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Lot 1001

$450

Title: Hawaii: Fifty Photographs by Brett Weston
Author: Brett Weston - Brett Weston was the son of photographer Edward Weston. He began to take photographs in the 1920s in Mexico, where he lived with his father. He traveled widely in search of subject matter, taking photographs in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan. From 1978 onward Weston spent much of his time in Hawaii.
Publisher: Photography West Graphics
City: Carmel, California
Year: 1992
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 50 pages
Width: 12.75" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: Edited and designed by Carol Williams Christopher, this is a collection of Weston's extraordinary studies of Hawaiian skies, vegetation and places photographed in the 1970's and 80's demonstrating his unusual eye for contrasting textures and dramatic light.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited first edition, being copy 195 of 300. The author's signature and limitation notice appear on the final page.

This volume is bound in decorative green cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering. This book shows very light external wear. The binding is firm.The interior is clean and bright. This work is illustrated with fifty black-and-white plates.

This volume is housed in a green cloth slipcase with stamped gilt lettering matching the cover of the book. This slipcase shows very light scuffing.
Lot 1002

$475

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee - Nelle Harper Lee, better known by her pen name Harper Lee, was an American novelist widely known for "To Kill a Mockingbird," published in 1960. Immediately successful, it won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Though Lee had only published this single book, in 2007 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature. Additionally, Lee received numerous honorary degrees, though she declined to speak on those occasions. She was also known for assisting her close friend Truman Capote in his research for the book "In Cold Blood" (1966). Capote was the basis for the character Dill in "To Kill a Mockingbird."

The plot and characters of "To Kill a Mockingbird" are loosely based on Lee's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel deals with the irrationality of adult attitudes towards race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s, as depicted through the eyes of two children. The novel was inspired by racist attitudes in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama.

Another novel, Go Set a Watchman, was written in the mid-1950s and controversially published in July 2015 as a "sequel", though it was later confirmed to be To Kill a Mockingbird's first draft. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
City: New York
Year: 1999
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 323 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old.

The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with the serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic explains the novel's impact by writing, "In the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of the 40th anniversary edition of this Pulitzer Prize-Winning novel, originally published in 1960. The author's inscription appears on the half title page and reads "Nell & Hugh - / forty years on / and we are here / and loving each / other! / Nelle Harper." Also laid in is a note written by Harper Lee, dated 30 August 2002, and addressed "Dear Ones." The text is the letter is as follows: Keep the meal in the / freezer or it'll germinate. /The USNews & World Report (newspaper title is underlined) / issue is one that will / amuse you. / Hot, hot & thunderstorms / most afternoons: / DOG DAYS. / Love, / Nell Harper."

This volume is bound in gray paper-covered boards, with stamped silver lettering to the spine and a blind-stamped pictorial design depicting a tree with bare branches (a motif also decorating the title page). The book and dust jacket, with price of $18.00 on the front flap, are in excellent condition.
Lot 1003

$425

Title: A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and round the World; In Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed. Undertaken by His Majesty's Command, Principally with a View To Ascertain the Existence of Any Navigable Communication between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; And Performed in the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of War, and Armed Tender Chatham, under the Command of Captain George Vancouver
Author: George Vancouver - Captain George Vancouver was an English officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his 1791–95 expedition, which explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions, including the coasts of contemporary Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. He also explored the Hawaiian Islands and the southwest coast of Australia.

In Canada, Vancouver Island and the city Vancouver are named after him, as are Vancouver, Washington in the United States, Mount Vancouver on the Yukon/Alaska border and New Zealand's sixth highest mountain. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson and J. Edwards
City: London
Year: 1798
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: i - xxix / 432 pages plus 4 (of 7) original plates
Width: 9.75" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: Vancouver was put in command of the expedition on the recommendation of his old commanding officer Alan Gardner. He had served earlier with both Admiral Rodney and on James Cook's second and third voyages, so was well equipped in terms of experience, in addition he was a first class navigator. The voyage was mounted as a grand-scale expedition to reclaim Britain's rights, resulting from the Nootka Convention, at Nootka Sound, to thoroughly examine the coast south of 60º in order to find a possible passage to the Atlantic; and to learn what establishments had been founded by other powers. This voyage became one of the most important ever made in the interests of geographical knowledge. Vancouver sailed by way of the Cape of Good Hope to Australia, where he discovered King George's Sound and Cape Hood, then to New Zealand, Hawaii, and the northwest coast of America. In three seasons' work Vancouver surveyed the coast of California; visited San Francisco and San Diego ... and other Spanish settlements in Alta California; settled the necessary formalities with the Spanish at Nootka; investigated the Strait of Juan de Fuca; discovered the Strait of Georgia; circumnavigated Vancouver Island; and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson Bay.' (Hill
Pacific Voyages [2004] p.623).

The first volume tkaes the reader across the PAcific to the northwest coast of North America, having been to Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii.

Cowan p.654-5; Cox II,p.30; Ferguson 281; Forbes I,298; Hill (2004) 1753; Howes V-23; Judd 178; Lada-Mocarski 55; O'Reilly & Reitman 635; Sabin
98443; Streeter Sale 3497; Tremaine 688; Tweney 78; Wagner NWC p.209; Wantrup 63a; Wickersham 6601; Zamorano Eighty 77

Condition / Notes: This is the first volume only of this famous exploration work. The antique large quarto has been rebound in half-leather with cloth covers. The spine shows five raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. There is light external shelf wear. The binding is solid.

The pages show moderate age toning and light to moderate foxing. The book includes the "Advertisement from the Editor," "Contents," and "List of Plates," and lacks the half-title page. This work is illustrated with four of the seven original plates, with the remaining three in facsimile
Lot 1004

$175

Title: Buttons and Design Scarabs: Illustrated by the Egyptian Collection in University College, London
Author: Flinders Petrie - Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, FRS (3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942), commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology and preservation of artifacts. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt in conjunction with his wife, Hilda Petrie. Some consider his most famous discovery to be that of the Merneptah Stele, an opinion with which Petrie himself concurred. Petrie developed the system of dating layers based on pottery and ceramic findings. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Egypt / Bernard Quaritch
City: London
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 34 pages plus 30 plates
Width: 10" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first (and best) edition of this work. The antique large quarto volume is bound in the publisher's half-cloth with printed paper covers. There is mild to moderate external shelf wear, with toning and rubbing to the corners and edges. The binding is solid. The pages are clean with mild age toning. This work is profusely illustrated with 30 plates depicting an array of buttons and scarabs.
Lot 1005

$650

Title: Nouvelles compositions decoratives.
Author: Serge Gladky - A prominent figure in the Art Deco movement and a leading precursor of modern abstract art, Serge Gladky was a French architect, designer, and graphic artist, who was active during the 1920s and 30s. He was primarily renowned for his cubist style, and his decorative abstract prints were characterized by the creative, harmonious synthesis of geometric forms derived mostly from nature. Although inspired by natural motifs, his ornamental patterns were imaginative abstract interpretations rather than literal depictions of these subjects. In 1928, Gladky published his most well known work, Nouvelles Compositions Decoratives, a collection of vibrant, fanciful designs of animals, plants, fish, birds, and insects. The sheer ingenuity and striking colours of these dynamic prints, achieved mainly through the pochoir process (a hand-stenciling technique popular among Art Deco artists), significantly influenced the course of modern design.
Publisher: Editions d'Art Charles Moreau
City: Paris
Year: c. 1928
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 47 pochoir plates
Width: 10.5" Height: 13.25"
Book Details: Lively, inventive prints from Gladky's seminal Art Deco publication, 'Nouvelles Compositions Decoratives' (1re & 2eme Séries).

A prominent figure in the Art Deco movement and a leading precursor of modern abstract art, Serge Gladky was a French architect, designer, and graphic artist, who was active during the 1920s and 30s. He was primarily renowned for his cubist style, and his decorative abstract prints were characterized by the creative, harmonious synthesis of geometric forms derived mostly from nature. Although inspired by natural motifs, his ornamental patterns were imaginative abstract interpretations rather than literal depictions of these subjects. In 1928, Gladky published his most well known work, Nouvelles Compositions Decoratives, a collection of vibrant, fanciful designs of animals, plants, fish, birds, and insects. The sheer ingenuity and striking colours of these dynamic prints, achieved mainly through the pochoir process (a hand-stenciling technique popular among Art Deco artists), significantly influenced the course of modern design.
Condition / Notes: This collection of plates includes images from series I and II of "Nouvelles compositions decoratives," loose in the original portfolio for Series II with the title page to Series I.

The antique plate portfolio has printed paper-covered boards iwth black and blue lettering/illustration and black cloth backstrip. There are cloth ties at the fore edge. The portfolio shows moderate shelf wear, with the backstrip partially detached from the front board. A library bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. The perforated stamp of the City Library of Springfield, Massachusetts appears on the title page. The 47 pochoir plates retain bright, vivid colors, with mild age toning and some light foxing and moisture marking in the margins.
Lot 1006

$175

Details: This lot consists of the engraved map of discoveries by Captain Cook shown in the corresponding images.

This engraved Thomas Kitchin map is entitled "A Chart of the Discoveries made by the late Capt. Cook, & other European Navigators, in the great Pacific Ocean between Asia & America" (London: R. Baldwin, London Magazine, July, 1780).

This fascinating chart indicates the extent of geographical knowledge gained by the explorations of Cook and others in the mid-18th century.

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Condition / Notes: The antique engraved map shows folding creases with small losses.There has been restoration to left margin outside the neatline. The sheet shows mild age toning.
Lot 1007

$50

Title: Russia: St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kharkoff, Riga, Odessa, the German Provinces on the Baltic, the Steppes, the Crimea, and the Interior of the Empire
Author: Johann Georg Kohl - Johann Georg Kohl was a German travel writer, historian and geographer.

Son of a wine merchant, he attended a gymnasium in Bremen, and then studied law at the universities of Gšttingen, Heidelberg and Munich. When his father died in 1830, he had to break off his studies, and spent six years working as a tutor in Courland. He then traveled to St. Petersburg and other parts of Russia. In 1838, he returned to Germany and settled in Dresden from where he visited much of Europe and wrote about his experiences.

Kohl's main scientific work, "Der Verkehr und die Ansiedlungen der Menschen in ihrer Abhangigkeit von der Gestalt der Erdoberflache" ("Transportation and settlement of people and their dependence on surface terrain") (1841, 1850) is regarded as the founding document of modern transport and urban geography. Using Moscow as an example, he formulated a mathematical theory for the development of spherical cities and how eventually these cities would develop skyscrapers and underground shopping centers. Similarly, also fundamental to the theoretical geography was his "Die geographische Lage der Hauptstadte Europas" ("The Current Situation in The Capitals of Europe") (1874).

From 1854 to 1858, he traveled in the United States. He prepared some valuable maps for the U.S. government, and at the request of the United States Coast Survey prepared two reports: "History of the Discovery of the U. S. Coast and the History and Investigation of the Gulf Stream" (Bremen, 1868). While in Washington and at Harvard, Kohl made friends with many writers (including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Washington Irving) and scholars (including George Bancroft, Charles Bennett Deane and Louis Agassiz). Kohl's book "Reisen in Canada und durch die Staaten von New York und Pennsylvanien" ("Travels in Canada and the States of New York and Pennsylvania"; 1856) is still consulted for historical study into Pennsylvania Dutch. On his return to Europe, he settled in Bremen where he was appointed city librarian in 1863. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
City: London
Year: 1842
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/530 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half green leather and marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners. The spine has bright stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation. The book displays mild rubbing to the covers and minor scuffing at the edges of the front board. Very minor loss can be seen at the tips of the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The armorial bookplate of George Montagu is affixed to the center of the front pastedown, with a small paper label in the upper outside corner of the same. The pages are largely clean and without markings, with only some (light) foxing at the front and rear of the volume. The fold-out map of Russia at front of volume is intact, with a two-inch diagonal tear at the mid-section of the right side (only very marginally affecting content).
Lot 1008

$140

Title: Mythological Papyri
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Natacha Rambova - Natacha Rambova (January 19, 1897 – June 5, 1966) was an American film costume and set designer, best known for her marriage to Rudolph Valentino. Although they shared many interests such as art, poetry and spiritualism, his colleagues felt that she exercised too much control over his work and blamed her for several expensive flops. In later life, she continued her spiritualist activities, as well as studying Egyptology. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: Alexandre Piankoff - Alexander Piankoff (born 18 October 1897 in St. Petersburg, Russia, died 20 July 1966 in Brussels, Belgium) is a French archaeologist and Egyptologist of Russian origin. He is best known for his translations of religious texts. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Pantheon Books / Bollingen Foundation
City: New York
Year: 1957
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the third volume in the "Egyptian Religious Texts and Representations" series supervised by Alexandre Piankoff. This vintage set consists of a text volume and a cloth-covered clamshell plate portfolio. The text volume is bound in two-tone cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the front cover and spine. The matching clamshell portfolio has cloth ties at the fore edge. Both are well preserved, with very little shelf wear. The binding is solid.

The pages and plates are clean and without markings. The color frontispiece depicts a papyrus. The plates, loose as issued, are in black and white as well as color. Many of the plates are fold-outs.

The two volumes are housed in a brown cloth-covered slipcase with a printed paper title label on the front cover. The exterior shows moderate rubbing.
Lot 1009

$150

Details: This lot consists of the antique Virginiana shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of antique paper includes a Virginia newspaper; a Land Deed; a War of 1812 Richmond Cavalry roster; and a Civil War era letter. "The Visitor" for April 28, 1810[vol. II, No. 12]; [with] an 1807 land deed signed by Peter Daniel; [with] a manuscript list of War of 1812 volunteers of the Richmond cavalry; [with] an Autograph Letter Signed by Peter V. Daniel, Jr., to Ellis. Richmond: 1807; 1810; 1861. 4to. ( Newspaper) 4pp., text in three columns; a 4pp, manuscript land deed; a 5pp. manuscript list, with caption title "Members of the Union Volunteer Cavalry of Richmond, listing 95 members of the regiment raised to protect Richmond at the outbreak of the War of 1812. (Separated at folds); an autograph letter written during the first year of the Civil War. Unbound.

All four items relate to the Daniel family of Stafford County, particularly Peter V. Daniel (1784-1860) and his son, Peter V. Daniel (1818-1889). The elder Daniel married Lucy Randolph in 1810 (see notice in The Visitor) and became Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and in 1840, a Supreme Court Justice. His son, a lawyer and civil engineer, became President of the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad, which became the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad in 1860 (see the letter to "Ellis").

The Visitor , a Richmond newspaper, includes poetry, extracts, notices of deaths etc., including a lengthy essay titled "Critical Observations on the Loves of the Plants, By Dr. Darwin" on the first page. Also of note is notice on page 3 or the marriage of Lucy Randolph, the daughter of Edmund Randolph, to Peter V. Daniel.

[With:] A manuscript document signed, an 1807 land deed signed by Travers Daniel and (his son) Peter Daniel deeding a certain property in Stafford County to the son.

[And with]:A manuscript roster of a War of 1812 Virginia cavalry unit. In December 1812, with the British fleet threatening Norfolk, state regiments were ordered away from Richmond. In order to protect the city, a volunteer cavalry was raised under Captain William Foushee and 1st Lieutenant William Wirt, consisting mainly of veterans of the American Revolution. This list is believed to have been compiled by and in the hand of Peter V. Daniel, who is listed on the final page.

[And with]: Autograph Letter Signed by Peter V. Daniel, Jr., to Ellis, on Richmond, Frederickburg and Potomac R.R. stationery, with some interesting Civil War related content, after the first Battle of Manassas, but before any other major developments: Richmond, 4 October 1861.

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Condition / Notes: These antique items of Virginiana show well, with some age toning and edge wear. Handwriting in ink is dark and clear. Items measure between 8" by 12.5" and 8" by 3.25".
Lot 1010

$950
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Nineveh and Its Remains: With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or Devil-Worshippers; And an Enquiry into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians by Austen Henry Layard - Dated 1849 by John Murray - Other - see description Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes - Description of the early archaeological dig in northern Iraq.

This antique uniformly-bound set includes the first edition of the first volume, published in 1849, as well as a stated second edition of the second volume, published the same year. The volumes are bound in full leather wth stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation as well as raised bands on the spines. There is moderate rubbing and shelf wear to the exteriors. The bindings are solid.

The text blocks are adorned with marbled edges and endpapers. Each volume contains a color frontispiece. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and scattered light spotting/foxing, mostly in the margins. These volumes are profusely illustrated with numerous woodcut engravings, plates, fold-out maps, and fold-out plans.

Laid-in at the front pastedown of the first volume is a two-and-a-half page letter (with two folds) where Layard discusses dealing with "the Institution," entirely in Layard's hand with a large, dark signature signed "A. H. Layard." There are some pin holes at top margin of the first page, not affecting any of Layard's handwriting.
- Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition Undertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum. by Austen Henry Layard - Dated 1853 by John Murray - First Edition - Layard's second Nineveh and Babylon expedition.

This is a scarce first edition of the volume on Layard's second expedition, uniformly bound with and in similar condition to the accompanying set on the first edition. This work is profusely illustrated with woodcut engravings and fold-out plates. The fold-out frontispiece depicts the exterior of Sennacherib's Palace.
Lot 1011

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique estate books shown in the corresponding images.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1012

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique literature and poetry books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Jewel Merchants," which is a limited edition copy; "An Old Sweetheart of Mine," which is in As-New condition in its original decorative box; and "Joseph the Provider," by Thomas Mann, which is a stated First American Edition.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, such as moisture markings, light toning, and light edge wear. It should be noted that the book "An Old Sweetheart of Mine," is in as-New condition, housed in its original decorative box, which shows some chipping. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1013

$150

Title: Dramatische Texte zu altaegyptischen Mysterienspielen
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Kurt Heinrich Sethe - Kurt Heinrich Sethe was a noted German Egyptologist and philologist from Berlin. He was a student of Adolf Erman. Sethe collected numerous texts from Egypt during his visits there and edited the "Urkunden des ægyptischen Altertums" which is a standard catalogue of Ancient Egyptian literature and text.

Among Sethe's many contributions to Egyptology, two are singled out by Gardiner (p. 433): "...the pronunciation of Middle Egyptian... The chief authorities to be consulted are Sethe's great work on the Egyptian verb, and a much later brilliant article entitled "Die Vokalisation des Ägyptischen in Zeitschrift der deutschen morgenländischen Gesellschaft"" (1923). Actually, Sethe was the first one to put forth a systematic theory of the Egyptian verb; it was no easy accomplishment, since the inflection of the Egyptian verb was done mainly by changing the vowels, and the Egyptians only wrote consonants.

Among Sethe's students were Hans Jakob Polotsky and Alan Gardiner. Sethe's anthology, "Aegyptische Lesestuecke," is still doing sterling service to the beginners in the study of the language. Sethe also published a comprehensive collection of Egyptian epigraphy, which he called "Urkunden der Aegyptologie." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: J. C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung
City: Leipzig
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/264 pages plus 21 plates
Width: 10.75" Height: 13.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the tenth volume of the series Untersuchungen zur Geschichte und Altertumskunde Aegyptens," also edited by Kurt Sethe.

This antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with stamped black lettering to the spine and blind stamped borders to the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing, sunning to the spine and light soiling to the covers. Very minor loss of material is visible at the top/bottom of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and without markings. It should be noted that a number of the plates have fold-out flaps.
Lot 1014

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on Mesoamerican archaeology shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Classic Maya Pottery at Dumbarton Oaks," "Kabah," and "The Song of Quetzalcoatl," which is inscribed by the author.

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning and shelf wear. Dust jackets may exhibit rubbing and minor chipping. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1015

$100

Title: Medinet Habu: The Temple Proper, Part III. The Third Hypostyle Hall and All Rooms Accessible from It with Friezes of Scenes from the Roof Terraces and Exterior Walls of the Temple
Author:
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1964
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: xl pages plus 107 plates
Width: 15.25" Height: 19.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the seventh volume only of the Epigraphic Survey's work on the temple proper at Medinet Habu and the third volume overall in the series. The vintage large folio is bound in two-tone cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and a full-color illustrated pastedown on the front cover. The volume shows light shelfwear, mostly at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. The pages are clean with mild age toning. This work is profusely illustrated with 107 plates, many of which are double-page spreads.
Lot 1016

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique theology books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The American Preacher," "Sacred Allegories," and "Hymns: Ancient and Modern."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications including toning, edge wear, and detached/detaching boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1017

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on Roman archaeology shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Late Republican Villa at Posto, Francolise," which contains a number of well-preserved foldout maps of excavation sites; "Bildnisangleichung"; and "Der Trajansborgen in Benevent."

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning and edge wear. Dust jackets may exhibit rubbing and minor chipping. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1018

$15

Details: This lot consists of the antique hand-colored engraved plates depicting deer shown in the corresponding images.

These antique engravings by Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon from "Histoire naturelle generale et particulere" (Paris, 1749-83) depict eight types of deer: "la biche," "le ritbok male," "le chevreuil," "le cerf de corse," "le cerf," "le nacor," "le cariacou," and "le kevel."

Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (7 September 1707 – 16 April 1788) was a French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and encyclopedic author. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: These antique engraved plates on laid paper show vivid coloration with light edge wear and moisture marking to their lower halves. The plates measure approximately 7.75" by 10.25".
Lot 1019

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique reference books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Compleat Angler," with illustrations by Arthur Rackham; a full-leather blank receipt book; and "Elements of Mental Philosophy."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including toning, edge wear, foxing, and detaching boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1020

$45

Title: November Night Tales: A Book of Short Stories
Author: Henry C. Mercer - Henry Chapman Mercer was an American archeologist, artifact collector, tile-maker and designer of three distinctive poured concrete structures: Fonthill, his home, the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, and the Mercer Museum.
Publisher: Walter Neale
City: New York
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 244 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with black lettering on the front cover and spine panel. The front cover features the design of an archer in black below the title. The boards and spine cover exhibit fading, most prominent at the edges, spotting, and minor edge wear. The binding is sound. The pages display toning concentrated at the extremities. There are book dealer's notes written in pencil on the front endpaper, as well as a previous owner's inscription in ink.
Lot 1021

$60

Title: Nuzi: Report on the Excavations at Yorgan Tepa near Kirkuk, Iraq Conducted by Harvard University in Conjunction with the American Schools of Oriental Research and the University Museum of Philadelphia 1927-1931
Author: Richard F. S. Starr
Publisher: Harvard University Press
City: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Year: 1939
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: xxxviii / 615 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the text volume only of this work. The antique volume is bound in red cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ruling to the spine. There is fraying to the corners and light rubbing to the covers and edges. The binding is solid. The pages are clean with mild to moderate age toning.
Lot 1022

$130

Book Details: This lot consists of the Egyptology books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Deir El-Bahari I: Les inscriptions hieratiques du Temple de Thoutmosis III" by Marek Marciniak and "Egyptian Stelae, Reliefs and Paintings from the Petrie Collection" (first and third volumes).

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning and edge wear. Dust jackets and wrappers may exhibit minor chipping. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1023

$60

Title: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum: Russia. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
Author: Natalya Sidorova, Olga Tugusheva
Publisher: "L'Erma" di Bretschneider
City: Rome
Year: 1996-1997
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: No
Width: 9.25" Height: 13"
Book Details: Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum ("corpus of ancient vases"; abbreviated CVA) is an international research project for ceramic documentation of the classical area.

CVA is the first and oldest research project of the Union Académique Internationale of France. The first project meeting was organized by Edmond Pottier in Paris in 1919. The final decision was to publish a comprehensive catalogue of ancient Greek vases. He was also the publisher of the first fascicle for the Louvre in 1922. At that time six countries were part of the project. Today the project covers a compendium of more than 100,000 vases located in collections of 26 participating countries. At present day only public collections located in museums are added to the catalogue.

Every participating country is completely responsible for its own scope, while the Union Académique Internationale in Brussels has the patronage traditionally led by a French scientist. Currently in charge is Juliette de La Genière.
Condition / Notes: This is a set of the first three volumes of the Russia series of "Corpus vasorum antiquorum," from the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. The volumes are vound in printed paper covers with red cloth backstrips. The corners are bumped. The covers are clean. The bindings are solid. The pages are clean and bright. The work is profusely illustrated with photographic plates.
Lot 1024

$110

Details: This lot consists of the antique estate ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Among the pieces in this lot are "Fairy Tales," compliments of the N-K-Fairbank Company (1898); greeting cards; trade cards; die-cut chromolithographs; illustrations of machinery; hand-colored excised plates; stamps; and original artwork, including various portrait studies in pencil and prints with Japanese motifs.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 2" x 3" to 8 1/2" x 11", may display some age/wear indications, including toning, edge wear, creasing, and chipping.
Lot 1025

$100

Title: Medinet Habu: The Temple Proper, Part II. The Re Chapel, the Royal Mortuary Complex, and adjacent rooms with miscellaneous material from the Pylons, the Forecourts, and the first Hypostyle Hall.
Author: The Epigraphic Survey - The mission of the Epigraphic Survey, based at Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt since its founding in 1924, has been to produce photographs and precise line drawings of the inscriptions and relief scenes on major temples and tombs at Luxor for publication. More recently the Survey has expanded its program to include conservation, restoration, and site management. In addition to the field director, the professional staff of the Survey normally includes three to four epigraphers, four to five artists, two photographers, an architect, a librarian, several conservators, stonemasons, and IT consultants. The epigraphers and artists include both graduate students and post-doctoral scholars who have received training in all aspects of Egyptology. [Courtesy the University of Chicago]
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1963
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: xix plus 119 plates
Width: 15.25" Height: 19.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the second volume only of the Epigraphic Survey's work on the temple proper at Medinet Habu and the sixth volume overall in the series. The vintage large folio is bound in two-tone cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and a full-color illustrated pastedown on the front cover. The volume shows light shelfwear, mostly at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. The color frontispiece depicts Amon-Re, King of the Gods. The pages are clean with mild age toning. This work is profusely illustrated with 119 plates containing diagrams, plans, and photographs.
Lot 1026

$200

Title: Untitled [Pear]
Artist: Robert Kulicke
Medium: Drawing
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1968
Width: 10.75" Height: 14.0"
Art Notes: This pen and ink study shows Robert Kulicke's most famous still life subject: a single pear. Indeed, Kulicke's penchant for this fruit was noted is his obituary written by New York Times art critic Roberta Smith. Aside from small still life compositions in a variety of media, Kulicke is renowned for his innovative modernist picture frames, which grace the walls of MoMA, among many other prominent collections.
Condition: This pen and ink drawing is in good condition with mild, even toning and a few creases at the extremities. It is floated in an acrylic frame with built-in brass eyelets, presumably of Kulicke's own design.
Lot 1027

$120

Book Details: This lot consists of the archaeology books shown in the corresponding images.

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1028

$70

Title: The Were-Wolf
Author: William B. Beattie
Publisher: Stanley Paul & Co.
City: London
Year: c. 1910
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 315 pages plus publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in red cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the front cover and spine. There is moderate rubbing to the exterior, heaviest at the edges, corners, and gutters. A label for Mudie's Library is affixed to the top of the front cover. The book is slightly cocked. The binding is solid.

A Mudie's Library label is affixed to the front patsedown. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light to moderate foxing. A 32-page publisher's catalogue is present following the text.
Lot 1029

$50

Title: The American Journal of Horticulture and Florist's Companion
Author: uncredited author
Editor: J. E. Tilton
Publisher: J. E. Tilton and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1867-1870
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Full Set: No
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce title important to the history of American horticulture and fruit breeding.

These antique volumes are bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and ornamentation to the spines. These ex-library books exhibit ink stamps on front end papers as well as plastic barcode stickers on front fly leaf. The bindings are sound. The pages appear clean and without markings. There are a number of illustrations of fruit and vegetable varieties. The spines show some fraying and there is a one-inch open tear to the top corner of the spine of the first and second volumes.

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Lot 1030

$425

Details: This group of nine pieces of art comes from the estate of noted artist and frame designer Robert Kulicke. Many serve as excellent examples of Kulicke's inventive modern framing techniques, which were commissioned by many leading artists and museums of his time. Included is a small etching of a beggar by Jacques Callot in a Kulicke filleted Fuji silk mat and painted wooden frame; a pastel by Miss D. Muller float-mounted with a Kulicke filleted Fuji silk mat and painted wood frame; a pen and ink caricature inscribed “To Anne” in an unknown hand in a double mat and
commercial metal frame; a vintage LECRAM poster advertising an exhibition of the work of Utagawa Kuniyoshi at Galerie Place des Vosges, Paris in a Kulicke Plas-Par-Tout mount; an expressionist mixed media signed S. Lawinsky float-mounted in a Kulicke acrylic and metal frame with built-in hanging system; a Paul Klee bookplate in a Kulicke acrylic frame; a signed and numbered offset print by Janet Fish floated in a Kulicke acrylic and metal frame with built-in hanging system; a Coptic monastic gouache painting on canvas mounted on a woven backing board and encased in a Kulicke painted wood frame; and a signed still life pastel by New York
painter St. Julian Fishburne in a Kulicke filleted Fuji silk mat and “patent
pending” wood and metal frame.

Robert Moore Kulicke (1924-2007) was a noted American artist celebrated for his diminutive still life paintings, elegant cloisonné jewelry, and especially for his streamlined modernist picture frames. A disciple of Fernand Leger and a friend of Franz Kline and Robert Motherwell, he designed sleek metal and Lucite frames for these artists’ work and for numerous masterpieces in the Museum of Modern Art. His obituary in the New York Times, penned by the incomparable art critic Roberta Smith, proclaimed Kulicke “the most innovative and influential picture frame designer in the United States.” Kulicke’s own paintings, often featuring flowers or a single fruit—most iconically a pear—are represented in the collections of the Victoria & Albert, the Hirshhorn, and the Albright-Knox, among many other world-famous museums.

As a metalsmith, Kulicke perfected a technique called granulation, which was most widely used before the 11th century. He taught this rediscovered art in workshops and academies and was elected into the National Academy of Design.

This lot comes to us directly from Kulicke’s daughter.
Condition / Notes: These nine pieces of art are in fair to very good condition, exhibiting very mild to moderate signs of age and handling.
Lot 1031

$70

Title: Catalogue des Ostraca figures de Deir el Medineh: Nos. 2734 a 3053
Author: Jeanne Marie Thérèse Vandier d'Abbadie - Jeanne Marie Therese Vandier d’Abbadie was a French Egyptologist, born in
Nuremberg, Germany. [Courtesy Marcelle Huet, Brown University]
Publisher: Imprimerie de l'Institut Francais d'Archeologie Orientale
City: Cairo
Year: 1959
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Softcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: Pages 161-237 plus plates 96-159
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of the second volume of the fourth part of this series from the French Ministry of Education. The antique folio is bound in the publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. There is light age toning, spotting, and wear at the edges of the wrappers. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with deckled edges. The pages are clean with mild age toning. This work is illustrated with numerous photographic plates and drawings, eighteen of them in color.
Lot 1032

$60

Book Details: This lot consists of the archaeology books shown in the corresponding images.

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1033

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on poster art shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "International Poster Annual" (including 1949, 1952, and 1954), "Poster Design," and "Posters by Members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale." These books contain numerous illustrations, many of which are in color. It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning and edge wear. Dust jackets may exhibit chipping and minor loss at the extremities. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 1034

$40

Title: The House of Strange Secrets
Author: A. Eric Bayly
Publisher: Sands & Co
City: London
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/225 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique first edition is bound in faded green cloth, with printed yellow and black lettering on the front cover, and stamped gold lettering on the spine panel. The front cover depicts a night scene with a flying bat, a full moon, and the roof of a house with foliage in the foreground. Scattered white and black markings can be seen on the covers. The hinges are cracked. The binding is beginning to separate at pages 64-65. Black markings appear in the upper right quadrant of page 111. The pages otherwise display light toning and occasional light soiling.
Lot 1035

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on Near Eastern archaeology shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Early Mining and Metallurgy on the Western Central Iranian Plateau: The First Five Years of Work," edited by Abdolrasool Vatandoust, Hermann Parzinger, and Barbara Helwing; "Les cachets mesopotamiens protohistoriques"; and "Grande inscription du palais de Khorsabad."

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning. Dust jackets may exhibit rubbing and minor chipping. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1036

$130

Title: Monuments et memoires: publies par L'Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres sous la direction de Theophile Homolle et Emile Male
Author: Emile Male - Emile Male was a French art historian, one of the first to study medieval, mostly sacral French art and the influence of Eastern European iconography thereon. He was a member of the Académie francaise, and a director of the Academie de France a Rome
, Theophile Homolle - Jean Théophile Homolle (19 December 1848, Paris – 13 June 1925, Paris) was a French archaeologist and classical philologist. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Editions Ernest Leroux
City: Paris
Year: 1922
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 448 pages
Width: 12" Height: 15.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is disbound and retains its original printed wrappers with tattering and foxing. The text block is split in several spots. The pages show mild age toning and scattered foxing. This work is illustrated with numerous engraved and photographic plates showing portraits of important Egyptologists and artifacts. The plates show light to moderate foxing.

The volume is housed in a clean, sturdy clamshell case in plain black cloth.
Lot 1037

$20

Title: A Roman Mystery
Author: Richard Bagot - Richard Bagot (8 November 1860 – 11 or 12 December 1921) was an English novelist and essayist with a prominent Italian background. He was known most widely for his articles and reviews of Italian art and letters. His best known works of fiction were "Donna Diana," "Love's Proxy," and "The Passport." To many, however, he was known solely as the writer of "My Italian Year" and of other books and articles on the land he visited many times. He held high honors in Italy, and was a member of the more important Italian clubs. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Bernhard Tauchnitz
City: Leipzig
Year: 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set is volume 3410 in the Tauchnitz "Collection of British Authors" series. The antique volumes are bound in red cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spines. The books show light shelf wear. The bindings are solid. The text blocks are adorned with speckled edges. The pages show mild age toning.
Lot 1038

$25

Title: Flower Pictures
Author: Elise Polko - Elise Vogel Polko (31 January 1822 in Leipzig – 15 May 1899 in Munich) was a German novelist. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: S. W. Lander
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 96 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7"
Book Details: Seven children's stories about flowers.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blindstamped cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and floral illustration on the front cover. There is moderate shelf wear to the exterior. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with yellow endpapers. The bookplate of the Cleveland Garden Center is affixed to the pastedowns. The tissue-guarded frontispiece depicts Mary and Ellie from one of the stories in the text. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light smudging. This work includes seven black-and-white plate illustrations.
Lot 1039

$45

Details: This lot consists of the color printed lithographs of fishes from "The Angler" by A. F. Lydon shown in the corresponding images.

The images in these lithographs were first published 1879 in the Rev. William Houghton's book "British Fresh Water Fishes," drawn by A. F. Lydon, and printed by Benjamin Fawcett. They were then reprinted the years following by E.T.W Dennis of Scarborough, as a Special Presentation Print from "The Angler" until about 1899. These are the later reprints presented with The Angler publication c.1899 onwards.

The seven plates are: "Azurine, Dobule, Rudd"; "Sea Lamprey, Lampern, Planer's Lamprey, Pride"; "Sticklebacks..."; "Gudgeon, Barbel"; "Sharp-Nosed Eel, Broad-Nosed Eel"; "Tench"; "Crucian Carp, Prussian Carp".

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Condition / Notes: These antique chromolithographs show well with vivid coloration and some light toning/foxing at the edges. Each measures approximately 9" by 11.5".
Lot 1040

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on the art of antiquity shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Romans et contes egyptiens," "Two Cypriote Sanctuaries of the End of the Cypro-Archaic Period," and "Early Cycladic Art in North American Collections," still shrink-wrapped.

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning and edge wear. Dust jackets and wrappers may exhibit chipping. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1041

$35

Title: Abusir X: The Pyramid Complex of Raneferef. The Papyrus Archive.
Author: Hana Vymazalova - Hana Vymazalová, born 1978, is a Czech Egyptologist. She graduated in Egyptology and Logic at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague.

Her dissertation focused on accounting texts from the archives of pharaoh Raneferef. Her interests include the economy of Old Kingdom funerary complexes and the use of mathematics in administration. She has been a member of the Abusir excavation team since 2006. [Courtesy Wikipedia], Miroslav Verner - Miroslav Verner (born October 31, 1941 in Brno) is a Czech egyptologist, who specializes in the history and archaeology of Ancient Egypt of the Old Kingdom.

Verner was the director of the Czechoslovak and later Czech Institute of Egyptology at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague for twenty-five years, and led the Czech excavations at Abusir. He has also been associated with the Universities of Vienna and Hamburg as well as the Charles University in Prague and the American University in Cairo.

Dr. Verner has been active in archaeological work since 1964, and he has been excavating at Abusir since 1976. In 1998, the tomb of Iufaa, an Egyptian priest and administer of palaces, was discovered in an unmolested tomb by a team of Czech archaeologists from the Czech Institute of Egyptology, under the direction of Verner.

In 2005, Dr. Verner became the director of the project called "Investigation of the civilisation of Ancient Egypt". The project runs from 2005 to 2011, and the aim is to study the evolution of Egyptian society throughout its history. [Courtesy Wikipedia, Paule Posener-Krieger - Paule Posener-Kriéger was a French Egyptologist who was director of the Institut français d'archéologie orientale from 1981 to 1989. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Czech Institute of Egyptology
City: Prague
Year: 2006
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 465 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in green cloth covers with yellow and white lettering and color illustration on the front cover. The exterior is in excellent condition. The binding is solid. The frontispiece depicts Posener-Krieger. The pages are clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated with plates and figures depicting papyrus.
Lot 1042

$150

Title: The Vampire: A Book of Cornish and Other Stories
Author: C. A. Dawson Scott - "Catherine Amy Dawson Scott was an English writer, playwright and poet. She is best known as a co-founder (in 1921) of International PEN, a worldwide association of writers." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Robert Holden & Co. Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 280 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This collection contains the following stories: "Love Magic," "And Behold a White Horse," "The Quarrel," "The Rich Man's Wife," "Like a Donkey's Gallop," "A Cry in the Night," "Simple Silas," "The Crust," and "The Vampire."
Condition / Notes: This antique first edition is bound in green cloth, with a double black border printed around the perimeter of the front cover, and black lettering stamped along the spine panel. The spine panel exhibits fading. The boards and spine cover display minor edge wear. The binding is sound. The pages and the edges of the text block exhibit toning and scattered light foxing.
Lot 1043

$100

Title: Theben. Innere Ansicht der Halle von Karnak.
Artist: E. Weidenbach, W. Loeillot
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Framed
Print Year: c. 1880
Width: 28.5" Height: 33.25"
Art Notes: This color lithograph depicts the interior of the ruins of Karnak, with men stationed by the pillars in two groups.

The text in the margins reads:

"Thebe. Abth.I.BL77. / Gez. v. E. Weidenbach. / Lith. Anst. v. W. Loeillot in Berlin. / Innere Ansiht der Halle von Karnak."
Condition: This antique lithograph of the Hall of Karnak retains its vivid coloration and is well-preserved in two layers of matting under glass in a gold-painted frame. The frame shows moderate wear.
Lot 1044

$80

Title: The Door of the Unreal
Author: Edwin Gerald Jones Biss - Edwin Gerald Jones Biss (1876–1922) was an English motoring journalist and crime writer. His stories were often serialized in journals and newspapers. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Eveleigh Nash & Grayson Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1919
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 254 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in blue cloth covers, with blindstamped lettering/ruling on the front cover and stamped black lettering on the spine. The spine is heavily sunned. There is moderate rubbing at the edges, corners, and gutters. The binding is solid. The pages show mild age toning, with occasional heavier toning in the margins.
Lot 1045

$90

Details: This lot consists of the antique original engravings shown in the corresponding images.

Present in this lot are numerous collections of "Original English Etchings," which feature works by artists such as A.W. Bayes, M. Snape, and S.H. Baker; Italian engravings; a framed engraving from the 18th century; and a framed piece depicting two men pushing a wheelbarrow through a snowy street ("CB 1913" appears in the lower right of the plate). Of note are pencil-signed pieces by Ernst Geissendorfer, including a Christmas card of a traditional German street scene.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" to 20" x 15 3/4", may display some age/wear indications, including toning, chipping, and light foxing.
Lot 1046

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books ancient Egypt shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection is Bosticco's "Le Stele Egiziane del Nuovo Regno" (Rome: Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, 1965).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may have library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1047

$30

Title: Die Gemalde von Lovis Corinth
Author: Charlotte Berend-Corinth - Charlotte Berend-Corinth (25 May 1880 – 10 January 1967) was a female German painter and artist in the Berliner Secession. She was married to German painter Lovis Corinth. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: F. Bruckmann
City: Munich
Year: 1958
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 864 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: Lovis Corinth (21 July 1858 – 17 July 1925) was a German artist and writer whose mature work as a painter and printmaker realized a synthesis of impressionism and expressionism.

Corinth studied in Paris and Munich, joined the Berlin Secession group, later succeeding Max Liebermann as the group's president. His early work was naturalistic in approach. Corinth was initially antagonistic towards the expressionist movement, but after a stroke in 1911 his style loosened and took on many expressionistic qualities. His use of color became more vibrant, and he created portraits and landscapes of extraordinary vitality and power. Corinth's subject matter also included nudes and biblical scenes. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of the definitive collection of Corinth's work, introduced and edited by his wife Charlotte Berend-Corinth.

The vintage volume is bound in gray cloth-covered boards with stamped gilt lettering on red on the spine, as well as a red facsimile signature on the front cover. The volume is in excellent condition. The binding is solid. The color frontispiece is a self-portrait of the author. The pages are clean and without markings. The work is profusely illustrated with 23 color plates and 983 black and white illustrations reproducing Corinth's work.

The volume is accompanied by the original dust jacket, in excellent condition with an additional mylar jacket, and housed in the original publisher's cardboard slipcase.
Lot 1048

$100

Book Details: This lot consists of the Egyptology books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Ancient Egyptian Art," "The Arts in Ptolemaic Egypt," and "Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum: Wooden Model Boats."

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including rubbing, toning, and edge wear. Dust jackets may exhibit minor chipping. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1049

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on ancient Greek pottery shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Antike Kunstwerke aus der Sammlung Ludwig" (two volumes), "Die Rotfigurigen Attischen Vasen," and "Attische Keramik."

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning and edge wear. Dust jackets may exhibit minor chipping. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1050

$30

Title: Peri khromaton
Author: Georges Foucart - Georges Foucart (11 December 1865, Paris – 1943) was a French historian and Egyptologist. He was the son of archaeologist Paul Foucart (1836–1926), a professor of ancient Greek studies at the Collège de France.

From 1898 to 1906, he was a professor of ancient history at the University of Bordeaux, afterwards serving as a professor of history of religions at Aix-Marseille University. From 1915 to 1928, he was director of the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale in Cairo. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Imprimerie de l'Institut francais d'archeologie orientale
City: Cairo
Year: 1934
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: Pages 585 - 601
Width: 13" Height: 16.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This scarce antique folio monograph is detached from its included original printed paper wrappers, with the title in Greek. The wrappers show significant edge wear/loss. The text block is solid. There is an unidentified signature in the upper margin of the first page, possibly the author's. The pages are clean with mild age toning and some creasing/folding to the corners.
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