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Lot 4001

$110

Title: Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque
Author: Georg Ebers - Georg Moritz Ebers, German Egyptologist and novelist, discovered the Egyptian medical papyrus, of ca. 1550 BCE, named for him (see Ebers Papyrus) at Luxor (Thebes) in the winter of 1873–74. Now in the Library of the University of Leipzig, the Ebers Papyrus is among the most important ancient Egyptian medical papyri. It is one of two of the oldest preserved medical documents anywhere—the other being the Edwin Smith Papyrus (ca. 1600 BCE). (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Translor: Clara Bell - Clara Bell, nee Poynter, was an English translator fluent in French, German, Danish, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, and Spanish, noted for her translations of works by Henrik Ibsen, Balzac, Georg Ebers, Huysmans, Maupassant, and others. She was educated in France, where she became fluent in French and German; she did not acquire her knowledge of the other languages until after her fortieth birthday. She spent most of her life in London.



Bell was born in Westminster to architect Ambrose Poynter and Emma Forster; her brother was Sir Edward Poynter, a director of the National Gallery. She was a distant relation of Edward Burne-Jones and Rudyard Kipling. She was married to banker Robert Courtenay Bell (1816–1896) with whom she had six children, one of whom was Charles Francis Bell, who oversaw the Fine Art Department of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.



Under the direction of George Saintsbury, Bell, Ellen Marriage, and Rachel Scott were responsible for translating the vast majority of Balzac's Human Comedy into English, superseding earlier translations that had generally been regarded as stilted. The low pay that translators received at that time required Bell and her colleagues to complete work quickly, but her translations have nonetheless been noted for their close adherence to the source texts, and their high degree of readability.(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited / Cassell Publishing Company, New York
City: London / New York
Year: 1898
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 12.5" Height: 15.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio set is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth over beveled boards, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial designs offering Egyptian motifs. Books show light external wear, with minor loss at outside corners and top/bottom of spines. Bindings are firm. Volumes have gilt edges and silk endpapers. Antique bookplate of Julia S. Hutchins can be seen at top margin of front pastedowns. Antique gift inscription (dated 1898) appears on blank preliminary page of both volumes. Interiors are clean and bright. This work is lavishly illustrated with full-page and in-text illustrations. Books have transparent plastic covers.
Lot 4002

$1300

Title: Across the River and into the Trees
Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are classics of American literature.

Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school, he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year; his wartime experiences became the basis for his novel “A Farewell to Arms.” In 1922, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there, he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation". His first novel, ”The Sun Also Rises,” was published in 1926.

After divorcing Hadley Richardson in 1927, Hemingway married Pauline Pfeiffer; they divorced following Hemingway's return from covering the Spanish Civil War, after which he wrote “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Martha Gellhorn became his third wife in 1940; they separated when he met Mary Welsh in London during World War II. During the war, he was present during the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.

Shortly after the publication of “The Old Man and the Sea” in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1950
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 308 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Prior to publication by Scribner's the novel was serialized in Cosmopolitan magazine. The title is derived from the last words of Confederate General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson.



The first chapter opens on the last day in the life of antagonist, Colonel Richard Cantwell, who is duck hunting in Trieste. Much of the novel is a protracted flashback, with Cantwell thinking about a young Venetian woman, Renata, and about his life as a soldier during the war. In Italy, Hemingway had met a young woman, Adriana Ivancich, with whom he was infatuated and he used as the model for the female character in the novel. A central theme in the novel is death and how one faces death. One biographer and critic sees a parallel between Hemingway's "Across the River and Into the Trees" and Thomas Mann's "Death in Venice." Generally critics agree the novel is built upon successive layers of symbolism. As in his other writing, Hemingway employs the style known as the iceberg theory, in which much of the substance of the work lies below the surface of the plot itself.



Hemingway himself said of the novel, "Book start slow, then increase in pace till it becomes impossible to stand. I bring emotion up to where you can’t stand it, then we level off, so we won’t have to provide oxygen tents for the readers."



The novel was written in Italy, Cuba and France. Across the River and Into the Trees was the first of Hemingway's novels to receive consistently bad press and reviews. In the years since its publication, however, some critics have come to believe it is an important addition to the Hemingway canon.(Summary courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce, author-signed first edition. The inscription on title page reads "To Julia, / With Best Regards, / Edith / Ernest Hemingway." This book belonged to Elinor Parker, who spent her career working for Scribner's and ultimately reached the level of vice president with the firm. The book includes an original letter from 1998, signed by Parker and an invoice from the auction when the book was sold as part of the liquidation of her estate in 2012. The full text of Parker's letter is included below:

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As an employee of Charles Scribner’s Sons from 1938 until my retirement in 1980, I had the pleasure of working with various famous authors. While working directly with the authors as editor and later as the firm’s Vicer President, I was granted the special privilege of receiving signed books as gifts. Among the books were several by Ernest Hemingway, Allan Nevins (best known for his book “Ordeal of the Union”), Alan Paton and Kurt Vonnegut.

During the early part of 1950, I was working as a senior editor at Scribner’s and had the distinct pleasure of working directly with Ernest Hemingway on his new novel “Across the River and into the Trees.” The book was officially released for publication in the fall of 1950 and Ernest signed this copy for me in my office. At that time, I requested that he sign it with no inscription so that I could add an additional inscription later as it was my intention to give this book to a friend as a Christmas present. The additional inscription was added, however the intended recipient passed away just prior to the Christmas of 1950 and the book has remained in my collection ever since.

Due to the book being signed in my presence, the signature should be considered by anyone concerned as authentic. Ernest became a personal friend and was, without a doubt, one of the most important writers I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
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Volume is bound in black cloth with gilt-lettered lettering to spine and front cover with facsimile of author's signature in gold. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Price-clipped and lightly-soiled dust jacket exhibits shelfwear, with fraying and loss at top/bottom of spine panel top outside corners and small tears and chipping at edges.
Lot 4003

$50

Title: Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen
Author: Fridtjof Nansen - Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, and won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14? during his North Pole expedition of 1893–96. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

Nansen studied zoology at the Royal Frederick University, and later worked as a curator at the Bergen Museum where his research on the central nervous system of lower marine creatures earned him a doctorate and helped establish modern theories of neurology. After 1896 his main scientific interest switched to oceanography; in the course of his research he made many scientific cruises, mainly in the North Atlantic, and contributed to the development of modern oceanographic equipment. As one of his country's leading citizens, in 1905 Nansen spoke out for the ending of Norway's union with Sweden, and was instrumental in persuading Prince Charles of Denmark to accept the throne of the newly independent Norway. Between 1906 and 1908 he served as the Norwegian representative in London, where he helped negotiate the Integrity Treaty that guaranteed Norway's independent status.

In the final decade of his life Nansen devoted himself primarily to the League of Nations, following his appointment in 1921 as the League's High Commissioner for Refugees. In 1922 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on behalf of the displaced victims of the First World War and related conflicts. Among the initiatives he introduced was the "Nansen passport" for stateless persons, a certificate recognised by more than 50 countries. He worked on behalf of refugees until his sudden death in 1930, after which the League established the Nansen International Office for Refugees to ensure that his work continued. This office received the Nobel Peace Prize for 1938. Nansen was honoured by many nations, and his name is commemorated in numerous geographical features, particularly in the polar regions.

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Antique set is bound in dark gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Circular ornamental design in gold with compass, green and red lanterns, and laurel appears on front cover. Bindings are firm. Antique library bookplate appears on front flyleaves. Traces of removed card pocket appear on rear endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author in first volume, and tissue guarded frontispiece plate depicting raft in second. Work is illustrated with color & b&w plates. Two well-preserved folding color maps are laid into pocket are rear of first volume. Books are preserved in transparent plastic covers.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in dark gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Circular ornamental design in gold with compass, green and red lanterns, and laurel appears on front cover. Bindings are firm. Antique library bookplate appears on front flyleaves. Traces of removed card pocket appear on rear endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author in first volume, and tissue guarded frontispiece plate depicting raft in second. There are also color & b&w plates, as well as two well-preserved folding color maps, which are laid into pocket are rear of first volume. 2 small black cards with pasted pictures of the author are laid in. Books are preserved in transparent plastic covers.
Lot 4004

$150

Title: Atlas of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Gary E. Moulton
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
City: Lincoln, Nebraska
Year: 1999
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 14" Height: 20"
Book Details: The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, departing in May, 1804 from St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast.
Condition / Notes: This is the long-awaited second printing of the atlas to accompany "The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition," being volume I in a projected thirteen-volume set. The atlas contains 126 facsimiles of maps from the Lewis & Clark expedition.



Elephant folio is bound in original gilt decorated pictorial cloth. This is a new copy in shrink wrap.
Lot 4005

$90

Title: New York at Gettysburg: New York Monuments Commission for the Battle of Gettysburg and Chattanooga. Final Reports on the Battlefield of Gettysburg
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Daniel E. Sickles, William F. Fox - Colonel William F. Fox was the Superintendent of Forests at the Adirondack Park in New York State.

Fox was born in Ballston Spa, New York on January 11, 1840. He graduated from the Engineering Department of Union College in 1869. He fought in the American Civil War and wrote extensively about his war experiences. His "Chances of Being Hit in Battle" was published by Century Magazine in 1888, In 1898, he published "Regimental Loses." He then wrote "New York at Gettysburg" (three volumes), S"locum and His Men" and a biography of General Green.

Fox's family was in the lumber business. He visited Germany to study scientific forestry methods there. From 1875 to 1882, he was a private forester for the Blossburg Coal, Mining and Railroad Company in Bossburg, PA. He became a New York State employee in 1885, as assistant secretary to the Forest Commission. He was an Assistant Forest Warden from 1888 to 1891, and became the first Superintendent of Forests upon the creation of the Adirondack Park.

His reports as Superintendent of Forests were instrumental in the founding of the New York State College of Forestry at Cornell.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1900
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work, with signature of Major-General Daniel E. Sickles on slip tipped in at title page of first volume.



Antique set is bound in light blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Elaborate pictorial design in gold, red, white and blue depicting American flag and banners, with seal of the state in gold at center, appears on front cover of each volume. Books display moderate external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding of first volume is cracked at front hinge. Other bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and without markings. In first volume, a portion of page facing half title page has adhered to the latter, as has a portion of page 9 to illustration on page 11, with loss of text to page 10. Work is illustrated with photographic plates. All five folding maps are present and laid into pockets attached to front pastedowns.
Lot 4006

$60

Title: True Bear Stories
Author: Joaquin Miller - Cincinnatus Heine Miller, better known by his pen name Joaquin Miller, was a colorful American poet and frontiersman. He is nicknamed the "Poet of the Sierras" after the Sierra Nevada, about which he wrote in his "Songs of the Sierras" (1871).

Publisher: The Yolla Bolly Press
City: Covelo, California
Year: 1985
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/80 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this title by Joaquin Miller, which originally appeared in 1900. It is signed by William Everson, who wrote the foreword, and by Vincent Perez, who did the eight fine woodcuts. Laid in is a card folder with an ALS with very broad pen (or a brush). This is copy number 115 of 250 and number 4 in the series California Writers of the Land.



This elegant volume is bound in new leather binding with a blind embossed bear on front cover. This uncommon work is bound by Schuberth Book bindery in San Francisco, printed on Curtis rag paper with handmade endpapers. Pages with deckled fore edge are clean and bright. Book is preserved in cream paper-covered slipcase with a blind-stamped leather label on the spine.

Lot 4007

$90

Title: America in Maps: Dating from 1500 to 1856
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Egon Klemp
Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.
City: New York / London
Year: 1976
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 293 pages
Width: 14.25" Height: 20.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is copy number 567 of 1200.



Elephant folio is bound in green cloth with stamped white lettering to spine. Book shows mild shelfwear, with lightly bumped top spine edge. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. This work contains 76 facsimile maps, a number double page, and some in color. Volume is preserved in original illustrated slipcase, with lightly-bumped outside edges.
Lot 4008

$175

Title: The Crying of Lot 49
Author: Thomas Pynchon - Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. is an American novelist. A MacArthur Fellow, he is noted for his dense and complex novels. Both his fiction and non-fiction writings encompass a vast array of subject matter, styles and themes, including (but not limited to) the fields of history, science, and mathematics. For his most praised novel, "Gravity's Rainbow" (1973, Pynchon won the 1974 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction and he is regularly cited by Americans as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Hailing from Long Island, Pynchon served two years in the United States Navy and earned an English degree from Cornell University. After publishing several short stories in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he began composi"ng the novels for which he is best known: "V." (1963), "The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), "Gravity's Rainbow," and "Mason & Dixon" (1997). Pynchon is also known for being very private; very few photographs of him have ever been published, and rumors about his location and identity have circulated since the 1960s.

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1966
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 183 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: A novella by Thomas Pynchon, first published in 1966. The shortest of Pynchon's novels, it is about a woman, Oedipa Maas, possibly unearthing the centuries-old conflict between two mail distribution companies, Thurn und Taxis and the Trystero (or Tristero). The former actually existed and was the first firm to distribute postal mail; the latter is Pynchon's invention. This work is often classified as a notable example of postmodern fiction.



"The Crying of Lot 49" is the winner of the Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Time included the novel in its "TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in gray cloth with yellow cloth spine with stamped black lettering. Three bugles are blind stamped on front cover. Book shows light external wear, with minor darkening to top and bottom edge of covers. Binding is firm. "w.a.s.t.e." is repeated 4 times on front and rear endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Intact dust jacket, displaying price of $3.95 in lower right corner of front flap, exhibits light shelfwear. Date code 366 can be seen in upper right corner of front flap.
Lot 4009

$250

Title: Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota
Author: A. T. Andreas
Publisher: A. T. Andreas
City: Chicago
Year: 1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: v, [1], 7-270 (i.e. 272), 325-348, 365-394 pages
Width: 15" Height: 18.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt medallion to front cover. Volume is disbound, with primitive silver taping to spine and loss of material to bottom portion of rear cover. More minor loss is also visible along edges and at corners of front cover. Covers display rubbing and soiling. Final two leaves are detached, as is one offering portraits of Minnesota senators. Pages exhibit very occasional marginal smudging and/or foxing. Pages are largely clean and without markings. Work is lavishly illustrated, presenting full- and double-page color maps, with numerous lithographed views of Minnesota cities and towns and portraits of political leaders and prominent citizens. Double-page color maps of the United States and of Minnesota appear at front of volume, with full-page Western & Eastern Hemisphere maps following.Title page contains vignette depicting Lake Emily. This book contains information from the 1870 census, maps representing agricultural production, and texts at rear of volume on the geography, state history, county histories, biographical sketches, list of newspapers in Minnesota, and various statistical tables.
Lot 4010

$425

Book Details: This lot includes the rare Cuban book shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a scarce photo album commemorating the voyage of the ship that was used to transport the fighters of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba in 1956 for the purpose of overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista. The album was published in Cuba and shows pictures of all those that died in the operation, as well as the heroes of the Revolution in a most pictorial fashion. The book begins with 27 pictures of those who died, each one being named a "martir." This edition of the album was distributed among the surviving members. The backgrounds of the pictures show vignettes of the actual conflict that would lead to the eventual overthrow of Batista's government. Following the martyrs are 54 pictures of those who survived, again against similar backgrounds. Included in this last group are pictures of Fidel and Raul Castro, as well as of a very young Ernesto "Che" Guevara. The title page details the particulars of the expedition (points of departure/arrival, number of crew, size of the vessel, length of voyage) that set out from Texpan, Mexico on November 25, 1956. Also imprinted on the title page is the statement that proceeds from this album will go to the building of a vault for the martyrs of the "Granma" (which is today exhibited in the Granma Memorial adjacent to the Museo de la Revolucion in Havana). It is rumored that a copy of this was buried with each deceased revolutionary, leaving few copies still in existence.




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Condition / Notes: This small oblong volume, measuring approximately 6.25" x 4.25", is bound in stiff wrappers. Front cover has green lettering and pictorial design depicting ship. Book shows external wear, with heavy creasing to covers and loss of material to upper half of front spine edge and outside corners. Title page and first three pages display loss at top right corner. Pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 4011

$50

Title: The Ancient Art of Warfare
Author: Robert Laffont
Publisher: Robert Laffont
City: Paris
Year: 1966
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 10" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and pictorial designs to front boards. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and bright. Work contains many color & b&w illustrations. Volumes are preserved in worn slipcase.
Lot 4012

$110

Title: Hunting Tours: Descriptive of Various Fashionable Countries and Establishments, with Anecdotes of Masters of Hounds and Others Connected with Foxhunting
Author: Cornelius Tongue
Publisher: Saunders, Otley, and Co.
City: London
Year: 1864
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/439 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners. Spine has raised bands, gilt-lettered black leather label, and ornamental designs in gold. Book shows mild external wear. Volume has marbled edges and endpapers. Antique bookplate of Samuel Strong Spaulding appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded color frontispiece. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.
Lot 4013

$45

Title: Mickey Mouse Crusoe
Author: Walt Disney - Walter Elias "Walt" Disney was an American business magnate, animator, cartoonist, producer, director, screenwriter, entrepreneur, and voice actor. A major figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as an international icon, and philanthropist, well known for his influence and contributions to the field of entertainment during the 20th century. As a Hollywood business mogul, he, along with his brother Roy O. Disney, co-founded Walt Disney Productions, which later became one of the best-known motion picture production companies in the world. The corporation is now known as The Walt Disney Company and had an annual revenue of approximately US$36 billion in the 2010 financial year.

As an animator and entrepreneur, Disney was particularly noted as a film producer and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, for whom Disney himself provided the original voice. During his lifetime he received four honorary Academy Awards and won 22 Academy Awards from a total of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year, giving him more awards and nominations than any other individual in history. Disney also won seven Emmy Awards and gave his name to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks in the U.S., as well as the international resorts like Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland.

He died on December 15, 1966 from lung cancer in Burbank, California. A year later, construction of the Walt Disney World Resort began in Florida. His brother, Roy Disney, inaugurated the Magic Kingdom on October 1, 1971. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)




Publisher: Whitman Publishing Company
City: Racine, Wisconsin
Year: 1936
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 70 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in illustrated color wrappers showing title character on front and rear cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with loss of material to at foot of spin. Previous owner's name and two small markings appear in pencil on front cover. Binding is sound. Pages exhibit occasional light foxing. Pages 13 and 14 are detached. Pages 46 and 47 have heavy crayon markings. Crayon markings are also visible on rear endpaper. Work is illustrated with color frontispiece and b&w textual and full-page illustrations. The number 711 can be seen at bottom margin of front cover. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.
Lot 4014

$60

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage and nearly new books on Civil War history shown in the corresponding image(s). "Grey Ghosts and Rebel Raiders," by Virgil Carrington Jones, is signed. Also included is volume 1 of "The Confederate General," with entries covering D. Adams to H. Cobb.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. All but one of these hardcover books has a dust jacket with a mylar cover.
Lot 4015

$70

Title: Pictorial Atlas of the Greater United States and the World. Being the First Volume of Its Kind To Bring the Old and New Possessions of Our Country to a Close Association and a Prominent and Conspicious Position Worthy of Their Importance. Every Foot of Progress Made in the New and Old World Graphically Portrayed in Handsome Reproductions of the Latest Governmental Surveys and Softest Half-Tones. New Double-Page Maps of Each of Our New Possessions, Also New Double-Page Maps of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Never before Shown in Any Atlas. Included in the Volume Are Full and Accurate Maps, Political and Historical of Every State in the United States and Every Country in the World. Educational Charts, Diagrams and Complete Statistics. Historical, Military, Naval, Financial and Industrial
Author: George Franklin Cram
Publisher: The Philadelphia Inquirer Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1901
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 340 pages
Width: 12.25" Height: 15"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with stamped gilt and black lettering. Front cover has elaborate stamped ornamental designs. Book shows light external wear, (small) moisture markings appear on fore edges. Binding is firm. A small number of lower right corners display trimming errors. Pages with red-tinted edges are clean and bright. Work contains full- and double-page color maps, color & b&w diagrams, and numerous textual illustrations.
Lot 4016

$50

Details: This group antique and vintage art and decorative items consists of framed pictures and textiles. The following items are included:

A 34" x 15" piece of antique petit- and needlepoint that once covered a piano bench. The primary color is sage green.

A 19.5" square woven tapestry showing little girls in bonnets and long dresses playing ring-around-the-rosy.

An early 19th century print in a modern octagonal frame (7.5" x 9"); and a hand-colored photograph of a baby in an Art Deco-style frame (8.75" x 10.75").

A framed original engraving, portrait of a woman, signed in pencil "Zina Zohor, '93," and numbered 4/6 (15" x 17").

A framed Chinese painting of a horse, done in black ink on silk and signed by the artist (18.75" x 14.75").

A framed Chinese silkscreen print of a rooster, signed by the artist (19.25" x 14").

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Condition / Notes: These items are all in generally good condition. The needlepoint needs to be cleaned, and has one small threadbare spot. There are two 1" tears along the edge of the sewing wear the canvas is ripped. Some of the picture frames are nicked.
Lot 4017

$150

Details: This vintage ephemera lot consists of a large collection of dealers' brochures for many different makes of cars. Most of these date from the 1960s and 1970s, but also included is a booklet for the 1932 Buick 8, the 1940 Lincoln Zephyr, and a few from the 1950s. In addition to American manufacturers -- General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, American Motors, and even Stutz -- foreign brands are well-represented, including Maserati, Porsche,Volkswagen, Renault, Simca, Opel, Triumph, Austin, Jaguar, Singer, Alvis, Lotus, MG, Fiat, Jensen-Healy, and even the memorable Yugo.

A partial list of domestic models includes a wide range of car models under the following brands: Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, Dodge, Plymouth, Thunderbird, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, and the Studebaker Avanti.

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Condition / Notes: These brochures, flyers, and pamphlets are in good to excellent condition.
Lot 4018

$80

Title: Explorations of the Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia: The Sources, Supply, and Overflow of the Nile, the Country, People, Customs, Etc. Interspersed with Many Highly Exciting Adventures of the Author, among Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Hippopotami, Rhinoceros, Antelopes, and Other Great Game of the Country; Accompanied by Expert Native Sword Hunters
Author: Sir Samuel W. Baker - Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRS, FRGS was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's South Sudan and Northern Uganda) between Apr. 1869 - Aug. 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mostly remembered as the discoverer of Lake Albert, as an explorer of the Nile and interior of central Africa, and for his exploits as a big game hunter in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Baker wrote a considerable number of books and published articles. He was a friend of King Edward VII, who as Prince of Wales, visited Baker with Queen Alexandra in Egypt. Other friendships were with explorers Henry Morton Stanley, Roderick Murchison, John H. Speke and James A. Grant, with the ruler of Egypt Pasha Ismail The Magnificent, Major-General Charles George Gordon and Maharaja Duleep Singh.
Publisher: Published by O. D. Case & Co.
City: Hartford
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 608 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Stamp of previous owner appears at top of title page, across dedication page, first page of text, and elsewhere in book. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with frontispiece and plates as well as color maps, including fold-out map at rear. Volume is preserved in transparent plastic cover.
Lot 4019

$175

Book Details: This lot consists of a complete set of books on art history produced by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1987. These gorgeous, limited edition books, published in collaboration with the Franklin Library, are illustrated with numerous color and black and white photographs of items from the Met's extensive collections, and are bound in ornamental, full-leather bindings which explicate the theme of each volume. In addition to a full review of western art from ancient Egypt and Greece to the modern United States, the arts of Asia, the Islamic world, Africa, the Pacific islands, and the Americas are also surveyed. The pages of each book are gilt-edged on all sides, and the volumes have silk ribbon bookmarks which match the colors of their bindings.

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Condition / Notes: This exquisite collection is in like-new condition.
Lot 4020

$30

Title: Abraham Lincoln
Author: Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, Ingri Parin D'Aulaire
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1939
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 56 unnumbered pages
Width: 9" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: Winner of the 1940 Caldecott Medal. Text and illustrations present the life of the boy born on the Kentucky frontier who became the sixteenth president of the United States.



Ingri d'Aulaire (December 27, 1904 – October 24, 1980) and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire (September 30, 1898 – May 1, 1986) were U.S. immigrant writers and illustrators of children's books who worked primarily as a team.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in illustrated boards with blue cloth spine. Book shows mild external wear, with small tear at lower left corner of rear cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Work contains full-page color & b&w illustrations, as well as numerous in-text illustrations
Lot 4021

$50

Title: The Cinderella Frock: And Other Tales
Author: Adaliza Perry
Publisher: David Bugbee
City: Bangor
Year: 1851
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 92 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover and ornamental designs to spine. Pictorial design in gold depicting title character appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling and mild rubbing to covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at top/bottom of spine cover and at tips of corner. Binding is sound. A small number of pages exhibit light foxing. Interior is otherwise clean and bright.
Lot 4022

$90

Title: The Happy Prince and Other Tales
Author: Oscar Wilde - Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams and plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment which was followed by his early death.
Wilde's parents were successful Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art", and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress, and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day.
At the turn of the 1890s, he refined his ideas about the supremacy of art in a series of dialogues and essays, and incorporated themes of decadence, duplicity, and beauty into his only novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1890). The opportunity to construct aesthetic details precisely, and combine them with larger social themes, drew Wilde to write drama. He wrote "Salome" (1891) in French in Paris but it was refused a licence. Unperturbed, Wilde produced four society comedies in the early 1890s, which made him one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London.
At the height of his fame and success, while his masterpiece, "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1895), was still on stage in London, Wilde had the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, prosecuted for libel, a charge carrying a penalty of up to two years in prison. The trial unearthed evidence that caused Wilde to drop his charges and led to his own arrest and trial for gross indecency with other men. After two more trials he was convicted and imprisoned for two years' hard labour. In 1897, in prison, he wrote "De Profundis," which was published in 1905, a long letter which discusses his spiritual journey through his trials, forming a dark counterpoint to his earlier philosophy of pleasure. Upon his release he left immediately for France, never to return to Ireland or Britain. There he wrote his last work, "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" (1898), a long poem commemorating the harsh rhythms of prison life. He died destitute in Paris at the age of forty-six.
Publisher: Duckworth & Co.
City: London
Year: 1913
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 133 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work with illustrations by British book illustrator Charles Robinson.



Antique volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Spine displays elaborate ornamental designs in gold. Pictorial design depicting figure on column rising above town in background appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with tear to lower half of front spine edge and light soiling to rear cover. Binding is cracked between blank preliminary pages. Gift inscription and annotation appear in ink on rear endpaper. Pages are clean and bright. Work is lavishly illustrated with12 color plates with captioned tissue guards, textual illustrations and pictorial initials. All called-for plates are present, plate at page 42 is detached.
Lot 4023

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of recent, hardcover children's picture books in dust jackets shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors and illustrators include Maurice Sendak, Scott Joplin, Mark Helprin, Chris Van Allsburg, Nicola Bayley, Charles Perrault, Jerry Pinkney, the Brothers Grimm, Randall Jarrell, Paul Zelinsky, James Thurber, Stephen Kellogg, and many others.

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These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.

Condition / Notes: These books and their dust jackets are in excellent to like-new condition.
Lot 4024

$200

Title: A Manual of Signals for the Use of Signal Officers in the Field, and for Military and Naval Students, Military Schools, Etc.
Author: Albert J. Myer - Albert James Myer was a surgeon and United States Army officer. He is known as the father of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, as its first chief signal officer just prior to the American Civil War, the inventor of wig-wag signaling (or aerial telegraphy), and also as the father of the U.S. Weather Bureau.
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1879
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 559 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with red cloth and leather-tipped corners. Original spine cover has been reattached to cloth spine, with loss of bottom quarter and top edge of leather. Covers display light soiling and minor markings. Loss is visible at tips of outside corners. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. Annotation in pencil appears at top of title page, crossed out with pencil, with library stamp and pencil marking to lower half of title page. Work is illustrated with frontispiece, plates and textual illustrations. A number of plates have coloring.
Lot 4025

$140

Details: This vintage ephemera lot consists of a rich collection of automobilia: scarce owner's manuals from many different manufacturers and makes of cars, dating from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Almost all of them are General Motors cars, especially Cadillac, Buick, and Pontiac (including Firebird). Also included are manuals for the '57 Chevrolet, the Jaguar 420, and three Floyd Clymer reprints for the 1937 Cord Front Drive, Model 810-812; and 1904 and 1914 Cadillacs. The lot is completed by a sales brochure for the 1978 line of American Motors cars (AMC).

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Condition / Notes: These brochures are in generally good to excellent condition with a few signs of age and use.
Lot 4026

$120

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage and nearly new books on nautical history and exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). The slip-cased "Great Age of Sail" is lavishly illustrated, and has fold-outs.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. Note that the volume of tipped-in Currier & Ives ship prints has lost its spine. Most other books have dust jackets, some with mylar covers (or slip-case).
Lot 4027

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of recent hardcover books on mountaineering and alpine exploration shown in the corresponding image(s).

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in very good to excellent condition with dust jackets, some of which have mylar covers.
Lot 4028

$120

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage and antique books on the history of the American west shown in the corresponding image(s). Signed titles include "North Dakota, Land of the Sky and Other Poems," "Persimmon Hill: A Narrative of Old St. Louis and the Far West," "Adventures in Arizona," "Our Greatest Mountain: A Handbook for Mount Rainier National Park," and "Beauty Spots of North Dakota."

Additional volumes are "Animal Life of Yellowstone National Park," "Early Days in Dakota," and Wallace Stegners," "Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West," with impressive fold-out, panoramic illustration of the Grand Canyon.

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 4029

$15

Title: Columbus
Author: Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, Ingri Parin D'Aulaire
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1955
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 56 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in illustrated boards with green cloth spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with minor fraying at top/bottom of spine and minor loss at edges and outside corners. Binding is firm. Volume has illustrated endpapers. Interior is clean and without markings, with full- and double-page color illustrations, as well as numerous full- and double-page b&w illustrations and light blue vignettes.
Lot 4030

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage and nearly new books on the history of the American West shown in the corresponding image(s).

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Condition / Notes: These books are in very good or excellent condition, all but one with dust jackets and mylar covers.
Lot 4031

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of a three-volume set of large-format illustrated antique books, "Picturesque Europe," shown in the corresponding image(s).

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Condition / Notes: Volume One is in fair condition; Volumes Two and Three are in poor condition with detached boards, stripped spines, and possibly missing pages. This books are lavishly illustrated with fine engravings, and the interior pages and plates are in good condition.
Lot 4032

$150

Details: There are about 275 matchbooks in this collection, which dates from the late 1930s and early to mid-1940s. These matchbooks have all had their matches removed. Advertising matchbooks promoting different products are included, as are many patriotic, World War II-themed ones. Others are souvenir matchbooks from different restaurants, hotels, etc.

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Condition / Notes: Most of these matchbooks are in fair condition, with many in good condition.
Lot 4033

$225

Title: Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, his peers acclaimed him as one of the best writers of the day. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with "The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table" (1858). He was also an important medical reformer.



Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Holmes was educated at Phillips Academy and Harvard College. After graduating from Harvard in 1829, he briefly studied law before turning to the medical profession. He began writing poetry at an early age; one of his most famous works, "Old Ironsides", was published in 1830 and was influential in the eventual preservation of the USS Constitution. Following training at the prestigious medical schools of Paris, Holmes was granted his M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1836. He taught at Dartmouth Medical School before returning to teach at Harvard and, for a time, served as dean there. During his long professorship, he became an advocate for various medical reforms and notably posited the controversial idea that doctors were capable of carrying puerperal fever from patient to patient. Holmes retired from Harvard in 1882 and continued writing poetry, novels and essays until his death in 1894.



Surrounded by Boston's literary elite—which included friends such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell—Holmes made an indelible imprint on the literary world of the 19th century. Many of his works were published in The Atlantic Monthly, a magazine that he named. For his literary achievements and other accomplishments, he was awarded numerous honorary degrees from universities around the world. Holmes's writing often commemorated his native Boston area, and much of it was meant to be humorous or conversational. Some of his medical writings, notably his 1843 essay regarding the contagiousness of puerperal fever, were considered innovative for their time. He was often called upon to issue occasional poetry, or poems written specifically for an event, including many occasions at Harvard. Holmes also popularized several terms, including "Boston Brahmin" and "anesthesia". (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1861
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny" by American author and physician Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was kater dubbed the first of his "medicated novels", as it tells the story of a neurotic young woman whose mother was bitten by a rattlesnake while pregnant, essentially making her daughter half-woman, half-snake.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this novel. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads "Bayard Taylor / With the kind regards / O W Holmes."



Antique set is bound blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with minor loss at top/bottom of spines and outside corners. Faint spots can be seen on rear covers. Bindings are firm. Previous owner's armorial plate appears on front pastedown and name is written in pencil in upper right corner of blank preliminary page. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 4034

$80

Details: This vintage ephemera lot consists of 27 issues of "Collier's" magazine from the late 1930s and early 1940s. This large-format weekly features colorful covers with eye-catching graphics and is generously illustrated with black & white photos, and occasionally, some in color. Full-page advertisements are also in color. A June, 1941 issue is distinguished by the feature, "Impregnable Pearl Harbor." Authors include Damon Runyon, Martha Gellhorn, Sax Rohmer, Agatha Christie, Herbert Hoover, C.S. Forester, and others.


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Condition / Notes: These magazines are in generally good condition with typical signs of age and use.
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