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Auction Description for National Book Auctions: Books and Ephemera - Lennep, Autographs, Nautical, Antiques
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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.
Sale Notes:
This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera and antiques. Featured is a fine scholarly estate library along with estate items from celebrated 19th century historian and traveler, Henry J. Van Lennep, and important early printings by and about Benjamin Franklin. Also, a large quantity of new and antique nautical titles focused on seafaring history and ship modeling. Many of the books bear signatures by prominent authors and figures such as astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and we will also offer a collection of 56 original letters by Upton Sinclair.

Antique books include numerous rare and important titles. Several lots include works written and/or published by Benjamin Franklin, including the 1745 Franklin printing of "The Confession of Faith," the 6-volume "Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin," published during 1809-1818, the 1787 "Bibliotheque Physico-Economique, Instructive et Amusante,"and "Works of the Late Doctor Benjamin Franklin" published in two volumes in 1794. We are also pleased to offer books and ephemera from the estate of Henry J. Van Lennep including what is believed to have been his personal copy of his rare and desirable landmark folio, "The Oriental Album," first published in 1862. Other antique highlights include the 1833 "History of the United States" by Noah Webster, a 1721 first edition of "The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer," and a 1901 first edition of Booker T. Washington's "Up from Slavery," with the author's signature. Other genres of collectible books include travel & exploration, Egyptology, art history, children's, bibliographic, occult, and many others.

Other lots include pleasing groups of ephemera and antiques. Ephemera lots offer a large collection of first day covers along with select groupings of antique correspondence, photographs, art and various other genres. Highlights among the art are two original 1901 Remington prints in period frames. Collectible antique items include pottery, a large collection of bells including sleigh bells, antique horse tack items with leather and brass fittings including bridle rosettes, and a pair of rare postal service cancel stamps with interchangeable date and time blocks. Additionally offered are antique Native American wool blankets and early Eastern carpets from the Van Lennep family estate. A host of other antique collectible items will also be offered.

Books and Ephemera - Lennep, Autographs, Nautical, Antiques

by National Book Auctions

Platinum House

490 lots with images

November 18, 2012

Live Auction

1429 Danby Rd

Ithaca, NY, 14850-6071 USA

Phone: 877-266-5070

Fax: 607-256-4400

Email: mail@nationalbookauctions.com

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7V Bowen Sea History Lubbock Windjammers English Seamen DECORATIVE ANTIQUE NAUTICAL HISTORY English Merchant Marine Mailing Ship McKay

Lot 1051: 7V Bowen Sea History Lubbock Windjammers English Seamen DECORATIVE ANTIQUE NAUTICAL HISTORY English Merchant Marine Mailing Ship McKay

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of decoratively bound antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume first edition of "The Last of the Windjammers" (Charles E. Lauriat Company, 1927) by Basil Lubbock, and a first edition of "Some Famous Sailing Ships and Their Builder Donald McKay" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1928) by Richard C. McKay. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $16.50

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5V Corbett Fighting Instructions Oppenheim ANTIQUE BRITISH NAVY Bushell Eight Bells Royal Mail Lines Nicolas History Royal Navy To French Revolution

Lot 1052: 5V Corbett Fighting Instructions Oppenheim ANTIQUE BRITISH NAVY Bushell Eight Bells Royal Mail Lines Nicolas History Royal Navy To French Revolution

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of the British navy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas' "A History of the Royal Navy from the Earliest Times to the Wars of the French Revolution" (Richard Bentley, 1847) in two volumes, and "Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816" (Navy Records Society, 1905), edited by Julian S. Corbett. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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Antique FIREPLACE FURNISHINGS Arts & Crafts Hammered Copper Brass Andirons Bucket

Lot 1053: Antique FIREPLACE FURNISHINGS Arts & Crafts Hammered Copper Brass Andirons Bucket

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Description: Details: This lot of antique metalwork for the fireplace consists of three items. First is a hammered copper log holder or carrier, hand-made in the Arts & Crafts era at the beginning of the 20th century. This is sometimes also known as Mission style. The log holder is 16" long, 15" wide, and with its handle, 16" high. With it comes a traditionally shaped brass ash bucket. Made in England with a swiveling handle and riveted construction, its age is unknown. It about 11" in diameter and 13" high. Last is a pair of antique brass andirons. They are 17-1/2" high and 16" long, and their age is also unknown.Condition / Notes: These pieces are all in generally good, albeit dirty, condition. Please note that the log carrier has a small hole in the bottom (see photo). For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $33.50

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Miss H. G. Brittan THOMAS TOOMEY: THE HISTORY OF AN IRISH BOY c1890 Missionary Narrative Africa Frontispiece & Plate

Lot 1054: Miss H. G. Brittan THOMAS TOOMEY: THE HISTORY OF AN IRISH BOY c1890 Missionary Narrative Africa Frontispiece & Plate

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Description: Title: Thomas Toomey: The History of an Irish BoyAuthor: Miss. H. G. BrittanPublisher: Thomas WhittakerCity: New YorkYear: circa 1890Binding Style: Other - see descriptionPagination: 43 pagesWidth: 4" Height: 6"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Booklet shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece and plate. 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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Victorian FAMILY BIBLE Henry J. Van Lennep 1857 Genealogy Emily Ann Bird Missionary

Lot 1055: Victorian FAMILY BIBLE Henry J. Van Lennep 1857 Genealogy Emily Ann Bird Missionary

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Description: Title: the BibleAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: American Bible SocietyCity: New YorkYear: 1857Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 1588Width: 8" Height: 11"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This fine but relatively plain volume was the family Bible of the missionaries Henry J. Van Lennep and his third wife, Emily Ann Bird. Their marriage and the births and deaths of their children are recorded in it. It contains six bookmarks (in addition to the bound-in one): a cruciform celluloid one with German writing, and five silk ribbon bookmarks, four with die-cut decorations and embroidered embellishments, and the fifth printed with a memorial portrait of President Lincoln.This Bible is in very good condition, with the usual wear around the edges, but the binding and spine are firm.Henry J. Van Lennep (1815-1889) was a noted nineteenth century minister, missionary, writer, illustrator, and educator. Born in Smyrna, Van Lennep was educated in the U.S. but returned to Turkey upon ordination, where he served as missionary for 29 years. During this time, he traveled extensively throughout western Asia and Egypt, aided by his proficiency in many languages. A skillful artist, he wrote and illustrated several books based on his travels. Published during a time when public curiosity about "the Orient" was high, these books were very popular, showing the scenery, people, and customs of Asia Minor, and discussing these elements with Biblical and archaeological references. He also illustrated scientific texts with the noted geologist and President of Amherst College, Edward Hitchcock. After losing his sight in 1869, he returned to the U.S., where he spent the last twenty years of his life teaching natural sciences and languages at Ingham University, a women's college in Le Roy, New York, and later serving as co-principal at the Sedgwick Institute in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his son, Edward. The provenance of this material can be traced directly back to Henry Van Lennep through four generations of his descendants. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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Antique HORSE BRASSES & TACK Straps Sallong 19th Century Cast Brass Bell

Lot 1056: Antique HORSE BRASSES & TACK Straps Sallong 19th Century Cast Brass Bell

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Description: Details: This collection of antique leather horse brasses, harness and bridle components, and miscellaneous tack features some innovative designs and quality workmanship in brass casting. Six individual pieces are present: an unattached, bell-shaped horse brass; a large, 6" x 8" leather-backed farrier's emblem adorned with tools of the horseshoer's trade; a red leather strap with decorative buttons culminating in a rampant lion brass; a wide leather strap with three brasses; a sallong with four brasses; and a well-made, heavy cast bell with a beautifully clear, loud tone. The large, round brasses are about 3.5" in diameter, and the bell is 4.5" tall. The These items appear to date from the latter part of the 19th century.To inspect and acquire more information about this lot, please attend our preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: With the exception of a small piece broken off the left leg of the horseshoe on the farrier's emblem (see photo), the brasswork is all in very good condition. The leather is dry, but intact.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $14.50

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6V Old Ships Salem Massachusetts NEW ENGLAND NAUTICAL HISTORY Robinson Sailing Ships Mallorys Of Mystic Mooncussers Of Cape Cod

Lot 1057: 6V Old Ships Salem Massachusetts NEW ENGLAND NAUTICAL HISTORY Robinson Sailing Ships Mallorys Of Mystic Mooncussers Of Cape Cod

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on New England nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Old-Time Ships of Salem" (Essex Institute, 1922) and "The Sailing Ships of New England, 1607-1907" (J. William Eckenrode, 1953) by John Robinson and George Francis Dow. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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Naval HISTORY & ANTHROPOLOGY Borneo Middle East Islam Judaism Himalayas Atlantis

Lot 1058: Naval HISTORY & ANTHROPOLOGY Borneo Middle East Islam Judaism Himalayas Atlantis

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Description: Book Details: This large reference lot covers much anthropology and history, with sub-topics including exploration; the Middle East, Judaism, and Islam; naval history, politicians (e.g., Roscoe Conkling, Charles Sumner) railways, and a handful of books on the tantalizing myth of Atlantis.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $56.50

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5V Norie Navigation Maury Physical Geography Of Sea ANTIQUE NAUTICAL REFERENCE Street The Navigator Lever Sheet Anchor Seamanship

Lot 1059: 5V Norie Navigation Maury Physical Geography Of Sea ANTIQUE NAUTICAL REFERENCE Street The Navigator Lever Sheet Anchor Seamanship

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique nautical reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited facsimile edition of Darcy Lever's 1819 "The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor; or, a Key to the Leading of Rigging, and to Practical Seamanship" (Charles E. Lauriat Company, 1938), M. F. Maury's "The Physical Geography of the Sea" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1858), with numerous fold-out plates at rear of volume, and J. W. Norie's "A Complete Epitome of Practical Navigation, Containing All Necessary Instruction for Keeping a Ship's Reckoning at Sea" (Charles Wilson, 1864). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50

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1980s FIRST DAY COVERS Aviation Railway FDCs Philatelic Envelopes Postal Space Flight

Lot 1060: 1980s FIRST DAY COVERS Aviation Railway FDCs Philatelic Envelopes Postal Space Flight

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Description: Details: This lot of first day covers has some unusual items in it. A major theme of this lot is aviation, with many covers celebrating air mail, pilots, airplanes, balloons, zeppelins, or space flight. A complete set of 20 jumbo, stamped postcards from the 1998 "Classic American Aircraft" set is also included. Most are from the 1980s, but there are a number of interesting older envelopes as well, dating from the 1930s, 1940s, or 1950s; and a few foreign ones from Austria, Vatican City, and Belgium. Two FDCs mark the 1977 end of the Railway Post Office which ran between New York City and Washington, D.C. All told, there are about 350 FDCs in this lot.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These covers are in very good to excellent condition. A few are preserved in individual plastic sleeves.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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6V Poole Periodical Literature Victor Hugo Davis Library ANTIQUE LITERARY HISTORY & BOOKS-ON-BOOKS Reed Lectures Browning Hawthorne Ticknor

Lot 1061: 6V Poole Periodical Literature Victor Hugo Davis Library ANTIQUE LITERARY HISTORY & BOOKS-ON-BOOKS Reed Lectures Browning Hawthorne Ticknor

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books-on-books and books on literary historyshown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Catalogue of the Private Library of Mr. George S. Davis" (Uncredited, 1890, binding detaching) and "An Index to Periodical Literature" (Charles B. Norton, 1853) by Wm. Fred. Poole. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50

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6V Legislature Manual 1871 Hudson Stories ANTIQUE NEW YORK STATE HISTORY Millard Fillmore Louisburg Journals Roscoe Conkling Horatio Seymour

Lot 1062: 6V Legislature Manual 1871 Hudson Stories ANTIQUE NEW YORK STATE HISTORY Millard Fillmore Louisburg Journals Roscoe Conkling Horatio Seymour

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of the state of New York shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Stewart Mitchell's "Horatio Seymour of New York" (Harvard U. P., 1938) and "Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York 1871 (Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers, 1871), with intact fold-out frontispiece map( with small closed tear). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with the books in the shelf lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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9V Noah's Nightmare Yankee Ships Tom Sawyer Grows Up ANTIQUE CHILDREN'S BOOKS Treasure Island Ellis Daughter Chieftain Pony Rider Boys

Lot 1063: 9V Noah's Nightmare Yankee Ships Tom Sawyer Grows Up ANTIQUE CHILDREN'S BOOKS Treasure Island Ellis Daughter Chieftain Pony Rider Boys

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Edward S. Ellis "The Daughter of the Chieftain: The Story of an Indian Girl" (M. A. Donahue & Company, n.d.), "The China Aster or Youth's Book of Varieties. Volume IV" (S. H. Colesworthy, 1847), and Bob McNagny's "Noah's Nightmare" (The Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, 1926, with front board separated from shaken text block). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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Antique ORIENTAL RUG Hand Woven Knotted Tribal 4'x7' Wool Natural Dyes Red Blue Brown Gold

Lot 1064: Antique ORIENTAL RUG Hand Woven Knotted Tribal 4'x7' Wool Natural Dyes Red Blue Brown Gold

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Description: Details: Hand-knotted primarily in soft red, blue, and gold on a dark brown ground, the natural vegetable dyes used to color this antique oriental rug have aged beautifully, tempering the effect of its lively geometric pattern. The rug measures 45" x 86" or roughly, about 4' x 7'.This rug is part of the Van Lennep family estate, and may have accompanied the family on their return from Turkey in 1869.Henry J. Van Lennep (1815-1889) was a noted nineteenth century minister, missionary, writer, illustrator, and educator. Born in Smyrna, Van Lennep was educated in the U.S. but returned to Turkey upon ordination, where he served as missionary for 29 years. During this time, he traveled extensively throughout western Asia and Egypt, aided by his proficiency in many languages. A skillful artist, he wrote and illustrated several books based on his travels. Published during a time when public curiosity about "the Orient" was high, these books were very popular, showing the scenery, people, and customs of Asia Minor, and discussing these elements with Biblical and archaeological references. He also illustrated scientific texts with the noted geologist and President of Amherst College, Edward Hitchcock. After losing his sight in 1869, he returned to the U.S., where he spent the last twenty years of his life teaching natural sciences and languages at Ingham University, a women's college in Le Roy, New York, and later serving as co-principal at the Sedgwick Institute in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his son, Edward. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: This rug is in generally good condition for its age. Please note that it is not perfectly rectangular, and that the larger end is missing a piece and its fringe. There are some threadbare spots along the sides. These conditions are often found in rugs of this age.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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Maria Ward QUINNAN BLAND MORMONERNA 1857 Female Life Among Mormons Utah Swedish Translation Plates

Lot 1065: Maria Ward QUINNAN BLAND MORMONERNA 1857 Female Life Among Mormons Utah Swedish Translation Plates

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Description: Title: Qvinnan bland mormonerna. En fran Utah flyktad Mormon-Hustrus anteckningar om denna sekts sociala, administrativa och religiosa forhallandenAuthor: Maria WardTranslor: G. G. OldenurgPublisher: Expeditionen af Konversations-Lexikon hos Schuck & JosephsonCity: StockholmYear: 1857Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 384 pagesWidth: 5.25" Height: 7.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with leather tips to outside corners of boards. Spine displays gilt lettering and ruling. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and soiling to covers and minor loss at edges. Front hinge is cracked. Light soiling is visible on rear endpaper. Faint water marking appears along top edge of preliminary pages and initial pages of text. Scattered light foxing can be seen on pages. Pages 371 to 374 show loss of upper right corner, without loss of text. Illustrated with double-page frontispiece and one additional plate. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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6V Barnes Farragut Meany John Barry Lyman Perry ANTIQUE US NAVY HISTORY Maclay Youthful Man-O'-Warsman Schroeder Naval Service Albright Constitution

Lot 1066: 6V Barnes Farragut Meany John Barry Lyman Perry ANTIQUE US NAVY HISTORY Maclay Youthful Man-O'-Warsman Schroeder Naval Service Albright Constitution

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of William Barry Meany's "Commodore John Barry, the Father of the American Navy: A Survey of Extraordinary Episodes in His Naval Career" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1911) and James Barnes's "David G. Farragut" (Small, Maynard & Company, 1899). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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EPHEMERIDES POLITIQUES LITTERAIRES ET RELIGIEUSES 1796

Lot 1067: EPHEMERIDES POLITIQUES LITTERAIRES ET RELIGIEUSES 1796

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Description: Title: Ephemerides politiques, litteraires et religieuses, presentant pour chacun des jours de l'annee un tableau des evenemens remarquables qui datent de ce meme jour dans l'histoire de tous les siecles et de tous les pays, et commencant au 1 septembre 1796, pour finir au 1 septembre 1797. Mois de novembreAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: H. NeuvilleCity: ParisYear: 1796Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 272 pagesWidth: 5.25" Height: 8.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to spine labels. Book shows significant external wear, with cracking and chipping along front edge of spine, soiling and rubbing to covers. Minor loss of material is visible at lightly bumped outside corners. Hinges are cracked. Front flyleaf of marbled endpaper has been excised. Pages show marginal moisture markings and 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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2V BIBLIOTHEQUE PHYSICO-ECONOMIQUE INSTRUCTIVE ET AMUSANTE 1787 Antique French Annual With Contributions By Benjamin Franklin

Lot 1068: 2V BIBLIOTHEQUE PHYSICO-ECONOMIQUE INSTRUCTIVE ET AMUSANTE 1787 Antique French Annual With Contributions By Benjamin Franklin

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Description: Title: Bibliotheque physico-economique, instructive et amusante Author: uncredited authorPublisher: Buisson, LibraireCity: ParisYear: 1787Binding Style: Other - see descriptionNumber of Volumes: 2 Complete: NoWidth: 4.5" Height: 7.5"Book Details: A scarce French annual covering a variety of topics, such as rural economy, new scientific discoveries, medicine, agriculture, wine making, potato growing, cheese making, veterinary medicine and more. This edition contains contributions from Benjamin Franklin on the use of corn in feeding men and animals and a piece containing conjectures on the weather. In the piece on weather he posits that "the atmosphere contained layers of warmth and cold." He hypothesized "a region high in the air over all countries, where it is always Winter." He believed that cold zone formed hail and snow and counterbalanced warmth from the sun and spoke of the "constant fog over all Europe" in the summer of 1783. This fog occluded Europe and brought on an early winter, a surprise to many but not Franklin. Other contributors included Pitt and Crevecoeur.Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in the original marbled wrappers with printed paper spine labels. The volumes show external age/wear, with the spine and label of volume one worn. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring untrimmed edges. The work includes five fold-out engravings. The fold-out engravings at the end of volume one show some moisture indications, and there is a small moisture indication on the beginning pages of volume one. An antique ink signature from a previous owner is present on both title pages.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 Expeditions ANTHROPOLOGY & ARCHAELOGY Mexico Palenque Easter Island Cyclades Britain Philippines India

Lot 1069: 9V Expeditions ANTHROPOLOGY & ARCHAELOGY Mexico Palenque Easter Island Cyclades Britain Philippines India

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Description: Book Details: Studies and expeditions in archaeology and anthropology in many different parts of the world are reported in this collection of books. Areas covered include La Calsada in Mexico, Easter Island, Palenque, Great Britain, India, the Cyclades, the Philippines (complete with large map showing the locations of the different ethnic groups).To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $18.50

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Antique INKWELLS & DESK ITEMS Letter Files Leather Traveling Correspondence Set

Lot 1070: Antique INKWELLS & DESK ITEMS Letter Files Leather Traveling Correspondence Set

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Description: Details: Antique desk and filing equipment comprises this lot. Included are two inkwells, a leather desk organizer, and two oak letter file boxes. The square inkwell is made of ribbed glass which forms an outer shell around a small, conical well for the ink. This has a metal overlay with an Art Nouveau grapevine motif. The round inkwell is cast iron, with a built-in holder for three pens. It has a doughnut-shaped glass insert to weight it, and a separate glass well for the ink. This piece has a patent date of Sept. 1878.The leather desk organizer could easily have been used for traveling. It measures 12" x 6.5" x has a small blotter, pockets for papers, a portable, spring-lidded inkwell with original insert, pen holder, and a lidded box for stamps.The letter files were designed to be hung on a wall, to organize papers like a small filing cabinet. They are marked "Tapley's Self-Indexing Letter File," and have a patent date of April 1879. Made of oak, they have brass hardware and hinges, and spring closures. They measure 11" x 12.5" x 3.5" and have pre-drilled holes for hanging.Condition / Notes: These items are dirty and in need of restoration. The square inkwell is missing its lid, and the cast iron inkwell is thoroughly oxidized. The leather desk set has dried out. The finish on the letter files shows water damage.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $19.50

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5V Patterson Captain Rajah James Dark Scenes ANTIQUE LITERATURE Dickens Schools Pardoe Life Struggle Rosario Histoire Espagnole

Lot 1071: 5V Patterson Captain Rajah James Dark Scenes ANTIQUE LITERATURE Dickens Schools Pardoe Life Struggle Rosario Histoire Espagnole

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Schools and Schoolmasters. From the Writings of Charles Dickens" (A. S. Barnes & Company, 1871), edited by T. J. Chapman, and G. P. R. James's "Dark Scenes of History" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1850). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50

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7V Mitchell's Physical Geography Class-Reader Spelling Book ANTIQUE REFERENCE French Scholar Touchstone Murray English Reader

Lot 1072: 7V Mitchell's Physical Geography Class-Reader Spelling Book ANTIQUE REFERENCE French Scholar Touchstone Murray English Reader

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John Brocklesby's "Elements of Physical Geography, together with a Treatise on the Physical Phenomena of the United States" (E. H. Butler & Co., 1890) and "A Complete Treatise on Practical Arithmetic; and Book-Keeping, Both by SIngle and Double Entry. Applied to the Use of Schools" (J. Johnson et al., 1806). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50

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6V Adrien Marie Journee D'Enfant Canary Book DECORATIVE ANTIQUE ESTATE BOOKS Cavendish Whist Milton Children's Almanac Sheridan Rivals

Lot 1073: 6V Adrien Marie Journee D'Enfant Canary Book DECORATIVE ANTIQUE ESTATE BOOKS Cavendish Whist Milton Children's Almanac Sheridan Rivals

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Une journee d'enfant: compositions inedites" (J. W. Bouton, 1884) by Adrien Marie, with plates by Dujardin, and "The Children's Almanac for 1879-80-81-82-83" (D. Lothrop and Company, 1878), edited by Ella Farman, with original poems by Lonfellow, Whittier, and others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50

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Postal FIRST DAY COVERS Envelopes U.S. Mail FDCs 1999-2000 Stamps

Lot 1074: Postal FIRST DAY COVERS Envelopes U.S. Mail FDCs 1999-2000 Stamps

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Description: Details: This pristine lot consists of about 160 United States postal first day covers (FDCs) preserved in plastic sleeves. These are all dated 1999 and 2000.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: The items in this collection are immaculate.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $17.50

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1989-93 FIRST DAY COVERS Pictorial Cancellations Cachets Special Postmarks Stamps

Lot 1075: 1989-93 FIRST DAY COVERS Pictorial Cancellations Cachets Special Postmarks Stamps

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Description: Details: This lot of postal first day covers spans the years 1989-93, and consists of nearly 500 envelopes individually marked by the USPS . Most of these covers have cachets and special postmarks, some pictorial cancellations; and most refer to an American stamp expo or club.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These first day covers are in excellent condition, preserved in individual plastic sleeves.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $17.50

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7V Decorative Antique CHILDREN'S BOOKS Foreign Travel Girl's Annual Christmas Illustrations

Lot 1076: 7V Decorative Antique CHILDREN'S BOOKS Foreign Travel Girl's Annual Christmas Illustrations

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Description: Book Details: Most of these antique children's books are large volumes, which providing space for amusing illustrations. Included among them is "Number Six Joy Street," with pictures by different artists tipped-in; the 1886 "Girl's Own Annual," which schooled young ladies in what was appropriate for them; "Young Folks Travels in Asia and Africa" (1888); "Frank Leslie's Christmas Book" (1888); and a compendium from 1937, "Chatterbox." Two smaller books, one a novel about the War of 1812 and the other a memoir about a monkey fill out the lot.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $16.50

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6V Wright Ferriby Boats Mckee Preble Long Porter NAUTICAL HISTORY Low Recollections March Spritsail Barges Thames Shipyards Fishermen

Lot 1077: 6V Wright Ferriby Boats Mckee Preble Long Porter NAUTICAL HISTORY Low Recollections March Spritsail Barges Thames Shipyards Fishermen

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Edgar J. March's "Spritsail Barges of Thames and Medway" (David & Charles, 1970) and "Some Recollections by Captain Charles P. Low" (Geo. H. Ellis Co., 1905). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50

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Antique ORIENTAL RUG Hand Woven Knotted Tribal 3.5'x6' Natural Dyes Wool Red Gold Brown Blue

Lot 1078: Antique ORIENTAL RUG Hand Woven Knotted Tribal 3.5'x6' Natural Dyes Wool Red Gold Brown Blue

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Description: Details: Hand-knotted primarily in soft red and gold with blue and dark brown accents, the natural vegetable dyes used to color this antique oriental rug have aged beautifully, tempering the effect of its bold geometric pattern. The rug measures 41-1/2" x 60" or roughly, about 3-1/2' x 5'. Note that the ends of the rug are finished in a flat or kilim-style weave.This rug is part of the Van Lennep family estate, and may have accompanied the family on their return from Turkey in 1869.Henry J. Van Lennep (1815-1889) was a noted nineteenth century minister, missionary, writer, illustrator, and educator. Born in Smyrna, Van Lennep was educated in the U.S. but returned to Turkey upon ordination, where he served as missionary for 29 years. During this time, he traveled extensively throughout western Asia and Egypt, aided by his proficiency in many languages. A skillful artist, he wrote and illustrated several books based on his travels. Published during a time when public curiosity about "the Orient" was high, these books were very popular, showing the scenery, people, and customs of Asia Minor, and discussing these elements with Biblical and archaeological references. He also illustrated scientific texts with the noted geologist and President of Amherst College, Edward Hitchcock. After losing his sight in 1869, he returned to the U.S., where he spent the last twenty years of his life teaching natural sciences and languages at Ingham University, a women's college in Le Roy, New York, and later serving as co-principal at the Sedgwick Institute in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his son, Edward. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: This rug is in good condition for its age. There are no threadbare spots. Please note a small, nickel-sized hole near one end (see photo).For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $14.50

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Isaac Bird BIBLE WORK IN BIBLE LANDS 1872 First Edition American Presbyterian Mission In Syria History Frontispiece Map Plates

Lot 1079: Isaac Bird BIBLE WORK IN BIBLE LANDS 1872 First Edition American Presbyterian Mission In Syria History Frontispiece Map Plates

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Description: Title: Bible Work in Bible Lands; or, Events in the History of the Syria MissionAuthor: Isaac Bird - Rev. Isaac Bird was born in Salisbury, Connecticut, on June 19, 1793. He graduated Yale College and Andover Theological Seminary. In 1822 he sailed to the Middle East as a missionary for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and was principally in Malta, Beirut and Smyrna until 1835, when his wife Ann's ill-health brought them back to the United States. Following his return, Rev. Bird taught at theological seminaries in New England and died in Hartford, Connecticut in 1873.Publisher: Presbyterian Board of PublicationCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1872Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 432 pagesWidth: 5.75" Height: 7.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece map and plates, as well as in text illustrations. 1947 newspaper clipping with photo of the garden of Gethsemane is laid in.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Boats MODEL SHIP BUILDING Modeling Guides How-To Books

Lot 1080: Boats MODEL SHIP BUILDING Modeling Guides How-To Books

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Description: Book Details: This lot approaches nautical history through model-building. Discussions of models and how-to books range from general guides to model ships and boats to very specific considerations of topics and problems in model-making.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $51.00

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9V Australia Florida Bard Of Dimbovitza COLLECTIBLE VINTAGE & ANTIQUE POETRY Powys Mathers Coloured Stars Noyes Dick Turpin Sassoon Vigils Benet

Lot 1081: 9V Australia Florida Bard Of Dimbovitza COLLECTIBLE VINTAGE & ANTIQUE POETRY Powys Mathers Coloured Stars Noyes Dick Turpin Sassoon Vigils Benet

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of colletible vintage & antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection is a scarce edition of "The Bard of the Dimbovitza: Romanian Folk-Songs Collected from the Peasants" (James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co., 1892) by Helen Vacaresco, translated by Carmen Sylva and Alma Strettell, and hand illustrated by David E. Cronin. Also present in this group is a first edition of Alfred Noyes' "Dick Turpin's Ride and Other Poems (Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1927, in dust jacket).To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50

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Antique Cast Bronze FOX & GRAPES BOOKENDS William Boogar Provincetown Artist NJ

Lot 1082: Antique Cast Bronze FOX & GRAPES BOOKENDS William Boogar Provincetown Artist NJ

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Description: Details: These whimsical, antique bronze bookends were cast by William F. Boogar (1893-1958), a noted American sculptor whose works include the Pilgrim's Landing tablets in Provincetown, MA and the Children's Fountain in Wawbeck, WI. Depicting the Aesop fable of the fox and the grapes, the bookends measure 6-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 2-3/4". They have a lovely, untouched patina. Both are signed.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These bookends are in very good condition with no damage or repairs. They have not been cleaned. One seems to have a slight curve when seen in profile (see photos).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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Louis De Bougainville A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD 1967 Facsimile Of 1772 Edition European Exploration South Pacific Tahiti Fold-Out Plates

Lot 1083: Louis De Bougainville A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD 1967 Facsimile Of 1772 Edition European Exploration South Pacific Tahiti Fold-Out Plates

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Description: Title: A Voyage round the WorldAuthor: Louis de Bougainville - Louis Antoine, Comte de Bougainville was a French admiral and explorer. A contemporary of James Cook, he took part in the French and Indian War against Britain. He later gained fame for his expeditions to settle the Falklands Islands and his voyages into the Pacific Ocean.Publisher: N. Israel / Da CapoCity: AmsterdamYear: 1967Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: xxviii/476 pagesWidth: 8.5" Height: 10.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is a scarce facsimile of a 1772 translation of Louis de Bougainville's "Voyage autour du monde" (1771), the first English-language edition. This volume, a co-publication of N. Israel and Da Capo Press, appears as number 12 of the series Bibliotheca Australiana.Volume is bound in imitation vellum, with gilt-lettered inlaid dark blue plates to spine and front cover. Book shows lightly-bumped lower outside corners. Otherwise in excellent condition. Illustrated with fold-out maps.Transparent plastic wrapper displays wear, with tears to lower edges and head of spine.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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6V Chile Prescott Conquest Of Mexico ANTIQUE LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY Haiti Seabrook Magic Island King Drawings Peru Potentialities Economic Development

Lot 1084: 6V Chile Prescott Conquest Of Mexico ANTIQUE LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY Haiti Seabrook Magic Island King Drawings Peru Potentialities Economic Development

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a three-volume "History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror Hernando Cortes" (David McKay, Publisher, 1891) by William H. Prescott, and "The Magic Island" (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1929, with water markings to spine and rear cover) by W. B. Seabrook, illustrated with drawings by Alexander King and photographs by the author. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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Colin McAlpin HERMAIA: A STUDY IN COMPARATIVE ESTHETICS 1915 First Edition Painting Music Harmony Poetry Philosophy

Lot 1085: Colin McAlpin HERMAIA: A STUDY IN COMPARATIVE ESTHETICS 1915 First Edition Painting Music Harmony Poetry Philosophy

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Description: Title: Hermaia: A Study in Comparative EstheticsAuthor: Colin McAlpin - Colin McAlpin was an English composer, organist and writer of critical essays on music.Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons LimitedCity: LondonYear: 1915Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: x/429 pagesWidth: 6.25" Height: 8.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Two pages display pencil marginalia. Pages are otherwise clean and bright. 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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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE ON THE CRIMINAL STATISTICS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 1857 Tables County Lists

Lot 1086: REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE ON THE CRIMINAL STATISTICS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 1857 Tables County Lists

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Description: Title: State of New York, No. 130. In Senate, March 13, 1857. Report of the Secretary of State on the Criminal Statistics of the State of New-YorkAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: uncreditedCity: AlbanyYear: 1857Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 227 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 9.25"Book Details: Report consists almost entirely of tables with detailed information and statistics presented by state county.Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt lettering on front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers. Previous owner's name can be seen on 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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8V Karl Shapiro JEWISH LITERATURE Traditional & Contemporary Poems Stories Israeli Women Ben Shahn

Lot 1087: 8V Karl Shapiro JEWISH LITERATURE Traditional & Contemporary Poems Stories Israeli Women Ben Shahn

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Description: Book Details: This lot contains literature by and about Jews and the Jewish experience. Traditional stories are included, as are poems by Jewish men and women, including Karl Shapiro. "Tales from Seven Ghettos," by Egon Erwin Kisch, is a 1948 first edition. A collectible copy of the Book of Ecclesiastes, illustrated by Ben Shahn, is the highlight of the collection.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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Dunbaugh / DuBarry Thomas WILLIAM H. WEBB: SHIPBUILDER 1989 First Edition Founder Of Institute Of Naval Architecture Fold-Out Plates

Lot 1088: Dunbaugh / DuBarry Thomas WILLIAM H. WEBB: SHIPBUILDER 1989 First Edition Founder Of Institute Of Naval Architecture Fold-Out Plates

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Description: Title: William H. Webb: ShipbuilderAuthor: Edwin L. Dunbaugh, William duBarry ThomasPublisher: Webb Institute of Naval ArchitectureCity: Glen Cove, New YorkYear: 1989Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xiv/240 pagesWidth: 8.75" Height: 11.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are as new. 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 Solography

Lot 1089: 9V Solography "V" DIsc Catalogue Duke Ellington JAZZ HISTORY & REFERENCE Signed Jazzography Balliett Such Sweet Thunder Bibliographies

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Bibliography of Discographies. Volume 2: Jazz" (R. R. Bowker Company, 1981) signed by author Daniel Allen, Mars Breslow and Dan Guaraldi's "Jazzography: Profiles of Regional Jazz Musicians Who Perform in San Francisco" (Larkdale Press, 2000), signed by Breslow, and "The Guitars of Charlie Christian, Robert Normann, Oscar Aleman (In Europe)" (Jazz Solography Series, Vol. 4, n.d., in original wrappers). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50

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7V Foster India Bovill Niger Peter Tolstoi RAVEL & EXPLORATION HISTORY Limited Morand Forbes Appointment With Destiny Vasco Da Gama Le Forestier

Lot 1090: 7V Foster India Bovill Niger Peter Tolstoi RAVEL & EXPLORATION HISTORY Limited Morand Forbes Appointment With Destiny Vasco Da Gama Le Forestier

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of travel narratives and histories of exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Le Voyage" (Heron Press, Inc., 1930) and a first edition of Rosita Forbes's "Appointment with Destiny" (E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1946). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with the books in the shelf lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50

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8V Medieval Galleys Italian Navy Aland Sailing Ships EUROPEAN NAUTICAL HISTORY Denmark Netherlands Amsterdam Catalonia Llibre del Consolat

Lot 1091: 8V Medieval Galleys Italian Navy Aland Sailing Ships EUROPEAN NAUTICAL HISTORY Denmark Netherlands Amsterdam Catalonia Llibre del Consolat

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Tomaso Gropallo's "Navi a vapore ed armamenti italiani dal 1818 ai giorni nostri" (Istituto Grafico Bertello, 1958), "Alandska skeppsportratt i ord och bild: portraits of Aland Sailingships" (Lars Gronstrand. 1978), and a limited edition facsimile reproduction of "Llibre del Consolat de Mar" (Graficas Marinas, 1953, in slipcase). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $18.50

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6V Archbishop Plunket Reverend Haddock ANTIQUE HISTORY & CELEBRATED THEOLOGIANS Doctor Tucker Spurgeon Jeter Recollections

Lot 1092: 6V Archbishop Plunket Reverend Haddock ANTIQUE HISTORY & CELEBRATED THEOLOGIANS Doctor Tucker Spurgeon Jeter Recollections

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on history and celebrated theologians shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Jeremiah Bell Jeter's "The Recollections of a Long Life" (The Religious Herald Co., 1891) and Frank C. Haddock's "The Life of George C. Haddock" (Funk & Wagnalls, Publishers, 1887). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50

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4V Millionaire Of Rough & Ready East & West Poems BRET HARTE FIRST EDITIONS Echoes Of The Foot-Hills The Heritage Of Dedlow Marsh

Lot 1093: 4V Millionaire Of Rough & Ready East & West Poems BRET HARTE FIRST EDITIONS Echoes Of The Foot-Hills The Heritage Of Dedlow Marsh

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of first editions of works by Bret Harte shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains the titles "East and West Poems" (James R. Osgood and Company, 1871), "Echoes of the Foot-Hills" (James R. Osgood and Company, 1875), "A Millionaire of Rough-And-Ready and Devil's Ford" ((Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1887), and "The Heritage of Dedlow Marsh and Other Tales" (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with the books in the shelf lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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J. Russell Jinishian BOUND FOR BLUE WATER: CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN MARINE ART 2003 First Printing Sea Vessels Seaside Villages Coastal Landscapes

Lot 1094: J. Russell Jinishian BOUND FOR BLUE WATER: CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN MARINE ART 2003 First Printing Sea Vessels Seaside Villages Coastal Landscapes

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Description: Title: Bound for Blue Water: Contemporary American Marine ArtAuthor: J. Russell JinishianPublisher: The Greenwich Workshop PressCity: Seymour, ConnecticutYear: 2003Printing Information: First PrintingBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 184 pagesWidth: 14.5" Height: 11.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are as new. Preserved in cardboard box. 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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20th century NAVAL WARFARE Battleships Dreadnoughts WWI WWII Submarines

Lot 1095: 20th century NAVAL WARFARE Battleships Dreadnoughts WWI WWII Submarines

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Description: Book Details: While a few books consider naval warfare in earlier centuries, the main thrust of this collection is 20th century sea battles, strategy, navies, and vessels. Battleships and their guns and armaments, submarines, minesweepers and other ships of several eras and nationalities (American, British, German) are considered.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $51.00

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Atlas MARITIME HISTORY Exploration Harbors Boats Cruises Discovery Nautical

Lot 1096: Atlas MARITIME HISTORY Exploration Harbors Boats Cruises Discovery Nautical

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Description: Book Details: Discovery and exploration are featured in this collection of nautical history. Types of boats and ships, descriptions of harbors and cruises, and a useful atlas are all included.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $51.00

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7V Smollett Peregrine Pickle Chimney Pot Papers COLLECTIBLE ANTIQUE LITERATURE Sharp Cassmajor Newton Johnson Play Green Satyrs Lute & Scimitar

Lot 1097: 7V Smollett Peregrine Pickle Chimney Pot Papers COLLECTIBLE ANTIQUE LITERATURE Sharp Cassmajor Newton Johnson Play Green Satyrs Lute & Scimitar

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume limited edition of Tobias Smollet's "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle" (The John Day Company, 1929), with illustrations by Alexander King, and "Chimney-Pot Papers" (Yale U. P., 1919) by Charles S. Brooks, with woodcuts by Fritz Endell. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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History THEOLOGY & RELIGION REFERENCES Judaism Middle Ages Greek Japanese Near East

Lot 1098: History THEOLOGY & RELIGION REFERENCES Judaism Middle Ages Greek Japanese Near East

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Description: Book Details: Theology and religion is the theme of this lot of books, which has an emphasis on Judaism. Also included are volumes on the religions of the Greeks, the ancient Middle East, the Japanese, the Church of England, and Buddhism. Historically speaking, the Middle Ages is also a sub-topic.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $32.50

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6V Signed Lure Of Little Ships Prisoner-Of-War Models Oorlogsbrik SHIP MODELING Browne Racing Yachts Parker Five Historic Ships

Lot 1099: 6V Signed Lure Of Little Ships Prisoner-Of-War Models Oorlogsbrik SHIP MODELING Browne Racing Yachts Parker Five Historic Ships

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on ship modeling shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Denis R. H. Browne's "Model Racing Yachts" (John de Graff, Inc., 1950) and George S. Parker's "Five Historic Ships from Plan to Model" (Cornell Maritime Press, 1980, in dust jacket), with fold-out plans. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50

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Fred Burnaby ON HORSEBACK THROUGH ASIA MINOR 1885 Adventure Narrative Of English Traveler & Soldier Russian Frontier Scutari Erzerum

Lot 1100: Fred Burnaby ON HORSEBACK THROUGH ASIA MINOR 1885 Adventure Narrative Of English Traveler & Soldier Russian Frontier Scutari Erzerum

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Description: Title: On Horseback through Asia MinorAuthor: Fred Burnaby - Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby was an English traveller and soldier.He was born in Bedford, the son of the Rev. Gustavus Andrew Burnaby of Somerby Hall, Leicestershire, and canon of Middleham in Yorkshire († 15 July 1872), by Harriet, sister of Henry Villebois of Marham House, Norfolk († 1883). His sister Mary married John Manners-Sutton. He was educated at Bedford School, Harrow, Oswestry School (where he was a contemporary with William Archibald Spooner), and in Germany. He entered the Royal Horse Guards in 1859. Finding no chance for active service, his spirit of adventure sought outlets in balloon-ascents and in travels through Spain and Russia. In the summer of 1874 he accompanied the Carlist forces as correspondent of The Times, but before the end of the war he was transferred to Africa to report on Gordon's expedition to the Sudan. This took Burnaby as far as Khartoum. Returning to England in March 1875, he matured his plans for a journey on horseback to the Khanate of Khiva through Russian Asia, which had just been closed to travellers. His accomplishment of this task, in the winter of 1875-1876, described in his book "A Ride to Khiva," brought him immediate fame. His next leave of absence was spent in another adventurous journey on horseback, through Asia Minor, from Scutari to Erzerum, with the object of observing the Russian frontier, an account of which he afterwards published. In the Russo-Turkish War of 1877, Burnaby (who soon afterwards became lieutenant-colonel) acted as travelling agent to the Stafford House (Red Cross) Committee, but had to return to England before the campaign was over.In 1879 he married Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed, who had inherited her father's lands at Greystones, Ireland. The previously-named Hawkins-Whitshed estate at Greystones is known as The Burnaby to this day. At this point began his active interest in politics, and in 1880 he unsuccessfully contested Birmingham in the Tory-Democrat interest. In 1882 he crossed the English Channel in a hot air balloon. Having been disappointed in his hope of seeing active service in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882, he participated in the Suakin campaign of 1884 without official leave, and was wounded at El Teb when acting as an intelligence officer under General Valentine Baker. This did not deter him from a similar course when a fresh expedition started up the Nile. He was given a post by Lord Wolseley, and met his death in the hand-to-hand fighting of the Battle of Abu Klea. Henry Newbolt's poem "Vitaï Lampada" is often quoted as referring to Burnaby's death at Abu Klea; "The Gatling's jammed and the Colonel's dead...", although it was a Gardner machine gun which jammed.Publisher: George Munro, PublisherCity: New YorkYear: 1885Binding Style: Perfect BindingPagination: 290 pages plus 18 pages of advertisementsWidth: 5" Height: 7.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original wrappers, with front cover showing loss and fragmentation. Text block is firmly bound. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Pages 191 to end of volume show small perforation at lower inside corners. 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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