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Lot 7001

$175

Title: The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler - Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.

In 1932, at age forty-five, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot," was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, "The Big Sleep," was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published just seven novels during his lifetime. In the year before he died, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died on March 26, 1959, in La Jolla, California.

Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American hard-boiled detective fiction, and is considered by many to be a founder, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain and other Black Mask writers, of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, especially in the style of the writing and the attitudes characteristic of the genre. His fictional detective (protagonist), Philip Marlowe, along with Hammett's Sam Spade, is considered by some to be synonymous with "private detective," both having been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart, whom many considered to be the quintessential Marlowe.

Some of Chandler's novels are considered to be important literary works, and three are often considered to be masterpieces: "Farewell, My Lovely" (1940), "The Little Sister" (1949), and "The Long Goodbye" (1953). "The Long Goodbye" is praised within an anthology of American crime stories as "arguably the first book since Hammett's "The Glass Key," published more than twenty years earlier, to qualify as a serious and significant mainstream novel that just happened to possess elements of mystery".
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1939
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 277 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "The Big Sleep" (1939) is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature detective Philip Marlowe. The work has been adapted twice into film, once in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles, California.
The story is noted for its complexity, with many characters double-crossing one another and many secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; it refers to a rumination in the book about "sleeping the big sleep".
In 1999, the book was voted ninety-sixth of Le Monde's "100 Books of the Century." In 2005, it was included in "TIME's List of the 100 Best Novels."(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in orange-brown cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows soiling, with staining along edges of covers and darkening to spine. Binding is sound. Signature of previous owner and and stamp of the "Victory Book Campaign" appear on front flyleaf. Owner's name also can be seen at bottom of page listing mystery stories. Pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 7002

$1400

Title: A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World with a Special Map of Each of the United States, Plans of Cities, etc. Comprehended in Eighty One Sheets and Forming a Series of One Hundred and Forty Five Maps, Plans and Sections
Author: Samuel Augustus Mitchell
Publisher: Charles Desilver
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1858
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 76 plates
Width: 14.75" Height: 18"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of this landmark atlas, illustrated with a title page engraving depicting the first landing of Columbus. and 76 numbered hand-colored lithographed maps.



Presents full- and double-page maps of the United States and the world, including (insert) maps of major cities. This edition has bright frontispiece color lithograph presenting lengths of the principal rivers and heights of the principal mountains of the world. In addition, this volume contains two double-page maps outside of the numeration of maps. The first is of the Crimean peninsula, providing details relating to the Crimean War (1853-1856), "showing the military and carriage roads," and a chart of the Baltic, with inserts of major coastal cities, including St. Petersburg and Riga..



All called for maps are present.



This antique folio volume has been rebound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows light external wear. Text block has separated at map 34. Volume has new endpapers. Small cancelled library stamp of the American Geographical Society can be seen in lower right corner of title page. Annotations in pencil appear at top margin of title page, on verso of the same, and at top margin of table of contents. Lightly-aged hand-colored plates are largely unmarked and clean, with only occasional light foxing to versos of plates. Stamp of American Geographical Society appears on a number of versos. Small library stamp can be seen on rear flyleaf. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible.
Lot 7003

$325

Title: The Wilderness Hunter: An Account of the Big Game of the United States and Its Chase with Horse, Hound, and Rifle
Author: Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/472 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light brown cloth and stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped brown lettering to front cover. Pictorial design in gilt depicting gun and knife can be seen on spine, another featuring head of deer is visible on front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with darkening to spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Old signature of Frederic Morton Crehore can be seen across front flyleaf. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece, title page vignette, plates and numerous vignettes to text.
Lot 7004

$300

Title: The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians and Grecians
Author: Charles Rollin - Charles Rollin was a French historian and educator. He was born in Paris. In 1694 he was rector of the University of Paris, rendering great service among other things by reviving the study of Greek. He held that post for two years instead of one, and in 1699 was appointed principal of the Collège de Beauvais.

Rollin held Jansenist principles, and even went so far as to defend the miracles supposed to be worked at the tomb of François de Paris, commonly known as Deacon Paris. Unfortunately his religious opinions deprived him of his appointments and disqualified him for the rectorship, to which in 1719 he had been re-elected. It is said that the same reason prevented his election to the Academie francaise, though he was a member of the Academie des Inscriptions. Shortly before his death he protested publicly against the acceptance of the bull Unigenitus.

Rollin's literary work dates chiefly from the later years of his life, when he had been forbidden to teach. His once famous "Ancient History" (Paris, 1730-38), and the less generally read "Roman History," which followed it, were avowed compilations, uncritical and somewhat inaccurate. But they instructed and interested, generation after generation. A more original and really important work was his "Traite des etudes" (Paris, 1726-31). It contains a summary of what was even then a reformed and innovative system of education, including a more frequent and extensive use of the vulgar tongue, and discarded the medieval traditions that had lingered in France.
Publisher: J. Rivington and 13 others
City: London
Year: 1768
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 7 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce stated fifth edition of this work.



Antique set is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered labels and stamped gilt designs to spines. Front board of second volume has detached. Books show external wear with rubbing to covers, cracking along spine edges. Lettering on spines has completely faded. Minor loss of materials at corners of boards. Hinges are tender but holding. Volumes have marbled endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains numerous well-preserved fold-out plates and maps.
Lot 7005

$65

Title: Avedon: Photographs, 1947-1977
Author: Richard Avedon - Richard Avedon was an American photographer. An obituary, published in The New York Times following Avedon's death said that, "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century."


Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
City: New York
Year: 1978
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: circa 250 pages
Width: 11" Height: 14.5"
Book Details: With an essay by Harold Brodkey. Published concurrently with the opening of a retrospective exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in glossy photograph boards with black lettering to spine. Book shows no external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Work contains full- and double-page b&w photos of such celebrities as Mrs. J. J. Astor, Lauren Bacall, Joan Baez, Brigitte Bardot, Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, Lena Horne, Bianca Jagger, Sophia Loren, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, Jeanne Moreau, Yves Sain Lauren, Elizabeth Taylor and Zouzou. Volume is preserved in original printed, unclipped acetate dust jacket.
Lot 7006

$200

Title: American Medical Biography: Or Memoirs of Eminent Physicians Who Have Flourished in America. To Which Is Prefixed a Succint History of Medical Science in the United States, from the First Settlement of the Country
Author: James Thacher - James Thacher was an American physician and writer, born in Barnstable, Mass. When Thacher was 16 he became an apprentice for Abner Hersey, a doctor from Barnstable, Mass. From 1775 to 1783 he was a surgeon in the Revolution, in the Massachusetts 16th Regiment. Afterward, he practiced in Plymouth, Mass. until his death.

He was married to Susannah Hayward of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. They had six children. However only two daughters lived into adulthood.

Thacher was stationed at West Point in 1780 and supported the execution by George Washington of the British spy John André. He was the author of "Military Journal during the American Revolutionary War" (1823); "Observations Relative to the Execution of Major John André as a Spy in 1780" (1834); "American New Dispensatory" (1810; fourth edition, 1821); and other books. (Biographical data courtesy of WIkipedia)

Publisher: Richardson & Lord and Cottons & Barnard
City: Boston
Year: 1828
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Although the title page reads "Two Volumes In One," this is the scarcer format, in two volumes.

Set is bound in original paper-covered boads, uncut, neatly rebacked with paper title labels. Covers are moderately soiled,with some staining. Previous owner's signature and number in ink appear at top margin of front cover of second volume. Bindings are firm. Small book label of original purchaser, Thomas Hun, appears on front pastedowns. Corner stain can be seen on first and last leaves, several pages in second volume are spotted. Work is complete with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author and 14 additional portraits (including Wistar and Rush).
Lot 7007

$275

Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin; Or, Life among the Lowly
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe - Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote more than 20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential both for her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day.
Publisher: John P. Jewett & Company
City: Boston
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce printing of this classic work of 19th-century American literature, appearing in the same year as the first edition. The statement of "One Hundred and Fifth Thousand" appears on the title page of both volumes, with the Act of Congress 1851 notice on the back of the title page, as well as the stereotype by original printer Hobart and Robbins, printed by Geo. C. Rand. Printings were done in batches of 5,000, making this a 21st printing.

Antique set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and gilt pictorial design to front covers matching the title page vignette. Books show moderate external wear, with minor loss visible at top/bottom of spines, edges and corners. Bindings are firm. Old signature appears in ink at top right corner of front flyleaf. Pages display occasional light foxing. Work is illustrated with three woodcut plates in each volume. Second volume has 12 pages of publisher's catalogue at rear. Books are preserved in transparent plastic cover.
Lot 7008

$175

Title: Little Wars: A Game for Boys from Twelve Years of Age to One Hundred and Fifty and for That More Intelligent Sort of Girls Who Like Boys' Games and Books
Author: H. G. Wells - Herbert George "H.G." Wells was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books and rules for war games. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".

Wells's earliest specialized training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as the beginning of the First World War) sympathizing with pacifist views. His later works became increasingly political and didactic, and he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of "Journalist." Many of his novels, particularly those of his middle period (1900–1920), had nothing to do with science fiction. They described lower-middle class life (Kipps; The History of Mr Polly), and this work sometimes led Wells to be touted as a worthy successor to Charles Dickens. Wells also wrote abundantly about the "New Woman" and the Suffragettes


Publisher: Small Maynard and Company, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1913
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 180 pages
Width: 7" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Little Wars" is a set of rules for playing with toy soldiers, which includes fairly simple rules for infantry, cavalry, and artillery in the form of a toy 4.7 inch naval gun that launched projectiles, usually small wooden dowels to knock down enemy soldiers. In addition to its being a war game, the book hints at several philosophical aspects of war.

The book is written in a whimsical style and illustrated with amusing drawings and photographs of a game being played that Wells describes in the book. Wells also gives a description of the game from the view of one of the generals in the battle bombastically relating his memoirs.

The development of the game is explained and Wells' thoughts on war, as he was known to be a pacifist, are revealed in his writing. According to Wells, the idea of the game developed from a visit by his friend Jerome K. Jerome. After dinner, Jerome began shooting down toy soldiers with a toy cannon and Wells joined in to compete. The two decided that with an addition of written rules, a good Kriegsspiel type game could be developed. The game revolved around the use of lead hollow cast soldiers made by W. Britain and battlefields made from whatever materials were on hand, usually blocks or other toys. Simple rules of movement, firing, and close combat were developed with a set amount of time for each player to move and fire. Wells also provides a chapter of "Extensions and Amplifications of Little War". In an appendix, Wells provides "Little Wars and Kriegspiel"; more complex rules to be played in a larger space involving military logistics, military engineers, cavalry charges, and railway transport of troops. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)


Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original blue cloth with stamped orange lettering and color pastedown to frontcover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and fraying along spine edges, and very minor loss at corners. Binding is sound. Extensive pencil annotations, concerning rules of game and drawings, appear on blank pages at rear of volume, including pastedown. Pages are generally clean and without markings, displaying occasional light foxing when adjacent to plates, which also exhibit foxing, largely confined to margins. Work is illustrated with photographic plates and green vignettes. All called-for illustrations are present. One plate is detached.
Lot 7009

$475

Title: A Dictionary of the English Language: In Which the Words Are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They Are Found. Abstracted from the Folio Edition. To Which Is Prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language
Author: Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.

Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write miscellaneous pieces for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage, the poems "London" and "The Vanity of Human Wishes", and the play ""Irene."

After nine years of work, Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" was published in 1755; it had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship." This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of William Shakespeare's plays, and the widely read tale Rasselas. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in "A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland." Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential "Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets," a collection of biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets.

Johnson had a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him. Boswell's "Life," along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition not defined or diagnosed in the 18th century. After a series of illnesses he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and even as the only great critic of English literature.

Publisher: Printed for J. Knapton; C. Hitch and L. Hawes; A. Millar; W. Strahan; R. and J. Dodsley; and M. and T. Longman
City: London
Year: 1760
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in full brown leather with raised bands and gilt-lettered red leather spines. Faded gilt ruling appears on front and rear covers. Books show external wear, with rubbing to covers. Hinges have been reinforced. Endpapers have darkened edges. Old signature can be seen at top margin of title page of first volume. Bookplate of James Horwood appears on front pastedown of second volume. Small ink stain can be seen on title page of second volume, with no loss. Some water staining is visible on the last few pages of second volume. The preliminary matter contains an English grammar. Pages exhibit occasional light foxing.
Lot 7010

$175

Title: Complete Works
Author: Thomas Carlyle - Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. He called economics "the dismal science", wrote articles for the Edinburgh Encyclopedia, and became a controversial social commentator.



Carlyle's strict Calvinist parents expected him to become a preacher, but he lost his Christian faith while attending the University of Edinburgh, although Calvinist values remained with him throughout his life. His combination of religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity made Carlyle's work appealing to many Victorians who grappled with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional social order. He brought a trenchant style to his social and political criticism, and a complex literary style to works such as "The French Revolution: A History" (1837). Dickens used Carlyle's work as a primary source for events of the French Revolution in his novel "A Tale of Two Cities."
Publisher: Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat
City: Boston
Year: 1884
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 20 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: Content is distributed as follows:
v. 1. Sartor resartus. Heroes and hero worship.-v. 2. The life of John Sterling. Latter-day pamphlets.-v. 3-4. The French Revolution, a history.-v. 5-11. History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great.-v. 12. Past and present. The portraits of John Knox. Miscellanies.-v. 13-16. Critical and miscellaneous essays.-v. 17-19. Oliver Cromwell's letters and speeches with elucidations.-v. 20. The life of Friedrich Schiller. General index.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce complete set of the limited "Parchment Edition." This is copy 250 of 375.



Antique set is bound in parchment linen with red and blue lettering and decorative designs. Books show external wear, with light soiling to covers and fading to some spines. Bindings are firm. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces, numerous portrait plates, as well as double-page and fold-out maps.. Books are preserved in transparent plastic covers.
Lot 7011

$70

Title: Rocket Ship Galileo
Author: Robert A. Heinlein - Robert Anson Heinlein was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers," he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time. He set a standard for scientific and engineering plausibility, and helped to raise the genre's standards of literary quality.

He was one of the first science fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post in the late 1940s. He was one of the best-selling science fiction novelists for many decades, and he, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke are often considered to be the "Big Three" of science fiction authors.

A notable writer of science fiction short stories, Heinlein was one of a group of writers who came to prominence under the editorship of John W. Campbell, Jr. in his Astounding Science Fiction magazine—though Heinlein denied that Campbell influenced his writing to any great degree.

Within the framework of his science fiction stories, Heinlein repeatedly addressed certain social themes: the importance of individual liberty and self-reliance, the obligation individuals owe to their societies, the influence of organized religion on culture and government, and the tendency of society to repress nonconformist thought. He also speculated on the influence of space travel on human cultural practices.

Heinlein was named the first Science Fiction Writers Grand Master in 1974. He won Hugo Awards for four of his novels; in addition, fifty years after publication, three of his works were awarded "Retro Hugos"—awards given retrospectively for works that were published before the Hugo Awards came into existence. In his fiction, Heinlein coined words that have become part of the English language, including "grok" and "waldo", and popularized the terms "TANSTAAFL" and space marine. He also described a modern version of a waterbed in his novel "Stranger In A Strange Land," though he never patented or built one. Several of Heinlein's works have been adapted for film and television. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1947
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 212 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce of first edition of Heinlein's first published book, with the Scribner's "A" and seal on copyright page.



Volume is bound in black cloth with stamped green lettering to spine and pictorial design on front cover depicting rocket in flight to distant planet. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. "10z 1.88" is stamped on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains full-page illustrations by Thomas W. Voter.

Lot 7012

$45

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around British literary history and other books on books. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:


MRS. LYNN LINTON. HER LIFE, LETTERS AND OPINIONS by LAYARD, George Somes, Printing Information: Methuen & Co., London (1901). Notes: Algernon Charles Swinburne's bookplate on front paste down. Original blue cloth with gilt lettering. Approximately 9 x 5-3/4 inches; 387 pages, 47-page publisher's catalog dated April, 1901, at rear. Spine ends moderately worn, corners slightly bumped, faint stain to front free endpaper (offsetting from glue used to affix Swinburne's bookplate), front hinge just started internally, but sound. Mrs. Linton, a popular novelist and wife of the engraver, William. J. Linton, began her career as something of a rebel and champion of women's rights; in her later books she adopted an opposite view. Her novel "Ione" was dedicated to Swinburne (who had been close friends with her father) and he had dedicated a book to her two years earlier. An interesting association copy.

RODD, Sir Rennell and GAY, H. Nelson, Editors. BULLETIN OF THE KEATS-SHELLY MEMORIAL, ROME. London & NY, 1910 & 1913: Macmillan & Co., two vols. Numbers 1 & 2. Quartos, approx 12 x 9 inches. Original printed red wrappers, each with a protective dust wrapper with a typed (mimeographed?) paper label on the front panel of the wrapper. Illustrations, facsimiles, &e. 187, 197 pages. (The second volume appears to be quite scarce.)

COLLIER, J. Payne. THE POETICAL DECAMERON, OR TEN CONVERSATIONS ON ENGLISH POETS AND POETRY, PARTICULARLY OF THE REIGNS OF ELIZABETH AND JAMES I. (Two volumes). Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1820. A very presentable 2 volume set in original boards, rebacked with linen and paper title labels, boards and edges darkened and light wear overall. New endpapers. An early, insightful work by a scholar who was later infamous as a forger of Shakespeare.


STOWE, Harriet Beecher. LADY BYRON VINDICATED. A History of the Byron Controversy, From its Beginning in 1816 to the Present Time. Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co., 1870. First edition. Duodecimo (approx. 7.25 x 4.75 inches); 482 pages. Original purple cloth stamped in blind, spine lettered in gold. Spine faded and speckled; small, shallow chip at head of spine; light marginal stain on first few leaves; good plus. A major indiscretion on the part of Mrs. Stowe, in whom Lady Byron had confided concerning Byron's relations with his half-sister (which were later fully acknowledged in "Astarte.")

CHALMERS DA COSTA, John. DICKENS'S DOCTORS. A PAPER READ BEFORE THE PHILOBIBLON CLUB MAY 28, 1903. Philadelphia: Philobiblon Club, 1905. 1 of 150 copies. Small edition. Printed wraps, 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches. Front wrap chipped with some loss to bottom right corner and to side. Largely unopened.




LETTERS, EDITED WITH NOTES BY EDMUND GOSSE by BEDDOES, Thomas Lovell, Printing Information: Elkin Mathews & John Lane; Macmillan & Co., London and N. Y. (1894). Notes: First edition.Small 8vo, original cloth with bevelled edges, spine stamped in gold, top edge gilt, [8], 270 pages. Nice copy. Signatures of Jos. Scattergood, 1906 and bookplate of Wendell Hertig Taylor (collector and bibliographer of detective stories and collaborator of Jacques Barzun.) 1 OF 600 COPIES ONLY FOR ENGLAND




THE ENGLISH POETS. LES POETES ANGLAIS OU COURS DE LITTERATURE ... PAR M. C. by C[OLLINS], M., Printing Information: Libraire Classique de Perisse Freres, Paris & Lyon (1839). Notes: First edition. Old rubbed calf, some wear, edges gilt, scribbling on blanks, rear free end paper gone, [4], xvi, 287 pages. Initialed by the author opposite the title. Scarce. (Includes selections from Gray, Byron, Dryden, Sheridan, Otway, Shakespeare, et al.)





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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 7013

$110

Title: Le theatre complet de Jean Giraudoux
Author: Jean Giraudoux - Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux was a French novelist, essayist, diplomat and playwright. He is considered among the most important French dramatists of the period between World War I and World War II. His work is noted for its stylistic elegance and poetic fantasy. Giraudoux's dominant theme is the relationship between man and woman—or in some cases, between man and some unattainable ideal. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Ides et Calendes
City: Neuchatel, Switzerland
Year: 1945-1948
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 9 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set contains nine volumes of a sixteen-volume edition. This collection is made up of the following titles: "Tessa: La nymphe au coeur fidele," "Judith," "La folle de Chaillot," "Ondine," :La Guerre de Troie, N'Aura Pas Lieu, Supplement au Voyage de Cook," "Variantes I: Siegfried Von Kleist, suivi de scenes inedites," "Variantes II: Intermezzo. Suivi de scenes inedites de Judith et d'Amphitryon," "Variantes III: Fragments inedits de La Guerre de Troie, N'Aura Pas Lieu, Electre l'Impromtu de Paris, Cantique des cantiques, Ondine, L'Apollon de Bellac." "Variantes IV: La folle de Chaillot. Precede d'un fragment de Sodome et Gomorrhe,"

Set is handsomely bound in half leather with marbled sides, raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. One volume has narrow cracking along lower half of front spine edge. Books otherwise show only light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Volumes have marbled endpapers. Interiors are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with color frontispieces by Christian Berard.
Lot 7014

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the vintage Gershwin poster shown in the corresponding image(s). This work by William Auerbach-Levy features Ira and George Gershwin at rehearsal for "Lady Be Good," in 1924, and is part of the Theatre Collection of the Museum of the City of New York. Caption in lower right corner reads "Design/Murray Klain. Exclusive edition. All rights reserved. Copyright 1977. M. Klein Assoc. Inc., Westbury, N. Y." Code K101 can be seen in left corner.



William Auerbach-Levy (1889-June 29, 1964) was a Belarusian born American artist of Jewish origin known for his paintings, etchings and caricatures.

Auerbach-Levy was Jewish, was born in Brest in Belarus (at that time Brest-Litovsk, Russian Empire), and emigrated with his family to the United States in 1894. He studied in New York City and Paris, and subsequently taught at the Educational Alliance Art School and the National Academy of Design. In 1928 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member in 1926, and became a full member in 1958.

Auerbach-Levy authored several books on the art of caricature, and his work in that vein, often featuring celebrities and theatrical personalities as his subjects, appeared in The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and American Heritage.

His wife, Florence Von Wien, who collaborated with him on one of his books, died in 1957. Auerbach-Levy died at the age of 75 on June 29, 1964, in Ossining, New York.

His works are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Luther College. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)





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Condition / Notes: Well-preserved poster, measuring 24.25" x 30.75", shows no tears, creasing or punctures
Lot 7015

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage children's books with a houseboat theme, as shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include "The Vanishing Houseboat," "The Outdoor Chums on a Houseboat," "The Bobbsey Twins on a Housebot," "Maida's Little Houseboat," "The Cruise of the Houseboat," "The Home Afloat," and "Captain Chub."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 7016

$50

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction’s catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage.



This Christopher Morley lot includes a signed, limited edition of "The Goldfish Under the Ice" (499/530) and an inscribed copy (to T.A. Daly) of "Mince Pie." Other titles are "Where the Blue Begins," "The Haunted Bookshop," "Thorofare," "The Trojan Horse," and "I Know a Secret."


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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 7017

$800

Title: Notes of the State of Virginia. With an Appendix
Author: Thomas Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was a spokesman for democracy and the rights of man with worldwide influence. At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). Just after the war ended, from mid-1784 Jefferson served as a diplomat, stationed in Paris. In May 1785, he became the United States Minister to France.

Jefferson was the first United States Secretary of State (1790–1793) serving under President George Washington. With his close friend James Madison he organized the Democratic-Republican Party, and subsequently resigned from Washington's cabinet. Elected Vice President in 1796, when he came in second to President John Adams of the Federalists, Jefferson opposed Adams and with Madison secretly wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which attempted to nullify the Alien and Sedition Acts.

Elected president in what Jefferson called the Revolution of 1800, he oversaw the purchase of the vast Louisiana Territory from France (1803), and sent the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806) to explore the new west. His second term was beset with troubles at home, such as the failed treason trial of his former Vice President Aaron Burr. With escalating trouble with Britain who was challenging American neutrality and threatening shipping at sea, he tried economic warfare with his embargo laws which only damaged American trade. In 1803, President Jefferson initiated a process of Indian tribal removal and relocation to the Louisiana Territory west of the Mississippi River, in order to open lands for eventual American settlers.

A leader in the Enlightenment, Jefferson was a polymath who spoke five languages fluently and was deeply interested in science, invention, architecture, religion and philosophy, interests that led him to the founding of the University of Virginia after his presidency. He designed his own large mansion on a 5,000 acre plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia, which he named Monticello and the University of Virginia building. While not a notable orator, Jefferson was a skilled writer and corresponded with many influential people in America and Europe throughout his adult life.

Jefferson opposed slavery all his life in his speeches and writing; but he took little political action to emancipate slaves, owned hundreds of his own, and freed only a fraction of these in his life and will. Since the beginning of his career, controversy has surrounded Jefferson concerning his alleged relationship with his slave Sally Hemings. Owing to DNA and other evidence, the consensus of most modern historians is that Jefferson fathered one or more of Hemings' children.

After Martha Jefferson, his wife of eleven years, died in 1782, Jefferson remained a widower for the rest of his life; their marriage produced six children, of whom two survived to adulthood.

Though Jefferson has been criticized by many modern day scholars over the issue of slavery, he remains rated as one of the greatest U.S. presidents. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed by M. L. & W. A. Davis For Furman & Loudon
City: New York
Year: 1801
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style:
Pagination: 392 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: "Notes on the State of Virginia" was a book written by Thomas Jefferson. Originally written in 1781, it was subsequently updated and enlarged in 1782 and 1783. It was then anonymously published in Paris in a limited, private edition of a few hundred copies in 1784. Its first public English-language edition, issued by John Stockdale in London, appeared in 1787. It was the only full-length book by Jefferson published during his lifetime, though he did issue a "Manual of Parliamentary Practice for the Use of the Senate of the United States," generally known as "Jefferson's Manual," in 1801. "Notes on the State of Virginia" collects the answers that Jefferson prepared for questions posed to Jefferson about Virginia by Francois Barbe-Marbois then Secretary of the French delegation in Philadelphia. Often dubbed the most important American book published before 1800, "Notes on the State of Virginia" is both a compilation of data and a vigorous and often eloquent argument about the nature of the good society, which Jefferson saw incarnated by his beloved state of Virginia. In Notes we find some of Jefferson's most memorable statements of belief in such political, legal, and constitutional principles as the separation of church and state, constitutional government, checks and balances, and individual liberty. We also find Jefferson's passionate and convincing refutation of the argument that nature, plant life, animal life, and human life all degenerate in the New World by contrast with their state in the Old World. This argument is a direct refutation of the arguments posed by the French naturalist Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon in his authoritative "Histoire Naturelle." (Courtesy of Wikipedia)


Condition / Notes: This is a stated third American edition of this work.



Antique full-leather volume has red book binding tape to spine, with gilt-lettered spine label visible through opening. Original boards display rubbing and minor loss at corners. Loss is visible at head of spine. Hinges have been reinforced. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown. Annotations in ink are visible on front flyleaf. Rear endpaper has darkened edges and light foxing. Pages exhibit foxing and occasional marginal staining. Intact fold-out table appears between pages 138 and 139, an "eye draught of Madison's Cave" on page 32, and a map of the Ohio river on page 387. This work has various tables, including one of "Birds of Virginia." Appendix relative to the murder of Logan's family can be found on pages [349]-392.
Lot 7018

$175

Title: The Problems of Lasting Peace
Author: Herbert Hoover - Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933). Hoover, born to Quaker parents of German, Swiss, Canadian and Irish descent, was originally a professional mining engineer and author. He achieved American and international prominence in humanitarian relief efforts and served as head of the U.S. Food Administration before and during World War I. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted partnerships between government and business under the rubric "economic modernization". In the presidential election of 1928, Hoover easily won the Republican nomination, despite having no elected-office experience. Hoover is the most recent cabinet secretary to be elected President of the United States, as well as one of only two Presidents (along with William Howard Taft) elected without electoral experience or high military rank. America was at the height of an economic bubble at the time, facilitating a landslide victory for Hoover over Democrat Al Smith.

Hoover, a globally experienced engineer, believed strongly in the Efficiency Movement, which held that the government and the economy were riddled with inefficiency and waste, and could be improved by experts who could identify the problems and solve them. He also believed in the importance of volunteerism and of the role of individuals in society and the economy. Hoover, who had made a small fortune in mining, was the first of two Presidents to redistribute their salary (President Kennedy was the other; he donated all his paychecks to charity). When the Wall Street Crash of 1929 struck less than eight months after he took office, Hoover tried to combat the ensuing Great Depression with volunteer efforts, public works projects such as the Hoover Dam, tariffs such as the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, an increase in the top tax bracket from 25% to 63% and increases in corporate taxes. These initiatives did not produce economic recovery during his term, but served as the groundwork for various policies incorporated in Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. After 1933 he became a spokesman in opposition to the domestic and foreign policies of the New Deal. In 1947 President Harry S. Truman brought him back to help make the federal bureaucracy more efficient through the Hoover Commission. The consensus among historians is that Hoover's defeat in the 1932 election was caused primarily by his failure to end the downward economic spiral. Hoover is generally ranked no higher than average among US Presidents.




, Hugh Gibson
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1942
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/295 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by the 31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover, as well as by co-author Hugh Gibson. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Dr. Ellery Cary Stowell / with the kind regards / of Herbert Hoover / & / Hugh Gibson."

Volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Numerous annotations appear on endpapers and blank pages at front and rear of volume. Pages display ink underlining and marginalia. Intact dust jacket (later printing) exhibits shelfwear. Jacket is preserved in mylar.
Lot 7019

$25

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around antique college and university history. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



HANDBOOK OF COURSES OPEN TO WOMEN IN BRITISH, CONTINENTAL & CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES. by MADDISON, ISABEL, ET AL., Printing Information: MacMillan, N. Y. (1896). Notes: First edition. Original cloth, very good. Publisher's advt tipped in. PRESENTATION COPY to Mary E. Garrett, Nov. 4,1896 (promoter of women's education, founder of the Bryn Mawr School for Girls in Baltimore. ("Compiled for the Graduate Club of Bryn Mawr College.")




BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL CATALOGUE OF WASHINGTON & JEFFERSON COLLEGE ... 1802-1889. Printing Information: Elm Street Printing Co., Cincinnati (1889). Notes: Original cloth, light wear. 526, [1] pages. Index. Scarce.




THE AMERICAN RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS: A REVIEW OF THE FIRST FORTY YEARS by AYDELOTTE, Frank. Printing Information: Princeton University Press, Princeton (1946). Notes: First edition, patterned terracotta paper boards with grey and red gilt-stamped cloth spine, slight bumping to corners and base of spine, small light discoloration at base of spine; dust jacket slightly darkened at edges, spine darkened, slightly chipped, small piece missing at top of spine, some internal repairs, price not clipped. 208 pp. Pages clean and bright with some pencil marking, plates intact; bookplate of Caroline Newton, A. Edward Newton's daughter, signed inscription by author "To the fellows at Oak Knoll" dated 1946.


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This lot also includes additional volumes:

"Cap and Gown: Second Series of College Verse," by Frederic Lawrence Knowles, 1897.

"Cornell Stories," by James Gardner Sanderson, 1898.

"Across the Campus," by Caroline M. Fuller, 1899.

"Pennsylvania's Verse," edited by William Otto Miller, 1902.

"The Junior Annual, 1908, Delaware College, " by the Class of 1909 (yearbook).

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 7020

$10

Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage books and ephemera of writings by and about Walter Lowenfels, shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are thirteen copies of "Small Press Review," No. 23 (Nov. 1974), a festschrift with a few of his poems and articles by Pete Seeger, Ishmael Reed, Kenneth Rexroth, Nancy Willard, and many others. Also included are two copies of the anthology "Contemporary American Men Poets;" Lowenfels' own books, "American Voices" and "Sonnets of Love and Liberty;" and the little magazines, "Signal," "Horizons," and "Mainstream" from the mid-1960s.

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Lot 7021

$130

Book Details: This lot consists of antique and vintage collectible estate books of literature, humor, mystery, and philosophy shown in the corresponding image(s). There are about fifteen titles by P.G. Wodehouse, almost as many by G.K. Chesterton, and several six to ten each by Robert Louis Stevenson and James Thurber. Other authors include Christopher Morley, H.G. Wells, and Georges Simenon.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 7022

$55

Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature publications and personal correspondence of Cornelius Weygandt (1871-1951), in whom Mr. Kane had both a personal and a professional interest. A life-long resident of Philadelphia, Weygandt graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1891, and was a professor of English literature there his entire career. In addition to his published commentaries on the works of Tennyson and the 19th century English novelists, Weygandt's other books and shorter writings reflect his interests in the different cultures, peoples, and places of Pennsylvania and New Hampshire (where he spent summers), and to the cultivation of the nearly forgotten breed of Red Dorking chicken. Robert Frost described Weygandt in his poem "New Hampshire" as a man ...

"Who comes from Philadelphia every year
With a great flock of chickens of rare breeds...
Dorkings because they're spoken of by Chaucer,
Sussex, because they're spoken of by Herrick."

This lot consists of a collection of small antique engravings (some on laid paper) and lithographs that Weygandt collected. There are about 36 illustrations all together, including an antique map of the regions around the Sea of Marmara, and a vintage hand-drawn map of Bradford, Vermont.

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Condition / Notes: These illustrations have been carefully preserved, and are in good or very good condition.
Lot 7023

$80

Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction’s catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage.



This Christopher Morley ephemera lot includes material of particular interest to scholars and booksellers, featuring bibliographical materials, auction and exhibition catalogs, and articles about Morley and Morley's work. In addition, there are other items which discuss book collecting and related issues more generally.


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Condition / Notes: These items are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 7024

$80

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around antique and vintage books about nature, animals, and hunting. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



MEMOIRS OF A FOX-HUNTING MAN by [SASSOON, Siegfried]. Printing Information: F. U. Brodhaus [1928], London. Notes: First edition, first printing. Original blue cloth. 7.5 x 5.5". 395 pages. The signature mark "A" appears on the blank preceding the half-title, as noted by Keynes. Top and fore edges trimmed; bottom edge untrimmed (Keynes persuasively argues that no priority should be given to the various trimmed and untrimmed states of the edges). Spine just a little sun-faded, some mild foxing to endpapers, still better than very good. An autobiographical novel of life before World War I. Winner of the Hawthornden Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. The first printing (of 1,500 copies) and the first 500 copies of the second printing were published anonymously. The author's name was added to the title page for the remainder of the second printing and the numerous reprints.

OVER THE OPEN. ILLUSTRATED BY E. S. VOSS by PAGE, H[ENRY] S[AVAGE]. Printing Information: Scribner, N. Y. (1925). Notes: First edition. Original cloth gilt-stamped with a horse motif, very good. Color illustrations, &c. (Fox hunting)

MUDIE, Robert. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DOMESTIC AND WILD ANIMALS: THEIR STRUCTURE, HABITS, LOCALITIES, DISTRIBUTION, AND INFLUENCE ON HUMAN SOCIETY. London: Charles Griffin and Co., [1839?]. Apparent first edition. The introduction is dated 1839. Original pictorial red cloth stamped in gilt and blind, with all edges gilt. 6.5 X 4.25". Xvi, 254 pages, [2] pages ads at rear. Tiny chip to head of spine and light wear to base of spine; name (William S. Schofield, Philadelphia) on free end paper; some light foxing to plates With minimal impact on images; still bright and about very good. Illustrated With eight hand-colored plates, including frontispiece and extra engraved title page (corresponds with OCLC). Issued as a part of the "Mudie's Rural Library" series. A bit scarce; OCLC finds only three copies.

YOUR CABIN IN THE WOODS: A COMPILATION OF CABIN PLANS AND PHILOSOPHY FOR DISCOVERING LIFE IN THE GREAT OUT DOORS by MEINECKE, Conrad E. Printing Information: Foster & Stewart, Buffalo (1945). Notes: First edition, decorated tan cloth boards in good condition with only slight wear to corners and top/bottom of spine, dust jacket slightly darkened, light wearing at bottom edge with small closed tear at front spine and lose tear at bottom corner of rear flap, top edges chipped with small piece missing at top of spine, price clipped. Approx. 11" x 8". Wood-grained end-papers, pages clean and unmarked. Overall a nice copy, scarce in dust jacket.

THE ROMANCE OF NATURAL HISTORY by GOSSE, Philip Henry. Printing Information: James Nisbet & Co., London (1862). Notes: Second edition, original pictorial gilt- and blind-stamped green cloth boards rebacked, slight wear to top/bottom of spine, corners and edges bumped, joints strengthened, spine gilt faded and spine somewhat darkened, front board gilt very bright. 393 pp. + 2 pp. advertisements. Pages clean, reasonably bright, and unmarked, many pages uncut, complete with B&W plates as listed, most with tissue guards intact; bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid, a noted marine zoologist who made many contributions in the field of taxonomy.



WANDERINGS IN SOUTH AMERICA, THE NORTH-WEST OF THE U. S., & THE ANTILLES, IN ... 1812, 1816 , 1820 & 1824 ... NEW EDITION, EDITED, [&c], BY J. G. WOOD. WITH 100 ILLUSTRATIONS by WATERTON, CHARLES. Printing Information: Macmillan & Co., London (1885). Notes: With original instructions for the perfect preservation of birds, &c for cabinets of natural history. Attractive full polished gilt calf prize binding. Award certificate awarded to Edward Blount in 1886 on paste-down end paper. Xvi, 520 pages. All edges gilt, marbled end papers. A nice copy. (Stonyhurst is an ancient Jesuit school in Lancashire. The choice of this popular book, which was an inspiration for Darwin and Wallace among others, was uniquely appropriate, as Waterton was educated at Stonyhurst. He is remembered as a pioneer naturalist and environmentalist.)




THE GUN ROOM by SHAND, ALEX. INNES. Printing Information: John Lane, London & N. Y. (1905). Notes: First edition. Original gilt-stamped cloth, slight blistering, gilt representation of a gun rack on the cover, very good. Complete with 25 interesting illustrations


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Lot 7025

$225

Details: There are well over a hundred original black & white photographs of vintage trains and trolleys in this collection. The photographs are in many different sizes, with a few large press or public relations pictures, but most were made by amateur railroad enthusiasts. A few of the locomotive images are marked, as are most of the trolley pictures. These shots were taken in Detroit and Cleveland. Several types of engines are depicted, including steam, diesel, and electric.

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Condition / Notes: These photographs have curled, but are otherwise in good condition.
Lot 7026

$110

Title: The Gospel for an Age of Doubt: The Yale Lectures on Preaching, 1896
Author: Henry Van Dyke - Henry Jackson van Dyke was an American author, educator, and clergyman.
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1897
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/457 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early edition of this work signed by Princeton professor Woodrow Wilson, later the 28th President of the United States. Signature and date of November 18, 1897 appear in ink on front flyleaf, with another signature above Wilson's. This book is accompanied by a PSA/DNA Certificate of Authenticity.



Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover, with gilt ruling to edges of front cover. Book shows external wear, with mild rubbing and some discoloration to spine. Binding has nearly entirely detached. Text block is intact. Pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 7027

$70

Title: Theorie scientifique des couleurs et leurs applications a l'art et a l'industrie
Author: Odgen Nicolas Rood
Publisher: Librairie Germer Bailliere et Cie
City: Paris
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/279 pages plus 32 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece and numerous in-text illustrations.
Lot 7028

$55

Title: Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Gilbert Cope, Henry Graham Ashmead
Publisher: The Lewis Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in half leather with pebbled brown cloth and gilt lettering to spines. Original spines have been reattached. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Volumes have gilt edges and marbled endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Work contains numerous plates offering portraits of historical figures and prominent citizens. Text appears in double columns.
Lot 7029

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

- A Magnificent Farce and Other Diversions of a Book-Collector by A. Edward Newton - Dated 1921 by The Atlantic Monthly Press - Signed EditionThis is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work. This is copy number 108 of 250. Inscription on limitation page reads ""My book is written for the / tired business man (there / are a goodly number of / us) who flatters himself / that he is fond of / reading." / A. Edward Newton."



Antique volume is bound in brown paper-covered boards with dark brown cloth spine. Printed paper label appears on spine. Book shows light external wear, with minor loss of material at outside corners. Binding is firm. Volume has gilt top edge and untrimmed fore and bottom edges. Partially uncut pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with plates and vignettes. There are between 55 and 60 indexed illustrations.
- All Our Yesterdays by Henry Major Tomlinson - Dated 1930 by William Heinemann Ltd. - Signed EditionThis is a scarce author-signed limited edition. Tomlinson's signature appears on limitation page. This is copy number 724 of 1025.



Volume is bound in tan cloth over beveled boards, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear, with some darkening to spine. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author by Percy Smith. Book is preserved in cloth-covered slipcase. Case exhibits soiling to covers. Number 724 appears at top of spine.
Lot 7030

$30

Details: This lot consists of twelve issues of the vintage left-wing cultural periodical, "American Dialog," as shown in the corresponding image(s). Dates on these issues range from 1966 to 1972.

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Condition / Notes: These magazines are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 7031

$25

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around collectible art history. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



SIR JOSHUA AND HIS CIRCLE by MOLLOY, FITZGERALD. Printing Information: Dodd, Mead, n.d., N. Y. Notes: two volumes. Original gold-stamped cloth, top edges gilt, a nice bright set. Complete with 18 plates. (Sir Joshua Reynolds, foremost portraitist of his age.)




WILLIAM HOGARTH by DOBSON, Austin. Printing Information: William Heinemann, London (1907). Notes: New and enlarged edition, so stated. The first edition was issued in 1879. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free endpaper. The inscription is a quote by Thackeray on Hogarth. Original maroon cloth. 9" x 6". Xix, 310 pages. Mild offsetting to endpapers, very light foxing to prelims, still bright and very good plus. Numerous plates. Index.

THE PILGRIMAGE OF LIFE by CHEW, SAMUEL C. Printing Information: Yale Univ. Press, New Haven (1962). Notes: First edition. Large octavo, original gilt-stamped cloth, nice copy with the original (vertical) wrap-around. 156 facsimiles, extensive notes & detailed index. ("An exploration into the Renaissance mind ... the relationship between literature and pictorial art.")




BLAKE'S HAYLEY, THE LIFE, WORKS & FRIENDSHIPS OF WILLIAM HAYLEY by BISHOP, MORCHARD. Printing Information: Gollancz, London (1951). Notes: First edition. Original cloth, very good,in a somewhat worn (but complete) dust wrapper. Illustrations. (Friend and patron of William Blake, friend of Cowper, Gibbon, Lady Hamilton, Mrs. Opie and many others.)




JOHN FLAXMAN 1755 - 1826 by CONSTABLE, W. G. Printing Information: University of London Press, London (1927). Notes: Original two-tone cloth, a very good copy. 9 X 6 1/4 inches; xvi, 128 pages. Plates. Small neat signature of Mary K. Woodworth, author and educator. Flaxman's drawings (especially his illustrations of Dante) and sculpture were highly regarded in his day, and he influenced many younger artists, notably Ingres. "He embodies the ideals of Neo-classicism more completely than any other English artist.")




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This lot also includes additional volumes: "Benjamin West"

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 7032

$45

Details: The larger of the two antique, original engravings in this lot shows the decisive Battle of Sedan, which won the Franco-Prussian War for the Germans in 1870. This nicely detailed illustration includes identifiable likeness of Kaiser Wilhelm, Otto von Bismarck, and Helmuth von Moltke, with U.S. Army General Philip Sheridan observing. Captioned in German, it was published by H. Schile of New York, and measures 30" x 24".

The second engraving shows the wreck of the packet ship Albion, driven on the rocks of lee shore in a storm. It was printed by William H. Morgan of Philadelphia, and measures 23.5" x 19."

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Condition / Notes: These engravings are in generally good condition. Please note some soiling around the edges, with some purple marks on the Albion engraving.
Lot 7033

$50

Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature vintage collectible literary and other specialty magazines. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



SCIENCE AND SOCIETY, VOL. ONE, NO. 5, FEB-MAY, 1938 by TOBACCO]., Printing Information: Mercury Press, Chelmsford, (1938). Notes: Original printed wrappers, very good. Illus. The entire issue is devoted to various aspects of tobacco and smoking: aesthetics, women undergraduates, history and dangers, youth, Goethe's attitude toward smoking, organizing against smoking, &c.




MR. JAMES JOYCE AND THE MODERN STAGE by POUND, EZRA, Printing Information: The Drama League of America, Chicago (1916). Notes: In The Drama: A Quarterly Review, No. 21, February 1916. Original gray printed paper wrappers somewhat chipped, advertisements on inner front wrapper and outer/inner rear wrapper, binding solid. 164 pp. + 6 pp. index and advertisements. Pages clean, bright, and unmarked. First appearance of this critique of Joyce's "Exiles."

HILL, Mozell C. (Editor). PHYLON. THE ATLANTA UNIVERSITY REVIEW OF RACE & CULTURE. Atlanta: Atlanta University, 1950. Small 41:0 in original printed wraps. A scarce, fairly early issue, in very good condition. Special "The Negro in Literature: The Current Scene" issue. Contributors include William Gardner Smith, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Arna Bontemps, etc.




ROMAN, REVUE BIMESTRIELLE JAN., 1951. NO. 1 by , Printing Information: St. Paul (Alpes Maritimes) (1951). Notes: First issue of this literary revue. Original multicolor wrappers designed by Matisse, very good. Contains an unedited Journal of Virginia Woolf, a story by William Sansom, etc. Uncommon. (In French)

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This lot also includes additional volumes:

"The Magazine: A Journal of Contemporary Writing," Nov.-Dec. 1934, Jan.-Feb. 1935, May-June 1935. With stories and poems by William Carlos Williams, Muriel Rukeyser, Kenneth Patchen, Meridel Le Sueur, R.P. Blackmur, and others.

"The Californian: A Western Monthly Magazine," April 1880.

"The Reader," December 1906. With a very early poem by Sinclair Lewis, and other poems by James Whitcomb Riley, etc.

"Italy Today," November-December 1931.

"Casanova Jr.'s Tales," edited by Francis Page, April 1926, and January 1927.
In slipcases.

"The Outsider," Fall 1961. With contributions by Gregory Corso, Diane Di Prima, Gary Snyder, Charles Olson, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Langston Hughes, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Creeley, Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller, LeRoi Jones, William S. Burroughs, Kay Btoyle, Tuli Kupferberg, and others.

"Lincolnshire Notes & Queries," edited by Reginald C. Dudding. October 1924. Genealogy and folklore.


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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 7034

$90

Title: A Magyar Nemzet Tortenete
Author: Ignacz Acsady, Sandor Szilagyi
Publisher: Kiajda az Athenaeum Irodalmi Es Nyomdai Reszvenytarsulat
City: Budapest
Year: 1895-1898
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: Contents are as follows:
1. Magyarorszag a kiralysag megalapitasaig --
2. Magyarorszag to¨rtenete az Arpadok koraban --
3. Az Anjou haz es orokosei --
4. A Hunyadiak es a Jagellok kora --
5. Magyarorszag harom reszre oszlasanak tortenete --
6. Magyarorszag tortenete II. Matyastol III. Ferdinand halalaig --
7. Magyarorszag torte´nete I. Lipot es I. Jozsef koraban --
8. Magyarorszag tortenete III. Karolytol a becsi congressusig --
9. A nemzeti allamalkotas kora --
10. A modern Magyarorszag
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in embossed and gilt-lettered blue cloth. Ex-library volumes show external wear, with tearing along spine edges and light soiling to covers. Minor loss of material is visible at outside corners of boards. Library markings in white are visible at foot of spines. Rear hinge of fourth volume is cracked. Binding of remaining volumes is sound. Name of library is stamped at top and bottom edges of text blocks. Library card pocket appears on rear pastedowns. No other library markings or attachments are apparent. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is lavishly illustrated work contains color & b&w plates, numerous fold-out tables and plates, including many facsimiles of historical documents. Text is in Hungarian.
Lot 7035

$20

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around Harvard College and University. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



MEMORIAL SERVICE, THOMAS JAMES WILSON, 25 OCTOBER 1902 - 27 JUNE 1969. Printing Information: Harvard University Printing Office, [1969], Cambridge. Notes: Original cloth stamped in gold, nice copy, 7 X 4 1/2 inches, [4], 32, [2] pages. (Contributions by Mark Carroll; publisher & author, August Fruge; Simon M. Bessie; and Howard Mumford Jones. Wilson was for twenty years Director of the Harvard University Press and before that Director of the University of North Carolina Press.) Probably a small edition.




BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED HARVARD COLLEGE IN THE CLASSES 1736 - 1740 WITH BIBLIOGRAPHICAL AND OTHER NOTES by SHIPTON, CLIFFORD K., Editor. Printing Information: Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston (1958). Notes: Large octavo, original gold-stamped cloth, very good, in dust wrapper, X, [1], 581 pages.

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This lot also includes additional volumes:

"The Harvard Monthly," June 1890.

"Plays of the 47 workshop," Harvard Dramatic Club, 1918. Plays by Rachel Lyman Field, Hubert Osborne, Eugene Pillot, and William L. Prosser.

"New Verses from the Harvard 'Advocate,' 1876-1886," signed by the first editor of the "Advocate," W.G. Peckham.

"The Pedagogues," by Arthur Stanwood Pier, 1899.

"Harvard Episodes," by Charles Macomb Flandrau, 1897 (two copies).

"Harvard Stories," by Waldron Kintzing Post, 1893.

"An Ode to Harvard and Other Poems," by Witter Bynner, 1907.

"Stories from the Harvard 'Advocate, 1866-1896,'" 1896.



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Lot 7036

$150

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around vintage and antique anthropology and works on evolution. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



A SELECTED AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 0F KOREAN ANTHROPOLOGY by KNEZ, EUGENE I. & SWANSON, CHANG-SU. Printing Information: National Assembly Library, Republic of Korea (1969), Seoul. Notes: Original printed wrappers, some pages with wrinkle, otherwise very good. [3], ix, 235pages. Index. Map of Korean archaeological sites. Typed presentation note signed by Knez tipped in. Only six copies in OCLC. (Confined largely to books and articles in Korean. Annotations in English.)

ANCIENT RUINS AND ARCHAEOLOGY by DE CAMP, L. SPRAGUE and CATHERINE C. Printing Information: Doubleday, Garden City (1964). Notes: First edition. Original cloth, very good. 9 1/2 X 6 inches, xvi, [1], 294 pages. Illustrations. SIGNED inscription by both authors to Conway Zirkle (leading botanist and historian of science) and his wife.

THE NIGHT COUNTRY: REFLECTIONS OF A BONE-HUNTING MAN by EISELEY, Loren. Printing Information: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York (1971). Notes: First edition, black cloth stamped in green and blue, very slight wear to top/bottom of spine, otherwise very fine; dust jacket slightly chipped at top/bottom of spine and top edge, price clipped and "7.95" written in pink ink at bottom of front inner flap, no other damage. 240 pp. Pages clean, bright, and unmarked, newspaper clipping of author's biography laid in, gift inscription signed by the author. A very good copy.

FETICHISM AND FETICH WORSHIPERS. TRANSLATED BY MISS M. McMAHON by BAUDIN, P., Printing Information: Benziger Bros., N. Y., &c (1885). Notes: First edition in English. Half calf with marbled boards and large gilt-stamped label, rebacked with cloth, faded stamp on end paper of Robt. Gilbert Odum, a small blemish on a few pages, a very good copy. Vignette title (showing a headless African sacrificial victim hung upside-down on a tree trunk with his severed head fastened above the corpse.) Illustrations. Baudin was a missionary on the Slave Coast of Africa.

DAVID PATON. BRIEF EXERCISES IN CONNECTION WITH THE UNVEILING OF A TABLET IN HIS HONOR . . . by EGYPTOLOGY]. Printing Information: Princeton University Press (1927). Notes: Limited to "a few copies for his friends." Original boards. Two illustrations, nice copy. (Promiment Egyptologist, author of "Early Egyptian Records of Travel", &c.)


LA GUYANE MECONNUE. AVANT-PROPOS DE HENRY BERENGER. PREFACE DE G. MONNERVILLE . . . by BUREAU, (Capitaine) GABRIEL. Printing Information: Fasquelle (1936), Paris. Notes: First edition. Original printed wrappers, some spine wear. 9 X 5 1/2 inches, 170, [3] pages. Illustrations of native huts, costumes, mining, &c. Maps




CLUNIA SULPICIA, CIUDAD ROMANA. SU HISTORIA Y SU PRESENTE by PALAL, PEDRO DE. Printing Information: Burgos (1959). Notes: Original decorated wrappers, 8 1/2 X 6 inches, 115 pages, a very good copy. There are 60 plates including folding map and plan, showing the art, &c, unearthed in the excavation of this ancient Roman city in Spain: statuary, mosaics, coins, vases, architectural elements, &c. OCLC locates only three copies in the U.S. and four in Europe.




RECHERCHES SUR LES ATELIERS DE POTIERS GALLO-ROMAINS DE LA GAULE CENTRALE by VERTET, HUGUES, ET AL, Printing Information: Revue Archeologique SITES, Paris (1980). Notes: Hors-serie No. 6. Quarto, original printed wrappers, nice signed inscription by Vertet to Howard Comfort. Very good copy. Drawings and photos of statuary, dig sites, &c. ONE OF 620 COPIES.

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This lot also includes additional volumes:

"Memoirs of the Research Department of the Toyo Bunko (The Oriental Library)," Nos. 16 and 17, 1957 and 1958.

"Darwin After Darwin," by George John Romanes, 1892.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 7037

$275

Title: Works
Author: Anthony Trollope - Anthony Trollope was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters.

Publisher: Bernhard Tauchnitz
City: Leipzig
Year: 1858-1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 50 Complete: No
Width: 5" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These are titles in the series Collection of British Authors, Copyright Edition.



Antique set is bound in black cloth with (fragmentary) gilt-lettered red leather spine labels. Books show varying degrees of external wear, with rubbing to a number of covers, minor loss at outside corners and fraying at top/bottom of spines. Bindings are firm. Edges may exhibit lightly toning. Pages are otherwise generally clean and without markings.
Lot 7038

$100

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around antique American military history. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS, ON THE DIFFERENCES THAT EXIST, BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SOME OF THE INDIVIDUAL STATES, RESPECTING THE RELATIVE POWERS OF THE GENERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS OVER THE MILITIA. FEBRUARY 28, 1815 by [UNITED STATES, CONGRESS, SENATE, COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS]. Printing Information: Printed by Roger C. Weightman, by order of the Senate of the United States, Washington City (1815). Notes: First edition. Disbound. 8.25" x 5". 89 pages. Light foxing, but very good. Concerns the opposition of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island to the requisition of their militias by the U.S. government during the War of 1812. All were predominantly Federalist states, where opposition to "Mr. Madison's war" was rampant. This pamphlet contains communications by Monroe (serving as Secretary of War), governors of the three states concerned, and others.




THE TRUMPETER'S CALL BOOK...ALL THE CALLS USED IN INFANTRY, CAVALRY & ARTILLERY OF THE US ARMY by PUGH, Ellis, Printing Information: J. W. Pepper, cop. 1885, Philadelphia and Chicago. Notes: The rare 1st edition. Oblong 8vo., (approx. 5 x 6-1/2 inches); [2], 24 pages; in original (?) plain black cloth. Light internal wear. (Musical notations plus a 1-page preface. Not in OCLC, which lists one copy only of a later edition. Pugh was a trumpeter of the First Troop, Philadelphia City Cavalry.)

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This lot also includes additional volumes:

"Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War," by James R. Gilmore, 1898.

"Historical Register and dictionary of the United States Army, 1789-1903," by Francis B. Heitman, 1903. In two volumes.

"Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, 1802-1867," by Bvt. Major-General George W. Cullum, 1868, volumes II and III.

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Lot 7039

$30

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings and feature titles themed around antique poetry. Where possible, we are including his original descriptions as listed below:



LELAND, Charles Godfrey. THE MUSIC-LESSON OF CONFUCIUS, AND OTHER POEMS. Trubner & Co London 1872. First edition, red cloth boards stamped in gilt and black with beveled edges, somewhat darkened with spine heavily darkened, some wear to top/bottom of spine, corners and edges lightly rubbed, general light wear to boards, joints partially cracked, binding solid; this binding not described. 8 + 168 pp. Slight warping to title page, black coated end papers, marginal red borders; small rectangular bookplate of A. Herbert Safford, card inscribed to Tom Hood from Leland tipped onto verso of title page. Tom Hood was an English humorist and playwright who founded Tom Hood's Comic Annual, to which Leland was a contributor.



REPRESENTATIVE POEMS OF LIVING POETS AMERICAN AND ENGLISH SELECTED BY THE POETS THEMSELVES WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GEORGE PARSONS LATHROP. Cassell & Co. n.d. [1886] New York, London, Paris & Melbourne. Publisher's pictorial gilt-stamped and painted green cloth boards, gilt darkened with some bright patches, light wear to corners and top/bottom of spine, hinges and edges lightly rubbed, light marking to rear board, cloth slightly darkened, binding solid, good overall. Approx. 9" x 6.5", 52 + 683 pp. Edges toned, complete with numerous black & white illustrations and facsimile poets' signatures. Four poems contributed by Leland; other poets include George H. Boker, Robert Browning, Mary Mapes Dodge (the editor of St. Nicholas Magazine), Julia Ward Howe, George MacDonald, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Andrew Lang, Robert Louis Stevenson, Elizabeth Stoddard, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Celia Thaxter.



LELAND, Charles Godfrey. SONGS OF THE SEA AND LAYS OF THE LAND. Adam and Charles Black London 1895. First edition, pictorial green cloth boards, spine faded, slight wear to corners and top/bottom of spine, light fading to edges, narrow vertical light blue mark on rear board, binding tight and solid, good overall. 16 + 278 pp. + 2 pp. advertisements. Scattered light foxing, top edge gilt, side and bottom edges untrimmed. A fine copy. B issue with the spine printed in green rather than white.




HAGEMAN, S. Miller [ed.]
THE PRINCETON POETS, COMPILED BY S. MILLER HAGEMAN. Princeton University Press Princeton 1879. First edition, publisher's dark maroon cloth with gilt-stamped spine, light wear to top/bottom of spine and corners, scattered minor light marks to boards, minor bubbling on rear board, binding solid, fine overall. 13 + 293 pp. Edges lightly toned, errata slip tipped in rear fly-leaves, brown coated end-papers, newspaper clipping laid in p. 250. Several selections from Leland along with other Princeton graduates including Aaron Burr and George H. Boker. A nice copy.




BENSON, Carl [Charles Astor Bristed]. ANACREONTICS. Privately Printed New York 1872. First edition, gilt-stamped plum cloth boards with beveled edges, gilt on front board bright, spine and edges heavily faded, light wear to corners and top/bottom of spine, faint marking to front board, binding tight and solid, good overall. Approx. 8" x 6.5", 75 single-sided pages. Extra engraved title page, maroon coated end-papers, some foxing throughout, the word "see" added in ink p. 70. Epigraph on title page from Hans Breitmann's Sermon, dedicated to "Hans Breitmann" (Leland): "So much of this book as has not been already appropriated to other good men and true, is hereby dedicated to my jolly friend Hans Breitmann."

FOSDICK, RAYMOND B. [ed.] PRINCETON VERSE. Hausauer, Son & Jones Co. Buffalo 1904. #404 of 1000. Gilt-stamped dark green cloth boards, gilt bright, light wear to top/bottom of spine, corners very lightly worn, binding solid, fine overall. 213 pp. Black & white photo frontispiece, offset mark on title page, edges lightly toned, lacking second signature page with dedication and first part of the table of contents. A good copy. Contains one poem by Leland, along with verses by several other Princeton alumni such as Henry van Dyke.




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Lot 7040

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the pair of documents signed by A. W. Tourgee shown in the corresponding image(s). The first is a document from Tourgee's time as U.S. consul in Bordeaux, consisting of the original two-page French-language manuscript of a will and a typed translation, with seal of the consulate and signature on the verso. The second is a handwritten letter, with letterhead of Our Continent, An Illustrated Weekly Magazine, dated 1883, and addressed to S. R. Shipley, relating to a stock transaction.


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Condition / Notes: Sheets are well preserved, with minor creasing from folds to 1883 letter. There are no tears, punctures or soiling to either document.
Lot 7041

$35

Title: A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty among Many Surprising and Curious Matters, the Unutterable Ponderings of Walter the Doubter, the Disastrous Projects of William the Testy, and the Chivalric Achievements of Peter the Headstrong, the Three Dutch Governors of New Amsterdam; Being the Only Authentic History of the Times That Ever Hath Been Published
Author: Washington Irving - Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

He made his literary debut in 1802 with a series of observational letters to the Morning Chronicle, written under the pseudonym Jonathan Oldstyle. After moving to England for the family business in 1815, he achieved international fame with the publication of "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." in 1819. He continued to publish regularly—and almost always successfully—throughout his life, and completed a five-volume biography of George Washington just eight months before his death, at age 76, in Tarrytown, New York.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was among the first American writers to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe. Irving was also admired by some European writers, including Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron, Thomas Campbell, Francis Jeffrey, and Charles Dickens. As America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, Irving advocated for writing as a legitimate profession, and argued for stronger laws to protect American writers from copyright infringement.
Publisher: Published by Innskeep and Bradford, and Bradford and Innskeep
City: New York
Year: 1812
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxii/270 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first volume of a two-volume edition of this stated second edition, "with alterations," and written under the pseudonym "Diedrich Knickerbocker."



Antique volume is bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered black spine label. Book shows substantial external wear, with loss of material at top/bottom of spine, cracking along front and rear spine edges, and rubbing to covers. Minor loss is also visible at outside corners of boards. Front board is detaching. Old signatures appear on preliminary pages, including title page. Annotation appears on blank preliminary page opposite title page. Preliminary preceding title page has been excised. Interior exhibits scattered light foxing.
Lot 7042

$110

Title: The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature Containing an Account of Rare, Curious, and Useful Books Published in or Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the Inention of Printing; With Bibliographical and Critical Notices, Collations of the Rarer Articles, and the Prices at Which They Have Been Sold in the Present Century
Author: William Thomas Lowndes - William Thomas Lowndes, English bibliographer, was born about 1798, the son of a London bookseller.

His principal work, "The Bibliographer’s Manual of English Literature"—the first systematic work of the kind—was published in four volumes in 1834. It took Lowndes fourteen years to compile, but, despite its merits, brought him neither fame nor money.

Lowndes, reduced to poverty, subsequently became cataloguer to Henry George Bohn, the bookseller and publisher. In 1839 he published the first parts of "The British Librarian," designed to supplement his early manual, but owing to failing health did not complete the work. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Henry G. Bohn
City: London
Year: 1857-1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 11 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. The books in this lot came from Mr. Kane’s considerable holdings.



This is stated to be a "new edition, revised, corrected and enlarged."



Antique set is bound in orange cloth with black lettering. Books show external wear, with foxing and light soiling to covers. Spines display discoloration. Previous owner's markings appear in lower part of spine. Bindings are firm. Armorial plate of William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland, appears on front pastedowns. Norman Kane's appears at top margin of front flyleaves. Pages are clean and without markings.
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