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Lot 9178

$10
This lot includes the pair of antique books shown in the corresponding image. These volumes contain issues of the "Bulletin of the League of the Greek Liberals in America," published in New York City by the executive committee of the same. First volume begins with the issue dated October 21, 1921 and ends with the publication of August 11, 1922. A thinner second volume also begins at Octobter 21, 1921 but runs only to undated issue, presumably in April of 1922. Both volumes show external wear and soiling, with the second volume showing loss to spine (a portion of the foot is laid in). Interiors are clean and unmarked. Texts are entirely in Greek. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 9180

$110
Title: Crediting Poetry:The Nobel Lecture
Author: Seamus Heaney
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Printing Year: 1996 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in cream-colored cloth with bright embossed black lettering, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of the Irish poet's address in Stockholm upon receiving the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1995. In his speech, Heaney offers a consideration of the function and relevance of poetry that reads in part: ".. poetry can make an order as true to the impact of external reality and as sensitive to the inner laws of the poet's being as the ripples that rippled in and rippled out across the water in that scullery bucket fifty years ago. An order where we can at last grow up to that which we stored up as we grew. An order which satisfies all that is appetitive in the intelligence and prehensile in the affections. I credit poetry, in other words, both for being itself and for being a help, for making possible a fluid and restorative relationship between the mind's centre and its circumference, between the child gazing at the word 'Stockholm' on the face of the radio dial and the man facing the faces that he meets in Stockholm at this most privileged moment. I credit it because credit is due to it, in our time and in all time, for its truth to life, in every sense of that phrase."

Heaney's signature and the date 12-XI'96 are written on the title page. The volume is in fine condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Illustrated dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.75" and contains 54 pages. It should be noted that several additional signed Heaney titles are being offered in this auction. Please also see lots 22, 90, 124, 314, 324, 394. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 9182

$40
Title: Beauties of English Landscape
Illustrator: Birket Foster
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
Printing Year: 1874

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with elaborate gilt decorations and lettering, this antique volume is a scarce collection of poems by several authors illustrated with views and landscapes drawn by one of the most popular artists of the time. Myles Birket Foster (1825 –1899), was an English illustrator and watercolorist whose landscapes are typical of the Victorian age. He was perhaps the most successful British watercolorist of his generation, in a field crowded with talent. The work is engraved by Dalziel Brothers, J. Copper, E. Evans, H. Harral and others. The volume shows external age/wear, with fraying at corners and ends of spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages that bear a small moisture marking to bottom inside corners. Previous owner's name appears on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 8 1/2" x 10" and contains 301 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9184

$35
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
Lot 9185

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Maine Official and Classified Business Directory by Llewellyn Barton - Dated 1912 by Llewellyn Barton
- Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial of Cattaraugus County, N. Y. by William Adams - Dated 1893 by Lyman, Horton & Co., Limited - boards are detached, spine cover is detaching.
- Historical Collections of Ohio in Two Volumes by Henry Howe - Dated 1902 by C. J. Krehbiel & Co. - 2 Volumes. First volume is signed "Compliments of (illegible name) member of the 15 (or 75?) General Assembly of Ohio"; First volume lacks boards, second has detached boards
- Panorama and History of Herkimer, N.Y. by Thomas C. Murray et al. - Dated 1900 by Miss Flora L. Wood - Original sketches by A. P. Zintzmaster and D. J. Devendorf. Binding is detaching

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 9186

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Encyclopedia Prehistorica: Dinosaurs by Robert Sabuda & Matthew Reinhart - Dated 2005 by Candlewick Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts) - First printing signed by both authors, promotional leaflets laid in. Book is in plastic bag
- The Ark by Matthew Reinhart - Dated 2005 by Little Simon - Inscription above author's signature reads: "Just have faith!"

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9188

$60
Title: History of Seneca Co., New York, 1786 - 1876, with Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks and Important Manufactories
Publisher: Everts, Ensign & Everts (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1876

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with bright gilt design and lettering, this antique folio is a scarce history of a county in the western part of New York in the Finger Lakes Region, bounded on the east by Cayuga Lake and on the west by Seneca Lake. Seneca County is the only county in New York to officially have two county seats. The name is from the Iroquois (Seneca) that occupied part of the region.

The work is illustrated with a color map and many full- and double-page engravings that show beautifully. The volume shows significant external age/wear. Rear board is detached. Binding is shaken. Preliminary pages and frontispiece illustration are detached. Pages are clean and unmarked. The book measures approximately 12" x 15" and contains 170 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9190

$200
Title: Women
Authors: Annie Leibovitz / Susan Sontag
Publisher: Random House
Printing Year: 1999 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth with dark gray and black lettering, this folio volume is a scarce autographed collection of photographs by Annie Leibovitz (b. 1949), an American portrait photographer whose style is marked by a close collaboration between the photographer and the subject.

Leibovitz here celebrates the rich and varied roles women play in society at the dawn of the new millennium. Here are the celebrity photos -- Jodie Foster, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth Taylor -- for which Leibovitz is perhaps best known, but they stand alongside stunning depictions of less famous women -- an astronaut, a rancher, a dancer, an architect -- whose contributions to the world we live in are no less valuable for being less celebrated. Susan Sontag contributes an insightful and thought-provoking essay.

The volume is signed and inscribed by Leibovitz on title page; the inscription reads: "It's all in the mind's eye / Annie Leibovitz / Boston 2000." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Shelfworn dustjacket with tears to edges of front cover is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 10" x 12 3/4" and contains 247 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9192

$10
This shelf lot includes the large group of books shown in the corresponding image. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $580
Lot 9194

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of signed titles:

- Under the Sign of Saturn by Susan Sontag - Dated 1980 by Farrar Straus Giroux - first printing in dustjacket
- Illness as Metaphor by Susan Sontag - Dated 1978 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux - first printing in dustjacket
- AIDS and Its Metaphors by Susan Sontag - Dated 1989 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux - stated first edition in dustjacket
- The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey by Salman Rushdie - Dated 1987 by Viking - stated first American edition in dustjacket
- East, West: Stories by Salman Rushdie - Dated 1994 by Pantheon Books - First printing in dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9196

$10
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This auction lot includes the following group of concordances to works of Virginia Woolf published by Oxford Microfilm Publications. Each book contains a series of microfiches:

- A Concordance to "Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf by James M. Haule & Philip H. Smith, Jr. - Dated 1984
- A Concordance to "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf by James M. Haule & Philip H. Smith, Jr. - Dated 1983
- A Concordance to "The Waves" by Virginia Woolf by James M. Haule & Philip H. Smith, Jr. - Dated 1981
- A Concordance to "Between the Acts" by Virginia Woolf by James M. Haule & Philip H. Smith, Jr. - Dated 1982

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9198

$20
This lot includes the group of academia-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items present in this lot are "Valedictory Poem and Oration Class of 1899 Yale College," "A Concise Guide to the Town and University of Cambridge" (1936), and "The Book of Beta Phi Mu" (1957). This material also contains medical and dental ephemera. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper 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. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 9200

$40
Title: The Eden Express: A Memoir of Insanity
Author: Mark Vonnegut
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Printing Year: 2002 First Printing Thus with signatures of Mark and Kurt Vonnegut

Condition/Details: Bound in wrappers, this volume is a scarce memoir signed by both the author and his father, who has written a foreword for this volume. "The Eden Express" is Mark Vonnegut's award-winning account of his trip to insanity and back. The book describes his trip to British Columbia to set up a commune with his friends and his personal experiences with schizophrenia, which at that time he attributed to stress, diet and in part, drug use. The book is widely cited as useful for those coping with schizophrenia.

During this period, Mark lived mainly at the commune at Powell Lake, located 18 kilometers by boat from the nearest road or electricity. On February 14, 1971, he was diagnosed with severe schizophrenia and committed to Hollywood Psychiatric Hospital in Vancouver. Standard psychotherapy did not help him, and most of his doctors said his case was hopeless. Then Vonnegut went to the Brain Bio Center. "They fixed me up with embarrassingly inexpensive, simple, nonprescription pills," he later said. "Vitamins mostly."

Vonnegut first attributed his recovery to orthomolecular megavitamin therapy and then wrote "The Eden Express." He subsequently studied medicine at Harvard Medical School and later came to the conclusion that he actually had bipolar disorder.

The signatures of Mark and Kurt Vonnegut appear on title page. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 301 pages. It should be noted that other signed Vonnegut titles are being offered in this auction. Please also see lots 80, 148, 274, 348, 408. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9201

$10
This original World War I poster is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction. The posters in this group have been carefully stored for the past century and form an impressive, unique collection. Browse other lots in this auction to view more pieces - buy more than one item and save on shipping.

This poster features a haunting image of downtown Manhattan ablaze under enemy bombardment with a decapitated Statue of Liberty.

Title: That Liberty Shall Not Perish From the Earth - Buy Liberty Bonds
Artist: Joseph Pennell
Printer: Heywood Strasser & Voight Litho. Co.
Year: c1918
Dimensions: 28" by 41"

Condition/Details: Additional main body text includes: Fourth Liberty Loan. Additional margin text includes: 2 - B

This bright, vivid poster shows beautifully and has tearing along all the edges. This poster lacks entire upper left corner (tear measures 7" x 4 1/2"). There are two large tears fromt the top down, measuring 5" and 3". Two from upper right side (6 1/2" and 5"). Another from the right side comes in two inches and then turns down another two. One from the bottom that is eight and a half inches in length. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50

Lot 9202

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of antique engravings and plates shown in the corresponding image. Among the items contained are late 19th-century images of sites and monuments of Ancient Egypt; etchings of Romantic themes and motifs (with pages showing foxing); and engraved panoramic views of various European cities and landscapes. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 9204

$40
Title: The Collected Plays of Edward Albee
Publisher: Overlook Duckworth
Printing Year: 2005 Volume 3 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce collection of works by American playwright Edward Albee (b. 1928), winner of three Pulitzer Prizes for drama - for "A Delicate Balance" (1967), "Seascape" (1975), and "Three Tall Women" (1994); a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement (2005); the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1980); as well as the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts (both in 1996).

This is volume 3, containing the following plays written between 1978 - 2003: Lolita; The Man Who Had Three Arms; Finding the Sun; Marriage Play; Fragments (A Sit-Around); The Play about the Baby; The Goat; or, Who is Sylvia?; Occupant; and Knock! Knock! Who's There?

The author's signature appears on the title page. The volume is excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. New dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" and contains 704 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9206

$10
Title: Die Gegenwart: Eine encyklopadische Darstellung der neuesten Zeitgeschichte fur alle Stande
Publisher: F. A. Brockhaus
Printing Year: 1848 - 1855
Number of Volumes: 6 volume set

Notes: Bound in brown cloth, this antique set is a scarce German-language reference work. "Die Gegenwart" (The Present) was published in Leipzig between 1848–1856, and was deemed "an Encyclopedic Presentation of Modern History for Everyman." These volumes offer extensive articles on contemporary historical developments, with representations of the state of affairs in various European countries and cities in the aftermath of the revolutions of 1848, as well as overviews of diverse fields of knowledge and the arts (botany, literature, opera, etc.), as they existed at the middle of the 19th century.

This collection includes volumes I, IV, V, VIII, IX, XI. The volumes show significant external age/wear. The binding of volume I is split at several points and boards are detached, as are those of several other volumes. Books have age-toned pages that bear the stamp of the "Library of the German Society of Philadelphia." The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 9208

$70
This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. A number of these books have been signed by their respective authors. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 9210

$35
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the group of books by poet, scholar and playwright William Hull (1918-1984) shown in the corresponding image. Professor Hull taught at Hofstra University from 1946 until his death, with lectureships at various Indian universities. This collection consists of "Visions of Handy Hopper" (1970-1979) in 10 volumes (with several pages of a typed schema of this work prepared for Marilyn French by the author laid in), "The Hull Alliterative Beowulf" (1984), and "Collected Poems, 1942-1968" (1970). All these volumes are Redbird Books of the Writers Workshop, Calcutta, India; they are beautifully bound in decorative Sari cloth, with gilt lettering to spines. Nearly all of these books are inscribed by the author to his colleague Marilyn French. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9212

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Molly Brown's Orchard Home by Nell Speed - Dated 1915 by Hurst & Company
- Molly Brown's College Friends by Nell Speed - Dated 1921 by Hurst & Company
- Little Miss Sunshine; or, the Old Bachelor's Ward by May Hollis Barton - Dated 1928 by Cupples & Leon Company
- Plain Jane and Pretty Betty; or, the Girl Who Won Out by May Hollis Barton - Dated 1926 by Cupples & Leon Company
- Hazel Hood's Strange Discovery; or, the Old Scientist's Treasure Box by May Hollis Barton - Dated 1928 by Cupples & Leon Company
- For the Honor of Randall: A Story of College Athletics by Lester Chadwick - Dated 1912 by Cupples & Leon Company
- Linda Lane Helps Out by Josephine Lawrence - Dated 1925 by Barse & Hopkins
- Linda Lane by Josephine Lawrence - Dated 1925 by Barse & Hopkins - Illustrated by Charles L. Wren
- The Copperhead Trail Mystery by Hugh Lloyd - Dated 1931 by Grosset & Dunlap - Volume is in torn pictorial dustjacket. This is "A Hal Keen Mystery Story" illustrated by Bert Salg

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. A number of these volumes either have previous owners' bookplates on front endpaper or bear traces of removal of bookplate. The first two titles listed have crayon markings to front endpaper. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9214

$18
Title: Reaching for the Moon
Author / Illustrator: Buzz Aldrin / Wendell Minor
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Printing Year: 2005 Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in glossy pictorial paper covers with red white and blue lettering to spine and front cover, this volume is a scarce illustrated children's history of the Apollo lunar mission as told by Buzz Aldrin (b. 1930), an American aviator and astronaut who was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing, and the second person to set foot on the Moon. His mission commander Neil Armstrong was the first.

Aldrin's signature, as well as that of the illustrator, appears on a bookplate affixed to front endpaper. The work is illustrated with many bright color drawings. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Pictorial dustjacket is intact. This unpaginated book measures approximately 9" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9215

$18
Title: Pope's Manual of Nursing Reference
Author: Amy E. Pope
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Printing Year: 1919

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated instruction manual. The work contains numerous in-text illustrations demonstrating proper procedures of nursing and the instruments that would be used in the care of patients. The volume shows external age/wear, with light soiling to covers. Hinges are cracked. Text block is intact with clean, unmarked pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 596 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 9216

$30
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. Many of the books are signed by French as an owner's inscription. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. 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. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 9218

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of autograped literary titles:

- Mysteries of Winterthurn: A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 1984 by E. P. Dutton, Inc. - First Printing in dustjacket
- You Must Remember This by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 1987 by E. P. Dutton - First Printing in dustjacket
- Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 1992 by William Abrahams Book Dutton - First Printing in dustjacket
- A Sentimental Education: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates - Dated 1980 by E. P. Dutton - First Printing in dustjacket
- The Iowa Baseball Confederacy by W. P. Kinsella - Dated 1986 by Houghton Mifflin Company - First printing in mylar-covered dustjacket
- Red Wolf, Red Wolf by W. P. Kinsella - Dated 1990 by Southern Methodist University Press (Dallas) - First thus, in dustjacket with mylar cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 9220

$80
This lot is part of the personal library of scholar and feminist activist Marilyn French (1929-2009). We were recently contacted by her heirs to handle the sale of her personal collection of reference titles and literature and this lot is one of many we will be offering over the course of today’s auction, from that large collection. In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Ms. French was a prolific author whose novels as well as books of essays and literary criticism all explored this theme.

Title: Letters
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Viking
Printing Year: 1966
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this set is a scarce collection of the correspondence of the famous Irish writer. Volume I was originally edited in 1957 by Stuart Gilbert and reissued with corrections in 1966. Volumes II & III are edited by Joyce biographer Richard Ellmann. Volume I contains a chronology of Joyce's life in addition to Stuart Gilbert's introduction and memoir. For Volumes II and III, Richard Ellmann has supplied a long and illuminating introduction. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and photographs. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Each volume in this handsome set is in mylar-covered dustjacket. Slipcase is intact with bump to top rear right-hand corner and minor age/wear to edges. The books measure approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 9222

$12
This lot includes the hand-tinted engraving shown in the corresponding image. This piece by British 18th-century landscape and watercolor painter Julius Caesar Ibbetson (1759-1817), in collaboration with engraver James Tookey, is entitled "Polar Bear." Captions immediately beneath image read "Ibetson del.", "Tookey Sc.", "Published by W. Darton, J. Harvey & W. Belch. London. May 1 1797." Represented in this work is a family of polar bears on the rocky banks of a shore, with what appears to be an adult male in the foreground, and a mother and her cub in the background. Three men in a boat, presumably a hunting expedition, have pulled in close to the female and are attacking it with spears and at least one rifle, as the mother bear stands protectively in front of its offspring. The large bear in the foreground is depicted in profile and as if growling at the scene taking place behind him. Some foxing is apparent. Wooden frame measures approximately 14" x 17". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $19.50
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