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Lot 8001

$225

Title: Report upon the Colorado River of the West, explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers, under the direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A. A. Humphreys, Captain Topographicval Engineers, in Charge. By Order of the Secretary of War.
Author: Joseph C. Ives - Joseph Christmas Ives (25 December 1829 – 12 November 1868), soldier, botanist, explorer of the Colorado River in 1858.

From 1857 to 1858 Ives commanded an expedition to explore up the Colorado River from its mouth. He designed, built and tested his own stern-wheel steamboat, then shipped it to the Colorado River Delta. At Robinson's Landing he reassembled then used the 54-foot steamboat Explorer to map and survey the river. His party included Smithsonian associate John Strong Newberry as geologist. He led his party up the Colorado to the lower end of the Grand Canyon, then struck out across the desert to Fort Defiance in Colorado. Ives Reported his findings in his 1861 Report upon the Colorado river of the West[1] The Ives expedition produced one of the important early maps of the Grand Canyon drawn by Frederick W. von Egloffstein, topographer to the expedition. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 131; 154; 30; 31 pages plus plates and appendix
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in later black cloth covered boards. Lieutenant Ives writes in his preliminary text "The main object of the work being to ascertain the navigability of the Colorado, detailed information upon that point was also forwarded as the examinations proceeded." The work is profusely illustrated both in-text and with plates throughout as well as folding maps. Two folding maps and two plates are found at the front of the volume before the title page.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well externally with mild signs of age/wear with light cracking and age toning to the spine cover. The interior pages and plates show nicely with mild to moderate age toning/moisture markings.
Lot 8002

$200

Title: Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe: Poems, Essays on the Poet's Art.
Author: Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. He attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money. After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officer's cadet at West Point, Poe parted ways with the Allans. His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, "Tamerlane and Other Poems" (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian".

Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem, "The Raven," to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. He began planning to produce his own journal, "The Penn" (later renamed "The Stylus"), though he died before it could be produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.
Publisher: Fred De Fau & Company
City: New York
Year: 1902
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique Limited Edition set of ten volumes features poetry and literature. This edition is Limited to one thousand numbered copies, of which this set is numbered "581." Illustrated with woodblock plates and tissue guarded frontispieces.
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. Slight tearing to the top of the spines and shelf wear. Volume IV spine shows signs of repair. The bindings are sound and firm. The pages are clean and clear.
Lot 8003

$325

Title: Poems 1886-1929
Author: Rudyard Kipling - Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), "Just So Stories" (1902) (1894), "Kim" (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift." (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Book Details: This antique first edition set is signed by the author on the limitation page. "This edition, printed from type that has now been distributed, is limited to five hundred and thirty-seven sets. Twelves of these are for presentation. The first volumes of each of the remaining five hundred and twenty-five numbered sets is signed by the author." This set is numbered 330. The work is bound in full leather featuring raised bands and gilt tooling on spine cover. Volume 1 is adorned with a tissue-guarded frontispiece facsimile of a manuscript of Kipling's.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with bright boards that show light occasional rubbing/scraping. The interior pages show nicely with occasional light age toning to the extremities.
Lot 8004

$110

Title: Seven Years in Tibet
Author: Heinrich Harrer - Heinrich Harrer was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, and author. He is best known for being on the four-man climbing team that made the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, and for his books "Seven Years in Tibet" (1952) and "The White Spider" (1959).


Translor: Richard Graves
Publisher: The Easton Press
City: Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: c. 2004
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 329 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This volume is signed by the author on the preliminary page. "This leather-bound edition of Seven Years in Tibet is personally signed by Heinrich Harrer." This Easton Press volume is handsomely bound in full leather with gilt decoration on the boards and spine cover. The volume also contained a laid-in certificate of authenticity.

Seven Years in Tibet: My Life Before, During and After (1952; German: Sieben Jahre in Tibet. Mein Leben am Hofe des Dalai Lama; 1954 in English) is an autobiographical travel book written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer based on his real life experiences in Tibet between 1944 and 1951 during the Second World War and the interim period before the Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army invaded Tibet in 1950. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This volume shows like new with bright and clean boards and interior pages.
Lot 8005

$90

Title: Farrar's Illustrated Guide Book to Moosehead Lake, Katahdin Iron Works and Vicinity, the North Maine Wilderness, and the Head Waters of the Dead, Kennebec, Penobscot, Aroostook, and St. John Rivers.
Author: Capt. Charles A. J. Farrar
Publisher: Lee and Shepard
City: Boston
Year: 1889
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 295 pages plus advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique travel guide to Moosehead Lake and surrounding areas of Maine is bound in red cloth covered boards with gilt stamped lettering on the front board. The work is adorned with illustrated plates as well as a large folding map before the title page.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild signs of exterior age/wear with rubbing to the boards and like edgewear to the spine cover. The interior pages show mild age toning throughout with occasional foxing.
Lot 8006

$140

Title: Sextus Decretalium liber A Bonifacio Octavo In Concilio Lvgdvnensi Editvs.
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
City: Venetiis (Venice)
Year: 1567
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 262 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This antique volume features Latin theology. The title roughly translates to: "The sixth book Summa Boniface VIII in the Council of Lyons Prices." Bound in full vellum with gilt lettering on the spine.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. Signs of repairs to text. The pages are age toned and the text is clear. Mild signs of worm damage. The boards are clean.
Lot 8007

$110

Title: A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia
Author: Fred Burnaby - Colonel Frederick Gustavus Burnaby was a British Army intelligence officer. Burnaby's adventurous spirit, pioneering achievements, and swashbuckling courage earned an affection in the minds of Victorian imperial idealists. As well as travelling across Europe and Central Asia, he mastered the art of ballooning, spoke a number of foreign languages fluently, stood for parliament twice, published several books, and was admired and feted by the women of London High Society. His popularity was legendary, appearing in a number of stories and tales of empire. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Cassell Petter & Galpin
City: London, Paris & New York
Year: 1877
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 487 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in full leather featuring a gilt border to the boards as well as raised bands and gilt title on the spine cover. The work of the travels of Burnaby through Russia and Central Asia is adorned with a color folding map frontispiece as well as two large folding maps at the rear of the volume.

From the Preface:
"The title explains the nature of this work. It is merely a narrative of a ride to Khiva. I have added a short account of Russia's Advance Eastward."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with occasional light rubbing to the boards and spine cover. The interior pages show nicely with light age toning. The color maps are vibrant.
Lot 8008

$225

Title: Stories
Author: Various
Editor: Al Sarrantonio - Al Sarrantonio is an American horror and science fiction author who has published more than 45 books and 80 short stories. He has also edited numerous anthologies and has been called "brilliant" and "a master anthologist" by Booklist. (Courtesy Wikipedia), Neil Gaiman - Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman is an English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre, and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008). In 2013, The Ocean at the End of the Lane was voted Book of the Year in the British National Book Awards. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Mysterious Bookshop
City: New York
Year: 2010
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 428 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This stated First Limited Edition is signed by both Editors, Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio, on the limitation page. "First Edition Limited to 250 Numbered Copies, 26 Lettered Copies & 25 Presentation Copies. This is copy H." Most stories published within are signed by the author, including the signatures of Joyce Carol Oates, Walter Mosley, Lawrence Block, Diana Wynne Jones, Tim Powers, and Kurt Andersen. This volume is bound in half leather with red marbled paper covered boards.
Condition / Notes: This limited edition volume shows in like new condition with bright and clean boards and interior pages.
Lot 8009

$55

Title: the Complete Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation, of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton.
Author:
Editor: Edward Jesse , Henry G. Bohn
Publisher: Henry G. Bohn
City: London
Year: 1856
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 496 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This antique decorative volume features sporting and fishing. The Compleat Angler (the spelling is sometimes modernised to The Complete Angler) is a book by Izaak Walton. It was first published in 1653 by Richard Marriot of St Dunstan-in-the-West, London. Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse (Courtesy Wikipedia). Bound in marbled boards with leather spine and gilt lettering.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The interior front hinge is separated from the binding. The textblock is sound. Engravings are clean and clear.
Lot 8010

$175

Title: The Commodore
Author: Patrick O'Brian [ 12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000]
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
City: New York
Year: 1995
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 282 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This modern Author Signed Limited Edition features maritime history. This copy is numbered "88" of two-hundred limited signed editions printed. Also the First American Edition printing. Housed in the original dust jacket and includes a slipcase.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely in like-new condition. The slipcase shows signs of rubbing. The pages are clean and unmarked. The binding is sound.
Lot 8011

$30

Details: 8Pcs This lot consists of antique and vintage bookplates laid on medium thick paper cards. Most of these bookplates include depictions of coats of arms, both simple and ornate.

-Charles John Bird. Mag. Coll. Cambridge. "Cruce Spes Mea."
-Charles Manigualt. "Prospicere quam ulcisci."
-Earl of Carysfort, Elton Hall 1894. "Manus haec inimica tyrannis".
-C.L.F. Robinson. Newport, R.I. "Virtute non verbis".
-Thomas Worsley, Surveyor General of His Majesty's Works. "Quam Plurimis Prodesse." Inscription on card reads "1710-1778 gt. grandson of Oliver Cromwell, ancestor of present Duchess of Kent."
-Thomas Alcock Beck. "Flumina amem." Vignette of a bucolic river scene.
-Samuel Smith, Hamilton, 1774. Inscription on card reads "1752-1839. Am[erican] Politician. Suppressed Whisky Rebellion. Major in War of 1812"
-Ned Heverly

These bookplates are small and the paper they are laid on measures up to 5 x 7".
Condition / Notes: These bookplates show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches and soiling. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 8012

$30

Title: The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy: with extracts from the Journal of James Brooke, Esq.
Author: Henry Keppel - Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Keppel GCB, OM (14 June 1809 – 17 January 1904) was a Royal Navy officer. His first command was largely spent off the coast of Spain, which was then in the midst of the First Carlist War. As commanding officer of the corvette HMS Dido on the East Indies and China Station he was deployed in operations during the First Opium War and in operations against Borneo pirates. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
City: London
Year: 1847
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: 314 pages plus plates
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: This antique stated third edition volume is bound in cloth covered boards featuring stamped designs on the boards and spine cover. This work is a detailed account of the Royal Navy light cruiser, H.M.S. Dido, on the expedition to Borneo as an attempt to open it to foreign trade. The work provides an overview of Borneo and the Sea Dyakes and is adorned with two folding maps and a folding chart plate as well as illustrated plates throughout. This volume is only volume 2 of a two-volume set.

Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate rubbing and edgewear to the boards. The spine cover is cracked at the top with edgewear. The interior pages and map show nicely with occasional moisture markings.age toning. The textblock is cracked internally with no pages loose.
Lot 8013

$90

Title: Life of George Washington
Author: Washington Irving [April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859] - Washington Irving, was an American short story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith, and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This Antique First Edition set of three volumes features American history. Bound in cloth boards with blind stamped motif on the cover and gilt stamped lettering on the spine. This set includes a "Catalogue of Valuable Standard Works of National Character..."
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild signs of wear and age. The bindings are sound and firm. The pages are age toned and clean. The tissue guarded plates are clean. The boards shows signs of water markings and are clean.
Lot 8014

$110

Title: Breviarium Romanum Ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini Restititim S. PII V. Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editum Clementis VIII. Et Urbani VIII.
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Sumtibus, Chartis et Typis Friderici Pustet
City: Cincinnatii
Year: 1862
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 9.25" Height: 12"
Book Details: This decorative set of two volumes features theology. Bound in full leather with blind stamped motifs and gilt tooling. The binding is raised band with blind stamped motifs and gilt lettering. The endpapers are deluxe gold and white cloth. These volume are also adorned with with deep red ribbon place holders.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The front boards of Volume I and II are separating and the first few pages are separating. Signs of library labeling. The pages and text are clean.
Lot 8015

$35

Title: Memorial Edition Collected Works of Joseph Conrad.
Author: Joseph Conrad - Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) was a Polish novelist who wrote in English, after settling in England.

Conrad is regarded as one of the great novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and always with a marked Polish accent). He wrote stories and novels, predominantly with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honour. Conrad was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. While some of his works have a strain of romanticism, he is viewed as a precursor of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors.


Writing in the heyday of the British Empire, Conrad drew upon his experiences in the French and later the British Merchant Navy to create short stories and novels that reflect aspects of a worldwide empire while also plumbing the depths of the human soul.

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
City: Garden City / New York
Year: 1925
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 20 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: This set of twenty volumes feature Limited Edition literature. This edition is limited to four thousand and ninety-nine numbered set, which this is numbered "174." Volume I Introduction is written by William McFee. The boards are adorned with gilt tooling and have paper spine labels.
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The paper spine labels are worn and separating. The text is clean and clear.
Lot 8016

$100

Book Details: This group of five Easton Press books feature military and war history, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: On War, by Carl Von Clausewitz; Ultra Goes To War, by Ronald Lewin; and Battle, by R.G. Grant.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild signs of age and wear.
Lot 8017

$35

Title: XXVI Homelies de Sainctiean Chrysostome.
Author: Francois Joulet
Publisher: Chez Claude Cramoisy
City: Paris
Year: 1621
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 354 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in full leather with one working metal clasp. This Latin Theological work features decorated capitals and ornaments. The title pages features a decorative emblem featuring the phrase "Gue Dabo Nec Macrum Sacrificabo Sacrum Pin."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows moderate external signs of age/wear with cracking to the leather and edgewear. Some material is lacking from the spine cover. The interior pages show mild to moderate age toning. The endpapers show previous owner inscriptions.
Lot 8018

$25

Title: Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs
Author: Kenneth Conboy - Kenneth Conboy was a federal judge of the United States District Court in New York from 1987–1993 when he resigned to work in private practice. (Courtesy Wikipedia), M. S. Kohli - Captain Manmohan Singh Kohli is an internationally renowned Indian mountaineer. An officer in the Indian Navy who joined the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, he led the 1965 Indian expedition which put nine men on the summit of Everest, a world record which lasted for 17 years. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Easton Press
City: Norwalk, Connecticut
Year: 2002
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 226 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This collector's edition volume is bound in full leather with gilt decorative borders and design on the boards as well as raised bands on the spine cover. The work is adorned with photographic images of people and places visited while in and around the Himalayas.

From the Prologue:
"Due to the pressing requirement for unique skills, the intelligence agencies of the United States and India could not turn to their normal roster of spies or paramilitary operatives. Instead, they had to draw on a small fraternity of elite mountaineering to lace a delicate monitoring device at the "roof of the world." Gone were cloaks and daggers; in their place were crampons and ice axes."
Condition / Notes: This volume shows in like new condition with bright and clean boards and interior pages.
Lot 8019

$25

Title: Conferences Ou Exhortations A L'Useage Des Maisons Religieuses.
Author: Par le Pere De Tracy, Theatin
Publisher: Chez N. M. Tilliard, Libraire, Quai des Auguftins, a Saint Benoit.
City: Paris
Year: 1765
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 504 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: This antique volume features French literature. The title roughly translates to: "Conferences or Exhortations to the Use of Religious Houses." Bound in full leather with raised bands on the spine and gilt tooling. Inside the free endpaper there an inscription dated "Mars 1794."
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The leather boards show wear and chipping with the extremities. Mild foxing and the pages are clean. The spine shows library labeling.
Lot 8020

$225

Title: The Works of Victor Hugo
Author: Victor Hugo - Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.
In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, "Les Contemplations" and "La Légende des siècles" stand particularly high in critical esteem, and Hugo is sometimes identified as the greatest French poet. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels "Les Misérables" and "Notre-Dame de Paris" (also known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Kelmscott Society
City: New York
Year: 1887-1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This antique eight-volume set is handsomely bound in half red leather with green cloth covered boards featuring "Victor Hugo" in gilt on the front boards. The set includes the works, "Les Miserables;" "Hans of Iceland, Bug-Jargal;" "History of the Crimes of Poems;" "The Man Who Laughs;" "Notre-Dame de Paris;" and "Toilers of the Sea." Each volume is adorned with a tissue-guarded frontispiece.
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well externally with bight and clean boards. The spine covers of some volumes show mild edgewear. The interior pages show nicely with occasional light age toning.
Lot 8021

$50

Title: Summa Omnium Conciliorum et Pontificum
Author: F. Barth. Carranzam
Publisher: Ex Typographia Claudii Langloys
City: Lugduni
Year: 1675
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 88 pages plus index and 23 page appendix
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands on the spine cover which feature a paper label with handwritten title. The work features a half title as well as a red and black printed title page. The volume is also adorned with ornaments and decorated capitals.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume show mild to moderate signs of age/wear with rubbing to the boards and edgewear. the hinges show small holes. The spine cover shows mild chipping to the extremities. The interior pages show mild to moderate age toning/foxing.
Lot 8022

$60

Title: The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling
Author: Rudyard Kipling - Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), "Just So Stories" (1902) (1894), "Kim" (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift." (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1899
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Full Set: No
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: This set of twelve volumes features literature. Rebound in full leather with gilt lettering on the spines. This "Outward Bound" Edition groups the stories by subjects. A sample of the tales included are; "Soldiers Three;" "In the Black and White;" and "The Phantom Rickshaw" just to name a few.
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The pages are age toned and the text is clear. The bindings are sound and firm. Missing volumes XI, XII, and IVX. The leather boards are clean.
Lot 8023

$90

Book Details: This group of twelve author signed books feature mystery and crime literature, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: Carol O'Connell "Find me"; Stuart MacBride "Cold Granite"; and Lee Child "Tripwire".

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 8024

$45

Title: The Microscope: History, Construction, and Application: Being A Famliar Introduction to the Use of the Insrument, and the Study of Microscopical Science.
Author: Jabez Hogg
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
City: London
Year: 1883
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 764 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8"
Book Details: This decorative antique volume features science history. Illustrated with color plates and black and white prints. Bound in textured boards with gilt motifs on the front and spine of a microscope.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The interior hinges are hyperextended and cracked. The pages edges are age toned and the text is clean and clear.
Lot 8025

$35

Book Details: This group lot comprises the antique literature, art, and other volumes shown in the corresponding images.

Titles include: "Oroonoko" (c. 1800); "A Collection of Japanese Masterpieces"; and "Assimilative Memory".

Please attend our live sale to inspect these items in person.
Condition / Notes: These volumes show moderate to significant signs of age and wear including spine and board losses.
Lot 8026

$10

Book Details: This lot consists of the books shown in the corresponding images. Titles, authors, and subject matter include: Nelson Mandela; "Radical Religious and Violent"; Fall of Constantinople; "Rivers of Gold"; Bruce Cummings; Diana Preston; Ricardo Lagos; South America; Early Rome; Travel and exploration; Marcus Aerelius; Haiti, and more.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 8027

$90

Book Details: This group of eight books feature World War II History, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: Mary S. Lovell "The Churchills" signed; Max Hastings "Finest Years" signed; Richard Toye "Churchill's Empire" signed; and Lynne Olson "Troublesome Young Men" signed.

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Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 8028

$350

Title: The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to The Revolution in 1688. In two Volumes. And a Further Continuation to the Reign of William IV. In Two Volumes.
Author: David Hume - David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and scepticism. He was one of the most important figures in the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment. Hume is often grouped with John Locke, George Berkeley, and a handful of others as a British Empiricist.

, Hewson Clarke - Hewson Clarke was an English author, known for historical works. In literary circles he became unpopular by satirising Lord Byron. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Published by Thomas Kelly
City: London
Year: 1824-1832
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 11"
Book Details: This antique four-volume set is handsomely bound in half leather with cloth covered boards and spine cover with raised bands featuring gilt lettering and tooling. This set features "The History of England" as well as Hewson Clarke's "A Further Continuation to the Reign of William IV." Each work is bound in two volumes. Each volume is adorned with a frontispiece and elaborate title page, as well as illustrated plates throughout.

The History of England (1754–61) is David Hume's great work on the history of England, which he wrote in installments while he was librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh. It was published in six volumes in 1754, 1756, 1759, and 1761. The first publication of his History was greeted with outrage by all political factions, but it became a best-seller, finally giving him the financial independence he had long sought. Both the British Library and the Cambridge University Library, as well as Hume's own library, still list him as "David Hume, the historian." Hume's History spanned "from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688" and went through over 100 editions. Many considered it the standard history of England in its day. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique set shows well with mild external age/wear with rubbing to the boards and extremities. The interior pages show nicely with mild age toning.
Lot 8029

$20

Book Details: 6V This group of antique books, some with uncut signatures and double-sides, features Roman and Greek history as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in this group include: "Rome of Today and Yesterday: The Pagan City"; "The Remains of Ancient Rome" Vols. I & II; and "Thucydides Translated with Copious Notes" Vols. I, II & III by Dr. Bloomfield.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age-toning, spotting, edge and spine wear, scratches and creases, previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments. One of the "Remins of Ancient Rome" volumes has a map in a rear pastedown pocket. The other does not.
Lot 8030

$45

Title: The Chronicle of Froissart
Author: John Bourchier [] - John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners (1467 – 19 March 1533) was an English soldier, statesman and translator.
Publisher: Published by David Nutt
City: London
Year: 1901/1903
Binding Style:
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This antique set of six volumes features history. With an Introduction by William Paton Ker This set is part of "The Tudor Translations" edited by W. E. Henley XXVII. Bound in leather covered boards with cloth spines. Deckled pages adorn this set.
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. Signs of shelf wear. The pages are age toned and clean. The bindings are sound.
Lot 8031

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the books shown in the corresponding images. Titles, authors, and subject matter includes, books on books, reference, German history, German literature and poetry, New York, history, reference, and philosophy.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
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