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Lot 9268

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of estate books and artwork 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 9269

$60
Title: The Works of William Hogarth; in a Series of Engravings with Descriptions
Author: Rev. John Trusler
Publisher: Jones and Co.
Printing Year: 1833

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper with three-quarter leather, this antique volume provides a review of the works of acclaimed artist William Hogarth, with descriptions and "a comment on their moral tendency" by Rev. John Trusler, and "anecdotes of the author and his works by J. Hogarth and J. Nichols." This volume contains 59 plates of Hogarth’s artwork. The volume shows light exterior age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine. The boards are splitting along the external gutters. This is an ex-library volume with a bookplate on the front endpaper. The text block is solidly bound, with age-toned and foxed pages, showing moisture indications. The last plate is detached and trimmed along the edges. More advanced moisture indications are on the front free endpaper and frontispiece. The number 60 is written on the title page in ink, prior to the word "Engravings." The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11" and is unpaginated.
 
Lot 9270

$40
This lot includes the group of special editions from The Studio as shown in the corresponding image(s). These five special editions cover "Modern Etching and Engraving" from 1902, "Modern Etchings, Mezzotints and Dry-Points" from 1912-13, "Shakespeare in Pictorial Art" from 1916, a "Year-Book of Decorative Art" from 1914, and "Arts & Crafts" from 1916. 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 paper wrappers, lacking or torn spine covers, detached pages and split bindings, among other wear.
 
Lot 9272

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

- Watteau: L'oeure Du Maitre by uncredited - Dated 1912 by Librarie Hachette & Cie - some rubbing at board edges and spine
- The Library of Congress Mural Paintings by uncredited - Dated 1902 by Foster & Reynolds - boards show some sunning and moisture indications
- Hans Thoma: Zehn Farbige Wiedergaben Feiner Bilder by Hans Thoma - by Berlag von G. U. Seemann - string binding in stiff paper wrapper, wrapper shows some chipping and wear to spine
- El Museo Del Prado De Madrid by Gustavo Geoffrey - Dated 1908 by Libreria Gutenberg De Jose Ruiz - shows some moisture indications and/or foxing
- George A. Hearn Gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by uncredited - Dated 1912 by Metropolitan Museum of Art - board edges and spine show some wear
- Heraldry As Art by G. W. Eve - Dated 1907 by Chas: Scribners' Sons - some moisture indications, wear to boards and spine cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9273

$20
This lot includes the group of art-related antique & vintage photographs and plates shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. The condition of these pieces varies, older material is more likely to show advanced wear.
 
Lot 9274

$20
This lot includes the group of art exhibit catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Some galleries and museums represented in this lot are: The National Arts Club Permanent Collection, The University of Maryland Art Gallery, University of Maine at Ornono, and the Ferdinand Howald 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 9275

$225
This very large shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. Authors represented in this lot include: Carl Hiaasen, Anne Perry, Charles Frazier, C. J. Box, David Benioff, James Lee Burke, Michael Connelly and Robin Cook, among many others. Some of these volumes may have remainder marks. 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 9276

$80
Title: The History and Antiquities of the Collegiate and Cathedral Church of St. Patrick, near Dublin, From Its Foundation in 1190, to the Year 1819
Author: William Monck Mason
Publisher: Privately Printed by the Author
Printing Year: 1820

Condition/Details: Rebound in antique marbled boards with three-quarter and gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce antique history of the famous St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece engraving of Jonathon Swift and several full-page engravings throughout. The volume shows restoration work, being rebound and having repair to torn or previously detached pages. The volumes shows external age/wear, with rubbing and moisture indications to the boards and spine. The front board is split along the internal hinge, and the front pages are detached. The text block shows wear, with several pages (including the frontispiece portrait) showing moisture and repair indications. The book measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 478 pages of text and a 97-page appendix.
 
Lot 9277

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Irish Families: Their Names, Arms and Origins by Edward MacLysaght - Dated 1957 by Hodges Figgis & Co. Ltd. - an ex-library volume, some remnants of stickers on front board and spine, glue remnants on inside of front board and end page
- The King, The Kaiser and Irish Freedom by James K. McGuire - Dated 1915 by The Devin-Adair Company - notation
- The Parnell Movement by T. P. O'Connor - Dated 1886 by Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co. - ex-library volume, boards show some moisture indications, some spine cracking at the title page
- Priests and People in Ireland by Michael J. F. McCarthy - Dated 1902 by Hodges, Figgis & Co - some chipping at the top and bottom of the spine cover
- The Closing Years of Dean Swift's Life; With Remarks on Stella and on Some of His Writings Hitherto Unnoticed by W. R. Wilde - Dated 1849 by Hodges and Smith - shows some moisture indications, text block is loose between front board and page 13
- Memories of Father Healy of Little Bray - Dated 1898 by Richard Bentley and Son - ex-library volume

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 9278

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

- William Shakespeare: His World, His Work, His Influence by John F. Andrews - Dated 1985 by Charles Scribner's Sons - complete three volume set in dust jackets
- Bacon and Shakespeare Parallelisms by Edwin Reed - Dated 1902 by Gay and Bird - boards show some chipping and wear
- Hamlet From the Actor's Standpoint by Henry P. Phelps - Dated 1890 by Edgar S. Werner
- Shakespeare Manual by F. G. Fleay - Dated 1876 by Macmillan and Co. - some foxing

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 9279

$90
Title: Beowulf
Translator: William Ellery Leonard
Publisher: The Century Co.
Printing Year: 1932 Limited Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black and white cloth, this antique edition of the classic Beowulf is one of 950 limited edition printings illustrated by acclaimed artist Rockwell Kent, featuring his thumb print. This volume is number 640. The work features eight lithographs by Rockwell Kent, each set by hand in hammer uncial at the Shop of Pynson Printers, in New York City, according to the colophon. The text is in black and red print, with occasional blue initials. This volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and sunning primarily concentrated along the spine. The lightly age-toned pages are well bound, with deckled edges. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 7" and contains 145 pages.
 
Lot 9280

$140
This lot includes the group of Asian art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Japonisme, Yoshida Toshi, Daimyo culture, and the Sasanian period. 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 9281

$10
Title: Armadale: A Novel
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Printing Year: 1866 First American Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown pebbled cloth, this antique volume is a First American edition by English author Wilkie Collins. The work features a frontispiece portrait of the author and in-text engravings throughout the work. The text is in two columns throughout. This volume shows age/wear indications, with the spine cover separated from the front board and split in two pieces, with some chipping and loss. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block is well bound, with age-toned pages. The volume measures approximately 5.75" x 9.5" and contains 320 pages of text.
 
Lot 9283

$25
This shelf lot includes the group of painting 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 9284

$20
This lot includes the group of history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: Italian Renaissance women poets, criminal law, and the Revolutionary war. 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 9285

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of music books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Included within this lot are librettos from the late 19th-20th century. 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 9286

$25
This lot includes the group of Wallace Nutting "Beautiful" books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include Maine Beautiful, Virginia Beautiful, Vermont Beautiful, England Beautiful and Pennsylvania Beautiful. These volumes include early editions and later reprints. 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 Pennsylvania volume shows advanced wear, with sunning and extensive moisture indications.
 
Lot 9287

$55
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 9.75" by 7.75", Photograph measures 3.75" by 3.5"

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 a tranquil nature scene of trees along a lake shoreline.

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 9288

$20
This lot includes the group of antique literature and children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include Don Quixote, Dick Hamilton's Football Team, My Dobbin, and The Flowers of the Forest. 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 of these volumes show more advanced wear including chipping and loss to dust jacket and some moisture indications.
 
Lot 9289

$20
This lot includes the group of art and architecture magazines from the 1920s and 1930s shown in the corresponding image(s). Some publications included in this lot are The Architectural Forum, The American Architect, and Art and Archeology. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These volumes are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 9290

$25
This lot includes the group of American art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Joshua Johnson, self-expression in American paintings, and American artists of renown. 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 9291

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of author-signed books shown in the corresponding image(s). Each volume in this lot bears an original signature of its respective author. These volumes feature themes of religion, theology, self-help and sociology. 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 9292

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of Italian antique and vintage Dante reference titles:

- Studi Danteschi, Diretti da Michele Barbi by Michele Barbi - Dated 1925 by G. C. Sansoni
- Monarchia by Dante Alighieri - Dated 1950 by Sansoni Firenze
- Il Pensiero Politico di Dante - Studi Storici by Arrigo Solm - Dated 1922 by Firenze
- Dantis Alagherii de Monarchia Libri III by Ludoicus Bertalot - Dated 1918 by Friedrichsdorf
- Rime by Dante Alighieri - Dated 1939 by Giulio Einaudi
- La Vita Di Dante by E. Rostagno - Dated 1899 by Ditta Nicola Zanichelli
- Dante e Gli Astronomi Italiani, Dante e La Donna Gentile by Antonio Lubin - Dated 1895 by Trieste
- Dante e La Cultura Medievale by Bruno Nardi - Dated 1949 by Gius. Laterza & Figli

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These volumes show advanced wear, with detached, chipping pages (several volumes completely disbound), showing age-toning and occasional moisture 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 9293

$80
Title: The Practical House Carpenter: Being A Complete Development of the Grecian Orders of Architecture
Author: Asher Benjamin
Publisher: The Proprietors
Printing Year: 1832

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with half-leather, this antique work is a third edition of this work on carpentry. This volume features the sixty-four full-page copper engraved plates, as called-for on the title page. This volume shows advanced age/wear indications, with loss to the spine cover and leather, the front board detached and the rear board cracked along the internal hinge. The text block is solidly bound, with age-toned and foxed pages. There are moisture indications throughout, including an advanced indication to the bottom right corner of first 50 pages, most evident on the title page and decreasing throughout. The volume measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 119 pages of text.
 
Lot 9294

$110
This lot includes the group of minstrel Black Americana ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes a broadside from Larkin Home Productions, as well as booklets of The Musical Servant, Denison's Blackface Series' A Pair of Hash Hounds, Bandanna, Junior Ministrel First-Part, and a booklet from An Amos 'N' Andy Radio Episode, "Amos' Wedding". Also included sheet music of Al Jolson's "Yoo-Hoo," and Amos N Andy's "Check and Double Check." 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 9295

$50
Title: Index Librorum Prohibitorum Sanctissimi Domini Nostri Gregorii XVI Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editus
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Ex Typographia Reverendae Camerae Apostolicae
Printing Year: 1835

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled paper with black leather spine backing, crimson spine labels and gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce Latin volume detailing books prohibited by the Pope Gregory XVI. The work features a frontispiece engraving of men burning books. The volume shows light external age/wear, with the corners bumped and some loss to the marbled paper. The spine cover is showing some separation along the external gutter with the front board. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned and foxed pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 405 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 9296

$55
Title: The Iron Furnace; or, Slavery and Secession
Author: John H. Aughey
Publisher: William S. & Alfred Martien
Printing Year: 1863

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume provides a detailed account of the secession of the South during the Civil War, with descriptions of the cruelty of slavery, battles and the cruel treatment of prisoners in the Confederacy. The author, Reverend John H. Aughey was imprisoned in Tupelo and escaped on the eve of his planned execution. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and two full-page engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and tearing to the cloth along the extremities and the front board detached from the text block along the internal gutter. The binding shows play, being split down the middle and having several pages/signatures detached, including the first signature containing the title page. The pages are age-toned with some foxing. The book measures approximately 5" x 7" and contains 296 pages.
 
Lot 9297

$100
This lot includes the group of four 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 Updike, John Irving, and Tom Wolfe. 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 9299

$20
This lot includes the group of art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include: British equestrian artists, William & Mary, Washington Allston, and Egypt. 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 9300

$35
This lot includes the group of Taschen art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). Topics include: Leonardo da Vinci, Impressionism, Haulhaus, and Futurismus. 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 9301

$40
This lot features the following original photograph:

Artist: Wallace Nutting
Medium: Hand-Tinted Original Photograph
Dimensions: Frame measures 15" by 12", Photograph measures 10.5" by 7.75"

Details/Condition: This original piece, entitled "Honeymoon Stroll", 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 shaded road beside an orchard. A vibrant pink-blossomed tree is in the foreground, flanked by a stone wall.

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 9302

$700
Title: Journal of the Plague Year: Being Observations or Memorials, of the Most Remarkable Occurrences, as Well Publick as Private, Which Happened in London During the Last Great Visitation in 1665
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publisher: E. Nutt
Printing Year: 1722 First Edition

Condition/Details: Decoratively rebound in two-toned leather with bright gilt embossing and gilt tooling along the spine and crimson spine label, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of Daniel Defoe's history of the Plague of 1665. The work was published uncredited to Defoe, with the author instead being listed as "A Citizen who continued all the while in London."

Journal of the Plague Year is a fictionalized account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague struck the city of London. The book is told roughly chronologically, though without sections or chapter headings. Although it purports to have been written several years after the event, it actually was written in the years just prior to the book's first publication in March 1722. Defoe was only five years old in 1665, and the book itself was published under the initials H. F. The novel probably was based on the journals of Defoe's uncle, Henry Foe.

In the book, Defoe goes to great pains to achieve an effect of verisimilitude, identifying specific neighborhoods, streets, and even houses in which events took place. Additionally, it provides tables of casualty figures and discusses the credibility of various accounts and anecdotes received by the narrator. The novel often is compared to the actual, contemporary accounts of the plague in the diary of Samuel Pepys. Defoe's account, although fictionalized, is far more systematic and detailed than Pepys's first-person account. (description courtesy of Wikipedia)

This volume has been professionally rebound in a decorative binding, with bright gilt embossing and gilded page edges and marbled endpapers. The half-title page was removed and the page edges of the text block were trimmed when rebound. The volume shows some external age/wear, and the front board is detached. There is some light rubbing along the extremities of the spine and boards. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Two decorative bookplates from previous owners are mounted on the front endpapers. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7" and contains 287 pages.
 
Lot 9303

$55
Title: Footprints of the Gods, The Point Lobos Saga
Author: Lucien Clergue
Publisher: Iris Publications, Inc.
Printing Year: 1989

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound tan cloth with gilt embossing and in the original pictorial cream dust jacket, this author-signed volume is a photographic study of nature along the Pacific Ocean border. The work is inscribed and signed by Clergue on the half-title page. The work is profusely illustrated with photographic plates depicting the American Southwest, several spanning two pages. This volume shows very well, with light age/wear indications, including some minor shelf wear. The text block is well bound, with clean, bright pages. The volume measures approximately 9" x 12.5" and contains 96 pages of text.
 
Lot 9304

$25
This lot includes the group of art exhibit catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Some artists represented in this lot are: Rockwell Kent, Louis Lozowick, Max Weber, Ansel Adams, and Julio Gonzalez. 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 9305

$50
Title: Opere Complete di Niccolo Machiavelli
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Publisher: A Spese dell'Editore Ernesto Oliva
Printing Year: 1850
Number of Volumes: Complete two-volume set

Notes: Bound in marbled paper with leather spine backing, raised spine bands and gilt embossing, this antique Italian set is a collection of the works of the acclaimed Italian author and philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli. The first volume features a frontispiece engraved portrait of Machiavelli and an engraving of Machiavelli's monument. The text throughout both volumes is in two columns. The volumes show some external age/wear, with rubbing and sunning to the leather and to the marbled paper. The volumes are solidly bound with age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9".

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 9306

$25
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles included are City of Ambition, The Chrysler Building, and Painting the Town. 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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