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Lot 8001

$150

Title: Is Davis a Traitor; or Was Secession a Constitutional Right previous to the War of 1861?
Author: Albert Taylor Bledsoe - Albert Taylor Bledsoe (November 9, 1809 – December 8, 1877) was an Episcopal priest, attorney, professor of mathematics, and officer in the Confederate army and was best known as an architect of the Lost Cause and defender of the Old South and of slavery.
Publisher: Printed for the Author, by Innes & Company
City: Baltimore
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi / 263 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this Lost Cause tract of the antebellum American South. The antique volume is bound in pebbled cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is moderate rubbing and spotting to the exterior, heaviest at the corners and top/bottom of the spine. The binding is solid. The signature of a former owner is visible on the front flyleaf. The pages show moderate age toning.
Lot 8002

$300

Title: An Investigation of the Principles of Athenian Architecture, or the Results of a Recent Survey Conducted Chiefly with Reference to the Optical Refinements Exhibited in the Construction of the Ancient Buildings at Athens.
Author: Francis Penrose - Francis Cranmer Penrose FRS (29 October 1817 – 15 February 1903) was an English rower, architect, archaeologist and astronomer. He was Surveyor of St Paul's Cathedral, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects and Director of the British School at Athens.
Publisher: Published by the Society of Dilettanti / Printed by W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press / Longman and Co. / John Murray
City: London
Year: 1851
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x / 101 pages plus frontispiece, 12 vignettes & 41 plates
Width: 15.5" Height: 22.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this large folio work from the Dilettanti Society, containing a laid-in two-page autograph letter signed to the Greek ambassador, dated 27 August 1859, on the stationery of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Writing as the Secretary for Foreign Correspondence for the Institute, Penrose formally requests that the Annual Report be transmitted to a foreign member in Athens.

The antique folio volume is bound in plain paper-covered boards with a cloth backstrip bering a white paper title label. There is heavy scuffing and marking to the boards, with moderate chipping to the edges. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with deckled edges. The frontispiece portrait depicts Athens in the time of Augustus. The pages and plates show mild to moderate age toning and foxing. The work is lavishly illustrated with 12 vignettes and 41 engraved plates, including 6 in color and one fold-out.
Lot 8003

$475

Title: A Portfolio of Thomas Bewick Wood Engravings. One Hundred Prints Made from the Original Blocks Engraved by Thomas Bewick, with an Introduction by James M. Wells.
Author: Thomas Bewick - Thomas Bewick was an English engraver and natural history author. By adopting metal-engraving tools to cut hard boxwood across the grain, he revolutionized the printing of illustrations using wood, and restored its popularity. As an engraver he took on all kinds of work such as engraving cutlery and making the wood blocks for advertisements, as well as illustrating children's books. Gradually he turned to illustrating, writing and publishing his own books, gaining an adult audience for the fine illustrations in "A History of Quadrupeds."
Bewick's career began when he was apprenticed to engraver Ralph Beilby in Newcastle upon Tyne. He became a partner in the businesss and eventually took it over. Apprentices whom Bewick trained include John Anderson, Luke Clennell, and William Harvey, who in their turn became well known as painters and engravers.
Bewick is best known for his "A History of British Birds," which is admired today mainly for its wood engravings, especially the small, sharply observed, and often humorous vignettes known as tail-pieces. He notably illustrated editions of "Aesop's Fables" throughout his life. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Published by the Newberry Library for the Cherryburn Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1970
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: 18 pages plus 100 engravings
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This vintage plate collection consists of a bound introduction/index volume and two portfolios containing a total of 100 engravings from Bewick's original blocks. The volume is bound in two-tone cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on a black spine label. The portfolios have matching exteriors. All are well-preserved with light shelf wear. The pages and plates are clean and without markings. The bound volume and plate portfolios are housed in a well-preserved cloth-covered slipcase, with some rubbing to the exterior.
Lot 8004

$70

Title: Mitchell's School Atlas: Comprising the Maps and Tables Designed to Accompany Mitchell's School and Family Geography.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1852
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 82 maps plus 9 tables
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio volume is bound in printed paper covers with a cloth backstrip. There is heavy external wear, with rubbing and moisture marking to the surfaces and chipping/fraying to the corners, edges, and spine cover. The pages show mild to moderate age toning. The maps retain their vivid coloration.
Lot 8005

$45

Title: The Plums of New York
Author:
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/616 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: This is the third in the series of fruit publications by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. "The Plums of New York" offers a history of edible plums, a comprehensive survey of the leading and minor varieties grown in the state, and plum culture. The volume is justly celebrated for its detailed color illustrations. The work is illustrated with magnificent full-color plates.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. This book shows external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. A very small tear appears in the lower half of the rear spine edge, and a small scuff mark can be seen in the upper outside quadrant of the rear cover. This volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The title page exhibits darkened edges. A period inscription is visible at the top of the flyleaf. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of William Robert Prince and 97 well-preserved bright color plates. The frontispiece displays a small amount of light foxing.
Lot 8006

$110

Title: THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS: THEIR PROGRESS AND CONDITION UNDER MISSIONARY LABORS.
Author: Rufus Anderson - Rufus Anderson was born in North Yarmouth, Maine, on August 17, 1796. His father, also named Rufus Anderson, was Congregationalist pastor of the church in North Yarmouth. His mother was Hannah Parsons. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1818, and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1822, and was ordained as a minister in 1826. He married Eliza Hill (1804–1880) on January 8, 1827. He worked at the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) as an assistant while studying at Andover. In 1822 he applied to go to India but was asked to remain at headquarters and later appointed assistant secretary. In 1832 he was given total responsibility for overseas work. (courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Gould and Lincoln
City: Boston
Year: 1865
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxii/450
Width: 6" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scare volume important to the history of Christian missionary work in Hawaii. This antique volume is the third edition of this work and is bound in brown cloth. The volume shows moderate shelf wear with some chipping and fraying to top and bottom of spine. The front hinge is loose and the text block is solid. The pages appear clean and without markings. This work contains several illustrations and a well preserved fold-out map of the Hawaiian Islands.
Lot 8007

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the antique leather-bound Old Church Slavonic text shown in the corresponding image(s). References are made to theological matter and figures (such as John Chrysostom). A number of the pages have passages and/or ornamentation printed in red.


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Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped full leather, with raised bands and title stamped in blind on the spine. The front and rear cover are adorned with elaborate ornamental designs. The book shows external wear, with minor cracking to the spine cover and chipping at the edges of the covers. The binding is sound. The paper on the versos of the boards show rippling and minor loss. The age-toned pages also exhibit loss at the margins (without affecting legibility of the text), occasional light foxing and marginal moisture markings.
Lot 8008

$110

Title: 21st Dynasty Coffins from Thebes: Chronological and Typological Studies
Author: Andrzej Niwinski - Andrzej Niwi?ski (born in 1948 in Warsaw ) is a Polish archaeologist and a specialist in the iconography of religious and mythological period of the XXI - XXII dynasties. [Courtesy WIkipedia]
Publisher: Verlag Philipp von Zabern
City: Mainz am Rhein
Year: 1988
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: xxiv / 208 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 13.75"
Book Details: From the preface: In 1970 the Polish Archaeological Expedition was working on the reintegration of the temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. Expecting to find some fragments of the temple decoration useful for the works of reconstruction, they reopened the tomb Bab el-Gusus . . . Inside lay a number of small objects from various periods originating from H. Winlock's excavations at Deir el-Bahari . . . I have succeeded i\n reconstructing several complete or almost complete objects from these small objects.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work, the fifth volume of the series "Theben," edited by Jan Assmann. The volume is bound in gray cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. The corners are lightly bumped. The binding is solid. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with several tables and charts, a color plate, and twenty-four black-and-white plates.
Lot 8009

$80

Title: Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley - Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Considered too radical in his poetry and his political and social views to achieve fame during his lifetime, recognition of his significance grew steadily following his death. Percy Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of "Frankenstein."
Publisher: Otto Schluze & Co.
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1903
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 289 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, an un-numbered copy of 500 on Whatman hand-made paper.This handsome volume of Shelley's poetry is bound in red leather with raised bands as well as stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The covers show light sunning and moisture marking. The corners and edges show mild rubbing. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with a gilt top edge and deckled bottom and fore edges, as well as leaf-patterned pictorial endpapers. The title page is in red and black. The pages are clean and without markings. Ornamental lettering appears at the beginning of each poem.
Lot 8010

$70

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

This hand-colored map is entitled, "The Empire State" and was published in 1861 by Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning. The decorative border includes information on history, geology, and forestry in the state as well as the rights of married women and voting procedures divided by race. Of note is an inset map of Central Park in New York City and a vignette of Henry Hudson. Also present are statistics from the 1860 census.

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Condition / Notes: This linen-backed map, measuring approximately 34 1/2" x 27 3/4", displays some age/wear indications, including moderate cracking with loss (a closed tear measuring approximately 9") in the upper right corner, chipping, and toning throughout.
Lot 8011

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique books-on-books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "A Primer of Book Collecting" (two volumes), "The Amenities of Book Collecting," and "Books and Bidders."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning and rubbing. It should be noted that the dust jacket of "Books and Bidders" exhibits minor loss at the extremities. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 8012

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the Heritage Press English literature shown in the corresponding images.

Included are works by Robert Browning, Joseph Conrad, Sir Walter Scott, and John Donne, among others.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including minor shelf wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 8013

$40

Title: Encyclopedia of the History of St. Louis, a Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Howard L. Conard, William Hyde
Publisher: The Southern History Company
City: New York / Louisville / St. Louis
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in two-tone leather covers with stamped gilt lettering/ruling on the spines with raided bands. There is light to moderate external rubbing, heaviest to the spine covers and at the corners. The first and second volumes have detached boards. The third and fourth volumes are solidly bound.

The text blocks are adorned with gilt edges and patterned endpapers. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The work is illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded plates depicting important figures in the history of St. Louis, including a frontispiece portrait in each volume.
Lot 8014

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique English literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Far from the Madding Crowd," " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking Glass," and "King Lear."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including rubbing, edge wear, and light toning. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 8015

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- All Aboard, We Are Off! by Nura Woodson Ulreich - Dated 1944 by The Studio Publications, Inc. - Signed EditionThis is a scarce author-signed edition of this work, with her signature and inscription on the front flyleaf. This vintage volume is bound in gray cloth covers with stamped lettering on the spine. There is light to moderate rubbing and toning to the exterior, heaviest at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The work is profusely illustrated in both color and black-and-white by the author.
- The Buttermilk Tree - Nura Woodson Ulreich by Nura Woodson Ulreich - Dated 1934 by Nura (and eleven others) - Signed EditionThis is a scarce author-signed edition of this independently-published children's work. The vintage volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with blue stamped lettering on the front cover. There is moderate rubbing and moisture marking to the exterior, heaviest at the corners and edges. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with blue endpapers. A typed letter signed by the author to "Mary" is laid in. The pages are clean with age toning at the edges. The work is profusely illustrated by the author.
Lot 8016

$15

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

Among the titles in this lot are "The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books" (two volumes) and "Counting Books Are More Than Numbers." Also present is "Children's Pleasures."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light shelf wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 8017

$1250

Title: Diospolis Parva: The Cemeteries of Abadiyeh and Hu 1898-9
Author: Flinders Petrie - Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, FRS (3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942), commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology and preservation of artifacts. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt in conjunction with his wife, Hilda Petrie. Some consider his most famous discovery to be that of the Merneptah Stele, an opinion with which Petrie himself concurred. Petrie developed the system of dating layers based on pottery and ceramic findings. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: The Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund
City: London
Year: 1901
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 62 pages plus xlviii plates
Width: 10.5" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with a cloth backstrip. There is stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is moderate rubbing and toning at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. The armorial bookplate of Bruce Bryan appears on the front pastedown, with his signature on the front flyleaf. The pages are clean with moderate age toning. This work is profusely illustrated with maps and plates.
Lot 8018

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on bookbinding and printing history shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "A Practical Guide to American Nineteenth Century Color Plate Books," "Scandinavian Bookmaking in the Twentieth Century," and "Early American Music Engraving and Printing."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning and edge wear. Dust jackets may exhibit small closed tears at the extremities. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 8019

$1200
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Catalogue general des antiquites egyptiennes du Musee du Caire / 9401/9449. Textes et dessins magiques by Francois Joseph Chabas - Dated 1903 by Imprimerie de l'Institut francais d'archeologie orientale - First EditionThis volume, bound together with the catalogue by Chabas devoted to excavations in the Valley of the Kings, has clean and unmarked pages. This work contains a number of diagrams within the text.
- Catalogue general des antiquites egyptiennes du Musee du Caire / 24001/24990. Fouilles de la Vallee des Rois by Georges Daressy - Dated 1902 by Imprimerie de l'Institut francais d'archeologie orientale - First EditionThis antique volume is bound in quarter leather and brown cloth, with a gilt-lettered black leather spine label. The book shows moderate external wear, with minor cracking to the spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. The edges of the text block has speckled green edges. A previous owner's bookplate can be seen on the front flyleaf. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated, with many diagrams in addition to the plates at the rear. Plates may display faint toning at the edges. Daressy's pamphlet "Grand vase en pierre avec granduations" is tipped in between pages 240 and 241.
Lot 8020

$20

Title: Archaologische Bibliographie
Author: Richard Neudecker, Werner Hermann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co.
City: Berlin
Year: 1985, 1989-1991
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: No
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These four volumes of this German archaeology bibliographical annual are bound in uniform red cloth with stamped gilt lettering on the spines and a blindstamped griffin on the front covers. The volumes are well-preserved with some light sunning and shelfwear to the exteriors. The bindings are solid. The pages are clean and bright.
Lot 8021

$80

Title: Spiritualist Manual Issued by the National Spiritualist Association of the United States of America (A Religious Corporation)
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: National Spiritualist Assocation
City: Chicago
Year: 1921
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 164 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: From the introductory note:

This "Manual" is designed to be a Hand-book for Ministers, Speakers and Students, but its use is discretionary with them. It is hoped that Spiritualists generally will find it helpful in presenting the teachings of Spiritualism; and that in sections of our country where there are few Spiritualists, and no Mediums or Speakers, it will be an aid to willing workers in holding regular meetings and other services, exclusive of marriage.
Condition / Notes: This is the second edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in red cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the front cover. There is moderate rubbing to the exterior, heaviest at the edges and corners. There is fraying at the top/bottom of the spine and near the corners. The binding is split between pages 64 and 65.

The signature of a former owner appears on the front flyleaf. The frontispiece depicts the National Spiritualist Association Headquarters and late Treasurer Theodore J. Mayer. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and scattered spotting/foxing. A photographic plate depicts Old Fox Cottage in Hydesville, New York.
Lot 8022

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique genealogy and local American history books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Genealogy of the Whittelsey--Whittlesey Family" (a limited edition), "A Williamsburg Scrap Book," and "Paschal Beverly Randolph: A Nineteenth-Century Black American Spiritualist, Rosicrucian, and Sex Magician."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including toning and edge wear with minor loss, . We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 8023

$25

Title: Rubens
Author: Max Rooses - Max Rooses (10 February 1839 – 15 July 1914) was a Belgian writer, literary critic, and curator of the Plantin-Moretus Museum at Antwerp.

Rooses was born in Antwerp, and went to school there up to 1858, after which he attended the University of Liège to study Philosophy and Literature. From 1860 until 1864 he was study master at the Koninklijk Athenaeum (Royal Athenaeum) in Antwerp, and in the meantime he graduated with a degree in Literature from the University of Liège. In 1864, he became teacher of Dutch at the Royal Athenaeum of Namur, and in 1866 in Ghent. Finally on 8 July 1876 he was appointed Director of the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: Harold Child - Harold Hannyngton Child (1869–1945) was a British writer and theater critic.
Publisher: Duckworth & Co.
City: London
Year: 1904
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.75" Height: 13.5"
Book Details: Sir Peter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640) was a Flemish Baroque painter. A proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality, Rubens is well known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.

In addition to running a large studio in Antwerp that produced paintings popular with nobility and art collectors throughout Europe, Rubens was a classically educated humanist scholar and diplomat who was knighted by both Philip IV of Spain and Charles I of England. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in half-leather with brown cloth covers as well as stamped gilt lettering on the spines. the exteriors show moderate rubbing and toning, heaviest at the corners and edges. The bindings are sound. The text blocks are adorned with gilt top edges as well as deckled bottom and fore edges. The first volume contains a frontispiece portrait of Rubens. The pages are clean with mild age toning. These volumes are lavishly illustrated with textual illustrations and engraved plate reproductions of Rubens's work.
Lot 8024

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage & antique world history books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "A Sketch of the Life and Character of Mrs. Emelie Royce Bradley, Ten Years a Missionary in Siam," "Langemarck: The Sacrifice of Youth on All Fronts" (title translated from German), and "Gazetteer of the State of New York" (1860).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including toning, edge wear, rubbing, and detaching boards. The boards and spine cover of "Langemarck" exhibit soiling concentrated at the extremities. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 8025

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology bulletins shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of uniformly-bound bulletins from the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology includes "Excavations at La Venta Tabasco, 1955" by Philip Drucker, Robert F. Heizer and Robert J. Squier (1959, 3 copies) "Archeological Investigations in British Guiana" by Clifford Evans and Betty J. Meggers (1960, 4 copies), and "River Basin Survey Papers" edited by Frank H. H. Roberts (1960).

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Condition / Notes: These vintage volumes, each measuring approximately 6.25" by 9.5", are bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spines. There is mild wear to the exteriors. The pages are clean and without markings. The three titles and their duplicates contain numerous well-preserved fold-out plates and diagrams.
Lot 8026

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique US history books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Debates and Proceedings of the Maryland Reform Convention," "Colonial Virginia," and "My Twelve Years with John F. Kennedy," which is inscribed by the author. "The Bomb that Fell on America" may also be author-inscribed; the signature is not entirely legible.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light foxing, toning, and edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 8027

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on archaeology and archaeologists shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Studies in Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology," "Portraits in American Archaeology," and "Conquistidors Without Swords."

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning and edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 8028

$20

Title: Bluegrass: A History
Author: Neil V. Rosenberg - A native of the western United States, Rosenberg has a BA in History from Oberlin College and the MA and PhD in Folklore from Indiana University. He is Professor Emeritus of Folklore at Memorial University, where he taught from September 1968 until his retirement in September 2004.

Rosenberg specialized in the study of contemporary folk music traditions, investigating the ways in which popular music interacts with local and regional folk music traditions, and examining processes of cultural revival.

He conducted research in Canada and the United States, focusing upon the lives and music of professional, semi-professional and amateur old-time, bluegrass, country and folk musicians. A performing musician since childhood, Rosenberg utilized his skills and experiences in bluegrass, country, folk, jazz, classical and experimental music to gain a closer understanding of the processes he studied. [Courtesy Memorial University]
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
City: Urbana / Chicago
Year: 1985
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii / 447 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is signed by the author on the title page. The volume is bound in teal cloth covers, with stamped silver lettering on the spine. The exterior is in excellent condition. The binding is solid. The pages are clean and without markings. The volume is housed in a well-preserved original dust jacket.
Lot 8029

$120

Title: A RESIDENCE OF TWENTY-ONE YEARS IN THE SANDWICH ISLANDS; ON THE CIVIL, RELIGIOUS, AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THOSE ISLANDS
Author: Hiram Bingham - Hiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham I, was leader of the first group of American Protestant missionaries to introduce Christianity to the Hawaiian islands. Like most of the missionaries, he was from New England.
Publisher: H.D. Goodwin
City: Canandaigua, New York
Year: 1855
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/616
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This scarce title is an important history of the Hawaiian Islands. This antique volume (third edition) is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The volume shows moderate shelf wear, the binding and text block are sound. There is some loss to top and bottom edge of the spine. The pages appear clean and without marking and show light age toning. This work contains illustrations and a fold-out map of the Hawaiian Island exhibiting a three inch open tear.
Lot 8030

$40

Title: An Illustrated System of Human Anatomy, Special, General and Microscopic.
Author: Samuel George Morton - Samuel George Morton (January 26, 1799 – May 15, 1851) was an American physician and natural scientist. Morton, reared a Quaker but became Episcopalian in midlife, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1820. After earning an advanced degree from Edinburgh University in Scotland, he began practice in Philadelphia in 1824. He was one of the founders of the Pennsylvania Medical College in Philadelphia and served as its professor of anatomy from 1839 until his resignation 1843. He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1844.

Morton was a prolific writer of books on various subjects from 1823 to 1851. He wrote Geological Observations in 1828, and both Synopsis of the Organic Remains of the Cretaceous Group of the United States and Illustrations of Pulmonary Consumption in 1834. His first medical essay, on the user of cornine in intermittent fever, in 1825 was published in the Philadelphia Journal of the Medical and Physical Sciences. His bibliography includes "Hybridity in Animals and Plants" (1847), "Additional Observation on Hybridity" (1851), and "An Illustrated System of Human Anatomy" (1849). [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Grigg, Elliot and Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1849
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix / 642 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown leather with a black leather spine label showing stamped gilt lettering/ruling. The spine has raised bands. The edges and corners are heavily rubbed, with moderate rubbing to the surfaces of the covers. The binding is solid. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered smudging, spotting, and light foxing. This work includes numerous textual diagrams of muscles, bones, and other anatomical structures.
Lot 8031

$45

Title: A Trip to Sebastopol, Out and Home, by Way of Vienna, the Danube, Odessa, Constantinople, and Athens
Author: John Gadsby
Publisher: Gadsby
City: London
Year: 1858
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 182
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce title illustrating 19th century travel through parts of the Mediterranean as well as Russia. This antique volume is bound in maroon cloth and three quarter leather. The item shows high shelf wear along with rubbing and soiling to the covers. The boards are detaching. The text block and binding are sound. The pages are without markings and exhibit moderate age toning.
Lot 8032

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the United States finance history books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are a first edition "Reflections of a Financier," "Mystery Men of Wall Street," and "The Covode Investigation."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light foxing, toning concentrated at the extremities, and edge wear with minor loss. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 8033

$15

Title: Roman Art and Imperial Policy
Author: Niels Hannestad
City:
Year:
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 485 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in illustrated cloth covered boards with red and black lettering. There is mild to moderate rubbing to the exterior, heaviest at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with pictorial endpapers showing a map of the Roman Empire. The pages are clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated with 203 figures and illustrations, including several full-color images, and two plans.
Lot 8034

$90

Title: The Case of the United States, to be Laid before the Tribunal of Arbitration, to be Convened at Geneva under the Provisions of the Treaty between the United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain, Concluded at Washington, May 8, 1871.
Author: United States Congress
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington
Year: 1872
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 204 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: The S. E. Coast of the United States and its relation to the British West India colonies. The Tribunal of Arbitration found for the United States, and awarded them. It was brought about due to Great Britain siding with and aiding the Confederate cause during the American Civil War. The long list of grievances include:

-British ports as the base of insurgent operations
-British "government vessels officially aided in evading the blockade, and in furnishing [the confederates] with arms, munitions, and means."
-Contraband of war fraudulently cleared at Nassau for British ports.
-The Florida
-The Alabama
-Contracts for constructing six iron-clads
-Laird's iron-clad rams
-The Tuscaloosa at the Cape of Good Hope
-Blockade-running
-Cotton shipments
-Blockade-running in partnership with thei nsurgent government
-The rappahannock
-The Shenandoah
-British territory the base of naval operations of the insurgents
-List of insurgent cruisers

Along with comparisons with other neutral countries, and arguments for reparations to be made to the United States by Great Britian.

"The Alabama Claims were a series of demands for damages sought by the government of the United States from the United Kingdom in 1869, for the attacks upon Union merchant ships by Confederate Navy commerce raiders built in British shipyards during the American Civil War. The claims focused chiefly on the most famous of these raiders, the CSS Alabama, which took more than sixty prizes before she was sunk off the French coast in 1864.

After international arbitration endorsed the American position in 1872, Britain settled the matter by paying the United States $15.5 million, ending the dispute and leading to a treaty that restored friendly relations between Britain and the United States. That international arbitration established a precedent, and the case aroused interest in codifying public international law." [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is b ound in brown cloth covers with faded stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is moderate rubbing and spotting to the exterior, with heavier rubbing to the corners. The binding is solid. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and scattered light spotting/smudging, mostly in the margins. This work includes a color fold-out map.
Lot 8035

$55

Details: This lot includes the antique European maps shown in the corresponding image(s).

These maps are from "The Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England: From the Revolution to the Present Times" by Nicholas Tindal (a translation of Rapin-Thoyras's "Histoire d'Angleterre"), an atlas presenting a history of the military engagements and campaigns of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), as well as a series of maps of Europe and the world at the first half of the 18th century.

Included in this lot are the following: "Plan of Turin as Besieged in 1706," "Plan of Toulon, with a View of its Road, and the Situation of its Towns, &c.," "Plan of the City and Castle of Alicant, besieged by the Chevalier D'Asfeldt Nov. 30th.1708 and surrendered by capitulation Apr. 19th.1709," "Plan of the City of Doway," "Battle of Donawert fought on the 2d. of June 1704 between a Detachment of ye Allies, and a Body of French and Bavarian Troops," "Plan of the Town and Harbour of Mahon," and "Plan of the Town and Fortifications of Gibraltar, exactly taken on the Spot in the Year 1738." Many of these engravings can be attributed to I. Basire.

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Condition / Notes: These maps, ranging in size from approximately 20.75" x 16" to 25 1/4" x 16 1/4", are on laid paper, and display light toning, chipping, and folds. Some exhibit light foxing.
Lot 8036

$90

Title: 1873 Constitution, By-Laws, Sailing Regulations, Etc., of the Boston Yacht Club.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: W. F. Brown & Co., Printers
City: Boston
Year: 1873
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 59 (3) pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This volume lists the schooners and their owners, the members of the club and when they were elected, provides the club's rules and dress requirements, etc.

The Boston Yacht Club was founded in 1866 by three Dartmouth alumni who sought a venue for yacht racing that would provide "that spirit of comradeship, of courtesy and chivalry, of sympathetic joy in a common sport". 90 original members began the club, including the then 18 year old Nat Herreshoff. One year later, Herreshoff drafted the first sailing measurement rule that later became the basis for future handicap rating systems. In 1874 the first clubhouse was opened at City Point in South Boston, membership then numbering 250 with over 80 yachts. Through a series of club mergers, the Boston Yacht Club grew and, by 1910, the club operated from six different stations: Rowe's Wharf in Boston, Hull, City Point in South Boston, Marblehead, Dorchester, and Five Islands in Sheepscot Bay, Maine. Today the club operates from a single station in Marblehead, with 500 members and 400 yachts flying the BYC burgee. [Courtesy the Boston Yacht Club]
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in the original stiff green paper wrappers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation to the front cover. There is light external shelf wear. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with gilt edges. The pages are clean with mild age toning, and are ruled in red. The work is illustrated with a double-page plate of flags in color as well as further black-and-white illustrations.
Lot 8037

$30

Title: Cram's Ideal Reference Atlas of the World. Political --- Historical --- Astronomical. Covering Every Known Portion of the Globe, with Special Maps Illustrating the Discovery, Growth, Products, History and Gradual Formation of the Greater United States, with Complete Indexes Embracing Over 100,000 Names and Populations According to Latest Official Census.
Author: George F. Cram - George F. Cram served in the U.S. Army during the American Civil War. After the war ended, Cram joined his uncle's map business in 1867. Two years later, he formed the George F. Cram Co. which became a leading map firm and first American firm to publish a world atlas. It employed a relief process.
Publisher: Geo. F. Cram
City: Chicago / New York
Year: 1902
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 272 pages
Width: 12" Height: 15.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique atlas folio is bound in red cloth covers with printed lettering and illustration on the front cover. There is moderate to heavy rubbing to the covers and spine, as well as fraying at the corners and top/bottom of the spine. The hinges are cracked. The solid text block is adorned with red edges. The pages show mild age toning, with some heavier toning to the margins. This work is lavishly illustrated with numerous full-color maps, many of which are full-page.
Lot 8038

$80

Title: Author-Title Index to Joseph Sabin's Dictionary of Books Relating to America
Author: John Edgar Molnar
Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
City: Metuchen, New Jersey
Year: 1974
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: From the introduction:

"That the 'Dictionary of Books Relating to America' contains a treasure of bibliographic information cannot be denied. Unfortunately, the scholar searching for this wealth of materials finds it as elusive as the Seven Cities of Cibola . . . Apart from arranging in alphabetical order the authors and titles found in the 'Dictionary,' . . . a large proportion of the pseudonymous authors have been identified, and many authors of anonymous works have been brought to light."

From Wikipedia:

Joseph Sabin (1821-1881) was a Braunston, England-born bibliographer and bookseller in Oxford, Philadelphia, and New York City. He compiled the "stupendous" multivolume Dictionary of Books Relating to America, considered a "bibliophilic monument;" and published the American Bibliopolist, a trade magazine.
Condition / Notes: This vintage set is bound in blue cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering on the front covers and spines. There are two small scuff marks on the front cover of the third volume. The bindings are solid. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 8039

$100

Title: Slavery in the United States
Author: James Kirke Paulding - James Kirke Paulding (August 22, 1778 – April 6, 1860) was an American writer and, for a time, the United States Secretary of the Navy. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Published by Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1836
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 312 pages plus 10 page publisher's catalogue
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: From the introduction:

"The subject of slavery, at all times one of extreme delicacy in the United States, has lately assumed a vast and alarming importance . . . The obligations of truth have been sacrificed to unmitigated reproach, and the laws and constitution of the country attempted to be trampled under foot, in hot pursuit of the rights of humanity. . . . Let us not forget that in our furious zeal to give freedom to the blacks, we are laying the axe to the root of the fairest plant of freedom that adorns the New or the Old World."
Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this moderate defense of slavery by Martin Van Buren's Secretary of the Navy. This antique volume is bound in tan cloth c overs with the remnants of a title label on the spine. There is moderate to heavy external wear, with rubbing to the edges and moisture spotting to the surfaces. The front flyleaf has been removed. Pages 5 through 10 are loose. The pages show moderate to heavy foxing.
Lot 8040

$35

Title: The Land of the Midnight Sun: Summer and Winter Journeys through Sweden, Noray, Lapland and Northern Finland
Author: Paul B. du Chaillu - Paul Belloni du Chaillu was a French-American traveler, zoologist, and anthropologist. He became famous in the 1860s as the first modern European outsider to confirm the existence of gorillas, and later the Pygmy people of central Africa. He later researched the prehistory of Scandinavia.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1882
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is b ound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt and red lettering/ornamentation on the spine and front cover. There is mild to moderate external rubbing, heaviest at the edges and corners. There is some fading to the gilt. The bindings are solid.

The text blocks are adorned with tan endpapers. A former owner's signature appears on the front flyleaves. The first volume's double-page frontispiece depicts Stockholm. A tissue-guarded frontispiece of a reindeer appears in the second volume. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light smudging/spotting, mostly in the margins. The work is profusely illustrated with plates and textual illustrations. A well-preserved fold out map is included in a pocket on the rear pastedown of the first volume.
Lot 8041

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique decorative literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry," "Aunt Jane of Kentucky," and "The Closing Scene."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light foxing, toning, and edge wear with minor loss at the extremities. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 8042

$120

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Goodwin's Course in Sewing," which contains folding patterns in a pocket attached to the rear board; "Le Jardinier Fleuriste," featuring a number of foldout illustrations and diagrams; and "Chamber's Miscellany."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light foxing, toning, edge wear, and detached/detaching boards, pages, and spine covers. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 8043

$20

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Editorial Wild Oats," "Peder Victorious," and "Caravan."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light foxing, toning, and edge wear. It should be noted that the dust jacket of "Peder Victorious" exhibits significant loss. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 8044

$60

Title: Prose di Pietro Giordani
Author: Pietro Giordani - Pietro Giordani was an Italian writer, classical literary scholar, and a close friend of, and influence on, Giacomo Leopardi.
Publisher: Tipi Andreola
City: Rovigo, Italy
Year: 1827/1829
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work.

These handsome volumes are bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered red leather spine labels, each above a black leather label with volume number stamped in gold. Gilt ornamental designs also adorn the spine. The books show moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to the covers. Minor loss is visible at the outside corners of the boards. The bindings are firm. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. Each title page has the same vignette.
Lot 8045

$120

Title: The Expeditions of John Charles Fremont
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Donald Jackson, Mary Lee Spence - Mary Lee Spence is a Professor Emerita of History at the University of Illinois.
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
City: Urbana / Chicago / London
Year: 1970-1973
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: John Charles Frémont or Fremont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American military officer, explorer, and politician who became the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. During the 1840s, when he led four expeditions into the American West, that era's penny press and admiring historians accorded Frémont the sobriquet The Pathfinder. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This complete set of Donald Jackson and Mary Lee Spence's works on John Charles Fremont is signed by Jackson on the front flyleaf of the first volume.

The vintage volumes are bound in salmon cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering/ruling on red cloth squares on the front covers and spines. The exteriors are in excellent condition. The bindings are solid. The pages are clean and bright. The volumes are profusely illustrated with illustrated plates, including fold-out maps.

The accompanying map portfolio is preserved in its slipcase inside its original plastic wrap. The volumes are housed in well-preserved original dust jackets featuring portraits of Fremont.
Lot 8046

$25

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

Among the titles in this lot are "The Life and Writings of Sir Walter Scott," "The Poetical Works of Joseph Addison," and "Table Tale and Other Poems."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light foxing, toning, edge wear, and detaching boards and spine covers. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 8047

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the art history books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Les Origines de la Gravure en France"; "Art Nouveau and Art Decor Silver," which is shrink-wrapped; and "Arabian Nights" and "Bruegel," both housed in cardboard slipcases. It should be noted that these are large-format volumes.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning and edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 8048

$45

Title: The "Horace's Villa" Project 1997 - 2003
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Bernard Frischer, Jane Crawford, Monica De Simone
Publisher: Archaeopress
City: Oxford
Year: 2006
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. This set is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spines and front covers. The corners are bumped. The pages are clean, bright, and without markings. This work is illustrated with numerous figures, charts, and maps.

These two volumes are housed in their well-preserved, original, glossy, illustrated dust jackets.
Lot 8049

$120

Title: Attic Red-Figured Vases in American Museums
Author: J. D. Beazley - Sir John Davidson Beazley was an English classical scholar.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Beazley attended Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a close friend of the poet James Elroy Flecker. After graduating in 1907, Beazley was a student and tutor in Classics at Christ Church, and in 1925 he became Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology in Art. He specialized in Greek decorated pottery (particularly black-figure and red-figure), and became a world authority on the subject. He adapted the art-historical method initiated by Giovanni Morelli to attribute the specific "hands" (style) of specific workshops and artists, even where no signed piece offered a name, e.g. the Berlin Painter, whose production he first distinguished. He looked at the sweep of classical pottery—major and minor pieces—to construct a history of workshops and artists in ancient Athens. The first English edition of his book, "Attic Red-figure Vase-painters," appeared in 1942 (in German as "Attische Vasenmaler des rotfigurigen Stils," 1925). He was knighted in 1949. In 1954, he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Beazley retired in 1956, but continued to work until his death. His personal archive was at the Ashmolean Museum, but in 2007 was renamed the "Classical Art Research Centre" and moved to the Oxford Faculty of Classics, with an extensive new website still called "The Beazley Archive." He died in Oxford, England.
Publisher: Harvard University Press / Humphrey Milford
City: Cambridge / London
Year: 1918
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x / 236 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: From the preface:

I deal primarily with red-figured vases in United States museums: I have tried to find out who painted each. I have not been able to assign every vase to its author, although I do not consider that an impossible task, but I have managed to put in place most of the more, many of the less, important pieces.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with a cloth backstrip showing stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation. The corners are worn. There is light rubbing to the covers and spine. The binding is solid. The inscription of a former owner appears at the top of the title page. The pages are clean with mild age toning. This work is profusely illustrated with 118 figures depicting Attic-figured vases.
Lot 8050

$55

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

Among the titles in this lot are a first edition "The Knocker," "Colonel Carter of Cartersville," "The Viking Bodleys," "The Adventure of the Lady Ursula," and "Before the Iron Curtain," which is inscribed by the author.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including toning, light foxing, and edge wear with minor loss at the extremities. It should be noted that "Homes of the Passing Show" is lacking a spine cover. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
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