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Lot 3405

$300
Title: The Iliad of Homer, Odyssee D'Homere, Compositions From The Tragedies of Aeschyllus
Engravor: Thomas Piroli
Printing Year: 1793

Condition/Details: Bound in large marbled boards with three quarter leather and gilt embossing, this antique volume contains scarce illustrated versions of the classic literary masterpieces The Iliad, The Odyssey and The Tragedies of Aeschyllus. The work consists of 95 full-page engravings by Thomas Piroli. The volume shows some external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The previous owners' writings and bookplate are inside of the front board and on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 11" x 16" and contains 95 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3406

$35
This vintage Chinese poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more vintage Chinese posters and artwork.

Title: Great Harvest of Cotton
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Han Dan Area Printing Factory
Year: 1978
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 21" by 30"

Condition/Details: This vivid, bright poster portrays happy young girls working in the cotton field, printed after the reign of Mao Tse-Tung from 1949 through his death in 1976. The poster portrays this happy scene with soft hues of green, pink and blue. The poster shows beautifully, with bright colors and intricate detail to portray the girls and the plants surrounding them. The poster, covered in plastic, shows very little age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3408

$110
Title: Tent Work in Palestine
Author: Claude Reignier Conder
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
Printing Year: 1878

Condition/Details: Decoratively bound in green cloth with a brightly gilt embossed image of Arab men on the front board and gilt and black lettering, this antique two volume set is a scarce description of Lieutenant Conder's experience surveying Western Palestine from 1872-1875, when he surveyed 4,700 square miles. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations.

Claude Reignier Conder (29 December 1848, Cheltenham -- 16 February 1910, Cheltenham) was a British soldier, explorer and antiquarian. He may be a descendent of Louis-François Roubiliac. Conder was educated at University College London and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He became a lieutenant in the Corps of Royal Engineers in 1870. He carried out survey work in Palestine in 1872-1874, latterly in conjunction with Lt Kitchener, later Lord Kitchener, and was seconded to the Palestine Exploration Fund from 1875-1878 and again in 1881 and 1882, when he was promoted captain. He retired with the rank of Colonel in 1904. Conder is one of the many proposed candidates for the Jack the Ripper murders. (courtesy of Wikipedia)



This book was part of the personal library of scholar, Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.

The volumes show some external age/wear, the spine cover of volume one is detached from the rear board and text block. The text block of volume one has split into several sections. The text block of volume two has split in half and a small piece of the spine cover is lacking. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3409

$10
Title: A Short History of the British Commonwealth
Author: Ramsay Muir
Publisher: World Book Company
Printing Year: 1922
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue cloth with decorative bright gilt embossing, this antique set provides a history of Britain, with volumes covering "The Islands & The First Empire" and "The Modern Commonwealth". The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3410

$70
This lot includes the group of 14 original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include Angels, Christianity, Animals, Portraits, Nudes. This material is part of a large collection of original antique engravings that we are offering during today's auction in a number of lots. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications such as foxing and other marks. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 3412

$175
This lot includes the untrimmed press sheet of Maurice Sendak illustrations shown in the corresponding image(s). This is the complete series of 12 full-page illustrations to Heinrich von Kleist’s tragedy "Penthesilea," printed in full color and published in book form 1998 by Harper Collins.

This full sheet is printed on one side and measures 19 x 25 inches, with each design measuring 4-5/8 x 3-1/4 inch. The designs are arranged in four columns of three, with a vertical color-strip at the right fore-edge for accurate reproduction of the artist’s original pencil and watercolor images. Whether this was intended for binding into book format with the printed text or for use in creating a separate suite of images (for a deluxe edition, which was never produced) is unknown, but it comes directly from the artist and is a wonderful curiosity filled with powerfully charged images as only Mr Sendak can create.

The story is about an army of Amazons who set out to conquer Greek heroes for the purpose of impregnating themselves to bring forth new females to inhabit their all-woman state. They arrive in the midst of the Trojan War and totally confuse both Greeks and Trojans as to their intended mission, briefly forcing their enemies into an alliance for self-preservation. Then Achilles the Greek meets Penthesilea, Queen of the Amazons, and traditional roles reverse as Achilles is now the intended victim in a tragedy of love and war. This would be a great addition to any Sendak collection, though please be aware that these pictures show nudity and adult situations and are not intended for children.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3413

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage theological titles:

- Der Koran by Dr. S. Ullmann- Dated 1881 by Bielefeld un Leipzig - This miniature German volume shows some wear, with the spine cover split at the front board.
- Die Vier Evanglien by Dr. Paul De Lagarde - Dated 1864 by Leipzig - This volume is in German.
- Mohammed, The Man and His Faith Translated by Theophil Menzel - Dated 1936 by George Allen & Unwin


These books were part of the personal library of scholar, Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.


Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3416

$30
Title: Caricature History of the Georges or Annals of the House of Hanover
Author: Thomas Wright
Publisher: John Camden Hotten
Printing Year: 1867

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with three quarter leather, this antique volume is a scarce history of the House of Hanover, with the histories of George I, II and III.

The House of Hanover (the Hanoverians) is a German royal dynasty which has ruled the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg (German: Braunschweig-Lüneburg), the Kingdom of Hanover and the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland. It succeeded the House of Stuart as monarchs of Great Britain and Ireland in 1714 and held that office until the death of Victoria in 1901. They are sometimes referred to as the House of Brunswick and Lüneburg, Hanover line. The House of Hanover is a younger branch of the House of Welf, which in turn is the senior branch of the House of Este. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work is illustrated with "nearly 400 illustrations on steel and wood". This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with the front board and spine cover detached from the text block. The age-toned pages remain bound, with the first few pages detached. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 639 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3417

$225
Map Title:Preliminary Chart of Hudson River, From Haverstraw to Poughkeepsie, New York
Superintendent: A. D. Bache
Publisher: United States Coast Survey
Printing Year: 1878
Dimensions: 21" x 42"

Condition/Details: This original antique nautical map from the US government provides a view of the Hudson River, from Haverstraw to Poughkeepsie of New York. At the top of the map, it is listed as No. 371, Plate No. 2508. Locations listed on the map include Peekskill, North Haverstraw, Red Hook Landing, Denning's Landing, West Point, Newburgh, Carthage, Wappinger's Falls, Milton and Poughkeepsie, among many other towns, landmarks and more. The map shows well with some light age/wear including toning, spotting and some water markings. There is a two inch tear along one of the folds. The map includes a stamp stating "Aids to Navigation corrected for information received to May 20, 1901". This is one of several lots containing antique maps from the United States government, please review the catalog for more details. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3418

$10
This shelf lot includes the 51 volume collection of crime, mystery and detective paperbacks from Pocket Books shown in the corresponding image(s). These vintage pulp stories from the 1940's and 50's are written by the likes of Raymond Chandler, Ellery Queen, Erle Stanley Gardner and Agatha Christie and features characters such as Phillip Marlowe, Perry Mason and Simon Templar, The Saint. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 3420

$550
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Winold Reiss
Medium: Woodblock Print
Year: 1918
Dimensions: Frame measures 14.5" by 17.5"

Details/Condition: This original signed piece features a black and white woodblock print of a man in a full body black outfit posed in a field with a city landscape in the background by renowned artist Winold Reiss. The picture is matted in a gilted frame.

Winold Reiss (1886-1953) was born September 16, 1886 in Karlsruhe, Germany. He was the second son of Fritz Reiss (1857-1914) who was a well-known landscape artist. Reiss was a portraitist and his philosophy was that an artist must travel to find the most interesting subjects. In his early years he traveled within Germany with his father who studied peasants of particular types that he wanted to draw or paint. This helped form many of Reiss' ideas about subject matter for portraiture. Reiss immigrated to America in 1913 and was captivated by Native Americans. It was an interest and subject matter throughout his entire career. He was a success very early, lecturing before the Art Students League and even founding a publication, Modern Art Collector. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work shows light age/wear, with age-toning and some wear to the frame. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3421

$35
This lot includes the group of ephemera and photographs shown in the corresponding image. This material includes three antique photograph albums, each with many photographs of men, women, children and families. These albums show age/wear, with detached boards, lacking spine covers and wear to the page edges and cutouts for photographs. Also included in this lot are loose antique and vintage photographs. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $23.50
Lot 3422

$10
Title: Fables for the Frivolous (with Apologies to La Fontaine)
Author: Guy Wetmore Carryl
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in marbled boards with cloth spine, this antique volume is a collection of fables parodying Aesop's Fables, originally published in the Harper's periodicals, Life and Munsey's Magazine, with illustrations by Peter Newell.

Guy Wetmore Carryl (March 4, 1873 – April 1, 1904) was an American humorist and poet. In 1896 he became a staff writer for Munsey's Magazine under Frank Munsey and he was later promoted to managing editor of the magazine. Later he went to work for Harper's Magazine and was sent to Paris. While in Paris he wrote for Life, Outing, Munsey’s, and Collier’s, as well as his own independent writings. Some of Carryl's better-known works were his humorous poems that were parodies of Aesop's Fables, such as “The Sycophantic Fox and the Gullible Raven” and of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, such as “The Embarrassing Episode of Little Miss Muffet,” poems which are still popular today. He also wrote a number of humorous parodies of Grimm's Fairy Tales, such as “How Little Red Riding Hood Came To Be Eaten” and “How Fair Cinderella Disposed of Her Shoe.” His humorous poems usually ended with a pun on the words used in the moral of the story.
Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell (March 5, 1862 – January 15, 1924) was an American artist and author. A native of McDonough County, Illinois, Newell built a reputation in the 1880s and 1890s for his humorous drawings and poems, which appeared in Harper's Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, Scribner's Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Judge, and other publications. Newell often illustrated the works of authors, such as Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, John Kendrick Bangs, and Lewis Carroll. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned, stiff pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 120 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3423

$10
Title: Centennial History of Rochester, New York
Compiled and Edited by: Edward R. Foreman
Publisher: Rochester Public Library
Printing Year: 1931-1934
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with gilt embossing, this set is a scarce, in-depth history of Rochester, New York, published under the direction of the Rochester Public Library and the Mayor of Rochester, Charles S. Owen. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and illustrations throughout, including several fold-out pieces. The ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with some black tone to the bottom page edge, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 9.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3424

$15
This lot includes the group of framed antique Victorian still life lithographs shown in the corresponding image(s). These three pieces portray traditional still life scenes of fruit and pitchers, each with blue backgrounds and vivid colors. The works are all decoratively framed, two in matching floral designed frames, with gilting, and the third in a simple, wooden frame with gilt edging around the work. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $23.50
Lot 3425

$100
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Year: Undated
Dimensions: Frame measures 11.5" by 9.5"

Details/Condition: This original piece features an original watercolor on paper by renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Handwritten on the back by the previous owner provides the title "Coolies Fishing at a Weir". The work portrays two men who are sitting to fish, and one man who is pulling a horse. The work shows intricate detail to the men, the horse and the scenery surrounding them. The colors have a heavy emphasis on various hues of blues and light browns.

Katsushika Hokusai (October or November 1760–May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. In his time, he was Japan's leading expert on Chinese painting. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best-known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku Sanjūroku-kei?, c. 1831) which includes the iconic and internationally recognized print, "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa", created during the 1820s. Ukiyo-e is a genre of Japanese woodblock prints (or woodcuts) and paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries, featuring motifs of landscapes, tales from history, the theatre, and pleasure quarters. It is the main artistic genre of woodblock printing in Japan. Usually the word ukiyo is literally translated as "floating world" in English, referring to a conception of an evanescent world, impermanent, fleeting beauty and a realm of entertainments (kabuki, courtesans, geisha) divorced from the responsibilities of the mundane, everyday world; "pictures of the floating world", i.e. ukiyo-e, are considered a genre unto themselves. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This piece is framed in a dark frame, laid on top of a Japanese background in green and tan shades. The works shows some age/wear, with some age-toning and a small crease inside of the glass. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3426

$40
This vintage Chinese poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more vintage Chinese posters and artwork.

Title: Straight Forward to Learn From Da Qing, Strive to Make More Contributions to Agricultural Production
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Shanghai Eleventh Printing Factory
Year: 1977
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster was used in a national meeting requiring the public to learn from the examples of Da Qing, reiterating its role as a model city. Da Qing was founded in 1959 for the workers extracting oil and gas from the rich Da Qing oilfields and was advocated as a model in industry, praised by Mao when he declared "in industry, learn from Da Qing" in the 1960s. This poster uses bright shades of red to depict a happy young man in a red truck, with red shaded agriculture equipment, farmers and buildings in the background. This poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with brilliant colors remaining. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3428

$80
Title: The Origin, Tendencies and Principles of Government
Author: Victoria C. Woodhull
Publisher: Woodhull, Claflin & Co.
Printing Year: 1871

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a rare copy of the controversial Victoria Woodhull's "review of the rise and fall of nations, from early historic time to the present, with special considerations regarding the future of the United States".

Victoria Claflin Woodhull (September 23, 1838 – June 9, 1927) was an American suffragist who was described by Gilded Age newspapers as a leader of the American woman's suffrage movement in the 19th century. She became a colorful and notorious symbol for women's rights, free love, and spiritualism as she fought against corruption and for labor reforms. The authorship of many of her speeches and articles is disputed. Many of her speeches on these subjects were not written by Woodhull herself alone but also by her backers and husband. Either way, her role as a representative of these movements was nonetheless powerful and controversial. She was the first woman along with her sister to operate a brokerage firm in Wall Street and then open a weekly newspaper. She is most famous for her declaration and campaign to run as the first woman for the United States Presidency in 1872. Many of the reforms and ideals espoused by her for the common working class against the corrupt rich business elite were extremely controversial in her time though generations later many of those implemented are now taken for granted. Other ideas and reforms still remain controversial and debated today. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and is lacking a portion of the spine cover. The front board and spine are detached from the text block. The age-toned pages are well bound. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 247 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3429

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique nautical maps from the United States Department of Commerce:

- New Jersey, Shrewsbury River - Dated 1911 - Map No. 543
- Huntington Bay, Long Island Sound - Dated 1911 - Map No. 368 - Has handwritten notes on the side.
- Hempstead Harbor, Long Island - Dated 1911 - Map No. 366 - Includes a stamp "Lights, Beacons and Buoys corrected for information received to Aug 8, 1911".

Unless otherwise noted, the maps in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, including age-toned paper, with some rubbing and water markings. The maps vary in size. This is one of several lots containing antique maps from the United States government, please review the catalog for more details. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3431

$55
This lot includes the group of antique ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes approximately fifty bookmarks and other pieces of ephemera. The lot consists of silk, leather, paper lithograph and hand-stitched bookmarks with a variety of sayings, including several with Christian passages. The bookmarks in this lot show well, with some creasing. The colors are generally bright, with delicate details.
Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3432

$10
This lot features bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: American Notes & Queries, A Journal for the Curious
Editors: Walter Pilkington and B. Alsterlund
Issue Date Range: April 1941 through March 1950
Issue Number Range: Volume I, Number 1 through Volume VII, Number 12

Notes: These ex-library compilations of the American Notes & Queries, A Journal for the Curious are bound in black cloth boards, with bright gilt embossing on the spine. This Journal provided a forum for readers to ask questions, mostly of American history, and for readers and scholars to answer the questions. The bindings include the original front and rear wrappers of the journals. The volumes show light age/wear indications, with clean, bright pages that remain well bound. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 3433

$250
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Uncredited
Medium: Tin Type Picture
Dimensions: Frame measures 14" by 16"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a tintype picture of William Gill Moore, a Confederate soldier, according to a handwritten note on the back of the frame, which gives the photograph the title "As a Young Man". Further, according to the notes, Mr. Moore was the father of Dr. Samuel Broders Moore and grandfather of Inez Gwynne Moore Hauber and Margarett Thomas Moore Mourot. According to the Encyclopedia of Virginia (Volume 5, 1915), Mr. Moore (1824-1910) and his father Samuel Moore, were farmers in Loudoun County, Virginia. The encyclopedia also details that Mr. Moore served the Confederate army as a member of the Black Horse Cavalry and later served on the staff of General J. E. B. Stuart, as dispatch bearer. Mr. Moore was wounded at the first battle of Manassas, with "a sword thrust piercing his foot and eight bullets passing through his clothing. This antique tintype portrays a handsome, bearded officer with tinted cheeks and bright eyes. This photograph is in a vintage frame, with decorative gilt edges and leaf designs. The photograph and frame show light age/wear. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 3434

$350
This lot includes the group of 8 original large format antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These etchings date from the 17th, 18th, and/or 19th centuries and their contents include The Death of Captain Cook, Rembrandt, Angelo Doni, A Sua Maesta Lodovico Primo, Raphael, Clavater and Rollin. This material is part of a large collection of original antique engravings that we are offering during today's auction in a number of lots. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications such as foxing and other marks. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 3436

$35
This lot includes the group of 30 original antique illustrations shown in the corresponding image. These pieces share the theme Godey's Ladies Book fashion plates plus one custom framed hand colored cover for Vol 39 from 1849 featuring Native Americans looking over a waterfall that appears to be Niagara Falls. The fashion plates are safely stored in glassine sleeves in a binder. This material is part of a large collection of Victorian lithographs, engravings, and other antique illustrations that we are selling during today's auction, in a number of lots. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3437

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of antique arabic and syriac linguistic titles:

- Compendious Syriac Grammar by Theodor Noldeke - Dated 1904 by Williams & Norgate - The previous owner's signature is on the front free endpaper, and the spine cover has been taped to the boards.
- Theorie Nouvelle de La Metrique Arabe by M. Stanislas Guyard - Dated 1877 by Imprimerie Nationale - The previous owner's signature and handwritten notes are on front free endpapers, and the spine cover has been taped to the boards.
- A Grammar of the Arabic Language by W. Wright - Dated 1933 by Cambridge University Press - Two volume set, with the previous owner's signature on the front free endpaper.
- Grammar of the Dialects of Vernacular Syriac by Arthur John Maclean - Dated 1895 by Cambridge University Press


These books were part of the personal library of scholar, Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.


Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 3438

$10
This library-bound volume includes several full works on the Bible and Spiritualism bound into one volume with marbled boards. The titles include:

- The Bible: Is It Of Divine Origin, Authority, And Influence? by S. J. Finney - Dated 1859 by William White and Company - According to the author's introduction, this volume is "not an attack upon the Bible, but an honest attempt to show that the orthodox claims for the book are both gratuitous and false."
- Common Sense Thoughts on the Bible for Common Sense People by William Denton - Dated 1871 by William Denton - According to the author, "The subject I propose to examine is the Bible. Is it all true? Should we esteem it as holy, and make it our guide in all things? or should we regard it as a human production, liable to all the errors and mistakes common to man's work, and no more to be regarded as a rule of faith and practice than it can be proved to be reasonable and true?"
- A Discussion between Mr. E. V. Wilson, Spiritualist and Eld. T. M. Harris, Christian - Dated 1873 by Religio-Philosophical Publishing House - With the subject discussed "The Bible, King James' version, sustains the teachings, the phases and the phenomena of modern spiritualism".
- Is Spiritualism True? by William Dent - Dated 1871 by William Denton
- A Defence of Modern Spiritualism by Alfred Wallace - Dated 1874 by Colby and Rich
- The Spirituelle by Abby M. Laflin Ferree - Dated 1868 by William White and Company
- Death, in the Light of Harmonial Philosophy by Mary F. Davis - Dated 1876 by A. J. Davis & Co.
- The Diakka, and Their Earthly Victims by Andrew Jackson Davis - Dated 1873 by A. J. Davis & Co.
- The American Crisis; or, Trial and Triumph of Democracy by Warren Chase - Dated 1862 by Bela Marsh

This ex-library volume shows age/wear indications, and is lacking most of its spine cover. The text block remains well bound, with clean, age-toned pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3440

$30
This vintage Chinese poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more vintage Chinese posters and artwork.

Title: Happy Meeting
Artist: uncredited
Printer: Shanghai Three One Printing Factory
Year: 1964
Dimensions: Unframed, measures 30" by 21"

Condition/Details: This vivid poster depicts a group of women on bicycles meeting and greeting each other. The happy women are shown wearing bright colors, bicycling on a dirt road, with water in the background and bright yellow flowers in the foreground. This poster, covered in plastic, shows minor age/wear indications, with brilliant colors, including a light blue border. The bottom right corner has a crease from being folded down. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 3441

$15
This lot features library-bound journals from the National Academy of Sciences. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Report of the National Academy of Sciences
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: 1929 through 1950

Notes: This lot includes two bound volumes, containing issues from the years 1929-1936 and 1936-1943, bound in brown cloth boards with gilt embossing, as well as the issues from 1944-1950 unbound. The bound volumes include the original front wrappers. These ex-library volumes show some age/wear indications, with solidly bound clean pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 3442

$90
Title: Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates
Author: Lady Anne Blunt
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1879

Condition/Details: Bound in teal cloth with decorative gilt embossing on the spine and a gilt embossed image of a man on horse on the front board, this antique volume provides an early look into the Bedouin Tribes, a desert-dwelling Arab ethnic group, with detail on their horses. The work is illustrated with many engravings of the tribesmen and horses, including a color fold-out map and a fold-out pedigree chart of Arabian horses.

Anne Isabella Noel Blunt, née King-Noel, 15th Baroness Wentworth (22 September 1837 – 15 December 1917), known for most of her life as Lady Anne Blunt, was co-founder, with her husband the poet Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, of the Crabbet Arabian Stud. The two married on 8 June 1869. From the late 1870s, Wilfrid and Lady Anne travelled extensively in Arabia and the Middle East, buying Arabian horses from Bedouin tribesmen and the Egyptian Ali Pasha Sherif. Among the great and influential horses they took to England were Azrek, Dajania, Queen of Sheba, Rodania and the famous Ali Pasha Sherif stallion Mesaoud. To this day, the vast majority of purebred Arabian horses trace their lineage to at least one Crabbet ancestor. (courtesy of Wikipedia)



This book was part of the personal library of scholar, Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 445 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 3444

$225
This lot includes the group of antique artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes 59 varied media art pieces and prints. Included are topics such as Portraits, Landscapes, Churches, Athens, Architecture and other content. The media include engravings, prints, lithographs, watercolors, etc. This material is part of a large collection of antique engravings that we are offering during today's auction in a number of lots. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 3446

$55
This lot includes the group of antique artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot features a Victorian lithograph, a beer advertisement for Carling's, and a needlepoint sampler, among other pieces. Due to the high volume of books, ephemera and artwork we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in good to excellent condition with some light age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $11.50
Lot 3447

$250
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the history of theology:

- Evangelion Da-Mepharreshe, The Curetonian Version of the Four Gospels by F. Crawford Burkitt - Dated 1904 by Cambridge University Press - Two volume set, with the text and introduction/notes.
- The Four Gospels in Syriac, Transcribed from the Sinaitic Palimpsest by Robert L. Bensly, et all - Dated 1894 by Cambridge University Press - The previous owner's signature is inside of the front board.
- A Translation of the Four Gospels from The Syriac of The Sinaitic Palimpsest by Agnes Smith Lewis - Dated 1896 by C. J. Clay and Sons - This volume remains in the original wrappers, with a homemade paper jacket, which is written on in pencil. The spine cover is detached from the text block.
- The Old Syriac Gospels or Evangelion Da-Mepharreshe Edited by Agnes Smith Lewis - Dated 1910 by Williams and Norgate


These books were part of the personal library of scholar, Isaac Rabinowitz. Mr. Rabinowitz (1909-1988) was Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Semitic Studies at Cornell University, where he taught from 1957 to 1978. There he was instrumental in the establishment of the Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1964), of which he served as chair from 1964-1970. A Semitic philologist, Professor Rabinowitz was a scholar of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic, as well as Syriac. He was trained in classical Arabic, Latin and classical Greek, and read and taught Hebrew literature of all periods.


Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 3448

$275
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Arthur Trevethin Nowell
Medium: Watercolor
Year: c1900
Dimensions: Frame measures 20" by 16"

Details/Condition: This original piece features a signed watercolor of Koi jumping in a stormy sea by renowned artist Arthur Trevethin Nowell. The piece shows several jumping fish on the bottom left corner, one which is completely out of the water. The waves, painted using various tones of blue, green, white and red, provide a sense of depth and liveliness to the painting.

Nowell (1862-1940) was the son of a Wesleyan Minister. He attended the Manchester School of Art and between 1882 and 1887 the RA Schools where he uniquely won the dual awards of The Gold Medal (History) and The Turner Prize (Landscape). With the accompanying bursaries he studied in Paris and toured Europe. His large Biblical canvas "The Expulsion of Adam & Eve" (Walker A.G. Liverpool) brought him wider recognition in his thirties. Commissions for portrait paintings from the outset however helped to support him. He acquired a studio in London. As public interest in 'High Art' waned his initial attention to this form mostly, but not exclusively, was overtaken by portraiture and his beloved watercolors in which he engaged continuously on regular visits to Scotland and tours of Europe. His Wesleyan connections proved pivotal leading to commissions to paint portraits of many well known people including King George V and Queen Mary of which there are a number in The Royal Collection and elsewhere. In the 1920s Nowell had a seasonal studio in The Singer Skyscraper in New York. (courtesy of arthurnowell.com)

The work shows some age/wear indications, with a water marking in the bottom left corner of the matting and wear to the frame, with rubbing and chipping. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
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