Peary In The Arctic Regions


This 10" x 6.5" original plate comes from Volume Five of "The People's Standard History of the United States" edited by Edward S. Ellis. The book was published in 1897 by the Woolfall Company of New York. Edward S. Ellis (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Steam Man of the Prairies," and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.


This illustration is titled "Peary In The Arctic Regions." and was produced by J. Steeple Davis. The paper is generally clean and bright, with no significant tears or stains. Some light foxing/aging to edges. Original tissueguard is included. Title and copyright pages from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.

General Grant's Tomb


This 10" x 6.5" original plate comes from Volume Five of "The People's Standard History of the United States" edited by Edward S. Ellis. The book was published in 1897 by the Woolfall Company of New York. Edward S. Ellis (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Steam Man of the Prairies," and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.


This illustration is titled "General Grant's Tomb - Dedicated April 27th, 1897."The paper is generally clean and bright, with no significant tears or stains. Some light foxing/aging to edges. Original tissueguard is included. Title and copyright pages from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.

The Ladies of The White House

These three 10" x 6.5" original prints comes from Volume Five of "The People's Standard History of the United States" edited by Edward S. Ellis. The book was published in 1897 by the Woolfall Company of New York. Edward S. Ellis (April 11, 1840 – June 20, 1916) was an American author who was born in Ohio. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist, and the author of hundreds of books and magazine articles that he produced by his name and by a number of noms de plume. Notable fiction stories by Ellis include "The Steam Man of the Prairies," and "Seth Jones, or the Captives of the Frontier." Internationally, Edward S. Ellis is probably known best for his Deerfoot novels read widely by young boys until the 1950s.

These engravings, titled "Ladies of The White House" feature the First Ladies and other important women of The White House. The paper is generally clean and bright, faint stain to upper left corner. Original tissueguard is included. Title and copyright pages from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.



Ten Heritage Press Volumes


Collection of ten volumes from The Heritage Press. Books show some wear and soil, no slipcases, but bindings are tight.


The Red and the Black - Stendahl. Rafaello Busoni, illustrator. 1947. Good condition wth discolored spine, wear, and soil. 450 pages, 7 x 10.5.

The Masque of Comus - John Milton, Henry Lawes. Edmund Dulac, illustrator. 1950s. Cover soil. Front cover slightly curled at foredge. Owner's name on front endpaper. Foxing to first and last few pages. 

Eugenie Grandet - Balzac. René ben Sussan, illustrator. 1961. Tight binding, some light wear. 7 x 10.5 with 271 pages.

Old Creole Days - George Washington Cable. John O'Hara Cosgrave II, illustrator. 224 pages; approx. 6"x9".  Book is in good condition with faded spine, bumped corners, wear and soil. 

The Last Days of Pompeii - George Bulwer-Lytton. Kurt Craemer, illustrator.  6.5"x10" with 507 pages. Some slight cover and spine soil, wear. Spine a bit faded.

The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann. Felix Hoffman, illustrator. 6.5"x10.5" with 366 pages. The owner's bookplate is on the inside, faded spine, wear and soil.

Don Juan - Lord Byron. Hugo Steiner-Prag, illustrator. 7 x 10.5 with 358 pages. Book is in good condition with owner's book plate and date, wear, tanned pages and soil. 

Around The World in 80 Days - Jules Verne. Edward A. Wilson, illustrator. 6.75 x 10.25 with 268 pages. Browning to spine; inner pages clean and bright, binding tight.

Faust - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe. Eugene Delacroix, illustrator. 7.5 x 10 with 183 pages. Book is in good condition with owner's name, edgewear, tanning pages, faded spine and cover edges, wear and soil.

Two Years Before the Mast - Richard H. Dana. Dale Nichols, illustrators. 6.5 x 10 with 347 pages. Book is in good condition with faded spine, and light wear. Very clean and otherwise tight and crisp copy. 




Seven Leatherbound Books


This collection of seven leather bound books all measure approximately six inches by nine inches. Total width of the set is close to a 12 inches. All volumes show some wear and soil, details listed below. Nice shelf look.


The Elements of Mechanical Engineering: Volume III; Machine Design, Dynamos and Motors - The Colliery Engineer Co., 1897. Illustrated, some fold-out diagrams. Generally good condition. Three-quarter leather binding.

Secret Memoirs: Court of Berlin (Universal Classics Library) - Honore Gabriel Riqueti, 1901. Illustrated, color frontispiece. Three-quarter leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Deckled edges. Edgewear, binding tight and pages clean. Some scuffing to spine.

Encylopedia of Drawing: Part III - Harris Trow, editor, 1914. Half leather binding in red. Marbled endpapers and edges. Fully illustrated. Sitcker on spine, notes on title page. Some wear and chipping to spine. Front hinge loose.

Orations of American Orators: Volume II - The Colonial Press, 1900. Three-quarter leather with raised bands on spine. Top edge gilt. Ex-library copy with numbers on lower spine, bookplate on front endpaper, free endpaper removed. Binding generally tight, leather shows wear and damage. 

Messages and Papers of The Presidents: Volume II - James Richardson, 1908. Three-quarter leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Illustrated. Chipping to top and bottom of spine leather, some other edgewear. 

Arithmetic, Spelling, Geography, Gauging and Elementary Physics, Postal Information, Copying: ICS Library - International Textbook Company, 1906. Three quarter leather with brown boards. Cover soil, some edgewear. Binding tight.

A Textbook on Mechanical Drawing and Mathematics -  ICS Library - International Textbook Company, 1904. Three-quarter leather with brown boards. Nice clean copy.




The Young Folks Library


These four antiquarian books feature three-quarter red leather bindings with a gilt top edge. Leather spines are decorated in gilt. Approx. 5 x 8, each volume has about 400 pages. They are part of the  Young Folks Library, a seminal collection of children's literature published in 20 volumes and edited by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, an American writer, poet, critic, and editor. He is notable for his long editorship of The Atlantic Monthly, and his semi-autobiographical book "The Story of a Bad Boy." 



The Book of Adventure - Volume X: Tight binding, some light wear and soil. 392 pages.

A Book of Famous Myths and Legends - Volume VI: Binding tight, some edgewear. Stain affecting top outer edge of textblock for the first 100 or so pages. 391 pages.

A Book of Brave Deeds - Volume XII: Front hinge a bit loose, corners bumped, some light wear and soil. 384 pages.

A Book of Famous Explorers - Volume XI: Tight binding, some wear and soil, spine shows some wear. 386 pages.


  • The Young Folks' Library: Selections From the Choicest Literature of All Lands
  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Editor-in-chief
  • Charles Welsh, Managing editor
  • Hall and Locke, 1901





Jane Austen

This original antique print of author Jane Austen measures approximately 7 inches by 11 inches. The engraving was produced by Johnson Wilson & Co., Publishers, c1873, "after an original family portrait." The source of this particular print is not known, although this image has appeared in several publications, including "A Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America" by Duyckinck, 1893. The print appears to have been trimmed along the left edge. Some faint browning to upper left portion.





History of Herkimer County, NY

This antique hardcover book is bound in brown cloth boards with a dark brown leather spine (likely from some rebinding work) and bright gilt spine lettering. Cover has decorative gilt letters and borders; all page edges are gilt. Edgewear, cover soil; some light browning/soil to inner pages; mostly clean, spine leather is good. Rear cover shows soil, edges of rear cover worn. This is a first edition history of life in Herkimer County, N.Y., from 1723 to 1879, with illustrations throughout. 288 pages; approx. 10"x13".


  • ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF HERKIMER COUNTY, NEW YORK
  • F.W. Beers and Co., 1879






The Conflict Between Labor and Capital


Beautifully bound in 3/4 brown eather cover with marbled foredges and boards, black and red leather spine labels, raised bands and gilt titles. Binding is tight, clean and crisp pages. Leather shows some wear to edges and some scuffs to the covers. 5.5"x7" with 211 pages.



  • The Conflict Between Labor and Capital
  • Albert S. Bolles
  • J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1877