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Lot 5206

$2,500

Title: Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean Performed by Order of the Government of the United States in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806
Author: Meriwether Lewis - Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark. Their mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase, establish trade and sovereignty over the natives near the Missouri River, and claim the Pacific Northwest and Oregon territory for the United States before European nations. They also collected scientific data, and information on indigenous nations. President Thomas Jefferson appointed him Governor of Upper Louisiana in 1806, William Clark - William Clark was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. A native of Virginia, he grew up in prestatehood Kentucky before later settling in what became the state of Missouri. Clark was a planter and slaveholder.

Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States. Before the expedition, he served in a militia and the United States Army. Afterward, he served in a militia and as governor of the Missouri Territory. From 1822 until his death in 1838, he served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown
City: London
Year: 1814
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/663 plus 1 page of publisher's advertisements
Width: 8.75" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: This landmark English printing is widely regarded as superior to the earlier American printing which was published in Philadelphia, also in 1814.

Printing of this volume presented the world with the "definitive account of the most important exploration of the North American continent" (Wagner-Camp), led by Lewis and Clark across the unexplored Louisiana Territory, spanning the entire mid-section of North America from present-day Texas and Louisiana up to Montana and North Dakota. Derived from journal entries of the members of the expedition, including those of both Lewis and Clark, this work details the journey, with descriptions of various Native American tribes, the expedition to what is now Yellowstone National Park, exploration of present-day Texas and more.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. Book shows significant external wear, with detached front board and loss of lower half of spine cover. Loss of material also appears at head of spine. Internally, the book is in excellent condition. The book has seen very little reading or opening and while the half title page and title page show significant wear and one stamp mark, the balance of the text is bright and clean with occasional, light scattered foxing. The fold-out map is believed to be an example of the 1896 printing, bound in. It is intact and bright with no loss, there is a small ¼" separation beginning along the intersection of two fold lines. The single-page maps are complete and intact, and show age toning and foxing. Facing pages to the single-page map plates have taken on some ink and mark transference.
 
Lot 5207

$150

Title: Outre-Mer: or, a Pilgrimage to the Old World by an American
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", "The Song of Hiawatha," and "Evangeline." He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy" and was one of the five Fireside Poets.

Longfellow was born in Portland, Maine, then part of Massachusetts, and studied at Bowdoin College. After spending time in Europe he became a professor at Bowdoin and, later, at Harvard College. His first major poetry collections were "Voices of the Night" (1839) and "Ballads and Other Poems" (1841). Longfellow retired from teaching in 1854 to focus on his writing, living the remainder of his life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a former headquarters of George Washington. His first wife, Mary Potter, died in 1835 after a miscarriage. His second wife, Frances Appleton, died in 1861 after sustaining burns from her dress catching fire. After her death, Longfellow had difficulty writing poetry for a time and focused on his translation. He died in 1882.

Longfellow predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend. He became the most popular American poet of his day and also had success overseas. He has been criticized, however, for imitating European styles and writing specifically for the masses.

Publisher: Richard Bentley
City: London
Year: 1835
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 293 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a rare first English-edition of this work with a presentation inscription by its author on the half title page. Inscription reads "Mrs. W. H. Eliot, / with all good wishes, / from its Author. / Cambridge, July 5, 1837." Mrs. Eliot was the widow of William Havard Eliot (1796-1831) and the mother of historian and educator Samuel Eliot (1821-1898), who graduated from Harvard College in 1839, where Longfellow began teaching in 1836, and whose pupil Eliot was. Longfellow and Samuel Eliot would become lifelong friends.

Long note in pencil appears on blank preliminary page providing details of Longfellow-Eliot relationship. Its is signed S. E. Morison, presumably noted historian Samuel Eliot Morison (1887-1976), the grandson of Samuel Eliot.

Antique volume is bound in half leather with marbled paper-covered boards, raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with chipping at head of spine and minor loss of material at outside corners of boards. Tightly-bound volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Pages display scattered light foxing. Please note that this is volume I only.
 
Lot 5208

$300

Title: L'histoire de l'Amerique
Author: William Robertson - William Robertson FRSE FSA was a Scottish historian, minister of religion, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh.

Robertson was born at the Manse of Borthwick, Midlothian, and educated at Borthwick Parish School, Dalkeith Grammar School, and at the University of Edinburgh (1733–41), where he studied divinity (DD 1759). He became minister at Gladsmuir (East Lothian) in 1743 and later at Lady Yester's Kirk and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. A staunch Presbyterian and Whig, he volunteered to defend the city against the Jacobites led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart in 1745.

Robertson became Royal Chaplain to George III (1761), Principal of the University of Edinburgh (1762), Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1763, and Historiographer Royal in 1764, reviving a role within the Royal household in Scotland that had been in abeyance from 1709 until 1763. He was also a member of The Poker Club.[3] His most notable work was perhaps his History of Scotland 1542 - 1603, begun in 1753 and first published in 1759. He was a significant figure in the Scottish Enlightenment and also of the moderates in the Church of Scotland
Publisher: Panckoucke, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1778
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: A translation into French of first published in London in 1777. A history of the exploration, settlement and conquest of America by the Spanish. Particularly noteworthy for extensive bibliography and explanatory notes that reference rare primary literature, including manuscripts.
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt-lettered labels and gilt ornamentation to spines. Books show moderate external wear, with minor chipping and creasing to spines. Minor loss of material also apparent along edges and at corners. Firmly-bound volumes have marbled endpapers and red edges (final volume lacks rear endpaper). Front pastedowns display antique library bookplates. No other library markings or attachments are visible. Pages show sporadic light foxing. Illustrated with vignettes. Final volume contains intact fold-out plate entitled "Table chronologique de Mexicains." This set has no fold-out maps.

Please note that a two-volume set of this work (published in English in 1790) is also being offered in this auction. See lot 9217.
 
Lot 5209

$140

Title: Album del Marques de la Victoria
Author: Juan Jose Navarro de Viana y Bufalo - Juan Jose de Navarro Viana y Bufalo was a Spanish military officer, Marques de la Victoria and first Captain General of the Spanish Navy.  He was the son of Ignacio de Navarro, a Spanish Army captain and Livia Bufalo, a Sicilian noblewoman.

He entered the Spanish Army at the age of eight and fought in the War of Spanish Succession in Italy. In 1708 he fought the Moors in Oran, where his brother Ramón was killed and his father died in captivity. In 1709 he returned to Spain and fought in the Battle of Almenar and the Battle of Zaragoza, where he was made prisoner by the troops of Guido Starhemberg. 

After the signing of the Peace of Utrecht, he became captain of his late father's company, and participated in the pacification of Catalonia.  After the war, he joined the Navy and at the outbreak of the War of the Quadruple Alliance, he sailed on the Real to Sardinia and Sicily with the Army under the Marquis of Lede, and took part in their conquest as part of the Spanish Navy Marines.

Navarro was also an important author of several books on military theory. Under protection of Jose Patino, he rose through the ranks. In 1732, he participated in the conquest of Oran under the Duke of Montemar and played an important role in covering the landing troops by the use of his naval guns.

In the War of Austrian Succession he won his greatest victory in beating a British fleet in the Battle of Toulon (1744). He was promoted to lieutenant general (Teniente Géneral) and received the title of marques de la Victoria (marquis of Victory).  After the battle his fleet remained locked up in Cartagena, by a fleet of 21 ships under Rear-Admiral William Rowley.

On March 15, 1750 he became Director General of the Armada. Six years later he finished his "Diccionario demostrativo de la configuración y anatomía de toda arquitectura naval moderna." He had entered the Real Academia Española in 1740.

In 1759, he commanded the convoy of 36 ships that brought Charles III, the new King of Spain, from Naples to Spain. His flagship was the El Fenix (80 guns) with his son-in-law Gutierre de Hevia as captain. For this save passage, he received a golden baton and was made Captain General of the Spanish Navy on December 13 of that year. The last assignment of the 80-year-old Marques de la Victoria, was to organize a squadron of nine ships which escorted Infanta Maria Louisa to her husband Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, and brought back Maria Luisa of Parma, who was to marry Charles IV of Spain.
Publisher: Lunwerg Editores
City: Barcelona
Year: 1995
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 20" Height: 28"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition facsimile of this work first published in 1756. This is copy 588 of 1000. This edition was co-published by the Museo Naval de Madrid and Lunwerg Editores, and is dated and signed on chemise flap by the museum director.

Loose sheets in paper chemise are well preserved in a cloth-covered clamshell case.  Illustrated 47-page booklet by Jose Gonzalez Aller is laid in. Text is in Spanish.  Elephant folio is contained with cardboard box.
 
Lot 5210

$60

Title: 17th and 18th Century Ship Models from the Kriegstein Collection
Author: Arnold Kriegstein, Henry Kriegstein
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Florence, Oregon
Year: 2007
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 215 pages
Width: 12.5" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated.
 
Lot 5211

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique tinted lithographs of engravings shown in the corresponding image. These pieces are from the periodicals Leslie's and Harper's Weekly and offer scenes from nineteenth-century New York City, including Sunday afternoon carriage drives down Harlem Lane, tenement life on Mulberry Street, and the Brooklyn entrance of the New York and Brooklyn Suspension-Bridge. One of these works presents a most vivid depiction of a mounted police patrol at 125th Street pursuing a swell team for fast driving. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Matted engravings are well preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are bright. Four of these pieces measures approximately 20.25" x 15.75", with one smaller engraving measuring approximately 14.25" x 13.25".
 
Lot 5212

$60

Title: The Evil Garden: Eduard Blutig's Der Bose Garten in a Translation by Mrs. Regera Dowdy with the Original Pictures of O. Mude
Author: Edward Gorey (Eduard Blutig) - 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: 6" Height: 5"
Condition / Notes: Small stapled volume is bound in original yellow printed wrappers. Previous owner's name is stamped to upper outside corner of verso of front cover. Book is otherwise in excellent condition.
 
Lot 5213

$70

Book Details: This lot consists of books on the early history of the Mohawk Valley of eastern New York and neighboring Saratoga County. These books are shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include histories of two towns, Waterford and Greenfield, biographies of Sir William Johnson, and others. 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 5214

$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 1910. 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 5215

$550

Title: Lady Hamilton oder die Posen-Emma oder vom Dienstmadchen zum Beefsteak a la Nelson: Eine ebenso romanhafte wie auch novelllenschaukelnde durchwachsene Travestie von Alfred Richard Meyer. Fleissigst und fleischigst bebildert von George Grosz
Author: Alfred Richard Meyer
Publisher: Fritz Gurlitt Verlag
City: Berlin
Year: 1923
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 52 pages
Width: 10" Height: 12"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this satirical work, containing 8 full-page lithographs by George Grosz, two of which are signed by the artist. This is number 157 of 300.

Antique volume is bound in original parchment-backed decorated boards with tips of outside corners also in vellum. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and without markings.  Book is preserved in white cardboard chemise with title label to front panel. Chemise shows light soiling.
 
Lot 5216

$50

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique tinted engravings shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are representations of fish and sea mammals, with colored images of herring, sprat, black fish, horse mackerel, silurus parkeri, armed bull head, Norway haddock, garfish, saury pike, the common flying fish, Greenland whale, and a dolphin, among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These prints are in excellent condition, preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are bright. Seven of these matted engravings measure approximately 12.25" x 10.25", the remaining four 11.25" x 9.25".
 
Lot 5217

$25

Details: This lot includes the group of original botanical plates shown in the corresponding image. There are three hand-tinted copperplate engravings are from the illustrated horticultural magazine "The Botanical Register" (1815-1844) with designs by natural history illustrator Sydenham Teast Edwards (1768-1819) and an engraving by Scottish botanical illustrator Elizabeth Blackwell (1707-1758). The plates from the Botanical Register were published by J. Ridgway (1816/1822) and S. Curtis (1844). Plates bear the numbers 77, 631 and 4090 in upper right corner. Blackwell plate does not indicate date of publication or publisher and bears the number 354 in upper right corner.

Condition / Notes: Engravings are affixed to boards and preserved in shrinkwrap. Plates show no tears, perforations, creasing or markings. Colors are bright.
 
Lot 5218

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of paintings shown in the corresponding image(s). These works are made up of two watercolors, with one presenting a placid rural scene, with barn and carriage at its center (30.5" x 24.25"), the second a landscape represented in semi-abstract greens, browns, and blues (measuring approximately 31" x 25.25"), and what appears to be a silkscreen, entitled "Summer Moon Night," offering a colorful depiction of three orange and yellow buildings under a blue sky lit by a bright yellow moon (measuring 30.5" x 24.5"). This last piece is an artist's proof, bearing the mark "E/50." The name of the artist, the most discernible of the three, appears to be James Tatum. All these works have been signed or initialed by the artists and have been professionally matted and framed.

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: All matted paintings are well preserved under glass, within frames that show light wear.
 
Lot 5219

$80

Details: A single Capped Bust half-dollar is offered in this lot. It was minted in 1813, and features a spirited eagle bearing arrows and a shield on the reverse. Other numismatic lots are also listed in this auction.

Condition / Notes: This coins is ungraded, and shows considerable wear. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 5220

$40

Title: The Land of Oz: A Sequel to the Wizard of Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum - Lyman Frank Baum was an American author of children's books, best known for writing "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works predicted such century-later commonplaces as television, laptop computers ("The Master Key"), wireless telephones ("Tik-Tok of Oz"), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations ("Mary Louise in the Country"), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing ("Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work").

Publisher: The Reilly & Lee Co.
City: Chicago
Year: circa 1922
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 286 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.25"
Condition / Notes: This is scarce edition from the 1920's of the second of L. Frank Baum's books set in the Land of Oz, and the sequel to "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (1900). Originally published in 1904 as "The Marvelous Land of Oz: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman," this was the first in a series of 34 Oz titles illustrated by John R. Neill.

Antique volume is bound in pale green cloth with black lettering and pictorial design to spine. Bright color pictorial pastedown to front cover is intact. Book shows light soiling. Lower outside corners are lightly bumped. Front hinge is cracked. Volume has b&w pictorial endpapers. Name of previous owner and date of Dec. 1927 can be seen at top of front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with 12 well-preserved color plates, as well as numerous in-text and full-page b&w illustrations.
 
Lot 5221

$35

Title: The Child's Book on Natural History. Part First
Author: Mrs. E. H. Bullard
Publisher: American Baptist Mission Press
City: Maulmain, Burma
Year: 1846
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: Burmese pagination
Width: 4.5" Height: 5.5"
Book Details: All but title and contents page are printed in Burmese.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in cloth-backed printed paper wrappers, with illustration to front cover showing a family scene. Book shows external wear, with scuffing/light creasing to covers and minor loss of material at outside corners. Binding is tight. Pages display varying degrees of foxing. Illustrated with wood-engraved plates and vignettes.
 
Lot 5222

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. Some of these prints are hand tinted. These engravings present prospects of European cities and views of landmarks. Among the sites presented are St. James Palace and the Customs House in London, and the New Drawbridge Canal in The Hague. Others offer views of Dublin and Edinburgh. A piece from circa 1790 provides a representation of "The Engagement of the Centurion and Acapulco, off Cape Espiritu Santo, in which the latter was taken."

Condition / Notes: These professionally matted engravings are well preserved in shrink wrap. Colors are quite vivid. The largest of these pieces measures approximately 19" x 15.75", the smallest 13" x 17".
 
Lot 5223

$10

Title: The Cradle: A Novel
Author: Patrick Somerville
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: New York
Year: 2009
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 202 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed advance proof of Patrick Somerville's debut novel. Inscription on title page reads "For Dan / All the best, my / friend / Patrick Somerville / 10/08."

Book shows very light shelfwear. Light smudging can be see of verso of front cover and half title page. Interior is otherwise clean and bright.  Typed letter signed by the author and addressed to Dan McCall is laid in, together with the corresponding New York Times book review.

This lot is from the personal estate library of Dan McCall (1940-2012), noted scholar and Cornell professor emeritus, author of over 20 titles, including "Jack the Bear"(1974), which was translated into a dozen languages and made into a feature Hollywood film in 1993. He was a much admired and appreciated professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Cornell, where he taught for over forty years.
 
Lot 5224

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are 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 5225

$90

Title: L'Italie d'hier: notes de voyage, 1855-1856. Entremelees des croquis de Jules de Goncourt jetes sur le carnet de voyage
Author: Edmond de Goncourt, Jules de Goncourt
Publisher: Libraire L. Conquet
City: Paris
Year: 1894
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 287 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10.5"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work that provides an account of a visit to Italy by the Goncourt brothers ( Edmond de Goncourt (1822–96) and Jules de Goncourt (1830–70)), both French naturalism writers who as collaborative sibling authors, were inseparable in life. This is number 10 of 350.

Antique volume has been rebound in vellum with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book is in excellent condition. Original parchmentized covers are present. Binding is tight. Volume has marbled endpapers Interior is clean and without markings. Contains numerous in-text illustrations and full- and double-page color plates by Jules de Goncourt.

Cloth dust jacket with pictorial design showing lemons hanging from branches shows light wear and soiling.
 
Lot 5226

$140

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique magazine compilations shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection includes 1829 issues of The Casket, The Columbian Lady's and Gentlemen's Magazine from 1844 (including a number of hand-colored fashion plates), Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art for January through June of 1850 (with a small number of colored plates), issues of The New Mirror from 1844 and volume VIII of The New-York Mirror and Ladies' Literary Gazette, covering the period from July 10, 1830 to July 2, 1831. 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 the shelf lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws (foxing, tears, detached binding, etc.).
 
Lot 5227

$15

Details: This numismatic lot includes numerous pieces of antique and vintage currency, both coins and bills, from six different nations: the Bahamas, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, and Mexico. There are both older and younger pieces, but most items date from the mid-20th c. Also included is a wool plaid change purse filled with relatively recent Canadian coins. Other numismatic lots are also listed in this auction.

Condition / Notes: This currency is ungraded, and some of the older pieces show considerable wear. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 5228

$55

Details: This lot includes the group of stamps and coins shown in the corresponding image(s). This material includes a complete 1969 coin album from the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization, vintage 1960s-1970s stamps from the People's Republic of China, and panes of recent U.S. stamps. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These items are all in excellent condition. The stamps are all uncirculated and uncanceled. The Chinese stamps in the small brown album appear to be affixed to the pages. The coin album is pristine and complete with uncirculated coins from many countries, and a sheaf of explanatory documentation about them.
 
Lot 5229

$60

Book Details: This lot of vintage and antique estate books has both old and new volumes. The newest is a large, slip-cased book on the work of modern Chinese artist Xu Dongdong; the oldest is an 1813 copy of the Book of Common Prayer. Also included is a leather-bound limited edition copy of "Rip van Winkle," a 19th c. copy of a much earlier work, "Chemical Change in the Eucharist," an 1863 cookbook, and a vintage text on teaching woodworking to children. 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. The leather on the "Rip van Winkle" book is in poor condition. Please examine the photographs carefully.
 
Lot 5230

$55

Details: This lot includes the antique original sketchbook shown in the corresponding image(s). This book contains numerous pencil sketches and drawings, providing images of the landscape, people, and animals of Scotland and England in the late 19th century. A letter attached to inside cover of album, with the letterhead of an A. A. Low, bears the date 1889. Addressee of the letter, and presumable owner of this album is a Mary S. Rathbone (as her name appears written in top margin of what be considered the title page. Said page has the following line written in pencil on an attached sheet "Penciled Tracks of Some Drift Wood from over the Sea." A small drawing of bound sticks appears underneath this line, with the penciled caption "A contribution for the Party - to Mrs. Anderson's Album / on leaving Glasgow, - suggested by her own words. When / speaking of family reverses - "We were just a bundle of Sticks." Drawings appear on cards affixed to pages of album, with captions and dates sometimes written underneath. The art seems to be both an inventory of the sights seen on the trip and a chronicle of its stages, with a number of works providing images of transportation (ship, carriages, wagons). A small number of ephemera are laid in. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Antique scrapbook is bound in brown cloth, with gilt lettering stamped to front cover. Book shows external wear, with moisture markings to head of spine and adjacent areas. Binding is sound. Sketches and drawings are well preserved, without tears or markings.
 
Lot 5231

$45

Details: This lot includes the group of original antique French fashion plates shown in the corresponding image. Among the items in this collection are a copperplate engraving entitled "Habit of a Young Lady of France in 1581" (circa 1790, with the number 128 in the lower right corner) and illustrations from the magazine Journal des Demoiselles from the 1880's. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These professionally matted fashion plates are in excellent condition, preserved in shrinkwrap. Colors are vivid. Journal des Demoiselles plates measure approximately 13.5" x 16.25", the older and smaller piece12" x 15" (trace of foxing appears near upper edge of plate).
 
Lot 5232

$35

Title: Modelling Late Victorian Battleships
Author: Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photos, diagrams and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.
 
Lot 5233

$200

Title: Roughing It - Mark Twain
Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age",[2] and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".[3]
Publisher: American Publishing Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1872
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 591 pages plus 1 page of advertisement
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather. Book has re-attached boards with reinforced corners. New leather spine has been dyed to match original leather. Spine displays raised bands and gilt lettering to label. Exterior shows mild wear. Binding is tight, with linen inner hinges and hand-made paper endpapers. Pages are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated.

The following points are present in this edition:
- The word "my" on page ix has an imperfect first letter.
- The word "my" on page 19 has extra ink at the top of second letter.
- The word "trees" on page 156 has a capital "t".
- The word "thirteenth" in note on page 156 appears in lieu of "sixteenth."
- Lines 20 and 21 of page 242 lack the words "he" and "his."
- A capital "E" appears in "eastern" on page 330.
- Advertisement appears on page 592.
 
Lot 5234

$100

Title: Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield: Consisting of Letters to His Friends , Never Before Printed, and Various Other Articles. To Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life, Tending To Illustrate the Civil, Literary, and Political History of His Time
Author: Matthew Maty
Publisher: Edward and Charles Dilly
City: London
Year: 1777
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 10" Height: 12"
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands and gilt lettering to spines. Books show external wear, with second volume presenting small blemishes to front cover. Tightly-bound volumes have marbled endpapers. Antique bookplate bearing the family crest of the Marquis of Donegall appears on front pastedown. Another bookplate can be seen on blank preliminary page with crest of Sir Thomas Gage. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with plates.
 
Lot 5235

$45

Title: The Yachtsman's Annual Guide & Nautical Calendar for 1909
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The J. K. Waters Co., Publishers and Printers
City: Boston
Year: 1909
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 356 pages plus 12 pages of indices
Width: 7.25" Height: 10.25"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth with decorative title design in form of compass to front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated, with flags of principal maritime countries and of yacht clubs and associations reproduced in color. There are numerous fold-out charts of harbors, ports and coastlines. Almost all are well preserved. (that of Boston shows small tear at one side, that of Newport shows several tears).
 
Lot 5236

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image(s). This material consists of New York Times midweek pictorials and rotogravures from 1920-1922, most of which features star baseball players, such as Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, John McGraw, and the 1922 Giants. Other topics, such as the civil war in Ireland and Lillian Gish, are also covered. 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, such as tattered corners or bindings. Please examine the photos carefully.
 
Lot 5237

$110

Title: The Abridgement of the American Gazetteer, Exhibiting in Alphabetical Order, a Compendious Account of the States, Provinces, Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages, Rivers, Bays, Harbours, Gulfs, Sounds, Capes, Mountains, Forts, Indian Tribes & New Discoveries on the American Continent and Its Appendant Islands; Particularly the West -Indies Describing the Extent, Boundaries, Population, Government, Productions, Commerce, Manufactures, Curiosities, &c. of the Several Countries and of Their Important Civil Divisions- and the Longitude and Latitude, the Bearing and Distances, from Noted Places, of the Cities, Towns, and Villages. To Which Is Annexed an Accurate of All of the Post-Offices in the United States
Author: Jedidiah Morse
Publisher: Thomas and Andrews
City: Boston
Year: 1798
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 388 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to spine label and gilt ornamental designs. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's signature is visible on front pastedown. Pages display foxing. Fold-out frontispiece map of North America is intact.
 
Lot 5238

$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 are similar but not identical in size, and the largest among them measures 16" x 14-12". 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 5239

$25

Title: The Pooh Perplex: A Freshman Casebook
Author: Frederick C. Crews -
Frederick Campbell Crews is an award-winning American essayist, literary critic, author, and Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He received popular attention for "The Pooh Perplex" (1963), a book of satirical essays parodying contemporary casebooks. Initially a proponent of psychoanalytic literary criticism, Crews later moved away from, and in the early 1980s rejected psychoanalysis, going on to criticize Freud's scientific and ethical standards. Crews became a prominent critic of Freud during the "Freud wars" of the 1980s and 90s, which debated the Viennese psychoanalyst's reputation, scholarship and impact on the 20th century.

Crews has also published a variety of skeptical and rationalist essays, including book reviews and commentary for The New York Review of Books, on a variety of topics including Freud's work and recovered memory therapy, both of which were published as separate collections. Crews has also published several successful handbooks on the English language.
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1963
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/150 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed third printing of this work on A. A. Milne's classic series. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Dan / You Prick! / Always - / Fred."  Volume shows light external wear. Interior is clean and without markings. With in-text illustrations by E. H. Shepard.  Price-clipped dust jacket displays light shelfwear.

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