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Lot 6039

$80
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique & vintage books on U.S. history shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 6040

$24
Title: Dance Me Outside: More Tales from the Ermineskin Reserve
Author: W. P. Kinsella
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher (Boston)
Printing Year: 1977 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce autographed first of this collection of seventeen stories by Canadian novelist and short story writer William Patrick Kinsella (born May 25, 1935). "Dance Me Outside" was the author's first published book. It was subsequently adapted into a film of the same name and a television miniseries.

The author's signature appears on title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Original pictorial dustjacket is intact, with small tears to top edges. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 158 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6041

$300
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1873. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Many fine engravings by Homer, including "Snap-the-Whip" and also examples by Nast, including the unusual two-page spread, "The Same Old Christmas Over Again."
Article Content: Articles include those on Egyptian discoveries, The Vatican's policies, Life in China, as well as serialized fiction and a piece on fanaticism.

Condition: This volume is bound in 1/2 leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. The front and rear free endpapers are detached, but present; the front board is detaching. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 6042

$10
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science and Art
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: January through June, 1857
Issue Number Range: Vol. IX, No. XLIX through Vol. IX, No. LIV

Notes: Putnam’s Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science and Art was a monthly periodical published by G. P. Putnam's Sons featuring American literature and articles on science, art, and politics. It had three incarnations. This run, from 1853 to 1857, was the first. It was edited by Charles Frederick Briggs. The magazine subsequently merged with Emerson's United States Magazine.

This volume is bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine. The work is illustrated with many engravings. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. Antique library label is visible on spine. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 668 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 6043

$130
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Theatre Magazine
Editor: Arthur Hornblow
Issue Date Range: January 1926 through December 1927
Issue Number Range: Volume XLIII, Number 298 through Volume XLVI, Number 321

Notes: This lot contains 24 issues of Theatre Magazinein two volumes; they are bound in green cloth with gilt stamping and marbled boards. These issues are a treasure trove of visual information on theatre production in the early part of the twentieth century. The covers feature beautiful color illustrations by leading artists; the magazine interiors are populated by photography, illustrations and cartoon art, as well as articles on staging, personalities and show reviews. Period advertising pages are also a delight. These ex-library volumes exhibit small stamps on the title page, and some stamps on images. The bound volumes measure approximately 10" x 13". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 6044

$45
Title: The Patent Hat: Designed To Promote the Growth of Certain Undeveloped Bumps, and Thereby Increase the Thinking, Reasoning, Acting Power of the Wearer. For the Use of Mankind in General, and the Clergy in Particular
Author: Philo (Ellis Ballou)
Publisher: Carlton and Phillips
Printing Year: 1855

Condition/Details: Rebound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce parody of phrenology by Ellis Ballou. The work is illustrated with engraved plates. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Catalogue numbers and initials appear in gilt on spine. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. No other library markings are visible. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" and contains 232 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6045

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- A Region Not Home Reflections from Exile by James Alan McPherson - Dated 2000 by Simon & Schuster - First Printing
- Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis - Dated 1999 by Delacorte Press - First Printing
- The Watsons Go To Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis - Dated 1995 by Delacorte Press - First Printing
- Growing Up Nigger Rich by Gwendoline Y. Fortune - Dated 2002 by Pelican Publishing Company

All the books in this lot are in excellent condition, and unless otherwise noted are in original intact dust jackets. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 6046

$225
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Dr. A. Supan
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1889 - 1892
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set

Notes: Rebound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the oldest German-language scholarly journal dedicated to geography and cartography. All of the most important geographic discoveries of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as scientific developments and theories, such as Alfred Wegener's 1912 hypothesis that continents "drift," were presented on its pages. The journal developed into an important publication, setting the standard in the history of the great expeditions and discoveries, and European colonial matters. The work is lavishly illustrated with a variety of well-preserved maps, a number of which are large fold-out maps in color. These ex-library volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Catalogue numbers in gilt appear at foot of spine. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Stamps are visible on rear flyleaves. Library stamps also appear on verso of maps (occasionally also on margins), title pages and at top margins of text. The books measure approximately 9 1/4" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6047

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- History of the Commerce and Twon of Liverpool by Thomas Baines - Dated 1852 by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans (London) - Fold-out map frontispiece; boards detached but present, lacks spine cover
- Notitia Historica: Containing Tables, Calendars and Miscellaneous Information by Nicholas Harris Nicolas - Dated 1824 by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy (London)
- The Flowers of History Especially Such as Relate to the Affairs of Britain, Volumes I and II by C.D. Yonge, B.A. - Dated 1853 by Henry G. Bohn (London) - Decorative cover detaching on Volume II

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the usual markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6048

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Stockholm Conference 1925 by G. K. A. Bell - Dated 1926 by Oxford University Press
- The Development of International Law after the World War by Otfried Nippold - Dated 1923 by Oxford University Press
- The Hague Arbitration Cases by George Grafton Wilson - Dated 1915 by Ginn and Company, Publishers (Boston)
- Official German Documents Relating to the World War - Dated 1923 by Oxford University Press - Volume I
- The Declaration of London February 26, 1909 by James Brown Scott - Dated 1919 by Oxford University Press

Unless otherwise noted, these ex-library volumes in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6049

$35
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on art and theatre shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $60.50
Lot 6050

$55
Title: The Heart Is a Little to the Left: Essays on Public Morality
Author: William Sloane Coffin
Publisher: University Press of New England
Printing Year: 1999 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black quarter cloth with yellow boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by Reverend William Sloane Coffin, Jr. (June 1, 1924 – April 12, 2006), a liberal Christian clergyman and long-time peace activist with international stature. He was ordained in the Presbyterian church and later received ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ.

The author's signature appears on title page, together with the signatures of Scotty McLennan and Garry Trudeau. American cartoonist Garry Trudeau (born July 21, 1948) is, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip. Scotty McLennan (November 21, 1948) is an ordained minister, lawyer, professor, published author, public speaker and senior administrator at Stanford University in Stanford, California. Since January 1, 2001, McLennan has been the Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University, where he oversees campus-wide religious affairs and supervises over 30 university student groups that comprise the Stanford Associated Religions, is the minister of Stanford Memorial Church, and teaches undergraduate and Graduate School of Business courses.

The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is well preserved. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 81 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6051

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Letters Written by John Chamberlain During the Reign of Queen Elizabeth by Sarah Williams - Dated 1861 by Camden Society - Slight cracking at gutters
- Parliamentary Debates in 1610 by Samuel Rawson Gardiner - Dated 1862 by Camden Society - Slight cracking at gutters
- Grants, Etc. from the Crown During the Reign of Edward the Fifth by John Gough Nichols - Dated 1854 by Camden Society - Slight cracking at gutters
- Diary of Walter Yonge, Esq. by George Roberts - Dated 1848 by Camden Society - Slight cracking at gutters; chip from top of spine cover
- Plumpton Correspondence by Thomas Stapleton - Dated 1839 by Camden Society - Front board detaching

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and are all ex-library, with typical library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6052

$40
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique decorative ex-library literary titles shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $49.50
Lot 6053

$110
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Theatre Magazine
Editor: Perriton Maxwell/Stewart Beach
Issue Date Range: January 1928 through December 1929
Issue Number Range: Volume XLVII, Number 322 through Volume L, Number 345

Notes: This lot contains 24 issues of Theatre Magazinein two volumes; they are bound in green cloth with gilt stamping and marbled boards. These issues are a treasure trove of visual information on theatre production in the early part of the twentieth century. The covers feature beautiful color illustrations by leading artists; the magazine interiors are populated by photography, illustrations and cartoon art, as well as articles on staging, personalities and show reviews. Period advertising pages are also a delight. These ex-library volumes exhibit small stamps on the title page, and some stamps on images. The bound volumes measure approximately 10" x 13". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 6054

$80
Title: The Complete Works of Henry Fielding Esq. Comprising His Novels, Plays, Poems and Miscellaneous Writings
Publisher: Croscup & Sterling Co.
Printing Year: 1902
Number of Volumes: 14 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with paper spine labels, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Henry Fielding (1707 – 1754), an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel "Tom Jones." Set lacks volume I of "Miscellaneous Writings" and a single volume containing one of the novels. "Tom Jones," "Amelia," and "Joseph Andrew" are complete.

This is copy 457 of a limited de luxe edition of 1000. 14 of 16 volumes are present. The work contains frontispiece illustrations and numerous plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt top edges. First volume of "Tom Jones" shows marginal water markings along top edges. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 6055

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- William the Silent Prince of Orange, Volumes I and II by Ruth Putnam - Dated 1898 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Gilt stamped crest on front boards
- The Life and Times of Louis, Queen of Prussia, Volumes I and II by E.H. Hudson - Dated 1878 by Hatchards, Piccadilly (London) - 1/2 leather with raised bands, some matter missing from spine covers
- Sixty-Nine Years at the Court of Prussia, Volumes I and II by Emily and Agnes Stephenson - Dated 1876 by Publisher - Illustrated frontispiece is detached, but present in Volume I; boards detached, but present, spine cover lacking in Volume II

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the usual markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6056

$45
Title: Ancient History, English and French, Exemplified in a Regular Dissection of the Saxon Chronicle; Preceded by a Review of Wharton's Utrum Elfricus Grammaticus? and Malmesbury's Life of St. Wulstan and Hugo Candidus' Peterborough History: Wherein the Principal Saxon Annalists Are Now (for the First Time) Identified
Publisher: J. Hatchard and Son (London)
Printing Year: 1830 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce work on ancient English history. This ex-library volume shows external wear / age. Hinges have been reinforced. Customary library markings appear on endpapers and title page. Lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges show no annotations. The book measures approximately 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" and contains 476 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6057

$175
Title: The Portfolio, An Artistic Periodical
Editor: Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Publisher: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday (London)
Printing Year: 1873

Condition/Details: Bound in 1/2 leather and marbled boards, with raised bands and gilt embossing. This folio volume was a beautifully produced survey of both classic and contemporary art of its day. The work is extensively illustrated with engravings, etchings, and lithographic reproductions on heavy, single-sided pages. Work after Constable, Reynolds and Velasquez join original works by Jacquemart, Cave, Hamerton, Bodmer and many others. This ex-library volume exhibits a small stamp on the title page, but is free of marginalia. The spine cover is detaching, but the text block is intact. The pages are primarily clean and bright with only light, scattered foxing. The book measures approximately 10" x 14" and contains 192 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6058

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Human Values and Verities by Henry Osborn Taylor - Dated 1928 by Macmillan Company
- A Defence of "The Eclipse of the Faith" by Henry Rogers - Dated 1854 by Crosby, Nichols, and Company (Boston) - top inch of spine cover detached from front gutter
- Ad Fidem; or, Parish Evidences of the Bible by Rev. E. F. Burr - Dated 1871 by Noyes, Holmes, and Company - chipping at head of spine
- Crime and Destiny by Johannes Lange - Dated 1930 by Charles Boni Paper Books
- Inside Experience: A Naturalistic Philosophy of Life and the Modern World by Joseph K. Hart - Dated 1927 by Longmans, Green and Co. - Stated First Edition
- The Control of Ideals by H. B. van Wesep - Dated 1920 by Alfred A. Knopf - First Edition
- Memory by William Lyon Phelps - Dated 1929 by E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. - Stated First Edition

Unless otherwise noted, the ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6059

$90
This shelf lot includes the very large group antique and vintage ex-library of books on world history shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $50.50
Lot 6060

$16
Title: Three Junes
Author: Julia Glass
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Printing Year: 2002 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in purple cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed first of this novel by American writer Julia Glass (born March 23, 1956, in Boston, Mass.). "Three Junes" is Glass's debut novel. It won the National Book Award in 2002. The novel follows the McLeods, a Scottish family, throughout their lives and relationships.

The author's signature appears on the title page, together with place and date of signing (Radcliffe Institute, January 2005). The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Original illustrated dustjacket is well preserved, with stamp on front cover indicating this title to be a National Book Award Finalist. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 3/4" and contains 353 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6061

$250
Title: The Graphic Arts and Crafts Year Book, American Annual Review of the Printing and Allied Industries
Editor: Walter L. Tobey
Publisher: Graphic Arts Press (Hamilton, OH)
Printing Year: 1913

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a wonderful representation of the technology utilized by the printing and graphic arts industry in the early years of the twentieth century. Lithography, photography, gravure, blind embossing, book binding and professional practices are all extensively illustrated. Full color and black and white imagery throughout. Advertising material is also present. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and lacks the spine cover. The first three tipped-in images have been removed; hundreds of beautiful examples of the printer's art remain and are clean and bright. The book measures approximately 8 1/4" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6062

$55
Title: The Life of Sir Walter Scott
Author: John Gibson Lockhart
Publisher: T. C. and E. C. Jack Causewayside
Printing Year: 1902 - 1903 Signed Limited Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce signed limited edition of this monumental biography of Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832), a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet, popular throughout Europe during his time. John Gibson Lockhart (1794 – 1854), Scottish writer and editor, is best known as the author of the definitive "Life" of Sir Walter Scott. This biography has been called the second most admirable in the English language, after Boswell. Lockhart edited in this work a great number of Scott's letters.

This is copy 444 of 1040. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Withdrawal stamp in small type appears on rear flyleaf of each volume. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf of first volume. No other markings are visible. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 6063

$80
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Theatre Magazine
Editor: Stewart Beach
Issue Date Range: January 1928 through December 1929
Issue Number Range: Volume L, Number 346 through Volume LI, Number 362

Notes: This lot contains 17 issues of Theatre Magazinein two volumes; they are bound in green cloth with gilt stamping and marbled boards. These issues are a treasure trove of visual information on theatre production in the early part of the twentieth century. The covers feature beautiful color illustrations by leading artists; the magazine interiors are populated by photography, illustrations and cartoon art, as well as articles on staging, personalities and show reviews. Period advertising pages are also a delight. These ex-library volumes exhibit small stamps on the title page, and some stamps on images. The bound volumes measure approximately 10" x 13". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6064

$35
Title: Biography of Ezra Cornell, Founder of the Cornell University: A Filial Tribute
Author: Alonzo B. Cornell
Publisher: 1884 First Edition
Printing Year: A. S. Barnes & Company

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce biography of Ezra Cornell (January 11, 1807 – December 9, 1874), an American businessman and, with Andrew Dickson White, the founder of Cornell University. This biography was written by his son. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with chipping to ends of spine and small tears along rear gutter. Hinges are cracked. Spine cover, endpapers and title page show library markings. Lightly age-toned pages are without markings. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/4" and contains 322 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6065

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- Cookie Count A Tasty Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda - Dated 1997 by Simon & Schuster - First Printing, no dust jacket
- The 12 Days of Christmas A Pop-Up Celebration by Robert Sabuda - Dated 1996 by Simon & Schuster - First Printing, no dust jacket
- The Movable Mother Goose by Robert Sabuda - Dated 1999 by Simon & Schuster - First Printing, no dust jacket
- The Paper Dragon by Marguerite W. Davol & Robert Sabuda - Dated 1997 by Atheneum Books - No Dust Jacket

All the books in this lot are in excellent condition, and unless otherwise noted are in original intact dust jackets. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6066

$70
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the Travel publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from November 1917 to October 1918 - Sweden, "Guide to Trench Warfare," France, Airplanes, War Posters, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1918 to October 1919 - Leningrad under Bolsheviki, Italy's Claims on the Adriatic, France, Germany, Toltecs, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1919 to October 1920 - Shantung, African Game Country, Bolshevist Russia, Bandit-Torn Mexico, Wild Men of Borneo, Tampico, Afghanistan, etc.

Unless otherwise noted, these ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and library markings on endpapers. Front covers have discreet library stamp in small type. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6067

$140
Title: The Portfolio, An Artistic Periodical
Editor: Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Publisher: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday (London)
Printing Year: 1876

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth and gilt embossing, with gilt edges. This folio volume was a beautifully produced survey of both classic and contemporary art of its day. The work is extensively illustrated with engravings, etchings, and lithographic reproductions on heavy, single-sided pages. Works after Turner join original works by Raphael, Thomas, Hamerton, Durand and many others. This ex-library volume exhibits a small stamp on the title page, but is free of marginalia. The pages are clean and bright with only light, scattered foxing. The book measures approximately 10" x 14" and contains 192 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6068

$70
Title: Buffalo City Directories for the Years 1876, 1887, 1888
Compiler: George Whitcomb
Publisher: Courier Company (Buffalo)
Printing Year: 1876-1888
Number of Volumes: 3 volume set

Notes: This antique set is a scarce collection of directories containing a counting-house calendar, fire alarm telegraph, street and avenue directories, city and county officers, societies and incorporated companies, churches, banks, ward boundaries, stamp duties, rates of postage, etc. The work contains illustrated advertisements. The binding of each of these volumes is split at several points. 1876 volume lacks spine cover. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6069

$150
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on World War I shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $50.50
Lot 6070

$16
Title: Harvard Vespers: Addresses to Harvard Students by the Preachers to the University, 1886-1888
Publisher: Roberts Brothers (Boston)
Printing Year: 1888 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of a collection of addresses to young college men in the course of their student life. They are reprinted from phonographic reports which appeared weekly in "The Christian Register." This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with chipping to the ends of the spine and slight rippling to covers. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The volume shows the customary library markings. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" and contains 233 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6071

$200
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1874. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

Illustrations: Multiple wonderful plates by Nast and Homer; included are Nast's "Christmas Eve..." a picture of Santa waiting to slip down the chimney, and Homer's "Waiting for a Bite."
Article Content: Mount Vesuvius, The U.S. and Cuba, Benjamin Disraeli, shipboard travel and serialized fiction are all covered in this volume.

Condition: This volume is bound in 1/2 leather binding with marbled paper-covered boards that show age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The top half of the spine cover is detached; the bottom half is present. The text block binding is tight, the pages are clean and bright with light scattered foxing. The volume bears library indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling. This collection of issues is not collated, but appears complete. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $14.50
Lot 6072

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Complete History of the Russian War from Its Commencement to Its Close: Giving a Graphic Picture of the Great Drama of War by Russell - Dated 1856 by John G. Wells, Publishing Agent - history of Crimean War with fold-out map at front of volume, torn folding illustration laid in
- A Year in Russia by Maurice Baring - Dated 1907 by Methuen & Co. (London)
- Finland and the Tsars, 1809 - 1899 by Joseph R. Fisher - Dated 1899 by Edward Arnold (London)
- The Russo-Japanese Conflict: Its Causes and Issues by K. Asakawa - Dated 1904 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - frontispiece map, rear board detached
- The Bolshevik Revolution, 1917 - 1918: Documents and Materials by Bunyan & Fisher - Dated 1934 by Stanford University Press - Hoover War Library Publications No. 3
- The Mind and Face of Bolshevism: An Examination of Cultural Life in Soviet Russia by Rene Fulop-Muller - Dated 1929 by Alfred A. Knopf - profusely illustrated

Unless otherwise noted, these ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and show customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6073

$26
This lot features 3 bound early magazine compilations which house issues from Cassell's Magazine of Art published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., Ltd. (London). As was a popular practice during the 1800's and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the first volumes produced by Cassell. These books are maroon cloth with 1/2 leather, and gilt embossing. Each volume contains an index and is profusely illustrated with high quality engravings printed on heavy stock, single-sided along with an extensive number of in-text illustrations.

The Magazine of Art, originally called Cassell's Magazine of Art,was a magazine of art criticism, history and trends, published in London, England

Condition: These books are in good condition with some age/wear indications. Volume I has detached, but present boards, and has a detached spine cover. Volume III has chipping to the top and a split to the bottom of the spine cover; the text blocks are intact. The pages are bright and free of marginalia, the plates show beautifully, there is some light scattered foxing. The volumes measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6074

$150
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Dr. A. Supan
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1893 - 1896
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set

Notes: Rebound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the oldest German-language scholarly journal dedicated to geography and cartography. All of the most important geographic discoveries of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as scientific developments and theories, such as Alfred Wegener's 1912 hypothesis that continents "drift," were presented on its pages. The journal developed into an important publication, setting the standard in the history of the great expeditions and discoveries, and European colonial matters. The work is lavishly illustrated with a variety of well-preserved maps, a number of which are large fold-out maps in color. These ex-library volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Catalogue numbers in gilt appear at foot of spine. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Stamps are visible on rear flyleaves. Library stamps also appear on verso of maps (occasionally also on margins), title pages and at top margins of text. The books measure approximately 9 1/4" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6075

$60
This lot features a pair of bound early magazine compilations which house issues from The Art Journal published by George Virtue (London). As was a popular practice during the 1800's and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The two compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1849 and 1850. These books are large format with elaborate three-quarter leather bindings with gilt embossing, full gilt page edging, and raised bands. Each volume contains an index and is profusely illustrated with high quality engravings printed on heavy stock, single-sided along with an occasional color plate.

The Art Journal, published in London, was the most important Victorian journal on art. It was founded in 1839 by Hodgson & Graves, print publishers, 6 Pall Mall with the title the Art Union Monthly Journal, the first issue, 750 copies, appearing 15 February 1839.

Hodgson & Graves hired Samuel Carter Hall as editor, assisted by James Dafforne. Hall soon became principal proprietor, but, unable to turn a profit on his own, the London publisher George Virtue purchased into Hall's Art Union Monthly Journal in 1848, retaining Hall as editor. Virtue renamed the periodical The Art Journal in 1849.

As editor, Hall exposed the profits that custom-houses were earning by importing old masters, and showed how paintings are manufactured in England. Simultaneously, The Art Journal became notable for its honest portrayal of fine arts, but its opposition to fake and misattributed Old Masters, such as a Raphael or a Titian, affected the market in such works adversely.

The early issues of the Journal strongly supported the artists of The Clique and after 1850 it became associated with opposition to the emerging Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB), which Hall considered to be a reactionary movement. Its articles attacked the PRB and its supporter John Ruskin. The most notable essayists included: R. N. Wornum, Thomas Wright, F. W. Fairholt, Edward Lewes Cutts, and Llewellynn Jewitt.

After Hall's retirement in 1880, the journal changed its position, faced with strong competition from the Magazine of Art and the changing public taste influenced by Impressionism. However, it was unable to retain its position and ceased publication in 1912.

The publication has been referred to, at various times, as London Art Journal and Art-journal. (courtesy wikipedia)

Condition: The text blocks are in good condition; the boards are detached, but present; the spine cover is detached from the 1850 volume. The pages are bright and free of marginalia, the plates show beautifully, there is some light scattered foxing. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
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