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Lot 6031

$60

Title: Suite de l'histoire generale des voyages ou de la nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont ete publiees jusqu'a present dans les differentes Langues de toutes les Nations connues, &c. Tome LXV contenant les restitutions & les additions de l'Edition de Hollande, pour servir de supplement a l'edition de Paris
Author: Antoine Francois Prevost d'Exiles - Antoine Francois Prevost, usually known simply as the Abbe Prevost, was a French author and novelist.

He took his vows at Jumièges in 1721 after a year's novitiate, and in 1726 took priest's orders at St Germer de Flaix. He spent seven years in various houses of the order, teaching, preaching and studying. In 1728 he was at the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris, where he was engaged on the Gallia Christiana, the learned work undertaken by the monks in continuation of the works of Denys de Sainte-Marthe, who had been a member of their order. His restless spirit made him seek from the Pope a transfer to the easier rule of Cluny; but he left the abbey without leave (1728), and, learning that his superiors had obtained a lettre de cachet against him, fled to England.

In London he acquired a wide knowledge of English history and literature, as can be seen in his writings. Before leaving the Benedictines Prevost had begun perhaps his most famous novel, "Memoires et aventures d’un homme de qualite qui s’est retire du monde," the first four volumes of which were published in Paris in 1728, and two years later at Amsterdam. In 1729 he left England for the Netherlands, where he began to publish (Utrecht, 1731) a novel, the material of which, at least, had been gathered in London "Le Philosophe anglais, ou Histoire de Monsieur Cleveland, fils naturel de Cromwell, ecrite par lui-meme, et traduite de l'anglais" (Paris 1731-1739, 8 vols., but most of the existing sets are partly Paris and partly Utrecht). A spurious fifth volume (Utrecht, 1734) contained attacks on the Jesuits, and an English translation of the whole appeared in 1734.

Meanwhile, during his residence at the Hague, he engaged on a translation of De Thou's "Historia," and, relying on the popularity of his first book, published at Amsterdam a Suite in three volumes, forming volumes v, vi, and vii of the original "Memoires et aventures d’un homme de qualite." The seventh volume contained the famous Manon Lescaut, separately published in Paris in 1731 as "Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut." The book was eagerly read, chiefly in pirated copies, being forbidden in France. In 1733 he left the Hague for London in company with a lady whose character, according to Prévost's enemies, was doubtful. In London he edited a weekly gazette on the model of Joseph Addison's Spectator, Le Pour et contre, which he continued to produce, with short intervals, until 1740.

In the autumn of 1734 Prévost was reconciled with the Benedictines, and, returning to France, was received in the Benedictine monastery of La Croix-Saint-Leufroy in the diocese of Évreux to pass through a new, though brief, novitiate. In 1735 he was dispensed from residence in a monastery by becoming almoner to the Prince de Conti, and in 1754 obtained the priory of St Georges de Gesnes. He continued to produce novels and translations from the English, and, with the exception of a brief exile (1741-1742) spent in Brussels and Frankfurt, he resided for the most part at Chantilly until his death, which took place suddenly while he was walking in the neighbouring woods. The cause of his death, the rupture of an aneurysm, is all that is definitely known. Stories of crime and disaster were related of Prévost by his enemies, and diligently repeated, but appear to be apocryphal.

Publisher: Rozet, Libraire
City: Paris
Year: 1766
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 2 pages of errata plus 388 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands, gilt-lettered spine labels and bright gilt ornamental designs to spine. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is sound. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges of text block tinted red. Pages display scattered light foxing throughout. Illustrated with 5 well-preserved fold-out plates, including map of the Kingdom of Bengal (measuring approximately 14.25" x 13") at rear of volume.
 
Lot 6032

$70

Title: L'oeuvre grave de Palezieux, 1942-1964/1965-1974
Author: Francois Daulte
Publisher: La Bibliotheque des Arts
City: Lausanne, Switzerland
Year: 1976/1982
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Width: 10" Height: 13.25"
Book Details: Devoted to the work of Swiss painter and engraver Gerard de Palezieux (1919 - 2012). He first studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne, worked at the Academie de Florence from 1939 to 1943, where he met Giorgio Morandi, who would become a great influence on him. Known for his watercolors and book illustration. He received the Prix Culturel de l'Etat du Valais in 1996.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Books are well preserved in cardboard slipcases.
 
Lot 6033

$20

Title: Sancho, or the Proverbialist
Author: J. W. Cunningham - English author.
Publisher: Wells and Lilly
City: Boston
Year: 1817
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 188 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to spine and minor loss of material at outside corners. Hinges are cracked. Front endpaper and half title page display faint water markings Flyleaves appear to have been excised. Previous owner's antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Occasional light foxing can be seen on pages.
 
Lot 6034

$25

Title: Kenneth Noland: A Retrospective
Author: Diane Waldman
Publisher: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
City: New York
Year: 1977
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 160 pages
Width: 11.25" Height: 9"
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in white cloth, with blue lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color reproductions.  Price-clipped dust jacket is in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6035

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Albert von Chamisso's "The Wonderful History of Peter Schlemihl" (B. W. Huebsch, 1923), translated and illustrated by Theodore Bolton, "Cupid's Understudy" (W. J. Watt & Company Publishers, 1909) by Edward Salisbury Field, with illustrations by Will Grefe, and Edgar Lee Master's "Children of the Market Place" (Macmillan, 1922), in dust jacket (with tear to front cover). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6036

$35

Book Details: Two handsome, decorative sets dominate this shelf lot of vintage and antique books on American history. Also included is a 1907 newspaper annual, histories occasioned by the country's centennial (i.e., 1876), and "The Indian Journals of Lewis Henry Morgan 1859-1862."

This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6037

$100

Details: This large, diverse lot of contains periodicals of several different periods and purposes. There are boys' magazines from the 1920s, and Civil War era newspapers, including one from the presidential campaign of 1860 with a cartoon distinctly unfavorable toward Abraham Lincoln.

Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections.
 
Lot 6038

$35

Details: This lot includes the group of antique New York newspapers and ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of brochures to such things as Old Fort Niagara, Stony Point Battlefield, Steuben Crystal, and Lake Champlain. Also present is a Syracuse University Student Desk-Book from 1934-1935. There are a number of issues of newspapers such as The Utica Democrat, Syracuse Daily Orange, New-York Weekly Times, and The Cazenovia Republican. These newspapers date from both the nineteenth and twentieth century. Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Please note that the partially bound issues of The Democratic Union show substantial wear, with tearing and soiling to rear pages.
 
Lot 6039

$60

Details: This lot includes the group of four watercolors matted in a single frame shown in the corresponding image. These mountain landscapes are by Michael Kaczurowski. Artist's signature appears in the upper left corner of first two and the lower right corner of the last two. It measures approximately 32" x 13.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Watercolors are well preserved in matting under glass within gilt wooden frame.
 
Lot 6040

$90

Book Details: This lot consists of books of decorative antique literature and poetry shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles include several volumes of Robert Burns, a limited edition of Lamartine, and a book of entertaining anecdotes and witticisms from 1859. Also included is a charmingly book in French about Paris, illustrated by Mars. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6041

$40

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of estate art books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6042

$60

Details: This ephemera lot consists of antique magazines. Included are many bound copies of the "Saturday Evening Post" from around 1900; a copy of "Scientific America" from 1881; Frank Leslie's "Popular Monthly" magazine and a New York newspaper from the 1870; and a handful of antique Cream of Wheat advertisements featuring an African-American chef.
Condition / Notes: The spines on the bound Saturday Evening Posts are in poor condition, but the pages are good. The other periodicals are in good or very good condition. The Cream of Wheat advertisements have been preserved in plastic and are in very good condition.
 
Lot 6043

$70

Details: The ephemera in this lot consists of two albums of postcards and other memorabilia from 1946 through 1989, with the preponderance from the 1950s. Some postcards are linen. Also included are pristine luggage stickers, and military and other membership cards and licenses. This material reflects the collector’s military service and travels in Hawaii, China, and elsewhere. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

The items offered in this lot came from the estate of a dedicated, career U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific theatre during World War Two and in Korea. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and served in the Corps from 1939 to 1960 with the Second Tank Battalion under the Second Marine Division. During his time in service, he was stationed in a wide range of locations including Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Haiti, South America, Labrador, China (Peiping, Tsintao, and Shanghai), Hawaii, Midway, Samoa, Russel, Munda, Undunga, Bougainville, New Hebrides, Guam, South Korea, North Korea, and Japan.

Condition / Notes: These items have all been preserved between plastic pages in albums. They are in excellent condition, and can be easily removed.
 
Lot 6044

$110

Title: The Return of the War Party
Artist: Michael Matthews
Medium: Painting - oil on board
Features: Signature
Print Year: c1985
Width: 22.0" Height: 16.25"
Art Notes: A companion painting to "The Prospectors." Painting shows a desert landscape, with group of Native American warriors on horseback riding from elevation in foreground into a valley, with mountains in the distance.
Condition: Well-preserved painting in wooden frame showing spotting and light wear.
 
Lot 6045

$20

Book Details: This lot consists of fourteen fine quality, mostly large-format books, all of which concern 18th, 19th, and 20th century British art. Among the artists represented are Hearne, Frith, Earle, John, Richmond, Greenaway, Pocock, Laroon, Agasse, McCubbin, Bonington, Mulready, and Barry. The books are shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Twelve of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets. and all of them are in good or very good condition.
 
Lot 6046

$80

Details: This lot includes the group of photos shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of photo album with pictures from the forties, with images of serviceman with/and family and friends, together with shots of airplanes and military installations. A small group of pictures offers images of what appear to be soldiers killed in action and of servicemen aboard warships, as well as of various types of weaponry. Some images are of foreign lands, with uniformed men posing with locals. Other items are from a later period, displaying family members and an apparent return to civilian life. This group includes one framed color portrait of young man in uniform. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

The items offered in this lot came from the estate of a dedicated, career U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific theatre during World War Two and in Korea. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and served in the Corps from 1939 to 1960 with the Second Tank Battalion under the Second Marine Division. During his time in service, he was stationed in a wide range of locations including Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Haiti, South America, Labrador, China (Peiping, Tsintao, and Shanghai), Hawaii, Midway, Samoa, Russel, Munda, Undunga, Bougainville, New Hebrides, Guam, South Korea, North Korea, and Japan.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6047

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of eleven fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern contemporary eastern European art. Artists represented include Ljuba, Generalic, Galdikas, Korn, Eletrajzok, Petravicius, Czobel, Slana, Sroka, Grigorescu, and Kohout . The books are shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Eight of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets. All volumes are in excellent or very good condition.
 
Lot 6048

$300

Details: This lot features the following group of antique American periodicals dating from the eighteenth century. Included in this group are issues the following newspapers: The New England Chronicle (Feb. 8, 1776), The Independent Chronicle and the Universal Advertiser (three issues: March 27, 1777; May 18, 1780; Dec. 2 to Dec. 5, 1799), The Massachusetts Centinel (April 9, 1788), The Connecticut Courant and the Weekly Intellingener (July 18, 1780), The Time Piece (December 13, 1797), The Freeman's Journal (Sept. 26, 1781). There is also a copy of The Columbian Magazine of Monthly Miscellany for March, 1787. There are a total of 9 issues.
Condition / Notes: Most of the newspapers are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, small tears, foxing, etc.
 
Lot 6049

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of eleven fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern post-WWII and contemporary British art. Artists represented Carr, Crispolti, Davie, Caro, Tilson, Clarke, Hamilton, Cragg, Jacklin, Robilliard, and Gilbert & George. The books are shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Eight of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets, two still in plastic wrap. Three soft-covers are included. All books are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6050

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of seven fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern 20th century African-American art. Artists represented include Richard Samuel Roberts, Horace Pippin, Conseulo Kanaga, and many others. The Harlem Renaissance era of the 1920s and '30s is considered, as are abstract paintings of the mid-century. This collection also includes antique photographs of St. Helena, one of the Sea Islands off South Carolina. The books are shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Six of these books are hard covers, five with dust-jackets. All of them are in excellent condition.
 
Lot 6051

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of estate books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a decoratively bound volume entitled "A Year of Sacred Song with Selections in Prose from Sources Old and New" (Raphael Tuck and Sons, 1895) and "Physical Theory of Another Life" (D. Appleton & Co., 1836). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6052

$30

Title: Traveller Tales of South Africa or Stories Which Picture Recent History
Author: Hezekiah Butterworth
Publisher: Dana Estes and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 328 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: Title in the Educational Travel Series or, Travellers' Tales of New Lands
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Pictorial designs can be seen on spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Previous owner's gift inscription appears on front flyleaf. Profusely illustrated with textual and full-page illustrations.
 
Lot 6053

$225

Details: This lot includes the signed oil painting by Eric Mattice shown in the corresponding image. This painting offers an image of an American sailing ship from late 18th century (determined by the type of flag being flown). Artist's signature can be seen in lower right corner. Work is preserved between two frames, a plain wood inner frame and on the outside an elaborate gilt frame. Piece measures approximately 28.5" x 24.75". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Painting shows cracking to left side. Foxing is also visible. Inner frame displays significant wear. Frames are partially dislocated.
 
Lot 6054

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "My Cut-A-Picture Book" (Silver, Burdett and Company, 1926), with illustrations from original freehand cuttings by the author, and Hugh Lofting's "Doctor Dolittle's Caravan" (Stokes, 1927), with illustrations by the author. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6055

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of rwelve fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern 20th century American art. Artists represented include Goldyne, Rivers, Segal, Kitaj, Rosenquist, Katz, Samaras, Bengston, Smith, and Wegman. The books are shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Six of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets, five are paper-bound. All of them are in excellent or very good condition.
 
Lot 6056

$20

Title: Genetic Theory of Reality Being the Outcome of Genetic Logic As Issuing in the Aesthetic Theory of Reality Called Pancalism. With an Extended Glossary of Terms
Author: James Mark Baldwin
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
City: New York
Year: 1915
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/335 plus 3 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative design to front cover. Front cover shows faint spotting, otherwise book has very light external wear. Binding is tight. Light foxing can be seen on front endpaper. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. No other library treatment is visible. Pages are clean and bright.
 
Lot 6057

$55

Details: The memorabilia in this lot consists of military training manuals pertaining to tanks, a pair of Tasco 8x35 binoculars, a 1980 battery-operated Radio Shack toy tank, a battered prayer book in Polish, and other ephemera, including a souvenir program from the second inauguration of President Eisenhower. This material reflects the collector’s military service and travels in Hawaii, San Francisco, and elsewhere. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

The items offered in this lot came from the estate of a dedicated, career U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific theatre during World War Two and in Korea. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant and served in the Corps from 1939 to 1960 with the Second Tank Battalion under the Second Marine Division. During his time in service, he was stationed in a wide range of locations including Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Haiti, South America, Labrador, China (Peiping, Tsintao, and Shanghai), Hawaii, Midway, Samoa, Russel, Munda, Undunga, Bougainville, New Hebrides, Guam, South Korea, North Korea, and Japan.
Condition / Notes: The training manuals are in good condition, and the binoculars are in excellent condition in their leather case. Some of the ephemera is tattered. The toy tank is in excellent condition. takes C batteries, and appears to be in working order.
 
Lot 6058

$35

Book Details: This lot consists of thirteen fine quality, large-format books, all of which concern modern American art. Artists represented include O'Keeffe, Sloan, Lawrence, Albers, Phillips, Louis, Porter, Katz, Stix, Arman, Bengtz, and Kainen. The books are shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

Condition / Notes: Nine of these books have hard covers with dust-jackets. Two have soft covers. All of them are in excellent condition or very good condition.
 
Lot 6059

$70

Details: This lot includes the signed oil painting on panel by Cote shown in the corresponding image. This work offers an image of a forest path, with two large trees in foreground and forest in background. Artist's signature appears in lower right corner. It is preserved in ornate wooden frame. Piece measures approximately 9.75" x 11.75". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Well preserved work in wooden frame showing light wear.
 
Lot 6060

$25

Details: This lot includes the framed antique French broadside shown in the corresponding image. This is a letters patent, dated Sept. 1, 1790, issued by Louis XVI, granting a monopoly to Jean-Baptiste Mager on imported tanned and prepared leather and leather products and on starch and powder. Introductory text reads as follows:

Lettres patentes du roi, qui subrogent, a compter du 1er octobre prochain, Jean-Baptiste Mager, à Jean-François Kalandrin, dans la perception des droits sur les cuirs tannes et appretes, et sur les ouvrages de cuir apportes de l'etranger; sur les cuirs et peaux en verd a leur sortie du Royaume, et sur l'amidon et la poudre à poudrer venant de l'étranger : donnée à Saint-Cloud, le 1er septembre 1790.

It is to be noted that opening paragraph below begins "Louis, par la grace de Dieu, & par la Loi constitutionelle de l'Etat, ROI DES FRANCOIS," indicating that this document is from that point in the revolutionary era during which the title of the king became "King of the French" rather than "King of France (and Navarre)."

Condition / Notes: Professionally matted and framed antique document shows light foxing and creasing from folding. No tears, punctures or markings are visible. Wooden frame displays minor chipping.
 
Lot 6061

$150

Title: Large Rippled Art Glass Vase
Artist: Dan & Joi LaChaussee
Medium: Sculpture
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1995
Width: 20.0" Height: 17.0"
Art Notes: This imposing, rose-colored art glass vase is the work of the LaChaussee Blown Glass, and is signed and dated. Located on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound, Dan and Joi LaChaussee founded their studio in 1988. Their work has received numerous awards, and is available in galleries all over the United States.

This piece is shown in the corresponding image(s). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition: This piece is in excellent, undamaged condition.
 
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