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Lot 5001

$150

Title: An Account of the Manners and Customs of Italy; With Observations on the Mistakes of Some Travellers, with Regard to That Country
Author: Joseph Baretti - Giuseppe Marc'Antonio Baretti was an Italian-born English literary critic and author of two influential language-translation dictionaries. During his years in England he was often known as Joseph Baretti. Baretti's life was marked by controversies.

Baretti was intended by his father for the profession of law, but at the age of sixteen fled from Turin and went to Guastalla, where he was for some time employed in a mercantile house. He devoted himself to the study of literature and criticism, in which he became an expert, though his writings were so controversial that he had to leave Italy. For many years he led a wandering life, supporting himself chiefly by his writings. At length he arrived in London, where he remained for the remainder of his life (when not traveling). He was appointed Secretary to the Royal Academy of Arts, and became acquainted with Samuel Johnson, Garrick and others of that society.

Baretti was a frequent visitor at the home of Hester Thrale, and his name occurs repeatedly in Boswell's "Life." In 1769 Baretti was tried for murder after inflicting a mortal wound with his fruit knife on a man who had assaulted him on the street. Johnson and others gave evidence in his favor at the trial, which resulted in Baretti's acquittal.

He died in London in May, 1789. He was buried in Marylebone Chapel with a monument by Thomas Banks.

Baretti's first notable work was the "Italian Library" (1757), a useful catalogue of the lives and works of several Italian authors. The "Lettere famigliari," giving an account of his travels through Spain, Portugal and France during the years 1761-1765, were well received, and when afterwards published in English (4 vols., 1770), were highly commended by Johnson.

Baretti was an enemy of the English Hispanist John Bowle, and published a scathing and personal attack on him: "Tolondron. Speeches to John Bowle about his edition of Don Quixote, together with some account of Spanish literature." See Ronald Hilton, "Un Duel entre Hispanophiles: Baretti et John Bowle", Chapter VII of Hilton's La Légende Noire au 18e Siècle: Le Monde Hispanique Vu du Dehors.

While in Italy on his travels Baretti started a journal of literary criticism, titled "Frusta letteraria" ("Literary Scourge"). The publication met with considerable difficulties and was soon discontinued. His many other works include a "Dictionary and Grammar of the Italian Language," a similar Dictionary of the Spanish Language, and dissertations on Shakespeare and Voltaire. His collected works were published at Milan in 1838.

The words of the recantation attributed to Galileo, "eppur si muove" (meaning "nevertheless it moves"), were first set down by Baretti in his Italian Library.This record was published some 125 years after Galileo is purported to have made the statement sotto voce (under his breath). (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed for T. Davies and L. Davis
City: London
Year: 1769
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated second edition, "corrected: with notes and an appendix added, n (sic) answer to Samuel Sharp, Esq."

These antique volumes are bound in full brown leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered brown spine labels. The books show external wear, with narrow cracking along the spine edges, chipping to the spines, mild rubbing and light scratching to the covers. The binding is sound. The endpapers and title pages display darkened edges. The pages are clean and bright. The second volume has two leaves of engraved music.
Lot 5002

$55

Title: Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River, Lake Winnepeek, Lake of the Woods, &c. &c. Performed in the Year 1823, by Order of the Hon. J. C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the Command of Stephen H. Long, Major U. S. T. E. Compiled from the Notes of Major Long, Messrs. Say, Keating, and Calhoun
Author: William H. Keating - William Hypolitus (or Hippolitus, or Hypolite) Keating was an American geologist. His father, Baron John Keating, of Irish ancestry, had been an officer in the French army in the West Indies and had settled in Wilmington, Delaware. He was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and then in France and Switzerland, where he studied mining. In 1822, he became Professor of Chemistry and Mineralogy at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is perhaps best known for his work on the staff of Stephen Long's expedition to the Great Lakes in 1823, an account of which he published in 1824. In the account he first hypothesized the existence of what is now known as Lake Agassiz. Formed at the end of the last ice age during the retreat of the great North American glaciers Lake Agassiz was, at its peak, much larger than any currently existing lake. The tremendous significance of the discovery has come to be appreciated in recent decades because the draining of Lake Agassiz into the North Atlantic Ocean is now generally thought to have been responsible for sudden periods of cooling of Northern Hemisphere climate at the end of the Pleistocene. The most dramatic of these periods of cooling is known as the Younger Dryas.
The standard author abbreviation Keating is used to indicate this individual as the author when citing a botanical name. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: H. C. Carey & I. Lea
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1824
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: xii,[2],[9]-439 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first volume of the two-volume first edition of this landmark work.

This antique volume has been rebound and now has a new brown library binding, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The binding is firm. This book has new endpapers. A small college library stamp appears at the bottom edge of the copyright page, in a lower outside corner of the text and, more faintly, on the final page of the text. The final page has small tears along the fore edge. The pages display foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece, offering a portrait of Chief Wanotan and his son, and 4 additional plates, including a map showing Indian antiquities at Piqua (Ohio) and a musical score entitled "Dog Dance of the Sioux." This volume does not have the folding maps.
Lot 5003

$70

Title: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Author: Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1940
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 471 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "For Whom the Bell Tolls" is a novel by Ernest Hemingway published in 1940. It tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to a republican guerrilla unit during the Spanish Civil War. As a dynamiter, he is assigned to blow up a bridge during an attack on the city of Segovia.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of Hemingway's Spanish Civil War novel, with letter "A" on copyright page.

This volume is bound in publisher's full oatmeal boards, with black lettering on red spine panels and the author's stamped facsimile signature on the front cover. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to the covers and rubbing to the spine. The binding is sound. The lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 5004

$175

Title: High in the Thin Cold Air: The Story of the Himalayan Expedition, Led by Sir Edmund Hillary, Sponsored by World Book Encyclopedia
Author: Desmond Doig, Sir Edmund Hillary - Sir Edmund Percival Hillary KG ONZ KBE was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt. Hillary was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

Hillary became interested in mountaineering while in secondary school, making his first major climb in 1939, reaching the summit of Mount Ollivier. He served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force as a navigator during World War II. Prior to the 1953 Everest expedition, Hillary had been part of the British reconnaissance expedition to the mountain in 1951, as well as an unsuccessful attempt to climb Cho Oyu in 1952. As part of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition he reached the South Pole overland in 1958. He subsequently reached the North Pole, making him the first person to reach both poles and summit Everest.

Following his ascent of Everest, Hillary devoted most of his life to helping the Sherpa people of Nepal through the Himalayan Trust, which he founded. Through his efforts, many schools and hospitals were built in Nepal. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/254 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Hillary's signature appears on a small card affixed to the bottom of the title page.

This volume is bound in gray cloth, with stamped gilt lettering against a blue field on the spine. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. This volume has map endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with color & b&w plates. The intact dust jacket, with price of $6.95 on the front flap, displays shelfwear, with light soiling and very small tears at the edges.
Lot 5005

$130

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ornithological engraving shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece offers a rare early depiction of an Andean Condor based on a drawing by the renowned German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. The engraving is by French botanist Aime Bonpland, with whom Humboldt undertook the exploration of several countries in Latin America. This hand-colored engraving is accompanied by Humboldt's text "Ve. Memoire. Essai sur l'histoire naturelle du Condor our du Vultur Gryphus de Linee" read at the Institut de France on October 15, 1806. These pages, numbered 50-80, are presumably from "Recueil d'observations de zoologie et d'anatomie comparèe", published in París in 1811. The plate bears the Roman numeral VIII in the upper right corner.


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Condition / Notes: This piece and accompanying leaves of text measure approximately 10.5" x 13.75. The plate displays a few spots of foxing in the lower right quadrant. The image is otherwise clean and bright. The pages of text have a faint moisture marking to the lower right corner.
Lot 5006

$110

Title: Camper & Nicholsons: Two Centuries of Yacht Building
Author: Ian Dear
Publisher: Quiller Press
City: London
Year: 2001
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/282 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: ""The history of Camper & Nicholsons is the history of yachting." This casual remark, overhead by John Nicholson at one of the London Boat Shows, is, in fact, very close to the truth. For Camper & Nicholsons was founded at Gosport before organised salt-water yachting had even started. And the rise of William Camper coincided closely with that of the Royal Yacht Squadron and the explosion in popularity of the sport after the visit to the Solent of schooner America in 1851.
By the time Ben Nicholson took over in 1863, the foundations of a successful yacht-building business has been firmly laid, and he and the succeeding generations of his family cemented the firm's reputation for being the Rolls-Royce of the yacht-building industry. Each has, in his way, underpinned that well-deserved reputation. Ben's son, Charles E. Nicholson, is acknowledged as being the greatest yacht designer of his generation; his nephew Charles A. Nicholson -- Young Charlie to everyone in the yachting business -- designed some seminal yachts in the South Coast. One Design and the Jolina Class; while Young Charlie's sons, Peter and George, have made significant contributions in the modern yachting scene." (Text from front flap of the dust jacket)
Condition / Notes: This attractive volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped white lettering to the spine.The book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. This work is sumptuously illustrated with plates and textual illustrations offering views of ships sailing and aspects of yacht construction. The appendices contain a shipyard register and a design list.
Lot 5007

$70

Title: The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland - Josiah Gilbert Holland was an American novelist and poet who also wrote under the pseudonym Timothy Titcomb. He helped to found and edit Scribner's Monthly (afterwards the Century Magazine), in which appeared his novels, "Arthur Bonnicastle," "The Story of Sevenoaks," "Nicholas Minturn." In poetry he wrote "Bitter Sweet" (1858), "Kathrina", the lyrics to the Methodist hymn "There's a Song in the Air," and many others.
Publisher: Gurdon Bill
City: Springfield, Massachusetts
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 544 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and a facsimile of Lincoln's signature stamped in gold on the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with very minor loss of material at the bottom edge of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. This volume has brown endpapers. A 1869 gift inscription in pencil appears on a blank preliminary page. The pages exhibit scattered foxing. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Lincoln ("engraved expressly for Holland's Life of Lincoln") and a number of other plates.
Lot 5008

$130

Details: This lot consists of the 40 Diamond Yellow Gold Ring shown in the corresponding images.

This Yellow Gold Ring is accented by 40 Diamond Rounds and Baguettes in a pyramid formation. The Yellow Gold band is wider at the shoulder and narrows as it reaches the base of the shank.

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Condition / Notes: This ring is well preserved with a lovely shine, and is in completely functional condition.
Lot 5009

$225

Title: The New American Practical Navigator: Being an Epitome of Navigation; Containing All the Tables Necessary To Be Used with the Nautical Almanac, in Determining the Latitude, and the Longitude by Lunar Observations: And Keeping a Complete Reckoning at Sea: Illustrated by Proper Rules and Examples: The Whole Exemplified in a Journal Kept from Boston to Madeira, in Which All the Rules of Navigation Are Introduced. Also, the Demonstration of the Usual Rules of Trigonometry: Problems in Mensuration, Surveying and Gauging: Dictionary of Sea-Terms: And the Manner of Performing the Most Useful Evolutions at Sea. With an Appendix Containing Methods of Calculating Eclipses of the Sun and Moon, and Occultations of the Fixed Stars: Rules for Finding the Longitude of a Place by Observations of Eclipses or Occultations: And a New Method for Finding the Latitude by Two Altitudes
Author: Nathaniel Bowditch - Nathaniel Bowditch was an early American mathematician remembered for his work on ocean navigation. He is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation; his book "The New American Practical Navigator" (1802) is still carried on board every commissioned U.S. Naval vessel.
Publisher: Published by Edmund M. Blunt, Proprietor
City: New York
Year: 1826
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv, [1], 288, 298, [1], 572-617 pages plus 12 leaves of plates
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated sixth stereotype edition of this landmark work.

This antique volume is bound in full brown leather, with gilt-lettered black leather spine label and ruling to spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and light soiling to the covers. Some minor scuffing is visible at extremities and at the top of the spine. The binding is firm. A previous owner's 1834 annotation can be seen on the front flyleaf. The pages exhibit (light) foxing throughout. This work is illustrated with a well-preserved fold-out frontispiece presenting a chart of the North Atlantic and 11 additional plates. Plate II has separated into two parts, with minor loss to the upper outside corner; the plate displaying the armillary sphere is detached, with major loss at the right and left sides; plate V has a small dark stain at the top, partly obscuring a small portion of the title. The work contains many tables and a small number of textual illustrations.
Lot 5010

$225

Title: A Journey from London to Genoa, through England, Portugal, Spain and France
Author: Joseph Baretti - Giuseppe Marc'Antonio Baretti was an Italian-born English literary critic and author of two influential language-translation dictionaries. During his years in England he was often known as Joseph Baretti. Baretti's life was marked by controversies.

Baretti was intended by his father for the profession of law, but at the age of sixteen fled from Turin and went to Guastalla, where he was for some time employed in a mercantile house. He devoted himself to the study of literature and criticism, in which he became an expert, though his writings were so controversial that he had to leave Italy. For many years he led a wandering life, supporting himself chiefly by his writings. At length he arrived in London, where he remained for the remainder of his life (when not traveling). He was appointed Secretary to the Royal Academy of Arts, and became acquainted with Samuel Johnson, Garrick and others of that society.

Baretti was a frequent visitor at the home of Hester Thrale, and his name occurs repeatedly in Boswell's "Life." In 1769 Baretti was tried for murder after inflicting a mortal wound with his fruit knife on a man who had assaulted him on the street. Johnson and others gave evidence in his favor at the trial, which resulted in Baretti's acquittal.

He died in London in May, 1789. He was buried in Marylebone Chapel with a monument by Thomas Banks.

Baretti's first notable work was the "Italian Library" (1757), a useful catalogue of the lives and works of several Italian authors. The "Lettere famigliari," giving an account of his travels through Spain, Portugal and France during the years 1761-1765, were well received, and when afterwards published in English (4 vols., 1770), were highly commended by Johnson.

Baretti was an enemy of the English Hispanist John Bowle, and published a scathing and personal attack on him: "Tolondron. Speeches to John Bowle about his edition of Don Quixote, together with some account of Spanish literature." See Ronald Hilton, "Un Duel entre Hispanophiles: Baretti et John Bowle", Chapter VII of Hilton's La Légende Noire au 18e Siècle: Le Monde Hispanique Vu du Dehors.

While in Italy on his travels Baretti started a journal of literary criticism, titled "Frusta letteraria" ("Literary Scourge"). The publication met with considerable difficulties and was soon discontinued. His many other works include a "Dictionary and Grammar of the Italian Language," a similar Dictionary of the Spanish Language, and dissertations on Shakespeare and Voltaire. His collected works were published at Milan in 1838.

The words of the recantation attributed to Galileo, "eppur si muove" (meaning "nevertheless it moves"), were first set down by Baretti in his Italian Library.This record was published some 125 years after Galileo is purported to have made the statement sotto voce (under his breath). (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed for T. Davies and L. Davis
City: London
Year: 1770
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: The second and fourth volumes bear the statement "third edition" on the title page.

This antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered spine labels. Each volume number is stamped in gilt on the spine. These books display external wear, with loss of label to the second and third volumes, and partial loss to the label of the fourth. The spines display chipping, with cracking visible along the edges. Minor loss can be seen at the top/bottom of the spines. The front and rear covers exhibit mild rubbing and faint scratching. The bindings are sound. The text blocks have edges tinted red. The endpapers have darkened edges. A period signature appears in the upper outside corner of a blank preliminary page of each volume. A minor annotation in ink appears in the margin of page 147 of the second volume. Pages are otherwise clean and bright, with no markings. An index appears in the fourth volume.
Lot 5011

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique world history books shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include a first edition of "The Gypsies" by Charles G. Leland, and the revised second edition of "The Dialect of the English Gypsies" by B.C. Smart and H.T. Crofton. Also present is "Over the World" by Henry Howe and "Life in the Holy Land" by Charles W. Elliott.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some signs of age/wear, including chipping, fading, and light soiling to covers and/or spine. Decorative features such as gilt lettering and design, plates, and illustrations are in pleasing condition.
Lot 5012

$80

Book Details: This shelf lot consists of the collectible world history books shown in the corresponding images. Authors, titles, and subject matter include John Steinbeck, Germany, Japan, Hungary, Mexico, "Sir Richard Burton's Wife", and "A History of Orgies". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are in functional or better condition, with some age/wear indications. Older items are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 5013

$55

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

Prints include:

A full-color Howitt print, "The Greyhound", republished by F.J. Mason, 1834.

A full-color Howitt print, "The Tierrier", republished by F.J. Mason, 1834.

A full-color S. Alkin (artist) and Sutherland (engraver) print, "Duck Shooting".

A full-color print excised from a book "Fox Hunting", engraved by T.A. Prior from a painting by R.B. Davies.

A matted black-and-white print, "The Badger Caught".

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition. Signs of wear include mild discoloration around the edges of paper and some edge wear. Colors show vividly, and the matted "Badger Caught" print is protected by plastic.
Lot 5014

$225

Details: This lot consists of the approximately 90 Antique Billheads shown in the corresponding images.

These Billheads are from the Late 1800's and Early 1900's. These are for a variety of companies from animal breeders, to producers of household materials such as baking powder and clothing. Other companies produce injectors, spouts, grain and feed, pianos, silver plates ware, floor jacks, corsets, cigars, maple sugar utensils, razor strops, leather products, boots, and stoves.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 5015

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the Antique and Vintage books relating to Japan, shown in the corresponding images.

Volumes include "Sotatsu" edited by Yuzo Yamane (The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, 1962). "Blossoms From A Japanese Garden A Book Of Child-Verses" by Mary Fenollosa (1913), is a first edition illustrated with tipped-in plates. "Improvised News" by Tamotsu Shibutani (1966), is a stated First Printing. "2000 Years Of Japanese Art" is in dust jacket.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. "Young American In Japan" and "Vacation Days in Hawaii and Japan" show more advanced flaws.
Lot 5016

$275

Details: This lot consists of the Original Antique Engraved Botanical Plates shown in the corresponding images.

These hand-tinted plates are on laid-paper with floral depiction on one side and description on the reverse. Many of these appear to be of similar origin with Illustrated Initials beginning the descriptive paragraph. Some of these pieces have an elaborate watermark.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This may include toning, spotting, or edge wear. Four pieces have three puncture marks each along the left hand border, most likely from binding. Hand-tinted colors are thick and vibrant.
Lot 5017

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique U.S. history books shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include first editions of "Lives of James G. Blaine and John A. Logan" by Thomas W. Knox and "Fighting the Underworld" by Philip S. Van Cise. Also present are large, decorative editions of "Footprints of Four Centuries" by Hamilton W. Mabie, "America's Triumph at Panama" by Ralph Emmett Avery, and "America Illustrated" by J. David Williams.

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Condition / Notes: These items are well-preserved, with signs of age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Decorative features are in particularly pleasing condition, especially on the large volumes. "America in Arms" features its original dust jacket.
Lot 5018

$325

Title: Things Korean: A Collection of Sketches and Anecdotes, Missionary and Diplomatic
Author: Horace N. Allen - Horace Newton Allen was a Protestant medical missionary and a diplomat from the United States to Korea at the end of the Joseon Dynasty.

He was born in Delaware, Ohio on April 23, 1858. He lreceived his B.S. at Ohio Wesleyan University, in 1881 and subsequently graduated from Miami Medical School in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1883.

At his own request, he was appointed on a mission to China by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Northern Presbyterian Church and a year later he was sent to work at the United States Legation to Korea as physician. Soon after his arrival with his family on September 20, 1884, he was involved in the aftermath of Gapsinjeongbyeon, during which a royal relative Min Young Ik was stabbed and injured. The German diplomat Paul Georg von Möllendorff was present at the massacre and quickly requested Allen's medical care. Under his modern medical treatment unknown to Korea at the time, Min Young Ik recovered in three months. Consequently, this initiated for Allen a close connection with Gojong, and demonstrated the benefit of western medicine to the Korean public. With this auspicious turn of events Allen was able to establish Gwanghyewon (House of Extended Grace) under royal finance and support in Seoul. Gwanghyewon was the first modern medical facility in Korea. The Gwanghyewon was soon renamed by Gojong to Che Chung Won (the House of Civilized Virtue) and evolved to become the current Severance Hospital and Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. He was instrumental in lifting the nation's anti-Christianity policy to allow the influx of missionaries to evangelize, build schools and other western hospitals in the Hermit Kingdom.

His connections in Korea enabled him to act in the role of a diplomat. In 1887 he accompanied the first Korean legation to Washington, D.C.. In 1890, he became secretary to the American legation in Seoul. By 1897 he was US minister and consul general. With his close relationship with Gojong and high government officials he was able to assist American business firms in connecting with officials, resulting in construction of the nation's first electric and water works, trolley and railway systems. He was outspoken against US noninterventionism during the Russo-Japanese War, but this was not well received by the US government, whose policy was in accord with the Taft–Katsura Agreement. He was recalled in 1905. He died in Toledo, Ohio on December 11, 1932. Gojong awarded him the highest decoration, Taeguk. He was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio. Allen and his wife, Frances Ann, had two sons, Horace Ethan and Maurice. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
City: New York
Year: 1908
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a first edition of this rare work on Korea, with an inscription on the front flyleaf reading "Inscribed to / Lyman Spitzer Esq. / with the sincere regards of / the author / Horace N. Allen / Toledo / May 1909."

This antique volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine, and lettering stamped in black on the front cover. The front cover has a pictorial design stamped in red depicting an individual standing before a structure. A thin border stamped in blue can be seen on the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. 1932 newspaper clippings with author's obituary have been attached to the front pastedown. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with photographic plates.
Lot 5019

$90

Title: Calonyction speciosum; the Snowy White Night Flower
Artist: Catherine Teresa Cookson
Medium: Lithograph
Features: Original
Print Year: circa 1835
Width: 16.75" Height: 23.75"
Art Notes: "This beautiful plant has been re-classified as an Ipomea and its common name is the Giant Moonflower or tropical white Morning Glory. It is an evergreen perennial climber, and in its native habitat grows to 30 feet at a fast rate, it flowers from July to August.

A very fine image from Mrs. Cookson's "Flowers Drawn and Painted after Nature, in India," published in about 1835. This was the artist's only published work and was clearly published in very small numbers: only the Plesch and de Belder copies are recorded as having sold at auction in the past twenty-five years. Little is known of the artist, but Patricia Butler notes that "Mildred Archer of the India Office Library, London, in response to an enquiry relating to this work and biographical details about the artist, wrote on 18 June 1964:"...The only James Cookson I can find is George James Cookson (1805-1838) of the Bengal Artillery who...married Catherine Teresa, daughter of P. Murray of County Wicklow on 8 June 1832" ("Irish Botanical Illustratrators & Flower Painters," 2000, p. 104) (Information take from label attached to verso of mat)
Condition: This lithograph, with paper watermarked 1834, was colored by hand by Cookson. The piece shows one small closed marginal tear and a very small amount of faint spotting. This piece is preserved in a large well-preserved window mat measuring approximately 20.25" x 27.25". A label with information and commentary on this plate appears attached to the bottom edge of the rear of the mat.

Lot 5020

$60

Details: This lot consists of the Vintage and Antique Estate Ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

These items include programs and playbills for performances featuring Lucile ball, Ethel Merman, and Richard Basehart. Advertisements include trade cards; blotters; (used) matchbooks for anthracite coal; and chromolithograph tobacciana. There are instruction manuals for assembling and operating Lionel Trains, and comic books featuring Wonder Woman and The Spider-Woman. Other items include "The Boston Medical And Surgical Journal"; a Mortgage for "Stafford Meadow Coal Iron City Improvement Company"; a booklet for "Campbell's Soup Retirement and Pension Plan"; and manuals for Buick and Chevrolet.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications.
Lot 5021

$30

Title: Martelle: A Game for the Field and Parlor
Author: Charles Richardson
Publisher: Richardson & Company
City: New York
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: [4], x, [1], 6-20, [4] pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This work explains a parlor game invented by Charles Richardson. with characteristics of billiards, parlor croquet and ten-pins, which, with modifications, can be played as a field game.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in its original stiff purple cloth wrappers. The front cover has stamped gilt lettering. The book shows minor loss of material at the top edge of the front cover, mild rippling to the bottom edge of the rear cover. The binding is sound. The pages display faint tide markings throughout. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece depicting the game being played and a plate entitled "Martelle the New Lawn Game."
Publisher's advertisements and "Notices of the press" appear on pages 21-24.
Lot 5022

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the Antique Philosophy and Social Commentary books shown in the corresponding images.

Some of these volumes have decorative bindings and gilt page tops or edges."Dethronements Imaginary Portraits of Political Characters, done in Dialogue" by Laurence Housman is a Limited Edition (1922). "A Montessori Mother" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher is a first edition (1912).

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 5023

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the Antique Decorative Natural History books shown in the corresponding images.

Decorative features include gilt lettering and detailing. Volumes include "Creatures Of Other Days", "The Sport Of Bird Study", "Bird Islands Of Peru", and "The Heart of the Ancient Wood".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Volumes include plates and/or illustrations.
Lot 5024

$110

Details: This lot consists of the Antique Ichthyology Plates shown in the corresponding images.

These items include engraved and hand-tinted plates. "The streaked Gilthead" and was drawn by M. Bloch and engraved by J. Pass (Published Dec. 1, 1805). Other plates by Bloch and Pass include a plate with a Pipe-fish, Sea-horse, and Trumpet fish; and "The Torpedo, with the electric or galvanic organs displayed." (both published May, 1, 1806).

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This may include toning, light foxing or, edge wear. Colors remain vibrant.
Lot 5025

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the Modern Literature in dust jackets shown in the corresponding images.

Two volumes with movie tie-ins are"Dodsworth" by Sinclair Lewis, and "Back Street" by Fannie Hurst. Other titles include "Shea of the Irish Brigade", "Good-Bye, Mr. Chips", "The White Monkey", and "Wolves Of The Sea".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Dust jackets may show loss to edges.
Lot 5026

$35

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

Highlights of the lot include first editions in dust jackets of "My Life and Loves in Greenwich Village" by Maxwell Bodenheim and "Listen Little Girl Before You Come To New York" by Munro Leaf, a first edition book of the "Opening Ceremonies of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge", and a first printing in dust jacket of "Once Upon a City: New York From 1890 To 1910". Also notable is "New York Beautiful: Greetings From the Great Metropolis", a collection of photographs.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition, with signs of age/wear concentrated at the extremities. "My Life and Loves in Greenwich Villages" shows light soiling and small tears to the dust jacket, with other dust jackets in similarly well-preserved condition.
Lot 5027

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the Antique Decorative books relating to Travel shown in the corresponding images.

Volumes include "Views A Foot" by Bayard Taylor, "A Driving Tour In The Isle Of Wight" by Hubert Garle and "English Life And Character" by Maude Howe. Items relating to Flanders, Spain, Canada, and the Channel Islands are also included.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 5028

$20

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

Notable titles include the post-World War I text "What Next In Europe" by Frank A. Vanderlip (in dust jacket), "Haunting Edinburgh" by Flora Grierson and Katharine Cameron, and volumes I and II of "The Heptameron of Margaret of Angouleme". Also present is "The Fool of Venus: The Story of Peire Vidal" by George Cronyn, in dust jacket.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with signs of age/wear concentrated at the extremities. "What Next In Europe" and "The Fool of Venus" feature original dust jackets. Other volumes display decorative features such as gilt lettering and design on covers and/or spines.
Lot 5029

$50

Title: Scribner's Popular History of the United States from the Earliest Discoveries of the Western Hemisphere by the Northmen to the Present Time
Author: Noah Brooks - Noah Brooks was a journalist and editor who worked for newspapers in Sacramento, San Francisco, Newark, and New York, and authored a major biography of Abraham Lincoln based on close personal observation. Born in Castine, Maine, he moved to Dixon, Illinois in 1856, where he became involved in the first Republican campaign for President (John Frémont). During the campaign, he became friends with Lincoln. Brooks moved to Kansas in 1857 as a “free state” settler, but returned to Illinois about a year later, then moved to California in 1859. After the death of his wife in 1862, Brooks moved to Washington, D.C. to cover the Lincoln administration for the Sacramento Daily Union. He was accepted into the Lincoln household as an old friend. Unlike most people, Brooks was able to maintain a close friendship with both the President and Mrs. Lincoln. When Brooks was detailed to cover the 1864 Democratic Convention in Chicago, President Lincoln asked Brooks to also report back in detail by private letter.

Brooks’ 258 Washington dispatches for the Sacramento Daily Union were published under the name “Castine.” In 1895, Brooks published his biography of Lincoln, "Washington in Lincoln’s Time," based on his Castine articles, as well as personal observations and interviews. The book is now considered an indispensable source of information on the Lincoln White House.

In 1901, Brooks published "The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" based largely on the Nicholas Biddle history of the Expedition. Brooks was assisted by the notes written in the margins of his manuscript by Dr. Elliott Coues, who had edited the 1894 edition of Biddle, and who had wide experience as an explorer of the American West. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), Sidney Howard Gay - Sidney Howard Gay was an American journalist and Abolitionist.

Gay was born in 1814 to the lawyer Ebenezer Gay and Mary Alleyne Otis, niece of American Revolutionary leader James Otis, Jr and Mercy Otis Warren, like her brother a Revolutionary activist. In 1833 he graduated from Harvard College. After working in his father's practice, in 1842 became involved in the Abolitionist movement, first as a lecturer for the Anti-Slavery Society and then in 1843, the editor of the New York based publication, Anti-Slavery Standard. He was married in 1845 to Elizabeth Neall who was herself an abolitionist and involved in the woman's rights movement of the day.

In addition to his being the editor of the Anti-Slavery Standard and lecturing for the American Anti-Slavery Society, he was also active in assisting the escape to freedom of fugitive slaves in the years preceding the American Civil War. His "Record of Fugitive Slaves" documents the activity of the Underground Railroad in assisting the escape to freedom of fugitive slaves from the South.

After serving as editor of the Anti-Slavery Standard, in 1857 Gay joined the New York Tribune, becoming its managing editor in 1862, and through the duration of the American Civil War. Gay then became managing editor of the Chicago Tribune in 1867 where he remained until after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. For two years beginning in 1872 he served on the editorial staff of the New York Evening Post. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), William Cullen Bryant - William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1896
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This attractive antique set is bound in dark brown half leather and black cloth, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to the spines. The date of publication appears stamped at the bottom edge of each volume. The book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and light soiling to the covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at the outside corners of the boards. The bindings are firm. The volumes have marbled edges and endpapers. The pages are clean and bright. This work is lavishly illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits, many plates, maps and textual illustrations.
Lot 5030

$40

Title: The Philadelphia Police, Past and Present
Author: Howard O. Sprogle
Publisher: Published by the Author
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/671 pages plus 75 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.75" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in dark brown cloth, with stamped black lettering to the spine and front cover.. The emblem of the Philadelphia police is stamped in black on the rear cover. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The spine edges display minor perforations and small tears. Minor loss is visible at the outside corners of the boards.The front and rear hinges are cracked. The endpapers are decorated with floral patterns. The preliminary pages exhibit light foxing. The pages of text are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with plates and textual illustrations, including portraits of police officers.
Lot 5031

$90

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

A highlight of this group is a first printing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" by Charles M. Schulz, in dust jacket. Also present are a 1944 Sears Christmas book, a Big Golden Book edition of "Frosty the Snowman", and "Russ Tyson's Australian Christmas Book", in dust jacket.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition with signs of age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Dust jackets on "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "History of an Autumn", and "Russ Tyson's Australian Christmas Book" show minor signs of age/wear. Illustrations show well.
Lot 5032

$20

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

Titles include "The Castle of Zion" by George Hodges, "Jerusalem: Pictorial and Descriptive" by W.K. Tweedie, and "A Tribute to the Memory of Peter Hubbell".

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with signs of age/wear concentrated at the extremities. "The Castle of Zion" and "The Pictureland of the Heart" feature illustrated covers.
Lot 5033

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique English travel literature shown in the corresponding images.

Included are "The Englishman Country" edited by W.J. Turner (in dust jacket), "Ways and Days Out of London" by Aida Rodman DeMilt, and the illustration and photography collection, "London: Work and Play" (in dust jacket).

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with signs of age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Decorative features such as gilt lettering and design and illustrated covers are well-preserved.
Lot 5034

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the Vintage and Antique Science books shown in the corresponding images.

Volumes include "The Story Of Human Error", "Popular Scientific Recreations", and "Sound And It's Phenomena. "The Theory Of Groups And Quantum Mechanics" is in dust jacket. Books with decorative covers are also included.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. "Sound And It's Phenomena" was a library copy. "Michael Faraday Man Of Science" is in exceptional condition.
Lot 5035

$25

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

Highlights of the lot include a first edition of "The New Evolution Zoogenesis" by Austin H. Clark, in dust jacket, and a first edition of "Ulendo" by Archie Carr in a price-clipped dust jacket. Also present are first editions of "A Hermit's Wild Friends" by Mason A. Walton, "Animals Looking Into the Future" by William Allison Kepner, and volumes I and II of "Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence" edit by Elizabeth Gary Agassiz.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with signs of age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Dust jackets are well-preserved with minor signs of wear.
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