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Lot 9151

$30
Title: A Descriptive Review of the Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural, Historical Development of the State of New York
Author: uncredited
Publisher: George F. Cram Company
Printing Year: 1915

Condition/Details: Bound in large blind-stamped gray cloth, with gilt embossing, this volume contains a history of New York State, profusely illustrated with photographs from around the State and color maps. The work is illustrated with color maps of New York State from pages 89 through 103, color maps of the United States and World from pages 110 through 219, and black and white photographs in the first 88 pages of text on New York State. Page 109/110 is torn, with the bottom corner lacking, affecting the bottom portion of the World map on page 110. The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and tearing to the cloth. The bottom board is slightly warped, and both boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block sows play, and is well bound with age-toned pages, with a moisture indication along the top corner. The book measures approximately 12" x 15.5" and contains 300 pages.
 
Lot 9152

$90
Title: The Whole Duty of Man, Laid Down In a Plain and Familiar Way, for the Use of All, but Especially the Meanest Reader
Author: Richard Allestree
Publisher: E. Pawlet
Printing Year: 1716

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in dark maroon leather with gilt embossing and raised spine bands, this scarce antique moralistic work was written by the English churchman Richard Allestree. This work features an engraved frontispiece and engraved title page, as well as decorative initials and headpieces. The work also features red ruled horizontal and vertical lines on the laid paper. This is an ex-library volume with a decorative bookplate on the front endpaper and pencil written notations on the front free endpaper, fly leaf and the opposite side of the title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor rubbing to the extremities and darkening to the spine. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring gilded edges and marbled endpapers. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.75" and contains 503 pages, followed by a page of advertisements from the publisher.
 
Lot 9153

$25
This lot includes the group of pottery & porcelain collectibles books shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included are: Wedgwood Rarities, English Delftware Pottery, The Wedgwood Handbook, Victorian Pottery, Pottery & Porcelain Handbook for Collectors: European Porcelain, La Faience de Quimper, and International Exhibition of Ceramic 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 9155

$50
This lot includes the group of antique & vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes Roycrofter material, booklets, small art prints, and a handwritten ledger which contains recipes, copied gravestone inscriptions, and genealogy. Also included are two envelopes containing "Portraits of Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin," distributed by the Friendship Press, and painted by Laura Wheeler Waring and Betsy Graves Rayneau. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities 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 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 9156

$25
This lot includes the group of American art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subjects include: impressionism, realism, Benjamin West, and works from the Pfeil Collection. 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 9157

$25
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 7.5" by 5.75", Photograph measures 3" by 2"

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 a pastoral scene of a pathway between two fences, surrounded by abundant foliage and blooming trees.

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 9158

$35
Title: The History of Broken Hill, Its Rise and Progress
Author: Leonard Samuel Curtis
Publisher: Frearson's Printing House (South Australia)
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a scarce history of Broken Hill, a mining town in Australia. The work features photographic plates in the text and many original advertisements throughout.

Broken Hill is an isolated mining city in the far west of outback New South Wales, Australia. The world's largest mining company, BHP Billiton, has roots in the town. Broken Hill is located near the border with South Australia on the crossing of the Barrier Highway (national route 32) and the Silver City Highway (national route 79), in the Barrier Range. Broken Hill has been called The Silver City, the Oasis of the West, and the Capital of the Outback. Although over 1,100 km (684 mi) west of Sydney, and surrounded by semi-desert, the town still manages colorful park and garden displays, and offers a number of attractions. (detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with moisture indications and the cloth tearing and showing wear, primarily along the edges. The boards and text block are slightly beveled upwards. The binding shows some play, with the boards separated from the text block along the internal gutters. The text block is solidly bound. The book measures approximately 9 1/2" x 12" and contains 197 pages.
 
Lot 9160

$55
This shelf lot includes the group of 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 9161

$60
Title: Novi Testamenti, Libri Historici Graece
Author: D. Christiani Theophili Kuinoel
Publisher: Apud Jos. Booker
Printing Year: 1835
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in leather with gilded lines along the edges, raised spine bands and marbled page edges, this antique Latin set provides a history of the New Testament of the Bible, with Greek text along the width of the page at the top, followed by Latin text in two columns. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with sunning, tearing and rubbing to the leather, and the spine labels mostly lacking. The volumes are solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.5" x 8.5".

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 9162

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Ramesseum by J. E. Quibell - Dated 1989 by Histories & Mysteries of Man Ltd./ The Tomb of Ptah-Hetep copied by F. E. Paget and A. A. Pirie - Dated 1989 by Histories & Mysteries of Man Ltd.- two volumes bound in one
- Saqqara Mastabas by Margaret A. Murray - Dated 1989 by Histories & Mysteries of Man Ltd. - two-volume set
- Hierakonpolis by J. E. Quibell and F. W. Green- Dated 1989 by Histories & Mysteries of Man Ltd. - part two only

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9163

$20
This lot includes the group of antique and vintage ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a Sears, Roebuck, and Co. catalog, booklets, art exhibition catalogs and postcards, and much more. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities 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 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 9164

$30
Title: Universalism Confounds and Destroys Itself; or, Letters to a Friend
Author: Josiah Spaulding
Publisher: Andrew Wright
Printing Year: 1805 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with dark crimson spine label and gilt embossing, this scarce antique volume is a First Edition theological work from Josiah Spaulding, “Pastor of a church in Buckland” (Sabin 88901). The volume shows external age/wear, with minor rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages, featuring antique laid paper. The book measures approximately 5" x 8" and contains v, and 9-359 pages.
 
Lot 9165

$25
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 9.5" by 7.5", Photograph measures 3.75" by 3.25"

Details/Condition: This 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 scene of a country road lined with stone walls and shaded by large trees. A cottage and garden are visible in the distance.

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 9166

$45
This lot includes the group of antique book reference titles shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes a four volume work on The Streeter Collection, Hardie's English Coloured Books, and three volumes on American authors and fiction. Included is an 1897 printing of P.K. Foley's American Authors, 1795-1895, featuring many carefully mounted news articles related to books and authors. 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 9167

$25
This lot includes the 20 author-signed copies of At Risk by author Patricia Cornwell shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of author Patricia Cornwell. This lot includes at least some first editions of the work. All of the books are in mylared dust jackets and are in like-new condition. 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 9168

$40
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 9169

$1000
This shelf lot includes the large group of Irish history and 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 9170

$25
This lot includes the group of painting reference volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: painting restoration, French painting, Realism, and the Guggenheim Museum collection. 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 9171

$40
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 Harrison B. Salisbury, Joseph P. Lash, Gail Godwin, Muriel Spark, and Wright Morris. 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 9173

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles by or formerly owned by noted historian Dino Bigongiari:

- Essays on Dante and Medieval Culture by Dino Bigongiari - Dated 1964 by Leo S. Olschki
- Essays on Dante and Medieval Culture by Dino Bigongiari - Dated 2000 by Leo S. Olschki
- I Nipoti Di Barbianca by Cordelia - Dated c1910 by Proprieta Letteraria ed Artistica - With signature of Bigongiari. Some pages detached, restoration tape along the spine.
- De Vulgari Eloquentia by Dante Alighieri - Dated 1938 by Felice le Monnier - Contains marginalia and notations from Bigongiari. Advanced wear, with detached and chipping pages, front wrapper showing significant loss and tape along the spine.
- Il Convivio by Dante Alighieri - Dated 1934 by Felice le Monnier - Contains marginalia and notations from Bigongiari. Advanced wear, with detached and chipping pages, wrappers showing some loss and tape along the spine, with handwritten title. - Dizionario Storico Degli Autori Ecclesiastici by uncredited - Dated 1783 by A Spese Remondini di Venezia - Four-volume set bound in two volumes. Features handwritten note from Bigongiari.
- Carroll's Alice by Harry Morgan Ayres - Dated 1936 by Columbia University Press - Inscribed by the author to Bigongiari's wife.

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 author Bigongiari was a mentor and peer of the Paolucci's, and one of the volumes in this lot includes 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)
 
Lot 9174

$30
Title: John D. Rockefeller, The Heroic Age of American Enterprise
Author: Allan Nevins
Publisher: Charles Scribner's
Printing Year: 1940 Author-Signed
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon blind-stamped cloth with gilt embossing, this vintage set is a biography of American oil magnate John D. Rockefeller. This set is signed on the half title page by the author.

John Davison Rockefeller I (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy. In 1870, he founded the Standard Oil Company and aggressively ran it until he officially retired in 1897. Standard Oil began as an Ohio partnership formed by John D. Rockefeller, his brother William Rockefeller, Henry Flagler, Jabez Bostwick, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner, Stephen V. Harkness. As kerosene and gasoline grew in importance, Rockefeller's wealth soared, and he became the world's richest man and first American worth more than a billion dollars. Adjusting for inflation, he is often regarded as the richest person in history. (biographical detail courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and photographs throughout. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with light sunning to the spines. The volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/4".
 
Lot 9175

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of signed limited edition titles from the Imprint Society:

- King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard - Dated 1970 by Imprint Society - Limited edition, number 834 of 1950, signed by the artist, David Gentleman.
- The History of Printing in America by Isaiah Thomas - Dated 1970 by Imprint Society - Limited edition, number 834 of 1950, signed by the editor, Marcus A. McCorison.
- The Brick Moon by Edward Everett Hale - Dated 1971 by Imprint Society - Limited edition, number 834 of 1950, signed by the artist Michael McCurdy.
- The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Dated 1970 by Imprint Society - Limited edition, number 834 of 1950, signed by the author of the introduction, James Franklin Beard.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes are in the original paper-covered slipcases and show well.
 
Lot 9176

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

- Dante's Gallery of Rogues by Vincenzo R. Latella and Anne Paolucci - Dated 2001 by Council On National Literatures - title page bears Anne Paolucci's signature
- Essays on Dante and Medieval Culture by Dino Bigongiari - Dated 1964 by Leo S. Olschki - some moisture indications
- Fortune in Dante's Fourteenth Century Commentators by Vincenzo Cioffari - Dated 1944 by Harvard University Press - author-inscribed on the title page
- The Conception of Fortune and Fate in the Works of Dante by Vincenzo Cioffari - Dated 1940 by the Dante Society of Cambridge, Mass. - author-inscribed on the title page
- Annual Italian Lecture Dante's Vision of History by H. W. V. Reade - Dated 1939
- The Vision; Or Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise of Dante Alighieri translated by Rev. Henry Francis Cary, M.A. - Dated 1869 by Bell & Daldy - some loose or detached pages, some chipping to spine edges
- Concise Dictionary of Proper Names and Notable Matters in the Works of Dante by Paget Toynbee - Dated 1814 by Clarendon Press - some cracking and chipping along spine cover
- A Question of the Water and of the Land by Dante Alighieri - Dated 1897 by David Nutt - ex-library volume, shows advanced wear including detached boards and a separating text block among other indicators

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 9177

$25
This lot includes the group of porcelain and pottery reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics included are: Bow porcelain figurines, Derby porcelain figures, Sevres, and Vincennes. 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 9178

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of estate 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 9179

$55
Title: An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Printing Year: 2000

Condition/Details: Bound in gray paper-covered boards, this volume is complete with dust jacket and bears an original signature of former First Lady, and current Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton's signature appears on the second flyleaf in bold, black ink. The volume shows mild external age/wear with edgewear to the dust jacket, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10 3/4" x 10 1/2" and contains 311 pages.
 
Lot 9180

$225
This lot includes the group of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Somes titles include: Byron's Poetical Works, The Live Dolls' House Party, and The Faerie Queene. 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 9181

$25
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 7.75" by 11.75", Photograph measures 2.75" by 6.75"

Details/Condition: This 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 several trees beside a stream. A bridge is partially visible through the trees.

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 9182

$15
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subjects include: George A. Lucas, women artists, and old and modern masters. The box which encloses Tribute To Women shows wear and loss to the edges. 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 9184

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Kate Greenaway-illustrated titles:

- A Apple Pie by Kate Greenaway - Dated c1890 by Frederick Warne & Co. - Oblong volume, shows some wear, with boards separated along internal hinges and tape along endpapers. Some external wear, with sunning and rubbing to cloth backing and pictorial paper.
- Little Ann and Other Poems by Jane and Ann Taylor - Dated c1885 by George Routledge & Sons - Shows age/wear, with rubbing to boards and cloth backing, boards separated along internal hinges and rear free endpaper lacking. Age-toning and moisture indications to pages.
- Language of Flowers by Kate Greenaway - Dated c1890 by George Routledge & Sons - Small volume, shows wear, with occasional moisture indications and dark staining, some concentrated on the edge of the text block.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9185

$130
Title: Dizionario Dell'Eresie Degli Errori, E Degli Scismi, O Sia Memorie, Per Servire All' Istoiria Degli Sviamenti Dello Spirito Umano, Rapporto Alla Religione Cristiana
Author: Francesco Contini
Publisher: Appresso Gian Francesco Garbo
Printing Year: 1772
Number of Volumes: Complete six-volume set (bound in three volumes)

Notes: Bound in red and white floral paper with half vellum, brown spine labels and gilt embossing, this antique set is a Italian history of Christian heresy. The work is illustrated with decorative headpieces. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with rubbing along the extremities. The volumes are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, featuring red and white marbled edges. The books measure approximately 4.5" x 7.5".

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 9186

$10
This lot includes the group of Shakespeare books shown in the corresponding image(s). Twelve volumes are present from the thirteen volume set. This lot does not include volume seven. Some titles included within these volumes are Romeo & Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Winter's Tale. 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 9187

$130
Title: Book of American Figure Painters
Author: uncredited
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: 1886

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized antique cream pebbled cloth with light tan cloth spine backing, this antique volume is a study of American figure painters, profusely illustrated with large plates of classic American paintings, interspersed with classic poetry. The page opposite of the plates feature the title of the piece and the artist’s name. This volume has been carefully stored in a large, modern slipcase. The large volume shows some age/wear indications, with the spine and rear board in later cloth, rubbing and tearing to the pebbled cloth, and some moisture indications. The gilt embossed lettering and designs on the front board provide a decorative look to this volume. The pages are lightly age-toned with deckled edges. The volume is lacking a title page. The volume measures approximately 15.5" x 20" and contains unpaginated pages.
 
Lot 9188

$100
Title: Sex
Author: Madonna
Publisher: Warner Books
Printing Year: 1992 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in silver metal boards with spiral binding, this provocative volume is a first edition, first printing of Madonna’s book on sex, profusely illustrated throughout. The volume comes with the original silver bag, with a blue-toned image of Madonna on the front. Also included in the book is Madonna’s Erotica cd, unopened, in the original silver packaging. The copyright page at the end of the volume has the complete number line. The volume shows in near new condition, with light age/wear, and the text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The bag shows well, with some light wear and occasional tears, mostly from the spiral binding. The book measures approximately 11" x 13.5" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 9189

$10
This lot includes the group of collector plates, records, and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Included in this lot are eight sculptured opera collector plates made of ivory alabaster. They are from the Studio Dante di Volteradci in Italy from 1975-1985. Some operas featured on the plates are Madame Butterfly, Carmen, I Pagliacci, Tosca, and La Boheme. The records in this lot include some Metropolitan Opera Productions and other musicals. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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 9190

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Deutschlands Kunstschatze by Alfred Woltmann and Bruno Meyer - Dated 1872 by Verlag Von A. H. Payne - Volume two only, featuring many plates. Decorative binding shows advanced wear, with spine cover detached and included with the book, and advanced rubbing and moisture indications.
- Le Peintre-Graveru Illustre, Honore Daumier - Dated 1926 by Chez l'Auteur - Features many plates. Spine cover is lacking and boards show wear.
- Paintings by William Merritt Chase - Dated 1927 by Newhouse Galleries - Limited Edition, numbered 522, signed by publisher Newhouse on the title page and presented to Gordon B. Kaufman by Dalzell Hatfield on the inscription page.
- A General Dictionary of Painters; Containing Memoirs of the Lives and Works of the Most Eminent Professors of the Art of Painting by Matthew Pilkington - Dated 1829 by Thomas Tegg - Two-volume set, shows advanced wear, with lacking spine covers, detached pages and boards, and more.

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