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Lot 4060

$350

Title: The Final Official Report of the Director of Works of the World's Columbian Exposition
Author: Daniel H. Burnham - Daniel Hudson Burnham, FAIA was an American architect and urban planner. He was the Director of Works for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He took a leading role in the creation of master plans for the development of a number of cities, including Chicago and downtown Washington D.C. He also designed several famous buildings, including the Flatiron Building in New York City and Union Station in Washington D.C.
Publisher: Garland Publishing, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1989
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 12.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Introduction by Joan E. Draper. Preface by Thomas Hines.

Burnham and his business partner John Wellborn Root (1850-1891) had accepted responsibility to oversee design and construction of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago’s then-desolate Jackson Park on the south lakefront. The largest world's fair to that date (1893), it celebrated the 400-year anniversary of Christopher Columbus' famous voyage. After Root's sudden and unexpected death, a team of distinguished American architects and landscape architects, including Burnham, Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim and Louis Sullivan, radically changed Root's modern and colorful style to a Classical Revival style. Under Burnham's direction, the construction of the Fair overcame huge financial and logistical hurdles, including a worldwide financial panic and an extremely tight timeframe, to open on time.

Considered the first example of a comprehensive planning document in the nation, the fairground was complete with grand boulevards, classical building facades, and lush gardens. Often called the "White City", it popularized neoclassical architecture in a monumental and rational Beaux-Arts plan. The remaining population of architects in the U.S. were soon asked by clients to incorporate similar elements into their designs.

Condition / Notes: Facsimile of the 1894 edition in handsome two-tone binding with stamped white lettering to spine and front cover. Oblong books show light shelfwear. Volumes are tightly bound. Interiors are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with photographic plates.

This lot comes from the collection of Charles Rand Penney of Lockport, New York, considered one of the great American collectors of the Twentieth Century. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1923, Penney acquired his BA from Yale University in 1965, a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951, and in 1995 he was honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the State University of New York for his life-long support for the arts. Dr. Penney received many other awards for his continuing contributions in this field.

Dr. Penney began collecting art by Western New Yorkers in the mid-30's, eventually collecting more than 100,000 objects that he kept and researched in his own home. Dr. Penney loaned his artwork extensively throughout Western New York and the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, he donated his collection of Western New York art to the Burchfield Art Center at Buffalo State College. As a result, the center was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center to memorialize his generous and landmark donation.
 
Lot 4061

$150

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage theology and 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 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 4062

$10

Details: This lot includes the antique fashion plate in a frame shown in the corresponding image(s). This fashion plate features two women, one standing, and one seated with her back toward the artist. Some details are hand colored, such as the pink roses in their hair, and the blue cushion on which the one woman is seated. This fashion plate is thought to originate from "Petit Courrier Des Dames, Ou Nouveau Journal des Modes, des Theatres, de la Litterature et des Arts". A clipping is adhered to the backside of the frame, which is dated February 15, 1825. The frame measures approximately 5" by 7". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This piece is generally in good condition, with some age/wear indications. There is some chipping and loss to the backing paper of the frame.
 
Lot 4063

$55

Details: This lot includes the vintage Maxfield Parrish print in a frame shown in the corresponding image(s). This work, titled "The Garden of Allah", depicts three women lounging by a reflective pool, in a lush landscape, with several large vessels nearby. This print is housed in a gilt frame, and measures approximately 33.5" by 18.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This piece is in generally good condition with light age/wear.
 
Lot 4064

$60

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of ocean liner 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 4065

$20

Title: Odes d'Horace traduites en vers francais par M. Anquetil, precedees d'une etude sur les poesies lyriques d'Horace par M. Hippolyte Rigault, et suivies de notes litteraires, philologiques, historiques, etc.

Author: Horace - Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. The rhetorician Quintillian regarded his Odes as almost the only Latin lyrics worth reading, justifying his estimate with the words: "He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words."

Horace also crafted elegant hexameter verses (Sermones and Epistles) and scurrilous iambic poetry (Epodes). The hexameters are playful and yet serious works, leading the ancient satirist Persius to comment: "as his friend laughs, Horace slyly puts his finger on his every fault; once let in, he plays about the heartstrings". Some of his iambic poetry, however, can seem wantonly repulsive.

His career coincided with Rome's momentous change from Republic to Empire. An officer in the republican army that was crushed at the Battle of Philippi in 42 BC, he was befriended by Octavian's right-hand man in civil affairs, Maecenas, and became something of a spokesman for the new regime. For some commentators, his association with the regime was a delicate balance in which he maintained a strong measure of independence (he was "a master of the graceful sidestep") but for others he was, in John Dryden's phrase, but for others he was, in John Dryden's phrase, "a well-mannered court slave."

His poetry became "the common currency of civilization", and he still retains a devoted following, despite some stigmatization after World War I (perhaps due to popular mistrust of old-fashioned patriotism and imperial glory, with which he was identified, fairly or unfairly). Horatian studies have become so diverse and intensive in recent years that it is probably no longer possible for any one scholar to command the whole range of arguments and issues.
Editor: Hippolyte Rigault
Translor: Antoine Anquetil
Publisher: Dezobry, E. Magdeleine et Cie., Libraires
City: Paris
Year: 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xlviii/454 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in blind-stamped full leather with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is sound. Pictorial bookplate appears on blank preliminary page. Pen markings appear on blank page at end of volume. Pages show light foxing. Latin text with French translation on facing pages.
 
Lot 4066

$25

Title: Religious Ceremonies and Customs, or the Forms of Worship Practised by the Several Nations of the Known World, from the Earliest Records to the Present Time. On the Basis of the Celebrated and Splendid Work of Bernard Picart. To Which Is Added, a Brief VIew of Minor Sects, Which Exist at the Present Day; Designed Especially for the Use of Families; Not Only an Entertaining and Instructive, but of a Great Importance as a Work of Reference
Author: Charles A. Goodrich - Reverend Charles Augustus Goodrich was an American author and Congregational minister, who popularized the motto "a place for everything and everything in its place".
Publisher: Hutchinson and Dwier
City: Hartford
Year: 1834
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 576 pages
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in leather with gilt lettering and ornamental design to spine. Book shows exterior wear with rubbing to boards, wear to edges of spine and lightly bumped corners with minor loss of material. Binding is sound. Pages with marbled edges show varying degrees of foxing. (particularly noticeable at ends of text block and on plates) Pages 65 /66 and 323/324 lack lower outside corners, with loss of text (relatively minor in the case of the latter two). Book is illustrated with numerous engravings. Lacks map.
 
Lot 4067

$90

Details: This lot includes the handmade leaded glass window pane in a painted frame shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece features slag glass and glass beads, as well as a blue lens from an antique automobile or railroad light at the center. This beautifully crafted piece incorporates both cool and warm hues, with reds, pinks, greens yellows, and blues in a geometric pattern. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This pieces generally shows well with some age/wear such as light surface scratches and some flaking paint on the frame.
 
Lot 4068

$80

Title: The History of Greece
Author: Ernst Curtius - Ernst Curtius was a German archaeologist and historian.

He was born in Lübeck. On completing his university studies he was chosen by C. A. Brandis to accompany him on a journey to Greece for the prosecution of archaeological researches. Curtius then became Otfried Müller's companion in his exploration of the Peloponnese, and on Müller's death in 1840 he returned to Germany. In 1844 he became an extraordinary professor at the University of Berlin, and in the same year he was appointed tutor to Prince Frederick William (afterwards the Emperor Frederick III), a post which he held till 1850.

After holding a professorship at Göttingen and undertaking a further journey to Greece in 1862, Curtius was appointed (in 1863) ordinary professor at Berlin. In 1874 he was sent to Athens by the German government and there concluded an agreement by which the excavations at Olympia were entrusted exclusively to Germany. Curtius died in Berlin.

Translator:
Adolphus William Ward - Sir Adolphus William Ward was an English historian and man of letters.

n 1866 he was appointed professor of history and English literature in Owens College, Manchester, and was principal from 1890 to 1897, when he retired. In 1898, Ward delivered the Ford Lectures at Oxford University. He took an active part in the foundation of Victoria University, of which he was vice-chancellor from 1886 to 1890 and from 1894 to 1896. In 1897 the freedom of the city of Manchester was conferred upon him, and on 29 October 1900 he was elected master of Peterhouse, Cambridge.

His most important work is his standard "History of English Dramatic Literature to the Age of Queen Anne" (1875), re-edited after a thorough revision in three volumes in 1899. He also wrote "The House of Austria in the Thirty Years' War" (1869), "Great Britain and Hanover" (1899), "The Electress Sophia and the Hanoverian Succession" (1903); he edited George Crabbe's "Poems" (2 vols., 1905–1906) and Alexander Pope's "Poetical Works" (1869); he wrote the volumes on Geoffrey Chaucer and Charles Dickens in the "English Men of Letters" series, translated Ernst Curtius's "History of Greece" (5 vols., 1868–1873); he was one of the editors of the "Cambridge Modern History," and with A. R. Waller edited the "Cambridge History of English Literature" (1907, etc.).

Publisher: Charles Scribner & Company
City: New York
Year: 1871-1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique set bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Volumes show light shelfwear. Books are tightly bound. Previous owner's name/inscriptions appear on blank preliminaries. Pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 4069

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the nautical books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this collection are a limited edition of "Juet's Journal: The Voyage of the "Half Moon" from 4 April to 7 November, 1609" (New Jersey Historical Society, 1959) and "Early Shipbuilding in Pennsylvania, 1683 - 1812" (Reprinted by The Guild of Bracket Lecturers, 1932). 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 4070

$275

Book Details: This lot includes the original Woodrow Wilson signature card dated in the month of his inauguration on the day he became the first president to be named Honorary President of the American Red Cross. This card measures approximately 4.25" x 2.75". Also present is the envelope it was mailed in. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Card and envelope are well preserved.
 
Lot 4071

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Contains the following titles:

- "Vacation Days in Hawaii and Japan" by Charles M. Taylor, Jr. (1898);
- "Burmese Law Tales: The Legal Element in Burmese Folk-lore" (1962);
- "The Lore of Cathay or the Intellect of China" by W. A. P. Martin (1901);
- "The Rising Temper of the East: Sounding the Human Note in the World-Wide Cry for Land and Liberty" by Frazier Hunt (1922, author inscription);
- "We Japanese: Being Descriptions of Many of the Customs, Manners, Ceremonies, Festivals, Arts and Crafts of the Japanese, Besides Numerous Other Subjects" by Frederic De Garis (1947, 2 volumes in string-bound wrappers; ex-library)
- "Pictorial History of China and India; Comprising a Description of Those Countries and Their Inhabitants, ..." edited by Robert Sears (1854, hinges cracked; engraved plates).

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 4072

$35

Title: The Alternating Current Commutator Motor and the Leakage of Induction Motors
Author: Rudolf Goldschmidt - Rudolf Goldschmidt was a German engineer and inventor.

Goldschmidt was born in Neubukow and earned an engineering degree in 1878. He spent the following decade working in England with major firms such as Westinghouse. Subsequently he returned to Germany and eventually became a professor at Darmstadt. During this period he developed the high-frequency radio-telegraph apparatus known as Goldschmidt Alternator, used in the first direct communications link between Germany and the United States, which was inaugurated on June 19, 1914 with a ceremonial exchange of telegrams between Kaiser Wilhelm II and President Woodrow Wilson.

During the 1920s, Goldschmidt directed an industrial research lab in Berlin. Here he met Albert Einstein. In 1928, a singer with whom the physicist was acquainted suffered a hearing loss, which misfortune set Einstein to thinking about hearing aids. Soon he had an idea and asked Goldschmidt to help him develop a working model. In due course patent 590783 was issued to Goldschmidt and Einstein on January 10, 1934.

Publisher: "The Electrician" Printing and Publishing Company, Limited
City: London
Year: 1909
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/209 pages plus 20 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Review slip with price of $3.00 issued by D. Van Nostrand Company of New York has been tipped in at title page. Van Nostrand name is stamped under that of the English publisher.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Moisture markings appears along edges of front and rear boards. Book is tightly bound. Ever lighter paper clip markings visible at top of blank preliminary page, title page and initial pages to page 5. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked. Profusely illustrated with in-text and full-page figures and charts.
 
Lot 4073

$40

Title: Paul and Virginia
Author: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre - Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (also called Bernardin de St. Pierre) was a French writer and botanist. He is best known for his 1787 novel "Paul et Virginie." In 1795 he was elected to the Institut de France, and in 1803 to the Académie Française.
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
City: London
Year: 1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvii/208 pages
Width: 8" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: This is a translation into the English of
"Paul et Virginie," a novel by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, first published in 1787. The novel's title characters are very good friends since birth who fall in love. The story is set in the island of Mauritius under French rule, then named Île de France, which the author had visited. Written on the eve of the French Revolution, the novel is hailed as Bernardin's finest work. It records the fate of a child of nature corrupted by the false, artificial sentimentality that prevailed at the time among the upper classes of France.
Condition / Notes: This is scarce limited edition of this work in decorative binding. It is copy number 185 of 800. This handsome antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Book shows mild external wear, concentrated at extremities. Binding is sound. Endpapers have decorative design. Pages with gilt top edge are illustrated with tissue-covered plates and in-text drawings by Maurice Leloir.
 
Lot 4074

$40

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of military naval 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 4075

$15

Title: The Practice of the Law in All Its Departments; with a View of Rights, Injuries and Remedies, as Ameliorated by Recent Statues, Rules and Decisions; Showing the Best Modes of Creating, Perfecting, Securing and Transferring Rights; and the Best Remedies for Every Injury, as well as by Acts of Parties Themselves, as by Legal Proceedings; and Either To Prevent or Remove Injuries; or To Enfore Specific Relief, Performance, or Compensation. And the Practice in Arbitrations, before Justices; in Courts of Common Law; Equity; Ecclesiastical and Spiritual; Admiralty; and Courts of Appeal. With New Practical Forms. Intended as a Court and Circuit Companion. Vol. II. Part I
Author: J. Chitty
Publisher: Henry Butterworth, Law Bookseller and Publisher
City: London
Year: 1834
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: xvii/209 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards. Front board is detached. Spine shows loss of material to bottom portion and along edges. Armorial plate appears on front pastedown. Text block is intact. Previous owners' names are written on front flyleaf. Light foxing is visible on title page and at rear endpaper. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 4076

$45

Title: The Old 'Country Trade' of the East Indies
Author: W. H. Coates
Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson, Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/205 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. This ex-library volume has customary markings and attachments. Binding shows light external wear. Book is tightly bound. Names appear stamped on front endpaper and at top margin of first page of text. Library stamp and markings are visible on title page. Library stamp also can be seen at bottom margin of page 155. Pages are otherwise clean and fresh. Book is illustrated with frontispiece, numerous plates and intact and unmarked fold-out map at rear of volume.
 
Lot 4077

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of 19th Century European & Canadian coins shown in the corresponding image(s). There are four individual coins in this lot, which includes two English pennies from the 1800s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These coins generally show well, with some age/wear indications. The two English pennies show some rubbing.
 
Lot 4078

$25

Title: Wiener Kochbuch
Author: Louise Seleskowitz - Seleskowitz was the founder of the "Wiener Kochlehr-Institute."

Publisher: Druck und Verlag der Buckdruckerei A. Keiss
City: Vienna
Year: 1880
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/182 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare twentieth-century cookbook. Antique volume was bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. This is the third unaltered edition. This former library book shows taping to spine and significant edgewear. Book has the customary library markings and additions. Binding has been reenforced. Initial pages of text block show chipping to fore edge. Age-toned pages are unmarked.  German text is in Gothic script.
 
Lot 4079

$42
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Hethitisches Keilschrift-Lesebuch by Johannes Friedrich - Dated 1960 by Carl Winter Universitatsverlag - Teil I: Lesestucke. From the series Indogermanische Bibliothek, Lehr- und Handbucher.

- Das Akkadische Syllabar by Wolfram von Soden, Wolfgang Rollig - Dated 1967 by Pontificium Institutum Biblicum - Analecta Orientalia 42. Second complete revised edition.  Volume shows water markings to front wrapper and preliminary page. Remaining pages are clean and unmarked. Pages are partially uncut.

- Journal of Cuneiform Studies by Thorkild Jacobsen, Albrecht Goetze, Abraham Sachs, uncredited author Edited by Abraham Sachs, Albrecht Goetze, Thorkild Jacobsen - Dated 1947 by The American Schools of Oriental Research - First Edition - Volume I, Number I - Volume shows water markings to outside edges of wrappers and to fore edge of text block. Interior is clean and unmarked.

- Enuma Elis: The Babylonian Epic of Creation -- The Cuneiform Text by W. G. Lambert, uncredited author Edited by W. G. Lambert - Dated 1967 by Oxford University Press (UK)

- Cuneiform Supplement to the Author's Persian Lexicon and Texts, with Brief Historical Synopsis of the Language by Herbert Cushing Tolman - Dated 1910 by American Book Company - Vanderbilt University Studies

- Epigraphica Attica by Benjamin Dean Meritt - Dated 1940 by Harvard University Press - First Edition - Martin Classical Lectures, Volume IX

- Assyrische Lesestucke mi den Elementen der Grammatik und vollstandigem Glossar: Einfuhrung in die assyrische und semitisch-babylonische Keilschriftliteratur fur akademischen Gebrauch und Selbstunterricht by Friedrich Delitzsch - Dated 1912 by J. C. Hinrichs'sche BuchhandlungRebound antique volume. Binding somewhat shaken. Occasional pencil marginalia.
 
Lot 4080

$175

Details: This lot includes the group of Indian Head pennies in an album, shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 25 coins enclosed in this album, which range from the years 1861 to 1909. The album measures 6" by 7.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This album and the coins enclosed generally show well, with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4081

$130

Details: This lot includes the group of Indian Head pennies from the years 1900 - 1908 shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 56 coins total included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These coins generally show well, with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4082

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage movie theater posters shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a collection of 4 cult movie posters from the 1970's that includes science fiction films and comedies. 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 4083

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of Civil War-related ephemera and early almanacs shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are an 1810 Farmers' Almanac, a 1908 booklet on Abraham Lincoln, a portrait of an army officer, and periodicals. 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 4084

$140

Details: This lot includes the original hand-colored engraving of three types of globes shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled "Sphaerae Artificiales Synoptica Idea Delineatae et Propositae," this engraving of terrestrial and celestial globes and a Ptolemaic armillary sphere, all with highly ornamented Baroque stands.
The terrestrial globe shows Asia, Europe and Africa with simple cartography, the celestial shows various constellations with figures according to Greek mythology.
The armillary sphere has a central earth called Terra, within horizon, and meridian, the central bands including zodiac, equator, tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, and polar circles.

This engraving is from "Atlas Novus Sive Tabulae Geographicae," was published by Georg Matthaus Seutter in Augsburg in various editions during the mid-18th century.

The Seutter family of cartographers were, together with the Homann family, the most renowned and prolific map makers of 18th century Germany, the leading center of atlas production at that time. Georg Matthäus Seutter (the Elder, 1687-1757) founded the family business in about 1710, after an apprenticeship with the Augsburg publisher Jeremias Wolff. Seutter worked in Vienna and then mostly in Augsburg, serving as Geographer to the Imperial Court (of Charles VI). He was joined in business by his son, Albrecht Carl Seutter (1722-1762). After Seutter’s death in 1757, his son, as well as engravers G.B. Probst and Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777) (his son in law) took over the business publishing under the Seutter name for about 5 more years. Thereafter, Lotter continued to issue maps and atlases, generally under his own name.

Condition / Notes: The platemark measures approximately 16.6" x 14.75", 29.5" x 23.5" overall, and shows no tears, punctures or creasing. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 4085

$45

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage 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 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 4086

$25

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of United States 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. There are some ex-library volumes included in this lot.
 
Lot 4087

$350

Title: The Book of the Omar Khayyam Club, 1892-1910
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Strangeways & Sons
City: London
Year: 1910
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 220 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: In 1892 admirers of "The Rubaiyat" of Persian polymath and poet Omar Khayyam (1048–1131) founded the Omar Khayyam Club of London. Mr. Justin Huntly McCarthy, who had published his own Rubaiyat version in 1889, was elected its first President. Similar clubs were founded in other places but, with the exception of the American Club, left almost no traces. The main activity of the members of the London Club was (and still is) gathering twice a year to dine and to commemorate Omar, Fitz (as he is called as a term of endearment) and the Rubaiyat, in more or less serious and comic rituals. The Club issued two books, in 1910 and 1931 respectively, with contributions by its members: poems praising Fitz and Omar, pictures of menus, miscellanea and lists of members and guests. Among these can be found many famous names: scholars, literary men and artists like Edward Heron-Allen, Edmund Gosse, Andrew Lang, Thomas Hardy, Max Beerbohm, Lawrence Alma Tadema, Arthur Rackham, G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle, Aldous Huxley and W. B. Yeats, to name but a few (Book of the Omar Khayyam Club, I and II, pp. 211-20, 168-81). Membership was originally restricted to men, but from 1910 onwards women were allowed to attend special dinners as guests.

Condition / Notes: Deluxe binding for this limited printing, this is copy 133 of 181. Book shows some external age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The binding is tight and secure with bright pages showing only an occasional scattered light markings from use. Includes many tipped-in illustrations, heavy stock pages and a replacement spine label bound in at the rear of the text. There is a bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper, belonging to William Easton Louttit and showing an engraved image of John Hay.
 
Lot 4088

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of 4 books by Wallace Nutting shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains volumes belonging to the States Beautiful series and includes an autographed copy of "Massachusetts Beautiful" in its dust jacket. Volumes bear previous owner's stamp on front flyleaf. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes are well preserved, with clean and unmarked interiors. "Virginia Beautiful" bears gift inscription to previous owner on front flyleaf.
 
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