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Lot 1001

$500

Title: History of the Consulate and the Empire of France under Napoleon. Forming a Sequel to "The History of the French Revolution"
Author: Adolphe Thiers - Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers was a French politician and historian. Thiers was a prime minister under King Louis-Philippe of France. Following the overthrow of the Second Empire he again came to prominence as the French leader who suppressed the revolutionary Paris Commune of 1871. From 1871 to 1873 he served initially as Head of State (effectively a provisional President of France), then provisional President. When, following a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly, his offer of resignation was accepted (he had expected a rejection) he was forced to vacate the office. He was replaced as Provisional President by Patrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of Magenta, who became full President of the Republic, a post Thiers had coveted, in 1875 when a series of constitutional laws officially creating the Third Republic were enacted.
Translor: D. Forbes Campbell
Publisher: Henry Colburn
City: London
Year: 1845-1862
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set consists of twenty octavo volumes bound in ten books, each two volumes comprising one book, as published.

This handsome antique set is bound in quarter red leather and marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners. The spines have raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. The books show external wear, with mild rubbing and minor chipping to the covers. Minor loss of material is visible at the outside corners. The bindings are firm. The volumes have marbled edges and endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 1002

$850

Title: First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an Exploration of Harar
Author: Richard F. Burton - Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages.

Burton's best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of "One Thousand and One Nights" (also commonly called "The Arabian Nights" in English after Andrew Lang's abridgement), bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behaviour, travel, falconry, fencing, sexual practices and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information.

He was a captain in the army of the East India Company serving in India (and later, briefly, in the Crimean War). Following this he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and led an expedition guided by the locals and was the first European to see Lake Tanganyika. In later life he served as British consul in Fernando Po, Santos, Damascus and, finally, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood (KCMG) in 1886.
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
City: London
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First State
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxviii/648 pages plus 24 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce first edition of Burton's first book on Africa, describing his first efforts to locate the source of the Nile. Without Appendix IV as usual, which was to have dealt with the prevalence of female genital mutilation in East Africa.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to the covers and endpapers. Binding is firm. An antique business card has been pasted to the front pastedown. The partially-uncut pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with 4 hand-colored lithographed plates and 2 engraved maps.
Lot 1003

$150

Title: Typhoon
Author: Joseph Conrad - Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) was a Polish novelist who wrote in English, after settling in England.

Conrad is regarded as one of the great novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked Polish accent). He wrote stories and novels, predominantly with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honour. Conrad was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. While some of his works have a strain of romanticism, he is viewed as a precursor of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors.


Writing in the heyday of the British Empire, Conrad drew upon his experiences in the French and later the British Merchant Navy to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a worldwide empire while also plumbing the depths of the human soul.

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York / London
Year: 1902
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: v/205 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with orange lettering and a pictorial design depicting a ship at sea. The work is illustrated by Maurice Greiffenhagen, with all called-for illustrations present in this volume. Four pages of the publisher's advertisements are present at the end of this work. The book shows moderate external wear, including a small black stain at the bottom portion of the pictorial design, and light soiling to the covers. The rear hinge is cracked. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. An old ink gift inscription, with the date of Dec. 25, 1906, is present on the front free endpaper, and a review of this work from the New York World is pasted on the rear endpaper.
Lot 1004

$250

Title: The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.
Author: Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.

Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write miscellaneous pieces for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage, the poems "London" and "The Vanity of Human Wishes", and the play ""Irene."

After nine years of work, Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" was published in 1755; it had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship." This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of William Shakespeare's plays, and the widely read tale Rasselas. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in "A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland." Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential "Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets," a collection of biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets.

Johnson had a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him. Boswell's "Life," along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition not defined or diagnosed in the 18th century. After a series of illnesses he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and even as the only great critic of English literature.

Publisher: Printed for G. Offor and 6 others
City: London
Year: 1818
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in old half leather with marbled boards and edges. The spines display stamped gilt lettering and ruling. The books are moderately rubbed, with minor chipping at ends of the spines and corners. The bindings are sound. The pages show occasional light foxing. This work includes a portrait by Reynolds and a lengthy index.
Lot 1005

$25

Title: A Village Lost and Found: A Complete Annotated Collection of the Original 1850's Stereoscopic Photograph Series
Author: Brian May - Brian Harold May, CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric guitar, called the Red Special. His compositions for the band include "We Will Rock You", "Tie Your Mother Down", "I Want It All", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Flash", "Who Wants to Live Forever" and "The Show Must Go On".

He was appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2005 for "services to the music industry and for charity work." May attained a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College in 2007 and was Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University from 2008 to 2013. He has homes in London and Windlesham, Surrey. He is an active animal rights advocate and was appointed a vice-president of animal welfare charity the RSPCA in September 2012.

In 2005, a Planet Rock poll saw May voted the 7th greatest guitarist of all time. He was ranked at No. 26 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". In 2012, May was ranked the 2nd greatest guitarist of all time by a Guitar World magazine readers poll. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

, Elena Vidal - Elena Maria Vidal is a historical novelist and noted blogger living in Easton, Maryland. She was born in Florence, Oregon and grew up in Frederick, Maryland. She is known for her defense of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette by means of her novels Trianon and Madame Royale and her Tea at Trianon blog.
Publisher: Francis Lincoln Limited, Publishers
City: London
Year: 2010
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 239 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: This is a fully illustrated book with stereoscopic views by T R Williams, offering color and b&w images of an Oxfordshire village in the England of the mid-nineteenth century.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early printing (4th) of this reproduction of stereo photographs signed by both of its authors. The inscription on the title page reads "To Ivan / Cheers!" The signatures appear in the lower half of the title page.

This volume is bound in reddish brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. A pictorial design depicting a village scene appears on the front cover. The book and accompanying viewing apparatus, "The London Stereoscopic Company Owl Stereoscope," are in excellent condition. The slipcase shows very light shelfwear.
Lot 1006

$2500

Title: Fairy Tales; Containing the Stories of Cinderilla, or, the Little Glass Slipper; Princess Fair-Star and Prince Cherry and Little Red Riding-Hood
Author:
Publisher: Printed and Sold by J. & M. Robertson and J. Duncan, Booksellers
City: Glasgow
Year: 1784
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 59 pages
Width: 2.75" Height: 4"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This diminutive volume is bound in sewn wrappers with decorative floral designs. The book shows external wear, with rubbing to the covers and loss along the spine and at edges. The binding is sound. A notation appears at the bottom edge of the frontispiece. A previous owner's name has been written on the title page. The lightly age-toned pages display light foxing. This work is illustrated with partially hand-colored in-text woodcuts.
Lot 1007

$60

Title: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel - Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.
Geisel published 46 children's books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling "Green Eggs and Ham," "The Cat in the Hat," "The Lorax," "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish," "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins," "Fox in Socks," "The King's Stilts," "Hop on Pop," "Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose," "Horton Hatches the Egg," "Horton Hears a Who!," and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!". His works have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical and four television series. He won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 for "Horton Hatches the Egg" and again in 1961 for "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street." Geisel also worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Flit and Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for PM, a New York City newspaper. During World War II, he worked in an animation department of the United States Army, where he wrote "Design for Death," a film that later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
He was a perfectionist in his work and would sometimes spend up to a year on a book. It was not uncommon for him to throw out 95% of his material until he settled on a theme for his book. For a writer he was unusual in that he preferred to be paid only after he finished his work rather than in advance.
Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1957
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 54 unnumbered pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this children's literature classic, with one half-title page preceding the title page and another following the dedication page, "Other books by Dr. Seuss" page (listing thirteen titles) is between the free endpapers at the back of the book, an advertisement for "The Cat in the Hat" (with the price of $2.00) appears on the rear illustrated board. This volume is bound in pictorial red and green covers. The spine cover is absent. The front and rear covers show shelfwear, with rubbing and light soiling to the covers. Loss is visible at the top and bottom of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The book has pictorial red endpapers. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing.
Lot 1008

$200

Title: Message of the Governor of Washington Territory. Also; The Correspondence with the Secretary of War, Major Gen. Wool, the Officers of the Regular Army, and of the Volunteer Service of Washington Territory
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Edward Furste, Public Printer
City: Olympia
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/406 pages plus xvi pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This volume contains a very scarce early history of the Washington Territory. According to the title page, this volume also includes "correspondence with the Secretary of War, Major Gen. Wool, the officers of the regular army, and of the volunteer service of Washington Territory."

"The Washington Territory was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from February 8, 1853, until November 11, 1889, when the final extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Washington. The Washington Territory was created from the portion of the Oregon Territory north of the lower Columbia River and north of the 46th parallel east of the Columbia; that had been ceded by Britain in the 1846 Oregon Treaty as settlement of the Oregon Boundary Dispute. A group of prominent settlers from the Cowlitz and Puget Sound regions met on November 25, 1852, the "Monticello Convention", to draft a petition to the District of Columbia calling for a separate territory north of the Columbia River. Three months later the United States Congress formed Columbia Territory, which was later known as Washington Territory. A first draft of the bill named the area "Columbia Territory," but the name honoring George Washington was proposed by Congressman Richard H. Stanton of Kentucky. The territorial capital was Olympia, near Fort Nisqually and the territory's first governor was Isaac Stevens." (history courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in black pebbled cloth with three quarter leather. The spine has raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering. This book has been rebound in new boards with new endpapers and shows light external wear, with very mild rubbing to the covers. The pages display scattered foxing, with heavy foxing on a small number of pages. Marginal water markings are also visible. The title page and a few pages exhibit some (minor) loss at the edges.
Lot 1009

$80

Title: God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time
Author: Desmond Tutu - Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.

He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).

Tutu's admirers see him as a man who since the demise of apartheid has been active in the defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism, the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning, homophobia and transphobia. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984; the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986; the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987; the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999; the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007; and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. He has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings.(Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Easton Press
City: Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: 2004
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 134 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited first edition of this work by Desmond Tutu. This is copy number 848 of 1,200. The inscription on the limitation page reads "God bless you / Desmond Tutu." A Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Tutu and a witness, is laid in, as are an Easton Press bookplate and a small card with an introductory text on its reverse side.


This volume is bound in full black leather with bright stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs in gold to covers. The spine has raised bands. The text block has gilt edges. The volume has burnt orange moire endpapers. The orange silk bookmark is present. The book and laid-in items are in excellent condition.
Lot 1010

$650

Title: Johnson's New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas, with Physical Geography, and with Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, and Historical, including the Latest Federal Census, a Geographical Index, and a Chronological History of the Civil War in America - Richard Swainson Fisher
Author: Richard Swainson Fisher
Publisher: Johnson and Ward
City: New York
Year: 1863
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 105 pages plus 64 leaves of plates
Width: 15.25" Height: 18.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with a gilt-lettered leather spine and corner tips. The seal of the United States appears on front cover. The book shows external wear, with soiling to its covers and scuff marks at the corners. Minor chipping and fraying can be seen at the top/bottom of the spine. The binding is firm. This volume has marbled endpapers. The pages, with marbled edges, display faint staining at the margins and corners, as well as sporadic light foxing. This atlas contains 97 numbered color maps, including the Texas map. It should be noted that double maps receive a number per page and that the double map entitled "Vicinity of Richmond and Peninsular Campaign in Virginia" (between maps 33 and 34) is unnumbered. The lower half of map 47 (Indiana) is detaching from the gutter. This volume is illustrated with a steel engraved plate before title page, bearing the words "American Atlas' over a scene depicting Native Americans on cliff looking down on settlement below, with large town in distance. Engraved vignettes also appear in maps and text.
Lot 1011

$130

Title: The Documentary History of the State of New York; Arranged under Direction of the Hon. Christopher Morgan, Secretary of State
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Weed, Parsons & Co., Public Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1849-1851
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering and a pictorial design replicating the state seal on the spines. The books display external wear, with rubbing to the covers and minor chipping to the edges. The spine of first volume has been rebacked, with the original spine cover now reattached. Mildew markings are visible on the spine cover of the third volume. with minor loss of material to its rear cover. Minor loss is visible at the outside corners of the boards. The bindings are firm. The interiors exhibit varying degrees of foxing, heaviest on plates of pages adjacent to plates (together with occasional offsetting). This work is illustrated with numerous fold-out plates and maps, including a prospective view of the battle of Lake George (1775), and a topographical map of the the country between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek, dated November 1758, with depictions of forts. The intact plates and maps may show (small) closed tears. The large fold-out map at page 774 of the first volume has more significant closed tears.
Lot 1012

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the Decorative Antique Books on Books and Literary History shown in the corresponding images.

Items include "A Jar Of Honey From Mount Hybla" by Leigh Hunt, "Horace Walpole A Memoir" by Austin Dobson, and "Captain Marryat" by D. Hannay. Volumes 1 and 2 of "The Letters of Katherine Mansfield" are also included.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. "A Jar Of Honey" has crimson page edges.
Lot 1013

$35

Title: La Henriade, divers autres poemes et toutes les pieces relatives a l'epopee
Author: Voltaire - François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate, despite strict censorship laws with harsh penalties for those who broke them.As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.
Publisher: Uncredited
City: Unknown
Year: 1775
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 439 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: "La Henriade" is an epic poem of 1723 written by the French Enlightenment writer and philosopher Voltaire. According to Voltaire himself, the poem concerns and was written in honour of the life of Henry IV of France, and is a celebration of his life. The ostensible subject is the siege of Paris in 1589 by Henry III in consort with Henry of Navarre, soon to be Henry IV, but its themes are the twin evils of religious fanaticism and civil discord. It also concerns the political state of France. Voltaire aimed to be the French Virgil, outdoing the master by preserving Aristotelian unity of place—a property of classical tragedy rather than epic—by keeping the human action confined between Paris and Ivry. It was first printed (under the title "La Ligue") in 1723, and reprinted dozens of times within Voltaire's lifetime. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt-lettered red leather spine label. The book shows external wear, with cracking and minor loss along the front spine edge. The covers display rubbing. Loss of material is also visible at the outside corners of the boards. The front hinge is cracked. This volume has marbled edges and endpapers. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Henri IV and numerous engraved plates.
Lot 1014

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible history of New York City and New York State, shown in the corresponding images.

"A Tugman's Sketchbook" by Frank O. Braynard, "The Wickham Claim" by Dwight Holbrook, "New York State Gateway To America" by David M. Ellis, and "Toots" by Bob Considine are author-signed. "Toots" is also inscribed by Toots Shor. Some of these books are in dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1015

$25

Title: Our Navy - A Book for the Use of Officials of the Navy Departments and Officers of the Navy Yards and Naval Stations of the United States
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Press of J. W. Pratt & Son
City: New York
Year: circa 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 14.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: This work documents key personnel of the U.S. Navy, its ships in all classes, specifications, armaments, builder's histories, new weapons and naval equipment. Some of the ships profiled include the "Dynamite Cruiser Vesuvius," the "Double Turret Monitor Miantomoh," the "U.S.S. Yorktown," and the first "U.S.S. Quinnebaug." The work contains illustrations and photographs of ships and important people in the Navy.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in oblong white boards with silver embossed insignia of the U.S. Navy, The book shows some external wear, with corners of the boards worn, a half inch piece of the spine lacking at the foot of the spine. The covers display light soiling. Minor loss of material can be seen at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and bright.
Lot 1016

$35

Title: A Letter on the Antichristian Character of Freemasonry, together with an Appendix Addressed to the Public
Author: M. C. Trevilian, William Carwithen
Publisher: Binns and Goodwin / Whittaker and Co.
City: Bath / London
Year: 1849
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/242 pages plus 16 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with uneven discoloration to the covers and minor loss of material at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. Minor smudging is visible on (the edges of) the preliminary pages. This is also the case on pages with text, with very occasional spots of foxing.
Lot 1017

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the Antique Ship Modeling Reference shown in the corresponding images.

Volumes in decorative covers are included. All of these items contain plates. "Ship Model Book" included a folding chart. "Ship-Models" has tipped-in plate. One foreign-language volume is also included.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. "Irene" has detaching spine.
Lot 1018

$425

Title: Atlas of Plymouth County, Massachusetts - uncredited author
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Geo. H. Walker & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1879
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 92 pages plus 5 pages of advertisements
Width: 15" Height: 18.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: The front and rear boards of volume are detached. The spine cover shows significant wear. The text block is intact. The blank preliminary pages show foxing and soiling. The title page displays light foxing and darkening along the fore edge. The pages show occasional marginal foxing and/or smudging. This work is illustrated with bright color maps and full- and double-page pictorial plates.
Lot 1019

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible vintage and antique anthropology, natural history, and Egyptology shown in the corresponding images.

Items on "The Banyankole", "The Book Of The Dead", "Petra Great Temple" and "American Mesozoic Mammalia" and "Studies in honor Of Benno Landsberger" are included. There are also two German-language volumes on Hellenistic Egypt buy Walter Otto.

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1020

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible literature and poetry shown in the corresponding images.

Limited Editions include "A Christmas Interlude" with illustration by R. Caldedott (The Cuneo Press, Inc.,1942), and "In Days To Come Pleadings of Man for Peace" (North Central Publishing, 1969). "Journey Of The Wind" by Tomihiro Hoshino is signed. "Ulysses" by James Joyce is in dust jacket.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1021

$35

Title: Directorium pro divino officio persolvendo, missisque celebrandis Justa Ritum Breviarri, ac Missalis Romano-Seraphici ab omnibus utriusque sexus personis eodem breviario, Y missali utentibu quotidie fervandum, cur, ac diligentia A. R. P. Thomae A. Forigio in alma provicia stritioris observantiae ministri provincialis dispostum
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Typographio Vicenti Ursini
City: Naples
Year: 1803
Binding Style: Sewn Binding
Pagination: 53 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in stiff wrappers, with light soiling to its covers. The book is solidly bound. The title page bears a pencil annotation in the upper margin. The pages show sporadic light foxing. This work has an illustrated title page.
Lot 1022

$120

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique Tom Mix titles shown in the corresponding images.

"The Little Big Book" titles include "Terror Trail", "Hoard of Montezuma", "Fighting Cowboy", "Range War", and "Stranger From The South". Also included is "The Trail of the Terrible 6", written by Tom Mix, and produced by Ralston Purina Company as a cereal premium. These items are illustrated, "Terror Trail" included images of live action scenes.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some patina and age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This may include chipping to cover or cracked hinges. One copy of "Terror Trail" has tape to spine, but otherwise all covers are intact. Gift inscriptions may also be included.
Lot 1023

$90

Details: This lot consists of the antique original 19th century sheet music shown in the corresponding images. They are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review our catalog for similar items.

The majority of these items were published between 1835 and 1880 in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Paris, London, Berlin, and Leipzig. Illustrated title pages and engraved pages are included. Most of the composers represented had active careers in United States and Europe offering an interesting historical view into the period. Compositions that remain popular today are also included.

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Condition / Notes: These items are dis-bound with some age/wear indications. Illustrated and/or engraved covers are included. Items may show some foxing and/or patina.
Lot 1024

$120

Details: This lot consists of the Original Vintage Saks Fifth Avenue Purse shown in the corresponding images.

This black alligator handbag measures approximately 11.17" at the top, 12.5" at the bottom, and stands 9.5" tall with two handles. The leather is Alligator or Crocodile skin, accented with gold hardware. Inside is a gilt stamped label, "Saks Fifth Avenue Made In France", a zipper pocket, a sewn pocket, and an unattached change purse. Similar in style to the Lucille de Paris bags which also sold at Saks.

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Condition / Notes: This items shows well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1025

$30

Title: First Fifty Years of Cazenovia Seminary, 1825-1875: Its History, Proceedings of the Semi-Centennial Jubilee, General Catalogue
Author: WIlliam Reddy
Editor: W. S. Smith
Publisher: Printeed by Nelson & Phillips
City: Cazenovia, New York
Year: 1877
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 832 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details: The preface, dated Jan. 1, 1877, is authored by W. S. Smith.

Sabin: The history of the seminary by Dr. William Reddy forms pp. 9--240, the account of the semicentennial reunion, pp. 241--390, and the general catalogue of the alumni, pp. 391--823. An address by Dr. Smyth, the principal, is found on pp. 263--265.

Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth over beveled boards with elaborate ornamental designs stamped in gold and black. The book shows moderate external wear, with uneven discoloration to the covers. The binding is sound. The volume has dark brown endpapers, with light soiling to the front endpaper. The frontispiece portrait of Rev. George Cary has a small closed tear at its fore edge. The pages are largely clean and without markings, with occasional offsetting from the plates. This work contains numerous tissue-guarded plates with images of the seminary and portraits.

It should be noted that a strip of paper with the printed name "G. B. Munger, M.D." has been pasted below the words "Cazenovia Seminary" on the title page.
Lot 1026

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the Nautical History shown in the corresponding images.

These books are in dust jackets or decorative covers. "The Greek Merchant Marine 1453-1850" is also in slipcase. Other titles include " The Age Of The Galley Mediterranean Oared Vessels since pre-classical Times", and "The Navy From Wood To Steel: 1860-1890".

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Condition / Notes: These items show well. "The Greek Merchant Marine" exhibits some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1027

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding images.

Items include "Running To Waste", "Little Lady Valentine" and "Two Little Pilgrims' Progress". Volume I only of"Tom Brown At Oxford:". Many of these items are in fancy gilt bindings.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1028

$120

Details: This lot includes the bronze sculpture shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece is by Arlene Abend and shows a crouched human figure with outstretched hand feeding what appear to be a group of birds. The artist's name is etched in the corner behind this figure.


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Condition / Notes: The base of this sculpture measures approximately 7.5" x 5.25", with human figure rising about 2 inches. This piece displays no chipping or loss.
Lot 1029

$35

Title: Who Is This King of Glory? A Critical Study of the Christos-Messiah Tradition
Author: Alvin Boyd Kuhn - Alvin Boyd Kuhn was an American scholar of comparative religion, mythology, Egyptology, linguistics and language. Author, lecturer and publisher, he was a known proponent of the Christ myth theory.

Born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, Kuhn studied the Ancient Greek language at university. He obtained his B.A. in 1903 and started his career working as a language teacher in high schools. He enrolled in summer sessions at Columbia University in 1926 and 1927, and then quit teaching to devote to full-time studies in 1927. His thesis, "Theosophy: A Modern Revival of the Ancient Wisdom" was, according to Kuhn, the first instance in which an individual has been "permitted" by any modern American or European university to obtain his doctorate with a thesis on Theosophy. Kuhn later expanded his thesis into his first book of the same name in 1930. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1931, he returned to teaching for one year, but then spent the next 30 years writing, lecturing, and running his own publishing house, Academy Press in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Highly influenced by the work of Gerald Massey and Godfrey Higgins, Kuhn contended that the Bible derived its origins from other Pagan religions and much of Christian history was pre-extant as Egyptian mythology. He also proposed that the Bible was symbolic and did not depict real events, and argued that the leaders of the church started to misinterpret the bible at the end of the third century.

Many authors including Tom Harpur and John G. Jackson were influenced by the works of Kuhn. Harpur even dedicated his best-selling 2004 book, "The Pagan Christ" to Kuhn, calling him "a man of immense learning and even greater courage" and “one of the single greatest geniuses of the twentieth century” [who] “towers above all others of recent memory in intellect and his understanding of the world’s religions.” Harpur notes that Kuhn gave nearly 2,000 public lectures which were lengthy, detailed and well-attended, but suggests that Kuhn's self-publishing may have resulted in a lack of attention to his work.

The author of over 150 books, essays and published papers, Kuhn completed his final and perhaps greatest book, "A Rebirth for Christianity," shortly before his death on September 14, 1963, in Morristown, New Jersey. At the time if his death, he left two unfinished hand-written manuscripts. Several of his works have been published or reprinted posthumously, and many are available electronically. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Academy Press
City: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Year: 1944
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii/403 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. The inscription on the front flyleaf reads "For Light and Truth / Alvin Boyd Kuhn."

This volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 1030

$225

Title: A Defence of the South against the Reproaches and Incroachments of the North: In Which Slavery Is Shown To Be an Institution of God Intended To Form the Basis of the Best Social State and the Only Safeguard to the Permanence of a Republican Government
Author: Iveson L. Brookes - Iveson Lewis Brookes, teacher, Baptist minister, and planter, was born in Rockingham County, N.C. Brookes, a 1819 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., amassed, through marriage and purchase, considerable holdings of land and slaves in Jasper and Jones counties in Georgia and Edgefield County and other locations in South Carolina. He also worked in schools for much of his life (teacher at Greensboro Academy, Greensboro, N.C., 1819; rector of Eatonton Academy, Eatonton, Ga., 1820s; principal of Penfield Female Academy, Penfield, Ga., 1840s), employing overseers to manage his plantations while he taught and preached at various Baptist churches. He was also active in national and local Baptist affairs and was a staunch defender of slavery. (Courtesy of the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina. See www2.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/b/Brookes,Iveson_L.html)
Publisher: Printed at the Republican Office
City: Hamburg, South Carolina
Year: 1850
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 48 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique string-bound volume is in original printed wrappers. The binding is sound. The front cover has spotting. The covers and irregularly-cut, partially-uncut, pages display light foxing. The bottom outside corners of the covers and text block exhibit loss, without the text being affected.
Lot 1031

$50

Title: Atlas universel de geographie ancienne et moderne dresse par A. M. Perrot
Author: Aristide Michel Perrot - Aristide Michel Perrot was a French geographer active in the early 19th century. Perrot specialized in miniature maps and his work is featured in a number of French themed early 19th century atlases. He was also a noted watercolorist.
Publisher: Chez Audot, Editeur de l'Encyclopedie des Dames
City: Paris
Year: 1822
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 7 pages and 29 maps
Width: 7.75" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique quarter-leather volume with marbled sides has detached boards and significant loss to the spine cover. The edges of the boards display minor loss, The text block is intact. The interior displays foxing. There are 28 maps with hand-colored outlines, including a two-hemisphere map of the world. The title page and four of the maps have a library stamp in the upper outside corner.
Lot 1032

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the leather-bound sets of literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains a ten-volume set of Washington Irving's works (Belford, Clarke & Co., n.d.), a twelve-volume edition of the "Waverley Novels" by Sir Walter Scott " (John W. Lovell Company, n.d.) and eight volumes of the "People's Edition" of the complete works of William Makepeace Thackeray (Estes and Lauriat, 1883). The last of these offers illustrations by the author, Du Maurier, Cruikshank, Leech , Millais, Barnard and others.


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Condition / Notes: These sets display varying degrees of wear, with loss and/or chipping of spine labels, rubbing to the covers and minor loss of the outside corners. The bindings are sound. These volumes have marbled edges and endpapers. The interiors are clean and without markings. The books in the Thackeray and Scott sets measure approximately 5.5" x 7.5", those making up the works of Washington Iriving 6" x 8".
Lot 1033

$90

Details: This lot consists of the collectible estate prints and ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Included are two framed pieces by award winning Mongolian artist Dashai Sun, measuring approximately 10" x 8". Both are pencil signed and numbered. They are vibrantly colored images presumably of Mongolian Life.

Items measuring approximately 14" x 11" include a matted image of a ship with water cannons shooting plumes of red, white, and blue water; a print of the the earth from orbit; and four prints of teams from manned Apollo space missions.

The last two framed prints measure approximately 18.25" x 17.25", depicting a man on bended knee presenting a jewel to a lady seated in front of two serving women; and 9.75" x 11.75", an image celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Leary's Old Book Store entitled, "The Book Worm".

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Condition / Notes: These items are well preserved with some age/wear indications. One of The Dashai Sun pieces lacks glass.
Lot 1034

$45

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique estate books & scrapbook shown in the corresponding image.

The original scrapbook c1940's, includes news articles, pictures, and cartoons. Subjects matter includes Franklin Roosevelt, the Lindbergh Kidnapping, and King George's Visit. Patriotic items of American History such as images of founding fathers, flags, revolutionary uniforms, Lincoln, the Civil War, and images of soldiers.

Other items include a decorative Heritage Press copy of "Leaves Of Grass" by Walt Whitman, with illustrations by Rockwell Kent, (in slipcase), "Irish Eloquence The Speeches of the Celebrated Irish Orators Philips, Curran And Grattan" by Robert Emmett, "Elements of History, Ancient and Modern" (1833), and "Beleke's German Grammar". "The Doctors: A Satire In Four Seizures" by Elbert Hubbard, (Roycroft, 1909), is in soft leather cover.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications which may include detached boards.
Lot 1035

$90

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique estate Pins and Collectibles shown in the corresponding images.

Included are fraternal ribbons for the Kohokton Lodge of I.O.O.F. in Bath New York. There are also political buttons, and ones for The Boy Scouts Of America (BSA), Bowling, and Christmas including Victorian chromolithographs. Many of these items are displayed in shadow boxes.

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1036

$35

Title: The Temperaments; Or, Varieties of Physical Constitution in Man, Considered in Their Relations to Mental Character and the Practical Affairs of Life, Etc., Etc.
Author: Daniel Harrison Jacques
Publisher: S. R. Wells & Co., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1878
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: v/239 pages plus 4 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in dark brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. Lettering and ornamental designs are stamped in black on the front cover and blind stamped on the rear cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The front flyleaf has been excised. The introduction by H. S. Drayton has occasional underlining. The pages of text display occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with numerous plates offering portraits of people depicting "the pathological view of the temperaments," "the anatomical view of the temperaments," "changes of temperament," "temperament in races and nations," as well as "temperament in lower animals."
Lot 1037

$60

Details: This lot consists of the Antique Theatrical and Literary books and ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Included is an Original Broadside advertising such performances as "The Lay Of The Last Minstrel", "Mr. & Mrs. Pringle", and "Macbeth". Along the bottom are the printed statements, "Vivant Rex et Regina!" and "S.G. Fairbrother, Printer, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane." There is also a scrapbook with publicity shots (head shots) of popular thespians, and programs for performances held at famous theaters such as the Metropolitan Opera House and the Lyceum Theatre.

Literature and Plays date 1802-1811. They include "Hear Both Sides:", "Elizabeth: or, the Exiles Of Siberia", "The Point Of Honor", "The Wounded Hussar, or Rightful Heir", "The Vicar Of Wakefield", and "Forget Me Not; or, Novelist's Library," (1830).

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications. Literature and plays lack boards. Scrapbook lacks spine, some programs laid in front but not attached. The broadside is well preserved with some edgewear.
Lot 1038

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the books relating to sculpture, painting, and drawing shown in the corresponding images.

Many of these books are in dust jackets, decorative or illustrated covers. "Charles Knight R.W.S., R.O.I." by Michael Brockway (F. Lewis, 1952), is a Limited Edition.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 1039

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the Vintage and antique estate books shown in the corresponding images. Subjects include children's books, reference, and books on books. Decorative or illustrated covers are included. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 1040

$35

Details: This lot consists of the antique estate ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot is a first edition of "English As She Is Taught It" by Mark Twain, with biographical sketch, (Mutual Book Company, 1900). Another item of note is post Civil War legal correspondence signed by John W. Hinsdale, a former Colonel in the Confederate Army. The final items are General Orders from Major General William Rosecrans. (No.31, No.175).

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. The General Orders are dis-bound pages. Discoloration to cover of "English".
Lot 1041

$20

Title: Mis' Beauty
Author: Helen S. Woodruff - American author and illustrator
Publisher: The Alice Harriman Company
City: New York
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 163 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with white lettering to the spine and front cover. A bright color pastedown depicting racial stereotypes, including a "black mammy," appears on the front cover, with a caption underneath image offering a representation of the speech of African Americans. The book displays moderate external wear, with fading of lettering on the spine. The binding is sound. Sporadic light foxing is visible on the pages of text. This work is illustrated by the author with well-preserved bright color plates, including a tissue-guarded frontispiece.
Lot 1042

$20

Title: Daily Bread: A Story of the Snow Blockade
Author: Edward E. Hale - Edward Everett Hale was an American author, historian and Unitarian clergyman. He was a child prodigy who exhibited extraordinary literary skills and at age thirteen was enrolled at Harvard University where he graduated second in his class. Hale would go on to write for a variety of publications and periodicals throughout his lifetime.
Publisher: J. Stilman Smith & Company
City: Boston
Year: 1888
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 44 pages plus 3 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in its original printed wrappers. The book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to its covers. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and without markings.
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