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Lot 4001

$200

Title: The Diamond Atlas. With Descriptions of All Countries: Exhibiting Their Actual and Comparative Extent. And Their Present Political Divisions, Founded on the Most Recent Discoveries and Rectifications. The Eastern Hemisphere
Author: Charles W. Morse
Publisher: Samuel N. Gaston
City: New York
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: 239 pages
Width: 7" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique volume is bound in red cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering and ornamental designs. The top of the spine has small tears. This remarkably well-preserved book otherwise shows only light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The text block has gilt edges. The pages exhibit light foxing. This work contains 31 hand-colored maps. The text is in double columns.
Lot 4002

$475

Title: The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects
Author: Thomas Meehan - Thomas Meehan was a noted British-born nurseryman, botanist and author. He worked as a Kew gardener in 1846–1848, and thereafter he moved to Germantown in Philadelphia. He was the founder of Meehan’s Monthly (1891–1901) and editor of Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888).

Meehan grew up on the Isle of Wight. His interest in plants was sparked by his father, who was a gardener. He published his first botanical contribution at age fourteen, which led to his membership of the Wernernian Society. His knowledge and skills resulted in his securing a position at Kew Gardens from 1846 to 1848, where he was influenced by William Jackson Hooker.

Meehan travelled to Philadelphia in 1848 and worked for the owner of Bartram's Garden, who was pioneer locomotive builder Andrew M. Eastwick (1811–1879) and who, with Thomas De Kay and Joseph Harrison, had contracted to build the first railroad in Russia . Meehan started a nursery in partnership with William Saunders in Germantown near Philadelphia, where he lived with his family for the rest of his life. When his business with Saunders ended, he started the Germantown Nurseries, which became Thomas Meehan & Sons in 1896. His brother Joseph Meehan (1840-1920) joined the firm in 1859. Thomas Meehan's three sons Thomas B. Meehan, Mendelson Meehan and J. Franklin Meehan also had notable careers while they ran the nursery. J. Franklin designed parks and golf courses including Spring Ford Country Club, Ashborne Country Club and North Hills (originally called Edge Hill Golf Club). He left Edge Hill to design Sandy Run Country Club, where he also served as its first president.

Meehan and family supplied plants to the United States and Europe for seven decades, expanding to cover 60 hectares in the twentieth century. Their specialty was ornamentals, such as Japanese maples. In 1888, Thomas Meehan rediscovered the Pink Dogwood Cornus florida var. rubra, which was thought to be extinct, along the banks of the Wissahickon Creek, which is now part of Philadelphia municipal park system. Meehan’s researches in botany led to his being the editor of The Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888), and then of Meehans' Monthly (1891–1902), two horticultural journals with the largest circulation at that time. Meehan wrote his own agriculture columns for five newspapers.

Meehan was a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the American Association of Nurserymen, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the American Pomological Society, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Philosophical Society. He was also an honorary member of the Royal Horticultural Society (London). He corresponded with foremost botanists William Darlington, Josiah Hoopes, William Saunders, George Engelmann, John Torrey, Asa Gray, Maxwell T. Masters, Ferdinand von Mueller, George Nicholson and Charles Darwin.


Publisher: L. Prang and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1878
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This attractive antique set is bound in pebbled dark brown cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. A pictorial design depicting a bouquet is stamped in gold at the center of each front cover. The books show light shelfwear. The front and rear hinges of each volume are cracked. This set has gilt edges and brown endpapers. A period annotation by a previous owner appears on a blank preliminary page in each volume. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded chromolithographs.
Lot 4003

$1700

Title: Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life
Author: Sherwood Anderson - Sherwood Anderson was an American novelist and short story writer. His most enduring work is the short story sequence "Winesburg, Ohio." Writers he has influenced include Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe. It was Anderson's influence which saw both Faulkner and Hemingway first published.
Publisher: B. W. Huebsch
City: New York
Year: 1919
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 303 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
"Winesburg, Ohio" (full title: "Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life") is a 1919 short story cycle by the American author Sherwood Anderson. The work is structured around the life of protagonist George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man. It is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio (not to be confused with the actual Winesburg), which is based loosely on the author's childhood memories of Clyde, Ohio.

Mostly written from late 1915 to early 1916, with a few stories completed closer to publication, they were "...conceived as complementary parts of a whole, centered in the background of a single community." The book consists of twenty-two stories, with the first story, "The Book of the Grotesque", serving as an introduction. Each of the stories shares a specific character's past and present struggle to overcome the loneliness and isolation that seems to permeate the town. Stylistically, because of its emphasis on the psychological insights of characters over plot, and plain-spoken prose, Winesburg, Ohio is known as one of the earliest works of Modernist literature.

Winesburg, Ohio was received well by critics despite some reservations about its moral tone and unconventional storytelling. Though its reputation waned in the 1930s, it has since rebounded and is now considered one of the most influential portraits of pre-industrial small-town life in the United States.

In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Winesburg, Ohio 24th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this edition of this novel. The inscription on the front flyleaf is dated 7/1/19 and reads "Leroy Goble / an artist in human / (illegible word) / Sherwood Anderson." The following identification points are present: the title frame on right is unbroken, the word "lay" appears on line 5 of page 86, and the second "the " on line 3 of page 251 is smudged.

This antique volume is bound in pale orange cloth, with a printed paper spine label. The publisher's emblem is blindstamped at the center of the front cover. The book shows external wear, with darkened spine and light soiling to the covers. The binding is firm. A map of "Winesburg" is attached to the front pastedown. Offsetting appears on the front flyleaf from a laid-in newspaper clipping with a review of Anderson's "Marching Men."

This book is from the library of Leroy Truman Goble, a minor figure in the Chicago literary renaissance of the 1920's. Goble was friendly with the likes of Sherwood Anderson and Ben Hecht. He was also a photographer and artist, although he seems to have worked in the fledgling advertising in Chicago during that time.

Lot 4004

$90

Title: A Tour of the World: Its Famous Cities and Strange Peoples, Their Histories, Religions, and Ethnology
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Leo de Colange
Publisher: University Press Company of New York
City: New York
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique set is bound in dark brown cloth, with elaborate ornamental lettering and designs stamped in gold and black. The books show very moderate external wear, with minor tears at the front spine edges. The bindings are sound. The volumes have gilt top edges and moire endpapers. Some (minor) smudging may be seen on blank pages and versos of the plates. The interiors are otherwise clean and bright. This work is sumptuously illustrated, with chromolithographic frontispieces with captioned tissue guards, illustrated half title pages, tissue-guarded plates, in-text illustrations, vignettes and ornamentalized initials.
Lot 4005

$55

Title: The Carpenter's New Guide: A Complete Book of Lines for Carpentry and Joinery: Treating Fully on Practical Geometry, Soffits, Groins, Niches, Roofs, and Domes, and Containing a Great Variety of Original Designs. Also a Full Exemplification of the Theory and Practice of Stair Building, Cornices, Mouldings, and Dressings of Every Description. Including Also Some Observations and Calculations on the Strength of Timber
Author: Noah K. Davis, Peter Nicholson - Peter Nicholson was a Scottish architect, mathematician and engineer. Largely self-taught, he was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker but soon abandoned his trade in favour of teaching and writing. He practised as an architect but is best remembered for his theoretical work on the skew arch (he never actually constructed one himself), his invention of draughtsman's instruments, including a centrolinead and a cyclograph, and his prolific writing on numerous practical subject, Samuel Sloan - Samuel Sloan was a Philadelphia-based architect and best-selling author of architecture books in the mid-19th century. He specialized in Italianate villas and country houses, churches, and institutional buildings. His most famous building—the octagonal mansion "Longwood" in Natchez, Mississippi—is unfinished; construction was abandoned during the American Civil War.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1868
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 107 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated sixteenth edition of this landmark work.

This antique volume is bound in quarter black leather and pebbled dark brown cloth. The spine has stamped gilt lettering and ruling. The book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and minor chipping to the spine. The binding is sound. A previous owner's stamp is visible on the front pastedown. The endpapers display foxing. (Faint) Marginal smudging is visible on a small number of pages. This work contains a frontispiece and 80 plates.
Lot 4006

$450

Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
Author: Ulysses S. Grant - Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant was the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877) following his highly successful role as a war general in the second half of the Civil War. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military; having effectively ended the war and secession with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox. As president he led the Radical Republicans in their effort to eliminate all vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery. Upset over uncontrolled violence in the South, President Grant effectively destroyed the Ku Klux Klan in 1871. President Grant believed in the protection of African American voting and civil rights. In terms of foreign policy, Grant revealed an "unexpected capacity for deliberation and consultation" that promoted the national interest. His reputation was marred by his repeated defense of corrupt appointees, and by the deep economic depression (called the "Panic of 1873") that dominated his second term. Although his Republican Party split in 1872 with reformers denouncing him, Grant was easily reelected. By 1875 the conservative white Southern opposition regained control of every state in the South and as he left the White House in March 1877 his policies were being undone. Reconstruction ended on a note of failure as the civil rights of blacks did not remain secure. President Grant, however, after the controversial Presidential election of 1876, through a series of military deployments, secured the South from secession.
A career soldier, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the Mexican–American War. When the Civil War began in 1861, Grant trained Union volunteer regiments in Illinois. In 1862, as a general he fought a series of battles and was promoted to major general after forcing the surrender of a large Confederate army and gaining control of Kentucky and most of Tennessee. He then led Union forces to victory after initial setbacks in the Battle of Shiloh, earning a reputation as an aggressive commander. In July 1863, after a long, complex campaign, Grant defeated five uncoordinated Confederate armies (capturing one of them) and seized Vicksburg. This famous victory gave the Union full control of the Mississippi River, split off the western Confederacy, and opened the way for more Union triumphs. After another win at the Battle of Chattanooga in late 1863, President Abraham Lincoln made him lieutenant general and commander of all of the Union Armies. As commanding general of the army, Grant confronted Robert E. Lee in a series of very bloody battles in 1864 known as the Overland Campaign that ended with the bottling up of Lee at Petersburg, outside the Confederate capital of Richmond. During the siege, Grant coordinated a series of devastating campaigns launched by William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip Sheridan, and George Thomas. Finally breaking through Lee's trenches, the Union Army captured Richmond in April 1865. Lee surrendered his depleted forces to Grant at Appomattox as the Confederacy collapsed. Although Lee's allies denounced Grant in the 1870s as a ruthless butcher who won by brute force, most historians have hailed his military genius.
Grant's two consecutive terms as President stabilized the nation after the American Civil War and during the turbulent Reconstruction period that followed. As president, he enforced Reconstruction by enforcing civil rights laws and fighting Ku Klux Klan violence. Grant won passage of the Fifteenth Amendment; giving constitutional protection for African-American voting rights. He used the army to build the Republican Party in the South, based on black voters, Northern newcomers ("Carpetbaggers") and native white supporters ("Scalawags.") As a result, African Americans were represented in the U.S. Congress for the first time in American history in 1870. Grant's reputation as president by 1875 was at an all-time high for his previous veto of the Inflation Bill, the passage of the Resumption of Specie Act, and Secretary Bristow's successful raids that shut down the Whiskey Ring.
Grant's foreign policy, led by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish, implemented International Arbitration, settled the Alabama Claims with Britain and avoided war with Spain over the Virginius Affair. His attempted annexation of the Dominican Republic failed. Grant's response to the Panic of 1873 gave necessary, although limited, financial relief to New York banking houses, but was ineffective in stopping the severe five year industrial depression that followed. More than any other president, Grant had to respond to Congressional investigations into financial corruption charges of all federal departments. In 1876, Grant's reputation was damaged by his White House deposition defending his personal secretary Orville Babcock, indicted in the Whiskey Ring graft trials, and his Secretary of War William W. Belknap's resignation, impeachment by the House, trial and acquittal in the Senate over receiving profit money from the Fort Sill tradership. After leaving office, Grant embarked on a two-year world tour that included many enthusiastic royal receptions. In 1880, he made an unsuccessful bid for a third presidential term. His memoirs were a critical and popular success. Historians until recently have given Grant's presidency the worst rankings; however, his reputation has significantly improved because of greater appreciation for his foreign policy and civil rights achievements, particularly: avoiding war with Britain and Spain, the Fifteenth Amendment, persecution of the Ku Klux Klan, enforcement of voting rights, and his Indian Peace Policy.





Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in dark green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. The "Stars and Bars" appear on spines, and front cover is decorated with a gilt medallion showing Grant in profile. The books display moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The bindings are tight. A previous owner's name and the date of 1891 appear on the front flyleaves. The interiors are clean and without markings. This work contains tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits of the author and is profusely illustrated with full-page maps and intact fold-out facsimile in second volume is detached and laid in.
Lot 4007

$130

Title: John Eliot and the Indians, 1652-1657: Being Letters Addressed to Rev. Jonathan Hanmer of Barnstaple, England. Reproduced from the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of Theodore N. Vail
Author: John Eliot - John Eliot was a Puritan missionary to the American Indians whom some called “the apostle to the Indians.”

Editor: Wilberforce Eames - Wilberforce Eames was a U.S. bibliographer and librarian.

Eames was born in Newark, New Jersey to Nelson and Harriet Phoebe Eames (nee Crame).

He worked for the East New York Sentinel from 1870, and from 1873 to 1879 in the bookstore of Edward R. Gillespie, then for several book dealers until 1885. After that, he worked as a personal assistant for George Henry Moore, head of Lenox Library.

He became a librarian at Lenox, and eventually Chief of the American History Division at the New York Public Library in 1911, and Bibliographer there in 1916.

Eames contributed to many bibliographies, including Joseph Sabin's "Dictionary of Books relating to America." He also amassed a private book collection, counting 20,000 books in 1904, many of which were later bequeathed to and incorporated into the NYPL.

A self-taught scholar, Harvard University awarded him an honorary degree in 1896, as did the University of Michigan and the Brown University (both in 1924). In 1929, he received the gold medal of the Bibliographical Society of London, and honors of the New York Historical Society in 1931. (Information courtesy of WIkipedia)





Publisher: The Adams & Grace Press
City: New York
Year: 1915
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 31 leaves
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is one of a limited edition of 150 copies.

This antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards and a vellum spine. A printed paper label appears on the spine. The book shows external wear, with light soiling and small stains to the covers. Minor loss is visible at the foot of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is firm. The remnants of a bookplate can be seen on the front pastedown. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of John Eliot as well as facsimiles of title-pages of fourteen of Eliot's printed works. The plate and facsimiles have guard sheets with descriptive letterpress.
Lot 4008

$475

Title: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. With Notes, Supplementary Chapters, and a Life of Dr. Smith
Author: Adam Smith - Adam Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Adam Smith is best known for two classic works: "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" (1759), and "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" (1776). The latter, usually abbreviated as "The Wealth of Nations," is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. Smith is cited as the "father of modern economics" and is still among the most influential thinkers in the field of economics today. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Smith studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was one of the first students to benefit from scholarships set up by his fellow Glaswegian John Snell. After graduating, he delivered a successful series of public lectures at the University of Edinburgh, leading him to collaborate with David Hume during the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith obtained a professorship at Glasgow teaching moral philosophy, and during this time he wrote and published "The Theory of Moral Sentiments." In his later life, he took a tutoring position that allowed him to travel throughout Europe, where he met other intellectual leaders of his day. Smith then returned home and spent the next ten years writing "The Wealth of Nations," publishing it in 1776. He died in 1790 at the age of 67.

Publisher: Printed for Oliver D. Cooke
City: Hartford
Year: 1811
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations," generally referred to by its shortened title "The Wealth of Nations," is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, the book offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds nations' wealth and is today a fundamental work in classical economics. By reflecting upon the economics at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, the book touches upon such broad topics as the division of labor, productivity, and free markets. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This scarce early American edition is from the eleventh London edition, "with notes, supplementary chapters, and a life of Dr. Smith" by William Playfair.

This antique set is bound in full brown leather, with gilt-lettered red leather spine labels. The books show external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to the covers. Minor loss of material is visible in the upper inside corner of the rear board. The front hinge of the second volume is cracked. The binding of the first is sound. The speckled edges of the text blocks display occasional minor white spotting. Antique library bookplates can be seen on the front pastedowns. The endpapers are foxed. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing.
Lot 4009

$110

Title: A Treatise on the Manufacture and Distillation of Alcoholic Liquors: Comprising Accurate and Complete Details in Regard to Alcohol from Wine, Molasses, Beets, Grain, Rice, Potatoes, Sorghum, Asphodel, Fruits, etc., with the Distrillation and Rectification of Brandy, Whiskey, Rum, Gin, Swiss Absinthe, etc., the Preparation of Aromatic Waters, Volatile Oils or Essences, Sugars, Syrups, Aromatic Tinctures, Liqueurs, Cordial Wines, Effervescing Wines, etc., the Aging of Brandy and the Improvement of Spirits, with Copious Directions and Tables for Testing and Reducing Spirituous Liquors, etc. etc. To Which Are Added the United States Internal Revenue Regulations for the Assessment and Collection of Taxes on Distilled Spirits
Author: Pierre Duplais, Aine, Pierre Duplais, Jeune
Translor: M. McKennzie
Publisher: Henry Carey Baird, Industrial Publisher
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxviii/(17)-743 pages plus 32 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This is a translation of "Traite des liqueurs et de la distillation des alcools" (1855-1858)

Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and light soiling to the covers. Minor loss of material is visible at the top/bottom of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is cracked at the front of the volume and separating at the rear hinge. The text block is intact. The pages display occasional foxing and/or spotting. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece and intact fold-out plates at the rear of the volume.
Lot 4010

$900

Title: The King in Yellow
Author: Robert W. Chambers - Robert William Chambers was an American artist and fiction writer, best known for his book of short stories entitled "The King in Yellow," published in 1895.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to William P. Chambers (1827–1911), a famous lawyer, and Caroline (Boughton) Chambers, a direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of Providence, Rhode Island. Robert's brother was Walter Boughton Chambers, the world famous architect.

Robert was first educated at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, and then entered the Art Students' League at around the age of twenty, where the artist Charles Dana Gibson was his fellow student. Chambers studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and at Academie Julian, in Paris from 1886 to 1893, and his work was displayed at the Salon as early as 1889. On his return to New York, he succeeded in selling his illustrations to Life, Truth, and Vogue magazines. Then, for reasons unclear, he devoted his time to writing, producing his first novel, In the Quarter (written in 1887 in Munich). His most famous, and perhaps most meritorious, effort is "The King in Yellow," a collection of Art Nouveau short stories published in 1895. This included several famous weird short stories which are connected by the theme of a fictitious drama of the same title, which drives those who read it insane. E. F. Bleiler described "The King in Yellow" as one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction. It was also strongly admired by H.P. Lovecraft and his circle.

Chambers returned to the weird genre in his later short story collections "The Maker of Moons," "The Mystery of Choice" and "The Tree of Heaven," but none earned him as much success as "The King in Yellow." Some of Chambers's work contains elements of science fiction, such as "In Search of the Unknown and Police!!!," about a zoologist who encounters monsters.

Chambers later turned to writing romantic fiction to earn a living. According to some estimates, Chambers had one of the most successful literary careers of his period, his later novels selling well and a handful achieving best-seller status. Many of his works were also serialized in magazines.

His novel "The Man They Hanged" was about Captain Kidd, and argued that Kidd was not a pirate, and had been made a scapegoat by the British government.

During World War I he wrote war adventure novels, and war stories, some of which showed a strong return to his old weird style, such as "Marooned" in "Barbarians" (1917). After 1924 he devoted himself solely to writing historical fiction.

Chambers for several years made Broadalbin, New York, his summer home. Some of his novels touch upon colonial life in Broadalbin and Johnstown.

On July 12, 1898, he married Elsa Vaughn Moller (1882–1939). They had a son, Robert Edward Stuart Chambers (who sometimes used the name Robert Husted Chambers).

Robert W. Chambers died on December 16, 1933, after having undergone intestinal surgery three days earlier. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)


Publisher: F. Tennyson Neely, Publisher
City: Chicago
Year: 1895
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 316 pages plus 1 pages of publisher's advertisement
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: "The King in Yellow" is a book of short stories by American writer Robert W. Chambers, first published by F. Tennyson Neely in 1895. The book is named after a fictional play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the stories. The first half of the book features highly esteemed weird stories, and the book has been described by critics such as E. F. Bleiler, S.T. Joshi, and T. E. D. Klein as a classic in the field of the supernatural. There are ten stories, the first four of which, "The Repairer of Reputations", "The Mask", "In the Court of the Dragon" and "The Yellow Sign", mention "The King in Yellow," a forbidden play which induces despair or madness in those who read it. "The Yellow Sign" inspired a film of the same name released in 2001.

The British first edition was published by Chatto & Windus in 1895 (316 pages) (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)



Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. The inscription on the front flyleaf "This is the genuine/ first issue, first / edition of The / King in Yellow (words of the title underlined) / Robert W. Chambers / Oct 28th 1918."

This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with brown lettering to the spine and front cover. The front cover bears a pictorial design depicting a green lizard against a brown background, with the caption "Neely's Prismatic Library" along the bottom edge. The book shows light soiling to the covers and darkening to the spine. The binding is sound. The volume has gilt top edge, with other edges uncut.The pages are clean and without markings.

This book is from the library of Leroy Truman Goble, a minor figure in the Chicago literary renaissance of the 1920's. Goble was friendly with the likes of Sherwood Anderson and Ben Hecht. He was also a photographer and artist, although he seems to have worked in the fledgling advertising in Chicago during that time.
Lot 4011

$90

Title: The Dyeing of Cotton and Other Vegetable Fibres with the Dyestuffs of Leopold Cassella & Co., Frankfort o. Main
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Leopold Cassella & Co.
City: Frankfurt am Main
Year: 1902
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/448 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: "Cassella AG, formerly Leopold Cassella & Co. and Cassella Farbwerke Mainkur AG, commonly known as Cassella, was a German chemical and pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. Founded in 1798 in the Frankfurt Jewish Alley by Leopold Cassella, Cassella operated as an independent company until 1995 and was one of many predecessor companies of today's Sanofi. Its history is closely tied to its former owners, the prominent Jewish German Gans family. Its main products were dyes, drugs, cosmetics and various other chemical products." (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half leather and black cloth boards. The spine has raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and ruling. The book shows shelfwear, with minor loss of material at the lower outside corner of the rear board. The covers display some scratching, mild rubbing and light soiling. The binding is sound. This volume has decorative endpapers. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with numerous colored swatches and a small number of textual illustrations.
Lot 4012

$70

Title: Forty Modern Fables
Author: George Ade - George Ade was an American writer, newspaper columnist, and playwright.
Publisher: R. H. Russell
City: New York
Year: 1901
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/303 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: "Ade's humorous fables, which first appeared in book form in 1899's "Fables in Slang," were an immediate hit with the public. These “modern fables"” were syndicated nationally and even produced as movies." (Indiana Historical Society)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. The inscription on the copyright page reads "Inscribed for / Leroy T. Goble / with cordial best / wishes. / George Ade / May 3 - 1912."

This antique volume is bound in illustrated paper-covered boards and a green cloth spine. The spine has black lettering. The front and rear cover display a donkey wearing a suit and glasses, reading a book entitled "Forty Modern Fables." The animal can be sitting within an ornate frame, with a color drawing depicting a lush city park. The book shows external wear, with a darkened spine displaying minor loss at its head, and light soiling to the covers. A small red stain appears in the lower right corner. The front hinge is cracked. An antique bookplate appears on the front flyleaf. A small book dealer's sticker (Powner's Book Store, Chicago) can be seen in the lower right corner of the pastedown. The upper half of the title page is detached. This work is illustrated with a title page vignette and ornamentalized initials.


This book is from the library of Leroy Truman Goble, a minor figure in the Chicago literary renaissance of the 1920's. Goble was friendly with the likes of Sherwood Anderson and Ben Hecht. He was also a photographer and artist, although he seems to have worked in the fledgling advertising in Chicago during that time.


Lot 4013

$50

Title: The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby
Author: Charles Kingsley - Charles Kingsley was a priest of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. He was a friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin.

Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
City: London
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 330 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby" is a children's novel by the Reverend Charles Kingsley. Written in 1862–63 as a serial for Macmillan's Magazine, it was first published in its entirety in 1863. It was written as part satire in support of Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species." The book was extremely popular in England, and was a mainstay of British children's literature for many decades, but eventually fell out of favour in part due to its prejudices (common at the time) against Irish, Jews, Americans, and the poor. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is a stated new edition of this landmark novel, "with one hundred illustrations by Linley Sambourne."

This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and the author's initials within an elaborate decorative design stamped in gold at the center of the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is firm. The rear flyleaf has pencil annotations. The pages are clean and without markings. This work presents in-text and full-page illustrations.
Lot 4014

$35

Title: Routledge Rides Alone
Author: Will Levington Comfort - Will Levington Comfort was a U.S. writer, known primarily for adventure novels such as "Apache." Three of Comfort's works served as the story for feature films. "Somewhere in Sonora," based on his novel "Somewhere south of Sonora," was remade in 1933 starring John Wayne.

The "Will Levington Comfort Letters" (2 volumes, 1920–21) deal with theosophical subjects, and influenced among others Alice Bailey. Comfort introduced composer/astrologer Dane Rudhyar to Marc Edmund Jones who introduced Rudhyar to the study of astrology. Rudhyar married Comfort's secretary, Maria Contento. Comfort was also an influence on painters Mabel Alvarez and Agnes Pelton.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1910
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 310 pages plus 5 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this novel. The inscription on the front flyleaf is dated July 6, 1912 and reads "To Mr. L. T. Goble / with the regard / and best wishes / Will Levington Comfort."

This antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped white lettering to the spine and front cover. A color pastedown can be seen on the front cover. The book shows external wear, with darkening to the spine and light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. An antique bookplate appears on the front pastedown. The pages are clean and without markings.

This book is from the library of Leroy Truman Goble, a minor figure in the Chicago literary renaissance of the 1920's. Goble was friendly with the likes of Sherwood Anderson and Ben Hecht. He was also a photographer and artist, although he seems to have worked in the fledgling advertising in Chicago during that time.

Lot 4015

$60

Title: Fashion Is Spinach
Author: Elizabeth Hawes - Elizabeth Hawes was an American clothing designer, outspoken critic of the fashion industry, and champion of ready to wear and people's right to have the clothes they desired, rather than the clothes dictated to be fashionable. She was among the first Americans to establish their reputations outside of Paris haute couture. In addition to her work in the fashion industry as a sketcher, copyist, stylist, and journalist, and designer, she was an author, union organizer, champion of gender equality, and political activist. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/336 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: In 1938, Hawes published "Fashion Is Spinach," an autobiographical critique and exposé of the fashion industry. The title came from a Carl Rose cartoon published in The New Yorker on December 8, 1928. At the same time as she attacked the pretense of fashion, she produced popular designs like a simple dress with a full wide skirt—one of her trademarks—worn by Joan Bennett in a Wrigley's chewing gum advertisement. Life magazine reported the commercial relationship by noting that "Elizabeth Hawes has always had, in addition to her talent for designing clothes, an equal talent for publicizing and promoting Elizabeth Hawes." The designer of the chewing gum dress, Life reported, "now sells her very expensive, made-to-order dresses from a gray stone house on East 67th Street, Manhattan."

"In Fashion Is Spinach," according to one summary, she said that "Style ... changes only in accordance with a true change in public taste or need, whereas fashions change because the industry must meet payrolls, magazines must be published, and a myth must be perpetuated." Sometimes it is style's utilitarian nature, its close adaptation to the needs of the user, that she praises: "Style in 1937 may give you a functional house and functional clothes to wear in it. Style doesn't give a whoop whether your comfortable clothes are red or yellow or blue, or whether your bag matches your shoes. Style gives you shorts for tennis because they are practical. Style takes away the wasp-waisted corset when women get free and active." She noted how men by contrast were not subject to fashion. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is a stated sixth printing of this landmark title.

This volume is bound in black cloth, with cream-colored panels and ornamental designs to the covers. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is firm. This volume has illustrated endpapers. A previous owner's name appears at the top of the front flyleaf. The pages are clean and without markings. This work contains a number of vignettes. The decorations are by Alexey Brodovitch.
Lot 4016

$40

Title: Reporter: A Novel
Author: Meyer Levin - Meyer Levin was an American novelist. Perhaps best known for his work on the Leopold and Loeb case, Levin worked as a journalist (for the Chicago Daily News and, from 1933–39, as an editor for Esquire).

Levin published six novels before World War II. Though critical response was good, none were successful financially. "Reporter" (1929) was a novel of the modern newspapers, "Frankie and Johnny" (1930) an urban romance, "Yehuda" (1931) takes place on a kibbutz, and "The New Bridge" (1933) dealt with unemployed construction workers at the beginning of the Depression. In 1937, Levin published "The Old Bunch," a story of immigrant Chicago Jewry that James T. Farrell called "one of the most serious and ambitious novels yet produced by the current generation of American novelists." "Citizens" (1940) was a fictional account of the 1937 strike at the Republic Steel Company plant outside Chicago. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

After the war, Levin wrote, with the approval of the Frank Family, a play based on The Diary of Anne Frank, but his play was not produced. Instead a version of the same story dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett reached Broadway. Levin sued for plagarism.[2]

Meyer wrote the 1956 novel Compulsion, inspired by the Leopold and Loeb case. The novel, for which Levin was given a Special Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America in 1957, was the basis for Levin's own 1957 play adaptation and the 1959 film based on it, starring Orson Welles.[3] Compulsion was "the first 'documentary' or 'non-fiction novel' ("a style later used in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song").[






Publisher: The John Day Company
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 409 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this debut novel. The inscription on the front flyleaf reads "(for Roy who owns / Erik Dorn) / Incest / is best / by test / I've tried / the rest / Meyer Levin."

This antique volume is bound in black cloth, with black lettering over red panels. The book shows external wear, with the top edge of the spine cover peeling and light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and without markings. A review from the Chicagoan magazine is laid in.

This book is from the library of Leroy Truman Goble, a minor figure in the Chicago literary renaissance of the 1920's. Goble was friendly with the likes of Sherwood Anderson and Ben Hecht. He was also a photographer and artist, although he seems to have worked in the fledgling advertising in Chicago during that time.
Lot 4017

$20

Details: This lot consists of the Antique Estate Magazines and Ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Included is a World War II era issue of "New Masses" (June 25, 1940), and a Depression Era Montgomery Ward Catalog (Spring and Summer, 1933). Almanacs include "Ayer's" (1906), "Poor Richard" (1916), and "New York Observer" (1871). Other items include "Islands In Crystal Steuben Glass", "Bulletin of the New York State Museum" (1899), "Hints On Menus And Menu-Making, Tables Service, Catering, Carving, etc. for the Woman Who Entertains", and a 1938 folding map for the Southeastern States from AAA.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications.
Lot 4018

$225

Details: This lot consists of the Antique Photographs shown in the corresponding images.

These items include stage/screen shots with various character poses and tableau. Many of these photographs are mounted on sepia toned paper with 4-punch holes, some loose and others within a (4-ring) binder. These include representations of characters from the Orient, Near East, and Antiquity. There are also a number of items with a South West/Mexican theme depicting Adobe buildings and Native American Indians. A series of nudes are also included.

These items are form the Estate of Leroy Goble. Leroy Truman Goble was a minor figure in the Chicago literary renaissance of the 1920s, and was friendly with the likes of Sherwood Anderson and Ben Hecht. He was also a photographer and artist, although he seems to have worked in the fledgling advertising business in Chicago during that time.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 4019

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique art history books shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of the lot include a numbered limited edition (nineteen) of "Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals", an author-signed and edition of "Postscript to Criticism" by Carroll Carstairs, and an author-signed edition of "Letters On The New Art" by Charles Biederman. Also present are "Indian Impressions" by George Biddle and "The Layman's Music Book" by Olga Samaroff Stokowski, both in original dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition with signs of age/wear concentrated around the extremities. "The Layman's Music Book", "Indian Impressions", and "Postscript to Criticism" feature original dust jackets, while "Oceanian Art" is protected by a slip case. Other decorative features such as gilt design on covers and spines are visible.
Lot 4020

$70

Title: The Douay-Rheims New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With a Comprehensive Catholic Commentary and an Illustrated Bible Dictionary and History of the Books of the Bible
Author: uncredited author
Editor: George Leo Haydock
Publisher: Catholic Treasures
City: Moravia, California
Year: 1991/1992
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This two-volume set is bound in red leatherette with bright gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. The emblem of the Pope appears stamped in gold on the front covers. The books are in excellent condition. This work contains textual illustrations.
Lot 4021

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the Vintage and Antique History of Craftsmanship shown in the corresponding images.

"'Van Cleve's Receipts:' Being Secret Knowledge Disclosed; A Plain Way To Wealth." is a first edition (B. Frank Van Cleve, 1873). Other volumes include the topics of fixtures, furnishings, graining and marbling, brass and iron foundry, copper work, and wood turning and wares.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications.
Lot 4022

$100

Book Details: This lot consists of the Vintage and Antique American History shown in the corresponding images.

First Printing of the Wall Street history "The Story Of A Street" by Frederick Trevor Hill (Harper & Brother Publisher, 1908). "The Drums Of Ephraim Williams A Brief" contains laid in ephemera, and attached card reading "Complimentary Gen. William A. Pew Salem, Massachusetts". Other military history includes the two volume set "The West Point Atlas Of American Wars", and "Infantry Drill Regulations United States Army 1904".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. "History Of Saint Louis The Fourth City 1764-1909" volume I only.
Lot 4023

$80

Title: Elements of Technology, Taken Chiefly from a Course of Lectures Delivered at Cambridge, on the Application of the Sciences to the Useful Arts. Now Published for the Use of Seminaries and Students
Author: Jacob Bigelow - Bigelow was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts on February 7, 1787 (other sources claim 1786). Bigelow graduated from Harvard College in 1806 and then studied under John Gorham. He then graduated from the University of Pennsylvania medical school in 1810. He also studied under botantist Benjamin Barton. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1812.

Bigelow taught medicine and botany at Harvard and published numerous books, including one of America's first botanical books, "American Medical Botany." His interest in mechanics led to his appointment as Rumford Professor, a position endowed at Harvard for the purpose of teaching the application of science to the useful arts, which he held from 1816 to 1827. His interest in mechanics and non-biological sciences was also illustrated by the publication of his "Elements of Technology" in 1829.

Bigelow came up with the idea for Mount Auburn Cemetery as early as 1825, though a site was not acquired until five years later. Bigelow was concerned about the unhealthiness of burials under churches as well as the possibility of running out of space. With help from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded on 70 acres (280,000 m2) of land authorized by the Massachusetts Legislature for use as a garden or rural cemetery. It was dedicated in 1831 by Joseph Story, first president of the Mount Auburn Association.

Bigelow died on January 10, 1879 and was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Publisher: Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins
City: Boston
Year: 1829
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/507 pages plus 22 plates
Width: 6.5" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has been rebound in gray cloth boards with a black cloth spine. The spine has a newer printed label. The book shows light soiling. The binding is sound. An antique library bookplate can be seen on the front pastedown. The rear endpaper and blank pages at the rear of the volume have notations in pencil and ink. A previous owner's name appears at the top of the front flyleaf. The pages display sporadic light foxing. Library markings in pencil can be seen at the bottom of the title page and on the copyright page. This work has a fold-out frontispiece, textual illustrations and plates, several of which fold out.
Lot 4024

$25

Title: Quality Street, a Comedy in Four Acts
Author: J. M. Barrie - Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in "The Little White Bird"), then to write "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up," a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularizing the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
City: London
Year: 1913
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 197 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Book Details: "Quality Street" is a comedy in four acts by J. M. Barrie, written before his more famous work Peter Pan. The story is about two sisters who start a school "for genteel children".

The original Broadway production opened in 1901 and ran for only 64 performances. The show was then produced in London, where it was a hit, running for 459 performances. It was frequently revived until World War II.




Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in gray cloth, with elaborately designed gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. A pictorial design stamped in gold depicting three ladies having tea appears within a gray circle at the center of a front cover decorated with embossed green ornament. The book shows external wear, with small tears to the spine edges and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is cracked between blank preliminaries. An antique bookplate can be seen on the verso of the front flyleaf. This volume has illustrated endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is lavishly illustrated with tipped-in color plates, illustrated captioned tissue guards, a title-page vignette, and textual illustrations. The illustrations are by Hugh Thomson.

It should be noted that the rear endpaper has the signature of the illustrator and the date 1913.
Lot 4025

$110

Title: Resolutions and Decisions of Divers Practicall Cases of Conscience in Continuall Use amongst Men, Very Necessary for Their Information and Direction. In Four Decades
Author: Joseph Hall - Joseph Hall was an English bishop, satirist and moralist. His contemporaries knew him as a devotional writer, and a high-profile controversialist of the early 1640s. In church politics, he tended in fact to a middle way.

Thomas Fuller wrote:

"He was commonly called our English Seneca, for the purenesse, plainnesse, and fulnesse of his style. Not unhappy at Controversies, more happy at Comments, very good in his Characters, better in his Sermons, best of all in his Meditations."

His relationship to the stoicism of the classical age, exemplified by Seneca the Younger, is still debated, with the importance of neo-stoicism and the influence of Justus Lipsius to his work being contested, in contrast to Christian morality. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed by M.F. for Nath. Butter in Cursiters Alley, and are to be sold by Humphrey Mosley, Abel Roper, and Iohn Sweeting
City: London
Year: 1649
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [22], 496 pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume lacks boards and shows loss of most of the leather spine. The text block is separating between pages 266 and 267. The pages are clean and without markings. This volume has 496 of 500 pages, showing loss of material to the lower inside corner, with loss of text.
Lot 4026

$400

Title: The Sun Also Rises
Author: Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1926
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 259 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: "The Sun Also Rises" is a 1926 novel written by American author Ernest Hemingway about a group of American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights. An early and enduring modernist novel, it received mixed reviews upon publication. Hemingway biographer Jeffrey Meyers writes that it is "recognized as Hemingway's greatest work", and Hemingway scholar Linda Wagner-Martin calls it his most important novel. The novel was published in the United States in October 1926 by the publishing house Scribner's. A year later, the London publishing house Jonathan Cape published the novel with the title of Fiesta. Since then it has been continuously in print. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, with the title page matching the 1926 on the copyright page. Copyright page has the Scribner's seal, and lacks any mention of subsequent printings. The name of novelist and literary critic Granville Hicks appears on the front flyleaf.

This antique volume is bound in black cloth with a printed label to the spine and front cover. The book shows shelfwear. The covers are mildly rubbed and lightly soiled. Very minor loss is visible at the bottom edge of the front cover. The binding is sound. The lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a title-page vignette.
Lot 4027

$10

Title: Through Forest and Plain: A Tale of Flowers and Filibusters
Author: Ashmore Russan, Frederick Boyle - Frederick Boyle was an English author, journalist, barrister, and orchid fancier.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Boyle was an undergraduate at Brasenose College, Oxford (matric., 1859), and was called to the bar in 1866. In 1863, he went to Sarawak with his brother: this visit provided material for a book, and chapters in several other volumes of travel accounts from Asia, South Africa, and Central and South America. He also published a number of novels. and a variety of articles in journals .

He described himself as a barrister and journalist in census records from 1871 to 1901; in 1911 he just did 'literary work'. He was a newspaper correspondent in the Russo-Turkish war, and was a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, the Pall Mall Gazette and periodicals such as Blackwood's, Cornhill, The New Review, and The Nineteenth Century. He collaborated with Ashmore Russan on two titles serialised in the Boy's Own Paper and later published as books.

In later life he wrote a number of books about orchids, which he kept as a hobby. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Roberts Brothers
City: Boston
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 322 pages plus 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: This work presents the adventures of orchid-seekers in Central America.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and brown lettering and a faded pictorial design to the front cover. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to the covers and a circular stain to the front cover. The top and bottom of the spine and the outside corners of the boards display minor loss of material. The binding is cracked at the half title page and at the rear of the volume. The pages have browned edges, with occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with a number of plates, two of which are detached.
Lot 4028

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the Antique History of Philosophy, Music and Literature shown in the corresponding images.

Items include the vocal score to Rossini's "Stabat Mater", "Elihu Root Lectures" on Science and Research, a volume on Paper-making and Paper-Makers' Felt, "The Christian Conquest Of India", and "Mormonism The Islam Of America". There is also a limited edition of "George Meredith 1909" by J. M. Barrie.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 4029

$60

Book Details: This lot consists of the Vintage and Antique Nature and Naturalists books shown in the corresponding images.

The First Edition of "Letters and Recollections of Alexander Agassiz With A Sketch Of His Life And Work" (1913) includes folding charts in front and back pockets. "Nature Sketches In Temperate America" by Joseph Lane Hancock (11911) is a first edition."Down The River" by H.E. Bates (1937) is the First U. S. Edition. Also included is "What I Have Done With Birds" by Gene Stratton-Porter (1907).

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications. "What I Have Done With Birds" is a library copy with green tape repair to spine.
Lot 4030

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the Decorative Antique Children's Books shown in the corresponding images.

"The Tragedy Of Mr. Punch" by Russell Thorndike and Reginald Arkell is illustrated with tipped in plates by Arthur Watts. Other items include "Complete Story of Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", "The Life Of Washington" by Josephine Pollard (McLoughlin Brothers), and "The Golden Cockerel" by Elaine and Willy Pogany.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications which may include chipping to spine/cover or detached pages. Gift inscriptions may be included. Color illustrations/plates remain vibrant.
Lot 4031

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique "Bobbsey Twins" series books in dust jackets shown in the corresponding images.

These volumes of the juvenile series "The Bobbsey Twins" by Laura Lee Hope feature their original dust jackets and non-consecutively cover volumes one through forty-six, with some duplicates.

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Condition / Notes: These items are well-preserved and show well with signs of age/wear concentrated around the extremities. Original dust jackets are present on all thirty-three volumes, with some signs of wear.
Lot 4032

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique theology, philosophy, and reference books shown in the corresponding images. Subject matter, titles, and authors include: Carl Jung, the Century Atlas, watchmaking, ironwork, physiology, Maslow, Montagu, mythology, business, and radio. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition, with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 4033

$250

Title: Legends of the Shawangunk (Shon-Gum) and Its Environs, Including Historical Sketches, Biographical Notices, and Thrilling Border Incidents and Adventures Relating to Those Portions of the Counties of Orange, Ulster and Sullivan Lying in the Shawangunk Region
Author: Philip H. Smith
Publisher: Smith & Company
City: Pawling, New York
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/168 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This work offers an early history and anecdotes of the Shawangunk Region in upstate New York, including bear hunting, panther hunting, conflicts with Tories, extensive encounters with Indians, and a section on the discovery of perfectly-preserved specimens of the mastodon in peat bogs.

Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in pebbled dark brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. The front cover bears a pictorial design stamped in gold depicting a log cabin in a forest setting. The front cover also has ornamental borders stamped in black. These borders are reproduced in blind stamp on the rear cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is cracked at the first page of the preface. An 1893 gift inscription appears on a blank preliminary page. This volume has green endpapers with floral patterns. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is lavishly illustrated, with plates and textual illustrations, with many engravings and pen sketches by the author. This volume is preserved in a transparent plastic cover.
Lot 4034

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the Antique Theology Books shown in the corresponding images.

The illumined volume "Nearer My God to Thee" by Sarah Flower Adams contains chromatographic illustrations. "The Holy Bible" has dis-embossed cover and intact, working clasp. Other volumes include "The Power Of Faith, Exemplified In The Life And Writings Of The Late Mrs. Isabella Graham." (American Tract Society), "The Class-Leader's Manual:" by Rev. Cahrles C. Keys, and "Brief Sketches Of The Life Of William Gibbons,"

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications.
Lot 4035

$175

Details: This lot consists of the Vintage Buffet Crampon & Cie A Paris Clarinet shown in the corresponding images.

This lot contains a beautiful, vintage Buffet Crampon A Paris Clarinet, Professional Model. It was made in Paris France. This clarinet is wood, not plastic, and appears to be a top quality, professional instrument.

This Buffet Clarinet is stamped with the Buffet Crampon marking as shown in the pictures. This marking appears on both the bell and the barrel of the piece. There are no serial number or date of origin indicators on this piece.

Additional markings include: “STEELITE EBONITE” and “R4” on the mouthpiece, “FRANCE” is stamped on the ligature as well as the reed protector.

This Buffet clarinet is most likely a professional model. It appears to be made from the more select grenadilla wood, and is unstained.

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Condition / Notes: This vintage clarinet is in better than average visual state with some indication of wear. This vintage clarinet has not been tested or played.
Lot 4036

$20

Details: This lot consists of the Antique Journals and off-Prints shown in the corresponding images.

Sermons, Addresses and Reports from organizations such as "The Children's Aid Society", "American Female Guardian Society", and "The American Peace Society" are included. Other items relate to The Supreme Court,The Tariff Act of 1890 (Hon. Nelson W. Aldrich Speech), Missions and Missionaries, Congressional Addresses and Solemnities regarding the Death of John Quincy Adams, and English-Eskimo Vocabulary. Other items include "New York Advancing World's Fair Edition" and '"Ye Old Cheshire Cheese".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications.
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