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Lot 3161

$70

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These assorted volumes of American history cover many topics, including lynching, Wyoming County, PA, and General Sullivan's 1779 campaign against native Americans. 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 3162

$10

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). These books all concern 20th century art history or are references on artistic techniques. 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 3163

$25

Title: Precis de la captivite et de la mort du bon Roi Louis XVI
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: L. Lefort, Libraire, Imprimeur du Roi
City: Lille, France
Year: 1829
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 194 pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book lacks spine cover, rear board displays lack of material to upper edge. Binding is sound. Pages show occasional light foxing.
 
Lot 3164

$20

Title: Romische Geschichte
Author: Theodor Mommsen - Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen was a German classical scholar, historian, jurist, journalist, politician, archaeologist, and writer generally regarded as the greatest classicist of the 19th century. His work regarding Roman history is still of fundamental importance for contemporary research. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1902, and was also a prominent German politician, as a member of the Prussian and German parliaments. His works on Roman law and on the law of obligations had a significant impact on the German civil code (BGB)
Publisher: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung
City: Berlin
Year: 1931-1933
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in brown cloth with stamped dark green lettering to spines and front covers. Books show foxing and staining to covers and edges of text block. Volumes are solidly bound. Interiors are clean and without markings. Well-preserved fold-out color maps appear at rear of fourth volume.
 
Lot 3165

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes five vintage 1916 sheet music and a rare framed announcement of a 1912 high school "minstrel show." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are all in excellent, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and are preserved in individual protective sleeves.
 
Lot 3166

$20

Title: Report of the Mayor's Market Commission of New York City
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: J. J. Little & Ives Co. N. Y. Printers and Bookbinders
City: New York
Year: 1913
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 311 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: "The Market Commission appointed by Mayor Gaynor on May 14, 1912, to investigate and report on conditions under which foodstuffs are marketed at present in the Boroughs of Manhattan and The Bronx, and make recommendations for the bettering of those conditions, submits the accompanying report" (from Letter of Transmittal, dated December 30, 1913).

Report presents objects and work of the Commission, summary of market conditions in New York City, methods of marketing farm products, prices, facilities for distribution within the City, public markets and proposed market system for the City, as well as its recommendations.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Fold-out plans and maps are well preserved.
 
Lot 3167

$10

Title: A Green Part of the World: Paintings by Anthony Green
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Martin Bailey
Publisher: Thames and Hudson
City: London
Year: 1984
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 77 pages
Width: 8" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare artist-signed first edition. Anthony Green's signature appears on title page.

Volume is bound in laminated illustrated boards. Book shows light external wear. Interior is clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with bright (mostly) color reproductions of the artist's work.
 
Lot 3168

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the antique German translation of Homer and Vergil shown in the corresponding image(s). This vellum-bound volume contains a posthumously published translation by Augsburg Meistersinger and notary Johann Spreng of Homer's "Iliad" and portions of Vergil's "Aeneid." This is purported to be the first verse translation of Homer into German.

This volume lacks title page and all other pages prior to page beginning "An den gunstigen Leser." This book contains 584 pages of the Homeric work and 463 pages of the Roman poet's epic. The year 1629 is written in pencil on verso of front cover (though page numbers of this edition do not appear to match edition of that year). Book measures approximately 7" x 8.5".

Condition / Notes: Antique volume shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Volume is disbound. As mentioned above, title page and other preliminary pages are no longer present. Pages display spotting, with heavy foxing at times. Occasional closed tears at edges are also present. Book is illustrated with vignettes.
 
Lot 3169

$250

Title: The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Author: Portia Takakjian
Publisher: Phoenix Publications, Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 27 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 18 of these books are still in shrink wrap.
 
Lot 3170

$10

Title: The Jewish Stake in Vietnam
Author: Joseph Churba - Joseph Churba was a United States Air Force Middle East intelligence expert, author, and political activist known for his support of Israel. Churba was born in Brooklyn, New York City into a Jewish family which was originally from Syria. He spoke both Hebrew and Arabic. He graduated from Brooklyn College in 1957, and from Columbia University in 1965 with a degree in Middle East studies.

Meir Kahane - Martin David Kahane, also known as Meir Kahane, was an American-Israeli rabbi and ultra-nationalist writer and political figure, whose work became either the direct or indirect foundation of most modern Jewish terrorist groups. He was an ordained Orthodox rabbi and later served as a member of the Israeli Knesset. Kahane also used the pen names Benyac and David Sinai and the pseudonyms Michael King, David Borac, and Martin Keene.

Publisher: Crossroads Publishing Co.
City: New York
Year: 1967
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 224 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows very light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Six pages show underling and marginalia in ink. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with b&w photographs.  Intact dust jacket has very small tear at bottom edge of front cover and small tears at ends of spine.
 
Lot 3171

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s), including a signed, dust-jacketed work by Martin Wank. 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 3172

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of of vintage American biography and history books shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 3173

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of art and design books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Charles Burchfield: Catalogue of Paintings in Public and Private Collections" (Manson-Williams-Proctor Institute, 1970) and "Urban Urgencies: City Projects by Francesco Somaini" (Mazzotta, 1972). 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 3174

$30

Details: This lot includes the six copies of Fortune magazine from 1939 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 3175

$25

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). The antique books cover general reference and world history. 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 3176

$70

Details: This lot includes the six copies of Fortune magazine from 1933 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 3177

$15

Book Details: This lot of antique decorative poetry includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Works by James Whitcomb Riley and Macaulay are represented. 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 3178

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson - Dated 1896 by R. H. Russell & Son - Shows external wear and soiling to covers. Firmly bound. Pages are clean and without markings.
- A Widow and Her Friends by Charles Dana Gibson - Dated 1905 by R. H. Russell - Oblong folio shows light soiling to covers. Book is solidly bound. Pages are clean and without markings.
- Pictures of People by Charles Dana Gibson - Dated 1897 by R. H. Russell - Oblong folio shows soiling to covers. Front hinge is cracked. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 3179

$10

Title: Windows on the World: A Novel
Author: Frederic Beigbeder - Frederic Beigbeder is a French writer and literary critic. He won the Prix Interallié in 2003 for his novel "Windows on the World" and the Prix Renaudot in 2009 for his book Un roman français. He is also the creator of the Flore and Sade Awards.
Translor: Frank Wynne
Publisher: Hyperion
City: New York
Year: 2004
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 307 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this novel. Author's inscription appears on half title page, with initial portion ("Dear Norma / Welcome to") immediately above the title and the parenthesis "(almost as glamourous as Harry Cipriani") following. Actual signing appears as "Yours / Frederic Beigbeder / New York, April 8th / 2005."

Volume is bound in quarter black cloth over gray boards, with stamped silver lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 3180

$15

Title: The Library of American Biography. Second Series. Volume XIII: Lives of Daniel Boone and Benjamin Lincoln.
Author: Jared Sparks - Jared Sparks was an American historian, educator, and Unitarian minister. He served as President of Harvard University from 1849 to 1853.
Publisher: Charles C. Little and James Brown
City: Boston
Year: 1847
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/434 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Jared Sparks edited the Library of American Biography, in two series (10 and 15 vols respectively, 1834–1838, 1844–1847), to which he contributed the lives of Anthony Wayne, Henry Vane the Younger, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, Marquette, La Salle, Count Pulaski, Jean Ribault, Charles Lee and John Ledyard, the last a reprint of his earlier work.

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. This ex-library book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and portion of antique paper label to spine. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. No other institutional markings or attachments are visible. Blank preliminary pages show staining to edges. Pages of text show occasional light foxing and/or marginal staining. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Daniel Boone.
 
Lot 3181

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Catalogue des reliures de style et objets artistiques en cuir cisele by Leon Gruel - Dated c1893 by Leon Gruel - Former library volume with customary markings and attachments.
- English Translations from the Spanish and Portuguese to the Year 1700: An Annotated Catalogue of the Extant Printed Versions (excluding Dramatic Adaptations) by A. F. Allison - Dated 1974 by Wm. Dawson & Sons Ltd.
- Die schone Literatur der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika in deutschen Ubersetzungen: Eine Bibliographie by Richard Mummendey - Dated 1961 by H. Bouvier U. Co., Publishers
- Sonderarbeiten des Buchbinders: Ein Werkbuch fur Unterricht und Werkstatt by Fritz Wiese - Dated 1984 by Schlutersche Verlagsanstalt und Druckerei
- Bibliographie des principales editions originales d'ecrivains francais du XVe au XVIIIe siecle: ouvrage contenant environ 300 fac-similes de titre des livres decrits by Jules Le Petit - Dated 1966 by Burt Franklin
 
Lot 3182

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material consists of various legal documents, most handwritten, from the 18th through the early 20th centuries, from different states in the eastern U.S. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are all in excellent, intact condition with some age/wear indications, and are preserved in individual, protective sleeves.
 
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