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Lot 2001

$200

Title: Anna Karenina
Author: Count Lyon n. Tolstoi - Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.

Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. He first achieved literary acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobiographical trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth (1852–1856), and Sevastopol Sketches (1855), based upon his experiences in the Crimean War. Tolstoy's fiction includes dozens of short stories and several novellas such as The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Family Happiness, and Hadji Murad. He also wrote plays and numerous philosophical essays. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 773 p-ages and 4 pages of advertisments in the rear
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is a first English language edition of the classic work by Leo Tolstoy. This volume is translated to English by Nathan Haskell Dole, who also writes the Introduction. This work is here printed with eight books in one volume.

The volume is bound in blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to the front board as well as spine cover. The front cover is additionally adorned with a stamped gilt seal of the house of Romanov. The endpapers are olive with floral designs. A bookplate for S. A. Brown is present on the front pastedown as well as a bookplate for Paul M. Brown on the rear pastedown.

Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment (Tolstoy's negative views of Russian volunteers going to fight in Serbia); therefore, the novel's first complete appearance was in book form in 1878. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows moderate signs of age/wear. The volume shows edgewear and rubbing to the boards as well as partially cracked exterior hinges near the top of the spine cover. The spine cover shows some lack of material at the extremities.The interior hinges are cracked and some pages are partially separated from the binding. The pages show age toning throughout and occasional foxing, etc.
Lot 2002

$800

Title: Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life among the Lowly
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe - Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. Her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) was a depiction of life for African-Americans under slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential in the United States and United Kingdom. It energized anti-slavery forces in the American North, while provoking widespread anger in the South. She wrote more than 20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles and letters. She was influential both for her writings and her public stands on social issues of the day. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: John P. Jewett & Company / Jewett, Proctor & Worthington
City: Boston
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First State
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly," is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War", according to Will Kaufman. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: Handsome copies of the scarce first issue volumes of this American classic. The books bear the requisite identification points including the Hobart & Robbins plug on both copyright pages, “spilt” rather than “spiled” in line 1 of page 42 in Volume I, “cathecism” rather than “catechism" on line 5 of page 74 in Volume II, and defective type in "young" on line 8 of page 312 in volume II. Volume I contains 312 pages of text and Volume II, 322 pages. In addition to the vignettes on the title pages, all six wood engraving plates are present, which later editions attribute to Boston architect, Hammatt Billings. BAL (19343) indicates only 5,000 copies of the first printing were produced.

These volumes were privately bound in the late 19th century in polished brown morocco over marbled boards, with matching marbled endpapers and full gilt to all page edges. The binder's name, P. B. Sanford, is discretely stamped in the upper left corner of both front free endpapers. Research indicates Sanford operated in the Boston market (Somerville) in the late 19th century before joining the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh.

Both volumes show very well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Both bindings are tight and sound and the internal contents are clean and bright with a small amount of scattered age toning. Both volumes are free of any internal inscriptions or bookplates, excepting the tiny stamp of Sanford's name.

Lot 2003

$175

Title: Hamlet
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's preeminent dramatist.
Editor: G. R. Hibbard
Publisher: The Folio Society
City: London
Year: 2007
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 129 pages, companion 406 pages
Width: 11" Height: 15.25"
Book Details: Issued by The Folio Society, this Letterpress copy of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is numbered 1238 of 3750. This deluxe volume is bound in half maroon goatskin gilt over marbled boards. It is presented in a matching clamshell case with a companion volume edited by G. R. Hibbard.

Also available in this auction are two companion titles, “King Lear,” and “Macbeth.”

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows well in like new condition. The boards and interior pages show bright and clean.

Lot 2004

$150

Title: The Angler's Vade Mecum: Or, a Compendious, yet full, Discourse of Angling
Author: James Chetham
Publisher: Printed fror T Basset
City: London
Year: 1689
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 326 pages plus table
Width: 4" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This scarce second edition volume is bound in full leather boards, of which the remnants of raised bands are seen on the spine cover. The volume is adorned with two full-page illustrated plates or fish varieties talked about later in the work.

The subtitle is as follows:
"Discovering the aptest methods and ways, exactest rules, properest baits, and choicest experiments for the catching all manner of fresh water fish. Together with a brief discourse of fish-ponds, and not only the easiest, but most palatable ways of dressing of the forts of fish, whether belonging to rivers, or ponds; and the laws concerning angling, and the preservation of such fish."
Condition / Notes: This volume shows moderate to significant exterior age/wear with edgewear and rubbing to the boards. The exterior hinges are cracked and show previous signs of repair. New endpapers are present. Some small wormholes are present to the beginning pages, causing no obstruction to the text. Some pages are unable to be opened from glue residue.

This book has been collated and features two plates. Pagination is as follows [6] 1-90, "61", 92-326 [10]
Lot 2005

$55

Title: Queer Luck, Poker Stories from the New York Sun
Author: David A Curtis
Publisher: Brentano's
City: New York
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 235 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in red cloth covered boards with gilt wheel stamped decorations. This scarce book features anecdotes on gambling and poker playing.

Some chapters include:
Why He Quit the Game; A Gambler's Pistol Play; Poker for High Stakes; He Played for his Wife; and The Club's Last Game.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with mild signs of age/wear, primarily light soiling and rubbing to the boards. The interior pages show well with occasional light age toning.
Lot 2006

$70

Title: The Winter of Our Discontent
Author: John Steinbeck - John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels "The Grapes of Wrath" (1939) and "East of Eden" (1952) and for the novella "Of Mice and Men" (1937). He was an author of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories. Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1961
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 311 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This vintage first edition volume is bound in blue publisher's cloth with original dust jacket, showing publisher's price of $4.50.

The Winter of Our Discontent is John Steinbeck's last novel, published in 1961. The title comes from the first two lines of William Shakespeare's Richard III: "Now is the winter of our discontent / Made glorious summer by this sun [or son] of York". (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows well with some light age to the jacket as well as edgewear and a 2 inch tear near to spine. The interior pages show some ink bleeding from the colored page edges. Overall, the volume shows well.
Lot 2007

$150

Title: McClellan's Own Story: The War for the Union, the Soldiers Who Fought It, the Civilians Who Directed It, and His Relations to It and to Them
Author: George B. McClellan - George Brinton McClellan was an American soldier, civil engineer, railroad executive, and politician. A graduate of West Point, McClellan served with distinction during the Mexican–American War (1846–1848), and later left the Army to work in railroads until the outbreak of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Early in the war, McClellan was appointed to the rank of major general and played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army, which would become the Army of the Potomac in the Eastern Theater; he served a brief period (November 1861 to March 1862) as general-in-chief of the United States Army / Union Army. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1887
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 678 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: The title of this leatherbound volume is emblazoned in gilt letters on a red field between decorative raised bands on the spine. Below, the word "Illustrated" is also emblazoned in gilt letters on a blue field on the spine. The endpapers are decoratively marbled, as are the page edges.

The text itself is a war autobiography by Major General George B. McClellan detailing his career and exploits during the American Civil War. A selection of chapter headings includes: Chapter I: Causes of the war - Principles of the Union - State-rights and secession - Slavery - Immediate and gradual emancipation - Douglas and Lincoln - War imminent - The South responsible - A slander refuted - McClellan always for the Union - Enters the service - Made major-general of volunteers in Ohio"; "Chapter XXVI: Continuation of the Seven Days' battles - Allen's field - Savage's Station - White Oak Swamp - Charles City cross-roads - Glendale - Malvern Hill - The army at Harrison's Landing"; and "Chapter XXXIX: Crossing the Potomac - The march of a great army - Overtaking the enemy - Another battle imminent - Removed from the command - Burnside brings the order - Farewells to the army."

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Condition / Notes: This volume's boards show only minor to moderate sings of rubbing and shelfwear, particularly on high points and edges. The weak front hinge has a significant partial crack. The back hinge is more secure with a minor partial crack and the binding is otherwise solid and firm. Some typical signs of minor age toning are visible on the pages though the text and illustrations remain clear and crisp throughout the book.
Lot 2008

$300

Title: Robert Frost Collected Poems
Author: Robert Frost - Robert Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. Known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech, Frost frequently wrote about settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes.

Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution." He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetic works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 349 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This limited edition volume is signed by the iconic New England poet Robert Frost. The book is bound by beige cloth covered boards with the title and author's name emblazoned in gilt letters on a brown field on the spine.

Frost's signature appears in ink on the first title page.

The limitation page in the back of the book reads: "The edition of this book is limited to one thousand numbered copies Printed at The Spiral Press, New York for Random House. Complete in September 1930. This copy is number 513"

Frost was an immensely successful poet who won 4 Pulitzer Prizes for poetry, received the Congressional Gold Medal for his poetic works, and was named Poet Laureate of Vermont. His work is defined by its unique examination of nature and its connection to humanity. Wikipedia quotes "Contemporary Literary Criticism" saying, "Frost's best work explores fundamental questions of existence, depicting with chilling starkness the loneliness of the individual in an indifferent universe."

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely displaying only a minor range of age and wear indications. There is some light toning on the boards particularly where the front board meets the spine. The pages show some toning particularly on the margins and most significantly on the front and back endpapers though the text and signature are not effected. The front paste-down bears a bookplate which reads "Ex Libris - Spruill Cook Sue Cook." The signature displays cleanly and was apparently done with a fountain pen in black ink.
Lot 2009

$350

Title: The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare
Author: Illustrated by John Thompson - John Thompson was an English wood engraver most well known for his engravings in William Yarrell's 1843 History of British Birds. He has been described as the most distinguished wood-engraver of his time. [Courtesy Wikipedia], William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Editor: Samuel Weller Singer - Samuel Weller Singer was an English author and scholar on the work of William Shakespeare. He is also now remembered as a pioneer historian of card games. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

Publisher: Charles Whittingham, College House
City: Chiswick
Year: 1826
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: The full title of this complete decorative 10 volume set
reads: "The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare with Sixty Engravings on Wood, by John Thompson; from Drawings by Stothard, Corbould, Harvey, etc., in Ten Volumes. The books are uniformly bound by marbled paper covered boards with red leather bindings. Title and author appear in gilt letters between raised bands on the spines. Page edges feature matching marble motif.

The text is an extensive collection of Shakespeare's classic works with notes and some biographical information about the author. A selection of works featured in the set includes: "Romeo and Juliet"; "Hamlet"; "Macbeth"; "Twelfth Night"; and more.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show exceptionally well and display only some typical indications of age and wear including light shelfwear particularly on edges and minor toning on spine covers. The binding and hinges on each text are solid and intact. The flyleaf of each text is stamped "Marriott." Pages may show some light toning though the text and illustrations remain clear and crisp.
Lot 2010

$70

Title: King's Views of the New York Stock Exchange: A History and Description with Articles on Financial Topics Illustrated with More Than Four Hundred Portraits and Sixty-Five Views of the Exchange and Vicinity
Author: Uncredited
Editor: Moses King - Moses King was an American editor and publisher who produced guidebooks to travel destinations in the United States, including Massachusetts and New York. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Moses King Publisher King's Handbooks
City: New York
Year: 1897-1899
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 116 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 15"
Book Details: This folio-sized volume is bound by green cloth covered boards with the title emblazoned in gilt letters amid an illustrated seal on the front cover. The title also appears on the spine in black letters.

Moses King generally published guidebooks for tourists and travelers. This volume looks at the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, and the wealthiest financiers of the era.

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Condition / Notes: This volume's boards display significant rubbing and shelfwear and moderate toning and soiling. The front hinge is weak with a significant crack and the text lacks its front free endpaper. There is a smaller partial crack to the back hinge and the binding is otherwise solid and intact. The title page is somewhat brittle and has some marginal chips. The pages display typical minor age toning though the text and illustrations remain clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 2011

$25

Book Details: This lot is comprised of 10 volumes on the history of the Orient, as shown in the corresponding images.

A selection of titles in this group include: "Japanese Prints;" "Kutani Ware;" "In Pursuit of the Dragon;" "The Art of East Asia;" and "Chinese Snuff Bottles."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display typical indications of age and wear including mild shelfwear, rubbing and chipping on high points. The dust jacket has been price clipped on "Temmoku: A Study of the Ware of Chien." "Son of Heaven: Imperial Arts of China" displays moisture markings.



Lot 2012

$45

Title: Windsor-Chair Making in America : From Craft Shop to Consumer
Author: Nancy Goyne Evans - Nancy Goyne Evans is an independent furniture historian, lecturer, consultant, and former Winterthur Museum staff member. She has been awarded a George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award (Art Libraries Society of North America), the Charles F. Montgomery Prize (Decorative Arts Society), and a Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award (Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association) for American Windsor Chairs (1996) and American Windsor Furniture: Specialized Forms (1997), which were both published in association with Winterthur.
Publisher: University Press of New England
City: Hanover and London
Year: 2006
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 475 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: From the Introduction:
" "Windsor-Chair Making in America : From Craft Shop to Consumer is a comprehensive study of the day-to-day activity and operation of the furniture-making shop in preindustrial America. Although focused on vernacular-chair making, the text is relevant to the furniture craft as a whole and supports a broader application to the business lives of all craftsmen, regardless of trade. The material of this nuts-and-bolts study has been drawn largely from manuscripts and published sources produced principally in the late colonial and federal periods in America..."

From the book flap:
"This book includes an extensive index, detailaedmaps, an indispensable paint color chart based on more than 1,200 references, a select bibliography, and a wealth of photographic reproductions."
Condition / Notes:





This volume is in excellent condition with minimal indications of wear. The dust jacket is intact with very little evidence of age wear.
Lot 2013

$20

Title: Young Folks' Library: Selection from the Choicest Literature of All Lands: Folk-Lore, Fairy Tales, Fables, Legends, Natural History, Wonders of Earth, Sea and Sky, Animal Stories, Sea Tales, Brave Deeds, Explorations, Stories of School and College Life, Biography, History, Patriotic Eloquence, Poetry
Author: Various
Editor: Hamilton Wright Mabie - Hamilton Wright Mabie was an American essayist, editor, critic, and lecturer. [Courtesy Wikipedia] , Henry Van Dyke - Henry Jackson van Dyke was an American author, educator, and clergyman. [Courtesy Wikipedia], Joel Chandler Harris - Joel Chandler Harris was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of "Uncle Remus" stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent most of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the "Atlanta Constitution." [Courtesy Wikipedia], Nathan Haskell Dole - Nathan Haskell Dole was an American editor, translator, and author. He attended Phillips Academy, Andover, and graduated from Harvard University in 1874. He was a writer and journalist in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. He translated many works of Leo Tolstoy, and books of other Russians; novels of the Spaniard Armando Palacio Valdés (1886–90); and a variety of works from French and Italian. [Courtesy Wikipedia] , Thomas Bailey Aldrich - Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American writer, poet, critic, and editor. He is notable for his long editorship of "The Atlantic Monthly," during which he published works by Charles W. Chesnutt and others. He was also known for his semi-autobiographical book "The Story of a Bad Boy," which established the "bad boy's book" sub-genre in nineteenth-century American literature, and for his poetry, which included "The Unguarded Gates." [Courtesy Wikipedia] , William Jewett Tucker - The Rev. William Jewett Tucker served as the 9th President of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, United States, from 1893 to 1909. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Hall and Locke Company
City: Boston
Year: 1902
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 17 Full Set: No
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: These 17 volumes from the antique "Young Folks' Library" set are each bound by beige cloth-covered boards with an illustration on the front cover and spine. Each text is titled to indicate a unifying theme in the collected works and features several color illustrations.

A selection of titles featured in this collection includes: "The Merry Maker"; "The Animal Story Book"; "Famous Explorers"; "Sea Stories"; "Famous Battles by Land and Sea"; and more. Some featured stories and selections include: "The Cheshire Cat and the Lobster Quadrille" by Lewis Carroll; "A Rustic Drama" by William Shakespeare; "The Pickwickians Disport Themselves on the Ice" by Charles Dickens; "New England Weather" by Mark Twain; "Pocahontas" by Captain John Smith; "The Man and the Cannon" by Victor Hugo; "The Chase" by Herman Melville; and more.

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Condition / Notes: This set features 17 of the 20 original volumes. These texts display some typical indications of age and wear including light toning and minor rubbing and shelfwear. Each text appears to have solid and intact bindings and hinges. The pages show some light age toning though the text and illustrations remain clear and crisp throughout each book.
Lot 2014

$25

Book Details: This group features antique volumes of poetry books.

There are 6 volumes in this group, including: a decorative leatherbound copy of “Italy, a Poem” by Samuel Rogers, printed by T. Cadell, Strand; and E. Moxon, London, 1835, with gilt page edges; “The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate”; and “The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with Numerous Illustrations.”

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Condition / Notes: These volumes exhibit a typical range of age and wear indications. Some volumes are partially or entirely disbound or have cracked hinges.

Lot 2015

$90

Title: Washington and His Masonic Compeers
Author: Sidney Hayden - Sidney Hayden was an active Mason and bookseller. As a member and eventual master of the Rural Amity Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, No. 70, Hayden was very involved in lodge affairs, attending Grand Lodge encampments and collecting Masonic literature. In the early 1860s, Hayden also began to write pieces for Masonic works. He contributed a sketch to a work entitled "Leaflets of Masonic Biography or Sketches of Eminent Free Masons" (1862), which was edited and published by Cornelius Moore, Hayden's close friend and business associate. Soon after his book was published, Hayden began the research for his own work entitled, "George Washington and his Masonic Compeers" (1866). Throughout the 1860s and 1870s, Hayden traveled through the Mid-Atlantic states as a dealer for both the "Leaflets" and his own "Compeers." [Courtesy American Antiquarian]
Publisher: Masonic Publishing and Manufacturing Co.
City: New York
Year: 1866
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 407 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown leather with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. George Washington's coat of arms is stamped in gilt on the front cover. Intricate gilt tooling adorns the inside of the front and back boards and the pages are decorated with full page edge gilt. The text features a number of textual illustrations, including portraits of Washington's fellow masons and a folding facsimile letter from Washington to the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania.

The full title of the volume reads: "Washington and His Masonic Compeers, Illustrated with a Copy of a Masonic Portrait of Washington, Painted from Life, Never Before Published, with Numerous Other Engravings."

In the preface to this title, the author notes: "Our historians and biographers seldom mention a fraternity which has existed in this country from its early colonial existence, and embraced in its membership a large number of our countrymen whose names are inscribed on our literary, civil, and military rolls of honor." This volume aims to rectify this historical omission by discussing Washington and other early American figures through the lens of their Masonic activities.

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Condition / Notes: This text shows moderate external wear including rubbing edges and high points and some other markings. There are minor partial cracks to the front and back hinges, though the binding is otherwise solid and intact. Some chipping is visible on page edges. The pages show typical indications of age toning and foxing though the text and illustrations remain clear and legible throughout the book.
Lot 2016

$175

Title: Tretchikoff
Author: Richard Buncher
Publisher: Howard Timmins, George Allen & Unwin Ltd
City: London
Year: 1953
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 60 numbered plates
Width: 11.5" Height: 15.75"
Book Details: This vintage volume is a limited edition, first American edition, numbered 886 of 1500 copies printed for America and is signed by Tretchikoff. The work is spiral bound and features tipped-in plates as well as reproduced pieces of work. Some pieces are in color.

Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff ([O.S. 13 December] 1913, Petropavlovsk, Russian Empire, now Petropavl in Kazakhstan – 26 August 2006, Cape Town, South Africa) was one of the most commercially successful artists of all time - his painting Chinese Girl (popularly known as "The Green Lady") is one of the best selling art prints of the twentieth century. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows mild signs of age/wear with chipping and a small loss of material to the spine cover as well as edgewear to the boards. The interior pages show light age toning. The last tipped-in late is loose but present.
Lot 2017

$20

Book Details: This group features antique estate books, as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in this group include:
"Heart Throbs of Gifted Authors;" "Assignments in Space with Rip Foster" by Blake Savage; "Gandhi Triumphant! The Inside Story of the Historic Fast" by Haridas T Muzumdar; "Jerusalem, Its Redemption and Future" by Yehudah et al; "Lincoln the Unknown" by Dale Carnegie; "Poems, 1929-1961" by Francis Fergusson; "Order of Battle: A Republican's Call to Reason" by Jacob K Javits; and "The Furtive War, The United States in Vietnam and Laos" by Wilfred G Burchett

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
Lot 2018

$20

Title: The Kembles: An Account of the Kemble Family, Including the Lives of Mrs. Siddons, and Her Brother John Philip Kemble
Author: Percy Fitzgerald - Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald was an Anglo-Irish author, critic, painter, and sculptor who became a contributor to Charles Dickens's magazine, "Household Words," and later the dramatic critic for the "Observer" and the "Whitehall Review." Among his many writings are numerous biographies and works relating to the history of the theatre. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Tinsley Brothers
City: London
Year: c.1871
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Both volumes in this complete two-volume set are bound by decorative red marbled paper-covered boards with green half leather bindings. The title, author's name, and volume number are emblazoned between raised bands on each text's spine in gilt letters.

The text is a comprehensive biography of the Kembles, "a family of English actors who reigned over the English stage for many decades. The most famous were Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) and her brother John Philip Kemble (1757-1823), the two eldest of the twelve children of Roger Kemble (1721-1802), a strolling player and manager of the Warwickshire Company of Comedians, who in 1753 married an actress, Sarah Ward. Roger Kemble was born in Hereford, and was a grand-nephew of Father John Kemble, a recusant Catholic priest, who was hanged in that city in 1679. Three younger children of Roger, Stephen Kemble (1758-1822), Charles Kemble (1775-1854), and Elizabeth Whitlock (1761-1836), were also actors, while Ann Hatton was a novelist." [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: The boards of both volumes in this complete set display minor to moderate indications of rubbing and shelfwear, particularly on edges and high points. Both texts have secure and intact bindings and hinges. One illustrated page in the first volume has come loose. The pages show some minor typical indications of age toning though the text and illustrations remain clear and legible throughout both books.
Lot 2019

$10

Title: Gemini Summary Conference
Author: George E. Mueller - George Edwin Mueller was an American electrical engineer who was an associate administrator at NASA who headed the Office of Manned Space Flight from September 1963 until December 1969. Hailed as one of NASA's "most brilliant and fearless managers", Mueller was instrumental in introducing the all-up testing philosophy for the Saturn V launch vehicle which helped ensure the success of the Apollo program. Mueller also played a key part in the design of Skylab, and championed the space shuttle's development, which earned him the nickname "the father of the space shuttle." [Courtesy Wikipedia], George M. Low - George Michael Low was a NASA administrator and the 14th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1967
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 345 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This paperback volume is NASA's official record of Project Gemini, the second human spaceflight program in the United States.

The text features intricate graphs and charts detailing the physics of the mission along with brilliant color photographs taken from space. These images are some of the first pictures human beings ever took in orbit.

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows some indications of rubbing, shelfwear, chipping, and creasing on the edges and high points of its boards. There is a partial tear in the front cover and the hinge is weak. The binding is otherwise solid and secure. The text shows some typical ex-library indications.
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