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Lot 7001

$140

Title: Six Crises
Author: Richard M. Nixon - Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a US representative and senator from California and as the 36th Vice President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
City: Garden City, New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/460 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this memoir by then former vice-president Nixon. Signature appears on blank preliminary page.

Book is in excellent condition. Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.

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Lot 7002

$400

Title: The Raven
Author: Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

He was born as Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts; he was orphaned young when his mother died shortly after his father abandoned the family. Poe was taken in by John and Frances Allan, of Richmond, Virginia, but they never formally adopted him. He attended the University of Virginia for one semester but left due to lack of money. After enlisting in the Army and later failing as an officer's cadet at West Point, Poe parted ways with the Allans. His publishing career began humbly, with an anonymous collection of poems, "Tamerlane and Other Poems" (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian".

Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Baltimore in 1835, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845 Poe published his poem, "The Raven," to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. He began planning to produce his own journal, "The Penn" (later renamed "The Stylus"), though he died before it could be produced. On October 7, 1849, at age 40, Poe died in Baltimore; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.

Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today.
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1884
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 23 pages plus 25 plates
Width: 15" Height: 18.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique elephant folio is bound in gray cloth, with black lettering to spine and front cover. Large pictorial design representing kneeling angel with gilt halo and wings appears on front cover and much small circular design showing Pallas Athena can be seen at center of rear cover. Book displays external wear, with bottom fifth of spine cover detached from front edge. Minor loss of material is visible along bottom edges and outside corners. Front and rear covers have light soiling. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's name is written in top outside corner of blank preliminary page. Small closed tears measuring approximately 2 inches are present on that page (just under name) and, in the same position, on following page. Gilt-edged pages display very occasional light smudging at edges. Faint minor water markings appear at fore edge of four plates. A small number of closed tears are visible at edges of captioned tissue-guards and one small tear can be seen at fore edge of plate.

Handsomely illustrated with 26 wood-engraved plates after drawings by Gustave Dore and a title page illustation by Elihu Vedder.

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Lot 7003

$80

Title: A Year with the Turks or Sketches of Travel in the European and Asiatic Dominions of the Sultan
Author: Warington W. Smyth - Sir Warington Wilkinson Smyth was a British geologist.


Smyth was educated at Westminster and Bedford schools. He then went to Trinity College, Cambridge, where was a member of the Cambridge crew in the Boat Race and graduated BA in 1839. Having gained a travelling scholarship he spent more than four years in Europe, Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt, paying great attention to mineralogy and mining, examining coal-fields, metalliferous mines and salt-works, and making acquaintance with many distinguished geologists and mineralogists.

On his return to England in 1844 Smyth was appointed mining geologist in the Geological Survey, and in 1851 lecturer at the Royal School of Mines, a post which he held until 1881 when he relinquished the chair of mineralogy but continued as professor of mining. In later years he became chief mineral inspector to the Office of Woods and Forests, and also to the Duchy of Cornwall. He investigated the Roman gold mine at Dolaucothi and published a short paper on his observations in 1846 in "Memoirs of the Geological Survey." Subsequently he gave lectures on gold mining as a result of the then gold rushes in California and Australia in the 1850s.

Smyth was elected fellow of the Royal Society in 1858. He became president of the Geological Society of London in 1866–1868, and in 1879 he was chairman of a Royal Commission appointed to inquire into coal mine accidents, the work in connection with which continued until 1886. He contributed sundry papers to the Memoirs of the Geological Survey, the Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society and the Transactions of the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, serving as RGSC President from 1871–1879, and again from 1883–1890. He was author also of "A Year with the Turks" (1854), and of "A Treatise on Coal and Coal-mining" (1867). He was knighted in 1887. He was also a Knight of the Italian Order of SS. Maurizio and Lazzaro and of the Portuguese Order of Jesus Christ.


Publisher: Redfield
City: New York
Year: 1854
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 251 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped light brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with paper label and traces of removed labels on spine. Covers show light soiling/staining. Binding is sound. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front pastedown. Previous owner's signature is visible on front flyleaf. Pages show foxing. Book is illustrated with color fold-out frontispiece map entitled "Turkey in Europe and Asia Minor." Intact map has small closed tear on outside edge, with creasing to outermost panel.

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Lot 7004

$275

Title: Atlas of Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Geo. H. Walker & Co.
City: Boston
Year: 1879
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 92 pages plus 5 pages of advertisements
Width: 15" Height: 18.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Front and rear boards of volume are detached. Spine cover shows significant wear. Text block is intact. Blank preliminary pages show foxing and soiling. Title page displays light foxing and darkening along fore edge. Pages show occasional marginal foxing and/or smudging. Illustrated with bright color maps and full- and double-page pictorial plates.

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Lot 7005

$110

Title: North American Shore Birds: A History of The Snipes, Sandpipers, Plovers and Their Allies
Author: Daniel Giraud Elliot - Daniel Giraud Elliot was an American zoologist.

Elliot was one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, of the American Ornithologists' Union and of the Société zoologique de France. He was also curator of zoology at the Field Museum in Chicago.

Elliot used his wealth to publish a series of sumptuous color-plate books on birds and animals. Elliot wrote the text himself and commissioned artists such as Joseph Wolf and Joseph Smit, both of whom had worked for John Gould, to provide the illustrations. The books included "A Monograph of the Phasianidae (Family of the Pheasants)" (1870–72), "A Monograph of the Paradiseidae or Birds of Paradise" (1873), "A Monograph of the Felidae or Family of Cats" (1878) and "Review of the Primates" (1913).

In 1899, Elliot was invited to join the elite Harriman Alaska Expedition to study and document wildlife along the Alaskan coast.

The National Academy of Sciences awards the Daniel Giraud Elliot medal "for meritorious work in zoology or paleontology published in a three- to five-year period. Established through the Daniel Giraud Elliot Fund by gift of Miss Margaret Henderson Elliot."
Publisher: Francis P. Harper
City: New York
Year: 1895
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 268 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition. Author's signature appears on limitation page. This is copy number 44 of 100.

Antique volume is bound in original white cloth, with gilt-lettered spine and pictorial design on front cover displaying a duck. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and along edges of covers. Light soiling is also visible. Front hinge is cracked. Pages with gilt top edges are clean and bright. Illustrated with 74 plates (including frontispiece & fold. plate) with captioned tissue guards.


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Lot 7006

$45

Title: Impressions of Spain in 1866
Author: Lady Herbert
Publisher: Richard Bentley
City: London
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 280 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth over beveled boards, with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial design to front cover showing cathedral. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and minor loss at head of spine and at lightly-bumped outside corners. Stain can be seen on rear edge of spine, with stain running onto spine cover. Binding is sound. Antique armorial bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with engraved plates offering scenes in/views of Burgos, Madrid, Cordoba, Malaga, Cadiz, Seville, Toledo, Avila and Guadalajara.

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Lot 7007

$60

Title: Le Sahara: souvenirs d'une mission a Goleah
Author: Auguste Choisy - Auguste Choisy was a French architectural historian and author of Histoire de l'Architecture.

Choisy was born in Vitry-le-François. He was professor of architecture at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées from 1877 to 1901. In 1904 he won the RIBA's Royal Gold Medal. Very important for the study of Greek architecture was his contribution "Le pictoresque et l'art grec."
Publisher: E. Plon et Cie, Imprimeurs-Editeurs
City: Paris
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 290 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: Auguste Choisy was put in charge of a trans saharan railway project that took him to North Africa in 1880. This book provides an account of the never realized project.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in pebbled black cloth. Book shows cracking along front spine edge and at mid-section of cover. Small blemish appears at top margin of front cover. Binding is sound. Antique library stamp and number in ink can be seen on title page. Stamp is also visible in lower right corner of page 105. No other institutional markings are apparent. Pages display age toning to margins. Illustrated with frontispiece map.

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Lot 7008

$225

Details: A wealth of antique and vintage postcards comprise this lot, which contains over 500 items. Many are real photo postcards, including scenes of the Black Hills in South Dakota and Delaware and Sullivan Counties in upstate New York. Many humorous cards from the turn of the last century are also part of this lot. Also included are a handful of linen postcard folders. One notable card commemorates Lincoln's centennial; another one shows child coal mine workers.

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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.

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Lot 7009

$30

Title: Mis' Beauty
Author: Helen S. Woodruff - American author and illustrator
Publisher: The Alice Harriman Company
City: New York
Year: 1911
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 163 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth, with white lettering to spine and front cover. Bright color pastedown depicting mammy archetype appears on front cover, with caption underneath image offering a representation of the speech of blacks. Book displays moderate external wear, with fading of lettering on spine. Binding is sound. Sporadic light foxing is visible on pages of text. Illustrated by the author with well-preserved bright color plates, including a tissue-guarded frontispiece.

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Lot 7010

$100

Title: Insalata mescolanza di Carlo Gabrielli d'Ogobbio, gentilhuomo romano, che contiene favole, essempi, facetie, et motti raccolti da diversi autori, et ridotti in ottaua rima, divisi in sette centurie, con la giunta, et con alcune rime, in honore delli Serenissimi Principe d'Urbino et Principessa Sua Sposa
Author: Carlo Gabrielli d'Ogobbio
Publisher: Andre Fei
City: Bracciano, Italy
Year: 1621
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 376 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full vellum, with gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows mild external wear, with scattered spotting to covers and antique paper label at head of spine. Front cover has two handwritten words at center. Binding is sound. Blank preliminary page opposite title page displays pencil annotations and tiny bookplate in upper left corner. Title page shows foxing and light soiling. Pages show sporadic light foxing. Illustrated with title page vignette.

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Lot 7011

$40

Title: Atarraya
Artist: Paula Barragan
Medium: Print
Features: Signature
Print Year: 2004
Width: 9.0" Height: 11.0"
Art Notes: "Barragan creates rich, textured surfaces, reminiscent of woven textile patterns, using an open-bite process that deeply etches the plate. The translucency of the thin Japanese handmade paper that she prints on gives the work a luminous quality. Her images range from abstract patterns that one might see in nature, such as the swirl on a snail shell or the angular lines of an animal’s rib cage, to crude folk-like drawings of humans and creatures. Barragan feels that her images express life situations and stories, the lines and color reflect delight and misfortune in every moment." (courtesy of Davidson Galleries)
Condition: This intaglio print is in excellent condition.

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Lot 7012

$30

Title: Mathematical Philosophy: A Study of Fate and Freedom. Lectures for Educated Laymen
Author: Cassius J. Keyser - Cassius Jackson Keyser was an American mathematician of pronounced philosophical inclinations.

Keyser's initial higher education was at North West Ohio Normal School (now Ohio Northern University), then became a school teacher and principal. In 1885, he married a fellow student at the Normal School, Ella Maud Crow of Ridgeway, Ohio. He completed a second undergraduate degree, a BSc, at the University of Missouri in 1892. After teaching there, at the New York State Normal School (now SUNY New Paltz), and at Washington University, he enrolled as a graduate student at Columbia University, earning the MA in 1896 and the Ph.D. in 1901. He spent the rest of his career at Columbia, becoming the Adrain Professor of Mathematics (1904–27) and Head of the department (1910–16). He retired in 1927.

Keyser was one of the first Americans to appreciate the new directions in the foundation of mathematics, heralded by the work of Europeans such as Richard Dedekind, Georg Cantor, Giuseppe Peano, Henri Poincaré, David Hilbert, Ernst Zermelo, Bertrand Russell, and A. N. Whitehead. He was also one of the first to appreciate the mathematical and philosophical importance of his fellow American Charles Sanders Peirce. Alfred Korzybski, founder of general semantics, named Keyser as a major influence. While at Columbia, Keyser supervised only three PhDs, but they all proved quite consequential: Eric Temple Bell, the logician Emil Post, and Edward Kasner.

He became a member of the American board of the Hibbert Journal, and made contributions to that and other philosophical journals. Together with the New International Encyclopedia and his Columbia colleague John Dewey, Keyser helped found the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). He was a fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Mathematical Society.
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company
City: New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/466 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Dr. A. R. Stern / and Mrs. Stern / from their friend / C. J. Keyser."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with fading of lettering on darkened spine. Binding is firm. Partially uncut pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 7013

$140

Title: La Tancia: commedia rusticale
Author: Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger - Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger was nephew of the famous artist Michelangelo Buonarroti.

While in the Pisa he studied Natural Philosophy under Galileo. He wrote many plays, including: "Il Natale D'Ercole "(1605), "The Judgments of Paris" (1608), "The Tanca" (1612), and "The Fair" (1618).

Buonarroti was a member of the Accademia Fiorentina and the Academy of Bran (Accademia della Crusca). He contributed actively to the first and second edition of the Dictionary of Bran between 1612 and 1623.
Publisher: Cosimo Giunti
City: Florence
Year: 1612
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 122 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: La Tancia is a comedy which romanticizes simple rural life.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume has been rebound in three-quarter leather over decorative paper-covered boards. Spine has bright gilt lettering and raised bands. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Original wrappers are bound in, with front wrapper showing professional repair work. Pages display occasional foxing. Illustrated with vignettes on title page and rear wrapper. Elaborate pictorial designs to initial letters of publisher's foreword, prologue and opening of first act can also be seen.

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Lot 7014

$175

Book Details: This select lot of older children's books include A.A. Milne's delightful Winnie the Pooh books, as well as 15 Beatrix Potter titles, and an early picture book from the 1880s.

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


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Lot 7015

$150

Details: This lot of antique photographs contains cabinet cards, cartes-de-visite, tintypes, and an album which is well-labeled. These items are mostly from upstate New York.

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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.

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Lot 7016

$45

Details: Four charming, figural antique porcelain napkin rings comprise this lot. They are marked only with numbers, as were many inexpensive German porcelain novelties of the late 19th century. The animals represented include real and stylized cats, a begging dog, and a stork. The tallest is 2-1/2" high, and about as wide.

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Condition / Notes: These napkin rings are in good condition, with only two minor chips: one on the base of the stork below his foot, and the other between the front feet of the stylized, arching cat.

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Lot 7017

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Facing the Tank by Patrick Gale - Dated 1990 by Dutton Obelisk - Signed EditionAuthor-signed first printing
- A Primate's Memoir by Robert M. Sapolsky - Dated 2002 by Simon & Schuster - Signed EditionSigned by author
- Earthsearch by James Follett, James Follett - Dated 1994 by Severn House Publishers Inc. - Signed EditionWith author's signed inscription
- The Education of a Woman Golfer by Nancy Lopez - Dated 1979 by Simon and Schuster - Signed EditionAuthor-signed first printing


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Lot 7018

$130

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Ohne die Rose tun wir's nicht: Fur Joseph Beuys" (Edition Staeck, 1986) and "Paul Wunderlich: Graphik und Multiples, 1948-1987" (Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum, 1987).

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Condition / Notes: As with 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.


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Lot 7019

$15

Book Details: This lot of literary bibliographies of poets and writers from the 18th through 20th centuries is joined by a book that defines bibliographical terms related to the history of writing, publishing, libraries, etc. Authors of listed works include Thomas Middleton, James Joyce, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Percy Shelley, and John Keats. The bibliography "American Fiction, 1774-1850" is included. The last book, titled "Bibliography, Historical and Bibliothecal," is by Philip H. Vitale (Loyola University Press, 1971).

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Condition / Notes: These books are in very good or excellent condition.

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Lot 7020

$10

Title: A Discourse, Delivered before the Lieutenant-Governor, the Council, and the Two Houses Composing the Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, May 31, 1809. Being the Day of General Election
Author: David Osgood
Publisher: Press of Russell & Cutler Printers
City: Boston
Year: 1809
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 32 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique pamphlet is string bound in original tan printed wrappers. Rear wrapper is lacking. Front wrapper shows foxing, with name in ink and library discard stamp. Pages display light foxing. Contains appendix of those who preached on this anniversary, with list continued in handwritten page down to 1851.

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Lot 7021

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the American Civil War shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Civil War Album: Complete Photographic History of the Civil War. Fort Sumter to Appomattox." (Tess Press, 2000) and a first edition of Bruce Catton's "Gettyburg: The Final Fury" (Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974)

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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.

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Lot 7022

$45

Title: India through the Stereoscope: A Journey through Hindustan
Author: James Ricalton - James Ricalton was a school teacher, traveler, inventor, and photographer. Ricalton travelled extensively and he circumnavigated the world seven times.
Publisher: Underwood & Underwood
City: New York
Year: circa 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 383 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Well-preserved booklet in original wrappers is laid into pocket attached to rear board. Maps are also in excellent condition.

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Lot 7023

$30

Book Details: Histories of American slavery and slave rebellions are just one aspect of this lot of books on black or African-American history. Other volumes consider "Black Religions in the New World" (Simpson, 1978), poetry and culture, and the abolitionist movement, with a focus on Lydia Maria Child.

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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

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Lot 7024

$40

Title: The Child's Botany
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Carter & Hendee
City: Boston
Year: 1830
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 103 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 5.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in leather-backed paper-covered boards. Book shows external wear, with tears to spine and minor loss of material at outside corners. Binding is shaken. Plate between pages 38 and 39 is detached. Pages display light foxing (that becomes particularly noticeable on plates). Illustrated with frontispiece and 4 plates.

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Lot 7025

$90

Title: An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Comedian and Late Pantentee of the Theatre-Royal. With an Historical View of the Stage during His Own Time/The Character and Conduct of Cicero Considered, from the History of His Life, by the Reverend Dr. Middleton. With Occasional Essays, and Observations upon the Most Memorable Facts and Persons during That Period
Author: Colley Cibber - Colley Cibber was an English actor-manager, playwright and Poet Laureate. His colorful memoir "Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber" (1740) describes his life in a personal, anecdotal and even rambling style. He wrote 25 plays for his own company at Drury Lane, half of which were adapted from various sources, which led Robert Lowe and Alexander Pope, among others, to criticize his "miserable mutilation" of "crucified Molière [and] hapless Shakespeare". He regarded himself as first and foremost an actor and had great popular success in comical fop parts, while as a tragic actor he was persistent but much ridiculed. Cibber's brash, extroverted personality did not sit well with his contemporaries, and he was frequently accused of tasteless theatrical productions, shady business methods, and a social and political opportunism that was thought to have gained him the laureateship over far better poets. He rose to ignominious fame when he became the chief target, the head Dunce, of Alexander Pope's satirical poem "Dunciad."

Cibber's poetical work was derided in his time, and has been remembered only for being poor. His importance in British theater history rests on his being one of the first in a long line of actor-managers, on the interest of two of his comedies as documents of evolving early 18th-century taste and ideology, and on the value of his autobiography as a historical source.
Publisher: John Watts
City: London
Year: 1740/1747
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 346/279 pages
Width: 9.5" Height: 11"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This handsomely bound book combines two scarce first editions of works by Colley Cibber.

Antique volume has been rebound in three-quarter leather with five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. This well-preserved book has marbled paper-covered boards and endpapers. Binding is tight. Spotting can be seen to bottom edge of text block. A small number of pages display marginal markings and faint water markings at fore edges. Pages are otherwise clean and unmarked. Illustrated with engraved portrait frontispiece.


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Lot 7026

$20

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of antique prints, engravings, lithographs, including a print depicting mythological figures from 1766 and a full run of issues of "The Illustrated Natural History" from 1850, containing many lithographs. There is also a framed color print entitled "Hudibras," published in 1819 by T. McLean (London).

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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.

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Lot 7027

$45

Title: The Waverly Novels
Author: Sir Walter Scott - Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.

Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include "Ivanhoe," "Rob Roy," "The Lady of the Lake," "Waverley," "The Heart of Midlothian" and "The Bride of Lammermoor."
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1881-1882
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 25 Complete: No
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Illustrated Library Edition
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in brown cloth over beveled boards, with gilt lettering to spines and gilt pictorial design to center of front covers showing the author in profile. These handsome volumes are well preserved and in pleasing condition.

Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces and other plates.

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Lot 7028

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of eleven Stave Puzzles catalogs, including issues for 2000-2001, and two issues of the 25 years Millennium catalog. This lot also includes two puzzle pieces. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: These issues are well preserved and show no tears, markings or excisions.

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Lot 7029

$25

Book Details: In this lot of vintage children's books are ten large-format titles, all profusely and colorfully illustrated, and dating from the 1940s and 1950s. In addition to Disney tie-ins and classic nursery rhymes is a book from Prague (1958) that exemplifies mid-century modern design.

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Condition / Notes: These books have been used by children and show it. Please examine photos for details.

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Lot 7030

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Illustrated Guide for Modeling the Royal Yacht Fubbs, 1724 by William J. Romero - Dated 1997 by Pier Books/Dupont Communications - First EditionVolume is bound in original wrappers. Book is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated.
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Lot 7031

$15

Book Details: With one exception, animal life is the theme of this lot of books. Prominent is an excellent, vintage German language book on salt-water aquariums. Also present is a historical study of cock-fighting, a book on domesticated animals, and a study of ring tournaments (a game on horseback popular in the American South). Other books include a study of the unicorn and "Animals of Silence: Essays on Art, Nature, and Folk-tale", a work of literary theory, by Idris Parry.

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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


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