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Lot 1259

$35

Title: The Quicksilver Resources of California
Author: Lewis E. Aubury
Publisher: California State Mining Bureau
City: Sacramento
Year: 1903
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 260 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in stiff white wrappers, with pasted original covers. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains 10 color maps, including intact fold-out tissue maps. Illustrated with 94 sketches and 45 photos.
 
Lot 1260

$80

Title: The Mysteries of Astrology, and the Wonders of Magic: Including a History of the Rise and Progress of Astrology, and the Various Branches of Necromancy; Together with Valuable Directions and Suggestions Relative to the Casting of Nativities, Predictions by Geomancy, Chiromancy, Phisiognomy, &c. Also, Highly Interesting Narratives, Anecdotes, &c. Illustrative of the Marvels of Witchcraft, Spiritual Phenomena, and the Results of Supernatural Influence
Author: C. W. Roback
Publisher: Published by the author
City: Boston
Year: 1854
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 238 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine. Another of front cover of "Dr. Roback's Summer Residence, Sweden." Book shows significant external wear, with staining to boards and loss of material at ends of spines. Staining present on endpapers, blank preliminary pages and advertisements. Binding is shaken. Gilt-edged pages display occasional light foxing. Tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of author is well preserved. Contains in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 1261

$15

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 Pliocene antelope and mammalian fauna from the Avawatz Mountains in California, among others. 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 1262

$60

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.  Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.
 
Lot 1263

$70

Title: The Edinburgh Almanack and Scots Register for 1806, Being the Second after Bissextile or Leap Year. Containing an Enlarged Kalendar, Lists of the Scots, Peers, Baronets, State Officers, Courts of Law, Revenue Boards, Public Offices, Universities, Clergy, Roads, &c. &c . Also of the British Peers, House of Commons, &c. Lists of the Army, Navy, &c.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: David Ramsay & Son
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1806
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages
Width: 3.25" Height: 5.5"
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in full red leather "wallet-style" binding with date and ruling in gilt. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings, with only very light sporadic foxing. Text is printed in double and multiple columns.
 
Lot 1264

$90

Title: The Art of Preserving Health: A Poem
Author: John Armstrong - Dr. John Armstrong was a poet. He was the son of the minister of Castleton, Roxburghshire, Scotland and studied medicine, which he practiced in London.

He is remembered as the friend of James Thomson, David Mallet, and other literary celebrities of the time, and as the author of a poem on "The Art of Preserving Health," which appeared in 1744, and in which a somewhat unpromising subject for poetic treatment is gracefully and ingeniously handled. His other works, consisting of some poems and prose essays, and a drama, "The Forced Marriage," are forgotten, with the exception of "The Oeconomy of Love" and the four stanzas at the end of the first part of "Thomson's Castle of Indolence," describing the diseases incident to sloth, which he contributed.

Publisher: A. Millar
City: London
Year: 1744
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 134 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: Plain paper issue, with price at foot of title.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in green cloth. Book shows mild external wear, with cracking along edges of spine and light spotting/smudging to covers. Binding is firm. Dealer's pencil annotations to front flyleaf. First and last pages are toned, otherwise interior is clean and without markings.
 
Lot 1265

$90

Title: Works
Author: John Ruskin - John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. Ruskin penned essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. The elaborate style that characterized his earliest writing on art was later superseded by a preference for plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasized the connections between nature, art and society. He also made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, plants, birds, landscapes, and architectural structures and ornamentation.

He was hugely influential in the latter half of the 19th century up to the First World War. After a period of relative decline, his reputation has steadily improved since the 1960s with the publication of numerous academic studies of his work. Today, his ideas and concerns are widely recognized as having anticipated interest in environmentalism, sustainability and craft.

Ruskin first came to widespread attention with the first volume of "Modern Painters" (1843), an extended essay in defence of the work of J. M. W. Turner in which he argued that the principal role of the artist is "truth to nature". From the 1850s he championed the Pre-Raphaelites who were influenced by his ideas. His work increasingly focused on social and political issues. "Unto This Last" (1860, 1862) marked the shift in emphasis. In 1869, Ruskin became the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford, where he established the Ruskin School of Drawing. In 1871, he began his monthly "letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain", published under the title "Fors Clavigera" (1871–1884). In the course of this complex and deeply personal work, he developed the principles underlying his ideal society. As a result, he founded the Guild of St George, an organization that endures today.
Publisher: Dana Estes & Company, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: Unknown
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 25 Complete: No
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This is a scarce limited edition of John Ruskin's works. This is copy number 60 of the1000 of the St. Mark's Edition.
Condition / Notes: This set lacks two volumes.  Antique set bound in green cloth with printed paper spine labels. Books show mild external wear. Library bookplate appears on front endpapers. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings. Contains plates and in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 1266

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the four issues of the literary magazines shown in the corresponding image(s). The issues of Two Worlds Monthly from 1926 (Volume 1, No. 2., n.d.) and March and April 1927contain installments James Joyce's 1922 novel "Ulysses." The June 1926 issue of Two Worlds Literary Quarterly offers one installment of a series presenting a redrafted version of the previously published opening chapter of "Finnegans Wake" (here published as "A New Unnamed Work"). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Issues show varying degrees of wear, with chipping or loss to/of spine covers. Magazines are firmly bound, with clean pages that show no markings.
 
Lot 1267

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of seven autographed letters signed by eminent educational reformer Sir Michael Sadler (1861-1943) shown in the corresponding image. This material comprises 11 pages on his "The Rookery, Old Headington, Oxford" letterhead. Letters are addressed to Philip Stead, date from 1935 to 1939 and contain theatrical, literary and art reminiscences. Included is a typed letter signed by leading economist and Keynes associate Sir Walter Layton regarding Sadler's recommendation for Stead to be a drama critic on the "News Chronicle," 1939. Layton was chairman of the Board of the "News Chronicle" from 1930 to 1940 and was Head of Joint War Production Staff from 1942 to 1943..To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Sadler letters are well preserved with no tears, perforations. Pages show horizontal and vertical creasing from folding. Letter by Walter Layton displays small tears at edges and has also been folded.
 
Lot 1268

$55

Title: The Illustrated Guide for Modeling the Royal Yacht Fubbs, 1724
Author: William J. Romero
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 1997
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 613/ xlvi/ix pages plus 4 pages of advertisements and two-page index
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 1269

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of paleontology and botany books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include fossil plants, botany in Britain, and British avonian conodont faunas, among others. This group includes some foreign language titles, as well as 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 along spines and some edge wear. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1270

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of International Geological Congress excursion reports shown in the corresponding image(s). There are 38 publications in this lot, which cover topics such as the the Lake Superior region, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Chesapeake Bay region, among others. Many of these volumes contain numerous black and white plates, some of which are real photographs or fold out maps and diagrams. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These volumes are ex-library, and may contain stamps or other markings. Some volumes show chipping and loss along spines, and a few have loose and/or detached wrappers. Some show restorative work along the spines.
 
Lot 1271

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique poetry books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John W. Day's "A Galaxy of Progressive Poems" (Colby & Rich, 1890) and Dwight William's "The Beautiful City in Song, and Other Poems" (Phillips & Hunt, 1887). 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 1272

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of the Eastern Bloc, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Slavic countries, etc. shown in the corresponding image(s). This group includes some foreign language titles. 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.
 
Lot 1273

$70

Title: The Creators of the Age of Steel
Author: W. T. Jeans
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/349 plus 10 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Biographies of Sir Henry Bessemer, Sir William Siemens, Sir Joseph Whitworth, Sir John Brown, S. G. Thomas, and G. J. Snelus.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped lettering and decorative design to top of front cover. Book shows external wear, with discoloration to spine. Repair work visible on front hinge. Antique diamond-shaped bookplate pasted to front pastedown. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. A small number of pages show chipping to fore edge.
 
Lot 1274

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of four volumes of "Jane's Fighting Ships" shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes date from 1939, 1951-52, 1957-58, 1959-60. Please note that the oldest of these is an ex-library volume. 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 1275

$10

Title: Photo Etching for Modellers
Author: Azien Watkin, Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 1276

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about fossils shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include the pliocene of California, fossil echinoidea, fossil talpidae, and fossil avian remains, among others. This group includes some foreign language titles, as well as 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: Some volumes in this group show more advanced wear with some chipping and loss at spine with some edge wear. Some of these volumes are ex-library, and may have stamps or other markings.
 
Lot 1277

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about South American history shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include Patagonia, Peru, and the Panama Route, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 1278

$140

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique sheet music from the 19th century shown in the corresponding image(s). There are eleven individual music pieces in this lot, which originate from the years 1824-1872. This lot includes the following titles: Mysteries of the Nile (1872), The Soldier's Welcome (about the Mexican War), The Ocean Telegraph March (1858), The Five Belles Polka (1856), The Maltese Boatman's Song (1834), Home Sweet Home (1824), Willie My Brave (1851), Le Bananier, Marche De Nuit (1856), The Banjo (1855), and Foster's Melodies No. 28 (1854). Many of these pieces have beautifully illustrated color front covers, some of which are handsome color lithographs.

Condition / Notes: These pieces show some age/wear such as edge wear and foxing to the pages. Some show restorative work such as taping along the spines.
 
Lot 1279

$300

Details: This lot includes the group of 32 Soviet political posters shown in the corresponding image. The majority of these color posters represent art from the time of the Russian Revolution and World War II. This material is contained in a portfolio with library markings to spine and inside panels. Front panel bears the name of Aurora Art Publishers (Leningrad) in English and Russian. Captions on versos of posters are in Russian, English and French. All posters measure approximately 11.75" x 16". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: All posters are well preserved and show no tears, perforations, creases or markings. Portfolio shows wear concentrated at extremities, with light soiling to panels.
 
Lot 1280

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books about the geology and paleontology of Central America, Mexico, and Caribbean shown in the corresponding image(s). Some topics include fossil mollusks and cave mammals in Haiti, among others. 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.
 
Lot 1281

$25

Title: The Evolution of Sex
Author: J. Arthur Thomson, Patrick Geddes - Sir Patrick Geddes FRSE was a Scottish biologist, sociologist, geographer, philanthropist and pioneering town planner. He is known for his innovative thinking in the fields of urban planning and sociology.

He was responsible for introducing the concept of "region" to architecture and planning and is also known to have coined the term "conurbation".  An energetic Francophile, Geddes was the founder of the Collège des Écossais (Scots College) an international teaching establishment in Montpellier, France.
Publisher: Scribner & Welford
City: New York
Year: 1890
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/322 pages plus 6 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: An early work on sexology. Geddes was Chair of Botany at University College Dundee from 1888 to 1919.
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with bright gilt lettering. Book shows light external wear, with small dent to mid-section of spine. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Contains numerous in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 1282

$35

Title: The Building of the Ship
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", "The Song of Hiawatha," and "Evangeline." He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were "Voices of the Night" (1839) and "Ballads and Other Poems" (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns from her dress catching fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882.

Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.

Publisher: Fields, Osgood, & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1870
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 79 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7"
Book Details: First separate, first illustrated edition (first published in 1849 in a collection) with 20 engravings after Hennessey & Gifford.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume with beveled boards bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs. Book displays wear to extremities, with minor loss at ends of spine. Binding is somewhat shaken. Pages with gilt edges show very occasional light spotting at margins. Contains numerous in-text illustrations. Antique newspaper clipping laid in.
 
Lot 1283

$10

Title: Die Silikatschmelzlosungen mit besonderer Rucksicht auf die Mineralbildung und Schmelz-Erniedrigung: I. Uber die Mineralbildung in Silikatsschmelzlosungen; II. Uber die Schmelzpunkt-Erniedrigung der Silikatsschmelzlosugen
Author: J. H. L. Vogt
Publisher: Jacob Dybwad
City: Christiania, Norway
Year: 1903/1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes have been rebound in stiff white wrappers, with original wrappers pasted to covers. These ex-library books show light external wear, with name of previous owner stamped at top edge of front original front covers, and withdrawal stamp next to author's name. No other library markings/attachments are visible. Partially uncut pages are clean and without markings. Fold-out plates are well preserved. Illustrated with in-text diagrams, drawings and intact bright color plates.
 
Lot 1284

$80

Title: La saccra bibbia, tradotta da Giovanni Diodati. Edizione londinese riveduta da Giambattista Rolandi. Corredata di un indice generale, formante un compendio dell'antico testamento e di utili tavole cronologiche
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Giambattista Rolandi
Translator: Giovanni Diodati
Publisher: R. Priestley
City: London
Year: 1819
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: c/270 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: Giovanni Diodati or Deodati (June 6, 1576 - October 3, 1649), was the first to translate the Bible into Italian from Hebrew and Greek sources. He was a Great Linguist and Italian theologian. He was born at Geneve, of a noble family originally from Lucca, which had exiled because of Freedom of Speech issues, such as his translations of the Bible, into the common language of the people.
Condition / Notes: Antique library volume bound in three-quarter cloth with paper-covered boards. Book shows wear to extremities, with tearing along spine edges and ends. Customary library markings and attachments are present. Hinges are cracked. Pages display very occasional light foxing. Text is double column.
 
Lot 1285

$55

Title: The Improvement of Rivers: A Treatise on the Methods Employed for Improving Streams for Open Navigation, and For Navigation by Means of Locks and Dams
Author: B. F. Thomas, D. A. Watt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1913
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details: Second Edition, "rewritten and enlarged."
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with rubbing to boards and fraying at heads of spines. Books are firmly bound, with reinforced hinges. Antique book plates appear on front pastedowns. Antique library stamps can be seen in upper right corners of title pages, with statement "Presented by John Wiley and Sons" in left corners. Call numbers in pencil on copyright pages. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated. Numerous intact fold-out plates at rear are well preserved.
 
Lot 1286

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books and/or monographs on paleontology and zoology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are James Perrin Smith's "The Middle Triassic Marine Invertebrate Faunas of North America" (1914) and Anthony W. Vogdes' "A Classed and Annotated Bibliography of the Palaeozoic Crustacea, 1698-1892, to Which Is Added a Catalogue of North American Species" (California Academy of Sciences, 1893). 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 1287

$200

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of antique compilations of Harper's Magazine shown in the corresponding image(s). These books date from the 1860's and 1870's. 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 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. Two of the volumes show loss of (portion of) spine cover.
 
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