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Lot 6264

$35
Title: "Graybeard's" Colorado; or, Notes on the Centennial State, Describing a Trip from Philadelphia to Denver and back, in the Autumn and Winter of 1881-82
Author: John Franklin Graff
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1882 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering and embossing, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century work on the Western United States. The character of this work is summarized in the author's preface: "The following letters, substantially as here republished, originally appeared in "The Philadelphia Press" during the autumn and winter of 1881-82, and were intended to convey the author's impressions of the West, its public improvements, mineral developments and wealth, and the character, pursuits, and progress of its people." This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing and dog ears. Antique library spine labels are visible. This volume shows customary library markings. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" and contains 90 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6265

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- The Family Arsenal by Paul Theroux - Dated 1976 by Houghton Mifflin Company - First Printing; small scuffs to dust jacket spine cover
- Sir Vidia's Shadow A Friendship Across Five Continents by Paul Theroux - Dated 1998 by Houghton Mifflin Company - First Printing
- Chicago Loop by Paul Theroux - Dated 1990 by Random House
- The Consul's File by Paul Theroux - Dated 1977 by Houghton Mifflin Company - First Printing
- The Kingdom By the Sea by Paul Theroux - Dated 1983 by Hamish Hamilton (London)

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 6266

$18
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 1935 to October 1936 - Rhodes, Africa, "Red Battalions of the Sky," Japan, Elephants, Leningrad, Hamburg, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1936 to October 1937 - Spanish Civil War, New Guinea, Basque Peasants, Cinco de Mayo, Dublin, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1937 to October 1938 - Obregon Monument, Suez Canal, 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: $20.50
Lot 6267

$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 June 1942, including issues of Volume XXVI
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated July to December 1942, including issues of Volume XXVI
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1943, including issues of Volume XXVII

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: $15.50
Lot 6268

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

- The Works of Edmund Spenser by J. Payne Collier - Dated 1862 by Bell and Daldy (London) - Five-volume set bound in red leather with raised bands. Boards of volume II detaching. Substantial external age/wear
- The Literary Souvenir: A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXXVIII by Wm. E. Burton - Dated 1838 by E. L. Carey & A. Hart (Philadelphia) - rebacked spine
- The Amaranth; or, Token of Remembrance - Dated 1847 by Phillips & Sampson (Boston) - rebacked spine

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: $15.50
Lot 6269

$50
This shelf lot includes the group of modern literature 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: $15.50
Lot 6270

$20
Title: Fifty Years in Madagascar: Personal Experiences of Mission Life and Work
Author: James Sibree
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1924 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth, this antique volume is a scarce memoir by architect, missionary and naturalist James Sibree (1836 - 1929) .

Sibree was born in Hull on April 14, 1836. In his early life, Sibree served as an engineer's pupil and worked for the Hull Board of Health (1859-1863). In 1863 he sailed to Madagascar having been appointed Architect of the Memorial Churches, Tananarive, for the London Missionary Society (LMS). He worked on the churches at Ambatonakanga, Ambohipotsy, Andohalo and Manjakaray. He returned to England in 1867 to study at Spring Hill College, Moseley, near Birmingham. During his time at Spring Hill he also carried out deputation work for the London Missionary Society. James Sibree was ordained in 1870. He was also married in February of that year to Deborah Richardson. Together with his wife, he returned Madagascar as a missionary and was stationed at Ambohimanga. He worked on a revision of the Malagasy Bible, took part in a deputation and in 1876 went to work at the Theological Institution in Tananarive. In September 1877 the Sibrees returned to England, owing to problems with the local government. From 1877 to 1879, he carried out deputation work in England. In November 1879 he was appointed as Principal of the London Missionary Society High School at Vizagapatam, South India. However, due to illness the Sibrees returned to England in June 1880. From 1880 to 1883 he once more carried out deputation work in England. In 1883, he and his wife were re-appointed to Madagascar, where Sibree became Principal of the LMS College at Tananarive. The Sibrees left Madagascar, arriving back in England in November 1916. Deborah Sibree became ill, and a great deal of James Sibree's time was devoted to nursing her. She died on July 21, 1920. In the last years of his life, James Sibree continued to carry out much of the deputation work for the LMS and the Bible Society. In 1923, James Sibree completed the Register of Missionaries and Deputations of the LMS.

The work contains a frontispiece illustration, plates and a map. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The customary library markings are present. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 359 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6271

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

- History of the United Netherlands, Volumes I and II by John Lothrop Motley - Dated 1861 by Harper & Brothers - 1/2 leather with marbled boards; Volume I spine cover has lost matter
- History of Holland, Volumes I, II and III by C. M. Davies - Dated 1841, 1842, 1844 by John W. Parker - Volume I in 1/2 leather with raised bands

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: $12.50
Lot 6272

$35
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: The American Journal of Philology
Editor: Basil L. Gildersleeve
Issue Date Range: 1885 through 1890
Issue Number Range: Volume VI, No. 21 through Vol. XI, No. 44

Notes:Bound in half leather with raised bands and marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce collection of bound early issues of this scholarly journal. Founded in 1880 by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1831 - 1924), this quarterly published by the Johns Hopkins University has helped to shape American classical scholarship. Today, the Journal has achieved worldwide recognition as a forum for international exchange among classicists and philologists by publishing original research in classical literature, philology, linguistics, history, society, religion, philosophy, and cultural and material studies. Book review sections are featured in every issue.

This group contains volumes VI to XI without volume VII. These ex-library volumes show light age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. Withdrawal stamps appear on blank page at rear of volumes. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6273

$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 1886 and 1887. 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 1887 volume has a detached spine cover. 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 6274

$225
Title: In Zululand with the British throughout the War of 1879
Author: Charles L. Norris-Newman
Publisher: W. H. Allen & Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1880 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of an eyewitness account of the Anglo-Zulu war by an ex-British officer who served as special correspondent for The London Standard in the war.

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded photogravure portrait frontispiece of Chelmsford and three other portraits: a photogravure of Wolseley, a mounted photograph of Sir Bartle Frere and a steel-engraving of Cetewayo. Also included are a large, linen-backed, fold-out military map at the front of volume and eight fold-out lithographed plans throughout the book. This ex-library volume lacks spine cover and has detached boards. Text block is intact with lightly age-toned pages. Antique bookplate appears at front of volume; card pocket at rear. Title page is stamped. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9" and contains 343 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6275

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

- The Reign of William Rufus, Volumes I and II by Edward A. Freeman - Dated 1882 by Clarendon Press (Oxford) - Bright gilt stamping
- Recollections of Royalty, Volumes I and II by Charles C. Jones, Esq. - Dated 1828 by Saunders and Otley (London)
- Annals of the House of Hanover, Volumes I and II by Sir Andrew Halliday - Dated 1826 by William Sams (London) - Full leather; Volume II has a detaching spine cover with lost matter
- John Lackland by Kate Norgate - Dated 1902 by Macmillan and Co., (London) - Illustrated with maps
- Title by Author - Dated YEAR by Publisher - 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: $15.50
Lot 6276

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles published by the Camden Society of London:

- Letters and Papers of the Verney Family by John Bruce - Dated 1853 - Volume lacks upper portion of spine cover, hinges are cracked
- Correspondence of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leycester, during His Government of the Low Countries by John Bruce - Dated 1844 - binding splitting at front and rear hinges
- Liber Famelicus of Sir James Whitelocke: A Judge of the Court of King's Bench in the Reign of James I. and Charles I. by John Bruce - Dated 1858 - top third of spine cover detaching at front gutter
- The Chronicle of Calais in the Reigns of Henry VII. and Henry VIII. to the Year 1540 by John Gough Nichols - Dated 1846 - front board detaching
- Letters from George Lord Carew to Sir Thomas Roe, Ambassador to the Court of the Great Mogul, 1615 - 1617 by John MacLean - Dated 1860 - hinges reinforced

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6277

$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 1944, including issues of Volume XXVIII
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1945, including issues of Volume XXIX
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1946, including issues of Volume XXX

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: $16.50
Lot 6278

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

- Bracebridge Hall, or the Humorists: A Medley by Geoffrey Crayon (Washington Irving) - Dated 1880 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - "Author's revised edition"
- A Tennessean Abroad, or Letters from Europe, Africa, and Asia by Randal W. MacGavock - Dated 1854 by Redfield - volume lacks spine cover and boards are detached
- Stories of the March: Romance of the Nineteenth Century Crusade by Mary Allen West - Dated 1886 by Woman's Temperance Publication Association (Chicago) - Volume I
- The West - Dated 1901 by McClure, Phillips & Co. - "Tales from McClure's"
- Stories of the Army - Dated 1894 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- Stories of the Railway - Dated 1894 by Charles Scribner's Sons

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: $8.50
Lot 6279

$20
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique & vintage literary titles shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $55.50
Lot 6280

$50
Title: The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Printing Year: 1980 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue quarter-cloth with white paper boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002), an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation. Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

"The Panda's Thumb" is the second volume of collected essays by Gould. The essays were culled from his monthly column "This View of Life" in Natural History magazine, to which Gould contributed for 27 years. The book deals, in typically discursive fashion, with themes familiar to Gould's writing: evolution and its teaching, science biography, probabilities and common sense.

The author's signature appears on title page. The work contains in-text illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact illustrated dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 343 pages. It should be noted that another signed title by Stephen Jay Gould is being offered in this auction. Please see lot 20. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6281

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The History of Spain and Portugal - Dated 1833 by Baldwin and Cradock (London)
- History of the Reign of Philip the Second, Volumes I, II and III by William H. Prescott - Dated 1855, 1857, 1859 by Phillips, Sampson and Company (Boston) - Illustrated frontispieces
- Antonio Perez and Philip II by M. Mignet - Dated 1846 by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans (London)
- The Sacrifice of a Throne by H. Remsen Whitehouse - Dated 1897 by Bonnell, Silver and Co. - Spine cover has lost matter

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: $12.50
Lot 6283

$80
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 1888 and 1889. 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 6284

$22
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, 1854
Issue Number Range: Vol. III, No. XIII through Vol. III, No. XVIII

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 684 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 6285

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 1995 by Dutton - First Printing
- Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 2000 by HarperCollins
- Where Is Here? by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 1992 by The Ecco Press
- Marya A Life by c - Dated 1986 by E.P. Dutton
- Man Crazy by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 1997 by E.P. Dutton - First Printing
- Solstice by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 1985 by E.P. Dutton - First Printing
- Angel of Light by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 1981 by E.P. Dutton - 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 6286

$24
Title: A History of the House of Percy from the Earliest Times down to the Present Century
Author: Gerald Brenan
Publisher: Freemantle & Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1902 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce history of an English aristocratic family. "There was, perhaps, no more illustrious House in the English nobility than that of Percy. Both in the age of chivalry, and in the so-called 'Renaissance' or Reformation period, the house of Northumberland occupied a position of great, if not paramount, importance. Consequently the reader is here brought into closer contact with such historical magnates as King Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey, Archbishop Cranmer, Queen Elizabeth and her mother, Cromwell, Earl of Essex, the two Cecils, and King James I, than - unless he is an advanced student - he has ever been before. Many original documents, little known to the general public are here revealed, and the result is very unfavourable to the reputations of the mighty dead. Her relations as a girl with Northumberland add a pathos to the life of Anne Boleyn, and to her cruel death, which the author has well delineated." (editor's introduction).

The work is lavishly illustrated with frontispiece portraits, (color) plates, and genealogical charts (all called-for fold-out charts are present and intact). These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear. Binding of volume I is split between pages 256 and 257. Second volume is solidly bound. Antique library spine labels are visible. Customary library markings appear on endpapers and title pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 6287

$14
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 Rosamond Gilder - Dated January to December 1947, including issues of Volume XXXI
- edited by Charles Macarthur - Dated January to October 1948, including issues of Volume XXXII
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1949, including issues of Volume XXXIII

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 6288

$200
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Paul Langhans
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1927-1930
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 6289

$50
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on theology 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 6290

$18
Title: History of the Commune of 1871
Author / Translator: Lissagaray / Eleanor Marx Aveling
Publisher: Reeves and Turner (London)
Printing Year: 1886 First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Paris Commune written by Hippolyte Prosper Olivier Lissagaray (1838 - 1901), and translated by Eleanor Marx (1855 - 1898), the daughter of Karl Marx. Marx notes in her introduction: "The following translation of Lissagaray’s Histoire de la Commune was made many years ago, at the express wish of the author, who, besides making many emendations in his work, wrote nearly a hundred pages especially for this English version. The translation, in fact, was made from the Histoire de la Commune as prepared for a second edition — an edition which the French Government would not allow to be published. This explanation is necessary in view of the differences between the translation and the first edition of Lissagaray’s book." This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. 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" x 9" and contains 500 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6291

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

- The Guardian of Marie Antoinette, Volumes I and II by Lillian C. Smythe - Dated 1902 by Hutchinson & Co. (London) - Illustrated frontispieces
- Recollections of Mirabeau by Etienne Dumont - Dated 1833 by Carey & Lea (Philadelphia) - Marbled boards
- Woman & Rococo in France by Karl Toth - Dated 1931 by George G. Harrap (London) - Extensively illustrated
- Memoirs of Count Miot De Melito - Dated 1881 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Spine cover detaching

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: $12.50
Lot 6292

$10
This lot includes the bound collection of pamphlets by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Division of International Law) shown in the corresponding image. These are numbers 1 - 20 and date from the years 1914 through 1915. All pamphlets have well-preserved original red wrappers. This ex-library volume shows minor external age/wear. Front hinge is cracked. Lightly age-toned pages show no marginalia. Antique library bookplate appears at front of volume; card pocket is attached at rear. 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: $4.50
Lot 6293

$50
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 1890 and 1891. 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. Both volumes have detached, but present, front boards. 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 6294

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Remains of the Early Popular Poetry of England by W. Carew Hazlitt - Dated 1864-1866 by John Russell Smith (London) - 3 volumes. Binding of first volume is split at front hinge
- In Peril and Privation: Stories of Marine Disaster Retold by James Payn - Dated 1885 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers - "Harper's Handy Series" No. 23
- Thanksgiving: Memories of the Day: Helps to the Habit by William Adams - Dated 1867 by Charles Scribner & Co.
- Tales of Glauber-Spa by C. M. Sedgwick et al. - Dated 1856 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers
- The Club-Book: Being Original Tales by James et al. - Dated 1836 by Harper & Brothers - Two volumes in one

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 6295

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

- History of Iceland by Knut Gjerset, PhD. - Dated 1924 by The Macmillan Company - This lot also contains a duplicate of this volume
- Pioneers of Freedom by Sveinbjorn Johnson - Dated 1930 by The Stratford Company (Boston) - Illustrated with photos and drawings
- The Island of Fire by Rev. P.C. Headley - Dated 1875 by Lee and Shepherd (Boston) - Illustrated with engravings; decorative cover with gilt stamping; spine cover exhibits some splitting

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: $9.50
Lot 6296

$45
Title: The Armies of the First French Republic and the Rise of the Marshals of Napoleon
Author: Colonel Ramsay Weston Phipps
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Printing Year: 1926 / 1929
Number of Volumes: 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is constituted by the first two volumes of a scarce military history devoted to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic period. Volume I is entitled "The Armee du Nord" / Volume II "The Armies de la Moselle, du Rhin, de Sambre-et-Meuse, de Rhin-et-Moselle." Colonel Ramsay Weston Phipps (1838 - 1923) had originally planned to write a series of biographies of the imperial marshals, then substituted them with these histories of the armies of the republic and empire, treating the armies as schools of the marshals.

The work is illustrated with intact fold-out maps. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear. Binding of second volume is cracked at title page and between pages 454 and 455. Lightly age-toned pages are clean. Antique library spine labels are clearly visible. Customary library markings appear on endpapers and title pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 6297

$30
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 Rosamond Gilder - Dated January to December 1951, including issues of Volume XXXV
- edited by Charles Macarthur - Dated January to October 1952, including issues of Volume XXXVI
- edited by Edith J.R. Isaacs - Dated January to December 1953, including issues of Volume XXXVII

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 6298

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

- Maps and Diagrams Showing Present Conditions New York and Its Environs, March, 1923 by Physical Survey - Dated 1923 by uncredited publisher - front flyleaf is detached
- Social Organization by W. H. R. Rivers - Dated 1924 by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. (London)
- History of St. George's Church in the City of New York, 1752 - 1811 - 1911 by Rev. Henry Anstice - Dated 1911 by Harper & Brothers
- Valentine's City of New York: A Guide Book by Henry Collins Brown - Dated 1920 by Valentine's Manual, Inc. - original pictorial wrappers bound in stiff library wrappers
- Official Brooklyn Guide Book - Dated 1939 by Henin & Company - original wrappers bound in stiff library wrappers
- Results of the Archibald Expeditions - Dated 1935-1942 by American Museum of Natural History - Bulletins Nos. 7, 29, 41 in original wrappers. Bulletins are contained in library casing.
- Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts: Transactions, 1892 - 1894 - Dated 1895 by Colonial Society of Massachusetts - 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: $9.50
Lot 6299

$45
This shelf lot includes the 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 6300

$22
Title: Darwin: The Indelible Stamp - The Evolution of an Idea
Editor: James D. Watson
Publisher: Running Press (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 2005 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in illustrated wrappers, this volume is a scarce collection of the writings of Charles Darwin, with the full text of four of the most influential of Darwin's works: "On the Origin of Species"; "Voyage of the Beagle"; "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex"; and "The Expressions of Emotions in Man and Animals." Each is introduced by Nobel Laureate Dr. James Watson, explaining the importance of Darwin's work to the modern field of genome research. Watson's signature appears on title page. The work contains in-text illustrations. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" and contains 1260 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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