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Lot 2001

$225

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

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

The two volumes are housed in a brown cloth-covered slipcase, with a printed paper title label on the front cover. The exterior shows moderate rubbing, and light spotting at the extremities.
Lot 2002

$1700

Title: The Book of Were-Wolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition
Author: Sabine Baring-Gould - Sabine Baring-Gould was an English Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist and eclectic scholar. His bibliography consists of more than 1240 publications, though this list continues to grow. His family home, Lew Trenchard Manor near Okehampton, Devon, has been preserved as he had it rebuilt and is now a hotel. He is remembered particularly as a writer of hymns, the best-known being "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over". He also translated the carol "Gabriel's Message" from the Basque language to the English. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Smith, Elder and Co.
City: London
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/266 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique first edition is bound in red cloth, with stamped gold decoration on the front cover and spine cover. The pictorial design on the front cover depicts a wolf. The boards exhibit minor edge wear. The spine cover presents chipping at the head and foot. The binding is sound. The pages show minor toning concentrated at the extremities. A book dealer's notes appear in pencil on the page opposite the half title page. Two bookplates are pasted onto the front endpaper. The frontispiece depicts a man being attacked by a werewolf. The book is preserved in a transparent plastic cover.

This work has been collated and is complete. Pagination: Contents pp. vi-ix, followed by pp. 1-266. Page 68 has 1.5” closed tear at bottom edge.
Lot 2003

$100

Title: Sabaean Researches, in a Series of Essays, Addressed to Distinguished Antiquaries, and Including the Substance of a Course of Lectures, Delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, on the Engraved Hieroglyphics of Chaldea, Egypt, and Canaan. Illustrated with Engravings of Babylonian Cylinders, and Other Inedited Monuments of Antiquity
Author: John Landseer - John Landseer ARA was an English landscape engraver.

Landseer was born in Lincoln in 1769, according to Cosmo Monkhouse, or in London in 1761, according to his son Edwin's biographer, F.G. Stephens. The son of a jeweller, he was apprenticed to the engraver William Byrne. He then went to work for the publisher Thomas Macklin, noted for his illustrated edition of the Bible. He started a series "Views of the Isle of Wight" after pictures by Ibbetson and Turner, but publication was halted when he had only executed three plates. His largest series of engravings was "Twenty Views of the South of Scotland," after James Moore. Others included one after drawings of animals by Dutch artists, and another of Biblical subjects, after Raphael and others.

In 1806, he delivered a series of lectures on engraving at the Royal Institution, in which he defended its status as an independent art, and criticized the issuing of inferior plates by commercially-minded publishers. The series was terminated after the sixth lecture, following protests by Josiah Boydell, who claimed that Landseer had unfairly criticized his uncle John Boydell, the leading publisher of engravings, who had died in 1804. He published the lectures in 1807, with added comments reinforcing his criticism of Boydell.

Also in 1806, he was elected an Associate Engraver of the Royal Academy despite his dispute with the institution over their failure to admit engravers as full members. He had previously only exhibited there once, in 1792. Some leading engravers – including Landseer's teacher, William Byrne – chose to boycott the academy completely over the issue, but Landseer hoped to challenge its rules from within. His protests, which included petitioning the Prince Regent, proved ineffective however, and the academy's policy was not changed until after his death.

In 1813, he lectured at the Surrey Institution on The Philosophy of Art. Henry Crabb Robinson, who heard Landseer speak there, described him as "animated in style, but his animation is produced by indulgence in sarcasms, and in emphatic diction." For a while he pursued an interest in archaeology, becoming a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and publishing two books on Babylonian antiquities, before returning to engraving. In 1826 he was appointed Engraver to the King, and in 1831 published a plate of "Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveller" after a picture painted by his son Edwin eleven years earlier, at the age of eighteen. (Information courtesy of WIkipedia)
Publisher: Printed for Hurst, Robinson, and Co.; And Archibald Constable and Co.
City: London / Edinburgh
Year: 1823
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/402 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half vellum and marbled paper-covered boards, with a gilt-lettered leather spine label. The book shows external wear, with extensive rubbing and light soiling to the covers, as well as chipping to the spine cover and at the outside corners. The binding is sound. The volume has marbled edges and endpapers. A number in ink appears in the lower right corner of the verso of the first title page. The pages exhibit scattered (light) foxing. A small number of pages display light pencil markings. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece, entitled "The Mundane or Orphic Egg," and a number of engraved textual illustrations. It should be noted that this volume has two title pages.
Lot 2004

$600

Title: The Writings of Lafcadio Hearn
Author: Lafcadio Hearn - Patrick Lafcadio Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as "Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things." In the United States, Hearn is also known for his writings about the city of New Orleans based on his 10-year stay in that city.
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston and New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 16 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: In the late 19th century, Japan was still largely unknown and exotic to Westerners. However, with the introduction of Japanese aesthetics, particularly at the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900, Japanese styles became fashionable in Western countries. Consequently, Hearn became known to the world by his writings concerning Japan. In later years, some critics would accuse Hearn of exoticizing Japan, but because he offered the West some of its first descriptions of pre-industrial and Meiji Era Japan, his work has historical value. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This handsome, limited-edition (10 of 750 copies) set is uniformly bound in three-quarter leather and tan cloth, with stamped gilt detailing on the covers and spine cover. The spine covers exhibit minor rubbing. The bindings are sound. The pages display light toning. Each volume contains a well-preserved, full-color, tipped-in frontispiece. Many of the volumes contain a number of additional plates. A bookplate from the previous owner can be found on the front pastedown of each book.
Lot 2005

$250

Title: This Is Abraham Lincoln
Author: Frederick Hill Meserve - Frederick Hill Meserve was an American collector of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War material.
Publisher: Lincoln Memorial University
City: Harrogate, Tennessee
Year: 1941
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 19 pages plus 30 tipped-in sepia-tone poster stamps
Width: 4.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Meserve was a pioneering photography historian and "America's first great photograph collector," who assigned "Meserve numbers" to Lincoln photographs still used today. Sandburg introduces this fascinating set of high-quality Lincoln images in non-postage stamp form, each tipped in by hand and placed alongside appropriate descriptive text.
Condition / Notes: This is the rare first edition of this unusual format publication, limited to 300 copies. The limitation page notes that each copy is signed by Meserve, though this copy lacks a signature.

The vintage narrow quarto volume is bound in blue and gray cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering/ruling on the front cover. The covers show light soiling. The binding is solid. The work is illustrated by 30 tipped-in sepia-tone poster stamps depicting Lincoln, accompanied by descriptive text.

Lot 2006

$80

Title: Back "In War Times." History of the 144th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, with Itinerary, Showing Contemporaneous Date of the Important Battles of the Civil War.
Author: James Harvey McKee
Publisher: Lieut. Horace E. Bailey
City: New York
Year: 1903
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 378 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: From the preface:

The Historian of the 144th N. Y. Vol., as he submits the results of his labor, is alive to the fact, "that he who writes or makes a feast as certainly invites his critics as his friends;" but he is comforted in the thought that those to whom this volume may come will not criticise harshly since they will know that the scenes enacted so long ago have not all held their rightful sequence in memory. They will recall that in the effort which many have made to secure "proof" in adjusting pension claims how elusive the evidence of facts that seemed so easy to secure at the first outlook.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in black cloth covers with blindstamped ornamentation as well as stamped gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. There is light to moderate rubbing concentrated at the extremities, and scattered moisture markings on the front cover. The front hinge is beginning to crack from the bottom.

The tissue-guarded frontispiece depicts Colonel James Lewis. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light marginal smudging/spotting. This work includes numerous plates depicting soldiers from the 144th New York.
Lot 2007

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the author-signed limited edition books in slipcases shown in the corresponding images.

Among the author- and illustrator-signed titles are "Portraits of His Children," by George R. R. Martin; "The New Neighbor," by Ray Garton; and "The Golden," by Lucius Shepard.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2008

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique bound compilation of Meehans' Monthly shown in the corresponding images.

"Meehans' Monthly," which ran from 1891 to 1901, was one of the most interesting horticultural journals of the period, illustrated by Louis Prang and Company. This is a bound collection of the first two years of publication, 1891-92.

Thomas Meehan (1824-1901) was born on the Isle of Man. His father was a gardener and he later worked at Kew under William Jackson Hooker. He came to Germantown, Pennsylvania and eventually established 'Thomas Meehan and Sons', a nursery with his brother and sons. He wrote several books and edited "Gardeners' Monthly" before launching "Meehans' Monthly."

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Condition / Notes: This antique compilation is bound in brown half-leather with marbled paper covers. There is stamped gilt lettering and five raised bands on the spine. There is moderate external rubbing and toning, concentrated at the edges, corners, and gutters. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with marbled edges and endpapers. The pages show mild to moderate age toning nad scattered light foxing, mostly in the margins. This work is profusely illustrated with 18 colored lithographs and 96 copper and wood engravings by L. Prang & Co..

Pagination: xiii, 96; 192 pages.
Approximate measurements: 8" by 10.25"
Lot 2009

$35

Title: Lynn Chadwick: Sculptor. With a Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 1947-1996.
Author: Dennis Farr - Dennis Larry Ashwell Farr was a museum director and art historian born in Luton, Bedfordshire. (Information courtesy of "The Independent," http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/dennis-farr-428324.html) , Eva Chadwick - Eva Chadwick was the wife of English sculptor Lynn Chadwick, as well as a chronicler and cataloguer of his work. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Lypiatt Studio
City: Stroud, Gloucestershire
Year: 1997
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 438 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is in excellent, like-new condition. The book is bound in dark blue cloth, with stamped gold lettering to the spine.

Lynn Russell Chadwick, CBE RA (24 November 1914 – 25 April 2003) was an English sculptor and artist. Much of his work is semi-abstract sculpture in bronze or steel. His work is in the collections of MoMA in New York, the Tate in London and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Lot 2010

$375

Title: Perachora: The Sanctuaries of Hera Akraia and Limenia. Excavations of the British School of Archaeology at Athens, 1930-1933. Architecture, Bronzes, Terracottas.
Author: Humfry Payne - Humfry Gilbert Garth Payne (19 February 1902 – 9 May 1936) was an English archaeologist, director of the British School of Archaeology in Athens from 1929 to his death. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: At the Clarendon Press
City: Oxford
Year: 1940
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: No
Pagination: xii/271 pages, including an index
Width: 10.5" Height: 13"
Book Details: Contents include chapters on the sixth-century Temple of Hera Akraia, the Temple of Hera Limenia, and terracottas, among others.
Condition / Notes: This scarce title is the first of a two-volume set, belonging to the series "Excavations of the British School of Archaeology at Athens, 1930-1933. Architecture, Bronzes, Terracottas." This antique volume is bound in full brown buckram, with stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation to the spine. The exterior shows minor edge wear, with light bumping to the corners. The covers exhibit scattered minute tears. The front hinge is cracked. The rear hinge has been repaired. The pages display light age toning. This book is richly illustrated.

This volume has been collated and is complete. Pagination: v-xiv, followed by 1-271 with index. Present are 146 plates, including a frontispiece, with two plates (frontispiece and Plate B) in color. The front hinge is cracked. Two small pen markings are visible on page 7. On page 266, an errata slip is laid in.
Lot 2011

$50

Title: The Rock Inscriptions of Lower Nubia (Czechoslovak Concession)
Author: Zbynek Zaba - Zbyn?k Žába was a Czechoslovakian Egyptologist. In 1945 he commenced his studies on the subject, and in 1949 he became an assistant to František Lexa. In 1954 Žába was named an associate professor of Egyptology, and in 1960 he was chosen to be the director of the Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology, an institution founded in 1958 and originally led by Lexa. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Universita Karlova
City: Prague
Year: 1974
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 351 pages plus 229 plates
Width: 10.25" Height: 13.75"
Book Details: "As soon as UNESCO issues its world-wide appeal to help the UAR in saveguarding the cultural heritage of Ancient Nubia, which was threatened by the reservoir of the then planned Asswan High Dam, the Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology of Charles University organized five archaeological and epigraphical expeditions to Egyptian Nubia. The Czechoslovak concession covered a region one hundred kilometers long, extending between the famous temples of Kalabsha and Gerf Hussein, and between those of Wadi es-Sebu and Amada, on both banks of the Nile. Systematic search by the epigraphical expeditions yielded a rich harvest. Nearly 300 inscriptions, more than 5,000 rock drawings and three rock-shelters with beautiful paintings were found and fully documented.

This book contains the commented edition of 293 single graffiti and rock tablets, and of one huge free-standing stela. The texts from Nubia are published here under 243 numbers. Thirty graffiti found by chance along the highway Marsa Alam-Edfu during journeys by Czechoslovak Egyptologists to and from Nubia by car, are added in an Appendix." (From the front flap of the dust jacket)
Condition / Notes: This first edition folio, limited to 1000 copies, is the first volume in the Charles University of Prague Czechoslovak Institute of Egyptology in Prague and Cairo Publications. The book is bound in beige cloth. The exterior exhibits light shelf wear, with some bumping to the head and foot of the spine cover. Light spotting shows on the left edge of the front cover. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and show only minor toning. A book dealer's markings appear in pencil in the upper right corner of the front flyleaf.

This volume is profusely illustrated with numerous textual illustrations and 229 plates. There is a tipped-in photographic frontispiece depicting the expedition boat at Shablul.

The book is preserved in its original dust jacket, which exhibits minor chipping, creasing along the foot of the spine panel, and light toning.
Lot 2012

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the first editions and printings of short story collections shown in the corresponding images.

Among the first editions and printings in this lot are "Myth-ing Persons," "Microcosmic Tales," and "Tales of the Uncanny."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2013

$25

Title: Jardins de France: 132 planches donnant de nombreux aspects des plus beaux jardins de notre pays, accompagnes de plans et de notices explicatives - Prosper Pean
Author: Prosper Pean
Publisher: A. Vincent, Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: 12 pages plus 64 plates
Width: 13.5" Height: 18.5"
Book Details: This work presents black-and-white photographs of many of France's better-known gardens, including Vau-Le-Comte, Chantilly, Wideville, Ognon, etc. Includes an Introduction by Doctor Carvallo.
Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this work. Only the first volume is present. The large folio volume has the original marbled paper-covered boards with cloth ties at the edges and stamped gilt lettering on the front cover. The red cloth backstrip lacks the spine cover; the boards are loose. There is moderate rubbing to the exterior. The title page is in red and black. The 64 heliographic photographic plates, loose as issued, are clean, with mild age toning.
Lot 2014

$30

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Message of the President of the United States," "An Address on the Character and Talents of the Late Daniel Seymour," and "Lettres Patentes du Roi."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including toning and edge wear. Please note that a number of these pamphlets do not include wrappers. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2015

$30

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Cézanne," "Georges Braque," and "Bonnard."

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

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light edge wear and light fading. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2016

$55

Title: Popular History of the Palms and Their Allies, Containing a Familiar Account of Their Structure, Geographical and Geological Distribution, History, Properties, and Uses, and a Complete List of All the Species Introduced into Our Gardens.
Author: Berthold Carl Seemann - Berthold Carl Seemann (25 February 1825, in Hanover, Germany – 10 October 1871, in Nicaragua, Central America), was a German botanist. He traveled widely and collected and described plants from the Pacific and South America. [Courtesy WIkipedia]
Publisher: Lovell Reeve
City: London
Year: 1856
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/359 pages plus 14 plates
Width: 5.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: Dedicated to Alexander Humboldt, Dr. Seemann's book is an entertaining study of palm trees for the reading public, part of Lovell Reeve's (1814-1865) "Popular History" series on natural history subjects. Seemann traveled widely in South America and the South Pacific.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blindstamped cloth covers with stamped gilt ornamentation and lettering on the front cover and spine. The hinges are cracked. There is chipping and partial separation of the spine cover. Library notation is visible near the bottom of the front cover by the hinge. The text block is solid. The bookplate of the Cleveland Garden Center is affixed to the front pastedown. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and scattered spotting/foxing. There are manuscript notes and underlining in pencil throughout the volume as well as on the rear endpaper. This work is profusely illustrated with 14 of the original 20 color plates.
Lot 2017

$45

Title: Pre-Dynastic Cemetery of El Mahasna
Author: Edward R. Ayrton - Edward Russell Ayrton (17 December 1882 – 18 May 1914) was an English Egyptologist and archaeologist. [Courtesy Wikipedia], W. L. S. Loat
Publisher: The Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund / Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. / B. Quaritch / Henry Frowde
City: London
Year: 1911
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 39 pages plus 38 plates
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the thirty-first memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund. This antique volume is bound in printed paper covers with a black cloth backstrip showing red lettering. There is significant toning to the edges of the covers, in addition to some loss at the lower right corner and along the edges. The covers also display scattered faint black markings. The binding is solid. The endpapers show toning and light smudging. The pages are clean with mild age toning. This work is profusely illustrated with photographic and diagrammatic plates from the expedition.
Lot 2018

$55

Title: The Botany and Chemistry of Hallucinogens
Author: Albert Hofmann - Albert Hofmann (11 January 1906 – 29 April 2008) was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Hofmann was also the first person to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin. He authored more than 100 scientific articles and numerous books, including "LSD: Mein Sorgenkind" (LSD: My Problem Child). In 2007, he shared first place, alongside Tim Berners-Lee, in a list of the 100 greatest living geniuses, published by The Telegraph newspaper. [Courtesy Wikipedia], Richard Evans Schultes - Richard Evans Schultes (SHULL-tees; January 12, 1915 – April 10, 2001) was an American biologist. He may be considered the father of modern ethnobotany, for his studies of indigenous peoples' (especially the indigenous peoples of the Americas) uses of plants, including especially entheogenic or hallucinogenic plants (particularly in Mexico and the Amazon), for his lifelong collaborations with chemists, and for his charismatic influence as an educator at Harvard University on a number of students and colleagues who went on to write popular books and assume influential positions in museums, botanical gardens, and popular culture.

His book "The Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers" (1979), co-authored with chemist Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD, is considered his greatest popular work: it has never been out of print and was revised into an expanded second edition, based on a German translation by Christian Rätsch (1998), in 2001. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher
City: Springfield, Illinois
Year: 1973
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxii/267 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: The definitive study of plant hallucinogens by Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann, who was the first to synthesize LSD, and Richard Evans Schultes, the father of modern ethnobotany.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The vintage volume is bound in purple cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation to the front cover and spine. There is light rubbing at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. The bookplate of the Cleveland Garden Center is affixed to the front pastedown. The foreword is written by German-American psychologist Heinrich Kluver. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated with photographs and diagrams.

The book has its original dust jacket, with moderate age toning and edge wear, as well as a library label affixed to the foot of the spine.
Lot 2019

$110

Title: Vampires / Mademoiselle Reseda
Author: Julia Cruger (Julien Gordon) - Julia Grinnell Storrow Cruger (c. 1850 – July 12, 1920) was a popular American novelist who wrote under the pseudonym Julien Gordon. Her first book was "A Diplomat's Diary" (1890); other titles she wrote include "Vampires" (1891) and "Mrs. Clyde" (1901).

A grandniece of Washington Irving, she was the daughter of Thomas Wentworth Storrow of Boston and born in Paris. She married Civil War veteran Col. Stephen Van Rensselaer Cruger, who died in 1898. She married broker Wade Chance in 1908, who was at least ten years her junior and thus caused a bit of a stir. They were divorced in 1916. [Courtesy WIkipedia]
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1891
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 299 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work, containing two titles by this popular American novelist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The antique volume is bound in two-tone cloth covers with stamped iglt lettering/ornamentation on the spine. The book shows moderate exterior foxing as well as rubbing/fraying at the edges. The binding is solid. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The exterior is protected by a mylar jacket.
Lot 2020

$150

Title: The Vampire: A Book of Cornish and Other Stories
Author: C. A. Dawson Scott - "Catherine Amy Dawson Scott was an English writer, playwright and poet. She is best known as a co-founder (in 1921) of International PEN, a worldwide association of writers." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Robert Holden & Co. Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1925
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 280 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This collection contains the following stories: "Love Magic," "And Behold a White Horse," "The Quarrel," "The Rich Man's Wife," "Like a Donkey's Gallop," "A Cry in the Night," "Simple Silas," "The Crust," and "The Vampire."
Condition / Notes: This antique first edition is bound in green cloth, with a double black border printed around the perimeter of the front cover, and black lettering stamped on the spine cover. The spine cover exhibits minor fading, in addition to some edge wear at the head and foot. The spine is slightly cocked. The binding is sound. The pages display light toning. A previous owner's name and book dealer's markings appear in pencil on the front flyleaf. The fore edge of the text block shows light scattered foxing.
Lot 2021

$130

Title: The Island of Meroe and Meroitic Inscriptions
Author: Frances Llewellyn Griffith - Francis Llewellyn Griffith (27 May 1862 – 1934) was an eminent British Egyptologist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

F. Ll. Griffith was born in Brighton on 27 May 1862 where his father, Rev. Dr. John Griffith, was Principal of Brighton College. After schooling at Brighton College (1871), then privately by his father, he went to Sedbergh School, Yorkshire (1875-8). Griffith was awarded a scholarship to Queen's College and went up to the University of Oxford in 1879, his enthusiasm for Egyptology already apparent: in the absence of an Egyptological department he taught himself ancient Egyptian.

Griffith worked as a student for The Egypt Exploration Fund (EEF) (later known as the Egypt Exploration Society), a society established in 1882 by Amelia Edwards and Reginald Stuart Poole. This society funded excavations in Egypt and provided opportunities for student apprentices to learn how to excavate and give aspiring Egyptologists a chance to publish their findings. Griffith was urged by his professor to write to Flinders Petrie, an Egyptologist working for the EEF, to see if he could serve as an assistant. He could not afford to finance himself, and Petrie and Edwards were able to convince the EEF to fund Griffith through a scholarship. Griffith trained under Flinders Petrie at the Fund’s Naukratis excavation. He also presented reports on Tell Nebesheh and Tell Gemayemi during one of the Egypt Exploration Fund early annual meetings. It was in this report that he thanked Petrie, “I cannot conclude without expressing my deep obligations for Mr. Petrie for so freely opening to me the rich stores of method and experience which his unrivaled skill has accumulated.” After Petrie left the Egypt Exploration Fund, Griffith continued to work for the society under the direction of Edouard Naville.

Griffith married Kate Bradbury, a good friend of Amelia Edwards, in 1896. Kate died six years later and Griffith eventually inherited his father-in-law’s estate. This allowed him to endow the study of Egyptology at Oxford. After the establishment of a post in Egyptology, Griffith was appointed Reader in 1901. He was Professor of Egyptology at the university from 1924 until 1932 and died in 1934.

By the terms of his will the Griffith Institute at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford was established in 1939. [Courtesy Wikipedia], John Winter Crowfoot
Publisher: The Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund / Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. / B. Quaritch / Henry Frowde
City: London
Year: 1911 / 1912
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This set from the Archaeological Survey of Egypt includes Crowfoot's "The Island of Meroe" and the first part of Griffith's "Meroitic Inscriptions" ("Soba to Dangel") in the first volume and the second part of "Meroitic Inscriptions" ("Napata to Philae and Miscellaneous") in the second volume.
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in printed paper covers with tan cloth backstrips. There is black stamped lettering on the spines. The covers show light toning most evident at the edges. The second volume shows some bumping to the fore edge of the front cover, and spots of minor loss. The covers of the second volume display light smudging. The bindings are sound. The pages of the first volume are clean and bright. The pages of the second volume show mild age toning. The edges of the text block of the second volume exhibit light scattered foxing. A previous owner's name appears in ink on the front flyleaf of the first volume. The works are profusely illustrated with photographic plates and diagrams, including some fold-out plates.
Lot 2022

$70

Title: Printing Types: Borders, Initials, Electros, Brass Rules, Spacing Material
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Stephenson, Blake & Co. Ltd.
City: Sheffield
Year: 1940
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/466 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: Stephenson Blake is an engineering company based in Sheffield. The company was active from the early 19th century as a type founder, remaining until the 1990s as the last active type foundry in Britain, after which it has diversified into specialist engineering.

The type foundry began operations in July 1818 by silversmith and mechanic William Garnett and toolmaker John Stephenson, financially supported by James Blake. That November, news came that the breakaway Caslon foundry (formed when William Caslon III left the original firm and acquired Joseph Jackson Foundry in 1792 {Caslon foundry 1716; 1764; etc.) was put up for sale by William Caslon IV. In 1819 the deal was concluded and Blake, Garnett & Co. were suddenly in charge of one of England’s most prestigious typefoundries. In 1829 Garnett left to become a farmer. The company was renamed Blake & Stephenson in 1830, but Blake died soon after. It became Stephenson, Blake & Co. in 1841- 1905. John Stephenson died in 1864, the year after he handed control to his son Henry. In 1905 the firm purchased Sir Charles Reed and Sons Ltd. It was then known as Stephenson, Blake & Co., and Sir Charles Reed and Sons between 1905 - 1914. In 1914, without any change in proprietorship, the business was converted into a private limited liability company. The early 1900s the foundry had ventured into steel making and tool production, which would prove to be the core business of the current firm Stephenson, Blake and Co.,Ltd from until 2004 when Tom Blake (5th Generation) retired. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with a blue cloth backstrip. There is moderate sunning, rubbing, and toning to the exterior, heaviest near the fore edge. The binding is solid.

The text is complete as issued with several pagination breaks and inserted leaves. A large section of Book Letter, Newsletter, Titlings, Modern and Old Style is followed by initials, borders, rules, numerals, ornaments and electros. There is also an introductory account of the firm's ancestry (from Wynkyn de Worde). The date of 1940 appears in the preface. An additional pamphlet on Elongated Romans Type is laid in.
Lot 2023

$25

Title: Andrea Riccio
Author: Leo Planiscig
Publisher: Verlag von Anton Schroll & Co.
City: Vienna
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 504 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: Andrea Riccio (c. 1470 – 1532) was an Italian sculptor and occasional architect, whose real name was Andrea Briosco, but is usually known by his sobriquet meaning "curly"; he is also known as Il Riccio and Andrea Crispus ("curly" in Latin). He is mainly known for small bronzes, often practical objects such as inkwells, door knockers or fire-dogs, exquisitely sculpted and decorated in a classicising Renaissance style. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has been rebound in dark blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. This volume has new endpapers.The pages are clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated with both textual and full-page b&w illustrations on the sculpture of this Renaissance artist.
Lot 2024

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Co-operative Faith and Practice by Thomas Hughes, E. V. Neale - Dated c. 1890 by Published by the Co-operative Union Limited - A transcription of an address concerning the co-operative movement.

This antique pamphlet is bound in its original printed wrappers with moderate edge toning. The binding is solid. The pages show mild age toning.
- Foundations: a Study in the Ethics and Economics of the Co-operative Movement. Prepared at the Request of the Co-operative Congress Held at Gloucester in April, 1879. by W. Clayton, Thomas Hughes, E. V. Neale, A. Stoddart, uncredited author Edited by A. Stoddart, E. V. Neale, Thomas Hughes, W. Clayton - Dated 1916 by The Co-operative Union Limited - The United Kingdom is home to a widespread and diverse co-operative movement, with over 6,500 registered co-operatives which are owned by 15 million individual members and which contribute £37bn a year to the British economy. Modern co-operation started with the Rochdale Pioneers' shop in the northern English town of Rochdale in 1844, though the history of co-operation in the UK can be traced back to before 1800. The British co-operative movement is most commonly associated with The Co-operative brand (best known for its supermarket and Funeralcare brands) which has been adopted by several large consumers' co-operative societies, however there are many thousands of registered co-operative businesses operating in the UK. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

This antique volume is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light rubbing at the extremities and some sunning to the spine. The binding is solid. The endpapers are heavily toned. There are two portrait plates of Neale and Clayton. The pages are clean with mild age toning.
Lot 2025

$150

Title: The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara
Author: Frank O'Hara - Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara was an American writer, poet and art critic. He was a member of the New York School of poetry.

"The Collected Poems" of Frank O'Hara edited by Donald Allen (Knopf, 1971), the first of several posthumous collections, shared the 1972 National Book Award for Poetry.

Editor: Donald Allen - Donald Merriam Allen was an influential editor, publisher, and translator of contemporary American literature. He is perhaps best known for his project The New American Poetry 1945-1960 (1960), among the several important anthologies of contemporary American innovative writing he made available to the public. Allen began his working life as a Japanese translator within the US military, serving in WWII. After his military service, Allen became an editor at Grove Press, where he worked for sixteen years. He was one of the first translators of the Romanian-French Absurdist playwright Eugène Ionesco, and Allen's 1958 volume "Four Plays of Eugène Ionesco" helped to introduce the playwright to American audiences in the 1960s. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1971
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxviii/586 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated first edition with an introduction by John Ashbery. With 38 pages of notes on the poems, principally dating their composition and publication.

This volume is bound in its original cream cloth, with stamped golden brown lettering to the spine and front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and bright. A newspaper clipping with a short piece by Robert Pinsky on O'Hara's poem "Christmas Card to Grace Hartigan" has laid in at the front of the volume, with offsetting visible on the front flyleaf.

This book is preserved in a scarce first issue pictorial dust jacket by Larry Rivers, with the nude on the front panel and the date 10/71 at the bottom right corner of the rear flap.
Lot 2026

$300

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Rhythm," "Taormina," and "Robert Mapplethorpe."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including soiling and light foxing. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2027

$175

Title: Tamar Curze
Author: Berthe St. Luz
Publisher: R. F. Fenno & Company
City: New York
Year: 1908
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: v/206 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gold lettering on the front board and spine cover, and a color illustration of a woman pasted to the front board. This illustration displays small, scattered spots of loss. Boards and spine cover present with minor edge wear. The front board shows red markings in the lower right corner. The spine cover is faded. The binding is sound. Pages exhibit light toning concentrated at the extremities. The front endpaper contains a crossed-out inscription in ink that reads "To Jackobus / From Muthsby / Xmas 1909." Above this inscription are the inititals "T.S. / .25" and "90[cents]" written in ink. There is some bleedthrough of the "90" onto the flyleaf. The full-color frontispiece features the same woman who appears in the illustration on the front board.
Lot 2028

$175

Details: This lot consists of the antique Edison gold moulded and blue amberol records shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Hawaiian Breezes" by the Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra, "Marriage Bells," "On the Mississippi," and a number from Columbia Records.

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Condition / Notes: Many of these records are housed in their original cardboard cases. Some may be missing lids. Cases exhibit soiling and rubbing. Many records appear clean and without blemishes, but others display chipping and soiling. These records have not been tested.
Lot 2029

$200

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Bubastis," "Ahnas El Medineh," and "Fouilles de Delphes."

Please note that some of these are large-format volumes.

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

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including toning, chipping, and detaching/detached boards. Please note that the spine cover of "Bubastis" is detaching. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2030

$70

Title: Rudiments of a Vocabulary of Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Author: Samuel Sharpe - Samuel Sharpe was an English Unitarian banker who, in his leisure hours, made substantial contributions to Egyptology and Biblical translation. Like his literary uncle Samuel Rogers, he was connected for much of his life with Newington Green Unitarian Church. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Edward Moxon
City: London
Year: 1837
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxi/151 pages plus 17 plates
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume bears the signature of T.J. Pettigrew in the upper right corner of the front flyleaf. Thomas Joseph Pettigrew was a British antiquary and author of "A History of Egyptian Mummies" (1834), as indicated by a laid-in note.

Bound in brown paper and cloth, this book has had archival repairs to the spine cover, which appears to have been detaching, and the fore edges of the covers. The exterior shows rubbing and scattered spots of light soiling. The title is printed in black on a spine label, which displays some fading.

The binding is sound. The pages show light to moderate toning. There is an ex-libris attachment for "Bruce Bryan" adhered to the front pastedown. The text is complimented by seventeen hieroglyphic plates, drawn by the author, at the end of the volume.
Lot 2031

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the author-signed vampire literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the author-signed titles in this lot are two Guillermo Del Toro novels from "The Strain" trilogy: one first edition copy of "The Fall" (William Morrow, 2010) with a signature and an original drawing by the author, and one first edition of "The Strain." Also to be found in this lot is a signed first edition of Octavia E. Butler's "Fledgling" (Seven Stories Press, 2005).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2032

$20

Title: Moon
Author: James Herbert - James John Herbert was a best-selling English horror writer who originally worked as the art director of an advertising agency. A full-time writer, he also designed his own book covers and publicity. His books have sold 54 million copies worldwide, and have been translated into 34 languages, including Chinese and Russian. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: New English Library
City: Letchworth, Hertfordshire
Year: 1985
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 272 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "He had fled from the terrors of his past, finding refuge in the quietness of the island. And for a time he lived in peace.

Until the 'sightings' began again, visions of horror seeping into his mind like poisonous tendrils, violent acts that were hideously macabre, the thoughts becoming intense.

He witnessed the grotesque acts of another, a thing that gloried in murder and mutilation, a monster that soon became aware of the observer within its own mind. And relished the contact.

A creature that eventually would come to the island to seek him out..." (From the front flap of the dust jacket)
Condition / Notes: This author-signed volume is in excellent, like-new condition. The author inscription on the title page reads "To Rodney / James Herbert." The book is bound in black cloth, with stamped gold lettering along the spine cover. The volume is preserved in its original dust jacket, which has a price of 9.95 pounds printed in the lower right corner of the front flap of the jacket.
Lot 2033

$40

Title: Recollections of John Jay Smith
Author: John Jay Smith
Publisher: Press of J. B. Lippincott Company
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1892
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/416 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: Autobiography of a 19th century American man of letters and traveler.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, number 121 of the "privately printed" first edition. The antique volume has green and maroon cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the covers and spine. The hinges are cracked. There is light rubbing to the exterior. Notations by a previous owner appear in ink on the front pastedown, along with a bookplate. Tape repairs have been made to some early pages at the binding. The frontispiece portrait depicts the author. The pages show mild age toning. Autograph notes by an unknown hand referring to the text are laid in to the volume.
Lot 2034

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the "Night Visions" series in dust jackets shown in the corresponding images.

This lot contains eight volumes of the series, with stories by F. Paul Wilson, Ray Garton, Stephen King, Dan Simmons, Dean R. Koontz, Robert R. McCammon, and Clive Barker.

"Night Visions" was also the title of a horror anthology TV series which ran from 2001-2002.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2035

$40

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Mycenaean Pottery in Italy," "Keos," and "Art and Culture of the Cyclades."

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

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

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear and faint moisture markings. It should be noted that "Enthousiasmos" shows a 2" closed tear at the top edge of the dust jacket. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2036

$35

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

Among the titles in this lot are "La Religion de L'Ancienne Égypte," "La Civilisation Pharaonique," and "Égypte Ancienne."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including chipping, toning, and foxing. It should be noted that the rear hinge of "Egypt of the Pharaohs" is cracking. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2037

$45

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Original Poems for Infant Minds" and an author-signed copy of "Thou Shalt Not Covet," by May M. Duffee. Also included in this lot are travel brochures and maps of the Rhine Region.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning, foxing, and shelf wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2038

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the first editions and printings shown in the corresponding images.

Among the first editions and printings in this lot are "Getting Even," by Woody Allen; "Bela Lugosi's White Christmas"; and "The Wolves of Savernake."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light soiling and light toning. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2039

$70

Title: Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical.
Author: Christopher Wordsworth - Christopher Wordsworth was an English bishop and man of letters.

Wordsworth was born in London, the youngest son of the Rev. Dr. Christopher Wordsworth, Master of Trinity and a nephew of the poet William Wordsworth. He was the younger brother of the classical scholar John Wordsworth and Charles Wordsworth, Bishop of Saint Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane. He was educated at Winchester and Trinity, Cambridge. Like his brother Charles, he was distinguished as an athlete as well as for scholarship. He won the Chancellor's Gold Medal for poetry in 1827 and 1828.

He became senior classic, and was elected a fellow and tutor of Trinity in 1830; shortly afterwards he took holy orders. He went for a tour in Greece in 1832-1833, and published various works on its topography and archaeology, the most famous of which is "Wordsworth's" Greece (1839). In 1836 he became Public Orator at Cambridge, and in the same year was appointed Headmaster of Harrow, a post he resigned in 1844. In 1844 Sir Robert Peel appointed him as a Canon of Westminster (1844–1869). He was Vicar of Stanford in the Vale, Berkshire (1850–1869) and Archdeacon of Westminster (1864–1869). In 1869 Benjamin Disraeli appointed him Bishop of Lincoln which he retained until his death in 1885.

He was a man of fine character, with a high ideal of ecclesiastical duty, and he spent his money generously on church objects.


As a scholar he is best known for his edition of the Greek New Testament (1856–1860), and the Old Testament (1864–1870), with commentaries; but his writings were many in number, and included a volume of devotional verse, "The Holy Year" (1862), "Church History up to A.D. 451" (1881–1883), and Memoirs of his uncle, William Wordsworth (1851), to whom he was literary executor. His "Inscriptiones Pompeianae" (1837) was an important contribution to epigraphy. He also wrote several hymns (Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard contains seven) of which perhaps the best known is the Easter hymn 'Alleluia, Alleluia, hearts to heaven and voices raise'.

With William Cooke, a Canon of Chester, Wordsworth edited for the Henry Bradshaw Society the early 15th century Ordinale Sarum of Clement Maydeston, but the work did not appear in print until 1901, several years after the death of both editors. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1868
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/452 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details: Sections in this volume include a historical outline of Greek art, the geographical features of Greece, and detailed information on Athens, Sparta, Corinth, and others.
Condition / Notes: This is the stated fifth edition of this work. The book is bound in full leather, with stamped gilt ornamentation around the perimeter of the covers and along the spine. A black spine label with stamped gilt lettering is found near the head of the spine cover. The exterior shows minor edge wear and bumping to the corners. There is a minor crack along the right side of the spine cover. The endpapers and edges of the text block are marbled. There is an armorial bookplate on the front pastedown. Book dealer's markings in pencil appear in the corners of two preliminary pages. The binding is sound. The pages display light toning and scattered light foxing. The title page makes reference to a second title, "A History of the Characteristics of Greek Art" by George Scharf, which is not found in this volume.

This antique book is richly illustrated with numerous engravings, depicting the culture and landscape of Greece.
Lot 2040

$120

Book Details: This lot consists of the supernatural literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Shambleau and Others," by C. L. Moore (Gnome Press, 1953); "The Dance of Blood," by Stewart Farrar (Severn House ,1977); and "I Am Number Four," by Pittacus Lore, which is inscribed by the author.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2041

$130

Title: Cemeteries of Armant I
Author: Oliver H. Myers, Sir Robert Mond - Sir Robert Ludwig Mond was a British chemist and archaeologist. He took an interest in Egyptian archaeology and worked with some of the major archaeologists of the time, including Percy Newberry, Howard Carter, Arthur Weigall, and Alan Gardiner. He built up a considerable collection of artifacts, which he bequeathed to the British Museum. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: The Egypt Exploration Society / Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press
City: London
Year: 1937
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 10.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Contents include chapters on stone objects, pottery, beads, metal objects, and osteology, among others, with contributions by T.J.C. Baly, J. Cameron, A.J.E. Cave, Suliman Huzayyin, J.W. Jackson, and the Rev. De Lacy O'Leary.
Condition / Notes: These volumes, limited to 500 copies, are bound in blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering on the spines. The spine cover of the text volume exhibits some fading, most evident at the foot, as well as fraying at the extremities. Both volumes display minor rubbing to the covers. It should be noted that pages 1-4 of the text volume are detached. A number of the following pages are detaching due to a vertical closed tear near the gutter. The bindings are otherwise sound. The pages show light to moderate age toning. The text volume contains a bookplate from the University of Chicago Libraries on the front pastedown. Minimal pencil markings appear in the upper right corner of each front flyleaf. There are ex-library markings and a blindstamp in the upper right corner of the title page of the text volume.

These books are richly illustrated with 78 plates and five folding tables.
Lot 2042

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the vampire literature and books on vampire cinema shown in the corresponding images.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 2043

$60

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

Included in this lot are issues of "The Youth's Companion" from 1921-1923. These periodicals contain literature, current events, crafts, home decor, illustrations, and advertisements. Of note are illustrated covers featuring Alexander Hamilton, ships on the Great Lakes, the Revolutionary War, Amerigo Vespucci, and Native Americans.

"The Youth's Companion" (1827–1929), known in later years as simply "The Companion—For All the Family," was an American children's magazine that existed for over one hundred years until it finally merged with "The American Boy" in 1929. "The Companion" was published in Boston, Massachusetts by the Perry Mason Company (later renamed "Perry Mason & Co." after the founder died). On September 8, 1892 the magazine published the first copy of the Pledge of Allegiance, written by staff member Francis Bellamy. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, each measuring approximately 11 1/2" x 16 1/2", may display some age/wear indications, including toning, chipping, creasing, and detached/detaching wrappers.
Lot 2044

$140

Title: Observations Connected with Astronomy and Ancient History, Sacred and Profane, of the Ruins of Babylon, As Recently Visited and Described by Claudius James Rich, Esq., Resident for the East India Company in Bagdad: With Illustrated Engravings
Author: Claudius James Rich - Claudius James Rich was a British business agent, traveller and antiquarian scholar.

Rich was born near Dijon. His youth was spent at Bristol. Early on, he developed a gift for languages, becoming familiar not only with Latin and Greek but also with Hebrew, Syriac, Persian, Turkish and other Eastern tongues. In 1804 Rich went to Constantinople, where, and at Smyrna, he stayed some time, perfecting himself in Turkish.

Proceeding to Alexandria as assistant to the British consul-general there, he devoted himself to Arabic and its various dialects, and made himself master of Eastern manners and usages. On leaving Egypt he travelled by land to the Persian Gulf, disguised as a Mamluk, visiting Damascus, and entering the great mosque undetected. At Bombay, which he reached in September 1807, he was the guest of Sir James Mackintosh, whose eldest daughter Mary he married on 22 January 1808, proceeding soon after to Baghdad as resident.

There he began his investigations into the geography, history and antiquities of the district. He explored the remains of Babylon, and projected a geographical and statistical account of the pashalic of Bagdad. The results of his work at Babylon appeared first in the Vienna serial Mines de l'orient, and in 1839 in London under the title "Narrative of a Journey to the Site of Babylon in 1811."

In 1813-14 Rich spent some time in Europe, and on his return to Bagdad devoted himself to the study of the geography of Asia Minor, and collected much information in Syriac and Chaldean Christian convents concerning the Yezidis. During this period he made a second excursion to Babylon, and in 1820 undertook an extensive tour to north of iraq, the Chaldean villages, alongside al-Munshi al Baghdady—from Bagdad north to Sulaimaniya, eastward to Sinna, then west to Nineveh, and thence down the Tigris to Bagdad. The narrative of this journey, which contained the first accurate knowledge (from scientific observation) regarding the topography and geography of the region, was published by his widow under the title, "Narrative of a Residence in Koordistan and on the Site of Ancient Nineveh, etc." (London, 1836).

In 1820 Rich went to Basra, whence he made an excursion to Shiraz, visiting the ruins of Persepolis and the other remains in the neighborhood. At Shiraz he died of cholera on 5 October 1821. Rich's collections of manuscripts and coins was purchased by the British Museum. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), Thomas Maurice - Thomas Maurice (1754–1824) was a British oriental scholar and historian. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Printed for the Author, and Sold by John Murray
City: London
Year: 1816
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/164 pages plus 4 pages of postscript
Width: 9" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has been rebound in new brown cloth, with a printed paper label to the spine. The book shows very light shelfwear. The binding is firm. This volume has new endpapers. The armorial bookplate of Charles Hammersley is affixed to the front pastedown. The title page displays toning. The pages and plates exhibit occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with four engraved plates.The postscript contains a list of subscribers. A supplement (not present) was
published in 1818.
Lot 2045

$80

Title: Mark Rothko
Author: Jeffrey Weiss
Publisher: National Gallery of Art, Washington / Yale University Press
City: New Haven / London
Year: 1998
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 376 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This title contains contributions by John Gage, Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Barbara Novak, Brian O'Doherty, Mark Rosenthal, and Jessica Stewart.

"Rothko's classic work is both instantly familiar and unexpectedly complex. This book reveals the broad scope of Rothko's career, from his early representations of New York City, through his treatment of images from classical mythology, to the abstract paintings that distinguish his signature style. The selection of works emphasizes the artist's investigation of certain compositional formats and motifs, concluding with the so-called black-and-gray paintings of 1969-1970. Four scholarly essays address Rothko's classic work from the vantage of specific formal elements: color, darkness, surface, and space. Subjects range from his painting techniques to the philosophical themes that preoccupied him in his pursuit of an emotionally and intellectually expressive art. The text also includes a full chronology of Rothko's life, and interviews with five artists about his legacy." (From the front flap of the dust jacket)
Condition / Notes: This book is in excellent, like-new condition, and is preserved in its original illustrated dust jacket. The book is bound in black cloth, with grey lettering to the spine.

Mark Rothko, born Markus Yakovlevich Rotkovich (September 25, 1903 – February 25, 1970), was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent. Although Rothko himself refused to adhere to any art movement, he is generally identified as an abstract expressionist. With Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, he is one of the most famous postwar American artists. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Lot 2046

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the first editions and printings of wolf and werewolf books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the first edition titles in this lot are two volumes of "The Howling" series: "Return of The Howling" and "The Howling III." Also to be found in this lot is a first edition copy of "Werewolf."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 2047

$30

Title: All Souls' Night: A Book of Stories
Author: Hugh Walpole - Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole, CBE (13 March 1884 – 1 June 1941) was an English novelist. He was the son of an Anglican clergyman, intended for a career in the church but drawn instead to writing. Among those who encouraged him were the authors Henry James and Arnold Bennett. His skill at scene-setting and vivid plots, as well as his high profile as a lecturer, brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America. He was a best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s but has been largely neglected since his death. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited
City: London
Year: 1933
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 369 pages plus publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in red cloth covers with black lettering/ornamentation on the spine. There is light shelf wear at the edges of the book. The binding is solid. The pages are clean and without markings. A publisher's advertisement leaf follows the text.

The book is preserved in its original dust jacket, with light age toning and a small moisture marking on the freont cover. A price of 4 shillings and 6 pence is visible on the bottom of the front flap, with the corner clipped. The jacket is protected by an additional mylar jacket.
Lot 2048

$250

Details: This lot consists of the antique periodicals and publications shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot are issues of "Western Electrician" (January, 1892 - September, 1894), "Telephony" (July, 1909 - May, 1910), and "Modern Electrics" (October, November, and December, 1911). Representative content in these issues includes articles on telephone-related technology of the time period, aeronautics, inventors, and patents; in addition to numerous illustrated ads. Of note is reporting on electric exhibits at the World's Fair in Chicago.

Also present is "The Modern View of Electricity" by Lucien I. Blake (1908).

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" to 10 1/2" x 15", may display some age/wear indications, including toning, chipping, soiling, and detached/detaching wrappers. These publications and periodicals may contain library markings.
Lot 2049

$225

Title: The Pobratim: A Slav Novel
Author: P. Jones
Publisher: H. S. Nichols
City: London
Year: 1895
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 398 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: A vampire novel set in the Montenegro/Hungary area of the Balkans.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in two-tone cloth covers with stamped gilt floral ornamentation and lettering on the spine and front cover. There is mild to moderate rubbing and toning to the exterior, concentrated at the edges, corners, and gutters. The binding is sound. The half-title page and blank leaves following the text show heavy toning. The pages show mild age toning.
Lot 2050

$110

Title: Ehnasya: 1904
Author: Flinders Petrie - Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, FRS (3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942), commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology and preservation of artifacts. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt in conjunction with his wife, Hilda Petrie. Some consider his most famous discovery to be that of the Merneptah Stele, an opinion with which Petrie himself concurred. Petrie developed the system of dating layers based on pottery and ceramic findings. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: The Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund / Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. / B. Quaritch / Asher & Co. / Henry Frowde
City: London
Year: 1905
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii / 41 pages plus 44 plates
Width: 10.5" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the twenty-sixth memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund. The antique folio is bound in printed paper-covered boards with a cloth backstrip showing stamped red lettering. The covers exhibit minor edge wear, light toning at the extremities, and scattered black and brown markings. The binding is solid. The endpapers show indications of previous taped adhesions. The front pastedown contains an ex-library attachment that has been covered over. The pages show mild age toning. The edges of the text block display scattered light foxing. This work is profusely illustrated with 44 plates.
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