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Lot 4178

$650

Title: Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Author: Barack Obama - Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.

Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1995
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/403 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: A memoir by United States President Barack Obama. It was first published in July 1995 as he was preparing to launch his political career, five years after being elected the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review in 1990. The autobiographical narrative tells the story of the life of Obama up to his entry in Harvard Law School.
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first printing of this memoir written by President Barack Obama while he was law professor at the University of Chicago. This volume is bound in black cloth spine with gold lettering over white boards. Book is in excellent condition.

Copyright page states "First Edition" and has number line ending in "2, " standard practice for Random House first printings.  New dust jacket is intact, with bright front panel illustrations and correct price of $23.00 on front flap.
 
Lot 4179

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of autographed music-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains:

-a title page of a Metropolitan Opera printed program for "La Boheme" signed by basso opera signer Jerome Hines.

-a "Decision" playbill with Eleanor Roosevelt's autograph on front cover

-An October 8, 1973 typed letter signed by Eugene Ormandy. Letter is addressed to Edward M. Carson, President of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, concerning an invitation to speak at a Phoenix event. On Philadelphia Orchestra letterhead with signature at bottom.

-A handwritten letter signed by composer Morton Gould. Dated March 16, 1971, this letter is addressed to Kasson E. Crooker, Manager of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, concerning his recent guest conducting appearance. On Towne House letterhead with signature at bottom.

-A December 15, 1962 Metropolitan Opera "Madame Butterfly" program title page with signature of soprano Leontyne Price next to her role as Cio-Cio-San. Also includes program cover for the 1962-63 Metropolitan Opera season.

-a 1967 Time magazine article about Van Cliburn autographed by the pianist under his picture. Article on Cliburn's borrowing President Lyndon B. Johnson's tux to perform at the White House. Accompanies a recording of Tchaikovsky's Concerto #1 from 1958 when Cliburn won the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.

-a 1975 recording of "The Schubert Tios" by Artur Rubinstein, pianist, Henryk Szeryng, violinist, and Pierre Fournier, cellist, with handwritten message to Kasson and Marilyn Crooker with Szeryng's signature on record cover. Records have never been played and are in perfect condition.

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 4180

$40

Title: The Badarian Civilisation and Predynastic Remains near Badari
Author: Gertrude Caton-Thompson - Gertrude Caton-Thompson was an influential English archaeologist at a time when participation by women in the discipline was uncommon.

Her interest in archaeology began on a trip to Egypt with her mother in 1911. During World War I, Caton-Thompson worked for the British Ministry of Shipping and she attended the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. Caton-Thompson subsequently worked as an archaeologist in Egypt at the sites of Abydos and Oxyrhynchus. Whilst studying at the British School of Archaeology in Egypt from 1921 to 1926 Caton-Thompson and the geologist Elinor Wight Gardner began the first archaeological survey of the northern Faiyum. She continued working in the Faiyum over the next two years, as field director for the Royal Anthropological Institute. From 1928 to 1929, Caton-Thompson excavated the famed ruins at Great Zimbabwe, being the first to state that the ruins were of decidedly African origin. She also worked in Kharga Oasis. Towards the end of 1937 Caton-Thompson and Elinor Gardner, accompanied by Freya Stark, initiated the first systematic excavation in the Yemen. She was a research fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge in 1923 and again from 1934-45. She influenced Mary Leakey by allowing her to tag along on archaeological expeditions as an amateur archaeologist and artist.

Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt
City: London
Year: 1928
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/128 pages plus 85 plates
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume bound in three-quarter maroon cloth with paper-covered boards. Spine shows bright stamped gilt lettering. This is an ex-library volume with customary markings and attachments. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrations, including several intact fold-out plates, are clean and bright.
 
Lot 4181

$80

Title: History of Roman Legal Science
Author: Fritz Schulz - Fritz Schulz was a German jurist and legal historian. He was one of the 20th centuries' most important scholars in the field of Roman Law. The Nazis forced him to leave Germany and to emigrate to England due to his political stance and his Jewish origins.

Schulz is best known today for his vivid and very readable works on Roman law and Roman legal science. Even though he followed the prevalent scientific trend of his day and tended to assume a large number of interpolations in the Roman texts, his contributions are still valuable and are cited frequently. His book "System der Rechte auf den Eingriffserwerb," published in 1909, is still seen as an important contribution to the German Law of Unjustified Enrichment today.
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
City: London
Year: 1963
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/358 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: Reprint with new addenda.
Condition / Notes: Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows small tear at upper inside corner of rear panel.
 
Lot 4182

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this collection are a first edition of the history of a voyage to Baja California "The Cruise of the Cow" signed by author Max Miller and "Paddle-Wheel Days in California" by Jerry MacMullen (Stanford U. P., 1944) with illustrations by the author. 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 4183

$200

Title: Attic Red-Figure Vase-Painters
Author: J. D. Beazley - Sir John Davidson Beazley was an English classical scholar.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Beazley attended Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a close friend of the poet James Elroy Flecker. After graduating in 1907, Beazley was a student and tutor in Classics at Christ Church, and in 1925 he became Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology in Art. He specialized in Greek decorated pottery (particularly black-figure and red-figure), and became a world authority on the subject. He adapted the art-historical method initiated by Giovanni Morelli to attribute the specific "hands" (style) of specific workshops and artists, even where no signed piece offered a name, e.g. the Berlin Painter, whose production he first distinguished. He looked at the sweep of classical pottery - major and minor pieces - to construct a history of workshops and artists in ancient Athens. The first English edition of his book, "Attic Red-figure Vase-painters," appeared in 1942 (in German as "Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils," 1925). He was knighted in 1949. In 1954, he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Beazley retired in 1956, but continued to work until his death. His personal archive was at the Ashmolean Museum, but in 2007 was renamed the "Classical Art Research Centre" and moved to the Oxford Faculty of Classics, with an extensive new website still called "The Beazley Archive." He died in Oxford, England.
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
City: London
Year: 1968
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: An updated version of the author's 1942 edition which was, in itself, an updating of the 1925 Siebeck edition on the subject. This is a 1968 reprint of the 1963 second edition.
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Price-clipped dust jackets show very mild shelfwear.
 
Lot 4184

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of original vintage New York City theater posters shown in the corresponding image(s). These posters, printed on heavy stock, advertise such famous dramatic works as "A Raisin in the Sun" and "Our Town," as well as offer promotion for an event featuring French entertainer Yves Montand. 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 4185

$35

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of 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 4186

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of New Hampshire history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the Pierce Statue dedication, the University of New Hampshire, Arthur Noel Smith, and the town of Dover, among other topics. 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 4187

$90

Title: Landscape Archaeology as Long-Term History: Northern Keos in the Cycladic Islands from Earliest Settlement until Modern Times
Author: E. Mantzourani, J. F. Cherry, J. L. Davis
Publisher: Institute of Archaeology, University of California
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii/510 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This title is volume sixteen in the series Monumenta Aracheologica.
Condition / Notes: Volume is in excellent condition. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 4188

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The A. M. C. Maine Mountain Guide: A Guide to the Trails in the Mountains of Maine by uncredited author - Dated 1961 by The Appalachian Mountain Club - First Edition - Folding maps in pockets at front and rear of volume.

- Irish Faith in America: Recollections of a Missionary by Ella McMahon - Dated 1881 by Benziger Brothers - Second Edition - Shows some rubbing to edges of boards and spine cover.

- The Making of the Great West, 1512-1883 by Samuel Adams Drake - Dated 1887 by Charles Scribner's Sons - First Edition - Shows some rubbing to edges of boards and spine cover.

- Alchini bi naaltsoostsoh: A Navajo/English Bilingual Dictionary by Alice Neundorf - Dated 1983 by Native American Materials Development Center - First Printing - Ex-library volume.

- History of the 304th Infantry Regiment by uncredited author - Dated 1945 by C. Brugel & Sohn - Shows some rubbing to board edges.

- Hawaii: A Pictorial History by Joseph Feher, uncredited author Edited by Joseph Feher - Dated 1969 by Bishop Museum Press - First Edition - Bernice P. Bishop Museum Special Publication No. 58.  Shows some soiling to boards, mostly concentrated at the rear. The binding is tight and the pages are clean.
 
Lot 4189

$45

Title: Keilschrifttexte aus Boghazkoi
Author: E. Forrer, E. F. Weidner, Friedrich Hrozny, H. H. Figulla, Otto Weber
Publisher: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung
City: Leipzig
Year: 1916-1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 10.25" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: These issues are numbers 30 and 36 (for last two "Hefte") of the series Wissenschaftliche Veroffentlichung der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft.
Condition / Notes: A rare two-volume compilation of the first six numbers of this publication of the German Oriental Society. Set is bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Library binding shows moderate shelfwear. Books are tightly bound. Central portion of front wrapper of first volume appears pasted on blank page. All other original wrappers are present. Pages are clean and unmarked.
 
Lot 4190

$30

Title: Explanation of Improved Capstans; Proposed by Captain Phillips, R. N.
Author: Charles Phillips
Publisher: Priestley and Weale
City: London
Year: 1830
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 20 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This rebound antique pamphlet is very well preserved and contains an intact fold-out plate illustrating Phillips' improved capstans.
 
Lot 4191

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on world cultures shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles contained in this collection are "Labrador and North Newfoundland" with a Wilfred Grenfell signature and a large lavishly illustrated large-format picture book in Thai published to commemorate and provide insight into the activities of the SUPPORT foundation of Thailand.
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 4192

$15

Details: This lot includes the group of movie theater posters shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a collection of 3 art house film posters that feature works with/by Woody Allen and "Amacord" by Federico Fellini. The 1989 film "New York Stories" is an anthology film consisting of three shorts with the central theme being New York City. The first is "Life Lessons," directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Richard Price and starring Nick Nolte. The second is "Life Without ZoŽ," directed by Francis Ford Coppola and written by Coppola with his daughter, Sofia Coppola. The last is "Oedipus Wrecks," directed, written by and starring Woody Allen.

Condition / Notes: These posters show no tears or punctures. These films have been folded. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 4193

$70

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 Ed McBain, Elmore Leonard, and Harlan Coben, 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 4194

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

- Athens after the Peloponnesian War: Class, Faction and Policy, 403-386 BC by Barry S. Strauss - Dated 1987 by Cornell University Press - Signed Edition - Inscribed by author on front flyleaf. In shelfworn dust jacket.

- The Origins of the Peloponnesian War by G. E. M. de Ste. Croix - Dated 1972 by Cornell University Press - First Edition - In shelfworn dust jacket.

- The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World from the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests by G. E. M. de Ste. Croix - Dated 1981 by Cornell University Press - First Edition
 
Lot 4195

$110

Title: The Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye Written in French by Raoul Lefevre Translated and Printed by William Caxton (about A.D. 1474): The First English Printed Book, Now Faithfully Reproduced with a Critical Introduction, Index and Glossary and Eight Pages in Photographic Facsimile
Author:
Publisher: David Nutt
City: London
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare set containing reproduction of the first English printed book. Antique volumes are bound in paper-covered boards. Books show external wear, with tearing and small loss of material visible along front gutter of first volume. Tears are also visible at head of spine of second volume. Outside corners of both volumes show chipping. Front hinge of first volume is beginning to crack. Small clipping with description of work appears in upper outside corner of front pastedown of first volume. Various annotations in pencil appear on front endpaper. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and unmarked. Pages are partially uncut. Fold-out chart in first volume is intact.
 
Lot 4196

$10

Title: Back to Nature
Author: Newton Newkirk - Clyde Newton Newkirk was an American humorist.
Publisher: Cassell & Company, Ltd.
City: New York
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 172 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear, with faint staining to bottom of front gutter and first name written in pencil above title. Book is solidly bound. Interior is clean and bright. Contains frontispiece and many in-text cartoon illustrations by the author.
 
Lot 4197

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

- Beth She'Arim by Nahman Avigad, Moshe Schwabe, Benjamin Mazar, Baruch Lifshitz - Dated 1973-1976 by Rutgers University Press Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: No - Volume I: Report on the Excavations during 1936-1940 -- Catacombs 1 - 4; Volume II: The Greek Inscriptions; Volume III: Report on the Excavations during 1953-1958 -- Catacombs 12-23.  Volumes are in dust jackets showing light shelfwear.

- Eretz-Israel: Archaeological, Historical and Geographical Studies: Dedicated to Professor Benjamin Mazar on His Fiftieth Birthday by uncredited author, uncredited author - Dated 1958 by The Israel Exploration Society - Volume Five. Published in association with the Hebrew University with the assistance of the Bialik Institute of the Jewish Society. Texts in Hebrew and English.  In shelfworn dust jacket.

- Biblical Archaeology by G. Ernest Wright - Dated 1957 by The Westminster Press- Ugaritic Textbook by Cyrus H. Gordon - Dated 1965 by Pontificium Institutum Biblicum Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes - Three volumes offer grammar, texts in transliteration, cuneiform selections, glossary and indices. Analecta Orientalia 38. Volumes show wear to spines.

- Promise and Redemption: A Synagogue Mosaic from Sepphoris by Ze'ev Weiss, Ehud Netzer - Dated 1996 by The Israel Museum - Bilingual in Hebrew and English. Catalogue no. 378.

- Biblia Hebraica by Rud. Kittel - Dated 1925 by Privileg. Wurtt. Bibelanstalt Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - Text is in Hebrew.

- Studies in Jewish History and Booklore by Alexander Marx - Dated 1944 by The Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

- In Scripture Lands: New Views of Sacred Places by Edward L. Wilson - Dated 1890 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Ex-library volume.
 
Lot 4198

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the two antique photography albums shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes contain photos on cities and landmarks in late nineteenth-century England, Scotland, and France, offering images of picturesque landscapes and fascinating views on architecture, monuments and cityscapes of such cities as London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edingburgh, Paris, as well as the ruins of Melrose Abbeys and views of Stratford upon Avon. It should be noted that a number of these photos are by noted Scottish photographers James Valentine and George Washington Wilson, most with photographers' initials, title and number in lower edge. Photographs of Parisian scenes often bear the initials L. P. followed by the abbreviation "Phot."
Condition / Notes: Albums show significant external wear with spine covers showing chipping, tears and/or loss of material. Photographs are pasted to heavy stock paper that show waviness. Soiling appears at initial and final pages of each volume. Otherwise photos and paper are almost entirely clean and without markings.
 
Lot 4199

$20

Details: This lot includes the German-language poster stamp album shown in the corresponding image(s). The poster stamp, Reklamemarke or Werbemarke in German, was an advertising label, a little larger than most postage stamps, that originated in the mid-19th century and quickly became a collecting craze, growing in popularity up until World War I and then declining by World War II.

German stamps displayed a great variety of motives. Those produced by companies often show a pictorial design accompanied by the name of the company and of the product. The product itself is seldom represented or placed in the background. Designs often show city coat of arms, animals, landscapes, and small-format poster art. Military themes, or themes relating to military history, began to increase in appearance in the time immediately prior to the First World War. These stamps were also employed to commemorate exhibitions and special events. This group contains a number of exhibitions, including Tilburg 1913, Munich 1906, Sportwache Abbazia May 1912, Deutsche Landswirtschafts-Gesellschaft Wander-Ausstellung (Hannover, June 1931), Rome International Exhibition 1911, Bayerische Landesausstellung 1906, Internationale Luftfahrtausstellung, Gotenburg, Sweden, Possneck 1912, Brussels 1910.

Among the companies represented in this collection are: Rotti, Palmetka, Krugerol, Edelweiss, Berliner Rollmops, Dosenlachs, Schram'sche Eiernudeln, Heinl. Olivenol, Delicatessen Gustav Scholz, Hertha, Rheinperle Delikatess-Margarine, Rindu Bouillon Extrakt, Kaiser Otto Kaffeezusatz, Eduard Beyer Chemnitz Tintenfabrik, Obermeyer's Herba-Seife, Heinrich Rothschild (Munich), Noris Schokolade, G. Zuban K.B. Hof-Cigaretten-Fabrik (Munich), Metzeler-Fliegerstoff (two issues, one with image of Wright brothers' plane), Riebeck Kerzen, Kanagawa Kosmetika, Kaufhaus Marx (Munich), Firma August Frank (Munich), Kolberger Anstalten fur Exterikultur, Kunerol, Erdal, Paskal Jogurt, Leo Rubsam Delikatessen (Munich), Champignon Camembert, Tengelmann, Nestle's Kindermehl.

There are also a number of series, such as Luposta 1932 Danzig (series of four), an illustrated series entitled "Militarmusik" (numbers 1-6), a series of 5 on Balkan war showing military encounters and flags of participating nations. And one on the 34th Artillery Regiment (with dates 1914-1916).

Condition / Notes: There are approximately 320 stamps in this well-preserved album bound in blue leather. Tissue-guarded stamps are in excellent condition, with remarkably bright colors and detail.
 
Lot 4200

$70

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 Dean Koontz, Kristin Grant, and Julia Spencer-Fleming, 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 4201

$60

Details: This lot includes the original World War I panorama photo in period frame shown in the corresponding image(s). This antique photograph proved an image of Camp Hancock in Georgia, with rows of pitched tents and buildings in a rural setting. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Photo is well preserved under glass, with frame showing light age/wear indications. This oblong piece measures approximately 47" x 10".
 
Lot 4202

$55

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of 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 4203

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection includes several books in rare dust jackets, including "Janet Hardy in Radio City," "Polly of Pebbly Pit" and "Maxa's Children." 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 4204

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage paper Barbie dolls shown in the corresponding image. There are a great many paper dresses, outfits, etc. intended to clothe Barbie, Randy & Renee dolls. 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 4205

$50

Title: The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe: with Notices of His Life and Genius
Author: Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, "Tamerlane and Other Poems" (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian."  Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem, "The Raven," to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. He began planning to produce his own journal, "The Penn" (later renamed "The Stylus"), though he died before it could be produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.
Publisher: J. S. Redfield
City: New York
Year: 1850
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 495 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This lot contains only the second volume of this the first collected edition of Poe's works entitled "Poems and Miscellanies." This collection ultimately extended to four volumes, the third published later in 1850, the last in 1856. This is the first edition, second printing with "r" in "choir" printed in first line of third stanza on page 46.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. Book lacks front board. Back strip has been reapplied upside down. Text block begins with title page that shows light foxing. First signature is detaching. Foxing appears sporadically throughout.
 
Lot 4206

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of art items:

- Untitled by Emil Milo - Image of a tree-lined country road running along side a river, with small village on other side of river. A young woman sits on what appears to be a log, on one side of the road.  The name of Radtke Lauckner Co. appears together with date along top edge of print. Well-preserved print in matting, under glass and framed.

- Untitled by Emil Milo - Image of the shore of a lake, with ducks and vegetation in the foreground and several houses in the background and distance. Artist has drawn a vignette just underneath main work. Antique pencil-singed lithograph shows water markings at edges of matting and spotting. Print is under glass, with intact frame.
 
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