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Lot 3280

$40

Book Details: This collection of decorative 19th century children's literature is characteristic of the time in its didactic bent: the novels are either historical or designed to effect moral improvement. Titles include "Haste and Waste," "With Lee in Virginia," and "Jack Hall, or The School Days of an American Boy." Many of these books have charming frontispieces and stamped covers.

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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 3281

$475

Title: The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada, Which Are the Barrier between the English and French in That Part of the World. With Particular Accounts of Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, and Government; Their Several Battles and Treaties with the European Nations; Their Wars with the Other Indians; and a True Account of the Present State of Our Trade with Them. In Which Are Shewn, the Great Advantage of Their Trade and Alliance to the British Nation; and the Intrigues and Attempts of the French To Engage Them from Us; a Subject Nearly Concerning All Our American Plantations, and Highly Meriting the Consideration of the British Nation. To Which Are Added, Accounts of the Several Other Nations of Indians in North-America, Their Numbers, Strength, &c. and the Treaties Which Have Been Lately Made with Them
Author: Cadwallader Colden - Cadwallader Colden was a physician, farmer, surveyor, botanist, and a lieutenant governor for the Province of New York.
Publisher: John Whiston, Lockyer Davis and John Ward
City: London
Year: 1750
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/204/283 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards. Spine displays gilt-lettered label and raised bands. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is firm. Faint pencil markings are visible on title page. Lightly age-toned pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. This work is illustrated with a well-preserved fold-out map.

The second section, of accounts and treaties, has separate pagination and register.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 3282

$90

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.


Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.

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Lot 3283

$60

Title: The Playground of Satan
Author: Beatrice Baskerville
Publisher: W. J. Watt & Company Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1918
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 308 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped white lettering to spine and front cover. Small tear appears at top of front hinge. Book is otherwise in excellent condition.

Intact dust jacket shows shelfwear, with minor loss of material at head of spine panel and creasing at its foot. Minor loss of material can also be seen along edges and at corners.

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Lot 3284

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A West Country Pilgrimage" (The Macmillan Company, 1920) by Eden Phillpotts, and "Passion and Pageant" (Bruce Humprhies, Inc., Publishers, 1933, in dust jacket) with signed inscription by author Elfrieda Hochbaum.

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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 3285

$200

Details: This eminently frameable collection of antique 19th century prints from England's "Vanity Fair" and "Spy" magazines features portraits and caricatures of sportsmen, jurists and politicians, conductors, and poets. There are 30 loose pictures, some of them matted, along with a large folio-sized half-leather scrapbook. The scrapbook, which was manufactured for "Vanity Fair," holds additional illustrations from that magazine, but toward the back are pages of movie star photos from the 1940s.

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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 3286

$140

Book Details: These nine handsome, large-format books document the history of Mercedes-Benz automobiles, beginning with the 19th century inventors Karl Benz and Gottleib Daimler. In addition to general and comprehensive histories, particular volumes are devoted to the eight-cylinder cards of the 1930s, diesel vehicles, and the beautiful 300 SL Gullwing. Other book document production models between 1945 and 1986. All 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 3287

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed books on American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Jon Meacham's "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House" (Random House, 2008, in dust jacket) and a first printing of "The Truman Presidency: The History of a Triumphant Succession" (The Macmillan Company, 1966, in dust jacket) by Cabell Phillips.

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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 3288

$35

Details: Entertainment is both the theme and the salient feature of this collectible lot of vintage and antique ephemera, which includes sheet music, theater and show programs, plays, ukulele and saxophone instruction guides, and songbooks. Among the notable items are a 1964 Bob Dylan songbook, "The Times They Are A-Changin'," and a program from the first pre-Broadway production of "Oklahoma!" put on by The Theatre Guild. Programs from other shows include "Finian's Rainbow," "Woman of the Year," "Fanny," "The Red Mill," and two ice skating shows of 1948 (one with a Petty girl on the cover). Instrumental music includes a two-piano, four-hand arrangement of "Rhapsody in Blue." More unusual is a 1909 collection of four Native American indian songs, "founded upon tribal melodies."

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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 3289

$300

Book Details: These fourteen handsome large format books document the history of several renowned Italian sports car companies and brands, including Bugatti, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Pantera, Fiat, and Ferrari. Pioneering individuals who influenced the industry, such as Isotta Fraschini, Alejandro De Tomaso, Carrozerria Bertone, and Pinin Farina, are profiled at length. All volumes are hardcovers, and are profusely illustrated with black & white and color photographs. They come with their original dust jackets.

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

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Lot 3290

$10

Details: There are four vintage sports cards in this group, three of which are for baseball. The lone basketball one is a 1968 card of Bill Bradley, forward for the New York Knicks. It is card #122.

Jose Canseco minor league card for Burger King is from 1985, when he was playing outfield for the Huntsville (AL) Stars. Shortstop Robin Yount's card is #635 from 1977, when he played for the Milwaukee Brewers. Rickey Henderson's card was printed by Donruss in 1981, and is number 119. He played outfield for the Oakland A's.

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Condition / Notes: These cards have not been professionally graded, but are in good condition overall without tears or creases. The Robin Yount card has bent lower corners.

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Lot 3291

$70

Title: Novii polnii podarok' dlya molodikh' khozyaek' zaklyuchayushchii v' sebe bolee 200 pazlichnikh kushanii povarennikh' i konditerskikh prigotovlenii
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Izdanie Knigoprodavtsa S. I. Leukhina
City: Moscow
Year: 1880
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 565 pages plus 18 pages of index
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Recipes for soups, bread, sauces, meat dishes, desserts, etc., this book contains instructions to prepare traditional Russian dishes such as borscht, pirogi and kasha. This work also has sections on gardening, laundering, health, entertaining and cosmetics.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce 19th-century Russian-language cookbook consisting of two volumes bound as one.

Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with taping to spine. rear board is detached. Book shows significant external wear, with rubbing and creasing to boards. Minor loss of material can be seen along edges and at outside corners. Front hinge has been reinforced. Inscription in Russian appears on front flyleaf. Pages exhibit foxing. This work has a small illustrated section at front of volume.

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Lot 3292

$35

Details: This lot of antique and vintage sports cards includes a 1909 tobacco baseball from Piedmont cigarettes showing Howie Camnitz in the crossed-arms pose (#T206); a 1950 Topps felt back football card showing Froggie Williams of Rice University; a 1970-1 basketball card with John Havlicek of the Boston Celtics; a 1970-1 basketball card showing Oscar Robertson of the Milwaukee Bucks; and a 1971-2 Topps Wilt Chamberlain #70 card.

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Condition / Notes: These cards have not been professionally graded, but have been carefully preserved. All are in good, very good, or excellent condition with no creases or tears. The 1970s basketball cards are clean with square corners. The Howie Camnitz card has rounded corners but is relatively clean. The felt back of the Rice football card shows soiling.

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Lot 3293

$20

Book Details: These vintage and antique books are references to the lives and works of great artists, one of them an actor. Anchoring the lot is a folio-size, definitive book on Norman Rockwell, by Thomas S. Buechner. Other books include a detailed analysis of Bellini's great painting, "The Feast of the Gods;" a study of the early American painter, Charles Bird King (1785-1862); a book of topical cartoons from 1922, and large-format illustrations for the Charles Kingsley novel, "Hereward the Wake," by H.C. Selous. Also included is a slip-cased biography of the enormously popular English thespian, Henry Irving, written by his grandson.

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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 3294

$100

Book Details: These eight handsome, large format books document the history of Jaguar sports cars. Models covered include the E-type and the XK, and comprehensive, general histories of the brand dominate the lot. All are hardcovers, and most are profusely illustrated with black & white and color photographs. They come with their original dust jackets.

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

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Lot 3295

$100

Title: Mexico y sus alrededores
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Microprotecsa
City: Mexico City
Year: 1961
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 37 pages plus plates
Width: 12.25" Height: 17.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited facsimile edition, the "Segunda Edicion Centenaria," of "Mexico y sus alrededores: coleccion de monumentos, trajes y paisajes dibujados al natural y litografiados por los artistas mexicanos C. Castro, J. Campillo, L. Auda y G. Rodriguez, bajo la direccion de Decaen" (Establecimiento Litografico de Decaen, Editor, 1855/1856). This is copy number 923 of 1000.


Folio volume is bound in black and red leatherette with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with spine cover detaching at front edge. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Tissue-guarded full-page plates offering views of 19th-century Mexico City are well preserved. Among the sites and landmarks featured are the Zocalo, Municipal Palace, House of Iturbide, Chapultepec Park, San Francisco Convent, the National Theater, Alameda Park, and the towns of San Angel, Tacubaya, and Ixtacalco, among others. A number of plates are devoted to traditional costume.

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Lot 3296

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group vintage collectible hunting & fishing books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "State of New York Forest, Fish and Game Law" (J. B. Lyon Company, Printers, 1903, in wrappers), a limited first printing edition of "Penobscot River Renaissance: Restoring America's Premier Atlantic Salmon Fishery" (The Silver Quill Press, 1992, in dust jacket) signed by authors James E. Butler and Arthur Taylor, and "Mink Trapping: A Book of Instruction Giving Many Methods of Trapping - A Valuable Book for Trappers" (A. R. Harding Publishing Co., 1906) edited by A. R. Harding.

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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 3297

$70

Title: Richmond Prisons, 1861-1862: Compiled from the Original Records Kept by the Confederate Government. Journals Kept by Union Prisoners of War, together with the Name, Rank, Company, Regiment and State of the Four Thousand Who Were Confined There
Author:
Publisher: The Republican Press
City: St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 271 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. The volume shows light external age/wear, with the corners bumped and some light loss to the cloth along the bottom edge of the spine. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, with occasional moisture indications. This work contains full-page portraits, facsimiles and other illustrations.

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Lot 3298

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of "Reading Lolita in Tehran" (Random House, 2003, in dust jacket) signed by author Azar Nafisi, "Antoine Laurent Lavoisier: An Exhibition" (Cornell U.P., 1963, in wrappers), "Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago: An International Bibliography of Criticism (1957-1985) (Russian Language Journal, 1990) and a 1961 Pleiade edition of the works of Baudelaire,

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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. It should be noted that a small number of pages of the Baudelaire title have ink underlining and occasional marginalia.

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Lot 3299

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first printings shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Kevin Guilfoile's "Cast of Shadows" (Alfred A. Knopf, 2005) and Tucker Malarkey's "Resurrection" (Riverhead Books, 2006).

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Condition / Notes: Books may show light shelfwear. Most are in excellent condition.

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Lot 3300

$55

Details: This large collection of loose foreign stamps has been carefully sorted, and is being sold in the collector's original boxes to preserve their organization. (Many of the boxes are nice vintage wooden or cardboard cigar boxes.) Almost all of the stamps date from the mid-twentieth century or later. While most of the stamps come from 21 countries, a small, mixed subset originated in many different countries. The major countries, each represented by a large number of stamps are as follows:

Australia, Denmark, France, Germany/East Germany/West Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Phillipines, Russia/USSR, Sweden, Switzerland, Viet Nam.

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Condition / Notes: These stamps are in very good condition.

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Lot 3301

$175

Book Details: These fifteen handsome, large-format books document the history of the American sports and muscle cars, including Corvette, Camaro, Shelby Cobra, Firebird, Fiero, and the GTO. Also included are several books on failed brands and models, such as Corvair, the Bricklin, and the De Lorean. 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: These books are in good, very good, or excellent condition.

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Lot 3302

$35

Book Details: This collection of antiquarian, 19th century children's books includes a early juvenile series: the "Rollo" books. Titles in this lot are "Rollo at Work, or The Way to Be Industrious," "Trouble on the Mountain," and "Learning to Talk." Also included are "Peggy Ward's Canaries" and "Annie Maitland, or The Lesson of Life."

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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 3303

$35

Title: Ode to an Eastern Cop
Author: Walter C. Brown
Publisher: Three Penny Press
City: Hollywood
Year: circa 1960
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "The Three Penny Press, inspired by the abundant wealth of poetry on the lips of local barefoot bards, was conceived from the inky womb of a battered mimeograph machine to become the Boswell of our own "Don't give a damn" poets, in spite of the rough hewed appearance, and, at times, a primitivity of reproduction that verged on illegibility in our first books of poetry, they were well received by our readers, and we were delighted to find that appearance were not important.
In as much as Los Angeles is not widely noted as a poetry mecca, our first publications were precipitated by whimsey, surprised at their reception, we undertook to find the reason for this apparent local renaissance; to further reinforce our discovery, other local poetry publications appeared almost simultaneously with ours.
The advent of the "Beat Generation" and its penchant for combining poetry with music and pantomime, thus giving it greater scope and richness, accounts somewhat for its increased popularity.
Fans of poetry and jazz, stimulated to buy and read poetry, have found that there is also music in the written book.
Walter C. Brown, knows how to play that music, and he opens all stops. Brown, a local poet, snatched from bardic bliss by a call to arms, is now in the Navy stationed in San Francisco. His writing displays a virility that could easily rank poetry, along with boxing and bullfighting, among the "manly" arts." (Publisher's foreword)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is staple-bound in stiff wrappers. Booklet shows external wear, with chipping at corners and along edges. Detached rear cover displays annotations in ink. Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains full-page color illustrations, including one fold-out.

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Lot 3304

$90

Title: The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha. From the Spanish of Cervantes
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, "Don Quixote," considered the first modern novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called "la lengua de Cervantes" ("the language of Cervantes"). He was dubbed El Príncipe de los Ingenios ("The Prince of Wits").
Publisher: G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1873
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/424 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with sunning to spine and scattered light markings to covers. Binding is firm. Volume has purple endpapers. Previous owner's name is written at top margin of front flyleaf. Light foxing appears at ends of volume. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Book is illustrated with twelve plates by Gustave Dore, including frontispiece depicting Don Quixote's battle with the windmill.

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Lot 3305

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Dante Gabriel Rosetti's "The Blessed Damozel: The Unpublished Manuscript, Texts and Collation" (The University of North Carolina Press, 1937, in dust jacket), with an introduction by Paull Franklin Baum, William S. Burroughs' "Naked Lunch" (Castle Books, circa 1973, in dust jacket), "The Farmville Elegies: Poems" (Commentators Press, 1980, in wrappers) signed by author Tom O'Grady, and "Round and Round: A Triptych" (Louisiana U. P., 1977) signed by author Dabney Stuart.

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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 3306

$30

Book Details: This collection of nine large-format, high quality art books showcases the works of some of the masters: Botticelli, Michaelangelo, Toulouse-Lautrec, Goya, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Donatello, and Etruscan sculpture. Most of these books were published by Phaidon of France, and they have fine, tipped-in reproductions of canonical paintings.

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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 3307

$70

Title: Maserati: A Complete History from 1929 to the Present
Author: Franco Zagari, Luigi Orsini
Translor: Donald Kanfer
Publisher: Libreria dell'Automobile
City: Milan
Year: 1980
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 894 pages
Width: 9" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in reddish orange cloth with stamped white lettering to spine. Book, dust jacket and slipcase are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photos.

Slipcase measures approximately 9" x 10.5".

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Lot 3308

$80

Title: The Face of the Earth (Das Antlitz der Erde)
Author: Eduard Suess - Eduard Suess was a geologist who was an expert on the geography of the Alps. He is responsible for hypothesising two major former geographical features, the supercontinent Gondwana (proposed 1861) and the Tethys Ocean.

Suess was born in London to a Lutheran Saxon merchant and his Jewish wife, and when he was three, his family relocated to Prague, then to Vienna when he was 14. Interested in geology at a young age, he published his first paper (on the geology of Carlsbad, now in the Czech Republic) when he was 19.

By 1857, he was a professor of geology at the University of Vienna, and from there he gradually developed views on the connection between Africa and Europe; eventually he came to the conclusion that the Alps to the north were once at the bottom of an ocean, of which the Mediterranean was a remnant. Suess was not correct; his analysis was predicated upon the notion of "contractionism": the idea that the Earth is cooling down and, therefore, contracting. Nevertheless, he is credited with postulating the earlier existence of the Tethys Ocean, which he named in 1893. He claimed in 1885 that there had once been land bridges connecting South America, Africa, India, Australia, and Antarctica. He named this ancient broken continent Gondwanaland.

In volume two of his massive, three-volume "Das Antlitz der Erde," Suess set out his belief that across geologic time, the rise and fall of sea levels were mappable across the earth, that is, that the periods of ocean transgression and regression were correlatable from one continent to another.

His theory was based upon glossopteris fern fossils occurring in South America, Africa, and India. His explanation was that the three lands were once connected in a supercontinent, which he named Gondwanaland. Again, this is not quite correct: Suess believed that the oceans flooded the spaces currently between those lands.

Suess, considered one of the early practitioners of ecology, published a comprehensive synthesis of his ideas in 1885-1901, entitled "Das Antlitz der Erde" (translated as "The Face of the Earth"), which was a popular textbook for many years. In this work, Suess also introduced the concept of the biosphere, which was later extended by Vladimir I. Vernadsky in 1926. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
Translor: Hertha B. C. Sollas, W. J. Sollas
Publisher: Clarendon Press
City: Oxford
Year: 1904-1924
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition in English.

Antique set is bound in maroon cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spines. Ex-library books show mild external wear, with traces of removal of library labels from lower portion of spines. Name of library is stamped at top and bottom edge of text blocks. Binding of first volume is cracked at title page. Binding of other volumes are firm. Name of library appears stamped at top margin of title pages. Card pocket and plastic bar code strip can be seen on rear pastedowns. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings. First volume is illustrated with frontispiece plate. Work also contains in-text and full-page illustrations as well as fold-out (color) maps.

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Lot 3309

$120

Details: This varied and interesting collection of vintage and antique domestic and imported smalls includes buttons, pin-backs, dress ornaments, and souvenirs.

Fifteen buttons are elaborate, decorative metal, both stamped and cast. Six matching small, translucent blue glass buttons have gold highlights. One of the pin-backs was an award for mastering the Palmer method of handwriting, and the other is from the National Tuberculosis Association (now the American Lung Association). Paired with this button is a Syracuse China bowl from the Firland Sanatorium, the municipal TB hospital in Seattle.

Souvenirs, jewelry, and other ornaments in this lot include a child's metal and enamel bracelet stamped with pictures of ten prominent Paris landmarks. Six matching dress or shoe ornaments from Fishel Nessler & Co. of New York (1893-1937) are still sewn to their original card, and are accompanied by a decorative, 4" belt buckle.

Also included are two new, never-used kitchen tools from France, made of a light, hard wood like maple. One is a small ladle, the other a pie or dough crimper.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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


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 3310

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first printings shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are James Kirkwood's "Good Times / Bad Times" (Simon and Schuster, 1968, with signed typed letter laid in), and Bill Granger's "Burning the Apostle" (Warner Books, 1993, two copies).

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Condition / Notes: Books may show light shelfwear. Most are in excellent condition.

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