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Lot 6189

$45
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library 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: $58.50
Lot 6190

$50
Title: The Egyptian Campaigns, 1882 to 1885. New and Revised Edition, Continued to December, 1899
Author: Charles Royle
Publisher: Hurst and Blackett, Limited (London)
Printing Year: 1900

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and design featuring sphinx on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce military history. The author clearly states his goal in the preface: "It has been the object of the Author to make the work in its present form a complete narrative of the rise and fall of the Arabist and Mahdist movements, as well as a history of England’s intervention in Egypt…." The work is illustrated with (fold-out) maps (including intact fold-out frontispiece map with tissue guard). This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with darkening of spine cover and light spotting to covers. Hinges are cracked. Antique paper spine label is visible. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page bears library stamp. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 606 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6191

$35
Title: Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Publisher: Massachusetts Historical Society
Printing Year: 1893-1899
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set, Volume VI - Volume X - Sixth 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: $15.50
Lot 6192

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Battle of Stone's River near Murfreesboro', Tenn. December 30, 1862, to January 3, 1863 by Alexander F. Stevenson - Dated 1884 by James R. Osgood and Company (Boston) - binding split at rear hinge
- Four Years in Secessia: Adventures within and beyond the Union Lines by Junius Henri Browne - Dated 1865 by O. D. Case and Company (Hartford)
- Patriotic Eloquence: Being Selections from One Hundred Years of National Literature by Mrs. C. M. Kirkland - Dated 1866 by Charles Scribner & Co. - title page is detached
- The Life of Ulysses S. Grant by John S. C. Abbott - Dated 1868 by B. B. Russell, Publisher (Boston)

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: $8.50
Lot 6193

$100
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 1870 and 1871. 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 6194

$24
Title: History of the City of Buffalo and Erie County, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers
Editor: H. Perry Smith
Publisher: Unigraphic, Inc. (Evansville, Indiana)
Printing Year: 1976
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this set is a scarce facsimile edition of the 1884 edition published by D. Mason & Co., Publishers of Syracuse, NY. The work is illustrated with portraits and maps. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean pages. Code bars appear at top of rear covers. Presentation bookplates can be seen on front flyleaves and annotations appear on rear flyleaves. Top and bottom edges of text block are stamped. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6195

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

- An Invitation to the White House At Home with History by Hillary Rodham Clinton - Dated 2000 by Simon & Schuster - Unsigned First Printing
- Kennedy by Theodore C. Sorensen - Dated 1965 by Harper & Row
- All Rivers Run to the Sea by Elie Wiesel - Dated 1995 by Alfred A. Knopf
- The Language of Names by Justin Kaplan and Anne Bernays - Dated 1997 by Simon & Schuster - First Printing
- Surviving Madness by Betty Berzon - Dated 2002 by University of Wisconsin Press - First Printing
- The Road From Here Liberalism and Realities in the 1980s by Paul Tsongas - Dated 1981 by Alfred A. Knopf - small tear at top front of dust jacket
- Modern American Memoirs by Annie Dillard and Cort Conley - Dated 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers - 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: $15.50
Lot 6196

$26
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, 1855
Issue Number Range: Vol. V, No. XXV through Vol. V, No. XXX

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 6197

$175
Title: The Portfolio, An Artistic Periodical
Editor: Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Publisher: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday (London)
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in 1/2 leather and green cloth, 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. Original works by Durer, Turner, Railton, Raphael and many others. This ex-library volume exhibits a small stamp on the title page, but is free of marginalia. The boards are detached, but present; the text block is intact. The pages are clean and bright with only light, scattered foxing. The book measures approximately 10" x 14" and contains 246 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6198

$200
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Paul Langhans
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1913 - 1918
Number of Volumes: 5 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. This particular collection includes the years of the First World War and provides an important documentation of the effect of the conflict on this scientific community. A number of the articles and maps relate directly to the war.

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 6199

$16
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library German and French books shown in the corresponding image. It should be noted that this lot contains a significant number of volumes from the works of both the French novelist Honore de Balzac and the German writer Christoph Martin Wieland. 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: $55.50
Lot 6200

$60
Title: The English Patient
Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Printing Year: 1992 Author-Signed First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed first U.S. edition of this novel by Philip Michael Ondaatje (born September 12, 1943), a Sri Lankan-born Canadian novelist and poet of Colombo Chetty and Burgher origin. He is perhaps best known for this, his Booker Prize-winning novel. It was adapted into an Academy-Award-winning film. The author's signature appears on the title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Illustrated dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 307 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6201

$120
Title: The Portfolio, An Artistic Periodical
Editor: Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Publisher: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday (London)
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Bound in 1/2 leather and green cloth, 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. Original works by Durand, Toussaint, van Leyden, Dujardin and many others. This ex-library volume exhibits a small stamp on the title page, but is free of marginalia. The front board is detached, but the text block is intact. The pages are clean and bright with only light, scattered foxing. The book measures approximately 10" x 14" and contains 246 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6203

$130
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 1872 and 1873. 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 6204

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

- Our 110 Days' Fighting by Arthur W. Page - Dated 1920 by Doubleday, Page & Company - "Many maps in text"
- Suicide Battalions by Wendell Westover - Dated 1929 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - "With 46 illustrations by Lucien Jonas"
- Munitions Industry: Minutes of the Price Fixing Committee of the War Industries Board, from July 17 to September 24, 1918 - Dated 1936 by U. S. Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.) - Parts 3 & 4
- History of the American Field Service in France: "Friends of France," 1914 - 1917 - Dated 1920 by Houghton Mifflin Company - 2 volumes
- Liaison, 1914: A Narrative of the Great Retreat by Brigadier-General E. L. Spears - Dated 1931 by Doubleday, Doran & Company - "With fourteen maps and two sketches by Lt.-Co. Sir Morgan Crofton"
- Between Shots by Capt. P. L. Crosby - Dated 1919 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - Spine cover detached

Unless otherwise noted, these 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: $15.50
Lot 6205

$150
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
- Museums and Women and Other Stories by John Updike - Dated 1972 by Alfred A. Knopf - Unsigned First Edition
- Trust Me Short Stories by John Updike - Dated 1987 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Bech Is Back by John Updike - Dated 1982 by Alfred A. Knopf - Unsigned First Edition

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 6206

$12
Title: A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714
Author: Narcissus Luttrell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Printing Year: 1857 Volume III

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work by Narcissus Luttrell (1657–1732), an English historian, diarist, and bibliographer, and briefly Member of Parliament for two different Cornish towns. This is volume III of a six-volume set containing a chronicle of Parliament from 1678 to 1714, distilled from his diary. The period covered in this volume corresponds to the years 1692 to 1695.

Though Luttrell was for almost all this period a private citizen and relied primarily on secondary sources for the workings of Parliament, he is often the best source available for legal and political matters of the time. The legislation itself is covered by the official parliamentary journals, but Luttrell's diary is often the only record of debates within the Houses. As a result, Luttrell provides crucial political information that cannot be gleaned otherwise; as one example out of many, he notes that the debate on taxation of 1691 was divided according to geography, with Norfolk and Suffolk arguing against the remainder of the country over methods of taxation. Since individual votes were not recorded, the political significance of the law would be less clear without Luttrell's record.

Luttrell's diary also covers major events in diplomacy and in literature and the arts as well as parliamentary proceedings, and is supplemented in those areas by annotations within his massive library. He also compiled a bibliography of texts relating to the Popish Plot, "stitch’d books and single sheets." Luttrell had one of the most impressive book collections of his time, but due apparently to financial difficulties he had to divide and sell it, and various portions are now contained in several libraries in Britain and the United States, notably the British Library, Newberry Library and Huntington Library. (Background information courtesy of Wikipedia.)

This ex-library volume lacks boards and spine cover. Front flyleaf is detached. Title page has pencil markings. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 567 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6207

$55
Title: Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society
Publisher: Massachusetts Historical Society
Printing Year: 1900-1912
Number of Volumes: 8 volume set, Volume I - Volume VIII - Seventh Series

Notes: Bound in black cloth, this antique set is a gold mine of historical data from the earliest days of the republic. Volume XII of this series features a fold-out map of Boston and it's harbor as it existed in 1722. 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: $20.50
Lot 6208

$120
This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image. These "Manuals of Corporation of the City of New York" are dated 1854, 1859, 1866. These volumes contain fold-out (color) maps of Manhattan. All volumes have fold-outs of alderman's and councilmen's chambers, as well as numerous other extendable plates. Each volume contains very attractive plates that are excellent examples of Victorian lithography. These plates offer unique images of historical sites and/or moments. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These ex-library books show extensive age/wear indications, with one volume lacking spine and the others that show detaching and chipping to covers. Text blocks are intact. Spine cover of same is detaching from rear gutter. All volumes are ex-library and have the customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6209

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library 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: $60.50
Lot 6210

$175
Title: A Sketch of Chinese History, Ancient and Modern: Comprising a Retrospect of the Foreign Intercourse and Trade with China
Author: Rev. Charles Gutzlaff
Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1834
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth, this antique set is a scarce history of China. The work is illustrated with fold-out maps and tables. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with taping to spines. Hinges are cracked. Both volumes show customary library markings. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 6211

$110
Title: The Portfolio, An Artistic Periodical
Editor: Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Publisher: Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday (London)
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Bound in 1/2 leather and green cloth, 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. Original works by Reynolds, Durer, Michelangelo, Dujardin and many others. This ex-library volume exhibits a small stamp on the title page, but is free of marginalia. There is minor cracking at the spine. The pages are clean and bright with only light, scattered foxing. The book measures approximately 10" x 14" and contains 248 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6212

$45
Title: Commentaries on American Law
Author / Editor: James Kent / O. W. Holmes, Jr.
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Printing Year: 1873
Number of Volumes: 2 volume set

Notes: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce edition of the two final volumes of this work by James Kent (July 31, 1763 – December 12, 1847), an American jurist and legal scholar. He has been long remembered for his "Commentaries on American Law" (four volumes, published 1826-1830), highly respected in England and America. The Commentaries treated both state, federal and international law, and the law of personal rights and of property, and went through six editions in Kent's lifetime. This twelfth edition was edited by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and contains a preface by him.

These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with chipping at corners and along edges. Library spine labels are visible. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Name of library is stamped on title page and interior. Hinges are weak. Water markings appear on top inside corners of both volumes. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6213

$110
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 XXXX and XXXX. 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 6214

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

- European Treaties Bearing on the History of the United States and Its Dependencies to 1648 by Frances Gardiner Davenport - Dated 1917 by Carnegie Institution of Washington (Washington, D.C.) - 2 volumes in wrappers
- Treaties and Conventions with or concerning China and Korea, 1894 - 1904, together with Various State Papers and Documents affecting Foreign Interests by William Woodville Rockhill - Dated 1904 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.) - library binding
- Polish Past in America, 1608 - 1865 by Miecislaus Haiman - Dated 1939 by Polish Roman Catholic Union Archives and Museum (Chicago) - "With 66 illustrations and 2 maps"
- Scotland's Mark on America by George Fraser Black - Dated 1921 by Scottish Section of "America's Making"
- The Coming of the Scot by John H. Finley - Dated 1940 by Charles Scribner's Sons - First Edition
- Foreign News in American Morning Newspapers: A Study in Public Opinion by Julian Laurence Woodward - Dated 1930 by Columbia University 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: $12.50
Lot 6215

$35
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. 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 following issues of the Theater Arts Monthly publication:

- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1928, including issues of Volume XII
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1929, including issues of Volume XIII
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1930, including issues of Volume XIIV

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: $18.50
Lot 6216

$30
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 1926 to October 1927 - Moro Castle, Knife-Fighting Cowboys, D. H. Lawrence piece "A Sunday Stroll in Sleepy Mexico," Apaches, Bavarian Alps, Funeral Rites of Cannibal Chieftain, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1927 to October 1928 - New Hebrides, Heliopolis, Pilgramage, Sitka, "The Pittsburgh of Japan," Hong Kong, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1928 to October 1929 - Sicilian Peasantry, Guatemala, Manchester, "Building America's First Railroads," Cologne, Australia, Mangbetu of Congo, 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 6217

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

- Hebrewisms of West Africa by Joseph J. Williams - Dated 1930 by The Dial Press - Map frontispiece, small split at spine
- Proceedings of the Fourteenth General Convention of the Constitution Grand Lodge (Changed to Supreme Lodge) B'nai B'rith - Dated 1935 by No Publisher listed
- The Voice of Jerusalem by Israel Zangwil - Dated 1921 by The Macmillan Company
- Books Which Included Our Lord and His Apostles by John E.H. Thomson, B.D. - Dated 1891 by T.&T. Clark (Edinburgh) - Small amount of matter lost at top of spine cover
- The New Exodus A Study of Israel in Russia by Harold Frederic - Dated 1892 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Illustrated
- History of the Hebrews, Volumes I and II by R. Kittel - Dated 1895 by Williams and Norgate (London) - notation

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6218

$35
Title: Calendar of State Papers
Editors: William John Hardy et al.
Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode (London)
Printing Year: 1860 -1903
Number of Volumes: 8 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped dark blue cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique set is a scarce collection of primary source documents from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries relating to the earliest English settlements in North America, encounters with Native Americans, piracy in the Atlantic and Caribbean, the trade in slaves, and English conflicts with the Spanish and French. Included in this group are volumes 1, 7, 9-12, 14 of the "Colonial Series." A much earlier volume dates back to 1860 (with subtitle "Colonial Series, 1574 - 1660") and is marked volume I on title page. These ex-library volumes show significant external age/wear, with chipping, tearing and taping to spine covers. Hinges are cracked. Customary library markings, stamps and additions appear in these volumes. The books measure approximately 7 3/4" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $27.50
Lot 6219

$60
This shelf lot includes the very large group of ex-library world history 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 6220

$35
Title: Of a Fire on the Moon
Author: Norman Mailer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1970 Author-Signed Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007), an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter and film director. "Of a Fire on the Moon" is an extensive coverage of the Apollo 11 Moon landing (Project Apollo) from Mailer's distinctive point of view.

The author's signature appears on title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Original dustjacket shows minor tears and creases to edges. Dustjacket also has horizontal tear across spine (approximately 2" from bottom edge). The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 472 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6221

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

- Memoir of Thurlow Weed by Thurlow Weed Barnes- Dated 1884 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company - Illustrated frontispiece
- The Life of Charles Hodge, D.D., LL.D. by A.A. Hodge - Dated 1880 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Illustrated frontispiece
- Life of Canning by H.W.V. Temperley - Dated 1905 by James Finch & Co., Ltd., (London) - notation
- Select Works of Robert Rollock - Dated 1849 by Woodrow Society (Edinburgh) - Front board and front end papers detached, but present
- The Successors of Drake by Julian S. Corbett - Dated 1900 by Longmans, Green, And Co.(London) - Illustrated
- Life and Letters of W.J. Birkbeck, M.A., F.S.A. by Rose Katherine Birkbeck - Dated 1922 by Longmans, Green, And Co.(London)

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6222

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- George Whitefield - The Awakener: A Modern Study of the Evangelical Revival by Rev. Albert D. Belden - Dated 1930 by Cokesbury Press (Nashville, Tennessee) - frontispiece illustration is detaching
- The Life of James McCosh by William Milligan Sloane - Dated 1897 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- An Ambassador of Christ: Being a Biography of the Very Reverend Montgomery Schuyler by William Schuyler - Dated 1901 by Edwin S. Gorham, Publisher - Cracked hinges
- William Clayton's Journal - Dated 1921 by Clayton Family Association / Deseret News
- Uncle John Vassar; or, The Fight of Faith by Rev. T. E. Vassar - Dated 1879 by American Tract Society

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 6223

$100
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 1876 and 1877. 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 6224

$175
Title: Le partage politique de l'Afrique d'apres les transactions internationales les plus recentes (1885 a 1888)
Author: Emile Banning
Publisher: Librairie Europeenne C. Muquardt (Brussels)
Printing Year: 1888

Condition/Details: Rebound in half red leather with raised bands and marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce collection of documents relating to the history of European colonization of Africa. Émile Theodore Joseph Hubert Banning (October 12, 1836 – July 13, 1898) was a doctor of philosophy and literature and a Belgian senior civil servant who played an important role in the Belgian politics of the nineteenth century. Banning was a leading negotiator at the time of the negotiations on the status of Congo of Berlin in 1884 and Brussels in 1890. His political doctrines, based on high international morality and the respect of the law of nations, influenced many Belgian personalities such as Pierre Orts.

The work is illustrated with a large fold-out map at rear of volume. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing at extremities. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. This volume shows the customary library markings on endpapers. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 181 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6225

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

- Region of Unlikeness by Jorie Graham - Dated 1991 by The Ecco Press (Hopewell, NJ)
- Materialism by Jorie Graham - Dated 1993 by The Ecco Press (Hopewell, NJ)
- The Errancy by Jorie Graham - Dated 1997 by The Ecco Press (Hopewell, NJ) - First Printing
- Jersey Rain by Robert Pinsky - Dated 2000 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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
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