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Lot 7001

$750

Title: Memoirs of Gen. W. T. Sherman, Written by Himself, With an Appendix, Bringing His Life Down to Its Closing Scenes, Also a Personal Tribute and Critique of the Memoirs
Author: James G. Blaine -
James Gillespie Blaine was an American Republican politician who served as United States Representative, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, U.S. Senator from Maine, and twice as Secretary of State. He was nominated for President in 1884, but was narrowly defeated by Democrat Grover Cleveland. Blaine was one of the late 19th century's leading Republicans and champion of the moderate reformist faction of the party known as the "Half-Breeds". (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), William Tecumseh Sherman - William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.



Sherman served under General Ulysses S. Grant in 1862 and 1863 during the campaigns that led to the fall of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg on the Mississippi River and culminated with the routing of the Confederate armies in the state of Tennessee. In 1864, Sherman succeeded Grant as the Union commander in the western theater of the war. He proceeded to lead his troops to the capture of the city of Atlanta, a military success that contributed to the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln. Sherman's subsequent march through Georgia and the Carolinas further undermined the Confederacy's ability to continue fighting. He accepted the surrender of all the Confederate armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida in April 1865.



When Grant assumed the U.S. presidency in 1869, Sherman succeeded him as Commanding General of the Army (1869–83). As such, he was responsible for the U.S. Army's engagement in the Indian Wars over the next 15 years, in the western United States. He steadfastly refused to be drawn into politics and in 1875 published his Memoirs, one of the best-known first-hand accounts of the Civil War. British military historian B. H. Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general".
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1892
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in dark green cloth with bright stamped lettering to the spine and front cover. The books show light shelfwear. The bindings are firm. The pages are clean and bright. This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author in the first volume, plates with additional portraits, and a number of well-preserved fold-out maps.
Lot 7002

$650

Title: Traite elementaire de chimie: presente dans un ordre nouveau et d'apres les decouvertes modernes
Author: Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier - Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (also Antoine Lavoisier after the French Revolution) was a French nobleman and chemist central to the 18th-century chemical revolution and a large influence on both the history of chemistry and the history of biology. He is widely considered in popular literature as the "father of modern chemistry". This label, however, is more a product of Lavoisier's eminent skill as a self-promoter and underplays his dependence on the instruments, experiments, and ideas of other chemists.

It is generally accepted that Lavoisier's great accomplishments in chemistry largely stem from his changing the science from a qualitative to a quantitative one. Lavoisier is most noted for his discovery of the role oxygen plays in combustion. He recognized and named oxygen (1778) and hydrogen (1783) and opposed the phlogiston theory. Lavoisier helped construct the metric system, wrote the first extensive list of elements, and helped to reform chemical nomenclature. He predicted the existence of silicon (1787) and was also the first to establish that sulfur was an element (1777) rather than a compound. He discovered that, although matter may change its form or shape, its mass always remains the same.

Lavoisier was a powerful member of a number of aristocratic councils, and an administrator of the Ferme Generale. The Ferme generale was one of the most hated components of the Ancien Régime because of the profits it took at the expense of the state, the secrecy of the terms of its contracts, and the violence of its armed agents. All of these political and economic activities enabled him to fund his scientific research. At the height of the French Revolution, he was accused by Jean-Paul Marat of selling adulterated tobacco and of other crimes, and was eventually guillotined a year after Marat's death. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)







Publisher: Chez Cuchet, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1789
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a revised and expanded second edition, published the same year as the first (Honeyman 1941; Horblit 64; PMM238; Ferguson II, 12), with preliminary comments, and a table of contents in each volume. Extracts from the proceedings of the French Academy of the Sciences, February 4-6, 1789, follow the index in the second volume. These extracts review this work.

This attracive antique set, bound in contemporary full leather, with gilt-stamped black leather spine labels, has been recased. The covers are slightly rubbed at edges and display very minor loss at the outside corners. The bindings are sound. A previous owner's annotation appears in ink on the front pastedown of the first volume. The endpapers have darkened edges. The pages exhibit very light, scattered foxing. This work contains two foldout tables in volume I, tables and index follow text in volume II, one foldout table in volume III. Thirteen engraved illustrations follow the text in volume III.
Lot 7003

$250
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Forty-Four Years of Bird & Bull: A Bibliography, 1958-2002 by Sidney E. Berger, Henry Morris, uncredited author Edited by Henry Morris, Sidney E. Berger - Dated 2002 by Bird & Bull Press - Limited Edition - This is the third volume of the Bird & Bull bibliography, providing entries from 1988-2001 (A46-A66 plus B and C items) and complements the previously published "Twenty-One Years of Bird & Bull" and "Thirty Years of Bird & Bull." The main volume includes an introduction by Morris, his bibliography (written with his usual candor) and 8-, 12-, and 16-pp. specimen sections, large posters, prospectuses, and other ephemera. 24 tip-ins or inserts bound in, including five 4-pp. inserts, two 6-pp. inserts, and a fold-out broadside on handmade Italian "Roma" paper. The other portfolio contains a variety of specimens, all loosely inserted. Among the items included is a 16-pp. small folio booklet with the complete woodcuts of Three Lions and the Cross of Lorraine (1992). Dard Hunter & Son (1998) also makes an appearance here in the form of various leaves from the book. Several prospectuses, exhibition posters, and paper samples are included in this specimen group.

This is copy number 22 of an edition limited to 150 copies (Leaf Book - Chalmers 225), composed in Dante types and printed on Arches mouldmade paper. This work is accompanied by a prospectus.

The volume is bound in quarter brown leather, with Japanese green cloth sides, a gilt-lettered green leather spine label. Present are a Japanese cloth portfolio and a large green cloth-covered clamshell box, with a gilt-lettered brown leather spine label.

The clamshell box measures approximately 10.25" x 13.5".

All items are in excellent condition.
- Thirty Years of Bird & Bull: A Bibliography, 1958-1988 by Henry Morris, uncredited author Edited by Henry Morris, Sidney E. Berger - Dated 2002 by Bird & Bull Press - Limited Edition
Lot 7004

$140

Title: Miscellanies: Being a Collection of Memoir and Essays on Scientific and Literary Subjects, Published at Various Times
Author: Charles Daubeny - Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny was an English chemist, botanist and geologist.

Daubeny was born at Stratton near Cirencester in Gloucestershire, the son of the Rev. James Daubeny. He studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, under Dr. John Kidd. In 1819, in the course of a tour through France, he made the volcanic district of Auvergne a special study, and his Letters on the Volcanos of Auvergne were published in The Edinburgh Journal. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1822.

By subsequent journeys in Hungary, Transylvania, Italy, Sicily, France and Germany he extended his knowledge of volcanic phenomena; and in 1826 the results of his observations were given in a work entitled "A Description of Active and Extinct Volcanos." In common with Gay-Lussac and Davy, he held subterraneous thermic disturbances to be probably due to the contact of water with metals of the alkalis and alkaline earths.

In November 1822 Daubeny succeeded Kidd as professor of chemistry at Oxford, and retained this post until 1855. In 1834 he was appointed to the chair of botany, to which was subsequently attached that of rural economy. At the Oxford botanical garden he conducted numerous experiments upon the effect of changes in soil, light and the composition of the atmosphere upon vegetation. In 1830 he published in the Philosophical Transactions a paper on the iodine and bromine of mineral waters. In 1831 Daubeny represented the universities of England at the first meeting of the British Association, which at his request held their next session at Oxford. In 1836 he communicated to the Association a report on the subject of mineral and thermal waters.

In 1837 he visited the United States and acquired there the materials for papers on the thermal springs and the geology of North America, read in 1838 before the Ashmolean Society and the British Association (and published in 1839). In 1856 he became president of the latter body at its meeting at Cheltenham. The herbarium at Oxford is named after him. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: James Parker and Co.
City: Oxford / London
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This scarce first edtion has a dedication to the president and fellows of Magdalen College, Oxford, a preface, a table of contents in each volume. A list of other works by the author follows text.

This antique set is bound in its original dark green cloth, with gilt stamping on spine and blind-stamped ornamental designs on the front and rear covers. The books show light external wear, with with mild rubbing to the covers and minor tearing at the spine edges. The bindings are sound. The volumes has chocolate brown endpapers. The partially unopened pages are clean and without markings. There are two foldout graphs in the second volume.
Lot 7005

$200

Title: Le second tome des histoires tragiques, extraites, quand au sujet de l'italien de Bandel, mais le reste de l'invention de l'Auteur
Author: Francois de Belleforest - François de Belleforest was a prolific French author, poet and translator of the Renaissance.

He was born in Comminges, into a poor family, and his father (a soldier) was killed when he was seven. He spent some time in the court of Marguerite of Navarre, traveled to Toulouse and Bordeaux (where he met George Buchanan), and then to Paris where he came into contact with members of the young literary generation, including Pierre de Ronsard, Jean Antoine de Baif, Jean Dorat, Remy Belleau, Antoine Du Verdier and Odet de Turnebe. In 1568 he became historiographer to the king. He died in Paris.

Belleforest wrote on cosmography, morals, literature and history, and he translated the works of Matteo Bandello, Boccaccio, Antonio de Guevara, Lodovico Guicciardini, Polydore Vergil, Saint Cyprian, Sebastian Munster, Achilles Tatius, Cicero and Demosthenes into French. He is also the author of the first French pastoral novel, "La Pyrenee" (or "La Pastorale amoureuse") (1571) modeled on the "Diana" of Jorge de Montemayor. His "Grandes Annales" are a polemic tract against Francois Hotman. His total output comprises more than 50 volumes.

His most successful work was most likely his translation and adaptation of the "histoires tragiques" by the Italian Matteo Bandello, which built on the work of Pierre Boaistuau and eventually amounted to seven volumes (1564-1582). One of these tales might be the source for Shakespeare's "Hamlet." (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Chez Gabriel Buon
City: Paris
Year: 1581
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: 459 pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 4.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full vellum, with the title and volume number handwritten on the spine. The book shows external wear, with loss of material at the head of the spine. "Paris 1581/2" is written in the top margin of the front cover. The binding is sound. The title page displays loss at the upper outside corner, partially affecting the title. A closed tear appears at the fore edge of the title page. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing and faint marginal moisture markings. This work is illustrated with a printer's device on the title page, head- and tailpieces, as well as ornamental initials.
Lot 7006

$700

Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade): Scene, the Mississippi Valley; Time, Forty to Fifty Years Ago
Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age",[2] and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".[3]
Publisher: Charles L. Webster and Company
City: New York
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 366 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early state of the first edition, with the date of 1884 on the copyright, the illustration captioned “Him and another Man” incorrectly listed as being on p. 88, the eleventh line from the bottom on page 57 reading “with the was” instead of “with the saw," and on page 155 the final “5” in the pagination is lacking. The frontispiece portrait has the imprint of the Heliotype Printing Co. but no tablecloth can be seen.

This antique volume is bound in dark green cloth, with stamped lettering and ornamental designs stamped in black and gold. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. Faint moisture markings appear at the bottom of the fore edge and the bottom edge of the text block. A previous owner's name is signed on a blank preliminary page. Very faint moisture markings appear along the bottom edge of preliminary pages, including the frontispieces.The pages display very occasional light foxing and marginal smudging. This work is profusely illustrated.
Lot 7007

$225

Title: Silva, or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions. As It Was Deliver'd in the Royal Society the XVth of October, MDCLXII upon Occasion of Certain Quaeries Propounded to That Illustrious Assembly, by the Honourable the Principal Officers and Commissioners of the Navy. In Two Books. Together with an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves Terra, a Philosophical Essay of Earth, Being a Lecture in Course. To Which Is Annexed Pomona: Or, an Appendix Concerning Fruit-Trees, in Relation to Cyder; The Making, and Several Ways of Ordering It. Published by Express Order of the Royal Society, Also Acetaria: Or, a Discourse of Sallets. With Kalendarium Hortense; Or the Gard'ners Almanack; Directing What He Is To Do Monthly throughout the Year. All Which Several Treatises Are in This Fourth Edition Much Inlarg'd and Improv'd, By the Author John Evelyn, Esq; Fellow of the Royal Society
Author: John Evelyn - John Evelyn, FRS was an English writer, gardener and diarist.

Evelyn's diaries, or memoirs, are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of the time, Samuel Pepys, and cast considerable light on the art, culture and politics of the time (the deaths of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, the last Great Plague of London, and the Great Fire of London in 1666). Over the years, Evelyn's Diary has been over-shadowed by Pepys's chronicles of 17th-century life. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed for Robert Scott, Richard Chiswell, George Sawbridge and Benj. Tooke
City: London
Year: 1706
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [36], 384, [4], 275, plus 5 pages of "a table to Terra and the other Tracts"
Width: 8.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: "Sylva, or A Discourse of Forest-Trees and the Propagation of Timber in His Majesty's Dominions" by the English writer John Evelyn was first presented in 1662 as a paper to the Royal Society. It was published as a book two years later in 1664, and is recognized as one of the most influential texts on forestry ever published.





Condition / Notes: This is a scarce fourth edition, containing new sections Dendrologia, Pomona; Or, An Appendix concerning Fruit-Trees in relation to CIDER and Kalendarium Hortense. This was the last edition during the author's lifetime.

This antique volume has been recased. The new leather spine has raised bands and gilt-lettered labels. Original covers show cracking and minor loss at the edges. The binding is firm. The endpapers and blank pages at the front and rear of the volume display darkened, chipped edges. Previous owners' bookplates appear on the front pastedown. The title page, with red and black lettering, has repaired edges, with notations in black ink at the top and bottom margins. as well as, to a lesser degree, to the upper mid-section. Pages exhibit occasional light foxing and minor marginal moisture markings. A small amount of marginalia is also present.
Lot 7008

$90

Title: The Mousewood Cookbook: Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant in the Dewitt Mall, Ithaca, New York
Author: Molly Katzen - Mollie Katzen is an American chef, cookbook author and artist. She is best known for her vegetarian cookbook, the "Moosewood Cookbook" (1977), inspired by the Moosewood Restaurant she helped create, but left in 1978 "amid some bitter accusations that she had appropriated group recipes as her own." She later authored and illustrated several other best-selling vegetarian cookbooks, including "The Enchanted Broccoli Forest" (1982), "Still Life with Menu" (1988), and "Vegetable Heaven and Sunlight Cafe" (1997); three children's cookbooks ("Pretend Soup" (1994), "Honest Pretzels and Salad People" (1999) and recently co-authored (with Walter Willett) "Eat, Drink and Weigh Less: A Flexible and Delicious Way to Shrink Your Waist Without Going Hungry." She has lectured extensively on nutrition and hosted a cooking program on the Public Broadcasting Service.


Publisher: Self-Published
City: Ithaca
Year: 1974
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: 64 leaves
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: This cookbook features a number of the recipes favored by the restaurant at the time. Moosewood was listed by the New York Times as one of the top ten bestselling cookbooks of all time, and is likely the most popular vegetarian cookbook in the world.
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition of this landmark recipe book, with a notice on the final page that a copyright had been applied for, and 55 pages printed on only one side of each leaf.

This volume is spiral bound in its original paper covers, with the words "Moosewood Cookbook" over a b&w illustration at the center of the front cover. The covers are lightly soiled. The binding is firm. The pages are largely clean and bright, with only a few instances of smudging and spotting. This work is illustrated by the author with a number of vignettes.
Lot 7009

$140

Details: This lot consists of the antique swan decoy shown in the corresponding images.

This antique swan decoy is part of a large estate collection of duck, goose, swan and sea bird decoys that originated from the New England and East Coast region. Please review our catalog for additional lots.

This well-preserved antique swan decoy is all original composition. The water stain line around the base indicates that this was a working decoy. The paint is original and shows age wear, chipping and cracking. There is an area on the neck where the paint has flaked off, exposing the original wood. There are several unidentified markings on the bottom of the decoy. Please see photos. This swan has a wonderful weathered appearance, giving it a lovely, primitive patina. This antique swan decoy measures approximately 31” from the tail to the tip of the beak. It is 16.25” tall at the crest of the head. It is 11.25” at the widest part of the body.

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Condition / Notes: This large swan decoy is in good, antique condition. The beak is securely fastened to the head and the neck is securely fastened to body. There is some chipping and flaking of original paint. Please see photos.
Lot 7010

$50

Details: This lot consists of the framed, hand-tinted, original cockfighting engravings shown in the corresponding images.

The three engravings, drawn by H. Alken and engraved by C.R. Stock, depict three scenes from a ring fight between two roosters: "Fight," "Throat," and "Death."

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Condition / Notes: These pieces show very well. The hand-tinting on the three prints shows vividly, and all three are protected by matching blue-gray matting, protective glass, and gold-tinted frames.

These pieces measure approximately 15.75" wide by 13" tall.
Lot 7011

$130

Details: This lot consists of the antique World's Fairs & Expositions collectibles, ephemera, and books shown in the corresponding images. Items from each event are as follows.

1875 Philadelphia Exposition:
One admission ticket, "Good for One Admission at Money Gates", and "Void After November 10th 1876".

1893 Columbian Exposition, Chicago:
A Porcelain plate picturing the Art Palace with a Venetian Boat on a Lagoon. The plate is marked on the back "Marx & Guthers Carlsbad Austria". A Mauchline-ware box picturing the Administrative Building on the lid with words "Administrative Building Chicago 1893". Seven silverplate teaspoons marked "Leonard Mfg. Co.A1." The bowl of each spoon depicts an exhibition building at the Fair: Transportation Building, Machinery Hall, Manufacturers & Liberal Arts, Fisheries Building 92 spoons), Horticultural Building, and Women's Building. A set of six matching demitasse spoons marked "A1 Coin Silver Co." On the handle of each spoon is a picture of Columbus with the words "1492 Columbus 1892" and "World's Fair." One teaspoon marked "Quadruple Plate". On the front of the handle is a picture of Columbus, 1492, 1893, a boat, and the words "Columbian Exposition". On the back of the handle is a picture of the Administration Building and map of North and South America. A round brass pin with enameled floral and leaf decoration. Hand scratched on the back are the words "Mrs. Walston/June 9, 1893/World's Fair"

1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco:
A picture postcard of the Hawaii Building mailed from San Francisco Aug. 17th, 1915 with an Exposition cancel. A cloth embroidered with flowers and the words "State-Flowers/Designed Especially for/Panama-Pacific/International Exposition/Feb.20th 1915 San Francisco December 4th 1915".

1933 Chicago World's Fair:
A picture postcard of the Sears Roebuck Building. One teaspoon marked "Dirigold Green Duck Co. Chicago". Handle has a picture of a skyscraper and the words "Official 1933 Chicago" and "Century of Progress."

1930 New York World's Fair:
A First day cover (April1, 1939), and a token. Obverse shows the Trylon Perisphere with thw words "New York World's Fair 1940;" the reverse shows George Washington with the words"For Peace and Freedom."

1964-1965 New York World's Fair:
A canceled cover preprinted with 5 cent postage.

Also included are four Souvenir books.

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications concatenated at the extremities.
Lot 7012

$70

Title: Elements of Chemistry
Author: Jean-Antoine-Claude Chaptal - Jean-Antoine Claude, comte Chaptal de Chanteloup was a French chemist and statesman. He established chemical works for the manufacture of the mineral acids, soda and other substances. In "Elements de Chimie" (published 1790) he coined a new word for the gas then known as "azote" or "mephitic air." Chaptal's word was nitrogene, which he named for nitre, the chemical which was needed for the production of nitric acid which had been found to contain the gas, and thus possibly (according to theory) to be the oxidized derivative of it. Chaptal's new term for the gas then quickly passed into English as nitrogen.

As Minister of Internal Affairs, he created the Paris Hospital, health councils, and other bodies.

Chaptal was especially strong in applied science, attempting to apply to industry and agriculture the discoveries of chemistry. In this way, he contributed largely to the development of modern industry. The process of adding sugar to unfermented wine in order to increase the final alcohol level is known as chaptalization after him. The Rue Chaptal, at the foot of Montmartre hill in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, also bears his name. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Printed by J. T. Buckingham, for Thomas & Andrews
City: Boston
Year: 1806
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 608 pages plus 4 pages of index
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce third American edition (Cole 259a; Shaw and Shoemaker 10115), three volumes bound in one. This is a reprint of the 1791 London edition, translated from the French by William Nicholson, with a prefatory note by Nicholson, a table of contents, an advertisement of the author, and an index.

This antique volume is bound in full brown leather, with a gilt-lettered black leather spine label and ruling stamped in gold to the spine. The book shows external wear, with the covers rubbed and scuffed. The binding is sound. Previous owners' names appear on the front flyleaf, a blank preliminary page and on the title page. Tanning is visible around the edges near beginning and end of text. The pages exhibit scattered foxing.
Lot 7013

$150

Title: Killing No Murder: Briefly Discoursed in Three Questions
Author: Edward Sexby - Colonel Edward Sexby or Saxby was an English Puritan soldier and Leveller in the army of Oliver Cromwell. Later he turned against Cromwell and plotted his assassination., Silius Titus - Silius or Silas Titus, of Bushey, was an English politician, captain of Deal Castle, and Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King Charles II. Colonel Titus was an organiser in the attempted escape of King Charles I from Carisbrooke Castle.

Publisher: Uncredited
City: Unknown
Year: 1689
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: (iv), 17+(1) pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: The sources cited note that Allen was the pseudonym of Silius Titus and Edward Sexby. Colin Firth concluded that Titus wrote the dedication to the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell, and Sexby wrote the substance of the pamphlet, although he argues that Titus was responsible for the more learned aspects of the text. See Firth, "Killing No Murder," in The English Historical Review 17:66 (April 1902), 308-11. This assertion is questioned by James Holstun, who assigned greater credit to Sexby for the entire work. Furthermore, Holstun pointed out there was a William Allen in Cromwell's army who disclaimed authorship. See Holstun, "Ehud's Dagger: Patronage, Tyrannicide, and Killing No Murder," in Cultural Critique 22 (Autumn 1992), 99-142.
Condition / Notes: This is a reprint of the original edition of 1657 (Wing T1312A and S2826. Kennedy, Smith, and Johnson 3, 218), with dedications to Cromwell and the officers and soldiers of the Army, and a postscript. In spite of the dedication, the author justified the authoritarian Cromwell's demise. Tipped in on front free endpaper is an article entitled "Killing, No Murder" from The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, (January 1807), 45-8.


This antique volume is bound in later quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The front board has separated. The covers are rubbed and scuffed, especially at the edges. The pages display occasional light foxing.
Lot 7014

$70

Details: This lot consists of the 19th century yellow transferware plate "Place Vendome, A Paris" shown in the corresponding images.

This yellow transferware plate is part of an estate collection from which many pieces have markings from Staffordshire, England. This yellow glazed earthenware was made between 1785 and 1835, but only in small amounts as it is a rare type of English pottery to find. Please see this catalog for other fine examples of yellow transferware.

This yellow transferware plate is in good condition and depicts the “Place Vendome” in Paris. In the transfer, a large monument stands in a city square. Onlookers include a man tipping his hat to a lady, and a mother or nanny holding a child’s hand. Foliage bundles line the rim.

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Condition / Notes: This yellow transferware plate is in good condition with some age based wear and staining. Please see photos.
Lot 7015

$15

Details: This lot consists of the two (2) Asian ceramic pearlware celery dishes shown in the corresponding images.

These lovely dishes are in very good condition and have a beautiful, bright patina. The hand applied pearlware glaze creates an interesting relief on the surface. Each flower and shape is definitively outlined, also creating definition and texture. The foot of the dish is also hand detailed. These hand painted Asian celery dishes measure 7.5” long and 4.75” at the widest point. The elegant foot gives them a height of 1”.

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Condition / Notes: This Asian ceramic pearlware dishes are in very good condition with light age based wear and staining. Please see photos.
Lot 7016

$120

Details: This lot consists of the vintage Hollywood movie lobby cards as shown in the corresponding images.

Around 1910, movie studios began printing what came to be known as lobby cards. They were printed promotional materials of different sizes that could be displayed or passed out to customers in the lobbies of movie theaters. Today, lobby cards are largely out of print, and are rarely used to promote contemporary films, but now they have become collectible pieces of film history.

This lot of vintage Hollywood lobby cards is part of a large estate of well-preserved Hollywood memorabilia. This auction is the first of several to showcase these and other vintage Hollywood items including post cards, movie posters, and pressbooks. Please view our auction catalog to find other rare Hollywood memorabilia lots similar to the one shown here.

Included in this lot are lobby cards from movies such as “Fame,” “Alcatraz Island,” “Dear John,” “Meet Me At The Fair,” “A Kiss Before Dying,” “Oh God!” and “Firestarter.”

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Condition / Notes: These vintage Hollywood movie lobby cards are in good condition with some age wear. Please see photos.
Lot 7017

$100

Title: Chemical Works of Casper Neumann, Professor of Chemistry at Berlin, F. R. S. &c. Abridged and Methodized. WIth Large Additions, Containing the Later Discoveries and Improvements Made in Chemistry and the Arts Depending Thereon
Author: Caspar Neumann - Caspar Neumann (or Neuman) was a German/Polish chemist and apothecary.

Neumann was born at Zullichau, in the Electorate of Brandenburg, July 11, 1683. He was first educated in music by his father, but being orphaned at age 12, he apprenticed to his godfather, the apothecary, Johannes Romke. Completing his apprenticeship in 1701, he commenced practice at Unruhstadt, or Kargowa, in Poland.

After three years in Kargowa, he went to Berlin in 1704, working at first at the apothecary shop of Christoph Schmedicke. Soon thereafter he became a traveling apothecary for the king of Prussia, Frederick I, and he continued in this capacity until 1711. At that point, Frederik sent him abroad to learn more about chemistry and pharmacy in a number of European countries.

While in England, in 1713, he learned of the death of his royal patron and of the consequent termination of his patronage. For the next three years, he found work in London with a wealthy and renown Dutch surgeon, Abraham Cyprianus. At this time he became acquainted with several members of the Royal society, including Isaac Newton and Hans Sloane.

In 1716 Neumann return briefly to Germany in the entourage of George I. While there, he returned to Berlin and made connections that ultimately resulted in his appointment as the Royal Court Apothecary, when he completed his European travels in 1719. He held this post for the rest of his life.

In 2009, Alexander Kraft established that it was Caspar Neumann who conveyed the secret formula for preparing the first synthetic pigment, Prussian blue, to the Royal Society in England in 1723. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)





, William Lewis - William Lewis FRS was an English chemist and physician. He is known for his writings related to pharmacy and medicine, and for his research into metals.
Publisher: Printed for W. Johnston and six others
City: London
Year: 1759
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: (xvi), 586, (35) pages
Width: 9" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: Cole asserts that this work was actually translated from the German by Alexander Chisholm, an assistant to Lewis. Regarded as the epitome of chemical knowledge at the time. It included, for example, an exposition of Stahl's phlogiston theory, for the first time in English.
Condition / Notes: This antique rebacked volume has a modern leather spine and contemporary leather boards. The spine, with raised bands, has the original gilt-lettered black leather label. The book shows external wear, with light soiling, rubbing and edge scuffing to the front and rear covers. The spine label is chipped. Minor loss of material can be seen at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The endpapers display darkened edges. The pages exhibit light foxing, heavier at the front and back end of the volume.
Lot 7018

$20

Title: Constitution of the National Marine Engineers Beneficial Association of the United States of Americ. Revised at the 14th Annual Session. Constitution of the Subordinate Associations Acknowledging the Jurisdiction of the National Association
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Uncredited
City: Unknown
Year: 1875
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 38/39 pages
Width: 4" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with gilt lettering on the front cover. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and without markings. A filled-out form, with a blind stamp, appears of the verso of the second title page. A list of members appears at the end of the volume.
Lot 7019

$175

Title: Elements of Chemistry in a New Systematic Order, Containing All the Modern Discoveries
Author: Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier - Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (also Antoine Lavoisier after the French Revolution) was a French nobleman and chemist central to the 18th-century chemical revolution and a large influence on both the history of chemistry and the history of biology. He is widely considered in popular literature as the "father of modern chemistry". This label, however, is more a product of Lavoisier's eminent skill as a self-promoter and underplays his dependence on the instruments, experiments, and ideas of other chemists.

It is generally accepted that Lavoisier's great accomplishments in chemistry largely stem from his changing the science from a qualitative to a quantitative one. Lavoisier is most noted for his discovery of the role oxygen plays in combustion. He recognized and named oxygen (1778) and hydrogen (1783) and opposed the phlogiston theory. Lavoisier helped construct the metric system, wrote the first extensive list of elements, and helped to reform chemical nomenclature. He predicted the existence of silicon (1787) and was also the first to establish that sulfur was an element (1777) rather than a compound. He discovered that, although matter may change its form or shape, its mass always remains the same.

Lavoisier was a powerful member of a number of aristocratic councils, and an administrator of the Ferme Generale. The Ferme generale was one of the most hated components of the Ancien Régime because of the profits it took at the expense of the state, the secrecy of the terms of its contracts, and the violence of its armed agents. All of these political and economic activities enabled him to fund his scientific research. At the height of the French Revolution, he was accused by Jean-Paul Marat of selling adulterated tobacco and of other crimes, and was eventually guillotined a year after Marat's death. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)







Publisher: Printed for Evert Duyckinck and James and Thomas Ronalds
City: New York
Year: 1806
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxvi, 37-355+(1); viii, 9-243+(1) pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is stated to be from the fifth Edinburgh edition (Cole 788; Shaw and Shoemaker 10706), with two volumes bound in one, and with a dedication, a translator's advertisement, a letter to the author from the translator, an author's preface, and each volume with a table of contents, addenda and an index following the text in the second volume.

This antique volume is bound in contemporary full brown leather, with a black leather spine label. The book shows external wear, with narrow cracking along the front spine edge, and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. This volume has new endpapers. The text block has speckled edges. The title page of the first volume shows loss at the fore-edge corner, the title page is now covered in tissue. A previous owner's name appears on the dedication. The pages display scattered light foxing. Staining, largely marginal, is visible on the index, addenda, and the fold-out plates.

Lot 7020

$30

Details: This lot consists of the collectible books and magazines shown in the corresponding images.

Notable volumes include an author-signed edition of "Wait Till Next Year" by Doris Kearns Goodwin (in dust jacket); an author-signed edition of "The Winners Manual For The Game Of Life" by Jim Tressel; an author-signed edition of "Past Time: Baseball As History" by Jules Tygiel; and "Babe Ruth: The Idol Of The American Boy" by 'Daniel,' sport writer of the New York Telegram.

Also present is a three-volume Sotheby's catalog of "The Barry Halper Collection Of Baseball Memorabilia" in slip case, a 1995 Ben & Jerry's annual report (containing crayons), the July 1925 issue of Baseball magazine, "Game Boy Nintendo Comics System (Volume I Number I)" circa 1990, the premier issue of eBay magazine (1999), and a Dell comics issue of "Tarzan."

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with older items showing more advanced signs of age/wear. Collectible magazines and comics are protected by plastic.
Lot 7021

$60

Title: America and Her Resources; Or a View of the Agricultural, Commercial, Manufacturing, Financial, Political, Literary, Moral and Religious Capacity and Character of the American People
Author: John Bristed - John Bristed was a clergyman, born in Dorsetshire, England, in 1778, and who died in Bristol, Rhode Island, 23 February, 1855. He was the son of a clergyman of the established church. After being graduated at Winchester College, he studied medicine in Edinburgh, and took a two years' course of law in the office of the celebrated Chitty. He removed to the United States in 1806, practiced law in New York City for several years with success, and married, in 1820, a daughter of John Jacob Astor. He stuD. Divinity under Dr. (afterward Bishop) Griswold, then rector of St. Michael's, Bristol, Rhode Island, and in 1828 was ordained and made the rector's assistant. In 1829 Dr. Griswold removed to Massachusetts, and Mr. Bristed became his successor as rector of the parish, where he remained until 1843. In 1807 he conducted the "Monthly Magazine," and in 1814 delivered an oration on "The Utility of Literary Establishments." His publications include "A Pedestrian Tour through Part of the Highlands in Scotland in 1801" (2 vols., 1804); "The Adviser, or the Moral and Literary Tribunal" (4 vols., London, 1802); "Critical and Philosophical Essays" (1804); "The System of the Society of Friends Examined" (1805); "Edward and Anna," a novel (1805); "Hints on the National Bankruptcy of Great Britain" (New York, 1809); "Resources of the British Empire" (1811); "Resources of the United States" (New York, 1818; reprinted in London, under the title of "America and her Resources," 1818); and "Thoughts on the Anglican and Anglo-American Churches," a reply to Mr. Wilkes's work on "Correlative Claims and Duties" (New York and London, 1823). An English reviewer of his "Resources of the United States," which was published about the same time that Sydney Smith asked his famous question, "Who reads an American book?" referred to the "unsubstantial prospect with which the prophetic folly that ever accompanies democracy had impressed his mind to a degree almost equaling that of the vain people with whom he had domiciled." --His son, Charles Astor, author, born in New York City, 6 October, 1820; d in Washington, District of Columbia, 15 January, 1874. He was graduated at Yale with honors in 1839, and afterward spent five years in Trinity College, Cambridge, England, where he was graduated in 1845, taking numerous prizes and being made a foundation scholar of the College. In 1847 he married the daughter of Henry Brevoort, and traveled extensively in Europe, amusing himself by writing for newspapers and periodicals, on social and ephemeral topics, generally over the pen name of " Carl Benson." There was a cynical tone in many of his writings, which increased as he grew older. Classical subjects, poetical themes, and social sketches were treated with equal ease; he did not hesitate to discuss any topic, great or small, that struck his fancy, and his wide culture and profound scholarship made his essays attractive to readers of light literature. Mr. Bristed was one of the trustees of the Astor library from its origin. After spending many years in Europe, at its gayest capitals and resorts, where he was the associate of many eminent men of the time, he returned to this country, and made his home in Washington. His second wife, who survives him, is a member of the Sedgwick family. Bristed's published works comprise "Selections from Catullus," by an Eton assistant master, which he revised, adding notes of his own (1849); "Letters to Horace Mann," being a reply to some strictures on the characters of Girard and Astor, entitled "Thoughts for a Young Man" (1850); "The Upper Ten Thousand," a series of sketches of :New York society life, first printed in "Fraser's Magazine" (New York, 1852); "Five Years in an English University" (1852). To this last volume were added in an appendix his College orations and essays, together with specimen examination-papers (new ed., enlarged, New York, 1872). He also published the "Interference Theory of Government" (New York, 1867), and "Pieces of a Brokendown Critic" (New York, 1874). (Courtesy of Famousamericans.net)



Publisher: Printed for Henry Colburn
City: London
Year: 1818
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/504 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards, with a printed spine panel. The book shows external wear, with loss of material to the spine cover, light soiling to the covers, A glossy substance appears along the spine edges.The binding is sound. The hinges display repair. The pages are largely clean and without markings, with light foxing concentrated at the front and rear of the volume.
Lot 7022

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on books and literary history shown in the corresponding images.

"Mark Twain" by Archibald Henderson (Duckworth & Co. 1911), is illustrated with photographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn. There are two tipped-in plates (including frontispiece), in color. "The Fowles of Heauen or History of Birds" and "Espingarda Perfeyta or The Perfect Gun" are in dust jackets.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 7023

$15

Details: This lot consists of the three (3) 19th century antique hand painted creamware plates shown in the corresponding images.

These three plates are 19th century creamware and are part of a larger estate collection from which many pieces have markings indicating manufacturers from Staffordshire, England. This lot includes:

An 8” plate with red flowers on the face and around the rim. This lovely hand painted plate showcases an intricately detailed flower arrangement that looks to be peonies with greenery. Around the rim two different flowers are painted in an alternating pattern. This plate has a repair on the rim. Please see photos. The light crazing and shiny pearlized glaze create a pleasing patina. There are several markings on the back including, “Villeroy&Boch Mettlach” and “Alt Lothringen.”

The other two (2) plates are likely part of a larger set of 19th century hand painted creamware plates. They showcase the same hand painted image on the face and around the edges. One of the plates has an irregularity to the wavy edging around the rim. This is original to the plate. The hand painted image depicts a small bouquet of flowers. Though the images are alike, they are very unique in presentation due to the hand painted nature. These plates are 8.5” in diameter and are in very good condition.

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Condition / Notes: These hand painted creamware plates are in good condition with some age based wear. There is a repaired chip on the rim of the Vileroy & Boch plate. Please see photos.
Lot 7024

$100

Title: Joan Miro: bois graves pour un poeme de Paul Eluard
Author: Paul Eluard - Paul Eluard, born Eugene Emile Paul Grindel, was a French poet who was one of the founders of the surrealist movement.
Publisher: Berggruen & Cie
City: Paris
Year: 1958
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 4.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce orignal edition of a French-language brochure published on occasion on an exhibition held at the Galerie Bergruen in Paris. It is number 25 of the series "Collection Berggruen."

This attractive booklet is bound in its illustrated wrappers. It contains 21 pochoir-colored illustrations, including the front cover. A number of these illustrations are done over two pages.
Lot 7025

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique gardening, horticulture, and botany reference shown in the corresponding images.

"Wild Flowers." by Anne Pratt contains chromatographic plates. "English Botany;" or, Coloured Figures Of British Plants." (volume IX), contains a section of colored plates. Hortus Floridus" by Crispin De Pass is a limited edition. Also included is the 1937 bulb catalog "Beauty From Bulbs".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications. "Wild Flowers" volume II only. "English Botany;" (Volume IX) was a library copy.
Lot 7026

$30

Details: This lot consists of the three (3) pieces of assorted early 19th century English ceramics
as shown in the corresponding images.

These 19th century English ceramics are part of a larger estate collection from which many pieces have markings indicating manufacturers from Staffordshire, England. Included in this lot are:

A Clementson Brothers Hanley stoneware urn. This urn is in very good condition and has the Clementson Brothers mark on the bottom. A robust stoneware, this pieces has a simple yet lustrous coating of white pearlized glaze offering a shiny and pleasing patina. Both handles are well attached and show no sign of damage or repair. The lid is elegantly shaped and very heavy. It fits securely inside the well of the urn’s rim. This urn measures 7.25” tall and 6” from handle to handle.

A mochaware creamware fingerbowl. This piece showcases a band of industrial slip application, which forms the familiar “cat’s eye” look of traditional mochaware. On either side of the cat’s eye band is a line of teal glaze, a beautiful yet somewhat uncommon color for this type of ceramic. This creamware piece is in good condition with some light age wear and crazing throughout. The pebbled spotting in the well of the bowl is original to the piece. This mochaware fingerbowl measures 3” in diameter and is 2” tall.

A Staffordshire lusterware jug/pitcher with hand painted relief. This hand painted jug has a bit of a Toby Mug look with a relief face just below the jug spout as well as at the base of the handle. The base, top and handle are covered in a beautiful copper brown luster glaze, giving this piece has a shiny and pleasing patina. The luster blue of the center glaze band acts as a perfect backdrop to the hand painted, relief floral images. The glaze on the floral relief has some light chipping. Please see photos. This Staffordshire lusterware jug/pitcher measures 5.25” tall and is 5” between handle and spout.

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Condition / Notes: The pieces in this lot of early English ceramics are in good condition with some age wear and light crazing. Please see photos.
Lot 7027

$130

Details: This lot consists of the vintage Hollywood movie lobby cards as shown in the corresponding images.

Around 1910, movie studios began printing what came to be known as lobby cards. They were printed promotional materials of different sizes that could be displayed or passed out to customers in the lobbies of movie theaters. Today, lobby cards are largely out of print, and are rarely used to promote contemporary films, but now they have become collectible pieces of film history.

This lot of vintage Hollywood lobby cards is part of a large estate of well-preserved Hollywood memorabilia. This auction is the first of several to showcase these and other vintage Hollywood items including post cards, movie posters, and pressbooks. Please view our auction catalog to find other rare Hollywood memorabilia lots similar to the one shown here.

Included in this lot are lobby cards from movies such as “Best Friends,” “The Best Things In Life Are Free,” “The Main Event,” “Kismet,” “Next Stop Greenwich Village,” “Rocky II,” “Little Darlings,” “Man on Fire” and “Man With A Million.”

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Condition / Notes: These vintage Hollywood movie lobby cards are in good condition with some age wear. Please see photos.
Lot 7028

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique poetry books shown in the corresponding images.

Two volumes of "Thoughts by the Way" by Delia Taylor Whittelsey, are author-signed with tipped-in plates."Ballades From The Hidden Way" by James Branch Cabell" is an author-signed limited edition. Other author-signed volumes include "Notion Counter" by Glenn Hughes, and "Two Hundred Push-Ups At The YMCA" by James Magorian. "The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam", illustrated by Paul McPharlin, is in decorative slipcase. "East And West Poems" by Bret Harte (1871), is a first edition. "Praise To The End!" by Theodore Roethke (1951), is a stated first edition.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 7029

$400

Details: This lot consists of the hand-tinted antique ornithological engravings shown in the corresponding images. These antique plates are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

Matted pieces measure approximately 19.25" x 26.5" and 19.75" x 26.25". Both of these items feature tropical birds drawn by Barraband and engraved by Peree. "Le Pignancoin." (No.7), "De l'Imprimerie de" Rousset, and "L'Aracari vert, femelle." (No. 17), "De l'Imprimerie de" Langlois.

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally well preserved with light toning or foxing. Coloring remains vivid.
Lot 7030

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the uniformly-bound works of Washington Irving shown in the corresponding images.

These Knickerbocker Editions of Irving's works feature a gilt facsimile of the author's signature on the cover and gilt design on the spine. Titles in clude "Alhambra", "Salmagundi", "Life And Letters" (three volumes), "Christopher Columbus" (three volumes), "Mahomet And His Successor" (two volumes) and "Life of Washington" (five volumes).

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show well, with some chipping and light soiling to covers and/or spines. Gilt design and lettering shows vividly.
Lot 7031

$55

Details: This lot consists of the vintage Hollywood movie pressbooks as shown in the corresponding images.

Prior to 1980 and the advent of national cable television, most Hollywood movie promotion was done by a local theater manager. In order to sell the film locally, film production companies sent promotional materials to local theater managers that included behind the scene stories about the movie’s production, interviews with film stars and photos, both candid and film shots. The theater manager would take the pictures and articles to the local paper and run them as “public interest” articles. To do this, the manager would often cut the desired article or photo out of the pressbook, destroying the value of much of the supply.

This lot of old, vintage Hollywood pressbooks is part of a large estate of well-preserved Hollywood memorabilia. This auction is the first of several to showcase these and other vintage Hollywood items including post cards, movie posters, and lobby cards. Please view our auction catalog to find other rare Hollywood memorabilia lots similar to the one shown here.

Included in this lot are movie pressbooks with Hollywood stars such as Judy Garland, Jack Klugman, Fabian, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Plummer, Glynis Johns, Roger Daltrey (of The Who), Ringo Starr (of The Beatles), Warren Beatty, Peter Fonda, Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, Stacy Keech, Anthony Perkins, Anthony Zerbe, Ava Gardner, Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Debbie Reynolds, Penny Marshall, Chuck Norris, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. Films in this lot include, “Love in a Fish Bowl,” “The Longest Yard,” “Treasure Island,” “Liszt-O-Mania,” “Lilith,” “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean,” “I Could Go On Singing,” “A Star is Born” and Disney’s “The Legend of the Boy and the Eagle.”

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Condition / Notes: These vintage Hollywood movie pressbooks are in fair to good condition with some age wear. A small number of these pressbooks show signs of wear with taped spines and folded corners. There are some individual pages within the mix. Overall, this lot of pressbooks is in good, vintage condition. Please see photos.
Lot 7032

$80

Details: This lot consists of the antique estate advertising and travel ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

There are time schedules and brochures for railways and airlines. Folding map for "Les Bords du Rhin" is in envelope. There are pamphlets for Morocco, Germany, Holland and Buenos Aires. Also included are souvenir books, recipe books, and automobile advertisements.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indication.
Lot 7033

$175

Title: Vignettes: An Eclectic Assemblage of Anecdotes about Papermaking, the Private Press, Printing and Its History, Book Collecting, Numismata Typographica and Much More
Author: Henry Morris
Publisher: Bird & Bull Press
City: Newtown, Pennsylvania
Year: 1999
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 72, (5) pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 13.25"
Book Details: This work includes chapters on Bird & Bull Incunabula, 19th-Century Security Papers, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Numismata Typographica, Farewell to Papermaking, A History of Die Cutting, The Wurzburg Lithography and more. Includes a tipped-in sample of the first Bird & Bull handmade paper (1958). The portfolio case includes two removable cylinder seal impressions. These clay impressions, attributions to the article "Better Late Than Never," bear images of people and inscriptions from ancient cylinder seals in Babylonia.
Condition / Notes: This is a limited edition of 150 numbered copies printed at the Bird & Bull Press; this is one of the first four numbered copies and is a copy "with extra material" according to the pencil note by Henry Morris in the colophon (Berger A62). The text is in Ehrhardt types on Arches Mouldmade paper.

This volume is bound in brown cloth with a gilt-lettered leather spine label, in special cloth solander case with leather spine. The book and slipcase are in excellent condition. This work is full of illustrations in both black and white and color, many tipped-in, with additional pages of color illustrations. Several pages printed in two colors. A prospectus is inserted.

Lot 7034

$70

Details: This lot consists of the antique, hand carved bone amulet tool shown in the corresponding images.

This antique, carved bone amulet has a lovely, golden brown patina, and displays painstaking care to fine details. Heavy and detailed, this piece could have been used as a cultural effigy or amulet for spiritual protection, or as an actual weapon. The ends of this piece are a thick and heavy composite material, adding weight to this already substantial piece. The sculpture depicts a man, possibly a warrior, sitting with his knife in the ready position. This antique bone amulet is in solid and fine condition and measures 8.75” long and about 2” wide at the ends.

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Condition / Notes: This hand carved, antique bone amulet is in good condition with some age wear. Please see photos.
Lot 7035

$80

Title: Traite de la teinture des tissus et de l'impression du calicot comprenant les derniers perfectionnements apportes dans la preparation et l'emploi des couleurs d'aniline
Author: Frederic Crace-Calvert
Publisher: Librarie Scientifique, Industrielle et Agricole
City: Paris
Year: 1875
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/531 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first French edition, translated from the second English edition by August Geuercut (Ron 0264; Lawrie 101), a volume in the Bibliothèque Scientifique-Industrielle et Agricole des Arts et Métiers, XLVIII. The first preface is by John Stenhouse and Charles-Edward Groves, translators of the work into English. This edition also contains a biographical sketch of the author, a table of contents, an introduction, an appendix, and an index.

This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The front board is separating. The book shows external wear, with extensive wear, including peeling, at the edges of the covers. The front flyleaf and blank preliminary pages have separated. The ink stamp of a private library appears on the half-tltle and the title page. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with two fold-out tables, 53 actual specimens and woodcut illustrations in text.
Lot 7036

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique tracking and trapping related books shown in the corresponding images.

"In Beaver World" by Enos A. Mills is a first edition (1913). Volumes on mink trapping, the hunting fur seals, fur farming, and fur animals of Louisiana are also included. Decorative covers included.

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated ta the extremities. "The Hunting of the Silver Fleece" is in dust jacket. Binding of "In Beaver World" separated.
Lot 7037

$225

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique items, relating to Japan,shown in the corresponding images.

Included is a file box of Post war slides picturing military personnel, geisha girls, the Japanese flag, toy airplanes and military ceremonies. Other items include maps, stereoviews, a Japanese textbook on United States Naturalization and a Japanese book on mining operations with illustrations and plates (c1940's?).

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This may include edge wear, markings, or loss to spine.
Lot 7038

$55

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique history and exploration of Africa books shown in the corresponding images.

Included are decorative, illustrated editions "Livingstone's Travels and ResearchesIn South Africa" by David Livingstone, "The Life And Labors Of David Livingstone" by J.E. Chambliss, and "Heroes Of The Dark Continent" by J.W. Buel.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with some signs of age/wear including fading and light soiling to covers. Gilt designs and illustrations are in attractive condition.
Lot 7039

$200

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique salesman's samples shown in the corresponding images.

This lot includes a cloth-covered rare portfolio containing sample covers, and illustrations which include a chromolithograph cover. Among the titles in the portfolio are "Theodore Roosevelt And The Presidents Of The United States" and "Thrilling Adventures Among The Indians."

Other volumes include "Rise and Fall Of The Mustache And Other 'Hawk-Eyetems.'", "The Story Of Lindbergh The Lone Eagle", and "America And The Great War For Humanity And Freedom".

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age /wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 7040

$40

Title: An Explanatory Dictionary of the Apparatus and Instruments Employed in the Various Operations of Philosophical and Experimental Chemistry
Author: Frederick Accum - Friedrich Christian Accum or Frederick Accum was a German chemist, whose most important achievements included advances in the field of gas lighting, efforts to keep processed foods free from dangerous additives, and the promotion of interest in the science of chemistry to the general populace. From 1793 to 1821 Accum lived in London. Following an apprenticeship as an apothecary, he opened his own commercial laboratory enterprise. His business manufactured and sold a variety of chemicals and laboratory equipment. Accum, himself, gave fee based public lectures in practical chemistry and collaborated with research efforts at numerous other institutes of science
Intrigued by the work of Frederick Winsor, who had been championing the introduction of gas lighting in London, Accum too, became fascinated by this innovation. At the request of the Gas Light and Coke Company, he carried out many experiments in this novel field of inquiry. After a time of close working association with this company, he became a member of its board of directors in 1812. The company was charged with founding the first gasworks in London to supply gas lighting to both private and public areas. Accum was instrumental in the conception and design of this extremely successful gasworks.
The majority of Accum's publications were written in English. They were executed in a style that made them quite accessible to the common man. Many scientific contributions were brought forth through his writings, which were influential in the popularization of chemistry during this era. In 1820, Accum published "Treatise on Adulteration of Food," in which he denounced the use of chemical additives to food. This ground breaking work marked the beginning of an awareness of need for food safety oversight. Accum was the first person to tackle the subject and to reach a wide audience through his activities. His book, controversial at the time, found a wide audience and sold well. However, it threatened established practices within the food processing industry, earning him many enemies among the London food manufactures. Accum left England after a lawsuit was brought against him. He lived out the rest of his life as a teacher at an industrial institution in Berlin. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Printed for Thomas Boys
City: London
Year: 1824
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/295 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce reprint of the 1821 first edition (Cole 3 which only describes this edition), with all 17 plates present (plate 11 is bound in as a fold-out frontispiece).

This antique volume is bound in original paper-covered boards, with a printed paper spine label with title and "16s" as price. The front board is detached. The spine cover is detaching from the back edge. The book shows external wear, with soiling to the covers, chipping to the edges of the spine, and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. Signed in ink at the top of the title page "Paul H. Borland" and signed again by him on the front pastedown and on the front and back covers. An ink inscription appears on the half-title: "To George Hauser, Jr. from the Misses Borland, Oct. 24, 1915." The pages exhibit occasional light foxing.
Lot 7041

$40

Title: Conversations on Chemistry, in Which the Elements of That Science Are Familarly Explained and Illustrated by Experiments and Plates. To Which Are Added, Some Late Discoveries on the Subject of the Fixed Alkalies. A Description and Plate of the Pneumatic Cistern of Yale College. -- And, a Short Account of Artificial Mineral Waters in the United States. With an Appendix, Consisting of Treatises on Dyeing, Tanning and Currying
Author: Jane Marcet
Publisher: From Sidney's Press, for Increase Cooke & Co. Book-Sellers
City: New Haven
Year: 1809
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/358 pages plus 17 pages of appendix, 6 pages of index and a page of advertisements
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Cole 912; Shaw & Shoemaker 17979. This edition has a preface, a table of contents, three appendices with treatises on dyeing, tanning, and currying, as well as an index. A publisher's advertisement follows the index.

This antique volume is bound in contemporary brown leather, with a gilt-lettered black leather spine label. The book shows external wear, with cracking along the front spine edge, and rubbing to the covers, scuffing along the edges. The front hinge is cracked. The endpapers display tanning. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece and plates.
Lot 7042

$80

Title: An American Dictionary of the English Language. With an Appendix of Useful Tables. To Which Is Added a Supplement of Nearly Five Thousand New Words, with Their Definitions, Etc. Also, a New Pronouncing Biographical Dictionary, Containing Nearly Ten Thousand Names of Noted Persons in Ancient and Modern Times, Giving Their Nationality, Their Occupation, and the Dates of Their Birth and Death
Author: Chauncey A. Goodrich - Chauncey Allen Goodrich was an American clergyman, educator and lexicographer. He was the son-in-law of Noah Webster and edited his Dictionary after his father-in-law's death., Noah Porter - Noah Porter, Jr. was an American academic, philosopher, author, lexicographer and President of Yale College (1871–1886)

He graduated from Yale College in 1831, where he was a member of the Linonian Society and was ordained as a Congregational minister in New Milford, Connecticut from 1836 to 1843. He served as pastor at a Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1843 to 1846. He was elected professor of moral philosophy and metaphysics at Yale in 1846.

Porter was inaugurated as President of Yale College on Wednesday, October 11, 1871. He continued to serve as head of the college until 1886.

Porter edited several editions of Webster's Dictionary, and wrote on education.

Influenced by the German refugee writer and philosopher Francis Leiber, Porter opposed slavery and integrated an antislavery position with religious liberalism.

He was a frequent visitor to the Adirondack Mountains of New York, and in 1875 was among the first recorded to make an ascent of the peak later named Porter Mountain in his honor. Noah Porter, Jr. was the son of Noah Porter, one of the first ministers of First Church of Christ, Congregational 1652 in Farmington, Connecticut, and was the older brother of Sarah Porter, founder of Miss Porter's School, a college preparatory school for girls.

His best-known work is "The Human Intellect, with an Introduction upon Psychology and the Human Soul" (1868), comprehending a general history of philosophy, and following in part the "common-sense" philosophy of the Scottish school, while accepting the Kantian doctrine of intuition, and declaring the notion of design to be a priori. Of great importance were two other works, "Elements of Intellectual Science" (1871) and "Elements of Moral Science" (1885). (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), Noah Webster - Noah Webster, Jr. was a lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education." His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, secularizing their education. According to Ellis (1979) he gave Americans "a secular catechism to the nation-state." His name became synonymous with "dictionary," especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as "An American Dictionary of the English Language."
Publisher: G. & C. Merriam & Co.
City: Springfield, Massachusetts
Year: 1885
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: lxxii/1849 plus 3 pages of alphabets
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This large volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering to the spine, and stamped ornamental borders to the front and rear cover. The book shows external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to the covers. The binding is sound. The edges of the text block are tinted red. This volume has marbled endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. The entries are presented in three columns. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, an illustrated half title page, color plates with depictions of various types of flags (one of which has a card with a pressed flower attached to the verso), and numerous textual illustrations.
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