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Lot 9001

$100
Title: English Traits
Author: R. W. Emerson
Publisher: Phillips, Sampson, and Company (Boston)
Printing Year: 1856 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in dark brown blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a first edition of Emersonís work detailing his 1832 tour of Europe. This volume contains the original half-title page, with a (1) below the title. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing concentrated at the extremities, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 7.5" and contains 312 pages.
 
Lot 9002

$1,250
Title: Constitutional Law: Comprising The Declaration of Independence; The Articles of Confederation; The Constitution of the United States; And the Constitutions of the Several States Composing the Union
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Gales and Seaton
Printing Year: 1819 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with crimson spine label and gilded lettering, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of the first compilation of state constitutions published as a single volume after the federal Constitution was ratified. Included in this work are the state constitutions for the original thirteen colonies, plus Vermont, Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, and Illinois. An addendum slip is pasted to the final page of the addendum, as issued. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and light loss to the leather. The volume is well bound, with age-toned and foxed pages. The first few pages are dog-eared at the top corner. A faded ink signature is present on the title page from a previous owner. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7.25" and contains 360 pages.
 
Lot 9003

$80
Title: A View of the Cultivation of Fruit Trees and the Management of Orchards and Cider
Author: William Coxe
Publisher: M. Carey and Son
Printing Year: 1817

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather, this antique volume is a scarce study of "native and foreign apples, pears, peaches, plums, and cherries, cultivated in the middle states of America." The work is illustrated with two hundred engravings of different varieties of fruits "of the natural size." Each page of engravings is printed on one side only. The volume shows external age/wear, with detached boards held in place with clear tape along the spine, and contains age-toned pages. There is some loss and rubbing to the leather. A previous ownerís bookplate is on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 253 pages (plus index).
 
Lot 9004

$15
Title: Dame Wiggins of Lee, and Her Seven Wonderful Cats
Editor: John Ruskin
Publisher: George Allen (Kent)
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a later reproduction of the original 1823 printing of this children's work, featuring illustrations by Kate Greenaway. This work is illustrated with twenty-two woodcuts from the original engravings by Greenaway, and features a copy of the original title page. Each page is printed on one side only. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing along the extremities, concentrated primarily along the spine. The binding shows some play, with the boards cracked along the internal gutters and the strings apparent between the pages. The pages are clean with light age-toning. There is a bookplate and handwriting from previous owners on the front endpapers and title page. The endpapers are darkened. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" and contains 20 pages.
 
Lot 9005

$45
Title: The Best American Short Stories
Editors: Stephen King with Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 2007

Condition/Details: Bound in blue and gold wrappers, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of this collection of titles selected and introduced by best-selling author Stephen King. The Best American Series is an annually-published collection of books, published by Houghton Mifflin, each of which features a different genre or theme. Each book includes works published in North America during the previous year, selected by a guest editor who is an established writer within the given field. In this particular collection the stories "examine the turning points in the life when we, as children or parents, lovers or friends or colleagues, must break certain rules in order to remain true to ourselves." King's signature appears on the half-title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 428 pages.
 
Lot 9006

$70
Title: The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, Illustrated from Drawings by W. H. Bartlett
Author: J. Stirling Coyne, Esq.
Publisher: George Virtue
Printing Year: c1841
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Handsomely bound in crimson cloth with half-leather, black spine label, raised spine bands and bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a work on the sceneries of Ireland, from the coastal regions, to pastoral scenes of the rolling hills and city landscapes. The work is profusely illustrated with full-page plates throughout the text. The last three plates of volume two are lacking, from page 183-185. The volumes have been professionally rebound in a decorative binding. The cloth and leather boards and spines show external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities. The bindings show some play, with age-toned and foxed pages, featuring marbled edges. The books measure approximately 8 3/4" x 11".
 
Lot 9007

$35
Title: The Playboy of the Western World
Author: J. M. Synge
Publisher: Imprint Society
Printing Year: 1970 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in bright yellow cloth with a gorgeous gilt embossed design on the front board and gilt lettering on the spine, this vintage volume is a limited edition printing of Irish writer J M Synge's most highly acclaimed play, The Playboy of the Western World. This volume is hand-numbered 834 of 1,950 copies signed by the artist, Louis le Brocquy, and the editor, Stanley Sultan. This volume features several full-page brush drawings by Brocquy. The volume shows light external age/wear, with sunning and rubbing along the extremities and the spine. The volume is in the original yellow paper-covered slipcase, with yellow cloth on the top and bottom edges. The slipcase shows some wear, with rubbing and light occasional moisture indications. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 11" and contains 132 pages.
 
Lot 9008

$325
Title: La Materia Della Divina Commedia Di Dante Allighieri : Dichiarata In VI Tavole Da Michelangelo Caetani
Author: Michelangelo Caetani
Publisher: M. Caetani & P.E. Castagnola
Printing Year: 1855

Condition/Details: Bound in paper wrappers with faux-leather spine backing, this antique folio is an illustrated work on Dante's Divine Comedy. This volume features hand-illumined illustrations, title page and front wrapper. The work includes six illustrations and tables, portraying "Figura Universale Della Divina Commedia," "Ordinamento Delle Materie Del Trattato Morale Contenuto Nell Inferno Sotto Le Forme Del Poema," "Pianta Dellí Inferno," "Veduta Interna Dell' Inferno," "Ordinamento Del Purgatorio," "Ordinamento Del Paradiso." The illustrations are printed on one side only. The volume shows some age/wear indications, with chipping and light loss to the wrappers, as well as some moisture indications and spotting. The binding has been restored, with an antique spine backing and paper tape backing to the pages. The pages show well, with light age-toning, and vivid colors to the illustrations. The book measures approximately 11.25" x 16.75".
 
Lot 9009

$55
Title: Chagall at the "Met"
Author: Emily Genauer
Publisher: Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.
Printing Year: 1971

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with gilded lettering, this vintage volume provides detail on Chagallís two murals created to decorate the foyer of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, based on Mozartís "The Magic Flute." This work is in the pictorial dust jacket, with a protective mylar cover. The work features many color illustrations, including several full-page and double-page works. This volume shows very well, with minor age/wear, including some light shelf wear. The work is solidly bound, with bright, clean pages. The jacket shows well, with light shelf wear, and some rubbing to the paper. The book measures approximately 10.5" x 14" and contains 149 pages.
 
Lot 9010

$55
Title: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Author: Robert Browning
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
Printing Year: c1888

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial paper with brown cloth spine backing, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of Browning's classic tale of the Pied Piper, illustrated by acclaimed artist Kate Greenaway. The work was engraved and printed by Edmund Evans, Ltd. The volume contains thirty six color illustrations by Greenaway, in the classic style of the children's author and illustrator. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the paper and cloth spine, with paper lacking along each corner of the front and rear boards. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block shows some play, with lightly-aged pages, showing occasional finger-soiling. The front free endpaper is torn along the spine approximately 2" up from the bottom edge and the rear free endpaper is lacking. The page edges and rear page show a blue tone from the endpapers. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 64 pages.
 
Lot 9011

$20
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 11.25" by 9.25", Photograph measures 7" by 4.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in an updated frame, and features an interior scene of a woman seated in an elegantly decorated room.

Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is best known for his framed pictures. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style.

Nutting started taking pictures in 1899 while on long bicycle rides in the countryside. In 1904 he opened the Wallace Nutting Art Prints Studio on East 23rd Street in New York and after a year there, moved his business to a farm in Southbury, Connecticut. He called this place "Nuttinghame" and then in 1912, he moved the photography studio to Framingham, Massachusetts, in a home he called "Nuttingholme." Nutting authored several books about the scenic beauties of New England, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. In the peak of his business he employed about two-hundred colorists and by his own account, sold ten million pictures. Nutting's colorists painted the photographs which he took and would sometimes sign Wallace Nutting's name on the photos, which is why the signatures vary. (biographic detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows beautifully, with strong, unfaded colors. There are light age/wear indications to the frame and some age toning to the backing stock behind the photograph.
 
Lot 9012

$25
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 4" by 3.5", Photograph measures approximately 2.75" by 1.75"

Details/Condition: This miniature original piece features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in the original frame, and features a pastoral scene of a road lined with birch trees and red shrubbery.

Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is best known for his framed pictures. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style.  (biographic detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows beautifully, with strong, unfaded colors. There are light age/wear indications to the frame and some age toning to the backing stock behind the photograph.
 
Lot 9013

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Giles Goat-Boy or, The Revised New Syllabus by John Barth - Dated 1966 by Doubleday & Company - limited edition number 224 of 250, author-signed, in slipcase
- The Flounder by Gunter Grass - Dated 1977 by Hermann Luchterhand Verlag - author-signed on the half title page, dust jacket shows some moisture indications
- Russell Lee: Photographer by F. Jack Hurley - Dated 1978 by Morgan & Morgan - half title page is signed by Russell Lee

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9014

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

- Criminal Law: Its Nature and Sources by Matthew A. Pauley - Dated 1999 by Griffon House Publications
- The New Science of Giambattista Vico translated by Thomas Goddard Bergin & Max Harold Fisch - Dated 1948 by Cornell University Press - gift inscription on front free endpaper
- The Aim and Structure of Physical Theory by Pierre Duheim - Dated 1954 by Princeton University Press - marginalia throughout
- Impact: Essays of Ignorance and the Decline of American Civilization by Ezra Pound - Dated 1960 by Henry Pegnery Company
- Fortune and Fate by Vincenzo Cioffari - Dated 1935 by Goodrich Composition Co. - author inscribed on front free endpaper, wrapper shows some chipping and tears
- Symbolik by Johann Adam Mohler - Dated 1958 by Koln Und Olten - in original dust jacket
- The Crown of Wild Olive by John Ruskin - published by Hurst & Company
- The Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin - Dated 1884 by John Wiley & Sons - spine shows some chipping at edges
- Precious Thoughts: Moral and Religious by John Ruskin - Dated 1878 by John Wiley & Sons - spine shows some chipping at edges

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy."

Together and separately, Henry and Anne Paolucci have contributed dozens of books and publications on a wide variety of subjects over the past fifty years, including but not limited to: Political Science, Literature and Philosophy, Fiction, Plays, Poetry, translations. (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9015

$30
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 12.75" by 10.5", Photograph measures 6.75" by 4.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "Orchard Shadows", features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in an updated frame, and features a pastoral scene of an orchard, trees blossoming with pink buds.

Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is best known for his framed pictures. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style. (biographic detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows beautifully, with strong, unfaded colors. There are light age/wear indications to the frame and some age toning to the backing stock behind the photograph.
 
Lot 9016

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Rip Van Winkle designed and etched by Felix O. C. Darley - Dated 1848 by The American Art-Union
- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow designed and etched by Felix O. C. Darley - Dated 1849 by The American Art-Union

Both of these oblong volumes are in the original paper wrappers. These works show some advanced wear with moisture indications, chipping/loss to wrappers and pages, and detached wrappers and pages, among other indicators.
 
Lot 9017

$50
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include: The Night Before Christmas, Uncle Wiggly Indian Hunter, and Slovenly Peter. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9018

$35
Title: Examples of Early English Pottery, Named, Dated, and Inscribed
Author: John Eliot Hodgkin and Edith Hodgkin
Publisher: Privately Published
Printing Year: 1891 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in cream cloth with embossed brown designed front board and spine, this antique volume is a limited edition, oversized work featuring the history of early pottery. The work is illustrated within the text throughout. This limited edition volume is hand-numbered 321 of 500 copies. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and darkening to the cloth, and light tearing and creasing along the edges and corners. The volume is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 10 1/4" x 13" and contains 187 pages.
 
Lot 9019

$90
This lot includes the group of Judaica reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included are: Facing West: Oriental Jews of Central Asia and the Caucasas, Arthur Szyk: Illuminator (1894-1951), Chinese Jews, The Pletzl of Paris, Studies of the Chinese Jews, Jews in Old China, and The Torah Scrolls of the Chinese Jews. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9020

$30
This lot includes the group of antique sheet music with decorative front covers shown in the corresponding image(s). This group contains covers and music pertaining to the following theme(s): Christmas, swing, Ireland, and Polka. There are 17 individual music pieces in this lot. This is one of several lots of antique sheet music that we are selling at today's auction - review our entire catalog to see other similar lots. The condition of these pieces varies; all covers are present, some are detached and there is some edgewear.
 
Lot 9021

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot is part of a large inventory of books that we will be offering this spring, all coming from a long-standing used and rare book business in the Ithaca, New York region that has closed suddenly due to health reasons. The inventory was built with a discerning eye, including primarily first, early and signed printings of uncommon and out-of-print titles, avoiding the mass-market world. There are no book club editions or otherwise unmarketable books, and this collection includes many volumes in like-new condition or showing only light shelf wear with most hard cover books in the original dust jackets.

Due to the high volume of books we are selling from this collection, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of this auction, and during our other auctions this spring. As with all the books from this collection, these are generally in good to excellent condition with some age/wear indications; some of the books may have a mild tobacco smoke odor.
 
Lot 9022

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of reference titles on Giosue Carducci:

- Poesie Di Giosue Carducci 1850-1900 - Dated 1904 by Ditta Nicola Zanichelli - this volume shows indications of advanced wear, text block is detached from boards, several pages are loose and/or detached
- Prose Di Giosue Carducci - Dated 1905 by Ditta Nicola Zanichelli - this volume shows indications of advanced wear, text block is separated from the front hinge and spine, several pages are loose and/or detached
- Poesie Di Giosue Carducci 1850-1900 - Dated 1927 by Nicola Zanichelli - some chipping and wear to boards and spine , cracking along front hinge
- Dizionario Carducciano by E. Liguori & A. Pelli - Dated 1914 by G. Barbera - cracking along front hinge, wear to edges and sunning on spine

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9023

$15
Title: Les Ebenistes Parisiens (1795-1830)
Author: Denise Ledoux-Lebard
Publisher: Librairie Grund
Printing Year: 1951

Condition/Details: Bound in green paper wrappers with black lettering, this vintage French work provides a history of the Parisian Cabinetmaker. The work is profusely illustrated with photographic plates of furniture, with blue text labeling each figure. This volume shows advanced wear, with the rear wrapper and spine cover lacking and the front wrapper detached and showing loss. The text block is well bound, with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The volume measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 325 pages of text.
 
Lot 9024

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Irish music titles:

- Irish Melodies with Symphonies and Accompaniments by Sir John Stevenson - Dated c1860 by James Duffy
- Gem Selection, Songs of Ireland by J. F. O'Hea & John Carey - Dated c1895 by Valentine & Sons - Moisture indications and wear to heavy boards.
- Gems of the Killarney Lakes; Their Scenery and Antiquities by various authors - Dated c1890 by The Emerald Isle Album Company - In original paper wrappers, shows advanced wear throughout.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9025

$35
Title: Sacrosancti et Ecumenici concilli Tridentini sub Paulo III Iulio III et Pio IV P. P. M. M. celebrati. Canones et decreta cum indice librorum prohibitorum
Author: Philippi Chiffleth
Publisher: Colonia Agrippinae
Printing Year: 1683

Condition/Details: Rebound in thin stiff paper wrappers with black cloth backing and the original crimson spine label with gilt embossing, this miniature antique Latin volume is a scarce theological work regarding Popes of the time. The work is illustrated with an engraved title page. The volume has been rebound, and the page edges were trimmed and marbled. The volume shows external age/wear, with the paper cover chipping and showing loss and moisture indications. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 2.75" x 4.5".

This volume comes from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
Lot 9026

$25
This lot includes the group of artists' studies reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Artists represented in this lot are: Tom Thompson, Icart, John Constable, Raphaelle Peale, and Gauguin. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9027

$25
Bound in marbled paper with three-quarter leather, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce oblong binding of two handwritten music books. The volumes were likely written by Dr. John Light Atlee, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who throughout his career held the positions of President of the Lancaster County Medical Society, President of the Pennsylvania State Medical Society and President of the American Medical Society. A name is handwritten on the table of contents appearing to say J. L. Atlee. This volume features popular, antique songs, such as "The Star Spangled Banner." The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the boards and spine. The binding shows play, with several pages detached. The pages are age-toned and chipping along the edges. The book measures approximately 8.75" x 7".
 
Lot 9028

$55
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include bronze mirrors from Ancient China, George Wickes, and illustrated American wildlife. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9029

$25
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 17" by 14", Photograph measures 9.5" by 7"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "Hollyhock Cottage", features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in the original frame, and features a scene of a quaint thatched-roof cottage with lush greenery and blossoming plants.

Wallace Nutting (1861 - 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is best known for his framed pictures. He also was an accomplished author, lecturer, furniture maker, antiques expert and collector. His atmospheric photographs helped spur the Colonial Revival style. (biographic detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows beautifully, with strong, unfaded colors. There are light age/wear indications to the frame and some age toning to the backing stock behind the photograph.
 
Lot 9030

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of antique miniature children's books in wrappers:

- The Story of the Eleven Wild Swans - Dated c1880 by Evans & Dickerson
- Interesting Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Men - Dated 1839 by L. Stebbins
- Easy Lesson Book For Infant Scholars by Rev. Z. A. Mudge - Dated 1877 by Nelson & Phillips
- Stories for Children - Dated 1831 by John Metcalf - Page 9/10 is torn and lacking all but the top portion.
- Mary, The Milk-Maid - Dated c1850 - Lacking title page and wrappers, antique ink handwriting on the first page of text.
- My Father - Dated c 1850 by American Tract Society
- The Child's Book - Dated 1835 by Wilcox & Brown - Lacking page 1/2, top of page 3/4 is torn and lacking the top portion. Engraved throughout.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These small volumes show some advanced wear indications, including detached wrappers/pages, some bindings reinforced with string, tears/loss to wrappers and pages, and other typical wear.
 
Lot 9031

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Butler's Book by Benj. F. Butler - Dated 1892 by A. M. Thayer & Co. - some cracking along the front hinge
- Twenty-Fifth Annual Report of the Board of State Assessors of the State of Maine 1915 - Dated 1915 by Sentinel Publishing Company - minor loss on the first few pages
- Genealogy of the Family of George Marsh Who Came From England in 1635 and Settled In Hingham, Mass. by E. J. Marsh - Dated 1887 by Press of F. N. Boutwell - boards show some moisture indications
- History of the Family of Austin Hilton Jennings and Jane Hodge Jennings by Robert Pratt, Simeon Harvey, and Frank Sherman Jennings - Dated 1923 - shows some moisture indications, spine cover is separating
- Maine Register - Dated 1875 by Hoyt, Fogg & Donham - some cracking along the front hinge

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9032

$40
This lot includes the group of antique International Studio magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). The dates of these issues range from the 1900s-1910s. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Some volumes show advanced wear including chipping, loss at spine cover, and loose or detached wrappers.
 
Lot 9033

$60
This antique Chinese volume, printed c1930, is bound in paper wrappers with an accordion-style string binding. The work features thirty full-page botanical and nature-themed color and black and white prints, and a full-page illustration of a Chinese woman in tradition garments, as well as several pages of text in Chinese characters. Please see the accompanying images for more detail. The volume shows light external age/wear, with some rubbing and minor tearing to the paper wrappers. The binding is solid, with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 11".
 
Lot 9034

$130
Title: The Ancient Music of Ireland, Arranged for the Piano Forte
Author: Edward Bunting
Publisher: Hodges and Smith (Dublin)
Printing Year: 1840

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with a gilded pictorial design on the boards of a harp, this antique volume is a collection of ancient Irish music, with "a dissertation on the Irish harp and harpers, including an account of the old melodies of Ireland, by Edward Bunting." The work features a decorative title page in green, blue, red and gold, three full-page engravings of harps, in-text illustrations, and a red and black title page following the introduction and dissertation, introducing the section of the work with music. This volume contains a large selection of Irish songs of battles, sailing, love and more.

The volume shows external age/wear, with the spine cover lacking and the boards show moisture indications and rubbing, with remnants of clear tape along the spine edge. The binding shows play, with several pages detached or separating. The first forty pages show a moisture indication along the top edge, down approximately three inches from the top. The book measures approximately 10" x 12 1/2" and contains 109 pages.
 
Lot 9035

$15
This lot includes the group of books by noted historian and scholar Dino Bigongiari shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include three editions of Essays on Dante and Medieval Culture, Backgrounds of The Divine Comedy, and Readings in The Divine Comedy. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

These volumes come from the collection of notable Dante historians Anne and Henry Paolucci, found throughout this catalog. The author Bigongiari was a mentor and peer of the Paolucci's, and one of the volumes in this lot includes a prefaces by both Henry and Anne Paolucci. The volumes in this lot may include some scholarly notations and marginalia from the Paoluccis or other noted historians. Commendatore Anne Paolucci, Ph.D. recently retired from a distinguished career as a professor of English and Fulbright Lecturer at the City College of New York and St. John's University, University of Naples. Throughout her career, she has been awarded several prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion Award, the New York State Elena Cornaro Award and the first national Elena Cornaro Award. She was a former member of the National Council on the Humanities and was the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the City University of New York. She is an award-winning playwright, poet and also writes fiction.
Henry Paolucci, Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics at the time of his death (January 1, 1999), was a renowned teacher (CCNY, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Iona College, St. John's University), Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party of New York and U.S. Senate Candidate (1964). On June 3, 2003, he was posthumously awarded with the decoration of "Cavaliere in the Order of the Republic of Italy." (biographical detail courtesy of annehenrypaolucci.homestead.com)
 
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