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Lot 5001

$275

Title: The Odyssey of Homer Done into English Prose
Author: Homer - In the Western classical tradition, Homer is the author of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," and is revered as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.

When he lived is controversial. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before Herodotus' own time, which would place him at around 850 BC; while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BC.

For modern scholars "the date of Homer" refers not to an individual, but to the period when the epics were created. The consensus is that "the Iliad and the Odyssey date from around the 8th century BC, the Iliad being composed before the Odyssey, perhaps by some decades," i.e. earlier than Hesiod, the Iliad being the oldest work of Western literature. Over the past few decades, some scholars have argued for a 7th century BC date. Some of those who argue that the Homeric poems developed gradually over a long period of time give an even later date for the composition of the poems; according to Gregory Nagy for example, they only became fixed texts in the 6th century BC. The question of the historicity of Homer the individual is known as the "Homeric question"; there is no reliable biographical information handed down from classical antiquity. The poems are generally seen as the culmination of many generations of oral story-telling, in a tradition with a well-developed formulaic system of poetic composition. Some scholars, such as Martin West, claim that "Homer" is "not the name of a historical poet, but a fictitious or constructed name."

The formative influence played by the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece. Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for about half of all ancient Greek papyrus finds.
Translor: Andrew Lang - Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him., S. H. Butcher
Publisher: The Medici Society Limited
City: London/Boston
Year: 1924
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxviii/315 plus 19 leaves of plates
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this translation of this work. This is copy number 304 of 500.

This antique volume is bound in original cream cloth over beveled boards. Spine has gilt-lettered spine labels. Covers display light soiling/smudging. Binding is firm. Volume has gilt top edge and rough-cut edges to fore and bottom edge. Interior is clean and bright. Work is illustrated with twenty tipped-in color plates after watercolor drawings by W. Russell Flint. Plates have captioned tissue guards.

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Lot 5002

$750

Title: The Collected Works of George Moore
Author: George Moore - George Augustus Moore was an Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist.
Publisher: Boni and Liveright, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 21 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of the Carra edition of the collected works of George Moore. Author's signature appears on limitation page at front of first volume. This is copy 111 of 1000.

This handsome antique set is bound in full red leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. These books are in excellent condition. Books are solidly bound. Volumes have gilt top edges and silk flyleaves. Interiors are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with tipped-in frontispieces with tissue guards.


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Lot 5003

$110

Title: Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel - Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.
Geisel published 46 children's books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat," "The Lorax," "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish," "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins," "Fox in Socks," "The King's Stilts," "Hop on Pop," "Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose," "Horton Hatches the Egg," "Horton Hears a Who!," and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!". His works have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical and four television series. He won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 for "Horton Hatches the Egg" and again in 1961 for "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street." Geisel also worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Flit and Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for PM, a New York City newspaper. During World War II, he worked in an animation department of the United States Army, where he wrote "Design for Death," a film that later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
He was a perfectionist in his work and would sometimes spend up to a year on a book. It was not uncommon for him to throw out 95% of his material until he settled on a theme for his book. For a writer he was unusual in that he preferred to be paid only after he finished his work rather than in advance.
Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1958
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 86 unnumbered pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in glossy green pictorial boards with white and blue lettering. Pictorial designs depicting turtles appear on front cover. Covers display light edgewear. Book is otherwise in excellent condition. Intact illustrated dust jacket, with price 295/295 on front flap, is preserved in transparent plastic cover. Back flap has author photo and information, titled "schools close when Dr. Seuss Comes to Town". 14 titles appear advertised on rear cover.


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Lot 5004

$950

Title: Picturesque Views of the City of Paris and Its Environs; Consisting of Views on the Seine, Public Buildings, Characteristic Scenery, &c. With Appropriate Descriptions. The Original Drawings by Mr. Frederick Nash; The Literary Department by Mr. John Scott; Translated into French by M.P.B. de La Boissiere
Author: John Scott
Translor: M. P. B. de la Boissiere
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
City: London
Year: 1820
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11.25" Height: 14.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather folio with stamped gilt lettering and decoration contains two volumes bound as one. Book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing along edges. Binding is firm. Volume has gilt edges and green endpapers. Pages display occasional light foxing and offsetting. This work contains 57 steel engraved plates, each accompanied by 2-4 pages of English and French text.

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Lot 5005

$200

Title: Old Rabbit, the Voodoo, and Other Sorcerers
Author: Mary Alicia Owen - Mary Alicia Owen was a folklore collector of Missouri who compiled several works of local legend and voodoo.
She was born in a family of Saint Joseph, Missouri and lived with her two sisters, Luella and Juliette, both of whom were noted authors. She became inspired to record the disappearing folk tales after reading Algonquin Legends of New England, beginning a correspondence with Charles Godfrey Leland. Her earliest publication was "Old Rabbit the Voodoo, and other Sorcerers," printed with an introduction by Leland, which was favourably reviewed in the English journal Folk-Lore; the reviewer, E. S. Hartland, dismisses Leland's request for consideration as a first work and says of it, "[f]rom the first page to the last there is not a dull page...". Her researches and fieldwork had already been reported in a paper she read before the 1891 "Second International Folk-Congress" in London, which was printed in the Transactions of the conference as "Among the Voodoos." Her principal work was "Voodoo Tales as Told among the Negroes of the Southwest," Owen gave long service to The Missouri Folklore Society, serving as its President until the year of her death.
Owen also published articles in Century Magazine and Overland Monthly, writing as Julia Scott, and contributed reviews and journalism to other periodicals. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
City: London
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/310 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition with a letter from the illustrator Louis Wain laid in front, dated Jan 27 96, to a child who had written him "a very delicious letter." Louis Wain was most famous for his cat illustrations, which were quite popular and influential; one of his most notable fans was author H. G. Wells. BAL 11665.

Antique volume is bound in light blue and brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped black lettering to top of front cover. Multi-color pictorial design appears in lower half of front cover depicting various characters in book. Book shows light wear to top/bottom of spine, faint narrow stain to rear board, faded gilt stamping to spine. Spine is somewhat darkened, with minor defect rear hinge. Binding is firm. Offset marks appear on front flyleaves. Pages exhibit very light occasional foxing. Many pages are uncut, complete with B&W illustrations as listed, introduction by Charles G. Leland. Work is illustrated with a frontispiece and numerous textual drawings by Juliette A. Owen and Louis Wain.

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Lot 5006

$175

Title: So This Then Is Christmas Eve
Author: Robert Browning - Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.
Publisher: The Roycrofters
City: East Aurora, New York
Year: 1899
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 81 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work of poetry signed by Elbert Hubbard. This is copy number 45 of 50. Signature appears on limitation page.

Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled sides and raised bands. Stamped gilt lettering and decorative floral designs appear on spine. Book shows light external wear, with mild rubbing and small cracks to spine. Binding is firm. Volume has gilt top edge and marbled endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown. Work is illustrated with hand-colored title page and initials.

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Lot 5007

$55

Title: At the Foot of the Rainbow
Author: Gene Stratton-Porter - Gene Stratton-Porter was an American author, amateur naturalist, wildlife photographer, and one of the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company. She wrote some best-selling novels and well-received columns in national magazines, such as McCalls. Her works were translated into several languages, including Braille, and Stratton-Porter was estimated to have had 50 million readers around the world. She used her position and income as a well-known author to support conservation of Limberlost Swamp and other wetlands in the state of Indiana.
Publisher: The Outing Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1907
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 258 pages + [4] + 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth with stamped pictorial designs in white, black, and lavender. Book shows light shelfwear. Hinges have been reinforced. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings. This work contains 4 tissue-guarded color plates by Oliver Kemp and numerous vignettes and decorations by Ralph Fletcher Seymour. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 5008

$110

Title: A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration
Author: W. W. Greg
Publisher: The Bibliographical Society
City: London
Year: 1951-1962
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in tan cloth spines with paper-covered boards. Black lettering appears on spines and in lower right corner of front covers. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Endpapers may show light foxing. Titles are printed in red and black. Pages are clean and bright. Third volume has tipped-in photocopy of article from the June 1986 issue of "The Library" entitled "Bibliographical Notes: Variant Title Pages of the 1616 Jonson Folio." Each volume contains frontispiece and plates at rear.

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Lot 5009

$425

Title: An Alphabet
Author: Barry Moser - Barry Moser is an artist, known as a printmaker and illustrator of numerous works of literature.

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1940, Moser studied at the Baylor School, Auburn University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and did graduate work at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He studied with Leonard Baskin.
Some of his most celebrated work has been his illustrations for Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass," each of which consisted of more than a hundred prints, and the former of which won him American Book Award for design and illustration in 1982. He has illustrated nearly 200 other works as well, including "The Bible" and "Moby-Dick." He has been on the faculty of the Department of Illustration Studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, for many years he was on the faculty of the Williston Northampton School and is currently Professor in Residence and Printer to the College at Smith College.
His works have been displayed in such places as the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, Harvard, and the Library of Congress.
In 2007 the Smithsonian Art Collectors Program commissioned Moser to create a print for their Small Treasures series, the sales of which benefit educational and cultural programs through the Smithsonian Associates. The resulting relief engraving, "An Old Chestnut" is on display in the S. Dillon Ripley Center in the National Mall.
Barry Moser also teaches Life Drawing at the Glen East Workshop, held every summer at Pioneer Valley, MA. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Pennyroyal Press
City: North Hatfield, Massachusetts
Year: 1986
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 56 leaves
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of a collection of wood engravings by Barry Moser and calligraphy by Yvette Routledge. Work is signed in pencil by Barry Moser. This is copy number 135 of 150. These engravings originally appeared in "Word Mysteries & Histories from Quiche to Humble Pie" (Houghton Mifflin, 1986).

Handsome volume is bound in red leather with stamped gilt lettering across raised band at top of spine and alphabet stamped in dark red on front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Volume has marbled endpapers. Each engraving illustrates the word the calligraphed letter stands for ("A" is for Amazon, "B" is for Book, etc., with "S" standing for self-portrait, and engraving providing image of Mr. Moser sitting a desk with feather pen). The calligraphed letters are printed in many colors.

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Lot 5010

$60

Title: The Poetical Works of John Milton
Author: John Milton - John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.

He was a scholarly man of letters, a polemical writer, and an official serving under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval in England, and his poetry and prose reflect deep convictions and address many urgent contemporary issues, such as his treatise condemning licensing (pre-publication censorship), Areopagitica. He wrote in Latin and Italian as well as in English, and had an international reputation during his lifetime. After his death, Milton's critical reception oscillated, a state of affairs that continued through the centuries. At an early stage he became the subject of partisan biographies, such as that of John Toland from the nonconformist perspective, and a hostile account by Anthony à Wood. Samuel Johnson wrote unfavourably of his politics as those of "an acrimonious and surly republican"; but praised Paradise Lost "a poem which, considered with respect to design may claim the first place, and with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind". William Hayley's 1796 biography called him the "greatest English author". He remains generally regarded "as one of the preeminent writers in the English language and as a thinker of world importance."


Publisher: William Pickering
City: London
Year: 1845
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: No
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full blue leather with raised bands, stamped gilt spines and decorative gilt borders. Books display light edgewear, with minor loss at corners. Bindings are firm. Volumes have gilt edges. Pages are clean and bright. First volume has frontispiece portrait. Endpapers of third volume exhibit light foxing.

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Lot 5011

$250

Title: Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah
Author: Richard F. Burton - Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages.

Burton's best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of "One Thousand and One Nights" (also commonly called "The Arabian Nights" in English after Andrew Lang's abridgement), bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behaviour, travel, falconry, fencing, sexual practices and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information.

He was a captain in the army of the East India Company serving in India (and later, briefly, in the Crimean War). Following this he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and led an expedition guided by the locals and was the first European to see Lake Tanganyika. In later life he served as British consul in Fernando Po, Santos, Damascus and, finally, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood (KCMG) in 1886.
Editor: Isabel Burton
Publisher: Tylston and Edwards
City: London
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 479 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the second volume of the two-volume first edition, indicated to be the Memorial Edition.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and pictorial designs in gilt representing Arab man (front cover) and desert tent (rear cover), with script in Arabic in upper right corner of front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with light rubbing to covers and fraying at top/bottom of spine. Stain appears on right side of front cover. Volume has red-tinted top edge. Interior is clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece depicting Richard Burton as Mirza Abdullah, as well as b&w & color plates and in-text illustrations. This volume contains a 64-page index.

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Lot 5012

$70

Title: The Prussian Officer and Other Stories
Author: D. H. Lawrence - David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialization. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, and instinct.
Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile which he called his "savage pilgrimage." At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as, "The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation." Later, the influential Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence's fiction within the canonical "great tradition" of the English novel. Lawrence is now valued by many as a visionary thinker and significant representative of modernism in English literature.
Publisher: B. W. Huebsch
City: New York
Year: 1917
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 810 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Copyright page has been excised. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 5013

$450

Details: This authentic, large chromolithograph poster advertising Buffalo Bill's Wild West & Sells Floto Circus dates from 1914, when the bankrupt Buffalo Bill joined the road show of Harry Tammen and Frederick Bonfils in an ultimately futile attempt to revive his brand. This poster measures 27" x 40", and retains its original bright colors.

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Condition / Notes: This handsome poster has some significant condition issues and will benefit from proper curation while preparing for fine display. The image shows beautifully with vivid coloration, there are several tears extending from the top of the poster down to the middle of Buffalo Bill's chest and the top of the horse's head and the other edges show smaller tears.

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Lot 5014

$60

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around antique British literature. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



THE ANNALS OF THE STRAND by CHANCELLOR, E. Beresford, Printing Information: Frederick A. Stokes Co., New York (1910) - Notes: First U.S. edition, no date (circa 1910). Original binding bright, spine somewhat faded, very good overall. Illustrated.

LONDON CHURCHES BEFORE THE GREAT FIRE by JENKINSON, WILBERFORCE, Printing Information: S. P. C. K., London (1917) - Notes: First edition. Quarto, original gilt-stamped cloth, Errata tipped in before title, top edge gilt, very good. Illustrated.

THE ANCIENT HALLS OF THE CITY GUILDS DRAWN IN LITHOGRAPHY BY BY THOS. R. WAY WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF THE HISTORY OF THE COMPANIES BY PHILIP NORMAN by , Printing Information: George Bell and Sons, London (1903) - Notes: First edition. Quarto, original gilt-decorated cloth, light spot on cover, very good. 1 OF 500 COPIES ONLY, SIGNED by Way. Edward Stanhope Cox's copy, with his Lincoln's Inn card and the original bill from Bell inserted. He has also signed on the end paper, noting that he was a Master of the Stationers' Com pany. 30 full-page lithographs as listed, &c.

WENCESLAUS HOLLAR AND HIS VIEWS OF LONDON & WINDSOR IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY by HIND, ARTHUR M., Printing Information: John Lane, London (1922) - Notes: 4to, original cloth, very good. Bookplate of Sir Mason M. Beeton, K. B. E. Complete with frontispiece & 96 illus, including a folding "A" plate.

OLD LONDON. THIRTY-SEVEN ILLUSTRATIONS by SERGEANT, WALDO, (ARTIST], Printing Information: , London (1900) - Notes: Large 4to, original gilt-decorated cloth, stamping on spine dull, light wear. Large attractive tipped-in color plates.






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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.

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Lot 5015

$175

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around antique history. Among the titles are those listed below:



HOURS WITH FAMOUS PARISIANS by HENRY, Stuart, Printing Information: Way & Williams, Chicago (1897) - Notes: First edition. Original black cloth boards with painted yellow frames, a couple of lightly rubbed spots and minor scuff marks, binding solid, good overall. 227 pp. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed; partially washed-out ink gift inscription on front free end-paper, otherwise clean, bright, and unmarked. A nice copy. The binding was designed by Frank Hazenplug, who did a great deal of book design work as well as poster illustration. The subjects of the essays include Anatole France, Paul Verlaine, Daudet, Yvette Guilbert, and Sarah Bernhardt.

THE BEST NEWS STORIES OF 1923 by ANTHONY, JOSEPH, Editor, Printing Information: Small, Maynard & Co., (1924), Boston () - Notes: 2nd printing. Original gilt-stamped cloth, light darkening on end papers, otherwise very good. (Wreck of the 20th Century Limited, The Klan Holds a "Klavern", Rum-Running, The Dempsey-Firpo Fight, Rebecca West Proves Discreet, The Death of President Harding, &c.)

THE BEST NEWS STORIES OF 1924 by ANTHONY, JOSEPH & MORRISON, W., Editors, Printing Information: Small, Maynard & Co., (1925), Boston () - Notes: First edition. Original gilt-stamped cloth, very good. (The Leopold-Loeb Trial, The First World's Series Game by Grantland Rice, The Carpenter-Tunney Fight, The First Interview With Leopold, &c.)

GEDACHTEN VAN JEAN PAUL, MET EENE INFLEIDING DOOR MR. J. A. WEILAND by PAUL, Jean [J. P. F. Richter], Printing Information: J. C. van Kesteren, Amsterdam (1837) - Notes: Second Dutch edition. Textured black paper backed by gilt-stamped pebbled black cloth boards, gilt bright, edges somewhat rubbed, light wear to top/bottom of spine and corners, faint rubbing to boards, binding tight and solid, good overall. Two parts bound together but paginated separately, 6 + 255 pp. and 206 pp. Engraved title pages, somewhat foxed throughout. A scarce edition, with 11 copies in OCLC, none in the US.

GETSUKAN KOUZA DOITSUGO [German Monthly Course of Study]/MONATSKURSUS DER DEUTSCHEN SPRACHE by SEKIGUCHI, Tsugio, Printing Information: Nikkou Shoin n.d. [pre-1943], Tokyo () - Notes: Five issues bound together in original wrappers. Textured black paper boards with silver-stamped black cloth spine, spine title in German partially rubbed off, edges, hinges, and corners somewhat rubbed, light wear to top/bottom of spine, bump to one edge of rear board, binding solid, good overall. 2 + 62 pp., 2 + 54 pp., 2 + 78 pp., 2 + 70 pp., and 4 + 68 pp. including advertisements. Lightly toned, includes B&W illustrations and monochrome photographic plates of German landmarks including the Cologne Cathedral, some pages printed in monochrome colors; Japanese inscriptions in pencil on rear wrappers, ink Japanese inscriptions on front free end-paper, "Taken on Attu Island May 1943 Joe McDonald" in ink on front paste-down. These rare pamphlets are geared toward teaching German to Japanese speakers, and Nazi imagery and propaganda are included.

GESCHICHTE VON NORDAMERIKA (BIS 1848) NACH E. WILLIARDS [SIC]. MIT DEM PORTRAIT GEORG WASHINGTON'S by WILLARD, Emma, Printing Information: Carl Lorck, Leipzig (1848) - Notes: First of this edition. In series, "Historische Hausbibliothek," vol. 10. Octavo, original cloth, rather worn and repaired, but sound, vi, [2], 382 pages. Frontispiece after G[iuseppi] Longhi by W. Eger. Some foxing on first few pages. Quite scarce. OCLC locates only the U. Michigan copy in the US. Sometimes miscataloged due to the misspelling of the author's last name on the title page. Emma Willard was a pioneer in the field of American women's education.

THE MARVELLOUS YEAR. DRAWINGS BY GERTRUDE HUEBSCH by MARKHAM, EDWIN, Introduction, Printing Information: B. W. Huebsch, N. Y. (1909) - Notes: First edition of this early Huebsch imprint. 4to, original decorated boards, light wear. (Portraits & biographies of persons, most of whom were born in 1809: Poe, Chopin, Lincoln, Holmes, Darwin, Fanny Kemble, Gogol, et al. Uncommon. Gertrude Huebsch also designed the cover and the title page.)





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Lot 5016

$130

Details: The antique sheet music in this lot all dates from the Civil War. Titles include

"Union Soldier's Battle Song"
"General McClellan's Grand March"
"Let Freedom Be Our Battle Cry"
"Let Me Hold It Till I Die"
"Gov. Curtin's Grand March"
"Grand Union Medley"
"Grand March Victorious"
"God Bless the Old Sixth Corps"
"Give Us Back Our Old Commander"
"A Sound Among the Forest Trees"
"Tell Me Of My Darling Boy"
"The Glorioso Galop"

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Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in generally good condition, with signs of wear consistent with age and use.

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Lot 5017

$500

Title: The Old Testament: Three Hundred and Ninety-Six Compositions Illustrating the Old Testament
Author: J. James Tissot - James Jacques Joseph Tissot was a French painter, who spent much of his career in Britain
Publisher: M. de Brunoff, Art Publisher
City: Paris
Year: 1904
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 11.25" Height: 14"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited "American Edition de Luxe" of this work. This is copy number 8 of 1250.

Handsome antique folios are bound in three-quarter black leather with marbled sides, raised bands and stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Books show light shelfwear, with mild rubbing at edges. Bindings are firm. Volumes have gilt edges and marbled edges. Bottom edge of a significant number of pages of both volumes have faint moisture markings and traces of resulting adhesion. Pages 105-106 have closed tear to bottom margin. Interiors are otherwise clean and bright. Each volume is illustrated by: numerous full-page plates and engravings (usually in two states); marvelous color chromolithograph plates and monochrome engravings; as well as scores of color and monochrome text illustrations. All of the illustrations were probably printed by Lemercier, Paris.

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Lot 5018

$90

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around antique Pennsylvania history. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



CUMULATIVE RECORD OF EXHIBITION CATALOGUES, THE PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS 1807 - 1870 ... [&c.] by RUTLEDGE, ANNA WELLS, Printing Information: American Philosophical Soc., Phila. (1955) - Notes: Original cloth, quarto, gift notation on end paper, very good, 450 pages. Relevant portions of dust wrapper laid in. Indispensable for the study of American art.

ARMSTRONG, W.G.. A RECORD OF THE OPERA. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1884. First edition. Original brown cloth, spine stamped in gilt. 8.75 X 6.25". 274 pages. Tiny scuff to rear cover, two ownership inscriptions (one contemporary) on front, else fine and bright. An excellent copy. Provides a history of opera in Philadelphia from its origins and lists the productions by various companies, including comments on performers,
etc., to 1883. Scarce in such nice condition.



HISTORICAL SKETCHES ... VOLUME ONE by HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA., Printing Information: Herald Printing, Norristown (1895) - Notes: Original cloth, very good. (Articles on women in war time, Redemptioners, clock-makers, cavalry troops, Swedes, Fries' Rebellion, Thompson family, &c.) Illustrated.




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This lot also includes additional volumes:

"Cyclopedia of Delaware County"
"Smull's Legislative Handbook"
"A History of the Reformed Churches in Chester County"

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Lot 5019

$140

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around bibliography. Titles are as follows:



"A History and Bibliography of the Roycroft Printing Shop," by Paul McKenna, Tona Graphics, 1986.

"Elkin Mathews, Publisher to Yeats, Joyce, Pound," by James G. Nelson, University of Wisconsin, 1989.

"A Checklist of Early Bodley Head Books," by James G. Nelson, Rivendale Press, 1999.

"Wallace Stevens: A Bibliography," by J.M. Edelstein, 1973.

"The Works of H.G. Wells, 1887-1925: A Bibliography, Dictionary, and Subject-Index," by Geoffrey H. Wells, George Routledge & Sons, 1926.

"The Bodley Head, 1887-1987," by J.W. Lambert & Michael Ratcliffe, The Bodley Head, 1987.

"The Early Nineties: A View from the Bodley Head," by James G. Nelson, Harvard University Press, 1971.

"A Catalogue of Foreign Watermarks Found on Paper Used in America, 1700-1835," by Thomas L. Gravell and George Miller, Garland Publishing, 1983.

"American Watermarks, 1690-1835," by Thomas L. Gravell, George Miller, and Elizabeth Walsh, Oak Knoll Press, 2002.

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Lot 5020

$80

Details: Ephemera from antique atlases constitutes the first part of this lot. Includes are dozens of pages of Victorian lithograph illustrations of houses, towns, farms, and other landscapes. Also included are several handsome titles pages, and large, marbled endpapers from folio-sized atlases.

The second part of the lot is composed of a geological map of the Salisbury Central Coal Basin in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and two very large blueprints of the Taplin coal mine in Belmont, Ohio. With a scale of one inch to one hundred feet, the larger map is ten feet long and 38 inches wide. The latest survey referenced on this plan is 1937. A smaller plan, dated 1914, is 53" x 32".


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Condition / Notes:
These materials are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging. Please note that the large coal mine blue print has a hole in the middle of it; and the small plan is torn along one of the creases.


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Lot 5021

$55

Title: The American Repertory of Arts, Sciences and Useful Literature
Author: M. T. C. Gould
Publisher: Published by M. T. C. Gould
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1831/1832
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volume compilation of this antique periodical, with the first volume containing material for 1830, and second for 1831. First volume is a second edition.

Set is bound in old leather, with gilt-lettered spine label. Spine of first volume is worn, with top third lacking. There is some rubbing to covers. Bindings are sound. Pages display scattered light foxing. These books contain charts and several plates. First volume has frontispiece and extra illustrated title page.

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Lot 5022

$120

Details: The antique sheet music in this lot all dates from the Civil War. Titles include

"The Boys are Coming Home"
"Bid Me Good Bye"
"The Dying Drummer"
"We'll Fight for Uncle Abe"
"We Are Marching Down to Dixie's Land"
"Hoist Up the Flag"
"He Was Not Afraid to Die!"
"The Hidden Flag"
"He is Sleeping, Sweetly Sleeping"
"Glory, Hallelujah"
"When Johnny Comes Marching Home"
"Breathe It Softly to My Loved Ones"

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Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in generally good condition, with signs of wear consistent with age and use.

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Lot 5023

$350

Title: The Life of Our Saviour Jesus Christ: Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Compositions from the Four Gospels with Notes and Explanatory Drawings
Author: J. James Tissot - James Jacques Joseph Tissot was a French painter, who spent much of his career in Britain
Translor: Mrs. Arthur Bell
Publisher: Doubleday & McClure Co
City: New York
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 11.25" Height: 14"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique folios are bound in three-quarter black leather with marbled sides, raised bands and stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Books show light shelfwear, with mild rubbing at edges. Interiors are otherwise clean and bright. Each volume is illustrated by: numerous full-page plates and engravings (usually in two states); marvelous color chromolithograph plates and monochrome engravings; as well as scores of color and monochrome text illustrations. It should be noted that a number of the tissue guards have adhered to illustrations. It seems most can be easily detached and, if done carefully, leave no residue. In a small number of cases this was apparently not done and some residue is visible.

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Lot 5024

$35

Details: These antique and vintage advertisements in this lot were excised from many different magazines published from the 1910s through the early 1970s, promoting luxury cars Cadillac, Lincoln, and Chrysler.

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Condition / Notes: This material is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 5025

$55

Title: Catulli, Tibulli, et Propertii Opera
Author: Catallus - Quintus (or Gaius) Valerius Catullus was a Latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote in the neoteric style of poetry. His surviving works are still read widely, and continue to influence poetry and other forms of art., Propertius - Sextus Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet of the Augustan age. He was born around 50–45 BC in Assisium and died shortly after 15 BC.

Propertius' surviving work comprises four books of Elegies. He was friends with the poets Gallus and Virgil and, with them, had as his patron Maecenas and, through Maecenas, the emperor Augustus., Tibullus - Albius Tibullus was a Latin poet and writer of elegies. Little is known about his life. His first and second books of poetry are extant; many other texts attributed to Tibullus are of questionable origins. There are only a few references to him in later writers and a short Life of doubtful authority. His praenomen is not known, nor is his birthplace and his gentile name has been questioned. His status was probably that of a Roman knight (so the Life affirms); and he had inherited a considerable estate. But, like Virgil, Horace and Propertius, he seems to have lost most of it in 41 BC amongst the confiscations of Mark Antony and Octavian. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Typis Johannis Baskerville
City: Birmingham, England
Year: 1772
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 372 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in old green patterned paper-covered boards, with vellum spine and corners. Spine has gilt-lettered green title box. Book displays scratching to covers and rubbing, with minor loss of material, particularly visible along edges. Binding is firm. Volume has plain endpapers. "M.M. Mosely" appears at top of title page. Pages exhibit scattered light foxing and small stains in upper margin of six pages. Interior is otherwise very clean and bright. Small hole can be seen in outer margins of page 303. A2 is a cancel, H3 is not. Pagination jumps from 200 to 221, but text is complete. Gaskell 44. Texts are in Latin.

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Lot 5026

$300

Title: The End of the Night
Author: John D. MacDonald - John Dann MacDonald was an American writer of novels and short stories, known for his thrillers.

MacDonald was a prolific author of crime and suspense novels, many of them set in his adopted home of Florida. His best-known works include the popular and critically acclaimed Travis McGee series, and his novel "The Executioners," which was adapted into the film "Cape Fear." In 1972, MacDonald was named a grandmaster of the Mystery Writers of America, and he won a 1980 U.S. National Book Award in the one-year category Mystery. Stephen King praised MacDonald as "the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller." Kingsley Amis said, MacDonald "is by any standards a better writer than Saul Bellow, only MacDonald writes thrillers and Bellow is a human-heart chap, so guess who wears the top-grade laurels?" (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1960
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/237 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: ""The End of the Night" is a journey into a world of fear and violence carried to their logical extreme - murder.
Not the kind of murder that society understands, the murder that comes from passion, or hatred, or love, but the murder that shakes the very foundation of civilization - the pointless, gratuitous, casual act of killing.
This is the grim and powerful story of the "Wolf Pack" murders: a group of three young men and a beautiful girl, who roam the country, killing without any apparent motive. They are caught; they are tried, they are executed."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Labor Day - Piseco - 1960 / For flimsy Sam / and birthday Evvie. / Ol' John D."

Volume is bound in quarter blue cloth with black paper-covered boards. Spine has bright stamped gilt lettering. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Endpapers display offsetting from taping to dust jacket flaps. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Intact dust jacket, with price of $3.50 to front flap, exhibits markings at edges of flaps from removed tape. Illustrated dust jacket is preserved in transparent plastic cover. Author's photo and biographical sketch appear on rear panel.

This volume is from a group of books inscribed by the author to family members who over the years accompanied him at his summer home in the Adirondacks.


John D. MacDonald was an award-winning mystery writer who authored 78 books and close to 500 short stories, including the celebrated Travis McGee series. MacDonald’s work has been produced in more than 75 million copies and he was given the Grandmaster Award in 1972 by the Mystery Writers of America, The American Book Award in 1980, the Ben Franklin Award in 1955 and was Guest of Honor at Bouchercon in 1983. Honorary Doctorates and a host of other awards have also been bestowed upon him.

MacDonald spent summers writing at the camp he and his wife, Dorothy, built at Piseco Lake in the Adirondacks in the 1940’s. Many of his most celebrated titles were authored during these summers in Upstate New York and other family members often joined the MacDonalds there over the course of each summer.

The book featured in this lot came from John D. MacDonald’s personal library at the Piseco Lake camp.



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Lot 5027

$90

Details: Some of the antique sheet music in this lot dates from the 1850s, other pieces date from the Civil War. The Civil War sheet music is uncommon because it was written from the Confederate or rebel side. Pre-war titles include
"Sound Not Those Bugle Notes Again" (1854)
"When This Cruel War is Over" (1857)
"Stand by the Flag" (1858)

Civil War songs from the south include

"The Southern Cross" (1861)
"Richmond on the James" (1863)
"Jefferson Davis' Grand March" (1864)


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Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in generally good condition, with signs of wear consistent with age and use.

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Lot 5028

$120

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around literary history, bibliography, and books on books. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:


THE PURPLE PTERODACTYLS, THE ADVENTURES OF W. WILSON NEWBURY, ENSORCELLED FINANCIER by DE CAMP, L. SPRAGUE, Printing Information: Phantasia Press, Huntington Woods (1979) - Notes: First edition, 1 of 1500 copies, with a SIGNED inscription on the title page to Milton Rothman, scientist & fantasy author. Original boards in garish d.w., nice copy.




THE MIERNIK DOSSIER by McCARRY, CHARLES, Printing Information: Saturday Review Press, (1973), N. Y. () - Notes: First edition of this highly praised modern classic of the espionage mystery genre. Original cloth/boards stamped in gilt and blind, an excellent copy in a very good dust wrapper (one small tear reinforced.) The author's first novel, described by novelist Alan Furst as "one of the fined spy tales ever written." The N.Y.Times reviewer called it "arguably the finest modern American spy story, the only one that matches the leading British master of the genre in subtlety and ingenuity."




CADILLAC JACK. A NOVEL. by MCMURTRY, Larry, Printing Information: , () - Notes: N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, [1982]. First edition. Original quarter cloth and boards. Fine in fine dust wrapper. (Unlike many copies of this edition, the present volume is NOT a remainder.)




HOW TO REMOVE THE COTTON FROM A BOTTLE OF ASPIRIN AND OTHER PROBLEMS SOLVED by GOLDBERG, Rube, Printing Information: Doubleday & Company, Garden City, N. Y. (1959) - Notes: First edition, signed. Pictorial paper boards with very slight wear to hinges and edges, binding tight; in fine matching pictorial dust jacket, price not clipped, slight edgewear, fine overall. Approx. 8.5" x 5.75", 95 pp. Fully illustrated in black and white by Goldberg; inscribed on the front free end-paper "To my favorite doctor Helen Neave," dated Oct. '59. A fine signed copy of this humorous book.

WATERSHIP DOWN by ADAMS, Richard, Printing Information: , () - Notes: N.Y.: Macmillan, [1974. Date from rear flap of dust wrapper; copyright page gives only the original copyright date of 1972]. First American edition, in first issue dust wrapper with only British reviews on rear panel. Original quarter cloth. Fine in about fine dust wrapper (slightest evidence of rubbing to top edge). Author's first novel.

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Lot 5029

$25

Details: "Our Union, Right or Wrong," was a popular song during the Civil War, and this original, decorative copy of the words is framed by the stars and stripes printed in two colors. This page has been matted and preserved with archival materials to preserve its good condition.

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Condition / Notes: This antique song sheet is in generally good condition, with minor foxing on the lower left.

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Lot 5030

$300

Title: The History of Women, from the Earliest Antiquity, to the Present Time; Giving an Account of Almost Every Interesting Particular concerning that Sex, among All Nations, Ancient and Modern. With a Complete Index.
Author: William Alexander
Publisher: Published by J. H. Dobelbower
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1796
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 346 pages + 20 pages of index + 10 pages of list of suscribers
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second volume of a two-volume first American edition.

Handsome antique volume has been rebound in half leather with marbled boards and gilt-lettered spine labels. Book shows no external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Old name of "Eliza" appears on blank preliminary page. Small name is crossed out at top of title page, faded library stamp can be seen in lower half. Pages display scattered light foxing. Last ten pages have darkened margins. Work is illustrated with frontispiece entitled "Solitude: Friend of VIrtue and Reclaimer from Error," engraved by Thackera.The subscriber's list includes such names as Benjamin Franklin Bache (Franklin's grandson), Benjamin Harrison, Henry Muhlenberg, James Thackara, Elizabeth Randolph of RIchmond, Virginia, Supreme Court Judge Jas. Wilson, et al.

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Lot 5031

$90

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around literary history, bibliography, and other books on books. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



INCUNABULA AND AMERICANA by STILLWELL, MARGARET B., Printing Information: Cooper Square, N. Y. (1961) - Notes: Large octavo, very good copy. Review inserted




BIBLIOGRAPHIE . . . LA TEMPERANCE . . . IMPRIMES A QUEBEC & A LEVIS . . . [1764] JUSQU A 1910 by HUGOLIN, R. P., Printing Information: Evenement, Quebec (1910) - Notes: Original printed wrappers, very good. 165 pages; 274 items. Largely unopened




CHECK-LIST OF THE ISSUES OF THE PRESS OF NEW JERSEY, 1723, 1728, 1754 - 1800 by NELSON, WILLIAM, Printing Information: Call printing, Paterson (1899) - Notes: 1 of 100 copies, this copy unnumbered. Old half leather with marbled boards, rebacked with cloth, label faded, a few marginalia, very good.




CATALOGUE OF THE CELEBRATED COLLECTION OF LATIN AMERICANA . . . [OF] ALBERTO DODERO OF BUENOS AIRES. SECOND AND FINAL PORTION. by SOTHEBY & CO., Printing Information: Sotheby & Co., London (1964) - Notes: The larger portion of the sale, comprising over 750 lots. Original printed wraps, 167. [1] pages. 16 plates (1 in color). Price list tipped in. Occasional marginalia. Light wear.




A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FIRST EDITIONS OF BOOKS ILLUSTRATED BY WALTER CRANE. WITH A PREFACE BY HEYWOOD SUMNER & A FRONTISPIECE AFTER G. F. WATTS by MASSE, GERTRUDE C. E., Printing Information: Chelsea Publishing Co., London (1923) - Notes: First edition. Original gilt-stamped cloth, nice copy in a very good dust wrapper (just slight wear).




R. D. FITZGERALD: A BIBLIOGRAPHY by , Printing Information: Libraries Board of South Australia, Adelaide (1970) - Notes: Original printed wraps, very good copy. Portrait. [8], 72 pages. (Australian author)




JUDITH WRIGHT: A BIBLIOGRAPHY by , Printing Information: Libraries Board of South Australia, Adelaide (1968) - Notes: Original printed wraps, very good. [8], 92 pages. (Australian author)




MAPS OF TEXAS 1527 - 1900. THE MAP COLLECTION OF THE TEXAS STATE ARCHIVES by DAY, JAMES M., Printing Information: Pemberton Press, Austin (1964) - Notes: Enlarged edition. Original printed wraps, [4], 178 pages, excellent copy. 1899 items.



A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF GAMECOCKS & COCK-FIGHTING by NORRIS, JOHN & PALMER, JOHN, Printing Information: Arnold Books, Christchurch, New Zealand (1995) - Notes: Revised and enlarged edition, original pictorial wraps, [2], 34 pages, 169 items, illustrated, excellent copy. OCLC locates only 1 copy in the US - Harvard.




RANDOLPH STOW: A BIBLIOGRAPHY by , Printing Information: Libraries Board of South Australia, Adelaide (1968) - Notes: Original printed wraps, very good. [8], 29 pages, (Australian author)

THE FIRST PRINTING IN DOMINICA by McMURTRIE, DOUGLAS C., Printing Information: Privately Printed, London (1932) - Notes: 1 of 250 copies only. First separate edition. Original printed wraps, 8 pages, nice copy.

A. HART, PHILADELPHIA PUBLISHER (1829-1854) by GINSBERG, LOUIS, Printing Information: Petersburg, Va. (1972) - Notes: First edition. Original cloth-backed marbled boards, nice copy. Portraits & illustrations.





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This lot also includes additional volumes:

"Catalogo Cronologico, Alfabetico-Critico, Sistematico e per Soggetti Delle Edizioni Hoepli, 1982-1896"
"The Papers of the bibliographical Society of America, Volume 89:I, March 1995."
"The Carter Burden Collection of the Works of W.H. Auden"
"Catalogue 168, Incunabula, Rare and Valuable Books, Gilhofer & Ranschburg"



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Lot 5032

$55

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around antique Indian history. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



.REPORT OF THE CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, INDIAN FAMINE CHARITABLE RELIEF FUND, 1897. VOL. H. PROVINCIAL REPORTS, DESCRIBING THE OPERATIONS IN THE DIFFERENT PROVINCES UP TO 315T OCTOBER I897...WITH FINAL BALANCE SHEETS UP TO THE 318T JANUARY 1898. Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India, 1898. Paper boards with black cloth spine and White cloth spine label, some edge wear, paper somewhat toned with light foxing to edges, a few faint scratches and spots of rubbing on rear board, binding solid, good overall. Approx. 13" X 8.5 ", 16 + 676 pp. Mild spotting to edges, slight toning, generally clean and unmarked. A nice copy of this scarce government report, including charts and reproduced letters.

BURMA GAZETTEER PEGU DISTRICT VOLUME A by PAGE, A. J, Printing Information: Superintendent Government Printing, Burma, Rangoon (1917) - Notes: Gilt-stamped dark green cloth boards, corners slightly bumped, very light wear to top/bottom of spine, binding tight, fine overall. Approx. 8.75" x 5.75", 4 + 134 pp. Complete with in-text map and separate color folding map in a pocket on the rear board, generally clean, bright, and unmarked; "E. (or C.) L. & P. W. Webb. 18/7/35" in ink on front free end-paper, along with a handwritten bookplate in blue ink with "Rev P. W. Webb c/o Toc H Incorporated 47 Francis St London. S. W. 1." A fine copy.

ROAD MAP OF INDIA by , Printing Information: N. P., N. P. (1945) - Notes: Scale 1" = 50 miles. Sixth edition. Large color lithographic map with linen backing, paper wraps with slight wear and some toning, small wormhole not affecting the map side, very small stamp reading "This Book is from Thacker & Co. Ltd. Bombay" on front wrap, good overall. Folded, approx. 7.25" x 5.25". Overall a very nice copy of this colorful pre-partition map of India, including inset maps of some surrounding countries.

MALABAR IN TWO VOLUMES VOL. I by LOGAN, William, Printing Information: Superintendent Government Press, Madras (1951) - Notes: Volume I only. Light blue blind-stamped cloth with gilt-stamped spine, hinges, spine, and edges somewhat unevenly faded with light rubbing, binding tight, good overall. Approx. 9.75" x 6.5", 12 + 759 pp. Complete with B&W illustrations, charts, and fold-out maps at the end, errata slip, slightly toned, bookseller's stamp at lower corner of title page, generally clean and unmarked. A nice copy of this in-depth work that covers the geography, history, and people of the Malabar (Northern Kerala) region of India.

THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA by MacDONALD, J. RAMSAY, Printing Information: B. W. Huebsch, N. Y. (1920) - Notes: First US edition. Original cloth, very good copy. (At this point in his career MacDonald was not an M.P., having been defeated due to his opposition to the w

A VISIT TO THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGO, IN H. M. SHIP MAEANDER. WITH PORTIONS OF THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B. WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY OSWALD W. BRIERLEY. IN TWO VOLUMES. VOL. I by KEPPEL, Henry, Printing Information: Richard Bentley, London (1853) - Notes: First edition, volume I only. Original gilt- and blind-stamped red cloth boards with heavy wear to spine, hinges, and edges, a few small scattered stains, spine darkened, hinge cloth split, binding solid. Approx. 10.25" x 6.75", 15 + 301 pp. + [2] pp. Bentley's advertisements. Blue coated paste-downs which have been partially rubbed off on half-title page in the front and advertisement page in the rear, complete with four sepia-toned illustrations as listed but lacking chart, tidemarks to a few pages, slight toning, generally clean and unmarked. A nice copy of the first volume of this travel account. Gilt-stamped green leather bookplate of Phyllis Goodhart Gordan, a classicist and Renaissance scholar who collected a large library of early printings and supported the efforts of several scholarly institutions, including the American Philological Association and her alma mater, Bryn Mawr. He later went on to be Prime Minister. In this work he reveals a knowledge of the subject and considerable sympathy for Indian aspirations.)






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Lot 5033

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage books and folios of art prints shown in the corresponding image(s). These quality reproductions date from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,and the titles include "Portraits of the Principal Female Characters in the Waverly Novels;" "Thirty Favorite Paintings by Leading American Artists," "American Etchers: Alfred Hutty," and "Moderne Kunst in Meister-Holszchnitten." Also included are three large plates drawn by Charles Dana Gibson.

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Condition / Notes: "Female Portraits from the Waverly Novels" is in generally good condition with worn edges. The boards on the two copies of "Thirty Favorite Paintings" have separated, and the books may not be complete. Although the book is structurally sound, the spine has disappeared from "Alfred Hutty," and the covers are worn and soiled. "Moderne Kunst" is fair to poor condition with evidence of some water damage and a separating spine.

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Lot 5034

$70

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around the history of law and crime. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



THE CONFESSIONS OF A CON MAN. ILLUSTRATED BY W. GLACKENS by GLACKENS ILLUSTRATIONS]. IRWIN, WILL, Printing Information: B. W. Huebsch, N. Y. (1909) - Notes: First edition. Smith I - 67. Original pictorial cloth lettered in gilt, a very good copy, complete with 7 plates. (Card marking, circuses, shell games, three card monte, &c.)

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN EARLY MARYLAND by SEMMES, RAPHAEL, Printing Information: Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore (1938) - Notes: First edition. Original cloth, very good, in repaired dust wrapper. Index. Detailed bibliographical notes.

ONDERDONK, Benjamin T., subject. THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COURT CONVENED UNDER THE THIRD CANON OF 1844, IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1844, FOR THE TRIAL OF THE RIGHT REV. BENJAMIN T. ONDERDONK, D.D., BISHOP OF NEW YORK N.Y.: D. Appleton; Philadelphia: George S. Appleton, 1845. First edition. Stitched, as issued, with original printed rear wrapper present, but wrap lacking and much of paper on spine eroded. Approx. 9 X 5 1/2 inches; 333 pages; [l8]-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Slight corner creasing to first and last few leaves; a few light traces of foxing, but generally clean; very good. Benjamin Treadwell Onderdonk (1791-1861) was the Episcopal Bishop of New York from 1830 to 1861. As described in the present volume, he was charged with being " guilty of immorality and impurity," in that he improperly touched several women. These alleged transgressions
were recorded in affidavits gathered by the Bishops of Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. Onderdonk was tried in the House of Bishops and suspended for his alleged misconduct. Throughout the acrimonious trial, Onderdonk persistently maintained his innocence and claimed that he was persecuted because of his theological views. He was a leading supporter of the Oxford Movement and his trial came on the heels of the controversy aroused by his ordination of Anthony Carey in 1843. During his initial interview, Carey had espoused views that some in the Episcopal clergy and laity interpreted as being overly sympathetic to Catholicism. Accusations against Carey and Onderdonk were printed, and some dioceses passed resolutions condemning Onderdonk. This controversy was still fresh when the present trial for molestation began.


THE SUPREME COURT IN UNITED STATES HISTORY. IN 3 VOLUMES. by WARREN, CHARLES, Printing Information: Little, Brown & Co., Boston (1924) - Notes: Original cloth, 9 X 6 inches, a very good set of this important work. Illustrated.

HARDY, Allison [pseud. of Vance Randolph]. KATE BENDER: THE KANSAS MURDERESS. THE HORRIBLE HISTORY OF AN ARCH KILLER. Girard, Kansas: Haldeman—Julius, 1944. First edition. Original printed wrappers. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 24 pages. Neat, one-inch split to base of spine; leaves a bit tanned as usual (this is an inexpensively produced pamphlet printed on cheap paper); still very good. An account of the serial murders perpetrated by Kate Bender and family (AKA the Bloody Benders) in Labette County Kansas.

MARTIN, John Hill. MARTIN'S BENCH AND BAR OF PHILADELPHIA. TOGETHER WITH OTHER LISTS OF PERSONS APPOINTED TO ADMINISTER THE LAWS OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA, AND THE PROVINCE AND COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. Philadelphia: Rees Welsh & (30., 1883. Black cloth with gold-stamped spine, 9 1/2 X 6 inches. First, limited edition. Copy number 72 of an unspecified number. Contains much useful information. Spine somewhat loosened and edges somewhat chipped. A very good copy.




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Lot 5035

$40

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around European literary and printing history. We are including his original descriptions below. Titles are as follows:



THE FRENCH-REFUGEE NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS IN THE U. S. 1789 - 1825. A DISSERTATION . . . by MARINO, SAML. J., Printing Information: Univ, Microfilms, Ann Arbor (1962) - Notes: 8vo, original blue wraps with title label, light wear, printed on the rectos, a few leaves lightly inked, ix, 385 leaves. Scarce. LAID IN: A pamphlet by Barthold, "Gazette Francoise, Newport, R. I., 1780-81." THE TWO FOR ONE MONEY

LA FOLIE ET LES FOUS LITTERAIRES EN ESPAGNE 1500-1650. by RIGEARD, MARTINE, Printing Information: , Paris, (1972) () - Notes: Original boards, small label on spine, libr.. stamp on title page verso, otherwise very good

UITVINDING BOEKDRUKKUNST by NOORDZIEK, JAN JACOBUS FREDERIK], Printing Information: Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem (1854) - Notes: First edition. Also attributed to Jacobus Koning. Original printed wrappers, 6.5 X 5 inches, rubbed, spine wear. Portrait and illus's. [6], vi, 82, [1] pages. Small book label of J. H. Krelage, a leading Dutch florist. (Concerns Coster and the invention of printing.)


LE MOUVEMENT ROMANTIQUE 1788 - 1850. ESSAI DE BIBLIOGRAPHIE ... by ESCOFFIER, MAURICE, Printing Information: Maison du Bibliophile, Paris (1934) - Notes: Auction catalog of over 1900 items, many annotated. lengthy Index. Original wrappers, edges chipped.

FIFTEENTH CENTURY STUDIES, edited by Robert F. Yeager, Archon Books, 1984.

PLANTIN: tHE MORETUS AND THEIR WORK, by Maurits Savve, L.J. Kryn, 1926.

GEDICHTE by WARNCKE, PAUL, Printing Information: , Berlin (1926) - Notes: Gewidmet zur 13. Hauptversammlung der Maximilian Gesellschaft. Sm. 4to, original cloth-backed printed boards, unopened, very good. 1 OF 300 COPIES. Announcement tipped to end paper. An attractively printed work published on Warncke's 60th birthday. (Sculptor & poet who started out as a bookseller. SCARCE: OCLC cites only the Harvard copy and a copy in the State Library of Berlin.)

IMPRIMEURS DES LIBRAIRES PARISIENS DE XVIe SIECLE. OUVRAGE PUBLIE D'APRES LES MANUSCRITS DE PHILIPPE RENOUARD PAR LA BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE. FACSCICULE BRUMEN by , Printing Information: , Paris (1984) - Notes: 4to, original printed wrappers, very good. Detailed descriptions. Plates

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Lot 5036

$275

Details: This lot consists of a collection of First Day Covers, and two charming, original color prints by noted illustrators, which are matted and ready for framing or for retail. About one-fourth of the FDCs date from the 1940s and 1950s, with the dates of issue on the rest between 1960 and 1967.

One print, dated 1905, is by Arthur Rackham; and the other, dated 1922, is by Willebeek le Mair.

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Condition / Notes: This material is in very good condition.

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Lot 5037

$60

Title: Routes for Steamers from Aden to the Straits of Sunda and Back
Author: J. E. Cornelissen
Publisher: E. Stanford
City: London
Year: 1872
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 11 pages plus chart and 5 fold-out maps
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is string bound in original blue printed wrappers. Spine is worn. Edges display slight chipping. Previous owner's name appears on front wrapper. Stamp and annotation in ink at top of title page. Pages display light foxing at margins. Stamp reads "From the Collection of Kinsell L. Coulson" (whose studies concerned atmospherics). Chart contains wind table in the Indian Ocean. Well-preserved maps show route from Adan to the Strait of Sunda, which lies between Sumatra and Java.

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Lot 5038

$130

Details: The antique sheet music in this lot all dates from the Civil War. Titles include

"Sleep, My Dear One"
"The Sword My Brave Boy Wore"
"Eagle of Freedom"
"The Empty Sleeve"
"God Save Our Fatherland"
"The Voice of the Army"
"Glory Hallelujah March"
"Glory Hallelujah Quickstep"
"Glory Hallelujah!! For the Lord is on Our Side"
"The Glorioso Galop"
"When This War is Over I Will Come Back to Thee"
"When Sherman Marched Down to the Sea"

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Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in generally good condition, with signs of wear consistent with age and use.

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Lot 5039

$275

Title: Works
Author: Victor Hugo - Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.

In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, "Les Contemplations" and "La Légende des siècles" stand particularly high in critical esteem, and Hugo is sometimes identified as the greatest French poet. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels "Les Misérables" and "Notre-Dame de Paris" (also known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).

Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views refined as the decades passed; he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, and his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He is buried in the Panthéon.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1888-1891
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Complete: No
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce "Library Edition" of the works of Victor Hugo, which includes "Les miserables" in five volumes, "Notre-Dame de Paris" in two volumes, "Toilers of the Sea" in two volumes, "The Man Who Laughs" in two volumes, and "Ninety-Three" in a single volume.

Handsome antique set is bound in three-quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Spines have raised bands, bright stamped gilt lettering and stamped floral patterns. Books with gilt top edges and marbled endpapers are in excellent condition. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates.

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Lot 5040

$120

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around collectible literature. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



ARCHER IN HOLLYWOOD. WITH A FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR by MACDONALD, ROSS, Printing Information: Knopf, N. Y. (1967) - Notes: First edition. Original cloth, nice copy, in the slightly worn dust wrapper. Lengthy N. Y. Times obituary laid in. Three novels: The Moving Target; The Way Some People Die; The Barbarous Coast.



FOOLS DIE, A NOVEL by PUZO, MARIO, Printing Information: Putnam, (1978), N. Y. Notes: 3rd impression. Original two-tone cloth stamped in gold, nice copy in d.w. SIGNED inscription by Puzo.




THE TWO DEATHS OF CHRISTOPHER MARTIN by GOLDING, William, Printing Information: Harcourt Brace and Company, New York (1956) - Notes: First US edition (published in England as Pincher Martin). Black paper and yellow cloth black-stamped spine in very good condition, dust jacket slightly worn at edges with small closed tear on front flap, price not clipped, in protective removable plastic sleeve. Pages clean and bright. A very nice copy.




WEST OF ROME. TWO NOVELLAS by FANTE, JOHN, Printing Information: Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa (1986) - Notes: # 98 OF 176 NUMBERED DELUXE COPIES bound in boards by Earle Gray. Nice, with plain plastic protective wrapper. Striking title page typography & cover printed in several colors. ("My Dog Stupid" and "The Orgy.")




JEAN RIVARD LE DEFRICHEUR . DEUXIEME EDITION - REVUE ET CORIGEE & JEAN RIVARD ECONOMISTE . DEUXIEME EDITION - REVUE ET CORIGEE by GERIN-LAJOIE, A[NTOINE], Printing Information: Rolland et Fils, 1874 & 1876, Montreal () - Notes: 2 volumes. First editions (sic - the "second edition" refers to previous periodical appearance; these are the first book editions.) Small octavos, later cloth, (similar but not matching), first part with both wrappers bound in, 2nd part with front wrapper bound in (both front wrappers have marginal soiling.) OCLC locates only 4 copies of the first part in the US & only 3 copies of the 2nd in the US. Only the Bibliotheque Nationale is cited for Europe. This 2-part novel praising and promoting the agrarian life has been a perennial favorite in Canada since its publication, and is a landmark in French-Canadian literature.




DESCENSO A LOS INFIERNOS, BIOGRAFIA NOVELADA DE PABLO PICASSO. PRIMERA EDICION by JOHNSON, CARLOS A., Printing Information: Coleccion el Rimense-Neoyorquino, N. Y. (1998) - Notes: First edition. Original pictorial wrappers, excellent copy.




THE MAGIC BARREL by MALAMUD, Bernard, Printing Information: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, New York (1958) - Notes: First edition, purple boards with colored stamp on front board and lilac cloth spine, very minor wear, dust jacket lightly worn with spine faded, light chipping to top of spine, price not clipped, in a protective removable plastic sleeve. Pages clean and bright, top edge stained grey, no marks. A nice copy.




THE LYNCHERS by WIDEMAN, John Edgar, Printing Information: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York (1973) - Notes: First edition terracotta cloth boards with black-stamped spine, very good condition, binding tight. Unusually, comes with two dust jackets, both in very fine condition with the prices not clipped; outer jacket in removable protective plastic sleeve. Light foxing to end-papers and edges, pages otherwise clean and unmarked. A fine copy of this novel about race relations.




THE NAMES by DELILLO, Don, Printing Information: Alfred A. Knopf, New York (1982) - Notes: First edition, tan bronze-stamped paper and sand cloth spine in very good condition without wearing, dust jacket very fine with light creasing to spine, no other wear, price not clipped, in removable protective sleeve. Paper clean, bright, and unmarked, light blue top edge. A very nice copy.


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Condition / Notes:
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Lot 5041

$55

Details: Fifteen tintypes are included in this lot of antique photographs, which also has cabinet cards, portraits, and group photos. One cabinet card is marked "Railroad Photo. Car.".

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Condition / Notes:
These pictures are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging. Some tintypes show crazing.


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Lot 5042

$50

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around collectible vintage & antique literature. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



A SEASON IN ENGLAND by NEWBY, P. H., Printing Information: Jonathan Cape, London (1951) - Notes: First edition, green boards in good condition with very slight wear to top/bottom of spine, dust jacket fine with very slight wear to top/bottom of spine and edges. Small ink inscription on final free end-paper, otherwise clean and unmarked, a very nice copy.




EXIT A DICTATOR by OPPENHEIM, E. PHILLIPS, Printing Information: Hodder & Stoughton, (1939), London () - Notes: First edition. Original blue cloth, very good, in a vivid color dust wrapper (d.w. has a small piece gone from the top of the spine & slight corner wear.)




EAST AND WEST, THE CONFESSIONS OF A PRINCESS. BY --- ? by LIZADA, Ma. Concepcion Claudio], Printing Information: Thomas Seltzer, N. Y. (1924) - Notes: First U. S. edition. Original cloth, some soiling along the bottom edge, in the worn but bright artistic dust wrapper. (Novel of Burma)




LAURA CREICHTON by MORDAUNT, ELINOR, Printing Information: Small , Maynard, & Co., (1922), Boston () - Notes: First US edition. Original cloth, slight corner wear, in a worn d.w. (Story of a romance with "a stranger, of alien race - an 'under-man'" in which a bomb-thrower kills a general.)




COLLECTED SHORT STORIES ... VOLUMES 1 & 2 (OF 3) by FAULKNER, WILLIAM, Printing Information: Chatto & Windus, London (1958) - Notes: First UK edition. Massey 432. Vol. 1: Uncle Willy & Other Stories; Vol. 2: These Thirteen. Original gilt-stamped blue cloth, small notation on rear blanks, otherwise very good, in dust wrappers.




PHANTOM, A NOVEL ... by HAUPTMANN, GERHART, Printing Information: B. W. Huebsch, N. Y. (1922) - Notes: First US edition, and probably the first edition in English (the London edition was dated 1923.) Original decorated cloth, excellent copy, in the edge-chipped dust wrapper. Bookplate of the famous collector and librettist, Harry Bache Smith. (Murder mystery.)





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This lot also includes "The Rogue's Road," by Virgil Markham.

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