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Lot 7001

$325

Title: Frank Forester's Horse and Horsemanship of the United States and British Provinces of North America
Author: Henry William Herbert
Publisher: Geo. E. Woodward, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1871
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a "revised, corrected, enlarged, and continued to 1871" edition by S. D. & B. G. Bruce.

This antique set is bound in blind-stamped pebbled green cloth, with bright gilt lettering to the spines. Pictorial designs depicting horses in in rural settings appear stamped on the spine and front cover. These books show light shelfwear. The first volume has a cracked front hinge. The binding of the second volume is firm. A previous owner's name is stamped at the top of the front flyleaf. Both volumes display faint traces of bookplate removal on the front pastedowns. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with engraved half title pages, title-page vignettes, numerous tissue-guarded steel engraved plates, textual wood engravings and a number of statistical tables. This set has a total of 26 plates.

These volumes are preserved in a gilt-lettered green cloth clamshell case
Lot 7002

$550

Title: Kreuterbuch, Künstliche Counterfeytunge der Baume, Stauden, Hecken, Kreuter, Getreyde, Gewurtze mit eigentlicher Beschreibung derselben Namen, in sechserley Sprachen, Nemlich, Griechisch, Latinisch, Italienisch, Frantzosisch, Teutsch und Hispanisch, und derselben Gestalt, naturliche Kraft und Wirkung ; sampt kunstlichem und artlichem Bericht des Destillierens ; item von furnembsten Gethieren der Erden, Vogeln, und Fischen ; dessgleichen von Metallen, Ertze, Edelgesteinen, Gummi, und gestandenen Safften
Author: Adam Lonicer - Adam Lonicer, Adam Lonitzer or Adamus Lonicerus was a German botanist, noted for his 1557 revised version of Eucharius Rosslin’s herbal.

Lonicer was born in Marburg, the son of a theologian and philologist. He studied at Marburg and the University of Mainz, and obtained his Magister degree at sixteen years of age. He became professor of Mathematics at the University of Marburg in 1553 and Doctor of Medicine in 1554, becoming the town physician in Frankfurt am Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany. His first important work on herbs, the "Krauterbuch," was published in 1557, a large part dealing with distillation. Lonicer acknowledged his sources for the book, crediting Jean Ruelle, Valerius Cordus, Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Hieronymus Braunschweig and Conrad Gessner.

Lonicer married Magdalena Egenolff, the daughter of his Frankfurt publisher, Christian Egenolff. Christian Egenolff died in 1555, and Lonicer became a director of the firm, publishing no fewer than four editions of the Kräuterbuch between 1557 and 1577. He died at Frankfurt am Main.

The genus Lonicera in the family Caprifoliaceae is named in his honour. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Christian Egenolff
City: Frankfurt am Main
Year: 1577
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 374 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 13.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio is bound in original pigskin over wooden boards.The book shows significant external wear, with tears and loss of material, including the metal clasps. The binding is detached at the front hinge. Of the 374 leaves, this copy lacks the title pages and several other pages. The text block begins on page 1, with extensive loss to the initial pages. Numerous leaves exhibit loss. This work is illustrated with hundreds of woodcut images of plants, mammals. birds, fish, reptiles, distilling apparatus, as well as two woodcuts of Adam and Eve. all with original hand-coloring. The bookplate of The Cleveland Garden Center is laid in.

This volume is housed in a modern red cloth portolio case.
Lot 7003

$600

Title: An Account of the Arctic Regions, with a history and description of the northern whale-fishery.
Author: William Scoresby, Jr.
Publisher: Printed for Archibald Constable & Co. and Hurst (Edinburgh): and Hurst, Robinson & Co. (London)
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1820
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Nineteenth century classic on whaling, geography and natural history of nother waters.

Arctic Bibliography 15610

Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound blue half-leather with marbled paper covers, stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spines. The exteriors show rubbing and scuffing, concentrated at the edges of the spine and covers. The bindings are sound.

Each volume features folding engraved frontispieces. The pages show light age toning, scattered spotting and foxing (mostly marginal). There are 22 engraved plates and maps (seven folding), four folding letterpress tables, and a contemporary manuscript inscription concerning sharks on pages 474 and 475 in volume I. There is a blindstamp to each plate, title, D1 and (g)1 in volume I and the title page, D1 and G2 in volume II, repaired tears to M5 and Ii1 in volume I.

The appendices include meteorological tables; a chronological list of voyages, 861-1819. There is also a list of plants found in Spitsbergen, Acts of Parliament regarding whaling, the dimensions of ships, and other information.
Lot 7004

$375
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour by Robert Smith Surtees - Dated 1853 by Bradbury and Evans - First EditionThis antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered red and black spine labels. The spine also has stamped gilt decorative designs depicting hunting motifs. The book shows external wear, with cracking along the front spine edge and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The text block has gilt edges. Traces of the removal of bookplate appears on the front pastedown. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing. This work is illustrated with hand-colored steel engraved plates, including a frontispiece, as well as a b&w title page vignette and in-text illustrations.
- Mr. Facey Rumford's Hounds by Robert Smith Surtees - Dated 1865 by Bradbury and Evans - First EditionThis antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered red and black spine labels. The spine also has stamped gilt decorative designs depicting hunting motifs. The book shows external wear, with cracking along the spine edges and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. Scuff mark can be seen in the upper inside corner of the rear cover. The binding is sound. The text block has gilt edges. Traces of the removal of bookplate appears on the front pastedown. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing. This work is illustrated with hand-colored steel engraved plates, including a frontispiece, as well as a b&w title page vignette and in-text illustrations.
- Handley Cross or Mr. Jorrock's Hunt - Robert Smith Surtees by Robert Smith Surtees - Dated 1854 by Bradbury and Evans - First EditionThis antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered red and black spine labels. The spine also has stamped gilt decorative designs depicting hunting motifs. The book shows external wear, with cracking along the front spine edge and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The text block has gilt edges. Traces of the removal of bookplate appears on the front pastedown. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing. This work is illustrated with hand-colored steel engraved plates, including a frontispiece, as well as a b&w title page vignette and in-text illustrations.
Lot 7005

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the antique government report on Native Americans shown in the corresponding image(s). This volume contains "The George Catlin Indian Gallery in the U.S. National Museum (Smithsonian Institution) with Memoir and Statistics [bound within the Annual Report of the Regents of the Smithsonian Institution ... to July, 1885. Part II]," published by Government Printing Office in 1886 and edited by Thomas Donaldson. This work offers the definitive description of Catlin's Indian Gallery at the Smithsonian and provides 144 plates and maps, including five well-preserved fold-out maps.

This annual report of the Smithsonian includes a history of the George Catlin Indian Gallery, a full annotated catalogue of Catlin's Indian portraits and other related paintings, with much information relative to the Native Americans he visited to 1886. Also included is an itinerary of his travels, a memoir (illustrated with photogravure portraits, testimonials, a bibliography, and statistical information.

Howes C241 and D416

George Catlin (July 26, 1796 – December 23, 1872) was an American painter, author, and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Traveling to the American West five times during the 1830s, Catlin was the first white man to depict Plains Indians in their native territory.


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Condition / Notes: This thick antique volume, measuring approximately 6.5" x 9.5", is bound in publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine.The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers and minor fraying at the top/bottom of the spine, as well as at the outside corners. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and bright.
Lot 7006

$325

Details: This lot consists of the artist-signed two-color lithograph shown in the following image(s).

The dimensions of this piece are approximately 20" x 15". The top edges are smooth and the side edges ragged. The central image in black and white displays a night scene of four urchins and two cats in a rundown urban landscape. At the left, two feet protrude from a cardboard box decorated with stars. Behind the figures are a rickety fence and a curtain suspended from ropes. In the background, a sad-faced moon gazes down, accompanied by Sendak's typical stylized stars. The border measures approximately 3" at the top and bottom and 5" at the sides, and is filled with figures of children, scruffy cherubs, kittens, and stars. The artist's signature appears at the lower right, and the limitation number "81/200" and a 1/2" embossed chop appear at the lower left. A certificate of authenticity from Corridor Press, signed by both Maurice Sendak and the printer Timothy P. Sheesley, accompanies the artwork.

This piece is Sendak's only drawn-on-stone lithograph. It was intended for a deluxe edition of "We Are All in the Dumps With Jack and Guy," (New York: Harper Collins, 1993), but the project was shelved. In 1999, Battledore Ltd. received permission to print 200 copies on Rives Arches paper. Following this, all proofs, impressions, and the grey printing plate were destroyed, and the stone has been permanently archived at the Rosenbach Library and Museum for educational purposes, but never again for printing.

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Condition / Notes: This piece is in pristine condition.
Lot 7007

$150

Title: The Sword of Conan: The Hyborean Age
Author: Robert E. Howard - Robert Ervin Howard was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre.

Howard was born and raised in the state of Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. Thereafter, until his death by suicide at age 30, Howard's writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he had become successful in several genres. Although a Conan novel was nearly published in 1934, his stories never appeared in book form during his lifetime. The main outlet for his stories was the pulp magazine Weird Tales.

In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian, a character whose cultural impact has been compared to such icons as Batman, Count Dracula, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, and Tarzan. With Conan and his other heroes, Howard created the genre now known as sword and sorcery, spawning many imitators and giving him a large influence in the fantasy field. Howard remains a highly read author, with his best works still reprinted.

Howard’s suicide and the circumstances surrounding it have led to speculation about his mental health. His mother had been ill with tuberculosis his entire life, and upon learning she had entered a coma from which she was not expected to wake, he walked out to his car and shot himself in the head. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Gnome Press, Inc., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 251 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "In story of Conan is a fabulous adventure of the most famous barbarian-warrior in fiction. His life is a blaze of excitement in the colorful kingdoms of prehistoric legend. In the tumultuous Hyborean Age it was he -- with his mighty deeds -- who most shaped the course of history." (Opening paragraph of the text of the front flap text)
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in dark burgundy cloth, with black lettering to the spine and front cover. The book is in excellent condition. This book has map endpapers.

The dust jacket, with $2.75 on the front flap, shows light shelfwear. The jacket design is by David Kyle.
Lot 7008

$250

Details: This lot consists of the antique Civil War appointment documents & ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of four documents belonged to John P. Brothers, Commissary Sergeant in the 134th New York State Volunteers in the Union Army.

Included are two official appointment documents promoting Brothers to Second (1864) and First Lieutenant (1865). Both documents feature red wax seals and are signed by R. Fenton and Assistant Adjutant-General J. B. Stonehouse. An earlier document from 1863 appointing Brothers Commander Sergeant lacks the wax seal and is signed by . Also included is Brothers's official discharge from the regiment, June 10th, 1865.

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Condition / Notes: These antique original Civil War documents are well-preserved, with expected age toning and light moisture marking and creasing. Ink remains bold, and the red wax seals are remarkably well-preserved.
Lot 7009

$110

Details: This lot consists of the Cultural Revolution poster shown in the corresponding image(s).

This lot is a revolutionary poster with dimensions of approximately 30 1/4" by 21 3/4". The image displays a crowd of young people gazing upward with smiling expectant faces. One wears a fez, one is a member of the People's Liberation Army, and the most prominent figure has a fist raised in front of his body in a pose of triumphant enthusiasm. Some carry a white revolutionary text with small red characters. On a red background centered at the top appears the slogan "United, we achieve greater victory." Beneath this, also centered, presumably appears the same slogan in Tibetan, Mongolian, Korean, and Western transliterations of the languages of two other large minority ethic groups within China. In text at the bottom of the poster, the slogan again appears in Pinyin, the Romanization system favored by the Maoist regime. The mood of the piece is high idealism.

The "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution" was an upheaval unique in world history. Instigated by Mao Zedong in 1967 to revive what he perceived as flagging revolutionary ardor, it caused one of the world's oldest cultures to turn violently against its own heritage. High-ranking Communist Party officials, intellectuals, and those suspected of sympathy with the West were demonized, many being sent to the countryside for "re-education," and many being executed. Some opportunistic political leaders and ordinary citizens exploited the chaotic environment to settle personal scores. The worst excesses ceased by 1972, but the movement continued in reduced form until 1976.

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Condition / Notes: The dimensions of the actual image in this poster are approximately 27 1/2" x 20". The off-white characters in the Chinese text at the top of the image are 1" high, and the characters in other languages are 3/4" to 1/2" high. The Pinyin characters at the bottom are in red and measure 1/2" high. The image is surrounded by a white border measuring 3/8" at the top and bottom and 1 3/8" at both sides. Within the right border, minuscule vertical blue text conveys information about the publisher, the Shanghai People's Publishing Press, and the date of printing, August 1975. The poster is on thin stock, and indentations at thirds along the length indicate previous folding. There is some light foxing and small crumpling, concentrated at the edges, and a few minor blemishes.
Lot 7010

$1400

Title: Spenser's Faerie Queene
Author: Edmund Spenser - Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for "The Faerie Queene," an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of nascent Modern English verse, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.
Editor: Thomas James Wise - Thomas James Wise was a bibliophile who collected the Ashley Library, now housed by the British Library, and later became known for the literary forgeries and stolen documents that were resold or authenticated by him.
Publisher: George Allen
City: London
Year: 1895-1897
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: "The Faerie Queene" is an incomplete English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. The first half was published in 1590, and a second installment was published in 1596. "The Faerie Queene" is notable for its form: it is one of the longest poems in the English language and the origin of a verse form that came to be known as Spenserian stanza. It is an allegorical work, and can be read (as Spenser presumably intended) on several levels of allegory, including as praise of Queen Elizabeth I. In a completely allegorical context, the poem follows several knights in an examination of several virtues. In Spenser's "Letter of the Authors," he states that the entire epic poem is "cloudily enwrapped in allegorical devices," and that the aim of publishing The Faerie Queene was to “fashion a gentleman or noble person in virtuous and gentle discipline.”

The Faerie Queene found such favor with Elizabeth I that Spenser was granted a pension for life amounting to £50 a year, though there is no evidence that Elizabeth I read any of the poem. This royal patronage helped the poem along to such a level of success that it became Spenser's defining work. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is one of one thousand copies, printed on handmade paper, for England and America. "The basis of the text ... is the quarto of 1590, for books I-III; and the quarto of 1596, for books IV-VI."
Vol. 1 contains (prefixed to Book I): Stanza by Mr. Walter Crane, on completing the work of illustration. Certificate of issue. Author's dedications. Editor's preface, including, inter alia, (i) The author's seventeen complimentary sonnets. (ii) The five cancelled stanzas from Book III., canto XII. (iii) The seven sets of commendatory verses addressed to the author. (iv) Spenser's letter to Sir Walter Raleigh, "expounding the intention of the work". (v) Letter from "Hobbynol" (Gabriel Harvey) to Edmund Spenser. (vi) Spenser's statement, circa 1584, of his aim and object in the conception and elaboration of the Faerie queene. Chronology of Edmund Spenser.

This antique set is bound in white cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spines. The front covers have a bright pictorial design in gold, offering a depiction of a woman with a lion, with stamped red lettering within the borders of the image and to one side and below. The rear cover has a stamped red insignia. The covers show light soiling and smudging. The bindings are firm. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with plates and textual illustrations by English artist and book illustrator Walter Crane 15 August 1845 – 14 March 1915).

The first volume has a double illustrated title page, dated 1897; each book has special t.p., dated 1894-96, respectively those of books II-VI forming special title-pages to v. 2-6.
Lot 7011

$20

Title: La Pucelle, poeme en vingt et un chants, avec les notes, suivie de Corisandre de Voltaire
Author: Voltaire - François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate, despite strict censorship laws with harsh penalties for those who broke them.As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.
Publisher: Chez Victor Masson, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1836
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 299 pages plus one page of table of contents
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This small-format half leather volume has raised bands, a gilt-lettered spine label and marbled sides. This ex-library book shows external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to the covers. Edgewear is apparent, with minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. A tape label can be seen at the bottom of the spine. The binding is sound. The antique bookplate of Charles E. Putnam is attached to the front pastedown, with a period gift inscription on the front flyleaf. The preliminary pages, including the title page, exhibit faint tide markings. The pages are lightly foxed.
Lot 7012

$90

Title: Select Views of London and Its Environs; containing A Collection of Highly-Finished Engravings, from Original Paintings and Drawings, accompanied by Copious Letter-Press Descriptions of Such Objects in the Metropolis and the surrounding Country as are most remarkable for Antiquity, Architectural Grandeur, or Picturesque Beauty.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Published by Vernor and Hood / J. Storer and J. Greig
City: London
Year: 1804
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown leather with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine. The front board is mostly detached and the rear hinge is cracked. Rubbing, scuffing, chipping, and fading are present to the exterior.

The text block is solid with some preliminaries detached with the front board. The pages show age toning and scattered spotting. This work includes 60 plates on 57 leaves, as stated in the List of Plates.
Lot 7013

$120

Title: The Works of Thomas Hood: Comic and Serious, in Prose and Verse, with All the Original Illustrations
Author: Thomas Hood - Thomas Hood was an English poet, author and humourist, best known for poems such as "The Bridge of Sighs" and "The Song of the Shirt." Hood wrote regularly for The London Magazine, the Athenaeum, and Punch. He later published a magazine largely consisting of his own works. Hood, never robust, lapsed into invalidism by the age of 41 and died at the age of 45. William Michael Rossetti in 1903 called him "the finest English poet" between the generations of Shelley and Tennyson. Hood was the father of playwright and humourist Tom Hood (1835–1874). (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Editor: Frances Freeling Broderip - Frances Freeling Broderip (nee Hood) was an English children's writer., Tom Hood - Tom Hood was an English humorist and playwright, and son of the poet and author Thomas Hood. A prolific author, in 1865 he was appointed editor of the magazine Fun. He founded Tom Hood's Comic Annual in 1867. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: E. Moxon, Son, & Co.
City: London
Year: 1869-1873
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in half green leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering & ruling to the spines. The books show moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to covers, occasional scuffing at the edges and minor loss of material at the outside corners of the boards. The bindings are firm. These volumes are adorned with marbled edges and endpapers. The antique bookplate of Joel Cheney Wells appears on each front pastedown.The pages display light foxing. The first volume offers a frontispiece portrait of the author. This work is profusely illustrated with textual illustrations.
Lot 7014

$175

Title: The Hop Farmer; Or, a Complete Account of Hop Culture, Embracing Its History, Laws & Uses; A Theoretical and Practical Inquiry into an Improved Method of Culture, Founded on Scientific Principles. To Which Are Added, Several Useful Tables & Calculations, Necessary and Serviceable to the Growers, Factors, Speculators, and Consumers of Hops
Author: Edward Jarman Lance
Publisher: Published and Sold by Messrs. James Ridgway and Sons, Agricultural Booksellers
City: London
Year: 1838
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/212 plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in publisher's green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. The binding is sound. The antique bookplate of The Cleveland Garden Center appears on the front pastedown. Some light foxing is visible on the title page and the final pages. A well-preserved hand-colored fold-out map entitled "Geological Map of the South East Part of England for the "Golden Farmer" appears at page vi.
Lot 7015

$225

Details: This lot consists of the antique estate documents of Nehemiah and William Jones shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of documents from the 1700s through the early 1900s comes from the estate of Central New York's Jones family, particularly Nehemiah and William. Included are handwritten receipts of payment from Joseph Ogden, correspondence concerning family power of attorney, account statements, and a typed letter on Hugh R. Jones Company stationary. Also included is a 1795 last will and testament for one Joseph Cafsin.

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Condition / Notes: These antique documents show signs of age including edge wear, toning, creasing, small losses, and moisture marking. Ink remains bold and legible.
Lot 7016

$100

Title: The Badianus Mauscript (Codex Barberini, Latin 241) Vatican Library. An Aztec Herbal of 1552. Introduction, translation, and annotations by Emily Walcott Emmart. Foreward by Henry E. Sigerist.
Author: Emily Walcott Emmart
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press
City: Baltimore
Year: 1940
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv / 341 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: The first published facsimile of the earliest American medical codex.

A beautifully illustrated Aztec herbal from a manuscript discovered in 1931 in the Vatican which hold ""a unique place in the medical history of not only Mexico but of North America" as no earlier manuscript on the subject is known to exist."
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in tan cloth covers. The front cover and spine are adorned with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation. This book shows light rubbing to the corners and spine edges. The binding is sound.

The endpapers show some darkening. There are signs of a removed bookplate on the front pastedown. The pages are clean with mild age toning. Numerous black-and-white and color plates are included.
Lot 7017

$120

Title: The Cabinet of Quadrupeds; Consiting of Highly-Finished Engravings, by James Tookey; From Drawings, by Julius Ibbetson; With Historical and Scientific Descriptions
Author: John Church
Publisher: Uncredited
City: London
Year: 1805
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11" Height: 13.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: The full work contains 83 plates. Most of the more interesting plates are present in this part, including: the kangaroo, the hippopotamus, the lion, the mastiff, the zebra, the greyhound, the giraffe, the Arabian horse, the camel, and the tiger

Nissen BBI 886


This antique quarter-leather volume has detached boards. The spine has raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Loss is visible to the lower outside quadrants of the front cover and rear cover, at the top/bottom of the spine, and at the corners of the boards. The armorial bookplate of George Cobb can be seen on the front pastedown. The text block is intact. The pages display faint offsetting from the plates and are otherwise generally clean and without markings, with only occasional spotting. The engraved plates may show foxing on the margins and versos. Numerous small black spots are visible on the verso of the first plate
Lot 7018

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the world, US, and New York State history shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include "Professional Thieves and the Detective" and "Man-Hunting in the Jungle."

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Condition / Notes: The volumes in this lot may display signs of age/wear including chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 7019

$100

Details: This lot consists of the antique estate prints, ephemera, and collectibles shown in the corresponding images.

Materials relating to the stage and screen include scripts for "Patsy" and "Much Too Sudden", a "The Cohens and Kellys" novelization of the play "Two Blocks Away", a publicity photograph, and Souvenir books for productions by D. W. Griffith.

Other items include a metal edged wooden ruler. chromolithograph Naval prints, and antique pressed botanical specimens.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications such as toning or edge wear.
Lot 7020

$175

Title: The Small Fruits of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick - Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick was an American botanist and horticulturist who specialized in spermatophytes. His main interest was cultivated fruit trees and he published a number of volumes dealing with such fruits as cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 10" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This is the seventh title in the series Fruits of New York. There are nearly 100 vividly detailed color plates of a wide variety of the small fruits detailed in the volume, including bramble fruits, bush fruits, and strawberries.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. This book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to the covers and a small dent at the fore edge of the front board. The binding is firm. The endpapers display light foxing. The pages of text are largely clean and without markings, with only a small amount of faint spotting to a small number of plates. This work has a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of C. M. Hovey. The color plates are bright.
Lot 7021

$120

Title: The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Newly Edited by Roger Ingpen and Walter E. Peck in Ten Volumes
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley - Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Considered too radical in his poetry and his political and social views to achieve fame during his lifetime, recognition of his significance grew steadily following his death. Percy Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of "Frankenstein."
Editor: Roger Ingpen, Walter E. Peck
Publisher: Gordian Press
City: New York
Year: 1965
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This vintage set is bound in red cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spines. The exteriors show light shelf wear, with mild rubbing and scuffing visible on the covers. The bindings are solid. The pages are clean and bright.
Lot 7022

$250

Details: This lot includes the antique copper engraved map shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled "Pas kaart van de Zee kusten van Guiana tusschen Cabo Noord en Rio Amano," this work by Johannes van Keulen (1654-1715) has full contemporary hand-coloring, heightened with gold. It originated in Amsterdam in 1687. The illustration framing the title offers a representation of indigenous peoples and animal life.

A very fine copy of this excellent and very early chart of French Guiana.

This beautifully-finished map was published by innovative Dutch cartographer and publisher ,Johannes van Keulen, in the 1687 second edition of the third volume his Sea-Atlas [or Zee-Fakkel]. The chart concentrates on Cayenne (now the capital of French Guiana) and coast to the north-west almost to the border with Surinam and south-east to the border with Brazil and beyond to the Rio Arowary, close to the mouth of the Amazon. There are two insets: one a close-up of the island of Cayenne, and the second of the French fort of the same name. The French made a number of abortive attempts to colonise the region, in 1604 and 1643, and it was not until 1664, when France finally succeeded at establishing a permanent settlement at Cayenne. As with most parts of the region, the area changed hands a number of times, between the French, Dutch and English, before being finally restored to France.

Cf. Koeman IV, Keu109B


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Condition / Notes: This well-preserved map, measuring approximately 24.75" x 21", has a vertical fold at its center. The window mat measures approximately 30.5" x 28.5".
Lot 7023

$10

Title: The Age of Innocence
Author: Edith Wharton - Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1920
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 364 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "The Age of Innocence" is Edith Wharton's twelfth novel, initially serialized in four parts in the Pictorial Review magazine in 1920, and later released by D. Appleton and Company as a book in New York and in London. It won the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making Wharton the first woman to win the prize. The story is set in upper-class New York City in the 1870s, during the so-called Gilded Age.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early printing of the first edition of this novel.

This antique volume is bound in red cloth, with black lettering to the front cover and spine. This book shows external wear, with sunning to the spine, light soiling to the covers, and minor tears at the top and bottom of the gutters. The back cover is lightly scratched. The binding is beginning to crack at the title page. The edges of the text block display foxing. A moisture marking appears to the upper outside corner of the front pastedown and continues to lighten through page 10. The pages show occasional light foxing, heavier on the initial and final pages, including the title page.
Lot 7024

$30

Title: Literary Leisure, or the Recreations of Solomon Saunter, Esq.
Author: Solomon Saunter
Publisher: Printed for William Miller
City: London
Year: 1802
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details: "An entertaining periodical," a weekly, whose first number appeared 26 September 1799 and whose sixtieth, and final number 18 December 1800 (Lowndes, "Bibliographer’s Manual"). The complete sixty numbers collected here comprise a mixture of literary essays and short fiction with a scattering of verse meant for the drawing room or shady summer garden. The reviewer in The Monthly Magazine (Vol. XIV, 1803) rides a metaphor about as far as one will go, saying, "Mr. Saunter has set before his guests a great variety of dishes, sweet, savoury, and simple: many of them are extremely well cooked, and served up with considerable taste: besides these... Mr. Saunter has accommodated some old English appetites, with a few solid joints of great excellence- plain, roast, and boiled."
Condition / Notes: This is a very scarce first edition of this literary work, attributed to Hewson Clarke (cf. Hope. Cat. of early newspapers, p. 128).

This antique rebacked set is bound in full leather, with stamped gilt ornamentation to the spines and gilt borders to the front and rear covers. The titles are faded and worn. A remnant of a gilt-lettered black leather spine label appears in the lower half of the first volume. The covers display mild rubbing and scuffing at the edges. Minor loss of material is visible at the outside corners of the boards. The bindings are firm. These volumes have speckled edges and marbled endpapers. Traces of the removal of bookplates can be seen on the front pastedowns. The pages display occasional light foxing, with heavier foxing on several of the final pages in the first volume.
Lot 7025

$50

Details: This lot includes the antique copper-engraved map shown in the corresponding image(s). The work of John Arrowsmith (1790-1873), its title is "Eastern Frontier of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, (and Part of Kafirland) from Algoa Bay to the Great Kei River." The caption underneath title indicates this work was "chiefly from M.S. Surveys & Sketches communicated by Lt. Col. Mitchell late Survr. Genl. of the Colony and Captn. Wm. F. Drummond Jervois Royl. Engrs." Caption in the bottom margin reads "London, Pubd. 4th June 1851 by J. Arrowsmith 10 Soho Square." This map, printed on wove wove paper, has it original outline color.

A beautiful map of the eastern coast of South Africa, by the celebrated English mapmaker, John Arrowsmith.

John Arrowsmith was the nephew of Aaron Arrowsmith, the founder of the great British cartographical firm. It was John who energetically continued the company's forward position in the world of new geography and maintained the firm's reputation for handsome, elegant maps. John first came to London in 1810 and immediately joined his uncle's cartographic firm. His first publication was his celebrated London Atlas, which became one of the most admired atlases of the period. In the tradition of the great Dutch mapmakers, Arrowsmith republished his London Atlas in three editions, each with added improvements and corrections. His maps of Texas and Australia are amongst the most important of his publications and record some of the earliest delineations of those regions. He was one of the founders of the Royal Geographical Society and served on the council until he retired. In 1863 he received the patron's gold medal for his contribution to geographic sciences.

This elegant map of South Africa is a wonderful example of Arrowsmith's meticulous style and remains one of the finest nineteenth century maps of the area. This is a fantastic early map of South Africa's eastern coast, stretching from Port Elizabeth to the mouth of the Great Kei River. In the lower right corner is an inset map of the whole country, showing the county divisions and the principal towns. There are a wealth of topographical detail as well as geographical comments and tribe locations.

Dictionary of National Biography.


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Condition / Notes: This map, measuring approximately 27" x 22", shows light soiling, with age toning and very small moisture markings at the edges. A vertical fold appears through the center. The colors remain quite bright. The map is preserved in a window mat measuring approximately 32.25" x 28.25".
Lot 7026

$50

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

Highlights of this lot include "The Plays of J. M. Barrie, two bound compilations of Scribner's Magazine (January to June 1898 and July to December 1899) and four volumes (bound as two) of "The Life and Works of Washington Irving."

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes show well, with some light external wear including chipping, fading, and mild soiling.
Lot 7027

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible estate books shown in the corresponding images.

Notable titles include "The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics," "Looking at the Indian Art of the Northwest Coast" by Hilary Stewart, "India Love Poems" by Tambimuttu (in decorative slipcase), "The American Shakers and Their Furniture" by John G. Shea (in original dust jacket), and "Pennsylvania Beautiful" by Wallace Nutting (in original dust jacket).

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with many vivid illustrations and dust jackets in pleasing condition. Signs of age/wear include chipping, fading, and light soiling.
Lot 7028

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique and vintage history of Syracuse volumes shown in the corresponding image(s).

Titles include "Journal of the Board of Supervisors, 1902," and "Syracuse Common Council, 1920."

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Condition / Notes: The volumes in this lot may display signs of age/wear such as chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities. Black and white photographs are present.
Lot 7029

$120

Title: The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel - Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.
Geisel published 46 children's books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat," "The Lorax," "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish," "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins," "Fox in Socks," "The King's Stilts," "Hop on Pop," "Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose," "Horton Hatches the Egg," "Horton Hears a Who!," and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!". His works have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical and four television series. He won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 for "Horton Hatches the Egg" and again in 1961 for "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street." Geisel also worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Flit and Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for PM, a New York City newspaper. During World War II, he worked in an animation department of the United States Army, where he wrote "Design for Death," a film that later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
He was a perfectionist in his work and would sometimes spend up to a year on a book. It was not uncommon for him to throw out 95% of his material until he settled on a theme for his book. For a writer he was unusual in that he preferred to be paid only after he finished his work rather than in advance.
Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

Publisher: The Vanguard Press
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 47 unnumbered pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: At first, Bartholomew Cubbins had just one hat, but when the King ordered him to take it off, he found that he could not--each time there was another on his head.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing, with the illustration on the front endpaper progressing from large hats to small hats, and the rear endpaper from small hats to large hats. On later printings the progression was reversed.

This antique volume is bound in black paper-covered boards and red cloth spine. The front cover has white lettering and a drawing depicting a red hat with a white feather. The book shows external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. The outside corners display minor loss of material. A 1938 gift inscription appears on the front flyleaf. The pages are largely are clean and without markings. This work offers numerous in-text and full-page illustrations.
Lot 7030

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage science fiction and pulp books shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of small-format paperbacks includes several Ace Double Novels, "Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings" by William Ready, the 1978 Star Wars novel "Splinter of the Mind's Eye" by Alan Dean Foster, and early titles by Robert Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, and Isaac Asimov. Other titles include "The Left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. Leguin, "Those Idiots from Earth" by Richard Wilson, , and "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley.

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Condition / Notes: These vintage paperbacks are in pleasing condition, with some signs of age including yellowing and toning to pages and some fading to covers. These titles feature sound bindings and intact covers.
Lot 7031

$25

Title: Railway Equipment Primer
Author: Bruce V. Crandall
Publisher: Chicago Railway Equipment Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 13 unnumbered pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in gray paper-covered boards and a red cloth backstrip. The front cover has illustrations depicting locomotives, the rear cover shows brake beams. This book displays external wear, with light soiling to the covers, and minor loss to the cloth spine. Minor loss is visible at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The pages exhibit (light) soiling and pencil markings, with numeration in pencil at the bottom of each page. This work has a number of textual illustrations, two of which offer an image of a train wreck. An alphabet appears immediately the copyright page.
Lot 7032

$200

Title: Constantinople
Author: Edmondo de Amicis - Edmondo De Amicis was an Italian novelist, journalist, poet and short-story writer. His best-known book is "Cuore," a children's novel translated into English as "Heart."
Publisher: Henry T. Coates & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated second edition, translated from the fifteenth Italian edition by Maria Hornor Lansdale.

This handsome set is bound red cloth, with elaborate ornamental designs in gold to the spines and front covers. The books, with gilt top edges, are in excellent condition. The name of a previous owner appears at the top margin of each front flyleaf. This work contains numerous plates with captioned tissue guards. A well-preserved color map of Constantinople (Istanbul) appears at the rear of the second volume. These books are preserved in their original cloth jackets. These jackets exhibit light soiling.
Lot 7033

$55

Title: The Field Book of Manures; Or, the American Muck Book; Treating of the Nature, Properties, Sources, History, and Operations of All the Principal Fertilisers and Manures in Common Use, with Specific Directions for Their Preparation, Presevation, and Application to the Soil and to Crops; As Combined with the Leading Principles of Practical and Scientific Agriculture; Drawn from Authentic Sources, Actual Experience, and Personal Observation
Author: Daniel Jay Browne
Publisher: A. O. Moore, Agricultural Book Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1858
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 4 preliminary leaves, vii-xii, [5]-422 pages plus 12 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to the covers. The binding is sound. The text block has marbled edges. The endpapers display foxing. An antique bookplate appears on the front pastedown (with loss of material at the bottom edge). Light foxing is visible on the title page and other preliminaries. The pages of text are clean and without markings. This work contains a number of textual illustrations.
Lot 7034

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the Western and Middle Eastern philosophy shown in the corresponding image(s).

Titles include "An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines," "The Bezels of Wisdom," and "The Hundred Letters."

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Condition / Notes: The volumes in this lot may display signs of age/wear including chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 7035

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the 19th-century magazine compilation shown in the corresponding image(s). This is volume V of The Cultivator, "A Monthly Publication Designed to Improve the Soil and the Mind," containing issues from March, 1838 to February, 1839 of this periodical published in Albany, New York, and edited by J. Buel. A "Supplement to the New England Farmer, and Gardener;s Journal" for January 2, 1839 is tipped in at the front of the volume. Following the index, and preceding the first dated issue, are irregularly bound pages of The Cultivator, numbered 213 to 220 (out of sequence), without an initial page or date. The Cultivator contains articles, reports and advertisements relating to a broad range of agricultural subjects. A number of this pieces have textual illustrations.A three-page "Cultivator Advertising Sheet" appears at the front of the volume, together with a list of contributors and a calendar for 1839. The contributions to this periodical appear in triple columns. It should be noted that the supplement is well illustrated, offering images of ploughs, tools, pumps, and various types of machinery.

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume, measuring approximately 10" x 13.75", is bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners. The spine has gilt-lettered red and black leather labels and ruling stamped in gold. The book shows external wear, with rubbing to the covers. The binding is sound. The edges of the text block are marbled. A previous owner's annotation appears on the front flyleaf. The endpapers display spotting and light soiling. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing.
Lot 7036

$40

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

Volumes include "Sacramental Meditations And Advices; Grounded Upon Scripture Texts; Proper For Communicants,..." by John Willison (D. Hogan, 1816)."The Christian Year" has engraved frontispiece. "The History of Palestine, From The Patriarchal Age To The Present Time;" contains in text illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications.
Lot 7037

$90

Title: A History of the Texas Railroads and of Transportation Conditions under Spain and Mexico and The Republic and The State
Author: S. G. Reed
Publisher: The St. Clair Publishing Co.
City: Houston, Texas
Year: 1941
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x / 822 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: A detailed, enthusiastic account of transportation and especially railroads in Texas from the days of Spanish rule into the 20th century.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce second edition of this work. This vintage volume is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine and front cover. There is some light external rubbing and soiling to the covers and corners. The bindings are sound.

There is light institutional notation in pencil in the corner of the rear endpaper. The pages are clean and bright.
Lot 7038

$110

Details: This lot includes the antique engraved map shown in the corresponding image(s). This work of 18th-century cartography is entitled "Agri Parisiensis Tabula particularis, qua maxima Pars Insulæ Franciae..." and was published by Johann Baptist Homann in Nuremberg, circa 1725. This is a copper-engraved map, with full original color. A German-language caption at the top reads "Particulir Carte des Landes und der Schon Weltberuhmte Gegend umb (sic) Paris so da ist der grosste Theil des Gouvernem. des Insul von Frankreich accurat verzeichnet von F. Viuier und verlegt durch IBH." A symbol chart appears in the upper left corner and distance scales in the upper right.

This is a very fine map of the Paris region by one of the period's greatest mapmakers.

This handsome early 18th-century map of the region around Paris is remarkably well detailed to the point of showing the layout of the gardens at Versailles and at Chantilly. It was published by J. B. Homann, one of the leading mapmakers of his time, a man who succeeded in becoming both geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor and a member of the Prussian Royal Academy of Science.

The cartouche is simple and elegant with the fleur-de-lys beneath a crown and a banner with the title supported by cherubs. The map extends from Chantilly in the north to Fontainebleu in the southeast.

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Condition / Notes: This map, measuring approximately 20.25" x 23.75", has a re-backed top margin and base of centerfold. The map displays marginal inkstains and light soiling. It is preserved in a window mat measuring 25.75" x 30".
Lot 7039

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique geography volumes shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of geography textbooks from the 19th century includes "Introduction to Monteith's Manual of Geography" (1874), "Cornell's Grammar School Geography" (1878), "An Improved System of Geography" by Francis McNally (1862), and "Mitchell's New Intermediate Geography" (1891).

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Condition / Notes: These antique geography texts show age/wear indications such as chipping, fading, and soiling to covers and pages. Some boards are detached. Numerous textual illustrations are present.
Lot 7040

$475

Title: Journals of Congress, and of the United States in Congress Assembled, for the Year 1781. Volume VII
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Printed by John Patterson
City: New York
Year: 1787
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 48, [10], 49-522, [20], lxxix, [1] pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: This is a scarce New York issue of the Journals of the Continental Congress, covering the period from January 1781 to November 1782, including a printing of the Articles of Confederation.

A close reprint of the Claypoole edition of 1782 (Evans 17392), this first New York printing corrected an error in the index and includes a 4-pp. "Rules for Conducting Business in the United States in Congress Assembled," and a 13-pp. report on the Treasury.

Evans 20773 (variant issue with title page dated)


Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in its original paper-backed blue sugar paper covered boards. The book shows external wear, with chipping and minor loss to the spine cover. The covers display very light soiling. The binding is sound. The edges of the text block are uncut. An inked stamp and notations in pencil and ink can be seen on the verso of the title page. The pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. This volume has been collated and is complete in 532 pages. It is numerated to 522, but there are 10 unnumbered pages between pages numerated 48 and 49.
Lot 7041

$55

Title: The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillana. Newly Translated from the French of A. R. Lesage. Embellished with One Hundred Copper-Plates
Author: Alain-Rene Lesage - Alain-Rene Lesage was a French novelist and playwright. Lesage is best known for his comic novel "The Devil upon Two Sticks" (1707, "Le diable boiteux"), his comedy "Turcaret" (1709), and his picaresque novel "Gil Blas" (1715–1735).
Translor: Martin Smart
Publisher: Printed for Richard Phillips
City: London
Year: 1807
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This is a translation of "L'histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane," a picaresque novel by Alain-Rene Lesage, first published between 1715 and 1735.
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered black spine labels and elaborate ornamental decoration in gold to the spines.The front and rear covers have gilt borders. The books show external wear, with mild rubbing and light soiling to the covers. A stain can be seen in the upper inside corner of the rear cover. The bindings are firm. Traces of bookplate removal are visible on the front pastedowns. The volumes have marbled edges and endpapers. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. The work is profusely illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author in the first volume and numerous plates.
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