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Lot 6001

$750

Title: The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects
Author: Thomas Meehan - Thomas Meehan was a noted British-born nurseryman, botanist and author. He worked as a Kew gardener in 1846–1848, and thereafter he moved to Germantown in Philadelphia. He was the founder of Meehan's Monthly (1891–1901) and editor of Gardener's Monthly (1859–1888).

Meehan grew up on the Isle of Wight. His interest in plants was sparked by his father, who was a gardener. He published his first botanical contribution at age fourteen, which led to his membership of the Wernernian Society. His knowledge and skills resulted in his securing a position at Kew Gardens from 1846 to 1848, where he was influenced by William Jackson Hooker.

Meehan travelled to Philadelphia in 1848 and worked for the owner of Bartram's Garden, who was pioneer locomotive builder Andrew M. Eastwick (1811–1879) and who, with Thomas De Kay and Joseph Harrison, had contracted to build the first railroad in Russia . Meehan started a nursery in partnership with William Saunders in Germantown near Philadelphia, where he lived with his family for the rest of his life. When his business with Saunders ended, he started the Germantown Nurseries, which became Thomas Meehan & Sons in 1896. His brother Joseph Meehan (1840-1920) joined the firm in 1859. Thomas Meehan's three sons Thomas B. Meehan, Mendelson Meehan and J. Franklin Meehan also had notable careers while they ran the nursery. J. Franklin designed parks and golf courses including Spring Ford Country Club, Ashborne Country Club and North Hills (originally called Edge Hill Golf Club). He left Edge Hill to design Sandy Run Country Club, where he also served as its first president.

Meehan and family supplied plants to the United States and Europe for seven decades, expanding to cover 60 hectares in the twentieth century. Their specialty was ornamentals, such as Japanese maples. In 1888, Thomas Meehan rediscovered the Pink Dogwood Cornus florida var. rubra, which was thought to be extinct, along the banks of the Wissahickon Creek, which is now part of Philadelphia municipal park system. Meehan's researches in botany led to his being the editor of The Gardener's Monthly (1859–1888), and then of Meehans' Monthly (1891–1902), two horticultural journals with the largest circulation at that time. Meehan wrote his own agriculture columns for five newspapers.

Meehan was a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the American Association of Nurserymen, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the American Pomological Society, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Philosophical Society. He was also an honorary member of the Royal Horticultural Society (London). He corresponded with foremost botanists William Darlington, Josiah Hoopes, William Saunders, George Engelmann, John Torrey, Asa Gray, Maxwell T. Masters, Ferdinand von Mueller, George Nicholson and Charles Darwin.


Publisher: L. Prang and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1878-1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set is bound in its original leather, with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering to the spines, and title gilt-stamped on front cover. The bottom third of the spine cover of the first volume has detached. The bottom panel of the spine of the fourth volume is detaching. The books otherwise display mild rubbing and scuffing, especially along the spine edges. The edges and endpapers are marbled. The bindings are firm. The interiors are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with chromolithograph illustrations with botanical name, publisher, and number to correspond with the textual description. The descriptive text includes a brief technical description of the flower and foliage with bibligraphical citations. A longer descriptive text includes historical and anecdotal information. There is a table of contents in each volume. In two series, two volumes each. Volumes III and IV constitute Series 2. Also present are a systematic index, and indices of botanical and common names at end of the second and fourth volumes.
Lot 6002

$3250

Title: History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the Sources of the Missouri, Thence acros the Rocky Mountains and down the RIver Columbia to the Pacific Ocean, Performed during the Years 1804-5-6 by order of the Government of the United States
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Paul Allen
Publisher: Bradford and Inskeep
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1814
Binding Style: Other - see description
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 0" Height: 0"
Book Details: This is the first official edition of the journals of the expedition across the Louisiana territory to the Pacific Ocean led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, 1804-6. Reuben Gold Thwaites notes that about 2000 copies were published but 583 were apparently lost. See Thwaites, "The Story of Lewis and Clark's Journals" in The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society 6:1 (March 1903), 26-53. Donald Jackson notes that several "unauthorized," spurious journals had previously appeared, Howes 321 for example. See Jackson, "The Race to Publish Lewis and Clark" in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 85:2 (April 1961), 163-77. Lewis had made some arrangements for publishing the journals before his death in 1809, whereupon the project was taken up by Clark with the assistance of Nicholas Biddle and Paul Allen. Biddle did not wish to claim credit for his contribution, and he engaged the services of Allen whose role was "but that of a reviser for the press." (Thwaites 36).
Condition / Notes: The second volume is bound in original paper-covered boards, the first volume in later quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards, with a gilt-stamped label and five raised bands on the spine, both volumes are in later slipcases.

The first volume, measuring approximately 5.75" x 8.75", has been rebound. The boards and spine are rubbed at edges, with tanning and foxing to the pages. Previous owners' names appear on the front pastedown, title page, and the first page of preface. The second volume, measuring approximately 6.5" x 9.25", displays extensive wear. The book is in its original binding, shaken, and lacking the spine, the back cover, and the back free endpapers. The front cover is worn and rubbed. The final leaves of text are curled and torn at edges but the text itself is intact. There is foxing and tanning throughout the text. This book is preserved in a brown cloth portfolio.

Without the large foldout engraved map in the first volume, which was not issued in all copies (however, a facsimile of the map is loosely inserted), but with the two engraved map plates. Vol. I also includes a preface by the editor, a biographical sketch of Lewis by Thomas Jefferson, and a table of contents. The second volume includes the three full-page map plates, as well as appendices: "Observations and Reflections" in relation to American Indian nations, a summary statement of rivers and creeks tributary to the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, population estimates of the western Indian tribes, weather observations, and miscellaneous "remarks and reflections." Each volume has a library stamp on front pastedown. Laid in items include Lester J. Cappon, "A Census of Extant Copies in Original Boards" (New York: Columbia University Libraries, 1970), and booksellers' descriptions.

The slipcase for the first volume measures approximately 8" x 10.5", the second 7.5" x 10.5".

This work has been collated and no breaks in pagination are present.


Lot 6003

$350

Title: A Dissertation on Elective Attractions
Author: Torbern Bergman - Torbern Olof Bergman (KVO) was a Swedish chemist and mineralogist noted for his 1775 "Dissertation on Elective Attractions," containing the largest chemical affinity tables ever published. Bergman was the first chemist to use the A, B, C, etc., system of notation for chemical species.

Torbern was born on 20 March 1735, the son of Barthold Bergman and Sara Hägg. He enrolled at the University of Uppsala at age 17. His father wished him to read either law or divinity, while he himself was anxious to study mathematics and natural science; in the effort to please both himself and his father, he overworked himself and harmed his health. During a period of enforced abstinence from study, he amused himself with field botany and entomology. He was able to send Linnaeus specimens of several new kinds of insects, and in 1756 he succeeded in proving that, contrary to the opinion of that naturalist, the so-called Coccus aquaticus was really the ovum of a kind of leech. He returned to the university in 1758, and received his Ph.D. in that year.

Bergman lectured at the university on physics and mathematics. Upon the resignation of the celebrated Wallerius, Bergman was a candidate for the professorship of chemistry and mineralogy. His competitors charged him with ignorance of the subject, because he had never written on it. To refute them, he shut himself up for some time in a laboratory, and prepared a treatise on the manufacture of alum, which became a standard work. He was appointed a professor of chemistry, and remained at this position for the rest of his life.

Bergman greatly contributed to the advancement of quantitative analysis, and he developed a mineral classification scheme based on chemical characteristics and appearance. He is noted for his research on the chemistry of metals, especially bismuth and nickel.

In 1764, Bergman was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In April, 1765 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

In 1771, four years after Joseph Priestley first created artificially carbonated water, Bergman invented a process to make carbonated water from chalk by the action of sulfuric acid. Finally he is noted for his sponsorship of Carl Wilhelm Scheele, whom some deem to be Torbern's "greatest discovery". (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)


Publisher: Printed by J. Murray
City: London
Year: 1785
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv, (ii), 382, (2) pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first English translation of a landmark work originally published in 1775 (Cohen 97; Bolton 302; Duveen 67), translated from the Latin "by the Translator of Spallanzani's Dissertations" (Thomas Beddoes).

This antique volume is bound in contemporary cloth backed paper-covered boards. The spine has stamped gilt lettering.The book shows external wear, with uneven discoloration to the covers and rubbing along their edges, with a spot in the corner of the front cover where it appears that a label was removed. The binding is sound. A signature in ink appears at the top of the title page. There is some soiling and spotting along edges of the pages at the beginning which has resulted in loss of paper along edges. This is an uncut copy. This work is illustrated with the called-for seven folding plates at the end of the volume.
Lot 6004

$225

Title: Nicolas Louis Robert and His Endless Wire Papermaking Machine
Author: Henry Morris
Publisher: Bird & Bull Press
City: Newtown, Pennsylvania
Year: 2000
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 41, (3) pages and additional plates
Width: 8" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The actual inventor of the paper machine was a thirty-three year old former artilleryman named Nicolas Louis Robert (1761-1828). The existence of five of his own ink and watercolor patent drawings was not previously known until Leonard Schlosser bought the set at auction and reproduced them. His reproductions have now been lost except for a very few copies, one of which was given to Schlosser's friend Henry Morris. These drawings are of historical significance because they describe in detail the very beginning of the paper machine, an invention that had almost as much impact as Gutenberg's printing press. The cheap production of paper and the resultant dissemination of knowledge and information would not have taken place without this invention. The five drawings are reproduced full size on 12" x 16-3/4" card stock and held in a separate board portfolio. The accompanying book provides background material on the inventor and his machine and a chapter on the paper collector and historian Leonard Schlosser.

Condition / Notes: This work was printed in an edition limited to 150 numbered copies (Berger A63), this being copy number 6.

The small quarto blue cloth-covered book with a printed paper cover label is preserved in a folio clamshell box, with a leather spine label. Accompanying the book is a gray cloth-covered portfolio with a paper label. This portfolio measures approximately 12.5" x 17". A pamphlet on this title and a folded facsimile of a sheet of assignats are also laid in. All items inside the case are in excellent condition. The case itself, measuring about 13" x 18", displays light shelfwear.



Lot 6005

$60

Title: De historiis Philippicis, et totius mundi originibus, interpretatione & notis illustravit Petrus Josephus Cantel, Societate Jesu. Jussu Christianissimi Regis, in usum serenissimi Delphini
Author: Marcus Junianus Justinus - Justin (Latin: Marcus Junianius (or Junianus) Justinus) was a Latin historian who lived under the Roman Empire. His name is mentioned only in the title of his own history, and there it is in the genitive, which would be M. Juniani Justini no matter which nomen he bore.

Of his personal history nothing is known. He is the author of "Historiarum Philippicarum libri XLIV," a work described by himself in his preface as a collection of the most important and interesting passages from the voluminous "Historiae philippicae et totius mundi origines et terrae situs," written in the time of Augustus by Pompeius Trogus.

His date is uncertain, except that he must have lived after Trogus. He writes that the Romans and the Parthians have divided the world between them; while this is presumably from Trogus, it would be an anachronism after the rise of the Sassanian Empire in the 3rd century AD. Although Latin changed slowly, Justin's language would also be consistent with a date in the 2nd century AD. Ronald Syme argues for a date around 390, immediately before the compilation of the Augustan History, and dismisses the anachronism as unimportant; readers would understand that these passages represented Trogus' time, not their own.

The work of Trogus is lost; but the prologi or arguments of the text are preserved by Pliny and other writers. Although the main theme of Trogus was the rise and history of the Macedonian monarchy, Justin yet permitted himself considerable freedom of digression, and thus produced an idiosyncratic anthology instead of a mundane summary (or 'epitome') of the work.

The Eleventh Edition of Encyclopædia Britannica concluded that his history contained much valuable information and that the style, though far from perfect, is clear and occasionally elegant. The book was much used in the Middle Ages, when the author was sometimes confused with Justin Martyr.

Publisher: Apud Fredericum Leonard, Typographum Regis, Serenissimi Delphini, & Cleri Gallicani
City: Paris
Year: 1677
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [14], 329, [1], [156] pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: "The Delphin Classics was an edition of the Latin classics, intended to be comprehensive, which was originally created in the 17th century.

The 25 volumes were created in the 1670s for Louis, le Grand Dauphin, heir of Louis XIV (Delphin is the adjective derived from dauphin), and were written in Latin. Thirty-nine scholars contributed to the series, which was edited by Pierre Huet with assistance from several co-editors, including Jacques-Benigne Bossuet and Ann Dacier. Each work was accompanied by a Latin commentary, ordo verborum, and verbal index. The editors added many notes and appendixes." (Courtesy of Wikipedia)


Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first Delphin edition of Justinus' history.

This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and marbled boards with leather-tipped corners. The spine has a gilt-lettered red leather spine. The front board is detached. The covers display rubbing and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. A previous owner's stamp can be seen on the front pastedwon. A signature appears on a blank preliminary page and at the top edge of the frontispiece, the latter with the date 1830. A modern library stamp is visible at the bottom edge of the title page. The pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. In addition to the frontispiece, this work is illustrated with publisher's device on the title page, head- and tailpieces, and ornamentalized initials.
Lot 6006

$375

Title: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Cambridge Edition Text, as Edited by William Aldis Wright. Including the Temple Notes
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon." His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including "Hamlet", "King Lear," "Othello," and "Macbeth", considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
Editor: William Aldis Wright
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1936
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10" Height: 13"
Book Details: This edition includes a preface, "A Letter to a Reader," by Christopher Morley, and contains Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, "A Lover's Complaint," and "The Passioniate Pilgrim." A synopsis precedes each play. The volume presents endnotes, a glossary, an index to the characters, as well as an index of the first lines.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition signed by illustrator Rockwell Kent on the limitation page at the front of the first volume. This is copy number 483 0f 750.

This handsome set is bound in dark blue cloth over beveled boards, with gilt-stamped vellum labels on the spines. The books display very light shelfwear. The bindings are firm. These volumes have gilt top edges, with other edges uncut. A small brown stain, from laid in floral arrangement, appears on pages 519-539 of the first volume. The interiors are otherwise clean and bright. This work offers plates and vignettes by the renowned illustrator. The texts appear in double columns.


This set is housed in a cardboard slipcase, measuring approximately 10.25" x 13.5".
Lot 6007

$650

Title: An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean. Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and Some of His Officers, Who, in August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a Packet Belonging to the Honourable East India Company
Author: George Keate - George Keate was an English poet and writer.

He was son of George Keate of Isleworth, Middlesex, who married Rachel Kawolski, daughter of Count Christian Kawolski. He was born at Trowbridge in Wiltshire, where his father had property, on 30 November 1729 (according to Daniel Lysons, his baptism was not entered in the Isleworth register until 29 November 1730). Together with Gilbert Wakefield, William Hayley, Francis Maseres, and others, he was educated by the Rev. Richard Wooddeson of Kingston upon Thames.

On leaving school he was articled as clerk to Robert Palmer, steward to the Duke of Bedford. He entered the Inner Temple in 1751, was called to the bar in 1753, and made bencher of his inn in 1791, but never practised the law. In 1750, Henderson inherited his family's money when his mother died. Keate's money came from the dozens of houses that his family owned in Whitechapel. Eight years after his death the income was worth £700 per year.

For some years he lived abroad, mainly at Geneva, where he knew Voltaire, and in 1755 he was at Rome. After settling in England Keate began to write. He was in turn poet, naturalist, antiquary, and artist. A founder member of the Society of Artists in 1761, he was one of those who left it for the Royal Academy in 1768. He was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and Fellow of the Royal Society in 1766.

Fanny Burney describes Keate in her "Early Diary," especially his habit of talking about his own works. Other stories of Keate are in Richard Brinsley Peake's "Memoirs of the Colman Family," and Mary Delany in her "Autobiography" describes visiting his museum in 1779.

During the last few years of life his health visibly declined, and he died suddenly at 10 Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury, on 28 June 1797. He was buried at Isleworth on 6 July, and a white marble monument, with bust by Joseph Nollekens, was placed near the spot where he and his wife, who died 18 March 1800, aged 70, were buried. His specimens of shells were sold by auction after his death. Francis Douce's gift of coins to the Bodleian Library included the collection of Keate. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)


Publisher: Printed for G. Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty
City: London
Year: 1788
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvii+(i), 378, (2) pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: The Pelew Islands (Palau Islands today) lie to the east of Minkanao in the Phillippines and the shipwrecked sailors were the first European visitors to this island.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work (Hill p.160; Howgego Vol.1, W41).

This antique rebacked full-leather volume has a detaching front board. The spine has a gilt-lettered red label. The covers are rubbed, with small worn spots along hinges and edges. Minor loss is visible at the outside corners of the boards. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with an engraved portrait frontispiece of Wilson, sixteen engraved plates (one folding map, one folding coastal profile, three views, three portraits and eight other plates). This volume includes an intact fold-out panoramic view of the Pelew Islands. Pinned to the errata leaf in the back is a four page piece of paper with old writing on the first two leaves concerning King Abba coming on board the ship. All pages and called-for illustrations are present.
Lot 6008

$375

Details: This lot consists of the Rare Antique Historical Blue Staffordshire Platter "View of Dublin" as shown in the corresponding images.

This platter is a rare, antique, historical, blue Staffordshire Platter with "View of Dublin." The size is 11 3/4'' x 14 7/8'' and it has impressed manufacturer markings on the back as shown. This platter is early 1800's vintage. It has very light surface age wear, but no significant chips or cracks. This platter has a very beautiful deep blue color and pleasing aged patina. The platter depicts a scenic harbor view and has conch shells and foliage around the boarder.

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Condition / Notes: This Rare Antique Historical Blue Staffordshire Platter "View of Dublin" by manufacturer E. Wood & Sons is in good condition with light surface wear. Inventory marker "Dublin 1527.01" on back is not original to piece.
Lot 6009

$150

Title: The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopaedia, Comprehending Practical Illustrations of the Machinery and Processes Employed in Every Description of Manufacture of the British Empire
Author: Luke Hebert
Publisher: Thomas Kelly
City: London
Year: 1836/1837
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: An alphabetical encyclopedia of terms related to all types of industry within the British Empire. This work has an engraved frontispiece and 2000 illustrations throughout text. The author was a patent agent who sought to bring together technological achievements heretofore "scattered throughout" scientific journals or in the rolls of the Court of Chancery as specs in patent applications.
Condition / Notes: This set is bound in its original half leather and marbled paper-covered boards with leather-tipped corners. The books show external wear, with rubbing to the covers and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. The bindings are firm. The volumes have marbled endpapers. Pages 129-130 of the second volume are detached and pages 157-158 have a closed tear measuring approximately 3.5". The pages display occasional light foxing. This work contains numerous in-text illustrations.
Lot 6010

$475

Details: This lot consists of the antique original botanical and entomological engravings shown in the corresponding images.

Included are three hand-tinted engravings on laid paper of caterpillars and moths on vegetation, with visible watermarks. One engraving is credited to J. Mulder, and another bears the name P. Huyter.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition, with slight signs of yellowing to the paper. Plate marks are visible, and there is very little edge wear to the laid paper.

These items measure approximately 14.25" by 20.25".
Lot 6011

$150

Title: Betbuechlein
Author: Ludwig Bonnoberger
Publisher: Druck von A. Holzhausen
City: Vienna
Year: 1912
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 22 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6"
Book Details: A facsimile of Viennese printer Ludwig Bonnoberger's prayer book of 1607. Presented to a gathering of bibliophiles at the Imperial Court Library on September 29, 1912.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in buff cloth with interwoven silver threads. This book has gilt edges, each displaying two indented circles. This miniature volume, measuring approximately 1" x 1.25", is housed in a scooped out compartment at the back of a parent volume. The larger volume, bound in gilt-lettered brown cloth, includes a discussion of Bonnoberger's prayer book and miniature books in general. It includes notes from the Hofkammer Archive and a bibliography. The boards of the miniature facsimile volume are partly detached at the spine. The covers of larger volume lightly scuffed at edges.
Lot 6012

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique ornithological prints shown in the corresponding images.

Included are:

Two hand-tinted ornithological plate drawn by A. Wilson and engraved by A. Lawson, with visible plate markings.

A large, hand-tinted print of a Black-Winged Stilt by A. Kelly.

Two more large, hand-tinted engravings: one of the Scops Eared Owl, and one of assorted Flycatchers.

These plates are part of a larger collection being sold at this auction. Please review our catalog for similar lots.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition. Some mild discoloration and edge wear appropriate for age is visible on paper. Hand-tinting shows vividly.

The smallest of these items measures approximately 14" by 17". The largest measures approximately 21.75" by 27".
Lot 6013

$45

Title: Historical Memorials of Northampton: Taken Chiefly from Unprinted Records
Author: Charles Henry Hartshorne
Publisher: Abel and Sons / John Henry Parker
City: Northampton / London
Year: 1848
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 257 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: The Reverend C.H. Hartshorne (1802-1865) F.S.A., antiquary and member of the Roxburghe Club, published various works on British antiquities and the history of Northamptonshire and Northumberland. This is a series of chapters on the history of Northampton, from before its official incorporation up to the fire of 1675, in which part of Northampton burned to the ground: based on, excerpting from, or, in the last chapter, consisting of historical documentation. With four leaves of engraved plates and some text illustrations.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in its original varnished paper-covered boards, with leather spine labels and gilt decorations on the spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. This volume is adorned with gilt edges, gilt fillets on covers, double headbands, blind roll pattern on rims of boards, and marbled endpapers. The binding is firm. The title page is in red and black; the chapters begin with engraved decorated initials. The pages and plates exhibit occasional light foxing. A light pencil annotation appears in a margin of page 186, with faint pencil markings elsewhere in the margins of text.
Lot 6014

$45

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

Titles include "Aces Up" by Covington Clarke, "Near East Adventure" by L.E.O. Carlton, "Flying Buddies of Texas" by M. Delmore Marquith, and "Secret Flight" by Edwin Green.

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Condition / Notes: These items show some signs of age/wear to dust jackets and extremities. "Flying Buddies of Texas" features a colorful illustrated cover.
Lot 6015

$40

Title: The Handbook of Amherst, Massachusetts
Author: Frederick H. Hitchcock
Publisher: Appleton Press
City: Amherst
Year: 1884
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/188 pages plus 8 pages of advertisements
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This work includes historical data from the town's incorporation as East Hadley, descriptions of the environs of Amherst, and descriptions of institutions of higher learning.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce revised edition, from the first edition of 1881, with introductions to the original and revised editions.

This antique volume is bound in its original maroon cloth, with the title gilt-stamped on front cover and spine. The book shows moderate external wear, with slight scuffing at edges and along spine. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and without markings. This work contains seventy illustrations, some by the Boston Engraving Company. Advertisements by "noteworthy business firms" follow the text.
Lot 6016

$120

Title: Extracts from the Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge
Author: Calvin Coolidge - John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929). A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. Soon after, he was elected as the 29th Vice President in 1920 and succeeded to the Presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small government conservative, and also as a man who said very little, although having a fair sense of humor.

Coolidge restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of his predecessor's administration, and left office with considerable popularity. As a Coolidge biographer put it, "He embodied the spirit and hopes of the middle class, could interpret their longings and express their opinions. That he did represent the genius of the average is the most convincing proof of his strength." Unfortunately, Coolidge's retirement was relatively short, dying at the age of 60 in 1933, less than two months before his direct successor, Herbert Hoover left office. He was the fourth of five presidents to have died during the term of their direct successor. Some later criticized Coolidge as part of a general disapproval of laissez-faire government. His reputation underwent a renaissance during the Ronald Reagan administration, but the ultimate assessment of his presidency is still divided between those who approve of his reduction of the size of government programs and those who believe the federal government should be more involved in regulating and controlling the economy.(Information courtesy of Wikipedia)





Publisher: Kingsport Press
City: Kingsport, Tennessee
Year: 1930
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 129 pages
Width: 0.75" Height: 1"
Book Details: This work contains excerpts from President Coolidge's autobiography, including the chapters on his accession to the presidency and his leaving office, as well as his rationale for not seeking another term in 1928.
Condition / Notes: This antique miniature book is bound in full green leather, with stamped gilt ornamental designs and all edges gilt. The volume is well preserved. A foreword and a table of contents are present.
Lot 6017

$300

Title: Jacob's Room
Author: Virginia Woolf - Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.
During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels "Mrs Dalloway" (1925), "To the Lighthouse" (1927) and "Orlando" (1928), and the book-length essay "A Room of One's Own" (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
Publisher: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press
City: Richmond, England
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 290 plus 14 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: ""Jacob's Room" is the third novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 26 October 1922.

The novel centres, in a very ambiguous way, around the life story of the protagonist Jacob Flanders and is presented almost entirely through the impressions other characters have of Jacob. Thus, although it could be said that the book is primarily a character study and has little in the way of plot or background, the narrative is constructed with a void in place of the central character if, indeed, the novel can be said to have a 'protagonist' in conventional terms.

Motifs of emptiness and absence haunt the novel and establish its elegiac feel. Jacob is described to us, but in such indirect terms that it would seem better to view him as an amalgam of the different perceptions of the characters and narrator. He does not exist as a concrete reality, but rather as a collection of memories and sensations." (Courtesy of Wikipedia)


Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in yellow cloth, with a printed paper spine label. The book shows external wear, with covers soiled, and the paper cover label chipped. The corners and edges are bumped. The cloth is worn at the corners. The hinges are cracked but solid. Binding is cracked between pages 48 and 49. Minor library markings appear on the front pastedown, with pencil notations on the rear pastedown. The pages are clean and without markings. The publisher's fourteen-page catalogue appears at the rear of the volume.
Lot 6018

$100

Details: This lot consists of the antique original engravings of Bordeaux shown in the corresponding images.

The first piece, "Veue et Perspective de la Place Royalle de Bordaux", displays the harbor by the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux. Several small ships and rowboats are depicted in the water, and pedestrian and carriage traffic is shown on the street next to the palace and around the statue. An address printed at the bottom of the engraving reads "A Paris che l'aneck rue St. Jacques". The engraving is matted and in a gold-colored wooden frame with protective glass. Writing in ink on the reverse of the frame reads "Xylographie d'apres l'eque-forte de Milcent 1755".

The second piece, "Vue Prise a Bordeaux", also depicts the city street by the water. A large sailboat is visible on the right side of the image, and artillery, a horse-drawn cart, and pedestrian traffic is also depicted. The engraving is matted inside a wooden frame with protective glass.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition. Hand tinting shows vividly and paper appears well-preserved for its age beneath the glass.

"Place Royalle de Bordeaux" measures approximately 23.25" by 16". "Vue Prise A Bordeaux" measures approximately 22.25" by 17.75".
Lot 6019

$130

Details: This lot consists of the Rare Antique Historical Blue Staffordshire Platter "Vue Du Temple" as shown in the corresponding images.

This Rare Antique Historical Blue Staffordshire Platter "Vue Du Temple" is from the French series. It showcases a deep blue color with a lovely aged patina. The size is 16.5" x 13" and has manufacturer impressed markings on the back as shown. This platter is early 1800's vintage. It has light surface age wear, but no significant chips or cracks. This platter has a very beautiful deep blue color and pleasing aged patina.
This platter shows a beautiful scenic view of house, lake and people. Markings on the back include Vue du Temple, De la philosoprie, Ermenoville.

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Condition / Notes: This Rare Antique Historical Blue Staffordshire Platter "Vue Du Temple" is in fair to good condition with light surface wear.
Lot 6020

$25

Details: This lot consists of the 11 (Eleven) Women's Vintage Fashion Dresses shown in the corresponding images.

This lot of Women's Vintage Fashion Dresses are believed be of 1980's Vintage. Many (9 of the 11) are all "Cruise Wear" style and are in very good vintage condition. There is one beautiful, acrylic "sweater-dress" that still has tags on it. Additionally, the rust colored paisley outfit is a skirt/blouse set that also has original tags. It is believed that these dresses primarily came from retail stores in NYC and Long Island. They display labels such as "One Step Up," "Starlo," "Laura Gene," "Variations," "Prato," and "Breli." There are 10 (ten) long sleeve dress and 1 (one) sleeveless dress. Fabrics are primarily nylon, acrylic and polyester. These dresses are lightweight and have a lovely flow. Vintage sizes range from 10-12.

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Condition / Notes: These Vintage Fashion Women's Dresses are in good, vintage condition with age appropriate evidence of wear/use. Vintage sizes may not be true to modern clothing sizes.
Lot 6021

$475

Details: This lot consists of the antique ornithological prints shown in the corresponding images.

Included are:

Two hand-tinted George Edwards engravings on laid paper of parrots.

A hand-tinted engraving on laid paper of a parrot, credited to P. Brown.

A hand-tinted lithograph, "Semioptera Wallach", drawn by W. Hart and printed by Mintern Bros.

A hand-tinted lithograph, "Prionidura Newtoniana", drawn by W. Hart and printed by Mintern Bros.

There is an accompanying ornithological text in English.

These plates are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for further lots.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition, with some light signs of age/wear to paper. Hand-tinting shows vividly.

The largest of these prints measures approximately 14.5" by 21.5". The smallest measures approximately 9.25" by 11.75".
Lot 6022

$35

Details: This lot consists of the Vintage and Antique Estate Collectibles shown in the corresponding images.

There is a white and emerald green colored salt and pepper set. The set includes a wall-hanging holder in the shape of a teapot. Made by Superlon.

1672 German Thaler silver coin. St. George Killing Dragon on one side with Heraldic shield on other. Writing along outside edge of both side.

Frame measuring approximately 8.75" x 10.75", holding program from the Majestic Theatre in Boston. Wilbur-Schubert Co., Lessees and Managers. Published by Griffin-Smith. Inc.

Frame measuring approximately 9.75" x 12.75", with hand-labeled and signed print "Courtyard of the Little Theatre - New Orleans -courtesy Illinois Central Railroad".

Frame measuring approximately 10" x 12.25" with decorative border inset under glass.

Engraved metal block plate, possibly of Hungarian origin. Measure approximately 1" x 1.5" (with 1" depth). Image is of person (woman?) amidst lush vegetation with an encircled equal-armed cross on shoulder, and banner with the word "Tisztasag" (Purity, Cleanliness), above.

Also included is a metal letter opener Approximately 9" long, and an embroidered textile (linen?), approximately 29" x 29" Most likely used as a small tablecloth. Teapot shaped fabric quilted to center of border on each side.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications.
Lot 6023

$375

Details: This lot consists of the Original Engraved Antique Botanical Plates shown in the corresponding images. These antique plates are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

These items measure between approximately 8.25" x 13.75" and 9.25" x 11.25".

Included are three de Bry plates c1719 with Asphodelusramosus (Tab. CXXVII), and types of Daffodils, and Pseudo Narcissus (Hand-Tinted, Tab. CXIX, Tab. CLXXI).

Another item of note is the hand-tinted engraving of "The HAndof a Boy with a Distempered Skin, and a Branch of the Common Service-Tree. Bottom reads"Geralds Herbal by Johnson Page 1471. Published AD 1756.) Drawn and engraved by George Edwards. There is a separate bilingual descriptive text for this plate.

Other items are "Adelauide d'Orleans. Adelia Aurelianensis" (P.J. Redoute. Victor.), and "Primula elatior B. L.".

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Colors remain vibrant.
Lot 6024

$35

Title: Life of General Warren; To Which Are Added Sketches of the Lives of De Kalb, Wayne and Morgan
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Sheldon, Blakeman & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1856
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.25"
Book Details: This work offers a biography of Gen. Joseph Warren, hero of the Battle of Bunker Hall, with brief biographies of Gens. Baron de Kalb, Anthony Wayne, and Daniel Morgan.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with gilt ornamental designs to the spine, and a pictorial design depicting an officer stamped in gold on the front cover. The front and rear cover have elaborate blind-stamped decorative designs. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. The text block is adorned with gilt edges. The pages exhibit scattered foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece and 12 plates.
Lot 6025

$400

Title: Private Typecasters: Preserving the Craft of Hot-Metal Type into the Twenty-First Century
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Richard L. Hopkins
Publisher: Bird & Bull Press
City: Newton, Pennsylvania
Year: 2008
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 194 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: The private press has been with us in one form or another for 200 years or more. The equipment for a small private press was inexpensive, required little space and almost anyone could learn to do basic printing in a short time. Private typecasting is entirely different. A single machine weighs almost a ton and a lot of practice and experience is required in order to decently produce the most basic work. This once-costly equipment came into the hands of printing enthusiasts when hot-metal typesetting was forced into decline by the computer. The members of this hot-metal fraternity comprise a network of small shops using the machines and matrices which once supported the hot-metal letterpress era. They are, in effect, a group of small, working museums. The work of fifteen of these typecasters has been gathered into the pages of this book. Here you will see unknown, newly-created types, ancient types cast from 200-year-old matrices, proprietary types and a beautiful Civilité face designed by Hermann Zapf, which was never released to the commercial market. There are five fold-out pages, two of which open together to make a 32-inch spread. One of the fold-outs is a recreated page from the 36-line Gutenberg Bible with rubrication. It took six months to turn the printed images on the original page into a complete font of hand-fitted metal types. Printed on dampened handmade paper, this leaf required a week's work, and handling it is as close as most of us will get to experiencing the genuine page.
A biographical sketch of each contributor precedes his alphabets and the specimen pages which show the alphabets in use. Produced over a 14-month period, the labor and expense lavished on this work exceeds any previous book from Bird & Bull Press.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, limited to 150 numbered copies. This is copy number 116.

This volume is bound in quarter leather with Japanese cloth sides. The spine has a gilt-lettered label. An ornamental letter "A" is stamped in gold on the front cover. The book and its cloth-covered clamshell case are in excellent condition. A prospectus is laid in.
Lot 6026

$375

Title: Maryatt's Works
Author: Frederick Maryatt - Captain Frederick Marryat was a British Royal Navy officer, novelist, and an acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel "Mr Midshipman Easy" and his children's novel "The Children of the New Forest," and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling, known as Marryat's Code.
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This set includes "Peter Simple," "Jacob Faithful; Or, the Adventures of a Waterman," "Frank Mildmay or the Naval Officer," "The King's Own," "Japhet in Search of a Father," "Newton Forster; or, the Merchant Service," "Mr. Midshipman Easy," "The Pacha of Many Tales," "The Poacher," "The Phantom Ship," "Smarleyyow; Or, the Dog Field" and "Percival Keene." The author (1792-1848) was also an officer in the Royal Navy who participated in both military action and exploration.
Condition / Notes: This is a complete set, as listed in an 1890 catalogue of Appleton's publications.

This handsome antique set is bound in half leather and marbled paper-coverd boards, with gilt-stamped spines with labels. The books show light shelfwear. The bindings are firm. The volumes are adorned with marbled edges and endpapers. The interiors display some scattered light foxing on the endpapers and in the text.
Lot 6027

$10

Book Details: This lot consists of the Antique Decorative Literature shown in the corresponding images.

Volumes include "Lochinvar" by S. R. Crockett, "Through The Gates of Old Romance" by W. Jay Mills, "The Apple of The Eye" by Glenway Wescott, and "Laddie And Miss Toosey's Mission". There is also an Italian-Language "La Divinia Commedia" by Dante Alighieri.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications which may included chipping or cracked hinges.
Lot 6028

$275

Title: The Works of J. M. Barrie
Author: J. M. Barrie - Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in "The Little White Bird"), then to write "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up," a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularizing the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1929-1931
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 14 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: The works of Scottish author and dramatist James M. Barrie (1860-1937). New Cambridge Bibliography IV, 1188. Introduction in first volume. Each volume with table of contents. Includes: Vol. I: Auld Licht Idylls and A Window in Thrums; Vol. II, My Lady Nicotine and Better Dead; Vol. III, When a Man's Single; Vol. IV, The Little Minister; Vol. V, Sentimental Tommy; Vol. VI, Tommy and Grizel; Vol. VIII, The Little White Bird; Vol. VIII, Margaret Ogilvy and others; Vol. IX, "Courage" and Peter and Wendy; Vol. X, Peter Pan and others; Vol. XI, The Admirable Crichton and others; vol. XII, What Every Woman Knows and others; Vol. XIII, Dear Brutus and others; Vol. XIV, Mary Rose and others.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition, copy 14 of 1030 numbered copies of the Peter Pan edition, signed by the author on the colophon of the first volume.

This handsome set is bound in quarter cream cloth and paper-covered brown boards, with labels with printed titles on the spine. The gilt-stamped Peter Pan emblem appears on the front cover. There is a tissue-guard protected frontispiece in each volume. These books are in excellent condition, with clean, bright uncut pages and, with the exception of the first volume, glassine covers are still present (these covers may show tears and loss). The slipcases are lightly soiled and worn at the edges. Each slipcase measures approximately 6.5" x 9.75".
Lot 6029

$140

Title: Art for Life: The Story of Peggy Angus
Author: Carolyn Trant
Publisher: Incline Press
City: Oldham, England
Year: 2004
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 10.5" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: The author was one of Peggy Angus' students. "The title of our book, Art for Life, is taken from a prospectus she prepared advertising her Community Art School at the Camden Studio Workshops in the 1970s and sums up Peggy's belief that art was as much about birthday cakes and bonfire celebrations as it was about museums. As those who knew her will appreciate, Peggy's output is much too large to be contained between the covers of a simple book. The pages are filled with photos, reproductions and prints. The book needs to be specially housed. In consultation with Stephen Conway, a slip case has been devised to hold the book and a specially-designed portfolio. This will contain four facsimile sketchbooks and a CD of Peggy taken from the tapes Carolyn made while working on the book with her. On the CD are a few of her stories of life in the 1940s, opening [with], of course, Peggy singing Raggle Taggle Gypsy O." ( from the Incline Press website) Altogether a wonderful production celebrating a remarkable woman
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of 350 copies designed and letterpress printed by Graham Moss and Kathy Whalen on bespoke Magnani paper. This is copy number 249 of 350.


This folio,is bound in tan cloth, appearing on the spine and fore edges, and patterned paper-covered boards. The book, portfolio and slipcase are in excellent condition. The slipcase measures approximately 10.75" x 14.75"
Lot 6030

$50

Title: The General Orders of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington K.G., &C. &C. &C. in Portugal, Spain, and France, from 1809 to 1814; In the Low Countries and France in 1815; And in the Army of Occupation, from 1816 to 1818; Compiled Alphabetically from the Several Printed Volumes, Which Were Originally Issued to the General and Staff Officers and Officers Commanding Regiments in the Above Campaigns
Author: John Gurwood - Colonel John Gurwood CB, British Army was a successful cavalry officer wounded at many battles on several occasions, leaving long-term emotional and physical scars. He was awarded a Companion of the Bath for his duty to the service. After Waterloo, and the re-settlement of the army on a grateful nation, Gurwood became a writer and historian. A legacy of depression and loneliness led to a tragic and untimely death. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Printed by W. Clowes and Sons
City: London
Year: 1837
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: lxvii, (v), 592 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Gurwood served under Wellington as his private secretary and was wounded (for the third time) at Waterloo. The editing of Wellington's despatches occupied him from 1837 until he commited suicide in 1845.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second edition. It contains an introduction which was not part of the the first edition.

This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and elaborate ornamental borders blind stamped on the front and rear covers. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to the covers and sunning to the spine. The rear hinge is cracked. The title page has a signature and the date of 1853 at the top margin. The partially-uncut pages exhibit sporadic light foxing.
Lot 6031

$40

Title: A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Sulphuric Acid
Author: Alfred G. Lock, Charles G. Lock
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington
City: London
Year: 1879
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/247 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spine. This book shows external wear, with edge wear to the front and rear spine edges, and minor loss of material at the outside corners of the boards.The binding is sound. Foxing is visible on the fore edge of the text block. The volume has brown endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. This work offers full-page and in-text illustrations. There are a fold-out frontispiece and one fold-out plate. This work also contains a table of contents, an introduction, a list of illustrations, and an index.



Lot 6032

$700

Title: Genesis
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Pendle Press
City: Boston
Year: 1967
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 6 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 16.5"
Book Details: This is American illustrator, author, and publisher Michael C. McCurdy's first published work. This work contains the second and third chapters of the book of Genesis in the Old Testament of the Bible. Pendle Press appears on the colophon. The press's name was changed to Hillside Press, then the Penmaen Press, when McCurdy found other printers using the same names (Finding Aid, Penmaen Press records, Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs).
Condition / Notes: This very rare limited edition of this work, one of only 20 copies, illustrated with engravings on wood. The type used for the text is 12 point Caslon Bold.


The folio is bound in quarter dark blue patterned cloth and light blue-gray Fabriano paper boards. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and bright, handprinted on double-fold Japanese Masa paper by McCurdy.


A broadside, entitled "An Introductory Comment as to the Aims & Aspirations of the Hillside Press," is laid in. Also present is another version of this broadside in a different typographic arrangment with a pencil note that states that this version was not used. A photocopy of a handwriten note by Deborah McCurdy, dated 11/25/12, explaining the history of Penmaen Press, accompanies the broadsides.

Lot 6033

$45

Details: This lot consists of the Four (4) Hand Painted Staffordshire Character Mugs and One (1) Hand Painted Prattware Jester Jug shown in the corresponding images.

These antique character mugs and jug are part of a long tradition of ceramics. They display the classic styles of the ceramics manufacturers from Staffordshire, England. These mugs and jug are part of a larger estate collection of which several had stamps indicating "Staffordshire" as the origin. All four of the mugs have markings on the bottoms indicating Staffordshire as the origin.

The first character mug is the smallest one entitled "The Poacher." This tiny mug has a vintage of 1954 and is in very good condition with no chips or cracks. 2.5" tall by 2.75" wide

The second character mug is the short "King" mug depicting Bluff King Hal. This mug is likely vintage 1940's and is in very good condition with no chips or cracks. 2.5" tall by 3" wide.

The third character mug is a Shorter & Sons Toby Mug of Henry VIII. Hand painted in Staffordshire, England, this mug does not appear to be slip cast and has blue speckles on the inside possibly indicating lead glaze. Well maintained and in very good condition, this Toby Mug shows little age wear and has an average amount of age based crazing. 5" tall by 3" wide.

The fourth character mug is also a Shorter & Sons Toby Mug of The Flower Lady. Also hand painted in Staffordshire, England, this mug does not appear to be slip cast. It has a continuous glaze throughout with some age based crazing. There is one tiny chip on the left of her skirt. See photos. 5" tall by 3" wide.

The Prattware Toby Jester Jug is not slip cast. This interesting jug features an almost life-like jester face that is ripe with detail including individual eyebrow and beard hairs, and individual teeth. The relief jester face is in overall good condition, showing some age wear and glaze nicks on protruding parts of the nose, beard and decorative bubbles. Black edging at the top of the jug also shows age wear. Overall paint and glaze is intact, displaying lovely colors and hand painted artistry. 5" tall by 5" wide.

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Condition / Notes: These five (5) Toby Jugs are in very good condition. Some age wear present on the Flower Lady and the Jester. The relief jester face is in overall good condition, showing some age wear and glaze nicks on protruding parts of the nose, beard and decorative bubbles. Black edging at the top of the jug also shows age wear. Minor surface chips on the outside of piece. See photos.
Lot 6034

$50

Details: This lot consists of the Vintage and Antique Upstate New York Ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Items include Correspondence and Playbills from Binghamton, New York. Also included are Holiday and Greeting Cards and Postcards of Toronto Canada. There is a Cabinet Card of a man with a baby, and three images of a man in Uniform.

Other items are Elmira Horseheads Telephone Directories, a program for "Bainbridge Woman's Club 1931-32, "The Blue And Gold" yearbook for Ludlowville High School, and "Inside the Lansing Central School" for 1949.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 6035

$100

Details: This lot consists of the Antique 19th Century Mochaware Creamware Mug shown in the corresponding images.

This well-preserved Mochaware mug is exemplary of this ceramic style from the 19th century. Although the term "Mocha" is used to describe most dipped earthenware, this particular style is most readily recognized by tree-like or dendritic patterns as displayed on this piece. These dendritic patterns were applied using an artist's brush to release drops of a "mocha tea" solution containing ingredients such as urine, tobacco juice, ground iron scale, and hops onto the wet, slip-coated surface of the piece. Each unique design was created when the acid solution came into contact with the slip.

This Mochaware mug features the traditional brown color in a banded pattern around the rim and base of the mug. A beautiful band of smoky gray glaze surrounds the body of the mug, and acts as the background for the four unique dendritic patterns. The hand sculpted handle is securely attached to the mug. Opposite the handle is an applied emblem with the word "Imperial". This piece shows no sign of repair under black light inspection. There is some age wear and glaze crazing throughout giving this piece a lovely, vintage patina. Mug is 3.5" tall and 3" in diameter.

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Condition / Notes: This Mochaware Mug is in overall very good condition with some aged based wear and crazing. This mug shows no evidence of repair under black light inspection. Please see photos.
Lot 6036

$30

Details: This lot consists of the antique original nautical engraving shown in the corresponding images.

This piece, titled "The American Clipper Bark Zephyr In Messina Harbor, Italy", depicts the titular vessel's arrival, viewed by spectators on foot and horseback. The piece was engraved by Ketterlinus from a painting by William Bygrave, circa 1842, and published by the Ketterlinus Lithograph Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia, January 1st, 1942. The piece is matted and framed.

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Condition / Notes: This item is in pleasing condition with some age-appropriate signs of paper discoloration. Some moisture markings are visible on the matting near the bottom left of the frame.

This piece measures approximately 25.25" by 20.5".
Lot 6037

$50

Title: A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines; Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice
Author: Andrew Ure - Andrew Ure FRS was a Scottish doctor, scholar, chemist, Scriptural geologist and early business theorist.

Publisher: La Roy Sunderland
City: New York
Year: 1842
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1340 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first American edition (Rinderknecht and Bruntjen 42-4955), from the second London edition (referred to in Cole 1301).

This antique volume is bound in its original leather, with gilt-stamped black leather label on spine. The covers and spine are rubbed and scuffed. The label on the spine displays minor chipping. The binding is sound. The endpapers have darkened edges. An antique bookplate appears on the front pastedown. The pages exhibit scattered light foxing. This work contains 1240 wood engraved illustrations
Lot 6038

$30

Title: Les muses du foyer de l'opera: choix des poesies libres, galantes, satyriques & autres, les plus agreables qui ont circule depuis quelques annees dans les Societes galantes de Paris
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Au Caffe du Caveau
City: Paris
Year: 1783
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: (iv), 193-196, 1-192, (5)-22, (1)-27+(1) pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: This is a collection of 113 French poems by such authors as Chev. de Boufflers, Voltaire, Martial, Beaumarchais, Chev. de Parny, Dorat, and others. According to Gay, the collection is "Recueil piquant et peu commun, donnant beaucoup de pieces que l'on ne rencontre pas ailleurs" (Gay III, 303-304). Weller states that the imprint is false and that the text was actually published in Belgium (Weller, "Die falschen und fingirten Druckorte," II, p. 220). The book also contains "Fragmens d'une Lettre a Mon Cousin," "Ode a Monseigneur le Maréchal de Richelieu," "Épitre a Madame Vestris," and "Idylle" separately paginated and bound-in. Finally, "A Monsieur le Comte Ignace Potocki" is bound-in with a Polish translation on the opposing pages and followed by "Paraphrase & Traduction libre de l'Epître Polonoise de Mr. G. P. à Mr. le Comte Ignace Potocki" by Mr. D. Q.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with a gilt-lettered red leather spine label, and gilt rules on the spine. The book shows external wear, with light soiling and mild scuffing to the covers. The edges are worn. Minor loss of material is visible at the top/bottom of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. All edges are sprinkled. The front hinge is cracked. Pencil annotations appear on the front pastedown. All leaves before the title page have been excised. The stamp of a previous owner can be seen on the title page. The table of contents, with page numbers 193-196, is bound behind the title page and the editor's remarks. This work is illustrated with vignettes as well as head- and tailpieces. A bookmark ribbon is present..
Lot 6039

$350

Title: Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices
Author: Robert Penn Warren - Robert Penn Warren was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the influential literary journal The Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks in 1935. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for his novel "All the King's Men" (1946) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979. He is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1953
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/230 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: A tale Warren by Robert Penn Warren about the murder of an African-American slave.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce presentation copy of a first printing of this work, with the following inscription by the author on the front flyleaf: "To / Huntington / with warmest regards / Red / Fairfield / August 12, 1953."

The volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with black lettering against red and yellow panels to the spine Publisher's device appears within a gray panel below those referenced above. The title is stamped in gold on the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is firm. Minor spotting is visible on the fore edge of the text block. The pages are clean and without markings. The intact dust jacket, with price of $3.50 on the front flap, is preserved in mylar.
Lot 6040

$80

Details: This lot consists of the Antique Estate Ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

The advertising catalog for "Hawk-Eye Cameras" is a nice piece with chromolithograph cover. The Kodak negative folder also has an illustrated cover. Illustrated volumes include "Picturesque Europe" and "Pictorial Forest Lawn".

"Plymouth Pulpit" is a weekly publications with sermons by Henry Ward Beecher c1874. "The Farmers Daughter or Sally and the Villain" is a one act melodrama by Ellis Wilhite. Other items include card with signatures of Glen Gray and Pee Wee Hunt of the Casa Loma Orchestra; and original football game program for Army-Colgate October 31, 1936; the 1925 "Junior Week Guide" for Cornell University; and a mid 19th century scrapbook-ed ledger.

Items relating to the Declaration of Independence, Crochet Bedspreads, Pilgrims, Choir Conducting, West Point, and New York City are also included.


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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. Football program in pleasing condition. Scrapbook has significant condition issues.
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