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Lot 5001

$275

Title: Travels in Upper and Lower Egypt, during the Campaigns of General Bonaparte in That Country, and Published under His Immediate Patronage. To Which is Prefixed, an Historical Account of the Invasion of Egypt by the French.
Author: Arthur Aikin - Arthur Aikin, FLS, FGS (19 May 1773 – 15 April 1854) was an English chemist, mineralogist and scientific writer. was a founding member of the Chemical Society (now the Royal Society of Chemistry). He first became its Treasurer in 1841, and later became the Society's second President. [Courtesy Wikipedia], Vivant Denon - Dominique Vivant, Baron Denon (4 January 1747 – 27 April 1825) was a French artist, writer, diplomat, author, and archaeologist. He was appointed as the first Director of the Louvre museum by Napoleon after the Egyptian campaign of 1798–1801, and is commemorated in the Denon Wing of the modern museum. His two-volume "Voyage dans la basse et la haute Egypte" ("Journey in Lower and Upper Egypt"), 1802, was the foundation of modern Egyptology. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Printed by Heard and Forman for Samuel Campbell (and five others)
City: New York
Year: 1803
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in brown leather, with gilt-lettered red leather spine labels. There is moderate to heavy rubbing concentrated at the extremities. The second volume has a cracked front hinge and a separated rear board. The first volume is cracked at the rear. The first volume contains a well-preserved, fold-out engraved frontispiece map of Upper and Lower Egypt (15.5" x 8.25"), showing light foxing and faint moisture marking. The pages show moderate to heavy foxing. The work is profusely illustrated with engraved plates, including some fold-out plates.
Lot 5002

$750

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

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

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






Publisher: Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
City: New York
Year: 1932
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 480 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "Light in August" is a 1932 novel by the Southern American author William Faulkner. It belongs to the Southern gothic and modernist literary genres.

In a loose, unstructured modernist narrative style that draws from Christian allegory and oral storytelling, Faulkner explores themes of race, sex, class and religion in the American South. By focusing on characters that are misfits, outcasts, or are otherwise marginalized in their community, he portrays the clash of alienated individuals against a Puritanical, prejudiced rural society. Early reception of the novel was mixed, with some reviewers critical of Faulkner's style and subject matter. However, over time, the novel has come to be considered one of the most important literary works by Faulkner and one of the best English-language novels of the 20th century. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This is a stated first printing of this work. The town "Jefferson" instead of "Mottstown" appears in the first line of page 340.

This volume is bound in oatmeal cloth, with spine stamped in blue lettering and front cover in orange. The exterior is well preserved, showing only light creasing along the spine and minor shelfwear. The binding is sound. The pages are lightly toned, most evident at the edges.

There is a title page vignette by Rockwell Kent, depicting rain falling on a single house.

This book is preserved in an intact dust jacket, illustrated by Arthur Hawkins. The jacket, protected by a mylar cover, shows minor chipping at the corners and light to moderate age toning. A price of $2.50 is printed in the lower right corner of the front flap.
Lot 5003

$120

Title: Q.R.V.: The Universal Solvent
Author:
Publisher: The Fantod Press
City: Unknown
Year: 1990
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Softcover
Width: 4" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is signed in ink by the author on the title page.

This book is largely well preserved, with very minor soiling to the rear cover and spine. The binding is firm. The pages are clean and bright.

Each page of this work contains a miniature illustration by Gorey, followed by lines of verse.
Lot 5004

$750

Details: This lot consists of the antique New York State Revolutionary War ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of documents includes an original list of officers and their rankings from the militia of the State of New York, November 21, 1776. Also present is an invoice from December 1776 for a cash payment by Moses Louge to Daniel Gilman for pine boards; a 1777 receipt for expenses in the escort of New York prisoners from Exeter to Portsmouth Goal; and a 1779 letter from General Brocck.

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Condition / Notes: These antique documents show well, with moderate, age-appropriate toning and wear.
Lot 5005

$45

Title: Report of the County Chairman
Author: James A. Michener - James Albert Michener was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which were sweeping sagas, covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating historical facts into the stories. Michener was known for the meticulous research behind his work.

Michener's major books include "Tales of the South Pacific" (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948), "Hawaii," "The Drifters," "Centennial," "The Source," "The Fires of Spring," "Chesapeake," "Caribbean," "Caravans," "Alaska," "Texas," and "Poland." His nonfiction works include the 1968 "Iberia" about his travels in Spain and Portugal, his 1992 memoir "The World Is My Home," and "Sports in America." "Return to Paradise" combines fictional short stories with Michener's factual descriptions of the Pacific areas where they take place.
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1961
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 310 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: From the dust jacket:

"Since it seems likely that the 1960 Presidential election will long remain a matter of speculation for historians, I think it might be of interest to have a factual record of the reflections of a citizen who found himself involved in the campaign at the precinct level. The comments that follow are as honest as I can make them and they provide a chart of the alternate hopes and fears with which I followed the course of John F. Kennedy to the Presidency."
Condition / Notes: This is an author-signed first printing of this work, in its original dust jacket. The inscription on the front flyleaf reads, "Allentown, Pa / -1962 / To Claire Hechenberger / News Reporter for Catasauqua / & Bethlehem papers. / All but good wishes. / James A. Michener."

The vintage volume is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt and black lettering/ornamentation on the front cover and spine. A facsimile of the author's signature appears on the front cover. There is light shelf wear at the extremities. The binding is solid. The pages are clean and bright.

The dust jacket shows light toning and spotting. A price of $3.95 appears in the upper right corner of the front flap.
Lot 5006

$175

Title: Herwologia anglica hoc est Clarissimorum et doctissimorum. Aliquot Anglorum qui floruerunt ab anno Cristi MD. usq'ad presentem annum MDCXX vivae effigies vitae et elogia
Author: Thomas Pennant - Thomas Pennant (14 June OS 1726 – 16 December 1798) was a Welsh naturalist, traveller, writer and antiquarian. He was born and lived his whole life at his family estate, Downing Hall near Whitford, Flintshire in Wales. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Printed for Robert Faulder
City: London
Year: 1790
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7.75" Height: 10"
Book Details: In 1790, Pennant published his "Account of London," which went through a large number of editions. It was written in the style of his previous works and contained information on things of historical interest in the parts of the capital to which his wanderings led him. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique set of engravings of English historical figures and locations is bound in leather, with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the covers and spines. The spines show raised bands. There is moderate rubbing and chipping concentrated at the extremities. The bindings are sound. The text blocks of the first and third volumes are adorned with marbled endpapers, with the armorial bookplate of Joseph Harrison Brazier on the front pastedowns. There are ink inscriptions in Greek on a blank preliminary in the first volume. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered spotting/foxing.

The work is profusely illustrated with engravings, including some fold-outs. Many engravings and text have been pasted in to the blank pages, including images from Holland's "Herwologia Anglica."
Lot 5007

$275
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Cemeteries of Abydos by T. Eric Peet - Dated 1913-1914 by The Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: No This is the second and third installments in Peet's "Cemeteries of Abydos" series, the thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth memoirs of the Egypt Exploration Fund. The antique volumes are bound in printed paper-covered baords with brown cloth backstrips showing stamped red lettering. There is moderate external toning, rubbing, and moisture marking. The front hinge is cracked on the second volume. The text blocks are solid. The pages show mild age toning. The works contain thirty-nine and twenty-six plates, respectively.
- Abydos by Flinders Petrie - Dated 1902 by The Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund / Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. / B. Quaritch / Asher & Co. / Henry Frowde Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: No This antique folio volume is the twenty-second memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund.

The volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with black cloth backstrips showing stamped red lettering. The paper covers show moderate to heavy scuffing, spotting, and toning, heaviest at the edges and corners. The binding is sound.

The endpapers are toned. The pages show mild age toning as well as pencil notations. This work is profusely illustrated with numerous plates, including fold-out and color plates.
Lot 5008

$70

Title: The Native Flowers and Ferns of the United States in Their Botanical, Horticultural, and Popular Aspects - Thomas Meehan
Author: Thomas Meehan - Thomas Meehan was a noted British-born nurseryman, botanist and author. He worked as a Kew gardener in 1846–1848, and thereafter he moved to Germantown in Philadelphia. He was the founder of Meehan’s Monthly (1891–1901) and editor of Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888).

Meehan grew up on the Isle of Wight. His interest in plants was sparked by his father, who was a gardener. He published his first botanical contribution at age fourteen, which led to his membership of the Wernernian Society. His knowledge and skills resulted in his securing a position at Kew Gardens from 1846 to 1848, where he was influenced by William Jackson Hooker.

Meehan travelled to Philadelphia in 1848 and worked for the owner of Bartram's Garden, who was pioneer locomotive builder Andrew M. Eastwick (1811–1879) and who, with Thomas De Kay and Joseph Harrison, had contracted to build the first railroad in Russia . Meehan started a nursery in partnership with William Saunders in Germantown near Philadelphia, where he lived with his family for the rest of his life. When his business with Saunders ended, he started the Germantown Nurseries, which became Thomas Meehan & Sons in 1896. His brother Joseph Meehan (1840-1920) joined the firm in 1859. Thomas Meehan's three sons Thomas B. Meehan, Mendelson Meehan and J. Franklin Meehan also had notable careers while they ran the nursery. J. Franklin designed parks and golf courses including Spring Ford Country Club, Ashborne Country Club and North Hills (originally called Edge Hill Golf Club). He left Edge Hill to design Sandy Run Country Club, where he also served as its first president.

Meehan and family supplied plants to the United States and Europe for seven decades, expanding to cover 60 hectares in the twentieth century. Their specialty was ornamentals, such as Japanese maples. In 1888, Thomas Meehan rediscovered the Pink Dogwood Cornus florida var. rubra, which was thought to be extinct, along the banks of the Wissahickon Creek, which is now part of Philadelphia municipal park system. Meehan’s researches in botany led to his being the editor of The Gardener’s Monthly (1859–1888), and then of Meehans' Monthly (1891–1902), two horticultural journals with the largest circulation at that time. Meehan wrote his own agriculture columns for five newspapers.

Meehan was a member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the American Association of Nurserymen, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the American Pomological Society, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Philosophical Society. He was also an honorary member of the Royal Horticultural Society (London). He corresponded with foremost botanists William Darlington, Josiah Hoopes, William Saunders, George Engelmann, John Torrey, Asa Gray, Maxwell T. Masters, Ferdinand von Mueller, George Nicholson and Charles Darwin.


Publisher: L. Prang and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1878
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: 112 pages plus 48 color plates with descriptions
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Meehan was an Englishman, trained at Kew, who moved to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1853, where he spent the rest of his life running a nursery and editing various gardening periodicals. This is his masterwork, and one of the leading authorities on ferns in America. It is also a notable 19th-century American color plate book, issued by Prang of Boston, the leading chromolithographer of the period.
Condition / Notes: This is the first volume only of this four-volume work, dealing exclusively with native American flowers. The antique volume is bound in half-leather with maroon cloth covers. There is stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine and front cove, as well as five raised bands to the spine. The exterior shows moderate rubbing and scuffing, heaviest at the gutters, edges, and corners. The binding is solid.

The text block is adorned with red edges and marbled endpapers. The pages show moderate age toning and scattered light spotting/foxing. A preface and second title page appear at the end of the text. This work is profusely illustrated with 48 chromolithograph floral plates after Alois Lunzer by Prang.
Lot 5009

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the Japanese-language volume shown in the corresponding image(s). This book, translated as "Collection of Old Masks of Nogaku" (Nogaku Komen Shu), was edited by the Kyoto Imperial Museum (present-day Kyoto National Museum). It appears to have been printed in 1933 (8th year of Showa era), though the front page says 5th year of Showa (1930) in more broken down writing, so it was perhaps printed again three years later. The introductory text and captions are in Japanese.


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Condition / Notes: This antique ribbon-bound volume, measuring approximately 10.25" x 14.75", is bound in illustrated paper-covered boards, with a white paper label, with Japanese characters, on the front cover. The covers exhibit light soiling and mild rubbing, with minor tearing at the edges. The binding is firm. The pages display a faint marginal marking to the bottom outside corner. The first three plates are in color. The book is preserved in a cloth-covered chemise, with paper label to the front. The covers display soiling and tearing.
Lot 5010

$850

Details: This scarce original silver gelatin print from the original negative by the incomparable photojournalist and artist Margaret Bourke-White was part of an exhibition held in New York.

The special uneditioned photograph depicts six infants around a table and dates from circa 1930.

The trimmed print measuring approx. 10"x14" is mounted to a metallic-finished masonite board bearing a printed number from the exhibition.

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Margaret Bourke-White was a pioneering figure in 20th century documentary photography and is famous for her scenes of modern industry, of the Great Depression, and of political and social movements in the 1920s through 1950s. Born in New York in 1904, Bourke-White attended Columbia University to study under renowned photographer, Clarence White. In 1927 she moved to Cleveland, the heartland of American industry, and opened her own studio. In 1929 Bourke-White became the first staff photographer employed by Fortune magazine. In keeping with her groundbreaking work in the United States, Bourke-White obtained permission in 1930 to enter the Soviet Union to document industrialization under the Communist regime. Through her photography, she captured the psychology of a nation of workers through these first “behind the scenes” images of communist Russia. Upon her return in 1931, she compiled these photographs into a book entitled Eyes of Russia. Bourke-White started using a new more intimate approach in photography for Fortune Magazine in 1934 as she set off to document the effects of the intense drought of the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma and other Great Plains states. As an artist, Bourke-White continued to use photography as an instrument to examine social issues from a humanitarian perspective. She witnessed and documented some of the 20th century’s most notable moments, including the liberation of German concentration camps by General Patton in 1945, the release of Mahatma Gandhi from prison in 1946, and the effects of South African labor exploitation in the 1950s. Her career was cut short in 1966 due to Parkinson’s disease, and she died in 1971.

This specially trimmed and mounted photograph was intended for exhibition and shows some signs of age and handling, including several superficial linear drags, areas of discoloration, and mild marginal chipping.
Condition / Notes: This specially trimmed and mounted photograph was intended for exhibition and shows some signs of age and handling, including several superficial linear drags, areas of discoloration, and mild marginal chipping.
Lot 5011

$475

Title: The Temples of Kawa
Author: Miles Frederick Laming Macadam
Publisher: Published on behalf of The Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press
City: London
Year: 1955
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: No
Width: 10.75" Height: 14.5"
Book Details: This work contains chapters by Francis Llewellyn Griffith and Laurence Patrick Kirwan. Contents include the following chapters, among others: "The Site of Kawa," "History of the Excavations 1929-31," "Nubia and Kawa in Early Times," and "The Avenue."
Condition / Notes: This lot includes the second part of this four-volume set, "History and Archaeology of the Site," in two volumes: text and plates.

These vintage volumes are bound in tan cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the front covers and spines. The exteriors are largely well preserved, showing only minor shelfwear. The bindings are sound. The pages exhibit light age toning.

The plates in the second volume comprise site plans, illustrations, maps, and photographs.

These books are preserved in their original paper dust jackets, which display some age toning and minor chipping. There is a closed vertical tear measuring approximately 2" at the foot of the rear panel of the jacket of the text volume.
Lot 5012

$60

Title: Historical Remarks on the Ancient and Present State of the Cities of London and Westminster. With an Account of the Most Considerable Occurances, Revolutions and Transactions, as to Wars, Fires, Plagues, &c. Which Have Happened in and About These Cities for Above Nine Hundred Years Past, Till the Year 1681.
Author: Richard Burton
Publisher: Printed for Machell Stace by George Smeeton
City: Westminster, London
Year: 1810
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 178 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in marbled boards, with a leather corners and spine. There is stamped gilt lettering/decoration to the spine. The exterior shows moderate wear at the edges and some rubbing to the covers. There is minor loss near the foot of the spine cover. The rear hinge is cracked. The pages display minor to moderate age toning. There is an armorial bookplate for John Hippisley affixed to the front pastedown.

This work contains a number of textual illustrations, depicting architectural landmarks and historic figures. There is a frontispiece portrait of Sir W. Walworth, Knt. The title page is printed in red and black.
Lot 5013

$120

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on cuneiform script shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Recherches sur l'ecriture cuneiforme de systeme Assyrien," "Verbalsuffixformen als Alterskriterien babylonisch-assyrischer Inschriften," and "Les Ideogrammes Cuneiformes."

Also present in this lot is "The Cuneiform Texts of Ras Shamra Ugarit" by Claude F. A. Schaeffer (British Academy, 1939).

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including faint moisture markings, toning, and chipping. It should be noted that some volumes show cracking/cracked hinges. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5014

$200

Title: Excavations at Meroe, Sudan, 1910: Guide to the Ninth Annual Exhibition of Antiquities Discovered
Author: Archibald Henry Sayce - The Rev. Archibald Henry Sayce was a pioneer British Assyriologist and linguist, who held a chair as Professor of Assyriology at the University of Oxford from 1891 to 1919. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Institute of Archaeology
City: Liverpool
Year: 1910
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 20 pages
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering on a black leather spine label. The spine label and corners of the boards exhibit minor rubbing and scuffing. The original front wrapper is bound in. The binding is sound. The pages display light age toning.

This work is illustrated with numerous plates and site maps, some of which fold out.
Lot 5015

$120

Details: This lot consists of the antique linen map shown in the corresponding images.

The title of this map, "Plan of the town and environs of Jerusalem: Copied by Permission of Field Marshal the Marquis of Anglesey, K.G. G.C.H. Master General of the Ordnance, from the original drawing of the survey made in the month of March 1841," appears at the foot. The map depicts the topography of the region, as well as various buildings. Two insets appear at the head of the map; at the left, "El-Kalah," and at the right, "Detailed Plan of the Temple Area." Two lists are printed to the left and right of the map: "Antiquities and Remains" and "Medieval Traditions & Modern Sites." This map was engraved by Joseph Wilson Lowry after a survey by John Frederick Anthony Symonds.

Symonds (c.1815 – 1852) was a British Army officer and surveyor who carried out the first detailed survey of Palestine. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

This map is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: This map, measuring approximately 29 3/4" x 29", displays some age/wear indications, including moderate toning along the seams, light foxing at the extremities, and minor fraying at the edges.
Lot 5016

$35

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

Among the titles in this lot are "The East End of London," "The Intimate Charm of Kensington," and "London West of the Bars."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including a few areas of penciling, toning, and cracking/cracked hinges. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5017

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on Greek archaeology shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Gemmensammler und Gemmenforscher," "The Cambridge Ancient History," and "The Bronze Vessels."

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5018

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on Near Eastern archaeology shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Stratigraphie comparee et chronologie de l"Asie Occidentale" by Claude F. A. Schaeffer (Oxford University Press, 1948); "Altorientalische Siegelsteine der Sammlung Hans Silvius Von Aulock"; and "Abrégé de grammaire sumériene."

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear and light toning. It should be noted that "Die Religion Babyloniens und Assyriens" contains sporadic ink markings throughout. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5019

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

- Goshen and the Shrine of Saft El Henneh (1885). by Edouard Naville - Dated 1887 by Messrs. Trubner & Co.This antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with a cloth backstrip. There is heavy rubbing and toning to the exterior.. The binding is solid. The pages show mild age toning. This work is illustrated with eleven plates, including several fold-out plates.
- Ahnas El Medineh (Heracleopolis Magna) / The Tomb of Paheri at El Kab by Edouard Naville, Frances Llewellyn Griffith, J. J. Tylor, Thomas Hayter Lewis - Dated 1894 by Office of the Egypt Exploration Fund / Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. / B. Quaritch This antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with a cloth backstrip showing stamped gilt lettering. There is heavy rubbing to the covers. There is fraying to the top/bottom of the spine. The binding is solid. The pages show mild age toning and moisture marking in the upper margins. The work is profusely illustrated with numerous plates, including several fold-out plates.
Lot 5020

$175

Title: Codice Ixtlilxochitl: A puntaciones y pinturas de un historiador. Estudio de un documento colonial que trata del calendario naua.
Author: Ferdinand Anders - Ferdinand Anders is an Austrian historian and ethnologist. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia), Luis Reyes Garcia, Maarten Jansen - Maarten Jansen is full professor of "Heritage of Indigenous Peoples (with focus on the Americas)" at Leiden University, specialized in the visual art, history and living culture of Mesoamerica. He is head of the department Archaeological Heritage and participates in the Research MA & PhD tracks "Archaeological Heritage in a Globalizing World" and "Religion and Society (in Native American Cultures)." (Information courtesy of Leiden University)
Publisher: Fondo de Cultura Economica / Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt
City: Mexico City / Graz, Austria
Year: 1996
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 246 pages
Width: 14.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This limited edition is bound in maroon paper wrappers, with black lettering on the front cover and spine. The book is in excellent condition. The text and plates are contained within the publisher's burlap-covered drop-back box with leather ties. This work contains 43 folio plates, many of which are in color.
Lot 5021

$120

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage Corpus vasorum antiquorum folios shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of plate portfolios from the United States, Canada, and New Zealand series of the Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum includes the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design fascicule I, the Robinson Collection of Baltimore fascicule I (1934), the Boston Museum of Fine Arts fascicule I (197), the Cleveland Museum of Art fascicule I (1971), the Royal Ontario Museum fascicule I ( 1981), and New Zealand fascicule I (979).

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum ("corpus of ancient vases"; abbreviated CVA) is an international research project for ceramic documentation of the classical area.

CVA is the first and oldest research project of the Union Académique Internationale of France. The first project meeting was organized by Edmond Pottier in Paris in 1919. The final decision was to publish a comprehensive catalogue of ancient Greek vases. He was also the publisher of the first fascicle for the Louvre in 1922. At that time six countries were part of the project. Today the project covers a compendium of more than 100,000 vases located in collections of 26 participating countries. At present day only public collections located in museums are added to the catalogue.

Every participating country is completely responsible for its own scope, while the Union Académique Internationale in Brussels has the patronage traditionally led by a French scientist. Currently in charge is Juliette de La Genière. [Courtesy Wikipedia]

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Condition / Notes: These vintage portfolios show well, with very light external wear, intact flaps, and clean plates and text, loose as issued.
Lot 5022

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the books about medieval London shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "London Before the Conquest," "Daily Living in the Twelfth Century," and "The Story of London," which includes two fold-out plates and one color fold-out frontispiece.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light soiling, light fading, and light edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5023

$130

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

These engravings (Vol.II.Ch.V.Pl.1, Chap.V.Pl.1, and Vol.II.Ch.II.Pl.I) have been excised from James Stuart and Nicholas Revett's "Antiquities of Athens." Depicted in these images are figures set against the backdrop of Greece's architecture, both that of antiquity and those contemporary to the scene. Two of the engravings are of what appear to be fortifications.

This collection of engravings is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 22 1/4" x 14 1/4" to 26 1/2" x 19 1/2", may display some age/wear indications, including light age toning and minor chipping. The largest piece has a vertical crease down the midline.
Lot 5024

$60

Book Details: This lot consists of the "Survey of London" volumes shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot are volumes XXIX, XXX, XXXI, and XXXII, edited by F. H. W. Sheppard. Each volume contains a color frontispiece and a number of b&w plates, some of which fold out.

The Survey of London is a research project to produce a comprehensive architectural survey of the former County of London. It was founded in 1894 by Charles Robert Ashbee, an Arts-and-Crafts architect and social thinker, and was motivated by a desire to record and preserve London's ancient monuments. The first volume was published in 1900, but the completion of the series remains far in the future. It was initially a volunteer effort, but later became a government sponsored project, administered since 2013 by The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Volumes 29 and 30 cover the part of the parish of St James which lies south of Piccadilly, between Haymarket and Green Park. St James's was post-Restoration London's Court suburb, laid out during the reign of Charles II. The story of its development is fully explored, with accounts of Wren's parish church, the aristocratic houses in St James's Square, the theatres on the west side of Haymarket, the gentlemen's clubs of Pall Mall, and some of the West End's most prestigious private palaces, including Spencer House and Bridgwater House.

Volumes 31 and 32 complete the Survey's study of St James, describing the northern part of the parish, between Piccadilly and Oxford Street. This is a varied area, lying astride Regent Street, embracing tightly-packed streets in Soho and more orderly developments in the Savile Row area. The principal monument here is Burlington House, which is dealt with in some detail; there are also accounts of the streets of Lord Burlington's adjacent estate. East of Regent Street, the coverage includes Golden Square, the later history of the Piccadilly Circus area, and the formation of Shaftesbury Avenue. The history of James Wyatt's Pantheon, of 1772, is also given. (Note: Regent Street itself is not included, though there is a short account of the rebuilding of the Regent Street Quadrant in 1905-28.) (Information courtesy of British History Online)

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Condition / Notes: These vintage volumes are bound in blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the front covers and spines. The books are in excellent condition, showing only minor shelfwear. Volumes 29 and 30 are preserved in their original illustrated dust jackets, which exhibit minor toning and chipping.

Lot 5025

$120

Title: The History and Survey of London and Its Environs. From the Earliest Period to the Present Time.
Author: B. Lambert
Publisher: Printed for T. Hughes and M. Jones
City: London
Year: 1806
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set has brown speckled leather covers with stamped gilt lettering/ruling on the spines. The volumes have separated boards and/or cracked hinges. The text blocks are solid. The pages show moderate age toning and occasional foxing. The work is illustrated with plates depicting locations in London.
Lot 5026

$40

Title: Gardening in Egypt: A Handbook of Gardening for Lower Egypt
Author: Walter Draper
Publisher: L. Upcott Gill
City: London
Year: 1895
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 113 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: From the preface:

All that I have done is to respond to an invitation to put into a more permanent form the notes that I took for the course of Horticultural lectures, which I delivered last winter in Ramleh. These notes have been revised and enlarged, and I have added at the end a garden calendar of work the different months of the year.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and blindstamped palm tree design on the front cover and spine. There is moderate rubbing and moisture marking to the exterior, concentrated at the edges. The binding is sound. The pages show moderate age toning and occasional marginal spotting. There is a 12-page publisher's catalogue at the end of the work.
Lot 5027

$70

Details: This lot comprises the following thirteen (13) original antique prints from a prominent academic collection:

(Two impressions) Engraving of George Washington by Fenner Sears & Co. after a painting by Gilbert Stuart, c. 1820, approx. 6"x9" overall

Engraving of George Washington by J. Wood after Houdon's Bust, engraved by Leney, c. 1920, approx. 5"x9" overall

Engraving of George Washington by Thomas Holloway after Joseph Wright (Hart 167), ca. 1792, trimmed and mounted, approx. 6"x9" overall

Engraving of New York and Environs with four-page holograph letter dated 1866, approx. 8"x10" overall

Lithograph of Microscopic View of New York, c. 1870, approx. 8"x10" overall

Stipple engraving of Massachusetts Congressman Fisher Ames, published by Joseph Delaplaine, c. 1814, approx. 8"x10" overall

Engraving of General Burgoyne, c. 1795, trimmed and mounted, approx. 5"x7" overall

Lithograph of Herrnhut, c. 1836, approx. 8"x10" overall

Hand colored lithograph of Philadelphia from the Navy Yard, noted state IV, J.T. Bowen, approx 8"x8" overall

Engraving of Louis XIV, Thomassin, c. 1710, approx. 8"x9" overall

Engraving of Daniel Eremita, c. 1610, approx. 8"x9" overall

Engraving of Benjamin West, by Robert Newton after W.I. Newton, c. 1818, approx. 11"x14" overall
Condition / Notes: These prints generally show very nicely with mild to moderate signs of age and careful handling as part of an academic collection.
Lot 5028

$100

Title: Recherches critiques et historiques sur la langue et la litterature de l'Egypte
Author: Etienne Quatremere - Étienne Marc Quatremère was a French Orientalist.

Born into a Jansenist family, Étienne and his mother, who knew Latin, had to go into hiding in the countryside when his father, a clothing merchant made a member of the French nobility by king Louis XV of France with the mention by the king to continue in his trading and shop keeping however, was executed in 1793 during the French Revolution. Later he studied Arabic under Silvestre de Sacy, (1758–1838), a member of the French nobility since 1813 and the son of a public notary with Jewish roots, becoming later a rector at the University of Paris, in the School of Living Oriental Languages.

Employed in 1807 in the manuscript department of the imperial library, he passed to the chair of Greek in the university of Rouen in 1809, entered the Academy of Inscriptions in 1815, taught Hebrew and Aramaic in the Collège de France from 1819, and finally in 1838 became professor of Persian in the School of Living Oriental Languages, on the death of Silvestre de Sacy .

Quatremère's first work was "Recherches ... sur la langue et la littérature de l'Egypte" (1808), showing that the language of ancient Egypt must be sought in Coptic.

His "Mémoires géographiques et historiques sur l'Égypte… sur quelques contrées voisines" was published in 1811. This publication forced Jean-François Champollion, the famous decoder of the Rosetta stone, to publish, prematurely, an "Introduction" to his "L'Égypte sous les pharaons." Since both works concern the Coptic names of Egyptian towns, and Champollion's was published later, Champollion was accused by some of plagiarism. In fact "neither he nor Quatremère had copied from one another, and very obvious differences of approach were apparent in their publications."

Quatremère edited and translated part of Al-Maqrizi's, (1364–1442), Arabic History of the Mameluke Sultans (2 vols., 1837–41), "not because he had all that much interest in the history of Mamluk Egypt, but rather because he was fascinated by the vocabulary of fifteenth-century Arabic and particularly in those lexicographic nuggets that had not been defined in the standard of Arabic dictionaries."

He published among other works "Mémoires sur les Nabatéens" (1835); a translation of Rashid-al-Din Hamadani's, (1247–1318), "Histoire des Mongols de la Perse" (1836); "Mémoire géographique et historique sur l'Egypte" (1810); the text of Ibn Khaldun's, (1332–1406), "Prolegomena"; and a vast number of useful memoirs in the Journal asiatique. His numerous reviews in the Journal des savants should also be mentioned.

Quatremère made great lexicographic collections in Oriental languages, fragments of which appear in the notes to his various works. His manuscript material for Syriac was utilized in Robert Payne Smith's "Thesaurus"; of the slips he collected for a projected Arabic, Persian and Turkish lexicon some account is given in the preface to Dozy, "Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes." They are now in the Munich library.

A biographical notice by Barthélemy Sainte-Hilaire is prefixed to Quatremère's "Mélanges d'histoire et de philologie orientale" (1861). (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: De l'Imprimerie Imperiale
City: Paris
Year: 1808
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/307 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blue paper-covered boards. There are two faded paper labels affixed to the spine. The exterior displays moderate to significant soiling/darkening at the edges and along the spine. The front board is detaching. The pages exhibit light age toning, light scattered foxing in the margins, faint tide markings at the head of some pages, and moderate soiling along the edges of the text block. A book dealer's label is affixed to the front pastedown.

It should be noted that pages 1/2 and pages 15/16 appear twice in this volume--the first time bound in between the preface and the beginning of the text, and the second in their rightful places.
Lot 5029

$60

Title: Dictionary of National Biography
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Leslie Stephen - Sir Leslie Stephen KCB (28 November 1832 – 22 February 1904) was an English author, critic, historian, biographer, and mountaineer, and father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. [Courtesy Wikipedia], Sidney Lee - Sir Sidney Lee was an English biographer and critic. He was born Solomon Lazarus Lee at 12 Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London and educated at the City of London School and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated in modern history in 1882. In the next year he became assistant-editor of the "Dictionary of National Biography." In 1890 he became joint editor, and on the retirement of Sir Leslie Stephen in 1891 succeeded him as editor.

Lee himself contributed voluminously to the Dictionary, writing some 800 articles, mainly on Elizabethan authors or statesmen. His sister Elizabeth Lee also contributed. While still at Balliol he had written two articles on Shakespearean questions, which were printed in The Gentleman's Magazine, and in 1884 he published a book about Stratford-on-Avon. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume (1897) of the "Dictionary of National Biography" formed the basis of his "Life of William Shakespeare" (1898), which reached its fifth edition in 1905.

In 1902, Lee edited the Oxford facsimile edition of the first folio of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies, followed in 1902 and 1904 by supplementary volumes giving details of extant copies, and in 1906 by a complete edition of Shakespeare's works.

Lee received a knighthood in 1911. Between 1913-24 he was Professor of English Literature and Language at East London College, what is now Queen Mary, University of London.

Besides editions of English classics his works include a "Life of Queen Victoria" (1902), "Great Englishmen of the Sixteenth century" (1904), based on his Lowell Institute lectures at Boston, Massachusetts, in 1903, "Shakespeare and the Modern Stage" (1906), and "King Edward VII, a Biography" (1925).
Publisher: Smith, Elder, and Co.
City: London
Year: 1885-1971
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 67 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: The "Dictionary of National Biography" (DNB) is a standard work of reference on notable figures from British history, published from 1885.

Seeking to emulate national biographical collections published elsewhere in Europe, such as the "Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie" (1875), in 1882 the publisher George Smith (1824–1901), of Smith, Elder & Co., planned a universal dictionary that would include biographical entries on individuals from world history. The first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography appeared on 1 January 1885. Successive volumes appeared quarterly with complete punctuality until midsummer 1900, when the series closed with volume 63.

Since the scope included only deceased figures, the DNB was soon extended by the issue of three supplementary volumes, covering subjects who had died between 1885 and 1900 or who had been overlooked in the original alphabetical sequence. The supplements brought the whole work up to the death of Queen Victoria on 22 January 1901. Corrections were added. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is the complete run of the initial pressing of "Dictionary of National Biography," with the original 63 volumes printed between 1885 and 1900, as well as the three supplement volumes from 1901.

These antique volumes are bound in half-leather, with pebbled cloth covers and stamped gilt lettering/ruling to the spines. There is light to moderate external rubbing. The bindings are sound. The text blocks are adorned with marbled edges and endpapers. The bookplate of the Royal Marines Officers' Library from the Forton Barracks is affixed to many of the front pastedowns. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and occasional light marginal spotting. Some volumes show creasing to the pages. The first supplement contains a frontispiece portrait of George Murray Smith.

Also present are two related titles:

First, the 1971 volume covering 1951-1960,edited by E. T. Williams and Helen M. Palmer, "with an index covering the years 1901-1960 in one alphabetical series."

Secondly, the three-volume paperback "The Concise Dictionary of National Biography from Earliest Times to 1985" (1992).
Lot 5030

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of the books with illustrations or dust jacket designs by Edward Gorey shown in the corresponding images.

Among the first editions and/or printings in this lot are Howard Moss's "Instant Lives" (New York: Saturday Review/E.P Dutton, 1974); Evelyn Berckman's "The Fourth Man on the Rope" (Garden City: Doubleday, 1972); and John Bellairs' "The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt" (New York: Dial Books for Young Readers/E.P. Dutton, 1983).

Edward St. John Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his illustrated books. His characteristic pen-and-ink drawings often depict vaguely unsettling narrative scenes in Victorian and Edwardian settings (information courtesy of Wikipedia).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear to dust jackets and mild foxing. Please note that "The Fourth Man on the Rope" shows a large toned stain from glue on the rear free endpaper. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5031

$650
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Nineveh and Its Remains: With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldaean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or Devil-Worshippers; And an Enquiry into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians - Dated 1849 by John Murray - Other - see description Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes These antique first editions are bound in handsome full leather, with stamped gilt lettering and decoration on the covers and spines. The exteriors are largely well preserved, showing only minor rubbing and shelf wear, most evident at the corners of the second volume. The bindings are solid. The text blocks are adorned with marbled endpapers. The pages show mild age toning.

These volumes are profusely illustrated with numerous engravings, plates, fold-out maps, and fold-out site plans. Each volume contains a frontispiece.
- Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition Undertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum. by Austen Henry Layard - Dated 1853 by John Murray - First Edition - This is Layard's second Nineveh and Babylon expedition.

This is a scarce first edition of the volume on Layard's second expedition, uniformly bound with the accompanying set. The exterior is well preserved, showing only light rubbing and minor wear to the corners of the covers. The binding is firm. The pages exhibit light toning and faint scattered foxing, most evident at the beginning of the volume.

This work is profusely illustrated with woodcut engravings and fold-out plates. The fold-out frontispiece depicts the exterior of Sennacherib's Palace.
Lot 5032

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on archaeology shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are an author-initialed copy of "Ausgrabungen in Olympia," four volumes of "Studies in Ancient Technology," and "Die Kunst Anatoliens."

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning, a few ink markings, and edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5033

$10

Book Details: This lot consists of the books in the series "Biblioteca de autores cristianos" shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot are "Actas de los martires," "Padres apostolicos," and "Padres apologistas griegos" by Daniel Ruiz Bueno, and "Los evangelios apocrifos" by Aurelio de Santos Otero. The last of these titles has numerous b&w plates at the rear of the volume. Each of these books is written in Spanish, as well as Latin and/or Greek. These publications of La Editorial Catolica in Madrid date from 1950-1956.

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Condition / Notes: These books, all bound in leatherette, with stamped gilt lettering to spines, display moderate external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. The bindings are sound. The interiors are clean and bright.
Lot 5034

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- El Bersheh. Part II. by Percy E. Newberry, Frances Llewellyn Griffith - Dated c. 1895 by The Offices of the Egypt Exploration Fund Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No - This is a special publication of the Egypt Exploration Fund.

This antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with a tan cloth backstrip showing stamped black lettering. There is moderate to heavy rubbing and toning concentrated at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. The pages show light to moderate age toning. The work is profusely illustrated with plates and diagrams, many of which are fold-outs.
- Beni Hasan by Percy E. Newberry - Dated 1893 by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co. Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No This is the first part only of this work from the Archaeological Survey of Egypt series.

The antique volume is bound in printed paper-covered boards with a cloth backstrip showing stamped black lettering. There is moderate toning and moisture marking to the exterior, heaviest at the edges and corners. The binding is solid. There is some foxing to the preliminaries. The pages show mild age toning. This work is profusely illustrated with figures and plates, including fold-out and color plates.
Lot 5035

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique books on Greek archaeology shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Sculpture of the Nike Temple Parapet," "L'Agora," and "The Temple of Zeus at Nemea."

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, edge wear, chipping, and detached/detaching wrappers/pages. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5036

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the books about London by Sir Walter Besant shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "London City" (Adam & Charles Black, 1910), "London in the Eighteenth Century" (A&C Black, 1925), and "London in the Time of the Stuarts" (Adam & Charles Black, 1903). These books are well-illustrated, with printed plates of engravings and paintings depicting scenes and people from London's history. "London City" also includes two maps entitled "Plan Accompanying 'London, The City'": one laid in at the front, and one which folds out at the rear.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light toning, faint moisture markings, and detaching/detached boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5037

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique German-language Egyptology publications shown in the corresponding images.

This lot consists of "Vorbericht uber die zweite Grabung bei den Pyramiden von Gizeh vom 16. Dezember 1912 bis 24. Marz 1913" by Hermann Junker (Aus dem Anzeiger der philosophisch-historischen Klasse der Kais. Akademie, 1913-1928). The multiple papers of this work, originally printed separately, are bound together in this volume. This work is illustrated with numerous photographs and plates, one of which folds out. There is a folding site map laid in.

This book is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: The exterior of this book displays rubbing, age toning along the spine, and scattered soiling/white markings. The binding is beginning to separate. The pages exhibit light age toning concentrated at the extremities. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5038

$90

Title: Leigh Hunt's London Journal. To Assist the Inquiring, Animate the Struggling, and Sympathize with All.
Author: Leigh Hunt - James Henry Leigh Hunt (19 October 1784 – 28 August 1859), best known as Leigh Hunt, was an English critic, essayist, poet, and writer. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Charles Knight / Henry Hooper
City: London
Year: 1834
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 316/xl pages
Width: 10" Height: 14"
Book Details: Two journalistic ventures, the Tatler (1830–1832), a daily devoted to literary and dramatic criticism, and Leigh Hunt's London Journal (1834–1835), were discontinued for want of subscribers, although the latter contained some of his best writing. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is a presentation copy of the first volume of Leigh Hunt's London Journal, covering Wednesday April 2 to Tuesday December 30, 1834. An inscription on the title page reads "To Charles Peynell, with Leigh Hunt's Cordial Regards."

This antique volume has textured cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. The front board and spine cover are separated from the text block, still as one with the rear board. There is moderate rubbing to the exterior, concentrated at the edges and corners. The text block is solid. The armorial bookplate of Frank Fletcher is affixed to the front pastedown. The pages show moderate age toning and occasional light to moderate foxing.
Lot 5039

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the books about London and its history shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "London Water-Colours," "A Little Book of London," and "The River of London."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including foxing, sporadic penciling, and detaching/detached boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5040

$70

Title: Excavations at Olynthus, Part IV: The Terra Cottas of Olynthus Found in 1928 / Part VII: The Terra-Cottas of Olynthus Found in 1931
Author:
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press
City: Baltimore
Year: 1931/1933
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/105 pages plus 62 plates / xi/111 pages plus 61 plates
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Archaeology numbers 12 and 20.
Condition / Notes: These two vintage volumes from the Excavations at Olynthus series have been rebound as one in brown cloth library binding with gilt lettering to the spine. There is light scuffing to the covers and corners. The pages are clean and without markings. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded color frontispiece plate in part IV (lacking in part VII) and numerous photographic plates at the end of each part, some of which are also in color.
Lot 5041

$100

Title: The Argive Heraeum
Author: Charles Waldstein - Sir Charles Waldstein, from 1918 Sir Charles Walston (March 30, 1856 – March 21, 1927) was an Anglo-American archaeologist. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston / New York
Year: 1905
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: 389 pages plus plates XLII - CXL
Width: 10.25" Height: 14.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the second volume only of this work. The antique folio is bound in blue cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettiering and ornamentation on the spine and front cover. There is moderate external wear, most pronounced at the corners and the bottom of the front gutter. The front hinge is cracked. The text block is solid and is adorned with a gilt top edge and deckled bottom and fore edges. The pages are clean with mild age toning. This work is profusely illustrated with plates and textual figures depicting artifacts from the excavation of the Argive Heraeum.
Lot 5042

$60

Book Details: This lot consists of the archaeology books shown in the corresponding images.

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 5043

$50

Book Details: This lot consists of the estate books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the first edition titles in this lot are "Letters and Lettering," "Curiosities of Literature," and "End Papers."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including fading, edge wear, and toning. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5044

$70

Title: Sketches in London
Author: James Grant
Publisher: Printed for Thomas Tegg
City: London
Year: 1840
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/408 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: Among the chapters in this book are "The Victoria Parliament," "Penny Theatres," "The Police Offices," and "Lunatic Asylums."
Condition / Notes: This is the stated second edition of this work.

This antique volume features an attractive, full-leather binding, with stamped gilt detailing on the covers and spine. The exterior is largely well preserved, with minor rubbing along the edges of the spine cover. The binding is sound. The pages display light age toning, concentrated at the extremities.

This book is illustrated by "Phiz," with numerous tissue-guarded plates, including a frontispiece and half title page vignette.

Hablot Knight Browne (10 July 1815 – 8 July 1882) was an English artist. Well-known by his pen name, Phiz, he illustrated books by Charles Dickens, Charles Lever, and Harrison Ainsworth. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Lot 5045

$30

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Changing London" by Hanslip Fletcher (Henry T. Wood, 1933); "The Londoner's England"; and "The Thames: About 1750." Please note that "Changing London" includes an etched frontispiece signed by the author.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including toning, light soiling, and cracking hinges. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 5046

$60

Title: Studies Presented to David Moore Robinson on His Seventieth Birthday
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Doris Raymond, George E. Mylonas - George Emmanuel Mylonas was a prominent Greek and Aegean archaeologist.

He was awarded his B.A. from the International College in Smyrna in 1918 and earned a doctorate from the University of Athens in 1927 with a dissertation entitled "The Neolithic Period in Greece." About this time he also worked as Bursar at the American School for Classical Studies at Athens. In 1928, he emigrated to America to study at Johns Hopkins University and from that institution received a second Ph.D. the following year. At Johns Hopkins he was a student of David Moore Robinson.

Before being naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1937, Mylonas began teaching at Washington University in St. Louis where he would remain from 1933 to 1968. There he was the founding chair of the Department of Art History and Archaeology. A former student who arrived at the school in 1961 recalled that Mylonas was a "marvelous teacher"; by then he had been awarded the title of "Distinguished Professor" in the Arts and Sciences. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago, and during the Second World War he worked for the Greek War Relief Organization. He renounced his American citizenship to avoid conflict issues as to allocation of archeological sites and status during the same time as the Vietnam War, which led to some of his American relatives being denied security clearances.

For many years Mylonas directed Washington University's excavations at Mycenae. After retiring from teaching in 1968, he returned to Greece where he served as Secretary General of the Archaeological Society of Athens and managed the dig at Mycenae until his death. In these later years he was very active in efforts to protect the Athenian Acropolis from environmental pollution.

In Old Phaleron/Acromycenae, where he lived, in addition to bringing tourists, he researched and restored the old spring that had served the area for thousands of years, bringing water to the local area. The valve for the spring was in his backyard and for a time his wife undertook the duty of making certain that the water flowed every night.

Mylonas is well known for his fieldwork at Olynthus as well as investigations at Mycenae, Nemea, Corinth and Eleusis. During 1951 and 1952, he led the important excavation of Grave Circle B at Mycenae (ca. 1650-1550 BCE, Middle Helladic III to Late Helladic I), and succeeded in establishing that it pre-dated Heinrich Schliemann's Grave Circle A.

He also briefly appeared in part one of Michael Wood's televised series, "In Search of the Trojan War" (1985). In a charming interview conducted at the citadel of Mycenae, Mylonas, with a chuckle and a twinkle in his eye, speaks of Agamemnon, with whom he converses "all the time." He once said that the task of the archaeologist was to "infer from withered flowers the hour of their bloom."

He was awarded the Archaeological Institute of America's Gold Medal for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement in 1970, and a scholarship for undergraduate humanities majors at Washington University is named in Mylonas' honor. His daughter, Ione Mylonas Shear (1936–2005), was also an archaeologist until her death from lung cancer.

Mylonas had a son, Alex, who obtained his PhD from Yale after serving in the U.S. Army and was teaching at Harvard until Alex died in an automobile accident, another daughter Nike (Eunice Hale) and Ione's twin sister Daphne who served four missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after being disowned by her family for joining the church. Nike's son is a well received artist, her daughter is a medical doctor. Ione's daughter followed her in archeology. Her husband was in charge of the Agora at Athens until his retirement and taught at Princeton University. T. Leslie Shear was featured in a cameo in Readers Digest about Greeks and Archeology.

Mylonas' works include: "The Balkan States; An Introduction to Their History" (1946) -- written in response to what he felt were inaccuracies being taught to his son in school; "Mycenae: The Capital City of Agamemnon" (1957); "Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries" (1961); "Mycenae and the Mycenaean Age" (1966); "Grave Circle B of Mycenae" (1972); "Mycenae: A Guide to Its Ruins and Its History" (1981); and "Mycenae Rich in Gold" (1983).

Publisher: Washington University
City: Saint Louis, Missouri
Year: 1951
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Book Details: Among the 265 contributors to this important festschrift are Beazley, Bieber, Dinsmoor, Dunbabin,Gjerstad, Hanfmann, Karo, Langlotz, Lullies, Marinatos, Mylonas, Pendlebury, Richter, Schefold, Toynbee, Trendall, and von Bothmer.

David Moore Robinson (September 21, 1880, in Auburn, New York – January 2, 1958, in Oxford, Mississippi) was an American Classical archaeologist credited with the discovery of the ancient city of Olynthus. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This scarce complete set is bound in blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering on the front covers and the spine of the second volume. There is black lettering on the spine of the first volume. The exteriors show minor bumping to the corners, light fading of the spines, and minor edge wear. The bindings are sound. The pages exhibit light age toning.

Each volume contains a frontispiece portrait photograph of Robinson, as well as numerous plates.
Lot 5047

$30

Title: The Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete
Author: Eleanor Myers - Eleanor Emlen Myers (1925 – December 1996) was an American archaeologist.

Myers enjoyed a twenty-year career as an educator, punctuated by overseas work with the American Friends Service Committee and a period with the Michigan Department of Social Services. She became interested in archaeology in the 1970s and began collaborating with her husband, J. Wilson Myers. Photography was Myers's specialty in the field. Over the course of a two decade career, she produced a series of exhibits, co-authored a number of papers, and produced The Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete (1992). [Courtesy Wikipedia], Gerald Cadogan, J. Wilson Myers
Publisher: University of California Press
City: Berkeley / Los Angeles
Year: 1992
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 300 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is housed in its original shipping box, sealed. All accompanying images and description are from a similar, opened volume.

The large quarto is bound in blue and green two-tone cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. The binding is solid. The pages are clean and bright. This work contains 193 illustrations. (186 of them in color; mostly photographic), as well as 47 plans and 7 maps.

The volume has a plastic dust jacket, transparent with stamped lettering.
Lot 5048

$55

Title: Greifswalder Antiken
Author: Achim Hundt, Karl Peter
Editor: Erich Boehringer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter & Co.
City: Berlin
Year: 1961
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/148 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.5"
Book Details: Among the chapters in this work are "Keramik," "Bronzen," "Terrakotten," and "Skulpturen."
Condition / Notes: This vintage book is bound in tan cloth, with stamped brown lettering on the spine and front cover. The exterior shows only minor shelfwear and light toning to the spine. The binding is sound. The pages display light age toning.

This work is illustrated with 72 plates at the rear of the volume.
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