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Lot 4091

$30

Title: Symbolum Apostolicum
Author: Ottokar Smital - Austrian historian and librarian.
Publisher: The Pegasus Press
City: Paris
Year: 1927
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "This text of the facsimile edition of the "Symbolum Apostolicum" was printed for the Pegasus Press by Messrs Bishop and Garrett in an edition of 150 copies numbered by hand. The reproductions in coloured collotype were executed by the firm of Briuckmann. The binding was executed by messrs. Hubel and Denck. This is copy no. 93."
(Colophon)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in vellum with blind stamped diced pattern over bevelled boards. Binding is tight. Ex-library volume shows light shelfwear, Antique library bookplate is visible on front pastedown. Stamp and perforated library name appear on flyleaves. Interior is clean and without markings. Bright color reproductions.

Laid into hinged box is a separate 22-page flexible cardstock wraps booklet describing original and facsimile edition, symbolism, printing process, etc. with introduction by Smital. Booklet shows customary library markings.

Box shows external wear, with cracking and framing along spine edges. Library markings can be seen on spine and rear panel. Bottom panel has word "discard" stamped on it.
 
Lot 4092

$120

Title: Hunting Stories
Author: William Faulkner - William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner worked in a variety of media; he wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays during his career. He is primarily known and acclaimed for his novels and short stories, many of which are set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, a setting Faulkner created based on Lafayette County, where he spent most of his childhood.

Faulkner is considered one of the most important writers of the Southern literature of the United States, along with Mark Twain, Robert Penn Warren, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, Harper Lee and Tennessee Williams. Though his work was published as early as 1919, and largely during the 1920s and 1930s, Faulkner was relatively unknown until receiving the 1949 Nobel Prize in Literature. Two of his works, "A Fable" (1954) and his last novel "The Reivers" (1962), both won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

In 1998, the Modern Library ranked his 1929 novel "The Sound and the Fury" sixth on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century; also on the list were 1930's "As I Lay Dying" and "Light in August" (1932).

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1988
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 93 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 13.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of stories by the American Nobel laureate, pencil signed by illustrator Neil Welliver on the colophon page. This is number 215 of 850.

This folio is bound in gilt-lettered quarter green leather over linen-covered boards. Volume is in excellent condition. This book contains the story "Old People" and the short version of "The Bear," each illustrated with an original etching by Neil Welliver.

Neil Gavin Welliver (July 22, 1929 - April 5, 2005) was an American-born modern artist, best known for his large-scale landscape paintings inspired by the deep woods near his home in Maine.

Introduction by influential literary critic Cleanth Brooks. (October 16, 1906 – May 10, 1994).

The text of this edition has been set in American Monotype at Out of Sorts Letter Foundry in Mamaroneck, New York, and printed at Heritage Printers in Charlotte, North Carolina. The text paper was made at Cartiere Enrico Magnani in Pescia, Italy. The etchings were printed on Arches paper by Peter Pettengill and by Paul and Clary Taylor in Hinsdale, New Hampshire. The design is by Benjamin Shiff. this book was bound at Jensen Bindery in Austin, Texas.

Cloth slipcase is in fine condition. Case measures approximately 10" x 13.75".
 
Lot 4093

$30

Title: "Printed Only for a Few Friends"
Author: Robert Borthwick Adam - Robert Borthwick Adam was a prominent manuscript collector. He was born in England in 1863 as Robert Borthwick Adam Scott, son of John Scott and Jean (Adam) Scott. In 1872, he was brought to Buffalo, N.Y, and adopted by his uncle, Robert Borthwick Adam (1833-1904), a prosperous department store owner. He assumed his uncle's name and eventually inherited the department store, as well as a substantial collection of British rare books and literary manuscripts, many of them relating to Samuel Johnson. Adam published a four-volume catalog of his private library.
Publisher: Buffalo Volksfreund Printing Co.
City: Buffalo
Year: 1925
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 186 pages plus postscript and addenda
Width: 10" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: The author privately collected the works of Samuel Johnson. This is an account of the non-Johnsonian portion of Adam's library.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in buckram-backed boards. Books shows external wear, with moisture markings and mild warping to boards. Binding is firm. Faint water markings are visible along edges and inner margins of endpapers. Author's name has been written in pencil at top of front flyleaf. Lightly age-toned pages show faint water markings along top edges. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece made up of 4 actual photographic views of Adam's library.
 
Lot 4094

$15
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Las misiones franciscanas en Colombia: estudio documental by Gregorio Arcila Robledo - Dated 1950 by Imprenta Nacional
- Los primeros historiadores de las misiones capuchinas en Venezuela by Buenaventura de Carrocera - Dated 1964 by Academia Nacional de la Historia - First Edition - Title number 69 in the series Fuentes para la historia colonial de Venezuela.
- Bio-bibliografia de los Jesuitas en la Venezuela Colonial by Jose del Rey Fajardo, Jose del Rey Fajardo - Dated 1974 by Instituto de Investigaciones Historicas, Universidad Catolica "Andres Bello" - Signed Edition - Inscribed and signed by author.
- Historia de la provincia de la Compania de Jesus del Nuevo Reyno de Granada en la America by Joseph Cassani - Dated 1967 by Academia Nacional de la Historia - First Edition - Title number 85 in the series Fuentes para la historia colonial de Venezuela.
- La compania de Jesus en Colombia by Daniel Restrepo - Dated 1940 by Imprenta del Corazon de Jesus - Volume shows significant external wear, with loss of material and taping to upper half of spine.
- Historia eclesiastica y civil de Nueva Granada by Jose Manuel Groot - Dated 1956 by Ministerio de Educacion Nacional Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes - Title in the series Biblioteca de Autores Colombianos.
 
Lot 4095

$150

Title: The Arabian Nights Entertainments
Author: uncredited author
Translator: Richard Burton - Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages.

Burton's best-known achievements include traveling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of "One Thousand and One Nights" (also commonly called "The Arabian Nights" in English after Andrew Lang's abridgement), bringing the "Kama Sutra" to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behavior, travel, falconry, fencing, sexual practices and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information.

He was a captain in the army of the East India Company serving in India (and later, briefly, in the Crimean War). Following this he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and led an expedition guided by the locals and was the first European to see Lake Tanganyika. In later life he served as British consul in Fernando Po, Santos, Damascus and, finally, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood (KCMG) in 1886.
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1954
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this collection of stories.

This set is bound in full closely woven black linen with lavish gold leaf stamping and housed in two slipcases. Volumes are in excellent condition. These books contain 60 multi-colored miniature paintings by Arthur Szyk reproduced in six-color printing plates.

Slipcases show light shelfwear.
 
Lot 4096

$10

Title: Diccionario geografico-historico de las Indias Occidentales o America
Author:
Publisher: Real Academia Espanola
City: Madrid
Year: 1967
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.75"
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in printed wrappers. Volumes are in excellent condition. Text is in double columns.
 
Lot 4097

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Editions Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains titles by ancient classical authors, among which are Livy's "The History of Early Rome" (1960) and Titus Lucretius Carus' "On the Nature of Things" (1957). 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. Stamped number in small print may appear at bottom of title page.
 
Lot 4098

$20

Title: Io. Gottl. Heineccii iureconsulti quondam celeberr imi Recitationes in elementa iuris civilis secundum ordinem institutionum accedunt Io. Christ. Gottl. Heinecci consil. aul. pruss. et antec. Commentarius de vita, fatis, ac scriptis B. Parentis auctior et emendatios Christiani Thomasii delineatio historiae iuris nec non Burg. Gottelf. Struvii Bibliotheca Iuris Selectissimi cum notis Hen Contelmanni.
Author: Johann Gottlieb Heinecke - Jo. Gottlieb Heinecke was one of the major German jurists of the 18th century.
Publisher: Typis Raphaesis Mantii
City: Naples
Year: 1824
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in original wrappers. Books show external wear, with loss of material to covers. Both volumes show annotations to front cover. Binding of first volume is separated between pages 288 and 289. Lightly age-toned pages display sporadic light foxing.
 
Lot 4099

$55

Title: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, Adapted to North America; with a View to the Improvement of Country Residences. Comprising Historical Notices and General Principles of the Art, Directions for Laying Out Grounds and Arranging Plantations, the Description and Cultivation of Hardy Trees, Decorative Accompaniments to the House and Ground, the Formation of Pieces of Artificial Water, Flower Gardens, Etc. With Remarks on Rural Architecture
Author: A. J. Downing - Andrew Jackson Downing was an American landscape designer, horticulturalist, and writer, a prominent advocate of the Gothic Revival style in the United States, and editor of The Horticulturist magazine (1846–52). Many scholars consider Downing to be "The Father of American Landscape Architecture."
Publisher: Wiley and Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1844
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/497 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: "Second Edition, enlarged, revised, and newly illustrated."
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Ex-library volume shows external wear, with tearing along upper and lower front edge of spine and at top edge of rear edge. Lightly bumped outside corners display minor loss of material. Binding is firm. Endpapers are soiled. Antique library bookplates appear on front pastedown. Library card pocket and date-due slip are attached to rear endpaper. Book has no other library markings or attachments. Pages show scattered foxing. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, numerous plates and in-text drawings and maps.
 
Lot 4100

$10

Details: This lot includes seven pieces of Asian art. Two are framed motifs with silhouettes applied over cloth backgrounds. Another features an original traditional Japanese painting on silk, mounted on richly textured cloth with paper backing. There is also an original watercolor showing roof lines in an urban setting with a tower as the focal point. Finally, there are two unusual large red floral silhouettes and a striking floral embroidered piece in shades of peach, pink and red, on cloth.
Condition / Notes: These items show beautifully with some scattered age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4101

$70

Title: The Masonic Advocate: Being a Concise Exposition and Full Defence of Free Masonry. With an Appendix, Containing an Abridgment of Mackey's and Oliver's Lexicons of Free Masonry
Author: L. Carroll Judson
Publisher: Published by the author
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1859
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 323 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Rear endpaper shows water markings. Rippling occurs there and, to a much lesser degree, to upper portions of final pages of text. Faint water marking also appears at top edges of the same. Pages display occasional light foxing. Illustrated with tissue-protected frontispiece and one other portrait.
 
Lot 4102

$325

Title: Elogia epigramata et emblemata Andreae Baiani Lusitani Sacerd. Theol. Opus Posthumu
Author: Andre Baiao
Publisher: Typis Francisci Caballi
City: Rome
Year: 1639
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 207 pages
Width: 5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: "The Portuguese priest Andre Baiao wrote "Elogia Epigrammata et Emblemata, organized in accordance with the liturgical calendar and divided into two parts: the first composed alternately of 56 numbered "elogia" (plus two non-numbered), and 56 numbered "epigrammata," one for each Sunday of the year; the second part is composed alternately of 41 numbered "elogia" and 41 numbered "emblemata" (plus one non-numbered", one for each weekday of the Quadragesima of the same Sundays. Each epigram and each emblem deal witht he same matter of the immediately preceding "Elogium." The emblems are devised according to the canonical tripartite scheme "except for three which are deprived of "inscriptio"); each one is illustrated by a small anonymous finely engraved elliptical "pictura" inside an oblong rectangle, with vegetal motive in the inner corners, surrounded by a framework consisting of a single row of a repetitive typographic flower pattern." (from "Mosaics of Meaning: Studies in Portuguese Emblematics" by Luis Gomes, page 8)
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original wrappers. Book shows external wear, with darkening to edges and annotations to covers. Blank preliminary pages show drawings. Pictorial title page and first eight pages of text show loss of bottom margin, without text or illustration being affected. Water markings to bottom margins are visible throughout, with texts and illustrations only marginally affected.
 
Lot 4103

$55

Title: The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams. Written in Imitation of the Manner of Cervantes, Author of Don Quixote
Author: Henry Fielding - Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel "Tom Jones," a comic novel first published on 28 February 1749 and one of the earliest English prose works describable as a novel. The novel, totaling 346,747 words, is divided into 18 smaller books, each preceded by a discursive chapter, often on topics totally unrelated to the book itself.

Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, using his authority as a magistrate.

Publisher: A. Millar
City: London
Year: 1749
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 226 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: "Joseph Andrews, or The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams," was the first published full-length novel of the English author and magistrate Henry Fielding, and indeed among the first novels in the English language. Published in 1742 and defined by Fielding as a ‘comic epic poem in prose,’ it is the story of a good-natured footman's adventures on the road home from London with his friend and mentor, the absent-minded parson Abraham Adams. The novel represents the coming together of the two competing aesthetics of eighteenth-century literature: the mock-heroic and neoclassical (and, by extension, aristocratic) approach of Augustans such as Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift; and the popular, domestic prose fiction of novelists such as Daniel Defoe and Samuel Richardson.

The novel draws on a variety of inspirations. Written "in imitation of the manner of Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote," the work owes much of its humor to the techniques developed by Cervantes, and its subject-matter to the seemingly loose arrangement of events, digressions and lower-class characters to the genre of writing known as picaresque. In deference to the literary tastes and recurring tropes of the period, it relies on bawdy humor, an impending marriage and a mystery surrounding unknown parentage, but conversely is rich in philosophical digressions, classical erudition and social purpose.

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early printing of this novel, one of the first in English literature. This is volume II only, of the fourth edition, "revised and corrected."

This antique volume is bound in full leather. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and cracking of hinges. Minor loss of material visible at head of spine. Blank page opposite title page displays ink markings, as does bottom margin of final page of text. Faint pencil drawing can be seen on rear pastedown. Title page lacks upper portion, resulting in loss of first two words of title. Foxing throughout.
 
Lot 4104

$275

Book Details: This lot includes the group of bound compilations of Harper's Weekly shown in the corresponding image(s). These issues date from the years 1893 and 1894. Harper’s Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper and Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast, and also featured the work of some of the era’s most important illustrators: Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. The issues included in this lot are originals and feature the following important articles and illustrations:

1893

Illustrations: Many large-scale illustrations by Remington, Thulstrup, Smedley, Zogbaum and many others
Article Content: Articles include: Water for Our Desert Lands, Montana's Sapphire Beds, How to Cure Betting at Yale, and fiction including The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by A. Conan Doyle.

1894

Illustrations: Drawings are contributed by Remington, W.A. Rogers, Zogbaum, G. W. Breck, and many others.
Article Content: Articles include those on "The Odious Income Tax," Syracuse University, Cigarettes in the Public Schools, and "Succor for the Unemployed," as well as fiction, travel and humor.

Each folio volume measures approximately 11.5" x 16.25.

Condition / Notes: Issues are well preserved in sturdy library binding. Pages are clean, bright and without markings.
 
Lot 4105

$1,100

Title: Edward Ranney: The Macchu Picchu Suite
Artist: Edward Ranney
Medium: Photograph
Features: Signed In Plate
Print Year: 1999
Width: 14.25" Height: 17.0"
Art Notes: This is number 25 of an edition that consists of sixty sets numbered 1-60, five Artists' proofs, five Hors Commerce proofs, two Printers' proofs, and two Archive proofs. Each print is numbered and signed by the photographer. Green cloth-covered clamshell case with inset gilt-lettered leather title panel and velvet lining is in excellent condition. Case measures approximately 15" x 18.25"
Condition: Prints are in excellent condition. Case shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 4106

$90

Title: Handbook of South American Indians
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Julian H. Steward
Publisher: Cooper Square Publishers, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1963
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 7 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: This is the reprinted edition of the original Bureau of American Ethnography: Bulletin vol. 143 (1946-1959). It is the definitive encyclopedic work on South American native culture, language, physical anthropology, very well illustrated and including the large index of almost 300 pp.

Volume 1- The Marginal Tribes; Vol. 2- The Andean Civilizations ; Vol. 3- The Tropical Forest Tribes ; Vol. 4-The Circum-Caribbean Tribes ; Vol. 5- The Comparative Ethnology of South American Indians; Vol.6- Physical Anthropology, Linguistics and Cultural Geography of South American Indians; Vol. 7- Index.
Condition / Notes: Set is bound in green cloth. Books shows mild external wear. Volumes are soundly bound. Previous owner's name is stamped on front pastedowns. Pages display occasional pencil underlining and marginalia.
 
Lot 4107

$45

Title: Los aborigenes de Venezuela
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Bernarda Escalante, Walter Coppens
Publisher: Fundacion La Salle de Ciencias Naturales / Instituto Caribe de Antropologia y Sociologia
City: Caracas
Year: 1980 / 1983 / 1988
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: These three volumes constitute the first three volumes of this series and contain "Monografia No. 26," "Monografia No. 29" and "Monografia No. 35." Third volume is copublished with Monte Avila Editores.

The tribes studied are: The Anu (Paraujano), The Yukpa, The Hiwi (Guahibo), The Wanai (Mapoyo), The Hoti, The Pemon, The Sape, The Uruak (Arutani), plus several appendices and indices.

Condition / Notes: First two volumes are hardcovers, the third volume is in original wrappers. Books show light external wear. Interiors are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated.

All three volumes contain numerous well-preserved fold-out maps.
 
Lot 4108

$40

Details: This lot features a striking Oribe dish with rich textile-like texturing and strong, jade green coloring. This kind of Japanese pottery, with geometric patterns or freely dipped glaze in copper greens and iron browns, was made according to the taste of the military man and Tea enthusiast, Furuta Oribe (1545-1615), and is named after him. Oribe favored sharp square shapes and smart, semi-abstract designs based on textile motifs. They were among the most stylish wares of the Momoyama period (1568-1600). The practice of dividing the surface into two completely different halves was a characteristic feature of the Momoyama style, one that continued well into the Edo period in Oribe pottery (courtesy of the British Museum). This dish has not been dated, it does bear a stamped signature on the bottom. It measures approximately 7" in diameter.
Condition / Notes: This dish shows beautifully with no chips or cracks, only very light scattered age/wear indications.
 
Lot 4109

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Limited Editions Club books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection contains works by English authors, among which are "The Poems of Robert Browning" (1969) and Robert Hughes' "The Innocent Voyage" (1944, in chemise and slipcase). 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. Stamped number in small print may appear at bottom of title page.
 
Lot 4110

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Italian-, Latin- and French-language books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the third volume of "Opusculi morali di Plutarco, volgarizzati da Marcello Adriani il giovine" (Stamperia Piatti, 1820), "Storia di Napoleone" (1839) by P. M. Laurent de l'Ardeche (translated by Antonio Lissoni) and the third volume of "Voyages d'Antenor en Grece et en Asie, avec des notions sur l'Egypte" (1807). 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 4111

$35

Title: Our County and Its People: A Descriptive Work on Oneida County, New York
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Daniel E. Wager
Publisher: The Boston History Company, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1896
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 411 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Hinges have been reinforced. Volume has cloth endpapers and gilt edges. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with (tissue-guarded) portraits of historical figures and prominent citizens.
 
Lot 4112

$200

Title: Atlas of Madison County, New York. From Actual Surveys by and under the Direction of D. G. Beers
Author: D. G. Beers
Publisher: Pomeroy, Whitman & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 14.25" Height: 17"
Condition / Notes: Antique folio is bound in leather-backed blind-stamped brown cloth boards with gilt ornamental title design to front cover. Book shows significant wear to spine, with tearing and minor loss of material at head and frying at foot. Small loss of material also visible at corners, edges and at top of rear cover. Boards are detaching. Endpapers display light soiling. Foxing can be seen on title page. Scattered light foxing appears throughout other pages. Lower right corner of final pages have faint water staining. Bright full- and double-page color maps are largely without markings.
 
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