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Lot 4328

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on the cultures and history of the Middle East shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Arab Awakening" by George Antonius (Hamish Hamilton, 1945) and "The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels" by Alexander Heidel (U. of Chicago Pr., 1946). 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 4329

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Economic and Social Growth of Early Greece, 800-500 B. C. by Chester G. Starr - Dated 1977 by Oxford University Press - First Edition - In dust jacket
- The New Politicians of Fifth-Century Athens by W. Robert Connor - Dated 1971 by Princeton University Press - First Edition - In dust jacket.
- The Idea of Progress in Classical Antiquity by Ludwig Edelstein - Dated 1967 by The Johns Hopkins Press - First Edition - In dust jacket
- Greek Federal States: Their Institutions and History by J. A. O. Larsen - Dated 1968 by Oxford University Press (UK) - In dust jacket.
- Centre and Periphery in the Hellenistic World - Edited by Jan Zahle, Klavs Randsborg, Lise Hannestad, Per Bilde, Troels Engberg-Pedersen - Dated 1993 by Aarhus University Press - First Edition - Volume 4 in the series Studies in Hellenistic Civilization. In shelfworn dust jacket.
 
Lot 4330

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

- Survivals of Roman Religion by Gordon J. Laing - Dated 1931 by Longmans, Green, and Co. - First Edition
- The Common People of Ancient Rome: Studies of Roman Life and Literature by Frank Frost Abbott - Dated 1921 by The Chautauqua Press - Ex-library volume.
- Republican Rome: Her Conquests Manners and Institutions from the Earliest Times to the Death of Caesar by H. L. Havell - Dated 1923 by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. - In decorative binding.
- Social Life at Rome in the Age of Cicero by W. Warde Fowler - Dated 1920 by The Macmillan Company - Volume shows water markings to front cover.
- The Roman Republic by W. E. Heitland - Dated 1909 by Cambridge University Press UK Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes - Set shows external wear, with spine cover of volume three detaching.
 
Lot 4331

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

- The "Past" in Medieval and Modern Greek Culture -Edited by Speros Vryonis, Jr. - Dated 1978 by Undena Publications - First Edition - Byzantina kai Metabyzantina, Volume I.

- The Topography of Thebes from the Bronze Age to Modern Times by Sarantis Symeonoglou - Dated 1985 by Princeton University Press - First Edition - In dust jacket
 
Lot 4332

$100

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of American nautical 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 4333

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art 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 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 4334

$120

Title: History of the American Whale Fishery from Its Earliest Inception to the Year 1876
Author: Alexander Starbuck
Publisher: Argosy-Antiquarian Ltd.
City: New York
Year: 1964
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "First published in Part IV of the Report of the U. S. Commission on Fish and Fisheries. Washington, 1878" This edition limited to 750 copies.
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in gray cloth with gilt lettering on blue to spines and decorative designs showing blue whale on front covers. Volumes show foxing to lower portion of spines. Books are tightly bound. Interiors are clean and fresh. Pages have blue top edges. Intact slipcase shows wear to forward edges and all corners.
 
Lot 4335

$40

Title: Explorations in the Island of Mochlos
Author: Richard B. Seager
Publisher: The American School of Classical Studies in Athens
City: Boston
Year: 1912
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 111 pages plus 11 color plates
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: A report of the excavations at Mochlos, off the coast of Crete, conducted by Seager in the spring and summer of 1908.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in in brown card boards with printed paper labels to spine and front board. Book shows moderate external wear, with bumped outside corners. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name and date appear at top margin of front flylfeaf. Pages are clean and unmarked. Contains in-text and full-page illustrations and b&w and color plates.
 
Lot 4336

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the three antique photography albums shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain photos on cities and landmarks in late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Europe, offering images of picturesque landscapes and fascinating views on architecture and cityscapes of such cities as Paris, Venice, Frankfurt, Antwerp, The Hague, Brussels, Canterbury, and sites around Lake Como and on the Isle of Wright. Included in this collection are scenes from what appear to be ceremonies involving Edward VII.
Condition / Notes: Albums show significant external wear with spine covers showing chipping, tears and/or loss of material. One board is detached. Photographs are pasted to heavy stock paper that show waviness. Photos and paper are almost entirely clean and without markings.
 
Lot 4337

$90

Details: This lot includes the large group of philatelic ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes stamps, albums, postcards, cancels, and much more. 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 4338

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique games shown in the corresponding image. These items are in their original boxes. It should be noted that some pieces are lacking. 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 4339

$10

Title: Memoirs of Libraries Including a Handbook of Library Economy
Author: Edward Edwards
Publisher: Burt Franklin
City: New York
Year: 1964
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Burt Franklin Bibliography & Reference Series 72
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spines. These ex-library volumes have the usual markings and attachments. Books show mild external wear and are tightly bound. Pages are, with exception of pencil markings on title and copyright pages (and stamped library name on top and bottom edges of text blocks) clean and unmarked. This work contains full-page illustrations and intact fold-out "Comparative Table of the Principal Schemes for the Classification of Human Knowledge, and, More Particularly, of Books, Which Have Been Devised by Philosophers or Adopted in Libraries." (Small tear present along top edge of mid-section, not affecting text).
 
Lot 4340

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Ancient Romic Chronology" by Herbert Bruce Hannah (University of Calcutta, 1920) and the exhibition catalogue "Egypt's Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World." 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 4341

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Greek & Cypriot Pottery: A Review of Scientific Studies by R. E. Jones - Dated 1986 by The British School at Athens - In dust jacket.
- Knossos: Pottery Groups of the Old Palace Period by J. A. MacGillivray - Dated 1998 by British School at Athens - First Edition
- Etruscan Vase Painting by J. D. Beazley - Dated 1976 by Hacker Art Books
- Paphos, Volume III: The Hellenistic and Roman Pottery by J. W. Hayes - Dated 1991 by Department of Antiquities, Cyprus - First Edition - Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover.
- Minoan Stone Vases by Peter Warren - Dated 1969 by Cambridge University Press UK - First Edition - In dust jacket with tears to fore edges.
 
Lot 4342

$10

Title: The Works of William Shakespeare
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Publisher: John D. Morris and Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1901
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 20 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: Falstaff Edition De Luxe. "This Edition of the complete works of Wiliam Shakespeare, printed for Suscribers only, is limited to One Thousand numbered sets..."  Each play is followed by illustrated glossary and commentary. Volume 20 is an index to Shakespeare's works.
Condition / Notes: Antique leather-bound set shows varying degrees of external wear, with one volume showing loss of spine cover (laid into volume), another with detaching spine cover, and other volumes chipping and/or loss at ends of spine. Books are solidly bound, with clean and bright pages. Pages of glossary and commentary are partially uncut. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates.
 
Lot 4343

$25

Details: This lot includes the pair of hand-tinted original Currier & Ives lithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). These prints are entitled "Our Pets: Wide Awake" and "Our Pets: Fast Asleep." They date from circa 1860.

Currier and Ives was a successful American printmaking firm headed by Nathaniel Currier (18131888) and James Merritt Ives (18241895). Based in New York City from 18341907, the prolific firm produced prints from paintings by fine artists as black and white lithographs that were hand colored.

Condition / Notes: Print bearing the subtitle "Fast Asleep" shows faint water markings at lower right-hand corner. Both lithographs appear in worn gilt frames with glass broken at corners. Colors show brightly.
 
Lot 4344

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are "Precious Thoughts," "Memories," and "The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore," among others. 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; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4345

$55

Title: A Souvenir of the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River from Kingston and Cape Vincent to Morristown and Brockville with Their Recorded History from the Earliest Times, Their Legends, Their Romances, Their Fortifications and Their Contests Including Both the American and Canadian Channels
Author: John A. Haddock
Publisher: Weed-Parsons Printing Company
City: Albany
Year: 1896
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: Second edition, revised and corrected.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped silver lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. Flyleaf, frontispiece portrait of author, title page and copyright page are detached. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains numerous in-text and full-page photographic illustrations. Color fold-out map on tissue paper is intact
 
Lot 4346

$350

Title: The Frigate Diana
Author: David White
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1987
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series "Anatomy of the Ship." The DIANA was one of the few frigates for which nearly all records and drawings have survived, from its launching in 1794 to its decommissioning and sale to the Dutch in 1815. This volume offers close photographic studies of the several models that have survived, plus several score reconstructed detailed architectural drawings of her hull, deck plans, sail plan, stowage, armament, and outfitting.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and diagrams.  In dust jacket.

Please note that this lot contains 36 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All books are in shrink wrap and packed in cardboard boxes.
 
Lot 4347

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Anthology of Russian Literature from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Leo Wiener - Dated 1902/1903 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - First Edition Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - Volume I: From the Tenth Century to the Close of the Eighteenth Century. Volume II: The Nineteenth Century.  Second volume has cracked hinges.

- Renaissance and Renascences in Western Art by Erwin Panofsky - Dated 1965 by Almquist & Wiksell - Second Edition - Two volumes in one (Volume I: Text; Volume II: Plates). Number 10 in the Figura series edited by the Institute of Art History, University of Uppsala, also published as The Gottesman Lectures, Upsala University, 10.  Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows shelfwear, with small tears to edges.

- Medieval Studies in Memory of A. Kingsley Porter - Edited by Wilhelm R. W. Koehler - Dated 1939 by Harvard University Press - First Edition Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No - Volume II only. Pagination runs from page 323 to 728.

- Matisse: The Man and His Art, 1869-1918 by Jack Flam - Dated 1986 by Cornell University Press - First Edition - Volume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

- Catalan Art from the Ninth to the Fifteenth Centuries by uncredited author - Dated 1937 by William Heinemann Ltd. - Ex-library volume with customary markings and attachments.
 
Lot 4348

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of estate ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a Panama-Pacific International Exposition photo souvenir book from 1915, a Paris guide book, collectible tokens, and "Flowers and Views of the Holy Land: Souvenir of the British Occupation," which includes original flower specimens. Also included are language translation dictionaries, and publications relating to palmistry, bull fighting, and travel, among other items. Additionally, included is an inscribed copy of Ted Lewis' record "Me and My Shadow." 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 4349

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Story of St. Albans by Elsie Toms - Dated 1965 by Fisher, Knight, & Co. Ltd. - Author-signed on the title page.
Dust jacket shows some chipping, wear, and loss. Front endpapers have names written in ink.
- The Cathedral Churches of England by A. Hamilton Thompson - Dated 1928 by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge - Some light moisture indications to front board, some cracking at hinges.
- The English Mediaeval Parish Church by G. H. Cook - Dated 1954 by Phoenix House Ltd.
- Memorials of St. Paul's Cathedral by William Macdonald Sinclair - Dated Unknown by George W. Jacobs & Co. - Spine cover shows some sunning and wear.
- Gothic Wanderings in Somerset by Freda Derrick - Dated 1930 by Simpkin Marshall, Ltd. - Some light external wear, darkening to endpapers.
- A Description of the Cathedral Church of Ely; With Some Account of the Conventual Buildings by George Millers - Dated 1807 by Luke Hanford & Sons - This ex-library volume has been rebound, with some stamps and other markings on the pages. Pages show some foxing.
 
Lot 4350

$100

Title: History of the Consulate and the Empire of France under Napoleon
Author: Adolphe Thiers - Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers was a French politician and historian. Thiers was a prime minister under King Louis-Philippe of France. Following the overthrow of the Second Empire he again came to prominence as the French leader who suppressed the revolutionary Paris Commune of 1871. From 1871 to 1873 he served initially as Head of State (effectively a provisional President of France), then provisional President. When, following a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly, his offer of resignation was accepted (he had expected a rejection) he was forced to vacate the office. He was replaced as Provisional President by Patrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of Magenta, who became full President of the Republic, a post Thiers had coveted, in 1875 when a series of constitutional laws officially creating the Third Republic were enacted.
Translator: D. Forbes Campbell, H. W. Herbert
Publisher: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1868
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique set bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt decorative representation of the the Vendome Column on spines. Solidly-bound volumes show wear concentrated at extremities. with minor chipping visible at heads of spines. Front pastedowns show faint traces of bookplate adhesive (a pair of volumes still have antique bookplates laid in). Elegantly signed name of previous owner appears on front flyleaves. Pages are clean and unmarked. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author and numerous engraved plates.
 
Lot 4351

$110

Title: The Small Fruits of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick - Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick was an American botanist and horticulturist who specialized in spermatophytes. His main interest was cultivated fruit trees and he published a number of volumes dealing with such fruits as cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/614 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: Title in the Series Fruits of New York. Thirty-Third Annual Report - Part II, Department of Farms and Markets, State of New York.  There are nearly 100 vividly detailed color plates of a wide variety of the small fruits detailed in the volume.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Remarkably well-preserved book shows only very light external wear. Interior is clean and fresh. Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece of C. M. Hovey and many color plates.
 
Lot 4352

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of scholarly books on classical antiquity shown in the corresponding image(s). among the titles in this collection are a Kraus reprint of the 1925 edition of "The Hellenistic Age" and the revised 1930 edition of La Rue Van Hook's "Greek Life and Thought." 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 4353

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of antique almanacs shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 38 almanacs included in this lot, which range from the years 1806 through 1945. Some publications include "The Farmers' Almanac," "The Old Farmer's Almanac," and "Hostetter's Illustrated United States 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 4354

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the volumes of Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains volumes for the years 1860-1905, 1922-1946, and the two-volume set covering 1947-1982. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved volumes are in dust jackets showing light shelfwear and/or fading to spine covers.
 
Lot 4355

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the new ship modeling books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles present in this collection are all from the "Anatomy of the Ship" series. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: All volumes are in new condition.
 
Lot 4356

$35

Title: Regional Mycenaean Decorated Pottery
Author: P. A. Mountjoy - Penelope-Anne Mountjoy holds a B.A. (Honors) in Classics from the University of Bristol, an M.Phil. from the University of London and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol. She has received many grants and awards. She has taken part in excavations at Myrtos, Knossos, Mycenae, Pyrgos (Crete), Paphos (Cyprus), and Troy (Asia Minor). Her record as archaeological draughtsman specializing in the drawing of pottery is extensive. A member of the British School at Athens with an affiliation to the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford as a Visiting Research Fellow, Dr. Mountjoy has presented papers at archaeological conferences in Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey and Australia and has taught at Queens University, Kingston, Canada as Scholar in Residence and at the Universities of Mannheim, Tubingen and Frankfurt, at the latter as Mercator Gast Professor. Most recently she has held the Glassman Holland Fellowship at the Albright Institute, Jerusalem. She is the author of several monographs and numerous scholarly articles. Among her publications are "Mycenaean Decorated Pottery: A Guide to Identification" (Gothenberg, 1986), "Mycenaean Pottery: An Introduction" (Oxford University Press, 1993), "Regional Mycenaean Decorated Pottery" (Berlin, 1999), and "Knossos: the South House" (Oxford, 2003). (Biography courtesy of www.cyathens.org)
Publisher: Verlag Marie Leidorf
City: Rahden/Westf., Gemany
Year: 1999
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 12"
Book Details: A publication of the Deutsches Archaologisches Institut.  Profusely illustrated with 474 figures, 8 plates and 2 tables.
Condition / Notes: Two-volume set bound in orange cloth with black lettering to spines and front covers. First volume is slightly cocked, otherwise books are in excellent condition externally and internally. 
 
Lot 4357

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage movie theater posters shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains posters for the 1970's movies "Swashbuckler," "The Four Musketeers," and "Simon Bolivar" and "El canonero del Yangtze." (the Spanish version of "The Sand Pebbles" starring Steve McQueen and Richard Attenborough). 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.
 
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