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Lot 7076

$20
Title: Healing Leaves
Author: Rev. S. W. Weiss
Publisher: Press of the Franklin Printing House (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1880 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce theological work autographed by the author. Author's inscription on front flyleaf reads "Mr. & Mrs. (illegible name) Thomas / compliments of the / Author." The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait. The volume shows external age/wear, with spine cover detached at front gutter. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages show foxing. Previous owner's address appears on front flyleaf. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7" and contains 297 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7077

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

- The Twentieth Century Peerless Atlas - Dated 1903 by Crowell - Large format lavishly illustrated with color maps, charts and photos, some fold out. Spine cover has lost matter
- The World: Its Cities and Peoples - No year stated by Cassell and Co. - Illustrated with engravings; decorative gilt and black stamping on cover and spine.
- Around the World - No year or publisher stated - Accordion fold book with duotone engravings of cityscapes from around the world. Decorative embossed cover; some moisture-induced flaws to page bottoms, mostly outside image area.
- Geographical View of the World by James Percival - Dated 1825 by E. Hopkins & W. Reed - Leather binding; split forming at bottom spine cover
- Half Hours in the Far South - Dated 1881 by Wm. Isbister - Illustrated with engravings; decorative gilt and black stamping on cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7078

$12
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: The American Journal of Philology
Editors: Basil L. Gildersleeve
Issue Date Range: 1899 through 1912
Issue Number Range: Volume XX , No. 77 through Vol. XXXIII, No. 132

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

These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with volumes XXXI and XXXII lacking spine covers (only partial spine cover of volume XXVII remains) and other volumes with cracked gutters and/or hinges. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. No additional library markings appear on lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 7079

$400
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Celebration of Maurice Sendak

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1990
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 20" by 16"

Details/Condition: Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are," published in 1963. Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating "Where the Wild Things Are," a Caldecott Medal-winning picture book about a boy banished to his bedroom without his supper. He deals with his anger by imagining himself king of an island filled with enormous, frightening monsters. Critically acclaimed and controversial, Sendak is one of the first children's writers to deal frankly with the fears and anxieties of childhood. "Where the Wild Things Are" is the first in a trilogy, to be followed by "In the Night Kitchen" (1970) and "Outside over There" (1981), which, in Sendak's words, are "all variations on the same theme: how children master various feelings--anger, boredom, fear, frustration, jealousy--and manage to come to grips with the realities of their lives."

Mr. Sendak's original drawings are constantly in demand by museums, art galleries and collectors everywhere. Although most of his original work is archived at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, his pictures are represented in many major collections around the world. It understates his importance to simply call him a genius in his field: he has been called "the Picasso of Children's Books", and for more than a half-century his work has been critically praised, admired and emulated. Retrospective exhibitions have been held at the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 1975), the Pierpont Morgan library (New York, 1981), the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1999), the Brennan Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (2001, a version of which went on national tour), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books (November 2002), Brandywine River Museum (2003), and most recently a remarkable survey of his art at the Jewish Museum (New York, 2005) covering both his book work and sets/costumes for opera and ballet, subsequently extending the show to the Tampa Art Museum in Florida (2006).

This piece is a remarkable collage and veritable who’s who of Maurice Sendak’s famous characters, depicting images from his earlier picture books newly portrayed in anticipation of their being re-published. The project got delayed for a decade and distribution of this original 1990 poster was restricted; eventually the image got revised and produced in 2001 to celebrate Sendak’s Fifty Years as a Children’s Books artist, now adding characters from We are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy (1993). The work (Hanrahan C35) is HAND SIGNED by the artist; shows faint wrinkle in upper left outside image area. It should be noted that all of the Sendak posters in this auction come directly from the artist's own archive. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7080

$175
Title: Amplissimis Spectatissimis ac Consultissimis Antiquissimae et Florentissimae reipublicae Zirizaeanae consulibus scabinis totique senatui, viris magnificis, patriae patribus, orthodox ae religionis propugnatoribus vigilantissimis, strenuissimis, justitiae patronis acerrimis, literarum ac literatorum maecenatibus optimis, maximis, haec Lucii Coelii Firmiani Lactantii Opera, et quidquid ad illa Servatius Gallaeus
Author: Lucius Caelius Firmianus Lactantius
Publisher: uncredited publisher
Printing Year: 1660

Condition/Details: Bound in full red leather with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of the works of early Christian author Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius (ca. 240 – ca. 320), including the full text of "The Divine Institutions" (Divinarum Institutionum Libri VII). Lactantius was trained as a rhetorician under Arnobius the Elder. He was appointed by Emperor Diocletian (c.245-313) as head of rhetoric at Nicomedia in about AD 300, which he resigned upon his conversion to Christianity. From 317 he served Constantine (c. 274-337) as tutor to his son, Crispus. His surviving works and the testimonies of his successors demonstrate that he was a poor theologian, being "...more adept at showing the incongruity of heathen polytheism than in establishing Christian teaching." Jerome wrote of him that: "If only Lactantius, almost a river of Ciceronian eloquence, had been able to uphold our cause with the same facility with which he overturns that of our adversaries!"

The stated purpose of Lactantius’ writings was to present Christianity in a form that would be attractive to philosophical pagans. In practice this resulted in a uneasy amalgam of Christianity, Platonism, Stoicism and Pythagorianism. His views led to his posthumous condemnation as a heretic. Interest in his works was revived during the Renaissance not because of their outstanding theological content, but rather due to their "excellent Latin style." (courtesy of www.earlychurch.org.uk)

This work is edited with commentary by Dutch philologist Servatius Gallaeus (1627 - 1709). The volume shows external age/wear, with chipping at head of spine and small punctures to spine cover. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages with gilt edges. Final ten pages show light staining. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 938 pages plus unnumbered pages of glossary and index. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7081

$100
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. This lot includes 52 copies of this poster created from the original film mosaic produced from 1943 U.S. government photographs that were suppressed during the WWII. This is the only poster of its kind: it shows the Presidential Range at a scale of 1" = 1320' and shows all key geographical features. The poster was produced as a limited run of only 2000 copies, printed in 1978. Posters are lithographed in two colors, and measure 18 3/4" x 26". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7082

$110
Title: Flat-Racing since 1900
Editor: Ernest Bland
Publisher: Andrew Dakers Limited (London)
Printing Year: 1950 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in half red leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce history of flat-racing and the thoroughbred industry in England during the first half of the 20th century. This is copy number 177 of 250. This work contains a foreword by the Earl of Rosebery.

The work is illustrated with a color frontispiece drawing of a horse race and many photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 339 pages plus 17 pages of listings of winners of the Classics. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7083

$22
Title: American Book-Prices Current
Publisher: Dodd, Mead
Printing Year: 1896-1909
Number of Volumes: 14 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a record of books, manuscripts autographs, etc., sold at auction in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and other locations during that year, and the prices realized. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $00
Lot 7084

$100
Title: Euphormionis Lusinini sive Ioannis Barclaii satyricon. Partes quinque cum clave., Accessit Conspiratio Anglicana.
Author: John Barclay
Publisher: Elzevier (Leyden)
Printing Year: 1637 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bands, this antique volume is a scarce satire on the Jesuits in the form of a picaresque novel by John Barclay (January 28, 1582 — August 15, 1621), a Scottish satirist and neo-Latin poet. As the title page indicates, the final section of text from p.571 gives an important early account of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Barclay is best known for his later work Argenis, published in 1631.

The work is illustrated with engraved title page. This book has an engraved coat of arms of Baronet Sir John Anstruthen pasted on reverse of title page. The volume lacks front cover; rear cover is detached. Preliminary page is detached. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 3" x 4 3/4" and contains 717 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7085

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles in decorative illustrated covers:

- Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress by Frederick Barnard and others - Dated 1895 by International Publishing - Color cover, frontispiece and black & white drawings
- Our Hero General U. S. Grant in Words of One Syllable by Josephine Pollard - Dated 1885 by McLoughlin Brothers - Frontispiece and title page detached, but present
- The History of the United States, Told in One Syllable Words by Josephine Pollard - No year stated by McLoughlin Brothers
- The Boys of the Sierras by Walter Montgomery - Dated 1883 by Estes and Lauriat

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7086

$60
Title: The Life of Major-General George H. Thomas
Author: Thomas B. Van Horne
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1882 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in pebbled blue cloth with bright gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce biography of George Henry Thomas (July 31, 1816 – March 28, 1870), a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil War, one of the principal commanders in the Western Theater.

The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and 8 fold-out maps in well-preserved condition. The volume shows light external age/wear, with blemish to spine cover slightly marring author's name. The book is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Bookplates and stamps are attached to endpapers. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9" and contains 502 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7087

$90
Title: Novels of Honore De Balzac
Publisher: The Gebbie Publishing Co.
Printing Year: 1897-1899
Number of Volumes: 30 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt stamping on spine covers, this antique set is an exhaustive selection of the best of Balzac. The titles include such works as The Wild Ass' Skin, Lily of the Valley, Seraphita, Beatrix, Droll Stories, and many others. The work is illustrated with frontispiece engravings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 7088

$22
Title: The Works of Thomas Moore Accurately Printed from the Last Original Editions. With Additional Notes Complete in One Volume
Publisher: Ernst Fleischer (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1826

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce early collection of the work of Thomas Moore (May 28, 1779 – February 25, 1852), an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer." This volume also contains "Lalla Rookh," "The Loves of the Angels," "The Fudge Family in Paris," etc. This volume contains a forward ("advertisement") by Ernst Fleisher. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations. The volume shows significant external age/wear, with chipping and peeling of spine cover. Front board is detaching. Age-toned pages show spotting. Top two inches of title page have been excised. Previous owners' names appear on front flyleaf and on title page. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 620 pages plus 9 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7089

$40
Title: The Waverly Novels
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: P. F. Collier & Son
Printing Year: 1902
Number of Volumes: 23 volume set

Notes: Bound in light green cloth with gilt stamping, this antique set is an exhaustive collection of works of Walter Scott. The work is illustrated with frontispiece engravings and reproductions of paintings. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 7090

$325
Title: Going after Cacciato: A Novel
Author: Tim O'Brien
Publisher: Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence
Printing Year: 1978 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in sky blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this novel by Tim O'Brien (born October 1, 1946 in Minnesota), an American novelist who mainly writes about his experiences in the Vietnam War and the impact the war had on the American soldiers who fought there. He currently holds the endowed chair at the MFA program of Texas State University-San Marcos. This war novel was winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 1979. This complex work is set during the Vietnam War and is told from the point of view of the protagonist, Paul Berlin. The story traces the events that ensue after Cacciato, a member of Berlin's squad, decides to go AWOL by walking from Vietnam to France, through Asia. Cacciato, an Italian word pronounced "cah-chyah-to" means "hunted" or "caught" in Italian.

The author's signature appears on title page. The volume shows very light wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4" and contains 338 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7091

$10
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Revue des deux mondes
Issue Date Range: 1900 through 1909
Notes: These ex-library volumes bear the typical markings such as small stamp on title page and bookplate and card pocket. The bindings vary in condition, and unless noted otherwise exhibit typical age wear at the extremities. In some cases volumes have damage to spine covers or are lacking spine covers.

The Revue des deux mondes was founded by Prosper Maurois and Ségur-Dupeyron, first appearing on August 1, 1829. The anodyne periodical with the subtitle Journal des voyages was purchased by a young printer, Auguste-Jean Auffray, who convinced his college roommate François Buloz to edit it. Quickly its original emphasis on travel and foreign affairs was shifted; according to its website, it was created in order to "establish a cultural, economic and political bridge between France and the United States," the Old World and the New. It was purchased in 1831 by Charles Buloz, who was its editor until 1877. Another influential editor in its history was Ferdinand Brunetière (after 1893). Among the early regular contributors who established the review's reputation as an elite liberal vehicle of haute culture were Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, François Guizot, Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry, Ludovic Vitet, Paul-François Dubois, the literary critics Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve and Gustave Plache, and André-Marie Ampère. (courtesy of Wikipedia) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $76.50
Lot 7092

$50
Title: Notices of Sullivan's Campaign, or the Revolutionary Warfare in Western New-York: Embodied in the Addresses and Documents Connected with the Funeral Honors Rendered to Those Who Fell with the Gallant Boyd in the Genesee Valley, Including the Remarks of Gov. Seward at Mount Hope
Author: Henry O'Reilly
Publisher: William Alling
Printing Year: 1842 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce military history. The volume shows light external age/wear. The binding is cracked at title page. Title page and text to page 12 are detached. Lightly age-toned pages show foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 4" x 6 1/4" and contains 192 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7093

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

- Europe Illustrated by F.K. Warren - Dated 1888 by Aldine - Large format illustrated with engravings; decorative cover with gilt stamping
- In Scripture Lands by Edward Wilson - Dated 1890 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Extensively illustrated with engravings
- Palestine and Its Transformation by Ellsworth Huntington - Dated 1911 by Houghton Mifflin - Color map frontispiece
- The Cruise of the Eight Hundred - Dated 1905 by The Christian Herald - Fully illustrated with photographs
- Walks in Paris by Augustus Hare - Dated 1888 by George Routledge

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 7094

$80
This lot includes the group of early issues of "The Year's Art" shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume is "a concise epitome of all matters relating to the arts of painting, sculpture and architecture" occurring during the years of issues. Issue years in this lot are 1885, 1889, 1890, 1897-1900. The first volume is published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington (London), 1889 and later volumes are published by J. S. Virtue & Co. (London). All volumes are illustrated with photographs of artists and their work. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear. Antique library spine labels are clearly visible, as are traces of removal of library stamps from front covers. Three volumes have cracked hinges (1885 volume has detached flyleaves). Books have lightly age toned pages with customary library markings and attachments. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7095

$28
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 7096

$40
This lot includes the group of limited edition Poole Hall Press titles shown in the corresponding image(s). The three titles in this collections are: "Carols: Taken from the Preface Written by Percy Dearmer for 'The Oxford Book of Carols,' First Published in 1928," "The Interesting History of Old Mother Goose" by Olive Beaupre Miller, and "The Rhymes of Old Mother Goose." All these books are illustrated by Krista Hendry. These books bear no publication dates, are solidly bound and in excellent condition. The second title listed is signed by Bill Poole on limitation page. The last book listed has a letter signed by Poole laid in. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7097

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Duncans on Land and Sea by Kate Woods - Dated 1883 by McLoughlin Brothers - Decorative gilt on red cloth
- Marching Through Georgia by Henry Work - Dated 1889 by Ticknor and Company
- Life of General Lafayette - Dated 1847 by Lindsay Blakiston - Color frontispiece illustration and decorative boards
- Elements of Geology by Wm. W. Mather - Dated 1833 by William Lester
- History of the United States by B. Davenport - Dated 1830 by Author - Stated First Edition; frontispiece lacking

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7098

$20
Title: Works of Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: D. Lothrop and Company (Boston)
Printing Year: circa 1895
Number of Volumes: 12 volumes

Notes: The volumes bear the following titles: The Monastery and the Abbott; Waverly and Woodstock; The Maid of Perth and the Antiquary; Guy Mannering and Anne of Geierstein; Red Gauntlet and the Pirate; Rob Roy and Heart of Midlothian; Fortunes of Nigel and Court Robert of Paris; Ivanhoe and the Talisman; Kenilworth and St. Ronan's Well; Preveril of the Peak and the Betrothed; Bride of Lammermoor, Legend of Montrose and Chronicles of the Cannongate; Black Dwarf, Old Mortality; and Quintin Durward. The work is illustrated with plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 7099

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Crisis of the Confederacy by Cecil Battine - Dated 1905 by Longmans, Green - Ex-library, contains one fold-out map
- On the Life and Services of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan - Dated 1890 by James B. Lyon - Illustrated frontispiece is detached, but present
- The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln by Henry Raymond - Dated 1865 by Derby & Miller - Illustrated frontispiece; some light, scattered foxing
- Rock of Chickamauga by Freeman Cleaves - Dated 1974 by Greenwood Press
- Nurse and Spy in the Union Army by S. Emma Edmonds - Dated 1865 by W. S. Williams
- Our Great Captains by L.P. Brockett - Dated 1865 by Charles H. Richardson
- Rise, Progress and Decline of Secession by W.G. Brownlow - Dated 1862 by George Childs - Illustrated with engravings
- The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln by F.B. Carpenter - Dated 1869 by Hurd and Houghton

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 7100

$350
Title: Zōsimou komētos kai apophiskosynēgorou historias neas bibloi hex / Zosimi Comitis et Exadvocati Fisci: Historiæ Novæ, Libri Sex, Notis Illustrati
Author: Zosimus
Publisher: E Theatro Sheldoniano (Oxford)
Printing Year: 1679

Condition/Details: Bound in parchment with raised bands and spine label, this antique volume is a scarce bilingual edition of the histories of Zosimus (fl. 490s-510s), a Byzantine historian, who lived in Constantinople during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Anastasius I (491-518). According to Photius, he was a comes, and held the office of "advocate" of the imperial treasury.

Zosimus' Historia Nova, "New History," is written in Greek in six books. The first book sketches briefly the history of the early Roman emperors from Augustus to Diocletian (305); the second, third and fourth deal more fully with the period from the accession of Constantius Chlorus and Galerius to the death of Theodosius I; the fifth and sixth, the most useful for historians, cover the period between 395 and 410, when Priscus Attalus was deposed. For this period, he is the most important surviving non-ecclesiastical source. The work, which is apparently unfinished, is believed to have been written in 498-518. The style is characterized by Photius as concise, clear and pure; other historians have judged his accounts confused or muddled, and valuable only because he preserves information from lost histories. The historian's object was to account for the decline of the Roman Empire from the pagan point of view. Zosimus is the only non-Christian source for much of what he reports. (courtesy of Wikipedia).

Greek text appears beside Latin in parallel columns. The work is illustrated with a title-page engraving. The volume shows external age/wear, with some tearing of back-strip, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show faint water markings throughout. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains 384 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7101

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

- Lyrics of Spain and Erin by Edward Maturin - Dated 1850 by Ticknor, Reed, and Fields - Decorative cover is detaching; some signatures detached, but present
- Lord Vyet and Other Poems by Arthur Benson - Dated 1897 by John Lane
- Paradise Lost by John Milton - Dated 1844 by Edward Kearny - Some foxing throughout

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7102

$90
Title: Sabbath's Theater
Author: Philip Roth
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 1995 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter black cloth and black boards with bright silver lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by American novelist Philip Milton Roth (b. 1933).

Roth gained fame with the 1959 story collection Goodbye, Columbus, and has since become one of the most honored authors of his generation: Roth's books have twice been awarded the National Book Award, twice the National Book Critics Circle award, and three times the PEN/Faulkner Award. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his 1997 novel, American Pastoral, which featured his best known character, Nathan Zuckerman, the subject of many other of Roth's novels. His 2001 novel The Human Stain, another Zuckerman novel, was awarded the United Kingdom's WH Smith Literary Award for the best book of the year. His fiction, set frequently in Newark, New Jersey, is known for its intensely autobiographical character, for philosophically and formally blurring the distinction between reality and fiction, for its "supple, ingenious style," and for its provocative explorations of Jewish and American identity. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This novel is about the exploits of 64-year-old Mickey Sabbath. It received the National Book Award for fiction in 1995.

The author's signature appears on title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 451 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7103

$22
Title: American Book-Prices Current
Publisher: Dodd, Mead, E.P. Dutton
Printing Year: 1910-1919
Number of Volumes: 10 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a record of books, manuscripts autographs, etc., sold at auction in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago and other locations during that year, and the prices realized. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 7104

$55
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers
Publisher: Institute of Mining Engineers (Easton, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1876 - 1880
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of papers and proceedings of the Institute of Mining Engineers. These are volumes V - VIII. These books are illustrated with in-text and fold-out diagrams, illustrations and maps. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear. Volume VI shows lack of material to spine cover and has detached front board; volume V has detaching rear board. Volume VIII has chipping to head of spine. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers, labels are visible on rear endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages are without library markings. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7105

$60
Title: Library of the World's Best Literature Ancient and Modern
Editor: Charles Dudley Warner
Publisher: International Society
Printing Year: 1896-1899
Number of Volumes: 30 volume set, of 31

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt stamping on the spine covers, this antique set is an exhaustive survey of the authors, their works and the locales that made up what was considered the best literature created to that time. The work features photographic plates, engravings and in-text illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7 1/2" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
Lot 7106

$12
Title: How To Make the Farm Pay; or, the Farmer's Book of Practical Information on Agriculture, Stock Raising, Fruit Culture, Special Crops, Domestic Economy & Family Medicine
Authors: Charles W. Dickerman et al.
Publisher: Zeigler, McCurdy & Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1870

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce agricultural title. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many full-page engravings (at least one in color with tissue guard). The volume lacks spine cover and has detached front cover. Text block is intact, with clean pages that show no annotations. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 774 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7107

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

- The Pacific Triangle by Sydney Greenbie - Dated 1921 by The Century Co. - Illustrated with photos and a fold-out map
- Sea-Hounds by Lewis Freeman - Dated 1919 by Dodd, Mead - Ex-library, some scattered foxing
- The Venturesome Voyages of Captain Voss by Weston Martyr - Dated 1926 by Charles E. Lauriat
- The Mysterious Yangtze, A Travelog by Geo. S. Parker - Dated 1937; no publisher stated - Signed by author on tipped-in note inside FFEP
- Around the World with Philip Phillips by Rev. J.H. Vincent - Dated 1887 by Phillips Publishing - Illustrated with engravings; includes many pages of descriptive songs/music sheets

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7108

$26
This lot includes the group of tintypes and cabinet cards shown in the corresponding image. This antique photography contains images of families, couples, and a great many portraits of individuals, mostly young men and women. A small number provide images of little children. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7109

$20
This shelf lot includes the large group of juvenile literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 7110

$70
Title: The Works of Heinrich Heine
Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company / William Heinemann (London)
Printing Year: 1906
Number of Volumes: Complete 12 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the works of Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (December 13, 1797 – February 17, 1856), a journalist, essayist, literary critic, and one of the most significant German romantic poets. He is remembered chiefly for selections of his lyric poetry, many of which were set to music in the form of lieder (art songs) by German composers, most notably by Robert Schumann.

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece plates. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt top edges. Volumes I, III, VII show cracking to front hinges. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 7111

$10
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Revue des deux mondes
Issue Date Range: 1910 through 1919
Notes: These ex-library volumes bear the typical markings such as small stamp on title page and bookplate and card pocket. The bindings vary in condition, and unless noted otherwise exhibit typical age wear at the extremities. In some cases volumes have damage to spine covers or are lacking spine covers.

The Revue des deux mondes was founded by Prosper Maurois and Ségur-Dupeyron, first appearing on August 1, 1829. The anodyne periodical with the subtitle "Journal des voyages" was purchased by a young printer, Auguste-Jean Auffray, who convinced his college roommate François Buloz to edit it. Quickly its original emphasis on travel and foreign affairs was shifted; according to its website, it was created in order to "establish a cultural, economic and political bridge between France and the United States," the Old World and the New. It was purchased in 1831 by Charles Buloz, who was its editor until 1877. Another influential editor in its history was Ferdinand Brunetière (after 1893). Among the early regular contributors who established the review's reputation as an elite liberal vehicle of haute culture were Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, François Guizot, Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry, Ludovic Vitet, Paul-François Dubois, the literary critics Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve and Gustave Plache, and André-Marie Ampère. (courtesy of Wikipedia) Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $76.50
Lot 7112

$450
Title: The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers
Printing Year: 1982 Author-Signed Stated First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in purple cloth-backed cream-colored boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of African-American author Alice Walker's acclaimed epistolary novel. It received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.

Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on female black life during the 1930s in the Southern United States, addressing the numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture.

This is a first printing with the correct publisher's B C D E code beneath the First Edition statement. The author's signature appears on title page. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The first-issue dustjacket (one address only for publisher on the rear flap) is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 245 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7113

$12
Title: The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: Little, Brown
Printing Year: 1857
Number of Volumes: 8 volume set; Volumes I through V, and VII through IX

Notes: Bound in 1/2 leather with raised bands. Volume I is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 4 1/2" x 6 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
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