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Lot 5001

$400

Title: Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization. Volume VI, for the Year 1862.
Author: Various
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1862
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 832 pages
Width: 11.75" Height: 16.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is a compilation of Harper's Weekly magazines including issues from January 4, 1862 to December 27, 1862. This compilation volume from the second year of the Civil War features illustrations from prominent artists of the time, including A R Waud.The volume is bound in quarter leather and brown marbled paper covered boards. An engraved title page is present at the beginning of the volume bearing the title "Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization. Volume VI, for the Year 1862."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate exterior age/wear with rubbing/scraping to the boards and exterior hinges. The primary pages are creased or folded. The interior pages show well with mild age toning throughout.
Lot 5002

$2800

Title: The Holy Land: Syria, Idumea, Egypt & Nubia
Author: David Roberts - David Roberts RA was a Scottish painter. He is especially known for a prolific series of detailed lithograph prints of Egypt and the Near East that he produced from sketches he made during long tours of the region (1838–1840). These and his large oil paintings of similar subjects made him a prominent Orientalist painter. He was elected as a Royal Academician in 1841. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), George Croly - George Croly was an Irish poet, novelist, historian, and Anglican priest. He was rector of St Stephen Walbrook in the City of London from 1835 until his death.
Croly was a leading contributor to the Literary Gazette and Blackwood's Magazine, from the establishment of both in 1817, and was also associated with the Tory magazine Britannia. He worked as a theatre critic for the New Times and later as a foreign correspondent. He wrote poems, plays, satires, novels, history, and theological works, and achieved some measure of success in all. Perhaps his best known works were his novels, "Salathiel" (1828), based on the legend of the Wandering Jew, and "Marston" (1846). His main contribution to theological literature was an exposition of the Apocalypse. His hymns included Spirit of God, descend upon my heart written in 1854. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Day & Son, Limited, Lithographers and Publishers
City: London
Year: 1855
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 12"
Book Details: This antique complete six volume set features Middle Eastern history. The last two volumes are devoted to Egypt. Heavily illustrated with etchings and prints of the landscape and culture. Bound in decorative green boards with three quarters green leather and gilt tooling on the boards and spines.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear. The bindings are separated and the top pages are separated from the textblock. The boards show signs of rubbing and the gilt motifs show nicely. The pages and plates are clean and crisp.

These volumes have been collated and contain a total of 250 plates. Some plates show light foxing most concentrated around the borders, otherwise plates show clean and bright. Per-volume plate count as follows: Volume 1, 44 plates; Volume 2, 43 plates; Volume 3, 38 plates; Volume 4, 43 plates; Volume 5, 44 plates; Volume 6, 38 plates
Lot 5003

$110

Title: The Grapes of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick - Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick was an American botanist and horticulturist who specialized in spermatophytes. His main interest was cultivated fruit trees and he published a number of volumes dealing with such fruits as cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1908
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 564 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt title on the front board and spine cover. The work, the second in the series of fruit publications titled the Fruits of New York, is profusely illustrated with color plates of grapes of many varieties in various stages of growth. The work is also adorned with a tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with light rubbing/soiling to the boards. The interior pages and plates show nicely with occasional light age toning.
Lot 5004

$90

Book Details: This group of decorative Collectible Easton Press books feature literature and history, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Reflections Moral and Political on Great Britain and Her Colonies" (facsimile of 1769/1770 copies); "The Woman in White;" "John Paul Jones;" and "A Journal Plague Year" just to name a few.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show nicely in like-new condition with mild signs of wear.

Lot 5005

$130

Title: The History of Oregon and California, and the Other Territories on the North-West Coast of North America; Accomonied by a Geographical View and Map of Those Countries, and a Number of Documents as Proofs and Illustrations of the History.
Author: Robert Greenhow
Publisher: Charles C. Little and James Brown
City: Boston
Year: 1845
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 492 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: This decorative antique volume features American history. From the Preface: "The following pages are devoted, principally, to the description and history of the portion of North America bordering on the Pacific Ocean, between the 40th and the 54th parallels of latitude, which is traversed and in a great measure drained, by the River Columbia, and to which the name of OREGON is now usually applied..." Includes folding map in the front. Bound in marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers and three quarter leather; with raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and/or age. There is a mild to moderate tear in the map and the page is clean. The front board is separated. The textblock is firmly bound and the endpapers show vibrantly.
Lot 5006

$375

Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
Author: Ulysses S. Grant - Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877) following his highly successful role as a war general in the second half of the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; having effectively ended the war and secession with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. As president he led the Radical Republicans in their effort to eliminate all vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery. Upset over uncontrolled violence in the South, President Grant effectively destroyed the Ku Klux Klan in 1871 (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set is bound in green cloth covered boards featuring gilt stamped lettering and image of Grant. Both volumes feature a tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece of Grant as well as illustrated plates of maps and a tipped-in facsimile letter in volume 1.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with occasional light rubbing to the boards. The interior pages show mild age toning.
Lot 5007

$70

Title: Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West; with Col. Fremont's Last Expedition across the Rocky Mountains: including three months residence in Utah, and a perilous trip across the Great American Desert, to the Pacific.
Author: S. N. Carvalho - "Artist to the Expedition"
Publisher: Derby & Jackson
City: New York
Year: 1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 130 pages plus catalog
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in gray stamped cloth covered boards featuring gilt tooling on the spine cover. The work of the journey and expedition of Solomon Carvalho in the American West contains 35 chapters. Subjects in these chapters include; Preparations to Cross the Jornada, Portrait of Wakara, and Extraordinary Abuses of the Spiritual Wife System.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with light edgewear to the boards and spine cover. The interior pages show mild age toning with the front endpapers showing previous owner inscriptions.
Lot 5008

$100

Title: The Roman Hat Mystery A Problem in Deduction
Author: Ellery Queen - Daniel Nathan, professionally known as Frederic Dannay (October 20, 1905 – September 3, 1982), and Emanuel Benjamin Lepofsky, professionally known as Manfred Bennington Lee (January 11, 1905 – April 3, 1971), were American cousins from Brooklyn, New York who wrote, edited, and anthologized detective fiction under the pseudonym of Ellery Queen. The writers' main fictional character, whom they also named Ellery Queen, is a mystery writer and amateur detective who helps his father, Richard Queen, a New York City police inspector, solve baffling murders (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: The Mysterious Press
City: New York
Year: 1979
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 325 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This vintage Signed Limited Edition features mystery fiction. Limited to two-hundred and fifty copies, this one numbered "229" and signed "Ellery Queen." Ellery Queen was created in 1928 when Dannay and Lee entered a writing contest sponsored by McClure's magazine for the best first mystery novel. They decided to use as their collective pseudonym the same name that they had given their detective. Inspired by the formula and style of the Philo Vance novels by S. S. Van Dine, their entry won the contest, but before it could be published, the magazine closed. Undeterred, the cousins took their novel to other publishers, and "The Roman Hat Mystery" was published in 1929. Housed in the original dust jacket with slip case.
Condition / Notes: This book shows nicely in like-new condition with mild signs of wear or age. The dust jacket is clean and housed in a mylar cover. The slip case is unmarked with mild signs of shelf wear. The binding is sound and firm.
Lot 5009

$150

Title: Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the Year 1852.
Author: Randolph Barnes Marcy [April 9, 1812 – November 22, 1887]
Publisher: A.O.P. Nicholson, Public Printer
City: Washington
Year: 1854
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 286 pages, plus Appendix
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique features government documents. This volume is an Executive Document form the thirty-third Congress, Session from the House of Representatives. The subjects covered in this issue are the "Buffalo Chase;" "Indian Signs;" "Pacifistic Railway;" and "Reptiles" just to name a few. Bound in publishers cloth with blind stamped title and motifs on the boards.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and/or age. The pages are mild age toned and the text and plates are clean. The binding is sound and firm.
Lot 5010

$300

Title: Britannia, sive Florentissimorum Regnorum, Angliae, Scotiae, Hiberniae, et Insularum Adiacentium ex intima antiquitate Chorographica descriptio
Author: William Camden - William Camden (2 May 1551 in London – 9 November 1623 in Chislehurst) was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and herald, best known as author of Britannia, the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Annales, the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Apud Ioannem Wechelum, impensis Petri Fischeri, & haeredum Henrici Tackii
City: Francofuardi (Germany)
Year: 1590
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 762 pages plus index
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This antique volume is a third edition of the work originally published in 1586 by William Camden. In 1577, with the encouragement of Abraham Ortelius, Camden began his great work Britannia, a topographical and historical survey of all of Great Britain and Ireland. His stated intention was to "restore antiquity to Britaine, and Britain to his antiquity".(Courtesy Wikipedia)

This volume is bound in full leather with with raised bands and metal clasps. The front board features a debossed design. The work is adorned with wood cut illustrations, ornaments and decorated capitals. It was not until later editions that maps were added to the Britannia.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate external age/wear with cracking to the leather and occasional chipping to the board/spine cover extremities. The clasp hinges are present with the straps lacking. The interior shows well with light age toning and occasional foxing.

This volume has been collated. Loss of material to C measures 2 ¼” x 1”, text slightly obstructed. Loss of material to Z measures 1 ¼” x ¾”, text unobstructed. Pagination as follows: 8 unnumbered leaves, 1-199, 156, 201-204, 105, 206-276, 177, 278-445, 449, 447-476, 447, 478-493, 394, 495-762, 11 unnumbered leaves.
Lot 5011

$250

Title: Harper's Weekly Journal of Civilization.
Author:
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1884
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 869 pages, plus V. XXIX 1-127
Width: 12" Height: 16.5"
Book Details: This antique volume features daily newspapers. This collection; of volume XXVIII and the first section of volume XXIX; of "Harper's Weekly" articles by various authors and columnists, along with cartoons and etchings. Bound with paper covered boards.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The boards are separated and the spine is exposed. The textblock is solid. The etchings and cartoons are clean.
Lot 5012

$175

Details: 2Pcs This lot consists of military themed original Currier & Ives hand-colored lithographs from the 19th century. Publisher information underneath titles on both prints reads "New York, Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St."

"FORT SUMTER. CHARLESTON, S.C." Caption reads "FORT MOULTRIE. MORRIS ISLAND BATTERIES." Black line border around image. Paper reinforced edge with slots where page was taken from a binding. Sheet: 10.1 x 14".

"FORT PICKENS, PENSACOLA HARBOR, FLORIDA." Caption reads "FORT M'RAE". Black line border around image. Paper reinforced edge with slots where page was taken from a binding. Sheet: 11.9 x 15.8".


Condition / Notes: These original lithographs show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches, small losses to the margins or corners and soiling. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5013

$30

Title: Report of Special Committee on Volunteering Embracing a Complete Statement of Operations in Filling the Quota of the County of New York Under the Call of the President, Dated July 18,1864, For 500,000 Men.
Author: Board of Supervisors
Publisher: WM. L. S. Harrison, Printer to the County
City: New York
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1-962 pages; 1-80 pages; 1-46 pages; 1-151 pages; 1-111 pages.
Width: 6.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: This antique volume features government documents. Includes Document. eleven through sixteen. The accompanying documents are "Communication for the Comptroller Transmitting His Quarterly Report;" "Riot Damage Claims;" "Financial Estimates, of Budget of the Year 1865;" and "Annual Report of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors."
Condition / Notes: This volume shows signs of moderate to severe wear and age. The textblock is split is several places and is disbound. The pages are clean and crisp.
Lot 5014

$40

Book Details: This group of author signed books features modern politics and Presidents, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Game Change;" "Reagan and Thatcher;" "For the Love of Politics;" and "The Inheritance." 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 5015

$200

Details: This lot comprises of 2 vintage issues of "Derriere le Miroir." This includes many color plates and text about the art.

Notable subjects in this group include the works of Joan Miro and Joan Artigas.

These handsome portfolio plates date from about the 1950s to the 1960s and measure approx. 11"x15" each.

"Derrière le Miroir" is a French art magazine created in 1946 and published until 1982. Art galleries, auction houses and booksellers often refer to this art magazine simply as D.L.M. or DLM. Aimé Maeght is the founder, editor and publisher.
Condition / Notes: These plates show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches, etc.
Lot 5016

$35

Title: Recollections of Mexico
Author: Waddy Thompson - Waddy Thompson, Jr. was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina and U.S. Minister to Mexico, 1842-44. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Wiley and Putnam
City: New York & London
Year: 1846
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 304 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in blue stamped cloth boards and have been rebacked. The work contains 25 chapters, plus appendix, including; "Departure from New Orleans;" "Route to Puebla;" "Review of Mexican History since the Revolution." This volume highlights Thompson's travels to Mexico and his observations and reports of such.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate external age/wear with rubbing/soiling to the boards. The spine cover has been rebacked with original cloth present. The interior pages show moderate age toning/foxing and occasional marginalia in pencil.
Lot 5017

$45

Book Details: This group of author signed books features international history, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East;" "Intelligence in War;" "Spy Sub: A Top Secret Mission to the Bottom of the Pacific;" and "Beetle: The Life of General Walter Bedell Smith." 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 5018

$20

Details: 3Pcs This lot consists of original hand-colored lithographs by Currier & Ives from the 19th century related to feats of human industriousness.

"THE MAMMOTH IRON STEAM-SHIP GREAT EASTERN". Text underneath the title gives dimensions and design information. Publication: "PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES 125 NASSAU ST NEW YORK." Sheet: 10 x 14.1".

"MACHINERY HALL. GRAND UNITED STATES CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION 1876. Fairmount Park Philadelphia." Text underneath the titles gives dimension and acreage information. Black line border around image. Publication: "PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES 125 NASSAU ST NEW YORK." Sheet: 10.4 x 14.45".

"THE BOYNE WATER." Caption reads "This obelisk is 'Sacred to the glorious memory of King William III" who with his army crossed the river July 1st 1690 and fought the famous 'Battle of the Boyne.'" Black line border around image. Publication: "PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES, 152 NASSAU ST NEW YORK." Matted: 15.5 x 18.75".
Condition / Notes: These original lithographs show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches, small losses to the margins or corners and soiling. Soiling on the surface image of both loose sheaf prints, and a loss on the lower right of the Machinery Hall print which affects some of the dimension text. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5019

$90
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Battles of The United States, By Sea and Land: Embracing Those of the Revolutionary an Indian War, The War of 1812, and the Mexican War; With Important Official Documents. by Henry B. Dawson - Dated 1858 by Johnson, Fry, and Company Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes - This antique complete two volume set features American history. Illustrated with numerous "highly-finished steel engravings, including battles scenes and full-length portraits from original paintings by Alonzo Chappel. Dawson (1821-1889) was originally from England. He was an historian and newspaper man. Artist Chappel (1828-1887) was a well-known genre painter who did many historical paintings and was one of the best-known painters of his era. The works depicted herein were apparently done on commission from the publisher. Bound in three quarters leather and brown cloth boards with raised band spines and gilt stamped lettering.

These volumes show nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and/or age. The boards are rubbed along the extremities and the bindings are sound and firm. Volume One page 323 is separated. Mild foxing to Volume Two. The plates show nicely and text is clear.
- Bettles of The United States, By Sea and Land: Embracing Those of the Revolutionary an Indian War, The War of 1812, and the Mexican War; With Important Official Documents. by Henry B. Dawson - Dated 1858 by Johnson, Fry, and Company Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes - This antique complete two volume set features American history. Illustrated with numerous "highly-finished steel engravings, including battles scenes and full-length portraits from original paintings by Alonzo Chappel. Dawson (1821-1889) was originally from England. He was an historian and newspaper man. Artist Chappel (1828-1887) was a well-known genre painter who did many historical paintings and was one of the best-known painters of his era. The works depicted herein were apparently done on commission from the publisher. Bound in three quarters leather and brown cloth boards with raised band spines and gilt stamped lettering.

These volumes show nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and/or age. The boards are rubbed along the extremities and the bindings are sound and firm. Volume One page 323 is separated. Mild foxing to Volume Two. The plates show nicely and text is clear.
Lot 5020

$45

Title: Report on the Art of War in Europe in 1854, 1855, and 1856. by Major Richard Delafield, Corps of Engineers, from his notes and obsevations made as a member of a "Military Commission to the Theater of War in Europe."
Author: Richard Delafield - Richard Delafield served as superintendent of the United States Military Academy, was Chief of Engineers, and was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: George W. Bowman, Printer
City: Washington
Year: 1860
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 287 pages plus 186 numbered plates
Width: 9" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in black stamped boards with rebacked spine cover. The work, commissioned under the orders of Jefferson Davis who was the current Secretary of War, includes a report of the of military tactics, weaponry and general war practices in Europe. The work is adorned with an illustrated faux title-page which is hand colored. The volume also features numerous folding maps, charts and diagrams.

From the Introduction:
"Gentlemen: you have been selected to form a commission to visit Europe, for the purpose of obtaining information with regard to the military service in general, and especially the practical working of the changes which have been introduced of late years into the military systems of the principal nations of Europe."
Condition / Notes: This antique volumes shows mild edgewear and soiling to the boards. The interior endpaper is new bright paper with the interior pages and plates showing mild age toning/foxing throughout. Many plates show tears with some folding plates being separated at the creases. The text plates at the rear of the volume are extended past the boards.
Lot 5021

$100

Title: Legend in Japanese Art: A Description of Historical Episodes Legendary Characters, Folk-Lore Myths, Religious Symbolism.
Author:
Publisher: John Lane Company / John Lane, Bodley Head
City: New York
Year: 1908
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 453 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This antique volume features art history. Illustrated by Henri L. Joly with over seven-hundred plates, which include sixteen full-page reproductions in color. This beautiful reference book on Japanese art covers 2-D and 3-D art forms. Bound in cloth covered boards and elaborately decorated with gilt motifs of birds and trees.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows beautifully with mild to moderate signs of wear and/or age. The plates are clean and vibrant. Mild foxing around to edges of the pages and the binding is sound and firm. The frontispiece is separated from the textblock. The gilt edging shows nicely.
Lot 5022

$90

Title: Three Years of California
Author: Walter Colton - Rev. Walter Colton was a chaplain for the United States Navy, the Alcalde of Monterey, and the author of "Three Years in California" and "Deck and Port." He was also co-publisher of California's first newspaper, "The Californian."
Publisher: Published by A. S. Barnes & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1851
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 456 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This volume is bound in stamped cloth covered boards featuring a debossed gilt stamp on the front cover depicting a soldier with the phrase "Eureka." The work is adorned with a portrait frontispiece of John A Sutter as well as numerous illustrated plates.

From the Preface:
"Many events of moment occurred in California during my residence of three years in that country, and which were sketched in a journal of three years in that country, and which were sketched in a journal kept by me at the times. They are interspersed with anecdotes and incidents of a less general concern, but which may not be without some interest with the reader..."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume show mild to moderate signs of age/wear with rubbing to the boards and exterior hinge. The boards show edgewear. The interior pages show moderate foxing and moisture marking. The tissue-guard for the frontispiece has a small tear.
Lot 5023

$25

Details: 4Pcs This lot consists of antique and vintage brochures relating to the history of Trinidad and Tobago. The brochures range in date from 1928 to 2002.

These brochures measure up to 14.25" x 10.25".


Condition / Notes: These documents are in admirable condition and show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 5024

$200

Title: A Narrative of the Mission of the United Brethren among the Delaware and Mohegan Indians.
Author: John Heckewelder - John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder (March 12, 1743 – January 21, 1823) was an American missionary for the Moravian Church. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Published by McCarty & Davis
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1820
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 429 pages plus errata
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This antique volume comprises of "all the remarkable incidents which took place at their missionary stations during that period (1740-1880). Interspersed with anecdotes, historical facts, speeches of Indians, and other interesting matter." The work is adorned with a tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece of Heckewelder. This antique volume is bound in leather boards with modern reinforced adhesive spine cover.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear with rubbing to the boards as well as sections of lacking material on the front board edges. The spine is reinforced with a modern orange adhesive spine cover. The interior pages show moderate age toning/foxing throughout. The title page shows previous restoration to the lower edge. Page 35 have a cut lower edge.
Lot 5025

$90

Title: The Apples of New York
Author: N. O. Booth, O. M. Taylor, S. A. Beach - Spencer A. Beach was undoubtedly one of the most well known and far seeing professional horticulturists of the early 20th Century.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set is bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and debossed apple design on the front boards. This work, written by Spencer Ambrose Beach with the assistance of N. O. Booth and O. M. Taylor, features numerous illustrated color and black and white plates of apples as well as photographic plates. Volume one also features a tissue-guarded color plate from a photograph by V. H. Lowe.

Condition / Notes: This antique set shows mild rubbing to the boards and exterior hinges with light edgewear. The internal pages and plates show nicely and are bright and clean. The endpapers of volume 1 show previous owner/library bookplate and label.
Lot 5026

$70

Book Details: This group of vintage & antique books features American government & politics history, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Leslie's History of the Republican Party;" "Colorado Exploring Expedition, Lieutenant J. C. Ives, Topographical Engineers, 1957-'58. General Report;" and "Appendix to the Congressional Globe, for the First Session. Thirty-Second Congress: Containing Speeches and Important State Papers."

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including separated or partially separated boards and primary pages.
Lot 5027

$25

Details: Large Quantity This lot consists of collectible matchbooks and maps relating to U.S. travel.

This collection of ephemera measure up to 4" x 8.5".

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These matchbooks and maps are in admirable condition and show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 5028

$70

Details: 2Pcs This lot consists of military battle themed original hand-colored lithographs by Currier & Ives from the 19th century.

"VICTORIOUS BOMBARDMENT OF PORT ROYAL, S.C. NOV 7th 1861. by the United States Fleet, under Command of Commodore Dupont." Black line border around image. Publication: "PUBLISHED BY CURRIER & IVES, 152 NASSAU ST. NEW YORK." Sheet: 12.2 x 13.5".

"FLIGHT OF THE MEXICAN ARMY. AT THE BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA DEBR. 23 1847." (1847) Numbered "455". Black line border around image. Publication: "LITH. & PUB. BY N. CURRIER, 152 NASSAU ST. COR. OF SPRUCE N.Y. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1847 by N. Currier, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of N.Y." Sheet: 9.4 x 13.75".

Condition / Notes: These original lithographs show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches and soiling. The paper of the Mexican Army print is thick, white and soft. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5029

$80

Title: The Small Fruits of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick - Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick was an American botanist and horticulturist who specialized in spermatophytes. His main interest was cultivated fruit trees and he published a number of volumes dealing with such fruits as cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 614 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in the original red cloth covered boards with gilt title of the front board and spine cover. The work, the seventh title in a series of monographs on fruits titled Fruits of New York, identifies and describes three types of small fruit grown in New York State. These include bramble fruits, bush fruits and strawberries. The work is profusely illustrated with color plates of growing stage of each fruit and their variations. The work is adorned with a tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with light rubbing to the boards. The interior pages and plates show nicely with occasional light age toning.
Lot 5030

$30

Details: 70Pcs (approximate) This lot consists of original antique illustration plates and publication pages of illustrated serials related to marriage, lovers and romance, some of them in French or other languages. Earliest dated item circa 1870, with a couple of 20th century publication pages included. Sheets (up to approximately): 12.25 x 17.5".
Condition / Notes: These illustration plates and publication pages show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches, tears, losses and soiling. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 5031

$35

Title: Picturesque Europe: A Delineation by Pen And Pencil of The Natural Features And The Picturesque And Historical Places Of Great Britain And The Continent.
Author:
Editor: Bayard Taylor [January 11, 1825 – December 19, 1878] - Bayard Taylor, was an American poet, literary critic, translator, travel author, and diplomat (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: D. Appleton and Comany
City: New York
Year: 1875/1879
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.5" Height: 13"
Book Details: This antique complete set of three volumes features European natural history. Illustrated with numerous steel and wood engravings depicting architecture, landscapes, and people. These volumes cover subjects in England, Spain, and France just to name a few.
Condition / Notes: The plates show nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and/or age. The boards are separated and the first signatures are loose. The rear board to volumes One and Three are lacking. The sewn bindings are secure.
Lot 5032

$250

Details: This lot consists of twenty-five original antique plates taken from the Pacific Railroad Survey. The plates features illustrations of fish with detailed anatomy from multiple angles. The black and white illustrations are accredited to "J. H. Richard del" at the bottom of each plate. The plates are titled as "U. S. P. R. R. Ex & Survey: - 47th Parrallel, Fishes:" followed by the specific plate number.

Items in the lot measure approximately 9.5" x 12.5".
Condition / Notes: These plates show well with light edgewear and occasional mild to moderate age toning/foxing.
Lot 5033

$140

Title: A New and Improved School Atlas, To Accompany the Practical System of Modern Geography
Author: Jesse Olney - Jesse Olney was a geographer. He was particularly active in the improvement of school textbooks on this subject, and was amply rewarded by substantial sales, second only to Webster's "American Spelling Book." (Courtesy Wikipedia)

Publisher: Robinson, Pratt, & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1837
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 9.75" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: This antique atlas volume features hand colored maps and charts of the United States and World country borders as they stood in 1829-1830, with some maps being dated. The volume features printed paper covers as the binding, with "recommendations" on the rear paper. The maps included are hand colored and feature the following countries/regions; United States; Eastern States; Middle Southern States; Ohio & Indiana; South America; Europe; Asia; North America; Africa.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows severe exterior age/wear with rubbing, cracking and soiling to the paper covers. The paper covers are split at the seam with previous reinforcement stitches present. The interior plates show mild age toning and occasional tears to the edges. The first signature is loose. Some leaves show previous owner inscriptions.
Lot 5034

$325

Details: This lot consists of 300 Carte de Viste tintype and albumen portrait photographs. Some portraits feature painted cheeks or borders.

Items in this lot measure approximately 2.5" x 4.5".
Condition / Notes: Items in this lot show mild to moderate signs of age/wear.
Lot 5035

$275

Title: Chinese Characters, their origins, etymology, history, classification and signification.
Author: L. Wieger - Léon Wieger (born July 9, 1856 in Strasbourg, France - died March 25, 1933 in Xian County, Hebei, China), was a French Jesuit missionary, medical doctor, theologist and sinologist who worked at the Catholic Jesuit mission in Hejian, together with Séraphin Couvreur. He has published numerous books, on Chinese culture, Taoism, Buddhism and Chinese language. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Translor: L. Davrout
Publisher: Catholic Mission Press
City: Ho-Kein-Fu
Year: 1915
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This antique two-volume set is bound in quarter leather with black cloth covered boards. The work of Leon Wieger includes lessons on Chinese characters including etymology, radicals and phonetics. Volume 2 also includes a laid-in section of the "List of Radicals" and Volume 1 shows sheets with printed Chinese.

From the Preface:
"The end aimed at by the Author has been to analyze the ancient forms of the Chinese characters, to extract from them their primitive constituents, and then group them together according to these primitive elements, in an order both logical and synoptical."
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows mild to moderate exterior age/wear. Volume 1 shows mild rubbing/soiling to the boards with mild edgewear primarily at the spine cover. Volume 2 shows a reinforced spine cover and boards with a plastic covering. The spine cover mild rubbing and cracking. The internal pages show light age toning with occasional markings and marginalia.
Lot 5036

$10

Book Details: This group of author signed books features international history, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom;" "God's Jury: the Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World;" "Marco Polo;" and "The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic." 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 5037

$70

Details: 26Pcs This lot consists of lithograph plates by Charles Sorlier after Marc Chagall from "Vitraux Jerusalem" ("Jerusalem Windows"). The lithographs range in date from the 1960's.

These lithographs measure up to 9.75" x 13".

In working together to create Chagall’s original lithographs, Marc Chagall and Charles Sorlier developed a methodical procedure. Chagall would draw a composition in black on stone, zinc, or transfer paper, creating the general outline of the work. After printing a few proofs, Chagall would then add color in water color or pastel. Once he was satisfied, he would print the principal plate. Sorlier and Chagall would then conduct color tests, assuring that everything was in order.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These documents are in admirable condition and show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 5038

$50

Title: Ancient Coin Collecting
Author: Wayne C. Sayles
Publisher: Krause Publications
City: Iola, Wisconsin
Year: 1992-1999
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This collectible six-volume set is bound in cloth covered boards, each featuring a pictorial dust jacket or varying colors. Each volume features a unique time period or group of people, including; "Numismatic Art of the Greek World;" "The Roman World-Politics and Propaganda;" "The Romaion/Byzantine Culture;" "Roman Provincial Coins;" and "Non-Classical Cultures." Each volume is profusely illustrated with image of coins, maps and charts.
Condition / Notes: This antique complete set shows like new with bright original dust jackets and boards. The interior pages are bright and clean.
Lot 5039

$375

Title: Britannia: Or, A Chorographical Defeription of Great Britain and Ireland, Together with the Adjacent Lands.
Author: William Camden - William Camden (2 May 1551 in London – 9 November 1623 in Chislehurst) was an English antiquarian, historian, topographer, and herald, best known as author of Britannia, the first chorographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Annales, the first detailed historical account of the reign of Elizabeth I of England. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Edmund Gibson
City: London
Year: 1753
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10" Height: 15.5"
Book Details: This antique complete set of two volumes features British history. Illustrated with maps of all the counties and with prints of the British, Roman, and Saxon coins. This Third Edition has additions by Edmund Gibson. Bound in leather boards with raised band spines.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. Volume I and II front boards are separating. The textblocks are sound and firm. The plates and maps are clean.
Lot 5040

$90

Details: This lot consists of a large quantity of antique photographs. Subjects featured includes portraits, landscape, architecture, churches, government buildings, mountains, groups/families, theater, recreation, among others.

Items in this lot measure from approximately 5" x 3.5" to 14" x 10.5".
Condition / Notes: Items in this lot show mild to moderate signs of age/wear.
Lot 5041

$60

Details: This lot consists of a single lithograph map created from the explorations and reports of Lieut R. S. Williamson, U.S. Top Engineer and William P. Blake, Geologist of the Expedition. This map features a section of California for consideration of a railroad with labeled borders for Utah, New Mexico and the Oregon Territory. The map is hand colored with a hand colored key at the lower left corner. The title is shown to the right of the map, "Explorations and Surveys for a R.R. route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, War Department./ Geological Map of a Part of the State of California Explored in 1853 by Lieut. R. S. Williamson U.S. Top Engr/ Prepared to accompany the report of William P. Blake, Geologist of the Expedition."

This map measures approximately 18" x 24.75".
Condition / Notes: This map shows well with light age toning and occasional small tears at the creases with no obstruction to the image.
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