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Lot 5001

$275

Title: Picturesque Palestine, Sinai and Egypt - Sir Charles William Wilson
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Charles William Wilson [] - Sir Charles William Wilson (14 March 1836 – 25 October 1905) K.C.B., K.C.M.G., F.R.S., D.C.L., LL.D., M.E. was a British military officer and geographer. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1881, 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 13.25"
Book Details: Charles Wilson, a Royal Engineer, had attempted to improve British military intelligence in an age when spying was seen as "ungentlemanly" or "work of a low order", even successfully reducing his own role in order to get a general involved who would be able to defend the interests of the intelligence service. Never a spy as such, he simply "went in openly", scouting and studying areas of military interest. Throughout the 19th century, the Holy Land became increasingly important as a route between Europe and the Indian Ocean: important to Britain as a faster route to India and to other powers as way around the British-held choke point at Gibraltar. He had visited Jerusalem in 1864, spending ten months mapping the city with the help of local workers and even the Prussian consul. He mixed research in Biblical archaeology with military and civilian intelligence about water courses and lines of defense. In addition to grants from the Treasury, the detailed maps and photographs produced sold very well, earning a profit on the endeavor in their own right. He then joined the Palestine Exploration Fund and directed the Survey of Western Palestine, which also acted as a "cover for military mapping".

Unlike the earlier Picturesque series, Picturesque Palestine did not employ numerous artists on the project but only used two of the more successful artists from the earlier books, Harry Fenn and J.D. Woodward. Their sketches were compiled on site during Woodward and Fenn's two joint tours of Egypt and the Levant in the winters of 1877–78 and 1878–79. The two trips are documented in his correspondence with Woodward's wife and his mother. The pair received special permission to sketch inside and under the Mosque of Omar (the Dome of the Rock), although Woodward compared the streets of Jerusalem with the "dirtiest alleys of Baltimore". Oppressed by the heat, glare, and barrenness, the best he could say about the shore of the Dead Sea was "I suppose it is not so bad it couldn't be worse". Nazareth was "the worst", while he was most impressed by the Syrio-Roman ruins at Baalbek.

The works were "enormously successful", with Woodward and Fenn each earning an estimated $10 000 a year in royalties on the Holy Land volumes. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in half-leather, with pebbled cloth covers showing stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spines and front covers. There is moderate exterior rubbing concentrated at the edges and corners. The bindings are solid.

The text blocks are adorned with gilt edges and marbled endpapers. The pages are clean with mild age toning. Moisture marking to the lower fore edge corner of the second volume affects the text block as well as the covers. This work is lavishly illustrated, with bright tissue-guarded plates after Harry Fenn and J.D. Woodward, as well as numerous textual illustrations.
Lot 5002

$600

Title: A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the World; In Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed. Undertaken by His Majesty's Command, Principally with a View To Ascertain the Existence of Any Navigable Communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; And Performed in the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of War, and Armed Tender Chatham, under the Command of Captain George Vancouver
Author: George Vancouver - Captain George Vancouver was an English officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his 1791–95 expedition, which explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions, including the coasts of contemporary Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. He also explored the Hawaiian Islands and the southwest coast of Australia.

In Canada, Vancouver Island and the city Vancouver are named after him, as are Vancouver, Washington in the United States, Mount Vancouver on the Yukon/Alaska border and New Zealand's sixth highest mountain. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, and J. Edwards
City: London
Year: 1798
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10" Height: 12"
Book Details: Vancouver was put in command of the expedition on the recommendation of his old commanding officer Alan Gardner. He had served earlier with both Admiral Rodney and on James Cook's second and third voyages, so was well equipped in terms of experience, in addition he was a first class navigator. The voyage was mounted as a grand-scale expedition to reclaim Britain's rights, resulting from the Nootka Convention, at Nootka Sound, to thoroughly examine the coast south of 60º in order to find a possible passage to the Atlantic; and to learn what establishments had been founded by other powers. This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge. Vancouver sailed by way of the Cape of Good Hope to Australia, where he discovered King George's Sound and Cape Hood, then to New Zealand, Hawaii, and the northwest coast of America. In three seasons' work Vancouver surveyed the coast of California; visited San Francisco and San Diego ... and other Spanish
> settlements in Alta California; settled the necessary formalities with the Spanish at Nootka; investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca; discovered the Strait of Georgia; circumnavigated Vancouver Island; and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson Bay.' (Hill
Pacific Voyages [2004] p.623).

Cowan p.654-5; Cox II,p.30; Ferguson 281; Forbes I,298; Hill (2004) 1753; Howes V-23; Judd 178; Lada-Mocarski 55; O'Reilly & Reitman 635; Sabin
98443; Streeter Sale 3497; Tremaine 688; Tweney 78; Wagner NWC p.209; Wantrup 63a; Wickersham 6601; Zamorano Eighty 77

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of one of the most important [voyages] ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge' (Hill)

This set's leather-covered boards are detached. There is stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation to the spines. The books show moderate rubbing concentrated at the edges and corners of the covers. There is chipping to the spines.

These volumes have brown endpapers. The lightly age-toned pages display scattered light foxing and soiling. Errata lists appear at the end of the third volume. The contents are as follows:

Volume I: title page, list of plates and 6 (of 7) plates present in facsimile, plate 7 is original

Volume II: 2 plates (of 5) present in facsimile, the other three original.

Volume III: table of contents and list of plates pages loose, all original plates present.

While list of plates in each volume begin with plate I, the numeration on the plates is continuous for all three volumes, from I – XVIII.
Lot 5003

$275

Title: The Photographic Portraits of Abraham Lincoln: A Descriptive List of the Portraits in the Meserve Collection, copies of which were presented to Lincoln Memorial University by Carl W. Schaefer, a Trustee of the University.
Author: Frederick H. Meserve
City: New York
Year: 1941
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 21 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work, number 1 of 52 numbered copies. This privately-printed catalogue lists and describes 118 portraits of Lincoln from Meserve's famed collection, copies of which were given to Lincoln Memorial University.

This vintage volume is bound in marbled paper covers with a blue cloth backstrip and a title label on the front cover. There is bumping to the lower corners and mild edge wear. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with deckled edges. There is light institutional notation in pencil in the upper corner of the front flyleaf. A mounted carte-de-visite frontispiece depicts Lincoln seated during his Presidency. The pages are clean, with mild age toning.
Lot 5004

$225

Title: Catalogue of Apparatus for Making and Dispensing Soda-Water, Mineral Waters, Summer Beverages, Etc.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Chas. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 227 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in two-tone green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling and mild rippling to the covers. The binding is firm. The front endpaper has a small library ink stamp and a period gift inscription. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated with full-page images of ornate apparatuses, including several on fold-out plates.
Lot 5005

$175

Title: The History of Ancient Europe; with a View of the Revolutions in Asia and Africa. In a Series of Letters to a Young Nobleman.
Author: William Russell - William Russell was a Scottish historical and miscellaneous writer.

Russell achieved his chief reputation as an historian. The first of his works to meet with any success was "The History of America, from the first Discovery by Columbus to the Conclusion of the late War."

In the same year Russell issued, anonymously, the first two volumes of his "History of Modern Europe, in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to his Son." Three further volumes, with the author's name, appeared in 1784, and the whole work was published in five volumes in 1786. It deals with the rise of the modern kingdoms of Europe down to the peace of Westphalia (1763). Before his death Russell planned a continuation to 1783, and Dr. Charles Coote, Rev. William Jones, and others carried the compilation forward to various stages in the nineteenth century. An epitome appeared in 1857. Russell summarises dexterously, knows and names his authorities, and occasionally advances an original opinion. It was superseded by the "Modern Europe" (1861–4) of Thomas Henry Dyer. Russell's "History of Ancient Europe, with a View of the Revolutions in Asia and Africa" (2 vols. 1793), was a fragment, and had indifferent success. Cadell arranged to pay him £750 for a history of England from the accession of George III to the end of the American war, but this was not begun. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson
City: London
Year: 1793
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: William Russell was a Scottish historical writer. This work, which followed his History of Modern Europe, continued his anecdotal history in the form of letters "to a young nobleman".
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in brown leather with raised bands and stamped gilt numbering/ornamentation to the spine. A red leather bookplate shows stamped gilt lettering and ruling. The volume number has faded from the first volume. These volumes show very light rubbing at the edges of the spines and the corners of the covers. The bindings are solid.

The text block is adorned with cream endpapers. The armorial bookplate of E. H. Greenly is affixed to each front pastedown. The pages show mild age toning and very occasional marginal smudges.
Lot 5006

$200

Details: This lot includes the 17th-century engraved map shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled "Italiae Veteris Specimen," this work of antique cartography by Philipp Cluver and dates from 1624. It is from "Italia antiqua," based on Ortelius.

Philipp Clüver (also Klüwer, Cluwer, or Cluvier, Latinized as Philippus Cluverius and Philippi Cluverii) (1580 – 31 December 1622) was an Early Modern German geographer and historian.


Clüver was an antiquary, who was given a special appointment at Leiden as geographer and put in charge of the university's library, but his life's project, it developed, was a general study of the geography of Antiquity, based not only on classical literary sources, but — and this was his contribution — supplemented by wide travels and local inspections. He became virtually the founder of historical geography.

Clüver's first work, in 1611, concerning the lower reaches of the Rhine and its tribal inhabitants in Roman times ("Commentarius de tribus Rheni alveis, et ostiis; item. De Quinque populis quondam accolis; scilicet de Toxandris, Batavis, Caninefatibus, Frisiis, ac Marsacis") touched a source of national pride among the Seventeen Provinces, for the Dutch were enjoying a twelve years' truce in their Eighty Years' War of liberation.

Clüver's "Germaniae antiquae libri tres" (Leiden, 1616) depends on Tacitus and other Latin authors. A volume on the antiquities of Sicily, with notes on Sardinia and Corsica ("Sicilia Antiqua cum minoribus insulis ei adjacentibus item Sardinia et Corsica"), published at Leiden by Louis Elsevier in 1619, is a useful source, with many reference from writers of Antiquity and maps that are often detached and sold to map collectors. His Introductio in universam geographiam, totally 6 parts, (published posthumously from 1624) was the first comprehensive modern geography, and became a standard geographical textbook.

Clüver was also a prolific a writer on mathematical and theological subjects. He is remembered by collectors and historians of cartography for his edition of Ptolemy's "Geographia" (based on Mercator's edition of 1578) and for miniature atlases that were reprinted for most of the 17th century. Many of his maps were etched for him by Petrus Bertius. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)


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Condition / Notes: This small-format map, measuring approximately 8.75" x 7", has a small spot in the bottom margin and a vertical fold.
Lot 5007

$200

Title: Architecture and Other Arts
Author: Howard Crosby Butler - Documentary architectural historian of the Middle East. He was educated privately at the Lyons Collegiate Institute and the Berkeley School in New York, which allowed him to enter Princeton University as a sophomore, class of 1892. Not an outstanding student, he nevertheless studied history, Greek and Latin languages, ancient and modern art and gained fluency in French and Italian, Arabic, Turkish, and modern Greek The classes of the art historian Allen Marquand (q.v.), who had founded the Princeton departments of art and archaeology, impressed him greatly, as well as those of Marquand's Princeton rival, Arthur Lincoln Frothingham (q.v.). After his A. B. in1892 and A.M. the following year, Butler attended the Columbia School of Architecture returning to Princeton 1895 to lecture in architectural history. He was responsible for lectures in architectural history from the early Christian era through the renaissance. The following year Marquand married and left for a year in Rome at the American Academy (still known as the American School). Butler left his teaching in 1897 to become a Fellow in Archeology at the American Schools of Classical Studies in Rome and Athens (through 1898). His "Scotland's Ruined Abbeys" appeared in 1899. During the 1899-1900 academic year he led an archeological expedition to north central Syria. He would continue these excavations until 1909. Butler returned to Princeton in 1901 where he became professor of art and archeology, a position he held the rest of his life. "The Story of Athens" was published in 1902. The same year, he founded the School of Architecture, which he headed. His monograph on Syria was published as "Architecture and Other Arts" in 1903. In 1905 he was appointed first master in residence of the Graduate College at Princeton. In 1904 Butler made a second archaeological expedition to Syria. He was contributing editor of the journal Art and Archeology from 1906 until his death. His final archaeological trip to Syria was made in 1909. The Turkish government invited Butler to oversee the excavation of Sardis. The site of the Sardis civilization--older than the Syrian--were much deeper than previous digs. Butler was able to successfully excavate these ruins between 1910 and 1922. He assumed the director position of the School of Archaeology in 1920. In his closing years at Princeton, Butler worked closely and with E. Baldwin Smith (q.v.) his former student and now colleague in architectural history. His monograph on Sardis appeared the same year. He died in the American Hospital at Neuilly, France and his remains interred at Croton Falls, NY. (Information courtesy of The Dictionary of Art Historians at https://dictionaryofarthistorians.org/butlerh.htm)

Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1903
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxv/433 pages
Width: 12" Height: 14.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is stated to be Part II of the Publications of an American Archaeological Expedition to Syria, 1899-1900.

This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. The book shows external wear, with soiling to the covers. The binding is firm. The volume has a gilt top edge. The interior is clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded plates, numerous b&w photographs and drawings, architectural plans and textual illustrations. This work offers an index of dated monuments of architecture and sculpture described in the publications referenced above, as well as an index to this part. This volume has been collated. Pagination: vii-xxv, three unnumbered pages followed by 3-433. There is a plate facing page 68. There is a 2 inch closed tear on pages 31/32.
Lot 5008

$35

Title: Annual Reports of the Forest, Fish and Game Commissioner of the State of New York for 1907 - 1908 - 1909
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Press of J. B. Lyon Company
City: Albany
Year: 1910
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 407 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. There is light rubbing concentrated at the edges and corners. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with leaf patterend endpapers. A library bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. Additional library material is affixed to the rear endpaper. The color frontispiece depicts the Adirondacks. The pages show mild age toning. This work is lavishly illustrated with many illustrated plates, some of which appear in full color.
Lot 5009

$325

Title: Railways in Color Prints of Meiji Era
Author: Hirohiko Tembo, Juzo Suzuki
Publisher: Transportation Museum
City: Tokyo
Year: 1971
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix / XIX pages, 279 color illustrations
Width: 14.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: An illustrated catalogue of Meiji era Japanese prints depicting the railroad, published as part of the centenary celebration of the opening of the railroad in Japan.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, number 776 out of 2000 numbered copies issued. The vintage oblong volume is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt Japanese characters on the covers and spine. There is light rubbing to the surfaces. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with fuschia endpapers. There is text is in Japanese and English. The pages are clean and bright. This work is lavishly illustrated with 271 color images, including 58 tipped-in color plates.

The volume is protected by a red paper-covered slipcase with Japanese characters stamped on the spine and front cover. There is light wear at one edge of the slipcase.
Lot 5010

$140

Title: The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq; Containing All His Original Poems, Tales, and Translations. Now First Collected and Published Together in Four Volumes. With Explanatory Notes and Observations. Also an Account of His Life and Writings
Author: John Dryden - John Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John." He was made Poet Laureate in 1668.
Publisher: Printed for J. and R. Tonson
City: London
Year: 1760
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: Dryden was the great Restoration poet and dominated the English literary scene during his era. This was the first comprehensive collection of his work.
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in full leather, with fine gold tooling to the spines. The gilt-lettered red leather labels display loss, with that of the third volume entirely absent, and the label for the first largely missing. These books otherwise show moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to the covers, minor scuffing at the edges, and minor chipping/cracking to the spine covers. The bindings are firm. The text blocks have red speckled edges. The armorial bookplate of E. H. Greenly is attached to each front pastedown, with his signature in the upper right corner of the front flyleaf of the first volume. The pages are clean and without markings. The first volume offers a frontispiece portrait of the author, and a number of engraved vignettes, largely presenting portraits, though one offers a depiction of a sea battle.
Lot 5011

$35

Title: Boys' Useful Pastimes. Pleasant and Profitable Amusement for Spare Hours. Comprising Chapters on the Use and Care of Tools, and Detailed Instructions by Means of Which Boys Can Make with their Own Hands, a Large Number of Toys, Household Ornaments, Scientific Appliances and Many Pretty, Amusing and Necessary Articles for the Playground, the House and Out-of-Doors. Described with Over 300 Illustrations.
Author: Robert Griffith
Publisher: Nims & Knight
City: Troy, New York
Year: 1887
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 341 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: From the introduction:

In the following pages are contained directions, abundantly illustrated with explanatory designs, for using many of the tools and processes which enter into the making of common things and detailed descriptions of the construction of a large number of articles which will at the same time be sources of amusement in the construction and most useful when completed. Toys of all sorts are so described that any clever boy (and all the boys who read this book are clever), can crowd his room and all the nooks and corners of the house with sleds, boats, engines, tops and other delightful things, too numerous to be mentioned here.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in pictorial cloth covers with red lettering and illustration on the front cover, black ornamentation on the front cover and spine, and stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light external rubbing concentrated at the spine edges an corners. A small ink smudge is on the lower half of the back cover. The binding is solid. The pages are clean with mild age toning, occasionally heavier in the margins. This work is copiously illustrated with over three hundred textual illustrations and diagrams.
Lot 5012

$45

Title: A History and Genealogy of the Conant Family of England and America, Thirteen Generations, 1520-1887; Containing Also Some Genealogical Notes on the Connet, Connett and Connit Families
Author: Frederick Odell Conant
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: Portland, Maine
Year: 1887
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/640 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this genealogical work, copy number 31 of 350.

This antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and a crest stamped in gold on the front cover. The book shows external wear, with moisture markings and rippling to the rear cover. The text block has separated at several points. The title page is detached. The lightly age-toned pages are largely clean and without markings, with some offsetting from laid-in newspaper clippings. Notations in ink appear on the blank page after the final page of text. A real photograph has been attached to the page following the limitation notice. This work is illustrated with a number of plates, including fold-outs presenting facsimiles of documents. Facsimiles of signatures appears throughout the text. Also laid in is the brochure "Roger Conant: Supplementary Notes" collected by Grace Patten Conant in collaboration with Alice Gertrude Lapham. This item, in its orginal wrappers, was printed by The Brookline Print in 1944 and has 25 pages.
Lot 5013

$80

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

Among the titles in this lot are "The Amateur Vagabond," "King's Photographic Views of New York," "King's Notable New Yorkers of 1896-1899," "The Spider and the Fly," and "A History of New York" (second volume only).

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Condition / Notes: These books display some age/wear indications, which may include age toning, edge wear, and detached/detaching boards and spine covers. It should be noted that "A History of New York" is lacking boards and exhibits loss at the corners of the first few pages, including the title page. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5014

$130

Details: This lot consists of the antique John Selby hand-colored ornithological engraving shown in the corresponding images.

Tengmalms Owl. Plate XXVI. Edinburgh: 1819-1834. Engraving with thick hand color. Printed on woven Whatman paper, backed. Sheet size: 21 3/4 x 14 7/8 inches.

A beautiful print of a Tengmalms Owl from John Selby's seminal bird book, "Illustrations of British Ornithology".

Prideaux John Selby was a versatile gentleman naturalist, born on 23 July 1788 in Alnwick, Northumberland, he inherited Twizell House and its estate in 1804, and throughout his life did not neglect his duties as a landowner, magistrate, High Sheriff, and then Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland. He married Lewis Tabitha Mitford, the daughter of Bertram Mitford of Mitford Castle, Northumberland, in 1810, and by 1817 had a happy marriage, three daughters, and a house that had become a sort of upmarket `staging-post' for naturalists heading North and South along the nearby Great North Road. Visitors were to include John James Audubon (who gave Selby and his brother-in-law Robert Mitford lessons in drawing), Sir William Jardine (one of Selby's closest friends and a collaborator on various later works), John Gould, William Yarrell, H.E.Strickland, to name but a few.

Natural History and Ornithology had been Selby's passion from youth, and Christine Jackson notes, in her excellent introduction to the Sotheby's catalogue of the sale of the Bradley Martin collection of Selby watercolours, that, besides `collecting and preserving birds, Selby had observed them in the field, making careful notes of their habitat and habits. At his leisure, he also sensitively colored drawings of them. With this accumulation of practical knowledge, specimens, and some drawings, Selby embarked in 1819 on an ambitious project to publish the most up-to-date, life-size illustrations of British birds.

Since he had an incomplete pictorial record of his birds, many remained to be drawn while publication of the parts of the work proceeded. The aim was to issue each part comprising twelve plates at regular intervals of six months. The size of the paper chosen was elephant folio (27" x 21½") in order that most of the birds might be represented life-size. For each plate, Selby made watercolor paintings of the species.'

Selby etched his drawings on copper plates and then either took or sent the plates to William Home Lizars in Edinburgh. Either Lizars or one of his workmen took a pull [proof impression] from Selby's plate and worked on any parts necessary to bring the plate to a very fine state of completion. Selby and Sir William Jardine both purchased their copper plates and etching ground from Pontifex of London, and their letters refer to the progress made in drawing and "biting" or etching their plates. If they made a mistake or accidently over-etched a plate, they relied on Lizars to correct by burnishing to lighten it.' (Jackson, Bird Etchings, pp.202-204).

BM (NH) IV,pp.1896-1896; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990) p.141; cf. Nissen IVB 853; cf. Zimmer p.571.

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Condition / Notes: This antique hand-colored engraving on woven Whatman paper is well-preserved, with mild age toning to the paper and vibrant hand-coloring to the image. The 15" by 21.5" sheet is mounted via two pieces of tape on the verso inside a stiff 19.25" by 24.5" portfolio, with a clear plastic window.
Lot 5015

$45

Title: The Ladies Calling in Two Parts
Author: Richard Allestree - Richard Allestree or Allestry was an English Royalist churchman and provost of Eton College from 1665.
Publisher: Printed at the Theater
City: Oxford
Year: 1705
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/270 pages, [2]
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: First published in 1673, it has been attributed to Richard Allestree a Royalist divine, who ultimately became chaplain to Charles II and provost of Eton College. It is a book of devotional guidance for women, patriarchal in tone, emphasizing modest and pious conduct.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in panelled leather, with gold tooling to the spine, and a red leather label with gilt lettering.

The book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and minor scuffing to the covers. There is narrow cracking along the front and rear spine edges. The binding is sound. A previous owner's signature can be seen in the upper outside corner of the front pastedown. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece, a title page vignette offering a view of Oxford.
Lot 5016

$20

Title: Island of Bali
Author: Miguel Covarrubias - José Miguel Covarrubias Duclaud was a Mexican painter and caricaturist, ethnologist and art historian among other interests. In 1924 at the age of 19 he moved to New York City armed with a grant from the Mexican government, tremendous talent, but very little English speaking skill. Luckily, Miguel could draw. In her book, "Covarrubias," author Adriana Williams tells how Mexican poet José Juan Tablada and New York Times critic/photographer Carl Van Vechten, introduced him to New York's literary/cultural elite also known as "the Smart Set." Soon Miguel was drawing for several top magazines, eventually becoming one of Vanity Fair magazine's premier caricaturists.

A man of many talents, he also began to design sets and costumes for the theater including Caroline Dudley Reagon's La Revue Negre starring Josephine Baker in the show that made her a smash in Paris. Other shows included Androcles and the Lion, The Four Over Thebes, and the Garrick Gaities' Rancho Mexicano number for dancer and choreographer Rosa Rolando (or Rolanda; born Rosemonde Cowan, and later to take the name Rosa Covarrubias). The two fell in love and traveled together to Mexico, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean in the mid to late 1920s. During one of their trips to Mexico, Rosa and Miguel traveled with Tina Modotti and Edward Weston, who taught Rosa photography. Rosa was also introduced to Miguel's family and friends including artist Diego Rivera. Rosa would become lifelong friends with Rivera's second wife, the artist Frida Kahlo.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1950
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxv/417 pages plus 10 pages of index
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in two-tone original cloth binding -- black cloth spine lettered and decorated in gold, yellow cloth-backed boards, with bottom right corner of the front cover bearing beautiful black-on-yellow drawing by Miguel Covarrubias of nude Balinese woman kneeling in the ocean and covering her face with her hands, Knopf Borzoi logo and Knopf name in black on bottom right corner of yellow-cloth portion of back cover. The volume shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. Ink stamps of the Davenport Public Museum appear on the front endpaper and the verso of the fold-out frontispiece. The pages are clean and bright. This work is lavishly illustrated with plates and textual illustrations. An album of b&w photographs appears at the rear of the volume. The fold-out topographical map at the front of the volume is well preserved. The price-clipped pictorial dust jacket displays minor loss at the top of the spine panel.
Lot 5017

$150

Title: The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer: Translated by Pope.
Author: Homer - Homer is best known as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He was believed by the ancient Greeks to have been the first and greatest of the epic poets. Author of the first known literature of Europe, he is central to the Western canon.

When he lived, as well as whether he lived at all, is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived no more than 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BCE or later. Pseudo-Herodotus estimates that he was born 622 years before Xerxes I placed a pontoon bridge over the Hellespont in 480 BCE, which would place him at 1102 BCE, 168 years after the fall of Troy in 1270 BCE. These two end points are 252 years apart, representative of the differences in dates given by the other sources.

The importance of Homer to the ancient Greeks is described in Plato's Republic, where he is referred to as the protos didaskalos, "first teacher", of tragedy, the hegemon paideias, "leader of learning", and the one who ten Hellada pepaideuken, "has taught Greece". Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds in Egypt. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Translor: Alexander Pope - Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope is famous for his use of the heroic couplet.
Publisher: Printed for C. Bathurst and 35 others
City: London
Year: 1783
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Book Details: Alexander Pope's famous translations of the two great Greek epics.
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in leather with stamped gilt ornamentation on the spines. The third volume retains a black leather title label showing stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation. There is light chipping to the top/bottom of the spines and moderate wear along the spine edges and corners. The bindings are sound.

An ink signature appears in the upper fore edge corner of each front flyleaf. The endpapers are toned. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and occasional light spotting/foxing.
Lot 5018

$110

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

Among the titles in this lot are a first US edition of "The History of Poland" (1831), "Lectures on History, Delivered in the Normal School of Paris" (1801), and "Histoire Romaine" (1742).

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Condition / Notes: These books display some age/wear indications, including foxing, age toning, edge wear, and detached/detaching spine covers and boards. Some volumes show significant wear and loss of the board(s) or spine cover. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5019

$70

Title: The City of the Sultan; And Domestic Manners of the Turks in 1836
Author: Julia Pardoe - Julia Pardoe was an English poet, novelist, historian and traveller.

She was born at Beverley, Yorkshire, and showed an early interest in literature. She became a prolific and versatile writer, producing in addition to her lively and well-written novels many books on travel, and others dealing with historical subjects. She was a keen observer, and her travel to the East gave her an accurate and deep knowledge of the peoples and manners of the East.

To modern readers she is probably best known for her books on her travels in Turkey, which are some of the earliest works by a woman on this area. In 1836 she traveled to Constantinople with her father, Major Thomas Pardoe. This voyage inspired her book "The City of the Sultan" (1836). Later she collaborated with the artist William Henry Bartlett to produce "The Beauties of the Bosphorus" (1839), an illustrated account of Constantinople. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Carey, Lea & Blanchard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1837
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 291/284 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volumes-bound-as-one edition of this work.

This antique volume is bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt-lettered black leather spine labels. This former library book shows external wear, with narrow cracking at the front/rear spine edges, rubbing to the covers and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. An antique paper label can be seen at the top of the spine cover. The front hinge is cracked. The antique bookplate of The Wadsworth Library of Geneseo, New York is affixed to the front pastedown; library attachments appear on the rear endpaper. An ink notation is present on the front flyleaf. The first title page is blind stamped and has ink notations. Ink notations can also be seen at the top of the second title page. The pages exhibit light foxing. Pages 151/152 display loss at the fore edge affecting the text substanially.
Lot 5020

$225

Title: The Light of Asia or the Great Renunciation (Mahabhinishkramana). Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama, Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism (As Told in Verse by an Indian Buddhist).
Author: Edwin Arnold - Sir Edwin Arnold KCIE CSI (10 June 1832 – 24 March 1904) was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work The Light of Asia. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Trubner & Co., Ludgate Hill
City: London
Year: 1879
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 238 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: The Light of Asia, subtitled The Great Renunciation, is a book by Sir Edwin Arnold. The first edition of the book was published in London in July 1879.

In the form of a narrative poem, the book endeavors to describe the life and time of Prince Gautama Siddhartha, who after attaining enlightenment became The Buddha, The Awakened One. The book presents his life, character, and philosophy, in a series of verses. It is a free adaptation of the Lalitavistara.

A few decades before the book's publication, very little was known outside Asia about the Buddha and Buddhism, the religion which he founded, and which had existed for about twenty-five centuries. Arnold's book was one of the first successful attempts to popularize Buddhism for a Western readership.

The book has been highly acclaimed from the time it was first published, and has been the subject of several reviews. It has been translated into several languages, including Hindi (by Acharya Ram Chandra Shukla).

In the 1945 movie version of Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1891), as the protagonist turns to a life of depravity, a friend tries to turn him back to a good life by lending him a copy of The Light of Asia. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this famous work, inscribed by the author on the first page.

This antique volume is bound in tan paper wrappers. The lightly-worn front wrapper is loose, and there is considerable chipping and loss to the partially-detached spine cover. The binding is loose in spots, with the text block as one. The pages are clean with mild age toning.

The volume is protected by a quarter-leather folding case with cloth covers, raised bands, and black leather spine labels showing stamped gilt lettering.
Lot 5021

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the works in this collection are an 18th century Breviary in Latin, multiple titles in printed German script as well as a miniature edition of "The Psalms of David in Metre: According to the Version Approved by the Church of Scotland," (Belfast: Wetherfield & Robinson, 1829).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may have library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5022

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique philosophy and society books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are a signed copy of Dr. Israel Gerber's "Man on a Pendulum," a first printing of "Human Nature and Conduct" by John Dewey," Henry L. Call's "The Coming Revolution," "Freethought Dear Book," and Erich Wulffen's "Woman as a Sexual Criminal."

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Condition / Notes: These books display some age/wear indications, which may include age toning, edge wear, and wear and minor loss of the dust jackets. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5023

$90

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Roosevelt's African Trip," which contains a number of plates and illustrations; "The Illustrious Career and Heroic Deeds of Col. Roosevelt"; and "The Triumphant Life of Theodore Roosevelt."

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Condition / Notes: These books display some age/wear indications, which may include age toning and edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5024

$90

Details: This lot consists of the "Harper's" magazines and illustrations shown in the corresponding images.

This large collection of "Harper's Weekly" Magazines date circa 1880-1907. News items from around the world include current events and anthropological views from such the 1892 World's Fair; political and social events in the United States including presidential inaugurations and the assassination of President McKinley; there are articles on new technology, and tidbits of gossip. Also included is poetry, prose, and multiple illustrations of technological advances, pastoral landscapes, portraits of important and/or historical figures, fashion, political and satirical cartoons, and cultural sketches from around the World. The issue of "Harper's Bazar" dated December 9, 1899 is also included.

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Condition / Notes: Theses items exhibit age/wear indications which may include tears or loss. Incomplete magazines and dis bound or excised pages are also included. Many show evidence of binding.
Lot 5025

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique etching and engraving books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Commercial Engraving and Printing," (front board and spine loose) as well as "The Etcher's Handbook."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may have library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5026

$40

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

The first piece in this lot is a framed advertisement for a bullfight (1919), featuring the matadors Juan Belmonte, Manuel Vare, and Manuel Belmonte. Juan Belmonte (April 14, 1892 – April 8, 1962), a celebrated Spanish matador, would have been nine years into his bullfighting career at this event. "In 1919, Belmonte fought 109 bullfighting corridas (bullfights), a number unmatched by any matador before" (Wikipedia). This framed piece measures approximately 11" x 14".

The second piece in this lot is an original Jack Benny autograph on a piece of paper measuring approximately 5 1/2" x 3". The reverse side features an autograph by silent film and Broadway actress, Vivienne Osborne.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces display some age/wear indications, which includes minor age toning.
Lot 5027

$50

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

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5028

$120

Title: Codex Vaticanus No. 3773 (Codex Vaticanus B): An Old Mexican Pictorial Manuscript in the Vatican Library. Published at the Expense of His Excellence the Duke of Loubat, Correspondent of the Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres of the Institute of France
Author: Eduard Seler - Eduard Georg Seler was a prominent German anthropologist, ethnohistorian, linguist, epigrapher, academic and Americanist scholar, who made extensive contributions in these fields towards the study of pre-Columbian era cultures in the Americas. He is most renowned for his foundational studies concerning the ethnography, documents and history of Mesoamerican cultures, for which he is regarded as one of the most influential Mesoamericanist scholars active around the turn of the 20th century.

Being poor and of ailing health, he was helped and supported for decades by his wife Cäcilie (Cecilia) Seler-Sachs (1855–1935, financially (she was the daughter of Dr Sachs, a wealthy MD), physically (during their long, hard, and insecure travels), and intellectually. Her photos of Aztec temples and pyramids are still useful to scientists, and after her husband's death she went on verifying his works, and publishing them. On the spot, the Selers were helped by Mexican scholar and historian Antonio Peñafiel. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed by T. and A. Constable
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1902-1903
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: 352 pages plus 48 leaves of plates
Width: 11.25" Height: 14"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This work is presented in two parts, each bound in gray wrappers, with black and red lettering to the front covers. The second part lacks its spine cover and the covers are detached. The covers display light soiling. The ink stamp of the Davenport Academy of Science appears in the upper right corner of the front cover. A two-inch diagonal tear is present at the top edge of the front cover of the first part. The pages are clean and bright. This work contains numerous textual illustrations and plates. An index appears in the second volume.
Lot 5029

$55

Title: Mount Auburn Illustrated. In Highly Finished Line Engraving, from Drawings Taken on the Spot, by James Smillie. With Descriptive Notices
Author: Cornelia W. Walter, James Smillie
Publisher: Published by R. Martin
City: New York
Year: 1847
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 119 pages plus 24 leaves of plates
Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Book Details: Mount Auburn Cemetery is the first rural cemetery in the United States, located on the line between Cambridge and Watertown in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Boston.

With classical monuments set in a rolling landscaped terrain, it marked a distinct break with Colonial-era burying grounds and church-affiliated graveyards. The appearance of this type of landscape coincides with the rising popularity of the term "cemetery," derived from the Greek for "a sleeping place." This language and outlook eclipsed the previous harsh view of death and the afterlife embodied by old graveyards and church burial plots.

The 174-acre (70 ha) cemetery is important both for its historical aspects and for its role as an arboretum. It is Watertown’s largest contiguous open space and extends into Cambridge to the east, adjacent to the Cambridge City Cemetery and Sand Banks Cemetery. It was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2003 for its pioneering role in 19th-century cemetery development. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in red leather, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and elaborate ornamental designs to the spine and front cover. The front and rear cover have a pictorial design depicting the front gate of the cemetery. The book shows external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to the covers. Minor loss is visible at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is detached at the front hinge and cracked at the rear. The text block has gilt edges. The bookplate of The Wordsworth Library of Geneseo, New York. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a map of the cemetery, a tissue-guarded additional engraved title page and twenty-two bright plates, also with tissue guards. A four-page subscriber's list appears at the rear of the volume.
Lot 5030

$60

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

Among the titles in this lot are J. Adams' "The Beauties of Happiness," "The Philosophical Dictionary of M. De Voltaire," and "Nature and Human Nature."

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Condition / Notes: These books display some age/wear indications, which include age toning, edge wear, and detaching/detached boards and spine covers. Some of these volumes show significant wear and loss, including the loss of boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5031

$250

Title: The Works of Theodore Roosevelt: National Edition
Author: Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
Editor: Hermann Hagedorn - Hermann Hagedorn was an American author, poet and biographer.

He was born in New York City and educated at Harvard University, where he was awarded the George B. Sohier Prize for literature, the University of Berlin, and Columbia University. From 1909 to 1911, he was an instructor in English at Harvard.

Hagedorn was a friend and biographer of Theodore Roosevelt. He also served as Secretary and Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Association from 1919 to 1957. Drawing upon his friendship with Roosevelt, Hagedorn was able to elicite the support of Roosevelt's friends and associates' personal recollections in his biography of Roosevelt which was first published in 1919 and then updated in 1921 and which is oriented toward children. The book has a summary questions for young readers at the end of each chapter. Drawing on the same friends and associates of Roosevelt, Hagedorn also published the first serious study of TR's experience as a rancher in the Badlands after the death of his wife and mother in 1884. Hagedorn's access to TR's associates in these two books has been utilized by historian, Edmund Morris in his two highly acclaimed biographical books on Roosevelt published in 1979 and 2001.

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1926-1927
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 20 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in debossed cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spines. A gilt embossed seal of Roosevelt appears in the cent of each front cover. There is light external rubbing to the volumes. The bindings are solid.

The text blocks are adorned with deckled edges and decorative endpapers patterned with Roosevelt's initials. The first volume contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt. The pages are clean with mild age toning.

The publication dates all read 1926 save volume I, dated 1927.
Lot 5032

$15

Title: Canadian Photography: 1839-1920
Author: Andrew Birrell, Ralph Greenhill
Publisher: The Coach House Press
City: Toronto
Year: 1979
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 104 pages
Width: 10.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This book is a substantial revision and expansion of "Early Photography in Canada" by Ralph Greenhill, published by Oxford University Press in 1965. Not only has much new research been incorporated, but two new chapters have been added to carry the story of Canadian photography from 1885 to 1920.

(From the Preface.)
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. The exterior is well-preserved and protected by a pictorial dust jacket with light edge wear. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with navy endpapers. The pages and images are clean and bright.
Lot 5033

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique literature and art shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Recollections and Impressions of James A. McNeil Whistler," "The Whistler Journal," and "An Illustrated Catalogue of the Whistler Memorial Exhibition 1905."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning and edge wear. "The Whistler Journal" has a number of pages that are present but detached, including some plates. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5034

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique Canada books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are George Waldo Browne's "The St. Lawrence River: Historical--Legendary--Picturesque" (in excellent condition); a second edition "A Souvenir of the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River," edited and published by Jno. A. Haddock (contains a well-preserved foldout color map); and "Canada's Fertile Northland," a volume with a supplemental slipcase of five well-preserved folding maps.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. The dust jacket of "Canadian Military Aircraft" exhibits some age toning and edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5035

$10

Title: History of Rome, and of the Roman People, from its Origin to the Invasion of the Barbarians.
Author: Victor Duruy - Jean Victor Duruy (11 September 1811 – 25 November 1894) was a French historian and statesman. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Editor: J. P. Mahaffy
Translor: M. M. Ripley
Publisher: Estes and Lauriat
City: Boston
Year: 1894
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 16 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a limited Illustrated Library Edition of this work, number 513 out of 1000 copies. The antique set has two-tone green and read cloth binding with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spines. These books show considerable external wear, with chipping to the spines, cracked hinges, and detached boards.

The text blocks are solid. Antique bookplates are affixed to the front pastedowns. Each volume contains a full-color frontispiece. The pages are clean with mild age toning. These works are lavishly illustrated with tissue-guarded color plates and fold-out maps.
Lot 5036

$50

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

Among the titles in this lot are a first edition of "Daring Deeds and Thrilling Adventures of our Pioneer Heroes, Frontiersmen and Scouts," Roosevelt's "Hunting Trips of a Ranchman," and "Gold Hunting in Alaska."

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Condition / Notes: These books display some age/wear indications, which may include age toning, wear to the boards and spine covers, and detaching boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5037

$10

Title: The Author Turned Critic; or the Reviewer Reviewed; Being a Reply to a Feeble and Unfounded Attack on Delaplaine's Repository, in the Analectic Magazine and Naval Chronicle, for the Month of September 1816.
Author: Joseph Delaplaine - Joseph Delaplaine was Philadelphia publisher known for “Delaplaine's Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished American Characters.”
Publisher: [unknown publisher]
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1816
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 34 pages plus publisher's catalog
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique pamphlet is bound in the publisher's original wrappers, showing moderate age toning and moderate foxing. Light edge wear/loss is evident. The sewn binding is sound. The pages show moderate age toning and light to moderate scattered foxing. There are several pages of advertisements for "Delaplaine's Repository" at the end of the volume.
Lot 5038

$175

Title: Catalogue of the Petrarch Collection Bequeathed by Willard Fiske
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Mary Fowler
Publisher: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press
City: London
Year: 1916
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xviii/547 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Daniel Willard Fiske (1831–1904) was an American librarian and scholar, born on November 11, 1831, at Ellisburg, New York.

Upon the opening of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Fiske was named university librarian and professor in 1868. He made a reputation as an authority on the Northern European languages, and Icelandic language and culture in particular.

With loans from Andrew Dickson White, Fiske at age 48 took a leave of absence and sailed to Europe. In the summer of 1879, he visited Iceland for three months, travelling on the island with two other Americans and endearing himself to the residents by organizing donations of books from America. He travelled to Rome in April 1880 to join Jennie McGraw, then age 40. In July 1880, he married Jennie, at the American Legation in Berlin. McGraw was the daughter of timber magnate John McGraw, and upon McGraw's death in 1877 inherited $2.2 million ($48.9 million today). Their marriage was short, and by September 1881 she had died from tuberculosis. Controversy over her will's bequest to Cornell left Fiske involved in the Great Will Case. Following its resolution in May 1890, he spent much of his remaining years in Italy, and collected manuscripts.

His interests included chess; he helped organize the first American Chess Congress in 1857 and wrote the tournament book in 1859, and edited The Chess Monthly from 1857 to 1861 with Paul Morphy. His scholarly volume, "Chess in Iceland and in Icelandic Literature" (Florence, 1905), was used as source material by H. J. R. Murray for "A History of Chess." Another manuscript, "Chess Tales and Chess Miscellanies" (New York, 1912), also published posthumously, is an anthology covering chess life of the period including articles about Morphy, problems by Sam Loyd, and the history of chess including some fables.

Fiske donated thousands of volumes to Cornell including a 1536 edition of the Divine Comedy that he purchased in April 1892 and directed to be sent directly to Cornell. The Fiske Dante Collection grew out of this acquisition and as of 2005 numbered approximately 10,000 volumes.

On September 17, 1904 Fiske died at Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is buried next to his wife Jennie McGraw Fiske in the elaborate crypt of Sage Chapel at Cornell University. Upon his death, Fiske left a bequest of 32,000 volumes, the Fiske Icelandic Collection, to Cornell along with funds that Fiske had received from Jennie's estate. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)


Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece, offering a view of The Petrarch Library Lungo Mugnone in Florence, and a tissue-guarded plate with a reproduction of a manuscript page. The entries are in double columns.
Lot 5039

$20

Title: Index to the Laws of California, 1850-1893. Including the Statutes, the State Edition of the Codes, 1872, and Subsequent Amendments, and the Constitution of 1879. Also, Tables of All Statutes and Code Sections which in Terms have Been Amended, Supplemented, or Repealed, and a List of the Statutes Intended by the Code Commissioners to Be Repealed.
Author: A. J. Johnston
Publisher: Bancroft-Whitney Company
City: San Francisco
Year: 1894
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 739 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This work was supervised by A.J. Johnston, the superintendent of state printing.

OCLC 3050331

Condition / Notes: This is the rarer San Francisco printing of this index to the first forty-plus years of the laws of the state of California (also printed in Sacramento the same year). Only four copies of this San Francisco imprint appear in OCLC.

This antique volume has been rebound in gray cloth covers with black leather spine labels showing gilt lettering/ruling. A library label is affixed to the foot of the spine. There is some chipping and loss to the labels. There is light rubbing and soiling to the covers. The binding is solid.

There is a short tear to the title page along the gutter. An ink library stamp also appears on the title page. There are several small tape repairs throughout the text. The pages show mild to moderate age toning, heaviest in the margins.
Lot 5040

$175

Title: The History of the Life of King Henry the Second, and of the Age in Which He Lived, in Five Books: To Which Is Prefixed a History of the Revolutions of England from the Death of Edward the Confessor to the Birth of Henry the Second
Author: Lord George Lyttelton
Publisher: Printed for J. Dodsley
City: London
Year: 1777
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: The history of early England from Edward the Confessor to Henry II and then the life and times of Henry II took Baron Lyttelton twenty years to write. The end result is a highly entertaining, clear and fair assessment of one of the great turning points in English history.
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered red leather spine labels on three of the spines. The books show external wear, with burn markings to the spines, cracking and chipping at the edges of the spine covers. The front and rear covers display soiliing and/or spotting, with scuffing at the edges. The bindings are sound. The armorial bookplate of E. H. Greenly can be seen on the front pastedowns. The pages exhibit occasional (faint) tide markings. This work has engraved title page vignettes.
Lot 5041

$150

Title: The Letters of Governor Hutchinson, and Lieut. Governor Oliver, &c. Printed at Boston. And Remarks Thereon. With the Assembly's Address, and the Proceedings of the Lords Committee of Council. Together with the Substance of Mr. Wedderburn's Speech Relating to Those Letters
Author: Andrew Oliver - Andrew Oliver was a merchant and public official in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. Born into a wealthy and politically powerful merchant family, he is best known as the Massachusetts official responsible for implementing the provisions of the Stamp Act, for which he was burned in effigy. He never actually carried out those duties, and was later commissioned as the province's lieutenant governor. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), Thomas Hutchinson - Thomas Hutchinson was a businessman, historian, and a prominent Loyalist politician of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in the years before the American Revolution. A successful merchant and politician, Hutchinson was active at high levels of the Massachusetts government for many years, serving as lieutenant governor and then governor from 1758 to 1774. He was a politically polarising figure who, despite initial opposition to Parliamentary tax laws directed at the colonies, came to be identified by John Adams and Samuel Adams as a proponent of hated British taxes. He was blamed by Lord North (the British Prime Minister at the time) for being a significant contributor to the tensions that led the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.
Publisher: Printed for J. Wilkie
City: London
Year: 1774
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 134 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in red cloth, with a gilt-lettered black label at the top of the spine. The book shows external wear, with loss of major portions of the spine cover. The covers display rippling and uneven discoloration. The binding is sound. The text block has red speckled edges. Page numbers have been written on the title page. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 5042

$10

Title: Midsummer Eve: A Fairy Tale of Love
Author: Mrs. S. C. Hall
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
City: London
Year: 1848
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 270 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs to the spine and front cover. The book shows external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. Minor loss is visible at the top/bottom of the spine cover and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The text block has gilt edges. A previous owner's name and the date of April 1859 appear on the front flyleaf. The pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece, plates and numerous textual illustrations featuring fairies, idyllic landscapes, and scenes of romance or family life.
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