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Lot 4207

$700

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ledgers and diaries shown in the corresponding image. A number of these date to the 19th century, with at least one from the forties and fifties, and several from the latter half of the 1860's. Also present in this group is a physician's memorandum for 1917 and assessment rolls from the town of Butternuts for the beginning of the twentieth century. There are 20 individual items in this lot, 12 of which are diaries. 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 4208

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of four antique cigar boxes shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes boxes with handsome chromolithographs, for the brands Garcia Y Vega and Bering. Also included is a Havana Queens Cuban cigar box made of wood. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good/intact condition with some age/wear indications. There is some edge wear, and some of the boxes show foxing to their paper exterior.
 
Lot 4209

$1,000

Details: This lot includes the large antique framed map of the Holy Land shown in the corresponding image(s). This map is entitled "A New Map of the Land of Promise and the Holy City of Jerusalem. Describing the Most Important Events in the Old and New Testament." This map was published October 10, 1823 by Tho. Duffield of Philadelphia.

This grand oblong map contains numerous illustrations, giving both an indication of the location of the various cities, towns, landmarks, etc. as well as populating the lands depicted with vignettes that illustrate passages from the bible, Captions accompany each of these drawings. Lithographs appear at each side of the map, providing further illustration of biblical scenes. A recreation of the temple of Solomon and a large prospect of Jerusalem appear in the lower margin of this map.

Condition / Notes: Map shows water markings at edges and in the area of upper right-hand corner. Creasing and minor chipping at folds are also visible. The vast majority of figures are clearly visible and almost all captions are legible.  Map is preserved under glass, in wooden frame that shows cracking at bottom left-hand corner.  Map in frame measure approximately 62" x 27".
 
Lot 4210

$35

Details: This lot includes the antique erector set shown in the corresponding image(s). This erector set includes a working motor, and an instruction manual. This set was produced by The A. C. Gilbert Co., in New Haven, CT in 1938. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good condition, with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4211

$15

Title: A Treatise on Atonement; in Which the Finite Nature of Sin Is Argued, Its Cause and Consequence as Such; the Necessity and Nature of Atonement, and Its Glorious Consequences, in the Final Reconciliation of All Men to Holiness and Happiness
Author: Hosea Ballou - Hosea Ballou was an American Universalist clergyman and theological writer.

Ballou has been called the "father of American Universalism," along with John Murray, who founded the first Universalist church in America. Ballou, sometimes called an "Ultra Universalist," differed from Murray in that he divested Universalism of every trace of Calvinism, and opposed legalism and trinitarian views. As he wrote, "Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit."

Publisher: A. Tompkins
City: Boston
Year: 1854
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 228 pages
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Binding shows minor chipping to boards and spine. Rear board of volume is detached. Previous owner's name and date (1857) appear on front flyleaf. Lightly age-toned pages show occasional pencil markings and marginalia.
 
Lot 4212

$100

Title: The Tomb of Hatshopsitu. The Life and Monuments of the Queen, Description of the Finding and Excavation of the Tomb
Author: Edouard Naville - Henri Édouard Naville was a Swiss egyptologist and Biblical Scholar.

Born in Geneva. He studied at the University of Geneva, King's College, London, the Universities of Bonn, Paris, and Berlin. He was a student of Karl Richard Lepsius and later his literary executor.

He first visited Egypt in 1865, where he copied the Horus texts in the temple at Edfu. During the Franco-Prussian War he served as a captain in the Swiss army. His early work concerned the solar texts and the Book of the Dead.In 1882 he was invited to work for the newly founded Egypt Exploration Fund. He excavated a number of sites in the Nile Delta, and many of the objects he found in his Delta excavations are preserved in the Cairo Museum, British Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the 1890s he excavated at the mortuary temple of Hatchepsut at Deir el Bahri where he was assisted by D. G. Hogarth, Somers Clarke and Howard Carter. In 1903-06 he returned to Deir el Bahri to excavate the Mentuhotep Temple, assisted by H. R. Hall. In 1910 he worked in the royal necropolis at Abydos and his last excavation work was in the Osireion at Abydos which was left incomplete at the start of World War I. Naville was the recipient of numerous international awards and honors and was the author of innumerable publications, both on his excavations and his textual studies. He died at Malagny (near Geneva) in 1926. Naville was an archaeologist of the old fashioned school that concerned itself with large scale clearance of sites and little regard for the detailed evidence possibly to be found in the course of excavation. In his life time he was criticized by W. M. Flinders Petrie for his archaeological methods and D. G. Hogarth was sent by the EEF to observe and report on the nature of his work at Deir el Bahri. His published reports are evidence of the lack of detail but this is also typical of much of the archaeological practice of the time.

Publisher: Archibald Constable and Co., Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/112 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 14.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering. Books shows wear at edges and corners. This is an ex-library volume with customary markings and attachments. Spine has been reinforced with tape. Hinges have also been reinforced. Pages are clean and bright. All plates are present.
 
Lot 4213

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This collection contains an A. M. C. Katahdin Guide from 1949, a War Department-issued German phrase book from 1943, various art-related titles, a promotional book for David Lean's Lawarence of Arabia, and numerous other items. 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 4214

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A History of the Greek City-States ca. 700-338 B. C. by Raphael Sealey - Dated 1976 by University of California Press - Faint stains to fore edge of text block.
- Megara: The Political History of a Greek City-State to 336 B. C. by Ronald P. Legon - Dated 1981 by Cornell University Press - First Edition - In dust jacket.
- The Development of the Athenian Constitution by George Willis Botsford - Dated 1965 by Johnson Reprint Corporation - Reprint of the 1893 Macmillan edition. Title 4 in the Cornell Studies in Classical Philology.
- A History of the Athenian Constitution to the End of the Fifth Century B. C. by C. Hignett - Dated 1962 by Oxford University Press (UK) - In dust jacket.
- Athenian Democracy by A. H. M. Jones - Dated 1969 by Basil Blackwell - In dust jacket.
- The Sacred and Civil Calendar of the Athenian Year by Jon D. Mikalson - Dated 1975 by Princeton University Press - First Edition - In dust jacket.
- A History of Greek Political Thought by T. A. Sinclair - Dated 1959 by Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd - In dust jacket.
 
Lot 4215

$120

Title: The Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria
Author: George Dennis
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Stated third edition.
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Solidly-bound volumes show mild external wear. Previous owner's name is stamped on half title pages. Pages show sporadic foxing (particularly strong at ends of volumes). Book is illustrated with numerous full-page and fold-out maps, as well as vignettes, plates and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 4216

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

- Message of the President of the United States, and Accompanying Documents, to the Two Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the First Session of the Thirty-Eighth Congress. Part 1. by uncredited author - Dated 1864 by Government Printing Office - Civil War years, title page detached but present. Gilt embossing to faded spine.

- Report of the Commissioner of Patents for the Year 1851. Part 1: Arts and Manufactures. by uncredited author - Dated 1852 by Government Printing Office - Gilt embossing to spine, spine cover almost completely detached. Pages clean and bright.

- Heroes of the Battle Road: A Narrative of events in Lincoln on the 18th and 19th of April, 1775, wherein are set forth the Capture of Paul Revere, Escape of Samuel Prescott, Heroism of Mary Hartwell and other stirring incidents by Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey - Dated 1930 by Walton Advertising & Printing Company - Signed and inscribed by author. Very light chipping to top and bottom of spine.

- The Constitution of the United States of America, with an Alphabetical Analysis by W. Hickey - Dated 1854 by uncredited - Decorative gilt binding, pages show foxing.
 
Lot 4217

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of art work shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains poster by Raph Fasanella, a framed and matted piece depicting the battle between the "Bon Homme Richard" and "The Serapis" in 1779, a Girogio de Chirico poster from The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and two matted drawings of boxer/ring that are unsigned. 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 4218

$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 Sue Grafton, Michael Connelly, and Nelson Demille, 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 4219

$10

Details: This lot includes the issues of Model Ship Builder shown in the corresponding image. These issues date from the 1980's and 90's. 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 4220

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the decorative antique books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles present in this collection are "Wolves of the Channel, 1681-1856" by W. Branch Johnson (Wishart & Co., 1931) and "English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century: Lectures Delivered at Oxford Easter Terms, 1893-4" by James Anthony Froude (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896). 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 4221

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique girls' series books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each of the five volumes in this lot were written by Joanna H. Mathews. Some titles included are "Bessie Bradford's Prize," "Maggie Bradford's Fair," and "Frankie Bradford's Bear." 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 4222

$70

Title: Corinthian Vase-Painting of the Archaic Period
Author: D. A. Amyx - Darrell Arlynn Amyx was an American classical archaeologist. His principal field of study was the archaic pottery of Corinth. Complimenting the pioneering work of John Beazley, Amyx applied stylistic analysis to the work of previously unnamed and unstudied Corinthian painters, discerning many otherwise forgotten "hands".

Born in Exeter, California, Amyx studied classics at Stanford University where he earned a bachelor's of arts degree in 1930. He pursued further studies at the University of California, Berkeley; earning first a master's degree in Latin in 1932 and later a Ph.D. in Latin and classical archaeology in 1937. He then studied in Greece as a Fulbright Scholar. He later was the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and four grants from the American Council of Learned Societies. In 1946 he joined the faculty at Berkeley where he taught until his retirement in 1978. In addition to teaching classes at Berkley he served variously as the art department's chair, assistant dean of the College of Letters and Science, and curator of classical art in the University Art Museum as well as the R.H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology.
Publisher: University of California Press
City: Berkeley
Year: 1988
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: Set of 3 volumes.: Vol. 1: Catalogue; Vol. II: Commentary; Vol. III: Indexes, Concordances and Plates. Title is volume XXV of the series California Studies in the History of Art.
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 4223

$175

Details: This lot includes the albums of chromolithographs and illustrated scrapbook material shown in the corresponding image. It should be noted that there are a number of antique trade cards. 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 4224

$45

Details: This lot includes the political poster shown in the corresponding image(s). Poster has a red swastika and a blue star above a long quotation by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler., contained within red horizontal and blue vertical borders. Print information along bottom right-hand edge reads "Hitler '70. Pro Art Inc., Medina, Ohio. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Poster measures approximately 21" x 33.25" and shows no tears, punctures or creasing. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 4225

$20

Title: The Ancient Church: Its History, Doctrine, Worship, and Constitution, Traced for the First Three Hundred Years
Author: W. D. Killen - William Dool was Professor of Church History at Presbyterian College, Belfast, during forty-eight years.

Publisher: James Nisbet and Co.
City: London
Year: 1859
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxii/656 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in brownish orange cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. This ex-library volume shows customary markings and attachments. Book shows light external wear. Binding it tight. Pages are clean and, with exception of library stamps and numbering at front and rear, unmarked. Some light foxing is visible on title page, dedication and final pages of text.
 
Lot 4226

$225

Title: Child of God
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1973
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 197 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Cormac McCarthy's third novel. Though the novel received critical praise, it was not a financial success. Like its predecessor, "Outer Dark," "Child of God" established McCarthy's interest in using extreme isolation, perversity, and violence to represent normal human experience. McCarthy ignores literary conventions — for example, he does not use quotation marks — and chops and changes among several styles of writing such as matter-of-fact descriptions, almost poetic prose, and colloquial first-person narration (with the speaker remaining unidentified).

Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as "a child of God much like yourself perhaps." Ballard's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce stated first edition of this the third novel from the critically acclaimed and highly regarded author. Top edges of volume show faint discoloration, book is otherwise in excellent condition. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and fresh. Price-clipped dust jacket featuring a full rear panel photo of a young McCarthy is well preserved.
 
Lot 4227

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of nautical ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes publications about nautical history, ships, the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, and whaling fleets. Also included are several volumes of "The American Neptune". 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 4228

$45

Title: Mycenaean Pictorial Vase Painting
Author: Emily Vermeule - Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule was an American classical scholar and archaeologist.

She earned an undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College in 1950, and earned a master's degree from Radcliffe College in 1954, and a Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr in 1956. As a Fulbright Scholar in 1950, she attended the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. As a Catherwood Fellow three years later, she studied at Oxford University. She married the archaeologist Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule III in 1957.

Emily became the Samuel Zemurray Jr. and Doris Zemurray-Stone Radcliffe Professor at Harvard University in 1970. In 1983 Vermeule received a Litt.D. from Bates College.

In 1982 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected Vermeule for the Jefferson Lecture, the U.S. federal government's highest honor for achievement in the humanities. Her lecture was entitled "Greeks and Barbarians: The Classical Experience in the Larger World," and dealt with the relationship between the Greeks and their "less civilized" neighbors.
, Vassos Karageorghis
Publisher: Harvard University Press
City: Cambridge
Year: 1982
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/417 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved volume is bound in white cloth with stamped black lettering to spine. Book shows very mild shelfwear, with light spotting at top edges of text block and top edges of boards. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front flylfeaf. Pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket shows light wear and fading to spine and panel edges, with small tears to top edges .
 
Lot 4229

$70

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of antique literature, both children's and adult) 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 4230

$50

Title: Private Houses and Graves in the Diyala Region
Author: Harold D. Hill, Pinhas Delougaz - Pierre Pinhas Delougaz was a Ukranian-born archeologist and excavator of the ancient site of Chogha Mish in Persia.

Delougaz began his career in field archeology as assistant architect with the Harvard University-Baghdad School expedition to Nuzi in northern Iraq in 1928-29. From 1929 to 1931 he was with Edmund Chiera at the excavation at Khorsabad in Iraq, beginning his long association with the Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago. Beginning in 1931 he directed the Oriental Institute excavation at Khafaja in the Diyala valley of central Iraq, and after the final season in 1938 he moved to the United States. He became a member of the faculty of The University of Chicago in 1949 and served as professor of archeology from 1960 to 1967. In the 1950s and 1960s he conducted excavations at Beth Yerah (Kherbat al-Kerak) in Israel and a survey expedition in Turkey and western Persia. In 1961 he began excavating at Chogha Mish, a large prehistoric and protohistoric site in north-central K¨uzestan, to which he devoted the remainder of his archeological career. He moved to the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) as professor of Near Eastern archeology in 1967, and the excavation at Chogha Mish was sponsored jointly for several seasons by that university and the Oriental Institute. In 1970 he also assumed the directorship of the Museum of Cultural History at U.C.L.A. (Biography courtesy of cdli.ucla.edu)

Seton Lloyd - Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, CBE, was an English archaeologist. He was President of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, Director of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara (President, 1948–1961), Professor of Western Asiatic Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology, University of London (1962–1969).

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1967
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/361 pages plus 82 plates and fold out
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: This title is Volume 88 of the Oriental Institute Publications series.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in brown and orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine. This ex-library volume shows mild external wear, with bumped outside corners. Customary library markings and attachments are present. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Fold-out maps, diagrams and charts are well preserved.
 
Lot 4231

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique games shown in the corresponding image. These items are in their original boxes. Some pieces are missing. 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 4232

$25

Title: The United States Great Northern: History of a Troop Transport
Author: D. K. Romig
Publisher: Eagle Press
City: New York
Year: 1919
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 98 pages plus 6 unnumbered pages for "Personal Reminiscences"
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: History of World War I U. S. navy vessel.
Condition / Notes: Scarce inscribed copy of this naval history. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Jan. 20, 1919. / To the Misses Emery / From the Great Northern / Gun Crews."

Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and fresh. Pages for "Personal Reminiscences" at rear of volume are blank. Illustrated with numerous photographs.  Tables of total of distances traveled. Lists of officers on date of cessation of hostilities and their duties Lists of crew.
 
Lot 4233

$55

Title: The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History
Author: John Lothrop Motley - John Lothrop Motley was an American historian and diplomat.

Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1859-1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spines have raised bands and gilt lettering. These ex-library volumes show mild shelfwear and have small paper labels to lower portion of spines. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Books are tightly bound, with marbled endpapers and edges. Previous owner's name or initials appear on preliminary pages. Pages are clean and without markings. First volume is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of William of Orange.
 
Lot 4234

$100

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). It should be noted that a number of these books are on the American Civil War. 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 4235

$90

Title: The Buccaneers of America: A True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years upon the Coasts of the West Indies by the Buccaneers of Jamaica and Tortuga (Both English and French) Wherein Are Contained More Especially the Unparalleled Exploits of Sir Henry Morgan, Our English Jamaican Hero, Who Sacked Porto Bello, Burnt Panama, Etc.
Author: John Esquemeling - Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin (also spelled Esquemeling, Exquemeling, or Oexmelin) was a French writer best known as the author of one of the most important sourcebooks of 17th century piracy, first published in Dutch as De Americaensche Zee-Roovers, in Amsterdam, by Jan ten Hoorn, in 1678.

Born about 1645, it is likely that Exquemelin was a native of Harfleur, France, who on his return from buccaneering settled in Holland, possibly because he was a Huguenot. In 1666 he was engaged by the French West India Company and went to Tortuga, where he stayed for three years. There he enlisted with the buccaneers, in particular with the band of Henry Morgan, whose confidante he was, probably as a barber-surgeon, and remained with them until 1674. Shortly afterwards he returned to Europe and settled in Amsterdam where he qualified professionally as a surgeon, his name appearing on the 1679 register of the Dutch Surgeons' Guild. However, he was later once again in the Caribbean as his name appears on the muster-roll as a surgeon in the attack on Cartagena in 1697.

The bibliographic legacy of Exquemelin's "History of the Bouccaneers of America" is complex. It has rightly been said that perhaps no book of the 17th century in any language was ever the parent of so many imitations and the source of so much fiction. The German translation, published in 1679 is a faithful translation of the original Dutch. A Spanish translation, published in 1681, however adds new material quite freely and without acknowledgment, and mistranslates the Dutch frequently, while the English translation of 1684 appears to be as much a translation of the Spanish edition, including most of its deviations from the Dutch original. The French translation of 1686, however is substantially a new work with many additions, including new pirate biographies and complete rearrangements in some sections incorporating new material of unknown source. Subsequent editions and translations added additional new material and whole biographies.

Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co.
City: London
Year: 1898
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxv/508 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative design showing buccaneer. Book shows moderate shelfwear. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's name appears in pencil at top of half title page. Pages are clean and unmarked. Illustrated with plates and and numerous full-page and in-text maps, including intact fold-out map of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. New York Times book review of April 23, 1933 of W. Adolphe Robert' "Sir Henry Morgan: Buccaneer and Governor" from is laid in.
 
Lot 4236

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of advertising, culinary and travel-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are antique souvenir books relating to World War I battles and sites in France, recipe books, menus, etc. 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.
 
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