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Auction Description for Stephenson's Auction: Books & Sports Auction
Viewing Notes:
Inspection: Thursday, February 27th 3PM-6PM, and Friday, February 28th 10AM-11AM

Books & Sports Auction

by Stephenson's Auction


211 lots with images

February 28, 2014

Live Auction

1005 Industrial Blvd

Southampton, PA, 18966 USA

Phone: (215) 322-6182

Fax: (215) 364-0883

Email: Info@StephensonsAuction.com

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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

Lot 601: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

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Description: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, published by Charles L. Webster & Company, two volume set, illustrated maps, green cloth boards, ca. 1885/1886

Condition Report: Few scuffs and bumps

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The Shipwreck A Poem

Lot 602: The Shipwreck A Poem

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Description: The Shipwreck A Poem by William Falconer, published by James Ballantyne & Co., Edinborgh, gilt leather hardcover, ca. 1811

Condition Report: Some splitting to the binding, scuffing

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The Southern Rebellion

Lot 603: The Southern Rebellion

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Description: The Southern Rebellion by William A Crafts, published by Samuel Walker and Company, Boston, two volumes, illustrated, half bound leather, ca. 1872

Condition Report: Some scuffs and bumps to corners

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The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society

Lot 604: The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society

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Description: The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society printed by Charles Whittingham, published by John Sharpe, Piccadilly, London, two volumes, hard bound half leather with marbelized boards, ca. 1830/1831

Condition Report: Some scuffs and bumps to corners, foxing

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Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education

Lot 605: Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education

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Description: Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education by Hannah More, published by Joseph Bumstead, Boston, leather bound hard cover, Third American Edition, ca. 1802

Condition Report: Some scuffs and bumps to corners, foxing

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Key to the First Eight Books of the Adventures of Telemachus The Son of Ulysses

Lot 606: Key to the First Eight Books of the Adventures of Telemachus The Son of Ulysses

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Description: Key to the First Eight Books of the Adventures of Telemachus The Son of Ulysses by A. Bocmar, published by P.M. Lafourcade, 1/4 leather bound with marbelized boards, ca. 1828

Condition Report: Some scuffs and bumps to corners, foxing

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The Entire Works of Dr. Thomas Sydenham

Lot 607: The Entire Works of Dr. Thomas Sydenham

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Description: The Entire Works of Dr. Thomas Sydenham, by John Swan, MD., published in London, leather bound, Third Edition, ca. 1753

Condition Report: Some scuffs and bumps to corners, foxing

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Hand = Buch

Lot 608: Hand = Buch

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Description: Hand = Buch by Johann Friedrich Stark, published by Berlag von J. Rohler, Philadelphia, leather bound with brass clasps, ca. 1857

Condition Report: Some scuffs and bumps to corners, foxing

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Grouping of 18th & 19th C. half and full leather bound books

Lot 609: Grouping of 18th & 19th C. half and full leather bound books

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Description: Grouping of 18th & 19th C. half and full leather bound books, including The British Poets volumes II, VIII, L, and LIX, ca. 1822, L'Ecole Du Monde Ou Instructions (In French) ca. 1762, and Ekkehard (In German) ca. 1894

Condition Report: All as is, poor condition

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Two vol. set A Bibliography of Printing

Lot 610: Two vol. set A Bibliography of Printing

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Description: Two vol. set A Bibliography of Printing, published by Bernam Quaritch, London, illustrated, compiled by E.C. Bigmore and C.W.H. Wyman, with slipcase, bookplate of M.C. Gaines, ca. 1934

Condition Report: Good condition

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The Confessions of JJ Rousseau

Lot 611: The Confessions of JJ Rousseau

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Description: The Confessions of JJ Rousseau, published by The Nonesuch Press, two volumes, leather bound, ca. 1938, number 284 of 800, bookplate of M.C. Gaines

Condition Report: Damp stained to covers, some scuffs and bumps

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Works by Author Alexandre Dumas

Lot 612: Works by Author Alexandre Dumas

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Description: Works by author Alexandre Dumas, published by University Press, Brown, Little & Co., thirty-seven volumes, illustrated, 1/2 bound leather with marbelized boards, ca. 1890, Limited Edition of 150, No. 125, bookplate of M.C. Gaines

Condition Report: Scuffing and corners bumped

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Books by John Fox, Jr.

Lot 613: Books by John Fox, Jr.

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Description: Books by John Fox, Jr., published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, nine volumes, rebound 1/2 bound with marbelized boards, original cloth boards tipped in back of book, late 19th to early 20th C., book plates of M.C. Gaines

Condition Report: Scuffing and corners bumped

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Lot of seven Heritage Press leather bound books

Lot 614: Lot of seven Heritage Press leather bound books

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Description: Lot of seven Heritage Press leather bound books, published by Franklin Library, illustrated, late 20th C., including Ulysses, Wuthering Heights, Stories by Thomas Mann, The Flowers of Evil, Pere Goriot, The Republic and Candide

Condition Report: Good condition

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The Life of George Washington

Lot 615: The Life of George Washington

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Description: The Life of George Washington by Washington Irving, published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press, five volumes, illustrated, 1/2 leather bound with red cloth boards, gilt and ribbed spines, ca. 1889, Centennial Edition, No. 284 of 300 copies, book plates of M.C. Gaines

Condition Report: Corners slightly bumped

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Five 3/4 gilt leather bound books

Lot 616: Five 3/4 gilt leather bound books

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Description: Five 3/4 gilt leather bound books, illustrated, ribbed spines, late 19th and early 20th C., including Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, ca. 1881, published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris, ca. 1893, published by D. Appleton and Company, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, ca. 1941, published by The MacMillan Company, Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott, ca. 1946, published by Little, Brown and Company, and Little Men and Jo's Boys by Louisa M. Alcott, ca. 1946, published by Little, Brown and Company

Condition Report: Good to very good condition

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Green Mansions

Lot 617: Green Mansions

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Description: Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson, published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, illustrated, gilt leather, ca. 1943, drawings by Horacio Butler

Condition Report: Fair to good condition

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Two vol. set of The Fables of Jean De La Fontaine

Lot 618: Two vol. set of The Fables of Jean De La Fontaine

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Description: Two volume set of The Fables of Jean De La Fontaine in slipcase, illustrated, hard cloth boards, ca. 1930, New York, The Limited Editions Club, T.E.G., with title page and decorations engraved on copper by Rudolph Ruzicka

Condition Report: Books are in good condition, slipcase tattered

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Diary of My Days on Safari

Lot 619: Diary of My Days on Safari

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Description: Diary of My Days on Safari by Jules Berman, soft cover, ca. 1968, a typed account of Jule's Berman's day's on safari from Monday, Sept. 2, 1968, to Sept. 21, 1968

Condition Report: Very good condition

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The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Lot 620: The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe

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Description: The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe, published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London The Knickerbocker Press, ten volumes, ca. 1902, edited, with a critical introduction by Charles F. Richardson, The Connoisseur's Arnheim Edition Limited to two hundred signed and numbered set, of which this is number 168, Ex Libris book plate of M.C. Gaines, blue 3/4 leather bound, gilt spines, TEG

Condition Report: Very good condition, some corners slightly bumped, spines are sunned

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The History of Western Civilization

Lot 621: The History of Western Civilization

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Description: The History of Western Civilization by Harry Elmer Barnes, PH.D., published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, two volumes, 3/4 red leather and cloth boards, gilt ribbed spine, ca. 1935, Ex Libris book plate of M.C. Gaines in each volume

Condition Report: Very good condition, corners slightly bumped, slight wear to cloth board on volume 2, and chip at head of spine

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The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918

Lot 622: The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918

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Description: The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918, published by Oxford University Press, one volume, 3/4 bound gilt, blue leather and cloth boards, ca. 1940, gilt ribbed spine, t.e.g., 1171 pages, Ex Libris book plate of M.C. Gaines

Condition Report: Corners slightly bumped, spine sunned from blue to green

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The Poetic and Dramatic Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Lot 623: The Poetic and Dramatic Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Description: The Poetic and Dramatic Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson, published by The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., one volume, 3/4 leather bound and cloth boards, gilt ribbed spine, ca. 1898, Ex Libris book plate of M.C. Gaines

Condition Report: Head and tail of spine scuffed, leather sunned, corners slightly bumped

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Edison His Life and Inventions

Lot 624: Edison His Life and Inventions

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Description: Edison His Life and Inventions, by Dyer, Martin & Meadowcroft, published by Harper & Brothers, two volumes, 3/4 red leather bound and cloth boards, ca. 1929, gilt ribbed spines, photographs

Condition Report: Corners slightly bumped, boards are sunned

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Three gilt leather bound books

Lot 625: Three gilt leather bound books

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Description: Three gilt leather bound books, Cyrano De Bergerac, published by Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, ca. 1941, Limited Edition of Eighteen hundred and fifty copies, printed on Arak paper, Ex Libris book plate, T.E.G., Saint Francis of Assisi, Limited Edition of eighteen hundred and fifty copies, Ex Libris bookplate, T.E.G., and Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, illustrated by Willy Pogany, A.E.G.

Condition Report: Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam has detached front board

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Four 3/4 leather bound books

Lot 626: Four 3/4 leather bound books

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Description: Four 3/4 leather bound books, The Sea and the Jungle, with woodcuts, by Claire Leighton, ca. 1930 Duckworth, London, T.E.G., Seasoned Timber, published by Harcourt, Brace & Company, illustrated by Paul Honore, ca. 1939, ribbed spine, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, ca. 1922 The Windermere Series, illustrated by Milo Winter, and Outline of History 1921, Third Edition, The MacMillan Company, illustrated by J.F. Horrabin, ribbed spine, all have Ex Libris bookplates and T.E.G

Condition Report: All with corners bumped, two are scuffed

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Ulysses S. Grant

Lot 627: Ulysses S. Grant

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Description: Ulysses S. Grant by Louis A. Coolidge, published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Riverside Press ca. 1922, three volumes, illustrated, gilt leather, Centenary Edition, ribbed spine, text block tight, Ex Libris bookplates, T.E.G

Condition Report: Spines scuffed and chipping, missing title and author on spines of volume 1 & 2

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The Works of J. Fenimore Cooper

Lot 628: The Works of J. Fenimore Cooper

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Description: The Works of J. Fenimore Cooper, published by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia, five volumes, illustrated, 3/4 gilt leather bound, The Deerslayer, The Pathfinder, The Pioneers, pages 487-508 ripped, The Last of the Mohicans, and The Prairie, T.E.G

Condition Report: Slight scuffing and bumping

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Whittier's Poetical Works in seven volumes

Lot 629: Whittier's Poetical Works in seven volumes

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Description: Whittier's Poetical Works in seven volumes, published by Houghton, Mifflin and Company Riverside Press, 3/4 bound gilt leather and marbleized boards, ca. 1900, ribbed spines, T.E.G.

Condition Report: Scuffed and bumped, lower half of volume four was wet

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Irving's Work

Lot 630: Irving's Work

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Description: Irving's Work by Washington Irving, published by G.P. Putnam's Sons New York & London, Knickerbocker Edition, forty-one volumes, 3/4 gilt leather bound, ca. 1895

Condition Report: Fair condition

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Waverly Novels

Lot 631: Waverly Novels

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Description: Waverly Novels, published by McMillan and Co., Limited London, twenty-four volumes, illustrated, 3/4 gilt leather bound, ca. 1922, ribbed spines

Condition Report: Slight chipping on some spines, corners bumped

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Seventeen volume set

Lot 632: Seventeen volume set

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Description: Seventeen volume set of The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night and The Supplemental Nights, printed by The Burton Club for Private Subscribers Only, illustrated, hard cover cloth binding, limited to one thousand copies of which this is number 636, T.E.G

Condition Report: Books are sunned

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Six volumes of Longfellow's Writings

Lot 633: Six volumes of Longfellow's Writings

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Description: Six volumes of Longfellow's Writings, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Riverside Press, six volumes, 3/4 gilt leather bound, ca. 1886, volumes 3,5,6,7,8, and 11, ribbed spines, limited edition of 500 copies of which this is number 126

Condition Report: Good condition with some scuffing

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Lot 634: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Description: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, published by The Modern Library, New York, Random House Inc., two volumes, 3/4 gilt leather bound, T.E.G., ribbed spine

Condition Report: Near fine condition

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The Works of Jack London

Lot 635: The Works of Jack London

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Description: The Works of Jack London, published by The Review of Reviews Company, New York, twelve volumes, 3/4 gilt leather bound, ca. 1915, ribbed spine, Ex Libris bookplate, including The Call of the Wild, John Barleycorn, etc..

Condition Report: Slight pencil markings in some, near fine conditions

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Two 2-volume sets

Lot 636: Two 2-volume sets

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Description: Two 2-volume sets, The Red and the Black by De Stendhal, published by Boni & Liveright, 3/4 gilt leather bound, ca. 1926, and Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace, published by Harper Brothers, photographs, 3/4 gilt leather bound, ca. 1892, both sets with ribbed spine, T.E.G., Ex Libris bookplate

Condition Report: Near fine condition

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Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Lot 637: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

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Description: Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 3/4 gilt leather bound, ca. 1920, Ex Libris bookplate

Condition Report: Near fine condition

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Three gilt leather bound books

Lot 638: Three gilt leather bound books

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Description: Three gilt leather bound books, Love Poems From the Portuguese of Luis De Camoens by Lord Viscount Strangford, ca. 1886, limited edition of 100 copies of which this is number 65, privately printed, Poems By William Earnest Henley, ca. 1901, published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas, ca. 1943, published by Houghton Mifflin Company The Riverside Press, all gilt leather bound, ribbed spines, Ex Libris bookplates

Condition Report: Very good

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Set of eleven novels by Stephen Crane

Lot 639: Set of eleven novels by Stephen Crane

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Description: Set of eleven novels of Stephen Crane, published by D. Appleton and Company, 3/4 gilt leather bound, dated 1886 through 1903, including The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie, The Little Regiment, The Third Violet, The Monster, Active Service, Wounds in the Rain, Whilomville Stories, Great Battles of the World, The Gruddy, and George's Mother, all have Ex Libris bookplate, T.E.G.

Condition Report: Good condition with slight scuffing and bumping

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The Writings of Thomas Paine

Lot 640: The Writings of Thomas Paine

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Description: The Writings of Thomas Paine, published by Vincent Parke and Company, ten volumes, 3/4 leather bound, Special De Grande Luxe Republic Edition of the Centenary Issue, ribbed spines, T.E.G., Ex Libris bookplates

Condition Report: Poor to fair condition, scuffing, bumping, some boards split and chipping

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The Writings of George Eliot in Twenty-five Volumes

Lot 641: The Writings of George Eliot in Twenty-five Volumes

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Description: The Writings of George Eliot in Twenty-five Volumes, published by Houghton Mifflin Company Riverside Press, Cambridge, 3/4 leather bound, ca. 1909, Warwickshire Edition, ribbed spines, T.E.G., Ex Libris bookplates

Condition Report: Good condition, some scuffing on foredge and bumped corners

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Four gilt leather bound books, 20th C.

Lot 642: Four gilt leather bound books, 20th C.

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Description: Four gilt leather bound books, 20th C., four volumes, illustrated, ribbed spines, including The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, The Heritage Press, New York, ca. 1942, Westward Ho by Charles Kingsley, published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., ca. 1933, Two Years Before the Mast by R.H. Dana, Jr., published by The Heritage Press, ca. 1941, and Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett, published by Little, Brown and Company, ca. 1943

Condition Report: Very good condition

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Utopia by Sir Thomas More

Lot 643: Utopia by Sir Thomas More

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Description: Utopia by Sir Thomas More, published by New York The Limited Editions Club, Inc., hardcover, ca. 1935, limited edition of 1500 copies of which this is number 586, done at the Rudge Press under the supervision of Bruce Rogers, signed by Bruce Rogers, T.E.G., slipcase, Ex Libris bookplate

Condition Report: Very good condition

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Five 3/4 gilt leather bound books

Lot 644: Five 3/4 gilt leather bound books

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Description: Five 3/4 gilt leather bound books, ribbed spines, 20th C., including Chantecler Play in Four Acts by Edmond Rostand, published by Duffield and Company, ca. 1910, New England Summer Indian Summer by Van Wyck Brooks, published by E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc., ca. 1940, The Mediterranean by Emil Ludwig, published by Whittlesey House McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., ca. 1942, Lincoln, the Man with the Hoe Etc. by Edwin Markham, published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., ca. 1935, and Lalla Rookh by Thomas Moore, published by Frederick Worne & Co., ca. 1901 Colonial Press, all have T.E.G., Ex Libris bookplates

Condition Report: Good condition, spines sunned

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Eight 3/4 gilt leather bound books, 20th C.

Lot 645: Eight 3/4 gilt leather bound books, 20th C.

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Description: Eight 3/4 gilt leather bound books, early to mid 20th C., ribbed spines, including Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin, published by The Royal Library Belles Lettres Series Arthur L. Humphreys, ca. 1910, Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett, illustrated by Reginald Birch, published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, ca. 1946, A Novelist's Tour of the World by Vicente Blasco Ibanez, published by Thornton Butlerworth Limited, London, ca. 1927, Poem of Heinrich Heine, translated by Louis Untermeyer, published by Henry Holt and Company, ca. 1917, The Age of Jackson by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, ca. 1946, The Awkward Age by Henry James, New York, published by Charles Scribner's Sons, ca. 1922, Prose- Poems and Selections from the Writings and Sayings of Robert G. Ingersoll, New York, published by C.P. Farrell, ca. 1907, and Catherine De Medici and the Lost Revolution, New York, published by The Viking Press Publishers, ca. 1937, all with Ex Libris bookplate of M.C. Gaines, T.E.G.

Condition Report: Good condition

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Four gilt leather bound books, 20th C.

Lot 646: Four gilt leather bound books, 20th C.

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Description: Four gilt leather bound books, 20th C., ribbed spines, including The Poems of Matthew Arnold, published by Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, T.E.G., ca. 1940, The Poems of Francis Thompson, published by Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, T.E.G., ca. 1941, Collected Poems of Robert Frost, published by Halcyon House, T.E.G., ca. 1942, and Rudyard Kipling's Verse, Definitive Edition, published by Doubleday, Duran and Co., Inc., A.E.G., ca. 1940, Ex Libris bookplate of M.C. Gaines in all

Condition Report: Fair to good condition

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Seven 3/4 gilt leather bound books

Lot 647: Seven 3/4 gilt leather bound books

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Description: Seven 3/4 gilt leather bound books, ribbed spines, T.E.G., late 19th to mid 20th C., including Decisive Battles of the World by Edward Shepherd Creasy, published by The Colonial Press, ca. 1899, The Wreck of the Grosvenor by W. Clark Russell, illustrated by Mead. published by Shaeffer Dodd, Mead and Company, The Rise of the House of Rothschild by Count Egon Caesar Corti, published by Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, ca. 1928, A History of Western Philosophy, Second Printing, published by Simon and Schuster, New York, ca. 1945, The Wisdom of ISRAEL An Anthology by Lewis Browne, Second Printing, published by Random House, New York, ca. 1945, Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries by Sir John Froissart, Vol. I, published by The Colonial Press, New York, ca. 1901, and Origins of the American Revolution by John C. Miller, An Atlantic Monthly Press Book, published by Little, Brown and Company, Boston, ca. 1943, all with Ex Libris bookplate of M.C. Gaines

Condition Report: Good to very good condition

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The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha

Lot 648: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha

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Description: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, published by Smith, Elder & Co., London, volumes 1 & 3 of a four volume set, illustrated, gilt leather bound, ca. 1885

Condition Report: Fair condition, text blocks very good, boards bumped and scuffed, title on spine of volume three detached

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Seven 3/4 gilt leather bound books on Poetry

Lot 649: Seven 3/4 gilt leather bound books on Poetry

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Description: Seven 3/4 gilt leather bound books on Poetry, late 19th to mid 20th C., including The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, published by De Wolfe, Fiske & Co., Boston, ca. 1884, The Poems of Emily Dickinson, published by Little, Brown and Company, ca. 1942, Poems of Sidney Lanier, published by Charles Scribner's Sons, ca. 1943, The Poetical Works of Wordsworth, published by Oxford University Press, Humphrey Milford, ca. 1939, Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant, published by D. Appleton-Century Company, ca. 1943, Coleridge Select Poetry & Prose, published by The Nonesuch Press, Random House Inc., ca. 1943, and Poems by John Masefield, published by The MacMillan Company, ca. 1941, all with Ex Libris bookplate of M.C. Gaines

Condition Report: Very good condition

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The Ex Libris bookplate of M.C. Gaines

Lot 650: The Ex Libris bookplate of M.C. Gaines

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Description: The Ex Libris bookplate of M.C. Gaines, M.C. Gaines is considered the father of modern comic books, he is responsible for recommending Superman to DC Comics

Condition Report: Good condition

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