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Lot 8001

$200

Title: Selected Views of the Grand Canyon Done in Hand Color
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: El Tovar Studio
City: Grand Canyon
Year: 1910
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 12 pages
Width: 14.25" Height: 11.75"
Condition / Notes: Oblong folio volume is string-bound in plain stiff wrappers with printed title to upper cover. Book is soundly bound and shows very light external wear. Interior is clean and without markings. Contains 12 tipped-in hand-colored photogravures with captions printed underneath. Some pictures have detached from pasted corners.
 
Lot 8002

$950

Title: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Author: Gertrude Stein - Gertrude Stein was an American writer, poet and art collector who spent most of her life in France.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
City: New York
Year: 1933
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/310 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" is a book by Gertrude Stein, written in the guise of an autobiography authored by Alice B. Toklas, who was her lover.
Condition / Notes: This is a rare second printing autographed by both Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, with an inscription to Eugene Stinson, famous music critic for the Chicago Daily News. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "This is for Gene, (illegible word) is what / we this is for Genie / and it is for Gene (illegible word) / as we say it is, it is for Genie, / Gertrude, / (illegible word) a kind remembrance Alice B. Toklas / (illegible three words) so / she says and so I say / and also / Gertrude." Included with this book are 15 photographs of Stinson accompanied by Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and others in various salon settings, or alone picnicking in suit and tie.

Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped silver lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Tattered remnants of dust jacket are laid in.
 
Lot 8003

$1,700

Title: Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly Edited and Published by Alfred Stieglitz
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Alfred Stieglitz - Alfred Stieglitz was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the U.S. He was married to painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

Publisher: Alfred Stieglitz
City: New York
Year: 1914
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 60 pages plus advertisements
Width: 8.5" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Camera Work was a completely independent magazine of pictorial photography that was meant to carry forth the same artistic standards of the Photo-Secessionist. Stieglitz was determined it would be "the best and most sumptuous of photographic publications", and from the start it lived up to his ideals. The first issue was printed in December 1902, and like all of the subsequent issues it contained beautiful hand-pulled photogravures, critical writings on photography, aesthetics and art, and reviews and commentaries on photographers and exhibitions. While there were many other magazines devoted to photography in the world, Camera Work was "the first photographic journal to be visual in focus."

Stieglitz was a perfectionist, and it showed in every aspect of Camera Work. He advanced the art of photogravure printing by demanding unprecedentedly high standards for the prints in Camera Work. The visual quality of the gravures was so high that when a set of prints failed to arrive for a Photo-Secession exhibition in Brussels, a selection of gravures from the magazine was hung instead. Most viewers assumed they were looking at the original photographs.

Condition / Notes: Issue Number 44, dated June 1913.  Antique volume is bound in original stiff gray wrappers with white lettering to front cover. Covers are detached. Text block is intact. Interior is clean and without markings.
 
Lot 8004

$90

Title: Veduta del Ponte Rotto
Artist: Luigi Rossini
Medium: Engraving
Features: Original
Print Year: 1822
Width: 29.25" Height: 21.0"
Art Notes: Small print along bottom edge reads as follows: Rossini dis e inc. (in left corner), Veduto del Ponte Rotto. A. Arco dell'antico Ponte Senatorio alla Ripa del Trastevere. B. Archi moderni. C. Avannai della Pila antica sulla Riva oposta. D. Casa di Pilato. E. Tempio di Vesta. F. Cloaca Massima. (across mid-section), T 42 Roma 1822 (in right corner).
Condition: Well-preserved original engraving shows no tears, creasing, punctures or markings.
 
Lot 8005

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of 19th century American coins and fractional currency shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes the following coins: an 1883 "V" nickel, an 1892 dime, and a three cents piece, made of nickel, which was immediately popular, due to its large circulation in 1865 and its usefulness in replacing fractional currency. Several fractional currency paper bills are also included, from the years 1863, 1874, and 1875. There are nine pieces total included in this lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This currency shows some age/wear. The fractional currency may show some creasing and edge wear. The pieces from 1863 show more advanced wear, with some tearing and loss to edges. The 1892 dime has a small hole drilled through it.
 
Lot 8006

$225

Title: The Novels of Jane Austen in Ten Volumes
Author: Jane Austen - Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.

Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about 35 years old. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of "Sense and Sensibility" (1811), "Pride and Prejudice" (1813), "Mansfield Park" (1814) and "Emma" (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion," both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled "Sanditon," but died before completing it.
Publisher: Duffield Company
City: New York
Year: 1908-1909
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Front covers are decorated with a color pastedown within gilt decorative design. Books show external wear, with markings along edges and darkening to spines. Solidly bound volumes have pictorial endpapers. Pages show light age toning and occasional foxing. Color illustrations by A. Wallis Mills are clean and bright.
 
Lot 8007

$140

Title: Elements et pratique de l'architecture navale, 1805
Author: David Steel
Publisher: Le Chasse-Maree/ArMen
City: Unknown
Year: 2001
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 19.5" Height: 20"
Condition / Notes: Gray-cloth clamshell folio folder contains full-sized reproduction of 38 folded plates, with English-language text on plates. Folder and plates are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8008

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the decorative antique collection of the works of Charles Dickens shown in the corresponding image(s). This set was published by Hurst & Co. in Philadelphia. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This set has elaborate stamped ornamentation and bright gilt designs and is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 8009

$60

Title: The Sailing Ships of New England: Series Three
Author: George Francis Dow
Publisher: Marine Research Society
City: Salem, Massachusetts
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 45 pages plus plates
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: Publication Number Eighteen of the Marine Research Society.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Light soiling to edges. Interior is clean and without markings. Dust jacket is split at front edge of spine cover and shows chipping and small tears to edges.
 
Lot 8010

$55

Title: Walter Camp's Book of College Sports
Author: Walter Camp - Walter Chauncey Camp was an American football player, coach, and sports writer known as the "Father of American Football". With John Heisman, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Pop Warner, Fielding H. Yost, and George Halas, Camp was one of the most accomplished persons in the early history of American football. He played college football at Yale College from 1876 to 1882. Camp served as the head football coach at Yale from 1888 to 1892 before moving to Stanford University, where he coached in December 1892 and in 1894 and 1895. Camp's Yale teams of 1888, 1891, and 1892 have been recognized as national champions. Camp was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1951.

Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/328 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped red lettering and gilt decorative designs. Book shows darkening to spine and edges of covers, with reddish stain along fore edge of rear cover. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Contains in-text and full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 8011

$45

Title: Northern Regions: or Uncle Richard's Relation of Captain Perry's Voyages for the Discovery of a North-West Passage; and Franklin's and Cochrane's Overland Journeys to Other Parts of the World
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: William Burgess
City: New York
Year: 1832
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 228 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with gilt lettering to spine label and marbled paper-covered boards. Books shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and spine. Minor loss of material is visible along edges of boards and paper. Binding is strong. Previous owner's name in ink can be seen on front flyleaf. Endpapers and pages show heavy foxing.
 
Lot 8012

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of modern first edition foreign literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these books include their original dust jackets with glassine covers These books were part of a single collection of modern firsts, and we will be offering several similar lots throughout today's auction. Please see our catalog for additional listings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books generally show well with light age/wear.
 
Lot 8013

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of modern first edition books in dust jackets with glassine covers shown in the corresponding image(s). These books were part of a single collection of modern firsts, and we will be offering several similar lots throughout today's auction. Please see our catalog for additional listings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books generally show well with light age/wear.
 
Lot 8014

$100

Title: Photo Etching for Modellers
Author: Azien Watkin, Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.  Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 8015

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of modern first edition books in dust jackets with glassine covers shown in the corresponding image(s). These books were part of a single collection of modern firsts, and we will be offering several similar lots throughout today's auction. Please see our catalog for additional listings. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books generally show well with light age/wear.
 
Lot 8016

$45

Title: American Turf Register: A Correct Synopsis of Turf Events in the United States, Embracing, Running, Trotting and Pacing, for 1870. Carefully Compiled from Official Records and an Appendix Containing Useful Notes on the Breeding, Crossing, Training and Management of Stock; Together with Tables of Winning Horses; Entries for 1871 and Thereafter; and Other Matters of Interest Connected with the Turf
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Office of Turf, Field and Farm
City: New York
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 393 pages plus advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows sunning to spine and covers. Light wear is visible at ends of spine. Small stain to front cover. Binding is tight. Noticeable foxing to endpapers and pages 64 and 65, otherwise only very light scattered foxing.
 
Lot 8017

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes some literature and decorative books, as well as works by Dylan Thomas, T. S. Eliot, and A. E. Houseman, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear.
 
Lot 8018

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first edition modern literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Some authors represented in this lot are John Sanford, Michael Connelly, and Lindsay Davis, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in excellent condition, showing only light shelf wear. Many of these volumes include a dust jacket. Some volumes may show very light moisture indications, concentrated at the top edge of the text block.
 
Lot 8019

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of antique postcard-size photographic cards of celebrated baseball and football players shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes eight cards, which depict athletes such as Mickey Vernon, Emil Verban, Frankie Albert, and Bill Dudley, among others. Each card measures approximately 3.25" by 5.25". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These cards generally show well with light/age wear. They have been carefully stored in plastic binder sleeves.
 
Lot 8020

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- In Recognition of William Gaddis - Edited by John Kuehl, Steven Moore - Dated 1984 by Syracuse University Press - Signed Edition - Signed by editor John Kuehl on front flyleaf. In dust jacket.
- Golden Codgers: Biographical Speculations by Richard Ellmann - Dated 1973 by Oxford University Press (UK) - Signed Edition - In dust jacket.
- Conversations with Professor Y by Stanford Luce, Louis-Ferdinand Celine Translated by Stanford Luce - Dated 1986 by University Press of New England - First Edition - Bilingual edition. In dust jacket.
- The Chronicler of Barsetshire: A Life of Anthony Trollope by R. H. Super - Dated 1988 by University of Michigan Press - First Printing - In dust jacket.
- English Wits by Leonard Russell, uncredited author Edited by Leonard Russell - Dated 1953 by Hutchinson - In dust jacket.
- Ugo Foscolo: An Italian in Regency England by E. R. Vincent - Dated 1953 by Cambridge University Press UK - In dust jacket.
 
Lot 8021

$30

Title: The Work of Jan van Krimpen: A Record in Honour of His Birthday
Author: John Dreyfus
Publisher: Sylvan Press
City: London
Year: 1952
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/160 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Jan van Krimpen (12 February 1892 – 20 October 1958) was a Dutch typographer and type designer. He worked for the printing house Koninklijke Joh. Enschedé.

Van Krimpen's type designs are elegant book typefaces, originally made for manual printing and the monotype machine. Although a good few have been digitised (Romulus, Haarlemmer, Spectrum), the typefaces are only rarely used in publications.

Of special note is the Romulus 'superfamily', consisting of a seriffed font, a cursive, a chancery italic (Cancelleresca Bastarda), a sans-serif, and a Greek in a range of weights. Such an extensive family would have been a first, comparable to today's Scala family. The outbreak of the Second World War disrupted the project before completion. After the war, Van Krimpen was not interested in resuming it.

Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Front hinge is beginning to crack from upper edge. Lightly age-toned pages show no markings. Dust jacket is tattered, with tearing and loss of material to spine.
 
Lot 8022

$35

Title: History of the American Whale Fishery from Its Earliest Inception to the Year 1876
Author: Alexander Starbuck
Publisher: Argosy-Antiquarian Ltd.
City: New York
Year: 1964
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "First published in Part IV of the Report of the U. S. Commission on Fish and Fisheries. Washington, 1878" This edition limited to 750 copies.
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in gray cloth with gilt lettering on blue to spines and decorative designs showing blue whale on front covers. Volumes show shelfwear. Books are tightly bound. Interiors are clean and fresh. Pages have blue top edges. Occasional pencil marginalia. Intact slipcase shows wear to forward edges and all corners, as well as bottom panel.
 
Lot 8023

$175

Details: This lot includes the group of 4 pencil-signed and titled engravings by Lyman Byxbe shown in the corresponding image. Three of these pieces offer landscape views and the fourth is a depiction of a chipmunk. The largest of the landscapes is entitled "Long's Peak" and has the number 601 along bottom edge. It measures approximately 7.5" x 9". Remaining two bear the titles "Timberline" and "Loch Vale." They both measure approximately 6" x 8". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Landscape engravings on cardstock are well preserved. They show no tears, creasing, punctures or markings. Engraving of chipmunk shows several small faint stains to margins.
 
Lot 8024

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Witch of Wall Street: Hetty Green" (Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1935) and "Membership of the Cosmos Club, 1878-1968" (Cosmos Club, 1968). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8025

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Lectures on the Dramatic Literature of the Age of Elizabeth" by William Hazlitt (Wiley, 1849) and "Dictionary of Shakespearean Quotations" (F. Bell, 1851). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8026

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Practical Boat Sailing for Amateurs: Containing Particulars of the Most Suitable Sailing Boats and Yachts for Amateurs, and Instructions for Their Proper Handling, &c. by G. Christopher Davies - Dated Unknown by The "Bazaar" Office -- Antique volume has detached front board, detaching spine cover and binding is separated between pages 96 and 97.
- A Brief History of the Art of Navigation: An Outline and Background of the Methods Employed by Navigators for Finding Their Way around the Seas by Louis Allen Harding - Dated 1952 by The William - Frederick Press - First Edition - Dust jacket shows small tears at edges.
- The Art of Rigging Containing an Explanation of Terms and Phrases and the Progressive Method of Rigging Expressedly Adapted for Sailing Ships by George Biddlecombe - Dated 1925 by Marine Research Society - First Edition - Publication number eight of the Marine Research Society. Library binding.
- Knots, Splices and Fancy Work by Chas. L. Spencer - Dated 1969 by Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd. Nautical Publishers - Dust jacket shows tears and minor loss of material at edges.
- A New Treatise on the Navigation at Sea Containing All the Details Necessary To Enable the Mariner To Become a Good Practical Navigator. Illustrated by a New Mode of Engraved Diagrams and Figures Designed with the Intention of Mechanically Instructing the Learner in the Meaning and Use of the Various Problems in Navigation and Nautical Astronomy by William Thoms - Dated 1880 by John Bliss & Co. - Library binding.
 
Lot 8027

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the Arctic and northern Canada shown in the corresponding image(s). A number of these books deal with the indigenous peoples of the regions, including the Inuit. Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "Tim Zuck: Paintings and Drawings" signed by the artist and a first printing of "The Paintings of John Hartman." Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8028

$70

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 8029

$25

Title: The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe with a Memoir by Rufus Wilmot Griswold and Notices on His Life and Genius by N. P. Willis and J. R. Lowell in Four Volumes. III. The Literati
Author: Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. He attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money. After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officer's cadet at West Point, Poe parted ways with the Allans. His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, "Tamerlane and Other Poems" (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian."

Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem, "The Raven," to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. He began planning to produce his own journal, "The Penn" (later renamed "The Stylus"), though he died before it could be produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.
Publisher: Blakeman & Mason
City: New York
Year: 1859
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: iv/607 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear with cut across mid-section of spine and wear along edges and at corners. Book is solidly bound. Interior is clean and without markings.
 
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