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Lot 5001

$120

Details: This lot consists of a large collection of "Independent Ukraine" magazines from the years 1960-1964. The magazine was published by "the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine."

The magazine is edited by Michael Panasiuk.

The magazine, is its history, was in a support of the Melnyk faction.

Andriy Melnyk (Ukrainian: ?????? ?é?????) (December 12, 1890 – November 1, 1964) was a Ukrainian military and political leader. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear, with some occasional stamps or previous owner inscriptions.
Lot 5002

$10

Book Details: This group consists of the volumes of literature and fiction shown in the corresponding images.

There are several volumes of classic literature which feature decorative gilt bindings including: "The Collected Lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay"; "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen; "Ben Hur" by Lew Wallace; "Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis; "Green Mansions" by W.H. Hudson; "Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad; "The Travels of Marco Polo" translated by William Marsden; "Barchester Towers" by ANthony Trollope; "The Spoils of Poynton" by Henry James; and "The Complete Tales of Washington Irving."

Additionally, this group features titles and authors such as: "The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens; "Fidelity" by Susan Glaspell; William Shakespeare; "The Heart of Rome"; Samuel Lover; "African Folktales and Sculpture"; and more.

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Condition / Notes: These books display a range of age and wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and attachments.
Lot 5003

$55

Book Details: This group features pamphlets, off-prints, and articles on theology by Congregational ministers and addresses, reports, and sermons made to various American Bible societies. These antique texts were printed between 1801 and 1901.

A selection of titles in this group of 19 volumes includes: “A Sermon, Delivered Before the Annual Convention of the Congregational Ministers of Massachusetts in Boston, May 28, 1804” by Joseph Dana; “A Discourse, Delivered at the Anniversary of the New-York Female Auxiliary Bible Society,” 1823; "The Least of Two Evils; a Sermon, Preached on July 9, 1848" by John Weiss; "The Doctrine of Immortality: A Christmas Sermon Delivered in Worcester, 1818" by Aaron Bancroft and “Centennial Celebration of the Cumberland Associations of Congregational Ministers,” 1888.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications including toning and marginal tears. Some volumes may be stamped to indicate ex-library status or have other markings in pencil or ink.
Lot 5004

$60

Title: The Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: Illustrated by Shraga Weil - Shraga Weil was an Israeli painter whose work is in the permanent collections of Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Los Angeles County Museum, Jewish Museum, New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Judah Magnes Museum, Berkeley, CA, as well as others. [Courtesy Wikipedia] , Uncredited
Translor: Geza Vermes - Géza Vermes was a British scholar of Jewish Hungarian origin—one who also served as a Catholic priest in his youth—and writer on religious history, particularly Jewish and Christian. He wrote about the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient works in Aramaic such as the Targums, and on the life and religion of Jesus. He was one of the most important voices in contemporary Jesus research, and he has been described as the greatest Jesus scholar of his time. Vermes' written work on Jesus focuses principally on Jesus the Jew, as seen in the broader context of the narrative scope of Jewish history and theology, while questioning the basis of some Christian teachings on Jesus. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Printed for Members of the Limited Editions Club
City: Westerham
Year: 1966
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 241 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This limited edition volume bears the signature of its illustrator, noted Israeli artist Shraga Weil. The book is bound by gray cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned in gilt letters on its red leather spine cover. The book comes complete with a protective slipcase.

The text itself contains an English translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Discovered in the 1940s, these fascinating texts are the oldest known fragments of the bible and also contain extra-biblical works like the book of Enoch. This volume features not only translations from the scrolls but an introduction and commentaries from Geza Vermas, "one of the most important voices in contemporary Jesus research." Additionally, this book contains full color illustrations by Shraga Weil.

The limitation page in the back of text reads: "Fifteen hundred copies of this edition of 'The Dead Sea Scrolls' have been made for the members of The Limited Editions Club from the typographic plan by Henri Friedlaender. The printing has been done by the Westerham Press in Westerham, Kent, England. The illustrations have been drawn by Shraga Weil, who here signs in this copy, number 461.

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with only the slightest indications of age and wear on the boards. The inside of the hinges of the front and back boards are partially cracked. The binding is otherwise solid and the pages are intact. The illustrations display vividly and brightly. The text itself is clear and legible throughout. There are some minor indications of rubbing and shelfwear on the protective slipcase.
Lot 5005

$225

Title: Activites of Ku Klux Klan Organizations in the United States: Hearings Before the Commitee on Un-American Activities
Author: Uncredited
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1966-1967
Binding Style: Softcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This 6 volume set of paperback texts contains the official reports from the American House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities report on the Ku Klux Klan from the years 1966-1967.

The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was notorious for its persecution of artists, activists, and intellectuals it considered affiliated with communists between 1938 and 1969. In the mid-1960s, however, the HUAC briefly turned its attention to the Ku Klux Klan, interrogating its leaders and holding several of them in contempt. Little actual legislative progress was made from this attempt to interrogate clansmen and the brief time that the HUAC spent challenging the KKK instead of Hollywood producers, writers, and actors has mostly been overlooked or forgotten since. Many consider these interrogations to be show trials from an institution grappling with a significant loss of credibility because of its overreach in challenging innocent artists during the 40s and 50s. These volumes, prepared and released by the committee itself, reveal the details of this fascinating moment in American History.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display some indications of age and wear including some minor creasing, toning, and foxing. The binding of each volume is solid and secure and there are no loose pages. The text shows clearly throughout.
Lot 5006

$35

Title: Il Palazzo di Venezia
Author: Federico Hermanin - Federico Hermanin was an art critic and Italian museologist. [Courtesy Wikipedia/Google Translate], Mario Salmi - Mario Salmi was an Italian art historian and art critic who specialized in Romanesque architecture , Tuscan sculpture, and the early Italian Renaissance period. [Courtesy Wikipedia/Google Translate]
Publisher: La libreria dello stato
City: Unknown
Year: 1948
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 418 pages
Width: 12" Height: 16.75"
Book Details: This limited edition large format volume is bound by blue cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned in gilt letters on the front cover and spine.

This work is printed on heavy paper in its original Italian. The volume features numerous illustrations - some in color - and photographs detailing the art history of Venice.

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Condition / Notes: The boards show some indications of shelfwear and rubbing, particularly on high points. There are partial cracks in the front and back hinges. The binding is secure and intact. There is some light toning on the margins of some pages though the text and illustrations display brightly and legibly throughout the book.
Lot 5007

$20

Title: The Human Slaughter-House
Author: Wilhelm Lamszus - Wilhelm Lamszus was a German reform educator and pacifist writer. [Courtesy Wikipedia/Google Translate]
Editor: Alfred Noyes - Alfred Noyes was an English poet, best known for his ballads, "The Highwayman" and "The Barrel-Organ." [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: Oakley Williams
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1913
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 116 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: This text is the first U.S. edition of Wilhelm Lamszus's "The Human Slaughter-House." The text is bound by red paper boards with the title printed in gilt letters on the front cover and spine.

This volume discusses the horrors of modern warfare and the need for world powers to disengage from militarism. The text, first published in Germany in 1912, is exceptionally prescient considering the war which would follow. In this challenge to his own government and countries around the world, Lamszus recognized the threat that modern technology combined with militaristic impulses posed and argued strongly in favor of pacifism in opposition to blind nationalism. Lamszus was one of the first thinkers to recognize the damage that a rapidly industrialized world could inflict upon its peoples through modern warfare, yet despite his work's popularity in Germany he found himself confined to the outskirts of academia and scholarship as the globe tilted ever closer to World War I. His ideas rejected by his countrymen and his career put on hold by the rise of the Nazi Party during World War II, Lamszus managed to get by on a meager pension and by publishing articles under a pseudonym. Only at the very end of his life was Lamszus recognized for his work, receiving an honorary doctorate from Humbolt University in East Berlin in 1962. [Information Courtesy Wikipedia/Google Translate]

In his introduction to the text, translator Oakley Williams notes "The question rises whether it is more patriotic to blink it, to go on pretending that war is what it used to be - a soldier's death on the field of honor, or senseless automatic slaughter by machinery. It is against this latter mechanical aspect of war that the instinct of humanity, to which Lamszus has given voice in vivid words, revolts."

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows some indications of age and wear including some rubbing and shelfwear particularly on high points. There is some light toning on the boards and a partial tear in the spine cover. The binding is solid and intact. The pages show some light toning though the text itself remains clear and legible throughout.
Lot 5008

$25

Book Details: This group of decorative antique books features poetry, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Idyls and Legends of Inverburn" by Robert Browning; "Cap and Gown, Some College Verse" Chosen by Joseph la Roy Harrison; "Naphtali; or, The Young Bondman" by Amanda Pyle Michener; author signed "Poems from Arabesque" by Yolande Langworthy; "A Parody Anthology" & "A Satire Anthology" Collected by Carolyn Wells.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates.
Lot 5009

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Sceptic's Manual, or Christianity Verified - Dated 1811 by J.F. Watson - Other - see description - The front free endpaper of this text is signed by the American artist Joseph Mason (1808 – October 8, 1842). Mason worked closely with print maker and ornithologist John James Audubon and made a significant contribution to Audubon's iconic book, "The Birds of North America."

The book is bound by yellow paper boards with the title typewritten on a blue field on the front cover and spine.

The full title of this volume is "The Sceptic's Manual, or Christianity Verified: Being a New Method of Appeal to the Understandings and Consciences of Deists, Jews, Sceptics, and Formal Professors: For the Truth, Power, and Efficacy of the Christian Religion; Demonstrated in Three Parts: By the Truth of the Holy Scriptures, By the Certainty of the Manifestation of the Spirit, and By the Influence and Power of Religion, as Exemplified in the Conversion of Notorious Sinners, and in the Lives of Distinguished Saints."

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The yellow hardcover of this volume appears to have been attached over the original boards. There are some moisture markings and extensive handwritten notes in ink on the front endpapers.The pages show some significant age toning indications though the text is legible. The binding is solid and intact, as are the hinges. The signature shows clearly and legibly despite some toning.
- The Sceptic's Manual or Christianity Verified by John Fletcher , David Simpson, Charles Leslie - Dated 1811 by J.F. Watson - Other - see description
Lot 5010

$90

Title: De Dierenriem
Author: Albert Helman - Albert Helman, pseudonym of Lodewijk (Lou) Alphonsus Maria Lichtveld , (Paramaribo , November 7, 1903 - Amsterdam , July 10, 1996) was a Dutch - Surinamese writer, politician and resistance fighter during the Second World War. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Verge van Van Gelder Zonen
City: Amsterdam
Year: 1941
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 10.5" Height: 15.25"
Book Details: This antique folio volume is a limited edition, signed by both the author, Albert Helman, and the illustrator, Pieter Starreveld.

The volume, translated to English as "The Zodiac", has text and corresponding image for each of the zodiac signs. All images feature a tissue-guard.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild signs of age/wear with a stain on the front cover. The interior pages show some light age toning. The images are bright and clean with tissue guards.
Lot 5011

$55

Title: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or David Copperfield
Author: Robert Benchley - Robert Charles Benchley was an American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor. From his beginnings at The Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, through his many years writing essays and articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker and his acclaimed short films, Benchley's style of humor brought him respect and success during his life, from his peers at the Algonquin Round Table in New York City to contemporaries in the burgeoning film industry. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 233 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This antique first edition volume is bound in yellow cloth covered boards and signed by Benchley in pencil on the front free endpaper.

The volume consists of show stories or columns as well as humorous cartoons throughout.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear with rubbing to the boards as well as light soiling.
Lot 5012

$35

Book Details: This group features volumes of books on books about Robert Frost's life and work along with books of letters and correspondence between Frost and his associates.

There are 8 volumes in this group, including: "Robert Frost in Russia"; "The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer"; and "Fire and Ice: The Art and Thought of Robert Frost."

Frost was an immensely successful poet who won 4 Pulitzer Prizes for poetry, received the Congressional Gold Medal for his poetic works, and was named Poet Laureate of Vermont. His work is defined by its unique examination of nature and its connection to humanity. Wikipedia quotes "Contemporary Literary Criticism" saying, "Frost's best work explores fundamental questions of existence, depicting with chilling starkness the loneliness of the individual in an indifferent universe."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 5013

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of fifteen volumes of Sir Walter Scott's "Waverley Novels", here bound in Victorian gilt bindings. The series is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces and illustrations throughout. The series was published circa 1880.

Some titles present include:
"Ivanhoe"
"The Monastery"
"Rob Roy"
"Heart of Midlothian"
"Woodstock"
&
"Waverley"


The Waverley Novels is a long series of novels by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832). For nearly a century, they were among the most popular and widely read novels in all of Europe. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. The exterior boards show edgewear as the interior pages show light age toning, etc.
Lot 5014

$100

Title: The Story of the Rough Riders 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry: The Regiment in Camp and on the Battle Field
Author: Edward Marshall - Edward Marshall was an early 20th century journalist and writer. He was once severely wounded in a battle during the Spanish-American War. In a strange turn of events, Marshall was mistaken for the commanding officer of the Rough Riders regiment, leading future president Theodore Roosevelt to take over the unit for the remainder of the battle until the actual commanding officer, who was very much alive, took back command. Marshall survived as well and went on to write a book about his experience with the Rough Riders.
Publisher: G.W. Dillingham Co., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 320 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This first edition volume is bound by brown cloth covered boards with a decorative illustration on the front cover and spine alongside the title and author's name.

The text discusses the exploits of the famed Rough Riders regiment which fought during the Spanish-American war. A young Theodore Roosevelt is among the soldiers featured in this text. The title includes several photographs and other illustrations depicting the Rough Riders in action.

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows some indications of shelfwear and rubbing, particularly on high points. There are partial cracks in the front and back hinges though the binding is otherwise firm. The pages show some light toning but the text and illustrations remain clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 5015

$10

Title: C. A. Cutter's Three-Figure Author Table
Author: Charles Ammi Cutter - Charles Ammi Cutter was an American librarian.

Charles Ammi Cutter, inspired by the decimal classification of his contemporary Melvil Dewey, and with Dewey's initial encouragement, developed his own classification scheme for the Winchester Town Library and then the Boston Athenaeum, at which he served as librarian for twenty-four years. He began work on it around the year 1880, publishing an overview of the new system in 1882. The same classification would later be used, but with a different notation, also devised by Cutter, at the Cary Library in Lexington, Massachusetts. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: The H. R. Hunting Company
City: Springfield, Massachusetts
Year: c. 1969
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 7.75" Height: 14"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in folio green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering on the front board. This volume is used for library organization with a new system of author cataloguing. Thick boards are used for the pages.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear with rubbing and edgewear to the boards and interior pages as well as interior age toning/soiling.
Lot 5016

$200

Book Details: This group features volumes of poetry and prose by Robert Frost in their original dust jackets.

There are 3 volumes in this group: a first edition copy of “New Hampshire,” 1923; a first edition copy of “In the Clearing,” 1962; and “The Road Not Taken,” 1951.

Frost was an immensely successful poet who won 4 Pulitzer Prizes for poetry, received the Congressional Gold Medal for his poetic works, and was named Poet Laureate of Vermont. His work is defined by its unique examination of nature and its connection to humanity. Wikipedia quotes "Contemporary Literary Criticism" saying, "Frost's best work explores fundamental questions of existence, depicting with chilling starkness the loneliness of the individual in an indifferent universe."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications.
Lot 5017

$40

Title: The Man without a Country
Author: Edward E. Hale - Edward Everett Hale was an American author, historian, and Unitarian minister. Hale published a wide variety of works in fiction, history and biography. He used his writings and the two magazines he founded, "Old and New" (1870–75) and "Lend a Hand" (1886–97), to advance a number of social reforms, including religious tolerance, the abolition of slavery and wider education. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1898
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 106 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: There is a piece of correspondence bearing the signature of author Edward E. Hale attached to this volume of his juvenile fiction. The book is bound by tan cloth covered boards with a an illustration in brown ink and the title and author's name emblazoned in gilt letters on the front cover and spine.

The text of the letter reads: "Dear Mr. Suton(?), I left in your study an umbrella and a prayer book. Will you do me the favor to send them to me, by express at my expense, at 14 Bedford Street, Boston? Truly yours, Edw. E Hale." The letter was written on Hale's personal stationary and is dated August 1, 1898.

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Condition / Notes: The boards of this volume show some light toning, rubbing, and shelfwear. The back hinge is partially cracked and there is one loose advertisement page though there are no other indications of loss. The pages display some age toning though the text remains clear and legible throughout the volume. Hale's letter has been pasted onto the flyleaf and his signature is clear and crisp.
Lot 5018

$25

Title: The Electric Telegraph of Fun
Author: Alfred Henry Forrester - Alfred Henry Forrester was an English author, illustrator and artist, who was also known under the pseudonym of Alfred Crowquill. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: G. Routledge & Co.
City: London
Year: 1854
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 224 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in decorative boards and later reinforced spine cover. The volume contains rhymes and riddles for children as well as being adorned with a frontispiece and some illustrations throughout.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows moderate to significant signs of age/wear with a cloth-taped spine cover and rubbing/edgewear to the boards. The front board and frontispiece are separated from the spine and rest of the volume. Previous pencil inscriptions are present throughout.
Lot 5019

$15

Book Details: This lot consists of the Ukrainian periodical magazine "Liberation Path", published monthly by the Ukrainian Publishers Ltd. This is an emigre publication of "Ukrainian Political, Social, Scientific & Literary" articles.

The magazine runs span from 1958-1964 (not all years are fully represented).

The magazines were published monthly and printed in Liverpool, England. Some volumes from 1961 are here bound in marbled paper covered boards.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 5020

$10

Book Details: This group of collectible books features archaeology & anthropology, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Man and the Glacial Period;" "Sarcofagi Romani di Sardegna;" Growth and culture: A Photographic Study of Balinese Childhood" by Margaret Mead and Frances Cooke Macgregor; "Hazor: The First Season 1995."

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. The dust jacket to "Hazor: The First Season 1995" is chipped and lacking material.
Lot 5021

$175

Book Details: This group of books features antique first printing Mysteries, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: a first edition copy of "The Mystery of the Fiddling Cracksman" by Harry Stephen Keeler; a first printing of "Death Stops the Bells" by Richard M. Baker; and a first printing of "The Jasmine Trail" by Harry J. Hagerty. All three volumes come accompanied with dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: These books show mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 5022

$30

Title: Driemaal Dwars Door Sumatra en Zwerftochten Door Bali
Author: H.H. Van Kol - Hendrikus Hubertus van Kol was a Dutch politician. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: W. L. & J. Brusse's Uitgeversmaatschappij
City: Rotterdam
Year: 1914
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 436 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This volume is bound by tan cloth covered boards with the title printed in gilt letters on the front cover and spine. There is a pictorial device on the front cover in gilt ink. The text contains several photo-illustrations and folding maps detailing a Dutch expedition to Sumatra and Bali.

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Condition / Notes: There is some foxing and toning on the boards and spine of this text. The hinges are secure and intact. The binding is solid. The pages show nicely despite some light toning and foxing. The text and illustrations are clear and legible throughout the volume.
Lot 5023

$15

Title: Casanova's Homecoming
Author: Arthur Schnitzler - Arthur Schnitzler (15 May 1862 – 21 October 1931) was an Austrian author and dramatist. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Privately Printed for Subscribers Only
City: New York
Year: 1921
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 201 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details: This volume is a limited edition, stating "1250 Copies of This Book Have Been Printed, of Which This is No. 216." This volume has been translated to English from the original . The novella depicts the love life of Casanova in his later years.

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova (April 1725 – 4 June 1798) was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows rubbing and edgewear to the boards as well as a partially separated spine cover. The interior pages show well with light occasional age toning.
Lot 5024

$15

Title: The Life of Blessed Martin de Porres: Saintly American Negro and Patron of Social Justice
Author: J. C. Kearns
Publisher: P. J. Kenedy
City: New York
Year: 1937
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 212 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in brown cloth covered boards with original dust jacket.

From the dust jacket:
"Blessed Martin offers us an example of the true love which motivates the Church's heroes in their desire to help their fellowman. For he helps because he loves, and, in the manner of the real lover, his aid is unostentatious, full, and completely devoid of selfishness. It is small wonder, then, that Blessed Martin is hailed as the patron of social justice. "
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with mild signs of age/wear, including age toning and edgewear to the jacket, which is price-clipped.
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