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Lot 7001

$325

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

Included in this lot are:

"Maps [from] Stansbury's Report," which contains the following hand-colored maps:

1. Map of the Great Salt Lake and adjacent country in the Territory of Utah / surveyed in 1849 and 1850 under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert ... by Capt. Howard Stansbury of the Corps of Engineers.
2. Map of a reconnoissance between Fort Leavenworth on the Missouri River and the Great Salt Lake in the Territory of Utah / made in 1849 and 1850 under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert ... by Capt. Howard Stansbury of the Corps of Topographical Engineers.

"Maps to Marcy's Report," which contains the following:

1. Map of the country between the frontiers of Arkansas and New Mexico, embracing the section explored in 1849, 50, 51, & 52 / by Capt. R.B. Marcy 5th U.S. Infy., under orders from the War Department.
2. Map of the country upon upper Red-River explored in 1852 / by Capt. R.B. Marcy 5th U.S. Infy., assisted by Bvt. Capt. G.B. McClellan, U.S. Engs., under orders from the Head Quarters of the U.S. Army.

"Maps [from] Gibbon's Report," which contains the following:

1. Map of the Andes drawn by Lieut. Lardner Gibbon, U.S. Navy, to accompany his Report. 1854.
2. Map Drawn by Lieut. Lardner Gibbon, U.S. Navy, to accompany his Report. 1854.

"Maps [from] Herndon's Report," which contains the following:

1. Map of the Valley of the Amazon to Accompany Lt. Herndon's Report. Drawn by H.C. Elliott.
2. Plan del curso de los Rios Huallaga y Ucayali y de la Pampa del Sacramento.
3. Map of the Rivers Huallaga, Ucayali & Amazon from the Observations of Lieut. Wm. L. Herndon, U.S.N. drawn by John Tyssowski,

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Condition / Notes: These antique folding maps, ranging in size from approximately 11 1/2" x 16 3/4" to 72" x 37", may display some age/wear indications, including toning (concentrated at the extremities and in the seams), creasing, and closed tears along the folds. The portfolios may exhibit detached/detaching boards, and contain library markings and/or attachments.

Lot 7002

$425

Title: Travels and Adventures in Canada and the Indian Territories betweenthe Years 1760 and 1776. In Two Parts.
Author: Alexander Henry the elder - Alexander Henry "The Elder" was one of the leading pioneers of the British-Canadian fur trade following the British Conquest of New France; a partner in the North West Company, and a founding member and vice-chairman of the Beaver Club. In 1763-64, he lived and hunted with Wawatam of the Ojibwa, who had adopted him as a brother.

"Blessed with as many lives as a cat," he recounted his time with the Ojibwa and subsequent explorations in his "Travels and Adventures in Canada and the Indian Territories between the years 1760 and 1776" (published New York, 1809), which he dedicated to his friend Sir Joseph Banks. The book is considered an adventure classic and one of the best descriptions of Native Indian life at this time.

An "easy and dignified" raconteur, in 1776 Henry was invited to give an account of his journeys at the Royal Society in London and at Versailles to Queen Marie Antoinette. In the 1780s, Henry introduced John Jacob Astor into the Canadian fur trade; subsequently Astor would stay as Henry's guest during his annual visits to Montreal. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed and Published by I. Riley
City: New York
Year: 1809
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi / 330 pages plus errata leaf
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: From the preface:

A premature attempt to share in the fur-trade of Canada, directly on the conquest of the country, led the author of the following pages into situations of some danger and singularity; and the pursuit, under better auspices, of the same branch of commerce, occasioned him to visit various parts of the Indian Territories.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work. The antiqeu volume is bound in brown leather with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation to the spine. There is rubbing and scuffing to the surfaces, heaviest at the edges and corners. The hinges are weakened. The text block is solid. The frontispiece portrait depicts Henry. The pages show moderate to heavy toning, foxing, and moisture marking. The errata leaf is present at the end of the second part.
Lot 7003

$250

Title: Observations on the Ruins of Babylon, as Recently Visited and Described by Claudius James Rich, Esq. Resident for the East India Company at Bagdad; with Illustrative Engravings.
Author: Thomas Maurice - Thomas Maurice (1754–1824) was a British oriental scholar and historian. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Printed for the Author, and Sold by John Murray
City: London
Year: 1816
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii / 239 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: From the preface:

The first of the two sections, of whch [sic] the following work consists, was printed a short time since as a rapid critique on Mr. rich's Memoir, in a respectable Review of the day. More profound and continued reflection on the interesting subjects discussed in his volume gave birth to the extended astronomical and mythological investigations in the subsequent Section. Their intimate connection with the history of the first ages of the post-diluvian world, and the earliest dawn of the arts and sciences in Asia, will, I trust, secure them a favourable reception among those readers who are in the habit of cultivating this kind of antiquarian research, especially in its abstrusest path, Oriental Astronomy.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work. This antique volume is bound in tooled leather with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine and covers. There is light rubbing/scuffing to the exterior, heaviest at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with marbled edges and endpapers. The armorial bookplates of Charles H. Bancker and Bruce Bryan are affixed to the front endpaper. Bryan's signature appears on the verso of the front flyleaf. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and scattered light foxing. The work is illustrated with numerous textual figures and four engraved fold-out plates.

This work does not include the supplement, published two years later in 1818.
Lot 7004

$200

Title: The Complete Angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton: Extensively Embellished with Engravings on Copper and Wood, from Original Paintings and Drawings, by First-Rate Artists. To Which are Added, an Introductory Essay; the Linnaean Arrangement of the Various River Fish Delineated in the Work; and Illustrative Notes.
Author: Charles Cotton - Charles Cotton was an English poet and writer, best known for translating the work of Michel de Montaigne from the French, for his contributions to "The Compleat Angler," and for the highly influential "The Compleat Gamester," which has been attributed to him., Izaak Walton - Izaak Walton was an English writer. Best known as the author of "The Compleat Angler" (1653), he also wrote a number of short biographies that have been collected under the title of "Walton's Lives."

Publisher: John Major
City: London
Year: 1824
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xlix / 416 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce second edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in half-leather with marbled paper covers. There are raised bands as well as stamped gilt lettering/ruling on the spine. There is moderate to heavy external rubbing, heaviest at the corners and spine edges, as well as to the paper covers. The spine cover is beginning to split from the rear board..

The text block is solid and is adorned with a gilt top edge and marbled endpapers. The armorial bookplate of a former owner is affixed to the front pastedown. Signatures and markings of former owners appear on the blank preliminaries. the engraved frontispiece depicts Izaak Walton. The title page shows heavy toning and moderate foxing. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light spotting, mostly in the margins. This work is lavishly illustrated with numerous engraved plates and textual figures.
Lot 7005

$110

Title: Shakespeare's Plays in Quarto: A Facsimile Edition of Copies Primarily from the Henry E. Huntington Library
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, 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 surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including “Hamlet”, “King Lear,” “Othello,” and “Macbeth”, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
Editor: Kenneth Muir - Kenneth Arthur Muir (5 May 1907 – 30 September 1996) was a literary scholar and author, prominent in the fields of Shakespeare studies and English Renaissance theatre. He served as King Alfred Professor of English Literature at Liverpool University from 1951 to 1974.

Muir edited volumes 19 through 33 of the Shakespeare Survey, and served as chairman of the International Shakespeare Association. He authored and edited a wide range of scholarly articles and books — primarily on Shakespeare and other Elizabethans, but also on various other subjects, including John Keats, Jean Racine, and Pedro Calderon de la Barca. He edited modern texts of many classic plays of the English Renaissance, including Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Troilus and Cressida, and Richard II. He also edited the collected poems of Sir Thomas Wyatt.

Muir is vulnerable to confusion with other authors with very similar names: John Kenneth Muir, Kenneth B. Muir, Kenneth R. Muir, and Kenneth W. Muir. [Courtesy Wikipedia.], Michael J. B. Allen
Publisher: University of California Press
City: Berkeley / Los Angeles / London
Year: 1981
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv / 906 pages
Width: 12.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: From the foreword:

Though the good and bad quartos of Shakespeare's plays have been individually reproduced over they ears, few editions have been recent enough to benefit from the major advances in photography in the last decade, and no single-volume collection of them has ever appeared. . . . We have opted for hte relatively striaght-forward course of reproducing a Huntington copy for each of the good and bad first quartos, or in the case of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Hamlet" of both, and then of listing the uncorrected readings in one appendix and the visually obscured in another.
Condition / Notes: This is a first edition of this work, housed in a cloth-covered slipcase with stamped silver ornamentation on the covers.

The volumes is bound in cream cloth covers with stamped silver ornamentation and black lettering on the covers and spine. The book is in excellent condition. The text block is adorned with brown endpapers. The pages are clean and bright. The text consists of photographic reproductions of Shakespeare's quarto works.
Lot 7006

$175

Title: Recherches curieuses d'antiquite, contenues en plusiers dissertations, sur des medailles, bas-reliefs, statues, mosaiques, & inscriptions antiques; enrichies d'un grande nombre de figures en taille douce
Author: Jacob Spon - Jacob Spon (or Jacques; in English dictionaries given as James), a French doctor and archaeologist, was a pioneer in the exploration of the monuments of Greece and a scholar of international reputation in the developing "Republic of Letters."
Publisher: Chez Thomas Amaulry
City: Lyon
Year: 1683
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [20], 538, [21] pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and a gilt-lettered spine label. The spine cover shows loss of the bottom compartment and fraying at the top edge. Minor loss is visible at the corners of the boards. The covers display mild rubbing. The hinges are cracked. The edges of the text block are tinted red. The pastedowns are marbled. The flyleaves have been excised. A contemporary inscription in ink appears at the top of the blank page opposite the title page. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing, and a faint moisture marking can be seen at the inside corners of the text block. This work is illustrated with a number of engraved plates, head- and tail pieces and ornamentalized initial letters.
Lot 7007

$175

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique first edition antislavery and theology pamphlets shown in the corresponding images.

Included are three original 1858 pamphlets by Cortlandt Van Rensselaer in response to George D. Armstrong of Norfolk, Virginia, concerning slaveholding and its moral and political consequences in light of his Presbyterian views. Also present is an 1876 pamphlet, "An Historical Account of the Presbyterian Church at Cherry Valley, N. Y." by H. U. Swinnerton.

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Condition / Notes: These antique, first edition pamphlets are bound in their original printed wrappers with light edge wear/loss. The pages are clean with mild age toning. Detailed information for each item is below.

1) Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt. "Slaveholding and Colonization. A Reply to George D. Armstrong, D. D., of Norfolk, Va., on Slaveholding and Colonization." Philadelphia: Joseph M. Wilson, 1858. First Edition.Faint center crease. 6 x 9 inches, 28 clean pages.

Sabin 20255. Van Rensselaer identifies himself as "A minister of the Presbyterian Church, Old School." He joins with Armstrong in condemning the radical abolitionists, and says that slaveholders should be remunerated if slaves are emancipated, either by the state of be the freed slaves themselves. He argues that while immediate emancipation may not be "right" as an immediate act, it may become the right thing to do if the slaves are prepared for it. Armstrong argues that the church has no right to interfere between owners and slaves, but Van Rensselaer points out that the children of slaves are brought by their masters for baptism, and as baptized members of the household of the master, the church has a valid interest in them. He sees the long-term solution as one of emancipation and the resettlement of the former slaves in Liberia.

2) Armstrong, George ; Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt. "A Discussion on Slaveholding. Three Letters to a Conservative, by George D. Armstrong, D.D., of Virginia. And Three Conservative Replies, by C. Van Rensselaer, D.D., of New Jersey." Philadelphia: Joseph M. Wilson, 1858. First edition. Printed wrapper, 6 x 9, 137 (1) pages., clean.

Sabin 20255. I. On the Scriptural Doctrine of Slaveholding; II. On Emancipation and the Church; III. On the Historical Argument for Slaveholding. Together with Two Rejoinders, On Slaveholding, Schemes of Emancipation, Colonization, Etc. A reprinting of a series of letters published in The Presbyterian Review, 1857-8. The designation "Conservative" as applied to Van Renssalear in this piece is meant to denote that he is not an abolitionist, nor pro-slavery. Both men were graduates of Princeton Seminary.

3) Van Rensselaer, Cortlandt. "Presbyterian Views on Slaveholding. Letters and Rejoinders to George D. Armstrong, D. D., of Norfolk, Va., on Slaveholding. Philadelphia: Joseph M. Wilson, 1858." First edition. With the printed wrapper. 6 x 9, 83 (1) pages, clean. Creased/wrinkled at the bottom of the back wrap & last leaf of text.

These are Van Rensselaer's replies to Armstrong, in which Armstrong is quoted at length; both views are fairly represented. The debate took place in print, in the 1858 volume of The Presbyterian Review. There are five pieces reprinted here, I. On the Scriptural Doctrine of Slaveholding; 2. On Emancipation and the Church; 3. On the historical argument for slaveholding; 4. Rejoinder on the Scriptural Doctrine; 5. Rejoinder on the Relation of the Church to Emancipation, on Schemes of Emancipation, Colonization, etc.

4) Swinnerton, H. U. "An Historical Account of the Presbyterian Church at Cherry Valley, N. Y. Cherry Vally, NY:" "Gazette" print, 1876. First edition. Paper wrapper, a few small chips at the edges, signed by the author on the title page. 6 x 9, 40 pages, some bottom page corners dog-eared. With a 4-page "Services at the Dedication of the edifice erected by Miss Catharine Roseboom, for the Presbyterian Church, at Cherry Valley, N. Y., October 1st, 1873" tipped in at the back. This second piece was printed in Binghamton, NY, by Carl, Stoppard & Co.

Printed in double columns. A history of the church and area of Cherry Valley, beginning with the year 1741.
Lot 7008

$45

Details: This lot consists of the antique chromolithograph trading cards shown in the corresponding images.

These are tobacco trading cards produced by Hassan maker of cork tip cigarettes "The Oriental Smoke." One card entitled "A Spilt Indian" is from the series Indian life in the "60's", a features a horse with Native American rider taking a fall. The other cards feature animals native to the African continent, some with descriptions on the verso.

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 7009

$100

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique magic tricks and props shown in the corresponding images.

Present in this lot are new old stock magic tricks, including Adams' Magic Block, Adams' Jiffy Coin Trick, and Chinese Laundry Tickets; and humorous miscellanies and gag gifts, such as "A Hammock Built for 2," "A Hair Brush for Bald Heads," "Slimy the Snake," a number of "Backseat Driver's Licenses," and "Multiplying Rabbits."

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Condition / Notes: The packaging of these pieces may display some age/wear indications, including toning, creasing, soiling, and loss. The pieces themselves largely present well.
Lot 7010

$375

Details: This lot consists of the antique wall map shown in the corresponding images.

The title of this hand-colored map reads "Ensign's / Travellers' Guide / and / Map / of the / United States, / Containing the roads, distances, steam boat and canal routes, &c. New York. Published by T.A.E.H. Ensign, 1845." Engraved vignettes include images of John Q. Adams, James Monroe, H. Harrisson, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, James K. Polk, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Tyler, John Adams, James Madison, and "King Philip" (Ee-mat-la) in 1616. Also present are engravings of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the landing of the pilgrims (December 22, 1620), the Battle of Lexington (April 19, 1775), the Battle of Bunkers Hill (June 17, 1775), and Washington's farewell to his army (December 4, 1783). Insets are found of the mountains of the world; the world in two hemispheres; the south part of Florida with Cuba; the south part of Maine; and the vicinity of Boston, Philadelphia, New York, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Mobile, New Orleans, Baltimore, Charleston, Pittsburg[sic], Chicago, Detroit, the District of Columbia, and Niagara Falls. This linen-backed map features top and bottom wooden dowels. The reverse side is printed "Lowell Bleachery, Printed for Family Use."

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Condition / Notes: This map, measuring approximately 41" x 29", displays some age/wear indications, including edge wear, chipping/cracking with some loss, and toning throughout.
Lot 7011

$20

Title: Sport and Exploration in the Far East: A Naturalist's Experiences in and around the Kurile Islands
Author: Sten Bergman - Sten Bergman (20 October 1895 – 19 February 1975) was a Swedish zoologist, who visited Korea, Kamchatka, Papua New Guinea, and many other places. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Methuen & Co. Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1933
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x / 246 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: From the preface:

This book contains an account of my experiences and impressions in the course of a visit to the Kurile Islands, the chief purpose of which was to add something to our knowledge of the birds and animals of that region, and to bring back specimens of them for the Natural History section of the Stockholm National Museum.
Condition / Notes: This is the first English translation of this work, signed by the author and dated 1936 on the front flyleaf. The vintage volume is bound in red-orange cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ruling to the spine. There is light rubbing to the exterior. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with deckled edges. The front endpaper is a map showing the location of the Kurile Isles. The frontispiece depicts a Japanese fisherman. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light foxing/smudging, heaviest in the margins. The work includes numerous photographic plates from Bergman's travels.
Lot 7012

$25

Title: Antiquites de la region andine de la Republique argentine et du desert d'Atacama
Author: Eric Boman - Eric Boman was a Swedish Argentine archaeologist.

Boman was born in Falun, Sweden, in 1867. He relocated to Argentina in 1889, and completed his secondary schooling in Buenos Aires and Catamarca. He remained in the mountainous Province of Catamarca, and was appointed a Justice of the Peace.

Boman began his archaeological experience in a 1901 Swedish expedition into Purmamarca and the Quebrada de Humahuaca (Jujuy Province) directed by Baron Erland Nordenskiold, a nobleman whose family included a number of noted travelers; Nordenskiold later authored an account of that expedition, "Travels on the Boundaries of Bolivia and Argentina." Boman joined a further expedition, with Marquis Georges de Crequi-Montfort, into the Cerro Chañi area (Jujuy), in 1903, and discovered Tastil, an Atacameño settlement that was one of the region's most significant until their siege by troops of the Inca Empire. He compiled his findings in "Antiquités de la région andine de la Republique argentine et du désert d'Atacama" ("Antiquities in the Andean Region of Argentina and in the Atacama Desert"), which, when published in 1908, was recognized as one of the first comprehensive archaeological studies of the Argentine Northwest (comparable only to Juan Bautista Ambrosetti's work). Boman's work was honored also by the Académie Française, and the original is now in the Musée de l'Homme, in Paris.

Boman subsequently focused his studies on the archaeology of La Rioja Province, conducting excavations in Pucará de los Sauces, Fuerte del Pantano, other sites in the Famatina Range, as well as in other provinces, notably Tinti (in the Calchaquí Valleys) and in Buin, Chile. He created a sizable bibliography from the experiences, and these expeditions, conducted between 1910 and 1920, yielded the most comprehensive collection of Diaguita artifacts located up to then, making him an authority on the Pre-Inca cultures of the region.

Boman was appointed Chief of the Archaeological Department of the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in 1917, and remained at the post until his death in 1924. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Imprimerie Nationale
City: Paris
Year: 1908
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: xi, 948 pages, [84] leaves of plates
Width: 8" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set is bound in its original wrappers. The books show external wear, with moisture markings at the upper outside corners of the covers of the first volume, and creasing and tearing to the rear cover of the second volume. The pages of the first volume occasionally have faint marginal tide markings. The pages of the second volume are clean and bright. The pages are partially uncut. This work is profusely illustrated, with numerous textual illustrations, plates and maps.
Lot 7013

$20

Title: Look-See with Uncle Bill
Author: Will James - Will James (June 6, 1892 - September 3, 1942) was an artist and writer of the American West. He is known for writing Smoky the Cowhorse, for which he won the 1927 Newbery Medal.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x / 254 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "Look-See is in narrative form and details Kip & Scootie's third summer out on their uncle's ranch...starts with a cattle drive...an adventure in an abandoned mine shaft, and then a flood...It seems to me that there were fewer copies of this book produced than of the other two Uncle Bill books..." - Frazier p. 112.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work. The vintage volume is bound in blue cloth covers with black lettering on the spine and front cover, as well as a James illustration on the front cover. There is moderate rubbing, spotting, and toning to the exterior, heaviest at the edges. The binding is solid. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The color frontispiece depicts Uncle Bill. This work includes numerous full-page and textual illustrations by the author.
Lot 7014

$80

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique magic-related ephemera and magazines shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Wehman's Book of 125 Card Tricks" (c.1940), "Wehman Bros. 150 Tricks and Games" (1939), and "Magical Deceptions."

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Condition / Notes: These pieces may display some age/wear indications, including toning and edge wear.
Lot 7015

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique Bobbsey Twins titles shown in the corresponding images.

These titles in the Bobbsey Twins series by Laura Lee Hope range from roughly 1905 to 1940, and include illustrated covers and some original dust jackets. Titles include "At Windmill Cottage," "On the Deep Blue Sea," "At the Ice Cream Carnival," and "In Washington."

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Condition / Notes: These vintage and antique volumes show well, with some external rubbing, chipping, and light soiling. The pages show mild to moderate age toning. Dust jackets show light tattering.
Lot 7016

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique literature shown in the corresponding images. Included are volumes in decorative covers and dust jackets. Authors include Whitman, Wright, Lewis, Overton, and Van Dyke. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition, with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 7017

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of French Egyptology books shown in the corresponding image(s).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications.
Lot 7018

$35

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

Among the titles in this lot are "The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft," "Famous Boys Illustrated," and "Calisthenic Songs."

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Condition / Notes: These antique books may display some age/wear indications, including toning and edge wear. Dust jackets may exhibit minor loss at the extremities or minor closed tears. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 7019

$30

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

Among the titles in this lot are "The Nursery Tale Book," "Mazli," and "Kitchen Fun."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including toning edge wear with minor loss. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 7020

$110

Details: This lot consists of the vintage film and television magazines shown in the corresponding images.

Present in this lot are numerous issues of "Photoplay" from the 1940s through the 1960s. Intact full-color covers feature well-known Hollywood figures, including Esther Williams, Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Shirley Temple, etc.

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Condition / Notes: These magazines generally present well with minor toning and edge wear. A minimal number exhibit detached/detached wrappers.
Lot 7021

$80

Title: Mastabas of Nucelus Cemetery G 2100 Part I: Major Mastabas G 2100-2220
Author: Peter Der Manuelian - Peter Der Manuelian grew up [near Harvard] but somehow escaped speaking with a Boston accent. He joined both the NELC and Anthropology Departments in 2010, after teaching Egyptology at Tufts University for ten years. He has also been on the curatorial staff of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, since 1987, and held the position of Giza Archives Project Director there until June 2011 (he is now Founding Director, The Giza Archives). In addition to Giza, his Egyptian archaeological and epigraphic site work includes New Kingdom temples at Luxor (Epigraphic Survey, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago), and the Predynastic site of Naqada.

His primary research interests include ancient Egyptian history, archaeology, epigraphy, the development of mortuary architecture, and the (icono)graphic nature of Egyptian language and culture in general. He has published on diverse topics and periods in Egyptian history, but currently focuses on the third millennium BC, and specifically on the famous Giza Necropolis, just west of modern Cairo. The Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition excavated major portions of the site between 1905 and 1947. Since 2000, the "Giza Archives Project" aims to collect and present online all past, present, and future archaeological activity at Giza (http://www.gizapyramids.org).

Interested in both ancient and modern graphic design-"publishing" in the widest sense of the word-he believes in bringing new technologies into his research and into the classroom. Among his current projects are the publication of elite Giza tombs west of the Great Pyramid, a biography of Harvard archaeologist George A. Reisner, and the development of electronic tools to aid in teaching Egyptian hieroglyphic grammar. [Courtesy Harvard University.]
Publisher: Department of Art of the Ancient World, Museum of Fine Arts
City: Boston
Year: 2009
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: liv / 475 pages
Width: 11" Height: 13.75"
Book Details: From the preface:

"Giza Mastabas 8" represents the first volume in the series published since the launch (in 2005) of the Giza Archives Project Web site . . . The book thus includes the results of labors and technologies from as early as 1905, and as late as 2009.
Condition / Notes: This is the eighth volume of the "Giza Mastabas" series from Harvard University, and the first volume concerning Cemetery G 2100. The volume is bound in well-preserved tan cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. The binding is solid. There are maps of the cemetery printed on the pastedowns. The color frontispiece depicts a detail of a standing figure of Nefer. The pages are clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated with photographs, renderings, maps, and diagrams, many of which are in color.

The volume is housed in the publisher's well-preserved, glossy, pictorial dust jacket.
Lot 7022

$35

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Album of Flowers," "The Floral Album," and "The Diamond Florist." These volumes feature decorative leather bindings with stamped gilt detailing.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light foxing, toning, edge wear with minor loss, and detached/detaching boards and spine covers. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 7023

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of ancient Greece books shown in the corresponding image(s).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications.
Lot 7024

$55

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

Popular themes of these pieces are women and children in fashionable dress, floral and botanical arrangements, and humorous situations. Notable are a trade card for McKee Bros., hardwaremen in Hagerstown, Maryland that features a Turkish flag; and an emergency preparedness brochure (what to do in case of fire, drowning, poison ivy, etc.). Advertisements for Sarsaparilla and the American Sewing Machine Company are present.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces may display some age/wear indications, including toning, chipping, edge wear, and creasing. Most present well with vibrant coloring.
Lot 7025

$200

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and collectible Marvel and DC comic books shown in the corresponding images.

This collection includes various Marvel and DC superhero comics, particularly 1970s and 1980s titles featuring Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man, including "The Amazing Spider-Man," "Detective Comics" and titles from the "Batman: Year Two" mini-series. Other titles include "Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD," "Doc Savage," and "The Invincible Iron Man." Also present are Marvel Comics indexes for "The Fantastic Four" and "The Avengers" from 1976 - 1977, and a large-format Marvel adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "The Land that Time Forgot."

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Condition / Notes: These vintage and collectible titles show well, with mild to moderate wear from reading. Numerous titles are individually preserved in plastic and backed with white cardboard.
Lot 7026

$200

Title: Excavations at Giza: The Offering-List in the Old Kingdom
Author: Selim Hassan - Selim Hassan (1887–1961) was an Egyptian Egyptologist. He wrote the 16-volume Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt in Arabic and supervised the excavation of many ancient Egyptian tombs under the auspices of Cairo University. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Printed at the University Press
City: Oxford
Year: c. 1935
Binding Style: Softcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: 173 plates
Width: 11" Height: 14.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the plate volume only (volume VI, part II) from Hassan's extensive work "Excavations at Giza." The vintage volume is bound in the publisher'sstiff paper wrappers with some edge wear/loss and some age toning/foxing. There are two puncture holes in the front wrapper approximately one inch long and a quarter of an inch wide. The binding is solid. This work consists of 173 glossy plates depicting hieroglyphics.
Lot 7027

$70

Title: Tell Edfou 1937
Author: Bernard Bruyere - Bernard Bruyere (10 November 1879 to 4 December 1971) was a French Egyptologist., Kazimierz Michalowski [ November 11, 1901 – January 1, 1981] - Kazimierz Józef Marian Micha?owski was a Polish archaeologist and Egyptologist, and the founder of Nubiology.

Micha?owski studied classical archeology and art history at the University of Lwów; he studied at the Universities and Archaeological Institutes of Berlin, Heidelberg, Münster, Paris, Rome, Athens and Cairo. In 1939–1981 he acted as the Vice-director of the Warsaw National Museum and headed the chair of classical archeology at the University of Warsaw. During this time he educated a solid group of specialists in classical, Near Eastern and Egyptian archeology.

Micha?owski's interest in Egyptology began in 1937–1939, when he took part in Polish-French excavations at Tell Edfu (see Edfu), organized by him, and published later in three volumes. Objects from Edfu enriched the collections of the Warsaw National Museum. After World War II he participated very actively in the reconstruction of Polish academic life and in building Polish participation in the international program of studies on Mediterranean cultures. In 1959 he founded in Cairo the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, now named after him. He was a specialist in many areas of Egyptian art and archeology.

Micha?owski directed Polish excavations at many sites, including Tell Atrib (ancient Athribis) from 1957, Alexandria from 1960, Dabod 1961, Faras 1961–1964, Deir el-Bahari from 1961 and Dongola from 1964. In 1963–1971 he presided over the International Committee of Experts for Rescue of the Abu Simbel Temple. His publications included the famous "L'Art de l'ancienne Egypte" (English-language version: "Art of Ancient Egypt," 1968). (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)



Publisher: Imprimerie de l'Institut francais d'archeologie orientale
City: Cairo
Year: 1937
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: viii/214 pages plus 44 plates and 4 folding plans
Width: 9.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first volume of "Fouilles franco-polonaises rapports."

This handsome antique volume has been rebound in quarter leather and beige cloth, with raised bands and gilt-lettered black leather labels. The book shows moderate external wear, with scuffing/chipping to the leather spine. The binding is firm. The original wrappers are bound in. The title page is printed in red and black. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated, with textual illustrations, plates and fold-out plans.
Lot 7028

$300

Title: Stratigraphie comparee et chronologie de l'Asie occidentale (IIIe et IIe millenaires): Syrie, Palestine, Asie Mineure, Chypre, Perse et Caucase
Author: Claude F. A. Schaeffer - Claude Frédéric-Armand Schaeffer (1898–1982) was a French archeologist, born in Strasbourg, who led the French excavation team that began working on the site of Ugarit, the present day Minet el-Beida in 1929, leading to the uncovering of the Ugaritic religious texts. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Published on behalf of The Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press
City: London
Year: 1948
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/653 pages plus 52 plates, 1 map, 9 fold-out plans
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in blue cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The endpapers and the top edge of the text block display foxing. The pages and plates are clean and bright. The text is in French. The intact dust jacket exhibits minor tears and loss at the edges.
Lot 7029

$80

Title: Untitled
Artist: William Henry Chandler
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Framed
Print Year: circa 1900
Width: 27.5" Height: 23.5"
Art Notes: This piece offers an image of a winter evening at a placid moonlit pond, with young couples engaged in skating. A dark figure, with a small dog, can be seen just behind them, a large house on the left and a group of trees on the right.
Condition: This antique lithograph is well preserved under glass and within an elaborately ornate plaster-over-wood frame. The name of the artist appears in the lower right corner, just above the matting (with the two first letters partially obscured).
Lot 7030

$110

Title: Hommages a la memoire de Serge Sauneron, 1927-1976
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Institut francais d'archeologie orientale du Caire
City: Cairo
Year: 1979
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: This volume brings together a collection of essays devoted to the work of Serge Sauneron (3 January 1927 – 3 June 1976). a French egyptologist, who was director of the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale from 1969 to 1976. Notable publications include his work on the priests of Ancient Egypt, entitled, "Les prêtres de l'ancienne Égypte" (1957) and "Les songes et leur interprétation," published in 2 volumes (1959).

Contents: Vol. I: Egypte pharaonique. Vol. II: Egypte post-pharaonique.
Condition / Notes: This is set is bound in quarter dark blue leather and blue leatherette-covered boards, with raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering to the spines. The books show light shelfwear, with light soiling to the covers and a lightly bumped lower outside corner to the front board of the first volume. The bindings are firm. The interiors are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author in each volume, photographic plates and fold-out plates. The original wrappers are bound in.
Lot 7031

$300

Title: Sardis: The Excavations, Part I 1910-1914
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: Late E. J. Brill Ltd.
City: Leyden
Year: 1922
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: xi / 213 pages
Width: 11.25" Height: 13.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first volume only in this series from the American Society for the Excavation of Sardis. The antique volume is bound in half-cloth with printed paper covers. The exterior shows moderate toning and soiling. There is rubbing and fraying at the edges. The binding is solid.

The pages show mild age toning and scattered foxing. The work is lavishly illustrated with 192 textual figures and five plates as well as three maps.
Lot 7032

$40

Title: Les objets egyptiens et egyptisants du mobilier funeraire carthaginois
Author: Jean Vercoutter - Jean Vercoutter (January 20, 1911 – July 16, 2000) was a French Egyptologist. One of the pioneers of archaeological research into Sudan from 1953, he was Director of the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale from 1977 to 1981. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner
City: Paris
Year: 1945
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: xii / 400 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in the original printed wrappers with moderate edge wear. The binding is solid. The pages are clean with moderate age toning. There is some creasing at the fore edge, mostly in the early pages. This work is illustrated with 37 figures and 29 plates.
Lot 7033

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique poetry and literature shown in the corresponding images. Included are volumes in decorative covers and slipcases. Authors include Tennyson, Twain, Thackeray, Kipling, Byron, Longfellow, and Shakespeare. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition, with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 7034

$70

Details: This lot consists of the vintage Japanese watercolors shown in the corresponding images.

These eight original paintings on laid paper are bound with tasseled string in a decorative folio with fabric relief. Subjects center on nature and include birds, flowers, trees, and a cat. Colors remain vivid with excellent detail.

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Condition / Notes: This folio, measuring approximately 11 1/2" x 15 1/4", and the paintings within display some age/wear indications, including light soiling and toning concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 7035

$120

Title: More Sculpture from the Diyala Region
Author: Henri Frankfort - Henri "Hans" Frankfort (24 February 1897 – 16 July 1954) was a Dutch Egyptologist, archaeologist and orientalist. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1943
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii / 48 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: From the preface:

As the title indicates, this volume is a sequel to "Sculpture of the Third Millennium B.C. from Tell Asmar and Khafajah" (OIP XLIV). The typsescript of the earlier volume was completed in 1935, when our field work was still in full swing. . . . subsequent discoveries have, as always, added complexity to the picture.
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in two-tone cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light rubbing concentrated at the corners and edges, with bumping to the top/bottom of the spine. The binding is solid. The pages are clean and bright, with occasional light marginal toning. This work is profusely illustrated with six figures, 95 photographic plates, one map, and a fold-out chart.
Lot 7036

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of French Egyptology books shown in the corresponding image(s).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications.
Lot 7037

$200

Title: La Troie d'Homere
Author: Charles Normand
Publisher: L'ami des monuments et des arts
City: Paris
Year: circa 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 3 preliminary leaves, 116 pages, 20 plates
Width: 12" Height: 15"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: The author's signed inscription appears at the top of the title page and reads "A Monseiur Heron de Villefosse / en souvenir reconaissant pour le concours prete a ma (illegible word) / et en temoignage de haute estime. / Charles Normand."

This antique collection of plates with an introductory booklet is housed in a portfolio with printed paper covers, leather edges, and a cloth backstrip. there is significant rubbing/marking to the paper covers and wear to the leather edges. Cloth ties are attached to the portfolio. The plates show mild to moderate age toning. Some show marginal foxing and moisture marking.
Lot 7038

$55

Title: Old Nursery Rhymes
Author: Ethel Everett
Publisher: T.C. & E.C. Jack Ltd.
City: Unknown
Year: c. 1910
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique children's volume is bound in red cloth covers with a colorful illustrated title label pasted onto the front cover. There is rubbing to the exterior, heaviest at the corners and edges. There is fading and pencil marking to the title label. The binding is solid. This work is lavishly illustrated by Ethel Everett, including numerous color illustrations. The pastedowns are also illustrated.
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