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Lot 1001

$60

Title: Danske orlogskibe, 1690-1860
Author: Hans Christian Bjerg, John Erichsen
Publisher: Lademann
City: Copenhagen
Year: 1980
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 12.25" Height: 17"
Book Details: Text is in Danish, with summary in English. Opening paragraph of the English-language summary is as follows.

"The book describes the ships belonging to the navy of the Dual Monarchy of Denmark-Norway (until 1814) and Denmark from 1690-1860, the period when sailing ships were at their zenith. The first part, on the construction of the vessels, was written by Hans Christian Bjerg, naval historian and a keeper of the Record Office, Copenhagen. It deals with shipbuilding at Holmen, the Naval Dockyard at Copenhagen, and the chief constructors to the navy and ship designers who worked there. The second part concerns the decoration of the vessels and is by an art historian, John Erichsen, who is a curator of the Copenhagen City Museum. He gives an account of the artists and craftsmen who carried out the decoration and the work which was done in the sculptors' workshop at Holmen. Their research is based on a study of the abundant archives of the Danish navy, which include a very large and valuable collection of drawings dating back to about 1690, and also the collections of the Orlogsmuseet (Naval Museum), Copenhagen, which contains many ornament and other ship models. In both sections of the book comparisons and parallels are drawn between the whole body of material, and reference made to conditions and fashions abroad when they throw light upon what was taking place in Denmark-Norway and Denmark in the field of ship construction and decoration."
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in blue cloth with stamped lettering with bright gilt edges and stamped pictorial design showing the ornamented stern of a ship to front cover. Volumes and slipcase are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.
 
Lot 1002

$200

Title: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
Author: Charles Dickens - Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize at that time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticized it for sentimentality and implausibility.
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
City: London
Year: 1837
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/609 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: "The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club," commonly known as "The Pickwick Papers," was the first novel by Charles Dickens. Written for publication as a serial in 1836, "The Pickwick Papers" is a sequence of loosely-related adventures. Its main literary value and appeal is formed by its numerous memorable characters. Each character in "The Pickwick Papers," as in many other Dickens novels, is drawn comically, often with exaggerated personalities.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce later printing of the first edition. The binding is identical to that on the first in bound issues of "David Copperfield" (1850), "Bleak House" (1853) and "Little Dorrit" (1857).  Antique volume is bound in original blind-stamped olive-green cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine ('Pickwick Papers' at head, 'Charles Dickens' in middle, and 'Chapman & Hall' at tail). Book shows mild external wear, with sunning to spine and light markings to covers. Lightly bumped outside corners show minor loss of material. Binding is tight. Name of Geo. Stephenson and date of Feb. 3 1837 appear opposite half title page. Light foxing visible on preliminary pages, including frontispiece and illustrated title page, and on initial and final pages of text. Illustrated with captioned plates.
 
Lot 1003

$150

Details: This lot includes the group of original early Black Americana sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles included in this lot are: The Contraband's Song of Freedom, Ole Shady or the Song of the Contraband, A Soldier in de Colored Brigade, I'm Going Home To Clo (1879), and Whitlock's Collection of Ethiopian Melodies (1846). Several of these pieces feature a lithograph illustration, one of which is a tinted lithograph of a minstrel act. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These pieces show some age wear such as foxing to pages, light moisture indications, and some restorative work, such as taping along spines.
 
Lot 1004

$110

Title: Helvetiorum Respublica. Diversorum Autorum quorum nonnulli nunc primum in lucem prodeunt.
Author: Josias Simler - Josias Simmler (Josiah Simler, Simlerus) was a Swiss theologian and classicist, author of the first book relating solely to the Alps.

Width: 2.5" Height: 4.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in period vellum. Book shows moderate external wear. Title, name of publisher, date of publication and monogram are written on spine. Binding is tight. Dark-edged pages are clean and crisp. Illustrated with fine full page engraved frontispiece and woodcut initials and vignettes.
 
Lot 1005

$35

Title: The Worldlings
Author: Leonard Merrick - Leonard Merrick was an English novelist.

He was born as Leonard Miller in Belsize Park, London of Jewish parentage. After schooling at Brighton College, he studied to be a solicitor in Brighton and studied law at Heidelberg, but he was forced to travel to South Africa at the age of eighteen after his father suffered a serious financial loss. There he worked as an overseer in the Kimberley diamond mine and in a solicitors office. After surviving a near-fatal case of "camp fever," he returned to London in the late 1880s and worked as an actor and actor-manager under the stage name of Leonard Merrick. He legally changed his name to Leonard Merrick in 1892. He later worked his experiences in South Africa and in the theater into numerous works of fiction. Merrick's novels include "Mr Bazalgette's Agent" (1888), a detective story; "Violet Moses" (1891), about a Jewish financier and his troubled wife; "The Worldlings" (1900), a psychological investigation of a crime; "Conrad in Quest of His Youth" (1903), the tale of a disillusioned man who, at thirty- seven, sets out to pick up the romantic threads of his younger life, it is "judged his most successful work" according to John Sutherland.

Merrick was well regarded by other writers of his era. In 1918 fifteen writers, including famous authors such as H. G. Wells, J. M. Barrie, G. K. Chesterton and William Dean Howells, collaborated with publisher E. P. Dutton to issue "The Works of Leonard Merrick" in fifteen volumes, which were published between 1918 and 1922. Each volume in the series was selected and prefaced by one of the writers.  William Dean Howells wrote of Merrick: "I can think of no recent fictionist of his nation who can quite match with Mr. Merrick in that excellence [of "shapeliness" or form in the novel]. This will seem great praise, possibly too great, to the few who have a sense of such excellence; but it will probably be without real meaning to most, though our public might well enjoy form if it could once be made to imagine it."

Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1900
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 342 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Elaborate decorative designs appear on spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition.  Loss of small, square-shaped portion of spine cover, measuring approximately .75" x 1". Spine cover also shows cracking, with heavy taping to verso. Front flap is detaching.
 
Lot 1006

$60

Title: Oeuvres de Jean Racine de l'Academie Francoise. Nouvelle edition, plus correcte et plus ample que les precedentes
Author: Jean Racine - Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine, was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France (along with Molière and Corneille), and an important literary figure in the Western tradition. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such 'examples of neoclassical perfection' as "Phèdre," "Andromaque," and "Athalie," although he did write one comedy, "Les Plaideurs," and a muted tragedy, "Esther," for the young.

Racine's plays displayed his mastery of the dodecasyllabic alexandrine; his verse is renowned for elegance, purity, speed, and fury, and for what Robert Lowell described as a 'diamond-edge', and the 'glory of its hard, electric rage'. The language effects of Racine's works are widely considered to be untranslatable, although many eminent poets have attempted to do so, including Lowell, Ted Hughes, and Derek Mahon into English, and Schiller into German. The latest to attempt to translate Racine's plays into English, and the first to render the plays in rhymed heroic couplets, earned a 2011 American Book Award for the poet Geoffrey Argent. Racine's dramaturgy is marked by his psychological insight, the prevailing passion of his characters, and the nakedness of both the plot and stage.
Publisher: La Compagnie des Libraires
City: Paris
Year: 1789
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in full leather. Books show external wear, with worn edges and eroded heads and heels of spines. Books are solidly bound. All edges are red. Endpapers are marbled. Each volume presents the curious small bookplate of Frenny de Graaff (a 20th-century socialist) with signature and date of his purchase "Paris, 1925" on front blank pages. Small portion of old institutional bookplate appears at corner of endpaper in Volume I. Old signature can be seen above Graaf bookplates in volumes one and three, and on blank preliminary page in volume two. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 1007

$10

Title: A Digest of the Law Partnership
Author: Frederick Pollock
Publisher: F. H. Thomas and Company
City: Saint Louis
Year: 1878
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xlix/169 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows repairs to spine, with minor loss of material along front edge and at ends of spine. Binding is cracked at title page. Offsetting to front endpaper from laid-in newspaper clippings. Lightly age-toned pages show no markings, save one sentence in light pencil on page V. Includes a table of cases.
 
Lot 1008

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about Western exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Some volumes included are antique. Some titles included are "Across the Continent," "The Colorado River," "The Switzerland of America," and "Down the Great River," among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 1009

$40

Details: This lot includes the original, hand-tinted Currier and Ives lithograph shown in the corresponding image. This richly detailed lithograph depicts a key moment in the Civil War, namely the capture of Atlanta on September 2, 1864. It shows marching Union soldiers and mounted officers in foreground, with the city itself in the background, with bright explosion just left of center. This piece measures approximately 15" x 10.75". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Lithograph has darkened margins with faint water markings and a closed tear measuring approximately 2" coming into image from lower left-hand edge. It shows no perforations or creasing.
 
Lot 1010

$45

Title: Luggage Labels from the Great Age of Shipping: Twelve Decorative, Sticky Labels To Adorn Your Luggage - With an Introduction on the Era of the Liner -
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Victoria and Albert Museum
City: London
Year: 1985
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 8 pages plus 11 labels
Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in original illustrated wrappers. Books are in excellent condition.

Please note that this lot contains 20 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 1011

$250

Title: The Naval Cutter Alert 1777
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Phoenix Publications Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1991
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: This is a title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 1012

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of Canada shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include fossils, tectonic and plutonic history, and the North Atlantic borderlands, among others. This group may include some foreign language titles as well as some bulletin-style publications in wrappers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes show some age/wear such as creasing and/or chipping at the spines and some edge wear. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings. Some volumes have been rebound into fresh wrappers with the original wrappers mounted on top.
 
Lot 1013

$25

Title: Old Boston Boys and the Games They Played
Author: James D'Wolf Lovett
Publisher: Riverside Press
City: Boston
Year: 1906
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/241 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in greenish blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to rear cover and bumped outside corners. Binding is cracked between frontispiece and title page. Previous owner's name appears at top of front flyleaf. Second page of foreword has four names underlined in ink. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Contains full- and double page illustrations, including numerous photographic portraits and plates showing individual athletes and/or teams.
 
Lot 1014

$55

Details: This lot includes the piece of original sheet music with a lithograph by Winslow Homer shown in the corresponding image(s). This 1846 printing is titled "Storming of Monterey: A Descriptive Military Waltz," and was composed by General Z. Taylor. The Winslow Homer lithograph depicts a dramatic battle scene from the Mexican War. This piece measures about 10" by 13.25". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This piece of music generally shows well with some age/wear. There is foxing to the pages, mostly concentrated at the extremities, and there is tape along the spine.
 
Lot 1015

$250

Title: The Colonial Merchantman Susan Constant, 1605
Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
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 22 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 16 of these are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 1016

$30

Details: This lot includes the 1765 issue of The London Chronicle shown in the corresponding image(s). This issue, dated March 12-14, contains a number of interesting articles, including the speech to the Council and Homes of Burgesses of Virginia by Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Colony Francis Fauquier, with replies of the Council. This piece is entitled "Plantation News."

Condition / Notes: This antique newspaper is well preserved, with no tears, perforations, creases or markings. Margins show some darkening.
 
Lot 1017

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are E. A. Brininstool's "Fighting Red Cloud's Warriors: True Tales of Indian Days When the West Was Young" (Hunter-Trader-Trapper Co., 1926) and C. M. Prevost's "Terra Cotta Plays" (Frederick A. Stokes, n.d.). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1018

$15

Details: This lot includes the original letter signed by John Hope Franklin shown in the corresponding image. This handwritten letter, dated Sept. 27, 1956, with letterhead of Brooklyn College, is addressed to Yale University Professor and historian Rollin G. Osterweis and offers thanks for his comments regarding "The Militant South" (1956). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved letter shows no tears or perforations. Vertical creases from folding can be seen. Envelope shows taping along edges.
 
Lot 1019

$45

Title: The Official and Pictorial Record of the Story of American Expansion: Portraying the Crowning Achievements of the McKinley-Roosevelt Administrations with Fullest Information Respecting the Original Thirteen States; the Several Cessions and Annexations, Including Alaska, Hawaii, Porto Rico, the Philippines, Samoa,and Panama Canal. Compiled and Written Directly from the Official Records at Washington, with the Endorsement of the President, of the Secretary of War, and of the Commanding Officers of the Army and Navy
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: General Marcus J. Wright/War Records Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 12" Height: 17"
Condition / Notes: Antique elephant folios are bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spines and gilt outline maps of Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Cuba to front cover, as well as of the national emblems of the United States and Spain. Volumes show mild external wear, with fading of lettering to spines and darkening to front cover of first volume. Binding of first volume is cracked at front. Pages are clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with (in-text) photographs and reproduction of art by well-known artists of the day, including Christy, Broughton, Beard, Smith, McIntosh, Burton, Rau, and others. First volume presents full-page portrait of President McKinley, the second of Theodore Roosevelt. Also contains several pages of color maps and flags plus the history of American expansion from the original 13 states through cessions and annexations up to and including the Panama Canal.
 
Lot 1020

$70

Title: The Little Regiment and Other Episodes of the American Civil War
Author: Stephen Crane
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 196 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second state of the first edition of this novel (without the ad for Gilbert Parker on page 197), with the pictorial bookplate of collector and patron John Quinn (1870-1924) on front flyleaf.

Antique volume is bound in original tan linen with black & red lettering to spine and front cover. Spine shows darkening, covers display light soiling. Abrasion appears along lower edge near outside corner of rear board. Binding is cracked at title page. Endpapers show foxing. Antique pictorial bookplate from the library of Helen Beveridge Light appears on front pastedown, opposite that of John Quinn. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 1021

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of paleontology and zoology books about dinosaurs, animals, and fossils shown in the corresponding image(s). Some subtopics include the phenacolemuridae and triassic maleri fauna, among others. Also included is a volume of "Allocyon, a New Canid Genus from the John Day Beds of Oregon," which is inscribed "Dr. Bruce L. Clark with the compliments of the author" on the front wrapper. This group includes some foreign language titles as well as some bulletin-style publications in wrappers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show some age/wear such as creasing and/or chipping at the spines and some edge wear. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings. Some volumes have been rebound into fresh wrappers or folios.
 
Lot 1022

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique souvenir books and literature from the 1893 World's Fair shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes photographic glimpses of landmarks in Chicago, Martha Finley's "Elsie at the World's Fair," and "The Century World's Fair Book for Boys and Girls," among other publications. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

This lot comes from the collection of Charles Rand Penney of Lockport, New York, considered one of the great American collectors of the Twentieth Century. Born in Buffalo, New York, in 1923, Penney acquired his BA from Yale University in 1965, a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1951, and in 1995 he was honored with a Doctorate of Fine Arts from the State University of New York for his life-long support for the arts. Dr. Penney received many other awards for his continuing contributions in this field.

Dr. Penney began collecting art by Western New Yorkers in the mid-30's, eventually collecting more than 100,000 objects that he kept and researched in his own home. Dr. Penney loaned his artwork extensively throughout Western New York and the rest of the world. In the early 1990s, he donated his collection of Western New York art to the Burchfield Art Center at Buffalo State College. As a result, the center was renamed the Burchfield-Penney Art Center to memorialize his generous and landmark donation.

Condition / Notes: These volumes show some age/wear such as chipping and edge wear to wrappers and some rubbing to boards.
 
Lot 1023

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

- Unforgiven by Anna C. Ellis - Dated 1882 by R. P. Studley & Co., Printers
- Running the Gauntlet: A Novel by Edmund Yates - Dated 1866 by Loring, Publisher
- The Lost Hunter: A Tale of Early Times by uncredited author - Dated 1856 by Derby & Jackson - Binding and pages show water markings.
- The Welcome Friend; Comprising a Choice Selection of Entertaining and Instructive Sketches by uncredited author - Dated Unknown by Theodore Bliss & Co.
- A Fool's Errand by uncredited author - Dated Unknown by Fords, Howard & Hulbert
 
Lot 1024

$55

Title: The Psychology of Art: The Creative Act; Museum Without Walls; The Twilight of the Absolute.
Author: Andre Malraux - André Malraux was a French novelist, art theorist and Minister for Cultural Affairs. Malraux's novel "La Condition Humaine" ("Man's Fate") (1933) won the Prix Goncourt. He was appointed by President Charles de Gaulle as Minister of Information (1945–1946) and subsequently as France's first Minister of Cultural Affairs during de Gaulle's presidency (1959–1969).

Translator: Stuart Gilbert - Stuart Gilbert was an English literary scholar and translator. Among his translations into English are works by André Malraux, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Georges Simenon, Jean Cocteau, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre. He also assisted in the translation of James Joyce's "Ulysses" into French.
Publisher: Pantheon Books
City: New York
Year: 1949-1950
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 9" Height: 11"
Book Details: The Bollingen Series XXIV
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in grayish brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spines and emblem on front cover. Tightly-bound volumes show light external wear. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with photogravures and tipped-in color plates.  Intact dust jackets in protective plastic covers show light shelfwear, with minor chipping at ends of spines and outside corners.
 
Lot 1025

$40

Title: Gems from the Coral Islands: Western Polynesia: Comprising the New Hebrides Group, the Loyalty Group, New Caledonia Group
Author: William Gill
Publisher: Ward and Co.
City: London
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/240 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "The present volume contains an account of the introduction of Christianity into the islands of the largest groups of Western Polynesia; the formation of Native churches - the character of Native evangelists - the works they have to do - the manner in which they do it, and the results of their labours; giving a complete Missionary history of each island in those groups to the present time."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with bright gilt lettering and pictorial design to front cover. Books shows external wear, with cracking visible at edges of spine and wear/minor loss of material along edges and at corners. Binding is cracked between table of contents and first page of text. Rear hinge is cracked. Moisture markings to endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains numerous plates, maps and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 1026

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material is made up John Adams Thayer "Out of the Rut" a small quarto in original printed wraps, dated 1912, stamped "review copy" and 40th thousand" on front cover, containing Thayer's "intimate confessions" of his business life. Accompanying the book are an 8.5" x 11" typed letter, dated 02/24/1935, and signed on his letterhead stationery, as well as a 1933 manuscript letter, signed with his initials on his "Westport IT" stationery. Both letters were written to Charles E. L. Wingate, a Boston editor and author, regarding literary topics, including the demise of "The Smart Set Anthology." The story of this ill-fated collection is told by Dolmetsch in "One Smart Set, a History and Anthology," 1966. In the 1933 letter, Thayer discusses his publication, "I am now publisher, editor and printer of the Westport IT...collectors will pay 30 cents for a copy in 100 years maybe." Also present are issue No. 1, Volume 1 of the "Westport IT." First proof of the title leaf and pages 2 and 3, with corrections, of this illustrated publication dated February 1933. Edited, published and printed by John Adams Thayer, Westport. Page 3 is an illustrated article advertising the sale of his own estate. The entire three printed pages are a homage to the desirability of living in Westport, culminating in the offering of his house. Self-made millionaire John Adams Thayer was the publisher of "Everybody's Magazine" and from 1911-14, publisher and owner of the "Smart Set" magazine. "Out of the Rut" was originally entitled "Astir, a Publisher's Life Story."

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1027

$25

Title: Concretions from the Champlain Clays of the Connecticut Valley
Author: J. M. Arms Sheldon
Publisher: Self-published
City: Boston
Year: 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 45 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12"
Book Details: This is a scarce edition of this work with the author's inscription at top of front flyleaf. Inscription reads "With the compliments of / the Author" (with "Rip" or "Rep" appearing underneath).
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in burgundy cloth with bright gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows light external wear, with fraying at tips of outside corners. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with 14 plates.
 
Lot 1028

$10

Title: Memoires de la Societe Geologique de France. Deuxieme serie. Tome quatrieme - Deuxieme partie
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Gide et Baudry, Editeurs
City: Paris
Year: 1852
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: pages 206-362
Width: 10.5" Height: 13.5"
Book Details: Contains "Catalogue raisonne des fossiles nummilitiques du comte de Nice" by Louis Bellardi and "Recherches sur les roches globuleuses" by M. Delesse.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed blue wrappers. Rear cover shows loss of material to lower outside corner and adjacent edges, with chipping to other corners. Binding is separating between pages 309 and 310. Partially uncut pages show foxing throughout, at times heavy at margins (of plates).
 
Lot 1029

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899. Volume IV - Palaeontology, Part I - The Marine Cretaceous Invertebrates by William B. Scott, T. W. Stanton - Dated 1901 by Princeton University Press - First Edition - Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows mild external wear, with browning to edges of covers and minor chipping at corners. Lacks spine cover at foot of spine. Partially uncut pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with bright plates.

- Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899. Volume IV - Palaeontology, Part II - Tertiary Invertebrates by William B. Scott, A. E. Ottmann - Dated 1902 by Princeton University Press - First Edition - Antique volume bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows light external wear. Partially uncut pages are clean and fresh. Illustrated with plates. Bright fold-out color map is well preserved.
 
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