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Lot 5001

$150

Title: The Substance of the Official Medical Reports upon the Epidemic, Called Cholera, Which Prevailed among the Poor at Dantzick, between the End of May and the First Part of September, 1831, as Transmitted to Their Lordships; Being an Analysis of the Said Epidemic Disease in That City - Founded upon Actual Observation and Accurate Inquiry: With Important and Well-Authenticated Facts Relative to the Same Disease, as It Prevailed among the Poor in Other Parts of the North of Europe
Author: John Hamett
Publisher: S. Highley
City: London
Year: 1832
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/189 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a rare unopened copy of this work, complete with well-preserved fold-out map of the city of Danzig.

Antique volume has been neatly rebacked with matching heavy paper, new label. Boards show mild wear. Binding is firm, with inner joints professionally strengthened. Traces of bookplate removal appear on front pastedown. Offsetting is visible in upper inside corner of frontispiece map and title page. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Fold-out map is entitled "Plan of Dantzick in Illustration of Dr. Hamett's Analysis of the Epidemic of Cholera...in 1831"

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Lot 5002

$1900

Title: Quaestiones super quattuor libros sententiarum
Author: Petrus Lombardus - Peter Lombard, Peter the Lombard or Petrus Lombardus, was a scholastic theologian and bishop and author of "Four Books of Sentences," which became the standard textbook of theology, for which he earned the accolade Magister Sententiarum.

Peter Lombard wrote commentaries on the Psalms and the Pauline epistles; however, his most famous work by far was "Libri Quatuor Sententiarum," or the "Four Books of Sentences," which became the standard textbook of theology at the medieval universities. From the 1220s until the 16th century, no work of Christian literature, except for the Bible itself, was commented upon more frequently. All the major medieval thinkers, from Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas to William of Ockham and Gabriel Biel, were influenced by it. Even the young Martin Luther still wrote glosses on the Sentences, and John Calvin quoted from it over 100 times in his Institutes.
Though the "Four Books of Sentences" formed the framework upon which four centuries of scholastic interpretation of Christian dogma was based, rather than a dialectical work itself, the "Four Books of Sentences" is a compilation of biblical texts, together with relevant passages from the Church Fathers and many medieval thinkers, on virtually the entire field of Christian theology as it was understood at the time. Peter Lombard's magnum opus stands squarely within the pre-scholastic exegesis of biblical passages, in the tradition of Anselm of Laon, who taught through quotations from authorities. It stands out as the first major effort to bring together commentaries on the full range of theological issues, arrange the material in a systematic order, and attempt to reconcile them where they appeared to defend different viewpoints. The Sentences starts with the Trinity in Book I, moves on to creation in Book II, treats Christ, the saviour of the fallen creation, in Book III, and deals with the sacraments, which mediate Christ's grace, in Book IV.


Publisher: A. Korberger
City: Nuremberg
Year: circa 1491
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: Unpaginated with 212 leaves
Width: 9" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the third volume of a four-volume edition. Antique volume is bound in modern cloth-backed paper boards with ink title on spine. Book shows light soiling and edgewear, with corners somewhat rubbed. Hinges are cracked. "216" in old ink on upper corner of final leaf, A2-8 (A1 blank or lacking), B-Ll6, Mm8, Nn4. Apparently untrimmed, stamp of Museo Cavaleri in lower margin of A2, decorative red and blue opening initials, some initials in alternating red and blue throughout, partially printed in double columns and sometimes with side commentary, scattered faint toning and foxing, ink marginalia on Q4, R3, Ll5, and Mm2, some heavier browning to leaves Hh1 and 6 and Ll5-6, generally clean and bright; auction slip tipped in at front, two pictorial bookplates, one with the motto "felix est qui me habet" and the other with the name "Harold Marshall, Harlesden." A good incunable, printed in Gothic lettering.

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Lot 5003

$70

Title: Order and Chaos Chez Hans Reichel
Author: Henry Miller - Henry Valentine Miller was an American writer and painter. He was known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a new sort of "novel" that is a mixture of novel, autobiography, social criticism, philosophical reflection, surrealist free association, and mysticism, one that is distinctly always about and expressive of the real-life Henry Miller and yet is also fictional. His most characteristic works of this kind are "Tropic of Cancer" (1934), "Black Spring" (1936), and "Tropic of Capricorn" (1939). He also wrote travel memoirs and essays of literary criticism and analysis.
Publisher: Loujon Press
City: Tucson
Year: 1966
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 87 pages
Width: 9" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: "This little book is, if memory serves me right, only one of several which Miller completed around this time (1937-38) and gave to his friends as personal gifts. Inevitably Hans Reichel was one of the first to receive such a tribute for he was among the founder-members of the little group that grew up around Miller, Anais Nin, and Alfred Perles in the Villa Seurat of Hallowed Memory." (Opening lines of introduction by Lawrence Durrell).
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited first edition of this work, with introduction by Lawrence Durrell and frontispiece by Karl Shapiro. This is one of 1399 copies of the "Cork Edition."

This hand-crafted volume in cork binding has colored pages & deckle edges and is preserved in original dust jacket and publisher-issued decorated cardboard slipcase, with paper title label to spine. Illustrated with original photo of Miller at front of book, photo of Miller of jacket, painting by Reichel entitled "L'homme dans la lune" on jacket cover, as well as Reichel self-portrait and photo, and other illustrations. Book and jacket are in excellent condition, slipcase displays light shelfwear.

Texts in English and French.

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Lot 5004

$325

Title: A General History of Quadrupeds
Author: Thomas Bewick - Thomas Bewick was an English engraver and natural history author. By adopting metal-engraving tools to cut hard boxwood across the grain, he revolutionized the printing of illustrations using wood, and restored its popularity. As an engraver he took on all kinds of work such as engraving cutlery and making the wood blocks for advertisements, as well as illustrating children's books. Gradually he turned to illustrating, writing and publishing his own books, gaining an adult audience for the fine illustrations in "A History of Quadrupeds."
Bewick's career began when he was apprenticed to engraver Ralph Beilby in Newcastle upon Tyne. He became a partner in the businesss and eventually took it over. Apprentices whom Bewick trained include John Anderson, Luke Clennell, and William Harvey, who in their turn became well known as painters and engravers.
Bewick is best known for his "A History of British Birds," which is admired today mainly for its wood engravings, especially the small, sharply observed, and often humorous vignettes known as tail-pieces. He notably illustrated editions of "Aesop's Fables" throughout his life. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick
City: Newcastle upon Tyne
Year: 1790
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/456 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in contemporary gilt-stamped brown leather with professionally repaired hinges and a small area of rebacking at top of spine, with spine bands and red leather spine label. Book has slight wear at corners. Binding is firm. Edges are stained yellow. Volume has marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate with motto of Henry Ralph Lambton, pictorial bookplate of Robert H. Brannan. Interior has a few scattered spots of light staining, neatly repaired tear on page 15 with no loss of text. Pages are generally clean, bright and without markings. Illustrated with vignette wood engravings of animals throughout.

Brannan was an officer of the Newberry Library and the treasurer of the Newberry Poetry Magazine from 1959-1971.

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Lot 5005

$200

Title: Koamalu: A Story of Pioneers on Kauai and of What They Built in That Island Garden
Author: Ethel M. Damon
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: Honolulu
Year: 1931
Binding Style:
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: A history of early settlers on Kauai, Hawaii, and the Rice-Isenberg family.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in olive green quarter cloth over green paper-covered boards, with lettering and pictorial design to spines. Books show light shelfwear. Bindings are firm. Gift inscription, dated 1944, appears on front flyleaves. Previous owner's small paper sticker appears at top edge of front flyleaf of first volume. Interiors are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with frontispieces, full-page and in-text photos and drawings.

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Lot 5006

$475

Title: Hiroshima
Author: John Hersey - John Richard Hersey was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism, in which storytelling devices of the novel are fused with non-fiction reportage., 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: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1983
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by John Hersey, with a new poem by Robert Penn Warren and silk-screens by Jacob Lawrence. This edition is pencil signed by both authors and illustrator on the colophon page. This is number 1459 of 1500.

This volume is bound in bound in full black aniline black, with blind-stamped title to front cover. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains a new poem by Robert Penn Warren, "New Dawn: Hiroshima," which he dedicated to John Hersey and Jacob Lawrence, and that here serves as preface Hersey's account of the aftermath of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Illustrated with eight silk screen plates by Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence (September 7, 1917 – June 9, 2000) was an American painter; he was married to fellow artist Gwendolyn Knight. Lawrence referred to his style as "dynamic cubism", though by his own account the primary influence was not so much French art as the shapes and colors of Harlem.

Lawrence is among the best-known 20th-century African-American painters, a distinction shared with Romare Bearden. Lawrence was only in his twenties when his "Migration Series" made him nationally famous. A part of this series was featured in a 1941 issue of Fortune magazine. The series depicted the epic Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North. The collection has been split into two parts for public viewing.

This edition was printed by Bruce Chandler and Daniel Keleher at the Wild Carrot Letterpress in Hadley, Massachusetts. The book was designed by Ben Schiff. The text was hand set in Foundry Optima Medium at the Golgonooza Letter Foundry, Ashuelot Village, New Hampshire. The eight original silkscreens were printed in eleven colors at The Studio Heinrici Ltd., New York City. The book was bound at Robert Burlen & Son.

Full-cloth black slipcase with stamped red lettering to spine displays light shelfwear. Case measures approximately 10.25" x 13.25". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.

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Lot 5007

$130

Details: This lot includes the color lithograph from the McKenney & Hall series of Native American portraits shown in the corresponding image(s). This is an original hand-colored portrait of Shar-I-Tar-Ish, a Pawnee chief, taken from the landmark publication "Indian Tribes of North America" (J. T. Bowen, 1841). This well-preserved print measures approximately 14.25" x 19.75" and is complete with a two-page biographical text that shows water staining on edges.

""McKenney & Hall: History of the Indian Tribes of North America" is a collection of 125 images of lithographic and chromolithographic plates. Thomas Loraine McKenney (1785-1859) served as Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1824 to 1830. In that capacity he commissioned and collected portraits of Native Americans for his Gallery in the War Department. McKenney's goal was to publish a record of vanishing peoples: portraits, biographical sketches and a history of North American Indians. He accomplished this in the first issue of the History of the Indian Tribes of North America, published in three volumes between 1838 and 1844. James Hall (1793-1868) provided the text."

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Condition / Notes: Tissue-guarded plate shows no tears, punctures or creasing and displays faint staining at margins. Lithograph is preserved in archival folder with printed label to front cover.

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Lot 5008

$80

Title: The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Author: Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.

Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write miscellaneous pieces for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage, the poems "London" and "The Vanity of Human Wishes", and the play ""Irene."

After nine years of work, Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" was published in 1755; it had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship." This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His later works included essays, an influential annotated edition of William Shakespeare's plays, and the widely read tale Rasselas. In 1763, he befriended James Boswell, with whom he later travelled to Scotland; Johnson described their travels in "A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland." Towards the end of his life, he produced the massive and influential "Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets," a collection of biographies and evaluations of 17th- and 18th-century poets.

Johnson had a tall and robust figure, but his odd gestures and tics were confusing to some on their first encounter with him. Boswell's "Life," along with other biographies, documented Johnson's behaviour and mannerisms in such detail that they have informed the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome (TS), a condition not defined or diagnosed in the 18th century. After a series of illnesses he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. In the years following his death, Johnson began to be recognised as having had a lasting effect on literary criticism, and even as the only great critic of English literature.

Publisher: G. Offor and six others
City: Tower-Hill, London
Year: 1818
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in old half leather with marbled boards and edges. Spines display stamped gilt lettering and baby. Books are moderately rubbed, with minor chipping at ends of spines and corners. Bindings are firm. Pages show occasional light foxing. Includes a portrait by Reynolds and lengthy index.

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Lot 5009

$750

Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: A Novel
Author: Ken Kesey - Ken Kesey was one of Oregon's most famous, critically acclaimed, and controversial authors. His rise to literary and cultural prominence was the product of his distinctive skills and experiences.

Kesey was born on September 17, 1935, in La Junta, Colorado, and in 1946 he and his family moved to Springfield, Oregon. In both high school and at the University of Oregon, Kesey was a champion wrestler. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 1957, Kesey attended Stanford University's creative writing program under the tutelage of acclaimed historian, novelist, and short story writer Wallace Stegner. While at Stanford, Kesey participated in U.S. Army experiments involving lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and mescalin. These hallucinogenic experiences would change Kesey's outlook on life and inspire his writings.

He published One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1962 and the quintessential Oregon novel Sometimes a Great Notion in 1964. Both novels explore what Kesey saw as the conflict between modern industrial society and individuality, a struggle between conformity and freedom. This struggle was also central to Kesey's personal life, where he turned to psychedelic drugs to find personal liberation.

Considered a founding father of the 1960s counterculture, Kesey promoted drug use as a path to individual freedom. He founded a group known as the Merry Pranksters and in 1964 he and the Pranksters traveled the country in a day-glo colored school bus named "Further." This bus was sometimes piloted by Neal Cassady, a Beat icon made famous in Jack Kerouac's 1957 largely autobiographical novel On the Road. The Pranksters were notorious for their “acid tests” and became the inspiration for Tom Wolfe's book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, published in 1968. The Pranksters also promoted the “Warlocks,” a band later known as the Grateful Dead.

In 1965, Kesey's drug use landed him in jail for six months. Upon his release, Kesey moved to a farm near Eugene to raise his family. He would publish a loosely organized memoir of his experiences in 1973's Kesey's Garage Sale. In 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest became an Oscar winning film and Kesey briefly worked as a professor of writing at the University of Oregon. He published his third novel, Sailor Song in 1992, and lived in Pleasant Hill, Oregon, until his death on November 10, 2001. (biographical information courtesy of www.ohs.org/the-oregon-history-project/biographies)
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: First State
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 311 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1962) is a novel written by Ken Kesey. Set in an Oregon psychiatric hospital, the narrative serves as a study of the institutional processes and the human mind as well as a critique of Behaviorism and a celebration of humanistic principles. Published in 1962, the novel was adapted into a Broadway play by Dale Wasserman in 1963. Bo Goldman adapted the novel for the 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman, which won five Academy Awards.

Time Magazine included the novel in its "100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005" list.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first state of the first edition of this novel by Ken Kesey. "Published in 1962 by The Viking Press" is stated on copyright page with no indication of further printings. The following identification points are present: "that fool Red Cross woman" on page 9, lines 12-13; "Red Cross woman named Gwen-doe-lin, with the blond hair the patients are always arguing about..." at top of page 86. Dust Jacket has price of $4.95 on the upper corner of front flap and Jack Kerouac blurb at the bottom of front flap reads ""A great new American novelist."

Volume is bound in green cloth with yellow lettering to spine. Book shows some barely perceptible evidence of damping to cloth. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

Intact illustrated dust jacket designed by Paul Bacon displays light wear to top and bottom of spine panel; small, light area of damping to top of spine panel; minuscule pinhole to front hinge; one-inch closed tear to base of front panel; and several tiny scuffs to front panel. Dust jacket is more attractive than the enumerated faults indicate and exhibits almost none of the spine fading common to this title. Rear cover bears photograph of the author. Housed in handsome custom green leather clamshell box with relief on covers designed to resemble patterns on dust wrapper and with gilt-lettered red leather spine label.

Jacket is preserved in mylar.

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Lot 5010

$140

Details: This antique book press or vise is as handsome as it is heavy. Made of solid cast-iron with hand-painted tole accents in red and gold, it is in easy working order. No manufacturer is indicated.

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Condition / Notes: This item is in generally good condition with some indicators of age and use.

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Lot 5011

$150

Title: Hobo's Code Book
Author: Frank J. Thomas
Publisher: The Tenfingers Press
City: Los Angeles
Year: 1964
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 25 unnumbered pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 5.5"
Book Details: "Riders of the Big Stew Route come & go with the times. This code book is dedicated to all cinder-griftes who have scrawled these high-sings on box-cars, brick-walls, curbstones & cans."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work in accordion binding, with wood-grained paper boards. This is copy 55 of 55. Book shows minimal external wear. Binding is sound. Dedication page and first two pages display small marginal stains.

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Lot 5012

$200

Title: L'art d'ecrire reduit a des demonstrations vraies et faciles, avec des explications claires, pour le dictionnaire des artes
Author: Charles Paillasson - Charles Paillasson was a French man of letters, calligrapher and encyclopediste, named "expert ecrivain jure verificateur et ancien professeur de l'Académie royale d'écriture" in 1767 and "Premier secrétaire du Cabinet du roi" in 1780.
Publisher: uncredited
City: Paris
Year: 1765
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 16 pages plus 25 plates
Width: 10.5" Height: 15.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique folio is bound in later chipped, repaired wrappers. Book has elaborate engraved title page, 16 pages of text, and 25 engraved plates of alphabets from all the known world numbered 1 to 25. A clean copy of this notable work by a master calligrapher. Includes Hebrew, Syrian, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Phoenician, Ethiopian, Egyptian, Etruscan, Anglo-Saxon, Russian, Serbian, Armenian, Georgian, Persian, Bengali, Siamese, Tibetan, Manchurian, Japanese, Chinese, &c. Paillasson contributed a section on calligraphy to Diderot's "Encyclopedia." Although similar in title, this is not his treatise on the methods of writing, but a separate and rarer work

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Lot 5013

$35

Details: "The Little Drummer" is a salesman's catalog from Winch Brothers Company of Boston, which claimed it was "The largest shoe jobbing house in the world." This 1910-1911 catalog includes detailed drawings of the latest high-button shoes for men, women, and children, as well as button hooks, replacement heels and other parts, mending equipment, and everything else related to shoes. Price lists are included.

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Condition / Notes: This catalog is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

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Lot 5014

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the group of booklets on American history by private presses shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this collection are limited editions of "Lincoln's Secretary Goes West: Two Reports by John G. Nicolay on Frontier Indian Troubles 1862" edited by Theodore C. Blegen (Sumac Press, 1965, 8vo 76 pages. Cloth. Copy 45 of 500 copies); "The Colonial Tobacconist" (The Tenfingers Press, 1970, number 45 of 100 copies, includes flyer offering account of the book's preparation and completion) by Frank J. Thomas; and "Lincoln as Seen by C. C. Brown" (The Crabgrass Press, 1963, in wrappers and envelope, one of 300) edited by Wayne C. Temple.

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Condition / Notes: Books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 5015

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Edition Club volumes shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this collection are "The Conquest and Settlement of the Island of Boriquen or Puerto Rico" (1975) by Captain Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, with drawings by Jack & Irene Delano, "The Book of the People: Popul Vuh. The National Book of the Ancient Quiche Maya" (1954) with illustrations by Everett Gee Jackson, W. H. Prescott's "History of the Conquest of Peru, 1524-1550" (1957), "The Chronicles of the Cid" (1958) with illustrations by Rene Ben Sussan, and Pedro Antonio de Alarcon's "The Three-Cornered Hat" (1959) illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. Each illustrator-signed volume is preserved in its slipcase. Also present in this group is a Random House printing of Cervantes' "Don Quixote de la Mancha" (1941), with engravings by Hans Alexander Mueller.





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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.

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Lot 5016

$140

Title: The Gallery of Illustrations for Shakespeare's Dramatic Works Originally Projected and Published by John Boydell. Reduced and Re-Engraved by the Heliotype Process with Selections from the Text
Author: uncredited author
Editor: J. Parker Norris
Publisher: Gebbie & Barrie, Publishers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11.5" Height: 14.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Reduced and re-engraved by the Heliotype process with selections from the original text. Approximately 14 x 11 inches in gilt-stamped full dark brown leather, hinges neatly repaired, and with raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Corners lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers. Includes frontispiece and 99 plate illustrations, each plate with a sheet of descriptive letterpress and thick tissue guard. A fine copy.

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Lot 5017

$130

Title: A Streetcar Named Desire
Author: Tennesee Williams - Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III was an American writer who worked principally as a playwright in the American theater. He also wrote short stories, novels, poetry, essays, screenplays and a volume of memoirs. His professional career lasted from the mid-1930s until his death in 1983, and saw the creation of many plays that are regarded as classics of the American stage. Williams adapted much of his best known work for the cinema.
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1982
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.25" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by Tennessee Williams, with a foreword by Jessica Tandy and an introduction by the author, and signed by illustrator Al Hirschfeld on the colophon page. This is number 1459 of 2000.

This volume is bound in pictorial linen with vine-and-flowers motif, Aniline leather spine has bright stamped gilt lettering. Volume is in excellent condition..

"The composition of the text in Monotype New Times Roman has been performed by Mackenzie-Harris of San Francisco. Danie Keleher at the Wild Carrot Letterpress has printed the text and the engraved plates. The 100 pound Letterpress wove paper has been specially made for this edition by Mohawk Mills and is here used for the first time. The frontisiece, an original lithograh, has been printed by George J. Goodstadt of New York on Rives paper. The book has been bound by Robert Burlen of Hingham, Mass. in Checquered Lady, a hand screened fabric imported from Italy by Clarence House Ltd." -Colophon

Slipcase with stamped gilt lettering to spine displays light shelfwear. Case measures approximately 8.25" x 13.25". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.

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Lot 5018

$175

Title: Harmoniae Evangelicae libri IIII Graece et Latine, in quibus Euangelica historia ex quatuor Euangelistis ita in unum est contexta, ut nullius uerbu[m] ullum omissum, nihil alienum immixtum, nullius ordo turbatus, nihil non suo loco positum : omnia uero` literis & notis ita distincta sint, ut quid cuisq[ue] evangelistæ proprium, quid cum aliis, & cum quibus commune sit, primo statim aspectu deprehendere queas. Item Elenchus Harmoniae Annotationum liber unus
Author: Andreas Osiander - Andreas Osiander was a German Lutheran theologian.


Osiander published a corrected edition of the Vulgate Bible, with notes, in 1522 and a "Harmony of the Gospels" in 1537. In 1533, Brandenburg-Nuernbergische Kirchenordnung vom Jahre 1533 was published, with Osiander assisting in both the source material the final editing. This combined order of worship and catechism was the first work to include the Keys section of Luther's "Small Catechism," of which Osiander is a suspected author.
In 1543, Osiander oversaw the publication of the book "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" ("On the revolution of the celestial spheres") by Copernicus. He added a preface suggesting that the model described in the book was not necessarily true, or even probable, but was useful for computational purposes. This was certainly not the opinion of Copernicus, who was probably unaware of the addition. As a result, many readers, unaware that Osiander was the author of the preface, believed that Copernicus himself had not believed that his hypothesis was actually true. Osiander also did not sign the preface added to Copernicus' book, therefore many readers at the time assumed that this is what Copernicus had actually thought himself.
In 1550 Osiander published two controversial disputations, "De Lege et Evangelio" and "De Justficatione." In these, he set out his view that justification by faith was instilled in (rather than ascribed to) humanity by Christ's divinity, a view contrary to those of Martin Luther and John Calvin although he agreed with Lutheranism's fundamental opposition to Roman Catholicism and Calvinism. These beliefs were maintained after his death by Johann Funck (his son-in-law) but disappeared after 1566. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Ex Officina Frobeniana, per Hieronymum Frobenium et Nicholaum Episcopum
City: Basel
Year: 1561
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [12] + [24] pp. + 145 folia + [1] blank leaf + [68] pp. annotations
Width: 8.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: The "Harmonic Gospels" are an attempt to create a single canonical text of the canonical gospels by present a unified text derived from them; Osiander, a German Lutheran theologian and mystic, also published a corrected edition of the Vulgate Bible and oversaw the publication of Copernicus's "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium." Adams O359.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in contemporary flexible vellum showing significant wear, having become dried and somewhat darkened, lacking 2" at top of spine, displaying holes from lost ties, upper corner on front board partially folded back revealing board, some remains of pasted-down paper around upper spine, front board detached from paper block, block binding solid; along the spine are three strips of vellum with fragments of a musical text in later Caroline minuscule. Occasional light toning and foxing, some light liquid stains, scattered ink marginalia, a few small wormholes in margins not affecting text, overall clean and bright; folio 15 misprinted as 13, library stamp on title page from the Bibliothec. P. R. Stuttg., three small splotches of red ink on title page. Printed in Greek and Latin. Printed by Hieronymus Froben, eldest son of Johann Froben, who was a pioneering printer of Basel.

Printers' names from colophon; printers' device on title page.

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Lot 5019

$200

Title: A Plain and Succinct Narrative of the Late Riots and Disturbances in the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark. Containing, Particulars of the Burning of Newgate, the King's Bench, the Fleet, and New Bridewell Prisons. Also, the Houses of Lord Mansfield, Sir John Fielding, Messrs. Landale, Rainsforth, Cox, Hyde &c. Romish Chapels, Schools, &c. with an Account of the Commission of Lord George Gordon to the Tower, and Anecdotes of His Life. To Which Is Prefixed, an Abstract of the Act Lately Passed in Favour of the Roman Catholics. And an Account of the Bill, as Moved for in Parliament by Sir George Savile, with the Observations of Sir George and Mr. Dunning on the Papist Penal Laws
Author:
Publisher: Fielding and Walker
City: London
Year: 1780
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 62 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor fraying at ends of spine and outside corners. Binding is firm. Pencil annotations appear on title page. Annotation in ink can be seen in upper outside corner of final page of text. Lightly age-toned pages display sporadic light foxing.

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Lot 5020

$110

Details: This lot includes the color lithograph from the McKenney & Hall series of Native American portraits shown in the corresponding image(s). This is an original hand-colored portrait of Peskelechaco, a Pawnee chief, taken from the landmark publication "Indian Tribes of North America" (J. T. Brown Lithographic Establishment, 1841). This well-preserved print measures approximately 14.25" x 19.75" and is complete with two pages of biographical text that show water staining to edges.

""McKenney & Hall: History of the Indian Tribes of North America" is a collection of 125 images of lithographic and chromolithographic plates. Thomas Loraine McKenney (1785-1859) served as Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1824 to 1830. In that capacity he commissioned and collected portraits of Native Americans for his Gallery in the War Department. McKenney's goal was to publish a record of vanishing peoples: portraits, biographical sketches and a history of North American Indians. He accomplished this in the first issue of the History of the Indian Tribes of North America, published in three volumes between 1838 and 1844. James Hall (1793-1868) provided the text."

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Condition / Notes: Tissue-guarded plate shows no tears, punctures or creasing and displays faint staining at edges. Lithograph is preserved in archival folder with printed label to front cover.

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Lot 5021

$80

Title: Sacred Fix
Author: Sinclair Beiles - Sinclair Beiles was a South African beat poet and editor for Maurice Girodias at the Olympia Press in Paris. He developed along with William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin the cut-up technique of writing poetry and literature.
Beiles was involved with American beat poets Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and Brion Gysin, and Burroughs at the legendary Beat Hotel in Paris. The photographer Harold Chapman recorded this period in his book "The Beat Hotel" (Gris Banal, 1984). He co-authored "Minutes to Go with Burroughs, Gysin and Corso" (Two Cities Editions, 1960). Beiles helped edit Burroughs' "Naked Lunch."
Publisher: Cold Turkey Press
City: Rotterdam
Year: 1975
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited first edition. This is copy number 210 of 250.

Volume is bound in printed cream wrappers with brown tape shelfback. Book shows mild external wear, with white markings to spine and lightly bumped lower outside corner. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright.

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Lot 5022

$90

Details: This lot includes the color lithograph from the McKenney & Hall series of Native American portraits shown in the corresponding image(s). This is an original hand-colored portrait of Timpoochee Barnard, an Uchee warrior, taken from the landmark publication "Indian Tribes of North America" (F. W. Greenough, 1838). This well-preserved print measures approximately 14.25" x 19.75" and is complete with a four-page biographical text that displays water markings and soiling at edges.

""McKenney & Hall: History of the Indian Tribes of North America" is a collection of 125 images of lithographic and chromolithographic plates. Thomas Loraine McKenney (1785-1859) served as Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1824 to 1830. In that capacity he commissioned and collected portraits of Native Americans for his Gallery in the War Department. McKenney's goal was to publish a record of vanishing peoples: portraits, biographical sketches and a history of North American Indians. He accomplished this in the first issue of the "History of the Indian Tribes of North America," published in three volumes between 1838 and 1844. James Hall (1793-1868) provided the text."

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Condition / Notes: Tissue-guarded plate shows no tears, punctures or creasing and displays markings along fore edge. Lithograph is preserved in archival folder with printed label to front cover.

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Lot 5023

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the vintage magazine issue shown in the corresponding image(s). This November 1939 issue of "Black & White: The West in Review" contains a seven-page story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck entitled "The Leader of the People." Illustrated with two in-text drawings and vignette.

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Condition / Notes: Well-preserved issue shows darkening at edges and lightly bumped lower inside corner. Covers and pages display no tears, punctures, creasing or markings.

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Lot 5024

$350

Title: Histoire de l'admirable Don Quichotte de la Manche, traduite de l'espagnol de Michel de Cervantes. Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee & augmentee
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, "Don Quixote," considered the first modern novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called "la lengua de Cervantes" ("the language of Cervantes"). He was dubbed El Príncipe de los Ingenios ("The Prince of Wits").
Translor: François Filleau de Saint-Martin
Publisher: Francois Seguin, Imprimeur-Libraire
City: Avignon
Year: 1786-1787
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.25" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce translation into French of Cervantes' masterpiece, with 6 volumes in three books. Set is bound in old decorated boards, showing minor repairs, nicely rebacked with calf and red leather labels. Books exhibit light external wear, with occasional minor loss at outside corners. Bindings are firm. Small stain is visible to bottom edge of final volume. Pages show very occasional light foxing. Faded oval name stamp of "von Olanyer" appears on title pages. This work is illustrated with numerous plates and vignettes.

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Lot 5025

$20

Title: The Dance of Death
Author: Roderick Cave
Publisher: Brewhouse Private Press
City: Wymondham, England
Year: 1967
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this broadsheet. This is one of 150 copies. Folded sheet, with typography by Duncan Greenwood and Jeffrey Hames, printed by Peter Esgate and Trevor Hickman, is in excellent condition. Block cut is by Trevor Hickman after the original by Mathias Huss. Original folder with stamped gilt lettering and skull to front panel is in excellent condition.

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Lot 5026

$130

Title: Quaestiones regulares et canonicae, in quibus utriusque juris & privi legiorum regularium, & apostolicarum constitutionum, novae & veteres difficultates dispersae, & confusae, miro ordine scholastico per quaestiones & articulos elucidantur...maxime necessariae. Tomus Tertius / Praxis Criminalis Regvlarivm Saecularivmqve Omnivm Absolvtissima : ex antiquioribus pariter & recentioribus autoribus ... in vnum collecta, & quoad eius fieri potuit, in Titulos iuxta Decretalium ordinem digesta. Tomus Quartus
Author: Manuel Rodrigues, Paolino Berti
Publisher: Petrus & Ioannes Belleros
City: Antwerp
Year: 1616
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 8] + 243 pp. + [28] pp. indices (Quaestiones), [4] + 346 pp. + [42] pp. indices (Praxis)
Width: 10.5" Height: 15.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Book 3 of the "Quaestiones Regulares" bound with the "Praxis Criminalis." Contemporary elaborately blind-stamped pigskin boards rebacked with modern gilt-stamped tan leather, embossed seal, some wear to corners and edges, remains of metal and leather tabs, some dark markings to rear board, boards lightly rubbed, binding solid, good overall. Faded red staining to edges, separate title pages, large printer's marks featuring intertwined flowers and books bifurcated by a winged staff, previous owner's ink inscription on title page of Quaestiones, occasional red stamps of the Mercantile Library Philadelphia on title page of Quaestiones and in margins, uneven browning, minor chipping to outer margins of first few leaves, occasional light liquid stains, text block clear; in "Praxis Criminalis" p. 170 is misprinted as 117, 188 as 190, 197-204 as 199, 202, 201, 202, 201, 202, 205, and 206, 234-235 as 236-237, 253-254 as 153-154, 263-264 as 163-164, 291 as 921, and 309 as 319. A nice and weighty copy of these interesting, difficult-to-find books.







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Lot 5027

$250

Title: Hierozoicon Sive bipertitum opus De Animalibus Sacræ Scripturae. Pars Prior Agit Libris quatuor De Animalibus in genere et de quadrupedibus viviparis et oviparis. Pars Posterior Agit Libris sex De Avibus, Serpentibus, Insectis, Aquaticis, Et Fabulosis Animalibus. Cum Indice septuplici I. Locorum Scripturae. II. Auctorum qui citantur. III. Vocum Hebraici, Chaldaici, Syriaci, Samaritanici & Aethiopici Sermonis. IV. Vocum Arabicarum. V. Graecarum. VI. Romanarum, que passim explicantur. VII. Rerum.
Author: Samuel Bochart - Samuel Bochart was a French Protestant biblical scholar, a student of Thomas Erpenius and the teacher of Pierre Daniel Huet. His two-volume "Geographia Sacra seu Phaleg et Canaan" (Caen 1646) exerted a profound influence on seventeenth-century Biblical exegesis.

Bochart was one of the several generations of antiquaries who expanded upon the basis Renaissance humanists had laid down, complementing their revolutionary hermeneutics by setting classical texts more firmly within the cultural contexts of Greek and Roman societies, without understanding of which they could never be fully understood. Thus Bochart stands at the beginning of a discipline of the history of ideas that provides the modern context for all textual studies.(Courtesy of Wikipedia)



Publisher: Thomas Roycroft
City: London
Year: 1663
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [8] + [96] + 1094 columns + [124]
Width: 10" Height: 15"
Book Details: Bochart's "Hierozoicon sive bipartitum opus de animalibus sacrae scripturae" is a zoological treatise on the animals of the Bible. It was more than a Christianized Pliny's "Natural History" nor just an expansion of Conrad Gesner's "Historiae animalium." Bochart instanced the Arabic naturalists, like al-Damîrî and al-Qazwini, none of whose work had appeared in European print before. (Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition containing the first part (4 books) only. Antique volume is bound in restored contemporary brown leather with professionally repaired joints and new gilt-stamped black leather spine label, spine bands, corners rounded off. Binding is firm. This work contains engraved portrait of the author, occasional illustrations, title page printed in black and red, some Arabic and Greek in text; edges and corners fragile, fresh pastedowns with repaired end-papers and title page, some uneven toning and light marginal staining/wormholing not affecting text, column numbering errors from 832-865, catchwords and quires continuous.

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Lot 5028

$100

Details: This lot includes the color lithograph from the McKenney & Hall series of Native American portraits shown in the corresponding image(s). This is an original hand-colored portrait of Wa-Kawn-Ha-Ka, a Winnebago chief, taken from the landmark publication "Indian Tribes of North America" (J. T. Bowen, 1841). This well-preserved print measures approximately 14.25" x 19.75" and is complete with a foxed three-page biographical text that shows water staining on edges.

""McKenney & Hall: History of the Indian Tribes of North America" is a collection of 125 images of lithographic and chromolithographic plates. Thomas Loraine McKenney (1785-1859) served as Commissioner of Indian Affairs from 1824 to 1830. In that capacity he commissioned and collected portraits of Native Americans for his Gallery in the War Department. McKenney's goal was to publish a record of vanishing peoples: portraits, biographical sketches and a history of North American Indians. He accomplished this in the first issue of the History of the Indian Tribes of North America, published in three volumes between 1838 and 1844. James Hall (1793-1868) provided the text."

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Condition / Notes: Tissue-guarded plate shows no tears, punctures or creasing and displays faint staining at margins. Lithograph is preserved in archival folder with printed label to front cover.

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