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Lot 7001

$80

Title: Shooting the Russian War
Author: Margaret Bourke-White - Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first American female war photojournalist, and the first female photographer for Henry Luce's Life magazine, where her photograph appeared on the first cover. She died of Parkinson's disease about eighteen years after she developed her first symptoms. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1942
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/298 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This stated second printing of this work includes numerous photographs taken in Russia during the second World War. The work is protected by its original dust jacket.

From the dust jacket flap:
Spurred by a premonition of history about to be made, and armed with six hundred pounds of photographic equipment, Margaret Bourke-White, one of America's leading photographers, arrived in Moscow in May, 1941. When the Germans attacked, two months later, the Soviet government issued a proclamation that anyone found with a camera would be shot on sight. After a two-weeks seige of officaldom, Miss Bourke-White was awarded a photographer's "passport" -- the only one given to a non-Russian, and from then on the shutters of her five cameras clicked unceasingly. Her book . . . records the ordeal of the Russian people as seen through the eyes and expert camera lens of an adventurous and charming young American woman.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is solidly bound in the publisher's tan cloth covers showing light external age/wear. The pages show mild toning, with some light moisture spots on the preliminaries. The photographic pages are clean and bright.

The dust jacket shows some tattering and loss. The original price of $2.75 is visible at the bottom of the unclipped front flap.
Lot 7002

$400

Title: Alle de Wercken, soo Oude als Nieuwe van den Heer Jacob Cats, Ridder, oudt Raadtpensionaris Van Hollandt, &c.
Author: Jacob Cats - Jacob Cats was a Dutch poet, humorist, jurist and politician. He is most famous for his emblem books (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Publisher: Daniel Van Den Dalen, Francois Halma, De Wed Van Someren / J. En Wilhelm Vande Water
City: Amsterdam and Utrecht
Year: 1700
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 16.25"
Book Details: This lot consists of two volumes, containing the complete works of the well-known Dutch poet and humorist Jacob Cats, famous for his emblem books. These folio volumes are bound in full blind-stamped vellum, and contain three folding plates, two engraved portraits, engraved plates, and hundreds of engraved illustrations.


Condition / Notes: These antique vellum volumes have separating front boards, and separating backstrips. The exteriors of these volumes display scattered soiling and moisture markings, and the first volume displays spotting to the rear cover. Two holes are present on the covers of these volumes, indicating that the volumes used to have ties. Two bookplates are present to the front paste-downs of both volumes, including the armorial bookplates of Bibliotheque Schorsch. Pencil notes appear on the front endpapers and blank preliminaries. The interiors of these volumes display scattered moisture markings and foxing, and the pages are mildly rippled from moisture. Some pages display creasing.

Volume One: This volume has been collated and begins with 30 unnumbered pages, followed by 666 numbered pages, and ending with 9 unnumbered pages. Present are 5 full page illustrations, one fold out plate, and dozens of textual engravings. Front board detached. Extensive pencil writing to front endpapers. Staining throughout textblock. Closed tear on S3 extends 7/8” from fore edge, text unobstructed. Closed tear on [Pp3] extends 7/8” from bottom edge, text unobstructed. Closed tear on Iii extends 4 5/8” from bottom edge, text slightly obstructed. Fold out plate between [Kkk4] and Lll shows light pencil markings, illustration unobstructed.
Pagination as follows: 1-146, 145, 148-170, 271, 172-184, 183-342, 349-376, one unnumbered leaf (signature consistent), 377, 380-439, 450-451, 442-666.

Volume Two: This volume has been collated and begins with 22 unnumbered pages, followed by 670 numbered pages. Present are 6 full page illustrations, 3 fold out plates, and dozens of textual engravings. Extensive pencil writing to front endpapers. Closed tear measuring 5/8” from fore edge on Mm through [Nn], text unobstructed. Nn4 marked Nn. Pages 271-272 numbered 265-266. Four unnumbered pages between [Eee4] and Fff, leaves signatured *Eee and *Eee2. Closed tear on Ggg2 extends 1” from bottom edge, text unobstructed. Closed tear on Ggg3 extends ¾” from bottom edge, text unobstructed. Closed tear on [Iii2] extends 1 1/8” from bottom edge, text unobstructed. Insect hold along fore edge of [Nnn4] through [Yy4], text unobstructed. Second title begins after [Iiii4], signatures and pagination reset.
Lot 7003

$130

Title: The Botanic Garden. A Poem, in Two Parts.
Author: Erasmus Darwin - Erasmus Darwin was an English physician who turned down George III's invitation to be a physician to the King. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, slave trade abolitionist, inventor and poet. His poems included much natural history, including a statement of evolution and the relatedness of all forms of life. He was a member of the Darwin–Wedgwood family, which includes his grandsons Charles Darwin and Francis Galton. Darwin was also a founding member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, a discussion group of pioneering industrialists and natural philosophers.
Publisher: Printed by T. & J. Swords, Printers to the Faculty of Physic of Columbia College
City: New York
Year: 1798
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 146 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This is the first American edition of this work. Contained within are 17 plates engraved by Tanner. The book is bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards.

Evans 33600; ESTC W30017
Condition / Notes: The exterior of this antique volume displays rubbing, chipping at the lower fore corners of the boards, and edge wear. The front board is detached. The rear hinge has been repaired with black cloth tape. There is an armorial bookplate from Bibliotheque Schorsch affixed to the front pastedown. The pages exhibit mild age toning and scattered light foxing.
Lot 7004

$130

Title: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Author: Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1940
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 471 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "For Whom the Bell Tolls" is a novel by Ernest Hemingway published in 1940. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia. The novel is regarded as one of Hemingway's best works, along with "The Sun Also Rises," "The Old Man and the Sea," and "A Farewell to Arms." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of Hemingway's Spanish Civil War novel, with letter "A" on copyright page.

The vintage volume is bound in the publisher's full oatmeal boards, with black lettering on red panels on the spine and the author's stamped facsimile signature on cover. The book shows light external wear. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and without markings, showing mild age toning.

This volume features its original dust jacket with moderate wear and tattering. The front flap is partially separated and shows the original price of $2.75 at the top.
Lot 7005

$130

Title: People of the Deer
Author: Farley Mowat - Farley McGill Mowat, OC (May 12, 1921 – May 6, 2014) was a Canadian writer and environmentalist. His works were translated into 52 languages, and he sold more than 17 million books. He achieved fame with the publication of his books on the Canadian north, such as "People of the Deer" (1952) and "Never Cry Wolf" (1963). The latter, an account of his experiences with wolves in the Arctic, was made into a film of the same name released in 1983. For his body of work as a writer he won the annual Vicky Metcalf Award for Children's Literature in 1970 [Courtesy Wikipedia].
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/344 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This is the stated first edition of Mowat's first book, with a well-preserved original dust jacket.

From Wikipedia:
"People of the Deer" (published in 1952, revised in 1975) is Canadian author Farley Mowat's first book, and brought him literary recognition. The book is based upon a series of travels the author undertook in the Canadian barren lands, of Keewatin Region, west of Hudson Bay. The most important of these expeditions was in the winter of 1947–48. During his travels Mowat studied the lives of the Ihalmiut, a small population of Inuit people, whose existence depended heavily on the large population of caribou in the region. Besides descriptions of nature and life in the Arctic, Mowat's book tells the sad story of how a once prosperous and widely dispersed people slowly dwindled to the brink of extinction due to unscrupulous economic interest and lack of understanding.
Condition / Notes: This vintage first edition is solidly bound in the publisher's green cloth covers, with mild shelf wear and edge toning. The book has pictorial endpapers depicting "the country of the People of the Deer." The bookplate of a former owner is affixed to the half-title page. The pages are clean with mild toning. The work includes numerous line drawings depicting the Inuit people.

The colorful original dust jacket shows light toning and edge wear, with the original price of $4.00 present on the unclipped front flap.
Lot 7006

$225

Title: A Voyage Round The World, In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George Anson, Esq.; commander in chief of a squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent on an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from papers and others materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his direction, by Richard Walter, M.A., Chaplain of his Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that expedition.
Author: George Anson - Admiral of the Fleet George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, PC, FRS (23 April 1697 – 6 June 1762), was a Royal Navy officer. Anson served as a junior officer during the War of the Spanish Succession and then saw active service against Spain at the Battle of Cape Passaro during the War of the Quadruple Alliance. He then undertook a circumnavigation of the globe during the War of Jenkins' Ear. Anson commanded the fleet that defeated the French Admiral de la Jonquière at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre during the War of the Austrian Succession.

Anson went on to be First Lord of the Admiralty during the Seven Years' War. Among his reforms were the removal of corrupt defense contractors, improved medical care, submitting a revision of the Articles of War to Parliament to tighten discipline throughout the Navy, uniforms for commissioned officers, the transfer of the Marines from Army to Navy authority, and a system for rating ships according to their number of guns. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Printed for W. Bowyer and J. Nichols and 14 others
City: London
Year: 1776
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/417 pages plus 43 engraved maps & plates
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: This is the "fifteenth" edition of this work, i.e. the large paper edition, with an extra world map showing the track of the Centurion, not found in the first edition. "A masterpiece of descriptive travel the most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century." (Hill)

A fine atlas of plates and maps, generally with wide margins. Anson commanded the small British squadron sent at the beginning of the war with Spain to harass the Spaniards on the west coast of South America and cut off their supplies of wealth from the Pacific. Disasters and hardships plagued the expedition; most of the ships were lost around Cape Horn and on the Chilean coast, and of a crew of 960, less than 350 survived. Eventually the Centurion alone was left, but Anson persevered and succeeded in capturing a gold-laden Spanish galleon near Manila. The prize he earned as a result settled his fortune for life.

Howgego A100; cf Bell W37; cf Borba de Moraes I pp. 38-39; cf Cox I 50; cf Kroepelien 1078; cf Hill pp. 317-18; cf National Maritime Museum I,112; Sabin 1629.
Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather volume has separated boards and moderate external age/wear. The preliminaries prior to the title page and the book binder's direction plus all subsequent pages are loose. The pages and engraved plates show light toning and scattered foxing. The folding plates and maps are in pleasing condition.

This volume has been collated and begins with 20 unnumbered pages, followed by 417 numbered pages. Signatures begin with B. Opposite title page is double page map, containing closed tear 1” from fore edge, image slightly obstructed. Volume contains a total of 42 plates, being 31 fold out, 10 double page, and 1 single page. Page 34 numbered 54. Tearing along and around folds of Plate XIII, cross pattern measuring 2.5” x 5.5”. Closed tear measuring 5/8” along bottom of plate XV, image unobstructed. Closed tear measuring 3 3/8” from fore edge of [Aa3], text slightly obstructed. Second leaf of plate XXIV detached. Tearing around folds of Plate XXVI, cross pattern measuring 1 7/8” x 1”. Loss to bottom outer corner of [Ii3] measuring 1.5” x 7/8”, text unobstructed.
Lot 7007

$35

Details: This original sanguine ink etching by or after Salvador Dali entitled Autumn was published circa 1970 by The Collectors Guild in a plate-signed edition of approx. 1000.

It is presented in a Kulicke frame measuring approx. 15"x19" overall.

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Condition / Notes: This intaglio print exhibits some moderate even toning throughout and has not been examined out of its frame and mat.
Lot 7008

$120

Title: Vampire
Author: Hanns Heinz Ewers - Hanns Heinz Ewers was a German actor, poet, philosopher, and writer of short stories and novels. While he wrote on a wide range of subjects, he is now known mainly for his works of horror, particularly his trilogy of novels about the adventures of Frank Braun, a character modeled on himself. The best known of these is "Alraune" (1911).

Despite his great influence on 20th century fantasy and horror literature, Ewers remains out of favor in bourgeois literary circles (especially in the English-speaking world and Germany) because of his association with the Nazis. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Translor: Fritz Sallagar
Publisher: The John Day Company
City: New York
Year: 1934
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 363 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is the first edition of this work in English.

"Many believe this to be the finest novel from the pen of this distinguished German author whose macabre creations, 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' and 'Alraune' have won for him a world-wide audience.

'Vampire' is the strange story of Frank Braun, and how he was cured of a mysterious disease by Lotte, his mistress who loved him more than life itself.

The scene is American during the mad, hysterical days of the World War. Frank Braun arrives from South America in a fever-ridden steamer and is immediately swept into the web of Germany's propaganda system. His secret operations are in New York, with a brief interlude in Mexico. Throughout his adventurous days as a German agent, the terror of his malady colors his affairs of the heart.

Suddenly the United States declares war, and Frank Braun spends a last night with Lotte before fleeing to Mexico. That night, heavy with the horror of an impending attack, he wakens to find himself recovered--and Lotte dying. At last Braun knows his disease--and his cure.

That mysticism for which Mr. Ewers is famous is found again in 'Vampire,' as are those other qualities which have caused so many critics to compare his work to that of Baudelaire and Poe." (From the front flap of the dust jacket)
Condition / Notes: This volume is solidly bound in orange cloth, with black lettering along the spine, and an image of an archer in black on the front cover. The exterior shows mild rubbing. The pages display light toning and occasional mild marginal foxing, with moderate foxing to the title page. The chapter headings are illustrated with the signs of the zodiac.
Lot 7009

$140

Title: The Wonders of the Colorado Desert (Southern California): Its Rivers and Its Mountains, Its Canyons and Its Springs, Its Life and Its History, Pictured and Described Including an Account of a Recent Journey Made down the Overflow of the Colorado River to the Mysterious Salton Sea
Author: George Wharton James - George Wharton James was a prolific popular lecturer, photographer and journalist, writing more than 40 books and many articles and pamphlets on California and the American Southwest.

James was born in Lincolnshire, England. He was ordained as a Methodist minister and came to the United States in 1881, serving in parishes in Nevada and southern California. However, in 1889 he was sued for divorce, accused by his wife with committing numerous acts of adultery. He subsequently underwent an ecclesiastical trial, charged with real estate fraud, using faked credentials, and sexual misconduct. He was defrocked, although he was later reinstated.

James' books included "The Wonders of the Colorado Desert" (1906), "Through Ramona's Country" (1909), "In & Out of the Old Missions of California" (1912), and "The Lake of the Sky" (1915). Characteristics of his writing included romanticism, an enthusiasm for natural environments, idealization of aboriginal lifeways, and health faddism. He had a long-running feud with Charles Fletcher Lummis, another writer with similar regional interests.

The California State Library and the University of California, Berkeley have collections of James' books and pamphlets. A collection of his photographs is on file at the University of New Mexico. The Southwest Museum in Los Angeles also has some of his papers and photographs.
Publisher: Little ,Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: This first-edition set is profusely illustrated with photographic plates and textual illustrations, as well as a well-preserved folding map of the Colorado Desert.
Condition / Notes: This antique set is firmly bound in blue cloth covers with tan spines. The exteriors show stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation, with light to moderate external age/wear (with some moisture marking to the first volume). The pages show light toning concentrated in the margins. The plates and folding map are clean and bright.
Lot 7010

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique compilation of "Curtis's Botanical Magazine" shown in the corresponding images.

Vol. XIX. London: printed by Stephen Couchman, published by T. Curtis, 1804. (9 x 5.5 inches).

This is a representative sample volume from the oldest illustrated botanical periodical still in production. "The reputation of the Magazine has always resided in the accuracy of its portrayal of plants. This pictorial record of garden and greenhouse plants from the temperate and tropical regions of the world has no rival." (Desmond p.7)

The work includes 34 hand-colored engraved plates (of the original 47; lacking 740, 742, 744, 746, 758, 764, 767, 771, 772, 773, 774, 779, 783).

William Curtis had witnessed from personal experience that his clients refused to buy folio pictures of unassuming plants (vide. his Flora Londinensis) but he felt that they would subscribe to an octavo work which pictured the showy plants that filled their gardens: from this premise was born the "Botanical Magazine" in February 1787. The work was immediately successful, was published throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and is still produced to this day. The main glory of the Botanical Magazine has always been the colored plates. Many of the greatest British botanical illustrators of the last two hundred years have had worked published in this periodical: the majority of the earliest plates are by Sydenham Edwards; other artists who followed in his footsteps include James Sowerby, John Curtis, William Jackson Hooker and, for much of the second half of the 19th century, Walter Hood Fitch. In the 20th century the great tradition was continued by Lilian Snelling, Margaret Stones and others.

See Ray Desmond "A Celebration of Flowers: Two hundred years of Curtis's Botanical Magazine" (Kew: 1987); Great Flower Books p. 83; Nissen BBI 2350; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 1290.

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Condition / Notes: This antique magazine lacks its rear board, and there is significant external rubbing. The binding is split in several places. The pages show light age toning and spotting/foxing. The plates are vividly colored and well-preserved (including the folding plates), with occasional very mild foxing in the margins.
Lot 7011

$150

Book Details: This lot consists of the Arkham House horror books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Not Long for This World" by August Derleth" (1948), "The Web of Easter Island" by Donald Wandrer (limited edition, 1948), and "Deep Waters" by William Hope Hodgson (1967). All of these volumes feature intact illustrated dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light age toning and minor edge wear.
Lot 7012

$300

Title: Diverse imprese accommodate a diverse moralita, con versi che i loro significati dichiarano
Author: Andrea Alciati - Andrea Alciato, commonly known as Alciati (Andreas Alciatus), was an Italian jurist and writer. He is regarded as the founder of the French school of legal humanists. Alciati is most famous for his "Emblemata," published in dozens of editions from 1531 onward. This collection of short Latin verse texts and accompanying woodcuts created an entire European genre, the emblem book, which attained enormous popularity in continental Europe and Great Britain (courtesy of Wikipedia).


Publisher: per Masseo Buonhomo [Guillaume Rouille]
City: Lyon
Year: 1549
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 140 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: In 1530, Alciati sent a manuscript version of his first attempt at a book of emblems to his firned Conrad Peutinger in Augsburg. It contained 104 epigrams, each of an average length of eight lines. Heinrich Steyner eventually agreed to publish the work. Steyner felt that the work needed to be more commercial and so approached his acquaintances, the famous wood engravers Jorg Bleu theElder, Hans Burgkamir the Elder, and Hans Weiditz to illustrate the work, which he entitled Emblematum Liber. It initially sold well, with the second edition being issued five weeks after the first.

(Landwehr, Romanic, 46; Green, Alciati, 41; Brunet I, 149; Adams A598)

This volume is bound in full leather, and the interior is profusely illustrated with vignettes and historiated borders.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume displays significant age/wear indications to the exterior, including chipping with loss, cracking, and moisture markings. The leather on the rear cover is somewhat rippled, and is beginning to separate from the board. The hinges of this volume are cracked. The armorial bookplate of Bibliotheque Schorsch appears on the front paste-down. The front and rear endpapers display ink notes and markings. There are a few spots of burning to the title page, and the interior otherwise displays insect damage to the bottom edge of most pages, as well as scattered moisture markings. The insect damage only slightly intrudes into the historiated borders.
Lot 7013

$10

Title: English Reader: or Pieces in Prose and Poetry, Selected from the Best Writers. Designed to Assist Young Persons to Read with Propriety and Effect, to Improve Their Language and Sentiments, and to Inculcate Some of the Most Important Principles of Piety and Virtue. With a Few Preliminary Observations on the Principles of Good Reading.
Author:
Publisher: Tracy & Bliss
City: Lansingburgh, New York
Year: c.1813
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/258 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This is an American edition of an early English literature textbook. The book is bound in full leather.
Condition / Notes: The exterior of this antique volume shows rubbing, scuffing, and bumping to the corners with minor loss. The boards are detached. The title page exhibits loss at the lower fore corner, obscuring the publication information. The pages show age toning, foxing, and scattered spots of soiling.
Lot 7014

$15

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique French literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are four uniformly bound volumes of French drama, "A Prones de Messire Claude Joli," the "Bibliotheque-Charpentier" Catalogue, and "Les Aventures de Telemaque."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including foxing, pencil markings, moisture markings, and soiling. One or more of these volumes may have loose pages/lack pages. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 7015

$55

Title: An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire; Embracing Its Geographical Features, Political Divisions, Principal Cities and Towns, Population, Classes, Government, Resources, Commerce, Antiquities, Religion, Progress in Education, Literature, Art, and Science, Manners and Customs, Historic Summary, Etc., from the Latest and the Most Authentic Sources. Embrellished with Numerous Engravings and Maps of European and Asiatic Russia
Author: Robert Sears - Publisher
Publisher: Robert Sears
City: New York
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 686 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details: This antique volume is a first edition. The work is bound in brown pebbled cloth, with gilt lettering and pictorial design to the covers and spine. A torn color folding map of Russia is present at the front of the volume, and the work is profusely illustrated with textual illustrations, plates, and additional maps.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume displays external wear, with sunning to the edges, fraying to the extremities, and rubbing. The hinges are just beginning to crack. Foxing is present at the front and rear of the book, and the interior is otherwise largely clean and bright. The folding map at the front of the volume is torn into two pieces, with some loss. Other plates and illustrations show well.
Lot 7016

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique language reference texts shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language," Bailey's "An Universal Etymological English Dictionary," Worcester's "Dictionary of the English Language," and others.

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Condition / Notes: These antique leatherbound volumes show moderate age/wear indicators, including some detached boards, soiling, and moisture marking. Some volumes feature engraved plates and/or frontispieces. The Bailey lacks its title page.
Lot 7017

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible vintage and antique poetry books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "From Greenland's Icy Mountains," "America the Beautiful and Other Poems," and "In Noah's Ark."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including cracking/cracked hinges/text blocks, rubbing, edge wear, and foxing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 7018

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique children's literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Pilot Pete," "The Men Who Found America," and "Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including foxing, moisture markings, pencil markings, and wear to dust jackets. Volumes may display detaching/detached boards/pages. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 7019

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible natural history volumes shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "Eels: A Biological Study" by Leon Bertin, "The Muir Glacier, Alaska" by G. Frederick Wright, "The Southern Ark: Zoological Discovery in New Zealand 1769-1900" by J. R. H. Andrews (in dust jacket), and others.

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Condition / Notes: These collectible volumes show well, with numerous decorative features such as color photographs/illustrations and dust jackets.
Lot 7020

$300

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage horror and supernatural fiction with Gorey dust jackets shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Women of the Weird," "Mistresses of Mystery," and "Sisters of Sorcery." The rear flap of the dust jacket of "Hauntings" attributes the jacket illustration to Ted Gorey.

Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light age toning, minor edge wear to the dust jackets, and light foxing of the top edge of the text block. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 7021

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique children's literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Telegraph Messenger Boy," "Scouting for Girls," and "The Story of Patsy," which is signed by the author. Some volumes have chromolithograph covers and/or illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, sunning, edge wear, and chipping. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 7022

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique French theology shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Le memorial de la vie christienne," "Dissertations sur la verite de la religion," and "Meditations en forme de retraite sur l'amour de dieu."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, foxing, soiling, chipping, edge wear, detached/detaching boards/pages, and rubbing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 7023

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique "Masterpieces in Colour" series volumes shown in the corresponding images.

This early 20th century series of great painters was edited by T. Leman Hare and late T. Martin Wood. Breif biographies are enhanced by full color illustrations of the painters' masterpieces. This collection includes titles on Romney, Velazquez, Memlinc (Memling), Hobein, Franz Hals, Titian, Tintoretto, Fragonard, and Watteau. The volumes were published in London by T.C. & E.C. Jack, c. 1908.

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes, each measuring approximately 6.25" by 8.25", are solidly bound in printed paper-covered boards with color illustrations on the front covers. The volumes show light to moderate external age/wear and internal toning and foxing. The color illustrations show well. Each volume contains 79 to 80 pages, each with 8 color illustrations.
Lot 7024

$100

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique books on the history of Ireland shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The History of the County of Dublin" by John Dalton (Rodges and Smith, 1838); "Travels of an Irish Gentleman in Search of a Religion"; "Historical Memoirs of the City of Armagh, for a Period of 1373 Years, Considerable Portion of the General History of Ireland" by James Stuart (For Longman, Hurs, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1819); and "Sketches of Irish Character" by Mrs. S. C. Hall (E. Ferrett and Company, 1845), which contains a number of plates and illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, foxing, soiling, rubbing, detached/detaching boards/pages/spine covers, and edge wear. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 7025

$100

Title: The Red Badge of Courage: An Episode of the American Civil War
Author: Stephen Crane - Stephen Crane was an American author. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation.

The eighth surviving child of Methodist Protestant parents, Crane began writing at the age of four and had published several articles by the age of 16. Having little interest in university studies, he left school in 1891 to work as a reporter and writer. Crane's first novel was the 1893 "Bowery tale Maggie: A Girl of the Streets," generally considered by critics to be the first work of American literary Naturalism. He won international acclaim in 1895 for his Civil War novel "The Red Badge of Courage," which he wrote without any battle experience.

In 1896, Crane endured a highly publicized scandal after appearing as a witness in the trial of a suspected prostitute, an acquaintance named Dora Clark. Late that year he accepted an offer to travel to Cuba as a war correspondent. As he waited in Jacksonville, Florida, for passage, he met Cora Taylor, the madam of a brothel, with whom he began a lasting relationship. En route to Cuba, Crane's ship sank off the coast of Florida, leaving him and others adrift for several days in a dinghy. Crane described the ordeal in "The Open Boat". During the final years of his life, he covered conflicts in Greece and lived in England with Cora, where he befriended writers such as Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells. Plagued by financial difficulties and ill health, Crane died of tuberculosis in a Black Forest sanatorium at the age of 28.

At the time of his death, Crane was considered an important figure in American literature. After he was nearly forgotten for two decades, critics revived interest in his life and work. Crane's writing is characterized by vivid intensity, distinctive dialects, and irony. Common themes involve fear, spiritual crises and social isolation. Although recognized primarily for "The Red Badge of Courage," which has become an American classic, Crane is also known for his poetry, journalism, and short stories such as "The Open Boat", "The Blue Hotel", "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky", and "The Monster." His writing made a deep impression on 20th-century writers, most prominent among them Ernest Hemingway, and is thought to have inspired the Modernists and the Imagists.(Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1896
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 233 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is an early printing of this work on the American Civil War, in the publisher's tan cloth with stamped gilt, red, and black lettering/ornamentation.

"The Red Badge of Courage" is a war novel by American author Stephen Crane (1871–1900). Taking place during the American Civil War, the story is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle. Overcome with shame, he longs for a wound, a "red badge of courage," to counteract his cowardice. When his regiment once again faces the enemy, Henry acts as standard-bearer [Courtesy Wikipedia].
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is solidly bound in the publisher's cloth covers. There is moderate external toning and wear. The title page is printed in red and black. The pages show light to moderate age toning, concentrated in the margins.
Lot 7026

$175

Title: The Sincere Convert: Discovering the Finall Number of True Believers, and the Great Difficulty of Saving Conversion, wherein are Excellently and Plainly Opened These Choice and Divine Principles: viz. 1. That There is a God, and This God is Most Glorious. 2. That God Made Man in a Blessed Estate. 3. Man's Misery by His Fall. 4. Christ the Only Redeemer by Price. 5. That Few are Saved, and That with Difficulty. 6. That Man's Perdition is of Himself. Whereto is Now Added the Saint's Jewel, Shewing How to Apply the Promises; and the Soul's Invitation unto Jesus Christ.
Author: Thomas Shepard - Thomas Shepard (5 November 1605 - 25 August 1649) was an English, afterwards American Puritan minister and a significant figure in early colonial New England [Courtesy Wikipedia].
Publisher: Printed by E. Flesher for Robert Horn
City: London
Year: 1672
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 220 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: This is a 17th century theological and devotional book by Puritan minister Shepard.
Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather volume is protected by a clear mylar jacket. There is significant wear to the exterior. The text block is partially separated from the binding, with some loose pages. The pages show moderate to heavaing toning and scattered foxing, with light to moderate loss to the later pages ("The Soul's Invitation" showing some loss of text).
Lot 7027

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique books-on-books and literary history shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "De la litterature," "Philosophy of Shakespeare," and "Lectures on the History of Literature" (second volume only).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, edge wear, foxing, and detaching boards. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 7028

$90

Title: Scotland Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken Expressly for This Work by Messrs. T. Allom, W. H. Bartlett, and H. McCulloch
Author: William Beattie - William Beattie MD was a Scottish physician, and poet.
Publisher: George Virtue
City: London
Year: 1838
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: 200/164 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: From the preface:

The illustration of Scotland was first suggested by the very flattering reception given to its predecessor, "Switzerland Illustrated" . . . In its now complete form, the work comprises one hundred and twenty-one highly finished engravings on steel, from original drawings, chiefly by Mr. Allom and Mr. Bartlett, whose united talents are too widely known and appreciated to require further mention in this place.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to the spine. The front and rear covers have borders stamped in gold. The books show light to moderate external wear, with rubbing and light cracking concentrated at the extremities. The bindings are sound. Foxing is visible at the front and rear of the volume, and, occasionally, on the versos and margins of the tissue-guarded plates. A small amount of foxing can be seen on some pages.
Lot 7029

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique history books shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "The Classical Heritage of the Middle Ages" by Henry Osborn Taylor, "The First Hundred Years of St. Mary's Hall on the Delaware" by Helen Louise Shaw, "Don John of Austria" by Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (in two volumes), and others.

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Condition / Notes: These vintage and antique volumes show well, with some light age/wear indicators. Several volumes contain plates and/or illustrations.
Lot 7030

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique supernatural fiction shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include an author-inscribed edition of "The Call of the Island" by Charles L. Warr, "Fifty Entrhalling Stories of the Myserious East" edited by the Sheik A. Abdulla, "Strange Sea Mysteries" by Elliott O'Donnell, "A Prisoner in Fairyland" by Algernon Blackwood, and others.

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Condition / Notes: These tiels are in pleasing condition, with some light age/wear indicators. Several volumes feature frontispieces and other illustrations.
Lot 7031

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique children's literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Deserted Heroine," "Count Hamilton's Fairy Tales," and "Adventures of Forest and Shore."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, edge wear, and light foxing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 7032

$35

Title: The Black Swan
Author: Thomas Mann - Paul Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. His highly symbolic and ironic epic novels and novellas are noted for their insight into the psychology of the artist and the intellectual. His analysis and critique of the European and German soul used modernized German and Biblical stories, as well as the ideas of Goethe, Nietzsche and Schopenhauer [Courtesy Wikipedia].
Translor: Willard R. Trask
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1954
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 141 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: This is the stated first American edition of this work, with a well-preserved original dust jacket. The period work is set in 1920s Dusseldorf, Germany, in a Europe in transition after the First World War, with themes of youth, age, sexuality, and death.
Condition / Notes: This vintage first American edition is solidly bound in black cloth covers bearing a facsimile author's signature, as well as stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine. There is light shelf wear evident at the edges. The pages are clean with very mild toning.

The dust jacket is well preserved, with some toning and edge wear. The original price of $2.75 is visible at the top of the unclipped front flap.
Lot 7033

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible books on books and literary history shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "English Miracle Plays, Moralities, and Interludes" by Alfred W. Pollard (in dust jacket), "Milton's Punctuation and Changing English Usage 1582-1676" by Mindele Treip (in dust jacket), "Nuovi Studi su Matteo MAria Boiardo" by Giulio Bertoni, and others.

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Condition / Notes: These collectible titles are in pleasing condition, with some light external wear to covers and/or dust jackets. The Bertoni volume is decoratively bound in half-leather with marbled paper covers.
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