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Lot 6113

$25
This lot includes the original manuscript leaf shown in the corresponding images. This is an early Venetian printing of Summa de Casibus Conscientiae by Bartholomaeus de Sancto Concordio printed in 1481 by Nicolaus de Novix. Text appears on front and back sides. This manuscript leaf displays hand-colored initials, rubrics and some colored text. Leaf measures approximately 4" x 6". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6114

$60
This lot features the following pieces of artwork:

Artist: Aaron Penley, uncredited
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Year: 1858, undated
Dimensions: Penley signed measures approximately 12.25" by 9"; unsigned measures approximately 14.5" by 10.5"

Details/Condition: This pair of original watercolors feature rural scenes. The scene with the Spanish buildings next to a pond is signed "Aaron Penley" and dated 1858. The second painting came to us from the same estate and may be a study by Penley (it is unsigned and is rushed, suggesting a study rather than a finished piece). Aaron Edwin Penley (1807-1870) was a celebrated landscape and miniature painter of the day as well as a noted author of painting reference works. Both paintings show well with some age/wear including toning/marks.
 
Lot 6115

$15
Title: The Joyous Guests.
Authors: Maud Lindsay and Emilie Poulsson.
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co., Boston
Printing Year: 1921 Author-Signed First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with illustrated front board, this antique volume is a scarce autographed work of children's literature. The work is illustrated with color plates by W. M. Berger. Maud Lindsay's signature appears on half title page. This volume shows mild external age/wear with rubbing to the edges, corners and surfaces of the boards and spine. Former library copy with markings at foot of spine and on copyright page. The text block is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9" and contains 208 pages.
 
Lot 6116

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of vintage original currency from the United States of America.

- 1 Piece of One Dollar Coin from the United States of America - Dated 1776-1976 - bicentennial dollar coin featuring Eisenhower.
- 1 Piece of Half Dollar Coin from the United States of America- Dated 1972 - features the profile of John F. Kennedy
- 1 Piece of One Dollar Coin from the United States of America- Dated 1927 - Liberty Peace dollar with eagle on the back.
- 1 Piece of One Dollar Coin from the United States of America- Dated 1928 - Liberty Peace dollar with eagle on the back. Shows some tarnishing
- 1 Piece of One Dollar Coin from the United States of America- Dated 1892 - shows advanced age/wear including tarnish, scuffing, and some loss to the raised images on each side.

The currency in this lot shows well, with some light age/wear indications as noted above.
 
Lot 6117

$40
Title: Dragon Lure, A Romance of Peking (In The Days of Yuan Shih-Kai)
Author: Norman Hinsdale Pitman
Publisher: The Commercial Press, Limited (Shanghai, China)
Printing Year: 1925

Condition/Details: Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce work on life in China. This is a review copy, with the original typed note from the publisher paper-clipped to the front free endpaper. The work features illustrations by Li Chu-T'ang, including a frontispiece illustration and several full-page plates throughout the volume. The volume shows light external age/wear, with shelf wear and sunning to the spine, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.75" and contains 318 pages.
 
Lot 6118

$80
This shelf lot includes the group of art and design 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 6119

$25
Title: History of Northwestern New York: Erie, Niagara, Wyoming, Genesee and Orleans Counties.
Author: John Theodore Horton et al.
Publisher: Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
Printing Year: 1947
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blue-gray tweed cloth, this antique set is a scarce regional history of the New York. The work contains in-text and full-page illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, particularly visible at edges, and rubbing to highpoints. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11".
 
Lot 6120

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

- A Child's History of England by Charles Dickens - undated by George Routledge and Sons
- Gilbert Starr and His Lessons by Glance Gaylord - Dated 1866 by Ira Bradley & Co. - cracked along hinges, shows some moisture indications
- Paul and Virginia by Bernardin De Saint Pierre - Dated 1854 by H. C. Peck & Theo. Bliss - shows some foxing and moisture indications, sunning to boards
- A Book About Boys by Ascott R. Hope - Dated 1869 by William P. Nimmo - boards show some moisture indications

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6121

$15
Title: The American Republic: Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny
Author: O. A. Brownson
Publisher: P. O'Shea
Printing Year: 1866

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of a work Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803–1876) was a New England intellectual and activist, preacher, labor organizer, and noted Catholic convert and writer. The volume shows external age/wear, with peeling of spine cover from head and along front gutter. Front hinge is weak. The text block is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages with occasional foxing. Previous owner's signature appears at bottom of tile page. Library inscription can be seen on front endpaper; library stamp is visible at top of title page. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5" and contains 439 pages.
 
Lot 6122

$80
Title: The Kariye Djami
Author: Paul A. Underwood
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Printing Year: 1966
Number of Volumes: Complete three-volume set

Notes: Bound in purple cloth with gilt lettering, this vintage set is a scarce work on the Kariye Djami, with one volume of text and one on Mosaics and Frescoes. The three volumes are in dust jackets and the original slipcase, with a mounted pictorial design. The work is profusely illustrated with both color and black and white plates in volumes two and three. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with mild chipping and wear along the jacket edges and light shelf wear to the boards, and the slipcase shows light wear. All three volumes are solidly bound with clean pages. The books measure approximately 10" x 12.5".
 
Lot 6123

$35
Title: The Case of Mr. Crump
Author: Ludwig Lewisohn
Publisher: Edward W. Titus, Paris
Printing Year: 1926 Author-Signed Limited Edition

Condition/Details: This antique paperbound volume is a scarce autographed edition of the original edition of this work by American novelist and translator Ludwig Lewisohn (1882-1955). This psychological novel about a failed marriage was banned in the United States until 1947. It was hailed as a masterpiece by Mencken, Dreiser, Sinclair Lewis and Sigmund Freud. The work is illustrated with a tipped-in frontispiece photo of a bust in bronze by Roy Sheldon. This is number 12 of 500 copies. Author's signature appears under frontispiece photograph. The volume shows some wear to cover, some age toning overall. Pages are clean and tight. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 10" and contains 435 pages.
 
Lot 6124

$50
This antique postcard group is part of a large collection we are selling during this auction - check out our other auctions to view more antique decorative and photographic postcards and albums. Buy more than one lot and save on shipping. This lot includes the following:

Theme: Birthday & Valentines
Number of cards in this group: approximately 60

Condition/Details: Most of the cards in this lot are Victorian chromolithographs. Some motifs include floral, nature, and cherubs. These postcards show well with bright, vivid colors and some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6125

$10
Title: I Was a Pagan
Author: V. C. Kitchen
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Printing Year: 1934 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in light green cloth with black lettering along the spine, this antique volume is a work on the author's philosophies of life prior to turning to God. This stated first edition has the letter code C-I on the copyright page. The volume shows some external age/wear, with sunning to the spine and high points, and some moisture indications. The volume is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages, a small ink signature from a previous owner is present on the front free endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 186 pages.
 
Lot 6126

$120
This lot includes the group of books by or about Charles Baudelaire shown in the corresponding image(s). Some titles include My Heart Laid Bare, Baudelaire on Poe, Les Fleurs du Mal, and Baudelaire: A Study of His Poetry. 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 6127

$40
Title: History of the Mississippi Valley Containing the Geology of the Upper Mississippi and Saint Louis Valleys/Explorers and Pioneers of Minnesota/Outlines of the History of Minnesota/ State Education
Authors: N. H. Winchell/Edward D. Neill /J. Fletcher Williams/ Charles S. Bryant
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Company, Minneapolis
Printing Year: 1881 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, raised spine bands and beveled boards, this antique volume is a scarce first edition of this reference work. The volume shows wear to the edges and corners. Binding is detached at front hinge, rear hinge shaken. Text block is solid, pages are clean with some age toning. The book measures approximately 8.5" x 11.25" and contains 717 pages plus 3 pages of publisher's advertisements.
 
Lot 6128

$25
This lot includes the group of English architectural history books shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include works on the architecture of the Strand, the Georgian Building of London, English homes, houses of 18th century London and the Mediaeval house. 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 6129

$25
Title: Wealth Against Commonwealth
Author: Henry Demarest Lloyd
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1902

Condition/Details: Bound in paper-covered boards with green cloth spine, this antique volume is a scarce edition of American progressive political activist Henry Demarest Lloyd (1847-1903), best remembered for his exposes of the Standard Oil Company contained in this his best-known work (originally published in 1894). The volume shows some age/wear outside concentrated at the edges and high points. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.25" and contains 563 pages plus 10 pages of press notices.
 
Lot 6130

$250
Title: The Works of Mr. William Shakspear - Volume the Fourth
Author: William Shakespeare
Printed for: Jacob Tonson, at Grays-Inn Gate, London
Printing Year: 1709

Condition/Details: In the original calf boards with raised bands, this tome is the fourth volume from the first edition of Shakespeare’s works produced not in folio form and with modern punctuation. Six passages are included: King Henry VI (Part III), Richard III, King Henry VIII, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, and Titus Andronicus. The five titles following King Henry VI feature engraved frontispieces facing the title pages.

This edition is the fifth printing of the plays, and the first to follow the four Folio Editions. In editorial terms it is seen as second only to the First Folio in importance. This is the first illustrated edition of Shakespeare with hundreds of emendations to the text, modern punctuation, and recognizable places and names for characters. As one recent critic puts it, this feels like an 'inaugurating moment', and the 1709 edition did indeed pave the way for the explosion of interest in Shakespeare that followed.

One of the most significant contributions to Shakespearian scholarship, Rowe's Shakespeare is based upon the text of the fourth folio, and set the standard for the modernization of orthography and punctuation for all subsequent editions. It is widely accepted as having the most influence on how we understand Shakespeare today. Rowe (1674-1718), an English dramatist and Poet Laureate, was the first to divide the plays into acts and scenes, state the locations, and include a complete listing of the characters for each play. Rowe’s biography of Shakespeare, which appears in the first volume of this set, was the first attempt at an authoritative account of the life of Shakespeare. Jaggard, Shakespeare's biographer, held this edition in particularly high esteem, stating that "In Importance and interest, this edition ranks second perhaps to the editio princeps. It is the first manual text, the first to present a biography of the poet, the first to bear an editor's name, the first to possess illustrations, and the first of the endless army of editions in octavo. . . . and the plates are of no small value because of their contemporary costume. In this issue will also be found the earliest effort to trace parallels between Shakespeare and other classics."

The volume shows external age/wear with the front board detached. Both endpapers bear early owner’s names. The text block is split at page 1824 with loose neighboring leaves and signatures. Opening leaves are lacking beginning with the front free endpaper and the first page present being the title page for the volume. There is some tearing and loss to the main title page and the title page for King Henry VI. The pages show well with some toning and scattered marks. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 8" and contains pages 1537 through 2072.
 
Lot 6131

$25
Title: Aroostook War. Historical Sketch and Roster of Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Men Called into Service for the Protection of the Northeastern Frontier of Maine, from February to May, 1839
Publisher: Kennebec Journal Print, Augusta
Printing Year: 1904

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to front cover, this antique volume is a scarce account of the Aroostook War (sometimes called the Pork and Beans War) was an undeclared nonviolent confrontation in 1838/1839 between the United States and Great Britain over the international boundary between British North America (Canada) and Maine. The work is illustrated with many photographs and drawings of the uncovered relics, including several fold-out illustrations. The volume shows external age/wear with moisture marks to both boards. This former library volume bears a stamp inside the front board and title page. This volume was presented by Augustus Farnham, Adjutant General of Maine. The volume is tightly bound with clean pages. The front hinge is slightly shaken. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9.5" and contains 95 pages.
 
Lot 6132

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Mushrooms by Albert Pilat - Dated 1954 by H. W. Bijl
- English Church Needlework: A Handbook for Workers and Designers by Maud R. Hall - Dated 1901 by Grant Richards - boards show some moisture indications and sunning
- Tolstoy on Art by Aylmer Maude - Dated 1924 by Humphrey Milford - some cracking along front hinge, wear and separation at the spine cover
- Herman Melville: Mariner and Mystic by Raymond M. Weaver - Dated 1921 by George H. Doran Company - some cracking along front hinge, sunning to spine
- Historic Dress of the Clergy by Rev. Geo. S. Tyack - Dated 1897 by William Andres & Co.
- Novelty and Romancement by Lewis Carroll - Dated 1925 by B. H. Brimmer Company - boards show some moisture indications and chipping concentrated at extremities
- Carl Maria Von Weber: The Life of an Artist by J. Palgrave Simpson M. A.- undated by Oliver Ditson and Company - complete two-volume set, these volumes show wear including sunning and chipping and loss to spine covers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6133

$35
Title: The Illustrated History of Free Masonry
Author: Moses W. Redding
Publisher: Redding & Co.
Printing Year: 1892

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce history of freemasonry by prominent Mason Moses Wolcott Redding (1829-1892), manufacturer and seller of Masonic supplies, who founded the Redding Masonic Supply Co. in 1859. The work is illustrated with bright color plates and black and white plates as well as in-text and full-page illustrations. The spine of volume has been replaced. Boards have minor wear around edges, with some rubbing and chipping in corners. Binding is splitting at title page. Pages are clean and unmarked. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 11.75" and contains 720 pages.
 
Lot 6134

$40
This lot includes the group of Japanese art reference books shown in the corresponding image(s). This lot includes works on Japanese textile art, kimonos, decorations and packaging. 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 6135

$25
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 Guyenne, Gascogne, Perigord, Bearn and Navarre in south-western France. This map measures approximately 8.5" x 12". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6136

$60
This lot includes the group of ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material includes postcards, photographs, tourism brochures, and Grimm fairy tale illustrations with German text on the back, among other items. The postcards depict such scenes as railroads, buildings, bridges, and holiday greetings. Some are Victorian chromolithographs. 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 6137

$80
Title: Secrets of a Private Enquiry Office: Being Tales Weird and Tales Ghostly, Tales Humorous and Tales Pathetic, Tales Exciting and Tales Curious
Author: Mrs. George Corbett
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, London
Printing Year: 1891

Condition/Details: Bound in blind stamped blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and front cover, this antique volume is a scarce collection of short fiction by English writer Elizabeth Burgoyne Corbett (1846-1930). Her 1894 novel "When the Sea Gives Up Its Dead" features one of the earliest female detectives in fiction, Annie Corrie. This volume shows mild external age/wear with rubbing to the boards and spine, concentrated at the extremities. The boards display some minor stains. The text block is bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.75" and contains 256 pages.
 
Lot 6138

$70
This lot features a series of five artist proof lithograph prints on heavy stock by the artist Murcada. All depict scenes of the sea.:

- Coastline - Dated 1980, this print measures approximately 36" by 24" - signed and titled by the artist in pencil
- Seaside - Dated 1981 this print measures approximately 36" by 24" - signed and titled by the artist in pencil
- Sea Breeze - Dated 1981 this print measures approximately 36" by 24" - signed and titled by the artist in pencil
- Clear Water - Dated 1981 this print measures approximately 36" by 24" - signed and titled by the artist in pencil
- Cove - Dated 1981 this print measures approximately 36" by 24" - signed and titled by the artist in pencil, this print shows some toning and light soiling to the paper

These posters are in generally good condition with some age/wear indications.
 
Lot 6139

$20
Title: Peter The Brazen, A Mystery Story of Modern China
Author: George F. Worts
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
Printing Year: 1919

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with yellow lettering, this antique volume is a scarce mystery based in China. The work features a color frontispiece illustration by Gayle Hoskins. The volume shows some external age/wear, concentrated at the high points with a small smudge on the spine. The text block is securely bound with age-toned pages, showing occasional spotting. An owner's inscription is present on the front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 379 pages.
 
Lot 6140

$50
This lot includes the group of books on the history of American architecture shown in the corresponding image(s). These volumes include works of the architecture from the Boston arts and craft movement, and architecture in Baltimore, the Mid-Atlantic, Tennessee, New England, the Adirondacks and the Massachusetts Bay. 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 6141

$60
Title: Historical Collections of the State of New York; Containing a General of the Most Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes &c Relating to Its History and Antiquities, with Geographical Descriptions of Every Township in the State
Author: John W. Barber and Henry Howe
Publisher: S. Tuttle
Printing Year: 1846

Condition/Details: Rebound in black cloth, this antique volume is a scarce historical reference. The work is illustrated tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits, an intact fold-out state map, a tissue-guarded plate offering a view of Albany and numerous in-text illustrations. The volume shows no external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges that show mild foxing and faint water markings throughout. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.5" and contains 616 pages.
 
Lot 6142

$70
This lot features the following group of vintage magazine issues:

Title: Life
Issue Dates: 1937 & 1940
Approximate Number of Issues: 23

Notes: These magazines show very nicely with beautiful front and rear covers. Most of the magazines are intact and whole, some issues show signs of age/wear including chipping, loose covers, etc.
 
Lot 6143

$15
Title: A History of the Gold Coast and Ashanti from the Earliest Times to the Commencement of the Twentieth Century
Author: W. Walton Claridge
Publisher: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd., London
Printing Year: 1964 Second Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce edition of this famous work on what is now Ghana, particularly valuable in its full treatment of the Anglo-Ashanti wars that took place between 1824 and 1901. The work contains fold-out maps. These former library volumes have the customary library markings/attachments and show mild external age/wear. The books are solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4".
 
Lot 6144

$30
This lot features the following piece of artwork:

Artist: etched by Ludwig Schmidt after Krüger Jr.
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 the Scorpana Antennata fish. 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 http://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 6145

$20
This lot includes the piece of artwork shown in the corresponding image. This limited edition print by unknown artist entitled "Silver Plane" is number 220/375. This work, printed on heavy paper, with silver metallic finish, is signed, titled and numbered in pencil along lower margin. There is a three-inch cut along left edge. Back side is blank. This print measures 28" x 22". To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
 
Lot 6146

$60
This lot includes the group of books on the Early Renaissance painter Piero Della Francesca shown in the corresponding image(s). 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 6147

$20
Title: Paralysis, and other Affections of the Nerves: Their Cure by Transmitted Energy and Special Movements
Author: Geo. H. Taylor
Publisher: John R. Alden, Publisher
Printing Year: 1883

Condition/Details: Bound in rust-colored cloth with gilt lettering to front board, this antique volume is a scarce early medical work on paralysis as well as the discussion of a novel treatment. The author states in the preface: " In pursuing investigations to this end I have thoroughly tested and demonstrated the remarkable curative power of a hitherto neglected agency -- Transmitted Energy, or FORCE. I have aimed in this little work to exhibit the fundamental and searching nature of this agency and its positive merits as a curative means." The volume shows some age, with rubbing to the extremities and moisture indications. The boards are cracked along the internal hinges. The text block contains age-toned pages, with marginal water markings throughout and crayon markings on one page of text at the rear of the volume, as well as the rear endpapers and inside of the rear board. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 179 pages.
 
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