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Lot 2001


Title: Service Afloat and Ashore During the Mexican War
Author: Raphael Semmes - Raphael Semmes was an officer in the Confederate navy during the American Civil War. Prior to this, he had been a serving officer in the United States Navy from 1826 through 1860.

During the Mexican–American War, he commanded the USS Somers in the Gulf of Mexico. In December 1846 a squall hit the ship while under full sail in pursuit of a vessel off Veracruz. Somers capsized and was lost along with 37 sailors. Semmes then served as first lieutenant on the USS Raritan, accompanied the landing force at Veracruz, and was dispatched inland to catch up with the army proceeding to Mexico City.

Following the war, Semmes went on extended leave at Mobile, Alabama, where he practiced law and wrote Service Afloat and Ashore During the Mexican War. He became extremely popular, and the nearby town of Semmes, Alabama was named after him. Semmes also maintained a home in Josephine, Alabama on Perdido Bay. He was promoted to the rank of commander in 1855 and was assigned to lighthouse duties until 1860. Following Alabama's secession from the Union, Semmes was offered a Confederate naval appointment by the provisional government; he resigned from the Navy the next day, February 15, 1861.

During the American Civil War, Semmes was captain of the cruiser CSS Alabama, the most successful commerce raider in maritime history, taking 65 prizes. Late in the war, he was promoted to rear admiral and also acted briefly as a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army. His appointment, or arrangement to act, as a temporary brigadier general from April 5 to April 26, 1865, was never submitted to or officially confirmed by the Confederate Senate.
Publisher: Wm. H. Moore and Co.
City: Cincinnati
Year: 1851
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 479 pages, [1] page
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Bound in decoratively blindstamped black cloth with gilt lettering and ornament to the spine, this antique volume is enhanced with illustrated plates and a fold-out illustration of the survey lines of operation under General Scott in Aug.-Sept. 1847.

Garrett & Goodwin, p. 129. Haferkorn, p. 74. Howes S288. Raines, pp. 184-185: “A critical history of Scott’s campaign. In Chapter III is a notice of Austin’s colonization in Texas, and of the causes of the Texan Revolution...with favorable notice of Commodore Moore and the Texan Navy.” Sabin 79083. Tutorow 3393: “The campaign of the army from Vera Cruz to Mexico is treated in the latter part.... During this campaign Semmes acted as aide-de-camp to General Worth.” The lithographs, some after Gualdi, are views of Castle of Chapultepec, Causeway of San Cosme—Worth’s Line of Operations, Pyramid of Cholula, Grand Plaza of Mexico, Xalapa, and natives of Puebla. Semmes states that he wrote this work to counter “the peurilities and puffings that have been bestowed upon the Mexican War” (p. vi).

Semmes (1809-1877) is best remembered as the captain of the Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing, with small tears to the spine. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and legible through moderate/heavy age toning/foxing, with moisture markings to the text block. There is writing to the front endpapers, and a personal bookplate affixed to the front flyleaf.
Lot 2002


Title: The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne - Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral metaphors with an anti-Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his college friend Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States.
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company/The Riverside Press
City: Boston and New York
Year: 1900
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 22 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Bound in blue cloth with paper labels to the spines, this antique twenty-two volume set is a scarce limited edition collection of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American novelist and short story writer, whose writing centers around New England. This set is copy number 452 of 500. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces and plates.

Twice-Told Tales (2 volumes)
The Snow-Image
Mosses from an Old Manse (2 volumes)
The Scarlet Letter
House of the Seven Gables
The Blithedale Romance
The Marble Faun (2 volumes)
Our Old Home
Grandfather’s Chair, Etc.
A Wonder Book, Etc.
The Dolliver Romance, Etc.
Doctor Grimshawe’s Secret
Tales and Sketches
Miscellanies, Etc.
American Notebooks
Notes of Travel (4 volumes)
Condition / Notes: This complete antique set shows very well, with mild shelfwear and occasional light soiling. Paper labels show varying degrees of darkening. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages.
Lot 2003


Title: An Autobiography
Author: Richard Avedon - Richard Avedon was an American photographer. An obituary, published in The New York Times following Avedon's death said that, "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century."

Publisher: Randon House, Inc. / Eastman Kodak Company
City: New York / Rochester, NY
Year: 1993
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 11.5" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: Bound in brown cloth with red lettering, this author-signed first printing of the stated first edition is presented in the original printed acetate jacket and box, with original price label. The work is profusely illustrated with reproductions of Avedon’s photographs.
Condition / Notes: This folio volume shows very well, with minimal age/wear indications. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp on clean pages.
Lot 2004


Title: The Rise and Fall of Jesse James
Author: Robertus Love
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press
City: New York / London
Year: 1926
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 446 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering and ornamentation, this antique volume features both a rare author-signature and original dust jacket. “Robertus Love has undertaken to disengage the figures of Jesse James and his gang from the mass of romantic legends that have long surrounded them, and the result is a true story no less romantic than the fiction. Mr. Love grew up in the Jesse James country, he knew Frank James personally, and he has long been in communication with the only surviving member of the famous robber band. The biography that he has written illumines a certain phase of post-Civil War history, besides telling the true story of a remarkable group of men; and his book is one that will be read excitedly by young and old alike.” (From the dust jacket)

Jesse Woodson James (5 September 1847 – 3 April 1882) was an American outlaw, bank and train robber, guerrilla, and leader of the James–Younger Gang. Raised in the "Little Dixie" area of western Missouri, James and his family maintained strong Southern sympathies. He and his brother Frank James joined pro-Confederate guerrillas known as "bushwhackers" operating in Missouri and Kansas during the American Civil War. As followers of William Quantrill and "Bloody Bill" Anderson, they were accused of participating in atrocities against Union soldiers and civilian abolitionists, including the Centralia Massacre in 1864.

After the war, as members of various gangs of outlaws, Jesse and Frank robbed banks, stagecoaches, and trains across the Midwest, gaining national fame and often popular sympathy despite the brutality of their crimes. The James brothers were most active as members of their own gang from about 1866 until 1876, when as a result of their attempted robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota, several members of the gang were captured or killed. They continued in crime for several years afterward, recruiting new members, but came under increasing pressure from law enforcement seeking to bring them to justice. On April 3, 1882, Jesse James was shot and killed by Robert Ford, a new recruit to the gang who hoped to collect a reward on James' head and a promised amnesty for his previous crimes. Already a celebrity in life, James became a legendary figure of the Wild West after his death.

Despite popular portrayals of James as an embodiment of Robin Hood, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, there is no evidence that he and his gang shared any loot from their robberies with anyone outside their close kinship network. Scholars and historians have characterized James as one of many criminals inspired by the regional insurgencies of ex-Confederates following the Civil War, rather than as a manifestation of alleged economic justice or of frontier lawlessness. James continues to be one of the most iconic figures from the era, and his life has been dramatized and memorialized numerous times.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows very well, with minimal age/wear indications. The binding and text block are sound. Text is clear and crisp through mild age toning. The original dust jacket is very well-preserved, with mild age/wear indications.
Lot 2005


Title: The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending an Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: The Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain, for Near Half a Century During Which He Flourished
Author: James Boswell - James Boswell was a Scottish biographer and diarist born in Edinburgh. He is best known for the biography he wrote of one of his contemporaries, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, which is commonly said to be the greatest biography written in the English language.

Boswell's surname has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer, especially one who records those observations in print. For example, In "A Scandal in Bohemia", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes affectionately says of Dr. Watson, who narrates the tales, "I am lost without my Boswell."
Publisher: Printed for G. Cowie and Co., Smith and Elder, R. Baynes, J. Bain, Whitmore and Fenn, J. Hearne, W. Mason, E. Wilson, and W. Crawford: by J. F. Dove
City: London
Year: 1824
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Complete in four volumes, this antique set is bound in fancy leather private bindings by Godfrey. Volume I contains an engraved tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Johnson.

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [OS 7 September] – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, and lexicographer. He was a devout Anglican. Politically, he was a committed Tory. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes Johnson as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is the subject of James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson, described by Walter Jackson Bate as "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature".
Condition / Notes: These handsome antique volumes show well, with some indications of age/wear, including shelfwear and rubbing, with some minor areas of loss. Bindings and text blocks are sound. Text is clear and crisp through moderate age toning/foxing, with some areas of moisture marking. There is scattered marginalia in pencil and writing to endpapers. A previous owner’s bookplate is affixed to the front pastedowns.
Lot 2006


Title: The Tommyknockers
Author: Stephen King - Stephen Edwin King is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television series, and comic books. King has published 58 novels (including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman) and six non-fiction books. He has written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire oeuvre, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007). In 2015, King was awarded with a National Medal of Arts from the United States National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature. He has been described as the "King of Horror".
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1987
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 588 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Bound in an illustrated softcover binding, this is a rare ARC/Galley/Proof of King’s novel The Tommyknockers.

The Tommyknockers is a 1987 science fiction novel by Stephen King. While maintaining a horror style, the novel is an excursion into the realm of science fiction for King, as the residents of the Maine town of Haven gradually fall under the influence of a mysterious object buried in the woods.

King would later look back on the novel unfavorably, describing it as "an awful book."
Condition / Notes: This rare proof copy shows well with some age/wear indications, including mild shelfwear and rubbing. The binding and text block are sound, however the text block is beginning to crack. Text is clear and crisp. There is mild soiling to text block edges.
Lot 2007


Title: The Andy Warhol Collection: Sotheby's Sale 6000
Author: Sotheby's - Sotheby's is a multinational corporation, originally British but now headquartered in New York City. One of the world's largest brokers of fine and decorative art, jewelry, real estate, and collectibles, Sotheby's operation is divided into three segments: auction, finance, and dealer. The company’s services range from corporate art services to private sales.

Sotheby’s is the world’s fourth oldest auction house in continuous operation, with 90 locations in 40 countries. As of December 2011, the company had 1,446 employees worldwide. It is the world's largest art business with global sales in 2011 totaling $5.8 billion.

Sotheby’s was established on 11 March 1744 in London. The American holding company was initially incorporated in August 1983 in Michigan. In June 2006, Sotheby’s Holdings, Inc. reincorporated in the State of Delaware and was renamed Sotheby’s. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Abrams
City: Unknown
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 11"
Book Details: This complete slipcased set includes six illustrated volumes from the Sotheby’s auction of The Andy Warhol Collection, April 23 – May 3, 1988. Items featured in the sale included: Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Collectibles, Jewelry, Watches, Furniture, Decorations, American Indian Art, Folk Art, Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Photographs, and Contemporary Art.
Condition / Notes: This set shows very well, with minimal age/wear indications. The slipcase exhibits some shelfwear with mild soiling.
Lot 2008


Title: The Hudson River from Ocean to Source: Historical, Legendary, Picturesque
Author: Edgar Mayhew Bacon
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press
City: New York and London
Year: 1910
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 590, plus [6] pages advertising
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and a mounted illustrated plate to the front cover, this antique volume is profusely illustrated and includes the hard to find sectional map of the Hudson River. Some topics listed in the contents include: festivals, pageants, Manhattan shore, Jersey shore, early settlers, Hudson River steamboat, Riverside, Inwood, Forts Washington and Lee, Spuyten Duyvil, Yonkers, Tappan Zee, Irving, Haverstraw Bay, Stony Point, West Point, Catskill region, and more.

“In treating of the history and traditions, the men and the manners of the valley of the Hudson River, the author has undertaken to present in one coherent work the gist of many volumes and to add such hitherto unpublished material as he has been able to discover. From the nature of this book it has not been possible to make the historical narrative continuous, but in treating of separate localities the main events connected with each have been grouped, the method of arrangement being topical rather than consecutive. A reference to the index may in many cases dispel an impression that some important event or person has been neglected or forgotten because its place in a chronological sequence has of necessity been disregarded.” (From the Preface)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with some typical age/wear indications, including shelfwear and rubbing to high points. The binding is sound, however the hinges are cracked, with boards separating. Some preliminary pages are slightly detached. The original folding map is housed in a folder at the rear of the volume.
Lot 2009


Title: The Tokaido Fifty Three Stations
Author: Utagawa Hiroshige - Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese: ?? ??), also And? Hiroshige (Japanese: ?? ??), was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition. Hiroshige is best known for his landscapes, such as the series The Fifty-three Stations of the T?kaid? and The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaid?; and for his depictions of birds and flowers. The subjects of his work were atypical of the ukiyo-e genre, whose typical focus was on beautiful women, popular actors, and other scenes of the urban pleasure districts of Japan's Edo period (1603–1868). The popular Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series by Hokusai was a strong influence on Hiroshige's choice of subject, though Hiroshige's approach was more poetic and ambient than Hokusai's bolder, more formal prints.
Publisher: [unknown publisher]
City: Unknown
Year: c1950
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 7.25" Height: 5"
Book Details: This unique volume measures 7 x 4.75 inches, with pale green cloth covers and a paper title label; with bone clasps on the chemise case which is bound in black cloth. The plates measure approximately 5 x 3.5 inches, tipped to leaves bound accordion-style, which reverses course after the 27th plate. Hiroshige’s work features 55 tipped-in plates from color woodblocks, plus one page of preliminary text and two index pages. This work has been republished in various forms in the nearly 200 years since its inception, as with this attractive reduced version.

The Fifty-Three Stations of the T?kaid? (??????? T?kaid? Goj?san-tsugi), in the H?eid? edition (1833–1834), is a series of ukiyo-e woodcut prints created by Utagawa Hiroshige after his first travel along the T?kaid? in 1832.

The T?kaid? road, linking the sh?gun's capital, Edo, to the imperial one, Ky?to, was the main travel and transport artery of old Japan. It is also the most important of the "Five Roads" (Gokaid?)—the five major roads of Japan created or developed during the Edo period to further strengthen the control of the central shogunate administration over the whole country.

Even though the H?eid? edition is by far the best known, The Fifty-Three Stations of the T?kaid? was such a popular subject that it led Hiroshige to create some 30 different series of woodcut prints on it, all very different one from the other by their size (?ban or chuban), their designs or even their number (some series include just a few prints).

The H?eid? edition of the T?kaid? is Hiroshige's best known work, and the best sold ever ukiyo-e Japanese prints. Coming just after Hokusai's Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series, it established this new major theme of ukiyo-e, the landscape print, or f?kei-ga, with a special focus on "famous views" (meisho). These landscape prints took full advantage of the new possibilities offered by the Western representation of perspective, that Japanese artists had by now fully assimilated. Hiroshige's series met with full success, not only in Japan, but later in Western countries.
Condition / Notes: This beautiful book shows well with some age/wear indications, including soiling and fading to the chemise. The book itself shows mild shelfwear with age toning and light soiling to the text block edges. The prints remain bright and vibrant. Printing information is likely under a vendor’s label affixed to the folding case/chemise.
Lot 2010


Title: Vogue's Book of Etiquette: Present-Day Customs of Social Intercourse with the Rules for Their Correct Observance
Author: uncredited
Editor: The Editors of Vogue
Publisher: Conde Nast Publications
City: New York
Year: 1924
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 591 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and ornamentation, this is a very rare first edition. Topics discussed in this book of etiquette include: general behaviour, dress/clothing, introductions, conversation, speech, letter-writing, entertaining, table service, dances, cards, households, servants, games, travel, births, children, daughters, unmarried men, engagements, weddings, family, divorce, funerals, Washington, foreign countries, and more.

“…The best talent of Vogue’s Editors and Advisors has been turned to the development of a book which should serve not only to give Etiquette’s commandments, but Etiquette’s philosophy; this is its claim to distinction. These pages have been written not by people who have learned the practices of polite society, but have grown up knowing them. Vogue has always stood for the personal application of good taste allied with common sense, and Vogue’s Book of Etiquette is undertaken with the object of proving how close this alliance is. It is offered to those who know and those who want to know, with the full assurance that they will be pleased with the charm of its style, the simplicity of its principles, and modernness of its manners.” (From the Preface)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows very well, with mild shelfwear and rubbing. The binding and text block are sound. Text is clear and crisp through mild age toning to clean pages.
Lot 2011


Book Details: This lot consists of six collectible vintage and antique fiction titles in original dust jackets, as shown in the corresponding images. Titles in this group include:

The Case of the Demure Defendant, by Erle Stanley Gardner, 1956; first printing.

Thomasina: The Cat Who Thought She Was God, by Paul Gallico, 1957; first edition.

The Room Beyond, by Robert Spencer Carr; author-signed.

Shadow over the Earth, by Philip Wilding, 1956; first edition.

Katrina, by Jeramie Price, 1955; first printing.

The Family, by Caroline Ivey, 1953; first printing; bookplate residue to front endpapers.
Condition / Notes: These books show well with some age/wear indications appropriate to their age, please review the provided images. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some dust jackets exhibit mild chipping/marginal loss.
Lot 2012


Book Details: This lot contains six antique leatherbound reference volumes, as shown in the corresponding images. Title found in this group include:

The Universal Preceptor; Being a General Grammar of Arts, Sciences, and Useful Knowledge, by the Rev. David Blair, 1819; fold-outs, illustrated; heavy wear/loss to exterior; cracked hinges and text block, moderate/heavy age toning/foxing.

Arithmetical Institutes: Illustrated in a Great Variety of Examples, Adapted to the Commerce of Ireland, by Christopher Cox, 1795; heavy external wear; partially cracked hinges, moderate/heavy age toning/foxing; ex-library markings/attachments.

A Dictionary of the Welsh Language, by William Spurrell, 1864; Utica, NY; wear/loss to exterior; cracked/repaired hinges, age toning/foxing to pages.

An Introduction to Mineralogy; Adapted to the Use of Schools, by John L. Comstock; heavy wear/soiling/loss to exterior; cracked hinges and text block, loose pages, age toning/foxing and soiling to pages.

A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language, by John Walker, 1814; bumping to covers; cracked hinges, heavy age toning/foxing.

A Course of Lectures in Natural Philosophy, by Richard Helsham, 1755; fold-out diagrams; re-backed, wear/loss to exterior; age toning/foxing/soiling and moisture markings to pages; writing to endpapers, detached front flyleaf.

Condition / Notes: These books show well with some age/wear indications appropriate to their age, please review the provided images. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Please see individual descriptions for more information.
Lot 2013


Title: The Prisoner of Chillon
Author: Lord Byron - George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS , commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems "Don Juan" and "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" and the short lyric "She Walks in Beauty." He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.

He travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died at 36 years of age from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi in Greece.

Byron was celebrated in life for aristocratic excesses including huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumours of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister, and self-imposed exile. It has been speculated that he suffered from bipolar I disorder.
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This very rare title is decoratively bound in an ornately blindstamped cloth over beveled boards with gilt tooling to the front cover. Elaborate illuminated (chromolitho) plates by W. and G. Audsley appear throughout the text. W. & G. Audsley was the architectural practice founded in Liverpool, UK, by Scottish Brothers William James Audsley and George Ashdown Audsley.

The Prisoner of Chillon is a 392-line narrative poem by Lord Byron. Written in 1816, it chronicles the imprisonment of a Genevois monk, François Bonivard, from 1532 to 1536.

On 22 June 1816, Lord Byron and his contemporary and friend Percy Bysshe Shelley were sailing on Lake Geneva (referred to as "Lac Leman", the French name, throughout the poem) and stopped to visit the Château de Chillon. After touring the castle (and walking through the dungeon in which Bonivard was imprisoned), Byron was inspired by Bonivard's story and composed The Sonnet of Chillon.

Because of torrential rainfall, Byron and his companion rested at a hotel in Ouchy following their tour. In late June or early July (several early drafts and copies present conflicting dates), Byron composed the longer fable. The work was probably completed by 2 July 1816. The Prisoner of Chillon was first published as The Prisoner of Chillon and Other Poems by John Murray on 5 December 1816.
Condition / Notes: This beautifully bound volume displays some indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing with small areas of loss. The book has been re-backed and re-sewn, with new endpages. The binding is sound, however the text block is slightly cracked. The chromolitho illustrations are vibrant. Pages show age toning/foxing, with a moisture mark on page 12.
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