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Lot 3001

$200

Details: This scarce, monumental original engraved map of Vienna, Austria was created by Joseph Vinzenz Degen and Joseph Gerstner circa 1807 (likely second or third edition). Its full title is Vienna Gundriss und Beschreibung der Haupt und Residenzstadt Wien Description et Plan de la Ville de Vienne.” This impressively detailed map of Vienna on four unjoined sheets was based on the famous contemporary wall map by Maximilian von Grimm. It focuses on the old, inner city enclosed by 16th century walls. A finely rendered cartouche at bottom right depicts several classicized figures. There is a German gallery label on verso. The map’s archivally floated plates, measuring approx. 35”x35” together, are presented in a handsome dark wood frame measuring approx. 43”x42” overall. Provenance: K.C. Parsons Research Library (former Dean of Cornell University’s College of Art, Architecture, and Planning).
Condition / Notes: This large map, uncolored as issued, shows handsomely. It is a strong impression on four intact plates with a few minor creases and areas of toning. It has been well-preserved in its custom frame.
Lot 3002

$275

Title: The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party after 1932 as a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war. His program for relief, recovery and reform, known as the New Deal, involved a great expansion of the role of the federal government in the economy. As a dominant leader of the Democratic Party, he built the New Deal Coalition that brought together and united labor unions, big city machines, white ethnics, African Americans, and rural white Southerners in support of the party. The Coalition significantly realigned American politics after 1932, creating the Fifth Party System and defining American liberalism throughout the middle third of the 20th century. [Courtesy WIkipedia]
Editor: Samuel Irving Rosenman - Samuel Irving Rosenman (1896–1973) was an American lawyer, judge, Democratic Party activist and presidential speechwriter. He helped articulate liberal policies during the heyday of the New Deal Coalition. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this set. Roosevelt's original signature appears on a slip of plain paper, measuring approximately 5.5" x 3", laid into the first volume.

The vintage set is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ruling to the front covers (where a facsimile signature is present) and spines (where the text appears on a black field). The volumes show light shelf wear. The bindings are solid. The pages are clean and without markings. The set contains several photographic portraits of Roosevelt.

The volumes have their original dust jackets, with light edge wear and age toning. The set is housed in a blue paper-covered slipcase, with some external wear and separation along the upper right edge, now displaying traces of taping.
Lot 3003

$110

Title: Naukratis
Author: Ernest Arthur Gardner - Ernest Arthur Gardner (16 March 1862 – 27 November 1939) was an English archaeologist. He was the director of the British School at Athens between 1887 and 1895. [Courtesy Wikipedia.], Flinders Petrie - Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, FRS (3 June 1853 – 28 July 1942), commonly known as Flinders Petrie, was an English Egyptologist and a pioneer of systematic methodology in archaeology and preservation of artifacts. He held the first chair of Egyptology in the United Kingdom, and excavated many of the most important archaeological sites in Egypt in conjunction with his wife, Hilda Petrie. Some consider his most famous discovery to be that of the Merneptah Stele, an opinion with which Petrie himself concurred. Petrie developed the system of dating layers based on pottery and ceramic findings. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Trubner & Co.
City: London
Year: 1886, 1888
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: No
Width: 10.5" Height: 13"
Book Details: Naucratis or Naukratis was a city of Ancient Egypt, on the Canopic branch of the Nile river, and 45 mi (72 km) SE of the open sea and Alexandria. It was the first and, for much of its early history, the only permanent Greek colony in Egypt; acting as a symbiotic nexus for the interchange of Greek and Egyptian art and culture.

The modern site of the city has become an archaeological find of the highest significance and the source of not only many beautiful objects of art now gracing the museums of the world but also an important source of some of the earliest Greek writing in existence, provided by the inscriptions on its pottery.

The sister port of Naucratis was the harbor town of Thonis/Heracleion, which was only discovered in 2000. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: These antique archaeological volumes are bound in printed paper-covered boards with cloth backstrips. There is moderate rubbing, toning, and moisture marking to the paper covers. The bindings are sound. The armorial bookplate of Bruce Bryan is affixed to the front pastedown. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light marginal spotting/foxing. These works are profusely illustrated with photographic plates, charts, and maps, including several fold-outs.
Lot 3004

$350

Book Details: This lot consists of the film script signed by Orson Welles shown in the corresponding images. Welles' signature appears in blue ink in the lower left corner of the title page.

"Mack the Knife" is a 1989 film adaptation of the 1928 Brecht/Weill musical "The Threepenny Opera." "The Threepenny Opera" ("Die Dreigroschenoper") is a "play with music" by Bertolt Brecht, adapted from German dramatist Elisabeth Hauptmann's translation of John Gay's 18th-century English ballad opera, "The Beggar's Opera," with music by Kurt Weill and insertion ballads by François Villon and Rudyard Kipling. The work offers a Socialist critique of the capitalist world. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

This work was adapted for film by Ron Sossi and Stanley Chase, and produced by Stanley Chase Productions.

"[Chase's] 1954 production of 'The Threepenny Opera,' with music by Kurt Weill and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht, was not only a major hit but also a springboard for numerous performers who went on to long careers in film and TV. Among the more than 700 actors who appeared in the show during its more than 2,600 performances were Bea Arthur (who was in the opening night cast), Ed Asner, Leonard Nimoy, Estelle Parsons, Jerry Orbach, and Carroll O'Connor. ... Chase worked for years to make a movie of 'The Threepenny Opera.' He finally got it done in 1989 as 'Mack the Knife,' with Menahem Golan directing." (Information courtesy of the "LA Times")

George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film. He is remembered for his innovative work in all three: in theatre, most notably "Caesar" (1937), a Broadway adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The War of the Worlds," one of the most famous in the history of radio; and in film, "Citizen Kane" (1941), consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

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Condition / Notes: This script, measuring approximately 8 3/4" x 11 1/4", is bound in blue plastic covers, which show minor wear. The title is printed in silver on the front cover. The pages exhibit light toning concentrated at the extremities. Notations appear in pencil at the top right corner of the title page. One note reads "hold for / Welles." We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 3005

$275

Title: The Birds of America, from the Drawings Made in the United States and Their Territories
Author: John James Audubon - John James Audubon, born Jean-Jacques Audubon, was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled "The Birds of America" (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.
Publisher: Roe Lockwood & Son, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1861
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 7 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set consists of seven volumes bound in five presenting the complete text of Audubon's "Birds of America."

These volumes have been rebound in dark blue cloth, with stamped silver lettering to the spines. The books show moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The bindings are firm. The volumes have new endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. This is the text only, with a small number of textual illustrations.
Lot 3006

$425

Details: This lot consists of the albumen photo album of military Asia shown in the corresponding images.

This antique album of photographs is a memory album of German diplomat Paul Schabert from his time in Japan and China circa 1895-1905. The album contains 36 pages of images, some full-page, some four-to-a-page, including many portraits of Japanese, Russian, and German officers and dignitaries. Also included are view of Canton, the SMS Deutschland ship's band, staged fights, dedication of a memorial, aftermath of a typhoon (possibly the June 15, 1896 Honshu Tsunami). The volume is inscribed as a gift by a fellow officer.

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Condition / Notes: This antique photo album has detached boards and lacks its spine cover. The pages and photographs show moderate age toning. The oblong album measures approximately 10.5" by 13.5".
Lot 3007

$200

Title: Hudibras: The First Part, Written in the Time of the Late Wars. / Hudibras: The Second Part, Written by the Author of the First.
Author: Samuel Butler - Samuel Butler was a poet and satirist. Born in Strensham, Worcestershire and baptised 14 February 1613, he is remembered now chiefly for a long satirical burlesque poem on Puritanism entitled "Hudibras."
Publisher: Printed by F. G. for Richard Marriot / Printed by T. R. for John Martyn and James Allestry
City: London
Year: 1663/1664
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: No
Pagination: 125/125 pages
Width: 4" Height: 5.75"
Book Details: "Hudibras" is an English mock heroic narrative poem from the 17th century written by Samuel Butler. The work is a satirical polemic upon Roundheads, Puritans, Presbyterians and many of the other factions involved in the English Civil War. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique first edition is bound in full blind-stamped leather. The exterior shows moderate rubbing. The front board and flyleaf are detached. The antique armorial bookplate of Edmund Philips is affixed to the front pastedown. A book dealer's pencil notations appear on two preliminary pages. There is also a fold-out handwritten note about the book tipped in at the front of the volume. The pages show light to moderate toning and occasional smudging.
Lot 3008

$475

Title: The Stones of Venice
Author: John Ruskin - John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. Ruskin penned essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. The elaborate style that characterized his earliest writing on art was later superseded by a preference for plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasized the connections between nature, art and society. He also made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, plants, birds, landscapes, and architectural structures and ornamentation.

He was hugely influential in the latter half of the 19th century up to the First World War. After a period of relative decline, his reputation has steadily improved since the 1960s with the publication of numerous academic studies of his work. Today, his ideas and concerns are widely recognized as having anticipated interest in environmentalism, sustainability and craft.

Ruskin first came to widespread attention with the first volume of "Modern Painters" (1843), an extended essay in defence of the work of J. M. W. Turner in which he argued that the principal role of the artist is "truth to nature". From the 1850s he championed the Pre-Raphaelites who were influenced by his ideas. His work increasingly focused on social and political issues. "Unto This Last" (1860, 1862) marked the shift in emphasis. In 1869, Ruskin became the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Oxford, where he established the Ruskin School of Drawing. In 1871, he began his monthly "letters to the workmen and labourers of Great Britain", published under the title "Fors Clavigera" (1871–1884). In the course of this complex and deeply personal work, he developed the principles underlying his ideal society. As a result, he founded the Guild of St George, an organization that endures today.
Publisher: Smith, Elder, and Co.
City: London
Year: 1874
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: "The Stones of Venice" is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853.

"The Stones of Venice" examines Venetian architecture in detail, describing for example over eighty churches. He discusses architecture of Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods, and provides a general history of the city. As well as an being an art historian, Ruskin was a social reformer. In the chapter "The Nature of Gothic" (from the second volume), Ruskin gives his views on how society should be organized. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique set is signed by Ruskin at the end of the preface. The volumes are bound in blind-stamped, brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and decoration on the front cover and spine. The exteriors are largely well preserved, with mild edge wear, and fraying at the extremities of the spine covers. The bindings are sound. The front flyleaf of the second volume is detached. The front pastedown of the first volume bears a small book dealer's sticker that reads "John Dale & Co. Bradford." The pages display mild toning and scattered light foxing.

These volumes contain numerous plates, some in color.
Lot 3009

$225

Title: Ware Wolf!
Author: E. Lascelles Forester
Publisher: Cassell and Company, Ltd
City: London, Toronto, Melbourne and Sydney
Year: 1928
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 313 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with black stamped lettering on the spine panel. The boards and spine cover show scattered spots of wear and fading, as well as edge wear. The binding is sound. The edges of the text block and a few preliminary pages exhibit light scattered foxing. The pages are lightly toned.
Lot 3010

$600

Title: A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean: Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere To Determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America, Its Distance from Asia, and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780. In Three Volumes. Vol. I and II. Written by Captain James Cook, F. R. S. Vol. III. by Captain James King, LL.D. and F.R.S. Illustrated with Maps and Charts, from the Original Drawings Made by Lieut. Henry Roberts, under the Direction of Captain Cook. Published by Order of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty
Author: Henry Roberts - Henry Roberts was an officer in the Royal Navy who served with Captain Cook on his last two voyages.

Roberts served as lieutenant on Cook's HMS Discovery, where he was entrusted with many hydrographic and cartographic tasks, and also met then-midshipman George Vancouver. Roberts spent many years after that voyage preparing the detailed charts that went into Cook's posthumous "Atlas." Roberts also served on HMS Resolution where he was to make a painting of the ship.

In 1790, Roberts was appointed to command a newly built HMS Discovery on another round-the-world voyage and selected George Vancouver as his first lieutenant. However, the Nootka Crisis called both men to duty elsewhere, and upon its resolution, Vancouver was given command of the historic voyage. Roberts died on 25 August 1796, Captain of HMS Undaunted in the West Indies, where he contracted yellow fever.

Vancouver named Point Roberts after Henry Roberts., James Cook - Captain James Cook, FRS, RN was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand.

Cook joined the British merchant navy as a teenager and joined the Royal Navy in 1755. He saw action in the Seven Years' War, and subsequently surveyed and mapped much of the entrance to the Saint Lawrence River during the siege of Quebec. This helped bring Cook to the attention of the Admiralty and Royal Society. This notice came at a crucial moment in both Cook's career and the direction of British overseas exploration, and led to his commission in 1766 as commander of HM Bark Endeavour for the first of three Pacific voyages.

In three voyages Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe. He mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved. As he progressed on his voyages of discovery he surveyed and named features, and recorded islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. He displayed a combination of seamanship, superior surveying and cartographic skills, physical courage and an ability to lead men in adverse conditions.

Cook was killed in Hawaii in a fight with Hawaiians during his third exploratory voyage in the Pacific in 1779. He left a legacy of scientific and geographical knowledge which was to influence his successors well into the 20th century and numerous memorials worldwide have been dedicated to him. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), James King - James King FRS was an officer of the Royal Navy. He served under James Cook on his last voyage around the world, specializing in taking important astronomical readings using a sextant. After Cook died he helped lead the ships on the remainder of their course, also completing Cook's account of the voyage. He continued his career in the Navy, reaching the rank of post-captain, commanding several ships and serving in the American War of Independence. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Printed by W. and A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell
City: London
Year: 1784
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: No
Width: 9.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predeccessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). Cook's first voyage included visits to Tahiti and New Zealand, and the tracing of the east coast of Australia was one of the most perilous feats of navigation in the whole recorded history of exploration. The second voyage pushed further south in search of a southern continent than any previous navigators, as well as visiting numerous Pacific islands. The third voyage returned to islands previously visited, discovered Hawaii, and explored the northwest coast of America from Alaska to Oregon. The text of these official reports form an invaluable record of the voyages, but they are enhanced enourmously by the 219 plates, maps, charts and views which include the work of one of the greatest cartographers of his day as well as images from the three most important artists to visit the Pacific during the eighteenth century.

Beddie 1543; Forbes Hawaiian National Bibliography, 85; Hill pp. 61-63; Lada-Mocarski 37; cf.Printing and the Mind of Man 223; Sabin 16250.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of the three text volumes (without the supplement volume) chronicling the third and last of Cook's great exploratory voyages.

This antique set has been handsomely rebound in new full leather, with raised bands and gilt-lettered red and black spine labels. The books show light shelfwear. The bindings are firm. The volumes have new endpapers. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing, with offsetting on pages opposite the plates. This work is illustrated with 21 of 24 plates. A few maps and text pages are loose in binding. This set lacks the following plates:

Volume 1: Plate at page 91 (Van Diemens Land), Plate at page 355 (A Woman of Eaoo...)
Volume 2: Plate at page 410 (West Coast of North America)

All plates in the third volume are present. Appendices in the third volume have numerous tables and language glossaries for the indigenous peoples of the Friendly Islands, the Nootka of King George's Sound, and the Atooi, "one of the Sandwich Islands." There is a one-page advertisement at end of third volume.
Lot 3011

$40

Details: This lot consists of the issues of "Ladies' Home Journal" shown in the corresponding images.

The issues in this lot range from the year 1905 to the year 1933, non-consecutively. These richly illustrated magazines contain political articles, coverage of current events, features on fashion, and recent literature.

Also of note in these magazines are the vintage and antique illustrated advertisements for well-known brands such as Campbell's Soup, Dodge, Packard, Chevrolet, and Aunt Jemima.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from 10 3/4" x 13 3/4" to 11" x 16 1/4", may display some age/wear indications, including light soiling, edge wear, and detaching/detached wrappers. All front covers are present.
Lot 3012

$30

Details: This lot comprises the following two (2) beautifully framed original antique views of St. Martin’s Church in London from the collection of Dr. K.C. Parsons, the former Dean of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and a dedicated antiquarian collector:

A March Wind, hand-colored engraving, M. Jackson/C.R., in decorative wood frame, c. 1850, in decorative wood frame, approx. 21”x17” overall

The Thanksgiving Day, engraving, c. 1850, in decorative wood frame, approx. 22”x18” overall
Condition / Notes: These antique prints are generally well-preserved and show some acceptable signs of age and handling including mild toning and fading. They are handsomely presented in decorative wood frames.
Lot 3013

$50

Title: Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier. A Loan Exhibition 23 September - 31 October 1965
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Trustees of the British Museum
City: Oxford
Year: 1965
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 75 pages plus cxxviii plates
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: Jean Grolier de Servières, viscount d'Aguisy (1489-90 – 22 October 1565) was Treasurer-General of France and a famous bibliophile. As a book collector, Grolier is known in particular for his patronage of the Aldine Press, and his love of richly decorated bookbindings. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in brown leather with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation to the front cover and spine. The book is in excellent condition. The color frontispiece depicts a Justinus volume. This work is illustrated with 139 black and white plates.

The volume is protected by a clear plastic dust jacket.
Lot 3014

$20

Title: Lettres d'un antiquaire a un artiste sur l'emploi de la peinture historique murale dans la decoration des temples et des autres edifices publics ou particuliers chez les grecs et les romains; ouvrage pouvant servir de suite et de supplement a tous ceux qui traitent de l'histoire de l'art dans l'antiquite.
Author: Jean Antoine Letronne - Jean Antoine Letronne was a French archaeologist. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Heideloff et Campe, libraires
City: Paris
Year: 1835
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/524 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in marbled paper, with a black leather backstrip bearing stamped gilt lettering. The hinges are cracked. The pages and the edges of the text block display moderate foxing, and toning concentrated mainly at the extremities. The front flyleaf contains light markings in pencil. The rear pastedown contains notations in ink.
Lot 3015

$100

Title: The Lamps of Tiffany
Author: Egon Neustadt
Publisher: The Fairfield Press
City: New York
Year: 1970
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 224 pages
Width: 10.75" Height: 14"
Book Details: A Tiffany lamp is a type of lamp with a glass shade made with glass designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his design studio. The most famous was the stained leaded glass lamp. Tiffany lamps are considered part of the Art Nouveau movement. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This large quarto volume is bound in orange cloth covers, with stamped gilt and reflective purple lettering/ornamentation on the front cover and spine. There is light shelf wear/toning at the edges. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with stained-glass patterned endpapers. The pages are clean and bright. The work is profusely illustrated with color photographs of Tiffany lamps.

The volume has its original dust jacket with light edge wear, protected by mylar.
Lot 3016

$45

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

Included in this lot are an issue of "The Mentor," which features a cover illustration and articles on Joseph Conrad; "The Lotus Magazine"; "The American Magazine"; and "The Farm Journal." These issues range non-consecutively from the year 1892 to the year 1950, with a large concentration of magazines published in the 1920s and 1930s.

Also present are issues of "Flair," which includes a stark cover image, with cut-out that leads the reader inside to a full-page illustration entitled "The Spirit of Flair," by Rene Gruau. "Flair" also includes tipped in color plates, and a tipped in pamphlet called "A Letter to Americans," by Jean Cocteau.

Also present is an issue of "Fortune" from October 1931, which includes information about Ford. Chevrolet, and Plymouth cars, and a feature called "U.S. Liquor Industry," which includes a two-page color map of the liquor industry in the United States.

Also of note in this lot are numerous issues of "The Shrine Magazine," which feature wrappers illustrated in brilliant color, many of which depict scenes of exotic locations.

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Condition / Notes: These periodicals, ranging in size from 5 1/2" x 7" to 11 1/4" x 14" may display some age/wear indications, including soiling, edge wear including some tears, toning, and detaching/detached pages/wraps.
Lot 3017

$20

Title: Should We Stop Teaching Art?
Author: Charles Robert Ashbee - Charles Robert Ashbee was an English designer and entrepreneur who was a prime mover of the Arts and Crafts movement that took its craft ethic from the works of John Ruskin and its co-operative structure from the socialism of William Morris.
Publisher: B. T. Batsford
City: London
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 122 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "The following pages are the portion of a larger work upon which I have for some time been engaged, dealing with the problem of the Arts under mechanical conditions, and which I would shortly entitle "The Man and the Machine." In view of the Parliamentary enquiry upon the work of the English Art Schools, and the change, which seems not improbable, that the whole system of English Art Education may shortly come into the melting pot, I have here presented that portion of the subject dealing with Education only. I offer what seems to me to be a way out of the difficulty that confronts our schools under the conditions imposed on them by Mechanism, and in so doing I want to fix attention upon the challenge implied in the title of this work, "Should we Stop Teaching Art?" (Text of the introduction)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter white cloth and blue paper-covered boards with white-tipped corners. Black lettering appears on the spine and front cover. The book shows external wear, with browning to the spine, as well as mild rubbing and light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. The fore edge of the text block is foxed. A previous owner' red ink stamp appears on the front pastedown, with notation in ink underneath. The front flyleaf has been excised. Heavy foxing is visible on the half title page and the title page. Spotting can also be seen on final pages. Otherwise pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 3018

$55

Details: This lot comprises the following five (5) beautifully framed original antique prints of Northumberland House in Charing Cross, London from the collection of Dr. K.C. Parsons, the former Dean of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and a dedicated antiquarian collector:

Northumberland House Charing Cross, hand-colored engraving, T. Barber/Thomas H. Shepherd, c. 1800, in decorative wood frame, approx. 14”x15” overall

Charing Cross from Northumberland House in 1750, hand-colored engraving, c. 1750, in decorative wood frame, approx. 14”x11” overall

A View of Northumberland House Charing Cross &c., hand-colored engraving, printed for Robert Sayer, c. 1770, in decorative wood frame, approx. 19”x14” overall

Commencement of the Demolition of Northumberland House, colored lithograph, Maclure & Macdonald, c. 1860, in decorative wood frame, approx. 13”x11” overall

The Front of Northumberland House Next Charing Cross, engraving, c. 1752, in decorative wood frame, approx. 14”x11” overall.
Condition / Notes: These antique prints are generally well-preserved and show some acceptable signs of age and handling including mild toning and fading. They are handsomely presented in decorative wood frames.
Lot 3019

$100

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

Among the titles in this lot are "L'ancienne Qatna ou les ruines d'El-Mishrifé," by Le Comte du Mesnil du Buisson (Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner, 1928); "Excavations at New Testament Jericho and Khirbet En-Nitla"; and "A Mound of Many Cities."

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

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

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light foxing, toning, and cracking/cracked hinges. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 3020

$55

Title: Six Full Color Prints: Humming Birds
Artist: John Gould
Print Year: 1946
Width: 16.5" Height: 20.75"
Art Notes: This plate portfolio was published in New York by I. B. Fischer in 1946. The six hummingbirds depicted are Heliodoxa Jacula, Hylonympha Macrocerca, Thalurania Refulgens, Petasophora Iolata, Heliothrix Purpureiceps, and Glaucis Fraseri.

The text on the external wrapper reads:

"A portfolio of six magnificent color prints reproduced with life-like fidelity to the rare originals by the famous 19th century ornithologist-artist, John Gould. Included are beautiful studies of the Great Forked Tialed Humming-Bird, the Barbed Throat, Violet-Ear, Venezuelan Wood-Nymph, and Purple Crowned Fairy. These lovely prints are considered by connoisseurs as among the finest ever produced by the artist and the noted lithographer, H. C. Richter. The delicate beauty and subtle grace of birds in flight or perched on flower plants are caught here with ever-appealing charm. These 16x20.5 inch prints are ideal for framing and are suitable for use with all decors."
Condition: This collection of six photoreproduced plates is housed in a printed paper portfolio wrapper with light age toning nad edge wear, with some closed tears. The colorful hummingbird prints show well, with some marginal smudging and bright, vivid colors.
Lot 3021

$25

Details: This lot consists of the color Album Vilmorin vegetable prints shown in the corresponding images.

Twelve color reproduction prints of these works by Chapmin and Coutance are present, circa 1980.

The French company Vilmorin-Andrieux & Cie arose in the 18th century from the collaboration of Philippe Victoire de Vilmorina grain and plant merchant and connoisseur and his father-in-law, Pierre Andrieux, Botanist to the King. The Vilmorins, though only producers and merchants on the Paris market, contributed enormously to the botanical and agronomic knowledge of their time. Their first catalogue, comprising all kinds of seeds for kitchen-garden vegetables including legumes, salad plants, flower seeds and bulbs appeared in 1766. It was followed by a series of Publications périodiques in which the quality of botanical and horticultural information was equaled only by the illustrations. By the mid-19th century, the firm had become the most important seed company in the world active in production, trade, and scientific advances, thanks largely to Louis de Vilmorins crucial research into selection and heredity in the 1850s.

At the height of its international renown, the company published its splendid Album Vilmorin. Les Plantes potagères (The Vegetable Garden, 1850-1895) featuring 46 magnificent color plates. The Vilmorins employed some 15 painters to create this work of agro-botanic iconography; most had trained as artist-naturalists at the Jardin des Plantes, the former Royal Gardens, including Elisa Champin, who painted a large number of the finest plates. These illustrations, reproduced here with care and accuracy, transcend mere artistic interest; they are also a valuable resource for anyone researching cultivarietal evolution, and old varieties of fruits and vegetables.

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Condition / Notes: These prints show well, with some light edge wear and vivid coloration. Each piece measures approximately 18.5" by 25.25".
Lot 3022

$30

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

Among the periodicals in this lot are issues of "Fortune," "McCall's," "Theatre Magazine," "Yank," "Sports Car," "Collier's," "The Saturday Evening Post," and "Ladies' Home Journal," among numerous others.

Of note in this lot are the richly illustrated front covers of the two issues of "Fortune," and the issue of "Yank" published during World War II.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from 8" x 11" to 11 3/4" x 14", may display some age/wear indications, including chipping, toning, creasing, and detaching/detached wrappers. All front covers are present.
Lot 3023

$100

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

Among the titles in this lot are "True Stories or Interesting Anecdotes of Young Persons," "Brief Extracts From the Works of Isaac Penington," and "The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People Called Quakers."

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Condition / Notes: These books display some age/wear indications, including chipping, detaching/detached boards, and insect damage, which is mostly confined to corners and edges. Due to their age, some of these volumes show substantial damage. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 3024

$225

Title: Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1825, 1826, and 1827. Including an Account of the Progress of a Detachment to the Eastward
Author: John Franklin - Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin KCH FRGS RN was a British Royal Navy officer and explorer of the Arctic. Franklin also served as Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) from 1837 to 1843. He disappeared on his last expedition, attempting to chart and navigate a section of the Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic. The icebound ships were abandoned and the entire crew perished from starvation, hypothermia, tuberculosis, lead poisoning and scurvy. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), John Richardson - Sir John Richardson (5 November 1787 – 5 June 1865) was a Scottish naval surgeon, naturalist and arctic explorer. [Courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: John Murray
City: London
Year: 1828
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/320 pages plus clvii and 1 page of errata
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the second quarto edition of this work, an edition which is considerably scarcer than the first. Abbey Travel II, 635.

This antique volume is bound in contemporary quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards. The rear board is detached. This former library book shows external wear, with significant wear, with loss, to the spine cover and along the edges of the front and rear boards. The front and rear cover displays rubbing. A library bookplate appears on a worn front pastedown. The pages exhibit scattered foxing, heavier on the margins and versos of the plates. There are blindstamps to title, H1, ink numbering to verso of title, p.48, and verso of final map, tear text to pages 47/48 and 105/106, plates facing p.143 and p.193 and the first and last of the folding maps at the rear, creasing to two of the other folding maps

This work has 31 engraved plates, 5 (of 6) folding engraved maps (1 hand-coloured in outline). This volume lacks map 5 "from Bear Lake to the Sea, including the discoveries of the Expedition..."
Lot 3025

$70

Title: Early Illustrated Books: A History of the Decoration and Illustration of Books in the 15th and 16th Centuries
Author: Alfred W. Pollard - Alfred William Pollard was an English bibliographer, widely credited for bringing a higher level of scholarly rigor to the study of Shakespearean texts.

Pollard was educated at King's College School in London and St John's College at the University of Oxford. He joined the staff of the British Museum in 1883, as assistant in the Department of Printed Books; he was promoted to Assistant Keeper in 1909, and Keeper in 1919. In the latter year, Pollard was appointed Professor of English Bibliography at the University of London. He was Honorary Secretary of the Bibliographical Society from 1893 to 1934 and edited the Society's journal The Library for thirty years (1903–34). He received the Society's Gold Medal in 1929.

Pollard wrote widely on a range of subjects in English literature throughout his career, and collaborated with various scholars in specialized studies; he edited Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, and a collection of Fifteenth Century Poetry and Prose. He was a longtime friend of the poet A. E. Housman, and a close colleague of the prominent Shakespeare scholars Edmund Kerchever Chambers and R. B. McKerrow. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co.
City: London/New York
Year: 1917
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/254 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Contents include chapters on Germany, Italy, France, Holland, and Spain.
Condition / Notes: This antique second edition is bound in brown cloth, with the title printed on a paper spine label. The exterior shows a few small brown markings. There is bumping at the head and foot of the spine cover. The binding is sound. The pages are moderately toned.
Lot 3026

$45

Title: Historical Collections of Ohio; Containing a Collection of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc. Relating to Its General and Local History with Descriptions of Its Counties, Principal Towns and Villages. Illustrated by 180 Engravings, Giving Views of the Chief Towns,--Public Buildings,--Relics of Antiquity,--Historic Localities,--Natural Scenery, Etc.
Author: Henry Howe - Henry Howe was an American author who wrote histories of several states in the United States. His most celebrated work is the three volume "Historical Collections of Ohio." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Published for the Author by Bradley & Anthony
City: Cincinnati
Year: 1849
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 599 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details: This book contains a county-by-county historical account of the state of Ohio.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with stamped gilt lettering and raised bands on the spine. The exterior shows moderate scuffing and rubbing at the extremities. The front hinge is cracked; the rear hinge is beginning to separate. The pages display moderate toning, and scattered foxing and soiling.

This book contains 180 illustrations, a hand-colored frontispiece ("Repulse of the British Before Fort Stephenson"), and a fold-out map. The hand-colored fold-out map of Ohio displays moderate scattered soiling.
Lot 3027

$50

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

Among the titles in this lot are both volumes of "Sacred History," three non-consecutive volumes of "Friends' Miscellany," and "Piety Promoted."

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Condition / Notes: These books display some age/wear indications, including toning, detaching/detached boards, and moisture markings. Due to their age, some of these volumes show substantial wear. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 3028

$35

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

Among the titles in this lot are five volumes of "The History of the Puritans, or Protestant Non-Conformists, From the Death of King Charles II. to the Act of Toleration in the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, in the Year 1688," by Daniel Neal (Charles Ewer, 1817); three volumes of "Southennan," by John Galt (Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830); three volumes of "The Adventures of Gil Blas, of Santillane." by Le Sage (Vernor and Hood, 1802); one copy of "The Provost" (T. Cadell, 1822); and seven copies of "The Noble Jilt," by Anthony Trollope (Constable & Company, 1923).

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Condition / Notes: These books display some age/wear indications, including detached boards and spine covers, detached pages, chipped and/or detached dust jacket panels, soiling, and toning. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 3029

$100

Title: French Scenic Wallpaper 1795-1865
Author: Odile Nouvel-Kammerer
Publisher: Musee des Arts decoratifs / Flammarion
City: Paris
Year: 2000
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 334 pages
Width: 11" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: From the foreword:

Nineteenth-century scenic wallpapers were long thought to be a mere substitute for decoration painted directly onto the paneled walls of ancient regime dwellings. . . . Then in 1966, Yoland Amic, a curator at the Musee des Arts decoratifs, exhumed some enormous scrolls from the attic of the museums Marsan wing. They turned out to be scenic wallpaper . . . That marked the start of a new department at the Musee des Arts decoratifs, one enriched by wallpapers preserved in the library and by donations, bequests, and purchases arranged by successive curators, notably Odile Nouvel-KIammerer and now Veronique de Bruignac-La Hougue.
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in blue cloth covers with blind-stamped lettering on the spine. There is very mild shelf wear at the edges. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated with black and white as well as color photographs and illustrations depicting French scenic wallpaper. The volume is housed in its original illustrated dust jacket, well-preserved in mylar.
Lot 3030

$10

Title: The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting - Raimond Van Marle
Author: Raimond Van Marle
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff
City: The Hague
Year: 1923-1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 19 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: This is an extensive survey of Italian art.
Condition / Notes: This is a complete set of the first edition of this work, including the index volume. The antique set is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spines and front covers. The books show moderate shelf wear. The bindings are sound.The text blocks are adorned with yellow edges and gray endpapers. The title pages are in black and red. The pages show mild age toning. These volumes are profusely illustrated with over 5000 black and white reproductions of historical Italian art.
Lot 3031

$20

Title: Library of Congress. A. L. A. Portrait Index: Index to the Portraits Contained in Printed Books and Periodicals
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Nina E. Browne, William Coolidge Lane
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1906
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: lxxxv/1601 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 10"
Book Details: Over 120,000 portraits of more than 40,000 individuals, indexed from more than 6,000 volumes, including periodicals, arranged alphabetically by subject, with list of publications indexed. Introduction by William Coolidge Lane. Massive, essential reference to published reproductions of portraits in a wide variety of sources.


Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers and a very small tear at the top of the front spine edge. The front hinge is cracked. Finger smudging is visible on the fore edge of the front pastedown. The lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. The entries appear in double columns.
Lot 3032

$60

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique automobile and railroad ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot are freight billheads, time tables for the Union Pacific Railroad, advertisements for Skelly and Gulf oil, Ford and Studebaker owner's manuals, Packard magazine advertisements, and three souvenir booklets for scenic railroad travel in California.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 2 1/2" x 4 3/4" to 10 3/4" x 16 1/4", may display some age/wear indications, including toning, light soiling, chipping, and creasing at the corners.
Lot 3033

$55

Title: Heroes and Heroines
Author: Reed Whittemore - Reed Whittemore (1919-2012) was a poet, critic, biographer and professor.
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock
City: New York
Year: 1946
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/80 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This collection of poems, many concerning famous literary and historical characters, was Whittemore's first book.
Condition / Notes: This is an author-signed first edition of this work, with an inscription on the half-title page reading: "To Helen & Lee: / I should have dedicated / Paul REvere to you. / Reed Whittemore."

This vintage volume is bound in pink cloth covres with stamped blue lettering on the front cover and stamped gilt lettering on the spine. The spine is heavily sunned, with moderate rubbing, sunning, and moisture marking to the covers. The binding is solid. The illustrated bookplate of Schubert is affixed to the front pastedown, with a matching signature on the front flyleaf. The pages show mild age toning. The work contains numerous illustrations by Irwin Touster.
Lot 3034

$140

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Thousands of Years," "Das Vermachtins der Pharaonen," and "Studies in East Christian and Roman Art."

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

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

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light edge wear and light toning. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 3035

$35

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Gems from Gilbert & Sullivan's Mikado," featuring an illustrated cover; an issue of "Western Electrician" (July 15, 1905); "What the Boston Elevated Has Done for Rapid Transit" (November, 1910), containing numerous maps of the railway and subway system; "The Quest of the Holy Grail"; an issue of "Industrial Age" (September 6, 1873); and "Our First Baby."

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" to 10 1/2" x 15", may display some age/wear indications, including toning, chipping, creasing, and detached/detaching wrappers.
Lot 3036

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on Pre-Columbian cultures shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Maya Hieroglyphic Writing," "A Commentary on the Dresden Codex," and Parts I and II of "The Danzantes of Monte Alban."

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

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

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear, closed tears to dust jackets, and light creasing. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 3037

$110

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique John Ruskin bibliographies shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot are two volumes: "The Bibliography of Ruskin: A Bibliographical List Arranged in Chronological Order of the Published Writings in Prose and Verse of John Ruskin, M.A., from 1834 to the Present Time (October 1878)" by Richard Herne Shepherd (unnamed publisher, 1878), and a compilation of eleven titles, "Ruskin's Notes," bound as one in half blue leather and marbled boards, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine.

"Ruskin's Notes" contains the following titles:

1. "John Ruskin: A Bibliographical Biography" by William E. A. Axon (reprinted from the fifth volume of the Papers of the Manchester Literary Club, 1879; original wrappers bound in).
2. "Notes on Drawings by Mr. Ruskin, Placed on Exhibition by Professor Norton in the Gallery of Messrs. Noyes & Blakeslee, 127 Tremont Street, Boston" (Cambridge University Press, 1879).
3. "My First Editor: An Autobiographical Reminiscence" by Professor Ruskin (published in "The University Magazine," April, 1878).
4. "Guide to the Principal Pictures in the Academy of Fine Arts at Venice, Arranged for English Travellers: Part I" by John Ruskin (1877).
5. "Guide to the Principal Pictures in the Academy of Fine Arts at Venice, Arranged for English Travellers: Part II" by John Ruskin (1877).
6. "Catalogue of the Sketches and Drawings by J.M.W. Turner, R.A. Exhibited in Marlborough House in the Year 1857-8, Accompanied with Illustrative Notes." by John Ruskin, M.A. (Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1858).
7. "The Relation Between Michael Angelo and Tintorent. Seventh of the Course of Lectures on Sculpture Delivered at Oxford, 1870-71" by John Ruskin (Printed for the Author by Smith, Elder & Co., 1872).
8. "Notes on Some of the Principal Pictures Exhibited in the Rooms of the Royal Academy: 1875" by John Ruskin (George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent / Ellis and White, 1875).
9. "Notes by Mr. Ruskin on His Drawings by the Late J. M.W. Turner, R. A. Exhibited at the Fine Art Society's Galleries, 148, New Bond Street, in the Spring of 1878. Also an Appendix Containing a List of the Engraved Works of J. M. W. Turner Exhibited at the Same Time." (Elevir Press, Printed by John C. Wilkins).
10. "Notes by Mr. Ruskin. Part I: On His Drawings by the Late J. M. W. Turner, R.A. Part II: On His Own Handiwork Illustrative of Turner. The Above Being Exhibited at the Fine Art Society's Galleries, 148, New Bond Street. 1878." (Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham).
11. "Notes by Mr. Ruskin on Samuel Prout and William Hunt, Illustrated by a Loan Collection of Drawings Exhibited at the Fine Art Society's Galleries, 148 New Bond Street. 1879-80."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light rubbing and edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 3038

$20

Title: Die alte deutsche Stadt: Ein Bilderatlas der Stadteansichten bis zum Ende des 30jahrigen Krieges
Author:
Publisher: Anton Hiersemann
City: Stuttgart / Berlin
Year: 1961
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Width: 10.5" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the fourth volume, devoted to Baden-Wurttemberg, in this series of medieval and early modern (panoramic) illustrations of German locales. This book is bound in green cloth covers with stamped yellow, red, and blue lettering on the spine and front cover. There is light shelf wear at the edges. The binding is solid. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The work contains 167 illustrations by Max Schefold, including numerous double-page and fold-out illustrations.

The volume has its original illustrated dust jacket with moderate edge wear/age toning, protected by mylar.
Lot 3039

$325

Title: Gilbert Stuart: An Illustrated Descriptive List of His Works
Author: Gilbert Stuart - Gilbert Charles Stuart (born Stewart; December 3, 1755 – July 9, 1828) was an American painter from Rhode Island.

Gilbert Stuart is widely considered one of America's foremost portraitists. His best known work, the unfinished portrait of George Washington that is sometimes referred to as The Athenaeum, was begun in 1796 and never finished; Stuart retained the portrait and used it to paint 130 copies which he sold for $100 each. The image of George Washington featured in the painting has appeared on the United States one-dollar bill for over a century, and on various U.S. Postage stamps of the 19th century and early 20th century. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Editor: Lawrence Park
Publisher: William Edwin Rudge
City: New York
Year: 1926
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10" Height: 13.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this set, complete in four volumes. The antique set is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the covers and spines. There is light to moderate shelf wear to the exteriors. The bindings are sound. The title pages are in black and red. The pages show mild age toning. There is a biography of Stuart by Yale professor John Hill Morgan and additional notes by American art historian Royal Cortissoz. These works are lavishly illustrated with frontispiece portraits and plates of Stuart's work, including his famous portrait of George Washington.
Lot 3040

$40

Title: The Just So Song Book: Being the Songs from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories Set to Music by Edward German
Author: Edward German - Sir Edward German (17 February 1862 – 11 November 1936) was an English musician and composer of Welsh descent, best remembered for his extensive output of incidental music for the stage and as a successor to Arthur Sullivan in the field of English comic opera. [Courtesy WIkipedia], 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."

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in England, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient. Among other honours, he was sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, all of which he declined.

Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed according to the political and social climate of the age and the resulting contrasting views about him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell called him a "prophet of British imperialism." Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "He [Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
City: New York
Year: 1903
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 62 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: "Just So Songs" is a collection of twelve poems from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories set to music by Sir Edward German in 1903. It consists of musical settings for voice and piano of "When the Cabin port holes", "The Camel's Hump", "This Uninhabited Island", "I keep six honest serving men", "I am the most wise Baavian", "Kangaroo and Dingo", "Merrow Down", "Of all the tribe of Tegumai", "The Riddle", "The First Friend", "There never was a queen like Balkis", and "Rolling Down to Rio".

The work was originally published under the title Just So Song Book by Macmillan and Co. as well as Doubleday, Page and Co. in New York. Novello published the settings of "Merrow Down", "The First Friend", and "Rolling Down to Rio" individually in 1904.

"The Camel's Hump" and "Rolling Down to Rio" proved to be particularly popular, especially the latter. Both had a number of arrangements produced several years later by the composer for various choral and part-song configurations.

Late in his life, German agreed to have Just So Songs arranged for full chorus and orchestra, but he had retired from composing so he chose the younger composer John West to orchestrate and arrange. West, however, died before making any progress and German, too, died before settling on another collaborator. The arrangement for chorus and orchestra was finally completed by Dr. Gordon Jacob in 1947. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is the first American edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in light green cloth, with stamped dark green lettering and illustration on the front cover and spine. There is moderate spotting and age toning to the exterior. The binding is sound. The pages show mild to moderate age toning, occasionally heavier in the margins. The music notation is clear and legible.
Lot 3041

$25

Details: This lot comprises the following five (5) beautifully framed original antique prints of Charing Cross, London from the collection of Dr. K.C. Parsons, the former Dean of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and a dedicated antiquarian collector:

The Statue of King Charles the 1st at Charing Cross London, engraving, Sutton Nichols, c. 1750, in decorative wood frame, approx. 14”x12” overall

Untitled view of Charing Cross, hand-colored engraving, c. 1870, in decorative wood frame, approx. 11”x13” overall

Pillory Charing Cross, color aquatint, R. Ackerman/Rowlandson & Pugin/Bluck, c. 1809, in decorative wood frame, approx. 16”x14” overall

Statue of Charles I At Charing Cross, color lithograph, c. 1890, in decorative wood frame, approx. 14”x18” overall

Charing Cross, color aquatint, c. 1795, in decorative wood frame, approx. 18”x16” overall
Condition / Notes: These antique prints are generally well-preserved and show some acceptable signs of age and handling including mild toning and fading. They are handsomely presented in decorative wood frames.
Lot 3042

$40

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

Among the titles in this lot are "A Survey of Sardis and the Major Monuments Outside the City Walls," "Art and Technology," and "Mycenaean Studies."

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

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

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning, light foxing, and edge wear. It should be noted that the spine cover of "La civilta Micenea nei documenti contemporanei" is detaching at the extremities. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 3043

$100

Details: This lot comprises seventeen (17) intact original humorous engravings by the famous English caricaturist and printmaker James Gillray, whose vicious political and social satires published between 1792 and 1810 garnered him the title “father of the political cartoon.” These prints are from the circa 1847 Bohn edition from Gillray’s original copper plates. The sheets have been trimmed to sizes ranging from 9”x7” to 10”x14” and most have engravings on both sides as issued, including some partial images not listed here.

The included plates are:

Gentle Manners
Pen-etration
An Illustrious Character
All Bond Street Trembled As He Strode
A Standing-dish at Boodles
The Comforts of a Rumford Stove
Oh! Listen to the Voice of Love
A Scotch Poney
Equestrian Elegance
Waltzer au Mouchoir
So Skiffy Skipt On
Large Boots
Corporal Stamina
Half Natural
Nauticus
Patern-Staff
The Twin Stars
Condition / Notes: These strong, handsome impressions show typical signs of age and handling including some mild toning and a few marginal creases. Margins have been trimmed.
Lot 3044

$175

Details: This lot comprises the following five (5) scarce original engraved maps of London, England, all dating from the mid-to-late 18th century. Provenance: K.C. Parsons Research Library (former Dean of Cornell University’s College of Art, Architecture, and Planning).

“A Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster and Borough of Southwark, with the New Buildings” (Howgego 144), circa 1767, anonymous, likely published in the Gentleman’s Magazine or similar publication, approx. 21”x12” overall

“A New and Accurate Plan of the City of Westminster The Dutchy of Lancaster and Places Adjacent”, circa 1756, Benjamin Cole, Maitland’s History and Survey of London, approx. 17”x11” overall

“A Correct Plan of the Cities of London & Westminster & Borough of Southwark including the Bills of Mortality with the Additional Buildings &c.”, attrib. John Rocque, published as supplement to Volume 30 of the London Magazine circa 1761, approx. 17”x10” overall

“A New Plan of London Westminster and Southwark”, circa 1772, published in John Noorthouck’s A New History of London, with the boundaries of the old London Wall highlighted in red, approx. 28”x19” overall

“A Plan of London and Westminster Shewing the Forts erected by Order of the Parliament in 1643 & the Desolation by the Fire in 1666”, anonymous, published in the Gentleman’s Magazine circa 1749.
Condition / Notes: These unframed 18th century maps show various signs of age including mild to significant toning, tears, and creases.
Lot 3045

$30

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

Included in this lot are four bound compilations of "The Ladies' Repository" from the years 1852, 1853, 1855, and 1875.

"The Ladies' Repository" began publication in 1841 and stopped in 1876. It had a number of editors through the years, the first was Leonidas Lent Hamline. Each issue had stories, essays, and poetry, and an engraving, either of a place or a work of art.

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Condition / Notes: These books, all bound in half leather with textured boards, may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, rubbing, scuffing, and light to moderate foxing. It should be noted that there is a plate lacking from the April, 1875 issue. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 3046

$45

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique bound compilations of The Ladies' Repository shown in the corresponding images.

Present are four volumes of "The Ladies' Repository, and Gatherings of the West. A Monthly Periodical Devoted to Literature and Religion."(Cincinnati: Wright & Swormstedt, others, 1841, 1847, 1849, 1850.)

"The Ladies' Repository" began publication in 1841 and stopped in 1876. It had a number of editors through the years, the first was Leonidas Lent Hamline. Each issue had stories, essays and poetry and an engraving, either of a place or work of art.

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Condition / Notes: These antique bound compilations are bound in half-leather with marbled or textured covers. The pages show moderate age toning and foxing. The volumes are profusely illustrated with plates and steel engravings.

Each volume measures approximately 7.25" by 10.5".
Lot 3047

$120

Title: Catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan Vases in the British Museum
Author: Cecil H. Smith - Sir Cecil Harcourt Smith was a British archaeologist and museum director. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), E. J. Forsdyke - Sir (Edgar) John Forsdyke KCB was Director and Principal Librarian of the British Museum from 1936 to 1950.

Forsdyke was educated at Christ's Hospital and then at Keble College, Oxford, where he was a scholar. He joined the British Museum in 1907, before serving in the Royal Field Artillery as a captain between 1914 and 1919 in the First World War. He edited the Journal of Hellenic Studies from 1912 to 1923. After serving as Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum from 1932 to 1936, he was appointed Director and Principal Librarian in 1936, retiring in 1950. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1937, and was also an Honorary Fellow of Keble College. , H. B. Walters
Publisher: Printed by Order of the Trustees
City: London
Year: 1925
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This set consists of four volumes in five parts:

First volume, first part: Prehistoric Aegean Pottery, by E.J. Forsdyke.
First volume, second part: Cypriote, Italian, and Etruscan Pottery, by H.B. Walters.
Second volume: Black-figured Vases, by H.B. Walters.
Third volume: Vases of the Finest Period, by Cecil H. Smith.
Fourth volume: Vases of the Latest Period, by H.B. Walters.

Condition / Notes: These antique volumes are bound in dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spines. The exteriors show minor rubbing and light bumping. The spine covers exhibit fraying at the extremities, most apparent in the second, third, and fourth volumes. The second and fourth volumes contain library attachments on the front pastedowns. An ex-library stamp and book dealer's markings in pencil appear on the front flyleaf of the first part of the first volume. The fourth volume contains a perforated library stamp on the title page. The bindings are sound. The pages display light to moderate toning.

These books are profusely illustrated with numerous well-preserved plates.
Lot 3048

$90

Title: Lettering for Students and Craftsmen
Author: Graily Hewitt - William Graily Hewit or Graily Hewitt was a British novelist and calligrapher, second only to Edward Johnston in importance to the revival of calligraphy in the country at the turn of the twentieth century.

Hewitt was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge. First training as a lawyer, he interrupted his career to write a novel and a volume of short stories. He later attended Edward Johnston's* evening classes at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and quickly became a teacher there, and at the Camberwell School of Art, taking up Johnston's previous work. Hewitt remained at the Central School until the 1920s and 1930s, publishing together with Johnston throughout the early part of the century and working with a series of other illuminators over the decades.

Hewitt was central to the revival of gilding in calligraphy, and his prolific output on type design also appeared between 1915 and 1943 . His contributions to Writing, illuminating and Lettering and his guide "Lettering for Students & Craftsmen" (1930) are considered particularly crucial to the revival of gilding. He is attributed with the revival of gilding with gesso and gold leaf on vellum. Elements of Hewitt's work are included in a variety of manuscript books. He was one of the initiators of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, in 1921.

Hewitt sought to link calligraphy and type design, arguing that type should represent creations of pen. The Treyford Type, employed for The Pen and Type Design, was a design of Hewitt's. He also created a series of initials for St. John Hornby's Ashendene Press, during the long period 1902 to 1935. He continued calligraphy up to his death on 22 December 1952 aged 88.

His work is kept in the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)


Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited
City: London
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 336 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: This work presents an exploration of the art of hand lettering, from its history to its tools, aimed at those who wish to take up the craft. Hewitt taught a course on Lettering at the Central School of Arts and Crafts for over 30 years.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition, #242 of 380 edition de luxe copies, printed on hand-made paper.

This antique volume is bound in publisher's white cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. This book shows external wear, with toning, mild rubbing and light soiling to the covers. The binding is firm. This volume is decorated with a gilt top edge. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a tipped-in frontispiece and 403 illustrations, some of which are also tipped in. Ribbon bookmark is intact.
Lot 3049

$300

Title: Comus: A Mask
Author:
Publisher: Edward Arnold / Samuel Buckley & Co.
City: London / New York
Year: 1901
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 47 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition, copy number 126 of 150. The colophon, illustrated with a hand-colored vignette, states this work was "printed under the care of C. R. Ashbee, at the Essex House Press."


This antique volume is bound in full vellum, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. A pictorial design depicting flower and the words "Soul Is Form" appear blind stamped on the front cover. The name "Sara Bardfield" is written at the top of the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear. The binding is sound. A book dealer's notation in pencil appears on the front flyleaf, and a 1918 gift inscription in ink can be seen on the front flyleaf. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a woodblock frontispiece by Reginald Savage and illuminated, with decorative initials, by Florence Kinsbord. The volume is preserved in a transparent plastic cover.
Lot 3050

$325

Title: Pompeiana: The Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, the Result of Excavations since 1819
Author: Sir William Gell - Sir William Gell FRS was an English classical archaeologist and illustrator.


William Gell was a great friend of Thomas Moore, Walter Scott and Lord Byron. He wrote many books, most of them illustrated with his own sketches. In 1801, at the age of 24, he was sent on his first diplomatic mission to Greece.

From 1804 to 1806 he travelled in Greece, the neighbouring islands, and coastal Asia Minor. In 1804 he fixed the site of Troy at Bournabashi, some distance south — approximately six miles or nine-and-a-half kilometres directly, eight miles or thirteen kilometres by modern roads – of the modern consensus site at Hisarlik. He cited Jean-Baptiste le Chevalier "and others" as his sources for the idea, which his own observations seemed to him to confirm, although he pointed out what he considered unresolved problems.

He was in 1807 elected a Member of the Society of Dilettanti and a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1811 the Society of Dilettanti commissioned him to explore Greece and Asia Minor. These travels resulted in several publications, e.g. "Geography and Antiquities of Ithaca and Itinerary of Greece, with a Commentary on Pausanias and Strabo."

With these publications he achieved fame in the scholarly circles as a classical topographer. He went with Princess (afterwards Queen) Caroline to Italy in 1814 as one of her chamberlains. He gave evidence in her favour on 6 October 1820, at her trial before the House of Lords, stating that he had left her service merely on account of a fit of the gout and had seen no impropriety between her and her courtier Bergami. However, in letters of 1815 and 1816, written under such pseudonyms as 'Blue Beard', 'Adonis' and 'Gellius', he related bits of scandal about the Queen. He was Knighted on 11 May 1814. Gell was a close friend of Keppel Richard Craven and travelled around Italy with him. From 1820 until his death, he resided in Rome, where he painted. He had another house in Naples, where he received visitors including his particular friends Sir William Drummond, the Hon. Keppel Craven, John Auldjo, Lady Blessington and Sir Walter Scott.

Although crippled by gout, Sir William took Scott to Pompeii and showed him around the excavations. After Scott's death, Sir William drew up an account of their conversations in Naples, part of which is printed in Lockhart's "Life of Scott." It was then that he published some of his best known archaeological work including "Pompeiana" and "The Topography of Troy."

Gell died at Naples in 1836 and was buried in the English Cemetery, Naples. On his death he left all his personal belongings to Craven.

His numerous drawings of classical ruins and localities, executed with great detail and exactness, are preserved in the British Museum. Gell was a thorough dilettante, fond of society and possessed of little real scholarship. Nonetheless his topographical works became recognised text-books at a time when Greece and even Italy were but superficially known to English travellers. He was a fellow of the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a member of the Institute of France and the Royal Academy in Berlin.

His best-known work is "Pompeiana; The Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii," published between 1817 and 1832, in the first part of which he was assisted by J. P. Gandy. It was followed in 1834 by "The Topography of Rome and Its Vicinity." He wrote also "Topography of Troy and Its Vicinity" (1804); "Geography and Antiquities of Ithaca" (1807); "Itinerary of Greece, with a Commentary on Pausanias and Strabo" (1810); and "Itinerary of the Morea" (1816). Although these works have been superseded by later publications, they continue to provide valuable information for the study of classical topography. He is, together with his friends Edward Dodwell and Keppel Richard Craven, by some modern scholars seen as the founder of the study of the historical topography of the hinterland of Rome. His works and notebooks proved very valuable for the topographical studies done by Thomas Ashby at the beginning of the 20th century. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Jennings and Chaplin
City: London
Year: 1832
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This handsome set is bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering to the spines. These books show moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to the covers. The bindings are sound. These volumes are adorned with a gilt top edge and marbled endpapers. The antique armorial bookplate of John Benjamin Heath is affixed to the front pastedowns. The pages and plates are largely clean and bright, with only a small amount of scattered foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author and engraved plates.
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