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Lot 5001

$325

Title: Majors and Minors: Poems
Author: Paul Lawrence Dunbar - Paul Laurence Dunbar was an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been slaves in Kentucky before the American Civil War, Dunbar started to write as a child and was president of his high school's literary society. He published his first poems at the age of 16 in a Dayton newspaper.



Much of his more popular work in his lifetime was written in the Negro dialect associated with the antebellum South. His work was praised by William Dean Howells, a leading critic associated with the Harper's Weekly, and Dunbar was one of the first African-American writers to establish a national reputation. He wrote the lyrics for the musical comedy, In "Dahomey" (1903), the first all-African-American musical produced on Broadway; the musical also toured in the United States and the United Kingdom.



Dunbar also wrote in conventional English in other poetry and novels; since the late 20th century, scholars have become more interested in these other works. Suffering from tuberculosis, Dunbar died at the age of 33.
Publisher: Hadley & Hadley, Printers and Binders
City: Toledo, Ohio
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 148 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of the author's second book.



Antique volume is bound in green cloth over beveled boards with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to covers and rubbing at top/bottom of spine and tips of outside corners. Front hinge is beginning to crack. Volume has floral endpapers, with "B6" written on front pastedown and previous owner's bookplate on front flyleaf. "B6" notation appears again on verso of flyleaf, with name of previous owner crossed out with marker. Text is entirely legible. Pages display occasional light foxing. Loose pages in clasp, containing a collection of poetry entitled "Eleven Negro Songs," presumably from antique periodical (with pages numbering 263 to 270), is laid in. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.




It should be noted that rear endpaper has pasted large newspaper clipping, entitled "Life and Letters," which folds out at bottom. This is a review of Dunbar's poems by literary critic W. D. Howells and has a few small stains to upper right corner. Text is entirely legible. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.
Lot 5002

$800

Book Details: This lot includes the rare Cuban book signed by Fidel Castro shown in the corresponding image(s). The signature of the Cuban revolutionary and former president appears on title page. This is a scarce photo album commemorating the voyage of the ship that was used to transport the fighters of the Cuban Revolution from Mexico to Cuba in 1956 for the purpose of overthrowing the regime of Fulgencio Batista.



The album was published in Cuba and shows pictures of all those that died in the operation, as well as the heroes of the Revolution in a most pictorial fashion. The book begins with 25 pictures of those who died, each one being named a "martir." This edition of the album was distributed among the surviving members. The backgrounds of the pictures show vignettes of the actual conflict that would lead to the eventual overthrow of Batista's government. Following the martyrs are 54 pictures of those who survived, again against similar backgrounds. Included in this last group are pictures of Fidel and Raul Castro, as well as of a very young Ernesto "Che" Guevara. The title page details the particulars of the expedition (points of departure/arrival, number of crew, size of the vessel, length of voyage) that set out from Texpan, Mexico on November 25, 1956. Also imprinted on the title page is the statement that proceeds from this album will go to the building of a vault for the martyrs of the "Granma" (which is today exhibited in the Granma Memorial adjacent to the Museo de la Revolucion in Havana). It is rumored that a copy of this was buried with each deceased revolutionary, leaving few copies still in existence.




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Condition / Notes: This small oblong volume, measuring approximately 6.25" x 4.25", is cord bound in gray wrappers. Book shows external wear, with creasing and foxing to covers, and minor flaking and small tears at edges and at corners. Title page exhibits light soiling and has stamp with the words "Operacion Granma Habana" to borders and "Ejecutivo" at center.. Pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 5003

$200

Title: Les diners de Gala
Author: Salvador Dali - Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domenech, 1st Marques de Dalí de Pubol, known as Salvador Dali, was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain.



Dali was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, "The Persistence of Memory," was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.



Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.



Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Translor: J. Peter Moore
Publisher: Felicie, Inc. - Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1973
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 322 pages
Width: 9" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in illustrated textured cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover. Publisher's logo is stamped in white onto spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Embossed gold foil dust jacket displays shelfwear. This cookbook contains numerous full- and double-page illustrations, both in color and b&w, as well as a number of textual illustrations.
Lot 5004

$300

Title: Adventures of the Ojibbeway and Ioway Indians in England, France, and Belgium; Being Notes of Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe with His North American Indian Collection
Author: George Catlin - George Catlin was an American painter, author and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West.
Publisher: Published by the Author
City: London
Year: 1852
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/296/xii/336 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: "In putting forth these notes, I sincerely hope that I may give no offence to any one, by endeavouring to afford amusement to the reader, and to impart useful instruction to those who are curious to learn the true character of the Indians, from a literal description of their interviews with the fashionable world, and their views and opinions of the modes of civilized life.


The scenes have afforded me the most happy opportunity of seeing the rest of Indian character (after a residence of eight years among them in their native countries), and of enabling me to give to the world what I was not able to do in my former work, for want of an opportunity of witnessing the effects which the exhibition of all the ingenious works of civilized art, and the free intercourse and exchange of opinions with the most refined and enlightened society, would have upon their untutored minds. The reader will therefore see, that I am offering this as another Indian book, and intending it mostly for those who have read my former work, and who, I believe, will admit, that in it I have advanced much further towards the completion of a full delineation of their native character." (From author's preface).
Condition / Notes: This is a stated third edition of this work chronicling the tour of the author and his "Indian collection" through Europe, with two volumes bound as one. It should be noted that the collection, initially made up of "600 portraits and other paintings which I had made in my sojourn of eight years in the prairies and Rocky Mountains of America -- several thousands of Indian articles, costumes, weapons, &c.," came to include actual Native Americans performing within it.



Antique volume is recased, with blind-stamped original tan cloth with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with frontispiece and plates, a number of which depict Native Americans participating in tour. A "descriptive catalogue of Catlin's Indian collection" appears at end of first volume.
Lot 5005

$130

Title: The Works of Henry Fielding
Author: Henry Fielding - Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel "Tom Jones," a comic novel first published on 28 February 1749 and one of the earliest English prose works describable as a novel. The novel, totaling 346,747 words, is divided into 18 smaller books, each preceded by a discursive chapter, often on topics totally unrelated to the book itself.

Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, using his authority as a magistrate.

Editor: George Saintsbury
Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co.
City: London
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volumes are bound in three-quarter green leather with green marbled sides. Spines display raised bands, bright gilt-lettered labels and ornamental designs. Books shows light external wear. Bindings are firm. Volumes have gilt top edges and marbled endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and vignettes.
Lot 5006

$350

Title: A Treatise on Magic, or, on the Intercourse between Spirits and Men: With Annotations
Author: Frederick Henry Quitman - Frederick Henry Quitman was a German-born New York clergyman. The small island in the Rhine on which he was born was subsequently swept away by an extraordinary freshet. He received his classical and theological training at the University of Halle, and after its completion he spent two years as private tutor in the family of the Prince of Waldeck. In the year 1781 he was ordained to the ministry by the Lutheran consistory of Amsterdam, and was sent as pastor of the Lutheran congregation on the island of Curagoa in the West Indies. Here he remained until 1795, when the political disturbances, caused by the revolution of the negroes in the West Indies, influenced him to take his family to New York, with the intention of returning to Holland, where a life-pension awaited him. But during his stay in New York he ascertained the distressing needs of the Lutheran church in this country, and determined to remain. During the same year, therefore, he accepted a call from the united congregations at Schoharie and Cobleskill, New York, where he remained about two years. In 1798 he accepted a call from four congregations near Rhinebeck, New York In 1815 he resigned as pastor of the last two, and in 1825 as pastor of all the congregations except Rhine-beck, to which he now devoted all his time. In 1828 he was compelled to retire from all public duties. In 1814 he received from Harvard the degree of D.D. He held high offices in his church, and from 1816, the date of the founding of Hart-wick seminary, he was at the head of its board of trustees as long as the condition of his health permitted. He published a "Treatise on Magic" (Albany, New York, 1810)" "Evangelical Catechism" (Hudson, New York, 1814); and " Sermons on the Reformation" (1817); and edited the "Hymn-Book of the Ministerium of New York" (1817).--His son, John Anthony, soldier, born in Rhinebeck, New York, 1 September, 1799; died in Natchez, Mississippi, 17 July, 1858, was designed by his father for the Lutheran ministry, and, on the completion of his studies at Hart-wick seminary in 1816, was appointed tutor in its classical department. In 1818 he accepted a professorship in Mount Airy college, Germantown, Pennsylvania His inclination always had been for the legal profession rather than the ministry, and during his stay here he decided in favor of the former. He went to Ohio in 1819 at the invitation of Platt Brush, a member of congress, in whose family he became a tutor, and with whom he studied law. In 1821 he settled in Natchez, Mississippi, where he soon became well known. He served as a trustee of the academy and of the state university, was president of an anti-gambling society, an anti-duelling society, and of numerous other associations that were established to ameliorate the condition of his fellowmen. In 1825 he was elected to the legislature of Mississippi, in 1828-'34 he was chancellor of the state, and he afterward became president of the state senate. In 1832 he convention to frame a new constitution for the state. While a member of the state senate in 1835, he was chosen its president, and charged with the functions of governor, that office having become vacant. In 1836 he raised a body of men to aid the Texans against the incursions of the Mexicans, and after the capture of Santa-Anna returned to his home in Natchez, where he became major-general of the state militia. In 1846 he was appointed brigadier-general in the United States army, and ordered to report to General Taylor at Camargo. He distinguished himself at the battle of Monterey by his successful assault on Fort Tenerice and by his daring advance into the heart of the city. He led the assault at the siege of Vera Cruz, and subsequently led an expedition against Alvarado, in conjunction with the naval forces under Commander Matthew C. Perry. He was with the advance under General Worth in taking possession of the city of Puebla, for which he was brevetted major-general, and presented by congress with a sword. He stormed the formidable works at Chapultepee, carried the Belen gate by assault, and was appointed by General Winfield Scott governor of the city of Mexico. He administered the affairs of the city with moderation and success, and not only elicited the commendation of his own country, but secured the respect of the conquered people. On his return he was almost by acclamation elected governor of Mississippi. In 1848 and in 1856 he was named in the National Democratic conventions for the vice-presidency, but he was not nominated. General Quitman favored the annexation of Cuba to the United States, and, while he held the office of governor of his state, a prosecution was instituted against him by the United States government for alleged complicity in Lopez's filibustering expedition. He resigned the governorship, but the jury was unable to agree, and he was released. He was nominated again for governor, but withdrew from the canvass. In 1854 he was elected to congress, and in 1856 he was re-elected without opposition. During his entire term in congress he was at the head of the military committee. Throughout life he was an avowed advocate of the doctrine of state-rights and the leader of the extreme southern party. As early as 1851 he claimed for the states the right of secession and the inability of the Federal government to demand or force the return of a seceding state, and suggested the propriety of organizing a southern confederacy. See "Life and Correspondence of John A. Quitman, Major-General, United States A., and Governor of the State of Mississippi," by J. F. H. Claiborne (New York, 1860). "

Publisher: Balance Press
City: Albany
Year: 1810
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/76 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: "Although it is one of the chief ends of the religion of Christ, to deliver the world from the bondage of superstition, and to raise men to the glorious liberty of the children of God; still we perceive that the King of Truth, has not yet attained that general victory, over the powers of darkness, for which every true friend of the gospel, looks with anxiety -- Great numbers still continue to refuse the acceptance of that blessed privilege, and even to many professed Christians, the words of the gospel may be applied: They love the darkness more than light. Stooping their necks willingly, like the Galatians of old, to the yoke of bondage, and bewitched with folly, they will not obey the voice of truth, but follow blindly the vain course marked out by their fathers, believing in absurd traditions and fables of old women. As I consider it to be the sacred duty of those, who are appointed guardians and teachers of the people, to assist them in breaking all kinds of fetters, which degrade the dignity of man, it has been my incessant endeavour, in the sphere wherein Divine Providence has placed me, to deliver those that were entrusted to my care, from the shameful yoke of superstition, and help them to the enjoyment of rational liberty." (Opening of author's preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with brown leather backstrip with gilt ruling. The word "magic" appears written in black on spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to covers. Binding is firm. Pages exhibit occasional light foxing. Portion of top margin of title page has been excised. Errata slip has been pasted to lower half of last page of text. Sabin 67364
Lot 5007

$90

Title: Atlas of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Gary E. Moulton - Dr. Gary Moulton, professor of American history at the University of Nevada, is truly a pioneer in the field of American pioneers. He has devoted the last 20 years to editing and publishing the 13-volume set of the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, a rich resource for the 200th anniversary of the expedition. The work earned him the NU Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award.



Moulton is credited with completing one of the finest and most inclusive collections of documentary editing, including an abridged Lewis and Clark edition. He continues to teach history as Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of American History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Moulton also has received the J. Franklin Jameson Award of the American Historical Association for editing the journals. (Courtesy of University of Nebraska at http://nebraska.edu/media-resource-center/pioneering-new-frontiers/pioneers/476-gary-moulton-phd.html

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
City: Lincoln, Nebraska
Year: 1999
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 14" Height: 20"
Book Details: The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, departing in May, 1804 from St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast.
Condition / Notes: This is the long-awaited second printing of the atlas to accompany "The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition," being volume I in a projected thirteen-volume set. The atlas contains 126 facsimiles of maps from the Lewis & Clark expedition.



Elephant folio is bound in original gilt decorated pictorial cloth. This is a new copy in shrink wrap.
Lot 5008

$110

Title: Old Rabbit, the Voodoo, and Other Sorcerers
Author: Mary Alicia Owen - Mary Alicia Owen was a folklore collector of Missouri who compiled several works of local legend and voodoo.
She was born in a family of Saint Joseph, Missouri and lived with her two sisters, Luella and Juliette, both of whom were noted authors. She became inspired to record the disappearing folk tales after reading Algonquin Legends of New England, beginning a correspondence with Charles Godfrey Leland. Her earliest publication was "Old Rabbit the Voodoo, and other Sorcerers," printed with an introduction by Leland, which was favourably reviewed in the English journal Folk-Lore; the reviewer, E. S. Hartland, dismisses Leland's request for consideration as a first work and says of it, "[f]rom the first page to the last there is not a dull page...". Her researches and fieldwork had already been reported in a paper she read before the 1891 "Second International Folk-Congress" in London, which was printed in the Transactions of the conference as "Among the Voodoos." Her principal work was "Voodoo Tales as Told among the Negroes of the Southwest," Owen gave long service to The Missouri Folklore Society, serving as its President until the year of her death.
Owen also published articles in Century Magazine and Overland Monthly, writing as Julia Scott, and contributed reviews and journalism to other periodicals. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
City: London
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/310 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition with a letter from the illustrator Louis Wain laid in front, dated Jan 27 96, to a child who had written him "a very delicious letter." Louis Wain was most famous for his cat illustrations, which were quite popular and influential; one of his most notable fans was author H. G. Wells. BAL 11665.

Antique volume is bound in light blue and brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped black lettering to top of front cover. Multi-color pictorial design appears in lower half of front cover depicting various characters in book. Book shows light wear to top/bottom of spine, faint narrow stain to rear board, faded gilt stamping to spine. Spine is somewhat darkened, with minor defect rear hinge. Binding is firm. Offset marks appear on front flyleaves. Pages exhibit very light occasional foxing. Many pages are uncut, complete with B&W illustrations as listed, introduction by Charles G. Leland. Work is illustrated with a frontispiece and numerous textual drawings by Juliette A. Owen and Louis Wain.
Lot 5009

$650

Title: Picturesque California: The Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Slope: California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Etc..
Author: uncredited author
Editor: John Muir - John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. One of the best-known hiking trails in the U.S., the 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier.



In his later life, Muir devoted most of his time to the preservation of the Western forests. He petitioned the U.S. Congress for the National Park bill that was passed in 1890, establishing Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. The spiritual quality and enthusiasm toward nature expressed in his writings inspired readers, including presidents and congressmen, to take action to help preserve large nature areas. He is today referred to as the "Father of the National Parks" and the National Park Service has produced a short documentary about his life.



Muir's biographer, Steven J. Holmes, believes that Muir has become "one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity," both political and recreational. As a result, his writings are commonly discussed in books and journals, and he is often quoted by nature photographers such as Ansel Adams. "Muir has profoundly shaped the very categories through which Americans understand and envision their relationships with the natural world," writes Holmes. Muir was noted for being an ecological thinker, political spokesman, and religious prophet, whose writings became a personal guide into nature for countless individuals, making his name "almost ubiquitous" in the modern environmental consciousness. According to author William Anderson, Muir exemplified "the archetype of our oneness with the earth", while biographer Donald Worster says he believed his mission was "...saving the American soul from total surrender to materialism."(Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: J. Dewing Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1887
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: Yes
Width: 14.75" Height: 19.5"
Book Details: "With more than seven hundred illustrations in the text: wood-engravings, photo-engravings, etc., including one hundred and twenty tint-plates in line and tone; initials, head and tailpieces ..."
10 sections, continuously paged. Each volume contains a subtitle defining the region of the West (U.S., Canada and Mexico)--which it covers.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this impressive collection of illustrations of the American West, being number 144 of the India Proof Edition. Present are sections (volumes) I, III, V, VIII, IX, and X. This work contains full-page etchings, photo-gravures and wood engravings by eminent American artists, including Thomas Moran, Julian Rix, Frederick Remington, Thomas Hill



This antique folio work contains loose text lithographs and large full-page photogravures in printed pictorial wrappers in the original pictorial cloth portfolios. Portfolios are rubbed and work, with light soiling and staining. These portfolios have no ties. Text lithographs and plates display occasional water markings, smudging and other minor markings at edges/margins. Section I lacks plates I, V,; Section III plates XXVI, XXIX, XXXIV, XXXV; Section V plates L, LII, LVII, LIX; Section VIII plates XC, XCII, XCIII and XCV; Section IX plates CIII and CVI; Section X CIX, CXIV, CXVI, CXVII, CXVIII, and CXIX.
Lot 5010

$300

Title: Rhopalocera Nihonica: A Description of the Bufferflies of Japan
Author: H. Pryer
Publisher: Printed at the Office of the "Japan Mail:" Published by the Author
City: Yokohama
Year: 1935
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Various pagings, 10 leaves of plates
Width: 10.5" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled and leather-tipped boards. Spine has raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering. Book shows moderate external wear, with tearing visible at lower right corner of rear cover. Minor loss is visible at leather-tipped corners. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Plates display bright colors. Contains facsimiles of 19th-century wrappers. Text is in Japanese and English.
Lot 5011

$100

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage and antique books on the history of Pennsylvania shown in the corresponding image(s). Titles include the signed volumes, "Penn's Woods, 1682-1932;" "Potters and Potteries of Chester County," and Around the Boundaries of Chester County." Other titles include the two-volume "History of the Lebanon Valley," "Juniata Memories," a memorial to Thomas S. Butler, "Covered Bridges of Chester County," "The Journals and Papers of David Schultze," and three 1950s-era yearbooks from the West Chester Joint High School.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 5012

$30

Title: The Plain Dealer: Being Select Essays on Several Curious Subjects, Relating to Friendship, Love, and Gallantry, Marriage, Morality, Mercantile Affairs, Painting, History, Poetry, and Other Branches of Polite Literature. Publish'd Originally in the Year 1724. And Now First Collected into Two Volumes
Author: Aaron Hill - Aaron Hill was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer.
The son of a country gentleman of Wiltshire, Hill was educated at Westminster School, and afterwards travelled in the East. He was the author of 17 plays, some of them, such as his versions of Voltaire's "Zaire" and "Merope," being adaptations. He also wrote poetry, which is of variable quality. Having written some satiric lines on Alexander Pope, he received in return a mention in "The Dunciad," which led to a controversy between the two writers. Afterwards a reconciliation took place. He was a friend and correspondent of Samuel Richardson, whose "Pamela" he highly praised. In addition to his literary pursuits Hill was involved in many commercial schemes, usually unsuccessful.
Hill was the manager of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane when he was 24 years old, and before being summarily fired for reasons unknown, he staged the premier of George Frideric Handel's "Rinaldo," the first Italian opera designed for a London audience. The composer was very involved in the production, and Hill collaborated on the libretto, although it is disputed what his actual contributions were.
A posthumous collection of Hill's essays, letters and poems was published in 1753. His "Dramatic Works" were published in 1760. His biography was recorded in "Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time of Dean Swift," volume 5 (ostensibly by Theophilus Cibber but generally accepted to be of anonymous authorship). (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
, William Bond
Publisher: Printed for S. Richardson, and A. Wilde: And sold by A. Bettesworth, J. Osborn and T. Longman, and J. Batley ; W. Innys, J. Knapton, and C. Rivington; J. Clarke ; and J. Leake
City: London
Year: 1730
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: Yes
Pagination: 498 pages plus 10 pages of table of contents
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: 117 numbers originally published between March 23, 1724 and May 7, 1725.
Condition / Notes: This is the second volume of a two-volume first edition. This volume contains issues beginning October 9, 1724.

Antique leather-bound volume has detached front board. Spine and covers show tracing of taping. Book displays wear at edges, with minor loss at outside corners of boards and head and foot of spine. Armorial bookplate of John Lord Somers appears on front pastedown. Endpapers display darkened edges. Text block is intact. Title page is printed in red and black. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with a decorative initial letter, head- and tailpieces.
Lot 5013

$60

Title: Southern Quakers and Slavery: A Study in Institutional History
Author: Stephen B. Weeks
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press
City: Baltimore
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/400 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "The following study of Quakerism in the South has been entitled "Southern Quakers and Slavery," for the reason that slavery was the subject which differentiated Friends in the South from other religious bodies. It was opposition to slavery that made Southern Quakerism what it was; with this opposition Quakers would have been comparatively unnoticed in the presence of larger and more powerful denominations. Again, these pages deal with the Society in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. It was not thought well to include the Baltimore Yearly Meetings, for the reason that these lie only in part of Maryland, and extending into Pennsylvania, where the emancipation sentiment was strong, there was not the same heroism implied in opposition to slavery as in the more southern Yearly Meetings. Further, the Baltimore Yearly Meeting did not suffer so severely from the westward migration which was superinduced by slavery. The institution of slavery differentiates Quakers from other denominations; the effects of slavery differentiate the meetings in Virigina, the Carolinas and Georgia from those to the northward, hence the title of this book and its geographical limitations. (Opening paragraph of preface)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with very light soiling to covers. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Work contains bibliography, index and well-preserved fold-out map. This title is extra volume XV in the Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science.
Lot 5014

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on famous Americans shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains an author-signed two-volume first edition of Allan Nevins' "John D. Rockefeller: The Heroic Age of American Enterprise" (Charles Scirbner's Sons, 1940, in worn slipcase), a first edition, in two volumes, of "The Journals of Francis Parkman" (Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1947, in slipcase, and a three-volume first printing of "Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of War under Lincoln and Johnson" (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911). Also present in this group is Foster W. Russell's "Mount Auburn Biographies: A Biographical LIsting of Distinguished Persons Interred in Mount Auburn Cemetary, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1831-1852" (Proprietors of the Cemetery of Mount Auburn, 1953).



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Lot 5015

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage and recent books on the history of the American West shown in the corresponding image(s).

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Condition / Notes:

These books are generally in very good to excellent condition with dust jackets, some of which have mylar covers.
Lot 5016

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the large group of vintage art exhibition catalogs shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the artists whose work is featured in this collection are James Ensor, Joseph Stella, Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock, Max Ernst, Jack Levine, John Marin, Kurt Kranz, Jean Dubuffet and Vasarely. There are also a number of National Academy of Design catalogs from the fifties and sixties.


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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5017

$35

Details: There are five items in this group of recent collectible glass. Still bearing its original sticker is a 1998 hand-painted Fenton 75th Celebration Vase. This piece is signed by M.L. Verbosky, and is 9.5" tall. A dramatic crystal decanter has a sterling silver collar with hallmarks, and an iridescent, shallow compote has a design of diamonds that recalls the traditional Mardi Gras pattern (11" diameter).

Also included is a tall trumpet vase in a sculptural metal base decorated with birds, which is finished to look like bronze. The lot is completed by a gold-trimmed art glass perfume bottle.

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Condition / Notes: These items are all in generally good condition.
Lot 5018

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage books on the history of fashion shown in the corresponding image(s). Included is a signed autobiography by Jackie Kennedy's favorite designer, Oleg Cassini; two books on handbags and purses, a German-language history of shoes, several Italian-language books on clothing styles, and the Official Jubilee Edition of the "City of New York Golden Anniversary of Fashion, 1898-1948."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 5019

$55

Book Details: Popular children's litearture from the 1950s populate this lot, most of which are hardcovers with their original, colorful dust jackets. People of a certain age grew up with these authors: Phyllis McGinley, Enid Blyton, Betty MacDonald, Mary Mapes Dodge, James Fenimore Cooper, Mollie Chappell, Elinor Lyon, and several others. Also included is a mechanical, "animated" version of "The Night Before Christmas;"Little Lulu and her Pals," by Marge; and "Gulliver in Brobdingag."

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 5020

$110

Title: Etruscan Roman Remains in Popular Tradition
Author: Charles Godfrey Leland - Charles Godfrey Leland was an American humorist and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Princeton University and in Europe.
Leland worked in journalism, travelled extensively, and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics, publishing books and articles on American and European languages and folk traditions. Leland worked in a wide variety of trades, achieved recognition as the author of the comic "Hans Breitmann’s Ballads," fought in two conflicts, and wrote what was to become a primary source text for Neopaganism half a century later, "Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches."
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
City: London
Year: 1892
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/385 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited first edition. This is copy number 10 of 100. Author's signature appears on limitation page.

Antique volume is bound in pictorial black-stamped terracotta cloth boards. Book shows external wear, with spine and edges darkened, small rubbed patch on front board, some small paint flecks to boards, slight rubbing to hinges, rubbed and somewhat bumped corners. Top and bottom of spine display minor fraying. Binding is sound. There is very light foxing to endpapers. Pages are generally clean, bright and without markings. This work is complete with b&w illustrations as listed. There are offset marks from some illustrations, tissue guard for first illustration and frontispiece intact. BAL 11658
Lot 5021

$40

Book Details: We at National Book Auctions are honored to be handling the inventory of life-long book merchant and ABAA member emeritus, Norman Kane. This auction lot came from a considerable collection of works by Christopher Morley that Mr. Kane had assembled, notated in many cases, but not yet cataloged. We believe he intended to ultimately create one or more large collections from this material, which he would offer intact and/or this was a personal collection stemming from his own interest in Morley. The collection includes works written entirely by Morley, others to which he contributed and books owned and inscribed by him. Many titles are collectible including numerous examples that are signed by Morley and/or bear scarce dust jackets. Please review the balance of this auction’s catalog to view all of the lots created from this substantial and impressive assemblage.



This Christopher Morley lot includes "I Know a Secret," "The Trojan Horse," "The Haunted Bookshop," "Where the Blue Begins," and "A Taste for Honey," a mystery by H.F. Heard. Also included is "The Romany Stain," which is signed; and a signed, limited edition of "The Goldfish Under the Ice" (298/530).

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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloging.
Lot 5022

$90

Title: Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnoissance of a New Route through the Rocky Mountains
Author: Howard Stansbury - Howard Stansbury was a major in the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers. His most notable achievement was leading a two-year expedition (1849–1851) to survey the Great Salt Lake and its surroundings. The expedition report entitled "Exploration and survey of the valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, including a reconnaissance of a new route through the Rocky Mountains" was published in 1852 providing the first serious scientific exploration of the flora and fauna of the Great Salt Lake Valley as well as a favorable impression of the members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who had settled there beginning in 1847. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 487 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows loss of top 1.5" of spine cover and chipping at foot of spine. Minor loss is also visible at lightly bumped outside corners. There is cracking along front gutter. Binding is sound. Pages exhibit occasional light foxing. Work is illustrated with frontispiece plate depicting Fort Utah on the Timpanogas, numerous plates, including several fold-out plates offering panoramic views, and 1 fold-out map. Plates may display water markings and/or foxing. This volume does not include the two separately-issued maps.
Lot 5023

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains a two-volume first editon of "History of the Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Constitution of the United States" (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1889) edited by Hampton L. Carson. There are also first editions of Edward E. Hale's "History of the United States, Written for the Chautauqua Reading Circles" (Chautauqua Press, 1887), Edward Stanwood's "A History of Presidential Elections" (James R. Osgood and Compahy, 1884), and a first US edition of Hugo Munsterberg's "The Americans" (McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904). Also present in this group is "American Memories: Recollections of a Hurried Run through the United States during the Late Spring of 1896" ("Printed and Published for Private Circulation by W. Burrows," 1896).




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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. It should be noted that the volumes containing "History of the Celebration of the 100th Annivesary of the US Constitution" show tears along spine edges and have cracked hinges. Interiors are clean and bright, with numerous tissue-guarded plates.
Lot 5024

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage and recent books on the history of art and photography shown in the corresponding image(s).

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Condition / Notes:


These books are generally in very good to excellent condition with dust jackets, some of which have mylar covers. Some of the books are new, such as "The Art of Walt Disney."
Lot 5025

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of recent, author-signed hardcover fiction by Martha Grimes, Linda Fairstein, Faye Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman, Colin Harrison, Scott Smith, Jan Burke, Stephen White, and John Sandford.. Many of these books have made the New York Times Bestsellers lists.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in excellent or like-new condition, with dust jackets.
Lot 5026

$325

Title: A Treatise on a Malignant Epidemic, Commonly Called Spotted Fever; Interspersed with Remarks on the Nature of Fever in General, &c. And an Appendix, in Which Is Republished a Number of Essays Written by Different Authors on This Epidemic, with the Addition of Original Notes: Containing a\Also a Few Original and Selected Cases, with Clinical Remarks
Author: Elisha North
Publisher: Printed and sold by T. & J. Swords
City: New York
Year: 1811
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi + [1] + 249 + 1 page of errata + 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in early (perhaps original) tree calf with red leather label and gilt rules on spine. Book shows neat spine repair. Binding is firm, with front hinge professionally strengthened and now solid. One letter on title page is eroded, but easily inferred from context. Marginal tanning appears on endpapers and prelims, but almost no foxing. 1" piece torn from rear flyleaf. Complete with folding table. The "first book on cerebrospinal meningitis [originally known as spotted fever]. In it, North recommended the use of the clinical thermometer, not in general use until the time of Wunderlich." --Garrison & Morton 4676. The author, Elisha North (1771-1843), a native of Goshen, Conneticut, is also remembered as an early proponent of vaccination for smallpox and as the founder of the first eye infirmary in the United States. In 1807, he was practicing in Goshen, where he had introduced vaccination, when cerebral meningitis first emerged in America. "With commendable care, North sought to acquaint the public with this new and dread affection, by giving in book form the views of various authors in this country upon it, as well as his own. His experience with it was very successful, and though he attended more than 200 patients, yet he lost only two. The book was the first volume to be written on the subject, the disease having been first recognized in Geneva in 1805. In the book, North details the symptons pretty much as we know them, including joint affections. Unfortunately, he never published the second edition, although he planned extensive alterations for it some thirty years later." --Kelly and Burrage. A respectable copy in a handsome American binding. Sabin 55514. American Imprints 23569.
Lot 5027

$130

Title: The History of Magic: Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of Its Procedure, Its Rites and Its Mysteries
Author: Alphonse Louis Constant (Eliphas Levi) - Eliphas Levi, born Alphonse Louis Constant was a French occult author and ceremonial magician.



"Eliphas Levi", the name under which he published his books, was his attempt to translate or transliterate his given names "Alphonse Louis" into Hebrew although he was not Jewish.



In 1853, Levi visited England, where he met the novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton, who was interested in Rosicrucianism as a literary theme and was the president of a minor Rosicrucian order. Levi's first treatise on magic appeared in 1854 under the title "Dogme de la Haute Magie," followed in 1856 by the companion "Ritual de la Haute Magie". The two books were later combined into one book titled "Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie," which was translated into English by Arthur Edward Waite as "Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual" in 1896. Its famous opening lines present the single essential theme of Occultism and gives some of the flavor of its atmosphere:



Behind the veil of all the hieratic and mystical allegories of ancient doctrines, behind the darkness and strange ordeals of all initiations, under the seal of all sacred writings, in the ruins of Nineveh or Thebes, on the crumbling stones of old temples and on the blackened visage of the Assyrian or Egyptian sphinx, in the monstrous or marvelous paintings which interpret to the faithful of India the inspired pages of the Vedas, in the cryptic emblems of our old books on alchemy, in the ceremonies practised at reception by all secret societies, there are found indications of a doctrine which is everywhere the same and everywhere carefully concealed. (Introduction)



Although famous, the Introduction was not written until 1861 after the initial success of the first edition.



Levi began to write in succession "Historie de la Magie" in 1860. The following year, in 1861, he published a sequel to "Dogme et Ritual, La Clef des Grands Mysteres" ("The Key to the Great Mysteries"). Further magical works by Levi include "Fables et Symboles" ("Stories and Images"), 1862, "Le Sorciere de Meudon" ("The Witch of Meudon") 1865, and "La Science des Esprits" ("The Science of Spirits"), 1865. In 1868, he wrote "Le Grand Arcane, ou l'Occultisme Devoile" ("The Great Secret, or Occultism Unveiled"); this, however, was only published posthumously in 1898.



Levi's version of magic became a great success, especially after his death. That Spiritualism was popular on both sides of the Atlantic from the 1850s contributed to this success. His magical teachings were free from obvious fanaticisms, even if they remained rather murky; he had nothing to sell, and did not pretend to be the inititate of some ancient or fictitious secret society. He incorporated the Tarot cards into his magical system, and as a result the Tarot has been an important part of the paraphernalia of Western magicians. He had a deep impact on the magic of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and later on the ex-Golden Dawn member Aleister Crowley. He was also the first to declare that a pentagram or five-pointed star with one point down and two points up represents evil, while a pentagram with one point up and two points down represents good. It was largely through the occultists inspired by him that Lévi is remembered as one of the key founders of the 20th century revival of magic. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Translor: Arthur Edward Waite - Arthur Edward Waite was a British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer R. A. Gilbert described him, "Waite's name has survived because he was the first to attempt a systematic study of the history of western occultism—viewed as a spiritual tradition rather than as aspects of proto-science or as the pathology of religion."

Publisher: William Rider & Son, Limited
City: London
Year: 1922
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxvi/535 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: A translation of "Histoire de magie." (1860), with 17-page preface to this English translation. Among the topics covered by chapters in this book are hermetic magic, magic in India and Greece, mathematical magic of Pythagoras, the Kabalah, mysticism, superstitions, "Christ accused of magic by the Jews," legends, kabalistic paintings and sacred emblems, salic laws agains sorcerers, legends of the reign of Charlemagne, "priests and popes accused of magic," "magical origin of freemasonry," prophecies of Cazotte, the French Revolution, pheonomena of mediomania, the German illuminati, magnetic mystics, hallucinations, mesmerists and somnabulists, and the occult sciences.
Condition / Notes: Attractive antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Front cover has borders with ornamental designs in gold. Book shows external wear with some stains to rear cover and lightly-bumped outside corners. Binding is sound. Volume has gilt top edge and deckled edges. Flyleaves display offsetting. Pages exhibit light foxing. Work is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author and plates.
Lot 5028

$100

Title: The Pronouncing Edition of the Holy Bible: Containng the Authorized and Revised Versions of the Old and New Testaments, Arranged in Parallel Columns, Giving the Correct Pronunciation of Every Proper Name Contained in the Bible
Author: uncredited author
Editor: S. W. Williams
Publisher: Joyce Brothers & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Various paginations
Width: 10.75" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This scarce edition of the bible was intended to commemorate the discovery of America, with caption at top of title page reading "1492 The Jubilee Year, in Commemoration of the Discovery of America. 1892."



This large antique bible is bound in leather with elaborate ornamental designs, including stamped gilt lettering and decorations offering motifs and scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Silver metal clasps are fully functional. Book shows repair at spine edges and some wear at edges of covers. Front hinge has been professionally repaired. Binding is firm. Front endpaper displays light soiling. Archival repair is also visible to fore edges of preliminary pages, with a number also displaying closed tears at fore edge. Pages exhibit age toning at edges. This edition contains numerous illustrations, including full-page plates and color maps, textual illustrations and a number of chromolithographic plates. Color plates documenting family history (of William Chantler of Saylesville, Rhode Island and descendants) may show taping. Decorative plates offer genealogical information relating to marriages of Argne and Haskins families through 19th and first half of 20th century.
Lot 5029

$60

Title: Skyline Camps: A Notebook of a Wanderer in Our Northwestern Mountains
Author: Walter Pritchard Eaton
Publisher: W. A. Wilde Company, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1922
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 245 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition in uncommon dust jacket.

Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover, with sepia-toned photographic pastedown to center of front cover. Books shows very light external. Binding is firm. Previous owner's sticker appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with photographic plates.

Dust jacket has loss to rear cover and small tears along edges of spine and front cover. Jacket is preserved in paper-backed mylar cover.
Lot 5030

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique books on literary and printing history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are an author-signed first edition of Joseph Hergesheimer's "Hugh Walpole: An Appreciation" (George H. Doran Company, 1919, in dj), "Illustrated Catalogue of the Private Library of the Late Charles Roberts of Philadelphia, Comprising an Extensive Collection of Noteworthy Quakeriana" (The American Art Association, 1918), "Chester County (Pennsylvania) Bibliography" (KNA Press, 1981), "Catalogue of Old and Rare Books; and a Valuable Collection of Old Bindings" (Pickering & Chatto, 1900), and Albert H. Smyth's "The Philadelphia Magazines and Their Contributors, 1741-1850" (Robert M. Lindsay, 1892).


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Condition / Notes: These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5031

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of new, unused, limited edition books from Derrydale Press on hunting and shooting game birds shown in the corresponding image(s).

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Condition / Notes: These books are in new condition, six still in their original boxes.
Lot 5032

$100

Book Details: This lot consists of recent, author-signed hardcover books by Elmore Leonard which are shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these books have made the New York Times Bestsellers lists.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in excellent or like-new condition, with dust jackets.
Lot 5033

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of vintage and antique books on Native American history shown in the corresponding image(s).

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in very good to excellent condition with dust jackets, some of which have mylar covers.
Lot 5034

$70

Title: Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making: Containing Comprehensive Hints on Camp Shelters, Log Huts, Bark Shanties, Woodland Beds and Bedding, Boat and Canoe Building, and Valuable Suggestions on Trappers' Food, etc. with Extended Chapters on the Trapper's Art, Containing All the "Tricks" and Valuable Bait Recipes of the Profession; Full Directions for the Use of the Steel Trap, and for the Construction of Traps of All Kinds; Detailed Instructions for the Capture of All Fur-Bearing Animals; Valuable Recipes for the Curing and Tanning of Fur Skins, etc., etc.
Author: W. Hamilton Gibson
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1899
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 300 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in olive green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover and stamped ornamental designs in black to spine and front cover. Book is remarkably well preserved. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Work is profusely illustrated with textual drawings offering depictions of all manner of traps.
Lot 5035

$325

Title: The Mountains of California
Author: John Muir - John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. One of the best-known hiking trails in the U.S., the 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier.



In his later life, Muir devoted most of his time to the preservation of the Western forests. He petitioned the U.S. Congress for the National Park bill that was passed in 1890, establishing Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. The spiritual quality and enthusiasm toward nature expressed in his writings inspired readers, including presidents and congressmen, to take action to help preserve large nature areas. He is today referred to as the "Father of the National Parks" and the National Park Service has produced a short documentary about his life.



Muir's biographer, Steven J. Holmes, believes that Muir has become "one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity," both political and recreational. As a result, his writings are commonly discussed in books and journals, and he is often quoted by nature photographers such as Ansel Adams. "Muir has profoundly shaped the very categories through which Americans understand and envision their relationships with the natural world," writes Holmes. Muir was noted for being an ecological thinker, political spokesman, and religious prophet, whose writings became a personal guide into nature for countless individuals, making his name "almost ubiquitous" in the modern environmental consciousness. According to author William Anderson, Muir exemplified "the archetype of our oneness with the earth", while biographer Donald Worster says he believed his mission was "...saving the American soul from total surrender to materialism."(Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiii/381 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: Chapter headings are as follows:

The Sierra Nevada --
The glaciers --
The snow --
A near view of the High Sierra --
The passes --
The glacier lakes --
The glacier meadows --
The forests --
The Douglas squirrel --
A wind-storm in the forests --
The river floods --
Sierra thunder-storms --
The water-ouzel --
The wild sheep --
In the Sierra foot-hills --
The bee-pastures
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in tan cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial designs in green and gold representing wild life and nature of California appear on spine and front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with darkening to spine. Binding is firm. Antique gift inscription appears on front flyleaf. Endpapers and preliminary pages exhibit light foxing. Pages of text are occasionally marked in light pencil. Work contains frontispiece, plates and textual illustrations offering views of California landscapes and wildlife
Lot 5036

$140

Title: Observations on the Deranged Manifestations of the Mind, or Insanity. With an Appendix
Author: A. Brigham, Johann Gaspar Spurzheim - Johann Gaspar Spurzheim was a German physician who became one of the chief proponents of phrenology created approximately in 1800 by Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828). Appletons' "Cyclopaedia of Biography" (1856) stated that "his works are too well known to require particular description".
Publisher: Marsh, Capen & Lyon
City: Boston
Year: 1833
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/260 plus 4 plates
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in modern quarter cloth with marbled boards. Spine has printed paper label. Book shows no external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Pages display scattered foxing and light staining on a few leaves. There are several defunct library stamps. Work is illustrated with lithographs of cranial and facial types.
Lot 5037

$30

Details: This antique certificate was signed in 1842 by John Tyler during his single term in office as President of the United States. It registers the purchase by Edward Boston of Clay County, Indiana, of 38 acres of land in Vincennes, Indiana; and is recorded by J. Wilhamson of the General Land Office. An official seal is attached. The certificate is written on vellum, measuring 15.25" x 9.5".


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Condition / Notes: This item is in generally good condition with no apparent damage.
Lot 5038

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of recent, author-signed hardcover books by Ed McBain which are shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of these books have made the New York Times Bestsellers lists. One of the books has a special bonus tucked inside: a copy of a special Christmas story published by the famous Mysterious Bookshop in 1999: "I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus."

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in excellent or like-new condition, with dust jackets.
Lot 5039

$150

Book Details: This lot consists of eight antique, leather-bound Bibles and devotional books shown in the corresponding image(s). Many of them feature decorative tooling or gold-stamped ornamentation, and all have brass clasps. The six Bibles are all in German, although printed in the U.S. (e.g., Philadelphia, 1811; Lancaster, PA, 1830; Milwaukee, 1872), and some are illustrated.

The smallest book (2.75" x 4" x 1.5") is not a Bible, but the Church of England's "Book of Common Prayer." Slightly larger is an American Episcopalian edition of the "Book of Common Prayer," published 1860.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are typically in functional or better condition with some age/wear indications. One large Bible has lost one of its clasps.
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