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Lot 4248

$110

Details: This lot includes the pair of framed antiphonal music sheets shown in the corresponding image(s). These are pages from a Catholic liturgical book, intended for use in choro (i. e. in the liturgical choir), and originally characterized, as its name implies, by the assignment to it principally of the antiphons used in various parts of the Roman liturgy. Leaves show multicolored ink on pencil- and ink-lined vellum that create a musical score composed of squared notes plus words to be sung from Roman Catholic liturgy. The smaller text is intended as instructions for those participating in the service, denoting which participants sing which words, and (at the top of the page) offering suggestions for personal reflections to be considered by the participants as they sing, listen, or enter and exit the sanctuary.

Condition / Notes: Each frame containing a vellum choirbook leaf measures approximately 16" x 20.5". This parchment page is in good condition with one leaf showing small circular marking near lower right corner, with minor loss of material. Leaves show no loss of inked pigment, no staining or wrinkling. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 4249

$950

Title: The Jean Giono Suite
Artist: Martine Franck
Medium: Photograph
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1999
Width: 15.0" Height: 19.75"
Art Notes: This suite of photographs is number 9 of 45, individually numbered and signed by Martine Franck. The portfolio contains title page, table of illus., colophon and the complete series of 5 monochrome photogravures designed to illustrate Jean Giono's allegorical tale "The Man Who Planted Trees / L'homme qui plantait des arbres" (1953).

The portfolio was editioned by at the press of Jon Goodman Photogravure on Arches Cover.

Burgundy cloth-covered case with stamped gilt lettering to front cover and velvet lining is in excellent condition. Elephant folio case measures approximately 16" x 20.75".

Please note that the Limited Editions Club publication referenced above is also being offered in this auction.
Condition: Prints are in excellent condition. Clamshell case shows light shelfwear and sunning to spine and front panel.
 
Lot 4250

$40

Title: Mision de los Capuchinos en Cumana
Author: P. Buenaventura de Carrocera - Spanish Capuchin priest and historian, specializing in the history of the Catholic Church. he was director of the journal Missionalia Hispanica between 1946 and 1975, and an academic correspondent of the Academia Nacional de la Historia de Venezuela from 1972.
Publisher: Academia Nacional de la Historia
City: Caracas
Year: 1968
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Scarce history of evangelism by the Capuchin order in colonial South America (Venezuela). First volume contains historical account, volume two documents dating from between 1650 and 1730, the third from the period of 1735-1817.

Volumes are bound in original printed wrappers. Books show light shelfwear. Pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 4251

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of exhibit portfolios shown in the corresponding image(s). Published by New York State Council on the Arts for the New York Museums Collaborative, this collection includes the titles "Farm Life Today," with photographs by Joseph Consentino, "Open Space in the Inner City: Ecology and the Urban Environment," with photographs by Arthur Tress, "Neighbors on the Block: Life in Single Room Occupancy Hotels," with photographs by Laurence Salzman and "Growing Up Black," with photographs by Leroy Lucas. Portfolios measure approximately 11.25" x 14.5" To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Portfolios show light shelfwear. Photographic plates are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 4252

$20

Title: Directorium pro divino officio persolvendo, missisque celebrandis Justa Ritum Breviarri, ac Missalis Romano-Seraphici ab omnibus utriusque sexus personis eodem breviario, Y missali utentibu quotidie fervandum, cur, ac diligentia A. R. P. Thomae A. Forigio in alma provicia stritioris observantiae ministri provincialis dispostum.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Typographio Vicentii Ursini
City: Naples
Year: 1803
Binding Style: Sewn Binding
Pagination: 53 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in stiff wrappers, with light soiling to covers. Book is solidly bound. Title page bears pencil annotation in upper margin. Pages show sporadic light foxing. Illustrated title page.
 
Lot 4253

$110

Title: The Complete Andersen: All of the 168 Stories by Hans Christian Andersen (Some Never Before Translated into English, and a Few Never Before Published) Now Freshly Translated into English for This New Edition by Jean Hersholt with an Appendix Containing the Unpublished Tales, a Chronologic Listing, an Index, and the Notes, and Hand-Colored Illustrations by Fritz Kredel
Author: Hans Christian Andersen - Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "The Little Mermaid," "Thumbelina," "The Little Match Girl," and "The Ugly Duckling."

During his lifetime he was acclaimed for having delighted children worldwide, and was feted by royalty. His poetry and stories have been translated into more than 150 languages. They have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets, and animated films.
Translator: Jean Hersholt - Jean Pierre Hersholt was a Danish-born actor who lived in the United States, where he was a leading film and radio talent, best known for his 17 years starring on radio in Dr. Christian and for playing Shirley Temple's grandfather in Heidi. Asked how to pronounce his name, he told The Literary Digest, "In English, her'sholt; in Danish, hairs'hult." Of his total credits, 75 were silent films and 65 were sound films. He appeared in 140 films and directed four.

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1949
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of stories by Hans Christian Andersen, pencil signed by translator Jean Hersholt and illustrator Fritz Kredel on the colophon page in volume six. This is number 965 of 1500.

This set is bound in half blue buckram stamped with genuine aluminum leaf and decorated blue paper boards. Volumes are well preserved. Light pencil markings appear on copyright pages, bottom margin of page opposite these and in upper left corner of rear flyleaves. No other markings are visible. Pages are otherwise clean and bright. Brown marbled paper slipcase shows light external wear.

These books contain 230 drawings colored by hand through stencils. These illustrations were colored from his drawings at the Yuster Studios under the artist's supervision.

The composition of the text was done at The Stratford Press and the printing of the letter-press at The Ferris Printing Company, under the supervision of David Jacques Way; the paper was especially manufactured by The Worthy Paper Company; and the binding was done by The Russell-Rutter Company under the supervision of Frank D. Fortney.
 
Lot 4254

$140
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Edgar W. Smith, Arthur Conan Doyle Edited by Edgar W. Smith - Dated 1952 by The Limited Editions Club - Limited Edition Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. This is number 965 of 1500. In slipcase. Pencil markings to copyright pages, bottom margin of page opposite copyright page, and upper left corner of rear flyleaves. Otherwise pages are clean, bright and without markings.

- The Later Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Edgar W. Smith, Arthur Conan Doyle Edited by Edgar W. Smith - Dated 1952 by The Limited Editions Club - Limited Edition Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes - This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. This is number 965 of 1500.  In slipcase. Pencil markings to copyright pages, bottom margin of page opposite copyright page, and upper left corner of rear flyleaves. Otherwise pages are clean, bright and without markings.
 
Lot 4255

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of U.S. history (1776-1865) books shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These mid-19th century leather-bound books have condition issues, particularly about the spines.
 
Lot 4256

$450

Title: Our Grandmothers
Author: Maya Angelou - Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson) is an American author and poet. She has published six autobiographies, five books of essays, numerous books of poetry, and is credited with a long list of plays, movies, and television shows. She is one of the most decorated writers of her generation, with dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first and most highly acclaimed, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (1969), tells of her first seventeen years, and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

Angelou's long list of occupations includes pimp, prostitute, night-club dancer and performer, castmember of the musical Porgy and Bess, coordinator for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, author, journalist in Egypt and Ghana during the days of decolonization, and actor, writer, director, and producer of plays, movies, and public television programs. Since 1991, she has taught at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she holds the first lifetime Reynolds Professorship of American Studies. She was active in the Civil Rights movement, and worked with both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Since the 1990s she has made around eighty appearances a year on the lecture circuit, something she continued into her eighties. In 1993, Angelou recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, the first poet to make an inaugural recitation since Robert Frost at John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961.

With the publication of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Angelou was heralded as a new kind of memoirist, one of the first African American women who was able to publicly discuss her personal life. She is highly respected as a spokesperson of Black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of Black culture. Although attempts have been made to ban her books from some US libraries, her works are widely used in schools and universities worldwide. Angelou's major works have been labelled as autobiographical fiction, but many critics have characterized them as autobiographies. She has made a deliberate attempt to challenge the common structure of the autobiography by critiquing, changing, and expanding the genre. Her books center on themes such as racism, identity, family, and travel. Angelou is best known for her autobiographies, but she is also an established poet, although her poems have received mixed reviews.

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1994
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 17.75" Height: 22.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by American poet Maya Angelou, signed by both the author and illustrator John Biggers on limitation page. This is number 228 of 400. Preceding Angelou's signature is the word "Joy!" in her hand.

This elephant folio is bound in red cloth with black lettering to front cover. Book is in excellent condition.
This book contains 5 lithographs by John Biggers

John Thomas Biggers (1924–2001) was an African American muralist who came to prominence after the Harlem Renaissance and toward the end of World War II. Dr. Biggers was born in Gastonia, North Carolina and attended the Lincoln Academy, the Hampton Institute, and then Pennsylvania State University from which he earned a doctorate in 1954. From 1954-1955, he was in his hometown, working on the many paintings that are now very well distinguished.

This edition has been printed on paper made by hand for this book at HMP papermill. Copies were printed by Daniel Keleher at Wild Carrot Letterpress. The design is by Dan Carr. The spectrum types were hand set by Julia Ferrari & Dan Carr at Golgonooza Letter Foundry. The lithographs were printed at Trestle Editions.

Cloth clamshell case with inset printed leather label to upper panel and velvet lining is in fine condition. Case measures approximately 18.5" x 23". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.
 
Lot 4257

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on international americanist congresses shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Juan Comas' "Cien anos de Congresos Internacionales de Americanistas" (Mexico, 1974), the three-volume set "Actas del XLI Congreso Internacional de Americanistas" (Mexico, 1975) and the four volumes of "Atti del XL Congresso Internazionale degli Americanisti" (1972). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Name of previous owner stamped at top edges and verso of front covers.
 
Lot 4258

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Editions Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains titles by American authors, among which are William Hickling Prescott's "History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella" (1957, in slipcase) and "The Story of an African Farm" (1961) by Olive Schreiner. Please note that this lot contains only the second volume of the two-volume set of "The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane" (1937, in dust jacket). These attractively illustrated books are signed by their illustrators. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. All of these books show light pencil markings to copyright page and, occasionally, to adjacent page and/or rear flyleaf.
 
Lot 4259

$40

Title: Relacion del nuevo descubrimiento del famoso rio Grande de las Amazonas
Author: Gaspar de Carvajal - Gaspar de Carvajal was a Spanish Dominican missionary to the New World, known for chronicling some of the explorations of the Amazon.

De Carvajal was born in Trujillo. After entering the Dominican order in Spain, he set out for Peru in 1533, dedicating himself to the conversion of the Indians. In 1540, Carvajal joined as a chaplain the expedition of Gonzalo Pizarro, governor of Quito, which was searching for La Canela, the supposed "Land of Cinnamon", to the east of Quito.

The expedition, under difficult conditions, crossed the Andes and into the Amazonian jungle, an inhospitable territory devoid of provisions. Gonzalo Pizarro ordered his second in command, Francisco de Orellana to follow the Napo River with fifty men, in order to find its mouth. The hope was that the men would be able to find provisions and bring them back in the small boat in which they went. Orellana reached the confluence of the Napo and Trinidad, but he didn't find provisions. Unable to return because of the current, he decided to continue following the river, until he reached the estuary of the Amazon in 1542.

Caravajal, who was one of the survivors of the expedition, narrated the events in his work "Relación del nuevo descubrimiento del famoso río Grande que descubrió por muy gran ventura el capitán Francisco de Orellana" ("Account of the recent discovery of the famous Grand river which was discovered by great good fortune by Captain Francisco de Orellana"). In it, the friar recorded the dates of the expedition as well as a large number of notes of ethnological interest such as the sizes and dispositions of the indigenous peoples which occupied the banks of the river, their tactics of war, rituals, customs, utensils, and the like.

This work remained obscure for a long period, being published only in 1895 by the Chilean José Toribio Medina. Parts of Relación, in addition to interviews of Orellana and some of his men, were used by Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo in his "Historia general y natural de las Indias" ("General and Natural History of the Indies"), which was written in 1542, but not published until 1855. In 1934, Relación was again published, this time extensively revised by a H. C. Heaton. It is in a large extent due to Relación that Friar Carvajal is remembered in history.

Father Carvajal's diary of the Orellana expedition has achieved prominence recently. For over four centuries, scholars dismissed its reports of large cities, well developed roads, monumental construction, fortified towns, and dense populations. It was thought that the acidic soils of Amazonia could not support the level of agriculture necessary to support such a civilization. His writings were largely dismissed as fabrications and propaganda.

New archeological finds in the 21st century have verified much of his diary. This is a developing story, but our understanding of pre-Columbian Amazonia is being revolutionized. Father Carvajal's writings are being scrutinized for important clues on this lost civilization and for planning future archeological digs. They stand as the most valued contemporary chronicle of the pre-Columbian Amazonia culture, written before it disappeared and its works reclaimed by the jungle.

Upon his return to Peru, Carvajal was chosen as subprior of the Convent of San Rosario in Lima. In this post, he was chosen to arbitrate between the viceroy, Blasco Núñez Vela, and the auditors of the Real Audiencia in 1544. Unfortunately, the mediation seems to have been unfruitful. After the pacification of Peru, he was sent by his superiors as a missionary to Tucumán, being named the protector of the Indians in that area.

Editor: Jorge Hernandez Millares - Spanish academic and geographer exiled in Mexico after the Civil War. A specialist in cartography, he directed for many years the Estudio cartografico hispano-americano. He was professor of geography and universal history at the Escuela Normal Superior de Mexico.
Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica
City: Mexico City
Year: 1955
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 157 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: Title in the collection Biblioteca Americana. Edition, series Cronista de Indias, introduction and notes by Jorge Hernandez Millares.
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in light red cloth with glit lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's name appears on front pastedown and bottom edge of text block. Pages display occasional pencil markings. Illustrated with fold-out maps.
 
Lot 4260

$25

Title: Fragments of Politics and History
Author: Louis Sebastien Mercier - Louis-Sébastien Mercier was a French dramatist and writer.

Mercier began his literary career by writing heroic epistles. He early came to the conclusion that Boileau and Racine had ruined the French language, and that the true poet was he who wrote in prose.

He wrote plays, pamphlets, and novels, and published prodigiously. Mercier often recycled passages from one work to another and expanded on essays he had already written. Mercier’s keen observations on his surroundings and the journalistic feel of his writing meant that his work remained riveting despite the nature of its composition. "There is no better writer to consult," Robert Darnton writes, "if one wants to get some idea of how Paris looked, sounded, smelled, and felt on the eve of the Revolution."

The most important of his miscellaneous works are "L'An 2440, rêve s'il en fut jamais" (1771); "L'essai sur l'art dramatique" (1773); "Néologie ou vocabulaire" (1801); "Le tableau de Paris" (1781–1788); "Le nouveau Paris" (1799); "Histoire de France" (1802) and "Satire contre Racine et Boileau" (1808).

He decried French tragedy as a caricature of antique and foreign customs in bombastic verse, and advocated the drama as understood by Diderot. To the philosophers he was entirely hostile. He denied that modern science had made any real advance; he even carried his conservatism so far as to maintain that the earth was a circular flat plain around which revolved the sun.

Mercier's "L'an 2440, rêve s'il en fut jamais" (literally, "The Year 2440: A Dream If Ever There Was One"; translated into English as "Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five Hundred") is a utopian novel set in the year 2440. An extremely popular work (it went through twenty-five editions after its first appearance in 1771), the work describes the adventures of an unnamed man, who, after engaging in a heated discussion with a philosopher friend about the injustices of Paris, falls asleep and finds himself in a Paris of the future. Darnton writes that "despite its self-proclaimed character of fantasy..."L'an 2440" demanded to be read as a serious guidebook to the future. It offered an astonishing new perspective: the future as a fait accompli and the present as a distant past. Who could resist the temptation to participate in such a thought experiment? And once engaged in it, who could fail to see that it exposed the rottenness of the society before his eyes, the Paris of the eighteenth century?"

Publisher: H. Murray
City: London
Year: 1795
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 488 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: More than 160 articles (each indexed) on political economy in its widest possible interpretation. And so we have 'On the new modelling of laws', 'Reciprocal rights', 'Of instruction in political subjects', 'Extreme laws', 'Marriage', 'Atrocious edicts', 'National character', 'Trading societies', 'Deceitful terms', 'United State of America', 'Data in politics', 'Colonies', 'Of national pride', 'Stretches of authority', 'Of the labours of a placeman', 'Individual liberty', 'Lawyers', 'Of the state of public education', 'Of the multiplication of the human species', 'Loans', 'On assignats', and 'How dares commerce to dispute the pre-eminence with agriculture'.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work. Volume II only.  Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book lacks front board. Rear hinge is cracked. Rear board and spine show rubbing and scuffing. Minor loss of material visible at head of spine and at outside corners of board. Several initial pages display nibbling to fore edge that does not affect text. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.
 
Lot 4261

$950

Title: A Tribute to Cavafy: A Selection of Poems with Photogravures by Duane Michals and Translations by Edmund Keeley & Philip Sherrard
Author: Constantine P. Cavafy - Constantine P. Cavafy was a renowned Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday.

Cavafy was instrumental in the revival and recognition of Greek poetry both at home and abroad. His poems are, typically, concise but intimate evocations of real or literary figures and milieux that have played roles in Greek culture. Uncertainty about the future, sensual pleasures, the moral character and psychology of individuals, homosexuality, and a fatalistic existential nostalgia are some of the defining themes.

Besides his subjects, unconventional for the time, his poems also exhibit a skilled and versatile craftsmanship, which is almost completely lost in translation. Cavafy was a perfectionist, obsessively refining every single line of his poetry. His mature style was a free iambic form, free in the sense that verses rarely rhyme and are usually from 10 to 17 syllables. In his poems, the presence of rhyme usually implies irony.

Cavafy drew his themes from personal experience, along with a deep and wide knowledge of history, especially of the Hellenistic era. Many of his poems are pseudo-historical, or seemingly historical, or accurately, but quirkily, historical.

One of Cavafy's most important works is his 1904 poem "Waiting for the Barbarians". In 1911, Cavafy wrote Ithaca, inspired by the Homeric return journey of Odysseus to his home island, as depicted in the Odyssey. The poem's theme is that enjoyment of the journey of life, and the increasing maturity of the soul as that journey continues, are all the traveler can ask for.

Almost all of Konstantinos Kavafis' work was in Greek; yet, his poetry remained unrecognized in Greece until after the publication of his first anthology in 1935. He is known for his prosaic use of metaphors, his brilliant use of historical imagery, and his aesthetic perfectionism. These attributes, amongst others, have assured him an enduring place in the literary pantheon of the Western World.

Translator: Edmund Keeley - Edmund Leroy Keeley is an author, translator, and Charles Barnwell Straut Professor Emeritus of English at Princeton University. He is a prize-winning novelist and a noted expert on Greek poets C. P. Cavafy, George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis and Yannis Ritsos, and on post-Second World War Greek history.
, Philip Sherrard - Philip Sherrard was a British author, translator, and philosopher. His work includes important translations of Modern Greek poets, and books on Modern Greek literature and culture, metaphysics, theology, art and aesthetics. A pioneer of Modern Greek studies in England, he was influential in making major Greek poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries known in the English-speaking world. He was also a prolific writer on theological and philosophical themes, addressing the origins of the social and spiritual crisis he believed was occurring in the developed world, and specifically exploring modern attitudes towards the environment from a Christian perspective.

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 2003
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 14" Height: 18.5"

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of poetry by the Greek poet Cavafy, signed by American photographer Duane Michals on the limitation page. This is number 228 of 300.

This elephant folio is bound in dark brown cloth with inset black leather label with stamped white lettering on front cover. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains Cavafy"s original Greek printed interlinearly with the English translation with the text set in rare metal types and the pages printed by hand on Arches vellum. Illustrated with photogravures by Duane Michals.

This edition was designed and printed by Dan Carr & Julia Ferrari. The photogravures were made and hand printed by Jon Goodman in Florence, Massachusetts.

Clamshell case with printed leather spine label and velvet lining is in fine condition. Case measures approximately 15" x 20". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.
 
Lot 4262

$20

Title: Gazetteer and Business Directory of Herkimer County, N. Y., for 1869-70
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Hamilton Child
Publisher: Journal Office
City: Syracuse
Year: 1869
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 235 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers. Binding is cracked between pages 230 and 231. Lightly age-toned pages display sporadic light foxing. Contains numerous illustrated advertisements. Intact fold-out map is attached at front of volume, showing small tear to upper left side. Map measures approximately 10.25" x 16".
 
Lot 4263

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique works of theology shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Instituzioni di diritto ecclesiastico pubblico e privato" (1844) and "Resoconti delle prediche di Padre Agostino da Montefeltro" (1889) To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4264

$15

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on the cultures and languages of indigenous peoples of South America shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 4265

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Emperor's New Clothes by Jean Hersholt, Hans Christian Andersen Translated by Jean Hersholt - Dated 1952 by The Limited Editions Club - Signed Edition

- Hans Christian Andersen: The Make of Fairy Tales / Fairy Tales by Jean Hersholt, Hans Christian Andersen Edited by Jean Hersholt - Dated 1942 by The Limited Editions Club - Signed Edition Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes

- The Diary of Samuel Pepys for the Year A. D. 1660 by Henry B. Wheatley, Samuel Pepys Edited by Henry B. Wheatley - Dated 1942 by The Limited Editions Club - Signed Edition Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes - Third volume shows small stain to spine. Slipcase present, with upper panel detaching.
 
Lot 4266

$250

Title: Snow Country
Author: Yasunari Kawabata - Yasunari Kawabata was a Japanese short story writer and novelist whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award. His works have enjoyed broad international appeal and are still widely read.

Translator: Edward Seidensticker - Edward George Seidensticker was a noted scholar and translator of Japanese literature. He was particularly known for his English version of "The Tale of Genji" (1976), which is counted among the preferred modern translations. He is also well known for his landmark translations of Yasunari Kawabata, which led to Kawabata's winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968.
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1990
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 130 pages
Width: 11.25" Height: 14.25"
Book Details: "Snow Country" is a full-length novel by the Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata. The novel established Kawabata as one of Japan's foremost authors and became an instant classic.

"Snow Country" is a stark tale of a love affair between a Tokyo dilettante and a provincial geisha that takes place in the remote hot spring (onsen) town of Yuzawa (Kawabata himself did not mention the name of the town in his novel).

The hot springs in that region were home to inns, visited by men traveling alone and in groups, where paid female companionship had become a staple of the economy. The geisha of the hot springs enjoyed nothing like the social status of their more artistically trained sisters in Kyoto and Tokyo and were usually little more than prostitutes whose brief careers inevitably ended in a downward spiral.

The liaison between the geisha, Komako, and the male protagonist, a wealthy loner who is a self-appointed expert on Western ballet, is thus doomed to failure. The nature of that failure and the parts played by others form the theme of the book.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by the Japanese Nobel laureate, pencil signed by illustrator Tadaaki Kuwayama and translator Edward Seidensticker on the colophon page. This is number 375 of 375.

This folio is bound in full gray leather with stamped black lettering to spine. Volume shows sunning to spine. Book is otherwise in excellent condition. This book contains five aquatints by Tadakki Kuwayama. Edward Seidensticker has written an introductory essay.

The text has been set in Monotype Bodoni at Golgonooza Letter Fundry by Dan Carr and Julia Ferrari. The titling is Bauer Bodoni. The book was printed at Shagbark Press on a paper made at Cartiere Enrico Magnani. The aquatint plates were made by Peter Pettengill and editioned at Wingate Studio on Richard de Bas paper. The binding was done at Jovonis Bindery. The book was designed by Tadaaki Kuwayama.

Velvet-lined cloth slipcase with is in fine condition. Case measures approximately 11.5" x 14.75". Club Newsletter specific to this volume is laid-in.
 
Lot 4267

$90

Details: This lot includes three pieces of antique Chinese porcelain and pottery. Two of the items are miniature porcelain vases, one with blue decoration and the other with an 18th or 19th century famille rose enamel design. The blue piece displays a mother and child scene on one side and a pupil with teacher on the reverse. The bottom of this piece is signed. The famille rose example shows a woman in elaborate dress on one side and a similarly bedecked man on the reverse, both are surrounded by Chinese characters in black. The third item in this group is a striking handled bowl with a botanical/floral motif inside the bowl, spilling over one side. The handle appears to be original, and is wicker with black thread finishings. This piece is signed on the bottom in simple black characters.
Condition / Notes: These pieces show beautifully with bright, unfaded colors on all. There is a hairline crack around the bottom of the belly of the blue piece, the famille rose piece has a chip on its lip and the handled bowl has a significant repair crack from the replacement of a section of one side. The bowl also shows significant crazing. The handle of the bowl is strong and is in very pleasing condition.
 
Lot 4268

$55

Title: Grimm's Fairy Tales
Author: Jacob Grimm - Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm (also Karl) was a German philologist, jurist and mythologist. He is best known as the discoverer of Grimm's Law, the author (with his brother) of the monumental "Deutsches Wörterbuch," the author of "Deutsche Mythologie" and, more popularly, as one of the Brothers Grimm, as the editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales.", Wilhelm Grimm - Wilhelm Carl Grimm (also Karl) was a German author, the younger of the Brothers Grimm.
Editor: Bryna Untermeyer, Louis Untermeyer - Louis Untermeyer was an American poet, anthologist, critic, and editor. He was appointed the fourteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1961.

In 1950, Untermeyer was a panelist during the first year of the What's My Line? television quiz program. According to Bennett Cerf, Untermeyer would sign virtually any piece of paper that someone placed in front of him, and Untermeyer inadvertently signed a few Communist proclamations. According to Cerf, Untermeyer was not at all a communist, but he had joined several suspect societies that made him stand out. He was named during the hearings by the House Committee on Un-American Activities investigating communist subversion. The Catholic War Veterans and "right wing organizations" began hounding Mr. Untermeyer. Goodson-Todman, producer of the show, held out against the protests of Untermeyer for some time, but finally veterans began picketing the theater. The pressure became too great, and the sponsor Jules Montenier said, “After all, I'm paying a lot of money for this. I can't afford to have my product picketed.” At that point, the producers told Untermeyer that he had to leave the program. This action led to Bennett Cerf becoming a permanent member of the program. The controversy surrounding Untermeyer led to him being blacklisted by the industry.

He was the author or editor of close to 100 books, from 1911 until his death. Many of them and his other memorabilia are preserved in a special section of the Lilly Library at the Indiana University. Schools used his Modern American and British poetry books widely, and they often formed students' introduction to poetry. He and Bryna Ivens Untermeyer created a number of books for young people, under the Golden Treasury of Children's Literature. He lectured on literature for many years, both in the US and other countries. In 1956 the Poetry Society of America awarded Untermeyer a Gold Medal. He also served as a Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1961 until 1963.

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: "Children's and Household Tales" (German: "Kinder- und Hausmarchen") is a collection of German folk tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The collection is commonly known today as "Grimms' Fairy Tales" (German: "Grimms Marchen").

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, pencil signed by the illustrator Lucille Corcos on the colophon page appearing in fourth volume. This is number 965 of 1500.

This set is bound in woven linen with a floral pattern printed in leaf-green ink and gilt-lettered spine labels. These ex-library volumes show light external wear, with traces of removal of call number label to lower portion of spines. Light pencil markings are visible on copyright pages. Number is stamped at bottom of title page of fourth volume. No other institutional markings or attachments are apparent. These books contain 48 full-page watercolors by Lucille Corcos.

This edition has been made from the typographic plan of Andor Braun. The printing has been done by Case, Lockwood & Brainard of Hartford, Connecticut.
 
Lot 4269

$250

Title: Homeward-Bound
Artist: Winslow Homer
Medium: Print
Features: Framed
Print Year: 1867
Width: 28.75" Height: 21.75"
Art Notes: Representation of first-class passengers gathered on the deck of a steamship sailing through stormy conditions. Offers a fine appreciation of social class through foregrounding of central group of young aristocrats, who are depicted with great attention to attire and attitudes, almost impervious to conditions that are literally rocking the vessel.
Condition: Original folded plate taken from Dec. 21st, 1867 issue of Harper's Weekly is well preserved under matting with plastic covering. Wooden frame shows no blemishes.
 
Lot 4270

$100

Title: For Whom the Bell Tolls
Author: Ernest Miller Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, strongly influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and his public image. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works during his lifetime; a further three novels, four collections of short stories, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are classics of American literature.

Hemingway was born and raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After leaving high school, he worked for a few months as a reporter for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to become an ambulance driver during World War I. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home within the year; his wartime experiences became the basis for his novel “A Farewell to Arms.” In 1922, Hemingway married Hadley Richardson, the first of his four wives, and the couple moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. During his time there, he met and was influenced by modernist writers and artists of the 1920s expatriate community known as the "Lost Generation". His first novel, ”The Sun Also Rises,” was published in 1926.

Shortly after the publication of “The Old Man and the Sea” in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in a plane crash that left him in pain or ill-health for much of the rest of his life. Hemingway had permanent residences in Key West, Florida, and Cuba during the 1930s and '40s, but in 1959 he moved from Cuba to Ketchum, Idaho, where he committed suicide in the summer of 1961.
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: Princeton
Year: 1942
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 498 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this Spanish Civil War novel by American Nobel Prize laureate Ernest Hemingway, pencil signed by illustrator Lynd Ward on the colophon page. This is number 965 of 1500.

This volume is bound in two-toned cloth with gilt-decorated spine. Book shows external wear, with yellow cloth over boards fraying and/or detaching along front and rear spine edges. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings. This book contains full- and double-page lithographs by Lynd Ward.

This edition of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" made for the members of The Limited Editions Club at the Princeton University Press was designed by Elmer Adler and P. J. Conkwright. The lithographs printed by George C. Miller were drawn on stone by Lynd Ward.
 
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