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Lot 6001

$55

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: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 277 pages plus unnumbered plates and folding maps
Width: 9.25" Height: 12"
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 rubbing to the boards. The interior pages and plates showing mild age toning/foxing throughout. Many plates show tears with some folding plates being separated at the creases. Some plates might be lacking from the volume.
Lot 6002

$1350

Title: Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842.
Author: Charles Wilkes - Charles Wilkes was an American naval officer and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and commanded the ship in the Trent Affair during the American Civil War (1861–1865), where he attacked a Royal Mail Ship, almost leading to war between the U.S. and the UK. His behavior led to two convictions by court-martial, one stemming from the massacre of almost 80 Fijians on Malolo in 1840. He was captain of a ship. (Courtesy Wikipedia)


Publisher: Lea & Blanchard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1845
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This antique second edition five-volume set plus an atlas volume published in 1845 is bound in brown blind stamped cloth covered boards. This set on the history of the Exploring Expedition is adorned with 64 plates and 14 maps, 5 of which are included in the atlas volume which are all folding. One map, titled "Chart of the World shewing the tracks of the U.S. Exploring Expedition in 1838, 39, 40, 41, 42" in the atlas volume is hand colored. The work is also adorned with in-text illustrations throughout the five volumes.

The United States Exploring Expedition was an exploring and surveying expedition of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands conducted by the United States from 1838 to 1842. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with mild age toning to the boards and edgewear to the spine cover. The interior pages and plates show mild age toning and occasional foxing. Some leaves, primarily plates, are present but loose. The maps in the atlas volume show nicely with occasional small tears.
Lot 6003

$40

Title: Mount Everest: Formation, Population and Exploration of the Everest Region
Author:
Translor: E. Noel Bowman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
City: London
Year: 1963
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 195 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This vintage volume features exploration history. Housed in the original dust jacket with a mylar cover. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs of the native people and landscapes. The main contributors to this work are; Toni Hagen, Gunter-Oskar Dyhrenfurth, Christoph Von Furer-Haimendorf, and Erwin Schneider.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and/or age. The pages are clean. The binding is sound and firm. There are signs of library labeling.
Lot 6004

$35

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

-"Miro Cartons" No. 151-152 (May 1965)
-"Calder" No. 221 (December 1976)

Sheets: 15 x 11".

Condition / Notes: These plates show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches 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 6005

$100

Book Details: 3V This group of antique magazine compilations features the Illustrated London News from the years 1845-1887. These volumes cover issues from July 5, 1845 to December 27, 1845; July 3, 1852 to January 1, 1853; January 1, 1887 to June 18, 1887. In-text and full page illustrations depict article content and feature the works of eminent artists of the time. Two of the volumes are bound in cloth covered boards with decorative gilt and embossing on boards and spine while the newest volume is bound in half leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt lettering on the spine.

The Illustrated London News appeared first on Saturday 14 May 1842, as the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine. Founded by Herbert Ingram, it appeared weekly until 1971, then less frequently thereafter, and ceased publication in 2003. The company continues today as Illustrated London News Ltd, a publishing, content and digital agency in London, which holds the publication and business archives of the magazine. (Courtesy Wikipedia)

Condition / Notes: Volumes in this group show mild to moderate signs of age/wear with exterior age toning and edgewear. The interior pages may show mild age toning, foxing, small losses, tears and creases.
Lot 6006

$90

Title: Narrative of Col. Ethan Allen's Cativity.
Author: Ethan Allen - Ethan Allen, was a farmer, businessman, land speculator, philosopher, writer, lay theologian, and American Revolutionary War patriot, hero, and politician. He is best known as one of the founders of the U.S. state of Vermont, and for the capture of Fort Ticonderoga early in the American Revolutionary War along with Benedict Arnold. He was the brother of Ira Allen.
Born in rural Connecticut, Allen had a frontier upbringing but also received an education that included some philosophical teachings. In the late 1760s he became interested in the New Hampshire Grants, buying land there and becoming embroiled in the legal disputes surrounding the territory. Legal setbacks led to the formation of the Green Mountain Boys, whom Allen led in a campaign of intimidation and property destruction to drive New York settlers from the Grants. When the American Revolutionary War broke out, Allen and the Boys seized the initiative and captured Fort Ticonderoga in May 1775. In September 1775 Allen led a failed attempt on Montreal that resulted in his capture by British authorities. First imprisoned aboard Royal Navy ships, he was paroled in New York City, and finally released in a prisoner exchange in 1778 (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Publisher: Chauncey Goodrich
City: Burlington
Year: 1846
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique volume features American history. The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga occurred during the American Revolutionary War on May 10, 1775, when a small force of Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold overcame a small British garrison at the fort and looted the personal belongings of the garrison. Cannons and other armaments from the fort were later transported to Boston and used to fortify Dorchester Heights and break the standoff at the Siege of Boston.
After seizing Ticonderoga, a small detachment captured the nearby Fort Crown Point on May 11. Seven days later, Arnold and 50 men boldly raided Fort Saint-Jean on the Richelieu River in southern Quebec, seizing military supplies, cannons, and the largest military vessel on Lake Champlain.
Although the scope of this military action was relatively minor, it had significant strategic importance. It impeded communication between northern and southern units of the British Army, and gave the nascent Continental Army a staging ground for the invasion of Quebec later in 1775. It also involved two larger-than-life personalities in Allen and Arnold, each of whom sought to gain as much credit and honor as possible for these events. Most significantly, artillery from Ticonderoga would be dragged across Massachusetts to the heights commanding Boston Harbor, forcing the British to withdraw from that city (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. Bound in paper there are signs of water markings and stains. The binding is sound and firm. The front board is separating. The text is clear and clean.
Lot 6007

$80

Title: Orationum M. Antonii Mureti Presbyteri
Author: Marc Antoine Muret - Muretus is the Latinized name of Marc Antoine Muret, a French humanist who was among the revivers of a Ciceronian Latin style and is among the usual candidates for the best Latin prose stylist of the Renaissance. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Cum Velserum Reipus
City: Lipsiae (Leipzig)
Year: 1627
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 816;696 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This antique volume features two volumes bound as one with the speeches and works of Marc Antoine Muret. The volume is bound in full vellum with raised bands on the spine cover. While volume 1 is dedicated to the the speeches and orations, volume 2 features "epistolarum item hymni et poemata."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear with edgewear and rubbing/soiling to the vellum. The interior pages show moderate age toning. The pastedown endpapers show previous owner inscriptions. A small section of the title page has been clipped.
Lot 6008

$175

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: D. F. Robinson & Co.
City: Hartford
Year: c. 1831
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 9.5" 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 moderate exterior age/wear with rubbing, cracking and soiling to the paper covers. The paper covers have been reinforced with a spine cover and stitching to the seams and edges.
Lot 6009

$200

Title: Poems on Affairs of State: From the Time of Oliver Cromwell, to the Abdication of K. James the Second. Written by the greatest Wits of the Age.
Author: Various
Publisher: uncredited
City: London
Year: 1703-1707
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This antique four-volume set is handsomely bound in full leather with stamped boards and rebacked spine cover. This set features poetry by eminent writers of the time including Milton, Andrew Marvell, and Shakespeare. Volume 4 includes "A Collection of some Satyrical Prints against the French King, Elector of Bavaria, &c. Curiously ingraven on Copper-Plates." This is the stated "Fifth Edition, Corrected and much Enlarged."
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with rebacked spine coves and leather boards which show mild rubbing/scraping. The interior pages and plates show mild to moderate age toning.
Lot 6010

$300

Title: Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization. Volume VI, for the Year 1862. - Various
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. The volume is bound in paper covered boards with a leather spine. The volume begins with the magazine for January 4th featuring an etching of "Christmas Boxes in Camp-Christmas 1861."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The interior pages show mild age toning throughout. The plates are clean and bright.
Lot 6011

$80

Title: Satyrae Numero acutae, mendis purgatae, & singulae locupletiores.
Author: Q Sectani
Publisher: Apud Elsevirios
City: Amstelodami
Year: 1700
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This antique set is bound in full mottled leather featuring raised bands on the spine cover and gilt tooling on the panels. This Latin work features decorative emblems and ornaments throughout. This edition contains eight of the most popular and important satires from the original edition.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with light edgewear and rubbing/chipping to the exterior hinges and spine cover. The interior pages show nicely with occasional light age toning and smudging to the text.
Lot 6012

$325

Details: 83Pcs This lot consists of antique and vintage estate ephemera and includes:

-Large number of fashion plates including pochoir prints, mostly from Gazette du Bon Ton and including artists such as Etienne Drian, Georges Lepape, Alexander Rzewuski, Eduardo Garcia Benito and more.

-Original artwork by Ruth King, stunning titled portraiture of east asian figures with hand coloring.

-Postcards both blank and written, especially fashion, erotic, and pin-up card sets from Esquire Magazine including Vargas and Hurrell girls, cartoons, and caricatures.

-Postal Stamp sheets including First Day Covers stamped in Azerbaijan (Baki -Poctamti) of a series of 1998 "Goodbye England's Rose" Princess Diana commemorative stamps, Marc Chagall commemorative stamps from the Republique de Mali, and Marc Chagall/Pablo Picasso/Salvador Dali artist stamps from the Republic of Somalia.

-Letters signed by Lynn Riggs (1931) and suffragist Caroline Katzenstein (1934).

-Other collectors items such as magazines, Saturday Globe newspaper (1902), vintage card game "Foolish Questions", advertising pins for several cigarette and tobacco companies.


Condition / Notes: These pieces of artwork and other ephemera display beautifully and show a typical range of mild signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches, abrasions, 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 6013

$110

Details: 150Pcs This lot consists of vintage and modern photographs of performers, famous and lesser-known, ranging from silent film era stars to modern celebrities. It includes Hurrell girl portraiture and other erotica, beloved actors and bombshells, a large number of Gloria Swanson photographs and a RARE photocrome on canvas of Basil Rathborn taken by George R. Hoxie taken the month before the former's death.

Several of the older photographs bear signatures in the plates. Autographed in ink portraits include Mel Gibson, "Mimi" (Kathy Kinney of The Drew Carey Show fame), and The Duncan Sisters (Rosetta and Vivian).

Photographs measure up to 12 x 9.1".
Condition / Notes: These photographs show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches, 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 6014

$25

Book Details: This group of vintage and collectible books feature large format and art, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "Earth Poetry;" "The Masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition" (volume III, disbound); and "Picturing Victorian America" just to name a few.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.
Lot 6015

$45

Book Details: This group of antique books feature fine illustrations, as shown in the corresponding images.

The titles in this group include: "Picturesque California" (volume I, parts 1-28); "Picturesque America" (volume I, disbound); "Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America" (volume I, boards detached).

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.
Lot 6016

$60

Title: Geistliche Schaubuhne, Oder: Der Heilige Augustin in Seiner Bekehrung
Author: Augustine of Hippo - Augustine of Hippo was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius (within modern-day Annaba, Algeria), located in Numidia (Roman province of Africa). Augustine is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. Among his most important works are The City of God and Confessions. (Courtesy Wikipedia), Franz Reumanr, Johann Andree Schachtner
Publisher: Auf Rosten Joseph Wolffe
City: Augsburg und Jnnsbrud
Year: 1766
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 392 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in full leather featuring raised bands on the spine cover as well as a leather spine label. This German volume, loosely translated to English as "Spiritual Staircase, Or: Saint Augustine in His Conversion," features the theological works of Augustine of Hippo. The work is adorned with an engraved portrait frontispiece of "Sigsmund Christophor," as well as printed emblems and ornaments throughout.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear with light rubbing/chipping to the boards and edgewear to the top right corner of the front board. The interior pages show well with bright type and light age toning throughout. The front endpapers show previous owner inscriptions.
Lot 6017

$70

Book Details: This group of antique books feature magazine compilations, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "The Graphic;" "London Graphic;" "Punch;" and "The Illustrated News of the World."

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.
Lot 6018

$40

Title: Memoranda of a Residence at the Court of London.
Author: Richard Rush - Richard Rush was United States Attorney General under James Madison and United States Secretary of the Treasury under John Quincy Adams as well as John Quincy Adams' running mate when he ran for re-election on the National Republican ticket in 1828. Rush also served as United States minister to England and France at various times.

Publisher: Lea & Blanchard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1845
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 640 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in black cloth covered boards featuring gilt lettering on the spine cover. The work is comprised of 26 chapters including; "Interview with Lord Castlereagh...;" "Marriages of the Dukes of Cambridge...;" and "Death of the Marguis of Londonberry" just to name a few.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows light rubbingto the boards and chipping to the top of the spine cover. The interior pages show mild age toning.
Lot 6019

$70

Details: This lot consists of an album of antique billheads and handwritten correspondences. These items are printed on letterheads from companies in New York City and state as well as various states in New England. Companies featured include Young-Larrabee Factory, government offices in the state of Vermont,Ralph R. Butts, Buffalo Evening News, Underwood Typewriter Co, and Atlantic Ranges and Heaters as well as various furniture, grocery & food, heating and maintenance companies.

Condition / Notes: Items in this lot show well with mild to moderate signs of age/wear, with occasional age toning.
Lot 6020

$55

Title: Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley: with the Original Narratives of Marquete, Allouez, Membre, Hennepin, and Anastase Douay.
Author: John Gilmary Shea - John Gilmary Shea was a writer, editor, and historian of both American history in general and American Catholic history specifically. He was also a noted authority on native Americans in the United States.
Shea was born in New York City to James Shea, an Irish immigrant and school principal, and Mary Ann (Flannigan) Shea. His early studies were at the grammar school of Columbia College, where his father was principal. At an early, age he became a clerk in a Spanish merchant's office, where he learned to read and write Spanish fluently. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1846. From 1847 until 1852, he was a member of the Society of Jesus. This was when he added his middle name of Gilmary. He studied at St. John's College (now Fordham University), where he received the degree of LL.D. In 1854, he married Sophie Savage.
He turned his attention to literature, and was connected in an editorial capacity with Frank Leslie's publishing house and later edited the Catholic News. But for many years his attention was given to historical research in preparation of his "History of the Catholic Church in the United States," the fourth volume of which was in process of publication at the time of his death in Elizabeth, New Jersey. A major research interest was French colonization and Jesuit missions in America. He edited the Historical Magazine from 1859 until 1865. In 1889, he became an editor of the Catholic News which supported him until his death.
He was connected with many historical societies in America and Europe and was the first president of the Catholic Historical Society of the United States. He was the first person to be awarded the Laetare Medal by the University of Notre Dame in 1883. Georgetown University conferred on him the degree of LL.D. in recognition of his work as a Catholic historian. The John Gilmary Shea Papers, a collection of correspondence, manuscripts, and research materials, are preserved in the Georgetown University Library (Special Collections Division). (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Joseph McDonough
City: Albany
Year: 1903
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 267 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique Limited Edition features American history. From the Preface: "It has long been a desideratum to have in English the early narratives of the discovery and exploration of the Mississippi. Marquette's map and voyages have indeed appeared, but the narrative varies in no small degree from the authentic manuscript, and the map is not at all a copy of the still preserved, as it came from the hand of the great explorer..." Bound in plain paper boards with cloth back-strap and paper spine label. The back section includes a folding map.
Condition / Notes: This volume is in excellent condition with mild signs of wear and/or age. The boards show slight shelf wear and the binding is sound and firm. The pages are clean and crisp.
Lot 6021

$140

Book Details: This group of antique magazine compilations features the Illustrated London News from the years 1868-1869. These volumes cover issues from January 4, 1868 to June 12, 1868; July 4, 1868 to December 26, 1868; January 2, 1869 to June 26, 1869; July 3, 1869 to December 25, 1869. In-text and full page illustrations depict article content and feature the works of eminent artists of the time. These volumes are bound in half leather with red marbled paper covered boards.

The Illustrated London News appeared first on Saturday 14 May 1842, as the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine. Founded by Herbert Ingram, it appeared weekly until 1971, then less frequently thereafter, and ceased publication in 2003. The company continues today as Illustrated London News Ltd, a publishing, content and digital agency in London, which holds the publication and business archives of the magazine. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: Volumes in this group show mild to moderate signs of age/wear with exterior age toning and edgewear. The interior pages show mild age toning and some creases.
Lot 6022

$130

Book Details: This group of antique magazine compilations features the Illustrated London News from the years 1843-1856. These volumes cover issues from September 2, 1843 to December 28, 1844; July 1, 1844 to December 30, 1848; and January 5, 1856 to June 28, 1856. In-text and full page illustrations depict article content and feature the works of eminent artists of the time. These volumes are bound in marbled paper covered boards with leather spine covers, with the exception of the volume from 1848 which is bound in full cloth.

The Illustrated London News appeared first on Saturday 14 May 1842, as the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine. Founded by Herbert Ingram, it appeared weekly until 1971, then less frequently thereafter, and ceased publication in 2003. The company continues today as Illustrated London News Ltd, a publishing, content and digital agency in London, which holds the publication and business archives of the magazine. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: Volumes in this group show mild to moderate signs of age/wear with exterior age toning and edgewear, with loss of material to the boards of the volume from 1844. The interior pages show mild age toning and some creases or small tears to the margins. Some leaves may be loose or separated.
Lot 6023

$55

Book Details: This group of books features Tibet and Everest Expeditions, as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in this group include: "Marchen Aus Tibet;" "Three Miles High, Northward to Tibet" in dust jacket; "People in High Places;" "Faces of Everest" by Major Ahluwalia; "Everest Revealed: The Private Diaries and Sketches of Edward Norton, 1922-24" in dust jacket; "Man and Mountain: The Pioneers of Everest" with full page plates, in dust jacket; and "Everest, Mountain Without Mercy."

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear.
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