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Lot 4001

$1500

Title: Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln.
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Editor: John G. Nicolay - John George Nicolay was a German-born American biographer, secretary of US President Abraham Lincoln and member of the German branch of the Nicolay family.

In 1838, he immigrated to the United States with his father and attended school in Cincinnati. He later moved to Illinois, where he edited the Pike County Free Press at Pittsfield, and became a political power in the state. Then he became assistant to the secretary of state of Illinois. While in this position, he met Abraham Lincoln and became his devoted adherent.

In 1861, Lincoln appointed Nicolay as his private secretary, which was the first official act of his new administration. Nicolay served in this capacity until Lincoln's death in 1865. Shortly before his assassination, Lincoln appointed Nicolay to a diplomatic post in France. After the death of the President, Nicolay became United States Consul at Paris, France (1865–69). For some time after his return to the United States, he edited the Chicago Republican. He was Marshal of the United States Supreme Court (1872–87). In 1881, Nicolay wrote The Outbreak of the Rebellion.

Nicolay and John Hay, who had worked alongside Nicolay as assistant secretary to Lincoln, collaborated on the official biography of the 16th President. It appeared in The Century Magazine serially from 1886 to 1890 and was then issued (1890–94) in book form as ten volumes, together with the two-volume "Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln." The resulting biography is a definitive resource on Lincoln and his times. Nicolay and Hay also edited Lincoln's Works in twelve volumes (1905). Finally, "Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln" was published by Helen Nicolay in 1912.

Nicolay was a founding member of the Literary Society of Washington in 1874, according to a book about the society written by his daughter, Helen Nicolay. Both Nicolay and Hay were members of long standing in the society. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

, John Hay - John Milton Hay, was an American statesman and official whose career in government stretched over almost half a century. Beginning as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, Hay's highest office was United States Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Hay was also an author and biographer and wrote poetry and other literature throughout much of his life (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: Lincoln Memorial University
City: Unknown
Year: 1894
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique complete set of twelve volumes features Presidential writings by Abraham Lincoln. This is a scarce complete set of the Sponsor's Edition issued by Lincoln Memorial University and numbered "536" and especially prepared for "Kate W. Baldwin." The signature of former Lincoln University president and Lincoln historian, John Wesley Hill appears on the edition page in the first volume.These volumes are bound in full leather, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation to the spines. A gilt icon of the Lincoln Monument adorns of the front of each volume.
Condition / Notes: The books show light shelfwear, with minor chipping at several top edges. The bindings are firm. The volumes have a top gilt edge. There is some age toning.The interiors are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with frontispiece, plates and a number of fold-out facsimiles.
Lot 4002

$250

Title: The Holly Terror
Author: Leslie Charteris [ 12 May 1907 – 15 April 1993] - Born Leslie Charles Bowyer-Yin, was a British-Chinese author of adventure fiction, as well as a screenwriter. He was best known for his many books chronicling the adventures of the charming anti-hero Simon Templar, alias "The Saint." (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Limited
City: London
Year: February 1933
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 319 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This antique Author/Contributor Signed Edition features fiction. Charteris created "The Saint" series for which he is best known. This volume is inscribed on the front page. Bound in the original publisher's blue cloth with the title and a stick feature with the author's name stamped in black on the front.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows beautifully with mild to moderate signs of wear and/or age. There is mild rubbing signs to the extremities and the binding is sound.The interior designs are clean and untouched.
Lot 4003

$70

Title: Frost's Pictorial History of California. History of the State of California, from the period of the conquest by Spain, to her occupation by the United States of America.
Author: John Frost
Publisher: Derby and Miller
City: Auburn, NY
Year: 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 508 pages plus catalog
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in elaborate blind stamped boards with gilt blind stamped pictorial spine cover. This volume of the history of the state of California features illustrated plates on pink paper depicting early settles Californian towns and social life. In-text illustrations of local fauna and flora is also present within the volume. The pages are adorned with a border.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with light external edgewear/chipping to the spine cover. The internal pages show mild to moderate age toning/foxing. The binding is slightly cracked internally with all leaves intact.
Lot 4004

$150

Title: Guilielmi Estii S. Theologiae Doctoris et in Academia Vuacensi.. Annotationes in Praecipua ac Difficiliora Sacrae Scripturae Loca.
Author: Willem Hessels van Est - Willem Hessels van Est (Latinized as Estius) (1542 – 20 September 1613) was a Dutch Catholic commentator on the Pauline epistles. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Typis Viduae & Heredum Petri Borremans, sub signo SS. Apostolorum Petri & Pauli.
City: Duaci
Year: 1621
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 652 pages plus Index
Width: 9" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in full vellum and features an engraved portrait of Willem Hessels van Est with his Latin name Guilielmus Estius under his portrait. This work contains notes in Latin on the difficult passage of the Bible and each page is decorated with a border. This work went on to many printings and is one of the authors posthumous publications.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate exterior age/wear with rubbing/soiling the boards and occasional creasing to the vellum. The interior pages show moderate age toning throughout. The pastedown endpapers are slightly cracked and lacking at the extremities.
Lot 4005

$325

Title: The Bibliophilist's Library: Second Sreies
Author:
Publisher: George Barrie Publisher
City: Philadelphia
Year: c. 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 20 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This decorative complete set of twenty volumes features history and literature. This Limited Edition of which only one-thousand were printed for sale. This set is numbered "786" and was printed for "Mr. Albert Leighton." Subdivided in to different subjects by two or three volumes. A sample of subjects include: "Prose Romances;" "Gil Blas;" and "Hemptameron" just to name a few. Bound in three quarters leather with marbled boards and raised band spines with gilt lettering. Pages are printed on Japanese vellum paper.
Condition / Notes: This set is in excellent condition and appearance. The bindings are sound and firm. The boards are solid and vibrant. The vellum pages are clean and crisp.
Lot 4006

$150

Title: Atlas of the State of Maine. Including Statistics and Descriptions of its History, Educational System, Geology, Rail Roads, Natural Resources, Summer Resorts and Manufacturing Interests, Compiled and Drawn from Original Plans and Actual Surveys.
Author: Council of Trent - The Council of Trent or the Council of Trent was the nineteenth ecumenical council or a meeting of all the bishops of the world to discuss issues concerning the life of the Catholic Church.
Editor: George N. Colby
Publisher: George N. Colby & Co.
City: Houlton, Maine
Year: 1884
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 115 pages
Width: 14.5" Height: 17.5"
Book Details: This antique folio atlas volume is bound in blindstamped leather boards. This work contains hand-colored maps, some folding, as well as a history of Maine, its Agriculture, Natural Resource, Railroads and numerous other topics. A list of towns and areas included in the maps can be found on the table of contents, some of which include: Boothbay; Mount Desert; Casco Bay; Timber Lands; Houlton; and Old Town. An additional map has been adhered to the front pastedown.
Condition / Notes: This antique folio volume shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear with rubbing/soiling to the boards. Both boards are separated and the volume is lacking the spine cover. The interior maps and pages show well with mild age toning.
Lot 4007

$300

Title: The Works of Shakespere
Author:
Publisher: Virtue & Yorston
City: New York
Year: c. 1873
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 11.25" Height: 15.25"
Book Details: This large scale folio two-volume set is handsomely bound handsomely bound in blind stamped and gilt tooled leather. The spine features raised bands with stamped and gilt designs and gilt lettering. All edges are gilt. The cover features gilt ornaments of four characters: Rosalind, Puck, Shylock and Falstaff. The works are edited by Charles Knight and feature illustrated tissue-guarded frontispieces of Shakespeare with numerous other illustrated tissue-guarded plates throughout.
Condition / Notes: This complete two-volume folio set is lavishly bound in blind stamped and gilted leather to both covers of each volume, with raised bands and gilt lettering and tooling. The exterior shows well with light rubbing to the extremities. The interiors show light age toning and foxing to the beginning of the text.

Volume One: This volume has been collated and contains 34 plates. Second title, “Biography” begins after page 810, signatures and pagination reset. Pagination as follows: 4 unnumbered leaves, 2-809, 3 unnumbered leaves, 1-93.

Volume Two: This volume has been collated and contains 23 plates. Staining present on [Plate 20], plate unobstructed. “Book 2” beings after page 778, pagination resets at 95. Pagination as follows: 3 unnumbered leaves, 1-778, 95-188.
Lot 4008

$100

Title: R.P Becani Societatis Iesu Theologi. Compendium Manualis Controversiarum Huius Temporis de fide a Religione.
Author: Martin Becan - Martinus Becanus (6 January 1563 – 24 January 1624) was a Flemish Jesuit priest, known as a theologian and conversationalist (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: Johannis Henningius
City: Colonia Agrippina
Year: 1637
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 646 pages, plus Index
Width: 2.5" Height: 4"
Book Details: This antique volume features a theology handbook. The title roughly translates to: "R.P Becani Society of Jesus Lateran. In Brief During this period of the faith, from the disputes of this religion 's Handbook."
"Becan taught theology for twenty-two year at Wurburg, Mains, and Vienna, and was confessor to Emperor Ferdinand II from 1620 until the time of his death. He possessed a style clear and dignified, and noticeable free from bitterness which marked the polemical literature of the day. His writings were directed principally against Calvin, Luther, and the Anabaptists; of these, the present work, treating of predestination, free will, the Eucharist, and the infallibility of the Church, passed through several edition" (Courtesy Catholic Encyclopedia).
Bound in Dutch vellum over paper boards.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and/or age. There is a library plate inside the front cover and a blind stamp of the free endpaper. The pages are mildly age toned and read clearly. A small wormtail in the lower outer margin effects a few letters in the last part of the volume. The vellum is in excellent condition.
Lot 4009

$130

Title: Picturesque America; or the land we live in. A delineation by pen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, canons, valleys, cities, and other picturesque features of our country. With illustrations on steel and wood, by eminent American artists
Author: Council of Trent - The Council of Trent or the Council of Trent was the nineteenth ecumenical council or a meeting of all the bishops of the world to discuss issues concerning the life of the Catholic Church.
Editor: William Cullen Bryant - William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1872-8174
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.5" Height: 13"
Book Details: This complete two-volume set is handsomely bound in black and gilt blind stamped full leather with raised bands on the spine cover. The work is adorned with numerous tissue-guarded plates as well as in-text illustrations engraved from steel and wood by eminent artists.

The work's essays, together with its nine hundred wood engravings and fifty steel engravings, are considered to have had a profound influence on the growth of tourism and the historic preservation movement in the United States. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This complete two-volume set shows well with mild to moderate external age/wear with rubbing and edgewear to the boards and spine cover. The interior pages show nicely with occasional light age toning/foxing. The tissue-guarded plates are vibrant and clean.
Lot 4010

$800

Title: Illuminated Koran/Quran Manuscript
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: uncredited publisher
City: likely Turkish
Year: c. 16th-18th century
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginted with 297 leaves
Width: 5.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This antique hand illuminated manuscript volume on the central text of the Islamic religion, the Quran (Koran), is bound in tolled and gilt leather binding with front flap and cut-out designs. The work features marbled endpapers on both the boards and the flap. The likely Turkish volume features illuminated pages with hand colored borders, decorations and text written on laid paper. The front two pages feature the Surat al-Fatihah with elaborate decorative multi-color borders.
Condition / Notes: This antique illuminated manuscript shows well with mild rubbing and chipping to the boards and flap. The endpapers and interior pages show previous archival repairs. The pages and illumination shows well with light age toning and markings. The first page of text shows small tears, with no disruption to the text.
Lot 4011

$45

Title: The Leather Duke
Author: Frank Gruber - Frank Gruber (born February 2, 1904, Elmer, Minnesota, died December 9, 1969, Santa Monica, California) was an American writer. He was a prolific author of stories for pulp fiction magazines. He also wrote dozens of novels, mostly Westerns and detective stories. Gruber wrote many scripts for Hollywood movies and television shows, and was the creator of three TV series. He sometimes wrote under the pen names Stephen Acre, Charles K. Boston and John K. Vedder. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Rinehart & Company, Inc.
City: New York / Toronto
Year: 1949
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 247 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This first edition volume is signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The volume is bound in black boards and features the orange and green dust jacket with publisher's price of $2.50. This volume was printed by Vail-Ballou Press, Inc. out of Binghamton, NY.

From the dust jacket:
"Most leather workers grind drearily along for years with nothing to break the monotony. Not so Johnny and Sam. Before they've been there half a day, Sam finds a corpse where he should have found a barrel of leather counters. Then the uproar begins."
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows well with light age toning to the dust jacket and interior pages. The spine cover shows light edgewear.
Lot 4012

$175

Details: 350Pcs (Approximate) This lot consists of antique and vintage estate ephemera ranging in date from circa 1859 to the 1950's. It includes a large sailors scrapbook with magazine clippings of pin-up girls and military scenes as well as naval records, ephemera and memorabilia from home and abroad, and personal memorabilia such as a lock of hair, wedding cards etc., as well as numerous billheads and checks, personal and business correspondence on commercial letterhead, and a number of decorative antique sheet music books with lovely engravings on the covers.

Ephemera measures up to approximately 12" x 14.5".
Condition / Notes: These documents and other ephemera are in good to excellent condition, well preserved, and show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 4013

$90

Title: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55
Author: Elisha Kent Kane - Elisha Kent Kane was a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin. He was present at the discovery of Sir John Franklin's first winter camp, but he did not find out what had happened to the fatal expedition.





Publisher: Childs & Peterson
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1856-1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique complete two-volume set features the history and realization of Henry Grinnell's expedition to the Arctic, adorned with engraved title pages, frontispieces and tissue-guarded plates. Volume one includes a folding map of the navigation route.

The Second Grinnell Expedition of 1853 was an American effort, financed by Henry Grinnell, to determine the fate of the Franklin's lost expedition. Led by Dr. Elisha Kane, the team explored areas northwest of Greenland, now called Grinnell Land. While failing to determine the fate of Sir John Franklin, the expedition set a new record for northward penetration, delineated 960 mi (1,540 km) of unexplored coastline north of 82° latitude, and discovered the long-sought open Polar Sea. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique two-volume set shows mild to moderate age/wear with light age toning to the boards as well as occasional markings/tape residue. The interiors show mild to moderate foxing, primarily in volume one.
Lot 4014

$400

Details: This lot consists of an album full of blank unused Civil War envelopes.

The envelopes are small and measure 5.9" x 3.5"
Condition / Notes: These envelopes are in excellent condition for their age and show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches, fading and soiling.
Lot 4015

$45

Details: 4Pcs This lot consists of scarce ambrotype portraits of unidentified Civil War era citizens. The subjects portray a range of age and dress. One piece is tinted.

Plates measure from approximately 3.75" x 3.25" up to 3.75" x 4.25".
Condition / Notes: These items are in good condition and may show an appropriate range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional cracks, scratches, fading and soiling.
Lot 4016

$40

Title: Preces S. Niersis Clajensis Armeniorum Patriarchac Viginti Quatuci Linguis editae
Author: Saint Nerses - Nerses IV the Gracious, also Nerses Shnorhali, Nerses of Kla or Saint Nerses the Graceful; 1102 – 13 August 1173) was Catholicos of Armenia from 1166 to 1173. A more precise translation of his epithet Shnorhali is "filled with Grace". He received the appellation Shnorhali from his contemporaries because of the very irenic quality of his writing. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: uncredited publisher
City: Venetiis: in Insula S. Lazari
Year: 1823
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 422 pages plus Index
Width: 3.75" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: This antique theology volume is bound in mottled leather boards with gilt tooling. The spine cover features gilt lettering on the green spine label and decorative gilt tooling. The interior is adorned with an engraved portrait of "S. Nerses Clajensis" and engraved title page. The work, loosely translated in English as "Twenty-Four Hour Prayers," consists of Saint Nerses' prayers translated into 24 languages. including English, Arabic, Greek, Latin and Italian.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with mild age/wear to the exterior with light occasional rubbing to the boards and spine cover. The spine cover shows moderate edgewear. The interior show bright and clean with the occasional light foxing, primarily at the beginning of the volume.
Lot 4017

$30

Title: Maxims and Moral Reflections.
Author: Duke de La Rochefoucault -
Publisher: Printed by Isaac Larkin, for Ebenezer Larkin
City: Boston
Year: 1793
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 141 pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.25"
Book Details: This antique volume features the Maxims that are commonly associated with Duke de La Rouchefoucault. "A noted French author of maxims and memoirs. It is said that his world-view was clear-eyed and urbane, and that he neither condemned human conduct nor sentimentally celebrated it. Born in Paris on the Rue des Petits Champs, at a time when the royal court was vacillating between aiding the nobility and threatening it, he was considered an exemplar of the accomplished 17th-century nobleman. Until 1650, he bore the title of Prince de Marcillac" (Courtesy Wikipedia). This volume is bound in full leather.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows signs of mild to moderate wear and age. The textblock is tightly bound and pages have mild to moderate foxing. The front board is separated from the binding. The leather is in good condition.
Lot 4018

$80

Title: Monarchiae Liber et Epistolae.
Author: Dantis Alagherii - Durante degli Alighieri, simply called Dante c. 1265 – 1321, was a major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comedìa (modern Italian: Commedia) and later christened Divina by Boccaccio, is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. [1] It has been referred to as greatest poem of the Middle Ages (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: Apud Bibliothecam Vaticanam
City: Romae
Year: 1930
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 21 Full Set: No
Pagination: 62 pages
Width: 10" Height: 13.75"
Book Details: This antique volume features a work of Dantis that is a reproduced facsimile, which was originally housed in the Vatican Library and is dated 1729. This copy was printed for Thomas Schneider. Bound in cloth boards with gilt Coat of Arms on the cover.
Condition / Notes: This volume is in excellent condition and shows beautifully with mild signs of wear and/or age. The binding is sound and firm. The pages are clear and clean.
Lot 4019

$50

Title: Uniformen der Alten Armee
Author: Council of Trent - The Council of Trent or the Council of Trent was the nineteenth ecumenical council or a meeting of all the bishops of the world to discuss issues concerning the life of the Catholic Church.
Publisher: Waldorf-Astoria
City: Munich
Year: c. 1930
Binding Style:
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 11.5" Height: 11"
Book Details: This antique volume of the "Uniforms of the Old Army" is complete with 312 colored cigarette cards of German Military. Some cards feature men with flags or specialized weaponry. This German work is bound in red decorative paper boards. The introduction is a classification of the Old Army. Each page is adorned with a decorative border.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with light rubbing and edgewear to the boards and spine cover. The interior pages show light age toning with the cards being vibrant.
Lot 4020

$25

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

A sample of titles in this group include: :Oriental Rugs: A Complete Guide;" "Chinese Jade of Five Centuries;" "The Golden Peaches of Samarkand;" and "Chinese Painting Techniques" to name a few.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. Most volumes are housed in original box cases.
Lot 4021

$80

Title: Interesting Letters of Pope Clement XIV. To which are prefixed, Anecdotes of his life.
Author: Ganganelli
Publisher: Printed for T. Becket
City: London
Year: 1777
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: This decorative antique complete set of four volumes features Papal papers. Translated from the French edition that was published in Paris by Lottin, Jun. Bound in marbled boards with raised band spines of leather. Volume three and four have the additional subtitle; "Likewise an Original Letter, in Answer to M. Voltaire's Objections to the Authenticity of Ganganelli's Letters."
Condition / Notes: This set shows beautifully with mild to moderate signs of wear and/or age. The boards are vibrant and clean. The bindings are firm and sound. There is mild to moderate worming in the last volume with mild loss of text. The text is clear and crisp.
Lot 4022

$50

Title: Life of Joseph Brant-Thayendanegea: Including the Border Wars of the American Revolution, and Sketches of the Indian Campaigns of Generals Harmar, St. Clair, and Wayne. And Other Matters Connected with the Indian Relations of the United States and Great Britain, from the Peace of 1783 to the Indian Peace of 1795.
Author: William L. Stone - At the age of 17, he became a printer in the office of the Cooperstown "Federalist," and in 1813 he was editor of the Herkimer "American," with Thurlow Weed as his journeyman. Subsequently he edited the "Northern Whig" at Hudson, New York, and in 1817 the Albany "Daily Advertiser." In 1818 he succeeded Theodore Dwight in the editorship of the Hartford "Mirror." While at Hartford, Jonathan M. Wainwright (afterward bishop), Samuel G. Goodrich (Peter Parley), Isaac Toucey, and himself alternated in editing a literary magazine called "The Knights of the Round Table." He also edited while at Hudson "The Lounger," a literary periodical which was noted for its pleasantry and wit. In 1821 he succeeded Zachariah Lewis in the editorship of the New York "Commercial Advertiser," becoming at the same time one of its proprietors, which place he held until his death. Brown University gave him the degree of A. M. in 1825.
Publisher: Alexander V. Blake
City: New York
Year: 1838
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This two-volume set concerns Joseph Brant (1740-1807), chief of the Mohawks, who commanded Native American fighters mostly in backcountry areas of New York and Pennsylvania, particularly near the Canadian border, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. Both volumes contain frontispiece portraits and additional engraved title pages, as well as folding maps and tissue-guarded plates. Howes S1040: ''Best biography of an American Indian.'' See also Sabin 92142.

The spines are stamped "1840;" title pages and copyright pages read 1838.
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes are firmly bound in brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. There is moderate to heavy external wear, including chipping and small loss to the spine covers. The text blocks are solid. The pages and plates show light to moderate foxing. The folding map is well-preserved, with minor foxing.
Lot 4023

$30

Book Details: This group of author signed books feature American military in the Middle East, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Black Hawk Down;" "Azerbaijan Diary;" "Final Salute;" and "Masters of Chaos." Each volume is intact with original dust jacket and is signed by the author or contributor.

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

Condition / Notes: These books show nicely in like new condition.
Lot 4024

$50

Title: The Silk Road: Fabrics from the Han to the T'ang Dynasty
Author: Council of Trent - The Council of Trent or the Council of Trent was the nineteenth ecumenical council or a meeting of all the bishops of the world to discuss issues concerning the life of the Catholic Church.
Editor: Group in Charge of Exhibition of Cultural Relics
Publisher: Museum of the Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region
City: China
Year: 1972
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 10.2" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: This volume features color photographic plates of fabric swatches from the Han to T'ang Dynasty. The volume is bound in cream cloth covered boards and includes a separated supplement paper volume. Both volumes are in Chinese. A paper slipcase with stamped Chinese lettering is present.
Condition / Notes: This hardcover volume and additional paper volume show well with occasional edgewear and creasing to the paper supplement. The pages of both volumes are bright and clean. The slipcase shows well with light edgewear.
Lot 4025

$60

Details: 100Pcs (Approximate) This lot consists of antique to modern estate ephemera. The earliest document dates from 1861 or earlier, and goes until circa 1970. Included is a large number of Denny family documents such as military naval, government social service, fraternity, medical, and other certificates and records. Other interesting finds include antique stamps (c. late 19th Century) from China and the United States, a Marksmanship Badge (non-military), a Hazard family Coat -of Arms, tintypes, original artwork, railroad, railway and trolley car ephemera including tickets, Stock certificates and Locomotive Engineer ephemera, maps especially of California, travel guides and photo books, farmer periodicals and almanacs, other periodicals and reference materials, minutes and other historical documents, a vintage baby book, personal correspondence, and advertisements.
Condition / Notes: These documents and other ephemera are in excellent condition and show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 4026

$55

Title: Extraits des assertions dangereuses et pernicieuses en tout genre, que les soi-disans Jésuites ont, dans tous les temps & persévéramment, soutenues, enseignées & publiées dans leurs livres.
Author:
Publisher: Chez Pierre-Guillaume Simon.
City: Paris
Year: 1762
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 542 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This antique volume features theology. The title roughly translates to "Extracts Of Dangerous and Pernicious Assertions in All Kinds..." Bound in full leather with raised bands to the spine with decorative gilt tooling. The page edges are dyed red. The endpapers are marbled.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear. The pages show signs of age toning and the text is clean and clear. The leather is solid and the binding is sound. The endpapers are untouched and vibrant.
Lot 4027

$10

Title: Manuale Superiorum pro Bono Eorum Regimine. ab Illustrissimi cujusdam Ordinis Superiore, pro usu privato conscriptum nunc vero a Quodam Ejusdem Amico ut pluribus utilissimus hic Labor prodesset in Publicam Lucem datum.
Author: Council of Trent - The Council of Trent or the Council of Trent was the nineteenth ecumenical council or a meeting of all the bishops of the world to discuss issues concerning the life of the Catholic Church.
Publisher: Sumptibus Matthaei Rieger
City: Augustae Vindelicorum (Augsburg)
Year: 1748
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 136 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This antique small-format volume is handsomely bound in later quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards. The work, loosely translated to English as "The Superior Manual for the good of the Government," is a Latin volume is adorned with decorated capitals and ornaments throughout. The volume also features decorative floral designed endpapers.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with light external rubbing to the boards and spine cover. The interior pages show well with light age toning/foxing, primarily in the margins.
Lot 4028

$175

Title: Rubriceae Missalis Romani Commentaries Illustratae, Quibus Servato Rubricarum Ordine, diftincte explicantur.
Author: Paulo Maria Quarti
Publisher: Ex Typographia Balleoniana
City: Venetiis (Venice)
Year: 1727
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 464 pages, plus Appendix and Index
Width: 9" Height: 13.75"
Book Details: This antique volume features theology. The title roughly translates to: "...the Order of Rubrics, which, if observed, are explained..." This one volume is broken into three sections with an Appendix and Index a the end section of the book. Bound in Eighteenth-Century vellum with spine label and gilt lettering on the spine.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and/or age. The binding is sound and firm. The boards are clean and solid. The pages well preserved and crisp.

This volume has been collated. The pagination is as follows: 3 unnumbered leaves, 3, 8 unnumbered leaves, 1-429, 424, 431-464, 9 unnumbered pages, 2, 3, 3 unnumbered pages, 1-192, 7 unnumbered leaves.
Lot 4029

$250

Title: The Saints Everlasting Rest: or, A Treatise of the Blessed State of the Saints in their enjoyment of God in Glory.
Author: Richard Baxter - Richard Baxter was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymn-writer, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen." After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long and prolific career as theological writer. After the Restoration he refused preferment, while retaining a non-separatist presbyterian approach, and became one of the most influential leaders of the nonconformists, spending time in prison.

Publisher: Printed for Francis Tyton and Robert Boulter
City: London
Year: 1677
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 836 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in brown leather boards with later leather spine covering and label. The work includes four volumes bound in 1 volume states "the eleventh edition, revised by the author." This work includes chapters on the scripture and anecdotes as well as other theological commentaries. An engraved frontispiece is present.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with light rubbing to the boards and spine label. The interior pages show mild age toning/foxing, primarily in the margins. The primary page until the first page of text show edgewear and small tearing. The endpapers feature previous owner bookplate and inscriptions.
Lot 4030

$25

Title: Die Deutfche Wehrmacht
Author:
Editor: Cigaretten Bilerdienft Dresden
Publisher: Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden
City: Germany
Year: 1936
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: no pagination
Width: 10.25" Height: 13"
Book Details: This volume's title roughly translates to "The Germans Defend Themselves." The album is mad up of cigarette cards that picture the German Army, Navy, and Nazi Officers during World War II. Beneath each card there is a German description. This particular album is not complete and the missing cards are in the end. Each card is very detailed and will kept.
Condition / Notes: This album shows nicely and is in very good condition. The cards and pages are clean and crisp. There are several cards missing and they are located in the back of the album. The cards have nice detail.
Lot 4031

$70

Title: History of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in its Various Satges of Development from A. D. 1673 to A.D. 1928
Author: John Rothensteiner - "Archivist of the Catholic Historical Society of St. Louis."
Publisher: Blackwell Wielandy co.
City: St. Louis
Year: 1928
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set is bound in green leather boards with original green dust jackets. This work is a comprehensive history of the early missionary activities of this active outpost in St. Louis. Each volume features numerous illustrations, maps, portraits and facsimile plates of handwriting, as well as photographs frontispieces.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with bright boards and interior pages. The dust jackets show light age toning and rubbing.
Lot 4032

$55

Title: Bastogne, The Story of the First Eight Days in Which the 101st Airborne Division Was Closed Within the Ring of German Forces.
Author: Captain John G. Westover, Lieutenant A. Joseph Webber, S.L.A. Marshall - S.L.A. Marshall (full name, Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall) (July 18, 1900 – December 17, 1977) was a chief U.S. Army combat historian during World War II and the Korean War. He authored some 30 books about warfare, including Pork Chop Hill: The American Fighting Man in Action, which was made into a film of the same name. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Infantry Journal Press
City: Washington
Year: 1946
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 261 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This vintage first edition volume is bound in tan publisher's boards with original orange and white pictorial dust jacket with original publisher's price of $3.00. The work is adorned with map endpapers of Berlin labeled "Enemy Situation Overlay To Accompany G-2 Periodic Report No 6." This volume highlights the siege of Bastogne, a World War II engagement between US and German forces at the Belgium town. The work includes many strategic maps and black & white photographs of the 101 Ariborne Division and Bastogne.


Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows well with light age toning to the dust jacket. The interior pages are bright and clean. The front free endpaper features previous owner inscription.
Lot 4033

$70

Book Details: This group of author signed books feature American military and government history, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Battle Cry of Freedom;" "Moral Combat;" Jimmy Carter's "White House Diary;" and "Fortunate Son" by Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Each volume is intact with original dust jacket and is signed by the author or contributor.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely in like new or good condition.
Lot 4034

$110

Title: Without Fail
Author: Lee Child - James D. "Jim" Grant (born 29 October 1954), better known by his pen name Lee Child, is a British author who writes thriller novels. He is especially known for his Jack Reacher novel series. The books follow the adventures of a former American military policeman, Jack Reacher, who wanders the United States. His first novel, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony Award, and the Barry Award for Best First Novel. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Mysterious Bookshop
City: New York
Year: 2002
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 374 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This limited edition volume number 98 is a "First Edition Limited to 100 Numbered Copies & 26 Lettered Copies" and signed by the author on the limitation page. The volume is bound in green marbled paper covered boards with green leather spine cover. This work is the sixth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. This limited edition is published by the Mysterious Bookshop.


Condition / Notes: This limited edition volume shows well in like new condition with bright boards and pages. The volume is protected with a plastic cover.
Lot 4035

$110

Book Details: This group of Author/Contributor Signed books feature historical fiction, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "The Inheritance of Loss;" "The Black Book;" "Snow;" and "Just Before Dawn" just to name a few.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. All or most volumes have original dust jackets.
Lot 4036

$55

Title: Imperium
Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski - He was a Polish reporter, journalist, traveler, photographer, poet and writer whose dispatches in book form brought him a global reputation. Widely considered a serious candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature during his lifetime, he is one of the Polish writers most frequently translated into foreign languages (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Translor: Klara Glowczewska
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1994
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 331 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This contemporary Author/Contributor Signed First Edition features descriptions of traveling through the Soviet Union. This volume is the First American Edition. Originally published in Poland by Czytelnik, Warsaw in 1993. Housed in the original dust jacket designed by Archie Ferguson and is in a mylar cover.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows beautifully and is in excellent condition. The dust jacket shows minor signed of wear and has a crisp and clean presentation. The inscription and signature are untouched and the binding is sound.
Lot 4037

$60

Title: Knots & Crosses
Author: Ian Rankin - Ian James Rankin, OBE, DL, FRSE (born 28 April 1960) is a Scottish crime writer, best known for his Inspector Rebus novels.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
City: London
Year: 1987
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 210 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This Collector's Edition is Signed by the author/contributor and features mystery. This volume is a Limited Edition number 1174 of 1500 copies. Housed is in a box case that matches the cover design.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows beautifully with mild signs of wear or age. It is in fine condition. The box case has mild water marks and shows the design nicely.
Lot 4038

$35

Title: The Book Of Heavenly Death By Walt Whitman Compiled From Leaves of Grass By Horace Traubel
Author:
Editor: Thomas B. Mosher
Publisher: Horace Traubel
City: Portland, Maine
Year: 1905
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 103 pages
Width: 6" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique volume features a compilation of Walt Whitman's work and poetry. There is a facsimile of Whitman's signature on front the endpapers. The "Preface: Being an Introductory Note More or Lea in Whitman's Own Words."
Condition / Notes: This volume is is housed in the original dust jacket. The binding is sound. There is mild to moderate age toning to the exterior.
Lot 4039

$300

Details: 300Pcs (Approximate) This lot consists of antique and vintage estate ephemera which ranges in date from circa 1900 - 1960's and includes a large amount of World War 1 war-time and military department first-hand material and correspondence as well as personal correspondence, notably letters from soldiers and from children.

Ephemera measures up to approximately 14" x 12" when closed.
Condition / Notes: These documents are in good to excellent condition and show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 4040

$45

Title: A Time of Predators
Author: Joe Gores - Joseph Nicholas "Joe" Gores (born December 25, 1931, in Rochester, Minnesota, United States; died January 10, 2011, in Greenbrae, California) was an American mystery writer. He was known best for his novels and short stories set in San Francisco and featuring the fictional "Dan Kearney and Associates" (the "DKA Files") private investigation firm specializing in repossessing cars, a thinly veiled escalation of his own experiences as a confidential sleuth and repo man. Gores was also recognized for his novels Hammett (1975; made into the 1982 film Hammett), Spade & Archer (the 2009 prequel to Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon) and his Edgar Award-winning or -nominated works, such as A Time of Predators, 32 Cadillacs and Come Morning. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1969
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 211 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This vintage volume is a first printing inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Verna and Butch Doole / What warmest regards from the one-time noisy kid who used to sail paper gliders in Pa's office - a kid whom I'm sure Verna used to view with very mixed emotions, / I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did writing it / Joe (Nick) Jones / December 1970." This volume is bound in gray boards with a stamped figure silhouette on the front and is intact with original dust jacket with publisher's price of $4.95.

This "violent novel of suspense" is set in the San Francisco Bay Area and having to do with a Stanford University professor who re-learns his military commando skills in order to go after a gang of juvenile thugs who raped his wife.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows well in like new condition with light edgewear to the dust jacket. The interior pages show bright and clean.
Lot 4041

$10

Book Details: This group of Author Signed books feature world conflicts and communism, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "The Red Devils;" "Coup Detat A Practical Handbook;" "Wilfred Thesiger The Life of the Great Explorer" to name a few.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear. All books are housed in the original dust jackets.
Lot 4042

$175

Title: The Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812; or, Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, Relics, and Traditions of the Last War for American Independence.
Author: Benson J. Lossing - Benson John Lossing was a prolific and popular American historian, known best for his illustrated books on the American Revolution and American Civil War and features in Harper's Magazine. He was a charter trustee of Vassar College.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1869
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1084 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and marbled paper covered boards. The work, an illustrated history of the War of 1812, is complete in 43 chapters. The work is profusely illustrated with in-text diagrams, portraits and images. The work also features a tissue-guarded color frontispiece and engraved title page.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate signs of external age/wear with rubbing/scraping to the boards and mild to moderate edgewear. The internal hinge is cracked at the "Preface." The interior pages show well with light age toning. The frontispiece and engraved title page show mild moisture markings.
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