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Lot 3001

$400

Title: Through Unknown Tibet
Author: Montagu Sinclair Wellby
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1898
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/ 440 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in light brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. An inlaid black drawing depicting riders and horses appears in the lower half of the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, a title-page illustration and plates. Four well-preserved folding maps are contained in the pocket at the rear of the volume. This volume offers appendices and an index.
Lot 3002

$850

Title: Le costume historique: cinq cents planches, trois cents en couleurs, or et argent, deux cents en camaieu. Types principaux du vetement et de la parure rapproches de ceux de l'interieur de l'habitation dans tous les temps et chez tous les peuples, avec de nombreux details, sur le mobilier, les armes, les objets usuels, les moyens en transport, etc.
Author: Auguste Racinet
Publisher: Libraire de Firmin-Didot et Cie, Imprimeur de l'Institut
City: Paris
Year: 1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 12" Height: 16.5"
Book Details: The first volume is mainly explanatory text with an "Introduction générale" by the author dated "Juin 1887." Remaining volumes consist mainly of plates, accompanied by descriptive text and were published in twenty "livraisons" 1877-1886.
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique set is bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The spines have raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. The books show light shelfwear, with occasional mild rubbing to the front and/or rear boards, and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. The bindings are firm. The title page is printed in red and black. The pages are clean and bright. These volumes have a gilt top edge and marbled endpapers. This work is illustrated with 500 color and monochrome leaves of plates. Some plates are heightened in gold and silver. A glossary, a bibliography and indices appear in the first volume.

The first volume contains an index of all 500 plates. Plate numbers correspond to a symbol, which is found in this index. Each volume is said to contain 100 plates, some of which are described as “double” (owing possibly to their size rather than their number) and are counted as two. Due to this, the number of plates in each volume is as follows:

Vol. II: 88 (12 double)
Vol. III: 95 (5 double)
Vol. IV: 99 (1 double)
Vol. V: 94 (6 double)
Vol. VI: 97 (3 double)

All plates were found to be intact and accounted for. The order of the plates was slightly off in Vol. II: Plates 67-69 are inserted between plates 42 and 43, after which the order resumes as normal.
Lot 3003

$60

Title: New England Book of Fruit; Containing an Abridgment of Manning's Descriptive Catalogue of the Most Valuable Varieties of the Pear, Apple, Peach, Plum, and Cherry, for New England Culture. To Which Are Added the Grape, Quince, Gooseberry, Currant, and Strawberry, with Outlines of Many of the Finest Sorts of Pears Drawn from Nature; With Directions for Pruning, Grafting, and General Modes of Culture
Author: John M. Ives
Publisher: W. & S. B. Ives
City: Salem
Year: 1847
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/144 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is an abridgement of Robert Manning's study of New England fruits by John Ives.

This antique volume is bound in embossed dark brown cloth covers, with gilt pears on the front cover. This book has been rebacked with a paper spine. The spine edges display mild chipping. Minor loss can be seen at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. Traces of the removal of an attachment can be seen on the front pastedown. The pages exhibit light toning. This work offers a number of textual illustrations.
Lot 3004

$110

Title: The Fun and Fighting of the Rough Riders
Author: Tom Hall
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/242 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is a memoir by a first lieutenant and Quartermaster of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, better known as the Rough Riders, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish–American War and the only one of the three to see action.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in yellow paper-covered boards, with dark blue lettering to the spine and front cover. The front cover has an illustration in dark blue and yellow depicting a officer mounted on a horse, with what appears to be a tropical landscape in the background. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and without markings.
Lot 3005

$110

Details: This lot includes the antique engraving shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled "A Perspective View of Lake George "and "Plan of Ticonderoga," this piece by H. Skinner was published by John Hinton in London in 1759. It was engraved for the "Universal Magazine" November, 1759 and offers a view and a map celebrating the British taking of Fort Ticonderoga in 1759. The sheet size is 10 x 6.25 inches.

1759 was the year in which the tide turned in favor of the British in her war with France and her allies. This highly detailed and handsome view and map show the location of one important British victory: the taking of the French Port Carillon that guarded the waterway connecting Lakes George and Champlain, an integral link in the Hudson Corridor.

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Condition / Notes: This well-preserved piece shows two horizontal folds.
Lot 3006

$300

Title: A Guide Book to West Point and Vicinity; Containing Descriptive, Historical, and Statistical Sketches of the United States Military Academy, and of Other Objects of Interest
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: J. H. Colton
City: New York
Year: 1844
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 112 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is an early West Point Military Academy guide, complete with its map.Rarely found in such lovely condition, the guide is an enjoyable and informative work about the place and the nature of the undertaking. Many of the students then attending the Academy in 1844 would fight in the Mexican War and then against one another thirteen years later.

This antique volume is bound in publisher's brown cloth, with covers blocked in blind, and upper cover titled in gold. The book shows light external wear, with very minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is firm. A period inscription appears at the top of the front flyleaf reading "G. B. Pearson / with the compliments of E. W. (illegible letter or name)." The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. The fold-out frontispiece hand-colored map is well preserved. This lithographed map is by Endicott.

This volume has been collated. There was found to be a foldout map frontispiece and 112 numbered pages. The text appears complete.
Lot 3007

$150

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique bound compilations of "Niles' Weekly Register" shown in the corresponding images.

These two compilations, measuring approximately 7" x 10" each, cover March-September, 1828 and March-September, 1829. Articles discuss West Point Academy, American trade with China, Henry Clay, the Susquehanna Railroad, a railroad from Ithaca to the Hudson River, the East India company, an expedition to the Pacific Ocean, and an uprising of slaves in Louisiana.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. These volumes contain foxing and some tide markings.

In Volume 36: There is writing in the margin of page 65/6. There is a closed tear on page 211/2.
Lot 3008

$225

Details: This lot includes the Japanese woodblock prints shown in the corresponding image(s). This assortment contains both prints on paper and cloth. These pieces offer depictions of samurai, soldiers in combat, an attack with burning structures in the background, and what appear to be court scenes, with both interior and exterior views. One of these pieces offers a tranquil village scene, with cherry blossoms in the foreground and Mount Fuji in the background.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces may show tearing and creasing, with minor loss. The colors remain quite bright.
Lot 3009

$225

Title: The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Chistie's
City: New York
Year: 2011
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9.25" Height: 12"
Book Details: The contents are as follows:

I. The legendary jewels. --
II. Jewelry (sessions 2 & 3). --
III. The icon & her haute couture. --
IV. Fashion & accessories. --
V. Fine and decorative arts & film memorabilia, including costume. --
Gallery guide.
Condition / Notes: Each of the six volumes is bound in illustrated gray wrappers. The books are in excellent condition (The fourth volume is still preserved in shrink wrap). The slipcase shows light shelfwear.

This work is lavishly illustrated with color photographs of jewelry and collectibles owned by one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema. There are numerous double-page and fold-out illustrations.
Lot 3010

$250

Title: Discourses on Several Public Occasions During the War in America. Preached Chiefly with a View to the Explaining the Importance of the Protestant Cause, in the British Colonies; and the Advancement of Religion, Patriotism and Military Virtue. Among which are a discourse on Adversity; and also a Discourse on Planting the Sciences, and the Propagation of Christianity, in the untutored Parts of the Earth. With an Appendix, containing some other pieces.
Author: William Smith - William Smith was the first provost of the University of Pennsylvania.

Publisher: Printed for A. Millar, R. Griffiths, and G. Keith
City: London
Year: 1759
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii / 246 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work, with page ix misnumbered as xi. This antique volume is bound in leather with raised bands on the spine. The front board is detached. There is heavy rubbing and scuffing to the covers, and some chipping and other wear at the edges and corners. The text block is solid.

Notations in ink and pencil (some period, some later) appear on the preliminaries and title page. The text pages show moderate age toning and scattered light spotting, mostly in the margins.
Lot 3011

$45

Details: This lot consists of the vintage propaganda images of Mao shown in the corresponding images.

These stencil printed posters display Chairman Mao as the red sun, and often include images of sunflowers and slogans such as "Sunflowers turn to the Sun (Chairman Mao is the Sun). All hearts lean towards Beijing", "Chairman Mao is the Red Sun in Our Hearts.", and "You Need a helmsman at sea for revolution you must depend on - Mao Zedong though." -"Lin Biao"

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications. This may include edge wear/tears, creasing/fold marks or, discoloration. One print has tape repairs to verso. Posters measure approximately 16" x 10.5".
Lot 3012

$425

Title: Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22
Author: John Franklin - Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin KCH FRGS RN was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer of the Arctic. Franklin also served as Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) from 1837 to 1843. He disappeared on his last expedition, attempting to chart and navigate a section of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic. The icebound ships were abandoned and the entire crew perished from starvation, hypothermia, tuberculosis, lead poisoning and scurvy. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1823
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/781 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: In 1819, Lieutenant John Franklin, a career Naval Officer who had been at the battle
of Trafalgar, was placed in command of an expedition appointed to proceed overland
from the Hudson Bay to the shores of the Arctic Sea, and to determine the trendings
of that coast eastward of the Coppermine river. At this period the northern coast of
the American continent was known at two isolated points only, - this, the mouth of
the Coppermine river (which, as Franklin discovered, was erroneously placed four
degrees of latitude too much to the north), and the mouth of the Mackenzie far to
the west of it. Lieutenant Franklin and his party, consisting of Dr Richardson,
Midshipmen George Back and Robert Hood, and a few boatmen, arrived at the depot of
the Hudson's Bay Company at the end of August 1819, and making an autumnal journey
of 700 miles spent the first winter on the Saskatchewan. Owing to the supplies which
had been promised by the North-West and Hudson's Bay Companies not being forthcoming
the following year, it was not until the summer of 1821 that the Coppermine was
ascended to its mouth, and a considerable extent of sea-coast to the eastward
surveyed. The return journey led over the region known as the Barren Ground, and was
marked by the most terrible sufferings and privations and the tragic death of
Lieutenant Hood. The survivors of the expedition reached York Factory in the month
of June 1822, having accomplished altogether 5550 miles of travel. While engaged on
this service Franklin was promoted to the rank of commander (1st of January 1821),
and upon his return to England at the end of 1822 he obtained the post rank of
captain and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. The first edition of the
narrative of this expedition was published in the following year and became at once
a classic of travel. The present edition, sometimes referred to as the second issue
of the first edition, has an enlarged introduction, contains an additional natural
history plate and a more detailed map, among other changes.

Abbey Travel II, 635; Arctic Bibliography 5194; Hill 635; Lande 1181; Sabin 25624;
Staton & Tremaine 1248
Condition / Notes: This is the second quarto edition; this edition is considerably scarcer than the first.

This antique volume, originally bound in later 19th-century black leather over black morocco-graned cloth-covered boards, lacks its spine cover and has a detached boards. The bookplate of the Western Reserve Historical Society appears in the upper outside corner of the front pastedown. The flyleaves are also detached. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing and offsetting. This work is illustrated with 31 engraved or aquatint plates (11 hand colored) by Edward Finden, J. Curtis and others after Robert Hood (8) and George Back (15), Hood & Backl (1), J. Swan (1), and J. Curtis (6), four fold-out maps. Blindstamps appear on the frontispiece, the title pages, H1 and all the plates and maps. There is ink numbering to the verso of the title page and page 48, tear to N2 and Q2, and surface damage to page 210.
Lot 3013

$90

Details: This lot includes the antique engraving shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled "A Perspective View of Montreal in Canada," this fine copper-engraving was published in The Universal Magazine in 1765. It offers a view of the city on the Saint Lawrence River, with ships and boats in the foreground.

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Condition / Notes: It is in very good condition with the usual two vertical creases where folded into the Magazine. Sheet size: 7 3/4 x 11 3/4
Lot 3014

$80

Title: Life of General Taylor
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Lindsay & Blakiston
City: Philadelphia
Year: c. 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 227 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blindstamped cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine. There is sunning to the spine and covers, as well as rubbing concentrated at the edges. The binding is solid.

A frontispiece portrait depicts Zachary Taylor, as does a full-color with gilt illustrated title page. The pages show moderate age toning and spotting/foxing. This work is copiously illustrated with numerous line drawings depicting scenes from Taylor's life.
Lot 3015

$60

Details: This lot consists of the vintage women's magazines shown in the corresponding images.

Included are 19 issues of "Woman's Home Companion" c1950-1955, and 11 issues of "Woman's Day" c1948-1954. Magazines contains articles on fashion, beauty, travel, DIY projects, celebrities, and current events including the Korean War.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications which may include chipping or loss to wrapper or, toning/discoloration.
Lot 3016

$130

Title: A Book Hunter's Holiday: Adventures with Books and Manuscripts
Author: A. S. W. Rosenbach - Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach was an avid American collector, scholar, and seller of rare books and manuscripts.

Abraham was the youngest of the eight children of Morris Rosenbach (May 14, 1820 — May 8, 1885) and Isabella H. Polock (November 26, 1834 — July 25, 1906), who were married on November 11, 1857. As a child, Abraham spent much time in the shop of his maternal uncle, Moses Polock (May 14, 1817 — August 16, 1903), a well-known and somewhat eccentric antiquarian bookseller. Polock's famous shop was located at 406 Commerce Street in Philadelphia. Abraham got his start collecting while a freshman in college at the University of Pennsylvania. His company, simply called the Rosenbach Company, went on to help assemble the extensive collections of the Huntington Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library. He also worked for private clients such as J. P. Morgan, Lessing Rosenwald, and Harry Elkins Widener. He published several articles and even books in order to reinforce the interest in rare books and manuscripts.

Rosenbach is credited with popularizing the collecting of American literature at a time when only European literature was considered collectible. He also advanced the idea of book collecting as a means of investment.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1936
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/258 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition signed by the author on the limitation page. This is copy number 281 of 760 printed at the Riverside Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This volume is bound in black cloth over beveled boards, with gilt-lettered red labels to the spine and the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. A gift inscription, dated Christmas 1936, can be seen on the front flyleaf. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with numerous plates offering images of rare book bindings and illustration, as well as facsimiles and portraits.
Lot 3017

$90

Details: This lot includes the antique Italian broadside shown in the corresponding image(s). The drophead title for this work is "In Funere Hieronymi Pompeii patricii Veronensis Omni Graeca, Latina et Italica eruditione clarissimi Elegia Antonii Mariae Pedrotti." This work was published in 1788. It is a mint example of fine printing from the Tipografia Ramanzini of Verona. This very rare work is the elegy in Latin verse that was read at Girolamo Pompei's funeral, probably by the author, Antonio Maria Pedrotti , who went on to edit the first collected works of Pompei's works and translations, published in 6 volumes between 1790 and 1791. Girolamo Pompei (1731-1788) is best known for his own "Canzoni pastorale" and his translations of Plutarch's "Le vite parallele," Ovid's "L'epistole," Grammaticus Musaeus' "Le avventure d'Ero e di Leandro" and other works.


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Condition / Notes: This piece measures approximately 14.25" x 19.75" and shows three vertical folds. It is preserved in a window mat measuring approximately 20.25" x 26.25".
Lot 3018

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the Jewish books-on-books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Jewish Typography and Bookmaking Art" by Herman Frank (Hewbrew-American Typographical Union, 1938, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary), "Studies in Jewish Bibliography History and Literature" (edited by Charles Berlin, Ktav Publishing House, Inc., 1971), and "Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana" (Amsterdam University Press, 1994).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 3019

$130

Details: This lot includes the antique map in two sheets of the champagne and wine region of France shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled "Carte de la Champagne et des pays voisins ou l'on voit la Generalite de Chalons partie de celle de Soissons &c." [and] "Partie Meridionale de Champagne," this work of antique cartography was published in Paris in 1713 (Sur le quai de l' Horloge). It was engraved by Lieues with period outline colour. The image size (including text) is 25 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches, the sheet size 26 3/4 x 20 inches.

This highly detailed map of Champagne in two sheets is by the great French cartographer, Guillaume De L'Isle, from the atlas entitled "Atlas de Geographie."

Guillaume de l'Isle (1675-1726) was son of a cartographer and a pupil Jean Dominique Cassini, who among other important contributions, aligned the study of astronomy to the study of geography. Under Cassini's direction, observations were made from locations all over the world that enabled longitudinal calculations to be made with much greater accuracy. De l'Isle carried on this exacting work with remarkable dedication and integrity, constantly revising and improving his maps. While precision was his primary goal, his maps are invariably elegant and attractive.

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Condition / Notes: The map entitled "Partie meridionale..." display a faint moisture marking along the top edge and the upper half of each side edge, with minor loss at the top of the right -hand side (not affecting content). The other map has similar staining, with archival repairs visible at the left-hand side and top edge of the recto. Small tears can be seen on the left side..
Lot 3020

$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 Unparalled 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.

Peter Benchley, in his book "The Island," referred to Exquemelin at length, having used his work in his research.
Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. / Charles Scribner's Sons
City: London / New York
Year: 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxv / 508 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation (depicting a pirate) on the spine. There is some rubbing and fraying concentrated at the edges of the spine and covers. The binding is sound.

The text block is adorned with black endpapers. The bookplate of a former owner is affixed to the lower right corner of the rear pastedown. A frontispiece portrait depicts Sir Henry Morgan. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light spotting/foxing. This work contains several plates depicting buccaneers and nautical maps.
Lot 3021

$175

Book Details: This lot consists of the history of Jewish art and writing books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Jewish Medals" (Clarkson N. Potter, 1970) and "Medieval Jewish Seals from Europe" (Wayne State University Press, 1987) by Daniel M. Friedenberg, "Treasures of Jewish Art" by Cornelia Bodea (Center for Romanian Studies, 2002), and "Luminous Art: Hanukkah Menorahs of the Jewish Museum" by Susan L. Braunstein (Yale University Press, 2004).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 3022

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage Soviet space program books shown in the corresponding images.

Include is an autographed volume by Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space. Volumes are in illustrated covers.

The books in this collection are from the personal library of Patrick Daly, who had a keen interest in questions relating to Communism, the Soviet Union, and China. He was a member of the Society of Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU). A group of SACU had been invited by the Chinese to visit China in 1970 and again in 1974. He was privileged to be one of them. During their stay they visited communes, factories, and schools.

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Autographed volume has detached text block.
Lot 3023

$150

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique bound compilations of "Niles' Weekly Register" shown in the corresponding images.

These two compilations, measuring approximately 7" x 10" each, cover September, 1826 to September, 1827. Articles discuss an Arctic land expedition, John Q. Adams, slave trade on the coast of Africa, the imprisonment of Napoleon Bonaparte, Cherokee lands in Georgia, British troops in Portugal, British-Colonial trade, and the projected railroad between Baltimore and Ohio.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. These volumes contain light foxing and tide markings.
Lot 3024

$120

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique New England history books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are a first edition of "Life of William Hickling Prescott" by George Ticknor (Ticknor and Fields, 1864), "A General History of Connecticut" by "a gentleman of the province" (D. Clark and Co., 1829; leather-bound and containing engraved plates), and a volume of Vermont State Papers from 1823. It should be noted that "A Centennial Historical Sketch of the Town of New London" by W.H. Starr has a detaching front board, and "The History of Manchester, Formerly Derryfield" has a detached front board and loose spine cover.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 3025

$120

Title: The Life of Francis Marion
Author: W. Gilmore Simms - William Gilmore Simms was a poet, novelist and historian from the American South. His writings achieved great prominence during the 19th century, with Edgar Allan Poe pronouncing him the best novelist America had ever produced. In recent decades, Simms's novels have fallen out of favor, although he is still known among literary scholars as a major force in antebellum Southern literature. He is also remembered for his strong support of slavery and for his opposition to "Uncle Tom's Cabin," in response to which he wrote reviews and a novel.
Publisher: George F. Cooledge & Brother
City: New York
Year: 1844
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 347 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion (February 26, 1732 – February 27, 1795) was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. Acting with the Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the British in their occupation of South Carolina in 1780 and 1781, even after the Continental Army was driven out of the state in the Battle of Camden.

Due to his irregular methods of warfare, he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare, and is credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers. He was known as the Swamp Fox. (Information courtesy of WIkipedia)

Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. Very minor loss is visible at the outside corners of the boards. Some fraying/chipping is visible at the top/bottom of the spine cover. The binding is sound. The publisher's advertisements appear on the front endpaper. The bookplate of Charles R. Sanders, Jr. appears at the bottom edge of the rear pastedown. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing. Pages 144/150 are detached. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece depicting the Battle of Fort Moultrie, an additional engraved title page, and ten plates.
Lot 3026

$120

Title: La peinture decorative en France du XVIe au XVIIIe siecle
Author: Pierre Gelis-Didot
Publisher: Charles Schmid, Editeur
City: Paris
Year: circa 1895
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: [216] pages illustrations, 60 color plates
Width: 13.25" Height: 18.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique blind-stamped red cloth portfolio contains loose color plates, originally issued in 10 parts, illustrating French mural painting and decoration. The portfolio show significant external wear, having separated in two parts, with detaching spine cover displaying tearing and loss. The covers display soiling. The cloth ties are present at the edges of the boards. The leaves exhibit light age toning, concentrated at the edges. This work is illustrated with 60 color lithographs, as well as numerous textual illustrations. This work has been collated and is complete.
Lot 3027

$80

Title: Western Africa: Its History, Condition, and Prospects
Author: John Leighton Wilson - John Leighton Wilson, an alumnus of Columbia Theological Seminary, and his wife Jane Bayard Wilson were the first missionaries to West Africa by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

Leighton Wilson was born in Sumter, S.C on March 25, 1809. He graduated from Union College, NY in 1829 and Columbia Theological Seminary in 1833. In the fall of 1833 he sailed to West Africa to identify for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (located in Boston) the best location for the Board’s first mission in West Africa. Cape Palmas, Liberia, was chosen for work among the Grebo people. Returning to the U.S. in 1834, he married Mary Elizabeth Bayard of Savannah, a daughter of a wealthy and aristocratic family. They sailed for Cape Palmas the fall of that year. During the next seven years they established schools for the Grebo, developed a Grebo alphabet, wrote the first Grebo dictionary and grammar, and translated into Grebo not only portions of the Bible but also school book sand hymns. These were printed by their African American missionary colleague B. V. R. James. The Wilsons freed their inherited slaves, provided for their transportation to Cape Palmas and helped them to become established in the African American settler community at the Cape.

While at Cape Palmas, Leighton Wilson wrote copious reports about Grebo culture and challenged white stereotypes of Africans. He vigorously opposed the international slave trade and was often quoted in William Lloyd Garrison’s abolitionist paper The Liberator. Conflict between the African American settlers and the Grebo led the Wilsons to conclude reluctantly that African American colonization in Liberia was, like white colonization in South Africa, an act of imperialism. They came to regret helping their freed slaves come to the Cape, thinking that New England would have been a better place for them to start a new life of freedom. Leighton Wilson began to compare the African American settlers to whites in Georgia who were taking the land of the Cherokees.

In 1842, the Wilsons and their colleagues with the American Board turned over their work to a nearby Episcopal mission and moved to Gabon. They had concluded that the conflict between the settlers and the Grebo was too disruptive for the work of the mission. A number of Grebo who had been converted and who had completed their education at the mission school went with them to be teachers in Gabon. A new mission was established at Baraka, near present day Libreville, Gabon, among the Mpongwe people. Schools were quickly established in various towns and villages around the Gabon estuary. An alphabet for the Mpongwe language was soon developed and once again Leighton Wilson wrote a dictionary and grammar of the indigenous language. He translated portions of the New Testament into Mpongwe. When the French began to occupy the estuary, the Wilsons and the other American missionaries supported the Mpongwe in their attempt to resist the imperialism of the French. On one occasion a French naval vessel bombarded the mission at Baraka trying to intimate the missionaries. When American naval ships arrived in the estuary, the French apologized for the bombardment and a serious international incident was avoided.

On a visit to the U.S. in 1848, Leighton Wilson took with him a skeleton of a large ape never before seen by whites. Named the gorilla by a Harvard professor, his description of it encouraged a growing scientific racism.

Ill health forced the Wilsons to return to the U.S. in 1852. Shortly after he was elected Secretary for the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions located in New York. They purchased a large home in the city and over the next eight years welcomed to it many missionaries and recent converts from various mission fields. In 1856 Wilson’s book Western Africa was published by Harper and Brothers. A careful and appreciative study of West African cultures and societies, the book still serves as an early resource for anthropologists and historians of West Africa.

As the Civil War approached, the Wilsons felt a growing tension. They heard the siren voice of their Southern homeland calling from deep within their memories. They sought to resist its seductions, but the call became more insistent and, finally, irresistible. In spite of their years of fighting slavery, they gave themselves to a history and a people committed to maintaining slavery and its deep oppression—both an act of deep love for a place and people, and the desertion of a moral vision. Wilson was soon made the Secretary for Foreign Missions for the newly formed Southern Presbyterian Church. After the Civil War he directed a growing mission movement by Southern Presbyterians. He died in 1885 in the plantation home where he had been born. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 527 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: A history of Western Africa, describing the scenery, inhabitants, geography, government, the slave trade, and more.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The bookplate of John Ralph Willis is affixed to the front pastedown. The pages exhibit light foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of "a Gabun chief," plates and textual illustrations.
Lot 3028

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the two scarce German-language editions of works originating in Mao's Communist China shown in the corresponding image(s). One is a first German-language miniature edition of "Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung," a work commonly known in the West as the "Little Red Book." This edition was published in China in 1968 by the Foreign Language Press. It contains 370 pages. A tissue-guarded portrait of Chairman Mao appears at the front of the volume. The second bears the title "Dokumente des IX. Parteitags der Kommunistischen Partei Chinas" (Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1969) and presents documents of the 9th Communist Party Congress. This work contains 200 pages and presents 7 photographs at the front of the volume.

The books in this collection are from the personal library of Patrick Daly, who had a keen interest in questions relating to Communism, the Soviet Union, and China. He was a member of the Society of Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU). A group of SACU had been invited by the Chinese to visit China in 1970 and again in 1974. He was privileged to be one of them. During their stay they visited communes, factories, and schools.


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Condition / Notes: These volumes, measuring approximately 4" x 5.5", is bound in a red vinyl cover wrapper with gilt lettering on the front covers. The books show very light shelfwear. The bindings are firm. The name Patrick Daly can be seen at the top of the first preliminary page. The interiors are otherwise clean and without markings.

The volume containing the quotations measures approximately 3.25" x 4.5", the other 4" x 5.25". These books are bound in a red vinyl cover wrapper with gilt lettering on the front covers. The books show very light shelfwear. The bindings are firm. Markings in red appear on the first blank preliminary page of the "Quotations." The interiors are otherwise clean and without markings.
Lot 3029

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique botany books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are a first edition of "Mushrooms: A Handbook of Edible and Inedible Species" by W.B. McDougall (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925), "Plant Breeding" by L.H. Bailey, and "The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack. It should be noted that the cardboard slipcase of "Common Wild Flowers by J. Francis MacBride" shows cracks, tears, and some loss.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
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