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Lot 1001

$425

Title: A Clockwork Orange
Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1963
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages
Width: 6 Height: 8.75"
Book Details: First U.S. edition of this 1962 dystopian novella by Anthony Burgess. The novel contains an experiment in language: the characters often use an argot called "Nadsat," derived from Russian.

In 1998, the Modern Library ranked A Clockwork Orange 65th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. The best known adaptation of the novel to other forms is the 1971 film "A Clockwork Orange" by Stanley Kubrick, starring Malcolm McDowell as Alex.

Condition / Notes: Volume is in excellent condition in first issue dust jacket. Bright dust jacket is in mylar cover. Jacket shows light shelfwear, with light creasing and very small tears to edges of spine and rear cover. Bottom outside corner of front flap has been cut off. Text not affected.
 
Lot 1002

$1,300
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Sidharubam seu grammatica Samscrdamica cui accedit dissertatio historico-critica in languam samscrdamicam vulgo samscret dictam by Paulinus a S. Bartholomaeo - Dated 1790 by Ex Typographia Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide - First Edition - This is a scarce first edition of the first Sanskrit grammar to be published in Europe. The author, also known as Philip Werdin (or Wesdin) was an Austrian Carmelite missionary in Malabar from 1776 to 1789. An outstanding Orientalist he was one of the first to remark upon the close relationship between Indian and European languages.

- Systema Brahmanicum, liturgicum, mythologicum, civile, ex monumentis indicis musei Borgiani Velitris dissertationibus historico-criticis illustravit by Paulinus a S. Bartholomaeo - Dated 1791 by Antonio Fulgoni - First Edition- Examen Historico-Criticum Codicum Indicorum Bibliotecae Sacrae Congregationis de Propagande Fide by Paulinus a S. Bartholomaeo - Dated 1792 by Ex Typographia Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide - First Edition - First and only edition of this extremely early catalogue of Sanskrit manuscripts on palm leaves and on paper. 80 pp. Lengthy scholarly introduction. Dozens of manuscripts described.

- Musei Borgiani Velitris Codices Manuscripti Avenses, Peguanimusei Borgiani Velitris Codices Manuscripti Avenses, Peguani Siamici Malabarici Indostani animadversionibus historico-criticis castigati et illustrati. Accedunt monumenta inedita, et cosmogonia Indico-Tibetana by Paulinus a S. Bartholomaeo - Dated 1793 by Antonio Fulgoni - First Edition - This is a scarce first edition of this the only edition of this collection of Southeast Asian manuscripts in the famous Borgia Museum in Velletri, and perhaps the first publication of such material in the West. The museum was founded by Stefano, Cardinal Borgia (1731-1804), who formed important collections of antiquities, manuscripts, coins, and gems, and was well known for the accessibility he afforded to researchers who wished to consult the treasures in his collection. The study of Southeast Asian art and mythology was in its infancy when this book appeared in press, and its publication made a quantum leap in the study of the field. Nineteen different manuscripts are described here by the author, Paolino da San Bartolomeo (1748-1806), an ex-missionary to Malabar from the order of Discalced Carmelites. A folding plate illustrating the hierarchy of Tibetan Buddhist cosmogony is followed by an essay comparing Tibetan religious concepts to ideas expounded in Plato's Timaeus."

Antique volume in library binding with gilt lettering and call number on spine. Books shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Front endpaper bears armorial bookplate and traces of removal of additional bookplate. Age-toned pages are otherwise clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 1003

$140

Title: The Giant Raft (Part 1): Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
Author: Jules Verne - Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie). Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction," a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Pagination: 244 pages plus 16 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is a scarce edition of this Verne adventure novel. Published in French in 1881 as "La Jangada: 800 lieues sur l'Amazone" ("jangada" being a Brazilian term for a large river raft), the first American edition was Munro's wrappered Seaside Library version, in July of that year and January of the following year. Sampson Low's illustrated hardbound London edition came out in November 1881 and May 1882, and this Scribner edition was published in December 1881 and September 1882.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in olive-green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. Book shows light external wear, with bumped corners. Binding is tight. Unmarked interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with intact fold-out map and full-page engraved plates.
 
Lot 1004

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of four author-signed first edition books by popular authors shown in the corresponding image(s). These handsome volumes have fancy leather bindings which show elaborate gilt debossing, gilt page edges, and raised bands on their spines. Each volume is a limited edition printing for the Signed First Edition Society by The Franklin Library. Some volumes contain a promotional flier from The Franklin Library. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are in new or nearly new condition. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications on the gilt page edges.
 
Lot 1005

$120

Title: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including “Hamlet”, “King Lear,” “Othello,” and “Macbeth”, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: High Wycombe
Year: 1933
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [2], xiii, [6], 149, [3] pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This is a scarce limited edition of one of the great works of world literature. This is copy number 1312 of 1500 designed and decorated with wood engravings by Eric Gill and signed by the artist on the colophon page.

Eric Gill (22 February 1882 – 17 November 1940) was a British sculptor, typeface designer, stonecutter and printmaker, who was associated with the Arts and Crafts.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved vintage book bound in full blind-stamped pigskin. Volumes shows light external wear to spine. Binding is tight. Very minor foxing appears on front endpaper. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Cardboard slipcase with name to spine shows very light shelfwear.
 
Lot 1006

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative vintage and antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): dancing, love, waltzes, and the fox trot, among others. There are approximately 45 individual music pieces in this lot, most of which have beautiful color front covers. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots.
Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. All covers are present, some may be detached and there is some edge wear.
 
Lot 1007

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the album of Victorian trade cards depicting children shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes handsome chromolithographs with vibrant colors. There are approximately 55 cards included in the album. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These cards are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. They are carefully stored in plastic sleeves within the album.
 
Lot 1008

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of three books by French authors shown in the corresponding image(s). These handsome volumes, printed by Easton Press, have fancy leather bindings which show elaborate gilt debossing, gilt page edges, and raised bands on their spines. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are in new or nearly new condition. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications on the gilt page edges.
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Lot 1009

$40

Book Details: This lot includes a group of first issues of Life magazines, including the first issue of the periodical, dated November 23, 1936, with Margaret Bourke-White photograph on front cover. The five remaining issues bring this collection through the end of 1936, with the last of the six dated December 28. Magazines are in decorative binder with embossed magazine title to front cover. Binder shows wear at extremities. It should be noted that the magazines are not bound. All issues are intact.
 
Lot 1010

$120

Title: Bancroft's Pacific Coast Guide Book
Author: John S. Hittel
Publisher: A. L. Bancroft & Co., Publishers
City: San Francisco
Year: 1882
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 270 pages plus 14 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5 Height: 7"
Book Details: This is a scarce edition of an antique guide book with well-preserved color maps.

"The main purpose of this book is to present, in a small space, such information as will be of most interest to travelers generally, visiting the Pacific Slope of North America. The notable views along the line of the Union and Central Pacific, are pointed out; the various climates of the vast region west of the Rocky Mountains, from Panama to the Arctic Ocean, are described; and the tourist is taken through the different districts and supplied with such explanation of the features of local nature and art as will enable him to enjoy them readily and to converse about them understandingly.
The work is not designed exclusively for the pleasure tourist from abroad. Special attention has been paid to the needs of invalids, especially those of the consumptive class, and the chapters on the climates and mineral springs of our slope, (the former copied from the "Commerce and Industries of the Pacific Coast," by the same author, and issued by the same publishers) are the most comprehensive essays ever prepared on their respective subjects." (from preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blindstamped dark green cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows wear concentrated at extremities. Front hinge is cracked. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper. Traces of removal of plate are visible on front flyleaf. Title page and preceding advertisements are detached. Title page bears the perforated name of library and name of previous owner to top margin. Text block begins at preface. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. The following three intact folding maps are contained in pocket at rear: colored map of Washington Territory and Oregon, a colored map of California and Nevada, and map of San Francisco.
 
Lot 1011

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on 20th-century art shown in the corresponding image(s). Contains the following titles:

Jackson Pollock" by Kirk Varnedoe; "Miro: Ninety Years" by Francesc Catala-Roca (1986); "Jean Helion" (2004), "M.C. Escher: His Life and Complete Graphic Work" by F. H. Bool et al. (1992), "From Picasso to Pollock: Classics of Modern Art" (2003), "Francis Bacon: Paintings of the Eighties" Marlborough Exhibition Catalogue (1987, ex-library); "Mexican American Artists" by Jacinto Quirarte (1973, author signed).

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1012

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative vintage and antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): love, the blues, Christianity, and show business among others. There are approximately 45 individual music pieces in this lot, most of which have beautiful color front covers. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - please review our entire catalog to see other similar lots.
Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good condition with some light age/wear indications. All covers are present, some may be detached or show edge wear.
 
Lot 1013

$250

Title: Bicycling for Ladies: With Hints as to the Art of Wheeling - Advice to Beginners - Dress - Care of the Bicycle - Mechanics - Training - Exercise, Etc. Etc.
Author: Maria E. Ward
Publisher: Brentano's
City: New York
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 200 pages
Width: 6 Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This is a scarce first edition of a comprehensive instruction manual aimed at women interested in cycling. "Bicycling for Ladies" was one of many similar titles published in the cycle craze era. Ward’s liberated approach, however, made her book stand out among its rivals. What distinguished Ward’s manual from the wider genre of women’s cycling instruction, the majority of which was aimed at leisure riders and focused on genteel riding etiquette, was its attention to mechanical detail. Among its more forward thinking chapters were “Women and Tools” and “Mechanics of Bicycling.” Ward’s objective was to emancipate her lady cyclist readers by teaching them the “laws of mechanics and physiology.”

Ward explained her approach in the introduction to “Women and Tools,” writing, “Most women can sew on a button or run up a seam; sewing, in fact, is regarded rather as a feminine instinct than an art…I hold that any woman who is able to use a needle or scissors can use other tools equally well. It is a very important matter for a bicyclist to be acquainted with all parts of the bicycle, their uses and adjustment. Many a weary hour would be spared were a little proper attention given at the right time to your machine.”
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in blue pictorial cloth stamped in gray, silver and gold. Book shows mild external wear, with bumped corners. This is an ex-library volume with call number in gilt at bottom of spine. Binding is tight. Name of library has been perforated into lower portions of frontispiece, title page and plates. No other library markings are apparent. Pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 1014

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Contains the following titles:

Woodcuts and Some Words" by Edward Gordon Craig ((1925); "Rockwell Kent, 1882-1971" (1971, loose plates and booklet); "M.C. Escher: His Life and Complete Graphic Work" by F. H. Brool et al. (1992); "Fifty Great Western Illustrators: A Bibliographic Checklist" by Jeff Dykes (1975, First Printing); "Eighth Annual of Advertising Art" (1929).

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1015

$70

Title: A Soldier's Reminiscences in Peace and War
Author: Richard W. Johnson - American soldier, born in Kentucky. He graduated at West Point in 1849 and up to the time of the Civil War was employed chiefly on frontier service. In 1861 he was commissioned colonel in the 3rd Kentucky Cavalry and soon afterward became a brigadier general of volunteers. He took part as a cavalry commander in the western campaigns of 1861 and 1862 and on August 21, 1862, was defeated and captured by Col. John H. Morgan, whom he had been sent to drive out of Tennessee.

In the Battle of Stones River, Johnson commanded a division on the right flank under Major General Alexander McCook. Johnson's command was flanked from its position by the initial Confederate attack. At the Chickamauga, his division of the XIV Corps formed part of the command of General Thomas. During the battle of Chattanooga, it was one of the divisions that charged up Missionary Ridge. The next year he commanded a division in the Army of the Cumberland during the invasion of Georgia and was severely wounded at the battle of New Hope Church (May 28, 1864).

On August 22, 1864, Johnson was made chief of cavalry of the Military Division of the Mississippi. He commanded a cavalry division at the battle of Nashville. On the second day of the battle, Johnson was given the brevet rank of major general of volunteers, supplemented on March 13, 1865, by the brevet rank of brigadier general in the regular army, and on the same day was brevetted major general in the regular army for gallant and meritorious services during the war." Johnson was left behind when Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson began his raid into Alabama in 1865.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 428 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This is a scarce first edition of the memoirs of this Civil War general.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. With the exception of plate representing the "Kentucky Country School House," foxing is confined to the margins of a small number of pages. Includes 20-page appendix with statistical information.
 
Lot 1016

$40

Title: United States Christian Commission for the Army and Navy: Work and Incidents. First Annual Report
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: United States Christian Commission
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1863
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 6 Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This is a rare first edition of this Civil-War era report issued by the Young Men's Christian Association.

In November, 1861, at the instigation of members of the board of the New York City YMCA, a special convention of fifty delegates representing 15 YMCAs met in New York. A "Christian Commission" of 12 members was appointed to devise a plan for the Associations to act as a clearinghouse for all religious work in the armed forces. The work of the Commission was organized at the national level. Local Associations were encouraged to support the Commission while maintaining their own activities. Many Associations merged into local branches of the Christian Commission or resolved themselves into army committees in order to facilitate the work of the Commission. The national organization established an office in Philadelphia and the Associations of Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Louisville, New York, St. Louis, and St. Paul became regional clearinghouses for the various activities channeled through the Commission. George H. Stuart, founder and first president of the Philadelphia Association, and then chairman of the YMCA's Central Committee, was designated as Chairman of the Commission, a post he held throughout the war. The method of operation was the appointment of "delegates" who served on a volunteer basis for terms averaging six weeks.

The general aim of the Commission was "to promote the spiritual and temporal welfare of the soldiers in the army and the sailors in the Navy, in cooperation with the Chaplains." Its early activities included publication of a collection of familiar hymns, bible readings and prayers, devotional meetings in the camps, the organization of of a "working Christian force" in every regiment, and aiding and supporting chaplains. Though originally devised to provide spiritual sustenance, the activities of the Commission soon expanded into the physical and social realm, making the Commission a valuable agency of wartime relief. A newspaper report of its first annual meeting described the objects of the organization as, "the promotion of the intellectual, moral and religious welfare of the Army and Navy, buy suggesting needful national legislation and administration, securing well-qualified chaplains, encouraging Sabbath observance, promoting temperance, multiplying libraries, reading-rooms, and gymnasiums, and endeavoring to arouse the sentiment of the nation to a sense of its obligations to this class of citizens. Delegates, serving both at the front and behind the lines, established tents as social centers with stationery and periodicals provided, distributed emergency medical supplies, food, and clothing, and operated canteens and lending libraries. A special work of compassion performed by delegates of the Commission was the assembling of records of those buried from prisons and in certain major battle areas. Prisoner-of-war work, which was to figure more prominently in YMCA war work in later conflicts, also began during the Civil War.

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers with black lettering and pictorial designs representing the United States flag and Bible. Book shows light external wear, with minor loss of material and chipping at edges. Staining can be seen along front edge of spine. Rear cover shows crease near top edge, with closed tear to fold. Interior is clean and bright.
 
Lot 1017

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique almanacs shown in the corresponding image(s). The almanacs included in this lot range from the 1840s through the late 1890s, and include some from the Civil War years. There are approximately 100 almanacs included in this lot, most of which are volumes of Leavitt's Farmer's Almanac. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Some of these volumes show advanced wear including chipping and tearing to pages, loss to wrappers, and some light moisture indications. Some show evidence of restorative work, such as sewing at spines.
 
Lot 1018

$50

Title: Sammlung vorzuglicher Poesten, Gesange und Lieder von deutschen Dichtern
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Wilhelm Megede
Publisher: Daniel Roths
City: Reading
Year: 1831
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 492 pages
Width: 4.5 Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce anthology of German song and poetry collected and edited by Wilhelm Megede.  This edition contains an alphabetical index.
 
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows external wear. Front board is detached. Text block is intact. Pencil markings are visible on initial blank page. Age-toned pages show mild foxing throughout.
 
Lot 1019

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of New Hampshire related ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes bill heads, correspondence, and antique photographs, including a panoramic photograph of a large group of firemen, among other items. A profusely illustrated copy of "This Is New Hampshire" is included in this lot, which contains many color and black and white photographs. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 1020

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique New Hampshire registers and almanacs shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes The New Hampshire Annual Register, and United States Calendar from 1855, 1859, and the Civil War year of 1865, as well as the "Political Manual and Annual Register for the State of New Hampshire" from 1868, 1869, and 1872. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show some age/wear indications such as chipping and/or loss to wrappers, creasing to pages, and some moisture indications.
 
Lot 1021

$110

Title: The Pictorial History of Scotland, from the Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion, A.D. 79 - 1746
Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Virtue & Co., Limited
City: London
Year: circa 1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 808/xcvi, 1023 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce edition of a nineteenth-century history of Scotland, illustrated with a large number of attractive plates.
Condition / Notes: Antique set bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. These ex-library books show external wear concentrated at extremities. Call numbers in gilt appear on spines. Hinges of first volume are cracked. Binding of second volume is detached at front hinge. Text blocks are intact. Books have marbled endpaper and edges. Traces of removal of bookplates are visible on front endpapers. Title of library has been perforated into title pages and final pages of text. Title pages show light spotting. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked. This work is profusely illustrated with bright steel engraved plates that are remarkably clean and well preserved. Double-page color map of Scotland appears at front of first volume.
 
Lot 1023

$200

Book Details: This lot includes the group of New York City Valentine's Manuals shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection has copies from the following years: 1916-17, 1921, 1924, 1925, 1926 (in dust jacket with tear to rear cover), 1927, with duplicates of 1925, 1926, 1927.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1024

$130

Title: The Kingdom and Glory of the Branch, and Testament of the West
Author: Charles Warfield
Publisher: William Woody, Printer
City: Baltimore
Year: 1833
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 341 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This is a scarce edition of this work of mystical meditations composed by the eccentric founder of the Branch Tabernacle in Baltimore. Anti-Masonic sentiments are woven throughout, e.g., "General George Washington, of N. America, used a Masonic influence to the best of Purposes; and we know that a man of less virtue, would have acted very differently. ... If secret Orders are patronized, at large, their pretensions will extend to Legislative counsels, and to the Judiciary, and Executive departments, and, that too, with much unfairness." (pp. 180–81). Warfield also has a great deal to say about government, U.S. law, women, and slavery, all mixed in virtually at random with his religious proclamations. Only 11 institutions, all in the U.S., report holdings via OCLC. Sabin 37866; American Imprints 22538.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows external wear/age, with bumped corners. Front flyleaf lacks upper third and a small portion of fore edge. Solidly bound volume shows foxing throughout.
 
Lot 1025

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Topics of these magazines include hunting, fishing, husbandry, agriculture, and other technical subjects. Some publications included in this lot are "American Forestry," "Popular Mechanics," "Popular Science," "American Carpenter and Builder," "Poultry Success," and "Us," among others. There are 16 magazines in this lot, which date from the 1870s to the 1940s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of the magazines are intact and whole, with some age/wear indications. Some show detached wrappers and/or chipping to pages.
 
Lot 1026

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique New Hampshire registers shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes The New Hampshire Register, and United States Calendar from 1923, 1925, and 1927, as well as the The New Hampshire Annual Register, and United States Calendar for 1829. Each of these volumes was published in Concord. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show some age/wear indications such as chipping and/or loss to wrappers, as well as some moisture indications.
 
Lot 1027

$130

Title: Story of China and Japan, Embracing Their Geographical Positions, Enormous Resources, Wealth, Emperors and Courts, Governments and People, Manners and Customs, How the People of These Great Nations Live and Die and Maintain in Oriental Splendor the China and Japan of To-day, together with a Sketch of Corea and the Coreans, and the Causes Leading to the Conflict of 1894
Author: James Hyde Clark
Publisher: Oriental Publishing Co.
City: Unknown
Year: 1894
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 416 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: This is a rare edition of this early general history of the Far East.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in light brown cloth with elaborate vignettes showing oriental scenes and motifs. Volume shows mild external wear. Front board and spine cover are detaching at front hinge. Rear hinge is cracked. Text block is intact. Interior is clean and unmarked, illustrated with frontispiece map and bright photograph plates. Paper is heavy pale blue construction-type alternated with cream glossy-type paper for photos.
 
Lot 1028

$35

Title: A New and Popular Pictorial Description of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the British Islands. Embellished with Several Hundred Handsome Engravings, Illustrating the Natural Scenery, Curiosities, Antiquities, Druidical and Roman Remains, Mansions, Cathedrals, Abbeys, Churches, Colleges, Castles and Other Great Works of Architecture, Etc. Etc., Which abound in Those Celebrated Countries. Carefully Compiled from the Best and Latest Sources
Author: Robert Sears - Publisher
Publisher: Robert Sears
City: New York
Year: 1848
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 557 plus 7 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6.25 Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This is a scarce early edition of a work offering geographical descriptions, observations on the peoples and cultures of the countries of the British Isles. Profusely illustrated with full-page and in-text engravings, as well as area maps.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in full brown cloth with elaborate gilt stamped design on the front cover and the spine. Book is heavily worn at edges. with bumped corners and spine cover detaching from rear edge. Binding is sound. Water markings appear on frontispiece, tissue guard, title page and to margins of preface and table of contents. Remaining pages have occasional marginal foxing. Illustrated with bright copper engravings.
 
Lot 1029

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Contains the following titles:

Vanished Towers and Chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards (1916); "The French Revolution: A History" by Thomas Carlyle (1900); "Some Travels of Myself and My Son in the Summer of Nineteen Hundred and Two" by James C. Parrish (1903); "Flying for France with the American Escadrille at Verdun" by James R. McConnell (1917); "Pekin, Yeddo, San Francisco: voyage autour du monde" by Le Comte de Beauvoir (1881); "Rome souterraine resume" J. Spencer Northcote and W. R. Brownlow, translated with notes by Paul Allard (1877, lacks real board and spine cover, front board detached).

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1030

$80

Title: The History of Scotland; from the Earliest Period to the Present Time
Author: Thomas Wright
Publisher: London Printing and Publishing Company
City: London
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce early edition of this Scottish history. The author states in the preface: "It is the object of these volumes now offered to the public to supply the general reader with a History of Scotland which shall be at the same time complete in matter and details and sufficiently popular in form, while its important points are related and investigated with as much impartiality as possible. There are so many periods in Scottish history marked by hostility of political feeling, the bitterness of which is not entirely forgotten, that it is difficult for the writer to enter upon them without falling more or less under the influence of party prejudices, which detract from the usefulness of most of the previous historians, who seem often to have written almost for the purpose of advocating a party or sustaining a cause. It has been the aim of the writer of the present Work to give as far as possible a truthful narrative of the facts, with as little colouring as the character of the materials will allow, and these unfortunately present too often the prejudiced impressions of these from whom we derive them without sufficient means of correcting them."
Condition / Notes: Antique set bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands, gilt lettering and marbled paper-covered boards. Books show significant external wear, with loss of material to lower portion of spine of second volume, rubbing to covers and wear at extremities. Binding of first volume is detached at front hinge. Hinges are other volumes are cracked. Text blocks are intact. Spines have gilt call numbers, marbled endpapers show traces of removal of bookplates and pockets. No other library markings are apparent. Pages are clean and unmarked, with bright engraved plates.
 
Lot 1031

$120

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the issues of the antique magazine The Filipino People" shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains a complete run of this periodical, from October 1913 (Vol. 2, No. 2) to April 1916 (Vol. 3, No. 12). The earlier issues in this group may have detached or torn covers. First numbers also bear library markings to front cover no longer present after February 1914 (Vol. 2, No. 6). Unmarked interiors are clean and bright. This Anti-American occupation journal contained sections in both English and Spanish and a small number of illustrations. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 1032

$55

Title: Der Bauer als Landmesser, oder die practische Feldmesskunst; enthaltend: Eine grundliche Unterweisung, Landereyen, Hohen, Mauerwerke, Baumstamme und alle ubrige korperliche Dinge zu messen und zu berechnen; was Gewicht des lebendigen Viehes auszufinden und Fasser zu eichen; die Dezimal= Quadrat= Cubic= und Zinss Rechnung; die spezifische Schwere der Producte, Wein= und Branntwein=Proben, x. Und viele andere Lehren. Mit mehreren nutzlichen Tabellen und 6 Kupfertafeln
Author: H. W. Villee
Publisher: Johann Ritter
City: Reading
Year: 1824
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/154 pages
Width: 4.25 Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce German-language edition of this early manual for field surveyor, containing instructions as to how to measure estates, heights, brick- and stonework, tree trunks, and to establish the weight of cattle and calibrate barrels. This work is illustrated with numerous tables and two intact fold-out plates at rear of volume.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Book shows mild wear concentrated at extremities. Binding is tight. Antique bookplate appears on front endpaper. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 1033

$650

Title: Allegorien: Neue Folge
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Martin Gerlach
Publisher: Gerlach & Schenk Verlag fur Kunst und Gewerbe
City: Vienna
Year: 1896
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 14.25 Height: 17.5"
Book Details: A scarce edition of the series "Allegorien," a collection of beautiful graphic lithographs from original designs by renowned artists of the late 19th century. The style varies from print to print – some are meticulously and realistically detailed; others abstract. This reflects the variety of Munich/Vienna Secessionist artists who contributed to the work, such as Koloman Moser, Gustav Klimt, Franz Stuck, L.C. Strauch and Berthold Loffler. Plates measure approximately 16" x 12.5".

Illustrated introductory page bears the title "Originalentwurfe von namhaften modernen Kunstlern, mit erlauterndem Text." Text by editor Martin Gerlach reads in part: "Die Freude und der Beifall, mit welchem die erste Ausgabe meiner "Allegorien und Embleme" begrusst wurde, die wiederholten Anfragen von Seiten der Kunstler und Kunstfreude, ob nicht eine weitere Folge zu erwarten sei, gaben mir lebendigen Ansportn zur Schopfung eines neuen Werkes, aber dennoch mit dem ersten im innigsten Zusammenhange stehen soll....Ich wahlte zunachst das Lust und Leben athmende Thema: "Wein, Liebe, Gesang, Musik und Tanz", an welches sich spater das figural unerschopfliche Gebiet der Kunste und Wissenschaften und der frohe Reigen der Jahreszeiten mit dem heiteren Treiben des Sportes anschliessen sollen. Der Lohn war des Versuches und der Muhen werth. Deutsche und osterreichische Kunstler erfassten in ihrer Eigenart mein Bestreben und belebten die alten Begriffe durch gedankenvolle Compositionen, durch junge, weltfrohe Gestalten mit reichem modernstilistischen Beiwerk."

Condition / Notes: Covers and loose plates from a German-language periodical show minor chipping and very occasional finger smudging to edges. There are 34 plates in this group, with 3 containing numbers written in pencil to the right-hand margin. Images on covers and plates are bright.
 
Lot 1034

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of four signed first edition Scott Turow books in fancy leather bindings shown in the corresponding image(s). These handsome volumes have raised bands on their spines, as well as elaborate gilt debossing and gilt page edges. Each volume is a limited edition printing for the Signed First Edition Society by The Franklin Library. Some volumes contain a promotional flier from The Franklin Library. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are in new or nearly new condition. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications on the gilt page edges.
 
Lot 1035

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Report to International Joint Commission on Navigation and Power in the St. Lawrence River by uncredited author - Dated c. 1920 by Hugh L. Cooper & Co. - Antique volume bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to front cover. Tightly bound book shows light shelfwear. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated by large frontispiece fold-out showing view of Croil Island Project from the Canadian shore and a number of tissue maps at rear (some of which show marginal water markings).
- New York and the State It's in. by Keith Johnson - Dated 1949 by William Sloane Associates, Inc. Publishers - First Printing - Well-preserved volume in dust jacket that shows light shelfwear.
- Willard Straight by Herbert Croly - Dated 1924 by The Macmillan Company - First Edition - Solidly bound volume shows moderate external wear. Interior is clean and bright.
- Woods and Waters: or, the Saranacs and Racket by Alfred B. Street - Dated 1860 by M. Doolady - Antique volume shows external wear, with tearing along front gutter. Binding is sound. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked.
- Beauties and Achievements of the Blind by Wm. Artman, L. V. Hall - Dated 1876 by Self-published - Antique volume shows external wear, with soiling to front cover and spine. Book is solidly bound. Marginal water markings to first hundred pages of text. With embossed leaf of text for the blind.
- Schenectady Ancient and Modern: A Complete and Connected History of Schenectady from the Granting of the First Patent in 1661 to 1914. Presenting Also Many Historic Pictures and Portraits of Those Who Have Been Conspicuous Figures in Its History by Joel Henry Monroe - Dated 1914 by Self-published - Volume shows light shelfwear. Book is solidly bound. Interior is clean and bright.
- Niagara Falls Museum, Latest Illustrated Guide of Niagara Falls by uncredited author - Dated Unknown by uncredited - Antique volume bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light wear to covers, spine shows tearing and loss of material. Accordion-style fold-out with photographic plates is detached. Remaining text only from pages 55 to 58. Rear pastedown map of the city of Niagara Falls.
 
Lot 1036

$70

Title: A Tour through Holland, along the Right and Left Banks of the Rhine, to the South of Germany, in the Summer and Autumn of 1806
Author: Sir John Carr
Publisher: C. and A. Conrad Co., Samuel F. Bradford, Byrch and Small, and James Humphreys
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1807
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/301 pages
Width: 5.75 Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This is a scarce first edition of this travel book.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards. Books shows external wear/age. Water markings appear on front endpaper and inside margins of initial pages, including title page. Pages show occasional (mild) spotting. Final 8 pages show water marking to lower outside corner.
 
Lot 1037

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the original vintage tin enameled advertising sign shown in the corresponding image(s). This sign depicts Old Gold cigarettes, and reads “For a Treat…Smoke Old Gold…Same Famous Quality." Depicted are both a regular and king size pack of Old Golds. The sign is a vibrant yellow and red with navy blue and white detail, and measures approximately 14” x 33”. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This sign shows some age/wear indications such as rusting to edges and is bent back slightly at the top third of the sign and at corners. This sign has several pre-fabricated holes for screws to be affixed.
 
Lot 1038

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of six signed first edition Joyce Carol Oates books in fancy leather bindings shown in the corresponding image(s). These handsome volumes have elaborate gilt debossing, gilt page edges, and raised bands on their spines. Each volume is a limited edition printing for the Signed First Edition Society by The Franklin Library. Some volumes contain a promotional flyer from The Franklin Library. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are in new or nearly new condition. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications on the gilt page edges.
 
Lot 1039

$175

Title: Kandinsky: Catalogue Raisonne of the Oil Paintings. Volume One 1900-1915
Author: Hans K. Roethel, Jean K. Benjamin
Publisher: Cornell University Press
City: Ithaca
Year: 1982
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 558 pages
Width: 11" Height: 12"
Book Details: This is the first in a two-volume catalogue raisonne of the oil painting of Russian painter and art theorist Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (16 December 1866–13 December 1944). It features over 500 works and includes an introduction, bibliography, and an index of main and alternative titles for each work.

Condition / Notes: Volume show very light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Unmarked pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 1040

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles contained in this collection are two-volume translation into English of Dumas' La dame de Monsoreau" and a four-volume edition of "The Cloister and the Hearth: A Tale of the Middle Ages."

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1041

$60

Title: Barnum
Author: M. R. Werner
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 381 pages
Width: 6 Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This is the first photoplay edition of this biography of Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891), an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in light green cloth with stamped dark green lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Binding is tight. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front endpaper. Endpapers have pictorial design consisting of white elephants and still scenes from a film biography featuring Wallace Beery (whose picture also can be seen on front and rear covers of dust jacket). Pages with red top edges are clean and unmarked.

Bright yellow dust jacket with red and black lettering and depictions of circus elephant is intact, with minor chipping to ends of spine.
 
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