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Lot 6001

$150

Title: Personal Memoris of P. H. Sheridan. General United States Army
Author: Philip Henry Sheridan - Philip Henry Sheridan was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox.

Sheridan prosecuted the later years of the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen, he was instrumental in the development and protection of Yellowstone National Park. In 1883 Sheridan was appointed general-in-chief of the U.S. Army, and in 1888 he was promoted to the rank of General of the Army during the term of President Grover Cleveland.
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1888
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spines and front covers. A pictorial design featuring general mounted on running horse appears stamped in gold on the front covers. The books show moderate external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. The bindings are sound. These volumes contain tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits of the author and additional plates, as well as a variety of maps, including well-preserved fold-out maps.
Lot 6002

$700

Title: Die griechisch-agyptische Sammlung von Ernst von Sieglin
Author: Carl Watzinger, Joseph Vogt
Editor: Ernst von Sieglin - Ernst von Sieglin was a Stuttgart businessman and a patron of the arts. Sieglin financed excavations in Alexandria between 1898 and 1902, where the multistoried underground necropolis at Kom-Esch-Schukafa was explored, as well as excavations at the serapeum, in the royal quarter and in the district of Hadra. The findings were published at Sieglin's expense in a multi-volume work entitled "Expedition Ernst von Sieglin, Ausgrabungen in Alexandria." A second Sieglin expedition to Egypt took place between 1909 and 1914, under the direction of Georg Steindorff, and discovered the funerary temple of Khepri in Giza.
Publisher: Druck und Verlag von Giesecke & Devrient
City: Leipzig
Year: 1924-1927
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: No
Width: 13" Height: 18"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set consists of the text and plate volume for the second part of the second volume of this multi-volume work entitled "Expedition Ernst Sieglin: Ausgrabungen in Alexandria." Both of these volumes are entitled "Terrakotten." An additional volume, part 1b of this second part, is a plate volume entitled "Malerei und Plastik." It should be noted that the text volume of the set devoted to the terracotta has a smaller format, measuring approximately 9.25" x 12.25".

These volumes are bound in white cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate ornamentation stamped in gold. The books show external wear, with (light) soiling and rubbing to the covers, as well as darkening to the spines. The flaps of the plate volumes exhibit light foxing, with the bottom flap of both displaying significant tearing at the fold. The books are solidly bound. These volumes are adorned with gilt edges and decoratively patterned endpapers. The interiors are clean and bright. This work is lavishly illustrated, with numerous textual illustrations and tissue-guarded engraved plates.

These volumes have been collated and were found to be complete. The second part of the first volume consists of seven numbered introductory pages, followed by 109 plates. Three of these plates are in color. Part 1B of the second volume contains 50 plates. Plate 50 has a small closed tear at the right edge, measuring approximately 3/4" in length. The second part of the second volume consists of sixteen numbered introductory pages, followed by 206 numbered pages of text. It should be noted that a number of the plates in this work exhibit very light foxing in the margins that does not affect the actual image.
Lot 6003

$150

Title: The Grapes of New York
Author: U. P. Hedrick - Ulysses Prentiss Hedrick was an American botanist and horticulturist who specialized in spermatophytes. His main interest was cultivated fruit trees and he published a number of volumes dealing with such fruits as cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1908
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/564 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 12.25"
Book Details: This is the second in the series of fruit publications by the New York Agricultural Experiment Station. "The Grapes of New York" offers a comprehensive survey of both table grape and wine grape varieties grown in the state, and the volume is justly celebrated for its detailed color illustrations. The work is illustrated with 101 magnificent full-color plates.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. This book shows age/wear indications, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. The hinges are cracked. The pages show mild age toning and occasional spotting, mostly in the margins. This work offers a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Edward Stanford Rogers. The plates show occasional toning and with vivid coloring.
Lot 6004

$120

Title: A Year in Spain
Author: Alexander Slidell Mackenzie - Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, born Alexander Slidell, was a U.S. naval officer most famous for his 1842 decision to execute three suspected mutineers aboard a ship under his command, the USS Somers. Mackenzie was also an accomplished man of letters, producing several volumes of travel writing and biographies of early important U.S. naval figures, some of whom he knew personally. Mackenzie was the brother of U.S. Senator John Slidell of Louisiana, who was later involved in the American Civil War's "Trent Affair."

Mackenzie was captain of the USS Somers when it became the only U.S. Navy ship to undergo a mutiny which led to executions, including Philip Spencer, the nineteen-year-old son of the Secretary of War John C. Spencer. Mackenzie's handling of the Somers Affair, including its lack of a lawful court martial, was controversial; the incident was described at length in Vina Delmar's novel "The Big Family." It also inspired the novella "Billy Budd" by American author Herman Melville. The Somers Affair also led to the founding of the United States Naval Academy. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1836
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated third edition, enlarged.

These volumes are bound in textured green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spines. This set displays external wear, with spine covers showing chipping and tearing. Minor loss of material is visible at the lightly bumped outside corners. The covers are mildly soiled and rubbed. The bindings are sound. A previous owner's signature can be seen on the front flyleaf of the second volume. The interiors exhibit light foxing throughout, with heavier foxing at the ends of the volumes. All three volumes have an additional title page, with a tissue-guarded vignette.
Lot 6005

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique American Geographical Society publications shown in the corresponding images.

This collection of hardbound volumes from the American Geographical Society includes volumes I and II of "Bering's Voyages," volumes I through III of "Practical Hints to Scientific Travellers," and numerous special publications, including "China: Land of Famine," "Discovery of the Amazon," "Two Polar Maps with Text," and "The Colorado Delta.

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Condition / Notes: These antique volumes, all bound in gray cloth with black title labels bearing stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover, range between approximately 5.25" by 8" and 11.5" by 10.5". The volumes show some light toning to the pages and exteriors. The volumes include photographic plates, diagrams, and some color fold-out maps.
Lot 6006

$175

Title: Incidents of Travel in Yucatan
Author: John L. Stephens - John Lloyd Stephens was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America and in the planning of the Panama railroad.

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1858
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: "[The author's] work embraces a journey of nearly three thousand miles in the interior of Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, including visits to eight ruined cities, with full illustrations from drawings taken on the spot by Mr. Catherwood." (From the preface)
Condition / Notes: This is the tenth edition of this work. The antique set is bound in half-leather with marbled paper covers as well as stamped gilt lettering and raised bands on the spines. There is moderate to heavy external rubbing and toning, most pronounced at the edges and corners. The bindings are sound. The text blocks are adorned with marbled edges and endpapers, with the armorial bookplate of Theodore D. McCown on the front patsedowns.The pages display moderate foxing and age toning.

These books are richly illustrated with 120 engravings and one folding map. Each volume contains a frontispiece, including a double-page spread in the second volume.
Lot 6007

$175

Title: A Tramp Abroad - 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", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".

Publisher: American Publishing Company
City: Hartford, Connecticut
Year: 1880
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 631 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: A Tramp Abroad is a work of travel literature, including a mixture of autobiography and fictional events, by American author Mark Twain, published in 1880. The book details a journey by the author, with his friend Harris (a character created for the book, and based on his closest friend, Joseph Twichell), through central and southern Europe. While the stated goal of the journey is to walk most of the way, the men find themselves using other forms of transport as they traverse the continent. The book is the third of Mark Twain's five travel books and is often thought to be an unofficial sequel to the first one, The Innocents Abroad.

As the two men make their way through Germany, the Alps, and Italy, they encounter situations made all the more humorous by their reactions to them. The narrator (Twain) plays the part of the American tourist of the time, believing that he understands all that he sees, but in reality understanding none of it. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition, second state of this work, containing the frontispiece captioned "Titian's Moses." This antique volume has blindstamped cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the front cover and spine. This book shows external wear, with light soiling to the covers, mild rubbing and two small tears at the top of the front gutter. The bottom edge of the spine cover has some fraying. A small stain is visible in the lower right corner of the front cover. The front hinge is cracked. The first signature is becoming loose. The frontispiece portrait of Mark Twain faces the second-state frontispiece "Titian's Moses." The pages show mild to moderate age toning and some light marginal spotting. This work is profusely illustrated with vignettes and plates after William Fr. Brown, True Williams, B. Day, and Twain himself, among others.
Lot 6008

$250

Title: The Cave Temples of India.
Author: James Burgess - James Burgess CIE FRSE FRGS MRAS LLD (1832– October 1916), was the founder of The Indian Antiquary in 1872 and an important archaeologist of India in the nineteenth century. He did educational work in Calcutta, 1856 and Bombay, 1861, and was Secretary of the Bombay Geographical Society 1868-73. He was Head of the Archaeological Survey, Western India, 1873, and of South India, 1881. From 1886-89 he was Director General, Archaeological Survey of India (information courtesy of Wikipedia)., James Fergusson - James Fergusson FRS was a Scottish architectural historian, mainly remembered for his interest in Indian historical architecture and antiquities. He was an important figure in the 19th century rediscovery of ancient India. He was originally a businessman, and though not formally trained as an architect, designed some buildings and decorative schemes. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: W. H. Allen & Co./Trubner & Co./E. Stanford/W. Griggs
City: London
Year: 1880
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/534
Width: 8.25" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: James Fergusson, after making his fortune in Calcutta, devoted the rest of his life, from about 1845 onward, to his passion for Indian architecture.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in half brown morocco leather with brown cloth boards. The spine has five raised bands and a gilt-lettered spine label.

This book has a separated front board, which is repaired with tape at the front hinge. Tape is also present at the rear hinge. The volume displays external wear, with a few faint abrasions and light rubbing to the extremities. The text block is solid, and the volume is adorned with a gilt top edge and marbled endpapers. Age toning can be seen at the edges of the text block. The rear paste-down shows some scuffing at the bottom edge.

Library notations and blind stamp are present on the title page and copyright page. The interior pages are otherwise clean and without markings. The work is illustrated with photo lithograph plates at the rear, as well as some in-text and full-page illustrations. A well-preserved fold-out map is also present. This volume has an index.
Lot 6009

$120

Title: Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800
Author: Raymond John Howgego
Publisher: Hordern House
City: Sydney
Year: 2003
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 1168 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a mint condition copy of this work, still preserved in the original plastic wrap. The large quarto features a full-color dust jacket.
Lot 6010

$80

Title: A Farewell to Arms
Author: Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Additional works, including three novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works, were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1929
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 355 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This first trade edition states 1929 on the bottom of the title page. The copyright page has a matching copyright date of 1929 and the Scribner's seal on the bottom.

This antique volume is bound in black cloth with a printed paper label to spine and front cover. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers, rubbing/scratching to the labels and faint stains to the rear cover. The binding is sound. A small ink marking appears in one of the margins of page 62. Very light spotting can be seen on the front flyleaf and preliminary pages. The interior is otherwise clean and without markings.
Lot 6011

$40

Title: Frühe Bewegung: Untersuchungen zur archaischen Form bis zum Aufkommen der Ponderation in der griechischen Kunst. Einfuhrung und Uberblick.
Author: Ilse Kleemann
Publisher: Verlag Philipp von Zabern
City: Mainz am Rhein
Year: 1984
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: No
Width: 11" Height: 14"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first volume of this work, in two parts: a volume of text with 68 photographic plates, and a larger portfolio case of 42 loose fold-out plans. The volume is bound in blue cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. The book and the matching portfolio show light rubbing concentrated at the extremities. The binding is solid. The pages, plates, and plans are clean and without markings.
Lot 6012

$25

Title: Die Kupferzeit als historische Epoche: Symposium Saarbrucken und Otzenhausen 6.-13.11.1988
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Jan Lichardus
Publisher: Dr. Rudolf Habelt GMBH
City: Bonn
Year: 1991
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 12.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: These are parts I and II of volume 55 of the series Saarbrucker Beitrage zur Altertumskunde.

This set is bound in brown cloth, with black lettering to the spines and front covers. The books show light shelfwear. The bindings are firm. The interiors are clean and bright. This works contain numerous illustrations, maps, charts and tables.
Lot 6013

$225

Title: Les temples Ramessides et Saites de la XIXe a la XXXe dynastie
Author: Gustave Jequier - Gustave Jequier, born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in 1868 and died in 1946 in the same city, was an Egyptologist and one of the first archaeologists to excavate ancient Persian cities in what is now Iran. He was a member of Jacques de Morgan's 1901 Susa expedition, which led to the discovery of the famous Code of Hammurabi, now on display in the Louvre.

Jequier began his career under the guidance of the Egyptologists Gaston Maspero and Jacques de Morgan, and specialized in the Predynastic Period. He participated in major excavations sponsored by the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

He excavated sites at Saqqara, such as the pyramid of Ibi and the pyramid of Khendjer, at Dahshur, Lisht, and Mazghuna.

His work on the Pyramid Texts was a significant step forward in the understanding of these religious works. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)



Publisher: Editions Albert Morance
City: Paris
Year: c. 1920
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 11 pages plus 80 plates
Width: 14.75" Height: 20.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique plate portfolio has color printed paper-covered boards with a red cloth backstrip There are red cloth ties at the edges. There is mild smudging and toning to the exterior, as well as minor edge wear. The portfolio is intact. The work consists of an unbound folio brochure with introductory text, and 80 photographic and diagrammatic plates, loose as issued. The plates and pages show mild age toning and occasional marginal smudging.
Lot 6014

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the "Manuscrits enlumines et livres precieux" catalogues shown in the corresponding images.

This lot contains the twenty-ninth (1320-1930) and thirty-first (1280-1930) catalogues from the library of Patrick and Elisabeth Sourget. The lavishly-illustrated catalogues (of 168 and 154 items, respectively) contain detailed descriptions. The books offered are on a variety of subjects including architecture, natural history, illuminated manuscripts, and literature.

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Condition / Notes: These 2004-2005 catalogues show well, with their original illustrated stiff wrappers and vivid color illustrations on clean, bright pages. The volumes measure approximately 8.75" by 11.75". Price lists are laid-in at the front of each volume.
Lot 6015

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique books on archaeology shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Fonctions des cavernes cretoises," "Schede del Museo Nazionale," and "Le Terremare."

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear, detaching/detached boards, and moisture markings. We identify any advanced flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. "Fonctions des cavernes cretoises" is separated in the plate section.
Lot 6016

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique books on Greco-Roman ceramics shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "A Handbook of Attic Red-Figured Vases," "Griechische Vasenmalerei," and "The Red-Figured Vases of Lucania, Campania, and Sicily."

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, chipping, and light scattered foxing. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 6017

$130

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique bound periodical shown in the corresponding images.

This bound compilation of "Harper's Weekly" issues contains "London" by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold, "Making Hay" by Winslow Homer, and an account of the Stanley expedition in search of Dr. Livingstone in Africa.

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Condition / Notes: This book displays some age/wear indications, including age toning, chipping, detached boards, exterior wear, and detached/detaching pages. This volume is lacking a spine cover.
Lot 6018

$100

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on archaeology shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "A Catalogue of Oriental Cylinder Seals and Impressions"; "Old Babylonian Omen Texts" by Albrecht Goetze (Yale University Press, 1947); and "Excavations in the Cemetery at Khirbet Kufin, Palestine."

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear, moisture markings, and detaching/detached boards/wrappers. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 6019

$10

Title: Sextiotal: Bilder ur Pressens Bilds arkiv
Author: Jan Lundgren
Publisher: Max Strom
City: Stockholm
Year: 2002
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 141 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in yellow paper-covered boards, with stamped black lettering to the spine. The book is in excellent condition. This work is illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, including numerous full- and double-page photos. The dust jacket displays light shelfwear.
Lot 6020

$90

Title: The Peacock Thrones of the World: A Reference Anthology
Author: uncredited author
Editor: K. R. N. Swamy, Meera Ravi
Publisher: Maharaja Features Pvt. Ltd.
City: Bombay
Year: 1993
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 372 pages plus 19 color plates
Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: This anthology offers a unique pictorial record of the Peacock Thrones and their history. The meticulous research from Moghul, Persian, British, and German sources makes this piece an invaluable reference source for both the jewellery art scholar and the reader looking to indulge in the history of when grand rulers reveled in opulent splendor.
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in blue cloth covers with very mild rubbing at the extremities. The binding is solid. The light gray endpapers show some small smudges. The pages are clean and bright. The work contains four black-and-white illustrations and nineteen color plates.

This volume has its original illustrated dust jacket, well-preserved in paper-backed mylar.
Lot 6021

$110
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Inventaire commente des ivoires pheniciens et apparentes decouverts dans le Proche-Orient by Christiane Decamps de Mertzenfeld - Dated 1954 by E. de Boccard, EditeurThis volume comprises loose plates and a title page, all contained within a clamshell case. This case is bound in printed paper wrappers, with a red cloth backstrip. The exterior shows light age toning and scattered smudging to the rear cover. The interior pages are clean and bright.
- La prehistoire orientale by Jacques de Morgan - Dated 1925 by Librairie orientaliste Paul Geuthner Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes - This set includes the following three volumes:

1. Géneralités
2. L'Egypte et l'Afrique du Nord
3. L'Asia antérieure.

These antique volumes are bound in printed paper wrappers, with lettering in black on the rear cover and spine, and black and red on the front cover. The exteriors show moderate smudging/soiling and mild chipping, most evident along the spines. The bindings are sound. The pages show light age toning. A small number of pages exhibit light marginalia/underlining in pencil.

This work contains a number of in-text illustrations.
Lot 6022

$110

Title: Rajden Gar: skogslapparna i vittangi skildrade i ord och bild
Author: Ernst Manker - Ernst Mauritz Manker (20 March 1893 – 1 February 1972) was a Swedish ethnographer, known for his work on Sami history and ethnography. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Lars Hokerbergs Bokforlag
City: Stockholm
Year: 1934
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 207 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has half-leather boards, with marbled paper covers and stamped gilt lettering on the spine. The front board is partially separated; the rear hinge is cracked. There is heavy rubbing at the edges and corners. The text block is solid. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and scattered moisture marking, mostly at the edges. The work includes 143 photographs of Lapland life and culture in northern Sweden, Norway, and Finland.
Lot 6023

$20

Title: Animal Farm
Author: George Orwell - Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by clarity, intelligence and wit, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and belief in democratic socialism.

Considered perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" (1949) and the allegorical novella "Animal Farm" (1945), which together have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. His book "Homage to Catalonia" (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, is widely acclaimed, as are his numerous essays on politics, literature, language and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

Orwell's work continues to influence popular and political culture, and the term Orwellian—descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices—has entered the vernacular with several of his neologisms, such as doublethink, thoughtcrime, and thought police
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
City: New York
Year: 1946
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 118
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "Animal Farm" is an allegorical and dystopian novella by George Orwell, first published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union (information courtesy of Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: This vintage volume is bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine. The rear board displays a small circular indentation about 1/4" from the bottom edge and 1/4" from the rear gutter, presumably indicating a book of the month club edition. The binding is firm. The text block shows mild age toning. The interior pages are clean and bright. The intact dust jacket is preserved in mylar, with light wear to the edges and mild foxing present on the rear panel and inner flaps. No price is listed on the dust jacket.
Lot 6024

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique Near Eastern archaeology books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "A Sumerian Palace and the 'A' Cemetery at Kish, Mesopotamia," "Figurines et ceramiques anatoliennes," "Iranische Bronzen der Sammlung Beitz," and "Tablettes juridiques et administratives de la III dynastie d'Ur," which is inscribed by the author.

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, minor chipping, faint soiling, and edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 6025

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible estate books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "A Dialogue Between Timothy and Philatheus: In Which the Principles and Projects of a Late Whimsical Book, Intitl'd (The Rights of the Christian Chuch.) are Fairly Stated and Answer'd in Their Kinds: Vol. II" with authorship attributed to "a Layman" (Printed for Bernanrd Lintott, 1710); "De l'usage et de la politesse dans le monde"; and "The Pharos."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including detached boards and toning. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 6026

$20

Title: Marine Art & Antiques: Jack Tar, A Sailor's Life 1750-1910
Author: J. Welles Henderson, Rodney P. Carlisle
Publisher: Antique Collectors' Club
City: Woodbridge, England
Year: 1999
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 287 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: From the dust jacket flap:

"The author focuses on the 'ordinary' seamen in the American and British navies who manned and worked the ships and he follows their story through manuscripts, journals, diaries, log books, rare books, paintings, prints, sketches, wood carvings, ceramics, textiles, scrimshaw, medals, instruments, ship models, statues and photographs. Each chapter deals with separate aspects of a seaman's life aboard ship and ashore in the age of sail and early steam covering the period from about 1750 through to about 1910."
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. There is tape at the top and bottom edges of the front cover. The exterior shows light shelf wear at the extremities. The volume is adorned with pictorial endpapers. The pages are clean and bright. The work is profusely illustrated in color.

The volume has its original illustrated dust jacket, well-preserved in paper-backed mylar.
Lot 6027

$55

Title: California Voyages: 1539-1541
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Henry R. Wagner
Publisher: John Howell
City: San Francisco
Year: 1925
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 95
Width: 7" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This volume contains translations from the original documents of the voyages of Francisco de Ulloa, Hernando de Alarcon and Francisco de Bolanos.


Condition / Notes: This work is Volume III, No. 4 of the "Quarterly of the California Historical Society." This antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine. The book shows minor external wear, with scattered faint scuffing and a few faint ripples in the cloth on the back cover. The gilt lettering on the spine is faded. The binding is firm. The text block displays very mild age toning. Faint rippling is present on the front paste-down. The interior is clean and bright, and the text is illustrated with eight full-page prints of maps. This volume contains an index.
Lot 6028

$120

Title: My Sixty Years on the Plains: Trapping, Trading, and Indian Fighting
Author: William Thomas Hamilton
Editor: E. T. Sieber
Publisher: Forest and Stream Publishing Co.
City: New York
Year: 1905
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 244 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in textured red cloth, with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. An oval pastedown with a b&w photo portrait of the author appears on the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. The binding is cracked between preliminary pages. The pages display occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author and seven plates with full-page illustrations by Charles M. Russell, renowned artist of the Old American West.
Lot 6029

$175

Title: Le petit temple d'Abou Simbel : "Nofretari pour qui se leve le Dieu-soleil"
Author: Ch Kuentz, Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt - Christiane Desroches Noblecourt was a French Egyptologist. She was the author of many books on Egyptian art and history and was also known for her role in the preservation of the Nubian temples from flooding caused by the Aswan Dam. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Centre de documentation et d'etude sur l'ancienne Egypte
City: Cairo
Year: 1968
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 13" Height: 17.25"
Book Details: Contents: I : Etude archeologique et epigraphique : essai d'interpretation. II : Planches
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work, with an inscription at the top of the front flyleaf of the first volume reading "Pour comprendre le secret des deux Speos de Ramses / Ch. Desroches Noblecourt."

This set is made up of a small (11.25" x 14.25") and a large folio (13" x 17.25").

These volumes are bound in their original pale blue
moiré silk covers, with color insets to the front covers and stamped gilt lettering to the spines. The books show minor external wear, with light shelfwear to the covers, including sunning to the spines and the extremities of the covers. The bindings are firm. The volumes are adorned with pictorial endpapers. The pages are clean and bright. The edges of the text block of both volumes exhibit light scattered foxing. This work is profusely illustrated with b&w photographic plates, full-page illustrations, and diagrams.

The foreword is bilingual in Arabic and French; the main text is in French.
Lot 6030

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the books on books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "The Collection of Books, Manuscripts & Autograph Letters in the Library of Jean and Donald Stralem," "The Rare Books and Manuscripts Collected by the Late A. Edward Newton," and "Incunabula in Bridwell Library."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including detaching/detached boards, toning, and mild foxing. Please note that "The Edward A. Norton" collection contains newspaper clippings taped in at the rear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 6031

$40

Title: Albert Schloss's Bijou Almanacs, 1839-1843
Author: Albert Schloss, Iain Bain
Publisher: Nattali & Maurice
City: London
Year: 1969
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 19/16 unnumbered pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: Albert Schloss was one of the great miniature book printers. The steel plates for five of his almanacs were discovered in the 1960s and reprinted.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition, being number 130 out of 150. The limitation information is visible on the copyright page.

This vintage volume is bound in quarter white cloth with red cloth boards, with gilt lettering on the back strip. The exterior is well-preserved, with only very light scuffs appearing on the front and rear covers. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and without markings. This work is profusely illustrated with black and white plates, one of which is tissue guarded. A plate is tipped in at the rear of the volume from the 1843 almanac.

The intact dust jacket, with price of 8.8 pounds listed on the front flap, shows faint creasing and scattered light soiling. The edges are mildly worn, and an abrasion can be seen on the front panel, measuring roughly 5". This abrasion, as well as another abrasion barely visible on the spine panel of the dust jacket, have been repaired on the verso with tape.
Lot 6032

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the estate books shown in the corresponding images.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 6033

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the Japanese art books shown in the corresponding images.

The two volumes present are:

"The Exhibition Of Children's Toy Books From The Lilly Library." (Japan: Asahi Shimbun, 1991). First edition. Paperback. This is a catalogue of an exhibition in Japan, with text in Japanese and a six-page list of items exhibited in English.

"Light Through Clouds: Modern Japanese Painting" Jeffrey Cline and William Knospe (Seattle: Kagedo Japanese Art, 2005). 229 pp. This work is profusely illustrated in color. It contains catalogue lists and illustrates 61 works.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes are in excellent condition. They contains numerous vividly-colored illustrations and photographs.

"Children's Toy Books" is a paperback quarto with green illustrated wraps, 85 pages.

"Light Through Clouds" is a hardcover folio with the original dust jacket preserved in paper-backed mylar.
Lot 6034

$90

Title: The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore
Author: Thomas Moore - Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer." He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore.
Publisher: Published by Leavitt & Allen
City: New York
Year: c. 1857
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 639 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique volume is bound in blind-stamped leather, with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover, as well as raised bands. There is rubbing and wear at the corners and gutters. The binding is solid. The text block is adorned with gilt edges. The book has marbled endpapers. The frontispiece portrait depicts Moore. The pages show moderate scattered moisture marking. The volume is illustrated with tissue-guarded steel engravings.
Lot 6035

$25

Title: Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Pacific Northwest: An Illustrated Review of the Growth and Development of the Maritime Industry, from the Advent of the Earliest Navigators to the Present Time, with Sketches and Portraits of a Number of Well Known Marine Men
Author: uncredited author
Editor: E. W. Wright
Publisher: Antiquarian Press Ltd.
City: New York
Year: 1961
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/494 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 13"
Book Details: Tweney writes of the 1895 first edition: "This is an encyclopedic account of the men and ships -- both steam and sail -- that have contributed to the history of the Pacific Northwest. Hundreds of illustrations review the growth and development of the maritime industry from the earliest navigators and explorers to the present time, with sketches and portraits of a number of well known marine men. It is an indispensable book in any collection relating to the Pacific Northwest."

Howes W693; Smith 11218; Tweney 87.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition, one of 750 copies: a reprint with corrections of the first edition.

This volume is bound in the publisher's gray cloth, with a blue pictorial stamp of a clipper ship on the front cover and the spine titled in gilt. This volume is preserved in a plain cellophane wrapper. The book is in excellent condition. This work contains numerous textual illustrations, including many portraits.
Lot 6036

$175

Book Details: This lot consists of the collectible books on history, photography, and philosophy shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Ching-Te-Chen: Views of a Porcelain City" by Robert Tichane (New York State Institute for Glaze Research, 1983); "Inni Di Epiduaro"; and a two-volume set of "Arquimedas: Obras Escogidas" (Real Sociedad Matematica Espanola, 2006), numbered 1284 out of 1499, where one volume is a facsimile in Greek, and the other is an annotated translation of the facsimile in Spanish. Both volumes are gilt-decorated and housed in a handsome slipcase.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including light creasing. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 6037

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique literature shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Animal Farm," "The Last Trail," and "On the Trail of Don Quixote."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, edge wear, and minor chipping. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 6038

$10

Title: Jaccard's G. A. R. Guide to the City of St. Louis
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Smith & Owens Printing Co.
City: St. Louis
Year: 1887
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: This pamphlet is a guide to St. Louis for members of the Grand Army of the Republic reunion in St. Louis in September, 1887. It contains lists of hotels, sights, and means of transportation, as well as a chronicle of casualties in the Civil War from beginning to end.
Condition / Notes: This antique pamphlet is bound in pink paper wrappers, with an illustrated front cover depicting soldiers, presumably of the Grand Army of the Republic, firing a cannon.

The pamphlet displays external wear, with significant chipping to the rear wrapper. Loss from chipping is present at the upper corners and lower right corner. The text block is sound. The interior pages are clean and bright. The pamphlet contains some illustrated advertisements, one of which, at the rear, is colored.
Lot 6039

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique books on the history of the orient shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Chinese Characteristics," "The Peoples and Politics of the Far East," and "Red Star Over China."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear, toning, and detaching/detached boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 6040

$80

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique Egyptology reference books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Egypt Subject Catalogue," a number of indexes to the Egypt Exploration Fund's archaeological reports, and "Bibliography: 1926-1976" by Henry Field.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning and edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 6041

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique archaeology books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Grossplastik aus Bronze in Olympia," "Mallia," and "A Sculptured Vase from Guatemala."

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, chipping, edge wear, light soiling, and detached/detaching wrappers and boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 6042

$140

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique Egyptology books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Recueil de travaux relatifs a la philologie et a l'archeologie egyptiennes et assyriennes," "The Cypriote Bronze Age Pottery Found in Egypt," and "Paleolithic Man and the Nile Valley in Nubia and Upper Egypt."

Also present in this lot are two books in Arabic, one of which is the eighth part of "Kitab at-tanbih wa'l-ischraf" by al-Masudi.

It should be noted that a number of these are large-format volumes.

This collection of books is from the holdings of Archaeologia Books and Prints. Established in 1983, Archaeologia was known for providing scholarly books of quality on the archaeology of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, Greece & Rome, and the Pre-Columbian Americas. Several sessions from this fine inventory will be offered over the coming months.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning and edge wear. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 6043

$70

Title: The Gigantick Histories of Thomas Boreman
Author: Wilbur Macey Stone - Wilbur Macey Stone was an American collector of children's books (courtesy of socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu).
Publisher: The Southworth Press
City: Portland, Maine
Year: 1933
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 41
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: This volume contains a bibliography of editions, illustrations, and a history of this 18th century English publisher of miniature children's books.
Condition / Notes: This volume is a scarce, author-signed limited edition, being copy number 189 of 250. The limitation notice can be found at the rear of the volume. This exceedingly well-preserved volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with a black cloth backstrip and gilt lettering to the spine. The title is printed on a paper cover label. The binding is firm, and the interior is clean. This work is illustrated with prints of frontispieces, title pages, and illustrations from miniature children's books published by Thomas Boreman in the 18th century.
Lot 6044

$70

Title: Cuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets, &c. in the British Museum
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: British Museum, Printed by Order of the Trustees
City: London
Year: 1903-1905
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 5 Full Set: No
Width: 9" Height: 14"
Book Details: "The [British Museum's] collection of cuneiform tablets is among the most important in the world. It contains approximately 130,000 texts and fragments and is perhaps the largest collection outside of Iraq." (From the British Museum's website)
Condition / Notes: This lot includes volumes 17-21 of this series.

These antique volumes are bound in gray paper-covered boards, with cloth backstrips, and black lettering on the front covers. The exteriors show moderate wear, including spots of fading, faint smudging, and minor edge wear. Each volume contains fifty loose plates. The pages exhibit minor to moderate age toning, most evident at the extremities. Some pages show minor chipping. The first plate in volume 21 contains light pencil marginalia. Each volume contains a library attachment from Princeton University affixed to the front pastedown.
Lot 6045

$30

Title: Norddeutscher Lloyd
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Printed by George Westermann
City: Brunswick, Germany
Year: 1900
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 34 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This is an enthusiastic promotional book for the Norddeutscher Lloyd Company extolling their luxury steamships.

Norddeutscher Lloyd (NDL) (North German Lloyd) was a German shipping company. It was founded by Hermann Henrich Meier and Eduard Crüsemann in Bremen on 20 February 1857. It developed into one of the most important German shipping companies of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and was instrumental in the economic development of Bremen and Bremerhaven. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique promotional booklet is disbound from its colorfully illustrated wrappers depicting a steamship and mermaids at sunset. There is light chipping and wear at the edges of the wrapper. The text block is solid. The pages show very mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting. The work is profusely illustrated with drawings and photographs of Norddeutscher Lloyd vessels, including a fold-out diagram of the "Kaiser Wilhelm II."
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