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Lot 1001

$120

Title: In the Lena Delta. A Narrative of the Search for Lieut.-Commander DeLong and his Companions Followed by an Account of the Greely Relief Expedition and a Proposed Method of Reaching the North Pole
Author: George W. Melville - Rear Admiral George Wallace Melville, USN was an engineer, Arctic explorer and author. As chief of the Bureau of Steam Engineering, he headed a time of great expansion, technological progress and change, often in defiance of the conservative element of the Navy hierarchy. He superintended the design of 120 ships and introduced the water-tube boiler, the triple-screw propulsion system, vertical engines, the floating repair ship, and the "distilling ship." Appointed Engineer in Chief of the Navy, Melville reformed the service entirely, putting Navy engineers on a professional rather than an artisan footing.

Melville also established the Engineering Experiment Station (EES) near the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. As Engineer-in-Chief of the Navy, he fought hard to get an appropriation of $400,000 for an experiment and testing laboratory to be located at Annapolis. He argued that such a facility would be a dependable means for testing machinery and equipment before its installation in Navy ships and aid training engineering officers. Both, he surmised, would increase the efficiency of the Navy. When the Navy offered to have this facility named after him, Melville refused with characteristic modesty.

Melville made his first trip to the Arctic in 1873, when he volunteered to help rescue 19 survivors of the Polaris expedition. Six years later, he volunteered to accompany Lieutenant Commander George W. DeLong on board the USS Jeannette to the Bering Strait in search of a quick way to the North Pole. Jeannette became icebound and was eventually crushed; Melville, the 10 others in his small boat, and two from DeLong's boat, were the only survivors. Despite the extreme length and hardships of the trip, he returned in search of DeLong and others who might possibly still be alive. He found none but retrieved all records of the expedition. The United States Congress awarded Melville the Congressional Gold Medal for his gallantry and resourcefulness; the Navy advanced him 15 numbers on the promotion list. He wrote of the DeLong expedition in his book, "In the Lena Delta," published in 1884. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.
City: London
Year: 1885
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 497 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather with gilt ruling and decoration. The exterior displays fading to the spine, vertical cracking along spine edges, and minor rubbing at extremities. The hinges are cracked. The volume is adorned with dentelles, marbled endpapers, and marbled page edges. The interior is clean and bright, illustrated with numerous plates and fold-out maps. This volume contains an index and appendix.
Lot 1002

$400

Title: Q. Horati Flacci emblemata. Imaginibus in as incisis, Notis'que illustrata, Studio Othonis Vaeni Batauolugdunensis.
Author: Otto van Veen - Otto van Veen, also known by his Latinized name Otto Venius or Octavius Vaenius, (c.1556 – 6 May 1629) was a painter, draughtsman, and humanist active primarily in Antwerp and Brussels in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. He is known for running a large studio in Antwerp, producing several emblem books, and for being, from 1594 or 1595 until 1598, Peter Paul Rubens's teacher. His role as a classically educated humanist artist (a pictor doctus), reflected in the Latin name by which he is often known, Octavius Vaenius, was influential on the young Rubens, who would take on that role himself. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Ex Officina Hieronymi Verdussen
City: Antwerp
Year: 1607
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 253 pages
Width: 8.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: The text is compiled from Horace and other classical sources; the emblems after van Veen combine Netherlandish traditions with Southern German and Italian mannerist currents. Van Veen settled in Antwerp in 1585, with Peter Paul Rubens as his pupil from 1596 to 1600.

Landwehr Dutch 240, Low Countries 678, 817; cf. Praz p. 523 for the Dutch/French edition. Foljambe Collection of Books--4/30/2008
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in contemporary leather. The covers are lightly to moderately bowed and soiled. There is stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is minor worming to the gutters, affecting the preliminary and terminal leaves. The binding is solid.

The pages show mild age toning and scattered light marginal spotting/foxing. B1 (page 9/10) is lacking, and the Z2 and Z3 rectos are blank (pages 177 and 179), without engraved illustrations. The work is profusely illustrated with atitle page vignette of Horace and 100 (of 103) full-page engraved plates by C. Boel, C. Galle, and P. de Jode after Van Veen. There are verses in Latin, French, and Dutch on the verso of each preceding plate.

Provenance: A. de Lavergne (morocco book label).

This volume has been collated. 100 plates confirmed. There is a gap in pagination between pg 8 and pg 11. Page 177 (Z) is intact and printed, pg. 179 (Z2) is blank, pg. 181 (Z3) is intact and printed, and pg. 183 (No “Z” designation) is blank.
Lot 1003

$130

Title: The Royal Natural History
Author: Richard Lydekker - Richard Lydekker was an English naturalist, geologist and writer of numerous books on natural history.
Publisher: Frederick Warne & Co.
City: London
Year: 1893-1894
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 6 Full Set: Yes
Width: 8" Height: 10"
Book Details: A production from the late Victorian Era.

Volumes I & II: Mammals
Volume III: Mammals & Birds
Volume IV: Birds
Volume V: Reptiles, Fishes, etc.
Volume VI: Invertebrates
Condition / Notes: This is the complete set of this work in six volumes. Each antique book is bound in brown cloth with black and gilt lettering, ornamentation, and an animal illustration. There is some light wear and discoloration to the exteriors, concentrated at the edges. The bindings are solid. The books have patterned endpapers. Each volume contains a tissue-guarded chromolithograph frontispiece. The pages are generally clean with occasional light marginal smudging/spotting. The work is lavishly illustrated with sixty-six chromolithograph plates, and 1600 engraved illustrations, both full-page and in the text.
Lot 1004

$100

Title: The Mirror. A Periodical Paper, Published at Edinburgh in the Years 1779 and 1780.
Author: Henry Mackenzie - Henry Mackenzie FRSE was a Scottish lawyer, novelist and writer. He was also known by the sobriquet "Addison of the North." Though largely remembered as an author his principal income came from his numerous legal roles, ending in (1804-1831) his post as Comptroller of Taxes for Scotland, a well-paid role which allowed him to indulge his interest in writing. MacKenzie was the editor and chief contributor to "The Mirror." (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Printed for W. Creech; and W. Strahan, and T. Cadell
City: Edinburgh / London
Year: 1781
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Pagination: 296 / 351 / 346 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique set is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spines and covers. The books show light external wear. The bindings are solid. The armorial bookplates of William Clark, Esq. are affixed to the front pastedowns. The pages show very mild age toning and occasional light marginal smudging/spotting.
Lot 1005

$130

Title: Sketches of Lower Canada, Historical and Descriptive; with the Author's Recollections of the Soil, and Aspect; the Morals, Habits, and Religious Institutions of that Isolated Country; During a Tour to Quebec, in the Month of July, 1817
Author: Joseph Sansom
Publisher: Printed for Kirk & Mercein
City: New York
Year: 1817
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 301/xvi pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume is bound in full leather, with faded gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. The volume displays external wear, with vertical cracking to the spine edges, some scuffing to the covers and spine, and chipping to the head of the spine. The binding is cracked at the hinges, and the text block is toned. Creasing and foxing are visible to the endpapers, with moisture markings and remnants of an attachment also appearing on the rear endpaper. A library blind stamp and two small ink notations are present to the verso of the title page and the dedication page. Scattered foxing continues through the interior, page 115 displays a chip in the fore edge, and a second library blind stamp appears on page 100. A frontispiece view of Quebec is present, with some toning. This volume contains an appendix.
Lot 1006

$200

Title: Sketches of Turkey in 1831 and 1832
Author: James Ellsworth De Kay - James Ellsworth De Kay (alternatively spelled DeKay or Dekay) was an American zoologist.

He was born in Lisbon in 1792. When he was two years old, his family moved to New York; both his parents died while he was still quite young. He attended Yale from 1807 to 1812, but did not complete a degree. Later, he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, receiving his M.D. in 1819.

After his return to the United States, he married Janet Eckford, a daughter of Henry Eckford, a ship builder. He then traveled with his father-in-law to Turkey as a ship's physician, and published a book, "Sketches of Turkey in 1831 and 1832," about these travels. He was intrusted by Eckford with negotiations with Brazil and other South American powers, relative to the ships of war that had been ordered by the latter.

In 1833 his brother, George Coleman De Kay, married the only daughter of the poet Joseph Rodman Drake, and De Kay became familiar with Drake, Fitz-Greene Halleck, William Cullen Bryant, and other men of literature and science.

De Kay returned to Oyster Bay, New York, giving up medicine for the study of natural history. On the outbreak of cholera in New York City, De Kay hastened to give his services to the afflicted, although the practice of his profession was repugnant to him. He became involved with the Geological Survey of New York initiated in 1835. As a result, he published the multi-volume "Zoology of New York State, or; The New-York Fauna" printed by George Endicott over the years 1844–1849. This work was illustrated by the British born American painter John William Hill. De Kay died at Oyster Bay in 1851.
Publisher: J. & J. Harper
City: New York
Year: 1833
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 527 pages
Width: 6" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: This is a rare first edition of this work of travel literature. The author writes in the introduction "In the following pages I have attempted to preserve a record of my own impressions without reference to the descriptions of many preceding tourists, who seem to have taken a marvellous pleasure in exaggerating the vices and suppressing the good points of the Turkish character. It will be found that in my estimate of the Turks I coincide with a revered traveller, who asserts that "There is no people without the pale of Christianity who are better disposed towards its most essential precepts.""

De Kay offers observations on a broad range of subjects including a great number of aspects of daily life in Constantinople, Turkish customs and history, and those of neighboring peoples such as the Greeks and Armenians.From the consignor's notes: The author was an American zoologist who traveled to Turkey with his father-in-law in 1831 and 1832. In this work, he records his observations of daily life in Constantinople, of Turkish customs and history, as well as those of neighboring peoples, including the Armenians and Greeks.
Condition / Notes: This antique first edition has been re-backed. The work is bound in brown cloth with leatherette backstrip. The original spine cover, which was significantly chipped, has been affixed to the leather backstrip. The covers display rubbing at the corner and moderate soiling. The binding is firm, with cloth-reinforced hinges. A previous owner's signature is present to the rear paste-down, and the endpapers are significantly foxed. The front flyleaf shows loss at the bottom corner. The original owner wrote the author's name in Arabic on the title page, under the line "By an American." Foxing appears throughout, with a few spots of moisture markings. This work is adorned with textual occasional illustrations, and includes an index.
Lot 1007

$55

Title: The Maritime Provinces: A Handbook for Travellers. A Guide to the Chief Cities, Coasts, and Islands of the Maritime Provinces of Canada, and to Their Scenery and Historic Attractions; with the Gulf and River of St. Lawrence to Quebec and Montreal; Also, Newfoundland and the Labrador Coast
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1875
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 336/24 pages of advertisements
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details: From the preface: "The chief object of the Handbook to the Maritime Provinces is to supply the place of a guide in a land where professional guides cannot be found, and to assist the traveller in gaining the greatest possible amount of pleasure and information while passing through the most interesting portions of Eastern British America."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in flexible boards, with pebbled red cloth, blind-stamped borders, and gilt lettering to the front cover and spine. The volume shows moderate external wear, with light soiling and rubbing. The hinges of this volume are cracked, and the text block displays mild toning and foxing to the outer edge. The endpapers, printed with advertisements, are toned, and no front flyleaf is present. The interior is clean and bright, illustrated with four maps, one of which is a double-page plate, and the other three of which fold out. The maps are generally well-preserved, with some showing mild toning, and some showing small tears at the creases. 24 pages of advertisements, some of them illustrated, are present at the rear of the volume.
Lot 1008

$550

Title: Notes on a Journey in America, from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois. With Proposals for the Establishment of a Colony of English.
Author: Morris Birkbeck - Morris Birkbeck (January 23, 1764 – June 4, 1825) was an English agricultural innovator, author/publicist, anti-slavery campaigner and early 19th-century pioneer in southern Illinois, in the United States. With George Flower he founded the English Settlement and the town of Albion, Illinois, and served briefly as the Secretary of State of Illinois. [Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Published by Caleb Richardson
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1817
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 189 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.25"
Book Details: This is Birkbeck's controversial work, an important influence in pointing emigrants to the west and establishing America as the land of plenty, triggering a new battlefield for the contest of the image of the United States. To Birkbeck the American west "was a place to escape the dead weight of European history."
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this title, published in Philadelphia. The antique volume is bound in full leather with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light external age/wear and internal weakness to the hinges. The text block is solid. The pages show light to moderate age toning and foxing.

This volume has been collated, and is complete.
Lot 1009

$90

Title: The Open Polar Sea: Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery towards the North Pole, in the Schooner "United States."
Author: Isaac Israel Hayes - Isaac Israel Hayes (March 5, 1832 – December 17, 1881) was an Arctic explorer, physician and politician.
Publisher: Published by Hurd and Houghton
City: New York
Year: 1867
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxiv/454 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details: From the preface:

I have attempted little more than a personal narrative, endeavoring to select from my abundant notes such scenes and incidents of adventure as seemed to me . . . not merely the history of our voyage, but a general view of the Arctic regions.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in the publisher's green pebbled cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering/ornamentation on the spine and a stamped gilt wolf device on the front cover. There is light shelf wear to the exterior, concentrated at the edges. The rear hinge is cracked. The frontispiece portrait depicts the author. There is a ship vignette on the title page. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting. The work is profusely illustrated with plates and color maps.
Lot 1010

$325

Details: This signed print from Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal Award Classic Where the Wild Things Are was manufactured in 1971 as part of a series of 19 images selected from eight different titles by Mr. Sendak and newly rephotographed from the original artwork at the Sendak Archives, Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, to allow friends and collectors the opportunity to acquire top-grade reproductions to hang on their walls without having to mutilate any of this books.

These prints were originally issued unsigned, but a select few were autographed by Sendak for friends and occasionally for concessionary sale; this particular print was signed in ink, lower right, for Sendak's agent, from whom the print comes to us.

This print is entitled The Morning After and measures approx. 11"x24".

Maurice Bernard Sendak (1928-2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963. Born to Jewish-Polish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Besides Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak also wrote works such as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, and illustrated many works by other authors including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik.

Please attend our live sale to examine this and many other rare and collectible Sendak items in person.
Condition / Notes: This print shows beautifully with very minimal signs of age or handling.
Lot 1011

$650

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique volume containing four titles. These titles are as follows:

"An Enquiry How Far the Punishment of Death is Necessary in Pennsylvania," by William Bradford (Philadelphia: Printed by T. Dobson, 1793), 108 pages, Evans 25225.

"The Speech of Mr. Ames, in the House of Representatives of the United States, When in Committee of the Whole, on Thursday, April 28, 1796, in Support of the Following Motion: Resolved, that it is Expedient to Pass the Laws Necessary to Carry into Effect the Treaty Lately Concluded Between the United States and the King of Great-Britain" (Philadelphia: Printed by John Fenno, 1796), 59 pages, Evans 29985.

"A Serious Address to the Youth of Both Sexes in Philadelphia, Upon the Worth of the Soul. Delivered in the University-Hall, to a Crowded Audience of Young People, May 20, 1785" by Elhanan Winchester, no publisher listed, 4 pages.

"An Apology for the Bible, in a Series of Letters, Addressed to Thomas Paine, Author of a Book Entitled 'The Age of Reason, Part the Second, Being an Investigation of True and of Fabulous Theology'" by R. Watson (Philadelphia: Printed by James Carey, 1796), 80 pages, Evans 31571.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in full leather, with significant rubbing and scuffing to the boards and spine, and a bump to the fore edge. The hinges are cracked, and the text block is significantly cracked between the last page of "The Speech of Mr. Ames" and the first page of "A Serious Address." The endpapers are toned, and display a previous owner's signature on the front flyleaf and ink annotation on the rear paste-down. Toning, foxing, and occasional moisture markings appear throughout the interior. The first page of "A Serious Address" shows a large tear at the bottom edge. A fold-out table is present at the end of "An Enquiry How Far the Punishment of Death is Necessary," charting the statistics of capital crimes in the late eighteenth century.
Lot 1012

$40

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique poetry books shown in the corresponding images.

Among the titles in this lot are a scarce limited edition copy of "Arcade Ambo," being copy number 49 out of 200; "Song of the River"; and "Poems of Peace and War."

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including foxing, moisture markings, detaching/detached boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing.
Lot 1013

$25

Title: Songs of the Wilderness: Being a Collection of Poems, Written in Some Different Parts of the Territory of the Hudson's Bay Company, and in the Wilds of Canada, on the Route to That Territory, in the Spring and Summer of 1844
Author: George Mountain - George Jehoshaphat Mountain was a British-Canadian Anglican bishop (3rd Anglican Bishop of Quebec), the first Principal of McGill College from 1824 to 1835, and the founder of Bishop's University.
Publisher: Francis & John Rivington
City: London
Year: 1846
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 153 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7"
Book Details: The endpaper of this volume displays two penciled bibliographical citations: TPL 2791, SABIN C51187
Condition / Notes: This antique volume, in brown cloth, with blind-stamped decoration to the covers and spine and gilt lettering to the spine, has a separating front board. The volume displays vertical cracking and a small horizontal crack to the spine cover, and bumping to the corners and spine extremities. A previous owner's signature is present to the front flyleaf, and scattered foxing can be found on the endpapers. A list of errata is present at the start of the text. Scattered small ink annotations appear in the text, noting printing errors. The work is illustrated with four tissue-guarded plates, one of which is the frontispiece.
Lot 1014

$90

Title: Sixth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1884-'85
Author: J. W. Powell - John Wesley Powell (March 24, 1834 – September 23, 1902) was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, including the first known passage by Europeans through the Grand Canyon.

Powell served as second director of the U.S. Geological Survey (1881–1894) and proposed, for development of the arid West, policies that were prescient for his accurate evaluation of conditions. He became the first director of the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution during his service as director of the U.S. Geological Survey, where he supported linguistic and sociological research and publications.

[Information courtesy Wikipedia.]
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D. C.
Year: 1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 675
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has a separating front board and cracked rear hinge. The volume is in brown cloth, with gilt pictorial design to the front cover and gilt lettering and pictorial design to the spine. The volume displays external wear, with rubbing, bumping to corners and spine extremities, and an abrasion near the foot of the spine. The text block displays toning to the outer edge, and a moisture marking to the bottom of the outer edge, which intrudes only onto the edges of the interior pages.

An envelope from the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of Ethnology has been affixed to the front paste-down, dated 1890. Two of the preliminary pages are separated. The interior is largely clean, with only the aforementioned faint moisture markings to the edges of pages. This work is well illustrated with textual and full-page illustrations of Eskimo peoples, their artwork, and their hunting implements. A few pages of "Music of the Eskimo" can also be found near the rear. At the rear of the volume, a pocket contains two well preserved, color fold-out maps. This volume contains an index, glossary, and appendix.
Lot 1015

$100

Title: The Heart of Africa. Three Years' Travels and Adventures in the Unexplored Regions of Central Africa from 1865 to 1871.
Author: Georg Schweinfurth - Georg August Schweinfurth (December 29, 1836 – September 19, 1925) was a Baltic German botanist, traveller in East Central Africa and ethnologist. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Translor: Ellen E. Frewer
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1874
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Dr. Schweinfurth, a German botanist, details his scientific expedition to the interior Sudan and the Congo from 1868-1871.
Condition / Notes: This is the first American edition of this set. The antique volumes are bound in green cloth covers with blindstamped lettering on the spines. There is light rubbing concentrated at the extremities. The second volume has a crack in the rear hinge. The first volume has solid binding. The text blocks are solid. Each volume contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting. The works are profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and textual illustrations (woodcuts).

The books are protected by clear mylar dust jackets.
Lot 1016

$110

Title: The Arctic Regions and the Northern Whale-Fishery
Author: William Scoresby - Rev Dr William Scoresby FRS FRSE DD (5 October 1789 – 21 March 1857), was an English Arctic explorer, scientist and clergyman. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: The Religious Tract Society
City: London
Year: c. 1850
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 192 pages
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details: “The following pages contain, in an abridged and somewhat modified form, the substance of the first volume of Captain Scoresby’s work on the Arctic Regions and the Whale Fishery, Edinburgh, 1820.”
Condition / Notes: This antique small-format volume is bound in blindstamped cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering and illustration on the spine. There is mild external rubbing. The binding is solid. A former owner's inscription appears on the front flyleaf. The wood-engraved frontispiece depicts Spitzbergen. The pages show mild age toning and occasional light marginal spotting.
Lot 1017

$55

Details: This lot consists of the antique astrology ephemera shown in the corresponding images.

Among the approximately 300 pieces in this lot are numerous horoscope cards (for 1925) from a coin-operated machine; a 1935 direction sheet for Madame Zora Fortune Teller game; and a 1915 book, "The Zodiac & Its Mysteries" by A. F. Seward.

It should be noted that not all zodiac signs are represented in the horoscope cards.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces, ranging in size from approximately 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" to 7" x 10 1/4", may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, soiling, and edge wear.
Lot 1018

$150

Details: This lot consists of the vintage and antique Catholic ephemera and wooden sick box shown in the corresponding images.

Among the approximately 50 pieces in this lot are chromolithograph cards of Jesus, Mary, the nativity scene, and various saints, including Theresa and Cecilia; a "sick box" with a holy water bottle, candle holders, and plates; and a wooden box of crucifix pendants.

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Condition / Notes: These pieces may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, minor chipping, and faint soiling. The sick box measures approximately 15" x 8 1/2" x 5".
Lot 1019

$20

Title: Lost Examples of Colonial Architecture
Author: John Mead Howells - John Mead Howells was an American architect. Howells served as president of the Society of Beaux-Arts Architects and the Society of Architects Diplômes. He was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, named a Chevalier by the French Legion of Honor and an officer of the Order of the Crown (Belgium), and served on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1933 to 1937. Howells wrote several books on architectural history.[3] In 1944 he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician.
Publisher: William Helburn, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1931
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 9.75" Height: 13.25"
Book Details: The subtitle of this volume is "Buildings that have Disappeared or Been so Altered as to be Denatured. Public Buildings, Semi-Public, Churches, Cottages, County Houses, Town Houses, Interiors, Details."
Condition / Notes: This is a limited edition of this work, being copy number 313 out of 1100. The volume is bound in blue cloth, with gilt lettering and decoration to the cover and spine. The exterior is toned in some areas, and fraying appears at the extremities. The binding is sound. The text block is mildly foxed, with some mild foxing present internally. The interior is otherwise clean and bright, with 192 glossy photo plates.
Lot 1020

$70

Title: Twelfth Annual Report of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories: A Report of Progress of the Exploration in Wyoming and Idaho for the Year 1878.
Author: F. V. Hayden - Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden (September 7, 1829 – December 22, 1887) was an American geologist noted for his pioneering surveying expeditions of the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century. He was also a physician who served with the Union Army during the Civil War. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington
Year: 1883
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Full Set: No
Pagination: xxiv/500 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the second part only of this two-volume work. The antique volume is bound in brown cloth covers with blindstamped lettering on the spine. The exteriors show moderate toning, rubbing, and bowing. The binding is sound. The rear endpaper shows moisture marking. The tissue-guarded color frontispiece depicts Pink Terraces. The pages show light age toning and scattered light marginal spotting/smudging. The work is lavishly illustrated with black and white as well as color plates, and numerous fold-out maps and illustrations.
Lot 1021

$40

Title: Atlas and Cyclopedia or Ireland Part I. A comprehensive Delineation of the Thiry-Two Counties, with a Beautifully Colored Map of Each, Arranged Alphabetically, Showing Over 11,000 Cities, Towns, Villages, and Places of Public Interest. Part II. The General History
Author: A. M. Sullivan, P. D. Nunan, P. W. Joyce
Publisher: Murphy & McCarthy, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated atlas / x/281 pages
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details: This title contains two books in one, with the atlas portion unpaginated (200+ pages).
Condition / Notes: This volume is solidly bound in black cloth with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. The pages show scattered light marginal smudging and foxing. The work is lavishly illustrated with photographic plates, portraits of Irish historical figures, and color maps.
Lot 1022

$40

Title: A Collection of Testimonies Concerning Several Ministers of the Gospel amongst the People Called Quakers, Deceased: With Some of Their Last Expressions and Exhortations - uncredited author
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Printed and Sold by Luke Hinde
City: London
Year: 1760
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: [12] 372 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: These are short biographies of 17th and 18th century English Quakers with special attention paid to the manner of their deaths.This collection contains testimonies concerning 126 Friends.

Smith II:720, Sabin 66920
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. This antique volume is bound in tooled leather with raised bands on the spine. There is heavy rubbing and chipping concentrated at the extremities. The hinges are cracked, with the front board beginning to separate. The text block is solid. The pages show mild age toning and scattered light foxing.
Lot 1023

$45

Title: Lectures on the Millennium
Author: Joseph Emerson
Publisher: Published by Samuel T. Armstrong
City: Boston
Year: 1818
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/288 pages
Width: 3.75" Height: 6.25"
Book Details: A rare series of lectures on the last days described in Revelations and the peace that will follow.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work. The antique leather 12mo volume has a separated front board and a partially separated rear board. There is stamped gilt ruling and a library label on the spine. The exterior shows moderate rubbing and toning. The text block is solid. There are library bookplates on the pastedowns. The pages show light to moderate age toning and scattered foxing.
Lot 1024

$80

Book Details: This lot includes three uniformly bound volumes of "The Comic Annual" by Thomas Hood from the years 1833 (London: Charles Tilt), 1834 (London: Charles Tilt), and 1837 (London: A. H. Baily and Co.). Each volume is 175 pages.

Thomas Hood (23 May 1799 – 3 May 1845) was an English poet, author and humourist, best known for poems such as "The Bridge of Sighs" and "The Song of the Shirt". Hood wrote regularly for "The London Magazine," the "Athenaeum," and "Punch." He later published a magazine largely consisting of his own works. William Michael Rossetti in 1903 called him "the finest English poet" between the generations of Shelley and Tennyson. Hood was the father of playwright and humourist Tom Hood (1835–1874).

The series of the "Comic Annual," dating from 1830, was a kind of publication popular at that time, which Hood undertook and continued almost unassisted for several years. Under that title he treated all the leading events of the day in caricature, without personal malice, and with an undercurrent of sympathy. Readers were also treated to an incessant use of puns, of which Hood had written in his own vindication, "However critics may take offence,/A double meaning has double sense", but as he gained experience as a writer, his diction became simpler (both paragraphs courtesy of Wikipedia).
Condition / Notes: These antique volumes, measuring 4.5" by 6.5", are bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards and four raised bands. These volumes display moderate external wear, with rubbing to the covers and extremities, and faint vertical cracking along spine edges. All three volumes' bindings are cracked at the front hinge. The text blocks are adorned with marbled page edges, and the volumes contain marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplates are present to the front paste-downs. The interiors of these volumes are generally clean and bright, with only a few spots of soiling. These works are profusely illustrated with humorous cartoons in black and white.
Lot 1025

$25

Title: The Pilgrim's Progress, from This World to That Which Is to Come: Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream. Wherein is Discovered, I. The Manner of His Setting Out. II. His Dangerous Journey; and III. His Safe Arrival at the Desired Country. Complete in Two Parts.
Author: John Bunyan - John Bunyan was an English Christian writer and preacher, who is well known for his book "The Pilgrim's Progress." Though he became a non-conformist and member of an Independent church, and although he has been described both as a Baptist and as a Congregationalist, he himself preferred to be described simply as a Christian. He is remembered in the Church of England with a Lesser Festival on August 30, and on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church (US) on August 29.
Publisher: Printed and Published by S. C. Ustick
City: Burlington, New Jersey
Year: 1805
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 198 pages
Width: 4.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: "The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come" is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print.

Bunyan began his work while in the Bedfordshire county prison for violations of the Conventicle Act, which prohibited the holding of religious services outside the auspices of the established Church of England. Early Bunyan scholars such as John Brown believed The Pilgrim's Progress was begun in Bunyan's second, shorter imprisonment for six months in 1675, but more recent scholars such as Roger Sharrock believe that it was begun during Bunyan's initial, more lengthy imprisonment from 1660 to 1672 right after he had written his spiritual autobiography, "Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners."

Condition / Notes: This antique volume is the scarce Burlington, New Jersey imprint of this classic title. The volume is bound in full leather, with faded gilt lettering to the spine, scuffing, and significant rubbing to the exterior. The binding is cracked at the front hinge, and a few pages in the middle of the text block are shaken. A previous owner's period signature and decoration appear on the front paste-down, with some blue ink from the signature present on the verso of the frontis. The interior of this volume displays toning and foxing, illustrated with engraved plates.
Lot 1026

$200

Book Details: This lot consists of the decorative antique books on polar and arctic exploration shown in the corresponding images.

Included in this lot are the following titles:

"Finding the North Pole. Dr. Cook's Own Story of His Discovery, April 21, 1908" (1909)
"Fridtjof Nansen's 'Farthest North'" (1898)
"The Polar and Tropical Worlds" (1873)

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Condition / Notes: These books may display some age/wear indications, including age toning, edge wear, light scattered foxing, and detached/detaching boards. We identify any advance flaws that come to our attention during cataloguing. Some of these volumes may contain library markings and/or attachments.
Lot 1027

$15

Title: The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries
Author: uncredited author
Editor: John Austin Stevens - John Austin Stevens Jr. was a leader of business, an adviser of government and a student of the American Revolution. While he was born to a prominent banking family with political connections, it was his interest in U.S. history and his founding of Sons of the Revolution (SR) for which he is best known., Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond
Publisher: A. S. Barnes & Company
City: New York / Chicago
Year: 1879
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 783 pages/11 pages advertisements
Width: 8" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: "The Magazine of American History" was established in January 1877 by Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond and John Austin Stevens with the long title "The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries." It was issued monthly. This volume includes articles on George Washington's correspondence, Major Andre, Amerigo Vespucci, the Battle of Monmouth, the Battle of Buena Vista, and more.
Condition / Notes: This is Volume III of "The Magazine of American History." This antique volume is bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. The volume displays rubbing, cracking to spine edges, and scattered soiling. The front hinge is cracked, and the hinges have been reinforced with cloth. An armorial bookplate appears on the front paste-down of the marbled endpapers. The interior is clean and bright, illustrated with tissue-guarded and fold-out plates and maps.
Lot 1028

$140

Title: The Canons of Colorado. From Photographs by W. H. Jackson.
Author: William Henry Jackson - William Henry Jackson (April 4, 1843 – June 30, 1942) was an American painter, Civil War veteran, geological survey photographer and an explorer famous for his images of the American West. He was a great-great nephew of Samuel Wilson, the progenitor of America's national symbol Uncle Sam. [Courtesy Wikipedia]
Publisher: Frank S. Thayer, Publisher
City: Denver
Year: c. 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 16 photographs
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: A collection of sixteen landscape photographs taken from originals by the famous frontier photographer W. H. Jackson.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blindstamped cloth covers depicting the Royal Gorge. The covers have a flap with a brass fastening snap. There is light rubbing at the extremities. The binding is solid. The title page show light smudging. The sixteen photographs are clean and bright, printed on heavy stock, bound accordion-fashion.
Lot 1029

$250

Title: Pindari Olympia, Pythia, Nemea, Isthmia. Caeterorum octo Lyricorum carmina, Alcaei, Sapphus, Stesichori, Ibyci, Anacreontis, Bacchylidis, Simonidis, Alcmanis, Nonnulla etiam aliorum
Author: Pindar - Pindar was an Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes. Of the canonical nine lyric poets of ancient Greece, his work is the best preserved. Quintilian wrote, "Of the nine lyric poets, Pindar is by far the greatest, in virtue of his inspired magnificence, the beauty of his thoughts and figures, the rich exuberance of his language and matter, and his rolling flood of eloquence, characteristics which, as Horace rightly held, make him inimitable." His poems however can also seem difficult and even peculiar. The Athenian comic playwright Eupolis once remarked that they "are already reduced to silence by the disinclination of the multitude for elegant learning". Some scholars in the modern age also found his poetry perplexing, at least up until the discovery in 1896 of some poems by his rival Bacchylides, when comparisons of their work showed that many of Pindar's idiosyncrasies are typical of archaic genres rather than of the poet himself. The brilliance of his poetry then began to be more widely appreciated. However his style still challenges the casual reader and he continues to be a much admired though largely unread poet. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Publisher: Oliua Pavli Stephani
City: Unknown
Year: 1612
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 684 pages
Width: 3" Height: 5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This scarce antique volume is bound in full vellum, with faded handwritten title and date on the spine and blind-stamped borders on the covers. The volume shows scattered soiling to the exterior. The binding is firm, and the text block is significantly toned. A signature dated 1713 is present to the front paste-down. The interior of the volume displays scattered spots of moisture, soiling, and foxing, but is exceedingly well preserved, considering its age. The text is adorned with illustrated initials, head pieces, and tail pieces.

This volume has been collated, and appears to be complete. There are 684 numbered pages, and 10 tailpieces.
Lot 1030

$400

Details: This signed print from Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal Award Classic Where the Wild Things Are was manufactured in 1971 as part of a series of 19 images selected from eight different titles by Mr. Sendak and newly rephotographed from the original artwork at the Sendak Archives, Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, to allow friends and collectors the opportunity to acquire top-grade reproductions to hang on their walls without having to mutilate any of this books.

These prints were originally issued unsigned, but a select few were autographed by Sendak for friends and occasionally for concessionary sale; this particular print was signed in ink, lower right, for Sendak's agent, from whom the print comes to us.

This print is entitled Let the Wild Rumpus Start and measures approx. 16"x24".

Maurice Bernard Sendak (1928-2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963. Born to Jewish-Polish parents, his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Besides Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak also wrote works such as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, and illustrated many works by other authors including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik.

Please attend our live sale to examine this and many other rare and collectible Sendak items in person.
Condition / Notes: This print shows beautifully with very minimal signs of age or handling.
Lot 1031

$55

Title: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan," as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence, via Emerson, on American transcendentalism.

Throughout his adult life, Coleridge suffered from crippling bouts of anxiety and depression; it has been speculated by some that he suffered from bipolar disorder, a condition as yet unidentified during his lifetime. Coleridge suffered from poor health that may have stemmed from a bout of rheumatic fever and other childhood illnesses. He was treated for these concerns with laudanum, which fostered a lifelong opium addiction.
Editor: Henry C. Walsh
Publisher: Henry Altemus
City: Philadelphia
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: unpaginated
Width: 11" Height: 14.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the Altemus' Edition of this work. This antique volume, in green cloth with faded stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to the front cover, and blindstamped lettering and design to the spine and rear cover, has a separating front board. The volume shows significant external wear, with scattered soiling, fraying to the extremities, and minor loss to the head and foot of the spine. The binding is cracked at the rear hinge, and the text block is beginning to separate roughly halfway through the text. The interior shows scattered mild soiling, and some closed edge tears to the pages. This volume is profusely illustrated with plates, including a frontispiece, by French artist Gustave Dore. The work also includes tailpiece illustrations and historiated initials.
Lot 1032

$100

Title: "The Man Who Ate His Trousers": A Narrative of the Life of Admiral Sir George Back RN 1796-1878
Author: Ann Pares - Ann Pares is a descendant of Admiral Sir George Back.
Publisher: Printed by Salisbury Printing Co. Ltd.
City: Unknown
Year: 2001
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 205 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: This volume contains a biography of British naval officer and explorer Admiral Sir George Back, known for his expeditions in the Canadian Arctic. Ann Pares, the author of this very scarce work, is the great granddaughter of Back's niece.
Condition / Notes: This very scarce volume is one of thirty copies of this title printed, according to a note from the printer, which is included in this lot. Laid in with this volume are numerous documents and correspondence retained by the consignor, including three letters from the author to John Lentz, a scholar of Back who participated in an expedition down the Back River. These letters detail Lentz' obtainment of the title, and confirmation of the limited number of copies, as well as the continued conversation between Lentz and Pares about writings related to Back.

This softcover volume, with pictorial design on the wrappers and portrait of Back on the rear cover, is mildly edgeworn and displays mild shelfwear. The binding is firm, and a small bump appears in the upper fore corner of the text block. The interior of this volume is clean and bright, richly illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs and prints, including prints of Back's own artwork. A fold-out print of a map, drawn by Back, of the Arctic Land Expedition of 1833-34 is also present, in excellent condition. The volume and envelope of related ephemera are housed in a pristine clamshell case, with leather spine label and gilt lettering and ruling to the spine.
Lot 1033

$175

Title: Report upon the Reconnaissance of Northwestern Wyoming, Including Yellowstone National Park, Made in the Summer of 1873
Author: William A. Jones
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington
Year: 1875
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vi/331 pages plus 55 folding maps/plates & 2 folding tables
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: An important early report on surveys in Wyoming and the Yellowstone basin. "Particularly valuable to a student of the early trails ... The large number of sketch maps ... comprise a most detailed itinerary map" (Wheat). Notable for the report of Jones' discovery of Togwotee Pass, the southern route out of the Yellowstone Basin.

Howes J245; Wheat, Transmississippi West V:298; Goetzmann, Exploration and Empire, p. 411

Condition / Notes: This is the second expanded edition of this work. The antique volume is bound in the publisher's cloth covers with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light external rubbing and toning. The front hinge is cracked. An armorial bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown. The pages show light age toning and occasional spotting/foxing, mostly in the margins. The work is profusely illustrated with 55 folding maps and plates, plus two folding tables. There are some tears and separations to the foldouts.
Lot 1034

$45

Title: Moses & Aaron: Civil and Ecclesiastical Rites, Used by the Ancient Hebrews; Observed, and at Large Opened, for the Clearing of Many Obscure Texts Thorowout the Whole Scripture. Which Texts are Now Added to the End of the Book. Wherein Likewise is Shewed What Customs the Hebrews Borrowed from Heathen People: and That Many Heathenish Customs, Originally, Have Been Unwarrantable Imitation of the Hebrews
Author: Thomas Godwyn - Thomas Godwyn D.D. was an English headmaster and scholar.

On leaving the university Godwin was appointed chief master of Abingdon School, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), where he remained for several years(1608-25). While there he established an innovative scholarship for poor boys, the ‘Bennett boys’. Godwyn became the first fellow of the newly founded Pembroke College, Oxford (1624), became chaplain to the Bishop of Bath and Wells and rector of Brightwell, Berkshire (1626-43).

Godwyn was a voluminous writer, and about 1614 he published "Florilegium Phrasicon" and "Romanae Historiae Anthologia" (an English treatise on Roman antiquities), both for the use of Abingdon School. These were the only school text books on the subject for a century. He also wrote a "Synopsis of Hebrew Antiquities," and in 1625 "Moses and Aaron, or Civil and Ecclesiastical Rites Used by the Ancient Hebrews." In his preface to Roman Antiquities, Godwyn gives a picture of the difficulties of writing his book in the noisy surroundings of the school room. "If it fail to please, put it down to the whispered chatterings of the noisy boys amongst whom the work had its origin; but if approved ascribe it to the continuous questionings of the boys."
Publisher: Printed by Richard Hodgkinson
City: London
Year: Unknown
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 266/270/375 pages
Width: 6" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This volume contains three titles, each separately paginated, with their own title pages. The latter two titles are:

"Romane Historiae Athologia Recognita et Aucta. An English Exposition of the Roman Antiquities: Wherein Many Roman and English-Offices are Parallel'd, and Divers Obscure Phrases Explain'd" (London: Printed by J. C. for Peter Parker, 1671).

"Archaeologiae Atticae Libri Septem. Seven Books of the Attick Antiquities" (Oxford: Printed by Henry Hall for John Adams, and Edward Forrest, 1670).

This antique volume has a detached front board. The former library book is in black cloth ,with leather backstrip. The volume's exterior displays significant rubbing and chipping at the spine extremities. A star and number are visible at the foot of the spine, presumably a library marking. The text block is cracked. A library bookplate is present to the front paste-down. The interior of this volume displays toning, occasional insect damage, and scattered mild foxing. Some top page edges have been trimmed such that there is minor loss to headers.
Lot 1035

$70

Title: African Hunting: From Natal to the Zambesi, including Lake Ngami, the Kalahari Desert, etc., from 1852 to 1860
Author: William Charles Baldwin
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1863
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 397 pages plus 2 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped purple cloth, with gilt lettering to the spine. The book shows mild external wear, with tearing and/or minor loss at the ends of the spine and at the outside corners of the boards. The binding is sound. The pages display occasional light foxing. The book is protected by a plastic cover.

This work contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, as well as in-text and full-page illustrations. The fold-out map at the front of the volume is intact.
Lot 1036

$25

Book Details: This lot consists of the antique Hebrew and English Bible shown in the corresponding images.

This decorative leather edition of "The Five Books of Moses" was published in Vienna, Austria in 1927 by Jos. Schlesinger, and features facing pages of Hebrew and English text.

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Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in leather with stamped gilt ornamentation and lettering. The front hinge is cracked, and there is very mild external age/wear. The volume has a leather fastening strap. The text block is solid. The book is adorned with gilt edges and floral-patterned endpapers. The pages are clean with mild age toning.
Lot 1037

$140

Title: Ice-World Adventures: or, Voyages and Travels in the Arctic Regions. From the Discovery of Iceland to the English Expedition of 1875.
Author: uncredited author
Editor: James Mason
Publisher: Ward, Lock and Tyler
City: London
Year: c. 1876
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 460 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details: From the preface: "In the following work an account is given of all the remarkable expeditions made into the Polar World from the discovery of Iceland to the English Expedition of 1875 . . . It is a book which contains, in a more convenient form perhaps than any other, a record of the enterprise of civilised man within the Arctic Circle."
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth with pictorial paste down, black stamped decoration, and gilt lettering to the front cover, and gilt lettering and black stamped ornamentation to the spine. The volume displays moderate wear, with rubbing to the spine edges and extremities, and scattered soiling. The binding is cracked at the rear hinge. The text block is adorned with gilt edges, and is cracked between pages 336 and 337. Some sections of pages are shaken. The interior of the volume displays occasional foxing, but is otherwise clean and bright, profusely illustrated with plates depicting scenes of polar exploration, equipment used, and portraits of well-known Arctic explorers. Several fold-out plates and a fold-out map are also present. This volume contains an index.
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