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Lot 1001

$425

Title: Memoirs of the Hon. Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, Vice-President, and President of the United States of America: Containing a Concise History of Those States, from the Acknowledgment of Their Independence. With a View of the Rise and Progress of French Influence and French Principles in That Country
Author: Stephen Cullen Carpenter
Publisher: Printed for the Purchasers
City: New York
Year: 1809
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in quarter green leather with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spines. Dark green cloth boards show rubbing. Spines display edgewear and minor chipping. Boards also have wear to edge and lightly bumped corners minor loss of material. Bindings are firm. Age-toned pages exhibit foxing and occasional water markings at margins.

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Lot 1002

$425

Title: Description of the Distinct, Confluent, and Inoculated Small Pox, Varioloid Disease, Cow Pox, and Chicken Pox
Author: John D. Fisher
Publisher: Wells and Lilly
City: Boston
Year: 1829
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: iv/73 pages
Width: 11.5" Height: 13.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebacked. Book has new light brown cloth spine with printed paper spine label. Original paper-covered boards show soiling and staining, with rubbing to covers and edges of boards. Outside corners display minor loss of material. Binding is firm. Volume has new endpapers. Pages exhibit a few minor spots and faint smudging at margins. Work is illustrated with 13 tissue-guarded hand-colored engraved. plates depicting the progression of small pox. All called-for illustrations are present.

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Lot 1003

$100

Title: Bend Sinister
Author: Vladimir Nabokov - Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist. Nabokov's first nine novels were in Russian. He then rose to international prominence as a writer of English prose. He also made serious contributions as a lepidopterist and chess composer.

Nabokov's "Lolita" (1955) is his most famous novel, and often considered his finest work in English. It exhibits the love of intricate word play and synesthetic detail that characterised all his works. The novel was ranked at No. 4 in the list of the Modern Library 100 Best Novels. "Pale Fire" (1962) was ranked at No. 53 on the same list. His memoir, "Speak, Memory," was listed No. 8 on the Modern Library nonfiction list. He was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction seven times, but never won it.
Contents
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
City: New York
Year: 1947
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 242 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this dystopian novel.

Volume is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear, with minor white spotting to top edge of front cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear, with very small circular stain at lower left corner of front panel. Rear panel of jacket has photograph of the author.

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Lot 1004

$130

Title: Six Months in the Federal States
Author: Edward Dicey - Edward James Stephen Dicey was an English writer, journalist, and editor.

Born at Claybrook Hall, Leicestershire, Dicey was the son of Thomas Edward Dicey, owner of the Northampton Mercury, and Anne Mary, née Stephen. He was the brother of Albert Venn Dicey.

He spent two years at King's College, London, before attending Trinity College, Cambridge; during his time there he was President of the Cambridge Union during Michaelmas term 1853, and took mathematical and classical honours. After a brief but unsuccessful period as a businessman, he gravitated towards writing and became an active journalist, specializing in foreign affairs. Starting in 1860 he was a regular contributor to The Spectator, and in 1862 he became a member of the staff of the Daily Telegraph. During the 1860s he traveled extensively throughout Europe, and he journeyed to the United States and the Near East; these experiences were not only the source of his reporting, but served as the basis of a number of books as well.

After three months in 1870 as editor of the Daily News, Dicey was named editor of the Sunday weekly The Observer. He served as the editor of The Observer for nearly two decades, giving the newspaper a scholarly tone but doing little to boost its small circulation. He maintained his interest in international affairs and continued his travels abroad, particularly to Eastern Europe and Egypt. A Liberal from his early years, he broke with the party over the issue of Home Rule in the mid-1880s and became a Liberal Unionist. He was created CB in 1886.

After leaving the editorship of The Observer in 1889, Dicey continued contributing occasional pieces to the newspaper, as well as to other publications. He was a major contributor to the Empire Review, for which monthly magazine he wrote some of the shrewdest foreign affairs commentary of the first decade of the new century. In particular, Dicey was strongly critical of the anti-German currents of the day. A great admirer of the progress the German Empire had made under the rule of Wilhelm II, Dicey saw Germany as England's natural ally and argued in favour of an alliance between the two countries.

The brother of noted jurist A. V. Dicey, he was called to the bar himself in 1875, and became a bencher of Gray's Inn in 1896, serving as its treasurer from 1903 until 1904. Dicey died at Gray's Inn, London in 1911 and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London

Publisher: Macmillan & Co.
City: London
Year: 1863
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "In the early part of last year I went out to America as special correspondetn of Macmillan's Magazine and the Spectator newspaper, and returned last autumn, after the failure of the Peninsular expedition. Accidental circumstances have delayed the appearance of this work; but the course of events since I left America has only confirmed the views which I formed during my residence there. The facts and reasons on which these views were formed I have endeavoured to relate in these volumes." (from author's preface).

Chapter headings: The American Press, The Free Negro, State Constitutions, Wendell Phillips, The Proclamation & The Border States, Stanton, Glimpses of Slavery, Western Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Chicago, Boston, The New England Abolitionists, Concord, The Defeat at Chickahominy, etc.

Condition / Notes: Antique set is nicely bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered red leather spine labels and elaborate gilt ornamental designs. Books show mild external wear. Bindings are firm. Edges and endpapers are marbled. This set has no half titles or advertisements. First volume has the following inscription on blank page opposite title page: "James G. Montgomery / from / John Leake / On his leaving Eton / Election 1866."

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Lot 1005

$350

Title: The Roman History from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonweath
Author: Nathaniel Hooke - Nathaniel Hooke was an English historian.

He was the eldest son of John Hooke, serjeant-at-law, and nephew of Nathaniel Hooke the Jacobite politician. He is thought by John Kirk to have studied with Alexander Pope at Twyford School, and to have formed a lifelong friendship there.
He was admitted to Lincoln's Inn 6 February 1702. Caught up in the South Sea Bubble, he sought patronage. He dedicated to the Earl of Oxford a translation from the French of Andrew Michael Ramsay's "Life of Fenelon" (published in 1723), London. Other patrons were Hugh Hume-Campbell, 3rd Earl of Marchmont, Richard Onslow, 1st Baron Onslow, Francois Fenelon, Pope, George Cheyne, and William King, principal of St. Mary Hall, Oxford.
When Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough required help with her memoirs, Hooke was recommended to her. He accordingly waited upon the aged duchess while she was still in bed; on his arrival she caused herself to be lifted up, and continued speaking for six hours without notes. Hooke resided in the house until the completion of the work, which appeared in 1742 under the title of "An Account of the Conduct of the Dowager Duchess of Marlborough from her first coming to Court to the year 1710." Hooke received from the duchess £5,000. During his time with her she commissioned him to negotiate with Pope for the suppression, for payment of £3,000, of the character of "Atossa" in his "Epistles." Owen Ruffhead stated ("Life of Pope") that the duchess took a sudden dislike to Hooke because he attempted to convert her to Catholicism. John Whiston, however, asserted that at her death she left £500 a year to Hooke and David Mallet to write the history of the late Duke.
It was Hooke who brought a Catholic priest to take Pope's confession on his deathbed. Hooke was also friendly with Martha Blount, who left a legacy to Miss Elizabeth Hooke. Hooke died at Cookham, Berkshire, on 19 July 1763, and was buried in Hedsor churchyard, where a tablet with a Latin inscription to his memory was put up at the expense of his friend Frederick Irby, 2nd Baron Boston, in 1801.

William Warburton described Hooke as "a mystic and quietist, and a warm disciple of Fenelon." Pope suggested that Hooke and Conyers Middleton were the only two contemporary prose-writers whose works were worth consulting by an English lexicographer.
Hooke's "Roman History, from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth" (4 vols., London, 1738-1771, 4to), suggested itself to him while he was preparing an index to the English translation of Francois Catrou and Pierre Julien Rouille's "Roman History." The first volume was dedicated to Pope, and introduced by "Remarks on the History of the Seven Roman Kings, occasioned by Sir Isaac Newton's Objections to the supposed 244 years of the Royal State of Rome." The second volume is dedicated to the Earl of Marchmont, and to it are annexed the Capitoline marbles, or consular calendars, discovered at Rome during the pontificate of Pope Paul III in 1545. The third volume was printed under Hooke's inspection, but was not published until 1764, after his death. The fourth volume was published in 1771, edited by Gilbert Stuart. The whole work was frequently reprinted; the latest edition, in 6 vols. appeared in 1830. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed by James Bettenham and Sold by A. Bettesworith and C. Hitch and G. Hawkins / Printed by James Bettenham and Sold by C. Hitch and G. Hawkins / Printed by James Bettenham for J. and R. Tonson, G Hawkins and T. Longman / Printed for G. Hawkins and 6 others
City: London
Year: 1737/1745/1764/1771
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt stamped spine labels and compartments with stamped gilt ornamentation. Rear board of first volume is detached. Spine edges display cracking. Covers show light soiling, scuffing and rubbing. Minor loss of material can be seen at ends of spine and outside corners of boards. Hinges are cracked. Endpapers and blank pages at front and rear of volumes have darkened edges. Pages may show a small amount of light foxing, but are otherwise clean and bright. This work has 14 engraved plates (including the four frontispieces) and 17 well-preserved fold-out maps.

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Lot 1006

$175

Title: The Darwin Collection
Author: Michael Ruse
Publisher: Heritage Bookshop Inc. / Maggs Bros. Ltd. / Bernard Quaritch Ltd.
City: Los Angeles / London
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 12"
Book Details: This set documents the exhaustive collection formed by Chris and Michele Kohler. It is here fully described and illustrated in color. Michael Ruse has written the introduction to this edition. First volume contains a listing of works by Darwin. Second volume contains works on Darwin and evolution, with a title index. Third volume contains 152 autograph letters by Darwin and his circle.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce work recording probably the finest Darwin collection ever assembled.

This set is bound in original green cloth with bright stamped gilt lettering to spines and facsimile signature in gilt on front covers. Books are in excellent condition. There are a number of bright color photographic plates presenting items from the collection.

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Lot 1007

$750

Title: A Methodical Synopsis of Mineral Waters, Comprehending the Most Celebrated Medicinal Waters, Both Cold and Hot, of Great-Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, and Italy, and Several Other Parts of the World. Wherein Their Several Impregnating Minerals Being Previously Described, and Their Characteristics Investigated, Each Water Is Reduced to Its Proper Genus; and, beside the Particular Analysis, the Virtues, Uses, and Abuses of the Water Are Described, in a Method Entirely New. Interspersed with Tables, Tending To Throw a Light upon This Indicate Subject; and Abstracts of the Principal Authors Who Have Treated of Mineral Waters; and the Accounts, Dispersed in the Acts of Most of the Learned Societies in Europe, Are Collected and Properly Digested
Author: John Rutty - John Rutty was a Dublin Quaker physician and naturalist born in Melksham. He was the author of many texts including "A methodical synopsis of the Mineral Waters of Ireland" (1757) and "An Essay towards the Natural History of the County of Dublin" (1772). After his death his spiritual diary was published and the botanist William Henry Harvey named the genus Acanthaceae Ruttya after him.
Publisher: Printed for William Johnston
City: London
Year: 1757
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv, [49],104, [8],105-200, [8],201-310, [4],311-312, [4],313-386, [12],387-460, [12],461-484, [4],485-586, [8],587-658, [4],659-660, [8] p. ..
Width: 9" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: A major public study by John Rutty, a Dublin physician who received his medical education at Leiden.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in old leather with raised bands, gilt ruling and gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows external wear, with with rubbing to covers and and narrow cracking along front spine edge.Small dark area is visible near bottom of front cover. Spine joints and extremities display professional repairs. Binding is sound. Endpapers have darkened edges. Title page is printed in red and black. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing. Errata page appears on verso on the title page. This work has numerous tables (of hard & soft waters, residua & salts, hard waters, salts and residua in Dublin, nitrous waters, salt springs, acid waters, alkaline waters, foreign baths, etc.). The final four leaves contain two indices. This book contains attractive head- and tail-pieces and rubricated initials.

Clear signature of John McKinly, Wilmington [Delaware] can be seen on the title page.( Doctor McKinly was a veteran of the French and Indian War and was the first elected President of Delaware. He held various offices including Brigdier General of the Delaware Militia and Speaker of the Assembly. He was captured by the British and eventually exchanged for Wm. Franklin (Franklin's son.) He helped found the Delaware Medical Society and the Academy, which became the University of Delaware).

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Lot 1008

$375

Title: Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune-Telling: Illustrated by Numerous Incantations, Specimens of Medical Magic, Anecdotes and Tales
Author: Charles Godfrey Leland - Charles Godfrey Leland was an American humorist and folklorist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Princeton University and in Europe.
Leland worked in journalism, travelled extensively, and became interested in folklore and folk linguistics, publishing books and articles on American and European languages and folk traditions. Leland worked in a wide variety of trades, achieved recognition as the author of the comic "Hans Breitmann’s Ballads," fought in two conflicts, and wrote what was to become a primary source text for Neopaganism half a century later, "Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches."
Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin
City: London
Year: 1891
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi//271 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition. This is copy number 50 of 150. Author's signature appears on limitation page. "Copiously illustrated by the author."

Antique volume is bound in publisher's decorated vellum in black and red. Spine edges display narrow cracking. Outside corners are lightly bumped with minor loss of material. Binding is firm. Endpapers show foxing Pages are clean and bright. Work is illustrated with frontispiece, decorative initial letters, textual illustrations and vignettes.

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Lot 1009

$110

Title: The Tragedie of Macbeth with Portraits of the Players by Mary Grabhorn
Author: William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon.” His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, and there has been considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the 16th century. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including “Hamlet”, “King Lear,” “Othello,” and “Macbeth”, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, two of his former theatrical colleagues published the First Folio, a collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognized as Shakespeare's.

Shakespeare was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the 19th century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians worshipped Shakespeare with a reverence that George Bernard Shaw called "bardolatry." In the 20th century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are constantly studied, performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.
Publisher: The Grabhorn Press
City: San Francisco
Year: 1952
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 85 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 14.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce artist-signed limited edition of this classic work. This is one of 180 copies. Mary Grabhorn's signature appears at bottom margin of first plate after title illustration.

This volume is bound in quarter black leather over decoratively patterned green paper-covered boards. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Endpapers display darkening along hinges. Book dealer's pencil annotations can be seen at top of front flyleaf. Work is illustrated with 6 colored woodcuts.

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Lot 1010

$130

Title: Valerii Maximi dictorum factorumque memorabilium, libri IX.: Annotationibus, in usum studiosae juventutis, instar commentarii illustrati. Opera & Industria. Johannis Min-elli
Author: Valerius Maximus - Valerius Maximus was a Latin writer and author of a collection of historical anecdotes. He worked during the reign of Tiberius (14 AD to 37 AD).


Nothing is known of his life except that his family was poor and undistinguished, and that he owed everything to Sextus Pompeius (consul AD 14), proconsul of Asia, whom he accompanied to the East in 27. Pompeius was the center of a literary circle to which Ovid belonged; he was also an intimate friend of the most literary prince of the imperial family, Germanicus.
His attitude towards the imperial household has often been misunderstood, and he has been represented as a mean flatterer of the same type as Martial. But, if the references to the imperial administration are carefully scanned, they will be seen to be extravagant neither in kind nor in number. Few will now grudge Tiberius, when his whole action as a ruler is taken into account, such a title as salutaris princeps, which seemed to a former generation a specimen of shameless adulation. The few allusions to Caesar's murderers and to Augustus hardly pass beyond the conventional style of the writer's day. The only passage which can fairly be called fulsome is the violently rhetorical tirade against Sejanus.

The style of Valerius's writings seems to indicate that he was a professional rhetorician. In his preface he intimates that his work is intended as a commonplace book of historical anecdotes for use in the schools of rhetoric, where the pupils were trained in the art of embellishing speeches by references to history. According to the manuscripts, its title is Nine Books of Memorable Deeds and Sayings. The stories are loosely and irregularly arranged, each book being divided into sections, and each section bearing as its title the topic, most commonly some virtue or vice, or some merit or demerit, which the stories in the section are intended to illustrate.
Most of the tales are from Roman history, but each section has an appendix consisting of extracts from the annals of other peoples, principally the Greeks. The exposition exhibits strongly the two currents of feeling which are intermingled by almost every Roman writer of the Empire—the feeling that the Romans of the writer's own day are degenerate creatures when confronted with their own republican predecessors, and the feeling that, however degenerate, the latter-day Romans still tower above the other peoples of the world, and in particular are morally superior to the Greeks.
The author's chief sources are Cicero, Livy, Sallust and Pompeius Trogus, especially the first two. Valerius's treatment of his material is careless and unintelligent in the extreme; but in spite of his contusions, contradictions and anachronisms, the excerpts are apt illustrations, from the rhetorician's point of view, of the circumstance or quality they were intended to illustrate. And even on the historical side we owe something to Valerius. He often used sources now lost, and where he touches on his own time he affords us some glimpses of the much debated and very imperfectly recorded reign of Tiberius.
He is also a typical example of Silver Latin, a literary period often criticized for poor writers. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Editor: Johann Minelli
Publisher: Arnold Leers
City: Rotterdam
Year: 1671
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 20 + 554 pages + 26 pages of index
Width: 3.5" Height: 5.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in contemporary stamped reddish leather boards, spine bands and elaborate borders on boards. Leather is somewhat dried with minor closed vertical crack to front board, corners and edges are somewhat rubbed, spine is worn with one small wormhole. Binding is firm. Text block has gilt edges with minor wear. Endpapers display darkening to edges. Previous owner's name and date of 1864 appear at top margin of front flyleaf. Pages are lightly toned, with scattered light foxing, occasional light smudging of text not affecting legibility, and faint liquid staining to upper corners of pages 493-504. Pages 235, 259, and 350 are misprinted as 135, 159, and 250, not affecting pagination. Ink underlining can be seen on page 64. Johann Minelli's commentary is printed in smaller type around the main text. Work is illustrated with engraved second title page and hand-colored title page vignette. Text is decorated with ornamental initial letters.

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Lot 1011

$60

Title: Memoirs of Andrew Jackson, Late Major-General and Commander in Chief of the Southern Division of the Army of the United States
Author: John Henry Eaton - John Henry Eaton was an American politician and diplomat from Tennessee who served as U.S. Senator and as Secretary of War in the administration of Andrew Jackson. He was the youngest U.S. Senator in history, as he was 28 years old when he took his oath of office.
Publisher: Charles Ewer
City: Boston
Year: 1828
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 334 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in brown cloth with stamped gilt library lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows minimal external war. Binding is tight. Fore edge has very small ink stain. Volume has new endpapers. Pages display scattered light foxing. Title page exhibits offsetting from frontispiece portrait of Andrew Jackson.

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Lot 1012

$55

Book Details: Sturdy classics form the backbone of this collection of antique children's literature, including three separate editions of "Black Beauty," "Gulliver's Travels," and two "Raggedy Ann" books. Other titles include "Baby Animals," "The Madonna of the Tubs," and "Jackanapes."


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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 1013

$100

Title: Peter Behrens. Mit zweihunderfunfzig Abbildungen und einem Portrat des Kunstlers von Max Liebermann
Author: Fritz Hoeber
Publisher: Georg Muller und Eugen Rentsch
City: Munich
Year: 1913
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 249 pages
Width: 10.75" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray paper-covered boards with green cloth spine with stamped gilt lettering. Bright stamped gilt lettering and ruling can be seen on front cover. Covers display uneven discoloration. Binding is detaching at title page. Title page and first page of foreword are detached. Initial signatures are detaching. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and plans.

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Lot 1014

$50

Title: Sculpture
Author: Marcel Gimond - Marcel Gimond was a French sculptor born in the Ardeche region of France.
Gimond first studied at the Beaux-Arts Academy in Lyon and was the student in turn of both Aristide Maillol and Auguste Rodin. Gimond was an influential Professor at the Paris Beaux -Arts until 1960. He was uniquely invited to exhibit his modelled busts at both the salon and with the surrealists.
Garlanded with the Grand Prix National des Arts in 1957, Gimond, who was the son of a metal-worker is considered to be France's last great portraitist or sculptor of the bust. The possessor of a vast sculptural knowledge, Gimond was famed for his purified style which sought the permanence of forms beneath his subjects' individuality .
Marcel Gimond maintained a concise critique of sculpture, and taught that monumentality in sculpture was universal throughout the civilizations of the world, in recognition of the varied sculptural achievements of Egyptian, Khmer, Sumerian or pre-Columbian art; holding that "Art is a language, the sole which has the privilege to be universal, and which, across frontiers, can unite all that which is not alien to humanity." .
Gimond is known for his many Heads and Portraits of Political and Artistic figures and his distinctive bronze busts are to be seen in numerous museums in France, Luxembourg and in the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Gimond's students include William McVey (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Pigeonnier
City: Saint Felicien-En-Vivarais, France
Year: 1935
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 72 pages
Width: 11.75" Height: 15.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work signed by the renowned French sculptor. This is copy 31 of 110. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads " A mes amis (illegible name) / en souvenir de 25 ans / de fidele amitie / Gimond / le 5 octobre 1937."

These are unbound folios in paper wrappers, with two glassine strips at top and bottom of inner spine. Wraps are somewhat toned at spine edges, with foxing to covers, and a coupled of closed tears to spine. Text introduction is printed in black and red. Edges of text block are rough. Leaves display foxing. Contains 10 plates, including portrait of the artist. Text is in French.

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Lot 1015

$250

Title: Office de Saincte Marie Magdeleine
Author:
Publisher: Pierre Rocolet
City: Paris
Year: 1645
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 79 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original elaborately gilt-stamped red leather by Rocolet with light brown leather flourishes, spine bands with patterned panels, pattern stamped on edges; somewhat darkened with a few scratches, corners somewhat rubbed, hinges partially cracked with some cracking to joints. Binding is sound. Book has marbled end-papers, all edges gilt, mounted woodcut frontispiece with minor wear, uneven light toning but clean, small light liquid stain on lower corner of first unnumbered pages, hand-ruled in light brown ink; small ink inscription on first page of dedicatory letter, small sticker on front paste-down labeled "12." Approbation on final page from the archbishop of Paris Jean Francois de Gondy [sic], of the Gondi family, who were financial partners of the Medici. No title page is present. Opens with a dedication letter to Madame Catherine de Boniface, "Baronne de la Pierre en Normandie, Dame de S. Maclou la riuiere, de Franconuille la Garenne, & d'autres lieux," with ink inscription describing her as the spouse of a Louis de Giffard, whom she had married in 1626. A unique and apparently unrecorded liturgical text, not listed in OCLC, with a beautiful binding. Text is in Latin.

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Lot 1016

$80

Details: Among the items in this collection of assort antique estate ephemera is a piece of Jim Crow Black Americana from 1897, sheet music called "Do Your Honey Do," written by Theodore Metz, composer of "It'll Be A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight." Also included are colorful Victorian chromolithograph trade cards and decorative postcards, and an advertising pen blotter with a celluloid cover printed with the likeness of an indian chief. A group of little books includes an 1814 pocket-sized edition of the poems of Lord Byron; an 1832 reading primer; a booklet illustrated with a ghost horse advertising mechanical farm equipment; and a 1908 pamphlet describing the newly completed railroad tunnels linking Manhattan and New Jersey, complete with photographs. An autograph book and a pad of lined paper have pretty covers but blank pages; and another pretty cover decorates an 1887 booklet on etiquette.

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Condition / Notes: These items 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 1017

$80

Details: In 1985, the Franklin Mint issued a series of miniature pewter replicas in their "The Guns That Won the West" collection. Here is the complete set, along with a handsome brass-trimmed mahogany fitted display case. Twenty-four rifles and pistols are modeled, and a booklet describes the history of each piece.

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Condition / Notes: This set is in excellent condition, but there is no key for the display case. The plexiglas on the case is scratched.

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Lot 1018

$150

Details: There are about 500 vintage and antique postcards in this lot. The lot is almost evenly split between antique cards from the first decade of the 20th century, and vintage linen-textured cards. A significant number of antique cards are Christmas, birthday, valentines, and other holiday greetings. About a dozen different cards show scenes from the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, TN.
Some unusual scenes, such as cards from 1909 showing lion hunters in Africa and another showing a dramatic, nighttime view of the Battery in New York City, are part of this lot. Many cards are from Michigan (especially the Detroit area) and Ohio (especially Cleveland and Cincinnati)

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Condition / Notes: These cards are in fair to good condition. The edges on most are worn, and some are soiled.

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Lot 1019

$45

Book Details: Three titles are in this lot of handsome, antique leather-bound medical books: "Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Physic," by Thomas Watson, MD (1851);"A Treatise on Human Physiology," by John C. Dalton, MD (1882); and "Principles of Human Physiology," by William D. Carpenter, MD (1853).

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Condition / Notes: These books are in generally good condition, with all pages intact and bindings firm. The leather is not dried out.

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Lot 1020

$70

Title: The Second Tour of Doctor Syntaz, in Search of Consolation; A Poem
Author: William Combe - William Combe was a British miscellaneous writer. His early life was that of an adventurer, his later was passed chiefly within the "rules" of the King's Bench Prison. He is chiefly remembered as the author of "The Three Tours of Dr. Syntax," a comic poem. His cleverest piece of work was a series of imaginary letters, supposed to have been written by the second, or "wicked" Lord Lyttelton. Of a similar kind were his letters between Swift and "Stella". He also wrote the letterpress for various illustrated books, and was a general hack.(Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: H. C. Carey & I. Lea
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1822
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 277 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first American edition. This book is practically unknown. Reese#9 lists the 1819 Philadelphia edition of the First Tour, and merely mentions this Second Tour. Bennett & Ebert list only the First Tour. This book is not listed in OCLC.


Antique volume is bound in old leather, which has been nicely rebacked and now has bright gilt-stamped leather spine label. Original boards display moderate wear. Binding is firm. Endpapers have darkened edges. Pages exhibit foxing. Illustrated with 22 color plates by Rowlandson and 2 plates supplied in b&w facsimile.

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Lot 1021

$100

Title: Dubliners
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."
Publisher: B. W. Huebsch, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1925
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 288 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a fourth printing, dated Feb. 1925.

Antique volume is bound in original light green cloth with stamped dark green lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with darkening to spine cover and faint spotting to front and rear covers. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered foxing.

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Lot 1022

$130

Details: All of the antique sheet music in this collection dates from the early- to mid-19th century, and is engraved. Individual pieces include the anonymously published "Bonaparte's Coronation March," "The Newport Artillery's Grand Quick Step," by Richard B. Taylor; and "William Tell," by John Braham, an English tenor who had a long and successful career in the opera houses of Europe. Other notable inclusions are the incongruously titled "Hamlet Galop!," an "homage" to famed and wildly popular actor Edwin Booth; "The Greek Amazon," quite a few historical and patriotic pieces. One of these was dedicated to William Seward in 1860, probably in an effort to boost his chances for that year's Republican presidential nomination. Several of these have colorful, decorative covers.

A sizable collection of piano pieces bound together includes a Christmas carol titled, "The Portuguese Hymn on the Nativity," with words in both Latin and English, which is known today as "O Come All Ye Faithful." Other selections include "The Battle of Prague Sonata" by Franz Kotzwara and "Bonnie Doon," a song anonymously set to a Robert Burns poem.


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Condition / Notes: This sheet music is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Note edge wear.

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Lot 1023

$70

Details: This lot contains two antique, Civil War lithographs based on drawings by Winslow Homer, most likely originally published in "Harper's Weekly." One depicts a cavalry charge, the other an infantry charge, and both date from 1862. These lithographs are mounted on foam core, matted, and protected by shrink wrap, so they are ready for framing or for retail. Matted size is 25.5" x 18.5".


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Condition / Notes: These pictures are in very good condition.

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Lot 1024

$50

Details: This lot contains four large, handsome engravings which illustrated Boydell's 1795 edition of Shakespeare's plays. The scenes depicted are from "The Tempest," "Measure for Measure," "Much Ado About Nothing," and "The Taming of the Shrew." These prints are matted, and are protected by foam board and shrink wrap. The largest print measures 29" x 24".


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Condition / Notes: These prints are in excellent condition.

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Lot 1025

$225

Title: Washington's Political Legacies. To Which Is Annexed an Appendix Containing an Account of His Illness Death and the National Tributes of Respect Paid to His Memory. With a Biographical Outline of His Life and Character. - uncredited author
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Printed for John Russell and John West
City: Boston
Year: 1800
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 108 pages plus 14-page list of subscribers
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered black leather spine label and gilt ruling to spine. Front board is detaching. Rear spine edge is cracked, with string from binding showing. Minor loss of material is visible at head and foot as well as at corners.Text block is intact. Endpapers display darkening at edges. Previous owners' name are written on front pastedown. Pages exhibit sporadic light foxing.

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Lot 1026

$25

Book Details: Works of history, art, psychology, and philosophy are part of this group of collectible vintage non-fiction. Included is an outline of the history of aesthetics, a retrospective of the works of sculptor Karl Bitter, a history of the 14th century great famine in Europe, and a study of the Spanish philosopher Miguel de Unamuno. "Ruskin: Rossetti: Preraphaelitism" was written by the son of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and "Travail in an Arab Land" is a classic of Hebrew literature, the narrative of an 18th century Jew stranded in Morocco.
"A Treatise Concerning Enthusiasme," by Meric Casaubon, is a modern reprint of the 1656 second edition, and discusses five kinds of divine inspiration or supernatural power. "Dreams 1900-2000: Science, Art, and the Unconscious Mind" is also part of this lot.

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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 1027

$175

Title: Prophecies of Robert Nixon, the Celebrated Cheshire Prophet from Lady Cowper's Correct Copy, in the Reign of Queen Anne. Also an Account of HIs Life and Death
Author: Robert Nixon - "Robert Nixon was a legendary prophet of Cheshire. Many accounts about him appear to be in conflict with each other.

At least one account has Robert Nixon being born in c. 1467. In this account, he is the son of John Nixon during the time of Edward IV, who leased a farm in the parish of Over from Vale Royal Abbey. Another account of Nixon states that he was born during the reign of James I (1603-25) and that he was for some time in the service of Thomas Cholmondeley, master of Vale Royal after 1625.

There are also two claimed homes for Robert Nixon: one says he was an illiterate boy who was born in Bark House on a hill between Over and Whitegate. Alternatively, another source claims Robert Nixon lived at Bridge House near the Forest of Delamere.

He is the claimed source of various prophecies circulating in the early 18th Century and published in leaflet form.

Some of his prophecies relate to Vale Royal Abbey." (Courtesay of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Dean and Munday
City: London
Year: circa 1825
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [2], [7]-28 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is attractively bound in three-quarter leather by Riviere & Son, with marbled boards and endpapers. Book shows no external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled edges and endpapers. Pages are clean and without markings. This work is illustrated with a color frontispiece by George Cruikshank with caption "Nixon found starved at Death in the Palace, as he has foretold." Cohn 604 notes only one state, but there are two, priority unknown; this copy is the state with "Robert Nixon" on page [7] in solid type, &c.

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Lot 1028

$35

Book Details: Seven of the books in this antiquarian group are an 1819 reissue of "The Spectator," the daily published early in the 18th century, and famous for its incisive and influential essays Joseph Addison and Richard Steele. The rest of the lot presents aspects of American history: an early biography of Andrew Jackson, colonial arts and crafts in New England; "Prairie Vikings," documenting settlers and pioneers; and an 1867 Civil War account, "Life and Death in Rebel Prisons." Also included is the catalog to the exhibition of paintings and sculpture at the 1933 Century of Progress Chicago World's Fair.

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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. Volume 8 of "The Spectator" is missing.



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Lot 1029

$110

Details: Vintage and antique botanical pictures comprise this lot, all of them nicely matted on foam board and in shrink wrap, ready for framing or for retail. The pictures, which range in age, reflect different printing processes and pictorial styles, and include hand-colored lithographs and Victorian chromolithographs, as well as more modern techniques. Some of these prints were excised from antiquarian books. The pictures range in size from 12.5" x 14.5" to 6.25" x 9.5".

This lot features several decorative sets of pictures similar in style, subject, or technique; for example, pictures of fruit or wildflowers.


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Condition / Notes: These pictures are clean and in excellent condition.

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Lot 1030

$70

Details: This collection of antique sheet music is organized around a small group of composers and/or lyricists, and most of it dates from period 1895-1927. The one exception is Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869), one of the first important American composers trained and writing in the classical tradition, whose works became very popular and a source of patriotic pride.

Later artists include P.G. Wodehouse, Jerome Kern, and George Ade, and some of the early, breakthrough black popular composers, Maceo Pinkard, Henry Creamer, Bob Cole & James Johnson, and Benny Benjemen.

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Condition / Notes:
This sheet music is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

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Lot 1031

$25
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Woman: Her Sex and Love Life by William J. Robinson - Dated 1936 by Eugenics Publishing CompanyAntique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped black lettering to covers. Book shows light external wear. Binding is cracked between pages 30 and 31 of the illustration section at rear of volume. Pages are clean and without markings. In addition to b&w illustrations at rear of volume, there are a small number of textual and full-page illustrations. Intact dust jacket displays mild shelfwear, with small tear at top of rear panel. This book and the second one in this lot are preserved in cardboard box.
- Birth Control or the Limitation of Offspring by Prevenception by William J. Robinson - Dated 1936 by Eugenics Publishing Co., Inc.Antique volume is bound in blue cloth with stamped black lettering to covers. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Dust jacket displays small tear at top right corner of front panel.


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Lot 1032

$50

Details: This collection of vintage and antique travel-related ephemera includes railroad material, including a large photograph of a locomotive and a restaurant menu from Mexico. Other souvenirs are from the Delaware Water Gap, the old Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, the Jungle Cruise in Silver Spring, Florida; the Adirondacks and Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey. Most of the 20-odd postcards are are also travel-related, but a few are handsome antique holiday or valentine cards, or real photo postcards (RPPCs).


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Condition / Notes: These items 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 1033

$130

Details: Colorful chromolithographs, bad jokes and puns, cute kids, and Jim Crow stereotypes are just some of the features of this collection of antique Victorian trade cards. Many different types of products are advertised, and some card sets are included.

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Condition / Notes: Most of these trade cards are in good or very good condition.

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Lot 1034

$325

Details: This collection of antique Black Americana sheet music reflects the racist stereotypes and tropes popular when it was published. Minstrel shows, sentimental songs about slavery, blackface, grotesque caricatures, and other Jim Crow conventions are in evidence. Songs include "Shew Fly!", arranged by Rollin Howard; "In the Bright Morning Light," by James M. Bland (who also wrote "Dem Golden Slippers"); "Jim Crow Jubilee," and a song in the character of a slave lamenting "Babolition." Several pieces describe "darky" experience. One piece, dated 1862, lampoons the newly-formed, all-volunteer colored regiments of the Union Army.

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Condition / Notes: This sheet music is generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.

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Lot 1035

$35

Title: English Literature: An Illustrated Record in Four Volumes
Author: Edmund Gosse - Sir Edmund William Gosse CB was an English poet, author and critic; the son of Philip Henry Gosse and Emily Bowes, Richard Garnett - Richard Garnett C.B. was a scholar, librarian, biographer and poet. He was son of Richard Garnett, an author, philologist (historical linguist) and assistant keeper of printed books in the British Museum.

Born at Lichfield in England, and educated at a school in Bloomsbury, he entered the British Museum in 1851 (the year following his father's death) as an assistant librarian. In 1875, he became superintendent of the Reading Room, in 1881, editor of the General Catalogue of Printed Books, and in 1890 until his retirement in 1899, Keeper of Printed Books.

His literary works include numerous translations from the Greek, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese; several books of verse; the book of short stories "The Twilight of the Gods" (1888, 16 stories; 12 stories added in the 1903 edition); biographies of Thomas Carlyle, John Milton, William Blake, and others; "The Age of Dryden" (1895); a "History of Italian Literature"; "English Literature: An Illustrated Record" (with Edmund Gosse); and many articles for encyclopaedias and the Dictionary of National Biography. He also discovered and edited some unpublished poems of Shelley ("Relics of Shelley," 1862) and edited the republication of the newly discovered poetry collection "Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire" in 1898. His poem "Where Corals Lie" was set to music by Sir Edward Elgar as part of Sea Pictures and was first performed in 1899. Long interested in astrology, in 1880 he published a monograph on the subject, "The Soul and the Stars," in the University Magazine under the peusdonym "A.G. Trent"; ill health prevented him from writing more on the subject.

The writer, critic and editor Edward Garnett was his son, the translator Constance Garnett was his daughter-in-law, and the Bloomsbury Group writer David (Bunny) Garnett was his grandson.

Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1903-1904
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in three-quarter dark blue leather with marbled blue paper-covered boards and bright stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Books shows light external wear, with small closed tear at head of spine of first volume and light wear at edges. Bindings are firm. Interiors are clean and bright. Richly illustrated with plates and in-text illustrations, which include facsimiles and portraits. A number of plates are in color, and there are several fold-out reproductions of manuscripts.

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Lot 1036

$90

Title: Scripture Truths Demonstrated, in Thirty-Two Sermons, or Declarations of Stephen Crisp, Late of Colchester, in Essex, Deceased. Carefully Taken in Characters or Short-Hand, as They Were Delivered by Him at the Public Meeting-Houses of the People Called Quakers, in and about London. Faithfully transcribed and Published, together with His Prayers after Sermons
Author: Stephen Crisp - Stephen Crisp, of Colchester, was a Quaker activist, "traveller in the Ministry" and prolific writer. He is credited with establishing the Quaker faith in the Low Countries (Holland). There was a Dutch expatriate community in Colchester and his mother and`second wife were Dutch. In 1683 he bought the ancient St. Helen's Chapel and gave it to Colchester Quakers
Publisher: Printed and Sold by Joseph James
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1787
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 385 plus 1 page of table of contents
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered red leather label and ruling to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with mild rubbing and minor loss at extremities. Binding is firm. Blank preliminary pages are partially detached. Pages display sporadic light foxing. Very small wormhole(s) visible from page 275 on, with text marginally affected from page 375.

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Lot 1037

$80

Title: Our American Game Birds
Author: Edward Howe Forbush - Edward Howe Forbush was a noted Massachusetts ornithologist and a prolific writer, best known for his book Birds of New England.
Born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1858, he was a precocious naturalist. His family moved to West Roxbury, when he was seven. As an older child, he conducted field studies of area wildlife and also studied taxidermy. Once again, his family moved to Worcester, where he became a member of the Worcester Natural History Society, and began to publish the results of his studies. At the age of sixteen he was appointed Curator of Ornithology of the Society's museum.
When he was nineteen, he mounted an expedition to Florida — this would be the first of many trips he took around the United States to study birds.
In 1893, Forbush was appointed Ornithologist to the Massachusetts State Board of Agriculture. His primary studies at this time were "economic ornithology" — that is, determining whether a given species of bird was beneficial or detrimental to agriculture.
In 1908 he became the Massachusetts State Ornithologist.
He was a founder of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He was also first president of the Northeastern Bird-Banding Association (now the Association of Field Ornithologists).
His work "Birds of Massachusetts (and Other New England States)" is a three-volume set of books published 1925–1929 by the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture. Title notwithstanding, it was and remains a valuable reference regarding not just New England birds but also in regard to ornithology of the Northeast and farther afield.
He was also known for his studies of the Heath Hen and his attempts to save the species.
He died in Westborough in 1929. His wife donated a glass case containing artistically arranged ornithological specimens to the Westborough Public Library, with a plaque reading: "Presented by Etta L. Forbush in memory of her husband Edward Howe Forbush. All specimens collected prepared and mounted by Mr. Forbush at the age of eighteen." In 1931, The Forbush Bird Club of Worcester, Mass., was established in his memory. (Biography courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.,, Inc.
City: Wilmington
Year: circa 1917
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 36 pages
Width: 13.25" Height: 14.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in gray cloth with stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and spotting to front cover. Binding is firm. Hinges have been reinforced. Very light foxing is visible on margins of initial plates. Small repair can be seen at bottom edge of verso of one plate. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings. Illustrated with 18 bright color plates reproducing paintings by Lynn Bogue Hunt, with a descriptive text on versos by Edward Howe Forbush. Each text includes table entitled "Standard Loads of Du Pont Shotgun Powders."

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Lot 1038

$55

Details: Many interesting items are part of this group of collectible vintage and antique ephemera, which includes correspondence, greeting cards, an art student's notebook, and many colorful, decorative bridge tallies.

The correspondence, which is still in its original envelopes, dates from around 1902 through the 1940s. Many of the covers bear air mail stamps, and are from hotels in different western cities. At least one of the correspondents was in the Navy during World War II; and another letter is written on YMCA stationery from the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I.


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


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Lot 1039

$50

Title: The Illustrations in the Manuscripts of the Septuagint
Author: Ernest T. De Wald
Publisher: Princeton University Press
City: Princeton
Year: 1941/1942
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: No
Pagination: 56 pages plus73 plates / 53 pages plus 58 plates
Width: 12.75" Height: 15.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce two-volume edition of volume III of this work. This third volume bears the title "Psalms and Odes," with part I subtitled "Vaticanus Graecus 1927," and part II "Vaticanus Graecus 752."

Antique set is bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spines and pictorial design in gilt to front cover. Books are in excellent condition. Each volume contains plate section. Intact dust jackets show tears and minor foxing/smudging at edges.

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Lot 1040

$80

Book Details: There are two volumes of privately bound, antique sheet music in this lot. Dating from 1861 and 1868, these books are somewhat smaller than most sheet music compilations, and measure 7.75" x 11". They are bound in buckram and half-leather, and personalized with the name Cornelia D. Busteed. Both volumes contain the scores of comic operas by Jacques Offenbach: "La Grande-Duchesse" and "La Perichole."


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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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