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Lot 6301

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

- The Successors of Drake by Julian S. Corbett - Dated 1900 by Longmans, Green and Co. (London) - Bright gilt stamping
- Life of the Right Honourable William Edward Forster, Volumes I and II by T. Wemyss Reid - Dated 1888 by Chapman and Hall (London) - Illustrated frontispieces
- George Selwyn His Letters and His Life by E.S. Roscoe - Dated 1899 by T. Fisher Unwin (London) - Decorative gilt stamping, small splits at spine
- Essays and Monographs by William Francis Allen - Dated 1890 by Geo. W. Ellis (Boston) - Illustrated frontispiece
- The Life and Works of Francis Hopkinson by George Everett Hastings - Dated 1926 by The University of Chicago Press - Gilt stamping, illustrated frontispiece
- The Life of William Dummer Powell by William Renwick Riddell - Dated 1924 by Michigan Historical Commission (Lansing) - Illustrated

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: $16.50
Lot 6302

$35
Title: The Edinburgh Tales
Editor: Mrs. Johnstone (Christian Isobel Johnstone)
Publisher: William Tait (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1845 - 1846
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Rebound in maroon cloth with (marbled boards), this antique set is a scarce anthology of fiction edited by Christian Isobel Johnstone (1781 – 1857), a prolific journalist and author in Scotland in the nineteenth century. She was a significant early feminist and an advocate of other liberal causes in her era.

This work brings together original material with reprints, presenting adventure and romance in foreign settings (Hungary, the Swiss Alps, Germany, Ireland, North America [upstate New York]). There are 45 stories in all, ranging from a few pages in length to a full-length novel. The present volume has multiple contributions by her, as well as by Mrs. C. F. Gore, Mary Russell Mitford, Sir Thomas Dick Lauder and Maurice O'Connell. Other authors include Mrs. Fraser, William Howitt, Mary Howitt, John Mills ("The Days of Old"), Robert Nicoll, Edward Quillian, Mrs. Crowe ("The Story of Martha Guinnis and Her Son"), M. Fraser Tytler, Colonel Johnson, plus Carlyle's translations from the German of Hoffman.

First volume is in library binding, second volume has been rebacked. Third volume is in original half leather binding. This last volume shows chipping at extremities and rubbing to boards. Rear hinge of first volume is cracked, as is front hinge of third volume. All volumes show customary library stamps and markings. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 6303

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

- Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood - Dated 1989 by Doubleday
- Just As I Thought by Grace Paley - Dated 1998 by Farrar, Straus, Giroux
- Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni - Dated 1999 by Doubleday
- The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Caroline Kennedy - Dated 2001 by Hyperion - First Printing
- The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich - Dated 2002 by Perennial - First Printing, soft cover
- "A" Is For Alibi by Sue Grafton - Dated 1987 by Bantam - Soft cover


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 6304

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

- Descriptive Catalogue of the Writings of Sir Walter Scott by John Thomson - Dated 1898 by Free Library of Philadelphia - Bulletin No. 1. Volume lacks spine cover
- The Myths of the Rhine by X. B. Saintine - Dated 1875 by Scribner, Armstrong, and Company
- Emigrant Life in Kansas by Percy G. Ebbutt - Dated 1886 by Swan Sonnenschein and Co. (London)
- Stories for the Home Circle - Dated 1857 by G. P. Putnam & Co. - "Putnam's Library of Choice Stories"
- Life in Prairie Land by Eliza W. Farnham - Dated 1868 by Harper & Brothers, Publishers

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: $10.50
Lot 6305

$40
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 1892 and 1893. 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 1893 volume has a detached, but present front board. 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 6306

$45
Title: Klopstocks sammtliche Werke
Author: Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
Publisher: G. J. Goschen'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
Printing Year: 1854
Number of Volumes: 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with raised bands, marbled boards and bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century edition of the works of the German poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (July 2, 1724 – March 14, 1803). Between 1750 and 1780, Klopstock was the most celebrated poet in Germany. He was a key figure of the German literary revival of the later 18th century. He redefined the sublime style for a whole generation of writers. Goethe, Schiller, Hölderlin, and many others acknowledged, admired, imitated, and resisted him in varying degrees; none could afford to ignore his example. A number of his lyric poems remain part of the canon of German verse to this day. (background information courtesy of "The Literary Encyclopedia" at www.litencyc.com)

This set lacks the first and final volumes. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages with marbled edges. Antique library labels are visible. Endpapers and title pages show customary library markings. Sporadic foxing is present throughout. The books measure approximately 4 3/4" x 6". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 6307

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- An Eirenicon by E.B. Pusey - Dated 1866 by D. Appleton and Company
- The Life of Cardinal Cheverus by J. Huen-Dubourg - Dated 1839 by James Munroe and Company (Boston) - Illustrated frontispiece
- Cyclopedia of Missions by Rev. Harvey Newcomb - Dated 1855 by Charles Scribner - Front cover detaching

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 6308

$45
Title: Our County and Its People: A Descriptive Work on Erie County, New York
Editor: Truman C. White
Publisher: Boston History Company, Publishers
Printing Year: 1898
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century county history. Erie County is located in western New York, and the county seat is Buffalo. This work provides histories of Indian occupation and antiquities, European exploration and colonization, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, town and village development in the 19th century, and the Civil War, as well as chapters on the Germans of Erie County, Education, Judiciary and Bar, the Press, etc. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded portraits, full-page illustrations and maps. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with taping to spine of first volume. Both volumes show repair to hinges. Library bookplate appears on front endpaper of first volume. Rear flyleaf is nearly detached. Title pages of both volumes bear library stamp. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and without annotations. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6309

$45
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: $58.50
Lot 6310

$20
Title: Laneham's Letter Describing the Magnificent Pageants Presented before Queen Elizabeth at Kenilworth Castle in 1575; Repeatedly Referred to in the Romance of Kenilworth; with an Introductory Preface, Glossarial and Explanatory Notes
Author: Robert Laneham
Publisher: J. H. Burn (London)
Printing Year: 1821

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this eyewitness account by Robert Laneham, a minor court official, of the festivities at Kenilworth arranged by Robert Dudley, Lord of Leicester, the queen’s favorite, in honor of her visit in 1575. Dudley entertained the Queen with pageants and banquets that cost some £1,000 per day, presenting diversions and pageants surpassing anything ever before seen in England. Sir Walter Scott has given the account, in a poetical way, in his novel "Kenilworth." The text provided a major source for Scott's Kenilworth and Laneham himself received a minor role in the romance.

The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Queen Elizabeth. This ex-library volume has detached boards. Text block is intact with mildly age-toned pages. The volume shows the customary library markings on endpapers and title page. Previous owner's name appears on preliminary page. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 3/4" and contains 114 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6311

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

- Bulletin of the International Bureau of the American Republics - Dated 1910 by Bureau and Bulletin (Washington, D.C.) - Illustrated with photography, maps and engravings
- Studies in International Law by Thomas Erskine Holland, D.C.L. - Dated 1898 by Clarendon Press (Oxford)
- Japanese-American Relations by Hon. Iichiro Tokutomi - Dated 1922 by The Macmillan Company - Gilt stamping on spine
- Memoir of the Late Thomas Scatcherd by William Horton, Esq. - Dated 1878, no publisher listed - Decorative gilt stamping
- The Story of Metlakahtla by Henry S. Welcome - Dated 1887 by Saxon and Co. (London) - Illustrated

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 6312

$40
Title: Florentine History from the Earliest Authentic Records to the Accession of Ferdinand the Third, Grand Duke of Tuscany
Author: Henry Edward Napier
Publisher: Edward Moxon (London)
Printing Year: 1846-1847
Number of Volumes: Complete 6 volume set

Notes: Rebound in cloth with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce history of Florence by Henry Edward Napier (1789–1853), naval officer and historian. The work is illustrated with frontispiece maps. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with several volumes lacking spine covers. First volume has been rebacked. Text blocks are intact with age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Name of library is stamped on title pages and in text. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6313

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

- Paris in Peril, Volumes I and II by Henry Vizetelly - Dated 1882 by Tinsley Brothers (London) - Decorative boards with gilt stamping
- Gossip From Paris by Anthony B. North Peat - Dated 1903 by D. Appleton and Company - Marbled boards, lacks spine cover
- The Year of Battles: or the Franco-German War of 1870-'71 by L.P. Brockett, M.D. - Dated 1871 by J.W. Goodspeed & Co. - Illustrated with maps, plans and portraits
- The War Diary of the Emperor Frederick III b1870-1871 by A.R. Allinson, M.A. - No date given by Frederick A. Stokes Company - Illustrated

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 6314

$200
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Paul Langhans / Nikolaus Creutzburg
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1931 - 1934
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: $15.50
Lot 6315

$60
This lot features a pair of bound early magazine compilations which house issues from The Art Journal published by George Virtue (London). As was a popular practice during the 1800's and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The two compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1894 and 1895. 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 1894 volume has a detaching spine cover; the 1895 edition has a detached, but present front board. 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 6316

$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 1938 to October 1939 - Navajo, Burma, "Moscow at Play," Gypsies, Native Americans, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1939 to October 1940 - Roumania, Canada, Pre-Columbian Civilizations, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1940 to October 1941 - San Francisco, England, Yosemite, 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 6317

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

- The Life of Frederick Denison Maurice by Frederick Maurice - Dated 1884 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Illustrated frontispiece
- Ezra Stiles Gannett. Unitarian Minister in Boston by William C. Gannett - Dated 1875 by Roberts Brothers (Boston) - Portrait of subject on frontispiece
- A Memoir of the Life and Times of the Rev. Isaac Backus, A. M. by Alvah Hovey - Dated 1859 by Gould and Lincoln (Boston) - Decorative embossed cover
- Where Does The Sky Begin by Washington Gladden - Dated 1904 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company
- Memorabilia of Sixty-Five Years by Jesse Ames Spencer, S.T.D. - Dated 1890 by Thomas Whitaker - Illustrated frontispiece

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: $10.50
Lot 6318

$200
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Paul Langhans / Nikolaus Creutzburg
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1935 - 1939
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. 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 6319

$35
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library 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: $50.50
Lot 6320

$110
Title: Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1999 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black quarter cloth with white boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this title by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007), an American novelist who wrote works blending satire, black comedy, and science fiction. The book contains previously published, but uncollected short fiction that did not appear in Vonnegut's previous collection, "Welcome to the Monkey House." Though almost all the stories were initially written and published in the 1950s, for this collection, Vonnegut re-wrote three stories with which he had been dissatisfied. These rewritten stories include "The Powder Blue Dragon" and "Hal Irwin's Magic Lamp."

The author's signature appears on title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is well preserved in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 295 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6321

$18
Title: The Art Index
Publisher: The H. W. Wilson Company
Printing Year: January 1929 through October 1952
Number of Volumes: 9

Notes: A cumulative author and subject index to a selected list of fine arts periodicals and museum bulletins. The first seven volumes are in blue cloth binding and gilt stamping; the last two in blue cloth with black stamping. These ex-library volumes exhibit slight age/wear indications, but pages are clean and bright. The books bear the typical library markings, but are free of marginalia. The books measure approximately 7" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $00
Lot 6322

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

- Beyond Collective Bargaining by Alexander R. Heron - Dated 1948 by Stanford University Press
- Iron and Steel in Britain, 1870-1930 by Burnham & Hoskins - Dated 1943 by W. W. Norton & Company Inc.
- The Natural History of Bulls, Bisons, and Buffaloes by George Vasey - Dated 1857 by John Russell Smith (London)
- Overproduction and Crisis by Karl Rodbertus - Dated 1898 by Swan Sonnenschein & Co. (London)
- Hours and Wages in Relation to Production by Lujo Brentano - Dated 1894 by Swan Sonnenschein & Co. - Front hinge is cracked
- The A B C of Taxation by C. B. Fillebrown - Dated 1909 by Doubleday, Page & Company - Second Edition

Unless otherwise noted, the ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6323

$225
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- A Quiet Life by Kenzaburo Oe - Dated 1990 by Grove Press - First Printing
- An Echo of Heaven by Kenzaburo Oe - Dated 1989 by Kodansha International (Tokyo) - First Printing
- A Healing Family by Kenzaburo Oe - Dated 1996 by Kodansha International (Tokyo) - 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: $4.50
Lot 6324

$110
Title: Corea: The Hermit Nation
Author: William Elliot Griffis
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1882 First Edition

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce early work on the history and culture of Korea by William Elliot Griffis (September 17, 1843 – February 5, 1928), an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author. In September 1870 Griffis was invited to Japan by Matsudaira Shungaku, for the purpose of organizing schools along modern lines. In 1871, he was Superintendent of Education in the province of Echizen. In recompense, he was provided with a salary of $2,400, a house in Fukui and a horse. In 1872-74, Griffis taught chemistry and physics at Kaisei Gakko (forerunner of Tokyo Imperial University). He prepared the "New Japan Series of Reading and Spelling Books," 5 vols. (1872). He also published primers for Japanese students of the English language; and he and contributed to the Japanese press and to newspapers and magazines in the United States numerous papers of importance on Japanese affairs. He was a member of the Asiatic Society of Japan, the Asiatic Society of Korea, the Historical Society of the Imperial University of Tokyo, and the Society of the Sixth Year of Meiji.

This book offers chapters on Korean royalty, political parties, child life, diet, mourning and burial practices, outdoor life, etc. The work contains in-text illustrations and maps (including map of American naval operations in 1871). 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; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Faint red stamp bearing name of library appears at bottom of title page. No other library markings are visible in text. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 1/2" and contains 462 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6325

$35
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 1896 and 1897. 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 1896 volume has detached , but present boards; the 1897 volume has a detaching front board. 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 6326

$225
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 Every Saturday: An Illustrated Weekly Journal publication:

- edited by NA - Dated from January 1, 1870 to December 31, 1870 including issues Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. I, No. 53 - rear board is detached, front board is detaching. Text block is intact with many (full- and double page) engravings
- edited by NA - Dated from July 1, 1871 to December 30, 1871, including issues Vol. III, No. 79 through Vol. III, No. 105 - boards are detached. Text blocks is intact.

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: $18.50
Lot 6327

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A Boy in the Peninsular War by Robert Blakeney - Dated 1899 by John Murray (London)
- The British in Capri 1806-1808 by Sir Lees Knowles - Dated 1918 by John Lane (London) - Bright gilt stamping, numerous illustrations
- The Siege of Lucknow, A Diary by Hon. Lady Inglis - Dated 1892 by James R. Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. (London) - Gilt stamping
- The Events Man by Richard Barry - Dated 1907 by Moffat, Yard & Company
- A Modern Campaign, or War and Wireless Telegraphy in the Far East by David Fraser - Dated 1905 by Methuen & Co. (London) - Illustrated with maps and photos
- War's Brighter Side by Julian Ralph - Dated 1901 by D. Appleton and Company - Illustrated
- A Dictionary of Military Terms, English-Japanese Japanese-English by Major H.T. Creswell - No date given by The University of Chicago Press
- A Dictionary of Military Terms by Edward S. Farrow - Dated 1918 by Thomas Y. Crowell Company - 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 6328

$40
Title: The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws of the United States
Compiler: Ben Perley Poore
Publisher: Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.)
Printing Year: 1877 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Rebound in cloth with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce original edition of this the first compilation to include the constitutions of all states. The index to this work contains citations to specific subjects on which there are provisions in the several state constitutions. This edition consisted of 5,000 copies, with 900 for use of Senators and the Vice President, 2,500 for use of the Representative and Delegates, two copies to the President of the United States, 50 copies to the Department of State, 50 copies for transmission to United States legations and consulates-general abroad, 445 to the Library of Congress for exchanges, one copy to the War Department, one copy for the Military Academy at West Point, one copy to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, 100 copies to the Department of Justice, one copy to the Smithsonian Institution, and 1,000 copies for sale to the public, according to Geo. M. Adams, Clerk, House of Representatives, June 6, 1875.

These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with age-toned pages. Antique library spine labels are visible. Customary library stamps and/or markings appear on endpapers and title page. The books measure approximately 8" x 11 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6329

$30
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique & vintage estate books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $00
Lot 6330

$26
Title: The Life and Death of Mr. Badman Presented to the World in a Familiar Dialogue between Mr. Wiseman and Mr. Attentive
Author: John Bunyan
Publisher: R. H. Russell
Printing Year: 1900 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth, this antique folio volume is a scarce edition of this work by John Bunyan (November 28, 1628 – August 31, 1688), an English Christian writer and preacher, famous for writing "The Pilgrim's Progress." The work is illustrated with twelve compositions by George Woolliscroft Rhead & Louis Rhead "designed to portray the deadly sins of the ungodly Mr. Badman's journey from world to Hell." This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with pages that show occasional foxing. An antique spine label is visible. An antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper; withdrawal stamp in small type appears on rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 10 1/2" x 13 1/4" and contains 144 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6331

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

- American Missionary Memorial by H.W. Pierson, A.M. - Dated 1853 by Harper & Brothers Illustrated frontispiece
- Memorial Volume of the First Fifty Years - Dated 1861 by The Board of Missionary House - Spine cover has lost material
- Scampavias from Gibel Tarek to Stamboul by Harry Gringo - Dated 1857 by Charles Scribner
- The Conversion of the Northern Nations by Charles Merivale, B.D. - Dated 1866 by D. Appleton and Company
- These for Those Our Indebtedness to Foreign Missions by William Warren - Dated 1870 by Hoyt, Fogg and Breed (Portland, ME) - Decorative gilt stamping

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6332

$250
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1936-1939
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set (supplementary volumes IL to LII)

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 6333

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

- My Adventures in the Commune by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly - Dated 1914 by Duffield & Company - Illustrated with engravings and photos
- Journal of a Staff Officer in Paris by M. Le Comte D'Herisson - Dated 1885 by Remington & Co. (London) - Decorative cover with gilt stamping detaching
- History of the Commune of Paris by P. Vesinier - Dated 1872 by Chapman and Hall (London) - Marbled boards, spine cover has lost matter
- The Rise and Fall of the Paris Commune in 1871 by W. Pembroke Fetridge - Dated 1871 by Harper & Brothers - Decorative cover with gilt and black stamping
- Paris Under the Commune by John Leighton - Dated 1871 by Bradbury Evans & Co. (London) - Numerous illustrations by the author; lacks spine cover

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 6334

$24
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, 1853
Issue Number Range: Vol. II, No. VII through Vol. II, No. XII

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 690 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 6335

$45
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 1898 and 1899. 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 6336

$45
Title: The Illustrated History of the War against Russia
Author: E. H. Nolan
Publisher: James E. Virtue (London)
Printing Year: 1857
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce history of the Crimean War. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, engraved plates with tissue guards, double-page maps. These ex-library volumes are disbound. Text blocks are intact with clean, lightly age-toned pages. (Marginal) water markings visible on some of plates of first volume. Antique book plates appear at front of volumes; card pockets are attached at rear. Title pages bear library stamp and pencil markings. The books measure approximately 7" x 9 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6337

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

- Through the Dark Continent, Volumes I and II by Henry M. Stanley - Dated 1878 by Harper & Brothers - With several maps and many woodcut illustrations
- British Policy Towards West Africa by C.W. Newbury - Dated 1965 by Clarendon Press (Oxford) - With original dust jacket
- The Promise Hitler Kept by Stefan Szende - Dated 1945 by Roy Publishers - Decorative black stamping on red cloth
- Father Land A Study in Authoritarianism by Bertram Schaffner, M.D. - Dated 1948 by Columbia University Press
- In My Mind's Eye by Frederick Marion - Dated 1950 by E.P. Dutton
- An African Trail by Jean Kenyon Mackenzie - Dated 1917 by Central Committee on the United Study of Foreign Missions (West Medford, MA)

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 6338

$28
This lot includes the antique chronological chart of English literature shown in the corresponding image. This is a folded 30" x 37" printed broadside/chronological chart of English literature/authors/periods/dates, distributed by Ed. Holzel's Geographical and Artistic Institute (Vienna, 1890). It was compiled by J. Alex. Donner, Lector on English Language and Literature at the k. k. tech. Hochschule in Vienna. Folds show some browning and slight wear. Name of library is stamped on all panels. Small stains can be seen on upper third of chart. Worn boards into which chart is folded are detached. 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: $00
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