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Lot 6001

$350
This lot features the following original antique map:

Title: Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium
Map Maker: Willem Janzsoon Blaeu
Printing City: Amsterdam
Year: 1658
Dimensions: Sheet measures approximately 23” by 20.25”, plate measures approximately 19.75” by 15”

Details/Condition: This original map features an engraved chart of Tartary, or 20th century Russia and Mongolia, printed on heavy, laid paper. The map shows latitudinal and longitudinal grid lines in black with hand-colored outlining and decorative vignettes. The area covered by the map includes China, Russia, Central Asia from Mongolia and Xanadu to the Caspian Sean and Volga River, down to Tibet and the Upper Ganges River, with the Great Wall of China prominently highlighted. The map bears Dutch text on the back sides.

Tartary or Great Tartary (Latin: Tataria or Tataria Magna) was a name used by Europeans from the Middle Ages until the twentieth century to designate the Great Steppe, that is the great tract of northern and central Asia stretching from the Caspian Sea and the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean inhabited mostly by Turkic and Mongol peoples and also by some Cossacks of Russian origin and citizens of the Mongol Empire, who were generically referred to as "Tartars", i.e. Tatars. It incorporated the current areas of Siberia, Turkestan, Mongolia, and Manchuria. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

This cartographic collectible shows beautifully with bright, vivid coloring and light indications of age/wear. Some edges of the sheet show chipping and loss, well away from the plate area. The map is a continuous sheet with a central fold line where it was tipped-in to a bound volume.
 
Lot 6002

$100
Title: Les Travaux d'Hercule: Neuvieme Partie. Extraordinaire d'Aoust. Dialogue entre Mylord Grue & le Bourguemestre Oyzon-Dix-Huitieme Partie. Dialogue entre les Ombres des Amiraux Ruiter & Wheler
Author: Eustache Le Noble, Baron de Saint-Georges et de Tenneliere
Publisher: Claude Mazuel, Paris
Printing Year: 1693-1694

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with raised bans and gilt lettering to spine label, this antique volume is a scarce work of seventeenth-century French literature, containing a series of dialogues, numbered nine, eleven, twelve, thirteen, seventeen, eighteen. The majority of these contain fables, whose illustration is provided by frontispieces. The work is illustrated with frontispiece engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor chipping at head of spine and wear to outside corners of front board. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages with marbled endpapers. The book measures approximately 3.5" x 5.75" and contains 24/48/48/48/48/48 pages.
 
Lot 6003

$55
This lot includes the original manuscript leaf shown in the corresponding images. This is a leaf from the Nuremberg publication "Weltchronik" dating back to 1493. This manuscript bears a woodcut entitled "De expurgnatione Costatinopolis," offering an aerial view of the city of Constantinople on the recto and uninterrupted text on the verso of leaf. Measurements are approximately 12" x 17.5". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6004

$40
This lot features the following piece of original artwork:

Artist: unknown
Medium: Watercolor on Paper
Year: c1790
Dimensions: Approximately 10” by 14.75”

Details/Condition: This original piece features an elaborately costumed Japanese musician, apparently recoiling from an unseen figure to the right. The work is original and is on laid paper. This appears to be the left panel of a larger work, likely with a displeased ruler preparing to punish or slay the player for a presumably dissatisfying performance. The work is tipped-in to a heavy stock backing. This painting shows beautifully with strong colors and some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6005

$750
This lot includes the group of artwork shown in the corresponding images. This lot contains works of art by Hungarian painter, photographer and Bauhaus professor Laszlo Maholy-Nagy (1895-1946). One is a work of mixed media measuring approximately 26" x 33". Stamp bearing the artist's name appears on the reverse over a signature in pencil of Hattula Maholy-Nagy, the artist's daughter and the executor of the estate.

The remaining two works are exhibition posters of artwork measuring approximately 23.5" x 32.5". One poster is of the 1923 painting "Sur Fond Blanc" (held by the Ludwig Museum in Cologne), bearing the date 1987. The other is from the Musee Pompidou in Paris and is a reproduction of the 1924 "Composition Axx." To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These pieces are in excellent condition, with bright colors and no perforations or wrinkles.
 
Lot 6007

$40
Title: Leaflets of Masonic Biography or Sketches of Eminent Free Masons
Editor: Cornelius Moore
Publisher: Masonic Review Office, Cincinnati
Printing Year: 1863 Second Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt spine lettering, this antique volume is a scarce work on freemasonry. Provides biographical sketches of Joseph Warren, Sir Christopher Wren, Thomas Smith Webb, Rev. James Anderson, Joseph Brant, Duke of Sussex, George Washington, De Witt Clinton, Benjamin Franklin, Marquis de la Fayette, Israel Putnam, David Wooster and Robert Burns. The volume shows age/wear concentrated at the edges and high points, top of spine chipped. Binding and hinges are intact, pages are bright with scattered foxing, owner's name on illumined title page. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 420 pages.
 
Lot 6009

$110
Title: Per aspera ad astra: Schattenfries von K. W. Diefenbach unter Mithilfe seines ehemaligen Schulers Fidus
Author: Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach
Publisher: Verlag von B. G. Teubner, Leipzig
Printing Year: 1919 3rd Edition (Dritte Auflage)

Condition/Details: Bound in blind stamped cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique oblong volume is a rare edition of a work by Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913) a German Jugendstil painter and social reformer. The work (whose Latin title translates as "to the stars through hardships") contains 34 accordion-style-fold-out silhouette illustrations offering a vision of youth, beauty, and harmony. When folded out band of illustrations shows frieze measuring over 27 feet. A thirteen-page text pamphlet is laid in. Small portion of back strip is darkened, dark dampstain on small portion of rear board leading edge does not penetrate binding and interior is near fine. The book measures approximately 10" x 8.25" .
 
Lot 6010

$375
Original Hand-Illumined Manuscript Leaves
Title: Koran
Printing Year: c1790

Condition/Details: This lot features a trio of original hand-illumined Islamic manuscript leaves on laid paper, believed to be from one or more printings of The Koran. Each leaf features text and illuminating on both sides. One page displays a full-page illustration depicting the Ka'ba at Mecca. The illuminating was executed in burnished gilt and several colors, and the primary text is in black with red punctuation. These leaves vary in size, measuring from approximately 104 mm to 108mm in width, by approximately 163mm to 193mm in height.
 
Lot 6011

$40
Title: Jungle Journeys in Ceylon.
Author: Iris Darnton
Publisher: Galaxy Books, Lavenham, Suffolk.
Printing Year: 1975 Author-Signed First Edition.

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this account of the author's travels around Sri Lank (then called Ceylon). Airmail envelope is attached to inside of front cover and brief note signed by the author is attached to front flyleaf. Note reads "With Happy Memories of Entebbe/ & with much love (illegible word) / from / Iris / Oct. 1975."The work is illustrated with many photographs and in-text drawings of birds and wildlife. The volume shows light edgewear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9.25" and contains 272 pages.
 
Lot 6012

$300
Description: This unique German scrapbook contains a curious combination of Nazi material and benign U.S. content. Nazi related material includes booklets, souvenir photos of Hitler and major public Nazi events, Nazi uniform insignia patches (one of a skull), post-battle photos depicting fallen soldiers and bombings, and other clippings and photos, some gruesome. Other content includes souvenir cards of athletes at the 1936 Olympics, European postcards and souvenir cards, English greeting cards, and typed documents from American soldiers.

Dimensions: 15.5" by 11.5"

Condition/Details: This album shows beautifully with some external age/wear concentrated at the extremities. The first page of the album has become detached and shows chipping at edges. The other pages and content are in good condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6013

$110
This lot includes the antique string-bound Japanese book in original wrappers shown in the corresponding images. This volume has 37 richly illustrated pages that show scenes of daily life as well as of punishment and conflict. There are images of warfare, beheadings, a bound prisoner, supplicating women, together with more traditional poses by male and female characters. Initial pages after front cover are illustrated in bright colors. Wrappers show light wear and light soiling. Intact pages are clean and very legible. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6014

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

- The Japan Expedition, 1852-1854, The Personal Journal of Commodore Matthew C. Perry Edited by Roger Pineau - Dated 1968 by Smithsonian Institution Press
- Journal of the Shanghai Literary and Scientific Society by various authors - Dated 1868 by Noronha & Sons - In paper wrappers.
- Unbeaten Tracks in Japan by Isabella L. Bird - Dated c1890 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - Two volumes bound in one, with fold-out map.
- A Handbook For Travellers in Japan by Basil Hall Chamberlain and W.B. Mason - Dated 1907 by John Murray - Fold-out maps at frontispiece and in pocket on rear board, as well as throughout the volume.
- Eothen, or Traces of Travel by uncredited author - Dated 1845 by Wiley and Putnam - Some advanced wear, with spine cover lacking and other wear.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6015

$15
Title: Shakespeare's Philosophy of Love.
Author: Herman Harrell Horne
Publisher: Edwards & Broughton Company, Raleigh
Printing Year: 1945 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed work of literary criticism by American educational philosopher Herman Harrell Horne (1874-1946). The work is illustrated with a number of photographs. The author's signature appears on title page and front flyleaf, with inscription on flyleaf reading "To/ sis, Bob and Bobby/ with our love./ Mary and Herman Horne/ Feby. 6, 1946." The volume shows light external age/wear, with (faint) stains to boards. The fore edge of the rear boards displays a small scuff. Previous owner's name and stamp appear on front endpaper. The text block is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 205 pages.
 
Lot 6016

$40
This lot includes the group of decorative antique children's books shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include The Dionne Quintuplets, Robinson Crusoe, and A Child's Book of Myths. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6017

$45
Title: A Journal of Travels in England, Holland, and Scotland, and of Two Passages over the Atlantic, in the Years 1805 and 1806
Publisher: T. B. Wait and Co., Boston
Printing Year: 1812
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set Second Edition

Notes: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to red spine labels, this antique set is a scarce collection of travel narratives. The work is illustrated with a fold-out plate of Stonehenge. The volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages that show mild foxing. The books measure approximately 4.75" x 7.25".
 
Lot 6018

$35
This lot includes the group of original, antique engravings shown in the corresponding image. These are hand-colored aquatint copper engravings from 1826-1827. These engravings originated from R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, and have plate and volume indications at the upper right corners. The engravings feature items such as Gothic furniture, Eaton Hall, and East Cowes Castle among others. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6019

$45
Title: Katalog der Ornamentstichsammlung der Staatlichen Kunstbibliothek Berlin.
Publisher: Burt Franklin
Printing Year: 1958
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set. Burt Franklin Bibliographical Series XII.

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce reprint of a German-language art catalogue originally published in Berlin in 1939. This is a title XII in the Burt Franklin Bibliographical Series. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits and (full-page) drawings and vignettes. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 7" x 10.5".
 
Lot 6020

$40
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: Hiroshige
Medium: original wood block print
Year: circa 1840
Dimensions: measures 12" by 9.5" (including matte), 6.5" by 4.5" (the print alone)

Details/Condition: This original piece features a warrior engaged in a fight with another, and a woman in traditional dress by renowned artist Utagawa Hiroshige. Hiroshige (1797 – 1858) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, and one of the last great artists in that tradition. The print is tipped into a paper matte. Written in pencil on the matte is "Yoshitsune Sebon Zahura by Hiroshige printed in 1840's". This piece shows well with some light external age/wear. (Biography information courtesy of wikipedia.org).
 
Lot 6021

$80
Title: Body & Soul, En Jazzbok I Bild Och Text
Author: Christer Landergren
Publisher: Fotograficentrums Forlag
Printing Year: 1987

Condition/Details: Bound in light gray cloth with white lettering along the spine and in the dust jacket, this volume is a scarce collection of black and white photographs of Jazz musicians by noted photographer Christer Landergren, with text in Swedish and English. The black dust jacket is in a clear, protective mylar cover. The well-preserved volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 128 pages.
 
Lot 6022

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of linguistics titles:

- Egyptian Grammar by Sir Alan Gardiner - Dated 1964 by Oxford University Press
- A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian by Raymond O. Faulkner - Dated 1964 by Oxford University Press
- Manuel De Paleographie by Maurice Prou - Dated 1924 by Auguste Picard - Rebound in green cloth, with the original brown front wrapper in the binding.
- Modern American Usage, A Guide by Wilson Follett - Dated 1966 by Hill & Wang - Inscribed and signed by the editor, Jacque Barzun. In dust jacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6023

$10
Title: George Pierce Baker: Scholar, Teacher, Dramatist (Through His Harvard Years)
Author: Wisner Payne Kinne
Publisher: Self-Published
Printing Year: 1952 Author-Signed Doctoral Thesis

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce typed original copy of the manuscript, as submitted to Harvard for author's doctorate, containing a study of the work of George Pierce Baker (1866–1935), an American educator in the field of drama. He was instrumental in creating the Harvard Theatre Collection at Harvard University Library. In 1908 he began the Harvard Dramatic Club, acting as its sponsor, and in 1912 he founded Workshop 47 to provide a forum for the performance of plays developed within his English 47 class. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1914.

Volume is illustrated with full-page photograph of George Pierce Baker. Author's signature appears on slip of paper pasted to front flyleaf. The volume shows external age/wear, with scratch to rear cover. Loss of material can be seen at lower outside corner of the same. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. It measures approximately 9" x 11.25" and contains 491 pages. Summary booklet is laid in at rear of volume.
 
Lot 6024

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Berthold Missal by Hanns Swarzenski - Dated 1943 by The Pierpont Morgan Library
- The Jain Cosmology by Collette Caillat and Ravi Kumar - Dated 1981 by Harmony Books
- Stampe Popolari - Dated 1960 by Carlo Bestetti - some rubbing and faint moisture indications to wrappers
- Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts - Dated 1923 by Order of the Trustees - Series I, II, and III from British Museum, Series I and III have slipcovers, which show some wear and loss

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6025

$10
Title: Francis Weld Peabody, 1881-1927: A Memoir
Publisher: Riverside Press, Cambridge.
Printing Year: 1933

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter cloth and papered boards, this antique volume is a scarce privately printed memoir/memorial that commemorates the life of a Boston physician. Peabody was director of the world-renowned Thorndike Memorial Laboratories at the Boston City Hospital, held positions at the Harvard Medical School and Rockefeller Institute, and published sixty-nine clinical papers. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait and photographs. The book is printed upon a quality paper. The volume shows light external age/wear, concentrated at edges and high points, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 8.5" and contains 93 pages.
 
Lot 6026

$40
This shelf lot includes the group of United States history books shown in the corresponding image(s). Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of large lots 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. 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.
 
Lot 6027

$50
This lot includes the original antique map shown in the corresponding images. This is an engraved French map on laid paper with hand-colored outlining. It dates back to 1748 and shows the old provinces Languedoc, Roussillon, Foix Quercy & Rouergue in southern France. This map measures approximately 8.75" x 12". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6028

$15
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes Audubon art prints, magazines such as Life and The Saturday Evening Post, a Jerusalem pilgrimage certificate, and Victorian lithographs. 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. As with all the books and ephemera in these lots, these items are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6029

$40
Title: Staat aus dem Stein: Denkmaler, Geschichte und Bedeutung der agyptischen Plastik wahrend des Mittleren Reichs
Author: Hans Gerhard Evers
Publisher: Verlag F. Bruckmann A. G.
Printing Year: 1929 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light brown cloth with embossed dark brown lettering to spine and front cover, this antique volume is a scarce original edition of an influential work of Egyptology by German art historian Hans Gerhard Evers (1900-1993), who studied under Egyptologist Hermann Ranke and literary historian and member of the Stefan George circle Friedrich Gundolf. This book is cited as "the best introduction to the analysis of sculpture" and as an "exhaustive study of Middle Kingdom sculpture" (see article by Labib Habachi in Metropolitan Museum Journal 19/20, 1986). The work is illustrated with 148 photo plates of ancient monuments and sculpture as well as in text illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages (flyleafs show foxing). The book measures approximately 9.75" x 11.5" and contains 117 pages following plates.
 
Lot 6031

$70
This lot includes a dozen titles of full leather, fancily bound books. The books in this lot are burgundy and deep brick tones in color, bound in quality leather with desirable features such as gilt tooling, raised bands, deep pattern blind-stamp tooling to the boards, and were executed with a high degree of competence. The quality of the leather and the workmanship shows beautifully, this was clearly a labor of love. The books have the appearance one would expect of important seventeenth or eighteenth cent. These books are in excellent condition, like new externally with some mild age indications to the text blocks.
 
Lot 6032

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

- A Prospect of Britain by Ralph Hyde - Dated 1994 by Pavilion
- The Publications of the Selden Society by various authors - Dated 1910 & 1911 by Bernard Quaritch - Two volumes, lacking spine covers and showing advanced wear.
- In and Around the Isle of Purbeck by Ida Woodward - Dated 1908 by John Lane, The Bodley Head
- Royal Palaces of England by R. S. Rait - Dated 1911 by James Pott & Company
- The Pleasure Haunts of London During Four Centuries by E. Beresford Chancellor - Dated 1925 by Constable & Company Ltd.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6033

$20
Title: The Descendants of Willem Neering and Sara Virgoroux, 1650-1997
Author: Robert Treat Dann et al.
Publisher: Dann, Nearing and Palmer.
Printing Year: 1999

Condition/Details: Bound in navy cloth with gilt lettering, this volume is a scarce genealogical study. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9.5" and contains 880 pages.
 
Lot 6034

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- New Hampshire Beautiful by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1923 by Old America Company - some sunning to boards
- The White Mountain Scrap Book by Ernest E. Bisbee - Dated 1946 by The Bisbee Press - some chipping and moisture indications to wrappers
- New Hampshire in the Great Rebellion by Major Otis F. R. Waite - Dated 1870 by Tracy, Chase & Company - some moisture indications and rubbing to boards and spine, Gettysburg map is enclosed, appears to be unrelated to book, map shows tearing at creases
- The Soldier's Story of His Captivity at Andersonville, Belle Isle by Warren Lee Goss - Dated 1866 by Lee & Shepard - first edition, shows some cracking at both hinges, some loosening pages
- The Great Stone Face and Other Tales of the White Mountains by Nathaniel Hawthorne- Dated 1889 by Houghton, Mifflin & Company - dust jacket shows some tearing and moisture indications

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6035

$130
Title: The Story of the American Indian: His Origin, Development, Decline and Destiny
Author: Elbridge S. Brooks
Publisher: D Lothrop Company, Boston
Printing Year: 1887 Author-Inscribed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in bluish-gray cloth with pictorial designs, this antique volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this work on Native American peoples by American author, editor and critic Elbridge Streeter Brooks (1846-1902). The work contains in-text and full-page illustrations. Author's inscription on front flyleaf reads "With Christmas Greetings / from / The Author / 1887." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 9" and contains 312 pages.
 
Lot 6036

$25
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: P. Haas
Medium: hand-tinted copper engraving
Year: 1781-1795
Dimensions: plate measures approximately 8" by 5"

Details/Condition: This original, antique hand-tinted copper engraving is on laid paper. This work features an image of a gadus tricirratus, or the sea loche. The backside of the engraving is blank. This plate is excised from Ichtyologie ou Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulière des Poissons by Marcus Eliezer Bloch (1723-1799). Bloch was a German ichthyologist and physician. He was one of the foremost scientists in this field. His "Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische" with 432 excellent copper etching plates of fish, published in Berlin between 1781 - 1795 in 12 volumes. This was the most important work on ichthyology in the 18th century. (Biography information courtesy of www.philographikon.com/blochfish.html). The work shows light age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. We will be selling several similar fish plates throughout this auction - check out our other listings for details.
 
Lot 6037

$50
Title: The New Pocket Encyclopaedia; or, Elements of Useful Knowledge, Methodically Arranged, Designed for the Higher Classes in Schools, and for Young Persons in General
Author: John Millard
Publisher: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, and T. Hamilton, London
Printing Year: 1811

Condition/Details: Bound in full leather with gilt lettering to red spine label, this antique volume is a scarce juvenile and school reference work. "A distinguishing characteristic of this work is, the RECOMMENDATION OF SELECT BOOKS, on every important subject of learning or science" (from preface). This volume displays some age/wear indications with rubbing to the corners, edges and surfaces of the boards and spine. The front board has started to separate from the spine. There is some handwriting on the front endpaper and on the title page. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages that display occasional scattered foxing. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 7.25" and contains 648 pages.
 
Lot 6038

$80
This lot includes the group of reference books on the art of the Orient shown in the corresponding image(s). These works include titles on Chinoiserie, Chinese Jade, landscapes and flowers, costumes and more. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These books are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.
 
Lot 6039

$30
Title: Shipbuilding Days in Casco Bay 1727-1890
Author: William Hutchinson Rowe
Publisher: The Bond Wheelwright Company
Printing Year: c1966

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering on the spine and in the black and white dust jacket, this vintage volume is a 1960's reprint of a 1929 maritime work on the history of shipbuilding in Maine's Casco Bay. The work contains several illustrations of ships built in the region, and features pictorial endpapers with maps of the area. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The dust jacket shows some rubbing to the front and some soiling to the rear, as well as some light edge wear. The jacket is now in a clear, protective mylar cover. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8.5" and contains 222 pages.
 
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