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Lot 3206

$225

Title: A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence: In Antiquities. Concerning the Most Noble, and Renowned English Nation. By the Study, and Travell of R. V. Dedicated unto the Kings Most Excellent Majesty
Author: Richard Verstegan - Richard Rowlands, Anglo-Dutch antiquary, whose real name was Verstegen (usually anglicized Verstegan), was the son of a cooper established in East London. His grandfather, Theodore Roland Verstegen, a Dutch emigrant, came from Gelderland to the Kingdom of England c. 1500.

His original works include "Theatrum Crudelitatum haereticorum nostri temporis" ("Theatre of the Cruelties of the heretics of our time") (1587); "A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence in Antiquities concerning the most noble and renowned English Nation" (1605; reprinted 1628, 1634, 1652, 1655, 1673); "Neder Duytsche Epigrammen" (1617); "Sundry Successive Regal Governments in England" (1620); and "Spiegel der Nederlandsche Elenden" (1621). The verses on the defeat of the Irish rebels under Tyrone, entitled "England's Joy," by R. R. (1601), have mistakenly been attributed to him.

"The Nederlantsche Antiquiteyten," published from 1613 onwards in a variety of editions (1631, 1646, 1662, 1700, 1701, 1705, 1714, 1725, 1733, 1756, 1809), is an adaptation of his "Restitution of Decayed Intelligence." From 1617 to about 1630 Verstegan was a prolific writer in Dutch, producing epigrams, characters, jestbooks, polemics. He also penned journalistic commentaries, satires and editorials for the Nieuwe Tijdinghen (New Tidings) printed in Antwerp by Abraham Verhoeven from 1620 to 1629. This makes him one of the earliest identifiable newspaper journalists in Europe.

Publisher: Joyce Norton and Richard Whitaker
City: London
Year: 1634
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: (xxiv)/338 pages plus (xiv (containing table and final blank)).
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: On the origins of the "Noble" English Nation from its Saxon and German origins, the origin of the English language and names from the Saxon, Dane and Norman, and the origin of ancient titles of honor. First published 1605 and dedicated to James I.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce third edition of this work. 
Volume is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Spine has raised bands and gilt lettering. Head and foot of spine are chipped, with minor loss to lowest portion. Boards are detached. Front endpaper and title page are detached. Rear endpaper and final blank pages are attached to board. Remaining text block is intact. Pages display mild foxing. Title-page is printed in red & black with engraved vignette, with woodcut initials and tail-pieces, and 10 further engraved vignette illustrations.
 
Lot 3207

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Colorfully bound, these boys adventure books include titles by Horatio Alger and Edward S. Ellis.To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3208

$25

Title: Pathways through the Bible
Author: Mortimer J. Cohen
Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society of America
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1961
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxx/558 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To / Dr. Sidney O. Krasnoff / in heartfelt gratitude / for his devoted service / and as a token of / appreciation of the author / Mortimer J. Cohen, / Rabbi / Hannukkah / 1960."

Volume is bound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows very light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Full-page illustrations by Arthur Szyk. Intact dust jacket has taping to bottom portion of rear cover, and small closed tears at edges.
 
Lot 3209

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the books about 20th c. Norwegian and Danish jazz culture which are shown in the corresponding image(s). Books are in Danish, English, and German. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3210

$25

Title: Zephyrs from Italy and Sicily
Author: William M. Gould
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1852
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 336 pages plus 4 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with light staining to covers, small tear to lower portion of front gutter, and minor loss of material to lightly bumped outside corners. Binding is tight. Endpapers and pages display foxing. Fold-out color frontispiece plate "Napoleon at the sanguinary battle on the bridge of Lodi" is intact.
 
Lot 3211

$20

Book Details: This lot includes five German language books from the 1920s-'30s on Arctic exploration shown in the corresponding image(s). Authors included in this lot are Filchner, Malmgren, Drastrup, and Pedersen. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3212

$10

Book Details: This lot includes two books shown in the corresponding image(s): "Reflections and Research on Ragtime" and an early French book on religion and revolution in Belgium. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction
Condition / Notes: The ragtime book is in very good condition. The binding of the French book has come away from the spine.
 
Lot 3213

$15

Book Details: This group of antique estate books shown is in the corresponding image(s). Included are novels and children's books, and one on the Adirondacks. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3214

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on international art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of "An Leabhar Mor: The Great Book of Gaelic" (Canongate Books, 2002) and "Quince: Salon de los dieciseis" (Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1995). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3215

$25

Title: Capstans and Windlasses: An Illustrated History of Their Use at Sea
Author: John H. Harland
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 130 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 3216

$90

Title: The Frigate Diana
Author: David White
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1987
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 120 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series "Anatomy of the Ship." The DIANA was one of the few Royal Navy frigates for which nearly all records and drawings have survived, from its launching in 1794 to its decommissioning and sale to the Dutch in 1815. This volume offers close photographic studies of the several models that have survived, plus several score reconstructed detailed architectural drawings of her hull, deck plans, sail plan, stowage, armament, and outfitting.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 24 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All of these books are still in plastic wrapping.
 
Lot 3217

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes ornate, engraved antique billheads and stationery dating from the 1870s through 1913. Cities all over the country are represented, with a majority coming from Chicago. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are in excellent, intact condition with some age/wear indications. All are preserved in individual sleeves.
 
Lot 3218

$20

Title: Die stadtische Abwasserbeseitigung in Deutschland: Worterbuchartig angeordnete Nachrichten und Beschreibungen stadtischer Kanalisations- und Klaranlagen in deutschen Wohnplatzen (Abwasser-Lexikon.) Erster Band: Das deutsche Maas-, Rhein- und Donaugebiet umfassend, nebst einem Anhang: Abwasserbeseitigungsanlagen in grosseren Anstalten
Publisher: Verlag von Gustav Fischer
City: Jena
Year: 1906
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: x/576 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Gilt lettering appears on spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and corners of boards. Rear cover displays rubbing. Binding is firm. Trace of bookplate removal on front pastedown. Pages with red edges are clean and without markings. Illustrated with full- and double-page maps. Fold-out maps and plans are well preserved.
 
Lot 3219

$25

Title: The Farmer's Every-Day Book; or, Sketches of Social Life in the Country: with the Popular Elements of Practical and Theoretical Agriculture, and Twelve Hundred Laconics and Apothegms relating to Ethics, Religion, and General Literature; Also, Five Hundred Receipts on Hygeian, Domestic, and Rural Economy
Author: John L. Blake
Publisher: Derby, Miller and Company
City: Auburn, New York
Year: 1851
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 654 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped full leather, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers, scuffing at edges and minor loss at corners. Spine cover shows tears at edges of head and foot. Binding is beginning to separate at front hinge. Pages show at times heavy foxing. Text block is shaken. Pages 191 and 192 are detached. Other pages detaching. Illustrated with plates.
 
Lot 3220

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). All are histories of New York state counties. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3221

$50

Title: Passenger to Teheran
Author: Vita Sackville-West - Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH, best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author, poet and gardener. She won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927 and 1933. She was famous for her exuberant aristocratic life, her strong marriage (although she and her husband Harold Nicolson were both bisexual), her passionate affair with novelist Virginia Woolf and the garden that she and Nicolson created at Sissinghurst.
Publisher: George H. Doran Company
City: New York
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 181 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in decorative paper board covers with black spine bearing printed label. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Title page and a number of other pages display heavy foxing. Illustrated with frontispiece and photographic plates.
 
Lot 3222

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Valaam: Photo Album - Dated 1996 by Publishing House of the Valaam Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Saviour - First Edition - Large format volume, bilingual in Russian and English. Profusely illustrated. Inscription in pen across title page.
- The Great Revival: The Russian Church under German Occupation by Wassilij Alexeev, Theofanis G. Stavrou - Dated 1976 by Burgess Publishing Company - First Printing- Yan Rainis: Ave Sol! by Yan Rainis - Dated 1967 by Izdatel'stvo "Liesma" - Latvian poetry translated into Russian. Full-page illustrations by Aleksandr Stankevich.
 
Lot 3223

$80

Title: Summer's Children: A Photographic Cycle of Life at Camp
Author: Barbara Morgan
Publisher: Morgan & Morgan, Publishers
City: Scarsdale, New York
Year: 1951
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9.5" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-signed first edition. Inscription on half title page reads "For Charlie Arnold / and Blessings / and Thanks / Nov - 11 - 79 / Barbara Morgan."

Volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped yellow lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 3224

$200

Title: Illustrated Guide Book of the Ithaca Gorge, and Its Surroundings
Author: uncredited author
Editor: William G. Johnson
Publisher: Andrus, McChain & Lyons
City: Ithaca
Year: 1873
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 58 pages plus 14 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique string-bound volume lacks front wrapper. Initial blank page shows minor loss of material at lower right corner and turned down upper right corner. Faint water marking appears along top edge of initial pages. Spotting and marginal markings are visible on final pages, as well as rear wrapper. Light foxing to fold-out sketch map of the state of New York and to table of distances opposite it.
 
Lot 3225

$25

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These are books of art history and art reference, mostly on 20th century topics. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots 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.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 3226

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material consists of 300+ non-cachet and cachet First Day covers (mixed 2000-3000 Scott Range) and 40+ 1910s-1940s covers. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: 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. All these covers are remarkably clean and uncreased. The first day covers are in protective sleeves.
 
Lot 3227

$40

Details: This lot includes the six copies of Fortune magazine from 1931 shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines feature an extra-large format on thick matte paper and run to about 150 pages each. The graphic design is particularly noteworthy. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications, such as tattered corners or bindings. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 3228

$10

Title: Photo Etching for Modellers
Author: Azien Watkin, Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2002
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 64 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.

Please note that this lot contains 80 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
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