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Lot 5034

$150

Title: The Pious Infant
Author: Edward Gorey (Mrs. Regera Dowdy) - Edward St. John Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his macabre illustrated books.
Publisher: The Fantod Press
City: New York
Year: 1966
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 30 unnumbered pages
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.5"
Condition / Notes:
Small stapled volume is bound in original pale lavender printed wrappers. Previous owner's name is stamped to upper outside corner of verso of front cover. Book is otherwise in excellent condition.
 
Lot 5035

$175

Details: This charming vintage tin litho wind-up toy dates from just after WWII, and is marked "Made in U.S.-Zone Germany." It is 9-1/2" tall, 8-1/2" long, and 3-3/4" wide. It comes with its original key.
Condition / Notes: This toy is in remarkably good, working condition. Please note a little corrosion on the base. The colors are still bright, there are only a few minor scratches, but there are no dents. This piece originally came with a little ball, which is missing.
 
Lot 5036

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of decorative vintage and antique sheet music shown in the corresponding image(s). This large group is divided between sacred and religious music, and popular titles with colorful covers, sometimes featuring photographs of the celebrities of the day. The lot also includes a turn of the century antique mandolin instruction book, with popular tunes. To inspect and acquire more information about this lot, please attend our preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: This sheet music is in relatively good condition. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5037

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). This widely varied lot includes books on Hollywood stars, designer clothing, post-Impressionist and Abstract Expressionist art, cartoon collections, vintage first-run Playbills, and catalogs of Sotheby's Judaica auctions. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books and pamphlets are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 5038

$140

Details: This numismatic lot consists of five antique American Liberty Head silver dollars. They include one of each of the following issues: 1879, 1879-O, 1882-S, 1886, and 1888.

Condition / Notes: Some of these coins appear to be in good* condition, others are more worn. Please examine the photographs carefully.
*Not an official rating or grade.
 
Lot 5039

$300

Title: Chast and Lost Lovers: Lively Shadowed in the Persons of Arcadius and Sepha, and Illustrated with the Severall Stories of Haemon and Antigone, Eramio and Amissa, Phaon and Sappho, Delithason and Verista: Being a Description of Severall Lovers Smiling with Delight, and with Hopes Fresh as Their Youth, and Fair as Their Beauties in the Beginning of Their Affections, and Covered with Blood and Horror in the Conclusion. To This Is Added the Constestation betwist Bacchus and Diana, and Certain Sonnets of the Author to Aurora. Digested into Three Poems.
Author: William Bosworth - William Bosworth was born in Boxworth, Cambridgeshire; his poems, probably written in the 1620s, were posthumously published in 1651 by a friend with the initials "R. C."
Publisher: Laurence Blaiklock
City: London
Year: 1651
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: This is a rare first edition of this uncommon literary work. This is a couplet poem in less than 3000 lines varied by some other metres, much less enjambed than others of the period in form, and decidedly less “metaphysical” in diction; but having a double portion of intricacy and unintelligibility of story. It was published, with some minor poems, a year after its author’s death, in 1651; but he seems to have written it considerably earlier—in fact, when he was not twenty, in the first or second year of Charles. As might be expected, these poems lack precision no less than compression, and they are rather promise than performance; but their promise is considerable and the circumstances of their production noteworthy. Bosworth, of whom, again, next to nothing is known, but who, apparently, was a country gentleman in Cambridgeshire, is, perhaps, best seen in his shorter piece Hinc Lachrimae or To Aurora, which is not so much a single poem as a sequence of dixains; but there are many good things in Arcadius and Sepha itself.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume in full leather with rebacked spine with raised bands and gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and edgewear. The front cover is detached and the rear cover is effectively detached, the text block binding is sound. Annotations in pen and pencil are visible on endpapers and preliminary pages. Title page shows tear to bottom outside corner, with loss of final words of upper and lower sentences of publisher attribution. First page has tear at upper right-hand side of page, with loss of corner and first words of introductory sentence at top of page and of the last two letters of "Sepha" at top of second page. Age-toned pages show foxing throughout.
 
Lot 5040

$80

Title: The Livingstons of Livingston Manor: Being a History of That Branch of the Scottish House of Callendar Which Settled in the English Province of New York during the Reign of Charles the Second; and Also including an Account of Robert Livingston of Albany, "The Nephew," a Settler in the Same Province, and His Principal Descendants
Author: Edwin Brockholst Livingston
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: New York
Year: 1910
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxiii/590 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this genealogical work. This is one of 275 copies "printed by private subscription."

Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and family coat of arms on front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Bottom edge of text block is heavily stained, with dark markings to lower margin of pages between title page and page 58. Text is only partially affected on a small number of pages and always legible. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Contains numerous full-page illustrations. Frontispiece "Genealogical Table" showing public offices, etc held by Robert Livingston and descendants is well preserved.
 
Lot 5041

$110

Title: The Untitled Book
Author: Edward Gorey (Edward Pig) - Edward St. John Gorey was an American writer and artist noted for his macabre illustrated books.
Publisher: The Fantod Press
City: New York
Year: 1971
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 30 unnumbered pages
Width: 6" Height: 5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work by Edward Gorey. This is one of 526 copies.

Stapled volume is bound in printed blue wrappers, with illustrations to covers. Previous owner's stamp can be seen in upper outside corner of inside cover. Book is otherwise in excellent condition.
 
Lot 5042

$20

Title: Poesies de Magu: Tisserand a Lizy-Sur-Ourcq. Avec une preface de George Sand
Author: Magu
Publisher: Charpentier, Libraire-Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1845
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: xix/279 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed yellow wrappers. Book shows light soiling to covers, with white paper residue to lower right corner of rear cover. Binding is sound. Pages show foxing.
 
Lot 5043

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of cabinet photos shown in the corresponding image. Three are of Lima celebrity Margarita Irigoyen, and one of Texan William Henden, all inscribed to G. Clinton Gardner, a railroad builder in the United States and South America, surveyor of the western frontiers. There are also two more photos, one labeled "Aunt Julie Grant?" on the verso and a photo of three young men in San Antonio, inscribed to Gardner by John B. Ochoa. 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 5044

$130

Book Details: The books in the famous Oz series include the titles, "The Road to Oz," "The Lost Princess of Oz," "Kabumpo of Oz, "The Giant Horse of Oz," "The Wishing Horse of Oz," and "Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz." The first two titles are by L. Frank Baum; the remaining are by Ruth Plumly Thompson. 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. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5045

$40

Book Details: Vintage and antique children's books make up this lot, including two Raggedy Ann titles, "Alice in Wonderland", "Hans Brinker," and a collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales. 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. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5046

$200

Title: Lucii Caecilii Firmiani Lactantii De mortibus Persecutorum, cum Notis Stephani Baluzii, Tutelensis, Qui Primus Ex veteri Codice MS. Bibliothecha Colbertinae Vulgavit
Author: Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius - Lucius Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius was an early Christian author who became an advisor to the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine I, guiding his religious policy as it developed, and tutor to his son.

Lactantius, a Latin-speaking native of North Africa, was a pupil of Arnobius and taught rhetoric in various cities of the Eastern Roman Empire, ending in Constantinople. He wrote apologetic works explaining Christianity in terms that would be palatable to educated people who still practiced the traditional religions of the Empire, while defending Christian beliefs against the criticisms of Hellene philosophers. His "Divinae Institutiones" ("Divine Institutes") is an early example of a systematic presentation of Christian thought. He was considered somewhat heretical after his death, but Renaissance humanists took a renewed interest in him, more for his elaborately rhetorical Latin style than for his theology.

Lactantius was not born into a Christian family. In his early life, he taught rhetoric in his native place, which may have been Cirta in Numidia, where an inscription mentions a certain 'L. Caecilius Firmianus'.

Lactantius had a successful public career at first. At the request of Roman Emperor Diocletian, he became an official professor of rhetoric in Nicomedia, the voyage from Africa described in his poem "Hodoeporicum." There he associated in the imperial circle with the administrator and polemicist Sossianus Hierocles and the pagan philosopher Porphyry; here he will first have met Constantine, and Galerius, whom he cast as villain in the persecutions. Having converted to Christianity, he resigned his post before Diocletian's purging of Christians from his immediate staff and before the publication of Diocletian's first "Edict against the Christians" (February 24, 303). As a Latin rhetor he subsequently lived in poverty according to Jerome and eked out a living by writing, until Constantine I became his patron. The new emperor appointed the aged scholar in 311 or 313. The friendship of the Emperor Constantine raised him from penury and he became tutor in Latin to his son Crispus, whom Lactantius may have followed to Trier in 317, when Crispus was made Caesar (lesser co-emperor) and sent to the city. Crispus was put to death in 326, but when Lactantius died and in what circumstances is not known.

Publisher: Guillaume Broedelet
City: Utrecht
Year: 1693
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: "De Mortibus Persecutorum" has an apologetic character, but has been treated as a work of history by Christian writers. The point of the work is to describe the deaths of the persecutors of Christians: Nero, Domitian, Decius, Valerian, Aurelian, and the contemporaries of Lactantius himself, Diocletian, Maximian, Galerius, and Maximinus. This work is taken as a chronicle of the last and greatest of the persecutions, in spite of the moral point each anecdote has been arranged to tell. Here Lactantius preserves the story of Constantine's vision of the Chi Rho before his conversion to Christianity.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and decorative designs to spine. Detached gilt-lettered spine panel is laid in. Book shows significant external wear, with loss of material and peeling to spine cover, rubbing and loss of material at corners of boards. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers. Pages show scattered light foxing. Illustrated with engraved half title page, in-text illustrations and fold-out plates. Textual commentary appears in double columns.
 
Lot 5047

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Eudora Welty's "The Wide Net and Other Stories" (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1943) and Frank D. Whalen's "New York Today" (Noble and Noble, Publishers, 1948). 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 5048

$250

Title: Hintergrund: 17 Zeichnungen zur Auffuhrung des "Schwejk" in der Piscator-Buhne
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: Der Malik Verlag
City: Berlin
Year: 1928
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 10.5" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Yellow paper folder, with illustration to front cover, contains a printed title leaf and 17 full-page b/w reproductions of drawings (all loose, as issued) by George Grosz that served as illustrations for the production of "The Good Soldier Schweik", which was first produced on stage in Berlin in 1928. Folder lacks bottom flap, side flap is detached, and top flap shows tearing along fold. Most sheets show scattered light foxing, with title piece and a small number of plates presenting more visible spotting.

This small portfolio is preserved in a yellow cloth-covered clamshell case, with inset gilt-lettered title label to spine.
 
Lot 5049

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Report Made to the Water Commissioners of the City of Albany, August 1, 1850, on the Proposed Projects for Supplying the City with Water by William J. McAlpine - Dated 1850 by H. H. Van Dyck, Printer - First Edition - Bound with "An Act To Provide for a Supply of Water in the City of Albany" and articles entitled "Albany Water Works" and "Specifications." All texts dated 1850. Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and owner's name in gilt to front cover. Book shows external wear with chipping at ends and edges of spine. Minor loss of material also visible at corners. Binding is sound. Antique bookplate of Army Medical Library appears on front pastedown, with stamps indicating date of withdrawal on front flyleaf. Small perforated letters are visible to lower portion of title page. Number stamped at bottom margin of first page of text. Lightly age-toned pages display scattered light foxing. Frontispiece map measuring approximately 27.5" x 17.5" has small diagonal tear measuring approximately 4" of right side and also shows light foxing.

- Report of the Water Commissioners to the Hon. Mayor and Common Council of the City of Albany, relative to the Supplying the City with Water. Albany, September 20th, 1850 - Dated 1850 by Joel Munsell, Printer - Bound together with Report of August 1, 1850.
 
Lot 5050

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed literary first editions/printings shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Peter Landesman's "The Raven" (Baskerville Publishers, 1995), Edward Hardy's "Geyser Life" (Bridge Works Publishing Company, 1996) and Robert Chibka's "A Slight Lapse" (W. W. Norton & Company, 1990).

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 volumes and their dust jackets are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 5051

$45

Details: This ephemera lot is in two parts. The first subset consists of about 50 stereoview cards. Some are slightly risque, featuring beach bathers, Atlantic City, Coney Island, and intimate female couple poses. The second subset is a collection of railroad tickets, schedules, advertising, and other railroad items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: There is significant fading to some of the stereoviews. The railroad ephemera is in very good condition. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 5052

$175

Details: This lot includes the antique hand-tooled binding/boards shown in the corresponding image(s). This very early blind tooled English binding has the letters H. R. constantly reoccurring in the ornament. They stands for Henry Rex, an allusion to Henry VIII, who ruled from 1509 to 1547. The book has had several owners whose antique armorial bookplates are pasted in it. This book was bought from the collection of the late Duke of Leeds.

Condition / Notes: Boards show rubbing and minor loss of material to one corner. Interiors show light foxing.
 
Lot 5053

$70

Title: Uber alles die Liebe: 60 neue Zeichnungen
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: Bruno Cassirer
City: Berlin
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 119 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light soiling and browning to spine and edges of covers. Front hinge is cracked. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of the art of George Grosz.
 
Lot 5054

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of original copperplate engravings shown in the corresponding image. This collection of botanical plates are from The Botanical Register, an illustrated horticultural magazine that ran from 1815 to 1847. It was started by the botanical illustrator Sydenham Edwards, who had previously illustrated The Botanical Magazine, but left after a dispute with the editors. Edwards is indeed responsible for the design of most, if not all, the engravings in this group. It should be noted that a detached page giving the nomenclature and a detailed description of the plant represented has been placed at the back of each engraving. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These professionally matted plates are well preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are bright. Each matted engraving measures approximately 13.25" x 16.25".
 
Lot 5055

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Burthen of the Weeks" (Hodder and Stoughton, n.d.) by James Black and "Science and Prayer" (Flood and Vincent, 1893) by W. W. Kinsley. 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 5056

$50

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among this widely varied group are books in Czech about Czech art and architecture, many vintage and antique travel guides to Great Britain, a superb volume on Inuit art, a classic Chinese erotic novel in a beautifully ornamental edition, and much popular 19th c. literature, some of it for children.

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 5057

$60

Details: This lot of professionally framed and matted antique Godey prints show ladies' dress styles from the 1860s and 1870s. These fashion engravings (from that era's equivalent of Vogue magazine) are hand-colored. The largest among them measures 16" x 15". All have gold-colored wooden frames and forest green mattes. Also included is a small (9-12" x 7-1/2" x 1") mahogany tray with curved brass handles. More Godey plates are also available in this auction. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: All of these framed prints are in very good condition. Some frames have small nicks, and on some the paper backing is torn, but these flaws do not detract from the appearance of the pictures.
 
Lot 5058

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of antique "Curtiss-Wright Review" publications shown in the corresponding image(s). This was the trade magazine of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, one of the pioneering designers and builders of the first airplanes. (One edition is entitled, "Tradewind.") There are ten magazines from the 1930s included in this largely Art Deco-styled lot. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These magazines are in very good condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 5059

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Gilded Bat by Edward Gorey - Dated 1966 by Simon and Schuster - First Printing - Previous owner's stamp appears on front pastedown. Book is in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
- The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey - Dated 1969 by Dodd, Mead & Company - First Edition - Previous owner's stamp appears on front pastedown. Book is in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
- The Secrets: Volume One. The Other Statue by Edward Gorey - Dated 1968 by Simon and Schuster - First Printing - Previous owner's stamp appears on front pastedown. Book is in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
- The Remembered Visit: A Story Taken from Life by Edward Gorey - Dated 1965 by Simon and Schuster - First Printing - Previous owner's stamp appears on front pastedown. Book is in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 5060

$70

Title: The Old Merchants of New York City
Author: Walter Barrett
Publisher: Carleton, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1863-1866
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped pebbled green cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Three of these ex-library volumes bear call numbers written in white at foot of spines. External wear is concentrated at ends of spine and outside corners, with minor loss of material visible. Books are firmly bound. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front pastedowns. Name of library is stamped on copyright page of three volumes. First volume has card pocket and date-due slip attached to rear endpaper. No other library markings or attachments are apparent. Pages occasionally display scattered foxing.
 
Lot 5061

$90

Title: Aur. Theodosii Macrobii Opera cum notis integris Isacii Pontani, Io. Meursii, Iac. Gronovii quibus adiunxit et suas Io. Car. Zeunius
Author: Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius
Publisher: G. Theophilius Georgius
City: Leipzig
Year: 1774
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/848 pages plus 104 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt ornamental designs to spine and gilt lettering to spine label. Front board and flyleaf are detached. Text block is intact. Pages show foxing throughout.
 
Lot 5062

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of estate books and ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the items in this collection are "Home Gymnastics for the Well and the Sick" (Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1889), with numerous woodcut illustrations, an antique automobile parts catalogue, a promotion for Bond Bread shaped like a gun (James Bond spinoff), an 1889 miniature calendar, an 1874 London almanac. 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 5063

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French. With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution." (J. & B. Williams, 1828) and "A Pictorial History of England" (Sorin & Ball, and Samuel Agnew, 1846) by S. C. Goodrich. 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 5064

$225

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 1911. 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 5065

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on anthropology and early art history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Studies in Egyptology and Linguistics in Honour of H. J. Polotsky" (Israel Exploration Society, 1964) and volumes 23, 28 and 29 of Etudes Nigeriennes published by the Centre Nigerien de Recherches en Sciences Humaines. 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. It should be noted that these are ex-library volumes with the customary markings and attachments.
 
Lot 5066

$25

Title: Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise. Sixieme Edition. Publiee en 1835
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Imprimerie et Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, Imprimeurs de l'Institut de France
City: Paris
Year: 1835-1842
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.75" Height: 10.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce three-volume set of this antique dictionary of the French language. Third volume is entitled "Complement du dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, publie sous la direction d'un membre de l'Academie Francaise" (1842).

Antique volume has been rebound in brown cloth, with gilt-lettered leather spine labels. Exterior shows light shelfwear. Tightly-bound books have plain endpapers. Title pages bear various small library stamps. Versos have annotation in light pencil. No other library markings or attachments are apparent. Light foxing visible at ends of text block of complementary volume. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Entries appear in three columns per page.
 
Lot 5067

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera (with signatures) shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are an 1836 handwritten teacher accreditation, an anti-Catholic tract entitled "The Answer of Pope Pius VI to General Berthier's Offer of a Cockade and a Pension," a large folded petition to the House of Lords (1836?), with integral address leaf and manuscript note mentioning Lord Abingerm, a handwritten text dated 1859 concerning microscopes, sworn testimony regarding unlawful cutting down of trees (1675/1721) signed by Benjamin Rolfe, Nicholas Diehl. Also present are antique photographs, including one of Robert Inkster, for whom the town of Inkster, Michigan, is named. 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.
 
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