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Lot 5137

$35

Title: The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha: The Lily of the Mohawks, 1656-1680
Author: Ellen H. Walworth
Publisher: Peter Paul & Brother
City: Buffalo
Year: 1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/314 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and black lettering and decorative motifs to front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is tight. Antique book plate with coat of arms appears on front pastedown. Spotting/smudging can be seen on a small number of pages at front of volume. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait, plates and maps. Contains appendix on Mohawk villages, language, trails, defensive works and petition to Rome.
 
Lot 5138

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of framed and unframed artwork shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes an oil painting, plain and colored engravings probably taken from books, and other items. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: All the artwork in this is in generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 5139

$35

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 "Legends of Charlemagne; or Romance of the Middle Ages" (J. E. Tilton and Company, 1864) by Thomas Bulfinch, and "Dream Life: A Fable of the Seasons" (Scribner, Armstrong, and Company, 1874) by Donald G. Mitchell. 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 5140

$80

Book Details: Most of these antique estate books date from the second half of the 19th c. Included are books of travel anecdotes, entertaining advice, church history, portraits of "eminent men and women," and Boswell's "The Hypochondriack." Notable in this group is a tiny, charming volume of etiquette for children (1856) and a 1909 roster of the members of the New York Athletic Club. 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 5141

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of antique ephemera (with signatures) shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are a signed letter by the wife of Douglas MacArthur, a cartoon signed by Glyas Williams, a letter signed by the Governor of Pennsylvania Samuel W. Pennypacker to Louis Richards, commenting on an article critical of the governor, an 1867 small broadside regarding regulations for pardons, and old typed and hand corrected manuscript regarding a trip to Washington and a visit to the White House from circa 1898, a signed 1848 note from Edward Everett to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, then professor at Harvard. 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 5142

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Illustrated Guide for Modeling the Royal Yacht Fubbs, 1724 by William J. Romero - Dated 1997 by Pier Books/Dupont Communications - First Edition - Volume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.
 
Lot 5143

$10

Details: This lot is comprised of four 1950's school debate trophies. The figures are made of gold-colored pot metal, and the urns appear to be brass, upon oak bases. The tallest of these is 17" 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 generally good condition. Please note that the gold finish is flaking off one figure's podium.
 
Lot 5144

$25

Book Details: This varied lot of vintage and antique estate books includes classic literature by George Orwell, Dubose Heyward, Dalton Trumbo, and Jules Verne, as well as non-fiction works by Marie Curie and books on botany, Irish song, and general knowledge. 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 5145

$10

Book Details: This lot of modern estate books consists of art books and special printings of classic literature. Works by Yousuf Karsh and Al Hirschfeld are featured, along with illustrated editions of "Romeo & Juliet," "The Decameron," and Byron's "Don Juan." 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. Note that the dust jacket on the Hirschfeld book is worn and torn. The covers of "Don Juan" are soiled. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5146

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of antique colored lithographs shown in the corresponding image. The reproductions in this collection come from Owen Jones's seminal publication "The Grammar of Ornament" (Bernard Quaritch, 1910). These beautiful color plates reproduce designs from Celtic, Italian and Chinese ornament. These plates are entitled and numbered as follows: Celtic No. 2 (LXIV), Celtic No. 3 (LXV), Chinese No. 4 (LXII), Italian No. 1 (LXXXVI), Italian No. 1 (LXXXVI*) and Italian No. 2 (LXXXVII). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These professionally matted chromolithographs are in excellent condition and preserved in shrinkwrap. Each matted print measures approximately 14" x 18.25".
 
Lot 5147

$100

Title: L'art du peintre, doreur, vernisseur, ouvrage utile aux artistes & aux amateurs qui veulent entreprendre de peindre, dorer & vernir toutes sortes de sujets en batiments, meubles, bijous, equipages, &c in-8. de 400 pages en trois parties; par le sieur Watin, peintre, doreur, vernisseur, & marchand de couleurs, dorures & vernis
Author: Jean-Felix Watin
Publisher: Durand
City: Paris
Year: 1776
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxviii/371 pages plus 1 page of "approbation"
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce third edition of this work that originally appeared in 1772.

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt decorative designs and lettering to spine label. Book shows mild external wear, with chipping to spine. Marbled front endpaper displays extensive ink markings, with small perforation to front flyleaf. Staining also on preliminary pages, and, to a much lesser degree, on fore margin of title page. Neatly written annotation in French can be seen in upper half of a blank preliminary page. Name of previous owner signed on title page. Red-edged pages otherwise display only scattered light foxing. Cloth bookmark also present.
 
Lot 5148

$20

Title: A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales
Author: Dean King, John B. Hattendorf, J. Worth Estes
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
City: New York
Year: 1995
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 411 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce hardcover first printing of this work.

Volume is bound in two-tone cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows very light shelfwear. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket shows light shelfwear.
 
Lot 5149

$30

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 14-1/2". All have gold-colored wooden frames and forest green mattes, and 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 5150

$55

Title: Motor Boat Building: Useful and Practical Hints on Small Boat Construction with Plans and Specifications for Vee Bottom Craft. A Textbook Describing and Illustrating All Steps in Amateur Boat Building, with Chapters on How To Design, Reading Plans, Starting To Build, and a Series of Designs
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Charles F. Chapman, F. W. Horenburger
Publisher: Motor Boating
City: New York
Year: 1929
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 159 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.75"
Book Details: Volume XI in the Motor Boating's Ideal Series
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped black lettering to front cover. Book shows wear concentrated at extremities. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Contains many in-text illustrations.
 
Lot 5151

$70

Title: The Little Osage Captive, an Authentic Narrative
Author: Elias Cornelius - Elias Cornelius was an American Christian missionary

Elias Cornelius was born July 30, 1794 in Somers, Weschester County, New York. At the age of sixteen, he began his college career at Yale College. After his undergraduate years, he continued to study theology at the Yale Divinity School under Timothy Dwight IV. He was licensed to preach on June 4, 1816 by the South Association of Congregational ministers, and appointed agent of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM).

As ABCFM agent he traveled to many cities and towns in the northeastern states including Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maryland, preaching sermons and raising money. The majority of the money raised was to support the conversion of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek Indian tribes to Christianity. It was also to be used to establish schools within these nations. He continued to preach and fundraise as he traveled south where he finally ended in Northwest Georgia, near Cartersville in 1817. He spent 18 months there and it was at this location that he encountered the Cherokee tribe who led him to the Etowah Indian Mounds. He wrote in his journal about his visit and the journal became the first published account of a white person visiting the mounds. Neither Cornelius or the group of Cherokee who led him to the site knew the relevance or purpose of the mounds at that time. It was later discovered that the mounds were used as burial sites as well as residential areas and temples.
Publisher: Samuel T. Armstrong and Crocker & Brewster
City: Boston
Year: 1822
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 108 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Book Details: A Native American captive narrative set in Tennessee.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter red leather with gilt lettering to spine. Paper-covered boards show light soiling. Staining is visible on rear cover. Lightly-bumped corners show minor loss of material. Binding is cracking between blank preliminary page and title page. Front endpaper and initial pages display staining to upper corners. Date is stamped to one of blank preliminaries. Lightly age-toned pages have foxing/staining throughout. Contains frontispiece illustration only, lacking plate offering view of Brainerd.
 
Lot 5152

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on New York state military history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "In Memoriam George Sears Green, Brevet Major-General, United States Volunteers, 1801-1899" (J. B. Lyon, 1909) and "New York at the Jamestown Exposition" (J. B. Lyon, 1909). 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 5153

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of antique colored wood engravings shown in the corresponding image(s). These plates have been taken from the ichthyological section (6 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 ichthyological plates are in excellent condition, preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are quite vivid. These professionally matted engravings each measure approximately 12.25" x 10.5".
 
Lot 5154

$225

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique Masonic books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are David Bernard's "Light on Free Masonry" (W. J. Shuey, 1870) and "Robert Macoy's "General History, Cyclopedia and Dictionary of Freemasonry" (Masonic Publishing Company, 1872). 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 5155

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative theology books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "History of the Church from the Birth of Christ to the Present Time" (Brattleboro Typographic Company, 1837) by Charles A. Goodrich, and "Gesangbuch fur die evangelischen Gemeinden in Kurhessen besonders in der Grafschaft Schaumburg" (Verlag und Druck von Carl August Steuber, 1836). 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 5156

$40

Book Details: This is a widely varied lot which takes different approaches to history. Included are books on French Canada and the Laurentians, "The Martyred Towns of France" by Clara Laughline (1919), a 1921 fold-out world history chart, an antique travel guide to Paris, a mid-19th c. book with stories of ocean voyages, the biographical sketches of "Poor Boys Who Became Famous" (1885) by the prolific Sarah K. Bolton, and two definitive volumes on European campaigns during WWII, complete with many precise fold-out maps, that was published by U.S. Army. Please see photographs.
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 5157

$90

Title: The Voice of the City and Other Stories
Author: O. Henry - O. Henry was the pen name of the American writer William Sydney Porter. O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings.
Publisher: The Limited Editions Club
City: New York
Year: 1935
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/220 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 11"
Book Details: This is a rare limited edition of the stories of O. Henry. It is copy number 1312 of 1500. Signed by German artist George Grosz (July 26, 1893 – July 6, 1959), who 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. Selection and introduction are by American author and editor Clifton Fadiman.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this O. Henry title signed by German artist George Grosz on limitation page. This is copy 1434 of 1500.

Volume is bound in black buckram with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Endpapers display foxing. Very light foxing can also be seen on preliminary pages, including title page. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Book is illustrated with 21 full-page color plates and line drawings by Grosz. Glassine cover is intact.
 
Lot 5158

$225

Title: Promenades japonaises. Tokio-Nikko
Author: Emile Guimet - Emile Etienne Guimet was a French industrialist, traveler and connoisseur.

He was born at Lyon and succeeded his father in the direction of his "artificial ultramarine" factory. He also founded the Musée Guimet, which was first located at Lyon in 1879 and was handed over to the state and transferred to Paris in 1885.

Devoted to travel, he was in 1876 commissioned by the minister of public instruction to study the religions of the Far East, and the museum contains many of the fruits of this expedition, including a fine collection of Japanese and Chinese porcelain and many objects relating not merely to the religions of the East but also to those of Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

He wrote "Lettres sur l'Algerie" (1877) and "Promenades japonaises" (1880), and also some musical compositions, including a grand opera, "Tai-Tsoung" (1894).

Publisher: G. Charpentier Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1880
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth with elaborate decorative pictorial designs in silver and blue imitating Japanese motifs. Book shows minor external wear, with fading to spine and lightly bumped outside corners. Volume is soundly bound. Gilt-edged pages display occasional light foxing. Contains numerous in-text illustrations and plates by Felix Regamey, including tissue-guarded color frontispiece plate.

Felix Elie Regamey (1844-1907), a French painter, draughtsman, writer, and something of an ethnographer, espoused the European vogue of "Japonisme." After traveling to Japan the artist published a book, "Japan in Art and Industry," which took up the country's manners and customs.
 
Lot 5159

$50

Title: The Pupil of Pleasure
Author: Courtney Melmoth - Samuel Jackson Pratt was a prolific English poet, dramatist and novelist, writing under the pseudonym of "Courtney Melmoth" as well as under his own name. He authored around 40 publications between 1770 and 1810, some of which are still published today, and is probably best remembered as the author of "Emma Corbett: or the Miseries of Civil War," (1780) and the poem "Sympathy" (1788). Although his reputation was tainted by scandal during his lifetime, he is today recognised as an early campaigner for Animal Rights and the first English writer to treat the American Revolution as a legitimate subject for literature.
Publisher: G. Robinson and J. Bew
City: London
Year: 1777
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: "The Second Edition, corrected and improved."
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands. Both boards of first volume and rear board of second volume are detached. Boards show some burn markings to edges, with minor loss of material. Text blocks are intact. Previous owner's bookplate is visible on front endpapers. Upper outside corner of title pages and page immediately following have been excised, without loss of text. Doodling in ink to upper margin of title page of first volume. Pages display foxing and marginal staining. Illustrated with title page vignette.
 
Lot 5160

$70

Title: Cum Selectis Variorum Observat et Nova Recensione
Author: Valerius Maximus
Publisher: Hackius
City: Leyden
Year: 1670
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: (14) 844 pages plus 32 unnumbered pages of index
Width: 5" Height: 7.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornamental designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at ends of spine and corners. Binding is firm. Engraved title page shows browning at edges. Pages with speckled edges show occasional light foxing.
 
Lot 5161

$20

Title: The Turning Point of the Revolution: Or Burgoyne in America
Author: Hoffman Nickerson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1928
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/500 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf contains opening line in ancient Greek and Latin reading "Theory / all things (conquers?) ," followed by "To Cranwell / affectionately / Hoffman Nickerson." Date of May 11, '49 can be seen in upper right corner.

Antique volume is bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's antique bookplates appears on front pastedown. A few pages show light pencil marginalia. Otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait, plates, maps and tables.
 
Lot 5162

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique uniformly bound French-language books shown in the corresponding image(s). These titles are either part of the series "Bibliotheque Rose Illustree" published by Librairie Hachette et Cie. in the first years of the twentieth century, or the series "Bibliotheque d'Education et de Recreation" published by J. Hetzel et Cie. Among the titles in the former collection are "190 contes pour les enfants," "Les petits montagnards" by Jeanne Cazin, "L'enfant du guide" by Julie Gouraud, as well as translations of classic works of world literature such as Homer's "The Iliad" and the tales of the Brothers Grimm. Due to the high volume of books 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 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 5163

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of books on early American history shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include "Memoirs of An American Lady" (1755-1838); a biography of Booker T. Washington by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe; a work on colonial America, "New France and New England"; an index to Harper's Weekly magazine of the years 1857-1900; and "Buckingham's Travels in America" (1841). Also included is a book in French, "Imagerie Populaire Americaine," by A. Hyatt Mayor (1975). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Most of these books and magazines are in generally good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Note that the binding of "Buckinham's Travels..." is in rough shape. The large format French book on early American popular imagery comes in slipcase, also in good condition. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5164

$90

Title: Lake George; (Illustrated) A Book of To-Day
Author: S. R. Stoddard
Publisher: Published by the author
City: Glen Falls, New York
Year: 1879
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 153 pages plus 9 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth over beveled boards with bright gilt lettering to spine and stamped black lettering and ornamental designs to front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is sound. Front flyleaf has been excised. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Contains in-text and full-page illustrations, as well as numerous vignettes. Double-page map of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Co's Railroads and Connections is also present.
 
Lot 5165

$55

Details: This lot consists of three mid-20th c. men's wristwatches. Two are by Elgin; one is by Longines. All have traditional wind-up mechanisms, two have their original bands. The boxes are also original.

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 watches do not appear to be working, and show evidence of daily wear. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5166

$750

Title: First Footsteps in East Africa; or, an Exploration of Harar
Author: Richard F. Burton - Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia, Africa and the Americas as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian and African languages.

Burton's best-known achievements include travelling in disguise to Mecca, an unexpurgated translation of "One Thousand and One Nights" (also commonly called "The Arabian Nights" in English after Andrew Lang's abridgement), bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behaviour, travel, falconry, fencing, sexual practices and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information.

He was a captain in the army of the East India Company serving in India (and later, briefly, in the Crimean War). Following this he was engaged by the Royal Geographical Society to explore the east coast of Africa and led an expedition guided by the locals and was the first European to see Lake Tanganyika. In later life he served as British consul in Fernando Po, Santos, Damascus and, finally, Trieste. He was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was awarded a knighthood (KCMG) in 1886.
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
City: London
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxviii/648 pages plus 24 pages of advertisements
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of Burton's first book on Africa, describing his first efforts to locate the source of the Nile. Without Appendix IV as usual, which was to have dealt with the prevalence of female genital mutilation in East Africa.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and endpapers. Binding is firm. Antique carte de visite has been pasted to front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 4 hand-colored lithographed plates and 2 engraved maps.
 
Lot 5167

$10

Title: Kolonien unter der Peitsche: eine Dokumentation
Author: Fritz Ferdinand Muller
Publisher: Rutten & Loening
City: Berlin
Year: 1962
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 172 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in gray cloth with black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's stamp appear in upper right corner of title page. Age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
 
Lot 5168

$80

Title: Les oeuvres de Monsieur de Moliere, revues, corrigees et augmentees du Medecin vange, & des Epitaphes les plus curieuses sur sa mort. Enrichies de figures en taille-douce a chaque piece. Tome cinquieme
Author: Moliere - Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known works are "Le Misanthrope" (The Misanthrope), "L'ecole des femmes" (The School for Wives), "Tartuffe ou l'imposteur" (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), "L'avare" (The Miser), "Le malade imaginaire" (The Imaginary Invalid), and "Le bourgeois gentilhomme" (The Bourgeois Gentleman).
Publisher: Jacques Lions, Libraire
City: Lyon
Year: 1692
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 335 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt decorative designs and and gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows mild external wear, with minor loss of material at corners and edges. Binding is firm. Pages with red speckled edges are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 3 engraved plates.
 
Lot 5169

$55

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on New York state history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors: Robert Southey" (Roycrofters, 1899) signed by author Elbert Hubbard, and a first edition of Howard Thomas' "Trenton Falls: Yesterday & Today" (Prospect Books, 1951). 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 5170

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique color lithographs shown in the corresponding image. The botanical plates that make up this collection date from the nineteenth century. A number are taken from English gardener and architect Joseph Paxton's Magazine of Botany (1834-1849). Another appears to be the work of American printer and lithographer Louis Prang (March 12, 1824 – September 14, 1909). Three of the engravings have detached pages with nomenclature and description to verso. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Engravings are preserved in archival-quality matting. Colors are bright and fresh. The four largest of these matted engravings measure approximately 13.25" x 16.25", 2 13.5" x 15", 1 12" x 15" and the smallest 12" x 14.25".
 
Lot 5171

$475

Details: Originally manufactured in the 1940s-50s as product number NB257, this carefully observed porcelain bisque rendering of Golden Crowned Kinglets was made by the noted firm of Boehm in a limited edition of 500, of which this one is #419. This piece measures 10-3/4" high, 7" wide, and 5-1/2" deep. The birds and plant are accurately depicted, with delicate wings and leaf tendrils, and the poppy petals are paper-thin. This sculpture retailed for $375 when originally sold, but is now offered by Replacements, Ltd. for $1449.

The creator, Edward Marshall Boehm (1913-1969), was accorded many awards in his lifetime, but the highest honor came when a wing of the Vatican Museum was named in his memory. This was the first time in its 500-year history that one of the Vatican museums was named for an American, as the others are named for popes and royal families.
Condition / Notes: "Golden Crowned Kinglet with Poppies" is in perfect condition with no damage whatsoever.
 
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