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Lot 5309

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of special edition literary titles shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the books in this collection are James Joyce's "Dubliners" (The Folio Society, 2003), with explanatory note by Robert Scholes and contemporary photographs by J. J. Clarke, and a two-volume set of Robert Graves' "The Greek Myths" (The Folio Society, 1996), with illustrations by Grahame Baker.

This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.

Condition / Notes: Volumes and slipcases are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 5310

$1,600

Title: Histoire generale des voyages ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyage par mer et par terre, qui ont ete publiees jusqu'a present dans les differentes Langues de toutes les Nations connues: contenant ce qu'il ya de plus remarquable; de plus utile et de mieux avere dans les pays ou les voyageurs ont penetre: avec les moeurs des habitans; la religion, les usages, arts, sciences; commerce, manufactures, &c pour former un systeme complet d'Histoire et de Geographie moderne, qui represente l'etat actuel de toutes les Nations.
Author: Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles - Antoine Francois Prevost, usually known simply as the Abbe Prevost, was a French author and novelist.

He took his vows at Jumièges in 1721 after a year's novitiate, and in 1726 took priest's orders at St Germer de Flaix. He spent seven years in various houses of the order, teaching, preaching and studying. In 1728 he was at the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, where he was engaged on the Gallia Christiana, the learned work undertaken by the monks in continuation of the works of Denys de Sainte-Marthe, who had been a member of their order. His restless spirit made him seek from the Pope a transfer to the easier rule of Cluny; but he left the abbey without leave (1728), and, learning that his superiors had obtained a lettre de cachet against him, fled to England.

In London he acquired a wide knowledge of English history and literature, as can be seen in his writings. Before leaving the Benedictines Prevost had begun perhaps his most famous novel, "Memoires et aventures d’un homme de qualite qui s’est retire du monde," the first four volumes of which were published in Paris in 1728, and two years later at Amsterdam. In 1729 he left England for the Netherlands, where he began to publish (Utrecht, 1731) a novel, the material of which, at least, had been gathered in London "Le Philosophe anglais, ou Histoire de Monsieur Cleveland, fils naturel de Cromwell, ecrite par lui-meme, et traduite de l'anglais" (Paris 1731-1739, 8 vols., but most of the existing sets are partly Paris and partly Utrecht). A spurious fifth volume (Utrecht, 1734) contained attacks on the Jesuits, and an English translation of the whole appeared in 1734.

Meanwhile, during his residence at the Hague, he engaged on a translation of De Thou's "Historia," and, relying on the popularity of his first book, published at Amsterdam a Suite in three volumes, forming volumes v, vi, and vii of the original "Memoires et aventures d’un homme de qualite." The seventh volume contained the famous Manon Lescaut, separately published in Paris in 1731 as "Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut." The book was eagerly read, chiefly in pirated copies, being forbidden in France. In 1733 he left the Hague for London in company with a lady whose character, according to Prévost's enemies, was doubtful. In London he edited a weekly gazette on the model of Joseph Addison's Spectator, Le Pour et contre, which he continued to produce, with short intervals, until 1740.

In the autumn of 1734 Prévost was reconciled with the Benedictines, and, returning to France, was received in the Benedictine monastery of La Croix-Saint-Leufroy in the diocese of Évreux to pass through a new, though brief, novitiate. In 1735 he was dispensed from residence in a monastery by becoming almoner to the Prince de Conti, and in 1754 obtained the priory of St Georges de Gesnes. He continued to produce novels and translations from the English, and, with the exception of a brief exile (1741-1742) spent in Brussels and Frankfurt, he resided for the most part at Chantilly until his death, which took place suddenly while he was walking in the neighbouring woods. The cause of his death, the rupture of an aneurysm, is all that is definitely known. Stories of crime and disaster were related of Prévost by his enemies, and diligently repeated, but appear to be apocryphal.

Publisher: Didot, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1749-1770
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 70 Complete: No
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: Volume ten of the monumental work undertaken initially by A.F. Prevost, and continued by A.G. Meusnier de Querlon, and others.  This volume contains texts relating to Africa.

Condition / Notes: 71 of 80 volumes: Volumes I, V-VIII, X-LXXVI. With 550 engravings, of which 360 are fold-out maps and plates.

Antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt lettering to spine labels, and ornamental designs to spines (It should be noted that a number of spine labels not present on spines have been laid in). Volumes show varying degree of external wear. All volumes are solidly bound. Pages with red edges may show occasional (light) foxing. TItle pages are in red and black. It should be noted that pages 149 and 150 of volume 32 shows loss of lower right corner, with text substantially affected.

This set is lavishly illustrated, with 550 engraved plates, plans and maps, 360 of which are fold-outs. First volume has frontispiece portrait of Antoine Francois Prevost. Pages also display elaborate vignettes. Only a very small number of these show tears at sides. All are intact. The vast majority of these engravings are very well preserved, offering bright and sharp images.

Distribution of plates per volume is indicated on the chart below, with F column indicating number of fold-out plates and S column the single page plates. Volumes not in this set have no numbers listed.

V F S
1 4 4
2
3
4
5 5 5
6 3 2
7 13 6
8 9 7
9
10 3 12
11 9 0
12 9 0
13 12 3
14 3 10
15 10 2
16 3 2
17 6 2
18 27 10
19 6 0
20 7 0
21 12 3
22 10 10
23 2 2
24 1 4
25 4 7
26 3 3
27 1 1
28 3 3
29 3 1
30 3 0
31 6 1
32 7 6
33 6 2
34 6 5
35 0 1
36 1 6
37 3 2
38 2 3
39 14 0
40 3 0
41 10 1
42 3 0
43 0 0
44 8 1
45 5 0
46 6 0
47 6 0
48 7 6
49 2 0
50 8 1
51 4 1
52 3 5
53 2 0
54 5 4
55 5 3
56 7 1
57 5 1
58 4 6
59 6 1
60 2 3
61 0 0
62 0 0
63 0 0
64 0 0
65 5 1
66 5 0
67 6 1
68 9 2
69 6 1
70 1 1
71 2 2
72 5 8
73 1 4
74 1 8
75 2 0
76 0 1
 
Lot 5311

$250

Details: This lot includes the 20-franc gold coin shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece was known as the Gallic Rooster, or Coq Gaulois, as one side of the coin displays the unofficial national symbol of France as a nation, while the other displays the laureled head of Marianne, the national emblem of France and an allegory of Liberty and Reason that are viewed as the values of the French state. This coin bears the date 1909. The words "Republique francaise" can be read on the obverse, "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite" on the reverse.

Please note that this lot is one of ten of these coins (ranging from 1906 to 1914) that we are offering during this auction.

Condition / Notes: Coin is bright, with some age/wear indications. Coin measures approximately .75" in diameter.
 
Lot 5312

$45

Title: Les cahiers d'aujourd'hui. No. 1
Author: uncredited author
Editor: George Besson - George Besson was a French art critic, and the founder and director of Cahiers d'aujourd'hui.

Publisher: G. Cres & Cie.
City: Paris
Year: 1920
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 51 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce issue of this French magazine of art and literature, containing illustrations by George Grosz, Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy and others. This number contains an essay by Marcel Ray on Grosz and four full-page illustrations by the artist. The name Grosz has been penciled in upper right corner of glassine. The signature seems to stray from other signatures by Grosz and therefore it cannot be stated with certainty that this is an artist-signed copy.

Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers, with protective glassine cover that shows light shelfwear. Front and spine covers have detached front text block. Pages are clean and bright. Numerous illustrations.
 
Lot 5313

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique U.S. military history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "History of the War between the United States and Mexico, from the Commencement of Hostilities to the Ratification of the Treaty of Peace" (Derby and Miller, 1850) and Trumbull White's "United States in War with Spain and the History of Cuba" (International Publishing Co., 1898). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5314

$30

Book Details: Two of these three antique children's books are Oz titles: "Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz" and the first volume, "The Wizard of Oz." Also included is an illustrated 1899 edition of "The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper "rewritten for young people." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: The Oz books show evidence of having been much enjoyed. A few of the pictures in "Dorothy & the Wizard" have been scribbled on. "Red Rover" is in good condition. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5315

$150

Title: Appletons' Illustrated Hand-Book of American Travel. A Full and Readable Guide by Railway, Steamboat, and Stage, to the Cities, Towns, Waterfalls, Battle-Fields, Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Hunting and Fishing Grounds, Watering Places, Summer Resorts, and All Scenes and Objects of Importance and Interest in the United States and British Provinces
Author: T. Addison Richards
Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1860
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 216 pages plus 12 pages of advertisements
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown-cloth covered stiff wrappers with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at head of spine and lightly soiled covers. Outside corners also display minor loss of material. Binding is beginning to crack between pages 96 and 97. Interior is clean and without markings. Text is in double columns. Contains numerous in-text illustrations. All 20 fold-out maps are present. Maps are intact, bright and sharp. Pages containing "The Traveller's Memorandum" are not filled in or marked in any way.
 
Lot 5316

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American genealogy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are two volumes of "The World Book of Scotts" (Halbert's Family Heritage, 1996) and "Berkshire Genealogical Notes No. 3: Marriages in Pownal, Vermont to 1850" copied and arranged by Elmer I. Shepard. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5317

$45

Title: Umi: The Hawaiian Boy Who Became a King
Author: Robert Lee Eskridge - Robert Lee Eskridge was an American genre painter, muralist and illustrator. He was born in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. Eskridge moved with his family to Pasadena as a child. He studied at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles College of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and with George Senseney and Andre Lhote in Paris. After traveling extensively in Spain and the South Seas, he lived in Chicago, New York, and Coronado Beach, CA (1917–32). He moved to Honolulu in 1932 and taught at the University of Hawaii. During the Great Depression he was a Works Progress Administration muralist. His murals are in the Ala Moana Park Sports Pavilion in Honolulu and at Palmer House in Chicago.

Publisher: The John C. Winston Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1936
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 103 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: Illustrated by the author.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this re-telling of a traditional Hawaiian tale by Robert Lee Eskridge, who has also drawn the illustrations for this book. Author's inscription on half title page reads "To Marcus / Aloha Nui Hoa / Robert Lee Eskridge."

Volume is bound in turquoise cloth with stamped gilt and black lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial design showing man in traditional headwear appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with mild soiling to covers. Adorned with pictorial endpapers. Stamp can be seen in upper margin of half title page. Previous owner's inscription in ink visible on left-hand side of title page. Pages display occasional light foxing. Illustrated with several bright double page color lithographs and some black and white illustrations.
 
Lot 5318

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique colored ornithological lithographs shown in the corresponding image. Among the plates in this collection are images of To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 5319

$15

Details: This lot is comprised of three 1950's school debate trophies, all identical. The figures are made of gold-colored pot metal, and the urns appear to be brass, upon ivory plastic bases. Each is 22" in height.

This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.

Condition / Notes:
These trophies are in very good condition.
 
Lot 5320

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Die letzten Worte des sterbenden Erlosers: Sieben Fastenpredigten by Heinrich Nagelschmitt - Dated 1892 by Druck und Verlag von Ferdinand Schoningh.

- Nachgebet meines Lebens von Alban Stolz. Nach dem Tode des Verfassers herausgegeben und durch Erinnerungen an Alban Stolz erganzt von Dr. Jakob Schmitt by Jakob Schmitt, Alban Stolz Edited by Jakob Schmitt - Dated 1885 by Herder'sche Verlagshandlung - First Edition
 
Lot 5321

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on New York state history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Boyd's Duplex Directory of Syracuse (1896) and "History of Chenango and Madison Counties, New York, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers, 1784-1880" (D. Mason & Co., 1880). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Please note that "History of Chenango and Madison Counties" is disbound and binding has separated at several points.
 
Lot 5322

$250

Details: This lot includes the 20-franc gold coin shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece was known as the Gallic Rooster, or Coq Gaulois, as one side of the coin displays the unofficial national symbol of France as a nation, while the other displays the laureled head of Marianne, the national emblem of France and an allegory of Liberty and Reason that are viewed as the values of the French state. This coin bears the date 1906. The words "Republique francaise" can be read on the obverse, "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite" on the reverse.

Please note that this lot is one of ten of these coins (ranging from 1906 to 1914) that we are offering during this auction.

Condition / Notes: Coin is bright, with some age wear. Coin measures approximately .75" in diameter.
 
Lot 5323

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique decorative theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Eighty-Three Years a Servant, or the Life of Rev. Alvah Sabin" (The Review Printing Co., 1885) and James Gilfillan's "The Sabbath Viewed in the Light of Reason, Revelation, and History, with Sketches of Its Literature" (American Tract Society, c. 1862). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5324

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Included is a biography of Civil War General Philip Sheridan, an account of Robert E. Lee's campaigns in Virginia, a history of Reconstruction, and an antique anthology of selections from classic authors. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5325

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of vintage and antique stage & screen-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. The items in this collection are as follows: a photo of 94 nineteenth-century actors & actresses, with names listed on verso; a booklet entitled "Sarah Bernhardt : The Last Visit to America. Season 1910-1911. La Samaritaine"; a photograph signed and inscribed by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.; a photograph signed and inscribed by Joyce Van Patten; a photo of Eugene O'Neil, presented to Signe Hasso, an actor who appeared in his plays, To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5326

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique hand-tinted engravings shown in the corresponding image. Five of these botanical prints are taken from English physician and botanist William Woodville's "Medical Botany" (1790), with illustrations by James Sowerby. Other plates are also English, from the same period, though with later coloring, and there is one mid-nineteenth-century German wood engraving. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: One of these engravings displays dark spotting along upper right-hand edges. These botanical prints are otherwise in excellent condition. All are preserved in shrinkwrap. The largest of these botanical plates measure 14" x 18" and 13" x 16", the remaining number measure 13.25" x 15.25"
 
Lot 5327

$175

Title: George Grosz: 30 Drawings & Watercolors
Author: George Grosz - George Grosz was a German artist known especially for his savagely caricatural drawings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity group during the Weimar Republic before he emigrated to the United States in 1933.
Publisher: Erich S. Herrmann
City: New York
Year: 1944
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Spiral Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10" Height: 12.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare author-signed first edition of this collection of drawings by Grosz. Artist's signature appears on title page.

Volume is bound in original card covers, with illustration and facsimile signature to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with lightly bumped corners. Stiff stock pages are clean and without markings (small stain appears on verso of plate 25). Illustrated with 30 b&w and color plates.
 
Lot 5328

$250

Details: This lot includes the 20-franc gold coin shown in the corresponding image(s). This piece was known as the Gallic Rooster, or Coq Gaulois, as one side of the coin displays the unofficial national symbol of France as a nation, while the other displays the laureled head of Marianne, the national emblem of France and an allegory of Liberty and Reason that are viewed as the values of the French state. This coin bears the date 1907. The words "Republique francaise" can be read on the obverse, "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite" on the reverse.

Please note that this lot is one of ten of these coins (ranging from 1906 to 1914) that we are offering during this auction.

Condition / Notes: Coin is bright, with some age wear. Coin measures approximately .75" in diameter.
 
Lot 5329

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Edward Gorey books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibition catalogue "Drawings and Books by Edward Gorey" (1968), Paul Dehn's "Quake, Quake, Quake: A Leaden Treasury of English Verse" (Simon and Schuster, 1961), with illustrations by E. Gorey, and "The Wuggly Ump" (J. H. Lippincott, 1963).

Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer and artist noted for his macabre illustrated books.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in the shelf lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5330

$90

Details: This lot includes ten original, vintage UNIVAC computer data storage reels. UNIVAC was the first commercially available computer, and was introduced in 1951 by the Remington-Rand Corporation. Each reel is 8" diameter, holds 1/2" metal tape, and weighs about 4 lbs.
Condition / Notes: The reels appear to be made of aluminum, and seem to be in good condition. Content of the data is unknown.
 
Lot 5331

$90

Book Details: This lot of antique books on early American history is shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include an 1809 edition of "Memoirs of An American Lady" (1755-1838); Horace Greeley's memoirs (1868) a 1906 history of Hadley, MA; Benjamin F. Hall's 1856 work on a brand-new political entity, "The Republican Party and Its Presidential Candidates" and an 1884 "Why I Am a Republican," and an 1834 "History & Topography of the United States" by John Howard Hinton. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These books and magazines are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5332

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Walker Evans: American Photograhs" (Museum of Modern Art, 1988) and William Innes Homer's "Thomas Eakins: His Life and Art" (Abbeville Press, 1992).

This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5333

$80

Details: This antique American numismatic lot includes 19th and early 20th c. coins. There are six Barber dimes, a Walking Liberty half-dollar, two Barber quarters, eight Liberty Head V nickels, six Two Cent pieces from the 1860s, and a large One Cent piece from 1830. Also included are two handfuls of wheat pennies. Other numismatic lots are also listed in this auction.

Condition / Notes: These coins are ungraded, and some show considerable wear. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 5334

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on nature, animals and science shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Sir John Lubbock's "Ants, Bees, and Wasps: A Record of Observations on the Habits of the Social Hymenoptera" (D. Appleton and Company, 1911) and "Birds and Bird-Life" (Leisure Hour Office, n.d.). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5335

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the pair of folios of U. S. military history shown in the corresponding image(s). The two titles in this group are "Leslie's Official History of the Spanish-American War" (War Records Office, 1899) and "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War" (Mrs. Frank Leslie, Publisher, 1896). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5336

$150

Title: The Scenery of Ithaca and the Head Waters of the Cayuga Lake, as Portrayed by Different Writers, and Edited by the Publisher
Author: Spence Spencer
Publisher: Spence Spencer
City: Ithaca
Year: 1866
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 150 pages plus 1 page of advertisements and errata page
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. One preliminary page is detached. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates and vignettes.

This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.
 
Lot 5337

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of antique colored wood engravings shown in the corresponding image. This collection of plates representing dog breeds is taken from the section on mammals (13 volumes) of Scottish naturalist Sir William Jardine's forty-volume "The Naturalist's Library" (1833-1843). Three of the engravings have detached pages with information on the plates at verso. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These cynological plates are in excellent condition, preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are quite vivid. These professionally matted engravings each measure approximately 12.25" x 10.25".
 
Lot 5339

$100

Details: This lot includes the group of antique maps shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are full- and two-page maps from atlases representing the New York state counties of Tioga Bradford, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Sullivan, and Luzern, the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Maine, Utah, New York, the cities of Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, Venice, and South America and West Africa. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5340

$10

Title: Saone-et-Loire dictionnaire annuaire et album
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Henri Jouve
City: Paris
Year: 1897
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Title is the series Les Dictionnaires Departementaux
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and covers. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling and darkening of spine. Rear hinge is cracked. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates depicting prominent citizens.
 
Lot 5341

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of art items:

- Oxford Almanacs: All Saints College by George Virtue - Engraving / Original - 1728 - College is represented in background. Foreground presents an assemblage of people, as if under a tapestry, gathered in a palatial setting, around a monarch on a throne, with figures immediately before him clearly petitioning.
Engraving is well preserved, with only small tears at edges. Minor creasing is visible at margins. There is no perforation. Name of engraving appears in light pencil under lower right corner, with date at opposite end. The name of the city can be seen at top edge.

- Oxford Almanacs: Inner Quadrangle of St. John's College by George Virtue - Engraving / Original - 1739 - Foreground presents a procession of academics bearing tribute to a female figure seated under portico at right-hand side. Portion of quadrangle building appears in background. A pair of angels carrying framed portrait hovers above the proceeding.
Engraving is well preserved, with only small tears at edges. There is no creasing or perforation. Name of engraving appears in light pencil under lower right corner of plate, with date in upper right corner of margin. The name of the city can be seen next to date.
 
Lot 5342

$70

Title: `The Oxford Illustrated Dickens
Author: Charles Dickens - Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters.

Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly installments or parts, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularize at that time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialization, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialized. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next installment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print.

Dickens' work has been highly praised for its realism, comedy, mastery of prose, unique personalities and concern for social reform by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticised it for sentimentality and implausibility.
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
City: Oxford
Year: 1989
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 21 Complete: Yes
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: This is the complete 21-volume set of the Oxford Illustrated Dickens; each volume includes an introduction and engravings, many of which appeared in the first editions of these works; the text is derived from the Charles Dickens Edition, revised by the author in the 1860s.

Includes: Volume 1: The Pickwick Papers. Volume 2: David Copperfield. Volume 3: Bleak House. Volume 4: A Tale of Two Cities. Volume 5: Oliver Twist. Volume 6: Nicholas Nickleby. Volume 7: Dombey and Son. Volume 8: The Old Curiosity Shop. Volume 9: Martin Chuzzlewit. Volume 10: Our Mutual Friend. Volume 11: Christmas Stories. Volume 12: Sketches by Boz. Volume 13: Great Expectations. Volume 14: Little Dorritt. Volume 15: Barnaby Rudge. Volume 16: Christmas Books. Volume 17: Hard Times. Volume 18: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Volume 19: American Notes and Pictures from Italy. Volume 20: Master Humphrey's Clock and A Child's History of England. Volume 21: The Uncommercial Traveller and Reprinted Pieces.

Condition / Notes: Volumes are bound in purple cloth spine with silver lettering & purple paper-covered boards. Books are in excellent condition. Dust jackets show light shelfwear.

This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.
 
Lot 5343

$50

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Largely concerning American history, there are books about the colonial era and the Revolution, presidents Van Buren and McKinley, a biography of Elbert Gary by Ida Tarbell, and a book on Confederate president Jefferson Davis' cabinet. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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