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Lot 7352

$110

Details: This lot of militaria features many WWI and WII photos, many taken by soldiers and sailors in active service. Clear pictures of planes and other materiel are included. Also present is a 1945 cartoon booklet on safe flying, published by the U.S. Army Air Forces; a 1943 high school ROTC dance program, a 1918 Navy magazine, and a photograph of a WWI Canadian officer.

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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 7353

$25

Title: The Little Green Road to Fairyland
Author: Annie R. Rentoul, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
City: London
Year: 1947
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/94 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound cream-colored cloth, with black lettering to spine and title design to front cover. Book shows soiling to covers. Rear hinge is cracked. Front endpaper bears previous owners' names. Pages display very occasional smudging. Card pocket attached to rear pastedown.


Illustrated with 8 color and 8 black and white plates including color frontispiece.

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Lot 7354

$80

Title: Le plus joli des recueils, ou amusemens des dames, suivi du joujou des demoiselles
Author: Julien Offray de la Mettrie - Julien Offray de La Mettrie was a French physician and philosopher, and one of the earliest of the French materialists of the Enlightenment. He is best known for his work "L'homme machine" ("Machine man"), wherein he rejected the Cartesian dualism of mind and body, and proposed the metaphor of the human being as machine.
Publisher: uncredited
City: London
Year: 1778
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 275 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at head of spine and at lower inside corner of rear cover. Leather shows erosion at spine and adjacent areas of rear and front covers, as well as along fore edge of front cover. Edges of text block are tinted red. Rear hinge is cracked. Binding also cracked between pages 128 and 129. Crudely pasted marbled endpaper detached or detaching. Annotations in pencil can be seen on blank preliminary page. Frontispiece shows foxing and faint water markings to margins. Pages of text display scattered light foxing. A small number of pages show marginalia.

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Lot 7355

$100

Title: Old Ship Figure-Heads & Sterns with Which Are Associated Galleris, Hanging-Pieces, Catheads and Divers Other Matters That Concern the "Grace and Countenance" of Old Sailing-Ships
Author: L. G. Carr Laughton
Publisher: Halton & Truscott Smith, Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1925
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/281 pages plus 55 plates
Width: 10.25" Height: 12.75"
Book Details: Study of design and carving on English naval ships from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.
Condition / Notes: This is scarce first limited edition of this work. This is copy number 580 of 1,500.

Antique volume is bound in dark blue cloth over beveled boards, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Circular gilt pictorial design representing figurehead adorns front cover. Book shows mild light wear. Front hinge is cracking. Previous owner's name appears stamped in upper right corner of front flyleaf. Pages display varying degrees of foxing to margins. Illustrated with in-text drawings and 55 plates, of which 7 are tipped-in color plates.

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Lot 7356

$550

Details: This lot includes the antique hand-colored engraved wall map shown in the corresponding image. This map is entitled, "Ornamental Map of the United States & Mexico," and is dated 1848, published by Ensign, Thayer and Company of New York and Buffalo. Credited with the map's creation are Bowle and Ward of Boston. This map measures approximately 21.5" by 30", and is attached to wooden top and bottom dowels. The map features color highlighting of borders, engraved scenes, bordering and inset content including: portraits of generals Taylor and Scott, flanking Washington across the top; a "Panoramic View from New York to the Pacific Ocean by the Contemplated Oregon Railroad"; two side tables which include statistics and historical information for the 32 states; and across the bottom are vignettes showing images and histories of the "Great Temple Dedicated to the Sun, Destroyed by Cortez in 1521" and "The Halls of the Montezumas," which flank an engraved scene entitled "An American Exhibiting to the Sovereigns of Europe the Progress of His Country." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This map shows beautifully with fine patina and some age/wear including edgewear and some finish loss at creases. Both dowels are securely attached.

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Lot 7357

$30

Book Details: This lot consists of ten, limited edition copies of an interesting, long-forgotten literary curiosity. This booklet reprints "The Fire-Fiend," a mid-19th c. poem written in imitation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," and originally purported to be by him. Poe's poem is also reprinted for comparison. A foreword recounts the history of "The Fire-Fiend" hoax, and the real author -- one Charles D. Gardette -- explains it in an afterword. Illustrations are provided by five artists of different eras and styles. Each of the ten booklets is individually numbered.

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Condition / Notes: These booklets are in new condition.

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Lot 7358

$10

Title: Gabare du roi: Le Gros Ventre. Designed by Jean-Joseph Ginoux, Produced in Bayonne by Leon Michel Guignace, 1766-1779
Author: Gerard Delacroix
Translor: Gilles Korent, Marie-France Saconie, Pierre de Granvillier
Publisher: Editions A.N.C.R.E.
City: Nice
Year: 2003
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 13"
Book Details: Monograph giving comprehensive examination of the "gabare," a transport vessel used by the French Navy to supply the dockyards, squadrons at sea and the colonies. Aptly named, "le gros ventre" (the large belly), she was abandoned after the Kerguelen expedition in 1772 and sailing alone under the command of M.de St. Allouam; she went on the discover the west coast of Australia in March of 1772.. Her drafts are preserved in Vincennes at the Service Historique de la Marine.
Condition / Notes: Monograph in perfect binding and 34 folded plans are contained in a cloth-covered clamshell binder with jacket. Illustrated monograph has 135 pages.

Text, plans, binder and jacket are all in excellent condition.


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Lot 7359

$35

Title: Venetian Ships and Shipbuilders of the Renaissance
Author: Frederic Chapin Lane - Frederic C. Lane was a historian who specialized in Medieval history with a particular emphasis on the Italian city and region of Venice.
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press
City: Baltimore
Year: 1934
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 285 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this scholarly study. Author's signature appears at end of preface.


Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and emblem of Johns Hopkins University on front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening of spine and edges of covers. Binding is sound. Previous owner's name in ink and light pencil annotations can be seen on front flyleaf. Pages are clean and bright. Contains numerous in-text illustrations.

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Lot 7360

$25

Title: Maritime Notes and Queries: A Record fo Shipping Law and Usage, in respect to Charter-Parties, Lay-Days and Demurrage, Bills of Lading, Delivery of Cargo, Afloat Clause, Short Delivery, Stowage, Timber Trade, Pilotage, Wages, Co-Ownership, Brokerage and Commission, Masters and Mates, Marine Insurance, Admiralty Court Jurisdiction, &c., &c. A Book of Reference for Shipowners, Shipbrokers, Charterers, and Consignors, and Shipmasters' Complete Guide. Vol. I
Author:
Publisher: Published by the author
City: London
Year: 1873
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: viii/228 pages plus 8 pages of text of Merchant Shipping Acts Amendment Act, 1873
Width: 8" Height: 10.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with extensive moisture markings to covers and minor loss of material at outside corners. Front hinge is cracked. Light marginal foxing can be seen at front and rear of interior. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

Text appears in double columns.

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Lot 7361

$20

Title: Naval Strategy: Compared and Contrasted with the Principles and Practice of Military Operations on Land. Lectures Delivered at U. S. Naval War College, Newport, R. I., between the Years 1887 and 1911
Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan - Alfred Thayer Mahan was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century." His concept of "sea power" was based on the idea that countries with greater naval power will have greater worldwide impact; it was most famously presented in The "Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783" (1890). The concept had an enormous influence in shaping the strategic thought of navies across the world, especially in the United States, Germany, Japan and Britain, ultimately causing a European naval arms race in the 1890s, which included the United States. His ideas still permeate the U.S. Navy Doctrine.

Several ships have been named USS Mahan, including the lead vessel of a class of destroyers.
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Company
City: London
Year: 1911
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxii/474 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.25"
Book Details: First English edition.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with well-preserved (fold-out) maps.

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Lot 7362

$70

Book Details: This large collection of vintage books on poetry consists of references to its poetic history, theory, and practice, with a few volumes on individual poets thrown in for good measure. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.


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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $48.50
Lot 7363

$60

Book Details: This wonderful, large collection of books on American history ranges from the broadest outlines to the fascinatingly specific (such as, "The Amazing Madame Jumel," or "U.S. Policy Toward Egypt, 1830-1914"). Many of the books deal with women in American history, sometimes in particular places such as Virginia or the Pacific Northwest. Other books deal with individuals or with narrower topics, e.g. W.E.B. Dubois, Japanese-American or African-American heritage.

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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


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $48.50
Lot 7364

$70

Title: Sicilian Studies
Author: Alexander Nelson Hood - Arthur Wellington Alexander Nelson Hood, 2nd Viscount Bridport, 5th Duke of Bronté was a British Army officer and nobleman.


Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1915
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 319 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on half title page reads " To Bob Garland this copy / of a book which owes its / appearance principally by his / suggestion is offered with the / kindest regards of the writer / Alexander Nelson Hood / September 1915."


Antique volume is bound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening of spine and very minor loss at outside corners. Binding is cracked at rear hinge. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 7365

$40

Book Details: Canonical poetry of the Victorian era is the hallmark of this lot of books, with works by Tennyson, Longfellow, and Whittier. These volumes are first or other early printings.

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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 7366

$200

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on modern and contemporary art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Varujan Boghosian: A Retrospective" (Hood Museum of Art, 1989) by Robert M. Doty and "George Segal" (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1975). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
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 7367

$45

Title: Naval Powers and Their Policy with Tabular Statements of British and Foreign Ironclad Navies: Giving Dimensions, Armour, Details of Armament, Engines, Speed , and Other Particulars
Author: John C. Paget
Publisher: Longman and Co.
City: London
Year: 1876
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiii/183 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to foot of spine and minor loss of material at outside corners and ends of spine. Hinges are cracked. Endpapers display annotations in ink along top margins. Institutional stamp appears at center of title page and in top margins of a small number of pages. Pages show occasional light foxing. Very small amount of marginalia can also be seen.

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Lot 7368

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed first editions/printings shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Tree of Knowledge" (Eden Press, 1985) by Louis A. Gottschalk, and a first printing of "Embroideries" (Pantheon Books, 2005) by Marjane Satrapi.

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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 7369

$30

Title: Themata de natura logicae, ducente & docente Deo. Opt. Max. in incluto Gymnasio Hallensi, Praesidente M. Christiano Gueinzio. J. U. C. Rectore, publice examinanda atq. venti. landa, proponente Georgio Eberhardo Schrie nero Hallense Saxone, Ad diem 19. hora I. in Auditorio primo excutientur. Cecero I. de Nat. Deor. Non tam autritatis in dispuntando, quam rationum momenta quarenda sunt
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Peter Faber
City: Halle, Germany
Year: 1629
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 10 unnumbered pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique booklet is sewn bound in original printed wrappers. Volume shows little external wear. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 7370

$55
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783 by Alfred Thayer Mahan - Dated 1896 by Little, Brown, and CompanyWell-preserved antique volume is in similar fine binding as the two-volume set in this lot.
- The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain by Alfred Thayer Mahan - Dated 1897 by Little, Brown, and Company - First Edition Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes Antique volumes are bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards and ornamental spines. Front board of first volume is detached. Interiors are clean and bright.


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Lot 7371

$100

Book Details: This handsome shelf of books is predominantly composed of nineteenth century novels, although a few works from other centuries are present. Authors include Trollope, Thackeray, Zola, Conrad, Browning, Hardy, Wilde, Flaubert, and Dumas, among many others. All volumes are decorative limited editions in slipcases.

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Condition / Notes: Condition of these books ranges from very good to excellent.

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Lot 7372

$70

Details: This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material consists of thank you cards from Ted Kennedy, Rose Kennedy, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Kiki Tsangas, and Henry Kissinger. There are also a first printing of "The Almanac of Poor Richard Nixon (The World Publishing Company, 1968), ten stamp sets of "Presidents of the United States" (1986), and a number of Goldwater 1964 bumper stickers.

Condition / Notes: Due to the high volume of books and other interesting items on paper we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.

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Lot 7373

$10

Title: Fly with Me to India
Author: Dorothy Clarke Wilson - Dorothy Clarke Wilson was an American author and playwright.

Dorothy Clarke was born in Gardiner, Maine in 1904. She attended Bates College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1925 and married classmate, Elwin L. Wilson. After Elwin attended Seminary, they returned to Maine and were both engaged in various Methodist activities.

Clarke's first play that she sold was written for a church. Her best known book was, "Prince of Egypt," which won the Westminster prize for the best religious book the year it was published and was also one of the sources for the film "The Ten Commandments" (1956 film). Clarke was not a fan of the movie and used the term 'flimflammery' to describe the scene in which Moses parted the Red Sea. Wilson is also well known for her biographies about women such as Dorothea Dix and Elizabeth Blackwell as well as Dolley Madison and Martha Washington.
Publisher: Albingdon Press
City: New York
Year: 1954
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition. Inscription on the front flyleaf reads "For All and Belle (illegible last name) / with thanks for a most / stimulating friendship - / Dorothy Clarke Wilson."

Volume is bound in brown cloth, with black lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and bright. Contains numerous in-text illustrations.

Intact dust jacket has small tears to edges.

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Lot 7374

$15

Title: The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana: Love Precepts of the Brahmans with a Preface and Introduction. A Complete and Unexpurgated Edition of This Celebrated Hindu Treatise of Love
Author: Vatsyayana
Publisher: Editions La Fontaine d'Or
City: Paris
Year: 1952
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 224 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 9"
Book Details: The "Kama Sutra" is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vatsyayana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse. It is largely in prose, with many inserted anustubh poetry verses. "Kama" which is one of the three goals of Hindu life, means sensual or sexual pleasure, and "sutra" literally means a thread or line that holds things together, and more metaphorically refers to an aphorism (or line, rule, formula), or a collection of such aphorisms in the form of a manual. Contrary to popular perception, especially in the western world, Kama sutra is not just an exclusive sex manual; it presents itself as a guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life and other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of human life.
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is one of one thousand copies.

Volume is bound in original printed wrappers. Book shows very light soiling. Binding is firm. Lower edges of preliminary and initial pages of text display very faint water markings. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 7375

$15

Details: Two handsome 1903 railroad stock certificates headline this lot. They are accompanied by a pad of four 1870s liquor tax receipts, and three tiny coins from the first years of the Christian era. These are the coins the Bible refers to as "the widow's mites."
Condition / Notes: The paper ephemera is in excellent condition. The widow's mites are protected by a hard plastic case, and are very worn.

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Lot 7376

$15

Book Details: These books were published in the 1920s by the American-Scandinavian Foundation "...in the belief..[that they] will help Americans to a better understanding of Scandinavians...." Consisting of five volumes by or about the mid-19th century writer Frederika Bremer, the books include novels and Miss Bremer's non-fiction, immigrant impressions of the America of her day, covering "...a wide range of reading matter. Here was a conversation with Emerson, there a criticism of a girls' school; here was an account of a negro camp-meeting, and there of a Norwegian settlement in Wisconsin. Amos Bronson Alcott was being advised to drink milk instead of water to make his Transcendentalism less foggy, or the author was watching the women smoke on a Mississippi boat. A description of an Indian chief led to a comparison of his wigwam with the Laplander's hut or of the heathen Chippewas with the Christianized Choctaws...."
Condition / Notes: These books are in very good or excellent condition.

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Lot 7377

$120

Title: Premier voyage de F. Le Vaillant, dans l'interieur de l'Afrique, par le Cap de Bonne-Esperance, avec une table generale des matieres servant aux deux Voyages places a la fin du second, et ne correspondant qu'aux editions de MM. Didot le jeune et Crapelet. Nouvelle Edition, revue, corrigee et augmentee par l'auteur, d'un nouveau chapitre, en 1798
Author: Francois Le Vaillant - Francois Levaillant or Le Vaillant was a French author, explorer, naturalist, zoological collector, and noted ornithologist.

Francois Le Vaillant was born in Paramaribo, the capital of Dutch Guiana (Surinam), the son of the French consul. When his father returned to Europe, in 1763, he studied natural history at Metz. He was sent by the Dutch East India Company to the Cape Province of South Africa in 1781, and collected specimens there until 1784. He made three journeys, one around Cape Town and Saldanha Bay, one eastwards from the Cape and the third north of the Orange River and into Great Namaqualand.

On his return he published "Voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique" (1790, 2 vols.), and "Second voyage dans l'interieur de l'Afrique" (1796, 3 vols.), both of which were translated into several languages. He also published "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique" (1796-1808, 6 vols.) with drawings by Jacques Barraband, "Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis" (1801-06), "Histoire naturelle des cotingas et des todiers" (1804) and "Histoire naturelle des calaos" (1804). Levaillant's illustrations often influenced scientific names given by, among others, Vieillot, Stephens and Wilkes.

Over 2,000 bird skins were sent to Jacob Temminck, who had financed the expedition, and these were later studied by his son Coenraad Jacob Temminck and included in the collection of the museum at Leiden. Other specimens were kept in the cabinet of Joan Raye, heer van Breukelerwaert. This collection was bought by the Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie in the late 1820s, which is now the Naturalis in Leiden.

Le Vaillant died in poverty in La Noue, near Sezanne (Marne).
Publisher: Desray
City: Paris
Year: 1819
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Well-preserved antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered spine labels. Books show external wear, with scuffing at edges of boards and minor loss of material at tips of outside corners. Volumes are soundly bound. Endpapers display darkening along edges. Very occasional light foxing appears on pages.

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Lot 7378

$25

Title: The Rose Cross Order Acknowledges Allegiance to the Grand Council of the Supreme Grand Temple of the Rosy Cross in America as the Sovereign Source of Roscrucian Art and the Sovereign Body of the Rosicrucian Brotherhood
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The House of S. S.
City: Salem, Massachusetts
Year: 1920
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 210 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with gilt emblem to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with chipping to ends of spine. Rear edge of spine displays narrow cracking to upper portion. Binding is firm. Bookplate is visible on front pastedown. Previous owner's name is written in top margin of front flyleaf. "Philosophy of Fire by Reuben Swinborne Clymer" appears on over title on title page. Pages are clean and without markings. Apparent printer's error has text beginning on page 8.

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Lot 7379

$30

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Casarini, 1950-1960" (Electa Editrice, 1961), inscribed and signed by artist, and Vittorio Sgarbi's "Carlo Mattioli: An Anthology, 1939-1986" (Il Bulino Art Publishers, 1987, in cardboard slipcase). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
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 7380

$20

Title: Nelson's Letters from the Leeward Island and Other Original Documents in the Public Record Office and The British Museum
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Geoffrey Rawson
Publisher: The Golden Cockerel Press
City: London
Year: 1953
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 73 pages
Width: 8" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work. This is copy number 121 of 300.

Volume is bound in red, white and blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt pictorial design on front cover. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and bumped head of spine. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with wood-engraved frontispiece, title vignette, head-pieces, and map.

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Lot 7381

$175

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Andreas Franzke's "Jean Dubuffet: petites statues de la vie precaise/Kleine Statuen des unsicheren Lebens" (Verlag Gachnang & Springer, 1987, in cardboard slipcase) and Germano Celant's "Witkin" (Scalo, 1995).

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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 7382

$150

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on modern and contemporary German art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are the exhibition catalogue Kiro Urdin" (Gallery One, 1990), signed by artist on front pastedown and with ephemera laid in, Dietmar J. Ponert's "Willi Baumeister: Werkverzeichnis der Zeichnungen, Gouachen und Collagen" (DuMont Buchverlag, 1988, in cardboard slipcase), Hans Kiessling's "Maler der Munchner Kunstszene, 1955-1982: Eine Dokumentation von 88 Malern mit 440 Bildtafeln und Kurzbiographien" (EOS Verlag, 1982), and "Hans Scharer: Oeuvres/Werke, 1980-1990" (Edition Galerie Anton Maier, 1991).

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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 7383

$150

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on modern and contemporary art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Dieter Honisch's "Mack Sculptures, 1953-1986" (Econ Verlag, 1987, in slipcase) and "Bill Mack" (Maresa Editions, 1989).

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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 7384

$40

Title: High Jinx
Author: Abby Westlake, Donald Westlake
Publisher: Dennis McMillan Publications
City: Miami Beach, Florida
Year: 1987
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Perfect Binding
Pagination: 121 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Book Details: Group of murder mysteries set in upstate New York at Mohonk Mountain House.

Condition / Notes: This is a rare first edition of this work signed by noted illustrator Edward Gorey, who illustrated the front cover of this book. Signature appears on verso of front cover, in the lower left corner.

Volume is bound in original stiff wrappers. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with b&w photos. Rear cover art by Joe Servello.

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Lot 7385

$45

Details: Two vintage, original baseball programs comprise this lot. One is for the 1944 Boston Braves (16 pp.), and the other is from the 1953 New York Giants (24 pp.).

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Condition / Notes: Both of these programs are in excellent condition. The Braves' scorecard has been filled in, except for the ninth inning.

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Lot 7386

$25

Book Details: Most of the books in this lot concern medieval illuminated manuscripts, and are written in German or French. Two exceptions are "Treasures from the Pierpont Morgan Library (Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition, 1957), and "William Blake's Illuminated Books."

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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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