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Lot 5068

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on United States history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis' "One Man's Education" (Knopf, 1967, in dust jacket), with autographed signed letter and ephemera tipped in, and a series entitled "Westtown through the Years." 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 5069

$750

Title: Ecce Homo
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: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 10.75" Height: 14.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition of this signature work by Grosz. This edition (Ausgabe C) contains 84 black-and-white drawings and 16 color plates.

Volumes is in excellent condition, bound in original wrappers, with illustrated front cover. Interior is clean and without markings, with bright illustrations.

Book is preserved in glassine wrappers that show minor loss at foot of spine and the author's name and title of book written in black on spine.  Contained in well-preserved cardboard case.
 
Lot 5070

$20

Title: The History of Political Parties in the State of New York from the Ratification of the Federal Constitution to December, 1840. Vol. II
Author: Jabez D. Hammond
Publisher: H. & E. Phinney
City: Cooperstown, New York
Year: 1844
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 544 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book has been rebacked, with original leather spine cover with gilt-lettered label is now attached to quarter cloth backing. Original boards display rubbing and minor loss at outside corners. Hinges have been reinforced. Previous owner's name is stamped to front pastedown. Foxing can be seen throughout. Illustrated with tissue-guarded plates.
 
Lot 5071

$250

Title: Officinae Ioannis Ravisii textoris epitome. Tomus 1
Author: Jean Tixier de Ravisi - Jean Tixier de Ravisi, also known as Johannes Ravisius (Textor), was a French humanist. He taught at the College de Navarre in Paris and authored the encyclopedic work "Officinae epitome" (1520 or 1522).
Publisher: Seb. Gryphius
City: Lyon
Year: 1541
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 647 pages plus 9 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in vellum, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine label. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Pages with specked edges display sporadic light foxing and faint water markings to initial pages of text.
 
Lot 5072

$15

Title: First French Book on the United States of America: A Series of Etchings Representing Scenes of the War of Independence. Engraved by Francois Godefroy and Nicolas Ponce, 1783-1784
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Goupil & Co., Fine Art Publishers
City: Paris
Year: 1918
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 9 pages plus engravings
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Book Details: Paper plate appears on front pastedown with the following text in English and French: "The cover of this album has been designed by Guy Arnoux and produced at the colour-printing works by wounded soldiers of France. / La couverture de cet album a ete dessinee par Guy Arnoux et executee par l'atelier de coloris "Patria" des mutiles de la guerre."

Initial paragraph of text reads" The American War served as inspiration for a small and one of the least known masterpieces of French eighteenth-century engraving. Such is the collection published in Paris in the same year as the treaty of Versailles was signed (1783) and which has since become so rare that most amateurs will first learn of its existence through the present accurate reproduction. The title on the fronitspiece is "Recueil d'estampes representant les différents évènements de la guerre qui a procure l'indépendence aux États-Unis de l'Amerique"- a collection of sixteen etchings and engravings, of the most exquisite workmanship."

List of illustrations:

1. Frontispiece; and Summary of the War; 2. Beginning of the Revolution; 3. Lexington - April 19th, 1775; 4. Saratoga - Surrender of General Burgoyne's Army; 5. Taking of Dominica. 6. Taking of Senegal; 7. Taking of Grenada; 8.Taking of Pensacola; 9. Taking of Tobago; 10. Surrender of Lord Cornwallis's Army; 11. Surprise Attack at St. Eustatius; 12. Siege of Fort St. Philip 13. Attack on Brimstone-Hill; 14. Map of the United States; Special Maps; 16. Terms of the Peace Treaty signed at Versailles, September 3rd, 1783.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pictorial cloth covers with printed paper spine label to front cover. Boards are detached, with spine cover in tatters. Binding is cracked between end of text and first engraving. Pages show marginal foxing (lighter foxing to engravings). Text is illustrated with vignettes. Engravings present sharp, detailed images of historic scenes, with lengthy captions in French
 
Lot 5073

$60

Title: Die Gezeichneten: 60 Blatter aus 15 Jahren
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: Malik-Verlag
City: Berlin
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed paper wrappers, with illustrations by Grosz decorating covers. Book shows mild external wear, with faint water markings at edges of covers. Interior displays very light scattered foxing. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 5074

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

- Cultural Slag by Felicia Lamport - Dated 1966 by Houghton Mifflin Company - First Printing - A collection of light verse, prose pieces and black-humor drawings. Lamport and Gorey had previously collaborated on "Scrap Irony" (1961) and would work together on again on "Political Plumlines" (1984).
Previous owner's stamp appears on front pastedown. Book is in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket shows light soiling and small tears to upper edge.

- The Glorious Nosebleed: Fifth Alphabet by Edward Gorey - Dated 1974 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 Blue Aspic by Edward Gorey - Dated 1968 by Meredith Press - First Edition - Previous owner's stamp appears on front pastedown. Book is in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.

- The Utter Zoo by Edward Gorey - Dated 1967 by Meredith Press - First Edition - Previous owner's stamp appears on front pastedown. Book is in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 5075

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique world history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Harold Federic's "The Young Emperor William II of Germany: A Study in Character Development on the Throne" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1891) and a first edition of "A Catalogue of the Gosse Correspondence in the Brotherton Collection" (Brotherton Library, 1950). 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 5076

$70

Title: Das Gesicht der herrschenden Klasse: 57 politische 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: Der Malik Verlag
City: Berlin
Year: 1921
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 63 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Volume IV in the series Kleine Revolutionare Bibliothek.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce early edition of this collection of iconic satirical drawings by George Grosz. Statement on title page indicates it to be a third, enlarged edition ("13.-25. Tausend").

Antique book is bound in cloth-backed paper-covered boards, with red lettering to spine and front cover. Illustration over red background also visible on front cover. Book shows external wear, loss of material at ends of spine, rubbing and light soiling to covers. Lettering on spine entirely faded. Binding is sound. Antique bookplates appear on front endpaper. Interior otherwise clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 5077

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of early newspapers shown in the corresponding image. Among the publications present in this collection are the October 10, 1807 issue of New-York Weekly Museum, an early American periodical published by Margaret Harrison, whose contents include an early Wordsworth poem, "Alice Fell"; the first installment of a story by a Mrs. Opie, "The Uncle and the Good Nephew"; items from the press; death and marriage notices, as well as advertisements for "India Goods," a cookbook, etc. Also present are the newspapers Philadelphia Gazette from 1798, Poulson's Daily American Advertiser from 1807 and a 1799 issue of Porcupine's Gazette. In addition, there is an issue of The Repertory from 1804, with the text of the Act creating the Louisiana Territory, an issue of the April 24, 1847 National Intelligencer, with news on the Mexican War and California, and a February 8, 1815 Columbian Centinel, with news on the Battle of New Orleans, Madison and Andrew Jackson.

In addition to the American periodicals listed above there is an issue of the Edinburgh Journal, dated June 22, 1839, containing an extensive article on the sport of golf.

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. Please note that the Edinburgh Journal as loss of material along top edges, partially affecting texts (including the article on golf).
 
Lot 5078

$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 1908. 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 5079

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American printing history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Bibliography of Research Projects Reports: Check List of Historical Records Survey Publications" (Federal Works Agency, Works Project Administrations, 1943) and "Some Materials for a Bibliography of the Official Publications of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789" (1888) collected and annotated by Paul Leicester Ford. 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 5080

$40

Details: This lot consists of antique American postage stamps, and one internal revenue certificate. The rose-colored Washington stamp dates from the 1860s, and the two blue Franklin stamps date from the 1870s-80s. Also included are several Columbus commemorative stamps from 1892, and stamps from 1901 and 1926. The internal revenue certificate has a handwritten date of 1868 across it.
Condition / Notes: These stamps are in generally good condition, but please examine the photos carefully, are some are missing corners or show heavy cancellation.
 
Lot 5081

$50

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.  Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.
 
Lot 5082

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of antique sheet music and music-related ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items present are four pieces of sheet music by P. G. Wodehouse, with one signed by the composer, ship ballads, a piece of sheet music entitled "Mrs. Poe" from circa 1820, and a booklet entitled "Mother's Last Words: A Ballad" (American Sunday School Union, circa 1860). It should be noted that this last item was an enormously popular ballad, which sold over a million copies after its first publication in 1860. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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 5083

$90

Details: This lot includes the hand-tinted lithograph of a baseball team shown in the corresponding image. This piece, originally published in the November 25, 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly, features the Baseball Champion Nine of Atlantic Club of Brooklyn New York.

At the end of the 1865 season the Atlantics moved their undefeated record to 43-0-1 and captured their second championship in a row.

Depicted in the images are: Top Row (L to R): John Galvin, Short Stop; Dickey Pearce, Catcher; Fred Crane, Second Base; Second Row (L to R): Charlie Smith, Third Base; Norton, Centre Field; Joe Start, First Base; Third Row (L to R): Jack Chapman, Left Field; Tom Pratt, Pitcher and Sid Smith, Right Field.

Condition / Notes: Well-preserved lithograph is matted and shrinkwrapped. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 5084

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique music books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Evolution of the Art of Music" (D. Appleton and Company, 1912) by C. Hubert Parry and Vincent D'Indy's "Cesar Franck" (John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1910), with an introduction by Rosa Newmarch. 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 5085

$45

Title: Report on European Dock-Yards
Author: Philip Hichborn
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1886
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 96 pages plus 47 fold-outs & 8 plates
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: Report by naval constructor Hichborn on the construction of steel vessels of war as observed in the dockyards of England, France, Germany and Russia, both governmental and private, with details of fittings, deck plans and equipment of naval vessels, torpedo boats, shipyard appliances and tools.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and fraying at ends of spine. Outside corners of boards are lightly bumped. Binding is sound. Stamp of the Office of Naval Intelligence appears on front flyleaf and title page. Seven pages at front of volume show underlining and markings in red ink. A small number of pages have pencil markings to footnotes. Index displays pencil check marks. All called-for fold-outs and photographic plates are present. Fold-outs are remarkably well preserved.
 
Lot 5086

$500

Title: The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia and the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs
Author: Sir Samuel W. Baker - Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRS, FRGS was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's South Sudan and Northern Uganda) between Apr. 1869 - Aug. 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mostly remembered as the discoverer of Lake Albert, as an explorer of the Nile and interior of central Africa, and for his exploits as a big game hunter in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Baker wrote a considerable number of books and published articles. He was a friend of King Edward VII, who as Prince of Wales, visited Baker with Queen Alexandra in Egypt. Other friendships were with explorers Henry Morton Stanley, Roderick Murchison, John H. Speke and James A. Grant, with the ruler of Egypt Pasha Ismail The Magnificent, Major-General Charles George Gordon and Maharaja Duleep Singh.
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
City: London
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxii/596 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering, ruling and pictorial designs representing African scenes. Book shows external wear, with small tear at head of spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains 2 maps (one fold-out), tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates ( all call-for plates are present).
 
Lot 5087

$50

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 "Forty Years' Experience in Sunday Schools" (Sheldon & Company, 1860) by Stephen H. Tyng, and Richard Montague's "Chancel Sermons" (Privately Printed in Colorado Springs, circa 1890) . 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 5088

$45

Title: Das neue Gesicht der herrschenden Klasse: 60 neue Zeichnungen
Author:
Publisher: Malik-Verlag
City: Berlin
Year: 1930
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 126 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original printed paper wrappers, with pictorial designs by Grosz to covers. Book shows light external wear. Binding is sound. Unmarked pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 5089

$200

Details: This lot consists of two vintage metal toys, and instructions for an unrelated vintage toy. Included are a 4 " tin litho horse with plaster rider which was "Made in U.S.-Zone Germany [sic]," and a 9" steel submarine made by Sutcliffe of England. The pamphlet is for a vintage Rigi Funicular Model Railway. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These toys are in generally good condition. The submarine has no dents or scratches. The horse shows some wear, and the rider has lost his right foot as well as some paint. Both toys are missing their keys. While both toys appear to be in working order, they cannot be tested. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 5090

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of antique colored wood engravings shown in the corresponding image. This collection of plates representing wild cats is taken from the section on mammals (13 volumes) of Scottish naturalist Sir William Jardine's forty-volume "The Naturalist's Library" (1833-1843).

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These mammalogical 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 5091

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books of decorative antique literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Long of the Ark by Noah" (E. P. Dutton & Company, 1926) by I. L. Gordon & A. J. Frueh, and "Selections of Household Words" (James Miller, n.d.) by Charles Dickens. 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 5092

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. This material is pencil signed by artists, including C. Hayes. 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 5093

$60

Title: Fanciful Flower Tales: Overheard in Fairyland
Author: Madge A. Bigham
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1911
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/162 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in yellow cloth with black lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to spine cover and minor fraying at its bottom edge. Covers show light soiling. Binding is sound. Former owner's name and date of 1912 appear on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with color frontispiece, plates and in-text drawings.
 
Lot 5094

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Japanese prints and reference material shown in the corresponding image. Among the titles in this collection are "Catalogue of Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books, Drawings and Fan Paintings from the Henri Vever Collection: Part II" (Sotheby & Co., 1975) and "Old Masters of the Far East: Wood-Cut Reproductions" (Shimbi Shoin, 1919). 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 5095

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Self-Propelled Vehicles: A Practical Treatise on the Theory, Construction, Operation, Care and Management of All Forms of Automobiles" (Theo. Audel & Company, 1911) by James E. Homans, and Mrs. S. T. Rorer's "New Salads for Dinners, Luncheons, Suppers and Receptions. With a Group of Odd Salads and Some Ceylon Salads" (Arnold and Company, date unknown), with recipes on newspaper clippings pasted in or written by hand on endpapers. 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 5096

$130

Title: The Apples of New York
Author: S. A. Beach - Spencer A. Beach was undoubtedly one of the most well known and far seeing professional horticulturists of the early 20th Century.

In 1891 he became horticulturist at the New York Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva where for 14 years he was known as an outstanding pomologist and an individual with a broad educational viewpoint. His knowledge of apples, grapes and bush fruits was extensive and he published the classical apple cultivar publication "Apples of New York" in 2 volumes (1905). He initiated also the breeding program which has continued in New York up to the present.

In 1905 Professor Beach became Vice-Dean and head of the Department of Horticulture and Forestry at Iowa State College. The work in forestry at Ames owed its introduction and establishment to Professor Beach. He took a very active part in college administration and in work of the various departments. He particularly encouraged initiation of more intensive studies of genetics. He developed an extensive apple breeding program at Ames.

Professor Beach was possibly the leading figure in the initiation of the foundation of what is now the American Society for Horticultural Science. He was also a member of the Horticultural Society of London, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Science as well as the Iowa and Midwest Horticulturist Societies. He was one of the founders of the two letter organizations. He was also a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi.

Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company
City: Albany
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: A scarce first edition of the classic work of pomology. This set is part of a larger series commissioned by the New York Agricultural Department, still valued today for their detailed descriptions and images.
Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines and front covers. Books show external wear/age, with first volume displaying markings along front edge of spine and bumped upper outside corners. Smaller and fainter markings can be seen on covers. Books are solidly bound, with patterned endpapers. Fore edges also have small amount of spotting. Previous owners' names and or bookplates appear on front flyleaves or preliminary pages. Interiors are clean and without markings. Illustrated with b&w and bright color plates.
 
Lot 5097

$45

Details: This varied numismatic lot consists of both antique paper money and coins. Included are seven 3 Cent nickels (Liberty Head), a silver "trime" or three-cent piece dating from 1851,a Seated Liberty half-dime dated 1841, a 1934 Buffalo nickel, paper ten-cent notes from the U.S. and Cuba, and fragments of a very old, very fragile bill from Connecticut marked "2." Other numismatic lots are also listed in this auction.

Condition / Notes: This currency is ungraded, and much of it shows considerable wear. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 5098

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are a June 1896 issue of Harper's New Monthly Magazine, a large folding plan of the village of Black Rock, New York, (near Buffalo) with attached attestation, and parts 1 and 2 of G. B. Bartlett's "Mrs. Jarley's Far-Famed Collection of Waxworks" (Samuel French, 1882) in original aqua illustrated wraps. 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 5099

$225

Title: Musterbook I: Grosz
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., Hi Simon - H. A. (Hi) Simons was a poet and patron of the arts. Simons initiated a Chicago literary journal called Musterbooks.
Publisher: Musterbookhouse
City: Chicago
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 10 pages plus 12 full-page illustrations
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: Musterbooks was a Chicago literary journal which had only two issues, in 1921 and 1922. The first issue contained reproductions of the German expressionist artist, George Grosz. The second issue was a collection of poems by Yvor Winters, cumulatively entitled "The Magpie's Shadow," to which the entire MUSTERBOOK II (as it was designated) was devoted. The Grosz issue contains a five-page introductory text by Hi Simon.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is staple-bound in original printed paper wrappers, with red lettering and reproductions of Grosz drawings to covers. Foxed rear cover is detached. Final three pages show light foxing. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.
 
Lot 5100

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on African history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Penetration of Africa: European Exploration in North and West Africa to 1815" (Frederick A. Praeger, 1965) and "The Ancient Egyptians and the Origin of Civilization" (Harper & Brothers, 1923) by G. Elliot Smith. 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 5101

$130

Title: Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissemens et du commerce des europeens dans les deux Indes
Author: Guillaume-Thomas Raynal - Guillaume Thomas Raynal was a French writer and man of letters during the Age of Enlightenment.

He was born at Lapanouse in Rouergue. He was educated at the Jesuit school of Pézenas, and received priest's orders, but he was dismissed for unexplained reasons from the parish of Saint-Sulpice, Paris, to which he was attached, and thenceforward he devoted himself to society and literature. The Abbé Raynal wrote for the Mercure de France, and compiled a series of popular but superficial works, which he published and sold himself. These - L'Histoire du stathoudérat (The Hague, 1748), L'Histoire du parlement d'Angleterre (London, 1748), Anecdotes historiques (Amsterdam, 3 vols., 1753) - gained for him access to the salons of Mme. Geoffrin, Helvetius, and the Baron d'Holbach.

In May 1754 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.  He had the assistance of various members of the philosophe coteries in his most important work, "L'Histoire philosophique et politique des etablissements et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes" (Amsterdam, 4 vols., 1770). Diderot indeed is credited with a third of this work, which was characterized by Voltaire as "du rechauffe avec de la declamation." The other chief collaborators were Pechmeja, Holbach, Paulze, the farmer-general of taxes, the Abbe Martin, and Alexandre Deleyre. To this piecemeal method of composition, in which narrative alternated with tirades on political and social questions, was added the further disadvantage of the lack of exact information, which, owing to the dearth of documents, could only have been gained by personal investigation.

The "philosophic" declamations perhaps constituted its chief interest for the general public, and its significance as a contribution to democratic propaganda. The Histoire went through many editions, being revised and augmented from time to time by Raynal; it was translated into the principal European languages, and appeared in various abridgments. Its introduction into France was forbidden in 1779; the book was burned by the public executioner, and an order was given for the arrest of the author, whose name had not appeared in the first edition, but was printed on the title page of the Geneva edition of 1780. Raynal escaped to Spa, and thence to Berlin, where he was coolly received by Frederick the Great, in spite of his connection with the philosophe party.

At St. Petersburg he met with a more cordial reception from Catherine II, and in 1787 he was permitted to return to France, though not to Paris. He showed generosity in assigning a considerable income to be divided annually among the peasant proprietors of upper Guienne. He was elected by Marseilles to the States-general, but refused to sit on the score of age. Raynal now realized the impossibility of a peaceful revolution, and, in terror of the proceedings for which the writings of himself and his friends had prepared the way, he sent to the Constituent Assembly an address, which was read on May 31, 1791, deprecating the violence of its reforms.

This address is said by Sainte-Beuve (Nouveaux lundis, xi.) to have been composed chiefly by Clermont Tonnerre and Pierre V. Malouet, and it was regarded, even by moderate men, as ill-timed. The published "Lettre de l'abbe Raynal a l'Assemblee nationale" (December 10, 1790) was really the work of the comte de Guibert. During the Terror Raynal lived in retirement at Passy and at Montlhery. On the establishment of the Directory in 1795 he became a member of the newly organized Institute of France. He died in the next year on the 6th of March at Chaillot.
Publisher: Jean-Leonard Pellet, Imprimeur de la Ville et de l'Academie
City: Geneva
Year: 1780/1784
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 10 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.25" Height: 7"
Book Details: "L’histoire philosophique et politique des etablissements et du commerce des Europeens dans les deux Indes," more commonly knows as "Histoire des deux Indes," is an an encyclopedic work on European commerce in the Far East, published anonymously in Amsterdam in 1770 and attributed to the abbot Prevost. It was a best selling work and underwent numerous editions. The third edition, which appeared in 1780, was condemned.
Condition / Notes: Volumes 1-3 are dated 1784, remaining volumes bear the date 1780 as year of publication.

Antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spines. Volumes show varying degrees of external wear. First three volumes display heaviest wear, with loss of material, cracking and staining to spine covers. Volumes otherwise have occasional scuffing to covers and minor loss at ends of spines and outside corners. Firmly-bound books have marbled endpapers and edges. Interiors are clean and without markings.
 
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