian Life," and other similar works." (New York Times obituary, April 9, 1908))Publisher: Printed and published by the AuthorCity: Bismarck, North DakotaYear: 1897Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 306 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 8.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce stated third edition.Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows soiling and spotting to covers. Binding is sound. Light green endpapers display chipping along edges. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Paging is irregular. Work contains numerous full-page illustrations offering portraits of U.S. Army officers and Native Americans, as well as scenes from the Old West.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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Gerald H. Thayer CONCEALING-COLORATION IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM 1909 First Edition Antique Zoology Disguise Through Color & Pattern Colored Plates

Lot 8011: Gerald H. Thayer CONCEALING-COLORATION IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM 1909 First Edition Antique Zoology Disguise Through Color & Pattern Colored Plates

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Description: Title: Concealing-Coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of Disguise through Color and Pattern: Being a Summary of Abbott H. Thayer's DiscoveriesAuthor: Abbot Handerson Thayer - Abbott Handerson Thayer was an American artist, naturalist and teacher. As a painter of portraits, figures, animals and landscapes, he enjoyed a certain prominence during his lifetime, and his paintings are represented in the major American art collections. He is perhaps best known for his 'angel' paintings, some of which use his children as models.During the last third of his life, he worked together with his son, Gerald Handerson Thayer, on a major book about protective coloration in nature, titled "Concealing-Coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of Disguise Through Color and Pattern; Being a Summary of Abbott H. Thayer's Disclosures." First published by Macmillan in 1909, then reissued in 1918, it may have had an effect on military camouflage during World War I. However it was roundly mocked by Theodore Roosevelt and others for its biased assumption that all animal coloration is cryptic.Thayer also influenced American art through his efforts as a teacher, training apprentices in his New Hampshire studio., Gerald H. ThayerPublisher: The Macmillan Co.City: New YorkYear: 1909Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xix/260 pagesWidth: 9" Height: 11.25"Book Details: "Concealing-Coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of Disguise Through Color and Pattern; Being a Summary of Abbott H. Thayer's Discoveries" is a book published ostensibly by Gerald H. Thayer in 1909, and revised in 1918, but in fact a collaboration with and completion of his father Abbott Handerson Thayer's major work.The book, illustrated artistically by Abbott Thayer, sets out the controversial thesis that all animal coloration has the evolutionary purpose of camouflage. Thayer rejected Charles Darwin's theory of sexual selection, arguing in words and paintings that even such conspicuous animal features as the peacock's tail or the brilliant pink of flamingoes or roseate spoonbills were effective as camouflage in the right light.The book introduced the concepts of disruptive camouflage to break up an object's outlines, of masquerade, as when a butterfly mimics a leaf, and especially of countershading, where an animal's tones make it appear flat by concealing its self-shadowing.The book was criticized by big game hunter and politician Theodore Roosevelt for its central assertion that every aspect of animal coloration is effective as camouflage. Roosevelt's detailed reply attacked the biased choice of examples to suit Abbott Thayer's thesis and the book's reliance on unsubstantiated claims in place of evidence. The book was more evenly criticized by zoologist and camouflage researcher Hugh Cott, who valued Thayer's work on countershading but regretted his overenthusiastic attempts to explain all animal coloration as camouflage. Thayer was mocked to a greater or lesser extent by other scientific reviewers. (Summary courtesy of Wikipedia)Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with three small stains to front cover. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name is written at top margin of pastedown and front flyleaf. Frontispiece is detached. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with 16 colored plates, including frontispiece, and 140 b&w figures. All plates 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: $8.50

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2V Bayard Taylor ELDORADO OR ADVENTURES IN THE PATH OF EMPIRE 1850 Antique Travel Pacific Coast San Francisco Mexico Tobacco Plates

Lot 8012: 2V Bayard Taylor ELDORADO OR ADVENTURES IN THE PATH OF EMPIRE 1850 Antique Travel Pacific Coast San Francisco Mexico Tobacco Plates

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Description: Title: Eldorado, or, Adventures in the Path of Empire; Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama; Life in San Francisco and Monterrey; Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican TravelAuthor: Bayard Taylor - Bayard Taylor was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author.Publisher: George P. PutnamCity: New YorkYear: 1850Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: YesWidth: 5.75" Height: 8"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is scarce early printing of this set, with a first edition of first volume and a second edition of the second volume.Antique set is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Books show external wear, with rubbing and faint black stains to covers. Binding of second volume is cracked at title page. Pages of first volume are clean and without markings. Water staining is visible at inside margin of preliminary pages, including frontispiece and title page, and first pages of text. Ever larger marginal stains are also visible after page 150. Pages display scattered light foxing. This work contains frontispieces and 6 plates. Frontispieces and 2 plates are in color. A number of plates have tissue guards. Frontispiece of second volume is detached.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Edmund A. Kirby CITY GUIDE OF SAINT PAUL AND FIFTY MILES AROUND c1880 Antique Tourism Health & Pleasure Resorts Fishing Hunting Advertisements

Lot 8013: Edmund A. Kirby CITY GUIDE OF SAINT PAUL AND FIFTY MILES AROUND c1880 Antique Tourism Health & Pleasure Resorts Fishing Hunting Advertisements

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Description: Title: City of Saint Paul and Fifty Miles Around: A Guide for Tourists and Others to the Health and Pleasure Resorts near the City of Saint PaulAuthor: Edmund A. KirbyPublisher: Edmund A. Kirby, PublisherCity: St. PaulYear: circa 1880Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: 54 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 9"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed and illustrated paper-covered board with black cloth backstrip. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and mild browning to covers. Previous owner's name appears at top of front cover. Binding is cracking at front hinge and cracked at rear. Pages are clean and without markings. Ten pages at front of volume and final two pages consist of advertisements, one of which announces "unprecedented opportunity for acquiring farming lands in northern Minnesota." Ads also appear on verso of front cover and front and back of rear cover. Final page of text contains list of hunting seasons for various fowl, deer and trout. This work contains in-text and full-page illustrations. Title is taken from front 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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9V Antiquarian BOTANY, HORTICULTURE, GARDENING Mushroom Cultivation Fungicides Asparagus Greenhouse Management Marketing

Lot 8014: 9V Antiquarian BOTANY, HORTICULTURE, GARDENING Mushroom Cultivation Fungicides Asparagus Greenhouse Management Marketing

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Description: Book Details: These antiquarian reference books are guides to various aspects of botany and horticulture. Several volumes address mushroom culture (mycology) and fungicides. Other topics include greenhouse management, floriculture, growing asparagus, and gardening for profit.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: $10.50

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9V Nature Studies GALAPAGOS AFRICA CASCADE MOUNTAINS Aleutian Islands Botany Azaleas River American Northwest Woodlands Photographs

Lot 8015: 9V Nature Studies GALAPAGOS AFRICA CASCADE MOUNTAINS Aleutian Islands Botany Azaleas River American Northwest Woodlands Photographs

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Description: Book Details: This collection of books documents different approaches to nature. In some, the focus is narrow, e.g., "Flora of the Aleutian Islands" or "Azaleas;" others take a much broader view, e.g. "Africa"n (Emil Schulthess), "The Cascade Range" (Ray Atkeson) or "Galapagos: The Flow of Wildness" (Eliot Porter). In two volumes the experience of nature becomes an inner journey: "The Island Within" and "The Grand Canyon: Time and the River Flowing." Also included is "Woodland Portraits," an oversize volume of color nature photographs and text by Jeannette Klute. Some of these books are beautifully illustrated with photographs or color plates. "The Island Within," by Richard Nelson, is inscribed by the author, and also contains a letter from him.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: $27.50

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6V Antiquarian AMERICAN HISTORY Original Documents Treaties 1873 Congress 1853 Horace Greeley Autobiography Abraham Lincoln Cartoons

Lot 8016: 6V Antiquarian AMERICAN HISTORY Original Documents Treaties 1873 Congress 1853 Horace Greeley Autobiography Abraham Lincoln Cartoons

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Description: Book Details: Original sources figure prominently in this collection of antiquarian American history, beginning with "Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress, 1853'" and continuing with "Public Treaties of the United States in Force on the First Day of December, 1873." Another volume documents the Abraham Lincoln in 1860 by political cartoons. Also included is handsome copy of the influential journalist and editor Horace Greeley's 1868 autobiography; and from 1890, "Curious Facts: Historical, Geographical, Political" about the U.S., with color fold-out map.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: $16.50

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Mary Alicia Owen OLD RABBIT THE VOODOO AND OTHER SORCERERS 1893 First Edition African-American Native American Folklore Missouri

Lot 8017: Mary Alicia Owen OLD RABBIT THE VOODOO AND OTHER SORCERERS 1893 First Edition African-American Native American Folklore Missouri

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Description: Title: Old Rabbit, the Voodoo, and Other SorcerersAuthor: Mary Alicia Owen - Mary Alicia Owen was a folklore collector of Missouri who compiled several works of local legend and voodoo.She was born in a family of Saint Joseph, Missouri and lived with her two sisters, Luella and Juliette, both of whom were noted authors. She became inspired to record the disappearing folk tales after reading Algonquin Legends of New England, beginning a correspondence with Charles Godfrey Leland. Her earliest publication was "Old Rabbit the Voodoo, and other Sorcerers," printed with an introduction by Leland, which was favourably reviewed in the English journal Folk-Lore; the reviewer, E. S. Hartland, dismisses Leland's request for consideration as a first work and says of it, "[f]rom the first page to the last there is not a dull page...". Her researches and fieldwork had already been reported in a paper she read before the 1891 "Second International Folk-Congress" in London, which was printed in the Transactions of the conference as "Among the Voodoos." Her principal work was "Voodoo Tales as Told among the Negroes of the Southwest," Owen gave long service to The Missouri Folklore Society, serving as its President until the year of her death.Owen also published articles in Century Magazine and Overland Monthly, writing as Julia Scott, and contributed reviews and journalism to other periodicals. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: T. Fisher UnwinCity: LondonYear: 1893Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xv/310 pagesWidth: 5.75" Height: 8"Book Details: Published in New York the same year, under title: "Voodoo tales, as Told among the Negroes of the Southwest.""This very remarkable collection by Miss Mary A. Owen takes us more deeply than those which are made on the Grimm principle of "pleasing tales for the nursery" - Back to the fresh green and growing leaves. It is indeed entertaining and amusing, but nothing has in it been sacrificed to the latter element, nor are the narrators of the tales in it made of more real importance than the subject. The subject is as curious as it is entirely novel. There is in Missouri, as "all along the Border," a mixed race of Negro and Indian descent, who have inherited a vast stock of the tradition of both races, and combined and blended them strangely into new life. As there is in them, however, a very great predominance of red Indian, we get therefore a clue as to the mysterious origin of American negro tales. The stories, in fact, all agree almost to identity with those found in the collections of Schoolcraft, Kohl, and many others. But in the vast amount of sorcery, magic, medicine, and fetishes recorded, we find the African Voodoo ideas very strangely mixed with the Indian." (from Charles Godrey Leland's introduction).Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light blue and brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped black lettering to top of front cover. Multi-color pictorial design appears in lower half of front cover depicting various characters in book. Spine is sunned. Covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. Work is illustrated with a frontispiece and numerous textual drawings by Juliette A. Owen and Louis Wain.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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15V ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY OF WONDERS 1869-1871 Antique Popular Science Oceanography Optics Hunting Lighthouses Acoustics Pompeii Sublime

Lot 8018: 15V ILLUSTRATED LIBRARY OF WONDERS 1869-1871 Antique Popular Science Oceanography Optics Hunting Lighthouses Acoustics Pompeii Sublime

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books from the Illustrated Library of Wonder series shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Wonders of Acoustics; or, the Phenomena of Sound" (1870), "Wonders of Architecture" (1871), "The Bottom of the Sea" (1870), "Wonders of the Human Body" (1871), "Lighthouses and Lightships: A Descriptive and Historical Account of Their Mode of Construction and Organization" (1870) and "Adventures of the Great Hunting Grounds of the World" (1870). Works are well illustrated with plates and textual illustrations.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: Volumes of this set are bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt decorative designs to spines. Books show varying degrees of external wear, with several displaying faint moisture markings, discoloration, minor loss of material, small tears, and soiling to covers. Volume "The Sublime in Nature: Compiled from the Description of Travellers and Celebrated Writers" (1870) shows dark circular marking (presumably from bottom of glass/cup) to front cover. Bindings are generally sound. Interiors are generally clean and without markings. Volume "The Wonders of Pompeii" lacks initial pages, with text block beginning at page 15. 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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4V George M. Chinn THE MACHINE GUN 1951-1955 Military History Repeating Weapons Mechanisms Components Photographs Drawings Diagrams Charts

Lot 8019: 4V George M. Chinn THE MACHINE GUN 1951-1955 Military History Repeating Weapons Mechanisms Components Photographs Drawings Diagrams Charts

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Description: Title: The Machine GunAuthor: George M. ChinnPublisher: Bureau of Ordnance, Department of the NavyCity: Washington, D.C.Year: 1951-1955Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 4 Complete: NoWidth: 8.5" Height: 10.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a mixed set of this work, lacking volume II and offering two copies of Volume I. Set is bound in pebbled dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Seal of the U. S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance appears on front covers. Books show light shelfwear. Front hinge of one of first volumes is cracked. Bindings are otherwise tight. Third volume has paper labels appear at top and bottom of spine, front board and margins of front flyleaf and rear pastedown reading "Downgraded from confidential to unclassified auth FPSC CNC B3 of 3249." Unmarked interiors are otherwise clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, charts 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: $20.50

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Sir John Collings Squire TRICKS OF THE TRADE 1926 Author-Signed Poetry English Literature

Lot 8020: Sir John Collings Squire TRICKS OF THE TRADE 1926 Author-Signed Poetry English Literature

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Description: Title: Tricks of the TradeAuthor: Sir John Collings Squire - Sir John Collings Squire was a British poet, writer, historian, and influential literary editor of the post-World War I period. His writings mostly discuss common experiences.Publisher: William Heinemann, Ltd.City: LondonYear: 1926Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: viii/79 pagesWidth: 5.5" Height: 8"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work of poetry. Author's signature appears on front flyleaf. Inscription reads "J. S. Mayfield's / book / J. C. Squire / 1931."Antique volume is bound in black cloth with printed paper spine label. Book shows mild external wear, with small stain at bottom edge and three very small blemishes to front cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. 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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11 Pc. Antique SURVEY MAPS & TITLE DOCUMENTS Northampton County PA 1869 Genealogy Smithfield Township Rustin Thomas Ruston Mary Rustin

Lot 8021: 11 Pc. Antique SURVEY MAPS & TITLE DOCUMENTS Northampton County PA 1869 Genealogy Smithfield Township Rustin Thomas Ruston Mary Rustin

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Description: Details: The eleven antique documents in this collection are officially recorded survey maps of properties in Northampton County, PA. All of the documents are dated July, 1869, and they clarify property boundaries set in the 1790s in the area of Upper and Lower Smithfield townships. Names mentioned in these documents include Daniel Brodhead, Henry Drinker, Joseph Wilkinson, Thomas Rustin, Mary Rustin, William Harrison, John Jarvis, Clement Stocker, and many others.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: All of these documents, which are on fine quality paper, are in very good condition.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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John E. Smith OUR COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE A DESCRIPTIVE & BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF MADISON COUNTY 1889 1st Edition Antique New York History Maps Plates

Lot 8022: John E. Smith OUR COUNTRY AND ITS PEOPLE A DESCRIPTIVE & BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF MADISON COUNTY 1889 1st Edition Antique New York History Maps Plates

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Description: Title: Our Country and Its People: A Descriptive and Biographical Record of Madison County, New YorkAuthor: uncredited authorEditor: John E. SmithPublisher: The Boston History Company, PublishersCity: BostonYear: 1899Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: x/239 pagesWidth: 7.75" Height: 10"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather over brown cloth. Spine has raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with small tear at top of front spine edge and loss of material of tip of corners. Small white markings appear along fore edge of front board. Binding is firm. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings.This volume contains a map of Madison County, an intact fold-out map of the town of Lenox, portrait plates, and textual illustrations.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50

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5V Antiquarian AMERICAN HISTORY New York City State Pennsylvania Colleges Early Colonial Virginia New England Journalism NY Times Raymond

Lot 8023: 5V Antiquarian AMERICAN HISTORY New York City State Pennsylvania Colleges Early Colonial Virginia New England Journalism NY Times Raymond

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Description: Book Details: American history, particularly that of New York and Pennsylvania, is explored in this collection of antiquarian books. Included is "Henry J. Raymond and the New York Press" (Augustus Maverick, 1870) which chronicles the evolution of newspapers (in particular, the New York Times) in New York City and includes a half-size fold-out of the first issue of the "Daily Times;" and "The Pennsylvania College Book" (ed. E.S. Breidenbaugh, 1882) with includes mounted original photographic plates. Other notable volumes are Books IX and X of William Robertson's "History of America" (1796) recounting the history of Virginia to the year 1688 and the history of New England to the year 1652; and the "Gazetteer of New York" (1860) with its beautiful engraved illustrations.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: $13.50

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Paul Svinine SOME DETAILS CONCERNING GENERAL MOREAU AND HIS LAST MOMENTS 1814 First Edition Antique Military Biography Napoleonic Wars

Lot 8024: Paul Svinine SOME DETAILS CONCERNING GENERAL MOREAU AND HIS LAST MOMENTS 1814 First Edition Antique Military Biography Napoleonic Wars

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Description: Title: Some Details Concerning General Moreau, and His Last Moments. Followed by a Short Biographical SketchAuthor: Paul SvininePublisher: E. J. Coale and Harrod and BuelCity: BaltimoreYear: 1814Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 151 pagesWidth: 4.5" Height: 7.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique string-bound volume lacks front board. Paper-covered rear board shows soiling, with stain to upper right corner, which extends to cloth spine. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages display foxing throughout.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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8V Antiquarian & Vintage EUROPEAN HISTORY Alphonse Daudet Scotch Whiskey Nazis Margaret Bourke-White Homer Dixon Surnames Sophie Gay

Lot 8025: 8V Antiquarian & Vintage EUROPEAN HISTORY Alphonse Daudet Scotch Whiskey Nazis Margaret Bourke-White Homer Dixon Surnames Sophie Gay

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Description: Book Details: European history is vividly conveyed in this group of vintage and antiquarian books, which include Margaret Bourke-White's 1946 report on the fall of the Nazis, "Dear Fatherland, Rest Quietly," which is profusely illustrated with her black & white photographs. Nineteenth century Parisian literary life is described in Alphonse Daudet's "Thirty Years of Paris" (1888); and the Venice of 1895 is depicted in words and in watercolor illustrations in "Venetian Life" by William Dean Howells. Gustav Flaubert might have drawn inspiration for Madame Bovary from "Souvenirs d'une Vieille Femme" (1834) by Madame Sophie Gay. The history of Scotch whisky is described in Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart's 1951 book, and B. Homer Dixon's privately distributed book on "Surnames" (1857) comes with its later Supplement bound in.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: $10.50

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THE LADIES' POCKET MAGAZINE 1833 Antique Literature Fashion Hand-Colored Plates Vignettes Poetry Domestic Tales Benevolent Quaker

Lot 8026: THE LADIES' POCKET MAGAZINE 1833 Antique Literature Fashion Hand-Colored Plates Vignettes Poetry Domestic Tales Benevolent Quaker

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Description: Title: The Ladies' Pocket MagazineAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: Joseph RobinsCity: LondonYear: 1833Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 288 pagesWidth: 4" Height: 6"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume lacks spine cover and both boards are detached. Text block is shaken. Blank page opposite title page has annotations in pencil. Name of previous owner is written in ink at top margin of detached title page. Initial signature is detaching. Pages exhibit light foxing. Work is illustrated with vignettes and hand-colored fashion 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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Charles Baudelaire LES PARADIS ARTIFICIELS LA FANFARLO 1927 Limited Critical Edition Of Complete Works Signed by Publisher French Literature

Lot 8027: Charles Baudelaire LES PARADIS ARTIFICIELS LA FANFARLO 1927 Limited Critical Edition Of Complete Works Signed by Publisher French Literature

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Description: Title: Les paradis artificiels. La fanfarloAuthor: Charles Baudelaire - Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, "Les Fleurs du mal" (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and St├ęphane Mallarme among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" (modernite) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience.Publisher: Louis Conard, Libraire-EditeurCity: ParisYear: 1927Printing Information: Limited EditionBinding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: 382 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 8.5"Book Details: "La Fanfarlo" was first published in January 1847. It is notable for being the only prose work that Baudelaire wrote. The novella describes a fictionalized account of the writer's love affair with a dancer, Jeanne Duval."Les Paradis Artificiels" (Artificial Paradises) was published in 1860, about the state of being under the influence of opium and hashish. Baudelaire describes the effects of the drugs and discusses the way in which they could theoretically aid mankind in reaching an "ideal" world. The text was influenced by Thomas de Quincey's "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" and "Suspiria de Profundis."Condition / Notes: This volume is one of a scarce limited edition of the complete works of Baudelaire numbered and initialed by publisher L. C. This is copy 94 of 100. This French-language edition contains a substantial critical apparatus.Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows mild external wear, with two small tears at edges of rear cover and small closed tear at top edge of front cover. Binding is sound. Partially uncut 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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7V Antiquarian AMERICAN TRAVEL & EXPLORATION Charles Lyell Capt. Frederick Marryat Lady's Letters James Winter Alaska Acadia Pacific Northwest

Lot 8028: 7V Antiquarian AMERICAN TRAVEL & EXPLORATION Charles Lyell Capt. Frederick Marryat Lady's Letters James Winter Alaska Acadia Pacific Northwest

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Description: Book Details: Some notable books populate this lot of antiquarian American travel and exploration. Foremost is "New York to Alaska," by James M. Winter, who served as chief engineer aboard a steamer in 1900. Also of interest is the pioneering geologist Sir Charles Lyell's account of his second visit to the United States, published in 1849 in two volumes. Other early reports are "The Canoe and the Saddle, Adventures Among the Northwestern Rivers and Forests," by Theodore Winthrop (1863); the 1843 letters of "An American lady" in London; an 1859 book on Acadia, and the "Second Series of a Diary in America," by Captain Frederick Marryat, the inventor of the nautical genre of fiction, and who inspired later authors such as C.S. Forester, Alexander Kent, Patrick O'Brian, and many others.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50

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Carlos Montenegro DOS BARCOS 1934 Author-Signed First Edition Antique Cuban Literature Short Story Collection

Lot 8029: Carlos Montenegro DOS BARCOS 1934 Author-Signed First Edition Antique Cuban Literature Short Story Collection

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Description: Title: Dos barcosAuthor: Carlos MontenegroPublisher: Ediciones SabadoCity: HavanaYear: 1934Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: 266 pagesWidth: 6.5" Height: 9"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this Spanish-language collection of short stories. Inscription in ink on front flyleaf reads "A John Spivate (?), (illegible) / en homenaje a su paso / por Cuba. / Carlos Montenegro / La Habana Jul. 17. 36."Antique volume is bound in decorative printed color wrappers. Book shows external wear, with tear at mid-section of front spine edge. Binding is detaching at front hinge. Text block is intact. Partially-uncut 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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Jonathan Byrd & Dromedary THE SEA & THE SKY 2004 First Edition Signed By Byrd Members Of Musical Group Dromedary & Illustrator Jan Burger

Lot 8030: Jonathan Byrd & Dromedary THE SEA & THE SKY 2004 First Edition Signed By Byrd Members Of Musical Group Dromedary & Illustrator Jan Burger

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Description: Title: The Sea & the SkyAuthor: Dromedary, Jonathan ByrdPublisher: WaterbugCity: Portland, OregonYear: 2004Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 32 pagesWidth: 5.75" Height: 5.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this illustrated song book, signed by Jonathan Byrd and the members of the musical group Dromedary, Rob McMaken, Andrew Reissiger, and illustrator Jan Burger. Signatures appear on front flyleaf.Volume is bound in laminated illustrated covers. Book is in excellent condition. This work contains full-page illustrations by Jan Burger facing on pages facing lyrics. This book has no CD.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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INSTRUCTION FOR FIELD ARTILLERY HORSE AND FOOT 1839 First Edition Antique Military Manual Mechanical Manoeuvres Plates

Lot 8031: INSTRUCTION FOR FIELD ARTILLERY HORSE AND FOOT 1839 First Edition Antique Military Manual Mechanical Manoeuvres Plates

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Description: Title: Instruction for Field Artillery, Horse and Foot. Translated from the French. And Arranged from the Service of the United StatesAuthor: uncredited authorTranslor: Robert AndersonPublisher: Robert P. DesilverCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1839Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 191 pagesWidth: 4.75" Height: 8"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with paper spine label. Book shows rubbing and light soiling to covers. Fraying can be seen at head and foot of spine. Hinges are cracked, with binding beginning to detach at rear hinge. Library bookplate appears on front pastedown. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible. Previous owner's name is written in ink on front pastedown. Pencil annotations are visible on rear pastedown. Title page is detached. Pages exhibit foxing throughout. Work is illustrated with plates.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Antique ESTATE EPHEMERA Botany Nashville Medical Indiana University 1842 English Almanac Chester Co. Property Map Nast Cartoons Engravings

Lot 8032: Antique ESTATE EPHEMERA Botany Nashville Medical Indiana University 1842 English Almanac Chester Co. Property Map Nast Cartoons Engravings

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Description: Details: This collection of antique estate ephemera includes the following: three botanical publications -- an 1860 "Catalogue of the Phaenogamous and Filicoid Plants of Newcastle County, Delaware" by Edward Tatnall; an uncut printer's signature of "A Catalogue of Trees and Shrubs," without date or author, possibly 18th century; and "The Botanical Gazette" (1880) with articles by Asa Gray.An "Historical Almanack, 1842" for Yorkshire and Lancashire counties, England.An undated map, probably 19th century, of Cheshire County, PA showing 17th century land holdings and their owners' names.An 1810 newspaper with the headline, "Bonaparte's Repudiation of Josephine."A June, 1889 copy of "The Canteen," a newspaper for Union Civil War veterans published by the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).University catalogs, course listings, and bulletins; including the 1863-4 annual report from Indiana University, and materials from the University of Nashville Western Military Institute and from the Medical College.Memorial speeches, commemorative sermons, and the texts of other orations.Two 1875 issues of "Harper's Weekly," one with a detailed, full-page anti-Catholic cartoon, the other with a caricature of Boss Tweed, both by Thomas Nast.A copy of "The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal" (1889), a magazine with articles on the archaeology of indigenous peoples in the Americas; and issues 29 and 31 of "Picturesque America;" and 18 issues of "Our Country," generously illustrated with lithographic plates of fine historical and other engravings.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These materials 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: $21.50

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6V Antiquarian FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER Quaker Magazine Civil War Era Society of Friends Pacifism Abolitionist Anti-Slavery Philadelphia

Lot 8033: 6V Antiquarian FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER Quaker Magazine Civil War Era Society of Friends Pacifism Abolitionist Anti-Slavery Philadelphia

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Description: Book Details: Six large volumes, compilations of the "Friends Intelligencer," a Philadelphia-based periodical published by and for Quakers, comprise this lot. Included are volumes 7, 16, 18, 19, 20, and 22. These cover an intermittent span of the Civil War years, from 1859 to 1866, a time which posed particular individual and group challenges for the Society of Friends.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. The four older volumes have been rebound.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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Clara Mai Howe FOR YOUR 1900 Author-Signed First Edition Poetry Collection American Literature

Lot 8034: Clara Mai Howe FOR YOUR 1900 Author-Signed First Edition Poetry Collection American Literature

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Description: Title: For YouAuthor: Clara Mai HowePublisher: Cumberland PressCity: NashvilleYear: 1900Printing Information: Signed EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 71 pagesWidth: 5.5" Height: 7.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this poetry collection. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads " For Dr. Anderson / with / wishes for a / Christmas Tide / blessed with / calm and sun- / shine. / Very cordially yours / Clara Mai Howe /.Dec. 1901."Antique volume is bound in red cloth with two-word title stamped in gilt in upper margin of front cover. Book shows soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Stamp of previous owner, Rev. W. M. Anderson, appears on front flyleaf. Later owner's name and date of 1930 can be seen in pencil at top of rear pastedown. 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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7V Decorative Antiquarian AUTHOR-SIGNED POETRY Poems All the Way From Pike Robertus Love John Masefield Archibald MacLeish Tristan & Isolt Leonard Bacon

Lot 8035: 7V Decorative Antiquarian AUTHOR-SIGNED POETRY Poems All the Way From Pike Robertus Love John Masefield Archibald MacLeish Tristan & Isolt Leonard Bacon

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Description: Book Details: All of the volumes in this collection of antiquarian poetry have been signed by their authors. These include Robertus Love, John Masefield ("Triston and Isolt"), Archibald MacLeish, Leonard Bacon, and Robert Hillyer. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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8V Vintage & Antiquarian COLLECTIBLE POETRY Signed Sitwell Masefield Markham Joaquin Miller Boer War Carmen Pro Invictis

Lot 8036: 8V Vintage & Antiquarian COLLECTIBLE POETRY Signed Sitwell Masefield Markham Joaquin Miller Boer War Carmen Pro Invictis

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Description: Book Details: Six poets have signed books in this group of collectible vintage and antiquarian poetry, including Osbert Sitwell, Joaquin Miller, Gilbert Maxwell, John Masefield, Edwin Markham, and Arthur Pound. Also included is a slim volume from Roy Fuller, and the limited edition "Carmen Pro Invictis," with selections from many poets on the occasion of the Boer War. This book has uncut pages.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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7V Vintage & Antiquarian COLLECTIBLE ESTATE LITERATURE Decorative Signed Toni Morrison Thornton Wilder Eric Gill Marquis de Sade C. Morley

Lot 8037: 7V Vintage & Antiquarian COLLECTIBLE ESTATE LITERATURE Decorative Signed Toni Morrison Thornton Wilder Eric Gill Marquis de Sade C. Morley

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Description: Book Details: A modern version, "Englished anew," by George Philip Krapp of Geoffrey Chaucer's "Troilus and Cressida," with wood engravings by Eric Gill and published by the Literary Guild in 1932, leads this group of decorative, collectible vintage and antique literature. Other titles include a signed, first trade edition of "Tar Baby," by Toni Morrison (1981); "Shandygaff," by Christopher Morley (1918); "Mon Amie Nane," by P.-J. Toulet (1930); "The Ides of March," by Thornton Wilder 91948); "Pages Curieuses," by the Marquis de Sade, in a 1943 edition from Le Bibliophiles Libertins; and"Circus Parade," by Jim Tully (1932).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: $10.50

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Lord & Thomas NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939 1936 First Edition Antique Exhibitions Color Illustrations Double-Page Aerial Photo Of New York City

Lot 8038: Lord & Thomas NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939 1936 First Edition Antique Exhibitions Color Illustrations Double-Page Aerial Photo Of New York City

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Description: Title: New York World's Fair 1939Author: Lord and Thomas (Firm)Publisher: New York World's Fair 1939 IncorporatedCity: New YorkYear: 1936Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 34 unnumbered pagesWidth: 19.25" Height: 24.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique elephant folio is bound in pebbled dark blue cloth over boards with beveled edges. Stamped gilt lettering and design in gilt with the year 1939 and outline of the Statue of Liberty can be seen on front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with faint markings to covers. Text block is beginning to detach from binding. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown and small card pocket is attached to bottom margin of rear pastedown, with call number written in black ink above it. Library annotations in ink and pencil also appears on first printed page after title page. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible. Pages display finger smudging at margins. Work contains b&w and bright color illustrations, a number of which are full page, as well as an impressive double-page aerial photograph showing most of New York City.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 LIFE OF COL. JAMES FISK & HIS ASSOCIATES / SKETCH OF GRAND DUKE ALEXIS 1872 First Edition Antique Biography Political History Boss Tweed New York

Lot 8039: THE LIFE OF COL. JAMES FISK & HIS ASSOCIATES / SKETCH OF GRAND DUKE ALEXIS 1872 First Edition Antique Biography Political History Boss Tweed New York

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Description: Title: The Life of Col. James Fisk, Jr., "The Prince of Erie." Of Miss Helen Josephine Mansfield, "the Erie Princess." Of Edward L. Stokes, the Assassin. And of Hon. Wm. M. Tweed, of New York, the Notorious Leader of the Infamous Tammany Ring. Also an Account of the Destruction of That Ring and the Defeat of Its Champions by Committee of 70. Together with a Sketch of the Grand Duke Alexis, of RussiaAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: J. W. GoodspeedCity: ChicagoYear: 1872Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 162 pages plus 2 pages of advertisementsWidth: 6.25" Height: 9.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental design to front cover. Title on front cover reads "The Life of Col. James Fisk & His Associates / Sketch of Grand Duke Alexis." Book shows external wear, with mild rubbing and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages exhibit occasional light foxing and/or smudging at margins. Work is illustrated with portrait 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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Charles Dickens OLIVER TWIST 1839 Antique Classic Novel English Literature

Lot 8040: Charles Dickens OLIVER TWIST 1839 Antique Classic Novel English Literature

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Description: Title: Oliver Twist, or, the Parish Boy's ProgressAuthor: Charles Dickens - Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize at that time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility.Publisher: Wm. H. ColyerCity: New YorkYear: 1839Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 296 pagesWidth: 4.75" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with cloth spine, with leather attachments at ends. Front board is detached. Covers show rubbing. Spine cover is heavily chipped, with loss of material. Loss is also visible at corners. Previous owner's name and date of February 1, 1839 can be seen on detached front flyleaf. Text block is intact. Pages exhibit foxing. Previous owner's signature appears in top margin of page 50.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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Alexander F. Skutch A NATURALIST IN COSTA RICA 1971 First Edition Vintage Natural History BIrds Flora Valley Of El General Photos

Lot 8041: Alexander F. Skutch A NATURALIST IN COSTA RICA 1971 First Edition Vintage Natural History BIrds Flora Valley Of El General Photos

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Description: Title: A Naturalist in Costa RicaAuthor: Alexander F. Skutch - Alexander Frank Skutch was a naturalist and writer. He published numerous scientific papers and books about birds and several books on philosophy. He is best remembered ornithologically for his pioneering work on helpers at the nest.Publisher: University of Florida PressCity: GainesvilleYear: 1971Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: x/378 pagesWidth: 6.75" Height: 9.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in patterned green-paper covered boards with black lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is firm. Volume has map endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with in-text and full-page photographs. Intact 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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12V Vintage & Antiquarian BOOKS ON BOOKS Literary History Uncle Tom's Cabin Savage Club Mark Twain Emily Dickinson Thackeray Female Poets

Lot 8042: 12V Vintage & Antiquarian BOOKS ON BOOKS Literary History Uncle Tom's Cabin Savage Club Mark Twain Emily Dickinson Thackeray Female Poets

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Description: Book Details: Titles in this collection of vintage and antiquarian books on books and literary history include the following:"The Building of Uncle Tom's Cabin," E. Bruce Kirkham, 1977, University of Tennessee Press."The Life of John Lofland, the Milford Bard," William W. Smithers, 1894, Wallace M. Leonard (limited edition)."Author Hunting by an Old Literary Sportsman," Grant Richards, 1934, Coward- McCann, Inc."With Thackeray in America," Eyre Crowe, 1893, Charles Scribner & Sons."In Memory of Whittier," John Russell Hayes, 1910, The Biddle Press."The Savage Club," Aaron Watson, with a chapter by Mark Twain, 1907, T. Fisher Unwin. "Benserade and His Ballets de Cour," Charles Silin, 1940, Johns Hopkins Press."Emily Dickinson," Josephine Pollitt, 1930, Harper & Brothers."Female Poets of America," Thomas B. Read, 1849, E.H. Butler & Co."The War Dispatches of Stephen Crane," ed. R.W. Stallman & E.R. Hagemann, 1964, New York University Press."Wright Howes: The Final Edition," ed. William E. Hartley, III, 1994. "Colvin in the Adirondacks: A Chronology and Index," Francis B. Rosevearwith Barbara McMartin, 1992, North Country Books.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: $20.50

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BARN PLANS AND OUTBUILDINGS 1897 First Edition Antique Rural Architecture Plates Plans Diary Cattle Sheep Poultry Carriages Smoke & Bird Houses

Lot 8043: BARN PLANS AND OUTBUILDINGS 1897 First Edition Antique Rural Architecture Plates Plans Diary Cattle Sheep Poultry Carriages Smoke & Bird Houses

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Description: Title: Barn Plans and OutbuildingsAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: Orange Judd CompanyCity: New YorkYear: 1897Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 235 pages plus 3 pages of publisher's catalogueWidth: 5.5" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark brown cloth over beveled boards with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine and stamped gilt and black designs depicting barn structures to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Hinges are cracked. Front flyleaf has been excised. Previous owner's name, address and date of 1898 appear on blank preliminary page. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with frontispiece and plates, as well as numerous in-text illustrations.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Antique Restored STEAMER TRUNK Round Top Reconditioned Liebrich Hillebrand & Wolf Philadelphia 1898

Lot 8044: Antique Restored STEAMER TRUNK Round Top Reconditioned Liebrich Hillebrand & Wolf Philadelphia 1898

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Description: Details: This handsome, convex-top antique trunk has been carefully restored and reconditioned. Measuring 30" x 19.5" x 16.5", it was built of pine, with the exterior sheathed in metal and banded with strips of oak. The lock, decorative studs, and end pieces are polished brass. The front latches are missing, but the original leather handles are intact. Pieces have cedar have been placed inside, giving the trunk a pleasant odor, and making it a good place to store woolens. The trunk was manufactured by Liebrich Hillebrand & Wolf of Philadelphia, and the lock shows a patent date of 1898.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. This lot will be available for pickup only.

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A. Goodrich-Freer / Marquess Of Bute THE ALLEGED HAUNTING OF B-HOUSE 1899 Antique Haunted Houses Scotland Perthshire Ballechin

Lot 8045: A. Goodrich-Freer / Marquess Of Bute THE ALLEGED HAUNTING OF B-HOUSE 1899 Antique Haunted Houses Scotland Perthshire Ballechin

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Description: Title: The Alleged Haunting of B- House including a Journal Kept during the Tenancy of Colonel Lemesurier TaylorAuthor: uncredited authorEditor: A. Goodrich-Freer, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart ButePublisher: George RedwayCity: LondonYear: 1899Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 249 pages plus 1 page of notes and 1 page of advertisementsWidth: 5.75" Height: 8"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and blind-stamped pictorial design to front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears at top margin of front flyleaf. Library stamp can be seen on rear flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with house plans at front 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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Tiberius Cavallo THE ELEMENTS OF NATURAL OR EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY 1829 Antique Science Physics Electricity Magnetism Astronomy

Lot 8046: Tiberius Cavallo THE ELEMENTS OF NATURAL OR EXPERIMENTAL PHILOSOPHY 1829 Antique Science Physics Electricity Magnetism Astronomy

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Description: Title: The Elements of Natural or Experimental PhilosophyAuthor: Tiberius Cavallo - Tiberius Cavallo (also Tiberio) was an Italian physicist and natural philosopher.He was born at Naples, where his father was a physician.In 1771 he came to England with the intention of pursuing a mercantile career, but he soon turned his attention to scientific work. He made several ingenious improvements in scientific instruments. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1779, and gave annual Bakerian Lectures from 1780 to 1792.Cavallo was often cited in the literature of his time as inventor of Cavallo's multiplier, a device he used for the amplification of small electric charges, making them observable and measurable in an electroscope. He also worked on refrigeration, and his work influenced pioneer balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard. He published on musical temperament.He died in London on 21 December 1809.He published numerous works on different branches of physics, including:"A Complete Treatise on Electricity" (1777),"Treatise on the Nature and Properties of Air and other permanently Elastic Fluids" (1781),"History and Practice of Aerostation" (1785),"Treatise on Magnetism" (1787),"Elements of Natural and Experimental Philosophy" (1803),"Theory and Practice of Medical Electricity" (1780),"Medical Properties of Factitious Air" (1798).For Rees's Cyclopaedia he contributed articles on Electricity, Machinery and Mechanics, but the topics are not known. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Towar & HoganCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1829Printing Information: Other - see descriptionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 783 pagesWidth: 5.75" Height: 9"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce stated fourth American edition, with two volumes bound as one.Antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with scuffing and rubbing to covers. Small tears are visible at head of spine. Front hinge is cracked. Age-toned pages display foxing. This work contains numerous fold-out 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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P. C. Bicknell GUIDE BOOK OF THE GRAND CANYON OF ARIZONA WITH THE ONLY CORRECT MAP IN PRINT 1902 First Edition Antique Western Americana

Lot 8047: P. C. Bicknell GUIDE BOOK OF THE GRAND CANYON OF ARIZONA WITH THE ONLY CORRECT MAP IN PRINT 1902 First Edition Antique Western Americana

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Description: Title: Guide Book of the Grand Canyon of Arizona with the Only Correct Maps in Print.: A Volume of Interesting Facts and GossipAuthor: P. C. BicknellPublisher: Press of Geo. Rice & Sons, Inc.City: Los AngelesYear: 1902Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: 96 pagesWidth: 5.25" Height: 7"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed wrappers bearing illustration on front cover. Book shows external wear, with chipping and small tears at ends of spine, light soiling to cover and mild discoloration of spine. Binding is sound. A small number of pages exhibit faint smudging and marginal markings. Work is illustrated with b&w photos and maps.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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24V Kriegstein 17TH & 18TH CENTURY SHIP MODELS FROM THE KRIEGSTEIN COLLECTION 2007 First Printing British Naval Artwork

Lot 8048: 24V Kriegstein 17TH & 18TH CENTURY SHIP MODELS FROM THE KRIEGSTEIN COLLECTION 2007 First Printing British Naval Artwork

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Description: Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein CollectionAuthor: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry KriegsteinPublisher: Pier Books/Dupont CommunicationsCity: Florence, OregonYear: 2007Printing Information: First PrintingBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 215 pagesWidth: 12.5" Height: 10.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: These new, lavishly illustrated books are still in their original shrink-wrap, and are in excellent condition. (The shrink-wrap has been removed from two books so they could be photographed.)For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $55.50

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Frank H. Taylor THE VALLEY OF SCHUYLKILL AND ITS ATTRACTIONS 1878 First Edition Antique Railroad-Sponsored Guidebook Agriculture Mining Pennsylvania

Lot 8049: Frank H. Taylor THE VALLEY OF SCHUYLKILL AND ITS ATTRACTIONS 1878 First Edition Antique Railroad-Sponsored Guidebook Agriculture Mining Pennsylvania

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Description: Title: The Valley of the Schuylkill and Its Attractions: Short Summer Tours through the Agricultural Country, Mountains and Coal Fields upon the Line of the Philadelphia and Reading R.R.Author: Frank H. TaylorPublisher: Jas. W. NagleCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1878Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: 55 pagesWidth: 7" Height: 10.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers bearing illustration on front cover depicting locomotive. Book shows significant wear, with taping visible on spine and across covers. Minor loss of material is visible along edges. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. This work contains in-text and full-page illustrations. In addition, this railroad-sponsored publication contains a number of illustrated advertisements 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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Lawrence Grant White SKETCHES AND DESIGNS BY STANFORD WHITE 1920 First Edition Antique Architecture Biography Gardens Plates

Lot 8050: Lawrence Grant White SKETCHES AND DESIGNS BY STANFORD WHITE 1920 First Edition Antique Architecture Biography Gardens Plates

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Description: Title: Sketches and Designs by Stanford White. With an Outline of His Career by His Son Lawrence Grant WhiteAuthor: Lawrence Grant WhitePublisher: The Architectural Book Publishing CompanyCity: New YorkYear: 1920Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 33 pages plus 56 platesWidth: 12.75" Height: 17.5"Book Details: This book contains sketches of sites & buildings in France and Italy, tomb designs, images of magazine covers, book bindings, picture frames, grave stone desings, memorials, as well as the interior and furnishings of the Stanford White mansion.Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in brown cloth with faded stamped gilt lettering to spine and bright gilt lettering and ornamental design stamped to front cover. Book shows external wear with tear at foot of spine and faint water markings along bottom edge of front cover. Binding is cracked at title page. Title page exhibits light foxing. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece plate reproducing sketch of Laon Cathedral, textual illustrations, including photograph of Stanford White on first page of text, as well as 56 plates. Occasional spotting and/or smudging can be seen on versos of plates. Very occasional smudging also appears on plate margins.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50

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