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Lot 5376

$22
Title: The Waverly Novels
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: Collier, Publisher
Printing Year: circa 1880
Number of Volumes: Complete 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique decorative set is a scarce collection of historical novels by Sir Walter Scott (August 15, 1771 – September 21, 1832), the prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and full-page plates. The volumes show external age/wear, with three volumes showing loss of material to spine covers. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5377

$80
These vintage Playboy magazines are part of a large collection of original, early Playboy issues (dating back to the very first, December 1953 release with Marilyn Monroe) that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional vintage Playboy magazines - buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following original, complete issues:

Number of Issues: 12
Issue Date Range: January through December 1965

Notes: These magazines were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition with only very light age/wear indications. All covers are securely attached by the original staple binding and all centerfolds are present and likewise, intact and securely attached. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5378

$45
Title: The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1896-1901
Number of Volumes: Complete 12 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Eugene Field (September 2, 1850 – November 4, 1895), an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. This set was donated to a library but never catalogued. The only indication of its provenance is a withdrawal stamp in small type that appears on rear flyleaf of each volume. The books measure approximately 5 1/4" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 5379

$200
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1898. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Many excellent illustrations by A.B. Frost, Frank Richards, R.F. Zogbaum, and now appearing as the introductory illustration for the year's volume, a full page picture by Maxfield Parrish.
Article Content: Topics include: England's "Little War" in India, a profile of artist James McNeill Whistler, irrigation issues in the West, "With Our Troops in Manila," as well as commentary, politics, humor and fiction.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in durable, modern boards. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 5380

$175
Title: United States Army in the World War, 1917 - 1919
Publisher: Historical Division of the Department of the Army (Washington, D. C.)
Printing Year: 1948
Number of Volumes: Complete 17 volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce official history of the participation of the United States Army in the First World War. "This series of volumes presents a widely representative selection of the records of the American Espeditionary Forces in World War I believed to be essential to a critical study of the history of that war. (...) During twenty years from 1919 to 1939, the Historical Section, Army War College, was engaged in collecting and examining records, both American and foreign. During the first ten years a number of monographs were written. After 1929, when this activity was terminated, an elaborate project was undertaken, first to index the tactical and technical information contained in the records, and second, to catalogue selected individual documents. Some 120,000 catalogue cards were made which greatly facilitated the final selection of documents for publication therein. (...) The intention has been made to make the documents tell the story. The compilers have striven to evaluate all information and to establish the facts. Then those documents (or excerpts) which best stated those facts were chosen for publication. In cases of conflicting evidence where the truth was difficult to discern, records that show the conflict have been presented. Editorial or explanatory comments are supplied in such instances." (from preface)

The work is illustrated with photographs, statistical tables, and (fold-out) maps. These ex-library volumes are well preserved and show mild external age/wear. Library numbers appear in gilt at bottom of spines with small label that reads "reserved". The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Title pages show unobtrusive library markings. Each volume has a pictorial library bookplate on front endpaper and name of library discretely stamped on rear endpaper. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $46.50
Lot 5381

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $60.50
Lot 5382

$22
Title: The History of New England Illustrated by Tales, Sketches, Anecdotes and Adventures
Author: Lambert Lilly
Publisher: William Hyde (Boston)
Printing Year: 1831 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards with cloth spine, this antique volume is a scarce history of New England, the second in a series of works on American history "for the benefit of children and youth." The work is illustrated with many engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with detached rear board and cracked front hinge. Pages 121-122, 143-144 are detached and laid in. Lightly age-toned pages are occasional spotting and pencil marks. The book measures approximately 3 3/4" x 6 1/4" and contains 184 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5383

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Margherita of Savoy First Queen of Italy by Fanny Zampini Salazar - Dated 1914 by Mills and Boon, Limited (London) - Photo illustrations
- Memoirs of the Princesse de Ligne by Lucien Perey - Dated 1887 by Richard Bentley and Son (London) -Both volumes of two volume set
- The Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame D'Epinay by J.H. Freese - Dated 1897 by H.S. Nichols Ltd. (London) - Decorative 3 volume set; frontispiece illustration in Volume I detached

Unless otherwise noted, the ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5384

$10
Title: The Statesman's Year-Book: Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the Civilised World
Editors: Frederick Martin / J. Scott Keltie
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Printing Years: 1877 - 1889
Number of Volumes: 11 volumes

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century reference work. These volumes provide an invaluable source of political, historical and geographical information about the countries of the world as they existed at the end of the century. Years included in this collection: 1877-1879, 1881-1884, 1886-1889. The work contains a great quantity of statistical information laid out in tables and lists.

An agreement was signed in December 1862 for "A Statistical, Genealogical, and Historical Account of the States and Sovereigns of the Civilised World." Thirteen months later the first Statesman’s Yearbook went on sale. In the preface to this first edition, editor Frederick Martin declared: "The great aim has been to insure an absolute correctness of the multiplicity of fact and figures in The Statesman’s Yearbook."

Frederick Martin presided over the book for twenty years, during which time it became established as a leading reference work. His successor, well-known Scottish journalist John Scott Keltie, took over in 1883. A talented author, editor and scholar and a passionate geographer, he introduced the insertion of thumbnail maps of each country and large political world maps. (Background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

These ex-library volumes show (significant) external age/wear, with darkening of covers, chipping to head of spines and paper library label attached to front covers (the volume for 1884 shows water damage to one corner of front cover and initial pages). The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages show library markings. Texts do not appear to be marked in any way. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5385

$225
Title: The U.S. Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere during the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52
Author: Lieut. J. M. Gillis
Publisher: A. O. P. Nicholson (Washington, D.C.)
Printing Years: 1855 / 1856
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines and embossed gilt pictorial design to front covers, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this collection of documents pertaining to an expedition to Chile and Argentina financed by the United States Congress and led by James Melville Gilless, with the assistance A. MacRae, S.L. Phelps and E.R. Smith. The expedition took back to Washington a large number of scientific observations on Chile's and Argentina's geography, climate, earthquakes, government, social condition, mineral and agricultural resources, commerce, etc. While 6000 copies of Volumes I and II were ordered printed, only 2000 copies of Volume III were. This volume, along with volume VI, are often missing from sets. Volumes IV and V were never printed.

Volume I, subtitled "Chile: Its Geography, Climate, Earthquakes, Government, Social Condition, Mineral and Agricultural Resources, Commerce, &c, &c." contains seven well-preserved engraved maps (three of them folding) and seven lithographic plates. These include an impressively large folding panorama with touches of hand-coloring, and a fine chromolithograph portrait of an Araucanian chief. This volume is a narrative of the expedition, with first-hand of the topics above, including earthquakes, floods, battles and an execution.

Volume II contains the following chapters: The Andes and the Pampas; Minerals; Indian Remains; Mammals; Birds; Reptiles, Fishes and Crustacea; Shells; Dried Plants; Living Plants and Seeds; Fossil Mammals; Fossil Shells. It contains contributions by Asa Gray, Thomas Ewbank, A.A. Gould and others. The 37 plates include 14 magnificent chromolithographs of birds, three chromolithographs of Indian artifacts, and numerous lithographs of fossils, reptiles, etc., as well as wood- engravings in the text.

Volume III contains sections on metrometrical observations taken from Santiago, Washington, D.C., Cambridge, Mass., and the Cape of Good Hope. In addition, there is a black and white engraved plate, on thick paper stock, of a telescope ("The Equatoreal") after page xlvi. This is the only full plate in the volume. Volume VI contains extensive tables of magnetic and meteorological observations.

These ex-library volumes show significant external age/wear, with detaching or absent spine covers. Hinges of volume three are cracked. Volumes show fraying at corners. Antique spine labels are visible. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages bear stamps and light pencil markings. Volumes have lightly age-toned pages, with pages of first volume showing occasional foxing (largely confined to margins and versos of plates) . The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5386

$16
Title: Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science
Publisher: John Murray (London)
Printing Years: 1887-1915
Number of Volumes: 6

Notes: These volumes are for the years 1886, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1911, 1915. The British Society for the Advancement of Science, a learned society with the object of promoting science, directing general attention to scientific matters, and facilitating interaction between scientific workers, was founded in 1831 and modelled on the German Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte. The prime mover was William Vernon Harcourt, following a suggestion by Sir David Brewster, who was disillusioned with the elitist and conservative attitude of the Royal Society. Other founders included JFW Johnston. The first meeting was held in York on September 27, 1831. From that date a meeting was held annually at some place chosen at a previous meeting.

Volumes contain in-text illustrations and numerous fold-out plates These ex-library volumes show light age/wear and have the customary markings. Each volume measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5387

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Nearest the Pole A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906 by R.E. Peary - Dated 1907 by Doubleday, Page 7 Company - Bright gilt stamping, illustrated volume
- Over the Ocean; or, Sights and Scenes in Foreign Lands by Curtis Guild - Dated 1884 by Lee and Shepherd (Boston)
- Three Years of Arctic Service by Adolphus W. Greely - Dated 1886 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Frontispiece engraving, decorative binding

Unless otherwise noted, the ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5388

$50
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of a portrait collection of Academy Award winners (1928 - 1961), (colorized) publicity photos, (selections from) periodicals dedicated to Hollywood celebrities. There are also several issues of the German-language "Das neue Filmprogramm." Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 5389

$120
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1899. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Large-scale illustrations contributed by Zogbaum, Sterner, Hitchcock, H.M. Pettit and others. The growth in the use of photography to illustrate the stories is again apparent in this volume.
Article Content: Topics include President McKinley's Annual Message, Harvard Football, The Spanish-American War, as well as fiction by Henry James and H.G. Wells. Also included are stage and book reviews, commentary and many other subjects.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in durable, modern boards. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 5390

$10
This lot includes the pair of antique newspapers shown in the corresponding image. The first of these periodicals is entitled "The Democratic Sun and People's Friend" and is dated May 8, 1834. This daily was published in Boston. This is issue no. 2 from Vol. I. The newspaper is made up of four pages, with the front page displaying a large engraving of Falconet's statue of Peter the Great that serves as illustration to an account taken from "Dr. Granville's travels." Other literary texts, as well as advertisements, appear on remaining pages. The second newspaper bears the title "Christian Inquirer" and the date June 10, 1826 (Vol. I, No. 23). Its first pages present an article entitled "Reflections on the Present State of Unitarianism in the United States of America." Additional articles and advertisements appear on remaining pages. There are 16 pages in this issue. Both periodicals show small tears and folds. Most of these do not affect texts. Final page of second paper has tears at center that affect two lines of a poem. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5391

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Ireland in the Last Fifty Years (1866-1916) by Ernest Barker - Dated 1917 by Oxford University Press (London)
- Ireland's Case by Seumas MacManus - Dated 1918 by The Irish Publishing Co. - Bright gilt embossed cover
- Hibernia or The Future of Ireland by Bolton C. Waller - No Date Provided by Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. (London)
- Catechism of the History of Ireland: Ancient and Modern by W.J. O'Neill Daunt, Esq. - Dated 1874 by James Duffy and Sons (Dublin)

Unless otherwise noted, the ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5392

$80
Title: The Colonial Records of North Carolina
Editor: Walter Clark
Publisher: M. I. & J. C. Stewart, Printers to the State (Winston) / Nash Brothers Book and Job Printers (Goldsboro)
Printing Year: 1895 - 1902
Number of Volumes: 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of documents pertaining to the history of North Carolina, and to other areas in colonial America, prior to independence and statehood. These are volumes 11-20 of the series, all edited by State Supreme Justice William Clark, containing documents from 1776 to 1788 (with documents in supplements from earlier dates). These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with a number of volumes showing cracked and/or splitting hinges and spine covers. Volume XI is disbound. Volume XII has binding split at front hinge Chipping at heads of spines is visible on a number of volumes. Antique library labels can be seen at foot of spine. Antique library labels appear on front endpapers, and withdrawal stamps in small type on rear endpapers. Library markings are also apparent on title pages. The books measure approximately 8 1/4" x 11 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $32.50
Lot 5393

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Letters of Disraeli To Lady Chesterfield and Lady Bradford - Dated 1929 by D. Appleton and Company - Both volumes of 2 volume set with frontispiece portraits
- The Windham Papers - Dated 1913 by No Publisher Stated - Marbled covers on two volume set; front board detached on Volume I
- The Life of Lord John Russell by Spencder Walpole - Dated 1891 by Longmans, Green, and Co., (London) - Illustrated 2 volume set, 1/2 leather and marbled boards, raised gilt bands on spine covers
- Title by Author - Dated YEAR by Publisher - notation
- Title by Author - Dated YEAR by Publisher - notation

Unless otherwise noted, the ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5394

$110
Title: A Pronouncing Gazetteer and Geographical Dictionary of the Philippine Islands, United States of America, with Maps, Charts and Illustrations. Also the Law of Civil Government in the Philippine Islands Passed by Congress and Approved by the President July 1, 1902 with a Complete Index
Publisher: Bureau of Insular Affairs, War Department
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce compilation of texts on the Philippine Islands. The work is illustrated with photographic plates, 52 fold-out (color) maps, and numerous charts and graphs on the population, government, languages, social economy, geography, etc. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; withdrawal stamp is visible on rear flyleaf. Library markings appear on title page and copyright page (the latter is signed by donor James B. McCreary, presumably James Bennett McCreary, U.S. Representative and Senator from Kentucky). Text appears to have no library markings. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 933 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5395

$90
Title: Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York for 1858
Author: D. T. Valentine
Publisher: McSpedon & Baker
Printing Year: 1858 Inscribed Signed and Dated by Councilman McCarty

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt state seal to covers, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this serial publication compiled David Thomas Valentine (1801-1869). Valentine's Manuals, each volume officially titled "Manual of the Common Council of the City of New York," are a collector's valued treasure and a historian's basic reference. These books are a source of delight for the eye, containing as they do hundreds of maps, lithographs and woodcuts of New York City and times long past, often of sites long demolished. The Manuals are surely the first illustrated histories of New York City, the first comprehensive portrait of the City, and the first to use prints and maps relating to New York City so extensively and effectively. They are also among the first to organize and present a governmental record of the Corporation of the City of New York, including lists of offices, office holders, election results and financial summaries. In addition, they contain statistics as to numerous social and religious institutions, banks, hospitals, schools and any number of other related materials.

This ex-library volume lacks spine cover and has detaching front board. Rear hinge is cracked. Title page and final page of text bear library stamp. Frontispiece fold-out map of Manhattan shows taping and small holes at folds. Text block is intact, with well-preserved maps and bright illustrations. Antique library bookplates appear at front and rear of volume. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 646 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5396

$110
Title: Old Mackinaw; or, The Fortress of the Lakes and Its Surroundings
Author: W. P. Strickland
Publisher: James Challen & Son (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1860 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a rare original edition of this work on Northern Lake Michigan, with much on the aboriginal tribes, the early traders and settlers. The work is illustrated with engravings and an intact fold-out map. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along gutters. Antique library label is visible at top of spine. Antique bookplate and card pocket appear on endpapers. Name of library is stamped on title page. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/4" and contains 404 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5397

$80
These vintage Playboy magazines are part of a large collection of original, early Playboy issues (dating back to the very first, December 1953 release with Marilyn Monroe) that we are selling at this auction. View our entire catalog to see additional vintage Playboy magazines - buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This particular lot features the following original, complete issues:

Number of Issues: 12
Issue Date Range: January through December 1966

Notes: These magazines were very well cared-for and are in impressive, intact condition with only very light age/wear indications. All covers are securely attached by the original staple binding and all centerfolds are present and likewise, intact and securely attached. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5398

$80
Title: Studies in the Art Anatomy of Animals: Being a Brief Analysis of the Visible Form of the More Familiar Mammals and Birds. Designed for the Use of Sculptors, Painters, Illustrators, and Taxidermists
Author: Ernest E. Seton Thompson
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1896 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique folio volume is a scarce original edition of the author's first book, an elaborate manual of animal anatomy for artists. The work is illustrated with 100 drawings by the author. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear. The book is solidly bound with pages that have occasional smudging. Illustrations are bright and sharp. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper. Library markings appear on title page and at least twice in text. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 14 1/2" and contains 96 pages plus 49 plates. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5399

$100
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1900. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Contributions made by these artists: A.I. Keller, H. Siddons Mowbray, Kenyon Cox, W.A. Rogers and many others.
Article Content: Subjects covered include Governor Roosevelt's Message, travel to St. Thomas, the latest in Field Artillery, Automobile Racing, as well as fiction, humor, politics and opinion.

Condition: This volume is securely bound in durable, modern boards. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 5400

$250
Title: The Norwegian North Polar Expedition, 1893-1896: Scientific Results
Editor: Fridtjof Nansen
Publishers: Fridtjof Nansen Fund for the Advancement of Science / Longmans, Green, and Co.
Printing Year: 1900 - 1906 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with beveled edges and bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover, this antique set is a rare original edition of the multi-volume report of the scientific results of Fridtjof Nansen's polar expedition (edited by Nansen himself).

In 1890 Nansen presented before the Norwegian Geographical Society a plan for an even more hazardous expedition. Having collected evidence showing that the ice of the polar sea drifted from Siberia toward Spitsbergen, he proposed to build a ship of such a shape that it would be lifted but not crushed when caught by the ice. He proposed to let this ship freeze in off eastern Siberia in order to be carried from there across the Arctic Ocean to Spitsbergen by the currents. Though his plan was severely criticized by contemporary Arctic explorers, the Norwegian Parliament granted two-thirds of the estimated expenses, and the rest was raised by subscriptions from King Oscar II and private individuals. His ship, Fram (i.e., "Forward"; now preserved outside Oslo), was built according to his ideas.

With a complement of 13 men, the Fram sailed from Kristiania on June 24, 1893. On September 22 it was enclosed by the ice; it froze in, and the long drift began. It bore the pressure of the ice perfectly. On March 14, 1895, Nansen, being satisfied that the Fram would continue to drift safely, left it and started northward with dogsleds and kayaks, accompanied by F.H. Johansen. On April 8 they turned back from 86°14′ N, the highest latitude then yet reached by man, and headed toward Franz Josef Land. As they approached the northern islands, progress was hampered by open water and, because of the advanced season, they wintered on Frederick Jackson Island (named by Nansen after the British Arctic explorer), where they stayed from Aug. 26, 1895, to May 19, 1896. They built a hut of stone and covered it with a roof of walrus hides and lived during the winter mainly on polar bear and walrus meat, using the blubber as fuel. On their way to Spitsbergen they encountered Frederick Jackson and his party of the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition, on June 17, and returned to Norway in his ship Windward, reaching Vardø on August 13. The Fram also reached Norway safely, having drifted north to 85°57′. Nansen and his companions on board the Fram were given a rousing welcome, which reached its climax on their arrival in Kristiania on September 9.

These six volumes not only describe the journey to the upper reaches of the sub-Arctic regions of Norway but also provide the body of scientific work performed during the lengthy expedition. The work is illustrated with a great number of tables, charts, plates and (fold-out) maps. These ex-library volumes show significant external age/wear, with chipping to ends of spines and along gutters. Library labels are visible on spines. Hinges are cracked. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers; due date slips and card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. The books measure approximately 9 1/2" x 11 3/4". Please note that two other titles by Nansen are being offered in this auction. See lots 146 and 158. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 5401

$20
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers
Publisher: American Institute of Electrical Engineers
Printing Year: 1922-1933
Number of Volumes: 25 volume set

Notes: The American Institute of Electrical Engineers was a United States based organization of electrical engineers that existed between 1884 and 1963, when it merged with the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE). The 1884 founders of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) included some of the most prominent inventors and innovators in the then new field of electrical engineering, among them Thomas Alva Edison, Elihu Thomson, Edwin J. Houston, and Edward Weston. (Courtesy of Wikipedia).

All of the volumes are bound in dark blue cloth with blind stamping, and all eight feature gilt stamped titles. The work is illustrated with black and white in-text illustrations and photographs. All of the volumes show customary library markings. The volumes show a light amount external age/wear at the extremities and are tightly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 9" x 11 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $55.50
Lot 5402

$14
Title: The Journal of the Institute of Metals
Editor: G. Shaw Scott
Publisher: Institute of Metals (London)
Printing Years: 1909-1912
Number of Volumes: 7 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of papers and minutes of the proceedings of meetings of the Institute of Metals. This journal presents discussions of experiments and findings during the year in question. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and photographic plates. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Library markings can be seen on spines. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; labels are pasted to endpapers. Discard stamps in small type are visible on preliminary pages and blank pages at rear. No other library markings are visible. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 5403

$100
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. This lot includes 6 original 1968 National Park Service posters featuring the imagery of Ansel Adams. Included are photographs of Death Valley, Glacier Bay, Sequoia, Yosemite national monuments and others. The posters are all printed in black and white by modern lithography, and measure 28" x 42" each. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to fair condition with some age/wear indications across the tops of the prints. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5404

$40
Title: Ancient Landmark of Plymouth. Part I: Historical Sketch and Titles of Estates. Part II: Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families.
Author: William T. Davis
Publisher: Damrell & Upham (Boston)
Printing Year: 1887 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce early history of Plymouth in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. First section discusses Pilgrims in Holland, Mayflower and other voyages, settlement and organization of the colony, churches, schools, etc., plus includes abstracts of the original estate titles. Second section contains a genealogical register of early Plymouth families. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece plate and well-preserved fold-out maps. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with antique paper library label visible on spine. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper, title page and final page of text stamped, date slip and card pocket are attached to rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 307 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5405

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Scotland in Early Christian Times by Joseph Anderson - Dated 1881 by David Douglas (Edinburgh) - Engraved illustrations
- The Drama of Sinn Fein by Shaw Desmond - Dated 1923 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- Wilson's Tales of the Borders, and of Scotland. Historical, Traditionary, and Imaginative. - Dated 1888 by Walter Scott (London)
- Wilson's Tales of the Borders, and of Scotland; Historical, Traditionary, and Imaginative. by John Mackay Wilson - Dated 1866 by William P. Nimmo (Edinburgh) - Volumes I, II and V. Varying bindings; 2 are cloth, the third 1/2 leather, detached back board

Unless otherwise noted, the ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5406

$35
Title: My Consulship
Author: C. Edwards Lester
Publisher: Cornish, Lambert & Co., Publishers
Printing Year: 1853 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this work by Charles Edwards Lester (1815-1890), an American author and diplomat. Lester was born in Griswold, Connecticut, a descendant of Jonathan Edwards. He was of a roving disposition and traveled widely in the United States and Europe. He was admitted to the bar in Mississippi and later was ordained a minister in the Presbyterian church. In 1840, he addressed antislavery meetings in Massachusetts and was elected a delegate to the London antislavery conference of that year. He did not return to the United States after the close of the conference but remained in England. His "The Glory and Shame of England," published in New York in 1841, criticized England's antislavery professions. In 1842, President Tyler appointed Lester United States Consul at Genoa. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia).

These ex-library volumes show significant external age/wear. Both volumes lack spine covers. Hinges of volumes are cracked. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages bear stamps with name of library. Annotations appear on front and rear flyleaves and title page of first volume. Previous owner's Lightly age-toned pages show no library markings. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5407

$100
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1901. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Many illustrations present by Frost, Keller, Rogers and many others. Increasing use of photography to illustrate stories and reviews.
Article Content: Features include: Along a Persian Highway, fiction by Emile Zola, a profile of composer Giuseppe Verdi, as well as theatrical reviews, opinion, and humor. Some issues in this volume feature advertising in two-four colors.

Condition: This volume is bound in durable, modern boards. Some splitting at binding evident, and one issue is loose and laid in. There is an area approximately 3"x 4" excised on page 349. The pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 5408

$70
Title: A Dictionary of Architecture and Building Biographical, Historical, and Descriptive
Authors: Russell Sturgis et al.
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1901
Number of Volumes: Complete First Edition 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this architectural reference work. The work is profusely illustrated with bright in-text and full-page illustrations. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with markings to bottom of spines and paper sticker at bottom of front covers. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Library markings appear on endpapers, title and copyright pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 5409

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers by Mantle Fielding - No date provided, printed for subscribers - Limited Edition of 700 copies
- Art Criticism from the Laboratory by Alan Burroughs - Dated 1938 by Little, Brown and Company
- A Dictionary of Painters of Miniatures (1525-1850) with Some Account of Exhibitions, Collections, Sales, etc., Pertaining to them by the Late J. J. Foster by Ethel M. Foster - Dated 1926 by Philip Allen & Co., Ltd. (London)
- Lithography for Artists by Bolton Brown - Dated 1930 by University of Chicago Press
- The Essentials of Perspective by L. W. Miller - Dated 1895 by Charles Scribner's Sons - with illustrations drawn by the author
- Etching: A Practical Treatise by Earl H. Reed - Dated 1914 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Illustrated by the author

The ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 5410

$60
Title: Scott's Last Expedition: Vol. I Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O.; Vol. II Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition
Editor: Leonard Huxley
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
Printing Year: 1913 First American Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce collection of the papers relating to the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition (1910-1913), officially the British Antarctic Expedition 1910, was led by Robert Falcon Scott with the stated objective "to reach the South Pole and to secure for the British Empire the honour of this achievement." Scott and four companions attained the South Pole on January 17, 1912, only to find that a Norwegian team led by Roald Amundsen had preceded them by 33 days. On their return journey to base camp, Scott and his party all perished. Their records, retrieved by a search party eight months later, ensured that their story would be known.

The work contains a preface by Sir Clements R. Markham. It is illustrated with photogravure frontispieces, 6 original sketches in photogravure by Dr. E. A. Wilson, 18 colored plates (16 from drawings by Dr. Wilson), 260 full page and smaller illustrations from photographs taken by Herbert G. Ponting and other members of the expedition, panoramas and maps (including intact fold-out map and fold-out panoramic landscape photo). These ex-library volumes show light external age/wear, with antique spine labels clearly visible. Second volume has cracked binding (at title page and rear hinge). Antique bookplates appear on endpapers (rear flyleaves bear withdrawal stamps in small type). Lightly age-toned pages with gilt top edges show no other library markings. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" and contain 443 / 376 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5411

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Diary of Thomas Burton, Esq. Member in the Parliaments - Dated 1828 by Henry Colburn (London) - Four volume set; 1/2 leather, marbled boards. Volume I spine cover cracked at gutters. Volumme IV front board and spine cover detached but present
- Memorials of the Civil War - Dated 1849 by Richard Bentley (London) - 2 volume set; volume II front board and spine cover detached, but present
- George, Third Earl of Cumberland (1558-1605) by Dr. G.C. Williamson - Dated 1920 by Cambridge University Press - Illustrated and with facsimile correspondence
- The War of The Succession in Spain During the Reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1711 by Colonel Arthur Parnell - Dated 1888 by George Bell and Sons (London) - notation
- Fontenoy And Great Britain's Share in the War of the Austrian Succession 1741-1748 by Francis Henry Skrine - Dated 1905 by William Blackwood and Sons (London) - Illustrated with Color and black and white plates

Unless otherwise noted, the ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 5412

$35
Title: Der grosse Brockhaus: Handbuch des Wissens in zwanzig Banden
Publisher: F. A. Brockhaus (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1928 - 1936
Number of Volumes: Complete 20 volume set plus 1 supplementary volume

Notes: Bound in half green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce German-language reference work. The work is profusely illustrated with plates, in-text illustrations and maps. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with gilt catalogue numbers to spines and antique library stamps on front covers. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. An antique library bookplate appears on each front endpaper; withdrawal stamp in small type appears on rear endpapers. Title pages are stamped with name of library and have pencil annotations. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $79.50
Lot 5413

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Turkey and The Armenian Atrocities by Rev. Edwin Munsell Bliss - Dated 1896 by Keystone Publishing Co. (Philadelphia) - Photo illustrations
- China From Within Impressions and Experiences by Charles Ernest Scott - Dated 1917 by Fleming H. Revell Company - notation
- Fifty Years in Madagascar Personal Experiences of Mission Life and Work by James Sibree, D.D. - Dated 1924 by George Allen & Unwin Ltd. (London)
- Ledger And Sword The Honourable Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies by Beckles Wilson - Dated 1903 by Longmans, Green and Co.(London) - Two volume set; volume I spine cover splitting
- British India by R.W. Frazer, LL.B. - Dated 1897 by G.P. Putnam's Sons

Unless otherwise noted, the ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
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