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Lot 1001

$175

Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant.
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique set of two volumes features American history. Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–77). As Commanding General (1864–69), Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. Supported by Congress, Grant implemented Reconstruction, often at odds with President Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and support economic prosperity. His presidency has often been criticized for tolerating corruption and for the economic depression in his second term (Courtesy Wikipedia). Illustrated with maps and two fold out letters (one is tipped in).
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The frontispiece of Volume II is separated. The folding map and folding letters show mild wear. The bindings are sound and firm.
Lot 1002

$850

Book Details: [MIALHE, Pierre Toussaint Frederic (1810-1881)]. Album Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba. Berlin: Bernardo May y Co, [no date but circa 1855]. Oblong quarto (9 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches). Chromolithographic title heightened with gold, 24 (of 27) chromolithographic plates only, by Storch & Kramer after Mialhe, each within an integral elaborate border printed in varying shades of blue and incorporating the plate number, the series title and the individual image title in Spanish, all printed recto only of thin card leaves, 2 folding uncoloured maps printed on thin paper. (Lacking plates 2 and 11, 20, map of Cuba with section torn away but present. Publishers oatmeal-coloured pebble grained cloth, covers blocked with an elaborate border in blind, the upper cover with a large central design incorporating the title blocked in gilt, plain endpapers.

The finest pictorial record of daily life in Cuba in the 19th century.

French-born Pierre Toussaint Frédéric Mialhe lived in Cuba from 1838 to 1854, initailly working for the printing firm 'Real Sociedad Patriótica' with a brief to compile a pictorial record of the island. He also taught drawing at the Liceo Literario y Artístico in Havana. He had trained as a painter under François-Édouard Picot in Paris, but his greatest artistic legacy is the series of three lithographically-illustrated works that he produced whilst in Cuba: Isla de Cuba, Isla de Cuba Pintoresca and Viaje Pintoresco al Rededor de la Isla de Cuba .

There are three editions of this last work. The first,Viaje Pintoresco ... was published by Louis Marquire for Mialhe in 1847-8 in Havana, and is now almost unobtainable: only two copies (one incomplete) are listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty five years. The success of this work prompted Bernardo May to issue the second, Album Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba which contained 26 tinted plates and was printed in either Berlin or Hamburg, with captions in Spanish, English and German, and a series of vignettes printed around the borders of the two maps: this was the first of the pirated editions. May was subsequently taken to court by Mialhe and the publisher, but they failed to prove their case and the present edition appeared shortly afterwards, with the full compliment of 27 plates. This present edition is obviously the more desireable of the two as it is completely printed in colours, and the plates give much more detail than in the earlier pirated edition.

The album includes 11 topographical views of Havana, 4 of other ports, 10 views of daily life, street vendors, dancers, cock-fighting, a bull-fight, fishermen, etc, and ending with two views with recall the two main industries of the time: the interior of a 'casa de calderas' on a sugar-cane plantation, and an exterior view of a tobacco plantation.

Cf. Emilio Cueto. Mialhe's Colonial Cuba (Miami, 1994), pp. 1-7, 73-77; Palau 5421, and cf.167989; cf. Sabin 17748 (for the other pirated edition with only 26 plates); cf. G. Sánchez. "Federico Mialhe: diseño biográfico y señalamientos para la estimación de su obra" in Revista de la Biblioteca Nacional (La Habana), año 66, nº 2, 1975.
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Lot 1003

$110

Title: Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-'44
Author: John C. Fremont - John Charles Fremont was an American military officer, explorer, and politician who became the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. During the 1840s, when he led four expeditions into the American West, that era's penny press and admiring historians accorded Fremont the sobriquet The Pathfinder. (Courtesy Wikipedia)



Publisher: Gales and Seaton, Printers
City: Washington
Year: 1845
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 174 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in blind stamped cloth boards. This work features the exploration and government commissioned report of Fremont's time in the American West, particularly "between the frontiers of Missouri and the South Pass in the Rocky Mountains, and on the line of the Kansas and Great Patte river," and Oregon and North California. The work is adorned with illustrated plates of landscape, flora, fauna, folding maps and charts of documented astrological and meteorological observations.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume show mild to moderate signs of external age/wear. The interior pages and plates show moderate age toning/ foxing. There is three complete folding maps. This volume is lacking the large map usually found at the rear of the volume. The boards are separating and is housed in an archival box.
Lot 1004

$30

Title: 'Noh' or Accomplishment: A Study of the Classical Stage of Japan.
Author: Ernest Fenollosa , Ezra Pound
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1917
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 268 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This antique volume features First American Edition on Japanese theatre. In "Appendix IV" of the book includes musical scores of "Hagoromo." Bound in cloth boards with a paper paste on spine label.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild signs of wear and age. Signs of rubbing to the extremities and spine label. The pages are clean and unmarked. The binding is sound.
Lot 1005

$60

Title: The keramic Gallery Containing Several Hundred Illustrations of Rare Curious and Choice Examples of Pottery and Porcelain from the Earliest Times to the beginning of the Present Century. With Historical Notices and Descriptions.
Author: William Chaffers
Publisher: Chapman & Hall
City: London
Year: 1872
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This antique decorative set of two volumes feature art history. Bound in full leather with black and gilt tooling designs on the boards and spines.
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with moderate signs of wear and age. Volume I interior hinges are separating. Volume II is disbound with the boards present. The boards are clean and the gilt tooling show brightly.

Volume One: This volume has been collated and contains 96 plates. Pagination as follows: viii-xxviii, 2-104.

Volume Two: This volume has been collated and contains 128 plates. Pagination and plate count continue from volume one. Pagination as follows: 106-228.
Lot 1006

$140

Title: The Objectivist
Author:
Editor: Ayn Rand [February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982]
Publisher: The Objectivist
City: New York
Year: 1966/1971
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: No
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This complete set of every monthly issue of "The Objectivist" magazine from January 1966 to September 1971. In original binders, each binder holding twenty four issues. Also included is a copy of "An Examination Study-Guide To the Ethics of Objectivism," prepared by Leonard Peikoff by NBI Press in 1967.
From 1962 to 1977, Ayn rand published and wrote for three successive periodicals: "The Objectivist Newsletter, "The Objectivist," and "The Ayn Rand Letter."
Condition / Notes: This set of binders are in like-new condition with mild signs of wear and age. The issues are clean and unmarked. The binders are unmarked.
Lot 1007

$900

Title: Voyage aux Regions Equinoxiales du Nouveau Continent.
Author: Alexander de Humboldt [September 14, 1769-May 6, 1859]
Publisher: A La Librairie Grecque, Latine, Allemande
City: Paris
Year: 1816/1820
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This antique decorative set of six volumes features French geography. Contemporary calf-backed marbled paper-covered boards with tips, spines gilt.
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The bindings are sound and the pages are clean. Light shelf wear.
Lot 1008

$150

Book Details: WESTON, Brett (1911-1993). Hawaii Fifty photographs by Brett Weston. Carmel, California: Photography West Graphics, 1992. Oblong quarto (12 x 12 3/8 inches). Portrait of Weston, 50 full-page illustrations after photographs by Weston. (Without the original photograph by Weston called for in the limitation statement). Original green cloth, upper cover and spine blocked in gilt, original green cloth slip-case.

"Instead of abstract sculpture, [Brett Weston]... saw a magic play of light" (Nancy Newhall).

"Collector's Special Edition", limited to 300 copies signed by Weston, this copy number 129.

Brett Weston was the son of photographer Edward Weston. He began to take photographs in the 1920s in Mexico, where he lived with his father. He travelled widely in search of subject matter, taking photographs in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan. From 1978 onwards Weston spent much of his time in Hawaii and the present work represents his choice of images from this final inspirational period. The hallmark of his work is to be found in black and white images that stretch the boundaries between abstraction and recognizable subject matter.
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Lot 1009

$400

Title: The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641.
Author: Edward Hyde Clarendon
Publisher: Printed at the Theatre
City: Oxford
Year: 1702/1704
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 11.25" Height: 17.75"
Book Details: Large paper, first edition of the first history of the English Civil War: a celebrated example of fine printing in Oxford and a classic of 18th century English literature.

This example with provenance to Lucius O'Brien (1675-1717), the son of Sir Donough O'Brien, 1st Baronet of Leaghmenagh (1642-1717), and the father of Sir Edward O'Brien, 2d Baronet (1705-1765). Lucius O'Brien was married to Catherine Keightley, whose aunt was the Dutchess of York (the first wife of King James II) and who was a first cousin to both Queen Mary II and Queen Anne.

Condition / Notes: Half-titles, titles with engraved vignette, and engraved portrait frontispieces in each volume. Engraved headpieces, tailpieces and intials. With the Royal privilege leaf in vols. 2 and 3. (upper corner of Vol. 2 half title torn without loss to text). Contemporary speckled calf, covers bordered in blind, spines with raised bands in eight compartments, morocco lettering piece in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers in vol. 3, the others plain. Provenance: Lucius O'Brien (signature on half titles and inscribed "Sent out of England by the Earle of Clarendon 1702" in vol. 1 and "Given by the Earle of Rochester 1705" in vol. 2); Sir Edward O'Brien (armorial bookplate).
Lot 1010

$200

Title: Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization. Volume VIII, for the Year 1864. - Various
Author: Various
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 848 pages, plus 16 pages
Width: 11.75" Height: 15.75"
Book Details: This antique volume is a compilation of Harper's Weekly magazines including issues from January 4, 1864 to January 7, 1865. This compilation volume from the third and fourth year of the Civil War featuring illustrations from prominent artists of the time. The volume is bound in paper covered boards with a leather spine. The volume begins with the magazine for January 4th featuring an etchings of late and present King of Denmark.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The front board is separated and the rear board is separating. The spine cover is detached. The interior pages show mild age toning throughout. The plates are clean and bright.
Lot 1011

$55

Book Details: This group of twelve antique books features decorative literature, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "The Invasion of France" Charles Scribner's and Sons C.1894; Washington Irving, three volumes "Astoria" "Bracebridge Hall" "The Crayon Papers" C.1884 and other works; Alexandre Dumas "The Vicomte de Bragelonne" and "The Man In The Iron Mask".

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1012

$350

Details: C.1945 Detective Comics Number 95, featuring Batman and Robin.

Published by Detective Comics, January 1945. Batman and Robin The Boy Wonder tackle The Blaze. Art by Bob Kane.


Condition / Notes: This vintage comic book shows nicely, with mild to moderate age and wear. Mild edge wear, and mild wear near staples. Cover is still intact. Mild creasing. Generally well preserved for age. Mild toning.
Lot 1013

$10

Title: Literary Essays Among My Books, My Study Windows, Fireside Travels.
Author: James Russell Lowell [February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891]
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 11 Full Set: No
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This antique set of eleven volume features literature. James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets that rivaled the popularity of British poets. These writers usually used conventional forms and meters in their poetry, making them suitable for families entertaining at their fireside (Courtesy Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild signs of wear and age. The bindings are sound and firm. The pages are clean and the text is clear.
Lot 1014

$225

Details: This lot comprises 13 vintage sheet-fed photogravure portraits by the inimitable photographer Yousuf Karsh.

Notable subjects in this group include Marian Anderson, Muhammad Ali, and Ravi Shankar with numerous other 20th century luminaries represented.

These handsome portfolio plates date from about the 1960s and measure approx. 9"x12" each.

Yousuf Karsh, CC (1908-2002) was an Armenian–Canadian portrait photographer. He has been called one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by Time magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with the latter noting the "distinct style in his theatrical lighting."
Condition / Notes: These plates are in admirable condition and show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling which may include occasional creases, scratches and soiling.
Lot 1015

$80

Book Details: 5V This group of large vintage and collectible books, all but one first edition and all with their original dust jackets, features famed illustrators as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: 1st Edition "Amphigorey Also" by Edward Gorey; and "Which Way Did He Go?" by Ronald Searle.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.

Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild signs of age and wear including toning, scuffs and scratches, edgewear, slight soiling, previous owners' signatures, annotations and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1016

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the books shown in the corresponding images. Titles, authors, and subject matter include: Travel and exploration; "The Illustrated History of the American Railroad"; Trains; Railroads; Natural History; Plants and Animals; Pop-Up Book; American Houses And Gardens; "Animal Aviators"; "The Covered Bridges of Illinois"; "The Alpine Journal"; Mystic Seaport.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1017

$25

Title: Six Redbook Novels
Author: Various
Publisher: The McCall Company
City: Unknown
Year: 1934
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 150 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: This antique volume features literature. Six books that were serialized in "Redbook" magazine included here are; "The Thin Man" by Dashiell Hammett; "White Piracy" by James Warner Bellah; and "The Boomerang Clue" by Agatha Christie just to name a few. bound in paper covered boards with black back strap.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. Mild to moderate signs of water markings on the boards. Mild foxing and age toning. The binding is sound and firm.
Lot 1018

$200

Details: 57Pcs This lot consists of antique and vintage diaries covering the 1920's through the c. 1970's. The diaries contain many weather notes and other information. Ephemera to be found among their pages include bill heads, newspapers and more.

Also included is a pictorial dictionary and similar journals.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Size up to approximately: 6.5 x 10".
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear including scuffs and scratches, edgewear, slight soiling, previous owners' signatures, annotations and bookplates. Please see photos.
Lot 1019

$70

Book Details: This group of six antique and vintage books features literature in decorative dust jackets, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: Catharine Sellew Hinchman "Torchlight" Signed C.1960; Eric Hatch "The Colonel's Ladies" Signed C.1968; and Elizabeth Stancy Payne "Out Of The Dusk" Signed with inscription. C1934.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.

These books may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1020

$45

Details: 10Pcs This lot consists of antique Natural History prints and includes primates, chickens and other birds and botanical studies.

These plates are matted or mounted and loose, and measure up to 17 x 15".
Condition / Notes: These plates show nicely with mild signs of age and handling which may include occasional toning, creases, scratches, edgewear and soiling. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 1021

$25

Title: The International Postage Stamp Album.
Author: The Scott Stamp & Coin Company
Publisher: The Scott Stamp & Coin Company
City: New York
Year: 1905
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: approximately 300 printed pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Book Details: This album contains spaces for all varieties of postage stamps issued by all the various countries of the world, for the early years of the 20th century. Flags and arms of every nation, together with valuable statistical information regarding their size, populations, capitals, etc. Considerable geographical information. Includes some collected stamps.
Condition / Notes: Eight color maps. Cloth spine. Collected stamps pasted in. The hinges are cracking. Mild to moderate signs of rubbing. The pages are clean and the stamps show brightly.
Lot 1022

$175

Details: This lot comprises 49 vintage sheet-fed photogravure portraits by the inimitable photographer Yousuf Karsh.

Notable subjects in this group include Muhammad Ali, Marc Chagall, and Ravi Shankar with numerous other 20th century luminaries represented.

These handsome portfolio plates date from about the 1960s and measure approx. 9"x12" each.

Yousuf Karsh, CC (1908-2002) was an Armenian–Canadian portrait photographer. He has been called one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by Time magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with the latter noting the "distinct style in his theatrical lighting."
Condition / Notes: These plates show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches, etc.
Lot 1023

$10

Title: Welcome to the Ragball
Author: Lester Goldman
Publisher: Hammerpress Letterpress Studio
City: Kansas City, Missouri
Year: 2001
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 11" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This volume is bound in a cardboard jacket showing a tipped-on blue image and the title. The work is held together with a spiral binding. This volume is a limited edition of 250 copies, this one being number 159, and is signed by the artist on the copyright page. The title page displays definitions of "ragball" as well as a dedication. The work itself is printed entirely with letterpress on lime green pages which show both text and image. The volume was "released upon the opening of Lester Goldman's exhibition "Welcome to the Ragball" at the Joseph Nease Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri, April 2001." This volume also includes "Five Pages/Five Writers" at the rear of the work.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows mild signs of external age/wear with rubbing to the front board. The interior pages show bright and clean.
Lot 1024

$25

Title: Rodney Stone
Author: A. Conan Doyle - Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 408 pages plus publisher's catalogue
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique first edition volume is bound in red publisher's cloth featuring gilt and silver tooling and wreath design to the front board. This work was original published in the Strand Magazine, as most of Doyle's works were. This is the first US edition. The volume is adorned with illustrated plates.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows well with light exterior rubbing/soiling. The interior pages show moderate age toning with a small tear to the front free endpaper.
Lot 1025

$70

Book Details: 3V This group of antique hardcover books features children's fantasy literature as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in this group includes: "The Emerald City of Oz" and "The Lost Princess of Oz" by Frank L. Baum; and "The Cowardly Lion of Oz" by Ruth Plumply Thompson. Illustrations are in black and white.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.

Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear including toning, scuffs and scratches, separated inner hinges, edgewear, slight soiling, previous owners' signatures, annotations and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments. Please see photos. You can attend our preview before the live auction to inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot in person.
Lot 1026

$30

Title: Synopsis Communium Locorum, Praecipue Ad Mores spectantium: ex Poetis Latinis Tum Antiquioribus tum Recentioribus Collecta: et in Capita cuique propria Digesta.
Author: Unknown
Publisher: Typis G. Bowyer
City: Londini (London)
Year: 1719
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 276 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: This antique volume features literature. The title roughly translates to: "Synopsis of Commons of places, especially to the Ways to the spectators: Then, from the Latin Poets of the modern philosophers as well as by the more ancient Collect: The heads of the features of each person, and in the castles." Bound in full leather with raised band spine.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The front board is separating. mild foxing and the pages are sound. A few ink and pencil markings. The signature of front free endpaper is clear, dated "1821." .
Lot 1027

$35

Title: Dresses: From the Collection of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Author: Christie's
Publisher: Christie's Park Avenue
City: New York
Year: 1997
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 209 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: This collectible volume features fashion history. This catalogue is a collection of Princess Diana's dresses worn during her lifetime. It was a charity sale conducted by Christie's (the notable auction venue in New York City) on a not-for-profit basis to raise money for AIDS research and care.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows beautifully in like-new condition. The pages are glossy and are unmarked. Very mild signs of wear to the extremities. The binding is sound and firm.
Lot 1028

$60

Title: Voyage De Ma Colonne. Napoleon et Sem.
Author: Georges Goursat
Publisher: [unknown publisher]
City: Paris
Year: c. 1920
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 20 pages
Width: 13.25" Height: 20"
Book Details: This antique large format feature SEM caricatures. The noble emperor in many settings, mostly shopping including at the tailor, in a Rolls Royce, looking at girls in 1920s costumes. Includes twenty pages of illustrations, many highlighted in white and other colors.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. Unbound. The first pages is separated and present.
Lot 1029

$70

Title: Charles Dicksen's Works
Author: Charles Dickens [7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870]
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
City: New York
Year: c. 1880
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Full Set: No
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This antique decorative set of twelve volumes features the works of Charles Dickens. This is the Copperfield Edition set. Originally, published in fifteen volumes. Bound in blind stamped cloth boards with decorative gilt spines.
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The bindings are sound. The pages show signs of age toning and the text is clear. Each volume is adorned with tissue guarded frontispieces.
Lot 1030

$35

Title: Museo Tavole
Author: Unknown
Publisher: [unknown publisher]
City: Unknown
Year: c. 1820
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Full Set: No
Width: 5.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: This antique decorative set features art. This set of eight volumes contains etched reproductions of original paintings by classical artists. Includes many folding plates. Bound in marbled paper boards with with leather spines and gilt tooling.
Condition / Notes: These volume show nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The interior front hinges are separated from the binding with all volumes. Mild to moderate foxing.
Lot 1031

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the large quantity of books shown in the corresponding images. Titles, authors, and subject matter include: World History; Literature; Shakespeare; Don Quixote; "Francois Villon a Documented Survey"; Leatherbound; English Essays; First Edition; "The Gambler" by Katherine Cecil Thurston; "Arigato" by Richard Condon; and much more.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1032

$110

Details: 9Pcs. This lot comprises antique and vintage comic books, and one comic book cover.

Consisting of:

C.1942 Walt Disney's Comics And Stories, November 1942. Volume 3 Number 2. Featuring Donald Duck playing football on cover.

C.1942 Bulletman The Flying Detective, December 1942. Volume 2 Number 10. Featuring introduction to Bulletdog on cover.

C.1942 Tip Top Comics, December 1942, Number 80. Featuring Big Boy on cover.

C.1939 Dick Tracy. No Cover, unknown issue number.

Mickey Mouse's Moving Day comic, no cover. Unknown issue number/date.

Also included: June 1943 Super Comics cover only, Number 61; Miracle Comics, Unknown issue, no cover; Captain Battle and the Death Ray. No cover, unknown issue. Vintage.
Condition / Notes: These comics show nicely, with mild to significant age and wear. Several comics are missing covers, and one piece is only a cover. Toning, fading, and mild edge wear are visible. Three of the comics have been generally well maintained. Some issues may contain pen or pencil marks.
Lot 1033

$70

Book Details: This group of antique books feature literature, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "The Taming of the Jungle" (Author Signed fourth edition); "The Negro Caravan;" "A Fighting Man of Mars;" and "Dem Good Ole Days" just to name a few.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.

Also may display some age/wear indications, including previous owners' signatures and bookplates. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1034

$175

Details: This lot comprises a large collection of L.Ron Hubbard lectures C.1950s on compact disc. 30 neatly packed boxes, each containing multiple proprietary plastic compact disc cases containing lectures by L. Ron Hubbard, published for First International Congress of Dianeticists and Scientologists, by Golden Era Productions. These lectures are part of a broad series, covering subjects relating to the Church of Scientology.

A sample of titles includes: American Advanced Clinical Course; Axiom of the Stable Datum; Rehabilitating Power Of Choice; Cause-Distance-Effect.

Approximately 100+ individual CD "kits" contained within 30 boxes.
Condition / Notes: These Compact Disc lecture kits show well, with very mild wear and age. Generally well maintained, and appear unused.
Lot 1035

$30

Title: John L. Stoddard's Lectures
Author: John L. Stoddard
Publisher: Geo. L. Shuman & Co.
City: Chicago
Year: 1910
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 11 Full Set: No
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This decorative antique set of eleven volumes features travel. John Lawson Stoddard (April 24, 1850 – June 5, 1931) was an American writer, hymn writer and lecturer who gained popularity through his travelogues (Courtesy Wikipedia). Decoratively bound on marbled boards with leather spines and gilt designs on the spines.
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild signs of wear and age. Lacking Volume VIII. Signs of shelf wear. The bindings are sound and the gilt spines show brightly.
Lot 1036

$45

Title: The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling
Author: Rudyard Kipling - Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), "Just So Stories" (1902) (1894), "Kim" (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift." (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1911
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 25 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This decorative set of twenty-five volumes features literature. Bound in brown cloth boards with gilt tooling and lettering on the spines. This "Outward Bound" Edition groups the stories by subjects. A sample of the tales included are; "Soldiers Three;" "In the Black and White;" and "The Phantom Rickshaw" just to name a few.
Condition / Notes: This set shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. The pages are age toned and the text is clear. The bindings are sound and firm. The spine covers are mildly torn to eight volumes.
Lot 1037

$80

Book Details: This group of antique books feature architecture, as shown in the corresponding images.

A sample of titles in this group include: "What makes the House Beautiful;" "The Architecture Forum;" and "Italian Renaissance."

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.
Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and/or wear.
Lot 1038

$150

Title: The History of the Roman Wall, Which Crosses the Island of Britain, From the German Ocean to the Irish Sea. Describing its Antient State, and Its Appearance in the Year 1801.
Author: W. Hutton
Publisher: Printed by and for John Nichols and Son
City: London
Year: 1802
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 350 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This antique volume features Roman history. Hadrian's Wall, also called the Roman Wall, Picts' Wall, or Vallum Hadriani in Latin, was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in AD 122 in the reign of the emperor Hadrian. It ran from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea to the Solway Firth on the Irish Sea, and was the northern limit of the Roman Empire, immediately north of which were the lands of the northern Ancient Britons, including the Picts (Courtesy Wikipedia). Rebound in decorative marbled boards with leather raised band spine and gilt lettering on the spine label.
Condition / Notes: This volume shows nicely with mild to moderate signs of wear and age. Moderate foxing. The is sound. The plates are clean.
Lot 1039

$40

Details: This lot comprises collectible comic book selections. Approximately 200 titles.

Examples of characters, brands, and titles in this lot includes:

Wolverine The Jungle Adventures; Psycho-nauts #1; Black Panther; Street-Poet-Ray; Frank Miller's Ronin; Excalibur Mojo Mayhem; Alien Legion #1of3; and more.

These comics feature gloss coated rigid paperback style covers, the majority of them are printed in the 1990s.
Condition / Notes: These comics show well, with mild to moderate age and wear.
Lot 1040

$120

Details: Large Quantity. This lot comprises a selection of antique and vintage estate art and ephemera.

Examples of contents in this lots are:
-Stamps, such as 1976 Bicentennial commemorative stamps
-Foolish Questions card game, by Rube Goldberg
-Sheet music, such as Rube Goldberg
-Original Artwork
-Color Lithographs
-Periodicals
-Show Bill Posters
-Vintage Postcards
-Celebrity Photographs

Sizes of individual materials ranges up to 18" by 25".
Condition / Notes: These materials and ephemera show a typical range of mild to moderate signs of age and handling including occasional creases, scratches, etc.
Lot 1041

$25

Title: Lost Tribes and Promised Lands
Author: Ronald Sanders - Ronald Sanders was an American journalist and writer. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston, Toronto
Year: 1978
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 443 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This vintage volume is bound in paper covered boards and features original dust jacket showing publisher's price of $15.00.
From the Dust Jacket:
"Lost Tribes and Promised Lands is a landmark study of the roots of American racism- a brilliant work of history that examines the Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French colonial movements of the Age of Discovery, focusing on the explorers' perceptions of the native races they encountered in Africa and the Americas."
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume shows in good condition with bright and clean boards, dust jacket and interior pages. The dust jacket shows some light occasional edgewear.
Lot 1042

$15

Details: This lot consists of Stanley M. Long's "The Horse Wrangler." From Detroit: International Art Publishing Co., 1954.

Measures 24" x 18".

Stanley M. Long (1892-1972) grew up on a ranch in Napa, California. He attended the Art Institute of San Francisco. He served in both world wars. He is a highly regarded artist of the American West, with a particular love of horses.

Condition / Notes: This lot shows nicely in remarkable condition with the typical wear, age toning, creasing, and soiling.
Lot 1043

$25

Title: [Massachusetts] Bay Circuit
Author: Trustees of Public Reservations
Publisher: Trustees of Public Reservations
City: Boston
Year: c. 1930
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: n/a
Width: 36" Height: 28"
Book Details: This handsome and colorful map of eastern Massachusetts was designed to serve three audiences: those interested in historical sites, those interested in ornithology and those interested in geological sites. All these are clearly laid out along with the major routes to be taken.
Condition / Notes: This folding map is in remarkable condition with mild signs of wear and age. No cracks or creases. Mild age toning and the color shows vibrantly.
Lot 1044

$50

Book Details: 5V This group of publications features women's fashion history as shown in the corresponding images.

Titles in this group include: "The Well-Dressed Woman" by George Henschel; "Greta Garbo: The Mystery of Style", replete with photos; "Clifford Coffin Photographs from Vogue 1945 to 1955"; in French "Le Supplement Aux Collections de la Haute Couture de Paris"; "The Book of The Well-Dressed Woman" by George Henschel; and "Paradise Work-Book for Fall, 1952", a book with available graphic ads and radio scripts for the sale of Paradise brand shoes.

Please attend our live sale to inspect these volumes in person.

Condition / Notes: These books show nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and wear including toning, scuffs and scratches, edgewear, slight soiling, "The Well-Dressed Woman" has edgewear and small losses to the dust jacket and a previous owners signature.
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