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Lot 4266

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Native American Cree language books shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these texts are related to religion, and include translations of Bible excerpts, prayers, and hymns. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Some volumes have bookplates or writing on endpapers.
 
Lot 4267

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of collectible 20th century international coins and currency shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a set of 1979 Russian coins in like-new condition in a plastic display box, as well as a wide assortment of coins and paper money in a three ring binder. Some of the denominations included are lira from Italy, rubles from Russia, Schillings from Austria, pesetas from Spain, sucres from Ecuador, francs from Switzerland, cordoba from Nicaragua, and Deutschmarks, among many others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Many of these items are in excellent condition. The paper currency has been carefully stored in plastic sleeves within the three ring binder. Some pieces may show some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4268

$500

Title: Red-Figured Athenian Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author: Gisela M. A. Richter - Gisela Marie Augusta Richter was a classical archaeologist and art historian.

Gisela Richter was born in London, England; the daughter of Jean Paul and Louise (Schwaab) Richter. Both of her parents and her sister, Irma, were historians of Italian Renaissance art. She was educated at Maida Vale School, one of the finest schools for women at the time. She decided to become a classical archaeologist while attending Emmanuel Loewy's lectures at the University of Rome around 1896. In 1901 she attended Girton College at the University of Cambridge and the British School at Athens.

She joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as an assistant in 1906, becoming assistant curator in 1910, associate curator in 1922, and curator of Greek and Roman art in 1925, a position she held until 1948, when she became honorary curator until her death in 1972. As curator she was one of the most influential people in classical art history at the time.

Publisher: Yale University Press
City: New Haven
Year: 1936
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 11.25" Height: 14.5"
Book Details: First Edition was limited to 500 copies. First volume contains text. Second volume offers plates (colotype, printed by the Meriden Gravure Company).  Illustrated with 83 drawings by Lindsley F. Hall.
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in original pictorial covers. Books show moderate shelfwear, with small chip to lower third of spine and small dent at rear of first volume. Volumes are tightly bound. Previous owner's pictorial bookplate appears on front pastedowns; name, address and date are visible at top margin of front flyleaves. Pages are clean and unmarked. Numerous fold-out plates are well preserved.
 
Lot 4269

$40

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literature, including some pulp, shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4270

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the books on the nautical ship history of the United States Midwest shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this collection are "Steamboating on the Upper Mississippi" (State Historical Society of Iowa, 1968) and "From Paddle Wheels to Propellers" (Indiana Historical Society, 1970). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4271

$50

Title: Archilleion: A Neolithic Settlement in Thessaly, Greece, 6400-5600 BC
Author: Daniel Shimabuku, Marija Gimbutas, Shan Winn
Publisher: Institute of Archaeology, University of California
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1989
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 388 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This title is volume 14 in the series Monumenta Archaeologica.
Condition / Notes: Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear, with small tear at top edge of front panel. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 4273

$50

Title: The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui: A Manual of Arabian Erotology (XVI. Century)
Author: uncredited author
Translator: Richard Burton - Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages.

Burton's best-known achievements include traveling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of "One Thousand and One Nights" (also commonly called "The Arabian Nights" in English after Andrew Lang's abridgement), bringing the "Kama Sutra" to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behavior, travel, falconry, fencing, sexual practices and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information.

He was a captain in the army of the East India Company serving in India (and later, briefly, in the Crimean War). Following this he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and led an expedition guided by the locals and was the first European to see Lake Tanganyika. In later life he served as British consul in Fernando Po, Santos, Damascus and, finally, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood (KCMG) in 1886.
Publisher: Unknown
City: Unknown
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/236 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: Apparently a pirated edition, with different binding and color ink, yet bearing the same copyright information at bottom of title page:
"Cosmopoli: MDCCCLXXXVI: for the Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, and for private circulation only."

Penzer in his "An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton" states that the first edition was issued in 7 or 10 parts though he had not seen a copy personally. The second edition is the first in book form.

Praised by Burton as springing "from the pen of a man of great erudition, who had a better knowledge in general of literature and medicine than is commonly found with Arabs." He places the original date of the work in the early sixth century. It was first translated into French in 1850, and subsequently revised and corrected for reissue based on fuller knowledge of Algeria - Burton's translation is derived from the latter, and is the first appearance of the work in English. It is notable for its extensive footnotes, some of which quote similar passages from Rabelais. The content of the work is extensive, drawing from several other historical Arabian and Indian sources.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter cloth with ornate stamped decorative designs to boards. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 4274

$25

Title: A Compilation of the Existing Ferry Leases and Railroad Grants Made by the Corporations of the City of New York, together with the Grants from the Legislature of the State To Use the Streets of the City for Railroad Purposes. Also the Various Ordinances, Resolutions, &c, Passed by the Common Council, relating to, or affecting the Same
Author: uncredited author
Editor: David T. Valentine
Publisher: Edmund Jones & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 503 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows significant external wear, with loss of material to top and bottom fourth of spine cover. Front hinge is cracked. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 4275

$10

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4276

$20

Title: Journeys through Bookland: A New and Original Plan for Reading Applied to the World's Best Literature for Children
Author: Charles H. Sylvester
Publisher: Bellows-Reeve Company Publishers
City: Chicago
Year: 1909
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 11 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Contains a comprehensive selection from the best of the world's literature at that time. Notes, guides and 'helps' to assist parents and teachers and children are also included. This plan was designed to encourage reading in children and the principles and processes still may be applied. However the chief value is in the comprehensiveness of the selections and the attractive look of the books themselves.

Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate decorative designs. Books show mild external wear, with spotting to front covers of three volumes. Books are soundly bound. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and unmarked. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 4277

$225

Details: This lot includes the group of 20th century collectible American coins and currency shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes three coin albums, for the Lincoln Head and Lincoln Memorial cent, a pair of $1.00 silver certificates in new condition, wheat pennies, and a set of United States Liberty coins in a commemorative box, among many other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items generally show well, with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4278

$25

Title: The Second Marcos Inaugural
Author: Ileana Maramag
Publisher: Toppan Printing Company, Ltd.
City: Unknown
Year: 1970
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 179 pages
Width: 10.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: "This book, the first of its kind which brings together all presidential inaugurations within the covers of one volume, is the brainchild of the First Lady, Imelda Romualdez Marcos. It was her thinking that apart form capturing highlights of the historic Second Marcos Inaugural for posterity, it should underscore the significance of the inaugural ceremony as a solemn investiture of leadership that involves the orderly transfer of power and reaffirms our faith in the democratic four-year cycle of self-government."

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. (1917 - 1989), was a Filipino dictator who held the title of President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He was a lawyer, member of the Philippine House of Representatives (19491959) and a member of the Philippine Senate (19591965). He was Senate President from 19631965. While in power he implemented wide-ranging programs of infrastructure development and economic reform. However, his administration was marred by massive authoritarian corruption, despotism, nepotism, political repression, and human rights violations.

In 1983, his government was accused of being involved in the assassination of his primary political opponent, Benigno Aquino, Jr. Public outrage over the assassination served as the catalyst for the People Power Revolution in February 1986 that led to his removal from power and eventual exile in Hawaii. It was later discovered that he and his wife Imelda Marcos had moved billions of dollars of embezzled public funds to the United States, Switzerland, and other countries, as well as into alleged corporations during his 20 years in power.
Condition / Notes: This is a rare copy of this title signed by former Filipino President Ferdinand E. Marcos. Inscription on bookplate bearing presidential seal reads "August 16, 1971 / Presented by His Excellency / President Ferdinand E. / Marcos to Honorable / and Mrs. Edward J. Patten / of New Jersey. / Ferdinand E. Marcos." Volume is bound in blue cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Intact pictorial dust jacket shows shelfwear, with small perforation to mid-section of spine cover and small markings to covers.

Edward James Patten (1905 - 1994) was an American lawyer and politician. Patten, a Democrat, represented the now-redistricted New Jersey's 15th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for seventeen years, lasting from 1963 until 1980.
 
Lot 4279

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage movie theater posters shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains posters for the 1970s Hollywood movies "The Goodbye Girl," Invasion of the Body Snatchers," and "WUSA" and "Equus." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These posters show no tears or punctures. Posters have been folded. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 4280

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the books on steamboats and paddle wheelers shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this collection are a first edition of "S.S. Savannah: The Elegant Steam Ship" signed by author Frank O. Braynard and "Paddle-Wheel Days in California" (Stanford U.P., 1946). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4281

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the antique library-bound compilations of periodicals shown in the corresponding image. These are issues of The Bath Daily Times dating from January 1, 1876 to December 29, 1876 and of "The Select Circulating Library. Containing the Best Popular Literature, including Memoirs, Biography, Novels, Tales, Travels, Voyages, &c." dating from 1834 (Part II) and 1837 (Part I). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Volumes of "The Select Circulating Library" show external wear, with front board and initial pages of the 1834 volume detached. Pages of both volumes show foxing and occasional water markings, with occasional tears and detached pages. Large folio volume of The Bath Daily Times of Bath, Maine, is disbound, with first issue detached. Binding is separating at several points. Pages are clean and appear to be almost entirely without markings.
 
Lot 4282

$25

Title: From Imperium to Auctoritas: A Historical Study of Aes Coinage in the Roman Empire, 49 B.C. - A.D. 14
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press UK
City: London
Year: 1969
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/512 pages with 12 plates
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Reprint of 1946 edition with corrections.
Condition / Notes: Volume is in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket shows small tears to bottom edge of front panel and sunning to spine.
 
Lot 4283

$140

Title: The Diary of Samuel Pepys
Author: Samuel Pepys - Samuel Pepys was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament who is now most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Although Pepys had no maritime experience, he rose by patronage, hard work and his talent for administration, to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and subsequently King James II. 
His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalization of the Royal Navy.

The detailed private diary Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century, and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War and the Great Fire of London.
Editor: Robert Latham, William Matthews
Publisher: Bell & Hyman
City: London
Year: 1977-1983
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 11 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines and gilt decorative design to front covers. Books show very light shelfwear. Volumes with green top edges are solidly bound. Interiors are clean and bright. All but final (index) volume have dust jackets.
 
Lot 4284

$25

Title: The Steam Navy of the United States: A History of the Growth of the Steam Vessel of War in the U. S. Navy, and of the Naval Engineer Corps
Author: Frank M. Bennett
Publisher: Greenwood Press, Publishers
City: Westport, Connecticut
Year: 1974
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/953 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Originally published in 1896 by W. T. Nicholson Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Contains numerous illustrations and intact fold-out plates.
 
Lot 4285

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Art and Culture of the Cyclades: Handbook of an Ancient Civilisation by Jurgen Thimme, uncredited author Edited by Jurgen Thimme - Dated 1977 by C. F. Muller - In cardboard slipcase.
- Early Cycladic Art in North American Collections by Pat Getz-Preziosi - Dated 1987 by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - First Edition - In dust jacket.
- The Prehistoric Cyclades: Contributions to a Workshop on Cycladic Chronology - Edited by J. A. MacGillivray, R. L. N. Barber - Dated 1984 by Department of Classical Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
- Papers in Cycladic Prehistory - Edited by Jack L. Davis, John F. Cherry - Dated 1979 by Institute of Archaeology, University of California - Monograph XIV
- Horizon: A Colloquium on the Prehistory of the Cyclades - Edited by Colin Renfrew, Giorgos Gavalas, Jenny Doole, Neil Brodie - Dated 2008 by McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research - First Edition.
 
Lot 4286

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Struggle of the Nations: Egypt, Syria, and Assyria by M. L. McClure, A. H. Sayce, G. Maspero Edited by A. H. Sayce Translated by M. L. McClure - Dated 1897 by D. Appleton & Company
- Historical Route Network of Anatolia (Istanbul - Izmir - Konya) 1550's to 1850's: A Methodological Study by Usha M. Luther - Dated 1989 by Turkish Historical Society - Ataturk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History. Publications of Turkish Historical Society Serial: VII - No. 95.
- History and Tribes of Jordan by Frederick G. Peake - Dated 1958 by University of Miami Press- History of Art in Phrygia, India, Caria and Lycia by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez - Dated 1992 by Chapman and Hall - Ex-library volume.
- Imperial Administrative Records, Part II: Provincial and Military Administration - Edited by F. M. Fales, J. N. Postgate - Dated 1995 by Helsinki University Press - First Edition - Volume XI of the State Archives of Assyria series.
- The Armenians in History and the Armenian Question by Esat Uras - Dated 1988 by Documentary Publications - First Edition - English translation of the revised and expanded second edition.
- Foundation Deposits in Ancient Mesopotamia by Richard S. Ellis - Dated 1968 by Yale University Press - First Edition - In dust jacket.
- Ancient Persian Lexicon and the Texts of the Achaemenidan Inscriptions Transliterated and Translated with Special Reference to Their Re-Examination by Herbert Cushing Tolman - Dated 1908 by American Book Company - First Edition - Vanderbilt University Studies - Occasional marginalia in pencil and stickers to fore edges serving as alphabetical index.
 
Lot 4287

$60

Title: The Literary Emporium: A Compendium of Religious, Literary, and Philosophical Knowledge.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: J. K. Wellman
City: New York
Year: 1846
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 380 plus 30 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: A rare bound compilation of this periodical that includes volumes 3 and 4. Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has raised bands and bright gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and wear at edges. Binding is tight. Previous owner's inscription appears on a blank preliminary page. Pages show varying degrees of foxing, with most foxing visible at ends of volume and at tissue guards. This book is illustrated with a number of engraved plates and hand-colored botanical plates.
 
Lot 4288

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the Parthenon shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are A. S. Murray's "The Sculptures of the Parthenon" (Dutton, 1903) and Hans Schrader's "Phidias" (Frankfurter Veralgs-Anstalt, 1924). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4289

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

- Keos VIII: Ayia Irini -- The Balance Weights: An Analysis of Weight Measurement in Prehistoric Crete and the Cycladic Islands by Karl M. Petruso - Dated 1992 by Verlag Philipp von Zabern - "Results of Excavations Conducted by the University of Cincinnati under the Auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens."

- Keos Volume III: Ayia Irini --- House A by W. Willson Cummer, Elizabeth Schofield - Dated 1984 by Verlag Philipp von Zabern - "Results of Excavations Conducted by the University of Cincinnati under the Auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens." "With contributions by Stelios Andreou and a foreword by John L. Caskey."

- Keos Volume II, Part I: The Temple at Ayia Irini -- The Statues by Miriam Caskey - Dated 1986 by American School of Classical Studies Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - "Results of Excavations Conducted by the University of Cincinnati under the Auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens."  "With the collaboration of John L. Caskey and contributions by Stella Bouzaki and Yannis Maniatis."

- Keos Volume I: Kephala -- A Late Neolithic Settlement and Cemetery by John E. Coleman - Dated 1977 by American School of Classical Studies - First Edition - "Results of Excavations Conducted by the University of Cincinnati under the Auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens."
 
Lot 4290

$35

Title: Francesca da Rimini
Artist: Hubert Hilscher
Medium: Poster
Features: Original
Width: 27.75" Height: 39.5"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved poster is in black frame. Colors show brightly.
 
Lot 4291

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Frank the Young Naturalist by H. C. Castlemon - Dated 1868 by R. W. Carroll & Co., Publishers - Title in "The Gun-Boat Series." Pagination jumps from vi to (11).
- The Signal Boys or Captain Sam's Company by George Cary Eggleston - Dated 1878 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Title in "The Big Brother Series." Volume shows loss of material to spine cover, Binding is shaken.
- Plaster Casts and How They Are Made by Frank Forrest Frederick - Dated 1899 by William T. Comstock
- Curb, Snaffle and Spur: A Method of Training Young Horses for the Cavalry Service, and for General Use under the Saddle by Edward L. Anderson - Dated 1894 by Little, Brown, and Company - First Edition - "Illustrated with Thirty-Two Photographs from the Life."  Previous owner's name and date written in at top of title page. Six of the initial pages show small stain in upper margin.
- Helen's Babies by John Habberton - Dated Unknown by Barse & Hopkins Publishers - A title in "The Pleasant Hour Series." Illustrated by Hugo von Hofsten - Contains all 6 color plates.
 
Lot 4292

$130

Title: The Sleepers: A Poem
Author: Walt Whitman - Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection "Leaves of Grass," which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

Born on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and in addition to publishing his poetry was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, "Franklin Evans" (1842). Whitman's major work, "Leaves of Grass," was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. After a stroke towards the end of his life, he moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined. He died at age 72 and his funeral became a public spectacle.

Whitman's sexuality is often discussed alongside his poetry. Though biographers continue to debate his sexuality, he is usually described as either homosexual or bisexual in his feelings and attractions. However, there is disagreement among biographers as to whether Whitman had actual sexual experiences with men. Whitman was concerned with politics throughout his life. He supported the Wilmot Proviso and opposed the extension of slavery generally. His poetry presented an egalitarian view of the races, and at one point he called for the abolition of slavery, but later he saw the abolitionist movement as a threat to democracy.
Publisher: Francois Bernouard
City: Paris
Year: 1919
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 32 unnumbered pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This edition is "embellished with sixteen new original woodcuts designed and engraved by Marcel Gaillard."
Condition / Notes: This is a rare limited edition of this Whitman title. This is copy number 6 of 250. Antique volume is bound in original wrappers. Book shows light soiling and minor staining to covers. Pages show marginal spotting and/or staining.
 
Lot 4293

$25

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique literary titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4294

$20

Title: Nautical Surveying
Author: P. F. Shortland - Peter Frederick Shortland was Vice-Admiral in the British Navy. He was the author of "A Sounding Voyage of Her Majesty's Ship Hydra" ((1868).
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
City: London
Year: 1890
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/445 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Statement on title page reads "Published by his wife and children."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear and moisture markings to covers. This former library volume shows antique library label at head of spine. Uppermost edge of the same has been chipped away. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Water markings are visible along edges of front endpaper. Library stamps appear on title page and final page of text. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with in-text diagrams and drawings.
 
Lot 4295

$20

Details: This lot includes the cloth-bound plate portfolio shown in the corresponding image. This portfolio bears the words "Survey of Olynthus / Plates" in stamped gilt lettering on front cover and contains a single folding map labeled "Plate IV / Survey of Olynthus." Portfolio measures approximately 7.75" x 11.25"; folded-out map measures approximately 31" x 39". Both portfolio is in excellent condition. Map shows small tears at one side and is otherwise also well preserved. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 4296

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Blue Jackets of '76: A History of the Naval Battles of the American Revolution together with a Narrative of the War of Tripoli by Willis J. Abbot - Dated 1888 by Dodd, Mead, and Company Publishers
- Blue Jackets of '61: A History of the Navy in the War of Secession by Willis J. Abbot - Dated 1887 by Dodd, Mead, and Company
- The Old Navy and the New by Daniel Ammen - Dated 1891 by J. B. Lippincott Company - First Edition
- A History of the United States Navy from 1775 to 1898 by Edgar Stanton Maclay - Dated 1898 by D. Appleton and Company Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - Revised edition of 1893 first edition.
- Moses Brown Captain U.S.N. by Edgar Stanton Maclay - Dated 1904 by The Baker and Taylor Company - First Edition
 
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