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Lot 7160

$50

Title: La Nouvelle Heloise ou Lettres de deux amants habitants d'une petite ville au pied des Alpes
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression. His political philosophy influenced the French Revolution as well as the overall development of modern political, sociological and educational thought.

His novel "Emile ou De l'education" is a treatise on the education of the whole person for citizenship. His sentimental novel "Julie, ou la nouvelle Heloise" was of importance to the development of pre-romanticism and romanticism in fiction. Rousseau's autobiographical writings-his "Les Confessions," which initiated the modern autobiography, and his "Les Reveries du promeneur solitaire"-exemplified the late 18th-century movement known as the Age of Sensibility, featuring an increasing focus on subjectivity and introspection that has characterized the modern age. His "Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inegalite parmi les hommes" are cornerstones in modern political and social thought.

Rousseau was a successful composer of music. He wrote seven operas as well as music in other forms, and he made contributions to music as a theorist.

During the period of the French Revolution, Rousseau was the most popular of the philosophes among members of the Jacobin Club. Rousseau, a Freemason, was interred as a national hero in the Panthéon in Paris, in 1794, 16 years after his death.

Publisher: Bossange, Masson et al.
City: Paris
Year: 1808
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in quarter leather with paper-covered boards. Volumes show external wear, with considerable rubbing to covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at ends of spines, along edges and at corners. Books are solidly bound. Lightly age-toned pages display foxing. Illustrated with six plates, four of which serve as frontispieces.

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 7161

$140

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Sandro Chia: Novanta spine al vento" (Edition Thaddaeus Ropac, 1989) and Paolo Rizzi's "Eugenio da Venezia" (Edizioni Galleria d'Arte Ravagnan, 1971). with artist's signed letter. 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.

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: $25.50
Lot 7162

$35

Title: Le stanze e l'orfeo ed altre poesie di Angelo Poliziano
Author: Angelo Poliziano - Angelo Ambrogini, commonly known by his nickname Poliziano, was an Italian Renaissance classical scholar and poet, one of the revivers of Humanist Latin. He used his didactic poem "Manto," written in the 1480s, as an introduction to his lectures on Virgil.
Publisher: Dalla Societa Tipografica de' Classici Italiani
City: Milan
Year: 1808
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 270 pages plus 1 page of errata
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with gilt lettering to spine label. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Endpapers and blank pages at front and rear of volume show foxing. Previous owner's bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages display sporadic light foxing. Interior is otherwise clean and bright. Illustrated with frontispiece engraving of Angelo Poliziano.

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 7163

$30

Details: This large lot of books and ephemera is too widely varied to easily classify. Some of the notable items include an author-signed children's book about St. Patrick, a slim text in Russian, dated 1911, on correct writing; the Pennsylvania Republican Party platform of 1891, the 1826 annual report of the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, the 1952 funeral program of England's King George VI, and a 1944 high school year book. Also a jar of water from the River Jordan in Israel, still in its protective shipping container and adorned with postage due stamps. There is much, much more that remains uncatalogued.

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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. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections.


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: $33.50
Lot 7164

$25

Title: The Story of the Rear Column of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition
Author: James S. Jameson
Editor: Mrs. James S. Jameson
Publisher: John W. Lovell Company
City: New York
Year: circa 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxxii/455 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped black lettering and color pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with scuffing along front spine edge, minor loss of material at corners and rubbing to rear cover. Binding is cracked at title page. Rear flyleaf has been excised. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated by C. Whymper "from the author's original sketches." Two fold-out maps at rear of volume are intact, as is fold-out facsimile letter.

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Lot 7165

$175

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on modern and contemporary American art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Larry Rivers' "Drawings and Digressions" (Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publishers, 1979), signed by the author, and a limited first edition of "John Barber: The Artist, the Man" (Haase-Mumm Publishing Company, Inc., 1981), also signed by the author.

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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.


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: $27.50
Lot 7166

$20

Title: 1939: A Novel
Author: Kay Boyle - Kay Boyle was an American writer, educator, and political activist.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1948
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 152 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "June 1961 / With all warm / wishes to Robin / Kay / The MacDowell Colony / Peterborough - N. H."

Volume is bound in reddish orange cloth , with black lettering to spine and author's facsimile signature on front cover. Book shows external wear, with chipping at head of spine and staining to rear cover and along top and fore edges of front cover. Endpapers display foxing. Very small stains are visible along top rim of pages of text block. Small stain can also be seen on fore edge of text block.

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 7167

$150

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on modern and contemporary American art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are John I. H. Baur's "The Inlander: Life and Work of Charles Burchfield, 1893-1967" (University of Delaware Press, 1982) and Richard McLanathan's "The Art of Marguerite Stix" (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1977).
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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.

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: $27.50
Lot 7168

$110

Book Details: This bookshelf lot is generous in both quantity and quality, as it features canonical works of literature, history, and philosophy in attractive, limited edition decorative bindings and slipcases. Classical works by Aristotle, Euripides, Virgil, Confucius, Aristophenes, St. Augustine, and Sophocles are prominent, as are more recent classics such as Boswell's "Life of Samuel Johnson" and the journals of Lewis & Clark.

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

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: $46.50
Lot 7169

$140
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Naval Battles, Ancient and Modern by Edward Shippen - Dated 1883 by J. C. McCurdy & Co., PublishersAntique volume is bound in full leather, with tears at ends of spine.
- History of the Navy of the United States of America by J. Fenimore Cooper - Dated 1866 by Oakley & MasonVolume is bound in full leather. Front hinge is weak. Title page and frontispiece portrait are detached.
- Farragut and Our Naval Commanders by J. T. Headley - Dated 1867 by E. B. Treat & Co., PublishersBound in full leather. Detaching upper portion of spine cover and minor loss of material and ends of spine.


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: $12.50
Lot 7170

$20

Book Details: This lot of Victorian and Edwardian era literature contains books by celebrated authors, as well as a literary curiosity. In addition to a thick, decorative volume of Tennyson's poetry, a novel by Rudyard Kipling, and "Aunt Jo's Scrap Bag" by Louis May Alcott, is "The Whole Family: A Novel by Twelve Authors." Published in 1908, famous writers of the day each contributed a chapter. William Dean Howells led off with "The Father," Henry James added "The Married Son," and Mary Wilkins Freeman submitted "The Old-Maid Aunt." The others contributors have become obscure with the passage of time.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in very good to excellent condition with shelf-wear.

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: $12.50
Lot 7171

$120

Details: This lot includes the large antique wall map shown in the corresponding image. This map is entitled, "Gillette's Map of Madison County, New York, from Actual Surveys under the Direction of J. H. French," and is dated 1859 by publisher Jno. E. French of Syracuse. This map measures approximately 63" by 60", and is attached to wooden top and bottom dowels The map features color highlighting of borders and inset tables, lithographs of engravings of landmarks and buildings, and maps of towns including DeRuyter, West Eaton, Lebanon, East Hamilton, Earlville, Eaton, Solsville, Poolville, Quality Hill, North Brookfield, Hubbard's Ville, Oneida Valley, South Brookfield, Chittenango, Canastota, Oneida, Hamilton, Morrisville, Cazenovia, Wamp'sville, Leonard's Ville, Clarksville, Stockbridge, Peterboro, Madison Village, Siloam, Bouckville, Bridgeport, Merrill's Ville, Bennet's Corners, Nelson Flats, Lakeport, Munnsville, Clockville, Perryville, New Woodstock, Erieville, Pierceville, Pratt's Hollow and Georgetown. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This map shows well with fine patina, bright border coloring and some age/wear including some scattered marks, the edges are good with the piping still attached, the bottom dowel is lacking.

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: $29.50
Lot 7172

$140

Details: This lot of silver dollars consists of four Morgan dollars, two Peace dollars, and one Eisenhower dollar. The Morgan years are 1900, 1882, 1889, and 1880. The Peace dollars are both 1922, and the Eisenhower dollar commemorates the Bicentennial in 1976.
Condition / Notes: The Morgan dollars range from Very Good to Fine. The Peace dollars are Fine, and the Eisenhower dollar is Very Fine.

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: $6.50
Lot 7173

$150

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on modern and contemporary British art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Elizabeth Rothenstein's "Stanley Spencer" (The Phaidon Press Ltd, 1945, in dust jacket) and "Richard Hamilton" (Tate Gallery, 1992). 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.

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: $22.50
Lot 7174

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

- Drammi giocosi per musica del sig. Carlo Goldoni. Tomo Sesto - Dated 1794 by Antonio Zatta e figli- Drammi giocosi per musica del sig. Carlo Goldoni. Tomo Settimo - Dated 1794 by Antonio Zatta e figli- Drammi giocosi per musica del sig. Carlo Goldoni. Tomo Ottavo - Dated 1795 by Antonio Zatta e figli

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Lot 7175

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books of children's literature shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Jack and Jill Visit the Zoo" (Whitman Publishing Co., 1942), "A Peek-A-Boo Book" by Lee Mera, "Mother Goose of Old" (Saalfield Publishing Co., 1929), linen book with bright color illustrations, and "Rhymes" (Peter G. Thomson, n.d.).

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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: $4.50
Lot 7176

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on United States and New York history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "William's Broome County and Binghamton City Directory for 1905" and Beverly Tucker's "The Partisan Leader" (Rudd & Carleton, 1861).

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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: $10.50
Lot 7177

$70

Details: This group of classic, 1950s-vintage Hummels includes "Bird Duet" (F 169, 3-3/4" tall), "Not for You" (marked 317, 1955; 5-1/2" tall), and "Farewell" (65/1, 4-1/2"). All of these are marked with the impressed signature and the words "W. Goebel W. Germany" on the bottom. Also included in this lot are two miniature (2-14") vases. Although they are identical, one is marked "Pico" and the other is marked "P. Kato." Both are stamped "Occupied Japan."
Condition / Notes: All of the Hummels are in perfect condition. One of the little vases has a small chip under its rim.

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Lot 7178

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of photographs shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the items in this collection are: a matted photo in metal frame, entitled "Crocefisso" by Italian photographer Sandro Michahelles; a color triptych by J. Chiswick, entitled "Nude Man/Nude Woman, Each with a Snake," signed and dated 1989; two Chris Sullivan still lives from 1992, one entitled "Globmaster" (signed corrected proof), the other "Inverse #2" (signed corrected proof), and a b&w photo of a public sculpture standing on a square in a German town. There are also six loose b&w photographs by signed by various Italian photographers (among them Marrianna Bertagnolli).

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Condition / Notes: All photographs are well preserved.

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Lot 7179

$25

Book Details: These collectible vintage children's books all feature dogs or cats. In addition to classics like "The Heart of a Dog" by A.P. Terhune and "The Poky Little Puppy" (in large format) is the charming "Whiskers" with its pre-Photoshop disclaimer: "Note: These unusual photographs of real kittens were made possible only by patient, unfailing kindness on the part of the photographer at all times."

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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 7180

$25

Details: Vintage and antique food and beverage, restaurant service, home entertaining and household goods are the theme of this ephemera lot. Most items are from the 1920s and '30s. Included are cookbooks (some with advertising), restaurant menus, dry goods catalogs, Stegmaier's and Gibbons beer coasters, sewing notions, and two bottles of root beer beverage base in their boxes.

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Condition / Notes: These items are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications.

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Lot 7181

$40

Title: Virgilio nel Medio Evo
Author: Domenico Comparetti - Domenico Comparetti, Italian scholar, was born at Rome.

He studied at the University of Rome La Sapienza, took his degree in 1855 in natural science and mathematics, and entered his uncle's pharmacy as assistant. His scanty leisure was, however, given to study. He learned Greek by himself, and gained facility in the modern language by conversing with the Greek students at the university. In spite of all disadvantages, he not only mastered the language, but became one of the chief classical scholars of Italy.

In 1857 he published, in the Rheinisches Museum, a translation of some recently discovered fragments of Hypereides, with a dissertation on that orator. This was followed by a notice of the annalist Granius Licinianus, and one on the oration of Hypereides on the Lamian War. In 1859 he was appointed professor of Greek at Pisa on the recommendation of the duke of Sermoneta. A few years later he was called to a similar post at Florence, remaining emeritus professor at Pisa also.

He subsequently took up his residence in Rome as lecturer on Greek antiquities and greatly interested himself in the Roman Forum excavations. He was a member of the governing bodies of the academies of Milan, Venice, Naples and Turin.

The list of his writings is long and varied. Of his works in classical literature, the best known are an edition of the Euxenippus of Hypereides, and monographs on Pindar and Sappho. He also edited the great inscription which contains a collection of the municipal laws of Gortyn in Crete, discovered on the site of the ancient city.

In the Kalewala and the Traditional Poetry of the Finns (English translation by IM Anderton, 1898) he discusses the national epic of Finland and its heroic songs, with a view to solving the problem whether an epic could be composed by the interweaving of such national songs. He comes to a negative conclusion, and applies this reasoning to the Homeric problem. He treats this question again in a treatise on the so-called Peisistratean edition of Homer (La Commissione omerica di Pisistrato, 1881).

His Researches concerning the Book of Sindibad have been translated in the Proceedings of the Folk-Lore Society. His Vergil in the Middle Ages (translated into English by EFM Benecke, 1895) traces the strange vicissitudes by which the great Augustan poet became successively grammatical fetich, Christian prophet and wizard. Together with Alessandro d'Ancona, Comparetti edited a collection of Italian national songs and stories (9 vols, Turin, 1870-1891), many of which had been collected and written down by himself for the first time.
Publisher: Bernardo Seeber, Libraio-Editore
City: Florence
Year: 1896
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spines. Books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 7182

$25

Title: The Making of the President, 1964
Author: Theodore H. White - Theodore Harold White was an American political journalist, historian, and novelist, known for his wartime reporting from China and accounts of the 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1980 presidential elections.
Publisher: Atheneum Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1965
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xi/431 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Author's signature appears on half title page.

Volume shows faint marking in upper outside corner of blank preliminary pages. Otherwise book is in excellent condition.

Intact dust jacket displaying light shelfwear is preserved in transparent plastic.

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Lot 7183

$225

Title: Ragnarok
Author: Shaw Desmond - Irish novelist and dramatist, born on January 19, 1877, who studied psychic phenomena for 25 years. He was president of the Survival League and once said that he believed it impossible for anything to stop him from surviving. He was an eloquent propagandist of Spiritualism and lectured around the world. Three of his books, Passion, Gods, and Echo, have a psychic background, while Tales of the Little Sisters of Saint Francis is based on the author's experience with fairies.Windjammer: The Book of the Horn is an account of a 7,000-mile journey, undertaken partly to study black magic.

Desmond was born in county Waterford, Ireland, January 19, 1877, and was educated by Irish monks. At the age of 15 he left school to go into business in London, but returned to Ireland to farm. In 1909 he concentrated on literature and journalism. He founded the short-lived International Institute for Psychical Research, and wrote more than 60 books, many of which have psychic themes. He died December 23, 1960.

(Courtesy of Gale Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology)
Publisher: Duckworth
City: London
Year: 1926
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 351 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: "The drama of this coming Armageddon of the Air centres round the love story of Joan Trefusis and a young Irishman, Darcy. It is painted in a series of vivid pictures pregnant with the human note and relieved by the humorous understory of Tom Battershell, the imperturbable Cockney, and Vixen Riggs, "the Illinois Terror." The pictures of the Yellow attack upon New York, the extinction of London's millions by the poison gas of red flames, and the slaughter by the black Senegalese troops of France at Richmond Bridge provide a series of unforgettable pictures which will bring home to all readers the terrible possibilities of modern scientific inventions. The author has aptly called it Ragnarok, "the Armageddon of the Gods." (text of front flap of dust jacket).
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this fictional work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "The Baroness / from / Shaw Desmond / November 1926."


Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Hinges are cracked. Endpapers and initial pages of text display foxing. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket shows light soiling and wear, with small tears at edges and diagonal closed tear measuring approximately 1.75" at upper left corner of pictorial front panel. Front cover also has scuff mark to upper half of front panel.

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Lot 7184

$90

Book Details: This attractive bookshelf lot consists largely of the classic novels of the Victorian age, although a few works from other genres and centuries are also present. Authors include Dickens, Eliot, the Brontes, Christopher Marlowe, G.B. Shaw, Melville, Dostoevsky, and Bram Stoker. All volumes are handsome limited editions in slipcases.

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Condition / Notes: These books range in condition from very good to excellent.

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 7185

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). The titles in this collection belong to the ABC series, and include the titles Little Learner's, Friends in the Field, Apple Pie, Busy Hours, Santa Claus. A number of these titles contain bright color illustrations.

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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: $4.50
Lot 7186

$40

Title: The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States. Prepared through the Co-Operation of the Commissioner of Fisheries and the Superintendent of the Tenth Census. Section III: The Fishing Grounds of North America with Forty-Nine Charts
Author: George Brown Goode
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1887
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: xviii/178 pages
Width: 9.75" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with minor markings to covers. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with (fold-out) maps and charts, as well as full-page picture plates.

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: $9.50
Lot 7187

$140

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Francois Daulte's "Frederic Bazille et les debuts de l'impressionnisme; catalogue raisonne de l'oeuvre peint" (Bibliotheque des Arts, 1992) and Dore Ashton's "Fragonard in the Universe of Painting" (Smithsonian Institute Press, 1988). 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 7188

$35

Book Details: This lot of bibliographies covers the writers Edward Gibbon, James Dickey, Frank Norris, John Addington Symonds, Djuna Barnes, Wyndham Lewis, and George Gissing. An additional volume is an "Index to Selected bibliographical Journals 1933-1970." These books date from the 1970s.
Condition / Notes: These books are in excellent, like-new condition.

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Lot 7189

$70

Book Details: The prolific writings of the 19th c. journalist Lafcadio Hearn are collected in this lot, along with a biography of him by Elizabeth Bisland. Hearn, most famous for dispatches on Japan and Japanese culture, is represented here by two copies of "Out of the East," "Japan: an Attempt at Interpretation," and "Exotics and Retrospectives." Hearn's more general considerations of literature and poetry in English are also included.

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Lot 7190

$90

Book Details: This shelf lot includes the group of books on nineteenth-century French art shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are P. Huisman's "Lautrec by Lautrec" (Viking, 1964) and Richard R. Brettell's "Pissarro and Pontoise" (Yale U. P., 1990). 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 7191

$45

Title: The Little White Bird
Author: J. M. Barrie - Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in "The Little White Bird"), then to write "Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up," a "fairy play" about this ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. This play quickly overshadowed his previous work and although he continued to write successfully, it became his best-known work, credited with popularizing the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital, which continues to benefit from them.
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
City: London
Year: 1902
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/312 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with bright gilt lettering to spine. Book shows very light shelfwear. Front hinge is cracked. Endpapers and blank pages at front and rear of volume display light foxing. Faint spotting can also be seen sporadically on page with gilt top edges. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece map of Kensington Gardens. Book is preserved in blue-cloth chemise and slipcase with gilt-lettered black leather spine.

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