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Lot 5414

$35
This lot features a bound early newspaper compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual newspaper issues were bound together in a single hard cover volume. The book featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: New Yorker Illustrirte Zeitung und Familienblatter
Editor: Karl Dilthey
Publisher: T. B. Legget & Co.
Issue Date Range: September 18, 1863 through July 30, 1864
Issue Number Range: Jahrgang 4, No. 151 through Jahrgang 5, No. 195

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this folio volume contains issues of this German-language weekly (published in New York City) from the time of the United States Civil War. The newspaper contains weekly reports on the major developments of the war as well as spectacular black-and-white illustrations. The volume shows external age/wear, lacks spine cover and has detached front board. Initial pictorial title page and first page of text are also detached. The book measures approximately 11 1/2" x 16". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5415

$70
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 1967

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 5416

$50
This lot features the following group of Civil War issues of "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper":

Issue Dates: All issues in this lot are from 1863 and have the following dates: March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 25.
Number of Issues:6

Notes: Most of these newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, tearing, etc. All issues are profusely illustrated with stunning engravings that provide uncommon images of the American Civil War. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 5417

$350
This lot features bound compilations of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the years 1902 through 1904. 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: Illustrations by Albert Levering, W.A. Rogers, William Lawrence, Clarence Underwood, R.F. Zogbaum are throughout the volumes, as well as art by many others.
Article Content: Topics covered include: The Worst of Being Poor, Notable Plays of the Year, a profile of author (and best friend of Twain) William Dean Howells, astronomy, excavating prehistoric animals in North America, kennel show winners and many, many others.

Condition: These volumes are in mixed condition as there are 6 volumes bound at different times. Two are securely bound in durable, modern boards. Two are securely bound in 1/2 leather binding with paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The other two are offered with the original boards which are attached to the text block, but are loosening They show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. One volume is without a spine cover. The text block bindings are generally tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volumes bear library indications including spine labels 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: $50.50
Lot 5418

$175
Title: World Commodities and World Currency
Author: Benjamin Graham
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company
Printing Year: 1944 Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce original edition of this work by Benjamin Graham (May 8, 1894 – September 21, 1976), an American economist and professional investor. Graham is considered the first proponent of Value Investing, an investment approach he began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently refined with David Dodd through various editions of their famous book "Security Analysis." Disciples of value investing include Jean-Marie Eveillard, Warren Buffett, William J. Ruane, Irving Kahn, Hani M. Anklis, and Walter J. Schloss. Buffett, who credits Graham as grounding him with a sound intellectual investment framework, described him as the second most influential person in his life after his own father. In fact, Graham had such an overwhelming influence on his students that two of them, Buffett and Kahn, named their sons, Howard Graham Buffett and Thomas Graham Kahn, after him. (Background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with gilt library catalogue numbers visible at foot of spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Discrete library stamps appear on title page and rear flyleaf. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 182 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5419

$110
Title: The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical Society and Record of Histological Research at Home and Abroad
Editor: Henry Lawson
Publisher: Robert Hardwicke (London)
Printing Years: 1864 - 1875
Number of Volumes: 14 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce collection of papers delivered before the Royal Microscopical Society together with reports on other relevant societies and with a bibliography of new works on microscopy in Britain and elsewhere. The "Monthly Microscopical Journal" was followed by the "Journal of Microscopy," first published in 1878; this successor journal is still published by the society and is claimed to be the oldest microscopical journal still to be published.

This set contains the initial 14 volumes of this publication. The work contains in-text illustrations and (fold-out) lithographed plates. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear. Some volumes have detaching spines and/or cracking along gutters. Volumes II - V are disbound. Spine labels are visible. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpaper; due date slips and card pockets are visible on rear endpapers. Title pages show small stamps and light pencil markings. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5420

$250
Title: Infantry-Tactics; or, Rules for the Exercise and Manoeuvres of the United States' Infantry
Author: Major-General Scott
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Printing Year: 1855, 1857
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with green marbled boards with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce work of military tactics prepared by Major General Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866), and used by Union (and Confederate) soldiers in the Civil War. Scott originally wrote "Infantry Tactics, or, Rules for the Exercise and Maneuvre of the United States Infantry" in 1840. This three-volume work was the standard drill manual for the U.S. Army until William J. Hardee's "Tactics" were published in 1855.

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plates and fold-out diagrams. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional light foxing. The books measure approximately 4" x 5 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5421

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Struggle of the Nations Egypt, Syria, and Assyria by G. Maspero - Dated 1897 by D. Appleton & Co.- Illustrated in color and black and white plates; marbled boards
- The Passing of the Empires by G. Maspero - Dated 1900 by D. Appleton & Co. - Extensively illustrated; front board detached but present
- Europe Viewed Through American Spectacles by Charles Carroll Fulton - Dated 1874 by J.B. Lippincott & Co. (Philadelphia)
- Famous Impostors by Bram Stoker - Dated 1910 by Sturgis & Walton Company - Illustrated with black and White plates
- Morford's Short-Trip Guide to Europe (1874) by Henry Morford - Dated 1874 by Lee, Shepherd & Dillingham - Bright gilt decorative stamping; contains advertising

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 5422

$26
Title: Sermons, or Homilies, Appointed To Be Read in Churches in the Time of Queen Elizabeth, of Famous Memory
Publisher: T. and J. Swords
Printing Year: 1815 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine panel, this antique volume is a scarce first American edition of this work. The volume shows external age/wear, with cracking along front gutter. Both hinges are cracked. Age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" and contains 516 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5423

$325
Title: Negro Drawings
Author: Miguel Covarrubias
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1927 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of artistic representations of African-American culture by José Miguel Covarrubias (November 22, 1904 Mexico City — February 4, 1957), a Mexican painter and caricaturist, ethnologist and art historian. In 1924 at the age of 19 he moved to New York City armed with a grant from the Mexican government. Covarrubias' artwork and celebrity caricatures were featured in "The New Yorker" and "Vanity Fair" magazines. The linear nature of his drawing style was highly influential to other caricaturists such as Al Hirschfeld. Miguel's first book of caricatures "The Prince of Wales and Other Famous Americans" was a hit, though not all his subjects were thrilled that his sharp, pointed wit was aimed at them. He immediately fell in love with the Harlem jazz scene, which he frequented with Rosa and friends including Eugene O'Neill and Nickolas Muray. He counted many notables among his friends including Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and W.C. Handy for whom he also illustrated books. Miguel's caricatures of the jazz clubs were the first of their kind printed in Vanity Fair. He managed to capture the spirit of the Harlem Renaissance in much of his work as well as in his book," Negro Drawings". He did not consider these caricatures, but serious drawings of people, music and a culture he loved.(background information courtesy of Wikipedia).

The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece and 56 full-page plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's bookplate (bearing coat of arms and the name Anthony Eden) and gift inscription on front endpaper. Markings appear along rear hinge. This unpaginated book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5424

$80
Title: Francis Parkman's Works (New Library Edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Years: 1898 - 1901
Number of Volumes: Complete 13 volume set

Notes: Bound in olive green cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of American historian Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823 – November 8, 1893) that contains all 9 titles (in 12 volumes) plus "A Life of Francis Parkman" by Charles Haight Farham. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits, plates and maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. Previous owner's name is signed on preliminary pages. Withdrawal stamp in small type appears on blank page at rear of volumes. No other library markings are present. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5425

$45
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: $44.50
Lot 5426

$90
Title: A General History of Inland Navigation, Foreign and Domestic: Containing a Complete Account of the Canals Already Executed in England, with Considerations on Those Projected
Author: J. Phillips
Publisher: I. and J. Taylor
Printing Year: 1792 First Edition

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a rare original edition of this classic work by John Phillips that gives an outline of the history of canals, including those of ancient Egypt, China and Europe. It gives up-to-date examples of estimating the amount of income that a canal could generate, and some estimates on the costs of building a canal. It then looks at each canal then in operation. The enabling Act is named, while details of the share issues and any unusual powers are explained. Length, width and depth are usually given, together with details of some of the more important works. The work is illustrated with four plates that appear at the rear of the volume. This book lacks the map. This ex-library volume is string bound and paper-covered boards show external age/wear. Antique paper library label appears at bottom left-hand corner of front cover. The book is solidly bound with pages that show occasional light foxing and staining to final twenty pages. Library markings are visible on title page (title page lacks 2 to 3 inches of bottom margin). The book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/4" and contains 371 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5427

$275
This lot features bound compilations of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the years 1905 through June 1907. 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: Contributors include W.A. Rogers, E.A. Abbey, W.E. Mears, Will Grefe, E.V. Nadherny and many others.
Article Content: Topics include a comment on the Monroe Doctrine, the Increase in Emigration, "Voyaging to Florida," "Science and Superstition," "More Rays From The Brain," as well as fiction, poetry, humor and many, many others.

Condition: These volumes are offered with the original boards which are present and detached from the text block. They show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Some spine covers are present, and a few pages are detached and laid in. The text block bindings are generally tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volumes bear library indications including spine labels and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues runs through June 1907 only. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $36.50
Lot 5428

$70
Title: South by West or Winter in the Rocky Mountains and Spring in Mexico
Editor: Rev. Charles Kingsley
Publisher: W. Isbister & Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1874 First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce example of nineteenth-century travel literature. The author (a woman but no mention of name) traveled overland from St. Louis to Denver in 1871. In the following year, she continued her journey via the Denver and Union Pacific Railroad to Ogden and Salt Lake City, where she described the life of the Mormons; she passed Virginia City on her way to San Francisco, from where she journeyed south to Mexico. Approximately half of the book deals with travel in Mexico. Decker notes that the traveller was Rose G. Kingsley. (Howes 1954 edition 5715. Wynar 2042)

The work contains a frontispiece engraving and numerous in-text illustrations, as well as a fold-out map depicting the route of travel. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper. Name of library stamped on title page, rear endpaper and elsewhere in text. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 411 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5429

$14
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Old Windmills of England by R. Thurston Hopkins - No date stated by William Farquhar Payson - Photo illustrations
- The Colour of London Historic, Personal, & Local by W.J. Loftie, F.S.A. - No date stated by George W. Jacobs & Co. (Philadelphia) - Illustrated with color plates; cover stamped in bright gilt
- A Survey of London, Written in the Year 1598 by John Stow - Dated 1876 by Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly (London)
- This Is London by Edward R. Murrow - Dated 1941 by Simon And Schuster - 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: $8.50
Lot 5430

$350
Title: The Works of John Ruskin - Library Edition
Editors: E. T. Cook & Alexander Wedderburn
Publisher: George Allen (London)
Printing Year: 1903 - 1912 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 39 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines and embossed gilt design to front covers, this antique set is a scarce first edition of the complete works of John Ruskin (February 8, 1819 – January 20, 1900), the English art critic and social thinker, also remembered as a poet, artist, and author of seminal essays on art and architecture. His voluminous output and authoritative tone led Ruskin to epitomize the Victorian sage.

The standard Complete Works, literary and artistic, was the fruit of twelve years' work by Edward Tyas Cook and Alexander Wedderburn. These 39 volumes were published between 1903 and 1912, and are illustrated with 820 wood blocks and 990 full-page plates with 120 facsimiles of manuscripts, including 269 plates of Ruskin's own drawings, 200 of which had never before been published. The set is printed on hand-made, linen rag paper with a double watermark of Ruskin's gothic monogram and seal. This is one of an edition of 2062, of which 2000 were for sale.

The set comprises all the author's published and privately circulated works and illustrations, including: Modern Painters (1843-1860); The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849); The Stones of Venice (1851-1853); Lectures on Architecture and Painting (1854); The Political Economy of Art (1857); Unto This Last (1862); Essays on Political Economy (1862-1863, later Munera Pulveris, 1872); Sesame and Lilies (1865); and Fors Clavigera: Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great Britain (1871-1884); and the children's story, The King of the Golden River (1851), as well as a full index to all his works.

These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Antique paper library labels are visible on spines. Library labels have been pasted on endpapers and library stamps appear on title pages. No other library markings are visible. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $92.50
Lot 5431

$110
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 dozens of varied media art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as history, nature, wild and domestic animals, world art masterpieces, and other content. It includes a large folio of art masterpiece reproductions by Holbein, Leonardo, Durer, as well as many pieces by renowned illustrator Howard Chandler Christy. The media include photogravure, black and white and full-color modern lithograph, etc. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $11.50
Lot 5432

$35
Title: Sand and Canvas: A Narrative of Adventures in Egypt, with a Sojourn among the Artists in Rome
Author: Samuel Bevan
Publisher: Charles Gilpin (London)
Printing Year: 1849 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work of nineteenth-century travel literature. The work is illustrated with an engraved title page and a number of full-page engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear. Binding is splitting at front hinge. Endpapers have library bookplates, stamps and barcode strip. Lightly age-toned pages are without library markings. Front flyleaf is detached. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 370 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5433

$28
Title: Der deutsch-franzosische Krieg 1870 bis zu der Katastrophe von Sedan und der Kapitulation von Strassburg nach dem inneren Zusammenhang dargestellt
Author: A. Borbstaedt
Publisher: Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn (Berlin)
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce German-language history of the Franco-Prussian war (title in English reads "The Franco-German War to the Catastrophe of Sedan and the Fall of Strassburg."). The work is illustrated with in-text maps and many intact fold-out plans and maps at rear of volume. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; the card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page and final page of text bear library stamp. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 559 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5434

$55
Title: A Syn-Chronological Chart, or Map of History
Author: Sebastian C. Adams
Publisher: Strobridge & Co. (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Printing Year: 1876 Revised Second Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with gilt title stamp to front cover, this antique double elephant folio is a rare fold-out-flat book, full-color chronological map of history, printed in chromolithography on glossy paper and linen-backed. This is an incredible example of 19th century chromolithography in an early, critically enlarged and revised edition. This chronological chart traces the history of all world empires, leaders, major historical persons and events, beginning in 4004 B.C., with Adam and Eve, and going until 1883, with the last panel showing Principal Sovereigns of the World, President of the United States (the last being Chester Arthur), and Eminent Men Elsewhere not Elsewhere Mentioned on the Chart. In the intervening 5800 years, the chart shows maps drawn by J. A. Paine, Archaeologist of the First Expedition of the Palestine Exploration Society. Maps include Settlements and Races of Noah's Descendents, Ancient Egypt, Conquests of Alexander the Great, Solomon's Empire, the Roman Empire, Europe in the 16th century, and the United States of America, among others. Maps are shown at front few panels.

Following maps is the flow-chart of civilizations. Each civilization is given a line that is traced throughout the entirety of the chart. Civilizations followed are: Biblical, Phoenician, Egyptian, Chaldean, Chinese, Greece (including individual empires like Ilium, Troy, Sparta, etc.), Babylonian, Assyrian, Palestinian (Israeli), Italian (up to the founding of the Roman Empire, Carthage, Latium, Alba Longa, as well as after), and eventually separating out Italy from Papal Rome, Asia Minor, Bithynia, Syria, Britain (including the individual kingdoms of Wales, Saxony, Brittany, Wessex, Kent, Northumbria, Ireland, Essex, Sussex), eventually forming the England, Scotland, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain, the Ottoman Empire, Indian and Hindostan, Poland, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Austria, Holland and other, more minor kingdoms. Chronologically, the chart lists each ruler, by name and number of years they ruled. In many cases, it also lists major achievements, nature of their personality, and means by which they died. These flow charts occupy the largest and middle section of the chart. Along the top, are depictions of major events according to the corresponding period shown below. For example, the building of Solomon's Temple, the destruction of Jerusalem, the Alexandrian Library, the crucifixion of Jesus, the Battle of Tours, the Tower of Pisa, the inventions of glasses, gunpowder, the discovery of tobacco, William Tell, John Milton, William Shakespeare, Johann Guttenberg and the printing press, Joan of Arc, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin and others. The final page, in addition to showing U.S. Presidents, other sovereigns, and eminent men, also lists a chronological table of events in United States history.

This disbound volume lacks spine cover, and front board is detached. Covers show significant wear. All panels are present, with initial two detached. Intact panels show bright colors. Antepenultimate fold shows wear and chipping. The book measures approximately 13 1/2" x 27 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5435

$100
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: 22
Issue Date Range: January 1968 through August 1969 (Two copies each of April and August 1968)

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: $27.50
Lot 5436

$100
Title: Modern Book Illustrators and Their Work
Editors: C. Geoffrey Holme & Ernest G. Halton
Publisher: "The Studio" Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1914

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of full-page illustrations and color plates by such artists as F. Brangwyn, W. Crane, E. Dulac, W. R. Flint, D. Maxwell, A. Rackham, F. Reynolds, H. Thomson, and others. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and antique library label is visible on spine. Hinges have been reinforced. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; antique card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page bears library stamp. No other library markings appear on lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 11 1/4" and contains 192 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5437

$350
This lot features bound compilations of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the years 1908 through 1911. 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: Contributors include W.A. Rogers, Vernon Bailey, James Montgomery Flagg, D.S. Groesbeck, E.W. Kemble, Strothmann and many others. Many stories and reviews accompanied by photography as well.
Article Content: Topics include the "Exposition Mania," "Japanese Policy in Korea," Strengthening the defenses of the Philippines, "Should Capital Punishment Be Abolished?," and the attempted assassination of New York City Mayor Gaynor, among many, many others.

Condition: These volumes (8) are of a mixed condition since they were bound at different times. One volume is securely bound in durable, modern boards. Four volumes are generally securely bound, but the boards are loosening; the spine covers are not in evidence. Others are offered with the original boards which are present and detached from the text block. They show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The text block bindings are generally tight; a few pages are loosening. The pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volumes bear library indications including spine labels 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: $67.50
Lot 5438

$300
Title: The Four Gospels, Translated from the Greek. With Preliminary Dissertations, and Notes Critical and Explanatory
Author: George Campbell
Publisher: Thomas Dobson (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1796

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a rare first printing in America of the Gospels in English in any translation other than the King James or the Douai-Rheims version. This is also the first privately accomplished translation of the Gospels printed in America.

George Campbell (December 25, 1719 – April 6, 1796) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, minister, theologian, and professor of divinity. Campbell had three focuses to his intellectual life: language, theology, and rhetoric. He was primarily interested in rhetoric since he believed that the study of rhetoric would enable his students to become better preachers. Consequently, he became a philosopher of rhetoric because he understood that the philosophical changes brought by the Enlightenment would have serious implications for rhetoric. Campbell regarded "The Four Gospels" as the greatest work of his life: a 1,500 page translation that includes critical dissertations on the problems of translating and interpreting the ancient texts, as well as his observations on the translations themselves.

This ex-library volume shows significant external age/wear, with detached front board (with peeling at edges of cover) and cracked spine cover. Binding is splitting between pages 308 and 309. Text block is complete. Age-toned pages show light foxing and occasional staining. Title page bears withdrawal stamp in its upper right-hand corner. Library stamp in small type also appears on rear endpaper. No other library markings are visible. The book measures approximately 9" x 10 1/2" and contains 488 pages of text plus 196 pages of notes and 16 of index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 5439

$70
Title: Sculpture: From Antiquity to the Present
Authors: Xavier Barral i Altet et al.
Publisher: Taschen (Cologne)
Printing Year: 1996
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set in slipcase

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright white lettering to spine and front cover, this folio set is a scarce history of sculpture. Attention is paid to the changes both in the way the sculpted objects are presented, and in the materials and techniques used. Sculptures covered range from "Venus de Milo" to Damien Hurst's "Shark in a Tank." The work is profusely illustrated with bright color photographs. The volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean pages. Slipcase is well preserved. The books measure approximately 10" x 13 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 5440

$110
Title: Gardens Old and New: The Country House and Its Garden Environment
Editors: H. Avray Tipping et al.
Publisher: The Offices of Country Life & George Newnes, Limited (London)
Printing Years:1900-1916
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: This antique set is a scarce work on English architecture and gardening. The work is illustrated with decorative title pages, frontispieces and a great number of plates. The first of these volumes has been rebound, with original marbled boards. Volumes two and three are in original pictorial / decorative binding. These former library volumes show mild external age/wear, with small library labels visible on spines. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Library bookplates appear on front endpapers. A small card pocket is attached to rear endpaper of first volume. The books measure approximately 10" x 14 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5441

$140
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 dozens of varied media art pieces and a variety of prints. Included are topics such as children's book art, aircraft, Victorian life, natural wonders, historical and genre scenes, and other content. Artists represented include Norman Rockwell, Grant Wood and many others. The media include Victorian lithograph, steel engraving, black and white and full-color modern lithograph, etc. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5442

$50
Title: Illustrirte Kriegs-Chronik: Gedenkbuch an den Deutsch-Franzosischen Feldzug von 1870-1871
Authors: Editors of the Illustrirten Kriegs-Chronik von 1866
Publisher: Verlagsbuchhandlung von J. J. Weber (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1871

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique folio volume is a scarce illustrated German-language history of the Franco-Prussian war, written and drawn by the collaborators of the "Illustrirte Zeitung." This volume contains a frontispiece plate and pictorial title page. The work is lavishly illustrated with many in-text, full- and double-page engravings depicting the combatants, battles and the French towns and cities near/in which these were fought. Large fold-out color map of Belgium and northern France appears at rear. This ex-library volume has been rebacked and shows external age/wear, with bumped and frayed corners and rubbing to spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 12" x 16 1/2" and contains 456 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 5443

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

- Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth by Richard Wright - Dated 1945 by Harper & Brothers Publishers - Stated First Editon in mylar-covered dustjacket. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. Envelope with pasted to front endpaper.
- Color by Countee Cullen - Dated 1925 by Harper & Brothers - Dustjacket is protected by transparent plastic cover with flaps pasted to boards
- Lyrics of Lowly Life by Paul Laurence Dunbar - Dated 1897 by Dodd, Mead and Company - volume is proteced by transparent plastic cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5444

$45
Bound in vellum, this antique volume is a unique collection of shorter German-language theological works, assembled in a private binding. As was a popular pursuit of the day, an individual commissioned a bindery to create this unique collection, bound in a specific order and trimmed where needed to create a cohesive look to the volume. The included texts were most often originally published in wraps and were ensured a longer life through this process.

This particular private binding volume contains a number to titles dating back to the eighteenth century. The individual titles included in this volume are:
  • Erbauliches Handbuchlein fur Kinder by Johann Jacob Rambach - Dated 1726 by Christoph Friderici (Leipzig) - Johann Jakob Rambach (1693-1735), a Pietist theologian, was appointed a professor at Halle University in 1727, and in 1731 in Gießen.
  • Der wohl-informirte Catechet, das ist, deutlicher Unterricht wie man der Jugend auf die allerleichteste Art den Grund der christl. Lehre beybringen konne by Johann Jacob Rambach - Dated 1727 by Johann Felix Bielcke (Jena) - final page of text torn
  • Compendium oder Kurzer Begriff der ganzen christlichen Lehr in XXXIV. Articuln by Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen - Dated 1715 by Waysenhause - Freylinghausen was the most influential theologian of the Pietist School of Halle
  • Definitiones Theologicae oder theologische Beschreibungen der christlichen Glaubens-articul by Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen - Dated 1717 by Wysenhaus
  • Catechistische Anleitung by Christoff Albrecht Losecken - Dated 1720 by Joh. Gottfried Ficke (Halle)
The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5445

$10
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: $39.50
Lot 5446

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of titles from the Oxford History of English Literature published by Clarendon Press / Oxford University Press. All volumes are in their original dustjackets:

- English Literature at the Close of the Middle Ages by E. K. Chambers - Dated 1945
- Chaucer and the Fifteenth Century by H. S. Bennett - Dated 1976
- The English Drama, 1485 - 1585 by F. P. Wilson - Dated 1976
- English Literature in the Sixteenth Century Excluding Drama by C. S. Lewis - Dated 1954
- English Literature in the Earlier Seventeenth Century, 1600 - 1660 by Douglas Bush - Dated 1962 - Second edition, revised
- English Literature of the Late Seventeenth Century by James Sutherland - Dated 1976
- English Literature in the Early Eighteenth Century, 1700 - 1740 by Bonamy Dobree - Dated 1959
- English Literature, 1789 - 1815 by W. L. Renwick - Dated 1976
- English Literature, 1815 - 1832 by Ian Jack - Dated 1976
- Eight Modern Writers by J. I. M. Stewart - Dated 1976
- The Mid-Eighteenth Century by John Butt - Dated 1979 - Edited and completed by Geoffrey Carnall

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 5447

$300
This lot features bound compilations of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the years 1912 through 1916. 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: Artists included in this group include John Sloan, George Bellows, Everett Shinn, J.J. Gould, Sidney Riesenberg, Peter Newell and many, many others.
Article Content: Topics include "Roosevelt Not Progressive," "Harmless Smoking," "How Animals Doctor Themselves," an "Open Letter to Woodrow (Wilson)," as well as pieces on athletics, reviews, commentary and humor. A May 8, 1916 announcement of the sale of Harper's Weekly to "The Independent" is also included.

Condition: These volumes (9) are of a mixed condition as they were bound at different times. One volume is securely bound in durable, modern boards. Most volumes are securely bound in 1/2 leather binding with paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Some cracking at the front gutter of one volume; another volume is without the spine cover. The text block bindings are tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volumes bear library indications including spine labels 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: $72.50
Lot 5448

$24
Title: The Luck of Barry Lyndon: A Romance of the Last Century
Author: William M. Thackeray
Publisher: D. Appleton & Company
Printing Year: 1852 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this work by English novelist William M. Thackeray (1811-1863). "The Luck of Barry Lyndon" is a picaresque novel, first published in serial form in 1844, about a member of the Irish gentry trying to become a member of the English aristocracy. Thackeray, who based the novel on the life and exploits of the Anglo-Irish rakehell and fortune-hunter Andrew Robinson Stoney, later reissued it under the title "The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq." This American edition actually precedes the first British edition by three years. This novel served as the basis for the 1975 film by Stanley Kubrick. These are two volumes bound as one, as issued. The volume shows external age/wear. Binding is split at front hinge. Lightly age-toned pages show foxing throughout, with occasional marginal water markings. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" and contains 267 / 260 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 5449

$70
Title: Venetian Palaces
Author: Alvise Zorzi
Publisher: Rizzoli
Printing Year: 1990

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover, this folio volume is a scarce history of the palaces of Venice. This volume provides a tour of more than fifty of its most luxurious palaces in the Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and seventeenth-century styles. The work is lavishly illustrated with many color photographs by Paolo Marton. The volume shows light external age/wear, with faint water staining to rear cover. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Illustrated dustjacket is intact. The book measures approximately 11 1/4" x 13" and contains 537 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 5450

$45
Title: Meyers Lexikon
Publisher: Bibliographisches Institut (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1924-1933
Number of Volumes: Complete 16 volume set

Notes: Rebound in black cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce German-language reference work. Included in this set are four supplementary volumes (including atlas). The work is lavishly illustrated with in-text drawings, (fold-out) plates and maps. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with library labels appearing on front boards. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates are pasted to front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type appear on rear endpapers. Title pages bear library stamps and pencil markings. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 5451

$200
This lot features the antique Civil War-era pocket diary shown in the corresponding images. This 1861 diary contains what is purported to be an account of a sea voyage from or to Alcatraz Island, travelling around Cape Horn in South America. This outline was provided to us by our client, the writing in the book is very faint and we were able to confirm only the details described here. Entries corresponding to spring of that year have the author at Alcatraz, providing daily summary of his activities. An account of the author's stay in "Washington City" is also present. The final page of this journal contains bowdy limericks.

Following the acquisition of California by the United States as a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) which ended the Mexican-American War, and the onset of the California Gold Rush the following year, the U.S. Army began studying the suitability of Alcatraz Island for the positioning of coastal batteries to protect the approaches to San Francisco Bay. In 1853, under the direction of Zealous B. Tower, the Corps of Engineers began fortifying the island, work which continued until 1858, eventuating in Fortress Alcatraz. The island's first garrison at Camp Alcatraz, numbering about 200 soldiers and 11 cannon, arrived at the end of that year. When the American Civil War broke out in 1861 the island mounted 85 cannons (increased to 105 cannons by 1866) in casemates around its perimeter, though the small size of the garrison meant only a fraction of the guns could be used at one time. At this time it also served as the San Francisco Arsenal for storage of firearms to prevent them falling into the hands of Southern sympathisers.

Text block is detached from well-preserved leather binding, with first page detached and laid in. It should be noted that entries are written in pencil and are at times quite faint. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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