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Lot 7151

$16
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: 1930 through 1940
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). It should be noted that this lot also includes 21 unbound issues dating from 1939 and 1940. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $80.50
Lot 7152

$50
This lot includes the rare Nudist scrapbook from the 1930s shown in the corresponding image(s). This volume contains a page of a brochure, a statement of purpose of Nudism, excerpted articles such as "The Clergy Defend Nudism," newspaper clippings, "frolicsome" photography, full-page nudes, the first issue of a nudist tract entitled "Blunderbuss," a nudist hymn ("Hymn of the Free") autographed by the author of the hymn, etc. Exterior shows considerable staining, with water markings throughout. 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 7153

$40
This shelf lot includes the very large group of books on world history 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: $60.50
Lot 7154

$35
This lot features the following group of antique magazine issues:

Title: Financial World
Issue Dates: 1920s and 1940s
Approximate Number of Issues: 100

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful color front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7155

$130
This lot features 7 bound early magazine compilations which house issues from The Magazine of Art published by Cassell & Company, Ltd. (London). As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1891 through 1896. These books are large format with cloth bindings and gilt embossing, and marbled paper boards. Each volume contains an index and is profusely illustrated with high quality engravings printed on heavy stock, single-sided along with an occasional color plate.

The Magazine of Art, originally called Cassell's Magazine of Art, was a magazine of art criticism, history and trends, published in London.

Condition: These books are in varying condition with some age/wear indications; some boards are detached, but present, others are lacking. The text blocks are intact and show very little wear. The pages are bright and free of marginalia, the plates show beautifully, there is some light scattered foxing. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 7156

$45
Title: Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac: A True Story Written by Himself
Author: L. A. Abbott
Publisher: uncredited publisher
Printing Year: 1870 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce (fictional) autobiography. The author claims that this work is indeed a true account of how he happened to be married seven times to seven different women and (humorous) events that led to the marriages and of how the failures of each marriage often landed him in prison. The summarist finds the work a very tongue-in-cheek diatribe/lament/account of his obsessive zeal in "marrying the right one," but is also the mirthful chronicle of the author’s very unconventional adventures.

The work contains a frontispiece illustration and other full-page engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with fraying along gutters and at ends of spine. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional foxing and smudging. Rear endpaper shows tears to upper inner corners. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on preliminary page. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7" and contains 205 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7157

$250
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Girl Scout Council of Greater New York, 50th Anniversary 1940-1990

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1990
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 18" by 24"

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."

The work is in very good condition; very faint creases at corners. Hand signed on left side of illustration. 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 7158

$50
Title: Transactions of the American Institute of Mining Engineers
Publisher: Institute of Mining Engineers (Easton, Pennsylvania)
Printing Year: 1880 - 1884
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 IX - XII. These books are profusely illustrated with in-text and fold-out diagrams, illustrations and maps. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear. Volume IX has detached rear board. Volume XII lacks spine cover and has detached front board. Volume XI has detaching rear board. 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 7159

$175
This lot features a bound early newspaper compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual newspaper issues were bound together in a single hard cover volume. The book featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: The New-York Mirror, Dedicated to Literature and the Fine Arts
Editor: NA
Publisher: New-York Mirror
Issue Date Range: 1834 through 1836
Issue Number Range: Volume XII through Volume XIV

Notes: The New York Mirror was a weekly newspaper focusing on the fine arts: literature, painting, music and poetry. Engravings occasionally accompanied the stories, though it was not heavily illustrated. The condition of these volumes varies; Vol. XIV has been re-bound at the spine, the others exhibit age/wear that includes detached, but present boards. The books measure approximately 11" x 14" Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 7160

$250
Title: The Confessions of Nat Turner
Author: William Styron
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1967 Author-Signed Limited Edition in Slipcase

Condition/Details: Bound in orange cloth with bright gilt lettering on black spine label, this volume is a scarce signed first edition of this 1967 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by American novelist and essayist William Clark Styron, Jr. (June 11, 1925 – November 1, 2006). Presented as a first-person narrative by Nat Turner, the novel is a fictionalized account of the historical event of a slave revolt in Virginia in 1831.

This is copy number 216 of 500. Author's signature appears on limitation page. The volume is in fine condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact orange slipcase shows minor denting to one front edge. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 428 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7161

$20
Title: Annual Report of the American Historical Association
Publisher: Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C)
Printing Year: 1889-1899, Volume I
Number of Volumes: 12 volume set

Notes: The American Historical Association (AHA) is the oldest and largest society of historians and teachers of history in the United States. Founded in 1884, the association promotes historical studies, the teaching of history, and the preservation of and access to historical materials. It publishes The American Historical Review five times a year, with scholarly articles and book reviews. The AHA is the major organization for historians working in the United States. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt stamping, this antique set is a collection of the association's annual reports. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and exhibit the typical library markings. They are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $29.50
Lot 7162

$110
Title: A Frolic of His Own
Author: William Gaddis
Publisher: Poseidon Press
Printing Year: 1994 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth-backed brown boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work by American novelist William Gaddis (1922 - 1998). "A Frolic of His Own" was the author's fourth novel. It received the American Book Award and the National Book Award in 1994.

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 approximately6 3/4 " x 9 1/2" and contains 586 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7163

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Universal Classic Manuscripts - Dated 1901 by M. Walter Dunne - Two volumes; large folio of loose leaf facsimile reproductions of famous works, literary and musical. Spine covers have lost matter
- Iliff's Imperial Atlas of the World - Dated 1892 by John W. Iliff - Illustrated in color and black & white with maps, charts and photos. Front board is detaching
- The Dream City by Halsey Ives - Dated 1893 by Thompson - Extensively illustrated with photos of the Chicago World's Fair; cover and initial pages detached, but present
- Beautiful Britain - Dated 1895 by Werner Company
- Glimpses of America by J.W. Buel - Dated 1894 by Manufacturers' Book Company - Volume shows some discolorations to interior photographs

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: $29.50
Lot 7164

$40
Title: Sonnets and a Dream
Author: William Reed Huntington
Publisher: Thomas Whittaker
Printing Year: 1903 Author-Signed Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in gray boards with white cloth spine, this antique volume is a scarce autographed edition of a collection of poetry by American Episcopal priest and author William Reed Huntington (1838–1909). The work is illustrated with a photographic portrait of the author. The author's signature appears twice in this volume: once on a card affixed to a preliminary page, and in pencil below the frontispiece (with date 1903). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" and contains 104 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7165

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

- The History of England by Thomas Babington Macaulay - No year stated by John C. Winston - Five volumes in red cloth with gilt stamping
- From Capetown to Ladysmith by G.W. Stevens - Dated 1900 by Dodd, Mead
- Pictures from English History by Coleman Bishop - Dated 1883 by Phillips & Hunt - Illustrated with color maps and black & white engravings
- History of England in Verse by Hannah Townsend - Dated 1852 by Lindsay & Blakiston - Decorative cover; 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: $12.50
Lot 7166

$16
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of cards, postcards, antique souvenir albums and turn-of-the-century calendars relating to Utica, New York. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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 and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 7167

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of titles; THREE of the five are Author Signed First Printings in original dustjackets with Mylar covers:

- Independence Day by Richard Ford - Dated 1995 by Alfred A. Knopf - Inscribed on title page
- A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley - Dated 1991 by Alfred A. Knopf - Signed on title page
- Martin Dressler by Steven Millhauser - Dated 1996 by Crown
- All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy - Dated 1992 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Ship Fever and Other Stories by Andrea Barrett - Dated 1996 by Norton - Signed on title page

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 7168

$110
Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
Printing Year: 1886
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce autobiographical work by Ulysses Simpson Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant) (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), general-in-chief of the Union Army from 1864 to 1869 during the American Civil War and the 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877.

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear. Front hinge of second volume is cracked. and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 7169

$20
Title: Book-Prices Current (British)
Publisher: Elliot Stock
Printing Year: 1900-1911 plus Indices for years 1897-1906, 1907-1916
Number of Volumes: 20 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue 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. Indices have spine covers that are detaching. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $39.50
Lot 7170

$300
Title: Palaephati De Incredibilibus Graecae Quartum Edidit Tertium Recensvit Indicemque Verborum Graecorum Adiecit Ioh. Frid. Fischerus
Author: Palaephatus
Publisher: Ioh. Frid. Langenheimius (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1777

Condition/Details: Bound in brown paper-covered boards, this antique volume is a scarce edition of this work by Palaephatus (Greek: Παλαίφατος), the original author of a rationalizing text on Greek mythology, the work of paradoxography "On Incredible Tales," which survives in a (probably corrupt) Byzantine edition. This work consists of an introduction and 52 brief sections on various Greek myths. The first 45 have a common format: a brief statement of a wonder tale from Greek mythology, usually followed by a claim of disbelief ("This is absurd" or "This is not likely" or "The true version is..."), and then a sequence of every-day occurrences which gave rise to the wonder-story through misunderstanding. The last seven are equally brief retellings of myth, without any rationalizing explanation.

Palaephatus' text appears in Greek, with prefatory material, notes and "Lectori Filenneni" by Johann Friedrich Fischer (1726 - 1799) in Latin. The work is illustrated with a title page vignette. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show marginalia on three pages and foxing throughout. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 9" and contains 38 pages of Greek text plus 63 unnumbered pages of Greek - Latin vocabulary. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7171

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler - Dated 1988 by Franklin Library - Signed on title page; decorative gilt stamping on green leatherette binding with raised bands on spine cover
- World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow - Dated 1985 by Random House - Signed on title page
- Spartina by John Casey - Dated 1989 by Alfred A. Knopf - Signed on title page
- A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor - Dated 1986 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Blood Tie by Mary Lee Settle - Dated 1977 by Houghton Mifflin - Signed on title page

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 7172

$100
Title: Vegetation and Scenery in the Metropolitan Reservations of Boston: A Forestry Report Written by Charles Eliot and Presented to the Metropolitan Park Commission, February 15, 1897, by Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot, Landscape Architects
Author: Charles Eliot
Publisher: Lamson, Wolfe and Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1898 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to front cover, this antique oblong volume is a scarce original edition of this the last report by Charles Eliot (November 1, 1859 – March 25, 1897), a leading American landscape architect, whose career was cut short by untimely death at age 38 from spinal meningitis. Eliot pioneered many of the fundamental principles of regional planning and laid the conceptual and political groundwork for land and historical conservancies across the world. In addition, he played a central role in shaping the Boston Metropolitan Park System, designed a number of public and private landscapes, and wrote prolifically on a host of topics.

At Frederick Law Olmsted's urgent invitation, Eliot, son of Charles William Eliot, president of Harvard University, joined the Olmstead firm in March 1893, and helped in the development of the Boston metropolitan parks as well as sustaining his pioneer vision: the acquisition of scenic regions for public use.

The work is illustrated with 154 captioned photographs, as well as six tinted lithographs. The three large fold-out topographical maps (of Blue Hills, Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills Reservations) are present and intact. This ex-library volume shows minor external age/wear, with fraying along bottom edges near outside corners. Small paper library label is visible at head of spine. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplate appears on front endpaper; card pocket is attached to rear endpaper. Title page and final page of text bear library stamp. Withdrawal stamp in small type can be seen on rear flyleaf. No other library markings are apparent. The book measures approximately 9" x 6 1/4" and contains 23 pages of text plus photographic plates. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7173

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

- The New Testament - Dated 1875 by William W. Harding - Decorative embossed cover with gilt on spine cover
- The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan - Dated 1862 by T. Nelson and Sons - Full leather with raised bands and gilt page edges
- Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments - Dated 1827 by Silas Andrus
- Letters to a Young Lady by Rev. John Bennett - Dated 1793 by William Jones - Spine rebound in leather
- A New Hieroglyphical Bible - Dated 1813 by Hamlin & Newton - Illustrated with woodcuts; small tears evident on outer edges of text block

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 7174

$45
Title: A Common-Place-Book to the Holy Bible; or, the Scripture's Sufficiency Practically Demonstrated. Wherein the Substance of Scripture Respecting Doctrine, Worship, and Manners, Is Reduced to Its Proper Heads: Weighty Cases Are Resolved, Truths Confirmed, and Difficult Texts Illustrated and Explained by John Locke, Esq. Carefully Revised and Improved, Many Errors in Former Editions Corrected, and the Whole Faithfully Collated Text by Text, together with Proper Insertions Made to Connect the Sense, by William Dodd, Prebendary of Brecon, and Chaplain in Ordinary to His Majesty
Publisher: Lackington, Allen, and Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1805

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with marbled covers, this antique volume is a scarce theological work. The volume has a detached front board, lightly age-toned pages show scattered foxing. The book measures approximately 8 3/4" x 10 3/4" and contains 420 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7175

$225
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Illustrations from "Where The Wild Things Are"

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1963
Dimensions: Unframed, the prints measure 24" by 14 3/4" and 23 1/2" by 11"

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).

The works are in very good condition, showing mild examples of handling, all outside image areas. 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 7176

$35
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of firearms catalogues from 1967 to 1984, including catalogs from Winchester, Savage, Ithaca Guns, Browning, and Maryland Arms Co. Inc. (this last manufacturer's listings date from 1965-1966). Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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 and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 7177

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Rural Efficiency Guide by R.W. Correll and R.L. Warner - Dated 1918 by People's Efficiency Publishing - Illustrated with photos, charts and graphs; cover and first signature is detached, but present
- How to Systematize Your Factory by John Coapman - Dated 1913 by A.W. Shaw - Illustrated
- A Complete System of Mensuration by Tobias Ostrander - Dated 1834 by M'Elrath, Bangs and Co. - Spine re-bound with white cloth; some foxing throughout
- Catalogue Number 10 Charles Millar & Son - Dated 1905; no publisher stated - Industrial parts catalog; extensively illustrated
- The History of Science and the New Humanism by George Sarton - Dated 1937 by Harvard University

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 7178

$35
Title: Logic in Three Books of Thought, of Investigation and of Knowledge
Author: Hermann Lotze
Publisher: Clarendon Press (Oxford)
Printing Year: 1888
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce edition of this work by German philosopher and logician Hermann Lotze (May 21, 1817 – July 1, 1881). This is the second edition, in a translation edited by Bernard Bosanquet. The first volume shows external age/wear (with markings to front and spine covers) and has detached title page. Volumes are otherwise solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7179

$90
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique 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: $67.50
Lot 7180

$275
Title: Angle of Repose: A Novel
Author: Wallace Stegner
Publisher: Doubleday & Company
Printing Year: 1971 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce signed copy of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about "a wheelchair-bound historian, Lyman Ward, who has lost connection with his son and living family and decides to write about his frontier-era grandparents. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1972. The novel is directly based on the letters of Mary Hallock Foote, later published as A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West. Stegner's use of substantial passages of Foote's actual letters as correspondence from his fictional character Susan Burling Ward caused a continuing controversy." (Quotation courtesy of Wikipedia.)

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" x 8 1/2" and contains 569 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7181

$12
Title: Annual Report of the American Historical Association
Publisher: Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.)
Printing Year: 1900-1901, 1903-1909
Number of Volumes: 17 volume set

Notes: The American Historical Association (AHA) is the oldest and largest society of historians and teachers of history in the United States. Founded in 1884, the association promotes historical studies, the teaching of history, and the preservation of and access to historical materials. It publishes The American Historical Review five times a year, with scholarly articles and book reviews. The AHA is the major organization for historians working in the United States. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt stamping, this antique set is a collection of the association's annual reports. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and exhibit the typical library markings. They are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $36.50
Lot 7182

$40
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 Casket
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: January through December 1828
Issue Number Range: 1 through 12

Notes: Bound in leather with gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce collection of issues of the new series of this magazine founded in 1826 by Philadelphia publisher Samuel C. Atkinson, who had been co-founder of "The Saturday Evening Post" five years earlier. This monthly appeared as "The Casket: Flowers of Literature, Sentiment and Wit," and it achieved the highest circulation of any magazine of the time. Volumes of the Casket are dated but do not contain a volume number, which is a source of some confusion. The work is illustrated with full-page engravings. The volume has detached front board. Text block is intact with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 9" and contains 572 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7183

$275
Title: Humboldt's Gift
Author: Saul Bellow
Publisher: Viking Press
Printing Year: 1975 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter yellow cloth with black lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce original edition of this work by Canadian-born American writer Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 5, 2005). For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to have won the National Book Award three times, and the only writer to have been nominated for it six times. This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature for 1976.

The novel, which Bellow intended to be a short story, is a roman à clef about Bellow's friendship with the poet Delmore Schwartz. It explores the changing relationship of art and power in a materialist America. This theme is addressed through the contrasting careers of two writers, Von Humboldt Fleisher (to some degree a version of Schwartz) and his protege Charlie Citrine (to some degree a version of Bellow himself). Fleisher yearns to lift American society up through art but dies a failure. In contrast, Charlie Citrine makes quite a lot of money through his writing, especially from a Broadway play and a movie about a character named Von Trenck - a character modeled after Humboldt.

Author's signature appears on title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, with spotting to spine cover. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/4" and contains 487 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7184

$40
Title: Military Government and Martial Law
Author: William E. Birkhimer
Publisher: Franklin Hudson Publishing Company (Kansas City, Missouri)
Printing Year: 1914 Third Revised Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce treatise on the subject of martial law by William Edward Birkhimer (March 1, 1848 Somerset, Ohio – June 10, 1914), a United States Army Brigadier General and lawyer awarded the Medal of Honor while a Captain during the Philippine-American War. His career was long and varied, as he started as an Iowa private in the Union Army during the Civil War. 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 672 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7185

$130
This lot features the following piece of artwork: Black and white drawings from "Higglety Piggelty Pop!," "A Kiss For Little Bear," and "Zlateh The Goat" - two each from the three titles.

Artist: Maurice Sendak
Medium: Commercial lithography
Year: 1967, 1968 and 1966
Dimensions: Unframed, the prints measures approximately 11" x 14", 11 3/4" x 15" and 9 1/2" x 11 3/4"

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).

The works are in very good condition, showing mild examples of handling, all outside image areas. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 7186

$60
Title: Scientific Queen-Rearing as Practically Applied: Being a Method by Which the Best of Queen-Bees Are Reared in Perfect Accord with Nature's Ways
Author: G. M. Doolittle
Publisher: Thomas G. Newman & Son (Chicago)
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce work on bee-keeping. G. M. Doolittle was a commercial beekeeper who developed modern queen rearing methods. He was well known for importing and testing queen honey bees from around the world. He is considered by many to be the father of modern queen-rearing.

The work contains with a frontispiece portrait, as well as in-text and full-page illustrations. The volume shows external age/wear, with light soiling and markings to covers. Top edges of covers show minor chewing. Lightly age-toned pages show no annotations. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 8" and contains 163 pages plus 13 pages of advertisements relating to bee-keeping. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7187

$175
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique books on theology and philosophy 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: $46.50
Lot 7188

$55
This lot includes the rare piece of sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This work is entitled "Song of the Polish Underground" (dated 1944) , with music by Wladyslaw Eiger and words by "unknown underground author." Front cover bears a striking color illustration of a fist holding a Polish flag smashing through the Swastika-shaped bars of a cell. Text appears in both Polish and English. Sheet is intact and shows folds. Light soiling can be seen on back cover. This piece measures approximately 9" x 12 1/4". 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
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