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Lot 6114

$550
Title: Karamania; or, a Brief Sketch of the South Coast of Asia-Minor and of the Remains of Antiquity with Plans, Views, &c. Collected during a Survey of that Coast, under the Orders of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, in the Years 1811 & 1812
Author: Francis Beaufort
Publisher: R. Hunter (London)
Printing Year: 1817

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce report on an expedition to the southern coast of Turkey by Francis Beaufort, Captain of H.M.S. Frederiksteen. The work is illustrated with engraved plates and maps (including a most impressive fold-out map of the south coast of Asia Minor). This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with detached front board taped to spine. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional foxing and marginal staining. Library spine label is clearly visible. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper; bar code can be seen on rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 299 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6115

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition titles, all but one signed by the authors:

- The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron - Dated 1967 by Random House - Unsigned First Printing
- The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen - Dated 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie - Dated 1999 by Henry Holt
- Angels & Insects by A.S. Byatt - Dated 1992 by Random House
- City of God by E.L. Doctorow - Dated 2000 by Random House
- Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow - Dated 1989 by Random House
- The Gospel According to the Son by Norman Mailer - Dated 1997 by Random House


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: $12.50
Lot 6116

$35
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 1920 to October 1921 - African Wild Game, Head Hunters of New Guinea, Baghdad, San Diego, Wild Elephants, Mountaineering, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1921 to October 1922 - Reindeer in Alaska, Florida, Korea, Switzerland, Mexico, Soviet Russia, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1922 to October 1923 - Algeria, Doukhobor Settlement in British Columbia, Sicily, Himalayas, South Seas, 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 6117

$150
This lot features 4 bound early magazine compilations which house issues from The Magazine of Art published by Cassell & Company, 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 all the issues for the years 1898 through 1902. These books are large format in modern library bindings with gilt embossing. 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 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, intact condition with some age/wear indications. 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: $22.50
Lot 6118

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- American Decorations: A List of Awards of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished-Service Cross and the Distinguished-Service Medal Awarded under the Authority of the Congress of the United States, 1862-1926 - Dated 1927 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.)
- The Navy and the Nation: War-Time Addresses by Josephus Daniels - Dated 1919 by George H. Doran Company
- Soldiers of the Sea: The Story of the United States Marine Corps by Willis J. Abbot - Dated 1918 by Dodd, Mead and Company - Illustrated
- Four Months in a Sneak-Box: A Boat Voyage of 2600 Miles down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and along the Gulf of Mexico by Nathaniel H. Bishop - Dated 1879 by Lee and Shepard Publishers (Boston)
- Ammunition Shortages in the Armed Services - Dated 1953 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.) - congressional hearings with original wrappers in library binding.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6119

$45
This shelf lot includes the very large group of ex-library literature books 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: $53.50
Lot 6120

$150
Title: The Spirit Level
Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Printing Year: 1996 Author-Signed Second Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright silver lettering to spine and embossed initials to front cover, this volume is a scarce autographed early edition of this poetry collection by Séamus Heaney (born April 13, 1939), an Irish poet, writer and lecturer who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. This collection of poems, featuring such poems as "Two Lorries," won the Whitbread Prize for Literature.

The author's signature and date (12. XI. '96) appear on title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 82 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6121

$150
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 1856 and 1858. 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: These books are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. The front board is detaching on the 1856 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
Lot 6122

$45
Title: An Autobiography
Author: Lew Wallace
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1906 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce original edition of Wallace's autobiographical work. Lewis "Lew" Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was a lawyer, governor, Union general in the American Civil War, American statesman, and author, best remembered for his historical novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ."

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and photographic plates. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with bumped and frayed corners. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library spine labels are clearly visible. Customary library markings appear on endpapers and title pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 6123

$140
Title: The Studio Year Book of Decorative Art
Publisher: The Studio Ltd.(London, Paris, New York)
Printing Year: 1913, 1916-1919
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set

Notes: Primarily bound in green cloth, this antique set is a survey of the best decorative art produced throughout the world in the early to mid-twentieth century. Architecture, pottery, weaving, silversmithing, and garden design are just a few of the categories covered. The work is illustrated with photography, paintings, engravings and architectural elevations. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and exhibit the typical library markings. They are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 6124

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A Master Builder: Being the Life and Letters of Henry Yates Satterlee, First Bishop of Washington by Charles H. Brent - Dated 1916 by Longmans, Green and Co. - front hinge is cracked
- Memoirs of the Life of the Rev. Charles Simeon by Rev. William Carus - Dated 1848 by Robert Carter - gutters are cracked
- The Life of Frederick Denison Maurice, Chiefly Told in His Letters by Frederick Maurice - Dated 1884 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Volume II
- My Beliefs by Luther Burbank - No date provided by Avondale Press

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 6125

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- A Patriot's Handbook by Caroline Kennedy - Dated 2003 by Hyperion - First Printing, illustrated with photos
- The Right To Privacy by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy - Dated 1995 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Profiles In Courage For Our Time by Caroline Kennedy - Dated 2002 by Hyperion - First Printing
- The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Caroline Kennedy - Dated 2001 by Hyperion

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: $9.50
Lot 6126

$100
Title: A Memoir of Major-General Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson
Author: George Rawlinson
Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce military biography.

Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Baronet CB (April 11, 1810 – March 5, 1895), was born at Chadlington, Oxfordshire. In 1827 he went to India as a cadet under the British East India Company. After six years with his regiment as subaltern, during which time he had become proficient in the Persian language, he was sent to Persia in company with other British officers to drill and reorganize the Shah's troops. It was at this time that he was first attracted to the study of inscriptions, more particularly those in the hitherto undeciphered cuneiform character. In the course of the two years during which he was in its immediate neighborhood he transcribed as much as he was able of the great cuneiform inscription at Behistun. This trilingual inscription dated to the 5th century B.C. and the Medes and Persian ruler Darius the Great. Friction between the Persian court and the British government ended in the departure of the British officers. Rawlinson was appointed political agent at Kandahar in 1840. In that capacity he served for three years, his political labors being as meritorious as was his gallantry during various engagements in the course of the Afghan War; for these he was rewarded by the distinction of Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1844.

Serendipitously, he became known personally to the governor-general, which resulted in his appointment as political agent in Ottoman Arabia. Thus he settled in Baghdad, where he devoted himself to cuneiform studies. He was now able, with considerable difficulty and at no small personal risk, to make a complete transcript of the Behistun inscription, which he was also successful in deciphering and interpreting. Having collected a large amount of invaluable information on this and kindred topics, in addition to much geographical knowledge gained in the prosecution of various explorations (including visits with Sir Austen Henry Layard to the ruins of Nineveh), he returned to England on leave of absence in 1849.

Rawlinson remained at home for two years, published in 1851 his memoir on the Behistun inscription, and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He disposed of his valuable collection of Babylonian, Sabaean, and Sassanian antiquities to the trustees of the British Museum, who also made him a considerable grant to enable him to carry on the Assyrian and Babylonian excavations initiated by Layard. During 1851 he returned to Baghdad. The excavations were performed by his direction with valuable results, among the most important being the discovery of material that contributed greatly to the final decipherment and interpretation of the cuneiform character. Rawlinson greatest contribution to the deciphering of the cuneiform scripts was the discovery that individual signs had multiple readings depending on their context (Meyer 154).

An equestrian accident in 1855 hastened his determination to return to England, and in that year he resigned his post in the East India Company. On his return to England the distinction of K.C.B. was conferred upon him, and he was appointed a crown director of the East India Company.

The remaining forty years of his life were full of activity — political, diplomatic, and scientific — and were mainly spent in London. During 1858 he was appointed a member of the first India Council, but resigned during 1859 on being sent to Persia as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary. The latter post he held only for a year, owing to his dissatisfaction with circumstances concerning his official position there. Previously he had sat in Parliament as Member of Parliament (MP) for Reigate from February to September 1858; he was again MP for Frome, from 1865 to 1868. He was appointed to the Council of India again in 1868, and continued to serve upon it until his death. He was a strong advocate of the forward policy in Afghanistan, and counselled the retention of Kandahar. Rawlinson was one of the most important figures arguing that Britain must check Russian ambitions in South Asia. He argued that Tsarist Russia would attack and absorb Khokand, Bokhara and Khiva (which they did) and would invade Persia (present-day Iran) and Afghanistan as springboards to British India (Meyer 154).

His views were more particularly expressed in England and Russia in the East (1875). He was a trustee of the British Museum from 1876 till his death. He was created G.C.B. in 1889, and a Baronet in 1891; was president of the Royal Geographical Society from 1874 to 1875, and of the Asiatic Society from 1878 to 1881; and received honorary degrees at Oxford, Cambridge, and Edinburgh. He married Louisa Caroline Harcourt Seymour on September 2, 1862, with whom he had two sons: Henry and Alfred. He was widowed on October 31, 1889 and died in London six years later. (background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, a map and plates. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. This volume shows the customary library markings. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 358 pages plus 32 pages of publisher's catalogue. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6127

$18
Title: American Art Annual
Publisher: The Macmillan Company/American Art Annual, Inc.,
Printing Year: 1898-1900, 1903, 1905-1906
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a treasure trove of information about the art scene in America in the early twentieth century. The books contain listings of American museums, art societies, schools, dealers, galleries and painters. The 1899 volume contains a December-January date book/diary section. The work is illustrated with photography. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6128

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Survey of Rural Education in North Dakota by J. A. McCrae - Dated 1935 by Federal Emergency Relief Administration for North Dakota - WPA publication in original wrappers
- Horace H. Rackham and Mary A. Rackham Fund: Detroit and Ann Arbor, 1934 - 1940 by Frances H. Miner - Dated 1940 by Trustees of the Rackham Fund
- Radio Censorship by H. B. Summers - Dated 1939 by H. W. Wilson Company - "Reference Shelf Vol. 12 No. 10"
- Jails: Care and Treatment of Misdemeanant Prisoners in the United States by Louis N. Robinson - Dated 1944 by John C. Winston Company
- Who's Who in Colored America by Fleming & Burckel - Dated 1950 by Christian E. Burckel & Associates
- Report on the Communist "Peace" Offensive: A Campaign to Disarm and Defeat the United States - Dated 1951 by Committee on Un-American Activities, U.S. House of Representatives
- Flush Production: The Epic of Oil in the Gulf-Southwest by Gerald Forbes - Dated 1942 by University of Oklahoma Press

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: $10.50
Lot 6129

$22
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique & vintage estate books 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: $36.50
Lot 6130

$45
Title: Les francais sous la revolution
Authors: Augustin Challamel & Wilhelm Tenint
Publisher: Challamel, Editeur (Paris)
Printing Year: 1843

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce history of the French Revolution by French historian Jean Baptiste Marius Augustin Challamel (March 18, 1818 – October 20, 1894) and Romantic writer Wilhelm Ténint (born 1813). The work is illustrated with 40 steel-engravings by L. Massard after drawings by H. Baron, picturing French settings and dress during the revolution.

This ex-library volume has detached boards. Lightly age-toned pages show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 7 1/2" x 11" and contains 316 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6131

$150
This lot features a bound compilation of all the Harper's Weekly issues from the year 1898. 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 excellent illustrations by A.B. Frost, Frank Richards, R.F. Zogbaum, and now appearing as the introductory illustration for the year's volume, a full page picture by Maxfield Parrish.
Article Content: Topics include: England's "Little War" in India, a profile of artist James McNeill Whistler, irrigation issues in the West, "With Our Troops in Manila," as well as commentary, politics, humor and fiction.

Condition: Volume I is securely bound in durable, modern boards; Volume II is 1/2 leather/cloth binding. Volume II has detached boards and free endpapers, but they are present. 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 6132

$130
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Paul Langhans
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1914-1915, 1928-1929
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set (supplementary volumes XXXVIII to XXXIX, XLIII to XLIV )

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 6133

$175
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 1857 and 1859. 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: These books are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. 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
Lot 6134

$16
This shelf lot includes the group of books 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: $27.50
Lot 6135

$40
Title: American Art Annual
Publisher: American Art Annual, Inc.,/American Federation of the Arts
Printing Year: 1907-1911, 1913
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a treasure trove of information about the art scene in America in the early twentieth century. The books contain listings of American museums, art societies, schools, dealers, galleries and painters. Most volumes contain period advertising. The work is illustrated with photography. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 6136

$200
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Dr. A. Supan
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1902 - 1905
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 6137

$26
This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage ex-library books on folk dance 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: $22.50
Lot 6138

$12
Title: Third International American Conference, 1906: Minutes, Resolutions, Documents
Publisher: Imprensa Nacional (Rio de Janeiro)
Printing Year: 1907

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce collection of official documents of the Third Pan-American Conference, held in Rio de Janeiro in 1906. The Conferences of American States, commonly referred to as the Pan-American Conferences, were meetings of the Pan-American Union, an international organization for cooperation on trade and other issues. They were first introduced by James G. Blaine of Maine in order to establish closer ties between the United States and its southern neighbors, specifically Latin America.

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear and lacks spine cover. Text block is intact. Endpapers and title page show customary library stamps and markings. The book measures approximately 9" x 11 3/4" and contains 664 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 6139

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- More Matter Essays and Criticism by John Updike - Dated 1999 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 2000 by The Ecco Press
- Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon - Dated 1995 by Fourth Estate (London)
- City of God by E.L. Doctorow - Dated 2000 by Random House
- Toward the End of Time by John Updike - Dated 1997 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis - Dated 1999 by Delacorte Press - First Printing


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: $12.50
Lot 6140

$22
Title: The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems, 1974 - 1994
Author: Jorie Graham
Publisher: Ecco Press
Printing Year: 1995 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow cloth-backed spine with dark lettering, this antique volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this collection of poetry by Jorie Graham (born May 9, 1950), a Pulitzer Prize winning poet. The U.S. Poetry Foundation suggests, "She is perhaps the most celebrated poet of the American post-war generation." She replaced poet Seamus Heaney as Boylston Professor at Harvard, becoming the first woman to be awarded this position. This collection won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

The author's signature appears on title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Illustrated dustjacket is intact, with stamp on front cover indicating book to be the winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" and contains 197 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6141

$150
Title: The Studio Year Book of Decorative Art
Publisher: The Studio Ltd.(London, Paris, New York)
Printing Year: 1920-1921, 1924-1925, 1928
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set

Notes: 3 volumes are bound in blue cloth with gilt stamping, one in red cloth, and the last in green cloth, this antique set is a survey of the best decorative art produced throughout the world in the early to mid-twentieth century. Architecture, pottery, weaving, silversmithing, and garden design are just a few of the categories covered. The work is illustrated with photography, paintings, engravings and architectural elevations. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and exhibit the typical library markings. They are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6143

$175
This lot features 4 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 compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1859, 1860 and 1861. The 1860 and 1861 volumes are large format with elaborate three-quarter leather bindings with gilt embossing, full gilt page edging, and raised bands. The 1859 two volume set is bound in cloth with 1/2 leather, with marbled end papers. 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: These books are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. The title page is detached, but present, in the 1861 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: $18.50
Lot 6144

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Conference on the Limitation of Armament: Washington, November 12, 1921 - February 6, 1922 - Dated 1922 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D. C.) - front hinge cracked
- Arbitration Treaties among the American Nations at the Close of the Year 1910 by William R. Manning - Dated 1924 by Oxford University Press
- Resolutions of the Institute of International Law Dealing with the Law of Nations with Historical Introduction and Explanatory Notes by James Brown Scott - Dated 1916 by Oxford University Press
- The Reports to the Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907 by James Brown Scott - Dated 1917 by Oxford University Press
- The Armed Neutralities of 1780 and 1800 by James Brown Scott - Dated 1918 by Oxford University Press
- A Monograph on Plebiscites with a Collection of Official Documents by Sarah Wambaugh - Dated 1920 by Oxford University Press

Unless otherwise noted, the 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: $18.50
Lot 6145

$35
This auction lot includes the following First Edition signed title, and a later printing signed title:

- Genes, Girls, and Gamow After The Double Helix by James D. Watson - Dated 2002 by Alfred A. Knopf
- The Double Helix A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson - Dated 1980 by W.W. Norton & Company - Later printing, soft cover edition, 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 6146

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Tales of Lonely Trails by Zane Grey - Dated 1922 by Harper & Brothers
- The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding - Dated 1902 by Riverside Press (Cambridge)
- One Lives to Tell the Tale by Edmund Gilligan - Dated 1931 by Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith - First Edition
- Williams Sketches by Arthur Ketchum et al. - Dated 1898 by James B. Lyon. Printer (Albany, NY) - Stated First Edition
- The Broken Shaft: Tales in Mid-Ocean by Henry Norman - Dated 1886 by D. Appleton and Company
- Fifteen Funny Monologues by Lorene Bowman - Dated 1926 by Fitzgerald Publishing Corporation

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6147

$26
Title: Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Publisher: Massachusetts Historical Society
Printing Year: 1868
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set, Volume VII - Volume X - Fourth Series

Notes: Bound in black cloth, this antique set is a gold mine of historical data from the earliest days of the republic. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The books exhibit the usual library markings and have antique library labels on the spine covers. Some volumes have chipping/missing matter from the spine cover. They are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6148

$16
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: July through December 1855
Issue Number Range: Vol. VI, No. XXXI through Vol. VI, No. XXXVI

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. 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 6149

$45
This shelf lot includes the very large group antique and vintage ex-library books on World War II 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: $44.50
Lot 6150

$80
Title: Kim
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
Printing Year: circa 1929

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this famous children's story by Rudyard Kipling. The work is illustrated with plates by JLK. The dust jacket design is featured on page 27 of Steven Heller and Seymour Chwast's "Jackets Required: An Illustrated History of American Book Jacket Design, 1920-1950" which attributes the date as 1929, but the publisher as Horace Liveright. The designer of the wonderful art deco styled jacket is Frank Macintosh (initialed FM middle right of front cover). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/4" and contains 376 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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