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Lot 2001

$450

Details: This lot consists of a rare tintype of President Lincoln in an embossed paper cardmount.

The card measures 2.4" x 4".
Condition / Notes: This item is in excellent condition and may show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 2002

$275

Title: Duodecim Specula Deum aliquando videre desideranti concinnata.
Author: Joanne David
Publisher: Jan Moretus
City: Antwerp
Year: 1610
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 184 pages plus index et.
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in vellum with an engraved frontispiece that has been laid-in within the primaries and an engraved frontispiece of the Virgin Mary and child. 12 other engraved plates are within as well as decorated capitals.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full vellum showing mild to moderate signs of wear with a bowed cover and handwritten lettering on the spine. The endpapers and pages show mild to moderate ink inscriptions and markings in the margins of the title page and on blank leaves. The endpapers are cracking and have previous owner bookplate and pencil markings. The pages mild to moderate age toning, smudging and occasional foxing or moisture markings.

This volume has been collated and contains 2 plates, including the engraved title page. Also present are 12 full page illustrations. Ink markings to title page as well as front and rear endpapers. Pagination as follows: 8 unnumbered leaves, 1-184, 8 unnumbered leaves.
Lot 2003

$250

Title: New Topographical Atlas of Tompkins County, New York. From Actual Surveys Especially for this Atlas.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Stone & Stewart Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1866
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 57 pages
Width: 14.5" Height: 16"
Book Details: This large scale folio volume has marbled paper covered boards with a cloth spine covering. The work contains topographical maps of various towns in Tompkins County, including Ithaca, Caroline, Danby, Dryden and Lansing. These plates appear to be hand-colored. At the beginning of the volume also features three engraved architectural views of Ithaca and Binghamton.
Condition / Notes: This large scale volume of topographical information and maps shows mild to moderate signs of external wear, with rubbing and edgewear to the covers. The binding has been separated from the textblock. The pages and plates show mild to moderate age toning and foxing/moisture markings throughout.
Lot 2004

$110

Title: Memoir of Catharine Brown, A Christian Indian of the Cherokee Nation
Author: Rufus Anderson - Rufus Anderson was born in North Yarmouth, Maine, on August 17, 1796. His father, also named Rufus Anderson, was Congregationalist pastor of the church in North Yarmouth. His mother was Hannah Parsons. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1818, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1822, and was ordained as a minister in 1826. He married Eliza Hill (1804–1880) on January 8, 1827. He worked at the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) as an assistant while studying at Andover. In 1822 he applied to go to India but was asked to remain at headquarters and later appointed assistant secretary. In 1832 he was given total responsibility for overseas work. (courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Samuel T. Armstrong and Crocker & Brewster
City: Boston
Year: 1825
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 180 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Book Details: This antique volume is the first edition, which later on was re-published in 1831 by the American Sunday School Union. This volume is is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper covered board and is adorned with an engraved frontispiece.The text tells the story of Christian missionaries who worked among the Cherokees, specifically with Catharine Brown who later converted to Christianity.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild external age/wear with rubbing to the spine and extremities. The hinge of the front board is slightly cracked and the pages show moderate moisture markings and foxing throughout.
Lot 2005

$55

Title: The Works of Bret Harte: Riverside Edition. Collected and Revised by the Author.
Author: Bret Harte - Francis Bret Harte was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: No
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: Among the titles in this lot are "Tales of the Argonaturs and Eastern Sketches," "Frontier Stories," "The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Stories," and "Gabriel Conroy."

These books are handsomely bound in three-quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with stamped gilt lettering/decoration on the spines. The endpapers are marbled.
Condition / Notes: The exteriors of these antique volumes display mild edge wear and some sunning to the spines. The head of the spine cover of the "Poems" volume is detaching. The bindings are sound. The pages show mild age toning. There is an armorial bookplate from Hamilton Fish Webster affixed to the front pastedown of each volume.
Lot 2006

$475

Details: Original etching, restriking. "Woman's Head" by Kathe Kollwitz

Measures 14" by 18"

"Kathe Kollwitz (8 July 1867 – 22 April 1945) was a German artist, who worked with painting, printmaking (including etching,lithography and woodcuts) and sculpture. Her most famous art cycles, including The Weavers and The Peasant War, depict the effects of poverty, hunger, and war on the working class.Despite the realism of her early works, her art is now more closely associated with Expressionism. Kollwitz was the first woman elected to the Prussian Academy of Arts." -Wikipedia
Condition / Notes: This etching shows nicely, has been generally well maintained. Stored in a protective folder. Mounted.
Lot 2007

$175

Title: The New Gallery of British Art, Containing One Hundred and Twenty-one Engravings on Steel, from the Works of Distinguisted British Painters.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: c. 1880
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 11" Height: 15"
Book Details: This deluxe antique complete two-volume set is handsomely bound in folio full leather blind stamped and gilt with raised bands, gilt edges and marbled endpapers. The work is profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded steel engraved plates by distinguished artists such as W.H. Bartlett, Birket Foster, Sir Edwin Landseer, Sir Joshua Reynolds, T. Gainsborough, W. Hogarth and more.
Condition / Notes: This handsomely bound two-volume set is complete and shows mild external wear, with rubbing to the extremities and front hinge of volume two. The endpapers are bright and clean. The interior pages show mild to moderate foxing/moisture marks and light age toning. The plates are tissue guarded.
Lot 2008

$50

Details: 2Pcs This lot consists of two travel passes issued to Civil War officers in the state of New York. They are handwritten on lined paper and bear signatures.

Pages measure up to 6.4" x 7.45".
Condition / Notes: These documents are in excellent condition and may show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches, fading and soiling.
Lot 2009

$325

Title: Vita Beati P. Ignatii Loiolae Societatis Iesu Fundatoris [Life of the Blessed Ignatius of Loyola Founder of the Society of Jesus]
Author: Society of Jesus
Publisher: uncredited publisher
City: Rome
Year: 1609
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 66 pages numbered to 79
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in vellum and shows moderate signs of age/wear, with bowed covers. There are two rips to the back cover and the exterior shows mild edgewear and moderate markings to the leather. The frontispiece is missing and many of the pages have been restored. This volume contains 66 of the original 79 engraved plates. The pages show moderate age toning and and foxing/moisture marks throughout with signs of rips and tears that have been restored.The endpapers have a previous owner bookplate, label and inscriptions.
Lot 2010

$130

Title: Annales des Provinces-Unies
Author: Henri Basnage de Beauval - Henri Basnage de Beauval (7 August 1657 – 29 May 1710) was a French Huguenot historian and lexicographer, known also as a journal editor. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Chez Charles le Vier
City: La Haye
Year: 1726
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: No
Width: 11.5" Height: 18.5"
Book Details: This complete large-scale two-volume folio set it bound in three-quarters vellum with marbled paper covered boards. These volumes feature historical records of the Netherlands from the years 1646 to 1678. Volume one features the chronicles from the negotiations for the peace of Munster to the peace of Breda. Volume two features the chronicles from the peace of Aix-la-Chapelle to the peace of Nijmegen. These volumes are adorned with engraved ornaments.
Condition / Notes: The two-volume set is bound in later vellum and marbled paper boards, showing mild signs of exterior age/wear with light rubbing to the vellum. the interior pages show moderate age toning and foxing, primarily in margins. The page edges are chipped toward the beginning of the text with some loss to the leaves at the margins. Some chapter pages show age toning throughout.

Volume One: This volume has been collated. Light pen markings to several pages – text unobstructed. Replacement leaf tipped in for Nnnn, [Nnnn4]. Second title begins after page 150, signatures and pagination reset. Pagination as follows: i-viii, 2-150, 6-318, 139, 320-842.

Volume Two: This volume has been collated. Pagination as follows: 4 unnumbered leaves, I-XVII, 4-958, 22 unnumbered leaves.
Lot 2011

$70

Details: This lot consists of a partially hand-written deed granting a parcel of land in the former commonwealth of Virginia to one Daniel Witcher. The document has the signature of Henry A. Wise at the top and bottom and is dated to 1857. Measures 11.5" x 14.5" with frame.

"Henry Alexander Wise (December 3, 1806 – September 12, 1876) was an American lawyer and politician from Virginia. He was a U.S. Representative and Governor of Virginia, and US Minister to Brazil. During the American Civil War, he was a general in the Confederate States Army. He was the father of U.S. Representatives Richard Alsop Wise and John Sergeant Wise." --Wikipedia
Condition / Notes: This document is well preserved and may show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 2012

$90

Book Details: This group of antique books feature history of Connecticut, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Reminiscences of Father Hawley" (Mounted Original Photo on Front Piece); "Old Guilford" (Signed by Author); "The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles" (Yale University and Complete 3V Set).

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 2013

$70

Details: This lot consists of a CDV bearing a print of David Farragut. The portrait was taken in 1862.

The CDV measures 2.5" x 4".

"David Glasgow Farragut (also spelled Glascoe; July 5, 1801 – August 14, 1870) was a flag officer of the United States Navy during the American Civil War. He was the first rear admiral, vice admiral, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is remembered for his order at the Battle of Mobile Bay (in which he was victorious) usually paraphrased as "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" in U.S. Navy tradition...Farragut was appointed under secret instructions on February 3, 1862, to command the Gulf Blockading Squadron...
On April 18, Farragut ordered the mortar boats, under the command of Porter, to commence bombardment on the two forts, inflicting considerable damage, but not enough to compel the Confederates into surrender. After two days of heavy bombardment, Farragut ran past forts Jackson and St. Philip and the Chalmette batteries to take the city and port of New Orleans on April 29, a decisive event in the war. Congress honored him by creating the rank of rear admiral on July 16, 1862, a rank never before used in the U.S. Navy. Before this time, the American Navy had resisted the rank of admiral, preferring the term "flag officer", to distinguish the rank from the traditions of the European navies." --Wikipedia
Condition / Notes: This item is in excellent condition and may show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 2014

$120

Details: This lot consists of a Rare CDV with a portrait of Barbara Frietchie taken by Brady & Co. and a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier.

The CDV measures 2.5" x 4".

"Barbara Fritchie (née Hauer) (December 3, 1766 – December 18, 1862), also known as Barbara Frietchie, and sometimes spelled Frietschie, was a Unionist during the Civil War. She was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and married John Casper Fritchie, a glove maker, on May 6, 1806. She became famous as the heroine of the 1863 poem Barbara Frietchie by John Greenleaf Whittier, in which she pleads with an occupying Confederate general to 'Shoot if you must this old gray head, but spare your country's flag.'" --Wikipedia
Condition / Notes: This item is in good condition and may show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 2015

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique 1866-1867 compilation of Harper's New Monthly Magazine shown in the corresponding images, containing the first Mark Twain story published in America.

This antique bound compilation of Harper's New Monthly Magazine from 34 December, 1866 to May 1867 (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1867) contains Mark Twain's first nationally published story , "Forty-Three Days in an Open Boat" (the then-unknown author credited as "Mark Swain" in the index, much to his chagrin). Twain later recounted his debut in Harper's in his story "My Debut as a Literary Person."

From Wikipedia:
Harper's Magazine (also called Harper's) is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. Launched in June 1850, it is the second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the U.S.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This antique magazine compilation is bound in half-leather with light external age/wear. Pages 273-286 are absent (not affecting the Twain story). The pages and illustrations show light toning and occasional foxing, mostly in the margins. The volume measures approximately 6.75" by 9.75".
Lot 2016

$110

Details: 2Pcs This lot consists of albumen CDV portraits of Civil War Generals George B. McClellan and William T. Sherman.

The cards measure up to 2.45" x 4.1".
Condition / Notes: These items are in excellent condition and may show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 2017

$225

Details: 7Pcs This lot consists of seven CDV cards with portraits of prominent Civil War Union officers including BANKS, G. G. MEADE, MEAGHER, SHERIDAN, SHERMAN, G.H. THOMAS, U. S. GRANT. The cards are from circa 1860's.

Each card measures approximately 2.5" x 4" and some have colored borders.
Condition / Notes: These cards are in excellent condition/well preserved and may show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 2018

$25

Title: The Union Assessment Committee Act, 1862; with Introduction, Notes, and an Appendix, Containing the Circular Letters of the Poor Law Board Upon the Act. Seventh Edition, with Additional Notes, the Amendment Act of 1864, the Poor Law Board's Circular Letters Thereon, and an Explanatory Preface.
Author: W. G. Lumley
Publisher: Shaw and Sons
City: London
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 113 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is the seventh edition of the work, which includes a preface to the sixth edition, Introductory notes to the fourth edition, and Abstract of the Acts before the text of the 1862 Act. It is firmly bound in red library cloth.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is ex-library and is firmly bound in red library cloth. The spine and front cover have library markings. The pages are clean and show nicely with occasional library stamps. The front pastedown has a library bookplate and the rear endpapers have library labels and treatments.
Lot 2019

$25

Title: Shakespeare's Himself Again: Or the Language of the Poet Asserted: Being a Full but Dispassionate Examen of the Readings and Interpretations of the Several Editors. The Whole Comprised in a Series of Notes, Sixteen Hundred in Number, and Further Illustrative of the more Difficult Passages in his Plays, to the Various Editions of which the Present Volumes form a Complete and Necessary Supplement.
Author: Andrew Beckett
Publisher: Printed by A. J. Valpy
City: London
Year: 1815
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: From the Preface:
"The world is in possession of so many excellent discourses respecting Shakspeare, that to insist on his merit at the present day were only to repeat sentiments contained in them. But though the general excellence of the Poet, is admitted on all hands, his particular pression has (except in the instance of the Editor Warburton,) been very frequently misunderstood. This is a matter, however, whihc will best appear by an attentive perusal of the notes and observations which I have now the honor of submitting to the public opinion."

This complete antique two-volume set is rebound in library binding. The work combines Shakespeare's texts with commentary throughout.
Condition / Notes: This volume is rebound ex-library brown cloth. The exterior shows nicely with library labels on both spines. The interior pages show mild to moderate age toning with light foxing. The rear endpapers have library treatments and the front pastedowns have previous owner bookplates.
Lot 2020

$55

Details: 27 Pcs. This lot comprises 27 issues of Life magazine weekly from 1940.

Lot contains 27 chronological weekly issues of Life from June 24th, 1940 to December 30, 1940.

These issues cover a variety of popular culture, and international current events during 1940.

Measure approx. 14" by 10 1/2" each.
Condition / Notes: These antique issues of Life have been generally well maintained, show nicely with mild to moderate age and wear.
Lot 2021

$90

Details: 3Pcs This lot consists of an autographed portrait of the third President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat along with the original letter and envelope used to send the photograph to America.

The official portrait was requested by an American family and was sent with a letter hand-signed by then Director of the Public Relations Department Mahmoud H. Abdel Nasser. The letter is dated "28.11.1978". The envelope bears the family name and address. The autograph is addressed to "Mr & Mrs Roy Rogan and sons Reggie and Randy" and sends the Presidents "Best Wishes". The documents measure 7.5" x 9.5".
Condition / Notes: These documents are in excellent condition and may show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 2022

$130

Title: Avant Garde Number 8, Picasso's Erotic Gravures
Author: Pablo Picasso - Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian airforces at the behest of the Spanish nationalist government during the Spanish Civil War. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Editor: Ralph Ginzburg - Ralph Ginzburg (October 28, 1929 – July 6, 2006) was an American author, editor, publisher and photo-journalist. He was best known for publishing books and magazines on erotica and art and for his conviction in 1963 for violating federal obscenity laws. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Avant-Garde Media, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1969
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 11" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: "This special issue of Avant-Garde is devoted entirely to one subject: A series of erotic gravures, or engravings, by Pablo Picasso, the pre-eminent artist of our time. They are intended to stand, as Picasso himself has said, 'As an abiding celebration of life itself.'"

This vintage first edition volume is bound in brown paper with work of Picasso's as the rear cover. A combination of full sized and smaller engravings and illustrations are printed upon multiple colored pages, depicting erotic subjects and the human figure. A subscription card to Avant-Garde is intact at the rear of the volume.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows nicely with light age toning. The illustrations are bright and clean.
Lot 2023

$20

Book Details: This group of antique books feature European history, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Totenmasken;" "Pompeiana The Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii;" "The Drafting of the Covenant" (2V Set).

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. There are signs of ex-library labeling and one volume textblock is separated from the binding.
Lot 2024

$120

Book Details: This group of antique and vintage books feature the history of Asia, Far East, and India, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Travels in Tartary;" "Forty One Years in India;" "China Mother of Gardens" (Includes Laid in Plate); " Notes on the Revolt in the North Western Provinces of India;" "News From Tartary" (First Printing A).

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 2025

$70

Title: Philosophia peripatetica Austriacorum Caesarum symbolis adumbrata, sub audspiciis Augustissimi et invictissimi Romanorum imperatoris Leopoldi, honori reverendissimi et celsissimi principis amplissimi perpetuiq; cancellarij, rectoris magnifici, spectabilium decanorum
Author: Christopher Volckman, Georgio Firmo - Georgio Fiormo was a Jesuit scholar.
Publisher: Typis Universitatis Carolo-Ferdinandeae, Collegio Society: Jesu
City: Prague
Year: 1673
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated; 120 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This seventeenth-century emblem book contains a portrait of each of the Habsburg kings and emperors, from Rudolf I (who began his reign in 1273) to Leopold I (reigning at the time of publication). Each portrait is followed by three emblematic engravings and worshipful prose and poetry.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has a text block separated front its full vellum binding. There is moderate to heavy external age/wear. The title page is separated from the text. The pages and engravings show moderate toning and scattered foxing/smudging.
Lot 2026

$70

Details: This lot consists of a CDV portrait of Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth. The card measures 2.5" x 4".

"Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth (April 11, 1837 – May 24, 1861) was a law clerk and United States Army soldier, best known as the first conspicuous casualty[1] and the first Union officer killed[2] in the American Civil War. He was killed while removing a Confederate flag from the roof of the Marshall House Inn of Alexandria, Virginia, at the behest of Abraham Lincoln, as the flag had been visible from the White House as a defiant sign of the growing rebellion. Before his death, as tension built up toward the war, Colonel Ellsworth had been the leader of a famous touring military drill team known as the "Fire Zouaves" and was a close personal friend of Lincoln. Lincoln called him "the greatest little man I ever met", and his body lay in state at the White House after his death. Following his death, "Remember Ellsworth" would become a Union rallying cry. While the first conspicuous death of the Civil War, the first casualties of the war occurred more than a month earlier during the Baltimore riot." --Wikipedia
Condition / Notes: This item is in excellent condition and may show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 2027

$50

Book Details: This group of decorative antique books feature children's literature, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Animals of the Bible;" "The Happy Prince and Other Stories;" and "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1927 Facsimile of First Edition).

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
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