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Lot 5001

$375

Title: Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the River Zembesi, to the Eastern Ocean
Author: David Livingstone - David Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa. His meeting with H. M. Stanley on 10 November 1871 gave rise to the popular quotation "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" Livingstone was one of the most popular national heroes of the late 19th century in Victorian Britain, and he had a mythical status which operated on a number of interconnected levels: Protestant missionary martyr, working-class "rags to riches" inspirational story, scientific investigator and explorer, imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial empire. His fame as an explorer helped drive forward the obsession with discovering the sources of the River Nile that formed the culmination of the classic period of European geographical discovery and colonial penetration of the African continent. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1858
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/732 plus 4 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique volume is bound in half leather, with raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. This volume has marbled endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, a title-page vignette, plates and textual illustrations. Two well-preserved maps, documenting Livingstone's routes across Africa, appear at the rear of the volume.
Lot 5002

$850

Details: This lot consists of the artwork shown in the corresponding image(s).

The dimensions of this artist-signed poster are approximately 24" x 11". The image shows three tired Wild Things leaning against trees while the crowned Max sits inside a small tent facing outward. The background shows a reddish sunset glow.

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Condition / Notes: The actual image in this artist-signed poster measures approximately 20" x 6 1/2". The white border measures 2" on the top, 2 3/4" on the bottom, and 1 1/2" on the sides. The signature of the artist appears below the right-hand side of the image. The condition of this piece is pristine.
Lot 5003

$80

Title: Sketches of Printers and Printing in Colonial New York
Author: Charles R. Hildeburn
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company
City: New York
Year: 1895
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/189 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, being number 4 of 375 numbered copies. This antique volume is bound quarter-leather with plain paper-covered boards. There is moisture marking to the exterior, particularly at the bottom of the front cover and along the edges of the spine. The binding is sound.

The text block is solid and is adorned with deckled edges. The bookplate of Robert Hoe is affixed to the front pastedown. The pages show scattered moisture marking to the margins. This work is copiously illustrated with three portrait plates and twenty-eight full-page illustrations of title pages.
Lot 5004

$70

Title: Early Indiana Trials and Sketches.
Author: O. H. Smith
Publisher: Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., Printers.
City: Cincinnati
Year: 1858
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 640 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 10"
Book Details: Smith, of Quaker descent, was a successful prosecuting attorney and proponent of Indians rights, elected to Congress in 1826 as a Jackson Democrat. After failing to be reelected to the Senate where he had served as a Whig he retired to private life and writing. He wrote a series of sketches and reminiscences of frontier life in Indiana for the Indianapolis Daily Journal in 1857 which was published the following year as the present work. The volume offers a vivid portrait of various phases of early Indiana history.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in cloth covers with blindstamped ornamentation and stamped gilt lettering on the spine. This book shows light external wear, with rubbing and fraying to the edges of the covers and spine and fading and light rubbing to the surfaces. The spine cover is chipped at the top of the front joint. The binding is sound.

The bookplate of a previous owner is affixed to the front pastedown. A contemporary ink inscription is on the front flyleaf. This work offers a frontispiece portrait of the author. A facsimile of his script and signature appear prior to the first page of text. The pages are clean with light age toning.
Lot 5005

$550

Title: Foundation and Empire
Author: Isaac Asimov - Isaac Asimov (born Isaak Yudovich Ozimov) was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in nine out of ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.
Asimov is widely considered a master of hard science fiction and, along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, he was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime. Asimov's most famous work is the Foundation Series; his other major series are the Galactic Empire series and the Robot series. The Galactic Empire novels are explicitly set in earlier history of the same fictional universe as the Foundation Series. Later, beginning with Foundation's Edge, he linked this distant future to the Robot and Spacer stories, creating a unified "future history" for his stories much like those pioneered by Robert A. Heinlein and previously produced by Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson. He wrote hundreds of short stories, including the social science fiction "Nightfall", which in 1964 was voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America the best short science fiction story of all time. Asimov wrote the Lucky Starr series of juvenile science-fiction novels using the pen name Paul French.
The prolific Asimov also wrote mysteries and fantasy, as well as much nonfiction. Most of his popular science books explain scientific concepts in a historical way, going as far back as possible to a time when the science in question was at its simplest stage. He often provides nationalities, birth dates, and death dates for the scientists he mentions, as well as etymologies and pronunciation guides for technical terms. Examples include Guide to Science, the three volume set Understanding Physics, Asimov's Chronology of Science and Discovery, as well as works on astronomy, mathematics, the Bible, William Shakespeare's writing and chemistry.
Asimov was a long-time member and vice president of Mensa International, albeit reluctantly; he described some members of that organization as "brain-proud and aggressive about their IQs". He took more joy in being president of the American Humanist Association. The asteroid 5020 Asimov, a crater on the planet Mars, a Brooklyn, New York elementary school, and a literary award are named in his honor.
Publisher: Gnome Press, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First State
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 247 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "Foundation and Empire" is a novel written by Isaac Asimov that was published by Gnome Press in 1952. It is the second book published in the Foundation Series, and the fourth in the in-universe chronology. It takes place in two halves, originally published as separate novellas. The second part, "The Mule," won a Hugo Award.

"Foundation and Empire" saw multiple publications—it also appeared in 1955 as "Ace Double" (but not actually paired with another book) D-125 under the title "The Man Who Upset the Universe". The stories comprising this volume were originally published in Astounding Magazine (with different titles) in 1945. "Foundation and Empire" was the second book in the Foundation trilogy. Decades later, Asimov wrote two further sequel novels and two prequels. Later writers have added authorized tales to the series. The Foundation Series is often regarded as one of Isaac Asimov's best works, along with his Robot series. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first state of the first edition of this landmark Asimov title.

The volume is bound in red cloth, with black lettering to the spine and a pictorial design in black depicting a nebula on the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and without markings. The intact illustrated dust jacket, with the price of $2.75 on the front flap, displays light shelfwear, with a minor closed tear at the tip of the upper right corner of the front panel and very minor loss at the lower right corner of the rear panel. This is a first state jacket with 26 titles listed in the rear panel advertisement. The jacket design is by American pulp magazine illustrator Edd Cartier.
Lot 5006

$475

Title: Letters and Notes of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. Written during Eight Years' Travel, amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America
Author: George Catlin - George Catlin was an American painter, author and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West.
Publisher: Willis P. Hazard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The spines have raised bands and gilt-lettered red leather labels. The books show external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to the covers. The spines display chipping, with loss visible at the bottom of the spine. These volumes have marbled edges and endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with 150 steel- and wood-engraved plates, including tissue-guarded frontispieces.
Lot 5007

$550

Title: The Field of Mars: Being an Alphabetical Digestion of the Principal Naval and Military Engagements in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. Particularly of Great Britain and Her Allies, from the Ninth Century to the Present Period. Attacks, Attempts, Actions, Battles, Blockades, Bombardments, Descents, Defeats, Engagements, Expeditions, Invasions, Reductions, Sea Fights, Storms, Sieges, Surprises, Repulses and Skirmishes. Selected from the Best Historians and Journalists, and Adjusted from the Greatest Authority. Interspersed with Concise Descriptions of Towns and Places, the Subject of Each Article. To Which Is Prefixed an Essay on the Art of War, and a Comprehensive System of Military and Naval Discipline
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Printed for J. Macgowan
City: London
Year: 1781
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 11"
Book Details: A work of its time which offers a combined survey of historical and contemporary military and naval events in an effort to direct the "dauntless spirit inherent in the breasts of the Sons of Albion and Hibernia" against France, Spain, Holland and the newly-independent United States of America.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition. Sabin mentions an edition of 1780 (without engravings) but this is probably an error: Lowndes mentions only the present edition and there are no OCLC records or auction records for a 1780 edition. There does not seem to have been any single required number of engravings for this edition: copies are listed as having sold with 52, 57, 70, and 58 engravings: the present example contains a total of 61 with no sign of anything having been removed.
Cf. Lowndes I, p.796 (1801 edition); cf. Sabin 24297 (incorrectly dated 1780?, with no mention of plates, and mentioning the edition of 1801)

This rebacked set is bound in contemporary leather, with stamped gilt lettering and ruling to the spines. The front boards are detached. The covers display rubbing, with chipping to the spines. Minor loss of material can be seen at the top/bottom of the spines and at the corners of the boards. This volume has later endpapers. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing. A small amount of light worming is present in top and bottom the margins of the first volume. This work is illustrated with 2 emblematic frontispieces (one after Thomas Stothard), 61 engraved plates, plans and maps (3 folding). The text appears in double columns. A list of subscribers at the end of the text in the second volume.
Lot 5008

$350

Title: The Gremlins: From the Walt Disney Production. A Royal Air Force Story
Author: Roald Dahl - Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter.
Born in Wales to Norwegian parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, in which he became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of Acting wing commander. He rose to prominence in the 1940s with works for both children and adults and became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century." In 2008 The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". His short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour.
Dahl's works include "James and the Giant Peach," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," "Matilda," "The Witches," "Fantastic Mr Fox," "The Twits," "George's Marvellous Medicine" and "The BFG." (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Collins
City: London
Year: 1944
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 52 unnumbered pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: A story about mischievous little creatures that were part of Royal Air Force folklore. The RAF pilots blamed the gremlins for all the problems with the aircraft. While at the British Embassy in Washington, Dahl sent a copy to the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt who read it to her grandchildren, and the book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made.
Condition / Notes: This is a first edition of the author's first children's book.

This volume is bound in red (upper) and gray (lower) paper boards and a brown cloth backstrip. The front cover has a color illustration depicting title characters on a fighter plane in flight. The book shows shelfwear, with very light soiling to the front cover. The binding is firm. The yellow endpapers have title characters drawn in red. A December 1944 gift inscription can be seen on the verso of the front flyleaf. The title page has faint smudging at the edges. The pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. This work contains bright full-page color illustrations and numerous b&w textual illustrations.
Lot 5009

$250

Title: The American Commonwealth
Author: James Bryce - James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce OM GCVO PC FRS FBA (10 May 1838 – 22 January 1922) was a British academic, jurist, historian and Liberal politician. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
City: London / New York
Year: 1888
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: As an author, Bryce quickly became well known in America for his 1888 work, The American Commonwealth. The book thoroughly examined the institutions of the United States from the point of view of a historian and constitutional lawyer and at once became a classic. In developing material for his book, Bryce painstakingly reproduced the travels of Alexis de Tocqueville, who wrote Democracy in America (1835–40). Although Tocqueville emphasized the egalitarian nature of early-19th-century America, Bryce was dismayed to find vast inequality: "Sixty years ago, there were no great fortunes in America, few large fortunes, no poverty. Now there is some poverty... and a greater number of gigantic fortunes than in any other country of the world" and "As respects education... the profusion of…elementary schools tends to raise the mass to a higher point than in Europe... [but] there is an increasing class that has studied at the best universities. It appears that equality has diminished [in this regard] and will diminish further."[13] The work was heavily used in academia as a result of Bryce's close friendships with men such as President James B. Angell of the University of Michigan and successively Charles W. Eliot and Abbott Lawrence Lowell at Harvard. Against the backdrop of the New Immigration of the late nineteenth century, the work also became a key medium for populariaing the view of American history as distinctly Anglo-Saxon, comparable with similarly exceptionalist "Whig" histories written in late Victorian Britain. [Information courtesy Wikipeda.[
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. This handsome antique set is bound in red three-quarter leather with marbled paper covers. The spines feature raised bands and stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation in the compartments. These volumes show light shelf wear, with minor rubbing and chipping at the spine edges. Volume two shows some chipping to the lower two bands. The bindings are solid.

The text blocks are sound and are adorned with gilt top edges, deckled bottom edges and foreedges, and marbled endpapers. There are faint traces of the removal of a previous author's bookplates on the front pastedowns. Light institutional markings in pencil appear on the blank preliminaries. The pages are clean with mild age toning.

This set includes chapter 88, "The Tweed Ring in New York City," which was absent from later printings and is a marker of a first edition.
Lot 5010

$130

Title: Leslie's History of the Greater New York
Author: Daniel Van Pelt
Publisher: Arkell Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1898
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in brown half-leather with marbled paper covers, raised bands, and stamped gilt lettering on the spines. These handsome volumes show mild external wear, with rubbing and scuffing concentrated at the corners and spine edges. Some markings are evident to the edges of the text block. The bindings are sound.

The text blocks are adorned with marbled endpapers. The pages are clean and bright. This set features numerous illustrations, including many plates featuring portraits of important figures in New York history such as Horace Greeley and John Jacob Astor. This set includes an index.
Lot 5011

$275

Title: Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph - T. E. Lawrence
Author: T. E. Lawrence - Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO, known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them vividly in writing, earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, a title which was used for the 1962 film based on his World War I activities.

Lawrence was born illegitimate in Tremadog, Wales, in August 1888 to Sir Thomas Chapman and Sarah Junner, a governess who was herself illegitimate. Chapman had left his wife and first family in Ireland to live with Sarah Junner, and they called themselves Mr and Mrs Lawrence. In the summer of 1896 the Lawrences moved to Oxford, where in 1907–10 young Lawrence studied history at Jesus College, graduating with First Class Honours. He became a practising archaeologist in the Middle East, working at various excavations with David George Hogarth and Leonard Woolley. In 1908 he joined the Oxford University Officer Training Corps, undergoing a two-year training course. In January 1914, before the outbreak of World War I, Lawrence was co-opted by the British Army to undertake a military survey of the Negev Desert while doing archaeological research.



Lawrence's public image resulted in part from the sensationalised reportage of the revolt by an American journalist, Lowell Thomas, as well as from Lawrence's autobiographical account, "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" (1922). In 1935, he was fatally injured in a motorbike crash in Dorset. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
City: London
Year: 1935
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 672 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Condition / Notes: This represents the 1935 first printing of the general circulation edition of this work, having been printed privately in 1926. This book is bound in brown cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine and front cover. The exterior shows light shelf wear. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with deckled edges. The pages are clean. This work contains plates. An index is present at the end of the text.

This work is preserved in its scarce original dust jacket, with tape repairs along the edges and at the corners.
Lot 5012

$60

Title: The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments: Together with the Apocrypha: Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised; with Canne's Marginal Notes and References. To Which are Added, an Index; an Alphabetical Table of All the Names in the Old and New Testaments, with their Significations; Tables of Scripture Weights, Measures, and Coins; John Brown's Concordance, &c.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Printed and Sold by Collins and Co.
City: New York
Year: 1818
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 927 pages plus 24 index page
Width: 9" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This Collins's Stereotype Edition of the Holy Bible is the second edition of the first quarto Bible stereotyped in America. It is bound in leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering on the spine. This volume shows moderate exterior wear, with rubbing, chipping, and scuffing visible, especially at the edges. The rear hinge is cracked.

The text block is sound. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered spotting and smudging.Numerous plates are included.This work contains an index.
Lot 5013

$400

Title: Commentarium literale in omnes ac singulos tum Veteris cum Novi Testamenti libros, e gallico in latinum sermonem translatum
Author: Agustin Calmet
Publisher: Sumptibus Philippi, ac Martini Veith, et Joannis Fratis Haredum
City: Augsburg
Year: 1734-1735
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 14.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in quarter vellum and brown paper-covered boards with vellum-tipped corners. These folios show external wear, with tears and minor loss to the spines and rubbing to the covers. The bindings are firm. The text block has speckled edges. These ex-library books have the remnants of library markings at the foot of the spines. Markings and a library stamp can be seen on the front pastedowns. A library stamp also appears on the title pages. The pages exhibit scattered (light) foxing. The texts appear in double columns. This work is illustrated with title-page vignettes, head- and tailpieces, ornamental letters, and fold-out plates, including maps.
Lot 5014

$30

Title: Der Westliche "Vaterlandsfreund" und Cantoner Calender, aus das Jahr unseres Heilands Jesu Christi, 1835
Author: Carl F. Egelmann
Publisher: Peter Kaufmann
City: Canton, Ohio
Year: c 1834
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 15 leaves
Width: 6.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique German-language almanac, complete in fifteen leaves, features its publisher's wrappers with sewn binding. Soiling, edge loss/wear, and creasing are present throughout. The binding is sound. This work contains two woodcut illustrations as well as a full-page woodcut additional title.
Lot 5015

$40

Details: This lot consists of the artwork shown in the corresponding image(s).

This poster (Hanrahan C15b) measures approximately 17" x 24". The top of the image is occupied by the text in large print "The Horn Book" with "Magazine" appended in smaller type. The lower portion consists of a Wild Thing painting the scenery while leaning over an artist cuddling a young girl with one hand and sketching with the other. In the background, a cat in a red robe plays a bass viol. Across the lower part of the image, there is the text "About books for children and young adults." The lower right border contains copyright information in small type. The mood of the image is simultaneously bucolic and odd.

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Condition / Notes: The actual image in this poster measures approximately 14" x 23". An approximately 1/4" white border surrounds the image. The piece is in excellent condition.
Lot 5016

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the lithograph album shown in the corresponding image(s). This album contains 14 hand-coloured lithographs titled in French, German and English. Subjects include children and rural pursuits.


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Condition / Notes: This volume, measuring approximately 11.75" x 14.25", has chromolithographed paper boards. The covers display light soiling. Some minor chipping is visible on the spine. The front hinge is cracked. Gift inscriptions, dated 1892 and 1893, appear on the front flyleaf. The vividly colored plates display light foxing at the margins.
Lot 5017

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage Western volumes shown in the corresponding image(s).

These are first and early printings of Larry McMurtry's works. Titles include "Lonesome Dove," a first printing of "Anything For Billy," a first printing of "Texasville," a first printing of "The Wandering Hill," and a Book of the Month Club edition of "Some Can Whistle."

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Condition / Notes: The volumes in this lot may display signs of age/wear, including chipping, fading, and light soiling at the extremities. All volumes are in original dust jackets. "The Wandering Hill" displays undulating pages.
Lot 5018

$80

Details: This lot consists of the vintage advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Items include new old stock vintage screened retail signage on heavy black card stock. Other items advertise products relating to tear gas, automobiles, motorcycles, beer, food, drama, lighting, radios, gardening, and household products.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications/
Lot 5019

$55

Title: L'Europe et l'Amerique, depuis le Congres d'Aix-la-Chapelle
Author: Dominique Dufour de Pradt
Publisher: Chez Bechet aine
City: Paris
Year: 1821
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 255 / 257 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These two antique volumes are bound as one in pebbled leather with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the covers and spine. Chipping is evident along the top and bottom spine edges, and rubbing appears at the corners and edges of the covers and spine. The binding is solid.

The text block is sound, and is adorned with marbled edges and marbled endpapers. Institutional markings in pencil appear on the blank preliminaries. The pages show moderate age toning and marginal darkening, as well as plate impressions.
Lot 5020

$90

Title: The Kentucky Rifle Hunting Pouch: Its Contents and Accoutrements as Used by the Frontiersman, Hunter and Indian
Author: Madison Grant
Publisher: The Maple Press Company
City: York, Pennsylvania
Year: 1977
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 207 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is signed and inscribed by the author on the verso of the frontispiece. This vintage volume is bound in cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. There is light rubbing to the surface of the covers. The binding is sound. There is a small puncture (approximately one inch long) in the endpapers covering the spine on the front interior.

The text block is adorned with orange endpapers. The bookplate of a previous owner is affixed to the rear pastedown. The pages are clean and bright. This text includes many photographic illustrations of the titular hunting rifle pouch and accessories. This volume has a portrait frontispiece.
Lot 5021

$110

Title: Dictamen que en el Cabilido Estraordinario de 23 de Febrero de 1861 Celebrado en la Ciudad de Puerto-Principe Presento y Leyo
Author: Miguel Rodriguez Ferrer
Publisher: Imprenta del Fanal
City: Puerto-Principe
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 17 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: An early Cuban railroad item. Ferrer, a noted civic official and prominent landowner, lobbies strongly for the construction of a railway between Puerto Principe and Santa Cruz, taking care to list all the economic benefits. Notable both for its early Cuban imprint and railroad content. Extremely rare. Not on OCLC.
Condition / Notes: This antique pamphlet consists entirely of loose leaves. There are small losses to the edges of the exterior half-title page. Institutional markings in pencil appear in the corners of the half-title and title pages. The pages show light age toning.
Lot 5022

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the theology volumes shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "Calvin's Institutes," "The Psalms in Israel's Worship," and "Speculum Mentis."

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Condition / Notes: The volumes in this lot may display signs of age/wear, including chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 5023

$110

Details: This lot consists of the approximate 125 vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding images.

Transportation images include horse-drawn vehicles, ocean liners, antique cars, and railroads. Other images are of iconic buildings and parks in cities across the United States including New York City and Chicago. Holiday cards are also included. One item of note is a postcard from Utah with a small bag of salt from Great Salt Lake. Chromolithograph and real-photo postcards are also included.


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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 5024

$60

Title: United States Catholic Miscellany, From January to July, 1824 [Volume II]
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Gray & Ellis
City: Charleston
Year: 1824
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [4] 64, 81-412 pages.
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: The scarce second volume of the first major Roman Catholic newspaper in the United States, printed with a separate title page and table of contents. The present example contains twenty-five of the twenty-six weekly issues published between January 7 and June 30, 1824 (number five, for the week of February 4, is lacking). Before the "Catholic Miscellany" first appeared in 1822, two other newspapers had been published under a Catholic aegis: the first, "The Michigan Essay, or Impartial Observer," was founded in Detroit in 1809 by Father Gabriel Richard as a weekly journal on miscellaneous topics (only one issue, however, was printed); the second, Thomas O'Connor's "Shamrock, or Hibernian Chronicle," was published weekly in New York from 1810 to 1817 and revived in 1819 as the monthly, "The Globe," which lasted a year. While Richard's and O'Connor's papers were "Catholic in tone and teaching," they were not "distinctively religious journals" (The Catholic Encyclopedia), as the "Catholic Miscellany" would be upon its creation in 1822, making it the first strictly religious Catholic newspaper in the country. Founded by Irish-born and educated Bishop John England and his sister Johanna in Charleston, South Carolina, the newspaper defended the causes of Roman Catholicism, Ireland, and the Irish diaspora until the outbreak of the Civil War. A rich and fascinating source for early 19th-century Catholic history, doctrine, and social issues in the U.S.

"Periodical Literature (The United States)," THE CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA (online), http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11692a.htm.

Condition / Notes: This antique newspaper compilation has been rebound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper covers and stamped gilt ornamentation on the spine. External rubbing and wear is concentrated at the edges of the spine and covers, with some rubbing to the leather on the covers. There are remnants of the Georgetown University Library's paper spine label at the bottom of the spine cover. The binding is sound.

Institutional ink stamps appear on the title page and terminal leaf. An early bibliographical ink inscription is on the title page. Several issues also show a contemporary ink ownership signature in the upper margins of the first pages, largely trimmed away. Light age toning and scattered foxing appear. The text includes twenty-five of twenty-six issues are included, lacking number five.
Lot 5025

$120

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique decorative literature volumes shown in the following image(s).

Titles include "Lorna Doone" and "Joan of Arc."

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Condition / Notes: The volumes in this collection may display signs of age/wear such as chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 5026

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible vintage and antique estate books shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "Fox-Taylor Record," "Venus and Adonis," and "No One Waved Goodbye."

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Condition / Notes: Items in this lot may display signs of age/wear including chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the corners.
Lot 5027

$40

Title: Glimpses of the World's Fair: A Selection of Gems of the White City Seen through a Camera
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Laird & Lee, Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 7.5" Height: 5.5"
Book Details: This is an illustrated record of the World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as The Chicago World's Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition).
Condition / Notes: This antique oblong volume is bound in publisher's blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation to the front cover. The book shows external wear, with light soiling and small stains to the covers. The binding is separating following the copyright page. This work has b&w photographic illustrations throughout offering views of major buildings and depicting scenes of the exposition.
Lot 5028

$90

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique estate ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Included are New York City related items, Black Americana, Advertising, antique lithographs, correspondence, and issues of "Comfort" magazine. Other items of note are two copies of "a ticket to the Circus" by Charles Philip Fox, and "Producing Lighted Cigarettes."

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 5029

$110

Details: This lot consists of the original watercolor drawings shown in the corresponding image(s).

This piece is in two small lozenge-shaped panels, the left of which depicts a large vine-draped letter "A." Seated on the crosspiece, a figure in a cloak, Robin Hood hat and pointed shoes sits with crossed arms. In the background strolls a romantic couple. The right panel shows a large letter "B," the top half of which shows a woman peering out from behind a window shutter. The bottom half of the B appears to be a prison window. Seated to the right of the letter underneath the large overhanging serif is a dejected youth in a purple costume. In the right foreground is a damaged copper-colored jug.

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Condition / Notes: The dimensions of this piece are approximately 10 1/4" x 7 5/8". Each panel measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/8". The artwork is surrounded by professionally-cut triple matting, with the corners of the usual rectangle cut off to create a lozenge shape. The inmost matte is light tan; the second matte has been recessed from its boundaries to crate a thin border, and the edges of the second and third are continuous. The top matte is a somewhat darker tan, and its outer edges show a greenish tint with an undefined border. The paper of the images shows some light foxing, but apart from that, this piece is in excellent condition.
Lot 5030

$70

Details: This lot consists of the antique aviation ephemera and photographs shown in the corresponding images.

Photographs of aviators include Douglas Corrigan, "Duke" Jernigan and Frank Hawks. Hawks and Jernigan photographs are signed. Other Hawks' related ephemera are a newspaper article on his death on August 23, 1938 in a plane crash near Buffalo, New York, and a 1930 envelope advertising the "First Transcontinental Glider Flight Sponsored By The Texas Company". The flight was from San Diego to New York, with Frank Hawks as the Pilot.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 5031

$200

Title: Great Flower Books, 1700-1900: A Bibliographical Record of Two Centuries of Finely-Illustrated Flower Books by Sacheverell Sitwell & Wilfrid Blunt
Author: Sacheverell Sitwell - Sir Sacheverell Reresby Sitwell, 6th Baronet CH (15 November 1897 – 1 October 1988) was an English writer, best known as an art critic, music critic (his books on Mozart, Liszt, and Domenico Scarlatti are still consulted), and writer on architecture, particularly the baroque. Dame Edith Sitwell and Sir Osbert Sitwell were his older siblings. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.], Wilfrid Blunt - Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt was an art teacher, author, artist and curator of the Watts Gallery at Compton, Surrey (1959–83). He was educated at Marlborough College (scholar), Worcester College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Art. He taught art at Haileybury College (1923–37) and Eton College (1937–59) and helped to start a revolution in the hand-writing of British school-children, using the 15th-century Italian Cancellaresca ("Chancery") script as a basis.

His brother was Anthony Blunt, Poussin expert and spy. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Editor: Patrick M. Synge
Publisher: Collins
City: London
Year: 1956
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/94 pages
Width: 14" Height: 19.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, with a bibliography edited by Patrick M. Synge.

This vintage folio is bound in half green cloth and marbled paper-covered boards, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. This former library book shows moderate external wear, with a library marking visible at the foot of the spine. The binding is firm. The bookplates of The Cleveland Garden Center and The Warren H. Corning Collection / Horticultural Classics can be seen on the front pastedown. The interior is clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with 36 bright chromolithographic plates. A sheet with illustrations numbered plate 11 and 12 is detached.
Lot 5032

$130

Title: Men against the Stars
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Martin Greenberg - Martin Greenberg was an American book publisher and editor of science fiction anthologies.


Greenberg married in 1941. He was in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 where he attained the rank of corporal and won five battle stars.

After leaving the Army, Greenberg was associated with the small press publisher New Collector's Group founded by Paul Dennis O'Connor and Hannes Bok. Greenberg and O'Conner clashed about the direction of the press, causing Greenberg to leave, taking the rights to The Carnelian Cube by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt as his buyout fee.

In 1948, Greenberg founded Gnome Press with David Kyle, a fellow member of The Hydra Club, a New York-based science fiction club. The Carnelian Cube was the first book published by the new press. Greenberg edited a number of themed anthologies for Gnome Press.

He was involved in disputes with authors concerning payment, and Isaac Asimov called him a "crook". Greenberg, with Gnome Press, was the first publisher of Asimov's epic "Foundation Trilogy," but those rights were long ago transferred to Doubleday. Ultimately, Gnome Press was not successful and it went out of business in 1962. Greenberg went on to work as a mainstream editor for Abelard–Schuman.

Later on, he ran an art supply store on Long Island before retiring.(Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Gnome Press, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1950
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 351 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: "Here is a different type of anthology. This book taken in its entirety tells a story: the conquest of space. Moving from man's first attempt to reach the moon to the exploration of the ends of the universe, these stories are among the finest ever published.

Interplanetary travel, nowadays considered possible within out lifetime, becomes an exciting series of adventures of the future as described by these outstanding authors of science fiction. And Willy Ley, in his excellent introduction, prepares the reader for his flight of imagination. The scientific evolution of the spaceship, briefly discussed, is fascinating factual background." (Text from the front flap of the dust jacket)

Contents:

Trends, by I. Asimov.--Men against the stars, by M.W. Wellman.--The red death of Mars, by R.M. Williams.--Locked out, by H.B. Fyfe.--The iron standard, by L. Padgett.--Schedule, by H. Walton.--Far Centaurus, by A.E. Van Vogt.--Cold front, by H. Clement.--The plants, by M. Leinster.--Competition, by E.M. Hull.--Bridle and saddle, by I. Asimov.--When shadows fall, by L.R. Hubbard.
Condition / Notes: This is a title in the Adventures in Science Fiction Series.

This volume is bound in quarter purple cloth and gray cloth-covered boards, with stamped silver lettering to the spine.The book shows very light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and bright. The intact dust jacket, with price of $2.95 on the front flap, displays light shelfwear. The jacket illustration is by Edd Cartier.
Lot 5033

$25

Title: Relation d'un voyage a Manitoba. Accompagnee d'une analyse de l'acte concernant les terres de la puissance, et d'un extrait du pamphlet publie par le gouvernement at (sic) de Manitoba
Author: Jacob Y. Schantz
Publisher: Publie par le Departement de l'Agriculture; Imprime par Robertson, Roger & Cie.
City: Ottawa
Year: 1873
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 30 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Menonite Jacob Shantz visited Manitoba in 1872 with an eye toward the establishment of a Russian Mennonite settlement there: what he saw impressed him and he describes the suitability of the lands in this pamphlet. The result of the present work was the establishment of the first Mennonite settlement in the West.

Cf. Peel 376 (English edition); Sabin 79770; cf. Samuel J. Steiner. Vicarious Pioneer: The Life of Jacob Y. Shantz (Winnipeg, 1988).
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition in French.

This stitched pamphlet has later cloth re-inforcing to its backstrip and wrapping onto inner margins of title and last page. The title and following leaves are chipped at the edges. There are ink stamps to the title page, blindstamps to the title and pages 29/30. The front wrapper has darkened edges.
Lot 5034

$60

Title: The Gardens of Italy. With Historical and Descriptive Notes
Author: E. March Phillipps
Editor: Arthur T. Bolton
Publisher: Published at the Offices of "Country Life" and by George Newnes
City: London
Year: 1919
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/396 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 16"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio is bound in publisher's two-tone maroon cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and a pictorial design in gold to the lower right corner of the front cover. The book shows moderate shelfwear, with the faint trace of a library marking to the foot of the spine. The binding is firm. The text block has gilt edges. The bookplate of The Cleveland Garden Center appears on the front pastedown. A small white library sticker can be seen at the bottom edge of the rear pastedown. The interior is clean and bright. This work is lavishly illustrated, with a tissue-guarded mounted colored frontispiece, numerous full-page b&w photographs, and textual illustrations, including plans.
Lot 5035

$100

Details: This lot consists of 2 volumes and approximately 50 loose pieces of antique sheet music shown in the corresponding images.

Black Americana includes "Glory! Glory! Or The Little Octoroon." Civil War tunes include "Four Popular Marches and Quicksteps". Decorative and engraved pieces are also included,

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit age/wear indications. Some show evidence of repair or more significant condition issues..
Lot 5036

$225

Details: This lot consists of the artwork shown in the corresponding images.

This poster (Hanrahan C8a, marked "uncommon") depicts the protagonist Rosie in a red dress, brown boa, and yellow hat, triumphantly resting her hand on a disgruntled chef cradling a large spoon. Below the image appear the credits for the 1980 premiere production of "Really Rosie" at the Chelsea Theater Center. The artist's signature appears below Rosie's left foot. The design is among the artist's most famous images and was reproduced in Mr. Sendak's 1986 collection of POSTERS on page 19.

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Condition / Notes: This unframed poster measures approximately 14" x 22". The artist's signature appears in the lower right between the image and the production data. The upper right corner is slightly turned down, but otherwise this piece is in pristine condition.
Lot 5037

$150

Details: This lot consists of the antique pulp western magazines shown in the corresponding images.

These issues of the "Ace-High Magazine" from 1930-1933 include stories of the lawmen, cowboys, and gunslingers of the American west.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications such as tearing to wrapper, edge wear, and soiling.
Lot 5038

$20

Title: Holland House
Author: Marie Henriette Norberte Liechtenstein
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
City: London
Year: 1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: This work offers a history and physical description of the residence of the Holland family in Kensington, London.
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in the publisher's blue leather- backed decorative blue cloth, with elaborate ornamental designs stamped in black and gold on the spines and front covers. The first volume has a detached front board. The binding of the second volume has detached from the text block. These former library books show external wear, with the spine cover of the first volume detached at the front edge. The covers display light soiling. Library markings appear in white in the lower left corner of the front cover. The text blocks are intact. The customary library markings and attachments are present. The interiors are otherwise clean and bright. This work is illustrated with rontispieces, illustrations, portraits, and facsimiles.
Lot 5039

$130

Book Details: This lot consists of the "Mary Poppins" titles shown in the corresponding images.

These first and early printings in dust jackets from the Mary Poppins books by P. L. Travers. "may Poppins In the Park" is a stated first American edition.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well.
Lot 5040

$175

Details: This lot consists of the vintage Chinese "ghost" poster shown in the corresponding image(s).

The "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" was an upheaval unique in world history. Instigated by Mao Zedong in 1967 to revive what he perceived as flagging revolutionary ardor, it caused one of the world's oldest cultures to turn violently against its own heritage. Many people exploited the chaotic environment to settle personal scores. High-ranking Communist Party officials and intellectuals in particular were demonized, many being sent to the countryside for "re-education," and many being murdered. The worst excesses were finished by 1972, but the movement continued in reduced form until 1976.
This rare poster is titled in Chinese “PORTRAITS OF DEMONS,” also translated as "Pictures of Ghosts (in Chinese, 'gui')." The terminology is not original with NBA, and it may refer either to the degraded status of those depicted, or their impending executions. This horrific relic of Chairman Mao and the Cultural Revolution documents the attack of the Anti-Revolutionary Revisionist Clique of the Physical Sports System of Hebei Province. It was printed by the Tianjin Physical Sports Commune in 1967 and intended to be pasted onto walls and billboards as a display and warning to others on what could happen if they strayed from Party lines.
The text begins with a quotation from Chairman Mao Zedong entitled “Highest Instructions”: “The Imperialists and Reactionaries in this Country will not settle with their failures but will keep trying. Even after National Liberation they still continue all varieties of destructive efforts in an attempt to regain power. So it is unquestionable: we must not loosen our vigilance. The enemies will not disappear by themselves no matter how the Chinese react to invading American Imperialists” [an obvious reference to the Vietnam War, which had begun with American forces three years earlier].
The Chinese Communist Party was founded in 1921, but it was this later period in modern Chinese history when the strongest persuasions of propaganda were used to suppress bourgeois and radical elements. Very few of these “ugly” posters survive, because soon after the Cultural Revolution ended, it was ordered to destroy all examples of these relics and cleanse the bloodshed caused by years of imprisonment and torture of intellectuals who survived. Thus, this poster represents a genuine record of the way government workers were punished if they were caught doing improper activities; but it is also possible that some of the accused may have been innocent and their names supplied by envious colleagues who wanted to see them fallen and crushed by Cultural Revolutionary forces. Such an example as this poster is unfindable nowadays in modern China, because it is not very decorative and makes one feel sad at the fate of these fallen comrades. If and when available, it would be sold by a specialist from underneath his counter, and a great price would be put on it.

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Condition / Notes: The dimensions of this poster are approximately 21" x 31". The title and headline are Chinese characters in red, below which is Chinese text in blue. Below this are 19 blue-tinted photographs in symmetrical arrangement, each showing one or more citizens forced to kneel behind a placard with Chinese characters, possibly indicating the captive's name. Some characters are repeated and are thus possibly the name of the offense or a Cultural Revolutionary slogan. Each picture is followed by a caption underneath. At the bottom is a small inscription in red. Except for some minor handling creases and light foxing on some edges, this poster is in excellent condition.
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