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Lot 8001

$650

Title: Notes on a Horsethief
Author: William Faulkner - William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner worked in a variety of media; he wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays during his career. He is primarily known and acclaimed for his novels and short stories, many of which are set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, a setting Faulkner created based on Lafayette County, where he spent most of his childhood.

Faulkner is considered one of the most important writers of the Southern literature of the United States, along with Mark Twain, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, Harper Lee and Tennessee Williams. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. Two of his works, "A Fable" (1954) and his last novel "The Reivers" (1962), both won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel "The Sound and the Fury" sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were 1930's "As I Lay Dying" and "Light in August" (1932).






Publisher: The Levee Press
City: Greenville, Mississippi
Year: 1950
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 71 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work. This is copy number 495 of 950. Faulkner's signature appears on the limitation page.

This volume is bound in green cloth with stamped white lettering to the spine and a pictorial design in white on the front cover depicting a horse's head rearing. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. This work has illustrated endpapers displaying faint glue staining along the gutter. The interior is otherwise clean and bright. This work is illustrated with vignettes at the front and rear of text by Elizabeth Calvert. The volume is preserved in a transparent plastic cover.
Lot 8002

$275

Title: Rabbinical Literature: Or, the Traditions of the Jews, Contained in the Talmud and Other Mystical Writings. Likewise the Opinions of That People Concerning Messiah, and the Time and Manner of His Appearings; With an Appendix, Comprizing Buxtorf's Account of the Religious Customs and Ceremonies of That Nation; Also, a Prelimiary Enquiry into the Origin, Progress, Authority, and Usefulness of These Traditions; Wherein the Sense of the Strange Allegories in the Talmud and Jewish Authors Is Explained
Author: John Peter Stehelin
Publisher: Sold by J. Robinson
City: London
Year: 1748
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set has been rebacked, with new brown leather spines displaying gilt-lettered black labels. The original leather boards show rubbing and minor loss at the edges and corners. The binding is firm. These volumes have new endpapers. The pages exhibit very occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with an engraved allegorical frontispiece entitled "The Traditions of the Jews" (Printed by G. Smith), head- and tailpieces, and ornamentalized initials.
Lot 8003

$120

Title: Within Fort Sumter; Or, a View of Major Anderson's Garrison Family for One Hundred and Ten Days. By One of the Company
Author: Miss A. Fletcher
Publisher: N. Tibbals & Company
City: New York
Year: 1861
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 72 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: Fort Sumter is a Third System masonry sea fort located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The fort is best known as the site upon which the shots that started the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. In 1966, the site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in its original printed wrappers. An illustration depicting the stars and stripes flying over the bombarded fort appears on the front wrapper. The front cover displays tattered edges. The binding is sound. The pages are foxed. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Major R. Anderson.

Anderson was the commanding officer of United States Army forces in Charleston, South Carolina, the last remaining important Union post in the Confederacy. He moved his small garrison from Fort Moultrie, which was indefensible, to the more modern, more defensible, Fort Sumter in the middle of Charleston Harbor. South Carolina leaders cried betrayal, while the North celebrated with enormous excitement at this show of defiance against secessionism. In February 1861 the Confederate States of America was formed and took charge. Jefferson Davis, the Confederate President, ordered the fort be captured. The artillery attack was commanded by Brig. Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, who had been Anderson's student at West Point. The attack began April 12, 1861, and continued until Anderson, badly outnumbered and outgunned, surrendered the fort on April 14. The battle began the American Civil War. No one was killed in the battle on either side, but one Union soldier was killed and one mortally wounded during a 50-gun salute. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Lot 8004

$120

Title: Firestarter
Author: Stephen King - Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella "The Way Station" was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and in 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his whole career, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1980
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 428 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed early printing (7th) of this science fiction novel by Stephen King. The inscription on the title page reads "To Gail -- / Best wishes from Marshall -- and / me -- / Stephen King / 3/15/86."

This volume is bound in black paper-covered boards and red cloth spine with author's name in stamped black lettering and the title stamped in gold. The author's initials appear stamped in gold on the front cover. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and bright. The intact illustrated dust jacket, with price of $15.95 at the top of the front flap, displays light shelfwear. The jacket painting is by Steven Stroud.
Lot 8005

$300

Title: Prestidigitation, or Magic Made Easy. Being a Complete Handbook of Legerdemain, and Containing All the Latest Optical, Chemical, Mechanical and Magical Tricks and Deception, Amusing Transmutations, Astonishing Sleights and Subtleties, together with All the Noted Tricks of Modern Magicians and Prestidigitateurs
Author: Old Conjurer
Publisher: Hunter & Co., Publishers
City: Hinsdale, New Hampshire
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 64 pages plus 18 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.25" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique string-bound volume is bound in its original printed wrappers. The book shows moderate external wear, with folded outside corners of covers and text block displaying creasing. Small tears are visible along the backstrip. The binding is sound. The wrappers and pages of text are clean and without markings. A number of the advertisements at the rear of the volume are illustrated.
Lot 8006

$200

Title: The Mormons, or, Latter-Day Saints, in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake: A History of Their Rise and Progress, Peculiar Doctrines, Present Condition, and Prospects, Derived from Personal Observation, during a Residence among Them
Author: John Williams Gunnison - John Williams Gunnison was an American military officer and explorer.

Gunnison was born in Goshen, New Hampshire in 1812 and attended Hopkinton Academy. He graduated from West Point in 1837, second in his class of fifty cadets. His military career began as an artillery officer in Florida, where he spent a year in the campaign against the Seminoles. Due to his poor health he was reassigned to the Corps of Topographical Engineers the next year. Initially he explored unknown areas of Florida, searching for provision routes. However, his health soon forced him out of Florida entirely.

From 1841-1849 Gunnison explored the area around the Great Lakes. He surveyed the border between Wisconsin and Michigan, the Western coast of Lake Michigan, and the coast of Lake Erie. On May 9, 1846 he was promoted to First Lieutenant.
In the spring of 1849 Gunnison was assigned as second in command of the Howard Stansbury Expedition to explore and survey the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. That winter was particularly heavy and the expedition was unable to leave the valley. Gunnison took the opportunity to befriend some Mormons and study The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When he finally returned to Washington, DC, he wrote a book titled "The Mormons or Latter-Day Saints, in the Valley of the Great Salt Lake: A History of Their Rise and Progress, Peculiar Doctrines, Present Condition."

Gunnison returned to the Great Lakes from 1851–1853, mapping the Green Bay area, and was promoted to Captain on March 3, 1853. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 168 pages plus 27 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The front and rear covers have elaborate blind-stamped ornamental designs. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing and darkening to the edges. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece plate offering a panoramic view of Nauvoo.
Lot 8007

$300

Title: The Book of Urizen
Author: William Blake - William Blake was an English poet, painter and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led one contemporary art critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced." In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. Although he lived in London his entire life (except for three years spent in Felpham), he produced a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced the imagination as "the body of God" or "human existence itself."

Considered mad by contemporaries for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is held in high regard by later critics for his expressiveness and creativity, and for the philosophical and mystical undercurrents within his work. His paintings and poetry have been characterised as part of the Romantic movement and "Pre-Romantic," for its large appearance in the 18th century. Reverent of the Bible but hostile to the Church of England (indeed, to all forms of organised religion), Blake was influenced by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American Revolutions. Though later he rejected many of these beliefs he maintained an amiable relationship with Thomas Paine; he was also influenced by thinkers such as Emanuel Swedenborg. Despite these known influences, the singularity of Blake's work makes him difficult to classify. The 19th-century scholar William Rossetti characterized him as a "glorious luminary," and "a man not forestalled by predecessors, nor to be classed with contemporaries, nor to be replaced by known or readily surmisable successors" (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Trianon Press
City: Paris
Year: 1958
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 27 leaves plus 5 unnumbered pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: In the complex mythology of William Blake, Urizen is the embodiment of conventional reason and law. He is usually depicted as a bearded old man; he sometimes bears architect's tools, to create and constrain the universe; or nets, with which he ensnares people in webs of law and conventional society. Originally, Urizen represented one half of a two-part system, with him representing reason and Los, his opposition, representing imagination. In Blake's reworking of his mythical system, Urizen is one of the four Zoas that result from the division of the primordial man, Albion, and he continues to represent reason. He has an Emanation, or paired female equivalent, Ahania, who stands for Pleasure. In Blake's myth, Urizen is joined by many daughters with three representing aspects of the body. He is also joined by many sons, with four representing the four elements. These sons join in rebellion against their father but are later united in the Last Judgment. In many of Blake's books, Urizen is seen with four books that represent the various laws that he places upon humanity.


The character Urizen is first directly mentioned in Blake's "A Song of Liberty" (1793) where he is first described in his dispute with Orc. He is described as a "starry king". In "To Nobodaddy," he is given the title "Father of Jealousy" and he is an enslaver. In "America a Prophecy," he is the evil God who rules during the Enlightenment. The work also describes how Urizen created the world. This was followed by the "Songs of Experience" (1794) where he appears as the creator of the Tyger and in many of the poems: "Earth's Answer", "The Tyger", "The Human Abstract" and "A Divine Image". He is mentioned later that year in Europe a Prophecy and it is in the work that Urizen is freed from his bounds and he opens the "Book of Brass" in response to the American revolution.

In "The Book of Urizen," Urizen is an eternal self focused being that creates itself out of eternity, and, it is only Urizen, the representation of abstractions and is an abstraction of the human self that exists in the beginning. Eventually, he creates the rest of creation but is tormented from the rest of the Eternal essence. Urizen is seen as the essence of the eternal priest and is opposed by Los, the eternal prophet. Parts of the story were later revised in "The Book of Los" and "The Book of Ahania": "The Book of Ahania" describes Urizen's relationship with his son Fuzon, and "The Book of Los" (1795) describes Urizen's creations from Los's viewpoint. "The Song of Los" (1795) describes how Urizen's laws are given to humanity and their destructive effects. The work ends with Orc's appearance and Urizen weeping.

Urizen appears within Blake's illustrations of Job as an image of Apollo. He and his realm are described in Blake's "Milton a Poem," and he is said to have a throne of silver/love. His realm included his children and was surrounded by justice and eternal science. The work also describes Urizen's Satanic fall. The Urizen of Milton is in the form of reason, and it is he that Milton follows. He appears again in the image "Milton's Dream" as illustrated for Il Penseroso. In the image, Urizen is with images of despair and is interfering with the image of the true God.

In "Vala, or The Four Zoas," Urizen was said to have been born as the son of Albion and Vala, and is the fourth son. He was made the leader of Heaven's host and commanded the material sun. The work also describes his fall. Urizen appears in Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion in a form similar to the previous works. Urizen is the organiser of the universe while Los is the forger. He creates Natural Religion, and, in his returned form after Albion awakes, he is a farmer. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is a Trianon Press fascimile of the copy owned by Lessing J. Rosenwald. An inscription in the top outside corner of the front flyleaf reads "To Paul and Meta - / With love / Lessing / 5/5/59." This is copy number 471 of 526 printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. Each page is watermarked with Blake's monogram.

This attractive volume is bound in quarter red leather and marbled paper-covered board. The spine has stamped gilt lettering. The book shows dark stain along the lower half of the spine and very minor wear at the edges. The binding is firm. A previous owner's name appears at the center of the front pastedown. The interior is otherwise clean and bright.

"The illuminated pages have been reproduced in France by Messrs. Beaufume, Hourdebaigt and Trianon Press (France), by collotype and stencil process. The editorial matter was set by hand in 14 point Garamond and printed by Aulard et Cie., master-printers in Paris." (Colophon)

The intact slipcase exhibits shelfwear, with chipping and scuffing along edges.
Lot 8008

$110

Title: Enchanting Beauty
Author: Alfred Cheney Johnston - Alfred Cheney Johnston (known as "Cheney" to his friends and associates) was a New York City-based photographer known for his portraits of Ziegfeld Follies showgirls as well as of actors and actresses from the worlds of stage and film.
Publisher: Swan Publications. Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 4 preliminary leaves, 93 plates, 4 leaves
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is in spiral-bound wrappers, with lettering and a color illustration to the front cover. The covers display soiling. A small tear, measuring approximately 1" appears at the top of the front spine edge. Minor loss of material can be seen in the lower right corner of the front cover. The blank preliminary pages are lightly soiled, with verso of frontispiece now adhered to the verso of one blank preliminary page. The plates display light foxing, concentrated at margins.
Lot 8009

$225

Title: The Northern Barrier of India: A Popular Account of the Jummoo and Kashmir Territories
Author: Frederic Drew - Frederick Drew FGS, FRGS was an English geologist.

Drew was born at Southampton, the youngest son of John Drew, astronomer, by Clara, daughter of Nicholas Peter Phené, solicitor, of Melksham, Wiltshire. Drew was educated at Southampton private school run by his father. He entered the Royal School of Mines in 1853, passed through it with distinction, and joined the British Geological Survey in 1855.

Drew was employed for seven years in the south-east of England, and did much for the geology of the weald, especially in tracing out and describing the subdivisions of the Hastings sands. He contributed papers to the 'Journal' of the Geological Society in 1861 and 1864, and he wrote a memoir describing the Romney marsh district. His notes were used by William Topley in his "Geology of the Weald" (Memoirs of the Geological Survey, 1875).

In 1862 he entered the service of the Maharajah of Kashmir, with whom he remained ten years. He was at first engaged in looking for minerals, was then charged with the management of the forest department, and was finally governor of the province of Ladakh. He acquired an intimate knowledge of the country and the people, and after his return to England he wrote "The Jummoo and Kashmir Territories: a Geographical Account" (London, 1875, 8vo). It was provided with excellent maps, showing not only the physical features, but the distribution of races, languages, and faiths. A translation by Baron Ernouf was published at Paris in 1877; and in the same year Drew published a more popular account under the title "The Northern Barrier of India."

He had been elected a fellow of the Geological Society in 1858, and served on the council from 1874 to 1876. In 1875 he was appointed one of the science masters at Eton, and he remained there till his death on 28 October 1891. He married Sara Constance, daughter of Alfred Waylen, one of the first settlers in Western Australia, and he left two sons and two daughters. Sir Archibald Geikie has made mention of 'his gentleness, helpfulness, and entire unselfishness, and his quiet enthusiasm for that domain of natural science to which he had given the labours of his life.' (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Edward Stanford
City: London
Year: 1877
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/336 pages plus 32 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and pictorial design depicting the mosque of Shah Hamadan stamped in gold on the front cover. The front and rear cover has blind-stamped ornamental borders. A small wormhole appears in the lower half of the spine cover. Small black spots are visible on the front cover. The hinges are cracked. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with three original mounted photos, including the frontispiece, plates, and textual illustrations. The fold-out maps at the rear of the volume are well preserved.
Lot 8010

$375

Details: This lot includes the group of antique steel engravings of George Washington shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains

1) "Washington at Home" (1867) after a painting by Alonzo Chappel, engraved by H.B. Hall. This piece measures approximately 24.5 x 32.25"

2) "Washington's Last Interview with his Mother" (1864) after a painting by W.H. Powell, engraved by Henry Cousins. This piece measures approximately 24.5" x `30.25"

3) "Washington Crossing the Delaware" (1853) after a painting by E. Leutze, engraved by Paul Girardet. This piece measures approximately 29.5" x 20.5"

4) Untitled portrait with a facsimile of Washington's signature in the lower right corner, and a coat of arms at the bottom. The printed caption at the top edge reads "London, Published 1897 by W. M. Power. Queen Anne's Mansions S. W. Printed in Vienna." This piece measures approximately 27.5" x 37.75"

5) Untitled oval bust portrait, with facsimile of Washington's signature under the portrait. An illegible signature in ink appears in the lower right corner. This piece measures approximately 28.5" x 40.25"



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Condition / Notes: These plates may show small closed tears at edges, age-toning, minor creasing or faint water markings. The engraving entitled "Washington's Last Interview with His Mother" has more pronounced staining and foxing at margins. The images are largely clear, showing sharp detail.
Lot 8011

$40

Title: The History of the Maya from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Author: J. Eric S.Thompson, Thomas Gann - Thomas William Francis Gann was a medical doctor by profession, but is best remembered for his work as an amateur archaeologist exploring ruins of the Maya civilization.

In 1894 he was appointed district medical officer for British Honduras, where he would spend most of the next quarter century. He soon developed a keen interest in the colony's Maya ruins, which up to then had been little documented. He also traveled in the Yucatán peninsular, exploring ruins there.

Gann discovered a number of sites, including Lubaantun, Ichpaatun and Tzibanche. He published the first detailed descriptions of such ruins as Xunantunich and Lamanai. He made important early exploration at such sites as Santa Rita, Louisville, Belize, and Coba. At Tulum he documented buildings overlooked by previous explorers, including a rare find of a temple with the Pre-Columbian idol still intact inside.

Mid-way through his career, in 1908 Gann became the honorary lecturer in Central American Antiquities at the new Institute of Archaeology of the University of Liverpool (not long after he had taken the Diploma there in Tropical Medicine). Liverpool subscribers funded several of his fieldwork seasons up to 1912. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/264 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in a blind-stamped black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. An old gift inscription can be seen on the front flyleaf. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with plates, mostly photographs of archaeological sites, ruins and works of sculpture. The intact dust jacket, with price of $2.50 on the front flap, is lightly soiled and shows small tears, with minor loss, at the edges and corners.
Lot 8012

$70

Details: This lot consists of the antique original 19th century sheet music shown in the corresponding images. They are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review our catalog for similar items.

The majority of these items were published between 1835 and 1880 in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Paris, London, Berlin, and Leipzig. Illustrated title pages and engraved pages are included. Most of the composers represented had active careers in United States and Europe offering an interesting historical view into the period. Compositions that remain popular today are also included.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in decorative binding with some age/wear indications. Covers include illustrated and engraved, and generally show well with some foxing and patina.
Lot 8013

$275

Details: This lot consists of the anti-government publications shown in the corresponding images.

Items include "Robert F. Kennedy Emerging American Dictator", "Why Kennedy Must Be Impeached!", "The Secret Government Of The United States", "Invasion Alert Rising Tides Of Aliens In Our Midst", "The Democrats We Want To Raise Your Children!", "Major-General George Van Horn Moseley American Patriot" and "Government By Treason".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8014

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the nautical history and reference shown in the corresponding images. Many of these books are in dust jackets or decorative covers and contain illustrations. Subjects include Pirates, famous ships, and dangers at sea. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 8015

$450

Details: This lot consists of the signed Rolling Stones, "Dirty Work" album shown in the corresponding images.

The 1986 Stones album was produced by Steve Lillywhite and The Glimmer Twins. It is signed by all five band members (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts).

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Condition / Notes: These item is well preserved with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8016

$275

Details: This lot consists of the approximately 85 advertising trade cards shown in the corresponding images.

These cards include chromolithographs. Advertisements include those for hair products, soaps, tonics, food, musical organs, sewing machines and thread. Images feature children, caricatures, scenes in nature and people in period costuming.

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally well preserved with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Some items may have more advanced flaws.
Lot 8017

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the literature poetry and history books shown in the corresponding images. Books include vintage and antique items along with books in decorative covers. Titles include "The Conquest Of Mexico", "Eminent Women Of The Age", "The Divine Comedy" "Gunfighters" and "The S.S. Kresge Story". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are in functional condition with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Some items may have more advanced flaws.
Lot 8018

$15

Title: Die Juden und die Kreuzfahrer in England unter Richard Lowenherz
Author: Isaac Asher Francolm (Eugen Rispart) - German preacher and religious teacher; born at Breslau Dec. 15, 1788; died there July 1, 1849; Ph.D., Leipsic, 1817. After conducting a Jewish elementary school at Breslau for three years, he was called in 1820 to the community of Königsberg, Prussia, as preacher and religious teacher (one of his rivals for the position being Zunz), and was confirmed in his office by the government.

Francolm did much to modernize the synagogue service and religious instruction, and he introduced into Germany the confirmation of girls. Some Orthodox members of the community brought this matter before the government, and Francolm was forbidden not only to confirm girls, but also to introduce any other innovations into the service, especially preaching in the vernacular. On the expiration of his contract in 1826 he declined a reengagement, and accepted the position of chief inspector and principal of the Königliche Wilhelmsschule, a Jewish institution at Breslau, in which office he remained until 1847.

Among Francolm's numerous works are: "Der Alte Bund: Aufsätze für Israeliten zur Beförderung des Richtigen Verständnisses der Bibel," a religious weekly of which only ten numbers were published, 1820; "Die Grundzüge der Religionslehre aus den Zehn Geboten Entwickelt," Neustadt-on-the-Oder, 1826; "Die Mosaische Sittenlehre: Zum Gebrauch beim Religionsunterricht," Breslau, 1831; "Worte eines Juden nach Beendeter Landestrauer um den König Friedrich Wilhelm III.: An Seine Christlichen Brüder Gerichtet," ib. 1840; "Die Juden und die Kreuzfahrer in England Unter Richard Löwenherz." Besides these he published works of fiction and some books on mathematics and pedagogics. (Courtesy of the Jewish Encyclopedia at http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/6275-francolm-isaac-asher)
Publisher: Verlag von Chr. E. Kollmann
City: Leipzig
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: preliminary leaves, [3]-499 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume appears as a title of the series Schriften hrsg. vom Institute zur Foerderung der israelitischen Literatur.

This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The front board is detaching. The spine has stamped gilt lettering and ruling. The book shows external wear, with a nick to the upper half of the front spine edge and minor loss of material at the top/bottom of the spine. The marbled covers display mild rubbing and minor loss at the edges and corners. The text block is intact. The pages exhibit light foxing.
Lot 8019

$275

Details: This lot consists of the Right-Wing polemics and propaganda shown in the corresponding images. Include are variety of books, magazines, and pamphlets on subjects relating to war, religion, race, and politics. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
Lot 8020

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding images. Authors include Barrie, Bailey, Byron, and Stratton-Porter. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear indications. "Byron's Poems" is well preserved with little wear to cover, and vibrant intact gilt detailing to cover and page edges.
Lot 8021

$140

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique automobile and motorcycle manuals and ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Some items of note include a 1913 catalog for "Motor Car Supply Co." with an advertisement for "Klaxon" horns, "The Public Safety Signal". Harley-Davidson service manuals and diagrams specifics, "Indian" Manuals and parts catalogs, and "The New York News Automobile Touring Maps" of the Eastern United Stated.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications. Decals are faded. Some items may have tears or loss. "Indian" manuals are dis-bound.
Lot 8022

$30

Title: The Hole in the Hauptmann Case?
Author: Frank Pease
Publisher: Self-Published
City: New York
Year: 1936
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 52 pages plus 5 pages of correspondence
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: The author advances the theory that the Soviet secret services were involved in the Lindbergh kidnapping.
Condition / Notes: This string-bound volume is in its original printed wrappers. The covers are lightly soiled. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 8023

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of Nazi booklets, pamphlets and newspapers shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains issues of the Volkischer Beobachter (the official organ of the Nazi Party), Der Sturmer (Julius Streicher's anti-Semitic tabloid) and Der Nationalsozialist. Among the titles present are "Wirtschaftliches Sofortprogramm der NSDAP" (Verlag Frz. Eher Nachf., circa 1932, ex-library, with original wrappers. Marginalia), "Die Rede des Fuhrers Adolf HItler am 30. Januar 1934 im Deutschen Reichstag nebst dem Gesetz uber den Neuaufbau des Deutschen Reiches und der Begrundung von Reichsminister Dr. Wilhelm Frick" (Verlag von Philipp Reclam, c.1934), a speech by Joseph Goebbels entitled "Der geistige Arbeiter im Schicksalkampf des Reiches" (Zentralverlag der NSDAP, 1943, with detached front wrapper), and "Partei. Gesundheitsfuhrung, Alkoholmisbrauch" (Reichsstelle gegen den Alkoholmissbrauch, 1938, in wrappers).

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 8024

$200

Title: The Inner Life of Syria, Palestine, and the Holy Land. From My Private Journal
Author: Isabel Burton - Isabel, Lady Burton — née Isabel Arundell — was the wife and partner of explorer, adventurer, and writer Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890).
Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.
City: London
Year: 1884
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/516 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The front cover has an Islamic star and crescent as well as an Orthodox cross stamped in gold. The spine cover is nearly detached. The covers display light soiling. Minor loss can be seen at the outside corners of the front cover. The hinges are cracked. The volume has dark brown endpapers. The front flyleaf is detached. The stamp of "Bertrand Smith, "Acres of Books," in Long Beach appears in the lower inside corner of the verso of the front flyleaf. The text block is intact. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing.
Lot 8025

$225

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

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

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

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

Publisher: Printed for J. Knapton; C. Hitch and L. Hawes; A. Millar; W. Strahan; R. and J. Dodsley; and M. and T. Longman
City: London
Year: 1760
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Published on 15 April 1755 and written by Samuel Johnson, "A Dictionary of the English Language," sometimes published as "Johnson's Dictionary," is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language.

There was dissatisfaction with the dictionaries of the period, so in June 1746 a group of London booksellers contracted Johnson to write a dictionary for the sum of 1,500 guineas (£1,575), equivalent to about £210,000 in 2014. Johnson took nearly nine years to complete the work, although he had claimed he could finish it in three. Remarkably, he did so single-handedly, with only clerical assistance to copy out the illustrative quotations that he had marked in books. Johnson produced several revised editions during his life.

Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 173 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent English dictionary. According to Walter Jackson Bate, the Dictionary "easily ranks as one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship, and probably the greatest ever performed by one individual who labored under anything like the disadvantages in a comparable length of time." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is a stated second edition of this landmark reference work.

This antique set is bound in full leather. The second volume lacks the front board and the first volume has the front board detached. The covers display light soiling, rubbing and chipping, with black taping at the bottom of the cracked spines. The first volume also has taping at the top of the front spine edge. The text blocks are intact. The title page of the second volume has loss at the upper outside corner, with some loss to the title, and darkening to the corresponding area of the first page of text. The top edge of the title page of the first volume also has minor loss at the top edge.The title pages and/or preliminary pages have library notations in ink at the top edge. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing. The entries appear in double columns.
Lot 8026

$80

Title: Essais historiques et critiques sur la franche-maconnerie; ou recherches sur son origine, sur son systeme et sur son but. Contenant l'examen critique des principaux ouvrages tant imprimes qu'inedits qui ont traite ce sujet; et la refutation apologetique des imputations faites a cette societe
Author: Jean-Louis Laurens
Publisher: Chez Chomel
City: Paris
Year: 1806
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: viii/266 pages plus 1 page of errata
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has been rebound in new plain brown paper wrappers. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The original blue wrappers are bound in. A portion of the bottom edge of the title page, in the shape of a square, has been excised. The pages are clean and bright. A blue stamp appears on the blank page before errata with the caption "Loge de la Concord" and the number 1777 clearly legible.
Lot 8027

$45

Title: The Terrible Trick or Treat
Author: Edith Battles
Publisher: Young Scott Books
City: New York
Year: 1970
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 48 unnumbered pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in green cloth with yellow lettering to the spine and front cover. The front cover bears a bright color illustration. The book shows shelwear, with light bumped at the top and bottom of the spine and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The endpapers are lightly soiled. This work is illustrated throughout by Tom Funk Tom Funk (1911–2003), an illustrator who for some 40 years was associated with the distinctive visual style of the New Yorker magazine, to which he contributed ‘spots’ depicting New York buildings, portraits for profiles of subjects ranging from Pablo Picasso to D. T. Suzuki, and a distinctive style of cartography, as well as general illustrations in the years before the magazine introduced photographs, in the 1990s.
Lot 8028

$110

Title: Buster Brown on His Travels
Author: Richard Felton Outcault - Richard Felton Outcault was an American comic strip writer-artist. He was the creator of the series "The Yellow Kid" and "Buster Brown," and he is considered the inventor of the modern comic strip.

Publisher: Cupples & Leon Company
City: New York
Year: 1909
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 30 leaves
Width: 16.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique oblong volume is staple bound in thick card boards with a red cloth backstrip. The front cover has a color illustration depicting characters from this comic strip. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. Minor nibbling can be seen in the lower half of the front edge. The front cover and title page have detached at the first page. This work contains a collection of brightly colored comic strips depicting the title character in scenes in Italy, Greece, India, and Africa.
Lot 8029

$120

Details: This lot consists of the vintage right-wing conspiracy politics shown in the corresponding images.

Included are titles such as "45 Questions most frequently asked about the Jews", "Our Secret Political Police", and "Red Stars Over Hollywood".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Some have interesting or inflammatory illustrations on the covers.
Lot 8030

$30

Title: Stories of the Sierras and Other Sketches. With a Story of Wild Western Life
Author: Bret Harte - Francis Bret Harte was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California., Joaquin Miller - Cincinnatus Heine Miller, better known by his pen name Joaquin Miller, was a colorful American poet and frontiersman. He is nicknamed the "Poet of the Sierras" after the Sierra Nevada, about which he wrote in his "Songs of the Sierras" (1871).

Publisher: John Camden Hotten
City: London
Year: 1872
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 6 pages of advertisements plus 152 pages plus 31 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. A old notation in ink appears at the top of the first page of Joaquin Miller's text. The pages are otherwise clean and without markings. This work contains a frontispiece and a title page vignette. A number of the advertisements are illustrated.
Lot 8031

$50

Details: This lot consists of the antique original 19th century sheet music shown in the corresponding images. They are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review our catalog for similar items.

The majority of these items were published between 1835 and 1880 in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Paris, London, Berlin, and Leipzig. Illustrated title pages and engraved pages are included. Most of the composers represented had active careers in United States and Europe offering an interesting historical view into the period. Compositions that remain popular today are also included.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in decoratively bound in albums. They exhibit some age/wear indications, bindings may have more advanced flaws. One album is especially nice with jade leather cover, de-bossed gilt detailing and marbled page edges and endpaper.
Lot 8032

$80

Details: This lot consists of the approximately 280 vintage and antique labels shown in the corresponding images.

Many of these are apothecary labels for things such as face powder, tonics, shampoos and cream rinses, rose water, witch hazel and castor oil. Many of these are colorful and decorative. Chromolithograph labels are also included.

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Condition / Notes: These items generally well preserved with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities
Lot 8033

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique children's books shown in the corresponding images.

The first item is a copy of "Five Little Peppers" by Margaret Sidney (1909, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard), in scarce dust jacket. This book is illustrated, as is "Children Of All Nations: Their Homes, Their Schools, Their Playgrounds". The final item is "Mickey Mouse Picture Card Album for series- No. 1 to No. 48." (Vol. 1.). This album contains eight colorful scarce cards.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. "Children of All" has chipping to spine and cracked hinges. Some loss to dust jacket of "Five Little Peppers". Items may contain gift inscription.
Lot 8034

$20

Title: A B C illustre d'occultisme: premiers elements d'etudes des grandes traditions initiatiques
Author: Gerard Encausse (Papus) - Gerard Anaclet Vincent Encausse, whose esoteric pseudonym was Papus, was the Spanish-born French physician, hypnotist, and popularizer of occultism, who founded the modern Martinist Order.
Publisher: Dorbon-Aine
City: Paris
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 438 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in its original printed wrappers. The covers are preserved in glassine. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and without markings. This work has a portrait of the author, as well as numerous full-page and in-text illustrations.
Lot 8035

$15

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique reference and books on books shown in the corresponding images.

The copy of "Mystics And Poets" by W.T. Davison has an inscription from the editor Wilbert F. Howard. "Bulfinche's Age Of Fable or Beauties of Mythology" contains multiple illustrations and plates, as do volumes 1 and 2 of "Alfred Lord Tennyson A Memoir By His Son". Other titles include " The Letters Of Sir Walter Scott 1811-1814", "A Life Of William Shakespeare", "Sit Walter Scott The Story Of His Life", "Dictionary Of Phrase & Fable", "William Blake On The Lord's Prayer", "Robert's Rules Of Order", "The Study Of Words", and "Lectures On Rhetoric".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Some items were library copies. "Mystics And Poets" is in dust jacket.
Lot 8036

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the orchid titles and periodicals shown in the corresponding images.

Items include "The Orchid Digest", "The Orchid Hunter", "Woodlands Orchids", "A Manual of Orchidaceous Plants" (volumes 1 and 2) and "American Orchid Society Bulletin". Plates include color and fold-out.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Some items may show more advanced flaws. Two volumes are dis-bound. Color plates remain vivid.
Lot 8037

$30

Title: Principles and Ideas for Doherty Men: Papers, Addresses and Letters by Henry L. Doherty
Author: Henry L. Doherty - "Henry L. Doherty, in full Henry Latham Doherty was an American businessman and utilities expert who formed the holding company Cities Service Company in 1910.

Doherty’s first job came at age 12 with the Columbus Gas Co. in Ohio. By the time he was 20, he had become chief engineer. Because of his knowledge of gas operations, Doherty was next hired by Emerson McMillin & Co., a financial institution with utility holdings. Capitalizing on his business knowledge, Doherty started his own firm, Henry L. Doherty & Co., in 1905, providing technical and financial consultants to utilities. Within five years he had begun Cities Service Company, which served as a holding company for the utility firms that Doherty had purchased. The company had interests in all three energy sources available at the time—petroleum, natural gas, and electricity.

Doherty’s influence on the firm was widespread. He understood the technical aspects of energy production and held almost 140 individual patents. His real fame, however, was gained through his deft manipulations of finances. The Cities Service name was changed to CITGO in 1965. In succeeding years CITGO was acquired by Occidental Petroleum (1983), the Southland Corporation (also in 1983), and Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (1990)." (Courtesy of the Encyclopedia Britannica)




Editor: Glenn Marston
Publisher: Printed for the use of Members of the Doherty Organization
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with faded stamped gilt spine lettering. The books show moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The bindings are firm. The partially uncut pages are clean and without markings.This work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits of the author, a small number of additional plates and full-page and in-text charts and illustrations.
Lot 8038

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique books relating to the Russian Revolution shown int he corresponding images.

Titles include "Britmis A great Adventure Of The War", "Russia The Utopia In Chains", "Russia's Ruin", "The Last Days Of The Romanovs" (in dust jacket), "A Prisoner of Trotsky's", "Russia In Upheaval", "The Memoirs Of Baron Wrangel" and "Aseff: The Russian Judas".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This may include chipping to spine or cover, cracked hinges or discoloration. Items may include illustrations or plates.
Lot 8039

$375

Details: This lot consists of the anti-Semitic ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Tiles include "The Interpreter", "The Liberty Boll Holocaust: Sneak Attack On On Christianity:", "Christ Was Not A Jew An Epistle To The Gentiles", "Jewish Influence On The United States Media", "Jews Change Names", "Satan's Descendants", "China The Jews And WWIII", "Judaism And Bolshevism", "The Hidden Tyranny", "Father Coughlin His 'Facts' and Arguments", "Deadlier than the H-Bomb",and "Who's Who In The World Zionist Conspiracy".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications.
Lot 8040

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique American History shown in the corresponding images.

"Mine Eyes Have Seen" by Daniel A. Poling is author-signed stated first edition. "High Occasions" by Abbie Graham and "Educate a Woman" by Virginia Terrell Lathrop are also author-signed."The Kennedy Circle is inscribed by David Brinkley, the author of the introduction. "Four Billion Dimes" is inscribed by Basil O'Connor.

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications. "Home Sweet Home" has decorative cover. "Sarmiento's Travels in the United States in 1847", "Educate a Woman", "The Kennedy Circle", and "Mine Eyes Have Seen" are in dust jacket. "Washington & His Generals" is well preserved in slipcase.
Lot 8041

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique and vintage United States History shown in the corresponding images.

Included is the two volume set "The Memoirs of Cordell Hull", and author-signed copy of "The Roosevelt-MacArthur Conflict" by James K. Eyre, Jr., in dust jacket. "The Myth Of The New History" is also in dust jacket. Other titles include "Famous American Men and Women","The House Of Roosevelt", "Abraham Lincoln And The Jews", "Dynastic America And Those Who Own It", and "America And Her Problems".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit age/wear indications. Some items have more advanced flaws including loss of spine, weak hinges, or detached cover.
Lot 8042

$300

Title: Clio
Author: Anatole France - Anatole France was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Academie francaise, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in recognition of his literary achievements.
Publisher: Calmann Levy, Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1900
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 188 pages
Width: 6" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this novel, with illustrations by celebrated Art Nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha. This is one of 150 copies.

This antique volume is bound in quarter black leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The spine has stamped gilt lettering. The book shows moderate external wear, with a small circular stain to the lower half of the front cover and very minor loss at the top/bottom of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. An antique bookplate can be seen on the front pastedown. This volume has marbled fore and bottom edges. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a b&w title-page vignette and numerous color vignettes. The text is in French.
Lot 8043

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of German-language anti-Semitic titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second, revised edition of "Der nordische Gedanke under den Deutschen" (J. F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1927) by Hans F. K. Gunther, as well as a first edition of this "Rasse und Stil: Gedanken uber ihre Beziehungen und in der Geistesgeschichte der europaischen Volker, insbesondere des deutchen Volkes" (J. F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1926), a second edition of Fritz Kahn's "Die Juden als Rasse und Kulturvolk" (Welt-Verlag, 1921), "Die Judenfrage bei Griechen und Romern" (Verlag der Deuschen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Prag, 1943, in wrappers) by Theodor Hopfner, a first edition of Heinrich Berl's "Das Judentum in der Musik" (Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1926, in dj), "Judische und volkische Literaturwissenschaft: Ein Vergleich zwischen Eduard Engel und Adolf Bartels" (Verlag Franz Eher Nachf. 1936, in wrappers) by Gerhard Baumann, "Jude und Arbeiter: Ein Abschnitt aus der Tragodie des deutschen Volkes" (Nibelungen-Verlag, 1942) by F. O. H. Schulz, "Neuadel aus Blut und Boden" (J. F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1938) by R. Walther Darre. Also present is Joseph Deckert's ""Der wahre Israelit" vor den Wiener Geschworenen" (Verlag des Sendboten des h. Joseph, 1896).


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