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Lot 8001

$35

Title: The Case of the Seneca Indians in the State of New York, Illustrated by Facts: Printed for the Information of the Society of Friends, by the Direction of the Joint Committees on Indian affairs, of the Four Yearly Meetings of Friends, of Genesee, New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Merrihew and Thompson, Printers
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1840
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 256 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Gift inscription and date of 1900 appear at top of front flyleaf. Pages through scattered foxing throughout.

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Lot 8002

$300

Details: This splendid, antique Pennsylvania Dutch blanket chest is a superb example of traditional form and craftsmanship. Constructed out of hardwood, possibly poplar, it was constructed with wide planks and meticulous, hand-dovetailed joints. Two drawers with their original porcelain knobs are below the chest, which features a separate, built-in little box for small accessories. The chest has a hand-painted, faux wood grain finish, and the original owner's name was written into the finish while it was still wet. The chest is 44" long, 23" wide, and 27.5" high, and is dated 1892.

The chest was documented in an authoritative reference on this type of furniture, "The Pennsylvania-German Decorated Chest," by Monroe H. Fabian (The Main Street Press, 1978), and a photograph of this item appears in the book. The book notes that the chest belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Kane, and this item comes directly from Mr. Kane's estate. A copy of the book accompanies the chest.

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Condition / Notes: The chest is in generally good condition, showing normal wear for its age and utility. The lid is made from a single board, which is cracked in two places. Please note the surface imperfections which are documented in the photographs.

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Lot 8003

$80

Title: Voyage of the United States Frigate Potomac, under the Command of Commodore John Downes, during the Circumnavigation of the Globe, in the Years 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1834; Including a Particular Account of the Engagement at Quallah-Battoo, on the Coast of Sumatra; With All the Official Documents relating to the Same
Author: J. N. Reynolds
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
City: New York
Year: 1835
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 560 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Exterior of antique volume is now completely covered in brown tape that shows rubbing. Binding is cracked at title page. Pages display occasional light foxing and marginal staining. A small number of pages have marginalia. Work is illustrated with full-page plates with tissue guards, as well as a number of fold-out plates, including frontispiece. The majority of the fold-out plates have either separated at folds and/or lack panels. Fold-out plate offering view of Rio de Janeiro is intact, with 2.75" closed tear at mid-section; fold-out plate of Lima, also intact, with 3.25" closed tear at mid-section. This volume also has large intact fold-out map of Lima "before its destruction by the great Earthquake of 1746." Folded-out map measures approximately 21" x 15.75".


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Lot 8004

$200

Title: Crucifix in a Deathhand: New Poems, 1963-65
Author: Charles Bukowski - Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski) was a German-born American poet, novelist and short story writer. His writing was influenced by the social, cultural and economic ambience of his home city of Los Angeles. It is marked by an emphasis on the ordinary lives of poor Americans, the act of writing, alcohol, relationships with women and the drudgery of work. Bukowski wrote thousands of poems, hundreds of short stories and six novels, eventually publishing over sixty books. In 1986 Time called Bukowski a "laureate of American lowlife". Regarding Bukowski's enduring popular appeal, Adam Kirsch of The New Yorker wrote, "the secret of Bukowski's appeal. . . [is that] he combines the confessional poet's promise of intimacy with the larger-than-life aplomb of a pulp-fiction hero." (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Lyle Stuart
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 101 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 12.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of a work which was distinguished as "A Loujon Press award book."

Volume is bound in cream paper boards with wrap-around illustrated paper jacket. Printed paper wrap-around band is well preserved. Work is in excellent condition.

"Thirty-one hundred copies of this first edition of Crucifix in a deathhand, handset in Bulmer, Roman, American Unical & others, have been printed, handfed in single page impressions, on Linweave Spectra paper in shades of ivory, white, peacock, gobelin, bayberry, bittersweet & saffron, on an 18 by 12 C. & P. letterpress in New Orleans La. The book was edited, designed, printed and handbound by Loujon Press editors Louise and Jon Webb, with delivery begun in April 1965 of books as they were completed to publisher Lyle Stuart, Inc., N.Y.C."--Colophon.



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Lot 8005

$250

Title: Sloan's Homestead Architecture, Containing Forty Designs for Villas, Cottages, and Farm Houses, with Essays on Style, Construction, Landscape Gardening, Furniture, Etc. Etc.
Author: Samuel Sloan - Samuel Sloan was a Philadelphia-based architect and best-selling author of architecture books in the mid-19th century. He specialized in Italianate villas and country houses, churches, and institutional buildings. His most famous building—the octagonal mansion "Longwood" in Natchez, Mississippi—is unfinished; construction was abandoned during the American Civil War.
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1861
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 354 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Miss Elizabeth Robinson / With compliments / of Samuel Sloan / May 19th 1863."


Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped purple cloth with stamped lettering to spine. Book shows significant external wear, soiling to covers and markings to covers. Small tears can be seen at ends of spine. Covers are faded. Binding is cracked at half title page. Interior displays sporadic light foxing. Profusely illustrated with full-page and textual engravings.

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Lot 8006

$130

Title: The Beautiful and Damned
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald - Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: "This Side of Paradise," "The Beautiful and Damned," "Tender is the Night" and his most famous, "The Great Gatsby." A fifth, unfinished novel, "The Love of the Last Tycoon," was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.

Novels such as "The Great Gatsby" and "Tender is the Night" were made into films, and in 1958 his life from 1937–1940 was dramatized in "Beloved Infidel."
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 449 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this novel with copyright of March 1922 and no seal on copyright page.
Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is sound. Previous owner's annotation appears at top of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.


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Lot 8007

$35

Title: Ulysses
Author: James Joyce - James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for "Ulysses" (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homer's Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominently the stream of consciousness technique he perfected. Other major works are the short-story collection "Dubliners" (1914), and the novels "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (1916) and "Finnegans Wake" (1939). His complete oeuvre includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters.

Joyce was born to a middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; "Ulysses" in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication of "Ulysses" he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying, "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal."
Translor: Georg Goyert
Publisher: Rhein Verlag
City: Zurich
Year: 1930
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "On 24 August 1926 Joyce received a typescript of the German translation of "Ulysses."

The German translator, Georg Goyert, sent the typescript of his translation to Joyce and then arrived in Ostend, where Joyce was on holidays, to work with him on the translation.

Goyert had been chosen in a competition to find a translator for Ulysses. His translation of "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" ("Jugendbildnis: Roman") had been published in April 1926 by Rhein-Verlag, the Swiss-based German publishing house owned by Daniel Brody.

Joyce spent four days working through the translation with Goyert in Ostend, but they only managed to cover 88 pages. With the translation due to be published in October, Joyce felt things were being rushed, and claimed that it was full of the most absurd errors and gaps. He even threatened to write a disclaimer to the German press if the publisher didn’t allow more time. Brody agreed to push back the deadline, and Joyce and Goyert met again in Paris to continue the revision. By March 1927 Joyce was working through the proofs of the translation.

The publication of the translation was heralded in Germany with an article by Ivan Goll, Rhein-Verlag’s Paris agent, in the Literarische Welt magazine in June 1927 in which Joyce was declared ‘the Homer of our time’! Only 1000 copies of the luxury three-volume translation were published in the middle of October 1927, with another 100 copies distributed to the press. The publishers had concerns about a possible ban on the book, so the book was available only by subscription and subscriptions were limited to people over twenty-five years of age with a serious interest in literature. Artists, lawyers and doctors, however, could subscribe without restriction!

In November, Joyce wrote to thank Brody for sending him a copy of the book, and told him that it was very handsome and very tastefully done. Despite these congratulations, Joyce was not happy with the translation. The first edition sold out within three weeks and plans were made for a second edition with more revisions to the text. The second edition of three thousand copies was published in 1930 and was subject to the same subscription rules as the first edition.

In addition to "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and "Ulysses," Goyert also translated "Dubliners" ("Dublin: Novellen," published in 1928) and "Anna Livia Plurabelle" (published in 1946)." (Courtesy of The James Joyce Centre Dublin (jamesjoyce.ie/tag/georg-goyert/))

Condition / Notes: This is a scarce German-language edition of James Joyce's modernist novel, translated by Georg Goyert.

Antique set is bound in quarter leather with marbled boards and leather-tipped corners. Spines have raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering. Books show light external wear. Bindings are firm. Interiors with gilt top edges are clean and without markings.



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Lot 8008

$225

Title: Iunii Iuvanalis et A. Persii Flacci Satyrae, cum Uetustissimus, IIsque Manuscripts Codicibus Nunc Denuo Collatae, & Annotationnibus Aliquot Virorum Doctorum Perquam Utilibus Locupletae
Author: Aulus Persius Flaccus - Persius, in full Aulus Persius Flaccus was a Roman poet and satirist of Etruscan origin. In his works, poems and satires, he shows a stoic wisdom and a strong criticism for the abuses of his contemporaries. His works, which became very popular in the Middle Ages, were published after his death by his friend and mentor the stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Cornutus.
, Juvenal - Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD, author of the "Satires." The details of the author's life are unclear, although references within his text to known persons of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD fix his "terminus post quem" (earliest date of composition).
In accord with the manner of Lucilius—the originator of the genre of Roman satire—and within a poetic tradition that also included Horace and Persius, Juvenal wrote at least 16 poems in dactylic hexameter covering an encyclopedic range of topics across the Roman world. While the "Satires" are a vital source for the study of ancient Rome from a vast number of perspectives, their hyperbolic, comedic mode of expression makes the use of statements found within them as simple fact problematic. At first glance the "Satires" could be read as a critique of pagan Rome, perhaps ensuring their survival in Christian monastic scriptoria, a bottleneck in preservation when the large majority of ancient texts were lost.
Publisher: Antonius Gryphius
City: Lyon
Year: 1567
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 192 pages
Width: 3.25" Height: 5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in gilt-stamped black leather boards with blind-stamped rectangular panels, spine bands, and gilt ornamental designs. Book has light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Edges of text block are stained red. Previous owners' names appear on title page and final page. Title page displays smudging at margins. Faded library stamp from Harvard appears on verso of title page. Signature can be seen at bottom margin of the same. Pages display light toning, occasional light foxing, some light staining to edges and corners. Page 192 is heavily toned, page 161 misprinted as 160. Pages have ink underlining and occasional pencil marginalia. Some pages slightly trimmed during rebinding not affecting text block.

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Lot 8009

$90

Book Details: This antique Masonic albums is filled with portraits of the members of the Fultonville (NY) Lodge, No. 531, from the founding of the lodge in 1862 until 1893, when the album was compiled. Each page shows 28 pictures of named individuals, whose cartes de visite were placed side by side and then photographed.

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Condition / Notes: This album has 17 pages. The pegs which originally held the album together are missing, so it is not known if any pages are missing. The pages are in good condition, and the exterior of the album shows wear consistent with age and use.

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Lot 8010

$120

Title: Sketches of Frontier and Indian life on the Upper Missouri & Great Plains. Embracing the Author's Personal Recollections of Noted Frontier Characters, and Some studies and Observations of Wild Indian Life, during a Continuous Residence in the Dakotas and Adjoining States and Territories between the Years 1863 and 1889, Corrected up to 1897
Author: Joseph Henry Taylor - "Joseph Henry Taylor, frontier author, died here (Washburn, N.D.) last night of heart disease. Taylor reached the Platte River in 1864 and worked north along the Missouri River. He was among the first white men to take up his abode in these parts. He was author and publisher of "Beavers and Their Ways," "Frontier and Indian Life," and other similar works." (New York Times obituary, April 9, 1908))
Publisher: Printed and published by the Author
City: Bismarck, North Dakota
Year: 1897
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 306 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce stated third edition.

Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows soiling and spotting to covers. Binding is sound. Light green endpapers display chipping along edges. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Paging is irregular. Work contains numerous full-page illustrations offering portraits of U.S. Army officers and Native Americans, as well as scenes from the Old West.

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Lot 8011

$110

Title: Concealing-Coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of Disguise through Color and Pattern: Being a Summary of Abbott H. Thayer's Discoveries
Author: Abbot Handerson Thayer - Abbott Handerson Thayer was an American artist, naturalist and teacher. As a painter of portraits, figures, animals and landscapes, he enjoyed a certain prominence during his lifetime, and his paintings are represented in the major American art collections. He is perhaps best known for his 'angel' paintings, some of which use his children as models.
During the last third of his life, he worked together with his son, Gerald Handerson Thayer, on a major book about protective coloration in nature, titled "Concealing-Coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of Disguise Through Color and Pattern; Being a Summary of Abbott H. Thayer’s Disclosures." First published by Macmillan in 1909, then reissued in 1918, it may have had an effect on military camouflage during World War I. However it was roundly mocked by Theodore Roosevelt and others for its biased assumption that all animal coloration is cryptic.
Thayer also influenced American art through his efforts as a teacher, training apprentices in his New Hampshire studio., Gerald H. Thayer
Publisher: The Macmillan Co.
City: New York
Year: 1909
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix/260 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.25"
Book Details: "Concealing-Coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of Disguise Through Color and Pattern; Being a Summary of Abbott H. Thayer’s Discoveries" is a book published ostensibly by Gerald H. Thayer in 1909, and revised in 1918, but in fact a collaboration with and completion of his father Abbott Handerson Thayer's major work.
The book, illustrated artistically by Abbott Thayer, sets out the controversial thesis that all animal coloration has the evolutionary purpose of camouflage. Thayer rejected Charles Darwin's theory of sexual selection, arguing in words and paintings that even such conspicuous animal features as the peacock's tail or the brilliant pink of flamingoes or roseate spoonbills were effective as camouflage in the right light.
The book introduced the concepts of disruptive camouflage to break up an object's outlines, of masquerade, as when a butterfly mimics a leaf, and especially of countershading, where an animal's tones make it appear flat by concealing its self-shadowing.
The book was criticized by big game hunter and politician Theodore Roosevelt for its central assertion that every aspect of animal coloration is effective as camouflage. Roosevelt's detailed reply attacked the biased choice of examples to suit Abbott Thayer's thesis and the book's reliance on unsubstantiated claims in place of evidence. The book was more evenly criticized by zoologist and camouflage researcher Hugh Cott, who valued Thayer's work on countershading but regretted his overenthusiastic attempts to explain all animal coloration as camouflage. Thayer was mocked to a greater or lesser extent by other scientific reviewers. (Summary courtesy of Wikipedia)

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth with stamped lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with three small stains to front cover. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name is written at top margin of pastedown and front flyleaf. Frontispiece is detached. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Work is illustrated with 16 colored plates, including frontispiece, and 140 b&w figures. All plates are present.

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Lot 8012

$120

Title: Eldorado, or, Adventures in the Path of Empire; Comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama; Life in San Francisco and Monterrey; Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel
Author: Bayard Taylor - Bayard Taylor was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author.
Publisher: George P. Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is scarce early printing of this set, with a first edition of first volume and a second edition of the second volume.

Antique set is bound in blind-stamped green cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Books show external wear, with rubbing and faint black stains to covers. Binding of second volume is cracked at title page. Pages of first volume are clean and without markings. Water staining is visible at inside margin of preliminary pages, including frontispiece and title page, and first pages of text. Ever larger marginal stains are also visible after page 150. Pages display scattered light foxing. This work contains frontispieces and 6 plates. Frontispieces and 2 plates are in color. A number of plates have tissue guards. Frontispiece of second volume is detached.

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Lot 8013

$175

Title: City of Saint Paul and Fifty Miles Around: A Guide for Tourists and Others to the Health and Pleasure Resorts near the City of Saint Paul
Author: Edmund A. Kirby
Publisher: Edmund A. Kirby, Publisher
City: St. Paul
Year: circa 1880
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 54 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in printed and illustrated paper-covered board with black cloth backstrip. Book shows external wear, with light soiling and mild browning to covers. Previous owner's name appears at top of front cover. Binding is cracking at front hinge and cracked at rear. Pages are clean and without markings. Ten pages at front of volume and final two pages consist of advertisements, one of which announces "unprecedented opportunity for acquiring farming lands in northern Minnesota." Ads also appear on verso of front cover and front and back of rear cover. Final page of text contains list of hunting seasons for various fowl, deer and trout. This work contains in-text and full-page illustrations. Title is taken from front cover.

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Lot 8014

$80

Book Details: These antiquarian reference books are guides to various aspects of botany and horticulture. Several volumes address mushroom culture (mycology) and fungicides. Other topics include greenhouse management, floriculture, growing asparagus, and gardening for profit.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8015

$50

Book Details: This collection of books documents different approaches to nature. In some, the focus is narrow, e.g., "Flora of the Aleutian Islands" or "Azaleas;" others take a much broader view, e.g. "Africa"n (Emil Schulthess), "The Cascade Range" (Ray Atkeson) or "Galapagos: The Flow of Wildness" (Eliot Porter). In two volumes the experience of nature becomes an inner journey: "The Island Within" and "The Grand Canyon: Time and the River Flowing." Also included is "Woodland Portraits," an oversize volume of color nature photographs and text by Jeannette Klute. Some of these books are beautifully illustrated with photographs or color plates. "The Island Within," by Richard Nelson, is inscribed by the author, and also contains a letter from him.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8016

$70

Book Details: Original sources figure prominently in this collection of antiquarian American history, beginning with "Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress, 1853'" and continuing with "Public Treaties of the United States in Force on the First Day of December, 1873." Another volume documents the Abraham Lincoln in 1860 by political cartoons. Also included is handsome copy of the influential journalist and editor Horace Greeley's 1868 autobiography; and from 1890, "Curious Facts: Historical, Geographical, Political" about the U.S., with color fold-out map.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8017

$110

Title: Old Rabbit, the Voodoo, and Other Sorcerers
Author: Mary Alicia Owen - Mary Alicia Owen was a folklore collector of Missouri who compiled several works of local legend and voodoo.
She was born in a family of Saint Joseph, Missouri and lived with her two sisters, Luella and Juliette, both of whom were noted authors. She became inspired to record the disappearing folk tales after reading Algonquin Legends of New England, beginning a correspondence with Charles Godfrey Leland. Her earliest publication was "Old Rabbit the Voodoo, and other Sorcerers," printed with an introduction by Leland, which was favourably reviewed in the English journal Folk-Lore; the reviewer, E. S. Hartland, dismisses Leland's request for consideration as a first work and says of it, "[f]rom the first page to the last there is not a dull page...". Her researches and fieldwork had already been reported in a paper she read before the 1891 "Second International Folk-Congress" in London, which was printed in the Transactions of the conference as "Among the Voodoos." Her principal work was "Voodoo Tales as Told among the Negroes of the Southwest," Owen gave long service to The Missouri Folklore Society, serving as its President until the year of her death.
Owen also published articles in Century Magazine and Overland Monthly, writing as Julia Scott, and contributed reviews and journalism to other periodicals. (Biographical information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
City: London
Year: 1893
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/310 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details: Published in New York the same year, under title: "Voodoo tales, as Told among the Negroes of the Southwest."

"This very remarkable collection by Miss Mary A. Owen takes us more deeply than those which are made on the Grimm principle of "pleasing tales for the nursery" - Back to the fresh green and growing leaves. It is indeed entertaining and amusing, but nothing has in it been sacrificed to the latter element, nor are the narrators of the tales in it made of more real importance than the subject. The subject is as curious as it is entirely novel. There is in Missouri, as "all along the Border," a mixed race of Negro and Indian descent, who have inherited a vast stock of the tradition of both races, and combined and blended them strangely into new life. As there is in them, however, a very great predominance of red Indian, we get therefore a clue as to the mysterious origin of American negro tales. The stories, in fact, all agree almost to identity with those found in the collections of Schoolcraft, Kohl, and many others. But in the vast amount of sorcery, magic, medicine, and fetishes recorded, we find the African Voodoo ideas very strangely mixed with the Indian." (from Charles Godrey Leland's introduction).

Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in light blue and brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and stamped black lettering to top of front cover. Multi-color pictorial design appears in lower half of front cover depicting various characters in book. Spine is sunned. Covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. Work is illustrated with a frontispiece and numerous textual drawings by Juliette A. Owen and Louis Wain.

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Lot 8018

$90

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books from the Illustrated Library of Wonder series shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Wonders of Acoustics; or, the Phenomena of Sound" (1870), "Wonders of Architecture" (1871), "The Bottom of the Sea" (1870), "Wonders of the Human Body" (1871), "Lighthouses and Lightships: A Descriptive and Historical Account of Their Mode of Construction and Organization" (1870)
and "Adventures of the Great Hunting Grounds of the World" (1870). Works are well illustrated with plates and textual illustrations.

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Condition / Notes: Volumes of this set are bound in blind-stamped red cloth with stamped gilt decorative designs to spines. Books show varying degrees of external wear, with several displaying faint moisture markings, discoloration, minor loss of material, small tears, and soiling to covers. Volume "The Sublime in Nature: Compiled from the Description of Travellers and Celebrated Writers" (1870) shows dark circular marking (presumably from bottom of glass/cup) to front cover. Bindings are generally sound. Interiors are generally clean and without markings. Volume "The Wonders of Pompeii" lacks initial pages, with text block beginning at page 15.

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Lot 8019

$80

Title: The Machine Gun
Author: George M. Chinn
Publisher: Bureau of Ordnance, Department of the Navy
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1951-1955
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: No
Width: 8.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a mixed set of this work, lacking volume II and offering two copies of Volume I.

Set is bound in pebbled dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines and front covers. Seal of the U. S. Navy Bureau of Ordnance appears on front covers. Books show light shelfwear. Front hinge of one of first volumes is cracked. Bindings are otherwise tight. Third volume has paper labels appear at top and bottom of spine, front board and margins of front flyleaf and rear pastedown reading "Downgraded from confidential to unclassified auth FPSC CNC B3 of 3249." Unmarked interiors are otherwise clean and bright. This work is profusely illustrated with b&w photos, drawings, charts and diagrams.

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Lot 8020

$10

Title: Tricks of the Trade
Author: Sir John Collings Squire - Sir John Collings Squire was a British poet, writer, historian, and influential literary editor of the post-World War I period. His writings mostly discuss common experiences.

Publisher: William Heinemann, Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1926
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/79 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work of poetry. Author's signature appears on front flyleaf. Inscription reads "J. S. Mayfield's / book / J. C. Squire / 1931."

Antique volume is bound in black cloth with printed paper spine label. Book shows mild external wear, with small stain at bottom edge and three very small blemishes to front cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear.

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Lot 8021

$50

Details: The eleven antique documents in this collection are officially recorded survey maps of properties in Northampton County, PA. All of the documents are dated July, 1869, and they clarify property boundaries set in the 1790s in the area of Upper and Lower Smithfield townships. Names mentioned in these documents include Daniel Brodhead, Henry Drinker, Joseph Wilkinson, Thomas Rustin, Mary Rustin, William Harrison, John Jarvis, Clement Stocker, and many others.

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Condition / Notes: All of these documents, which are on fine quality paper, are in very good condition.

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Lot 8022

$90

Title: Our Country and Its People: A Descriptive and Biographical Record of Madison County, New York
Author: uncredited author
Editor: John E. Smith
Publisher: The Boston History Company, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1899
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/239 pages
Width: 7.75" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather over brown cloth. Spine has raised bands and stamped gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with small tear at top of front spine edge and loss of material of tip of corners. Small white markings appear along fore edge of front board. Binding is firm. Previous owner's bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings.This volume contains a map of Madison County, an intact fold-out map of the town of Lenox, portrait plates, and textual illustrations.

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Lot 8023

$110

Book Details: American history, particularly that of New York and Pennsylvania, is explored in this collection of antiquarian books. Included is "Henry J. Raymond and the New York Press" (Augustus Maverick, 1870) which chronicles the evolution of newspapers (in particular, the New York Times) in New York City and includes a half-size fold-out of the first issue of the "Daily Times;" and "The Pennsylvania College Book" (ed. E.S. Breidenbaugh, 1882) with includes mounted original photographic plates. Other notable volumes are Books IX and X of William Robertson's "History of America" (1796) recounting the history of Virginia to the year 1688 and the history of New England to the year 1652; and the "Gazetteer of New York" (1860) with its beautiful engraved illustrations.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8024

$20

Title: Some Details Concerning General Moreau, and His Last Moments. Followed by a Short Biographical Sketch
Author: Paul Svinine
Publisher: E. J. Coale and Harrod and Buel
City: Baltimore
Year: 1814
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 151 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique string-bound volume lacks front board. Paper-covered rear board shows soiling, with stain to upper right corner, which extends to cloth spine. Text block is intact. Lightly age-toned pages display foxing throughout.

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Lot 8025

$55

Book Details: European history is vividly conveyed in this group of vintage and antiquarian books, which include Margaret Bourke-White's 1946 report on the fall of the Nazis, "Dear Fatherland, Rest Quietly," which is profusely illustrated with her black & white photographs. Nineteenth century Parisian literary life is described in Alphonse Daudet's "Thirty Years of Paris" (1888); and the Venice of 1895 is depicted in words and in watercolor illustrations in "Venetian Life" by William Dean Howells. Gustav Flaubert might have drawn inspiration for Madame Bovary from "Souvenirs d'une Vieille Femme" (1834) by Madame Sophie Gay. The history of Scotch whisky is described in Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart's 1951 book, and B. Homer Dixon's privately distributed book on "Surnames" (1857) comes with its later Supplement bound in.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8026

$30

Title: The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Joseph Robins
City: London
Year: 1833
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume lacks spine cover and both boards are detached. Text block is shaken. Blank page opposite title page has annotations in pencil. Name of previous owner is written in ink at top margin of detached title page. Initial signature is detaching. Pages exhibit light foxing. Work is illustrated with vignettes and hand-colored fashion plates.

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Lot 8027

$45

Title: Les paradis artificiels. La fanfarlo
Author: Charles Baudelaire - Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. His most famous work, "Les Fleurs du mal" (The Flowers of Evil), expresses the changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during the 19th century. Baudelaire's highly original style of prose-poetry influenced a whole generation of poets including Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Stéphane Mallarme among many others. He is credited with coining the term "modernity" (modernite) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience.



Publisher: Louis Conard, Libraire-Editeur
City: Paris
Year: 1927
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 382 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: "La Fanfarlo" was first published in January 1847. It is notable for being the only prose work that Baudelaire wrote. The novella describes a fictionalized account of the writer's love affair with a dancer, Jeanne Duval.

"Les Paradis Artificiels" (Artificial Paradises) was published in 1860, about the state of being under the influence of opium and hashish. Baudelaire describes the effects of the drugs and discusses the way in which they could theoretically aid mankind in reaching an "ideal" world. The text was influenced by Thomas de Quincey's "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" and "Suspiria de Profundis."
Condition / Notes: This volume is one of a scarce limited edition of the complete works of Baudelaire numbered and initialed by publisher L. C. This is copy 94 of 100. This French-language edition contains a substantial critical apparatus.

Antique volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows mild external wear, with two small tears at edges of rear cover and small closed tear at top edge of front cover. Binding is sound. Partially uncut pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 8028

$70

Book Details: Some notable books populate this lot of antiquarian American travel and exploration. Foremost is "New York to Alaska," by James M. Winter, who served as chief engineer aboard a steamer in 1900. Also of interest is the pioneering geologist Sir Charles Lyell's account of his second visit to the United States, published in 1849 in two volumes. Other early reports are "The Canoe and the Saddle, Adventures Among the Northwestern Rivers and Forests," by Theodore Winthrop (1863); the 1843 letters of "An American lady" in London; an 1859 book on Acadia, and the "Second Series of a Diary in America," by Captain Frederick Marryat, the inventor of the nautical genre of fiction, and who inspired later authors such as C.S. Forester, Alexander Kent, Patrick O'Brian, and many others.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 8029

$35

Title: Dos barcos
Author: Carlos Montenegro
Publisher: Ediciones Sabado
City: Havana
Year: 1934
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 266 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this Spanish-language collection of short stories. Inscription in ink on front flyleaf reads "A John Spivate (?), (illegible) / en homenaje a su paso / por Cuba. / Carlos Montenegro / La Habana Jul. 17. 36."

Antique volume is bound in decorative printed color wrappers. Book shows external wear, with tear at mid-section of front spine edge. Binding is detaching at front hinge. Text block is intact. Partially-uncut pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 8030

$10

Title: The Sea & the Sky
Author: Dromedary, Jonathan Byrd
Publisher: Waterbug
City: Portland, Oregon
Year: 2004
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 32 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 5.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this illustrated song book, signed by Jonathan Byrd and the members of the musical group Dromedary, Rob McMaken, Andrew Reissiger, and illustrator Jan Burger. Signatures appear on front flyleaf.

Volume is bound in laminated illustrated covers. Book is in excellent condition. This work contains full-page illustrations by Jan Burger facing on pages facing lyrics. This book has no CD.

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