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Lot 3001

$225

Title: Black's Picturesque Tourist of Scotland
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1865
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvii/594 pages plus 48 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce seventeenth edition of this nineteenth-century travel book.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped leatherette with stamped gilt emblems to spine and front cover. Volume is in excellent condition. Book has map endpapers. Index appears on fore-edge of text block. This work contains textual illustrations, plates and fold-out maps. Folding map is laid in pocket at rear of volume.

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Lot 3002

$900

Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: A Novel
Author: Ken Kesey - Ken Kesey was one of Oregon's most famous, critically acclaimed, and controversial authors. His rise to literary and cultural prominence was the product of his distinctive skills and experiences.

Kesey was born on September 17, 1935, in La Junta, Colorado, and in 1946 he and his family moved to Springfield, Oregon. In both high school and at the University of Oregon, Kesey was a champion wrestler. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 1957, Kesey attended Stanford University's creative writing program under the tutelage of acclaimed historian, novelist, and short story writer Wallace Stegner. While at Stanford, Kesey participated in U.S. Army experiments involving lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and mescalin. These hallucinogenic experiences would change Kesey's outlook on life and inspire his writings.

He published One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1962 and the quintessential Oregon novel Sometimes a Great Notion in 1964. Both novels explore what Kesey saw as the conflict between modern industrial society and individuality, a struggle between conformity and freedom. This struggle was also central to Kesey's personal life, where he turned to psychedelic drugs to find personal liberation.

Considered a founding father of the 1960s counterculture, Kesey promoted drug use as a path to individual freedom. He founded a group known as the Merry Pranksters and in 1964 he and the Pranksters traveled the country in a day-glo colored school bus named "Further." This bus was sometimes piloted by Neal Cassady, a Beat icon made famous in Jack Kerouac's 1957 largely autobiographical novel On the Road. The Pranksters were notorious for their "acid tests" and became the inspiration for Tom Wolfe's book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, published in 1968. The Pranksters also promoted the "Warlocks," a band later known as the Grateful Dead.

In 1965, Kesey's drug use landed him in jail for six months. Upon his release, Kesey moved to a farm near Eugene to raise his family. He would publish a loosely organized memoir of his experiences in 1973's Kesey's Garage Sale. In 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest became an Oscar winning film and Kesey briefly worked as a professor of writing at the University of Oregon. He published his third novel, Sailor Song in 1992, and lived in Pleasant Hill, Oregon, until his death on November 10, 2001. (biographical information courtesy of www.ohs.org/the-oregon-history-project/biographies)
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: First State
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 311 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1962) is a novel written by Ken Kesey. Set in an Oregon psychiatric hospital, the narrative serves as a study of the institutional processes and the human mind as well as a critique of Behaviorism and a celebration of humanistic principles. Published in 1962, the novel was adapted into a Broadway play by Dale Wasserman in 1963. Bo Goldman adapted the novel for the 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman, which won five Academy Awards.

Time Magazine included the novel in its "100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005" list.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first state of the first edition of this novel by Ken Kesey. "Published in 1962 by The Viking Press" is stated on copyright page with no indication of further printings. The following identification points are present: "that fool Red Cross woman" on page 9, lines 12-13; "Red Cross woman named Gwen-doe-lin, with the blond hair the patients are always arguing about..." at top of page 86. Dust Jacket has price of $4.95 on the upper corner of front flap and Jack Kerouac blurb at the bottom of front flap reads ""A great new American novelist."

Volume is bound in green cloth with yellow lettering to spine. Book shows sheflwear, with light soiling and small stains to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

Intact illustrated dust jacket designed by Paul Bacon displays loss of material at ends of spine. Minor loss is also visible at tips of outside corners of front and rear covers. Creasing is visible along top and bottom edges of covers. Rear cover bears photograph of the author.

Jacket is preserved in mylar.

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Lot 3003

$200

Title: The Southern State of North America: A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland
Author: Edward King
Publisher: Blackie & Son
City: London
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This work is the record of an extensive tour of observation through what were formerly the Slave States of North America during the whole of the year 1873 and the spring and summer of 1874. It involved a journey of more than twenty-five thousand miles and great expense; for the area covered by the fifteen ex-slave States amounts to more than 880,000 square miles, inhabited by fourteen millions of people.
The journeys were undertaken at the instance of the publishers of Scribner's Monthly Magazine, who desire to present to the public, through the medium of their popular periodical, a series of illustrated articles giving an account of the material resources, and the present social and political condition, of the people of the States formerly subjected to the dominion of Slavery." (from preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in pebbled brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and gilt & black ornamental designs to spines and covers. Books show mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Gilt-edged pages display occasional foxing, heaviest in first volume. This work is profusely illustrated from original sketches by J. Wells Champney.

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Lot 3004

$110

Title: Zum 25jahrigen Bestehen der Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, Unterturkheim, 28. November 1915
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Selbstverlag der Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft
City: Stuttgart-Unterturkheim, Germany
Year: 1915
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 213 pages
Width: 11.75" Height: 14.5"
Book Details: A German-language history of the Daimler automobile company, based in Stuttgart-Unterturkheim, published on the 25th anniversary of its founding. Chapters on the invention of the Daimler engine, the founding of the "Daimler Motoren-Gesellschaft" in 1890 and its development through 1915, as well as on Daimler motorboats, airplane motors, and the company plant in Stuttgart.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in grayish green cloth with stamped gray blue lettering to spine and front cover. Company emblem is stamped at center of front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Decorative endpapers bear pattern made up of multiple company emblems. Previous owner's gift inscription appears on blank preliminary page over stamp reading "Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft." Interior is clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with in-text and full-page photographs, including a number of tissue-guarded photographic plates.

Book is preserved in brown paper wrappers and shelfworn cardboard portfolio.

Text is in German.

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Lot 3005

$140

Title: Oriental Carpets: How They Are Made and Conveyed to Europe. With a Narrative of a Journey to the East in Search of Them
Author: Herbert Coxon
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
City: London
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 75 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "This little volume contains a narrative of a journey to the Caspian region, undertaken with the object of gaining personal knowledge in the manufacture of Eastern fabrics, more especially having regard to the carpet industry.
The drawings are the production of a local artist - Mr. W. F. Smiles - from photographs purchased of an enterprising French artist, resident in Tiflis, and from information, sketches, and ideas with which I have been able to supply him.
The map attached to the volume has no pretence whatever to geographical research, and is only intended as a guide to more readily follow the carpet manufacturing districts referred to in the narrative."
(Author's prefatory note)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and black lettering to front cover. Gilt pictorial design depicting camels is stamped to front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Hinges are cracked. Endpapers and blank preliminary pages exhibit very light soiling. Pages display occasional (faint) marginal foxing/smudging. Illustrated with 11 plates. Intact fold-out map at rear of volume shows taping over small closed tear. Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover with paper label attached to spine.

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Lot 3006

$225

Title: Bibel, das ist die Heilige Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der uhralten, gemeinen Lateinischen, von der Catholischen Kirchen bewahrten und in derselbigen bisshero allzeit gebrauchten Version, oder Ubersetzung, auf Gnadigstem Befelch und Befurderung des Hochwurdigsten in Gott Fursten und Herrn / Herrn Johan Philipsen des H. Stuls zu Meintz Ertz-Bischoffs dess H. Romischen Reichs durch Germanien Etz-Cantzlers und Churfurstens Bischoffs zu Wurtzburgs und Herzogs in Francken. Unsers Gnadistens Herrns von etlichen der heiligen Schoofft gelehrten und Teutscher Sprach erfahrnen darzu verordneten Personen treulich verteutscht
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Bei Johan Andrea Endter und Wolffgang des Jungeren...Erben in Nurnberg, wie auch bey Balthasar Christoph Wusten in Franckfurt
City: Nuremberg
Year: 1662
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped full leather with raised bands. Front board is detached. Upper portion of spine also detaching. Loss of material can be seen at foot of spine and along bottom edge of rear cover. Rear cover displays mild rippling with several small holes. Preliminary pages before index, including frontispiece and title page, are detached. Pages exhibit foxing throughout. Text is in double columns. Illustrated with plates, including full-page hand-colored engraved portraits and double-page engravings, and a great many vignettes. Engravings are by German Baroque painter Joachim von Sandrart (1606-1688) and I. F. Fleischberger based on works by G. Strauch.

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Lot 3007

$30

Title: Airplane Design: A Textbook of Airplane Layout and Stress Analysis Calculations with Examples and Problems
Author: Karl D. Wood - "Karl Dawson Wood was born in Forest Glen, Maryland September 27, 1898. He received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from Cornell in 1922 and 1926 and his Ph.D. from University of Michigan in 1995. From 1918 to 1920, Wood was Assistant Mechanical Engineer with the United States Bureau of Standards in Washington, D. C. In 1920 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University. During this time he was a part-time consultant for the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation at San Diego and spent a year and a half in California, chiefly as supervisor of aerodynamic work on the wind tunnel at the California Institute of Technology. Karl D. Wood was the founder of three aeronautical engineering programs: Cornell (1929-1937), Purdue (1937-1944) and Colorado (1944-1963). Prior to 1936 Professor Wood used vacation periods to acquire practical experience and was engaged during this period as consultant for the Bell Telephone Laboratories, the Morse Chain Company, the Atmospheric Nitrogen Corporation and the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation. He was a renowned teacher and "K.D." continued to teach long after his retirement, into the 1980s. Some of his publications and texts include: "Technical Aerodynamics"; the two-volume "Aerospace Vehicle Design"; twelve editions of "Aircraft Design with key delineation of "Airplane Design"; and finally "Spacecraft Design." Wood was a technical editor of the aeronautical engineering series of college text books published by the Prentiss Hall Company. He was actively consulted on missile design and supersonic transports. He was one of the first engineers to predict the key role that helicopters play in today's mass transportation. His "Airplane Design" book is still used by experimental airplane builders. He published extensively, but much of the material was confidential. In his nineties, he was a state-ranked tennis player. Karl Dawson Wood died April 19, 1995. (courtesy of Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections)
Publisher: College of Engineering, Cornell University
City: Ithaca
Year: 1935
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second printing of this landmark work on aeronautics, one of 2400 copies were published between Dec. 1934 and June 1939.

Antique volume is bound in original stiff printed red wrappers. Book shows external wear, with small tear to upper right corner of front cover and rubbing to covers. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name and the name of the "Boeing School of Aeronautics" appear of the date 1935 in upper right corner of title page. Clipping with text bearing poem"One of Our Simple Problems" has been pasted to blank page opposite first page of foreword. Mimeographed pages are otherwise clean and without markings. This work contains b&w illustrations and diagrams.

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Lot 3008

$55

Title: Killarney; Illustrated with the Principal Photographic Views. Respectfully Dedicated to the Right Hon. Lord Lytton
Author: Fanny Fisher
Publisher: uncredited
City: Unknown
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 23 leaves
Width: 8" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering and ornamental design to front cover. Book shows external wear, with fraying and loss of material at ends and along edges of spine cover. Hinges are cracked. Text block is shaken. Gift inscription and date of January 1875 appear on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. 9 of the 13 plates are present.

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Lot 3009

$175

Title: An Account of the Voyages Undertaken of the Order of His Present Majesty. For Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere. And Successfully Performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavour: Drawn Up from the Journals Which Were Kept by the Several Commanders and from the Papers of Sir Joseph Banks, Bart.
Author: John Hawkesworth
Publisher: R. Morison and Son, Booksellers
City: Perth
Year: 1789
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These are the third and fourth volumes of a four-volume edition of this work.

Books are bound in full leather with stamped ornamental gilt to spines. Binding shows external wear, with chipping to spine of fourth volume. Front edge of spines display narrow cracking. Minor loss can be seen at corners of boards. Binding is sound. Pages display occasional light foxing. These volumes are illustrated with a well-preserved fold-out plate, showing light foxing, and four additional engraved plates.

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Lot 3010

$60

Title: Ferrarissima
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Giancenzo Madaro
Publisher: Automobilia
City: Milan
Year: 1984-1987
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: No
Width: 10.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: "Ferrarissima" was a half-yearly magazine published by Automobilia. Text is trilingual in Italian, English and French.

""Ferrarissima" is not only the magazine for those fortunate Ferrari owners but also for the many, and there really are many, lovers of the cars from Maranello."

"...this is not the official Ferrari six-monthly magazine: it is just a magazine written by Ferrari fans for Ferrari fans all over the world"

(from introductory texts in first volume)
Condition / Notes: These are volumes 1-6 of the series. These books are all copies from a limited edition of 5000.

Each volume is bound in black cloth with stamped red lettering to spine and front cover. Books and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated with bright color & b&w photos, as well as fold-out plates. Booklets appear in pockets at rear of volumes.

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Lot 3011

$110

Title: Madagascar; Or, Robert Drury's Journal, during Fifteen Years' Captivity on That Island and a Further Description of Madagascar by the Abbe Alexis Rochon
Author: Alexis Rochon - Alexis-Marie de Rochon, known as Abbé Rochon, was a French astronomer, physicist and traveller. He worked on lens design and crystal optics, inventing the Rochon prism polariser.

His main works include

"Memoires sur la mecanique et sur la physique" (1783),
"Nouveau voyage a la mer du Sud commence sous les ordres de Marion auquel j'ai joint un extrait de celui de Surville" (1783),
"Voyage aux Indes orientales et en Afrique, pour l'observation des longitudes de mer..., avec une dissertation interessante sur les iles celebres de Salomon, et sur les voyages de Marion, de Surville, de la Peyrouse et de d'Antrecastreau" (1787), "Essai sur les monnaies anciennes et modernes" (1792),
"Voyages a Madagascar, a Maroc, et aux Indes orientales" (1802)., Daniel Defoe - Daniel Defoe, born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, and pamphleteer, who gained fame for his novel "Robinson Crusoe." Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain and along with others such as Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism


Editor: Samuel Pasfield Oliver - Samuel Pasfield Oliver was an English artillery officer, geographer and antiquary.
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin / Macmillan & Co.
City: London / New York
Year: 1890
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 398 pages plus 1 page of postscript
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This work is conjectured to have been edited by Defoe. J. R. Moore states "It is clearly a work of fiction by Defoe." ("Defoe's sources for Robert Drury's journal" Bloomington, Ind. [1943] p. 8.).

This work contains a vocabulary of the Madagascar language on pages 319-335 and abridged version of the 1792 English edition of the account of the island of Madagascar by the Abbe Rochon.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Stamped black pictorial designs appear on covers. Ex-library book shows moderate external wear, with small stain to spine and light soiling to covers. Library label with call number is taped at foot of spine. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pencil annotations and small red stamps are visible on copyright page. Library markings and attachments can be seen on rear flyleaf. One signature (preceding fold-out map) is nearly detached. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and fold-out map of Madagascar. This edition contains facsimile of the title page of the 1729 London edition.

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Lot 3012

$30

Details: Vintage and antique ephemera and miscellany from the state of New York constitutes this lot, with Upstate and Downstate both represented. Included are two turn-of-the-century guidebooks to NYC, one photographic; and the official guide to the 1964 World's Fair.

Much of the lot contains materials related to dairy farming, including antique equipment with a steampunk look: three lactodensimeters, a lactoscope, and some very long test tubes, all of it in its original wooden boxes, metal or cardboard tubes. Dairy cattle ephemera accompanies these items.

Other ephemera includes an 1850 report from the Governor, guides to the state's trees and the 1904 Lewis County fair; the 1924 Watertown tax rolls and the Jefferson County Orphan Aslyum, and some college and university engineering publications, from Oregon State, the Eta Kappa Nu fraternity, and Cornell University.

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 3013

$110

Details: This diverse collection of advertising ephemera includes tobacciana, including new old stock (NOS) tobacco labels and a near-mint pamphlet from the Palmer Match Company. Several catalogs are also part of the lot, showcasing furs, hobby materials such as model kits, an English flower and vegetable seeds, and Sunday school supplies. Also included are tickets to the 1978 Irish sweepstakes.

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Condition / Notes: This material is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 3014

$45

Title: Steel Ships: Their Construction and Maintenance. A Manual for Shipbuilders, Ship Superintendents, Students, and Marine Engineers
Author: Thomas Walton
Publisher: Charles Griffin & Company, Limited
City: London
Year: 1902
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/290 pages plus 25-86 pages of advertisements
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Gilt pictorial design depicting launched ship appears on front cover. Ex-library book shows external wear, with upper half of rear board detaching and minor loss at edges and corners. Front hinge is cracked. Binding is also cracked between pages 128 and 129. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Card pocket is visible on rear pastedown. Library stamps and markings appear on verso of frontispiece. Text block is intact. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Fold-out plates are blind-stamped at fore edge. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and in-text drawings.

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Lot 3015

$90

Title: Dry America
Author: Michael Monahan
Publisher: Nicholas L. Brown
City: New York
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 174 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "In general, Mr. Monahan presents the literary case against Prohibition, distributing his argument among a series of brilliant chapters, interspersed with very free and audacious translations from Horace (perhaps the piece de resistence of the book) and culminating in a semi-humorous fantasy of what may happen to America in the event of it remaining wedded to its present Prohibition idols; which the author seems to regard as extremely doubtful." (from dust jacket text)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with black lettering to spine and pictorial designs depicting men in top hats to front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket shows minor chipping along top edge and at outside corners. Illustration on front panel replicates that of front cover of volume.

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Lot 3016

$80

Details: There are well over a hundred colorful, vintage valentines in this collection, with examples that date from the 1930s through the 1960s. Many were designed for use by children, and many of them have their original envelopes. Some have been stored in a classic, heart-shaped valentine candy box. Several valentines are the mechanical type.

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Condition / Notes: These valentines are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 3017

$110

Title: The Digest of Justinian
Author: Justinian I - Justinian I (Latin: Flavius Petrus Sabbatius Justinianus Augustus), commonly known as Justinian the Great, was Byzantine Emperor from 527 to 565. During his reign, Justinian sought to revive the Empire's greatness and reconquer the lost western half of the historical Roman Empire.

One of the most important figures of Late Antiquity and the last Roman Emperor to speak Latin as a first language, Justinian's rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the Eastern Roman Empire. The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time and domain. Justinian's reign is marked by the ambitious but only partly realized renovatio imperii, or "restoration of the Empire".

Because of his restoration activities, Justinian has sometimes been called the "Last Roman" in modern historiography. This ambition was expressed by the partial recovery of the territories of the defunct Western Roman Empire. His general Belisarius swiftly conquered the Vandal Kingdom in North Africa, extending Roman control to the Atlantic Ocean. Subsequently Belisarius, Narses, and other generals conquered the Ostrogothic Kingdom, restoring Dalmatia, Sicily, Italy, and Rome to the Empire after more than half a century of barbarian control.

The prefect Liberius reclaimed most of southern Iberia, establishing the province of Spania. These campaigns re-established Roman control over the western Mediterranean, increasing the Empire's annual revenue by over a million solidi. During his reign Justinian also subdued the Tzani, a people on the east coast of the Black Sea that had never been under Roman rule before.

A still more resonant aspect of his legacy was the uniform rewriting of Roman law, the Corpus Juris Civilis, which is still the basis of civil law in many modern states. This work was carried out primarily by his quaestor Tribonian. His reign also marked a blossoming of Byzantine culture, and his building program yielded such masterpieces as the church of Hagia Sophia, which was to be the center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity for many centuries.

A devastating outbreak of bubonic plague in the early 540s marked the end of an age of splendour. The Empire entered a period of territorial decline not to be reversed until the 9th century.

Justinian is considered a saint amongst Orthodox Christians, and is also remembered by some in the Lutheran Church on November 14. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
Editor: Alan Watson, Paul Krueger, Theodor Mommsen - Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen was a German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist, and writer generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century. His work regarding Roman history is still of fundamental importance for contemporary research. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902, and was also a prominent German politician, as a member of the Prussian and German parliaments. His works on Roman law and on the law of obligations had a significant impact on the German civil code (BGB)
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1985
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in reddish brown cloth with dark gray cloth spines. Volumes have gilt-lettered labels to spines and front covers. Books show light external wear. Light foxing appears on edges of text blocks. Bindings are tight. Interiors are clean and bright.

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Lot 3018

$110

Title: Corpus juris canonici emendatum et notis illustratum, Gregorii XIII. Pontif. max. jussu editum, indicibus variis, novisq(ue) : et appendice Pauli Lancellotti Perusini adauctum: cujus partes indicat aversa pagina. Accesserunt novissime Loci Communes uberrimi, summa diligentia ex ipsis Cononibus collecti, & ordine ac methodo lingulari usum Fori utriusque fideliter digesti: Theologis, Politicis, & Practicis pernecessarii. Itemq : liber VII : Decretalium novis aliquot constitutionibus auctus.
Author: Giovanni Paolo Lancellotti - Giovanni Paolo Lancelotti was an Italian canonist. He was born in Perugia in 1522. He graduated as a doctor of law in 1546, and taught law shortly afterwards (1547 or 1548) in the university of his native town. Except for two short sojourns in Rome, he passed the remainder of his life in Perugia, in the study of law and belles-lettres. He died there in 23 September 1590.
He owes his worldwide reputation to his "Institutiones Juris Canonici", the text of which is reproduced in most editions of the "Corpus Juris Canonici". Following the example of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian, who had entrusted to three professors the task of drawing up an elementary work on Roman law entitled the "Institutiones", intended for use in the schools, Lancelotti conceived the plan of a like work on the Catholic Church's canon law. Pope Paul IV charged him officially with the execution of his plan, and for this purpose he went to Rome in 1557. To his great regret, neither Paul IV who died in 1559, nor his successor Pius IV gave authentic and official approbation to his work, published by Lancelotti at Perugia in 1563 as an entirely private venture.
The "Institutiones" are divided into four books, treating successively persons, things (especially marriage), judgments and crimes. This division was inspired by a principle of Roman law: Omne jus quo utimur vel ad personas attinet, vel ad res, vel ad actiones (All our law treats of persons, or things, or judicial procedure.) It is a small and very simple didactic work, and may be considered a clear, convenient resume of canon law. Its divisions have been followed on broad lines by later authors of elementary treatises on canon law, and they have also borrowed its title "Institutiones". Lancelotti, however, erred when he applied to canon law the unsuitable divisions of Roman law.
Having been published before the promulgation of the Council of Trent, this work had not the advantage of following its decrees; subsequent editors have remedied this defect by notes and commentaries. The best-known editions are those of Doujat (Paris, 1684; Venice, 1739), and Christian Thomasius (Halle, 1715-17).
Lancelotti's other writings are: "Institutionum juris canonici commentarium" (Perugia, 1560; Lyons, 1579), in which he gives the history of his aforesaid work; "De comparatione juris pontificii et caesarei et utriusque interpretandi ratione" (Lyons, 1574); "Regularum ex universo pontificio jure libri tres" (Perugia, 1587); "Quaestio an in cautione de non offendendo praestita comprehendantur banniti nostri temporis" (Lyons, 1587). (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Emanuel Konig
City: Coloniae Munatianae
Year: 1682
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxiv/1272, 754, 406, 158, [40], 236 [13]
Width: 7.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped vellum raised bands with gilt-lettered spine panel. Book shows significant external wear, with peeling and loss of material to spine cover. Hinges are cracked. Remains of armorial bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Previous owner's name and date of 1835 appear on blank preliminary page. Title page has red and black printing and vignette. Name and date reappear on title page. Pages display occasional foxing. This work is illustrated with title vignette, ornamented initials; head and tail pieces. Latin texts appear in double columns.

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Lot 3019

$20

Title: Automobiltechnisches Handbuch: Handbuch der Automobiltechnischen Gesellschaft E.V.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Richard Bussien
Publisher: Verlag von M. Krayn
City: Berlin
Year: 1921
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix/1194 pages plus 240 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards. Spine cover has detached. Rear cover shows tearing and minor loss of material at lower left corner. Text block is intact. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with textual and full-page illustrations and diagrams, as well as a small number of b&w photos and fold-out plates. A large number of the advertisements at rear of volume are illustrated.

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Lot 3020

$110

Book Details: Five lovely volumes comprise this lot of decorative collectible literature. Included is "The Family Mark Twain," which contains four complete books and excerpts from many more; a fancy Easton Press edition of "Aesop's Fables," written by noted children's book author Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson; two books illustrated by Frank Schoonover, "Washington" and "The Flamingo Feather;" and two books with pictures by N.C. Wyeth, "Westward Ho!" and "The Man Nobody Knows." This last book is signed by its author, Bruce Barton.

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Condition / Notes: These books are all in very good or excellent condition.


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Lot 3021

$25

Title: A Book of Mythology for Youth Containing Descriptions of the Deities, Temples, Sacrifices and Superstitions of the Ancient Greek Gods and Romans
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Richardson, Lord and Holbrook
City: Boston
Year: 1832
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 121 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth. Book shows external wear, with minor tears and light soiling. Front hinge is cracked. Antique Universalist Sunday School bookplate appears over illustrated front pastedown. Annotations in ink and pencil can be seen there and on facing title page. Pages display light foxing. Work is illustrated with numerous vignettes depicting mythological figures.

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Lot 3022

$10

Details: There are three Topps football cards featuring quarterback Fran Tarkenton in this group, all from his years with the New York Giants. Two are #161 and one is #80.

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Condition / Notes: These cards have not been professionally graded, but have been carefully preserved and are, overall, in very good condition with no tears, creases, fading. Bottom right corner of card on right and bottom left corner of center card have been bent.

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Lot 3023

$300

Book Details: Five antique magazine compilations constitute this lot. Two are from American newspapers: the New York "Daily Graphic" of 1874, and "Hearth and Home," also published in New York, of 1870.

Also included are three French folios on building and architecture, issues of "Nouvelles annales de la construction," or "New Annals of Construction Architecture." These books were published in 1861, 1869, and 1886. All are generously illustrated with many single and double plates.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Please note that the French architecture journals from 1886 and 1861 have damaged bindings and detached boards.


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Lot 3024

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Third International American Conference, 1906: Minutes, Resolutions, Documents" (Rio de Janeiro: Imprensa Nacional, 1907), "50 anos de vida argentina" (Gente, 1974), and "A Pictorial History of America; Embracing Both the Northern and Southern Portions of the New World" (House & Brown, 1853) by S. G. Goodrich.

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Condition / Notes: 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.

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Lot 3025

$15

Title: Riddle Me This
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Frances Chrystie
Publisher: Henry Z. Walck, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1940
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a a scarce first edition of this work signed by compiler Frances Chrystie. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To / Douglas / love from Frances."

Small-format volume is bound in illustrated paper-covered boards with orange paper backstrip. Book shows mild shelfwear, with fading at foot of spine and small faint stain in lower left corner of front cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. This work contains textual illustrations by Elizabeth B. Ripley.

Intact dust jacket displays shelfwear, with discoloration and tears at ends of spine panel.

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Lot 3026

$130

Book Details: These fourteen handsome, large-format books document the history of the Corvette sports car, beginning with its birth by General Motors in 1953. In addition to general and comprehensive histories, particular volumes are devoted to Corvette advertising and restoration . All but one of these books are hardcovers, are profusely illustrated with black & white and color photographs, and come with their original dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: Most of these books are in superb, like-new condition. One is still in its original shrink-wrap.

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Lot 3027

$15

Book Details: Drama is featured in this large group of collectible literature, which is led by a complete twelve-volume set of the works of 17th century tragic playwright Pierre Corneille, in the original French. Also included are many vintage American plays, including a volume of radio adaptations produced by The Theatre Guild.

A minor theme of this lot is literature by and about black Americans. In this category is Arna Bontemps "Black Thunder," Charles W. Chesnutt's 1899 "The Wife of My Youth: Stories of the Color Line;" and "Eneas Africanus," by Harry Stillwell Edwards.

A late Mike Hammer novel by Mickey Spillane, in a first trade edition, is also included.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 3028

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the volume of the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office shown in the corresponding image(s). This is volume LXVIII, containing material from July 3 to September 25, 1894. Volume contains alphabetical lists of patentees, inventions, trade-marks and labels. Volume is profusely illustrated with in-text drawings.

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Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped black lettering to spine.. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and edgewear. Binding is firm. Antique institutional bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 3029

$25

Title: B. I. Barnato: A Memoir
Author: Harry Raymond - Barney Barnato (born Barnet Isaacs) was a British Randlord, one of the entrepreneurs who gained control of diamond mining, and later gold mining, in South Africa from the 1870s.
Publisher: E. P. Dutton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1897
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 208 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows external wear, with taped library label to spine and mild rubbing and rippling to covers. Binding is firm. Name of library is stamped on bottom and fore edge of text block. Volume has gilt top edge. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Card pocket and plastic bar code strip appear on rear pastedown. Name of library has been perforated to lower half of detaching title page. Pencil markings are visible to upper half of title page. Pages display occasional marginal smudging. Work is illustrated with 6 photographic portraits and 4 full-page cartoons.

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Lot 3030

$70

Details: This ephemera lot contains vintage and antique correspondence, legal papers, bookmarks, collectible philatelic material, including first day covers (FDCs) and an empty 1936 stamp album; fancy die-cut holy cards, and pages from an nineteenth century ledgers.

Perhaps the most notable paper is the official written tally from Taylorsville, Skelton Township, Indiana, of the results of the 1840 presidential election between Martin van Buren and William Henry Harrison. All 83 voters are named.

Other interesting papers include official correspondence, dated 1832, from the "Prefecture du Departement de la Seine;" and a 1785 legal paper from Newcastle [sic] County, Delaware, listing the names of people charged with riot, assault, and murder.

Also included are vintage Christmas cards and valentines, and miscellaneous letters and covers.

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Condition / Notes: This material is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 3031

$25

Book Details: This collection of decorative antiquarian children's books includes the classic "The Swiss Family Robinson." "Bimbo the Kitten" comes in a matching presentation box, and the "Four Little Blossoms at Brookside Farm" has its original dust-jacket. "The Mary Gay Stories" are illustrated with black and white pictures in style characteristic of the 1920s.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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