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Auction Description for National Book Auctions: Books, Art and Ephemera - Canada, Egypt, Polar, West, etc.
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This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of artwork and ephemera. We will offer an array of period titles covering polar and arctic exploration, along with antique chronicles of the opening of the American West. Another antique collection includes desirable early printings of works on the exploration and history of Canada.

Antique and rare books in this catalog feature numerous titles. Among the earliest examples are the 1607 first edition of Veen's "Q Horati Flacci Emblemata," featuring engraved plates, Alciati's "Emblematum Libellus," produced in 1545 with woodcuts, and the 1772 printing of Wise's "Vindication of the Government of New-England Churches." Other scarce titles include the 1952 first issue of Steinbeck's classic, "East of Eden," a 1919 printing of Kelley's "Book of Hallowe'en," and the 1928 first edition of Wanda Gag's signature title, "Millions of Cats."

Several pleasing collections will also be showcased. Highlighted is a collection of polar and arctic exploration titles, led by examples such as Weddell's "A Voyage towards the South Pole," produced in 1825 with folding maps and plates, and the 1867 printing of Hayes' "The Open Polar Sea," containing color maps and plates. Period works relating to the emerging American West feature titles such as the 1834 printing of Baird, Backe & Schenck's "View of the Valley of the Mississippi or the Emigrants and Traveller's Guide to the West," featuring color folding maps. Other important antique exploration chronicles cover areas such as Canada, Africa, Egypt, Central and South America, the Far East and the Middle East and present important works such as the 1802 first edition of Willyams' "Voyage up the Mediterranean in His Majesty's Ship the Swiftsure." Additional collections offer early theological works, including Quaker, and Americana.

Found throughout this catalog are interesting offerings of ephemera. Included are several posters signed by Maurice Sendak, displaying illustrations from "Where the Wild Things Are."

Books, Art and Ephemera - Canada, Egypt, Polar, West, etc. (445 Lots)

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22 October 2016

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George W Melville IN THE LENA DELTA 1885 First Edition Antique Arctic Exploration North Pole Plates Fold-Out Maps Decorative Binding

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Description: Title: In the Lena Delta. A Narrative of the Search for Lieut.-Commander DeLong and his Companions Followed by an Account of the Greely Relief Expedition and a Proposed Method of Reaching the North PoleAuthor: George W. Melville - Rear Admiral George Wallace Melville, USN was an engineer, Arctic explorer and author. As chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering, he headed a time of great expansion, technological progress and change, often in defiance of the conservative element of the Navy hierarchy. He superintended the design of 120 ships and introduced the water-tube boiler, the triple-screw propulsion system, vertical engines, the floating repair ship, and the "distilling ship." Appointed Engineer in Chief of the Navy, Melville reformed the service entirely, putting Navy engineers on a professional rather than an artisan footing.Melville also established the Engineering Experiment Station (EES) near the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. As Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy, he fought hard to get an appropriation of $400,000 for an experiment and testing laboratory to be located at Annapolis. He argued that such a facility would be a dependable means for testing machinery and equipment before its installation in Navy ships and aid training engineering officers. Both, he surmised, would increase the efficiency of the Navy. When the Navy offered to have this facility named after him, Melville refused with characteristic modesty.Melville made his first trip to the Arctic in 1873, when he volunteered to help rescue 19 survivors of the Polaris expedition. Six years later, he volunteered to accompany Lieutenant Commander George W. DeLong on board the USS Jeannette to the Bering Strait in search of a quick way to the North Pole. Jeannette became icebound and was eventually crushed; Melville, the 10 others in his small boat, and two from DeLong's boat, were the only survivors. Despite the extreme length and hardships of the trip, he returned in search of DeLong and others who might possibly still be alive. He found none but retrieved all records of the expedition. The United States Congress awarded Melville the Congressional Gold Medal for his gallantry and resourcefulness; the Navy advanced him 15 numbers on the promotion list. He wrote of the DeLong expedition in his book, "In the Lena Delta," published in 1884. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.City: LondonYear: 1885Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 497 pagesWidth: 6.25" Height: 8.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt ruling and decoration. The exterior displays fading to the spine, vertical cracking along spine edges, and minor rubbing at extremities. The hinges are cracked. The volume is adorned with dentelles, marbled endpapers, and marbled page edges. The interior is clean and bright, illustrated with numerous plates and fold-out maps. This volume contains an index and appendix.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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Otto Van Veen Q HORATI FLACCI EMBLEMATA 1607 First Edition Antique Classical Emblem Book Engraved Plates Vignettes Horace Leather Binding Latin French Dutch

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Description: Title: Q. Horati Flacci emblemata. Imaginibus in as incisis, Notis'que illustrata, Studio Othonis Vaeni Batauolugdunensis.Author: Otto van Veen - Otto van Veen, also known by his Latinized name Otto Venius or Octavius Vaenius, (c.1556 – 6 May 1629) was a painter, draughtsman, and humanist active primarily in Antwerp and Brussels in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. He is known for running a large studio in Antwerp, producing several emblem books, and for being, from 1594 or 1595 until 1598, Peter Paul Rubens's teacher. His role as a classically educated humanist artist (a pictor doctus), reflected in the Latin name by which he is often known, Octavius Vaenius, was influential on the young Rubens, who would take on that role himself. [Courtesy Wikipedia]Publisher: Ex Officina Hieronymi VerdussenCity: AntwerpYear: 1607Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 253 pagesWidth: 8.25" Height: 10"Book Details: The text is compiled from Horace and other classical sources; the emblems after van Veen combine Netherlandish traditions with Southern German and Italian mannerist currents. Van Veen settled in Antwerp in 1585, with Peter Paul Rubens as his pupil from 1596 to 1600.Landwehr Dutch 240, Low Countries 678, 817; cf. Praz p. 523 for the Dutch/French edition. Foljambe Collection of Books--4/30/2008Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in contemporary leather. The covers are lightly to moderately bowed and soiled. There is stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is minor worming to the gutters, affecting the preliminary and terminal leaves. The binding is solid. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light marginal spotting/foxing. B1 (page 9/10) is lacking, and the Z2 and Z3 rectos are blank (pages 177 and 179), without engraved illustrations. The work is profusely illustrated with atitle page vignette of Horace and 100 (of 103) full-page engraved plates by C. Boel, C. Galle, and P. de Jode after Van Veen. There are verses in Latin, French, and Dutch on the verso of each preceding plate. Provenance: A. de Lavergne (morocco book label).This volume has been collated. 100 plates confirmed. There is a gap in pagination between pg 8 and pg 11. Page 177 (Z) is intact and printed, pg. 179 (Z2) is blank, pg. 181 (Z3) is intact and printed, and pg. 183 (No “Z” designation) is blank.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 Richard Lydekker THE ROYAL NATURAL HISTORY 1893-1894 Antique English Zoology Chromolithograph Plates Engraved Illustrations Ornithology Mammalogy Icthyology Herpetology

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Description: Title: The Royal Natural HistoryAuthor: Richard Lydekker - Richard Lydekker was an English naturalist, geologist and writer of numerous books on natural history.Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.City: LondonYear: 1893-1894Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 6 Full Set: YesWidth: 8" Height: 10"Book Details: A production from the late Victorian Era.Volumes I & II: MammalsVolume III: Mammals & BirdsVolume IV: BirdsVolume V: Reptiles, Fishes, etc.Volume VI: InvertebratesCondition / Notes: This is the complete set of this work in six volumes. Each antique book is bound in brown cloth with black and gilt lettering, ornamentation, and an animal illustration. There is some light wear and discoloration to the exteriors, concentrated at the edges. The bindings are solid. The books have patterned endpapers. Each volume contains a tissue-guarded chromolithograph frontispiece. The pages are generally clean with occasional light marginal smudging/spotting. The work is lavishly illustrated with sixty-six chromolithograph plates, and 1600 engraved illustrations, both full-page and in the text.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: $22.50

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3V Henry Mackenzie THE MIRROR A PERIODICAL PAPER 1781 Antique Scottish & English Bound Essay Compilation Society Beauty Pedantry India Colonialism

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Description: Title: The Mirror. A Periodical Paper, Published at Edinburgh in the Years 1779 and 1780.Author: Henry Mackenzie - Henry Mackenzie FRSE was a Scottish lawyer, novelist and writer. He was also known by the sobriquet "Addison of the North." Though largely remembered as an author his principal income came from his numerous legal roles, ending in (1804-1831) his post as Comptroller of Taxes for Scotland, a well-paid role which allowed him to indulge his interest in writing. MacKenzie was the editor and chief contributor to "The Mirror." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Printed for W. Creech; and W. Strahan, and T. CadellCity: Edinburgh / LondonYear: 1781Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 3 Full Set: YesPagination: 296 / 351 / 346 pagesWidth: 4.25" Height: 7.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spines and covers. The books show light external wear. The bindings are solid. The armorial bookplates of William Clark, Esq. are affixed to the front pastedowns. The pages show very mild age toning and occasional light marginal smudging/spotting.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Joseph Sansom SKETCHES OF LOWER CANADA 1817 Antique Canadian History Travel Adventure Quebec Leather Binding

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Description: Title: Sketches of Lower Canada, Historical and Descriptive; with the Author's Recollections of the Soil, and Aspect; the Morals, Habits, and Religious Institutions of that Isolated Country; During a Tour to Quebec, in the Month of July, 1817Author: Joseph SansomPublisher: Printed for Kirk & MerceinCity: New YorkYear: 1817Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 301/xvi pagesWidth: 4.25" Height: 7.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in full leather, with faded gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. The volume displays external wear, with vertical cracking to the spine edges, some scuffing to the covers and spine, and chipping to the head of the spine. The binding is cracked at the hinges, and the text block is toned. Creasing and foxing are visible to the endpapers, with moisture markings and remnants of an attachment also appearing on the rear endpaper. A library blind stamp and two small ink notations are present to the verso of the title page and the dedication page. Scattered foxing continues through the interior, page 115 displays a chip in the fore edge, and a second library blind stamp appears on page 100. A frontispiece view of Quebec is present, with some toning. This volume contains an appendix.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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James Ellsworth De Kay SKETCHES OF TURKEY IN 1831 & 1832 1833 First Edition Antique Travel Journal Near East

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Description: Title: Sketches of Turkey in 1831 and 1832Author: James Ellsworth De Kay - James Ellsworth De Kay (alternatively spelled DeKay or Dekay) was an American zoologist. De Kay returned to Oyster Bay, New York, giving up medicine for the study of natural history. On the outbreak of cholera in New York City, De Kay hastened to give his services to the afflicted, although the practice of his profession was repugnant to him. He became involved with the Geological Survey of New York initiated in 1835. As a result, he published the multi-volume "Zoology of New York State, or; The New-York Fauna" printed by George Endicott over the years 1844–1849. This work was illustrated by the British born American painter John William Hill. De Kay died at Oyster Bay in 1851.Publisher: J. & J. HarperCity: New YorkYear: 1833Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 527 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 9.75"Book Details: This is a rare first edition of this work of travel literature. The author writes in the introduction "In the following pages I have attempted to preserve a record of my own impressions without reference to the descriptions of many preceding tourists, who seem to have taken a marvellous pleasure in exaggerating the vices and suppressing the good points of the Turkish character. It will be found that in my estimate of the Turks I coincide with a revered traveller, who asserts that "There is no people without the pale of Christianity who are better disposed towards its most essential precepts."" De Kay offers observations on a broad range of subjects including a great number of aspects of daily life in Constantinople, Turkish customs and history, and those of neighboring peoples such as the Greeks and Armenians.From the consignor's notes: The author was an American zoologist who traveled to Turkey with his father-in-law in 1831 and 1832. In this work, he records his observations of daily life in Constantinople, of Turkish customs and history, as well as those of neighboring peoples, including the Armenians and Greeks. Condition / Notes: This antique first edition has been re-backed. The work is bound in brown cloth with leatherette backstrip. The original spine cover, which was significantly chipped, has been affixed to the leather backstrip. The covers display rubbing at the corner and moderate soiling. The binding is firm, with cloth-reinforced hinges. A previous owner's signature is present to the rear paste-down, and the endpapers are significantly foxed. The front flyleaf shows loss at the bottom corner. The original owner wrote the author's name in Arabic on the title page, under the line "By an American." Foxing appears throughout, with a few spots of moisture markings. This work is adorned with textual occasional illustrations, and includes an index.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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Osgood's MARITIME PROVINCES HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS 1875 Antique Travel Guide Canadian History Fold-Out Maps

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Description: Title: The Maritime Provinces: A Handbook for Travellers. A Guide to the Chief Cities, Coasts, and Islands of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, and to Their Scenery and Historic Attractions; with the Gulf and River of St. Lawrence to Quebec and Montreal; Also, Newfoundland and the Labrador CoastAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: James R. Osgood and CompanyCity: BostonYear: 1875Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 336/24 pages of advertisementsWidth: 4.5" Height: 6.75"Book Details: From the preface: "The chief object of the Handbook to the Maritime Provinces is to supply the place of a guide in a land where professional guides cannot be found, and to assist the traveller in gaining the greatest possible amount of pleasure and information while passing through the most interesting portions of Eastern British America."Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in flexible boards, with pebbled red cloth, blind-stamped borders, and gilt lettering to the front cover and spine. The volume shows moderate external wear, with light soiling and rubbing. The hinges of this volume are cracked, and the text block displays mild toning and foxing to the outer edge. The endpapers, printed with advertisements, are toned, and no front flyleaf is present. The interior is clean and bright, illustrated with four maps, one of which is a double-page plate, and the other three of which fold out. The maps are generally well-preserved, with some showing mild toning, and some showing small tears at the creases. 24 pages of advertisements, some of them illustrated, are present at the rear of the volume.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Morris Birkbeck NOTES ON A JOURNEY IN AMERICA 1817 First American Antique American History Travel & Exploration Colonization Leather Binding

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Description: Title: Notes on a Journey in America, from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois. With Proposals for the Establishment of a Colony of English.Author: Morris Birkbeck - Morris Birkbeck (January 23, 1764 – June 4, 1825) was an English agricultural innovator, author/publicist, anti-slavery campaigner and early 19th-century pioneer in southern Illinois, in the United States. With George Flower he founded the English Settlement and the town of Albion, Illinois, and served briefly as the Secretary of State of Illinois. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]Publisher: Published by Caleb RichardsonCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1817Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 189 pagesWidth: 4.75" Height: 7.25"Book Details: This is Birkbeck's controversial work, an important influence in pointing emigrants to the west and establishing America as the land of plenty, triggering a new battlefield for the contest of the image of the United States. To Birkbeck the American west "was a place to escape the dead weight of European history."Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this title, published in Philadelphia. The antique volume is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light external age/wear and internal weakness to the hinges. The text block is solid. The pages show light to moderate age toning and foxing.This volume has been collated, and is complete.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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Isaac Israel Hayes THE OPEN POLAR SEA 1867 Antique Arctic Exploration Nautical Color Maps Plates Frontispiece Portrait Schooner United States

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Description: Title: The Open Polar Sea: Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery towards the North Pole, in the Schooner "United States."Author: Isaac Israel Hayes - Isaac Israel Hayes (March 5, 1832 – December 17, 1881) was an Arctic explorer, physician and politician.Publisher: Published by Hurd and HoughtonCity: New YorkYear: 1867Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xxiv/454 pagesWidth: 6.5" Height: 9"Book Details: From the preface:I have attempted little more than a personal narrative, endeavoring to select from my abundant notes such scenes and incidents of adventure as seemed to me . . . not merely the history of our voyage, but a general view of the Arctic regions.Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in the publisher's green pebbled cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine and a stamped gilt wolf device on the front cover. There is light shelf wear to the exterior, concentrated at the edges. The rear hinge is cracked. The frontispiece portrait depicts the author. There is a ship vignette on the title page. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting. The work is profusely illustrated with plates and color maps.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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Scarce Signed MAURICE SENDAK Where The Wild Things Are Poster Print 1971 The Morning After Children's Illustration Art Agent Provenance Very Fine

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Description: Details: This signed print from Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal Award Classic Where the Wild Things Are was manufactured in 1971 as part of a series of 19 images selected from eight different titles by Mr. Sendak and newly rephotographed from the original artwork at the Sendak Archives, Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, to allow friends and collectors the opportunity to acquire top-grade reproductions to hang on their walls without having to mutilate any of this books.These prints were originally issued unsigned, but a select few were autographed by Sendak for friends and occasionally for concessionary sale; this particular print was signed in ink, lower right, for Sendak's agent, from whom the print comes to us.This print is entitled The Morning After and measures approx. 11"x24".Maurice Bernard Sendak (1928-2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963. Born to Jewish-Polish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Besides Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak also wrote works such as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, and illustrated many works by other authors including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik.Please attend our live sale to examine this and many other rare and collectible Sendak items in person.Condition / Notes: This print shows beautifully with very minimal signs of age or handling.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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William Bradford / Ames / Elhanan Winchester / R Watson FOUR EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINTS 1785-1796 Antique United States History Capital Punishment Theology Thomas Paine

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Description: Book Details: This lot consists of the antique volume containing four titles. These titles are as follows:"An Enquiry How Far the Punishment of Death is Necessary in Pennsylvania," by William Bradford (Philadelphia: Printed by T. Dobson, 1793), 108 pages, Evans 25225. "The Speech of Mr. Ames, in the House of Representatives of the United States, When in Committee of the Whole, on Thursday, April 28, 1796, in Support of the Following Motion: Resolved, that it is Expedient to Pass the Laws Necessary to Carry into Effect the Treaty Lately Concluded Between the United States and the King of Great-Britain" (Philadelphia: Printed by John Fenno, 1796), 59 pages, Evans 29985."A Serious Address to the Youth of Both Sexes in Philadelphia, Upon the Worth of the Soul. Delivered in the University-Hall, to a Crowded Audience of Young People, May 20, 1785" by Elhanan Winchester, no publisher listed, 4 pages. "An Apology for the Bible, in a Series of Letters, Addressed to Thomas Paine, Author of a Book Entitled 'The Age of Reason, Part the Second, Being an Investigation of True and of Fabulous Theology'" by R. Watson (Philadelphia: Printed by James Carey, 1796), 80 pages, Evans 31571.Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with significant rubbing and scuffing to the boards and spine, and a bump to the fore edge. The hinges are cracked, and the text block is significantly cracked between the last page of "The Speech of Mr. Ames" and the first page of "A Serious Address." The endpapers are toned, and display a previous owner's signature on the front flyleaf and ink annotation on the rear paste-down. Toning, foxing, and occasional moisture markings appear throughout the interior. The first page of "A Serious Address" shows a large tear at the bottom edge. A fold-out table is present at the end of "An Enquiry How Far the Punishment of Death is Necessary," charting the statistics of capital crimes in the late eighteenth century.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 Decorative ANTIQUE POETRY Limited Edition Gummere Stork Arcade Ambo Burns Birthday Book Harte Two Men Sandy Bar Brine Carleton E Pauline Johnson Mohawk Tribe Nature Celluloid Wrappers

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Description: Book Details: This lot consists of the antique poetry books shown in the corresponding images.Among the titles in this lot are a scarce limited edition copy of "Arcade Ambo," being copy number 49 out of 200; "Song of the River"; and "Poems of Peace and War." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including foxing, moisture markings, detaching/detached boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.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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George Mountain SONGS OF THE WILDERNESS 1846 Antique Poetry Hudson's Bay Company Canada Sonnets Plates

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Description: Title: Songs of the Wilderness: Being a Collection of Poems, Written in Some Different Parts of the Territory of the Hudson's Bay Company, and in the Wilds of Canada, on the Route to That Territory, in the Spring and Summer of 1844Author: George Mountain - George Jehoshaphat Mountain was a British-Canadian Anglican bishop (3rd Anglican Bishop of Quebec), the first Principal of McGill College from 1824 to 1835, and the founder of Bishop's University.Publisher: Francis & John RivingtonCity: LondonYear: 1846Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 153 pagesWidth: 4.5" Height: 7"Book Details: The endpaper of this volume displays two penciled bibliographical citations: TPL 2791, SABIN C51187Condition / Notes: This antique volume, in brown cloth, with blind-stamped decoration to the covers and spine and gilt lettering to the spine, has a separating front board. The volume displays vertical cracking and a small horizontal crack to the spine cover, and bumping to the corners and spine extremities. A previous owner's signature is present to the front flyleaf, and scattered foxing can be found on the endpapers. A list of errata is present at the start of the text. Scattered small ink annotations appear in the text, noting printing errors. The work is illustrated with four tissue-guarded plates, one of which is the frontispiece.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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John Wesley Powell SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF ETHNOLOGY 1888 Antique Anthropology Arctic Eskimo Canada Greenland Alaska Natural History

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Description: Title: Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1884-'85Author: J. W. Powell - John Wesley Powell (March 24, 1834 – September 23, 1902) was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, including the first known passage by Europeans through the Grand Canyon.Powell served as second director of the U.S. Geological Survey (1881–1894) and proposed, for development of the arid West, policies that were prescient for his accurate evaluation of conditions. He became the first director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution during his service as director of the U.S. Geological Survey, where he supported linguistic and sociological research and publications. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]Publisher: Government Printing OfficeCity: Washington, D. C.Year: 1888Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 675Width: 8.5" Height: 11.75"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This antique volume has a separating front board and cracked rear hinge. The volume is in brown cloth, with gilt pictorial design to the front cover and gilt lettering and pictorial design to the spine. The volume displays external wear, with rubbing, bumping to corners and spine extremities, and an abrasion near the foot of the spine. The text block displays toning to the outer edge, and a moisture marking to the bottom of the outer edge, which intrudes only onto the edges of the interior pages. An envelope from the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology has been affixed to the front paste-down, dated 1890. Two of the preliminary pages are separated. The interior is largely clean, with only the aforementioned faint moisture markings to the edges of pages. This work is well illustrated with textual and full-page illustrations of Eskimo peoples, their artwork, and their hunting implements. A few pages of "Music of the Eskimo" can also be found near the rear. At the rear of the volume, a pocket contains two well preserved, color fold-out maps. This volume contains an index, glossary, and appendix.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50

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2V Georg August Schweinfurth THE HEART OF AFRICA 1874 First American Edition Antique English Travel & Exploration Tissue-Guarded Plates Woodcuts

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Description: Title: The Heart of Africa. Three Years' Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of Central Africa from 1865 to 1871.Author: Georg Schweinfurth - Georg August Schweinfurth (December 29, 1836 – September 19, 1925) was a Baltic German botanist, traveller in East Central Africa and ethnologist. [Courtesy Wikipedia]Translator: Ellen E. FrewerPublisher: Harper & Brothers, PublishersCity: New YorkYear: 1874Printing Information: First US EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Full Set: YesWidth: 6.5" Height: 9.75"Book Details: Dr. Schweinfurth, a German botanist, details his scientific expedition to the interior Sudan and the Congo from 1868-1871. Condition / Notes: This is the first American edition of this set. The antique volumes are bound in green cloth covers with blindstamped lettering on the spines. There is light rubbing concentrated at the extremities. The second volume has a crack in the rear hinge. The first volume has solid binding. The text blocks are solid. Each volume contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting. The works are profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and textual illustrations (woodcuts).The books are protected by clear mylar dust jackets.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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William Scoresby THE ARCTIC REGIONS AND THE NORTHERN WHALE FISHERY c1850 Antique English Nautical Travel & Exploration Wood Engraved Frontispiece Small Format

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Description: Title: The Arctic Regions and the Northern Whale-FisheryAuthor: William Scoresby - Rev Dr William Scoresby FRS FRSE DD (5 October 1789 – 21 March 1857), was an English Arctic explorer, scientist and clergyman. [Courtesy Wikipedia]Publisher: The Religious Tract SocietyCity: LondonYear: c. 1850Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 192 pagesWidth: 4.25" Height: 6.5"Book Details: “The following pages contain, in an abridged and somewhat modified form, the substance of the first volume of Captain Scoresby’s work on the Arctic Regions and the Whale Fishery, Edinburgh, 1820.”Condition / Notes: This antique small-format volume is bound in blindstamped cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and illustration on the spine. There is mild external rubbing. The binding is solid. A former owner's inscription appears on the front flyleaf. The wood-engraved frontispiece depicts Spitzbergen. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting.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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300Pcs Horoscope VINTAGE & ANTIQUE ASTROLOGY EPHEMERA Madame Zora Fortune Teller Game Coin Operated Machine Zodiac & Its Mysteries A F Seward Occult Cards Reading Divination

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Description: Details: This lot consists of the antique astrology ephemera shown in the corresponding images.Among the approximately 300 pieces in this lot are numerous horoscope cards (for 1925) from a coin-operated machine; a 1935 direction sheet for Madame Zora Fortune Teller game; and a 1915 book, "The Zodiac & Its Mysteries" by A. F. Seward. It should be noted that not all zodiac signs are represented in the horoscope cards.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" to 7" x 10 1/4", may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, soiling, and edge wear.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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50Pcs Chromolithograph Cards VINTAGE & ANTIQUE CATHOLIC EPHEMERA & WOODEN SICK BOX Holy Water Crosses Mary Jesus Christ Plates Candle Holders Pendant Saints Crucifix Cecilia Theresa Nativity

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Description: Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique Catholic ephemera and wooden sick box shown in the corresponding images.Among the approximately 50 pieces in this lot are chromolithograph cards of Jesus, Mary, the nativity scene, and various saints, including Theresa and Cecilia; a "sick box" with a holy water bottle, candle holders, and plates; and a wooden box of crucifix pendants.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These pieces may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, minor chipping, and faint soiling. The sick box measures approximately 15" x 8 1/2" x 5".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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John Mead Howells LOST EXAMPLES OF COLONIAL ARCHITECTURE 1931 Limited Edition Antique Design Cottages Churches Interiors Photo Plates

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Description: Title: Lost Examples of Colonial ArchitectureAuthor: John Mead Howells - John Mead Howells was an American architect. Howells served as president of the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects and the Society of Architects Diplômes. He was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, named a Chevalier by the French Legion of Honor and an officer of the Order of the Crown (Belgium), and served on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1933 to 1937. Howells wrote several books on architectural history.[3] In 1944 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician.Publisher: William Helburn, Inc.City: New YorkYear: 1931Printing Information: Limited EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: unpaginatedWidth: 9.75" Height: 13.25"Book Details: The subtitle of this volume is "Buildings that have Disappeared or Been so Altered as to be Denatured. Public Buildings, Semi-Public, Churches, Cottages, County Houses, Town Houses, Interiors, Details."Condition / Notes: This is a limited edition of this work, being copy number 313 out of 1100. The volume is bound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering and decoration to the cover and spine. The exterior is toned in some areas, and fraying appears at the extremities. The binding is sound. The text block is mildly foxed, with some mild foxing present internally. The interior is otherwise clean and bright, with 192 glossy photo plates. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL SURVEY OF THE TERRITORIES 1883 Antique American Travel & Exploration Westward Expansion Wyoming Idaho Color Plates Fold-Out Maps Charts Views

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Description: Title: Twelfth Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories: A Report of Progress of the Exploration in Wyoming and Idaho for the Year 1878.Author: F. V. Hayden - Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden (September 7, 1829 – December 22, 1887) was an American geologist noted for his pioneering surveying expeditions of the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century. He was also a physician who served with the Union Army during the Civil War. [Courtesy Wikipedia]Publisher: Government Printing OfficeCity: WashingtonYear: 1883Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 1 Full Set: NoPagination: xxiv/500 pagesWidth: 6.25" Height: 9.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is the second part only of this two-volume work. The antique volume is bound in brown cloth covers with blindstamped lettering on the spine. The exteriors show moderate toning, rubbing, and bowing. The binding is sound. The rear endpaper shows moisture marking. The tissue-guarded color frontispiece depicts Pink Terraces. The pages show light age toning and scattered light marginal spotting/smudging. The work is lavishly illustrated with black and white as well as color plates, and numerous fold-out maps and illustrations.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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Joyce / Sullivan / Nunan ATLAS AND CYCLOPEDIA ON IRELAND 1900 Antique Irish Geography & History Color Maps Photographic Plates Portraits

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Description: Title: Atlas and Cyclopedia or Ireland Part I. A comprehensive Delineation of the Thiry-Two Counties, with a Beautifully Colored Map of Each, Arranged Alphabetically, Showing Over 11,000 Cities, Towns, Villages, and Places of Public Interest. Part II. The General HistoryAuthor: A. M. Sullivan, P. D. Nunan, P. W. JoycePublisher: Murphy & McCarthy, PublishersCity: New YorkYear: 1900Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: Unpaginated atlas / x/281 pagesWidth: 9" Height: 11.5"Book Details: This title contains two books in one, with the atlas portion unpaginated (200+ pages).Condition / Notes: This volume is solidly bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. The pages show scattered light marginal smudging and foxing. The work is lavishly illustrated with photographic plates, portraits of Irish historical figures, and color maps.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50

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A COLLECTION OF TESTIMONIES CONCERNING SEVERAL MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL AMONGST THE PEOPLE CALLED QUAKERS DECEASED 1760 First Edition Antique English Theology Society Of Friends Christianity

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Description: Title: A Collection of Testimonies Concerning Several Ministers of the Gospel amongst the People Called Quakers, Deceased: With Some of Their Last Expressions and Exhortations - uncredited authorAuthor: uncredited authorPublisher: Printed and Sold by Luke HindeCity: LondonYear: 1760Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: [12] 372 pagesWidth: 5.25" Height: 8.25"Book Details: These are short biographies of 17th and 18th century English Quakers with special attention paid to the manner of their deaths.This collection contains testimonies concerning 126 Friends. Smith II:720, Sabin 66920Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. This antique volume is bound in tooled leather with raised bands on the spine. There is heavy rubbing and chipping concentrated at the extremities. The hinges are cracked, with the front board beginning to separate. The text block is solid. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light foxing.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Joseph Emerson LECTURES ON THE MILLENNIUM 1818 First Edition Antique American Theology Revelations Lecture Series 12mo

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Description: Title: Lectures on the MillenniumAuthor: Joseph EmersonPublisher: Published by Samuel T. ArmstrongCity: BostonYear: 1818Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: vi/288 pagesWidth: 3.75" Height: 6.25"Book Details: A rare series of lectures on the last days described in Revelations and the peace that will follow.Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique leather 12mo volume has a separated front board and a partially separated rear board. There is stamped gilt ruling and a library label on the spine. The exterior shows moderate rubbing and toning. The text block is solid. There are library bookplates on the pastedowns. The pages show light to moderate age toning and scattered foxing.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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3V Thomas Hood THE COMIC ANNUAL 1833 1834 1837 Antique Humor Series Political Cartoons Caricatures

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Description: Book Details: This lot includes three uniformly bound volumes of "The Comic Annual" by Thomas Hood from the years 1833 (London: Charles Tilt), 1834 (London: Charles Tilt), and 1837 (London: A. H. Baily and Co.). Each volume is 175 pages.Thomas Hood (23 May 1799 – 3 May 1845) was an English poet, author and humourist, best known for poems such as "The Bridge of Sighs" and "The Song of the Shirt". Hood wrote regularly for "The London Magazine," the "Athenaeum," and "Punch." He later published a magazine largely consisting of his own works. William Michael Rossetti in 1903 called him "the finest English poet" between the generations of Shelley and Tennyson. Hood was the father of playwright and humourist Tom Hood (1835–1874). The series of the "Comic Annual," dating from 1830, was a kind of publication popular at that time, which Hood undertook and continued almost unassisted for several years. Under that title he treated all the leading events of the day in caricature, without personal malice, and with an undercurrent of sympathy. Readers were also treated to an incessant use of puns, of which Hood had written in his own vindication, "However critics may take offence,/A double meaning has double sense", but as he gained experience as a writer, his diction became simpler (both paragraphs courtesy of Wikipedia).Condition / Notes: These antique volumes, measuring 4.5" by 6.5", are bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards and four raised bands. These volumes display moderate external wear, with rubbing to the covers and extremities, and faint vertical cracking along spine edges. All three volumes' bindings are cracked at the front hinge. The text blocks are adorned with marbled page edges, and the volumes contain marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplates are present to the front paste-downs. The interiors of these volumes are generally clean and bright, with only a few spots of soiling. These works are profusely illustrated with humorous cartoons in black and white.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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John Bunyan THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS 1805 Antique Theological Literature Plates

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Description: Title: The Pilgrim's Progress, from This World to That Which Is to Come: Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream. Wherein is Discovered, I. The Manner of His Setting Out. II. His Dangerous Journey; and III. His Safe Arrival at the Desired Country. Complete in Two Parts.Author: John Bunyan - John Bunyan was an English Christian writer and preacher, who is well known for his book "The Pilgrim's Progress." Though he became a non-conformist and member of an Independent church, and although he has been described both as a Baptist and as a Congregationalist, he himself preferred to be described simply as a Christian. He is remembered in the Church of England with a Lesser Festival on August 30, and on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (US) on August 29.Publisher: Printed and Published by S. C. UstickCity: Burlington, New JerseyYear: 1805Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 198 pagesWidth: 4.5" Height: 7.5"Book Details: "The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come" is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. Bunyan began his work while in the Bedfordshire county prison for violations of the Conventicle Act, which prohibited the holding of religious services outside the auspices of the established Church of England. Early Bunyan scholars such as John Brown believed The Pilgrim's Progress was begun in Bunyan's second, shorter imprisonment for six months in 1675, but more recent scholars such as Roger Sharrock believe that it was begun during Bunyan's initial, more lengthy imprisonment from 1660 to 1672 right after he had written his spiritual autobiography, "Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners."Condition / Notes: This antique volume is the scarce Burlington, New Jersey imprint of this classic title. The volume is bound in full leather, with faded gilt lettering to the spine, scuffing, and significant rubbing to the exterior. The binding is cracked at the front hinge, and a few pages in the middle of the text block are shaken. A previous owner's period signature and decoration appear on the front paste-down, with some blue ink from the signature present on the verso of the frontis. The interior of this volume displays toning and foxing, illustrated with engraved plates.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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3V The North Pole DECORATIVE ANTIQUE POLAR & ARCTIC EXPLORATION Cook & Peary Expedition Finding Munsen Furthest Tropical Worlds Hall Cabot Equatorial Regions Hartwig Nautical History

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Description: Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique books on polar and arctic exploration shown in the corresponding images.Included in this lot are the following titles: "Finding the North Pole. Dr. Cook's Own Story of His Discovery, April 21, 1908" (1909)"Fridtjof Nansen's 'Farthest North'"(1898)"The Polar and Tropical Worlds" (1873)To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, edge wear, light scattered foxing, and detached/detaching boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.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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John Austin Stevens / Martha Joanna Lamb / Nathan Gillett Pond THE MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY 1879 Antique United States History Fold-Out Plates Maps

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Description: Title: The Magazine of American History with Notes and QueriesAuthor: uncredited authorEditor: John Austin Stevens - John Austin Stevens Jr. was a leader of business, an adviser of government and a student of the American Revolution. While he was born to a prominent banking family with political connections, it was his interest in U.S. history and his founding of Sons of the Revolution (SR) for which he is best known., Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett PondPublisher: A. S. Barnes & CompanyCity: New York / ChicagoYear: 1879Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 783 pages/11 pages advertisementsWidth: 8" Height: 9.75"Book Details: "The Magazine of American History" was established in January 1877 by Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond and John Austin Stevens with the long title "The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries." It was issued monthly. This volume includes articles on George Washington's correspondence, Major Andre, Amerigo Vespucci, the Battle of Monmouth, the Battle of Buena Vista, and more.Condition / Notes: This is Volume III of "The Magazine of American History." This antique volume is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. The volume displays rubbing, cracking to spine edges, and scattered soiling. The front hinge is cracked, and the hinges have been reinforced with cloth. An armorial bookplate appears on the front paste-down of the marbled endpapers. The interior is clean and bright, illustrated with tissue-guarded and fold-out plates and maps.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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William Henry Jackson THE CANONS OF COLORADO c1890 Antique American West History & Photography Canyons Railroads Accordion Fold Brass Snap

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Description: Title: The Canons of Colorado. From Photographs by W. H. Jackson.Author: William Henry Jackson - William Henry Jackson (April 4, 1843 – June 30, 1942) was an American painter, Civil War veteran, geological survey photographer and an explorer famous for his images of the American West. He was a great-great nephew of Samuel Wilson, the progenitor of America's national symbol Uncle Sam. [Courtesy Wikipedia]Publisher: Frank S. Thayer, PublisherCity: DenverYear: c. 1890Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 16 photographsWidth: 5.75" Height: 8.25"Book Details: A collection of sixteen landscape photographs taken from originals by the famous frontier photographer W. H. Jackson.Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blindstamped cloth covers depicting the Royal Gorge. The covers have a flap with a brass fastening snap. There is light rubbing at the extremities. The binding is solid. The title page show light smudging. The sixteen photographs are clean and bright, printed on heavy stock, bound accordion-fashion.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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Pindar PINDARI OLYMPIA PYTHIA NEMEA ISTHMIA 1612 Antique Poetry Latin Illustrated Initials Vellum Binding

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Description: Title: Pindari Olympia, Pythia, Nemea, Isthmia. Caeterorum octo Lyricorum carmina, Alcaei, Sapphus, Stesichori, Ibyci, Anacreontis, Bacchylidis, Simonidis, Alcmanis, Nonnulla etiam aliorumAuthor: Pindar - Pindar was an Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes. Of the canonical nine lyric poets of ancient Greece, his work is the best preserved. Quintilian wrote, "Of the nine lyric poets, Pindar is by far the greatest, in virtue of his inspired magnificence, the beauty of his thoughts and figures, the rich exuberance of his language and matter, and his rolling flood of eloquence, characteristics which, as Horace rightly held, make him inimitable." His poems however can also seem difficult and even peculiar. The Athenian comic playwright Eupolis once remarked that they "are already reduced to silence by the disinclination of the multitude for elegant learning". Some scholars in the modern age also found his poetry perplexing, at least up until the discovery in 1896 of some poems by his rival Bacchylides, when comparisons of their work showed that many of Pindar's idiosyncrasies are typical of archaic genres rather than of the poet himself. The brilliance of his poetry then began to be more widely appreciated. However his style still challenges the casual reader and he continues to be a much admired though largely unread poet. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Oliua Pavli StephaniCity: UnknownYear: 1612Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 684 pagesWidth: 3" Height: 5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This scarce antique volume is bound in full vellum, with faded handwritten title and date on the spine and blind-stamped borders on the covers. The volume shows scattered soiling to the exterior. The binding is firm, and the text block is significantly toned. A signature dated 1713 is present to the front paste-down. The interior of the volume displays scattered spots of moisture, soiling, and foxing, but is exceedingly well preserved, considering its age. The text is adorned with illustrated initials, head pieces, and tail pieces.This volume has been collated, and appears to be complete. There are 684 numbered pages, and 10 tailpieces.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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Scarce Signed MAURICE SENDAK Where The Wild Things Are Poster Print 1971 Let The Wild Rumpus Start Children's Illustration Art Agent Provenance

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Description: Details: This signed print from Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal Award Classic Where the Wild Things Are was manufactured in 1971 as part of a series of 19 images selected from eight different titles by Mr. Sendak and newly rephotographed from the original artwork at the Sendak Archives, Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, to allow friends and collectors the opportunity to acquire top-grade reproductions to hang on their walls without having to mutilate any of this books.These prints were originally issued unsigned, but a select few were autographed by Sendak for friends and occasionally for concessionary sale; this particular print was signed in ink, lower right, for Sendak's agent, from whom the print comes to us.This print is entitled Let the Wild Rumpus Start and measures approx. 16"x24".Maurice Bernard Sendak (1928-2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963. Born to Jewish-Polish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Besides Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak also wrote works such as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, and illustrated many works by other authors including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik.Please attend our live sale to examine this and many other rare and collectible Sendak items in person.Condition / Notes: This print shows beautifully with very minimal signs of age or handling.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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Samuel Taylor Coleridge THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER Antique Poetry Gustave Dore Illustrations Plates

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Description: Title: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven PartsAuthor: Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan," as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence, via Emerson, on American transcendentalism.Throughout his adult life, Coleridge suffered from crippling bouts of anxiety and depression; it has been speculated by some that he suffered from bipolar disorder, a condition as yet unidentified during his lifetime. Coleridge suffered from poor health that may have stemmed from a bout of rheumatic fever and other childhood illnesses. He was treated for these concerns with laudanum, which fostered a lifelong opium addiction.Editor: Henry C. WalshPublisher: Henry AltemusCity: PhiladelphiaYear: UnknownBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: unpaginatedWidth: 11" Height: 14.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is the Altemus' Edition of this work. This antique volume, in green cloth with faded stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to the front cover, and blindstamped lettering and design to the spine and rear cover, has a separating front board. The volume shows significant external wear, with scattered soiling, fraying to the extremities, and minor loss to the head and foot of the spine. The binding is cracked at the rear hinge, and the text block is beginning to separate roughly halfway through the text. The interior shows scattered mild soiling, and some closed edge tears to the pages. This volume is profusely illustrated with plates, including a frontispiece, by French artist Gustave Dore. The work also includes tailpiece illustrations and historiated initials.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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Author-Signed Ann Pares THE MAN WHO ATE HIS TROUSERS 2001 Limited Edition Arctic Exploration History Correspondence George Back Canada Fold-Out Map Clamshell Case

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Description: Title: "The Man Who Ate His Trousers": A Narrative of the Life of Admiral Sir George Back RN 1796-1878Author: Ann Pares - Ann Pares is a descendant of Admiral Sir George Back. Publisher: Printed by Salisbury Printing Co. Ltd.City: UnknownYear: 2001Printing Information: Limited EditionBinding Style: Other - see descriptionPagination: 205 pagesWidth: 7" Height: 10.5"Book Details: This volume contains a biography of British naval officer and explorer Admiral Sir George Back, known for his expeditions in the Canadian Arctic. Ann Pares, the author of this very scarce work, is the great granddaughter of Back's niece. Condition / Notes: This very scarce volume is one of thirty copies of this title printed, according to a note from the printer, which is included in this lot. Laid in with this volume are numerous documents and correspondence retained by the consignor, including three letters from the author to John Lentz, a scholar of Back who participated in an expedition down the Back River. These letters detail Lentz' obtainment of the title, and confirmation of the limited number of copies, as well as the continued conversation between Lentz and Pares about writings related to Back.This softcover volume, with pictorial design on the wrappers and portrait of Back on the rear cover, is mildly edgeworn and displays mild shelfwear. The binding is firm, and a small bump appears in the upper fore corner of the text block. The interior of this volume is clean and bright, richly illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs and prints, including prints of Back's own artwork. A fold-out print of a map, drawn by Back, of the Arctic Land Expedition of 1833-34 is also present, in excellent condition. The volume and envelope of related ephemera are housed in a pristine clamshell case, with leather spine label and gilt lettering and ruling to the 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: $4.50

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William A Jones REPORT UPON THE RECONNAISSANCE OF NORTHWESTERN WYOMING INCLUDING YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK 1875 Antique American Travel & Exploration Fold-Out Plates Maps Tables Westward Expansion Manifest Destiny

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Description: Title: Report upon the Reconnaissance of Northwestern Wyoming, Including Yellowstone National Park, Made in the Summer of 1873Author: William A. JonesPublisher: Government Printing OfficeCity: WashingtonYear: 1875Printing Information: Second EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: vi/331 pages plus 55 folding maps/plates & 2 folding tablesWidth: 6.25" Height: 9.5"Book Details: An important early report on surveys in Wyoming and the Yellowstone basin. "Particularly valuable to a student of the early trails ... The large number of sketch maps ... comprise a most detailed itinerary map" (Wheat). Notable for the report of Jones' discovery of Togwotee Pass, the southern route out of the Yellowstone Basin. Howes J245; Wheat, Transmississippi West V:298; Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire, p. 411Condition / Notes: This is the second expanded edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in the publisher's cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light external rubbing and toning. The front hinge is cracked. An armorial bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. The pages show light age toning and occasional spotting/foxing, mostly in the margins. The work is profusely illustrated with 55 folding maps and plates, plus two folding tables. There are some tears and separations to the foldouts.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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Thomas Godwyn MOSES & AARON CIVIL & ECCLESIASTICAL RITES Antique Theology Old Testament Biblical History Roman Attick Antiquities

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Description: Title: Moses & Aaron: Civil and Ecclesiastical Rites, Used by the Ancient Hebrews; Observed, and at Large Opened, for the Clearing of Many Obscure Texts Thorowout the Whole Scripture. Which Texts are Now Added to the End of the Book. Wherein Likewise is Shewed What Customs the Hebrews Borrowed from Heathen People: and That Many Heathenish Customs, Originally, Have Been Unwarrantable Imitation of the HebrewsAuthor: Thomas Godwyn - Thomas Godwyn D.D. was an English headmaster and scholar.On leaving the university Godwin was appointed chief master of Abingdon School, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), where he remained for several years(1608-25). While there he established an innovative scholarship for poor boys, the ‘Bennett boys’. Godwyn became the first fellow of the newly founded Pembroke College, Oxford (1624), became chaplain to the Bishop of Bath and Wells and rector of Brightwell, Berkshire (1626-43).Godwyn was a voluminous writer, and about 1614 he published "Florilegium Phrasicon" and "Romanae Historiae Anthologia" (an English treatise on Roman antiquities), both for the use of Abingdon School. These were the only school text books on the subject for a century. He also wrote a "Synopsis of Hebrew Antiquities," and in 1625 "Moses and Aaron, or Civil and Ecclesiastical Rites Used by the Ancient Hebrews." In his preface to Roman Antiquities, Godwyn gives a picture of the difficulties of writing his book in the noisy surroundings of the school room. "If it fail to please, put it down to the whispered chatterings of the noisy boys amongst whom the work had its origin; but if approved ascribe it to the continuous questionings of the boys."Publisher: Printed by Richard HodgkinsonCity: LondonYear: UnknownBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 266/270/375 pagesWidth: 6" Height: 7.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This volume contains three titles, each separately paginated, with their own title pages. The latter two titles are: "Romane Historiae Athologia Recognita et Aucta. An English Exposition of the Roman Antiquities: Wherein Many Roman and English-Offices are Parallel'd, and Divers Obscure Phrases Explain'd" (London: Printed by J. C. for Peter Parker, 1671). "Archaeologiae Atticae Libri Septem. Seven Books of the Attick Antiquities" (Oxford: Printed by Henry Hall for John Adams, and Edward Forrest, 1670).This antique volume has a detached front board. The former library book is in black cloth ,with leather backstrip. The volume's exterior displays significant rubbing and chipping at the spine extremities. A star and number are visible at the foot of the spine, presumably a library marking. The text block is cracked. A library bookplate is present to the front paste-down. The interior of this volume displays toning, occasional insect damage, and scattered mild foxing. Some top page edges have been trimmed such that there is minor loss to headers. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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William Charles Baldwin AFRICAN HUNTING 1863 Antique Expedition Journals Africa Zulu Country Transvaal Republic Lake Ngami Sport & Big Game Animals Plates Fold-Out Map

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Description: Title: African Hunting: From Natal to the Zambesi, including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, etc., from 1852 to 1860Author: William Charles BaldwinPublisher: Harper & Brothers, PublishersCity: New YorkYear: 1863Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 397 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisementsWidth: 5.5" Height: 8"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped purple cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows mild external wear, with tearing and/or minor loss at the ends of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The pages display occasional light foxing. The book is protected by a plastic cover.This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, as well as in-text and full-page illustrations. The fold-out map at the front of the volume is intact.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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Bilingual Theology THE FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES Decorative Antique English & Hebrew Bible Torah Leather Binding Vienna Genesis Exodus Leviticus Deuteronomy Haphtorah Sabbath Prayer

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Description: Book Details: This lot consists of the antique Hebrew and English Bible shown in the corresponding images.This decorative leather edition of "The Five Books of Moses" was published in Vienna, Austria in 1927 by Jos. Schlesinger, and features facing pages of Hebrew and English text.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in leather with stamped gilt ornamentation and lettering. The front hinge is cracked, and there is very mild external age/wear. The volume has a leather fastening strap. The text block is solid. The book is adorned with gilt edges and floral-patterned endpapers. The pages are clean with mild age toning.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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James Mason ICE-WORLD ADVENTURES c1876 Antique Arctic Exploration Polar Expeditions Iceland English Expedition 1875 Eskimo

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Description: Title: Ice-World Adventures: or, Voyages and Travels in the Arctic Regions. From the Discovery of Iceland to the English Expedition of 1875.Author: uncredited authorEditor: James MasonPublisher: Ward, Lock and TylerCity: LondonYear: c. 1876Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 460 pagesWidth: 5.5" Height: 7.5"Book Details: From the preface: "In the following work an account is given of all the remarkable expeditions made into the Polar World from the discovery of Iceland to the English Expedition of 1875 . . . It is a book which contains, in a more convenient form perhaps than any other, a record of the enterprise of civilised man within the Arctic Circle."Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth with pictorial paste down, black stamped decoration, and gilt lettering to the front cover, and gilt lettering and black stamped ornamentation to the spine. The volume displays moderate wear, with rubbing to the spine edges and extremities, and scattered soiling. The binding is cracked at the rear hinge. The text block is adorned with gilt edges, and is cracked between pages 336 and 337. Some sections of pages are shaken. The interior of the volume displays occasional foxing, but is otherwise clean and bright, profusely illustrated with plates depicting scenes of polar exploration, equipment used, and portraits of well-known Arctic explorers. Several fold-out plates and a fold-out map are also present. This volume contains an index. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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William Bates / John Tillotson ANTIQUE ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN FUNERAL SERMONS 1678/1682/1692 Thomas Manton Gouge Richard Baxter Theology

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Description: Title: A Funeral Sermon, Preached upon the Death of the Reverend and Excellent Divine Dr. Thomas Manton, Who Deceas'd Octob. 18. 1677. To Which is Now Added, the Last Publick Sermon Dr. Manton Preached. / A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of the REverend Mr. Thomas Gouge, the 4th of Nobemb. 1681. At S. Anne's Blackfriars; with a Brief Account of His Life. / A Funeral-Sermon for hte REverend, Holy and Excellent Divine, Mr. Richard Baxter, Who Deceased Demb. 8. 1691. With Some Account of His Life.Author: John Tillotson, William Bates (minister) - William Bates (1625–1699) was an English presbyterian minister. [Courtesy Wikipedia]Publisher: Printed by J. D. for Brabazon Aylmer / Printed by M. F. for Brabazon AlymerCity: LondonYear: 1678/1682/1692Binding Style: Other - see descriptionPagination: 79/103/132 pagesWidth: 4" Height: 6.25"Book Details: William Bates, D.D. (1625-1699), who has been called the "silver-tongued divine". The funeral sermon for a fellow minister among the Puritans became a quite special occasion, calling forth the highest eloquence. In the last years of his life Bates was pastor of the presbyterian church of Hackney. He died there 14 July 1699, aged seventy-four, having outlived and preached the funeral sermons of Baxter, Manton, Jacomb, and Clarkson. His death was celebrated in a widely published sermon by Howe.Condition / Notes: This small antique volume (three texts bound as one) is disbound, retaining a plain leather spine cover. The text block is solid. The pages show light age toning and scattered light spotting and foxing, mostly in the margins.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50

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50Pcs Vintage Antique HISTORICAL GENEALOGY RESEARCH ARCHIVE Clippings Manuscripts Correspondence Notes Periodicals Photographs NY Burials Monographs Skilton Hewitt Hughitt Cotta Ingersoll Everett Shultz

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Description: Details: This lot comprises a sizeable file of genealogical research materials, including newspaper clippings, manuscripts, handwritten and typewritten correspondence, notes, historical periodicals, records of interments, small press historical monographs, antique portrait photographs, etc.Surnames discussed in this archive include Skilton, Hewitt, Hughitt, Cotta, Ingersoll, Everett, and Shultz.Please attend our live sale to inspect these materials individually.Condition / Notes: This antique and vintage material shows mild to significant signs of age and use.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $25.50

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Robert Nelson THE PRACTICE OF TRUE DEVOTION 1735 Antique Theology Devotional Literature Christianity Illustrated Initials

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Description: Title: The Practice of True Devotion, in Relation to the End, as well as the Means of Religion; with an Office for the Holy CommunionAuthor: Robert Nelson - Robert Nelson was an English lay religious writer and nonjuror.Publisher: Printed and Sold by M. DowningCity: LondonYear: 1735Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 327 pagesWidth: 4" Height: 6.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This antique volume has a detached rear board, and separating front board. The volume is in full leather, with five raised bands. The volume displays significant wear. The interior of this volume is toned and foxed, ornamented with illustrated headpieces, tailpieces, and illustrated initials.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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50Pcs Vintage Antique Ephemera NEW YORK STATE HISTORY Panorama Hudson Bombardment Tompkins County Revolution Cazenovia Seminary Art

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Description: Details: This group lot comprises approx. fifty (50) pieces of antique and vintage ephemera relating to New York State history.Items include: Panorama of the Hudson; The Bombardment of New York; Report of the Half Century Club, Tompkins County, 1881; The American Revolution in New York; and Alumni and Alumnae of Cazenovia Seminary 1840-93.Please attend our live sale to examine these historic items individually.Condition / Notes: These printed items show mild to significant signs of age and wear.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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2V Eugene Schuyler TURKISTAN 1878 First Edition Antique Travel & Exploration Khokand Bukhara Kuldja Chromolithograph Fold-Out Map Plates Frontispieces

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Description: Title: Turkistan: Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and KuldjaAuthor: Eugene Schuyler - Eugene Schuyler (Ithaca, New York, February 26, 1840 – Venice, Italy, July 16, 1890) was a nineteenth-century American scholar, writer, explorer and diplomat. Schuyler was one of the first three Americans to earn a Ph.D. from an American university; and the first American translator of Ivan Turgenev and Lev Tolstoi. He was the first American diplomat to visit Russian Central Asia, and as American Consul General in Constantinople he played a key role in publicizing Turkish atrocities in Bulgaria in 1876 during the April Uprising. He was the first American Minister to Romania and Serbia, and U.S. Minister to Greece. [Courtesy Wikipedia]Publisher: Scribner, Armstrong & Co.City: New YorkYear: 1876Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Full Set: YesWidth: 6.5" Height: 9.5"Book Details: From the preface:I have attempted in this book to give my impression of what I myself saw, and of what I learned from my intercourse both with Russians and natives . . . I hope, then, that my readers will believe that the criticisms made upon certain acts of the Russian administration in Central Asia are not made in a spirit of fault-finding. It is evidently for the interest of Russia that the mistakes and faults of the Russian policy should be known, and should be remedied as soon as possible.Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this set. The antique volumes are bound in cloth covers showing stamped black and gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spines and front covers. The first volume is in red cloth while the second is in green. The books show moderate rubbing and toning concentrated at the extremities. The first volume has a cracked rear hinge; the second volume is solidly bound. The books have solid text blocks.Each volume contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece depicting an ethnic group from the regions discussed. The pages show mild age toning with occasional light marginal smudging/foxing. The books are profusely illustrated with engraved plates, textual illustrations, and chromolithograph fold-out maps.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50

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3V Charles Brockden Brown THE AMERICAN REGISTER 1807-1808 Antique History Politics & Science State Papers Law Poetry Catalogues

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Description: Title: The American Register, or, General Repository of History, Politics, & ScienceAuthor: Charles Brockden BrownPublisher: Published by C. & A. Conrad & Co and 3 othersCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1807-1808Binding Style: HardcoverWidth: 6" Height: 9.5"Book Details: In 1806 Charles Brockden Brown began a semi-annual publication called the American Register or General Repository of History, Politics, and Science, which he conducted until his death in 1810. Each issue of this encyclopedia of current information contained five hundred pages, most of them devoted to "annals" of Europe and American, abstracts of laws, state papers, a section of news, and registers of deaths. There were also catalogs of British and American publications, some miscellaneous articles, and a little poetry.Condition / Notes: This antique set is uniformly bound in marbled paper covers with a leather backstrip bearing stamped gilt lettering/ruling. There is moderate external age/wear. There is some internal weakness to the hinges and occasional loose pages in the mostly-solid text blocks. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered spotting/foxing.For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $8.50

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Robert Barclay A CATECHISM AND CONFESSION OF FAITH 1788 Antique Theology Quaker History Quakerism Society Of Friends

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Description: Title: A Catechism and Confession of Faith, Approved of and Agreed Unto, by the General Assembly of the Patriarchs, Prophets and Apostles, Christ Himself Chief Speaker In and Among Them. Which Containeth a True and Faithful Account of the Principles and Doctrines, Which are Most Surely Believed by the Churches of Christ in Great Britain and Ireland, Who are Reproachfully Called by the Name of Quakers; Yet are Found in the One Faith with the Primitive Church and Saints, as is Most Clearly Demonstrated by Some Plain Scripture Testimonies, (without Consequences or Commentaries) Which are Here Collected, and Inserted by Way of Answer to a few Weighty, yet Easy and Familiar Qestions, Fitted as Well for the Wisest and Largest, as for the Weakest and Lowest Capacities. To Which is Added, an Expostulation with, and Appeal to, all Other Professors.Author: Robert Barclay - Robert Barclay was a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was also governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s, although he himself never resided in the colony.Publisher: Printed by Joseph JamesCity: PhiladelphiaYear: 1788Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 149/34 pagesWidth: 4.25" Height: 6.75"Book Details: Evans 20950Condition / Notes: This volume contains an additional title, separately paginated with its own title page: "The Ancient Testimony of the People Called Quakers, Revived; by the Order and Approbation of the Yearly Meeting, Held for the Provinces of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1722" (also Philadelphia: Printed by Joseph James, 1788). This antique volume, in rubbed half leather with grey cloth boards, has a separated front board and separating rear board, and is lacking a spine cover. The volume is adorned with marbled endpapers. A previous owner's signature is present on the title page, as well as on the final page of text. The interior of the volume is toned, with scattered foxing. A blank page at the rear shows a tiny hole at the fore edge. 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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Horror Science Fiction ESTATE BOOKS & EPHEMERA Hitchcock Burroughs Saroyan Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Brigadoon Vinyl Record Conan Comics Republican Party World's Fair Horse & Rider Racing Short Stories

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Description: Book Details: This lot consists of the estate books shown in the corresponding images.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.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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Thomas Witlam Atkinson TRAVELS IN THE REGIONS OF THE UPPER & LOWER AMOOR 1860 First Edition Antique Travel Russia India China

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Description: Title: Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the Confines of India and China. With Adventures Among the Mountain Kirghis; andthe Manjours, Manyargs, Toungous, Touzemts, Goldi, and Gelyaks; the Hunting and Pastoral Tribes.Author: Thomas Witlam Atkinson - Thomas Witlam Atkinson was an English architect, artist and traveller in Siberia and Central Asia. Between 1847 and 1853 he travelled over 40 000 miles through Central Asia and Siberia, much of the time together with his wife Lucy and son Alatau, who was born during their travels. He also painted and documented his travels in two books that are today regarded as travel classics.[1] His and Lucy's son, Alatau Tamchiboulac Atkinson, born on 4 November 1848 in what is now Eastern Kazakhstan, was named after a famous spring in the town of Kapal at the foot of the Djungar Alatau mountains.Publisher: Harper & Brothers, PublishersCity: New YorkYear: 1860Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: 448 pagesWidth: 6.5" Height: 9.5"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt pictorial design and lettering. The exterior of the volume displays faint moisture and chipping at the spine extremities. The front hinge is cracked. The remnants of a bookplate are visible to the front endpaper. The interior is generally clean and bright, with mild edge toning and a few spots of soiling. Textual illustrations appear occasionally throughout. This volume contains an index.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 E A Wallis Budge THE GODS OF THE EGYPTIANS OR STUDIES IN EGYPTIAN MYTHOLOGY 1904 Antique English Egyptology Archaeology & Theology Textual Illustrations Hieroglyphics Decorative Bindings

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Description: Title: The Gods of the Egyptians or Studies in Egyptian MythologyAuthor: E. A. Wallis Budge - Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East. He made numerous trips to Egypt and the Sudan on behalf of the British Museum to buy antiquities, and helped it build its collection of cuneiform tablets, manuscripts, and papyri. He published many books on Egyptology, helping to bring the findings to larger audiences. In 1920 he was knighted for his service to Egyptology and the British Museum. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)Publisher: Methuen & Co.City: LondonYear: 1904Binding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Full Set: YesWidth: 7.75" Height: 10.25"Book Details: Budge was one of the world's leading Egyptologists at the turn of the century. In this volume, he seeks to clear up some of the confusion about ancient Egyptian religion and mythology.Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in red cloth covers blindstamped with hieroglyphic designs. The spines are lettered with similar pictures in stamped gilt. The first volume has been recased with the original boards and a brown leatherette spine with the original backstrip laid down. The bindings are solid. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light foxing. This edition was not issued with color plates; it is profusely illustrated with textual illustrations, as well as hieroglyphic texts.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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R W Coppinger CRUISE OF THE ALERT 1884 Antique Nautical Travel & Exploration Patagonia Polynesia Frontispiece Photographic Plates Illustrations

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Description: Title: Cruise of the "Alert." Four Years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene Waters. (1878-82.)Author: R. W. CoppingerPublisher: R. WorthingtonCity: New YorkYear: 1884Printing Information: Second EditionBinding Style: HardcoverPagination: xiii/256 pagesWidth: 7.75" Height: 10.25"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This is the second edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in green cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine and front cover. There is an illustration of a ship at sea on the front cover. There is light foxing/moisture marking at the edges of the covers. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with gilt edges. The frontispiece depicts a ship at sea. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light smudging/foxing. The wor kis profusely illustrated with 15 full-page woodcut illustrations from photographs, as well as two engraved textual illustrations.The volume is protected by a clear mylar dust jacket.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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Frances Fuller Victor THE RIVER OF THE WEST 1870 Antique American West United States History Rocky Mountains Oregon Native American Indians Plates

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Description: Title: The River of the West. Life and Adventure in the Rocky Mountains and Oregon; Embracing Events in the Life-Time of a Mountain-Man and Pioneer: with the Early History of the North-Western Slope, Including an Account of the Fur Traders, the Indian Tribes, the Overland Immigration, the Oregon Missions, and the Tragic Fate of Rev. Dr. Whitman and Family. Also, a Description of the Country, Its Condition, Prospects, and Resources; its Soil, Climate, and Scenery; its Mountains, Rivers, Valleys, Deserts, and Plains; its Inland Waters, and Natural Wonders. Author: Frances Fuller Victor - Frances Auretta Fuller (Barritt) Victor (pen names: Florence Fane, Dorothy D.) (May 23, 1826 – November 14, 1902)[1] was an American historian and historical novelist. She has been described as "the first Oregon historian to gain regional and national attention." [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]Publisher: R. W. Bliss & CompanyCity: HartfordYear: 1870Binding Style: HardcoverPagination: 602 pagesWidth: 6.5" Height: 9"Book Details: Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with blind-stamped border and gilt pictorial design to the front cover, blind-stamped ornamentation to the rear cover, and faded gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. The volume displays external wear, with fraying at the spine extremities and faint spotting. The front hinge is beginning to crack, and the text block displays a crack between pages 174 and 175. The pages are secure. This work is adorned with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Joseph Meek, as well as numerous plates and textual illustrations, depicting scenes of hunting and trapping, many with Native Americans. 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 Laurence Oliphant NARRATIVE OF THE EARL OF ELGIN'S MISSION TO CHINA AND JAPAN 1859 First Edition Antique English Travel & Exploration Asia Color Plates Fold-Out Maps Textual Illustrations Decorative Bindings

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Description: Title: Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan in the Years 1857, '58, '59.Author: Laurence Oliphant - Laurence Oliphant was a British author, traveller, diplomat, and mystic. Best known for his 1870 satirical novel "Piccadilly," he spent a decade in later life under the influence of the spiritualist prophet Thomas Lake Harris. Oliphant was Member of Parliament for Stirling Burghs.Publisher: William Blackwood and SonsCity: Edinburgh / LondonYear: 1859Printing Information: First EditionBinding Style: HardcoverNumber of Volumes: 2 Full Set: YesWidth: 6.25" Height: 9"Book Details: A detialed account of the people, governments, and societies of the Empires of China and Japan as they were just after the mid-19th century. Elgin's mission followed closely on the heels of the American Commodore Perry's military and trade expedition to Japan, the first to open Japan to the outside world. Oliphant was the private secretary of Lord Elgin, and accompanied him on the mission that is the subject of the work.Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is solidly bound in half-leather with marbled paper covers. There is some light external rubbing and scuffing. The books are protected by acetate dust jackets. The volumes are decorated with marbled edges and endpapers. The pages show mild age toning and scattered marginal smudging/foxing. The work is lavishly illustrated with 5 folding maps, 20 color plates, and illustrations in the text. There is a missing map at the end of the first volume, with no evidence it was ever included. A "Map of China Proper" has been laid-in, from the same time period, from a different source.These volumes have been collated.Volume I has a color frontispiece, 4 additional color plates, 2 fold out maps, and 20 illustrations, listed in contents as “Engravings on Wood”. It has 492 numbered pages of text.Volume II has a color frontispiece, 13 additional color plates, 3 fold out maps, and 30 illustrations, again listed as “Engravings on Wood” in the contents. It has 496 numbered pages of text.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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