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Lot 4001

$475

Title: A New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; Comprehending All the Branches of Useful Knowledge, with Accurate Descriptions as well as of the Various Machines, Instruments, Tools, Figures, and Schemes, Necessary for Illustrating Them, as of the Classes, Kinds, Preparations, and Uses of Natural Productions, whether Animals, Vegetables, Minerals, Fossils, or Fluids; together with the Kingdoms, Provinces, Cities, Towns, and Other Remarkable Places throughout the World. Illustrated with above Three Hundred Copper-Plates, Engraved by Mr. Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty. The Whole Extracted from the Best Authors in All Languages. By a Society of Gentlemen
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: W. Owen
City: London
Year: 1763-1764
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 3506 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce revised and augmented second edition of this handsomely illustrated 18th-century reference work.

Antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Volumes have been rebacked. Books show moderate external wear, with minor loss of material visible at outside corners and mild rubbing to covers. Bindings are sound. Volumes have marbled endpapers. Handwritten inscriptions by previous owner John James Brayfield (dated 1790, 1800 and 1819) appear on blank preliminary page in first volume. Pages display occasional light foxing. Books are lavishly illustrated with full-page plates. First volume has intact fold-out chart at front of volume. Well-preserved fold-out plate with cutaway illustration of sailing ship.


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Lot 4002

$600

Title: Poems, 1886-1929
Author: Rudyard Kipling - Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), "Just So Stories" (1902) (1894), "Kim" (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If-" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age and the resulting contrasting views about him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell called him a "prophet of British imperialism." Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "He [Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited first edition signed and numbered by Rudyard Kipling. This is copy number 157 of 537. Author's signature appears on limitation page of first volume.

Antique set is bound in full Japanese vellum, with gilt-lettered spine labels and paper red ruling to front and rear covers. Stamped pictorial design in circle depicting elephant head and swastika appears on front covers. Water markings appear on spine of first volume. Varying degrees of darkening can be seen along bottom edges of front covers of all three volumes. Bindings are tight. Light foxing can be seen at front and back of volumes. Tissue guard of frontispiece facsimile of poem in first volume is heavily foxed. Pages with top gilt edges are otherwise clean and bright.

Intact dust jackets are preserved in mylar. Second volume has large closed tear to lower margin of front panel, with small tears along bottom edge. Other jackets also display small tears along edges.


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Lot 4003

$175

Title: Acts Passed at the First Session of the Fifth Congress of the United States of America : Begun and Held at the City of Philadelphia, in the State of Pennsylvania, on Monday the Fifteenth of May, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Seven, and of the Independence of the United States, the Twenty-First
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: William Ross
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1797
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 561 pages of text plus 26 pages with text of U. S. Constitution, 4 pages of table of contents and 48 pages of index.
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Among the texts contained in this compilation are:

- "an act fixing the pay of the captains and commanders of ships and vessels of war of the United States,"

- "an act respecting the distillers of geneva,"

-"an act to authorize the sale of certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio; and for giving a pre-emption to certain purchasers and settlers."

-"an act to establish the post-office of the United States"

-"an act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers"

-"articles on a treaty between the United States of America and the Cherokee Indians."
Condition / Notes: This compilation contains acts of all three sessions of the Fifth Congress

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered label to spine. Book shows significant external wear, with burn markings and loss of material visible along rear spine edge and head of spine. Covers display minor scuff marks and chipping. Faint staining can be seen on edges of text block. Binding is sound. Blank preliminary page is detached. Pages have occasional foxing.

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Lot 4004

$100

Title: Norman Rockwell: My Adventures as an Illustrator
Author: Norman Rockwell - Norman Percevel Rockwell was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine for more than four decades. Among the best-known of Rockwell's works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, Saying Grace (1951), The Problem We All Live With, and the Four Freedoms series. He is also noted for his work for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA); producing covers for their publication Boys' Life, calendars, and other illustrations., Thomas Rockwell
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1960
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 436 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this memoir, signed by both by Thomas and Norman Rockwell. Inscription on half title page reads "To John R. Whiting / SIncerely / Thomas Rockwell (The ghost) / Norman / Rockwell (the author?)."

Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with gilt lettered spine labels to spine and inset to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Contains textual illustrations and plates.

Intact pictorial dust jacket shows light shelfwear.

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Lot 4005

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the antique engraved map of New York shown in the corresponding image(s). This 1795 map by Samuel Lewis offers a number of interesting details.

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Condition / Notes: Map measures approximately 23.75" x 17.75" and shows tears at edges and along folds. Light foxing is also visible.

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Lot 4006

$110

Title: Tales of a Traveller
Author: Washington Irving - Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." in 1819. He continued to publish regularly-and almost always successfully-throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Francis Jeffrey, and Charles Dickens. As America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession, and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement.
Publisher: H. C. Carey & I. Lea
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1824
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare four-volume-in-one edition of this work.

Antique set is bound in quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show mild external wear, with chipping along spine edges. Bindings are firm. Interiors display scattered light foxing.

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Lot 4007

$35

Title: Truth Triumphant, through the Spiritual Warfare, Christian Labours, and Writings of That Able and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ. To Which Is Prefixed, an Account of His Life and Writings
Author: Robert Barclay - Robert Barclay was a Scottish Quaker, one of the most eminent writers belonging to the Religious Society of Friends and a member of the Clan Barclay. He was also governor of the East Jersey colony in North America through most of the 1680s, although he himself never resided in the colony.
Publisher: Benjamin C. Stanton
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1831
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered labels. Books show external wear, with rubbing to covers. Spine covers display chipping and narrow cracking. Bindings are firm. Darkening is visible along edges of endpapers. Previous owner's name can be seen at upper margins of title pages. Foxing can be seen throughout interiors.

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Lot 4008

$140

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.

Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.


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Lot 4009

$35

Details: There are forty-nine truly splendid antique stereopticon cards in this lot, all of which are double-sided and in color. Only a few show domestic scenes; the great majority of images are of foreign places and people.

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Condition / Notes: These stereo cards are all in like-new condition, with clear, sharp images on completely flat, uncurled cards.

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Lot 4010

$110

Title: American Slavery and Colour
Author: William Chambers
Publisher: W. & R. Chambers
City: London
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 216 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and decorarive designs to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with narrow cracking along spine edges and minor loss of material at ends of spine. Minor loss can also be seen at outside corners. Covers display discoloration. Front hinge is cracked. Pages are foxed. Illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece map of the United States.

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Lot 4011

$80

Book Details: This collection of author-signed contemporary literature includes up-and-coming writers as well as the authors of modern classics. Writers include William Styron, Alice Walker, Isaac Bashevis Singer, William Kennedy, Robert Coover, Louise Erdrich, James Thurber, Elliot Perlman, and John Berendt.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 4012

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage & antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition, second printing of Mark Twain's "A Tramp Abroad" (American Publishing Company, 1880), a limited edition of James Fenimore Cooper's "The Pilot" (Limited Editions Club, 1968, in slipcase), signed by illustrator Robert M. Quackenbush, and a compilation of "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1854, volume IX), containing several firsts of works by Herman Melville, and a compilation of texts by Rousseau published by Veillees Litteraires Illustrees.

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

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Lot 4013

$225

Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
Author: Ulysses S. Grant - Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869-1877) following his highly successful role as a war general in the second half of the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; having effectively ended the war and secession with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. As president he led the Radical Republicans in their effort to eliminate all vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery. Upset over uncontrolled violence in the South, President Grant effectively destroyed the Ku Klux Klan in 1871. President Grant believed in the protection of African American voting and civil rights. In terms of foreign policy, Grant revealed an "unexpected capacity for deliberation and consultation" that promoted the national interest. His reputation was marred by his repeated defense of corrupt appointees, and by the deep economic depression (called the "Panic of 1873") that dominated his second term. Although his Republican Party split in 1872 with reformers denouncing him, Grant was easily reelected. By 1875 the conservative white Southern opposition regained control of every state in the South and as he left the White House in March 1877 his policies were being undone. Reconstruction ended on a note of failure as the civil rights of blacks did not remain secure. President Grant, however, after the controversial Presidential election of 1876, through a series of military deployments, secured the South from secession.
A career soldier, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the Mexican-American War. When the Civil War began in 1861, Grant trained Union volunteer regiments in Illinois. In 1862, as a general he fought a series of battles and was promoted to major general after forcing the surrender of a large Confederate army and gaining control of Kentucky and most of Tennessee. He then led Union forces to victory after initial setbacks in the Battle of Shiloh, earning a reputation as an aggressive commander. In July 1863, after a long, complex campaign, Grant defeated five uncoordinated Confederate armies (capturing one of them) and seized Vicksburg. This famous victory gave the Union full control of the Mississippi River, split off the western Confederacy, and opened the way for more Union triumphs. After another win at the Battle of Chattanooga in late 1863, President Abraham Lincoln made him lieutenant general and commander of all of the Union Armies. As commanding general of the army, Grant confronted Robert E. Lee in a series of very bloody battles in 1864 known as the Overland Campaign that ended with the bottling up of Lee at Petersburg, outside the Confederate capital of Richmond. During the siege, Grant coordinated a series of devastating campaigns launched by William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip Sheridan, and George Thomas. Finally breaking through Lee's trenches, the Union Army captured Richmond in April 1865. Lee surrendered his depleted forces to Grant at Appomattox as the Confederacy collapsed. Although Lee's allies denounced Grant in the 1870s as a ruthless butcher who won by brute force, most historians have hailed his military genius.
Grant's two consecutive terms as President stabilized the nation after the American Civil War and during the turbulent Reconstruction period that followed. As president, he enforced Reconstruction by enforcing civil rights laws and fighting Ku Klux Klan violence. Grant won passage of the Fifteenth Amendment; giving constitutional protection for African-American voting rights. He used the army to build the Republican Party in the South, based on black voters, Northern newcomers ("Carpetbaggers") and native white supporters ("Scalawags.") As a result, African Americans were represented in the U.S. Congress for the first time in American history in 1870. Grant's reputation as president by 1875 was at an all-time high for his previous veto of the Inflation Bill, the passage of the Resumption of Specie Act, and Secretary Bristow's successful raids that shut down the Whiskey Ring.
Grant's foreign policy, led by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish, implemented International Arbitration, settled the Alabama Claims with Britain and avoided war with Spain over the Virginius Affair. His attempted annexation of the Dominican Republic failed. Grant's response to the Panic of 1873 gave necessary, although limited, financial relief to New York banking houses, but was ineffective in stopping the severe five year industrial depression that followed. More than any other president, Grant had to respond to Congressional investigations into financial corruption charges of all federal departments. In 1876, Grant's reputation was damaged by his White House deposition defending his personal secretary Orville Babcock, indicted in the Whiskey Ring graft trials, and his Secretary of War William W. Belknap's resignation, impeachment by the House, trial and acquittal in the Senate over receiving profit money from the Fort Sill tradership. After leaving office, Grant embarked on a two-year world tour that included many enthusiastic royal receptions. In 1880, he made an unsuccessful bid for a third presidential term. His memoirs were a critical and popular success. Historians until recently have given Grant's presidency the worst rankings; however, his reputation has significantly improved because of greater appreciation for his foreign policy and civil rights achievements, particularly: avoiding war with Britain and Spain, the Fifteenth Amendment, persecution of the Ku Klux Klan, enforcement of voting rights, and his Indian Peace Policy.





Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1885/1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. "Stars and bars" appear on spines and front cover is decorated with gilt medallion showing Grant in profile. Books display external wear, with cracking and tearing along spine edges of second volume and light soiling/rubbing to covers of both. Bindings are tight. Previous owners' names appear on preliminary pages. Pages of first volume show occasional foxing. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with full-page maps and intact fold-out facsimile in second volume is detached and laid in.

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Lot 4014

$120

Title: Zur Geschichte der Kostume: 125 Bogen, enthaltend 500 Kostumbilder aus verschiedenen Jahrhunderten
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Braun & Schneider
City: Munich
Year: circa 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 9.75" Height: 13.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in reddish brown cloth, with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to spine and edges. Hinges have been reinforced. Title page displays soiling at margins. A number of pages show water markings along bottom edges. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with large engraved color plates depicting the attire and fashion from a broad range of historical periods, including dress of the French aristocracy of the time of Louis XIV, of medieval German patricians and peasants, of the men and women of Ancient Greece, Russian boyars, people of Ceylon in traditional costume, a Turkish Pasha, of officers and soldiers of various European and non-European nations, and so forth from a great variety of social classes across the world.


Captions are in German.

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Lot 4015

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of issues of German photo magazine Photofreund shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines date from between May 20, 1927 to March 6, 1938. The majority of issues are from 1928-1929, with only six issues from the Nazi period. Each issue is profusely illustrated and contains a number of articles on amateur photography, cameras, equipment reviews, photographic technique and developments of cultural/national importance impacting the trade and art of photography.



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Condition / Notes: The magazine issues in these lots are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. All issues have their original illustrated wrappers; a small number of magazines may have detached covers. Date may be stamped on front cover.


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Lot 4016

$35

Title: The Doukhobors: Their History in Russia, Their Migration to Canada
Author: Joseph Elkinton
Publisher: Ferris & Leach, Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1903
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 336 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed and dated (6-06-1903) by the author. Author's signature appears on front flyleaf.

Antique volume is bound in maroon cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and elaborate stamped pictorial design in gilt to upper portion of front cover. Book shows extensive moisture markings to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with b&w photographs and well-preserved fold-out maps. Small printed card with author's statement requesting reader response is laid in.

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Lot 4017

$25

Title: Norske Digte
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Alb. Cammermeyers Forlag
City: Kristiania (Oslo)
Year: c. 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 13.5" Height: 16.75"
Book Details: A scarce collection of illustrated Norwegian-language verse.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth with beveled edges, bright gilt embossing and floral decoration to front cover. The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book is illustrated with engravings that show brightly.

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Lot 4018

$40

Book Details: These collectible estate books are both handsome and engrossing, with four superb, matching, illustrated novels by Charles Dickens, published by Heritage Press; a beautifully illustrated edition of Aesop's fables published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; a definitive, over-size study of "Picasso: Women;" a book about Taos, NM; and six 1930s vintage children's books about different groups of North American native peoples.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Three of the books have dust-jackets in good condition.


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Lot 4019

$35

Details: The focus of this collection of vintage 1960s posters is on designers, art galleries, and graphics characteristic of the era. Included in this lot is a poster for a show of artworks by the Italian designer Ettore Sottsass, one produced at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and a poster whose use of a polarized negative was very trendy at the time, among others.

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Condition / Notes:

These posters are generally in good, intact condition. Some posters show edge or corner wear, e.g., tack holes or tape, etc.


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Lot 4020

$30

Title: The Most of S. J. Perelman
Author: S. J. Perelman - Sidney Joseph Perelman, almost always known as S. J. Perelman, was an American humorist, author, and screenwriter. He is best known for his humorous short pieces written over many years for The New Yorker. He also wrote for several other magazines, as well as books, scripts, and screenplays.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1959
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/650 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "From his writings since 1930, S. J. P. has selected 96 pieces (many long out of print, eight never before in book form" plus two complete books." (from front flap).
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed third printing of this anthology of the work of S. P. Perelman. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Katharine Stuart / Sincerely / S. P. Perelman."

Volume is bound in quarter white cloth, with red paper-covered boards and multi-colored lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with spotting along front edge of spine. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket shows shelfwear. Foxing can be seen along flap edges.

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Lot 4021

$20

Book Details: This collection of books on literary history is particularly strong in the study of 18th century English writers, including Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, John Dryden, William Congreve, and Sir Philip Sidney. Works in and about the German language are here, including a study of Goethe. Balzac is a topic, and an Italian concordance of Dante's "Divine Comedy" is here, as as studies of that work in English.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 4022

$35

Book Details: Biographies are the prism through which American history is viewed in this collection of vintage and antique books. Notable subjects include Alexander Hamilton, Henry Ward Beecher, George Dewey, the framers of the Constitution, and John Paul Jones. The lone woman and 20th century individual is Jacqueline Cochran, the remarkable aviator who surmounted a childhood of brutal poverty to set many world records in flying, and who became the Director of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots during World War II. Her autobiography is signed.

One small, pretty book contains a biography J.M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, wrote about his mother.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 4023

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the antique volumes containing reports of The Bureau of Amerian Ethnology shown in the corresponding image(s). The two sets cover the years 1898-96 and 1900-1901. These books contain articles on, among other things, the Maya calendar systems, effigy vases from southern Arizona, bird shapes in little Colorado pottery, Awatobi burial customs, reptilian forms in Sikyatki pottery, and the calendar history of the Kiowa. Each volume is profusely illustrated with photographic plates, maps and full-page color illustrations.


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


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Lot 4024

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Hillingdon Hall or the Cockney Squire: A Tale of Country Life" (George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., n.d.), with hand-colored plates with tissue guards, and volume X of Harper's New Monthly Magazine (December 1854, to May, 1855), with fashion plates.

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

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Lot 4025

$110

Title: A History of the Fishes of Massachusetts
Author: David Humphreys Storer
Publisher: Welch & Bigelow and Dakin & Metcalf
City: Cambridge
Year: 1867
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 280 pages plus 7 pages of index and 39 plates
Width: 10" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and scuffing at edges and corners. Minor loss of material can be seen at leather-tipped corners. Binding is firm. Previous owner's inscription appears on blank preliminary page. Book is mispaginated after page 90. Pages of text display occasional smudging and light foxing. Heavier foxing is visible throughout plate section. Final plate is a fold out and shows closed tear along bottom, only slightly affecting images.

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Lot 4026

$55

Book Details: This assortment of books on nautical history and exploration contains examinations of different types of vessels, such as yachts, galleys, clipper ships, schooners, and other merchant craft; as well as works on sea battles the British Royal Navy.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 4027

$15

Title: Consenting Adults or the Duchess Will Be Furious: A Novel
Author: Peter De Vries - Peter De Vries was an American editor and novelist known for his satiric wit. He has been described by the philosopher Daniel Dennett as "probably the funniest writer on religion ever".

He joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine at the insistence of James Thurber and worked there from 1944 to 1987, writing stories and touching up cartoon captions. A prolific writer, De Vries wrote short stories, reviews, poetry, essays, a play, novellas, and twenty-three novels. Films made from De Vries's novels include "The Tunnel of Love" (1958), which also was a successful Broadway play; "How Do I Love Thee?" (1970, based on "Let Me Count the Ways"); "Pete 'n' Tillie" (1972, based on "Witch's Milk"); and "Reuben, Reuben" (1970), which also inspired a Broadway play, "Spofford." Although he enjoyed success for five decades, all his novels were out of print by the time of his death.
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1980
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 221 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this novel. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Middy and Whitney, / With a few / witty and well-chosen / words, / Love, / Peter."

Volume is bound in quarter blue cloth, with orange paper-covered boards and bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear. Jacket is preserved in mylar.

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Lot 4028

$35

Details: Entertainment is the theme of this collection of vintage posters, most of which are from the 1960s. Included are several posters for small movie production companies, one for the Spanish film maker Luis Bunuel, another featuring Georgia Evans for Brian Perrow Makeup, one advertising a jazz concert with Stan Getz, an original display card for the Broadway show "42nd Street," and another for a show by "Charlie White and the Lightcrust Doughboys."

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Condition / Notes: These posters are generally in good, intact condition. Some posters show edge or corner wear, e.g., tack holes or tape, etc.


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Lot 4029

$80

Title: Peter Arno's Parade
Author: Peter Arno - Peter Arno was a U.S. cartoonist. His cartoons were published in The New Yorker from 1925-1968.

Publisher: Horace Liveright
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this compilation of the author's caricatures, signed by Peter Arno under color frontispiece. This is copy 69 of 160.

Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with author's facsimile signature stamped on front cover. Book shows light external wear. Hinges have been reinforced. Bold inscription in ink appears on a blank preliminary page. Pages display occasional marginal smudging and/or darkening.

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Lot 4030

$100

Title: The Norman Rockwell Album
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1961
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 191 pages
Width: 11.25" Height: 14"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this collection of illustrations, signed by Norman Rockwell on half title page. Inscription reads "Greetings / sincerely / Norman / Rockwell."

Folio volume is bound in blue vinyl, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped lettering to front cover. Book is in excellent condition

Slipcase shows shelfwear, with discoloration at edges.

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Lot 4031

$60

Details: There's a certain rough charm to this collection of vintage, original artwork. Almost all of it is matted, and most of it is student work, which retains a playful spirit of naivete. Many of the items are silkscreen prints, but watercolor and other techniques are also used.

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Condition / Notes:
As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.

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Lot 4032

$55

Title: Sweet William: A Memoir of Old Horse
Author: John Hawkes - John Hawkes, born John Clendennin Talbot Burne Hawkes, Jr., was a postmodern American novelist, known for the intensity of his work, which suspended some traditional constraints of narrative fiction.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1993
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 269 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce association copy of this author-signed first printing of this work, with inscription by John Hawkes to Reynolds Price on blank preliminary reading "For Reynolds / no admirartion greater / Jack / Providence / May 22, 1994" and again on title page, inserted among words of title, "To Reynolds Price / from / John Hawkes."

Volume is in well-preserved custom leather binding with new endpapers with floral patterns. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 4033

$90

Title: The Architecture of Country Houses; including Designs for Cottages, Farm-Houses, and Villas, with Remarks on Interiors, Furniture, and the Best Modes of Warming and Ventilating
Author: A. J. Downing - Andrew Jackson Downing was an American landscape designer, horticulturalist, and writer, a prominent advocate of the Gothic Revival style in the United States, and editor of The Horticulturist magazine (1846-52). Many scholars consider Downing to be "The Father of American Landscape Architecture."
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1859
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/484 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped light green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and gilt designs to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and fading to stamped lettering and designs. Outside corners are lightly bumped. Binding is firm. Scattered light foxing can be seen on pages. Volume contains numerous plates and in-text illustrations.

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Lot 4034

$120

Title: Bibliography of American Literature
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Jacob Blanck
Publisher: Yale University Press
City: New Haven
Year: 1977/1978/1983
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 7 Complete: No
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: As Blanck explains in his preface, the Bibliography of American Literature focuses upon the work of American authors 'who, in their own time at least, were known and read'. It excludes authors who died after the end of 1930, along with historians and writers of travel books whose works are not primarily of literary interest. Persons who were primarily juvenile authors, or authors of scientific and medical works, textbooks, sermons, or other material 'not of the character of belles-lettres', are also excluded.
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in black cloth, with stamped gilt-lettered spine panels and stamped gilt lettering below panels, with publisher's logo at foot of spine. Books show mild external wear, with seventh volume displaying small tears at ends. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and bright.

Books are preserved in paper wrappers and/or transparent plastic covers.

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