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Lot 6226

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

- Theodore Roosevelt Cyclopedia by Hart & Ferleger - Dated 1941 by Roosevelt Memorial Association
- "Marse Henry": An Autobiography by Henry Watterson - Dated 1919 by George H. Doran Company - Volume II
- Letters and Papers of John Singleton Copley and Henry Pelham, 1739 - 1776 - Dated 1914 by Massachusetts Historical Society
- The Apostle of Alaska: The Story of William Duncan of Metlakahtla by John W. Arctander - Dated 1909 by Fleming H. Revell Company - Second Edition. Volume lacks spine cover
- Life and Art of Edwin Booth by William Winter - Dated 1893 by Macmillan and Co.
- Henry Boynton Smith by His Wife - Dated 1881 by A. C. Armstrong & Son - part of spine cover and front board are detached

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: $15.50
Lot 6227

$40
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 1931, including issues of Volume XV
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1932, including issues of Volume XVI
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1933, including issues of Volume XVII

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: $20.50
Lot 6228

$130
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Dr. A. Supan
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1919 - 1922
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 6229

$60
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage books on European 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: $67.50
Lot 6230

$26
Title: History of the Princes de Conde in the XVIth and XVIIth Centuries
Author: Le Duc d'Aumale
Publisher: Richard Bentley and Son (London)
Printing Year: 1872
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Rebound in brown cloth with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce history of the princes of Condé, from the origins of the Capetians until 1610. This work was written by Henri Eugène Philippe Louis d'Orléans, duc d'Aumale (January 16, 1822 – May 7, 1897), the fifth and second youngest son of Louis-Philippe, King of the French and Duc d'Orléans and Marie Amalie of Bourbon-Sicilies. He took the title of Duc d'Aumale. He was a leader for the Orleanist cause of a constitutional monarchy in France. He was also a noted collector of old manuscripts and books. His library remains at Chantilly.

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and a cloth-backed fold-out map. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6231

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Are the Jews a Race? by Karl Kautsky - Dated 1926 by International Publishers
- The Voice of Jerusalem by Israel Zangwil - Dated 1920 by William Heinemann
- The Jewish Family Almanac - Dated 1943 by F.F.F. Publishers, Inc. - Illustrated with photography
- About Zionism by Albert Einstein - Dated 1931 by The Macmillan Company
- Our Jewish Neighbors by John Stuart Conning, D.D. - No Publishing Date given by Fleming W. Revell Company - Small split at top of spine
- The World Significance of a Jewish State by A.A. Berle - Dated 1918 by Mitchell Kennerly
- The History and Literature of the Israelites, Volumes I and II - Dated 1870 by Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer (London) - Marbled boards; Volume I lacks spine cover
- Great Britain, Palestine and the Jews - Dated 1918 by George H. Doran Company

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: $10.50
Lot 6232

$200
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Paul Langhans
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1930 - 1935
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set (supplementary volumes XLV to XLVIII)

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 6233

$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 1878 and 1879. 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 and spine cover are detaching from the 1878 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 6234

$28
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. These volumes date between the year 1894 and 1910 and all contain documentation of the proceedings of national conferences relating to "Good City Government." These books were published by the National Municipal League. 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: $20.50
Lot 6235

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

- Domestic Annals of Scotland, Volumes I and II by Robert Chambers - Dated 1859 by W. & R. Chambers (Edinburgh) - 1/2 leather with raised bands, front board detached, but present on Volume II
- Sketches of Early Scotch History by C. Innes - Dated 1861 by Edmonston and Douglas (Edinburgh) - Marbled boards
- Clanland by William Stewart - No Date given by London Midland and Scottish Railway Company - Illustrated in color

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: $10.50
Lot 6236

$30
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 to December, 1854
Issue Number Range: Vol. IV, No. XIX through Vol. IV, No. XXIV

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 672 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 6237

$60
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 1934, including issues of Volume XVIII
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1935, including issues of Volume XIX
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1936, including issues of Volume XX
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1937, including issues of Volume XXI


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: $20.50
Lot 6238

$55
Title: Ice-Pack and Tundra: An Account of the Search for the Jeannette and a Sledge Journey through Siberia
Author: William H. Gilder
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1883 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in brown cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of the account of William H. Gilder, correspondent of the "New York Herald," of his experiences on board the USS Rodgers during the Jeanette Relief Expedition. The Jeanette expedition to the North Pole, led by Lieutenant George Washington DeLong, ended in disaster with only two of 33 members surviving. The USS Rodgers too was lost, however a sledge journey carried Gilder and the others across Siberia and eventually to America. Discussed is the discovery of DeLong's journals and body by his companion George Melville.

The work contains 48 illustrations and 3 well-preserved maps, including a large fold-out map, colored in outline, with minor loss of material to bottom right-hand corner of central panel (see image). This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; library card is attached at rear of volume. Library stamps appear on title page, final page of text, and on edges of text block. Withdrawal stamp in small type can be seen on rear flyleaf. No other library markings are visible. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 344 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6239

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library reference 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: $62.50
Lot 6240

$250
Title: The History of the Siege of Lisbon
Author: Jose Saramago
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
Printing Year: 1997 First printing

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed boards with bright gilt embossing, this volume is a first U.S. edition of the Nobel-laureate Portuguese novelist's literary reflection on language and translation, history and historiography, expressed through the romantic tale of a proofreader and his editor who, in revising the wording of a medieval text, rewrite their past and present. The author's signature appears on title page, together with date 23. 10. 9_ (last digit illegible). The volume and dustjacket are in fine condition, and the book is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Dustjacket is in mylar cover. It measures approximately 5.75" x 8.5" and contains 314 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6241

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Romances of the French Revolution, Volumes I and II by G. Lenotre - Dated 1908 by William Heinemann
- The Tragedy of an Army: La Vendee in 1793 by I.A. Taylor - Dated 1913 by Hutchinson & Co. (London) - Illustrated frontispiece, gilt stamping
- The Reign of Terror - Dated 1998 by J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia) - Two volumes in one
- French Revolutionary Generals by Major Arthur Griffiths - Dated 1891 by Chapman and Hall (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: $10.50
Lot 6242

$18
Title: Recensio Synoptica Annotationis Sacrae: Being a Critical Digest and Synoptical Arrangement of the Most Important Annotations of the New Testament, Exegetical, Philological, and Doctrinal: Carefully Collected and Condensed from the Best Commentators, Both Ancient and Modern, and So Digested as to Form One Consistent Body of Annotation, in Which Each Portion Is Systematically Attributed to Its Respective Author, and the Foreign Matter Translated into English; The Whole Accompanied with a Copious Body of Original Annotations
Author: Rev. S. T. Bloomfield
Publisher: C. and J. Rivington (London)
Printing Year: 1826 Volume I

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce theological work by Samuel Thomas Bloomfield (1784 - 1869). This ex-library volume is disbound. Text block is intact with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 2/4" and contains 628 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6243

$90
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 1880 and 1881. 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 and spine cover are detaching on 1880 volume; front board is detached, but present on 1881 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 6244

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of hardcover issues of Carnegie Endowment pamphlets shown in the corresponding image. These issues are numbered 44 to 56 and were published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Division of International Law, between 1921 and 1937. These ex-library volumes show minor external age/ wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Customary library markings are present. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6245

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- The Vanishing American Jew In Search of Jewish Identity for the Next Century by Alan M. Dershowitz - Dated 1997 by Little, Brown and Company - First Printing
- Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz - Dated 1991 by Little, Brown and Company - First Printing; library stamp on title page
- Contrary To Popular Opinion by Alan M. Dershowitz - Dated 1992 by Pharos Books- 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: $8.50
Lot 6246

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of bound issues of the periodical "Short Stories" shown in the corresponding image. This title was published by The Current Literature Publishing Company of New York. Included in this collection are issues Volume XXVIII No. 1 to Volume XXXII No. 3 that correspond to the dates October 1897 to December 1898. This set lacks volume corresponding to issue of June 1898. All these periodicals are in sturdy library binding and have in-text illustrations on lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates and card pockets appear at front and rear of volumes. 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: $12.50
Lot 6247

$150
Title: The Portfolio, An Artistic Periodical
Editor: Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Publisher: Seeley and Company (London)
Printing Year: 1870-1871, 1886-1888
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set

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, by recognized masters. This ex-library volume exhibits the typical markings and labels. There are approximately 12 engravings PER volume that have a library stamp somewhere on the page; that leaves many fine, unmarked images per volume as well. The pages exhibit only light, scattered foxing. The bindings vary in condition, but the text blocks are intact. The books measure approximately 10" x 14". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 6248

$55
This shelf lot includes the material from the German-language scholarly publication "Petermanns geographische Mitteilungen" shown in the corresponding image. This group is made up of individual supplementary issues or "Erganzungshefte", numbered 186 to 188, and 196 (dating to 1924-1928), as well as two bound volumes containing indexes for the years 1885 through 1904. Issues and volumes are ex-library material with customary markings. Supplementary issues are in their original wrappers and have been well preserved. Bound volumes show very little external wear. Age-toned pages show no markings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6249

$80
This shelf lot includes the very large group of 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: $55.50
Lot 6250

$10
Title: Reminiscences, Sermons, and Correspondence Proving Adherence to the Principle of Christian Science as Taught by Mary Baker Eddy
Author: Augusta E. Stetson
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1913

Condition/Details: Bound in blue leatherette with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce theological work by Augusta Emma Stetson (née Simmons) (1842-1928), an American Christian Science leader. The work is illustrated with many tissue-guarded plates that include portraits of author and Mary Baker Eddy as well as different churches, corner stones, etc. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with fraying along gutters. The book is solidly bound with clean pages with gilt edges. Antique library spine label is visible. The customary library markings appear on endpapers and title page. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4" and contains 1188 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6251

$18
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 1938, including issues of Volume XXII
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1939, including issues of Volume XXIII
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1940, including issues of Volume XXIV
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to June 1941, including issues of Volume XXV

- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated July to December 1941, including issues of Volume XXV

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: $20.50
Lot 6252

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

- The Life of Edward Irving by Mrs. Oliphant - Dated 1862 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers
- Friends in the Seventeenth Century by Charles Evans - Dated 1876 by Friends' Book-Store (Philadelphia) - Volume lacks spine cover and front board is detaching
- A World of Wonders with Anecdotes and Opinions concerning Popular Superstitions by Albany Poyntz - Dated 1845 by Richard Bentley (London)
- The Astronomy of the Bible by O. M. Mitchel - Dated 1863 by Blakeman & Mason - volume lacks spine cover and front board is detaching
- History of Christian Names - Dated 1863 by Parker, Son, and Bourn - Volume I

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 6253

$120
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 1882 and 1883. 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 spine cover and front board are detaching, but present on the 1882 volume; the back board is detached, but present and the spine cover has loss of material on 1883 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 6254

$18
Title: A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest Accounts to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. Containing Thirty Thousand Biographies and Literary Notices, with Forty Indexes of Subjects
Editors: S. Austin Allibone / John Foster Kirk
Publisher: Childs and Peterson (Philadelphia)
Printing Years: 1870 - 1871
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Rebound in brown cloth with marbled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century reference work edited by Samuel Austin Allibone (April 17, 1816 – September 2, 1889), an American author and bibliographer. He devoted himself chiefly to reading and to bibliographical research, acquired a very unusual knowledge of English and American literature, and is remembered as the compiler of this well-known reference work. "The Critical Dictionary" was projected by George W. Childs, owner of the "Philadelphia Public Ledger," and cost over $60,000. The two supplementary volumes, edited by John Foster Kirk, were added in 1891.

These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with catalogue numbers appearing in gilt on spine covers. The books are solidly bound with lightly age toned pages. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type are visible on rear endpapers. Library stamp can be seen on title pages. The books measure approximately 7 1/4" x 10 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 6255

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

- The Memoirs of Francesco Crispi, Volumes I and II by Mary Prichard-Agnetti - Dated 1912 by Hodder and Stoughton - Illustrated frontispieces
- Nooks and By-Ways of Italy by Craufurd Tait Ramage - Dated 1868 by Edward Howell (Liverpool) - Back board detached, but present, spine cover lacking
- The Trinity of Italy - Dated 1867 by Edward Moxon & Co., (London) - Illustrated frontispiece
- Naples in 1799 by Constance H.D. Giglioli - Dated 1903 by John Murray (London) - Splitting at top of spine and small loss of matter to upper spine cover
- Cosimo I Duke of Florence by Cecily Booth - Dated 1912 by Cambridge University Press - Illustrated
- Castle St. Angelo and the Evil Eye by William W. Story - Dated 1877 by Chapman and Hall (London) - Decorative cover and illustrated with engravings

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 6256

$35
Title: Baptist Hymn Writers and Their Hymns
Author: Henry S. Burrage
Publisher: Brown Thurston & Company (Portland, Maine)
Printing Year: 1888 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with beveled boards and bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce theological reference work. The work is illustrated with a number of engraved portraits. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library spine label is visible. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; withdrawal stamp in small type appears on rear endpaper. Title page has word "reserved" in small type stamped at its center. The book measures approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 682 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6257

$120
Title: The Portfolio, An Artistic Periodical
Editor: Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Publisher: Seeley and Company (London)
Printing Year: 1889-1893
Number of Volumes: 5 volume set

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, by recognized masters. This ex-library volume exhibits the typical markings and labels. There are approximately 12 engravings PER volume that have a library stamp somewhere on the page; that leaves many fine, unmarked images per volume as well. The pages exhibit only light, scattered foxing. The bindings vary in condition, but the text blocks are intact. The volumes for the years 1889-90 and 1891-93 have detached spine covers; several have detached, but present boards. The books measure approximately 10" x 14". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 6258

$150
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Paul Langhans
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1923 - 1926
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 6259

$50
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: $52.50
Lot 6260

$90
Title: The Prisoner of Sex
Author: Norman Mailer
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Printing Year: 1971 Author-Signed Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth-backed spine with paper-covered panels, 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. This work is Mailer's generally oppositional response to the women's liberation movement. The author's signature appears on a preliminary page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Original dustjacket with author's photograph on front cover is in mylar. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/4" and contains 240 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6261

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

- The Life of Lord Clive, Volumes I and II by Sir George Forrest - Dated 1918 by Cassell and Company (London) - Illustrated
- The House of Lyme by The Lady Newton - Dated 1917 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - Bright gilt stamping on cover; illustrated
- The Despatches of Earl Gower by Oscar Browning - Dated 1885 by Cambridge University Press - Spine cover detaching
- Foreign Reminiscences by Henry Richard Lord Holland - Dated 1851 by Harper & Brothers

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: $10.50
Lot 6263

$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 1884 and 1885. 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 1884 volume is splitting along the back gutter, the 1885 volume's front board is detaching. 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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