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Lot 3001

$200

Title: The Minnesota Handbook, for 1856-57. With a New and Accurate Map
Author: Nathan H. Parker
Publisher: John P. Jewett and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1857
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 159, plus [1] pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine, this antique first edition title on Minnesota contains information on the various regions, Life in the West, immigration, public lands, Indians of the Northwest, churches, schools and universities, and public improvements.

This is an immigrant handbook for Minnesota that features J. H. Colton's hand-colored folding map entitled “Minnesota” as the frontispiece. Western Minnesota was to become Dakota Territory, but here on the map it is merged with Minnesota and simply called Pembina. Early county development in Minnesota is shown with little sign of railroads. An interesting notation on the upper left portion of the map identifies vast prairies said to be "the great Hunting and Fighting Ground of Dakotah, Odjebwe, Assiniboin, Arikara, Minitarree and other Nations." Filled with details of forts, towns, watershed, lakes and rivers. Parker wrote other guide books on Missouri and Iowa.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with some age/wear indications, including shelfwear, minor loss to high points and light soiling. The binding and text block are sound. Text is clear and crisp through mild/moderate age toning/foxing. There is soiling to the rear endpapers. The map is in very nice condition.
Lot 3002

$600

Title: A Visit to Egypt in 1872. Described in Four Lectures to the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Author: William George Armstrong - William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong CB FRS was an English industrialist who founded the Armstrong Whitworth manufacturing concern on Tyneside. Armstrong built Newcastle’s Swing Bridge and the hydraulic mechanism that operated London’s Tower Bridge. He was also an eminent scientist, inventor and philanthropist; he is regarded as the inventor of modern artillery. In collaboration with the architect Richard Norman Shaw, he built Cragside in Northumberland, the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity, and reportedly planted in its grounds seven million trees.

Armstrong was knighted in 1859 after giving his gun patents to the government. In 1887, in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee year, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Armstrong of Cragside, the first engineer/scientist honored in this manner.
Publisher: Printed by J. M. Carr
City: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Year: 1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 176 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Bound in a period, full leather binding, likely done privately, this first edition is inscribed, signed and dated by Baron Armstrong on the title page “W C H Cadogan from W. G. Armstrong / May 1874”. This title comprises four of Armstrong’s lectures, and includes topics such as Alexandria, Cairo, Coptic Christians, Pyramids of Gheezeh, Zakkarah, Museum of Boulak, Hieroglyphics, Voyage up the Nile, Thebes, Temple of Luxor, Karnak, Gardens, Laies, Osiris, Adfoo, Quarries, Nubians, Temple of Isis, The Camel, White Ants, and much more. Seven illustrated plates/maps enhance the text.
Condition / Notes: This decoratively bound antique book shows very nicely with some shelfwear and rubbing, and minor loss to high points. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild/moderate age toning/foxing.
Lot 3003

$60

Book Details: Five Collector’s Editions from the Easton Press are decoratively bound in full leather with gilt lettering, tooling and text block edges, as well as moiré cloth endpapers. Titles in this group of classic literature include:

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens.
The Personal History of David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens.
The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas.
Tales of Mystery and Imagination, by Edgar Allan Poe.
Condition / Notes: These books show beautifully and are in excellent condition, please review the provided images. Some volumes show fading to the edges of the moiré endpapers.
Lot 3004

$550

Title: The History of Don Quixote. By Cervantes. The Text Edited by J. W. Clark, M.A., and a Biographical Notice of Cervantes, by T. Teignmouth Shore, M.A. Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. His masterpiece "Don Quixote" has been translated into more languages than any other book except the Bible.
Editor: J. W. Clark, Thomas Teignmouth Shore
Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited
City: London, Paris & New York
Year: c1880
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 855 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: Decoratively bound in tan cloth with stamped pictorial gilt design and gilt and black lettering, this antique volume is profusely illustrated with in-text and full-page engravings by Gustave Dore. Don Quixote is often considered the first modern European novel, and the Dore-illustrated version one of the classics of literature.

Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré (6 January 1832 – 23 January 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist, and sculptor who worked primarily with wood engraving.

There are other books illustrated by Gustave Dore available in this auction, please review the catalogue for other available titles.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows very nicely, with some age/wear indications, including shelfwear and rubbing. The binding and text block are sound, with slightly cracked hinges. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning/foxing.
Lot 3005

$50

Title: A Russian Journey
Author: Edna Dean Proctor - Edna Dean Proctor was an American author. Though she occasionally wrote short sketches and stories, poetry was her field. Proctor was characterized as a master of pathos.
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press
City: Boston / Cambridge
Year: 1871
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 321 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and ornament, this very rare first edition is enhanced with many engraved illustrations, including a frontispiece. Some of the topics discussed in this work include: St. Petersburg, Moscow, Shrines, Troitsa Monastery, A Gypsy Encampment, The Cossack Country, Yalta and the Crimean Tartars, Sevastopol, Odessa, The Czar, and more.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well, with some age/wear indications, including shelfwear and rubbing with minor loss to high points. The hinges are cracked, however the text block is sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning/foxing. There is writing/scribbling in pencil to endpapers. The contents page has a small tear.
Lot 3006

$40

Title: The New York Cook Book: A Complete Manual of Cookery, in All Its Branches
Author: Marie Martinelo
Publisher: James Miller, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1882
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120, [3] pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Bound in green cloth with stamped design and gilt lettering to the spine, this antique cookbook features four chromolitho plates. A very rare first edition, this volume contains information on diet and digestion, directions for stewing meat, fish preparation, meats and poultry, eggs, pickles, pastries, cakes, preparations for the sick, and more.
Condition / Notes: This book shows well with some age/wear indications, including shelfwear and rubbing/minor loss to high points. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild/moderate age toning/foxing. There is writing to the front endpapers.
Lot 3007

$30

Title: Recovery Ahead! An Exposition of the Way We're Going Through 1936
Author: Herbert Greenspan
Publisher: H. R. Regan and Co.
City: New York
Year: 1935
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 169 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine, this very rare first edition economics title was written post-stock market crash, during the depression. The author is the father of Alan Greenspan, Chair of the Federal Reserve 1987-2006.

“This book represents an honest and sincere attempt at forecasting the main economic events that will come to pass in shaping the destiny of the United States up to the National election of 1936. The views expressed herein are respectfully submitted as just “one man’s opinion” without direct influence or alignment with the thoughts or motives of any group or clique anywhere. I have been a stock market analyst and consultant for the past five years and I can say that during the past four years I have not missed any of the major swings of the market. To supplement the fundamental trend of the economic forecast expounded in this book I have featured a chart showing my conception of the course the stock market will pursue during the years 1935 and 1936.” (From the Preface)

Condition / Notes: This antique book shows well with some shelfwear and rubbing. The text block is slightly cracked, with some loosening pages, however the binding is largely sound. Text is clear and legible; there is scattered mild soiling to pages/endpapers. Although a chart is mentioned in the preface there does not seem to be one present in the book, nor is there evidence that one has been removed. Perhaps the chart was an external item, or the author is referring to his charting of the expected course of stock market activity.
Lot 3008

$40

Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Author: Arthur C. Clarke - Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. Clarke is perhaps most famous for being co-writer of the screenplay for the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey," widely considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. His other science fiction writings earned him a number of Hugo and Nebula awards, which along with a large readership made him one of the towering figures of science fiction. For many years Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction.

Clarke was a lifelong proponent of space travel. In 1934, while still a teenager, he joined the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, he proposed a satellite communication system, an idea which won him the Franklin Institute's Stuart Ballantine Medal, in 1963, and other honours. Later he was the chairman of the British Interplanetary Society from 1946–47 and again in 1951–53.

Clarke was a science writer, who was both an avid populariser of space travel and a futurist of uncanny ability. In 1961 he was awarded the Kalinga Prize, an award which is given by UNESCO for popularizing science. These along with his science fiction writings eventually earned him the moniker "Prophet of the Space Age."

Clarke immigrated to Sri Lanka in 1956. That year he discovered the underwater ruins of the ancient Koneswaram temple in Trincomalee. He lived in Sri Lanka until his death. He was knighted in 1998 and was awarded Sri Lanka's highest civil honour, Sri Lankabhimanya, in 2005.
Publisher: The New American Library
City: New York
Year: 1968
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 221 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This vintage volume, with dust jacket, is bound in blue paper with silver metallic and colored lettering on the spine, and illustrated pastedown endpapers. This volume is a first printing and "was developed concurrently with Stanley Kubrick's film version."

“Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, roughtly a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth. Now this is an interesting number, for by a curious coincidence there are approximately a hundred billion stars in our local universe, the Milky Way. So for every man who has ever lived, in this Universe there shines a star..But every one of those stars is a sun, often far more brilliant and glorious than the small, nearby star we call the Sun. Any many-perhaps most-of those alien suns have planets circling them. So almost certainly there is enough land in the sky to give every member of the human species, back to the first apeman, his own private, world-sized heaven-or hell.” (From the Foreword)
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows very well, with minimal age/wear indications. The binding and text block are sound. Text is clear and legible through very mild age toning. There is an embossed property stamp to the front free endpaper. The original dust jacket displays some small tears and a small area of loss, as well as mild age toning.
Lot 3009

$90

Title: Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce des Europeens dans les Deux Indes
Author: Guillaume-Thomas Raynal - Guillaume Thomas Raynal was a French writer and man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment.
Publisher: Chez Jean-Leonard Pellet
City: Geneve
Year: 1781
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This complete ten-volume set is bound in full leather, with gilt tooling to boards and spines, and red spine title labels. Text block edges are tinted blue, and each volume contains an engraved frontispiece. The book examines the East Indies, South America, the West Indies, and North America. The final chapter comprises theory around the future of Europe as a whole. Raynal also examines commerce, religion, slavery, and other popular subjects, all with a perspective from the French Enlightenment. Additional versions of the book included maps of the discussed regions.

Raynal had the assistance of various members of the ‘philosophe côteries’ for his most important work, L'Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes (Philosophical and Political History of the Two Indies, Amsterdam, 4 vols., 1770). Diderot is credited with a third of this work, which was characterized by Voltaire as "du réchauffé avec de la declamation." The other chief collaborators were Pechméja, Baron d'Holbach, Paulze, the farmer-general of taxes, the Abbé Martin, and Alexandre Deleyre. To this piecemeal method of composition, in which narrative alternated with tirades on political and social questions, was added the further disadvantage of the lack of exact information, which, owing to the dearth of documents, could only have been gained by personal investigation. He released an expanded edition in 1774 and another in 1780.

The "philosophic" declamations perhaps constituted its chief interest for the general public, and its significance as a contribution to democratic propaganda. The Histoire went through many editions, being revised and augmented from time to time by Raynal; it was translated into the principal European languages, and appeared in various abridgments. Its introduction into France was forbidden in 1779; the book was burned by the public executioner, and an order was given for the arrest of the author, whose name had not appeared in the first edition, but was printed on the title page of the Geneva edition of 1780.
Condition / Notes: This beautifully bound antique set is complete with 19 books in 10 volumes. These books show a fine patina to the leather, with some age /wear indications, including scattered worm holes/loss to some volumes. The bindings and text blocks are sound. Text is clear and crisp on very clean pages.
Lot 3010

$100

Title: Biblia Dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonijcke Boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Door Lasst der Hoogbe Mog: Heeren Staten Generael vande Vereenighde Nederlanden en volgens Get Bessluyt vande Synode Nationael gehouden tot Dordrecht inde Jaren 1618 ende 1619. Uyt de Oorsspronckelicke talen in onsse Nederlandtssche tale getrouwelick over-geset. Met Nieuwe bygevoeghyde Verklaringen opde duystere plaetsen aenteeckeningen van de gelyck-Luydende Texten ende nierwe Registers over beyde de Testamenten. Ende door geneene ordre der Nederlandsche Kercken verbetert van Drucksouten en Misstellingen die in den Eersten Druck gevonde worden.
Author: uncredited
Publisher: Hendrick-, Jacob-, en Pieter-Keuer / Marcus Doornick en Pieter Rotterdam
City: Dordrecht en Amsteldam
Year: 1700
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 9.75" Height: 15.25"
Book Details: This antique Dutch Bible is a massive, thick folio bound in blindstamped leather-covered beveled boards with ornate metal corners and clasps. Decorative engraved head- and tailpieces and vignettes, as well as an ornate title page enhance this Bible.
Condition / Notes: This antique Bible is partially disbound, with the cracked text block separated from the boards. The spine is lacking; wooden boards are held together with the original twine. There is loss to the leather; one of the clasps and other metal ornaments are lacking. There is age toning/foxing and moisture marking to pages. Text is clear and legible.
Lot 3011

$50

Title: The Farmer's Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Technical Terms Recently Introduced into Agriculture and Horticulture from Various Sciences, and also a Compendium of Practical Farming: The Latter Chiefly from the Works of the Rev. W. L. Rham, Loudon, Low, and Youatt, and the Most Eminent American Authors
Author: uncredited
Editor: D. P. Gardner
Publisher: Harper and Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1846
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 876, 8, 2, 2 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: This very rare antique first edition leatherbound dictionary features marbled text block edges and in-text illustrations.

“The Farmer’s Dictionary was undertaken originally for the purpose of supplying a want long felt by the editor, in common with the agricultural community, of a show explanation of the many technical terms introduced into the works written on farming. Much opposition has arisen to the use of technical works in these productions, and our journals are full of complaints, from respectable men, against the innovation. If, however, words having so precise a meaning, and, in many instances, conveying so much information, be discarded, what shall be substituted in their place?…The friends of agricultural improvement, and especially our journalists, should use all exertions to establish a suitable nomenclature. The art has arrived at that stage that this is the greatest object to be accomplished. It will open to the practical man the extensive information of the scientific world, and will enable the theorist to study his generalizations by consulting the works of the true farmer.” (From the Preface)

Condition / Notes: This antique book displays some age/wear indications, including rubbing, moisture staining, and minor loss to the boards/spine. The text block is cracked, and sections are coming loose. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through moderate age toning/foxing and moisture markings to the text block.
Lot 3012

$30

Title: Reynolds' After-War Atlas and Gazetteer of the World
Author: uncredited
Editor: Francis J. Reynolds - Francis Joseph Reynolds
Publisher: Reynolds Publishing Company, Incorporated
City: New York
Year: 1919
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 364 pages
Width: 11" Height: 15.5"
Book Details: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering and design to the front board, this very rare atlas features pictorial endpapers. “World maps remade by world’s Treaty of Peace, Paris, 1919-Showing new boundaries of all foreign states and their dependencies—Revised maps of all war zones—New maps of each state of the United States, including all newly organized counties and other boundary changes to 1919—New Canadian maps—Latest population and production statistics of all the countries and cities of the world—Up-to-date information on Alaska and America’s insular possessions—Illustrated Gazetteer of the cities and towns of the world—40 pages tabulated events of the Great War from 1914 to peace conclusion, with maps showing all military operation. 40 maps of automobile routes throughout the United States”.
Condition / Notes: This very rare folio atlas shows well with some age/wear indications, including shelfwear and mild soiling, with minor loss to high points. The hinges are cracked, however the binding and text block remain sound. Text and illustrations/maps are clear and crisp through mild age toning/foxing.
Lot 3013

$175

Title: Atala
Author: Francois-Rene, vicomte de Chateaubriand - Francois-Rene, vicomte de Chateaubriand was a French writer, politician, diplomat and historian. He is considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature. Descended from an old aristocratic family from Brittany, Chateaubriand was a royalist by political disposition and in an age when a significant part of the intelligentsia was turning against the Church, authored the Génie du christianisme in defence of the Catholic faith. It is his autobiography Mémoires d'outre-tombe ("Memoirs from Beyond the Grave'", published posthumously 1848–1850), however, that is nowadays generally considered his most accomplished work.
Translor: James Spence Harry
Publisher: Cassell Publishing Company
City: New York
Year: 1884
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 172 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in yellow cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Ornamental designs stamped in black also appear on spine and front cover. This edition of this 1801 French novel contains an introduction by Edward J. Harding. Numerous full-page illustrations by Gustav Dore enhance the work.

Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré (6 January 1832 – 23 January 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist, and sculptor who worked primarily with wood engraving.

There are other books illustrated by Gustave Dore available in this auction, please review the catalogue for other available titles.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows very well with some age/wear indications, including shelfwear and light soiling. There is minor loss to the head and foot of the spine. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild/moderate age toning/foxing.
Lot 3014

$50

Book Details: Three scarce Modern Art history titles comprise this lot, as shown in the corresponding images. Titles in this group include:

Le Pays Fertile: Paul Klee, by Pierre Boulez, 1989; original dust jacket; fold-out, illustrated; excellent condition.

The Drawings of Edwin Dickinson, with an essay by Lloyd Goodrich, 1963; slipcase; shelfwear and cracks to slipcase.

Milton Avery, text by Bonnie Lee Grad, foreword by Sally Michel Avery, 1981; first edition; original dust jacket; very nice condition; jacket has been price-clipped.
Condition / Notes: These books show beautifully and are in very nice condition, please review the provided images. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Please see individual descriptions for more information.
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