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Lot 9075

$60
Title: The Little White Bird or Adventures in Kensington Gardens
Author: J.M. Barrie
Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons
Printing Year: 1902 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in dark green cloth with bright, decorative gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce First American Edition of Barrie’s work, The Little White Bird, containing the author’s first mention of the classic character Peter Pan. The work is illustrated with a black and white plate, "The child's Map of Kensington Gardens." The copyright page states this work was "Published, November, 1902." The volume shows well, with light external age/wear, including light markings to the cloth, concentrated to the rear board. The volume is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 349 pages.
 
Lot 9076

$25
Title: The Works of Shakespeare, The Edinburgh Folio
Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Grant Richards
Printing Year: 1901-04
Number of Volumes: Complete 40-volume set

Notes: Bound in light blue paper-covered boards with red and black lettering and design and several volumes in the tissue paper jackets, this antique set is a decorative collection of the works of Shakespeare, known as the Edinburgh Folio. This work was fashioned after the First Folio of Shakespeare's works printed in the 17th Century, and includes many well-known tragedies, histories and comedies from the English dramatist. The work is illustrated with frontispiece engravings. This collection is number 949 from a limited edition set of 1,000 copies, and the first volume is signed by the printer T. A. Constable. Several volumes are not numbered. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with rubbing and some loss to the spine covers, and some moisture indications. Several boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The volumes are overall solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages, featuring deckled edges. Several volumes are in the original, delicate tissue-paper jackets, many of which show advanced wear and tearing. The books measure approximately 8.25" x 13".
 
Lot 9077

$15
This lot includes the group of art auction catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). These catalogs are from Sotheby's and Christie's. Included is the catalog for the estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, as well as the collection of the late Joseph H. Hazen and important modern works of art. 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 9078

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Catalogue of the Greek Vases in the Ashmolean Museum by Percy Gardner - Dated 1893 by Clarendon Press - one of 350 limited edition copies printed, this volume shows advanced wear including detached boards
- The Ceramics of William H. Grueby by Susan J. Montgomery - Dated 1993 by Arts & Crafts Quarterly Press - in dust jacket
- The Maiolica of Mexico by Edwin Atlee Barber - Dated 1908 by The Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art - some sunning/wear to boards and spine
- A Pottery Primer by W. P. Jervis - Dated 1911 by The O'Gorman Publishing Company - a few loose and/or detached pages, some wear to edges of boards and spine
- A Book of Pottery Marks by W. Percival Jervis - Dated 1897 by Hayes Brothers - covered in a homemade paper wrapper, this volume shows advanced wear including moisture indications, detached back wrapper, and chipping

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9079

$250
Title: Biblia Sacra Vulgatae Editionis Sixti V. Pontificis Max, Iussu Recognita, et Clementis VIII Auctoritate Edita, Versiculis Distincta
Publisher: Apud Nicolaum Pezzana
Printing Year: 1688

Condition/Details: Bound in vellum with raised spine bands, this volume is an antique, decorative Latin Bible. The work features a title page with red and black text and engraved design, an engraved title page, engraved initials at the beginning of each book. Also featured are many in-text engravings throughout the work. This volume has been professionally rebound in vellum boards, with the page edges trimmed during the rebinding process. The volume shows external age/wear, and with rubbing and some loss to the vellum, concentrated along the spine. The front board and engraved title page are detached, with remnants of tape along the spine, and the front endpaper and fly leaf are lacking. Otherwise, the volume is solidly bound, with age-toned pages, showing occasional moisture indications. The book measures approximately 7 3/4" x 12" and contains 1089 pages.

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 9080

$45
This lot includes the group of special editions from The Studio portraying "Peasant Art" in various locations, as shown in the corresponding image(s). These six special editions cover "Peasant Art" in Austria & Hungary, Roumania, Italy and Sweden, Lapland & Iceland, as well as two volumes covering the art of Russia. These volumes are profusely illustrated with black and white plates throughout.

The Studio Magazine was an illustrated fine arts and decorative arts magazine, founded in Britain in 1893, which exerted a major influence on the development of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements. The Studio promoted the work of "New Art" artists, designers and architects - it played a major part in introducing the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Charles Voysey to a wide audience - and it was especially influential in Europe. From 1906 onwards Studio published an annual survey, "The Studio Year-Book of Decorative Art," dedicated to the latest trends in architecture, interior design, furniture lighting, glassware, textiles, metalwork and ceramics. These annuals championed Modernism in the 1920s and later the "Good Design" movement. In the later 20th century the annuals gave increasing prominence to architecture and interior design and in the mid-1960s it was retitled "Decorative Art in Modern Interiors." The annual ceased publication in 1980. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books show some age/wear indications, with detached or lacking wrappers lacking spine covers, detached pages and split bindings, among other wear. One of the Russian volumes is bound in green cloth-covered boards.
 
Lot 9082

$90
This lot includes an assortment of titles privately published by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The volumes provide a unique history of the central New York region, with titles on Albany County, Orange County, Dutchess County, and the Christ Church of Poughkeepsie. The volumes in this lot are in like-new condition and include paper-covered boards and paper wrappers.
 
Lot 9083

$20
This auction lot includes the following pair of French titles:

- 12 Vieilles Chansons Francaises by Georges Ihoth - undated by Rue Thouin - Featuring gorgeous, full-page illustrations by Andre Collot, and traditional music and lyrics. The volume shows age/wear, and is unbound, with detached pages and wrappers.
- A Propos de Chansons by Marcelle Fauchier-Delavigne - undated by Berger-Levrault - Bright color illustrations throughout. The volume shows age/wear, with white tape along the spine, several detached pages and chipping to the paper-covered boards and pages.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9084

$35
Title: Daniel Webster
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce author-signed work from the American statesman Henry Cabot Lodge. Lodge inscribed and initialed the volume in ink on the front fly leaf, "H. M. D. with much love, from H. C. L., May 24th, 1883." The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor rubbing to the extremities. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 7" and contains 372 pages, followed by advertisements from the publisher.
 
Lot 9085

$55
Title: Septem Linguarum Calepinus Hoc Est Lexicon Latinum
Author: Ambrogio Calepino
Publisher: Patavii
Printing Year: 1731

Condition/Details: Rebound in large black cloth-covered boards with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a detailed Latin Lexicon, originally written by the noted Italian lexicographer Ambrogio Calepino. This volume features red and black lettering on the title page, with an engraved design. Also featured are decorative engraved headpieces and initials at the beginning of the work and on the first pages of the two sections at the rear of the volume, titled "Verba Barbara" and "Vocabolario Italiano, c Latino." This large volume has been professionally rebound in modern boards. The edges of the text block were trimmed during the rebinding process. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 10.25" x 14.5".

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 9086

$40
This lot includes the group of photography reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: photo journalism, Ansel Adams, and Berkley Bohemia. 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 9087

$50
This lot includes the group of five Franklin Library Signed First Edition books shown in the corresponding image(s). These decorative volumes feature handsome gilt embossed lettering and designs to the leather-covered boards, raised spine bands, gilded page edges, marbled endpapers, silk bookmarks and pictorial frontispieces. Each volume is signed by the author, and this group includes the noted authors John Gregory Dunne, George Plimpton, Joseph Heller, William P. Buckley Jr, and Philip Roth. These volumes are in near-new condition, showing only light shelf wear. The volumes are tightly bound, and were likely never read. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 9088

$100
Title: Bedu
Author: Humberto Da Silveira
Publisher: Privately Published, with assistance from Chevron and the Saudi royal family
Printing Year: 1994

Condition/Details: This oversized volume is bound in handsome navy cloth with the title imprinted on the front board and spine, and is in the original pictorial dust jacket and navy blue cloth-covered slipcase. This volume is a gorgeous collection of photographs of Bedouins of Arabia from acclaimed photographer Humberto Martins da Silveira. Silveira has extensive experience working in the Middle East, where he has worked for over a decade. Bedu is Silveira's sequel to his first work, Najd, a study of Saudi Arabia. The work is illustrated with more than 170 duotone photographs. The volume shows very well, with light shelf wear concentrated primarily to the slipcase. The text block is solidly bound with bright, clean pages. The book measures approximately 11 1/4" x 14 1/2" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 9089

$15
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 11.5" by 14.5", Photograph measures 9.5" by 6.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "A Private View", features a hand-colored antique photograph, in the classic style of renowned artist Wallace Nutting. This print is in the original frame, and features an interior scene of a woman sitting in front of an elegant vanity mirror. 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 9090

$20
This lot includes the group of art exhibition catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Some museums and galleries represented in this lot are: Owen Gallery, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, and the Kennedy Galleries. 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 9091

$45
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include William Notman, British Drawings, the etchings of Louis Icart, and bronze statues. 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 9092

$60
This lot includes the antique tin Sambo target game shown in the corresponding image(s). This game was produced in the USA by Wyandotte Toys. The game is cardboard backed with a collapsible easel attachment which allows the game to stand upright. The surface shows some moisture indications, small dents, and other wear. The game measures 14" x 22.75". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 9093

$80
This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include Your Dolly, Baby's Scrap Book, Farm Favorites, Home Pictures, Dimpled Hands, and The Butterfly. These titles feature covers with beautiful Victorian lithographs. 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. The tops of the die cut covers are lacking on Your Dolly. Some string restoration work has been done along the spine of Home Pictures.
 
Lot 9094

$70
This lot includes the unique scrapbook of newspaper clippings shown in the corresponding image. This scrapbook contains a handwritten name inside of the front board, S.O. Vinton. This book includes a number of obituaries and news articles on murders and executions, including the 1893 hanging of Frank Almy, the electrocution of Carlyle Harris, the capture of Lizzie Borden, the assassination of Chicago Mayor Carter Harrison, and a headline of "Mrs. Lucretia Baker and Her Infant Brained by Negro Burglars". Also included are articles on the Seventh Day Adventists preparing for the second coming of Jesus Christ, an advertisement of Neith the Midget Queen, an article on Brigham Young, the death of Rutherford B. Hayes, and much more.

As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9095

$80
Title: The Privations of a Private
Author: Marcus B. Toney
Publisher: Publishing House of the M. E. Church, South (Nashville, Tenn.; Dallas, Tex.)
Printing Year: 1907 Author-Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce author-signed volume from Marcus B. Toney, a Company B. Confederate Veterans, First Regiment State Guards, Tennessee, during the Civil War. The author signed the work on the front free endpaper. The work is illustrated with photographic plates throughout, including a frontispiece portrait. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.75" and contains 158 pages.
 
Lot 9096

$20
This lot includes the group of Russian art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: avant-garde, Russian and Soviet paintings 1900-1930, and women artists of Russia's new age. 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 9097

$15
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 9098

$25
This lot includes the group of art annuals and magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). Publications included in this lot are The American Magazine of Art, Art Lover, The Studio, and The Year's Art. 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 9099

$35
This lot includes the group of nautical collectibles and artwork books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include Mirror of Empire: Dutch Marine Art of the Seventeenth Century, Early Maritime Artists of the Pacific Northwest Coast, 1741-1841, Horlogerie et Instruments de Precision, and Prisoner of War Ship Models. 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 9100

$10
This lot includes the group of Italian history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Roman Law, Stendhal, theater, poetry, and film. 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.

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 9101

$650
Title: Chagall Lithograph
Author: Marc Chagall and Fernand Moulot
Publisher: Andre Sauret
Printing Year: 1960

Condition/Details: Bound in cream cloth with black lettering, this vintage volume is the first installment of the catalogue raisonne of Chagall lithographs. This work is in the pictorial dust jacket, with a protective plastic cover. The text of this volume is in German. This volume features 10 original, full-page lithographs called-for in the table of contents, as well as a full-page frontispiece and the dust jacket. 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 some shelf wear and light bumping along the edges. The book measures approximately 10" x 12.5" and contains 220 pages. This is one of three volumes of Chagall Lithographs that are in this auction. The second volume is in lot 9,263 and the third volume is in lot 9,379.
 
Lot 9102

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books are in excellent condition, many in the original dust jackets, and include works by noted illustrators and authors. 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 9103

$15
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). Included are three Gerald Hoffnung prints, six antique musical instrument prints, recently hand-colored, a set of "100 Years at Carnegie Hall" prints, and two framed pieces, one of which is a 1966 Donald A. Mackay print of a cut-away view of backstage at the new Metropolitan Opera House. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9104

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Sculpture Decorative by Louis Hautecoeur - Dated 1937 by Charles Moreau - original ties present on front & rear boards, plates loose within boards as issued, some separation along spine cover and moisture indications on boards
- Folk Art of Poland by Alexander Jackowski and Jadwiga Jarnuszkiewicz - Dated 1968 by Arkady - slipcase and jacket show wear with occasional tearing
- Arts In New Brunswick edited by R. A. Tweedie, Fred Cogswell, and W. Stewart MacNutt - Dated 1967 by Brunswick Press - limited edition number 233 of 2000 copies, in original dust jacket which shows some wear along edges and some moisture indications
- British Contemporary Artists by Cosmo Monkhouse - Dated 1899 by William Heinemann - shows some moisture indications
- Japanese Colour Prints by Edward F. Strange - Dated 1904 by Wyman and Sons - front free endpaper is detached

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9105

$25
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 12.5" by 9", Photograph measures 6.5" by 3"

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 standing in front of a fireplace, holding a teacup and reaching for a kettle.

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 9106

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

- Hymnen An Die Nacht by Novalis - Dated 1920 by Leipzig - limited edition number 1099, pages show some chipping, some separation along the spine cover
- The Later Cantos of Ezra Pound by James J. Wilhelm - Dated 1977 by Walker & Company - in original dust jacket, author-inscribed on front endpaper
- The Alexandrians by Charles Mills - Dated 1952 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - author-inscribed on front endpaper, some sunning visible on spine
- More Swift Than Wind by Caroline Clark Marshall - Dated 1965 by Poets of America - glassine dust jacket has some tearing, poetry booklet included within entitled Brookgreen Gardens: Verses In The Gardens
- Against The Grain by J. K. Huysmans - Dated 1922 by Lieber & Lewis - dust jacket shows some sunning and small tears and/or chipping

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 9107

$35
This shelf lot includes the large group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9109

$90
Title: The Works of the Reverend Jonathan Swift , D. D. Dean of St. Patrick’s Dublin
Author: Jonathan Swift
Publisher: William Durell and Co.
Printing Year: 1812
Number of Volumes: 22 volume set, lacking volumes one and six

Notes: Bound in leather-covered boards and featuring crimson and black spine labels with gilt embossing, this antique set provides a collection of works from the Irish essayist and poet Jonathan Swift. This set is lacking volumes one and six. The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing to the leather and some loss concentrated primarily to the spine covers. Several of the spine covers are attached to the boards with clear tape, and one spine cover is lacking. One board is lacking. The volumes bindings show play, with age-toned and foxed pages. The books measure approximately 4.25" x 7”.
 
Lot 9110

$30
Title: The Prisoners' Friend: A Monthly Magazine
Author: Charles Spear
Publisher: C. Spear
Printing Year: 1850

Condition/Details: Rebound in blind-stamped brown cloth with original leather spine and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce compilation of The Prisoner's Friend, a monthly magazine devoted to "criminal reform, philosophy, science, literature and art." This volume contains articles on a variety of topics, such as "Juvenile Depravity in New York," "Discharged Convicts," Capital Punishment, trials of certain people and responsibilities of society. The volume has been rebound, and shows external age/wear, with rubbing to the extremities and spine, and moisture indications. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages and gilded edges. The text block has moisture indications along the top edge of the pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4".
 
Lot 9111

$45
Title: Cold Mountain
Author: Charles Frazier
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Printing Year: 1997

Condition/Details: Bound in blue paper-covered boards with black cloth to the spine, bronze colored lettering along the spine, and complete with un-clipped dust jacket, this stated first edition is an author-signed first printing of Charles Frazier's first novel. This National Book Award-winning debut was the basis for the critically-acclaimed film of the same title. The work features pictorial map endpapers, a John Berendt blurb sticker on the front dust jacket, and the "man-woman" misprint on page 25, as well as the full number line on the copyright page. The volume shows very well, with light shelf wear and solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket features a protective mylar wrapper. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 356 pages.
 
Lot 9112

$30
This lot includes the group of sculpture reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: American figurative sculpture, Gaston Lachaise, Elie Nadelman, and contemporary American sculpture. 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.
 
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