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Lot 2001

$140

Title: Italian Villas and Their Gardens
Author: Edith Wharton - Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer.
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/270 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 11"
Book Details: A tribute to Italian architecture and gardens, illustrated by American painter and illustrator Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966) and with contemporary photographs.

The formal garden revival at the beginning of the century aroused new interest in the Italian garden with its emphasis on architectural features rather than flowers. Edith Wharton describes the villa gardens around Florence, Siena, Rome, Genoa, Lombardy and the Veneto. Following a select bibliography, she provides a biographical list of architects and landscape-gardeners mentioned noting their main works


Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work. This antique volume is bound in its original green cloth, with elaborate gilt and color decorative designs. This former library book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. The binding is cracked at the front of the volume. Traces of removal of a label can be seen at the foot of the spine. The text block is adorned with a gilt top edge and deckled bottom and fore-edges. The bookplate of The Cleveland Garden Center is affixed to the front pastedown; a small white sticker is visible at the bottom edge of the rear pastedown. Traces of the removal of a library attachment are present on the rear flyleaf. A library stamp can be seen at the top of the title page. The pages are clean and bright. This work is lavishly illustrated with a colorful tissue-guarded frontispiece, 52 plates (26 in color from drawings by Maxfield Parrish), several from photographs, and small engravings in the text.
Lot 2002

$750

Title: Upjohn's Rural Architecture: Designs, Working Drawings and Specifications for a Wooden Church, and Other Rural Structures
Author: Richard Upjohn - Richard Upjohn was a British-born American architect who emigrated to the United States and became most famous for his Gothic Revival churches. He was partially responsible for launching the movement to such popularity in the United States. Upjohn also did extensive work in and helped to popularize the Italianate style. He was a founder and the first president of the American Institute of Architects. His son, Richard Mitchell Upjohn, (1828-1903), was also a well-known architect and served as a partner in his continued architectural firm in New York. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: George P. Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 4/3 pages plus 22 plates
Width: 17.5" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique oblong volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the front cover. The book has a detached front board and shows loss of the spine cover. The spine edges display tape residue. The covers are lightly soiled, with several minor stains. The text block is intact. The antique bookplate of Griswold College Library appears on the front pastedown. The pages and plates exhibit scattered foxing. This work contains numbered lithograph plates, including a fold-out plate offering depictions of a church tower and a spire. This work has been collated and appears complete with 26 plates, 4 “Perspective Views”, and 22 architectural details. It should be noted that the fold-out plate shows a 2” diagonal tear beginning at left fold juncture.
Lot 2003

$350

Title: A Narrative of the Indian Wars in New England, from the First Planting Thereof in the Year 1607, to the Year 1677, Containing a Relation of the Occasion Rise and Progress of the War with the Indians, in the Southern, Western, Eastern and Northern Parts of the Said Country
Author: William Hubbard - William Hubbard was an American clergyman and historian, born in Ipswich, England. As a child, he was taken by his parents to New England, where he later graduated from Harvard (1642), was ordained and became assistant minister and afterward pastor of the Congregational church at Ipswich, Massachusetts, a post which he resigned just a year before his death. He wrote, at the order of the Colonial government which paid him 50 pounds for it,[a] a History of New England, mainly compilation, which barely escaped destruction by fire when Gov. Thomas Hutchinson's house was mobbed in 1765. The Massachusetts Historical Society printed it in 1815. He wrote also "A Narrative of Troubles with the Indians" (Boston, 1677), which for years was popular in New England and was even reprinted at the beginning of the nineteenth century at Worcester, Massachusetts (1801) and Roxbury, Massachusetts (1805). It is full of errors, but illustrates what was regarded by the writer's contemporaries as an elegant prose style. Minor works are a volume of sermons (1684) and a short pamphlet, "Testimony of the Order of the Gospel in Churches" (1701)

Publisher: Printed at Worcester, (Massachusetts) by Daniel Greenleaf for Joseph Wilder
City: Worcester
Year: 1801
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 410 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: In 1675, with the colonists encroaching on Native American lands, the native population dwindling from European diseases, the suspicious death
of Chief Wamsutta following a visit to colonial governor Josiah Winslow and other incidents prompted various tribes, led by Metacomet (the chief of the Wampanoag Confederation and known as King Philip to the colonists), to attack several New England towns. King Philip's War ensued, which would prove to be per capita among the bloodiest and most destructive conflicts on American soil. Although Metacomet was captured, killed, beheaded, drawn and quartered in 1676, the war continued across New England until 1678.

William Hubbard was closely involved in the government of Massachusetts during King Philip's War, and this is probably the best and fullest account of the events of the struggle in Massachusetts. Hubbard and Increase Mather (who authored his own history of the war) differed with each other on a number of points, and this book seems to have ignited the envy of the latter.

The work was first published in Boston in 1677 and was republished in London the same year. The present Worcester edition (the fourth American
overall) would seem to have been printed from the 1775 Boston abridged edition.

"A corner-stone authority on the subject" (Howes).

Howes H756; Sabin 33448
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early American edition of the most famous history of King Philip's War.

This antique volume is bound in contemporary leather, with a red morocco lettering piece. The book shows external wear, with cracking at the top spine edges, rubbing to the covers, and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. The front hinge is cracked. The antique armorial bookplates of Copley Armory appears twice on the front endpaper, with an 1867 signature of Oliver Bliss on the front flyleaf, and again at the top edge of a blank preliminary page (over another later bookplate). The pages exhibit light foxing throughout.
Lot 2004

$225

Title: Phytologia: Or the Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening. With the Theory of Draining Morasses and with an Improved Construction of the Drill Plough
Author: Erasmus Darwin - Erasmus Darwin was an English physician who turned down George III's invitation to be a physician to the King. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, slave trade abolitionist, inventor and poet. His poems included much natural history, including a statement of evolution and the relatedness of all forms of life. He was a member of the Darwin–Wedgwood family, which includes his grandsons Charles Darwin and Francis Galton. Darwin was also a founding member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, a discussion group of pioneering industrialists and natural philosophers.
Publisher: Printed for P. Byrne
City: Dublin
Year: 1800
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/556 plus 11 pages of index
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce Dublin edition of this work, published the same year as the first London edition.

This antique volume is bound in full leather, with a gilt-lettered black leather spine label and gilt ruling to the spine. The book shows external wear, with rubbing and some scuffing to the covers. Very minor loss can be seen at the outside corners of the boards. A small paper library label can be seen at the foot of the spine. The binding is sound. The name W. H. Pratt appears written in ink over the remnants of an antique bookplate on the front pastedown. The name Andrew Comstock is elegantly written at the top of the front flyleaf. A small tear appears in the lower right corner of the title page (with no loss of content). The lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with 12 plates, five of which fold out. Plates 1-9 are each accompanied by an explanatory letterpress leaf, not included in the pagination or register.
Lot 2005

$130

Details: This lot includes the antique engraved map shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled "Carte du Royaume de Danemarc," this map was published in Paris (chez l'Auteur sur le Quay de l'Orloge], 1710 [but 1731]) and engraved with period outline color.

This is an excellent 18th-century map of Denmark by the celebrated French cartographer, Guillaume de L'Isle.

Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726) was the son of a cartographer and a pupil
of Jean Dominique Cassini, who, among other important contributions,
aligned the study of astronomy to the study of geography. Under Cassini's
direction, observations were made from locations all over the world that
enabled longitudinal calculations to be made with much greater accuracy.
De l'Isle carried on this exacting work with remarkable dedication and integrity, constantly revising and improving his maps. While precision was
his primary goal, his maps are also invariably elegant and attractive.

This map is from an edition of De L'Isle's "Atlas de Geographie," which was
reissued posthumously from 1730 to 1774. A handsome, concise map of Denmark that includes three former provinces at the southern tip of Sweden.

Moreland and Bannister, Antique Maps p. 132; Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, 395.

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Condition / Notes: This well-preserved map, measuring approximately 26.25" x 20", is printed on thick laid paper and has a vertical fold at its center. The maps displays light marginal soiling. Color outlines show brightly.
Lot 2006

$120

Title: Blight on Flowers; Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Insects Infesting the Flower Garden; Including Various Means for Destroying Those Which by Their Depradations Occasion Many of the Diseases of Plants. Also, Copious Directions for the Successful Management of All Kinds of Flowers, Whether in the Hothouse, Greenhouse, or Open Air
Author: Samuel Hereman
Publisher: T. M. Cradock
City: London
Year: 1840
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/ii/242 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the second volume of the Gardener's Library, but was issued separately and is complete in itself. With a half title, a hand colored frontispiece, a title page, a dedication to Mrs Hall, a preface and an index to figures.

This antique volume has been rebound in dark brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows shelfwear. The binding is sound. An antique bookplate appears on the front pastedown. A printed paper label, reading "The Warren H. Corning Collection Horticultural Classics," appears at the bottom of the rear pastedown. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece and 17 tissue-guarded plates, many hand colored. Light foxing may appear on the plates.
Lot 2007

$130

Title: Letters on the United Provinces of South America, Addressed to the Hon. Henry Clay, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the U. States
Author: Vicente Pazos
Translor: Platt H. Crosby
Publisher: Printed by J. Seymour / By J. Miller
City: New York / London
Year: 1819
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/(9)-259 plus 1 page of errata
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: “Don Vicente Pazos, the authoer of the following Letters, is a native of Upper Peru: much therefore, of what he describes, is the familiar recollections of his childhood, or the results of his maturer knowledge, and of personal observation.

In this rapid sketch of the revolution of the United Provinces of South America, there are many scenes in which he has borne a part, either as an actor or suferrer, and which are therefore too deeply imprinted on his memory to be easily forgotten;--for the rest, for every fact which is not already history, he relies upon authentic information, and public documents.

I learn from him, that he was induced to address these letters to the Hon. Henry Clay, from sentiments of private friendship, or respect for his public character as the chief of the popular and representative branch of the government of the United States, and because he was the first to raise his voice in our national Legislature in favour of South American Independence.

The Map of the United Provinces of South America, which accompanies this volume, was delineated by the ingenious Mr. E. W. Bridges, City Surveyor, and engraved by those distinguished artists, Messrs. Maverick and Durand. It is compiled from the most recent and approved maps and charts of South America, whose errors, where they have been discovered, have been carefully corrected, and whose omissions have been supplied from the author’s topographical knowledge of the country.

For the manner in which this work has been translated, I am answerable; it has not been accomplished without much labour, nor without the waste of many hours, taken from business or relaxation;--in the progress of which I have been cheered, by the reflection that I was aiding to disseminate among my fellow-citizens, the knowledge of a country, the most interesting, perhaps, of any on the globe, but which, like the Herculaneum of antiquity, has been buried for centuries beneath the accumulated lavas of oppression, ignorance and superstition.

The following pages point out to the enterprising a boundless scope for the employment of industry, and the display of talent; to commercial men, new objects and channels of trade; to the friend of man, a noble field for the exercise of benevolence; to the friend of God, a splendid theatre for the labours of the Missionary;--a region where the fountain of living waters has never gushed, nor the tree of life taken root.

I flatter myself that whoever shall peruse this volume, will lay it down with the conviction, that his time has been employed, neither unpleasantly nor unprofitably.

Platt H. Crosby.

New-York, March 20, 1819.” (Advertisement)

Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with a gilt-lettered red leather spine label. The book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to the covers. An antique paper label appears at the foot of the spine. The binding is sound. An antique bookplate of the Griswold College Library, signed and numbered, appears on the front pastedown, over another bookplate entitled "Pierce's Circulating Library." A number has been written in ink in the upper left corner of the front flyleaf. The pages exhibit foxing throughout, with toning at edges of the preliminary pages.. A large fold-out frontispiece map (measuring approximately 8.75" x 13.5"), entitled "The United Provinces of South America," offers a representation of southern Peru, northern Chile and northern Argentina, as well as of areas currently forming the nations of Paraguay and Uruguay. The map shows toning and small tears at the edges, with light foxing to the image area.
Lot 2008

$300

Title: The Photographic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln: A Descriptive List of the Portraits in the Meserve Collection, copies of which were presented to Lincoln Memorial University by Carl W. Schaefer, a Trustee of the University.
Author: Frederick H. Meserve
City: New York
Year: 1941
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 21 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work, one of 52 numbered copies. This privately-printed catalogue lists and describes 118 portraits of Lincoln from Meserve's famed collection, copies of which were given to Lincoln Memorial University.

This vintage volume is bound in marbled paper covers with a cloth backstrip and a title label on the front cover. There is light shelf wear visible at the edges of the volume. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with deckled edges. There is light institutional notation in pencil in the upper corner of the front flyleaf. A mounted carte-de-visite frontispiece depicts Lincoln seated during his Presidency. The pages are clean, with mild age toning.
Lot 2009

$100

Title: Cool Orchids and How To Grow Them; With a Descriptive List of All the Best Species in Cultivation
Author: Frederick W. Burbridge
Publisher: Robert Hardwicke
City: London
Year: 1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: The author was a British explorer who collected many rare tropical plants for the famous Veitch Nurseries.
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique volume is bound in publisher's green cloth over beveled boards, with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. Ornamental borders stamped in gold appear on the front cover, and blind stamped on the rear cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The text block has gilt edges. The volume has brown endpapers. The bookplate of The Eleanor Squire Library, The Garden Center of Greater Cleveland can be seen on the front pastedown. The pages are clean and without markings. This work contains a b&w frontispiece plate, four hand-colored plates and a number of textual illustrations.
Lot 2010

$150

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique bound periodical shown in the corresponding image(s).

The dimensions of the sole item in this lot are approximately 10" by 13 1/2". The lot consists of bound copies of "Scientific American," Volumes 3-5, New Series, dating from July 21, 1860 to December 21, 1861. Representative content includes articles on railroads, military technology, beekeeping, geology, chemistry, mining, printing, electricity, agricultural machinery, and advances in other aspects of science and technology. Also present are patent notices, articles on changes in patent law, advertisements, and anecdotes, some humorous. Tables and engravings appear throughout.

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Condition / Notes: This item may display signs of age/wear including chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities. The front and rear boards are loose, and the spine cover shows considerable distress, as well as bearing a masking tape label showing dates.
Lot 2011

$250

Title: Flora's Dictionary
Author: Elizabeth Washington Gamble Wirt - Elizabeth Washington Gamble Wirt (1784–1857), who published under the name E. W. Wirt, was a 19th-century American author whose Flora's Dictionary was the first book to broadly popularize the concept of a language of flowers for American readers. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Published by Lucas Brothers
City: Baltimore
Year: c. 1855
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 133 / 96 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: A very rare 1855 publisher's broadside in the University of Virginia collection (R.O. Hummel Southeastern Broadsides 4405) gives details of the three forms in which this edition was issued. The most expensive issue (cost $16.00): "First. - Richly illuminated title and presentation plate. Fifty-six groups [i.e. plates] colored from nature, illustrating all the flowers in the book. Bound in Turkey morocco, super extra, gilt edges, and Turkey morocco, antique, gilt edges." The next most expensive issue cost $9.00: "Second. - Richly illuminated title and presentation plate. Twelve groups colored from nature. Bound in morocco, extra, gilt edges and full gilt sides." The $6.00 issue, included the title, presentation plate and six plates and was bound in "super extra muslin, gilt edges and full gilt sides"

Bennett p.115 (1837 edition); McGrath p.36 (1837 edition); Reese Stamped with a National Character 52 (1837 edition); Sabin 104868 (1837 and 1855 editions)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in the publisher's red cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. The book shows external wear, with the uppermost portion of the spine cover detaching, minor loss at the outside corners of the boards and darkening to the spine and the top edge of the front cover. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with gilt edges. The bookplate of The Eleanor Squire Library appears on the front pastedown and its stamp at the top of the title page. The pages show moderate age toning and occasional light foxing. This work includes a chromolithographic additional title page and has a number of chromolithographic plates. The pages are lavishly illustrated in black-and-white.
Lot 2012

$100

Details: This lot consists of the antique American travel-related ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Included are souvenir books and guide books for the South, Southwest, West, and Midwest. One volume features the Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Canyon National Parks, others are for cities such as Cleveland and Chicago. Other destinations of interest are Richmond, San Francisco, Riverside, Colorado, Mackinac Island, Detroit, Miami Daytona, and Mount Vernon.

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications. "Chicago Album" is dis-bound.
Lot 2013

$225

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique "Puck" shown in the corresponding image(s).

Included in this lot are many issues of the originally German-language periodic "Puck," published from May1882 (Volume 86, Number 293) to August 18, 1886 (Volume 19, No. 493). The last issue alone is in English. The dimensions of these items are approximately 10 1/2" by 14". Representative content includes political satire, humorous anecdotes, verse, and captioned cartoons and caricatures, some in color. In the German issues, the script is Fraktur.

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Condition / Notes: The items in this lot may display signs of age/wear including chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities. Some items display owner inscriptions in pencil.
Lot 2014

$110

Details: This lot consists of the miniature fortune telling cards shown in the corresponding images.

This is a complete deck of 36 fortune telling cards by Carreras Ltd., featuring chromolithograph illustrations depicting horseback riding, royalty, caskets, and other symbolic images. A message on the verso reads "a guide to the art of telling fortunes by these cards can be obtained from your tobacconist."

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Condition / Notes: These antique cards are well-preserved, with mild age toning to the vividly-colored chromolithograph illustrations. Gilt design is present on the verso of each card.

These cards measure approximately 1.5" by 2.75".
Lot 2015

$35

Title: Descriptio uberior graminum et plantarum calamariarum americae septentrionalis indigenarum et cicurum.
Author: Henry E. Muhlenberg - Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg (17 November 1753 – 23 May 1815) was a German American clergyman and botanist.

The son of Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg, he was born in Trappe, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Franckesche Stiftungen in Halle starting in 1763 and in 1769 at the University of Halle. He returned to Pennsylvania in September 1770 and was ordained as a Lutheran minister. He served first in Pennsylvania and then as a pastor in New Jersey. He received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Princeton University.

He served as the pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from 1780 through 1815. In 1787, he was also made the first president of Franklin College. 1779 he retired and devoted himself to the study of botany. He is best known as a botanist. Muhlenbergia, a well-known genus of grasses, was named in his honor. His chief works are "Catalogus Plantarum Americae Septentrionalis" (1813) and "Descriptio Uberior Graminum et Plantarum Calamariarum Americae Septentrionalis Indiginarum et Cicurum" (1817).

Muhlenberg discovered and identified the bog turtle while conducting a survey of plants in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In 1801 the turtle was named Clemmys muhlenbergii in his honor, (with a common name of Muhlenberg's tortoise). However, the species' common name was changed to bog turtle in 1956, as the practice of naming an organism's common name after individuals became less popular.

Muhlenberg is buried in Woodward Hill Cemetery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The standard author abbreviation Muhl. is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name.

[Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1817
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ii / 295 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume's leather-covered front board is detached; the rear board shows tape repair to the hinge. A library stamp is visible at the bottom of the spine. There is rubbing to the exterior, concentrated at the edges of the covers and spine.

The front flyleaf is loose; the text block is otherwise solid. The pages show moderate age toning and signs of moisture marking in the upper third of the pages, bolder near the beginning of the volume.
Lot 2016

$45

Title: Synopsis criticorum aliorumque S. Scripturae interpretum : Voluminis IV. atque ultimi pars posterior, complectens Epistolas universas & apocalypsin
Author: Matthew Poole - Matthew Poole was an English Nonconformist theologian.
Publisher: Typis E. Flesher. Prostat apud Carolum Smith, bibliopolam, ad insigne Angeli in vico Fleetstreet, anno Dom. MDCLXXVI
City: London
Year: 1676
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: [6] pages, 742, 745-958, 957-2022 columns, [3] pages, 52, 62 columns, [1]
Width: 11.25" Height: 15.25"
Book Details: Published in four volumes between 1669-1676, Poole's monumental digest of biblical commentators summarizes the views of one hundred and fifty
biblical critics, including rabbinical sources and Roman Catholic commentators.
Condition / Notes: This is volume four only.

This half-leather volume has a detached front board. The spine has raised bands and a gilt-lettered spine label. The covers display rubbing and minor loss at edges and corners. The rear hinge is weak. The title page, with tears and loss (only very marginally affecting the title), is detached. The pages exhibit very sporadic light foxing. The Latin text is in numbered columns.
Lot 2017

$50

Title: He palaia diatheke kata tous ebdomekonta. Vetus Testamentum ex versione Septuaginta interpretum, secundum exemplar Vaticanum Romae editum, accuratissime denuo recognitum, una cum scholiis eiusdem editionis, variis MStorum codicum veterumque exemplarium lectionibus, nec non fragmentis versionum Aquilae, Symmachi & Theodotionis
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Lambert Bos - Lambert Bos (or Lambertus Bos or Lammert Bos) was a Dutch scholar, critic and forerunner of Tiberius Hemsterhuis.

Lambert Bos was born at Workum in Friesland, where his father, Jakob Bos, was headmaster of the school. His mother was Gerarda de Haan. He was baptised in the reformed church in Workum on 25 November 1670. He went to the University of Franeker (suppressed by Napoleon in 1811), and was appointed lector in 1697 and professor of Greek in 1704. On 28 February 1712 he married Feiktje Doeckes Sineda, the widow of the priest Gerradus Horreus, and earlier the widow of Dominic Camper. after an uneventful life he died at Franeker in 1717.

His most famous work, "Ellipses Graecae" (1702), was translated into English by John Seager (1830); and his "Antiquitates Graecae" (1714) passed through several editions. He also published "Vetus Testamentum, Ex Versione lxx. Interpretum" (1709); notes on Thomas Magister (1698); "Exercitationes Philologicae ad loca nonnulla Novi Foederis" (1700); "Animadversiones ad Scriptores quosdam Graecos" (1715); and two small treatises on Accents and Greek Syntax. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Excudit Franciscus Halma
City: Franeker, Netherlands
Year: 1709
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [44], 724, [2], 725-1326 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volumes-bound-as-one edition of this work.

This antique full-leather volume shows tearing and loss to the spine cover. The front and rear cover display rubbing at the edges. The binding is cracked at the half title page. The title pages are printed in black and red. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece, engraved title page, and plates, including several fold-out plates. The text appears in double columns. The editorial matter is in Latin. The text is in Greek; the preface and captions to the illustrations and maps are in Latin.
Lot 2018

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique loose newspapers shown in the corresponding image(s).

The lot includes issues of the (Davenport, Iowa) "Morning Democrat Gazette" from February 21 to June 30, 1889 (measuring approximately 17 1/2" by 24"), the "Davenport Democrat" from January 2 to September 30, 1890 and from the autumn of 1905 (with the same approximate dimensions), and various other Iowa newspapers from 1901 (measuring approximately 17 1/2" by 22". Also present is a single issue of the "Auckland Weekly News" from 1908, measuring approximately 13" by 18". Representative content includes articles on local, state, and national politics, agriculture, animal husbandry, railroad tables, livestock and commodity prices, anecdotes, and verse.

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Condition / Notes: The items in this lot may display signs of age/wear including chipping, fading, and light soiling, concentrated at the extremities. Some items have severe tears or complete detachment along the center fold.
Lot 2019

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage botany & horticulture texts featuring color plates shown in the corresponding images.

Volumes in this lot include:

Fritzi Brod: "Flowers in Nature and Design." New York: Stephen Daye Press, 1947. Unpaginated. Illustrated with 272 b/w renderings and 72 designs in full colour, with three-color separation sheets for each color plate.

Professor Dr. Emil Korsmo: "Ugressfro, Unkrautsamen, Weed Seeds," Gyldendal Norsk Forlag: Oslo, 1935. 34 color plates with corresponding text and an index in 11 languages

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Condition / Notes: These vintage botany volumes are in pleasing condition, with some ex-library signifiers such as bookplates and ink stamps. The color plates are bright, vivid, and well-preserved. Light rubbing and moisture marking is evident to the exteriors.

The larger volume measures approximately 11.25" by 16". The smaller measures approximately 11" by 14".
Lot 2020

$500

Title: The New Universal Biographical Dictionary and American Remembrancer of Departed Merit: Containing Complete and Impartial Accounts of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Station, But More Significantly Those Who Have Signalized Themselves in America. In Four Volumes. Embellished with a Number of Portraits of the Most Distinguished Characters Engraved from Original Drawings
Author: James Hardie
Publisher: Printed for Thomas Kirk / Printed and Published by Johnson & Stryker
City: New York
Year: 1801/1805
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in full leather, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation to the spines. The books show moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and minor scuffing to the covers. The bindings are sound. The antique bookplate of Griswold College Library, signed and numbered, appears on each front pastedown. A notation in ink can be seen in the upper right corner of each title page. The pages exhibit scattered foxing. Pages 63-64in the first volume has a closed horizontal tear across the mid-section (without loss to the text). This work is illustrated with an allegorical frontispiece in the first volume and a number of engravings offering portraits of historical figures such as George Washington, John Adams, William Moultrie, George Clinton and Edward Shippen.
Lot 2021

$45

Title: Memorial of Edward Everett
Author: New England Historic Genealogical Society
Publisher: Printed for the Society [Printed for J. K. Wiggin]
City: Boston
Year: 1865
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 97 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is one of four large-paper copies printed on drawing paper.

This volume is bound in contemporary half dark blue straight grained morocco over marbled paper covered boards. The spine has stamped gilt lettering. The book shows shelfwear. The binding is sound. This work is illustrated with four plates, including a portrait of Edward Everett.
Lot 2022

$70

Details: This lot consists of the antique scrapbooks shown in the corresponding images.

The first scrapbook consists of mostly newspaper articles. The second consists of excised illustrations pasted into a volume of "Mitchell's Geography". The third volume includes chromolithographs, advertisements, labels, including images of Theodore Roosevelt, McKinley, Carlotta Nillson, and musicians.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit age/wear indications including dis-bound and brittle pages, mustiness, and toning. One scrapbook lacks back boar, another displays evidence of moisture exposure.
Lot 2023

$80

Title: Flora's Dictionary
Author: Elizabeth Washington Gamble Wirt - Elizabeth Washington Gamble Wirt (1784–1857), who published under the name E. W. Wirt, was a 19th-century American author whose Flora's Dictionary was the first book to broadly popularize the concept of a language of flowers for American readers. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Published by Lucas Brothers
City: Baltimore
Year: c. 1855
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 133 / 96 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: A very rare 1855 publisher's broadside in the University of Virginia collection (R.O. Hummel Southeastern Broadsides 4405) gives details of the three forms in which this edition was issued. The most expensive issue (cost $16.00): "First. - Richly illuminated title and presentation plate. Fifty-six groups [i.e. plates] colored from nature, illustrating all the flowers in the book. Bound in Turkey morocco, super extra, gilt edges, and Turkey morocco, antique, gilt edges." The next most expensive issue cost $9.00: "Second. - Richly illuminated title and presentation plate. Twelve groups colored from nature. Bound in morocco, extra, gilt edges and full gilt sides." The $6.00 issue, included the title, presentation plate and six plates and was bound in "super extra muslin, gilt edges and full gilt sides"

Bennett p.115 (1837 edition); McGrath p.36 (1837 edition); Reese Stamped with a National Character 52 (1837 edition); Sabin 104868 (1837 and 1855 editions)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blue cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs. The book shows external wear, with minor loss at the top/bottom of the spine cover and at the outside corners of the boards. The covers display light soiling. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with gilt edges. The pages show foxing throughout . This work includes a chromolithographic additional title page and 6 tissue-guarded plates, lacking the dedication leaf. Plates are numbered 7, 18, 27, 37, 45 and 55. The pages are illustrated with black-and-white vignettes.
Lot 2024

$120

Details: This lot consists of the international travel-related ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Many of these souvenir and guide books are for areas in Canada including Quebec, Montreal, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. Other destination of interest are Windsor, Kew Gardens, London, the Isle of Wight, Florence, and Pau. "Landmarks A Book of Scenes of Kearney and Arlington" is signed by the artist William C. Brigham, Jr.

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications. Accordion pages may be detached.
Lot 2025

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of French erotica titles shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains "Florilege de la poesie amoureuse du XIIe au XVIIIe siecle" by Andre Berry (Le Vasseur & Cie, Editeurs, 1948, in wrappers) with illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage, "Pour & contre la femme: 366 pensees recueillies par une parisienne du dix-neuvieme siecle" (Chez Rene Kieffer, Relieur, 1946, in wrappers) with illustrations by George Pavis, "Contes et nouvelles de La Fontaine" (Gibert Jeune, Libraire d'Amateurs, 1940, in glassine-covered wrappers) illustrated by Brunelleschi, and Voltaire's "L'ingenu: histoire veritable tiree des manuscrits du pere Quesnel, 1767" (Gibert Jeune, Libraire d'Amateurs, 1948, in glassine-covered wrappers and slipcase) also illustrated by Brunelleschi.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. The slipcase shows shelfwear.
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