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Lot 7001

$300

Title: Norroena: The History and Romance of Northern Europe. A Library of Supreme Classics Printed in Complete Form
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Rasmus B. Anderson - Rasmus Bjorn Anderson (January 12, 1846 – March 2, 1936) was an American author, professor, and diplomat. He brought to popular attention the idea that Viking explorers discovered the New World and was the originator of Leif Erikson Day. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Published by the Norroena Society
City: London / Copenhagen / Stockholm / Berlin / New York
Year: 1906
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 15 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: The contents of this work are as follows:

--v. [1-2]. The nine books of the Danish history of Saxo Grammaticus. Tr. by Oliver Elton.
--v. [3-5]. The Heimskringla. Tr. by Samuel Laing.
--v. [6]. The story of Burnt Njal. Tr. by George Webbe Dasent.
--(v. [7]. The elder eddas of Saemund Sigfusson. Tr. by Benjamin Thorpe. The younger eddas of Snorre Sturleson. Tr. by I.A. Blackwell.
--v.[8-10]. Teutonic Mythology. By Viktor Rydberg, tr. by Rasmus B. Anderson.
--v. [11]. The Volsunga saga. Tr. by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris. (Reel 3)
--v. [12]. A collection of popular tales from the Norse and North German. By George Webbe Dasent.
--v. [13]. Romances and epics of our northern ancestors. By W. Wagner.
--v. [14]. The Arthurian tales. By Thomas Mallory.
--v. [15]. The Norse discovery of America. Translations and deductions by Arthur Middleton Reeves, North Ludlow Beamish, and Rasmus B. Anderson.
Condition / Notes: This is the complete (in fifteen volumes) Viking Edition of this work, numbered 85 of 650 sets on each half-title page. These antique volumes are bound in green cloth covers with illustrated title labels on the spine. There is white library notation at the foot of each spine. The volumes show light shelf wear and some chipping/loss at the edges of the title labels. Some volumes have a few loose pages. The text blocks are adorned with gilt top edges and deckled bottom and fore edges. Bookplates have been removed from the front endpapers. Each volume contains a tissue-guarded color frontispiece with letterpress description. The pages show mild age toning.
Lot 7002

$325

Title: The Survay of London Containing the Originall Antiquitie Encrease and More Modern Estate of the Sayd Famous Citie Asalso, the Rule and Government thereof (both Ecclesiasticall and Temporall) from Time to Time. With a Briefe Relation of All the Memorable Monuments, and Other Especiall Observations Both in and about the Same Citie. Written in the Yeere 1598 by John Stow, Citizen of London. Since then, Continued, Corrected and Much Enlarged with Many Rare and Worthy Notes, Both of Venerable Antiquity and Later Memorie; Such as were Never Published before the Present Yeere 1618
Author: John Stow - John Stow (also Stowe) was an English historian and antiquarian best known for his 1598 "Survey of London."


Publisher: Printed by George Purslowe
City: London
Year: 1618
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 980 pages
Width: 6" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has been rebacked in leather with stamped gilt lettering and raised bands on the spine. There is moderate rubbing and wear to the covers. The binding is sound. Armorial bookplates are affixed to the front endpaper. The pages show light age toning and scattered moisture marking and soiling. The pages include numerous vignettes, decorations, and historiated initials. At one time, half the title page was lost. The right half has since been replaced with a handwritten continuation of the left side, including the vignette. This work has been done in exquisite detail.

This volume has been collated and appears complete. Ten unnumbered introductory pages are followed by 908 numbered pages of text. A small number of pages exhibit loss/closed tears. The title page has a closed horizontal tear measuring approximately 1” at the fore edge. Page 3/4 has a closed horizontal tear in the upper outer corner approximately 1” in length. Pages 849/850 have a closed tear with minor loss at the foot measuring approximately 1 ½”. There is minor loss at the fore edge of the final leaf measuring approximately ¾” x 1”.

There are a number of page anomalies in this volume as follows: There are four unnumbered pages between pages 20 and 21. Page 252 is printed as 225, 358 as 342, 359 as 343, 362 as 346, 363 as 347, 774 as 784, 775 as 785, 776 as 780, 778 as 788, 779 as 789, 780 as 788, 790 as 390, 791 as 391, 841 as 481, 901 as 908, 917 as 817, 978 as 950, and 979 as 951. In all cases, the text appears continuous.
Lot 7003

$250

Title: Die griechisch-agyptische Sammlung von Ernst von Sieglin
Author: Carl Watzinger
Editor: Ernst von Sieglin - Ernst von Sieglin was a Stuttgart businessman and a patron of the arts. Sieglin financed excavations in Alexandria between 1898 and 1902, where the multistoried underground necropolis at Kom-Esch-Schukafa was explored, as well as excavations at the serapeum, in the royal quarter and in the district of Hadra. The findings were published at Sieglin's expense in a multi-volume work entitled "Expedition Ernst von Sieglin, Ausgrabungen in Alexandria." A second Sieglin expedition to Egypt took place between 1909 and 1914, under the direction of Georg Steindorff, and discovered the funerary temple of Khepri in Giza.
Publisher: Druck und Verlag von Giesecke & Devrient
City: Leipzig
Year: 1927
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: No
Width: 13" Height: 18"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set consists of the text and plate volume for the first part, letter B, of the second volume of this multi-volume work entitled "Expedition Ernst Sieglin: Ausgrabungen in Alexandria." Both of these volumes are entitled "Malerei und Plastik." It should be noted that the text volume of the set has a smaller format, measuring approximately 9" x 12.25".

These volumes are bound in white cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate ornamentation stamped in gold. The books show external wear, with soiling and rubbing to the covers, as well as darkening to the spines. The plate volume lacks its top flap and the remaining flaps exhibit light soiling, with the fore-edge flap displaying significant tearing at the fold. The text volume is solidly bound, adorned with gilt edges and decoratively patterned endpapers. Its interior is clean and bright. This work is lavishly illustrated, with numerous textual illustrations and plates.

This volume has been collated and is complete. The text volume contains ten introductory pages, followed by 143 numbered pages of text. In addition, this volume contains 12 plates.

The plate volume contains six pages of introductory text, followed by 50 loose plates.
Lot 7004

$130

Title: An Essay on the Life of George Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Army, through the Revolutionary War; and the First President of the United States.
Author: Aaron Bancroft - Aaron Bancroft (November 10, 1755 – August 19, 1839) was an American clergyman. He was born in Reading, Massachusetts to Samuel Bancroft and Lydia Parker. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Printed by Thomas & Sturtevant
City: Worcester
Year: 1807
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/552 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: The father of American historian George Bancroft, Aaron Bancroft served as a minuteman, and was present, at the battles of both Lexington and Bunker Hill. He graduated from Harvard in 1778 and subsequently taught, studied theology and spent three years as a missionary in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. In 1785 he settled in Worcester, Massachusetts as pastor of the Congregational church, and remained in
the same post until his death in 1839. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1805, he was a founding member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1812, for which he served as vice-president from 1816-1831. His biography of Washington is based on Marshall's 5-volume work.

Howes B86; Sabin 3096

Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in leather, with stamped ruling and lettering on a red spine label. The exterior shows moderate rubbing and scuffing. The hinges show wear. The text block is solid. An armorial bookpalte is affixed to the front pastedown. A stipple engraved frontispiece portrait depicts Washington. The pages show moderate age toning and light to moderate foxing.
Lot 7005

$60

Title: Presentation of Flags of New York Volunteer Regiments and Other Organizations, to His Excellency, Governor Fenton, in Accodance with a Resolution of the Legislature, July 4, 1865.
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers
City: Albany
Year: 1865
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 249
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in red cloth, with gilt lettering and ornamentation to the front cover. This volume shows significant external wear, with scattered soiling to the covers and moisture markings at the edges. The covers and spine are edge worn, with some loss to the spine extremities. The binding is cracked at the front hinge, and the book is lacking its rear free endpaper. The text block shows age toning.

Two previous owners' signatures are visible on the front endpaper and verso of the frontispiece. The tissue-guarded frontispiece depicts an eagle soaring over a shield, on which is painted a rising sun and an American flag. Surrounding them are tattered and bloodied battle flags, and underneath them a drum, guns, and bayonets are gathered together, framed by a wreath. The interior of this volume shows scattered foxing, mostly concentrated near the beginning of the volume. Faint moisture markings appear on the fore-edge of pages 200-220. A history of flags is present at the rear.
Lot 7006

$225

Title: The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus, "Don Quixote," considered the first modern novel, is a classic of Western literature, and is regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written. His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called "la lengua de Cervantes" ("the language of Cervantes"). He was dubbed El Príncipe de los Ingenios ("The Prince of Wits").
Translor: Tobias Smollet - Tobias George Smollett was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as "The Adventures of Roderick Random" (1748) and "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle" (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr. O. M. Brack, jr. to correct variants.

Publisher: Published by D. Huntington
City: New York
Year: 1814
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 3" Height: 5.25"
Book Details: "Don Quixote," fully titled "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha," is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, "Don Quixote" is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published, such as the Bokklubben World Library collection that cites Don Quixote as authors' choice for the "best literary work ever written." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes are bound in stamped green leather, with gilt ruling on the covers and gilt lettering/decoration on the spines. The exteriors exhibit rubbing, light scuffing, and edge wear. The bindings are sound. The pages display age toning and scattered foxing.

Each of these volumes contains an engraved frontispiece and title page vignette.
Lot 7007

$130

Title: Drawings for Dante's Inferno by Rico Lebrun
Author: Dante Alighieri - Durante degli Alighieri, mononymously referred to as Dante, was an Italian poet, prose writer, literary theorist, moral philosopher, and political thinker. He is best known for the monumental epic poem "La commedia," later named "La divina commedia" ("The Divine Comedy") is considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

In Italy he is known as "il Sommo Poeta" ("the Supreme Poet") or "just il Poeta." Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also known as "the three fountains" or "the three crowns". Dante is also called the "Father of the Italian language".
, Rico Lebrun - Rico (Frederico) Lebrun (December 10, 1900 – May 9, 1964) was an Italy-born, Italian-American painter and sculptor. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: John Ciardi
Publisher: The Kanthos Press
City: Unknown
Year: 1963
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 36 plates plus 4 laid-in lithographs
Width: 13.5" Height: 18"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, one of 2000 copies produced with four original lithographs (signed in-plate) laid in.

The vintage volume is bound in black cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. There is very mild shelf wear at the extremities. The lithographs and pages are clean and without markings. The work contains 36 plates of drawings by Lebrun, in addition to the four loose-as-issued lithographs unique to this edition.

The volume is housed in a plain slipcase with moderate shelf wear, as well as some chipping and separation at the edges and corners.
Lot 7008

$300

Title: Medinet Habu: The Temple Proper, Part II. The Re Chapel, the Royal Mortuary Complex, and adjacent rooms with miscellaneous material from the Pylons, the Forecourts, and the first Hypostyle Hall.
Author: The Epigraphic Survey - The mission of the Epigraphic Survey, based at Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt since its founding in 1924, has been to produce photographs and precise line drawings of the inscriptions and relief scenes on major temples and tombs at Luxor for publication. More recently the Survey has expanded its program to include conservation, restoration, and site management. In addition to the field director, the professional staff of the Survey normally includes three to four epigraphers, four to five artists, two photographers, an architect, a librarian, several conservators, stonemasons, and IT consultants. The epigraphers and artists include both graduate students and post-doctoral scholars who have received training in all aspects of Egyptology. [Courtesy the University of Chicago]
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1963
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: xix plus 119 plates
Width: 15.25" Height: 19.25"
Book Details: The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu is an important New Kingdom period structure in the West Bank of Luxor in Egypt. Aside from its size and architectural and artistic importance, the temple is probably best known as the source of inscribed reliefs depicting the advent and defeat of the Sea Peoples during the reign of Ramesses III. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This is the second volume only of the Epigraphic Survey's work on the temple proper at Medinet Habu and the sixth volume overall in the series. The vintage large folio is preserved in stamped paper wrapping (with some tears) from its original shipment. The images included are of a similar volume.

The work contains a color frontispiece depicting Amon-Re, King of the Gods, as well as 119 plates containing diagrams, plans, and photographs.
Lot 7009

$35

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

Among the titles in this lot are both volumes of "Holland"; both volumes of "The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America"; and Volumes I and II of "The Rise of the Dutch Republic."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear, faint moisture markings, detaching/detached boards. Please note that the frontispiece of "The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America" is detached and has a substantial tear in the center. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 7010

$750

Title: Troilus and Cressida, or, Truth Found too Late. A Tragedy as it is Acted at the Dukes Theatre. To Which is Prefix'd, a Preface Containing the Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy.
Author: John Dryden - John Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John." He was made Poet Laureate in 1668.
Publisher: Printed for Abel Swall
City: London
Year: 1679
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 69 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: The preliminary essay in this work contains an important statement of Dryden's critical doctrine. "Between the classical doctrine, derived from Aristotle . . . to which Dryden wishes to remain faithful, and, on the other hand, the technique of the Elizabethan Romanticistsm he here establishes a deliberate reconciliation" (Legousi & Cazamian, History of Ehglish Literature).

Wing D2389

Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of Dryden's "Troilus and Cressida." This antique volume has been rebound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and a black spine label with gilt lettering to the spine. The volume shows minimal external wear, with only very faint rubbing tot the spine label. The binding is firm. The text block is age toned. The endpapers display mild age toning, and a previous owner's bookplate is present on the front paste-down. The title page shows scattered spotting. The interior of this volume is clean and bright, with only a few scattered spots.

This volume has been collated and appears complete. Twenty-two unnumbered introductory pages are followed by 69 numbered pages of text.

Lot 7011

$175

Title: Vistas de los monumentos a lo largo de la linea divisoria entre Mexico y los Estados Unidos, de El Paso al Pacifico
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Imprenta de John Polhemus y Compania
City: New York
Year: circa 1901
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 258 leaves
Width: 15" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique oblong volume is bound in quarter red leather and black cloth with leather-tipped corners. Bright stamped gilt lettering appears on the front cover and spine (where it is lettered volume III). The book shows external wear, with light soiling and rubbing to the covers. Minor loss is visible at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is cracked at the front and rear of the volume. The edges of the text block and the endpapers are marbled. An antique newspaper clipping on the Mexican border has been affixed to the upper outside corner of a blank preliminary page. The title page, showing minor tears and stains at the fore edge, and first plate are detached. The plates are clean and without markings. This work offers photographic views of the 258 stone pylons set along the U.S-Mexico border, shot either by themselves or accompanied by person(s). The title page indicates photographs were taken under the direction of Jacobo Blanco ("tomadas, por parte de Mexico, bajo la direccion del ingeniero Jacobo Blanco"). The captions are in Spanish.
Lot 7012

$35

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

This lot includes eight volumes of the "Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York," ranging from the 1850s through the 1860s, including volumes printed with fold-out diagrams of the members of the senate during the American Civil War. Also present is "The New York State Register" from the year 1831, and three volumes of the "Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac," one of which contains two well-preserved, color maps in a pocket at the front: one of Long Island, and one of Brooklyn.

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including soiling, moisture markings, and detaching/detached boards and spine covers.
Lot 7013

$110

Title: The Idylliums of Theocritus with Rapin's Discourse of Pastorals, Done into English
Author: Paul de Rapin - Paul de Rapin, sieur of Thoyras (and therefore styled Thoyras de Rapin), was a French historian writing under English patronage (courtesy of Wikipedia)., Theocritus - Theocritus, the creator of ancient Greek bucolic poetry, flourished in the 3rd century BC.
Translor: Thomas Creech - Thomas Creech was an English translator of classical works, and headmaster of Sherborne School. Creech translated Lucretius into verse in 1682, for which he received a Fellowship at Oxford. He also produced English versions of Manilius, Horace, Theocritus, and other classics (courtesy of Wikipedia).
Publisher: Printed by L. Lichfield, Printer to the University, for Anthony Stephens
City: Oxford
Year: 1684
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This volume contains poetry by Theocritus, known as the creator of ancient Greek bucolic poetry.
Condition / Notes: This is the first edition of this work, and the first issue of this translation. This antique volume, in full leather with four raised bands, has a separating front board. This book shows external wear, with rubbing and a few chips to the covers, and some separation at the head of the spine. A vertical crack appears at the spine edge near the foot of the spine. A previous owner's bookplate is present on the front paste-down, and a previous owner's inscription, dated either 1710 or 1711, appears on the verso of the title page. An undated annotation is visible on the rear paste-down. A few ink annotations are present on the title page, one circa 1738. This edition lacks the engraved title. There is some cracking to the backstrip, and the first few pages of the work are separating. The text is largely clean and bright, with only occasional spots of soiling or foxing.

Wing T855, Pforzheimer 1008
Lot 7014

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- General History of the Town of Sharon, Litchfield County, Conn. From Its First Settlement by Charles F. Sedgwick - Dated 1898 by Charles Walsh, Printer and PublisherThis is a stated third edition.

This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine and front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with light soiling to the covers. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with b&w photographic plates, including a frontispiece portrait of the author.
- History of Simsbury, Granby and Canton, from 1642 to 1845 by Noah A. Phelps - Dated 1845 by Press of Case, Tiffany and Burnham - First EditionThis is a first edition of this local Connecticut history, with an inscription on the front flyleaf reading "Miss Mary Ann Phelps / from her cousin / N. A. Phelps."

This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth, with a gilt-lettered spine label. The spine cover shows loss at the top and bottom, with a portion of the mid-section detaching. The front and rear covers display light soiling. Very minor loss can be seen at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The pages exhibit light foxing and a small (faint) moisture marking in the lower right corner.
Lot 7015

$30

Details: This lot includes the group of pair of antique Mexico City periodicals shown in the corresponding image(s). These are the "Annual National Edition" and the "Second National Edtion" published by The Mexican Herald in 1909 and 1910 respectively. This English-language newspaper (1895-1915) "served enclave of 25,000 American businessmen in Mexico City." (see article in International Communication Gazette at http://gaz.sagepub.com/content/63/5/387.short). These issues were intended to participate in the celebration of the centenary of the independence of Mexico (both are dated September 16th, i. e. Independence Day). Each contains well-illustrated articles on the development of business and industry in Mexico, offering as well numerous illustrated advertisements. There are also pieces providing celebratory accounts of the careers of government officials. A final section in the 1910 issue has a "statistical review" of the country. The 1909 edition has 98 pages, that of 1910 138. Both have decorative, illustrated front covers, featuring the national colors of Mexico.


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Condition / Notes: These publications, measuring approximately 11" x 16", show loss to the spine covers, light soiling to the covers, and have detached/detaching pages (the 1910 issue has a detaching front cover). The front covers have small closed tears at the edges, with curling at the corners (extending in the 1910 issue to the outside corners of the text block). The name of F. A. Skilton appears at the top of the front cover. "Price 25 cents" is stamped at the top of the 1909 issue. The pages are clean and without markings.
Lot 7016

$50

Title: Memoirs of the Life of David Rittenhouse, LLD. F.R.S. Late President of the American Philosophical Society, &c. Interspersed with Various Notices of Many Distinguished Men: with an Appendix, Containing Sundry Philosophical and Other Papers, Most of Which Have Not hitherto Been Published.
Author: William Barton (heraldist) - William Barton (April 11, 1754 – October 21, 1817) was a Pennsylvania lawyer, scholar, and the designer (with Charles Thomson) of the Great Seal of the United States. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Published by Edward Parker
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1813
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 614 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: David Rittenhouse (April 8, 1732 – June 26, 1796) was a renowned American astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, mathematician, surveyor, scientific instrument craftsman and public official. Rittenhouse was a member of the American Philosophical Society and the first director of the United States Mint. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown leather, with a red letter title label showing stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is moderate external rubbing, heaviest at the edges, corners, and gutters. The binding is sound. An armorial bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. The frontispiece portrait depicts Rittenhouse. The pages show light to moderate foxing.
Lot 7017

$60

Title: Benighted Mexico
Author: Randolph Wellford Smith
Publisher: John Lane Company / John Lane, Bodley Head
City: New York / London
Year: 1916
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 390 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: From the dust jacket flap:

"Benighted Mexico" is a first-hand analytical study of conditions in that darkest land from the period of Madero's assassination to the midsummer of [1916].
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work, in its original dust jacket. The antique volume is bound in red cloth covers, with stamped gilt and black lettering/ornamentation on the front cover and spine. There is mild rubbing at the corners. The binding is solid. The pages show mild age toning and occasional mild marginal foxing.

The volume has its original illustrated dust jacket with light age toning and edge wear/loss. The price of $1.50 appears on the front flap. The jacket is preserved in paper-backed mylar.
Lot 7018

$35

Title: A New Universal Gazetteer, or Geographical Dictionary, Containing a Description of the Various Countries, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Seas, Lakes, Rivers, Mountains, Capes, &c; in the Known World. With an Appendix, Containing an Account of the Monies, Weights and Measures of Various Countries, with Tables Illustrating the Population, Commerce, and Resources of the United States. Accompanied with an Atlas.
Author: Jedidiah Morse - Jedidiah Morse was a notable geographer whose textbooks became a staple for students in the United States. He was the father of telegraphy pioneer and painter Samuel F. B. Morse, and his textbooks earned him the sobriquet of "father of American geography.", Richard Carey Morse
Publisher: Printed and Published by S. Converse
City: New Haven
Year: 1823
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 856 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) clergyman and geographer wrote "Geography Made Easy" in 1784, which was said by historian George W. White to be the first geography published in the United States; others soon followed and were highly successful. In 1797 Morse published his first geographical dictionary, "The American Gazetteer."

Condition / Notes: This is the fourth edition of this work, "revised and corrected" with the aide of the author's son, with whom he also worked on a pocket gazetteer. A separate atlas of sixty-three maps, not included, was created by Aaron Arrowsmith and Samuel Lewis.

The antique leather volume has cracked hinges. There is stamped gilt lettering/ruling on the spine. The exterior shows moderate rubbing/scuffing, concentrated at the edges. The text block is solid. An armorial bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. A former owner's signature appears in the upper margin of the title page. The pages show light to moderate foxing, mostly in the margins.

Shoemaker 13403.
Lot 7019

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of the vintage photography exhibit portfolios from the New York State Council on the Arts shown in the corresponding images.

These 1971 photographic print collections in slipcases were produced by the New York State Council on the Arts for the New York Museums Collaborative. The titles include "Growing Up Black: Photographs by Leroy Lucas," "Erie Canal: History of the Canal that Made New York the Empire State from 1817 to the Present," and "The Lower East Side: Immigrant Portal to American from 1875-1925."

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Condition / Notes: These antique portfolios, each measuring approximately 11.25" by 14.5", include numerous full-page photographic prints (bright and well-preserved) with brief explanatory text. The plain printed cardboard slipcases show moderate rubbing/toning and the signature of a former owner.
Lot 7020

$100

Title: El Toro: A Motor Car Story of Interior Cuba
Author: E. Ralph Estep
Publisher: Packard Motor Car Company
City: Detroit
Year: 1909
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 107
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details: From the book's preface: "This narrative is just the relation of what happened, when, on other business bent, we strayed into the unknown and stayed to have a motoring experience, which was far enough from the conventional to deserve a place in the realm of adventure."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown paper covered boards with a brown cloth backstrip. The front cover is ornamented with white stamped lettering, brown stamped decoration, and a color pictorial paste-down depicting an automobile--presumably a Packard--traversing a dirt road in the Cuban countryside. The book shows minimal external wear, with faint toning to the top edge, light bumping to the spine extremities, and small indications of shelf wear. The binding is firm. The text block displays mild age toning and foxing.

A previous owner's signature is present on one of the preliminary pages. A spot of soiling is present to the title page, and the interior otherwise shows only minor scattered foxing. This volume is lavishly illustrated with tissue-guarded photo plates, including a frontispiece. Each plate includes a caption, excerpted from the text, printed in red on the tissue guard. Almost all of the photographs depict the Packard from some angle, positioned carefully among scenes of Cuban people, cities, and countryside.
Lot 7021

$110

Title: Centennial History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
Author: Rhamanthus M. Stocker
Publisher: R. T. Peck & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1887
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/851 pages
Width: 8" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: Susquehanna County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,356. Its county seat is Montrose. The county was created on February 21, 1810, from part of Luzerne County and later organized in 1812. It is named for the Susquehanna River. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in quarter-leather with purple pebbled cloth covers. There is stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation on the spine. There is moderate rubbing and scuffing to the exterior, heaviest at the edges and corners; the spine cover shows moderate chipping and loss. The binding is cracked between the dedication and the preface. The text block is adorned with gilt edges. The pages show light age toning and occasional smudging.The volume is illustrated with numerous tissue-guarded plates depicting important historical figures from Susquehanna County.
Lot 7022

$80

Title: The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq; In Four Volumes
Author: Joseph Addison - Joseph Addison was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was the eldest son of The Reverend Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend, Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine.
Editor: Thomas Tickell - Thomas Tickell was a minor English poet and man of letters.

Tickell's success in literature, as in life, was largely due to the friendship of Joseph Addison, who procured for him (1717) an under-secretaryship of state, to the chagrin of Richard Steele, who from then on bore a grudge against Tickell. During the peace negotiations with France, Tickell published in 1713 the "Prospect of Peace."

In 1715 he brought out a translation of the first book of the Iliad contemporaneously with Alexander Pope's version. Addison's reported description of Tickell's version as the best that ever was in any language roused the anger of Pope, who assumed that Addison was the author. Addison instructed Tickell to collect his works, which were printed in 1721 under Tickell's editorship.

"Kensington Gardens" (1722), Tickell's longest poem, is sometimes viewed as inflated and pedantic. It has been said that Tickell's poetic powers were awakened by his admiration for the person and genius of Addison, and undoubtedly his best work is the sincere and dignified elegy addressed to the Earl of Warwick on Addison's death. His ballad of Cohn and Mary was for a long time the most popular of his poems. Tickell contributed to The Spectator and The Guardian. *His Works were printed in 1749 and are included in Chalmers's and other editions of the English Poets. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)

Publisher: Printed for Jacob Tonson
City: London
Year: 1721
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique leather-bound set has been rebacked with stamped gilt lettering and raised bands on the spines. There is moderate to heavy rubbing, toning, and soiling to the exteriors. The bindings are solid. Armorial bookplates are affixed to the front pastedown. An engraved frontispiece portrait in the first volume depicts Addison. The pages show moderate age toning and foxing. Many pages are decorated with engraved head-pieces, tail-pieces, and initials.
Lot 7023

$10

Title: El militarismo mejicano: estudios publicados en los principales diarios de los Estados Unidos
Author: Vicente Blasco Ibanez - Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was a journalist, politician and best-selling Spanish novelist in various genres whose most widespread and lasting fame in the English-speaking world is from Hollywood films adapted from his works.
Publisher: Prometeo, sociedad editorial
City: Valencia
Year: 1920
Binding Style: Softcover
Pagination: 250 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: José Venustiano Carranza Garza (29 December 1859 – 21 May 1920) was one of the main leaders of the Mexican Revolution, whose victorious northern revolutionary Constitutionalist Army, defeated the counter-revolutionary regime of Victoriano Huerta (February 1913-July 1914) and then defeated fellow revolutionaries after Huerta's ouster. He secured power in Mexico, serving as head of state 1915-1917. With the promulgation of a new revolutionary Mexican Constitution of 1917, he was elected president, serving 1917 to 1920.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in printed paper wrappers, with a photograph of the author and Venustiano Carranza on the front cover. The exterior shows creasing at the corners of the covers and along the spine cover, and mild chipping. The front cover is beginning to detach at the foot. The binding is sound. The pages exhibit light age toning and minor curling at the corners.
Lot 7024

$1600

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

This sixteenth century German lecturn Bible with hand-colored woodcut illustrations contains an Old and New Testament bound as one. The work includes Old Testament Apocrypha.

"Luther's translation, but the text and the marginal notes are based on the 1545 edition, 'Norm Bible'"--IDC catalogue XII.1294. no. K772, p. 7. "Propheten alle deudsch" has a separate titlepage, bearing imprint: "Wittemberg. Gedruckt durch Hans Kraffts Erben. 1581."

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Condition / Notes: This antique folio, measuring approximately 9.75" by 14.5", is in full leather with cracked hinges and raised bands on the spine. There are brass cornerpieces, one of which is loose. The text block is solid. The preliminary leaves, including the general title page, are lacking; some leaves show loss. The pages show moderate age toning and light to moderate foxing. The work is lavishly illustrated with woodcuts; hand-colored at an early, unspecified date.
Lot 7025

$55

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

Among the titles in this lot are "Strengthening the Eyes," "Plain Facts," and "The Elements of Physiology and Hygiene."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, edge wear, and mild chipping. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 7026

$140

Title: The Memorial History of the City of New-York: From Its First Settlement to the Year 1892
Author: uncredited author
Editor: James Grant Wilson - James Grant Wilson (April 28, 1832 – February 1, 1914) was an American editor, author, bookseller and publisher, who founded the Chicago Record in 1857, the first literary paper in that region. During the American Civil War, he was commissioned as a major of the 15th Illinois Cavalry and became a brevet brigadier general in 1865. He settled in New York, where he edited biographies and histories, was a public speaker, and served as president of the Society of American Authors and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: New York History Company
City: New York
Year: 1892-1893
Binding Style: Hardcover
Width: 7.75" Height: 11"
Book Details: From the preface:

Many admirable writers ahve preceded us in preparing histories of the famous city of which the Hollanders, the Huguenots of France, and the English were the chief founders. . . . The complete work will cover nearly three centuries, including the period from the arrival in our beautiful bay of the Half-Moon, soon after the close of "The spacious days of great Elizabeth," to that of the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of the New World.
Condition / Notes: This antique set, featuring the complete work in four volumes as well as the supplemental Biographical volume, is bound in dark brown half-leather with gray cloth covers. The spines show stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation and rasied bands. There is light to moderate rubbing at the edges, corners, and gutters. The bindings are sound.

The volumes are adorned with gilt edges and marbled endpapers. Each volume contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of an important New Yorker, including Alexander Hamilton and the author. The pages are clean with mild age toning. The work is profusely illustrated with textual figures and tissue-guarded plates, as well as fold-out facsimile documents.
Lot 7027

$45

Title: Our County and Its People: A Descriptive Work on Oneida County, New York
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Daniel E. Wager
Publisher: The Boston History Company, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1896
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 635/215/411 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10"
Book Details: Oneida County is a county located in the state of New York, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 234,878. The county seat is Utica. The name is in honor of the Oneida, an Iroquoian tribe that had this territory at the time of European encounter and has a reservation in the region.

Oneida County is part of the Utica-Rome, NY Metropolitan Statistical Area. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth covers, with stamped gilt lettering/ruling on the spine. There is light rubbing to the exterior, concentrated at the edges and corners. The binding is sound. The volume has gilt edges and green endpapers. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting. This work is profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded plates depicting historical figures and maps related to Oneida County.
Lot 7028

$70

Title: Historical Sketches of the Late War between the United States and Great Britain
Author: John Lewis Thomson
Publisher: Publised by Thomas Desilver
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1818
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 367 plus 6 plates
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: The War of 1812 was a military conflict that lasted from June 18, 1812 to February 18, 1815, fought between the United States of America and the United Kingdom, its North American colonies, and its Native American allies. Historians in the United States and Canada see it as a war in its own right, but the British often see it as a minor theatre of the Napoleonic Wars. By the war's end in early 1815 the key issues had been resolved and peace returned with no boundary changes. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique leatherbound volume has stamped gilt ruling and a black leather spine label on the spine. There is moderate external rubbing concentrated at the edges and corners. The binding is sound. The bookplate of the Wichita City Library Driscoll Piracy Collection is affixed to the front pastedown. The frontispiece portrait depicts General Brown of the United States Army. The pages show light to moderate foxing and toning, as well as occasional marginal notes. The work is illustrated with 6 engraved plates.
Lot 7029

$70

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

Among the titles in this lot are "A Leave of Absence and Other Leaves," "A History of the Tohickon Union Church," and "History of the First Church in Hartford."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including detached endpapers, light soiling, and detaching/detached boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 7030

$35

Title: The World's Congress of Representative Women: A Historical Resume for Popular Circulation of the World's Congress of Representative Women, Convened in Chicago on May 15, and Adjourned on May 22, 1893, under the Auspices of the Woman's Branch of the World's Congress Auxiliary
Author: uncredited author
Editor: May Wright Sewall - May Wright Sewall (May 27, 1844 – July 22, 1920) was an American reformer, who was known for her service to the causes of education, women's rights, and world peace. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company
City: Chicago / New York
Year: 1894
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv / 952 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blue cloth covrers, with stamped gilt lettering and illustration on the spine and front cover. There is light rubbing concentrated at the corners and spine edges. The binding is solid. The volume is adorned with gilt leaf-patterned endpapers. The signature of a former owner appears on a blank preliminary. The frontispiece depicts the Art Institute. The work is profusely illustrated with portraits of women and men from the World's Congress.
Lot 7031

$30

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique New York City and New York State postcards shown in the corresponding images.

Among the approximately 100 pieces in this lot are souvenir postcard booklets from New York City and Lake Placid; numerous views of the Adirondacks; and postcards from notable landmarks in New York City, including Rockefeller Center, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, the RCA Building, the Museum of Natural History, and Chinatown. Also present are a leather souvenir from Cornell University and West Point postcards.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces are generally well preserved, showing a minimal amount of age toning and edge wear.
Lot 7032

$25

Title: The Correspondence of the Rev. Robert Wodrow, Minister of Eastwood, and Author of the History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland. Edited from Manuscripts in the Library of the Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh
Author:
Publisher: Printed for the Wodrow Society
City: Edinburgh
Year: 1842-1843
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this set. The antique volumes are bound in cloth covers, with blind-stamped and stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation. The volumes show cracked hinges, as well as moderate rubbing and small loss of material at the edges. The text blocks are solid. The pages show mild to moderate age toning and occasional light smudging/foxing, mostly in the margins.
Lot 7033

$70

Title: Cyclopaedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest Productions of English Authors, from the Earliest to the Present Time, Connected by a Critical and Biographical History. Elegantly Illustrated.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Robert Chambers - Scottish publisher, geologist, proto-evolutionary thinker, author and journal editor who, like his elder brother and business partner William Chambers, was highly influential in mid-19th century scientific and political circles. Chambers was an early phrenologist, and was the anonymous author of “Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation,” which was so controversial that his authorship was not acknowledged until after his death.
Publisher: Published by Gould, Kendall and Lincoln
City: Boston
Year: 1847
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 10.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the first American edition of this work, with two volumes bound as four. The antique set is bound in black half-leather with marbled paper covers and stamped gilt lettering/ruling on the spines. There is light to moderate rubbing/scuffing to the exterior. The bindings are sound. Each volume contains a frontispiece portrait of a literary figure, including Shakespeare and Goldsmith. The pages show mild age toning and scattered foxing. The work includes numerous textual illustrations and five plates.
Lot 7034

$30

Title: Historia de la conquista de Mejico, con un bosquejo preliminar de la civilizacion de los antiguos mejicanos, y la vida del conquistador Hernando Cortes, escrita en ingles por Guillermo H. Prescott, auto de la "Historia de Fernando e Isabel," traducida al castellano por D. Jose Maria Gonzalez de la Vega, segundo fiscal del Tribunal superior del Departamento de Mejico, y anotada por D. Lucas Alaman
Author: William H. Prescott - William Hickling Prescott was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment, which at times prevented him from reading or writing for himself, Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory.
After an extensive period of study, during which he sporadically contributed to academic journals, Prescott specialized in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Empire. His works on the subject, "The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic" (1837), "The History of the Conquest of Mexico" (1843), "A History of the Conquest of Peru" (1847) and the unfinished "History of the Reign of Phillip II" (1856–1858) have become classic works in the field, and have had a great impact on the study of both Spain and Mesoamerica. During his lifetime, he was upheld as one of the greatest living American intellectuals, and knew personally many of the leading political figures of the day, in both the United States and Britain. Prescott has become one of the most widely translated American historians, and was an important figure in the development of history as a rigorous academic discipline. Historians admire Prescott for his exhaustive, careful, and systematic use of archives, his accurate recreation of sequences of events, his balanced judgments and his lively writing style. He was primarily focused on political and military affairs, largely ignoring economic, social, intellectual, and cultural forces that in recent decades historians have focused on. Instead, he wrote narrative history, subsuming unstated causal forces in his driving storyline. (Biographical sketch courtesy of Wikipedia)
Translor: Jose Maria Gonzalez de la Vega
Publisher: Imprenta de V. G. Torres
City: Mexico City
Year: 1844
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: 468 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 10.25"
Book Details: This is a translation of William H. Prescott's landmark "The History of the Conquest of Mexico" (1843) translated by Gonzalez de la Vega with commentary by Mexican historian and writer Lucas Alaman (1792 – 1853).
Condition / Notes: This is the first volume of a two-volume edition of this early translation of Prescott's work on the conquest of Mexico.

This antique volume is bound in quarter leather and brown marbled paper-covered boards. The spine has stamped gilt lettering and ornamentation. The book shows external wear, with rubbing to the covers, with loss at the top/bottom of the spine covers and, to a lesser degree, at the corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The ink notation "Julius A. Skilton / US Consul / Mexico City" appears at the top of the title page. The pages and plates exhibit occasional light foxing. This work is illustrated with numerous plates, many of which offer portraits of key historical figures. A well-preserved fold out map of the Valley of Mexico, with no longer existing lakes and rivers, appears at the front of the volume. The fold-out color plate reproducing Aztec iconography has closed tears. The plate offering a portrait of Bernardo de Sahagun has a black marking to the image, partially obscuring the face. The double-page map of the Valley of Mexico at page 220 is upside down.

"Julius Augustus Skilton was born on June 29, 1833 in Troy, NY. Growing up, Julius studied medicine with private teachers and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 1847-1849, graduating with a Bachelors of Natural Science. He went on to get an A.M. from Wesleyan University and a M.D. from Albany Medical College. He married Harriett Ingersoll in 1856. He practiced medicine in Troy until the outbreak of the Civil War when he enlisted as an assistant surgeon in the Union Army.

He distinguished himself as a surgeon and participated in many campaigns. He rose in the ranks and served as Surgeon in Chief of Cavalry of the Army’s Department of the Gulf in New Orleans.

Following the Civil War, Julius traveled on assignment for the New York “Herald” to Mexico. He is reported to have fled Mexico as he was sympathetic to the Juarez cause. In 1867 he returned to Mexico as Medical Officer and part of the escort of the Juarez family. Benito Juarez had defeated the forces of Maximilian I of Mexico. Maximilian a member of the Hapsburg family had been installed as Emperor of Mexico at the behest of Napoleon Bonaparte, but lost support of France. He was captured and executed in Querétaro in 1867.

Julius Skilton is credited with helping convince the Juarez government to exile various Juarez supporters rather than executing them. He was also asked by the Mexican government to exhume and examine the body of Maximilian before it was delivered to the Austrian Navy for its return to Austria. Because of his diplomatic involvement, in 1869 Julius was appointed US Consul in Mexico City by President Grant. From 1872-1878 he was the US Consul General in Mexico. Papers and correspondence of Julius Skilton are part of the Rare and Manuscript Collections, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Albany, New York." (http://www.gvrbs.com)


Lot 7035

$700

Book Details: This lot consists of the books by Charles Addams shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are "Addams and Evil" (Simon and Schuster, 1947), "Monster Rally," and "Dear Dead Days."

Charles Samuel "Chas" Addams (January 7, 1912 – September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his darkly humorous and macabre characters. Some of the recurring characters, who became known as The Addams Family, have been the basis for spin-offs in several other forms of media (courtesy of Wikipedia).

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including edge wear, toning, and rubbing. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 7036

$55

Title: Theology; Explained and Defended, in a Series of Sermons
Author: Timothy Dwight - Timothy Dwight was an American academic and educator, a Congregationalist minister, theologian, and author. He was the eighth president of Yale College (1795–1817)
Publisher: Printed and Published by S. Converse
City: New Haven
Year: 1823
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details: Timothy Dwight, 1752-1817, was an American academic and educator, a Congregationalist minister, theologian, and author. He was the eighth president of Yale College (1795-1817). He has come to be considered a significant American religious leader and educational innovator.

Condition / Notes: This is the third edition of this set. The antique volumes are bound in leather with white lettering on a red field on the spines, as well as stamped gilt ruling. There is moderate rubbing and scuffing to the exteriors. The bindings are solid, with some wear to the hinges on the fourth volume. There are armorial bookplates affixed to the front pastedowns. The first volume contains a frontispiece portrait of the author. A former owner's inkstamp is present on the title pages. The pages show moderate foxing.
Lot 7037

$80

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

Among the titles in this lot are four volumes of "American Ancestry" from the years 1887, 1890, 1891, and 1892; "Descendants of John Bouton"; and two volumes of "Early Records of the Town of Derryfield, now Manchester, N. H."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including detached boards, pages, wrappers, and spine covers; rubbing; and cracked backstrips. Please note that the spine cover of "Descendants of John Bouton" has been replaced with tape. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 7038

$140

Title: The Fable of the Bees; or, Private Vices, Public Benefits. With an Essay on Charity and Charity Schools, and a Search into the Nature of Society. Also, a Vindication of the Book from the Aspersions Contained in a Presentment of the Grand Jury of Middlesex, and an Abusive Letter to Lord C---.
Author: Bernard Mandeville - Bernard Mandeville, or Bernard de Mandeville (15 November 1670 – 21 January 1733), was an Anglo-Dutch philosopher, political economist and satirist. Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, he lived most of his life in England and used English for most of his published works. He became famous for "The Fable of the Bees." [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Printed for C. Bathurst and 15 others
City: London
Year: 1795
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/534 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details: "The Fable of The Bees: or, Private Vices, Public Benefits" is a book by Bernard Mandeville, consisting of the poem, "The Grumbling Hive: or, Knaves turn’d Honest," along with prose discussion of the poem. The poem was published in 1705, and the book first appeared in 1714. The poem suggests many key principles of economic thought, including division of labor and the "invisible hand", seventy years before these concepts were more thoroughly elucidated by Adam Smith. Two centuries later, the noted economist John Maynard Keynes cited Mandeville to show that it was "no new thing ... to ascribe the evils of unemployment to ... the insufficiency of the propensity to consume", a condition also known as the paradox of thrift, which was central to his own theory of effective demand. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in tan quarter-leather with marbled paper covers. The spine shows stamped gilt lettering and raised bands. There is moderate rubbing/scuffing to the exterior. The front hinge is cracked. The volume has tan endpapers. There is an armorial bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. Pencil notations appear on the blank preliminaries. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light marginal spotting/foxing.
Lot 7039

$80

Title: John L. Stoddard's Lectures
Author: John L. Stoddard - John Lawson Stoddard was an American writer, hymn writer and lecturer who gained popularity through his travelogues
Publisher: Balch Brothers Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1909
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 15 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: This set includes the following volumes:

V. 1. Norway, Switzerland, Athens, Venice --
v. 2. Constantinople, Jerusalem, Egypt --
v. 3. Japan, China --
v. 4. India, The passion play --
v. 5. Paris, La belle France, Spain --
v. 6. Berlin, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Moscow --
v. 7. The Rhine, Belgium, Holland, Mexico --
v. 8. Florence, Naples, Rome --
v. 9. Scotland, England, London --
v. 10. California, Grand cañon, Yellowstone Park --
[Suppl. no. 1.] Ireland, Denmark, Sweden --
[Suppl. no. 2.] Canada, Malta, Gilbraltar --
[Suppl. no. 3.] South Tyrol, Around Lake Garda, The Dolomites --
[Suppl. no. 4.] Sicily, Genoa, A drive through the Engadine --
[Suppl. no. 5.] Lake Como, The Upper Danube, Bohemia.
Condition / Notes: This set is handsomely bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with stamped gilt lettering/decoration on the spines. The exteriors exhibit light scuffing and rubbing. The bindings are sound. The pages display light age toning. The edges of the text blocks show faint soiling and scattered light foxing.

This work is profusely illustrated with color plates, photographs, and illustrations.
Lot 7040

$70

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

Among the titles in this lot are "The Sabbath in Puritan New England," "Woman: Her Power and Privileges," and "American Missionary Memorial."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, edge wear, chipping, and foxing. It should be noted that "The Sabbath in Puritan New England" is lacking a spine cover. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
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