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Lot 4297

$25

Title: Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California
Author: James M. Hutchings - James Mason Hutchings was an American businessman and one of the principal promoters of what is now Yosemite National Park.

Born in England, Hutchings emigrated to the U.S. in 1848, then went to California in 1849 during the Gold Rush. He became wealthy as a miner, lost it all in a bank failure, then became wealthy again from publishing. On July 5, 1855 James Hutchings set out on what would be one of the most historic trips of the region, leading the second tourist party into Yosemite. (The first tourist party, in 1854, was led by Robert C. Lamon, but no account of the trip is known to be written.) He then became one of the first settlers in Yosemite Valley. Hutchings published an illustrated magazine, Hutchings' California Magazine that told the world about Yosemite and the Sierra. It was said upon "...upon the return of Hutchings' party, the descriptions staggered the skeptics and silenced the croakers. From this time forward can be considered the commencement of the visits of tourists." He was a tireless promoter, of himself and Yosemite. After Yosemite Valley was dedicated as State Park in 1864, Hutchings, through his interpretation of existing preemption laws, believed he was entitled to 160 acres (647,000 m²) of land in the Valley. He sued, unsuccessfully, to have those acres deeded to himself. He did, however, get a generous payment from the state to help compensate for loss of land use. In 1875, he was banished from Yosemite Valley because of his constant challenging of the law prohibiting the construction of buildings on public lands.

While visiting Yosemite, Hutchings was killed on October 31, 1902 when his horse reared and threw him from his buggy.
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
City: London
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 267 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: "Illustrated with upwards of 100 Engravings"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in dark red cloth with white lettering to spine. This ex-library volume has the customary markings and attachments. Book shows very light external wear. Title page shows very mild spotting/smudging. Pages are bright and clean. Pages 45/46 show diagonal tear from upper inside corner to point just beyond mid-section. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 4298

$45

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and modern nautically themed literature shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes are all first and early printings. 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 4299

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of academic journals and monographs shown in the corresponding image(s). These publications relate to history and archaeology, with the largest number of items relating to the cultures of Ancient Greece. Among the titles in this collection are "Small Objects from the Pnyx: I" by Gladys R. Davidson and Dorothy Burr Thompson (American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 1943) and "Proceedings of the First International Conference on Boiotian Antiquities" (McGill University, 1972). 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 4300

$140

Title: The Maine Woods
Author: Henry D. Thoreau - Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book "Walden," a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience," an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time he advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

He was a lifelong abolitionist, delivering lectures that attacked the Fugitive Slave Law while praising the writings of Wendell Phillips and defending abolitionist John Brown. Thoreau's philosophy of civil disobedience later influenced the political thoughts and actions of such notable figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thoreau is sometimes cited as an individualist anarchist. Though Civil Disobedience seems to call for improving rather than abolishing government – "I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government" – the direction of this improvement points toward anarchism: "'That government is best which governs not at all;' and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have." Richard Drinnon partly blames Thoreau for the ambiguity, noting that Thoreau's "sly satire, his liking for wide margins for his writing, and his fondness for paradox provided ammunition for widely divergent interpretations of 'Civil Disobedience.'"
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1864
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 328 pages plus 22 pages of publisher's catalogue and 1 page advertisement
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This volume contains three accounts of trips to Maine: "Ktaadn" (Union Magazine 1848), describing an excursion to Mt. Ktaadn [now Katahdin] in 1846; "Chesuncook" (Atlantic Monthly 1858), about a journey from Bangor to Chesuncook Lake in 1853, with an Indian guide, Joe Aitteon; and "The Allegash and East Branch" [first appearance in print], concerned with a voyage (1857) with 'a relative' and the Indian guide, Joe Polis... During this excursion, Thoreau made an extended study of Polis, "one of the aristocracy" of the Penobscot Indians, a silent, capable hunter and backwoodsman. The editor of these papers, though unnamed, was William Ellery Channing the younger. Thoreau's appendices include lists of the "Trees," "Flowers and Shrubs," "Plants," "Birds" and "Quadrupeds" that he saw, plus his "Outfit for an Excursion" and a "List of Indian Words."

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this important work of American literature. "The Maine Woods" was issued in a total of nine different bindings (differing only in cloth color and texture -- no priority). This copy is in blind-stamped brown cloth. Included is a 22-page ad catalogue dated June 1864; this is an unrecorded variant, as all copies were thought either to have an April 1864 catalogue or to have no catalogue at all. Final page contains Atlantic Monthly advertisement announcing "the fourteenth volume." Antique volume lacks head of spine cover and bottom-most portion of foot. Hinges are cracked Pages show very occasional light pencil marginalia and sporadic light marginal foxing.
 
Lot 4301

$120

Title: The Vampire and Other Poems
Author: Rudyard Kipling - Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), "Just So Stories" (1902) (1894), "Kim" (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Publisher: Street & Smith, Publishers
City: New York
Year: circa 1900
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 200 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: In addition to the title piece, this collection contains the poems "Gunga Din," "To the Unknown Goddess," "Mandalay," "The Young British Soldier," "Army Headquarters," "A Legend of the Foreign Office," "The Story of Uriah," "Pink Dominoes," among others. An eight-page glossary is provided at rear of volume.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth and stamped gilt and black lettering. Pictorial front cover displays a gilt backed portrait of Kipling, with several bats stamped in black. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name and annotations in pencil are visible on front flyleaf. Frontispiece plate reproduces a painting by Philip Burne Jones, "first exhibited in London, 1897" and said to be the inspiration for the verses of the title poem. Title page is printed in red and black. Pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 4302

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Lerna: A Preclassical Site in the Argolid -- Results of Excavations Conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens by Nils-Gustaf Gejvall, J. Lawrence Angel, Jeremy B. Rutter - Dated 1969/1971/1995 by The American School of Classical Studies in Athens Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: No - Volume I: The Fauna; Volume II: The People; Volume III: The Pottery of Lerna IV.

- Kea-Kythnos: History and Archaeology -- Proceedings of an International Symposium, Kea - Kythnos, 22- 25 June, 1994 - Edited by A. J. Mazarakis Ainian, L. G. Mendoni - Dated 1998 by Research Center for Greek and Roman Antiquity

- Archaeological Survey of the Knossos Area by Sinclair Hood, David Smyth - Dated 1981 by The British School at Athens - Supplementary Volume No. 14 - Together with folding map in illustrated cardboard slipcase.

- The Bronze Age Palace at Knossos: Plans and Sections by William Taylor, Sinclair Hood, William Taylor, Sinclair Hood by The British School at Athens - Supplementary Volume No. 13 - Together with folding maps in illustrated cardboard slipcase.

- Archaeological Survey of the Knossos Area - Edited by M. S. F. Hood by The British School at AthensIntact large fold-out map at rear, "surveyed by D. Smollett and traced by P. de Jong."

- Copper and Bronze Working in Early Bronze Age Crete by Keith Branigan - Dated 1968 by Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology - Vol. XIX in series Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology
 
Lot 4303

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the books on Civil War naval battles and navies shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Last Shot: The Incredible Story of the CSS Shenandoah and the True Conclusion of the American Civil War" and "Lifeline of the Confederacy: Blockade Running during the Civil War." 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 4304

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

- Hethiter, Churriter und Assyrer: Hauptlinien der vorderasiatischen Kulturentwicklung im II. Jahrtausesnd v. Chri. Geb. by Albrecht Gotze - Dated 1936 by Instituttet for Sammenlignende Kulturforskning - Numerous photographic plates and fold-out maps at rear of volume.

- Hethitisches Elementarbuch, Zweiter Teil: Lesestucke in Transkription mit Erlauterungen und Worterverzeichnissen by Johannes Friedrich - Dated 1967 by Carl Winter Universitatsverlag - Second Edition - Second, enlarged edition.

- Hethitisches Elementarbuch by Johannes Friedrich - Dated 1960 by Carl Winter Universitatsverlag - Second Edition - Third edition.

- Festschrift Johannes Friedrich zum 65. Geburtstag am 27. August 1958 gewidmet - Edited by A. Moortgat, E. von Schuler, H. Otten, R. von Kienle, W. Zaumseil - Dated 1959 by Carl Winter Universitatsverlag - First Edition
 
Lot 4305

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the library-bound compilation of Fortune magazines shown in the corresponding image. These issues date from January to June 1945 and contain a broad range of material relating to the Second World War, including well-illustrated feature stories, articles, cartoons and commercial advertisements. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Library binding shows minor shelfwear. Bright, colorful wrappers are present. Library-card pocket appears on rear endpaper. Pages are clean and without the usual library stamps or markings (one front cover does have note in pencil).
 
Lot 4306

$120

Title: Autobiography, Reminiscences and Letters of John Trumbull, from 1756 to 1841
Author: John Trumbull - John Trumbull was an American artist during the period of the American Revolutionary War and was notable for his historical paintings. His "Declaration of Independence" was used on the reverse of the two-dollar bill.
Publisher: Wiley and Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1841
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/439 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Catalogue of Yale exhibition appears as appendix.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with chipping and small tears to edges of boards and spine. Binding is sound. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front endpaper. Pages are foxed throughout. Book is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of author, two intact fold-out maps and numerous plates presenting illustrations by Trumbull.
 
Lot 4308

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage movie theater posters shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains posters for the Hollywood movies "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Bloodbrother," and "Octopussy." 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 4309

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of antique 19th century almanacs shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 32 almanacs included in this lot, which range from the years 1811 through 1848. Some publications include "The Maine Farmers' Almanac," "The Old Farmer's Almanac," and "Farmers' Almanac." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The condition of these almanacs varies - some show more advanced age/wear such as chipping, moisture indications, and detached pages and/or wrappers.
 
Lot 4310

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of antique & vintage New York State and New York City ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are field books, diaries, booklets, guide books to New York World's Fair, a souvenir book of Ashokan Dam, linen-backed maps, cards, a bronze medallion and a bronze token. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4311

$10

Title: Portrait of Martha Washington
Artist:
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Original
Width: 14.0" Height: 18.0"
Art Details:
Condition / Notes: Lithograph shows marginal water markings. Actual portrait still clear and bright. Glass and print are loose in wooden frame that shows wear and chipping at lower left-hand corner.
 
Lot 4312

$60

Title: Arthur Elgort: Personal Fashion Pictures
Author: Arthur Elgort - Arthur Elgort is a fashion photographer, who has become especially known for his work as a Vogue photographer.

Elgort's 1971 debut in British Vogue created a sensation in the Fashion Photography world where his soon-to-be iconic "snapshot" style and emphasis on movement and natural light liberated the idea of fashion photography. In September 2008, he told Teen Vogue that he credited Mademoiselle for his big break: "They were really brave and gave me a chance. It was the first time I was shooting a cover instead of a half-page here or there." From there, he rose to fame working for such elite magazines as International and American Vogue, Glamour, GQ, Rolling Stone, and Teen Vogue among others and shooting advertising campaigns with numerous international fashion labels such as Chanel, Valentino, and Yves Saint Laurent. Elgort quickly became one of the most well-known and emulated photographers in the world. His early body of work from the 1970s and 1980s is often considered representative of the fashion industry at the time.

Arthur Elgort published his first of several books, "Personal Fashion Photographs," in 1983 and later his world wide best seller "Models Manual" during the super model boom in 1994. His other two books, "Camera Crazy" (2004) and "Camera Ready" (1997), focus on his love of cameras and taking pictures. In addition to his still photographs Mr. Elgort is also recognized for his work as a filmmaker. He has made three films including "Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story" and the documentary film "Colorado Cowboy" that follows legendary cowboy, Bruce Ford, which won the award for Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994.

Today Mr. Elgort continues shooting for American Vogue and many other Conde Nast publications, as well as working on his most recent 2009 advertising campaigns with Via Spiga and Liz Claiborne with Isaac Mizrahi.

Publisher: Self-published
City: New York
Year: 1983
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume shows light shelfwear. Books is tightly bound. Interior is clean and bright.
 
Lot 4313

$120

Title: Les nuits d'Young, traduites de l'anglois
Author: Edward Young - Edward Young was an English poet, best remembered for "Night Thoughts."

His first publication was an "Epistle to ... Lord Lansdoune" (1713). It was followed by a "Poem on the Last Day" (1713), dedicated to Queen Anne; "The Force of Religion: or Vanquished Love" (1714), a poem on the execution of Lady Jane Grey and her husband, dedicated to the Countess of Salisbury; and an epistle to Joseph Addison, "On the late Queen's Death and His Majesty's Accession to the Throne" (1714), in which he rushed to praise the new king. The fulsome style of the dedications jars with the pious tone of the poems, and they are omitted from his own edition of his works.

About this time he came into contact with Philip, Duke of Wharton, whom he accompanied to Dublin in 1717. In 1719 his play "Busiris" was produced at Drury Lane, and in 1721 his "Revenge." The latter play was dedicated to Wharton, to whom it owed, said Young, its "most beautiful incident." Wharton promised him two annuities of £100 each and a sum of £600 in consideration of his expenses as a candidate for parliamentary election at Cirencester. In view of these promises Young refused two livings in the gift of All Souls' College, Oxford, and sacrificed a life annuity offered by the Marquess of Exeter if he would act as tutor to his son. Wharton failed to discharge his obligations, and Young, who pleaded his case before Lord Chancellor Hardwicke in 1740, gained the annuity but not the £600. Between 1725 and 1728 Young published a series of seven satires on "The Universal Passion." They were dedicated to the Duke of Dorset, George Bubb Dodington, Sir Spencer Compton, Lady Elizabeth Germain and Sir Robert Walpole, and were collected in 1728 as "Love of Fame, the Universal Passion."

In 1728 Young became a royal chaplain, and in 1730 he obtained the college living of Welwyn, Hertfordshire. In 1731 he married Lady Elizabeth Lee, daughter of the 1st Earl of Lichfield. Her daughter, by a former marriage with her cousin Francis Lee, married Henry Temple, son of the 1st Viscount Palmerston. Mrs Temple died at Lyons in 1736 on her way to Nice. Her husband and Lady Elizabeth Young died in 1740. These successive deaths are supposed to be the events referred to in the Night Thoughts as taking place "ere thrice yon moon had filled her horn".

Translator: Pierre Le Tourneur - French author and translator.
Publisher: Le Jay, Librairie
City: Paris
Year: 1770
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: An early French translation of "The Complaint: or, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, & Immortality," better known simply as "Night-Thoughts," a long poem by Edward Young published in nine parts (or "nights") between 1742 and 1745.
Condition / Notes: Antique set bound in full leather with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Volumes show age/wear. Books are soundly bound, with marbled endpapers and edges. Pages of fourth volume show moisture marking along fore edge of frontispiece and occasional faint water markings to upper edges. Volumes are illustrated with frontispiece plates.
 
Lot 4314

$150

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage European posters shown in the corresponding image(s). This collections contains posters announcing a 1950 Brussels fair, a 1951 German food, beverages and tobacco exhibition, an undated Holland festival poster, and an undated French poster warning citizens against black market activities. 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 and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4315

$35

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of vintage and antique reference 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 4317

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

- The Lion Monument at Amphipolis by Oscar Broneer - Dated 1941 by Harvard University Press - First Edition - Volume shows staining to rear cover. Interior is clean and bright, with intact fold-out plan.

- Excavations at Saliagos near Antiparos - Edited by Colin Renfrew, J. D. Evans - Dated 1968 by Thames and Hudson - The British School of Archaeology at Athens, Supplementary Volume No. 5.  Ex-library volume with customary markings and attachments. In shelfworn dust jacket.

- A Late Antique Shrine of Liber Pater at Cosa by Jacquelyn Collins-Clinton - Dated 1977 by E. J. Brill - Title in the series Etudes Preliminaires aux Religions Orientales dans l'Empire Romain.

- Pseira II: Building AC (the "Shrine") and Other Buildings in Area A - Edited by Costis Davaras, Philip P. Betancourt - Dated 1998 by University of Pennsylvania Museum - University Museum Monograph 94

- Excavations at Nemea: Topographical and Architectural Studies -- The Sacred Square, the Xenon and the Bath by Stephen G. Miller, Lynn H. Kraynack , Darice E. Birce - Dated 1992 by University of California Press - First Printing
 
Lot 4318

$15

Title: Die Kaskaer: Ein Beitrag zur Ethnographie des alten Kleinasien
Author: Einar von Schuler - Einar von Schuler was a German assyrologist. He studied hethitology under Johannes Friedrich at the University of Leipzig and the Freie Universitat Berlin. He was professor at the latter from 1963 and in 1969 led excavations in Habuba Kabira and the Munbaqa Valley in Syria. From 1974 he was professor for oriental philology at the University of Wurzburg.
Publisher: Walter von Gruyter & Co.
City: Berlin
Year: 1965
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/197 plus one page of addenda and 2 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 8.75" Height: 12"
Book Details: This title is volume 3 in the series Untersuchungen zur Assyriologie und vorderasiatischen Archaologie.  This was Einar von Schuler's "Habiliationsschrift."
Condition / Notes: Volume shows faint staining at ends of spine and corners. Book is tightly bound. Interior is clean and bright.  Volume is preserved in cardboard box with faint water markings to spine.
 
Lot 4319

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of antique 19th century almanacs shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 39 almanacs included in this lot, which range from the years 1820 through 1888. Some publications include "The Maine Farmers' Almanac", "The Old Farmer's Almanac", and "The Family Christian Almanac". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The condition of these almanacs varies - some show more advanced age/wear such as chipping, moisture indications, and detached pages and/or wrappers.
 
Lot 4320

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are John Grisham, Dick Francis, and Sharon Pywell, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 4321

$60

Title: Excavations at Olynthus, Part I: The Neolithic Settlement
Author: George E. Mylonas - George Emmanuel Mylonas was a prominent Greek and Aegean archaeologist.

He was awarded his B.A. from the International College in Smyrna in 1918 and earned a doctorate from the University of Athens in 1927 with a dissertation entitled "The Neolithic Period in Greece." In 1928, he emigrated to America to study at Johns Hopkins University and from that institution received a second Ph.D. the following year. At Johns Hopkins he was a student of David Moore Robinson.

Before being naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1937, Mylonas began teaching at Washington University in St. Louis where he would remain from 1933 to 1968. There he was the founding chair of the Department of Art History and Archaeology. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago, and during the Second World War he worked for the Greek War Relief Organization.

For many years Mylonas directed Washington University's excavations at Mycenae. After retiring from teaching in 1968, he returned to Greece where he served as Secretary General of the Archaeological Society of Athens and managed the dig at Mycenae until his death. In these later years he was very active in efforts to protect the Athenian Acropolis from environmental pollution.

In Old Phaleron/Acromycenae, where he lived, in addition to bringing tourists, he researched and restored the old spring that had served the area for thousands of years, bringing water to the local area. The valve for the spring was in his backyard and for a time his wife undertook the duty of making certain that the water flowed every night.

Mylonas is well known for his fieldwork at Olynthus as well as investigations at Mycenae, Nemea, Corinth and Eleusis. During 1951 and 1952, he led the important excavation of Grave Circle B at Mycenae (ca. 1650-1550 BCE, Middle Helladic III to Late Helladic I), and succeeded in establishing that it pre-dated Heinrich Schliemann's Grave Circle A.

He was awarded the Archaeological Institute of America's Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement in 1970, and a scholarship for undergraduate humanities majors at Washington University is named in Mylonas' honor. His daughter, Ione Mylonas Shear (1936–2005), was also an archaeologist until her death from lung cancer.

Mylonas' works include: "The Balkan States; An Introduction to Their History" (1946) -- written in response to what he felt were inaccuracies being taught to his son in school; "Mycenae: The Capital City of Agamemnon" (1957); "Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries" (1961); "Mycenae and the Mycenaean Age" (1966); "Grave Circle B of Mycenae" (1972); "Mycenae: A Guide to Its Ruins and Its History" (1981); and "Mycenae Rich in Gold" (1983).

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press
City: Baltimore
Year: 1929
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/108 pages plus plates
Width: 8.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Archaeology No. 6.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name appears in pen at top of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and unmarked. Work is illustrated with bright tissue-guarded (color) plates and intact fold-out plan.

An English-language review on this title from the German-language journal "Gnomon: Kritische Zeitschrift fur die gesamte klassische Altertumswissenschaft" from December 1930 ("6. Band, Heft 12) has been laid in.
 
Lot 4322

$110

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on New York State history shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
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 4323

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique greeting cards shown in the corresponding image. The majority of these cards relate to Christmas. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4324

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the books on U.S. nautical and ship history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this collection are a first editoin of "Hull-Down" signed by author Francis E. Bowker and "The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America" by Edwin Tappan Adney and Howard I. Chapelle (Smithsonian Institution, 1964). 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 4325

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage journals and monographs shown in the corresponding image(s). The majority of these titles relate to Hittite culture and history, with the largest number of items being issues of Revue Hittite et Asianique from the thirties and sixties. Present as well are several antique numbers of the Mitteilungen der Vorderasiastisch-Aegyptischen Gesellschaft. 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 4326

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera relating to athletics advertising and cheerleading shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are Medart catalogues, FIrst Aider publications, an issue of National Gym Suits, and a The Sporting News cartoon on training camps.Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4327

$1,050

Title: Le Decameron de Jean Boccace
Author: Boccacio - Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian author and poet, a friend, student, and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist and the author of a number of notable works including the "Decameron," "On Famous Women," and his poetry in the Italian vernacular. Boccaccio is particularly notable for his dialogue, of which it has been said that it surpasses in verisimilitude that of virtually all of his contemporaries, since they were medieval writers and often followed formulaic models for character and plot.
Publisher: Prault
City: Paris
Year: 1757-1761
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: The 'Boccace de Gravelot' is one of the landmarks of eighteenth-century French illustration, with its delightful engravings, printed on a luxurious thick paper.

Hubert-François Bourguignon, commonly known as Gravelot (1699 - 1773), was a French engraver, a famous book illustrator, designer and drawing-master. Born in Paris, he emigrated to London in 1732, where he quickly became a central figure in the introduction of the Rococo style in British design, which was disseminated from London in this period, through the media of book illustrations and engraved designs as well as by the examples of luxury goods in the "French taste" brought down from London to provincial towns and country houses.
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt decorative designs. Bright gilt lettering appears on red and black spine labels. Volumes show age/wear, with rubbing to boards and scuffing/chipping to boards and edges. Finish to leather shows some flaking. Books are solidly bound, with marbled endpapers and gilt edges. French book dealer and previous owner's plates appear on front pastedowns. Pages are largely clean and unmarked, with only very sporadic light foxing. Illustrated with 5 engraved title pages, portrait and approximately 126 engraved plates (including erotic plates) by Gravelot, Cochon, Boucher and Eisen, engraved by Aliamet, Baquoy, Flipart, Legrand, Lemire, Lempereur, Leveau, Moitte and others. There are as well numerous vignettes and tail-pieces.
 
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