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Lot 3001


Title: Under The Dome: A Novel
Author: Stephen King - Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella "The Way Station" was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and in 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his whole career, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).
Publisher: Scribner
City: New York
Year: 2009
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1074 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This collectable contemporary volume is a First Edition is a signed copy by Stephen King. Housed in the original dust jacket and the endpapers are beautifully illustrated with colored maps.
Condition / Notes: This volume is in excellent condition and shows nicely with signs of mild to moderate wear and age. The binding is sound. The dust jacket is untouched and the pages are clean.
Lot 3002


Title: The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Edition de Luxe
Author: Robert Browning - Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Harry Quilter
City: London
Year: 1898
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 12.5" Height: 15.75"
Book Details: This limited de luxe edition is numbered 32 of 100 copies and includes the signature of Harry Quilter (the illustrator) and two others on the limitation page. This sumptuous volume is bound in leather with elaborate gilt tooling and two inlaid silver plates on the front cover. This large-scale folio volume is lavishly and profusely illustrated with a color frontispiece on English vellum and one color plate printed on white silk. The images and borders drawn solely for this book are engraved on plates that illustrate the classic children's story.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin is the subject character of a legend from the town of Hamelin (Hameln), Lower Saxony, Germany. The legend dates back to the Middle Ages, the earliest references describing a piper, dressed in multicolored ("pied") clothing, who was a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizens refuse to pay for this service, he retaliates by using his instrument's magical power on their children, leading them away as he had the rats. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This handsomely and sumptuous produced volume shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear. The exterior shows mild edgewear and chipping to spine cover. The front cover is age toned from the original green that can be seen on the rear board. There is mild soiling to the boards. The exterior hings are cracked and the text block is separated from the spine at the silk plate and the leaves are loos. The leaves are bright and clean with occasional age toning/moisture markings.

This volume has been collated and contains a color frontispiece, as well as a silk color plate. Also present are 54 full page illustrations.
Lot 3003


Title: The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Abdication of James the Second, 1688
Author: David Hume - David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and scepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist.

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: "The History of England" (1754–61) is David Hume's great work on the history of England, which he wrote in installments while he was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was published in six volumes in 1754, 1756, 1759, and 1761. The first publication of his History was greeted with outrage by all political factions, but it became a best-seller, finally giving him the financial independence he had long sought. Both the British Library and the Cambridge University Library, as well as Hume's own library, still list him as "David Hume, the historian." Hume's History spanned "from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688" and went through over 100 editions. Many considered it the standard history of England in its day.

These books are uniformly bound in one quarter leather with marble boards, with colorful raised band spine labels. The endpapers and edges of the text blocks are marbled.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. The headbands of the volumes show signs of rubbing/wear. The pages show signs of toning.
Lot 3004


Title: Picturesque Europe: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Natural Features and the Picturesque and Historical Places of Great Britain and the Continent
Author: George Gordon Noel Byron
Editor: Bayard Taylor - Bayard Taylor was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author.
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 13"
Book Details: This complete first edition three-volume set is lavishly bound in full blind stamped and gilt leather with raised bands marbled endpapers. Each folio volume is adorned with a tissue-guarded frontispiece, faux engraved title page and profusely illustrated with both in-text steel engravings and tissue-guarded plates. While Volumes one and two cover the British Isles and the Continent, Volume three focuses on other European countries.
Condition / Notes: This complete three-volume folio set is firmly and handsomely bound showing mild external wear to volumes one and two, with mild rubbing and edgewear. Volume three shows moderate soiling to the front board and rubbing to the external hinges. The interiors show moderate foxing/moisture markings to the frontispieces and faux title page, with the remaining text and leaves showing mild foxing/moisture markings mostly in the margins.
Lot 3005


Title: Colton's Map of Illinois Exhibiting the Sections.
Author: Peck & Messinger
Publisher: G.W. & C.B. Colton
City: New York
Year: 1866
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: This antique folding map of Illinois features full color and detailed illustrations. This map is bound in blind stamped cloth covered boards with gilt letting. Fully colored and detailed map with each county marked out in grid. Inset maps of Chicago and St. Louis, and a chart giving the population of each county.
Condition / Notes: This item shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The boards show signs of fading and rubbing at the corners with mild bowing. The folding map has cloth tape reinforcing the creases on the backside. The edges of the map have signs of age toning and wear.
Lot 3006


Title: Pancarpium Marianum Septemplici Titulorum serie distinctum: ut in B. Virginis odorem curramus et Christus formetur in nobis.
Author: Joanne David - Jan David (1545-1613) was a Belgian Jesuit. A prolific author and preacher, he was very highly regarded in his time. Most of this work is an emblem book with many highly imaginative engravings by Galle. , Theodore Galle - Dirck or Theodoor Galle (16 July 1571 – 18 December 1633) was a Flemish Baroque engraver. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Ex Plantiniana, apud Balthasar and Jan Moretos frates
City: Antwerp
Year: 1618
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 213 pages plus approbato, summo privilegii
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in full vellum featuring an engraved title page and 50 full page engraved emblems by Theodore Galle. The text of the work is in Latin with plate captions being in Latin, Dutch and French. This work is a book of emblems of Jesuit reflections of the Virgin Mary.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume bound in full vellum shows mild rubbing and markings to the boards. The interior text and plates show well with mild age toning. The endpapers have previous owner inscriptions and bookplates.

This volume has been collated and contains 47 plates. Closed tear extends 1 Ľ” from the bottom of [+6], text unobstructed. Burn mark in [Plate 4] measuring 1/8” x 1/16”, text unobstructed. Pagination as follows: 9 unnumbered leaves, 1-114, 117-124, 115-116, 125-213.
Lot 3007


Title: Historical Collections of Georgia: Containing the most interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc. Relating to its History and Antiquities, From its first Settlement to the Present Time.
Author: Rev. George White - Rev. George White (March 12, 1802 – April 30, 1887) was an Episcopalian preacher, amateur historian, and archaeologist in Georgia, United States. In 1849 he published Statistics of the State of Georgia: Including an Account of Its Natural, Civil, and Ecclesiastical History Together with a Particular Description of Each County, Notices of the Manners and Customs of Its Aboriginal Tribes, and a Correct Map of the State. His book entitled Historical Collections of Georgia: Containing the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Etc., Relating to Its History and Antiquities, from Its First Settlement to the Present Time, has been widely referenced by scholars working with Georgia history since its publication in 1854. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Pudney & Russell, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1854
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 688 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This first edition volume of the history of the state of Georgia is bound in blind stamped publisher's cloth with gilt lettering and tooling on the spine. The work contains tissue-guarded portrait plate of important historical figures as well as many architectural illustrations throughout. Chapters include "Charter of the Colony;" "Provincial Congress;" "Chatham County," and others.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows moderate signs of age/wear with age toned boards and mild to moderate soiling/moisture markings. The interior binding is fragile in some places. The interiors show moderate foxing/moisture markings throughout.
Lot 3008


Title: Lolita
Author: Vladimir Nabokov - Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist. Nabokov's first nine novels were in Russian. He then rose to international prominence as a writer of English prose. He also made serious contributions as a lepidopterist and chess composer.

Nabokov's "Lolita" (1955) is his most famous novel, and often considered his finest work in English. It exhibits the love of intricate word play and synesthetic detail that characterised all his works. The novel was ranked at No. 4 in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels. "Pale Fire" (1962) was ranked at No. 53 on the same list. His memoir, "Speak, Memory," was listed No. 8 on the Modern Library nonfiction list. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times, but never won it.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1955
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 319 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This vintage volume is bound in gray and white striped boards with black cloth spine cover. The volume includes the original first issue dust jacket without the phrase "Complete Unexpurgated Edition" on the front panel as older issues have printed is not price clipped with the original price of $5.00. This first American edition includes a forward by John Ray, Jr.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows mild to moderate external age/wear with foxing/moisture markings to the original boards. The dust jacket is not price clipped and shows age toning as well as tearing the jacket at the extremities. The endpapers and interior pages are bright and clean.
Lot 3009


Title: The Tragic Muse
Author: Henry James - Henry James, OM (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was an American-born British writer. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.

He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from a character's point of view allowed him to explore issues related to consciousness and perception, and his style in later works has been compared to impressionist painting. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston and New York
Year: 1890
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This complete two-volume set is a first edition, published in the US 21 days before the UK edition of the same year. Where the UK edition is bound in three volumes, the US edition is bound in two volumes with green publisher's cloth with gilt tooling and lettering.

The Tragic Muse is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1889-1890 and then as a book in 1890. This wide, cheerful panorama of English life follows the fortunes of two would-be artists: Nick Dormer, who vacillates between a political career and his efforts to become a painter, and Miriam Rooth, an actress striving for artistic and commercial success. A huge cast of supporting characters help and hinder their pursuits. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This complete two-volume set shows mild signs of age/wear with light edgewear to the boards and spine cover. The boards have light rubbing/soiling with volume one having a white mark on the front board. The interiors show nicely with light age toning primarily in the margins. Both volumes lack primary pages, with volume one having one advertisement primary page present.
Lot 3010


Title: An Introduction to the Law Relative to Trials at Nisi Prius
Author: Francis Buller
Publisher: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall
City: London
Year: 1781
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 336 pages plus Index
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine label. The work includes three books of which each have multiple chapters and parts. The books include: For what Injuries affecting the Person an Action may be brought, For what Injuries affecting a Man's personal Property, an Action may be brought, and For what Injuries affecting a Man's real Property an action may be brought.

This work includes former owner bookplates, including one belonging to Perez Morton, lawyer and revolutionary patriot in Boston, Massachusetts.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild exterior age/wear with rubbing to the boards and light age toning. Both hinges are cracked and attached. The interior shows mild to moderate age toning and foxing throughout. The front endpapers and primaries have former owner bookplates and inscriptions as well as a large tear in the first primary.
Lot 3011


Title: Sharpe's Havoc
Author: Bernard Cornwell - Bernard Cornwell, OBE (born 23 February 1944) is an English author of historical novels and a history of the Waterloo Campaign. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe. Cornwell has written historical novels primarily of English history in five series and one series of contemporary thriller novels. A feature of his historical novels is an end note on how the novel matches or differs from history, for the re-telling, and what one might see at the modern site of the battles described in the novel. One series of historical novels is set in the American Civil War. He wrote a nonfiction book on the battle of Waterloo, in addition to the fictional story of the famous battle in the Sharpe Series. Two of the historical novel series have been adapted for television; the Sharpe television series by ITV and The Last Kingdom by BBC. He lives in the US with his wife. He alternates between Cape Cod, Massachusetts and Charleston, South Carolina. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Scorpion Press
City: Gladestry
Year: 2003
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 380 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This volume is a limited edition number 27 of 85 numbered copies and is signed by the author on the limitation page. The volume is bound in red quarter leather with green marbled paper covered boards. The work includes a map of Northern Portugal in 1809 and "An Appreciation of Sharpe" by Simon Scarrow.
Condition / Notes: This collectible volume shows well and is firmly bound in bright boards with a protective plastic cover. The interior shows well with bright pages and text.
Lot 3012


Title: La Chevelure de Berenice
Author: Claude Simon - Claude Simon (10 October 1913 – 6 July 2005) was a French novelist and critic, and the 1985 Nobel Laureate in Literature. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Eurographica
City: Helsinki
Year: 1987
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 26 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This vintage French limited edition volume is number 24 in the series "Ecrivains Contemporains en Editions Limitees et Signees." This volume is number 95 of 350 numbered editions signed by the author, in which the signature is on the title page. The volume is bound with a blue paper cover.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows well with slight bowing to the cover, which is protected with a plastic cover. The interior is bright and clean.
Lot 3013


Details: 200Pcs Approximate. This lot consists of antique to vintage photographs. There are also two albums. Many of the photographs come in folding card frames, and there are multiples. Research, date, and genealogy notes are included on some.

Main subjects include family photos, the family car, travel log, genealogical exploration photos such as of family in another country or ancestral homes, as well as group school and military photographs.

One photograph of Susie Hall is signed "Davis Eickemeyer" studio.

Some surnames included: Luce, Herrick, Denny, Hall, Scott, Peckham
**Denny family military documents will be up for auction with other militaria.**
**More photographs from these families will be up for auction.**

Photographs measure from 1" x 1.25" up to 11" x 14.5".
Condition / Notes:
Lot 3014


Title: The Royal Tombs of the First Dynasty 1901 Part II.
Author: W. M. Flinders Petrie - William Matthew Flinders Petrie FRS, commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology and preservation of artifacts. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated at many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt, such as Naukratis, Tanis, Abydos and Amarna. Some consider his most famous discovery to be that of the Merneptah Stele, an opinion with which Petrie himself concurred.
Publisher: The Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund
City: London
Year: 1901
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 60 pages, plus Plates
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: This antique First Edition volume features archaeology and Egyptology with a chapter written by F. LL. Griffith. The volume is bound in printed paper boards with cloth backstrips showing stamped lettering. This work is illustrated with numerous photographic plates, folding maps, and drawings.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows signs of mild to moderate wear and age. The edges are age toned. There is mild external shelf wear. The plates and illustrations are clean. The binding is sound.
Lot 3015


Title: Francis Parkman's Works
Author: Francis Parkman - Francis Parkman was an American historian, best known as author of "The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life" and his monumental seven-volume "France and England in North America." These works are still valued as history and especially as literature, although the biases of his work have met with criticism. He was also a leading horticulturist, briefly a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University and the first leader of the Arnold Arboretum, and author of several books on the topic.

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1912
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 13 Full Set: No
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This thirteen-volume set of uniformly bound works of Francis Parkman are bound in green publisher's cloth. These New Library Editions are each adorned with a tissue-guarded engraved frontispiece with folding maps and various plates throughout the volumes. Parker's works highlight his explorations, travels and historical research.

Condition / Notes: This thirteen-volume set shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear with mild age toning, rubbing and occasional moisture markings. The interiors show well with mild age toning and occasional foxing/moisture markings.
Lot 3016


Title: The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B. Including a Variety of Pieces Now First Collected.
Author: Oliver Goldsmith - Oliver Goldsmith was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel "The Vicar of Wakefield" (1766), his pastoral poem "The Deserted Village" (1770), and his plays "The Good-Natur'd Man" (1768) and "She Stoops To Conquer" (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote "An History of the Earth and Animated Nature." He is thought to have written the classic children's tale "The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes," the source of the phrase "goody two-shoes".

Editor: James Prior
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1837
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This complete four-volume set is bound in green full leather with gilt tooling on the board edges and spine cover. This work contains many of Goldsmith's most famous works including "The Vicar of Wakefield," of which volume three consists of, as well as many more unknown or criticized writings.
Condition / Notes: This complete four-volume set shows mild to moderate exterior age/wear with age toning to the boards as well as rubbing/soiling. The spine covers show moderate chipping with loss to the spine labels. The interiors show well with bright text and light age toning to the internal margins. Previous owner signatures are present on the front endpapers.
Lot 3017


Details: This lot comprises 15 vintage sheet-fed photogravure portraits by the inimitable photographer Yousuf Karsh.

Notable subjects in this group include George Bernard Saw, Albert Schweitzer Paul Dudley White, Igor Sikorsky and John Steinbeck , with numerous other 20th century luminaries are represented.

These handsome portfolio plates date from about the 1960s and measure approx. 9"x12" each.

Yousuf Karsh, CC (1908-2002) was an Armenian–Canadian portrait photographer. He has been called one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by Time magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with the latter noting the "distinct style in his theatrical lighting."

Condition / Notes: These plates show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches, etc.
Lot 3018


Title: The Dark End of the Street: New Stories of Sex and Crime by Today's Top Authors
Author: Various
Editor: Jonathan Santlofer - Jonathan Santlofer is the author of five novels and a highly respected artist whose work has been written about and reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, and Arts, and which appears in many public, private, and corporate collections. He lives and works in New York City., S. J. Rozan - S. J. Rozan is an architect and award-winning American writer of detective fiction and thrillers, based in New York City. She also co-writes a paranormal thriller series under the pseudonym Sam Cabot with Carlos Dews.
Publisher: The Mysterious Bookshop
City: New York
Year: 2010
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 291 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This first American edition is a limited edition "W" as stated from the limitation page, "First Edition/ Limited to 250 Numbered Copies, 26 Lettered Copies & 25 Presentation Copies." This volume is signed by both editors on the limitation page as well as signed by every author included on a separate title page. This volume contains 19 stories and 19 corresponding signatures, including Lee Child, Michael Connelly and Francine Prose. This volume is bound in red leather with vibrant red marbled paper covered boards. The work is adorned with illustrated plates throughout.
Condition / Notes: This limited edition signed volume shows well and is firmly bound with bright boards. The exterior is protected with a plastic cover. The interior shows nicely with bright pages, text and signatures.
Lot 3019


Title: Across the Gobi Desert
Author: Sven Hedin - Sven Anders Hedin was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, travel writer, and illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia, he discovered the Transhimalaya (once named the Hedin Range in his honor) and the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers, Lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. In his book "Frĺn Pol till Pol," Hedin describes a journey through Asia and Europe between the late 1880s and early 1900s. While traveling, Hedin visited Constantinopole (Istanbul), oil-rich Azerbaijan in times of the Nobel Brothers, Teheran, Mesopotamia (Iraq), lands of the Kyrgyz people, India, China, Asiatic Russia and Japan. The posthumous publication of his Central Asia Atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work.
Translor: H.J. Cant
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 392 plus Index
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique volume encompasses first hand personal accounts by Sven Hedin as he takes an expedition across the Gobi Desert. It includes folding maps, illustrations, and photographs.

Condition / Notes: Firmly bond in blue cloth the boards show signs of bowing. There is mild to moderate signs of wear/age with fading to the spine. The hinges are sound. There is mild toning to the pages.
Lot 3020


Title: Constitution and Laws of the Cherokee Nation
Author: Cherokee Nation
Publisher: Published by an Act of the National Council
City: Parsons, Kansas
Year: 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 426 pages plus Index
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is firmly rebound in modern black leather with decorative endpapers. This work documents amendments to the Cherokee Nation Constitution as well as Acts and Laws added since the original Constitution was drafted in 1827.

The Cherokee are a Native American people, originally indigenous to the Southeastern United States, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Currently there are three federally recognized Cherokee tribes: the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, also in Oklahoma. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is rebound in modern leather that shows nicely with bright sliver gilt lettering on the spine. The interior endpapers and primaries are bright and clean with the original leaves showing moderate age toning throughout. Some small tears are present in the original primary and title pages.
Lot 3021


Title: L'amour et la Magie
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Les Editions Georges-Anquetil
City: Paris
Year: 1926
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 447 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This antique volume of French literature features the artwork of Felicien Rops. Bound in red leather with a tight sound binding. The endpapers are marbled in pink and black inks. The frontispiece is Rops's famous Le Sphinx print.
Condition / Notes: This volume is in excellent condition with only mild wear to the corners. The pages have mild to moderate age toning. The binding is sound.
Lot 3022


Title: Mexico Lindo
Author: Mario Bucovich
Publisher: Mario Bucovich
City: Coyoacan Mexico
Year: c1930
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 14" Height: 20.75"
Book Details: These antique two large portfolios with printed cloth covers contain a total of thirty-eight photographic images ranging in size from 19x12.5 inches to 20x13.5.

Bucovich seems to have had an ambitious plan to photographically document Mexico's broad cultural and physical differences in clear, colorful images. These two portfolios clearly contain more plates than they were intended to hold. The larger one (marked Lito-Leosa-Mexico) were probably the earliest.
Condition / Notes: These portfolios show nicely with mild wear and age. The thinner plates have some corner margin wear, creases, and folds. All of the images are untouched. Each print has a wide margin, which will make for suitable framing.
Lot 3023


Title: First Crossing of the Polar Sea
Author: Lincoln Ellsworth [ May 12, 1880 – May 26, 1951], Roald Amundsen - Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the Antarctic expedition (1910–12) that saw the first people reach the South Pole, on 14 December 1911. In 1926, he was the first expedition leader to be recognized without dispute as having reached the North Pole. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 319 + Index
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "On May 12th, 1926 at 1:30 in the morning, Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth looked down from the cabin of the airship 'Norge' and knew that they were over the North Pole..."

This First edition antique volume includes photographs and folding maps of Amundsen and Ellsworth's voyage to the North Pole. It also includes the original dust jacket. There is a photograph of the author on the frontispiece.
Condition / Notes: This firmly bound book shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. The dust jacket has signs to wear along the extremities.
Lot 3024


Details: 4Pcs This lot consists of original color lithographs from the "XXe Siecle" art review magazine which operated in Paris during 1938-9 and again from 1951-1980.

Included is a composition by Sonia Delaunay from the 1969 32nd issue "Panorama 69, I", a composition by Robert Motherwell from the 1973 40th issue "Panorama 73, I, USArt I", a composition by Marino Marini from the same issue, and a composition by Henry Moore from the 1977 issue "The metamorphoses of the abstract".

Pages measure approximately 9.5" x 12" each.

Condition / Notes: These original lithographs are in excellent condition and may show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 3025


Book Details: This group of collectible, vintage & antique books feature history of Britain, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Holland House" Volume 1 only; limited edition "Essex" signed by the photographer in a marbled slipcase; and sketch of the History of the Church of England to the Revolution 1688."

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 3026


Title: The Economic Consequences of the Peace
Author: John Maynard Keynes - John Maynard Keynes, 1st Baron Keynes of Tilton in the County of Sussex CB, FBA was a British economist whose ideas have profoundly affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, and informed the economic policies of governments. He built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles, and is widely considered to be one of the founders of modern macroeconomics and the most influential economist of the 20th century. His ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics, as well as its various offshoots. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Howe
City: New York
Year: 1920
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 298 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This first American edition is bound in blue publisher's cloth. This work is generally regarded as the influential social science treatise of the 20th century and as thus came to be printed for a US edition one year after the original publication.

Keynes attended the Paris Peace Conference, 1919 as a delegate of the British Treasury and argued for a much more generous peace. It was a best-seller throughout the world and was critical in establishing a general opinion that the Versailles Treaty was a "Carthaginian peace". It helped to consolidate American public opinion against the treaty and involvement in the League of Nations. The perception by much of the British public that Germany had been treated unfairly in turn was a crucial factor in public support for appeasement. The success of the book established Keynes' reputation as a leading economist especially on the left. When Keynes was a key player in establishing the Bretton Woods system in 1944, he remembered the lessons from Versailles as well as the Great Depression. The Marshall Plan, after the Second World War, was a similar system to that proposed by Keynes in The Economic Consequences of the Peace. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild signs of external age/wear with light rubbing to the boards and mild edgewear to the spine. The interior shows nicely with light age toning.
Lot 3027


Title: The English Dance of Death, Volume II
Author: Thomas Rowlandson - Thomas Rowlandson (13 July 1756 – 21 April 1827) was an English artist and caricaturist. (Courtesy Wikipedia), William Combe - William Combe was a British miscellaneous writer. His early life was that of an adventurer, his later was passed chiefly within the "rules" of the King's Bench Prison. He is chiefly remembered as the author of "The Three Tours of Dr. Syntax," a comic poem. His cleverest piece of work was a series of imaginary letters, supposed to have been written by the second, or "wicked" Lord Lyttelton. Of a similar kind were his letters between Swift and "Stella". He also wrote the letterpress for various illustrated books, and was a general hack.(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: R. Ackermann's Repository of the Arts
City: London
Year: 1816
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: 299 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This handsomely bound antique volume is the second volume of the total work. This volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt tooling. Adorned with 36 color plates by Thomas Rowlandson, this volume depicts death arriving to members of society from many walks of life. The original "The Dance of Death" was published in parts.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows nicely with light edgewear, primarily to the top of the front board, and mild scraping. The interiors show mild to moderate foxing/age toning with the color plates showing well and bright.
Lot 3028


Title: Parasols Is For Ladies
Author: Elizabeth Ritter
Publisher: John C. Winston Company
City: New York
Year: 1941
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 96 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This antique classic first edition children's book tells the sweet story of three poor depression-era black girls who want parasols to match their fancy, ruffled, go-to-town dresses. The book is neither racist nor derogatory, however it incorporates then current rural African-American dialect, culture, and superstitions that might offend some today. The endpapers depict a map of the town where the story takes place. It is beautifully illustrated with an illustrated cloth cover by Ninon Mac Knight.
Condition / Notes: This book shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear around the edges. There are signs of ex-library labeling and mild rubbing to the front cloth cover. The spine cover is lacking exposing the sewn binding.
Lot 3029


Title: A Discourse, Occasioned by the death, and delivered at the funeral, of Mrs. Mary Clap
Author: Chauncey Whittelsey
Publisher: Thomas and Samuel Green
City: New Haven
Year: 1769
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 24 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This antique booklet features the sermon given at the funeral of Mrs. Mary Clap's, the wife of the late Rev. President Clap. The pages are partial of the larger work, complete up to page 24. The original title page is intact. The leaves are hand stitched together.
Condition / Notes: This item shows signs of wear and age. The first page is separated from the remaining text. There are signs of mild moderate foxing and water markings. The extremities show signs of tears and wearing.
Lot 3030


Book Details: This group of Easton Press books features The Library of the Presidents & Collector's Editions, as shown in the corresponding images.

These volumes highlight the 9th-12th US Presidents: William Henry Harrison; John Tyler; James K. Polk; and Zachary Taylor. The Library of the Presidents volumes feature laid-in "Collector's Notes." These volumes are handsomely bound in decorative leather bindings.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.

Condition / Notes: These books are new, or like new, and show nicely with occasional mild signs of age and wear. "Zachary Taylor" is in the original plastic.
Lot 3031


Title: A Delectable Garden
Author: Bernard Palissy - Bernard Palissy (c. 1510 – c. 1589) was a French Huguenot potter, hydraulics engineer and craftsman, famous for having struggled for sixteen years to imitate Chinese porcelain. He is best known for his so-called "rusticware", typically highly-decorated large oval platters featuring small animals in relief among vegetation, the animals apparently often being molded from casts taken of dead specimens. It is often difficult to distinguish examples from Palissy's own workshop and those of a number of "followers" who rapidly adopted his style. Imitations and adaptations of his style continued to be made in France until roughly 1800, and then revived considerably in the 19th century. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Translor: Helen Morgenthau Fox - Helen Morgenthau Fox (May 27, 1884 – January 13, 1974) was an American botanist and author of popular gardening books. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Watch Hill Press
City: Peekskill, New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 51 pages plus limitation
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This antique limited edition volume is one of 125 copies, bound in tan paper covered boards. ThE volume's title page, as stated on the limitation page, "was drawn by Francesco Blanco and the Vignette is by Pamela Blanco." There is a portrait frontispiece of Palissy with a quote of his below. The quotes reads, "One cannot pursue or put into execution any design and work it out with beauty and perfection, except with great, extreme labour: which never goes alone, but is always accompanied by a host of anxieties."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild external signs of age/wear with light soiling/moisture markings and mild age toning to the spine cover. The interior shows nicely with light age toning at the edges.
Lot 3032


Title: The Antiquities of Furness; or, an Account of the Royal Abbey of St. Mary, in the Vale of Nightshade, near Dalton in Furness, Belonging to The Right Honorable Lord George Cavendish.
Author: Thomas West
Publisher: T. Spilsbury
City: London
Year: 1774
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages plus Appendix
Width: 9" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: This antique volume of English history features to writings by Thomas West in Old English. Rebound in a modern cloth binding with a leather spine cover with gilt designs. The textblock is the original and includes folding maps.
Condition / Notes: This volume is in excellent condition. The endpapers show signs of watermarkings and age toning to the pages. There is mild to moderate foxing. Mild rubbing to the spine. The title pages are frayed around the edges.
Lot 3033


Title: The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles with the Names of the Adventurers, Planters, and Governours from Their Firlt Beginning An 1584 to this prefent 1624.
Author: John Smith - Captain John Smith, Admiral of New England, was an English soldier, explorer, and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transylvania and friend Mózes Székely. He is remembered for his role in establishing the first permanent English settlement in North America at Jamestown, Virginia, and his brief association with the Virginia Indian girl Pocahontas during an altercation with the Powhatan Confederacy and her father, Chief Powhatan. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown) between September 1608 and August 1609, and led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay.

Smith's books and maps may have been as important as his deeds, as they encouraged more Englishmen and women to follow the trail he had blazed and to colonise the New World. He gave the name New England to that region and encouraged people to migrate with the comment, "Here every man may be master and owner of his owne labour and land...If he have nothing but his hands, he industrie quickly grow rich."
Publisher: The World Publishing Company
City: Cleveland
Year: 1966
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 248 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 13.25"
Book Details: This collectable facsimile of the 1624 original full vellum gilt edition of American history is profusely illustrated. It has the original "Bibliotheca Americana" laid in the front pages. Complete with its own slip and cloth ties to secure the pages. The front cover brandishes the Coat of Arms of King James the First.
Condition / Notes: This volume is in fine condition and show nicely with mild signs of age and wear. There is mild foxing through the pages. The full vellum covered has signs of age toning with slight bowing to the front board.
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