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Lot 5001

$175

Title: The Art of Papermaking
Author: Joseph de Lalande - Joseph Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande was a French astronomer, freemason and writer. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: Richard MacIntyre Atkinson
Publisher: The Ashling Press
City: Mountcashel Castle, Kilmurry
Year: 1976
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 118 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: “The Art of Papermaking” is decoratively bound in brown half leather and woven cloth covers, with gilt embellishment to the boards and spine, and handmade marbled endpapers. This is a limited edition numbered 73 of 405 of this first English language edition, signed by Ian O'Casey, paper-maker and publisher.

“The Art of Papermaking” by Joseph de Lalande is considered to be the first real technical manual for the field. Plates printed on blue paper enhance the text with pictures of the process of papermaking, equipment, and buildings associated with the process.

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Condition / Notes: This title shows exceptionally well with minimal indications of age and wear including mild rubbing to the leather binding.
Lot 5002

$225

Title: The Case of the Waylaid Wolf
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner - Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and author. Though best known for the Perry Mason series of detective stories, he wrote numerous other novels and shorter pieces, as well as a series of non-fiction books, mostly narrations of his travels through Baja California and other regions in Mexico. The best-selling American author of the twentieth century at the time of his death, he also published under numerous pseudonyms, including A.A. Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray and Robert Parr. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
City: New York
Year: 1959
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 247 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: This first edition of “The Case of the Waylaid Wolf” by Erle Stanley Gardner is the 100th book by Gardner. Bound in yellow cloth with black lettering, this copy is signed and inscribed by the author. The original dust jacket by H. Lawrence Hoffman remains intact.

From the dust jacket: “When pretty Arlene Ferris filed charged of assault against playboy Loring Lamont, she well knew that his wealthy and powerful family would make her fight for her good name. What she didn’t know was that she would be fighting for her life…Mason is kept on the run, not only tracking down new evidence, but keeping up with the old. The result is a fiery courtroom scene and a startling denouement—a mystery, in short, in every way a sparkler for celebrating a celebrated author’s 100th book."

The items in this collection come to us from the estate of one of Erle Stanley Gardner’s close friends and neighbors. Many of these volumes were gifts from Gardner himself and contain personal inscriptions. Please view our catalog for specific details about which lots feature signed titles.

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Condition / Notes: This title shows well with minimal indications of age and wear, including minor rubbing and mild age toning. The dust jacket displays some rubbing and creasing with chipping and small tears to high points.
Lot 5003

$60

Title: From Bauhaus to Our House
Author: Tom Wolfe - Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. was an American author and journalist widely known for his association with New Journalism, a style of news writing and journalism developed in the 1960s and 1970s that incorporated literary techniques. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
City: New York
Year: 1981
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 143 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This author signed first printing of Tom Wolfe's social history of modern architecture, "From Bauhaus to Our House," is complete with its original dust jacket. The text is bound by blue and yellow cloth-covered boards with the title emblazoned in silver letters on the spine.

The dust jacket introduces this volume as such: "Today everyone (tout le monde) is looking at the past fifty years of American architecture with a new pair of eyes. As Tom Wolfe writes in his introduction to 'From Bauhaus to Our House,' 'O waves of grain,l has there ever been another place on earth where so many people of wealth and power have paid for and put up with so much architecture they detested as within thy blessed borders today? . . . Every child goes to school in a building that looks like a duplicating-machine replacement-parts wholesale distribution warehouse . . . Every new $900,000 summer house in the north woods of Michigan or on the shore of Long Island has so many pipe railings, ramps, hob-tread metal spiral stairways, sheets of industrial plate glass, banks of tungsten-halogen lamps, and white cylindrical shapes, it looks like an insecticide refinery.' And every building more than ten stories high is 'a glass box.' Even the architects themselves now use the term with a snigger. The contradiction between this bare, spare, impersonal, and highly abstract architecture and the civilization it serves provides the setting of 'From Bauhaus to Our House.' This has been the American century - just as the seventeenth century was the British century - the epoch in which a young giant achieves tremendous military and economic power and flexes its muscles, bursting with energy and exuberance and wallowing in excess. And what architecture does America have to show for it? An architecture whose tenets prohibit every manifestation of exuberance, power, or even high spirits, as the height of bad taste. Lately, the architects assure us, we have entered the period of Post-Modern architecture. But the Post-Modernists have proved to be like runners in a dream, eager to flee but unable to move, producing work that remains obedient to the doctrines of orthodox Modernism. In Tom Wolfe's hands, the strange saga of American architecture in the twentieth century makes for both high comedy and intellectual excitement.This is his sequel to 'The Painted Word,' the book that caused such a furor in the art world five years ago. Once again Wolfe shows how social and intellectual fashions have determined aesthetic form in our time and how willingly the creators have abandoned personal vision and originality in order to work a la mode."

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Condition / Notes: This volume displays some mild indications of age and wear. There is a slight partial tear to the upper right portion of the dust jacket which has been neatly repaired with tape. There are some other minor signs of chipping and creasing on the dust jacket. The boards display mild indications of soiling and light age-toning. A gift inscription appears on the flyleaf and Wolfe's signature appears on the front free endpaper. The binding and hinges are solid and intact and the text is clear and bright on clean pages throughout the book.
Lot 5004

$80

Title: The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co.
City: London
Year: 1903 & 1907
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: This privately bound complete three-volume set of "The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning" features decorative brown leather bindings and tan marbled paper-covered boards. Additionally, the text features a small Christmas card signed "Annie," presumably from Annie Trumbull Slosson.

A bookplate indicates that these volumes come from the collection of Louise Trumbull.

A member of the important Trumbull family, Louise was the cousin of Henry Clay Trumbull, an important clergyman and pioneer of the Sunday School Movement; James Hammond Trumbull, an American scholar and philologist; and Annie Trumbull Slosson, an American author and noted etymologist.

The front free endpaper in each text is marked "Bound by Stikeman and Co. for Charles Scribners Sons."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes have been carefully stored and show especially well with only some minor indications of rubbing and shelfwear to their boards. The text is divided into six volumes that are completely bound into this three-volume set. A moisture marking appears on the boards of Volume One and Volume Three. The pages are somewhat brittle though they remain clean and clear throughout each book.
Lot 5005

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Graphic Work by Adelyn Dohme Breeskin - Dated 1979 by Smithsonian Institution Press - Signed Edition - This author signed copy of "Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne of the Graphic Work" is an updated 1979 edition of the other text featured in this lot. The volume is bound with patterned paper-covered boards with the title printed in the center of the front cover and emblazoned on the gray cloth spine cover in gilt letters. This volume features several colored plates and other updates and additions.

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This volume displays mild to moderate indications of age and wear on its boards. Some partial tears are visible to the outside of the front hinge. The binding and hinges are otherwise solid and intact. The text and illustrations remain clear and bright on clean pages throughout the book.
- The Graphic Work of Mary Cassatt: A Catalogue Raisonne by Adelyn Dohme Breeskin - Dated 1948 by H. Bittner and Company - Other - see description - This limited first edition copy of "The Graphic Work of Mary Cassatt" by Adelyn Dohme Breeskin was once the author's personal copy and features a handwritten update to the acknowledgments page and other handwritten edits through the text. The text contains the flaps from the original dust jacket and an insert from the original publication. The book is bound with patterned paper-covered boards and the title is emblazoned in gilt letters on a red cloth spine cover.

The limitation page is printed inside the insert and reads: "The book contains one frontispiece in original colors and 232 reproductions on 100 collotype plates printed by the Meriden Gravure Company and 88 pages of text printed by The Anthoensen Press. Size 9 x 12 inches. Bound in half buckram. Limited edition of 550 copies. Publication date September 7, 1948."

This text comes from the estate of an expert art scholar whose thesis and career focused on Cassatt and her work. This volume is accompanied by an author signed copy of a later edition of the same work.



This volume displays moderate signs of rubbing, shelfwear, and light soiling to its boards. The binding and hinges are secure and intact. Many pages include handwritten notes from the author though they are otherwise clean, clear, and crisp.
Lot 5006

$175

Title: The Earl of Louisiana
Author: A. J. Liebling - Abbott Joseph "A. J." Liebling was an American journalist who was closely associated with The New Yorker from 1935 until his death. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1961
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 252 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This vintage first printing is bound in paper covered boards with cloth spine cover and features original dust jacket with publisher's price of $3.95.

This volume is inscribed in hand from Roy Wilkins to James Farmer, during Wilkins' time at the Jackson Mississippi Jail. The volume also features a laid-in stamp of Wilkins.

The inscription reads,
"For Jim Farmer,
Leader of the Freedom Bus Riders, May-June, 1961
Roy Williams
(In the Jackson Miss. Jail, June 7, 1961)"

James Leonard Farmer Jr. (January 12, 1920 – July 9, 1999) was a civil rights activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement "who pushed for nonviolent protest to dismantle segregation, and served alongside Martin Luther King Jr." He was the initiator and organizer of the 1961 Freedom Ride, which eventually led to the desegregation of interstate transportation in the United States.

Roy Ottoway Wilkins (August 30, 1901 – September 8, 1981) was a prominent activist in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 1930s to the 1970s. Wilkins' most notable role was in his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).


The previous owner of this volume was a close friend to James Farmer in his later and final years.

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Condition / Notes: This volume shows moderate signs of age/wear with chipping, soiling and loss of material to the dust jacket. The interior pages show age toning throughout.
Lot 5007

$225

Title: The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke
Author: Edmund Burke - Edmund Burke was an Irish statesman born in Dublin, as well as an author, orator, political theorist and philosopher, who after moving to London in 1750 served as a member of parliament (MP) between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons with the Whig Party. In the nineteenth century, Burke was praised by both conservatives and liberals. Subsequently, in the twentieth century he became widely regarded as one of the philosophical founders of modern conservatism. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1866
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 12 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: This uniformly bound twelve volume set of "The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke" is bound in brown leather with gilt spine lettering and embellishment.

Volume twelve contains a general table of contents and index for the set.

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Condition / Notes: This set shows well with some indications of age and wear including shelfwear and rubbing, particularly to spine high points. Text blocks and bindings are sound and the text is clear and crisp through uniform age toning.
Lot 5008

$175

Title: Lee Krasner: A Catalogue Raisonne
Author: Ellen G. Landau
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1995
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 336 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Book Details: This title is bound in black cloth with a gilt spine title. Decorative endpapers are a detail taken from the artist's work "Mosaic Table" (CR218).

A comprehensive work, this title includes 660 illustrations, including 267 plates in full color.

"Lenore "Lee" Krasner (27 October 1908 – 19 June 1984) was an American abstract expressionist painter in the second half of the 20th century. She is one of the few female artists to have had a retrospective show at the Museum of Modern Art." [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: This title shows very well, with minimal indications of age and wear. The original dust jacket shows some signs of shelfwear with scratches and minor creasing.
Lot 5009

$350

Title: Originum ac Germanicarum Antiquitatum Libri, Leges uidelicet, Salicae, Allemannorum, Saxonum, Angliiorum, Thuringorum, Burgundionum, Francorum, Ripuariae, Boioariorum, Vuestphalorum, Vuerinorum, Frisionum, Langobardorum, Theutonum
Author: Johannes Basilius Herold - Johannes Basilius Herold or Jean-Basile Hérold is a Swiss proofreader, printer and translator. (Courtesy Wikipedia)
Publisher: Per Henrichum Petri
City: Basel
Year: c. 1557
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 346 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: This antique volume is bound in decorative mottled parchment or vellum, with raised bands on the spine cover as well as a partial leather spine label. The interior shows decorative woodcut initials as well as ornaments throughout. The last page in the book, page 347, is a handwritten facsimile.

"They were compilations of existing tribal customs, not legislation, and were the laws of tribes or peoples, not of territories. They were not complete nor systematic statements of law but statements of agreed custom on various matters, notably compensation for homicide, assault, and theft of cattle. Their dates range from the latter half of the fifth century to the ninth" (Oxford Companion to Law).
Condition / Notes: This antique volume shows mild to moderate signs of age/wear with chipping to the spine cover and cracked hinges, with some loss of material. Edgewear is present to the boards. The interior pages show well with light age toning to the edges. Previous owner inscriptions and marginalia are present.
Lot 5010

$200

Title: The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands
Author: Erle Stanley Gardner - Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and best-selling author. He is best known for the Perry Mason series of detective stories, but he wrote numerous other novels and shorter pieces and also a series of nonfiction books, mostly narrations of his travels through Baja California and other regions in Mexico. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
City: New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 218 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This first edition, first printing of “The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands” by Erle Stanley Gardner is signed and inscribed by the author. Bound in red paper with black lettering, this title retains the original pictorial dust jacket by Lowell Chereskin.

From the dust jacket: "She was a stunning brunette, in a frightful hurry, and obviously keyed to a high pitch. She handed Perry Mason five $100 pari-mutuel tickets on Dough Boy, who'd run in the third that day, and asked Perry to collect--if the horse had won. She hadn't stayed to find out…”

The items in this collection come to us from the estate of one of Erle Stanley Gardner’s close friends and neighbors. Many of these volumes were gifts from Gardner himself and contain personal inscriptions. Please view our catalog for specific details about which lots feature signed titles.

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Condition / Notes: This title shows well with minimal indications of age and wear including minimal shelfwear and mild age toning. The original dust jacket displays minor chipping to high points and a tear at the front top spine.
Lot 5011

$40

Book Details: Large collection of books related to decoy carving and bird carving.

Some titles include: "Working Plans for Working Decoys", "Game Bird Carving", "Wildfowl Carving", "Realistic Decoys"


Condition / Notes: This collection of books is in good condition some shelf wear and some books have minor tearing on the edges of the dust jacket.
Lot 5012

$30

Book Details: This collection of eight volumes with decorative antique bindings features titles including: "Three in Norway"; "The First Millennial Faith: The Church Faith in its First One Thousand Years" with intricately decorated Victorian gilt bindings; "Field, Cover, and Trap Shooting"; "Life of Jane Welsh Carlyle"; and "Wandering Recollections of a Somewhat Busy Life."

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Condition / Notes: These volumes display mild to moderate signs of rubbing and shelfwear. Some texts may have partially cracked or weak hinges and bindings. Overall, most of these texts show especially well and bear only minor signs of age and wear.
Lot 5013

$45

Title: The Travels and Adventures of Mademoiselle de Richelieu
Author: Anonymous Author
Publisher: Printed for M. Cooper
City: London
Year: 1744
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: No
Width: 4" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: These two interesting antique leatherbound volumes are part of a three volume set of "The Travels and Adventures of Mademoiselle de Richelieu," which tells the story of a woman's travels through Europe in disguise as a man. The story has many varying critical interpretations, and it is unclear who actually wrote it or if it was even written by a woman at all. While some view the work as an early feminist piece, others suggest that the tale is intended to be an anti-feminist satire. [Outside information courtesy Alpennia: Gonda, Caroline. 2006. "Lesbian Narrative in the Travels and Adventures of Mademoiselle de Richelieu" in British Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies 29, no. 2: 191-200.]

The full title to these texts reads: "The Travels and Adventures of Mademoiselle de Richelieu, Cousin to the Present Duke of That Name, Who Made the Tour of Europe, Dressed in Men's Cloaths, Attended by Her Maid Lucy as Her Valet de Chambre. Now Done into English from the Lady's Own Manuscript by the Translator of the Memoirs and Adventures of the Marques of Bretagne and Duke of Harcourt."

The introduction to volume one offers some information on the content of this work: "Were I a common Writer, I should follow common Form, that is to say, deduce my Origin from a long Race of illustrious Ancestors, and conclude the pompous Introduction with a Word or two to the Male Sex, who think it a monstrous Presumption in a Woman to pretend to write; but I would have those vain Creatures to know, that though, out of our great Condescension, we may allow them the masculine nervous Stile, yet the soft and tender is all our own [...] I am pretty certain, if ever my Travels are published, that your serious old flegmatick Fellows, and the wrinkled antiquated Matrons will cry, Fie upon this impudent Girl to shake off the Modesty of the Sex, and gallop over the World to satisfy the mad Whims of a Romantic Brain. Why truly, as your Notion of a Woman is, that she is a domestic Tool designed for no other Use but to satisfy the brutal Inclinations of her Lord and Master Man, my Scheme of Life must give you offence, and your Indignation will still rise higher, when I very fairly and plainly tell you, that I abhor the shameful Drudgery to which my Sex is fatally subjected in propagating the Species, that I am highly sensible of our Misery in this Disposition of Nature, and find that I have a Soul as capable of noble and refined Sentiments, as those male Things who would fain make us meer Machines formed by God and Nature, for no other Purpose but to serve their Pleasures."

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Condition / Notes: Volume one has lost its front board and its back hinge is weak. The binding is otherwise intact and there are no loose pages. Volume three has a weak front hinge with a significant partial crack though the text is also otherwise intact without any loose pages. A moderate moisture marking is visible on the front board and spine of volume three. Volume two is not included with this pair of texts. A signature and the year 1750 are handwritten on the front free endpaper in both volumes. The text itself remains clear and legible on lightly age-toned pages throughout both books.
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