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Lot 2001

$275
Title: The Faerie Queene
Author: Edmund Spenser
Printing Year: 1751

Condition/Details: Bound in calf boards with five raised bands, full gilt spines, this is noted as "an exact collation of the two original editions," bound into three volumes, with an added biography of the author and a glossary. This volume contains the 32 original copper plates from the drawings of W. Kent, architect and principal painter to his Majesty.

The Faerie Queene is an English epic poem by Edmund Spenser. The first half was published in 1590, and a second installment was published in 1596. The poem is notable for its form: it was the first work written in Spenserian stanza and is one of the longest poems in the English language. It is an allegorical work, written in praise of Queen Elizabeth I. Largely symbolic, the poem follows several knights in an examination of several virtues. Spenser (1552-1599) is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language.

The volumes are lacking the leather volume number labels, with one partially remaining. The front and rear boards and free endpapers are detached on the first volume and joints are cracked on the other volumes. The age-toned pages remain solidly bound, with water markings to pages and boards. At one time, these volumes were in the collection of Christopher Jaefferson of Dullingham, predecessor of Thomas Jefferson, whose bookplates remain in all three volumes. The books measure approximately 8.5" x 11" each. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2002

$1200
Title: Todten-Tanz
Author: Matthew Merian
Printing Year: 1649

Condition/Details: Bound in likely original binding of leather boards, this extremely scarce early German work of the Dance of Death contains 43 original copperplates of figures facing death. This work was based on a 60 meter mural with 39 dancing couples from approximately 1440 in Basel. The figures in the book are dressed in clothes appropriate to the times, and likenesses of the then current Pope Felix V, Sigismond, the Emperor of Germany and King Albert II of Germany were included.

According to the preface to this 1649 edition, Matthew Merian had drawn a copy of the dance of death 33 years prior, in 1616. Merian then used his drawings as the basis for his famous copperplates, which he either sold or gave to his cousin Johann Jakob Merian. The plates were published twice in 1621 and once more in 1625. In 1649, the year before he died, Matthew Merian bought the plates back. He revised the plates and added sky and clouds. He also added two extra copperplates (Memento Mori and double portrait) and a few edifying, Christian articles, as well as a summary of the mural's history.

Matthew Merian is considered to be the person who has made the most complete and reliable representation of the dance of death in Basel. However, Merian does often deviate from the original. Merian's copperplates along with copies made by Chovin, Beck and Felix Schneider were published in countless editions through several centuries and made Basel's dance of death world famous throughout Europe. Matthäus Merian is considered to be the person who has made the most complete and reliable representation of the dance of death in Basel. (courtesy of www.dodedans.com)

The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 7.75" and contains 206 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2003

$110
Title: The Uncollected Works of Aubrey Beardsley
Publisher: Bodley Head Ltd.
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in cream boards with bright blue embossing in scarce mylar covered dustjacket, this antique volume is a compilation of work by Aubrey Beardsley, with over 100 drawings, facsimiles of letters and sketches, some of which appeared for the first time, including some illustrations from when he was a teenager.

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His drawings, executed in black ink and influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler. Beardsley's contribution to the development of the Art Nouveau style and the poster movement was significant, despite the brevity of his career before his early death from tuberculosis. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, deckled pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2004

$50
Title: Picasso the Artist and His Model
Author: Helene Parmelin
Publisher: Abrams
Printing Year: 1965

Condition/Details: Bound in tan cloth with red and blue lettering, original illustrated dust jacket, this vintage volume contains 118 tipped-in color plates, plus 2 tipped-in lithographs (1 color, 1 B&W). The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 10.5" x 12" and contains 183 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 2005

$1600
Title: The Red Pony
Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Covici Friede Publishers
Printing Year: 1937

Condition/Details: Bound in beige cloth with red spine titles, and vignette of a red pony on the front cover, this volume is a rare, signed first edition of Steinbeck's compilation of three related short stories which were originally published in magazines from 1933 to 1936. The stories include The Gift, The Great Mountains and The Promise. This limited edition is number 91 of 699, printed on handmade La Garde paper, signed by Steinbeck on the limitation page.

The focus of the stories is the Tiflins, a farming family who live on a ranch in Steinbeck’s beloved native Salinas Valley, California, with particular attention paid to their ten-year-old son Jody, as he negotiates the road to manhood and its accompanying revelations and responsibilities. The stories are related in Steinbeck’s signature prose style, which seamlessly merges matter-of-fact story-telling with narrative intimacy and affection. In 1938, a fourth story was added to the collection in a volume entitled The Long Valley. The volume was republished as an illustrated edition in 1945 under the title The Red Pony, which is the title under which the collection is known today. (courtesy of The Literary Encyclopedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, with some sunning to spine, and remains solidly bound with clean pages, with minor water marking. The previous owner's bookplate is inside of the front cover. The book measures approximately 7" x 10" and contains 81 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2006

$40
Title: Original Shaker Music vol. II
Publisher: The North Family
Printing Year: 1893

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with lettering and borders in black. Edges dyed red with light brown endpapers decorated with floral designs. A comprehensive collection of Shaker hymns that were composed over the course of the 19th century and still in use today. Published by the members of the North Family of Mount Lebanon, NY. Companion to the so-called "first volume" published in 1884. The volume shows light external age/wear, with a slightly sunned spine and is solidly bound with clean pages, ex-library reference copy not in circulation with minimal markings. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 271 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2008

$60
Title: Armenian Folk-Song - The Partridge
Author: Eugene Field
Printing Year: 1889

Condition/Details: This unique piece is a decorative pen and ink version of Eugene Field's poem The Partridge, handwritten by the author, with colored initial letters and color title. The poem is written on both sides of a piece of paper, with a watermark bearing what appears to be a Dutch lion. Eugene Field signed the poem at the end, with "London, December, 1889."

Eugene Field, Sr. (September 2, 1850 – November 4, 1895) was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This piece shows light external age/wear, and was professionally cleaned by the West Lake Conservators Ltd. in 2007. It is encased in a protective plastic cover. The paper measures approximately 13" x 8". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2009

$1450
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Thomas Moran
Medium: Oil on Board
Year: c1900
Dimensions: Frame measures 13" by 9 1/2"

Details/Condition: This original signed piece features a seaside scene by renowned artist Thomas Moran, painted in soft pastel colors, portraying a sailboat with sail expanded and dinghy, with rocks in the foreground and pink-purple mountains in the background. The painting displays fine detailing, from the sea waves to sail and sky.
Thomas Moran (February 12, 1837 - August 25, 1926) from Bolton, England was an American painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School whose work often featured the Rocky Mountains. Thomas Moran along with Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hill, and William Keith are sometimes referred to as belonging to the Rocky Mountain School of landscape painters because of all of the Western landscapes made by this group. (courtesy of Wikipedia)
The works shows light external age/wear, remaining protected under glass. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 2010

$1200
Title: Naked Lunch
Author: William S. Burroughs
Publisher: Grove
Printing Year: 1959 printed, 1962 actual

Condition/Details: Twice author inscribed, First American edition, stated first printing, bound in black paper covered boards with half black cloth and gilt lettering.

William S. Burroughs (b. 5 February 1914, St. Louis, Missouri; d. 3 August 1997, Lawrence, Kansas) was an American writer of experimental fiction, essays and autobiographical texts; mixed-media visual artist, experimental filmmaker and sound collagist. In 1943 Burroughs met and became a mentor to two misfit Columbia University students, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac; their meeting marks the start of the Beat Generation.

Naked Lunch is William S. Burroughs' most famous and influential experimental novel, originally published in Paris in 1959 but not available until 1962 (copyright date printed 1959) in the USA due to publishers' fears of obscenity prosecution. Jack Kerouac, who helped Allen Ginsberg edit the book into shape, provided the title, which Burroughs interpreted to mean "a frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork." This perspective highlights the book's stated intention of revealing the many hidden forms of manipulation, from police surveillance to the mass media, which shape the modern world. The novel's self-reflexive structure and its paranoid focus on political, economic and medical conspiracies mark it as an important early example of literary postmodernism. (Courtesy Literary Encyclopedia)
The volume has two original hand written signatures by the author. It is signed "For June from W. S. Burroughs" on the front paste down and "It was a great lunch wasn't it? Love Bill" on the FFEP, which also has "JM ---JDA Xmas 62" written in pen across the top. "June" refers to June Fairfax Davis Arnold (1926-1982), an author and publisher. Arnold wrote several works, including Applesauce, a reflection of her personal experiences and the changes in personalities that occur when people marry; The Cook and the Carpenter, Sister Gin and Baby Houston, a compelling story of a mother-daughter relationship. Arnold also founded a press, Daughters, Incorporated, with Parke Bowman, with a focus on publishing works that chronicled lesbian experiences. She was also one of the organizers of the first Women in Print conference, which met in Omaha in August 1976. Drawing together women from publishing houses, magazines, newspapers, bookstores, printing companies, and distribution services, the conference has been credited with significantly advancing the development of media branches within the women's movement. (courtesy of Texas Online) The book shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 255 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2011

$30
This shelf lot includes the group of antique juvenile titles shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include Billy Barnicoat, Leila, or the Island, Helen Rothsay, My First Pennies, My Picture-Book, and The Child's Gem. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 2012

$150
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage English language Adventures of Tintin titles:

- The Secret of the Unicorn by Herge - Dated 1965 by Methuen
- Tintin in Tibet by Herge - Dated 1965 by Methuen
- Explorers on the Moon by Herge - Dated 1965 by Methuen

Condition/Details: Bound in pictorial boards with red cloth spine, this group is a scarce English language version of the French comic book. The works are illustrated with many bright color illustrations.

The Adventures of Tintin (Les Aventures de Tintin) is a series of comic strips created by the Belgian artist Georges Rémi (1907–1983), who wrote under the pen name of Hergé. The series first appeared in French in Le Petit Vingtième, a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle on 10 January 1929. The success of the series saw the serialised strips collected into a series of twenty-four albums, spun into a successful magazine and adapted for film and theatre. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date. Tintin in America (French: Tintin en Amérique) is the third in The Adventures of Tintin. A Tintin movie is currently in production, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson. (courtesy of Wikipedia and IMDB)


Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 2013

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique adventure titles in dustjackets:

- White Fang by Jack London - Dated 1906 by Grosset & Dunlap - Previous owner's signature on front free endpaper.
- Pellucidar: A Sequel to "At the Earth's Core" by Edgar Rice Burroughs - Dated 1923 by Grosset & Dunlap - The jacket is lacking the bottom portion of the spine.
- The Sea-Hawk by Ralph Sabatini - No date provided by Grosset & Dunlap - Inscription to previous owner on front free endpaper.
- The Bandit of Hell's Bend by Edgar Rice Burroughs - Dated 1925 by Grosset & Dunlap

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 2014

$275
This original German World War I poster is part of a small collection of five pieces that we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored and are in excellent condition. They have all been professionally mounted on archival linen. Browse other lots in this auction to view the other four pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

In this poster a bi-plane is dropping pamphlets reading "Zeichnet 8fe Kriegsanleihe" over a green and yellow landscape with a trains running over winding tracks, a closer train crossing a bridge in the foreground has a red sign that reads "Odessa-Kiew-Wien" on it.

Title: Zeichnet 8fe Kriegsanleihe
Artist: T. Sieber
Printer: Druck
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 24" by 37"

Additional main body text includes: Centralbank Der Deutschen Sparkassen. Additional margin text includes: D.857 Druck: gesellschaft F. Graphische Industrie Wein, Vi.

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully. This poster has never been folded, nor has it ever been taped or pinned. Truly a remarkable find in this condition. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2015

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of antique world history titles shown in the corresponding image(s). The works include A Diary of My Life in the Holy Land, The Guilds of Florence, Mexico on the Verge and Argentina. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 2016

$550
Title: The Emerald City of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: The Reilly & Britton Co.
Printing Year: 1910

Condition/Details: Bound in blue pictorial cloth boards showing a number of characters traveling through the city and the spine lettered in black with a picture of a rabbit in black and silver, this antique volume is a scarce first edition, first state of one of Baum's classic stories of Oz. The volume is complete with the sixteen original color plates embellished with metallic green ink and numerous black & white drawings by John R. Neill. Additionally, the work has pictorial endpapers in black and orange. The volume shows some external age/wear, with rubbing to the spine and edges, and is solidly bound with clean pages, with a small pink stain on the bottom center of the copyright and introduction pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9.25" and contains 295 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2017

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of military history titles:

- Cuba's Fight for Freedom and the War with Spain by Henry Houghton Beck - Dated 1898 by Globe Bible Publishing Co.
- History of Our War with Spain by Hon. James Rankin Young - Dated 1898 by People's Publishing Company - Salesman Sample.
- Der Grosse Conflikt in Amerika by Horace Greeley - Dated 1865 by George & C. B. Sherwood - In German.
- Letters Written to His Friends Written by Sincerely, Put by Lt. Colonel Russell L. Putman - Dated 1945 by Russell L. Putman - Limited edition, signed by Russell L. Putman ("Put"), number 797 of 2,000.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 2018

$400
Title: Pygmalion
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Everybody's Magazine
Printing Year: 1914 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in black leather with bright gilt embossing on front board and gilted page edges, this antique volume is a scarce first publication of the Irish playwright's best-known dramatic work from Everybody's Magazine. The original dustjacket and leather binding make this version extremely rare. It originally appeared on pages 577 - 612 in the November issue of the journal (Vol. XXXI, No. 5). The text is arranged in two columns and contains eight illustrations by May Wilson Preston.

This unauthorized edition was printed shortly after the first American performance, and preceded the authorized publication by nearly two years. After printing, the magazine was advised by Shaw's agent that it had acquired serial rights only and distribution was halted.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 34 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2019

$750
Title: The Secret Agent: A Drama in Three Acts
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: T. Werner Laurie Ltd.
Printing Year: 1923

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with quarter vellum in mylar dust jacket, this scarce volume was privately printed for subscribers only by publisher T. Werner Laurie. Limited edition, number 51 of 1,000, signed on the limitation page. Frontispiece photograph of Conrad from a portrait by Malcolm Arbuthnot (credited on verso of the tissue guard).

The Secret Agent, a novel published in 1907 and later adapted by Conrad as a drama, is a story set in London in 1886, dealing largely with the life of Mr. Verloc and his job as a spy. The work is notable as one of Conrad's later political novels, which move away from his typical tales of seafaring. The novel deals broadly with the notions of anarchism, espionage, and terrorism. It portrays anarchist or revolutionary groups before many of the social uprisings of the twentieth century. However, it also deals with exploitation, particularly with regard to Verloc's relationship with his brother-in-law Stevie. Conrad adapted the novel as a three-act drama of the same title in 1923. After flopping in 1923, the play reportedly was not performed anywhere until January 2008, when it was staged in Italian by the Teatro Stabile di Genova of Genoa, under the direction of Marco Sciaccaluga.

Because of its terrorist theme, The Secret Agent has been noted as "one of the three works of literature most cited in the American media" since September 11, 2001, and it was ranked the 46th best novel of the 20th century by Modern Library. The novel is said to have influenced the Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski, who was a great fan of the novel and as an adolescent kept a copy at his bedside. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owners' signature and bookplate inside of the front cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 185 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2020

$40
This lot includes the group of 43 original promotional 8x10 film photo stills and 7 cardstock mini posters shown in the corresponding image(s). These photographs are part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - review the entire catalog to see additional photographs from this group. This particular lot features still photos of the following movie musicals, 8 color stills from the film My Fair Lady (1964) starring Audrey Hepburn, 8 color stills from Hello Dolly (1969) starring Barbara Streisand, 8 B&W stills from The King and I (1956), 2 B&W stills from Meet Me in St Louis (1944) staring Judy Garland, 8 color stills from the film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954), 7 color cardstock mini posters from the film Oliver (1968) which may be reproductions and single stills from The Jazz Singer, Singin' in the Rain, Li'l Abner and 2 fromSarong Girl. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the movie stills from this collection, these are in excellent condition with some occasional age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 2021

$35
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative antique juvenile titles shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include: John-Jack, Girding on the Armor, Jack in the Bush, More About Me (in original dust jacket), and Miracles of the Saviour. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50
Lot 2022

$375
Title:The English Governess at the Siamese Court
Author: Anna Harriette Leonowens
Publisher: Fields, Osgood & Co.
Printing Year: 1870

Condition/Details: First edition, bound in green cloth with bright gilt designs and lettering, Anna Leonowens (26 November 1831–19 January 1915) was an English travel writer, educator, and social activist, known for working in Siam from 1862–1868, where she taught the wives and children of Mongkut, king of Siam. Her experiences in Siam were fictionalized in Margaret Landon's 1944 best-selling novel Anna and the King of Siam and in various films and television miniseries based on the book, most notably Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1951 hit musical "The King and I" starring Yul Brenner and Deborah Kerr. This is the real Anna's true account of her time in Siam. The work is illustrated with many engravings from photographs presented to the author by the King of Siam. The volume shows light external age/wear with some rubbing and bumping evident, slightly shaken text block with clean crisp pages, antique book plate, owner signature and a cracked front hinge. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 321 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2023

$15
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material features a collection of antique The Mentor magazines, The Book of Knowledge, The Children's Encyclopedia, Revival Gems, almanacs from 1878 and 1901, and other titles. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 2024

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of modern titles on photography in excellent condition:

- F. Holland Day by Pam Roberts et al - Dated 2000 by Waanders Publishers (Zwolle)
- Slave to Beauty: The Eccentric Life and Controversial Career of F. Holland Day by Estelle Jussim - Dated 1981 by David R. Godine (Boston) - Mylar covered dustjacket.
- Studio St. Petersburg by Deborah Turbeville - Dated 1997 by Little, Brown & Company (Boston) - Stated first edition, oversize volume.
- Pilgrim by Richard Gere - Dated 1997 by Bullfinch Press (Boston) - Oversize volume, wrapped in original plastic.
- Arnold Newman - Dated 2000 by Taschen (Koeln) - Oversize volume in dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 2025

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique decorative titles on art and history:

- The Drama; or, Pocket Magazine - Dated 1823 by T. and J. Elvey - This miniature book, bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather and gilt embossing, is Volume IV, covering January through July of 1823. Previous owner's stamp is inside of the front board.
- Garibaldi, the Italian Hero and Patriot: His Life and Adventures - No date provided, by Adam & Co. - This miniature volume is bound in dark red boards with gilt embossing and gilt page edges.
- The Norwegian Work of W. H. Singer Jr., the American Artist - Dated 1923 by Frans Buffa & Zonen - This miniature volume is bound in decorative paper boards with gilt embossing. The previous owner's initials are inside of the front board.
- A Treatise on Painting by Leonardo Da Vinci- Dated 1910 by G. Bell and Sons
- The Elements of Drawing, in Three Letters to Beginners by John Ruskin- Dated 1874 by John Wiley & Son
- Period Decoration by Chandler R. Clifford - Dated 1901 by Clifford & Lawton
- Batiks, and How to Make Them by Pieter Mijer - Dated 1919 by Dodd, Mead and Company - Previous owner's stickers are on the title page.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 2027

$275
Title: L'Antiquite Expliquee et Representee en Figures, Tome Second, Premiere Partie - Le Culte des Grecs & des Romains
Author: Bernard De Montfaucon
Printing Year: 1719

Condition/Details: Bound in oversized leather boards with raised spine bands, this antique volume is a scarce volume of Montfaucon's set describing ancient cultures. This volume, heavily engraved with copperplate engravings by Montfaucon, looks at Greek and Roman worship practices.

Bernard de Montfaucon (January 13, 1655 - December 21, 1741) was a French Benedictine monk and scholar. He published L'Antiquité Expliquée et Représentée en Figures between 1719 and 1724. It contained copperplate folio engravings of classical antiquities, including a depiction of the "Barberini Vase," more commonly known as the "Portland Vase." (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows external age/wear, with the front board coming loose, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. This volume contains the bookplate of previous owner Karl Bitter, a sculptor famous in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Also includes bookplate from owner after Bitter. The book measures approximately 10.5" x 15.5" and contains 267 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2028

$15
This shelf lot includes a group of antique 5x7" plate holders and 5x7" professional film sheaths (inserts), as shown in the corresponding image(s), with nine wooden holders painted black and eight unpainted wooden holders. Those holders that include labels display the following: "The Lindquist Studio", "Super P.P. Type B", and "Lisco Products". Most, but not all, of the holders also include film inserts. Five of the film sheaths are in their original Kodak box, with three extra sheaths included in this lot. The lot in today's auction is one of several containing camera equipment. As with all of the materials from this camera equipment collection, this item is in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 2029

$15
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative books in slipcases from Heritage Press shown in the corresponding image(s). These literary classic titles include: The Moonstone, Quo Vadis?, A Woman's Life, Mademoiselle de Maupin, Dangerous Acquaintances, and Old Goriot. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 2030

$120
This lot features a pair of scarce Japanese photographic picture albums. Each is elaborately bound with purple ribbon bindings, one in decorative paper-covered boards, the other in gold silk cloth. Both books are World War II-era, one is dated Year 10 in the Japanese calendar, based upon Hirohito’s reign. This pair of books was described to us as an ambassadorial gift that was likely used by U.S. forces to identify bombing targets within Japanese borders during the war. The red book includes two original aerial photos that have been taped in, each with a stamp on the back crediting them to "International News Photo, a Unit of King Features Synd." Also in this book are a number of pencil notations in English, identifying the locations in the photographs. The silk-covered gold book includes photographs interspersed with Japanese text. The content of red book is divided with half the body dedicated to photographs of Japanese landmarks and the royal family while the first half of the book contains Japanese text. The volumes show some external age/wear, and are solidly bound with bright pages. The books are very close in size, each measures approximately 12" x 8.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 2032

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles about Utopian Societies:

- Freedoms Will by Catherine R Dobbs - Dated 1947 by William Frederick - Separatists of Zoar, ex-library
- United Society of Believers Commonly Called The Shakers - Dated 1848 by C. Van Benthutsen - Leather bound, Second edition revised and improved
- My Friends At Brook Farm by John Van Der Zee Sears - Dated 1912 by Desmong Fitzgerald - ex-library
- George Rapp's Successors ans Material Heirs1847-1916 by Karl J. R. Arndt - Dated 1971 by Rutherford Madison Teaneck - Original dust jacket, ex-library
- George Rapp's Harmony Society 1785-1847 by Karl J. R. Arndt - Dated 1965 by University of Philidelphia - ex-library
- Historic New Harmony Official Guide by Nora C. Fretageot - Dated 1914 - Pamphlet binder, original wrapper loose, ex-library

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 2033

$30
Title: Michelangelos Mappe Des Kunstwarts - Propheten und Sibyllen and -Das Jungste Gericht
Publisher: Herausgegeben vom Kunstwart

Condition/Details: Encased in large paper folios, this c 1930 two-volume collection contains unbound (as issued) tipped-in black and white photo-plates of Michelangelo's paintings and sculptures, with descriptive text in German. The Propheten und Sibyllen collection contains twenty plates, with a full-scale plate and close-up detailed plate for many of the works. Das Jungste Gericht collection contains sixteen plates, with two large fold-out plates. The volumes shows some external age/wear, with rubbing and water markings. The pages remain clean and crisp, with some sunning and wear. The folios measure approximately 12.5" x 16.5" each. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2034

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of decorative antique books shown in the corresponding image(s). The books include: Dreamthorp, The Year Book of English Authors, Flora's Interpreter, and Fortuna Flora, The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 2035

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of equestrian pedigree titles from Smiths and Powell Lakeside Stock Farm:

- Clydesdales and Hambletonians - Dated 1885 - Bound in black wrappers, this miniature antique volume provides the pedigree history of the Clydesdales and Hambeltonians at Smiths and Powell Lakeside Stock Farm.
- Horses - Dated 1891 - Provides the pedigree for horses at the Smiths and Powell Lakeside Stock Farm, including Clydesdales, French Coach, American Bred Coach, Standard Bred Trotters and Percherons, with several fold-out tables and charts included. This volume is lacking its front wrapper, and a portion of its rear wrapper.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2037

$15
Title: Sol.Smith's Anecdotical Reccollections, and Theatrical Apprenticeship
Publisher: T. B. Peterson
Printing Year: 1854

Condition/Details: Bound in paper wrappers with blue and black lettering and illustrations, this volume is a scarce humorous antique work. The work is illustrated with eight engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7.5" and contains 215 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2038

$45
Title: Out of The Shadows: Hershel, Talbot and the Invention of Photography
Author: Larry J. Schaaf
Publisher: Yale University Press
Printing Year: 1992

Condition/Details: Slipcased, bound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering, original dustjacket. This book chronicles in a detailed fashion the critical days of the invention and development of photography. In particular it explores the relationship between two Englishmen who played a key role in photography's early years: the preeminent scientist Sir John Herschel and William Henry Fox Talbot, the artist and scientist who had invented his own photographic process weeks after Louis Daguerre announced his process. Drawing on hundreds of Herschel's and Talbot's letters, notebooks, and diaries, Larry J. Schaaf tells the story of the evolution of photography as expressed through their words. Enhanced by more than 100 reproductions in color and in duotone of some of the earliest photographs ever made, this book vividly re-creates both the invention of an art and the art of invention. (Courtesy of New Criterion) Winner of the American Photographic Historical Society's 1992 Book of the Year Award. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with crisp, clean pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 2039

$40
Title: Historical Record of The Sixteenth, or The Queen's Regiment of Light Dragoons, Lancers
Author: Richard Cannon
Publisher: John. W. Parker
Printing Year: 1842

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt embossing, this small volume is one of 71 volumes of the set Historical Records of the British Army, Comprising the History of Every Regiment In Her Majesty's Service. The work is illustrated with a color plate of the unit's uniform.

The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a cavalry regiment in the British Army, first raised in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated into the 16th/5th Lancers in 1922. The regiment was raised as the second of the new regiments of light dragoons in 1759, as the 16th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons. In 1766, they were renamed for Queen Charlotte as the 2nd (or The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, the number being an attempt to create a new numbering system for the light dragoon regiments. However, the old system was quickly reestablished, with the regiment returning as the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in 1769. They arrived in New York in September 1776. They were involved in fighting at Brandywine, Paoli, and Monmouth Court House. They returned to Britain in December 1778. They became lancers in 1816, as the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers). The title was simplified in 1861 to the 16th (The Queen's) Lancers. After service in the First World War, the regiment retitled as the 16th The Queen's Lancers in 1921, and was amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form the 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers the following year. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The volume shows some external age/wear, and is lacking a portion of the spine cover. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 120 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
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