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Lot 8001

$120

Details: This lot includes the unbound signatures of a book on private typecasting shown in the corresponding image(s). This is a first edition, limited to 150 numbered copies of Richard L. Hopkins' "Private Typecasters, Preserving the Craft of Hot-Metal Type into the Twenty-First Century" (Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2008). This copy is not numbered.


The private press has been with us in one form or another for 200 years or more. The equipment for a small private press was inexpensive, required little space and almost anyone could learn to do basic printing in a short time. Private typecasting is entirely different. A single machine weighs almost a ton and a lot of practice and experience is required in order to decently produce the most basic work. This once-costly equipment came into the hands of printing enthusiasts when hot-metal typesetting was forced into decline by the computer. The members of this hot-metal fraternity comprise a network of small shops using the machines and matrices which once supported the hot-metal letterpress era. They are, in effect, a group of small, working museums. The work of fifteen of these typecasters has been gathered into the pages of this book. Here you will see unknown, newly-created types, ancient types cast from 200-year-old matrices, proprietary types and a beautiful Civilité face designed by Hermann Zapf, which was never released to the commercial market. There are five fold-out pages, two of which open together to make a 32-inch spread. One of the fold-outs is a recreated page from the 36-line Gutenberg Bible with rubrication. It took six months to turn the printed images on the original page into a complete font of hand-fitted metal types. Printed on dampened handmade paper, this leaf required a week's work, and handling it is as close as most of us will get to experiencing the genuine page.
A biographical sketch of each contributor precedes his alphabets and the specimen pages which show the alphabets in use. Produced over a 14-month period, the labor and expense lavished on this work exceeds any previous book from Bird & Bull Press.


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Condition / Notes: The leaves are in excellent condition.
Lot 8002

$400

Title: Galleria storica dell'Italia contenente in cento intagli miniati i fatti piu notabili avvenuti nel corso di X secoli, illustrati di descrizioni e notizie. Volume unico in due parti
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Pei tipi di David Passigli
City: Florence
Year: 1846
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: cclxxxvii/1191 pages
Width: 11" Height: 14.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in full dark green leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to the spines. The front and rear covers have elaborate ornamental designs. The books show external wear, with rubbing and scuffing to the covers. The outside corners of the boards display minor loss of material. The binding of the first volume is cracked at the title page. The volumes have marbled endpapers. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with 100 hand-colored color plates offering depictions of historical events and figures, mostly Italian. The pages of text have decorative borders. This work has been collated and is complete.
Lot 8003

$175

Title: The Yosemite
Author: John Muir - John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is now one of the most important conservation organizations in the United States. One of the best-known hiking trails in the U.S., the 211-mile (340 km) John Muir Trail, was named in his honor. Other such places include Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, John Muir College, Mount Muir, Camp Muir and Muir Glacier.



In his later life, Muir devoted most of his time to the preservation of the Western forests. He petitioned the U.S. Congress for the National Park bill that was passed in 1890, establishing Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. The spiritual quality and enthusiasm toward nature expressed in his writings inspired readers, including presidents and congressmen, to take action to help preserve large nature areas. He is today referred to as the "Father of the National Parks" and the National Park Service has produced a short documentary about his life.



Muir's biographer, Steven J. Holmes, believes that Muir has become "one of the patron saints of twentieth-century American environmental activity," both political and recreational. As a result, his writings are commonly discussed in books and journals, and he is often quoted by nature photographers such as Ansel Adams. "Muir has profoundly shaped the very categories through which Americans understand and envision their relationships with the natural world," writes Holmes. Muir was noted for being an ecological thinker, political spokesman, and religious prophet, whose writings became a personal guide into nature for countless individuals, making his name "almost ubiquitous" in the modern environmental consciousness. According to author William Anderson, Muir exemplified "the archetype of our oneness with the earth", while biographer Donald Worster says he believed his mission was "...saving the American soul from total surrender to materialism."(Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1920
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 284 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. Pictorial designs stamped in gold, dark green and light blue appear on the spine and front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers. The binding is firm. The interior is clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with plates and three well-preserved fold-out maps.
Lot 8004

$450

Title: The Turner Gallery: A Series of One Hundred and Twenty Engravings from the Works of the Late J. M. W. Turner, R. A.
Author: J. M. W. Turner - Joseph Mallord William "J. M. W." Turner, RA was an English Romanticist landscape painter, watercolourist, and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting.

Although renowned for his oil paintings, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolour landscape painting. He is commonly known as "the painter of light" and his work is regarded as a Romantic preface to Impressionism. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
, W. Cosmo Monkhouse - William Cosmo Monkhouse was a English poet and critic.

Monkhouse was born in London. His father, Cyril John Monkhouse, was a solicitor; his mother's maiden name was Delafosse. He was educated at St Paul's School, quitting it at seventeen to enter the board of trade as a junior supplementary clerk, from which grade he rose eventually to be the assistant-secretary to the finance department of the office. In 1870–71 he visited South America in connection with the hospital accommodation for seamen at Valparaiso, Chile, and other ports; and he served on different departmental committees, notably that of 1894–96 on the Mercantile Marine Fund. He was twice married: first, to Laura, daughter of James Keymer of Dartford; and, secondly, to Leonora Eliza, daughter of Commander Blount, R.N.

Cosmo Monkhouse was one of those who have not only a vocation, but an avocation. His first bias was to poetry, and in 1865 he issued "A Dream of Idleness and Other Poems," a collection strongly colored by his admiration for Wordsworth and Tennyson. It was marked by exceptional maturity, and scarcely received the recognition it deserved. Owing perhaps to this circumstance, it was not till 1890 that he put forth "Corn and Poppies," a collection which contains at least one memorable effort in the well-known "Dead March." Five years later appeared a limited edition of the striking ballad of The Christ upon the Hill, illustrated with etchings by William Strang. After his death his poetical output was completed by Pasiteles the Elder and other Poems (including The Christ upon the Hill).

In 1868 Monkhouse wrote a novel, "A Question of Honour. Then," after preluding with a "Life of Turner" in the "Great Artists Series" (1879), he devoted himself almost exclusively to art criticism. Besides many contributions to the Academy, the Saturday Review, the Magazine of Art and other periodicals, he published volumes on "The Italian Pre-Raphaelites" (1887), "The Earlier English Water-Colour Painters" (1890 and 1897), "In the National Gallery" (1895) and "British Contemporary Artists" (1899). He wrote a monograph on the illustrator of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" entitled "The Life and Work of Sir John Tenniel, R. I." (London: 1901). He was a contributor to the Dictionary of National Biography from the beginning. Monkhouse also wrote an excellent Memoir of Leigh Hunt in the "Great Writers Series" (1887).[3]

As an art critic Monkhouse's judgments were highly valued; and he had the rare gift of differing without offending, while he invariably secured respect for his honesty and ability. As a poet, his ambition was wide and his devotion to the art thorough.

Monkhouse died at Skegness on 2 July 1901. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)


Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1880
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 11.5" Height: 15.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in half leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The front and rear cover display gilt ornamental borders. The books show external wear, with scuffing at the edges and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards. The bindings are firm. The volumes have speckled edges and marbled endpapers. A period gift inscription appears on a blank preliminary page in each volume. The interiors are otherwise clean and bright. This work contains numerous tissue-guarded plates. The descriptive text is by W. Cosmo Monkhouse. This work has been collated and is complete.
Lot 8005

$650

Details: This lot includes the antique engraved map shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled " Angliae Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio Auctore Humbredo Lhuyd den Bygiense," this highly-detailed depiction of England and Wales is by Humphrey Lhuyd, published by Abraham Ortelius. This map is present in a number of late 16th-century editions of Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum." This hand-colored map has an ornate title cartouche in the upper left corner, a scale of distances, also with ornamental designs, in the upper right corner, and several sailing ships, and a pair of sea creatures, adorning the waters around the islands. A Latin text appears on the right-hand side of the verso, with a number "8" appearing in the lower right corner.

Humphrey Llwyd (also spelled Lhuyd) (1527–1568) was a Welsh cartographer, author, antiquary and Member of Parliament. He was a leading member of the Renaissance period in Wales along with other such men as Thomas Salisbury and William Morgan. His library, together with those of his patron, the Earl of Arundel and his brother-in-law, Lord Lumley, formed the basis of the Royal Collection of books; currently housed at the British Library. His motto was "Hwy pery klod na golyd" ("Fame lasts longer than wealth")

From 1566 he toured Europe, including Brussels, Augsburg, Milan, Padua and Venice. In Antwerp, he learnt from, and collaborated with, map maker Abraham Ortelius. In 1567, when Llwyd returned to Denbigh, he was given a stipend from the Crown to create the first printed map of Wales.

Abraham Ortelius (also Ortels, Orthellius, Wortels; 14 April 1527 – 28 June 1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" (Theatre of the World). He is also believed to be the first person to imagine that the continents were joined together before drifting to their present positions.


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Condition / Notes: The map, measuring approximately 23" x 17.5", displays a small amount of faint spotting in the margins. A vertical fold is present at the mid-section. Minor foxing can be seen on the verso.
Lot 8006

$130

Title: Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55
Author: Elisha Kent Kane - Elisha Kent Kane was a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin. He was present at the discovery of Sir John Franklin's first winter camp, but he did not find out what had happened to the fatal expedition.





Publisher: Childs & Peterson
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1856
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: 464/467
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: A scarce account of the second search party sent after Sir John Franklin's party, led by U.S. naval physician Elisha Kane. This was one of the last of the expeditions in search of Sir John Franklin and the Northwest Passage, the second such search and rescue financed by American philanthropist Henry Grinnell. These expeditions had "...no parallel in maritime annals, and which, while prosecuting the main object of the voyages, turned the map of the Arctic regions north of America from a blank void into a grim but distinct representation of islands, straits, and seas” (DNB). “Kane was a far better writer than explorer…It was Kane’s graphic tale that fired the imagination of others and served as the impetus for the continuing polar quest” (Pierre Berton). "Arctic Explorations lay for a decade with the Bible on almost literally every parlor table in America” (DAB).


Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in blindstamped brown leather, with raised bands, gilt lettering to the spines, and elaborate ornamental designs on the front and rear covers. These books show external wear, minor rubbing and scuffing concentrated at the edges, and narrow cracking along the front spine edge of the second volume. The front hinge of the second volume is cracked. The binding of the first volume is sound. The text blocks have gilt edges. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing, with heavier spotting at the front of the volumes. This work contains many (tissue-covered) plates, including tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits of the author and Henry Grinnell, and numerous in-text illustrations. The fold-out map at the front of the first volume is well preseved, as is the fold-out plate with weather charts at rear of second volume.
Lot 8007

$80

Details: This lot consists of the antique botanical engravings shown in the corresponding images. These antique plates are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

All three of these items on laid paper are presumably from works by Emanuel Sweert.

The first two pieces are hand-colored and measure approximately 10.5" x 15.5". "Auricula Ursi" (4), and "Narcissus, Pseudo-narcissus" (26). The third piece measures approximately 11.25" x 17.25" and depicts "Cyclamina" (59).

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities. This may include toning or creasing. Colors show well.
Lot 8008

$110

Title: Maity Fine: Recent Works of Paresh Maity
Author: Paresh Maity - Paresh Maity is an Indian painter. He is a prolific painter in a short career span.

Paresh Maity has done 71 Solo Exhibitions in thirty five years. He gradually moved from atmospheric scenery to representations of the human form. His more recent paintings are bold and graphic, with a strong color and unusual cropping. His works are in a number of collections, including the British Museum, and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. In early years he did many watercolors of different locations.

His painted for newly built Terminal 3 at Delhi Airport. He has created the biggest painting of his life and probably the longest in India. It stretches up to over 850 feet and is surely one of the most monumental paintings in the world. In August 2011, his 55th solo show with water colour paintings based on the last 15 poems of poet Rabindranath Tagore, Shesh Lekha (The Last Writings, 1941), opened at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Gallery ArtsIndia
City: New York
Year: 2005
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 12.75" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this exhibition catalogue. The inscription on the front endpaper reads "To Mona an / Rani with / much love / Paresh Maity / '05," and is accompanied by an original drawing done over the front flyleaf.

The book is bound in black cloth, with a facsimile of the author's signature stamped in silver at the bottom of the front cover. The book shows external wear, with small dents along the bottom edges of the boards and minor tearing at the foot of the spine. The binding is firm. The volume has orange endpapers. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with numerous color plates. The intact dust jacket, with a crease to the rear panel, is also illustrated.
Lot 8009

$250

Title: Views of the Interior and Exterior of Windsor Castle: Forming a Supplemental Volume to the Mansions of England
Author: Joseph Nash - Joseph Nash was an English watercolor painter and lithographer, specializing in historical buildings. His major work was the 4-volume "Mansions of England in the Olden Time,"published from 1839–49.

Publisher: Thomas McLean
City: London
Year: 1852
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 25 photoprints
Width: 15.25" Height: 22.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique elephant folio is bound in quarter leather and textured gray cloth-covered boards. Stamped gilt lettering appears on the spine and the front cover. The book shows external wear, with minor loss at the top/bottom of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The covers display light soiling and rubbing/scuffing, with peeling at the bottom of the front cover. The binding is firm.The plates exhibit (light) foxing on the versos, with one of the plates displaying taping at the fore edge of its verso. This work is illustrated with 1 plain (presenting a dedication to her Majesty Queen Victoria by Josheph Nash and the list of plates) and 24 tinted lithographed plates.
Lot 8010

$90

Title: Pictures in Color
Author: Harrison Fisher - Harrison Fisher was an American illustrator.
Fisher was born in Brooklyn, New York City and began to draw at an early age. Both his father and his grandfather were artists. Fisher spent much of his youth in San Francisco, and studied at the San Francisco Art Association. In 1898 he moved back to New York and began his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator. He became known particularly for his drawings of women, which won him acclaim as the successor of Charles Dana Gibson. Together with fellow artists Howard Chandler Christy and Neysa McMein he constituted the Motion Picture Classic magazine's, "Fame and Fortune" contest jury of 1921/1922, who discovered the It-girl, Clara Bow. Fisher's work appeared regularly on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine from the early 1900s until his death. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1910
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 3 preliminary leaves plus 16 color plates
Width: 12.5" Height: 17.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique folio is bound in quarter olive green cloth and paper-covered boards. A color pastedown depicting a young lady with a parasol appears on the front cover, with stamped gilt lettering underneath. The book shows external wear, with light soiling and minor scuffing to the covers. The binding is cracked at the half title page. This work is illustrated with 16 full-page color plates, including the frontispiece, a title page vignette and a photograph of the author.
Lot 8011

$350

Title: Elements of Chemistry, in a New Systematic Order, Containing All the Modern DIscoveries, Illustrated with Thirteen Copperplated
Author: Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier - Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (also Antoine Lavoisier after the French Revolution) was a French nobleman and chemist central to the 18th-century chemical revolution and a large influence on both the history of chemistry and the history of biology. He is widely considered in popular literature as the "father of modern chemistry". This label, however, is more a product of Lavoisier's eminent skill as a self-promoter and underplays his dependence on the instruments, experiments, and ideas of other chemists.

It is generally accepted that Lavoisier's great accomplishments in chemistry largely stem from his changing the science from a qualitative to a quantitative one. Lavoisier is most noted for his discovery of the role oxygen plays in combustion. He recognized and named oxygen (1778) and hydrogen (1783) and opposed the phlogiston theory. Lavoisier helped construct the metric system, wrote the first extensive list of elements, and helped to reform chemical nomenclature. He predicted the existence of silicon (1787) and was also the first to establish that sulfur was an element (1777) rather than a compound. He discovered that, although matter may change its form or shape, its mass always remains the same.

Lavoisier was a powerful member of a number of aristocratic councils, and an administrator of the Ferme Generale. The Ferme generale was one of the most hated components of the Ancien Régime because of the profits it took at the expense of the state, the secrecy of the terms of its contracts, and the violence of its armed agents. All of these political and economic activities enabled him to fund his scientific research. At the height of the French Revolution, he was accused by Jean-Paul Marat of selling adulterated tobacco and of other crimes, and was eventually guillotined a year after Marat's death. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)







Translor: Robert Kerr - Robert Kerr was a scientific writer and translator from Scotland.

Kerr was born in Roxburghshire as the son of a jeweller. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and practised at the Edinburgh Foundling Hospital as a surgeon. He translated several scientific works into English, such as Antoine Lavoisier's work of 1789, "Traité Élémentaire de Chimie," published under the title "Elements of Chemistry in a New Systematic Order containing All the Modern Discoveries," in 1790. In 1792, he published The "Animal Kingdom," the first two volumes of a four-tome translation of Linnaeus' Systema Naturae, which is often cited as the taxonomic authority for a great many species. (He never did the remaining two volumes.)

In 1794 he left his post as a surgeon to manage a paper mill. He lost much of his fortune with this enterprise. Out of economical necessity he began writing again in 1809, publishing a variety of minor works, for instance a "General View of the Agriculture of Berwickshire." His last work was a translation of Cuvier's "Recherches sur les ossements fossiles de quadrupedes," which was published after Kerr's death under the title "Essays on the Theory of the Earth".

His other works included a massive historical study entitled "A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels" in eighteen volumes. Kerr began the series in 1811, dedicating it to Sir Alexander Cochrane, K.B., Vice-Admiral of the White. Publication did not cease following Kerr's death in 1813; the latter volumes were published into the 1820s. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed for Mathew Carey
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1799
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xliii/49-592 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a stated fourth edition (Cole 785; Evans 35718), "with notes, tables, and considerable additions," though, according to Cole, it has the same text as the third edition. This edition has an advertisement of the translator, a preface by the author, a table of contents, and thirteen appendices.

This volume is bound in contemporary leather, with a gilt-stamped red leather label on the spine. The book shows external wear, with mild rubbing to the covers and minor loss of material at the outside corners of the boards. Cracking is visible at the top of the rear spine edge. The hinges are cracked. The pages exhibit sporadic foxing. This work is illustrated with two fold-out tables in the text; thirteen follow it. One of the tables has a long closed tear (not affecting the content).
Lot 8012

$70

Details: This lot consists of the Craig McPherson mezzotint shown in the corresponding images.

"Tulips", number 22 of 175, signed in pencil at bottom. Matted mezzotint approximately 24.5" x 28", with image size 17.5" x 14.25".

Craig McPherson is better well known for his print "Yankee Stadium At Night" in the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.

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Lot 8013

$150

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

Highlights of this lot include a first edition of "A Catalogue Of Engravers" (London, J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall 1782), "Early Illustrated Books" by Alfred W. Pollard, "The Craft Of Bookbinding" by Eric Burdett, and :The Story Of Maps" by Llloyd A. Brown.


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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear indicators. Older volumes are more likely to exhibit advanced flaws.
Lot 8014

$130

Details: This lot consists of the antique ornithological engraving shown in the corresponding images. This antique plate is part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

Information comes from the included Certificate of Authenticity.

"Mergo maggiore, volg:Smergo" (DV), from "Storia Naturale Degli Uccelli Ornithologia Methodice Digesta" by Xavier Manetti (1723-1784), volume V of only (5). Published in Florence 1776. Etching, with engraving colored by hand after Vanni, Lorenzi or Manetti. Folio Edition 14.5" x 19.25". This piece is on watermarked laid paper.

“Saviero (also spelled Xaviero) Manetti was a physician and naturalist. He was a graduate of the University of Pisa, member of the Royal Society and served as president of the Botanical Society of Florence, as well as being the director of the Florentine Botanical Garden from 1749 to 1782. Manetti edited and wrote the descriptions for the ambitious five-volume work of folio plates called ‘Storia Naturale degli Uccelli’ (1767-76), commissioned by Maria Luisa, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, who had a passion for ornithology. In the text, Manetti asserted that all the birds were drawn from life or from firsthand study of their skins. Lorenzo Lorenzi and Violante Vanni served as the artists and engravers, creating over 600 individual illustrations in a seven-year period. Lorenzo Lorenzi was an engraver who was also a Tuscan abbot. In addition to contributing plates to Manetti’s ‘Storia Naturale degli Uccelli’, he made engravings after Annibale Caracci, Giovanni Manozzi and other artists. Violante Vanni was an engraver working in her native Florence in the mid 18th century, an unusual occupation for a woman of that era. A student of the British artist Robert Strange, she engraved religious subjects and portraits, as well as contributing natural history plates of birds to Manetti’s ‘Storia Naturale degli Uccelli.’”
- Courtesy of George Glazer Gallery

“1765–1776 ‘Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale. Ornithologia methodice digesta atque iconibus aeneis ad vivum illuminatis ornate.’ [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size] with the artists Lorenzo Lorenzi and Violante Vanni and based on the collections of Marchese Giovanni Gerini.” –Courtesy of Wikipedia


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Condition / Notes: This item is well preserved with light age wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8015

$200

Details: This lot consists of the antique hand colored botanical engraving and lithograph shown in the corresponding images. These antique plates are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

Both of these items are in matted frames.

"Rosa Gallica caerulea. Rosier de Provins a feuilles bleuatres." P.J. Redoute "pinx", "Imprimerie de Remond.", Eug. Talbaux "sculp". Plate measures approximately 10.75" x 14.25" in frame 15.5" x 19.5".

"Pavot double". "Dessine d'apres nature et grave par" L.M. Petit Depose a la Direction." Hand colored stipple engraving Louis- Marie Petit c1820, on wove paper. Plate approximately 12.5" x 18" in frame 19" x 24".

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with light age/wear indications such as toning. Colors remain bright.
Lot 8016

$55

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

Included in this lot are "The Life And Love Of The Insect" by J. H. Fabre, "Tinplate Work" edited by Paul N. Hasluck, and "Glimpses Of Old English Homes" by Elizabet Balch. Also present is a handwritten journal containing what may be meeting minutes in an unidentified script, possibly of Scandinavian origin.

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Condition / Notes: These items show well, with some signs of age/wear including chipping and light soiling to covers and spines. Gilt designs on "Glimpses Of Old English Homes" are vivid and well-preserved.
Lot 8017

$100

Details: This lot consists of the approximately 245 Victorian chromolithograph Holiday postcards shown in the corresponding images.

Many of these cards also have embossed or gilt decoration. Traditional Holidays include New Year's Mother's Day, and St. Patrick's Day. Other cards celebrate Leap Year, Rally Day (the beginning of Sunday School), and Declaration Day (Memorial Day).

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Condition / Notes: These items exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities which may include toning or creasing. Colors remain bright.
Lot 8018

$225

Details: This lot consists of the over 600 vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding images.

There are holiday cards and cards that are humorous in nature. Depictions of soldiers and risque women or situation are included. Other cards feature sign language, signals, and transportation such as ships or railroads. Cats, dogs, children are also included. Decorative features include chromolithographs, hand-tinted, or real photo postcards.

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8019

$25

Title: The Chemical Pocket-Book: or Memoranda Chemica; Arranged in a Compendium of Chemistry
Author: James Parkinson - James Parkinson FGS was an English surgeon, apothecary, geologist, palaeontologist, and political activist. He is most famous for his 1817 work, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy in which he was the first to describe "paralysis agitans", a condition that would later be renamed Parkinson's disease by Jean-Martin Charcot.(Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed by C. Whittingham for H. D. Symonds, and Murray and Highley, Coxe, Boosey, Arch & Callow
City: London
Year: 1803
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/272 plus 2 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce third edition (Cole 1011), with a description of the frontispiece, errata, a preface, a table of contents, a table of precipitations. Advertisements follow the text.

This antique volume is bound in a later paper spine with the original paper covered boards. The covers are lightly soiled, rubbed and scuffed at edges. The binding is firm. Previous owners' names appear on front flyleaf and the title page. There is a cameo cut out of the modern paper-covered spine exposing parts of the original spine label. The pages exhibit occasional light foxing, with heavier spotting visible on the frontispiece and the title page. Pages 101-102 have a closed tear across the lower half, with no loss of content.
Lot 8020

$55

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

Notable titles include "The Dictionary Of Chemistry" (New York: G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1830), "New Conversations On Chemistry" by Thomas P. Jones, and "Elements Of Chemistry" by Edward Turner.

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Condition / Notes: These items show some age/wear indicators, including chipping/soiling to covers and spines and some detached boards. All bindings are leather.
Lot 8021

$90

Title: Dictionnaire historique, politique et geographique de la Suisse, contenant une description de ce qu'il ya de plus remarquable dans les Cantons Suisses & dans les Etats de leurs Allies, la constitution politique de ces Etats, un precis de leur histoire, une notice de leurs productions naturelles, de leur commerce, de leur population, de leurs relations entr'eux & avec les Etrangers, &c. &c. &c. Nouvelle edition augmentee de pres de la moitie, rendue conforme a l'etat actuel du pays, & enrichie d'une carte generale de la Suisse, la plus correcte qui ait paru
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Barde, Manget & Comp.
City: Geneva
Year: 1788
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: This work presents a discourse on the Swiss constitution and form of government. Information is arranged alphabetically, describing major locations and landmarks in the Swiss Confederation. Suggested travel itineraries follow the text. The Firestone Library, Princeton University, catalogue entry notes that this work is based on articles written by V.B. von Tscharner and G.E. von Haller for Felice's "Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Universelle" (1770-6), and translated from the German by P.H. Mallet.
Condition / Notes: This a new edition (Landes und Reisbeschreibungen I, 37), with an editor's note preceding the text.

This set is bound in half leather, paper-covered boards. These volumes display external wear, with loss of the bottom half of spine on first volume, and detached upper half. The extremities of spines on all three volumes are worn, with covers rubbed and scuffed. Previous owners' endplates appear on the front endpapers. The endpapers are stained. Light foxing can be seen in the text. The front hinge of the first volume cracked. This work has a large hand-colored fold-out map at the front of the volume.
Lot 8022

$40

Title: Flowers of Loveliness: Forty Groups of Female Figures, Emblematic of Flowers, Designed by the First Artist, Expressly for This Work. With Poetical Illustrations
Author: Letittia E. Landon, Thomas Haynes Bayley
Publisher: Published by John Tallis and Company
City: London
Year: 1854
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 11.25" Height: 15"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique full-leather volume has a detached front board, with an attached front endpaper. The spine cover shows loss at the head and some tearing at the foot. The red leather covers display light soiling and scuffing at the edges. The text block has gilt edges. The pages and plates exhibit scattered foxing. One plate displays taping to its verso. The preliminary pages, including the title page, and final four plates, together interspersed pages, have water marking to the lower outside corner. This work is illustrated with numerous plates.
Lot 8023

$45

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

"Beacon Lights of History" by John Lord included volumes one through 6 and two novel of the First Series, "Old Pagan Civilizations" and "Jewish Heroes and Prophets". Other titles are "Abide In Christ" by Rev. Andrew Murray, "The Mount Of Olives, And Other Lectures On Prayer" by Rev. James Hamilton (1848), and "Pilgrim's Progress."

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8024

$275

Title: The Wilderness Hunter: An Account of the Big Game of the United States and Its Chase with Horse, Hound, and Rifle
Author: Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party of 1912. Before becoming President, he held offices at the city, state, and federal levels. Roosevelt's achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/472 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in light brown cloth and stamped gilt lettering to the spine and stamped brown lettering to the front cover. A pictorial design stamped in gold depicting gun and knife can be seen on spine, with another featuring the head of a deer on the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with darkening to the spine and light soiling to the covers. A very small dark stain can be seen at the top of the rear cover. The binding is firm. A brief 1893 gift inscription appears at the top of the front flyleaf. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece, a title page vignette, plates and numerous vignettes to text. An index is present.
Lot 8025

$50

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

Notable titles include a first edition of "Sunny Memories Of Foreign Lands" and by Harriet Beecher Stowe (two volumes), "Dred: A Tale Of the Great Dismal Swamp" by Harriet Beecher Stowe (two volumes), and volumes two and three of "Les Caracteres De La Bruyere."

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Condition / Notes: These items show well with some age/wear indicators including chipping, light soiling, and fading to covers and spines. "Sunny Memories" and "Caracteres de la Bruyere" feature decorative leather binding.
Lot 8026

$25

Details: This lot consists of the antique Prattware pot lid, the two-piece caricature vessel, the hand painted wooden egg and the antique miniature Father Christmas shown in the corresponding images.

These pieces are part of a large estate of 19th century English ceramics. Included in this lot are:

The 19th century pot lid entitled, “The Enthusiast.” This English pot lid showcases a transfer print of an ailing, but enthusiastic fisherman. This poor fishing aficionado sits in his living room, medicine by his side, casting into a barrel of fish. On the floor sits a beautiful, old fishing creel and stack of rods. The transfer is clear and the piece is in overall good condition with some age based glaze crazing and one small chip on the inside of the lid. See photos. The lid is 4" wide by 1/2" deep.

The antique two-piece ceramic caricature vessel. This interesting little figurine comes apart in two pieces just below the shoulders. The face is quite detailed with fully shaped eyes, a protruding and pointed nose, and even wrinkle lines. The kitty too has a very detailed face with tiny eyes, nose and mouth. A solid, unpainted piece, this historic ceramic has a muted, chalk-like patina. It is in good condition with light age wear and tarnishing. This piece stands 5.5” tall and 2.5” at the base.

The hand painted wooden egg. This egg has beautiful, hand applied details and a lovely and shiny patina. The specific origin is unknown, but the coloring and markings align with traditional eggs from Romania or the Czech Republic.

The antique, miniature Father Christmas. This piece has been loved a lot, but is still a beautiful piece of holiday history. This tiny Father Christmas statuette has a very detailed face with almost life like eyes. The red of his coat has been largely rubbed off, giving this piece a worn, vintage patina. There is an area of repair on the side/back. Please see photos. This tiny St. Nick measures 2.5” tall.

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Condition / Notes: These historic pieces are in good condition with light age wear. The pot lid has a small chip on the inside of the rim and some light age based crazing. The miniature Santa has much of the paint rubbed off and shows a small repair to the side. Please see photos.
Lot 8027

$130

Details: This lot consists of the approximately 525 vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding images.

Some of these postcards feature art or traditional dress from around the world, one costume is embroidered onto the cards. Holiday, Valentines and Greeting cards include animal and floral depiction. Embossed and chromolithograph, and real photo postcards are included.

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Condition / Notes: These items may exhibit some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8028

$140

Book Details: This lot includes the combined fifth-sixth issue of the seminal French art journal Verve, published in Paris and corresponding to the period July-October 1939. This periodical is unpaginated.

This magazine has cover art by French sculptor, painter, and printmaker Aristide Maillol. Among the texts present in this number are "La tiare ecrite" by Alfred Jarry, "A Woman Asleep" by Jean Giraudoux, "Visages reels ou imaginaires" by Georges Rouault, and "My Portraits" by Ambroise Vollard. There are original color lithographs by Paul Klee ("The Blonde"), Georges Rouault, Fernand Leger and Andre Derain, with color and gilt heliogravures, drawings and photographs (reproduced in heliogravure). One of the color lithographs of Egyptian bas-reliefs displays loss of the lower outside corner. Among the photographers contributing are Hebert List, Brassai, and Eger-Termet, among others.

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Condition / Notes: This magazine, measuring approximately 10.75" x 14.25", has binding separated at pages 118-119 .The pages are clean and bright. The front and rear panels of the original box are present.
Lot 8029

$70

Details: This lot consists of the approximately 475 vintage and antique postcards shown in the corresponding images.

These cards images from around the world including, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Egypt, Canada, Great Britain, and Greece. Depictions of famous landmarks and architecture include Stonehenge and the Crystal Palace other feature waterways or horse drawn vehicles. Real photo postcards are included.

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well. Some may exhibit age./wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8030

$80

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

Highlights of this lot include an author-signed edition of "Reverse Paintings On Glass" by Mildred Lee Ward, an author-signed edition of "Botanical" by Gary Schneider, "Noa Noa: Voyage De Tahiti" by Paul Gauguin, and "Close Up: Lessons In The Art Of Seeing African Sculpture" by Jerry Thompson and Susan Vogel.

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition with signs of age/wear concentrated at the extremities. "Close Up" and "Noa Noa" feature well-preserved dust jackets, and "Le Tavole Anatomiche" shows more advanced signs of age/wear.
Lot 8031

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique American history books shown in the corresponding images.

Highlights of this lot include an author-signed limited edition (numbered 149) of "Samuel F.B. Morse" by Violet Oakley, "Mrs. Amanda Smith: The Colored Evangelist" by Amanda Smith, "Military Journal Of The American Revolution" by James Thacher, and "Bits Of Harvard History" by Samuel F. Batchelder (in dust jacket).

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Condition / Notes: These items are in pleasing condition with signs of age/wear concentrated at the extremities. Thacher's "American Revolution" features a decorative gilt cover with some soiling.
Lot 8032

$120

Title: Beverages, Past and Present: An Historical Sketch of Their Production, together with a Study of the Customs Connected with Their Use
Author: Edward R. Emerson
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1908
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This handsome antique set is bound in red cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to the spines. The endpapers show offsetting from jacket flaps and the edges of the text blocks display light foxing. Otherwise, these books are in excellent condition, preserved in their printed jackets and house in their original box, with lid. The jackets show some light spotting. This work includes an index.
Lot 8033

$60

Title: The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science: (With Which is Incorporated the "Chemical Gazette") A Journal of Practical Chemistry in All Its Applications to Pharmacy, Arts, and Manufactures
Author: uncredited author
Editor: William Crookes
Publisher: W. A. Townsend & Adams, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1867-1870
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a complete set of six volumes, an American reprint of parts of Vols. 15-21 of the English edition (Union List 2, 986), with a preface and an index preceding the text in each volume.

These antique volumes are bound in contemporary quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt stamping and four raised bands on the spines. This is an ex-library set with the customary markings and attachments. The covers display rubbing and scuffing. The front hinge of the first volume is cracked. The front flyleaf of first volume is torn at the top corner. A previous owner's name appears on the title page of each volume. The pages are clean and without markings. This work contains engraved illustrations in the text. Illustrated advertisements appear at the rear of each volume. The text appears in double columns.
Lot 8034

$175

Details: This lot consists of the antique hand-colored ornithological engraving with text shown in the corresponding images. This antique plate is part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

"Ardea Stellaris Rufa." Sheet size approximately 21" x 14.5" with image size 17.5" x 14.5". This plate is from "Nederlandsche Vogelen" by Cornelius Nozeman, c1770. Engraving on laid paper.

Cornelius Nozeman or Cornelis (15 August 1720– 22 July 1786) was a Dutch Remonstrant churchman and naturalist. He was born in Amsterdam as the son of the composer Jacobus Nozeman.
-Courtesy of Wikipedia

In the year 1770 the first volume of one of the masterpieces in the ‘book of birds’ genre was published. Its colour plates were made by Christiaan Sepp, draughtsman, engraver and cartographer in Amsterdam, who also engaged in biological studies. The text was written by Cornelis Nozeman, a minister of the Remonstrant church, with an interest in natural science and biology. The book was published by Sepp's son, Jan Christiaan, a bookseller by profession, but like his father, well at home in the art of engraving and biology.
-Courtesy of Heritage Prints

'Nederlandsche Vogelen' was the first comprehensive account of the avifauna of Holland. The plates depict all species known in the Netherlands through the time of publication. The plates frequently feature eggs and nests; a few are dedicated exclusively to these subjects.
-Courtesy of Arader Galleries

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Condition / Notes: This plate is well preserved with vivid coloring. Light toning concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8035

$55

Details: This lot consists of the vintage Hollywood movie pressbooks as shown in the corresponding images.

Prior to 1980 and the advent of national cable television, most Hollywood movie promotion was done by a local theater manager. In order to sell the film locally, film production companies sent promotional materials to local theater managers that included behind the scene stories about the movie’s production, interviews with film stars and photos, both candid and film shots. The theater manager would take the pictures and articles to the local paper and run them as “public interest” articles. To do this, the manager would often cut the desired article or photo out of the pressbook, destroying the value of much of the supply.

This lot of old, vintage Hollywood pressbooks is part of a large estate of well-preserved Hollywood memorabilia. This auction is the first of several to showcase these and other vintage Hollywood items including post cards, movie posters, and lobby cards. Please view our auction catalog to find other rare Hollywood memorabilia lots similar to the one shown here.

Included in this lot are movie pressbooks with Hollywood stars such as Arlene Dahl, Eleanor Parker, Anthony Quinn, and Burt Lancaster. Films in this lot include "She Played With Fire," "The Savage Innocents," "Ride A Wild Pony," and "The Rose Tattoo."

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Condition / Notes: These vintage Hollywood movie pressbooks are in fair to good condition with some age wear. A small number of these pressbooks show signs of wear with taped spines and folded corners. There are some individual pages within the mix. Overall, this lot of pressbooks is in pleasing condition. Please see photos.
Lot 8036

$110

Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Entitled "Plans of the Principal Towns, Forts and Harbours in Ireland; For Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History," this map, published as part of a "The Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England: From the Revolution to the Present Times" by Nicholas Tindal (a translation of Rapin-Thoyras's "Histoire d'Angleterre"), shows 16 town plans & birdseye views. The following cities, towns and areas are depicted: Drogheda, Londonberry, Kinsaile Harbour, Charliamount Fort, Dublin, Coleraine, Corke, Gallway, Killkenny, Carickfergus, Athlone, Waterford, Bellfast (sic), Royal Fort of DUncannon, and Limerick. The name of cartographer and engraver Richard William Seale appears in the lower right corner.

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Condition / Notes: This antique map, measuring approximately 20.5" x 16.75", shows a small tear in the lower right corner, with taping to the verso of the same. A fold appears at the bottom of the map from the fold-out tab. This map shows no punctures or markings.
Lot 8037

$20

Title: New Dramatic Entertainment Called a Christmas Tale. In Five Parts As It Is Performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane
Author: David Garrick - David Garrick was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th century, and was a pupil and friend of Dr Samuel Johnson. He appeared in a number of amateur theatricals, and with his appearance in the title role of Shakespeare's Richard III, audiences and managers began to take notice.

Impressed by his portrayals of Richard III and a number of other roles, Charles Fleetwood engaged Garrick for a season at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He remained with the Drury Lane company for the next five years and purchased a share of the theatre with James Lacy. This purchase inaugurated 29 years of Garrick's management of the Drury Lane, during which time it rose to prominence as one of the leading theatres in Europe. At his death, three years after his retirement from Drury Lane and the stage, he was given a lavish public funeral at Westminster Abbey where he was laid to rest in Poets' Corner.

As an actor, Garrick promoted realistic acting that departed from the bombastic style that was entrenched when Garrick first came to prominence. His acting delighted many audiences and his direction of many of the top actors of the English stage influenced their styles as well. Furthermore, during his tenure as manager of Drury Lane, Garrick sought to reform audience behaviour. While this led to some discontent among the theatre-going public, many of his reforms eventually did take hold. In addition to audiences, Garrick sought reform in production matters, bringing an overarching consistency to productions that included set design, costumes and even special effects.

Garrick's influence extended into the literary side of theatre as well. Critics are almost unanimous in saying he was not a good playwright, but his work in bringing Shakespeare to contemporary audiences is notable. In addition, he adapted many older plays in the repertoire that might have been forgotten. These included many plays of the Restoration era. Indeed, while influencing the theatre towards a better standard he also gained a better reputation for theatre folk. This accomplishment led Samuel Johnson to remark that "his profession made him rich and he made his profession respectable." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)



Publisher: Printed for T. Becket
City: London
Year: 1774
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 76 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition. Nicholl and CBEL ascribe this anonymous work to David Garrick. This particular play went through numerous editions. Loutherbourg designed scenery for Garrick at his Drury Lane Theatre including the scenery for this play. The DNB called him "without a rival" in this field.

This antique volume has been disbound from larger collection of pamphlets. The pages display occasional light foxing. This work is embellished with an frontispiece ethcing, by Mr. Loutherbourg.
Lot 8038

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour by Robert Smith Surtees - Dated circa 1853 by Bradbury, Evans, & Co.This is an early edition of this work, but not a first as it is dedicated to " The Right Honourable Earl Elcho." ( Field 182). The author is Robert Smith Surtees, although that is not mentioned anywhere. Quite popular in its day, today it is most enjoyed for the illustrations by John Leech.

This antique volume is bound in half leather and marbled paper boards, with the six panels on the spine with five having different gilt sporting motifs & one title panel. The book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing to the covers and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards.The spine is worn at the head and the uppermost motif rubbed. The binding is sound. This volume has marbled edges and endpapers. The pages are clean and without markings. There are 13 engravings on steel which are colored and 84 engravings on wood which are not colored.


- Mineralogy of New-York; Comprising Detailed Descriptions of the Minerals Hitherto Found in the State of New-York, and Notices of Their Uses in the Arts and Agriculture by Lewis C. Beck - Dated 1842 by Printed by W. & A. White & J. Visscher - First EditionThis antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark gray cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and the seal of the state of New York stamped in gold on the front cover. The book shows external wear, with sunning to the spine, light soiling and mild rubbing to the covers, and minor loss at the outside corners of the boards, as well as at the top/bottom of the spine. The binding is sound. An antique plate presenting this volume to a Charles T. Jackson, and signed by Christopher Morgan, the Secretary of State for New York, appears on the front pastedown. The pages are clean and without markings. This work contains numerous textual and full-page illustrations. There are 8 plates at the rear of the volume.
Lot 8039

$60

Details: This lot consists of the antique engravings and lithographs shown in the corresponding images. These antique plates are part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

These items measure between approximately 9" x 5.75" and 9.25" x 12".

Mammological plates include:

The hand-tinted engraving on laid paper of "A little black Monkey brought from the W. Indies" by George Edwards.

Two engravings on laid paper by J.V. Schley (direx), "Lezard Volant. Ecureuil Volant." and "Animal Qui Producuit Le Musc. Het Muscus-Dier."

"White American Wolf" (No.15, Plate LXXII). On stone by Wm. E. Hitchcock. Drawn from nature by J.W. Audubon. Lithograph printed and colored by J.T. Bowen. This piece has (dis-bound) corresponding pages of text.

Two sporting prints published by Sherwood, Neely & Jones. "Racing" engraved by J, Scott from painting by J. Barrengen (sic), and "Sligo" engraved by Webb from painting by Barenger (sic).

There are four hand-tinted conchological engravings. Two are on laid paper the third is "Plate. XXX", drawn by Capn. Brown and engraved A.T. Aikman. This plate is (presumably) from "An Atlas Of The Fossil Conchology Of Great Britain And Ireland",by Captain Thomas Brown. The final plate featuring shells is engraved by "J.A. Eisenmann. Also included is the Butterfly engraving by Lud. Schmidt.

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Condition / Notes: These items generally show well with some age/wear indications concentrated at the extremities.
Lot 8040

$25

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

These titles are from an established, long time book dealer.

Bate, Henry. THE RIVAL CANDIDATES: A COMIC OPERA IN TWO ACTS; AS IT IS NOW PERFORMING AT THE THEATRE ROYAL IN DRURY-LANE. London: Sold by T. Becket... and by W. Griffin, 1775, small 8vo., disbound from larger collection of pamphlets. (vi), 37, (3) pages. Another printing occured in Dublin the same year. Bate added the name Dudley later in life and founded and first edited The Morning Herald in 1781. Bate dedicated this work to Mrs. Garrick in a two page introduction and thanks Mr. Garrick for managing the production. The last leaf is detached and is torn along inner margin.

Goldmark, Susan. HIGH ADVENTURE & OTHER POEMS. Los Angeles: Auk Press, 1935, large 12mo., paper-covered boards. viii, 73, (3) pages. Per the handwritten note on the rear endpaper," According to Cheney (7-64) '...100 copies printed; bound by M. Printed on Poco Proof Press No. ' ". Split at the title page with text block barely holding. Spine covering chipped and torn with some paper loss. Boards tanning at the edges.

(Warren, Samuel). TEN THOUSAND A-YEAR. 5 volumes. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1840-1841, narrow 8vo., original cloth spine, paper-covered boards, paper spine labels. (ii),199+(1); (ii),211+(1); (ii), 258; (vi),218; (ii),194,(10) pages. First edition (Sadlier 3304 ,Shaw Shoemaker 6826). Book was printed in six volumes. The present set lacks volume six. (See NCBEL 970 for English first edition) Volume four includes an advertisement for the book showing the author to be "the Author of Diary of a London Physician", however this does not appear on any of the actual title pages. Edgar Allan Poe reviewed Ten Thousand A-Year in Grahams Magazine , Nov 1841 issue, calling it "shamefully ill-written". It was, however, one of the most popular novels of its time. The boards of all the volumes are quite worn, with volume three warped. The spine ends are tattered and the spine labels worn off in places. Scattered foxing. Extremely scarce in this Philadelphia printing.

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Lot 8041

$55

Details: This lot consists of the antique hand-colored engraving shown in the corresponding images. This antique plate is part of a larger collection being sold in this auction. Please review the catalog for addition lots.

"Codibugnolo di padule.= Parus causatus palustris." (CCCLXXX.). Identified in pencil on verso Manetti 1776, presumably from "Storia Naturale Degli Uccelli Ornithologia Methodice Digesta". Hand-colored copper engraving on laid paper of Marsh Tit on nest. Sheet size approximately 14" x 17.5"

“Saviero (also spelled Xaviero) Manetti was a physician and naturalist. He was a graduate of the University of Pisa, member of the Royal Society and served as president of the Botanical Society of Florence, as well as being the director of the Florentine Botanical Garden from 1749 to 1782. Manetti edited and wrote the descriptions for the ambitious five-volume work of folio plates called ‘Storia Naturale degli Uccelli’ (1767-76), commissioned by Maria Luisa, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, who had a passion for ornithology. In the text, Manetti asserted that all the birds were drawn from life or from firsthand study of their skins. Lorenzo Lorenzi and Violante Vanni served as the artists and engravers, creating over 600 individual illustrations in a seven-year period. Lorenzo Lorenzi was an engraver who was also a Tuscan abbot. In addition to contributing plates to Manetti’s ‘Storia Naturale degli Uccelli’, he made engravings after Annibale Caracci, Giovanni Manozzi and other artists. Violante Vanni was an engraver working in her native Florence in the mid 18th century, an unusual occupation for a woman of that era. A student of the British artist Robert Strange, she engraved religious subjects and portraits, as well as contributing natural history plates of birds to Manetti’s ‘Storia Naturale degli Uccelli.’”
- Courtesy of George Glazer Gallery

“1765–1776 ‘Storia naturale degli uccelli trattata con metodo e adornata di figure intagliate in rame e miniate al naturale. Ornithologia methodice digesta atque iconibus aeneis ad vivum illuminatis ornate.’ [Natural History of the Birds Treated Systematically and Adorned with Copperplate Engraving Illustrations, in Miniature and Life-Size] with the artists Lorenzo Lorenzi and Violante Vanni and based on the collections of Marchese Giovanni Gerini.” –Courtesy of Wikipedia

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Condition / Notes: This plate is well preserved with light age wear indications such as foxing or toning, concentrated at the extremities. Colors are well preserved with fine shading.
Lot 8042

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the bound compilations of art magazines shown in the corresponding images.

Included are volumes I and II of "The Illustrated Magazine Of Art" (1853) and volume III of "The Art Journal" (1877), featuring many full-page engravings. Examples of sculpture, painting, architecture, and other mediums are exhibited throughout. "Illustrated Magazine Of Art" features fold-out plates.

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Condition / Notes: These volumes show some age/wear indicators, including chipping, fading, and light soiling to covers and spines. Illustrations, plates, and fold-outs are prevalent throughout the three volumes.
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