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Lot 4167

$25

Title: Pre-Classic Dance Forms
Author: Louis Horst - Louis Horst was an American choreographer, composer, and pianist. He helped to define the principles of modern dance choreographic technique, most notably the matching of choreography to pre-existing musical structure and the use of contemporary music for dance scores.
Publisher: The Dance Observer
City: New York
Year: 1940
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/170 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work. Author's signature and date of Feb. 6, 1950 appear boldly written on front flyleaf.

Volume is bound in brownish yellow cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Contains numerous full-page illustrations.

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Lot 4168

$90

Details: Vintage transportation is the main subject of this collection. The Datsun poster is printed on Mylar, and the railroad poster appears to be an unfolded English brochure, with many photos of classic locomotives.

Other items included in this lot are a good reproduction of the first (1886) edition of "The Sporting News," with articles about baseball (the "White Stockings"), bicycling, and wrestling, among others; and two posters published in 1960 by the Baldwin Piano Company about the development of that instrument.

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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 4169

$30

Title: The Refugee
Author: Herman Melville - Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel "Moby-Dick" and the posthumous novella "Billy Budd." His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, "Typee," becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially "Moby-Dick," which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
Publisher: T. B. Peterson & Brothers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1865
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 286 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of the novel "Israel Potter" (1855) published under the title "The Refugee" after the selling of plates by Putnam to Peterson.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped pebbled brown cloth, with embossed lettering and gilt decorative designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with chipping at ends and spine edges. Rear cover shows rubbing. Outside corners display minor loss of material. Binding has separated at blank preliminary page. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 4170

$35

Title: Islam and Muslim Art
Author: Alexandre Papadopoulo
Translor: Robert Erich Wolf
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1979
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 631 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in cream cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and gilt-lettered inset to front cover with reproduction of Islamic artwork. Book shows very light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated with many b&w photos and color plates, including fold outs. Contains lexicon, glossary, bibliography and image index.

Intact dust jacket and slipcase display light shelfwear.

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Lot 4171

$40

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.

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Lot 4172

$40

Details: This diverse ephemera lot includes three hard-cover first editions and rare stereopticon cards, among other interesting things. "The English Grammar of William Cobbett" was revised and annotated for an American audience by Alfred Ayres in 1884. An inscribed copy of "Seabirds" (1983) is signed by author Peter Harrison, and "Feminist Archetypal Theory: Interdisciplinary Re-Visions of Jungian Thought" (1985) is also inscribed, by Estella Lauter.

Four stereo cards present clear, crisp images of turn of the century southern agriculture, with images of African-American laborers; and one card shows a comic scene reminiscent of a minstrel show.

Also included is an unused, antique membership certificate to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, which features a lovely engraving by B. Tanner.

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Condition / Notes: All of these items are in very good or excellent condition.

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Lot 4173

$50

Title: Mardi: And a Voyage Thither
Author: Herman Melville - Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel "Moby-Dick" and the posthumous novella "Billy Budd." His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, "Typee," becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially "Moby-Dick," which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1864 / 1849
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a mixed set of Herman Melville's novel "Mardi." First volume was published by Harper & Brothers in 1864, second volume is a first edition by the same in 1849.

Volume I is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Volume shows minor loss of wear at ends and along rear edge of spine. Covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.

Volume II is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine and fore edge of rear cover. Binding is firm. Yellow-coated endpapers have markings. Pages display foxing.

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Lot 4174

$55

Title: William Frederick's (1874) Scale Journey: A Scratchbuilder's Evolutionary Development
Author: Antonio Mendez C.
Editor: Scottie Dayton
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The author tells his journey into scratch building when he was younger & sailing his first ship "The Rebel". From there he describes building "William Frederick" a three masted coastal schooner launched in 1874.
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in illustrated laminated boards. Volume is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 22 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but one of these books are in original shrink wrap.

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Lot 4175

$80

Details: Newspapers form the bulk of this collection of antique ephemera, but letters and an 1892 Army sketchbook of the Civil War are also included.

From Philadelphia comes "The Practical Farmer" (5/21/1881), filled with advertisements, and the physically enormous "Saturday Evening Post" (1/21/54) whose double-page spread measures 46" x 29".

The September 12, 1892 edition of "The Press" of New York contains an account of Lizzie Borden's trial, as well as reports of Pinkerton suppression of labor unrest and British Prime Minister Gladstone's near-fatal encounter with a mad cow. The sports page provides an update on heavyweight boxing champion John L. Sullivan.

The "New York Tribune" (10/26/1880) contains election news, including notes on a speech by Robert Ingersoll; and "The National Police Gazette" (New York, 5/16/1857) offer wonderfully lurid details from the trial of accused murderess Mrs. Emma Augusta Cunningham.

A transcription of a speech by the Hon. Samuel W. Pennypacker, LL.D., is autographed and inscribed by him. Lastly, among the letters is one from a military man at Camp King, Galveston, TX, dated June 5, 1889.

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Condition / Notes: Some newspapers have worn creases and tears. Other items are in generally good condition.

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Lot 4176

$45

Title: Bulls and Bears of New York, with the Crisis of 1873, and the Cause
Author: Matthew Hale Smith
Publisher: J. B. Burr and Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1875
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 576 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with light rubbing to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with plates.

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Lot 4177

$25

Title: Old Wine in New Bottles: For Old and New Friends
Author: Brinton W. Woodward
Publisher: Journal Publishing Co.
City: Lawrence, Kansas
Year: 1890
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/312 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads "Will P Sharpless / from B. W. Woodward."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design depicting wine bottle to spine. Stamped gilt lettering and hemisphere maps can be seen on front cover. Binding is firm. Darkening can be seen on endpapers with floral patterns. Previous owner's name appears at top of blank preliminary page. Pages are clean and without markings. Frontispiece portrait displays water markings along top edge. Illustrated with plates pencil signed by artists.

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Lot 4178

$25

Title: The Marne
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: 1918
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter green cloth, with gray paper-covered boards and stamped lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with light staining to spine and edges of covers. Binding is firm. Light soiling is visible on edges. Blotting can be seen on front flyleaf. Light foxing can be seen at ends of volume.

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Lot 4179

$20

Title: Twenties in the Sixties: Previously Uncollected Critical Essays
Author: Richard Kostelanetz - Richard (Cory) Kostelanetz is an American artist, author and critic.

He was born to Boris Kostelanetz and Ethel Cory and is the nephew of the conductor Andre Kostelanetz. After a lifetime in Manhattan and thirty-five years in its SoHo district, he has moved his studio christened Wordship to Ridgewood-SoHo, as he calls it, in Far-East Artists' Bushwick. He is a passionate defender of the avant-garde.

He came onto the literary scene with essays in quarterlies like Partisan Review and The Hudson Review, then profiles of older artists, musicians and writers for The New York Times Magazine; these profiles were collected in Master Minds" (1969)'.

Not one to shy away from controversy, he turned on his literary elders with The End of Intelligent Writing: Literary Politics in America (1974). SoHo: The Rise and Fall of an Artists' Colony (2003) evinces not the Latest but the Last. In 1967, he signed the "Writers and Editors War Tax Protest," vowing to refuse to pay taxes raised to fund the Vietnam War.

Books of his radically alternative fiction include "In the Beginning" (1971) (the alphabet arranged in single and double letter combinations), "Short Fictions' (1974), "More Short Fictions" (1980, and Furtherest Fictions (2007)); of his mostly visual poetry, "Visual Language" (1970), "I Articulations" (1974), "Wordworks" (1993), and "More Wordworks" (2006).

Among the anthologies he has edited are "On Contemporary Literature" (1964, 1969), "Beyond Left & Right" (1968), "John Cage" (1970, 1991), "Moholy-Nagy" (1970), Breakthrough Fictioneers (1973), Scenarios (1980), and The Literature of SoHo (1981).

A political anarchist-libertarian, he authored "Political Essays" (1999) and "Toward Secession: More Political Essays" (2008) and has since 1987 been a contributing editor for Liberty Magazine. in 1973 he was one of the signers of the Humanist Manifesto II.
Publisher: Assembling / Wild & Woolley
City: New York / Glebe, Australia
Year: 1979
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 328 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in illustrated printed wrappers. Book shows external wear, with small tear to fore edge of rear cover. Crease can be seen in the area of upper outside corner of rear cover. Binding is sound. Interior is clean and bright.

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Lot 4180

$40

Book Details: The star of this lot of decorative antique reference is the pretty Victorian volume, "Flowers from Dell and Bower," a collection of poetry illustrated by pictures of flowers. Also present are two guidebooks to antique English silver and their hallmarks; and a turn of the century book on variations of solitaire.

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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 4181

$150

Title: Personal Memoris of P. H. Sheridan. General United States Army
Author: Philip Henry Sheridan - Philip Henry Sheridan was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox.

Sheridan prosecuted the later years of the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. In 1883 Sheridan was appointed general-in-chief of the U.S. Army, and in 1888 he was promoted to the rank of General of the Army during the term of President Grover Cleveland.
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1888
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Pictorial design featuring general mounted on running horse appears on front covers. Books show mild external wear. Hinges of first volume are cracked. Volumes contain tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and additional plates, as well as a variety of maps, including well-preserved fold-out maps.

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Lot 4182

$45

Title: A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Author: Samuel Orcutt
Publisher: Fairfield County Historical Society
City: New Haven
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Book shows external wear, with spine cover of second volume detached at front edge. Binding of first volume is cracked at title page. Binding of second volume is shaken. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional light foxing and pencil marginalia. Profusely illustrated with (tissue-guarded) plates and vignettes. Fold-out map in first volume is well preserved.

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Lot 4183

$15

Title: Some Came Running
Author: James Jones - James Jones was an American author known for his explorations of World War II and its aftermath. He won the 1952 National Book Award for his first published novel, "From Here to Eternity," which was adapted for the big screen immediately and made into television series a generation later.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1957
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/1266 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Some Came Running" is a novel by James Jones, published in 1957. It is the story of a war veteran with literary aspirations who returns in 1948 to his hometown of Parkman, Indiana, after a failed writing career. (Parkman was loosely based on Jones's hometown of Robinson, Illinois.) A film version starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine was nominated for five Academy Awards.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this work by James Jones, with A-10-57 [H] on the copyright page.

Volume is bound in half red cloth over black paper-covered boards. Stamped black lettering appears on spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright.

Price-clipped dust jacket displays very small tears at corners.

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Lot 4184

$25

Details: Classic iconography of the late 1960s is on display in this collection of posters, which references a number of cultural touchstones of the time, often with an attitude of irony or irreverent satire. Two plastic-laminated posters reproduce the New York Times front page of July 21, 1969; and another black & white one espouses and anti-war agenda. The popularity of marijuana use is evident in this '60s reproduction of a 1930s scare poster, and another poster is a parody of the Leonardo's famous Last Supper. The Robert Louis Stevenson poster is a high-quality print.

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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 4185

$80

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antique books on theology and religion has an overwhelmingly Christian focus, with studies of church history and dogma, the Bible, essays on miracles and other facets of belief, and explorations of individual theologians.

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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 4186

$130

Book Details: This collection of author-signed contemporary literature includes up-and-coming writers as well as the authors of modern classics. Writers include Ludwig Bemelmans, Robert Stone, Madison Smartt Bell, Peter DeVries, Donald Barthelme, Joyce Carol Oates, and Richard Ford.

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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 4187

$35

Book Details: The history of navies and military nautical history is the focus of the large lot of books, which covers wars at sea from the ancient world on up through WWII. The glory years of the Royal Navy, from the defeat of the Spanish Armada and into the Napoleonic era, is covered. Other volumes consider 20th century battles at Pearl Harbor and in the Pacific, and the role of Germany at the Battle of Jutland in WWI.

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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 4188

$45

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling HMS Warrior (74), 1781: The Practicum Approach for Ship Model Construction. Volume III: Lower Gun Deck Detailing, Gun Making, Gun Port Lids, Ship's Figurehead Carving, Main Deck Framing
Author:
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $23.50
Lot 4189

$45

Title: Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas; or, the Marvelous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil, His Servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian Harpooner
Author: Jules Verne - Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie). Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1875
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/303 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with gilt decorative designs to spine and stamped black lettering and ornamentation to front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss at ends of spine. Book is slightly cocked. Binding is sound. Front hinge is beginning to crack. Front flyleaf has been excised. Rear flyleaf displays loss of most of upper half. Interior has scattered foxing. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates.

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Lot 4190

$120

Details: Fourteen complete issues of the periodical "Forest and Stream/Rod and Gun" comprise this lot, which spans the years 1884-1904. Advertisements for Winchester rifles and other guns, smokeless powder and other products of interest to outdoorsmen populate these pages.

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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. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections. All copies have been protected in plastic.


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Lot 4191

$80

Details: This eight-piece lot contains original pages from Harper's Weekly, as well as matted lithographs showing Remington western and Civil War battle scenes.

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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 4192

$130

Title: Photographic Studies of Indians
Author: Karl Moon
Publisher: Fred Harvey
City: Chicago
Year: 1910
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 15 pages
Width: 8" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce catalogue of works by Karl Moon available for purchase at at the El Tovar Studio at the Fred Harvey facility at the Grand Canyon.

Antique oblong volume is in original stapled printed wrappers, with pictorial design featuring Native American in upper left corner of front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with horizontal crease across mid-section of both covers and text block. Offsetting appears on blank preliminary page from laid-in antique newspaper clipping with views of Taos, New Mexico. Pages are clean and without markings. Final two pages provide lists of works by artist, with measurements and prices in final section.

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Lot 4193

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Cities of the Plain by C. K. Scott Moncrieff, Marcel Proust Translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff - Dated 1927 by Albert & Charles Boni - Limited Edition Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - This is a translation of "Sodome et Gomorrhe I" from the fourth part and a portion of "Sodome et Gomorrhe II" from the fifth part of Marcel Proust's continuous novel "A la recherche du temps perdu."

This is a scarce limited edition of this work by Marcel Proust. This is copy number 67 of 2000.

Antique set is bound in silver and black striped paper-covered boards over quarter cream cloth. Books shows external wear, with soiling and rubbing to covers. Bindings are firm. Volumes have marbled endpapers. Pages display occasional marginal soiling and pencil marginalia.
- The Past Recaptured by Frederick A. Blossom, Marcel Proust Translated by Frederick A. Blossom - Dated 1932 by Albert & Charles Boni - First Edition - This is a translation of "Le temps retrouve," the last part of Marcel Proust's continuous novel "A la recherche du temps perdu."

Antique volume is bound in quarter cloth, with dark blue paper-covered boards with fleur-de-lis patterns and paper spine labels. Books show mild external wear, with darkening to spine, chipping to spine label and minor loss of material at outside corners. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.
- The Sweet Cheat Gone by C. K. Scott Moncrieff, Marcel Proust Translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff - Dated 1930 by Albert & Charles Boni - First US Edition - This is a translation of "Albertine disparue," the seventh part of Marcel Proust's continuous novel "A la recherche du temps perdu."


Antique volume is bound in quarter cloth, with dark blue paper-covered boards with fleur-de-lis patterns. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to spines and minor loss of material at outside corners. Title has been written at head of spine. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.
- The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust - Dated 1925 by Thomas Seltzer - First US Edition Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - This is a translation of "Le cote de Guermantes," the third part of Marcel Proust's continuous novel "A la recherche du temps perdu."

- Swann's Way by Marcel Proust - Dated 1922 by Henry Holt and Company - First US Edition Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - This is a translation of "Du cote de chez Swann," the last part of Marcel Proust's continuous novel "A la recherche du temps perdu."

Antique set is bound in quarter cloth, with dark blue paper-covered boards with fleur-de-lis patterns and paper spine labels. Books show mild external wear, with darkening to spines and minor loss of material at outside corners. Bindings are firm. Lightly age-toned pages display scattered light foxing.


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Lot 4194

$15

Title: The New and Complete Life of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Containing an Authentic and Full Account of All the Wonderful Transactions, Sufferings and Death of Our Glorious Redeemer with the Lives, Acts and Sufferings of His Holy Apostles, Evangelists, Disciples, &c. Including the Lives of St. John the Baptist, the Virgin Mary, and Many Other Eminent Persons and Primitive Christians, Not To Be Found in Any Other Works of This Kind
Author: Paul Wright
Publisher: J. F. Archbold
City: Winchester, Virginia
Year: 1816
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 512 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows extensive external wear, with detached front board, heavy rubbing and scuff marks to covers. Text block is intact. Pages display foxing throughout.

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Lot 4195

$90

Title: The Works of Samuel Johnson
Author: Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.

Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write miscellaneous pieces for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage, the poems "London" and "The Vanity of Human Wishes", and the play ""Irene."

After nine years of work, Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" was published in 1755; it had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship." This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of William Shakespeare's plays, and the widely read tale Rasselas. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in "A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland." Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential "Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets," a collection of biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets.

Johnson had a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him. Boswell's "Life," along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition not defined or diagnosed in the 18th century. After a series of illnesses he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and even as the only great critic of English literature.

Publisher: The Lamb Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1903
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 16 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare limited edition of the works of Samuel Johnson. This is copy number 15 of 57.

Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Volumes I and VII have detached front boards. Front board of volume II is detaching. Remaining bindings are firm. Books show mild external wear, with fraying at spine ends and at outside corners. Volumes have marbled endpapers and gilt top edges. Interiors are clean and bright. Illustrated with tissue-guarded gravure illustrations, a number of which are from paintings by SIr Joshua Reynolds.

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Lot 4196

$325

Title: A Trip through Italy, Sicily, Tunisia, Algeria and Southern France
Author: William K. Vanderbilt II - William Kissam Vanderbilt II was a motor racing enthusiast and yachtsman and a member of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family.
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: New York
Year: 1918
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/120 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in maroon cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Automobile and drive are blindstamped in lower half of front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Illustrated with photographic plates, a frontispiece map and an intact fold-out map.

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Lot 4197

$20

Title: An American in Paris: Profile of an Interlude between Two Wars
Author: Janet Flanner - Janet Flanner was an American writer and journalist who served as the Paris correspondent of The New Yorker magazine from 1925 until she retired in 1975. She wrote under the pen name "GenÍt".

Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1940
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 415 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Mildred Adkins / one of the bright / spots of our sombre / office life / Yours / Janet Flanner / May 1940."

Volume is bound in gray-green cloth, with gilt titles over white backgrounds on spine and front cover. Book shows extensive water staining to covers. Binding is firm. Water markings can also be seen along front hinge and at top of fore edge. Light foxing appears on both endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 4198

$10

Details: Classic, if not timeless, dance music is the theme of this lot of vintage vinyl records, which features Lawrence Welk, Guy Lombardo, and Sammy Kaye albums, and collections of waltzes by Victor Herbert and others. Other artists include Del Wood, Somethin' Smith, The Redheads, and Their Banjos, Vaughn Monroe, and the Three Suns. All told, there are six boxed set albums, and seven EP 45 rpm records.

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Condition / Notes: The records themselves are in very good condition; the album boxes and covers show varying degrees of wear, ranging from fair to to very good.

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Lot 4199

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage and antique literary and historical works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are George D. Brewerton's "Ida Lewis, the Heroine of Lime Rock" (A. J. Ward, 1869, disbound) and "Lookout Mountain Songster No. Two" (no publisher credited, n.d.), in original wrappers with advertisements for McElree's Wine of Cardui" of The Chattanooga Medicine Co. on wrappers and throughout booklet.

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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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