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Lot 6001

$175

Title: Renaissance in Italy
Author: John Addington Symonds - John Addington Symonds was an English poet and literary critic. Although he married and had a family, he was an early advocate of male love (homosexuality), which he believed could include pederastic as well as egalitarian relationships. He referred to it as l'amour de l'impossible (love of the impossible). A cultural historian, he was known for his work on the Renaissance, as well as numerous biographies about writers and artists. He also wrote much poetry inspired by his homosexual affairs.
Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co.
City: London
Year: 1898-1901
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: No
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This six-volume set features a private, deluxe fancy leather binding with bright gilt tooling to the raised spine and top-edge gilt. “The Age of the Despots” is enhanced by a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author. “The Revival of Learning” follows that on “The Age of the Despots”, published in 1875, and precedes that on the “Fine Arts” (this volume is lacking). Volumes six and seven, “The Catholic Reaction” I & II, form a supplement to the five former volumes of “Renaissance in Italy”, and discuss the causes that interrupted the developments of the Renaissance in Italy. Titles of these volumes are as follows:

The Age of the Despots
The Revival of Learning
Italian Literature Parts I & II
The Catholic Reaction Parts I & II
Condition / Notes: This beautiful antique set shows very well, with minimal indications of age and wear, including mild shelfwear and rubbing. Bindings and text blocks are sound. Text is clear and crisp on clean pages. These volumes are ex-library and bear some institutional markings and attachments. Each volume shows a rubbed portion to the bottom of the spine, presumably from removal of a call number.
Lot 6002

$130

Title: Victorian Lady Novelists: George Eliot, Mrs. Gaskell, The Bronte Sisters; First Editions in the Library at Dormy House, Pine Valley, New Jersey, Described, with Notes
Author: M. L. Parrish
Publisher: Constable and Company Limited
City: London
Year: 1933
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This very scarce antique volume is bound in blindstamped green cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering and ornamentation to the front board and spine. A limited edition, this work is enhanced by a photographic frontispiece, 9 plates (1 folding), and 11 facsimiles (1 folding). An important bibliography, this work defined new areas of collecting and refined collecting methods. Detailed identifying information is provided for many of the first editions listed.

From the Foreword: “The following pages are not to be considered as bibliographical; they are simply descriptions of first editions that are in the library at Dormy House. The collection of George Eliot contains, I believe, all of her published work. Of Mrs. Gaskell’s writings, the first edition of “Libby March’s Three Eras,” 1850 is missing, as is also the volume entitles “Lizzie Leigh and Other Tales,” 1855. These stories are, however, present in later publications. “Lois the Witch and Other Tales,” 1861, is a reprint…The Bronte collection includes all that was published during the lives of the sisters, but does not include the privately printed pamphlets, which were issues later. Four variations of the first issue of the poems are listed (p. 82). Of these but two are in the library.”
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique volume shows very well, with minimal indications of age and wear, including mild shelfwear. The binding and text block are sound, however, the front hinge is beginning to crack. Text and illustrations remain clear and crisp through mild age toning/foxing. Two library plates are affixed to the front pastedown.
Lot 6003

$40

Title: Tappan's Burro and Other Stories
Author: Zane Grey - Pearl Zane Grey was an American author and dentist best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts. "Riders of the Purple Sage" (1912) was his best-selling book. In addition to the commercial success of his printed works, they had second lives and continuing influence when adapted as films and television productions. His novels and short stories have been adapted into 112 films, two television episodes, and a television series, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: New York and London
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 253 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9"
Book Details: This antique volume is decoratively bound in black cloth with a colored illustration to the front board, bordered in gilt and lettered in gilt. Color illustrations are by Charles S. Chapman and Frank Street.

The other stories included with "Tappan's Burro" are "The Great Slave", "Yaqui", "Tigre", and "The Rubber Hunter".
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows nicely with mild some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing, particularly to the spine. The front hinge is loose, however the binding and text block are firm. Text and illustrations are clear and legible through mild age toning. There is a personal inscription and bookplate affixed to the front endpaper.
Lot 6004

$50

Title: "American Postal Markings" from Colonial Times to the 1850's: The Unexhibited Exhibit of Royden H. Lounsbery
Author: Royden H. Lounsbery - Roydon H. Lounsbery, known as "Dick" was a florist by profession and a serious stamp collector and student of postal history.
Publisher: Millicent A. Lounsbery and Elwyn J. Doubleday Jr.
City: Unknown
Year: c1983
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 144 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Book Details: This very scarce history of American postal markings is bound in red cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the front cover. The work is profusely illustrated with many examples of postal markings collected by Roydon H. Lounsbery.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows very well, with minimal indications of age and wear. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations remain clear and crisp on clean pages.
Lot 6005

$35

Title: Prones de Messire Claude Joli, Eveque et Comte D'Agen, et Auparavant Cure de S. Nicolas des Champs. Sur Diferens Sujets de Morale
Author: Claude Joli - Claude Joli (or Claude Joly), Bishop and Count of Agen, was a French preacher and ecclesiastical writer.
Publisher: Chez Edme Couterot
City: Paris
Year: 1699
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: No
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This set of three antique volumes is bound in full leather with raised spine bands and gilt lettering and tooling. The page edges are decorated with red marbling and the text is enhanced with in-text engraved ornamentation. The title loosely translates as: Prones of Messire Claude Joli, Bishop and Count of Agen and previously curate of S. Nicolas of the Fields. On Different Subjects of Morality. Containing Twenty-six Discourses on the Dignity of the Christian Explained in Five Prones, Which are About Baptism. Six Prones on Mortal and Venial Sin. Four Prones on Penance. etc."
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes display some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing, particularly to the spines and high points.The bindings and text blocks are sound. Text is clear and legible through mild/moderate age toning/foxing. Volume I has extensive handwritten notes on the front endpapers.
Lot 6006

$50

Title: The Manual of Statistics. The Stock Exchange Hand-Book for Investors and Stock Operators: Railroads; Grain and Produce; Cotton; Petroleum; Mining Dividends and Production. Volume XII. January 1, 1890
Author: uncredited
Publisher: The Investors Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 347 pages, plus advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: Bound in maroon cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to the boards and spine, this scarce antique volume features many maps, tables, lists and advertisements.

From the Preface: “The year 1889 was pre-eminently a period of transition in connection with the railroad interests of the United States. It was full of changes of the highest importance to investors and speculators. The establishment of a firmer control of railroad competition and a closer adherence by the carrying corporation to the provisions of the Interstate Commerce law have been followed by a free exhibition of the tendency toward consolidation. This has involved the disappearance of a number of important corporations and their merger into new ones. At the same time the increasing exercise of conservatism in railroad management has coincided with a prosperous crop season and growing activity in general business. This has necessarily had a favorable effect on railway revenues, and presents a more than encouraging prospect for the increase of investment and speculation during the present year.”

Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows very well, with mild indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and fading of the spine. The binding and text block are sound. Text and maps, etc. remain clear and crisp through mild uniform age toning.
Lot 6007

$50

Title: French Provincial Architecture As Shown in Various Examples of Town & Country Houses, Shops & Public Places Adaptable to American Conditions
Author: Henry Oothovt Milliken , Philip Lippincott Goodwin - Philip Lippincott Goodwin was an architect, the son of James J. and Josephine Sarah Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut and New York City. A graduate of Yale and Columbia, he studied architecture in Paris from 1912-1914, then started as a draftsman for a New York City firm and became a partner in Goodwin, Bullard & Woolsey, 1916-1921. Goodwin served as 1st Lieutenant, Infantry, in World War I and was a member of the International section, American Commission to Negotiate Peace, 1919.
Publisher: Scribners
City: New York
Year: 1924
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 11.5" Height: 15.25"
Book Details: This folio-sized antique volume is bound in tan paper-covered boards with a black cloth spine. The title appears in black on the front board and gilt on the spine. This text is profusely illustrated with 94 photographs and XL (40) drawings.

From the foreword: “The purpose of this group of measured drawings and photographs is to present to the American public some examples of French provincial architecture which, in the opinion of the authors, are interesting from an American point of view. The buildings selected date as far back as the sixteenth century, in one or two cases even earlier, some were built as recently as one hundred years ago. The earliest types of Normandy manor and cottage, from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century, have been rather thoroughly written about and illustrated in recent years…Examples are included of large and small town houses, cottages, shops, public places, gardens and fountains. All these are things which are being done in this country every day in growing numbers.”
Condition / Notes: This oversized antique volume displays some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning. There are mild scrapes to the bottom edge of the text block.
Lot 6008

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of nine pamphlet-style issues of “The Franklin Crier”, the monthly publication of the Franklin Printing Company in Philadelphia, PA. Issues include:

November 1926
Christmas 1927
February 1928
March 1928
April 1928
May 1928
June 1928
July 1928
August 1928
Condition / Notes: These antique issues are in excellent condition, exhibiting minimal indications of age and wear, including mild shelfwear and fading to the paper wrappers. Text and illustrations remain clear and crisp on clean pages.
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