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Lot 8001

$120

Book Details: This group of decorative Easton Press books features works by Edith Wharton, as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in this group include:
"The Age of Innocence;"
"Old New York;"
"The House of Mirth;" &
"Ethan Rome"

These volumes are uniformly bound in blue leather boards with elaborate gilt tooling.

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Condition / Notes: These volume shows well in like new condition.
Lot 8002

$225

Title: Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs
Author: Lewis Gruner
Publisher: Thomas McLean
City: London
Year: 1856
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 80 pages
Width: 21" Height: 26"
Book Details: This antique folio volume is bound in decorative half leather with marbled paper covered boards with marbled endpapers. The volume features color and black & white plates of architectural and design elements. The volume is dedicated to Prince Albert. There is table of contents for the included plates.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows moderate signs of age/wear, particularity to the boards. The spine cover is partially separated and lacks material. The boards show edgewear and rubbing. The spine is shaken. The interior pages show well with edgewear to the margins. The volume is lacking page 2 and page 50 is present but has been cut. The front endpapers & preliminary pages have been cut as well. The colors show well. Occasional foxing is present. Both boards are separated.
Lot 8003

$55

Title: The Man with the Golden Gun
Author: Ian Fleming - Ian Lancaster Fleming was an English author, journalist, and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his "James Bond" spy novel series. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst and, briefly, the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through several jobs before he found success as a writer. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: The New American Library
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 183 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This first printing of Ian Fleming's last "James Bond" novel, "The Man with the Golden Gun," is complete with its original dust jacket. The text is bound by black cloth covered boards with a decorative gilt illustration stretching from the back to the front covers. The title is emblazoned in red letters on the spine.

The front flap of the dust jacket describes this iconic spy novel as such: "James Bond - arch-enemy of SMERSH, subjugator of the master fiends Goldfinger and Dr. No, has been brainwashed by Soviet captors into becoming the tool of Russia's K.G.B. Deliberately, diabolically, secret agent 007 is setting out to perpetrate an act of treachery...against the British Secret Service. Thus begins this last James Bond novel that the late Ian Fleming wrote. A stunning story of hard-paced adventure, 'The Man with the Golden Gun' pits 007 against a most adroit and ruthless assassin."

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Condition / Notes: This volume's dust jacket shows some moderate to significant indications of age and wear including several partial tears, chipping high points, and light toning. The boards show nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications. The text is clear and legible on the lightly age toned pages throughout the book.
Lot 8004

$80

Title: Monet or the Triumph of Impressionism
Author: Daniel Wildenstein - Daniel Leopold Wildenstein was a French art dealer, historian and owner-breeder of thoroughbred race horses. He was the third member of the family to preside over Wildenstein & Co., one of the most successful and influential art-dealerships of the 20th century. He was once described as "probably the richest and most powerful art dealer on earth." [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Taschen/Wildenstein Institute
City: Germany
Year: 1996
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This complete 4 volume set of new books in a publisher's carton offers noted art collector Daniel Wildenstein's exhaustive biography and catalogue of the works of Claude Monet. Each text is bound by blue cloth covered boards with the title and author's name emblazoned in white letters on its front cover and spine.

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Condition / Notes: There are some light indications of rubbing on the boards of Volume One. Otherwise these texts show exceptionally well and bear only the slightest signs of age and wear.
Lot 8005

$110

Title: Tractatus de Confessionibus Tam Iudicialibus Quam Extraiudicialibus
Author: Francisci de Angelis
Publisher: Apud Vincemtium Galassium
City: Tuderti (Todi)
Year: 1695
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 255 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is volume 2 only. The work is bound in parchment or vellum boards with raised bands on the spine cover. The title loosely translates to English as "Such negotiations judicial as extrajudicial confessions". The work is adorned with ornaments and decorated capitals.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with some light rubbing and soiling to the boards as well as cracking to the boards. The interior pages show well with occasional foxing and age toning.
Lot 8006

$175

Title: The Robots of Dawn
Author: Isaac Asimov - Isaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. Along with Robert A. Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke, Asimov was considered one of the "Big Three" science fiction writers during his lifetime, though he published works in numerous genres. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Phantasia Press
City: Huntington Woods, Michigan
Year: 1983
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 336 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This author signed limited first edition copy of Isaac Asimov's science fiction novel "The Robots of Dawn" is complete with its original dust jacket and protective slipcase. The text is bound by black cloth covered boards with the title and author's name emblazoned in silver letters on its spine.

The limitation page in the back of the book reads: "This first edition of 'The Robots of Dawn' by Isaac Asimov is limited to seven hundred and fifty copies, all of which have been numbered and signed by the author. This is copy 363."

The front flap of the dust jacket describes the content of this work as such: "Isaac Asimov has again created a realistic future society in which the laws of Robotics play a significant role in the political and socio-economic lives of Earth and other planets."

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows exceptionally well because its protective slipcase has absorbed most typical indications of age and wear. The dust jacket is whole and intact. The boards are clean and the binding and hinges are solid and firm. The text is clear and legible throughout the book. Asimov's signature shows clearly in blue ink on the limitation page.
Lot 8007

$80

Title: Alone
Author: Richard E. Byrd - Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr. was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, the highest honor for valor given by the United States, and was a pioneering American aviator, polar explorer, and organizer of polar logistics. Aircraft flights in which he served as a navigator and expedition leader crossed the Atlantic Ocean, a segment of the Arctic Ocean, and a segment of the Antarctic Plateau. Byrd claimed that his expeditions had been the first to reach both the North Pole and the South Pole by air. However, his claim to have reached the North Pole is disputed. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 296 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This author signed copy of Richard E. Byrd's autobiographical account of his near death experience during an Antarctic expedition in 1934 is bound by dark blue cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned on the front cover in light blue letters. The front and back dust jacket flaps are included with this text.

The front flap of the dust jacket reads: "This is the book that Admiral Byrd was four years deciding whether to write - the account of an experience so intimate - and perhaps so catastrophic - that for a long time he could not bring himself to tell it. It is an experience that only one man could write about because it happened to just one man, and that man was completely alone in the South Polar night. Nobody else was there to listen. Nobody else was there to know. It is the account of Byrd's five months' isolation at Advance Base, the place, far south of Little America, where in 1934 he nearly died."

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Condition / Notes: The boards of this text display moderate indications of toning, rubbing, and shelfwear. The binding and hinges are solid and intact. There is some light toning visible on the pages though the text remains clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 8008

$250

Title: Ioannis Gerson Cancellarii Parisiensis; De Imitatione Christi, lib iiii
Author: Jean Gerson - Jean Charlier de Gerson was a French scholar, educator, reformer, and poet, Chancellor of the University of Paris, a guiding light of the conciliar movement and one of the most prominent theologians at the Council of Constance. He was one of the first thinkers to develop what would later come to be called natural rights theory, and was also one of the first individuals to defend Joan of Arc and proclaim her supernatural vocation as authentic. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Apud Horatium Cardon
City: Lugduni (Lyon)
Year: 1608
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 370;554;87 pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in quarter vellum with marbled paper covered boards. The volume is a Latin edition of the title "The Imitation of Christ."

Tradition declares that during his sojourn he translated or adapted from the Latin a work upon eternal consolation, which afterwards became very famous under the title of The Imitation of Christ, attributed to Thomas ŕ Kempis. It has, however, been proven that this work really was written by a Kempis and not by John Gerson or the abbot Gerson. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with edgewear and light rubbing to the boards. The interior pages show light age toning and occasional foxing.
Lot 8009

$150

Title: Edison's Conquest of Mars
Author: Garrett P. Serviss - Garrett Putnam Serviss was an American astronomer, popularizer of astronomy, and early science fiction writer. Serviss was born in upstate New York and majored in science at Cornell University. He took a law degree at Columbia University but never worked as an attorney. Instead, in 1876 he joined the staff of The New York Sun newspaper, working as a journalist until 1892 under editor Charles Dana. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Carcosa House
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1947
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 186 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This limited first edition copy of Garrett P. Serviss's science fiction novel, "Edison's Conquest of Mars," is complete with its original dust jacket. The text is bound by red cloth covered boards with the title and author's name emblazoned in gilt letters on its spine.

The limitation page reads: "This is Copy Number 136, of the Limited, First Edition of Garrett Putman Serviss' 'Edison's Conquest of Mars'. This First Edition has been strictly limited to fifteen hundred copies of which fourteen hundred and fifty have been offered for general distribution."

The back flap of the dust jacket describes this work and its author as such: "In the writing of 'Edison's Conquest of Mars,' Garrett Putman Serviss demonstrated a breadth of imagination, based upon solid scientific principles, which has resulted in his being acclaimed one of the great writers of the scientific romance and worthy of sharing the company of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. Those who have read his 'Columbus of Space' and 'The Second Deluge' will recognize again the touches of the Master. Buried since 1898 in the Congressional Library files of the 'New York Evening Journal,' 'Edison's Conquest of Mars' is now, for the first time, available in book form. Carcosa House is proud to present as its initial publication a classic which is a cornerstone of any collection of scientific romances."

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Condition / Notes: This text shows nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications. The binding and hinges are secure and solid. The boards are clean and the dust jacket is intact showing only some light age toning.
Lot 8010

$110

Title: The Work of Prescott
Author: William H. Prescott - William Hickling Prescott was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment, which at times prevented him from reading or writing for himself, Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: The Wheeler Publishing Company
City: New York/San Francisco
Year: 1873
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 16 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This set of the work of William Prescott is a limited edition, number 56 of 1000 sets for subscribers. The volumes are bound in half leather with cloth covered boards and feature gilt lettering/tooling on the spine cover. The titles in this set include:
"The Conquest of Mexico;" "Conquest of Peru;" "History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella;" "Reign of Charles the Fifth;" "History of Philip the Second;" "Biographical and Critical Miscellanies;" and "The Life of William H. Prescott."
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with mild signs of age/wear. There is some edgewear to the boards and spine covers. The interior pages show well with occasional age toning.
Lot 8011

$10

Title: Old Price's Remains; Praehumous, or During Life
Author: John Price
Publisher: Virtue, Brothers
City: London
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 600 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This rare periodical compilation is bound by decorative marbled paper boards with maroon leather bindings. The title is emblazoned in gilt letters between the raised bands of the spine.

The full title of this text reads: "Old Price's Remains; Praehumous or During Life; Comprising, with Select Patches of 'Birkenhead Shore,' Various Other Articles, Scientific and Literary, Grave and Gay."

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Condition / Notes: The boards of this text show moderate signs of age and wear including some indications of rubbing and shelfwear, particularly on high points and edges. The front hinge is partially cracked though it remains securely intact. The binding is otherwise solid and secure. There is some light age toning visible on the pages though the text remains legible throughout the book.
Lot 8012

$30

Book Details: This group of decorative antique books features Christian writings by Mrs Jameson, as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in this group, written by Anna Brownell Jameson, include:
2V complete set "Sacred and Legendary Art;" "Legends of the Madonna, as Represented in the Fine Arts;" and 2V "The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art."

Anna Brownell Jameson (17 May 1794 – 17 March 1860) was the first English art historian. Born in Ireland (she migrated to England at the age of four), she became a well-known British writer and contributor to nineteenth-century thought on a range of subjects including early feminism, art history (particularly sacred art), travel, Shakespeare, poets, and German culture. Jameson was connected to some of the most prominent names of the period including Fanny Kemble, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning and Robert Browning, Harriet Martineau, Ottilie von Goethe (the daughter of Goethe), Lady Byron, Charles and Elizabeth Eastlake, and Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 8013

$100

Book Details: A selection of titles featured in this group of 9 antique first edition books by Christopher Morley includes: "The Powder of Sympathy" complete with its original dust jacket; "The Man Who Made Friends with Himself" complete with its original dust jacket; and "Don't Open Until Christmas."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications. The dust jackets included in this group have some chipping high points and partial tears. Other volumes show normal signs of rubbing, shelfwear, and toning.
Lot 8014

$60

Title: A Stir of Echoes
Author: Richard Matheson - Richard Burton Matheson was an American author and screenwriter who worked primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He is best known as the author of "I Am Legend," a 1954 science fiction novel that has been adapted for the screen four times. Matheson also wrote 16 television episodes of "The Twilight Zone" for Rod Serling, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" and "Steel." [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia/New York
Year: 1958
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 220 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This first edition copy of Richard Matheson's science fiction novel, "A Stir of Echoes," is complete with its original dust jacket. The book is bound by black cloth covered boards with the title and author's name emblazoned in gilt letters on its spine.

The back flap of the dust jacket describes this work as such: "Here is an utterly convincing story with tension and nerve-screaming suspense hovering on every page. From the very beginning of this tale of daylit horror, the reader is guaranteed everything but a good night's sleep."

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Condition / Notes: This text displays a typical range of age and wear indications including some mild signs of rubbing and shelfwear on its boards. The dust jacket exhibits some signs of wear, particularly on its edges and high points, along with some light soiling, though it remains intact and whole.
Lot 8015

$80

Book Details: This group of antique books features mystery & horror, as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in this group include:
"The Gallows of Change" in the dust jacket; "Postscript Poison" in the dust jacket; "The Accomplice;" first borzoi edition "Epitaph for a Spy" by Eric Ambler; "Suspected;" "Tales of Mystery and Horror" by Maurice Level; and "The Bairnsfather Case" in the dust jacket.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 8016

$30

Book Details: This group features a large collection of "The Ukrainian Quarterly" magazine published during the 1950s and 1960s.

A selection of front cover headlines includes: "Ukraine and the Nations of the Soviet Union"; "The Death of Stalin"; "Present Russian Nationalism"; "The Russia First Movement in the U.S.A."; "The Unfinished Revolutions"; and more.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications including some signs of rubbing, shelfwear, and chipping or partially torn covers. Several volumes bear ex-library indications. Some texts are duplicates.
Lot 8017

$150

Book Details: A selection of titles featured in this group of 10 vintage and antique travel guides includes: "Baedeker's Switzerland"; "A Guide to Iran"; and "Grant Allen's Historical Guides: Cities of Belgium."

These texts feature pull-out or folding maps, many of which are in color.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display moderate indications of age, shelfwear, rubbing, and toning. Some maps are brittle or have partial tears.
Lot 8018

$55

Book Details: A selection of titles featured in this group of 6 antique volumes on arctic and polar exploration includes: a first printing of "Sails Over Ice" by Captain 'Bob' Bartlett, 1934; a first printing of a text about a balloonist's mishap entitled "Andree: The Record of a Tragic Adventure" by George Palmer Putnam, 1930; and "The Wild North Land" by W.F. Butler.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications including moderate signs of rubbing, shelfwear, and age toning. Some texts may have partially cracked or weak hinges.
Lot 8019

$130

Title: Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
Author: Ulysses S. Grant - Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant) was a prominent United States Army general during the American Civil War and Commanding General at the conclusion of that war. He was elected as the 18th President of the United States in 1868, serving from 1869 to 1877. As Commanding General, Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy. After Lincoln's assassination, Grant's assignment in implementing Reconstruction often put him at odds with President Andrew Johnson, Lincoln's successor. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship and civil rights, implement reconstruction and support economic prosperity. Grant's presidency has often been criticized for its scandals and for his failure to alleviate the economic depression following the Panic of 1873, but modern scholarship regards him as a president who performed a difficult job during the early post Civil War era. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1885-1886
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Both volumes in this complete 2 volume set of the "Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant" are bound by green cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned in gilt letters above a gilt seal on their front covers.

Ulysses S. Grant, the famed Civil War general and the 18th President of the United States, worked on these memoirs until quite literally the moment he died. It is notable that these texts were published that same year and the year following.

Determined to ensure his legacy would stand the test of time, Grant was insistent on leaving behind his own account of the history he had witnessed. For some time his contribution to American history was overshadowed by his critics, though modern scholars have come to recognize Grant as one of the more progressive and thoughtful leaders the country has seen, especially given that he was elected president during one of the most difficult times in American history.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications. The interior hinges are cracked with slightly shaken spines. The boards show light edgewear. The interior pages show light age toning. The yellow facsimile letter is torn and separated from the textblock. An envelope of related newspaper clipping is present.
Lot 8020

$70

Book Details: This group of decorative antique books features history of France, as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in this group include:
2V "Memoirs of Queen Hortense, Mother of Napoleon III" bound in half leather with marbled paper covered boards and marbled endpapers; "Mme Bonaparte" by Frederick Masson; 3V "Unpublished Correspondences of Napoleon I" in cloth boards with gilt lettering.


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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. Some volume shows exterior wear and cracked interior hinges.
Lot 8021

$40

Title: Arctic Manual
Author: Vilhjalmur Stefansson - Vilhjalmur Stefansson (Icelandic: Vilhjálmur Stefánsson) (November 3, 1879 – August 26, 1962) was a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1944
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 556 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique first edition volume is signed and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. The volume is bound in blue cloth covered boards.

"A practical handbook on all phases of Arctic living, geography and climate. Prepared under direction of the Chief of the Air Corps, United States Army." (Courtesy Google Books)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with some light age toning to the boards and interior pages.
Lot 8022

$110

Book Details: A selection of titles featured in this group of 14 antique pulp fiction paperbacks, dime novels, and mystery books includes: "Beyond the City" by Arthur Conan Doyle; "Buffalo Bill's Dangerous Duty" by Col. Prentiss Ingraham; "The Head Hunter" by Anthony P. Morris; and "Fritz on the Front" by Edward L. Wheeler.

Additionally this group features 2 titles from the "Old Sleuth's Own" series: "A Beautiful Fugitive; Or, Saved by a Detective: A Tale of Extraordinary Detective Incidents" and "Romance of a Salvation Army Girl: A Story of New York Life."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display moderate to significant indications of age and wear including signs of rubbing, shelfwear, toning, chipping high points, ink markings, and partially torn covers. Some texts may be partially disbound or have weak covers.
Lot 8023

$15

Title: Contarini Fleming. A Psychological Auto-Biography
Author: Benjamin Disraeli - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party, defining its policies and its broad outreach. Disraeli is remembered for his influential voice in world affairs, his political battles with the Liberal Party leader William Ewart Gladstone, and his one-nation conservatism or "Tory democracy". He made the Conservatives the party most identified with the glory and power of the British Empire. He is the only British prime minister to have been of Jewish birth. He was also a novelist. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed and Published by J & J Harper
City: New York
Year: 1832
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set is bound in cloth covered boards.

Contarini Fleming - A Psychological Romance is the fourth and most autobiographical novel written by Benjamin Disraeli who would later become a Prime Minister of Great Britain. It was published anonymously in May 1832 but despite the author considering it his best novel, was a financial failure. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows moderate signs of age/wear with toning and soiling to the boards as well as cracked hinges are edgewear. The interior pages show age toning and foxing. Previous owner stamp is present on the title page. Some pages are creased.
Lot 8024

$150

Title: The Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate
Author: Alfred Tennyson - Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.

Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears" and "Crossing the Bar." Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written to commemorate his friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and student at Trinity College, Cambridge, after he died of a stroke aged just 22. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King, "Ulysses", and "Tithonus". During his career, Tennyson attempted drama, but his plays enjoyed little success. A number of phrases from Tennyson's work have become commonplaces of the English language, including "Nature, red in tooth and claw" (In Memoriam A.H.H.), "'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all", "Theirs not to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die", "My strength is as the strength of ten, / Because my heart is pure", "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield", "Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers", and "The old order changeth, yielding place to new". He is the ninth most frequently quoted writer in "The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations."

Publisher: Estes and Lauriat
City: Boston
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This antique twelve-volume set is bound in decorative boards with three-quarter leather and marbled paper covered binding. This is the Connoisseur Edition and is limited to 250 copies, of which this is number 117. The volume is adorned with illustrated tissue-guarded plates of Japanese vellum.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear with rubbing to the boards and occasional age toning to the pages. Volumes 3 & 6 show some separated boards.
Lot 8025

$100

Book Details: This group features 16 volumes from "Constable's Miscellany of Original and Selected Publications in the Various Departments of Literature, Science, & the Arts." Each text has decorative marbled paper boards and leather bindings with intricate gilt tooling on its spine cover.

A selection of titles featured in this group includes: "The Book of Butterflies, Sphinges, and Moths; Illustrated by One Hundred and Forty-Four Engravings, Colored After Nature"; "Memoirs of the Empress Josephine"; and "History of the War of Independence in Greece."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display a typical range of age and wear indications including some moderate signs of rubbing, shelfwear, and toning on their boards, particularly on high points and edges. Some texts may have partially cracked hinges, though most have solid and intact bindings. This group does not feature a full consecutive set of "Constable's Miscellany." The volumes included in this group are numbered: 59-61; 67; and 69-80.
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